This week has brought triumph and tears to some of your favorite celebrities. We’ve gathered some of the top entertainment news stories from November 21 – 27, 2021, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Love and Family
Aaron Carter is a dad! He and fiancée Melanie Martin welcomed their first child together after she underwent an emergency cesarian. Their son, Prince, was born on November 22.
James Van Der Beek and his wife, Kimberly, brought their sixth child into the world. Their son, Jeremiah, was born this week. The couple kept the pregnancy under wraps after suffering two late-term miscarriages back to back.
Big Brother alum couple Dani and Dominic Briones are parents of two! The family was pleased to meet their second daughter, Lux, on November 19th. She joins her three-year-old sister, Tennessee Autumn.
Jason Sudeikis is off the market again. The We Are the Millers star is reportedly dating model Keeley Hazell again. The two are said to be taking it easy and being casual this time around. People Magazine has the details.
It’s twins for Cooper Hefner (son of the late Hugh Hefner) and Harry Potter’s Scarlett Byrne Hefner. The couple announced the pregnancy on Instagram. This will be babies two and three for the family. They welcomed daughter, Betsy Rose, in August 2020.
Odell Beckahm Jr. And Lauren Wood are having a baby! The couple is expecting their first child together. The couple took to Instagram to share their maternity photoshoot and announce their news.
Seth Meyers is a new dad again. He and his wife, Alexi Ashe, kept the news of their third child all the way to the end only announcing the baby during his show. The baby girl, named Adelaide, was born in September. EW has the full story.
Michael Strahan is the next celeb to go into space. The daytime talk show host will be boarding Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin for a tour he will never forget. People magazine has the full story.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson snagged himself some great PR this week by giving away his own truck. He handed over the keys to his personal pick-up to a Navy Veteran who was thrilled by the elaborate gift. Deadline has the full story.
Entertainment News: Celebrity Scandals
Kevin Spacey’s bank account is about to become significantly lighter. He’s been sued by House of Cards production company, MRC. The settlement, to the tune of 31 million dollars, is due to his breach of contract after Kevin was dismissed for allegedly violating the company’s sexual harassment policies. Variety has the full story.
Tori Spelling had heads turning when she posted her Holiday card snap sans her husband. Tori shut down rumors she and Dean McDermott split but that didn’t stop the questions. It seems the stress of it all may be getting to Dean as he was recently photographed in a fistfight during a hockey game.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are no more. The young couple split on November 19 in a breakup that shocked their fans. Since ending the relationship Camila has put her home up for sale and is moving out of the romantic villa.
Bobby Flay fans have a reason to rejoice. Mere weeks ago it was announced the celebrity chef was leaving the Food Network. Well, not anymore. The star and the network have reached a contract deal that will keep his shows on air.
Fantasy Island is getting a season two and John Gabriel Rodriguez will be front and center. The star is set to be a full-time cast member for the new episodes with a major role as Elena’s (Roselyn Sanchez) love interest. TV Line has the full story.
Jay Leno will soon be back on the big screen. He is set to play Ed Sullivan in the movie “Midas Man.” The film follows the career of Brian Epstein – the music manager for The Beatles. Joining Leno will be Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Epstein, Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan, and Big Milner. Deadline has all the details.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
The Aykroyd family is in mourning this week after the loss of Peter Aykroyd. The Emmy-nominated SNL alum and writer died on November 20th. Outside of his time on SNL, he is known for his role as Elwood on The Blues Brother Animated Series. Deadline has the full story.
Malcolm X’s daughter, Malikah Shabazz, was found dead this week in her Brooklyn Home. She was found unconscious by her daughter who then called for help. Unfortunately, it was too late. The police have not deemed her death suspicious. Malikah was one of the twins Malcolm X’s wife was pregnant with at the time of his assassination.
Celebrated Oscar-winning costumer, Wada Emi, died this week. Her family did not disclose where or why she died but did inform the media of her passing on November 13th. She was 84 years old. Variety has the story.
Famed actor Lou Cutell died this week at 91 years old. He spent the majority of his adult life in Hollywood and is remembered for his roles in Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Glam, Alice, and as Dr. “Assman” Cooperman on Seinfeld. Read his memorial here.
Gifted actor Joey Morgan died on November 21 at 29 years old. Best known for his role in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, he was well received in the world of Indie films and received honors by Indie Wire as being a breakout talent at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
TV writer and playwright, Dominic Orlando, succumbed to cancer on November 19th at the age of 57. He is known as the scribe behind smash hits such as The OA and Mindhunter, and Them.
Critically acclaimed composer Stephen Sondheim passed away at 91 years of age. The Oscar and multiple Grammy-winning artist started in the entertainment world in the early 1950s and his career will continue on posthumously with several films coming out in 2022. Playbill has all the details.
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