This week has brought triumph and tears to some of your favorite celebrities. We’ve gathered some of the top entertainment news stories from October 9 – 15, 2022, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Love & Family
Kaley Cuoco is going to be a mom! She and soap alum star Tom Pelphrey are expecting a baby girl. The couple, who went public in March, shared the news in separate Instagram posts on Tuesday.
RHOA alum Cynthia Bailey will soon be single. She and Mike Hill announced they split in a joint statement online. The couple married two years ago.
Also single is Teen Mom star, Leah Messer. She accepted a proposal from Jaylan Mobley just two months ago but the pair realized marriage simply is not in the cards.
Days of our Lives actor Lucas Adams (Tripp Johnson, DAYS) is off the market, ladies! The actor tied the knot on October 15 with actress Shelby Wulfert in Waxahachie, Texas, according to People.com. Soap Hub reported their engagement last year. The two lovebirds met on the set of Disney Channel’s Liv & Maddie back in 2016. Congrats to the happy couple!
Gold Star Accomplishments
Mattel is taking the 40th anniversary of Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ seriously by honoring the singer with a brand new Barbie. The doll is part of the brand’s Signature Music Series and is decked out with Tina’s classic look.
Illness and Injury
Reality star Nene Leakes is asking for prayers after her son, Brentt Leakes suffered a stroke and is in heart failure. Leakes told the media on Monday that the 23-year-old is in hospital and doctors are trying to find the root cause of his health woes.
Also facing health issues is Brandy Norwood. The pop star/actress was hospitalized after a possible seizure at her Los Angeles home on Tuesday. She updated fans shortly after saying she is following all her doctor’s orders.
Ryan Seacrest went into quarantine this week after testing positive for Covid. He called into his show Live with Kelly and Ryan to tell fans the news and share he is dealing with unusual symptoms but hoping for a speedy recovery.
Entertainment News: Celebrity Scandals & Hot Topics
Actor Ray Buffer is under fire after allegedly stealing $600 worth of comics from a San Diego store. According to reports, he was caught on camera sticking the comics under his shirt and leaving the store. The owner emailed the star and offered to let it slide if he returned the items. Instead of doing so, Buffer accused the store of harassment.
News came this week that Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Kazuki Takahashi’s death on July 4th was a heroic move. He lost his life while trying to rescue two people from drowning. Kazuki dove into the water to save an 11-year-old child and her mother from a riptide.
Speaking of documentaries, the behind the scene stories and controversies of the beloved child character Barney the Dinosaur were showcased on Peacock. ‘I Love You, You Hate Me’ takes a look at the dark times of the pre-school geared show and the actors included in the show.
Trevor Noah rocked everyone with the announcement he is leaving The Daily Show. This week, he announced his official end date. Trevor took to the desk for the last time on December 8th.
Dr. Ethan Choi is checking out of Chicago Med on December 7th. Actor Brian Tee is taking a step back from being in front of the camera to spend more time with his wife and children. He will, however, return to help direct some future episodes.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
Actor Sean Penn and musician Michael Penn are in mourning after the death of their mother, Eileen Ryan. The 95-year-old actress passed away on October 9th.
Dame Angela Lansbury passed away on October 11th. The Academy Award-winning is fondly remembered by generations for her roles in Murder, She Wrote, Gaslight, and Beauty and the Beast. Her career spanned from 1944 with her final work, Glass House: A Knives Out Mystery airing in 2022. She was 96 years old.
American Idol season 19 runner-up Willie Spencer has died. The soulful singer was involved in a deadly crash on October 12th when his jeep veered off the road and collided with a tractor-trailer. He was 23 years old.
October 14th marked the death of iconic star Robbie Coltrane. Famously remembered for the beloved roles as Hagrid in the series, Fitz on Cracker, and as the infamous Valentin Zukovsky in the James Bond series, he was a mainstay for generations. He was hailed as one of Britain’s most popular comedians having a thriving career on screen and stage for over 40 years. Coltrane was 72 years old.
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