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 10 – 16, 2021, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Love and Romance
Adam Devine and Chloe Bridges tied the knot this week. The couple met on set of The Final Girls back in 2014 and made things official on October 10. Watch for Adam’s new project, a Pitch Perfect series to come out next year.
RHOC alum, Meghan King has a new last name. She is now Mrs. Cuffe Owens. The couple took their vows on Monday and were attended by President Biden. This may seem rushed to fans since the couple only went public two weeks ago.
Famed boxing legend Evander Holyfield is heading to the altar. He announced his engagement on Friday on Instagram. Take a look at his post here.
William Shatner broke records and made headlines this week as the oldest person to ever go to space. Jeff Bezos’s team beamed him up in their questionably shaped spacecraft. The world watched as he fulfilled his Captain Kirk dreams.
Entertainment News: Illness and Injury
Howie Mandel had onlookers worried when he fainted in a Starbucks. Luckily, he was okay and resting at home after a brief visit to the hospital. He took to Twitter to thank his fans and friends for all their well wishes.
Legendary actress Katey Sagal was rushed to the hospital this week after being struck while crossing a street. She was treated for her injuries and released the same day. So far, no charges have been laid and the driver is reported to have stayed on the scene.
Production of America’s Got Talent: Extreme came to a screeching halt this week. Daredevil contestant Jonathan Goodwin suffers a horrifying accident after being crushed between two cars which then cause a set explosion. The contestant was rushed to the hospital and the show and his family are asking for prayers.
Cher made headlines this week after dropping a lawsuit on Sonny Bono’s widow. It seems Sonny’s wife is withholding royalties to the tune of one million dollars. Cher wants her cut and is willing to fight in court to get it.
Owen Wilson was called out this week as an absentee dad. His ex claims the movie start has never so much as met their three-year-old daughter. Owens is involved in both his son’s lives but has opted out of being with his little girl. Get all the details on this scandal here.
WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase aka the Million Dollar Man and his sons lost an expensive court case this week. The trio was ordered to pay back five million dollars in illegally spent welfare funds. They aren’t the only ones involved in this kind of scheme. Other famous names, including Brett Favre, also owe money. Westling-Online has the details.
A Netflix employee got the ax after leaking confidential data pertaining to Dave Chappelle’s Stand-Up Special. The information was later shared in a Bloomberg news report and included financial figures. The Special was already underwire for transphobic jokes so this twist just added more fuel to that fire.
Entertainment News: Casting About
Wendy Williams is stepping away from the spotlight again. The controversial talk show host is suffering a slew of health issues stemming from her long-time battle with Grave’s Disease. The good news is, the show must go on with Leah Remini taking her seat. Page Six has all the details.
Law and Order: SVU fans will soon see more of Octavio Pisano (Det. Joe Velasco). The actor was bumped up to series regular. Pisano’s other credits include Coyote, iLove, and If Loving You Is Wrong.
Leaving the stage is Mark Harmon. The actor departed NCIS and his role as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. His character opted to retire in Alaska after a rather grueling case. People Magazine has all the details.
Walking Dead fans are in for another treat as a brand new spin-off is set to air. Tales of the Walking Dead will take over the airwaves next year after getting the green light from AMC. This is the fourth series for the franchise.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
The world of sports was rocked by the shocking and brutal stabbing death of Olympian Agnes Tirop’s. The long-distance runner for Kenya placed 4th at the Tokyo Olympics. According to TMZ, her husband, Ibrahim Rotich, was arrested for the horrifying crime. She was 24 years old.
OZ alum Granville Adams lost his battle with cancer this week. Adams is famous for his betrayal of Zahir Arif in the breakout TV show and has fans all over the world. He was 58 years old at his passing and leaves behind his wife, Christina.
Ex on the Beach fans were stunned by the stabbing death of Chris Pearson this week. The 25-year-old reality star was murdered during an altercation at a Los Angeles club. TV line has all the details.
The Hasbro toy company lost one of its own this week when long-time CEO Brian Goldner died of prostate cancer. He passed only two days after stepping down to take medical leave. NBC has the official release from the famed toy company.
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