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 2 – 9, 2021, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Illness and Injury
Smash Mouth’s singer, Steve Harwell, is taking a break from music as he deals with heart issues. Harwell fell ill back in 2015 and his condition has worsened recently. TMZ has all the details.
90210 and Nip Tuck alum, AnnaLynne McCord went public this week with her mental health struggles. The famed actress went live on The Doctors and open up about her childhood sexual assault and living with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Robin Thicke was in the news this week after accusations of sexual assault surfaced. Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski claims the star groped her during the filming of his smash hit video “Blurred Lines.” The BBC has the full story.
Shannen Doherty closed out her years-long lawsuit with insurance conglomerate State Farm. A federal judge ordered the company to pay the Beverly Hills 90210 star 6.3 million dollars. The suit stems from State Farm refusing to pay policy benefits after wildfires set Doherty’s Malibu home ablaze. Following this, the star took to Instagram to give a realistic look at her battle with cancer.
Shark Tank star, Barbara Corcoran came under fire this week after making a body-shaming “joke” towards The View host Whoopi Goldberg. Corcoran quickly saw the error of her ways and took to Twitter to issue a public apology. Entertainment Weekly has the full story.
Desperate Housewives fans are in for a treat. Stars Teri Hatcher and James Denton are coming together onscreen once again. The former TV couple is reuniting for the Hallmark Movie “A Kiss Before Christmas.” Variety has the inside scoop.
Lost In Space is coming back for its third, and final, season. The Netflix hit is set to air on December 1, 2021. The streaming giant released their first look trailer which you can watch here.
Mark Consuelos is saying goodbye to Riverdale. The AMC alum plays Hiram Lodge, the villainous father of Veronica Lodge. He exited the show after an explosive season finale. Get all the details on his departure from TV Line.
The Food Network will soon say goodbye to Bobby Flay. The superstar chef is leaving the network after a 27-year run after contract negotiations fell flat. Variety has the inside scoop.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
Cynthia Harris died on Sunday, October 3 at 87 years old. The actress is famously known for her Mad About You role as Sylvia Buchman. Her other starring roles include playing Iris Hubbard on L.A. Law, and Wallis Warfield Simpson in Edward & Mrs. Simpson. Find out more about her career and life here.
The Late Show’s Alan Kalter passed away ago 87 years old this week. The famed announcer is best known for his work on David Letterman. He was also the voice for To Tell the Truth and the $25,000 Pyramid.
Emmy-winning hairstylist Marc Pilcher died from complications due to Covid on October 3. His most recent work on Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton gave him his award win just last month.
MMA fighter Justin Thorton died at the tender age of 38 after a battle in the ring. His opponent Dillon Cleckler knocked him out during a bare-knuckle fight on August 20. Thorton sustained serious injuries and succumbed to them on Monday, October 3.
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