This week has brought triumph and tears to some of your favorite celebrities. We’ve gathered some of the top entertainment news stories from August 14 – 22, 2021, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
This Week in #FreeBritney
The Free Britney movement may have suffered a huge setback this week. Allegedly, the pop princess assaulted one of her long-time housekeepers. According to reports, the pair got into an argument over one of Britney’s dogs which resulted in the songstress striking her employee.
Entertainment News: An Unlikely Hero
Ex-UFC fighter, Brendan Schaub, made headlines this week. The star was hailed a hero when he saved three children involved in a fatal car crash. Schaub ran to the vehicle after seeing the crash site, smashed windows, and pull the kids to safety. The father of the children is accused of driving on the wrong side of a highway. The victim’s mother died on impact.
Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost not only confirmed pregnancy rumors with Page Six but announced the arrival of their son. Jost took to Instagram to share the news that baby Cosmo is here and very much loved.
Grey’s Anatomy’s Kelly McCreary (Dr. Maggie Pierce) announced her pregnancy to People Magazine. This is her and husband, Pete Chatmon’s, first bundle of joy.
Kylie Jenner is also having a baby! E! Online reported the billionaire makeup mogul and boyfriend Travis Scott are expecting their second child together.
Entertainment News: Illnesses & Injury
Selma Blair shared great news with the media this week. She is currently in remission from multiple sclerosis. The star has battled the disease for years and finally found relief after an experimental stem cell transplant. Fans will soon get an inside look into her journey when her documentary “Introducing Selma Blair” is released by Discovery+.
Rock star Travis Barker faced his fears and flew for the first time since the deadly plane crash in 2008. The crash killed four people leaving him and DJ Adam Goldstein as the only survivors.
Former TLC star, Josh Duggar was in court again this week. His lawyers were trying to dispute the evidence against him in his child pornography case. The prosecution stood strong, though, saying this case was “straightforward.” People Magazine has the story.
Country singer Sam Hunt is heading to a DUI Education Center after pleading guilty to a drinking and driving charge. He was originally sentenced to almost 12 months behind bars but he made a deal for therapy and losing his license for a year.
The search continues for a new permanent host for Jeopardy! as Mike Richards resigns from the top spot. Reports broke Friday morning he stepped away amid the resurfacing of past sexist comments.
Things are not looking great for the Real Housewives franchise. Two series are on the chopping block. The long-running RHONY is looking at an indefinite hiatus, and RHOD will not be returning at all in 2022.
Harry Hamlin, Kate Mulgrew, and Paul Wesley were announced as the key players in Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic: The Origin. The movie is based on the VC. Andrews prequel to her iconic smash hit book series.
Grey’s Anatomy gets a famous new face for season 18. Peter Gallagher is on set as a recurring character. Deadline reports his alter ego, Dr. Alan Hamilton, worked closely with Ellis Grey once upon a time. Be on the lookout for Kate Burton to reprise her role as Meredith’s mother.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
Famed comedian Sean Lock passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. The British Comedy Award recipient was 58 years old.
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