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 21 – 27, 2021, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
This Week in Romance and New Beginnings
Talk show host Wendy Williams has her groove back. The famed personality took to Instagram to introduce her new beau to the world, sans his name. Why all the mystery, Wendy?
Kanye West is now just “Ye” or at least that’s what he wants to be. The billionaire rapper filed the paperwork to change his legal name to the same handle as his company’s brand. Source reports Kim Kardashian West has no plans on changing her name post-divorce.
Entertainment News: Reali-Tea
RHOBH star Tom Girardi made headlines this week when he moved out of his multi-million dollar mansion. Daily Mail reports he took up residence in a senior living residence. Estranged wife Erika Jayne didn’t have much to say on the matter.
Illnesses & Injury
Val Kilmer shared a victory this week. The actor gained a piece of himself back, thanks to an AI company Sonantic. The company created a clone of the actor’s voice, allowing him to feel a little more like himself again.
CSI Vegas’s William Petersen was hospitalized after becoming ill on set. Variety reported the star is suffering from exhaustion which led to him becoming unwell while filming.
Letitia Wright suffered minor injuries after a stunt rig accident on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Page Six reports she was treated and released from a local hospital.
Entertainment News: Celebrity Scandals
Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor, Nicholas Brendon, was charged with prescription fraud earlier this week. TMZ reports the 50-year-old actor was held in a Vigo County jail but is already home with a promise to appear in court later on.
R. Kelly’s newest court case is heating up. He once again faces accusations of sex trafficking, child exploitation, and kidnapping. This week, an unnamed victim took the stand and alleged he assaulted her and gave her an STD at 17 years old. BET News shared updates.
Adult film star, Ron Jeremy is facing serious jail time. TMZ published that the actor who rose to fame making pornographic content has been indicted on 30 counts of sexual assault. The charges include, but are not limited to forcible rape, sexual battery, sodomy, and lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 or 15.
Last week, we reported the search for a new Jeopardy! was on again. This week, we’re happy to report Mayim Bialik is temporarily stepping into the role. The show is still mulling over its options for Alek Trebek’s replacement.
The Conners are getting a new face in the upcoming season. Seinfeld star, Jason Alexander joins the cast in the guest role of Pastor Phil. TV Line has all the details.
GoT star Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) takes on a new role as Louis in AMC’s series adaptation of the box office smash hit, Interview with a Vampire. His role was originally played by Brad Bitt in the 1994 film.
Jo Jo Siwa is about to make history. The teen idol is taking to the Dancing with the Stars stage, but she has a twist. Siwa will be the half of the very first same-sex couple in the show’s history. JoJo joins the cast for Season 30.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
The world of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll mourned this week after the passing of legendary Rolling Stones rocker Charlie Watts. The drummer passed away peacefully in a London hospital surrounded by his family. You can read his Rolling Stone magazine obituary here
Fans of So You Think You Can Dance were shocked to learn of the death of dancer Serge Onik on Tuesday. The Season 11 star died of unknown causes at the age of 33.
The past and present cast and crew of Saturday Night Live shared a moment of silence with the death of former executive Bill Clotworthy. Deadline reported his death on Monday.
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