This week has brought triumph and tears to some of your favorite celebrities. We’ve gathered some of the top entertainment news stories from February 12 – 18, 2023, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Love & Family
It’s baby number four for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds! The birth was announced on Sunday but the couple didn’t share many details. The baby joins sisters James, Inez, and Betty.
Rihanna gave the performance of a lifetime during the Super Bowl halftime show. And, she offered up a big surprise by opening the show by announcing her second pregnancy. She and A$AP Rocky are expecting again!
Also expecting are Marc Anthony and Nadia Ferreira. This will be their first child together but Marc’s seventh. He shares two children with Debbie Rosado, two more with Dayanara Torres, and twins Emma and Max with Jennifer Lopez.
Last week, we reported Sister Wives star Christine Brown announced she was dating. This week, she revealed the identity of her new man. She has fallen head over heels for David Woolley.
It’s over for Camila Cabello and Austin Kevitch. The couple called it quits after eight months of dating. The couple began dating in 2021 after her split from Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes.
Jackass star Bam Margery is heading for divorce. His wife, Nicole Boyd, filed the paperwork this week. She is citing irreconcilable differences as a reason to end their ten-year marriage. She has also asked for legal and physical custody of their five-year-old son and is only offering Bam supervised visitation.
Gold Star Accomplishments
Pharrell Williams has a new credit on his resume. He is the new Men’s Creative Director for Louis Vuitton. He is taking over the role that was previously held by fashion icon Virgil Abloh.
Health & Wellness
There was more heartbreaking news for Bruce Willis. On Thursday, his wife confirmed his condition is worsening after his aphasia diagnosis progressed into frontotemporal dementia. You can read the statement from his family here.
Actor Tom Sizemore suffered a brain aneurysm over the weekend and has been hospitalized in critical condition. His manager, Charles Lago, told the press that it is a wait-and-see situation. The 61-year-old troubled actor’s personal issues have overshadowed his career in recent years as he battled many obstacles such as substance abuse, domestic violence conviction, money troubles, and homelessness.
Casting & Changes
Alec Baldwin is facing a whole lot of legal trouble but that doesn’t mean he’s not finishing his movie. Rust is going back into production and the actor will soon resume filming. The movie went on hiatus in 2021 after the accidental shooting death of Halyna Hutchins.
Chicago P.D. has a reason to celebrate. The show is coming to its 200th episode and promises big action for the upcoming episode. Tune in on February 22nd to watch.
Say goodbye to Live with Kelly and Ryan and say hello to Live with Kelly and Mark! Ryan Seacrest is leaving the hit morning show. In his place will be the man Kelly loves the most – her husband Mark Consuelos.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
February 12th marked the death of Dave “Truly the Dove” Jolicouer. The Del La Soul founding member passed away in a Maryland hospital. Reports state his cause of death is not yet known but is said to be natural causes. He was 54 years old.
Former NYPD Blue child star Austin Majors passed away on February 13th. While no details of his death are known, his family announced the news in a statement to the media. He was 27 years old.
Legendary icon Raquel Welch died on February 15th at 95 years old. She rose to fame in the ’60s and became an iconic sex symbol. During her lifetime she wed four times and was the proud mother to two children. In 1995, she was named one of the top 100 sexiest people in film history by Empire magazine.
Valentine’s Day brought news of Wrestling icon Jerry Jerett’s death. The 80-year-old will fondly be remembered by WWE and AEW fans as Jerry The King Lawler. He spent decades on screen as his alter ego where he rose to Superstar status. He was 80 years old.
Baseball Hall of Famer Tim McCarver died at 81 years old on February 16th. The beloved broadcaster spent 60 years playing and reporting on his favorite sport. During his time on the field, he was an All-star and a World Series Champion.
A horrible tragedy struck on February 17th for country star Kellie Pickler. Her husband, Kyle Jacobs, was found dead in their home after a suspected suicide. Jacobs was a songwriter and costarred on the couple’s reality TV show I Love Kellie Pickler. He was 49 years old.
Former Hollywood sweetheart Stella Stevens also died on February 17th. She is fondly remembered for her roles in The Poseidon Adventure and starring opposite Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls! She passed at 84 years old after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Veteran actor and comedian Richard Belzer has passed away at 78. Original SNL cast member Laraine Newman broke the sad news about her dear friend on social media. Belzer may be best known for his character Detective John Munch, a role that he portrayed for 15 years on Homicide: Life on the Streets, Law & Order, and Law & Order SVU.
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