This week has brought triumph and tears to some of your favorite celebrities. We’ve gathered some of the top entertainment news stories from September 25 – October 1, 2021, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Love and Romance
Miguel and Nazanin Mandi ended their 17-year love story. The couple wed in 2018 after dating for 12 years. A rep for the coupe reports they separated quite some time ago and are leading their own lives. People Magazine has all the details.
Real Housewives of Orange County alum, Vicki Gunvalson ended her engagement with Steve Lodge. Vicki confirmed the split on her Instagram with a torn photo of herself and Steve. Read all the details here.
This Week In #FreeBritney
Jamie Spears got hit quite the blow in court. He was removed from his conservator role on Wednesday, September 29. Spears was ordered to not only back down but also hand over all his records to Britney’s lawyer. A hearing to end the conservatorship is scheduled for November 12th.
Entertainment News: Heath and Wellness
Dancing With the Stars main staple, Cheryl Burke had to take a break from the ballroom after testing positive for Covid. She will be in quarantine and away from the show for no less than 10 days. Check out Monday’s episode of DWTS to see how the show deals with her positive test. See her announcement here.
Country singer Alan Jackson opened up about his health issues. The famed songwriter is suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. Jackson sat down with Today to explain his illness and how it is affecting his stage presence.
Blink 182 frontman, Mark Hoppus, delivered great news to his fandom. He is cancer-free and officially in remission. Hoppus was diagnosed with stage 4 b-cell lymphoma earlier this year and has been fighting ever since.
R. Kelly faced a bombshell verdict this week. He was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking after begin accused of decades of sex abuse. Kelly may face up to 20 years in prison. People Magazine has all the details.
Katherine Heigl took to Instagram to clear the air about her stance with the IATSE union. She explains her past actions sticking up her past cast members and crew and hope for better standards. You can read her full post here.
The Law & Order franchise is going back to its roots. Dick Wolf is bringing back the original show for Season 21. The fast-paced legal drama was canceled back in 2010. No word yet on which cast members will be on set.
Saturday Night Live announced the departure of two cast members. Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt will not return for the upcoming 47th season. Read all about the cast changes here.
Lori Loughlin is back on TV. According to TV Line, she will soon grace the set of “When Hope Calls” in the upcoming season 2. Expect to see her as Abigail Stanton on December 18, 2021, for the When Hope Hope Calls: A County Christmas special.
The Bachelor is back on track with a whole new host. Chris Harrison wraps up his run and Jesse Palmer is stepping in. Variety has all the details on the host switcheroo.
Fans of All Rise have good news coming their way this week. CBS canceled the show but it’s not ever yet. OWN is picking up All Rise and commissioning a third season. New episodes are set to air in 2022.
Cynthia Bailey is hanging up her reality TV hat. She announced her departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta this week. Bailey was a mainstay of the show after being on the cast for 11 seasons. Also leaving is Portia Williams. She exits after debuting in 2012.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
Iconic “Lady Marmalade” songstress, Sarah Dash died last week. The 76-year-old singer left a huge impact on the music industry after singing alongside and helping kickstart Patti LaBelle’s career. Read LaBelle’s touching tribute here.
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