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 11 – 17, 2021, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Health and Healing
Jeff Bridges took to the media with a wonderful announcement. The actor’s cancer is in remission and he plans to return to the big screen in the coming months. First up is his plan to produce and star in FX’s upcoming drama series “The Old Man.”
Wendy Williams became front-page news twice this week. She announced the delay of her show’s fall premiere due to having a positive Covid test. Then, late Thursday night her camp announced she had checked into a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
Kirsten Dunst marked the arrival of her second child. The actress and husband, Jesse Plemons, welcomed a son into their family. They kept the news of James Robert’s arrival under wraps for four months and finally spilled the secret this week.
Musician Macklemore and Tricia Davis announced their son this week as well. The couple kept their son’s birth a secret for six weeks and finally announced it on Instagram
Entertainment News: Good Deeds
Reba McEntire expressed her gratitude for the Atoka, O.K. fire, and police departments this week. She and her crew became trapped during a historic home tour when the building’s stairs collapsed.
Former WWE sensation, Al Snow, made headlines when he saved a young boy from drowning during a tropical storm, Mindy. He pulled the child from a powerful undercurrent and whisked the boy to safety. Watch his interview here.
Allison Janney has teamed up with Amelia Air animal rescue. MOM fans may want to check out the charity sweepstakes that will include memorabilia items from the show. Take a look here.
This Week In #FreeBritney
A lot happened in Britney Spears’ world this week. The singer announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari and then she deactivated her Instagram account. Her social media platform had over 34 million followers. She tweeted she will be taking a break from online platforms.
“Grease” star Eddie Deezen was arrested on September 16th. The actor had a meltdown in a local restaurant and threw debris and even a few plates at the police. TMZ has all the details. Deezen is well known for his role as Eugene Felsnic in the original film.
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Mo Fayne received a 17-year prison sentence this week. According to TMZ, the rapper was allegedly involved in a PPP loan fraud scandal. He plead guilty to six counts including bank and wire fraud.
Jason London, most known for his role as Randall “Pink” Floyd in the film Dazed and Confused was arrested for public intoxication. Reports state he was behind the wheel of his car at the time and the car was in a ditch and on fire.
Happy Gilmore productions regular Peter Dante got taken down to the LAPD station this week for threatening his neighbor. Sources claim the actor became so irate over construction noise he uttered death threats against his neighbor’s entire family including the children.
The search for a new Jeopardy! host is finally over, at least for this season. Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will share the duties as the show. No decisions have been made for next season.
Daytime star Anna Maria Horsford is back in action on the small screen. She’s joining the cast of CBS’s B Positive in a recurring role. She will play the tough but funny Valley Hills Assisted Living Facility administrator, Althea Ludlum.
Netflix’s upcoming Addams Family series “Wednesday” announced Gwendoline Christie is joining the cast. Game of Thrones fans will recognize Gwendoline from her role as fan-favorite warrior Brienne of Tarth.
Amazon Prime Video announced Ray Liotta joins the cast of their thriller “Hanna.” He will play the show’s new villain, Gordan Evans. The character will be a self-centered patriot with wonky morals. “Hanna” is moving into its third season.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
The world was rocked by the death of Norm MacDonald. The famed Canadian stand-up comic passed on September 14th at the age of 61 after a long battle with cancer. Norm became a household name in the early ’90s when he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Mere weeks after Rolling Stone’s drummer Charlie Watts passed away comes news of another death for the band. Their longtime touring manager, Mick Brigden died at home this week after a terrible accident. People Magazine had all the details.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers star Jane Powell died this week of natural causes. The actress and songstress was Hollywood Royalty back in the day acting in blockbuster hits with Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, and Peter Lawford.
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