Mariska Hargitay speaks out at the Democratic National Convention, Lori Loughlin receives her sentence, and Kelly Ripa and her husband team up on a new Hulu project… here’s all of the entertainment news and gossip from Hollywood that you may have missed over the last week.
Entertainment News: Facing Her Fate
After a judge accepted her husband Mossimo Giannulli’s plea deal in the college-admissions scandal – resulting in five months incarceration, a $250k fine, and two years of supervised release after his time in prison – Lori Loughlin received her own sentence. You can read all the details here.
Candidates and A Convention
Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s bid for the 2020 presidency. The actress praised Biden’s policy regarding violence against women, and more.
Meanwhile, NCIS star Pauley Perrette revealed her special connection to the upcoming election. It seems Perrette is a long-time friend of Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris. In fact, the two women have known one another for over a decade.
Kelly Ripa Hulu Bound
Husband-and-wife team Kelly Ripa (Live! With Kelly and Ryan) and Mark Consuelos have a new project in the works at Hulu. The couple’s production company, Milojo Productions, and ABC Signature have teamed with the streamer to bring Mexican Gothic – a drama based on Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s bestselling thriller/horror novel – to the screen.
Pros Ready to Dance
The team of professional dancers heading back to Dancing With the Stars for the show’s 29th season was announced. Two-time Mirrorball champion Cheryl Burke will be strutting herself again, as well as a few other fan favorites.
Bette Midler Ready for More Gold
Another project, another award? Bette Midler – who has won four Golden Globes, three Grammys, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award – might be adding to her trophy collection. Midler is up for another Emmy for her guest spot on the HBO comedy/drama, The Politician… and she speaks about her real feelings on politics.
A Sad Loss
British actor Ben Cross passed away on August 18 in Vienna at the age of 72. The actor was known for his work in Chariots of Fire and Star Trek, as well as his portrayal of Barnabas Collins in the 1991 short-lived Dark Shadows reboot.
Entertainment News – Housewife Heads to Europe
It took some finagling, but Denise Richards is on her way back to Europe to complete the film Glow and Darkness. Richards is playing María de Champagne in the project while taking a break from her primetime gig, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her role as Shauna on The Bold and the Beautiful.