Weekly Entertainment News Wrap: Huge Losses And Shocking Diagnosis

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Legally Blonde cast reunites; Academy Award winner receives a tragic diagnosis; and a This Is Us star previews the upcoming season — here’s all the entertainment news and gossip you missed over the last week from Hollywood.

Entertainment News: Tragic Diagnosis

Jeff Bridges, perhaps best known for his role in The Big Lebowski, took to social media to share some personal news. The actor has been diagnosed with lymphoma but notes that the prognosis is good.

A Legally Blonde Reunion
Everybody loves a reunion, and there was a fun one, recently. Cast members from the 2001 film Legally Blonde, including Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair, got together — for a Zoom chat.

Witherspoon also shared news of a sad loss that has affected her whole family. The clan’s beloved dog, Pepper, died, leaving them all heartbroken.

Pearson Preview
This Is Us returns to NBC on Tuesday, October 27 with a special two-hour premiere. Series star Justin Hartley, who plays Kevin Pearson, previewed what’s to come for his character on the episode in a video he posted on social media.

New Netflix Trailer
Viola Davis shared the trailer from the new Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Aside from Davis, it also stars the late Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther fame.

Sad Goodbyes
A tragic loss for Robert Redford. The actor’s son, filmmaker James Redford, passed away at the age of 58.

Marge Champion, one of the Golden Age’s most notable dancers, passed away at the age of 101. She was also the model for Disney’s animated classic, Snow White.

Dancing Moves
The latest episode of Dancing With the Stars aired. Find out who survived and who went home.

A Tribute to Her Daughter
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Grey’s Anatomy star penned an essay with a poignant tribute to her 3-year-old daughter, Pippa, who is afflicted with the genetic disorder. You can read it here.

Moving On Up
Molly Burnett, who portrayed Melanie on Days of our Lives, has been upped to series regular on Queen of The South’s fifth season. The actress called the news “so freakin amazing,” adding that she is “eternally grateful” to be a part of the series.

Entertainment News: Dream Stories and Guest Stars
NCIS Season 18 will soon be upon us. Here’s a list of the seven dream stories we’d love to see on the procedural.

Law & Order: SVU has had some monumental guest stars over its 21 seasons on the air. But who are the top 10 of all time? We’ve got the list here.

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