Weekly Entertainment News Wrap: Outlander Gift and Empire Drama

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Vanessa Bryant shares her grief, Jussie Smollett faces more drama, and a Valentine’s Day gift to Outlander fans: Here’s what you missed this past week in entertainment news.

Kobe’s Widow Speaks Out

Vanessa Bryant opened up about the tragic deaths of her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Her words are gut-wrenching.

An Outlanders Gift
Who needs candy and flowers? As a special Valentine’s Day gift to Outlander’s fans, Starz is giving subscribers a chance to watch the show’s Season 5 premiere early.

Entertainment News: Smollett Drama

The Jussie Smollett drama continues. The former Empire star is facing new charges in connection to the 2019 police report in which he claimed to be the victim of a homophobic and racist hate crime in Chicago.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. has an opinion on the Smollett situation. Here’s what he had to say.

Special Appearance?
Word is Harry and Meghan were asked to go big-time Hollywood and present the Best Picture award at the Oscars. However, the Sussexes declined the invitation.

Hollywood Crisis

Pauley Perrette, star of upcoming new TV series Broke, took a strong stand on the dire homeless situation in Hollywood. Plus, the former NCIS actress also addressed all the nastiness on social media, asking people to stop being so mean.

Hollywood Goodbyes
TV and film legend Robert Conrad passed away at the age of 84. The actor is best remembered for his roles in the western The Wild Wild West and military drama Baa Baa Black Sheep.

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Take a look back at the inspiring marriage of Orson Bean and Alley Mills. The couple was practically inseparable until Bean’s sudden death.

Family Farewell

Long-running ABC sitcom Modern Family is about to wrap. Sofia Vergara and other cast members revealed their thoughts as they had their last table read.

Selma Inspires
Selma Blair shared her struggles with Multiple Sclerosis to help others who are coping with the disease. Her positivity is downright inspiring.

Lasting Love Stories

Some Hollywood couples really mean “til death do us part.” Case in point: Mark Harmon and Pam Dawber, who’ve been wed for 32 years.

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, who exchanged “I Do’s” in 2002, reveal an amusing reason about how they stay together.

Celebrity Breakups
Comic legends Penny Marshall and Rob Reiner were once a Hollywood power couple. Although they divorced, they always had love, admiration, and respect for one another.

On the soap couple front, Marcy Walker (ex-Eden, Santa Barbara; ex-Liza, All My Children) and Billy Warlock (ex-Frankie, Days; ex-AJ, GH) were briefly married in the 90s, and so were Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R) and Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, GH). However, both pair’s dreams of living happily ever after ended in divorce.

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