Guilty verdict rocks Hollywood; surprise Bachelor ending addressed; and Taraji P. Henson pays tribute to a genius… Here’s what you missed this past week in entertainment news.
Entertainment News: The Verdict
A jury delivered a guilty verdict on two of five charges related to sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. Journalist Ronan Farrow and other celebrities responded to the news, as did Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay (Capt. Olivia Benson).
Surprise Bachelor Ending
Rumors are running rampant about The Bachelor star Peter Weber finding love on the reality series, but not with one of the show’s contestants. Host Chris Harrison gave his take on the subject.
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On a trip back to ABC in New York City, Sarah Michelle Gellar reflected on the television role that launched her career: Kendall on All My Children. And she posted a few memorable photos from her time on the soap.
Taraji P. Henson paid tribute to Katherine Johnson, the brilliant NASA mathematician who recently died at the age of 101. Henson, of course, portrayed Johnson in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.
Speaking of Henson, she also discussed her connection to Terrence Howard, who plays Lucious Lyon to her Cookie on Empire. Suffice it to say, it’s a strong one.
A Sad Loss
Fran Drescher, who’s back on TV screens in the new NBC comedy Indebted, recently had to cope with a sad loss. Her beloved pooch, Samson, passed away.
Mia Farrow posted an Instagram photo with the late Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski who directed her in Rosemary’s Baby. She called Tate a “beautiful soul” and addressed the scandal that Polanski was embroiled in years later.
Law & Order: SVU Fun… and Milestone
With Law & Order: SVU having been renewed for another three seasons, the procedural is set to become the longest-running primetime drama in TV history. The show’s cast may be all business onscreen, but they know how to have cut loose off. Mariska Hargitay and Jamie Gray shared a fun photo from a recent location shoot.
Still The One
Work brought Judith Light and Robert Desiderio together, and they eventually wed. Now they’re one of Tinseltown’s most enduring couples.
Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rhimes couldn’t deny their attraction when they met on the set of Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights. After ending their marriages to others, they took the plunge and have been together ever since.
Break Up Barometer
Some of Hollywood’s most high profile pairs crashed and burned after several years of marriage. Take a look back at what went wrong in the doomed relationships of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow, and Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold.