This week has brought triumph and tears to some of your favorite celebrities. We’ve gathered some of the top entertainment news stories from December 26 – January 1, 2022, to keep you updated on all the celebrity happenings.
Entertainment News: Love and Family
Dexter Darden (Saved by the Bell) is off the market. The actor’s girlfriend, JoJo, said yes to the ring and the couple is officially engaged. Read all about the festive proposal here.
Taina Williams is preparing to be a mother of two! She and G Herbo are expecting their second child. The announcement was made on Christmas on her Instagram. The couple share son, Essex Wright, who is two years old. The new addition is said to be a little girl.
Rebecca Robertson (Duck Dynasty) got a special delivery for Christmas. The reality star and husband, John Reed Loflin, welcomed their second child, a daughter, on Christmas Eve. The baby girl joins two-year-old brother, Zane.
RHOC alum, Meghan King became a wife again a mere two months ago and she’s already back to being a single lady. She and hubby, Cuffe Owens have cut ties and filing for divorce. People has all the details.
A decade after their breakup, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are officially divorced. The couple married in 1986, broke up a decade ago, and finally ironed out the breakup details just this week. TMZ has the full story.
Jack Osbourne is engaged. He proposed to fiancé Aree Gearhart and she said yes! the Fright Club star (and son of famed musician Ozzy Osbourne and TV personality Sharon Osbourne) announced his new relationship status on social media on Thursday.
Crime and Punishment
Ghislaine Maxwell is likely going to prison in the near future. The former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein was found guilty on five counts for her hand in the “pedophile island” scandal. The convicted child sex trafficker will be sentenced in the coming months. Read the full story here.
Entertainment News: Illness and Injury
K-pop band BTS band members are in quarantine for the next few weeks. Pop stars RM, Suga, and Jin announced they each tested positive for Covid-19. The band is back in South Korea and will be following the countries pandemic protocols.
LL Cool J is another of Covid’s latest victims. The hip-hop superstar put a halt on his plans to perform at the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve after testing positive. Also stepping down from the traditional concert is Chlöe. She decided to step back as well in light of recent events.
The Pope made headlines this week when a UK broadcaster almost accidentally announced his death. Pope Francis is very much alive and carrying out his duties at the Vatican.
Entertainment News: In Memoriam
The world lost a national treasure this week with the death of Betty White on New Year’s Eve. The entertainment icon died peacefully at her home at 99 years old. Betty is known worldwide as a mega celebrity and holds the record for the longest TV career of any woman in history thus far. She was a mere weeks away from her centennial celebration on January 17, 2022.
Canadian comedian and TV personality, Candy Palmer, died this week. The ‘The Candy Show’ star’s passing was reported by her partner on Christmas Day. She was 53 years old.
The Marvelettes lost one of their own this month. Singer Wanda Young died on December 15 due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Her daughter announced the passing to the press over the weekend. Wanda was 78 years old.
Famed director Jean-Marc Vallée died unexpectedly on December 26th. He passed at his family’s cabin in Quebec, Canada. The 53-year-old filmmaker is known for his thought-provoking films such as Dallas Buyers Club and the smash hit HBO series Big Little Lies.
The NFL lost a legend this week with the death of John Madden. The retired coach and broadcaster passed away unexpectedly on December 28th at 85 years old.
ESPN Reporter Jeff Dickerson lost his battle with colon cancer on December 28th. The 44-year-old was best known for covering the Chicago Bears for over two decades on the infamous sports network. In the hours following his death, his fans raised upwards of $350,000 for his family.
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