Sting and longtime wife Trudie Styler stepped out for dinner in Italy this week — and the two looked super stylish.
Sting and wife Trudie Styler stepped out for a date night in Italy on Thursday, July 22. The English musician, real name Gordon Sumner, 69, and his actress wife, 67, had dinner at the Gala Hotel during the Ischia Global Festival — and both looked super stylish in their dinner attire.
Sting and wife Trudie Styler step out for date in Italy on July 22. (Gigi Iorio/SplashNews)
The “Desert Rose” singer wore an all-black ensemble that featured a cozy cardigan and matching face mask, while his wife wore a polished two-piece blouse and pant set in black and white with palm prints. She accessorized with wedges and a woven basket purse.
Over dinner with several wine glasses and water, the longtime couple were photographed with big smiles as they gazed at each other. The outing comes after the two were spotted aboard a yacht in Capri in Italy’s scenic Bay of Naples: Sting wore a speedo during that outing and showed off his toned physique.
The couple own a Tuscan summer villa near the south of Florence, and are presumably spending time there during this time. Per the duo’s CBS Sunday Morning villa tour in May 2019, the summer home is a place for their large family: Sting and Trudie share children Eliot, 30, Giacomo, 25, Jake, 36, and Mickey, 37, together.
Sting and wife Trudie Styler step out for date in Italy on July 22. (Gigi Iorio/SplashNews)
“It was very dilapidated,” Sting told CBS. “And we bought it for a song, maybe two songs, I’m not sure!” The 400-year-old villa also accommodates a ton of acreage for olive groves and a vineyard. “I’m a farmer’s daughter,” Trudie said during the tour. “I love the idea of having a lot of land around that could be cultivated in some way.”
The longtime duo have been married for nearly 29 years now. In an interview with PEOPLE last February, Sting revealed how and his wife make love last. “I’ve been married to Trudie for 27 years now. People say to me, ‘How has it lasted this long?’ I say, ‘Well, it’s kind of a miracle, but we don’t take it for granted,’” the musician said. “We’re friends, too. We love each other, but we actually like each other — and that’s an important distinction there.”
“Love is passion and all of that stuff, but actually liking somebody and enjoying someone’s company is something slightly different, and it lasts longer,” Sting added. “So you can have both, and I think that’s important. Be married to your best friend.”
Jade Jagger reunited with siblings Georgia May and Lucas and documented the occasion with a selfie: ‘Siblings are the best.’
Mick Jagger’s children are well aware of their “dynasty” status. The Rolling Stones musician’s children Jade, 49, Georgia May, 29, and Lucas, 22, posed for some selfies together amid their sibling bonding time. Jade documented the reunion on her Instagram on Thursday, July 22 and gushed about her bothers and sisters.
“Siblings are the best when u come from a dynasty like mine,” the jewelry designer captioned the post. She and her step-siblings were all smiles in the two selfies. Ah, to be a member of the dynastic Jagger clan.
Along with the trio, Mick has five other children: Deveraux, 4, with his current partner Melanie Hamrick, Karis, 50, Gabriel, 23, Elizabeth, 37, and James, 35. The English musician shares his other adult children with former partners. (Mick shares Jade with Bianca Jagger, Georgia May with Jerry Hall, and Lucas with Luciana Gimenez.)
The rocker’s blended family clearly has love for one another. Last month, Georgia May documented her brother Lucas’ visit to Los Angeles on Instagram, sharing snapshots of their sibling adventures in the city. The duo enjoyed hikes and shared meals together.
In a guest column for The Guardian in 2014, Jerry opened up about her “blended family” and said that her four children have a close relationship with her ex’s other children. “My children are very close to Mick’s other children, my stepchildren,” the actress wrote. “Mick has a son with another woman, after me, so the whole family is very, very close, and I’m close with the mothers. I think family is really, really important.” Jerry also revealed the family spends the holidays together.
“It gives you a good foundation, a lot of strength,” Jerry continued. “It’s really important to me that there is not conflict in the family. We have big Christmas get-togethers, with all the mums and all the children and it’s wonderful. One big blended family.” Georgia May echoed her mom’s sentiments in an interview with Grazia that same year — and even offered insights into what Christmas looked like in the Jagger household.
“Christmas in our family is really a big deal,” the model said. “We always listen to Louis Prima, that’s always been the music that goes with our Christmases. I love doing really old school stuff like building a gingerbread house — my brother and I had a competition one year. He and I also like to cook Christmas lunch together and we’re always trying to improve on it. We get quite obsessed.”
Britney Spears stunned in this ensemble as she danced around at home just days after she was granted permission to hire her own lawyer.
Britney Spears, 39, is still keeping things positive on Instagram! The pop star graced her fans with yet another sexy dancing video on Friday, July 23, wearing a sexy lace catsuit with a black bikini underneath. Sporting her blonde hair straight and smudged black liner, the star danced to “Controller” by Channel Tres as she revealed she got henna tattoos.
“I got henna tattoos again and put this video together in 2 hours,” Britney began her caption, opting for a shorter message compared to her more recent ones. “no professional lighting or camera equipment … just me playing around doing my thing!!!!” she added along with a dancing and cherry emoji. “Ps my hands are smaller than a 6 years olds so excuse the edit,” Britney also added.
She kept her hair slightly back with a clip, finishing the ensemble with a pair of pumps. Just a day prior, Britney posted another dance video as she confessed she had gone on a “Carrie Bradshaw” shopping spree (for shoes, naturally). The Louisiana native looked fitter than ever as she showed off her toned abs, smiling and laughing throughout the short clip. In her caption, she wrote about “keeping her dreams alive” just days after being granted permission to choose her own lawyer, Matthew Rosengart of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as she attempts to end her conservatorship.
The decision was approved by Los Angeles judge Brenda J. Penny following Britney’s court testimony’s on June 23 and July 14. “I am so angry. I will go there. No, I am not perfect. I am not crazy. My family never cared,” she said according to MSNBC, perviously comparing her father Jamie Spears, 68, to a sex trafficker as well as alleging that she is unable to remove an IUD to have a third child with boyfriend Sam Asghari, 27. “If this is not abuse. I do not know what that is. I want Jodi Montgomery’s help to get back into the real world,” she added, naming her personal conservator.
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans are in wine country for a summer getaway — and the singers only have eyes for each other.
Kelsea Ballerini and husband Morgan Evans have hit the open road. The country pop singer, 27, and her fellow musician partner, 36, drove up to Northern California to take in the scenic coastlines and enjoy some seafood — and the summer snapshots have big Big Little Lies energy. Kelsea has been documenting her travels on Instagram, sharing photos of the views and a selfie in which she and her husband gaze into each other’s eyes.
“rented a convertible and adventured the day away through Northern California,” Kelsea captioned an IG post on July 22. “ate some oysters from the bay we were sitting by, watched for whales, hiked for views, and found the ‘best west coast clam chowder’…and it really was. good mems.”
Oyster and ocean pics are abound in the IG slides, but the husband and wife rock similar boho sweaters and sunglasses in one photo. A few days prior, the “I Quit Drinking” singer shared a selfie from Napa Valley, rocking stylish sunglasses and a puff-sleeve top.
“the calm before the s(tour)m,” she captioned the post, referencing her upcoming tour. “so HAPPY I get to see so many of you so soon.” The trek across wine country continued when Kelsea shared more snapshots from Carneros in Napa Valley yesterday, wearing a printed white dress against the scenic backdrop of a vineyard and wide open skies.
The Grammy nominated singer will begin her tour on July 30 at Watershed Festival in Washington and wrap it up on October 27 at Hollywood Bowl. Spanning Nevada, Tennessee, New York, and Texas, Kelsea will be joined by the Jonas Brothers.
Kelsea released two albums last year amidst the early stages of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: Kelsea, in March 2020, and about six months later Ballerini, a surprise, reimagined version of her first pandemic album. The singer reflected on debuting new music during a global health crisis in an interview with The Tennessean last September.
“It was the week the world shut down,” she told the newspaper of Kelsea‘s debut. “I was really careful about not taking up any space talking about it because there were bigger things to talk about in the world, especially at that time. And the truth is, I kinda detached myself from the project.” She added, “I got bummed out because I loved the album that we made. Everything we planned for it went away.”
Enter: Ballerini. “Someone was like, ‘Hey, you just put out this album that you’re in love with. What happened?” Kelsea said. “Please go back to it and find a way to fall back in love with it.’ The circumstances are the circumstances, but that doesn’t change the art you made.”
Mark Wahlberg enjoyed some family fun in the sun, as he splashed around with his kids in a sweet Instagram post.
Cannonball! Mark Wahlberg, 50, posted a sweet family photo that showed him playing with three of his kids in the pool. It looked like the family was having some good, old-fashioned fun, with the three children trying to pile on their dad and pull him into the water. The Departed actor boasted that, despite his kids’ best efforts, “They never got me under!”
It looked like the Wahlberg clan was making most of their summer, as they cooled off in the pool. In the photo, Mark’s two sons, Michael, 15, and Brendan, 12 and younger daughter Grace, 11, had all hopped on their dad’s back, as the family splashed around in the pool. His oldest daughter Ella, 17, looked like she wasn’t in the photo and probably stayed on dry land. Even though Mark said that the family didn’t pull him under, his hair is soaking wet in the photo, so maybe they were more successful than he let on! In the picture, Mark was wearing two rubber bracelets and what looks like a waterproof watch.
Lately, it seems like Mark has been spending plenty of quality time with his kids. The actor was photographed on July 13, taking Michael out to dinner in New York. It’s amazing how much Michael has grown up to look just like his old man! Mark posted on Instagram that the family had also taken a beach trip on July 9. He humorously filmed the empty beach where the only people there were his wife Rhea Durham, 43, Michael, Brendan and Grace. Rhea was taking a picture of the three youngsters. “Beach day and no one showed up?” he wrote in the caption.
Mark Wahlberg at an event with his wife and three of his kids in 2014. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
Even though he’s spent plenty of time with his kids, Mark has had quite a productive year. The actor reportedly put on 20 pounds in six weeks to take on a role in the new movie Father Stu. As soon as filming was done, the actor hit the gym and started to shed the weight. He posted on Instagram that he was working to lose the weight with “performance inspired nutrition.”
After experiencing the joys of parenthood, musical duo A Great Big World transforms a lullaby into a sweeping celebration of the power of love in ‘Glowing.’
“Bring on the storm,” sings Ian Axel, one half of A Great Big World, at the start of the duo’s new song. “Glowing.” Against the quiet backdrop of a single piano, he delivers a heartfelt proclamation, that he will face the rain, the snow, and any adversity because he’s “Got a little bit of love / To keep us dry.” As Ian and his AGBW partner Chad King come together, the song surges and swells into an orchestral burst of joy. “We’ll be shining when the lights go dark / Just a little spark keeps the fire glowing / We’ll be ready when the waves get rough / Just a little love’s enough to keep us going.”
“‘Glowing’ is a song about finding light in the darkest places,” Ian Axel of AGBW tells HollywoodLife. “It’s about focusing on the love around you during the difficult times. I used to sing this song while we were writing it to my newborn son. I wanted him to feel safe and loved, but it was for me as much as it was for him.” This song, which is destined to become a fixture of wedding receptions and romantic Valentine’s Day playlists, comes with artwork designed by contemporary artist Kysa Johnson. The song will see its television debut when A Great Big World performs it on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan on July 29.
The track comes after the duo teamed with Christina Aguilera for “Fall On Me.” By pairing AGBW’s honest songcraft with the undeniable power of Christina’s voice, “Fall On Me” is the support anthem that everyone needs (“Fall on me / With open arms / Fall on me / From where you are”) after a year of turmoil and strife. Following “Fall On Me,” AGBW released “Boys In The Street,” an emotional depiction of a father-son relationship strained by toxic masculinity and homophobia. Thankfully, as is the signature of AGBW, love conquers all on “Boys” before it’s too late.
Formed in the early 2010s when Ian and Chad met at New York University, the duo found success with “This Is The New Year,” a song that found its way on everything from The Amazing Race to One Tree Hill to Good Morning America. They released their debut album Is There Anybody Out There? In 2014, and the follow-up, When The Morning Comes, in 2015. Their third studio album, Particles, is due in August.
Khloe Kardashian was a supportive sister, as she sat next to Kim at Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ release show. The sisters were two of the most surprising guests at the event.
Sisters stick together! Khloe Kardashian, 37, was spotted, seated next to her sister Kim, as the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars attended Kim’s ex-husband Kanye West’s, 44, album release show for Donda at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday July 22. Khloe rocked an extra-tight black ensemble. She also sported a large pair of protective sunglasses, likely to keep her eyes safe from the blinding lights Kanye used in the show.
Khloe and Kim rocked similar outfits. (Backgrid)
Khloe attended the event with Kim as a loyal and dependable sister. As Donda is the first album that Kanye is expected to release since he and Kim divorced, the whole show was surely an emotional affair. Kim wore a similar outfit to Khloe, except her clothing was all red. Her and Kanye’s four children North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2 all attended the Donda listening party.
At the event, Khloe shared plenty of photos and videos, including those of Kanye’s performance out on the field with snippets of songs from Donda. Besides Kim, Khloe also spent some time with reality star and Kim’s friend Jonathan Cheban(also known as FoodGod), and she posted a photo of his diamond studded “FoodGod” necklace.
Khloe sported a black ensemble and a large pair of sunglasses. (Mega)
While the rest of the world is waiting for Kanye to release Donda on streaming platforms, the rapper did release some teasers to Instagram before the massive listening party on Thursday. Prior to the event, Khloe had quietly showed some support for the rapper’s new music, when she liked three of his Instagram posts teasing new music.
The Yeezus rapper has never shied away from spilling his guts through his music. With Donda being his first album since Kim filed for divorce in February, it was sure to be a deeply personal look into the rapper’s emotions. In one track, Kanye dug deep and sadly sang that he felt like he was “losing my family.” Prior to the Donda listening party and livestream, Kanye reportedly played Kim an “emotional and personal” song from the record, although it’s not clear which song he played for her.
Chris Brown has shared a new snap, giving fans a glimpse of his latest bling: 100 per cent 24 carat gold grills. See the pic!
Chris Brown is certainly no stranger to expensive bling. The 32-year-old R&B singer has shared a new snap showing off his gold grills, designed by Dr Thomas Connelly. The diamond dentist took to Instagram to re-share the black and white selfie, offering fans some more information about the sparkling accessory. “These grills are 100% 24kt gold covering all 28 teeth,” he captioned the snap. “What makes these grills unique is their magnetic retention design. Breezy had 9 magnetic embedded gold crowns placed on all his back molars. This allows the grills to fit and lock in the magnets with precision on the fronts of all the teeth.”
The doctor also noted that Chris “can sing and speak normally” while wearing the grills, which reportedly set him back around $100,000. When he isn’t splashing out on glitzy gifts for himself, Chris is splashing out on his kids. He recently threw a lavish party for his mini-me daughter Royalty Brown when she celebrated her big day on May 27.
The party was showcased in a series of Instagram Stories, which showed the birthday girl having the time of her life while riding a white pony on the street outside their house. She wore a pink top and matching floral skirt as she sat atop the pony with a big smile on her face. The newly-minted seven-year-old took birthday photos in front of the castle, while wearing a pink tulle gown, and a silver crown.
Chris’ mom Joyce Hawkins shared the photo to her Instagram page, writing, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROYALTY BROWN!! MY ANGEL!! GOD BLESS YOU!!” The adorable little girl was also seen blowing out the candles on her black and white birthday cake while wearing a long, hot pink robe. She’s certainly living up to her name — the party was totally fit for royalty!
One hot mama! Gabrielle Union looked like she was posing in a Calvin Klein ad as she rocked just her undies for a flirty snap.
Gabrielle Union is looking phenomenal at 48 — and her handsome husband Dwyane Wade, 39, couldn’t agree more! The former NBA star took to Instagram to share a sizzling selfie snapped by the Bring It On alum as she wore just a pair of cheeky black underwear on Friday, July 23. “This is 48,” Dwyane wrote over the IG story, adding a looking and peach emoji as he tagged her.
Gabrielle’s flawless complexion was on full display as she gave the camera a smoldering look, appearing to be makeup free sans black liner and lashes. She kept her jet black hair in a ponytail style braid as she stood in her bathroom looking content and relaxed. Given that Dwyane posted the gorgeous photo, we’re going to guess she texted it to him privately before he decided to share it with the world! Just recently, the actress was also part of Heron Preston‘s collaboration with Calvin Klein — modeling a set as she posed in her at home bathroom.
Gabrielle’s glowing skin is largely thanks to her health lifestyle and skincare routine, which she’s previously talked about in interviews. Her absolute must? A good face oil to stay hydrated and supple — and contrary to belief, they work well for oily skin (which Gabrielle has). “It’s a blessing and a curse to have oily skin, but I’m starting to believe it’s like embalming fluid that’s sort of keeping me youthful looking,” she said to Elle back in 2016, revealing her go-to is the Organic Camellia Oil from her makeup artist Julie Hewitt‘s line.”It’s amazing…and it’s just a couple drops, and I’ve used it on my neck or my face. I don’t want to call it a wonder product, but for lack of a better word, it’s a wonder product,” she added.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Shutterstock)
The rest of her routine includes a facial scrub (Neutrogena’s pink grapefruit to be exact), Mario Badescu toner, and — very importantly, sunscreen. “That’s pretty much daily. But I’m still experimenting with things. I was with Neutrogena for 10 years, and I’m no longer with them and the products still speak for themselves,” she added in the same interview. “Especially around that time of the month I tend to use more products with salicylic acid and they’re just a brand that I trust and have been using for a really long time.”
There was a moment when Jordan Chiles thought about walking away from gymnastics – and now, she’s competing at the Tokyo Olympics. Get to know this amazing athlete.
The sports world has turned its eyes to Tokyo in time for the 2020 Olympics, and one competition everyone will be watching closely is women’s gymnastics. Team USA looks to continue its dominance, with Simone Bilesaiming to make history – again. This time around, she’s joined by some new faces: Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner, who qualified as individual athletes; and Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum, and Jordan Chiles. However, Jordan, 20, almost gave up on her dream of Olympic gold before Simone, 24, talked her out of hanging up her leotard. As the games kick-off, here’s what you need to know about Jordan while you root on Team USA.
Jordan Chiles Is An American Gymnast.
Born Jordan Lucella Elizabeth Chiles in Tualatin, Oregon, Jordan grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She lists Vancouver, Washington as her home, but has been living in Spring, Texas, since 2019 to train at the World Champions Centre Gym with coaches Coaches Laurent and Cecile Landi — the same coaching staff that works with Simone Biles. “My parents could not keep me from cartwheeling down the aisle of any open space or walking on my hands instead of my feet,” Jordan says on her official USA Gymnastics profile. “People kept asking if I was in gymnastics. I had a lot of energy! So they put me in the gym.”
(Jeff Roberson/AP/Shutterstock) She Is Named After Michael Jordan – Really.
Jordan seemed destined to defy the laws of gravity from birth because her mother named her after an athlete who seemed to fly whenever he stepped on the basketball court: Michael Jordan. Jordan – the gymnast – told KOIN 6 in 2018 that her name comes from “His Airness.” “She is literally in love with sports,” Chiles told the news station. Jordan also said she began her sports career on the softball field but found love for gymnastics early on. “It’s fun to like be in the air like if you think about it, it’s like ‘woah, you’re really high off the ground, and you still land on your feet,’” she said.
Jordan Almost Quit Gymnastics…
Jordan and Simone pose together after their practice session at Ariake Gymnastics Centre before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Richard Ellis/UPI/Shutterstock)
“I didn’t think the sport wanted me anymore,” Jordan told The New York Times. “So I went in the opposite direction.”
In 2017, in her second senior competition, Jordan won the silver in the all-around at the national championships. But, she didn’t make the U.S. team that competed at the world championships in Montreal. Jordan left her coach because she thought their methods were overbearing. After years of a strict diet – sometimes, she would only consume soup – she lived like a normal person: she ate candy, drank Starbucks, had sleepovers with friends, and socialized without worrying about the impact on her performance. At the 2018 nationals, she finished 11th in the all-around and figured her time was done.
“I guess this sport is coming to an end for me because things just aren’t working out for me at all whatsoever,” Chiles told the NYT. “I just wanted to finish high school and go off to college. But then I had a talk with Simone.”
…Until Simone Stepped In.
After Jordan’s setbacks in 2018, Simone suggested Jordan train with the Landis. Though they were tough and meticulous, the coaches were adamant that gymnasts lead balanced and healthy social lives (to help deal with the pressure of the sport.) After Jordan finished high school – she went to prom in a red sequined mermaid dress – she moved to Texas.
“I discovered that gymnastics doesn’t always have to be about strictness and being so hard on yourself and having so much doubt,” she said. “I actually realized this when I saw Simone compete. She looks like she’s having fun out there, laughing and giggling, and doesn’t look stressed or tired. I was like, ‘You know, I’m going to try that one of these days and see how it turns out.’”
Mykayla Skinner, Sunisa Lee, Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, and Jade Carey. (Richard Ellis/UPI/Shutterstock) Jordan Has The Drip.
The Olympics being postponed a year was a blessing in disguise for Jordan. She underwent surgery on her right wrist in November 2019, and she was given more time to heal. She also was given more time to get back into shape.
It also allowed Jordan to set up a company called Melanin Drip Clothing, a streetwear line that celebrates the Black experience. It boasts hoodies with slogans like “Black Royalty,” “Boujee,” and “Beautiful, Black & Brilliant.”
‘Cobra Kai’ will be back for season 4 — and sooner than you think. From the cast to whether or not this will be the final season, here’s everything we know so far.
Cobra Kai’s got more fight left in it. The hit Netflix series will return for season 4 in the near future. After that game-changing season 3 finale, Cobra Kai fans are anxious to find out what’s next for our favorite characters.
Since the show was saved by Netflix, Cobra Kai’s popularity has exploded. The third season was watched by an estimated 41 million in its first 4 weeks, according to Netflix. The show also received 4 Emmy nominations in 2021, including one for Outstanding Comedy Series. HollywoodLife is rounding up all the latest news and updates about Cobra Kai season 4 so you’re caught up to speed.
A glimpse of the big showdown in the season 3 finale. (Netflix) The Show So Far
Cobra Kai debuted as a YouTube original series in 2018. The show aired for two seasons on YouTube and had filmed season 3 when YouTube stopped producing scripted original programming. Netflix acquired the rights to Cobra Kai in June 2020 and season 3 premiered on January 1, 2021.
Cobra Kai takes place 34 years after the events of the 1984 film The Karate Kid. This time around, the narrative is from Johnny Lawrence’s point of view. At the start of the series, Johnny decided to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo. This decision caused Daniel LaRusso to come back into Johnny’s life.
Both Johnny and Daniel now have kids. Johnny has a troubled relationship with his son, Robby. Daniel has a daughter named Samantha and a son named Anthony. The rivals have their own dojos with new characters like Miguel, Hawk, Tory, and more joining the mix.
At the end of season 2, a school fight breaks out and Miguel is seriously injured during a battle with Robby. Throughout season 3, Johnny helps Miguel recover from his injuries and eventually fight again. John Kreese, Johnny’s former mentor, also takes over Johnny’s dojo and brings Robby over to his side. By the end of season 3, Daniel and Johnny have joined forces against Kreese and formed the dojo Eagle Fang.
Is ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4 The Final Season?
Before Cobra Kai season 3 even premiered, the show was renewed for season 4. The fourth season is not expected to be the final season of Cobra Kai, but Netflix has not made an official call yet. Filming took place in Atlanta and began in February 2021 and ended in April 2021.
Martin Kove as John Kreese. (Netflix)
Star Martin Kove, wrote about the last day of filming on April 30. “Tonight, myself and the entire crew of COBRA KAI S4 officially wrapped! What a season, And what a year. A crew that is fearless and shows no mercy, through Covid we pushed on!” he tweeted.
Given that Cobra Kai season 4 has already been completed, the fourth season will premiere by the end of 2021. The streaming service has not announced the exact release date of Cobra Kai season 4 as of now, but Netflix’s co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed when fans will be able to watch season 4 while discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What happened in the first part of this year was that a lot of the projects that we’d hoped to come out earlier did get pushed because of the post-production delays and COVID delays and we think we’ll get back to a much steadier state in the back half of the year, certainly in Q4 where we have the returning seasons of some of our most popular shows like The Witcher and You and Cobra Kai as well as some big tentpole movies that came to market a little slower than we’d hoped like Red Notice and Escape From Spiderhead,” Ted told Deadline.
The first teaser for season 4 (see above) was released on May 27, 2021. The teaser confirmed the return of Terry Silver, a fan-favorite villain played by Thomas Ian Griffith in The Karate Kid III. “Now the real pain begins,” the 22-second teaser’s tagline read. Johnny and Daniel are going to have their hands full with both Kreese and Silver.
When HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Cobra Kai EPs about whether or not they already have a set ending planned for Cobra Kai, Hayden Schlossberg said: “People ask us and we don’t have a six-season plan for the show. We just kind of started out knowing what our first season was going to be, setting up a second season, and then we had ideas in our head for where the show could go with different stories and where we would want our main characters to be at the end. In our minds, we are thinking about, as each season is finished, you have a greater focus of how you’re going to reach that goal… We’re very excited about season 4. We have the whole thing planned out and, and we know where season 5 would go. We have an idea of where it’s all heading, so our hope is we just get to play it out and have a lot of fun in this franchise until we get to that end.”
‘Cobra Kai’ Season 4 Cast
The main cast members of Cobra Kai season 3 will all be returning for season 4. This includes William Zabka as Johnny, Ralph Macchio as Daniel, Xolo Maridueña as Miguel, Tanner Buchanan as Robby, Mary Mouser as Samantha, Jacob Bertrand as Hawk, Gianni DeCenzo as Demetri, Martin Kove as Kreese, and Courtney Henggler as Amanda. Peyton List, who plays Tory, and Vanessa Rubio, who plays Carmen, have both been upped to series regulars for Cobra Kai season 4.
The Cobra Kai crew will be joined by some new cast members in the fourth season. Dallas Dupree Young and newcomer Oona O’Brien will have recurring roles in the upcoming fourth season, Deadline reported. Details about their characters have not been revealed yet.
Ralph Macchio, Elisabeth Shue, and William Zabka in ‘Cobra Kai’ season 3. (Netflix)
Since Terry Silver is coming back, that means Thomas Ian Griffith will be making his first appearance on Cobra Kai. Fan-favorite Ali Mills from The Karate Kid movies, played by Elisabeth Shue, guest-starred in two episodes of season 3. Elisabeth opened up about returning again in the future in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Well, we already have a plan,” she said. “It’s going to be season 9. Ali is going to come back to the Valley and start her own dojo, and it’s going to be a three-way fight for the soul of the Valley. [Laughs]”
‘Cobra Kai’ Cast & Crew Reactions
Tory has a big chip on her shoulder, but she did have real feelings for Miguel. Peyton told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she would love to see Tory and Miguel get back together at some point in the future. “I think Miguel was really good for Tory, but I don’t think Tory was very good for Miguel because he has such a pure heart,” Peyton said in March 2021. “He has such good intentions. He’s such a sweet person that, for his sake, I don’t want I think Tory to figure herself out before they’d get back together. But I would like to see them back together. I think they understand each other. I don’t know if it will ever happen, but I would like to see it.”
Mary Mouser and Peyton List in ‘Cobra Kai’ season 3. (Netflix)
At the end of season 3, Tory and Samantha faced off once again. This time, Samantha bested her rival, but Tory vowed that this fight wasn’t over. Even though Tory would like to see Tory reunite with Miguel, don’t ever expect Tory and Samantha to become best friends. “I don’t know if it’ll ever be over,” Peyton told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY during the Netflix show’s virtual press junket in December 2020. “I think someone asked us the other day. They go, is this going to be a 30-year feud? Just like Johnny and Daniel? And I’m like, I think maybe. I think there will always be more with these two.”
Mary added, “I like the rivalry. I think it’s fun. I think it’s fun to have that kind of, not even just anger or like grudges, but just that passionate blind focus of like, this person is the reason that my life is whatever it is right now. And I have to fix it. I have to take it out on them. Whatever it is, I think it’s super fun.”
When it comes to the long-awaited team-up of Johnny and Daniel, creator Jon Hurwitz revealed to HollywoodLife that that was always the “plan from the beginning.” However, season 4 won’t always be a smooth ride for these former rivals, according to creator Josh Heald, even though Johnny and Daniel are working together now. There will be complications.
“He’s still Daniel and he’s still Johnny,” Josh told HollywoodLife. “They each have a pretty decided upon and distinct mindset and point of view that’s going to be challenging the other at times and the audience is in for a journey in season 4 to see: can they make this work?”
Jennifer Lopez is set to celebrate her 52nd birthday, however it’s going to be a low-key affair, with her former flame Ben Affleck and her family.
Jennifer Lopez, 51, certainly knows how to celebrate in style, however her 52nd birthday isn’t going to be a flashy affair. The chart-topper, who rekindled her romance with ex-fiance Ben Affleck, 48, will be spending the day with those closest to her, a source told HollywoodLife exclusively. “Jen is going to keep her birthday very chill. She is looking to be with family and Ben, have a great meal and just take the day to relax since the rest of her year is usually devoted to work,” the insider explained.
JLo and Ben with their kids. Image: Shutterstock
They added, “There really is not going to be a big to do because Ben’s birthday is right around the corner and they are looking to travel a little more and they will celebrate both their big days as the summer continues. Jen also isn’t expecting any lavish gifts, she just wants to be as low key as possible.” Another source close to the “Dear Ben” singer said she is prioritizing family time this year.
“Jen has so much on her plate at the moment that she’d rather keep the celebrations to something more low-key this time. She’s being really easygoing about the whole thing and would rather keep it to a group of her close friends, her kids, Ben, and she’ll celebrate throughout the weekend,” they told HL, adding, “Jen loves spending time at home with her family, but she also loves getting dressed up and heading out for the night so she plans on mixing it up and just having fun with it.”
Ben and JLo. Image: Elder Ordonez / SplashNews
An additional source also told HL that Jen “doesn’t have any big plans” this year. “She’s looking forward to being with a few close friends, family, and of course Ben. Lately she has been incredibly busy so she is soaking up the down time while she can and is excited to have a chill moment with the ones closest to her.” The couple, who recently appeared in an IG snap with actress Leah Remini, certainly seem to be going strong.
While Jen hasn’t directly talked about her rekindled romance with Ben — whom she was engaged to from 2002 to 2004 — she has hinted at it in several recent interviews. “I’m always trying to grow and evolve and become more fully myself and true to myself,” she said while talking with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1 on Monday, July 12 about “Cambia el Paso,” her new Spanish song. “And once I realized that, things happen. Things happen that you don’t expect to ever happen. I mean, once you get good, once you get to the point where you’re like, ‘This is not right for me, or this doesn’t feel good, or I need to make an adjustment here. This is not really about anybody else but me.”
The judge that Angelina Jolie wanted to be ousted from her and Brad Pitt’s ongoing legal case has been removed for violating his ‘ethical obligations.’
UPDATE 07/23/21, 3:36pm EST: A spokesperson for Brad Pitt has responded to Angelina Jolie’s court victory. “The appeals court ruling was based on a technical procedural issue, but the facts haven’t changed,” they told HollywoodLife. “There is an extraordinary amount of factual evidence which led the judge – and the many experts who testified – to reach their clear conclusion about what is in the children’s best interests. We will continue to do what’s necessary legally based on those detailed findings of what’s best for the children.” HL has reached out Angelina’s team for comment.
ORIGINAL: Score one for Angelina Jolie. After Angie, 46, unsuccessfully tried to get Judge John Ouderkirk disqualified from her custody battle with Brad Pitt, a panel of three appellate judges reversed a previous court’s ruling in an opinion submitted on Friday (July 23). The judges found that Judge Ouderkirk “violated his ethical obligations” and disqualified him – meaning he’s now ineligible from serving as a temporary judge in the case. This is the private judge who granted Brad, 57, more time with their five minor children — Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox — but that ruling is now void after this ruling. (Maddox, 19, is no longer part of the custody case due to being legally an adult.)
On July 23, 2021, Angelina Jolie won a stunning victory in her ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
The judges, who oversaw the hearing on July 9, determined that Judge Ouderkirk’s “failure to make mandatory disclosures” about other legal proceedings involving Brad’s legal counseling “might cause an objective person, aware of all of the facts” to doubt Judge Ouderkirk’s impartiality. Angie failed to have the judge, who is also overseeing her and Brad’s divorce dispute, removed from the custody case last November. Her lawyers argued that Judge Ouderkirk “denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case.” In May HollywoodLife confirmed that the judge had awarded Brad joint custody of their children.
An excerpt of the ruling that was delivered on July 23 by the Second Appellate District. (Court of Appeal Of The State of California)
Celebrity divorce lawyer, Raoul Felder spoke to HollywoodLife about the ruling, explaining what it means for the battling exes. “The decision is long and convoluted and goes into general principles of law, but to cut to the chase, the present judge is removed,” the attorney said. “There’s going to be a new judge… He didn’t do anything criminal or accepted money unethically or anything like that. It just simply means he omitted certain things that he should have not omitted and as a result a reasonable person could object to his own objectivity. And that’s what it’s all about, because the law bends over backwards in these cases to make sure everybody’s getting a fair shake.”
Angelina with the five minor children that she shares with ex Brad. From left to right: Pax, Shiloh, Vivienne, Zahara, and Knox. (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)
“The disturbing part is this is after a lot of litigation so I don’t know how far back this disqualification will effectively be. It may be right to the beginning of the case, the beginning of the custody battle,” Felder added, noting that the July 23 decision “may create chaos…depending upon how far back it goes.”
As for Pitt, Felder said there’s nothing that the actor can really do to appeal the decision. “The final word has been spoken. There’s no higher court as a practical proposition that these people could go to if they’re dissatisfied with this,” he said.
One of music’s rising stars just planted his flag on the ‘moon.’ Yung Bleu talks about his new album and how he’s done being ‘slept on’ and how ‘Moon Boy’ is going to wake everyone up.
“I feel good,” says Yung Bleu in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife, and why shouldn’t he? When we’re speaking, he’s just days away from dropping his highly-anticipated debut studio album, Moon Boy (out today, July 23), a project that looks to introduce him as the next big star in the hip-hop galaxy. Such an introduction is needed since many may only know Bleu from the 2020 collab with Drake, the Platinum-certified hit, “You’re Mines Still.” In fact, days before Moon Boy, and the Mobile, Alabama rapper doesn’t have his own Wikipedia page. That, and how his decade-long career has been seemingly overlooked, is about to change. “I’m looking at [Moon Boy] like a crossover to the next level,” he says. “I’ve been on the underground scene for a long time. This is my crossover to that bigger level.”
“I definitely feel like people are gonna understand how much more of an artist I am,” Bleu tells HollywoodLife. “A lot of times, people look at one song and just feel like ‘that’s it.’ I feel like this album is going to just prove to people that I’m really talented.” While many might know Bleu for “one song” from last year, one look at his Discogs listing shows he’s been at it for nearly a decade. “A lot of people think I just popped out of nowhere. Go look back at my discography. I always say that. I have platinum records years ago.”
He’s right – just check the RIAA. Though “You’re Mines Still” elevated his profile – “With me having a big record last year, more people were able to open their ears and really see who I was and type of music that I did,” he says – you could say that Bleu’s breakout was “Miss It,” his 2017 single that was certified platinum a month weeks before the Drizzy collab earned that mark. He also has two gold records to his name – 2019’s “ice On My Baby” and 2020’s “Unappreciated.”
“I feel being slept on, being underrated,” says Bleu. A lot of people don’t know my face or really know much about me. I feel like, such another type of life right now.” Bleu adds that Moon Boy marks “a rebirth, a new level” for him. The album’s title plays into that theme, as does the opener, “Die Under The Moon,” featuring John Legend.
“I’ve always been a fan of John Legend. I’m just blessed. For him to come through with his verse and his part. I felt like he came and did it perfectly,” says the emcee. “I just feel the intro signifies rebirth. End of an era, to the rebirth of another era. I think my intro really sets the tone of everything I need to say on the album, for real.”
Moon Boy boasts a ton of star power. H.E.R. (“Tired of You”), Kehlani (“Beautiful Lies”), Jeezy (“Shoe Box”), Gunna (“Waterworks”), Kodak Black, and Moneybagg Yo (“Angels Never Cry”) are just a few of the A-listers appearing on the album. Moon Boy also contains “Way More Close,” the new single with Big Sean, and “Baddest,” Bleu’s collab with Chris Brown and 2 Chainz. “Everybody on the album are people I always wanted to work with,” says Bleu, a touch of gratitude in his voice. It’s a voice that will be heard by millions streaming Moon Boy online – and by the thousands attending Rolling Loud and Summer Jam.
“I’m doing Rolling Loud It’s my first time – not my first time doing one live, but it’s going be like, the first time doing what I’m about to do,” he says. Before anyone can ask what he has planned, he smiles. “I got a surprise, and it’s going to be lit.”
Kate Hudson gave 2-year-old Rani a precious ‘mom hug’ as the mother-daughter duo danced together in the ocean. Watch the sweet moment!
Kate Hudson, 42, held daughter Rani, 2, close as the pair went for a dip in the ocean on Friday, July 23. The Almost Famous actress lovingly cradled her youngest child, whom she shares with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, while lightly dancing in the water in a video shared to Instagram. Kate sported a bikini and large blue hat to protect herself from the sunlight while tightly holding little Rani for what the actress referred to as a “mom hug.” How cute!
“To anyone who needs a weightless womb like mom hug, we share this with you #weallneed momhugs,” Kate captioned her post. The precious video got an immediate response from Kate’s famous friends who gushed over the mother-daughter moment. “Oh this is so sweet,” The Talk co-host and fellow mama Amanda Kloots commented, while Chelsea Handler said, “That’s sweetness.” The comedian also jokingly made mention of Kate’s head attire, writing, “But, I’m also upset we have to wear hats like this now.”
Kate Hudson is out and about with daughter Rani on April 19, 2020 in L.A. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Kate has been living lavishly in Greece for the last month filming Knives Out 2. The film’s star-studded cast also includes Daniel Craig, Kathryn Hahn, Janelle Monáe, Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, and Madelyn Cline. Kate was accompanied to the European destination by several loved ones, including Rani and Danny. Her eldest son Ryder, 17 — whom she shares with ex-husband Chris Robinson — also made the trip out to Greece and even posed with his famous mom and her boyfriend aboard a yacht for a scenic snapshot on July 15.
Kate’s middle child, son Bingham Hawn, 10, whom she shares with former partner Matt Bellamy, also appeared to be in Greece during Kate’s longterm stay. On July 11, the Golden Globe winner shared a heartfelt photo of her two sons lovingly posing together for a siblings snapshot. “My guys,” the mom of three captioned her post.
Are you ready to ‘say yes’ to new music from MxPx? The punk band’s frontman Mike Herrera shares why he’s ‘excited’ to share the upbeat song, the work behind their livestream shows, and more.
Even though Mike Herrera has been happily married for twenty years, the MxPx frontman is feeling some teenage jitters when he talks with HollywoodLife, as if he’s back in high school and about to tap someone on the shoulder to see if they’re free to hang out on Friday night. “I feel because of the… I don’t know what it is because it’s a little different of an MxPx song,” he says, referring to “Say Yes,” the band’s newest track. “I feel a little nervous. It’s the same nervous energy you would feel when you’re about to ask somebody out, right? So that’s just the song, yeah.”
At first listen, “Say Yes,” featuring Kalie Wolfe of RIVALS, is a powerful burst of punk rock, a song detailing the emotions that come with asking someone out. It surges like the crackling electricity that dances under the skin right before you pose the question. Kalie and Mike’s vocals dance around each other, much like how two potential paramours flirt and feel each other out before taking the plunge. Though such romantic rituals are associated with adolescence, anyone of any age experiences what “Say Yes” is about – putting yourself out there, even with the chance of being rejected.
Additionally, that’s also what “Say Yes” is about – taking a risk. For MxPx, “Say Yes” has the band – Mike, Yuri Ruley, Tom Wisniewski, and Chris Adkins — putting themselves out there for their fans with this new sound. “We’ve collabed before, but the sound is different,” says Mike. “It sounds different. It’s got horns in it – although, hey, there’s been songs we’ve had in the past with horns. It’s got, my friend Billy on organ and same, we’ve had organ even as far back as Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo, which is our fourth album.”
“It’s very upbeat, it’s very catchy,” says Mike. “This song was an idea I had, and it didn’t feel complete, just having the stripped-down band, because a lot of the MxPx style is, three- or four-piece, and that’s it.” Listeners wouldn’t know how much work went into those two-and-a-half minutes of fun, how much work went into making it the perfect summer jam, and “how many times we went back and forth on certain lyrics and this and that,” he says.
“I even like re-sang some parts,” adds Mike. “Kalie did a great job, by the way, she sounds amazing on the track, and she really steps it up. You don’t hear that kind of energy a lot of times from MxPx because it’s my voice,” he says as the band’s lead vocalist. “It’s my voice most of the time, and all of a sudden, you hear this young female voice just killing it. It makes you perk up, you know? I think in all those cool ways, I’m just really interested to see how people react to it. I’m excited.”
So, why so nervous? “I think,” he continues, “it’s because it’s following such a skate punk-type anthem of a song.” He’s referring to “Can’t Keep Waiting,” a song that fans heard first on MxPx’s monthly Between This World And The Next livestream concerts. “We released that in the spring,” he says, “and people love it. Now that this [‘Say Yes’] is looming, I just hope people… It’s always like that, right? It’s always like ‘I hope people like this,’ you know? You put yourself out there, and you change something, and you go a little different. I think there’s that nervous energy that comes up.”
“It was like that when we released our last record, although I was very proud of it and wasn’t too worried that people weren’t going to like it,” he says of 2018’s MxPx. The album won over some of punk’s staunchest critics: specifically, the comments section of PunkNews.org (“MXPX have been quietly releasing their best material since Life in General these past 2-3 years,” “I really enjoyed the s/t album,” etc.)
The album was funded by fans through Kickstarter, and the group had exceeded its goal. Not only did this prove that there was an audience for MxPx’s music, but it also showed the close bond between the group and its followers – a bond they fostered during the pandemic lockdown with their monthly live shows on the internet.
Though music venues are opening up and bands are going on tour, the livestream concert is probably not going away – and bands could look to Between This World And The Next on how to do it right. Each live stream feels intimate, as you’re invited in to watch the band perform. The moving camera gives the feel of a basement show, as if you’re literally a foot away from Mike as he sings, from Yuri furiously beating the drums, and from Tom and Chris as they complete the band’s signature rich sound.
“With our livestreams, it took us quite a while,” says Mike. “It took months and months of planning. I was talking with my business manager, my business partner, the whole team, the MxPx team.” Mike says that a conversation with his business partner yielded the idea – that if they do it right, they could make the shows a series, and when shows return in the future, “We can still have this in our back pocket. We can do this for those fans out there in the world that aren’t going to be able to see us live, no matter what happens.”
“Livestreaming on the internet has been an insane tool for us to shrink that world and to let people be able to get a little glimpse into what we’re doing,” adds Mike. “See, the difference is, we didn’t try to do a live show. We didn’t try to do ‘Hey, come see us.’ Yes, it’s live on the internet. We’re playing songs live, but we didn’t try to make it just like our live punk shows in venues. The reason was that people are going to [watch this] in a different setting than they normally see a show live. We wanted to make that experience match a little bit better.”
“Hence, if you’re going to be mainly watching from your living room, your bedroom, maybe you’re sneaking at work, whatever it is, you’re sitting down, or you’re hanging out in a more relaxed area, and so we wanted to bring our space, our living room,” he adds. Now that venues are opening up, will the band continue the series? “I think for sure, we’re going to do more livestreams in the future, even when we go back to doing shows, but it may change, you know, it may keep morphing.”
The band is also taking a similar stance for a possible follow-up to their self-titled 2018 album. “This year, I’ll be working on it — we’re going to work on it. We’ve been talking about what’s next, and a new album is on the horizon,” he says, before quickly adding – and stressing, mind you – that he “hate(s) saying that because I hate putting it out in the public, but I guess it’s out there.”
There’s a process to making an MxPx album and one that can’t be rushed. “As far as songwriting, I probably already have enough songs for an album, but II know I don’t have the right songs for an album.” The songs have to fit together, he says, and the pieces haven’t lined up yet. “At this point in our career, after you’ve released 10 albums, every album, if you want it to matter, it has to be better than the last one.”
“My goal is,” he says, “every album has to be better than the last thing that we released. It doesn’t have to be the same or different or whatever. It just has to be better in my mind, in my heart. To me, you don’t always have that feeling right away. It permeates after a few listens, and then you let the outside glow wear off a little bit, and you go. ‘This is what people are actually hearing, not what I think people are hearing.’ Then I make my decisions off that. I try to anyway. You just keep working hard, and you never know what’s going to happen.”
Britney Spears shared some of her hopes and dreams in her latest dancing video, admitting she’s not going to ‘settle’ as she showed off her new ‘kicks.’
Britney Spears, 39, is staying positive through her conservatorship drama — taking to Instagram to share updates on what she’s going through. The pop star confessed that she even “dreams” of having a “six pack” just like the incredible Jennifer Lopez, 51. “So what do you guys do to keep your dreams alive???? Just curious cause at this point I’m not sure it’s a good idea to listen to advice from some people,” she began, making a clear reference to a previous post where she said her conservatorship agreement “crushed” her dreams.
“Maybe I’ll just be nice and plant here and keep my dreams alive by thinking about visiting St. Tropez with @cher and eating ice cream … She was one of my favorite singers as a kid and I loved to dress up as her,” the Louisiana went on. “And thinking about having a six pack like @jlo … Lord she’s so inspiring in her new video,” she added, nodding to Jen’s ultra-sexy new video for “Cambia El Paso.” In the video, J.Lo rocks a sequin bikini and daisy dukes as she dances and drinks tequila on a Miami beach.
Britney looked incredible herself as she danced in her living room, rocking a white crop top and black short shorts and a fresh new pair of sneakers. “Yesterday I realized all my tennis shoes were gone … I like them because I dance three hours most days and my feet hurt so I put tennis shoes on so my feet feel nice … well all of mine are old so I ordered four new pairs and they came in five weeks ago but they were all too big so I’ve been without them for a long time,” she told her millions of fans.
The pop star, who has been actively fighting her father Jamie Spears, 68, in court and trying to end her legal arrangement, revealed she pulled a “Carrie Bradshaw” and “ordered a bunch” of new shoes. “My assistants HUMBLING APPROACH why don’t you just see what you can find in your closet DID NOT WORK ANYMORE … I chose to BLOW and guess what … my feet are soaring these days … I’m not gonna stop buying tennis shoes and heels ever !!!! I’m not gonna settle and considering the other day I said I feel like I’m just getting here … THAT’S AN UNDERSTATEMENT,” she declared.
During her recent back-to-back court testimonies, Britney revealed she was not allowed to have her boyfriend Sam Asghari, 27, “drive” her, and had also been unable to receive grooming treatments such as manicures, pedicures and hair styling. She also alleged that she was unable to remove an IUD to have a third child with her boyfriend, who she met on the set of the “Slumber Party” music video, as well as hire a lawyer of her choice (a decision that she was finally able to make after her second testimony). Despite all of the hardships she’s going through, fans were elated just days ago when Britney was spotted driving a white Mercedes-Benz with Sam riding passenger.
“It’s been a while since I drove alone and well let’s just say it’s a DIFFERENT BALLGAME cause I’m not sure this stadium is gonna be anywhere near America,” Britney write in the lengthy caption, describing her shoes as “PUMPED UP KICKS.” She added, I know I’m a kid at heart !!!! After cleaning my cherry floors I did my own version of play…Again this is me with hope … love … and intention … by the way I do intend on going to the ball after I clean my house!”
Megan Fox graces the cover of ‘Basic Magazine’ in a heart-shaped bikini top, white cutout dress, and more fiery outfits.
Megan Fox is on the cover Basic Magazine. The actress, 35, shared a series of snapshots from the shoot on Instagram on Thursday, July 22 in various outfits, including a white Mônot cutout dress, a red dress from designer Hakan Akkaya, and a black heart-shaped bikini top with jeans from Khloé Kardashian‘s denim brand Good American. See the photoshoot HERE!
Megan Fox (SplashNews.com)
The looks were styled by stylist Maeve Reilly and photographed by James Macari for Issue 17 of the quarterly fashion magazine. On a preview of the interview, a quote from Megan accompanies the cover that reads: “My state of consciousness creates the world that I experience.”
The star has been gracing a series of magazines ahead of the release of her upcoming mystery crime film Midnight In The Switchgrass, out on July 23. In an interview with InStyle early this month, the star reflected on the last decade of her career, having rose to stardom in the early 2010s, a time notoriously not so forgiving to women in Hollywood.
“I was brought out and stoned and murdered at one point,” she reflected. “And then suddenly everybody’s like, ‘Wait a second. We shouldn’t have done that. Let’s bring her back.’” She later added, “I realized that I had been living in a self-imposed prison for so long because I let other people tell me who I was or what I wasn’t.”
On set of her upcoming film, Megan found love again, beginning a relationship with co-star Machine Gun Kelly, real name Colson Baker. It came after she separated from soon-to-be ex-husband Brian Austin Green; the actress filed for divorce in November 2020 after 10 years of marriage. (The two remain co-parents to Bodhi, 7, Noah, 8, and Journey, 4.)
In a recent interview with Who What Wear, Megan opened up about the instant connection she felt with her new musician boyfriend. “It was definitely a vehicle – I’ll be honest – for me to meet Colson,” she said. “I knew he was gonna be in the movie, but the universe was just like, ‘Go do this. There’s something about this experience that’ll be really rewarding for you.’”
“I knew instantly that this is a soul I’ve travelled with before, that this was a soulmate connection, and that there was a purpose here,” she said of her co-star.
Neil Lane revealed what it’s like sitting down with ‘The Bachelorette’s final two men each season and picking the engagement ring of their dreams.
Neil Lane‘s name is synonymous with The Bachelor franchise. The celebrity jeweler has been designing custom engagement rings for Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants since its first season in 2002. And while Neil is keeping tight-lipped on any details surrounding Katie Thurston‘s season of suitors, he did expand on what it’s like meeting with the final two men each season as he guides them through the process of picking the ring of their dreams.
“It is so special, so sweet, so sentimental,” Lane EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “You’re dealing with these guys that have met the love of their life. In that moment, they’re the most in love. They’re looking at six rings that they’ve never looked at before, and trying to decide. We do film for quite a while and what we see on TV is probably just five to ten minutes of that. But it’s a huge emotional thing. You’re thinking, ‘Oh my God I want to get her the best ring, she’s my princess and I want to get her the ring of her dreams.’ It’s very special for me.”
Neil Lane revealed what it’s like when he sits down with The Bachelorette suitors to pick their engagement ring. (Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Neil Lane)
The engagement ring king also revealed what happens to the remaining rings that are not personally selected by one of the series’ contestants. “I reuse them, go over the reason they’re not chosen and I reconfigure them a few different times, change them about,” said Lane. “I put a new setting in, sometimes I use them again. It depends, I have a whole arsenal of rings, different designs that I have done over the years. It’s kind of fun to have them and I’ve learned from each one.”
Meanwhile on July 22, Neil announced his first-ever hotel partnership with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, turning his unique vision for one-of-a-kind dream weddings into a reality. The “Fairmont Weddings, by Neil Lane” package combines Lane’s passion for design with the extraordinary expertise, iconic venues, luxury offerings, and thoughtful services for which Fairmont is known for.
Neil Lane has designed engagement rings for suitors on ‘The Bachelorette’ since its inception. (ABC)
For the first time, couples will have exclusive access to consult with Neil and a dedicated team of highly experienced wedding planners who have been entrusted to bring his creative vision to life. “I’m going to give them my expertise, my designs, and my aesthetics because that’s why they’ve come to me — for my advice,” the celebrity jeweler said.
“But I’m going to listen to them and learn what they want, who the person is, and make their dreams come true,” he added. “The first ten couples with a confirmed booking will receive a private one-on-one virtual consultation with me. I’ll be talking with them, bringing out their aesthetics, mainly talking about their ring designs and elements from the details of their ring into the décor.”
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ eldest son reacted to his parents’ latest swimsuit photo, revealing that he’s not embarrassed by his mom and dad.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ son is not embarrassed by his parents’ sexy Instagram posts. Michael, 24, joined his mom and her TV co-host Ryan Seacrest on Live With Kelly and Ryan on Thursday, July 22. When Ryan asked about a recent photo shared by his mom, 50, in which her longtime husband, 50, fawns over her butt by the pool, Michael shared his thoughts.
Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa with their children Joaquin, Michael, and Lola. (Shutterstock)
“Oh man,” Michael replied, prompting a response from his mom. “What? What do you mean?” Kelly grilled her son. “You know what I mean,” Michael responded, and the trio shared a laugh. “I think it’s fine,” Michael finally admitted. In the post in question, Kelly can be seen leaned over in a one-piece bikini as her husband stares at her rear in excitement.
She captioned the post. “When the end is in sight……” with a silly tongue emoji.
Along with Michael, Kelly and Mark also share children Lola, 20, and Joaquin, 18, together. And while their eldest son might be undeterred by their sexy photos, the couple’s daughter, on the other hand, might not be as fine with it. During an interview with PEOPLE alongside her mom last August, Lola jokingly called her mom’s occasional butt selfies “ridiculous” and revealed she ignores “thirst trap” photos of her dad.
“I thought you were going to say I shouldn’t post thirst trap pictures of your dad,” Kelly said when Lola remarked on her “belfies.” Her daughter responded, “That’s disgusting. I block that out of my mind. I forgot that you even did that.” Lola jokingly added, “I don’t even know if I follow you on Instagram still! I’m kidding, I would never.”
As for Michael, who is undeterred by his mother’s belfies and thirst traps, the young actor appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday to discuss playing a younger version of his dad’s character, Hiram Lodge, in the CW series Riverdale. He talked about trying to match the confidence of his veteran actor dad. “My dad is my voice but with confident,” Michael said after Ryan noted that he sounded like Mark after previewing an episode clip. “So when talking I gotta sound like I know what I’m doing.”
Kim Kardashian modeled new pieces from her shapewear brand’s new Summer Mesh collection. See the looks.
Kim Kardashian shared a glimpse of her new SKIMS summer collection from her extremely minimalist bathroom on Instagram on Thursday, July 22. The businesswoman, 40, modeled a few items from the newly-launched Summer Mesh collection, including a semi-sheer bodysuit, thong bikini, and t-shirts ideal for the warmer days ahead.
Kim called the collection “super comfy” and said the items were ideal for everyday wear. Swipe through the IG post above to see the TV personality model the new looks in her sparse, minimalist space.
The Summer Mesh collection officially dropped yesterday and features sizes between XXS and 4X. With a selection of plain sheer pastel purple and white colors, the collection also features fun swirl patterns in raspberry and dusty blue.
The drop comes after Kim reportedly reunited with soon-to-be ex-husband Kanye West for a family vacation with kids North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2, last weekend. Page Six reported that Kim and co. flew to San Francisco and spent some time at a museum. “They are getting along great, and it was their first public outing together as a family, reconfirming that they are in lockstep when it comes to co-parenting and putting their kids first,” a source told the outlet.
The couple filed for divorce in February after nearly seven years of marriage. TMZ initially reported that the split was “amicable” and that Kim had requested joint custody of the children. A source previously told HollywoodLifethat the two simply drifted apart. “She feels she gave Kanye many opportunities to work on the marriage and they ultimately grew apart,” the source told HL.
“She will always love him and he will always love her and they don’t just say that, they mean that, but the marriage wasn’t working for Kim,’ the source continued. “She didn’t want a divorce but felt she had no choice. She’s in a much different head space than she was when she filed.”
With the filing in the rearview, Kim has been busy with her shapewear brand. The mogul announced last month that SKIMS would provide Team USA athletes with undergarments, pajamas, and loungewear at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Citing the significance of stepparent Caitlyn Jenner‘s former run as an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, Kim wrote, “When I received the call inviting Skims to be a part of @TeamUSA 🇺🇸, every moment I’ve spent admiring the strength and energy of the Olympians from the sidelines came full circle.”
Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin are officially divorced. Per court documents obtained by HollywoodLife, the two will share joint custody of their children.
After nearly six years of marriage, country music singer Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin have finalized their divorce. The two dissolved their marriage at the Williamson County Chancery Court in Franklin, Tennessee on Thursday, July 22 on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. It comes three months after the singer, 37, filed for divorce from the football tight end, 34, citing “adultery” as well as irreconcilable differences.
Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin finalized their divorce on July 22. (Williamson County Chancery Court)
According to court documents obtained by HollywoodLife, the two will share joint custody of their children Jolie Rae, 5, and Jace Joseph, 2. Living primarily with their mother, Jolie and Jace have been allotted 240 days with Jana and 125 days with Michael. Jana is also expected to pay her ex-husband $3,200 a month in child support, per the documents.
“The Mother and Father will behave with each other and each child so as to provide a loving, stable, consistent and nurturing relationship with the child even though they are divorced,” the document read. “They will not speak badly of each other or the members of the family of the other parent,” it continued. “They will encourage each child to continue to love the other parent and be comfortable in both families.”
Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin finalized their divorce on July 22. (Williamson County Chancery Court)
The duo wed in 2015 and have weathered many storms since, including Michael’s cheating scandal and sex addiction treatment. The divorce marks their second split, as Michael previously filed for divorce before in 2016. It all came to a head in April, when Jana revealed the two were splitting again for good on Instagram, writing that “it’s time” in a lengthy statement.
“As I try to make sense of a reality I never wanted to believe could be possible again, those words have now become a reality,” the singer and actress wrote. “I’ve fought y’all. I’ve loved hard. I’ve forgiven,” Jana added, referring to Michael’s infidelities. “I’ve put the work in. I’ve given everything I have, and now I have nothing else to give.”
She added that she still “whole heartedly” believed in marriage. “Please know that I still believe whole heartedly in marriage, love, and rebuilding,” Jana continued. “I just can’t fight any longer. It’s time to heal. Thank you for all the love, heart, and support, in many ways you have fought on this journey alongside me, and for that I am grateful.”
George Clooney is a true gentleman. The heartthrob actor sweetly assisted his wife Amal board a boat after the superstar couple grabbed dinner with two of her loved ones in Lake Como, Italy.
George Clooney, 60, sweetly escorted his wife Amal Clooney, 43, home from dinner in Lake Como, Italy on Monday, July 19. The Oscar-winning actor was seen helping his stunning wife onto a boat to head back to their home after enjoying a nice dinner at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. The couple was joined by Amal’s sister Tala Alamuddin and mom Baria Alamuddin for the dinner date, and all four looked magnificent for the late-night out in Italy.
George & Amal Clooney return to their hotel in Lake Como, Italy after a dinner date on Monday, July 19 (Photo: Backgrid)
George looked dapper, per usual, dressed in a gray suit and white open collar button down. Meanwhile, Amal stunned in a white dress with a wavy hemline that reached just below her waist. The human rights lawyer’s only sister dressed for the occasion as well: Tala sported a pink mini dress that she rocked while heading home with her mother, Amal and George.
George & Amal Clooney step off a boat in Lake Como, Italy after returning home from dinner (Photo: BACKGRID)
The happy couple has been vacationing in Lake Como since the 4th of July weekend. They have a home in Villa Oleandra, and after travel was made possible again due to COVID-19 vaccine accessibility, they happily jetted off to the European destination. George initially purchased the residence in Villa Oleandra in 2002 as a vacation home, but following his marriage to Amal and the birth of their twins, Ella, 4, and Alexander, 4, the lakeside mansion has become a second home to the family.
George and Amal have been married since 2014 and have been enjoying what appears to be a true fairytale romance. In a January 2021 interview with AARP, the Ocean’s Eleven actor clued his fans in on how he and his wife keep their love as strong as ever. “Even in lockdown [during the coronavirus pandemic], I’ll write a letter and slip it on her desk, or she’ll write a letter and leave it under the pillow; I’m a big believer in letters,” George said of the classic love letters he and Amal write one another in the interview. “If it were a text, it would feel different,” George went on. “Maybe that’s a generational thing, and maybe it won’t be that way 20 years from now, but for me, somebody sat down and wrote it.”
Shanna Moakler is moving on! The Blink-182 drummer’s ex is reportedly looking to get rid of all the things he gave her during their relationship.
Sometimes the best thing you can do after a breakup is just get rid of all your ex’s stuff! Actress and model Shanna Moakler, 46, is ready to completely move on from her marriage to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, 45, years after the pair finalized their divorce in 2008. She is reportedly looking for places to sell off gifts that Travis gave her, a source told Us Weekly.
Even though it’s been over 13 years since their divorce was finalized, Shanna has kept a bunch of expensive gifts that the “All The Small Things” drummer had given her. Among the gifts she’s reportedly looking to part with include both her wedding and engagement ring as well as an Andy Warhol painting. “Shanna is scoping out auction houses to auction off sentimental things that Travis has gotten her when they were together,” the source told US Weekly.
It seems that arguments over their kids has made Shanna want to get rid of anything that makes her think of Travis. The couple had been married from 2004 to 2008. They have two children together — son Landon Asher Barker, 17, and daughter Alabama Luella Barker, 15. “Their co-parenting relationship has hit rock bottom. She wants to get rid of everything that reminds her of him and reminds her of the happier times,” the source said.
Travis and Shanna have been divorced since 2008. (MediaPunch/Shutterstock/ABC/Shutterstock)
Shanna’s relationship with her ex has seemingly been strained, at least in part, due to his current girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, 42. She bashed the couple in a May 2021 video from TMZ. “My family is broken because of this family and now my kids and I are alienated from each other because of another sister in the family, so yay for me,” she said, adding “thanks for destroying my family,” in response to asking if she had anything to say to Kourtney.
Earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, it sounded like Travis and Shanna were getting along fine as co-parents. She told HollywoodLife that it was “going great” in an April 2020 interview. “A lot of FaceTiming and the kids are taking turns going back and forth,” she said at the time.
Even though things seem sour with Shanna, Travis and Kourtney have seemingly been getting along great. The pair have been enjoying romantic date nights, and Travis even sweetly gave Kourtney’s daughter Penelope Disick, 9, her own pink drum set for her birthday.
Team USA’s world-class gymnasts have given fans their first look at the leotards they’ll be competing in at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Simone Biles, 24, and her Olympic teammates have stepped out in the Swarovski crystal-adorned leotards they’re set to compete in at the Tokyo Games. The USA Gymnastics team gave fans a look at the glittering outfits during a training session at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 22. The elite athletes wore two different leotards designed by GK Elite, which were custom made for each of the gymnasts and encrusted with about 3500 Swarovski crystals. Simone, Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee, and Grace McCallum all wore black and rose gold uniforms.
Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee, and Grace McCallum. Image: Shutterstock
The dark leotard was inspired bu the Olympic torch and is said to have a “dynasty” theme. “They’re a celebration of all that has led the USA to being a powerhouse gymnastics team and country paying homage to athletes and designs of the past, while preparing for the future,” per GK Elite, with price estimates per garment in the $700 to $1200 range.
Meanwhile, MyKayla Skinner and Jade Carey stunned in lavender ice leotards with a “fearless” theme. The manufacturer, who have been designing Team USA’s Olympic leotards since 2000, said the pastel uniform recognizes “the hard work, determination, and true fearlessness that Team USA’s top athletes exude.” Featuring a deep-V mesh cutout, the shiny purple leotard is adorned with 3468 Swarovski crystals, including a crystalized USA on right hip.
Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum, MyKayla Skinner and Jade Carey. Image: Shutterstock
Additional leotards are set to be unveiled throughout the course of the Games, with each one featuring special details, like 76 individual stars as a nod to America’s independence in 1776. “GK Elite has a rich heritage as the leading apparel for competitive gymnasts and we are proud to have our brand represented on the sport’s greatest stage by Team USA,” Girisha Chandraraj, President and CEO of Elite Sportswear, said in a press release.
During an interview with Cosmopolitan in 2016, GK Elite chief design officer Kelly McKeown revealed that it takes two years, and a lot of research, to create the team’s uniform. “It’s something you don’t want to rush. If you want to use a new technique, if you want to experiment, then you have to wear-test it, you have to wash-test it, you have to make sure that it’s not going to fail on the competition floor,” she said at the time, noting that each gymnast’s wardrobe for the duration of the Games can cost up to $12000.
Gordon Ramsay has been happily married to his wife Tana for over two decades. Here’s everything you need to know about the world-famous chef’s wife.
Even though he may seem rough around the edges on TV,Gordon Ramsay, 54, has been in a loving marriage for nearly 25 years. The Hell’s Kitchen star and his wife Tana Ramsay, 46, got hitched in 1996, and they will celebrate their 25th anniversary on December 21. Tana may not be as notorious as her husband, but she’s also made her own impact in the culinary world, through cookbooks and TV appearances.
Even though you may be used to hearing Gordon shout at flabbergasted restauranteurs, it seems like the two have an amazing marriage and a peaceful family life. The two often work together and make for a great team! Here is everything you need to know about Tana.
Gordon and Tana at the ‘GQ’ Men of the Year Awards in 2019. (Shutterstock) How Did Gordon And Tana Meet?
Born Cayetana Elizabeth Hutchenson, Tana grew up on a family farm in the English country, according to The Guardian. As a young adult, Tana moved to London to become a Montessori teacher. She first met Gordon at a New Year’s Eve party, while she was engaged to another man, and she was less than impressed by the future culinary superstar. She later met him again, when he stored a motorcycle at a flat she lived in with a friend, and that’s when the romance started.
Of course, the life of a chef can often be difficult. Working in a restaurant, the cooks often work long hours and won’t get home until very late at night or early the next morning. When the couple started dating, Tana had to wait out long hours to see Gordon, via Delish. Even though it consisted of many late nights, Tana kept up for him, and the pair got married in December 1996, when Tana was 21.
Tana And Gordon Have Five Kids
Tana struggled to have children early on in her marriage to Gordon. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which affected her fertility and made it harder for her to have children, via DailyMail. After hardships, she turned to IVF to try to have a child, and it worked out great for the couple! The couple now have five children Megan, 23, twins Holly and Jack, 21, Matilda, 19, and Oscar, 2.
Even though they have lovely family, the couple have had issues with pregnancy, even in recent years. In 2016, Tana suffered a miscarriage, when she was 5 months pregnant. Despite having to go through something so upsetting, Tana said that her husband helped her. “You go from having a baby kicking inside of you to suddenly it’s not there, and it was a really hard experience,” she told Metro in 2020. “Gordon was amazing, and he’s always been one to talk about everything and he was very good at sort of talking it out of me.”
Gordon and Tana have been married for 25 years. (Shutterstock) Tana Is A Cookbook Author
Gordon isn’t the only one who knows his way around the kitchen in his marriage! Even though her celebrity chef husband is well-known for his culinary abilities, Tana has authored five cookbooks of her own. The recipes in her books focus mostly on practical home cooking. Her books are: Tana’s Kitchen Secrets, I Love to Bake, Tana Ramsay’s Family Kitchen, Home Made, and Tana Ramsay’s Real Family Food. “I wanted to simplify everything. The recipes come from me, friends and family. I was determined it should be real,” she said in The Guardian about her approach to the cookbooks.
Tana Has Been On A Few TV Shows
While her husband is a full-blown TV chef, Tana has made a few appearances of her own. She’s appeared on her husband’s many shows, including Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef USA. She also had a part in her daughter Matilda’s reality-series Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch. Perhaps most notably, she was also a part of the British reality competition show Dancing on Ice in 2010. She was partnered with Stuart Widdall, but unfortunately, she was eliminated in the fourth round.
Tana Is Friends With Victoria Beckham
Tana and Gordon are close friends with fellow celebrities David and Victoria Beckham. Both couples look like they get their families together whenever they can and are great friends. Victoria has posted photos plenty of times when their families have had joint outings. She shared a picture of her daughter Harper giving Oscar a kiss on his cheek in August 2020. She posted a picture of both families getting together to celebrate Tana’s birthday in 2018. Gordon has joked about his close relationship with the Beckhams. “Three girls and a boy, and three boys and a girl – you’d be amazed at the synergy. We’ve promised that no one dates anybody,” he said in a 2017 interview with The Sun.
Selfie first, workout second! Kylie Jenner snapped a photo of her matching purple crop top and leggings before her latest gym session.
Kylie Jenner, 23, went makeup-free dressed in an adorable outfit for a workout session on Thursday, July 22. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star snapped a few cute selfies on Instagram of her fitness attire, which included a matching purple Lilac crop top and leggings. Kylie had a completely natural in the three mirror selfies, which featured the star showing off her cute clothes just before heading to the gym. “come workout with me,” she captioned her post, adding a purple heart that blended with the theme of her outfit.
Kylie’s fans overwhelmingly approved of the makeup mogul’s gym ensemble. Most of her followers flooded the comments section of her post with complimentary emojis like heart-eyes and flames. The official account for Kylie Cosmetics even got in on the action, dropping three purple heart emojis in the comments. Kylie sure knows how to dress no matter the occasion!
Kylie’s decision to go makeup free is not totally uncommon for the mom of one. Just last week, she showed off her naturally flawless complexion while capturing a mirror selfie video of herself and daughter Stormi Webster, 3. Kylie kept things super casual for the mother-daughter hangout dressed in a black and white pajama set. Stormi adorably wore a similar set.
Kylie Jenner goes makeup-free on a walk in Miami in Oct. 2018 (Photo: MEGA)
Lately, Kylie has been fairly open with her fans about her looks. In fact, she recently opened up about using temporary lip fillers as a way to overcome insecurities. “When I was younger I had an insecurity with my lips,” she said in a July 9 YouTube video. “I have temporary lip fillers and it was an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do,” she added. The billionaire had previously opened up about her lip struggles on the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion with Andy Cohen. In the special, she explained how the insecurity started after one of her “first kisses” and a guy told her she had small lips, making her feel “unkissable.” Kylie has not been afraid to open up, and we applaud her for that!
New mom Christine Quinn has flaunted her toned figure while on vacation in Italy, just two months after welcoming a baby boy.
Christine Quinnis living her best life on the Amalfi Coast, just two months after giving birth to her first child! The Selling Sunset star, 31, who welcomed a baby boy with husband Christian Richard on May 15, took to Instagram to share a series of snaps from her luxurious European getaway. Christine posed in a blue string bikini while on vacation in Capri, Italy — and the snaps are stunning. “Born in Dallas, live in LA, Currently in Italy,” the reality TV star captioned her July 22 post.
The blonde beauty paired the two piece swimsuit with matching drop earrings, before changing into a pretty summer outfit for lunch with her mini-me. The real estate agent donned a tight yellow and orange dress as she held her son Christian Georges Dumontet in her arms, flashing her diamond wedding rings.
Back in May, Christine shared the happy news that she’s “officially a mommy.” She added, “Baby C is more precious than I could have ever imagined. Nine months seems like a lifetime to wait to meet someone,” Christine told People on May 19. “It is the most incredible feeling to know that you have created life. My protective mama bear mentality is stronger than ever. My sole job is to protect him, to love him and to raise him.” Christine’s little one was born via emergency c-section, however both she and her baby are doing well.
Christine Quinn. Image: Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock
She has since opened up about going into labor two weeks early and the scary birth experience. “Reliving the trauma on Selling Sunset about my birth experience, was one of the most difficult things I have ever done; let alone allowing these very raw, personal moments of my life captured on camera,” the real estate agent wrote on Instagram. “I am not often publicly vulnerable, as I feel the responsibility to put on a brave face, despite still feeling at the time hopeless, terrified, and to this day traumatized. Both myself, and baby Christian are lucky to be alive.”
Christine continued, “After my water broke the day I was filming, I was rushed to the hospital already 9cm dilated. Hyperventilating from the excruciating pain, I was immediately rushed in to an emergency crash C-section due to both our heart rates instantly plummeting. Baby C umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. Baby C was seconds away from not making it. The surgeons didn’t even have time to count their tools before stitching me up as I was flatlining. They ran me through the X-ray machine immediately after surgery to ensure there was no remaining tools left in my body. I am so grateful for the doctors and surgeons that saved BOTH of us.”
Ricky’s not going to let a fall take him down. Ricky and Ashlyn sing a delightful rendition of ‘Something There’ in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ‘HSMTMTS.’
The show must go on! Despite a shocking fall during rehearsal, Ricky is still playing the Beast in East High’s Beauty and the Beast production. In our EXCLUSIVE preview of the July 23 episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Ricky and Ashlyn sing the classic “Something There.”
Ashlyn and Ricky in the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ production. (Disney+)
Ashlyn settles into the role of Belle seamlessly. Her voice sounds incredible as she sings the Disney classic. Ricky is right by her side in full Beast costume — yes, the whole shebang — along with a brace on his wrist. Episode 10 ended with Ricky falling to the ground after being hoisted up on wires during a rehearsal of the Beast’s transformation. Ricky gives a nod to the incident during his portion of the song.
Everyone else is all dolled up as the classic Beauty and the Beast characters. Gina and EJ stand off to the side ready for their cue. EJ has done a complete transformation into Gaston. Gina looks gorgeous as Fifi.
When Ricky sings the part of the song that goes “she’s never looked at me that way before,” he’s looking right at Lily in the audience. Nini is nowhere to be seen. Lily looks mischievous as she smiles back at Ricky.
The synopsis for the penultimate episode of season 2 reads: “Nini hypes up her anxious castmates for their performance in front of the competition judge. But no East High opening night is complete without unexpected visitors, second chances, and big decisions about everyone’s futures — together and apart.” The episode will also feature Jordan Fisher as Jamie, Gina’s brother.
Olivia Rose Keegan in the July 23 episode of ‘HSMTMTS.’ (Disney+)
New episodes of HSMTMTS drop Fridays on Disney+. The season 2 finale will be available on July 30. The show hasn’t been renewed for season 3 as of now, but we’re crossing our fingers for another round of music and high school drama!
Angelina Jolie was seen out and about with four of her six children, including daughter Shiloh, 15, for a shopping day in Paris, France.
Angelina Jolie’s children have grown up before our eyes! The Maleficent actress, 46, was seen out in Paris, France on July 22 with four of her children, daughters Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 15, and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 16, and sons Pax Jolie-Pitt, 17, and Knox Jolie-Pitt, 13. While all four kids looked so grown, Shiloh, in particular, looked striking as she was taller than her siblings and her Oscar-winning mother. The family all wore face masks as they walked around the City of Love and even made pit stops to shop at the Kith store.
Angelina Jolie goes shopping with four of her kids in Paris on July 22, 2021 (Photo: Splashnews)
Angelina was dressed for the outing in a white shirt, beige pants and beige heels. She also had on a matching beige jacket, but removed it to stay comfortable in the sun. Shiloh wore a black sweatshirt and white pants while her sister Zahara was dressed in a cute blue maxi dress. The boys of the family, meanwhile, dressed fairly casual. Pax was wearing a plaid shirt that covered a white t-shirt and khaki pants and Knox opted for a black shirt and gray trousers.
The shopping day comes amid Angelina’s ongoing custody battle with ex Brad Pitt, 57, over their five minor children: Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13. Their eldest son, Maddox, 19, is legally an adult and no longer subject to the custody battle. Earlier this year, Brad was granted joint custody, but Angelina has continued to try and fight that decision.
Angelina Jolie goes shopping with four of her children in Paris on July 22, 2021 (Photo: KCS Presse / MEGA)
Angelina has claimed have “proof and authority” to support allegations of domestic violence against her ex-husband, who was previously cleared of child abuse charges by the FBI and Department of Child & Family Services in 2016. In addition, the Girl, Interrupted actress is desperately trying to get the judge in the pair’s custody case thrown out, as she claims he is biased due to having a former relationship with one of Brad’s lawyers. This request was denied in 2020, but she has continued to fight for his removal. Meanwhile, Brad’s team has accused her of “delaying” the custody hearing with her appeals.
The former couple, known as “Brangelina,” got together in 2005 and married in Aug. 2014. But two years later, the couple split and Angelina filed for divorce. While the divorce is still ongoing, they were granted legally single in April 2019. Of their six children, three were welcomed via adoption (Maddox, Pax and Zahara), while the other three (Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne) are the former couple’s biological children.