Goldie Hawn was one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood for over a decade. She couldn’t make a bad movie it seemed like. Critics and fans loved her, she made money, she won awards – and then she disappeared.
Hawn started her performing career at an incredibly young age. By 3 she was already taking tap and dance lessons. She landed her first movie role when she was 27 and worked steadily right up until 2002. When she went off the radar.
While many stars fade, Hawn wasn’t struggling to make headlines. She has Hollywood’s most successful romance with another A-lister Kurt Russell and is the mother to an equally talented Kate Hudson, who is a major star in her own right.
That’s what makes Hawn’s disappearance so much more interesting. She didn’t wink out, she chose to walk away.
Now, 15 years after her last major role, Hawn spoke out about why she went away.
“I felt that life should be full of different things,” Hawn Explained. “I’d been making movies for a long time. I wanted to do things that interest me, not just work to work.”
After her last movie in 2002 Hawn decided to walk away from the movie sets and “turn her gaze” to things she really cared about. That’s when she established The Goldie Hawn Foundation.
The foundation is devoted to helping develop learning tools to help children reach their full potential. The launched a program called MindUP, which is now used in countries around the world.
After having philanthropic success Hawn is returning to work. She’s set to star in a comedy with Amy Schumer due out later in 2017. She’s also finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, directly beside her long-time lover Kurt Russel.
America’s Most Wanted has been watched by millions of North Americans since it first aired on Fox television network in the summer of 1987.
The idea of televising a national dragnet was inspired by others successful crime watch programs in Europe. After requests to host the show were turned down by recently resigned U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani, and former Marine Corps Commandant General P. X. Kelly, the network approached a man named John Walsh.
Walsh had already advocated for new legislation in America that would protect missing children and created the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, but it was the tragic loss of his son that would make him the perfect fit for the role….
Read his story on Page 2…
On the afternoon of July 27, 1981, Revé Drew Walsh brought her son Adam to the Hollywood (“Sears”) Mall in Hollywood, Florida.
She had intended only to inquire about a lamp that was on sale, and left Adam at a kiosk with Atari 2600 video games. He joined several other boys who were taking turns playing the games.
When Revé returned at about 12:15 p.m., Adam was gone.
Frantically, she searched out the store manager, who informed her that a scuffle had broken out among the boys over the Atari.
A security guard asked the older ones if their parents were there – they replied that they were not and so, the guard had thrown the boys out of the store. It was speculated that Adam, being just six years old, was too shy to speak up.
Desperate to find her young son, Adam’s mother searched the toy department and and his name paged over the Sears public address system. Though, by that time, he was long gone…
After 90 minutes of searching in vain, Revé called the Hollywood Police at 1:55 p.m.
After an initial investigation, police determined that Adam had been abducted by a loner named Ottis Toole, a drifter who lured Adam away from the Sears entrance and into his 1971 Cadillac.
The promise of toys and candies encouraged the six-year-old boy to climb into a stranger’s car and be driven away on Interstate 95 toward Toole’s Jacksonville home.
Investigators speculate that Adam was likely compliant at first, he probably began to panic the further they drove away from his home town.
As police determined that Toole had punched the young boy in the face, and then, knocked him a second time, completely unconscious. While Adam was unconscious, Toole drove to the Radebaugh Road overpass, where he strangled the boy to death then decapitated him with a machete.
On August 10, John and Revé Walsh appeared on Good Morning America offering a $100,000 reward for Adam’s safe return.
Shortly after their broadcast plea, the severed head of a young boy was confirmed to have been that of Adam Walsh.
The evidence collected against Ottis Toole was ultimately lost by police, including a bloodstained carpet from Toole’s Cadillac, the machete used to decapitate Adam and even the car itself.
Since DNA profiling was relatively new in the early ’80s, there was no way to determine whose blood was found in the Cadillac.
Tool confessed to and retracted accounts of his involvement in Adam’s death multiple times. As a result, he was never charged in the Walsh case, even though all the evidence and witnesses placed him at the scene of the crimes.
Toole died in prison in 1996 at the age of 49. He was serving a life sentence for other crimes, but before his passing, his niece told John Walsh that he confessed to her Adam’s murder.
In 1997, Hollywood Police Chief Rick Stone completed an exhaustive review of Adam’s case and concluded that he found evidence to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Toole had murdered Adam.
Finally, on December 16, 2008, Hollywood, Florida Police Chief Chad Wagner closed the case, announcing that the police were satisfied that Ottis Tool was the murderer.
M*A*S*H is one of, if not the, most beloved TV shows of all-time, and no one from the show is more loved than Alan Alda. He’s starred in movies and shows for decades and you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know his face, if not his name.
There are some things that Alda has kept out of the spotlight however, like the time he almost died.
The 81-year-old actor had won numerous awards before he retired from acting in 2015. In addition to countless roles, he’s also directed and written everything from plays to novels. While best known for playing Hawkeye Pierce on the iconic TV show M*A*S*H, (a show he also wrote and directed for) he’s memorable as other characters from movies and the small screen.
After he got away from the camera, Alda started to delve into a different career that would make his character from M*A*S*H happy. He started the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, a school where he also works as a part-time professor.
The goal of the center is to teach doctors and researchers how to properly communicate what they are doing to the public at large. Alda wants to make sure that scientists don’t forget about the people they’re trying to help.
His passion all stems from a terrifying incident in Chile 14 years ago – it’s where Alda learned the importance of communication from doctors.
Hear Alda’s terrifying story on the next page
While vacationing on a picturesque beach in the South American country Alda felt a “tingling” in his gut. After a few minutes the tingling became a searing pain.
“It was the worst pain I had ever felt in my life,” Alda said.
He called for help and the resort sent a medic to him at the beach, but the medic wasn’t able to ease the pain.
“I don’t think he had ever done anything medical in his entire life,” the always friendly Alda said. Luckily Alda would have better treatment in the small town of La Serena.
“Here in this little dingy hospital is this wonderful surgeon, and he knew immediately what was wrong.”
Alda said the doctor explained exactly what was going on, what would happen, and what he was going to do to fix the problem. It was the way the doctor communicated with him that made Alda feel better.
“I wasn’t scared…in a few hours I was going to be dead along with my intestine. As they put the mask on me I thought ‘This might be the last time I’m awake’ but I wasn’t frightened.”
Here, miles away from the renowned doctors and hospitals of America, Alda received the best medical treatment he had ever had. His life was saved, and changed, by a doctor in a small Chilean town.
Having spent a good part of his life playing a doctor, Alda was shown just how important bedside manner was to medicine. Now he’s teaching the lesson to the doctors and scientists of the future.
Alda gave an address to graduates of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, he told the gathering that they should be the “type of doctors who care about the patients and not the disease.”
A good lesson, even if Alda had to learn it the hard way.
One of America’s favorite talk show hosts, the soft-spoken and caring person we see on TV every day, has a rebellious streak that he’s been hiding from his fans.
After trying to keep the news under wraps for months, information has leaked about a painful bike accident involving the TV host, who got his start on Oprah‘s daily talk show.
Called “motorcycle-gate” by Dr. Phil’s inner circle, a source revealed that the host “really didn’t want anyone to know about this.”
It’s hard to picture 66-year-old Phil McGraw sitting on a dirt bike, but it turns out the former psychologist has been riding and racing bikes for years.
A source revealed to In Touchmagazine that Dr. Phil suffered a “nasty crash” while “practicing a dirt bike trick with some of his Hollywood stuntman friends.”
It may sound unbelievable, but a spokesperson for Dr. Phil confirmed he dislocated his shoulder and bruised his ribs in the crash back in February.
Dr. Phil was stuck in a hospital bed for a week, and had to delay taping episodes of his show, but managed to film extra episodes in March to make up for it.
Thankfully Dr. Phil has recovered from his “painful injuries.” Now he only has to deal with the teasing from his friends, who are reminding him to land “wheels first next time, according to his spokesperson.
Ironically, Dr. Phil once worked with equipment company Helmet House to promote bike safety on a special episode of his show, so he should really know better!
Trish Stratus is a groundbreaking professional wrestling superstar. Some powerful women open doors, Stratus kicked them open. She was the youngest woman ever entered into the WWE Hall of Fame, she’s starred in movies, lent her voice to video games and made numerous appearances to soldout shows, signings and more.
All these accomplishments should make her a pretty hard figure to forget, but after she stepped out of the wrestling spotlight in the mid-2000s many of her fans, Stratuspherians, found it hard to keep track of her.
She went from being one of the biggest stars, male or female, in the World Wrestling Entertainment’s roster, to living the quiet life in her native Canada. Just because she wasn’t on TV doesn’t mean she wasn’t busy.
In 2013, Stratus was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by none other than Stephanie McMahon, daughter of the sports most integral figure Vince McMahon. At the time Stratus was the youngest inductee, being just 37. It was one of her first appearances in months, and she was showing off something even more special than an award: a baby bump!
Her retirement was just beginning, but her real fight was about to begin. Continue to the next page!
Stratus gave birth to her first born later in 2013. Max was a happy and healthy newborn, and has since grown to a happy and healthy little boy. Stratus began to travel less and spend more time with the newest addition.
She and her partner never planned to stop at one, and they began working on their second child in 2014. To this point in her life, everything she wanted to achieve she had, and she expected having a second child to be easy – she was wrong.
“The infertility kind of crept up on us, and we didn’t really realize it was a problem until we weren’t getting pregnant,” Stratus said in an interview with CBC news.
Months went by, and then years. The pair began to seek help.
“It was difficult, it wasn’t happening naturally. Eventually the talks led to in vitro fertilization. That’s a big pill to swallow,” she said. It’s not an easy solution either.
Stratus had to undergo months of therapy and treatments, only to be told she was possibly not a candidate for the procedure. It was a serious blow to the superstar, but her determination kept her positive, even as the odds got stacked against her.
In 2017 Stratus made waves, and another big announcement, with a racy photo shoot for Infertility Awareness Week.
“This cover represents my triumph over my struggle with infertility. After suffering a miscarriage and getting a dismal diagnosis about my chances to conceive, I embarked on a journey to take control of my fertility,” she wrote on her blog TrishStratus.com.
See her fantastic photo shoot on the next page!
Stratus welcomed her second child, a daughter Madison, to the world earlier this year, and the whole family couldn’t be happier. The little girl represents Stratus’s biggest fight, and also her biggest triumph.
Her photo shoot represents all of that struggle, and is a rallying cry for other families also struggling.
“I got this call when I was 8.5 months pregnant…I knew I had to do it,” she said.
We’re thankful she did!
She looks fantastic!
The whole family was clearly excited.
We wish Stratus and her family all the best in the future!
For many, Queen Elizabeth II is the biggest celebrity there is. So, it should be no surprise then that many of her distant relatives are celebrities in their own right. She comes from a long, complicated line of royal blood and a family that spread far and wide.
No wonder a hop, skip and a jump away, her distant cousins are shining stars in the United States. While some are quite far down the line in relatedness, there is one celebrity who is said to be the “most royal” star of them all.
Scroll through to see the bonus connection that no one was expecting!
Through his father’s family, Tom Hanks is a descendent of King John of England. The Monarch reigned from 1199 to 1216 and, yes, he is the inspiration for the evil king from the Robin Hood stories.
Hanks is also the 24th cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Is anyone else not surprised by this one? I mean, just look at her, she’s clearly descended of royalty. Uma Thurman is directly descended from Edward Longshanks, King Edward I of England, who ruled from 1272 to 1307.
Like most rulers back then, he wasn’t a very nice dude either. He was known as the “Hammer of the Scots” because he so brutally treated the Scottish people. Longshanks fathered many children in his day and it is through them, that Uma is also a 21st cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
This dazzling family duo are related to Edward III, King of England from 1327 to his death in 1377. Edward III is responsible for transforming England into one of the most formidable European military powers.
The siblings are 19th cousins to Queen Elizabeth II and also descendants of Swedish royalty, the house Gyllenhaal.
Another celebrity with several royal connections: King James IV of Scotland and King Henry VII of England, who was also the grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I.
She is a 20th cousin of Queen Elizabeth II through her father’s family. Their shared ancestor is King Henry II.
See five more royal-blooded celebrities, including one is is the most closely related to Queen Elizabeth II on the next page!
You might have noticed that many celebrities are related to Queen Elizabeth II through King Edward III of England.
That’s because he had eight legitimate sons whose children went on to form royal families such as the Tudors, the Lancasters and the Yorks.
His six daughters also all married into other rich and royal families, spreading the bloodline far and wide. Who knows – you might even be related to some of these celebrities and this king!
She is the second-most-related celebrity to the Queen of England and one of the most royally-related people in Hollywood.
She is 18th cousin, once removed, of Queen Elizabeth II as a direct descendant of King Henry IV of France. Her ancestor, Blanche was the French wife of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and son of England’s King Edward III.
She may even be related to Catherine de Medici and Lucrezia Borgia.
Not only is she a 15th cousin to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, but she is related to her through being the direct descendant of King Edward III of England. Ellen is also a 19th cousin , twice removed, of Queen Elizabeth II.
He too, is a 19th cousin of Queen Elizabeth (once removed) through King Edward III of England.
He is a descendant of Sir William Gascoigne and Margaret Percy, who was the daughter of the 3rd Earl of Northumberland, a direct descendant of King Edward III.
She is the current Queen of England’s most closely related Hollywood celebrity relative. Hilary Duff is the monarch’s 18th cousin.
They are related through Alexander Spotswood, an officer of the British Army, a Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and 10th great-grandson of Edward III.
She is also a descendant of Catherine Car, a woman believed to be the illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII.
Wondering about that bonus royal connection? Turn to the next page to find out who it is!
Believe it or not, George Washington and Queen Elizabeth II share an ancestor, an English lady by the name of Henrietta Mildred Hodgson.
Her daughter married Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, making her a great-grandmother of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and great-great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
As far as Washington’s connection:
Henrietta Mildred Hodgson was the granddaughter of Mildred Porteus. Porteus was the daughter of Mary Smith, who was the sister of Mildred Warner (married to Lawrence Washington) and the grandmother of the first US President, George Washington.
Oh boy, confused yet? It’s safe to say that the British Monarchy reaches farther than we know!
Did you know about this connection? Are you related to any of these celebrities in some way?
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Amanda Bynes rose as a child star on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show.
From 2002 to 2006, she also stared on the sitcom What I Like About You on WB. She was also in several movies, including What a Girl Wants (2003), She’s the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007) and Easy A (2010).
Bynes battled drug issues and was hospitalized under a psychiatric hold in 2014 after a DUI arrest in 2013. She also was charged with two hit and run cases, which caused her to retreat from the spotlight. She is now said to have been sober for the last 3 years now.
After claiming she had retired from acting, she now has said that she is ready to return to Hollywood and put her bad habits behind her.
“I want to do TV,” she said in an interview with Hollyscoop earlier this year. “Maybe a few guest spots on some shows that I’m a fan of and maybe another TV show where I’m the star of it.”
This interview was her first in four years and only has communicated with fans using her Twitter account.
One of her most famous tweets included a 2013 message where she wrote, “I want @drake to murder my vagina.”
Her response to the controversy was, “I actually wasn’t being insincere. I was like saying murder my vagina. I was serious, but I was also on drugs, so that was my way of saying like, “Let’s do it man.” But I was on drugs and trying to be hilarious.”
Over the past few years, she has shifted her focus from acting to fashion, rarely making public appearances.
For the first time in 3 months she was spotted out in public and people were surprised at her new look.
The 31-year-old former child star was seen with a female friend, who is believed to be her life coach, Joy Stevens.
The two were shopping at Ralphs grocery store in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Easy A star appeared to be wearing no makeup, and clear framed glasses with an over-sized beige cardigan over a white T-shirt with a pair of black pants and black boots.
Reportedly worth $6 million, the star was wearing a Chanel crossbody purse.
It took three years before the court deemed Bynes to be fit enough to make her own personal and financial decisions. For that time her mother Lynn was acting as the conservator.
“The court felt, based on Amanda’s progress and her great relationship with her parents, there was no longer a need for court supervision of Amanda’s money and she and her family can handle her financial affairs privately,” her conservatorship attorney Nyree Kolanjian said.
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Las Vagas, in which a gunman opened fire on the crowd of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, taking the lives of 58 people and wounding over 500 more, a number of country musicians have taken the time to pay tribute to the lives that were lost.
Garth Brooks posted a tribute to the victims of the shooting soon afterwards, commenting that “I’m very proud of how the audience handled itself. People were laying down on people to protect them. Just…character flows through country music. All our love to the victims and the victims’ families. All our love to the bands and crews.”
Most notable however, has been the outpouring of emotions from Jason Aldean, who was performing at the festival when the shooting began. His pregnant wife Brittany was present as well, and recounts that “We were the lucky ones. I can’t put into words the pain and heartache we feel for the ones who are no longer with us.”
Though he already previously made a statement about the incident, Aldean used his appearance on Saturday Night Live on Oct. 8th to comment further on the shooting, as well as to pay tribute to the late Tom Petty, who passed away on Oct. 2nd.
His tribute is very touching…
Instead of the show’s usual cold opening, Oct. 8th’s SNL episode began with Aldean speaking directly to the camera with his band behind him, stating that
“Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night, and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends — they’re all part of our family. So I want to say to them: We hurt for you, and we hurt with you.”
He also made a plead for the country to come together, saying that “When America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.” He then followed this with a performance of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” one of the late singer’s most beloved hits.
She’s played a crime-fighter and a secret agent on the big screen, but a new report reveals Angelina Jolie almost became part of a real life spy mission.
The Oscar-winning actress is as famous for her philanthropy as her movie career. She is a longtime United Nations High Commission for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador, using her celebrity status to draw attention to issues around the world. Her work for children and women has earned her recognition, including the Citizen of the World Award.
So maybe it’s not so surprising that the International Criminal court approached the actress, hoping to sign her up for a dangerous mission to capture the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. Details of the daring plan were leaked in a set of over 40,000 documents obtained by French website Mediapart.
Kony was the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army militia, and is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, including for abducting children who he trained to fight as child soldiers. Famously, he was the target of the “Kony 2012” social media campaign, which hoped to help capture the warlord.
By the time Jolie was brought in on the plan in 2012, Kony was still on the loose with a $5 million bounty on his head, hiding in a heavily armored and guarded compound in Sudan.
That’s when the famous actress was recruited to help bring him to justice…
E-mails between former ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and Jolie reveal that the star was meant to be “live bait” for the warlord during a staged humanitarian trip.
The actress may have even come up with the plan herself, as an e-mail from Ocampo says that Jolie “has an idea to invite Kony to dinner and then arrest him.” Other e-mails reveal details of the plan, which involved sending Jolie and possibly her then-husband Brad Pitt to the Central African Republic.
“Apparently you can be embedded with special forces that are chasing Kony. Can Brad go with you?” Ocampo wrote. “Brad is being supportive. let’s discuss logistics. Much love Xxx,” Jolie wrote back. While they both seemed enthusiastic, their plan was never realized.
“She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also,” Ocampo wrote, but he later e-mailed Jolie saying “Dear Angie, I hope you are well. I miss you.” Jolie never replied, and another e-mail sent by Ocampo received a reply that Jolie had changed her e-mail address.
Strangely, Jolie wasn’t the only celebrity recruited by the ICC executive. He also tried to schedule a meeting with Sean Penn, and asked George Clooney to use his charity’s private satellites to spy on Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Between his origins as a musician with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and his extensive, Oscar-nominated acting career, chances are at some point you’ve been familiar with Mark Wahlberg’s work.
The brother to New Kids On The Block performer Donnie Wahlberg got his start a little bit later than his brother, but has without a doubt had the more illustrious career. With prolific roles in movies like Three Kings, The Departed, The Fighter, and Lone Survivor, as well as roles in massive blockbuster franchises like Transformers, we love his roles and can usually forgive him for showing up in The Happening. Usually.
However, one movie that’s pretty much ubiquitous with Wahlberg’s Hollywood career is Boogie Nights. Directed by superstar filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood), Boogie Nights was Wahlberg’s big break into movies, where he played Dirk Diggler, a young up-and-comer (no pun intended) in California’s pornography scene in the early 80s.
Featuring an all-star cast of not only Wahlberg, but Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle and Heather Graham, the movie was a critical darling and received three Oscar nominations, including Best Writer (Anderson), Best Actor (Reynolds), and Best Actress (Moore).
You’d think that Wahlberg would have fond memories of his big break coming from such a beloved movie, but it turns out he might have some problem with it, and people have been commenting on that fact…
Speaking to the Chicago Tribune ahead of an event with Cardinal Blase Cupich, Wahlberg stated that “I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I’ve made some poor choices in my past.” He then elaborated on those “poor choices,” explaining that “‘Boogie Nights’ is up there at the top of the list.”
Wahlberg, who has recently been very active regarding his Catholicism, seems to clearly take issue with the film’s explicit subject matter, and what he worries could be the impression it leaves on people. He elaborates on other aspects of his life too, saying that:
“I’ve never been shy about sharing my past and the bad decisions I’ve made and being affiliated with gangs, being incarcerated, so absolutely I think they can identify with me on a personal level, and that’s why I’ve continued to try to do as much as I can to help young people.”
However, to some internet commentators, it’s not his racy movie that Wahlberg should be asking for forgiveness or making amends for, but other elements of his early life, including his infamous incarceration for assaulting and blinding a Vietnamese immigrant while yelling racial epithets.
What do you think? Does Marky Mark have bigger things to apologize for than Boogie Nights?
Wendy Williams is a daytime television veteran. She has hosted her own show, The Wendy Williams Show, since 2008, and before that she was a radio host for many years. She won “Best On-Air Personality” in 1993.
Williams was also nominated for multiple Emmy Awards as Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, with the show winning Outstanding Talk/Show Entertainment. The show consistently finishes #1 in the demo of women 25-54 in 55 in the United States.
Williams’ show is always known for its high-energy and pointed questions to guests, always trying to stir the pot. But now, its making headlines after a medical emergency happened on live television.
During her Halloween episode, Williams was dressed as the Statue of Liberty, hat and all. About 48 minutes into her hour-long production, Williams began to stumble on her words, and her feet.
Within seconds she had hit the ground, completely passed out. The show immediately cut to black, but not before viewers could see the producers and crew rush to help the host.
According to TMZ, the fire department rushed to the scene to help the fallen Williams, who turned out to be okay. She continued the show, telling viewers that it was just a case of over-heating that caused her to pass out.
“That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume and I did pass out,” Williams said.
The show airs live on the east cost, so it’s possible later airings of the show may not contain Williams’ episode.
We’re just glad she is okay and that it wasn’t anything more serious!
This Is Us currently rules everyone’s television schedule. If you’re not keeping up with the Pearson family, you probably should start. With 5 Emmy nominations, and one win by Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us has gone from promising new show to must-see television.
One of the things people love most about the show is how relatable all the characters are. There’s Rebecca and Jack Pearson, a married couple who were expecting triplets, when one of the babies died during child birth. They adopted another baby, Randall, who was abandoned at the hospital on the same day and raised their kids as “The Big Three.” The audience watches as Rebecca and Jack deal with marital struggles, while trying to remind each other why they fell in love.
Then there’s the Big Three (the triplets), Kevin, Kate, and Randall.
Randall struggles when he finds his birth father and realizes his adoptive mother purposely denied a relationship between the two. Randall has a family of his own, and he tries to be a perfectionist in all aspects of his life, which begins to wear on him.
Kate continually struggles with her weight and finding a confidence that will let her be her true self. She meets her boyfriend, Toby, who tries to help the best he can. But Kate knows this journey is one she needs to take herself. She also has unresolved issues over her dad’s death and her relationship with her mom.
Then, there’s Kevin, who on the surface looks like a typical jock. But we soon learn that he is struggling to be taken seriously as an actor and feeling as though he was good enough for his parents. Kevin struggles with finding love, and with accepting his mom’s new husband…who happens to be his father’s best friend.
Every week, we learn more about the characters, and we fall more in love with the actors, as well.
That’s why when something big happens for them in real life, we get just as excited for them as if it was on TV! Recently, one of the stars got married to his long-time girlfriend and the pictures are adorable!
Justin Hartley, who plays Kevin Pearson on This Is Us, married actress Chrishell Stause in a small ceremony over the weekend. The couple has been together for four years, and they have enjoyed every minute of it.
“We haven’t been apart since [our first date],” says Hartley.
As for wedding planning, the couple tried to keep it low-key.
“We obviously have our guest list and stuff. We’re having fun. She’s having fun picking out her dress,” he said. “We’re doing it in the right way. We hired a very competent wedding planner. She’s doing all the hard stuff, so basically we just field phone calls, and go taste cake and food. We’re having a blast doing it.”
This is Hartley’s second wedding, having previously been married to Lindsay Korman, his co-star on the soap opera Passions. The two split in 2012 after 8 years of marriage, but share custody of their 13-year-old daughter, Isabella. This will be Strause’s first marriage.
All of Hartley’s co-stars attended the small ceremony, and the pictures are finally surfacing of his special day!
“The wedding exceeded anything I could have ever imagined,” Chrishell Stause told People. “They don’t make them any better than Justin, and I could not be more thrilled to officially be Mrs. Hartley!”
The Bachelor fan favourites Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici have taken to Instagram to announce the couple’s second pregnancy.
Lowe, 33, published a video to the popular social media app, showing the couple’s 16-month-old son Samuel with Giudici. After he asks their son if he can say “baby,” Samuel adorably mumbles the world before pointing to his mother’s stomach.
Lowe said in an interview with People Magazine, while he believes their second child will be another boy, the couple also plan to adopt in the future.
“But we’ll be so happy either way,” he said. “Catherine wants five kids. And we want to adopt as well. It’s all a learning process!”
“We’re not going to find out the gender,” Lowe continued. “We didn’t with [Samuel] and it’s really exciting to be in the hospital and find out. And neither of us are Type A planners, so we’re fine with it.”
The happy couple met on season 17 of ABC’s The Bachelor, where Lowe was the bachelor and Giudici was one of 26 contestants vying for his heart. They got engaged in the March 2013 finale and were married nearly a year later in a televised wedding ceremony on ABC. The pair also appeared together on season six of Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars 4 to work through their material issues.
Did you watch Lowe and Giudici’s season of The Bachelor?
Professional wrestling is a world of heroes and villains, and no one played the part of the villain better than Ted DiBiase, “The Million Dollar Man.”
When his character joined the WWF in 1987, he quickly became a fan-favorite. With his signature evil laugh and his catchphrase “Everybody’s got a price,” DiBiase used his character’s bottomless wallet to wreak havoc on the other pro wrestlers.
It was no surprise that his career spanned decades, and included more than 30 title wins (not including his character’s own title belt the “Million Dollar Championship”). Fans still remember some of his classic sketches, including the time he bribed a swimming pool owner to keep the neighborhood kids out, so he could take a dip by himself.
But while DiBiase’s son Ted Jr. has carried on his father’s legacy, over the past few years fans haven’t seen much of The Million Dollar Man. It turns out that’s exactly what he wants. A new documentary about DiBiase’s life called The Price of Fame is shedding light on the sudden end to his impressive career.
It turns out The Million Dollar Man became the Million Dollar Minister…
To play his character convincingly, WWF owner Vince McMahon kept DiBiase flush with $100 bills, so he could keep up the illusion of his lavish lifestyle.
At the height of his career DiBiase was living the “sex, drugs, and pro wrestling” lifestyle that took its toll on so many other great wrestlers. While DiBiase says he was never seriously addicted to drugs and alcohol, he began to cheat on his wife Melanie while he was on tour.
A phone bill listing DiBiase’s calls to the other women broke the news to his wife, and their marriage came to a crisis on the night of WrestleMania VIII in 1992. DiBiase called home, and his wife answered by saying “You don’t live here anymore.” Incredibly, the marriage didn’t end there, and Melanie is still DiBiase’s wife.
But repairing the relationship took years of counseling. During that time, DiBiase rediscovered his relationship with God, eventually becoming an ordained minister and founding his own ministry called Heart of David.
“Today I am Ted DiBiase, not the wrestler,” he said in an interview for the new documentary, “but now I am a minister. I travel all over the United States basically in evangelism, speaking in churches, speaking in prisons, speaking in rehab centers wherever I can basically sharing my story of redemption and the turnaround in my life.”
The Price of Fame is in theaters beginning Tuesday, November 7th.
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Heading to the gym in sweat pants, running shoes and messy hair isn’t considered very posh.
That’s why we would never expect Victoria Beckham to start her workout that way.
The former Spice Girl posted a picture of her “morning run” on Instagram and it’s not what you’d expect.
In the picture the 43-year-old designer was wearing a long-sleeved dress from her Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection, burgundy boots, and sunglasses while posing on a treadmill like she was running.
Captioning her image with, “Morning run! x VB #ReebokxVictoriaBeckham” we couldn’t help but chuckle at the silly sight.
This post comes after a big announcement she made this week.
This week Beckham announced her new partnership with Reebok. She is said to be designing a collection for the popular sports brand, to be launched in late 2018.
“I have long incorporated sportswear into my wardrobe and daily life and I am thrilled to be coming together with Reebok on such a dynamic proposition,” she said.
She has been a known fitness enthusiast and has admitted to working out two hours each morning.
The singer has previously worked with Target as well as Estee Lauder for both clothing and makeup.
Victoria Beckham spends a lot of her time teaming up with affordable brands to bring luxury style to the everyday person.
While we may not know much about this newest collaboration, we are excited that she could be bringing something sporty chic to the athletic brand.
Talking about her latest collection and new makeup line earlier this year, she continues to be inspired by her work in fashion.
“You know, it started out with girl power,” she explained, referencing her Spice Girl days. “Reaching women and girls through music, and now I can do that through beauty. I can do that through fashion. I’m a girl’s girl. I really love women. I’ve learned so much from being on the red carpet, doing photoshoots. I’ve learned so many tricks — whether that’s dressing or makeup — that I want to share with other women, you know. If I can take what I’ve learned and share that, then that’s great.”
We can’t wait to see what great styles you will bring to Reebok, Victoria.
More than six weeks after it happened, America is still grappling with the tragic deaths of 58 innocent people in Las Vegas.
Hundreds of people were also injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival. While police are still investigating Paddock’s motivations, they say he opened fire on the crowd from his room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before taking his own life.
In the days after the shooting, survivors shared stories of heroes who rescued them from certain death. One of the people recognized for helping to prevent further bloodshed was Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos. He confronted Paddock moments after he opened fire, and helped bring police to his hotel room.
But Jason Aldean, the country star who was performing on stage when Paddock opened fire on the crowd, has avoided discussing the shooting over the past six weeks. While he’s shared his feelings through social media posts and played at benefit concerts for the shooting victims, he hasn’t given an interview about his experience during the attack. Until now.
Aldean sat down with the Today show this week, sharing his memories of the shooting, and revealing how he’s coping in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Aldean’s pregnant wife, Brittany Kerr Aldean, described having to duck behind sound equipment backstage as bullets flew over her head. But in the moment, Aldean says he was slow to realize what was happening.
Aldean revealed that because he and his band wear noise-canceling inner ear buds, the singer mistook the sound of gunfire for a broken speaker. “Then it happened again and it lasted longer the second time,” Aldean said, “I looked over at my monitor guy on the side of the stage as if to say ‘What is that?’ and ‘Fix it.’”
In video of the shooting, you can see the moment Aldean realized what was really happening:
As Aldean turned his head back, he noticed his band members were running off the stage, as security guards raced to evacuate them. Thankfully, Aldean and his band all escaped the concert unharmed, but the country star remembers the chaos as he tried to flee the concert with thousands of people.
“Everybody just kind of panicked and didn’t know where to go and what to do.”
As if surviving the shooting wasn’t tough enough, Aldean described his “incredibly difficult” week after, which saw him returning home to visit his family, traveling to New York to appear on SNL, then returning to Vegas to visit shooting victims at local hospitals.
But as he returns to his busy schedule, Aldean says that “being back up on stage probably helped us more than anything.” He hopes that Americans take his thoughts about coming together as a nation to heart. “We’re all gonna try to move on,” he says, “and I have to do that as well, but it’s something I’ll never forget.”
Even though she left the airwaves in 2011, many people still consider Oprah Winfrey to be the reigning queen of daytime TV.
Her daily talk show built an empire that now includes O, The Oprah Magazine, a series of bestselling books, and several TV spin-offs. And those projects have made her worth $3.1 billion according to Forbes.
Oprah has spent some of her fortune on lavish homes, and we have photos of the five most luxurious ones:
1. Seamair Farm Estate
Incredibly, this 23-acre horse farm in Montecito, California isn’t even Oprah’s largest home in the wealthy community.
It had been off the market for more than three decades when she bought it at auction for $28 million last year, but that price was a steal.
The estate’s main house is more than 5,000 square feet, and boasts four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property also includes a pool, and a fish pond.
While everything needed to raise dozens of horses is included on the property – like pens, paddocks, and stalls – Oprah had no interest in looking after the animals, and the horses were not included in the sale.
2. The Promised Land
This 42 acre plot in Montecito features Oprah’s main home, a 23,000 square foot mansion that she nicknamed “The Promised Land.”
Oprah famously paid designer Rose Tarlow to give the mansion, which was built in 1959, a “make-under,” because her guests were intimidated by the incredible home. So these photos show what the home looked like before that make-under.
The TV host spent $50 million to acquire the property, which includes a laundry list of amenities:
There’s six bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and indoor and outdoor theater, a wine cellar, a barn, ponds, orchards, a man-made lake stocked with fish, a guest house nicer than most regular houses, a tea house, and a private basketball court.
Plus, the mansion is right in the middle of wine country, so the weather is always incredible.
3. Maui, Hawaii
Oprah’s property manager and former personal trainer Bob Greene convinced her to buy the property next to his in Maui, to keep it from being turned into condos.
Instead of condos, she kept the 163 acres mostly untouched, but renovated the property’s enormous farmhouse to build an island getaway for herself.
Every detail of the home, from the wraparound veranda to the French doors and hand-embroidered curtains, adds to the incredible atmosphere.
The Maui estate is also the site of Oprah’s Farm, where she harvests her own fruits and vegetables.
Despite the giant size, Oprah considers this her “small home,” and says it’s perfect for entertaining in groups of two or three.
While Oprah’s is deeply linked to the city where her career began, she recently sold off all of her property in Chicago.
Along with a $4 million duplex and a $2.8 million co-op, Oprah owned this (relatively) small 2,250 square foot residential property.
She purchased the 1941 brick home, which has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, in 2001, but never actually lived there.
It went on the market earlier this year for a very reasonable $393,875, so if you’re in the market for a family home in Chicago, this could be a steal.
5. Telluride, Colorado
If her Chicago home was down-to-earth, then Oprah’s ski chalet is a true billionaire property.
Oprah snapped it up in 2015 for $14 million, and while that’s a hefty price tag, the location is undeniably great.
Before you even step inside the 8,700 square foot mountain mansion, you’ll notice the heated driveways and a three-car garage.
But there’s also a sauna, indoor hot tub, chef’s kitchen, six decks, a theater, a guest house, and a fire pit that’s suspended in the treetops.
But the best feature is down in the basement: a 1,600 bottle wine cellar designed to look like an abandoned mine shaft.
Four people can sit inside a fake mine cart and ride to a nearby ski trail without ever stepping outside. How’s that for added value?
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We all know and love Judge Judy from her long-running TV show, but do you ever wonder how her career began?
It turns out before America knew Judith Sheindlin for her no-nonsense attitude, she was using it for a good cause. Sheindlin grew up in New York City’s Brooklyn neighborhood and became a lawyer. She worked in the city’s family courts as a prosecutor, handling cases of child abuse, juvenile crime and domestic violence.
Throughout Manhattan’s legal community, Sheindlin was known for being tough-as-nails, and described as “shrill” and “testy” by her colleagues. Those qualities earned her a spot as a family court judge, and once she was in charge of her courtroom she became known as the “Evil Queen” of Manhattan Family Court.
Along with Sheindlin’s sharp wit and feisty personality – which was the same back then as it is today – she became known as a speedy and talented judge. In the overloaded New York court system, she regularly handled over 20 cases a day, and more than 300 in a month.
Soon, reporters were writing articles about Sheindlin and her unique judicial style, but it was her classic interview with 60 Minutes that made “Judge Judy” a household name.
In her interview with the late Morley Safer, Sheindlin discussed her one-woman crusade to improve New York’s family court system.
Throughout her career as a judge, Sheindlin handled 20,000 cases involving broken homes, wayward teens, and neglected children. She explains that what kept her going throughout the years was the handful of cases “where I can make a real positive difference.”
“You can put families back together again,” she said, “you can find the right place for a kid who’s in trouble, you can make a difference in the life of a family.” But she added that you need to “break a sweat” to actually accomplish anything.
“The goal is to get them to do the right thing. Nobody who comes into my courtroom who’s done the right thing is afraid.” And that was the philosophy that Sheindlin carried into her hit TV show.
After the 60 Minutes interview, and the release of her bestselling book Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining, Sheindlin was offered to star in a groundbreaking new reality show.
Of course Judge Judy is still on the air in its 26th season today. The series has made Sheindlin America’s highest paid TV personality, earning $47 million in 2013. Ironically, years ago Sheindlin worried that her “no-nonsense” personality would put her out of a job. Now it’s the reason why millions of people love her!