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Thomas Meehan, Writer of ‘Annie,’ ‘Hairspray’ and ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 88
Thomas Meehan, the Tony Award-winning writer of “Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers,” has died at the age of 88. Meehan’s collaborator Martin Charnin confirmed the news to Playbill on Tuesday. “It’s a great loss. It’s incalculable. I have a huge hole in my heart right now,” he said. Meehan holds the distinction of being the only writer to have written three Broadway shows that ran for more than 2,000 performances. He earned Tonys for all three of those works, “Annie” in 1977, “The Producers” in 2001 and “Hairspray” in 2002. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) His other credits include “Young Frankenstein, »
- Reid Nakamura
Shailene Woodley Mulls Congressional Run: ‘I’m Not Going to Rule it Out’
Watch out, Kid Rock; you have new competition in the celebrities maybe-possibly-running-for-office sweepstakes. “Divergent” star Shailene Woodley signaled her interest in running for office in an interview with the New York Times published Monday, saying she’s not going to rule out the possibility. “There was a point last year when I was working for Bernie Sanders where I thought, ‘Huh, maybe I’ll run for Congress in a couple years,'” the actress responded, when asked if she has political ambitions. “And you know what? I’m not going to rule it out. Who knows? Life is big, and I’m young. »
- Tim Kenneally
George & Amal Clooney Donate $1 Million To Fight Hate Groups
Responding to the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the initial reluctance of President Donald Trump to condemn the actions of white supremacists, the Southern Poverty Law Center (Splc) is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase the capacity of the SPLC to combat hate groups in America. The George & Amal Clooney Foundation has bestowed a $1 million grant through the Clooney Foundation for Justice. “Amal… »
Lindsey Vonn Calls Leaked Nude Photos of Her & Ex Tiger Woods a ‘Despicable Invasion of Privacy’ After Personal Phone Is Hacked
Lindsey Vonn is the latest victim of female celebrity phone hacking, People has learned.
While the hack of Vonn’s personal cell phone – and subsequent leaked intimate photos of her and ex-boyfriend Tiger Woods – left the Olympic skier stunned, she is ready to fight back.
“It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos,” Vonn’s spokesman says in an exclusive statement to People.
“Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private »
- Elizabeth Leonard
Miles Teller Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Keleigh Sperry
Wedding bells are in the future for Miles Teller.
The Whiplash star, 30, proposed to girlfriend Keleigh Sperry while on a safari in South Africa, according to Sperry’s sister, Christie Sperry York, who posted photos of the newly engaged couple on Instagram Monday evening.
“These 2 got engaged while on an African Safari over the weekend!!” Sperry York wrote in the caption. “Can’t believe the last Sperry girl is engaged! Love both of you guys to pieces and so incredibly happy for this new chapter in your love story! @keleigh_sperry.”
Reps for Teller did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment. »
- Alexia Fernandez
Tyrese Gibson Is in ‘Recovery Mode’ After Undergoing 3-Hour Surgery
Tyrese Gibson is doing well and in recovery after undergoing surgery.
The Fate of the Furious star, 38, posted a photo of himself from a hospital bed as his daughter Shayla hugged him on Monday.
“By my side…….. My Amazing wife and Daughter has been by my side every step of the way…. When it comes down to the real stuff no one is ever there but family……,” Gibson wrote in the caption.
“Father God I thank you for your extended grace and mercy 3 hour surgery I made it through,” Gibson continued. “I was in the middle of my procedure during the eclipse, »
- Alexia Fernandez
Ian Somerhalder Writes Loving Note to ‘Inspiring’ Wife Nikki Reed After Birth of Their Daughter
The former Vampire Diaries star, 38, penned a love note on Instagram to Reed, 29, on Monday, after the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder in July.
“Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife,” the actor began. “You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you’ll read this when you wake.”
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- Alexia Fernandez
Kevin Hart Says ‘All I Do Is Laugh’ in Cryptic Response to Ex-Wife Torrei’s Cheating Claims
“Going to be honest with you people, I’m at a point where I can’t even be shocked anymore. All I do is laugh man,” Hart, 38, said in a selfie video uploaded to his Instagram Story on Monday evening.
“Even after writing a book, a very good book, about my life in great detail … still not enough?” the actor continued in a separate clip.
“Even after talking about my life in my stand up specials, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Brian Austin Green Reveals He and Megan Fox Are Considering Having a 4th Child After Reconciling
The 44-year-old actor appeared on Facebook Live with Hollywood Pipeline‘s Dax Holt on Monday, where he was asked about having more kids with Fox.
“I have four boys now, a fifth is a basketball team,” he joked. “So that would be kind of awesome.”
Green and Fox, 31, are parents of three — Noah Shannon, 4, Bodhi Ransom, 3, and Journey River, 1 — while Green also has a son, 15-year-old Kassius, from a previous relationship.
- Dave Quinn
Hillary Clinton on That Time 'Creep' Donald Trump Followed Behind Her at the 2016 Debate: 'My Skin Crawled'
Hillary Clinton considered telling Donald Trump to “Back up, you creep!” as the then-Republican presidential nominee followed her around during the second 2016 presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis.
In an except from her forthcoming memoir What Happened, Clinton opens up about Trump’s intimidation techniques in the October town hall debate — which came just two days after the now-president’s infamous Access Hollywood hot mic tape made headlines.
- Dave Quinn
Drake Gets to 'Work' in a Pair of Socks with a Picture of Rihanna on Them
For many of their fans, Drake and Rihanna are the Sam and Diane of our generation. For those too young to fully comprehend that reference, allow us to put it in more millennial-friendly terms you might understand — there’s about as much ‘ship hype around these two finally (and officially) getting together as there is around Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow’s seemingly inevitable union. While the duo have had their dalliances in the past, stoking rumors with nights out on the town, congratulatory billboards, and proclamations of love at award show ceremonies, it seems that for now at least this on-again, »
- Emily Kirkpatrick
DJ Khaled Flies for First Time in 10 Years – All Thanks to Son Asahd: He 'Made Me Overcome My Fear'
Is there anything baby Asahd can’t do?
DJ Khaled‘s son has taken the world by storm, stealing the spotlight at award shows, amassing a large social media following and rubbing elbows with some of music’s biggest stars. Most recently, he’s helped his father overcome one of his biggest fears: flying.
“I haven’t flown in 10 years. In 10 years!” the 41-year-old producer said in a recent Instagram of himself on a jet with the 10-month-old perched on his lap. “That’s the only thing I had was fear of flying. Asahd made me overcome my fear of flying. »
- Char Adams
Reese Witherspoon’s Son Tennessee’s ‘Other Mother’? His Sister Ava: ‘I Think Sometimes He Even Gets Confused’
Reese Witherspoon‘s kids are growing up — and developing quite the dynamic among themselves.
The Oscar winner and Draper James founder graces the cover of Southern Living‘s September issue, dishing to the magazine about life at home with her kids: Tennessee James, 5 next month, Deacon Reese, 13, and Ava Elizabeth, 17.
“The kids all have funny and unique relationships with each other,” says Witherspoon, 41. “Ava is like another parent to Tennessee, like his other mother. I think sometimes he even gets confused — he told Ava ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’ ”
“And Tennessee is just sort of like Deacon’s protégé,” she adds. »
- Jen Juneau
Ufc's Mark Hunt: Jon Jones Is a 'Cheating Ass Loser'
Ufc heavyweight Mark Hunt is throwing Major shade at Jon Jones -- calling the guy a "cheating ass loser" after failing his Ufc 214 drug test. Hunt has gone through steroid scandals in the past -- his Ufc 200 opponent tested positive for a banned substance after they fought. Hunt sued the Ufc and demanded Brock Lesnar's fight checks as punishment. So, when Hunt found out about Jones testing positive for his match against Daniel Cormier, »
- TMZ Staff
Bachelor in Paradise's Wells Adams and Danielle Maltby Hang with Other Franchise Couples After On-Screen Make Out
In a new Instagram post, Paradise alum Carly Waddell hinted that the pair might have started up a relationship after returning from Mexico.
“We love love!!!” Wadell, 31, captioned an Aug. 22 photo with husband Evan Bass, Adams, Malby, and fellow Bachelor in Paradise couple Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan. “Here’s to hoping it works out for everyone like it did for us!!!”
When Adams, 31, took over Paradise bartending duties from the beloved Jorge, the radio DJ »
- Dana Rose Falcone
Jon Jones' Teammate: He's No Cheater, He's Being Set Up!
Jon Jones was devastated when he got the call about a positive steroids test -- so says Jj's teammate, who claims there's No Way Jones cheated and blames the whole thing on a "setup." Frank Lester -- who trains with Jon at Jackson Wink in New Mexico -- says, "I was just at dinner sitting next to Jon Jones when he got the phone call about this failed drug test." "Supposedly the story is between »
- TMZ Staff
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Worried Blue Would Feel ‘Left Out’ After Twins’ Birth: Source
Blue Ivy is one happy big sister.
Before welcoming twins Sir and Rumi on June 13, Beyoncé, 35, and Jay-Z, 38, were worried their 5-year-old daughter would “feel left out,” but the toddler has completely bonded with her siblings, a source tells People exclusively.
“Beyoncé has been very busy with the newborns, but she’s also been able to relax a bit. It’s helped her that Blue has been such an amazing big sister,” adds the source.
Before the babies arrived, the new mom of three “made sure to spend lots of quality time” with Blue.
For all the details on Jay-Z »
- Melody Chiu
Has Baby Birdie Changed Nikki Bella's Mind About Having Kids?
It's no secret that John Cena doesn't want kids, and Nikki Bella has come to terms with that. But has the birth of Brie Bella's baby daughter Birdie Joe Danielson changed auntie Nikki's mind about starting a family? "It's funny, I would have thought that and I think John was really worried for that but it's probably been the exact opposite," the Total Bellas star tells E! News exclusively. "How much I absolutely love Birdie and have unconditional love, seeing how much my sister has had to not only sacrifice her body but her life and career has really made me be like, 'You know what? I'm really content being an aunt the rest of my life.'" Nikki continued, »
Kylie Jenner Says She's "Genuinely Happy" & Having "More Fun" After Tyga Breakup: "I Feel Way More Free"
Better after breakup! On Sunday's brand new episode of Life of Kylie, Kylie Jenner is newly single and ready to mingle. While getting ready for the 2017 Met Gala in NYC with her glam team, the 20-year-old opens up about feeling like a new person after her breakup with boyfriend of three years Tyga. "I've had more fun this past month than I have in like years," Kylie says in this exclusive sneak peek. "Like the last three years of my life were just like a blur. I just stayed in the house all day." "Now it's like, I feel like I can be more myself," Kylie, who's now dating Travis Scott, continued. "I feel way more free. I'm just like really, genuinely happy right »
Eric Decker's Hottest Shirtless Pics: See the Football Star Flaunt His Sexy Six Pack
Underneath all of that football gear, Eric Decker has got an insane bod. Luckily for fans, he and wife Jessie James Decker love to flaunt his beautiful physique all over social media. Whether it's when he's playing football, hanging out with "the bubs" or just casually lounging around the house, this athlete doesn't have a bad angle. In fact, we're not even sure he has any bad days at all. With the new season of Eric & Jessie almost here, what better way to get excited than by checking out our photo gallery of Eric's hottest pics (holy six pack!). »
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