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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
Ariana Grande and Seth MacFarlane Totally Nail Broadway's 'Suddenly Seymour' – and Narrowly Avoid a Car Crash
It’s a match made in Broadway heaven!
MacFarlane, 43, kicked off the performance, using his clear voice as he drove through the streets. Soon, the 24-year-old joined in and the duo delivered the lyrics with a certain animated — and man-eating — plant in the back seat.
The Family Guy creator briefly slammed on the brakes during the duet, but that didn’t faze the stars.
“We almost died! But the belting was more important! »
- Char Adams
Are Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Back Together? 'They Never Stopped Caring About Each Other,' Says Source
“They never stopped caring about each other,” a source who knows Stone tells People in the magazine’s new issue. “Even when they split, Emma and Andrew had great love and respect for each other.”
The pair — who split after nearly four years together — sparked rumors of a reunion since the Oscar-winning actress, 28, visited the actor, 34, in London during a break from filming The Favourite back in May. Garfield had been starring in the 25th anniversary revival of Angels in America at the National Theatre, »
- Phil Boucher
Man Who Allegedly Shot Ohio Judge Was Father of Football Player Convicted in Steubenville Rape Case
In a dark coincidence, authorities say a man who ambushed and shot a judge in Steubenville, Ohio, earlier this week was the father of a local high school football player previously convicted in a high-profile rape case.
According to officials, Nathaniel Richmond approached Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. outside the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville on Monday morning before opening fire on him.
The judge pulled out his own gun and fired several rounds in return. A probation officer on the scene also returned fire and Richmond was shot and killed at the scene.
The judge was rushed to the »
- Steve Helling
Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie Got Married 3 Years Ago Today: 12 Facts You May Have Forgotten About Their Secret Wedding
Three years ago, this day marked the start of an entirely different chapter for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie—one much happier than the pages they're currently writing. On August 23, 2014, the famous power couple made things official by tying the knot in a secret ceremony in France, securing what was supposed to be their forever. But instead of ringing in their third wedding anniversary with gifts of leather, they're going through a highly-publicized and messy divorce—something none of us saw coming after their incredibly special and intimate nuptials just three years ago. "It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family," »
Inside the Biggest MTV Vma Controversies Over the Years
The MTV Video Music Awards are known for their shocking moments. One of the most shocking ones involved a pop princess with a foam finger. Many people were likely unable to look at one the same again shortly after watching Miley Cyrus' performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. At the time, the singer was starting to showcase a sexier, edgier persona following years of being known as Hannah Montana. After putting on a raunchy display onstage, during which she twerked against co-performer Robin Thicke while wearing a foam finger, there was no doubt Hannah Montana was gone. "For me, I wouldn't change a thing," Robin told E! News. "Miley and I had a blast. She's a »
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Third Wedding Anniversary: A Timeline of Their Highest Highs and Lowest Lows
For better or for worse, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship is one for the Hollywood history books. Exactly three years ago today, the movie stars tied the knot during a nondenominational civil ceremony held at their familial French estate, Château Miraval. It was an intimate affair, and their six children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne played a special role in the ceremony. Marriage never seemed part of the cards for Brangelina, but as Pitt explained to E! News in 2012, it was at their kids' request that they decided to take a more traditional route to partnership. "We're getting a lot of pressure from the »
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Greatest Quotes on Love Before and After Their Split Revealed
"It does feel different. It feels nice to be husband and wife." When Angelina Jolie said those words in Vanity Fair back in December of 2014, many thought that her marriage to Brad Pitt would last forever. After secretly exchanging vows at Château Miraval in France, the stars officially became husband and wife marking a fantastic chapter in this Hollywood love story. Unfortunately, things took a turn in September 2016 when Angelina shocked pop culture fans by filing for divorce from her husband. While things weren't exactly pretty for a period of time, both actors and humanitarians have focused on co-parenting their children. In fact, a source recently shared with E! News that »
Mayweather vs. McGregor: Hollywood's Getting Lots of Free Tickets, But Don't Ask Floyd for Any
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's fight was already gonna be a who's who of Hollywood -- the question now ... who's in good enough with a top agent to go for free? Sources close to the boxing match this Saturday tell TMZ Sports ... talent agency Wme's head, Ari Emanuel, as well as one of his company's core financiers, Silver Lake, has snatched up 250 tickets to the Vegas event ... and he's doling 'em out to Tinseltown's finest. »
- TMZ Staff
'Cash Me Outside' Girl Danielle Bregoli Drops Rap Single, Calls Out 'These Heauxs'
[[tmz:video id="0_54bjlaki"]] 14-year-old "Cash Me Outside" girl Danielle Bregoli is a rapper now -- and she's calling out broke bitches, fake bitches and jealous bitches. Basically, she hates all the bitches. TMZ obtained a snippet of her upcoming single, "These Heauxs" (pronounced "Hoes") -- which contains the following lyrics: "These hoes be lackin', see me in back and ... they talk all this sh*t but don't say it in person." "Water, water drippin', come take a peek ... you in a trailer ho, »
- TMZ Staff
The Village People Add a Hot Asian Construction Worker to Revamped Lineup
The Village People's Og lineup of costumed characters was gettin' a little long in the tooth ... so they added a young man to the lineup ... and he's Asian. VP is unveiling its latest addition to the "Ymca" crew -- a new construction worker named James Qwong, a 6'2" Chinese model/actor ... and the first Asian man in the Village People. Lead singer Victor Willis -- who recently returned to the group after a legal »
- TMZ Staff
'Straight Outta Compton' Star R. Marcos Taylor Charged with Assault
R. Marcos Taylor may have taken his Suge Knight role a little too seriously -- he's been charged with multiple counts of assault for punching 2 people ... but he says They came at him. The incident went down back on August 9 when sources tell us he punched the manager of a Carrabba's Italian Grill in Green Brook, NJ several times in the face after an argument escalated. We're told several employees dragged Marcos out of the »
- TMZ Staff
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