Laverne & Shirley actor Eddie Mekka dies, aged 69

Actor Eddie Mekka, best known for playing Carmine ‘The Big Ragoo’ Ragusa on sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died, aged 69. An official Facebook account for Mekka announced the news on Thursday morning (Thursday night AEDT) revealing he had “passed away peacefully” on Saturday, Nov. 27, at his home in Newhall, California. No cause of

Jonshel Alexander, former child actor and Beasts of the Southern Wild star, shot and killed at 22

Jonshel Alexander, a one-time child actor who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, was killed in a weekend shooting in her native Louisiana. She was 22. Police said Alexander and a man were shot inside a vehicle on Saturday in New Orleans and she was pronounced dead

Rust ammunition supplier denies live rounds came from him in tragic on-set shooting

The weapons expert who supplied guns and ammo for the production of Rust told Good Morning America on Thursday that the live rounds found on set did not come from him. Seth Kenney, of PDQ Arm & Prop, gave his first public comments shortly after investigators searched his business in Albuquerque, New Mexico for clues

Mark Hoppus reveals his cancer announcement was an accident

Mark Hoppus has revealed he didn’t mean to announce his cancer diagnosis earlier this year. The Blink-182 rocker, 49, accidentally posted a photo of himself in a chemotherapy chair to his Instagram Story in late June. “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please,” he wrote alongside the photo. But according to People, it turns out he

Kaley Cuoco admits ‘it’s okay to not feel okay’ in emotional birthday post following split from husband

Kaley Cuoco has marked her birthday with a candid social media post about how she is feeling since announcing her divorce from husband Karl Cook. The former Big Bang Theory star, 36, has celebrated her birthday three months after the split and took to Instagram to reveal her emotional struggles to followers. “Sometimes it’s okay

‘I haven’t been alone since’: Sandra Bullock recalls hiding in the closet during terrifying home invasion

Sandra Bullock has opened up about a terrifying incident that saw a stranger break into her home as she hid in a closet, scared for her life. The 57-year-old actress gushed about her children Louis and Laila on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Live show Red Table Talk and opened up about a home invasion that

Ben Affleck admits he is ‘grateful’ for second chance with Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck is feeling grateful for the second chances he’s received, both professionally and in his love life. Promoting his new movie The Tender Bar, the actor has told The Wall Street Journal he’s really changed over the last five years. “Only within the last five years, I really felt increasingly grateful for the difficulties

Alec Baldwin says he ‘didn’t pull the trigger’ on set of Rust film

Alec Baldwin said he did not pull the trigger of the gun that fired a live bullet and killed a cinematographer on the set of the movie Rust, according to an excerpt of an upcoming television interview that was released on Wednesday. Baldwin, who was holding a gun he was told was safe when it

‘Kinda sick’: Former America’s Next Top Model contestant reveals the shockingly low wage models were paid during filming

A former America’s Next Top Model contestant has exposed the allegedly low wages models were paid during filming. Ex-contestant Sarah Hartshorne, who appeared on season nine in 2007, was asked a question on Twitter about how much the models received in stipends during their time on the show. Hartshorne responded to a tweet which read:

Mariska Hargitay asks man to stop singing during Law & Order: SVU shoot in New York

In a video circulating on social media this week, Law & Order: SVU star and executive producer Mariska Hargitay leapt into action to help get a shoot in New York City back on track. In the video, she respectfully asks a man to stop singing and interrupting a shoot in in Washington Square Park, telling

Kelly Osbourne slams tabloid email for ‘fat shaming’ her during ‘the hardest year of my life’

Kelly Osbourne has called out body shamers after a tabloid publication allegedly sent her an email about gaining weight. The TV personality, 37, shared that this has been “the hardest year” of her life after she received an email allegedly sent by The National Enquirer. The email appeared to request for her comment on an

Happy birthday Britney! Celebrating the pop icon as she turns 40

Britney Spears turns 40 today! The singer, who rose to massive popularity as a teen with her hit ‘…Baby One More Time,’ posted to social media to remind fans she still feels young. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CWrjjCWlDMo/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=098b3a0a-f9a3-49cf-af68-2bb79cb1458b Spears modelled bikinis in the post and quoted the film This is 40, starring Leslie Mann, whose character says, “I don’t

Vin Diesel reveals his daughter was maid of honour at the wedding of Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow

Vin Diesel has revealed his bond with late actor Paul Walker went beyond the movie set. The pair became friends after meeting on the set of The Fast and the Furious in 2001, and by the time they filmed their final movie together in 2013, they were more like family with their children also super-close.

Woman discovers Kanye West’s X-rated comment in old high school yearbook

A woman has shared her remarkable discovery after realising her dad went to high school with rapper Kanye West — and she even has a raunchy yearbook message to prove it. TikTok user Abby Richardson posted a viral video with the words: “pov (point of view), your dad’s best friend in high school was Kanye

How teenage pop sensation JoJo Siwa manages to stay true to herself in a cutthroat industry

Pop sensation JoJo Siwa only turned 18 this year but she is wise beyond her years.  The singer and dancer continues to rise and rise since her days on the reality TV program Dance Moms — and it’s all because the multi-talented star remains unapologetically true to herself.  In an industry that tries to mould

European Film Awards cancel physical event as COVID-19 fears mount

The European Film Awards scheduled for December 11 will no longer take place as an in-person event. The 34th European Film Awards ceremony was previously re-formatted as a distanced live event, with attendance limited to nominees and award recipients. “Due to the ongoing and unexpected developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Film Academy has

Travis Scott’s offer to pay for youngest Astroworld victim’s funeral rejected by family

Rapper Travis Scott said he would pay the funeral costs of the people who died in a crowd crush at his Astroworld Festival in Houston — but the youngest victim’s family says it’s declining his offer. The death toll from the November 5 concert now stands at 10, and dozens of lawsuits have been filed

Alec Baldwin records ‘raw’ first sit-down interview following Rust shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin has given his first in-studio interview with ABC America’s George Stephanopoulos following the tragedy that occurred on the set of his movie Rust in October. The actor sat down on Tuesday with Stephanopoulos, who described the one hour and twenty-minute discussion as “raw” and “intense.” “I’ve done thousands of interviews in the

Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend Clarence Avant, killed in home invasion robbery

Jacqueline Avant, the 81-year-old wife of music industry legend Clarence Avant and mother of Nicole Avant, has been killed in a home invasion robbery. The Beverly Hills Police Department told Variety that a shooting at that location resulted in a death early Wednesday, without reporting the name of the victim. Netflix confirmed to Variety that

Petition created online asking Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to stop talking about their personal life

A petition asking reporters to stop interviewing Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has garnered more than 5,500 signatures and counting. Appearing on the petition-hosting site Change.org, the appeal was started by user Dexter Morales on November 26, with the caption “Stop interviewing Will and Jada smith!” While Morales did not reveal his motivation for

Ellidy Pullin introduces baby daughter Minnie to Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin’s parents in touching video

Ellidy Pullin has shared the touching moment her late husband Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin’s parents met their baby granddaughter Minnie for the first time. The widow of Olympic snowboarder Alex gave birth to Minnie over a year after he drowned while spearfishing in Queensland age 32, as his sperm was collected following his death. Ellidy, 29,

‘You are everything to me’: Hugh Jackman gushes about wife Deborra-lee on her 66th birthday

Hugh Jackman has penned a gushing tribute to his wife Deborra-lee Furness on her 66th birthday. The Wolverine actor, 53, honoured his “incredible” wife with a sweet message and a photo of the pair smiling together on Instagram. “It’s my incredible wife’s birthday. Not sure if I can declare a public holiday!!! But feels like

Tommy Lane, actor and stuntman in Live and Let Die, Shaft, dies at 83

Stuntman and actor Tommy Lane, who appeared in films including Live and Let Die and Shaft, died on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 83. His daughter Kamala reported that he died after a long bout of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In Richard Roundtree’s Shaft, his character Leroy could be seen crashing through

Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow remembers late actor on eighth anniversary of his death

The daughter of late actor Paul Walker continues to honour his legacy eight years on from his death. Meadow Walker remembered the Fast & Furious star in two touching Instagram posts shared on November 30, the anniversary of his death. The actor died just weeks after Meadow’s 15th birthday in 2013, when a car he

Bindi Irwin’s daughter Grace sees Christmas tree for the first time: ‘Crying tears of happiness’

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell are gearing up for their daughter’s first Christmas! On Tuesday, the 23-year-old wildlife warrior shared a sweet video of her and her husband, 24, showing their eight-month-old daughter her first Christmas tree. “Grace woke up to her very first Christmas tree in our house. I’m crying tears of happiness as

Best TV Theme Songs — Part 1: Richard Wilkins counts down the Top 10 opening credits viewers love

Streaming giants these days give viewers the option to ‘skip intro’, when in fact the show’s theme song can add to our viewing pleasure. We yabba-dabba-doo-ed to The Flinstones and hung out with The Fonz on Sunday, Monday, Happy Days — why would you want to skip these catchy opening credits? READ MORE: ‘I accidentally slept

Rust investigators reveal new details about source of live rounds

The weapons expert who supplied firearms for use on the movie Rust told investigators he believed he knew how live rounds got mixed in with dummy rounds, according to an affidavit released on Tuesday. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the cause of the shooting on the set of the film on

Selena Gomez responds after TikTok user implied she drank ‘excessively’ following kidney transplant

Selena Gomez has replied to a TikTok user who misunderstood her latest video shared on the platform. In the clip, the 29-year-old could be seen reacting to a video of Dr Dawn Bentel explaining “heavy” drinking. “The CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] defines heavy drinking as 15 or more drinks a week for

And Just Like That trailer teases Carrie and Big’s fate in Sex and the City revival

HBO Max’s new trailer for And Just Like That, its revival of Sex and the City, expands on the teaser, revealing where Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) and the gang are more than 11 years after we saw them in the movie Sex and the City 2. Along with Parker, Kristin Davis has

Kathy Griffin announces she is ‘cancer free’ in joyful interview

Kathy Griffin has announced to the world she is cancer-free and on the mend after being diagnosed with stage-one lung cancer. The comedian, 61, shared the good news during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday after revealing she had half her left lung removed during surgery. “I’m cancer-free,” Griffin announced to audience applause.