9/15/21 Entertainment News
(Los Angeles, CA) — Britney Spears is apparently no longer on Instagram. It appears the 39-year-old pop star deleted her account on Tuesday after posting that she has been waiting for 13 years and is counting on her freedom. In the now-deleted post, Spears shared a photo of an article titled “Infusing education with heart” and wrote about growing up in a world where basically everything she did was controlled by someone else. Spears also thanked the #FreeBritney movement for their support. Her lawyer Mathew Rosengart told Page Six it was Spears’ decision to take a break from social media ahead of her conservatorship trial at the end of the month.
(Los Angeles, CA) — It looks like Amanda Bynes is going to stay under conservatorship for at least another year-and-a-half. A judge pushed this week’s status meeting to March 2023. The Bynes family was first granted a temporary conservatorship in 2013 after the former Amanda Show star had to be hospitalized under a 72-hour mental-health evaluation hold. Her mother received conservatorship again in 2014, following an incident in which Bynes shared a series of bizarre posts on Twitter. Over the past few years, Bynes has managed to remain sober and maintained a relatively low-key persona.
(Los Angeles, CA) — Hollywood is mourning the death of comedian Norm Macdonald. The former Saturday Night Live alum died on Tuesday at the age of 61 after privately battling cancer for nine years. Celebrity A-listers took to social media, paying tribute to Macdonald. Actor and comedian Steve Martin tweeted, “We loved Norm Macdonald. One of a kind.” And Jim Carrey remembered him as “one of our most precious gems” and “an honest and courageous comedy genius.” Sarah Silverman said Macdonald “was in a comedy genre of his own” and urged people to go and check out his work. Remembrances were also shared by Seth Rogen, Jon Stewart, Whitney Cummings and more. Macdonald’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline the comedian wanted to keep his health struggles a secret from his family, friends and fans. Macdonald joined the SNL cast in 1993 and was best known as the “Weekend Update” anchor.
(Los Angeles, CA) — Kate Hudson is engaged. The actress made the announcement on social media by posting a photo with long-time boyfriend Danny Fujikawa. Hudson can be seen wearing an engagement ring as the two embrace. Fujikawa is a musician who founded the record company Lightwave Records. The couple already has a two-year-old daughter together named Rani Rose. Hudson also has two other children from previous relationships.
(Los Angeles, CA) — One of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers is dropping her lawsuit against him. The suit alleged the former film producer sexually assaulted her in 2014 at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Attorneys for the woman, known only as “Jane Doe,” asked a Los Angeles judge to dismiss the case “without prejudice,” meaning it can be revived at any time. In March 2020, the woman claimed Weinstein told her, “I run Hollywood, I can make you a star or I can make a call and you’ll never work again.” Weinstein is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York for rape.
(Los Angeles, CA) — “Only Murders in the Building” is sticking around for another season. Hulu announced the comedy series starring Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short will return for season two. The show follows three neighbors as they investigate the death of someone who died in their apartment building. It became the most-watched original comedy when it premiered last month. There’s no word on a potential timeline for the next installment.
(Toronto) — Alanis Morissette is not happy with her new documentary. The film “Jagged” explores Morissette’s rise to fame after releasing her mega-hit 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill”, and the alleged sexual misconduct which took place during that time between the teen star and adults in her life. Morissette says the film, which is set to premiere in November on HBO, was not the story she agreed to tell so she opted out of Tuesday’s premiere. She also says when she originally agreed to be apart of the project she was interviewed during what she described as vulnerable time dealing with a third postpartum depression. Upon viewing of the first cut of the film, Morissette says it became obvious to her how painfully different her vision of her own life was from the story director Alison Klayman was depicting. Morissette adds she is “now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted.”
(Undated) — Sharon Osbourne is opening up about her time following her exit from “The Talk.” Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said she has struggled with the fallout because she was accused of being racist. She revealed that she struggles with anxiety and had to undergo ketamine treatment. Now, Osbourne says she got all her feelings out. The 68-year-old added she has no plans to return to daytime television because she said it’s “not a safe place to be.”
(Los Angeles, CA) — A crew member on the set of an upcoming comedy film starring Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg has been seriously injured. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman told TMZ a 38-year-old man fell from about 30 feet in the air while on the set of “Me Time.” The man did not have a pulse when paramedics arrived, but they were able to get his heartbeat to return with a defibrillator. He was in critical condition on Tuesday morning when he was taken to the hospital.