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It’s good to be home for the holidays – just as Jennifer Lopez! She reunited with her kids in Los Angeles right before they were to spend Thanksgiving with her love, Ben Affleck.
Jennifer Lopezdid her own version of Steve Martin and John Candy’s Planes, Trains And Automobiles on Wednesday (Nov. 24), touching down in Los Angeles a day before Thanksgiving. J.Lo, 52, wasn’t alone. Her twins – 13-year-old Max and Emme – joined her on the tarmac. Though the weather in Southern California was in the 60s – cold for LA – JLo arrived in a furry, brown coat, having arrived from British Columbia, Canada. Max and Emmy were also clad in hoodies and long pants, and the cozy-looking trio headed to a car that was waiting to whisk them away.
JLo and her kids will be spending Thanksgiving with Ben Affleckand his three children — Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and 9-year-old Samuel. This year, Ben, 49, and Jen will have a “blended” holiday with their kids. The couple is looking forward to “shar[ing] time together and shar[ing] time with their kids,” a source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “The kids are going to be everywhere, and Ben and J.Lo are going to spend time together.”
There will also be time for Jennifer Garner. The 49-year-old actress and Ben have successfully co-parented their children since their split in 2015, and this Thanksgiving will be no different. “They’ve worked out the kinks to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to [holidays],” an insider told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. That means Jennifer won’t spend Thanksgiving a lone, and all three of her kids will get plenty of time with both mom and dad.
It’s possible that this year’s Thanksgiving will come with not just macaroni and cheese, potatoes, and green beans, but some sparkle. At the start of November, Jennifer got people buzzing over a possible engagement when she sported a diamond ring on that finger during a chat with her 13 Going on 30 co-star Judy Greer. Jennifer has been romantically linked to John Miller, 40, since 2018, and many wondered if he may have popped the question while no one was looking.
Would Jennifer consider walking down the aisle for the fourth time? She and Ben were engaged at one point, but that fell apart. However, after her marriages to Ojani Noa, Chriss Judd, and Marc Anthony (Max and Emme’s father), she is still open to the idea of saying “I Do” again. “You know me, I’m a romantic. I always have been,” she said during a Nov. 18 interview on the Today show. “I’ve been married a few times. I still believe in happily ever after for sure. One hundred percent.”
Dolly Parton shared a precious throwback photo of herself and her very private husband Carl Dean for Thanksgiving. Dolly sweet referred to Carl as ‘mine’ in her post.
Dolly Parton gave a glimpse into her personal life with a brand-new photo on Thanksgiving. The 75-year-old posted a throwback photo on Instagram that featured her husbandCarl Dean, 79. “Happy #Thanksgiving from me and mine to you and yours,” she captioned the adorable photo with her husband.
Both Dolly and Carl had huge smiles on their faces. Dolly cuddled close to her husband as she posed for the photo. At the time the photo was taken, Dolly was wearing a black dress with white ruffles. Carl wore a suit with a striped tie.
Carl is a very private person, so any photo of Dolly’s husband is rare. She recently posted another throwback photo with Carl. “Find you a partner who will support you like my Carl Dean does!” she captioned the picture.
Dolly and Carl have been married since 1966. Over the last several decades, Dolly has become one of the biggest country artists in the world. However, her husband has been out of the public eye for the majority of her career. Dolly explained why Carl is so private and why she has always tried to “keep him out of the limelight” even as she became a global icon.
“He’s like, a quiet, reserved person and he figured if he ever got out there in that, he’d never get a minute’s peace and he’s right about that,” she told ET in 2020. “He said, ‘I didn’t choose this world, I chose you, and you chose that world. But we can keep our lives separate and together.’ And we do and we have. We’ve been together 56 years, married 54.”
Dolly Parton on stage for a performance. (AFF-USA/Shutterstock)
Even though they’ve been married for nearly 60 years, Dolly and Carl have never had children. She opened up to Oprah Winfrey about why she thinks “God didn’t mean” for her to have kids.
“Since I had no kids, and my husband was pretty independent, I had freedom,” she said on The Oprah Conversation in 2020. “I think a big part of my whole success is the fact that I was free to work, and I didn’t have children, because I believe that God didn’t mean for me to have kids so everybody’s kids could be mine, so I could do things, like the Imagination Library.”
‘This Is Us’ will return for a sixth and final season in January 2021. The first trailer for the highly-anticipated season 6 debuted on Thanksgiving. Get ready for all the tears!
All good things must come to an end. This Is Us is going to kick off the new year with a cryfest. After 6 incredible seasons watching the Pearsons, the family’s swan song has arrived.
Since we’re talking about This Is Us, you can expect an emotional roller coaster in the final season. Filming is already underway, and the first trailer dropped on Thanksgiving. HollywoodLife has all the latest news about This Is Us season 6.
Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore as Jack and Rebecca. (NBC) Will ‘This Is Us’ Return In 2021?
No, This Is Us will not return in 2021. Season 6 will premiere January 6, 2022, on NBC. Season 5 ended in May 2021. The show had already been renewed for season 6. NBC revealed that This Is Us wouldn’t return for its sixth and final season until midseason, which meant a 2022 premiere date. Even though this means a long hiatus, NBC said that the final season would be a “largely uninterrupted run.” The final season will consist of 18 episodes.
‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Trailer
The season 6 trailer begins with Rebecca coming to terms with her future. “I’m losing my memory. Sometimes I think about what my very last memory will be before the candle goes out,” she says.
Mandy Moore as Rebecca in the season 6 trailer for ‘This Is Us.’ (NBC)
Rebecca adds later on, “I don’t know how much longer I have before things get worse… I’m not worried about forgetting about the big stuff. It’s the little things I’m not ready to let go of.”
The video mostly includes memorable Pearson family moments over the past 5 seasons. Chrissy Metz’s Kate sings a touching rendition of “Time After Time.” During the performance, Phillip looks longingly at Kate by her side. As we all know, these two end up getting married!
‘This Is Us’ So Far
This Is Us follows the Pearson family at various points in their lives. Over the course of the season, we’ve learned so much about the Pearsons. Season 2 revealed that Jack died of a heart attack after saving his family in the house fire. In season 5, Randall discovered that his birth mother had died.
Kate and Toby welcomed little Jack in season 3 and adopted a daughter named Hailey in season 5, while Kevin and Madison had twins in season 5. In the present day, Rebecca learned she had mild cognitive impairment, which was likely due to Alzheimer’s.
Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan as Kate and Toby. (NBC)
Season 5 ended with another flash forward, this time to about 4 years in the future. Kate and Toby had gotten a divorce in that time jump, and she was now marrying Phillip, her old boss. Madison and Kevin didn’t get married in the present day, but they were friendly after the 4-year time jump. At the wedding, there was a notecard that read “Big Three Homes: A Pearson Family Construction Company.” There was also a glimpse of a profile about Randall that had the headline of “Rising Star.”
Is Season 6 The Final Season?
Yes, This Is Us season 6 will be the Emmy-winning show’s last season. When NBC announced that This Is Us wouldn’t return until midseason, the network also officially announced that season 6 would be the final season of This Is Us.
Whoever casually first said "All good things must come to an end" never had to end their favorite thing. While sad to have just 1 season left, also grateful to NBC for letting us end the show how, and when, we always intended.
After the news was confirmed, creator Dan Fogelman wrote on Twitter: “Whoever casually first said ‘All good things must come to an end’ never had to end their favorite thing,” he said at the time. “While sad to have just 1 season left, also grateful to NBC for letting us end the show how, and when, we always intended. We’ll work hard to stick the landing.”
Dan has always been vocal about wanting to end the show after 6 seasons. “We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages I have written. We have a plan for what we’re going to do, and I know what the plan is,” he told THR in April 2019.
In January 2020, he told the Los Angeles Times: “I think by the time we’re in our sixth season, you’ll have a lot of the information about what’s happened to this family, and what will be left is some resolution. I think when the show eventually comes to an end, I think in the best way, it’ll be very quiet and normal. That’s always been the plan because, at the end of the day, it’s a story about this kind of regular family.”
Justin Hartley and Sterling K. Brown as Kevin and Randall. (NBC)
Sterling K. Brown told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that he fully supports Dan’s artistic vision for the show to end with 6 seasons. “I’m sad because it’s been a wonderful job, a wonderful journey, a wonderful character with a wonderful group of people. But I’m also excited that Dan and our producers and writers get a chance to fulfill the artistic vision, which they saw from the beginning,” Sterling told HollywoodLife. “I don’t think they wanted to leave it open-ended. I think they wanted to build to a very specific conclusion because Dan comes from writing films and whatnot. I think with a movie, you have a beginning, a middle, and an end. I think from the beginning of his conception of This Is Us, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end. I find nothing more satisfying than when the creator gets a chance to fulfill their artistic vision, and it doesn’t get compromised. That’s the kind of people that I want to work with. It’s the kind of stories that I want to tell. I’m really happy that This Is Us falls into that category. I know that so many people are like, I would have watched this show for years and years and years, but I always think it’s best to leave them wanting more than wondering why they’re still sticking around. That’s what we’re trying to do.”
‘This Is Us’ Season 6 Cast & Crew
All of the core Pearsons will be back: Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson, Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson, Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson, and Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth Pearson.
Additional cast members expected to return include Caitlin Thompson as Madison, Jon Huertas as Miguel, Griffin Dunne as Nick, Eris Baker as Tess, Faith Herman as Annie, Lyric Ross as Deja, Mackenzie Hancsicsak as young Kate, Lonnie Chavis as young Randall, Parker Bates as young Kevin, Hannah Zeile as teen Kate, Logan Shroyer as teen Kevin, Niles Fitch as teen Randall, and Rachel Hilson as teen Beth.
Given the way This Is Us season 5 ended, it’s almost a sure thing that we’ll see Chris Geere’s Phillip back for the final season. After all, he was seen about to get married to Kate in the finale!
On October 1, Sterling posted an Instagram photo that confirmed Ron Cephas Jones would be reprising the role of William, Randall’s biological father, in a final season flashback. “It’s always a good day with a little @cephasjaz Love you, man! #ThisIsUs,” Sterling captioned the photo.
Ron shared the same adorable father-son photo on his Instagram page and wrote, “Haha!!! Today So wonderful Working again with my Brother Sun (SON). Flashback for final Season.#sterlingkbrown. This Cats out the Bag.”WILLIAM” will be back on the scene.So many to Thank but that’s a later post. So Blessed! So Grateful! So much LoveandLight.”
Filming kicked off on September 9, 2021. Dan Fogelman posted a behind-the-scenes photo of Milo and Mandy filming a scene.
Dan revealed to EW that Phillip will have a major role in the final season. “Well, that’s going to be a big journey for us in season 6,” the creator said. “I think we wanted somebody who had a very different energy than Toby. We’ve been big fans of the actor. Why the character is a really good question and we have the answer for that, but we haven’t told you a lot about him yet, so there’s not much I can say.”
Chris Geere as Phillip. (NBC)
Getting “inside” of Miguel and Rebecca’s relationship will be a “big season 6 story,” Dan teased to Deadline. The final season will explore “how they came together, then how they separated, then how they found their way back to each other. We’ve only seen it in brief in like the second season of the show, so this is a real opportunity for us to explore new territory at the very end of our show.”
As for Kevin, who didn’t end up getting married to Madison, after all, Dan noted that his story “has a lot more chapters to be written, and we have our endgame in mind. We always have, for the character. Not every person needs to wind up betrothed; not every person needs to find love in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, and we’ll see what happens to Kevin. We have our plan.”
However, Dan did admit to EW that Kevin and Sophie’s relationship doesn’t feel “resolved” yet. Alexandra Breckinridge revealed to Us Weekly that she “did do a scene where they did old makeup, but I don’t think it made it to the show.” It could still be possible that Sophie pops up in the final season. In the last few years, Alexandra hasn’t been able to return to the show as easily because of Virgin River scheduling conflicts.
“Every time they’ve asked me to come back in the past, I’m like, I hope that I’m in the house at the end of the show and you see me in, like, old makeup and everybody’s like, ‘What? Oh, my gosh!’ And like, you’re not sure if she’s just there because their mom is in hospice or if they’re together. I really hope that happens,” she told Us Weekly.
‘This Is Us’ Series Finale
This Is Us season 6 will culminate in the final episode of the series, which will air in 2022. While we still don’t know if that flash-forward to Kevin’s house will be the final scene of the series, it will be a pivotal moment for the Pearsons.
Dan Fogelman has “always had a plan” for the show. In May 2018, Dan revealed at a For Your Consideration event that he had “actually already shot pieces of the final scene of the series.”
Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson. (NBC)
Since we’re talking about This Is Us here, you better grab those tissues before watching the series finale. Milo Ventimiglia admitted that the final episode will probably “wreck” fans. “I think it’s wonderful. I think it’s incredibly satisfying. I think it’s beautiful,” he told Us Weekly in October 2021. “I was just on set with Dan about two weeks ago and he was talking about some things that I didn’t know about the end. I was there with Mandy. We just kind of looked at each other, like, one, excited to get into it, and two, incredibly devastated as human beings because this is probably gonna wreck people in the most heartfelt way. It’s beautiful. I’m so excited.”
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Penelope Disick and North West jammed out to Willow Smith’s ‘Meet Me At Our Spot’ and showed off their lip-syncing skills in Kourtney Kardashian’s adorable TikTok video.
Penelope Disick and North West are only 9 and 8 years old, but they know their TikTok trends! Kourtney Kardashian, 42, posted the cutest video on November 24 of the two cousins lip-syncing Willow Smith, Tyler Cole, and THE ANXIETY’ssong “Meet Me At Our Spot.” Penelope and North also danced to the song as they lip-synced the song, which has gone viral on TikTok.
Penelope is clearly a huge fan of TikTok. Kourtney has posted a number of TikTok videos featuring her only daughter. In September 2021, Kourtney and Penelope got on the “pink pink pink, girls girls girls” dance trend. The song is from the Disney Channel series Liv & Maddie. Penelope has also recreated an iconic KUWTK scene featuring her mom in another TikTok video.
North has joined in on Penelope’s TikTok fun before as well. In August 2021, Penelope and North dressed up as poop emojis with their friends. Kourtney shared the video of the cousins walking around in their costumes and wrote, “Are we dreaming?”
North and Penelope aren’t just cousins, they’re best friends! The little Kardashians have been inseparable for years, especially since they’re less than a year apart in age. From dance class to Halloween, North and Penelope do everything together.
Penelope has had an eventful few months. Her mom got engaged to Travis Barker, 46, in October 2021 after a whirlwind romance. HollywoodLife learned EXCLUSIVELY from a source close to the Kardashians that Kourtney’s kids, which also include Mason and Reign, are excited about their mom’s engagement to the famous drummer.
“The kids are super happy about this, as is Kourtney’s entire family,” our source said. “They adore Travis and they love their blended family.”
Penelope Disick and North West out and about together. (Beretta/Sims/Shutterstock)
Penelope is the middle child of Kourtney and Scott Disick, 38. The former couple has a great co-parenting relationship, and Scott is constantly posting photos of his own with their kids. He adorably calls Penelope his “pinop” in social media posts.
There’s nothing like love to bring a smile to Kim Kardashian’s face. The ‘KUWTK’ star enjoyed a little PDA with Pete Davidson during her recent date night in Santa Monica.
Kim Kardashianand Pete Davidsontook their romance to Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica on Sunday (Nov. 21). The fun didn’t stop with dinner. In photos taken of Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, heading to their car, the Saturday Night funnyman held hands with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum. Once they got in, someone said something funny because both Kim and Pete started to crack up. It was a fun date night at one of the town’s trendiest eateries.
Pete may have had a good reason to be smiling. In previously published photos, Pete seemed to sport a dark spot on the side of his neck. Some theorized this was a hickey, meaning that Kim might have helped herself to some early “dessert” during the dinner date. The two supposedly dined in a private room in the restaurant, away from the rest of the customers, and packed on the PDA as they made their exit. This came mere days after they were spotted holding hands in public for the first time, confirming their rumored romance.
Days after this public display of affection, Kim’s estranged husband, Kanye “Ye” West, appeared at the Los Angeles Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving event on Wednesday (Nov. 24). During the charity event, aimed at helping those living in and near Los Angeles’ Skid Row, Kanye delivered a speech where he said that he’s “made mistakes” and “publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband.” Ye ultimately said that he needed “to be next to my children as much as possible … I’m trying to express this in the most sane way, the most calm way possible, but I need to be back home.”
Kim filed for divorce from Ye in February 2021. During Ye’s appearance on the Nov. 4 episode of Drink Champs, the “Hurricane” rapper took objection to people painting his marriage as over. “SNL was making my wife say, ‘I divorced him’ on TV because they just wanted to get that bar off, and I ain’t ever seen the papers,” he said. “We ain’t even divorced. That ain’t no joke to me. My kids want their parents to be together. I want us to be together. But if you look at the media, that’s not what they’re promoting.”
There were no hard feelings between Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra following the ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast,’ as he said he was ‘grateful’ for his wife in a Thanksgiving Day message.
It’s obvious what Nick Jonasis grateful for, especially after his Thanksgiving Day message to all his fans. In his Nov. 25 Instagram post, Nick, 29, sat on a couch next to his wife, Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka, 39, had her arms wrapped around the “This Is Heaven” singer, and she smiled brightly while leaning in presumably for a kiss. “Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!” Nick wrote. “Grateful for you @priyankachopra.”
This bit of love arrived on the heels of Priyanka stealing the show during the Jonas Brothers Family Roast. While plenty of friends and family took shots at Nick, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonasduring the Netflix special, Priyanka burned down the building with her scorching jokes. “Nick and I have a 10-year age gap,” she said. “There are many ’90s pop culture references he doesn’t understand, and I have to explain them to him. He teaches me how to use TikTok, for example, and I teach him what a successful acting career looks like.” Priyanka also joked that she wouldn’t want to be married to anyone else. “Unless, of course, Chris Hemsworth suddenly became single, might change things,” she quipped.
Actually, Priyanka might have to think twice if the Thor star calls it quits with Elsa Pataky. At least, she seemed to be enamored with Nick’s muscles after he posted a workout video on Nov. 22. “Monday motivation,” he captioned the black-and-white video. Priyanka couldn’t help herself from getting caught up in this thirst trap. “Damn! I just died in your arms,” she commented.
Thanksgiving kicks off a major holiday season for this couple. On top of the December holidays, Nick and Priyanka are just days away from celebrating their third wedding anniversary. The couple wed in two separate ceremonies in December 2018, after a year of dating. In 2020, Nick celebrated being “two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring, and beautiful woman” with a sweet Instagram post that contained pictures taken at their wedding. Priyanka responded to this love with a tribute of her own. “Happy 2-year anniversary to the love of my life,” she wrote. “Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you [Nick].”
Travis Scott, Live Nation, and others have been sued following the crowd surge at Astroworld that left ten people dead. The latest lawsuit comes from the parents of a 14-year-old boy killed at the event.
What was supposed to be a celebration of music turned into a tragic nightmare. Scores were injured, and eight people were left dead after a deadly crowd surge during the first night of Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival. Authorities are still figuring out exactly what happened, what could have been done to prevent this, and who is accountable for this horrific tragedy. As those investigations continue, survivors and victims have begun to file legal action against Travis and the concert. Here’s what has happened so far.
What Happened At Astroworld?
Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival (Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
Ten people were killed, and hundreds were injured following a crowd surge at Astroworld on Friday, Nov. 5. Around 50,000 people attended the show at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. Around 9:30 pm local time, roughly when Travis Scott took the stage for his headlining set, the crowd pressed to the front of the stage.
“As soon as [Travis] jumped out on the stage, it was like an energy took over, and everything went haywire,” concertgoer Niaara Goods told the Associated Press. “All of a sudden, your ribs are being crushed. You have someone’s arm in your neck. You’re trying to breathe, but you can’t.” The AP also reports that “audience members said barricades erected near the stage and to separate different sections of ticket holders prevented fans from escaping.” Harrowing footage of the chaos shows concert attendees begging for the show to stop, claiming that people were dead and dying.
Based on fire codes, NRG Park could hold up to 200,000 people, but city officials limited the attendance to 50,000. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo called for an “objective, independent investigation as to what went on and how it could have been prevented,” per NPR.
Who Died At Astroworld?
Ten people, whose ages ranged from 9 to 27-years-old, perished at Astroworld. The victims were identified as:
Ezra Blount, 9: The young boy was sitting on the shoulders of his father, Treston Blount, when Travis Scott began his set. Sadly, he died on Sunday November 14, after succumbing to the injuries he received as he was trampled during the incident.
John Hilgert, 14: John was a ninth-grade student at Memorial High School, according to ABC 13. His death was confirmed by a letter from school administrators sent Saturday to parents. “Our hearts go out to the student’s family and to his friends and our staff at Memorial,” MHS Principal Lisa Weir wrote. “This is a terrible loss, and the entire MHS family is grieving today.”
Brianna Rodriguez, 16: A junior at Heights High School in Houston, Brianna’s death was confirmed by a verified GoFundMe account established by her family, per CNN. “Gone from our sites, but never from our hearts. It is with profound sadness we lay to rest our beloved Brianna Rodriguez,” reads the page. “Dancing was her passion, and now she’s dancing her way to heaven’s pearly gates.”
Jacob Jurinek, 20: Jacob “Jake” Jurinek, an Illinois college student, was among the eight people killed. He was studying journalism at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Franco Patino, 21: Franco was a senior at the University of Dayton. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Franco was studying mechanical engineering technology and human movement biomechanics. “He was loved by so many because of the loyal, loving, selfless, protective, funny, and caring person he was,” his family said in a statement, per CNN.
Axel Acosta, 21: Axel’s death was confirmed to ABC13 by his father, Edgar Acosta. Axel had traveled from Washington to see Travis perform.
Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Peña, 23: Rodolfo lived in Laredo Texas, and studied at Laredo College. He was among the dead, and his older brother, Guadalupe Peña, set up a verified GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. “He was the sweetest person. He was responsible. He was there for everybody,” his sister, Jennifer Peña, told Rolling Stone.
Madison Dubiski, 23: Madison was a Cypress, Texas native. She was at the concert with her brother Ty Dubiski. The two got separated, and she sadly lost her life in the ordeal.
Danish Baig, 27: Danish hailed from Euless, Texas, and he died while trying to save his fiancée from getting trampled by the crowd surge. “People would admire him for who he was,” his brother Basil Baig told CNN. The fiancée survived but was left bruised and traumatized by the event.
Bharti Shahani, 22: The ninth victim of the Astroworld tragedy died on Thursday, Nov. 11, after being hospitalized. Shortly after her admittance to the hospital, she was reportedly placed on a ventilator and declared brain dead.
Travis Scott’s Apology
Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival (Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
Travis issued an apology on Nov. 6. “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.”
The following day, Travis posted a short video statement to social media. “I could just never imagine the severity of the situation… I’m honestly just devastated, and I could never imagine anything like this just happening.”
Travis Scott & Concert Lawsuits
Festival-goers are seen rushing into the VIP area before Travis Scott performing during day one of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park in Houston. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
Multiple lawsuits have been filed on behalf of people injured at Astroworld.
The family of John Hilgert has filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation Worldwide, and its subsidiaries, according to PEOPLE. The suit argues that the defendants “failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those in attendance at the concert,” while citing security and crowd control failures. The suit reportedly blames “gross negligence” and “reckless disregard” for Hilgert’s safety, which resulted in “his injuries and subsequent death.”
“Defendants egregiously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives of those in attendance at the concert,” the complaint claims, per PEOPLE, “including but not limited to the failure to provide adequate security personnel to implement crowd control measures, proper barricades, and the failure to provide a sufficient amount of emergency medical support.”
Hilgert’s parents reportedly say in the complaint that the “loss from our son John not making it home alive from an event such as this is intolerable,” and they’re looking to see changes made in how concerts operate. “Our sole aim in filing this lawsuit is to prevent this type of tragedy from ever happening again at a live concert. There is no excuse for the poor crowd design, event execution, and lack of response that was exercised at this festival that resulted in the tragic death of our son and nine others along with scores of other people that were innocently injured.” The attorney for the Hilgerts also filed a lawsuit on behalf of Adam and Jennifer Cox, parents of John’s friend who also attended Astroworld. The other boy was also injured in the crowd surge. Both suits claim gross negligence and are seeking $1 million in damages.
Manuel Souza, claiming to be one of the many injured during Astroworld, filed a lawsuit against Travis, Live Nation, ScoreMore, and Cactus Jack Records. Souza is seeking $1 million, claiming he “suffered serious bodily injuries when the uncontrolled crowd at the concert knocked him to the ground and trampled him.” The lawsuit alleges that Travis has a history of inciting crowds to ignore security and rush the stage. “He and those who promoted and supported this concert must take responsibility for their heinous actions,” Souza’s attorney claimed.
Kristian Paredes filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, and the venue, according to CBS News. The civil suit blames Drake and Scott for negligently inciting “a riot and violence,” and Live Nation failed to provide adequate security and medical services. “Many begged security guards hired by Live Nation Entertainment for help but were ignored,” the lawsuit adds, according to CBS News. Kristian claims they suffered “suffered severe bodily injuries” that “had a serious effect on the Plaintiff’s health and well-being.” The suit seeks $1 million in damages.
A second lawsuit was filed by civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump on behalf of 21-year-old Noah Gutierrez. Noah was “was in the middle of the crowd when suddenly and without warning, she became trapped in a deadly crowd surge,” according to documents obtained by HollywoodLife. Noah claimed she “sustained severe physical injuries and emotional trauma as she was pushed, shoved, elbowed, punched, kicked, along with being suffocated.”
“As [Noah[ attempted to stay conscious and escape the crowd, she sustained severe injuries and was forced to witness several concertgoers who being crushed, trampled, and killed within very close proximity to where [she] was trapped within the crowd. Many individuals were seen lifting up the unconscious bodies of friends and strangers and surfed them over the top of the crowd, hoping to send them to safety.”
“We are hearing horrific accounts of the terror and helplessness people experienced — the horror of a crushing crowd and the awful trauma of watching people die while trying unsuccessfully to save them,” Crump said in a statement.
Texas attorney Thomas J. Henry issued a statement on Nov. 18, claiming he is representing 282 plaintiffs in a massive $2 Billion lawsuit against Travis Scott, Aubrey Drake Graham, Live Nation, and NRG stadium. “My clients want to ensure the defendants are held responsible for their actions, and they want to send the message to all performers, event organizers, and promoters that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again,” said Thomas J. Henry. Henry also claims he brought in “industry experts including Crowd Security/Crowd Control Experts Ron Martinelli and Stanley Kephart” to demonstrate “how the organizers and performers of Astroworld failed to provide their attendees with a safe concert environment resulting in concertgoers suffering injuries and death and will play a critical role in telling the victims’ stories.”
Lawyer Sean A. Roberts filed “a flurry of lawsuits on behalf of at least ten people who attended the show,” according to Rolling Stone. They all name Live Nation and Scott as defendants. Natasha Celedon’s lawsuit, filed by Roberts, claims she was “seriously and permanently injured by the recklessness and conscious indifference of the defendants.” The lawyer filed similar suits on behalf of Dante Deberardino, Patrick Polier, Wasem Abulawi, Marielena Chavez, Priscilla Hernandez, Brianna Garcia, Cortius Broussard, Tobenna Okezie, and Tiffany Delgado.
Cristian Guzman and his attorney, Vuk Vujasinovic, also filed a lawsuit and petitioned the court for a “restraining order that would bar Live Nation, NRG Park, and the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation from modifying or disposing of any evidence of possible negligence,” per Rolling Stone. Guzman claims he was “seriously injured” at the concert and has endured “disfigurement, physical pain, and mental anguish.”
Chelsea Handler and boyfriend Jo Koy went on a romantic getaway to Hawaii. Jo raved over Chelsea, who rocked a black bikini on the beach.
Chelsea Handler, 46, and boyfriend Jo Koy, 50, are living up and having the time of their lives as their romance heats up. Chelsea and Jo took a fun-filled trip to Hawaii and hit the beach together. Jo posted a video of Chelsea looking gorgeous in a black bikini on the beach. “It’s Jo Koy Day in Hawaii and I’m celebrating with the woman of my dreams,” Jo captioned his video featuring Chelsea.
“Honey, they built a monument here in Hawaii dedicated to your boobs,” Jo says in his Instagram video. Chelsea immediately starts laughing at Joy. He points to two small mountains in the distance. Chelsea can’t stop giggling!
Jo didn’t stop there. He couldn’t help but share more of his romantic Hawaii vacation with Chelsea. On his Instagram Story, Jo shared another video with Chelsea from their day on the beautiful beach. The stand-up comedian also posted a video of the Hawaii sunset that he and Chelsea were enjoying together. Chelsea was wrapped in Jo’s arms on a boat.
HollywoodLife learned EXCLUSIVELY from a source close to Chelsea that she and Jo are head over heels for each other. “Chelsea and Jo are so in love,” our source revealed. “They are cutely obsessed with each other.”
Chelsea confirmed that she was dating the fellow comedian in September 2021. She posted two adorable PDA photos with Jo and wrote on Twitter, “He’s on tour, I’m on tour, sometimes we tour together. Vaccinated and horny. Funny is funny. All coming to a city near you!”
Jo Koy kisses Chelsea Handler on the cheek. (BROSNYC / BACKGRID)
Just days before Chelsea and Jo’s big reveal, Chelsea gushed in a heartfelt message that she was “finally in love, with the best kind of guy there is.” She didn’t name Jo at the time, but everyone assumed she was talking about Jo since they had been spotted packing on the PDA the month before. Even after a few months, these two are still wild for each other!
Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season as a couple.
Brian Austin Green, 48, is “so excited” to celebrate Thanksgiving with girlfriend, SharnaBurgess, 36. The Dancing With the Stars partners have been going strong since they started dating in Oct. 2020. And as they celebrated their one-year anniversary on Oct. 16, the couple is looking forward to spending the holiday season together.
“Brian is so excited about the holidays and he can’t wait to spend Thanksgiving with Sharna and the boys,” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “He loves how well she gets along with his kids and she’s really just a great energy to have around. Sharna always has a smile on her face and she makes the best out of every situation.”
Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season together as a couple. (Broadimage/Shutterstock)
“If you asked Brian a year ago, he never dreamed he’d feel this way about someone so amazing,” the friend added. “He’s really looking forward to spending the holidays with her and he can’t imagine not having her in his life.” As fans may remember, Brian’s divorce from ex Megan Fox was finalized last month on Oct. 15.
“Brian is still adjusting to life after his divorce was only recently finalized from Megan,” the source said of the former couple who share three kids — three sons, Noah, 9; Bodhi, 7; and Journey, 5. The former couple began dating in 2004 and split in 2006 before getting married in 2010. They filed for divorce in 2015, but reconciled ahead of their third son’s birth in 2016. Megan and Brian announced their split in May after they married in 2010. Brian has since moved on with the DWTS pro and Megan has been dating Machine Gun Kelly.
“As much as he loves spending time with Sharna, and all that she brings to his life, they don’t want to rush an engagement, especially since things are going so great,” one insider said. “Brian and Sharna spend as much time together as possible, and he loves how well she gets along with his kids, and she is totally fine that Megan will always be in his life as she respects her very much. It has made co-parenting with Megan so much easier that he doesn’t have to worry about hurting Sharna’s feelings. He feels so lucky to be celebrating the holidays this year with Sharna and can’t wait to ring in the New Year together as the amazing couple they are.”
“Brian and Sharna have talked engagement, have talked marriage but this holiday season and Christmas is not when it is going to happen. His kids really like Sharna, and they will absolutely get there but right now they both don’t want to make it look like they are rushing anything so soon after being officially divorced. Brian doesn’t want to make the holidays about being and getting engaged. That will all happen in due time. He loves Sharna, everyone is really happy, and they are going to enjoy the holidays without making it all about them.”
“Brian and Megan have figured out a great way to co-parent with each other so they will see each other over the holiday, exchange the kids and all that but in no way are they all going to hang out with MGK and have a couple’s night, that is definitely not happening. Strictly co-parenting and business. They aren’t at a point where they are going to all hang out together as couples and have dinner. Maybe in the future but distant future at best.”
Following the end of her conservatorship after 13 years, Britney Spears is ‘beyond excited’ to celebrate with a Thanksgiving dinner ‘at home’!
Britney Spears, 39, has plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving — and wants to enjoy the the holiday with her fiancé Sam Asghari, 28, and sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James Federline, 14. “Britney is planning to have a low-key Thanksgiving at home, and she is beyond excited to be doing the preparations her way this year,” an insider spilled to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.
The Crossroads star maintains 30% custody time with her teenage sons, shared with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, 43, who holds 70%. As a result, Sean and Jayden will also be with their father over the holiday long weekend. “Her sons may split their time between their dad’s house like they do on Christmas,” our source said, noting Britney “has so much to be thankful for this year.”
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari got engaged in September. (Broadimage/Shutterstock)
The holiday marks Britney’s first since the end of her conservatorship on Nov. 12 by Judge Brenda J. Penny after a long 13 years. The legal arrangement was put into place in 2008 after her public breakdown, and finally came to an end as a result of the #FreeBritney movement that began gaining traction in 2019. The singer appeared in court with two back-to-back appearances in 2021, urging the legal system to restore her freedoms and remove her father from his role of conservator as her estate.
Britney Spears is seen with her sons Sean and Jayden in 2013. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)
The “Toxic” singer has also been open about interpersonal drama within the spears family — particularly with her dad Jamie Spears, 69, mom Lynne Spears, 66, and sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 30 — and doesn’t intend to have them as part of her celebration.
“She isn’t going to be inviting anyone from her family and may have a few close friends over, as well as Sam’s sister, but aside from that, it is going to be Britney’s new family, which is Sam and her boys,” the source explained, referencing Sam’s sister Fay Asghari. Fay was spotted celebrating Sam and Britney’s engagement in September at a dinner, clearly supportive of her brother’s romance and upcoming nuptials to the pop legend! Sam popped the question back in September after nearly five years of dating.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga light the Empire State Building in honor of Bennett’s 90th birthday in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)
“Tony is one of my most favorite people on the whole planet and I love him with all my heart. I love his family with all my heart, I love his wife, Susan, with all my heart. I can’t tell you how much I learned from him and what it’s like to sing with a legend for so many years,” Gaga explained. “I’ve sung with Tony for almost 10 years, and it’s heartbreaking to watch what he’s going through having Alzheimer’s.”
The House of Gucci star went on to give advice on how to help those struggling Alzheimer’s or dementia. “If you are with that person that you love, play some music from their childhood and I promise you that they will come to life in a way that is not expected, and not everyone you know, every case is different and everybody’s different, but they’re still there and my heart goes out to you and this album was made while he had Alzheimer’s and we sang it while he had Alzheimer’s and he was still able to do it, I am just floored by him.”
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett appear appear backstage with their awards at the the 57th Grammys at Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2015. (Phil McCarten/UPI/Shutterstock)
In February, Tony revealed he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016. In an article for AARP detailing the struggle, he also announced he was recording his second album with Gaga. The record, Love for Sale, a Cole Porter tribute, was released on October 1. On Tuesday, the collaboration landed the duo a whopping six Grammy nominations — including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Music Video, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
And this isn’t the first time the darling duo have teamed up and been recognized. In 2015, they took home the Best Traditional Pop Vocals Grammy for their album Cheek to Cheek.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here & to get you prepared for Black Friday & Cyber Monday – we rounded up the best beauty deals you need to know about!
We’re in the middle of the biggest shopping season of the year. This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have started early in anticipation of supply chain delays. That means many of your favorite brands are already available at discounted prices. While the holiday season is often known for gift-giving, don’t forget to treat yourself this year. Stocking up on your favorite beauty products or trying new ones is the perfect way to pamper yourself throughout winter.
To help you score the best deals this holiday season, we’ve rounded up the top beauty and fashion sales on Amazon. Amazon has invested heavily in the beauty market, introducing an Indie Beauty marketplace that highlights smaller, upcoming brands. If you’re interested in all of Amazon’s hottest deals, check them out here.
Why not give yourself an awesome sun-kissed glow during these cold months with this self-tan mousse? This easy-to-apply, award-winning formula provides a long-lasting tan that won’t streak or transfer. Plus, it is free of harsh chemicals and 100% vegan friendly, meaning you’ll feel confident about applying it to your skin.
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The cold weather may make you want to stay home instead of hit the gym, but with this top, you’ll be sure to get your motivation back. The attached sports bra is undoubtedly the best feature, but we also love that it is cropped, as it can be paired perfectly with high-waisted leggings.
“Gigi’s family has been very supportive and stood by her throughout all of this,” the source said. “They’re protective of her and of Khai and have seen them having issues for awhile now, but the family is very private so not many people knew. Gigi is very close with her mom and siblings and no matter what, they’re going to stand by her.”
While much is known about her model siblings, the same probably can’t be said for her parents: Yolanda and ex-husband Mohamed, 73. The two were married between 1994 and 2000. Despite their split, the family appears to still have a close bond. Learn more about Gigi’s mom and dad below.
Yolanda Hadid (née van den Herik)
Yolanda and ex-husband Mohamed Hadid (Diane Bondareff/AP/Shutterstock)
Yolanda, born January 11, 1964 in Papendrecht, Netherlands, is a former model and TV personality. The apples don’t fall too far from the tree, as Yolanda began a modeling career in the 1980s, appearing in the pages of Vogue and Grazia, among others. In 1994, she wed Mohamed, welcoming Gigi, Bella, and Anwar soon after. Following her modeling career, Yolanda forayed into the world of reality TV, starring in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She left the show in 2016 after three seasons to focus on her health: the former model was diagnosed with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection from the bite of an infected tick, in 2012. In an interview with British Vogue in February, Yolanda credited her children for keeping her alive during her harrowing health journey.
“I can’t begin to describe the darkness, the pain and the hell I lived through every day,” she said. “For some time, it didn’t even feel like living at all. This disease brought me to my knees. Many nights I wished to die, and prayed I would just be free of the pain. If it weren’t for my children, I don’t think I would be here today. It’s so important we learn to listen to people, as many of us are suffering in silence.” Following her split from Mohamed, Yolanda married composer David Foster in 2011, but they split six years later. These days, Yolanda is accompanying her model children at their runway shows, tending to a career in interior design, and spending time with her family at their Pennsylvania farm.
Mohamed Hadid and daughter Gigi (Amy Sussman/Shutterstock)
Mohamed, born November 6, 1948 in Nazareth, Israel, is a real estate developer known for building luxury mansions and hotels, including several Ritz-Carlton hotels, across Los Angeles, New York, and Washington. As one of the most successful real estate developers in the United States, Mohamed serves as CEO of Hadid Design and Development Group. Building and real estate is in his blood: his great-grandfather Daher Al Omer built the port of Haifa in Israel. In his profile with Milestone magazine, he credited his work ethic to parents.
“My family went through a lot,” Mohamed said. “We were forced out of Palestine and fled to Syria in 1948. From there we journeyed to Lebanon and then to Tunisia before ending up in Greece and finally across the Atlantic in Washington, DC. Throughout all this time and upheaval my parents made sure that me and my seven siblings were well educated and that we maintained our culture. They ensured we were happy and didn’t carry any anger, like many refugees do. . . My parents gave us wings.”
With his many successes, Mohamed cited his children as his biggest achievement. “My children, there’s no question,” he said when asked what he was most proud of. “They make me incredibly proud every day and everything they’ve achieved is down to them. . . They are by far my greatest achievement.” Along with his three children with Yolanda, Mohamed shares two daughters, Marielle, 41, and Alana, 36, with his first wife Mary Butler.
Kanye West said he wants to ‘change the narrative’ with Kim Kardashian during a pre-Thanksgiving speech at Skid Row in Los Angeles.
Kanye West, 44, said he “needs to be back home” — presumably with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, 41, and their four children — ahead of Thanksgiving. “I’m trying to express this in the most sane way, the most calm way possible, but I need to be back home,” the Yeezy designer said during a speech at L.A.’s Skid Row on Wednesday, Nov. 24, according to Page Six. Kanye headed down to the neighborhood for a meeting with the CEO of LA Mission, which is a not-for-profit group helping flight homelessness in the city.
“The narrative God wants is to see that we can be redeemed in all these relationships,” he added. “We’ve made mistakes. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband, but right now today, for whatever reason — I didn’t know I was going to be in front of this mic — but I’m here to change the narrative,” Kanye also said.
Kanye West appeared at LA’s Skid Row. on Nov. 24, where he addressed his split from Kim Kardashian. (Liam Goodner/Shutterstock)
Kanye went on to reference the couple’s four children — North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2 — revealing he has a home next to the $60 million estate he once shared with the SKIMS founder. “I have to be next to my children as much as possible. So, when I’m out the house, I’ve got a house right next to the house. I’m doing everything to be right next to the situation,” he said. “I’m not letting E! write the narrative of my family. I’m not letting Hulu write the narrative of my family … I am the priest of my home.”
The Chicago native wore a collared black leather jacket, along with black jeans that donned a spray painted graphic image reading, “Passion Remodel 2.” He finished his ensemble with a pair of Balenciaga’s black Croc boots.
The rant comes just days after Kim seemingly confirmed her romance with Pete Davidson, 28, after holding hands in public. The reality star and Saturday Night Live actor — who connected after her Oct. 9 hosting gig and acting in a sketch together — were all-smiles as they enjoyed time in Palm Springs near Kris Jenner’s home. Pete also celebrated his 28th birthday with Kim, Kris and rapper Flavor Flav at the family’s estate. The couple were once again spotted on a date earlier this week.
Notably, this is Kim’s first publicly known romance since she filed for divorce from Kanye in Feb. 2021 after nearly seven years of marriage. The move came months after his controversial presidential run, which included a controversial rally appearance where Kanye publicly said the pair nearly “aborted” their eldest daughter North. At the time, Kim responded by posting a statement about Kanye’s struggles with being bipolar. The divorce filing also came amid the pair living apart for months: Kim and the children stayed at their California home, while Kanye was spending most of his time on his Wyoming ranch.
In recent months, Kanye has also moved on with other women: he jetted off to France with supermodel Irina Shayk, 35, to celebrate his 44th birthday back in June. He more recently stepped out with model Vinetria, 22, sitting courtside at his first Donda Academy basketball game in Minneapolis on Nov. 7.
Courteney Cox and boyfriend Johnny McDaid stepped out for some Japanese food ahead of Thanksgiving.
Courteney Cox and longtime boyfriend Johnny McDaid enjoyed a date night in Malibu ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend. The actress, 57, and her Snow Patrol musician beau, 45, stepped out for Japanese food at celebrity favorite Nobu on Tuesday, Nov. 23, both keeping it casual. The Friends star wore a black sweater with grey denim while her partner wore a leather jacket and black jeans.
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid enjoy date night in Malibu on November 23, 2021 (BACKGRID)
The two have been dating since 2013. They were previously engaged, announcing the news in June 2014, but split and called it off in December 2015. However, the couple reconciled the following year, having been spotted on a lunch and shopping date in March 2016. While on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2019, Courteney confirmed the engagement wasn’t back on despite their reconciliation.
“He’s not my fiancé. We were engaged to be married, but now we’re just together,” Courteney clarified. “We broke off our engagement and he moved to England. Then we got back together, and it’s actually better than it was before. Everything’s better.” She added, “The distance — after that breakup, we were apart for six months — that really showed us a lot.”
The star similarly touched on the reunion while on an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls in August 2016. Prior to her relationship with the musician, Courteney was married to David Arquette. They split in 2013 after 14 years of marriage. They share daughter Coco, 17, together. While on Running Wild, Courteney told Bear Grylls that while there “wasn’t a dramatic ending” to her marriage with David, her split from Johnny had been “brutal.”
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid (SplashNews)
“It wasn’t a dramatic ending,” she said of her divorce. “I mean, as divorces go, I would say it’s one of the better ones, for sure. We’re good coparents together.” Courteney added that she and Johnny were back together in a “new context,” calling it different. “We were engaged for over a year and then we broke up,” she said. “There’s something about, you know, he’s from Ireland, and the way he regards love is precious.”
“We have to treat it in a different way,” she continued. “It’s more special. . . So, I didn’t know how to regard love the way he does. And it definitely made a lot of mistakes that I see, whether it’s co-dependency or people-pleasing. I didn’t know how to bring it in. It was always external. I definitely have learned a lot, and no matter what, I will be a better person from that breakup, even though it was so brutal.”
Although Kate Hudson has been estranged from her biological father, Bill Hudson, for many years, she still recalls a wonderful childhood thanks to mom Goldie Hawn and stepdad Kurt Russell. Find out all about Kate’s family unit here!
Kate Hudson, 42, is an actress, businesswoman, and writer who rose to prominence in the early 2000s with her Oscar-nominated turn as Penny Lane in the film Almost Famous. The famous star herself didn’t fall too far from the Hollywood tree as her mother, Goldie Hawn, 76, and father, Bill Hudson, 72, made names for themselves in show business. Although Goldie and Bill divorced in 1982 after having Kate and her younger brother, Oliver Hudson, 45, Kate was still raised with a prominent father figure in her life with stepdad Kurt Russell, 70, whom Goldie began dating in the early ’80s and hasn’t split from since.
Find out more about Kate’s parents, both biological and not, here!
Kate’s mother, Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson at a screening for ‘Get Back’ (William Chapman/Shutterstock)
Goldie’s lookalike daughter Kate obviously got her acting and performing skills from her mom — not to mention her sunny disposition and upbeat personality. Goldie, an actress, producer, and singer, initially rose to stardom during the mid-’60s on the sketch comedy show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She was then quickly recognized as a serious actress after taking home an Oscar for her performance in 1969’s Cactus Flower and continued making star turns in movies like Shampoo (1975) and Private Benjamin (1980).
“I never though about the kind of support I had because it just felt like who we were,” Kate also told PEOPLE in September. “Mom was so available to being my greatest cheerleader. She made a lot of sacrifices, this one!” The mother-of-three added how Goldie’s being “conscious of her health” helped pave the way for her healthy and balanced lifestyle and also influenced the way she parented. “The best advice [she] ever gave me was when I was pregnant with Ryder and I was getting sad and I was like, ‘Why am I getting so sad?’ and [she] said ‘The second they leave they don’t belong to you anymore.’”
Goldie also praised Kate for having “a lot of patience” and “critical thinking” as a mom during the interview, noting how proud she was of her daughter’s ability to be a strong parent. “Your children are your greatest teachers and, as a parent, you should be available to learn,” Goldie shared.
While speaking with Rachel Rayon her eponymous talk show in 2016, Kate also revealed the way her mom helped her get through a tough time. “My mom took me through this visual experience where she asked me to squint my eyes very small and try to look at everything as if I’m looking at it for the first time,” she shared. “What happened was I realized it kind of calmed my system down and it made me less reactive, less emotional, and it make me kind of enjoy the experience of where I was at that moment.”
The Bride Wars actress continued, “To have a mom like that to be able to give you those tools is a really special thing and I think there’s a lot of people who would like to have those tools in their life.”
Kate’s stepfather, Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell & Kate Hudson share a sweet moment on the red carpet together (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock),
Although Kurt Russell is not Kate’s biological father, he served as a dutiful father figure her whole life after he and Goldie and Kurt began dating in 1983. Like Goldie, Kurt began his acting career at a young age and rose to prominence in the 1980s as a popular anti-hero figure, starring in numerous John Carpenter films like the 1981 dystopian action thriller Escape From New York.
Speaking with Howard Sternin 2016, Kate discussed her life growing up with Kurt and how big a role he played in raising her. “I have a great family, I have a beautiful mother, I have a stepfather who stepped in and played a huge, huge part in sharing what it is to have a dependable father figure in our life, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that we didn’t know our dad,” she said on the program.
She went on to praise Kurt’s “dependability” as a father figure while she was growing up, always being there as a reliable parent even when he had a lot going on as an actor. “I think that people can do a lot of things and they can be very successful and they can still be a really good parent because I was raised that way. Kurt is not a perfect man — no one is. But that trust I got from him in terms of his dependability was just priceless for me.
When promoting his 2016 movie Deepwater Horizon (in which Kate also played a role), Kurt discussed his “proud dad moments” he had while raising Kate as his own daughter. “When she was doing plays in school and stuff Goldie and I would look at her and think, ‘We know what she’s gonna do!’ There was no question about that,” he gushed during the interview. “You’re always proud of your kids. As they get older and they actually take it into their livelihood and, in Kate’s case, so quickly become extremely good at it. To be nominated for an Academy Award at 21-year-old you gotta be doing something right!”
Although Kate has a healthy and strong relationship with her mom and stepdad, the same doesn’t really apply to her biological father, Bill Hudson. The 72-year-old is an musician and actor who was a vocalist in the group The Hudson Brothers in the ’60s — a band he formed with his two younger brothers Brett and Mark. He had a brief acting career and became involved with Goldie in the ’70s until the two filed for divorce in 1980 and officially separated two years later. Kate and her brother, Oliver, have remained estranged from their father pretty much since Goldie began seriously dating Kurt in the ’80s.
“I think that estrangement is unfortunately quite common,” Kate said in an interview with TODAY in January. “I think it’s important for people to talk about that… if they can’t reconnect or if it’s too challenging, that it’s OK, right? Kate went on to share that her feelings are not a new thing, but “a 41-year-old issue” she continues to deal with.
After Kate’s brother Oliver shared a spiteful Father’s Day post in 2015 in which he posted a photo of himself, Kate, and Bill and wrote “Happy abandonment day” in the caption, Bill fought back by slamming Goldie for pitting their children against him. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Bill claimed Goldie made him the villain once she began dating Kurt.
“When we split up, she never had a bad word to say about me,” Bill, who claimed that Hawn cheated on him and wanted an open marriage, said in the interview. “But when Kurt came on the scene, the narrative changed and I became the big, bad wolf. I would say to her ‘Goldie, why are you trashing me and saying I’m an absent father when it’s simply not the case?’ and she’d laugh and go ‘Oh Bill, you know it makes for a better story.’”
During the aforementioned Howard Stern interview, Kate opened up about the situation. “I never felt it was about [my dad] losing interest. My mom never spoke poorly of him, and I was a real tough little girl, like I understood what was going on. I did understand that it didn’t have to do with me and Oliver. We did understand that. Maybe not on a cellular level, but on a cognitive level, yes,” she shared.
Priyanka Chopra put her comedy skills on display and joked about her age gap with Nick Jonas in Netflix’s ‘Jonas Brothers Family Roast.’
Priyanka Chopra showed off her comedy prowess in a Jonas Brothers Netflix special. The actress, 39, joined several other celebrities for a roast of her husband Nick Jonas and his brothers and bandmates Joe and Kevin for Jonas Brothers Family Roast, available to stream now. Priyanka did not hold back, even joking about the 10-year age gap between her and her 29-year-old husband, whom she wed in 2018.
“I am honored and so thrilled, actually tickled, to be here tonight to roast my husband Nick Jonas and his brothers, whose names I can never remember,” Priyanka began her roast. “I’m from India, a country rich in culture, in music, and entertainment, so clearly the Jonas Brothers didn’t make it over there.” The star then addressed the age difference between her and her husband.
“Nick and I have a 10-year age gap, we do,”Priyanka said. “And there are many ’90s pop culture references he doesn’t understand, and I have to explain them to him, which is fine because we teach other.” She continued, “He showed me how to use TikTok, for example, and I teach him what a successful acting career looks like.”
She then joked about Nick’s vanity. “Seriously, I want to talk about how much I love my husband and one of the things I love about my husband is how much we have in common,” Priyanka said. “You know, for instance, we’re both totally, completely, wholly obsessed, and I mean obsessed, with Nick Jonas. We love Nick Jonas. He’s our favorite.”
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)
The actress then got sincere and joked about a pregnancy. “In all sincerity, I love that I married a man who, like myself, values family. If you don’t know, we’re the only couple who doesn’t have kids yet, which is why I’m excited to make this announcement,” Priyanka said, adding, “Nick and I are expecting… to get drunk tonight and sleep in tomorrow!” Her husband laughed and admitted, “I was a bit concerned.”
Nick isn’t the only brother who was brutally roasted in the special. Joe’s wife Sophie Turner had NSFW jokes about her husband and his brothers’ infamous purity rings. “I know this is a roast, and you all think I should be going after them, but I think we need to set the record straight here,” the Game of Thrones alum said. “No, the rings weren’t a good idea. Yes, as a gesture they’re laughably, toe-curlingly lame.”
She added, “But remember: This was about more than a gesture. This was about faith. This was about principle. This was about taking a stand and setting an example. Look, Joe Jonas wasn’t just sticking his fingers in some dumb metal rings. He was sticking his fingers in costars, actresses, and even a supermodel or two.”
Gwyneth Paltrow comes from a lineage of award-winning and -nominated actresses and directors. Learn about her parents Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow.
Gwyneth Paltrow is an award-winning actress revered for her roles in Shakespeare In Love, Emma, Sliding Doors, View From the Top, and more. All but synonymous with Hollywood, it comes as no surprise that the actress, 49, comes from a lineage of actors, producers, and directors. The Academy Award winner is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late director and producer Bruce Paltrow. The two married in 1969, remaining husband and wife until Bruce’s death in 2002 from cancer complications.
Along with widow Blythe and daughter Gwyneth, Bruce is survived by his son Jake, 46, who, like his parents and famous sister, also has a career as a director, screenwriter, and actor. Learn more about Gwyneth’s parents below.
Gwyneth Paltrow and mom Blythe Danner (Shutterstock)
Blythe, born February 3, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an award-winning actress who began her career in the late 1960s. A winner of several Emmy Awards and a Tony Award for her time on Broadway, Blythe’s earlier film credits include The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, and Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, among others, while more recent credits include Meet the Parents, Little Fockers, and The Lucky One. Her illustrious career also spans television, having starred in Will & Grace, Huff, and American Gods. The veteran actress has also starred opposite her daughter in films Cruel Doubt and Sylvia, as well as a theatrical production of The Seagull in 1994.
It’s clear Blythe has a close bond with her daughter. For her 78th birthday in February, Gwyneth paid homage to the “beautiful creature” of a mother. “This beautiful creature fills our hearts with so much warmth,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “She gets words and names mixed up in the most hilarious and unique of ways. She is full of life and incredibly strong. She loves her grandchildren more than anything in the world. She loves Bill Evans, eating leftovers and keeping her own company. I admire so many things about her and today is her birthday.” Blythe echoed her love for her grandchildrenApple, 17, and Moses, 15, in an interview with HollywoodLife in 2012, declaring, “I don’t feel like a grandmother with them. I get on my hands and knees and act like a complete fool! We have a lot of fun together.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and late father Bruce Paltrow (Everett Collection)
Bruce, born November 26, 1943 in New York, was a television and film producer, director, and writer best known for his work on Duets, A Little Sex, The White Shadow, and The Road Home, among many others. The late Emmy-nominated star died at the age of 58 in October 2002 from complications related to throat cancer, including pneumonia. He was diagnosed in 1999, a few months before he was slated to direct daughter Gwyneth in Duets, a project that marked his return to feature film after several TV projects. He was declared in remission by the time the film released in 2000. The Paltrow patriarch passed away in Italy, where he was visiting with daughter Gwyneth to celebrate her 30th birthday.
Following her father’s death, Gwyneth met her first husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, whom she wed in 2003. (They split in 2016 and continue to co-parent Apple and Moses.) Bruce’s death inspired the popular Coldplay song “Fix You,” which her ex-husband wrote for her following the loss. “‘Fix You’ was about him trying to put me back together after my dad died,” Gwyneth explained while on The Howard Stern Show in 2015. “I think it’s pretty nice.” According to Rolling Stone, Chris even plays his late father-in-law’s keyboard in the original recording of the song. In an interview with Sirius XM’s My Favorite Song with John Benjamin Hickey in 2016, Gwyneth said Chris’ music helped her brother and her “through that death.”