10:33am PST, Jan 7, 2022
A life nicely lived
Betty White was apparently pondering of her late husband as she took her final breath. On Jan. 3, “Mama’s Household” star Vicki Lawrence — who labored with Betty on the present — informed Web page Six a bittersweet story about Betty’s final moments. Vicki mentioned she reached out to mutual pal Carol Burnett after listening to information of Betty’s Dec. 31, 2021, death. “I texted Carol and mentioned, ‘This simply sucks. I hate this. It is simply horrible to see the folks you’re keen on a lot go away,'” Vicki shared. “Carol wrote again and mentioned, ‘I do know, I do know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was together with her when she handed, and he or she mentioned the final phrase out of her mouth was ‘Allen'” — the title of Betty’s late third husband, “Password” host Allen Ludden, who died from abdomen most cancers in 1981. “How candy is that?” Vicki added. “I mentioned, ‘That’s so candy. God, I hope that is true. For all of us, I actually hope it is true, a stunning thought.'”
Confirmed father of three
To the shock of virtually no person, Tristan Thompson has acknowledged that he did, certainly, father a 3rd little one — all while he was still dating Khloe Kardashian. On Jan. 3, the much-maligned NBA participant shared a message on his Instagram Story that learn, “At this time, paternity check outcomes reveal that I fathered a toddler with Maralee Nichols. I take full duty for my actions. Now that paternity has been established I stay up for amicably elevating our son. I sincerely apologize to everybody I’ve damage or upset all through this ordeal each publicly and privately.” Previous to this, textual content messages allegedly despatched from from Tristan to Maralee, a former private coach and health mannequin with whom he had an affair, revealed he informed her he wouldn’t be part of the kid’s life. He additionally disputed the child’s paternity throughout Maralee’s being pregnant — she mentioned she conceived after they attached in a Texas resort room on his thirtieth birthday in March 2021 — however that’s now resolved. After his prolonged message, Tristan addressed Khloe instantly. “Khloé, you do not deserve this. You do not deserve the heartache and humiliation I’ve brought about you,” he wrote. “You do not deserve the best way I’ve handled you through the years. My actions actually haven’t lined up with the best way I view you. I’ve the utmost respect and love for you. No matter what it’s possible you’ll suppose. Once more, I’m so extremely sorry.” After Tristan’s public acknowledgment, Maralee’s publicist mentioned, “There was by no means any doubt that Tristan Thompson was the daddy of Maralee Nichols’ child.”
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Arrested once more
Britney Spears’ first ex-husband has discovered himself in hassle with the regulation but once more. Jason Alexander, who was infamously married to the pop star for 55 hours again in 2004, was arrested on Dec. 30, 2021, in Franklin, Tennessee, for violating of an order of safety and aggravated stalking, Web page Six reported on Jan. 5. It is not identified who he allegedly stalked. A listening to is scheduled for Feb. 17. This marks Jason’s third arrest in 12 months. The well-known ex was arrested in Nashville in January 2021 on DUI and drug prices, together with driving beneath the affect, illegal use of drug paraphernalia and possession or informal alternate of a managed substance. Final summer time, Jason was additionally arrested for allegedly breaching security at a Tennessee airport. In regard to his latest arrest, Jason was taken to the Williamson County Jail and held on a $30,000 bond earlier than being launched.
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Sidney Poitier, the primary Black performer to win an Oscar for finest actor, died on Jan. 6, 2022. He was 94. With the passing, Sidney leaves behind one of many extra spectacular legacies in fashionable historical past. Along with his Oscar, Sidney acquired a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a knighthood. “I treasured him. I adored him,” Oprah Winfrey tweeted after the dying. Morgan Freeman added, “Sidney was my inspiration, my guiding mild, my pal.”
Hilary Duff was mom-shamed (once more) after seemingly permitting her 3-year-old daughter, Banks, to journey behind a automobile with no automotive seat. On Jan. 3, the actress’s “Youthful” co-star Molly Bernard shared a clip of her and Banks having enjoyable within the backseat of a automotive. Hilary and her husband, Matthew Koma, could be seen within the entrance seat. Social media critics instantly bagged on the couple (and Molly) for what they felt was a transparent security breach, as Banks wasn’t absolutely strapped in with a seatbelt, nor was a automotive or booster seat seen. A number of media shops famous that in California, the place Hilary and Matthew dwell, youngsters beneath 8 have to be secured in a automotive seat or booster seat within the again seat, per the regulation. Hilary did not touch upon the backlash, however Matthew took purpose at a number of haters. “You really are a hero for talking up,” he jabbed one one who beneficial a automotive seat firm. He informed one other, “You are the sort of one who cuts up a child’s Apple sauce, hey?”
Regrets, Andy’s Cohen’s had just a few… Well, one, truly. The Bravo scion was the speak of the week following his annual drunken New Yr’s Eve internet hosting gig for CNN alongside pal Anderson Cooper. Throughout this system, Andy threw again pictures, scorched former New York Mayor Invoice de Blasio and did not mince phrases about ABC’s competing New Yr’s broadcast. On Jan. 3, just a few days after the evening-into-early morning broadcast, Andy mentioned he regretted one factor — calling Ryan Seacrest and the ABC broadcast a “group of losers.” “The solely factor that I remorse saying, the one factor is that I slammed the ABC broadcast and I actually like Ryan Seacrest and he is an amazing man. And I actually remorse saying that, and I used to be simply silly and drunk and feeling it,” he mentioned on his SiriusXM present. In the course of the present, he additionally ranted about his ideas on the band Journey with out Steve Perry as its lead singer. (They carried out on the ABC New Yr’s Eve present that Ryan hosted.) “I used to be persevering with the Journey rant and I simply saved speaking and I should not have, and I felt dangerous about that. So that’s the solely factor,” he mentioned. “It is the one factor.” Andy later informed Howard Stern that he textual content Ryan the next day.
Peter Dante, who appears to have a memorable function in almost each Adam Sandler film, was caught on video ripping into the hostess of a Los Angeles restaurant who appeared to disclaim him service for not sporting a face masks as required. “You already know you are rubbish, proper?” he informed the hostess within the video printed by TMZ. “Return to wherever the f*** you return to high school.” Pete was attempting to dine at Quarters Korean BBQ in L.A.’s Koreatown space however was reportedly informed he would not be served due to his refusal to put on a masks. The actor then started tearing into the hostess, who was standing in entrance of a clearly seen signal that learn “No Masks No Entry.” After calling the lady a “c***,” he requested to talk to her boss. Pete later bought verbally aggressive with one other restaurant staffer, however he finally left with out incident.
Jana Duggar has fessed as much as her crime. The previous “19 Youngsters and Counting” star pleaded guilty to a third-degree rely of endangering the welfare of a minor in Arkansas, TMZ reported on Jan. 5, citing courtroom paperwork. The case is now closed. The eldest daughter within the Duggar clan was cited on Sept. 9, 2021, after a younger little one slipped out of the home alone whereas she was babysitting. A passerby referred to as police; the kid was unhurt. As a part of her plea, Jana reportedly paid $880 in fines and costs, with $100 of that going towards one thing referred to as the Baby Sufferer Crime Price.