Celebrity Scoop – 02/24/2020
MEGHAN TRAINOR’S DAD HIT BY A CAR – (02/24/2020)
Meghan Trainor’s father is “in stable condition” after getting hit by a car, her representative, Luke Burland, confirmed Sunday.
The singer shared a black-and-white throwback photo with Gary Trainor on Sunday, letting fans know she’s “with my dad now.” A photo on her Instagram story appears to show Meghan holding her father’s hand from a hospital bed.
“Thank you for all your sweet messages,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “It was all very scary but he is the strongest man I know.”
Gary was hit by a car Friday night in Los Angeles while crossing the street. The accident was an apparent hit and run.
Gary Trainor played a huge part in Meghan’s musical upbringing in Nantucket; she grew up singing in her Methodist church, where he played organ, and she, along with her brother Justin and her aunt Lisa, played with him in a local cover band as well. In her 2016 Billboard cover story, Meghan even credits her dad for inspiring his vocal style.
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HILARY DUFF PUTS ‘CREEPY’ PHOTOGRAPHER ON BLAST – (02/24/2020)
Hilary Duff hit up Instagram after a photographer approached her and her children, and started taking pictures of them without her permission. Her kids were playing football with several other kids.
The 32-year-old recorded her exchange with him on Instagram: “Paparazzi shooting KIDS Go ‘practice’ your photography on ADULTS! Creep! Laws need to change! This is stalking minors! Disgusting!”
The cellphone footage shows Duff approaching the photographer and asking him if he knew anyone playing. When he admitted that he didn’t, she asked him to stop snapping shots, and he replied: “It’s legal.”
Duff continued: “I’m asking you human-to-human, as a mother, if you don’t know anyone here, would you please stop taking pictures of our children playing football.”
He continued, saying he was “practicing his photography” and that Duff’s anger was “unwarranted.”
He then told Duff she was herself making the situation “creepy,” then put his hand over her cellphone camera lens.
Duff’s friends, including Busy Phillipps, had her back. In a comment, she wrote: “This isn’t about his job or his ‘rights.’ This is about his OWN perceived POWER over others. I imagine it’s the only time this pathetic person feels any power in his life. I know it’s illegal for an adult not with a child to be inside a playground- how is taking pictures of children without parental consent legal?!??”
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‘FRIENDS’ REUNION SET FOR ‘HBO MAX; – (02/24/2020)
The cast of Friends is reuniting on HBO Max. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are starring in a reunion special for the forthcoming streamer; the service drops in May.
Just don’t call it a reboot or a revival. The six former costars and real-life pals will chat about their show; they reportedly are getting a hefty payday for the special. The taped unscripted reunion special will be directed by Ben Winston.
“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together—we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president, TBS, TNT, and truTV, said in a statement. “I became aware of Friends when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends—and audiences—gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”
The mega-hit NBC sitcom ran for 10 seasons, and the reunion has been long-rumored and eagerly sought after by generations of fans. The show, which ran from 1994-2004, got a second life on Netflix, and found a diehard set of fans among millennials and Gen-Zers.
WarnerMedia’s HBO Max snapped the service off of Netflix and bought exclusive rights for the streamer for next five years.
Will Ross and Rachel end up being on a break? TBD.
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