Thomas Meehan, Writer of ‘Annie,’ ‘Hairspray’ and ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 88
Thomas Meehan, the Tony Award-winning writer of “Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers,” has died at the age of 88. Meehan’s collaborator Martin Charnin confirmed the news to Playbill on Tuesday. “It’s a great loss. It’s incalculable. I have a huge hole in my heart right now,” he said. Meehan holds the distinction of being the only writer to have written three Broadway shows that ran for more than 2,000 performances. He earned Tonys for all three of those works, “Annie” in 1977, “The Producers” in 2001 and “Hairspray” in 2002. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) His other credits include “Young Frankenstein, »
- Reid Nakamura
Shailene Woodley Mulls Congressional Run: ‘I’m Not Going to Rule it Out’
Watch out, Kid Rock; you have new competition in the celebrities maybe-possibly-running-for-office sweepstakes. “Divergent” star Shailene Woodley signaled her interest in running for office in an interview with the New York Times published Monday, saying she’s not going to rule out the possibility. “There was a point last year when I was working for Bernie Sanders where I thought, ‘Huh, maybe I’ll run for Congress in a couple years,'” the actress responded, when asked if she has political ambitions. “And you know what? I’m not going to rule it out. Who knows? Life is big, and I’m young. »
- Tim Kenneally
George & Amal Clooney Donate $1 Million To Fight Hate Groups
Responding to the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the initial reluctance of President Donald Trump to condemn the actions of white supremacists, the Southern Poverty Law Center (Splc) is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase the capacity of the SPLC to combat hate groups in America. The George & Amal Clooney Foundation has bestowed a $1 million grant through the Clooney Foundation for Justice. “Amal… »
Lindsey Vonn Calls Leaked Nude Photos of Her & Ex Tiger Woods a ‘Despicable Invasion of Privacy’ After Personal Phone Is Hacked
Lindsey Vonn is the latest victim of female celebrity phone hacking, People has learned.
While the hack of Vonn’s personal cell phone – and subsequent leaked intimate photos of her and ex-boyfriend Tiger Woods – left the Olympic skier stunned, she is ready to fight back.
“It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos,” Vonn’s spokesman says in an exclusive statement to People.
“Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private »
- Elizabeth Leonard
Miles Teller Is Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Keleigh Sperry
Wedding bells are in the future for Miles Teller.
The Whiplash star, 30, proposed to girlfriend Keleigh Sperry while on a safari in South Africa, according to Sperry’s sister, Christie Sperry York, who posted photos of the newly engaged couple on Instagram Monday evening.
“These 2 got engaged while on an African Safari over the weekend!!” Sperry York wrote in the caption. “Can’t believe the last Sperry girl is engaged! Love both of you guys to pieces and so incredibly happy for this new chapter in your love story! @keleigh_sperry.”
Reps for Teller did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment. »
- Alexia Fernandez
Tyrese Gibson Is in ‘Recovery Mode’ After Undergoing 3-Hour Surgery
Tyrese Gibson is doing well and in recovery after undergoing surgery.
The Fate of the Furious star, 38, posted a photo of himself from a hospital bed as his daughter Shayla hugged him on Monday.
“By my side…….. My Amazing wife and Daughter has been by my side every step of the way…. When it comes down to the real stuff no one is ever there but family……,” Gibson wrote in the caption.
“Father God I thank you for your extended grace and mercy 3 hour surgery I made it through,” Gibson continued. “I was in the middle of my procedure during the eclipse, »
- Alexia Fernandez
Ian Somerhalder Writes Loving Note to ‘Inspiring’ Wife Nikki Reed After Birth of Their Daughter
The former Vampire Diaries star, 38, penned a love note on Instagram to Reed, 29, on Monday, after the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder in July.
“Just a quick note to you my beautiful wife,” the actor began. “You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you’ll read this when you wake.”
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- Alexia Fernandez
Kevin Hart Says ‘All I Do Is Laugh’ in Cryptic Response to Ex-Wife Torrei’s Cheating Claims
“Going to be honest with you people, I’m at a point where I can’t even be shocked anymore. All I do is laugh man,” Hart, 38, said in a selfie video uploaded to his Instagram Story on Monday evening.
“Even after writing a book, a very good book, about my life in great detail … still not enough?” the actor continued in a separate clip.
“Even after talking about my life in my stand up specials, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Brian Austin Green Reveals He and Megan Fox Are Considering Having a 4th Child After Reconciling
The 44-year-old actor appeared on Facebook Live with Hollywood Pipeline‘s Dax Holt on Monday, where he was asked about having more kids with Fox.
“I have four boys now, a fifth is a basketball team,” he joked. “So that would be kind of awesome.”
Green and Fox, 31, are parents of three — Noah Shannon, 4, Bodhi Ransom, 3, and Journey River, 1 — while Green also has a son, 15-year-old Kassius, from a previous relationship.
- Dave Quinn
Tyrese Gibson Shares Photo From Hospital Bed After Surgery: ‘God Has A Way Of Forcing Us To Slow Down’
Tyrese Gibson is thankful for his family and fans as he recovers from surgery. The “Fate of the Furious” star shared a pic from the hospital to Instagram on Monday, where he’s sweetly hugged by his daughter after undergoing an unknown procedure. “By my side…….. My Amazing wife and Daughter has been by my side […] »
- Brent Furdyk
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