Gilligan’s Island star Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann Summers on the hit show from 1964-67, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 82. Wells’ publicist said that the actress died of causes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Wells appeared on countless television programs, including Bonanza, The Love Boat, Gilligan’s Planet, Growing Pains,Baywatch,Columbo and Roseanne, among many others. She reprised her character of Mary Ann in the TV movies Rescue from Gilligan’s Island (1978), The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island (1979) and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island (1981).
Wells was crowned Miss Nevada in 1959 at age 20 and competed in the Miss America pageant the following year. In 1960, she graduated from the University of Washington with a drama degree. She went on to marry talent agent Larry Rosen in 1962, but they divorced five years later in 1967.
In 2018, Wells’ good friend Dugg Kirkpatrick launched a fundraiser to help the actress pay off medical bills. Wells had been struggling to make ends meet and she allegedly suffered “an unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months” and needed the funds to “alleviate penalties by the IRS” and cover her hospital costs. The fundraiser raised $205,510.
Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu is a new mom. Wu’s manager, Larry Taube, confirmed that Wu, 38, welcomed her first child, a daughter, with her boyfriend, musician Ryan Kattner, over the summer.
Wu has kept out of the public eye during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has her Instagram and Twitter accounts labeled as “defunct.”
Wu played Jessica Huang on the ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, which ended in February after six seasons. She also portrayed Rachel Chu in the film Crazy Rich Asians and will reprise the role in a sequel. Kattner performs in the rock band Man Man under the name Honus Honus.
Justin Bieber revealed he will be performing his new song “Anyone” on New Year’s Eve, December 31st.
“Oh yeah I’m performing my new single #ANYONE during #BieberNYE tomorrow night,” Justin shared on Twitter, and retweeted a video from April with Hailey Bieber and pastor Judah Smith, sharing that he had recorded the song that day.
Justin shared in a statement: “I’ve worked with T-Mobile for a long time — they’re such a fun brand, and we’re working on more surprises to watch out for during this special night. I can’t wait to partner on this epic New Year’s Eve concert with them, and give everyone a safe way to kick 2020 out the door, together.”
The concert event will begin at 8:15pm MST and will re-air twice on New Year’s Day. You can purchase tickets at JustinBieberNYE.com.
Warner Bros. officially announced that a third Wonder Woman movie is in the works. Star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are returning for the next chapter. Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich said, “As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able continue her story with our real life Wonder Women — Gal and Patty — who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy.”
Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, was released in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max simultaneously on Friday. The home release was adopted as many movie theaters remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Warner Bros. announced earlier this month that it will release all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max. The Wonder Woman character will be also appear next year in filmmaker Zack Snyder’s miniseries revamp of the 2017 movie Justice League.
29-year-old actress Emma Roberts has welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with partner Garrett Hedlund. Roberts gave birth on Sunday in Los Angeles, sources told TMZ. Roberts and Hedlund reportedly named the newborn Rhodes.
Roberts confirmed her pregnancy on Instagram in August, writing, “Me…and my two favorite guys,” alongside photos of Hedlund and her baby bum. The stars later celebrated with an intimate baby shower in October, attended by only 15 people due to COVID. Roberts wrote of the special day, “So grateful to my family and pod for making my pregnancy feel so celebrated during such wild times.”
Roberts and Hedlund started dating around March 2019. Roberts has explained that her endometriosis diagnosis affected her fertility and she had to freeze her eggs to ensure she could have children.
Sisters Aly & AJ have dropped a new and explicit version of their 2007 hit “Potential Breakup Song.” Thirteen years after its initial release, the song is more popular than ever, having had a major resurgence in 2020 on TikTok, with many TikTok users featuring the song in their videos.
This explicit version is much edgier than the original version, with curse words added to the lyrics. As for Aly & AJ, the sisters changed their duo name to 78violet in 2009 but returned to their original name in 2015 and have released two EPs since then: Ten Years and Sanctuary. In addition to the new “Potential Breakup Song,” Aly & AJ also have the single “Slow Dancing” out now.
Take a listen to the new version of “Potential Breakup Song” – here.
Billie Eilish took to Instagram Stories and asked fans to offer suggestions of photos she would share. The singer posted photos of her dogs, some never-before-seen selfies, and her reaction to viewing her Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry documentary. But when Eilish was asked to post a drawing that she was proud of, Eilish shared a sketchbook page filled with caricature drawings of nude women, which caused an internet uproar.
A short time after posting the sketches, Eilish’s Instagram page lost close to 100,000 followers. Eilish reacted by finding the situation funny, calling those offended by the drawings “babies.”
Check out screenshots from Eilish’s story in the link below.
Actress Lori Loughlin was released early from federal prison in California on Monday after serving a two-month sentence in connection with the college admissions cheating investigation. Loughlin was released two months after reporting to the prison in October for her role in a scheme to get her daughters admitted to college in Southern California. It was the same San Francisco-area facility where actress Felicity Huffman also served time last year for a related conviction.
Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were both sentenced in August after pleading guilty in Boston to conspiring to fraudulently secure admission for their two daughters to the University of Southern California. The couple were part of a group of wealthy parents, college staffers and coaches that prosecutors said were caught in a scam led by William “Rick” Singer designed to get their children admitted to selective colleges. Singer would work with college admissions personnel and athletic coaches to fraudulently admit the students as athletes.
Prosecutors said Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 to have their two daughters admitted to USC as crew recruits, even though neither girl had even played the sport. Giannulli reported to prison last month to serve a five-month sentence.
Deadliest Catch star Nick McGlashan has died at age 33.n McGlashan, a fisherman and television personality, died Sunday in Nashville. McGlashan’s cause of death has not yet been determined.
Discovery Channel, which airs Deadliest Catch, expressed its sympathy in a statement:“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Nick’s loved ones during this difficult time,” the network said. “Nick came from a long line of crabbers and was known for his great depth of knowledge. He also had a sharp sense of humor even in the most difficult conditions. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.”
According to his official bio, McGlashan was a seventh generation fisherman who started crabbing at age 13. He appeared in 78 episodes of Deadliest Catch, beginning in 2013 and spanning through this year. McGlashan struggled with an alcohol and drug addiction in the past and entered rehab during Season 13; according to his bio, he “battled endlessly to stay sober and embrace a new sober lifestyle.”