Matthew Morrison Exits So You Think You Can Dance

The news came after SYTYCD staple Nigel Lythgoe, who created the series alongside Simon Fuller and judged 16 of its seasons, confirmed that he won’t be returning.

“I am so thrilled that America’s young aspiring dance talent will get to work with some of our greatest creative choreographers,” Lythgoe tweeted in March. “On a personally sad note, I have not been asked to be on the judging panel this season. I don’t know who will be saying ‘Cue Music’ but I wish them well.”

Mary Murphy, who judged all but five seasons of SYTYCD, also did not return when the show’s latest run premiered earlier in May.

It’s expected that Fox will announce a new judge before the next wave of competition starts on June 15.

So You Think You Can Dance airs on Wednesdays 9 p.m. on Fox.

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2020 and 2021 were difficult for many of us. And, unfortunately, we are still facing many challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic in 2022. We still need to be diligent with hand washing and using hand sanitizer when we can’t access soap and water. Making sure that we are cautious is still top of mind and an effective way to do that is by wearing a protective face covering.

The N95 and K95 face masks can provide protection and prevent the spread of germs, but, unfortunately, they can also be pretty pricey, depending on where you shop. Check out some of the best deals we found below.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Husband Justin Mikita Expecting Baby No. 2

Jesse Tyler Ferguson‘s Modern Family is expanding!

On May 27, the actor shared the exciting news that he and husband Justin Mikita would be welcoming another child in a video on Instagram adding that he is “so excited” for his 22-month-old son, Beckett, to have a sibling.

In a lengthy caption, Jesse announced, “Our growing family will be a family of four later this fall!”

The actor used the moment to discuss the current political climate amid the devastating school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on May 24 and the threats to reproductive rights and trans rights across the country.

Jesse wrote, “Like the majority of people in this country right now, we are heartbroken at the attacks all over the country — from senseless gun violence to state by state attacks on our transgender family and an onslaught of attacks on women’s reproductive health.” 

The Modern Family star went on to note that the non-profit he created alongside Justin, Pronoun, is continuing to “raise funds for the incredible organizations on the ground fighting for LGBTQIA+ equality.”

 

Texas School Shooting Survivor Recounts Playing Dead

For Miah Cerrillo, a split-second choice may have saved her life in a terrifying tragedy.

The 11-year-old student at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, recalled the morning of May 24, when a 18-year-old gunman opened fire in her classroom.

Miah told CNN that after the gunman had targeted her fourth-grade class—taking the lives of teachers Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, as well as many of her friends—he moved to an adjoining classroom. While he was next door, Miah said she and a friend managed to grab their teacher’s cellphone to call 911, telling the dispatcher, “Please come … we’re in trouble.”

Fearing he would return, Miah said she took blood from a slain classmate and rubbed it on herself to play dead.

The grade schooler recalled laying on the floor for what felt like hours under the assumption police had not yet responded to the shooting. When Miah was finally rescued, she was taken to a the hospital for treatment of bullet fragment wounds, per CNN.

Alexis Bledel Announces Exit From The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexis Bledel‘s time on The Handmaid’s Tale has come to an end.

The actress, who has played Emily/Ofglen on all four seasons of the Hulu drama, announced she is exiting the show in a statement to E! News.

“After much thought, I felt I had to step away from The Handmaid’s Tale at this time,” Alexis said. “I am forever grateful to [creator] Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the cast and crew for their support.”

Alexis was nominated for an Emmy for each season of the series, winning the Guest Actress in a Drama Series trophy in 2017.

When viewers last saw Emily on the series, an adaptation of the classic Margaret Atwood novel, she and a group of escaped Handmaids murdered Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes), who had orchestrated a plea deal that would let him walk in exchange for his becoming a spy in Gilead.

Season five of The Handmaid’s Tale is expected to premiere on Hulu later this year.

Journey to the Upside Down With These Stranger Things Gifts

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After a long three year wait, Stranger Things season four has finally dropped on Netflix — and so has brand new merch! 

If you’re in the middle of watching season four thinking your collection is in need of an update, we’ve got great news. In honor of the new season, several big brands have dropped brand new Stranger Things collabs that you’ll want to shop and get your hands on ASAP. 

For instance, MAC released a very cool MAC x Stranger Things collection featuring playful bright colors to represent 1986 Hawkins High, as well as dark, subversive shades to represent the eerie Upside Down. There are two palettes, six Lipglasses and two powder blushes, all of which are in limited edition themed packaging. As a bonus, you can even score a free Hawkins High fanny pack with the purchase of two MAC x Stranger Things items. 

Quicksilver also dropped their Stranger Things collab, which features several collections inspired by season four. There’s the 1986 & The Upside Down (our personal fave), the Character Wardrobe collection, Surfer Boy Pizza, Lenora Hills Surf Club and the Hellfire Surf Club collection. If you’re a big fan of the show, we highly recommend checking these out. They’re stylish, fun and total obsession-worthy. 

Speaking of obsession-worthy, E! News has a new digital series called While You Were Streaming, where we recap the biggest moments from all the best shows like Stranger Things. Be sure to check that out on Twitter @enews

Whether you’re in need of a quick shopping break or you’ve already finished every episode that just dropped, we’ve rounded up some must-have Stranger Things gifts inspired by all four seasons. Check those out below. 

Winona Ryder Says New Stranger Things Focuses on Teen Issues

The stars of Stranger Things aren’t so little any more.

Season four of the hit Netflix series may be full of scares, but according to Winona Ryder—who plays Joyce Byers—the show’s characters still remain the heart of the series.

“It has progressively gotten more frightening,” the actress told E! News’ Daily Pop. “But what I love about it is it does keep that sort of personal heart, love, sort of, connection with the kids and the difficulty of being a teenager.”

Noting that adults are quick to write off certain behaviors as kids being kids, Ryder said that teens endure “just as much pain and confusion. It’s like a war for them.”

As a former teen star herself—starring in 80s hits like Beetlejuice, Lucas, and Heathers—Ryder stated that she’s “very protective” of the show’s younger stars.

“I have mixed feelings about kids in the industry,” she said, “but we’ve really scored with these kids.”

Justin and Hailey Bieber Turn Up the Heat and PDA During Cabo Getaway

Justin Bieber took Hailey Bieber up to the north, and now they’re having some fun in the south.

The couple was spotted out on a snorkeling excursion in the open waters near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on May 26. Clad in a colorful bikini, Hailey went swimming with her husband—who caught some rays in a pair of purple swim trunks—and explored the nearby coves before returning to their boat. While standing on the deck, the two shared a sweet hug before drying off.

An eyewitness tells E! News that Justin and Hailey looked “very happy” during the outing, noting that they pair were giggling and “holding each other close” throughout the day.

“Justin was doting on her and always taking care of her,” the onlooker said. “They had a great time and seem to be more in love than ever.”

During their sunny stay, Justin and Hailey were also seen out at the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, where they cuddled up and kissed on a golf cart.

Laura Hamilton announces mysterious new project for ITV during A Place in the Sun break | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“The role play you entertained me with when I was a little girl, playing shops and hairdressers, a time I remember well.

“Nan, I am grateful for the times we shared over the last 40 years.

“Now you are in a better place to erase away all those fears.”

Delivering a poignant piece of poetry, she continued to write: “As I stroked your arm and tickled your hand, I cried many a tear as you left for a far away land.”

Finally, she concluded: “Now you are at peace Nan. I Love you Laura xxx”

TV legend Lionel Blair left £1.2million to his wife | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Lionel, who enjoyed eight decades in showbiz but was best-known recently as a team captain in ITV’s Give Us A Clue, passed away aged 92 last November. The star was a staunch believer in the importance of his family and attributed the success of his marriage to Susan.

He once said: “We’ve got a very, very normal family, and for me everything comes back to family. If they’re sad, I’m sad. I want them to be happy all the time.”

He and Susan, 75, had three children, Daniel, Matt and Lucy and three grandchildren, who are all trustees to the estate.

The family lived in a £1.3million house in Banstead, Surrey, which Lionel saw as a retreat from his hectic show life.

The much-loved performer was born Henry Lionel Ogus in Canada in 1928. His family moved to Stamford, north London two years later.

He began acting aged 13, with his elder sister Joyce.