Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Connection to Unsolved Girl Scout Murders

Were it not for a minor illness, Kristin Chenoweth‘s life could’ve looked a lot different.

The Tony Award winning actress reveals she was supposed to go on a camping trip to Camp Scott with her fellow Girl Scouts in June 1977. On the expedition, three young girls, Lori Lee Farmer, 8, Doris Denise Milner, 10, and Michele Heather Guse, 9, were sexually assaulted and murdered as the other campers slept nearby.

Now, 45 years later, Chenoweth is returning to her home state of Oklahoma in the ABC documentary Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, in which she and investigators look deeper into the unsolved case.

“I should have been on that trip, but I had gotten sick,” Chenoweth explains in a trailer released May 16. “It has stuck with me my whole life. I could have been one of them.”

The actress adds, “It haunts me every day, but this story needs to be told.”

Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr Engaged: See Her Ring

Attention, Upper East Siders: E! News here with some big news: Jessica Szohr is engaged.

That’s right! The Gossip Girl alum, who portrayed Vanessa Abrams on the hit CW series, is set to tie the knot with her boyfriend Brad Richardson, she confirmed on Instagram May 16. Alongside a black-and-white selfie of the couple—and her gorgeous diamond ring—Jessica wrote, “I said yes!”

After sharing the news, the couple was flooded with well-wishes from fans and friends, including her former co-star Chace Crawford, who wrote, “Love you guys.”

Actress Eiza González sent her congratulations to the duo, as did The Vampire Diaries star Claire Holt. Jessica’s pal Nina Dobrev commented a series of heart emojis.

This relationship news comes just over a year after the actress, who most recently starred in The Orville, and her ice hockey player beau welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Bowie Ella Richardson. They started dating in 2018.

Why Stranger Things Season 4 Is “Horrific Psychologically”

Hawkins, Indiana, has never been an ideal home for the faint of heart, but now it’s worse than ever.

Stranger Things fans have watched the town get terrorized by Demogorgons and mind flayers three seasons in a row, but according to David Harbour—who plays Hawkins’ chief of police Jim Hopper—things really hit the fan in the highly-anticipated fourth season.

“It’s quite horrific psychologically,” Harbour exclusively told E! News’ Daily Pop at the Netflix premiere on May 14. “It takes a toll on a lot of people.”

This time around, he said, “there’s a new brain to the monster, [and] it’s gonna destroy people in all kinds of new ways.”

Surely his adopted daughter, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), and her beloved group of friends—Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max Mayfield (Sadie Sink)—won’t actually be destroyed, right? It’s hard to say. After all, said Harbour, “there’s a logic to who survives Hawkins.”

Watch Southern Charm’s Dramatic Season 8 Trailer

Everyone’s favorite Charmers are back.

Bravo just released the highly anticipated trailer for season eight of Southern Charm, which premieres June 23, and it is a doozy.

Leva Bonaparte, Craig ConoverKathryn Dennis, Austen Kroll, Madison LeCroy and Shep Rose are all returning, as are Charleston Grand Dame Patricia Altschul and Craig’s ex-girlfriend Naomie Olindo, who took last season off.

The supertease reveals that Craig and Naomie recently hooked up prior to his relationship with Summer House‘s Paige DeSorbo.

“I feel like you’re awkward around me a little bit,” Naomie tells Craig, who replies, “We’re not just exes, we hooked up recently.”

Later, Paige tells Craig, “I think that hanging out one-on-one with an ex while you are dating someone is inappropriate.”

There’s also major drama between Craig and BFF Austen as they get into a physical fight with Craig putting Austen in a headlock and telling him to “say I’m sorry.”

Matt Lucas and Piers Morgan praise ‘brave’ Jake Daniels as footballer comes out as gay | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“But off the pitch, I’ve been hiding the real me and who I really am. I’ve known my whole life that I’m gay, and I now feel that I’m ready to come out and be myself. It’s a step into the unknown being one of the first footballers in this country to reveal my sexuality, but I’ve been inspired by Josh Cavallo, Matt Morton and athletes from other sports, like Tom Daley, to have the courage and determination to drive change.

“In reaching this point, I’ve had some of the best support and advice from my family, my Club, my agent and Stonewall, who have all been incredibly proactive in putting my interests and welfare first. I have also confided in my teammates in the youth team here at Blackpool, and they too have embraced the news and supported my decision to open up and tell people.

“I’ve hated lying my whole life and feeling the need to change to fit in. I want to be a role model myself by doing this. There are people out there in the same space as me that may not feel comfortable revealing their sexuality. I just want to tell them that you don’t have to change who you are or how you should be just to fit in. You being you, and being happy, is what matters most.”

Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Nolan libel case hears of Jamie’s England days | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The comment came during the ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial at London’s High Court, where Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney for libel. Harpreet Robertson, a family liaison officer for the Football Association, gave evidence this afternoon about Rooney’s claim Vardy sat behind Coleen Rooney at a Euros match in 2016 to “boost her public profile”.

Rooney accused Vardy’s account of leaking information from her private Instagram account in October 2019.

During the trial she has argued Vardy “actively wanted to be famous” and heard reports the fellow WAG had sat behind her during a match against Wales.

Vardy claimed during the trial she sat behind the Rooney family as they were sitting in her seats – which Mrs Robertson said in a statement is “simply untrue”.

Mrs Robertson also claimed in the statement that Vardy “grabbed her” at a 2018 World Cup match to complain about her seats.

In her witness statement, Mrs Robertson said: “It appeared that she wanted to be sat in the seats that were right in the eye line of anyone looking at, or photographing, Coleen.

“Indeed, her behaviour during the game suggested to me that her focus was little or nothing to do with the football match. I remember that Becky was constantly on her phone, often taking selfies and generally showing very little interest in the match itself.”

Hugh Tomlinson QC, for Vardy, asked Mrs Robertson today if she “spent her time observing family members at matches”.

Giving evidence, Mrs Robertson said: “It’s not a criticism, it’s a point of fact. I barely watch a match myself because I’m concerned about any issues in the box in front of me, so I sit in the back so I can do that.”

Mrs Robertson said when she entered the stands at the start of the match, Vardy was not sitting in her allocated seats and two of her party were sitting in seats she had reserved for herself and security.

The court heard Vardy’s seats were several rows in front of Rooney and on the opposite side of the section.

She said in her witness statement: “I asked them to move but they refused and were incredibly rude and abusive to me, remarking words to the effect of ‘we can sit where we like, f*** off’.

“An altercation followed which almost reduced me to tears. I soon realised that these people were the guests of Becky

“Becky was sat in the row in front of my seats, and where two of her guests were now sitting, in the row directly behind Coleen and her family, who were sat in the seats that had always been allocated to them.

“Becky could plainly hear what was being said between me and her guests. I recall that Becky’s guests were a man who had a private plane (and his sons), and that Becky would sometimes travel on his private plane.”

Asked how she could remember seating allocations from six years ago, Mrs Roberton told the court: “I remember seating allocations for matches where there are issues.”

She said she did not know if Vardy “deliberately” sat in the seats behind Rooney but said: “In my opinion, at the time and from the information I gathered from my colleagues there were plenty of options for seating. And she chose at that time, in my opinion, to sit in those seats.”

In her statement, Mrs Robertson said the pair again clashed at the 2018 World Cup because Vardy wasn’t happy about her seats.

She said: “At the World Cup 2018 semi-final between England and Croatia, I recall that just before kick-off Becky had once again decided she would not sit in the seats allocated to her.

“All of the category 1 seats are good viewing but I would often rotate the ‘better’ seats to keep things fair and this time it was Becky’s turn to sit further back – by just 8 rows.

“Becky decided to sit a few rows further forward and when I walked past her to my seat, she grabbed me to complain that she was not happy with the seats she had been given.”

Rooney’s brother Joe McLoughlin, who works for sports PR Triple S Group, was also called as a witness for a brief questioning by Mr Tomlinson this afternoon.

He told the court he would sometimes put posts on his sister’s public Instagram account with her permission.

But he said he was “shocked” when Rooney sent him the post about Vardy to publish.

Mr McLoughlin said: “I received the call from Coleen. I just said it was a shock to me and she said ‘I will have to tell you about it but can you just post it’. I was shocked.”

The trial continues.

Louise Minchin’s husband’s warning led to BBC Breakfast exit: ‘You’ll know when it’s over’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Louise Minchin, 53, has revealed her husband, David Minchin’s, words were ringing in her ear just before she made the decision to leave BBC Breakfast. David had warned the star “you’ll know when it’s over”. Last September, she presented the show for the final time alongside her co-host Dan Walker.

 It was, she insists, a decision completely unconnected to her recent traumatic stalking experience.

Louise said: “The main reason was the hours. There’s an assumption you get used to them but I never got used to getting up at 3.45am and it wasn’t good for me. 

“I loved the role but for years I lived in a cycle of tiredness, having to be incredibly regimented and organised about everything from my social life and bedtime to what I ate.

“Also, it was approaching my 20th anniversary there and I felt it had come to a natural end. My husband had always said, you’ll know when it’s over, and I did.

“I wanted to leave while I still loved the job. It was time for me to say goodbye and get some sleep,” the host told You magazine.

The TV presenter showed off her “rebel behaviour” recently, as she shared a snap of her clock on Instagram at 23.13pm and pointed out she was still “awake”.

Usually, Louise would be in bed long before that time, as she would need to get a good night’s sleep in order to wake up for her daily 3.45am alarm.

However, now she has quit BBC Breakfast, the star is able to be more “rebellious” and stay up late.

Since leaving BBC Breakfast, Louise has been a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and fronted a very personal documentary about stalking for ITV, after she was subjected to a terrifying campaign of stalking from a man who is now behind bars.

She joined Dan and her replacement, Sally Nugent, in the BBC studio last week to talk about HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) after a shortage of the treatment sparked concern.

Louise announced her return on Twitter in the early hours, telling her followers: “Good morning, I am on my way to @BBCBreakfast to talk about the #HRTshortages, have you had issues getting supplies and how does that make you feel?” 

Once in the studio, Louise talked about the effect going through menopause had on her, before she could get HRT and opened up about an issue at work that she’d kept hidden at the time.

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She told Dan and Sally: saying: “For me, it had a physical impact; I had heart palpitations, I had tinnitus, I had all sorts of things. 

“And I’m just going to give you one example of the real impact at work and I’ kinda feel nervous again, as I never told this to anyone at the time.

“I remember the brain fog is very real. 

“It was very real for me and I remember sitting where you are Sally and it makes me nervous to tell you.

“I was interviewing the then Chancellor, George Osbourne, and he was outside a JCB factory, so a very important interview on this lovely programme, lots of you watching and I couldn’t say the letters JCB.”

Louise added: “My brains just went into this extraordinary…and I just came off that day thinking, ‘My gosh! What is going on?’ 

“So these are very real problems; that was my problem at work and other people in different kinds of work have similar issues.”

Amber Heard testifies on Johnny’s claim she left faeces in his bed as she blames their dog | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Amber Heard has responded to ex-husband Johnny Depp’s claim in court that she left “human faecal matter” in their bed. She told the court today that the faeces was left by one of their dogs, having suffered from “bowel control issues” after it got into his stash of marijuana as a puppy. 

As the court was shown a photo of the faecal matter in the bed, Amber told her lawyer during direct examination that when she left for Coachella with some friends, the dogs were in the bed.

She claimed one of them, named Boo, was the culprit, having suffered from “bowel control issues” since she ate some of Johnny’s marijuana when she was a puppy. 

Earlier on in the trial, Johnny told the court Amber had defecated in his bed. 

He claimed it could not have been one of the dogs, because they are very small teacup Yorkies. 

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Jenkins had told the court Amber had admitted to him that the faeces was a prank that had gone wrong.

In response, Amber told her lawyer she was not in a “pranking mood” at the time, as she was about to divorce her husband. 

Johnny is suing Amber for $50million over a 2018 op ed in the Washington Post, in which she claimed to be a survivor of domestic abuse.

He claims he was the implied abuser and that it lost him work, including his famous role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Phillip Schofield sparks divide as viewers ‘switch off’ Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Phillip interviewed the Mission Impossible frontman after the This Morning host told Tom he and Julie had watched the actor’s latest offering Top Gun: Maverick which will premiere in the UK on Thursday.

ITV viewers hit out at the hosts for quizzing the actor on his new film during the Platinum Jubilee Celebration programme.

Meanwhile, Tom gushed over the Queen as he praised the longest-reigning British monarch.

“What she has accomplished is historic. She has met presidents, world leaders, people from all walks of life,” Tom said.

“Not just Americans, but the world knows the dignity, devotion and kindness, that is what I have always felt about her. Someone that understands her position and has held it through a history that’s just been extraordinary the past 70 years.”

 

Proof Cara Delevingne Had the Most Fun at the Billboard Music Awards

And the award for guest who had the most fun goes to…Cara Delevingne!

The supermodel had a blast from the moment she arrived at 2022 Billboard Music Awards on May 15, cheering on Megan Thee Stallion as the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper posed for pictures on the red carpet and even tossing the train of her friend’s dress to help get the perfect shot. In fact, she was ready to help everyone get iconic pics, lying down on the floor to snap photos of Doja CatFat Joe and DJ Khaled from different angles.

And when she wasn’t playing the role of photographer, she was chatting up with friends like Machine Gun KellyMegan Fox, Becky GAnitta and Diplo. And when Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott arrived with their 4-year-old daughter Stormi Webster, Cara went over to say hello—because who wouldn’t?

To close out the night, the 29-year-old headed to an after-party at TAO Las Vegas, which included guests like Sean “Diddy” Combs, who hosted the awards show, and MGK and Megan, who were celebrating her 36th birthday.