Christy Carlson Romano Dated This Disney Channel Crush IRL

The real-life Disney Channel romance we never knew we needed.

Christy Carlson Romano spilled all the tea during an exclusive interview with E! News, where she answered fans’ burning questions. One Twitter user even asked if she ever had a crush on a fellow Disney Original Movie star.

“I dated my DCOM crush actually,” she revealed in the exclusive E! News clip on June 7. “My DCOM crush was Shawn Ashmore.”

Christy, 38, said she “went on a few dates” with the actor after starring together in the 2002 Disney Channel movie Cadet Kelly, but the relationship ended there.

She continued, “It was nothing serious and he was a true gentleman,” adding, “he’s a very nice guy.”

While Christy and Shawn, 42, didn’t live happily ever after, she met and fell in love with writer-producer Brendan Rooney while studying at Barnard College. The couple tied the knot in 2013 and now share daughters Isabella, 7, and Sophia, 3. 

13 Fashion & Beauty Brands That Support LGBTQIA+ Efforts Year-Round

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Chances are, your inbox is full of promotional e-mails from brands talking about their new colorful rainbow collections in honor of Pride. While we’re all for brands partnering with LGBTQIA+ charities and organizations this month, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and supporting equality efforts is not just reserved for June. There are many brands that actually support the community all year long. 

For example? Fully-inclusive, gender neutral clothing brand TomboyX, has given more than $100,000 to various LGBTQIA+ causes and organizations, as well as made it their company mission to create products that solve problems for the LGBTQIA+ community that’s often hyper-sexualized and underrepresented. There’s also Milk Makeup, who is a longtime partner of The Center, which is a downtown NYC-based safe space that provides vital programming and resources to the LGBTQIA+ community.

Rihanna‘s Savage X Fenty creates lingerie and other bold pieces that can be worn by anyone and everyone. Savage X Fenty and Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, also give back to numerous organizations throughout year like GLAAD and For The Gworls, which raises money to help Black transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, doctors visits and more. 

We’ve rounded up some brands that support LGBTQIA+ efforts, not only throughout June, but year-round. Check those out below.

Victoria Beckham flaunts stunning figure in cheeky cut out dress for date night with David | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Victoria Beckham has showcased her incredible figure ahead of a romantic date night with her husband David Beckham this evening. The mother of four, 48, took to Instagram earlier today to reveal what she was planning to wear on their night out on the town.

In view of her 30 million followers, the fashion mogul showcased her date night attire from her own range.

Wearing a figure-hugging black dress, Victoria said: “So tonight myself and David are going on a date night and I am wearing another one of my VB Body dresses.

“I love this one, I really love the neckline. It’s got a little slit, quite high, if you can see it.

“It’s super flattering, I love how it really holds me in at the waist, really gives me a nice, curved bottom,” she said, while doing a little shimmy.

“I love this, it’s a really good shape on the a** as well,” she added.

In the next story,Victoria told her beau that she was ready and waiting to be wined and dined.

“I’m ready for date night,” Victoria said while pouting at the camera and tagging David.

She continued to sing her dress’s praises in her later stories.

‘That’s what you pay licence fee for!’ Chris Packham declares amid bird sex on Springwatch | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham made a cheeky reference to the BBC licence fee today on the show. As the camera panned away from two birds copulating in the British countryside, Chris quipped that TV moments such as these are “why we pay the licence fee”.

Chris, 61, joined co-presenter Michaela Strachan, 56, on Springwatch this evening. 

The two BBC wildlife experts observed two birds mating in the wild, providing commentary before the camera panned back towards them. 

Once the moment had been captured, Chris joked: “At just after eight o’clock on BBC Two, you’ve got avian copulation.

“And that’s what you pay your licence fee for,” he added with a laugh.

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Michaela chimed in: “No, I tell you what people pay their licence fee for is for you to do a bit of Strictly Come courting.”

The presenter went on to cheekily suggest that Chris should “pretend to be male” bird and make his way over to the female bird in a similarly bizarre fashion as was just shown. 

Taking to the idea, Chris decided to take Michaela up on the challenge. 

“Well hold on, first of all I’ve got to get my…” he began, hunching over comically. 

“Stay on that side of the map!” Michaela laughed, putting her hands out in front of her. 

Springwatch is back on our screens, as dozens of live cameras capture unpredictable British wildlife over three weeks.

Viewers can expect insights into the birth of wild badgers, the romance of cuttlefish and the habitat of the greater horseshoe bat.

Chris and Michaela have worked together since 1993 as co-hosts on CBBC’s The Really Wild Show.


Chris was enlisted as a Springwatch presenter in 2009 and was joined by Michaela two years later.

His stepdaughter, Megan McCubbin, 27, has hosted the show since 2020.

Chris and Michaela are at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, Megan is on a road trip across the North of England, while IoIo is back on the Isle of Mull.

Springwatch continues tomorrow at 8pm on BBC Two.

‘Pulled apart!’ Robert Glenister compares ‘tensions’ in new BBC show to ‘Brexit divisions’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“The fugitives disappeared into Sherwood forest; it was the biggest manhunt this country’s ever known,” he reflected.

He told the presenters how, because Nottinghamshire police “couldn’t manage” on their own, they had to call for reinforcements, which included the Met Police. 

“Consequently, it created huge tensions going back to the miners’ strike of 1984, when the Met came up to help police the picket lines,” he said.

Robert stars as DI Kevin Salisbury opposite acclaimed actor David Morrissey, who plays DCS Ian St Clair in the dark mystery.

Jane Seymour, 71, dazzles as she puts on leggy display in hot pink, cut out swimsuit | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Jane Seymour has dazzled as she shared a colorful snap of herself in a bright fuchsia swimsuit while in Malibu, California. The model, 71, showcased her phenomenal figure in the swimwear as her followers complimented the star over the colour choice.

In view of her 250,000 followers, the flame-haired actress asked her fans for their input.

 Jane wrote: “Feeling the fuchsia vibes today!

“Sometimes you’ve just got to throw on some colour!

“What do you think?” she asked her followers.

In the snap, Jane grinned as she posed expertly in the pink swimsuit.

The swimwear showcased her perfectly toned pins and featured a daring cutout section at the top of her thigh.

The pink number also had a plunging, low neckline which showcased Jane’s killer curves.

Jane wore her tresses with a soft wave which fell elegantly down her back.

It comes days after Janes sparked a frenzy after sharing a series of snaps of herself in a strapless red swimsuit on the social media platform.

Andy Cohen Says His Kids Can “Unfreeze” His Embryos When They’re Older

Lucy was born in late April, news that Andy announced in a heartwarming Instagram post. “HERE’S LUCY!!!!! Meet my daughter, Lucy Eve Cohen!” the Bravo producer captioned a selfie with the newborn. “She’s 8 pounds 13 oz and was born at 5:13 pm in New York City!!! Her big brother can’t wait to meet her! Thank you to my rock star surrogate (ALL surrogates are rockstars, by the way) and everyone who helped make this miracle happen. I’m so happy.”

She went on to make her WWHL debut just a couple weeks later when Andy shared a video rocking her back and forth while singing a remixed version of the show’s iconic theme song. “Lucy Cohen’s got the 411, queen of midnight fun,” Andy sang in the video, adding, “There she is! Hi, Lucy. Say hi to Watch What Happens Live.”

Andy’s also been sharing plenty of equally cute snapshots on Instagram, including one of Ben meeting his little sister for the first time. 

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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway Is Engaged to Shaman Durek Verrett

Another royal wedding is on the way!

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway is engaged to Shaman Durek Verrett. Her Highness, 50, shared the news on Instagram June 7.

“I am so happy to announce that I am engaged to Shaman Durek, the one who makes my heart skip, the one who sees me and acknowledges me from my highest potential, who makes me laugh and who I can be vulnerable with,” she wrote alongside a photo that gave fans their first look at her engagement ring. “Love transcends and makes us grow. And I am so happy to continue to grow with this beautiful man.” 

According to his website, Shaman Durek, 47, is “a close spiritual adviser to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow [and] Nina Dobrev.”

He also celebrated his engagement to Princess Märtha Louise with his own Instagram post. “She said YES!” he wrote. “When you know you know. There is nothing better than having clarity as a man that the woman that stands in front of you is the one. I’m overjoyed with tears that I get to spend the rest of my life with the most pure hearted, angelic, wise, powerhouse woman who represents all levels of a goddess in my eyes.” 

Mrs. American Pie Lands a Comedy Legend for Its Stacked Cast

The Mrs. American Pie ensemble keeps getting sweeter.

Carol Burnett has signed on to the upcoming Apple TV+ series, according to TVLine

Burnett joins an already star-studded roster including Kristen Wiig, Allison Janney, Ricky Martin, Leslie Bibb, and Josh Lucas. To top it all off, Laura Dern is in talks for a role, as well. 

Quick, somebody write a new entry for “dream cast” in the dictionary.

Mrs. American Pie follows Maxine Simmons (Wiig) as she attempts to break into the exclusive Palm Beach high society scene. Burnett will play Norma, “the grande dame of Palm Beach high society and a keeper of secrets,” according to the streamer. 

“As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, Mrs. American Pie asks the same questions that still baffle us today,” the streamer continues, “‘Who gets a seat at the table?’ ‘How do you get a seat at the table?’ ‘What will you sacrifice to get there?'”

How Christy Carlson Romano Inspired Her Kim Possible Character

Here’s the sitch: Christy Carlson Romano had a big impact on Kim Possible’s life. 

It’s officially been 20 years since the release of everyone’s favorite Disney Channel cartoon, Kim Possible. (And yes, we feel ancient as well.) In honor of the show’s milestone, E! News sat down with Christy—who starred as the crime-fighting titular character throughout the Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle-created series’ five-year run between 2002 and 2007—and discussed how she inspired a lot of Kim’s characteristics. 

“Bob and Mark had taken some inspiration from me multiple times while I was voicing Kim and they were developing her as an actual teenage girl,” Christy said. “They were really good at trying to understand my point of view.”

She continued, “They had asked me one time, ‘Where, where do you shop? Where’s your favorite?’ and at the time, it was Club Monaco. And so they decided they would make her work at Club Banana.”