Dean Martin’s multimillion fortune over decades-long career — but who did he leave it to? | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Dean Martin, one of the most loved and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, would have turned 105 today. The crooner and funnyman sadly passed away in 1995 due to an acute respiratory failure, but was born on this day in 1917 — just a year before World War 1 ended. He was nicknamed “The King of Cool” after breaking into the mainstream with comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin and Lewis, in 1946. Dean became one of the most popular acts in Las Vegas and was known for his friendship with icons Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

The singer also made it big on TV, hosting The Dean Martin Show, which started in 1965, featuring his singing and comedic talent.

His best known songs include ‘Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?’, ‘Memories Are Made of This’ and ‘That’s Amore’.

At the time of his death, Dean had amassed a huge reported fortune of $30million (£24million), but it is unclear who he left it to.

It is possible that he left some money to his ex-wife Jean Biegger, and he also could have passed on his wealth to his eight children, according to reports.

Among his kids is Dean Paul Martin Jr, a pop singer and film and television actor.

A member of the California Air National Guard, he sadly died in a crash during a military training flight in 1987, aged 35.

Ricci, another of his sons, was a musician and singer. He passed away in 2016 aged 62.

His daughter, Deana Martin, is a singer and actress aged 73.

She covered some of her father’s hit songs, including the title cut and ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, ‘That’s Amore’, ‘Just Bummin’ Around’, and ‘For Your Love’ written by her mother Betty Martin.

She also sang a duet with her father’s former comedy partner Jerry Lewis on ‘Time After Time’, an album produced by her husband John Griffeth that reached the iTunes Top 10 chart, where it remained for 40 weeks throughout 2006 and 2007.

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Deana once recalled a story when none other than Elvis Presley gave his opinion on her father Dean.

Deana told Buzzworth Radio: “Elvis was doing a movie at Paramount, and so was my dad. I went to visit dad at the studio and we were standing outside [dad’s] dressing room.

“And in those days, you rode around the studio on bicycles. And Elvis Presley comes riding up on his bicycle. And he gets off the bike when he sees my dad… And he says hi to my father. And dad introduces me.

“’Deana, this is Elvis Presley. And, Elvis, this is my daughter Deana.’

“And [Elvis] leans down to me and says, ‘Deana, they call me the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. But your dad is the King of Cool.’ And I thought, Oh my gosh. It must be true. Elvis Presley said so!”

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Last year, Deana reflected on some of her earliest memories she had with her father.

She told Ticklish Business: “Watching my dad, he took care of his time, you know, I don’t know how he got everything in… (he was) doing nightclubs and movies and radio, and then later on in his life (he) started The Dean Martin Show.

“So he did so much. But he also was able to play golf every day. He loved golf. He told me ‘the reason why I work is so that I can take care of you kids and play golf’.

She added: “You know what, he was very special. He was different from from anybody else’s parents…. all the the kids in the neighbourhood wanted to come to our house because my dad was so much fun.

“(He) had a good sense of humour. And we were all respectful. We were brought up right…. you know, ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’.

“Thank God, I had my parents and my grandparents, but I did know that our parents were kind of special.”

‘Not perfect parent’ Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen hits back at social services warning | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

They are Raven, 21, Reuben, 18, Miles, 15, Edith, 13, Violet, 11, Sidney, ten, Annas, eight, Clemmie, six, and Nancy, five.

Back in 2018, she was criticised for letting some of her brood drive quad bikes without helmets, and on tractor cabs and trailers without guardrails. 

Unite member and assistant farmer Matthew Belsey, who also serves on the Health and Safety Executive’s Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee, said at the time: “It’s really disappointing as a union to be working so hard to raise awareness about health and safety in the most dangerous industry in the economy – and then to see such risks and violations popularised on a TV show.

“I have children and young grandchildren and, as an experienced farmworker, I would never put them in risky situations like those shown on the programme.”

Jennie Bond, 71, stuns fans with unexpected bikini pic as she showcases incredible figure | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Jennie Bond has left her Instagram followers stunned after sharing a candid swimsuit snap of herself as she perfected her tan in the Costa del Sol. The BBC’s Royal Correspondent, 71, looked phenomenal in the red swimsuit which hugged her curves in all the right places as she posed while taking a dip in a crystal blue pool.

In view of her 977 followers, the star shared the stunning swimsuit snap.

Jennie wrote: “Well this is a bit of alright! @wyndhamgrandcostadelsol #coolingoff #glassplungepool.”

The BBC journalist grinned as she soaked up the Spanish rays while casually leaning on the ledge of the glass plunge pool.

She looked incredible in the red number which featured a v-shaped neckline and a lace up panel on the front.

The star’s toned legs could be seen through the crystal clear waters as she took a refreshing dip in the pool.

Jennie’s followers rush to the comments to compliment the stat over her relaxed holiday look.

Chimera_photographic wrote: “Looks fabulous … and you are looking great.”

Toontweeter added: “Loving the continued red, white and blue vibes there Jennie, you’re looking very much at home, I hope there’s waiter service at the pool xx.”

Emmerdale’s Joe Tate star Ned Porteous totally transformed in latest snaps with girlfriend | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Ned looked almost unrecognisable in his recent social media snaps, as he documented some of his travels along the West Coast with stunning partner Sophia. 

The pair could be seen posing in front of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Their other US destinations have included Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park in California.

Ned, who sported a clean-cut look during his memorable time as Joe, could be seen rocking a fuzzy beard and a more cropped haircut.


The star wore a black denim jacket over a grey T-shirt with a pair of shades hanging loosely from it.

Sophia pouted in a cute light blue outfit, accessorising with some hoop earrings.  

“SanFran,” the actor captioned the snap.

Ned played Joe Tate on Emmerdale from 2017 to 2018.

A couple of years later, he was spotted in the smash hit Netflix show Bridgerton, playing Lord Wetherby, who was the lover of Sir Henry Granville.

Madonna, 63, celebrates ‘NO grown-ups at this table’ as she smokes crayons in bizarre pics | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Madonna, 63, ruled that there were “no grown-ups” allowed at her table as she enjoyed a bizarre night out that consisted of sucking her thumb and smoking crayons. She shared a series of snaps of the outing with her 18.1 million Instagram followers.

The hitmaker showcased her very polished face and wore a baby pink netted T-shirt underneath a white, lace bustier.

Madonna also sported her staple fishnet tights with some floral hotpants that showcased her toned legs.

She partied with her friends and shared photographs of them sucking their thumbs and pretending to smoke with crayons.

Madonna also had a new set of bedazzled silver and pink grillz made.

She captioned the post: “There are NO grown ups sitting at this table……#newgrillz.”

After uploading the snaps, thousands of her loyal fans have taken to the comments to praise her ageless looks.

Dazesplace exclaimed: “Queen you’re looking fiiiine.”

Randy gushed: “You never age!”

However, some were confused by the 63-year-old’s caption.

Jason questioned: “Umm ur a senior citizen lol what do you mean, there are no grownups there lol.” (sic)

And Paulito lamented: “Where has my ORIGINAL Madonna disappeared to? I miss her.”

‘With a heavy heart’ Monty Don inundated with support over tough garden decision | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“We will now keep it tightly mown all summer and reseed with yellow rattle in September as well as adding more perennials and bulbs.”

Fans soon took to the post’s comments section to send Monty their support, while some garden lovers admitted they understood Monty’s struggle.

Official_lepetitcochon said: “Sometimes gardening is a case of ‘cruel to be kind’”

Macaroni_organic commented: “I have a similar problem in our orchard.

Tom Jones turns 82 TODAY as furious fans demand to know ‘why wasn’t he at Jubilee show?’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Sir Tom Jones is today marking his 82nd birthday, with fans taking to social media to send him their well-wishes. The legendary musician was notably absent during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, leaving Britons wondering where he was during the concert.

Some even logged onto Twitter to enquire why the knighted It’s Not Unusual singer wasn’t performing for the monarch.

Leckston said: “IMO Tom Jones should have played instead of Diana Ross at the end of the Jubilee Concert.

“British born and bred and still with a magnificent voice, albeit he’ll be 82 in two days time!” (sic)

VerityKalcev agreed: “Could have had Tom Jones and Bonnie Tyler. Just saying #PlatinumJubilee”

He shared a series of photographs of himself and the Queen, including one of the pair shaking hands at the Royal Variety Show at the London Palladium in 1968.

Another showed the moment Tom was knighted in Buckingham Palace in 2006.

There was also a snap of Tom standing on the stage with the Queen and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the Diamond Jubilee concert back in 2012.

Tom penned: “Always inspiring, the magnificent Queen Elizabeth II.”

The Godfather star Andy Garcia, 66, looks glum as he’s spotted ahead of rare TV appearance | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Andy Garcia was seen arriving for his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday as he made his way to the studio in Los Angeles, California. The Untouchables star did not appear to be in good spirits as he signed autographs for fans who had waited for him outside the gate.

The 66-year-old arrived for the recording wearing a brown shirt with darker brown suit trousers.

He carried his blazer over his right arm and scowled as the sun hit his eyes.

Andy finished the smart look with a maroon tie and matching shoes.

The Grammy winner perked up when he chatted to Jimmy about the upcoming Father Of The Bride reboot and told the host: “I feel great!”

Father Of The Bride will be released on June 16 on HBO Max.

Brad Pitt claims ex-wife Angelina Jolie ‘sought to inflict harm’ by selling vineyard stake | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Brad Pitt, 58, has accused his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, 47, of seeking to “inflict harm” through the sale of her stake in a vineyard they purchased together. The Mr & Mrs Smith stars have locked horns in a legal battle regarding a £20 million estate located in south-eastern France.

The former couple owned a controlling interest in Chateau Miraval SA, a French company that included a home and vineyard in the south of France, in 2008.

In new legal papers seen by PA, Brad’s lawyers claimed that under his control, the company had become a “multimillion-dollar international success story”.

The documents also claimed Angelina had “contributed nothing” to the business.

They go on to allege that Angelina sold her stake to a Luxembourg-based spirits manufacturer controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler.

Angelina and Brad confirmed their intention to split in 2016 after 12 years together and two years of marriage.

Angelina’s legal representative issued a statement at the time to request “privacy at this time”.

Attorney Robert Offer said: “This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.”

In a statement released to People Magazine, Brad also commented: “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids.

Jennifer Lopez cries at MTV tears for ‘people who lied to me’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The actress and singer, 52, was overcome after receiving the Generation Award.

During her speech in Santa Monica, California, J.Lo gushed: “I want to thank the people who gave me joy and the ones who broke my heart. The ones who were true, and the ones who lied to me.”

Daniel Radcliffe was named best villain for his role in The Lost City. The Harry Potter star, 32, accepted his award virtually, jokingly thanking his parents for having “the foresight all those years ago” to make him English so he could develop a “naturally evil” accent.

Nottingham-born Sophia Di Martino, 38, left, won the best breakthrough performance gong for her performance in Marvel’s TV series Loki.