Lauren Bushnell Recalls Hitting “Rock Bottom” After Ben Higgins Split

Lauren Bushnell is looking back at a thorny time in her life following her breakup from Ben Higgins

The former flight attendant and the reality star fell in love and got engaged on his season of The Bachelor, which aired in 2016. Later that year, they starred on the spinoff series Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, which ended with them calling off their wedding. Ben and Lauren continued to work on their relationship off camera, but they ultimately split in 2017.

“I was really in a low place. I was kind of at that rock bottom place,” she told Page Six while recently discussing her partnership with Wyndham and its Extra Mile program. “I needed to get there, though, in order to reflect and figure out who I was and what I wanted. I think I needed to just be alone, refocus on myself and rebuild who I was without a camera in my face.”

Bob Mackie Criticizes Kim Kardashian for Wearing Marilyn Monroe Dress

Bob Mackie has entered the chat. 

The 82-year-old designer, who sketched the iconic dress Marilyn Monroe wore while singing “Happy Birthday” to former President John F. Kennedy in 1962, told Entertainment Weekly that Kim Kardashian should not have worn that dress to the 2022 Met Gala. 

“I thought it was a big mistake,” Bob told the outlet. “[Marilyn] was a goddess. A crazy goddess, but a goddess. She was just fabulous. Nobody photographs like that. And it was done for her. It was designed for her. Nobody else should be seen in that dress.”

Bob, who told Page Six last year that Kim and her family were “just famous for being famous,” drew the design for Hollywood costume designer Jean Louis, who then created the gown Marilyn wore to serenade the former president for his 45th birthday. Less than three months later, the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actress died from an overdose.

Why Samuel L. Jackson Thought He Was “Banned” From SNL

Samuel L. Jackson Talks “Coach Carter” in 2004 — Look Back!

Samuel L. Jackson is ready to return to Studio 8H. 

Though the Snakes on a Plane actor believed he was banned from Saturday Night Live after dropping the f-bomb in a 2012 sketch, he recently met with exec Lorne Michael in NYC and he asked, “Are you ever gonna let me back on the show?” Jackson explained on the Awardist podcast. Only to find out, 10 years later, he’s still got an invite

Still, Jackson doesn’t seem to believe it, saying, “So maybe I’m not. I don’t know.”

Back in March, Jackson first revealed who exactly put him on that supposed unwelcomed list. “Kenan [Thompson] got me banned from Saturday Night Live,” he told The Ellen DeGeneres Show guest host Leslie Jones. “He didn’t cut me off soon enough and I said the forbidden word on television.” 

In all fairness, Jackson, who first hosted the NBC sketch comedy show in 1998, isn’t the only person to swear on a live telecast of Saturday Night LiveKristen Stewart also dropped the f-word in her 2017 opening monologue and was later invited back to host in 2019. And Sam Rockwell let the word slip in a 2018, so he’s in good company.

My Unorthodox Life’s Julia Haart Gives Update on Ex’s Lawsuit

Julia Haart doesn’t do things by the book, but she did recently write one—and rest assured, it’s just as entertaining as her Netflix series, My Unorthodox Life.

Titled Brazen, the new memoir offers a deeper look at how she left what she said was an extremist religious sect and became a self-made businesswoman. “I talk about everything,” Julia exclusively teased during E! News’ Daily Pop on May 16, “My mistakes as well as my successes.”

Not to mention, her ongoing divorce from ex Silvio Scaglia Haart. “I really think that many women have been through this,” Julia said, “and I think as much as my past life is something that people relate to in different ways, what I’m going through now, so many people have been through nasty divorces.”

Through hers, which she initiated in February after being married to Silvio for nearly three years, Julia said she’s been “attacked” and “vilified,” seemingly referencing the lawsuit her estranged husband launched just days after she filed for divorce. “I think any time you stand out, demand freedom, demand your voice, you’re going to make enemies,” she said. 

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy libel case hears from Wayne Rooney | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Wayne Rooney spoke at the libel case involving his wife Coleen and Rebekah Vardy (Image: Getty Images)

The former England footballer’s comments came during a trial following Coleen’s accusation that Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah leaked information from her private Instagram account in October 2019. Rebekah Vardy denies this and is suing Coleen for libel.

Wayne, now Derby County boss, gave evidence for around 20 minutes at London’s High Court this morning.

The Manchester United legend, 36, said it had been a “long week” and that it was the “first time” he was hearing much of the information of the case as the couple had “not discussed it”. 

He continued: “I don’t think anyone wants to be in court. For me and my wife we don’t want to be in court. I certainly don’t, I don’t think my wife wants to be in that situation.

“I have watched my wife over the last two and a half years really struggle with what’s going on. She has become a different mother, a different wife. 

“It’s been traumatic for my wife throughout the situation and hopefully, whatever the judgement is in this case, myself, my wife and our children can go on and live our lives because it’s not something we want to be part of.

“I have been here to support my wife and this week has been the first week I have had any understanding of how it all happened.”

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy at the Wales v England

Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy at the Wales v England match at Euro 2016 (Image: Daily Mirror)

Wayne also said he had spoken to Jamie Vardy about his wife Rebekah during the 2016 Euros after being told by then-England manager Roy Hodgson that she needed to “calm down”. 

The father of four was being questioned in relation to an article in The Sun from 2016, that alleged he had a conversation with Jamie Vardy about his wife.

Wayne said today that he was “pulled aside” by England’s Roy Hodgson and assistant manager Gary Neville and asked to speak to Vardy about Rebekah’s column.

He said this was after the players had a “conversation about the tournament” and agreed they didn’t want “any newspaper columns or any articles”. 

Wayne said he remembered the conversation “as it was so awkward” and took place in a games room where the England team spent their downtime playing “darts and pool”.

He told the court: “They asked me, as captain, would I be able to speak to Mr Vardy on issues we have had with his wife. 

“I think we all know it was an awkward subject to ask me to speak to Mr Vardy and ask him to speak to his wife, and ask him to ask his wife to calm down and not bring any issues off the field which was unnecessary.”

Rebekah Vardy and Jamie Vardy

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy accompanied his partner for the seventh day of the hearing (Image: REUTERS)

Hugh Tomlinson QC, for Rebekah, said: “You asked his wife to calm down – but she wasn’t dancing on tables was she? What kind of calming down did she need to do?”

Wayne replied: “She wasn’t [dancing on tables] as far as I was aware. 

“There was a lot of negativity as I have heard in the court this week, a lot of negative coverage which, as a group of players and the manager of England, he didn’t want that to happen and he asked would I be able to speak to Jamie which I went and done.

“I think there were a few things at the time with Rebekah which England, the leads of the team, asked me to speak to Jamie about and I was under the understanding Rebekah had a column in The Sun newspaper. 

“As I stated, I had bigger things on my mind, it would be an awkward moment for me to speak to Jamie about his wife but I felt it was necessary, having been asked by the England manager and assistant manager.”

Mr Tomlinson said: “She had a perfectly permissible column in The Sun and that’s what you complained about.”

Wayne said: “I didn’t complain about it. It wasn’t set out in law but players, before the tournament, said they didn’t want any newspaper columns or articles. That was a conversation we had as a group of players and Mrs Vardy had a column in The Sun.”

Wayne Rooney

Rooney gave evidence for around 20 minutes (Image: Getty)

Wayne agreed there were “a lot of made up stories” about players and their partners in the press and that any comments he gave to press at the time about the alleged chat were to “protect” the team. 

He said: “I know I spoke to Jamie 100%, whether he goes on to give that information to his wife that’s entirely his choice but that’s not down to me.

“I remember the conversation I had with Jamie. As I explained, it was awkward to me to have to speak to a teammate regarding their wife. 

“We had a games room with a darts board and table tennis and I sat down with Mr Vardy and I spoke to him. I remember he had a can of Red Bull and I had a coffee. I remember details of that conversation because it was such an awkward moment for me to have to speak to him.”

Mr Tomlinson then asked Wayne whether he remembered a Facetime call with Rebekah where she alleges he asked her husband about the Sun article and he spun the camera to Wayne, who told her the conversation had not happened.

He said: “I don’t recall that conversation ever taking place. What I do recall is Mrs Vardy was on Facetime a lot throughout the tournament with Jamie. In the lads down time we played darts and pool, Mrs Vardy was almost there with the team. She was on Facetime a lot.”

Wayne added: “It wasn’t my place to speak to Mrs Vardy.”

Wagatha Christie: Vardy and Rooney depart court after day five

The Derby County manager told the court that the first time he knew about his wife’s sting operation was when the post was released on October 9, 2019, while he was in America and Coleen was in England.

He said Coleen had mentioned in 2017 that she was “upset” about someone leaking information from her private Instagram account but they had not mentioned it again. 

Jamie was not someone he was friends with socially, Wayne said, so he did not reach out to him about Coleen’s suspicions.

He said: “My wife explained she believed the stories from the private Instagram account were getting leaked. I’m not big on social media and I didn’t want to get involved. 

“I think my wife is an independent woman who has her own things and I didn’t want to get involved at all in the way the situation was.

“We have four children to look after. Social media, for me, is the last of them worries. I want to look after my children and my wife. She made me aware of it and that was the last time we spoke about it until years later.”

He said: “I had seen my wife had put a post out and that was the first knowledge I had of that.

“I have never discussed anything with my wife and the abuse Mrs Vardy has received is disgusting. It’s not right for a woman to receive that abuse.”

The trial continues.

‘What a goal!’ Sir Ian McKellen brands footballer Jake Daniels a ‘hero’ after coming out | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“We’ve got to remember that this guy is only 17, he’s only turned professional this season.

“It’s an awful lot of weight on his shoulders and I hope he has the right support around him from teammates, which it sounds like he absolutely has, the management structure of Blackpool, and the wider football community as well.”

His words came after Jake chose to share his sexuality with the world in a statement given on Sky Sports.

“It’s been quite a crazy year,” he announced, before reeling off his recent achievements with pride.

“I’m 17, I’ve signed a professional contract, I’ve scored 30 goals this season and I’ve just made my first-team debut in the Championship,” he continued, before adding: “And now I have decided to come out.”

It seems as though things are going well so far, as he revealed jubilantly: “Now it’s out, and people know. Now I can just live my life how I want to and you know what? It’s been incredible.”

Dan Walker warns of ‘befuddled’ state after suffering ‘issues’ before final BBC Breakfast | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Sally looked well rested, dressed in black and red with a decorative bow on one shoulder of her top.

“Come on Sally, one last time on the Breakfast sofa – powerful trousers, Sally!” Dan exclaimed as he admired the flash of bright red colour,

Dan, who told of his reasons for leaving in a Twitter video posted last month, had earlier admitted: “It is going to be weird not sitting next to Sally on the sofa in the morning!”

He added: “I’ll also miss the extraordinary connection with the BBC Breakfast audience.”

‘Very lucky!’ Rod Stewart credits ‘the old nose’ as reason he’s bedded many stunning women | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

When he was told that Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones had bedded at least 2,000 women, he exclaimed that it couldn’t be true.

“Get out of here!” he exclaimed. “You can’t bed two or three women a week, can you?”

He added that he preferred “romance” to one-night stands.

Now he has finally settled down with former model and TV presenter Penny Lancaster, who captured Rod’s heart years ago and hasn’t lost her grip.

The pair married in 2007 and she gave birth to two of his eight children.

Rod explained that he “longed” for a relationship that was much deeper than the sexual and the superficial – and that, with Penny, he found it.

Emmerdale’s Dan Spencer star Liam Fox shows off fairytale home he shares with co-star wife | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Away from the soap, Liam Fox and his co-star wife Joanna Hudson, who played Ross Barton’s (played by Michael Parr) doctor, live in a fairytale property together, with beautiful lilac wisteria growing on its facade. Plus, while Liam, whose character was branded “Desperate Dan”, has had a turbulent love life on TV, in reality, he and Joanne appear to be blissfully content.

Their red brick house might not be a Hollywood mansion, but it’s a place of laughs and smiles for the pair, by the looks of the Instagram updates they post from it.

Liam and Joanne, who starred in Emmerdale in 2018, enjoy maximising their outdoor space by lounging in their landscaped back garden – and they have an outdoor sofa and BBQ too.

The pair cook in a stylish open plan kitchen and chill afterwards on their crushed velvet sofa.

Sometimes, however, as these photos show, they’re equally content to lie outstretched on mats and watch TV on the floor.

Drew Barrymore, 47, flaunts smooth face at Webby Awards after swearing off plastic surgery | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Glamorous 47-year-old actress Drew Barrymore has pledged to age as gracefully and naturally as possible to avoid getting any cosmetic tweakments. Last night, the star paraded her all natural look at the 26th annual Webby Awards, to the delight of the crowds.

The Santa Clarita Diet actress, who also runs a self-titled podcast show, took home a Special Achievement award, presented to her by makeup artist Patrick Starrr, on the night.

Her cheeks looked plump and full of healthy volume, while she boasted a blemish-free complexion.

She showed up at the prestigious event dressed in a chic white trouser suit complete with a matching silky tie.

The picture of fashionable simplicity, she accessorised her look with beige shoes and a modestly-sized white bag.

During an episode of her talk show, Drew addressed her decision to stay away from injectables or invasive cosmetic treatments.

“I’ve never done anything to my face and I would like to try not to,” she explained.

Revealing her sadness about those who “torture” themselves to fit in with a beauty ideal, she added another reason why she needed to stay off the cosmetic enhancements.

“I’m a highly addictive person. I do one injection, I’m going to look like [surgery enthusiast socialite] Jocelyn Wildenstein by Friday!”