Escape to the Chateau’s Dick and Angel stun fans with big announcement ‘Will be leaving!’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

TV favourites Dick Strawbridge, 62, and Angel Adoree, 44, have confirmed an exciting new venture that will see the couple and their children, Arthur, nine, and Dorothy, eight, leave the country next year. As part of their Dare To Do It tour, the Strawbridges are packing up and heading to Australia and New Zealand to share all their DIY tips and tricks.

The couple confirmed the news in an excitable Instagram post shared on Tuesday.

They wrote: “BIG NEWS from the Strawbridges!! Exciting Family Announcement!

“We are coming to Australia and New Zealand with our ‘Dare to Do It’ Tour!

“In February 2023 all four of us will be leaving The Chateau on a ‘jet plane’ with Grandma and Papi and coming to see you!

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“Australia and New Zealand were the first overseas countries to adopt ‘Escape to the Chateau’ and follow our adventures, which we really appreciate!!
 
“We cannot wait to come and say hello in person, thank you for the love, have a giggle, and maybe even a drink!” (sic)
 
Continuing their announcement, the couple said it is “an honour” to be able to travel across the world to visit their global fans.

Giving an insight into how their children are feeling about travelling Down Under, the couple confirmed they are “crazily excited”.

Many of The Chateau’s 241,000 followers rushed to the comments to share their excitement. 

Australian Showbiz reporter Justin Hill exclaimed: “This has made my day! You’re coming to my home town!”

Rose echoed: “So amazing, we absolutely love watching Escape to the Chateau. We will be def getting tickets! How exciting! Lots of love from Australia.”

Christine gushed: “Yay just bought my tickets for Sydney can’t wait my absolute favourite show ever…Cannot wait.”

And Michelle shrieked: “I am soo excited! I can’t believe I managed to get tickets for Melbourne!”

The beloved couple will be in Australia from February 12, starting in Perth before heading to Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide.

The family will then travel to Auckland, New Zealand on February 26, and visit Wellington before returning to Australia to speak at Hobart, Melbourne and Canberra.

The leg is set to finish on March 9. The couple have not yet confirmed whether they will add more dates in the UK.

Darius Campbell Danesh dead: Pop Idol star dies ‘suddenly’ at home aged 41 | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Darius Campbell Danesh, originally from Scotland despite residing in the USA at the time of his death, first rose to fame during his TV appearances on the 2001 show Popstars.

The following year he also made an appearance on the first ever series of Pop Idol, alongside Will Young.

Darius became a successful singer-songwriter and actor over the years, with a special flair for musical theatre.

He had previously appeared in Chicago as Billy Flynn, as well as starring in West End productions including Guys and Dolls and Gone With The Wind.

His cause of death is currently unknown, but his family – and fans – have been left totally devastated.

He was apparently rushed to a medical examiner’s office after he was discovered, but he could not be revived.

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His family wrote in their heartfelt statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Darius Campbell Danesh.

“Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners’ office.”

The statement added: “The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances.

“The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.”

It concluded: “We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother.”

The tragedy took place after Darius had more than two decades of a successful showbiz career.

He was much-loved in the entertainment industry, as early tributes suggest.

BBC Radio presenter Sean Dunderdale has reminisced on Twitter of his caring and kind nature while telling of his sadness.

“I’m shocked by the sad news of the death of Darius Danesh,” he wrote, adding: “He was one of the warmest, kindest, people.

“We met just after I’d gone through a breakup and to cheer me up he took me backstage at his gig, spent the day making sure I was okay and even tried to set me up with a friend!”

Darius first attracted mainstream attention with his unique rendition of Britney Spears’ Hit Me Baby One More Time.

He went on to achieve third place on Pop Idol, behind Will Young and Gareth Gates.

More than 13 million people tuned in to watch the fast-paced final.

Though Will and Gareth’s careers might have initially achieved more fame, Darius went on to rise to number one later in the year with his track Colourblind.

His album, Dive In, also reached the top ten in the charts, much to the delight of a rapidly growing fanbase.

The star was born in Scotland to an Iranian father and a Scottish mother, and had studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh before rising suddenly and dramatically to fame.

After moving to the USA, his career continued to rise – and few could have been prepared to learn that he had died.

White Lotus Executive Producer Teases “Addictive” Season 2

But when it comes to the stories being told in the new season, Bernad offered no hints. Instead, he praised creator Mike White for his writing, saying, “This is Mike’s brilliance: When you watch the first episode, you will have no idea where the show is going. I think it’ll have that same addictive quality. You’re going to want to find out where these characters are going, but you’ll never be able to predict.” So, no pooping in suitcases?

Jennifer Coolidge, who Bernad describes as “the f–king greatest,” returns as Tanya McQuoid alongside new cast members Aubrey PlazaF. Murray Abraham, Theo James, Meghann Fahy and more. 

See their characters in action when The White Lotus season two premieres on HBO this October.

Abbi Jacobson Fires Back at A League of Their Own Critics

Abbi Jacobson has knocked it out of the park.

The A League of Their Own co-creator and star celebrated the success of the Prime Video series, which seeks to include new stories that were left out of the 1992 film. “I’ve been pretty blown away by the response this weekend,” the Broad City alum tweeted Aug. 15. “I was really changed learning about this generation of women. I feel really proud of this show + to know its resonating with people really means a lot.”

Continuing, Abbi noted that some viewers, however, haven’t been all that receptive to the diverse stories the show is telling. “I have seen a lot of people angry and mad at our inclusion of more experiences (POC, QWOC, queer) and that anger (aka fear) has only made me more sure about why this reimagining needed to be made,” she explained. “[It’s] why representation matters so much.”

Abbi’s tweets come just a few days after sharing her desire to diversify the beloved movie in an Aug. 14 interview with The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah. She admitted the writers were “full-on” when it came to showcasing POC and LGBTQ+ people, joking there’s no “alluding” whatsoever.

Ulrika Jonsson, 55, feeling ‘filthy’ as she goes topless to mark milestone in racy snaps | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

In a series of racy bedroom snaps, Ulrika declared herself a “feminist” who makes “good sourdough and good love”.

In a lengthy birthday message dedicated to herself, Ulrika penned: “HBD to me!!!

“Newest member of Club 55. I’m smart. I’m funny – peculiar AND haha. I’m kind. I’m generous. I’m lively and opinionated. I’m stronger than you could ever imagine.

“I’m also soft af [as f***]. I’m impatient. I’m filthy. I’m perceptive and know you better than you know yourself. I’m a lover not a fighter. But if you push me, I’ll fight like a lion. I’m a proud feminist.”

She went on: “I’m not the person I was in my 20s, 30s or even my 40s. I’m carving out a new life for myself now and I’m excited. I want to love and be loved. But rather be on my own than suffer fools. I make good sourdough and good love. And I still hate goat’s cheese.”

Ulrika added the hashtags: “#birthday #55.”

The TV presenter, who rose to fame in the 90s, was inundated with birthday messages from celebrity pals and fans alike.

Jean-Christophe Novelli on brutal dumping by girlfriend ‘She wanted a real man’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Luckily, the Michelin star chef, 61, can at least impress his own children, after he signed up to become an avatar on an online platform called MetaTown and become the world’s first celeb chef to cook in the metaverse.

He confessed: “I can’t stand ­listening to my own voice, it ­irritates the hell out of me.

“In fact, I’m the only TV chef who has a screen wiper in front of the TV, because every time I hear my own voice, every time I hear myself talking on TV, I keep spitting.”

On the consequences of his career choice, the dad of four, originally from Arras, northern France, said: “I got dumped by my first girlfriend when she found out I was going to become a chef.

“She dumped me the next day because she wanted a real man with a real job. It was outside the main stairs at the school and I saw her green eyes creeping about with sadness that she had to tell me that and it was so sad. I never forgot the moment.”

Jean-Christophe, who was awarded an MBE last year, has been teaching cookery at his world-renowned Novelli Academy, based at his Hert­­fordshire home, for 17 years.

He is now donning digital chef’s whites as he moves into the world of virtual reality by hosting live culinary demonstrations as an avatar.

The displays will take place on the online platform BrandLab360, where people can create a virtual reality– or VR – world and avatar for themselves.

He explained: “This is something very unique to me and I am really privileged to be part of this fantastic unique project because I am really old school.

“When I speak to my children, who are very switched on about the virtual world, they are actually more impressed by that than by the fact I have an MBE.”

“My kids think I am the coolest dad ever, the coolest dad on the planet because of the avatar.”

He added: “I have always loved attention and this is the perfect tool, at my age, to go further than I have done in my life.”

  • To join Jean-Christophe in his virtual kitchen, go to brandlab-360.com  to register. His first demonstration is on August 25 at 6pm.

R. Kelly Denies He’s Expecting Baby With Fiancée Joycelyn Savage

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Is convicted sex trafficker R. Kelly expecting another baby?

The musician, 55, is allegedly preparing to welcome a child with fiancée Joycelyn Savage, according to what she appears to have written in a short book, Love and Joy of Robert, released on Amazon.

However, despite the book allegation, Kelly’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, told E! News that Savage is not pregnant with the singer’s child.

In the book, the 26-year-old shared that after feeling ill, she thought she’d contracted COVID-19 but instead learned “the most amazing news”—that she was expecting a baby. 

“It was a happy day but an incomplete time in my life,” Savage wrote. “Today I am grateful to God for giving me the most precious gift. Robert is extremely excited about the news that I am having a baby and feels sad that Robert will not be able to be here with us.”

E! News has reached out to Savage for comment but hasn’t heard back.

Elsewhere in the book, Savage wrote about her engagement to the disgraced singer. 

Inside Florida Georgia Line’s Final Shows Before Their Big Break

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After COVID-19 put a pause on live entertainment, your favorite artists are ready to hit the road and entertain audiences safely with brand-new tours and experiences. And regardless of where you are, we’re offering an all-access ticket to every must-see concert of the year. Welcome to E!’s Backstage Pass.

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are ready to cruise on into the next chapter of their careers.

On Aug. 13, the country music stars—who make up the group Florida Georgia Line—headed to Woodstock, Ill., to perform at the T-Mobile Hometown Techover Concert. But as the duo performed their biggest hits from their more than 12 years together, many couldn’t help but acknowledge this was one of Florida Georgia Line’s final concerts before their break.

For Brian, he’s filled with fond memories of being part of one of country music’s most successful duos of all time.

‘I’ll headbutt you next’ Ryan Giggs’ warning to ex-girlfriend’s sister, court hears | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Giggs, 48, denies subjecting his ex Kate Greville, 36, to controlling and coercive behaviour, of headbutting her and assaulting her younger sister Emma during a row. The Manchester United legend and former Wales manager allegedly cheated on Kate with eight women over six years, jurors heard last week.

Emma, 26, said yesterday she witnessed the former Old Trafford star place his hands on her sibling’s shoulders and headbutt her on the lip “with lots of force”.

Emma, who was staying at the couple’s £1.7million mansion in Worsley, Greater Manchester, to look after their puppy Mac while they were out having dinner, claimed Giggs then blamed her for the incident in November 2020.

She told Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court that PR executive Kate was planning to leave Giggs but rang Emma on the night of the alleged attack, annoyed that they would be late for dinner as Giggs had been out “all day drinking”.

Later Kate messaged Emma again, saying: “Pack my stuff in the car, we are leaving tonight.”

Kate Greville, her sister Emma said a tussle later took place between Kate and Giggs over her phone after they returned. But the spat escalated.

She told the court: “He put both his hands on Kate’s shoulders and with lots of force used his head to headbutt her in the lip. She fell to the ground screaming and covering her face.

“Afterwards he told me it was my fault he had headbutted Kate and turned to me and said, ‘I will headbutt you next’. I felt fear because he had headbutted Kate so why would he not do the same to me?”

Emma told jurors Kate was “visibly upset” on returning from the restaurant and could see she had been drinking but was “not stumbling”.

Prosecutor Peter Wright QC asked her: “Did she explain anything to you about the reason for her being upset?” Emma replied: “She just told me she confronted him about cheating but didn’t go into detail. We wanted to get out of the house.”

She said Giggs arrived about 15 to 20 minutes later and his mood was “not happy” and he “was very drunk”.

Emma said she retreated into a bedroom before going back downstairs and saw her sister Kate hugging Mac the puppy in the hallway.

She told the court: “Ryan said, ‘Say your goodbyes to the dog, you will never see him again’. It was in a snide manner, that he had the power – that he could keep the dog when he knew the dog was Kate’s. He said we were not allowed to take the dog with us.”

Emma said Giggs accused Kate of taking his phone, which her sister denied before he put her belongings in the hallway, including a handbag with her phone on top.

Emma said: “Ryan turned to Kate and said, ‘If I don’t have my phone, you are not having yours’.

“Kate grabbed it before he did and they were in physical contact with each other.”

Emma said she left to check on the dog and, on returning, saw Giggs’ legs sticking out into the hallway. She added: “I could hear her shouting, arguing and scuffling. Kate was lying on her back and Ryan was on top of her. Ryan was trying to grab Kate’s phone.

“From her facial expressions I could tell she was in pain. Kate said ‘get him off me’ so I put both my arms around his waist and, as Kate was using her legs to push him off, I was pulling. As I was pulling him up he turned to his right and his elbow touched my jaw.”

Emma said she was “upset”, felt “shock” and called her parents for help while Kate tried to retrieve her phone from Giggs’ back pocket.

She told the court: “I said to Ryan, ‘Just give her phone back and we will go’. He called me ‘a ******* liar’.

“Kate said to Ryan, ‘See, I have proof’. He had gone from annoyed to extremely angry.” The trial continues.

Anne Heche gives eight people ‘gift of life’ as tragic star donates organs in final wish | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Anne’s family recently issued a statement explaining that it had “long been her choice to donate her organs and she’s being kept on life support to determine if any are viable”.

The news of Anne’s death came a week after her Mini Cooper smashed into a two-storey house.

Following the crash, the car was engulfed in flames in the neighbourhood of Mar Vista.

As a result, Anne suffered lung damage, burns, and a severe anoxic brain injury, which is caused by a sustained lack of oxygen to the brain.