Livin’ Joy’s Janice Robinson worried X Factor was ‘making fun’ of 50-year-old woman | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“And in that moment, I thought, either this is going to be either they’re trying to make a fool of a 50-year-old woman, or they are or they want, you know, something shocking, that will make people watch, or they really genuinely want to tell my story.”

However, they did not tell the story Janice wanted them to, as she was going through an awful time at home in America.

She continued: “In the end, they didn’t tell my story. They only told a portion of my story.

“I was going through something very heartbreaking. And I remember I got the DM on May 24.

“And then on May 31, my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour. I did that audition 10 days after her brain surgery, which a lot of people don’t know.”

Star Wars Creative Director Answers Obi-Wan Questions

E! News: The Star Wars fans already know who you are. But for all of those newbies out there, would you be so kind as to introduce yourself? And tell us a little bit about what you do on Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Doug Chiang: I am the Vice President and Executive Director for Lucasfilm and a production designer and co-producer for Obi-Wan Kenobi. On Obi-Wan Kenobi, I was essentially charged with designing the look, the characters, the environments, all the sets and the planets. It was actually quite an amazing endeavor because Obi-Wan Kenobi bridges the prequels with the original trilogy. It was a really wonderful opportunity to actually blend the aesthetics of Tatooine from where we saw it in the prequels to where we saw it in the original trilogy. There was obviously about a 20 year period. How did the planet evolve and how do we make it distinct for Obi-Wan Kenobi?

E!: There’s such a Star Wars fan geek-out moment in the trailer when young Luke Skywalker looks so much like Anakin.

DC: One of our biggest challenges was, of course, how to portray a young Luke Skywalker. What did the homestead look like with Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen? It was really interesting because not a lot changes on Tatooine. It’s a pretty timeless environment. Our challenge was to make it so that it was still very familiar to the fans of the original trilogy, with an update to bring something new to it. I think Luke was a really fun example of that, where we tried to imbue a lot of that nostalgia into his character and into the design of ‘What would a young Luke be doing on the homestead?’

E!: When you found out that they were going to be doing a standalone series for Obi-Wan Kenobi, what was your initial reaction?

DC: I was really thrilled. Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of my favorite characters and to actually learn more about his character and what happened between the prequels and the original trilogy was always something that I was really curious about. Obi-Wan Kenobi is very endearing because he’s one of the last remaining characters from George Lucas. We were very protective of making sure that we were very respectful to the character development. What would that be? What would his evolution be? What was his motivation during this period? Obviously when we see him in A New Hope, he’s a completely different person and we want to really learn ‘OK, what happened during those 20 years?’

‘Absolutely gutted’ Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards to replace Gemma Collins in Chicago | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The Loose Women panellist has also appeared in Hairspray, Carousel and We Will Rock You.

She will star alongside Lee Mead, Faye Brookes, Djalenga Scott, Jamie Baughan and BE Wong.

Brenda will be part of the production till July 23 with dates at Cardiff New Theatre, Winter Gardens Blackpool, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre, Norwich Theatre Royal and New Theatre Oxford.

The news of Brenda’s latest career moves comes after the devastating loss of her music mogul son, Jamal, earlier this year.

Amber Heard ‘ruined Johnny Depp’s life’, lawyer claims as jury set to consider verdict | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, claimed to the jury in his defamation trial against Amber Heard that his ex-wife “ruined his life”. With closing arguments set to finish today, the jury will then deliberate and give their verdict. 

In her searing final words to the jury, Ms Vasquez told jurors that on May 27 2016, Amber walked into a courtroom in Los Angeles, California, and filed a restraining order against her former partner.

“In doing so ruined his life by falsely telling the world that she was a survivor of domestic abuse at the hands of Mr Depp,” she said.

“On May 27 2022, exactly six years later, we ask you to give Mr Depp his life back.

“What is at stake in this trial is a man’s life.”

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Ms Vasquez also alleged the Aquaman actress “put on the performance of her lifetime” during the trial. 

Recalling the testimony from Amber’s acting coach, who claimed in court that the star had difficulty pretending to cry while acting, the lawyer added: “You saw it… sobbing without tears.”

She also told the jury Amber had been verbally abusive to the actor, calling him names including references to him being “washed up” and “a dead-beat dad”.

“Ms Heard would take the low blows and hit him where it hurts, his children,” she said.

Teresa Guidice Slams Caroline Manzo “Knock the S–t” Out of Her Remark

She’s prepared to say all of this and more to Teresa’s face, too—especially if it means RHONJ‘s cameras are rolling. “Sometimes you gotta smack the bully,” Caroline said. “I am more than happy to go smack the bully.” 

Needless to say, Teresa wasn’t too happy to hear about Caroline’s comments. “She didn’t knock the s–t out of me the entire time she was on the show, that’s why I’m still there and she’s not,” Teresa told TMZ. “That tells you everything you need to know. She’s promoting her son’s podcast so she talks about me because otherwise no one is paying attention.”

According to the RHONJ O.G., Caroline’s not the only one using her name to get press. “If these people were interesting they would have something else to talk about other than Teresa Giudice,” she said. “But God bless them all, I wish them nothing but the best.”

Justin Timberlake sells song catalogue for over £75million | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The SexyBack hitmaker’s big-money deal was with Hipgnosis Song Management and a fund backed by private equity firm Blackstone. The American singer and movie actor, 41, has sold over 150 million records – 88 million as a solo artist and 70 million with boy band Nsync.

Hipgnosis will profit when the tracks are used in soundtracks, or played on the radio and online.

Timberlake, who is married to US actress Jessica Biel, 40, said Hipgnosis “values artists and their creative work”.

Jamie Lee Curtis in heartfelt tribute to late co-star Ray Liotta ‘A beautiful artist’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

However, sources have claimed to TMZ that no foul play was suspected.

The star is best known for his roles as mafia gangster Henry Hill in the hit film Goodfellas, Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams and Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

In 1990, Ray’s role in Martin Scorses’s film Goodfella’s made him a household name and went on to win multiple awards.

Since the news of his tragic death broke, tributes have been pouring in for the Hollywood star on social media, including from another of his co-stars Jennifer Lopez – and now Jamie Lee has joined them in singing his praises.

Gogglebox’s Jenny Newby shares update following hospital stay as Lee announces return date | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The pair then paused before Jenny announced that they sadly would not be returning for this season of Gogglebox.

Giving away the date of the new series, Lee interrupted: “September, guys. We’ll be back in September. Have a lovely summer everybody!”

Many social media users, including fellow Gogglebox stars, took to the posts comments to share their joy over the good news.

Fellow Gogglebox star Izzi Warner said: “Glad to see you’re feeling better Jenny lots of love xxx.”

Drag Race’s Tayce admits she ‘doesn’t watch’ Eurovision despite UK Hun? chart success | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

It’s understandable why Tayce might not be all that enthused to watch Eurovision given the UK’s abysmal track record in the competition, although all of that changed this year. 

Two weeks ago, Sam Ryder won back the hearts of our neighbouring countries with his rousing song SPACEMAN, which rocketed the UK all the way into second place. 

While Britain won the vote of the professional juries, Ukraine were announced the winners thanks to votes from the public, with Kalush Orchestra giving an emotional acceptance speech before they performed their winning song, Stefania, a second time. 

Tayce appeared to have a fabulous night at the launch of ABSOLUT’S Born to Mix fashion collaboration in BOXPARK Shoreditch the other week. 

Speaking about the fashion partnership she said: “The collaboration has been such a fun experience for me personally because I love the passion and energy of everyone I’m working with and everyone I’m working with I’m actually a fan of. I’m just so happy to be here right now today!”

Head down to BOXPARK Shoreditch 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd this weekend to enjoy some amazing Absolut events and experiences – from making your own cocktails, to photo moments with friends.

Davina McCall sizzles in neon pink bikini by the sea ‘Run out of f***s’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Davina McCall danced and clapped in celebration as she enjoyed some time by the sea – and uploaded video footage to Instagram to share her joy.

Showing off a neon pink off-the-shoulder bikini bra with matching bottoms, the 54-year-old announced: “One good thing about #Menopause .. u get an instant induction into the zero f***s club.”

Viewers with the volume up then heard what she was dancing along to – a song with the lyrics: “I have no more f**ks to give, my f**ks are running dry, I tried to go f**k shopping, but there’s no f**ks left to buy!”

Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse immediately appreciated the humour, firing back: “Hahahahahahahahaha this song is me on set! You look hot babeeeee.”

In view of her impressive follower list of 1.5 million, Davina had also added: “If u’ve run out of f***s to give this week, sending u so much love ..”

Actress Martine McCutcheon also responded to the post, exclaiming: “Hahahaha!!!!!!! I bloody love this so much! You’ve made my week! This is an ad in itself Davina!”

Davina, who fronted the TV show Sex, Myths and the Menopause, also hashtagged the term #PeriMenopause.

For those interested in her brightly coloured bikini, she tagged pricey American designer Melissa Odabash.