Brooke Laughton, Second Stew
Brooke grew up in Manchester, England, going on lavish vacations and last minute holidays chartering catamarans. During college, she was an aspiring journalist and while on assignment, she learned about working in the yachting industry and the adventures it has to offer. However, because of her upscale upbringing, Brooke had everything to learn about the service industry from how to do laundry to delivering the high level of service she grew up enjoying. Brooke got her first job on a high profile sailing yacht amongst the Hollywood Elite, and has since quickly climbed the ladder. Despite her parents’ split a few years ago, Brooke remains a hopeless romantic who loves to love, could a “boatmance” be in store for her?
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett has come to the realization that she’s in over her head.
As the former Playboy model continues to grapple with ongoing issues in her marriage to Hank Baskett, multiple sources shed new light on the final straw that has led her to considering divorce.
“Everything came really quickly for Kendra in the beginning, the show, marrying Hank, the kids,” an insider tells E! News “It all happened really fast for her. Through the years she really tried to make it work with Hank but at this point there’s really no coming back from this latest divide.”
Our source denies Hank’s 2014 cheating scandal is to blame, saying, “He’s actually a great dad and has been getting a bad rap lately. He always let Kendra do whatever she wanted and was always supportive of her career choices.”
Whether you’re ready or not, it’s time to say goodbye to Scandal. The Emmy-winning ABC drama is coming to an end after seven seasons on Thursday, April 19 with “Over the Cliff,” an episode written by series creator Shonda Rhimes and directed by longtime Shondaland helmer Tom Verica.
To commemorate the ground-breaking show, ABC assembled its stars (both in front of and behind the camera) to look back.
“There isn’t a single feeling I haven’t had about the show ending,” Kerry Washington, Olivia Pope on the series, said in the video below.
The 18-episode season let the cast and crew have closure, Darby Stanchfield said. “We have gotten the chance to look at each other and say, ‘I love you, I’m going to miss you,” Guillermo Diaz said.
Sarah Jessica Parkeris raising a cosmo to New York gubernatorial candidate—and her former co-star—Cynthia Nixon.
Following mounting speculation, Nixon, an award-winning actress and Sex and the City alum, launched her bid for New York governor on March 19 against current democratic governor Andrew Cuomo. While fellow co-stars were quicker to react to the news—Kim Cattrallsaid she supports and respects “any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices” and Kristin Davisimmediately expressed her pride in and support of Nixon’s run—Parker was noticeably publicly mum on the subject.
Then, on Wednesday, Parker released a statement to Page Six via a representative, stating, “Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls…I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid.”
As any fan knows, it’s hard to GTL and party it up with the cast when you are in a relationship…and it looks like more than one couple will be tested this season.
While Snooki’s husband Jionni LaValle chose not to appear on-camera, it looks like he’s still in the mix as a shaken Snooki says, “This is literally going to f–king ruin my marriage!” (She’s also seen arguing with BFF Jenni “JWoww” Farley at one point.)
And though Ronnie is expecting his first child with his girlfriend Jen Harley, it looks like he may have trouble resisting temptation in Miami.
Fans know the culprit is an actress—a clue Haddish previously revealed.
“Stormy Daniels bit Beyonce. She’s an actress,” Haddish said. “She also works with the president, as I sip my tea (my water tea).”
However, viewers continued to press Haddish for details.
“Why is who bit Beyonce global news? They didn’t even, like, take a chunk out of her face,” she said. “It’s not even that serious.”
Sean Penn‘s a poet, and you probably didn’t know it…and you may not like it. Many people don’t.
The 57-year-old Oscar winner recently published a debut novel titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Its epilogue is a poem, which criticizes #MeToo, the movement to combat sexual harassment, and references Charlie Rose and Louis C.K., who last year faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
According to Page Six, Penn writes, “Where did all the laughs go? / Are you out there Louis C.K.? / Once crucial conversations / Kept us on our toes / Was it really in our interest / To trample Charlie Rose? / And what’s with this ‘Me Too’? / This infantilizing term of the day… / Is this a toddler’s crusade? / Reducing rape, slut-shaming, and suffrage to reckless child’s play?”
Sometimes the celeb is the story, but sometimes the story is the story…
Ben Affleck is speaking out after The New Yorker published an article entitled “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck” last week. Soon after the piece went live, the Internet erupted into a frenzy, alleging that the writer was fat-shaming the superstar.
In the seemingly light-hearted piece, Naomi Fry writes about the now-infamous photos that recently emerged of a shirtless Affleck on the beach in Hawaii, showcasing his phoenix rising back tatt while filming his upcoming movie, Triple Frontier.
In the article, which falls under the website’s “Annals of Appearances” section, the writer penned, “His gut is pooching outward in a way that, in a more enlightened country like, say, France, would perhaps be considered virile, not unlike the lusty Gérard Depardieu in his prime but, in fitness-fascist America, tends to read as Homer Simpsonesque.”
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II‘s 96-year-old husband, pulled out of an annual pre-Easter church service on Thursday because of a hip problem, Reuters reported.
Philip, aka the Duke of Edinburgh, was due to make a rare public appearance at the Royal Maundy Service, which took place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, and then attend a reception and lunch. His 91-year-old wife attended the event without him.
“The duke was keen to attend but made this decision because he has been experiencing some trouble with his hip,” the royal source told Reuters.
“The Order of Service was printed some weeks ago when it was hoped the Duke would be able to take part,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told E! News. “His Royal Highness has since decided not to attend.”
Dua Lipa wants to set some new rules in the music industry.
The 22-year-old England native has taken the world by storm with her hit debut eponymous album. While the burgeoning superstar’s time in the spotlight has been bold but brief, Lipa has already pinpointed an inequality embedded in the music industry.
“For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know?” she recently told British GQ. “For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured.”
Lipa understands the stigma all too well—while she does not play any instruments on her album of pop hits, the star is a credited writer on all but two of the twelve tracks.
“Here we are, a kind that will never know death and yet we’re fighting to live. There is beauty in what we are,” Dolores says.
And she has an ominous warning: “It’s us or them.”
The trailer above features a cover of Nirvana‘s “Heart-Shaped Box” by series composer Ramin Djawdi. Westworld featured a large ensemble cast in season one, including Ed Harris, James Marsden, Luke Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Ben Barnes and Angela Sarafyan, among others.
Ricky Martin is opening up about how he met his husband Jwan Yosef and how they strive to make their kids proud and full of self-esteem.
Martin candidly explains that it took time to build his relationship with the contemporary artist.
“I contacted him, and we talked for six months. We were just sending messages, talking about life and existential issues. Nothing sexy, nothing sexual. It’s not that he was sending me sexy pictures and vice versa, I swear. But when I first saw him, I said, ‘I am going to marry this guy.’ And apparently, he said exactly the same thing,” the 46-year-old singer says to Attitude. “Obviously, he only told me this, later on, you have to keep it to yourself at first! But I lost my breath when I saw him. Six months’ build-up and it was very romantic.”
While at first it may not seem like Oscar winner Russell Crowe and Vanderpump Rules’ Scheana Shay would have a lot in common, there’s actually a surprising connection between the two stars.
Both Russell and Scheana have had relationships and breakups that have been very public and played out in the press. Russell and Danielle Spencer called it quits in 2012, though he admitted in 2015 that the duo hadn’t legally split up and he was still in love with her, it was reported just months ago that the duo had finalized their divorce.
Now, the 53-year-old actor has revealed that he’s having a divorce auction, a similar idea to Scheana’s post-split business venture, “Divorce Closet.”
Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, who stars with mom June “Mama June” Shannon on her WE tv reality show Mama June: From Not to Hot, recently reported to Georgia police that two handguns were stolen from her car.
According to a report from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in Macon, Georgia, her 2003 Nissan Xterra was one of five cars were broken into in the parking lot of a Marriott hotel early on March 22.
The assailant or assailants stole from Pumpkin’s vehicle two loaded pistols—a $300 Ruger LCP .380 and a $400 Ruger Security-9, the report said. The 18-year-old reality star and mother of one told police both were loaded and in holsters and had been placed under a seat.
She also told authorities that her wallet, which contained her social security card and the social security card of her late grandmother, was also stolen from the car.
Cameron Diaz has confirmed that she is “actually retired.”
The 45-year-old star has taken a step back from the spotlight in recent years, sparking speculation that she had retired from acting. Diaz’s Sweetest Thing co-star Selma Blair added fuel to the retirement rumors earlier this month when she spoke about her pal getting out of the acting game.
“We were reminiscing about the film [The Sweetest Thing]. I would have liked to do a sequel, but Cameron’s retired from acting,” Blair reportedly told Metro News. “She’s like, ‘I’m done.'”
After the article was published, Blair took to Twitter to clarify her comments.