Celebrity Gossip: Valerie Harper, Kevin Hart, Brad Pitt and More!
VALERIE HARPER DIES AT AGE 80: Valerie Harper, an actress best-known for her star turns on Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Show has died at age 80, her family revealed. Her husband of 32 years, Tony Cacciotti, vowed last month to keep her out of hospice care despite her battle with terminal brain cancer. Celebrities shared their memories of her on social media. “A beautiful woman, a wonderful actress, a great friend and with balls bigger than mine,” Harper’s Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star, Ed Asner, 89, tweeted.
KEVIN HART INVOLVED IN CAR CRASH: Kevin Hart was involved in a car accident in the wee hours of Sunday morning, according to reports. TMZ reports that the 40-year-old suffered major back injuries after his Plymouth Barracuda careened off Malibu’s Mulholland Highway and landed in a ditch. The website obtained a police report stating that he “left the scene to his nearby residence to get medical attention.” He was a passenger and the driver, his pal Jared Black, was reportedly not under the influence. Hart bought the car for himself in honor of his 40th birthday.
BRAD PITT SWINGS BY KANYE WEST SUNDAY SERVICE: Brad Pitt came by Kanye West’s Sunday Service, held in Watts, Florida, according to reports. Per pics on social media, the 55-year-old sported khaki pants, a T-shirt and a newsboy cap. He was also spotted dancing in the crowd.
VENICE EMBRACES JOKER: The Joaquin Phoenix-toplined Joker scored an 8-minute long standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, Page Six reports. Phoenix, 44, attended the screening with director Todd Phillips and co-star Zazie Beetz.
PETE DAVIDSON AND MARGARET QUALLEY ARE FESTIVAL OFFICIAL: Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley are festival-official. The SNL comedian joined his new love in Venice, where her film, Seberg, debuted Friday. Qualley is Andie MacDowell’s daughter, and has been nominated for an Emmy for FX’s Fosse-Verdon. Davidson is due back on SNL September 28th.