Celebrity Gossip: Jussie Smollett, Amy Schumer, Friends and More!
WILL JUSSIE SMOLLETT BE CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME? Jussie Smollett may be on the hook for staging and reporting a hate crime, according to reports. Abel and Ola Osundairo, two brothers who police originally suspected of staging an attack on Smollett at his beset, were spotted visiting with Chicago special prosecutor Dan Webb, TMZ reports. The 16 felony counts in connection to the alleged crime Smollett was facing were dropped by State’s Attorney Kim Fox. Webb is in the position to recharge Smollett, TMZ reports.
AMY SCHUMER OPENS UP ABOUT RETURNING TO WORK: On Saturday, comedian Amy Schumer shared shots of her five-month-old Gene, and shared how excited and nervous she was to return to work. The 38-year-old wrote on Instagram: “Five months today and like all moms I love him so much it hurts. I’m feeling strong and good and like I’m still a human being with interests and ambitions and goals I’m excited to reach. It’s felt good to be back at work. I was so worried about it and was afraid to go back after he was 3 months old. A couple days I’ve cried from missing him. But it’s mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more.”
FRIENDS REUNION: Friends alums Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc recently got together. Cox posted a sweet snap of them together over the weekend, captioning it: “A rare night and I love it.”
STACEY DASH’S HUSBAND WANTS TO MOVE ON: Stacey Dash and her husband want to put her domestic violence arrest behind them, and her husband actually never wanted to press charges, The Blast reports. Prosecutors have reportedly dropped the case, as they did not have a cooperating witness.
BILLY BALDWIN REVEALS SON’S CANCER BATTLE: Billy Baldwin is sharing sad news about his 17-year-old son Vance. “A year ago today my son Vance was diagnosed with cancer … he was 16 years old,” Baldwin, 56, revealed on Instagram Thursday. “He kept it very quiet … we all did. He went through 28 rounds of chemo yet stayed VERY positive, focused and kept his life as normal as possible … every single day.” He also shared a screenshot of his son’s Instagram, indicating that he has been “clear for months now.” Baldwin’s wife, Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips, added, “Our baby. Our hero.” Baldwin and Phillips also share Jameson and Brooke together.
CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES OPEN TEXAS HOTEL: Chip and Joanna Gaines are opening up a hotel in their hometown of Waco, Texas. The Fixer Upper stars announced their plans on Joanna’s Magnolia website: "Chip and I are thrilled to share the news that in 2021, we will be opening the doors to a boutique hotel in downtown Waco, Texas. We are, without a doubt, firm believers that home is the most important place on earth. But we’ve also learned that home can be found beyond a physical dwelling. It encompasses more than the place where our mail is delivered."
HALLE BERRY POSTS THIRSTY SHOT: Halle Berry poured a full bottle of H2O in her mouth and let it pour over her body. It wasn’t just a hot shot though. She wrote: Today’s #FitnessFriday is about one of the most important factors of any fitness routine - HYDRATION. We are made of 60% water, and replenishing that amount can have life changing effects on the body - weight loss, higher energy levels, better cardiovascular health, and younger looking skin. The crazy part? When you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated - it’s said that we need upwards of 64 oz. of water a day to stay hydrated and that’s NOT including if we’ve worked out.”