Nun Battling Katy Perry Over Convent Sale Dies In Court

A nun involved in a legal battle over Katy Perry’s bid to buy a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a Friday court appearance. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, of the Sisters of the Most Holy And Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was 89. Holzman was among the nuns fighting for the ability to sell their former hilltop convent in Los Feliz to local businesswoman Dana Hollister, in direct opposition to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ wish to sell the property to superstar Katy Perry. Hollister had plans to turn the convent into a hotel, while Perry reportedly wanted to live there. A judge sided with the archdiocese and Perry, and invalidated the sale to Hollister, back in 2016. In November of last year, a jury found that Hollister had intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry and a judge ordered her to pay millions to the archdiocese and the singer. Just hours before she died, Holzman gave an interview with Sister Rita Callanan, appealing to the Vatican to give them control over their convent. They also implored Perry to “please stop” pursuing the purchase of the property.

Nun dies in court while fighting convent sale to Katy Perry

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‘Black Panther’ Reaches $1 Billion Globally

Disney’s Black Panther has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The studio said Saturday, March 10 that the milestone is based on Disney’s estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Black Panther is the fifth film in its Marvel universe to reach the milestone. The others are The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War. To date, the film has made $521 million domestically, becoming the No. 2 superhero release of all time, surpassing The Dark Knight.

‘Black Panther’ has crossed the $1 billion dollar mark at the box office

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars Jessica Capshaw And Sarah Drew To Exit Show

Two of fictional Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital’s longest-serving doctors are leaving the hit ABC show “Grey’s Anatomy.”  Stars Jessica Capshaw, who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins, and Sarah Drew, known as Dr. April Kepner, are leaving the medical drama in a major casting shake-up. Reports are that producers made the decision despite the fact that ABC hasn’t renewed the show yet for a fifteenth season. Drew got emotional in a statement on Twitter that suggested the news took her by surprise. Capshaw, too, expressed her sadness at saying goodbye to her character.  Drew has been playing April for nine seasons, while Capshaw has been on the show for ten. Creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes admitted she’ll have trouble writing off the characters, but praised Capshaw and Drew for bringing their roles to life.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Shocker: Jessica Capshaw & Sarah Drew To Exit ABC Medical Drama After Season 14

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“Suits” Spinoff Starring Gina Torres Receives Series Pickup

The TV show Suits is expanding, as the spin-off starring Gina Torres has received a series pickup at USA Network. The currently untitled series, which will be introduced in Suits‘ season 7 finale, will follow lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she “adjusts to the dirty world of Chicago politics,” according to the press release announcing the news. “It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years. Beyond her undeniable talent, she is an incredible partner and collaborator, and I always hoped we would work together again,” said Suits creator Aaron Korsh, who will executive produce and write the spin-off alongside EP and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Torres starred on the long-running legal drama as the managing partner of New York law firm Pearson Specter Litt until the season 6 midseason finale when Jessica moved to Chicago, and Torres left the series.  Suits returns March 28 at 9 p.m. on USA Network.

‘Suits’: Jessica Pearson’s Chicago-Set Spinoff Is Officially Happening!

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Chrissy Teigen And Husband John Legend Mourn Death Of Beloved Dog Puddy

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s dog Puddy has died. Teigen revealed the heartbreaking news on Instagram on Wednesday, March 7, sharing multiple photos of herself with her pup. “Today our baby, Puddy, has gone on to the pup heavens. John and I got Puddy in our first year of dating” she revealed. “10 years ago, on May 30th, I found the dog that would be there for us through every up, down, new house, new city, new tour, new travel. He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies. He was there for everything.”  Puddy underwent emergency treatment for heart failure in November 2017 and Teigen told her fans back then that his health was still not fully stable. “…He does have a tumor on his heart and he’s basically a 70 year old man beast but I am so happy to have him home right now.”  Teigen and Legend are currently expecting their second child, a boy.  They also have three other dogs: Pippa, Penny and their newest addition, Pablo, who they adopted in October.

Chrissy Teigen mourns death of beloved dog Puddy

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Tommy Lee Claims His Son Brandon, 21, Knocked Him ‘Unconscious’ During A Domestic Dispute

Former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee claims he was attacked on Monday, March 6, by his 21-year-old son Brandon.  Lee, who shares sons Brandon and Dylan with ex-wife Pamela Anderson, posted a photo of his swollen and bloodied mouth that evening. “My heart is broken,” the 55-year-old Lee said in tweet before it was deleted.  TMZ published details of the alleged altercation, claiming that Brandon had been acting in self-defense. However, Tommy responded on Twitter denying the altercation happened that way, saying “My fiancé and I were in bed when my son busted into the room and assaulted me. I asked him to the leave house and he knocked me unconscious. He ran away from the police. THAT’s the truth.”  According to sources, Lee plans to proceed with pressing criminal charges against Brandon. Sgt. Matthew Dunn of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated that Brandon has been named a person of interest related to a dispute with his father over a social media post, but no arrests have been made. Lee sought his own medical treatment, and Brandon was not on the scene when authorities arrived. Brandon’s attorneys have reached out to the Sheriff’s office and plan to cooperate fully with the investigation.

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Kendall Jenner Hospitalized Ahead Of Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party

22-year-old model Kendall Jenner was hospitalized over the weekend prior to attending the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party on Sunday. According to sources, Jenner had a bad reaction to a vitamin drip, resulting in a trip to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “She was working hard and took a vitamin drip over the weekend and had a bad reaction,” the source says. “Kendall checked herself into Cedars and quickly bounced back.”  Though she was recovering from a trip to the hospital, Jenner looked amazing at the Vanity Fair after-party on Sunday, rocking a black mini-dress. “I would have never been able to tell that she was hospitalized prior,” an eyewitness says. “She appeared to be having a great time with model pal Joan Smalls; laughing and mingling with party-goers.” 

Kendall Jenner hits hospital before Oscars for ‘bad reaction’ to popular celebrity health treatment

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Tony-Winning Actress Ruthie Ann Miles Injured In Car Crash That Killed Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

A Tony-winning actress was hospitalized, and her 4-year-old daughter has died, after they were hit by a car in Brooklyn, New York Ruthie Ann Blumenstein, whose stage name is Ruthie Ann Miles, won a Tony Award in 2015 for her role in the Broadway revival of The King and I. According to the New York Daily News, she, her daughter Abigail, another woman with a 1-year-old son, and a fifth victim were struck when a driver ran a red light. Both children did not survive.  Reports claim that the driver is said to have suffered a seizure and does not remember the crash. Miles, who is also pregnant, is said to be in stable condition at a Brooklyn hospital as of early Tuesday. The other woman, Miles’ friend Lauren Lew, is also recovering. The Broadway community – including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, and Sutton Foster – are rallying around Miles, and many are sending messages of condolences and support for her and her family. 

Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles Injured in Car Crash That Killed Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

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2018 Oscars TV Ratings Hit All-Time Low

According to a round-up of local Nielsen markets, the 90th Annual Academy Awards was down 16 percent to an 18.9 household rating, down from last year’s near-low of 22.4. That’s also down from the prior lowest ratings on record, which was a 21.9 household rating from 2008. While the Oscars remain one of TV’s most viewed events at around 29 million viewers, just last year it was 32 million. Any number of factors are often blamed for a low-rated award shows. One reason being offered for the latest drop in Oscar ratings is the fact that this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees featured few box-office blockbusters. The highest box-office gross among the Best Picture nominees belonged to the World War II drama Dunkirk ($525 million worldwide), which came up short in the major categories but ultimately went home with three Oscars for film editing and sound editing and mixing. An even bigger driving factor for Oscars’ recent ratings decline is the rapidly-changing viewing habits of TV audiences, more of whom are choosing to stream their favorite content online (including on social media) rather than watching live on TV. 

Oscars Early Ratings Tank, Show Sinks 16 Percent From Last Year

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Frances McDormand Is Reunited With Her Oscar After It’s Stolen During After-Party; Suspect In Custody

Frances McDormand has been reunited with her best actress Academy Award after it was snatched during a post-Oscar party Sunday.  McDormand, 60, was upset after her award was snatched from her table while celebrating at the Governors Ball on Sunday night, TMZ reported. Security was dispatched to find the Academy Award, which had McDormand’s named engraved on it, after it went missing. Winning recipients of the award get their names engraved on it at the Governors Ball. The man who allegedly stole the award was arrested and police identified the suspect as Terry Bryant, 47. He was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft and is being held on $20,000 bail.

Frances McDormand’s Oscar statue stolen (and returned)

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