Eva LaRue Shares Sweet Memory With Her Sister 6 Days After Her Ex-Husband John Callahan Dies

Eva LaRue was able to put a smile on her face again courtesy of her sister almost one week after her ex-husband John Callahan tragically passed.

It only takes one little thing to turn someone’s day around. Luckily for Eva LaRue, 53, that thing was her sister Lara Larue Rutherford, who provided the former soap star some much needed happiness days after her ex-husband John Callahan died on Saturday, March 28. Eva posted a throwback photo of her and Lara cozied up while sharing a sweet memory that took place earlier this week. “Happyyyy Birthday my Gorgeous Sisteroooo! This photo from the good ol’ days when we could be cheek to cheek. Today however, 8 ft apart in the fire pit in the yard, provided the first laughs (daughter) Kaya and I have had in a week. It helped lift our weight. Thank you for always sharing your Love and Light my sweet Sis! A Birthantine we won’t soon forget.”

John, who was one of the most beloved stars from the ABC soap opera All My Children, passed at the age of 66 after he suffered from a massive stroke at his home in Palm Desert, California. He and Eva were married from 1996 to 2005. She gave birth to their daughter Kaya in December 2001. “May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever,” Eva wrote in her own Instagram post that included a pictorial of many moments shared by the family-of-three.

Other AMC family members have since spoken about John on social media. Kelly Ripa, 49, who was part of the show from 1990-2002, shared a touching tribute to him on her Instagram hours after his death was announced. “Because there are no words, all I can muster is Rest In Peace #johncallahan. My heart breaks for you @evalarue and @kaya_callahan.”

Happyyyy Birthday my Gorgeous Sisteroooo! This photo from the good ol’ days when we could be cheek to cheek. Today however, 8 ft apart in the fire pit in the yard, provided the first laughs Kaya and I have had in a week. It helped lift our weight. Thank you for always sharing your Love and Light my sweet Sis! . A Birthantine we won’t soon forget. ♥️♥️♥️🎉🎉🎉🎂🎈🎁 #happybirthdaysister. @laralarutherford

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, 42, who played Susan Lucci’s daughter on the Emmy-winning series, also shared a heartbreaking dedication to him. “Get past the horrible eyebrows on me and you will notice the incredibly handsome man, standing beside, me at my high school graduation,” she wrote next to a photo of them together in the early 90’s. “That’s #JohnCallahan or better know to me as GP (but why I called him that remains between us and those closest to him). He stepped into a lot of moments in my life because I didn’t have a father to be there.”

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Vanessa Bryant Reacts to Kobe Being Posthumously Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

Vanessa Bryant is speaking out in response to the happy news that her late husband Kobe Bryant will be posthumously inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The official announcement was made on Saturday afternoon (April 4) and Vanessa appeared on ESPN with her 17-year-old daughter Natalia to talk about the honor.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment and honor and we’re extremely proud of him,” Vanessa said. “Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career.”

“Every accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here. We’re incredibly proud of him. There’s some solace in knowing that he was probably going to be a part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class,” she added.

Two other basketball legends will be inducted into the HOF alongside Kobe.

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The Who Postpone U.S. Leg Of ‘Moving On!’ Tour

The Who have postponed the upcoming U.S. leg of their Moving On! Tour in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The leg was set to have taken place from an April 21 concert in Hollywood, Florida, through a six-date Las Vegas residency spanning from May 5 through May 16.

A message on the band’s official website reports that the shows are being postponed “out of an abundance of caution.” The Who also noted that they will make an announcement as soon as the new dates are finalized. All the tickets will be honored accordingly.

The post adds, “Both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey — and the rest of The Who band — cannot wait to get out there and be with you all and share in some great music.”

The Who had previously postponed their U.K. and Ireland tour in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The tour was due to start on March 16 in Manchester and conclude in Wembley on April 8.

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Kobe Bryant Posthumously Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, in his first year of eligibility, will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the NBA announced Saturday.

“He was one of the greatest competitors who stepped on the court and made sure his impact was felt on both sides of the ball. He is ranked 4th on the NBA’s career points list (33,643). We congratulate posthumously 5x NBA Champion Kobe Bryant,” the Basketball Hall of Fame tweeted Saturday.

In an interview Saturday with ESPN, Bryant’s widow Vanessa said of the Hall of Fame honor, “It’s an incredible accomplishment and honor, and we’re extremely proud of him. Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate, but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career, and every accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here. We’re incredibly proud of him.”

Bryant’s 2020 Hall of Fame class includes Kevin Garnett — whose Boston Celtics battled against Bryant’s Lakers in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals — as well as Tim Duncan, WNBA star Tamika Catchings, longtime Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich and more.

“No amount of words can fully describe what Kobe Bryant meant to the Los Angeles Lakers,” Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in a statement. “Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched.

Buss continued, “Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles — and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.”

Bryant died January 26th when a helicopter carrying the Lakers star, his daughter Gianna and seven other occupants crashed outside Calabasas, California.

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Linda Lusardi says it’s ‘good to be home’ after almost dying from coronavirus

Linda Lusardi has returned home after recovering from coronavirus, as she opened up about her horrific ordeal. 

The Dancing On Ice star had come down with Covid-19 around two weeks ago, and ended up in hospital fighting the effects of the deadly illness. 

She shared a photo of her in her own bed at home telling fans: ‘So good to be home. Keep safe. Stay in and try to keep positive in this troubled time.’

Despite going to hell and back and being told she may not survive, Linda looked very glamorous as she snuggled up with her dog, and the smile on her face showed just how glad she was to be out of hospital. 

She revealed to The Sun that she had been told she may not live through coronavirus, explaining: ‘‘I said to [the doctor], “Am I going to make this?” and he said, “You’re 61, I can’t guarantee anything. We don’t know what we’re dealing with here”. 

‘To hear that was just dreadful and I just burst into tears.’

Linda also revealed the horrific effects of the virus on her body:  ‘I started to get a fever, [I was] feeling rough and carried on, but it got worse and worse.

‘Your head hurts, your brain hurts and you feel like an elephant is sitting on you.’ 

What does self-isolation mean?

Self-isolation means staying indoors and avoiding all contact with other people for 14 days, according to the NHS.

It means no going to work, school, the shops or even to the park for some fresh air, in order to minimise the risk of passing on Covid-19.

Public transport and taxis are a no-no and you shouldn’t have visitors over, even if you just stay at home.

Anyone in self-isolation is advised to ask friends, family and delivery drivers to pick things up for you and drop them-off. You should put a sign outside telling people you are self-isolating and everything should be left on the floor outside your front door to avoid the risk of further infections.

You should leave a sign outside your property if you have to self-isolate (Picture: PA)

Those who are self-isolating are still advised to stay away from their pets as much as possible and to wash their hands before and after touching them.

If you live in a house share and have to self-isolate, the advice is to stay in your room with the door closed and only emerge to use communal kitchens, bathrooms and living areas if absolutely necessary.

Who should self-isolate?

The government advises anyone returning from Category 1 areas (Hubei, Iran, Italy and Daegu or Cheongdo in South Korea), to go straight home and self-isolate, even if they don’t display any symptoms.

Travellers should use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.

Anyone returning from Category 2 areas should self-isolate and call 111 if they have Covid-19 symptoms. You can find the list of those places here.

Linda continued: ‘I remember crawling to the bathroom, putting my face on the tile floor and then almost trying to make myself sick to just get a light relief for five minutes afterwards.

‘I was leaning over the edge of the bed, coughing and spitting into a bucket. Your vomit is blue.’

Her husband Sam Kane also contracted coronavirus, but his symptoms were much milder and he was soon discharged from hospital, while Linda’s life hung in the balance. 

Thankfully, she managed to pull through and thanked the NHS on Instagram, writing: ‘The NHS really did save my life. Such brave, incredible, doctors and nurses. And all the staff. Thank you.’

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Kenny Rogers Earns First No. 1 On Top Country Albums Chart Since 1986

The late Kenny Rogers has topped Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart for the first time since 1986.

According to Billboard, The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years topped the chart in the week ended March 26. Rogers previously topped the chart with The Heart of the Matter back in 1986.

The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years was released in 2018 via Capitol Records Nashville, and debuted at No. 1 with 32,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 10,000 were in album sales.

Rogers died on March 20 at age 81. Announcing his death, the Rogers family said the singer, songwriter and actor died “peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

The winner of six CMA Awards and three Grammys, Rogers had 24 No. 1 hits. Rogers sold over 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

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Summer Walker in Hot Water for Defending Cultural Appropriation

‘I don’t see why a white girl cant wear box braids if she chooses to express herself that way,’ so the ‘Girls Need Love’ singer says before being hit with backlash.

AceShowbiz -Even though Summer Walker often says controversial things that land her in hot water, it appears she still stays true to herself despite the backlash. This time, the R&B singer drew criticism after a comment she made regarding cultural appropriation.

It all started after she posted on Instagram a video of Nikita Dragun that prompted one of her followers to urge her not to support the social media star because she’s appropriating black culture. In response, Summer wrote, “idk about the whole cultural appropriation thing with as many black women running around in blonde straight wigs, blue contacts, and make up they know damn well is 2 shades lighter their actual skin tone. I think a lot of people just like the idea of being what there not no matter what race.”

Her response led some people to attack her, though she still stood by her remark. “I don’t see why a white girl cant wear box braids if she chooses to express herself that way. We clearly as humans admire different things from different cultures,” She added in another comment, “The only issue is the black girl in the blonde wig should get the same acceptance and praise as the white girl in the box braids.”

This only prompted people to attack her even more, with one saying, “you continue to be ignorant everyday like you really outdo yourself with this ignorant s**t.” Meanwhile, another person similarly wrote, “the ignorance jumped out, a whole colorist who doesn’t even support her own race whew chile.” Someone else urged her to “just make music…. and just hush.”

“Please delete this summer. Having blue eyes and blonde hair are not cultural things, but rather genetics. Please delete this for your own good,” an individual advised her nicely. “summer are you SERIOUS RN? that’s the dumbest s**t to EVER come out of your mouth..,” another commented.

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Search for Missing RFK’s Granddaughter and Son Suspended as They’re Presumed Dead

In a lengthy statement, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean’s husband David is convinced that the chances the mother and son have survived are ‘impossibly small.’

AceShowbiz -The search for Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her 8-year-old son, Gideon, has been suspended and turned from rescue to recovery. Her husband, David McKean, confirmed the sad news in a statement, presuming that his two beloved family members have passed away after a canoe accident.

In his lengthy statement, David revealed that the Coast Guard and local authorities had been putting in all their efforts to find Maeve and Gideon more than a day to no avail. Thus, he’s now convinced that the “the chances they have survived are impossibly small. It is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away.” David added, “The search for their recovery will continue, and I hope that that will be successful.”

Maeve and Gideon were reported missing after trying to retrieve a ball that got kicked into Chesapeake Bay. According to reports, they were seen struggling to return to shore in a canoe before disappearing.

David gave more details about the accident in his statement, saying that the mother-and-son duo was playing kickball by the small, shallow cove behind the house before one of them kicked the ball into the water. “The cove is protected, with much calmer wind and water than in the greater Chesapeake. They got into a canoe, intending simply to retrieve the ball, and somehow got pushed by wind or tide into the open bay,” he explained.

“About 30 minutes later they were spotted by an onlooker from land, who saw them far out from shore, and called the police,” he continued. “After that last sighting, they were not seen again. The Coast Guard recovered their canoe, which was capsized and miles away, at approximately 6:30 yesterday evening.”

As for how the couple’s other children reacted to this heartbreaking news, David revealed that their seven-year-old daughter is understandably “heartbroken,” but she tried to be mature. Meanwhile, “Toby is two-and-a-half, so he’s still his usual magical and goofy self. I know soon he will start to ask for Maeve and Gideon. It breaks my heart that he will not get to have them as a mother and brother.”

The Kennedy-Townsend family has also issued their own statement thanking people for the “outpouring of love and prayers.” Of Maeve, they said, “Her husband, David, and their children, Gideon, Gabriella, and Toby, were the great joys of her life. The role she treasured most was mom.”

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Logan Williams dead: The Flash actor dies suddenly at 16 as his devastated mum speaks out

LOGAN WILLIAMS – best known for starring in The Flash and When Calls the Heart – has died at the age of 16. According to local reports, his death was sudden.

Logan Williams had the potential to be a huge star

Marlyse Williams

The teenager’s cause of death has not been made public.

He rose to fame after landing the role of Barry Allen in CW’s The Flash – a young version of the title character.

Logan also won notable parts as Miles Montgomery in Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart.

His mother Marlyse Williams told Tri-City News that she is “absolutely devastated”, as she copes with his death alone due to coronavirus socialial distancing.


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She told the newspaper, based in Logan’s native British Columbia, that the situation was “hard”.

Marlyse commented: “I am not able to hug my parents who lost their only grandchild.

“It’s hard. With his talent and gorgeous looks, Logan had the potential to be a huge star,” the MailOnline reported.

Logan’s The Flash co-star Grant Gustin was one of the first to speak out on social media in view of his 7.5 million Instagram followers.

The actor, 30, who portrayed the same role in the show, shared a picture of them together taken six years ago.

He captioned it: “Just hearing the devastating news that Logan Williams has passed away suddenly. This picture was early in the filming of The Flash pilot episode back in 2014.

“I was so impressed by not only Logan’s talent but his professionalism on set. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family during what is I’m sure an unimaginably difficult time for them.”

He signed off: “Please keep Logan and his family in your thoughts and prayers during what has been a strange and trying time for us all. Sending love to everyone.”


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His When Calls the Heart co-star Erin Krakow also shared a tribute on social media.

She wrote: “Heartbroken to learn of the passing of Logan Williams who played Miles Montgomery in several seasons of @wcth_tv.

“Logan was a beautiful, warm, silly, and talented young man. He could always make us laugh. He was just shy of 17 and had what I’m sure would have been a very bright future ahead of him.

“I hope you’ll join me in sending virtual love & support to Logan’s family & friends during this very painful time.”


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Logan starred alongside Lori Loughlin in the period drama about the early 20th century Canadian frontier.

It was when he was just 10-year-old that his acting career began thanks to another Hallmark movie.

He made his debut in The Color Of Rain, following his first ever audition.

Logan appeared in eight episodes of The Flash, with the last one being five years in an episode entitled The Man Who Saved Central City.

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Katy Perry Reveals She & Orlando Bloom Are Expecting ‘A Girl’ — See Cute Announcenent

Katy Perry announced the gender of her baby-to-be on April 3 with a very interesting Instagram post and message.

Katy Perry is expecting “a girl”! The 35-year-old singer revealed the joyous news on April 3 when she took to Instagram to make the announcement. She did so by sharing a cute photo of her fiance, Orlando Bloom, and said, “It’s a girl”. See the announcement below!

Katy and Orlando’s exciting news comes just one month after the new mom shared her initial pregnancy news with her fans by debuting her baby bump in her music video for “Never Worn White”. The unexpected moment shocked fans since the “Firework” crooner hid it well and she confirmed that she was expecting her baby in the summer in an Instagram livestream she held after the video’s premiere. “I’m excited, we’re excited and we’re happy — and it’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep,” she said in the livestream. “I knew I would tell you in the best way, which is through a piece of music because that’s how I speak to you. I had to reveal it at some point, because it was getting pretty obvious.”

💕 it’s a girl 💕

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Katy’s new bundle of joy will make her a first-time mom and Orlando a second-time dad. The Lord of the Rings star is also the father of his nine-year-old son Flynn, who he shares with ex Miranda Kerr, 37. Katy and Orlando first started dating in 2016 and lasted for over a year before breaking up. They were back on by Aug. 2017, though, and got engaged on Feb 14, 2019.

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