Kathrine Graham’s Son William Commits Suicide Days Before Movie ‘The Post’ Is Released
The son of the former publisher of the ‘Washington Post’ committed suicide on December 20th, just days before the release of ‘The Post’. The film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, chronicles the publishing of the ‘Pentagon Papers’ which detailed the US Government’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The movie is directed and produced by Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg. Graham’s son William Graham died of a self inflicted gun shot wound to his head, he was 69. He was an attorney, an investor and a philanthropist, he was found in his Los Angeles home.
William’s brother Donald Graham became the publisher of the Washington Post in 1979 when his mother stepped down from the paper. Donald Graham confirmed his brother’s death as a suicide, and said the family is asking for privacy during this difficult time. Philip Graham, William and Donald’s father committed suicide in the exact same manner as William on August 3, 1963. He was the previous publisher of the ‘Washington Post’, after his death his wife Kathrine Graham assumed the role of publisher until she retired in 1979.
It was Kathrine’s Graham’s decision to publish the ‘Pentagon Papers’ in the Post in 1971. The entire process of ‘Washington Post’ reporters uncovering the information released in the ‘Pentagon Papers’ and Graham’s involvement in the publishing of them, is the subject of the film ‘The Post’. Kathrine Graham died in 2001 at the age of 84 after falling on a sidewalk in Idaho, she died from head trauma suffered in the fall. Her son Donald took over the paper after her death. Jeff Bezos the CEO of Amazon bought the ‘Washington Post’ in 2014. Donald Graham still works at the Post in the capacity of ‘CEO.’ According to reports, William Graham did leave a suicide note.
Heather Menzies-Urich Of ‘Sound Of Music’ Dies Of Brain Cancer At 68
Heather Menzies-Urich,68, died on Christmas Eve, after battling brain cancer. Menzies played the third oldest child, Louisa von Trapp in the classic 1965 film. The actress was only 15 when she was cast in the ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’ film. The actress was the widow of ‘Vegas’ star actor Robert Urich who died in 2002 of synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer of the soft tissue. The actor was 55, the couple married in 1975 and had three children together, Ryan, Emily and Allison. Ryan Urich confirmed his mother’s death in a statement to ‘Variety.’
He said, “She was an actress a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest. She was not in any pain, but four weeks after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, she had enough, and took her last breath on 7:22 p.m.” Menzies was born in Toronto and living in Canada when she was cast in the film that would change her life forever. Many stars who worked with her in ‘Sound of Music’ and other films and TV shows paid tribute to the actress. Kym Karath who played the youngest von Trapp child, Gretl left her condolences on Twitter.
She said, “I am filled with infinite sadness tonight. My heart achs for my precious friend and SOS sister Heather Menzies who passed away this evening devastated.” Actor Willie Ames who worked with Menzies in the 1974 film ‘Doctor Dan’ said, “Devastated to hear of my one time sister Heather Menzies-Urich’s passing. Your love for Bob was the Sound of Music for all who knew you. RIP my dear friend.” Menzies-Urich appeared on Charter Communications in 2012 to promote a behind the scenes book put out by the seven actors that portrayed the von Trapp children in the classic film. Menzies said it was an amazing experience and she has no regrets about being part of movie history.
‘Jersey Shore’s’ Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Expecting First Child With Girlfriend
It’s baby time on the Jersey shore, and this time ‘Ronnie Ortiz-Magro,32, is spreading the stork news. Ortiz-Magro’s girlfriend Jen Harley is six months along, the couple confirmed to US Magazine. The ‘Jersey Shore’ alum will be joining his cast mates minus former girlfriend Sammy ‘Sweetheart’ for a Shore reunion special. Magro-Ortiz confirmed the couple are having a baby girl. He is ok with having a girl because he grew up around his divorced mom and two sisters, he said ‘he is used to it.’ Harley has an 11 year old son from a previous relationship.
Ronnie said he turned to Jenny Farley and Snookie for advice, both women have two children. Ortiz-Magro said they each had such different experiences with being first time mothers, so their advise is very helpful. The couple have been together since February, Harley because pregnant only 3 months after the courtship began. The Jersey Shore rebel-rouser ended a short relationship with Kardashian insider, Malika Haqq in February. The two met on the VHI reality show ‘Famously Single’. That relationship was not without controversy, he had a severe hand injury over the summer.
The couple were partying in Las Vegas, one of their party stops was at ‘TAO’. While there a fight broke out and a few people fell into Ortiz-Magro, The entanglement ended with the severe hand injury, which took several hours of surgery to repair. Many people were not buying that explanation, some suggested that Haqq and the Jersey Shore’ alum were involved in a domestic disturbance and that’s what caused the injury. His cast-mates are getting ready for ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ which hits the airwaves in early 2018 on ‘MTV’. The impending baby news, was met with congratulations by all of the Shore cast with the exception of Ronnie’s ex of three years, Sammy Sweetheart.
Pamela Anderson Will Spend First Christmas With Much Younger Boyfriend Adil Rami
Former ‘Baywatch’ beauty Pamela Anderson will be marking her almost year anniversary with professional soccer player Adil Rami. Anderson originally from Canada is 50, her boyfriend is 31.
Rami is French, and the couple met at the ‘Cannes Film Festival’ a year ago and have been inseparable ever since. Rami will be spending Christmas at Anderson’s Malibu, CA home. Joining them will be Anderson’s two sons with ‘Motley Crew’ drummer Tommy Lee. Her sons, Brandon,21 and Dylan 19, have already met the soccer star, and fully approve of the relationship.
Rami was able to convince Anderson to move in with him in Marseille, France. She has been living with the soccer star since early spring 2017. Adil was asked about the almost 20 year age difference. He responded, “Pamela is like an alien, in the sense that she is always trying to save the world, so she has no age.” He went on to say, “age does not factor into anything where we are concerned.” A friend of the couple said ‘They live a very healthy lifestyle, he’s very good for her, extremely protective.”
The friend said he’s very proud of her and the work she does for animals and refugees. He brags about her all the time. Other friends have told French media that the ‘couple are madly in love, and they count the days they will be reunited whenever they are apart. The rumor mill in France has been fierce, they reported that Anderson was seen looking at engagement rings at ‘Chrome Hearts’ in Paris. For a few years Anderson was romantically linked to ‘Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange, however now the two are great friends ‘trying to save the world together.’ Adil has two children with model Sidonie Bremont. That was the chief reason Rami had to stay in France, to co parent his young children.
Newscaster Elizabeth Vargas To Leave ABC News In May After 22 Years
Veteran newscaster Elizabeth Vargas is leaving ABC News, after working there for 22 years. She is scheduled to leave the network in May after the network’s 40th season. The president of ABC, James Goldston made the official announcement about Vargas departing the network. He said” She has decided to leave ABC News at the end of the news magazine’s 40th season to pursue other ventures.” The Goldston memo was sent to various ABC News employees. The memo went on,” One of the best broadcasters in our business” the memo said.
Goldston also praised Vargas as following in the steps of the network’s legendary ‘Barbara Walters.’ The president continued that Elizabeth was only the second woman to co-anchor ’20/20′, after Walters left the show. Vargas has held different positions at ‘ABC’ in the last two decades. She has co-anchored ‘ABC World News Tonight’, ‘Good Morning America,’ World News Sunday’, Goldston also mentioned Vargas’ public struggle with alcoholism. Vargas opened up about being an alcoholic in 2016, and had to take a medical leave from the network to attend rehab.
She released a bestselling book, ‘Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction’, which chronicled her battle with alcohol and panic attacks. Goldston said that Vargas has helped millions of people come to terms with addiction by telling her story so publicly. Vargas also released her own memo, saying she was sorry to deliver such news right when her co-workers were celebrating the holidays. She had hoped to reveal her plans after the first, but she wanted to be the one to make the announcement. Vargas will continue to co-host 20/20 until the season officially wraps in May 2018. Vargas was previously married to singer Marc Cohn, they have two sons, Zachary and Samuel. Vargas has not revealed what her exact plans are once she leaves ‘ABC’.
Lamar Odom Says He Feels Like A Failure Now That Khloe Kardashian Is Pregnant
Khloe Kardashian and her boyfriend Tristan Thompson finally confirmed that they are expecting a baby boy. The news that came down on Friday was after the couple had been playing it coy for a few months. Kardashian’s former husband, former professional basketball player Lamar Odom is not celebrating the news. Friends of the the former ball player say he’s heartbroken that his former wife is having a child with someone else. They tried for years to have a child since first marrying in 2009.
The friend insists that Lamar is happy for Khloe and wishes her nothing but the best. However the friend insists that the divorce is a source of great pain for Odom. The friend said, “He is not over Khloe, and one of his biggest regrets is that he was never able to make her pregnant, and he feels like a failure because of it.” The source said since news first surfaced that Khloe was pregnant his friends ‘have been throwing him some serious shade.’ Friends of his have said to him, “this proves that all those fertility problems were his fault. He feels humiliated by the backhanded comments.”
In the latest season of ‘Keeping With The Kardashians’ on E, Khloe admitted on camera that she really never tried 100% with Lamar to get pregnant, because she knew the marriage would not last. In her Friday announcement confirming she’s pregnant with Thompson’s baby, she said God had a plan for her all along and he knew what he was doing. She said” I still at times can’t believe that our love created life. Tristan thank you for loving me the way you do. Thank you for treating me like a Queen. Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all times. Most of all thank you for making me a Mommy.”
Janet Jackson Now Romantically Linked To Ex Boyfriend Jermaine Dupri
Singer Janet Jackson just finished her United States portion of her world tour. At the wrap party in Atlanta Jackson announced to guests that she is now dating music producer Jermaine Dupri. The couple were holding hands and stayed together through the entire party. The pair officially ended their seven year relationship eight years ago. A lot has happened in Jackson’s life since the pair have been apart. The 51 year old singer married her third husband Wissan Al Mana in 2012. The couple had a son last year.
The marriage fell apart, after claims of domestic violence and a slew of other allegations. The pair have been squabbling in divorce court through much of 2017. Friends of both Dupri and Jackson are saying that the couple picked up right where they left off seven years ago. “It’s as if they have never been apart.” says the source. The friend added, “They are in love and 100% back together.” When Al Mana and Jackson married, Dupri had zero contact with Jackson. After the couple split in April Dupri reached out to Jackson. Things just felt right the friend said, and they are learning new things about each other now.
Dupri did comment about about Jackson’s world tour recently. He said he hasn’t actually went to a show live, but saw some clips ‘and the show looks good.’ Right after the split in 2009, Jackson gave an interview to ‘Atlanta’s the Best Show’”I love him to death. We’re still good friends, we’re still very connected and we still talk. We’re there for one another, I think it will be that way for the rest of my life.” Dupri is also a rapper and recording artist in edition to being a highly acclaimed record producer. He formally was Mariah Carey’s talent agent, and produced her last album.
Eva Longoria Is Pregnant With First Child At Age 42
Actress Eva Longoria,42, and her husband, Jose Baston,49, are going to have a baby boy in May. This will be the former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star’s first child. Her husband has four children with his first wife Natalia Esperion. Baston is the president of ‘Televisa’ the largest television studio in Latin America. The couple dated for 3 years before marrying in May of 2016. The couple were in France in May to celebrate their one year anniversary at the ‘Cannes Film Festival’ Longria gushed about what a great father her husband is at the event.
Longoria said she never thought she would get married again when she met Baston. She said, “It’s him, he makes it all worth it. Longoria has been married three times, her first marriage was to actor Tyler Christopher, which lasted two years. She was married to professional basketball player Tony Parker for years, finalizing their divorce in 2011. Longoria talked about her anniversary dinner in Cannes. ” I’m not a fan of marriage, I like being married to him, at dinner he surprised me with a beautiful gift and a song and a singer, it was just amazing.”
Of children two years ago she said, “I just turned 40, so is time running out? I should be thinking about children, but my life is so full now.” Eva’s longtime ‘bestie’ actor Mario Lopez said “Congrats to my girl Eva Longoria and her awesome husband Pepe. Amazing weekend and honored to have been a part of it. So happy for you, proud of you kid.” Friends of the couple have reported that the couple have been trying to get pregnant since marrying in 2016. Longoria according to reports, was being treated by a Beverly Hills fertility expert, before finally becoming pregnant.
Enrique Iglesias & Partner Anna Kourikova Are New Parents of Fraternal Twins
Singer Enrique Iglesias,42, and retired professional tennis player Anna Kourikova,36, are first time parents of fraternal twins, Nicholas and Lucy Iglesias. The twins were born on Saturday in Miami, Florida. Their parents who have been together since 2001 live in Miami Beach in a 20 million dollar mansion. The couple have always maintained extreme privacy, and have rarely been photographed together in the last 16 years. Sources close to the couple say the couple made sure that Ana was never photographed out and about while pregnant.
There have been varying reports through the years about the marital status of the couple. Iglesias has said that he did marry Anna about five years ago. Kourikova gave a rare interview to ‘Women’s Health’ in 2011 saying “that children were definitely in her future but marriage was not a priority. She said that she was going to have children, whether naturally or by adoption. The retired Russian tennis star said” I love taking care of people.” Kourikova retired from professional tennis is 2007, rising to number 8 in the world.
At the time she was one of the most well known players in the world, in part because of her relationship with Iglesias. Kourikova also said of marriage,” I’m in a happy relationship, that’s all that matters. I believe in commitment, I believe in being open and trusting each other and respecting each other completely. The singer said of Anna in 2007, “The only thing that I can say for sure is that Anna in my opinion would be a great mother, whether we are together or not. I think she would be a perfect mother, and I say it regardless of whether I’m with her or not.” Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, and is the son of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.
Kiss Rocker Gene Simmons Responds To Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit
The iconic Gene Simmons is breaking his silence on an upcoming sexual misconduct lawsuit he is facing. This lawsuit stems from allegations that Simmons repeatedly made sexual advances and groped a radio personality in November, 2017. The woman has not be publicly named and in court documents is refereed to as ‘Jane Doe’. The incident in question took place in San Bernadino, CA at a restaurant called ‘Rock & Brews’. Simmons is a co-owner of the restaurant chain, Doe was interviewing the Kiss bassist at the location.
In court documents Jane Doe claims she made it very clear to Simmons that she was not interested in him, and that his advances were unwanted. The woman claims that the father of 2 reached over to her and grabbed different body parts during the interview. She claims even when her and her team were posing for publicity photos with Simmons he continued to groped her. The restaurant chain is also listed as a co-defendant on the lawsuit. The woman also asserts that any standard question Simmons was asked during the interview was answered with sexual innuendo. The woman is seeking a monetary judgment for pain, mental anguish and embarrassment she suffered as a result of Simmons’ behavior. ‘
The lawsuit was filed on Friday and on Sunday Simmons,68, issued a statement. He said “ I intend to defend myself against the alleged charges you may have been reading about in the media. For the record I did not assault the person making these claims accusations in the manner alleged in the complaint or harm her in any way. I am conferring with my lawyers with the aim of vigorously countering these accusations. I look forward to my day in court where the evidence will prove my innocence. Fox News recently banned Simmons from appearing on the network due to his inappropriate sexual behavior at the station, he publicly apologized.