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Chip and Joanna Gaines pay off ‘Fixer Upper’ family mortgage

Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 10:46 PM

Real estate pros Chip Gaines (R) and Joanna Gaines attend AOL Build Presents:
Real estate pros Chip Gaines (R) and Joanna Gaines attend AOL Build Presents: "Fixer Upper" at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2015 in New York City. (Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Fixer Upper” fans have a special place in Chip and Joanna Gaines’ hearts and the Copp family’s story really touched the couple.

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This week, fans of the hit HGTV series watched the home renovating duo team up with former football player Tim Tebow to give a dream home to a family in need. Melissa and Jody Copp have two sons, Calan, 9, and Lawson, 5, who are both in wheelchairs, so the family needed a ADA-approved home. The Make-a-Wish foundation and Tebow’s own foundation teamed up to put the family in contact with the Gaineses, who delivered one heck of a dream home.

Chip Gaines took to Instagram on Tuesday and revealed that he and Joanne decided to take things a step further by offering to help pay off the family’s mortgage.

“To me, this picture is worth a thousand words—a thousand encouragements—a thousand happy moments. BUT, there’s more work to do. Let’s rally together to pay off the Copp family’s mortgage—Text Magnolia to 51555 to donate or click the link in our profile for more information. | photo courtesy of @hgtv,” he wrote to fans on Jan. 30.

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Just days later on Feb. 1, Gaines revealed that they had met their goal and the family didn’t have to worry about their mortgage payment. Sharing a photo of the parents with their two children cheering in front of their home, Gaines wrote, “Y’all.. we did it! The Copp family’s mortgage has been paid in full. Thanks for teaming up with us to get this thing finished! Their lives are forever changed because of your generosity.”

In September, the couple announced that they will be ending “Fixer Upper” for good in a post on their official blog.

“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last,” they wrote at the time. “While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with. Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place.”

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In following months, the couple denied security issues and pregnancy rumors as the reason for the end of the series but in January, Chip Gaines announced his wife is expecting the couple’s fifth child.

“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines,” he wrote on Jan. 2, alongside the sweet photo of the couple in coordinating grey sweatshirts and matching bumps.

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Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcome second baby girl

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 4:31 PM

Singer Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo  welcomed a second baby girl, according to reports.
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Singer Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo welcomed a second baby girl, according to reports.(Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Congratulations are in order for Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo. They just welcomed their second daughter.

E! News reported on Friday that the newborn is named Geo Grace Levine.

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Geo Grace joins big sister Dusty Rose Levine, 2.

On Wednesday, Levine gave fans a peek at his Valentine’s Day at home with Prinsloo just before she gave birth. In the Instagram post, the model was eating chocolates in sweatpants with a bouquet of roses on the bedside nearby.

“My maniac,” he wrote alongside the photo.

My maniac. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Prinsloo announced that she was expecting a second baby in September 2017 with a bathroom selfie as she posed in a bikini, full bump on display.

“ROUND 2….” she captioned the post.

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In November, Levine spoke with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about having more babies with Prinsloo.

“I want a lot (of babies). I thrive in chaos,” Levine said. “We love it. And, (Behati) wants, like, 100 babies, but I don’t know if I can do that!”

He also said they were having another girl but did not reveal details about whether or not they had picked a name at that time.

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Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam reportedly owes $102K in state taxes

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04:  Keshia Knight Pulliam attends
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 04: Keshia Knight Pulliam attends "The Fate Of The Furious" Atlanta red carpet screening at SCADshow on April 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)(Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal)

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who was recently evicted from the house in “Celebrity Big Brother,” owes the Georgia Department of Revenue $102,286.37 in unpaid taxes.

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In a filing in the Fayette County Superior Court from Dec. 30, 2017, the former “Cosby Show” kid owes $51,469 in unpaid state taxes from 2011 and 2013. She has since accrued $27,806.13 in interest, $12,667.44 in penalties, $10,293.80 in collection fees and $50 in extra costs. Her total now exceeds $100,000.

The filings do not indicate she has paid what she has owed since the Dec. 30 filing.

RadarOnline got the original scoop about her unpaid taxes but didn’t have the updated amount owed.

Pulliam asked to leave the CBS’s reality show on Monday because she was having trouble creating breast milk for her 1-year-old daughter Ella Grace. Her castmates obliged, saving Shannon Elizabeth from a possible blindside.

According to TMZ, CBS lured the celebrities with a $200,000 guaranteed payday with more money the longer they stay on the show. The winner could take home $500,000.

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Actor Luke Wilson hailed as hero after rescuing woman in fatal crash

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18:  Luke Wilson attends the Casting Society of America's 33rd annual Artios Awards at Stage 48 on January 18, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Luke Wilson attends the Casting Society of America's 33rd annual Artios Awards at Stage 48 on January 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)(Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Actor Luke Wilson reportedly sprang into action after he was involved in a car accident that left one person dead.

According to The Associated Press, the actor pulled over his vehicle after a Ferrari clipped it on Tuesday and pulled a 50-year-old woman out of her BMW at the scene.

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“He was the hero, he led the charge,” tattoo artist Sean Heirigs said. Heirigs was driving on the road when the crash occurred and told AP that the Ferrari appeared to lose control and go into oncoming traffic before it collided with the BMW and Wilson’s Toyota. Heirigs said that he told his 14-year-old daughter to call for help as he ran to try to assist the woman who had been driving the BMW, which had flipped onto its side.

“She’s crying, she’s screaming, she doesn’t really know what happened, and she was dangling into the passenger side,” Heirigs said. “Her leg was stuck.”

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Heirigs said that he and Wilson were able to come up with a plan to get the woman out of the vehicle.

“We were able to get her leg out from being stuck and then she came out and Luke was pulling her through the back trunk area and then we both carried her to the curb,” Heirigs said. “And this was all going on while the Ferrari’s wheels are still spinning and blowing rubber and smoke everywhere, and it’s loud, and you’re smelling lots of smoke, and there’s glass.”

The woman was hospitalized with serious injuries. Wilson and Heirigs were unharmed.

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Professional golfer Bill Haas was in the Ferrari at the time of the accident, according to police. The driver, 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene. Haas was treated for injuries at a nearby hospital. Haas’ manager, Allen Hobbs, told Golf Digest that Haas “escaped serious injuries and has been released from the hospital.”

He had pain and swelling in his legs, but no broken bones. Haas is reportedly returning to his South Carolina home to recover.

Police are reportedly investigating whether or not speed was a factor in the accident.

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Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux announce separation

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:53 PM

Jennifer Aniston Through The Years

Jennifer Aniston and her husband, director Justin Theroux, are separating after two years of marriage.

The couple announced the separation in a statement to The Associated Press Thursday. 

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“Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly,” the statement released by Aniston’s publicist Stephen Huvane said. “Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”

The announcement was made “in an effort to reduce any further speculation,” according to the statement.

People reported that Aniston and Theroux met in 2008 but started dating in 2011. Theroux proposed to Aniston on his 41st birthday in August 2012. 

The pair had a surprise wedding in 2015, weeks before Theroux turned 44. 

According to People, the couple had been spending time apart. Aniston celebrated her 49th birthday without Theroux, but was with Courteney Cox and other friends in Los Angeles. Theroux was seen in New York.

Huvane  told The AP the decision to separate “was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.” The couple has no children.

This was the first marriage for Theroux. He dated hair stylist Heidi Bivens for 14 years before they spit in 2011. Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 to 2005.

As for the future, Aniston and Theroux said they are “two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”

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