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Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 12:47 PM
“I lost my dad this week,” she said. “He had a good, long life, and he lived his life exactly how he wanted. He was Christian science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life. Never went to a doctor. I never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up, and he lived to be 92.
“He was very proud of me. He loved this show, and he was a kind man, a very accepting man. There was not one bone of judgement in his body,” she said. “He was very funny. I think my brother Vance and I got our sense of humor from him.”
DeGeneres, 59, said that her father’s death was not unexpected. She went on to say that she and her dad, a former insurance salesman, had a special bond and that he was particularly fond of her work in the entertainment business, especially since their family had taken a trip to tour Warner Bros. studio when she was young.
“We only took one family vacation. When I was a little girl, we came to this lot, to the Warner Bros. lot, and took the tour and went around. And now I work on the Warner Bros. lot and have my own stage with my name on it, so he was really proud of that,” she said. “Before he passed away, I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him, and I was leaving the building and I looked back and there was a rainbow over the Warner Bros. studio.”
This week, at the age of 92, my father Elliott DeGeneres passed away. He lived a good long life. It wasn’t unexpected. I was able to say goodbye. pic.twitter.com/L0zEJJNPrq— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 11, 2018
When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it. When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me. pic.twitter.com/QQswe3mwfi— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 12, 2018
My dad and me. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ovNJzOnOMs— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 12, 2018
Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 7:55 PM
— Lisa Marie Presley is suing her former manager, Barry Siegel, for “reckless and negligent mismanagement” of her inherited estate, but her estranged husband was quick to call her so-called mountain of debt a lie.
Presley inherited $100 million from her rock ‘n’ roll father Elvis Presley back in 1993. Today, she said she only has $14,000 left, alleging that Siegel’s poor investment decisions whittled down her cash reserves. He sold off 85 percent of her share in the Elvis Presley Enterprises company in 2005, saying it “cleared up over $20 million in debts she had incurred and netted her over $40 million cash and a multi-million dollar income stream.”
Presley, however, said she lost millions in the deal. Siegel has counter sued, claiming she is to blame for squandering much of her own fortune, and he’s demanding $800,000 in damages for non-payment.
Presley is now $16 million in debt amid her ongoing divorce from estranged husband Michael Lockwood. That figure was revealed after a judge ordered her to pay $50,000 of Lockwood’s $450,000 in attorney’s fees, which she claimed she could not afford. Lockwood, however, claimed Presley isn’t being truthful about her debt.
Lisa Marie Presley Sues Manager for 'Reckless Mismanagement' of Elvis Fortune as He Blames 'Uncontrollable Spending' https://t.co/CcAnR8iCSk— People (@people) February 23, 2018
According to Lockwood, Presley claimed to be making $104,000 per month in 2016 and that she owed the IRS $1.67 million, which Lockwood says would mean she owes more than she made in income that year. Additionally, Presley did fudge the numbers when it comes to the English manor she owns, according to documents obtained by TMZ. While she has claimed to be way behind on mortgage payments for the property, Lockwood believes it’s still worth something and accused her of leaving that out of her calculations.
The pair married in 2006 and welcomed twin daughters two years later. In 2016, Presley filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and claiming Lockwood was a bad father who “took advantage” of her financially.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:11 PM
Federline’s attorney reportedly sent the pop singer a letter recently indicating that he would like to renegotiate the $20,000 monthly payment he currently receives from her for their two sons, Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11.
Married from 2004 to 2007, the former couple decided on that amount after Spears lost sole physical and legal custody over the children and was placed in a still-ongoing conservatorship under the care of her father during their highly-publicized 2008 divorce. However, now that her residency has grossed over $137 million in four short years, Federline is looking to cash in, believing the success of her show was “in part because the boys have been in her life.”
Britney Spears' ex Kevin Federline requested child support increase after her successful Las Vegas residency: https://t.co/0XoZcf8klx— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 24, 2018
“Kevin has always been supportive of Britney’s recovery and has always recognized what a great mother she has been,” a source familiar with the situation told US Weekly. “Britney’s entire world are the boys, period. She just lights up when she is with them.”
However, Federline additionally feels he’s entitled to an increase in child support in order to “recognize the sacrifices he has made because he has gone above and beyond what most people would do in this situation.”
Both Spears and Federline are reportedly hoping to reach an agreement outside of court, with the insider adding, “Britney won’t be involved with any of the legal discussions regarding the increase request. She will let her dad, Jamie, and the lawyers hash it out. However, Jamie isn’t just going to fork over what he would consider an outrageous demand.”
Britney Spears, 2003. pic.twitter.com/1lnnKq679i— Britney Spears FR (@NewsBritneyFR) February 21, 2018
Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 2:04 PM
— British actress Emma Chambers, best known for her role as Alice Tinker on the hit BBC show "The Vicar of Dibley," has died.
She was 53.
The news of her death was announced Saturday, but the BBC reported that Chambers died Wednesday evening. Chambers died of natural causes, the BBC reported.
Chambers was well-respected for her comedic talents. She starred on "The Vicar of Dibley" from 1994 to 2007, earning a British Comedy Award in 1998, the BBC reported. Chambers also appeared in the film "Notting Hill" with Hugh Grant.
Chambers is survived by her husband, actor Ian Dunn, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Our beautiful friend Emma Chambers has died at the age of 53. We're very very sad. She was a great, great comedy performer, and a truly fine actress. And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being. pic.twitter.com/vLQcRcv2Ex— emma freud 🔴 (@emmafreud) February 24, 2018
Emma Chambers was a hilarious and very warm person and of course a brilliant actress. Very sad news.— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) February 24, 2018
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:32 PM
— Award-winning actress and comedian Nanette Fabray has died at the age of 97, Variety reported Friday.
Fabray was known for her charm, energetic exuberance and multi-talented performances in musical theatre in the 1940’s, as well as movies and TV in the 1950’s.
She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical “Love Life” in 1949, according to her biography, and three Emmy Awards in the mid-1950s for her work on Sid Caesar’s television show “Caesar’s Hour.”
She co-starred with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in the 1953 movie “Band Wagon” and played Grandma Katherine Romano on the hit show “One Day at a Time” from 1979 to 1984, among many other roles over her long career.
She was also a longtime advocate for the deaf after overcoming a serious hearing problem of her own. She was awarded the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for her long efforts on behalf of the hearing impaired.
Fabray’s son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, according to The New York Times, confirmed she died at her home in Palos Verdes, California on Thursday.
Flowers will be placed on the Walk of Fame star of actress Nanette Fabray today at 3:30 pm at 6300 Hollywood Blvd. pic.twitter.com/KzE4gwRDe1— Ana Martinez (@wofstargirl) February 23, 2018
Nanette Fabray has died at the age of 97. pic.twitter.com/cTLLAFUNt2— Michael Starr (@StarrMSS) February 23, 2018