PARIS HILTON LOST HER $2M ENGAGEMENT RING: Paris Hilton lost her $2 million engagement ring at a Miami club, Page Six reports. She was dancing with her hands in the air, because Paris, and the 20-carat sparkler rocketed off of her hand. Luckily, fiancé Chris Zylka reportedly remained calm, summoned security and launched a giant 50,000 square-foot-cola-factory-turned Mana Wynwood club. After searching the VIP area with torches, the rock was found in an ice bucket two tables down from where she had been partying. A source spills: “It was amazing that they managed to even see that huge diamond in an ice bucket. Paris cried with relief when it was safely back on her finger.”
KRISTEN BELL, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & MORE BUY OUT THEATERS FOR LOVE, SIMON: Love, Simon, a coming-of-age love story starring Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, about a teenage boy who decides to come out as gay, has made a splash in the hometowns of celebrities like Kristen Bell and Neil Patrick Harris. On Friday, the pair encouraged moviegoers to see the film for free by buying out theaters. Harris, 44, wrote: “So my husband David (@dbelicious) and I enjoyed @lovesimonmovie so much, we wanted to pay it forward. Others are doing this, and I’m so on board,” Harris wrote on Instagram. “So we bought out a screening at a theatre in my hometown of Albuquerque, NM for this Sunday afternoon. It’s free, and a great chance to see this wonderful film. Hope you can make it! Swipe left for details.” Bell, 37, also bought out a theater in Minneapolis, writing on Instagram, “Love, Simon is a KNOCKOUT. There are so many important stories that don’t get made. I am so grateful this one did. I had absolutely nothing to do with the making of this movie—I just have a huge crush on it and I’d like to share the love. Minneapolis, please enjoy a screening of Love, Simon this Sunday on me. Enjoy!”
ROSEANNE BARR & JOHN GOODMAN EMBRACE CONTROVERSY: The stars of the Roseanne reboot are not shying away from controversy, they tell ET. Roseanne Barr, long a President Trump supporter, says she is determined to show a “realistic” depiction of middle class America. “[We’re] just going to show a realistic depiction of this family and, you know, they have so much in common with other American families,” the 65-year-old actress told ET. “Everybody’s mad at everybody so we’ll find a way through and hopefully other people will too.” Goodman, 65, concurred, “because things that affect families in middle America, they’re going to affect us and we want to be not demonstrating but just showing how it affects a family who is living paycheck to paycheck, how they handle these things, and how much they have to forget just to get through the day,” adding that “you can’t” shy away from big topics. The reboot debuts on ABC March 27th at 8 p.m. Will you tune in?
CHICAGO FIRE ACTRESS DUSHON MONIQUE BROWN DIES AT 49: Chicago Fire’s Dushon Monique Brown, who played Connie, Chief Boden’s assistant on the show, died Friday at age 49. She reportedly died after 12 p.m. at St. James Olympia Field Hospital. Her cause of death was reportedly from “natural causes.” Executive producer Dick Wolf said, “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own. Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.” In addition to appearing in the hit NBC show, she also appeared in Empire, Shameless and Prison Break.
CATE BLANCHETT CLAIMS SHE HASN’T STAYED SILENT ON WOODY ALLEN: Cate Blanchett says she has not stayed silent, as critics have alleged, about claims Woody Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. “I don’t think I’ve stayed silent at all. At the time that I worked with Woody Allen, I knew nothing of the allegations, they came out at the time that the film was released,” Blanchett, 48, told Christiane Amanpour this week. “At the time, I said it’s a very painful and complicated situation for the family, which I hope they have the ability to resolve.” Blanchett won an Oscar for Best Actress for her work in Allen’s Blue Jasmine in 2013. Allen maintains his innocence.
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