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CHRIS GAUTHIER DIES AT 48: Variety reports that Chris Gauthier, the character actor most known for his role as William Smee on Once Upon a Time, has passed away at the age of 48. His manager told the outlet that he died following a brief illness. Gauthier appeared on television shows such as Smallville, Charmed, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Legends of Tomorrow. He also held roles in films such as 40 Days and 40 Nights, Freddy vs. Jason, and Watchmen.

KEVIN COSTNER RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR ‘HORIZON:' According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Costner released the first official trailer for his new western film series titled Horizon. The Yellowstone actor not only co-wrote, directed, and stars in the project—but he also financed it himself. "When no one wanted to make the first one, I got the bright idea to make four," he told the outlet. "It grew and it grew and it grew until suddenly I realized that I just had to make it, and I had to look to myself financially to do it — which is not the smartest thing. But I count on the movie speaking louder than anything I can say." The first film is set to reach theaters on June 28th.

RYAN GOSLING TO PERFORM ‘I'M JUST KEN' AT THE OSCARS: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Barbie fans can look forward to Ryan Gosling performing "I'm Just Ken" at the Oscars next month. The song made it to number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just weeks after the film premiered. The Notebook actor later released an EP featuring three new versions of the song.

FRAN DRESCHER REFLECTS ON SAG-AFTRA STRIKE: In an interview with Vanity Fair published Monday (February 26th), SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher reflected on last year's strikes and shared her opinion on the state of the industry. "Well, the world loves entertainment, but entertainment has to be for the viewers and not the shareholders—and therein lies the rub. Once it becomes more about Wall Street than the people that are making it—and the collaborative art form that it must always remain—it becomes problematic and really, in my opinion, unsustainable," she told the outlet. "The pressure that these companies are put under to continually perform for the shareholders is completely unrealistic. And as a result of that, you end up finding ways to show profit that ultimately compromise the very people that are foundational to making the product."


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KENDALL JENNER IS REPORTEDLY ‘TRYING TO FIGURE THINGS OUT' WITH DEVIN BOOKER: Entertainment Tonight reports that Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker might be getting back together, following her split from Bad Bunny late last year. A source told the outlet that they are "trying to figure things out" and are "actively speaking to and seeing one another" following their breakup in October of 2022. This comes after the pair were spotted in the same VIP section at Super Bowl LVIII—though they sat separately.

HALLE BERRY AND HALLE BAILEY ‘LINK UP' AT MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER GAME: Halle Berry and Halle Bailey delighted their fans on Monday (February 26th) by sharing photos together at the LA Galaxy vs. Inter Miami CF soccer match in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 25th). The Monster's Ball actor hugs The Little Mermaid star in one snapshot shared to Instagram. "When two Halles link up … truly adore you @hallebailey," Berry wrote in the caption. Bailey commented on the post, "i was living for this moment!! thank you for being so kind to me you've made my life." She also captioned her own post, "my night was made tonight … i was so nervous … with the icon @halleberry."

MILO VENTIMIGLIA SAYS IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT WITH JARAH MARIANO: This Is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia told Entertainment Tonight in a recent interview that he knew his wife, Jarah Mariano, was the one the first time they met. "When I saw my wife, I was always just like, 'Oh no, she's my wife,'" he told the outlet. "Right away, I just kinda knew." The pair were married in a private ceremony last year.

BRADLEY COOPER REVEALS HIS LOVE FOR REALITY TV: On Monday's (February 26th) episode of the Armchair Expert podcast, Bradley Cooper told Dax Shepard that he is "absolutely obsessed" with reality TV. The Maestro actor listed Love Is Blind, Love on the Spectrum, and The Golden Bachelor as some of his favorites. "It entered my life, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is the most incredible reflection of human behavior and social dynamics,'" he said.


KATE WINSLET APPLAUDS 'YOUNG WOMEN' FOR STANDING UP AGAINST 'FAT-SHAMING'

Kate Winslet reflected on the "fat-shaming" she experienced early in her career during an appearance on the Today show Monday (February 26th).

"It's really interesting how much it has changed," the Titanic actor told host Hoda Kotb, commenting on how "fat-shaming" was common "back in the day."

She added, "I think about the moments I did have to kind of say, ‘Well look, I'm going to be myself. And I have curves. And this is who I am.'"

The Mare of Easttown actor shared her appreciation for how different things are now. "It's changed because young women now, they're born with a voice. They have a voice, they're learning how to hang on to it, they stand up for themselves," she said. "They know that they matter. They count for something."


SHANNEN DOHERTY OPENS UP ABOUT HOW CANCER HAS AFFECTED HER SEX LIFE

Shannen Doherty got candid about how her battle with stage IV breast cancer has affected her libido on Monday's (February 26th) episode of her Let's Be Clear podcast.

"I mean, when you're feeling not great about yourself that's going to kill your libido — but then…when meds take your libido away, or it makes things not as pleasant, like sex doesn't feel as good," the Charmed actor told her good friend, Anne Marie Kortright.

Kortright then recounted the time she took the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor to an OB/GYN who specialized in women's sexual health. "She took me because, you know, I specifically said her, ‘I need to do something. Things aren't working and this isn't the life that I want to live," Doherty said.

When the OB/GYN gave Doherty a sex toy and instructed her on how to use it, Kortright said she had "never seen her this embarrassed." The Heathers actor added, "I was beet red … I'm turning red just, like, literally talking about it right now."


JENNIFER LOPEZ SAYS SHE WAS 'ANGRY' AT BEN AFFLECK 'FOR A LONG TIME'

In Jennifer Lopez's new documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told, she and Ben Affleck discuss their relationship—including what went wrong the first time around.

"I think I was angry at you for a long time," the Marry Me actor tells Affleck when he asks if she's forgiven him. "But that heartbreak set both of us on a course to figuring ourselves out to being better people. I think I've forgiven you all the way. I think I need to forgive myself for some things."

The pair called off their high-profile wedding the day before it was scheduled to take place in September of 2003. They went their separate ways in January of 2004, before getting back together nearly two decades later in the spring of 2021.


ALEC BALDWIN TO STAND TRIAL FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN JULY

A judge in New Mexico set a trial date for Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter charge on Monday (February 26th) in the Rust shooting that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021.

The judge announced that jury selection will begin on July 9th, 2024. The trial itself is expected to last from July 10th to July 19th, 2024.

The 30 Rock actor pleaded not guilty to the charge in January. He could face up to 18 months in prison if convicted.


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