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Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have been named honorary naval aviators for his or her film fighter flights in High Gun.

Cruise starred within the producer’s basic 1986 film and can also be fronting the sequel, High Gun: Maverick. Now, the duo are formally a part of the USA Navy, because of their on-screen depiction of fighter planes blazing via the skies.

“Within the historical past of movement footage, there may be not a extra iconic aviation film than the 1986 Paramount Footage movie High Gun,” Naval Air Forces representatives acknowledged of awarding the honours. “Its characters, dialogue, and imagery are ingrained within the minds of a whole era of Individuals.

“The film captured the hearts of tens of millions, making a profound constructive impression on recruiting for naval aviation.”

Cruise and Bruckheimer had been awarded with their new certificates by U.S. Navy Commander of Naval Air Forces Vice Admiral DeWolfe Miller III throughout a ceremony held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Tom grew to become the thirty fifth honorary naval aviator on the occasion by way of a video name, whereas Jerry attended the gathering in particular person to simply accept his honour because the thirty sixth.

High Gun centres across the adventures of Tom’s character, Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, at an elite U.S. Navy pilot college for fighter weapons.

High Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the beloved movie, is ready for launch subsequent yr.


WENN – Oct 18, 2020 / 7:26 am | Story: 313704

Actress Mena Suvari is pregnant.

The 41-year-old American Magnificence star is anticipating her first baby with husband Michael Hope, revealing the couple’s son is due within the spring.

Sharing the child information with Folks on Friday, Mena stated, “It is all I ever needed for years! It is nonetheless this course of for me of believing it and accepting that one thing this lovely might occur for me. It has been a really emotional expertise. It is very bizarre discovering out. I used to be like, ‘I can not consider it!’

Suvari defined she and her husband of two years have been attempting to conceive for a while.

“I used to be recording my temperature each morning and peeing on these ovulation sticks,” she added. “You count on that it will occur and it did not. I received to this place the place I felt overwhelmed and stressed. I am 41 and there is this air of like, ‘I’ve received one foot within the grave and good luck.’

“I used to be like, ‘I can not do that anymore. I am so uninterested in stressing over this’. I used to be attempting to really feel like if it is meant, it is meant. I used to be being actually open, just like the Aquarian that I’m…”

She discovered she was pregnant when she returned to work after coronavirus restrictions had been lifted.

“At first I believed I used to be having jet lag as a result of I am actually delicate,” Suvari stated. “By the tip of July, I had a few different signs and I made a decision to take a take a look at and there it was. It was an enormous shock, an absolute miracle!

“It was one thing that we have at all times needed, however a pair months earlier than, I had stopped calculating. I pulled again and let go, which apparently they are saying that that is when it occurs.”

Mena met Hope, her third husband, on the set of 2016 TV film I am going to Be House For Christmas. She was beforehand married to cinematographer Robert Brinkmann and live performance promoter Simone Sestito.

WENN – Oct 18, 2020 / 7:22 am | Story: 313703

Sam Smith’s makes an attempt to seek out love on a courting app fell flat when the singer was kicked off it after simply in the future.

On the recommendation of associates, the Keep With Me star checked out British courting web site Hinge, however nobody believed it was actually him.

“I am nonetheless single… I’ve gone on all of the apps and stuff,” Sam stated throughout an look on pal Andy Cohen’s present Watch What Occurs Dwell. “I joined this courting web site, referred to as Hinge, within the U.Ok…. they usually chucked me off of it after one evening as a result of they thought I used to be a catfish pretending to be me.”

Cohen urged Smith to strive widespread app Tinder, stating, “I’ve somebody who can get you on there and confirm you,” prompting lonely Sam to reply, “OK, I will do Tinder.”


WENN – Oct 18, 2020 / 7:19 am | Story: 313702

A person has been charged in reference to a $65 million housebreaking at heiress Tamara Ecclestone’s residence.

Alessandro Maltese, 44, was flown into the U.Ok. from Italy on Thursday and appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Courtroom in London on Friday to face costs of conspiracy to commit housebreaking. He was then remanded in custody.

It is alleged he plotted a sequence of raids on the properties of excessive web value people late final yr, together with Tamara’s.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson tells Britain’s Every day Mail newspaper: “A person has been charged in reference to a sequence of high-value burglaries in December 2019 following an investigation by the Met’s Flying Squad.

“Alessandro Maltese was returned to the U.Ok. by way of Heathrow Oct. 15 following his arrest in Italy beneath a European Arrest Warrant earlier this month.”

The daughter of motor racing impresario Bernie Ecclestone had left the nation together with her husband Jay Rutland for a three-week Christmas break when their residence was burgled on Dec. 13.

Officers had been referred to as to her $90 million gated mansion, from which jewellery value $65 million was reportedly stolen.

WENN – Oct 18, 2020 / 7:15 am | Story: 313701

Rap mogul and entrepreneur Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has adopted Kanye West’s lead and launched his personal political get together, whereas endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president within the upcoming U.S. normal election.

Throughout an look on Revolt TV with Charlamagne Tha God, the hitmaker and producer had some harsh phrases for present U.S. chief Donald Trump, insisting politics in America has to vary.

“White males like Trump have to be banished,” he stated. “That mind-set is actual harmful. This man actually threatened the lives of us and our households going to vote… We’re in a conflict. We’re not taking this prefer it’s a conflict. We’re taking it prefer it’s a presidential election. We’re in a conflict of affection versus hate.

“The primary precedence is to get Trump out of workplace. The tribe of people who have the duty and actually needs to be scared to loss of life of this man is white folks.”

Diddy then revealed he’s establishing his personal political get together, referred to as the Our Black Social gathering, with “some younger, fearless black activists” and elected officers in an effort to provide African-Americas a larger voice.

“Our Black Social gathering’s primary aim is to unify behind a black agenda,” he defined. “Now we have to stop our political energy as a result of it’d simply be extra of the identical. Now we have to vary the tone, we gotta begin with us stepping up and actually taking the duty and the accountability to be part of this political motion.”

However he nonetheless desires followers and followers to vote for a white man, Biden, on the polls subsequent month, stating: “We do not have no selection. You possibly can say what you need about Biden… however we received to get him in workplace after which maintain him accountable.”

In the meantime, Kanye is standing as an unbiased candidate for president on the upcoming election after asserting his run for the highest workplace on America’s Independence Day vacation again in July.

WENN – Oct 18, 2020 / 7:13 am | Story: 313699

Chrissy Teigen has returned to Instagram following her heartbreaking miscarriage to guarantee followers she and husband John Legend are doing OK after the tragedy.

The mannequin and TV persona misplaced the couple’s third baby on the finish of final month throughout a tough being pregnant, and she or he has stayed away from social media ever since reporting the unhappy information to followers and followers.

However on Friday, she made her return, writing: “We’re quiet however we’re OK. Love you all a lot.”

The publish got here simply two days after her husband paid tribute to his spouse on the Billboard Music Awards, dedicating his efficiency of By no means Break to her, and a day after he shared a heartfelt word on social media, saluting Teigen’s power.

Chrissy reposted his letter, which learn: “I like and cherish you and our household a lot. We have skilled the very best highs and lowest lows collectively. Watching you carry our youngsters has been so shifting and humbling. I am in awe of the power you’ve got proven via essentially the most difficult moments.

“What an superior reward it’s to have the ability to carry life into the world. We have skilled the miracle, the ability and pleasure of this reward, and now we have deeply felt its inherent fragility.”

John added that he and Chrissy had been inundated with messages of assist from associates and followers and wrote: “I am positive Chrissy may have rather more to say about this when she’s prepared. However simply know we’re grateful and we’re sending like to all of you and your households.”

WENN – Oct 18, 2020 / 7:07 am | Story: 313698

Rapper and actor Ice Dice has hit out at CNN executives and anchor Chris Cuomo for apparently cancelling his interview on the community.

The star lately defended his determination to work with the Trump Administration on creating insurance policies to higher serve African Individuals after followers claimed he was being utilized by the President to achieve assist forward of November’s election.

He had been as a consequence of seem on Cuomo Prime Time to debate the association on Thursday, however the star, actual title O’Shea Jackson, informed followers on Twitter it was referred to as off as a result of community bosses “cannot deal with the reality.”

“So the POWERS that be cancelled my interview on @CuomoPrimeTime tonight,” he tweeted. “I’ve really been banned from @CNN for a couple of months so I used to be stunned they even requested. Nevertheless it looks like they can not deal with the reality.”

Whereas the Boyz n the Hood star did not clarify why was banned from the community, the cancellation comes months after he got here beneath fireplace for sharing anti-Semitic memes concentrating on Jewish folks on-line in July.

Certainly one of his strongest critics was CNN’s Jake Tapper – who was additionally informed to “watch your mouth” by the hitmaker after he referred to as Louis Farrakhan, the chief of the Nation of Islam, “a vile anti-LGBTQ anti-Semitic misogynist”. Ice Dice transformed to Islam in 1992.

Hitting again amid the backlash to working with Trump this week, the Test Yo Self hitmaker insisted he had spoken to each the President and Biden’s groups about his proposed Contract With Black America, which he stated “strikes on the coronary heart of racism and presents a blueprint to attain racial financial justice.”

He tweeted: “Information: I put out the (Contract with Black America). Each events contacted me. Dems stated we’ll tackle the CWBA after the election. Trump marketing campaign made some changes to their plan after speaking to us concerning the CWBA.”

WENN – Oct 16, 2020 / 7:42 am | Story: 313558

Police raided the set of Dua Lipa’s upcoming music video after complaints from involved locals in London reported the star flouting lockdown guidelines.

In accordance with British tabloid The Solar, the New Guidelines star was accompanied by a big crew on the set in Shoreditch, east London, on Wednesday evening for the filming which, in line with onlookers, did not adhere to social distancing rules.

“Dua and her entourage had been having the time of their lives, however for these dwelling round them it was a nightmare,” they stated. “It seemed as if the folks on the shoot had been breaking guidelines and social distancing was completely out of the query.

“There have been extras and what gave the impression to be dancers swarming round. Some folks seemed as if they had been ingesting too, so it ended up being fairly rowdy,” the supply added.

“Folks within the space are respecting the regulation, so to see a pop star overtly break it was poor kind. Somebody referred to as the police. It was late at evening and abandoned there however, finally, it is a smack within the face for locals who needed to hearken to it occurring.”

It isn’t the primary time the artist has been criticized for not following coronavirus guidelines – in August, the Bodily hitmaker got here beneath fireplace for attending a big social gathering in California through the pandemic.

WENN – Oct 16, 2020 / 7:40 am | Story: 313559

Toots Hibbert’s funeral was halted on Thursday after his household found they didn’t have a burial order.

The 77-year-old Toots & the Maytals frontman handed away in Jamaica final month after contracting COVID-19.

A funeral service went forward on Thursday, however the music legend couldn’t be buried as his household didn’t have the proper documentation, in line with The Jamaica Gleaner.

Toots’ widow, Doreen, and their daughter Leba had been accountable for planning the funeral for the Grammy Award-winner and he was then speculated to be interred at Dovecot Memorial Park and Crematorium in Spanish City, Jamaica.

Nonetheless, a supply informed the newspaper that he couldn’t be buried because of the lacking paperwork.

“They looked for it, however it was futile. The burial order simply couldn’t be discovered,” the insider stated, explaining that consequently, the physique needed to be returned to the morgue.

The botched funeral was reportedly greeted with glee by some relations, nevertheless, together with his daughter, gospel singer Jenieve Hibbert-Bailey, as they weren’t pleased with the funeral preparations and needed to provide Toots their very own send-off.

“God intervened!” Hibbert-Bailey informed The Gleaner. “Me and Wilbert (Toots’ nephew) and different relations have been praying and fasting about this example as a result of we needed Daddy to get a correct funeral.

“The Hibbert household has been hurting, however we determined that we had been going to make use of religion as a result of religion strikes mountains. To God be the glory; He solutions prayers.”

The musician additionally stated her father had been “robbed” of the possibility of a bigger funeral that befitted his standing as a reggae legend.

WENN – Oct 16, 2020 / 7:40 am | Story: 313557

Tommy Lee has fired again at fellow rocker Ted Nugent after he branded the Motley Crue star “a convicted felon, home violence heroin addict” in a brand new interview.

Nugent, an avid Republican and Donald Trump supporter, made the feedback throughout a chat with Blunt Pressure Fact, whereas grousing about his therapy on a current episode of Sammy Hagar’s actuality sequence Rock & Roll Street Journey With Sammy Hagar.

Angered by the producers’ determination to maintain him properly away from the star of the present, Nugent famous that Lee was handled much better throughout his time on the sequence, regardless of his earlier authorized points and drug dependancy.

“The producers would not let (Sammy) close to me, though he and I am going means again; we’re expensive associates,” Nugent stated. “They thought I used to be harmful, that I would come out with a machine gun or I would slaughter an harmless fawn on tv. That is stupidity! I stated, ‘So your producers had been afraid of me, however they did a present with Tommy Lee, who’s a convicted felon, home violence heroin addict (sic).”

The remarks ultimately made their approach to drummer Tommy Lee, who has responded on Twitter, joking, “Ted Nugent…? Is that man even nonetheless alive? I believed he shot himself, like, 20 yrs in the past,” alongside two center finger emojis.

Earlier this week, Lee, who’s fiercely against Nugent’s politics and hates Trump, vowed to depart the U.S. and arrange residence in Greece if the President wins re-election subsequent month.

WENN – Oct 16, 2020 / 7:36 am | Story: 313556

Nicki Minaj has confirmed she’s a brand new mother.

The rapper reportedly welcomed her first baby with husband Kenneth Petty on Sept. 30, and now she has revealed the new child is a boy.

Posting the information on Instagram on Thursday, she thanked well-known associates like Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who all despatched her their properly needs.

“Thanks to Queen B, Kim and Ye… & everybody who despatched properly needs throughout this time,” she wrote. “It meant the world to me. I’m so grateful & in love with my son. Head over heels in love. My favourite liddo boy in the entire extensive world (sic).”

She added emojis together with a teddy bear and a balloon.

In the meantime, Minaj has introduced her first post-baby music launch – she’ll seem on Sada Child’s Complete Lotta Choppas remix, which is scheduled to drop on Thursday evening.

WENN – Oct 16, 2020 / 7:35 am | Story: 313555

Jennifer Lopez discovered it “cathartic” to play “only a lady” within the romantic comedy Marry Me – as a result of that is how she views herself.

Lopez stars as singer Kat within the movie, who discovers her fiance, performed by Colombian singer/songwriter Maluma, is dishonest on her, moments earlier than they’re as a consequence of wed throughout a live performance. Decided to undergo with the ceremony, J.Lo’s character picks a random arithmetic trainer from the viewers, portrayed by Owen Wilson, and decides to change vows with him as an alternative.

And the singer and actress completely linked with Kat.

“It was just a little cathartic for me. I used to be taking part in (a personality) looking for somebody who understood her and accepted her for all of what her life was but additionally simply noticed her as an individual,” she tells Billboard. “Like an actual lady, which is what I’m. Folks see you as this factor, this star. They overlook that you just’re only a lady and wish to dwell and chuckle and be regular. And that actually was what the film is about.”

The Feelin’ So Good hitmaker was additionally thrilled to be a part of a film style she feels is commonly devalued.

“They’re mandatory, lovely films, and I do not know why folks really feel like they must put them down when all people enjoys them a lot,” she says of lighthearted romances. “It is like ‘chick flicks.’ I do not know guys who do not like to go to the films and watch a rom-com. It is a very candy film, however it’s nonetheless a film about life.”

Marry Me is ready to open forward of the Valentine’s Day vacation on Feb. 12.

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