Hayden Panettiere Returns to ‘Scream’

Honey Boo Boo & boyfriend get ‘hate’… Blac Chyna loses her legal beef with the judge… Tom Cruise gifts… Selena Gomez & Hailey Bieber’s skincare videos… and Hayden Panettiere returns to ‘Scream’

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Last year, 16-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson raised a few eyebrows when she revealed she was dating 20-year-old Dralin Carswell. Apparently, they started dating when she was 15, but waited to go public until she reached the legal age of consent in Georgia. In a recent interview, Mama June was asked about Alana’s relationship. But beyond the age difference, June said Alana was getting a lot of hate for being in an interracial relationship. And yes, June is fine with all of it. She explained, “(Dralin) is older but, at the end of the day, Alana’s not that 6 or 7-year-old child y’all fell in love with 11 years ago. People need to realize that she’s going to be 17 in August. And [my other daughter] Pumpkin and [her husband] Josh were the same age as they were. Alana has grown up. She’s graduating high school next year, guys!”

Blac Chyna recently lost her $140M lawsuit against the Kardashian/Jenner family for tanking her reality show with Rob. Chyna then filed a challenge to disqualify the judge in the case, Judge Gregory W. Alarcon. Chyna claimed Judge Alarcon “exhibited an ‘undeniably hostile and extremely biased’ attitude” towards her and her attorney. But the judge, of course, disagreed! And he fired back saying Chyna provided no legal grounds for his disqualification, and if she felt that way, should’ve said something DURING the trial and asked the judge to recuse himself. Now that the trial is over, Chyna’s only recourse would be to ask for a new trial based on an improper ruling.

One of the many interesting things about Tom Cruise is his tradition of gifting white-chocolate coconut bundt cakes from Doan’s Bakery in Los Angeles to hundreds of friends and collaborators every Christmas. Glen Powell worked with Tom on the much-delayed, highly-anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which finally comes out May 27. Glen revealed that Tom gave him flying lessons for Christmas! Glen said, “After I got my pilot’s license, there was a little card that just said, ‘Welcome to the skies! And there was a certificate for a stunt driving school next to it. That’s next.”

Selena Gomez apologized after posting a TikTok video of her skincare routine because some internet trolls decided she was mocking Hailey Bieber. Selena posted her video hours after Hailey posted two “get ready with me” videos, and some thought Selena was being sarcastic and rolling her eyes and basically throwing shade at Hailey. It got real ugly real quick. Selena posted in her comments, “This is why I believe in taking care of your mental health. Guys no idea what I did but I really am sorry. Zero bad intention. Deleting soon.” Then she turned the comments off. Hopefully, Selena is able to put this out of her mind and focus on the task at hand, which is hosting SNL for the first time ever this weekend!

This is apparently huge news because I see it making headlines on all the gossip sites I check. Hayden Panettiere is coming back for the sixth movie in the “Scream” franchise. Her character Kirby Reed was best friends with Jill Roberts, who was played by Emma Roberts. Kirby is also Sidney Prescott’s cousin and — SPOILER ALERT! — one of the Ghostface killers. A lot of “Scream” fans thought Kirby died in the fourth movie but — SPOILER ALERT! — if you paid close attention to the last movie, Richie Kirsch is watching YouTube and a video titled “Interview with Woodsboro Survivor Kirby Reed” is on the side of the screen. This will be Hayden’s first role in four years. She hasn’t done anything since “Nashville” ended in 2018. Since then, she’s been dealing with nothing but DRAMA in her personal life. She and her fiancé Wladimir Klitschko broke up and he got custody of their now 7-year-old daughter Kaya. Hayden then began dating Brian Hickerson and it almost immediately turned violent. Within months, Brian was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence after allegedly attacking Hayden. The charges were dropped a year later. But Brian was arrested again in July 2020 after allegedly punching Hayden in the face. He served 33 days in prison and was place on four years’ probation. Yes, they are still together. A source told “Us Weekly” that Hayden swears Brian changed after his jail stint and that anger management classes have taught him to control his temper.


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