In one sense, the future looks a little bleak for Kody and Janelle Brown.
As a romantic couple, that is.
In another sense, however, the future is bright and amazing and even totally miraculous for Kody and Janelle Brown... because they just welcomed a grandchild together!
On Friday, August 30, Sister Wives fans learned that the pair's daughter, Maddie, gave birth several days earlier to a little girl.
We know this because Janelle herself alerted followers on Instagram, posting the photo below and including with it a caption that reads as follows:
Axel loves his new little sister Evie (Short for Evangalynn)! Please tell me that other grandmothers can stare at their grandkids photos forever. #grandkids.
For those unaware:
Janelle is Kody’s second wife, with whom he has six kids.
By all accounts, it appears as if Janelle was present in North Carolina when her granddaughter arrived, although it's unclear if the same can be said about Kody.
We somehow doubt he was there.
Lately, according to a wide variety of sources and outlets, there has been tension between Janelle, Kody and his other wives: Meri, Christine and Robyn.
There's even been talk that Kody may be in the market for a fifth wife as a result.
As previously reported, Janelle spent Mother’s Day without Kody, seeming "very lonely,” a Radar Online insider said this past spring.
Then, on Father’s Day, Janelle left town to hang out with friends and family in Virginia, fueling even more chatter about this romance being on thin ice.
Of all Kody's wives, Janelle has typically been the least likely to speak out and/or to stir up any sort of controversy -- but she did make headlines just a few weeks ago.
In mid-August, Janelle shared a photo online of her grandson, Axel, giving us a look at the toddler playing in a splash pad and eating breakfast ... and looking downright adorable.
Was this merely an example of a proud grandmother? Probably.
But some Sister Wives fans have read a lot into the picture, thinking Janelle may have released it as a way to hint that everything is totally fine between her and Kody.
See, she could have been saying, nothing to see here! I'm happy and content and drama-free!
Who the heck knows for certain, though, right?
Overall, Kody's marriages almost all seem to be on the rocks.
Meri has been unhappy for years and even Robyn may be moving away from the family in Arizona.
As for Janelle? Yes, she has remained very quiet over the years.
In the family’s 2012 book Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of An Unconventional Marriage, though, Janelle discussed living with Kody.
“Our main problem was that we all lived under one roof, which never allowed me sufficient alone time with Kody,” she wrote back then. “Kody didn’t know how to behave as my husband in Meri’s house."
She continued at that time:
"When we watched a movie together at night, Kody and Meri would sit together on the couch while I felt left out in the cold.
"So I learned to separate myself. I began to physically distance myself as much as I could in our very small three-bedroom mobile home.
"I didn’t spend much time in the common areas, instead setting up my bedroom as the living space."
This whole set-up just seems so unhealthy for all the women involved.
This is Us is a mega, gigantic, super hit on NBC for one reason and, really, one reason only:
It features characters viewers know and love.
And yet: Thee Seeason 4 trailer featured on this page makes it clear that upcoming episodes will give us a look at character we don't know -- and maybe won't love.
Indeed, NBC has now confirmed that This Is Us Season 4 will introduce fans to 10 new characters, many of whom will be played by very familiar faces.
“It’s so strange, isn’t it? How just like that a complete stranger can become such a big part of your story,” Mandy Moore‘s Rebecca Pearson tells future husband Jack, played by Milo Ventimiglia, early on in this video.
“It’s actually kind of terrifying, you know, how a single cross with one person you’ve never met can change everything,” she adds ... as glimpses of new characters appear.
So... who are these strangers?
And how will they impact the This Is Us universe we've been watching for years?
Most details are being kept under wraps, but we do know who they're played by:
- Asante Blackk
- Marsha Stephanie Blake
- Omar Epps
- Bahara Golestani
- Jennifer Morrison
- Timothy Omundson
- M. Night Shyamalan
- Julian Silva
- Auden Thornton
- Nick Wechsler
Morrison is set to make her debut on the drama as a military woman, this much we know.
We're also gonna guess that Shyamalan makes a cameo as someone working Kevin on his the latter's movie after he landed a role in a Ron Howard World War II movie co-starring Sylvester Stallone.
But, again, this is just a guess.
Epps, we can also confirm, will play a mechanic.
“I would say that there’s a lot of secret new cast members who are going to be a big deal, coming up,” co-creator Dan Fogelman recently said about the guest actors joining the show.
As for other non-series regulars you can expect to see on Season 4?
Griffin Dunne will return as Nicky, Jack’s little brother who had a traumatic time while serving in the Vietnam War.
Elsewhere, Ron Cephas Jones will beb ack as Randall’s dad in flashback scenes... Elizabeth Perkins will appear in the season premiere as Rebecca’s mother ... and Phylicia Rashad returns as Beth’s mom.
“If you think you know what’s coming next you don’t know us,” this trailer teases
Season 4 of This Is Us premieres on Sept. 24 at 9/8x on NBC.
Check out this revealing and intriguing sneak peek now.
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For all of eternity.
Indeed: Late Friday, Olga Koshimbetova took to Instagram to break the majoe news that she and Steven Frend are now husband and wife.
Yes, folks, the 90 Day Fiance stars just got married!
Koshimbetova took to her official social media account on Friday to confirm she and her boyfriend of more than two years exchanged vows in a courthouse ceremony in Maryland.
“30.08.2019 we are officially husband and wife,” the TLC personality captioned the above selfie of her, Steven and their son Aleksandr “Alex” Frend.
It’s been quite a journey for these two, that’s for certain.
Viewers were introduced to Steven and Olga on Season 6 of the aforementioned TLC series, which chronicled the couple as they navigated the challenging nature of their long-distance relationship.
After Koshimbetova returned to her native Russia with their newborn baby, she kept Instagram followers up to date as Steven traveled thousands of miles for their family to reunite while awaiting the completion of her K-1 visa process.
You can see a photo of him reuniting with Olga HERE.
Just a few months ago, Olga received approval and returned to the United States with baby Alex for good.
It’s rare, of course, for any couple that met via 90 Day Fiance to make it anywhere near a wedding aisle.
But Steven and Olga never really left much doubt that their love was real.
In June, they celebrated their two-year anniversary with Koshimbetova posting a snapshot of her family online and writing:
“Time flies so fast that two years have passed since our meeting. We have already went through a lot of things, but this is only the beginning of our adventure with you, get ready babe.”
There was a point where tension between Steven and Olga reached its troubling peak when Steven confessed that he hadn’t filed paperwork to bring Olga to America, even threatening to take their child to America without her.
In the end, of course, he did not do so.
That was then, though.
Now? Now that the two are living in the same country again?
All appears very well.
Steven recently shared how much having his family together in the United States has meant to him.
“Ever since my family has arrived I have never felt more alive!” he wrote this summer.
The star added that he’s trying hard to improve himself and “learning to be a father as well as a supportive partner.”
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The televisionw world is in mourning.
Valerie Harper, a veteran actress best known for having played one of TV’s most popular and enduring characters died on Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was 80 years old.
Harper enjoyed a long and highly respected acting career.
However, she will forever be remembered for taking on the role of the constantly dating, constantly dieting Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Her passing was confirmed late Friday via statement on behalf of the late star’s husband, Tony Cacciotti:
It read as follows:
“My dad has asked me to pass on this message: ‘My beautiful caring wife of nearly 40 years has passed away at 10:06am, after years of fighting cancer.
"She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria. -Anthony."
Harper had been dealing with a number of health issues over the past few years, including leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, lung cancer and brain cancer.
On July 8, just about two months before she died, a family friend set up a GoFundMe page titled “The Valerie Harper Cancer Support Fund."
It was meant to assist Harper with her daily “unrelenting medical costs” so that she would receive “the best care possible.”
Within the first week, the campaign had raised over $40,000 from friends, family and many of Harper’s long-time fans and supporters.
Back in 2013, the actress was given a mere three months to live after being diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, an extremely rare condition in which cancer cells spread to the membranes surrounding the brain.
She defied the odds after undergoing chemotherapy treatments, even competing on Dancing With the Stars later that same year. Incredibly.
“People are saying, ‘She’s on her way to death and quickly,’” she told Fox News in September of 2017. “Now it’s five years instead of three months.”
Harper debuted in her iconic role the kooky neighbor from New York on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970.
She won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress that same year, despite the comedy struggling in the ratings at first.
From 1974 through 1978, she anchored the spin-off Rhoda, later winning the Best Actress Emmy.
When this character got married on October 28, 1974, the special hour-long episode destroyed ratings records with 52 million viewers.
The actress also starred on Valerie (also titled Valerie’s Family and The Hogan Family), in addition to films such as Freebie and the Bean and Chapter Two.
She earned a Tony Award nomination in 2010 for her performance as Tallulah Bankhead in Looped.
Harper is survived by Tony, whom she married in 1987, and their daughter, Cristina.
May she rest in peace.
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Back in July, baseball fans were stunned by the death of Tyler Skaggs, a 27-year-old pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels.
Now, medical examiners in Los Angeles county have released the results of toxicology testing that points to the cause of Skaggs' death.
According to the official coroner's report, Skaggs passed away due to a combination "alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone intoxication with terminal aspiration of gastric contents."
It appears that after a night in which he ingested several intoxicating substances, Skaggs choked on his own vomit while unconscious.
Now, in a shocking turn of events, the Skaggs family has revealed that they intend to take legal action, as they believe an employee of the Angels is directly responsible for Tyler's passing:
"We are heartbroken to learn that the passing of our beloved Tyler was the result of a combination of dangerous drugs and alcohol," the statement said.
"That is completely out of character for someone who worked so hard to become a Major League baseball player and had a very promising future in the game he loved so much," it continued.
"We are grateful for the work of the detectives in the Southlake Police Department and their ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding Tyler's death. We were shocked to learn that it may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels," the grieving family added.
"We will not rest until we learn the truth about how Tyler came into possession of these narcotics, including who supplied them. To that end, we have hired attorney Rusty Hardin to assist us."
This is the first time the family has publicly suggested the possibility of taking action against the Angels.
In his own statement, attorney Hardin stated that it's "way too early" to speculate on any potential legal action by Skaggs' loved ones.
"I think the thing to keep in mind is they're just still so devastated, both the wife and the family, about this young man's death, and they just want to know what happened and how it happened," Hardin told the Los Angeles Times.
"We're going to want to know how it came about that those drugs were ingested and whether or not others are responsible for what happened."
The Angels have yet to publicly respond to the allegations and have issued no official statement on Skagg's passing since their initial press release:
"It is with great sorrow that we report Tyler Skaggs passed away earlier today in Texas," the team said at the time.
"Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Carli and his entire family during this devastating time."
We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.