Luis Troyano, a fan favorite who advanced to the finals on Season 5 of Great British Bake Off, has died of esophageal cancer.
He was 48 years old.
“We are deeply saddened to hear that Luis Troyano has passed away,” the show’s official Twitter page announced on Tuesday, November 3, adding:
“It was a huge honour and pleasure to have him in the Bake Off Tent for Series Five.
"Our condolences and thoughts go out to his friends and family."
The Bake It Great author was a runner-up on his season of this beloved reality competition, which began in the United Kingdom and later came to the United States, getting renamed The Great British Baking Show in the process.
It has climbed to great heights of popularity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Television viewers these days that are looking for a calming program, which features a bunch of nice people baking delicious-looking goods, can't get enough of the series.
They are mourning Troyano's passing across social media today.
Troyano's manager, Anne Kibel, confirmed this said piece of news on Monday, saying her client passed away last week after a battle with the aforementioned disease:
"A fantastic man with a love of baking that saw him get to the finals of GBBO, write a wonderful book, Bake It Great and do so much more," she tweeted Tuesday.
"Always in our thoughts."
Paul Hollywood, the veteran judge on The Great British Baking Show, also paid tribute to Troyano on Instagram.
"So sad to hear the news about Luis," he wrote, adding of the late reality star:
"He was a fantastic baker and will be missed by all in the Bake Off team.. my thoughts are with his family #ripluis #gbbo #series5finalist."
Similarly, many other Baking Show alums -- such as Candice Brown, Rahul Mandal and Jamie Finn -- mourned Troyano on their social media pages.
"Oh my goodness this is just heartbreaking. Luis was a complete gent and we had some great giggles at festivals," Brown, who won season 7, said on Instagram.
"Send love and strength to his friends and family."
Fellow season 5 finalist Richard Burr shared a picture of the pair at the Reality Television Awards while honoring his late friend.
“I feel lucky to have had such good mates to marvel at the craziness of short-term fame and long-term friendship,” he captioned the image. “I will miss you Luis.”
Chetna Makan, who also went up against the former graphic designer, shared a photo of Troyano playing guitar in the kitchen after his passing.
“Hope you get to play the best music and bake the most precise cakes up there!” she wrote alongside of it.
Kibel, meanwhile, uploaded a link to a Just Giving fundraiser page in Troyano’s memory to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Troyano's season of The Great British Baking Show is now streaming on Netflix.
We send our condolences to his friends, family members and loved ones.
May Luis Troyano rest in peace.
Earlier this week, Megan Fox called out Brian Austin Green for exposing their kid in an Instagram photo.
Now, Megan has posted pics of her kids on the 'Gram several times before, but she really went off on BAG for what seemed to most fans nothing more nefarious than a fun Halloween pic.
"Why does Journey have to be in this picture? It's not hard to crop them out. Or choose photos that they aren't in," an irate Megan commented on Brian's post.
"I had a great halloween with them yesterday, and yet notice how absent they are from my social media," she continued.
From there, Megan switched to a slightly more conciliatory tone, seemingly in an effort to convey to Green that she really, really does not want her ex posting pics of her children.
"I know you love your kids. But I don't know why you can't stop using them to posture via Instagram," Fox wrote.
"You're so intoxicated with feeding the pervasive narrative that I'm an absent mother, and you are the perennial, eternally dedicated dad of the year," she continued.
"You have them half of the time. Congratulations you truly are a remarkable human! Why do you need the internet to echo back to you what should be inexhaustibly evident in the way your children love you?"
At first, the celebrity community seemed split on this issue, as both parties have a whole host of famous friends.
But today, Courtney Stodden weighed in, and she's got insider info that could tip the scales.
Now, you might be asking yourself -- what the hell does Courtney Stodden have to do with this mess?
Well, not a whole lot, but Green banged Stodden a while back, and it seems he didn't make a good impression on her.
More accurately, he pissed her off after the fact and undermined her celebrity status by revealing that he didn't know who she was until they slept together.
"During my time spent with him, when I was over at his house, his kids were never there. They were always with Megan. She wasn’t an absent mother. And yet, like she says - she doesn’t plaster them all over her social," Stodden wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
"There were times Brian would tell me that he couldn’t see me because he had his kids - and I later found out that this wasn’t true, he was actually just seeing other women at those times," she added.
"Like, dude - you’re allowed to see other people, just be honest about it. To me and to them. And don’t use your kids as your lie."
Courtney claimed that Green was dating "many women at once" while they were together, all while "acting like this doting single dad."
"How could all of us women who he’d tried to play be mad at such a loving father?" she asked.
"The whole experience was a bit gross. Women and children are not props. How long until men realize this?"
So there you have it.
At first, the public seemed to be mostly on Brian's side, and the consensus seemed to be that Megan had overreacted.
But if Courtney is right, and Brian really was using his kids to help him juggle multiple relationships at the same time ... well, that's undeniably scummy.
The ball is in your court, BAG! Time to clear your name!
Kaia Gerber is looking very different from how we saw her dressed up for Halloween this weekend, she ditched her long brown Pricilla Presley wig and went back to get natural short, recently dyed pink hair for a new photoshoot with Mario Sorrenti for i-D magazine’s 40th Anniversary Issue.
In the new images, Kaia is wrapped up in a black YSL latex dress and wears some of this seasons more dramatic fashions like a weird jacket from Raf Simons for the shoot. See it all below!
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Selena Gomez is the star of the new CR Fashion Book China’s first edition and she’s bringing her modelling face to the pages of the new book. Selena posed in some of the newest high fashion looks for the magazine and wears her hair pulled back in a sleek bun.
A much different look from her recent Instagram live where fans saw her wearing an IV bag. Everyone assumed Selena was dying again but as it turns out, the IV was just a vitamin drip and there is nothing to worry about. See the new set below!
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Just when we thought Briana DeJesus and Kailyn Lowry had reached an agreement to say out of one another's business, it seems their cold war has reignited in a major way.
Along with the rest of the Teen Mom 2 cast, the ladies took part in a virtual reunion filming this week.
It seems it's a good thing that the episodes were filmed remotely, as Kail and Bri might have each left with a fistful of the other's hair.
It's been a tough few months for both of them, of course.
Much of Bri's storyline centered around the news that she contracted chlamydia following a one-night stand with her ex.
Meanwhile, the world learned that Lowry was arrested for allegedly assaulting her baby daddy Chris Lopez.
Are these castmates merely venting their frustrations on each other?
We're not sure what's got them so riled up, but the situation is getting uglier by the day.
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The Teen Mom OG bubble has been popped.
According to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, a main cast member on this long-running franchise recently tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, production has been shut down for at least 14 days.
“No one associated with [that cast member] can film for two weeks, including their family,” an insider tells The Ashley, refusing to identify the patient out of privacy concerns.
“Luckily, the cast member is showing no symptoms and is feeling fine,” the source added.
Teen Mom OG stars Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, Mackenzie McKee, Amber Portwood and Cheyenne Floyd.
The four young women, along with all necessary crew members, had been trying to film new episodes on an isolated set, in a quaratine-type of situation...
... alas, as we've continually learned, one can contract the coronavirus even if one takes all recommended precautions.
Producers and crew members were asked to quarantine for several days prior to arriving -- and required to live near to the cast member they were tasked with shooting.
These employees were not allowed to go home, leave or have visitors while they’re in the filming bubble.
Pretty impressive sacrifice, huh?
“Each cast member, family member, crew member and producer is required to test for COVID three times a week,” The Ashley reports.
“[The cast member] got a positive test result from one of those tests.
"It’s not known if [that cast member’s] family will also test positive eventually.”
Earlier this year, rumors surfaced that the four lead stars were being forced to film against their will amid this ongoing pandemic.
MTV had been waiting to see how shooting went before announcing a Teen Mom OG return date.
With this surprising diagnosis, the network will lose a decent chunk of money -- and the future of the show will be called into even further question.
“There is a full crew there quarantining and living in this bubble so that they can safely film the girls and their families, and now they just have to sit there for two weeks and be away from their families longer," writes The Ashley.
"The crew goes into lockdown because they were exposed, too, so they literally can’t leave their housing except for the purpose of getting absolutely essential items.
"They do have the opportunity to opt out of staying past the day they were originally supposed to leave, though.”
COVID-19 cases, of course, are surging around the county.
Over 225,000 Americans have died from the virus and millions of other have been diagnosed as positive.
Most scripted shows on broadcast television were forced to delay production until it was deemed safe to shoot, and a handful of these same programs still do not have a premiere date.
At this time, we simply wish everyone associated with Teen Mom OG well.
Stay safe out there, readers.
I’m getting some serious whiplash from Cardi B’s relationship with Offset. They love each other. They hate each other. He cheated. She’s about to pull some bitch’s weave out. They’re getting divorced. She showed the internet her tits. They’re not getting divorced.
Wait, they’re not getting divorced?
Page Six reports that Cardi B filed paperwork to dismiss her divorce filing, meaning these two crazy kids just might make it work after all.
The “WAP” rapper — born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar — filed to dismiss her divorce petition against Offset — born Kiari Kendrell Cephus — on Monday, per a Georgia court docket obtained by Page Six.
She filed to dismiss the case without prejudice, meaning she could refile at a later date if things take a turn.
A judge has not signed off on her request yet, but the case appears to be closed.
Judges usually won’t make people get divorced if they don’t want to.
But I think we can be sure this isn’t the last time Cardi is going to almost divorce Offset. It’s definitely not the first time.
This goes the same way every time, and I think it’s clear that Offset drives Cardi crazy, but he’s used some kind of dick hypnosis on her WAP that she absolutely can’t resist. Serious, look at every time they’ve gotten back together and you’ll see every time it was because Cardi was horny.
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