Celebrity & Gossip

WHO 27 April 2020

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in this issue

1 min.
celebs get tiger fever

While the world is in lockdown, an unlikely suspect – in the form of a gun-wielding, mulleted polygamist and wannabe country star called Joe Exotic – has united us. Netflix’s smash docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, which details the life of the former zoo owner and now convicted felon, was watched by record numbers around the world, with many attributing its success – at least in part – to the COVID-19 lockdown. And it seems celebrities can’t get enough of the wild docuseries either, with the likes of Rob Lowe, Jared Leto and Sarah Hyland all sharing photos dressed up as Joe. Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone got his whole family in on the action, donning an outfit to look like another star of the series, Jeff Lowe, while his wife Jennifer…

5 min.

Accio … baby! Ron Weasley is going to be a dad! Well, sort of … actor Rupert Grint, 31, shared on Monday that he and girlfriend of nine years Georgia Groome are expecting their first child. Groome, 28, debuted her bump while the pair, who are reportedly engaged, were out shopping on April 9. Wondering if the tot will be called Ron? The Harry Potter star said in 2018 it’s “unlikely” he’d name a son after his famous character! Kate’s new toy boy She’s dated a string of younger men over the years, and now Kate Beckinsale, 46, is romancing rapper Goody Grace, 22 – who is just a year older than her daughter with Martin Sheen, Lily! The Underworld star previously dated comedians Pete Davidson, 26, Matt Rife, 24, and Jack Whitehall,…

4 min.
harry & meghan running out of money

Three months after their bombshell that they were quitting as senior royals for a “financially independent” life, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may already be struggling to fund their lavish lifestyle and astronomical security costs. One royals expert warned last week that Meghan’s plans to land high-profile acting roles have been dashed by Hollywood’s COVID-19 shutdown. “It will be very tough for them in the few months ahead,” Omid Scobie said on The HeirPod podcast. “They’ve spent the last few years not earning a living. As a royal, your expenses are covered, but you don’t earn a salary. No-one knows when there is an end date to this.” The couple are currently isolating – as is the rest of the world – in an LA compound with baby Archie, who turns 1…

3 min.
julian assange’s secret sons

During the seven years Julian Assange spent holed up in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, he became engaged and fathered two sons, Gabriel, 3 and Max, 1. One year after the Australian whistleblower’s political asylum was revoked and he was dramatically arrested, his secret fianceé, South African-born lawyer Stella Moris-Smith Robertson, 37, is speaking out to support his application for bail amid coronavirus outbreaks in prisons. Even before the current pandemic, three inmates had died at the prison during the past 12 months, prompting calls for an inquiry into conditions. “Over the past five years, I have discovered that love makes the most intolerable circumstances seem bearable, but this is different,” she said in an interview with UK’s Mail on Sunday. “Now I have to speak out because I can see that his…

6 min.
bindi irwin + chandler powell ‘my dad would be so happy’

When Bindi Irwin woke up on the morning of her wedding day to fiancé Chandler Powell, the bride-to-be was under no pressure to get to her ceremony on time. “We didn’t really have a schedule, so we were like, ‘Well, let’s just have breakfast then get ready whenever we feel like it,’” Bindi tells WHO. “It was almost like we were eloping. Kind of crazy and certainly not what we had planned, but I think that made it even more special. Even if it wasn’t by-the-book perfect, it was our perfect.” While the “whirlwind” day is one that Bindi, 21 –the daughter of ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve and wife Terri – will always cherish, she and Chandler, 23, a Florida native and former pro wakeboarder, nearly called the whole thing off. Just…

3 min.
remembering heath

The script for Brokeback Mountain had been touted around Hollywood for years, but many A-list actors shied away, worried the story of two gay cowboys finding love while herding sheep in the wilderness would taint their careers or offend their fan base. But when it was handed to Heath Ledger before he boarded a flight from LA to Australia for Christmas in 2002, he saw something others didn’t. As soon as he landed, the actor rang his agent and described it as “the most beautiful script” he’d ever read. With Ledger on board, the film could go into production – and the rest is Hollywood history. The flick was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, along with four Golden Globes and 64 other gongs. Ledger’s heartbreaking performance received widespread…