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Lauren Alaina is getting married! The 23-year-old, Georgia-born American Idol season 10 runner-up announced on Saturday that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Alex Hopkins. She recently celebrated her first number one hit (Road Less Traveled).
Anthony Anderson from the TV show “Black-ish” is under criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman. The Blast says the woman filed a police report with the LAPD earlier this year and that the alleged incident happened more than year ago after she met the Black-ish star while working at an event he threw. Anderson denies the allegation. On Sunday, his spokesperson said, “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false. The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.” In 2004, an extra on set of Hustle & Flow accused Anderson and an assistant director of raping her. The case was later dismissed.
You might have noticed the black and white Ferraris parked outside The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach Saturday.The reason: Pusha T and his longtime girlfriend Virginia Williams got married at the oceanfront landmark. The rapper, whose real name is Terrence Levarr Thornton, grew up in Virginia Beach. Fellow Beach native Pharrell Williams served as best man, while Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, also attended the ceremony. Social media posts hinted at the wedding ahead of the weekend. One video showed Pusha T giving a toast. Kardashian West posted videos to her Instagram story of herself and West getting ready in a hotel room.
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA LAUNCHES ARTS FUND FOR PUERTO RICO: Lin-Manuel Miranda is launching a multi-million fund for artists in Puerto Rico. The Hamilton creator said he was inspired to help as the island continues to struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria. He touched down on Puerto Rico Sunday to make the announcement, explaining: “As someone whose life has been transformed by the power of the arts, and who has witnessed the incredible healing, growth, stability and well-being that cultural institutions can bring to local communities, I cannot stand idly by and watch Puerto Rico’s arts and culture scene suffer.” He is starting with the goal of raising $15 million, and has pledged the proceeds from an upcoming run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico (he is set to star).
AND FINALLY, TODAY’S CELEBRITY TWEET OF THE DAY, FROM ESPN INSIDER FIELD YATES. THIS IS SUCH GOOD NEWS FOR FOOTBALL FANS (LIKE ME!!!):
This is the final week without an NFL or college football game until after the Super Bowl. A win for all of us.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 23, 2018