British actor Jack P. Shepherd is facing a reprimand from TV bosses over a series of controversial tweets that sparked a public backlash. The 26-year-old star, who appears in U.K. soap opera Coronation Street, hit headlines this week (beg14Sep14) after he made a joke online about a recent fire at an animal shelter in Manchester, England which killed 60 dogs.
Shepherd's "hot dogs" gag sparked fury and was branded "shocking and cruel" by fans.
The star has now issued an apology, calling his tweets "insensitive" and promising to make a donation to the dog home. Bosses at Coronation Street have also vowed to reprimand him over his behaviour.
A show spokesman tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Jack's ill-judged and insensitive tweets were clearly unacceptable and we will be talking to him about his conduct."
R&B veteran Johnny Gill has reportedly embarked on a new romance with actress and U.S. TV personality Sherri Shepherd. The New Edition star performed with his band on Shepherd's former daytime talk show The View in June (14) and they got along so well, they have started dating long distance, according to DailyMail.co.uk.
A source tells the website, "Sherri is a big New Edition fan and was excited to have them at the show. But she and Johnny really connected and exchanged personal contact information."
The Precious actress, who split from her second husband, Lamar Sally, in May (14), visited Gill on various dates on New Edition's summer (14) tour, and the insider adds, "She flew out to see him in Houston, Virginia Beach and Los Angeles. She enjoyed being out on the road and enjoyed getting to know him."
Shepherd is currently in the middle of a bitter divorce battle with Sally, her husband of three years. The former couple is also fighting over custody of a baby son, who was born via a surrogate in August (14). Shepherd has disavowed maternity, claiming her ex defrauded her when they signed the surrogate paperwork by planning to split from her all along and demand child support.
She also has a nine-year-old son, Jeffrey, from her first marriage to Jeff Tarpley.
Gill has never been married, but has a boy with an ex-girlfriend.
Actress Rosie Perez is reportedly in final talks to serve as a co-host on the upcoming season of U.S. talk show The View. The Do The Right Thing star is hoping to add chat show host to her resume, as she's expected to take the vacant seat left by Jenny McCarthy or Sherri Shepherd, according to Deadline.com.
While Perez, who is also returning to Broadway next year (15) in Larry David's Fish in the Dark play, is no stranger to being in front of the camera, she has only served as a guest co-host on the New York-based daytime talk show once before in February (14).
Also expected to replace the former hosts who left the show in August (14), is political commentator Nicolle Wallace, who previously served as communications director for U.S. President George W. Bush.
If the deals go through, Perez and Wallace will join returning host Rosie O'Donnell and veteran Whoopi Goldberg.
Charlie Sheen has taken aim at Danish Navy officials after they reportedly seized a boat he donated to marine conservationist Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sheen tells TMZ.com he fears the 40-foot Zodiac, dubbed the BS Sheen, has been destroyed after Danish authorities took charge of it over the weekend (30-31Aug14).
The actor says, "This level of insidious and vicious corruption must be dealt with swiftly and harshly."
Mark Wahlberg confirmed reports his brother Donnie and actress/model Jenny Mccarthy wed in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday (31Aug14) by tweeting his congratulations.
The couple teased the media in July (14) when announcing plans to wed in McCarthy's hometown of Chicago on 15 August, but reports suggest the nuptials took place in suburb St. Charles over the weekend - and groom Wahlberg's movie star brother was a no-show. He may have missed the wedding, but Mark made an effort to congratulate his brother on his big day, tweeting, "Congratulations@DonnieWahlberg and @JennyMcCarthy, so happy for you both today."
The actor, his wife Rhea Durham and their kids also filmed an Instagram video congratulating the newlyweds and posted it online, revealing they were celebrating daughter Ella's 11th birthday in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile in St. Charles, McCarthy's former The View co-star Sherri Shepherd was on hand for the ceremony at the Hotel Baker, as well as Wahlberg's New Kids on the Block bandmates Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, according to local newspaper The Courier-News.
The wedding is the second for both stars - Wahlberg has two sons from his nine-year marriage to Kim Fey, which ended in divorce in 2008, and McCarthy shares a son, Evan, with her ex John Asher. They divorced in 2005.
A surrogate woman at the centre of actress and U.S. TV personality Sherri Shepherd's divorce from husband Lamar Sally has given birth to a baby boy. Sally filed for legal separation from the Precious star in May (14) after three years of marriage, and asked a judge to grant him full legal and physical custody of the unborn child they had been expecting together through a surrogate.
Shepherd fired back by lodging her own divorce papers in a New Jersey court, citing irreconcilable differences, and she has since disavowed maternity, claiming Sally defrauded her when they signed the surrogate paperwork by planning to split from her all along and demand child support.
Their son was born in Pennsylvania on Tuesday (05Aug14). Sally was the only one present for the birth, reports TMZ.com.
The news emerged hours after Shepherd, a departing co-host of U.S. talk show The View, announced she is due to make her Broadway debut this September (14) as the evil stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
Shepherd, 47, is already mother to her nine-year-old son Jeffrey, from her first marriage to Jeff Tarpley. She recently won a custody challenge from her ex after a judge dismissed his claims that she was too busy to look after their child properly.
Actress/TV host Sherri Shepherd is set to make her Broadway debut as the evil stepmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Precious actress will play Madame opposite Keke Palmer, who will also make her Broadway debut as the first African-American Cinderella on the Great White Way in September (14).
Shepherd follows in the footsteps of The Nanny star Fran Drescher, who previously tackled the villainous role with pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen starring as Cinderella earlier this year (14).
U.S. TV personality Sherri Shepherd will maintain physical custody of her nine-year-old son after winning a court battle on Monday (21Jul14). Since April (14), the former The View co-host had been locked in a legal tussle with her ex-husband Jeff Tarpley, who sought full custody of their son Jeffrey by claiming Shepherd was too busy to look after him properly.
On Monday, a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against Tarpley's request, adding that "there has not been a material change in circumstances," to warrant altering custody arrangements, according to documents obtained by People.com.
Shepherd celebrated on Twitter.com, writing, "God is good! Victory!!! The prayers of the righteous availeth (sic) much!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers! #tearfulmama (sic)."
However, her legal troubles are not over. Her battle with estranged husband Lamar Sally over their unborn baby, which is being carried by a surrogate, is still unresolved. Shepherd filed for divorce from Sally in May (14).
We definitely thought the guy who netted over $50,000 to make potato salad would be the oddest thing we'd see on Kickstarter all year, but nary a week has passed, and the bowels of the internet have already spit out something that somehow manages to be even weirder. Breaking Bad super-fan Larry Shepherd wasn't entirely satisfied with the conclusion of Vince Gilligan's landmark series, which ended with (spoiler!) Walter White dying, so he has decided to launch his own Kickstarter campaign for a Breaking Bad spinoff series called Anastasia.
The imaginary series would pick up just moments after the finale, and star two U.S. Marshals (hopefully played by Val Kilmer and Slash, oy vey!) who discover Walt's body. But there's a twist: after the two Marshals leave the body unattended for just a few seconds (Slash just really needed to rip out a few guitar riffs to let out some stress; law enforcement is a tough gig, you know), a mysterious figure of unidentifiable gender and age, grabs Walt's body by the ankles and escapes into the night. So starts the mystery of Anastasia, and so ends the sanctity of western civilization. It only gets more absurd from there. Here are the weirdest aspects of this very unfortunate Kickstarter project.
The show will presumably star Val Kilmer and Slash for some reason.We can already feel the electric chemistry between these two leads. Amazing.
Unscripted Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will happen on the show with real celebrities going through real drug recoveries.Certainly, loads of in-recovery celebrities will pop on by to talk about their very real addictions on a scripted television show...
"Steven Tyler is going to be the first person we invite."He's not coming.
"People that love Native American spirituality are going to love this show."No they won't.
Shepherd promises to get Val Kilmer an Emmy, but not an Oscar because this is a TV show.Tatiana Maslany can't even get a nomination, but we're sure this guy will get Val Kilmer an Emmy.
"To me, Anastasia is a restaurant...and our actors are the food."Huh?
A-list actors will dress up in pounds of makeup and the audience will have to guess who they are.I'm sure their agents will love that.
Val Kilmer will create the "quirkiness" of his character.You know, I don't think the real Val Kilmer is terribly enthused about this whole thing.
But "Slash will stay in the 'Slash' character."What? So Slash will just be Slash? Will he bring his top hat and Les Paul to drug raids?
Backers on Kickstarter will pick the names of the main characters.Yep, that's totally going to end well. Get ready for your two lead U.S Marshals "I.C. Weiner" and "Call of Duty Hitler."
Vince Gilligan and Sony have not approved of the idea.But Shepherd is prepared to move ahead with the idea, with or without Breaking Bad. Nothing stops this train, nothing.
A screenwriter has set his sights on hiring Val Kilmer and rocker SLASH for his Breaking Bad spin-off show if it gets fully funded on Kickstarter.com. Larry Shepherd, from California, was left unsatisfied with the series finale of the Emmy-winning show which ended last year (13), and he's hoping fellow fans will support his quest to add a new story to the Breaking Bad universe.
Shepherd launched a campaign on the crowdfunding website last month (Jun14), calling on fans to donate to his spin-off, titled Anastasia. He describes the series as picking up where Breaking Bad left off.
Anastasia will focus on the professional and personal lives of two U.S. Marshals who were investigating drug kingpin Walter White.
Shepherd has billed Kilmer and Slash for the primary role, and is eager to feature guest stars such as Robert Downey, Jr., Neil Young, Eminem and Dick Van Dyke, but none of the celebrities have yet to comment on their possible involvement.
Shepherd is planning a 10-episode season if he funds the project by 1 August (14), but as of Wednesday (16Jul14), he has only raised $390 (£227) of the $500,000 (£291,706) goal.