Actress Denise Richards is set to welcome a new stepmother into her life - her father is engaged. The former Bond girl, 42, reveals her dad, Irv, found love online earlier this year (13) and he has already proposed.
She tells U.S. talk show host Chelsea Handler, "He did one of those dating sites. He's getting married. I think he could have maybe waited a little longer, but whatever."
However, Richards knows few other details about the planned ceremony and she isn't even sure if she'll be invited: "I don't even know when it is! They're probably going to Vegas or something."
Irv Richards lost his wife, the actress' mum, Joni, to kidney cancer in 2007 and, in early 2013, the widower appeared on U.S. dating show Millionaire Matchmaker in the hopes of finding a new partner.
He told matchmaker Patti Stanger he wanted a woman older than his daughter, who he lives with, and added, "I'm not looking for eye candy. I'm looking for real relationship."
Irish singer Bernie Nolan has died at the age of 52. The Nolans star passed away on Thursday (04Jul13) after losing a long battle with breast cancer.
She was first diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and was given the all-clear after six months of treatment, but last October (12) she revealed the cancer had returned.
In March (13), it emerged Nolan was losing her fight for life and had moved out of a hospice to end her days at her home in Surrey, England. She died at the property on Thursday.
A spokesman for the star says, "Bernie passed away peacefully this morning with all of her family around her. The entire family are devastated to have lost beloved Bernie, a wonderful wife, adoring mother and loving sister, she is irreplaceable. They kindly ask people to respect their privacy at this difficult time."
Bernie Nolan was the lead singer of the singing siblings girl group, which shot to fame in 1979 when their track I'm In the Mood for Dancing became a global hit, and the band went on to sell millions of records worldwide.
When the group's success began to wane in the mid-1980s, she moved into acting, and in 1994 she left The Nolans to pursue it full-time after an acclaimed role in stage play The Devil Rides Out.
In 2000, Nolan landed a regular role in respected British soap opera Brookside before switching to crime drama The Bill in 2002, where she stayed for three years before leaving in 2005. She continued to enjoy theatre and TV roles in the U.K., and in 2005 she also revived her singing career by releasing her debut solo album, All By Myself.
Nolan leaves her husband Steve Doneathy, their teenage daughter Erin, and her sisters/bandmates Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, and Coleen Nolan, and brothers Brian and Tommy.
Actor Charlie Sheen has asked a Los Angeles judge to put a stop to his child support payments to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller while she seeks treatment in rehab as their twin boys are no longer in her care. The Anger Management star had previously agreed to pay the former real estate agent $55,000 (£35,484)-a-month to cover the expenses of their sons Bob and Max following their split in 2010, but the four-year-old kids were removed from Mueller's home in May (13) after child welfare officials suspected she was using drugs again.
She subsequently sought professional help to kick her longterm struggle with substance abuse and checked into a medical facility, where she remains under doctors' supervision.
Sheen's second wife, Denise Richards, offered to temporarily take in Bob and Max so they could spend time with their half-sisters, Lola and Sam, and the move was given the official seal of approval by a judge in May (13).
Now the TV star is taking action to stop boosting Mueller's bank balance as he is convinced the child support funds are being used to cover the costs of her treatment, reports TMZ.com.
Sheen has also reportedly offered to increase the amount he hands over to Richards in support payments to help her out as she looks after all four children, in addition to her adopted baby girl Eloise, but the former Bond girl refused the kind gesture.
Richards previously stepped in to look after Sheen's sons in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at another rehab facility.
Hip-hop superstar Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson has revealed a scene in an episode of The Cosby Show helped make him the man he is today. The Roots star admits he was so taken by the technology Stevie Wonder presented to comedian Bill Cosby and his TV kids he felt compelled to learn more - and that led him to become a rap mastermind.
And he insists he isn't the only modern hip-hop star who took notice of the pivotal Cosby Show episode.
Appearing on The Daily Show in America, Thompson says, "(Cosby kids) Theo and Denise get hit by Stevie Wonder and Stevie Wonder's way of apologising for putting their lives in danger is showing them this toy sampler, so basically the entire Cosby clan goes to the studio and says one word in the microphone and it goes inside of Stevie's sampler and pretty much every hip-hop luminary that developed across the 90's and the 2000's, they saw this episode and it changed their lives.
"We'd never saw (sic) a sampler before; the technology was invented but that's the first time we saw it, so for Christmas I got a toy Casio SK sampler, but you only had three seconds, so you'd just say curse words... but when I met my partner in the group, BlackThought, he was the one that, like, would say, 'Hey, put your own beats in there'."
Former Spin City star Alexander Chaplin has been hit with a lawsuit over his allegedly vicious dog. Denise Shaw claims the actor, who played James Hobert in the hit U.S. TV sitcom, allowed his poodle mix Freddy to "approach, menace and attack" the 61 year old in New York City's Central Park back in August, 2011, and she has filed legal papers at the Manhattan Supreme Court seeking unspecified damages for injuries sustained during the incident, according to the New York Post.
Responding to news of the litigation, Chaplin says, "We're dealing with this. This is from two years ago. We're calling a lawyer."
Singer/actress Leann Rimes is developing a new sitcom based on her marriage to Eddie Cibrian in a bid to give fans a real look into their private lives. The couple was recently reported to be pitching a TV series to U.S. network executives based on their life together and now the Blue hitmaker has confirmed the news.
She tells People.com, "We're doing a TV show based on our reality. We'll take things out of our lives and elaborate them and make them funny. People have been laughing at us - we want them to laugh with us!
"For some reason, everyone is so interested in our lives but they don't actually know about them. What they read is what they see. We want to be able to take control of our lives again so we want to do a show about us, about our lives, but scripted."
Rimes admits there is another reason the couple is keen to land a deal for the project - they would love to work together again.
They notoriously met and fell for one another while shooting TV movie Northern Lights in 2008. The affair ended Rimes' marriage to dancer Dean Sheremet and Cibrian's to reality TV star Brandi Glanville, and the lovers wed in 2011.
Glanville, who has endured a bitter relationship with her love rival ever since the affair was made public, has already expressed her casting wish for the sitcom if it gets picked up - she wants Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards to portray her onscreen.
She said, "She's been through similar situations... and she's hot!"
Organisers of Canada's Miss Universe pageant have suffered a knock to their reputation after handing the crown to the wrong beauty queen on Saturday night (25May13). Denise Garrido was named Miss Universe Canada 2013 during the ceremony, but she was stripped of the title a day later because of a voting error.
Reports suggest scores were wrongly transferred from the judges' paper forms to electronic tabulation, and when the votes were checked it was clear Garrido had actually finished fourth, and fellow contestant Riza Santos was informed she had won.
Pageant organisers have issued a statement about the screw up, which reads: "This is an unfortunate circumstance where a human error was made, and in such a situation, as difficult as it is, it is only right to correct the error."
Garrido, a pageant veteran, is now too old to compete for the Miss Universe crown again next year (14).
Film producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Sir Elton John are among the stars who have paid tribute to longtime publicity executive Denise Greenawalt following her death last week (22May13). The 52-year-old Walt Disney Studios chief died in her sleep at Huntington Hospital in California after a long illness.
During her 16-year tenure with Disney, Greenawalt developed publicity campaigns for The Lion King, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Princess Diaries and a number of Bruckheimer's films, such as Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, and the producer insists he owes her a great deal of his success.
A statement from Bruckheimer reads, "Denise was absolutely one of a kind, with her brilliant professionalism and enough energy to light an entire city. We worked on many films together, and Denise made a tremendous contribution to their success, just bubbling over with fresh and bold ideas. She will be missed by all of her friends and colleagues, and certainly by me."
Greenawalt was also a humanitarian, who volunteered for Elton John's Aids Foundation, and the Rocket Man adds, "She was an inspiration. The most beautiful and courageous woman."
A number of other celebrities have spoken out to offer their condolences, including Oscar-winning animator John Lasseter, who adds, "All of us at Pixar and Disney, and in the animation industry, have lost a true friend and a great supporter. Denise worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to publicise our films and always went above and beyond the call of duty to get the word out about our new releases.
"She was smart, funny and full of great ideas when it came to publicity. Denise was an important part of the animation renaissance at Disney."
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Greenawalt began her career working at public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, before landing a job at Disney in 1986. She worked her way up the ranks to become the vice president of national publicity before retiring in 2002 due to health reasons.
She will be remembered during a memorial service in Los Angeles on Saturday (01Jun13).
Denise Richards has opened up about the difficulties of raising five children as a single mother after taking in her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's twin boys. Richards is looking after the actor's two-year-old sons, Bob and Max, while their mother Brooke Mueller is in a rehabilitation clinic, and the former Bond girl also has three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
Richards insists she didn't have to think twice about helping Sheen out with his parenting duties, telling Us Weekly magazine, "You just figure it out because you don't have a choice. You have these children depending on you. You prioritise. I had children because I want to be a parent, and I want to be there for them. I think my biggest challenge is their different activities sometimes overlap. I have a good schedule going. You just manage."
The 42 year old also admits her relationship with the former Two and a Half Men star has improved over the years since their divorce in 2006.
She adds, "My situation with Charlie is... so much better. There are a lot of feelings and emotions there, but at the end of the day, our daughters benefit from us getting along, and (I do), too. I don't want to have an unhealthy relationship with him, something toxic with a lot of animosity. Life's too short for that. We actually enjoy hanging out, and we enjoy being with the kids."
Charlie Sheen treated his ex-wife Denise Richards to a private plane ride on America's Mother's Day (12May13) so she could make it home to take their two daughters to school on Monday (13May13). The former Bond girl was working in New York on Sunday (12May13), and revealed to her Twitter.com followers that she was heading to famed toy store FAO Schwarz to pick up treats for her three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
She explained, "I've never had to work on Mom's day... NY then home tonight! Made a stop at FAO for toys for the kiddies."
Richards later took to her Instagram.com page to heap praise on Sheen for providing her with luxury transport to make the trip home so she could resume her motherly duties.
She revealed, "Greatest ex charlie sheen my mom's day gift flying me home on his plane so I can take the kids to school."
Richards is also caring for Sheen's twin sons, Bob and Max, as their mother Brooke Mueller tackles rehab again.