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CHRISSY TEIGEN AND TARGET PART WAYS: Chrissy Teigen's cookware line is no longer available at Target. The move appeared to come just after Teigen apologized for bullying Courtney Stodden online, but sources tell TMZ that the split with Target was a "mutual and amicable decision reached way back in December." The famous personality will be selling her products through e-commerce and through several other retailers.

CARRIE ANN INABA IS SINGLE AGAIN: Carrie Ann Inaba and boyfriend Fabien Viteri have split. The Dancing With the Stars judge wrote in an Instagram Story, "I am single. Again. Grateful for what was. Confused. Uncertain of the future. Sad. Hopeful." The TV host first revealed she was dating Viteri back in September 2020.

JAMES CORDEN DISCUSSES WEIGHT LOSS: According to James Corden, the trick to losing weight is changing your mindset. The late-night talk show host was discussing his 23-pound weight loss with the Zoe Ball Breakfast show and said, "This is my tip—and I'm not, for one minute, saying that I've cracked this—but I've done every single diet in the world. I've done them all and what I've realized is the notion of going on a diet is wrong. You're not going on a diet—you're gonna change the way you eat. And you're gonna change the way you eat forever. Just see this as: This is how you eat now." Corden announced his pan to lose weight through his partnership with WW back in January.

PRINCE HARRY DISCUSSES SECRET SUPERMARKET MEETUPS WITH MEGHAN MARKLE: When Prince Harry first started dating Meghan Markle, in 2016, the pair would meet up on secret supermarket runs. The Duke of Sussex told Dax Shepard during an appearance on Armchair Expert, "The first time Meghan and I met up for her to come and stay with me, we met up in a supermarket in London, pretending we didn't know each other, texting each other from the other side of the aisles. There's people looking at me, giving me all these weird looks and coming up to me and saying hi." He didn't reveal which supermarket but TMZ points out that there's a Whole Foods only 100 yards away from the palace.

KAT DENNINGS ENGAGED TO ANDREW WK: Andrew WK and Kat Dennings are engaged. The WandaVision actress shared the news on Twitter Thursday (May 13th), posting a photo of the engagement ring along with the caption, "Don't mind if I do @AndrewWK." The pair only started dating in early 2021.

KATIE HOLMES AND EMILIO VITOLO JR. SPLIT: Katie Holmes and New York City-based restauranteur Emilio Vitolo Jr. have split. A spokesperson for the actress told US Weekly on Thursday, May 13th that the pair "have parted ways amicably but remain friends." The duo, who were first spotted by paparazzi in September 2020, will continue their professional relationship. Vitolo stars in the short film, Almost A Year, which was produced by Holmes.


INDUSTRY NEWS

'JUNGLE CRUISE' WILL PREMIERE ON JULY 30TH: Disney's Jungle Cruise will debut in theaters and Disney Premiere on July 30th. Th film, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt is based off of the Disney theme park attraction. Johnson wrote on Instagram Thursday, "The most important thing with our movie was to ALWAYS take care of families around the world by giving you options to watch it. Audience first."

'FRIENDS' REUNION TO AIR ON MAY 27TH: The Friends reunion will air Thursday, May 27th on HBO Max. The special reunites stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry on the show's original soundstage on the Warner Bros studio lot. Friends: The Reunion will feature a ton of special guests including Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice and Reese Witherspoon who payed one of Rachel's sisters. Other former recurring cast members who will attend include James Michael Tyler (Gunther), Christina Pickles and Elliot Gould (Monica and Ross's parents), Tom Selleck (Richard) and Larry Hankin (Mr. Heckles). https://youtu.be/MedRN92V6lE

KATHRYN HAHN JOINES 'KNIVES OUT': Kathryn Hahn is the latest addition to the cast of Rian Johnson's Knives Out sequel. The Wandavision star joins Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monae, and Edward Norton for the film, which is set to make its debut on Netflix.

ERIC ANDRE JOINS 'THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES': Jason Schwartzman, Eric Roberts, and Eric Andre will all have recurring roles in Season 2 of HBO's comedy series, The Righteous Gemstones. According to Deadline, production for the the nine-episode second season is already underway.


RONNIE ORTIZ-MAGRO IS LEAVING 'JERSEY SHORE: FAMILY VACATION'

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is leaving Jersey Shore: Family Vacation to focus on his mental health.

The MTV reality star made the announcement on Instagram Thursday (Mary 13th), writing in his Story, "After talking to the team at MTV, we have mutually agreed that I will step away from the show while I seek medical treatment for mental health issues that I've ignored for too long.

"My number one goal now is facing my struggles head on. This process will be difficult but my #1 priority is to get healthy and be the best man and the best father I can for my daughter."

Ortiz-Magro was arrested on April 22nd on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injury. At the time, he was on probation from a separate domestic dispute with former girlfriend Jen Harley.

L.A. City Attorney's office announced they will not be seeking charges against the 35-year-old star in his domestic violence case but authorities have filed a probation violation.


OPRAH REVEALS HER CRINGIEST INTERVIEW MOMENT

Oprah Winfrey revealed her most embarrassing interview moment on an episode of Literally! With Rob Lowe.

She told the Parks and Recreation alum that she was talking to Sally Field and felt a responsibility to ask the actress about Burt Reynolds, her Smokey and the Bandit co-star and former partner.

She asked, "Does Burt sleep with his toupee on?" The famous talk show host said, "even say now – I cringe to even think that I asked that question," she added. "But I asked it because the producers were like, ‘You have to ask, you have to ask, you have to ask, that's what everybody wants to know."

Field, according to Winfrey, then "shut down" and the interviewer "could not get in again".


ELLEN OPENS UP ABOUT RUMORS THAT HER SHOW WAS A 'TOXIC' ENVIRONMENT

Ellen DeGeneres opened up about the rumors that her show was a "toxic" environment in her first interview since announcing that her show will be ending after season 19.

The talk show host told Savannah Guthrie that she has 255 employees and had know way of knowing what was going on behind-the-scenes. She added, "I do wish somebody would have come to me and said, ‘Hey, something's going on that you should know about.'"

DeGeneres also said that she "didn't understand" what was happening at the time. She said, "I still don't understand it. It was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated. And, you know, people get picked on. But it was for four months straight for me. And then for me to read in the press about a toxic work environment, when all I've ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere and what a happy place it is."

DeGeneres also said the criticism against her "did feel very misogynistic."


JOHN MULANEY IS DATING OLIVIA MUNN

The news that John Mulaney and his wife are divorcing broke Monday (May 10th), but it appears he's already moved on.

People reports that the comedian is dating Olivia Munn. A source told the magazine, "This is very new, they're taking it slowly. They met at church in Los Angeles."

The actress reached out to Mulaney in December, after he entered rehab following a relapse in his cocaine and alcohol addiction. At the time she tweeted, "Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this."

A source told Page Six that the Big Mouth star asked for a divorce from Anna Marie Tendler three months ago.

She said through a spokesperson earlier this week, "I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage. I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery."


CALEB KENNEDY QUIETLY DISMISSED FROM 'AMERICAN IDOL'

Top 5 American Idol finalist Caleb Kennedy will no longer compete on the show after a controversial old video of the 16-year-old singer surfaced on social media.

According to the LA Times, Sunday's episode of the singing competition will "feature the Top 4 with one contestant elimination."

The news comes after a video of Kennedy sitting next to someone dressed like a member of the Ku Klux Klan attracted more than 100,000 views on Twitter.

Although ABC and American Idol have not issued a public statement, the singer's appearances have been removed from the show's official YouTube channel, Instagram and Twitter.


KVPI Video Of the Week

"Nick Lick and the Hickies tribute to the city of Swamp Pop and Floyd Soileau, the father of Swamp Pop, from this point on to be known as "Swamp Pa Pa". Ville Platte is one of the backbones of Cajun culture as it has provided seasonings and sauces we all have used in our foods as well as much of the background music we've loved to listen to. In a sense, if we made a cake out of our Cajun culture, Ville Platte would be part of the icing on that cake! Such a special place needed a tribute and we used a parody of the Beatles "Get Back" to do the job. Special thanks to our guest accordionist, Joe Rogers."


 

 

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