‘He Is In Every Way Responsible’: Rust AD Had History Of Being ‘Flippant’ About On-Set Safety

‘He Is In Every Way Responsible’: Rust AD Had History Of Being ‘Flippant’ About On-Set Safety
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The floodgates have opened for insider info on the tragic Rust shooting.

As we’ve been reporting, certain names have emerged regarding who’s to blame for the on-set accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. While star (and executive producer) Alec Baldwin was the one wielding the prop gun, fingers are now pointing towards first assistant director Dave Halls as the person who handed off the loaded weapon.

Related: Alec ‘Inconsolable’ & Canceling Projects Amid Rust Shooting Tragedy

Now, a film crew member who worked with Halls “on two similarly low-budget sets in Los Angeles in spring 2019” shared details with DailyMail.com that reveal a pattern of behavior from the AD in which he failed to prioritize safety, or worse, disregarded it entirely. The anonymous source, who claimed revolvers, Glocks, and shotguns were used on his previous projects with Halls, explained:

“He was very flippant about my insistence on having a safety meeting about the weapons, on both of the sets. He would rush through it and say, alright guys, be safe, let’s get to work.”

The insider continued:

“Even though the guns were not loaded, you have to treat it as if it always is. And for me that means doing a safety meeting that may be seen as unnecessary but should absolutely be done so that everyone is on the same page.”

As to why Halls would be so negligent about safety protocols that are industry standard, the 10-year film veteran said:

“Systemically, so much pressure is put on the first assistant directors to meet a schedule, to ‘make the day,’ meaning to get all the work done that you already have scheduled for the day. When it comes to safety on set, or having to wait for anything, because safety takes time, I have seen 1st ADs get annoyed for having to wait. But they ultimately understand it needs to be done. But when I worked with him, it was the only time I’ve had any AD ask me, ‘Do we really need to have a safety meeting?’”

There are a number of procedures followed for on-set gun safety, per DailyMail.com: no live bullets, no pointing guns at other people, and having the armorer “shine a flashlight down the barrel” to make sure there are no blockages or projectiles, to name a few. (Even if a gun is loaded with blanks, it can still fire out a projectile in the barrel.) The source added:

“When you fire, no projectile is supposed to come out, though it still could be dangerous. That’s where there are rules. You don’t aim it at anybody at any time.”

And though Halls reportedly gave the actor the gun shortly before the fatal accident, this crew member insisted the first AD was never supposed to be touching a weapon at all:

“His job is to check the guns, visually, check them with the actor and with the steward on set who is the property person or the armorer. … The chain of custody for the gun should only be between the armorer, the property person and the actor directly handling it.”

A newly released affidavit revealed that the director was unsure whether the crew present that day were checked for ammunition. Of course, according to this insider, there shouldn’t have been any live ammunition on set, and Halls certainly shouldn’t have announced “cold gun” without having actually checked if that was true. The source elaborated:

“That’s what makes me feel he is in every way responsible. … First of all, he was never supposed to handle that prop. Then he declared it a cold gun. It literally takes just a few seconds to check the gun to make sure it’s safe. He had no idea if it was a cold gun, so why make that announcement? If it weren’t for the actions he took in those few seconds, I believe Halyna would still be alive.”

Just terrible.

Pyrotechnician Maggie Goll previously opened up about her negative experience with Halls on a separate 2019 project. Speaking with DailyMail.com, she added:

“The Prop Master frequently admonished Dave for dismissing the talent without returning props, weapon included, or failing to make safety announcements.”

Related: Alec Didn’t Know Prop Gun Was Loaded Before Fatal Shooting, Warrant Says

Maggie even apparently “filed multiple complaints with a safety line and tried to contact the Directors Guild of America,” but “nothing was done”:

“That was the last I saw of Dave and that AP. That is, until I saw Dave’s name pop up in relation to the accident on the set of Rust. I am gutted at not pushing harder for greater accountability and safety. … Many of us have messaged each other wondering the same thing: is there something we could have done then that would have prevented the tragedy in New Mexico yesterday? It is a horrible feeling.”

We’re sure there’s a lot more information about the unsafe conditions that led to the Rust tragedy that will be coming to light soon enough.

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Snoop Dogg Mourns His Mother’s Death With Touching Tributes: ‘Thank U God For Giving Me An Angel’

Snoop Dogg Mourns His Mother’s Death With Touching Tributes: ‘Thank U God For Giving Me An Angel’
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Snoop Dogg is mourning the loss of his beloved mother.

According to the rapper himself, and based on his mournful social media posts published throughout Sunday, Beverly Tate passed away over the weekend.

Related: Snoop Dogg’s Daughter Discusses Recent Suicide Attempt In Emotional Instagram Video

The artist formerly known as Snoop Lion clearly had a close relationship with her, and he’s showing it in a series of throwback pictures posted to his Instagram account.

In one post, the Gin And Juice artist wrote “Mama thank u for having me” while sharing one old selfie he took with Tate (below):

 

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So sad.

In another tribute, the Doggy Style rapper wrote “thank u god for giving me an angel” alongside a picture of Tate dressed to the nines and looking as beautiful as can be:

 

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Our hearts…

Clearly very emotional after all the tributes, Snoop also shared on Sunday a video of himself shown listening to music in a darkened room (below):

 

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Ugh. Poor guy.

Early on Monday morning, he also added this note regarding his mother’s passing:

 

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“Till we meet again.” Beautiful.

Snoop did not reveal his mother’s cause of death, or any further information related to her health over the weekend.

Back in May, though, he did reveal that she had been hospitalized. And in June, he shared a photo of himself visiting her in the hospital.

Sending all our love and support to Snoop and the rest of his family, and Tate’s loved ones and friends, during this trying time.

R.I.P.

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Hilaria Baldwin Releases Statement On Shooting, Says Her Heart Is With Halyna & Alec

Hilaria Baldwin Releases Statement On Shooting, Says Her Heart Is With Halyna & Alec
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The shooting of Halyna Hutchins is one of the most upsetting film set tragedies in many years.

Alec Baldwin discharged the prop gun which fired an all-too-real projectile that killed the cinematographer and wounded director Joel Souza on the set of their Western Rust last Thursday. While the investigation into the film’s safety continues, everyone is left trying to find the words and actions for such an awful situation.

Related: The Crow & More – A History Of Accidental Shootings In Movies

Now Alec’s beloved wife Hilaria Baldwin is speaking out with a statement of support for all those involved. She wrote on her Instagram:

“My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And Alec.”

She then referenced her husband’s statement, which began, “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness…” She said:

“It’s said ‘there are no words’ because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.”

We’re sure everyone is appreciative of her sentiment. See the full post (below):

 

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Tarek El Moussa & Heather Rae Young Officially Tied The Knot — Go Inside Their Dream Wedding!

Tarek El Moussa & Heather Rae Young Officially Tied The Knot — Go Inside Their Dream Wedding!
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Happily ever after!

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young are married!! The Selling Sunset star walked down the aisle to share vows with the Flip or Flop lead in a stunning outdoor wedding near Santa Barbara on Saturday, according to a rep who spoke with E! News.

The Netflix personality looked fabulous in a fitted white corset dress with French lace and a keyhole back custom-made by Israeli designer Galia Lahav. Tarek looked just as handsome in a black velvet tux with a skull-and-crossbones print lining. Ch-ch-check out the stunning husband and wife (below)!

 

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Jaw-dropping! The venue’s Old Hollywood-style decor and black, white, champagne, and gold color palette fit the mood perfectly, too!

Related: Alec Baldwin ‘Inconsolable’ & Canceling Projects Amid Rust Shooting Tragedy

People spoke with the lovebirds about the ceremony on Saturday, with Heather gushing

“We’re best friends, we’re true soulmates, and our love is so rare and so special. It’s the love I’ve always dreamed of my whole life.”

El Moussa seemed just as excited, referencing his kids Taylor, 11, and Brayden, 6, whom he shares with ex-wife Christina Haack, adding:

“I’m just excited to live this life with her. We’ve got the two babies, we have a family, and we have a very bright future.”

On his Instagram late Sunday, the dad also reflected alongside an adorable photo of the new family of four, writing:

“We’ve been the three musketeers for years and for a long time, I thought it would always be that way… but now we are complete. With Heather, we are a family. I found someone who wholeheartedly loves my babies and who Tay and Bray adore. We are so much better as one, and I am so proud to call you MY WIFE”

 

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Wow! For someone who thought they’d “never [get] married again” after his divorce from Haack, it’s amazing to see how transformative this relationship has been!

Tarek and Heather met back in July 2019 while attending the same Forth of July party on a boat. Around one year later, the 40-year-old knew he’d found the one and proposed while on vacation on Catalina Island. He previously reflected:

“It’s incredible to think how much life can change in a short period of time. I came home with @heatherraeyoung after 4 days of dating. She moved in, and we never looked back. She has exponentially improved the lives of everyone in my family.”

Aww!! He’s also been quick to refer to the reality TV star as a “super mom” to her new stepchildren. Love that!

Related: Katie Couric Says ‘It’s Fun Being A Little Naughty’ While Recounting Cougar Romance!

The couple obtained their wedding license on October 14 after celebrating a joint bachelor and bachelorette party at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Springs last month. They’ve bombarded their social media feeds with snapshots of every milestone — big and small — leading up to saying “I do.” Just check out a few of the most notable moments from this weekend (below):

 

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Most of the Selling Sunset cast was there to celebrate their friend’s big day! Here’s a look at what The Oppenheim Group got up to at the event:

 

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The newlyweds even made this ADORBz TikTok before tying the knot!

 

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Looks like such a fun party! With the help of some “amazing wedding planners,” Tarek and Heather were able to soak up the moment without stressing about the big day. The 34-year-old wrote on the ‘gram earlier in the summer:

“It’s all happening and what’s crazy is that I’m actually calm and relaxed about it. Tarek and I are on the same page with everything we want and everything else we’ve left up to our amazing wedding planners. We’re just excited to spend the rest of our lives together and that’s really what we want the whole day to be celebrating.”

Seems like they did just that! Now, the couple is headed off for a honeymoon in the Maldives and Dubai.

Dying to see more from this wedding? According to People, the big day and its preparations were filmed for a one-hour special, Tarek and Heather: The Big I Do, coming to Discovery+ in December! So exciting!!

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Vanessa Bryant Reveals She Learned Of Kobe & Gianna’s Deaths From ‘RIP Kobe’ Social Media Alerts

Vanessa Bryant Reveals She Learned Of Kobe & Gianna’s Deaths From ‘RIP Kobe’ Social Media Alerts
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This is just absolutely heartbreaking…

As you may know, Vanessa Bryant sued Los Angeles County for invasion of privacy and negligence after learning that several first responders disturbingly took and shared photos of the crash scene, including the human remains. And according to a new deposition filed for the lawsuit Friday, the 39-year-old gave an emotional testimony via Zoom on the morning of October 12, where she detailed how she learned of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

In her deposition obtained by E! News, Vanessa said at around 11:30 am, their family assistant knocked on the door and told her there had been an accident with five survivors but did not know if her two loved ones were fine at the time. She then tried calling her husband and was unable to reach him, so she then called her mom to watch her younger daughters, Bianka and Capri. And that is when she found out the devastating news — through a series of social media push notifications:

“As soon as I was on the phone with my mom, I was holding onto my phone, because obviously I was trying to call my husband back, and all these notifications started popping up on my phone, saying ‘RIP Kobe. RIP Kobe. RIP Kobe.’”

Related: Vanessa Bryant Reaches Confidential Settlement With Her Mom Over Alleged Fraud
We cannot even imagine. Just awful. After picking up Natalia from an ACT prep class, Vanessa immediately went to the airport and tried to get on a helicopter to go to the crash site since authorities wouldn’t tell her anything over the phone. However, she was told that the weather conditions were too dangerous at the time. Eventually, LA Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka drove her to the Malibu police station, and she learned what had happened. Per the deposition, Vanessa said she worried about fans, drones, and/or helicopter taking pictures of everyone who died and told the sheriff:

“If you can’t bring my husband and baby back, please make sure no one takes photographs of them. Please secure the area.”

To which he allegedly replied:

“All is good. The area is secure. There’s an umbrella over the area.”

Clearly, it wasn’t secure as the sheriff’s and fire department employees allegedly took up to 100 photos of the scene with their personal phones. During the online court deposition, an attorney representing Los Angeles County asked her to look at the graphic images and messages that were sent to her over social media to argue that others were causing her emotional distress and not the first responders. Ummmm, what the actual f**k?! However, the testimony noted that Vanessa placed her hand in front of the camera and refused to see them. She apparently hasn’t seen any of the photos of Kobe or Giana’s remains but had the clothes they wore during the accident, adding:

“I had to recover all their items because I know people are sick and would like to take pictures of them and share them. They suffered a lot. And if their clothes represent the condition of their bodies, I cannot imagine how someone could be callous and have no regard for them or our friends, and just share the images as if they were animals on a street.”

It’s truly disgusting. The momma was then asked what she defined as “emotional distress” to which she stated:

“Emotional distress means that not only do I have to grieve the loss of my husband and child, but for the rest of my life I’m going to have to fear that those photographs of my husband and child will be leaked.”

While Vanessa said it’s “up to the jury” if she received monetary damages, she said she’s ultimately seeking “accountability” expressing:

“No one should ever have to endure this type of pain and fear of their family members. The pictures getting released, this is not okay.”

We are sending all of the love to Vanessa Bryant following this gut wrenching and emotional testimony. Reactions to what was revealed in the court hearing, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below).

If you want, you can also read the full deposition HERE.

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Halyna Hutchins’ Dad Says He Doesn’t Blame Alec Baldwin For Fatal Shooting

Halyna Hutchins’ Dad Says He Doesn’t Blame Alec Baldwin For Fatal Shooting
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The father of Halyna Hutchins has spoken out for the first time since the tragic death of his 42-year-old cinematographer daughter.

In a statement to The Sun Saturday, Anatoly Androsovych made it clear that he doesn’t feel like Alec Baldwin is “responsible” for the accident and instead blamed the crew members who handed the 63-year-old actor a loaded gun. He said:

“We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief. But I don’t hold Alec Baldwin responsible — it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns.”

Related: Joel Souza Speaks Out For The First Time After Accidental Shooting

As you know, the accidental shooting is currently being investigated by the Sante Fe Police, and no charges have been made at this time. Before the incident, Baldwin had been told the prop gun was safe to use by the assistant director Dave Halls. And while neither knew the weapon was loaded, firearms consultant Bryan Carpenter shared to The New York Post that the star still shouldn’t have aimed the gun at another person even if it was actually “cold”:

“Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being.”

As we all know so far, safety conditions on the Rust set seemed very lacking before the accident. So considering that, legal experts explained to the publication that Baldwin, a producer for the film, and others could face some legal consequences like negligent manslaughter charges. Attorney Joseph Costa explained:

“As an executive producer, you are in a position of control and you can get prosecuted criminally. It’s the equivalent of drinking and driving, meaning someone may not have intended to cause great harm but they do.”

Speaking with The Sun, Androsovych mentioned that Matthew Hutchins “will decide if legal action is going to be taken.” His main focus right now is flying to the US to comfort Halyna’s husband and son:

“The little boy has been very badly affected. He is lost without his mother.”

Meanwhile, Halyna’s younger sister Svetlana Androsovych also spoke out by blasting the “negligence” on the film set to the outlet:

“How was this negligence allowed by such a team of professionals? This is just such an absolutely absurd coincidence. I don’t know where the investigation will lead, but there are so many guesses. Could this all be a set-up? What was it? God only knows what happened, it’s just so incredibly hard to live through it.”

Given the assistant director’s alleged history of not maintaining a “safe working environment,” we wouldn’t be surprised if some safety protocols were neglected during filming. She continued:

“The only thing we want right now is to be there with my mum next to Halyna’s husband and their son to make sure he feels our support.”

We cannot imagine what they must be going through — especially when there are still so many unanswered questions at this time. Keeping them in our thoughts during this time.

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Former Colleague Claims Rust Assistant Director Had A History Of Safety Issues

Former Colleague Claims Rust Assistant Director Had A History Of Safety Issues
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Past complaints against the Rust assistant director, who court documents say handed the loaded firearm to Alec Baldwin, have come to light in the wake of the fatal accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

In an interview with NBC News Sunday, Maggie Goll revealed that the AD Dave Halls allegedly neglected to maintain a safe environment several times while working on Hulu’s Into The Dark anthology series in February 2019. She described her colleague as someone who initially appeared to be an “affable first [assistant director] with the usual run of idiosyncrasies.” However, the “facade soon disappeared” when some troubling things started happening on set…

Related: Hailey Bieber & Ireland Baldwin Send Messages Of Support To Halyna Hutchins Family

In one instance, the prop maker recalled when he attempted to keep filming despite a pyrotechnician having a medical emergency and the set becoming dangerous. WTF??? Goll said that Halls even failed to make announcements before a weapon would be brought out for a scene, explaining:

“The only reason the crew was made aware of a weapon’s presence was that the assistant prop master demanded Dave acknowledge and announce the situation each day.”

Perhaps what’s more alarming given what’s happened is that she claims he also rarely held safety meetings during that time:

“He did not maintain a safe working environment: Sets were almost always allowed to become increasingly claustrophobic, no established fire lanes, exits blocked … safety meetings were nonexistent.”

That is extremely concerning to hear — especially when you remember that several crew members for Rust had actually walked off the set in protest of the working conditions, and there have been reports of three previous misfires before the fatal shooting. The more we find out, the more we know this tragedy would’ve been avoided if safety precautions had been followed or in place…

As we previously reported, Halls had actually passed the firearm to Baldwin and told him it was safe to use before the accidental shooting. A recent search warrant stated that the assistant director had shouted “cold gun” at the time — but in reality, it had been loaded with live rounds. And moments after the incident, a script supervisor for Rust called 911 and blamed Halls for not double-checking the weapon, saying:

“This f**king AD that yelled at me at lunch — asking about revisions, this motherf**ker — he’s supposed to check the guns, he’s responsible for what happens on the set.”

Crazy…

To be honest, we cannot help but wonder if Halls even bothered to see if the prop gun had been loaded before handing it off to Baldwin. Reactions to this latest revelation, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below).

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Jason Sudeikis Returns To SNL For His Hosting Debut — Check Out All The Highlights HERE!

Jason Sudeikis Returns To SNL For His Hosting Debut — Check Out All The Highlights HERE!
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 Jason Sudeikis is back and better than ever!

The 45-year-old actor, who was a long-running cast member on Saturday Night Live before leaving in 2013, returned to the Studio 8H stage for his hosting debut on, you guessed it, Saturday. And starting the comedy-filled night, he stepped out onto the set to reprise his role as Joe Biden! Newcomer James Austin Johnson first appeared as the current president in the White House, looking exhausted as he thought about his life before taking on the role. Then, Sudeikis’ Biden swooped in from the past while decked out in a bomber jacket and baseball hat, acting super chill. He quipped:

“I’m you! I’m you from 8 years ago. The ghost from Biden’s past — boo!”

Cast member Alex Moffat, who portrayed Biden once in 2013, even joined in on the skit at one point! Ch-ch-check it out (below):

Related: Rami Malek Flaunted His ‘Resting Villain Face’ — Plus More From Last Week’s SNL!

Too good! In his opening monologue, the Ted Lasso star got a little sentimental at times and looked back on being part of the history of SNL, quipping:

“For those of you who don’t know, I worked here at SNL for 10 years—an ‘actor’s dozen,’ we say — and it’s so neat to be a small part of this show’s amazing history. A history that was fueled for its first 25 years by cocaine and adrenaline, its next 15 years by Starbucks and unhealthy comparisons, and the last six years by Adderall and fear, I assume.”

Sudeikis also joked about dishing out some career advice while meeting the cast and crew backstage:

“It’s fun to come back and, you know, be the veteran. You know, different folks asking me for advice … like, ‘I love working here, but what should I do next, or how do I get Lorne [Michaels] to notice me? And honestly, honestly, swear to god, I found myself giving the same advice to every single person. I was just like, you know, ‘Win an Emmy! And if you can, win two!’ You know, double up. That’s the best way to do it. It sets you up for success.”

Solid tips, LOLz! Take a look (below):

 

Jason also brought back his character, The Devil, during the “Weekend Update” with Colin Jost, who just broke Seth Meyer’s record as the longest-running host at the desk. During the scene, he got in some solid digs about Jost’s marriage to Scarlett Johansson, saying:

“You baby-trapped her! It’s true! I don’t know who screwed her more, you or Disney.”

Yikes! Check out the funny interaction (below):

 

At one point in the night, the We’re The Millers alum made out with Ego Nwodim during their parent-teacher conference skit while Kyle Mooney hilariously portrayed her sad sack husband in the background. Watch the steamy moment (below):

 

Lately, it feels like you never know who is going to show up on the SNL stage — and last night was no different! During Kenan Thompson’s “What’s Up With That” Halloween edition, he brought on some major guests like Emily Ratajkowski, Oscar Isaac, and Nicholas Braun. Oh yeah, and Sudeikis was dancing in a tracksuit while Fred Armisen played the saxophone. Honestly, it was wild, and we’re so glad it returned! Ch-ch-check it out:

 

Joining Sudeikis as the night’s musical guest was the Grammy-award-winning singer Brandi Carlile. She first took the stage to belt out her song, Broken Horses, into a snazzy golden mic (below):

 

Later on in the episode: Carlile then stunned with her powerhouse vocals during her track Right on Time (below):

Did anyone else feel like this episode was one giant throwback moment?? In case you missed it last night, here are the rest of the sketches from SNL (below):

What did YOU think of last night’s episode, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below)!

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Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Reunited To Celebrate Son Deacon’s 18th Birthday!

Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Reunited To Celebrate Son Deacon’s 18th Birthday!
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Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe reunited to celebrate a very special occasion!

On Saturday, the Cruel Intentions alums shared touching tributes in honor of their son Deacon’s 18th birthday. In one sweet Instagram post from the 47-year-old dad, Reese, Ryan, and their youngest child posed together at a restaurant with a multi-layered b-day cake in front of them, writing:

“Happy 18th birthday to our gorgeous, smart, talented, and caring son. You are a true light in this world and are so loved by all who know you. We are lucky to be your mom and dad. Love you, pup..”

In parentheses, the Big Sky actor also added:

“I’d say we did pretty good @reesewitherspoon.”

Related: Ava Phillippe & Her BF Look SO MUCH Like A Young Reese & Ryan!

Awww!! Deacon commented on the post:

“Thanks dad!! I love you.”

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Meanwhile, the 45-year-old Legally Blonde actress dropped a series of pictures of her son from over the years, including one with him blowing out his birthday candles. She captioned the photos:

“How did this happen?!! @deaconphillippe is 18?!! One day he was trading Pokémon cards, singing Bruno Mars songs, and playing American Ninja Warrior in the backyard. The next day, he is taller than me, cooking the family steaks on the grill and making his own music with his best friends. My heart is bursting with pride about the young man he is becoming. Happy 18th Birthday Deacon! I love you to the moon around the sun and all the stars.”

Deacon reciprocated the love, writing in the comments section:

“Love you mom!!”

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Happy birthday, Deacon!

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Listen To This: Batten Down The Hatches!

Listen To This: Batten Down The Hatches!
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Yes, we’ve begun listening  to holiday music already! U?

Jenny Owen Youngs‘ Maybe Next Year is a Christmas tune that transcends the genre.

Achingly beautiful!

A love song!

So gorgeous!

Singer/songwriter coziness to make you feel wistful!

Check it out above!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Jenny Owen Youngs!

Rapper Boosie Badazz Goes On Homophobic Tirade After Lil Nas X Joked They Had A Collab Coming Out

Rapper Boosie Badazz Goes On Homophobic Tirade After Lil Nas X Joked They Had A Collab Coming Out
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After Lil Nas X jokingly claimed he had a collaboration coming out with Boosie Badazz, the 38-year-old rapper apparently didn’t find it funny and decided to spew a ton of hate and homophobic slurs towards him in response.

The drama all started when the 22-year-old Industry Baby hitmaker hopped on Instagram Live Saturday to poke fun with his followers that he and Boosie were coming out with a new track. Lil Nas X said at the time:

“So, I been working on this song with Lil Boosie, bro. I got this song with Lil Boosie finna come out. Fire, I ain’t even gon’ lie, for real. Song with Boosie finna come out.”

Shortly afterward, Boosie reacted to his naming being brought up by penning a completely vile, expletive-ridden, and homophobic diatribe that suggested the singer should “commit suicide” on Twitter. The father of eight wrote:

“STOP TROLLING ME F***** LOL!! U A WHOLE B***H PLAYING WITH A GANGSTA SMH U CAN KEEP SUCKING D**k N GETTIN F**KED N YOUR ASS N PEACE N #uhateyourself I WOULD TOO IF I WAS YOU LOL NASx IF YOU #commitsuicide YOU WOULD DO THIS WORLD A HUGE FAVOR NOBODY WANTS U HERE.”

Related: Lil Nas X Already Broke Up With His ‘The One’!

Absolutely disgusting. And it didn’t stop there. He also tweeted out:

“#thinkaboutit NOBODY WANTS U HERE”

“STOP PLAYING WITH THE STRAIGHT #F***** LOL”

While the first tweet remained published for a while on Saturday afternoon, it has since been deleted for violating Twitter guidelines. The other two are still up at this time. Following the hateful speech, Lil Nas X seemingly addressed the situation by brushing it off with another joke, saying:

“i am truly saddened. i have never been so mortified in my life. i can’t believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october.”

i am truly saddened. i have never been so mortified in my life. i can’t believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october.

— MONTERO ???? (@LilNasX) October 23, 2021

This isn’t the first time that Boosie has hurled volatile things at the young artists. Back in July, he reportedly defend DaBaby’s homophobic remarks at Rolling Loud Miami and called Lil Nas X “the most disrespectful motherf**ker in the world.” Then when the Georgia native quipped that he and Jack Harlow planned on performing Industry Baby naked at the VMAs, Billboard reported that Boosie said:

“If I’m at the awards and he go up there naked, I’ma drag his ass offstage and beat his ass.”

And it apparently the list of awful comments Boosie Badazz has made towards Lil Nas goes on and on. According to Billboard, the Old Town Road rapper previously talked about the feud, telling The Breakfast Club in September that his word doesn’t bother him:

“I was listening to Boosie in the club the other day. I don’t really care. Honestly, I wish they didn’t say it, I guess. But I like the music, I’m gonna listen to the music. If somebody got beef with me, that doesn’t mean I got beef with them.”

We would not blame Lil Nas X if he has “beef” with him now, as Boosie’s rant was truly disturbing. Reactions to what happened between Boosie and Lil Nas, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below).

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Hailey Bieber & Ireland Baldwin Sends Messages Of Support To Halyna Hutchins’ Family After Fatal On-Set Shooting

Hailey Bieber & Ireland Baldwin Sends Messages Of Support To Halyna Hutchins’ Family After Fatal On-Set Shooting
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In the wake of the accidental shooting that happened on the set of the upcoming movie Rust, some of Alec Baldwin’s family members have spoken out to send their love and support to those who’ve been affected.

Hailey Bieber, who is the daughter of his brother Stephen Baldwin, shared on Instagram Stories that she is “heartbroken” and devastated following the death of Halyna Hutchins and the injury of Joel Souza. The 24-year-old wrote:

“Sending all my love to the family of Halyna Hutchins. This is a truly unimaginable and devastating tragedy. My thoughts are also with Joel Souza as he recovers. I am absolutely heartbroken for everyone involved.”

Related: Joel Souza Speaks Out After Accidental Shooting

Alec’s daughter Ireland Baldwin also briefly took to IG Stories in order to offer her condolences to the Hutchins family, saying:

“My love and support go to Halnya [sic] Hutchins’ family and friends. Sending healing thoughts to Joel Souza. And wishing I could hug my dad extra tight today.”

As you know, the heartbreaking accident occurred when the 63-year-old actor was unknowingly handed a loaded prop gun during filming and accidentally discharged it killing the director of photography and injuring the director. Baldwin later broke his silence on the tragedy Friday, penning on Twitter:

“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred. I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Continuing to send love to the Souza and the Hutchins’ family.

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Former Victoria’s Secret Model Erin Heatherton Claims Nutritionist Put Her On ‘Bathwater Meth’ When Brand Wanted Her To Lose Weight

Former Victoria’s Secret Model Erin Heatherton Claims Nutritionist Put Her On ‘Bathwater Meth’ When Brand Wanted Her To Lose Weight
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Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton opened up about going to extreme lengths to maintain the lingerie brand’s unrealistic beauty standards and demands while modeling for them between 2010 and 2013.

In an upcoming episode of the podcast Fallen Angel, per People, the 32-year-old model said she feared losing her job during her time with the company due to her weight, expressing:

“Where things started to go south for me was when I hit, I think it was 25 [years old]. There was this certain point where everything that I was doing just didn’t yield the same results. I was just a little bit bigger. In retrospect, that’s just biology and how the body works. You’re not the same size when you’re 18 to when you’re 25.”

Related: Ex Victoria’s Secret Model Slams Brand’s ‘Performative’ Changes, Reveals History Of Abuse & Body Shaming

Truth! Despite it being completely natural for her body to change over the years, Heatherton claimed she still felt pressured by the brand to lose weight and turned to a “nutritionist to the stars” who ended up prescribing her amphetamine-like appetite suppressant and hormone injections:

“[He] started me on this diet pill called phentermine, which my therapist later called ‘bathwater meth.’”

Opening up about the desperation she felt at the time, she continued:

“I don’t know. I was just like, ‘Let me Lance Armstrong this because I’m renovating my condo. I can’t lose my job right now.’ I started injecting myself with HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). I was just like, ‘Help me lose weight. What do people do?’ He suggested something this other model did that worked for her. This is this nutritionist to the stars, whatever. I don’t know. I started like a diabetic injecting my stomach every morning.”

Looking back, Heatherton feels her behavior is similar to “emotional cutting” because she was “so against” what she was doing but “was just reluctantly doing it almost to feel the pain or feel how wrong it was.” Even more so, she now recognizes that Victoria’s Secret never cared about her health:

“I don’t have any faith that these people really cared about me. You know what I’m saying? It’s just about business.”

And although she’s made peace with the situation, Heatherton decided to speak out in order to help others who are struggling with body image issues:

“I share my story again because I don’t want anyone to have an eating disorder or hate their bodies. I know what that feels like. I speak out only for people that might hear me and think, ‘Hey, that makes sense,’ or maybe that might change their attitude towards how they treat themselves.”

She added:

“I think that aspirational [body] goals can exist without illness and eating disorders. When you have an eating disorder, you lose your freedom. When you are confined to this shape it consumes your life.”

Wow…

Reactions to what Erin had to say about her time at Victoria’s Secret? Let us know in the comments (below).

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