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Chris Hemsworth Shares Childhood Memory While Reflecting on Avengers Handprint Ceremony. Chris Hemsworth is sharing a poignant link between his childhood in Australia and his accomplishments as a Hollywood actor. On Sunday, the Thor star posted a series of photos on Instagram from his handprint ceremony that occurred on Wednesday outside the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The Avengers: Endgame actors, including Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo gathered outside of the famous theater to quite literally cement their legacy with the storied Marvel franchise. The historic moment reminded Hemsworth of something that he did when he was a young boy. "I remember many years ago carving my name into wet concrete on the sidewalk outside my grandmas place," he captioned the pictures. "Little did I know that years on those skills would come in handy!" Practice makes perfect. He concluded his caption by talking a bit about the moment itself and the people he stood beside. Hemsworth wrote, "Honoured to share this moment with my Avenging mates on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame." There was a tiny bit of speculation that the 35-year-old misspelled his name underneath his handprints and fans were extremely concerned about it. To be fair, the actors really had to be mindful of how big they wrote their names so all letters could fit. Robert Downey Jr. opted for just his initials underneath his hand. Avengers: Endgame came out in theaters on Friday and has already completely smashed box office records. According to Variety, the film grossed $350 billion in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide. Endgame beat its predecessor Avengers: Infinity War's records by over $100 million. Endgame marks the end of an era, which has left many fans emotional and nostalgic. According to the New York Daily News, one woman got so upset during the movie that she began hyperventilating because she was crying so hard. She will reportedly be just fine. Maybe Hemsworth really wasn't exaggerating when he said, "This movie's gonna blow ya socks off." (Eonline)

Hailey Baldwin is addressing critics on social media. The 22-year-old model and husband Justin Bieber were at the center of speculation over the weekend after fans noticed Bieber's search history included a video of a Coachella performance that included his ex, Selena Gomez, in an Instagram story he posted Thursday. While Baldwin's tweets on Saturday weren't directed at any one person in particular -- nor did they address the incident -- she said in one post, "I wish people didn't have to be so cruel on social media. People are awful to you, and then wonder why you get defensive?" A follow-up tweet read, "I just wish people knew my heart." Among her supporters were Bieber's mom Pattie Mallette, who responded to her daughter-in-law on Sunday, "I'm sorry you have to experience anything but love my darling. ?? You are brave and beautiful inside and out. Just keep being your beautiful self. You are an incredible gift, highly valued and deeply loved. Who cares what they think? ??" On Thursday night, Bieber posted an Instagram story that made fun of an outlet for spelling his last name wrong, but it backfired when fans pointed out Gomez's performance in his search history. (The latter appeared onstage alongside Cardi B, Ozuna and DJ Snake.) In a series of Instagram comments screen-shotted by Twitter user @JBCrewdotcom, the 25-year-old singer set the record straight about what really happened. "The video of selena singing taki taki came up about my wife and i watched my Coachella performance," Bieber wrote. "Obviously shes gonna be in the related [category], it [literally] was the next video that played." "To fans and people who think im maliciously trying to start s -- grow up," he added. "People have their own [fantasies] about how they think my life should go and make up all of these theories and use their imagination too much ... this ends here will never re-engage with this but had to set the record straight once and for all. We are adults [we're] not playing games. There always gonna be something." Bieber and Baldwin have been at the receiving end of remarks regarding Gomez, 26, since their relationship began. Just last month, the "Baby" singer slammed a commenter who said he wasn't "in love" with Baldwin and was only using her "to get back at" Gomez. "Ur immature the fact that you have an account dedicated to dissing my wife and I is absolutely absurd," he wrote, adding, "Why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back" at an ex-girlfriend. "Anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn't talk or think this way u should be ashamed of yourself really," he continued, explaining that while he will always have love for Gomez, he has moved on with his life. "I absolutely loved and love Selena," Bieber added. "She will always hold a place in my heart, but I am head over heels in love with my wife and she is absolutely the BEST THING that has ever happened to me period." (People)

"Little Women: LA" star Todd Gibel vows to save his marriage ... but he knows he's gotta take care of himself first, so he's seeking professional help to treat his depression. Todd tells TMZ ... he noticed signs of depression about 2 years ago but it's significantly gotten worse over the last 6 months to the point it's severely affected his marriage to Christy. Todd says, "Right now Christy and I still live together, but we are just co-existing." He vows to change that ... beginning with therapy. He started his first session earlier this week. He says Christy once brought up the idea of going to marriage counseling but with ZERO cameras trained on them ... and he hopes she's still up for it once he betters himself. Todd -- who tied the knot with Christy back in 2014 -- says some signs of his depression include a daily struggle just getting outta bed. He says he also plops himself on the couch and has no motivation. But, then came a pivotal moment that triggered an alarm for help. Todd tells us it happened last week while sitting on the patio watching his 3 dogs -- Daisy, Elvis and Axel. He says, "One of the dogs [Axel] is lazy and doesn't play with the others and never gets off the couch. When I was on the patio, something changed [with Axel] and he came out to play with the other 2 dogs. And the other dogs were so happy. That's when I realized I needed to change." The move to seek help comes on the heels of a tumultuous season 7 of 'Little Women.' True fans know how much Todd and Christy have argued -- most notably about her weight and his lack of support -- so now that Todd's getting help is welcomed news for all. (TMZ)

Larry King Hospitalized After Experiencing Chest Pain, Undergoes Angioplasty. Larry King is on the mend after being hospitalized last week. On Thursday morning, April 23, the legendary TV host was getting ready to go to the hospital for an angioplasty when he went experienced chest pain. "Before his scheduled procedure, he experienced angina and went to the hospital early to be examined," King's rep tells E! News in a statement. "His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987. He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery." The statement adds that, despite reports, "His doctors say he did not have a heart attack and he did not go into cardiac arrest." "Larry is in good spirits and thanks everyone for their concern," the statement continues. "He's expected to be back to work on his shows, Larry King Now and PoliticKING with Larry King soon." Back in Sept. 2017, the Larry King Now host revealed to the world that he beat lung cancer, after keeping the diagnosis private. "I go for my checkup and they say, 'Let's do a chest X-ray, and the doctor said to me, 'Something looks funny,'" King recalled in an interview with Us Weekly. "They said the spot looked pretty small. ... I then did a CAT scan then a PET scan and then he said to me, 'You have lung cancer, but it looks very small, in the beginning stages.'" King underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in July 2017. He went on to tell the magazine, "The doctor said to me, 'It was malignant but you were in the first stage. If it had stayed and we didn't find it, you would have had trouble in two or three years, but we got it and you were lucky." "They showed me my latest chest X-ray, which is all clear," King said. "It was fun to see where that spot was and there is no spot now. They took off 20 percent of the lung." This article was originally published on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:54 a.m. (Eonline)

Singer Peabo Bryson suffered a mild heart attack over the weekend and is currently in the hospital ... TMZ has learned. A rep for Peabo tells TMZ ... the Grammy-winning balladeer was at home early Saturday morning when he suffered the mild heart attack. We're told Peabo's currently responsive and both his medical team and family are optimistic he'll make a speedy recovery. The rep tells us, "At this time, privacy is requested; however, the thoughts and prayers of friends and fans are welcomed and appreciated." Peabo, of course, won two Grammy Awards in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with Celine Dion and in 1993 for "A Whole New World" with Regina Belle. It's currently unclear as to when Peabo will be released from the hospital. (TMZ)

John Singleton is still alive, contrary to reports Monday morning, but it does not look good. John's publicist tells us the famed director is alive and on life support at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. We're told John is still in a medically-induced coma and is non-responsive and not getting better. TMZ broke the story ... John suffered a stroke at Cedars 12 days ago ... this after checking himself into the hospital because of pain in one of his legs. The "Boyz n the Hood" director has not responded to treatment and his condition is dire ... after what his mother, Shelia Ward, characterized as a major stroke. In the middle of all of this, there's a family war over control of John's estate. Shelia has asked a judge to appoint her temporary conservator to handle his business affairs, while one of his daughters, Cleopatra, is trying to block the conservatorship, claiming Shelia is trying to fleece the estate and freeze out his 4 children. (TMZ)

John Singleton's mother is holding her own in a fierce family battle for control of his estate -- as he lies in a coma -- and it's all about who gets access to what, and most importantly ... when. Sources connected with the Singleton family tell TMZ ... Shelia Ward is not only up against John's daughter, Cleopatra ... but also his current girlfriend, and his estranged father. As we reported, Cleopatra filed a motion last week, attempting to block her grandmother's proposed conservatorship, and claimed Shelia was trying to liquidate all of John's assets and freeze out his 4 children. She also insisted her father was not in a coma and was improving every day. We're told family insiders think Cleopatra made the move based on her fears about having access to Singleton's estate -- reportedly worth somewhere north of $35 million -- but also when she'll get it. We're told she thinks Shelia will make it impossible for her, and others in the family, to gain access to Singleton's money. Our sources say Singleton absolutely remains in a coma -- albeit a medically induced one -- but everyone in the family remains hopeful he'll recover. As for Cleopatra's concerns about Shelia controlling the estate? Another fact is ... John's mother is his longtime business manager, so it would seem to make perfect sense she handle his professional decisions ... and we're told that's why she filed for the conservatorship. We're told Shelia is denying any plot to cut off John's children from his estate. Still, Cleopatra's mistrust is clear in that she's suggesting John's son, Maasai or his father, Danny be appointed conservators instead of Shelia. We're told Danny is fully in Cleopatra's camp ... as is Singleton's current GF, with whom he reportedly has a 1-year-old son. We reached out to Singleton's camp for comment, but no word back. Ditto for Cleopatra. A judge's ruling is expected soon on who will call the shots as John's conservator while he remains incapacitated. TMZ broke the story ... Singleton suffered the stroke after returning from Costa Rica and experiencing problems with his legs. He checked himself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he suffered a stroke on April 17 in his hospital room. He's remained in ICU since then. (TMZ)

Model sues singer-ex JJ Hamblett over Keeping son from needed surgery. A former model insisted her young son needed surgery for a rare brain condition -- but the child's boy-band dad said his ex-girlfriend was the only one sick in the head, according to Manhattan legal papers. The onetime couple's battle led to an investigation by the city's child-welfare agency, which is now the target of a $10 million planned lawsuit over the ordeal. The debacle began after onetime model Caterina Andorfer Lopez flew to New York City from her Arizona home last summer so that Princeton -- her 5-year-old son with Jamie "JJ'' Hamblett, of the British boy band Union J -- could go under the knife at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for Chiari malformation, according to the mom's notice of claim, a precursor to a lawsuit. The condition was leaving Princeton with vomiting, fatigue and headaches so strong he would wake up in the middle of the night, the boy's mother and court papers claim. But before Princeton could get his third and final operation for the condition, Hamblett called the hospital, claiming that Lopez had made up their son's sickness because of her own mental illness, the mom, 32, told The Post. The hospital in turn brought Hamblett's claims to the Administration for Children's Services, which launched an investigation that saw Princeton placed with an aunt and grandmother for several more months before the mom regained custody, she said. During that time, Princeton "was not able to have a normal life . . . He spent most of his days in bed, and it was very traumatizing on him as well because this is not our home," Lopez said. After a five-month legal battle against the ACS in Family Court, Princeton was reunited with his mom last month and underwent his final surgery, she said. In her notice of claim, filed with the city comptroller's office March 27, Lopez and her lawyer, Daniel Robinson, assert that the ACS failed to conduct a thorough investigation. The agency didn't even speak with Princeton's doctor, who would have readily testified in Family Court that the boy's condition was real, Robinson charged. "Finally, [the doctor] came to court to testify that [Lopez] is not making up any of it," the lawyer said. "These are the child's symptoms and the child needs surgery." The ACS deferred comment to the city Law Department. "The top priority for ACS is ensuring the safety and well-being of New York City's children," said Law Department spokeswoman Kimberly Joyce. "We will review the lawsuit if and when it is filed and respond accordingly." Hamblett is not named in the filing. He did not respond to a request for comment at a phone number given to The Post by Robinson. (PageSix)

Roddy White was BLINDSIDED when he got the cuffs slapped on him during a traffic stop earlier this month ... telling cops he had no idea he was driving on a suspended license. "I never got anything in the mail or anything," the Falcons legend says as he's being arrested. It's all on police video obtained by TMZ Sports ... which shows the ex-Atlanta WR telling Gwinnett County police he straight-up had no clue he missed a court date earlier this year. You can see in the clip White is shocked to learn of the offense, saying, "Why is my driver's license suspended? Can you tell me why?" As we previously reported ... White was pulled over in Atlanta on April 12 after officers say he dangerously crossed double lines to enter the carpool lane on I-85. When cops ran Roddy's name in the system -- they found he had a warrant out for his arrest stemming from a court date from a November 2018 traffic violation that he blew off. White was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and processed. His car, an Audi A8L, was impounded. Roddy is one of the greatest Falcons of all-time, piling up 10,863 yards and 63 TDs in his 11 seasons. (TMZ)

Kim Foxx, Chicago's top prosecutor, has just been subpoenaed to appear at a court hearing regarding her handling of the Jussie Smollett "attack." The State's Attorney was hit with the subpoena by a retired appellate judge who is seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into how Kim dealt with the super controversial case, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times. The report says retired judge Sheila O'Brien, who filed the petition for a special prosecutor, also filed a "notice to appear" in an attempt to get Jussie to attend Thursday's court hearing. The retired judge reportedly requested Jussie and Foxx produce all original documents in the case to prove "that they have not been altered or destroyed." Foxx has been harshly criticized ever since her office dismissed all 16 counts against Jussie over the alleged "attack." The retired judge reportedly wrote that Foxx's handling of the case was "plagued with irregularity" and that "Foxx misled the public into believing that Smollett's case was handled like any other prosecution and without influence." Foxx has defended the decision to drop the charges against Jussie ... and has said she welcomes an independent investigation. (TMZ)

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