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LeAnn Rimes shared an "awkward" photo with her husband and his ex-wife, and their kids on Easter Sunday, April 21. "Happy Easter LovEs! Our awkward family Easter photo/Christmas card?! Lol," she captioned the photo that showed the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wearing sunglasses as she stood behind the couple with her eldest son, Mason, 15. "Today has been a wonderful day. Many blessings to your family from all of us!" And knowing that people would comment on the fact that the once sworn enemies were spending the holiday together, the 36-year-old added the hashtag #ifyoudonthavesomethingnicetosaypleasemoveon. The singer also explained that she used the word "awkward" to describe "the way we are standing, not that we are all together. Not awkward at all." Glanville, 46, also shared a photo from their day together, posting a pic of her youngest son, Jake, 12, and his dad, 45, on Instagram and writing, "Happy Easter hanging with the fam in the Bu, I can't believe how much Jake looks like his dad!!!" The happy get-together came less than a week after the Bravo personality broke down in tears in an emotional social media video after she was spotted leaving Mr Chow restaurant in Hollywood looking less than sober. "For those of you that want to judge me, you can, all you want, but I'm telling you I'm embarrassed," she said. "Sometimes, you know, you see your friends with their perfect husbands, and they get to have their kids full-time, and, you know, I don't have that." Sobbing, she added, "There is a worry that I'm gonna grow old alone. And I know I embarrass my kids. I'm not perfect. That's all I gotta say." Glanville and Cibrian split in 2010 after almost 10 years of marriage when the actor fell in love with Rimes on the set of the 2009 made-for-TV movie Northern Lights. She and the country singer were subsequently locked in a bitter feud, with the Drinking & Dating author resenting the new woman in her sons' lives. After several years of tension, Glanville tweeted in April 2018 that they had called a truce. She explained that the three of them "sat and talked for hours hashed everything out and the feud with @leannrimes Eddie and I is over! They will not be getting rid of me on any holidays." Danny Amendola set the record straight Saturday following his explosive rant about ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo that has since been deleted. "What I meant to say yesterday was that the media and general public have no idea what goes on behind closed doors," Amendola, 33, penned on Instagram, alongside a photo of a lion. "I don't participate in fake intangibles that consume the public eye. I'm a private, single guy and if everyone's happy -- I'm happy," he continued. Amendola, who split from Culpo, 26, last fall, appeared to blast the model online Friday, writing, "Olivia chooses and wants to be noticed on the internet and in Hollywood to make money." He also seemed to take a shot at Zedd, whom Culpo was previously spotted with at Coachella earlier this month, TMZ reported. The Detroit Lions receiver later noted, "It's not fun seeing your name attached to a click-bait headline story that is completely fabricated bullshit.. so when I saw this love triangle gossip I tried to clear the air." Amendola then stated he would "take blame for the miscommunication! Good vibes only from me! ALL LOVE always." After wrapping up his initial post, Amendola dropped another message, captioning a selfie, "Fake people have an image to maintain. The real ones just don't care." Amendola's former teammate, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, replied with some advice (via Barstool Sports), "Get off Instagram please ... thanks." (Page Six)
If Colin Kaepernick is trying to get that Hollywood money ... Meagan Good says she's ALL IN -- telling TMZ Sports, "I'll do a movie with him!!" Of course, Kaepernick's having trouble finding work these days ... even after he settled his lawsuit with the NFL -- league owners still don't seem to want to give him a shot at playing QB. Enter the "Shazam!" actress ... who tells us she would LOVE to see Kaepernick take up acting if he decides to officially hang up his football cleats. "I just think Kaepernick is amazing and pray for him to continue to just have the platform that he has whatever way that he has, and if he wants to act, dude, he can do it!" Unclear what their roles would be in a future flick ... but we know Kap has SOME level of comfortability behind the camera -- 'memba his famous Nike commercial?? Sdoooo, as Good says . . . "Sup Kaepernick?!" (TMZ)
The men who allegedly "attacked" Jussie Smollett at his behest are feeling the pain in the aftermath of the whole debacle ... because their acting careers have taken a major blow. Sources close to the Osundairo brothers -- Abel and Ola -- tell TMZ ... the 2 have come up empty trying to land an agent in the past several weeks. We're told they've reached out to about 10 of the top agencies in Chicago and none have been interested in signing them. This especially hurts right now because it's pilot season in the TV biz, and actors like the bros can't even get auditions without an agent. What's worse is Abel actually HAD signed with the Gray Talent Group about a month before his involvement in the Jussie drama became known, and got dropped shortly afterward. The reason he was given, according to our sources, was generic and didn't mention the Smollett case ... but it was obvious. We're told the agency told Abel it couldn't provide him the opportunities he desired, adding ... "parting ways with talented actors like yourself is a difficult decision and not a direct reflection on your character or your abilities." Unfortunately for the Osundairos . . . their fitness biz has tapered off as well. Our sources say while it seemed to be booming about a month ago, many of their potential clients turned out to be feigning interest in getting in shape and were really looking to get details on Jussie's case. The good news -- at least for Abel -- is his boxing career is on the rise. He followed up his win in the semifinals of the prestigious Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament last month by winning the whole damn amateur competition last Friday ... in the first round. So, congrats on that at least. (TMZ)
That's a big "if." In a Sunday op-ed titled "What If Jussie Is Telling The Truth?" embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's eldest brother doubled down on defending the accused hoaxster -- while claiming Jussie is suffering from "night terrors" following the race-hate attack he allegedly staged. "Jussie is as strong as iron, but following an attack like this, there is a normal and natural amount of post trauma that mostly anyone should expect to suffer," brother Jojo Smollett, 41, wrote in the piece published by BET. "I have literally seen him violently awakening from night terrors, following the assault. Some of my siblings, as well as Jussie's partner and closest friends have seen similar things." Jussie, who is black and gay, claims a pair of bigots spewed racial and homophobic vitriol while dousing him with bleach and roping a noose around his neck in Chicago on Jan. 29. But the actor's tale fell apart when the Chicago police determined he paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack in order to drum up sympathy and a fatter paycheck for himself -- something Jussie's brother continues to deny. "To suggest that he staged his own attack to boost a sagging career is ludicrous," Jojo wrote, bragging of his 36-year-old brother's "advancing career" and "business savvy mind. "He wouldn't need to roll around on the icy ground of a Chicago street, staging an attack on himself to make this happen." Jussie and Jojo both claim the payment was for personal training. Jussie was hit with felony disorderly conduct charges for allegedly faking the attack, but prosecutors abruptly dropped the charges in February, resulting in a national outcry. Still, the brother insisted that the actor had been convicted in the court of public opinion, despite the "weak" case being dropped. "To define this experience as unjust would be an understatement," Jojo wrote, later adding that he is "definitely not asking you to feel sorry for my brother." He concluded: "I am simply hoping there are some conscious-minded people out there who, instead of carelessly victim blaming and shaming, want to loudly ask the simple question: 'What if Jussie is telling the truth?'" While the charges were dropped, the city of Chicago has filed a civil complaint against Smollett for his refusal to reimburse $130,000 in overtime payments to police officers who investigated the case. (Page Six)