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This Is Us Star Chris Sullivan and Wife Rachel Expecting Their First Child Together. This Is Us star Chris Sullivan and wife Rachel Reichard are going to be parents! On Friday, the actor shared the amazing news he and his wife are expecting their very first child in a funny post to Instagram. "WE'RE HAVING OUR FIRST BABY! And we just found out the sex. Swipe through for the gender reveal," he captioned the sonogram. As followers swiped right, they found various photos of phallic items, for lack of better words. His post surely had some people in stitches, but his wife took a more emotional approach to the special announcement. "It's TRUE!!! You heard it from @sullivangrams we are having a BOY!! So excited!!" she shared on her personal account. She added they're already in the process of decorating their little one's nursery and picking out the names. But at the top of her to-do list is always a nap. She joked, "naps are my go-to self -are bc I'm just so [zzz's emoji.]" As tired as the mommy-to-be is, no feeling can outweigh the pure joy she feels. "So much to do and yet so much not to do, just enjoying the moment...life is good!" the actress shared. Their son will join a large family comprised of both blood relatives and the numerous stars from This Is Us. There's no doubt he will also be adored by the This Is Us cast, who are already sharing their congratulations. Susan Kelechi Watson commented with a bunch of heart emojis on the announcement, while Eris Baker said, "Congratulations!!!! This is sooooo exciting!!" Congratulations, Chris and Rachel! (Eonline)

Party of seven! Kimora Lee Simmons and Tim Leissner added to their brood with the adoption of their 10-year-old son, Gary, Us Weekly exclusively confirms. "He joins the family as Kimora's two daughters have gone off to college," the fashion designer's rep tells Us. "Ming Lee Simmons is a sophomore at NYU, and the next youngest (daughter Aoki Lee Simmons) is a freshman at Harvard. Both have started their college careers and join Kimora as the faces and creative vision behind their newly relaunched family business, Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons. Kimora now has all boys at home. Gary joins sons Kenzo Lee Hounsou and Wolfe Lee Leissner." The couple, who wed in 2014, previously welcomed their 4-year-old son, Wolfe, in 2015. The fashion designer is also mom of son Kenzo, 10, with her ex Djimon Hounsou, and daughters Aoki, 17, and Ming, 20, with her ex-husband, Russell Simmons. The former Baby Phat CEO's children inspired her to go back to school, and she graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut in June 2018 -- the same year that the Missouri native's eldest got her high school diploma. "I did this for myself and I did it for my kids," the Fabulosity: What It Is & How to Get It author told Us exclusively at the time. "I believe in continued education and I think there are a lot of different ways you can go about it ... I think it taking 20 years and having four kids made it even more fulfilling to me. Even though finishing up my classes was grueling at times, it makes me feel so good to have done it." The Kimora: House of Fab alum went on to say that Ming and Aoki were the biggest help to her during this time. "My daughters would ... format my papers," the Tony winner explained to Us. "They helped me with the formatting and laying it out. I've had pure breakdowns on my Instagram Lives. They've helped me overcome that, and as a parent, I'm there to encourage them, to help push them and being there for when they stumble. I want that to be the message that in the last few months, I've dealt with school bullies, long nights, writing papers and everything else in our lives. I was doing this for me though. I was doing it for myself and it feels good." (US Weekly)

Billie Eilish Shares History With Depression and Suicidal Thoughts. Billie Eilish has been open with her fans in the past about her mental health struggles. The 18-year-old star has turned to her lyrics in the past as a way of expressing those struggles, but she commented on her mental health and past thoughts of suicide in an interview with Gayle King. As part of The Gayle King Grammy Special that aired Thursday night, Eilish spent a day with the host to give her an inside look into her daily life. In their sit-down interview, the "Bad Guy" singer shared that she used to self-harm and believed she wouldn't live to see her 17th birthday. "I didn't ever think I would be happy again, ever," she said. King noted in the special that the pressure and isolation that came with her newfound fame contributed to her falling into a clinical depression. As Eilish shared, "I don't want to be too dark, but I genuinely didn't think I would make it to 17." "You didn't think you'd make it to 17?" King responded. "But did you think that you would do something to yourself?" As the star responded, "Yeah." The "Bury A Friend" singer then shared the story of a time in Berlin when she struggled with thoughts of suicide. "I remember there was a window right there," she said of her empty hotel room. "And I, God. I remember crying because I was thinking about how the way that I was gonna die was I was gonna do it." The Grammy nominee's song lyrics have hinted at her mental health struggles. In the song "Bury A Friend," she sings the line, "I wanna end me." King asked the artist if that line was intended to be about herself. "It was," she shared. "It also rhymed." She explained that the serious lyrics came from a deeply unhappy time of her life. "I was so unhappy last year," Eilish said. "I was so unhappy, and I was so joyless." Now, the musician appears to be in a better place and uses her platform to connect with fans who have also self-harmed and struggle with thoughts of suicide. Speaking of meeting with those fans, Eilish told King, "I just grab them by the shoulders and I'm like, 'Please take care of yourself and be good to yourself and be nice to yourself. Don't take that extra step and hurt yourself further and then you can't take it back.'" Eilish will be performing at the 2020 Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 26, where she is nominated for six awards. The broadcast starts at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. (Eonline)

Criss' Angel's Son Johnny, 5, Comes Home From Hospital After Chemotherapy: 'Anything Is Possible'. Something to celebrate! Criss Angel's 5-year-old son, Jonny, came home from the hospital after chemotherapy. "With #God anything is possible!" the magician, 52, captioned a Thursday, January 23, Instagram video of himself kissing Johnny and his 12-month-old brother, Xristos. "Johnny Crisstopher did over 6 liters of chemo in 36 hours and was expected to be in the hospital until Friday. In the middle of the night, he was very upset and said, 'I don't want to be here. I want to go home.' We prayed with tears rolling down my eyes but a calm came over me and I knew it was going to be alright. ... I spoke to his doctor and I asked, 'Is it possible we could be released at night?' He said, 'Definitely not' and that the very earliest would be the following night (Thursday) or the next (Friday) and that some kids have to stay an additional 3 to 4 days to flush the chemo out." The Mindfreak author went on to write, "Well, last night our prayers were answered to the astonishment of his doctor and staff. Johnny's blood [levels] miraculously went down and last night we slept at home in our beds. Yes, I'm a magician. Yes, many magicians are skeptics but I'm NOT and I'm telling you 100% God is real and with God anything is possible." The illusionist's wife, Shaunyl Benson, shared the "happy" news with a social media upload of her own. "We are all home and just enjoying being back in our own beds," the actress, 28, captioned a slideshow of photos of her sons in the hospital. "One day at a time and today is wonderful." Johnny was initially diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2015 when he was 2 years old. While the little one went into remission, Angel announced in December that his eldest had relapsed. The following month, Johnny decided to get his hair shaved. "We must embrace what we can't control with courage, strength and forever love," the New York native wrote alongside before and after videos of his son. (UsMagazine)

Derek Hough Defends Julianne Hugh's "Crazy" Energy Healing Video. Derek Hough is speaking out in defense of his sister, Julianne Hough, regarding her headline-making viral video. Over the last few days, footage of the former Dancing With the Stars pro has been making the rounds on social media, showing her participating in an energy healing demonstration with Dr. John Amaral. In the video, taken this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Julianne could be heard letting out what sounded like an orgasmic scream as the doctor's hand hovered over her body. At the same time, Julianne's body reacted to the doctor's floating hand by moving up and down. During the demonstration, which was broadcast on Facebook, Julianne, 31, explained, "I feel so much more liberated on the inside that I can speak my truth clearly, stand in my power and not feel overtaken by emotion, my mind and I feel free inside myself to just be." Julianne, the CEO of health and wellness movement Kinrgy, added, "Our body is our vessel to hold our energy and that is the most prominent thing that we can take care of." After the demonstration appeared online, a clip of Julianne's reaction was posted on social media with the caption, "Gonna tell my kids this is 'The Exorcist.'" In the comments of the post, Julianne's brother Derek wrote, "This stuff looks whacky and crazy but diving into it with the understanding of pure energy is a pretty wild experience. Maybe ahead of its time but worth an open mind." And, even though commenters have been divided over the video, Julianne is having the last laugh. In response to the caption about The Exorcist, Julianne commented, "I thought the same thing when I first saw it too!" The "Transform" singer, who really has been going through a transitional period in her life, also added a laughing emoji. (Eonline)

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Settle Custody Battle Amid Social Media Drama. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have come to a custody agreement. According to The Blast, who reported the news first on Saturday morning, the former couple have settled on a custody agreement. The outlet reports the two will have a 50/50 custody over their 6-year-old daughter, Everly. Additionally, they both have agreed to not exploit their daughter for any kind of social media advertisements, which also includes sponsorships and/or campaigns. If either of them decide to take an ad deal on behalf of their daughter, they will need the other party's consent to do so. The publication also revealed that Channing and Jenna have agreed to work with a counselor in order to come up with a schedule for the holidays so they can split their custody evenly. A source confirmed to E! News that The Blast's reporting was accurate. E! News has also reached out to both actor's teams for comment and haven't heard back. The news of Channing and Jenna's custody agreement comes only a day after having social media drama. The Magic Mike alum shared an Instagram photo of him and Jessie Jon Friday night, which came a few day after we reported they had gotten back together after a brief breakup. Harmless right? Apparently, one commenter wasn't a fan of their rekindled romance. "Jenna looks better with you," the internet troll replied to the actor's post. While Channing rarely engages with haters online, he couldn't hold in his thoughts. "Ain't nobody more stunning and beautiful to look at but even more as a human than Jess," he expressed. "And yeah that includes my ex." He later clarified Jenna was "beautiful and amazing in her own right." It didn't take long for things to escalate, though. Hours later, Jenna's boyfriend and the father of her second child, Steve Kazee, took to Instagram Stories to defend her online. The Shameless alum posted a gif meme of Will Ferrell saying, "Watch your mouth." Kazee captioned the image, "That reckless talk bruh..." It appears things are starting to cool down between the former ex's online. (Eonline)

Three weeks into 2020, and for Tom Sizemore it's looking a lot like 2019 -- he's been arrested for DUI, and it could impact one of his many prior cases. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the troubled actor was busted Thursday morning around 2:30 AM in Glendale, CA after cops pulled him over a traffic violation. We're told Tom showed signs of being under the influence and after searching him, cops say they found narcotics on him. He was booked for DUI as well as possession of a controlled substance. This is nothing new with Tom. He was busted for drugs almost exactly a year ago in Burbank, CA, but caught a HUGE break in that case. As part of his plea deal, Tom avoided jail but he needed to keep his nose clean for a year. If a judge finds he violated the terms of the deal, Tom could go straight to jail. You'll might recall, the "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan" actor was also arrested for domestic violence in 2016 ... and there were a handful of other charges prior to that, too. While he's avoided any long stretch behind bars, Tom's luck might be running out. (TMZ)

John Karlen, TV Star of Dark Shadows, Cagney & Lacey, Dies at 86. John Karlen won an Emmy in 1986 for his role as Harvey Lacey in the Cagney & Lacey series. Longtime television actor John Karlen, recognizable from his work on shows like Dark Shadows and Cagney & Lacey, has died at age 86, multiple outlets report. On Wednesday, Karlen died of congestive heart failure while under hospice care in Burbank, Calif., his spokesperson, Jim Pierson, told the Associated Press. Karlen, born John Adam Karlewicz, made a name for himself as a character actor with roles that cultivated a devoted fan base, including starring as Willie Loomis on the gothic series Dark Shadows, which ran from 1966 to 1971. The show was adapted into a Tim Burton directed movie in 2012 starring Johnny Depp, with actor Jackie Earle Haley playing Karlen's famous role. As part of another celebrated series -- cop drama Cagney & Lacey that premiered in 1981 -- Karlen won an Emmy Award for playing the role of Harvey Lacey. He also received two other outstanding supporting actor nominations for the Cagney & Lacey character. In a 1987 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Karlen shared his excitement for winning the accolade, as well as his secret to enduring the entertainment business. "I'm a good team player," he said at the time. "Look where it's gotten me. The role of Harvey has brought me recognition and stability. I'm an entity now. The Emmy told people who I am. I can go up for parts I wouldn't have been considered for before. Life, I think, will be good." Karlen also made appearances on shows like Mad About You, Charlie's Angels and Murder, She Wrote. "I'm not a worrier," he said. "I think that's helped me survive in this business. I know to enjoy the day. I learned that from my mother. She had incredible moment-to-moment enjoyment and appreciation of life." He added, "Don't worry about tomorrow. I've got no complaints." In 1991, Karlen spoke to PEOPLE about some of the impactful fan interactions he encountered throughout his career. "Once a blind lady at the race track recognized my voice: 'That's Willie!' she said," he recalled. "I found that bizarre. I still get more recognition from fans of Dark Shadows than from Cagney & Lacey." Reacting to news of Karlen's passing, several of his costars shared fond memories of working with the actor, who is survived by a son named Adam, according to Variety. Kathryn Leigh Scott, who starred with Karlen in Dark Shadows, wrote on her blog that the actor was "a life force." "Memories, memories... this morning I'm awash in memories of darling John Karlen, who left us yesterday," the actress wrote. "I'm told he passed peacefully, for which I'm grateful, but hardly seems in character for our Johnny. He was such a life force, God bless him! Farewell, my friend. Loved you." Another Dark Shadows castmate, David Selby, echoed Scott's sentiments. "Johnny was a force of nature, full of joy and love of life," Selby wrote on his website. "His smile lit up the hearts of all his fellow actors on Dark Shadows." He added: "We have all held onto our love and friendship with each other through the years, and we will continue to hold onto each other as we will always be embraced with Johnny's smile, his sense of fun, his hugs and his love." (People)

Marsha Kramer, 'Modern Family' Actress, Dies at 74. "I'll always remember her soaring aloft as Wendy to Sandy Duncan's Peter Pan," 'Modern Family' casting director Jeff Greenberg wrote on Twitter. Marsha Kramer, who most recently played the assistant of Ed O'Neill's Jay Pritchett on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, has died. She was 74. Modern Family casting director Jeff Greenberg took to social media to pay tribute to the actress, who died Friday. The cause of death is unknown. "So sad to hear that my longtime friend, Marsha Kramer passed away yesterday at the age of 74. She was so delightful in the 14 eps she shot as Margaret on Modern Family over the last 7 yrs, but I'll always remember her soaring aloft as Wendy to Sandy Duncan's Peter Pan," Greenberg wrote on Twitter. She appeared on the episode that aired Wednesday; in that one, her character comes out of retirement to work very briefly for Jay's daughter Alex (Ariel Winter). Kramer, a Chicago native, also appeared in the films Jumper (2008), Red Riding Hood (2011) and The Great Gatsby (2013). Her theater credits included The Night of the Iguana, All My Sons and a performance on Broadway as Wendy in the 1979 Peter Pan musical opposite Sandy Duncan as the title character. (Hollywood Reporter)

Pioneering heavy metal drummer Sean Reinert has died ... TMZ has confirmed. Blabbermouth first reported the news that the musician was found unresponsive Friday in his Southern California home. No other details about his death have been released. The guy is credited for helping pave the way for the niche rock genre, as he was a founding member of the '90s band Cynic as well as a brief member of Death. He played drums on their revolutionary record, "Human," in 1991 ... a major factor in defining modern metal. "Human" has been ranked as one of the most influential guitar albums of all time. It has sold hundreds of thousands of units since its original release date. Some of Sean's other acclaimed works -- besides his contributions on "Human," of course -- include his part in the awe-inspiring Cynic album, "Focus," which got released in 1993. The band broke up for a while after that but got back together in the 2000s for more music. In the late '90s, Sean and other members of Death formed a new alternative band called AEon Spoke, which put out two albums. He eventually left his longtime band, Cynic, in 2015. The official Death Facebook page commented on Sean's passing, writing ... "RIP to an absolute monster and genius on the drums. I'm speechless and have no details." Sean is reported to have been just 48. RIP. UPDATE: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Sean was found by a family member at his San Bernardino home around 8:45 PM on Friday night. He was transported to a hospital, but after life saving measures proved ineffective ... he was pronounced dead upon arriving. We're also told no foul play is suspected at this time. However, an official cause of death is pending an autopsy, which hasn't been conducted yet. (TMZ)

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