OCTOBER 23, 2019

MAREN MORRIS and RYAN HURD are starting a family. She posted a photo of them as she displays her baby bump.  She captioned it, “The irony is just too rich that after a year of living in the ‘Girl’ headspace, the universe would give us a baby boy to even things out.  See you in 2020, little one.” His Instagram photo also features them and the baby bump, and him bragging.  “My boys can swim.  Baby boy Hurd 2020.  Look at her, cannot believe this life with this girl.”  They’re due in March.  She’s 29, he’s 32.

 

KANE BROWN and his wife Katelyn have finished decorating the nursery for their daughter Kingsley, who will be here soon. He posted a video of the room and said it put a smile on his face after some “super rough days.”  That’s a reference to his drummer Kenny Dixon, who died recently in a car crash.

 

LUKE COMBS posted a TikTok video on his Instagram of an entire Waffle House in Kentucky singing “Beer Never Broke My Heart” at 4 am.

 

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announced a partnership with Tiller & Hatch Supply Co., a frozen food brand. Rodriguez said, “This is an option we wish had been available to our families growing up.  We are committed, like Tiller & Hatch, to doing good.”  The meals consist of family-sized entrees designed to be prepared in pressure cookers and will be available in Walmart stores or via a subscription service.

 

ARIANA GRANDE tops a list of the most popular celebrity Halloween costumes. BEYONCÉ is second, followed by CARDI B.

 

OPRAH WINFREY joked about a student’s cracked phone while visiting Morehouse College. Then she sent him a brand new iPhone 11 with a personal note.  It said, “We can’t have you out here viewing the world through a cracked screen or a cracked cover.”

 

Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, and Nancy McKeon from “The Facts of Life” are starring in a Lifetime holiday movie called “You Light Up My Christmas”. Unfortunately, they’re NOT playing their “Facts of Life” characters

 

The LIL NAS X “classic”, “Old Town Road” just reached Diamond status, meaning it has sold at least 10 MILLION copies. It’s the fastest song in history to do so.  It was released this past December, so that’s about 11 months. Earlier this year, “Old Town Road” spent 19 weeks at #1 on the Hot 100, which was also a record.

 

More than a thousand items formerly owned by ELIZABETH TAYLOR are hitting the auction block.

Vevo is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. They partnered up with Taste of Country to reveal their 10 most-viewed country music videos from the beginning of their existence. Here’s the list:

  1. “Tennessee Whiskey”, Chris Stapleton, 308 million. Released: April 23, 2015
  2. “Heaven”, Kane Brown, 278 million. Released: Oct. 6, 2017
  3. “In Case You Didn’t Know”, Brett Young, 244 million. Released: Jan. 12, 2017
  4. “You Belong With Me”, Taylor Swift, 232 million. Released: June 16, 2009
  5. “H.O.L.Y.”, Florida Georgia Line, 228 million. Released: April 28, 2016
  6. “Blue Ain’t Your Color”, Keith Urban, 204 million. Released: Sept. 15, 2016
  7. “What Ifs”, Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina, 202 million. Released: May 14, 2017
  8. “Body Like a Back Road”, Sam Hunt, 189 million. Released: Feb. 2, 2017
  9. “Wagon Wheel”, Darius Rucker, 167 million. Released: March 21, 2013
  10. “Hurricane”, Luke Combs, 161 million. Released: Oct. 31, 2016

 

Lori Loughlin is among 11 parents who on Tuesday were hit with more charges in the national college admissions scandal. Her husband, fashion designer husband was also charged with the new count. The 11 allegedly “conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California to facilitate their children’s admission. In exchange for the bribes, employees of the university allegedly designated the defendants’ children as athletic recruits – with little or no regard for their athletic abilities – or as members of other favored admissions categories.” There were additional charges for those among the 11, but Loughlin and her husband were only charged with the program conspiracy count. The Hollywood couple was previously indicted on charges of money laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit mail fraud; accused of paying $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to USC’s crew team – even though the two never participated in the sport – thereby guaranteeing their admission into the school. The two have maintained their innocence and are awaiting trial.

 

John Clarke, the Days of Our Lives actor who portrayed lawyer Mickey Horton on the NBC soap opera for nearly four decades, right from the very beginning, has died. He was 88.

 

Game 2 of “The World Series” at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Fox. The Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals.

“Harry & Meghan: An African Journey” at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

 

Jimmy Wayne is 47.   Nancy Grace is 60. Dwight Yoakam is 63. Pelé is 79. Chi-Chi Rodriguez is 84.

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