Opening up about the incident
Jeremy Renner nearly lost his life in his now-infamous snowplow accident, but he has no regrets. In fact, even after more than 30 broken bones and intense physical therapy and rehab, he'd do it all over again. Jeremy was crushed by a 14,000-pound snowplow while helping out his nephew, who was stuck in the Lake Tahoe, Nevada, snow on New Year's Day. The snowplow, however, ran over the "Avengers" actor during the process. There's belief that the snowplow malfunctioned. "I'd do it again. 'Cause [the snowplow] was going right at my nephew," he told Diane Sawyer in an upcoming interview with ABC. Asked if he remembers the pain, he said, "Oh, all of it. I was awake through every moment." He later added, "I've lost a lot of flesh and bone in this experience, but I've been refueled and refilled with love and titanium." Jeremy did say he sees himself a little differently these days. "I see a lucky man," he smiled. The interview airs April 6.
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Lending a helping hand
As a gunman opened fire at a Nashville school this week, Melissa Joan Hart and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, sprung into action. On Monday, the "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" alum and her husband were headed to "conferences" at their children's school, which is located next to The Covenant School. Soon, they saw children fleeing from the deadly school shooting. "We helped a class of kindergartners across a busy highway," an emotional Melissa said in an Instagram video, posted on Tuesday, March 28. "They were climbing out of the woods. They were trying to escape the shooter situation at their school. So we helped these tiny little kids cross the road and get their teachers over there." She continued, "We helped a mom reunite with her children and I just … I don't know what to say anymore. Enough is enough. Just pray, pray for the families." In her Instagram caption, the actress wrote, "Prayers today, Action tomorrow. This was too raw to post yesterday but wanted you to hear this story." Unfortunately, this isn't Melissa's first close encounter with a school shooting. She and her family lived in Connecticut near Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 when a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 elementary school students.
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With storylines pertaining to gay marriage, surrogacy, polyamorous parents and untraditional families, "Friends" was ahead of its time. But, it hasn't aged well for a generation of people. While promoting "Murder Mystery 2," Jennifer Aniston spoke of the changing comedy landscape. "There's a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of 'Friends' and find them offensive," she said. "There were things that were never intentional and others… well, we should have thought it through — but I don't think there was a sensitivity like there is now." This growing sensitivity might be why Hollywood puts out fewer comedies every year. "Everybody needs funny! The world needs humor! We can't take ourselves too seriously. Especially in the United States. Everyone is far too divided," she said.
Despite starting on "All My Children" five years before Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa was playing catch up with her eventual husband. While speaking to Variety for its Power Of Women issue, the "Live!" host recalled Mark making more money than her on the soap opera. "[Mark] was paid far more than I was paid [on 'AMC']. Always. And he started years after I started. It wasn't until I got what we call my 'fancy job' [on Live!] that I started actually earning more money than him," she said. The pay disparity was fairly gross, particularly given that Kelly started on the soap in 1990. Mark joined in 1995 with virtually no acting credits of note. "I was used to that pay inequity because that was my life for 15 years — 11 years on 'All My Children,' and then during the Regis [Philbin] years [of Live!], certainly," she said, adding that she understands why Regis cashed a larger check. "I would expect a man who was at the helm of the show for many years before me to earn a substantial amount more than me." It's believed that Kelly now makes about $20 million a year as host of the daytime talk show, which will soon welcome Mark as a permanent co-host. "[T]here has been this weaponization of my salary, as though I somehow should not ask for the money that the men routinely earn. And I've earned it the hard way," she said. "I don't think they wanted to pay me. I think they had to pay me. I was trying to walk out the door and close it behind me [and they] figured out rapidly that they had screwed up in a major way, and it was not a good look. I think that was really the impetus behind paying me fairly. They had no choice." Make that money, girl!
Reality TV future again?
Lisa Rinna is done with "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but she might not be finished with reality TV. In fact, there are growing rumors that Lisa and her family will be getting a family-based reality show, ala the Kardashians or Zolciak-Biermann's. "Never say never," Lisa teased in the cover story for CR Fashion Book Issue 22. If a new show comes to fruition, Lisa is ready to air it all out. "Drama is what the shows are about! If you don't talk about the elephant in the room, then what are we talking about, my yoga class? What I had for breakfast? No one wants to watch that," she said. Still, the former soap opera star admitted that it was difficult leaving the Bravo show. "It was hard because it's a job and it's hard for me to leave a good paycheck, but I just really knew in my gut that it was time to move on," she said.
History of a scandoval
Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss were caught in a compromising position long before their undercover romance was outed, according to a "Vanderpump Rules" cast member. While on Jeff Lewis' Sirius XM show on Tuesday, March 28, Lala Kent said recalled someone being a party and "opening the doors and seeing Sandoval and Raquel under covers together." At the time, the person thought, "This is weird but they're just best friends," Lala said while not disclosing who that person was. The alleged incident occurred when "Vanderpump" cameras weren't rolling. Lala told Jeff she's long been suspicious of Tom and Raquel but never mentioned anything to Ariana Madix, Tom's then longtime girlfriend, because they hadn't been "super close for a while" and she also didn't have any proof.