'Dancing With the Stars' pro Cheryl Burke reveals the traumatic 'grooming experience' she endured as a child
On the Nov. 2 edition of "Red Table Talk," professional dancer Cheryl Burke admitted that her idea of love has been heavily impacted by past traumas, which included her father's infidelity and the "grooming experience" she endured as a child. The "Dancing With the Stars" pro revealed that her "first memory as a kid was seeing [her] father with another woman," though after her parents' split, her mother later married her stepfather, whom she's described as "an amazing guy." At 5-years-old, Cheryl candidly revealed that she was molested by a family friend, a retired mailman in his late 60s, who babysat her. "It was more of a grooming experience," she told Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris and a psychologist, revealing that the "sexual acts" that took place "wasn't intercourse." Cheryl explained, "He was grooming me…And he was my definition of love. This is what love equaled, right? Seeing my father's infidelity, being abused by this old, retired mailman — I didn't really know what a healthy relationship is or was. There wasn't a stable father figure in my life." After years of sexual abuse, Cheryl's parents found out and she "actually testified against [the babysitter] at 9 [years old.]" The man was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Tom Brady's attempt to salvage marriage was 'too little, too late'
Prior to finalizing their divorce on Oct. 28, a source close to Tom Brady revealed that the football star was prepared to do "whatever it took to make things work" with wife Gisele Bündchen, according to People. While the divorce was "never Tom's idea" and he was "willing to do to therapy, marriage, counseling," Gisele reportedly felt like "she gave him a lot of opportunities to fix things, and he didn't." As per the source, the Brazilian supermodel felt that "it was too little, too late." Tom and Gisele were married for 13 years; Gisele filed a divorce petition in Florida which Tom did not contest. As per multiple reports, Gisele felt as though she was left to parent their three children on her own, while Tom was "busy following his passion." The 45-year-old superstar quarterback currently play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Christina Applegate gained 40 pounds and 'can't walk without a cane' amid battle with MS
In an interview published by the New York Times on Oct. 31, Christina Applegate revealed that she's gained 40 pounds and is unable to "walk without a cane" since her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. "I wish I had paid attention," she explained. "But who was I to know?" Following news of her MS diagnosis in the summer of 2021, filming for the third and final season of "Dead Like Me" — on which she stars with Linda Cardellini — had to be halted for five months as she began treatment. "This is the first time anyone's going to see me the way I am," she said of the show's season three debut later this month. "I put on 40 pounds; I can't walk without a cane. I want people to know that I am very aware of all of that."
Lisa Rinna slams social media users for calling photo of Harry Hamlin and daughter Delilah 'creepy'
In September 2022, Harry Hamlin and his daughter, 24-year-old model Delilah Belle Hamlin with actress-wife Lisa Rinna, made headlines for a photo of them taken during New York Fashion Week that shows Harry pressing his face against Delilah's (pictured). After social media users dubbed the image "provocative" and "creepy," Lisa condemned the "shameful" commentary. "He is a proud father who was just about to whisper in her ear how proud he is of her," a source told Page Six, revealing that the photographer of the image, Manny Carabel, is "absolutely horrified and so distraught" over the reactions it garnered. "As Delilah has a history in modeling, she immediately began to strike a pose, if you will, while Harry innocently posed next to her in [a position] he thought would compliment her best, as any father would, Manny told the outlet. "In no way were any of [Harry's] movements or demeanor flirtatious, inappropriate or anything derailed from being a loving father."
Takeoff of Migos was killed by a 'stray bullet'
Following the fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff, also known as Kirshnik Khari Ball, during the early hours of Nov. 1, the group's record label issued a statement. "It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff," began the statement. "Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated." Takeoff was shot and killed during an altercation at a bowling alley in downtown Houston, Texas. He was 28. With him that evening, was fellow Migos member Quavo, who is also his uncle.
'American Idol' alums Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner welcome second child
On Oct. 27, former "American Idol" contestants Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner — who met and fell in love during season 16 of the reality singing competition — welcomed their second child, son Augustine. They married in 2019 and welcomed their first child, daughter Baylah, in 2021.