A "horrible tragedy" within Katharine McPhee and David Foster's family forced her to cancel two shows in Asia. "Dearest Jakarta fans, it's with heavy heart I announce I have to miss our final two shows of our Asia run," she wrote on Instagram on Friday, Aug. 11. "David and I have had a horrible tragedy in our family and at least one of us need to get back home to our family." The couple has been performing together in Asia. "Please know how sorry I am and how much I wish to return one day and perform for you all. Love Katharine." After several celebrity friends, including David's ex-wife Linda Thompson, commented with well wishes, Kat disabled the comments section of her Instagram. It seems that David will stay in Asia and perform as part of the "David Foster and Friends" tour. David, 73, and Kat, 39, married in 2019 and share a 2-year-old son, Rennie.
UPDATE: TMZ reported that the nanny who cares for the couple's son passed away. On Aug. 15, outlets including TMZ reported that the nanny, whom Katharine and David considered family, died on Aug. 11 in a freak accident: She was run over by an elderly woman in an SUV at a Los Angeles-area car dealership when the driver mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake pedal. DailyMail.com confirmed that Katharine flew back to Los Angeles the same day.
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"One Tree Hill" star Bethany Joy Lenz revealed that her cast mates tried to "rescue" her from the "cult" she was in for a decade. Last month, the actress spoke about her life in a cult for the first time, but she didn't specify what group she was a part of or what her beliefs were during that span. In a new chat with Variety, she said her cos-tars knew something was up and attempted to intervene: "It was the whisper behind the scenes, like, 'You know, she's in a cult,'" Bethany said. "For a while, they were all trying to save me and rescue me, which is lovely and so amazing to be cared about in that way. … But I was very stubborn. I was really committed to what I believed were the best choices I could make."
The cult made her distrust her co-stars and their intentions, but ultimately, "One Tree Hill" ended up "saving [her] life," she said. "I was there nine months out of the year in North Carolina. I had a lot of flying back and forth, a lot of people visiting and things like that, but my life was really built in North Carolina. And I think that spatial separation made a big difference when it was time for me to wake up," she explained.
Is Tori Spelling's living situation all part of an elaborate hoax? Questions are mounting about her nomad-like living situation, particularly after a new report claimed she had access to a $9 million mansion in Los Angeles. The "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum and her five children have been living in a mobile home at a L.A. campsite for several weeks. Prior to that, she lived in a budget motel. A source tells Page Six that "Million Dollar Listing" realtor Josh Flagg temporarily offered up his Bel-Air mansion after Tori discovered that her home was infested with mold. "She was in very happy spirits. [Josh] offered his home to her [temporarily] while he was traveling in Europe," a source said.
Tori, however, only "stayed for six days, and then went to the motel before he returned." Josh apparently told Tori she could stay for two weeks while he was away. Page Six's source also wondered if Tori's living crisis was somewhat manufactured. "She had a house manager, housekeeper and chef at her disposal, and then left [Josh's home]. No one heard from her. It feels like it's all a stunt," the source said.
Prior reports claimed Josh sends listings to Tori every day and has been trying to get her to look at houses. Her mega-wealthy mother, Candy Spelling, has also reportedly offered to buy her a house. "All they want to do is show her houses. They've pushed and pushed, and pushed. She's electing to do these crazy stupid stunts," the source said.
Breaking the mold
When Darius Rucker transitioned from pop star to country music singer in 2008, he was told that it would never work. "To be honest with you, I didn't think I would have much success. And when I started doing the radio stations and stuff, I had people say to me, to my face, 'My audience would never accept a Black country singer,'" he told ET Canada. "That's something that I was like, 'Okay, just play the record, let's see?' And then they did." His debut single went to No. 1.
"I wasn't worried about it cause I just want to make records, you know?" he said. "I mean, I wasn't sitting around going, 'Oh my God, you know, I'm going to be the Black guy in country.'" Now, the former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman is happy to be a part of the change within country music. "Here we are. And I love seeing Kane [Brown] and all those guys over there [who are having] all this great success," Darius said. "That's great to see and I'm proud that I was part of that."
Safe in Hawaii
Britney Spears' two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, moved to Hawaii just two weeks ago, but they are safe from the wildfires that have destroyed parts of Maui. "[They are] not personally [affected], but there's people in the area that are dying and having their homes destroyed, so it's very traumatic," their father Kevin Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told Page Six. "Obviously, right now, everyone is very sad about what's going on there with the fires and the casualties from the fires, but other than the trauma from that, they're very happy to be there."
The teens moved to one of Maui's neighboring islands with their father and his wife, Victoria Prince, after she got a job there. K-Fed's attorney added that aside from the devastating situation in Maui, the boys "love it" in Hawaii. "They had been there before they decided to make the move, but they're very happy there… They're living in paradise," he said.
Suggestive video reaction
Mauricio Umansky is giving Morgan Wade's steamy new music video two thumbs up. The video prominently features his estranged wife, Kyle Richards, as Morgan's love interest. "So good," Mauricio commented about the video for "Fall in Love With Me." He also added three fire emojis. In the video, Morgan and Kyle share a bath, feed each other fruit, work out together and the women come perilously close to kissing. The video is highly suggestive. Last month, Mauricio and Kyle announced their separation after 27 years of marriage. Almost instantly, there were suggestions that Kyle was dating Morgan. In teasing the release of the music video, Morgan said, "You see people being obsessed with us being friends and why we're friends. Internet's going to be popping off about this, I'm sure." Kyle added, "If they're gonna talk, you might as well give them something to talk about."