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’My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ stars Nia Vardalos, Ian Gomez call it quits, 25-year marriage comes to end

The love story and wedding that inspired the sleeper hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” has come to an end as the movie’s writer and star filed for divorce, ending a 25-year marriage, USA Today reported.

Nia Vardalos filed for divorce from Ian Gomez last week. She claimed irreconcilable differences.

They issued a joint statement that said that they had been separated for more than a year.

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“Our relationship became a friendship so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable,” the former couple said in the statement, Entertainment Tonight and other media outlets reported.

They are both asking for privacy.

Vardalos is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Ilaria, 11, People magazine reported. They adopted her in 2008, Entertainment Tonight reported. The couple had tried to conceive and had gone through 13 failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments and multiple unsuccessful surrogate tries and several miscarriages, People reported.

Actor James Woods implies his 'liberal' agent dropped him over politics

Actor James Woods has implied that his talent agent has dropped him as a client over politics.

In two tweets Wednesday, the conservative actor posted screenshots of his email correspondence with his agent Ken Kaplan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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“So this email from my agent (a political liberal) today...,” Woods tweeted. 

The tweet included a screenshot of an email that appears to be from Kaplan with the subject “Well...”

“It’s the 4th of July and I’m feeling patriotic,” Kaplan said in the email. “I don’t want to represent you anymore. I mean I can go on a rant but you know what I’d say.”

Woods tweeted his response to Kaplan, although it is not clear if he also replied directly to the email.

“My response: ‘Dear Ken, I don’t actually. I was thinking if you’re feeling patriotic, you would appreciate free speech and one’s right to think as an individual. Be that as it may, I want to thank you for all your hard work and devotion on my behalf. Be well.’”

Woods has been vocal about his conservative politics. In February, he said he was blacklisted from Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts the Golden Globes, when former HFPA president Philip Berk asked him if he would vote for Hillary Clinton if she ran for president. 

“During a press junket with HFPA, (Berk) asked if I would support Hillary Clinton if she ever ran for president,” Woods said in a tweet. “Never nominated again.”

Chance the Rapper engaged to longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley

Chance the Rapper is engaged.

People reported that the 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley at a backyard party in Chicago in front of friends and family Wednesday.

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Video posted by The Shade Room shows the proposal.

“Kirsten Katrina Corley, will you make me a man and be my wife?” Bennett asks Corley while down on one knee.

The couple’s 2-and-1/2-year-old daughter, Kensli, runs up to her parents before Corley puts the round-cut diamond sparkler on her own finger.

Bennett himself confirmed the news on Twitter, posting “she said yes” with a link emoji.

Bennett’s younger brother, Taylor, shared the news in his own Instagram post.

The couple had a few rough patches before getting to this point. In May 2016, the couple separated after Corley filed court documents that February declaring Bennett was Kensli’s father. According to the Chicago Tribune, she asked the court for her to be Kensli’s sole caretaker. She also requested child support.

By March 2016, Corley amended the petition to say that she and Bennett were living together and that he has helped care for and contribute money toward Kensli. In May 2016, Bennett asked the court to declare him Kensli’s father and that he and Corely have “shared allocation of parental responsibility and reasonable parenting time.”

The couple has been dating since 2013.

Ayesha Curry, Steph Curry welcome third child, Canon W. Jack Curry

The Currys are now a family of five.

E! News reported that celebrity cook and TV personality Ayesha Curry announced on Instagram Wednesday that she and her husband, Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry welcomed their third child, a son, on July 2.

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“My heart is FULL. God has been too good to us. Our beautiful baby boy Canon W. Jack Curry 7/2/2018,” a caption read on her Instagram page. “He joined us earlier than we thought and we couldn’t be more excited and grateful. Family of 5!” 

The post shows big sisters Riley Curry, 5, and Ryan Carson Curry, 2, in the hospital bed with Canon. Riley is holding her little brother.

Steph Curry confirmed the news moments later in an Instagram post of his own in which he cradles Canon in his arms.

“On this journey, on this quest... protect me... I’m bless! Canon W. Jack Curry,” the caption read.

Ayesha Curry has routinely used Instagram to make family announcements. She revealed she was pregnant in February with a photo of herself in a T-shirt that said “preggers.”

Sheryl Crow says she will release her last album in 2019

Sheryl Crow says she will release her last full-length album next year.

The musician told WFPK’s Kyle Meredith late last month that she will continue to write and record songs and release them as singles.

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Crow told Meredith that she has been recording with artists who she’s admired for a while, including Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Joe Walsh and Don Henley. She also used vocals from the late Johnny Cash on a song.

“I really love the record so much,” she said. “At the same time I think, you know, ‘How would I follow that up with an album?’ And I do think that albums as an art form are a little bit of a dying art form. People are more interested in singles.

“I’ve sort of made the decision in my head that the record that comes out next year will be my last full album and I’ll just start putting songs out, and that feels good to me. It feels great not to spend the time in the studio to make a fully realized conceptual album but just to put out really pertinent songs that feel immediate.”

Crow’s latest single, “Wouldn't Want To Be Like You,” is out now through digital distribution startup Stem.

Rapper Jeezy runs AJC Peachtree Road Race to help raise $1 million

Among the Olympians, returning champions and casual runners who took to the streets for the 2018 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday morning, hometown rapper Jeezy trekked 6.2 miles alongside Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to raise money for three nonprofit organizations

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The two teamed up with a goal of contributing $1 million to Jeezy’s Street Dreamz Foundation, the Mayor’s Youth Scholarship Program and the Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids

“(Mayor Bottoms is) a great a friend of mine,” Jeezy said of the partnership. “Anything I can do to support the city of Atlanta (and) support her cause, I’m always down. I’m always a phone call away if she needs me.” 

The Peachtree was the rapper’s first 10K, but a recent devotion to distance running provided a solid foundation for the road race. 

At a news conference Tuesday, Jeezy received some advice about the course from two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat. Those tips proved useful, as Lagat went on to win the men’s elite division with a time of 28:45 while Jeezy ran the entire course and finished in a little over an hour. 

“The crazy thing was (with) so much motivation going around it didn’t feel like it was really a race,” he said. “I love the people that were on the side of the road with their signs and giving away watermelon and beer. Welcome to Atlanta.” 

'Grey's Anatomy' star Justin Chambers makes surprise visit to hometown hospital

The doctor is in!

Justin Chambers, one of the stars on the show "Grey’s Anatomy," stopped by the Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital for a surprise visit during a trip to his hometown of Springfield on Monday, the hospital confirmed.

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Although the hospital could not give further details on the reason for Chambers’ visit, Market Strategy and Communications Manager Kristin Davis said, “He was so gracious and kind to everyone.”

>> On SpringfieldNewsSun.com: Ohio farm goes viral after reality show comes to visit

Chambers posed for pictures with various staff members including office staff and nurses, which the hospital posted to its Facebook page.

“What an exciting way to start the week!,” the post says.

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Chambers is a Springfield native and Southeastern High School graduate. He plays Dr. Alex Karev on the hit TV show.

According to a post from Rue Farms, Chambers also stopped by The Husted School House Farm Market on Monday.

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Tina Turner's oldest son Craig Raymond Turner dead at 59

Craig Raymond Turner, the oldest son of musician Tina Turner, has died at age 59, according to TMZ.

ET confirmed the news, reporting that a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Craig Turner was pronounced dead at his Los Angeles home Tuesday at 12:58 p.m.

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“The call was reported as a suicide, gun shot wound,” the spokesperson told ET. "The next of kin has been notified. There will be an autopsy done and there is an investigator at the scene.”

Tina Turner gave birth to Craig Turner in 1958 when she was 18. His father was Kings of Rhythm saxophonist Raymond Hill. Craig Turner was adopted by Ike Turner when he and Tina Turner married  in 1962.

Craig Turner worked in real estate, according to ET.

Offset says he got out of a ticket after letting police FaceTime with wife Cardi B

Offset is singing his wife’s praises after she helped him get out of a potential ticket earlier this week. 

The Migos rapper was recently pulled over by police. While it’s unclear why he was stopped, the rapper said he was let off the hook when he gave the officer a FaceTime picture with his wife Cardi B. 

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The artist shared the experience on social media, tweeting, “Just got let go on a pull over for a FaceTime pic with my wife (SHES THE BEST).”

Last month, the two revealed that they were actually married, although Offset publicly proposed to Cardi B in October 2017. 

TMZ obtained a copy of the marriage license, filed in Fulton County court on Sept. 20, 2017. It confirms the union of Cardi B, whose legal name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, and Offset, whose legal name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus.

The couple is expecting their first child later this year and hosted a baby shower in June. 

Serena Williams joins Meghan Markle to watch Prince Harry at polo match

Tennis star Serena Williams took time off from her preparations to chase her eighth Wimbledon women’s singles title to join Meghan Markle in Ascot on Saturday to watch Prince Harry and Prince William compete in the Audi Polo Challenge, the Sunday Express reported.

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Williams, who has won seven women’s singles titles at Wimbledon, was accompanied by her husband, Alexis Ohanian. Williams canceled her pre-tournament news conference to attend the polo match, The Guardian reported. 

Williams, who won her seventh Wimbledon crown in 2016 before giving birth to her first child, is ranked 25th in this year’s tournament. She attended the royal wedding last month at Windsor Castle.

Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, attended the match to watch her husband, who made a surprise visit at a polo match for the second straight day, the Daily Mail reported.

Prince Harry attended a charity match at British Polo Day in Oxfordshire on Friday, the Daily Mail reported, helping to raise nearly $265,000.

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