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    The cause of death for actress Charlotte Rae, who died last week at age 92, has been revealed. According to a death certificate for Rae obtained by TMZ, the woman who is best known for playing Mrs. Garrett on sitcoms “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life” died of cardiac arrest. >> Read more trending news  Other contributing factors are listed as metabolic acidosis -- a condition in which too much acid collects in the body -- and carcinoma of the right parotid gland, or salivary gland. Related: Charlotte Rae, ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life’ house mother, dead at 92 Rae was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017. She died in her home in Los Angeles, and former co-stars mourned her loss on social media.
  • Actress Jennifer Garner took to Instagram this week to poke fun at herself after she got lost while kayaking in Sweden. >> Read more trending news  Garner and her 12-year-old daughter, Violet, took to the waters while vacationing in Stockholm when something went wrong. Garner admitted they ended up in a shipping lane and had to be rescued. “On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest… Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so,” Garner wrote in a post on Instagram on Monday that showed the pair kayaking in silhouette as the sun set behind them. >> Related: Single mother, actress Jennifer Garner says she 'would not have chosen this life'“Did we have to be rescued? Yup,” she said. Garner also praised her daughter, saying Violet never complained about the unusual adventure. >> Related: Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner, Kate Winslet all stayed in this Atlanta estate The 46-year-old actress has starred in hit film such as “Pearl Harbor” and “Miracles from Heaven.” She has three children with ex-husband, actor Ben Affleck, whom she divorced in 2015.
  • UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. EDT Aug 8:  Brad Pitt said in court documents Wednesday that he has given over $8 million to estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, after their separation over two years ago, according to The Associated Press. The two-page document filed in Los Angeles Superior Court states that Pitt “adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid significant child support.” The document also stated he loaned Jolie $8 million to buy her current home, and has paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of Jolie and their six children. ORIGINAL STORY, 4:00 p.m. EDT Aug. 7: Documents filed in in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday claim that actor Brad Pitt has not paid “meaningful” child support to estranged wife Angelina Jolie in over a year. NBC News reported that the documents, the latest development in the year-and-a-half-long divorce, indicate that Jolie is seeking a court order on this issue. >> Read more trending news  “(Pitt) has a duty to pay child support. As of present, (Pitt) has paid no meaningful child support since separation,' Jolie's attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, wrote in a two-page brief obtained by NBC News. “Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses have not been regularly sustained by (Pitt) for over a year and a half, (Jolie) intends to file an RFO (request for a court order) for the establishment of a retroactive child support order.” Related: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt According to NBC News, “meaningful child support” was not defined in the documents. Jolie filed from divorce from Pitt in September 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The two have six children together. They first met in 2003 and married in 2014 after years of dating. Around the time of the divorce filing, reports claimed Pitt got into an altercation with one of the couple’s children. After an investigation from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Pitt was cleared of the allegations. Related: Angelina Jolie talks about ‘difficult’ divorce from Brad Pitt It’s not clear if Jolie and Pitt have an agreement for providing for their children. An unnamed source told People that the filing “was just to move the process forward.” “The filing today was only intended for the marriage to be dissolved, and before everything else can be dissolved, things have to be done by both parties, including financial disclosure and child support,” the source said. “The dissolution of the marriage will help everyone move forward and work together — as coparents, something they’re committed to. It’s up to the court to come up with a solution good for the kids.” Related: Judge to Angelina Jolie: Give Brad Pitt more access to kids or risk losing custody In June reports said a judge warned Jolie that she may lose custody of her kids if she did not give Pitt more access to them. The judge set up a schedule for Pitt to spend time with his children, except for the oldest, Maddox, who is of age to decide on his own how much time he would like to spend with his father. People reported that the children are currently with Jolie in London as she films “Maleficent 2,” but reside in Los Angeles, where Pitt lives.
  • Singer Tamar Braxton is speaking out for the first time about an “unfortunate” exchange she said she had with a Delta Air Lines employee earlier this year. >> Read more trending news  During an interview with TMZ, the singer discussed her interaction with a pilot, who reprimanded her on a flight last month. She said she was “targeted.” The star’s sister Towanda Braxton, who captured the moment on video, said she was ridiculed due to her race. However, Tamar Braxton believes her television persona may have been a factor.  “Because of what people perceived on television is why I was targeted in the first place, and that wasn’t really fair because I did nothing but sit in my seat and put my seat belt on and try to get home to my son,” Tamar Braxton said. “I was targeted because of how someone felt I acted on television.” >> Related: Singer Tamar Braxton on shaving her head Although the songstress said she filed a police report, she is not blaming the entire corporation. “It’s not even the company,” she continued. “Sometimes you just got to get rid of the bad people. It doesn’t mean the company is bad.” Towanda Braxton uploaded a clip of the pilot speaking to Tamar Braxton to her Instagram July 26. “Here’s how this works, my flight attendants work for me. They give orders that come from me, OK? And so if you get an instruction from a flight attendant, I need to know that you are willing and able to do what you are told to do,” the pilot said. “Are you willing and able to do what you’re told to do by a flight attendant? Don’t ask me any questions. Answer yes or no.” When the “Love and War” artist replied, “yes,” the pilot walked away abruptly. Delta later issued a statement to People.  >> Realted: TMZ: 'Braxton Family Values' on hiatus “It’s crucial for the safety of every flight for customers to be willing and able to follow crew instructions,” the airline said. “When these customers exhibited some unusual behavior and refused to acknowledge our flight attendant’s instructions, the captain addressed them directly to ensure the safety and security of the entire flight.”
  • CNN anchor Don Lemon lashed out Monday night at Donald Trump after the president called him “the dumbest man on television” in a tweet Friday night. >> Read more trending news  Lemon aired an interview with basketball great LeBron James on the opening of a new school for 240 at-risk third and fourth graders.  When asked about the president, James said he’d never sit down with Trump, but wouldn’t mind doing so with Barack Obama. Trump, James said, is “trying to divide us.”  Lemon noted that, while Trump has insulted the intelligence of white people, especially women, he said the president seems to target black men and women more often. Trump has also targeted California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, describing her as a “low-IQ individual.”  “Referring to African-Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of America’s racist past and present, that black people are of inferior intelligence,” Lemon said.  >> Trending: Child actor Shaun Weiss arrested for public intoxication; stunning mug shot concerns fans “Let me not mince words here,” he said. “This president traffics in racism. And is fueled by bullying.” 
  • Child actor Shaun Weiss, who played the talkative Goldberg in the popular “Mighty Ducks” film trilogy, was arrested over the weekend in Northern California for public intoxication, according to media reports, but even more surprising is the mug shot, showing a gaunt Weiss with a sad, downcast expression. >> Read more trending news  Police in Oroville, California, about an hour outside Sacramento, eventually let Weiss, 38, go without filing charges, according to celebrity website TMZ. This isn’t Weiss’ first run-in with police. He was arrested last year on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to People magazine, after he was reportedly caught with methamphetamine. >> Related: Pop star Demi Lovato ‘awake and in stable condition’ after apparent drug overdose After appearing in the “Mighty Ducks” franchise, Weiss landed roles on “Freaks and Geeks,” “King of Queens” and “Boy Meets World,” to name a few of his TV and movie appearances.  
  • Director James Gunn joked about AIDS patients, rape and child rape in a slew of vintage tweets thatgot him booted from the next “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. >> Read more trending news  The stars want Marvel to hire him back. “Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3,” actor Chris Pratt posted with an open letter he signed along with cast members Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff and Sean Gunn (James Gunn’s brother). “We fully support James Gunn,” it begins. “We were all shocked at his abrupt firing last week and have intentionally waited these 10 days in order to think pray, listen and discuss.” The letter goes on to say no one defends “his jokes of many years ago” but otherwise makes no mention of the tweets that got Gunn fired. But Walt Disney Studios is not planning to rehire Gunn, Variety reported, citing unnamed sources. Gunn’s among the list of celebrities facing self-inflicted professional wounds from ill-considered tweets.  >> Related: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn fired over offensive tweets ABC canceled “Roseanne” after Roseanne Barr’s tweet comparing Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett to an offspring of 'Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.' She later said she was referring to anti-Semitism, but the backpedaling didn’t save her job. Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized after racist, sexist and anti-gay tweets he posted as a teenager surfaced on Sunday. “It was a long time ago – six, seven years ago – saying some stupid stuff with friends,” he said after the game. I know I’ve grown a lot since then. I didn’t mean anything by it. It was just something stupid that I did a long time ago.” After Monday’s game, Newcomb said he had spoken to his teammates about the situation and felt it was important to apologize immediately after the old tweets became news. “I just really want to apologize,” he said. “I know it was hurtful. That’s not a testament to who I am. I just remain very, very remorseful.” Team and Major League Baseball officials condemned the post and say Newcomb will complete diversity training. Newcomb has deleted his Twitter account. >> Related: Sean Newcomb case serves as a teaching moment  Danica Kombol, a social media strategist and CEO of the Atlanta-based Everywhere Agency, warned that social media fingerprints last forever. “What happens on Twitter stays on Twitter,” she said. “Don’t put anything on social media that you wouldn’t put on the front page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.” She doesn’t hold a lot of sympathy for the youthful-indiscretions defense. “Poor Sean, he was a teenager? I don’t think that’s a valid excuse,” she said. “It’s really incumbent upon brands to do their due diligence before they hire people and really do a complete exploration of their complete digital footprint. It couldn’t have been that hard for the Braves to have found this.” Andy Beal, CEO of Reputation Refinery and author of “Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation,” said the key to recovering from damaging social-media revelations “is to show humility, demonstrate sincerity, and apologize quickly whenever you make a mistake.” He doesn’t think the age of a social media post, or the age of its author at the time it was penned, serves to mitigate career-wounding chatter.  >> Related: Chris Pratt, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-stars sign open letter to rehire director James Gunn “While the statute of limitations may protect someone from criminal prosecution, such protection does not apply to the court of public opinion,” he said. “Your online reputation is always the sum of all of your actions, past and present. In addition, it is the sum of the sincerity of your apology, past and present.” “Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” was among the Marvel projects to be headquartered at Pinewood Studios in Fayette County, and work on the next in the series had begun. Author and commentator Eric Schiffer, CEO of ReputationManagementConsultants.com, doubts Gunn will be returning for the third installment. “Gunn’s comments are so inconsistent with Disney it would be like killing Mickey Mouse to bring him back and try to mix his brand to what Disney stands for,” Schiffer said. “They’re disgusting and they make you question his rationality. There should be limits on how people speak about children.” Marvel Entertainment is a Disney subsidiary. Gunn, who turns 52 on Sunday has apologized for the vile tweets, saying he has grown as a person in the years since they were posted. Few of the offending messages can be printed or posted in a family newspaper and its online site - and they’ve been scrubbed from Gunn’s Twitter account. But Internet sleuths have posted screen grabs that will live on forever. >> Related: James Gunn got testy with a fan at Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre “Just made a joke about (expletive) raping my friend when she was asleep,” he tweeted in August 2008. In April 2011 he tweeted, “I want to go big game hunting but know it’s morally questionable. so I’m going to split the difference and go big game raping.” Several other posts describe various sex acts involving children, some using lewd terms. “Three Men and a Baby They Had Sex With,” Gunn tweeted in June 2012, with the hashtag #unromantic movies. In December 2012 he posted, “Eagle Snatches Kid” is what I call it when I get lucky.” Metro Atlanta app developer Sal Principato spends much of his professional life online and warns young practitioners to post with the future in mind. “There isn't anything you can do to be 100 percent safe from any future repercussions based on what you post or tweet,” he said. “Any machine that touched the data you transmitted could be cached and recovered at anytime, given enough resources.” Disney wasted little time in severing ties with Gunn after the posts surfaced. 'The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,' Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement at the time. >> Related: James Gunn’s dog ate pot-infused coffee beans during filming in Atlanta and nearly died But Gunn has attracted other high-profile support in addition to the “Galaxy” cast; actress Selma Blair left Twitter in a show of solidarity. Meanwhile, Barr took to Twitter to weigh in. “I’m disgusted to read all of the support for James Gunn’s pedophile jokes,” she posted. “The same people supported blacklisting me for a joke they didn’t even understand.”
  • Against a background of screaming children, a brave Nicole Kidman helped save an errant black tarantula from drowning in a pool. >> Read more trending news  In a video the A-list actress posted to Instagram, the spider is seen crawling along the edge of a pool and at one point even dips over the edge. Kidman, who owns homes in Los Angeles, Nashville and Sydney, Australia, shot the video of the tarantula rescue herself, ending the recording with a shot of the spider trapped under a glass with the words “help.”  >> Related: Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman showing Predator pride in Nashville Since it’s winter in Australia and Kidman’s Nashville home is up for sale, according to Live Science, the most likely location of the rescue is Los Angeles, where’s it’s currently tarantula mating season.
  • Jerry Lawler spoke for the first time Monday as the investigation continues into the death of his son, former professional wrestler Brian Christopher Lawler.  >> Watch the news report here Jerry Lawler told WHBQ over the phone that he was with his son during his final moments in the hospital.  >> On Fox13Memphis.com: Sheriff's office had no indication Brian Lawler was suicidal, statement says He said he rushed back to Memphis, Tennessee, from North Carolina on Sunday morning after getting the word that his son was in the hospital. He spent hours at Regional One with family and friends around his son’s bed. He said it was not easy, but he said he was “glad to hold his son’s hand when his heart stopped beating around 3:30 p.m.” >> PHOTOS: Notable deaths 2018 Lawler said his family has been so appreciative of the support from friends and fans. He said they have heard from thousands of people.  Lawler told WHBQ that the visitation and funeral service will be Friday at Hope Church on Walnut Grove Road. The visitation starts at noon and the service will begin at 2 p.m. CDT. He was the son of wrestling royalty, but Brian Christopher Lawler blazed a path of his own. The younger Lawler wrestled professionally for years under the nickname 'Grand Master Sexay.' He was confident, flamboyant and loved to put on a show. People in the wrestling community nationwide shared stories online.  >> Read more trending news  One professional wrestler recounted the time his brother asked to dance with Brian. After the match, the man wrote, “Brian pulled my brother in the ring to do the word. Such an awesome memory.”  The wrestler Rikishi took to Instagram to say he will miss Brian’s infectious smile, laugh and “his passion to entertain each and every person he came in contact with.”  Brian Lawler had several run-ins with the law since 2009. He was charged earlier this month with his third DUI offense and evading arrest.  The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office said they had no indication that he was suicidal. >> On Fox13Memphis.com: Brian Christopher Lawler, Jerry Lawler's son, dies at Memphis hospital According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, he was found hanging in his cell and never recovered after being rushed to Regional One. Jerry Lawler spoke only briefly of the investigation, saying, “There may be more to this than meets the eye.” The TBI called him this morning and asked him not to comment further until their investigation is complete.  Meanwhile, the wrestling community and Lawler family continue to grieve. Fans across the country are remembering the man in the ring who brought smiles to so many.
  • R&B singer Usher has reportedly sold his 8,022-square foot home in Alpharetta, Georgia, which he first bought in 1998 from the legendary music executive L.A. Reid, for $1.5 million. >> Read more trending news  Usher has called metro Atlanta home since he and his family moved from Chattanooga, Tennessee when he was 12-years-old. The Alpharetta mansion, located inside an exclusive gated community, features seven bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a climate-controlled treehouse, a private dance studio, yoga studio and more, according to the Blast. Usher first put the property on the market for $1.8 million in 2008, then temporarily took it off the market and retried his luck with a starting price of $2.48 million last year. >> Related: Fulton County woman files suit against Usher for giving her herpes A buyer finally purchased the home on July 2 for $1.5 million, the Blast reported.  >> Related: Photos: Usher through the years The singer-songwriter also recently listed his $4.2 million Spanish-style urban home in Los Angeles, which is securely tucked inside a gated community near the Sunset Strip. In April, the L.A. home was burglarized and more than $820,000 worth of jewelry and cash was stolen, according to Architectural Digest. The house was on the market at the time. >> Related: Herpes claims against Usher to be tried in Los Angeles, judge says Neither Usher nor his estranged wife, Grace Miguel, were home at the time of the incident.