The tightrope-walking daredevil put his life on the line, stepping out across the Grand Canyon on live TV on June 23. It certainly was a sight to see, and caused a huge reaction on Twitter.
Can we just say it? Nik Wallenda’sa little crazy — but boy, he definitely knows that high stakes make for great entertainment. The stakes couldn’t have been higher on June 23, when Nik, 34, walked a quarter-mile across the Grand Canyon, almost 1,500 feet above ground. The high-wire act had stars like Kaley Cuoco, Phillip Phillips and more biting their nails, and exuding extreme joy and relief when Nik successfully crossed the gap after a tense 23-minute journey.
Nik Wallenda’s Skywire Act: Celebs React On Twitter
The Big Bang Theory star could not believe that Nik actually ran the last bit of the wire act. “Did he just ‘jog it in’?!?!” she tweeted. Meanwhile, Phillip was just happy to see him make it to the finish line: “Wow! Absolutely amazing!!! Congrats @NikWallenda ! #skywire #toldyounottolookdown,” he wrote.
Ciara Bravo of Big Time Rush tweeted, “That dude is a champ.” Well put, Ciara.
And Suze Orman said, “Now that was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.”
CNN’s Don Lemon tweeted, “Congrats @NikWallenda on the #skywire walk. Your cray cray but with skills!”
Nik also got some love from the sports world. Eric LeGrand, the football player who was paralyzed during a college game but has inspirationally worked regain movement in his shoulders, actually found inspiration in Nik: “Wow he did it. Live your dreams but only once don’t try that mess again lol congrats Nick. I’m good crossing in a plane #skywire,” Eric tweeted.
And baseball player Bryce Harper wrote, “Good for him! So happy for him! To God be the glory! #SKYWIRE.”
Those 23 minutes when Nik was on the tightrope, high above the Grand Canyon were insane — so tense, so exciting, and an amazing adventure to behold. We couldn’t be happier that Nik completed the walk and made his dreams come true. What did you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know below!
WATCH: Nik Wallenda’s Epic Walk Across The Grand Canyon
Bruce goes to the doctor to get his hearing checked out but when the results come back the doctor thinks it could be from more than just old age. Read on for the shocking news!
Is Bruce Jenner sick? On the June 23 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Bruce learns that he might have a brain tumor!
Does Bruce Jenner Have A Brain Tumor?
Bruce is always being told that he is a horrible listener, so he goes to the doctor to get his hearing check out. After a bunch of listening tests, the doctor suggests he get an MRI. The doctor tells Bruce that he’s very worried because he might have a growth that could be a brain tumor causing his hearing loss.
When Bruce tells Kris Jenner, she freaks out. She’s so worried that she tells Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. After the MRI, everyone goes to the doctor to find out the results. Luckily, Bruce is okay! But he still might get fitted for a hearing aid.
We’re so happy that Bruce is going to be alright. Tune in every single sunday for more of KUWTK on E! at 9 p.m.
Murder! Mayhem! Mops! Lifetime’s new prime-time soap is more than just your average guilty pleasure.
Those hoping Marc Cherry‘s Devious Maids would indeed be the second coming of Desperate Housewives should be pretty pleased with themselves after the show’s June 23 series premiere. The man who pulled the strings on Wisteria Lane, along with co-executive producer Eva Longoria, have truly crafted the perfect summer mystery drama — as bitingly funny as it is dangerously addictive.
Marisol (Ana Ortiz) is the new maid in town, having just taken a job with the Stappords. But the real fun begins when she also volunteers to assist the Powells, whose maid Flora was brutally murdered within the first five minutes of the pilot. And because this is a Marc Cherry creation, Marisol has a mysterious connection to the late-great Flora — but, of course, we don’t find that out until the end of the episode.
It turns out Marisol’s son is the waiter who stands accused of Lupe’s murder! A nasty little chat over breakfast revealed the Powells believe there’s a much more sinister killer out there, but because it would draw too much attention to them, they’ve decided to do “less than nothing.”
I have to say, I’m already really digging this mystery. By the time we got the big payoff at the end of the episode, I was dying to know what was really going on with Marisol. And the fact that we already got such a big reveal in the first hour makes me think there’s a season full of even-more-satisfying surprises to come.
Carmen Aims High, Odessa Falls Flat
Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) is a struggling musician, desperate for her big break; so like any devious maid would, she scores a job working for Latin singing sensation Alejandro Rubio! His Russian ‘bulldog’ Odessa thwarts Carmen’s every effort to play her music for Alejandro, but fate eventally intervenes, sending Odessa down a flight of stairs — without her fake leg! It was like watching Heather Mills on Dancing with the Stars, only way more tragic. And hilarious.
Everything’s (Finally) Coming Up Rosie
You’ve got to feel for poor Rosie (Dania Ramirez). Her ‘famous’ employer Peri couldn’t care less that her son is unable to emigrate from Guadalajara; instead, she forces Rosie to watch her son, while she takes all the credit for flawlessly juggling motherhood and her burgeoning film career. But because Rosie is among the devious crowd, she’s able to use Peri’s vanity to turn the tables!
Forbidden Romance, Anyone?
The show’s first love story comes courtesy of Valentina (Edy Ganem), who’s head-over-heels in love with her employer’s son Remi (Pretty Little Liars‘ Drew Van Acker.) And even though he seems interested in Valentina — or, at least, interested in what she flaunts by the pool — her mother Zoila (Judy Reyes), who also works for Remi’s mother, puts the kibosh on her dreams of marrying up… or so she thinks.
(Side note: Susan Lucci as Remi’s mother is inspired casting. She may have spent more than 30 years as über-dramatic Erica Kane, but her role on Devious Maids really let her flex her comedic muscles — and I want more!)
HollywoodLifers, are you ready to add Devious Maids to your weekly schedule? And what do you think is really going on with Marisol? Drop your review of the premiere, as well as your theories about what’s to come, in a comment below!
Plus, bad news from Bill: Are all vampires destined for the true death?
The June 23 episode of True Blood began with Warlow entering Bon Temps through some kind of crazy portal, but by the end of the hour, that was the last thing on viewers’ minds. Let’s just say Bill (Stephen Moyer) was given a sneak peek at the future of all vampires — courtesy of his divine new powers — and it’s basically the end of their world as we know it.
After a mind-f**k of a trance, in which Lillith helped Bill come to terms with his new abilities, the Southern gentle-vamp was plagued by a nightmare-ish vision: Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and the rest of the town’s fanged favorites were being burnt alive at what appeared to be a vampire concentration camp!
Of course, things in the present aren’t looking too good, either. Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) ordered some trick to come feed Bill, and things escalated quickly: broken bones, blood draining — and he didn’t even have to lay a fang on her.
(WILD THEORY ALERT: Does anyone else think Bill might be the main character who dies this season? Though “Billith” started out as a God figure, his horrifying vision of the future will surely force him to save everyone, potentially turning him into more of a Jesus figure. And we all know how that ended.)
Eric Goes Undercover — And Under Covers
Meanwhile, Eric took matters into his own hands — what else is new? — by disguising himself and meeting with the Governor of Louisiana. He was disappointed to discover the governor is immune to his glamouring, just as the governor’s guards were disappointed to discover that vampires can fly. (I believe, “Oh shit, they can fly?” was their exact response.)
But it seems Eric had a Plan B up his sleeve, as the episode ended with the Nordic vamp floating in the bedroom of none other than the governor’s daughter, Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire). Why do I get the feeling he’s not interested in taking her to the box social?
Sookie’s New Man?
The season premiere gave fans so much for hope for a reunion between Eric and Sookie (Anna Paquin), but this week’s episode basically crushed us all by introducing yet another man into the mix: Ben (Rob Kazinsky), a half-fairy Sookie rescued on the side of the road. It felt very much like her encounter with an injured Bill in season one, which did make me a little happy. I’m glad the show is returning to its roots, even if that means we’ll have to keep waiting for Sookie and Eric to get back together.
The War Against Warlow
When Sookie wasn’t busy getting her flirt on with Ben, she was training under the watchful eye of Niall, Jason’s (Ryan Kwanten) fairy Godfather, who also happens to be Sookie’s grandfather and the king of all fairies. That’s right, just when you thought Sookie had gotten her last big surprise, she learned she’s also a freaking princess.
She also learned that she can channel all of her magic into one energy ball, which she can use to defeat Warlow — but she can only use it once, so don’t expect her to go all trigger happy.
Odds & Ends
** Once again, I’m loving every minute of Andy’s sudden fatherhood. The little girls are hilarious, not to mention adorable, and something tells me their storyline will only become better with age. (Which shouldn’t take very long.)
** Is Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) going to actually do anything this season? Not that I’m not enjoying his ongoing game of dress-up with Emma, but it just seems like a waste.
** As a massive hater of last season’s smoke-monster ordeal, I did not enjoy seeing Patrick’s wife turn up at Merlotte’s this week. Can we finally let that awful storyline rest in peace?
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of this week’s episode? Does Ben get your seal of approval for Sookie? And could Bill be the main character dying this season? Drop a comment with your review and predictions below!
He did it! We were on the edge of our seats watching the daredevil stuntman 1,500 feet above the ground, and after a tense 23 minutes, Nik made it to the other side!
Nik Wallendamay have just become the greatest daredevil in history. On June 23, the Flying Wallendas family member bravely navigated a razor-thin tightrope walk a quarter-mile across the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon. He is now the first person to ever complete the high-flying act. And oh yeah, did we mention he wasn’t even wearing a harness!?
Nik Wallenda Tightropes Across The Grand Canyon
Though everyone watching closely was likely sweating bullets and chewing on their fingernails, Nik himself may have been the calmest person of all. He very carefully put one foot in front of the other, barely resembling a man who was standing on a two-inch-thick steel cable 1,500 feet above the ground (for a comparison, the Empire State Building is 1,454 feet tall).
Ten minutes through the walk, Nik maintained his composure, even as he begged and begged God to slow down the wind and calm the cable. As time went on, our nerves only intensified. And even though Nik appeared focused, he had to have felt the pressure of being in that situation for that long.
As the gusts continued to blow, Nik continued to move forward. And slowly but surely, inch by inch, Nik managed to make it across the nearly 1,400-foot gap! He actually RAN to finish line!
Phew! Let us take a deep breath. That was probably the craziest, tensest thing we’ve ever watched.
Nik Wallenda: I Fear Nothing
“I would say the only thing I fear is God,” Nik told CBS News before the stunt.
That brave and undisturbed attitude clearly helped him tackle his biggest stunt yet, though death had to have been in the corner of his mind. In 1978, his great-grandfather Karl Wallenda, also an acrobat, fell to his death attempting to walk between the two towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the age of 73.
Thankfully, Nik did not suffer the same fate! His daredevil tightrope act across the Grand Canyon was truly breathtaking, and even though he had us scared to death, we’re glad we got to witness it. What about you, HollywoodLifers?
WATCH: Nik Wallenda’s Epic Walk Across The Grand Canyon
Kathy Wakile Throws Victoria & Richie A Joint Birthday Party
Kathy Wakile is busy planning a big birthday party for her daughter Victoria, who’s turning 19, and her husband Richie, who’s turning 49. She has no time to focus on her drama with Teresa — until the actual party, that is, where she and Rosie get into a heated discussion.
At the party (the entire cast attends except for Teresa and Joe Giudice), Caroline Manzo tells Kathy and Melissa Gorga that Teresa is incapable of having relationships with either of them, but more importantly, she has no interest in ever patching things up with Kathy. (Remember: Kathy called Teresa’s father a coward on the season four reunion.)
When Rosie gets wind of this, she starts throwing her fists in the air and saying Teresa can go f*** herself! Kathy notes that even when Teresa’s not at an event, she still has a way of dampening the mood.
The Manzos Prepare To Open A Restaurant In Hoboken
Albie and Chris Manzo aren’t receiving the income they hoped they would from blk water, so they decide to open a restaurant in Hoboken, New Jersey called Little Town New Jersey. They’re in the early stages of development, creating recipes and hiring staff, but it seems promising. (I’ve been there — the food is delicious and the view of NYC is amazing! Plus, it doesn’t hurt to get an eyeful of the sexy Manzo boys during dinner.)
Joe Gorga & Teresa Giudice Fight At The Gym
Joe happens to be working out at the same gym as Teresa (since when did everyone start working out?!). She sees him and decides to approach him. Teresa seems happy to see her brother — for the first time in over a year — but he’s not so into it.
Almost immediately, Joe starts accusing Teresa of being obsessed with his wife. Teresa says she never even notices his wife in a room. Words are thrown around — Melissa’s called a lip-syncher, Joe says Teresa can’t cook, but the pot boils over when Joe starts attacking Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice. Joe Gorga says that Joe Giudice is disrespectful to Teresa and their four daughters, and he shouldn’t be calling her a c***, referencing his famous phone call at the California vineyard during season four.
Teresa flips out and throws water all over her brother, before storming out of the gym.
I have a feeling this is going to get a lot uglier before it gets better. Do you agree?
What did YOU think of tonight’s new episode, HollywoodLifers?
This is the ultimate tribute, from a mentor to a fallen protege. On June 22, Meek Mill uploaded a touching, but heart-wrenchingly sad video of Lil Snupe’s song ‘Nobody’ to pay his respects.
Lil Snupewas Meek Mill’s up-and-coming artist until the 18-year-old rapper was tragically shot and killed on June 20. As a send-off for his fallen protege, Meek uploaded an emotional video on June 22 that features many intimate clips of Lil Snupe.
Meek Mill’s Tribute Video To Lil Snupe
The video for “Nobody” by Lil Snupe begins simply with a clip of the 18-year-old talking to the camera — our hearts just sink seeing this young talent alive and well, knowing that he wasn’t long for the world. A message from Meek Mill follows: “May you rest in peace/Forever a Dreamchaser.” Dreamchasers is the name of Meek’s record label, which had just recently signed Lil Snupe.
The intimate footage shown in “Nobody” of Snupe performing and just living life really captures him as a person and emphasizes how tragic his death is. He showed true signs of promise, and was taken far too soon.
Lil Snupe Murdered: Police In Search Of Suspect
Police are still searching for Snupe’s alleged killer. On June 22, the Winnfield Police Department issued a warrant for the arrest of Tony Holden, 36, according to TMZ. Officials believe that Tony shot and killed Lil Snupe during an altercation over video games. He has not been located as of yet, and should be considered armed and dangerous, TMZ reports.
It’s so gut-wrenching to see a talent like Snupe taken from the world at such a young age, but we’re glad Meek Mill and the Dreamchasers are doing everything in their power to make sure that Lil Snupe is not forgotten.
WATCH: Lil Snupe Feat. Meek Mill – ‘Nobody’ (Tribute)
Bruce is always getting yelled at by his family for not listening but now there may be a reason why!
Bruce Jenner can never catch a break! On the June 23 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Bruce decides to get his hearing checked out!
Is Bruce Jenner Going Deaf?
Bruce is always being told that he is a horrible listener but maybe its because he can’t really hear what anyone is ever saying! On this week’s episode the patriarch of the Kardashian/Jenner household decides to take matters into his own hands. But will this solve all of his problems?
In case you haven’t been watching, Bruce recently purchased his own “man cave” where he can get some alone time away from Kris Jenner. We don’t blame him! But could it be that all of his marital problems will end with a simple hearing aid?
Tune into E! At 9 p.m to catch all the drama!
WATCH: Kim Kardashian’s Baby Bump Fashion Disasters
Rob threw a star-studded party on June 22 to celebrate his friend, Nick Jarecki’s birthday, but there was one famous guest in particular who piqued our interest — the author of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey!’ After Rob and E.L. partied together, is there still a chance he could be cast in the movie?
On April 24, a source revealed to HollywoodLife.comexclusively that Alex Pettyferwould be playing Christian Grey, the titular character in the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey. But still, nothing has been set in stone. And now with news that Fifty Shades author, E.L. James was in attendance at a big Robert Pattinsonbash on June 22, the question remains — could R-Patz actually land the role after all?
E.L. James Attends Robert Pattinson’s Party
Singer/songwriter Todd Michael Schultzrevealed the details of Rob’s birthday party for Arbitrage director, Nick Jarecki, to HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “It was a really good party,” Todd said. “Trust me, it was the best people.”
He wasn’t lying:
E.L. James was there, she was really cool. Dianne Warren, the songwriter was there. Lisa Zane sang a few songs. Warren Beatty was there, chilling with E.L. James.
Besides enjoying the image of Warren Beatty hanging out with E.L. James, let’s also think about this: the author of 50 Shades of Grey was at Rob’s house!
Robert Pattinson & E.L. James Hang Out: Chatting About ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey?’
R-Patz had long been rumored to be in the running for the role of Christian Grey in the movie version of the sexy book, but E.L. herself squashed those hopes in August 2012 when she said in an interview that she didn’t want either Rob or Kristen Stewartfor the coveted lead roles.
But things change. Maybe her attendance at Rob’s party was a sign that she’s reconsidered!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Could Rob still be Christian Grey?
Who knew R-Patz was such a party planner!? On June 22, the ‘Twilight’ actor threw a blowout filled with industry types for his director friend, Nick Jarecki’s birthday. Do you think Kristen Stewart got an invite?
Robert Pattinson Throws A Birthday Bash For Nick Jarecki
The soiree appeared to be a glamorous affair, full of big names from the showbiz industry, all donning their best 1920′s suits and flapper outfits to fit the Great Gatsby party theme.
Entertainment attorney Vladimir Radovanov attended the party and tweeted out a couple pictures with his friend, documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner. “With hot @onditimoner at a partay for @nickjareki at Robbie Pattinson’s. It’s not just her films that rock,” he tweeted, and then later sent out, “A Great Gatsby night w @onditimoner good times!”
Nick, whose real birthday is actually June 25, was the guest of honor at the shindig. Both Rob and Nick have been seen supporting one another before, each attending the other’s events for their movies, Arbitrage and Cosmopolis in 2012.
Singer/songwriter, Todd Michael Shultz was also on hand for the party, and revealed some major details via Twitter. “That was a real freakin party.. everywhere you turn… someone super smart and talented and interesting to talk to,” he tweeted, adding, “Rob Pattinson is a really cool guy. It’s good not to lose sight of basic kindness.” Todd says that the party was extremely lively and included guests like Michelle Rodriguez and singer, Sia.
Was Kristen Stewart At Robert Pattinson’s Party?
But perhaps most interesting was this little detail: “Kristen Stewart was not at the party as far as I know…”
Either K-Stew was a no-show, perhaps still on her road trip with friends, or Rob’s invitation to her “got lost in the mail.” But the fact that she didn’t go to maybe the biggest party Rob’s ever thrown is just further proof that these two are remaining independent, doing their own things.
Rob’s such a chill, laid back guy; we’re thrilled to see him play the role of gregarious party host for once! And from the looks of it, he did a pretty swell job!
Tweeting frequently, the wing walker was extremely enthusiastic for her stunt performance at the Vectren Air Show on June 22. Little did she know it would be her last.
Jane Wicker, 44, and her pilot, Charlie Schwenker, 64, died in a tragic biplane accident during Jane’s wing walking exhibition at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton, Ohio on June 22. The violent crash and subsequent fiery explosion took their lives while the crowd watched in horror. The only thing that could make the accident more devastating, is the pure excitement Jane had going into the performance, which she expressed on her Twitter.
Jane Wicker Dies In Air Show Accident: Her Last Tweets
Jane, who has been performing wing walking stunts for over 10 years, was clearly excited to put on a show in Dayton. You can feel her enthusiasm and joy just by reading her Twitter feed.
“Ahhhh!!! Felt good to get back on the wing. Did the hang with no problem. All set for Dayton!” she tweeted on June 16.
As the event got closer, Jane’s excitement grew: “In Dayton ready to rock this town. Had a great drive. Must get to bed if I want to be fresh for those 6:40am and 7:10 am interviews.”
And worse, on June 17, the mother of two joked about the Dayton performance: “See you there,” she responded to a friend. “Might need to use your protective services in Dayton. ;). JK. It will be a blast!” How awful.
Jane and her pilot, Charlie’s sudden deaths are just terrible and so shocking. These excited tweets leading up to her death obviously carry a grim undertone, knowing what we know now. But they do emphasize one thing — that she died doing what she loved.
Our thoughts are with Jane and Charlie’s friends and families during this difficult time.
WATCH: Jane Wicker’s Plane Crashes At Vectren Air Show (WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC)
Looks like Kimmy is really enjoying motherhood — all parts of it! The reality star and brand new mom is reportedly loving her new life — diapers, breastfeedings, and all.
Kim Kardashianonce tweeted her disgust for a woman who was publicly breastfeeding in 2010, but the new mom probably sees where that woman was coming from now! It’s been just over a week since Kim and Kanye Westwelcomed their baby, North, into the world on June 15, and the 32-year-old reality star has reportedly loved every second.
Kim Kardashian Obsessed With Motherhood
Kim has taken to motherhood with real fervor, a source tells TMZ. The new mommy reportedly actually looks forward to her feedings with North, and she doesn’t mind changing diapers either!
“She does it all,” says the source, who also doesn’t fail mention that Kim’s breasts have swelled to a G cup since giving birth.
It’s an amazing turnaround and probably a great feeling for Kim to actually enjoy motherhood, after saying that she would rather slit her throat than be pregnant on a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Kanye West As A Dad: His ‘Softer Side’
She’s not the only one cannonballing into parenthood. A source close to Kanye tells HollywoodLife.comexclusively that being a dad has brought out a whole new side of him. “Everybody’s about to see a softer side of this guy,” the source said, adding, “He’s emotional. He’s a new dad so that’s to be expected.”
The source also revealed that Kanye cuddles with baby North and even sings lullabies to her!
We can’t get enough of how cute these two new parents have been since having their baby girl. North is clearly so loved and adored, there’s no question she’s going to be raised in an amazing environment.