Brandy Norwood has ended her engagement to music executive Ryan Press.
“It was a mutual decision,” says a rep for Norwood. “They’re both taking a step back regarding their relationship. They’re definitely friends and will continue to be friends. There’s nothing malicious or negative about [their split].”
For months, onlookers have speculate whether or not the pair were still together. At Norwood’s birthday bash in February, Press was missing in action.
Press proposed to Norwood in 2012 – a year after the couple first went public with their relationship.
Production on Fast and Furious 7 has resumed and there are two special people involved in the filming now.
The producers and directors have enlisted the late Paul Walker‘s brothers, Caleb and Cody, to be a part of the film.
It not clear how the two men will factor into the movie, but according to a note left on the Facebook page of the Fast and Furious 7 Caleb and Cody will fill in the missing gaps left in production. Walker apparently filmed the majority of his scenes before his untimely passing.
Check out the note in its entirety below.
A Note to the Fans of FAST & FURIOUS
The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.
Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.
We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.
We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.
We are just under a year away from the release of FAST & FURIOUS 7, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.
We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.
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Michael Phelps has been bitten by the swimming bug yet again.
The Olympian will be competing in events at the end of the month.
Phelp’s swimming coach, Bob Bowman, told reporters on April 14 that the athlete will compete in three events at a meet from April 24-26 in Mesa, Arizona.
This will be the first time that Phelps has entered competition since the 2012 London Olympics.
It has not been confirmed that Phelps will compete in Rio for the next Summer Olympics, but it has not been ruled out completely either. Bowman said, “I think he’s just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes. I wouldn’t say it’s a full-fledged comeback.”
He continued, “I wouldn’t say it’s 100 percent on the radar. After Mesa, we’re going to sit down and talk about it.”
Jennifer Hudson is back to making music. Her newly released track, “Walk it Out” features super-producer Timbaland.
The song is one of the many tracks that will be included in Hudson’s upcoming third studio album. “Walk It Out” has a vintage undertone, mixed with some present-day beats from Timbaland.
Hudson proudly took to Twitter to share the news about the song. She wrote, “OFFICIAL PREMIERE of my new track #WalkItOut featuring @Timbaland… yal keep me going!!”
Check it out below.
Even though she’s glowing Jenni “JWoww” Farley isn’t having the best time being pregnant.
During the MTV Movie Awards the reality star told UsWeekly thatNicole “Snooki” Polizzi is loving being pregnant, but she feels the opposite.
Jenni blurted out, “She loves being pregnant right now and I f*cking hate it. I’m not a fan of pregnancy right now with my thighs touching and my boobs changing but I know it will be worth it and hopefully I get back to that really quickly.”
Polizzi chimed in and gave her thoughts on Farley as a mom-to-be. “I know she is going to be a great mom. She took care of me for four years on Jersey Shore. The whole labor thing she is really nervous about but anybody is nervous about that.”
There is an aspect of her pregnancy that she is having fun with and that happens to be the baby ‘hitting’ her fiancé Roger Mathews. “It’s funny because Roger will lay his head on myand she will just drop kick him right in the ear. It’s cute. He gets to feel it. Once we found out we were having a , he lost half his and he aged 20 years.”
Cameron Diaz graces the cover of the May 2014 issue of InStyle magazine. During her sit-down, Diaz shares her feelings on monogamy and self-control. Read on to also discover how life has been for Diaz since turning 41.
On people exercising control:
“People think of discipline as deprivation. They think it means ‘I can’t have all these things I want.’ But it actually allows you to have everything you want. You just can’t have a sh*t ton of it. Discipline is just being conscious of your choices. People are screwed up about it. They go from one extreme to the other. I don’t have any guilt over anything. It’s all one big experience of being alive and engaged.”
On being monogamous:
“I don’t if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it’s been ingrained in us to do these things. A lot of people chase after it because they’ve been told, ‘This equals happiness.’ They chase it, they get it and then they find out, ‘Why did I think this was going to make me happy? I’m miserable.’”
On turned 41:
“I’m 41, I’ve been through everything, OK? I’m grateful for all of it – whether it was something quick and passing or something that lingered too long. There is not one thing I’ve been through that hasn’t been a lesson that led me to this moment, and I can’t believe how great life keeps getting. I swear to God this is why I love getting older, just being in the moment. Women are told if they don’t defy nature and stay 25 for the rest of their lives, it’s a personal failure. But I don’t want to stay where I was. I don’t want to be stagnant.”
Get ready for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman collectively cover the Summer Movie Issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
In this issue, X-Men:First Class producer, Simon Kinsberg, remarked on the group’s popularity.
He said,”I think this is the biggest movie Fox has made that James Cameron didn’t direct.”
He continued, “The hope is that ‘Days of Future Past’ will broaden the audience for X-Men such that it will motivate potential spin-offs even more. Everyone grew up knowingor the Hulk, but not X-Men characters. I didn’t even know who Wolverine was.”
“I call X-Men the b*stard stepchild of the comic universe,” he added.
For more on X-Men: Days of Future Past, pick up the latest issue of EW.