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Tim McGraw says Faith Hill’s father died: ‘I’ll never, in 10 lifetimes, be able to live up to his example’

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Faith Hill‘s father, Ted Perry, has died. He was 88.

Hill’s husband and fellow country artist Tim McGraw said on Twitter Tuesday that his father-in-law passed away last week.

“Faith’s father passed away last week at 88 yrs old. He was the sweetest, kindest most gentle man I’ve ever known,” McGraw tweeted. “No man in my life has ever made such an impact on me as to how to be a human, a father and a friend.”

He continued, “I’ll never, in 10 lifetimes, be able to live up to his example, but man, he has set a mark that all of us should strive for.”

In a third tweet, McGraw shared: “His legacy will live on through the 3 beautiful souls he raised, Faith and her brothers, Steve and Wesley… I’m sure a day will not pass for the rest of my life , that he will not show up in my thoughts. We all love you G Pa.”

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Debbie Reynolds ‘wanted a good father’ for her children after marriage to Eddie Fisher ended, pal claims

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Debbie Reynolds ‘wanted a good father’ for her children after marriage to Eddie Fisher ended, pal claims

Debbie Reynolds’ world came crashing down when her husband Eddie Fisher walked out on their marriage into the arms of her dear friend Elizabeth Taylor.

Adding insult to injury, the crooner reportedly stopped providing for their two children, Carrie and Todd Fisher, after he walked out. The Hollywood power couple had been married from 1955 until 1959.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS HAD A PREMONITION OF CARRIE FISHER’S DEATH, PAL CLAIMS

“It was a big surprise to Debbie,” Reynolds’ close friend Ruta Lee told Closer Weekly for the magazine’s latest issue currently on newsstands.

Singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, have eyes only for each other at Idlewild Airport, April 19, 1955, in New York after arriving from England.  

Singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, have eyes only for each other at Idlewild Airport, April 19, 1955, in New York after arriving from England.  
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“Even though she was a big star, she was still a young girl,” continued the 83-year-old. “He never sent any money, so I found it a little scary.”

According to the actress, America’s Sweetheart was later comforted by businessman Harry Karl, a man she believed would be an ideal father figure for her children.

“She wanted a good father to her children because Eddie was not,” said Lee. “So she picked an older man that was like her dad who could take care of them.”

DEBBIE REYNOLDS ‘WILLED HERSELF TO DIE’ AFTER CARRIE FISHER’S DEATH, TODD FISHER SAYS

Debbie Reynolds is visited at the studio of "Say One For Me" by her children, Carrie 2½, and one-year-old Todd on Feb 27, 1959.  (AP Photo)

Debbie Reynolds is visited at the studio of “Say One For Me” by her children, Carrie 2½, and one-year-old Todd on Feb 27, 1959.  (AP Photo)
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Reynolds and Karl were married from 1960 until 1973. And while things initially looked promising for Reynolds, she suffered another major setback in her private life. The magazine claimed Karl eventually began dipping into Reynolds’ savings to gamble and spend money on prostitutes. He reportedly ended up spending $100 million of his and Reynolds’ wealth during their 13-year marriage. Once they called it quits, Reynolds was then stuck with a $3 million bill from Harry’s creditors.

Reynolds found love once more with real estate entrepreneur Richard Hamlett. That union lasted from 1984 until 1996. However, Lee alleged that, like Karl, Hamlett was also stealing money from Reynolds and lying about it during their marriage.

Lee also alleged behavior had gotten so bad that one of Reynolds’ employees had enough and submitted her letter of resignation.

“She told me, ‘I can’t stand the lying that is going on,’” recalled Lee. “Her husband is taking money for his personal use and not accounting for it.”

Screen actress Debbie Reynolds is a pretty wind-blown portrait as she boards airliner on March 6, 1959 in New York for Spain where she will film a new picture. 

Screen actress Debbie Reynolds is a pretty wind-blown portrait as she boards airliner on March 6, 1959 in New York for Spain where she will film a new picture. 
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DEBBIE REYNOLDS ‘NEVER REALLY STOPPED LOVING’ ELIZABETH TAYLOR DESPITE SHOCKING LOVE TRIANGLE

“He really did her wrong,” continued Lee. “Her last divorce was especially devastating because she [believed] it was her last chance to find happiness with a man.”

Closer Weekly shared that in 1997, Reynolds finally declared bankruptcy after she had to pay Richard $270,000 in their divorce to buy out his interest in the Las Vegas casino they’d purchased together.

Reynolds would go on to detail her tumultuous marriages in the 2013 memoir “Unsinkable.”

Despite her personal woes, Reynolds remained resilient.

Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement awards at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2015. 

Actress Debbie Reynolds poses backstage after accepting her Lifetime Achievement awards at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2015. 
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“She was a brave little gal,” said Lee. “She never moaned or cried the blues… Any woman would have felt defeated at that point, but that was the Miss Texas in Debbie. She had that tenacity.”

CARRIE FISHER’S BROTHER TELLS ALL

In 2018, Todd revealed in his memoir “My Girls” that Taylor and Reynolds reconciled after they bumped into each other while on vacation in 1966. This was long after Taylor and Fisher ended their marriage in 1964. By then she was married to actor Richard Burton.

“It seems that, by pure coincidence, mom and (new husband) Harry had found themselves on the same cruise ship (ironically, the Queen Elizabeth) as Richard and Elizabeth,” Todd described. “The four of them had dinner together on the ship, to the hysterical glee of the tabloids, and Elizabeth and Richard were welcome… from that night on.”

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
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Taylor would also go on to become friends with Reynolds’ children.

“She immediately took my hand and pulled me down to sit beside her, and for the next hour she talked, in extreme detail, about nothing but how much she’d loved Mike Todd and how, no matter how many other loves might come along, she was sure no one ever measured up to him,” said Todd about one of their several encounters.

“I sat there and listened, not especially interested but a little fascinated that this woman, who’d technically been my stepmother for about ten minutes (OK, to be accurate, more like five years) and who, along with my father, had dealt my mother one of the most devastating betrayals of her life, seemed to feel connected to me, maybe because I was named after the greatest love of her life.”

DEBBIE REYNOLDS THROUGH THE YEARS

In this Feb. 15, 1984, file photo, actress Debbie Reynolds appears at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies in Los Angeles. 

In this Feb. 15, 1984, file photo, actress Debbie Reynolds appears at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies in Los Angeles. 
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Todd also revealed Reynolds vividly remembered how she and Taylor reflected on their past. That moment took place while on the set of 2011’s “These Old Broads.”

“Elizabeth asked mom to come to her dressing room,” wrote Todd. “Mom sat down beside her, and Elizabeth got right to the point, with tears in her eyes. ‘Debbie,’ she said. ‘I’m so sorry for what I did to you with Eddie.’ It caught mom off guard that Elizabeth was still so emotional about it, and she pointed out, meaning it, ‘That was another lifetime. You and I made up years ago.’ Elizabeth’s voice broke. ‘I just feel so awful when I think of how I hurt you and your children.’

“Mom’s voice broke too when she told me about that conversation. She and Elizabeth spent some nice time together during the filming of ‘These Old Broads’ – they even spent an evening sitting in Elizabeth’s bed watching a movie and eating a pumpkin pie mom brought for the occasion. Mom always marveled that it was Carrie’s script that made those moments possible for two women who, despite being at the center of the greatest, most painful tabloid scandal of the 1950s, never really stopped loving each other.”

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Lorraine Warren dies at 92; paranormal investigator inspired ‘The Conjuring’ films

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World-wide paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired such frightening films as “The Conjuring” series and “The Amityville Horror,” died. She was 92.

Warren’s son-in-law Tony Spera and grandson Chris McKinnell posted Friday on Facebook that Warren died in her sleep Thursday night at her Connecticut home. Phone messages and emails were left with several of Warren’s family members. Warren’s attorney, Gary Barkin, confirmed his client’s death via email to The Associated Press.

AMERICA’S FIRST WOMAN ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE DEAD AT 88

“She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul,” Spera wrote.

The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in Monroe, Connecticut, in 1952 to investigate suspected hauntings. The group also posted of her passing on Facebook.

During their 61 years of marriage, Lorraine and Ed Warren investigated more than 10,000 cases in the U.S. and abroad, often writing about their experiences. Their unusual profession has been credited with sparking popular interest in the paranormal, as well as the television shows and films now dedicated to the subject.

“When nobody was really even talking about ghosts, they were just two people from Bridgeport, Connecticut, who came together and fell in love and Ed happened to have had a lot of paranormal instances when he was growing up and Lorraine was always the sensitive clairvoyant,” said Larry Dwyer, a staff writer at the Horror News Network, a website that covers the horror film industry. He said the couple realized they could use their “gifts” and Catholic faith to help people who believed they were being tormented by ghosts or demons.

Ed Warren died in 2006 and Spera now oversees the New England Society for Psychic Research. The organization’s website said Lorraine Warren had “decided to retire from active investigations regarding the areas of haunted homes and demonic infestations/possessions” but was still a consultant to the organization at the time of her death.

The Warrens’ work did receive criticism from doubters over the years. The New England Skeptical Society in 1997 said the Warrens’ “copious anecdotal evidence” of reports of hauntings vastly outnumbered their “low-grade physical evidence.”

Warren told The AP in a 2013 interview that she understood it was very difficult for people to accept she could see ghosts if they had never seen one themselves.

“I hope you never will,” she said. “I really don’t.”

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The 2013 film “The Conjuring” is based on the couple’s investigation into alleged events at a Rhode Island farmhouse in the 1970s. Lorraine Warren visited the set during the filming. She also spent time at her Connecticut home with actress Vera Farmiga, who portrays Warren in the movie and its sequels. Farmiga expressed her condolences on Twitter Friday, saying she was “blessed to have known” Warren and “honored to portray her.”

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NFL’s Danny Amendola lashes out at ex Olivia Culpo after reports of her getting cozy with Zed

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola slammed ex-girlfriend Olivia Culpo in a lengthy Instagram post Friday following reports that the former Miss Universe was cuddling up to Russian-German DJ Zed at Coachella.

OLIVIA CULPO, EX DANNY AMENDOLA REUNITE AT WEDDING

In the post, which has since been deleted, the 33-year-old slammed Culpo, 26, for her “fishbowl lifestyle,” explaining that he chooses to nail up picture frames of the people he loves the most inside his home to protect them from ridicule rather than post about them online.

“Olivia chooses and wants to be noticed on the internet and in Hollywood to make money,” Amendola said, claiming her need for media attention was hard for him to understand because he plays ball “for one reason and that’s RESPECT.”

Amendola said he and Culpo both made mistakes during the course of their “loving relationship” and mentioned their “crazy” sex life. The football star said Culpo often got angry with him for not posting about their romance on social media.

He added that he chooses to live outside the public’s critical eye even though he has “a whole cell phone of funny, embarrassing, sexy pics IG would love to have.”

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“We’ve been off and on for a long time and have not been together as of late!” he wrote, concluding his post with a jab at media reports of Culpo with other men, including a video circulating of Culpo with Zed during Ariana Grande’s set at Coachella, E! News reported.

“Not sure what’s in the future but the only thing I care about is her HAPPINESS. And if that’s dancing with scrony [sic] little f—, so be it.”

Amendola signed a contract with the Lions in March after previously playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.

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