BEFORE DEBBIE REYNOLDS DIED, SHE ASKED FOR ‘PERMISSION’ TO BE WITH CARRIE: Todd Fisher is still dealing with the unbelievable loss of his sister Carrie Fisher and their mother Debbie Reynolds, who died within days of each other. A joint memorial service is planned for this Saturday and ahead of it, Todd shared one of his final moments with his mother. "If you had told me this story and I wasn’t there, I would have a very hard time believing what I saw," he tells E! "But she literally looked at me and said, ‘I want to go be with Carrie’ and closed her eyes and went to sleep." He says that he believes she "asked permission to leave," and describes the moment as magical.
JAMIE LEE CURTIS WRITING BOOK ON SELFIE CULTURE: Jamie Lee Curtis may be famous for her onscreen roles, but the Scream Queens actress wants everyone to look beyond the screen. She is penning a children’s book, titled MySelfie & I: A Cautionary Tale, her 12th collaboration illustrator Laura Cornell that she says "is my response to the ‘selfie’ craze that has taken over the world." She adds that she hopes the book will "open a dialogue about the impact of smartphone technology on families." The book is set to hit shelves in the fall of 2018.
REPORT: MEL B AND STEPHEN BELAFONTE ATTEND THERAPY: Mel B and estranged husband Stephen Belafonte hit up a family therapy session with their three kids, TMZ reports. The couple wants to make sure the children are "OK" throughout the divorce proceedings, a source tells the gossip outlet. The family was reportedly seen by Dr. Charles Sophy, who has also reportedly worked with Paris Hilton and other celebs.
CHRISTINA EL MOUSSA THROWS MOTHER-DAUGHTER BIKINI SHOOT: Flip or Flop’s Christina El Moussa held a bikini photo shoot with 6-year-old daughter Taylor. The duo teamed up with L*Space Swimwear on an ad campaign and El Moussa shared the shots to Instagram Stories. Would you let your 6-year-old model bathing suits?
CASEY WILSON EXPECTING SECOND CHILD WITH DAVID CASPE: Casey Wilson is pregnant and expecting her second child with husband David Caspe. The American Dad! actress made the announcement on her podcast, saying: "Some big news on my end, which is that I am pregnant again. I’m so excited. I was feeling so sick for about a month." The couple married in 2014 and welcomed their son Max a year later.
SOPHIE SIMMONS CALLS OUT KATEY SAGAL OVER AFFAIR WITH DAD GENE: Sophie Simmons called out Katey Sagal this week after the actress went public about a past affair with her dad. The 24-year-old aspiring singer said on Tuesday’s episode of the Allegedly podcast that Sagal was "low" for writing about her fling with Gene Simmons in the memoir Grace Notes: My Recollections. "I feel like it’s no one’s business, really," Simmons said. "I mean, if Katey wants to write a book about her life, cool, but to write about someone and then have it affect their family I feel like is a really kind of low place to go to try and sell a book." Sagal had said in Grace Notes that she first met Gene Simmons in the 1970s. She claimed she had an on-again, off-again relationship with the Kiss frontman for years until she married Freddie Beckmeier in 1977.