Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich’s Pals Were ‘Skeptical’ of Relationship Before Split

Not surprised? Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich’s friends weren’t sure the couple were going to last ahead of their split, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“Those close to them were skeptical about their relationship and the longevity of it,” the insider reveals.

Us confirmed on Thursday, September 24, that the pair, who got engaged in July after four months of dating, called it quits on their engagement.

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich Friends Were Skeptical
Max Ehrich and Demi Lovato Courtesy of Max Ehrich/Instagram

Before their breakup, many of the pair’s friends noted that they were in different places career-wise, which some of their pals thought would have caused a problem down the line.

“Max is in Atlanta filming and Demi was with him there recently and had been supporting him, but he is just kicking off his career,” the sourc...

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4 people have been charged after a Black man's body was found burning in an Iowa ditch

  • Four people were charged on Tuesday in connection with the killing of Michael Ronnell Williams, a Black man whose body was found burning in a ditch in rural Iowa on September 16.

  • Steven Vogel, who the police said knew Williams, was charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

  • Three others were charged with abuse of a corpse, destruction of evidence, and accessory after the fact.

  • Though Williams was Black and all four suspects are white, the police said there was no evidence indicating that race was a motivating factor in the killing.

  • The president of the local NAACP chapter said, according to The Des Moines Register, “We understand the fear this kind of incident evokes.”

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‘Big Brother’ Legend Dr. Will Kirby Talks ‘All-Stars,’ New Twist

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A legend moves in. Dr. Will Kirby made a surprise appearance in the Thursday, September 24, episode of Big Brother: All Stars as part of a new twist.

The celebrity dermatologist and Chief Medical Officer of LaserAway popped up at the end of the episode as the houseguests’ new “neighbor” to tell them about the upcoming competitions, which will proceed the unprecedented triple eviction .

“For the next HOH competition and Veto competition, you’re going to have an important decision to make, go for power or go for prizes,” Kirby said while dressed in a bathrobe. “I sure know what I would do. Good luck. I do live right next door, so you will be seeing me again.”

Check out what else Dr. Will Kirby told Us Weekly about his appearance:

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Husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein Admits Helping Well-Connected Applicants to University of California: ‘No One Ever Told Me It Was Wrong’

The husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) admitted on Thursday to sending an inappropriate letter identified in a state audit that appeared to help an applicant to the University of California, Berkeley, get accepted to the school.

The California State Auditor issued a scathing report on Tuesday that found the University of California system admitted 64 students from 2013 through 2018 based on those students’ connections to university staff or donors, instead of their academic records.

“These inappropriate admissions decisions…denied more qualified applicants educational opportunities,” the report states...

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Meghan Markle, Jessica Mulroney Are ‘Still Friendly’ But ‘Not as Close’

There’s hope! Meghan Markle had a falling out with Jessica Mulroney, but the Duchess of Sussex has not exactly given her onetime BFF the cold shoulder.

“Jessica and Meghan are still in communication,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “Meghan didn’t want to cut Jessica out of her life completely. They are still friendly but not as close as before.”

The pair’s friendship became strained in June over the celebrity stylist’s racially charged feud with lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter. After the So Sasha founder called out Mulroney’s “textbook white privilege” via Instagram, the TV personality threatened a libel lawsuit. Mulroney, 40, later apologized, telling Exeter that she has witnessed her “closest friend” Markle, 39, experience racism “front and centre.”

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Man who drove into California protesters used vineyard as 'tactical training camp,' officials say

An armed California man who is alleged to have driven his truck into a crowd of peaceful racial justice protesters this year was using his family’s vineyard as a “training camp” to prepare for “civil disorders,” federal authorities said Wednesday.

Benjamin Hung, 28, was charged with one count of conspiracy to transport firearms and making a false statement in acquisition of firearms, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court for Central California.

In the complaint, an FBI agent named Diamond Outlaw said that Hung was arrested after he accelerated a Dodge Ram adorned with several flags embraced by right-wing extremists and a license plate that read “WAR R1G” into a crowd in Pasadena, northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Image: Benjamin Hung (U.S. District Court for Central California)
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Rebel Wilson and Rumored Beau Jacob Busch Make Red Carpet Debut

Sparks are flying! Rebel Wilson fueled speculation about her rumored relationship with Jacob Busch by walking the red carpet with him in Monaco.

The actress, 40, cozied up to the businessman at Prince Albert’s Planetary Health Gala on Thursday, September 24, in photos published by the Daily Mail. She showed off her recent weight loss in an off-the-shoulder metallic evening gown, while he dressed the part in a black tuxedo.

Rebel Wilson and Rumored Boyfriend Jacob Busch Make Their Red Carpet Debut
Rebel WIlson and Jacob Busch. PA Images/INSTAR; Milla Cochran/Startraks

Earlier on Thursday, the pair became Instagram official with a friendly photo, in which they were joined on a helicopter pad by Kate Beckinsale and Helen Mirren. “Quick Helen, get to the chopper!” Wilson wrote. “#TeamMonaco.”

Busch previously dated Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Adr...

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‘Good guys are demonized, criminals are canonised’: One of the officers in Breonna Taylor raid speaks out in fiery email

An officer involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor has broken his silence (Breonna Taylor)
An officer involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor has broken his silence (Breonna Taylor)

A Louisville sergeant at the centre of the Breonna Taylor investigation sent a mass email on Tuesday defending police actions as “legal, moral and ethical”.

It comes as Louisville police declared a pre-emptive state of emergency in anticipation of findings from the state’s attorney general, who has been investigating possible criminal charges against the officers involved Ms Taylor’s death.

In the email sent to more than 1,000 colleagues about 2 am on Tuesday morning, Jonathan Mattingly said the next few days would be tough whatever the outcome as they were pawns in a political game.

“Regardless of the outcome today or Wednesday, I know we did the legal, moral and ethical thing that night...

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Kim Kardashian Calls Herself a ‘Stage Mom’ After North’s Paris Performance

Momager alert! Kim Kardashian revealed she cried when watching her daughter North close out her husband Kanye West’s Paris Fashion Week show earlier this year.

The Skims creator, 39, reflected on the proud mom moment during the Thursday, September 24, episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians after watching West, 43, take the stage.

“I had no idea what the fashion show was gonna look like in itself,” the KKW Beauty founder explained. “But then when Kanye asked North, ‘Do you want to sing?’ I just … the nerves that I have now … you know, I see her at Sunday Service, but to do something on her own in front of all these people for the first time — she’s never even been up on a stage and practiced, so to see her up there … my nerves.”

Kim Kardashian Cried When Daughter North Performed at Kanye West Show
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Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, Mons. Giovanni Angelo Becciu presides over an eucharistic liturgy, at the St. John in Latheran Basilica, in Rome. The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

ROME (AP) — The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned suddenly Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.

The Vatican provided no details on why Pope Francis accepted Becciu’s resignation in a statement late Thursday...

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