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Watch Hilary Duff, Matthew Koma's Daughter Banks Walking at 12 Months


It’s official! Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma’s 12-month-old daughter, Banks, has taken her first steps.

“@matthewkoma and I have a walker,” the Younger star, 32, captioned a Wednesday, November 6, video of her little one moving toward her. “Come on,” the actress said from behind the camera. “Yay, mama! You’re doing it, come on.”

The Lizzie McGuire alum and the “Kisses Back” singer, also 32, welcomed their first child together in October 2018 and got engaged in May. Duff also shares son Luca, 7, with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie.

The Texas native’s youngest recently hit another major milestone. “Right now, Banks is getting a couple of teeth,” she told Us Weekly exclusively at the Love Leo Rescue 2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause event on Wednesday. “She’s decided that her wake-up time is, like, 4 a.m.”

It’s been six months since the toddler learned how to crawl, and Duff shared footage of that moment as well. “We got a mover,” the former Disney Channel star wrote on Instagram in May.

She elaborated on this the following month, telling Us, “She knows what she wants and she gets it. Like, the first time she crawled, Luca was in the door and she saw him in the door frame and … she just wanted to get to him! That’s how she figured out how to put one arm in front of the other and I’m just like, ‘You are an animal. You are a go-getter.’”

Duff and Koma started dating in late 2016. Although the pair broke up in March 2017, they reconciled in the fall of that same year.

“I think having a baby definitely brought us even closer together and we feel happier and more in love than ever and so [the engagement] felt right,” the “Wake Up” singer gushed to Us in June after the New York native’s proposal. “We are looking forward to our long future together. He kind of surprised me and I was like, ‘Yes! Of course! You’re my favorite person in the whole entire world outside of my kids.’”

With reporting by Ingrid Meilan

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Hilary Duff, Matthew Koma Wish Daughter Happy 1st Birthday: We're 'So Lucky'


Where does the time go? Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma gushed over their baby girl, Banks, one year after her arrival.

“Banks, what a year,” the Younger star, 32, captioned a Friday, October 25, Instagram slideshow featuring photos of the toddler. “You made mommy a mommy again, you made daddy a daddy (the absolute best) you made bruvah a brother (the absolute best) you are spirited and funny and brave and edible and we are so lucky that on this day one year ago you made your arrival and made our family the four pack that we are! Happy birthday beautiful. You get all the birthday cake today!”

The Texas native, who shares son Luca, 7, with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie, isn’t Banks’ only big fan.

“The amount of joy, love, laughter and life you’ve brought into our hearts is immeasurable and there are no words to do justice the force that is you in a high chair eating a croissant,” Koma, also 32, captioned his Instagram birthday tribute on Friday. “Being your father is truly the greatest gift of my life and every “phase” continues to be a ‘this is the best part’ moment… accompanied by a little heartbreak knowing how fast it goes and how delicate every minute of every day is.”

He went on to praise Duff and Luca, writing, “Your mom is a powerhouse when it comes to all things life: but she shines on a completely different level as your mommy. You’ll grow up to see just how lucky you are, but I know you already know. And your big bruvah couldn’t possibly love his little sister more than he does. He, too, sets the bar higher than you could reach on his shoulders and looks out for you in ways that I know will make you feel safe and protected for the rest of your life.”

Eight months after the Lizzie McGuire alum gave birth to Banks, she told Us Weekly exclusively about the little one’s personality. “She knows what she wants and she gets it,” the former Disney Channel star revealed in June. “[My son] Luca was in the door and she saw him in the door frame and … she just wanted to get to him! That’s how she figured out how to put one arm in front of the other and I’m just like, ‘You are an animal. You are a go-getter.’”

Koma started dating the “Beat of My Heart” singer in 2015 and proposed to her in May.

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Matthew Morrison's Wife Renee Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage


Renee Morrison (née Puente) revealed she suffered a miscarriage six weeks into her second pregnancy with Matthew Morrison.

“I just went through one of the most vulnerable, raw, massive, confusing, just phenomenal experiences that a woman could ever endure,” the actress, 35, said in a Saturday, October 12, Instagram video. “Matthew and I have been so intentionally trying to get pregnant and calling our child … I’m trying to call in my child that I know is waiting for us. And I want to just open my life and my arms to this human. And so on our second cycle of calling this child in, we got pregnant. And it was among just such extraordinary intention and love.”

The Hawaii native continued, “I miscarried. I found out at four weeks and began the cycle of miscarriage on my sixth week and that’s a whole conversation that I would love to have, but the point of today is to tell you how meditation helped guide me through this journey and this experience.”

Renee, who gave birth to her and the Glee star’s 23-month-old son, Revel, in 2017, explained that meditation has given her the ability to “rise above [negative] conditioned thoughts,” such as whether she caused this pregnancy loss or will suffer another one. “I’m just not going to choose to go there,” she said.

The model went on to tell her followers not “to feel sorry” for her. “I don’t feel sorry for myself, and to go through these experiences and to get pregnant and to be alive … to be alive is an accomplishment,” she said. Instead, what Renee is hoping to accomplish with her emotional video is a connection with other women who have also suffered miscarriages.

“Women, I want you to know that I feel you,” she said. “And, God, you are goddesses. And we all deserve so much acknowledgment and love and support and encouragement. That’s what I’m here to help us accomplish through sharing my story, my vulnerability, and just to say that I see you. I see you and I feel you, and we are Members Only. … [Let’s] step back from the fear we are putting ourselves in and the disconnection and the shame.”

Renee and the actor, 40, tied the knot in 2014.

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Matthew Davis Expecting 1st Child With Wife Kiley Casciano: Find Out the Sex

The next chapter! Matthew Davis’ wife, Kiley Casciano, is pregnant with their first child.

“Arriving 2020!!!” the Vampire Diaries alum, 41, captioned a Monday, September 23, Instagram upload. The picture featured an ultrasound shot, tiny boots and two onesies, reading, “S–t just got real,” and “And then there were five,” referencing the couple’s two dogs.

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Casciano announced their baby news with a similar post, captioned, “Arriving April 2020. #babygirl.” She went on to share a throwback photo on her Instagram Story of three positive pregnancy tests, noting that she is 13 weeks pregnant.

When asked by a social media user whether she’s considering a natural birth, the actress replied, “All birth is natural. I will deliver in a hospital though not at home, and it’s important (for me) to remain open and flexible as far as ‘birth plans’ go. You can have a drug-free birth (I think that’s what you mean by natural) or unassisted anywhere. Doesn’t have to be at home.”

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The pregnant star and the Utah native tied the knot in December 2018, hours after he proposed to her in an organic food market. “When you ask your lover if they want to get married while shopping in the produce section of Erewhon, and 3 hours later you’re married on Christmas Eve Eve,” the groom wrote on Instagram at the time. “Thanks to Abbot Kinney [Boulevard] for the last minute provisions #AVeryMarriedChristmas.”

Davis was previously married to LeeLee Sobieski, and he split from the actress, 36, two months after they wed. In 2017, he was engaged to former Miss USA Brittany Sharp.

The actor is best known for playing Alaric Saltzman in The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and Legacies, as well as Warner on Legally Blonde.

“I think anything’s possible,” the actor told Us Weekly exclusively in July 2018 of whether he’ll appear in the franchise’s third movie alongside Reese Witherspoon. “I’ve always told people that without Warner, there’s no Elle Woods. Warner compels Elle to go to Harvard. Think about that. Without Warner, there’s no Legally Blonde!”

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Matthew McConaughey Will Teach a Very Chill College Class This Fall

If you had a famous professor, like, say, Matthew McConaughey, what kind of professor would he be? Chill? Or would he make an indecipherable syllabus that looks like it was written by True Detective’s Rust? Or would he show up to class stoned out of his mind and recite poetry like Moondog from this year’s The Beach Bum?

We’ll get our answer this fall—according to the Associated Press, McConaughey will teach in The University of Texas’s Department of Radio-Television-Film. McConaughey, who graduated from The University of Texas in 1993, has been a visiting professor there since 2015. The university added that the actor is respected for his “willingness to work with students beyond the classroom.” (Going over scripts, drinking Wild Turkey during office hours sounds pretty nice.)

He’ll continue to teach a class called “Script to Screen”—which last year, focused on his 2018 film, White Boy Rick, and how much a movie script can change during production. His resume is probably a little more impressive than your average film adjunct—having won the Oscar for Best Actor in 2014 for Dallas Buyers Club.

“The [students] ask me some innocent questions that remind me of when I was 20 and had those same questions,” McConaughey told Texas Monthly about the class. “I wondered: Is there a way to put science to the magic of how a script gets to the screen?”

Unfortunately, his Rate My Professors page only has two reviews over the past two years, both positive. One of them?

“His class was ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT!”

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See Hilary Duff, Matthew Koma on Hawaiian Vacation With Luca, Banks

Summer fun! Hilary Duff spent a week in Hawaii with Matthew Koma and her kids.

“I have been off my phone for an entire week on vacation with my family,” the Younger star, 31, said on her Instagram Story on Tuesday, August 20. “It was relaxing and also exhausting.”

The actress went on to post pics of her 7-year-old son, Luca, and her 9-month-old daughter, Banks, on their trip, from sunset views and sting rays to swimsuit selfies and airplane rides.

That same day, her fiancé, 32, shared sweet shots on social media as well, writing, “Post-vacation blues.”

Duff and the “Illuminate” singer got engaged in May, seven months after welcoming their baby girl. She joined older brother Luca, to whom the Lizzie McGuire alum gave birth in 2012 with her then-husband, Mike Comrie. The former couple split in 2016.

Last month, the “So Yesterday” singer opened up about her lonely experience becoming a first-time mom at a young age. “It was a little isolating in the beginning because I didn’t have any friends that had babies yet,” the former Disney Channel star explained on a July episode of the “Motherly” podcast. “But I had been working for such a long time that it felt like a natural step for me and I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I always knew that was going to be my No. 1 priority in life.” She went on to say that she felt as if she lost “a big chunk of [her] identity” for Luca’s first 18 months.

Duff has been just as candid about parenting the second time around, writing on Instagram in May that she felt “like a failure” trying to breast-feed Banks as a working mom.

“I was going to break,” she captioned a mother-daughter photo at the time. “With the stress of a dropping milk supply and a baby that was getting bored or not caring about nursing when I was available to. I was sad and frustrated and feeling like a failure all of the time. When really I’m a bad ass rock star.”

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Matthew McConaughey and Tom Hanks’ son Chet hit the beach

Matthew McConaughey and Tom Hanks’ son Chet go shirtless as they hit the beach while vacationing in Greece

Matthew McConaughey and Chet Hanks kicked off summer with a vacation in Greece.

McConaughey and the son of Tom Hanks, 62, and Rita Wilson, 62, were spotted on the Greek island of Antiparos in the Cyclade on Friday.

The stars were joined by the True Detective’s family as they all lounged around and played on the beach while in their swimming trunks and no shirts.

Summer time: Matthew McConaughey and Chet Hanks hit the beach with McConaughey’s family on Friday on the Greek island of Antiparos in the Cyclade. He’s pictured above in a pair of bright orange swim trunks.

The 49-year-old when shirtless at the beach and rocked a pair of orange swim trunks.

He enjoyed the day on the beach with his three children and later took a jog.

Meanwhile, Chet, 28, had his tatted chest on full display in a pair of navy swim trunks and a baseball hat. He was spotted taking a smoke break with a friend.

He even took to Instagram to share that he was on vacation. ‘Shirts minimal for the foreseeable future,’ he shared.

Hanging out: Chet had his tatted chest on full display in a pair of navy swim trunks and a baseball hat. He was spotted taking a smoke break with a friend

The vacation for Chet comes after joining his dad in Spain for the premiere of Toy Story 4.

The Empire star seemed to be soaking in the sun while relaxing with his friends with a cold drink in his hands the entire time.

He’s been open about his past struggles with addiction and admitted he’s struggled since he was 16 years old.

Vacation mode: Chet is on vacation in Greece after going to Spain with his dad, Tom Hanks, for the Toy Story 4 premiere. ‘Shirts minimal for the foreseeable future,’ Chet wrote on Instagram while on vacation

He shared on Instagram in 2015 that he had hit his breaking point and would be going to rehab.

‘A couple months ago I was selling coke [and] doing coke until I couldn’t even snort it up my nose anymore because it was so clogged. I even smoked crack,’ he said.

‘I just really had to take a look at myself and my life and the way s**t was going and all the crazy stupid s**t I was doing and just finally admit to myself that it wasn’t working.’

Chet said his parents supported him every step of the way during his recovery while on The Red Pill Podcast with Van Lathan in October 2018.

‘I love my parents so, so much,’ he said on the show. ‘They did a really, really good job raising me. Good dad, good mom, period. Great dad, great mom. I’m extremely blessed just to have great parents.’ 

Dad mode: The kids were all seen playing in the water, while dad kept watch from the sand to make sure everyone was safe

Meanwhile, the actor was joined by his wife Camila Alves and their three children, Levi, 10, Vida, aged nine, and Livingston, aged six.

The kids were all seen playing in the water, while dad kept watch from the sand to make sure everyone was safe.

Just days before their vacation the couple spoke about their home in Austin, Texas and the foundation they both started together, the Just Keep Living Foundation. The foundation aims at helping high school students be successful by giving them the means to do so.

At play: The friends and family all lounge around on the beach while in Greece. The True Detective star sports a tan while the kids run around on the beach

The couple mainly resides in Austin and despite the city changing rapidly, ‘nobody’s too good and everybody’s good enough,’ McConaughey said in a video with his wife.

‘Now, with our massive growth, we’re more than just a university town and a government town,’ he shared in the video. 

‘We’re a tech town, we’re a business town, we’re a banking town and we’re a congested traffic town – but we don’t honk horns!’ 

 

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Matthew Briggs: What happened to the Premier League’s once-youngest player?

When Fulham midfielder Harvey Elliott became the youngest ever Premier League player last month, it could have sparked an intriguing quiz question.

Who was the previous record holder, and what happened to him?

You would be forgiven if you did not remember the name Matthew Briggs. He held the title for 12 years, having also made his top-flight debut in a Fulham shirt, aged 16 years and 68 days.

Now 28, Briggs has been through setbacks, self-doubt and a spell working on a building site – spending last season with Essex-based Isthmian League Division One North side Maldon & Tiptree – but, in a great twist, is playing in a major international tournament this summer.

BBC Sport sat down with the defender, who wants to climb back through the leagues and hopes a documentary on his story will help other young players learn from his mistakes.

‘I had mates asking for my autograph’

It was Sunday, 13 May 2007 when Briggs replaced Moritz Volz in the 77th minute of Fulham’s 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough, taking the mantle of the Premier League’s youngest player from Aaron Lennon.

The next day, the Londoner was back at school, taking his GCSE exams.

“I had mates asking me for my autograph, and I was saying ‘shut up’,” he joked.

“As time went on, people started to talk about you and you start to realise the greatness of what it is you’ve done.”

Briggs was making headlines but went straight back into the Fulham youth team, not to start another first-team game for more than two and a half years.

“That knocked my confidence straight away and I don’t think I ever came back from that, to be honest,” Briggs said.

“As I was a big boy for my age I feel they treated me like I was already a man, and I was still very young mentally – I was still a kid and I needed that nurturing, support and guidance which I didn’t really get.”

The left-back was still representing England at youth level, though, helping them reach the final of the European Under-19 Championship in 2009 alongside players such as Kyle Walker and Danny Welbeck.

Briggs’ performances in the tournament drew interest from his boyhood club Manchester United.

He recalled: “There were talks with my agent but Fulham had already lost Chris Smalling, Louis Saha and Edwin van der Sar to United, so they set an asking price of something stupid and they weren’t going to pay that for me when I hadn’t done anything in the game yet.

“I did feel bitter about it. I always used to say if they’d let me go my life might have been different now, but I’ve learned to realise you can’t change the past.”

Loan spells at clubs including Peterborough and Watford followed over the coming seasons, while he had racked up 29 appearances – including 10 Europa League starts – for Fulham as he headed towards the end of his contract at Craven Cottage.

“I had a three-year contract offer on the table from Fulham, but then Martin Jol got sacked,” Briggs said.

“I got a bad groin injury that kept me out for the whole year and then obviously he got the sack, which killed me.”

How did Briggs end up at Maldon & Tiptree?

After 13 years at Fulham, Briggs was released at the age of 23, moving to Championship side Millwall. It took some getting used to after playing in a white shirt since he was at primary school.

“I was actually driving into Millwall one morning and found myself on the way to Fulham, thinking ‘where am I going?'” Briggs said.

In January of his first season at The Den, Briggs was loaned out to Colchester – a move which would turn permanent – where he played the most regular professional football of his career to date.

He played 59 times for the U’s in League One and League Two before moving on to Chesterfield for the 2017-18 campaign, where off-field matters made things tough.

“I was driving from Colchester to Chesterfield – about a 10-hour round-trip – every day,” said Briggs, who was taking care of his seriously-ill partner.

“I was leaving at 4am to get to training for 8.30am, and getting back home at 7pm.”

After leaving the Spireites in December 2017, Briggs effectively spent the rest of the season out of the game, and approached this season without a club.

But Wayne Brown, a former coach at Colchester, invited him to join eighth-tier semi-professional side Maldon & Tiptree and, despite his Premier League upbringing, Briggs had no qualms about saying yes.

“My mindset was ‘I’ve got to prove everyone wrong’,” he said.

“I’ve got to have a consistent season, be consistent in my performance and show everybody I’ve still got it and shouldn’t be at this level.”

Though the Essex club were beaten in a play-off final, Briggs scooped their player of the year award and chipped in with a number of goals from full-back.

“It’s only this season at Maldon & Tiptree that all the doubts have gone – I’ve enjoyed my season, the best season I’ve ever had,” he added.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my football – no pressure, no stress, just expressing myself.”

Next season? Briggs would like to climb back up the leagues and build towards a career back in the professional game, but he has bigger fish to fry first…

An unexpected international comeback

Having played through the England age groups up to the under-21s, Briggs had come to terms with the fact he was unlikely to ever represent the senior side.

But he was handed an unexpected international lifeline in 2015 by Guyana, who he is qualified to represent through his grandmother.

“Guyana have a few names who can play for them and I thought, you know what, this could be decent,” Briggs said.

“If we get everybody together we can make a decent team.”

Those players include former Crystal Palace and Bolton midfielder Neil Danns, ex-Reading forward Callum Harriott and Newport winger Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Having last played for them more than four years ago, Briggs is part of Guyana’s 23-man squad for this summer’s Gold Cup – and he started their 4-0 defeat on Wednesday against a USA side featuring Chelsea’s £58m forward Christian Pulisic.

  • From ‘white boy’ to Guyana’s ‘skip’

He said: “This time last year I was working on a building site and to have changed all this around, to then be playing in a big tournament like the Gold Cup means everything to me.”

The culmination of that turnaround has helped Briggs reflect on how far he has come over the past 12 months, even if it meant dropping down to the lowest level of football he has played.

“I was so depressed about it [working on a building site] and my uncle said to me, ‘Listen, just come and work’, so I did and, to be fair, I take my hat off to the construction industry because I learned a lot,” said Briggs.

“I learned how to put walls up, build blocks and do all that. I learned some life skills.

“I thought, ‘Is this what my life has come to?’ No disrespect to the construction industry but playing at 16 in the Premier League to then working a construction job, it’s made me more hungry to turn it back around.”

‘Don’t feel entitled like I did’

Having gone through such a rollercoaster over the past 12 years, how does Briggs reflect on once being the Premier League’s youngest player?

“I don’t really think I dealt with it particularly well – from that day [his debut], that’s when everything started going downhill and the pressure just got to me, I guess,” he said.

“It’s hard for me to look back at it because I used to think I’d failed – I used to hate having that title – but now I look at it as something to be proud of.

“Having it for 12 years, I can always say I was the youngest Premier League player and not a lot of people can say that.”

And what about the successor to his throne, 16-year-old Elliott? What advice can Briggs offer the protege from his own experiences?

“Don’t feel entitled like I did because you made your debut at 16 – you’ve got to keep proving and showing why they put you there in the first place,” he said.

“Be proud of yourself but don’t become complacent – don’t think you’ve made it and if you come back next season and you’re not in the team, it doesn’t mean you’re not good enough.

“You just have to keep working hard and keep proving that you’re deserving.”

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Matthew Perry disheveled as he emerges for the first time in two years

Matthew Perry looks disheveled with long dirty fingernails as he emerges for first time in almost two years while his Friends co-stars live it up in Mexico amid hopes of a reunion

  • Perry, 49, was pictured in New York City on Thursday, the first time he’s been seen since August 2017
  • The Friends star looked unwell, was wearing stained clothing and his hands appeared to be swollen 
  • He sparked concern on Twitter in February after revealing he had been kicked out of therapy 
  • In 2018 he spent three months in hospital after suffering a gastrointestinal perforation
  • The actor has been open about his issues with addiction and depression which got progressively worse in the 1990s when he was filming the hit NBC sitcom 
  • Thursday’s outing came after his former Friends costar Jennifer Aniston recently said she would now be open to a Friends reunion

Matthew Perry has been pictured out in public for the first time in almost two years following his recent health battles. 

But the 49-year-old Friends actor, who has previously battled substance addiction and depression, sparked concern with his appearance as he was seen walking in Manhattan on Thursday looking disheveled and bloated.

The TV funnyman, who spent three months in hospital last year for a ruptured bowel, was seen wearing loose-fitting stained clothes and sporting a large mark on his right cheek.

Alarming: Matthew Perry was pictured out in New York on Thursday looking unwell and disheveled 

Also cause for alarm were Perry’s swollen hands and long unkempt fingernails, hinting that that the actor is struggling with his health once again.  

The much-loved comedian found fame as one of the six Friends in the classic 90s sitcom with Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer. 

And Perry’s appearance was in stark contrast to his former Friends costars Cox and Aniston this week as they looked the picture of health and happiness on a trip to Mexico.

The women, who have remained close since the NBC comedy wrapped in 2004, celebrated Courteney’s 55th birthday in Cabo, hitting the beach in their bikinis with a group of pals. 


Rarely seen: The 49-year-old actor was seen in baggy and stained clothing as he was photographed out for the first time since 2017

Health battle: The much-loved funnyman, who has previously battled addiction and depression, sparked concern with his appearance as he was seen walking in Manhattan

Concerning appearance: The Friends actor looked bloated and displayed long dirty fingernails

Just days earlier Cox and Aniston, 50, reunited with Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom, for a girls’ day during which they snapped a  cheery selfie.  

Meanwhile, Aniston appeared to have a change of heart recently when it came to the idea of a Friends reboot.

During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month, she stated’Well, ‘no’ was getting me nowhere, ‘maybe’ was getting me nowhere. So, I don’t know, I thought I’d try ‘yes.’ See what happened,’ she said, adding that ‘anything can happen.’

She made it clear, however, that there are no immediate plans for a remake.

‘Listen, I told you this, I would do it. The girls would do it and the boys would do it, I’m sure,’ she told DeGeneres.

Convincing Perry, however, might be more difficult as the actor – who played cynical goofball Chandler Bing on the series, told Vanity Fair in 2017 about his fears a Friends remake would be a failure.

Career on hold: Perry spent three months in hospital last summer after he suffered a gastrointestinal perforation but kept his humor about the situation on Twitter 

‘I have this recurring nightmare — I’m not kidding about this. When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares.

‘We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no. The thing is: we ended on such a high. We can’t beat it.’

The Massachusetts born actor hasn’t starred in a movie since 17 Again in 2009 opposite Zac Efron.

Following that he appeared in several TV series including Mr. Sunshine, Go On and The Good Wife but has had no new roles since 2017.


Under the radar: Perry is pictured in Beverly Hills on August 19 2017 (left) the last time he was pictured out in public and in 2016 (right)

The actor sparked concern in February after tweeting that he was kicked out of therapy. 

He offered no more details, even after he was inundated with messages from fans offering their support but eventually followed up the next day writing, ‘Easy guys, it was just one session. I’m back in therapy where I belong.’

It came after the Whole Nine Yards star stayed in hospital in June 2018 for three months after he had surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation. 

Perry told his Twitter followers he had spent the last three months in a hospital bed in a tongue-in-cheek tweet, writing on Twitter, ‘Three months in a hospital bed. Check,’ 

A representative for the star previously confirmed Matthew was having surgery at the time and said: ‘He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals.’


Still Friends: Perry’s appearance was in stark contrast to his former Friends costars Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston who enjoyed a trip to Mexico together this week

Friends reunited: Days earlier the ladies reunited with fellow Friends costar Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay, for a cheery girls date

Concerned: The actor worried his fans in February when he revealed he got kicked out of therapy

Gastrointestinal perforation, also known as ruptured bowel, can occur along any point in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.

The actor is an outspoken addiction recovery advocate after struggling with addictions to alcohol and several prescription drugs during his time on Friends.

In 1997, he completed a 28-day program for Vicodin addiction and he later told Larry King that he took the painkiller ‘mostly just to not drink as much as I was.’

The actor – who has Canadian and American citizenship – lost 20 pounds in 2000 due to pancreatitis. 

In 2001, the actor entered rehab to recover from his use of Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines, and alcohol. 

Ups and downs: He was looking healthier in April 2017 at a screening of The CIrcle

Joey! Perry’s Friends costar Matt LeBlanc, pictured in March, has been keeping busy with TV show Man with a Plan

David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller in Friends, is currently starring in Will & Grace

In 2013 Perry opened up about his addiction battles, telling People: ‘I was on Friends from age 24 to 34. I was in the white-hot flame of fame. The six of us were just everywhere all the time. 

‘From an outsider’s perspective, it would seem like I had it all. It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism,’ he said. ‘It was going on before Friends, but it’s a progressive disease.’

Last year he sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for $12.5million after having bought a $20million luxury penthouse apartment in Century City last year.

TV history: Aniston recently revealed she was warming up to the idea of a Friends reboot but Perry said in 2017 he wouldn’t want to do it

 

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Matthew Wright shares adorable selfie with baby daughter Cassady

Matthew Wright shares adorable selfie with miracle baby daughter Cassady… as he reveals Father’s Day will be ‘hugely emotional’

He welcomed miracle daughter Cassidy in January with wife Amelia after an eight-year IVF battle.

So it was little surprise Matthew Wright proudly showed off his baby girl in an adorable selfie posted on Twitter on Monday.

The TV personality’s, 53, cute snap comes after he revealed in an interview that this year’s Father’s Day is set to be ‘hugely emotional’ for him. 

Daddy’s girl: Matthew Wright proudly showed off his baby girl in an adorable selfie posted on Twitter on Monday

The selfie showed the star lying in bed alongside the 6-month-old tot, with the duo both smiling broadly into the camera.

Captioning the picture, Matthew wrote: ‘Here’s a snap to help you smile thru the week ahead!’ 

The snap was soon flooded with a mass of comments from fans praising the ‘beautiful’ and ‘gorgeous’ image. 

It comes as the talkRADIO host host admitted that this year’s Father’s Day will be ‘hugely emotional’ for him following the death of his own father. 

Oh baby! The TV personality’s cute snap comes after he revealed in an interview that this year’s Father’s Day is set to be ‘hugely emotional’ for him (pictured in February)

He told Hello Magazine: ‘It’s hugely emotional because my dad died 22 years ago. For the first few years after he died, Father’s Day would make me feel very said because everyone was like: “I love my dad, I love my dad.’ And I would think: “I haven’t got a dad anymore”.’

After saying that Father’s Day became ‘irrelevant’ as time went on, Matthew then revealed his sheer emotion when his wife informed him that he’d be celebrating the big day.

He said: ‘I cried because I never thought I’d have anything to do with it again. I’m overjoyed that I’m a father, but it makes me doubly aware of my own father’s absence. ‘

Miracle girl:  Matthew and his wife welcomed Cassady in January, after trying for eight years and enduring six failed IVF attempts and one life-threatening ectopic pregnancy

Matthew and his wife welcomed Cassady in January, after trying for eight years and enduring six failed IVF attempts and one life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. 

In February, the star revealed that he almost missed the birth of his daughter after being stuck in traffic.

Matthew said that he was ‘having kittens’, after coming off air to learn that his wife was in labour with their baby daughter on the other side of London. 

After receiving a text as he finished his radio show, the star hopped in a car to make his way across London from Waterloo to Hammersmith, where Amelia was giving birth at the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital.

He said to Hello magazine at the time: ‘There was a taxi drivers’ strike, every road we went on was stuck and there was no more communication from her.

Close call: In February, the star revealed that he almost missed the birth of his daughter after being stuck in traffic (pictured in January)

‘It took one hour 15 minutes to get from my offices in Waterloo to the hospital in Hammersmith, usually it would be 40 minutes, and I was having kittens.’

Amelia said: ‘My blood pressure suddenly went sky high and they said, ‘This is dangerous, it has to happen now’.

‘They said they would try and wait for Matthew to get there but otherwise they were going to have to start.

‘He needed to get there no later than when he did, or he would have missed it.’

Cassady arrived on January 25, nearly four weeks early, weighing just over 5lbs and Amelia said she keeps pinching herself and that she feels ‘like it’s a rebirth for me’.

Overjoyed: Amelia revealed: ‘I don’t think I even realised how much I’d been through until I had her, and it hit me like a tidal wave’

Meanwhile, Amelia said during an interview on Lorraine in February that the birth had hit her like a ‘tidal wave’.

She confessed to the host: ‘I don’t think I even realised how much I’d been through until I had her, and it hit me like a tidal wave. So many losses, and you finally have your baby. So many tears!’

Matthew – who was previously adamant he didn’t want children – was a changed man, looking happier than ever as he described life in the ‘blissful baby bubble’

Cooing over his little girl as Amelia held her on the sofa, he enthused: ‘Everything is such a cliche, it’s a journey, a rollercoaster so many lows and giddy highs!’ 

Matthew has been with his second wife Amelia, a Sony music executive, since 2007 and they have been married since 2010. 

Happy couple: Matthew has been with his second wife Amelia, a Sony music executive, since 2007 and they have been married since 2010 (pictured in 2010)

 

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Hilary Duff: Fiance Matthew Koma 'Knows He Comes Third' to My Kids

Crystal clear! Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma got engaged last month, but the DJ knows where he stands when it comes to his fiancée’s family.

“I think having a baby definitely brought us even closer together and we feel happier and more in love than ever and so [the engagement] felt right,” the Younger star, 31, told Us Weekly exclusively at Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land’s L.A. Press Day last week. “We are looking forward to our long future together. He kind of surprised me and I was like, ‘Yes! Of course! You’re my favorite person in the whole entire world outside of my kids.’”

Duff added with a giggle: “He knows he comes third.”

She and the “Hard to Love” singer, 32, welcomed their daughter, Banks, in October 2018. The Lizzie McGuire alum already shares Luca, 7, with her ex-husband, Mike Comrie.

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The actress opened up to Us about her baby’s milestones. “She knows what she wants and she gets it,” Duff said. “Like the first time she crawled, Luca was in the door and she saw him in the door frame and … she just wanted to get to him! That’s how she figured out how to put one arm in front of the other and I’m just like, ‘You are an animal. You are a go-getter.’”

The “So Yesterday” singer, who is enjoying dressing up her “paper doll,” started dating Koma in late 2016. After breaking up in March 2017, the couple reconciled in the fall.

“I think [if] you have history and a past with someone and love — and just because it doesn’t work out the first time, the second time, as long as there’s not too much damage done — then, it can always work out again,” Duff explained on The Talk at the time.

Season 6 of Younger premieres on June 12 on TV Land at 10 p.m. E.T.

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Matthew Daddario & Esther Kim Have the IndyCar Experience Ahead of Indy 500

Matthew Daddario poses with wife Esther Kim just after participating in the IndyCar Experience event held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend in Indianapolis, Ind.

The longtime couple took part in the event, which gives fans a chance to ride along in one of the race cars ahead of the world-famous race.

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“Congrats to all the drivers and their teams at the #indy500 this weekend!” Matt shared on Twitter afterwards. “Incredible finish this year. Had an awesome time starting the race with the legend @MarioAndretti in the two seater thanks to the people at @Honda. I’ll be back next year!”

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Texas runner Matthew Boling sets national high school record in 100-meter dash

AUSTIN, Texas — Houston Strake Jesuit sprinter Matthew Boling was the star of the University Interscholastic League Track and Field Championships on Saturday and he did not disappoint.

The Georgia-bound senior, who made waves nationally with a wind-aided 9.98-second run in the 100-meter dash at the Region IV-6A meet two weeks ago, topped a stacked field with a national-record time of 10.13 seconds.

The mark is the new UIL State Meet Record and ties the overall Texas 100-meter record, set by Derrick Florence of Galveston Ball in 1986.

The crowd rose to its feet in anticipation.

"Whenever I look up and see the crowd get up and start videoing, it gets me hyped," Boling said. "That's what I love about the 100. Everyone comes to watch it and it's really fun."

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Henry Neal's 29-year old record has fallen! Say hello to the new fastest HS student athlete EVER, Matthew Boling of Houston Strake Jesuit HS! New #UILState & national record holder in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.13 pic.twitter.com/rqmdZKH03R

Boling's star power was visible by the amount of camera phones that recorded the record run and the flow of fans that exited midway through the meet at the completion of his run.

"The buildup and anticipation was a lot of adrenaline, but a lot of fun," he said.

The time was wind legal and followed Boling's gold in the Class 6A long jump.

Strake Jesuit's Matthew Boling pushes himself at the end of the Boys 6A 100 Meter Dash to set a state and national record at the UIL State Track & Field Championships in Austin Saturday May 11, 2019. (Photo: Ronald W. Erdrich/Reporter-News)

On his first jump of the day, Boling jumped 25 feet, 1½ inches to take the lead.

On his second jump, Boling pushed the mark to beat out to 25-4½ and then passed on his third jump of preliminaries.

None of the other competitors threatened and Boling was able to conserve energy for the record push later Saturday evening.

Boling was also a member of Strake Jesuit's 400-meter relay, which was disqualified for an exchange-zone violation.

Mainly known as a quarter-miler and mile relay runner before this season, Boling still had the 1,600-meter relay in which to compete Saturday night.

"I really wanted to do well at state. Unfortunately, we didn't do what we wanted to do on the 4×1, but we just have to keep focus on the 4×4 and try to score a lot of points (in the team race,)" Boling said.

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How Matthew Morrison’s 18-Month-Old Son Is Following in His Dad’s Footsteps

Like father, like son! Matthew Morrison’s 18-month-old baby boy, Revel, is already taking after his dad.

“He is a dancer through and through. He loves dance” the Glee alum, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively on Wednesday, April 17. “I love watching him dance. We get up every morning and have a dance party.”

In fact, the little one has already learned how to fist pump. “That’s his move now. He’s learning,” the actor told Us, adding that he loves Disney songs, especially.

Morrison and his wife, Renee Puente, welcomed their son in October 2017. “To my Newborn Child, Revel James Makai Morrison: Your Mama and Papa got this!!” the Tony nominee wrote on Instagram at the time. “Trust in us to guide and protect you always. To lay the tracks so your choo choo train will run smoothly throughout this world. You will have all the tools to soar! We love you, and are so thankful for your arrival! The adventures are just beginning…”

So what has fatherhood taught him so far? “I think the really surprising thing is, and in not a good or bad way, just how much time I had before,” the singer, who is officiating the Funeral for a Tree on Thursday, April 25, told Us. “I was complaining before, like, ‘Oh, gosh, I don’t have time to do this stuff.’ I had so much time to do stuff. Now I’m like, ‘I really don’t have time.’”

He added: “We’re figuring out how to manage our lives and how to schedule. I’m not really good at scheduling things. I’m surprised I made it here today.”

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The dancer, who took off of work for the majority of the first year of his son’s life to practice being “present and proactive,” married Puente, 34, in 2014.

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Matthew Wolfenden health: Symptoms of the Emmerdale actor’s past condition

Matthew Wolfenden, 38, became a part of the Emmerdale cast in 2006 playing the recurring role of David Metcalfe in the ITV show. Over the last 13 years, the star has become entangled in a number of different storylines, one of which involved his character’s health. In 2016, David highlighted the issue of testicular cancer. What some fans of the actor may not know is Matthew’s had his own health struggles in the past.

From the age of 23 to around 31, Matthew Wolfenden suffered with depression

From the age of 23 to around 31, the soap star suffered with depression.

Opening up to the panel on ITV’s Loose Women last year, Matthew revealed there were various things going on in his life when he was 23 which led him to going to see a doctor.

He revealed: “I’d gone through quite a big operation and I’d spent a lot of time laid up in bed in a small flat in London.

“And I got lower an lower and lower, and I had to quit my job. I was in the West End as a dancer at the time – I had to take a sabbatical from that.

“I was getting lower and lower and lower, and I just went and said, ‘listen, this is how I feel, I don’t feel great.’”

Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days, explains the NHS.

It adds: “Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

“Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They’re wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn’t a sign of weakness or something you can ‘snap out of’ by ‘pulling yourself together’.

“The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.”

Matthew was given antidepressants by his doctor, which the health body recommends as treatment for moderate or severe depression.

The star was on antidepressants for eight years. He said: “They do work, they’re not a magic pill, you still have your very, very dark times…you have to come off them very gradually.

“If you came off them straight away, there’s some really nasty side-effects.”

While the antidepressants helped, Matthew began to recovery fully from depression with talking therapy.

He said: “It wasn’t until my now wife said to me, ‘maybe you should get some talking therapy, some CBT.’”

CBD stands for cognitive behavioural therapy, and is used to help manage stress, anxiety, phobias and depression.

Symptoms of depression

The symptoms of depression can be complex, according to Bupa, and may affect everyone in different ways.

It says: “The two core symptoms of depression are having a low mood (feeling down or hopeless) along with losing interest or pleasure form doing things.”

The symptoms can manifest themselves as feelings and physical symptoms. For the full list, visit Bupa. 

If you experience the symptoms of depression for most of the day, every day, for more than two weeks, see your GP.

Another Emmerdale star who’s spoken about their health condition in the past is Jeff Hordley.

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Who is Matthew Le Nevez, what else has The Widow actor been in and is he married?

THE Widow has gripped the nation and one of the stars of the show is Matthew Le Nevez.

But just who is he? And what else has he been in? We have the lowdown,

Who is Matthew Le Nevez?

Matthew "Matt" Le Nevez, 40,  was born January 10, 1979 and is an Australian actor.

He is best known for his roles as Doctor Patrick Reid in the TV series Offspring and as Detective Brian Dutch in the Tasmanian Gothic sci-fi television show The Kettering Incident.

In 2015 he starred alongside Christina Ricci in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.

When can you watch Matthew on The Widow?

Matthew will be on the second episode of The Widow TONIGHT (April 9, 2019) at 9pm.

The show kicked off on April 8, 2019 – you can watch this episode on the ITV Hub now.

After this, the show will be on Mondays and Tuesdays over the next month.

Matt plays Will, who is Georgia's husband who was believed to have died in a plane crash, until she spots him on TV three years later.

Is Matthew married?

Matthew isn't married, but he is in a longterm relationship.

He met his partner Michelle Monique Smith in 2014.

Their son Levi was born that same year.

 

 

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When Matthew Morrison Will Let His Son Watch Him in His ‘Prime’ on ‘Glee’

Looking ahead! Matthew Morrison starred on Glee for all six seasons, but his 17-month-old son, Revel, hasn’t seen a single episode.

“Eventually, when he’s able to really understand what’s going on, it’s going to be fun to actually sit down and watch all the seasons of it,” the Good Wife alum, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Spring Benefit for Room to Grow Opens a New Window. , a nonprofit working with low-income families who are raising young children in New York City and Boston, on Thursday, April 4. “He’ll be like, ‘What?’ I think he’ll be blown away just like everyone was, the first round of it.”

The Emmy nominee, who admitted that even he hasn’t “seen every episode” of the show, is excited for Revel to see “his dad in his prime.”

Morrison and his wife, Renee Puente, welcomed their baby boy in October 2017.

“To my Newborn Child, Revel James Makai Morrison: Your Mama and Papa got this!!” the actor captioned an Instagram photo cradling his newborn at the time. “Trust in us to guide and protect you always. To lay the tracks so your choo choo train will run smoothly throughout this world. You will have all the tools to soar! We love you, and are so thankful for your arrival! The adventures are just beginning…”

Now more than a year into fatherhood, Morrison told Us how having a baby has changed the way he performs. “Songs have a deeper meaning to me,” he said. “I’m not necessarily singing them about my son, in most songs, but he’s there. He’s a part of the performance and in everything I do now. I think the work that I do is on a much deeper level and that’s thanks to him.”

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Matthew Wright and wife Amelia reveal 'overwhelming joy' after struggling to have a baby as newborn daughter Cassady makes TV debut

Matthew, 53, admitted the couple wept "tears of joy" after the miracle birth, following eight years of trying to start a family.

Amelia, 42, cradled Cassady and Lorraine Kelly cooed over the tot, who was conceived after six IVF attempts.

Amelia said: "To finally have her and hold her in my arms after all that time trying… it's like a dream."

Matthew added: “We are weeping tears of joy, I’m so happy…it’s the strongest emotional connection. It is a bubble at the moment, all you do is eat sleep and baby.

"It is a journey and a rollercoaster, with some huge lows and some giddy highs. One of the loveliest things, social media…to have the outpouring of love from people.”

Fans gushed over the couple online and one wrote on Twitter: "Lovely to see Mathew And Amelia Wright with their gorgeous baby they both look completely besotted with her,cherish every moment because they grow so fast."

Another added: "What a lovely couple, Matthew Wright and wife are. Beautiful baby Cassidy. Enjoy"

Amelia explained baby Cassady had to stay in a special care unit to begin with in hospital as she was born prematurely.

She said: "It was devastating seeing her hooked up to the machines. I had the C section and then I sat there for an hour staring at her, it was very emotional, but she bounced back quickly."

The couple married in 2010, after Amelia had an ectopic pregnancy in 2009 having fallen pregnant with twins.

Their seventh attempt saw them have to decide whether to donate their last embryo to medical science or to try pregnancy one more time.

Back in September, Matthew and Amelia appeared on Lorraine and she explained: "We had an embryo in the freezer for six years.

"We were talking about donating it to medical science because I wasn't sure if I could go through another round of heartbreak and disappointment.

"When it came down to it, I couldn't give it up. I had to just give it one last shot."

After being played a montage of clips from celebrity pals sending their love and support to the couple, Matthew said he was "completely overwhelmed".


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Matthew Wright gushes over 'beautiful' newborn daughter Cassady but admits wife Amelia suffered complications before birth

Following an eight year struggle with IVF, the radio host, 53, and his partner Amelia welcomed their first child on Friday.

The tot was born a month premature and the host revealed that he rushed to be by his wife's side.

He told talkRADIO: "I think babies are generally really ugly, but mine, mine is beautiful. I've said it.

"She cried which is good, and because she's premature she has to feed every three hours.

"Luckily, Amelia is still in hospital which means I don't have to do any of it."

The presenter added: "It's all very, very strange I have to say. Amelia is doing good – she suffered pre-eclampsia which is why I had to rush from the studio on Friday."

 

Cassady weighed in at five and a half pounds, and Amelia is still in hospital with the little one.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the baby's name, Matthew said: "It has nothing to do with David Cassady. Neal Cassady is the inspiration, otherwise known as Dean Moriarty.

"If you're a fan of Jack Kerouac's famous beat novel On the Road, Neil Cassady is the anti-hero, he's the loser that everybody loves.

"It's an Irish name, Irish descent with the a, means curly hair. Which Amelia underneath her straightened hair beats a curly vixen."

The couple had tried to have kids several times after Amelia had an ectopic pregnancy in 2009 having fallen pregnant with twins, which Matthew previously said had nearly killed her.

He revealed on Friday that he had been sent a text from his other half that they would having the baby – but only after he had finished his TalkRADIO show.

She messaged him saying: “Ok we are having a baby this evening or basically as soon as you get here. you will be taken to the labour ward and given blue pyjamas to wear. Xx”

The former presenter of Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff previously told The Sun Online he was embracing the prospect of fatherhood, despite always being honest about never wanting children.

Amelia announced the pregnancy on Twitter last September, writing: "After eight challenging years of IVF, we are thrilled to announce that on our last roll of the dice, we got lucky and are expecting a baby girl. Woo hoo! @Matthew_Wright."


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Matthew McConaughey Gets Bruises From This Parenting Strategy

Alright alright alright! Is it just us, or does Matthew McConaughey seem like he’d be the chillest, most laid-back dad of all time? Case in point: On Jan. 21, the actor and father of three told Ellen DeGeneres that his youngest son often has trouble using his words. No problem, though: McConaughey says a good old-fashioned family wrestling match works wonders.

Texas native McConaughey spoke warmly of his youngest child with wife Camila Alves — son Livingston, now 6 — during his appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show.

“He’s a literal handful, meaning he’s the comedian as well as the bruiser,” Serenity actor McConaughey stated. ”He sometimes doesn’t like to use his words enough to get his point across. He gets a little of that from me. I like to wrestle. We have a wrestling mat. When you come in the door that’s what we have out there, so if someone’s got really something that they want to contest and they don’t want to talk about it, let’s go up on the wrestling mat, gang.”

Let’s go up on the wrestling mat, gang. McConaughey, you’re slaying us. We may all have to buy Lincoln cars and build family wrestling rings after this.

Don’t worry one bit about Livingston or his siblings though. McConaughey was quick to reassure host DeGeneres that the only one getting bruised and banged up is him: “I’m the one who comes out of it with the bruises,” he laughed.

McConaughey also once tossed his other son, Levi (then six months, now 10), to Alves to save the baby from a charging mountain ram. And you think we’re kidding.

Oscar winner McConaughey and wife Alves also share a daughter, Vida, 9. We’re hoping everybody gets some time on the fam’s wrestling mat, because seriously, how great is that? We’re especially hoping Alves gets some special “wrestling time,” after the kids are asleep. Um. Did we type that out loud?

We have a very fond place in our hearts for Alves, who posted this pie on her Instagram feed in November. I mean, could there be a funnier, cooler set of parents? How did we miss out on this parent lottery?

Extra cool points (like they need to rack up any more) for these two ridiculously photogenic, bongo-owning parents: they recently took Levi and some of his buddies to see Levi’s favorite band, BTS, in concert.

“Levi wanted to go see BTS for his birthday,” McConaughey explained. “They’re South Korean, and my son is walking around the house months before he wants to go to this concert, and he knows all the songs. He was rapping Korean.” OF COURSE HE IS.

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Matthew McConaughey Gets ‘Bruises’ From This Parenting Tactic

When it comes to parenting, communication is key. But in Matthew McConaughey’s household, so is wrestling!

The father of three opened up about his youngest son, Livingston, 6, during a Monday, January 21, appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “He’s a literal handful, meaning he’s the comedian as well as the bruiser,” McConaughey said. ”He sometimes doesn’t like to use his words enough to get his point across. He gets a little of that from me. I like to wrestle. We have a wrestling mat. When you come in the door that’s what we have out there, so if someone’s got really something that they want to contest and they don’t want to talk about it, let’s go up on the wrestling mat, gang.”

But before anyone could come after the Serenity actor for this extremely hands-on parenting tactic, the Texas native was quick to point out that his son doesn’t get hurt!

“I’m the one who comes out of it with the bruises,” he admitted.

McConaughey, who also shares Levi, 10, and Vida, 9, with his wife Camila Alves, didn’t reveal whether the other members of his brood like to duke it out on the mat, but he did share the incredible gift he gave Levi for his birthday in July.

The Oscar winner and his wife brought their eldest and a couple of his friends to see his favorite group in concert.

“Levi wanted to go see BTS for his birthday,” McConaughey said. “They’re South Korean, and my son is walking around the house months before he wants to go to this concert, and he knows all the songs. He was rapping Korean.”

After all that build-up, the concert did not disappoint. “We had a blast,” the actor said. “We got out of our seats, we got right down in the pit and we broke a sweat dancing.”



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Matthew Rhys: How Much Is 'The Americans' and 'Perry Mason' Star Worth?

Matthew Rhys accepts the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for ‘The Americans’ onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

At the start of 2013, Matthew Rhys was relatively unknown as far as U.S. audiences were concerned. Even though he’d been in Brothers and Sisters and logged over 25 credits in films and TV series, the Welsh actor hadn’t yet had that breakthrough role. All that changed when Rhys landed the part of Philip Jennings on FX”s The Americans.

Playing alongside Keri Russell, whom he began dating soon enough, Rhys became one of the driving forces behind the critically acclaimed spy drama. Not surprisingly, his fortunes took a turn for the better shortly thereafter. A part in Burnt with Bradley Cooper came in 2015; another in The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks followed in 2015.

By 2018, after three consecutive Emmy nominations for The Americans, Rhys landed his first major acting award. In 2019, audiences will again see him alongside Hanks and in another project starring as Perry Mason. Here’s a look at Rhys’s top paydays and his estimated net worth.

Over $5 million in earnings for ‘The Americans’

When noting the difference between TV and film work, Patricia Arquette once said film work was a chance to do what you love while recurring television jobs were the way to build wealth. Rhys likely knows what she meant by that. After locking down his role on The Americans, Rhys could count on a reported $75,000 per episode salary for the better part of six years.

All told, his total take for the series (75 episodes) likely exceeded $5 million. Meanwhile, his roles in feature films have gotten bigger. In fact, his part in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood alongside Hanks may be his biggest to date. (He plays a journalist assigned to write a story on Mr. Rogers. After going in cynical, Rogers wins him over.)

Rhys also landed the lead in the Robert Downey Jr.-produced Perry Mason headed to HBO in the coming year. It doesn’t take an accountant to figure Rhys’s bank accounts will swell in the coming years. He’s already off to a great start.

Rhys’s net worth estimated at $5-7 million

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys attend “The Americans” Season 6 Premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on March 16, 2018 in New York City. | Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Several years ago, Celebrity Net Worth pegged Rhys’s fortune at $2 million. At the time, he’d only been working on The Americans for a short time. With all those earnings and the film roles he’s landed in the past five years, it’s safe to say they number has grown.

In 2019, he’ll play alongside Adam Driver and Jon Hamm in The Report in addition to the Hanks film. Shooting has already finished on both projects, so fans will definitely be able to catch Rhys on the big screen later this year. (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood arrives in October.)

Of course, you’ll always be able to find him on The Americans, which looks poised to take its place among the best series of the decade. With that show on his record and several major projects coming out soon, we doubt Matthew Rhys will be an unknown actor ever again.

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Texas alum Matthew McConaughey to be ‘Minister of Culture’ for Longhorns’ basketball arena

The University of Texas is set to open a new basketball arena and entertainment facility in 2021 — and it's using one of its most famous alums to help with the fan experience. 

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey (Class of 1993) has been tabbed as the venue's “Minister of Culture,” which the school says will help "create a fan experience unlike any other."

Now there aren't too many Ministers of Culture in the college basketball world, and the school didn't make clear what McConaughey's duties would entail, but somehow it all seems fitting in a city whose motto is "Keep Austin Weird."

The on-campus arena will have a capacity of 10,000 for men's and women's basketball games, but it will be capable of expanding to 15,000 seats for touring concerts and shows.

“It’s time to raise the bar. It’s time to excel, on the court and in the stands. It’s time for an authentic home court advantage for our Longhorn basketball teams," McConaughey said in a news release.

No word on whether the arena will include a magic mic.

The university is building the $338 million venue in partnership with ArenaCo — a corporation in which McConaughey and concert promoter Live Nation are invested. 

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'Kingsman 3' is Set For Next Year With Matthew Vaughn Returning to Write and Direct

Kingsman 3 will “maketh” its way to the big screen in November of next year. Director Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman are on board to return for the third Kingsman film, which will close out the comic book adaptation trilogy that first began in 2014.

20th Century Fox has set the Kingsman 3 release date for November 8, 2019, according to Deadline. The Exhibitor Relations Twitter first broke the news of the third Kingsman film’s release, which comes two years after Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

The third Kingsman film, currently going by the title Kingsman 3, will reportedly be the “capper” for the series, bringing Vaughn’s trilogy of super-spy films to a close. Since the first film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was released in 2014, Vaughn has said that he has a plan in place for multiple films along with several spin-offs, including a film called Kingsman: The Great Game following the British spy organization in the ’90s, and a TV series. But in an interview with Empire earlier this year, Vaughn said Kingsman 3 will act as “the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship.”

Based on the comics by Mark Millar, who is currently developing a comic book brand exclusively for Netflix, Kingsman: The Secret Service follows the street-smart British delinquent Eggsy (Taron Egerton, in his breakout role), who is handpicked by agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) to join a secret cabal of super spies who abide by a code of “manners” and uber-violence. The second film Kingsman: The Golden Circle took us across the seas to the sister organization in America, following the death of the majority of the British Kingsman group. That leaves plenty of possibilities for the story of the third Kingsman.

I was a fan of the over-the-top take of the spy story in Kingsman: The Secret Service, but its sequel was a huge letdown, squandering the talents of its charming stars with a nonsensical plot and a truly offensive message. It doubled down on the slick ultraviolence of the first film in the most artificial way possible, giving us the gratuitous without gratification. I only hope that Kingsman 3 will be better.

Kingsman 3 opens in theaters on November 8, 2019.

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Matthew Wright reveals he'll be a stay-at-home dad when his wife gives birth to IVF miracle baby

The couple announced their happy news earlier this month after trying IVF for the final time.

Matthew, 53, and Amelia, 42 will welcome their baby girl on Valentine’s Day next year.

The TV host, who left The Wright Stuff after 18 years in June, is now looking forward to the challenge of parenting.

He told Hello! Magazine: “I'm excited – and terrified.

“I've only ever held two babies in my entire life!

Now I can envisage becoming the primary carer when Amelia returns to work.”

He described their final IVF treatment as “our final roll of the dice” and said they had “waited a long time for this moment”.

Matthew, who now hosts a show on talkRADIO, added: “Every day we keep pinching ourselves because we can hardly believe it's finally happening.”

The couple, who married in 2010, have tried for a family for many years after Amelia had an ectopic pregnancy in 2009 having fallen pregnant with twins.

She said: “I felt an explosion inside of me, and thought, 'That's it, I'm dying.'

“It was terrifying. I could see my life flash before me and knew that if doctors had waited to operate, I wouldn't make it to the morning.”

Amelia underwent IVF treatment and fell pregnant six more times, but sadly she miscarried.

Their seventh attempt saw them have to decide whether to donate their last embryo to medical science, or to try pregnancy one more time.

Amelia said: “I couldn't bring myself to give it up.

“Without any expectation, I wanted one last shot.”

You can read Matthew and Amelia’s full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now.



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Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys tease about splitting up if they didn’t both get Emmy noms

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys tease about splitting up if they didn’t both get Emmy noms in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight.

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Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell found love on the set of "The Americans," and at the end of the show’s final season, both stars were honored with Emmy nominations —  which might have been vital for the couple’s relationship.

ET’s Nancy O’Dell caught up with the pair on the red carpet at this year’s Emmy Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where they joked that they were really glad they both got nominated.

"It keeps equilibrium in the relationship," joked Rhys, who was nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while Russell was nominated for Lead Actress.

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Rhys added that it was Russell who suggested "that if one of us didn’t, we would [just break up.]"

"Well, it’s just the simplest way," Russell quipped.

Getting a little more serious, Rhys had nothing but joy for the opportunity to sit alongside his lady love at the star-studded event.

"It’s great. We’ve been on this incredible journey together and this is like, as she calls it, fancy prom," Rhys shared.

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While they both got nominated, Russell admitted that she’d have no problem at all if Rhys was the only one to take home a statuette

"I’d be happy for you to go speak and I wouldn’t have to speak," Russell shared. However, both stars revealed that they hadn’t planned or written out acceptance speeches.

If either (or both) do win, their celebration is probably going to be very low key.

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"We usually do something really classy," Rhys said. "Like when we got nominated, we literally went to the fridge and I said, ‘There’s half a quesadilla and one Pacifico,’ and that’s what we had… but we were happy. [We have] simple tastes."

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of The Mickey Mouse Club, which Russell was a part of along with stars like Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears — however, she said she didn’t even realize that it had already been a quarter of a century.

Although to celebrate the milestone, Russell joked that she was going to seek out Timberlake during the Emmys.

"I’m gonna sneak out with Justin tonight. That cool with you?" Russell teased her partner.

"Well, it wouldn’t be the first time," Rhys deadpanned with perfection.

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Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

Nichole Worley looks out from her home in Lumberton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, as rains from Hurricane Florence threaten the neighborhood with flooding. Two years ago, Worley’s house, and most of the houses around her, took in water up to its eaves during Hurricane Matthew. “I don’t think we can stand another one,” she says. “I can’t do this again.” (AP Photo/David Goldman)

LUMBERTON, N.C. –  She takes a break from hauling rugs and family heirlooms into the attic to look out the front door and watch it rain and rain and rain some more.

Nichole Worley studies the house across the street, abandoned and boarded up, and the creek just behind it that made it that way. It jumped its banks during Hurricane Matthew two years ago, which drowned her neighborhood, one of the poorest communities in one of the poorest counties in North Carolina.

Half of her neighbors never came back. Now she’s watching the rain pound down again, terrified the other half may flee and also not return.

"I can’t go through this again," she says, wondering what little Lumberton and its 21,000 souls did to deserve all of this and how much more one town can take.

As Hurricane Florence roars across the Carolina coast, her town 70 miles from the sea is once again among those worrying state authorities most.

Forecasters warn rain will pour on them for days and the Lumber River that cuts through the middle of the city will continue to rise and likely spill out again. The flood could be as bad as the one two years ago that inundated entire neighborhoods and major highways. People were rescued from rooftops. Worley’s house, and most of those around her, took in water up to the eaves.

"I don’t think we can stand another one," she says. "I can’t do this again."

Lumberton, once the backbone of America’s textile manufacturing economy, has long been battered by a drumbeat of bad news.

First it was the withering of the blue-collar economy that plunged many rural communities like this one into poverty. The largest employer here, a Converse shoe plant that employed 3,000, shuttered. Other factories and mills closed, too. Unemployment rates shot up, and now 70 percent of the county’s children live in poverty.

Then came Hurricane Matthew.

"If you would have told me three years ago that there would be a biblical flood in Lumberton, I wouldn’t have believed you," says Donnie Douglas, the editor of the local newspaper, the Robesonian. He took doughnuts to a staff meeting a few days ago, telling employees he only brings treats for a once-in-a-lifetime flood. Now he’s brought doughnuts twice in two years. "I guess we need to build an ark."

His newspaper on Friday reported the Lumber River was expected to rise to 24 feet by Sunday, far above its flood level and on par with what it reached during Matthew.

"People are tired," Douglas says. "I’m tired. Our community has gotten swatted around."

He points to hopeful signs that this storm might not be as devastating: The river is lower than when the rains came in 2016, so there’s optimism it could stay in its banks. Emergency shelters filled up fast, an indication that people might be taking this storm more seriously. National Guard and city employees stacked 5,000 sandbags under an interstate overpass Friday afternoon, near where floodwaters swept into the city in 2016; ordinary civilians braved the rain and wind and falling trees to help.

But even if the city avoids another catastrophe, the threat of it and the days of waiting are causing residents to relive the nightmare, Douglas says. Lumberton is in the Bible Belt, where many believe that God will deliver them only as much as they can handle, and Douglas is certain a second calamity might test that faith for many.

"The county collectively is traumatized by what happened," he says. "And what might be happening again."

Alexis Haggins initially thought she’d stay put in the apartment she shares with two friends in a low-lying area devastated in 2016. The elementary school around the corner was deemed a total loss, shuttered and now sits abandoned. Many of the houses remain vacant and boarded up.

But then she couldn’t stop reliving that terrible day when Matthew’s floods came. She was driving when all of a sudden the water was up to her windows and the car started drifting. Haggins jumped out and took off on foot. She was beaten by falling limbs and pelting rain. Power lines fell around her, and she was sure she would be electrocuted. The mud sucked off her shoes, so she walked for miles barefoot until her soles were so bruised she could barely stand for days.

On Friday, she felt panic bubbling up. She imagined herself again up to her waist in water, fearing certain death. "If I would have to walk out of this house and into a flood, I would probably just drop to my knees and start crying," she says. "I can’t do it again. I can’t. I would just give up."

So she and her two roommates, Da-Rosh Wimbush and Shewanna Lewis, started frantically packing for a last-minute evacuation to Charlotte. Lewis, a mother of two toddlers, also lost everything in Matthew. They all moved in together to try to rebuild their lives.

In most disasters, the poor suffer disproportionately, and it is no different here. The neighborhoods struggling to rebuild after Matthew are the same neighborhoods most at risk to flood again. Haggins was barely getting by back then, crashing with friends. After the water receded, she tried to go collect the little she owned from her friends’ houses, but they’d all flooded and everything she had in the world was gone.

"I had to start from the bottom again," Haggins says. "And I was already on the bottom so I’m lower than the bottom."

"It was devastating," Lewis agrees. "I can’t afford to lose anything else."

The women pack the few possessions that fit in the car, stacking everything else on top of bunkbeds and countertops, and head for Charlotte — praying for the best.

Nearby, Nichole Worley decides at what point she’d be willing to leave: not until the flood reaches the bolts on the wheels of her car in the driveway.

She’s watching the rain, and it reminds her of the day two years ago when she finally fled. Her mother had congestive heart failure and was on dialysis; she was panting and choking. The power had been out for days. They realized they couldn’t wait any longer, so Worley and her husband put her mother in the car and tried to make it through the flood.

She put her arm out the window and could feel the water around them. They somehow made it across a crumbling bridge to get to the hospital, and just in time. The doctors said her mother could have died in minutes.

"God must have been on our side," she says.

They eventually returned to an unlivable house. Her husband borrowed against his 401(k) to rebuild and replace what they’d lost. Her mother died months later, and now her house is crammed with her mother’s things, which she can’t bear the thought of losing. So her nieces and nephews, waiting out Florence in her house, help her carry each piece one-by-one to the attic, just in case the water reaches the wheels and they have to go.

Worley and her husband have talked for years about leaving Lumberton. They almost didn’t come back after Hurricane Matthew. So many of her neighbors stayed gone, their homes boarded up, that this neighborhood she’s known all her life felt suddenly foreign and unfamiliar.

She worries if it floods again, it might just disappear.

So she stood at the door, watching for the water to come.

"The less I see," she says, "the happier I am."

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Friends star Matthew Perry secretly spent three MONTHS in hospital

Friends star Matthew Perry reveals he secretly spent THREE MONTHS in hospital after undergoing surgery

Matthew Perry secretly stayed in hospital for three months after he had surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation.

The Friends star, 48, told his 1,180,000 Twitter followers he had spent the last three months in a hospital bed in a tongue-in-cheek tweet.

‘Three months in a hospital bed. Check,’ he wrote on Twitter.

Revealed: Matthew Perry secretly stayed in hospital for three months after he had surgery to repair a gastrointestinal perforation

Gastrointestinal perforation, also known as ruptured bowel, can occur along any point in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. 


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Symptoms of a ruptured bowel include severe abdominal pain and sometimes requires emergency surgery. Possible causes can include trauma from a knife wound or eating a sharp object. It can lead to sepsis and can be fatal.

The revelation Matthew spent three months in hospital comes after a representative confirmed he was taken to an LA-based hospital for the procedure in August.

Speaking out: ‘Three months in a hospital bed. Check,’ he wrote on Twitter

Explained: The Friends star, 48, told his 1,180,000 Twitter followers he had spent the last three months in a hospital bed in a tongue-in-cheek tweet (pictured in NYC, April 2017)

‘He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals,’ the statement read.

The actor is an outspoken addiction recovery advocate after struggling with addictions to alcohol and several prescription drugs during his time on Friends.

In 1997, he completed a 28-day program for Vicodin addiction and he later told Larry King that he took the painkiller ‘mostly just to not drink as much as I was.’

Honest: The actor is an addiction recovery advocate after struggling with addictions to alcohol and several prescription drugs during his time on Friends (in NYC, March 2017)

In 2001, the actor entered a rehab to recover from his use of Vicodin, methadone, amphetamines, and alcohol.

Matthew found fame as one of the six Friends in the classic 90s sitcom with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer.

Earlier this year, he sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for $12.5million after having bought a $20million luxury penthouse apartment in Century City last year.

Stronger together: Matthew found fame as one of the six Friends in the classic 90s sitcom with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer

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Matthew McConaughey Says He Once Saved His Son From This Wild Animal

They say real life is stranger than fiction, and when it comes to Matthew McConaughey that is certainly the case. Why? Well, as the actor recently revealed, he once saved his son from a ram.

A charging ram.

The revelation came about during a round of “True Confessions” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — the segment is a game in which players take turns guessing whether or not other players’ stories are true. And McConaughey’s story was simple: “I [once] got charged by a mountain ram at the edge of the Grand Canyon and had to throw my 6-month-old child 15 feet through the air — to my wife — to save him."

After a minute of questions by Fallon himself and The Roots’ Tariq Trotter, Fallon determined McConaughey’s story was true and Trotter determined his story was a lie. But as McConaughey quickly revealed, the story was an absolute fact.

"You know what? That is 100 percent true," McConaughey said.

According to McConaughey, he and his wife, Camila Alves, were enjoying a picnic with their eldest son, Levi, now 10, and their dog when a ram appeared. Since the dog was provoking the ram, McConaughey shooed the animal away before tossing then-6-month-old Levi to his wife, who was on the other side. But McConaughey was still in the beast’s path, so he did what anyone would do: He hid behind a bush.

“I grabbed this little branch and I get behind it and it’s this cherry bush, and it’s about as big as my pinky, and I’m like, ‘This is not gonna save me at all,’” McConaughey explained. “And so I squared off and just tried to go as Yoda as I could with this ram and just say, ‘Not me, whatever it is,’ and he was kicking dirt and everything,” the actor explained.

Eventually, the ram ran off, and it was then that McConaughey realized why the animal was so aggressive: “His harem was on the other side. We were between him and all his ladies and he didn’t want any other male scent on his mountain," and who can blame him — especially when that man is Matthew McConaughey.

So, whatever you do, remember: Rams are real, they can be aggressive, and sometimes babies do fly.*

*SheKnows does not condone or advise tossing your child.

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Matthew Wright reveals he was conned out of nearly £10,000

Matthew Wright reveals he was conned out of nearly £10,000 when he fell ‘hook, line and sinker’ for conmen who were pretending to be his builder

  • Matthew Wright lost almost £10,000 in elaborate internet scam this summer
  • Conmen hacked his builder’s email and convinced him to send them cash
  • Days later he met the trader in person and was asked to pay his fee
  • Wright reported it to police but said bank is having difficulty retrieving funds 

Matthew Wright has revealed he was conned out of almost £10,000 as part of an ‘elaborate con’ this summer.

The 53-year-old broadcaster, speaking on his new talkRADIO show, said he lost the cash after fraudsters hacked into his builder’s email address and carried on a correspondence without the trader realising.

Wright said he had been working with the builder overseas for around three years and had no reason to suspect any wrongdoing.

Broadcaster Matthew Wright, pictured at his new show on talkRADIO, revealed how he was conned out of almost £10,000 this summer in an elaborate email scam

The former host of Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff said: ‘I was doing a bit of business with a builder overseas. We had been working together off and on for about three years. 

‘We were coming towards the end of a project and I had to make a final payment.

‘As it comes to the end of the project, I receive some emails from the builder and they are chatty.

‘Then, this is probably when I should have heard alarm bells but didn’t, he said the good news is we can pay the money into a UK account, instead of my overseas account where you would have to pay loads more tax. Complicated.


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‘Won’t that be great because I am doing some business with somebody else in the UK.’

Wright, who revealed earlier this week he and his wife Amelia were expecting a baby after eight years of IVF treatment, said he transferred the cash only to be asked if he could send more money for ‘personal use’.

He added: ‘Two days later I receive another email from my builder saying ‘thanks very much for the money, looking forward to seeing you next week’ because I was going away on holiday to hook up with him. 

‘He said “before you get here I am personally a little bit hard up, could you see me right by giving me a little bit more, £1,500 and I will give it back to you when we meet up”.


Wright, left on This Morning, revealed earlier this week his wife Amelia, right with Wright, was pregnant with a baby girl after they went through eight years of IVF treatment

‘I was going to see him in three days so I thought sure.

‘My builder came three days later and said ‘are you going to pay me’, and I said ‘I already have’.

‘So what transpired is that my builder’s email was hacked, they read all the email exchange that we had over three years so they knew all the names and all the work we had been doing.

‘They then copied his email address but changed one letter of his name so it looked broadly the same and I just fell for it hook, line and sinker. Nearly £10,000 out of pocket. So beware, ladies and gentlemen.’

He added he went to his bank, who were ‘off hand’ about getting the money back and told him it would take two weeks.

Wright said he then had to spend three hours in an interview and produce a raft of documents, as did his wife.

He added the bank told him they could not get the money back from the other account directly in case they were ‘coerced’.

The broadcaster and his wife shared the news on Twitter, pictured, and thanked wellwishers for their messages of support

A frustrated Wright added: ‘But I do have a crime number. Hooray. Try living on a crime number…’

He added: ‘I don’t really care if he has been coerced or beaten black and blue, he’s got my money!’

Wright said the process to retrieve his money was still ongoing.    

Wright took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to excitedly share his wife’s news with his more than 51,000 followers.

He sparked a congratulatory storm after retweeting Amelia’s note, which read: ‘After 8 challenging years of IVF, we are thrilled to announce that on our last roll of the dice, we got lucky and are expecting a baby girl. Woo hoo!’  

He later shared the news on his radio show and then wrote on Twitter: ‘Hope you enjoyed today’s show as much as we did making it…

‘Ta for all your kind words re @mrsameliawright and pregnancy. She’s been thru hell she really has. Feel super blessed to have such lovely followers.’

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