Good evening! Catch up on your pop-culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories.
1. Heather Locklear reportedly hospitalized after threatening suicide
The Melrose Place star was taken for a psychiatric evaluation on Sunday afternoon, according to TMZ. The family member who called 911 claimed that the long-troubled actress was acting erratically and trying to find a gun. Read more>>
2. Rapper XXXTentacion fatally shot
The 20-year-old artist, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was reportedly shot while shopping for a motorcycle in South Florida. His second album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart when it was released in March. Aside from his music, he faced some serious legal problems. Read more>>
3. Samuel L. Jackson stands by controversial tweet
After some people called Jackson’s tweet about President Trump’s birthday homophobic, Jackson seemed to dismiss his critics. He shared a message from Twitter saying his tweet had been reviewed and not found to have violated the rules, along with a defiant caption. Read more>>
A post shared by Samuel L Jackson (@samuelljackson) on Jun 17, 2018 at 9:25am PDT
4. James Van Der Beek shares photo of new baby
The Dawson’s Creek alum and wife Kimberly welcomed their fifth child — a baby girl named Gwendolyn — over the weekend. Almost immediately, the Beek was inspired by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to share a skin-to-skin photo with his newborn. Read more>>
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) June 17, 2018
5. ‘Bachelor’ stars Jared and Ashley I. are engaged
In a twist that Bachelor in Paradise fans never would have predicted, Ashley Iaconetti has finally stopped crying over Jared Haibon — and is getting ready to marry him! Naturally, he proposed while they were filming the upcoming season of the show in Mexico. Read more>>
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