Posts by Marcus Errico

  • Harrison Ford 'Battered But OK' Following Plane Crash

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 5 mths ago

    Ford, 72, was at the helm when his small aircraft, a bright yellow Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, slammed into Penmar Golf Course near Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

    "Harrison was flying a WWII vintage plane today which had engine trouble upon take off," Ford's publicist said in a statement. "He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. He was banged-up and is in the hospital receiving medical care. The injuries sustained are not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery,"

    The actor's son, Ben Ford, also tweeted that his father was doing well.

    At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man.

    Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.

    Ford reported engine failure shortly after takeoff, around 2:20 p.m., and told air-traffic controllers he was returning to the airport before clipping the top of a tree and crash-landing his open-cockpit plane on the nearby golf course. 

    The mangled aircraft landed upside-down near the eighth hole.

  • Rosie O'Donnell Files for Divorce Three Weeks After 'View' Exit

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 6 mths ago

    Rosie O'Donnell's marriage is beyond saving.

    Calling her relationship with wife Michelle Rounds "irretrievably broken," the entertainer submitted divorce papers Friday in a Manhattan court, Yahoo has confirmed. The divorce will not be contested, indicating O'Donnell and Rounds will abide by their prenup and work out an amicable settlement. News of the filing was first reported by People .

    There was no immediate comment from either side, but today's announcement was hardly a surprise. Just three weeks ago, O'Donnell, 52, cited the demise of her relationship as one of the reasons she was quitting The View .

    "I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November, O'Donnell's publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement on Feb. 6. "Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave The View ."

  • Celebrity Reading Time: Evangeline Lilly's Dramatic Recitation of 'The Squickerwonkers'

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 8 mths ago

    You're used to Evangeline Lilly kicking orc butt in The Hobbit or battling smoke monsters on Lost . But when the actress, who also stars in Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man, has downtime from her on-screen heroics, she's busy being a mom. In recent months, Lilly has combined her love of children and her love of adventure in her first children's book, The Squickerwonkers .

    Lilly recently visited Yahoo to become the inaugural performer in our new Celebrity Reading Time feature, where stars-turned-authors do oh-so-dramatic readings from their works. And she turned in a doozy. Enjoy!

  • Snooki Shows Us the Baby! See Giovanna's First Public Portrait

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 10 mths ago

    Cue the oohs and aahs .

    Snooki, aka Nicole Polizzi, and fiancé Jionni LaValle welcomed their daughter four weeks ago, on Sept. 26. The tyke is the second for the couple, who are also parents to son Lorenzo Dominic, 2.

    "So happy to let you know we had our beautiful daughter this morning Giovanna Marie LaValle," the happy mama  tweeted shortly after delivery. "6.7 lbs, full head of black hair & perfect."

    A day later Snooki added: "Absolutely love being a mother to two kids! Haven't gotten a wink of sleep taking care of & staring at my daughter." The reality star also thanked fans for "the outpouring [of] love."

    Snooki, 26, and Jionni, 27, have been together for four years and are expected to tie the knot any day now. The Gatsby -themed affair will be chronicled on the final season of her Jersey Shore spinoff, Snooki and JWoww , which kicks off Nov. 5 on MTV.

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  • High School Marital: Ashley Tisdale Announces Surprise Wedding to Christopher French

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 11 mths ago

    The Tis is a Mrs.

    Ashley Tisdale broke big-time bridal news on Tuesday, revealing via Instagram that she and her betrothed, Annie Automatic musician Christopher French, had tied the knot a day earlier.

    " Best day of my life! Introducing Mr and Mrs French Sept 8, 2014 ," the High School Musical star wrote.

    French also posted the wedding photo — in which he's walking arm in arm with his bride, who's wearing a cap sleeve dress with a full skirt and a flower crown — and shared a similar sentiment. "Best day ever," he captioned the pic.

    The surprise news caps a romance that dates back to 2012.

    [Photos: Ashley's Bachelorette Bash]

    Friend and HSM co-star Zac Efron tweeted his congratulations to the newlyweds following Tisdale's announcement.

    [Photos: Ashley's Engagement Party]

  • Robin Williams Dead of Apparent Suicide at 63

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    Emergency personnel were called to Williams's home in Tiburon, California, at 11:55 a.m. local time, per the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

    Williams was found unconscious and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the death, and an autopsy is forthcoming, but initial evidence points to "a suicide due to asphyxia," according to Marin Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyle.

    In a brief statement, publicist Mara Buxbaum said Williams had been "battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

    "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend," said Williams's wife, Susan Schneider.

    "While the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

    Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.

  • 'Anchorman' Duo, Amy Poehler, Pharrell, Sofia Vergara Ready for Walk of Fame Immortality

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    You'll soon be able to walk all over Will Ferrell. And Harry Potter. And Snoopy.

    But not Kim Kardashian.

    The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday revealed its annual list of honorees for sidewalk stars and as expected, despite the best efforts of hubby Kanye Westand some dedicated fans, Kardashian didn't make the final cut.

    [Related: Does Kim Kardashian Really Deserve a Walk of Fame Star?]

    [Related: See Photos of Celebs Receiving Their Walk of Fame Stars]

    As usual, there were a few less-than-household names on the list — you know, the kind of folks Kanye might quibble with: Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez, awards-show producer Ken Ehrlich, and syndicated radio host Larry Elder.

    Here's a complete list of the 2015 Walk of Famers:



  • Brad Pitt Assault Upstages 'Maleficent' Premiere

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    The couple was making their way through a gauntlet of fans and press toward the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard when all hell broke loose.

    "Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were signing autographs when a man jumped over the barrier and struck Mr. Pitt in the face," a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson tells Yahoo.

    [Related: Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes of Maleficent Melee]

    Event security wrestled the man to the ground and detained him until LAPD arrived, took him to the Hollywood precinct, and arrested him for misdemeanor battery. He remains jailed on $20,000 bail.

    Police identified the man as Vitalii Sediuk, 25. And while you might not recognize his name, you undoubtedly know his modus operandi . He's the gonzo Ukrainian "journalist" whose résumé is chock-full of similar encounters with A-listers at high-profile events.

    [Related: Angelina Jolie Stuns on Red Carpet at L.A. Premiere of Maleficent]

  • Disney Star Tiffany Thornton in Child-Abduction Drama

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    Tiffany Thornton, best known as Demi Lovato's BFF on the Disney Channel's Sonny With a Chance , is caught up in a tug-of-war over her two young boys.

    The actress's husband, musician Chris Carney, exclusively tells The Insider With Yahoo that Thornton disappeared a month ago with sons Kenneth and Bentley in tow. Kenneth is 20 months old; Bentley was born on March 1.

    The actress, however, insists that Carney's allegations are "false and are being dealt with in the proper forum." Based on her social media activity, she is enjoying time with her family in Texas.

    And Carney's own mother, Ruth, who is the mayor of Hot Springs, Arkansas, suggests that it's his problems that spurred Thornton to leave.

    According to Carney's version of events, his wife took off shortly after a family dispute on Easter. "She took our car without my permission, drove my babies from Los Angeles with my mother to Hot Springs." From there, Thornton took the children to her family's home state of Texas. "She said that she's not coming back," Carney says.

    Meanwhile, Ruth Carney tells The Insider that her son has to work through some issues.

  • It's a Trumplet! Ivanka Welcomes a Baby Boy

    Marcus Errico at Yahoo Celebrity 1 yr ago

    Donald Trump has himself a new apprentice … albeit one who needs diapers and a bwankie.

    On Monday night, Trump trumpeted the latest acquisition in his ever-growing empire — a new grandchild courtesy of daughter Ivanka and her husband, New York Observer owner Jared Kushner.

    My beautiful daughter Ivanka just had a healthy baby boy. Jared and Ivanka are very proud! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2013

    [RELATED: Ivanka's Super Stylish Pregnancy]

    Which, after the virtual back-pats came pouring in, he followed up with:

    Thanks to all for the wonderful congratulation sent to me on the birth of Ivanka's little boy - so nice! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2013

    [RELATED: Ivanka's 3 Delivery Room Essentials]