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Aldi is launching curbside pickup at hundreds of locations across the country as it responds to the changing needs of its customers due to COVID-19.

The grocer, which normally keeps services to a minimum to drive down costs, will be rolling out pickup across 35 states, reaching nearly 600 locations by the end of July, the company announced Thursday.

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The move mimics similar efforts from grocers across the country who have shifted operations as customers order more goods online and pull up to stores to collect their purchases.

Aldi Supermarket Entrance at The Station Shopping Park in the United Kingdom in June 21, 2018. (iStock)

Aldi CEO Jason Hart said the service, which was previously tested in select markets, was quickly embraced by customers.

"We are always looking for ways to make the ALDI shopping experience even more convenient and accessible for everyone," Hart said. "Whether shopping in-store, or online for delivery or pickup, we'll continue to be here to safely serve our customers."

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Curbside pickup is the latest addition to its e-commerce offerings after launching grocery delivery service with Instacart in 2017, the company said.

Shoppers can head online to Aldi's website or use the company's app to fill their carts. The store will then have designated parking spots for customers who are utilizing the service. Once parked, an employee will then take the groceries to their car.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Asteroid shock: Ryugu and Bennu were ‘formed from destruction of parent space rock’

Mathematical modelling suggests asteroids Ryugu and Bennu in orbit between Earth and Mars were once part of a monster parent space rock. New simulations of large asteroid disruptions, such as those that take place in the asteroid belt, show ejected fragments can actually re-accumulate.

Theses fragments can form aggregates, some of which have a distinctive spinning-top shape.

We suggest that Ryugu previously experienced an orbital excursion near the Sun

Planetary scientist Tomokatsu Morota

The simulations also show Bennu and Ryugu may have formed from the disruption of the same parent asteroid, despite their different levels of hydration.

The scientists consequently believe the overall properties of these asteroids could directly result from the disruption of their parent body.

The analysis of return samples from Ryugu and Bennu by JAXA’s Hayabusa2 and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will allow scientists to verify this by precisely measuring their composition and by determining their formation age.

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to land on its suspected-sister by October 20, to collect further samples which will also be flown to Earth.

The University of Arizona and Laboratoire Lagrange, Ivory Coast astronomers, modelled collisions in the Mars-Jupiter asteroid belt before making the shocking proposal.

The team hopes to measure the composition and age of the formation of the samples from both asteroids to confirm their extraordinary theory.

OSIRIS-REx has beamed-back striking images of Asteroid Bennu’s alien surface, revealing its desolate lunar surface.

The extraordinary images reveal NASA’s chosen landing site – dubbed Nightingale – located in a crater near the asteroid’s northern hemisphere.

The intrepid spacecraft will remove chunks 0.8 inches in diameter from the asteroid before it heads home.

Hayabusa2 has also sent images of Asteroid Ryugu’s lunar-like surface back in February.

The space probe’s pictures revealed a surprising reddening in some of the rocks.

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This lead University of Tokyo scientists to conclude the rogue space rock once skimmed close to the Sun.

Planetary scientist Tomokatsu Morota of the University of Tokyo, said: “Immediately after touchdown, Hayabusa2’s thrusters disturbed dark, fine grains that originate from the redder materials.

“The stratigraphic relationship between identified craters and the redder material indicates that surface reddening occurred over a short period of time.

“We suggest that Ryugu previously experienced an orbital excursion near the Sun.”

Hayabusa 2 key dates:

December 3, 2014: Launch.

December 3, 2015: Earth flyby.

June 27, 2018: Arrival at Asteroid Ryugu.

September 21, 2018: Deployment of two Minerva-II1 rovers.

October 3, 2018: Deployment of MASCOT lander.

October 14 2018: Rehearsals began for touchdown on the asteroid.

Early 2019: Deployment of impactor followed by touchdown to gather a sample.

July 2019: Deployment of remaining rovers.

November – Dec. 2019: Spacecraft departs asteroid.

December 2020: Hayabusa 2 will bring the asteroid sample to Earth.

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'RS Interview: Special Edition' With Jimmy Buffett

“I came to Key West [Florida] with a little bit of luggage and a lot of songs,” says Jimmy Buffett, who talks about his entire career, including its earliest days, in a wide-ranging conversation with senior writer Brian Hiatt on the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition video series. Buffett is riding out lockdown in a “little trailer” he owns on the coast of California, in Malibu, a situation he compares to the days when he’d live on a boat for months on end.

During the exclusive interview, Buffett breaks down his new album, Life on the Flip Side, explaining that he intended it to reflect the spirit of his beloved first three LPs. “I went back and listened to those a lot,” he says. He recalls hanging out with Hunter S. Thompson and Bob Dylan; muses on his business success; recalls his short-lived career as a music journalist; discusses the origins of classic songs, including “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday,” “Death of an Unpopular Poet”; and explains how he realized it was time to cut back on his partying around the time he turned 40.

Buffett also discusses why he’s optimistic that vaccines, testing, and other medical breakthroughs will allow him to be in front of a big crowd of Parrotheads again. “I’m waiting for that day,” he says. “And that’s what I tell people — whenever it is, and wherever it is, it’s gonna be a hell of a show.”

This is the latest installment of Rolling Stone’s latest new video series, RS Interview: Special Edition, featuring in-depth conversations with notable figures in music, entertainment, and politics. Episodes premiere every Thursday afternoon on Rolling Stone’s YouTube channel.

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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ alum Dean Unglert reveals past Andi Dorfman crush

“Bachelor in Paradise” alum Dean Unglert revealed he once had a crush on “Bachelorette” vet Andi Dorfman.

On Wednesday’s broadcast of his podcast “Help! I Suck at Dating with Dean, Jared & ….,” Unglert — who is currently dating former “Bachelor” contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes — was asked by co-host Jared Haibon if he had ever slid into the DMs of a “Bachelor” star.

“That’s just asking for me to get in trouble with my girlfriend,” Unglert replied.

“I think before I had gone on ‘Paradise’ for the second time, I might have slid into Andi Dorfman’s DMs or maybe I asked [“Bachelor” alum] Amanda Stanton to introduce me to her,” he continued. “I can’t remember. I think it’s the latter, not the former. I don’t think I ever actually officially slid, but there was a point where I had a crush on her.”

Dorfman, 33, handed out the roses as “The Bachelorette” in 2014, getting engaged to former baseball player Josh Murray. After breaking up the following year, Murray appeared on the third season of “Bachelor in Paradise” in 2016, when he coupled up with Stanton. They have since called it quits.

“I just thought she was cute,” Unglert said of Dorfman. “I think Amanda Stanton posted a picture with her and I was like, ‘Oh, that girl is cute,’ then I clicked on her page and was like, ‘Oh, that girl used to be the Bachelorette,’ and that was basically the end of that.”

Unglert, 29, and Stanton both starred in the fourth season of “Bachelor in Paradise” in 2017. Two years later, he returned to the series and met his current girlfriend, Miller-Keyes, 24.

In February, Unglert and Miller-Keyes were rumored to have tied the knot. Unglert was said to be sporting a ring in an Instagram story, according to E! News.

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Camila Cabello Details Her Private Battle With OCD in Personal Essay

Camila Cabello is pulling back the curtain on her private battle with OCD. 

In a candid personal essay penned for WSJ. Magazine in honor of Mental Health Month, the Grammy-nominated songstress came forward about something she’s been personally facing behind the veneer of her Instagram feed. 

“But here’s what there aren’t pictures of from the last year: me crying in the car talking to my mom about how much anxiety and how many symptoms of OCD [obsessive-compulsive disorder] I was experiencing,” she began. “My mom and me in a hotel room reading books about OCD because I was desperate for relief. Me experiencing what felt like constant, unwavering, relentless anxiety that made day-to-day life painfully hard.”

In the essay, Cabello described how her anxiety has manifested as OCD and her struggle with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors also caused chronic headaches and stopped her from sleeping. 

“My body went through what felt like multiple roller-coaster rides every day. I kept going and kept showing up, never letting people around me know how much I was really struggling,” she shared. “But you probably felt my distance on some level. All my loved ones did.”

 

The performer also explained that the embarrassment and shame she felt about what she was experiencing kept her from sharing it. 

“I didn’t want the people who thought I was strong and capable and confident—the people who most believed in me—to find out that I felt weak. The little voice in my head was telling me that if I was honest about my mental health struggle and my internal battles (i.e. being human), people would think there was something wrong with me, or that I wasn’t strong, or that I couldn’t handle things,” the 23-year-old star said. “That same little voice also told me maybe I was being ungrateful for all the good in my life—and that hiding the open wound I’d been avoiding the last few years was the easiest and fastest solution.”

As she affirmed, however, “all of that is not the truth” and hiding her suffering did not heal it. She touched on how she also couldn’t be present for loved ones because “my mind was making so much noise and my hands were full trying to handle my own pain. I knew I needed to take action and take ownership of the one mind and the one life I was given.”

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Ultimately, Cabello sought professional help and did months-long work, including cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and breath work. “It also took a lot of self-love (believing I am inherently worthy of happiness, belonging, love and joy, no matter what), self-compassion (not emotionally beating myself up for struggling) and self-awareness (calling myself out on my s–t),” she noted. 

While advocating for continued conversations around mental health and those suffering to speak up, the star confirmed she now feels “the healthiest and most connected to myself I’ve ever been” and “rarely” suffers from OCD symptoms currently. 

“For a long time, anxiety felt like it was robbing me of my humor, my joy, my creativity and my trust,” she wrote. “But now anxiety and I are good friends. I listen to her, because I know she’s just trying to keep me safe, but I don’t give her too much attention. And I sure as hell don’t let her make any decisions.”

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Normal People Will Probably Never Get a Second Season (and That's a Good Thing)

Watch out! This post contains spoilers.

By now, we can confidently say that the BBC and Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, Normal People, is the most popular rom-com drama series of 2020. Depicting the lives of two Irish teenagers — Marianne and Connell — as they navigate early adulthood, first love, and heartbreak, the series is 12 episodes of pure emotion. Everything from the candid sex scenes to Marianne’s summer style — and especially Connell’s damn silver chain — has captured the hearts of, well, all of us.

But the series ended on a sad note, and now that we’ve recovered from having our hearts ripped out and stomped on in the show’s final moments, we’re wondering whether a season two is in the cards. In short: it’s not. The adaptation is incredibly faithful to Rooney’s book, and the series ticks off all the topics addressed in the original story. Of course, we know that it’s not unprecedented for TV series’ storylines to eclipse that of the book that inspired it (take Game of Thrones, for example), but it’s rarely done well or in a way that does justice to the characters.

Lovers of the book will probably argue that the beauty of Connell and Marianne’s entire love story is in the heartbreaking ending that sees their lives go in different directions. And I agree. It’s rare that a fictional romance is left with loose ends, rather than being tied up in a neat little bow by the last chapter — and that’s exactly what makes Normal People so believable. These two characters cannot communicate, and their relationship is essentially a series of frustrating miscommunications and breakups — although they clearly have a lot of love for one another — so it’s nearly impossible to imagine that they’d suddenly get their sh*t together by the end of their time at university. Rooney’s book ends in exactly the same way the series does: on a gut-wrenching cliff hanger, so that’s exactly how the series should end to.

The Normal People creators have already turned their attention to adapting one of Rooney’s other bestsellers, Conversations With Friends, so it would seem that a second season of Normal People is definitely out of the question, at least for the foreseeable future. In an interview with Wonderland Magazine in May, Paul Mescal (who plays Connell) admitted that he’s content with how the series ended, but wouldn’t say no to stepping into Connell’s shoes again in the future. That said, when asked point blank whether a season two was in the works, he said, “It’s not on the cards at the moment.”

Will we keep our fingers crossed for a follow-up novel from Rooney that catches up with Marianne and Connell years down the line when their lives inevitably meet again (you know, or not)? Of course. And if that time comes, we’ll be the first to campaign for a second season. But until then, we’ll just be here, mopping up our tears.

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Cheer for the Cast of Bring It On Then and Now

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They’re sexy! They’re cute! They’re popular to boot!

Start chanting along with the cheers that pepper the now-classic 2000 teen comedy Bring It On and you might never stop. Or at least you’re going to have “that’s alright, that’s OK, you’re gonna pump our gas someday” in your head for hours.

But what’s more than alright and more than OK, is that it’s Jesse Bradford‘s birthday today (you know you want to chant it)—and because this is a cheerocracy, we have decided that the timing is spot-on to check in with the cast of the sleeper hit about a high school cheerleading squad from a privileged enclave in San Diego, Calif., that learns the true meaning of teamwork after it turns out their former captain was stealing routines from other squads.

As Kirsten Dunst, who did some cheering herself in eighth grade, pointed out to E! News almost 20 years ago, the important objective she feels they achieved with the film was to push against the stereotype of the ditzy cheerleader (Eliza Dushku‘s Missy certainly has her preconceived notions) and show how hard those athletes really work.

“They’re gymnasts and dancers, this is like a sport and no one really realizes it,” Dunst explained.

“The kind of cheerleaders that we’re portraying in the film,” added Gabrielle Union, “it’s on such another level as far as the athleticism and the level of commitment.”

Don’t worry, there’s no need for you to attempt to execute a wolf wall pyramid—all that tumbling around isn’t suitable for social distancing at the moment anyway.

Rather, sit back, relax, and enjoy the nostalgic scent of clover in the atmosphere:

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Kirsten Dunst

Torrance Shipman’s dream came true when she was named Big Red’s successor as cheer captain—and it was up to Tor to reunite her squad in time for Nationals when the pyramid threatened to come crashing down around them. 

Dunst, meanwhile, started off as a child star in the likes of Interview With the Vampire and Little Women and has remained a prolific actress, starring in (to name a few) The Virgin Suicides, the Spider-Man trilogy, Marie AntoinetteMelancholiaMidnight Special and The Beguiled More recently she’s been tearing it up with the dark humor on TV, earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Fargo and another Globe nomination in 2020 for On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

On May 3, 2018, she welcomed her first child, son Ennis, with Fargo co-star turned real-life love Jesse Plemons.

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Eliza Dushku

New girl Missy appears to be 100 percent attitude (decorated with felt-tip barbed wire), but after learning that cheerleaders aren’t all bobbleheads, she wants to win for the Toros as much as anybody.

Before Bring It On, Dushku was best known for playing five-by-five Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (before which she played Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s daughter in True Lies), and then went on to star in her own short-lived spy drama, Dollhouse, and the supernatural crime series Tru Calling, playing a medical student who can talk to the dead, which turns out to be an ideal tool for solving murders. She’s done a ton of voice work (Torchwood: Web of LiesHulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.) and most recently appeared in the CBS series Bull and The Saint, a pilot for a new show based on the 1960s TV series that ultimately went straight to VOD.

Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in August 2018 and they welcomed a son, Bourne, in 2019. In other good news, Dushku just celebrated her graduation from college in May 2020 (online, like the rest of the Class of 2020) and plans to enter a Master’s program in Holistic Counseling, Psychology, Theory & Practice.

“This has been a dream (as many of you know!) for a long, LONG time coming,” she wrote on Instagram. “I moved back to Boston almost 5 years ago with a few credits under my belt & some fierce determination to complete my BA. Along the way I met the love of my life (Peter P!) who has rooted me on endlessly, with my beautiful family (hi mom, Aaron, Leni, Ben, Nate, Ami! + study nights with my niece & nephews Kyle, Sof, & Joji were true highlights!) & friends (too many to name but I SEE YOU!!) believing in me, our perfect little nugget, Bourne, joining me in my belly for the last few semesters.”

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Jesse Bradford

He believed in her! Missy’s brother, Cliff, does too-cool-for-school things like read The Naked Ape during football games, but he’s drawn to sunny, spirited Tor all the same.

Bradford, who also started acting as a kid, went on to star in the teen stalker thriller Swim Fan and the sci-fi action flick Clockstoppers in 2002; had a memorable turn as Josh Lyman’s intern Ryan in The West Wing; and played a reluctant war hero in Clint Eastwood‘s Flags of Our Fathers. He’s been in a dozen indie films and recent TV appearances include NCISShooter and Magnum P.I. Along the way, back in 2005, he was part of an investment group that included Chris Noth, Damon Dash and Petra Nemcova that opened the New York City nightclub NA—and Eliza Dushku celebrated a birthday there!

Bradford married wife Andrea Watrouse (his actual last name) in 2018.

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Gabrielle Union

We all know that Union hasn’t changed a bit since playing rival cheerleader Isis and her East Compton Clovers cheer outfit remains in the family.

The ageless actress has been in a slew of movies since, among them The BrothersDeliver Us From EvaBad Boys IIThe Perfect Holiday, Cadillac RecordsThink Like a ManTop FiveBirth of a NationGirls Trip and Breaking In. She won an NAACP Image Award for her role as a driven journalist in the BET series Being Mary Jane and now plays an LAPD detective (who is her same character from Bad Boys II) in Spectrum Originals’ LA’s Finest.

Union spent a season as a judge on America’s Got Talent and upon her exit from the show alleged there was a “toxic culture” on set and she was subjected to racist and sexist remarks. However, an independent investigation determined that “no one associated with the show made any insensitive or derogatory remarks about Ms. Union’s appearance,” NBC and AGT producers shared on May 27, 2020.

“At the end of all this, my goal is real change—and not just on this show but for the larger parent company. It starts from the top down,” Union told Variety before the investigation results were released. “My goal is to create the happiest, most high-functioning, inclusive, protected and healthy example of a workplace.”

Union married now-retired NBA star Dwyane Wade in 2014 after almost six years of dating. They welcomed daughter Kaavia James via surrogate in 2018 and she is also stepmom to Wade’s three kids from previous relationships.

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Clare Kramer

Courtney doesn’t wear anything under her cheer pants, so… there’s that. 

Right after Bring It On, Kramer dove into the role of Gloria, the biggest bad Sunnydale had been threatened with to date, in the fifth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was in the 2002 adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ The Rules of Attraction as well as a slew of horror films and supernatural TV series, which included a guest appearance on Eliza Dushku’s show Tru Calling.

She cofounded the website Geeknation because, as she said in an interview with GEEKisH at Oz Comic-Con in 2018, she’s a fan like everybody else. She also hosted the podcast Take Five With Clare Kramer, which she called a highlight of the journey, and segued into hosting and moderating at fan-driven events while continuing to act, most recently in the Lifetime Movie Dating to Kill.

Kramer married producer Brian Keathley in 2005 and they have four children. A fangirl through and through, she refers to herself as a “Mother of Dragons” on her Instagram bio.

“We had the best time filming that movie,” she said about Bring It On, telling GEEKisH, “When I first read the script I didn’t totally understand it because a lot of it was written in this cheer lingo…but I definitely wanted to be a part of it.” Eight auditions later, she got the part and reported for cheer boot camp.

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Nicole Bilderback

Five years after her movie debut in Clueless as Summer, Bilderback played bitchy but ultimately harmless Whitney, who eventually proves to be a team player.

Bring It On was her biggest movie but she has steadily worked in film and TV, including a recurring role as Heather on Dawson’s Creek, followed by HouseHeroesCold CaseNumb3rsCastleThe MentalistBonesNCIS: New Orleans and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. An expert in martial arts as well as a trained dancer, Bilderback has done all of her own stunts through the years.

Jenny Han, author of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before books, wrote in a 2018 New York Times essay that she feels that, if Bilderback were coming up now, she’d be the lead in more projects. “She’d be the star of a teen movie, because I would make it my mission to write one for her,” Han wrote. 

Bilderback, who is Korean-American, told Huffington Post in 2018, “The majority of the roles that I’ve portrayed have been roles that were either intended for Caucasian actresses or the ethnicity wasn’t specified. So for me, I got lucky in the sense of I wasn’t really typecast as just an Asian actress. And I think a lot of that had to do with the timing. I was one of the first. It was like me, Lucy Liu, Lindsay Price and one or two other actresses who are still working today.”

Asked what it was like continuing to audition at that point in her career, Bilderback (who read for Crazy Rich Asians but didn’t get it) replied, “I’ve always been very fortunate. I’ve always worked. But it’s, for me personally, getting to the next level that I thought I would have already been at by now.

“Because I’ve always been a contender. I was always getting down to the wire, and politics have been a speed bump. Here I would be a contender for a lead role in something, whether it be a TV show or a great role in a big movie, and there would already be an offer out to a star name, or they went with a different ethnicity. And then it’s funny, because this year has been a really beautiful, big breakthrough year for me because I returned to writing. I wrote a half-hour, single-camera sitcom pilot, kind of loosely about my life, really. I’m also producing now. I’m producing my first feature film. I had to realize, ‘Oh, wait a minute, there’s than one way of becoming a successful actress and reaching the success that I’ve always known I was meant to reach, other than just through auditioning.”

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Natina Reed

Isis’ fiery friend and squad mate Jenelope didn’t hold back, leaving diplomacy to her captain.

Reed was a songwriter and member of the trio Blaque, whose second album, Blaque Out!, came out in 2001. She appeared in the show V.I.P. and the Jessica Alba movie Honey (Blaque’s “I’m Good” was on the soundtrack) before she decided to focus solely on music. Blaque broke up in the mid-’00s but briefly reunited in 2010.

She had a son, Tren, in 2002 with rapper Kurupt and “she was tremendously excited to be a mother,” her father, the Rev. Paul Reed, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Tren was her priority from that point on.”

Sadly, Reed died in October 2012 when she was hit by a car while walking along Lawrenceville Highway, north of Lilburn, Ga. She was 32.

“The very last time we were together, we were all in the studio,” Brandi Williams, Reed’s mate in Blaque along with Shamari DeVoe, told You Know I Got Soul in 2013. “It was so interesting because of course, we didn’t know that would be the last time we were together. It just felt so natural like we hadn’t been away from each other. It felt like we had been each other everyday up until that day. Shamari was going to school, I was doing my own thing and Natina was jogging on with the Blaque train going as well as her personal thing, so we weren’t really together everyday. When we got in that studio that very last time, it felt like we had never left each other’s side.”

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Lindsay Sloane

Big Red left the Toros high and dry when she graduated and it was soon revealed that she had been ripping off the East Compton Clovers and other cheer squads for who knows how long. Villain!

Sloane has been doing movies and TV ever since, appearing in films such as She’s Out of My LeagueThe Other Guys and the two Horrible Bosses films, as well as shows ranging from The West Wing and Entourage to How I Met Your MotherWeeds and PsychKroll Show and Drunk History.

She’s been married to talent agent Dar Rollins since 2004 and they have two daughters together, Maxwell and Pippa.

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Ian Roberts

Oh, Sparky Polastri, the charlatan expert on the difference between jazz hands and spirit fingers.

Roberts is a founding member of legendary improv troupe Upright Citizens Brigade whose talents have been put to good use in AnchormanTalladega NightsReno 911!Step BrothersWorkaholicsKey & PeeleDrunk History and wherever else antics are sold.

He has two children, Declan and Josie, with wife Katie.

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Shamari Fears

East Compton Clover Lava also had Isis’ back no matter what.

Fears was also a member of Blaque with Natina Reed and Brandi Williams. She’s been married to Ronnie DeVoe of Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition fame since 2005 and they welcomed twin sons, Roman and Ronald, in 2017.

In 2018 Fears joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and appeared in season 11.

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Richard Hillman

Tor’s smarmy boyfriend Aaron started cheating on her seemingly the second he moved away to college, but she at least got the chance to put him in his place.

With previous credits including Detroit Rock City and Boys and Girls, after Bring It On Hillman had a bit part in Legally Blonde and guest-starred on the TV show Jack & Jill, but he appeared to leave the business behind in 2002 after a decade-long career. He died in 2009 at the age of 34; the cause was not reported.

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Nathan West

In a getting-to-know-you convo with Missy, Jan declares how super-straight he is by making it known that Courtney doesn’t wear anything under her cheer pants (which she does knowingly, as implied when she gives Jan a pointed look before game time one night). Oh, 2000.

After a handful of more roles in the likes of The Skulls II and Miracle (he played major junior ice hockey in Canada), he left the acting game in 2010 and is now busy raising three kids with wife Chyler Leigh—Lexi, on Grey’s Anatomy. They met at an audition for a WB series called Saving Graces. The show wasn’t meant to be, but they were.

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Huntley Ritter

As far as sexuality goes, Les—as he tells Missy—is “controversial.” Oh, 2000.

Ritter went on to appear in more films, including The Wedding PlannerWishcraft and We Are Marshall, but stopped acting in around 2007 and went into producing and business, becoming an executive at the Virgin Group and then founding his own interactive ad company, USeek.

“One day, while I was sitting in the doctor’s office awaiting an appointment, I noticed three reading options on the table; Golf Digest, Women’s Health, and Where’s Waldo? I remember thinking, I hadn’t seen Where’s Waldo? since I was a kid, so I picked it up,” he recalled to Forbes in 2019. “What was fascinating is that it now included Starbucks, Holiday Inn and other brands sprinkled throughout the search. I found myself engaged and having fun and it led me to think, “Why are we not making ad content more fun like this?” 

Their headquarters are in Whitefish, Mont., which Ritter calls “a great place to raise a family.”

Recalling how he first got interested in being on the other side of the camera, Ritter said, “When I was doing Bring It On in San Diego, I pulled my chair up next to one of the main producers and said, ‘Hey, I really want to be a producer. I’d love to shadow you if that’s OK.’ He jokingly replied, ‘Why? You have the cushiest job in the world. You’re one of the main actors in the movie.’ But after some back and forth, he agreed to let me learn directly from him.”

Not long after, “I moved onto the physical production and agency side of the house at Stafford, which I still have. We started doing short form advertising campaigns and we began working with Comcast sales teams to come up with creative pitches and packages while dabbling with e-com click through technologies. All of this eventually led to the idea for USeek.”

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Peyton Reed

When the Toros are learning the intricacies of Mime as part of their crash course in creativity before Nationals, the mime teaching them the moves is the film’s director, Peyton Reed

Having previously worked in TV, including Mr. Show With Bob and David and “The Love Bug” for Wonderful World of DisneyBring It On marked his feature movie debut. He has since directed—stop us if you’ve heard of some of these—Down With LoveThe Break-UpYes ManAnt-Man and Ant-Man and the WaspAnt-Man 3 is in the works.

Asked in 2018 if he thought massive spectacle movies like those he was making for the Marvel Cinematic Universe were crowding out the kinds of smaller (albeit still studio) pictures he first made a name for himself with, he thought not.

“I don’t think it any tougher now,” he told Tech Crunch. “Honestly, in some ways it’s a bit easier, because not only studios but people like Netflix are financing comedies and stuff like that. I guess what I’m saying is: It’s always been tough.”

“I was 20 or 21. You see the words Cheer Fever [the movie’s original title], and as a dude I was kinda going, ‘I don’t know, is this for me?'” Bradford, who’s celebrating his 41st birthday, recalled to Entertainment Weekly in 2015. “But then I met Peyton, and it was so clear to me that he was a smart guy and that he had a vision.”

“Let the record state,” he also said, “that I bought that Clash T-shirt off of eBay, because I was worried that somebody was going to try to put me in a reproduction that was too big or whatever… But Cliff is probably the most accurate version of the real me that I’ve ever portrayed on camera.”

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Baby No. 2? Kelly Rowland Talks Future Family Plans

A sibling for Titan? Kelly Rowland and her husband, Tim Weatherspoon, “don’t know” exactly when they want to add another baby to their brood.

“I mean, it’s quarantine! Anything can happen,” the singer, 39, told Us Weekly exclusively on Wednesday, May 27, while promoting her Betty Crocker partnership. “I don’t know to be honest.”

The Georgia native joked that “so many people are having quarantine babies” amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling Us, “Babies are expensive. I want everybody to know that.”

The Grammy winner welcomed her and Weatherspoon’s son, now 5, in 2014. Three years after his birth, Rowland told Us exclusively, “I do want to have another one.”

For now, the “Motivation” singer is raising her baby boy and battling “very real” guilt as a working mom. “I try to just remember the fact that he is still happy, even in a time that he’s not having my attention,” Rowland told Us on Wednesday. “He’s still a happy kid and I’m also showing him what responsibility looks like, so I try not to give myself too much of a hard time because I do want him to be responsible and I do want him to see me working so that he will eventually want to get a job and want to have something that he’s just as passionate about as well.”

The former Destiny’s Child member is currently hanging at home with the little one amid the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping busy by “pretending to be dinosaur[s]” and “watching documentaries every night on sharks and whales.“

Rowland went on to tell Us, “We are doing different projects. … We play hide-and-seek In the house, we draw, we just chill! We play games.”

Since the “Work” singer is “not a very good cook,” she “always resorts to Betty Crocker Classics” when in the kitchen. She gushed to Us about the #BettyBringstheParty Sweepstakes, which will give 1,000 birthday baking kits and a personalized message from Rowland to winners selected on Monday, June 1.

With reporting by Carly Sloane

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Aldi is bringing back sell out hanging egg chair – just like Stacey Solomon and Mrs Hinch’s

Stacey Solomon swears by her hanging egg chair to get son Rex off to sleep, and Mrs Hinch loves sitting in hers with her baby Ronnie.

Now you can have your own version as Aldi are bringing back the popular seat from Sunday (31 May) available online only.

The £149.99 hanging chair suspended from a powder-coated iron frame received rave reviews last summer and it quickly sold out.


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Both Stacey and Mrs Hinch often share snaps from their garden sat in their own hanging chairs, but Aldi are selling theirs at a fraction of the cost.

While the egg chair will give you the best seat outdoors, it is actually suitable for indoor use as well – if you've got the perfect spot.

The stylish rattan design is a favourite amongst house-proud celebs, and comes with a padded, polyester seat, back cushions, a safety rope, as well as a three-year warranty.

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The chair which racked up hundreds of five-star reviews on its launch last summer, will be available for pre-order on Sunday with orders being shipped after 4 June.

Mrs Hinch's gorgeous grey hanging chair is from another discount store B&M, which she snapped up for £150.

While it's unknown where Stacey got hers from, the mum of three, recently redecorated hers with fake flowers and fake ivy for Rex's first birthday.

"The boys always have a birthday chair," Stacey explained as she was setting up the decorations last weekend.

"The big boys like the armchair but this is Rex’s favourite chair so I’m just going to shove some flowers in it."

Stacey's quick fix is something that anyone could follow, as it isn't permanent, you just need to thread the vines through the gaps.

"I really didn’t do much just threaded some fake ivy through all the holes and then pushed some flowers through," she said.

"I won’t glue any of them in as they’re just for his birthday so I’ll take them off after and use them for crafts."

Meanwhile Mrs HInch has decorated her egg chair with fairy lights and plastic ivy to give hers a nature vibe.

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