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Wendy Williams' husband apologizes after divorce filing
Wendy Williams' husband issued an apology less than a week after the TV host filed for divorce.
Kevin Hunter addressed his split from the Wendy Williams Show host in a statement Tuesday to E! News following reports he cheated and fathered an illegitimate child.
"28 years ago I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams," Hunter said. "At the time, I didn't realize that she would not only become my wife, but would also change the face of entertainment and the world."
"I have dedicated most of our lives to the business empire that is Wendy Williams Hunter, a person that I truly love and respect unconditionally," he added.
Hunter, an executive producer on The Wendy Williams Show, told People he takes full responsibility for his recent actions but did not get into detail.
"I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans," the producer said. "I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs."
"No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine," he vowed.
Williams filed for divorce last week after Hunter's alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, gave birth in March.
"Thank you to everyone for respecting the family's privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through the process together," Williams' rep said.
Williams shared plans Monday to leave the sober house where she's been residing for some time. She went public about her living situation in March, saying Hunter and their son, Kevin Hunter, Jr., were previously the only ones aware she was seeking help for addiction issues.
'Outlander' Season 5 begins filming in Scotland
Production began this week in Scotland on Season 5 of the historical drama Outlander, Starz announced.
Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling series of novels, the show stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan as Clare and Jamie, a couple beginning their new lives together in 18th century North Carolina, following a time travel-induced, 20-year separation and death-defying exploits that took them from Scotland to France to Jamaica.
Clare is a married, former World War II nurse-turned-surgeon who is magically transported through time to the 18th century where she falls in love with Scottish highlander Jamie.
"In Season 4, Jamie and Claire's decision to remain in the New World changes the course of their life together. After being struck by the beauty of the North Carolina wilderness -- untamed and uncultivated -- they choose to call it home: Fraser's Ridge," executive producer Matthew B. Roberts said in a statement Tuesday.
He added: "However, what is a 'dream' for some is a 'nightmare' for others. Being at the center of the birth of America is often a bloody and violent and heartbreaking matter. Now, in Season 5, Jamie and Claire's duty is not only to their loved ones, but to the community of settlers forming part of the ever-increasing Clan Fraser."
On Tuesday, Balfe re-tweeted a photo of Clare smiling at Jamie with the caption: "Just a couple of kids...20+ years in.... #Outlanderseason5."
The series has already been renewed through Season 6 and Gabaldon recently announced she plans to add at least two more books to her eight-novel series.
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'Conan' sidekick Andy Richter ends 25-year marriage
Conan sidekick Andy Richter is headed for divorce.
The 52-year-old writer and television personality announced his separation from wife Sarah Thyre in a tweet Saturday after 25 years of marriage.
"It is with sadness that Sarah and I announce that we have separated and have begun divorce proceedings," Richter wrote.
"We are extremely proud of the life we've built together and shared with so many friends over the years, and even though our marriage has reached its completion we will always maintain a loving friendship and parenting partnership," he said.
Richter and Thyre are parents to 18-year-old son William Oscar and 12-year-old daughter Mercy Josephine. Thyre also shared news of the split in a post on her own account.
"After careful consideration, @AndyRicher and I have decided to divorce. We've shared a wonderful 27+ years and have 2 fabulous kids whom we love and will continue to parent together," the 50-year-old writer and actress wrote.
"Thanks to our friends and family for their support. Looking forward to the next chapter..." she added.
Richter, who has worked with late-night TV host Conan O'Brien for years, later thanked fans for their support.
"The amount of love and support that you all have shown is truly a gift and so so meaningful to me. I feel very loved. Thank you," he wrote.
Us Weekly said Richter and Thyre met during the production of The Real Live Brady Bunch in 1991. The pair married in March 1994.
Richter has appeared with O'Brien on Late Night, The Tonight Show and Conan. He voices the lemur Mort in the Madagascar movies.
John Cusack to star in Amazon's 'Utopia'
Amazon Prime Video has announced John Cusack will star in its U.S. adaptation of the British drama, Utopia.
"A drama series by #GillianFlynn starring @JohnCusack is an actual utopia, so this works," the streaming service tweeted Tuesday.
Variety said Gone Girl scribe Flynn will serve as showrunner for Utopia.
The Hollywood Reporter said the series is about a group of young people hunted by a mysterious organization after they discover an underground comic book filled with conspiracy theories.
Cusack, 52, will play a philanthropic, tech genius on the show.
The actor is known for his work in the films Better Off Dead, Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blank, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, High Fidelity, Being John Malkovich and America's Sweethearts. Utopia marks his first series regular role.
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Extra host Mario Lopez and The Talk panelist Sheryl Underwood have signed on to emcee the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony.
The gala honoring excellence in daytime television is to take place May 5 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Burbank, Calif.
"The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is happy to announce that two of daytime television's brightest stars, Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood, will lead the magnificent celebration planned for this year's 46th Daytime Emmy Awards," Adam Sharp, president of NATAS, said in a statement Tuesday.
Soap opera Days of Our Lives goes into the competition with a leading 27 nominations. Close behind with 25 nods is the daytime drama General Hospital, followed by The Young and the Restless with 20 and The Bold and the Beautiful with 12.