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Brooke Shields

When Brooke Shields took the powerful Hollywood executive up on his offer to use the phone in his hotel room, she expected to call a cab. Instead, she was sexually assaulted — and blamed herself for what happened.

The incident happened when she was in her 20s, the model and actor, 57, told People in an interview published Wednesday.

“It’s taken me a long time to process it,” Shields said of the assault, noting that something doesn’t have to be violent to be scary. “I’m more angry now than I was able to be then. If you’re afraid, you’re rightfully so.”

Shields, who began her career as a child model, notoriously gained fame at age 12 when she starred in the movie “Pretty Baby” as a preteen prostitute. Three years later, she made waves with a provocative ad campaign for Calvin Klein Jeans.

The romantic movie dramas “Blue Lagoon” and “Endless Love” happened for Shields around the same time, in 1980 and 1981, further heightening the teenage Shields’ characterization as a sexual being.

She took a break from her career to attend Princeton University and came back in the 1990s with roles on TV and a number of roles on Broadway.

It was sometime between 1985 and 1995 when she had dinner with the exec — a dinner she thought was about her getting a role in a movie. When he assaulted her in the hotel room afterward, Shields said, she froze and didn’t fight back. She disassociated.

“It was really easy to disassociate because by then it was old hat,” she said after years of working as a cover girl and checking out to cope with the intensity of the attention cast her way. “And because it was a fight-or-flight type of choice. Fight was not an option, so you just leave your body. ‘You’re not there. It didn’t happen.’”

But it did happen. Shields said that until now, she had shared the story with only one person, a close friend who was a former security consultant.

A two-part documentary about Shields’ life in which she tells that story and others in detail debuts April 3 on Hulu.


Law Roach

Celebrity stylist Law Roach says his styling days are over, after years of dressing high-profile stars including Zendaya, Shakira, Céline Dion and Jennifer Hudson.

Roach announced his retirement with an Instagram post Tuesday.

"Thank you to everyone who've supported me and my career over the years. Every person that trusted me with their image, I'm so grateful for you all," he wrote. "If this business was just about the clothes I would do it for the rest of my life but unfortunately it's not!"

Roach continued: "The politics, the lies and false narratives finally got me! You win … I'm out."

The self-proclaimed image architect did not elaborate further on the second part of his post.

Roach's retirement came as a shock to his Hollywood and fashion peers, considering he styled several celebrities including Kerry Washington, Megan Thee Stallion, Hailee Steinfeld and the internet-breaking Hunter Schafer for post-Oscars celebrations on Sunday.

Designer Christian Siriano wrote on Roach's post, "absolutely not."

Supermodel Naomi Campbell also pushed back, commenting "Law I won't let you !!!! We don't quit .. strived to hard."

Roach, a regular on the Hollywood Reporter's most powerful stylists list, was the mind behind Zendaya's Joan of Arc-inspired look at the 2018 Met Gala and Ariana Grande's Renaissance-painting gown from the same year, among other iconic ensembles.

"I feel like if I'm going to leave a legacy and I'm gonna really get to a position where my work and the things I've done create an avenue for somebody else, especially somebody of color, then I can't be complacent on things I've ... done," he told the L.A. Times in 2019 .


Pat Sajak

Viewers are going online to discuss “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajack and how he mocked a contestant for her fear of fish.

Sajak approached Ashley Laumb during an interview segment of an episode that aired last week, asking, “You don’t like fish. You don’t like to eat them, you don’t like to swim with them?”

“Nothing — nothing to do with them at all,” she responded. “If they’re on a plate or in the water, I am not gonna be anywhere near it.”

“Were you frightened by a fish as a little girl?” Sajak probed, drawing laughter from the audience.

“It’s a long story, Pat, we don’t have time,” Laumb said. Sajak broke out in laughter while Ashley cracked a smile.

Ichthyophobia is defined as a persistent and irrational fear of fish.

Later during the show, Sajak dragged the joke along with a prank. After Laumb won some money, Sajak walked over, whipped out a toy fish and handed it to another contestant.

“I don’t want her to see this, just hold on to this,” Sajak said as he held the faux fish, which caused Ashley to groan and turn away with her hand to her face. Sajak, who has hosted the show for more than 40 years, then turned to her to offer an apology:

“You’ll forgive me for that, won’t you?” he asked.

“I might,” she quietly said.

Ashley went on to win the most money in the episode, walking away with $63,250.

Though Sajak apologized on air in real time, the moment drew ire from some online, including one Twitter user who wrote, “When someone has a phobia you do NOT test them. You can do serious harm to them.”

One Instagram commenter, a longtime “Wheel of Fortune” watcher, was flabbergasted, having never “seen Pat pull these kinds of shenanigans.”

But many other commenters came to Sajak’s defense, with one calling the gag “comedy genius.”


Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan wants her fans to get a clue that she’s going to be a mother.

She said on Instagram that she and husband Bader Shammas are expecting a baby.

“We are blessed and excited!” wrote.

Lohan and the Kuwaiti Lebanese financier wed in July 2022.

From combined wire services


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