55-year-old Nicolas Cage and his new young girlfriend Erika Koike has been dating from the last spring.
For the first time, the couple was seen in Puerto Rico during the shooting of the movie “Primal”. Nicolas is going to add one more name in his marriage list.
Reportedly, Nicolas has applied for the marriage license with his girlfriend in Clark County, Nevada.
Talking about the previous marriages of the actor, he was married to Patricia Arquette, Lisa Marie Presley and Alice Kim.
Alice Kim and Nicolas separated in the year 2016 with a son Kal- El Coppola.
Let’s see when the wedding bells of Nicolas and Erika rings. Do tell us your views about the marriage of this new couple in the town in the comments section below. For more Hollywood news stay tuned to Daily Patron.
Rising Rapper “Pop SMoke” shot dead in his LA house: Police
LOS ANGELES — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning.
Los Angeles police had initially discounted a robbery theory in the days after the 20-year-old rapper’s death Feb. 19 at a home in the Hollywood Hills. Pop Smoke’s legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson.
Capt. Jonathan Tippet, who oversees the Los Angeles Police Department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division, said three men and two teenage boys likely went to the home because they knew Pop Smoke was there from social media posts. They stole items from the home, though Tippet said he could not divulge what was taken. The teens were 15 and 17 years old.
“We believe that it was a robbery. Initially we didn’t really have the evidence but then we discovered some other evidence that showed this was likely a home invasion gone bad,” Tippet told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The five suspects were arrested Thursday morning as detectives served several search warrants in Los Angeles. All are believed to be members of a South Los Angeles gang, which Tippet would not name, and at least some of them are believed to be linked to a 2019 homicide when a fight escalated into a shooting outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Pop Smoke and his entourage staying at the home are not believed to be associated with the gang, Tippet said. No one else was shot during the incident.
The Los Angeles Times reported in February that the rapper had posted pictures of him posing by an infinity pool in the home’s backyard, as well as a picture of the Los Angeles skyline from what was likely the house’s backyard. In another post, Pop Smoke or a member of his entourage put a picture of a gift bag tagged with the Hollywood Hills address and a different photo showed him posing by a Ranger Rover in a spot where the home’s address was partly visible in the background.
“It’s our belief that (the home-invasion robbery) was based on some of the social media” posts, Tippet said. “It’s based on the fact that he was posting his information may have contributed to him knowing where to find him.”
The home where the shooting occurred is owned by Edwin Arroyave and his wife Teddi Mellencamp, daughter of Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer John Mellencamp and a star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Rapper like 50 cent reacted on twitter about his death:
Teddi Mellencamp previously said on Instagram that the couple had been notified of the shooting at their rental property but knew no more than what they had seen in media reports.
Pop Smoke arrived on the rap scene in 2018 and broke out with “Welcome to the Party” a gangsta anthem with boasts about shootings, killings and drugs that became a huge sensation, and prompted Nicki Minaj to drop a verse on a remix.
Earlier this year, Pop Smoke released the mixtape “Meet the Woo 2,” which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. It was the follow up to his first official release, “Meet the Woo.” The rapper also had the popular hit “Gatti” with Travis Scott and Jackboys and “Dior.”
Last week, Pop Smoke released his posthumous debut album “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” which was met with mostly positive reviews. The 19-track album featured several star-studded guests including 50 Cent, Roddy Rich, Future, Swae Lee, Quavo, and others.
‘Powerhouse’ theatre star Nick Cordero remembered for big voice, big heart
TORONTO — Even as a gangly student in Hamilton and Toronto, Nick Cordero was seen as a big-hearted rock star destined to make a great mark on both the theatre world and his circle of friends.
Those who knew the late Tony-nominated theatre performer are remembering him as a passionate, ambitious and deeply caring actor, singer and dancer whose immense talent and towering presence made him stand out even in his early days in Canada.
“He was six-foot-five and all lungs, all powerhouse singing,” says Canadian actor-producer David J. Phillips, a friend of Cordero’s who studied theatre with him at Ryerson University in Toronto.
“I know a lot of this stuff sounds cliche at times, but he really was like a rock star. He just was cool and stylish and popular, but with this incredible voice. But on the other hand of that he’s this humble, funny, genuine, supportive person who cares and listens and roots for you.”
Cordero died Sunday at age 41 in Los Angeles after spending three months in hospital battling a range of issues stemming from COVID-19, according to an Instagram post from his wife, dancer and personal trainer Amanda Kloots.
His case captured the world’s attention as Kloots posted daily social media updates on his condition, which was a roller coaster ride of complications, including the amputation of his right leg.
“The one thing that I hope that comes out of this is that people realize that this isn’t something to joke around about, or think it isn’t that serious or is just for really old or frail people or something,” says Phillips, noting Cordero’s case made him “paranoid” about the novel coronavirus.
“This guy who’s healthy, no pre-existing conditions — he’s a singer, he’s a dancer, he has healthy lungs and everything — if he can go at 41, then my God, like there’s no stopping this thing.”
Born and raised in Hamilton, Cordero hit the big time in New York in productions including “The Toxic Avenger,” “Rock of Ages,” “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway.” The latter is what earned him a Tony nomination and where he met Kloots, who was also performing in the show.
More recently he was starting to carve out a career in Hollywood, with roles on shows including the series “Blue Bloods,” and was building a new life in L.A. with Kloots and their one-year-old son, Elvis.
Lou Zamprogna, former longtime director of Theatre Aquarius’s summer performing arts program in Hamilton, taught Cordero and cast him in productions including “Evita” and “Chess” for about five years, starting when the aspiring performer was 13.
He recalls him being determined, focused, well-behaved and in love with his craft.
“He listened to every word,” Zamprogna recalls. “He was like a sponge soaking up everything you did and said.”
Fellow Canadian Broadway star Caissie Levy lived a few streets over from Cordero and his family growing up in Hamilton and studied in the same theatre program as him at Westdale Secondary School. The two stayed in touch throughout their careers and hung out with their spouses and children together.
She describes him as a “wickedly funny” friend and colleague who was “everyone’s cheerleader” and quick to lend a hand.
“He was the same guy as a Broadway star as he was as a kid growing up in Hamilton, and I think that’s what people loved most about him,” Levy says.
“He was just an easygoing dude. Really kind really gracious, really humble — a real Canadian kid. He was a team player, and that’s what made him such a great fit for theatre.”
When Cordero arrived at Ryerson, he was “on another level” above the rest of the class, Phillips says, noting his swagger, booming voice and turn as guitarist/vocalist in the band Lovemethod.
“It’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘I really like musicals, and I’m pretty good at them. But that guy, that guy’s got something beyond,’ ” Phillips says.
“Even though he had such a big talent and was such a big guy, the biggest thing was his heart, because he was always incredibly humble and always incredibly supportive and cared as much about your dreams and your goals as his own, and was just a really good listener.”
Cordero then moved to New York and Zamprogna went to see him perform in several productions, including “Bullets Over Broadway.”
“I remember those moments as clear as day,” Zamprogna says. “He’d walk on stage and he would stand perfectly still and you couldn’t take your … eyes off him. He was so fully committed when he was on that stage that the rest of the world wasn’t there. And that’s what we’re all going to miss. I just love the man.”
Levy says the second she saw Cordero play mobster Cheech in that musical, she knew he would get a Tony nomination, noting: “He just grabbed it and made it come alive.”
Cordero always made time for Zamprogna whenever he visited him in the Big Apple, proudly introducing his former teacher to everyone in the theatre, and taking him out for drinks with Kloots.
Cordero also flew home to Hamilton to perform at a celebration of life for Zamprogna’s wife who died unexpectedly.
He would often tell Zamprogna about how grateful he was for helping him as a teen, but the instructor felt he got just as much from his student, who was always “genuinely open-hearted and generous.”
“You meet people with ambition, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to be these nice, warm, open people — and Nick was,” Zamprogna says, getting choked up with emotion.
“I don’t think Nick had a bad word to say about anybody. He just loved the world, he loved life, and he loved this girl named Amanda who he finally married. And this is what makes this so drastic and so devastating what’s happened to him.”
Like Zamprogna, Phillips says Cordero would also take him out on the town whenever he visited him in New York.
When the two last got together in late February in L.A., where Phillips now lives, Cordero mentioned starting up the new band Creator Destroyer with members of Lovemethod.
And even as his star rose, Cordero was always interested in Phillips’ career.
“I think that’s why he affected so many people, is that he had so much success himself, but he was always rooting for your success and he never flaunted it. He never had a big ego,” Phillips says. “He was just a really genuine, cool guy.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 6, 2020.
Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press
Susan Downey Proud Of Her Husband Robert Downey Jr. AKA Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. popularly known as Iron Man or Tony Stark is living a whole new life shedding his old life. His wife Susan Downey helped him to cultivate. Now, Robert’s past is far behind him and credit often goes to Susan.
It’s really hard to recognize Robert as anyone rather than Iron man. In 1996, Robert was arrested on drug & weapon charges. Also in 2000 & 2001, he was hit with two other arrests. This led him to treatment at the court-ordered drug-treatment facility, Wavelengths International.
Then, he met Susan in 2003 at the sets of Gothika movie, which Susan Downey was producing and Robert was starring.
She has been a great wife to him and kept him at the straight path. The Marvel Cinematic Universal is also responsible for Roberts’ success and a new life. In 2008, MCU movie Iron Man proves a game changer for the actor.
Now both husband and wife are celebrating Avengers: Endgame as the movie beats opening day record of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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