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Hugh Jackman helps couple get engaged during Minnesota tour performance

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HJ(ST. PAUL) — Love was in the air at a recent performance of Hugh Jackman’s The Man. The Music. The Show.

The actor helped a couple get engaged at his June 22 tour stop at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

“I don’t normally do this and you’ll understand why afterward, but I got a letter from a guy named Joe,” Jackman told the crowd as seen in a YouTube video that’s just now making the rounds. “Joe told me he was going to be here in the audience.”

Jackman then stepped off the stage and approached Joe Kripal, who was at the show with his girlfriend, Sanaa Ahmed.

“Hi Joe, how are you doing? It’s good to meet you. Say hi to everyone,” Jackman said, before handing the mic over to Joe.

Joe then turned to his girlfriend and said, “Sanaa, I want to spend every day with you. That’s why I asked a superhero to help me out with this.”

As the crowd cheered, he got down one knee and asked Sanaa to marry him. She said yes through happy tears.

Jackman then gave the couple a hug before continuing with the rest of his show.

And at his show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden this past Saturday night, Jackman showed some love for his own wife of 23 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, who was in the audience. In a clip posted to Page Six, he’s seen serenading her with their wedding song, Frank Sinatra’s “All the Way”

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'Boy Meets World' star Danielle Fishel delivers son four weeks early after "nightmare" complication

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Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel and her husband, Jensen Karp, are the parents to what Karp calls a “miracle” baby.

The new parents shared on Instagram that their son, Adler Lawrence Karp, was born four weeks early on June 24 after a doctor discovered fluid in his lungs during an ultrasound.

The baby is still in the hospital, and Fishel and Karp both noted in their posts that they’ve leaned on each other during what has been both an exciting and trying time.

“We feel helpess [sic] and powerless and useless and we wanted so badly to follow our ‘birth plan,’ unsurprisingly none of which involved leaving our beautiful baby boy at the hospital for the first weeks of his life,” Fishel writes.

She adds, “We have also struggled with making this announcement – we are THRILLED Adler is here and we want to shout it from the rooftops but we know posting about his birth and its complications opens us up to prying eyes – aka paparazzi staked outside our house, following our every move they way they did several times during my pregnancy.”

“We are much too fragile for that right now and I pray wholeheartedly that we can have some space as we navigate these next few weeks,” Fishel concludes.

Fishel, 38, and Karp, 39, married last year and announced that they were expecting a baby boy a few months after their wedding.

Though the birth of their son did not go as expected, Karp added that Adler is “already the center of my universe.”

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Lady Gaga, Sterling K. Brown, Elisabeth Moss invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — Next year, when stars stand onstage clutching their Oscars and say that they’d like to “thank the Academy,” among the people they’ll be thanking are Lady Gaga, Sterling K. Brown and Elisabeth Moss.

They’re among more than 800 members of the showbiz community who’ve been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — and that means they can now vote on who wins the Oscars.

Other notable new Academy members include Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright and Winston Duke, The Crown‘s Claire Foy, Spider-Man star Tom Holland, Amanda Peet and Alexander Skarsgard.

Music producer Mark Ronson, who won the Best Original Song Oscar with Gaga earlier this year for “Shallow,” was also invited to join, along with Adele and Eurythmics frontwoman Annie Lennox.

Fifty percent of the new members are women, and 29% are people of color.

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Back in the game: 'Jumanji: The Next Level' trailer debuts

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Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are back in the game for the next installment in the Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: The Next Level.

As we see in the movie’s new trailer, the grandfathers of two original players accidentally get sucked into the video game this time around. Danny DeVito transports into The Rock’s body, while Danny Glover becomes Kevin Hart’s character, thus making the jungle adventure a whole lot more complicated.

Jumanji: The Next Level is the follow-up to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a retelling of the 1995 Robin Williams hit Jumanji.

The film, also starring Nick Jonas and Awkwafina, hits theaters December 13.

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Kimono no more: Kim Kardashian is changing shapewear brand’s name after backlash

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Taylor Hill/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Kim Kardashian’s new shapewear brand is getting a new name after all.

The reality star has announced she’ll be changing the name of the upcoming line from “Kimono,” after receiving backlash for cultural appropriation.

In an Instagram post Monday, Kardashian says she’s grateful for the direct line of communication she has with her fans and the public.

“I am always listening, learning and growing — I so appreciate the passion and varied perspectives that people bring to me,” she writes. “When I announced the name of my shapewear line, I did so with the best intentions in mind.”

She continues, “My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideration, I will be launching my Solutionwear brand under a new name. I will be in touch soon. Thank you for your understanding and support always.”

After initially announcing the new line was called “Kimono” last week, fans criticized her for appropriating the name of a traditional Japanese robe.  Initially, Kardashian defended the choice of the name, telling the New York Times she had no plans to change it.

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