Michael Douglas ‘Looking Forward’ to Being a Grandfather – As Son Cameron Expects First Child

Cameron Douglas is going to be a dad.

The 38-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas is expecting a baby with his girlfriend Viviane Thibes, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

“Everyone is thrilled for him,” says the source, adding, “Michael is looking forward to being a grandfather.”

Cameron and Thibes — a 39-year-old yoga instructor originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil — were first spotted together in August 2016, when they were photographed walking hand-in-hand through New York City.

Aside from her practice and certification in Jivamukti yoga, Thibes is also an actress, having received a bachelor’s degree in film at Hunter College in N.Y.C. and going on to star in a 2008 Brazilian film titled La riña.

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The baby news comes a little over a year after Cameron was released from prison after almost seven years. He received a five-year sentence for possession of heroin and selling methamphetamine, and a subsequent sentence extension after he confessed to smuggling drugs into prison.

“Cameron is fine. He has not relapsed,” Cameron’s lawyer Benjamin Brafman told PEOPLE in June after Cameron tested positive for having marijuana in his system while on probation in April and May.

“I feel thoroughly blessed. I have a beautiful and loving family who has faithfully supported me every step of the way, believing in me and refusing to give up in the face of one bleak adversity after the next,” Cameron wrote in an essay from prison for The Huffington Post in 2013. “I feel in the deepest recesses of my heart that there is a beautiful purpose hidden along this painful journey.”

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In July, Michael, 72, and Cameron were spotted out and about together in L.A., with the latter in town to visit his 100-year-old grandfather Kirk after getting permission to travel out of New York during his May court appearance.

The baby on the way will be Michael’s first grandchild. He is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones and the couple are parents to son Dylan, 17, and daughter Carys, 14.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/babies/cameron-douglas-expecting-first-child-girlfriend-pregnant/

Scorned Wife Allegedly Admits to Fatally Throwing 2-Year-Old Stepson After Abusing Him for Months

A California woman accused of killing her 2-year-old stepson has allegedly confessed to fatally throwing the boy into the air over long-simmering resentment that he was the result of her husband’s infidelity, PEOPLE confirms.

Chalsey Maynard, 30, is facing child abuse charges in the death of little Jaxson, who authorities say died of a severe head injury on July 28.

According to child-welfare investigative documents obtained by PEOPLE, Maynard allegedly admitted to county Child Protective Services officials that she threw the boy high in the air at her home in Stockton, California, and purposely let him fall on his head in anger over her husband’s affair with Jaxson’s mother, Brittany Gonzales.

“My world just crashed and burned when I heard that,” Gonzales, 28, of Salida, California, tells PEOPLE of the moments she learned of Maynard’s confession.

“My son did not deserve to have that happen to him just because she doesn’t like me,” Gonzales says.

Jaxson was rushed to a local hospital on July 25 and Maynard was arrested a day later. Gonzales says she was initially told that he had a “trampoline accident” while in the care of both Maynard and Jaxson’s father, Willard, who is married to Maynard. (PEOPLE could not reach him for comment.)

“I knew that didn’t add up in my head,” Gonzales says of being told a trampoline was involved. “My poor baby went out like that when he didn’t have to. Her reason behind it was because she had a deep dislike for me — it’s totally wrong.”

Maynard allegedly told officials that she and Willard had been married for nearly nine years before she found out in January 2016 that Gonzales and Willard had a son together, according to the CPS documents.

She said she was “depressed and devastated” after learning of her husband’s affair and that just looking at Jaxson — even months later — reminded her of Willard’s cheating and made her remember “how mad she was about everything,” the documents allege.

So “she threw in the air and let him drop” on July 25 while Willard was away, the documents claim. “She did not try catch him.”

“I knew she didn’t like me from the get-go because I was deemed the ‘other woman,’ ” Gonzales tells PEOPLE. “Once his dad got joint custody , she never really liked to talk to me or she would say very belittling things to me. The relationship we had was pretty much absent.”

Maynard is charged with felony child abuse/endangerment and felony corporal injury to a child, along with an unspecified felony, jail records show.

She is being held at the San Jaoquin County Jail in California on $2.35 million bail.

It is unclear whether she has entered a plea or retained an attorney. The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office didn’t respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

Suspect Confessed to Months of Abuse: Documents

“I did everything,” Maynard allegedly told authorities after initially denying she was responsible for Jaxson’s abuse, the documents show. She allegedly also told officials that just before Christmas 2016, she beat Jaxson with a toy bat while Willard was away, leaving the toddler with marks on his butt as well as discoloration on his legs and thighs.

Gonzales says she told CPS officials that Jaxson complained of pain around this time — saying “hurt, hurt” — and she took him to the hospital, though she never found out how the boy had gotten the bruises.

She tells PEOPLE that she reported the incident, but investigators could not determine who abused the child.

A few weeks before his death, Maynard allegedly abused Jaxson again while giving him a bath, she told authorities, as detailed in the documents.

“Chalsey said she held under the water by holding him down by his neck. was squirming,” the documents claim. “Chalsey said when she saw herself holding him underwater she stopped and asked herself what she was doing.”

Officials also interviewed Gonzales’ boyfriend, Austin Mount, who said the mom of three had been tipped off about her son’s abuse: She received an anonymous phone call on July 17 from a woman who said Gonzales “should not let go back to Willard’s house because Chalsey was abusing him.”

Mount said that Gonzales did not report the call because she did “not know if she could take it serious or not.”

Now, Gonzales says she wants nothing more than to have her son back.

“I’m emotional all the time. My anxiety is high. Every day I wake up and I wish my son was here,” she says. “It’s been a nightmare. A nightmare is the perfect way to describe these last few weeks.”

GoFundMe page has been created to benefit the family.

“He was just so silly. He loved to sing and dance. He loved to be around people,” Gonzales says through tears of Jaxson. “He was very independent, very soft spoken. He deserves justice for everything that he’s gone through.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/crime/stepmother-jaxson-love-murder-chalsey-maynard/

Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels Says Confederate Statue Removal Is Like ‘What ISIS Is Doing’

As more and more statues of Confederate leaders come down across the United States, country music legend Charlie Daniels is speaking out about the movement — likening it to ISIS’ demolition of historical sites in the Middle East.

“That’s what ISIS is doing,” the 80-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer explained during an interview with cable network Newsmax TV on Wednesday. “There were pieces of history over there they didn’t like and they were taking them down.”

“Where does it go to? Where does it stop?” Daniels asked host Rita Cosby. “Is it going to be Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson or are we headed into Jefferson, Washington, who were both slave owners? How deep into history are we going to go? Everybody that we disagree with, we going to have to wipe every semblance of them out? Is that what this’ll all be about? Is that what this is, is that where it’s going to go?”

His comments seem to echo those of president Donald Trump, who condemned the removal of memorials dedicated to Confederate leaders in the Civil War on Twitter Thursday.

“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” the 71-year-old former Celebrity Apprentice host tweeted. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!”

Trump continued, “Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!”

Daniels — the Southern-rocker known for his no. 1 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” — had similar concerns and argued that Americans didn’t need to agree with the politics of the figures involved.

“You don’t have to condone what happened in the Civil War. We all know what it was fought for. But they are statues of people that are a part of our history,” he said. “There are people who were part of our history who were not very savory characters. But Robert E. Lee, for instance, was one of the most honorable people in our history.”

“If you don’t like it, don’t look at it,” he added. “I walk past movie posters I don’t like. …There’s all kinds of symbolism in this country that I don’t like, but I’m not going to go tear them down. I just don’t look at them. They’re not standing there talking. These statues aren’t preaching or shouting out some kind of crazy epithets or something. They’re just sitting there. So just turn around and don’t look at them.”

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Fans of Daniels will be familiar with his outspoken political views. “The media and opportunists act as if the two factions in Charlottesville represent the attitudes of the whole country,” he tweeted on Thursday of Saturday’s headline-making protests by white-supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one dead. “Believe me, it doesn’t.”

After Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain — in which a van barreled into the city’s popular Las Ramblas tourist district, killing 13 people and injuring 100 more — Daniels tweeted, “Did a hell of a lot of good for Spain to cave in to the terrorists when they blew up that train a few years ago.”

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Saturday’s tragedy, the city of Baltimore voted to remove a statue of Chief Justice Roger Taney — the author of the Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and helped precipitate the Civil War. Officials also quietly removed four confederate monuments throughout the Maryland city on Tuesday night, CBS Baltimore reported.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/country/charlie-daniels-confederate-statue-removal-isis/

Will Jon Snow Survive Beyond the Wall? Looking Ahead to Game of Thrones Episode 6

 

Six seasons later, winter is no longer “coming” — it’s officially here.

Last Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones ended on an epic cliffhanger as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his motley crew embarked on their next adventure north of the Wall. Their goal, of course, is to bring back some form of evidence to prove to Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) that White Walkers do actually exist — and that they are the real enemies the people of Westeros need to focus on taking down.

“Death is the enemy — the first enemy, and the last,” says Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) in a preview at the upcoming episode 6, “Beyond the Wall.”

“The enemy always wins,” he adds ominously. “And we still need to fight him.”

Between glimpses of clashing swords, breathless sprints and the Night King’s chilling stare, we certainly aren’t expecting an easy fight — which begs two questions for Thrones fans: One, will Jon and his crew make it back alive, and if they do, will they be successful in bringing back any evidence of the danger that looms beyond the wall?

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Well, we’ll have to wait and see to find out, but in case you were curious about what it was like shooting all those scenes in the freezing cold, it was just as miserable as it looks — especially because, as fans know, the actors are never wearing hats or headgear.

“I was asking for one!” Harington, 30, recently told The New York Times. “I wanted a hat when we were shooting in Iceland. We’ve had endless conversations about it. It’s been a big, big question in Thrones, about when they’re up North, whether they wear headgear or not. It seems ridiculous in cold climates not to have your head protected.”

“But it’s a decision they made a long time ago, the decision that we need to see faces more than heads being warm,” he explained. “It’s very difficult when you’re filming people in that environment, to differentiate between people’s faces. I think they decided that was the most important thing. But trust me, no one wants a hat more than me.”

Game of Thrones airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on HBO.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/game-of-thrones-episode-6-jon-snow-beyond-wall/

Kevin Durant Says He Won’t Visit Trump’s White House with Golden State Warriors: ‘I Don’t Respect Who’s in Office’  

Kevin Durant says he won’t visit the White House with the Golden Star Warriors if the NBA champions are invited to meet President Donald Trump.

“Nah, I won’t do that,” Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP told ESPN. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”

Championship visits to the White House have become a regular occurrence in recent decades. But many champion athletes — including several New England Patriots players — have declared that they wouldn’t make the customary trip in protest of Trump’s administration.

Durant is just the latest to voice his decision, and the NBA star said he’s sure his team will follow his lead.

“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” Durant told ESPN of Trump. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll agree with me.”

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Earlier this year, the team shut down rumors that they had decided not to visit Trump’s White House.

“We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary,” the team said in a statement in June. It is unclear if the team has been invited yet.

Durant’s comments come in the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three people dead and dozens more injured.

Durant told the publication that Trump’s rhetoric on the events has led to increased racial tension in the country.

“He’s definitely driving it. I feel ever since he’s got into office, or since he ran for the presidency, our country has been so divided, and it’s not a coincidence,” the athlete said.

“So to see that and to be where we are now, it just felt like we took a turn for the worse, man. It all comes from who is in the administration. It comes from the top. Leadership trickles down to the rest of us … In my opinion, until we get him out of here, we won’t see any progress.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/sports/kevin-durant-wont-visit-white-house-trump/

Taking It to the Streets! Shoppers Mobbed the First Homesense Store Opening in Massachusetts: See the Photos

It’s a boy band! It’s a unicorn frappuccino! Nope. It’s the opening of a discount home goods store.

HomeGoods‘ spinoff store Homesense is finally here and fans are literally lining up down the block to get a look at what the new brand is bringing to the (reasonably priced) table.

The store opened its first location in Framingham, Massachusetts, August 17, and the crowd came through for TJX Co.’s latest offering, as these exclusive photos show. The décor-loving mob was clearly ready to storm the fort and be the first to get their hands on that next best throw pillow find.

Although similar to HomeGoods in many ways, Homesense has a few differences that set it apart from the original celeb favorite. For one, things are organized by color, to help shoppers find matching pieces a little more easily.

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Another addition is a “General Store” housing organizational and cleaning products, to satisfy any qualms you had about just perusing the aisles for fun (we didn’t).

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Two departments you won’t find, however, are Kids and Pets products. But don’t worry — it’s only to make room for the expanded lighting, art and furniture sections.

If you’re having major FOMO about what treasures there are to be discovered, plan a trip to East Hanover, New Jersey, where the second store is opening on September 6th.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/home/homesense-store-opening-photos/

Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James Line Is Releasing a Dress Just for PeopleStyle Readers

Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line, Draper James, is one of our absolute faves, y’all!

The star, 41, has brought her signature southern-inspired style mainstream with her line of dresses, totes, skirts and more that can be worn everywhere, from a backyard BBQ to a day at the office.

“When you look good, you feel good,” Witherspoon says of her upbeat style. “It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed…. If you’re pulled together, you’re definitely going to fit in with any crowd.”

With that in mind, her brand teamed up with PeopleStyle to release a pretty little number exclusively to our readers: The Lace Rosslyn Dress, which is available for $295 at draperjames.com/peoplestyle.

The white floral lace frock features navy trim and details as well as voluminous bell sleeves. Plus, it is as chic as it is versatile. Not only does it look great on its own — it’s fitted, but not too tight, trust us! — but you can add cute extras to make it perfect for any occasion: Wear it with booties and a denim jacket for brunch, a leather jacket and heels for a girls’ night out, or a flat or kitten heel for work.

The style is available in size 0 through 14. Scoop it up before it’s gone!

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/draper-james-exclusive-dress/