KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN IS ENGAGED TO TRAVIS BARKER
In less than a year, Travis Barker has done what Scott Disick couldn’t do in ten: get a ring on Kourtney Kardashian’s finger. The Poosh founder made the announcement official herself with an image of her being embraced on the beach by Barker… at sunset… surrounded by thousands of roses and candlelight. Her caption? One word: “Forever.”
The Blink-182 drummer got down on one knee beachside at the Rosewood Miramar hotel –and she said yes! They had just gotten back from a fun trip to NYC – where Travis was in town to perform with Young Thug on “SNL” – and hit up the Rosewood in Montecito, their usual spot. So a source tells “E! News” Kourtney “had no idea” he was planning to propose.
Travis recruited the Kardashian fam’s florist Jeff Leatham to set up huge floral arrangements on the beach lined with candles, leading Kourtney to center where he “professed his love to her and thanked her for making him a better person.” "It was super emotional and sentimental. Kourtney was so happy and was definitely emotional," the insider says. "She teared up and couldn't stop saying, 'I love you.'"
LA COUNTY ATTEMPTING FORCED PSYCH EVAL ON VANESSA BRYANT
If the county of Los Angeles has its way, Vanessa Bryant and the other surviving family members of the fatal helicopter that killed Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others in January 2020 will have to submit to a psychiatric exam to prove a point. To review, they’re suing over the unauthorized release of photos of the crash site. The county wants to know if the plaintiffs’ emotional distress was caused by the photos or the crash itself.
Since the county thinks it was the crash itself, they want a court order to compel the exams to defend themselves against Vanessa’s lawsuit. She’s claiming invasion of privacy and negligence because county employees improperly shared pictures of human remains from the crash site.
“Despite putting their mental condition front and center in this case, Plaintiffs refuse to submit to independent medical examinations (IMEs),” the county stated in their court filing. “The County brings this motion to compel IMEs of the Plaintiffs, which are necessary to evaluate the existence, extent and nature of Plaintiffs’ alleged emotional injuries. Plaintiffs cannot claim that they are suffering from ongoing depression, anxiety and severe emotional distress and then balk at having to support their claims.”
JUSSIE SMOLLETT TRIAL DATE SET FOR LATE NOVEMBER
Jussie Smollett will finally face the music for his alleged hate crime attack. After his lawyer couldn’t get the case dismissed, a judge in Chicago said that trial would begin on November 29th.
To review, the former “Empire” claimed that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in January 2019. He was later charged with filing a fake police report when investigators discovered that he allegedly paid two brothers to stage the crime against him because he wasn’t happy with his salary.
Those charges were originally dropped by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s office. A judge then assigned a special prosecutor to the case, who charged Jussie with six new counts of disorderly conduct in February 2020. He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.