The 411 With Francesca: 1/16/18

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Simone Biles Reveals Abuse

Unfortunately Simone Biles joins her Olympic teammates Aly Raisman, McKayla Mulroney & Gabby Douglas with her account of abuse by former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar's sentencing hearing begins today in Lansing, MI where the Attorney General is allowing impact statements from 125 victims and the disgraced doctor faces anywhere from 25 to 40 years in prison and a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. Biles released a statement on Twitter revealing her abuse.

NEW COUPLE ALERT

Looks like Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has a new leading lady, actress Dakota Johnson. The pair was first linked back in October but now it seems they've finally taken their romance public. They were also spotted having dinner in LA before paparazzi spotted them strolling on the sand. ALSO, (arguably the most interesting part) this newfound romance seems to have been strategically made public only a week after Martin's ex wife Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed her engagement to TV writer & producer Brad Falchuk. Hmmmm......

Cranberries Frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan Dead At 46

Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan unexpectedly passed away in her London hotel room yesterday at the age of 46. It's a bit sketchy as no cause of death has been revealed or any substantial information at all however we do know the Cranberries frontwoman was in London for a short recording session. Theories are swirling from depression to health complications but one thing is for sure, everyone in Hollywood was affected by her untimely passing with statements being released from James Corden, Josh Groban, Duran Duran & more.  

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Getting Their Own Royal Lifetime Movie

To the shock of literally no one, Lifetime is making a fancy royal movie about Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. The movie will chronicle how the couple met & how their romance blossomed into an engagement and ultimately marriage. Unfortunately that's about all I got-- the movie is still in it's casting phase & no premiere date has been set.  

Former RHONY Jill Zarin's Husband Bobby Dies of Cancer

Anyone who is an original Real Housewives of New York City fan was also a big fan of one of the shows staple couples, Jill & Bobby Zarin. Jill's husband Bobby Zarin, 71, passed away due to cancer and was laid to rest yesterday in an emotional service at Riverside Memorial in NYC. We should be seeing this whole tragic event on Bravo sometime soon due to reports past & present housewives were in attendance plus Bravo cameras. Really Bravo? (side eye emoji)

SNL Gets A Country Twist

Looks like Chris Stapleton is teaming up with Will Ferrell for the January 27th episode of Saturday Night Live. This is going to make for a tired Chris considering the Grammy's are the next day!

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