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David Spade Says He Keeps 'Checking In' on Ex Heather Locklear

David Spade says he and ex-girlfriend Heather Locklear have continuously checked in on one another during difficult times in their lives.

The 53-year-old comedian appeared on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show, Radio Andy, on Wednesday, when he was asked about Locklear, whom he dated in 2006. Locklear, 56, has made headlines recently due to incidents with police and her reported issues with addiction. 

“Yeah, I mean, I love her,” Spade says of the former Melrose Place star. “She was nice to go out with me. I will always be indebted to her because she was so nice, so fun, and no apologies, went out with me, didn’t care, even though I’m sure she took some grief.”

“But I grew up loving her,” he continues, recalling how they started dating. “She was on SNL once hosting when I was a writer. She goes, ‘I remember you,’ and I go, ‘There’s not a chance’ … she remembered me and I was some doofy writer, not getting any sketches on, of course, just, like, mesmerized by her, growing up on her and loving her. Ran into her later, we were friendly, and then we started hanging out. She’s always chirpy and fun and hilarious.”

Spade says he checks in on Locklear now and then, and that the actress also reached out to him when his sister-in-law, Kate Spade, died last month by suicide.
 
“Heather, I check on her,” Spade says. “What can you do other than just say hello, and check in, and say, ‘If you ever want to say hi and and talk or anything,’ and that’s what people did to me with Kate. And there’s something nice about — people are just there. It’s just sort of a friendly gesture, the way they did it to me.”

Spade later said he didn’t want to come off as judgmental when reaching out.

“No one can do anything with what happened with Kate [Spade], but at least when people just say ‘hey’ that’s some niceness coming in, good vibes, instead of ‘what’s going on?’ which is obviously very tough …  you don’t want to be condescending,” he notes. “And [Locklear’s] having a tough situation, whatever, we all do. I have had my down moments, like everybody, so I don’t look at anybody like, ‘Ugh, can you believe?’ I just go ‘Sh**, everyone is like one inch away from having some trouble sometime.'”

Last month, Locklear was rushed to the hospital after a reported overdose call, less than a day after she was arrested for allegedly kicking an officer at her home when police responded to a domestic disturbance call. The Sheriff’s Office told ET at the time that police wanted her to be evaluated due to her level of intoxication. While the EMT was evaluating her, she allegedly kicked him as well.

A source later told ET that Locklear was expected to head back to rehab after her arrest, and that her family was relieved that she would be going back into treatment.

But Spade and Locklear have clearly remained on good terms since their split. ET was on the set of Spade’s show, Rules of Engagement, in 2007, when Locklear guest-starred. The actress jokingly told ET she and Spade were like “kissing cousins.”

“We went together to a concert once, Kid Rock was there,” she also recalled. “He started laughing — ‘You’re like the same height’ — and I said, ‘That’s so not cute.'”

For more on Locklear’s recent troubles, watch the video below:

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Trump suggests he'd 'run in' to confront a school shooter, criticizes Florida deputies

U.S. President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors on Monday that he would have rushed in to aid students and teachers during the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

“You don’t know until you’re tested but, I think, I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon and I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too,” Trump said at a White House meeting.

He again found fault with the officers who didn’t stop the gunman who carried out the massacre. “They really weren’t exactly Medal of Honour winners,” he added.

Under pressure to act to stem gun violence on school grounds, Trump solicited input from the state chief executives during meetings Monday at the White House. The governors are in Washington for their annual winter meeting.

“Our nation is heartbroken. We continue to mourn the loss of so many precious and innocent young lives,” Trump said during a meeting with 39 governors. “But we’ll turn our grief into action. We have to have action.”

Seventeen students and teachers were killed in a Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., sparking a public outcry for new gun-control measures as well as action to improve school safety.

Conferring with governors, Trump said his calls for the arming of teachers wasn’t a universal one, instead likening it to taking advantage of educators with athletic talents to provide additional protection within schools.

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, right, listen to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speak during a business session with fellow state governors hosted by the U.S. president. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“The headline was Trump wants all teachers to have guns. Trump wants teachers to have guns. I don’t want teachers to have guns,” the president said. “I want highly trained people that have a natural talent, like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball or putting.”

The president pointed to a number of ideas that he has floated since the shooting, including improving background checks for gun purchases, arming educators, re-opening mental institutions and banning “bump-stock” devices like the one used during the shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.

He has also suggested raising the minimum age for the purchase of assault-style weapons along with paying teachers bonuses for carrying concealed weapons as a way of warding off potential shooters.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one of two Democrats to address Trump publicly, expressed his concerns over arming teachers as a way to respond to the school shootings. “We need a little less tweeting, a little more listening,” Inslee said.

Trump defended the proposal, saying he believes “retribution” is the only way to prevent more school shootings.

During the 75-minute event, Trump called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to outline the steps he is taking to respond to the shooting in South Florida. Scott said he plans to increase funding to protect schools and to tighten gun restrictions on those with mental health issues.

Sheriff’s office facing questions

The president renewed his criticism of former Broward County Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson as the officer’s lawyer said in Florida the accusations are untrue that he acted unprofessionally and cowardly during the shooting. Lawyer Joseph DiRuzzo said Monday that the school resource officer didn’t enter the high school because it sounded like the shooting was happening outside the building.

The president told the governors, “Look at Peterson. Look what he did in Broward where he thought he was probably a brave guy, but he wasn’t a brave guy under pressure. He choked and other people choked.”

Trump said he had lunch during the weekend with key leaders of the National Rifle Association, including Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox, and said the NRA officials “want to do something” to address the issue.

Trump said there is “no bigger fan of the Second Amendment than me,” but there’s a need to boost background checks and ensure that a “sicko” is unable to get a gun.

“Don’t worry about the NRA,” Trump said. “They’re on our side.”

Trump’s session with the governors was the latest in which he solicits ideas for stopping gun violence at schools as the White House works to finalize an expected legislative proposal. Trump spent several days last week hearing emotional pleas from parents and students, including some who survived the Parkland shooting, and others who suffered through school shootings in Connecticut and Colorado. He also solicited input from state and local officials.

Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump expressed uncertainty when asked whether arming teachers would make children safer.

“To be honest, I don’t know,” the mother of three said in an interview with NBC News from South Korea, where she attended the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. “Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school. But I think there is no one solution for creating safety.”

The NRA, which backed Trump for president, opposes increasing the minimum age for assault-style weapons purchases but favours arming teachers.

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Toronto 'took me in': U.S. star Jozy Altidore finds home north of the border

Jozy Altidore may never have to buy a drink again in Toronto.

It’s a theory that may already have been tested, judging from his woozy performance at Toronto FC’s victory parade Monday.

“I just want to let you guys know that I’ve been partying since Saturday,” Altidore said to the crowd

“And baby I’m TFC ’til I die,” he added before dropping the microphone and starting an impromptu dance with his teammates.

After mixed success playing abroad, the 28-year-old U.S. star has found his happy place in Toronto.

“It’s got my back and then some,” he said. “It’s great.”

Not a fan of the limelight

While it was likely a good thing the MLS Cup MVP was not operating heavy machinery, it was hard not to feel his joy at celebrating the championship win with his adopted city. It was a far cry from last Thursday when a taciturn Altidore made like he had only brought a dozen words or so with him to a pre-MLS Cup news conference.

Toronto teammates say the real Altidore is good company.

“Jozy is the most fun-loving, happy-go-lucky guy that I’ve ever been around,” defender Drew Moor said.

Away from the spotlight, Altidore will turn on his mega-watt smile. But he clearly is no fan of being in the limelight.

If he can skip the media side of the job, so much the better. And reporters covering Toronto FC have learned that while Altidore is happy to talk up teammates, he has no interest in discussing his own exploits.

But in recent weeks, Altidore has opened up about how he has grown to love Toronto and its fans.

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“It’s no secret personally before I came to Toronto, my life was in a lot of ways not great,” he told reporters in his end-of-season availability this week. “A lot of that comes down to me, growing up as a young kid, just learning how to be a man.

“But this place took me in and made me a man. Toronto made me a man. It helped me in so many ways that you guys will probably never know. So I’m eternally grateful to this city and I hope it’s a relationship that doesn’t end any time soon.”

Altidore joined Toronto in January 2015 after an 18-month stint with Sunderland, with England striker Jermain Defoe going the other way.

Altidore can outmuscle most defenders. But he also has a deft touch, allowing him to connect with teammates. Despite those skills, Altidore’s time at Sunderland did not go as planned. He scored just once in 42 Premier League appearances (three goals in 52 appearances in all competitions). And he heard all about it.

“Jozy Altidore’s European career: a badly advised, confidence sapping failure” was the Guardian’s headline around the time of the TFC transfer.

Altidore a frequent target of abuse

In today’s intrusive social media world, Altidore still hears it from all sides.

Away from soccer, Altidore dates tennis star Sloane Stephens and dotes on a young son from a previous relationship. Instagram photos of the little guy are usually tagged “What a blessing.”

One such photo, honoring his son’s third birthday, drew a comment that said: “What a trash player that cost us the World Cup. You’re pure disgrace.”

Altidore and Toronto captain Michael Bradley, his longtime U.S. teammate/skipper, were targeted with abuse for the Americans’ failed World Cup campaign by rival fans in the final away game of the regular season in Atlanta and the road legs of playoff series against the New York Red Bulls and Columbus.

At Red Bull Arena, one abusive fan even questioned his patriotism. Raised a Jehovah’s Witness, Altidore does not put his hand on his heart during the U.S. anthem.

“It’s just crazy in the sports world — not even the sports world, the world in general — how people love to wait for a bad day or one of your downfalls to come out and kind of dance on your grave,” Altidore said. “It’s kind of sad what society has become.”

MLS Cup win silences critics

Anyone doubting Altidore’s allegiance should look at his commitment to the U.S. national team — 110 caps and 41 goals.

In 2017, he became second-youngest player in U.S. team history to reach 100 caps (at 27 years, 84 days) before becoming just the third U.S. international to hit the 40-goal mark. He also tied Clint Dempsey as the career U.S. scorer in World Cup qualifying with 18.

The MLS Cup win was a chance to answer some of his critics, while fulfilling dreams discussed over “hours and hours” with Bradley, who helped convince Altidore to take a chance on Toronto.

“We’ve been on the field on so many big days together — good days, bad days,” Bradley said. “And as I said after the [MLS Cup final], when push comes to shove he’s a guy that I want by my side every step of the way.”

Altidore has stepped up at key moments, further endearing him to Toronto fans.

In Toronto, he has 38 goals and 11 assists in 75 regular-season games. Last season, he became the first player to score in five straight MLS playoff games. This year, his two postseason goals proved to be the winner in both the Eastern Conference final against Columbus and MLS Cup final against Seattle.

Altidore’s immediate future involves spending time with his family. His sister is getting married Saturday.

“Then getting ready for next year,” he said. “If anything makes you hungry, it’s winning and having that kind of reception from the city. It just makes you want to have it again.”

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Hilary Duff Takes a Bikini Selfie as She Continues to Live Her Best Vacation Life: 'Leaning In'

Hilary Duff is loving that vacation life! The 29-year-old Younger star shared a sexy black and white mirror selfie late Wednesday night.

WATCH: Hilary Duff Slams Body Shamers: ‘Let’s Be Proud of What We’ve Got’

In the shot, Duff posed in a pair of bikini bottoms and a sheer cover-up with her wide-brimmed hat and giant shades.

“Leaning in,” she captioned the photo.

The former child star has been living it up in Hawaii with her son, Luca, and several pals. She’s also been spotted paddleboarding throughout the sunny vacay.

Last week, she posted a body-positive message to her fans after photos surfaced of her on the beach.

MORE: Hilary Duff Continues Her Paddleboarding Extravaganza, Goofs Off With Son Luca in Hawaii: Pics!

“I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages,” Duff wrote on Instagram. “I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share ‘celeb flaws’ – well I have them! My body has given me the greatest gift of my life: Luca, 5 years ago. I’m turning 30 in September and my body is healthy and gets me where I need to go.”

For more from Duff, watch the clip below!

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Justin Timberlake Praises Wife Jessica Biel's 'Incredible' New Role: 'Like Nothing I've Ever Seen Her In'

Playing Justin Timberlake Praises Wife Jessica Biel’s ‘Incredible’ New Role: ‘Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen Her In’

You’ve gotta love couples who support each other not just personally, but professionally as well.

Justin Timberlake took to Instagram on Monday to shower praise on his wife Jessica Biel for her outstanding performance in her upcoming crime thriller series, The Sinner.

EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Jessica Biel’s New Summer Series ‘The Sinner’

“Ok, I know I’m not exactly fair and maybe biased here, but my wife’s new show – @thesinnerusa – is amazing,” the 36-year-old artist wrote, sharing a trailer for the new show. “It’s like nothing I’ve seen her in before, and she’s incredible in the role. You should check it out when it premieres Wednesday on USA. –JT.”

What a proud husband!

WATCH: Justin Timberlake Throws Wife Jessica Biel an Epic Roller Skating Birthday Party — See the Pics!

The USA network has been teasing out intense clips of Biel in the series, who seems poised to deliver an absolutely chilling performance as a woman confessing to murder. Check out some of them below.

The Sinner premieres on Wednesay, August 2 at 10/9c on USA.

EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Biel Opens Up About How She and Husband Justin Timberlake Inspire Each Other

Meanwhile, Biel recently opened up about how the couple’s career-oriented partnership is what makes their marriage work.

Watch the video below for more.

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