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‘Rhodes To The Top’ Preview: Brandi Worries Contractions ‘In My Back’ Means Her Baby Is On The Way

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‘Rhodes To The Top’ Preview: Brandi Worries Contractions ‘In My Back’ Means Her Baby Is On The Way

Brandi Rhodes wonders if she’s going into labor in this EXCLUSIVE preview of ‘Rhodes to the Top,’ and she – along with Cody Rhodes – share why they ‘pulled back the curtain’ on their lives with this show.

Things are going perfectly fine for Brandi Rhodes at the start of HollywoodLife’s sneak peek at the upcoming episode of Rhodes To The Top. The Chief Branding Officer for All Elite Wrestling is about to throw “80s Night” for AEW Heels, a “community that I constructed for female fans to talk about wrestling.” However, Brandi – pregnant with her and Cody Rhodes child – gets a call she cannot ignore. “I’m having pretty intense contractions,” says Brandi in a confessional. “They’re in my back, actually, which I’ve never really felt before. So, kinda starting to wonder if this baby’s actually coming.” A chat with the midwife doesn’t really shed some light, as they’re left to wonder if this is Braxton-Hicks (false labor pains) or the real deal. Fans will have to tune in to TNT on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 10 pm EST to see what the doctor has to say.

Rhodes to the Top shows all the drama and joy involved with AEW’s power couple. As to why the couple would want to invite a camera crew in to document this high-stressful time in their lives, Brandi and Cody say that this is a chance to give back to the fans who have supported them from day one. “This is the ‘perfect storm’ moment,” Brandi says during an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife. “We are now at a point where our personal lives are peaking — in that, we’re becoming parents and growing our family —  I think it was just kind of the perfect moment for all of that stuff to be something that we share. Our [AEW] fans have been with us since day one, so they kind of feel like they were on the ground floor when everything happened. I’m sure they’re clamoring to see a little bit of a ‘behind the curtain’ to see what else is going on that maybe we don’t know about that we weren’t there for.”

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“And of course, the fans of Cody and I, we’ve been together for a long time working together,” says Brandi. “In different companies and on television, our fans have always wondered when we are going to have a family, and now, we are. So, we’re pulling the curtain back on that process too.” Brandi also said that Rhodes to the Top works because they have “easy content,” where other reality television shows struggle to fill a half-hour. The Rhodes didn’t have that problem. “It became ‘what don’t we film?’ That became the issue here,” she said.

“We put the mics on us, turn the camera on, and being producers on this show, we were able to keep that true,” adds Cody. “So I’m very proud of what people are going to see. If anything. It’s a really authentic show.”

Rhodes to the Top promises to show Cody and Brandi navigating both the wrestling world and the unknown territory of becoming parents for the first time. “There’s a balance between what you see behind the scenes,” says Brandi, “and then a balance of what you see with us in the family life. As the series went on — you know, for most of it, I was pregnant. We get this kind of crescendo of having this baby, and then it’s a little bit of the cliffhanger.”

“I am hopeful for more seasons of the show, and I’m hopeful that, in those seasons, we’re able to see a little bit more of some of the family life, because like I said, we filmed so much stuff that didn’t even make it. Hopefully will be shared socially, but a lot of that stuff was with family and friends. So, we’ll see.”

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Brandi also doubled down on her promise to return to the ring. “I don’t say things that I don’t mean, so I absolutely intend on making a return,” she said. “I intend on doing a lot of things. I’ve never been someone who intended on being a stay-at-home mom.”

Since Rhodes to the Top is about family, Cody revealed what he thought his father — the late wrestler, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes – would think about his son having a reality television series. “With respect to my dad, I would hope he would see a show called Rhodes to the Top and see these giant billboards popping up everywhere as his legacy. His name and his grandchild being part of it, that he would just be as entertained as we hope everyone else is.”

“I know that the story of ‘rags to riches’ that Dusty presented — being the son of a plumber. It’s very different when you look at the ‘American Nightmare.’ That’s more of a riches-to-riches story. So, I feel like he probably would have a lot of conflicts with who I’ve become, the executive that I am, but that’s always what’s been and made our family, in my opinion, very special,” says Cody. “I’m not doing a tribute act Dusty, Dustin [Runnels, Cody’s brother and fellow wrestler] isn’t doing a tribute act to me. We’re all very different. We want to be different to just bolster this thing that Dusty started. I would hope he gets a special kick out of it. I know Michelle [Rubio, Cody’s mother] — you know they were married almost forty years to see her on-screen and know how hard it is to get her on-screen. He would go nuts for “hat.”

Rhodes To The Top airs on TNT with the next two episodes airing on Saturday, October 16 at 10PM ET/PT and on Saturday, October 23 at 10PM ET/PT.

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Sandra Bullock Slays In A Sheer Sparkly Jumpsuit At ‘The Unforgivable’ Premiere — Photos

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Sandra Bullock looked glam in a sparkly jumpsuit at the New York premiere of her drama film, ‘The Unforgivable.’

Sandra Bullock put her best fashion foot forward at the premiere of her film The Unforgivable in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The Oscar winner, 57, stunned in a sheer sparkly jumpsuit as she arrived on the red carpet, finishing the look with a black blazer and clutch purse.

Sandra Bullock at the premiere of ‘The Unforgivable’ in New York on November 30, 2021 (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

The star wore her hair down in light waves, rocking a smoky eyeshadow and subtle pink lip to celebrate her new thriller drama, where she stars as Ruth Slater, a woman released from prison after committing a violent crime. Upon her release, she sets out for redemption and searches for the sister she left behind.

Viola Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Linda Emond, and Aisling Franciosi also star in the film, slated for a December 10 release on Netflix after a select November 24 theatrical release. In a recent interview with Q’s Tom Power on CBC Radio on Monday, the actress said she’s “never doing a drama again” after taking on the gritty role of the ex-con.

“I just want to do my comedy. I’m going back to comedy,” Sandra quipped. “And I’m going to fight for it and I’m going to enjoy it.” The actress lamented the fact that comedies generally receive less acclaim than serious dramas. “I guess making someone cry is far more important than making them laugh,” Sandra said.

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Sandra Bullock at the premiere of ‘The Unforgivable’ in New York on November 30, 2021 (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)

The former rom-com queen, beloved for roles in The Proposal, Miss Congeniality, While You Were Sleeping, and Two Weeks Notice, among others, maintained that comedy films aren’t as easy as they look, thank you very much. “It really requires a village to make comedy work, at least for me,” Sandra said. “I need a great partner opposite me to play ball with.”

That’s not to say the actress isn’t skilled in non-comedic films, having starred in Bird Box, Gravity, and, of course, Speed opposite Keanu Reeves. Sandra recently revealed that she’d like to do one more Speed film with Keanu — in the form of a comedy, that is. In her former co-star’s profile with Esquire, Sandra pitched a “bookend of Speed” where the two play “funny old people.”

“We can be 75 — it’ll be even better then, like an old-people Cocoon thing,” Sandra told the magazine. “We [can] play two funny old people. A road trip. Just put us in an RV as old people. It’ll be the bookend of Speed! We’ll just be driving really slowly. Pissing the world off. There’s our movie.”

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Larsa Pippen ‘Isn’t Afraid’ To Discuss Kardashian Drama On ‘RHOM’: ‘She’s Sharing Her Side’

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Larsa Pippen is returning to ‘The Real Housewives of Miami’ for its fourth season on Peacock, and she’s not afraid to talk about her fallout with the Kardashian family on the show.

Cease and desist? Not for Larsa Pippen! The former Kardashian BFF — who’s returning to The Real Housewives of Miami for its long-awaited fourth season — is unafraid to discuss the drama that went down with the high profile family. “Larsa will openly be discussing the Kardashians on Real Housewives of Miami,” a source close to production EXCLUSIVELY shared with HollywoodLife. “She wasn’t afraid to be open and honest about what happened. She isn’t afraid of them either.”

The insider went on to reveal that people have made the 46-year-old aware the family “may fire off a cease and desist,” but she ultimately “doesn’t care what they think of her” or what she’s willing to spill. “She wanted to share her side of the story and she felt she was honest about it. She’s excited to be back on the show,” the source added.

Larsa Pippen & Kourtney Kardashian during a night out together (Rhty/Starmaxinc.Com/Shutterstock).

Larsa famously used to be close with the Kardashian family until there was a major fallout between them a couple of years ago — the details of which have never been truly discussed. For the upcoming season of RHOM, however, Larsa — who starred in the original iteration of the series — is ready to dive into the details and reveal what really happened between she and the Kardashian clan.

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Larsa Pippen & Kim Kardashian have a girls night out (Shutterstock).

Fans got a taste of the Kardashians being name-dropped in the trailer released on Tuesday. In the trailer, Larsa is verbally attacked by one of her cast members in an argument where her former bestie, Kim Kardashian, is mentioned. “You left this group of women. You come back with a butt as big as Kim Kardashian’s, trying to become the new Kim Kardashian — which you’re never going to be,” one of the Housewives says.

RHOM has been off the air since 2013, but Peacock decided to revive the series with a new season premiering on Dec. 16. The cast features returning wives Larsa, Alexia Echevarria and Lisa Hochstein, with newcomers Guerdy Abraira, Dr. Nicole Martin and Julia Lemigova. Former Housewives Adriana de Moura and Marysol Patton and newbie Kiki Barth will also be featured.

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Selena Gomez Claps Back At Troll For Criticizing Her Drinking Joke After Kidney Transplant

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A social media user criticized Selena Gomez for her joking about heavy drinking after getting a kidney transplant. Then the actress fought back.

Selena Gomez didn’t find one fan’s comment about her drinking very funny. The drama all began when the Only Murders in the Building actress posted a funny reaction TikTok to Dr. Dawn Bantel’s description of what constitutes “heavy drinking” for men and women. “The CDC defines heavy drinking as 15 or more drinks a week for men,” Dr. Dawn explained as Selena jokingly raised her eyebrows. “And 8 or more drinks per week for women.”

Although the “Ice Cream” singer captioned the video by saying, “it’s a joke,” some TikTok users didn’t think her take on heavy drinking was very funny.

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“So one of your best friends gives you her kidney and you continue to drink excessively,” a user wrote. “Damn Selena.” After the person wrote in the critique, the 29-year-old clapped back, “It was a joke ass.” Following Selena’s response, numerous fans came to her defense, with one writing, “The fact you need to say that this is a joke [pleading face emoji]…I love you.”

Selena Gomez (Denis Makarenko/Shutterstock).

In Sept. 2017, Selena announced she had received a kidney transplant from her friend, Francia Raisa, 33, while battling lupus. In an interview on Today during that time, Selena shared how her pal saved her life with the organ donation. “I guess I got to the point where it was really, kind of, life or death,” she shared. Since her surgery, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer has advocated for kidney donations, using her platform to call out controversial jokes about the subject.

In August 2021, the pop star called out the show The Good Fight for joking about her situation, writing, “I am not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for television shows has become a thing but sadly it has apparently,” she shared. “I hope in the next writer’s room when one of these tasteless jokes are presented it’s called out immediately and doesn’t make it on air.” Moreover, fans came to Selena’s defense when the Saved By the Bell reboot also made light of the subject, leading the network to issue a formal apology.

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