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Halyna Hutchins: 5 Things To Know About The Cinematographer Killed After Alec Baldwin Misfires Prop Gun

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Sante Fe police confirmed Alex Baldwin ‘discharged’ a prop gun on the set of his new film ‘Rust,’ fatally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Here are 5 things about the talented DP who sadly lost her life.

Tragedy struck Hollywood on Thursday, Oct. 21 when actor Alec Baldwin, 63, “discharged” a prop gun that fatally killed a crew member on his new film Rust. Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins died after the on-set incident while director Joel Souza, 42 was injured, Santa Fe Police confirmed to DEADLINE. Per the outlet, Baldwin was “unaware” of the “type of ammunition in the gun” which ultimately lead to the fateful accident. Police have confirmed the report, although the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. HollywoodLife has reached out to Alec’s rep for comment, but we did not yet receive a response.

Baldwin stars in the film — a Western set in 1880s Kansas — and it’s written and directed by Souza. Hutchins, a talented DP in the industry, was leading the visuals for the project. Here are 5 things about the cinematographer who tragically lost her life.

Halyna was a Los Angeles-based cinematographer 

On her official website’s “about” section, Halyna described herself as a “Los Angeles based union cinematographer.” She also graduated from the AFI conservatory in 2015 and had since worked on a series of narrative shorts and features. The 42-year-old was also one of the 8 Female Cinematopgraphers for the 21st Century Fox DP Lab and was featured as one of the film industry’s “Rising Stars of Cinematography 2019” in American Cinematographer.

Speaking of her time at AFI, Halyna told the magazine that it made her “rethink” who she was as an artist and how she wanted to work in the industry. “One thing I learned is that cinematography is not something you do by yourself. It’s a group [project]. You need to develop your own vision, but the key to a successful film is communication with your director and your team.”

Haylna was born in Ukraine and spoke both Russian & English 

Halyna describes herself as originally hailing from Ukraine and then growing up on “a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle” — what a unique locale! The late artist also shared that she had a graduate degree in journalism from Kyiv National University in Ukraine and previously dabbled in investigative journalism “with British documentary productions in Europe” before settling in to cinematography. She also spoke both Russian and English, setting her apart for work in the states.

Taking whatever production assistant jobs she could in America, Halyna also shared with American Cinematographer that she worked in fashion photography as well to learn the “aesthetics of lighting — how you create the mood, the feeling.”

She worked on numerous artistic shorts & features 

Across Halyna’s Instagram and website reels are numerous stills and clips from short films and features she’s worked on, ranging in genre and aesthetics. Since finishing her graduate work at AFI in 2015, she completed two features, Snowbound in Colorado and Darlin’. “Right now, I’m just really interested in finding fruitful collaborations,” she told American Cinematographer regarding her quest for continued experience. “To me, it’s the collaborative effort between creative minds that elevate each other’s work.”

She added, “I’m just hoping to find my Wong Kar-wai,” citing her inspiration from the renowned Hong Kong director who specializes in bold, immersive, atmospheric works.

Her work received critical acclaim 

It’s no surprise Halyna was employed for a major feature starring an A-lister like Baldwin, considering her breadth of work she obtained over the years. In a post from Oct. 2020, the DP shared a poster from a film she photographed, Sunday’s Child, which was accepted to a few film festivals while the horror feature, Darlin’, premiered at the SXSW film festival in 2019. The film, directed by Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), also played internationally at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Fantasia, London FrightFest, and more.

She stood in solidarity with the IATSE union 

In some of Halyna’s last posts on Instagram, she shared photos from the New Mexico desert on the set of Rust. One of the shots — perhaps the most touching — was a large group pic of the film cast and crew as Halyna shouted out the IATSE, or The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union.

“Standing in #IAsolidarity with our @IATSE crew here in New Mexico on RUST,” Halyna wrote in the caption, reposting from another person working on the production. The historic strike, which honors the needs of the tireless workers in Hollywood who mostly operate behind the scenes, is still putting pressure on Hollywood to negotiate better working conditions and better pay.

Although we’re heartbroken at the tragedy of Halyna’s passing, her final days of living her passion and supporting her fellow artists to live their dreams with dignity and purpose is something to be acknowledged and remembered.

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Anne Hathaway Rocks Little Black Dress & Holds Hands With Her Husband On Rare Night Out

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Anne Hathaway & husband Adam Schulman looked simply stunning on Thursday as they stepped out for a date night at Soho House in New York City.

Anne Hathaway, 39, and her handsome hubby, Adam Schulman, 40, stepped out in NYC on Thursday evening, walking into Soho House in the Meatpacking District for a date night. The couple, who just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary in September, held hands as they walked into the establishment, both looking stylish for the occasion at the members-only club.

Anne Hathaway & husband Adam Schulman step out for a date night at Soho House, NYC (Nancy Rivera / SplashNews).

While Adam wore a navy pea coat, black chinos, and black sneakers, Anne opted for a black turtleneck mini dress over sheer black tights, pairing the look with knee-high black leather boots, a black, quilted bag, and a herringbone-pattern gray mid-length coat. The pair, who share sons Jack, 1, and Jonathan, 5, seemed to have gotten a babysitter for their stylish night out, as Adam wore a face mask for the occasion while Anne went mask-free as she walked from the black SUV to the swanky locale.

The night out in NYC marks another this past week for the couple, who were also rumored to have taken their children to The Nutcracker ballet with pals Bradley Cooper, 46, Irina Shayk, 35, and their daughter, Lea, 4.

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Anne Hathaway & husband Adam Schulman look simply chic for a date night out in NYC (Nancy Rivera / SplashNews).

Anne and Adam seemed to be enjoying mom & dad’s night out, as both have remained busy this year after their second child was born right before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic began. The pair were also spotted back in March out to dinner in Santa Monica, California, that time with their two adorable sons in tow.

Anne has also maintained a full schedule despite production complications from the pandemic, next starring in the seven-episode series Solos. And, in 2022, Anne will join Chance the Rapper and Bo Burnham in the Sesame Street film and has three other projects in production — Bum’s RushArmageddon Time, and The Lifeboat. In addition to those projects, the Oscar-winning actress has even more films in production, showing how much the pandemic can’t slow her down!

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Texas Trainer (Allegedly) Totin’ A Tummy Full Of Tristan Thompson Is Suing Infant Allergic Athlete

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Texas Trainer (Allegedly) Totin’ A Tummy Full Of Tristan Thompson Is Suing Infant Allergic Athlete

Trifling Trystin’ strikes again with the infant allergic antics!

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Tristan Thompson is being sued for child support according to a new report from the DailyMail.

The UK publication obtained court documents filed by a 31-year-old woman named Maralee Nichols asking for child support for her baby boy, whose due date is December 3rd and could likely arrive any day now. According to her filing, the child was conceived in Houston this March while Thompson was in town celebrating his 30th birthday. While we could not find any social media birthday posts on Tristan’s Instagram page.

There was this sweet message Khloe posted along with a photo of herself with Tristan and their daughter True:

ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴀʀᴇ ᴍᴇᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴᴇꜱ ᴡʜᴏ ɢᴏ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪꜱ ᴅᴇꜱɪɢɴᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴛᴇᴀʀ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴀᴘᴀʀᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ꜱᴛʀᴏɴɢᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴡᴇʀᴇ ʙᴇꜰᴏʀᴇ. ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ ꜰᴏʀ ꜱʜᴏᴡɪɴɢ ᴍᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʏᴏᴜ ꜱᴀɪᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ. ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴀᴛʜᴇʀ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ. ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇꜱᴛ ꜰʀɪᴇɴᴅ ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ɪɴ ʏᴏᴜ. ɪ’ᴍ ᴛʜᴀɴᴋꜰᴜʟ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪ ᴄᴀɴ ᴅᴏ ᴀʙꜱᴏʟᴜᴛᴇʟʏ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀɴᴅ ɪᴛ ꜰᴇᴇʟꜱ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ.

ɪ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴅᴀʏ ʜᴏᴡ ʟᴏᴠᴇᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ʙʏ ᴍᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴏ ᴍᴀɴʏ.

ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ ᴛᴛ!

ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ 30!

ɪ ᴄᴀɴ’ᴛ ᴡᴀɪᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴀʟʟ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇᴍᴏʀɪᴇꜱ. ᴛʜɪꜱ ɪꜱ ᴡʜᴇɴ ʟɪꜰᴇ ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ꜱᴛᴀʀᴛꜱ ɢᴇᴛᴛɪɴɢ ɢᴏᴏᴅ!

Pretty sure these are not the kind of memories Khloé was talking about.

Thompson is not denying he had sex with Nichols. The filing includes a declaration from the Sacramento Kings baller admitting he had sex with Nichols multiple times at a hotel following a party the two attended together. Thompson describes how Nichols drove them to the event in her Maserati, then afterwards returned to his hotel where she told him she had ‘a special birthday surprise’ for him. Thompson says he knew she was referring to sex.

“When we got to my hotel room, we immediately had sexual intercourse,” Thompson says in his declaration. “Petitioner [Nichols] initiated our sexual contact and never objected to our having sexual intercourse. She was very awake and conscious and did not exhibit any signs that she was other than a willing participant in our sexual activities.”

“We did not drink at my hotel room and Petitioner was not drunk. After we had sexual intercourse, Petitioner specifically asked me if she could spend the night because it was my ‘special birthday’ as she called it.”

“I told her I had to get up early in the morning but she said it would not be an issue for her. After we had sexual intercourse, we went to bed. We were both naked sleeping with one another. Before I left the hotel, we had sexual intercourse again in the morning.”

While Thompson claims that night was the only time he had sex with Nichols, her lawyers say the affair began at least five months before his birthday celebrations and that Nichols traveled to California multiple times to see Thompson, including after she got pregnant.

Nichols filed her paternity suit on June 30 in Los Angeles, after relocating there from Texas. She is asking for child support, reimbursement of medical expenses and pregnancy-related costs such as Lamaze classes, a doula, and prenatal vitamins as well as newborn clothing, formula, and diapers.

Thompson is asking that the case be moved to Texas, since Nichols was a resident of Texas at the time of conception. Thompson also accuses Nichols of ‘venue shopping’ and claims he never had sex with Nichols in California and wasn’t even aware she had moved there. He also says he’s never been a California resident and that his residence is in Massachusetts and his only license is a Massachusetts ID. Interestingly enough, Thompson mentions both of his other children and their mothers, noting that he maintains a residence in California because he’s only allowed to see his children there. He also makes a few mentions of ‘being hounded by the paparazzi’ and complains about how he was served with Nichols’ lawsuit claiming her legal team had been ‘lying in wait’ and ‘slipped through the gates’ of his Encino home in front of his children to hand over the documents. While he hasn’t denied he could have fathered Nichols’ son he is asking for a paternity test once the baby is born.

SMH. There is a whole lot of stretching being done to avoid paying the cost of California child support. Do you think Nichols is wrong to file in California? Is Tristan wrong for asking for a change in jurisdiction?

While Khloé hasn’t commented directly about the case, she did post a message to her story about not having energy for negativity.

Yikes… Listen, babies are a blessing, but this sounds really messy.

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Tristan Thompson Accused Of Fathering Trainer’s Expected Child & He Responds In Court Docs

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A pregnant personal trainer from Texas claims that Tristan Thompson is the father of her expected child, and in court docs, he admitted to sleeping with the 31-year-old.

Tristan Thompson, 30, is allegedly expanding his family. The NBA superstar is alleged to be expecting his third child with Maralee Nichols, a 31-year-old personal trainer from Texas, according to the Daily Mail. Maralee is currently pregnant with a baby boy, due Dec. 3, and she claims that Tristan is the father. In court documents, obtained by Daily Mail and filed in the Superior State of California, County of Los Angeles, Tristan admitted to sleeping with Maralee in March.

However, Tristan did not confirm whether he’s her baby’s father. “Petitioner does not know when conception took place and concedes that conception may have took place in March or April 2021,” Tristan claims. “I do not know if the claims that I am the father of her child are supported by facts.” Tristan also stated in the docs that he wants to take a paternity test in Houston, Texas, as well, as he insists that that is the only place he slept with Maralee. HollywoodLife has reached out to Tristan’s rep and lawyer for comment.

Photos of Maralee fully pregnant have been published by Daily Mail. Court documents, which were published by DM, also confirm that Marilyn and Tristan hooked up during his 30th birthday celebrations in Houston in March, at which point he was still dating Khloe Kardashian. Tristan admitted in the court docs to having sex with Maralee several times at a hotel following the party. However, he says this night was the only time he had relations with Maralee, despite her claims that they had a “five month affair,” which she claims took place in California, as well.

Tristan Thompson (Photo: Brian To/Shutterstock)

“When we got to my hotel room, we immediately had sexual intercourse,” Tristan said in the court filing, according to the docs obtained by DM. “Petitioner [Maralee] initiated our sexual contact and never objected to our having sexual intercourse. She was very awake and conscious and did not exhibit any signs that she was other than a willing participant in our sexual activities.”

In her court documents, Maralee is reportedly asking for child support, as well as reimbursement for expenses like a doula, birthing classes and more, from Tristan in the state of California, according to Daily Mail. However, in Tristan’s response, he is asking for the case to be moved from California to Texas. He insists that he does not have a permanent residence in California and that his “domicile residence” is in Massachusetts. He explains that his residence in California is strictly for the purpose of spending time with his two children, who live in the state. Tristan is already a father to son Prince, 4, whom he shares with ex Jordan Craig, 30, and daughter True, 3, whom he shares with on-again, off-again girlfriend Khloe.

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Tristan Thompson with Khloe Kardashian and their daughter True Thompson (Photo: IXOLA / BACKGRID)

The NBA star’s latest split from True’s mom Khloe came in June. Tristan and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum were actively co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic and had even made plans to have a second child via surrogacy. The final season of KUWTK documented the pair’s process of freezing embryos to prepare to expand their family.

During the KUWTK reunion in June, Khloe confirmed that she and Tristan were back together following his Jan. 2019 cheating scandal. “We just really became genuine, great friends with one another and great co-parents,” Khloe explained. “He’s a great dad. It was just this natural progression. I’m not saying it’s what I would encourage other people to do, it’s just what naturally happened for him and I.”

Just a day later, news broke that it was over between the pair following a new batch of cheating allegations, which were never confirmed by Khloe or Tristan themselves. However, when the reunion was taped, Khloe was unaware of the rumors. “Khloe was being honest about the status of their relationship at the time of the reunion taping,” a source told HollywoodLife exclusively. Khloe has yet to comment on the latest reported baby news, but HollywoodLife has reached out to her rep for comment.

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