The Morning Shade with Sue

Demi and Wilmer back together?...and a Longmeadow native Goes Team Kelly on The Voice!

March 1, 2018

Gone Baby Gone TV Series. Dorchester is getting another shout-out in Hollywood, as Fox makes moves with its pilot based on “Gone Baby Gone.” And now, the network has announced the leading man for its TV adaptation: Joseph Morgan. Morgan, who stars in the CW’s soon-to-end vampire drama “The Originals,” will be playing the character of private detective Patrick Kenzie. The British actor has some big shoes to fill, as the last man to portray the P.I. was Cambridge’s own Casey Affleck. As fans know all too well, Affleck starred in the 2007 movie “Gone Baby Gone,” which also served as his brother Ben’s directorial debut. Both the movie and the upcoming, untitled TV pilot are inspired by the 1998 novel “Gone Baby Gone,” written by Dorchester-bred author Dennis Lehane.

Never say never when it comes to a Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama reconciliation! According to a source the 25-year-old singer and her former boyfriend of 6 years are in a very good place, stating that a rekindling of the relationship wouldn't be all that farfetched. "They could definitely end up back together. They have crazy love for one another and a very special place in each other's hearts. When you have history like theirs, things are so comfortable and familiar. Nothing can really compare." Demi and Wilmer have been spending time together as of late, most recently being spotted at lunch on Feb. 24 at Sol y Luna restaurant in San Fernando Valley.

Serena Williams husband, what a guy. On her way to a tennis match the tennis great and new mommy got to see a series of billboards that her husband arranged to put up along the freeway. They said in this order “Greatest” then “Momma” then “Of All time”. The last one said GMOAT. Sweet yes but maybe a bit showy?

I'm so fortunate to have @alexisohanian and @olympiaohanian by my side for my comeback. I love my surprise so much from them. I feel so special. Love you both.

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A Massachusetts girl makes the cut on The Voice. Brynn Cartelli, a 14-year-old singer from Longmeadow was the first artist chosen by new judge Kelly Clarkson during the show’s premiere. Blake Shelton also turned but Cartelli said she’s been a fan of Kelly’s since she was 4 years old.

you tell all the boys no, and i tell @kellyclarkson yes ---- #teambrynn #teamkelly

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Prince fans getting ready to celebrate the music icon once again as we approach the 2nd anniversary of his death. Paisley Park announced the details for Celebration 2018, the second annual four-day gathering at his Minnesota complex. It’ll run from April 19th-22nd and feature live music, panel discussions and presentations. Among the musical acts are Prince’s longtime protégé Sheila E.

Oprah Winfrey says the only thing that could get her to run for president is a signal from GOD. The media mogul gave an interview to PEOPLE magazine recently and made clear she’s been getting support for a White House bid and that she’s prayed about the prospect of running. She said this “God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it. She said so far, she hasn’t received the message. 

Word on the street is that the Spice Girls will perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19th. Mel B kind of hinted at it in a recent interview but wouldn’t confirm.

Kristen Wiig is in talks to play the villain Cheetah in the Wonder Woman sequel.