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What Happened Between Denise Richards and Heather Locklear?



Congratulations: when Lisa Rinna tells you to Google something, you do it! I’m guessing you’re here because of those clear instructions during Part 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion when Denise Richards and Heather Locklear’s…something was brought up. What is that something, exactly? Well, I did a pre-Google search for you to get to the bottom of it.

First of all, let’s just give a shoutout to Denise who was texting without a care in the world while the clip of Rinna tearfully apologizing to her in Rome played on the screen, the true indication that she was already checked out of this entire show. Though she really proved it when Andy Cohen asked her, “How do you think Lisa Rinna has changed?” and she responded by saying, “I think I need to eat something before I answer this question.” Hey, low blood sugar is no joke! And even though Rinna called after her, “I’d like to know the answer!” Denise got up from her chair and walked away from the camera set up in her home.

She did return moments later with a stack of papers and her shoes in hand, saying “No, I’m done. I have to go to work tomorrow, I have 48 pages.” But she ultimately sat back down and answered the question saying, “I think Lisa is very different on the show and she’s turned on me.” Well, you haven’t seen anything yet. Because Rinna goes on to declare she, “Would’ve not had Denise come on this show if I were to do it over again,” then bringing up another feud from Denise’s past.

As if mentioning the text messages Brandi Glanville showed the whole group about her alleged friendship with Denise wasn’t enough, Rinna then said, “You know, I go back to when she was friends with Heather Locklear.”

“I actually wasn’t Lisa, and you know that. To bring that up, really? She was friends with my ex-husband, come on. Now you’re grasping at straws,” Denise tells her. And while Rinna doesn’t continue, Cohen, like the rest of us, wants to know, “I don’t understand the Locklear reference.”

“Well, she’s insinuating that I’m such a bad friend,” Rinna begins, though Denise refutes it, and the conversation stalls once more. But, earning that paycheck, Cohen presses, “Can you clue me in about the Heather Locklear thing? I’m sorry to keep bringing it up but I’m kind of interested.”

“Lisa, that is low,” Denise tells her, and Rinna only responds, “Just Google it. Google it.” And so we all have now!

Of course, this might not be a surprise for folks that tuned in to watch Brandi on Watch What Happens Live last week. When Cohen asked her which non-Bravolebrities have reached out to declare they were on #TeamBrandi, Brandi said, “I would say maybe Heather Locklear.”

“Really? The two of you have been chatting on DM?” Cohen asked.

“Heather just reached out to me and said thank you with a bunch of hearts and prayers [emojis],” Brandi relayed. “It just made me feel like I was probably bringing this side of Denise out for everyone to see. I wrote back ‘Of course the truth always comes out,’ and she wrote a bunch of more hearts. Then I say, ‘Hey, you should be on Watch What Happens Live with me.’ And she said, ‘I already had a cease and desist from Denise so I’m not gonna do it.’”

If that is the case, the cease and desist likely happened sometime between 2008-2012 when Denise Richards, fresh off her split from Charlie Sheen, started dating Heather Locklear’s ex-husband Richie Sambora. Except that it might have been JUST when he became her ex. Rumors swirled that Denise was responsible for breaking up their marriage, but in an interview with Redbook magazine, she defended her relationship with Sambora, and pointed to an earlier dissolution of her friendship with Locklear.

“I was no longer friends with Heather months before Richie and I got together,” Richards said. “I don’t want to say what caused the split, but she and I weren’t even speaking then. It wasn’t ever like we’d be shopping and go back to her house and I’d flirt with her husband. Yes, I got together with Heather’s soon-to-be ex-husband, but no, I didn’t have an affair with him. If Heather and I had been friends at that time, I would never have crossed that line. But we weren’t. The friendship was not salvageable, and in the beginning, Richie and I just talked as friends because we were dealing with similar situations. We never planned for anything to happen.”

Though it sounds like she did take the advice of her former friend Rinna and “owned” any doubts she may have had, adding, “Did I question the decision? Yes. Did I know it wouldn’t go over well? Of course. I’m a grown woman and I know what I did and the repercussions of it. I get why the public thinks I’m an awful person who stole someone’s husband. But in my heart, I know I did not break up their marriage. If either Richie or I had felt our marriages were fixable, we wouldn’t have crossed that line.”

It turns out, that’s not the only man they’ve had in common, as Denise and Heather also shared fictional flings with Dr. Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro) when they were in character on ’90s drama series Melrose Place, where Heather played the infamous Amanda Woodward and Denise played, get this…a character named Brandi Carson. Insert a bunch of heart and prayer emojis here.

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Commander ’85 Review | Screen Rant




Commander ’85 is a lackluster hacking simulator that relies heavily on 80s nostalgia in hopes players will overlook the game’s glaring flaws.

The 1980s is a very nostalgic time for the American people and is responsible for influencing a lot of today’s pop culture. The ’80s can also be attributed to the success of plenty of movies and music due to the way it pulls at the heartstrings of even those who didn’t live through the neon decade. Commander ’85 is a sci-fi hacking simulator that attempts to harness the power of ’80s nostalgia but ends up failing to provide an enjoyable or memorable experience.

Commander ’85 borrows the classic ’80s storyline of a group of mischievous kids who accidentally get involved in government affairs while partaking in “normal” kid activities. The main character somehow gets a mysterious new computer called the Commander ’85 which comes complete with Artificial Intelligence and a network hacking device. The game starts with the player pulling a Ferris Bueller by hacking into the school’s computer to make all of his absent days disappear. Up until the gameplay begins, Commander ’85 sets the player up for what seems like is going to be another classic adventure-filled thrill-ride, but as soon as the PC boots up the fun is over.

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Commander ’85 hits players with a fantastic synthwave soundtrack that wouldn’t feel out of place in an episode of Stranger Things. The game offers the quaint ability to turn the music off and on by interacting with a radio, but the player is going to want to keep it on as its one of the few enjoyable things about Commander ’85. For the entirety of the game, the player is confined to their room with a few objects they can interact with. However, the majority of the player’s time will be spent pulling their hair out while looking at the in-game monitor of a 1980s “supercomputer.”

commander 85 terminal view

As far as hacking simulators go, Commander ’85 hits the nail on the head of how difficult it must have been to hack in the ’80s. The computer is a terminal in which the player has to type a series of commands correctly to get the desired result. In order to learn the commands the player has to be an actual hacker or they need to read and memorize the entire in-game manual. However, the manual doesn’t provide all of the necessary information and assumes the player will figure out how to complete certain tasks. This leads to frustration number one as the game’s very first task can take hours due to the lack of proper explanation.

There are other sequences that take place throughout the game, but the majority of it is either furiously typing the same commands over and over, or waiting for something to happen to progress the storyline. The main character’s mother is also an obstacle as she will take away the computer if she becomes too frustrated with him. She makes the character go to bed, hang out with friends, or do other activities which entail the screen going black and the player re-entering their room after a certain period of time. The main character also has two friends who he communicates with strictly through a walkie-talkie that he sends on errands as the game’s way to keep the player from having to leave their room.

commander 85 mother upset

Beyond boring/frustrating gameplay and a recycled storyline, Commander ’85 has a lot of bugs that need squashing. Countless times through the story the player will have to back out to the game’s menu and reload their last save because the game refused to progress. Things get stuck in the player’s hand which prevents them from performing actions. These roadblocks paired with the struggle of playing Commander ’85’make it very tempting to close out of the game entirely.

Commander ’85 attempts to ride the wave of ’80s nostalgia, but there are far more elements that play into success than the atmosphere. For those who would enjoy taking a crack at a frustratingly difficult hacking simulator backed by a rehashed storyline, Commander ’85 might be for them. But for the average gamer, nostalgia isn’t enough to make Commander ’85 anything more than ok.

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Commander ’85 will be available on PC on September 30. Screen Rant was provided a digital Steam code for the purpose of this review.

Our Rating:

1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)

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Disney’s D23 Expo Delayed to 2022




Disney’s bienniel event is typically a star-studded affair that offers breaking news about highly-anticipated films and TV shows.

Disney has delayed its biennial D23 Expo to 2022. The company announced the one-year delay on its social media pages on Monday afternoon.

The next D23 Expo was originally scheduled to take place in summer 2021 but will now be held on September 9-11 in 2022. Disney did not specify why the expo had been delayed, but stated that the revised date would coincide with the company’s founding in 1923 and be used to kick off Disney’s 100th anniversary. The event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

Recent D23 Expos have been glitzy, star-studded affairs, as well as significant marketing opportunities for Disney. The 2019 event featured high-profile talents such as Chris Pratt, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Holland, and Emily Blunt, as well as surprise reveals such as an Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ featuring prequel trilogy star Ewan McGregor.

Disney also used last year’s expo to feature titles ranging from “Black Widow” and “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,” to “Frozen II” and “Ford v Ferrari.” The last D23 Expo was held in August of last year, several months before Disney+ launched and Disney used the expo to unveil a discounted bundle for the streaming service.

D23 Expo 2019 was an especially news-heavy event for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Disney used the event to tease several Disney+ series including “Loki,” “WandaVision, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “What If…?” “Ms. Marvel,” “She-Hulk,” “Moon Knight,” and “Hawkeye,” though additional information on most of those series remains scant.

A handful of the titles teased during the last D23 Expo, such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe features “Black Widow” and “The Eternals,” have been repeatedly delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has also impacted Disney in ways beyond film and television production, such as via the closures of its various theme parks and cruise lines.

Though several of Disney’s upcoming titles have been delayed numerous times, the company recently released its live-action “Mulan” feature on Disney+ for $30. “WandaVision,” the streaming service’s first Marvel Cinematic Universe title, is expected to hit the platform in December, while the superhero franchise’s “Helstrom” series will premiere on Hulu on October 16.

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6 Questions Raised With ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Season 2’s New Characters




9-1-1: Lone Star is losing one of its key cast members ahead of its second season, with Liv Tyler (who played Michelle Blake) exiting due to pandemic-related travel reasons. But there are at least two new characters coming in that are sure to shake things up.

First, Gina Torres has been cast in the series regular role of paramedic captain Tommy Vega, returning to the work force due to the pandemic shutting down her husband’s restaurant. She’ll fill the void left by Tyler’s exit. Also, Lisa Edelstein is going to be recurring as Captain Owen Strand’s (Rob Lowe) ex-wife and T.K.’s (Ronen Rubinstein) mother, Gwyneth, a lawyer from New York.

With the additions of these characters (and Tyler’s departure), we’ve put together a few questions we’re eager to see answered below.

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