Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and ’80s CBS sitcom “Alice,” has died. Her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough, told The Associated Press that Howland died Dec. He said there had been no announcement, funeral or memorial service because that’s how she wanted it. Howland described herself in a 1979 AP profile as “very shy” and said she saw something of herself in the character. At 16, she landed a role on Broadway alongside Dick Van Dyke in “Bye Bye Birdie.” CBS later noticed Howland on stage in the 1970 production of “Company” and brought her to Hollywood for a bit part on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Small roles on “The Love Boat” and “Little House on the Prairie” followed and a major break came when she was cast as Vera Louise Gorman on “Alice,” a comedy set in an Arizona greasy spoon diner based on the 1974 Martin Scorsese film, “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Howland earned four Golden Globe nominations during the comedy’s 1976-85 run for her performance as the naive Vera.
Naomi Campbell and Lenny Kravitz sparked fake dating rumors after leaving Gigi Hadid’s birthday party at the Nice Guy in LA.
They held hands and even smooched inside his car, but a Kravitz source said it was all in fun. They found it funny and were just being flirtatious and having fun for the cameras.” Earlier, they attended Campbell’s Taschen book party with Quincy Jones, Dave Chappelle, Kim Kardashian, P.
Bethenny Frankel has been getting close with a married man, sources exclusively tell Page Six — but friends of the “Real Housewife” insist they’re just pals and she’s enjoying the single life.
Sources said Frankel’s been spending time with Dennis Shields, executive chairman of the board of New York’s Esquire Bank, who’s also the hubby of an old high school pal of Bethenny’s.
“Bethenny has a new boyfriend,” one source claimed, adding, “She even just threw a birthday party for him.” Another source close to the Skinnygirl mogul told us, “Bethenny and Dennis have been friends for 27 years — and she did throw him a birthday party.” But the second source added that Shields and his wife, Jill, are separated, and “Bethenny and Dennis’ soon-to-be-ex-wife have a long history.” The source said that although “he’s had feelings for Bethenny for a long time,” he and the “Housewife” are friends.
Frankel’s rep told us when reached for comment: “Bethenny is very much enjoying being single.
Her focus is on her business and her daughter.” Frankel, 45, has been going through her own divorce from Jason Hoppy since 2013.
Howland is survived by a daughter from her previous marriage to actor Michael J.
Brandi Glanville is dating former “Road Rules” star Theo Von, E! “They met because they did each other’s podcasts,” a source shared. The romantic aspect is new.” Though Glanville, 43, and Von, 36, playfully conversed on social media this week, the new couple have been spotted on several dates in real life as well, including Tuesday night’s premiere of “Natural Born Pranksters” in Los Angeles.