Joanna Gaines Bids Sad Farewell to Fixer Upper

The final season of Fixer Upper is yet to begin.

And yet the final season of Fixer Upper is also over for Chip and Joanna Gaines.

The beloved HGTV stars have completed filming new episodes of their network’s highest-rated series, wrapping up the finale this past weekend.

In response to her last time showing a couple just what she and her husband did to improve their home, Joanna shared the following image and caption.

“Today was the final reveal… We definitely felt the emotion behind each of those steps leading up to the big canvas. We love you Fixer Upper. Season premiers on November 21.”

Gaines added the hashtag #savedthebestseasonforlast.

In late September, Chip and Joanna surprised fans when they announced Fixer Upper was coming to an end.

Ratings remain very strong and we’re sure HGTV executives wanted the couple to continue on as hosts… but they just needed a break.

“We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause,” said the parents of four at the time, adding by way of explanation:

“Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger…

“This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.

“Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

It’s not as though Chip and Joanna will be receding much from the spotlight, even after Fixer Upper is no longer on the air.

They just signed a clothing line deal with Target and Chip just came out with a memoir.

Yes, removing shooting obligations enables the stars to spend more time at home with their children (Drake, 12; Ella, 11; Duke, 9; and Emmie Kay, 7) – but these are two very busy and successful people.

They will remain busy and successful for many years to come.

“We really don’t know [if this is the end of us on TV]. I feel hopeful for whatever it is,” Joanna told People Magazine a few weeks ago.

She continued:

“We have a real-life business on the ground in Waco, Texas, and we are opening a restaurant in January and February.

“There are lot of things, we just got to get on the ground and be a really big part of that as these things are kind of still going.”

We can confirm that the final season of Fixer Upper – the best one EVER, apparently – will be comprised of 19 episodes.

And we can also confirm that we’ll be watching each and every one of them.

We love you, Chip and Joanna!

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Look: Cavs’ Love bids farewell to former teammate Jefferson

Warning: Story contains coarse language

Richard Jefferson was universally liked by his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates during his two-year tenure with the franchise that came to an end Friday when he was dealt to the Atlanta Hawks.

Kevin Love showed love to the departing veteran Saturday with an Instagram post of the two during the Cavaliers' 2016 NBA championship parade. He even went as far as calling Jefferson a "f—ing idiot," although it's clear he was being playful.

Related – Report: Jefferson intends to continue NBA career once waived by Hawks

Jefferson started a pair of games in the Finals that year, as the Cavs overcame a 3-1 series deficit against the Golden State Warriors to capture their first-ever title.

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Dance Moms Season 7 Episode 24 Recap: Farewell, Abby Lee Miller?

It’s hard to believe that The Irreplaceables were once part of the ALDC. What a difference a few weeks makes. 

On Dance Moms Season 7 Episode 24, the two teams went head-to-head at the FIERCE National Dance Competition, and Abby Lee Miller struggled to come to terms with a significant betrayal. 

When the episode got underway, Ashlee wasted no time in going after Camille to let everyone know that she is nothing more than a snake.

The big issue stemmed from Camille apparently saying Brynn was lying about her and Camryn making an appearance at the ALDC. 

The terrible thing about all of this was the message they were sending to the swarm of young fans who were looking at them swear at each other. 

The ladies retreated to continue to press the girls to do well at the competition. The Irreplaceables’ moms wanted this to be the thing that defined them for being away from Abby. 

They wanted to achieve a win without the influence of her. Things did not get much better when Aisha showed up to find that the girls were still defying her. 

She thinks the girls are struggling because they do not know much about how the industry works.

This was not exactly what they wanted to hear, and it caused a lot of drama for them. 

Kira took issue with the way Aisha was talking about everyone and felt like she was too hard on them.

In reality, Aisha wanted them to be a success because it would look bad on her if they did not. 

Aisha then took aim at Kalani for not paying attention to what she was saying.

She worried that the girls would not be able to separate themselves from the pack if they went to an audition without their mothers. 

Elsewhere, Abby appeared to speak to the ALDC mothers and went on another screaming session about how she made all of the others a lot of money by letting them be a part of her team. 

But, why is she blaming them when she’s clearly the one who cannot handle having some money without causing some drama for herself?

Things then went into overdrive when Abby bickered with a producer because she did not want to be in the audience to face the other mothers and disappears. 

While Abby is hiding in the shadows, everyone learns the ALDC is doing “Where Have all the Children Gone?” and everyone seemed mad about it. 

Things took another epic turn when the mothers threw sass at one another and went as low as trashing their daughters. The Irreplaceables take second place proving they are not the force they were with the ALDC. 

When does Abby Lee Miller really leave? Next week, probably. 

What do you think about all the action? Sound off below!

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Pamela Anderson Cries Over Hugh Hefner, Bids Poetic Farewell

As noted in the slideshow below, a host of celebrities have gathered on social media to say goodbye to Hugh Hefner.

The Playboy founder, who died this week at the age of 91, came into contact at various points with nearly everyone in Hollywood, while helping to shape the careers of such stars as Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson and Pamela Anderson.

And perhaps no one is taking his death harder than the former Baywatch beauty.

Anderson was so closely associated with Playboy that she graced the cover of its final nude issue in late 2015, prior to the magazine ridding its page of all naked models.

(This was a decision it then reversed, thankfully, just over a year later.)

To honor the man who made her a household name and for whose publication she stripped down on numerous occasions, Anderson shared a poem with her Instagram followers.

She also posted a video in which she fights back tears for nearly a full minute before finally steadying herself long enough to simply say “Goodbye, Hef.”

Check out that emotional video here:

In her poem, titled Goodbye #Hef,” the actress looked back at her friendship with the iconic publisher as follow:

Mr Hefner / I have so many thoughts, I have no brain n right now to edit / I am me because of you / You taught me everything important about freedom and respect.

Outside of my family / You were the most important person in my life. / You gave me my life… People tell me all the time / That I was your favorite… / I’m in such deep shock. / But you were old, / your back hurt you so much.

Last time I saw you / You were using a walker. / You didn’t want me to see. / you couldn’t hear. / You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me – / with my name Pamela with a heart / around it.

Now, / I’m falling apart. / This feeling is so crazy. / It’s raining in Paris now. / I’m by the window. / Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. / Accepted me / and encouraged me to be myself.

Love like no one else. / Live recklessly / With unfiltered abandon. / You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. ‘ I was the one. /You said.

Over the years, Anderson covered Playboy a record 14 times.

She signed her poem “Your Pamela” and concluded it like this:

I can hear you say – / Be brave. / There are no rules. / Live your life / I’m proud of you. / There are no mistakes.

And with men – / Enjoy … (Your wonderful laugh) / You have the world by the tail / You are a good girl / And / you are so loved – / You are not crazy. / You are wild and free

Stay strong, / Stay vulnerable. … ‘It’s movie time’ / You loved my boys … You were always, always there for us. / With your love / Your crazy wisdom.

I will miss your everything. / Thank you for making the world a better place. / A freeer and sexier place/

You were a gentleman / charming, elegant, chivalrous / And so much fun. / Goodbye Hef.

Emotional stuff.

May Hugh Hefner rest in peace.

NOTE: You likely knew Anderson posed for Playboy, but did you know the stars above did as well?!?

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Watch: Celtics fans bid farewell to Isaiah Thomas by burning his jersey

It’s become customary for fans to burn a player’s jersey when he leaves their favorite team, but this should’ve been an exception.

The Boston Celtics included Isaiah Thomas in Tuesday's blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, which prompted some C's fans to burn their IT jerseys.

Since joining the Celtics at the 2015 trade deadline, Thomas emerged as a leader and a star with the club. He finished third in scoring with 28.9 points per game to go along with 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds, while leading the team to the top seed in the Eastern Conference last season.

The 28-year-old earned the nickname "Mr. Fourth Quarter" with electrifying clutch performances, and showed outstanding courage during the playoffs as he played through grief following the death of his younger sister. He's been nothing short of loyal to the C's, and even helped recruit prized free agent Gordon Hayward.

Come on, guys.

– With h/t to 247Sports

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Alaskan Bush People Bid Farewell to Browntown

It’s not an ending. It’s a whole new chapter.

This is how the Discovery Channel teased last night’s emotional episode of Alaskan Bush People, which featured the Browns making a move no loyal viewer of this reality show ever expected them to make:

They actually, literally moved.

A few months after Ami Brown was diagnosed with cancer and her loved ones opened up about the serious disease on the Season 7 premiere, patriarch Billy Brown met up with a friend who told him about a 40-acre plot in Colorado.

The family had already left their beloved home in Alaska for southern California, in order for Ami to receive treatment, but their future remained unclear.

How long did Ami actually have? Would they remain in California while she remained under doctor supervision? Would they return to the north after she sadly passed away?

These were the kinds of questions viewers discussed online, pondering whether this would be the final season of the popular series.

On Thursday night, a few answers were provided.

“We’ll shut the book on living in the forest and we’ll open a new book,” Ami herself told Billy, while her husband gave away their boat, Integrity, on nothing but a handshake.

This was how the boat was gifted to them, Bear explained, and the Browns wanted to help another family who yearned to live remotely.

“All good things must come to an end… but an end is also a new beginning,” said Bear as a way to cope with the major life change about to affect him and all his siblings.

With the season finale set for next week, it sounds as if an eighth season is actually on way for Alaskan Bush People.

But this isn’t the main focus of any family member or any fan of the series, of course.

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Instead, all thoughts center on Ami.

Last we heard, she was in bad shape.

The star’s lung cancer has reportedly been diagnosed as Stage 4; her tumor is allegedly inoperable; and she’s been relegated to a wheelchair.

We really wish we had better news on her condition.

Earlier this season, young Rain opened up about her mother’s health, saying on an episode of the program:

“I don’t care who you are. I don’t care what you’ve been through. I don’t care how old you are. If you hear that your mother has cancer, it’s going to shock you.

“I just wish I could change it somehow. I’m very scared for her.”

Ami, however, does not want anyone feeling sorry for her.

She says she’s not afraid of what’s to come and she wants her husband and her seven kids to think positively and to simply live their lives.

“Bill and the kids are very loving and supportive. They’re all worried. I tell them, don’t worry. Please don’t worry. Be happy,” Brown said a few weeks ago, adding:

“Keep the faith. Good or bad, it’s God’s will and we’ll walk that road.

“There’s a lot for the kids to experience. I want to be there. I want to hold their babies. I want to hear them laughing …

“I want to see their eyes wide with enthusiasm as they experience these new things.”

Let’s all pray she gets the opportunity to do so.

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Kevin Love posts touching farewell to ‘best teammate’ James Jones

Ever wonder why James Jones went to seven straight NBA Finals? It's not just because he played with LeBron James.

Jones was the ultimate professional, the type of glue player that held the locker room together. That's why James kept him by his side all those years, but Jones was also beloved by others.

Kevin Love, following in James' footsteps, posted his own tribute to Jones after he retired from playing to accept a vice president of basketball operations position with the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

NBA Champion X3. 7 straight Finals. Came to work and proved his worth every day. A mentor to me. Someone who understood what it took to win in this league. A difference maker. A true professional. So much to say about Champ…man, more than anything I’m gonna miss bouncing ideas off of you and learning from your experience. Best teammate I’ve ever had and proud to call you one of my best friends.

Suns got a good one!! Good luck on the next chapter brother.

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Chris Paul posts farewell tweet to Clipper Nation

The city of Los Angeles has been Chris Paul's home for six seasons while suiting up for the Clippers, but after Wednesday's blockbuster trade, the All-Star guard will now be taking his talents to Houston to join James Harden and the Rockets.

Paul released an official statement concerning the deal on his Twitter account, thanking Clipper Nation for embracing him and his family over the years, while also giving a special shoutout to L.A.'s Best and the Brotherhood Crusade.

Related: LeBron, Wade wish Paul well as he joins Rockets

Paul ends his tenure with the Clippers ranked sixth in franchise history in points (7,674), second in steals (902), and first in assists (4,023).

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Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Episode 24: A Fond Farewell To…

The doctor is out.

Probably forever.

On Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Episode 24, fans were forced to say goodbye to yet another series regular on this beloved drama.

But this wasn’t a case of Katherine Heigl dissing the series and getting shown the door.

Or of Patrick Dempsey openly expressing his irritation with his role and getting killed off in violent fashion.

This time around, those who follow the show closely weren’t even surprised when Jerrika Hinton’s Stephanie made a declaration about her job and her future and how she needs to take a long break.

The actress had previously asked to be released from her contract after landing a starring role in Alan Ball’s new HBO drama series Here, Now.

And the request was gladly accepted by creator Shonda Rhimes, who released the following statement after the Grey’s Anatomy finale aired on Thursday night:

Actors evolve differently and when an actor like Jerrika comes to me and says she wants to try something new creatively, I like to honor that/

Jerrika has shared so much of herself with Stephanie and I am incredibly proud of the journey we’ve taken together.

While I’m sad to see Stephanie leave Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, I am excited to see what’s next for Jerrika.

For her final episode, Stephanie acted as a hero while a fire raged throughout the hospital.

She saved a young woman’s life and then collapsed in a heap from burns she suffered shortly afterward, telling Richard while being treated that something had to change for her.

“I need to travel and… explore… and hike… and breathe… away from the monitors and the blood,” Stephanie said, lying in a hospital bed and then telling her mentor:

“You changed my life, Dr. Webber. You taught me how to take my past and find my path. Thank you.”

Ball, who created True Blood for HBO, is coming out with a series that chronicles the Bishops, a multi-racial family made up of a philosophy professor father (Tim Robbins) and his lawyer wife (played by Holly Hunter).

The couple has adopted three children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia and also has a biological child.

Hinton will portray Ashley, one of the adopted children who is now the powerhouse behind an online fashion shopping site.

This character was was born in America to Somalian refugees and was taken in by the Bishops when her mom died and her dad was deported.

To see Hinton bid farewell to the show that made her famous, click below and watch Grey’s Anatomy online:

The series itself is still going strong.

It will kick off Season 14 in September and it has spawned an upcoming Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, one set in Seattle and focused on a group of firefighters.

What other major news did ABC announce this week about future programming?

Find out below!

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Watch: Draymond royally trashes Pierce over ‘chasing that farewell tour’

There's trash-talking an opponent during the heat of battle, and then there's being straight up disrespectful to the opposition. It's a matter of interpretation as to where Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green fell on that axis Thursday night against the visiting Los Angeles Clippers.

Chirping the Clippers’ bench and veteran Paul Pierce during the opening minute of the first quarter, Green was overheard talking smack to The Truth about his final season in the Association.

"Chasing that farewell tour? They don't love you like that," Green said to Pierce. "You thought you was Kobe (Bryant)?"

Pierce's 19th season in the league and second with Los Angeles will be his last, and while his surefire Hall of Fame career warrants respect, Green hit the 10-time All-Star where it hurts by insinuating he's unworthy of having a farewell tour like the Black Mamba did last season.

Leave it to Green to go right for the jugular in mental warfare.

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