The Last Surviving Members Of Mamas & The Papas Today At 78 And 80

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The Mamas & the Papas will always be remembered as one of the most influential folk bands in history, consisting of John Phillips and his wife, Michelle, Denny Doherty, and the legendary Cass Elliot. We also can’t forget Jill Gibson, who replaced Michelle at one point when John had kicked her out of the group for a two-month period.

Now, nearly 60 years later, there are two left—Michelle and Jill—who are 78 and 80 respectively. Both ladies went through career changes following the dissolving of the group in the late ’60s, so let’s take a look at who they turned out to be so many years later.

Michelle Phillips and Jill Gibson today

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KNOTS LANDING, Michelle Phillips, (1992), 1979-1993. ©CBS / courtesy Everett Collection

After The Mamas & the Papas disbanded, Michelle went on to release her only solo album called Victim of Romance in 1977. After that, she’d move from singing to acting, and we’d see her on Knots LandingBeverly Hills, 90210, and 7th Heaven. In terms of films, she was in DillingerBloodline, and Valentino. We haven’t seen her since 2009 in the movie Betrayal.

RELATED: Michelle Phillips Reminisces About Being In The Mamas & The Papas And ‘Knots Landing’

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LOS ANGELES – OCT 5: Michelle Phillips at the 9th Annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 5, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA / Carrie Nelson/ImageCollect

Michelle is also a mom of three to a daughter, Chynna Phillips, with John Phillips. She also shares a son, Austin Hines, with actor Grainger Hines. She also adopted a friend of Austin’s, named Aron Wilson. Chynna has actually gone on to make a name for herself as one of the members of Wilson Phillips.

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Jill Gibson on The Mamas & the Papas album cover compared to Michelle / Facebook

Jill Gibson had already been working in the music industry when she joined The Mamas & the Papas for that short time—she had collaborated with her then-partner Jan Berry of the duo Jan & Dean. She had also dated Lou Adler, who was the producer of The Mamas & the Papas. During her short time in the folk group, she took up an interest in photography, in addition to other types of visual art like painting, sculpture, etc. As a result, her visual art has been shown around the world. According to her website, “Her inspiration comes from the sacredness of nature, and archetypal Feminine energy and wisdom.”

Following her time in the group, she took the time to travel and move around the world. Gibson studied art at UCLA and at The Art Student’s League in New York. Then, she later lived in Italy and Mexico before making her last move to the San Francisco Bay area of California. She also has a son, Mattia Borrani, who is the guitarist and singer for the band Oslo.

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Jill Gibson today / Facebook

Even though hardcore fans of the group may not consider Gibson a real member of the group, it’s certainly worth mentioning. John sadly died in 2001, Denny in 2007, and Cass back in 1974.

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71-Year-Old Lynda Carter Is Ageless Decked Out In Floral Fashion

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Lynda Carter punched, swung, and flew her way into our hearts with her performance as the timeless Wonder Woman and she’s proven herself just as ageless decades later. She shares fashionable pictures to her social media and has been seen walking about Venice wearing a vibrant, floral outfit.

Carter is 71 as of this summer and throughout her career has branched out into music and film acting – though television largely dominates her filmography. In addition to fan events, she is staying in touch with her Themysciran roots thanks to her involvement in the latest Wonder Woman films. That’s not the only way Carter is staying ageless, though. The proof is in the pictures.

Lynda Carter shows off a floral piece while walking the streets

An age-defying Wonder! Lynda Carter is still a superhero at 71 as she dazzles in floral attire  – https://t.co/fHExMokZja#News pic.twitter.com/eN3HEyXwpL

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Recently, Carter was seen sporting a floral jumpsuit while strolling around Venice. The base is a soft off-white cream color and sports vibrant blue cuffs. It has a symmetrical arrangement of red flowers, vines, and orange-yellow shapes. Carter’s brown hair is tied back, revealing a pair of white earrings. Her glasses are barely noticeable tucked among the loud, vibrant pattern.

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On Twitter, Carter has shown other times she’s looked ageless over the years, from her time with the Muppets to a look into the more vintage outfits still hanging out in her closet. The fashion icon doesn’t just have shirts bedecked in flowers and paisley; she has kept her Wonder Woman costume, guarded carefully behind glass.

Looking ahead

Lynda Carter still looks as ageless as an Amazonian warrior
Lynda Carter still looks as ageless as an Amazonian warrior / Dennis Van Tine/starmaxinc.com 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED / ImageCollect

Wonder Woman has stayed a beloved part of many people’s upbringing, be it through the ’70s show starring Carter, the original DC comics, cartoon adaptations, or the latest Wonder Woman films starring Gal Gadot. Similarly, Carter has continued interacting regularly with fans. She had a cameo at the end of 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984 as the mysterious warrior Asteria, and will be in the third film, so far known only as Wonder Woman 3, which currently as an unknown release date.

Carter is known for her acting, singing, and fashion
Carter is known for her acting, singing, and fashion / Credit: Kevan Brooks/AdMedia / ImageCollect

A mother of two, James, 34, and Jessica, 31, Carter is also the widow of lawyer and game executive Robert A. Altman, and has been transparent in her grief since his death in 2021. Sadly, she was also among those mourning a friend when Grease star Olivia Newton-John died just weeks ago, saying that she was “crushed” to learn “a true light in this world” was lost. Through social media, she has celebrated those lost and advocated for the disenfranchised.

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Anne Heche’s Mother Nancy Heche Has Outlived Four Out Of Five Of Her Kids

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Actress Anne Heche recently passed away at the age of 53 after a tragic car accident. Her mother, Nancy Heche has now outlived four out of five of her children and her husband, Donald. She has been involved in controversies due to her opinions and deeply religious views.

Donald was secretly gay and died of AIDS in 1983. Nancy was initially not supportive of Anne when she came out and started dating Ellen DeGeneres. It seems in later years, they did reconnect a bit.

Nancy Heche has outlived four out of five of her children

 

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Nancy had a daughter named Cynthia who died when she was just two months old from a heart defect. In addition, her son Nathan died in a car accident at the age of 18 just three months after Donald’s death. Another daughter, Susan, died from brain cancer in 2006 at the age of 48.

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THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW, Anne Heche in ‘Hobbies’ (Season 1, Episode 4, aired October 10, 2013). ph: Eric Liebowitz/©NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

85-year-old Nancy has worked as a Christian psychologist. After Anne’s memoir came out in 2001, her mother Nancy denied many of the claims in the book. She once wrote that she found “no place among the lies and blasphemies in the pages of this book.”

SAVE ME, Anne Heche in 'The Book of Beth'
SAVE ME, Anne Heche in ‘The Book of Beth’ (Season 1, Episode 1, aired May 23, 2013), 2013. ph: Michael Desmond/©NBC/courtesy Everett Collection

She also revealed that her daughter’s relationship with Ellen brought up bad memories of finding out that her husband was gay after it was revealed that he had AIDS. Abigal Heche, a jewelry designer, is the only surviving child of Nancy.

RELATED: In The Aftermath Of Anne Heche’s Fiery Crash, Rosie O’Donnell Regrets Having Mocked Her

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Why Jenna Bush Hager Got Moved, Shrugged Off By Justin Sylvester On ‘Today’

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A clip from Today has gone viral and has viewers speculating. It shows actor and television producer Justin Sylvester, who was serving as co-host, moving Jenna Bush Hager. She put a hand on his shoulder, which he shrugged off, and moved her away from him.

The clip has viewers discussing consent, personal space, and even workplace conduct. Among the most extreme views, reports the Independent, some feel Bush Hager should perhaps be suspended. In light of these debates, Sylvester has come out to explain the nature of what happened in front of the camera. Not everything is as it seems.

Justin Sylvester and Jenna Bush Hager touch and avoid touching – and viewers have thoughts

Today viewers do not agree with Jenna Bush Hager's actions
Today viewers do not agree with Jenna Bush Hager’s actions / Twitter

On Wednesday, August 10, the two co-hosts Bush Hager and Sylvester were watching their guest, chef Andy Baraghani, make a roast chicken on Today. Bush Hager had a hand on Sylvester’s shoulder, which he shrugged off. Then, he physically moved her away from him. Bush Hager glanced at the camera in between her laughter and asked him, “Do you want me to go?” The clip has circulated Twitter and users are defending Sylvester, citing personal boundaries and the need to protect everyone in the workplace regardless of the perpetrator’s gender.

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This is not okay,” one user posted, “She blatantly ignored his ‘no,’ violating his personal space and repeatedly touching him. Jenna Bush needs a suspension, at minimum.” Another agreed and proposed, “She needs to be fired, at minimum.” A different user said, “Jenna should have known better. Yeah, a 10 day suspension seems appropriate. On ABC Whoopi was suspended for inappropriate comments so don’t hesitate same to Jenna Bush Hager. Don’t overlook it just because her dad was the President.”

Justin Sylvester explains the situation

Justin Sylvester has taken to Instagram to explain what was happening
Justin Sylvester has taken to Instagram to explain what was happening / YouTube screenshot

Since the clip circulated in earnest, Sylvester took to Instagram to explain what was happening. He assured that the clip was taken out of context; earlier in the program, the two had established they thought Baraghani was attractive and what viewers saw was the two playfully wrestling for his attention. Saying of claims he was uncomfortable, Sylvester assured, “That’s not actually the truth. What we were doing was we were both flirting.”

Some Twitter users still think Bush Hager's actions set a bad precedent
Some Twitter users still think Bush Hager’s actions set a bad precedent / Photos Inc. (Credit Image: Sonia Moskowitz/Globe Photos via ZUMA Wire) / ImageCollect

He continued, “Well, I was flirting with the chef because he was cute, and I was pushing her out of the way so I could have a one-on-one moment with the chef. I hate that people are taking it out of context.” Some people still have their doubts, as that one user from earlier later posted, “I’ve heard that they were just messing around. While that’s good as it concerns his well-being, it’s still problematic. Typically bystanders observing workplace harassment suffer the same psychologically whether or not the parties are joking because it’s simply cringey to watch.” However, Sylvester has gone on to call Bush Hager “one of the nicest, most welcoming people that I’ve ever met,” who, along with Hoda Kotb, got him onto the show in the first place.

What do you think of Bush Hager and Sylvester’s actions? See what happened in the video below.

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Some Disney Fans Don’t Want To Let Go Of Splash Mountain’s Current Theme

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The beloved Disney Splash Mountain ride is getting a makeover. While some fans are excited for the refresh, others are really upset to see the current theme go. The current theming is based on the 1946 film Song of the South.

In the last few years, the ride has gotten some negative feedback since the film has a lot of racist stereotypes in it. Disney has shared that they will be closing the ride soon and re-theming it to the newer film The Princess and the Frog.

Some fans aren’t ready to let go of the original Splash Mountain ride

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Splash Mountain / Wikimedia Commons

The ride is expected to re-open in 2024 as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Here’s what Disney has shared about the new ride so far: “Strike up the band because we’ve saved a seat for you on this musical journey with Tiana and friends! The name of the new attraction evolving from the reimagining of Splash Mountain was announced today during ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The all-new adventure which will bring guests into the world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film “The Princess and the Frog” like never before is coming to Magic Kingdom in Florida and Disneyland park in California in late 2024.”

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Inside Splash Mountain / YouTube Screenshot / Disney

It continues, “First announced in 2020, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film. Picking up where the film left off, guests will join Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an adventure through the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration where everyone is welcome. Along the way, guests will encounter familiar faces, make new friends and travel through the bayou to original music inspired by songs from the film as they are brought into the next chapter of Tiana’s story.”

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‘The Princess and the Frog’ / Disney

Disney has not yet announced when the ride will close for retheming but guests expect it to close any day now. If you’re wanting to ride the original Splash Mountain one more time, head to Disneyland or Disney World soon!

RELATED: Disney Unveils New Plan For Splash Mountain Ride Amid Controversy

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‘A League Of Their Own’ Television Show Seems To Be A Success So Far

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The Rockford Peaches are back! A new show recently debuted on Amazon Prime called A League of Their Own, based loosely on the real women’s baseball team and the film of the same name. The show features new characters and storylines separate from the 1992 film.

A League of Their Own stars Abbi Jacobson, who also co-created the series with Will Graham. She plays Carson Shaw, a woman who wants to pursue baseball while her husband is deployed. She gets a spot on the Rockford Peaches with the manager named Dove, played by Nick Offerman.

‘A League of Their Own’ show has great reviews so far

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, right: Abbi Jacobson, Batter Up'
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, right: Abbi Jacobson, Batter Up’ (Season 1, ep. 101, aired Aug. 12, 2022). photo: Nicola Goode / ©Amazon / Courtesy Everett Collection

The show also follows a woman named Max, who is a great pitcher but isn’t allowed to join the team because she’s Black. The show dives into questions of race and women’s rights than the more light-hearted film.

RELATED: ‘A League Of Their Own’ Cast, Today

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, from left: Abbi Jacobson, D'Arcy Carden
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, from left: Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Carden, Find The Gap’ (Season 1, ep. 102, aired Aug. 12, 2022). photo: Anne Marie Fox / ©Amazon / Courtesy Everett Collection

While many fans were excited about the new show, some lovers of the film worried it wouldn’t live up to its name. It can be extremely hard to turn a beloved film into a show, especially when you change a lot of the core plot developments. The creators aimed to keep the general idea the same and a lot of the emotional journeys in there too.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, Abbi Jacobson (5th from right), D'Arcy Carden (3rd from right), Batter Up', (Season 1, ep. 101, aired Aug. 12, 2022).
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, Abbi Jacobson (5th from right), D’Arcy Carden (3rd from right), Batter Up’, (Season 1, ep. 101, aired Aug. 12, 2022). photo: Anne Marie Fox / ©Amazon / Courtesy Everett Collection

So, far the show has seen success and people are praising the actors involved. Have you watched it yet? If you haven’t, check out the trailer for the new Amazon series below:

RELATED: ‘A League Of Their Own’ Television Series Is In The Works

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