ZOE SOZO BETHEL, MISS ALABAMA, DIES AT 27: Entertainment Tonight reports that Zoe Sozo Bethel, who was crowned Miss Alabama for America Strong in 2021, has died at the age of 27. Bethel’s family posted a statement to her Instagram account on Monday (February 21st) that read, “On Feb. 18, 2022, at approximately 5:30 a.m. Eastern time in Miami, Florida, our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life into the next as a result of succumbing to her injuries. She touched the hearts of many people and was actively affiliated with several organizations and groups namely, she was the current Miss Alabama (for America Strong), a political commentator for RSBN, a Brand Ambassador for Turning Point USA, and Liberty University’s Falkirk Center. She was also a spokeswoman for Students for Life and affiliated with Project Veritas.” According to a preliminary investigation, Bethel fell out of a third-floor window, and the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner said her cause of death was “blunt force trauma.” Police say no foul play is suspected.
JAIDA BENJAMIN FOUND ‘UNHARMED’ AFTER GOING MISSING: People reports that Insecure actress Jaida Benjamin was found ‘unharmed’ in Los Angeles on Tuesday (February 22nd). This news comes days after she was reported missing. The Family Reunion actress’ aunt, Jihan Johnston, posted the update to her Instagram story: “Jaida has been found, unharmed and reunited with family. Thank you for all the sharing, reporting and prayers!” Benjamin’s mother, JoCinda, said in a statement, “She was located last night at 2:30 a.m. We are overjoyed and relieved! The stress has been out of this world. I wouldn’t wish this amount of anguish on any parent or loved one. The country needs to do its due diligence to take better care of those battling mental illness. There’s too much red tape to go through just to get immediate assistance and support.”
AARON RODGERS HINTS THAT HE AND SHAILENE WOODLEY ARE STILL TOGETHER: According to Page Six, Aaron Rodgers’ recent comments are leading fans to believe he and Shailene Woodley are still together—despite the news about their engagement ending. On The Pat McAfee Show Tuesday (February 22nd), Rodgers said, “When your home life is stable and you have an amazing partner to do life with, it just makes the work life a bonus, and it changes your perspective because you’re able to not look at work as, like, a refuge.” He relayed that he told Woodley recently, “I’ve been with you two years, won two MVPs — that’s not a coincidence, either.” Rodgers followed this with, “I know, for me, it’s been great the last two seasons to have that stability at home.” This comes after Rodgers shared a photo of the pair cuddling to Instagram, writing to Woodley, “Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you.”
ZENDAYA REACTS TO THE PAPARAZZI CATCHING HER TRIPPING: According to Page Six, Euphoria star Zendaya posted to her Instagram story on Monday (February 21st), sharing a screenshot of her tripping over some stairs in Rome, with her hair falling in front of her face. “I can’t stop laughing … did they really have to take a video of me tripping,” she wrote with laughing and crying emojis. “I was tryna be cute today,” she added. The Spider-Man: No Way Home star also shared a meme that was made from the still, in which it looks like she’s flying in the air toward Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange.