x
Breaking News
More (1) »

Cleveland's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Cleveland, Oh | WKYC.com

Pop Break: Heidi Klum talks about her coronavirus scare, Matt Lauer has a new tattoo, & Bindi Irwin honors her dad Steve at her wedding

Lauer's tattoo reads, "Hatred corrodes the container it's carried in"
Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Heidi Klum, left, and Howie Mandel, cast members in the NBC television series "America's Got Talent," pose together during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

In Thursday's top Hollywood headlines, Matt Lauer is spotted with new ink on his arm with a bold message, Bindi Irwin shares her wedding video with a touching tribute to the Crocodile Hunter, and Heidi Klum opens up about a health scare.

A coronavirus scare put things on pause for America's Got Talent judge earlier this year, when Klum got sick in March with a fever and sore throat while taping the show. 

Klum told People she couldn't go back to work until she was tested, which took a while, but thankfully the results came back negative.

All of this was happening as we were beginning to learn how much the novel coronavirus had taken hold in the US, and Klum was understandably worried.

So was her fellow judge Howie Mandel, who she says checked in on her every day.

Klum is just fine now, but when you notice she's missing from several episodes of AGT's upcoming season, now you know why. 

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet filled in as guest judge while Klum was recovering.

Season 15 of America's Got Talent premieres Tuesday at 8 pm ET on NBC 3 in Cleveland.

Former Today show anchor Matt Lauer is sporting new arm ink with a bold message.

The tattoo reads, "Hatred corrodes the container it's carried in." The quote is from former Senator Alan Simpson, who said it during his eulogy for the late George H. W. Bush.

Could Lauer's tattoo have anything to do with his feud with investigative reporter Ronan Farrow?

In an op-ed published by Mediaite this week, Lauer is accusing Farrow, who is known for the bombshell Harvey Weinstein #MeToo expose that appeared in the New Yorker, of not fact checking claims made in his best-selling book, “Catch and Kill,” which includes a section about Lauer's alleged sexual misconduct while working at NBC.

Farrow, however, said that Lauer's claims are “just wrong” in a tweet shared on Tuesday, and the book was “thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself.”

In news from around the globe, Bindi Irwin honored her late father, Steve Irwin, in her just-released wedding video.

In the video, Bindi says, “I think that Dad is with us too in a way. I think that he lives on in everything that we do,” as she marries Chandler Powell at her family's zoo in Austraila.

The ceremony took place in March with no guests due to the pandemic,

Bindi's brother, Robert, walked her down the aisle with their mom, Terri nearby, and they lit a special candle in honor of Bindi's dad, the crocodile hunter himself.

The happy couple celebrated his life and the fact he had a large hand in bringing them together, despite passing away from a stingray attack while filming a documentary in 2006, when Bindi was 8 years old.

Bindi and Chandler met at her family zoo back in 2003, when Chandler was in Australia for a national wakeboarding competition, and she just so happened to be leading the tour he was on, according to E! News.

He sent her mom a letter asking if they could keep in touch, six years ago they officially started dating and the rest is now history.

RELATED: Watch | The Kardashians are still filming their reality show, Sia talks being a new adopted mom and talk of Kristin Cavallari rejoining 'The Hills'

RELATED: Watch | Legally Blonde 3 is in the works, Ryan Seacrest returns to the air and Harry and Meghan Markle celebrate their second anniversary in LA

RELATED: Watch | Ryan Seacrest 'did not have a stroke,' Hannah Brown's apology for using the N-word doesn't sit well and Mary Kate Olsen has to wait to divorce