Chris Cornells Daughter Toni Releases Song Produced and Recorded by Her Dad Before He Died

Chris Cornells Daughter Toni Releases Song Produced and Recorded by Her Dad Before He Died

Toni Cornell is following in her father’s footsteps.

The 15-year-old daughter of the late musician Chris Cornell released her first original song this week, just over two years after his death by suicide in May 2017.

Toni wrote the song, titled “Far Away Places” when she was only 12 years old, and was produced and recorded by the Soundgarden frontman from his home studio in Miami, Florida. The track appears in a short film of the same name that was written by 17-year-old family friend Tatiana Shanks, according to a press release.

Before his tragic death at 52, Chris and Toni worked together on music, and Toni’s first performance ever was alongside her dad. The duo performed “Redemption Song” at the Beacon Theater in New York City in 2015.

Two years later, during a Good Morning America appearance, Toni sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” alongside OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder to honor her late father and his close friend Chester Bennington.

“It’s an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them,” Toni said, per ABC News.

On Father’s Day last year, Toni shared a duet that she and Chris had sung of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” on YouTube.

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“Daddy, I love you and miss you so much,” she wrote alongside the song. “You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love every day.”

She continued: “Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you. – Toni.”

Chris was found dead in his Michigan Hotel room on May 18, 2017. A month later, Toni and her sister, Lillian Jean, 19, wrote letters to their dad in observance of Father’s Day.

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Toni wrote in her letter, “Let me start by saying how much I love you and how much you mean to me. You are my idol, someon

Read more: https://people.com/music/chris-cornell-daughter-toni-releases-song-produced-by-her-dad/

Music Producer Mark Ronson Reveals He Identifies as Sapiosexual

Music Producer Mark Ronson Reveals He Identifies as Sapiosexual

Music producer Mark Ronson says he identifies as sapiosexual.

On Thursday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, Ronson, 44, revealed the news after learning the term backstage.

By definition, a sapiosexual person is “someone who finds intelligence and the human mind to be the most sexually attractive feature for a potential sexual relationship,” according to Psychology Today.

After sharing his orientation, the show’s host asked Ronson, in a clip shared by The Sun, “Now that we know that you’re single, you are identifying as a man who likes intellect?”

Ronson and his wife, French model Joséphine De La Baume split in 2017 after 6 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2018.

“Yeah, I didn’t know that there was a word for it,” Ronson said on Good Morning Britain.

“We were all arguing backstage in the dressing room with a couple of your producers,” he continued. “And yes, I feel like I identify as sapiosexual.”

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Ronson’s declaration comes a few months after he confirmed he is dating Saturday Night Live talent executive Rebecca Schwartz.

In his cover story for WSJ‘s March Men’s Style Issue, the award-winning musician — who co-wrote “Shallow” with Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born — confirmed he has a new love. Ronson and Schwartz were spotted at the Oscars together in February.

As Ronson put on a Supreme varsity jacket during the interview, he mentioned that the jacket belonged to his girlfriend — “whose very mention seems to brighten his expression,” according to the publication.

“Yeah, I am in a relationship,” Ronson told WSJ. “It’s good. I’m dating a nice girl.”

It is not immediately clear as to whether or not the two are still an item.

During his WSJ interview, Ronson also opened up about how his split with De La Baum impacted his music.

On his fifth album, Late Night Feelings, which dropped in March, Ronson collaborated with Miley Cyrus for the track “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart.”

He shared that he got a tattoo of a cracked heart-shaped disco ball on the inside of his right arm — the logo for the song — to not only commemorate the project but to also cover an earlier tattoo of

Read more: https://people.com/music/mark-ronson-says-he-identifies-as-sapiosexual/

Tarek El Moussa Says His Daughter Asked If His New Girlfriend Could Join Them on Their Date Night

Tarek El Moussa Says His Daughter Asked If His New Girlfriend Could Join Them on Their Date Night

Tarek El Moussa‘s new girlfriend has officially received the seal of approval from his daughter Taylor.

One month after the Flip or Flop star confirmed that he was dating Heather Rae Young, El Moussa revealed on Instagram that his 8-year-old daughter requested that his new lady join them on their special daddy-daughter date night on Thursday.

El Moussa, 38, couldn’t help but share the sweet moment in a post on Instagram, where he also documented the sweet night at Taylor’s favorite eatery in a series of photos and videos on his Stories.

“I know it’s a little late for a post but….it’s date night with my girls!!” he began the post, which featured a photo of Taylor smiling between El Moussa and Young outside of 21 Oceanfront Restaurant.

“For the past few years Tay and I have always gone to her favorite steakhouse!” he explained. “It’s special to her because it’s a ‘me and her only’ dinner spot. This time she asked me if we could bring @heatherraeyoung and my heart melted.”

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Finishing his post, El Moussa raved about his new girlfriend, 32, and the way she has already developed a strong relationship with Taylor, whom he shares with ex-wife Christina Anstead.

“Heather is just amazing with tay and they adore each other:)❤” he wrote. “I just wanted to share our special ‘date night’ with you:)”

The evening held extra significance to the trio, as it also marked an early celebration for Taylor’s 9th birthday.

El Moussa revealed that they were celebrating the occasion on his Instagram Stories, beginning with a video in the car on their way to the restaurant. “Alright guys, it’s a beautiful night in California. We’ve got date night with my girls!” he said in the clip.

RELATED: Tarek El Moussa Reveals He Asked Out Heather Rae Young ‘a While Back’ but ‘She Had a Boyfriend’Read more: https://people.com/parents/tarek-el-moussa-says-his-daughter-asked-if-his-new-girlfriend-could-join-them-on-their-date-night/

Billie Lourd to Play the Granddaughter of Her Grandma Debbie Reynolds Character on Will Grace

Billie Lourd to Play the Granddaughter of Her Grandma Debbie Reynolds Character on Will Grace

Billie Lourd has been cast to play the granddaughter of the character that her real-life grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, portrayed in Will & Grace during the show’s original run, from 1999-2006.

PEOPLE confirmed that Lourd’s character is Fiona, the granddaughter of Reynolds’ Bobbi Adler, who appeared throughout the first seasons of the beloved NBC sitcom.

“The episode is especially meaningful because of Billie’s relationship to the show,” Max Mutchnick, one of the show’s co-creators and executive producers, told Deadline. “We’re thrilled to have Billie. And best of all — she’s really good.”

Reynolds appeared in 12 episodes throughout the first eight seasons, Deadline reported and even earned herself an Emmy nomination in 2000 in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category.

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Reynolds is Carrie Fisher‘s mother, and Fisher is Lourd’s mother, marking three generations of actresses.

This isn’t the first time that Lourd will have a familial relationship to a role: she appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Lieutenant Connix. Lourd’s late mom was, of course, famous for portraying Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.

The mother-daughter duo even appeared in some scenes together in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with old footage of Fisher from prior to her death edited into to scenes featuring Lourd. The film is set to premiere on December 20.

“There are moments where they’re talking; there are moments where they’re touching,” said director J.J. Abrams to Vanity Fair back in May. “There are moments in this movie where Carrie is there, and I really do feel there is an element of the uncanny, spiritual, you know, classic Carrie, that it would have happened this way, because somehow it worked.”

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Lourd is also known for starring in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology series, which returned to FX on Wednesday.

Reynolds died at age 84 in 2016, one day after Fisher died after suffering a heart attack at age 60

Read more: https://people.com/tv/billie-lourd-debbie-reynolds-will-grace/

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