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Laura Dern Joins Darren Criss & Ben Platt at L.A. Premiere of 'West Side Story'

The stars are stepping out for the premiere of West Side Story!

Laura Dern was joined by 17-year-old daughter Jaya Harper at the premiere of the movie on Tuesday night (December 7) at the El Captain Theatre in Los Angeles.

Other stars in attendance included Darren Criss, Ben Platt, Ellen Pompeo, Debbie Allen, Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller, Melissa Etheridge, Sia, Laurie Hernandez, Vin Diesel and 13-year-old daughter Hania Sinclair, Diane Warren, Martha Plimpton, and Skai Jackson.

After the premiere of West Side Story in New York City last month, the first reviews were revealed and critics are raving over the movie!

If you’re unfamiliar, the movie tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.

West Side Story will be out in theaters on Friday, December 10. Check out the trailer here!

FYI: Laura is wearing a Lafayette 148 outfit and Vacheron Constantin watch.

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Melissa Etheridge Speaks of Losing Son Beckett in First Interview Since His Passing

Melissa Etheridge is opening up about the tragic death of her son, Beckett Cypher.

The 59-year-old musician spoke to Rolling Stone in a candid interview. Here’s what she had to say…

On grappling with the loss of her son, Beckett Cypher, who died in May at age 21 from causes related to an opiate addiction: “As the mother of someone who was addicted to opioids, it’s a struggle. You want to help your child. You want to make them all better. He was a young adult. There were things out of my control, of course. And there came a time when I needed to really sit down with myself and say, ‘I can’t save him. I can’t give up my life and go try to live his life for him.’ And I had to come up against the possibility that he might die. But I had to be able to go on living. Of course it’s nothing a parent ever wants. But as a human being, I just needed to be at peace with a troubled son who did the best he could, who believed what he believed and then his life ended way, way too soon.”

On the guilt of losing her son: “There will always be that that place in my heart and my soul that that has a little bit of ‘Oh, what could what could I have done? And is it my fault he ended this way?’ and all that sort of thing. And it just gets smaller and smaller, because it doesn’t serve me anymore, and where he is now, he certainly doesn’t want me to take that on. So, you know, if that can help any parents who might be torturing themselves with that…I believe life is meant to be lived with as much joy as we can. But life is also contrast. Life is also up and down. I’ve lived enough of it now to know. And you can’t lay down. You can’t be shattered. You can’t die and give up. You know, that’s what my son did. It’s to be lived. It’s to learn. I still struggle with it but that’s what I can say.”

On healing through music: “The thing that makes life make sense has always been my music. I started with, ‘what is that appropriate? How I get in front of people when they know what I’m going through?’…[But] it gives us something to do every day to get through this time, and it’s really just saved us.”

Here is what she said upon her return to social media for the first time since his passing.

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Melissa Etheridge Returns to Social Media for First Time Since Son's Tragic Death

Melissa Etheridge has returned to social media for the first time since the tragic death of her son Beckett Cypher, who was 21.

The 58-year-old musician revealed that Beckett passed away from an opioid overdose in a statement shortly after his death.

Melissa released a statement on Monday (June 8) and said, “I just wanted to update you all. I have made myself busy by fixing up my studio here in the house. It has healed me, greatly. While nothing but time will heal the empty space in my heart, I have been hopeful watching the world rise up and ask for more love.”

Read Melissa’s entire statement she released today embedded below.

David Crosby, Sperm Donor for Melissa Etheridge's Late Son, Reacts to His Death

David Crosby is the man who donated sperm to Melissa Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher so that they could have their son Beckett. Now, he is reacting to the young man’s death.

Beckett passed away this week at the young age of 21 from an opioid overdose. Melissa spoke out with a statement on Wednesday to reveal the cause of death.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, David responded to someone who claimed that he “played no other part” in Beckett‘s life after donating his sperm. He reportedly responded to the tweet by saying, “Not true,” according to the New York Daily News.

Another fan reached out and asked if he expects any of the other Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young guys to reach out to him about the death of Beckett.

“I doubt it but …you never know,” he responded.

Last year, David made headlines after he was thrown out of an interview for things he said.

Melissa Etheridge Confirms Son Beckett Cypher Passed Away From an Opioid Overdose

Melissa Etheridge is opening up about the cause of her son, Beckett Cypher‘s, death.

In a statement (via People), the 58-year-old musician revealed that Beckett passed away from an opioid overdose.

“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she shared. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.”

Melissa continued, “My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief.”

“We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now. I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me.”

We’re sending our sympathies to Melissa and her family during this difficult time.

Earlier, Melissa postponed her Concerts at Home performance after news of Beckett‘s passing was revealed.

Melissa Etheridge's Son Beckett Cypher Dies at 21

Melissa Etheridge and her former partner, Julia Cypher‘s son, Beckett Cypher, has passed away at the age of 21.

Variety reports that Beckett passed away from undisclosed causes.

“We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there will not be a Concerts From Home show today. – #TeamME,” an additional tweet on Melissa‘s account confirmed the news.

Melissa and Julia, who split up in 2000, had two children together, Beckett and older daughter, Bailey.

Beckett and Bailey were both born from artificial insemination and their donor father was singer David Crosby.

We’re sending our thoughts and sympathies to Melissa and her family as they mourn Beckett’s passing.

Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt's Friend Melissa Etheridge Speaks About Their Friendship

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have become pals after their 2005 divorce, and now, their friend Melissa Etheridge is speaking about their friendship.

“Oh God! I was hoping I could do your show without mentioning her whose name will not be mentioned,” she said during Watch What Happens Live on Monday (April 6).

“Oh, you know what? I loved Brad and Jen together, they were beautiful,” she shared. “I believe they will always remain friends because they’re two very special people that can get through anything. I just hope that their friendship lasts.”

“Of course we would always…those were the glory days…I remember those days,” Melissa said.