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THIS WEEK’S BIGGEST HEADLINES:
- Embattled r&b singer CHRIS BROWN allegedly punched a photographer at a nightclub. No charges have been filed as of yet.
- Search warrants from the investigation into late pop/r&b singer PRINCE’s death revealed “The Voice” alum JUDITH HILL was his secret girlfriend. The reality star was reportedly on the plane with Prince when he lost consciousness and the plane had to make an emergency landing so he could be rushed to the hospital just 6 days before his death. Hill had worked as a backup singer for late pop/r&b star MICHAEL JACKSON and appeared in the documentary “20 Steps from Stardom” prior to her stint on the NBC reality competition series.
- The IRS has pulled $707,000 from actress TORI SPELLING’s bank account to cover back taxes she owes.
- Former Spice Girl/“America’s Got Talent” judge MEL B is being sued for defamation by her former nanny. LORRAINE GILLES has filed the lawsuit after the reality show judge was involved in declarations made by Mel B in her divorce petition from husband STEPHEN BELAFONTE. According to the documents, Mel B claimed Belafonte had an affair with Gilles which resulted in a pregnancy that Gilles eventually aborted with money Belafonte gave her that Mel B had earned. Gilles has countered that Mel B seduced her when she was just 18 and proceeded to carry on a 7-year sexual relationship with her, and that the former Spice Girl lied about her in her divorce papers in part to secure a permanent restraining order against Belafonte.
Singer/rapper KID ROCK is engaged to longtime girlfriend AUDREY BERRY. The music artist, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, briefly opened up about the relationship during an interview in 2011 but kept her identity quiet, acknowledging the difficulty an non-celebrity can have being thrust into the spotlight… UFC star RONDA ROUSEY is engaged to TRAVIS BROWNE. The couple have been dating since 2015.
Golfer RORY MCILORY married publicist ERICA STOLL in Ireland. The couple met at a golf tournament in 2012 but didn’t start dating until 2015. Wedding guests included music legend STEVIE WONDER, former One Direction singer NIALL HORAN, singer/songwriter ED SHEERAN, actor JAMIE DORNAN, and Coldplay frontman CHIRS MARTIN. Wonder reportedly performed during the nuptials and Sheeran reportedly performed during the reception.
Pop rock singer ELLE KING posted on Instagram that she “skipped out” on her wedding to ANDREW FERGUSON and instead went to a rock concert, appearing to indicate the relationship is over for good. The singer, who is the daughter of “Saturday Night Live” alum ROB SCHNEIDER, got engaged to Ferguson 12 days after the couple met and appeared in a recent episode of the TLC reality series “Say Yes to the Dress” where she picked out her wedding gown for the nuptials that were to take place this past weekend... New York Knicks basketball player CARMELO ANTHONY and his actress/tv host wife LA LA ANTHONY have reportedly separated after seven years of marriage. Reports cite the Knicks basketball season as part of the reason for the split while others speculate La La Anthony found out her husband may have impregnated a stripper, leading to the marriage’s demise. The couple have a 10 year-old son named Kiyan.
Former “Baywatch” actor JEREMY JACKSON was sentenced to 270 days in jail and 5 years probation for stabbing a woman in a 2015 incident in Los Angeles. Jackson will only spend 161 days behind bars due to a 109-day credit given to him by the judge due to a plea deal (he was facing up to 7 years in jail had the case gone to trial without a plea deal). Jackson must also complete 52 anger management classes and 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and must stay sober during his probation. If he completes the judge’s requirements his felony charge could be dropped down to a misdemeanor… Former “Jersey Shore” star MIKE “THE SITUATION” SORRENTINO pled not guilty to additional tax fraud charges stemming from claims he and his brother filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses… Former Bravo reality star JACKIE WARNER has been charged with felony assault and DUI.
Reality star KRIS JENNER is “so angry” about her portrayal in ex- CAITLYN JENNER’s “made up” memoir. Kris Jenner notes that after reading an advanced copy of Caitlyn’s book she was frustrated with Caitlyn’s depiction of her as a bitch giving very little reasoning as to why the transgendered Caitlyn, then still Bruce, stayed married to her for so long. Caitlyn also states in the book that Kris knew about her gender identity issues through their marriage but Kris says when she did ever ask Caitlyn about anything approaching the subject Caitlyn would reply “You just would never understand”. Kris went on to say, "I've done nothing but open up my home and my heart to a person who doesn't give a s--t. So, I'm done…I've never been so angry and disappointed in somebody in my whole life."
Actor DANE DEHAAN and his wife ANNA WOOD welcomed their first child together, a girl, they named Bowie Rose… US tennis star SERENA WILLIAMS and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder ALEXIS OHANIAN, announced they are expecting their first child together.
Reclusive fitness guru RICHARD SIMMONS was briefly hospitalized due to severe indigestion. Simmons was photographed leaving the hospital with his head covered by a blanket… Former US President GEORGE H. W. BUSH has been hospitalized for pneumonia.
Former New England Patriots tight end AARON HERNANDEZ, who was convicted of murder in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison but last week was found not guilty of two additional murders, died of an apparent suicide in prison. He was 27… The Main Ingredient lead singer CUBA GOODING SR., best known for soul songs like ”Everybody Plays the Fool” and “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” as well as for being the father of Oscar-winning actor CUBA GOODING JR., died of unknown cause. He was 72…Chef PAUL GIGANTI, a former contestant on the reality competition series “Hell’s Kitchen” and a proprietor of the restaurant Birra in Philadelphia, died of unknown cause. He was 36… Actress ERIN MORAN, best known as Joanie Cunningham on the ‘70s comedy series “Happy Days” and its short-lived spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi”, died of unknown cause. She was 56.