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Kesha performed at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in Los Angeles this week, where she suffered a vocal cord hemorrhage during her performance. She told fans, "So, in the middle of my wardrobe malfunction I decided to distract everyone from my [chest] falling out by singing rly loud. And today I found out I hemorrhaged one of my vocal chords." She called it “quite a moment," and “I have to make light out of this situation because Taylor would have loved that my tits just fell out,” she joked about hercape opening up mid-song, exposing her chest. “I feel really special to be here with all of you guys, because Taylor meant something different to each and every one of us.”
"Hocus Pocus 2” producer David Kirschner revealed yesterday that a Broadway adaptation of the original "Hocus Pocus" is in the works. The 1993 film became something of a cult classic, and the long-awaited sequel hits Disney+ today. Though there hasn’t been any casting details, there’s always hope Bette Midler will continue on in her role as Winnifred Sanderson.
Trevor Noah announced that he is leaving “The Daily Show” after seven years as anchor. He added that he "loved hosting this show," and he'll be hosting for “the time being," with no exact date set for his departure. So far there’s no word on what’s in store for Noah’s future, or for the future of the Comedy Central show. Noah took over hosting duties from Jon Stewart on September 28th, 2015. Jon started hosting the show in 1999 after Craig Kilborn, who hosted a short time from July 1996 to December 1998. Who will they tap next? Sasquatch?
When Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott welcomed their son, they initially named him Wolf, although they later changed their mind. Well, in the latest episode of "The Kardashians," Kylie explained why they originally went with Wolf. She said they didn’t have a name in mind when it came time to sign the birth certificate, and they felt "pressured" to choose a name, so they went with Khloe Kardashian’s suggestion of Wolf. Kylie said, “I liked the WW,” (Travis Scott's real last name is Webster). But then, “Right after I signed the birth certificate I was like, ‘What did I just do?’” The baby does have another name but they haven’t legally changed it, according to Page Six. Kylie joked that they’re “just waiting for him to name himself.”
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Britney Spears’ fans like to keep a close eye on their pop princess, and her latest video has some fans worried. According to OK, Britney posted a video where she wrote, "6 days ago I was in the rainforest there … just talking to Mother Nature 🌴🌴🌴 !!! All the babies in the pool in Maui had their tongues out 👅👅👅 !!! Not sure what that’s about but I think it’s my new thing 😏 !!! PSS you guys should really come out here and talk to her 🏝🏝🏝!!! SHE’S REALLY NICE 😍 !!!!" The comments made no sense, but the video was more disturbing as during her dancing, Britney choked herself as a dance move. As one fan said, “That was weird even for her.”
Hayden Panettiere is now living the sober life, and what set her on the right path was something her daughter, Kaya, said. Hayden said on “Red Table Talk,” "I remember [Kaya’s] dad calling me and he said, 'Kaya's going around and asking other women if she can call them mommy.' And my breath hitched and my heart stopped….It was horrifying to me.” She added, "It was a trauma that she was experiencing, you know, me not being around.”
Despite his passing this week, Coolio will live on through his character Kwanzaa-Bot on the animated series "Futurama," a character he has played since 2001. Producer David X. Cohen said Coolio finished all his dialogue for the upcoming episode a few weeks ago. He said the "Futurama" team is going to dedicate his episode to him and feature Coolio rapping over the closing credits so they can give him "the best send-off we can."
It looks like Nick Cannon has some competition for the baby daddy crown. Rapper NBA YoungBoy, 22, announced the birth of his ninth biological child. It’s his second child with Jazlyn Mychelle, but in total, he has six baby mamas. Nick is expecting his 10th child.
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Sarah Jessica Parker was supposed to be honored at the New York City Ballet’s annual Fall Fashion Gala last night, but had to miss it due to a “sudden devastating family situation.” Her stepfather was dying and the family was gathering to be with him before he passed. According to a statement released by the family, Paul Giffin Forste died surrounded by his loving family. He was 76. SJP did go to the event but quickly left. She is the vice chair of the NYCB Board of Directors and the woman behind the Fall Fashion Gala, which started in 2012.
Anne Heche's ex, James Tupper, is going up against Anne’s two sons, Atlas Tupper and Homer Laffoon. In case it’s not clear, Atlas is James’ son. When Anne died after a car crash last month, 20-year-old Homer filed paperwork requesting he be named executor of her estate and that he and his 13-year-old half-brother, Atlas, be listed as their mother’s sole heirs. James, however, claimed Anne sent him an email in January 2011 that read, “FYI in case I die tomorrow and anyone asks. My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children.” According to Page Six, Homer is opposing the validity of the 2011 email, insisting it “fails to satisfy the legal requirements for a valid formal witnessed will” because it “was not signed by (Anne Heche) and does not have two witnesses who signed the document during (her) lifetime.”
Coolio, who passed away at age 59, had turned his life around right when his career was taking off, kicking his cocaine habit by becoming a firefighter. He shared with Radar many years ago that working to put out fires for a year and a half “was the hardest work I ever did,” but “It helped me get my mind back together.” He did it at his brother’s urging, joining a firefighting program for drug addicts, which he said, “It was just what I needed - routine, order, discipline and a strong physical regimen to toughen me up.” He put gang life and drugs behind him and dedicated his life to help teach kids that the best way to get out of the ghetto is through education. Coolio passed from suspected cardiac arrest. Paramedics spent 45 minutes doing CPR. Fans from the ‘90s kids are remembering Coolko for his infamous “Aw, Here It Goes” theme song from “Kenan & Kel,” posting clips in his memory.
MacKenzie Scott may be going through a divorce, but that hasn’t stopped her from making her donations. Jeff Bezo’s ex donated $20-million to Houston-based nonprofit Episcopal Health Foundation to help improve health care in Texas. Add this to the more than $12-billion she’s given away so far.
Vicki Gunvalson will make an appearance on the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” according to RadarOnline.com.
Sources say the season was starting off "slow," so Bravo producers decided to bring her in to shake things up. Unfortunately, she’s only back for one episode featuring a lunch with Tamra and Shannon. Vicki was let go from the cast because of a dispute over money. She admitted, "I did get expensive.
I'm okay with that. I'm worth it." If Bravo knows what’s good for them, they’ll start pulling together some cash to bring her back, or crowdfund or something.