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Aretha Franklin remembered as ‘Queen of Soul’ with ‘special gifts’

As news of legendary singer Aretha Franklin’s death spread Thursday, celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the “Queen of Soul,” described as “the embodiment of a soul blessed with a special gift.” The music icon died of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. She had dealt with undisclosed health issues that kept her off stage in recent months. “What a colossal loss. Thanks for the joy and inspiration you gave to the world,” actor Tony Goldwyn said. “Rest In Peace to the Queen,” actor and comedian Mike Epps said. Bravo host Andy Cohen said, “There will never be another Queen of Soul.” “Aretha Franklin is the embodiment of a soul blessed with a special gift. Grateful we have decades of recordings that will live on. Long Live The Queen,” Cohen said.   Kaitlyn Sc...

Trump supporter says he took beating after protesting Social Distortion singer’s politics

Mike Ness, 56, is the lead singer of the punk rock band Social Distortion.  (Instagram) A supporter of President Trump claims that Mike Ness, lead singer of the rock band Social Distortion, spat on him and repeatedly punched him in the head after he protested Ness’s criticism of the president at a concert. The confrontation allegedly took place July 17 at a show in Sacramento, Calif., when concertgoer Tim Hildebrand, 30, held up his middle finger to convey his disagreement with Ness. The 56-year-old lead singer was “badmouthing President Trump and America,” Hildebrand told CBS 13 Sacramento. “I pretty much said, ‘I paid for your music, not your politics,’” Hildebrand told the station. “I stood pretty much with my silent protest with my middle finger up for the next two so...

TJ Miller denies ‘Silicon Valley’ actress’ bullying allegations

On Wednesday, TJ Miller denied his former ‘Silicon Valley’ co-star, Alice Wetterlund’s bullying allegations.  (AP/ZUMA Press) TJ Miller thinks his erstwhile “Silicon Valley” co-star Alice Wetterlund’s bullying allegations were a publicity stunt. Last month, Wetterlund, 37, lashed out at Miller, 37, on Twitter calling him “a bully and petulant brat” and the set of HBO comedy “toxic and weird.” Miller vehemently denied intentionally bullying the actress and alleged that she was a problem on set herself. “She may have had that experience, but it’s … just people trying to get into the headlines,” Miller told “The Jim and Sam Show” on Wednesday. “It was not my experience that anyone was bullying her. Truthfully, I felt like it was difficult to work with her because she kept in...

Infamous madam to the stars was willing to spill celebrities’ secrets for book about her wild days

Madame Claude’s infamous brothel business inspired the 1977 film “Madame Claude,” also known as “The French Woman.”  (Getty) One of the world’s most powerful brothel keepers was eager to bare all. William Stadiem, who interviewed Madame Claude before her 2015 death at age 92, recently penned a biography detailing their conversations titled “Madame Claude: Her Secret World of Pleasure, Privilege & Power.” HEIDI FLEISS: CHARLIE SHEEN ‘REALLY CAN CHANGE’ THE STIGMA OF HAVING HIV He also tracked down Claude’s friends, confidantes, former clients, as well as her coveted “swans” to detail her shocking life and demise. Stadiem was introduced to Madame Claude in the ‘80s through a mutual friend in Los Angeles after she fled her native France in 1977 ov...

Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry dead at 26, found on sidewalk with drugs: reports

E! Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports. She was 26.  (Instagram) Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead Tuesday morning in New York City, according to multiple reports. She was 26. According to the New York Daily News, McHenry, who appeared alongside Magic Johnson’s son, EJ Johnson, on the 2016 E! show “EJNYC,” was found on a sidewalk in the Bronx at around 5 a.m.  Authorities said that McHenry was found wearing a pajama top and underwear, but no pants, the Daily Mail reported.  Per the Daily News, McHenry, who reportedly was 20 weeks pregnant, was transported to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where she died.  According to the New York Post, she apparently had drugs on her.  A New York Police Department spokesperson told Fox...

Matt Lauer agrees to pay Annette Roque up to $20M in divorce

Shamed “Today” host Matt Lauer is “bending over backwards” to give his soon to be ex-wife Annette Roque everything she wants in their divorce — including a multimillion-dollar payout — because he feels so guilty for cheating with multiple women at work, according to friends. Lauer — who was axed by NBC bosses in November for a string of inappropriate affairs — has already agreed to pay Roque, his wife of nearly 20 years, up to $20 million, Page Six can reveal. The couple are now getting along amicably, the friends tell us — and are both spending time at their 12-bedroom Hamptons pile, Strongheart Manor, as they prepare to finalize their divorce. A source says: “Things really have settled down. Matt and Annette are getting on and they’re both spending time with their kids. They hope to sett...

50+ hottest stars 50+

50+ hottest stars 50+ Over-50 is the new under-40. Here are our picks for the sexiest AARP members. http://www.foxnews.com/”>Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/ Elle Macpherson: 1964 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit stunner Elle Macpherson, also known as “The Body,” looked ageless on the red carpet in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. For more photos of the Australian model, visit x17online.com. Caption 54-year-old blonde beauty Elle Macpherson poses on the red carpet with Marcel Remus on ‘Remus Lifestyle Night’, held at Llaut Palace Hotel in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. August 2, 2018 X17online.com USA ONLY (X17) elle-macpherson:-1964 Meg Ryan: 1961 Meg Ryan showed off her fit figure in a white gown with a plunging neckline. She wore her hair in her classic curls and proved ...

Omarosa cuts off ‘Today’ appearance, tells Savannah Guthrie to ‘calm down’ during bizarre interview

Savannah Guthrie wanted to continue speaking with Omarosa Manigault-Newman but the former “Apprentice” star ended the interview. Omarosa Manigault-Newman appeared irritable and fumed at Savannah Guthrie before abruptly cutting off an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday morning, claiming she had another interview to get to minutes after proclaiming, “I’ve got all the time you need.” Manigault-Newman was on the morning show to share a recording of a conversation she says she had with President Trump the day after she was fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Guthrie began the interview by playing the recording and plugging Manigault-Newman’s new book, “Unhinged,” but things quickly turned awkward. Guthrie asked the former “Apprentice” star if Trump was lying in a tape that w...

Pink shares her first selfie following hospitalization

It looks like Pink is on the mend!  On Friday, the “Beautiful Trauma” singer shared her first selfie since being hospitalized last week.  In the Instagram photo, Pink is seen smiling with her and husband Carey Hart’s 7-year-old daughter, Willow. She captioned the picture with a simple heart emoji.  The 38-year-old singer, who is expected to return to the stage in Sydney, Australia this weekend, announced on Wednesday that she was out of the hospital after she canceled her show two days prior to receive treatment for a gastric virus. “On Monday, we were absolutely planning on going ahead with the show, and about 20 minutes before I left for soundcheck, I was rushed to the hospital, in excruciating pain. That was the reason for the late cancellation. It was out of anyone’s ...

Kim Kardashian reveals she hid her Kris Humphries wedding ring from ‘heartbroken’ Kanye West

Kim Kardashian reveals she hid her Kris Humphries wedding ring from ‘heartbroken’ Kanye West.  (Reuters) Kim Kardashian knew there might be something with Kanye West after a telling encounter shortly after her marriage to Kris Humphries.  During an interview with Big Boy on Real 92.3 on Thursday, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star recalled seeing West’s “heartbroken” face as she showed off her wedding ring at an event — and realized she “f–ked up.”  “You know, I f–ked up, and went a different direction, and realized that I f–ked up pretty soon,” she said of her 2011 wedding to Humphries. The pair were only married for 72 days before Kardashian filed for divorce.  Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphr...

Olivia Hussey recalls controversial ‘Romeo and Juliet’ role at 16, reveals personal tragedies

Olivia Hussey opposite her co-star Leonard Whiting in 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet.”  (Getty) Olivia Hussey became a movie star at age 15 when she was cast as the most infamous doomed lover in 1968’s “Romeo and Juliet” — and the actress is still in awe she managed to survive fame 50 years later. The 67-year-old recently penned a memoir titled “Girl on the Balcony” about the many ups and downs she endured in Hollywood. Hussey nabbed the sought-after role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s film, which became an international sensation. “It was actually very overwhelming,” Hussey told Fox News. “Even when we were shooting, we had reporters waiting for an interview during our lunch and tea breaks. And they had come from all over the world. “I celebrated my 16th birthday...

‘Superman’ star Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide

The death of Margot Kidder, who famously played Lois Lane in the “Superman” movies of the 1970s and ’80s, has been ruled a suicide. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Park County Coroner Richard Wood said Kidder’s death earlier this year was “a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.” No further details were released. “It’s a big relief that the truth is out there,” Kidder’s daughter Maggie McGuane told the outlet. “It’s important to be open and honest so there’s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this.” Kidder died on May 13 at her home in Livingston, Montana. She was 69.  The late actress, who started her career in 1968 and got her big break in the 1973 film “Sis...