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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...

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...

Bradley Whitford talks shocking ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ role and why the ‘West Wing’ is having a ‘resurgence’

Bradley Whitford appeared in the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES –  Bradley Whitford knows there are fans who are still reeling from the season finale of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The Hulu series wrapped up its second season on July 11, and Whitford, who appeared in two episodes, was just as enthralled with the conclusion of the season as fans were. “I am the biggest fan there could be. I think what those women are doing on that show is a generational achievement in acting. I can’t believe how good they are. So for me to get the opportunity to go on, I felt like I got a guest shot on ‘The Godfather’ or something,” he told us at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour. He added of his character, Comman...

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...

Kylie Jenner’s 21st bash shut down by cops; Instagram model wheeled out on stretcher

Instagram fit model Tammy Hembrow, a friend of the Kardashian family, was wheeled out of Kylie Jenner’s birthday bash on a stretcher.  (Instagram) Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday bash got a little out of hand on Thursday night. Not only was the reality-star-turned-makeup mogul’s party shut down by cops, Australian Instagram model Tammy Hembrow was rushed to the hospital after the big soiree.  Hembrow, who according to the Daily Mail is a “casual” friend of the Kardashian and has been seen in Khloe’s Good American clothing line ads, was carried out of Hollywood hotspot Deliah’s facedown on a stretcher. The Instagram model had blackened feet and reportedly had bruises on her face. The Blast reported that the paramedics arrived on the scene just before midnigh...

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 ...

Bethenny Frankel’s on-off boyfriend found dead in Trump Tower

Bethenny Frankel and Dennis Shields are seen leaving SoHo House on June 14, 2016 in New York, New York.  (Alessio Botticelli/GC Images) The on-again-off-again boyfriend of “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel was found dead on Friday in Trump Tower in Manhattan, the medical examiner told Fox News. Police told Fox News a man was found dead in the midtown New York City tower, but they declined to confirm his identity or the cause of death. The medical examiner told Fox News the man is Dennis Shields, who has had a romance with the SkinnyGirl mogul since 2016. The Medical Examiner’s office is currently investigating Shields’ cause of death. According to the New York Post, Shields, who was living at Trump Tower at the time of his death, asked his ass...

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...