CELEBRITIES

Explosive Charges: Whitney Houston Abused as Child by Famous Singer’s Sister

Whitney Houston, the iconic singer who died tragically in 2012 on the eve of the Grammy Awards, was abused as an eight-year-old child by the sister of a famous singer. The charges are contained in a new documentary about her life titled “Whitney.” The R&B star’s assistant, Mary Jones, and Whitney’s half-brother, Gary Garland-Houston, make the disturbing claims in the film....

Courtney Love in the Hole to Uncle Sam To Tune of $500,000 in Back Taxes

Courtney Love is in the hole. She reportedly owes Uncle Sam more than $500,000 in back taxes after paying off another unpaid tax bill from 2009. But don’t weep for her. She’s worth more than $150 million, despite a decade of reckless spending. Her fortune is based her ownership stake in late husband Kurt Cobain’s music publishing rights for his band Nirvana. She inherited it when Cobain committed suicide in 1994....

Rihanna Turns Dirty 30, Calls it a New Era for Her at Blowout Birthday Party (see!)

Rihanna is officially 30, but don’t dare call her old. Instead she said turning “dirty 30” is marking a new era for her in her life. Already accomplished in her career, what could she possibly mean? Baby, maybe? Or, at least, a new abum...? The party was held in New York City in true Rihanna fashion, with lots of glam and celebrity guests, including one-time rumored dreamboat Leonardo DiCaprio....

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dead at 46, Drug Overdose Suspected

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for the Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly in a London hotel and early indications suggest it was due to a drug overdose. The cause of death will have to be determined by an autopsy. The Cranberries were forced to cancel tour dates in 2017 because of O’Riordan was suffering from back problems,” according to the Irish Times....

British Rock Legend Ian McDonald Sweetens the Pot With Honey West

Ian McDonald, best known for founding British supergroups King Crimson and Foreigner, takes the prize as the most interesting old-new act in music. His new group, Honey West, released their debut album, Bad Old World to rave reviews for its sound and lyrics. The album features Honey West founder, accomplished actor and neighbor Ted Zurkowski (the Actor’s Studio)), McDonald’s son Maxwell on bass, and Steve Holley from Paul McCartney’s Wings on drums....
Rapper Meek Mill

Meek Mill Could Get Serious Time for Latest in String of Parole Violations

Meek Mill may have overstepped his probation on drugs and weapons charges one too many times and could be facing a prolonged stint in the slammer. Maybe he’s hoping he’ll get a little Justin Bieber justice, again, but shouldn’t count on it. Bieber has repeatedly dodged jail sentences, despite a string of arrests and convictions, although he’s small-time compared to Meek....

Fiona Apple Emerges With Special Donald Trump Christmas Tune (video!)

Fiona Apple the reclusive New York City chanteuse has surfaced with a special holiday greeting for President-elect Donald Trump. In her own unique style, the singer re-purposes Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” with some silly, yet biting new lyrics. The 39-year-old singer has been laying low since the release of her fourth studio album in June 2012, although she hasn’t been completely under the radar....

Cynthia Lennon Dies; Wife of Beatle John Lennon, Before Bitter Divorce

Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of late Beatle John Lennon, who went through a bitter divorce and estrangement from the acclaimed musician, died today (Apr. 1) after a bout with cancer. She was 75. Cynthia died at her home in Mallorca, Spain “following a short but brave battle with cancer,” according to a statement on a memorial Web site. “Her son Julian Lennon was at her bedside throughout. The family are thankful for your prayers. Please respect their privacy at this difficult time,” it said....

Chris Brown Dumped by Karrueche Tran Over Shocking ‘Baby Drama’

Chris Brown stepped out on Karrueche Tran more than once during their rocky relationship, but news that he has a nine-month-old child with sometime girlfriend Nia Gonzalez appears to be the final straw. She Tweeted her kiss-off this morning. “Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me,” she wrote. ...

Taylor Swift Lands a Hot New Gig: Get the Details Here! (Video)

Taylor Swift will be working come New Year’s Eve and partying later. She’s been tapped to headline “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” from Times Square in New York City. Seacrest made the announcement himself over Twitter. “This new year’s we’re partying like it’s 1989…my friend @TaylorSwift13 is coming to Times Square for @OfficialNYRE!” he wrote....

Selena Gomez: I Know What It’s Like to be Judged and Put Down

Selena Gomez told 20,000 students at a We Day event in Canada Wednesday (Oct. 22) that she knows what it’s like to be judged and put down and offered them some advice. She urged them to follow BFF Taylor Swift;s lead and to just “shake it off.” The youth empowerment event, sponsored by Free the Children, also drew Nick Jonas, Orlando Bloom and singing duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis among other celebrities....