• Monday, 500,000 cans of potable water arrived in Baton Rouge to be distributed over the coming days to the victims of Harvey.
Michael Bublé went all-out in throwing a fourth birthday party for his son, Noah.
Nine months ago, doctors diagnosed Noah with a rare form of liver cancer. So this year’s celebrations were extra special. Noah got a three-tiered cake for his Spider-Man-themed party. The entire family painted their faces with red-and-blue spider webs.
Last fall, Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato canceled their schedule to care for him. Noah received chemotherapy in Los Angeles after surgeons removed the tumor. Luisana admitted, (quote) “There are nights that I don't sleep. I pray to God because it's still a long process. The worst is over -- Thank God." (Entertainment Tonight)
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- Bublé only returned to work two months ago after a half a year lay-off to focus on his son.
- Childhood liver cancer has a 90% survival rate.
- Typically, with cancer cases, it’s several years until a survivor can stop worrying about a relapse.
- If there’s any silver lining, Noah’s very young age means he won’t have many memories from his times in chemotherapy.
For the first time in about four years, Richard Simmons may come out of seclusion.
A Los Angeles judge scheduled a Wednesday morning hearing in the fitness guru’s lawsuit against The National Enquirer. Two summers ago, the tabloid’s front cover story claimed Simmons was transitioning to a woman named “Fiona.” They wrote how Simmons had undergone gender assignment surgery, including “breast implants, hormone treatments and consultations on medical castration.”
To this day, Richard Simmons is still a man. In May, he sued The National Enquirer for invasion of privacy and defamation.
The tabloid filed a motion claiming defamation should be off the table. In their words, in these modern times, “being referred to as ‘transgender’ cannot rationally be held by a court to impute negative characteristics.” Simmons may appear in court as the judge determines the merits of the tabloid’s motion. (National Enquirer)
Taylor Swift: There are 13 hidden messages in her "Look What You Made Me Do" music video.
Ed Skrein: The actor has dropped out of playing an Asian character in the Hellboy reboot following a controversy over whitewashing.
Cardi B: The rapper gave Colin Kaepernick a shoutout at the VMAs, saying, "As long as you kneel with us, we gonna be standing for you."
Robert Kraft: The NFL owner, along with fellow owner Bob McNair, made a $1 million donation to Hurricane Harvey relief funds.
Joel Osteen: The televangelist is facing a backlash for not opening up his Houston mega-church to hurricane victims.
#USOpen: The big tennis tournament opened Monday with the return of Maria Sharapova after a 15-month suspension for doping. She beat number-two ranked Simona Halep.
Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday that Priscilla Chan, his wife of five years, has given birth to their second child. "Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August!"
*Griffin, 56, told the magazine that the fact that Cooper was publicly claiming they were friends while not checking in with her hurt deeply.
*She was fired from the CNN New Year’s Eve broadcast that she had co-hosted with Anderson Cooper for 10 years.....He even Tweeted “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in,” he wrote. “It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
• When he finally reached out to her in a series of text messages, she told him their friendship was over.
The Parents Television Council says Sunday’s 2017 VMAs were “cleaner” than in past years, in part because host Katy Perry played it “safe.”
• while in past years the ceremony has been dominated by provocative displays of sexuality and mentions of drug use, this time around there was an increased focus on politics and mental health.
• “It was perhaps not as raunchy as what we’ve seen in past years as the messaging seemed to be far more political in its orientation than glorifying drugs as we’ve seen in years past,”