The 2017 Oscars By the Numbers

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*Brenda Buttner, host of the Fox News show Bulls and Bears, has died from cancer. She was 55.

*Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter about his lifelong Oscars obsession and why the awards show still matters.

*Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) has joined the cast of The Predator, directed by Shane Black. The reboot opens February 9th, 2018.

*Beyonce and Jay Z: They watched the NBA All-Star Game courtside with Blue Ivy.

*H.R. McMaster: He's Donald Trump's new national security adviser.

*Vitaly Churkin: Russia's ambassador to the United Nations died suddenly Monday in New York after he became ill at work.

*Angelina Jolie: She's speaking out about her "difficult" divorce with Brad Pitt.

*Eric Holder: The former U.S. attorney general has been hired to investigate the sexism allegations at Uber.

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*A fire broke out at Ryan Seacrest’s mansion on Sunday.The star was not hurt, though there was damage to his $49 million Beverly Hills home. Ryan tweeted a photo of the charred debris and wrote, “Fire last night at the house -- thank god everyone is OK.”TMZ says an electrical fire erupted off his driveway and then spread to nearby trash cans.Ryan bought the 9,200-square-foot residence from Ellen DeGeneres in 2012.

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*“I didn’t actually know that they were [famous] until I was about 13. I went to a football game and people were shouting my dad’s name and I was like, ‘What?! Oh my God.’ I don’t look at them like that.” --Brooklyn Beckham, in Wonderland magazine, about his parents, David and Victoria Beckham

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*Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are expecting baby #5, Tori's mom, Candi Spelling, dropped big bucks on a lavish baby shower for the expecting parents at the Hotel Bel-Air...McDermott's ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, was reportedly furious when learning of the extravagant shower....Eustace is currently in a court battle with McDermott for unpaid child support

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*Thanks to Melissa Greenwood for this scoop!  Hoda Kotb has adopted a baby girl! Her name is Haley Joy Kotb. She did move in with her boyfriend and I think this is the one that Kathy Lee set her up with. Congrats to them both!

*Shia LaBeouf's Trump protest has found a new home. Last week the performance-art exhibit was shut down in New York City. Now folks can be videotaped saying "He will not divide us" outside the El Rey Theater in downtown Albuquerque.

*Nicole Bass, the bodybuilder turned pro wrestler and longtime member of Howard Stern's Wack Pack, has died at age 52. She was reportedly taken off life support Friday night after a heart attack.

*Donald Glover has been cast as Simba in Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King. Director Jon Favreau also says James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa. (Hollywood Reporter)

*Kate McKinnon was spotted having dinner with Hillary Clinton in New York City this week. TMZ says you should expect the former presidential candidate to appear on SNL next weekend.

*Zoë Saldana and her husband, Marco Perego, have welcomed their third child — a boy named Zen. The couple also has two-year-old twin sons, Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio.

*Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, died Saturday of complications from a series of strokes. He was 84.

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TODAY'S TV PREMIERES: 

#TheDetour, #ChrisleyKnowsBest, #ThePopGame, #StrandedWithAMillionDollars

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*HAPPY BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY 21

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-Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress (38)

-Mary Chapin Carpenter, singer (59)

-Kelsey Grammer, actor (62)

-David Geffen, media mogul (74)

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