Because they're in the public eye, celebrities are subject to being the butt of many jokes, and on the Internet, it seems the best way to knock 'em dead is to ... well, claim that they're dead. Among the most famous celebrity death hoaxes, favorites include Bill Cosby, Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama, Britney Spears, Sean Connery, Eddie Murphy and Morgan Freeman, among many others.
All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
An auction of costumes, memorabilia and other items owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor have sold for more than $900,000, including a $20K diamond-and-gold necklace with Gabor's catchphrase “dah-ling” and a $24K grand piano. The actress and socialite died in 2016 at the age of 99.
Mariah Carey revealed her bipolar disorder diagnosis to ‘People’ magazine. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, she “didn’t want to believe it” and only recently sought treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through.” She’s now in therapy and on medication.
Russell Crowe held an auction of personal artifacts in Australia to celebrate his near-finalized divorce to Danielle Spencer. The actor netted roughly $2.8 million USD for movie memorabilia, diamond jewelry, artwork, sports collectibles and a dinosaur skull sold to him by Leo DiCaprio.
Tina Turner told ‘The Times’ that she has forgiven ex-husband and bandmate Ike Turner, who died in 2007, for years of abuse. “As an old person, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him...Ike wasn’t someone you could forgive and allow him back in,” she said.
Miley Cyrus retracted a 10-year-old apology for a controversial Vanity Fair photoshoot with Annie Liebowitz where it appeared that she posed topless at 15 years old. At the time, a Disney representative said the ‘Hannah Montana’ star had been “deliberately manipulated.”
Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3, according to ‘Deadline,’ which will feature most of the original creative team. It’s been 17 years since the original film; the plot is under wraps but is said to be in the same style with focus on female empowerment.
Academy Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for playing 007 in the first James Bond spy movies. He has also starred in an array of other projects, including 'Robin and Marian,' 'The Name of the Rose,' 'The Untouchables,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.'
Morgan Freeman's lawyer is demanding an apology and retraction from CNN for its May 24 story in which eight women "unjustly" accused the actor of sexual harassment. A CNN spokesperson said the network stands by its reporting.
James Earl Jones is the American actor who voiced Darth Vader in the 'Star Wars' franchise. He's also known for films like 'The Great White Hope,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Field of Dreams' as well as an array of TV shows.
George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Maine hospital for low blood pressure and fatigue, though a spokesman said he was "awake and alert." Nearing his 94th birthday, Bush is America's longest-living former president.
Paris Hilton has announced she’s co-designing a 70-piece collection of swimwear, maxi dresses and other women’s wear with Boohoo, to launch online June 20. The socialite, who is getting married later this year, designed the collaboration with her early-2000s style in mind.