Jackie ‘O’ steps back from KIIS FM role for health reasons: ‘I’m ending the show today’

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has announced she will be stepping down from her role on the Kyle and Jackie ‘O’ show for the time being due to health reasons. On this morning’s show, the KIIS FM host revealed she would be taking extended leave “on doctor’s orders”. “Ever since picking up that virus [COVID-19], I’ve been

John Aniston, Days of Our Lives star and Jennifer Aniston’s father, dead at 89

Soap opera legend John Aniston, who is also Jennifer Aniston’s father, has died aged 89. Jennifer, 53, announced the news on Instagram, sharing a sweet tribute to her Emmy-winning father, who is best known for starring as Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives. He starred on the show for over 30 years. In her

Margot Robbie reveals Disney dropped female-led Pirates of the Caribbean spinoff

Margot Robbie has revealed that her highly teased Pirates of the Caribbean spinoff will not be going ahead. News of the project emerged in early 2020, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Robbie was set to star in the spinoff of Disney’s popular billion-dollar franchise. But in a recent interview with Vanity Fair the actress,

Jay Leno suffers ‘serious’ burns after gasoline fire: ‘I am OK’

Talk show legend Jay Leno has suffered some “serious” burns after a gasoline fire, but is in a stable condition. The former The Tonight Show host, 72, has confirmed to Variety that despite a serious shock, he is OK. Leno said in a statement to the publication: “I got some serious burns from a gasoline

Publisher delays release of Aaron Carter’s unfinished memoir following backlash from Hilary Duff and star’s publicist

A publishing company has delayed the immediate release of Aaron Carter‘s unfinished memoir, following backlash from the late pop star’s ex Hilary Duff, his family and his publicist. The subject of Carter’s memoir, Aaron Carter: An Incomplete Story of an Incomplete Life, has been a controversial one given claims from his management that, prior to

Paulina Porizkova reveals she wanted to die after ex Ric Ocasek’s death: ‘The betrayal was a lot’

Czech model Paulina Porizkova has revealed she wanted to die after her ex-husband Ric Ocasek died unexpectedly in 2019. Ocasek was one of the lead vocalists in the band the Cars and died on September 15 that year. Ocasek’s death occurred two weeks after he’d undergone surgery, though Porizkova later claimed the surgery was not

Nick Cannon confirms the eye-watering yearly sum he spends on his 11 children

Prolific father Nick Cannon has shared the eye-watering annual amount he spends on his many children. Cannon, 42, recently welcomed baby number 11 with model Abby De La Rosa and opened up about his child support arrangement to social media gossip page The Neighbourhood Talk. The talk show host was responding to a speculative report

Dave Chappelle divides audiences with remarks about Kanye West’s anti-Semitism

Dave Chappelle decided to zero in on Kanye West‘s recent anti-Semitic comments while on Saturday Night Live, admitting he didn’t decide to help him after the controversy. In a lengthy stand-up set, Chappelle, 49, discussed West’s targetting of the Jewish community, opening his monologue with a tip for the rapper. Before he began his routine,

Dua Lipa denies rumours she will perform at Qatar World Cup, calls out country’s human rights record

Dua Lipa has cleared up rumours that she will be performing at the Qatar World Cup, confirming with fans that it is the last thing she wants to support. Posting to her Instagram Stories, the Potions singer, 27, revealed that it was the country’s human rights record that she couldn’t look past. “There is a

Jackie ‘O’ steps down from KIIS FM as she battles extended COVID-19 symptoms: ‘I’m ending the show today’

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has shocked listeners by announcing she will be stepping down from her role on the Kyle and Jackie ‘O’ show due to health reasons. The KIIS FM radio host made the announcement this morning, revealing she would be taking extended leave “on doctor’s orders”. “Ever since picking up that virus [COVID-19], I’ve

Dave Chappelle show cancelled by venue after social media backlash

A Dave Chappelle stand-up show in the US has been cancelled and relocated just hours before the comedian was set to perform. First Avenue, the Minneapolis, Minnesota, venue that provided the setting for Prince’s Purple Rain, announced in an Instagram post on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) the show would not be taking place at the theatre.

Ricky Martin’s nephew withdraws harassment and affair claims in court, case dismissed

Ricky Martin‘s nephew withdrew his harassment and affair claims against the singer in a July 21 court appearance, which effectively closed the case. Joaquín Monserrate Matienzo, Carmelo Dávila and Harry Massanet Pastrana, the attorneys for Martin, released a statement about the dismissal. “Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by

America’s Got Talent contestant Nolan Neal’s daughter asks for donations to pay for his funeral: ‘He left no money whatsoever’

The daughter of Nolan Neal, the America’s Got Talent star who died suddenly this week, has asked for donations after her dad reportedly left no money behind. Caylin Cate created a public fundraiser titled “Nolan Neal Funeral Expenses” in hopes of raising money in the wake of her father’s passing. “As I’m sure you all

Bond girl Ana de Armas says there’s ‘no need’ for James Bond to be female

Ana de Armas, who appeared in last year’s James Bond film No Time to Die as a fierce and fighting secret agent, doesn’t think 007 should one day be a woman. Speaking to The Sun, Armas, 34, said: “There’s no need for a female Bond.” “There shouldn’t be any need to steal someone else’s character,

John Mulaney draws criticism for having Dave Chappelle open, tell ‘transphobic jokes’ at his show

During a performance on his From Scratch tour, comedian John Mulaney surprised his audience – and drew criticism from some fans – when Dave Chappelle appeared as the opener and told what were described as “transphobic jokes.” Chappelle’s opening set occurred during a show at Ohio State University’s Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Although

Dave Chappelle’s accused attacker charged with four misdemeanours

A 23-year-old man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance was charged on Thursday with four misdemeanour criminal counts after the city’s district attorney declined to bring more serious charges. Isaiah Lee, who was subdued after tackling Chappelle, 48, to the stage floor on Tuesday evening, was charged by the Los Angeles City

Toddlers and Tiaras star Kailia Posey’s family speak out after her death: ‘I don’t have words’

Kailia Posey’s cause of death has been confirmed by her family after she passed away at 16 years old. The Toddlers and Tiaras star’s family told TMZ Posey died by suicide. “Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to

Dave Chappelle’s camp releases statement after on-stage attack as he cooperates with police

Netflix has issued a statement after Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage while performing a comedy set during the streaming giant’s Netflix Is a Joke festival in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. A spokesperson for the streamer said, “We care deeply about the safety of creators and we strongly defend the right of stand-up

Last video released of Gilbert Gottfried, showing star hours before he died

The last video of voice actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried has been shared on his social media. The clip from the final recording of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was taken just hours before the 67-year-old was rushed to hospital last month, where he died due to complications from muscular dystrophy. The podcast host was

Dolly Parton among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2022 despite opting to ‘respectfully bow out’ of nominations

Well, hello Dolly. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 inductees were announced Wednesday, and despite initially opting to “respectfully bow out” of the nomination process, Dolly Parton is part of this year’s diverse class. Some of the other inductees include Pat Benatar, Lionel Richie, Eminem, Carly Simon, Harry Belafonte, Duran Duran, Eurythmics and

Dave Chappelle tackled while performing onstage at Hollywood Bowl

Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked while performing on stage Tuesday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Video footage shows a man rushing onto the stage and tackling the performer during the Netflix is a Joke comedy festival. The attacker is subsequently dragged off stage by security personnel. Watch above. Details of the incident

Bob Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo shares her final communication with him

Kelly Rizzo remembered her husband Bob Saget in emotional interviews that aired on the Today show and Good Morning America Thursday (Friday morning AEDT). In her first televised interviews since Saget was found dead in his Orlando, Florida, hotel room on January 9, Rizzo spoke with NBC’s Hoda Kotb and ABC’s TJ Holmes about her

Dave Chappelle reveals the heartbreaking unanswered text he received from Bob Saget before his death

Life is short and Dave Chappelle has been reminded of that with the death of his friend and fellow comedian, Bob Saget. In a video posted on TMZ Friday, Chappelle talks about the loss. According to the site, Chappelle was performing Thursday night at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood when he noted that as

Aussie comedian Hannah Gadsby’s fans not happy with Dave Chappelle for saying she’s not funny

While addressing criticism about his latest standup special, Dave Chappelle apparently stirred up some more controversy. In videos from a gig in Nashville on Sunday posted to his verified Instagram account, Chappelle responded to the backlash he received for jokes he made about transgender people during his Netflix special The Closer. Chappelle said he is

Netflix fires employee for sharing ‘confidential data’ on Dave Chappelle series

Netflix terminated an unidentified staffer who shared “commercially sensitive information” with someone outside the company that was included in a Bloomberg news report, violating the streamer’s policies. The data included Netflix financial figures for Dave Chappelle’s The Closer stand-up special, which has stirred a major backlash both inside and outside the company over the comedian’s

Aussie comedian Hannah Gadsby takes aim at Netflix CEO over Dave Chappelle series

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has spoken out strongly against Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos after being referenced in his memo defending Dave Chappelle. “Adults can watch violence, assault and abuse — or enjoy shocking stand-up comedy — without it causing them to harm others,” Sarandos had said in a staff memo on Wednesday, as revealed by

Former Superman Dean Cain says DC’s decision to make new Superman bisexual is ‘bandwagoning’

Former Superman Dean Cain has weighed in on DC’s decision to make the new Superman bisexual in the comics, saying it is “bandwagoning.” Cain, 55, who played Clark Kent/Superman in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman between 1993 and 1997, spoke out about the new comic’s revelation in an interview with Fox

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos defends controversial Dave Chappelle special in staff memo

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has addressed staff members on the streamer’s controversial new Dave Chappelle stand-up special, The Closer. The firebrand comedian has drawn criticism from the LGBTQI+ community in recent days over several jokes, specifically around the “thin skin” of trans people and the effects of so-called “cancel culture.” In a Friday memo sent

‘Dear White People’ writer boycotts Netflix over Dave Chappelle’s anti-transgender jokes

Jaclyn Moore, writer and showrunner on the series Dear White People and the upcoming reboot of Queer as Folk is boycotting Netflix after the streaming service released Dave Chappelle’s latest stand-up special, which contained a slew of jokes aimed at transgender people. Chappelle’s special, The Closer includes several minutes of jokes about trans people and

Dave Chappelle sparks LGBTQ+ controversy again

Dave Chappelle is back in some familiar hot water. The comic has drawn backlash for some of his comments in his latest Netflix comedy special, The Closer. During the special, which debuted Tuesday, Chappelle says “Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the