APRIL 16, 2019

There had been rumors for months that RONDA ROUSEY was going to take a break from the WWE after “Wrestlemania 35” to start a family. And after she lost her match and her title that night, it seemed even more likely. Yesterday, Ronda all but confirmed it by posting a picture of herself kissing her husband TRAVIS BROWN, with the hashtag “Impregnation vacation.” Ronda also reportedly broke her hand in her “Wrestlemania” match, so she would have needed some time off anyway. She is signed with the WWE until April 10th, 2021, which means she could still participate in the next two Wrestlemanias, if she wants.

 

BEBE REXHA revealed yesterday that she’s bipolar. “For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I felt so sick.  Why I felt lows that made me not want to leave my house or be around people, and why I felt highs that wouldn’t let me sleep, wouldn’t let me stop working or creating music.  Now I know why. I’m bipolar and I’m not ashamed anymore.  That is all.  (Crying my eyes out.) I don’t want you to feel sorry for me.  I just want you to accept me.  That’s all.  Love you.”

 

After all the hype they got from performing with ARIANA GRANDE at Coachella, ‘N SYNC MINUS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE might be ready to hit the road, and maybe even record some new music. Obviously, they’d include Justin in a heartbeat, but they’ve waited long enough for him to come around. A source says, “They loved their moment with Ariana at Coachella, and they know fans are still there for them. Would they love Justin to be a part of anything in their future?  Absolutely!  But, they’re tired of waiting for him to make a decision . . . They are down to do it with or without Justin.”

 

LORI LOUGHLIN and her husband have pleaded NOT GUILTY to fraud and money laundering charges in connection with the college admissions scandal. They could get 40 years . . . not that they will.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP says he plans to give TIGER WOODS the Presidential Medal of Freedom for “his incredible success and comeback in sports and, more importantly, life.”

 

There’s a new Broadway musical all about CHER – “The Cher Show”. Cher’s not in it, but she helped put the story together – including her life with SONNY BONO. On the “Today” show yesterday, Cher was asked what Sonny would think about his portrayal in the show.  She said, “He would like it.  He would be pissed off a little bit, but he knows it’s true so he’d be okay.” She said there’s a scene where Sonny comes to talk to her after his death, and it makes her cry every time she sees it.  “It validates him so much, because we go through some stuff that really happened.” Cher has said in past interviews that Sonny was super-controlling when they were married and working – and he was also a chronic womanizer.  She said that Sonny’s ghost often visits her. They were married from 1969 to 1975.  In the ’80s he became the mayor of Palm Springs, then ended up in the U.S. House of Representatives until 1998, when he skied into a tree and died.

 

KANE BROWN and his wife Katelyn Jae are expecting their first child. He posted a photo of the ultrasound yesterday on Instagram . . . and wrote, “It’s been so hard keeping this a secret.  But the KBs are gonna be parents.  I’m gonna be a daddy.” The good news brought out props from Jason Aldean who said he “can’t wait to meet that kid” . . . and Karen Fairchild who said “Congrats.”

 

Every artist has at least one song that connects on a deep level with their fans. In KIP MOORE’s case, that song is “The Bull”.  Fans tell him AND show him how it’s their favorite track on his “Slowheart” album. ” I’ve counted over a thousand tattoos in meet-and-greets . . . all with [the lyric] ‘thanks to the bulls that bucked me off.’  This song is not only my song, but it’s every fan’s song.”

 

HAL KETCHUM has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and is retiring from the road. His wife Andrea revealed the news on Facebook.  “Unfortunately, Hal is suffering from Alzheimer’s / Dementia. “He has been battling this for some time now, but because of his love for his fans, he continued performing as long as it was possible.  Dementia is an exhausting and confusing illness and it’s time for Hal to stay home with loved ones. He’s otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends.  Please know that I do read all of your comments to Hal and that we will continue to check in from time to time.” Hal charted 13 country songs in the ’90s.  “Small Town Saturday Night” – “Hearts Are Gonna Roll”.  His most recent album, “I’m the Troubadour”, came out in 2014.

 

Joan Collins has posted a video of the fire damage at her London apartment and paid tribute to her husband, Percy, and the emergency services who responded to the incident. Collins was left needing treatment for smoke inhalation. The fire took place on Saturday, and about 10 firefighters tackled it. The actress, whose life story is being adapted for TV, went on to thank all the emergency services for their assistance, including the “ambulance crew who took care of our smoke inhalation and comforted me.”

 

JUSTIN BIEBER is being sued by the paparazzi he hit with his car a couple years ago. Meanwhile, a woman was arrested for getting too close to Justin’s home.

 

“Hustlers” . . . the movie starring JENNIFER LOPEZ and CARDI B as STRIPPERS . . . is coming out this fall.

 

Actress GEORGIA ENGEL from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” has died.  She was 70 years old.

 

KENAN THOMPSON wants AMANDA BYNES to guest star on the “All That” reboot he’s producing.

 

BRANTLEY GILBERT announced the first set of dates for his Not Like Us Tour. It’ll pick up June 20th, and run into the fall.  LINDSAY ELL and MICHAEL RAY are the openers. SEP13 – YORK FAIR GRANDSTAND

 

There’s a lot of JASON ALDEAN’s life in his “Rearview Town” video. You’ll see pics of him as a kid, and on stage early in his career.  It has clips of him entertaining thousands, plus a photo of him accepting an ACM trophy.  Toward the end you’ll see him meeting with Route 91 survivors.

 

 

 

Jon Cryer is 54. “Two and a Half Men”.

Jimmy Osmond is 56.

Ellen Barkin is 65.

Bill Belichick is 67. Coach of the New England Patriots.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 72.

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