Celebrity Sleaze – 11/22/2017

by Gino on November 22, 2017

in Celebrity Sleaze

‘PARTRIDGE FAMILY’ STAR DAVID CASSIDY DIES – (11/22/2017)

David Cassidy, best known for his role on The Partridge Family, has died. He was 67. The actor and musician entered a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital for liver and kidney failure last week.

Earlier in the year, Cassidy revealed that he was battling the early stages of dementia, an illness both his mother and grandfather suffered from. Cassidy’s admission came after video emerged of the singer struggling to remember lyrics and stumbling around the stage during a California concert.

“David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long,” a statement from his family said. “Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

Cassidy became a teenage heartthrob with his role as Keith Partridge in the ‘70s sitcom The Partridge Family. He would go on to have a career as a musician with hit songs such as “I Think I Love You,” and “Daydreamer.”

After appearing in a short-lived Broadway show, a 19-year-old Cassidy moved to Los Angeles where, after guest spots on shows like Bonanza and Adam-12, he was cast as Keith Partridge, lead singer and guitarist of the fictional family band at the center of the musical sitcom The Partridge Family. Cassidy’s real-life stepmother Shirley Jones played the Partridges’ matriarch.

David Cassidy’s father was famed actor and singer Jack Cassidy, and his mother was actress Evelyn Ward. After his parents split in 1956, the elder Cassidy married Jones the same year. Cassidy moved in with his father, Jones and his three half-brothers after getting his high school diploma in 1968. His father helped him launch his career as an actor and musician.

A David Cassidy Audio Tribute:

 

JORDAN FISHER CROWNED DANCING WITH THE STARS CHAMPION – (11/22/2017)

Dancing with the Stars has crowned its season 25 winner. Last night, Jordan Fisher, Lindsey Stirling and Frankie Muniz went head-to-head on the season finale of the reality dancing competition series, and it was Fisher who was victorious and took home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy after earning overall perfect scores for his final two dances. Stirling was runner-up and Muniz was second runner-up.

It is also the first Mirrorball Trophy win for Fisher’s partner Lindsay Arnold, who has competed as a pro dancer since Season 16.

“Your skills are just ridiculously out of this world. But what’s amazing is you’re an incredible dancer, an incredible performer, but what I’ve noticed the most that makes you stand out to me is what you’ve done with Lindsay,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after Fisher’s final number. “Lindsay has actually grown as a pro with you and that is a testament to you. You are spectacular. And Lindsay, you made him spectacular.”

Head judge Len Goodman also praised Fisher’s talent and dancing skills: “I think you are the most complete male celebrity ever on Dancing with the Stars.”

Although 23-year-old Fisher, who suffered a scratched cornea two weeks ago, was the front-runner all season, Goodman admitted ahead of the finale that he had “no clue” who would be named champion.

Fisher, who previously starred in Hamilton and Grease Live!, said earlier in the season that he credits actor Corbin Bleu for inspiring him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Bleu, who was the runner-up on Season 17 of the ABC show, was paired with Fisher and Arnold for their Trio Night salsa number.

Also on the show, country star Kelsea Ballerini sang her latest hit, “Legends,” while Season-25 cast member Nick Lachey sang a new ballad called “Someone to Dance With.” Stirling and Becky G performed their current holiday hit “Christmas C’mon,” from Stirling’s current album Warmer in the Winter. Cast member Debbie Gibson sang the holiday favorite “Sleigh Ride,” while Jordan belted out Stevie Wonder’s “What Christmas Means to Me.”

Fisher and Muniz will both be headlining the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Light Up the Night” tour, which kicks off December 30th in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Meanwhile, the celebrity roster of ABC’s next edition of Dancing With the Stars will include all athletes. Ten athletes yet to be named from a variety of sports will compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy in spring 2018.

In past seasons, numerous sports stars have competed on the ballroom floor and triumphed: Former NFL stars Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward, Donald Driver, and Rashad Jennings each won their seasons; Olympic gold medalists Apolo Anton Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi, Shawn Johnson, Meryl Davis, and Laurie Hernandez all danced away victorious; and auto racing driver Hélio Castroneves has also taken the top spot.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will return to host the special all-athletes edition of DWTS; a premiere date has not yet been announced.

ED SHEERAN, HARRY STYLES & KATY PERRY NOMINATED FOR BBC MUSIC AWARDS – (11/22/2017)

Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and Harry Styles are among the big names nominated for this year’s BBC Music Awards. However there won’t be any actual ceremony for the stars to attend.

The show has been scaled back this year and since there are only a few categories, the winners will be revealed during a TV show airing December 8th called The Year in Music 2017. It will look back on the biggest music stories of the year, as told by the musicians involved with them.

Ed and Harry are up for BBC Music Artist of the Year, along with Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Rag N Bone Man and Stormzy.

In addition, Ed’s album Divide is up for BBC British Album of the Year, and his competition in that category includes Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, by his pal Taylor Swift’s old boyfriend, Calvin Harris.

Katy is up for BBC Music Live Performance of the Year for her set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend concert. She’s up against the likes of U2 and Foo Fighters.

DID KRIS JENNER CONFIRM HER DAUGHTERS’ PREGNANCIES ON INSTAGRAM? No one in the Kardashian-Jenner clan has confirmed or denied Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian’s alleged pregnancies, which has just encouraged social media sleuths’ speculations. Momager Kris Jenner recently posted a picture of various pajama bundles from Bert’s Bees Baby, and fans point out that there are nine PJ sets with names: Dream, 1, Saint, almost 2, Reign, almost 3, Penelope 5, Mason, 8. While 4-year-old North’s name isn’t visible it’s likely on one of the other visible sets. But that still leaves three in the pile, which users speculate belongs to Kim Kardashian West’s publicly confirmed baby and the other unconfirmed babes.

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