Celebrity News for December 14, 2016

Alan Thicke, TV Icon, Dead At 69

TV icon Alan Thicke, who endeared himself to audiences through his role as the father on the ABC sitcom “Growing Pains,” died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son. He was 69. Thicke’s son Robin told the Los Angeles Times that his father had a heart attack while playing with another son, Carter. TMZ, which first reported the news, said that Thicke was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, California.

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‘Jeopardy’ contestant wins $23K in episode aired after her death

“Jeopardy!” contestant Cindy Stowell, who died last week of cancer, turned in a winning performance on Tuesday’s show. In the episode, which was pre-taped, she finished with $22,801 in prize winnings, good enough to unseat seven-time champion Tim Aten and return in the next episode. Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas, was in third place after the first round but made a run in the second to enter Final Jeopardy in first place, with $12,200. She was the only contestant to correctly identify the second-largest city in Cuba as “Santiago,” and wagered $10,601 to bolster her earnings.

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‘Flip or Flop’ hosts have been living apart since May

“Flip or Flop” hosts Tarek and Christina El Moussa announced their separation Monday, but they’ve both reportedly already moved on. The HGTV stars have been living apart since Tarek stormed out of their shared home in May, People reports. Christina, 33, lives with the estranged couple’s two children, daughter Taylor, 6, and son Brayden, 1. Tarek, 35, spends several days a week with the kids.

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Courtroom screaming match at Cosby hearing

Somebody get these lawyers a pudding pop! A pre-trial hearing meant to quietly solve a few issues before Bill Cosby’s June sexual assault trial erupted into a screaming match between the comedian’s legal team and the district attorney — dashing hopes of an early plea deal.

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Kanye West Meets With Donald Trump, Talks About ‘Life’

Kanye West was spotted entering Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday morning. The rapper did not answer shouted questions about whether he was meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. According to a pool report, West entered the building “with an entourage, including a videographer (though no Kim).”

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Young Thug’s mom forces him to apologize for airport altercation

Tough-sounding rapper Young Thug’s mother forced him to apologize to Alaska Airlines staffers after video of him ridiculing their hair and calling them “ants” and “peasants” surfaced. He was then forced to reschedule a Seattle gig “due to an altercation at the airport.” Fans called out the rapper for his obnoxious behavior, and he posted a photo from the airport on Tuesday, admitting, “When your mama make u go to the airport and apologize . . . sorry love ones.”

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Jay Z mingles with interns at swanky Roc Nation holiday party

Jay Z gave his Roc Nation employees $75,000 worth of reasons to celebrate on Monday, popping multiple bottles of bubbly priced at that exorbitant rate. After Jay Z presented LeBron James with Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year award at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center — taking a dig at Knicks president Phil Jackson during his speech — the rapper arrived at the Roc Nation holiday party at his 40/40 Club in Manhattan.

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Bruce Springsteen’s iconic ‘57 Chevy up for auction

Bruce Springsteen’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible is up for auction. The Boss bought the car for $2,000 in 1975, and it sold at a 2011 auction for $468,000. The car comes with the original vehicle registration, a temporary insurance card and an Allstate insurance card that was issued in Springsteen’s name.

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Lena Headey got a HUGE pay raise on “Game of Thrones” and is now making more than $1 million PER EPISODE … so claims her ex-husband, who’s got plans for that extra dough. Peter Loughran just filed new docs asking the court to make Lena pay his legal fees in their nasty custody battle — to the tune of $40k. He says it’s only fair, since he’s jobless and Lena’s sleeping on a bed of ‘GoT’ cash.

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Kathy Griffin Says Ellen DeGeneres Is ‘Livid’ After ‘Mean Streak’ Comment

It appears there’s some bad blood brewing between Kathy Griffin and Ellen DeGeneres. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Griffin claimed DeGeneres is “furious” with her after she called out the talk show host for having “a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about” in her new book, Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index. When the two comedians discussed Griffin’s claims over the phone, the comedian said, DeGeneres “just really was on a rant.”

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