Celebrity News for December 8, 2016

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant dies of cancer week before episode airs

A “Jeopardy!” episode airing next week has taken an emotional turn after one of its contestants, Cindy Stowell, died of cancer at the age of 41 on Monday. Stowell, a science-content developer from Austin, Texas, taped the quiz show back in August, and the episode is set to premiere on Dec. 13, a “Jeopardy!” spokesperson confirmed. This marks the first posthumous airing of a contestant’s appearance.

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Son of ‘Sopranos’ actor busted for spray-painting swastika

The son of the actor who played notorious “Sopranos” mobster Christopher Moltisanti has been busted for spray-painting a swastika in a dorm at Purchase College, a report says. Vadim Imperioli, 19, faces charges of criminal mischief after being arrested last month by SUNY Purchase police, according to the Journal News.

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‘Late Show’ checks out LA locations amid Corden takeover rumors

Rumors keep kicking up that CBS will give “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to James Corden. A TV insider told Page Six on Wednesday, “There’s talk they will move ‘The Late Show’ to LA — and replace Colbert with James Corden.”

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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Not Divorcing, E! News Declares

Fret not, dear mortals, the love of Kimye lives on.  Rumors started spreading like wildfire this week that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were on the brink of divorce, with Us Weekly reporting that the reality star is ready to file. A Kardashian “friend” told Us that she has been distancing herself from him since his release from the hospital.

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Kanye West’s bounce back from the mental breakdown could come sooner than expected — the recovery process has his creativity flowing again, and a new album could be in the offing. Sources close to Kanye tell TMZ … since he got home, he’s been more relaxed and focused. We’re told Kanye’s built a temporary studio in their Bel-Air mansion so he can have the privacy he needs to get healthy, while also making new music as ideas come to him.

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Kardashians fight to stop Blac Chyna from using their name

Blac Chyna may be marrying a Kardashian AND have just given birth to one, but that doesn’t mean she’s allowed to use their name – if Kim, Khloé and Kourtney have anything to do with it. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Rob’s fiancée is looking to ditch her name Chyna and trademark “Angela Renee Kardashian” so she can use it while working in entertainment and on her social media, but the sisters’ companies have opposed this request.

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Sia and Erik Lang are headed for splitsville — they’re breaking up after a short 2 year marriage. The couple tells TMZ that “after much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple. We are, however, dedicated to remaining friends.”

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Johnny Depp Ranked Most Overpaid Actor for Second Straight Year

The annual Forbes list of the top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood ranks Johnny Depp in the top spot for the second year in a row. To compile the list, Forbes’ analysts examined the last three significant movies (released on at least 2,000 screens) the actor was in prior to June, then calculated the operating income of those films and then divided that by the star’s estimated pay for those films to come up with a number for final return on investment.

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Gayle King scores $16.5M deal to stay at CBS

Gayle King has signed a $16.5 million deal to remain co-host of “CBS This Morning” for another three years, Page Six can exclusively reveal. King has agreed to a three-year deal at $5.5 million per year to stay in the anchor chair with Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell.

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Distinguished patriot Kid Rock is selling Donald Trump apparel

The best place to voice your politics is on your t-shirt. No one knows that fact quite like Kid Rock, the badass musician who’s essentially just America’s uncle you’re worried about running into at the familyreunion. But he showed up. On a motorcycle. And he’s about to scream during a game of bocce ball.

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