Colds postpone heart surgery for Jimmy Kimmel’s baby
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow-up heart surgery for Jimmy Kimmel’s infant son was postponed because of family colds.
In a statement Monday, Kimmel’s publicist said that Billy Kimmel’s scheduled operation was delayed as a precaution.
His publicist said Kimmel had planned to take the week off from ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for his son’s surgery, but he instead is sharing sneezes with his wife and children.
Guest hosts filling in for Kimmel include Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence.
Billy was born last April with heart defects that required surgery immediately after his birth and another operation at about six months.
The experience prompted Kimmel to use his show as a platform to advocate for every family’s access to equal medical care, including those unable to afford it.
Michael Jackson top earning dead celebrity with $75M
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson died eight years ago, but he’s still generating millions of dollars.
Jackson is atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, with $75 million. Forbes says Jackson’s earnings are boosted by a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalog.
Two other singers join Jackson in the top five. Elvis Presley comes in fourth with $35 million and Bob Marley ranks fifth with $23 million.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer is the second-highest earner. He brought in $40 million in part through sales of Arizona lemonade and ice tea beverage made in his name.
Palmer is followed by Charles Schulz. The creator of the “Peanuts” franchise made $38 million.
Tomi Lahren’s Halloween costume draws backlash
NEW YORK (AP) — Political commentator Tomi Lahren is getting some backlash for posting a photo of herself wearing a U.S. flag themed Halloween costume.
The Instagram photo shows Lahren wearing a star spangled cape-like garment as part of an outfit that included a red tutu, a flag themed fanny pack and a top bearing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
Some accused the Fox News contributor of being disrespectful of the flag, including Trump administration critic Keith Olbermann, who claimed her costume was in violation of U.S. flag code.
Donald Trump, Jr. shot back with a picture of Olbermann draped in a flag on the cover of his new book.
Lahren countered that because her outfit wasn’t made from a flag, there is no violation.
Real ‘Love & Hip-Hop:’ Offset proposes to Cardi B onstage
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here’s some real life love and hip-hop: Cardi B and Offset from Migos are officially engaged.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper was onstage with Offset at a Power 99 Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia when Offset dropped to one knee and pulled out a diamond ring. Cardi B excitedly waved her hands and jumped around before Offset put the diamond on her hand.
Later, she showed off the bling — said to be eight carats — on social media.
Cardi B is one of the year’s more surprising success stories. She started off as an ex-stripper on the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip-Hop” before debuting “Bodak Yellow,” which became a No. 1 smash.
Offset is part of the three-member group Migos, whose hits include “Bad and Boujee” and “T-Shirt.”
Trump: Michael Moore’s Broadway debut was a flop
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has set his sights on a new target: filmmaker and Trump critic Michael Moore.
Trump tweets: “While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!”
Trump criticized the liberal activist on Saturday, several days after Moore’s one-man show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” concluded its limited Broadway run on Oct. 22.
Playbill.com says the anti-Trump show examined America’s current political and cultural landscape.
In August, Moore led the show’s audience to Trump Tower in New York to protest the president’s reaction to deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Aguilera to perform Whitney Houston medley at AMAs
NEW YORK (AP) — Christiana Aguilera will perform a medley of the late Whitney Houston’s hits at the American Music Awards next month to mark the 25th anniversary of Houston’s film, “The Bodyguard.”
Aguilera will perform songs from the film’s soundtrack, which included one of Houston’s signature numbers, a cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”
Aguilera says in a statement that Houston was a personal idol and says her kindness to her as she was coming up in the business “will forever be cherished.” Houston’s estate says the singer thought Aguilera was “one of the best voices she enjoyed in this generation of music.” Houston died at the age of 48 in 2012.
The AMAs will be handed out live on ABC on Nov. 19.