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In this week's Celebrity News, a reality baby is born, a sitcom star is fired, Rihanna hits back, and Hollywood mourns James Gandolfini.
James Gandolfini passes away.
Actor James Gandolfini ("Zero Dark Thirty") has suddenly died at the age of 51. Gandolfini was holidaying in Rome, Italy and was expected to attend the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily later this week when he suffered an apparent heart attack on Wednesday. The actor was most famous for his three-time Emmy-winning role as conflicted mob boss Tony Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos," however, he held an impressive and varied resumé of performances in movies like "Crimson Tide," "True Romance," "Killing Them Softly," and even co-starred with Steve Burton (Dylan, "Y&R," ex-Jason Morgan, "GH") in "The Last Castle." Gandolfini leaves behind his wife Deborah, and two children, Michael and Lilliana. Hollywood shared their sadness on Twitter.
James Gandoldini gave the greatest performance in the history of television. He was also a kind man. Condolences to his family.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 20, 2013
James Gandolfini was a kind, funny, wonderful guy. I'm so lucky to have worked with him. Sending love to his family. Such a sad, sad day.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 19, 2013
I'm sadder about James Gandolfini than everyone else.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) June 20, 2013
Kim and Kanye welcome a baby girl!
She may have arrived one month early, but she was certainly on time for Father's Day! Baby Girl Kardashian made her grand entrance into the world on June 15, weighing less than five pounds. Father Kanye West and mother Kim Kardashian ("Keeping Up With The Kardashians") are said to be thrilled as mother and child continue to convalesce at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Sources say that Kardashian and West are close to naming their little bundle of joy, as new details emerge about Kardashian's premature labor. According to Us Weekly, Kardashian was admitted to the hospital the night before with medical complications and went into premature labor. With the baby in distress, Kardashian delivered her daughter naturally with West, who left his "Yeezus" album listening party, by her side. People magazine reports that the little preemie is in an incubator to regulate her body temperature. Last week, the couple was dogged by rumors that West allegedly cheated on Kardashian with Canadian model Leyla Ghobadi, who reportedly told Star magazine that she and West had a sexual affair before and during Kardashian's pregnancy. Ghobadi edited some of those details this week, telling The Sun newspaper that she and West hooked up in 2011 after meeting backstage at a concert in Montreal – before Kardashian was ever in the picture. Ghobadi alleged that West was a 'playa' and did not trust him. West has denied Ghobadi's allegations from the start.
I can not even begin 2describe the miracle that is now apart of our family. Mommy/baby are healthy &resting. We appreciate all of the love.
— KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) June 16, 2013
All kidding aside, congrats @kimkardashian on your baby girl. It's the most beautiful, best thing that could happen to you. Girls rule.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) June 16, 2013
Selma Blair's shocking shakedown!
Read all about Anger Management's Selma Blair Fired in this week's Soaps.com Primetime Dish. The show has yet to announce a replacement, however Selma Blair ("Hellboy") did thank her supportive fans on Twitter. Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen ("Scary Movie 5") has remained curiously mum on the subject on social media, choosing instead to share a picture of Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey (Will Horton, "DOOL") a day before Blair's exit was announced.
I thank you for support and love.
— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) June 19, 2013
Having taught ths kid everything he knows, I'm proud but not surprised. We call it SHID--Show 'em How It's Done Xox c http://t.co/HcPwTQ3pVA
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) June 18, 2013
JLo receives a Hollywood star!
Actress, musician, dancer, clothing entrepreneur, reality show judge and producer Jennifer Lopez ("Parker," "American Idol") has been awarded her very own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Lopez, who wears many entertainment hats, and just recently launched her own mobile company, Viva Móvil will be on hand at the unveiling ceremony on June 20. This event puts Lopez in the prestigious position of being the 2,500th recipient of a Hollywood star.
The Cyruses headed for a divorce.
It turns out that we've been watching the wrong Cyrus. Despite reports that Miley Cyrus and her fiancé Liam Hemsworth ("Hunger Games") were taking a timeout from one another, the couple was recently spotted out on a date night in Los Angeles, CA. Cyrus no doubt needs the moral support after it was revealed earlier this week that her mother, Tish has filed for divorce from her father, Billy Ray Cyrus ("Hannah Montana"), citing irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage. She is seeking custody of the youngest of their five children, Noah, and spousal support. Noah Cyrus recently tweeted her request for prayers. This will be the second time in two years that the Cyruses have been headed for a divorce.
Please pray for me and my family. Xxo.
— Noah Lindsey Cyrus (@noahcyrus) June 14, 2013
Jennifer and Justin's wedding postponed?
People magazine is reporting that Jennifer Aniston ("Horrible Bosses") and Justin Theroux ("Wanderlust") have postponed their summer wedding. Why? Reportedly because of work! Sources say that Aniston and Theroux are so preoccupied with film commitments and home renovations that there simply just isn't time to fit in a wedding ceremony. Celeb watchers appear to be warding off the bad juju with this second wedding delay, after Aniston reportedly put her wedding on hold back in March. With no new wedding date reportedly set, there's sure to be more nervousness to follow. However, other sources add that this latest change in the nuptial schedule is merely a reality of the couple's busy life and insist that Aniston is looking forward to becoming Mrs. Theroux very soon. Aniston's next film, "We're The Millers" is set for release this August.
Mary J. Blige's money troubles.
Singer Mary J. Blige is reportedly sinking into a financial quagmire as her money troubles continue to multiply. Blige is reportedly being sued for the third time in three years, this time for allegedly cancelling a concert in Dallas, TX so that she could perform with the Rolling Stones in New York. According to TMZ, the lawsuit claim made against Blige and her production company Vivid Entertainment Worldwide is for $145, 000, which was the deposit fee made to Blige a few days before the Dallas concert was to take place. Adding to this latest cash calamity are the federal and state tax evasion charges that Blige is facing, including several defaulted loans.