Big Ang dead at 55… Len Goodman comes back to “Dancing with the Stars”… Man cleared in Gwyneth Paltrow stalking case… Adele gets candid with Ellen… and Kanye’s uncensored ‘SNL’ meltdown released
So sad to see that “Mob Wives” star Big Ang lost her battle to Stage 4 lung and brain cancer early this morning. She was 55. She’d been a cigarette smoker for 40 years, but Ang said she stopped immediately after first being diagnosed with cancer last March. Back in November, doctors gave her the all clear, but a month later, doctors told her the cancer had returned and had spread to her brain and lungs. Big Ang leaves behind two children and six grandkids.
Julianne Hough has a lot coming up, she just won’t tell us what it is. However, all that stuff is keeping her from coming back as a judge on “Dancing with the Stars” next season. Head judge Len Goodman took last season off, but with Julianne leaving, Len is coming back. Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are also returning for season 22.
Almost 15 years ago, Dante Soiu was committed to a mental institution in Ohio after sending horrifyingly lewd messages to Gwyneth Paltrow. Even while he was committed, Dante continued to write to Gwyneth, begging for forgiveness and trying to convince her he was a changed man. In fact, he wrote her that he no longer wanted to marry her. He just wanted her to be his pen pal! But Gwyneth took the witness stand last week and tearfully explained to the jury the fear she lives with for not only herself, but for her family. So it’s shocking to find out that the jury has now acquitted Dante, saying they don’t believe his recent letters were intended to scare Gwyneth, so they couldn’t convict him of felony stalking. But his attorney says she will advise him to stay in Ohio and not write any more letters to Gwyneth.
In an interview that will air today, Adele admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that she cried “pretty much all day” after her Grammys performance. As soon as she began singing “All I Ask,” a microphone fell onto the piano strings which produced some sort of weird guitar-sounding noise and threw her off. Adele told Ellen she realized right away what had happened and she wanted to turn around and lift it up, but she froze. Then she says she wanted to tell everyone what the problem was because there was a lot of confusion, but she just kept going. Adele still feels like the performance went well. She said, “I’m always a bit pitchy anyways…It’s emotion.” And the next morning she woke up to all these messages saying, “We still love you. Don’t worry.” But she said, “I didn’t ask you if you still loved me, but thanks.” She says she was so embarrassed that she cried all day. But she said, “In fairness, I would have cried if it went really well, as well…..I always cry.”
Adele Gets Candid with Ellen
We heard about Kanye West’s meltdown backstage at SNL, but now we can actually HEAR it! Someone backstage hit record on his phone and caught Kanye calling Taylor Swift a “fake a**” and the crew “white m***** f******.” He ranted that he’s “50 percent more influential” than Stanley Kubrick, Pablo Picasso, Pablo Escobar and the Apostle Paul. He apparently was upset that stage hands removed part of his set because it was causing lighting issues.
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