Elton John’s rescheduled dates… Leah McSweeney bumped… Busta Rhymes lit up the stage… Your new AGT winner… and Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid are OFFICIALLY PARENTS to a baby girl

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Give Grandma something to look forward to, but tell her to hang on because it’s going to be a minute. Elton John had to postpone what he said will be his final world tour because of the pandemic, but yesterday he announced that his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will kick off Sept. 1, 2021, in Berlin. He will bring it to the US in 2022, making good on all the rescheduled shows, starting Jan. 19 in New Orleans.

I told you yesterday that fan favorite Leah McSweeney held out for more money, but finally agreed to come back for a second season of the “Real Housewives of New York City.” Sources say she got $3000 per episode for her freshman season. At 21 episodes, that’s $63K. A source said the bump they were offering her was “pathetically low,” but now it’s being reported she agreed to do it for $10K per episode. If they do another 21 seasons, that’s $210K. But a source told Page Six that Leah and all the returning Housewives received “the standard wage increase.”

“The Masked Singer” is back for Season 4, with the usual players — Nick Cannon as host, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as judges. Celebrities in elaborate costumes are divided into Groups A, B and C, they whittle them down one by one. But there’s a little twist this year. After a contestant’s first performance, the judges lock in their first guesses and whoever makes the most correct first guesses will win the Golden Ear trophy. That will hopefully cut down on Ken’s ridiculous guesses….maybe? Last night’s premiere features the first six — Sun, Giraffe, Popcorn, Dragon and Snow Owls, which are the show’s first duet costume. And the first one to go was the Dragon. Jenny guessed DMX. Ken guessed Michael Phelps, so I guess he’s still not taking it seriously. But Nicole and Robin got it right when they guessed it was Busta Rhymes.

SPOILER ALERT: The winner of the 15th season of “America’s Got Talent” was Brandon Leake, the first ever spoken word artist to win the competition. Brandon was the winner of Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer, so he recognized Brandon had the goods to win the whole thing early on. Brandon wins a million bucks and a headline show in Vegas.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid announced their baby girl has arrive on their socials yesterday. Zayn posted a photo of his hand holding his baby girl’s hand, captioning it, “Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful. to try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x.” Gigi posted a different photo of Zayn and their daughter’s hands, captioning hers, “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love.” Now we’re just waiting on that baby’s name!

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