Saturday, October 18, 2014

STARDUST weekly tidbits- October 18

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Here's what's been making entertainment news headlines around the world this week...just in case you missed it!

Michael Jackson still on top, even after death
Forbes Magazine released their annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities this week and sitting in the number one spot is none other than the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. MJ raked in US$140 million in earnings this year. Most of that money comes from the Michael Jackson Estate, which is running Cirque Du Soleil's very successful, Michael Jackson Immortal show. The late pop star's second posthumous album, Xscape was released this year and he also appeared in hologram form at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Coming in at number two on Forbes list is Michael Jackson's former father-in-law and rock 'n' roll legend, Elvis Presley, with an estimated US$55 million in earnings this year. Presley's estate still does well due to the flock of fans, who visit Graceland annually. Peanuts cartoonist, Charles Schultz ranks number three on the list with US$40 million. Peanuts has never really gone away thanks to online versions of the famous comic strips and clever merchandising. Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor comes in at number four with US$25 million this year, due to her successful perfume line and lastly to round out the list, coming in at number five is reggae singer, Bob Marley with an estimated US$20 million in earnings this year. The singer's face can be seen on everything from bags to t-shirts and even on a line of fruit-flavoured drinks.

Joan Rivers autopsy released
Joan Rivers autopsy report was released on Thursday, revealing her official cause of death to be a lack of sufficient oxygen to the brain. According to the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner's (OCME) investigation the cause of Rivers death was brain damage due to a decrease in oxygen to the brain during her endoscopy surgery. The autopsy report also revealed that Rivers was under propofol sedation, the same anaesthetic that caused Michael Jackson's death in 2009. The comedian's death was classified as a "therapeutic complication", which means that her death officially resulted from a common complication of medical therapy. "We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world. We have no further comment at this time", Rivers daughter, Melissa said in a statement.

Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg in Twitter feud
Snoop Dogg started the feud when he mocked Iggy Azalea's recent make-up free photo. Snoop tweeted a meme of a man with cornrows in his hair and likened it to the Australian hip-hop star. Iggy Azalea called Snoop Dogg an a**, Snoop called her a b**ch and now, we have a feud! The 24-year-old tweeted her own unflattering picture of Snoop and captioned it: "When your drug addict aunt gets clean". Iggy didn't stop there, she went on to explain why she thinks the 42-year-old rapper is two-faced. "I only had an issue with the meme in the first place because he acts another way to my face, he even follows me" Iggy tweeted. Snoop kept the feud going with an Instagram message saying "Iggy was a man so says Todd. Hahahahahaha goodnight b**ch!! Kangaroo yo pink punk a** bac to the land down unda"!! This set Iggy off on a Twitter rant "I could post a million more memes about Snoop Dogg making fun of the way he looks too, that's easy, but the real joke here is the middle-aged man who's butt hurt I asked why he was pulling a Regina George move on social media. If I'm a b**ch for asking why you are supportive to my face but another way on your Instagram then so be it" she tweeted. After days of arguing back and forth, the Australian rapper finally tweeted "Ima be the bigger man in this situation and leave it be".

Charlie Sheen splits from fiance'
Former Two And A Half Men star, Charlie Sheen confirmed that he has split from his fiance', Brett Rossi. "She's a terrific gal but we've mutually decided to go our separate ways and not spend the rest of our lives together. I've decided that my children deserve my focus more than a relationship does right now" Sheen said in a statement.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner make TIME's influential teens list
It has been a big week for magazine lists, with TIME releasing their 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 list. The list has raised a few eyebrows because the publication places reality TV stars, Kendall Jenner, 18, and Kylie Jenner, 17 on the list alongside recent Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafazi, 17. Unsurprisingly many people have an issue with this. TIME magazine justifies the Jenners placement on the list, citing their multiple business ventures. "Together, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars hosted red carpet events, released clothing and nail polish lines and even published a dystopian young adult novel this past Summer (though yes, they had some help). They've had solo success too, Kendall with modelling (she's walked the runway for designers like Marc Jacobs) and Kylie with pseudo-entrepreneurship (she's launching a line of hair extensions and hopes to get into acting)" TIME wrote. 

Got any opinions or comments on any of these stories? I'd love to hear them! What's your take on the feud between Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg and what do you think of Forbes and TIME's lists? Feel free to leave your comments in the comment box below.

Information compiled from: Entertainment Tonight and Forbes Magazine   




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