Celebrity Scoop – 02/02/2021
DUSTIN DIAMOND DIES AT 44 – (02/02/2021)
Dustin Diamond, who rose to fame playing Screech in 1990’s Saved by the Bell, died Monday after a recent cancer diagnosis. He was 44.
He shared the news of his cancer diagnosis last month; at the time, his manager Roger Paul said the situation was “serious.”
“We are saddened to confirm Dustin Diamond’s passing on Monday, February 1st, 2021 due to carcinoma. He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago. In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system; the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution. Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful,” Diamond’s rep, Roger Paul, confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday, mourning the actor who had become “a part of our family and friend circle.”
The statement continued: “Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh. He was able to sense and feel other peoples’ emotions to such a length that he was able to feel them too — a strength and a flaw, all in one. “Dustin Diamond was a character in and of himself: an unpredictable spitfire who always left us shocked, but never left us bored. We are thankful he trusted us enough to share his genuine, authentic self with our team. We wish you knew him in the way that we did. We please ask that you give room for privacy to our team and Mr. Diamond’s family during this tragic time, as we grieve and remember the memories spent together. This loss is as much stinging as it is sudden.”
Diamond has had his share of public ups and downs, and in 2009, he released Behind the Bell, which created controversy with less than flattering tales about his costars. He also had legal tussles, serving three months in jail for stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin.
When Saved by the Bell was rebooted by Peacock, all of the stars were asked to return, but Diamond was not.
In 2018, he appeared as Screech in the Funny or Die series, Zack Morris Is Trash.
Fans on Twitter immediately shared their grief at the “very sad news.”
Diamond’s Saved by the Bell co-stars, Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen, expressed sadness, both noting how fragile life is.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris in the coming-of-age sitcom, called Diamond “a true comedic genius.”
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OLIVIA RODRIGO HAS THE BIGGEST SONG IN THE WORLD – (02/02/2021)
Olivia Rodrigo has the biggest song in the world.
“Drivers License” tops both the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excluding U.S. charts for the third week in a row. It is the first song to reach No. 1 on both lists for three consecutive weeks.
The 17-year-old singer’s debut single also logs a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
KIM KARDASHIAN SENDS MESSAGE ON KANYE WEST SPLIT – (02/02/2021)
All good! Rumors of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s split have been swirling for months, and while she reportedly has legendary divorce attorney Laura Wasser on retainer and is working to divvy up their considerable assets, she still wants the world to know she has his back.
She posted shots of herself on IG wearing his Yeezy brand of bikini and sneakers. “Just Chillin,’” she captioned the shots.
Some followers wondered what this meant, with one commenting, “Am I the only one wondering if they’re back together bc of the yeezy’s??” and a second adding, “Give my boy all his sneakers back !!!”
Still others focused on the polarizing footwear, made from harvested algae: “Kim sweetie, you’re getting divorced you don’t have to wear the ugly shoes anymore.”
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MARIAH CAREY IS BEING SUED BY HER ESTRANGED SISTER – (02/02/2021)
Mariah Carey’s estranged sister issuing her for $1.25 million, claiming that she suffered emotional distress from the singer’s allegation of abuse in her book, “The Meaning of Mariah.”
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Mariah’s book alleges Alison Carey “gave her Valium, tried to pimp her out and threw a cup of boiling hot tea on her causing third-degree burns” when Mariah was 12. Alison disputes these allegations and claims Mariah hasn’t provided any evidence to support them.
Alison also accused Mariah of making the false claims despite knowing that their mother subjected Alison to abuse including satanic rituals and sexual activity at a young age.
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