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Joe Jackson, patriarch of Jackson family, dead at 89

Joe Jackson, the father of the late pop singer Michael Jackson and the patriarch of the Jackson family, has died, according to a report from TMZ

According to one of his sons, Jermaine Jackson, he had been in failing healthTMZ reported that, according to unnamed family sources, he died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in Los Angeles. 

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Variety reported that Michael Jackson’s estate confirmed the news.

“We are deeply saddened by Mr. Jackson’s passing and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the family,” estate co-executors John Branca and John McClain said in a statement. “We had developed a warm relationship with Joe in recent years and will miss him tremendously.”

Prince Jackson, one of Michael Jackson’s sons and a grandson of Joe Jackson, posted about the loss on Instagram.

“This man is and always will be an example of sheer willpower and dedication,” the caption read. “He didn’t choose the path that was the easiest but he choose the path that was best for his family. You taught me to take pride in the Jackson name and what it really means, you taught me dedication in the face of adversity and most of all you showed me strength and fearlessness. There is and never will be someone like you. Fly free and until we meet again The Hawk.”

Other family members, including daughter LaToya, granddaughter Paris and grandsons Taj and Randy Jackson Jr., posted about the news on Twitter.

Born in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, in 1928, Joseph Walter Jackson was the oldest of five children. His parents split when he was 12 and he moved with his father to Oakland, California. His mother moved to Indiana.

Jackson he moved to Indiana at age 18 and worked to become a boxer. He married Katherine Scruse in 1949, having annulled a prior marriage to be with her. They had 10 children together.

Noticing the musical talent of many of his children, he became a talent manager for them. By 1966, The Jackson 5 formed, and the group enjoyed success. 

Throughout the marriage, according to Katherine Jackson’s 1990 autobiography, her husband committed adultery. She filed for divorce in 1973, but it was later rescinded. In 1974, Joh'Vonnie Jackson was born out of a decadeslong affair Joe Jackson had with Cheryl Terrell. Katherine Jackson would file for divorce a second time, but she never legally went through with the split.

Michael Jackson became the most notable breakout star of the family, firing his father as his manager in 1979. His brothers later fired their patriarch as their manager in 1983. 

Tabloid reports would emerge of Joe Jackson’s abusive nature with his family. By 1993, Michael Jackson appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” saying he was physically and mentally abused by his father during his childhood. The claim is disputed among the Jackson siblings.

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, he left nothing in his estate to his father.

In his later years, Joe Jackson was hospitalized for various health issues.

'Flip or Flop' star Christina El Moussa gets own HGTV show

Christina El Moussa is currently seen on TV with her ex-husband, Tarek, on HGTV’s “Flip or Flop,” but she will soon have her own show.

Filming for “Christina on the Coast” is underway, and El Moussa told People magazine that she’s excited to do something on her own.

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“It’s going to be fun and lighthearted. I feel like it’s a win-win,” El Moussa said.

People reported that El Moussa sold her Yorba Linda, California, mansion after living there for five years and is moving to Newport Beach with her 7-year-old daughter, Taylor, and her 2-year-old son, Brayden. The first episode will show El Moussa designing her own home. The next seven episodes will show her revamping the look of other homes.

“I’ll be able to do what I like more which is the design part,” she told People. “That’s always been what I’m good at, and people are always asking me to come help them do their house. It’s going to be fun to be able to add my taste, and not have a flip budget.”

“Christina on the Coast” will also give a look at El Moussa’s personal life as she balances parenthood, her career and a new relationship.

“Christina’s design style is very popular, so it’s a natural progression for us to expand her visibility with a new series,” HGTV and Food Network president Allison Page said in a statement. “Her fans also are deeply vested in her personal life and eager to see ‘what happens next’ -- so we’re bringing them the opportunity to share in these real-life moments in a way that no one else can.”

“The past few years have brought a lot of change into my life,” El Moussa said in a statement. “I am so excited to see what the next stage has in store for me both professionally and personally, there is so much to look forward to and this is only the beginning.”

The Wrap reported that Tarek El Moussa is also in talks to have a show of his own on the network.

“Christina on the Coast” is set to premiere in early 2019.

Janet Jackson to receive BMI Icon award

Janet Jackson’s year of high visibility continues. 

On Aug. 30, Jackson will be honored as the BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. 

The ceremony, hosted by BMI president and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI vice president, creative Catherine Brewton, will be held at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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Jackson has sold more than 160 million records worldwide and is the only artist in Billboard history to have three different albums -- “Control,” “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814” and “Janet” -- produce five or more Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 chart.

“She is the definition of an icon and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor,” Brewton said.

Jackson, who received the Billboard Icon Award in May, joins a list including Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers, Snoop Dogg and Al Green with her BMI Icon accolade.

This is the third consecutive year the event will be held in Atlanta, after previous stints in New York and Los Angeles. It is not open to the public.

BMI will also salute songwriters, producers, publishers and administrators from the past year’s 35 most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs in the United States. The BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer and Publisher of the Year will also be named during the ceremony.

Tyler Perry named on list of honorees to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is full of stars that honor celebrities who’ve made contributions to the entertainment industry, and Tyler Perry will soon be one of them

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On Monday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that the filmmaker, known for his Madea character, is one of the Walk of Fame Class of 2019 honorees

Perry will be joined by Lupita Nyong’o, Guillermo del Toro, Anne Hathaway, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Mandy Moore, Pink, Teddy Riley and several others. 

Related: Here’s how celebrities get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

“I feel the Committee has outdone themselves and I know the fans, tourists and the Hollywood community will be pleased with our selections. We are excited to see each and every honoree’s face as they unveil that majestic star on Hollywood’s most famous walkway,” Vin Di Bona, chair of the Walk of Fame selection committee, said in a statement.

The dates for the star ceremonies have yet to be released, but take a look at the full list of honorees at the Walk of Fame website.

Heather Locklear rushed to hospital a day after arrest

A day after she was arrested for allegedly attacking a police officer and EMT, actress Heather Locklear was reportedly rushed to the hospital for a possible overdose, according to People.

Entertainment Tonight reported that the actress was hospitalized  on Monday hours after she was released on bail. She was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges Sunday night.

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“We did go to her house this afternoon about 3 p.m. along with fire department and ambulance personnel and when everyone arrived on scene they determined that it was a medical issue and a patient was transported from the house to a local hospital,” a spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told ET.

Related: Actress Heather Locklear hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police say

Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Eric Buschow would not tell CNN who was transported to the hospital.

On Monday, People reported that Locklear planned to return to the hospital to get treatment after her arrest. Last week, emergency personnel came to Locklear’s home when a family member reportedly called 911 and said Locklear was looking for a gun to shoot herself.

“Heather is currently stable,” an unnamed source told Us Weekly. “She didn’t want to leave her home (Monday) afternoon to get further treatment that she had agreed to get earlier in the day. Authorities were called when Heather said she had taken prescription medication and there (were) concerns she had taken more than she had been prescribed. The family is asking for privacy at this time.”

In February, Locklear was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and suspicion of assault on an officer. 

T.I. says he is boycotting the NFL, Super Bowl in Atlanta

Atlanta rapper and well-known Atlanta Falcons fan T.I. said he is boycotting the National Football League

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On BET’s Genius Talks with host Jemele Hill, the rapper explained why he is boycotting the NFL even though the Super Bowl will be played in Atlanta in 2019. 

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“I think there is a violation of constitutional rights being implemented to minority players who choose to have a peaceful, silent protest,” the Atlanta native said

>> Watch as T.I. discusses the NFL and his decision

Super Bowl LIII will be Feb. 3, 2019, at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the NFL announced in May 2017.

It will be the third Super Bowl played in Atlanta and the first since 2000.

Cardi B confirms she and Offset got married in September

Fans took notice Sunday night when Migos’ Offset publicly thanked his “wife” while accepting the best group trophy at the BET Awards.

“Thank God. I thanked my wife. You should thank yours,” he said.

On the outside, Offset has been engaged to Cardi B since October but according to TMZ, the pair has been married since September -- before she was pregnant.

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TMZ obtained a copy of the marriage license, filed in Fulton County court on Sept. 20, 2017, that confirms the union of Cardi B, whose legal name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, and Offset, whose legal name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus.

Related: Offset of Migos proposes to Cardi B at concert

The reports prompted Cardi to confirm the marriage on Twitter, saying, “This why I name my album ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ cause people will do the most to be nosey (sic) about your life.”

“There are so many moments that I share with the world and then there are moments that I want to keep for myself! Getting married was one of those moments! Our relationship was so new,” she said in a statement attached to the tweet Monday. “Breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing up to do, but we was so in love we didn’t want to lose each other.

“Was one morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We found someone to marry us, and she did. Just the two of us and my cousin. I said I do, with not dress no make up and no ring! I appreciate and love my husband so much for still wanting for me to have that special moment that every girl dreams of when he got down on his knee and put a ring on my finger and he did that for me!!” she said, referring to their onstage engagement at Power 99’s powerhouse concert in Philadelphia.

Related: Cardi B, Offset pose for risque Rolling Stone cover

“At least ya can stop saying I had a baby out of wedlock,” she said.

Cardi is expecting a baby girl in July.

5 Seconds of Summer edges Beyoncé-Jay-Z collaboration, tops Billboard charts 

Australian pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States that will be released this week, edging the collaborative LP of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and a push by fans of the late rapper XXXTentacion, Billboard reported.

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“Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer, sold 142,000 total copies in the week following its June 15 release, Rolling Stone reported. Of that number, 117,000 were in traditional album sales, Billboard reported.

It is the group’s third album and the third to top the U.S. charts, following its self-titled debut album in 2014 and “Sounds Good Feels Good” the following year.

“You are every reason why we feel like the luckiest people alive," the band wrote on Instagram on Monday.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on traditional album sales, track equivalent albums and streaming equivalent albums. The entire chart will be posted by Billboard on Tuesday.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z were at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with “Everything is Love,” which the pair released as the Carters, Rolling Stone reported. The album sold 123,000 total copies.

>> Arrest made in death of rapper XXXTentacion

According to Billboard, a late social media push by the band propelled “Youngblood” past “Everything Is Love” for the top spot on the charts.

Two albums by XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18, cracked the top 10: “?,” which debuted at No. 1 on March 31, jumped from 24th to the third spot. His “17” album from 2017 jumped from No. 60 to No. 7, Billboard reported.

Jimmy Fallon claps back at Trump's 'be a man' tweet with donation for immigrants

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is clapping back at President Donald Trump's latest Twitter insult with a donation to an organization that helps immigrants and refugees.

>> Trump signs executive order ending migrant family separations

According to The Associated Press, the pair's social media spat began Sunday when Trump slammed Fallon's recent comments about the then-presidential candidate's appearance on a September 2016 episode of his show. In an article published last week, Fallon told the Hollywood Reporter that he regretted his lighthearted treatment of Trump on the show.

"I made a mistake," Fallon said. "I'm sorry if I made anyone mad. And, looking back, I would do it differently."

>> Melania Trump wears ‘I don't really care’ jacket ahead of visit with detained child migrants

Trump, apparently referring to Fallon's remarks, took to Twitter to respond.

".@jimmyfallon is now whimpering to all that he did the famous 'hair show' with me (where he seriously messed up my hair), & that he would have now done it differently because it is said to have 'humanized' me-he is taking heat," Trump tweeted Sunday evening. "He called & said 'monster ratings.' Be a man Jimmy!"

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A few hours later, Fallon pledged to make a donation in Trump's name to the nonprofit Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, which is working to help reunite immigrant parents and children who have been separated.

>> Trump border policy: How to help immigrant children separated from families

"In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name," Fallon wrote

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'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcome baby boy, reveal his name

The latest addition to Chip and Joanna Gaines' family has arrived.

>> Chip and Joanna Gaines: 10 things to know

The "Fixer Upper" stars took to social media Saturday to announce the birth of their fifth child, sharing a photo of the baby boy and revealing his name.

>> ‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines fined $40,000 over EPA violations

"Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here and we couldn’t be more in love," Joanna wrote Saturday night on Instagram. "He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early – which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful."

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Earlier in the day, Chip tweeted: "And then there were 5.. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!" He added the hashtag "#blessedBeyondBelief."

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According to Country Living, the couple have two other sons, Drake and Duke, and two daughters, Ella and Emmie.

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