MICHAEL JACKSON TOPS 2015 FORBES’ TOP 13 EARNING DEAD CELEBRITIES

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson

The greatest entertainers of all time keep raking in enormous revenue years after they are long gone, a testament to their magnificent pulling power.

In that vein, Forbes releases the list of the top earning dead celebrities each year. This year’s list sees the debut of a new entrant, the actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash towards the end of filming of the seventh installment in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise- Furious 7 Paul Walker landed on 9th place on the list, earning $10.5m over the past year.

The late King of Pop Michael Jackson topped the list for the third year running, raking in an estimated $115m over the assessed period. According to Forbes, Jackson has earned over $1bn, before taxes, since his death in 2009.

Below are the top 13 celebrities on the Forbes list:

  1. Michael Jackson: $115m (£75m)
  2. Elvis Presley: $55m (£35.8m)
  3. Charles Schulz: $40m (£26m)
  4. Bob Marley: $21m (£13.7m)
  5. Elizabeth Taylor: $20m (£13m)
  6. Marilyn Monroe: $17m (£11m)
  7. John Lennon: $12m (£7.8m)
  8. Albert Einstein: $11m (£7.1m)
  9. Paul Walker: $10.5m (£6.8m)
  10. Bettie Page: $10m (£6.5m)
  11. Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss): $9.5m (£6.1m)
  12. Steve McQueen: $9m (£5.8m)
  13. James Dean: $8.5m (£5.5m)

 

KHLOE KARDASHIAN AND LAMAR ODOM BACK TOGETHER 

Lamar Odom and Khloe KardashianKhloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have called off their divorce, E! News reveals.

It seems Lamar’s current medical crises has somewhat been a blessing in disguise. The former basketball star, who was in coma some days ago, has now patched things up with his estranged wife. And apparently they’ve decided to call off their divorce!

Despite the duo signing their divorce papers in July, the judge is yet to sign off, and that means they are technically still married!

According to E! News, Khloe’s lawyer, Laura Wasser hit the court this morning and asked the judge to withdraw the divorce petition. The judge agreed, and now the divorce is called off!

Meanwhile, Tmz.com reports that Lamar told Khloe over the weekend he knew he cheated death, promising, “I am done with drugs.” He also thanked her profusely for coming to Vegas and supporting him. He repeatedly told her that he loved her, and that was enough.

“We’re told Khloe made the decision right then to drop the divorce and nurse Lamar back to health”.

However, everyone in the Kardashian family reportedly thinks Khloe’s decision is sound, because they’ve heard this from Lamar before”, tmz.com finally states.

RIHANNA TALKS FREE SHOW IN WEST AFRICA

Rihanna
Rihanna

Rihanna has revealed in a recent interview that if she has to perform in West Africa she would probably do a free show.

The “What now” singer revealed this in a recent interview with author and filmmaker Miranda July which was published in The New York Times’ T Magazine. Check out highlights from the interview re-published by okayafrica.com.

The article mentions that Miranda July asked a question suggested by her Nigerien cab driver en route to the interview: when is Rihanna going to West Africa?

The Barbadian star responded, “You know what? If I ever go to West Africa, it would probably be for a free concert. I would want to do something for the people there. Maybe we can make a whole event, the way Bob Marley would have done it. Just for the people. And if they climb over the gate, let them climb over the gate.”

JOHN LEGEND AND WIFE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD

Chrissy Teigen's announcement came with this picture on Instagram
Chrissy Teigen’s announcement came with this picture on Instagram

American singer-songwriter John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen must be the happiest celebrity couple on the planet right.

The cute couple have recently announced that they expecting their first child!

Chrissy who sounds pretty excited about the news made the announcement in an Instagram post on Monday (12 October) via her Instagram account in a post.

She also mentioned the challenges they have had to endure but believes their persistence was because they were eager to grow their family.

“John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant 🙂 As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn’t been easy, but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We’re so excited that it’s finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx”, Chrissy Teigen posted on Instagram.

 

“PREGNANCY IS THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE”- KIM KARDASHIAN

Pregnant Kim Kardashian in bikini
Pregnant Kim Kardashian in bikini

Pregnancy is definitely not one of the experiences American reality star Kim Kardashian West enjoys in life.  

Opening up about her pregnancy troubles, the 34-year-old reality TV star has has revealed that she has never been one to shy away from expressing how difficult her first pregnancy was and the second pregnancy is no different.

In a post on her website www.kimkardashianwest.com , she wrote:

“I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! “LOL! I don’t enjoy one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it. Maybe it’s the swelling, the backaches or just the complete mind[expletive] of how your body expands and nothing fits. I just always feel like I’m not in my own skin. People just don’t tell you all of the gross things that happen during pregnancy or after. Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?! LOL! No one told me that! #SoSexy. Really, it is all SO worth it when you have your precious baby in the end! So for all my complaining, it’s 100 percent worth it and more!

 

KYLIE JENNER AND TYGA BORED WITH EACH OTHER 

It appears Kylie Jenner and Tyga are in love with their smartphones more than themselves.

Kylie and Tyga on their phones as they sit side by side
Kylie and Tyga on their phones as they sit side by side

The reality star and rapper were pictured on a dinner date in Calabasas on Sunday and rather than chatting to each other and into each other’s eyes , they appeared to be more preoccupied by technology.

At one point Kylie, 18 could be seen texting on her phone as Tyga just stared into the sky with his hand in his hands.

Another picture then shows the rapper then also chatting on the phone, while Kylie fails to raise a smile as she sits next to him.

The pair started dating over a year ago, and while they’ve never publicly confirmed they’re an item, they have been parading their relationship all over social media ever since the reality star turned 18.

 

KIM KARDASHIAN TO DELIVER BABY NO.2 ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting baby no.2, a male who might be named Easton West.

Pregnant Kim Kardashian in Bikini
Pregnant Kim Kardashian in Bikini

However, it seems KimYe has one final means to make it the perfect birth. According to reports, Kim K’s due date is around the Christmas period, and doctors have pegged it for December 25.

Kim might give birth either naturally or through C-section, since she has a condition that might necessitate the surgical procedure.

According to TMZ Kim Kardashian’s due date is December 25, 2015 … seriously.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ, doctors have back timed the date of conception and they’ve been told their son will be born on Xmas day.

Obviously, the due date is always a little up in the air, but Xmas is the likely date, and here’s why. We’re told Kim has a condition where the placenta grows too deeply into the uterus, which could be dangerous.

We’re told as of now, doctors are planning on a natural birth on Xmas day, but a c-section might be necessary that day for safety reasons, if she doesn’t give birth beforehand.

And, we’re told, Kim and Kanye have already booked a Deluxe Maternity Suite at Cedars-Sinai in L.A.”

 

HOLLYWOOD ACTOR JIM CARREY’S GIRLFRIEND COMMITS SUICIDE

Hollywood comic Actor Jim Carrey’s girlfriend, Cathriona White, committed suicide on Monday September 29, 2015 via drug overdose.

Jim Carrey and girlfriend Cathriona
Jim Carrey and girlfriend Cathriona

The 24 year old is the on-again, off-again partner of Carrey, and the pair are reported to have broken up again just on September 24.

TMZ reports “LAPD responded to a call in the L.A. area Monday night. They went to a residence and found the body of Cathriona White.

“Sources say White left a suicide note addressed to Carrey which references their break up on Sept. 24.”

Police believe she died via drug overdose, with a cache of pills found next to her body.

Carrey and Miss White met in 2012, and then broke up. They got together back in May this year, before breaking up mere days ago, leading to this tragic event.

White tweeted on Thursday, presumably after they broke up that “Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest.”

Carrey is yet to comment on the sad news.

PAUL WALKER’S DAUGHTER SUE PORSCHE

Paul Walker and daughter, Meadow
Paul Walker and daughter, Meadow

Daughter of late “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker Meadow has filed a lawsuit against car manufacturing company Porsche for the wrongful death of her father.

Meadow is suing Porsche almost two years after her father’s tragic death, claiming he was killed due to design flaws with the car he was in.

Lawyers for 16 year old Meadow claim the Fast and Furious star survived the impact of the crash but suffered horrifically when he was helplessly trapped inside the 2005 Carrera GT, reports TMZ.

According to the lawsuit, when the car crashed and broke apart the seat belt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis” but they believe the company left them out of the design on purpose.

The late actor was riding in a Porsche Carrera GT in the car crash that resulted in his untimely passing.

CAITLYN JENNER IS LEGALLY A WOMAN

Caitlyn Jenner has had her gender and name legally changed.Caitlyn Jenner -2Today, a judge in a Los Angeles court put his stamp of approval on her request to go from William Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Marie Jenner, according to TMZ.

The 65-year-old I Am Cait reality star was not present though her lawyers were.

The former Olympian has complained of physical threats so therefore she doesn’t want to provide personal information about her gender change.

That is why she has asked that details not be made public.

She has been open about facial surgeries and her breast implants, but has so far remained silent on if and when she has or plans to surgically remove her penis and have female genitalia constructed.