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Dave Grohl and wife expecting third child

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will welcome his third child later this year with wife Jordyn Blum, according to People.

The rocker, 45, was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week as a member of Nirvana. Grohl wed Blum, 37, in 2003, and together they have two daughters, Violet, 7, and Harper, 5.

Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

Actress Lindsay Lohan’s mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

Newsday reports  Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island. READ FULL STORY

Lawrence O'Donnell on extended leave following taxi accident

MSNBC’s Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell is taking a leave for several weeks as he recuperates from injuries sustained Saturday in a taxi accident while vacationing abroad, EW confirmed. READ FULL STORY

WWE star Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease

Authorities in Arizona say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office. READ FULL STORY

Singer Alexa Ray Joel collapsed onstage

Singer Alexa Ray Joel collapsed onstage while she was playing a show at New York’s Cafe Carlyle Saturday night, according to People.

Joel, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, was immediately taken to the emergency room and diagnosed with vasovagal syncope, a common cause of fainting where a drop in heart rate results in limited blood flow to the brain.

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Flavor Flav taking plea deal in Vegas battery case

Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case.

A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday in Clark County District Court. Neither side provided details of the deal. READ FULL STORY

Tony winner Phyllis Frelich, deaf star of 'Children of a Lesser God,' dies

Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of Children of a Lesser God, has died. She was 70.

Frelich, died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif., her husband, Robert Steinberg, said. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, for which there are no treatments, he said.

“She was extraordinary, the finest sign language actress there ever was,” he said. “We were married for 46 years. I would have been happy with 46 more.”

A native of Devils Lake, N.D., Frelich graduated from the North Dakota School for the Deaf and Gallaudet College — now Gallaudet University — in Washington, D.C. She was the oldest of nine deaf children born to deaf parents. READ FULL STORY

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter marries fitness expert Lauren Kitt

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is a married man.

The singer wed fitness expert Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara on Saturday, People reports. “I said I’d never get married. Go big or go home,” he joked.

Fellow boy-banders A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough joined in the celebration, attending the rehearsal dinner on Friday.

Carter, 34, popped the question in February 2013.

'Once Upon a Time' co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are married

Snow White and Prince Charming have their happily ever after.

Once Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas — who play the iconic fairy tale characters in the ABC series — are married, People reports. The couple wed Saturday in an intimate ceremony in California.

Goodwin, 35, and Dallas, 32, met on the set of the hit show. They announced their engagement in October, and are expecting their first child this spring.

Jennifer Lopez, 'Orange Is the New Black' star Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

The pop star and American Idol judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Lopez serves as executive producer of the ABC Family series The Fosters, which centers on a lesbian couple raising their children. The Fosters also won the award for outstanding drama series.

Other winners at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ceremony included NBC’s Days of Our Lives for daily drama, Fuse’s Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce for reality program, Tegan and Sara for music artist and Young Avengers for comic book. Bridegroom and Call Me Kuchu tied for the outstanding documentary trophy.

Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community. Previous recipients include Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ian McKellen. READ FULL STORY

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