Country singer Kevin Sharp died Saturday from complications of past stomach surgeries and digestive issues. Best known for his “Nobody Knows” hit, the 43-year-old was diagnosed as a young man with Ewing’s sarcoma, a blood cancer he battled while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. The Make-a-Wish Foundation learned he was an aspiring musician and arranged a meeting with music producer David Foster, which led to him landing a record deal. His first album, “Measure of a Man,” debuted in 1996 and went gold. He became a motivational speaker amidst other album releases that followed and was very involved with Make-a-Wish. “I’ve learned to love unconditionally, to appreciate life,” he told People in 1996. Plans for a Nashville memorial are underway.
“Surprise! I’m 10 weeks pregnant!” Tila Tequila, 32, announced Friday that she’s expecting her first child (no word on who the father is). “I just couldn’t hold it in any longer as this brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way!” The former MTV star shared this selfie on Facebook of her sporting a growing baby bump. “May God bless my little bundle of joy on this Good Friday! Yayy! I’m going to be a Mommy! I love you soooo much little baby!!”
Two months after news broke that Christina Aguilera was expecting her second child, she’s finally spoken out about her pregnancy. “So blissful in taking this time for creating all things blossoming new on the horizon…album, baby & beautiful music to come,” she tweeted. The “Beautiful” singer has been focused on her son Max (with ex-husband Jordan Bratman) and fiancé Matt Rutler, and for season 7 of “The Voice,” Gwen Stefani will be taking over her chair on the NBC reality show. Meantime, Xtina will headline the New Orleans Jazz Fest alongside Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana.
For the third consecutive weekend, Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, seized the top spot at the box office with $26.6 million. The animated family sequel “Rio 2” settled in second place with $22.5 million, followed by Sony/Tristar Pictures’ drama “Heaven is for Real,” based on the bestselling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. The disappointment for the weekend was Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence,” which debuted in fourth place with just $11.1 million, and in fifth was Marlon Wayans’ “A Haunted House 2” with $9.1 million.
‘Hope you had a peaceful, joyous holiday weekend! Here’s to a new week and new adventures!