Celebrity Scoops…updated Friday, 5.18.17

Chris Cornell SoundgartenFans are mourning the loss of Chris Cornell, after his surprising death at the age of 52 yesterday. The lead singer of Soundgarden and the band Audioslave was discovered dead in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit after a performance at the Fox Theatre. The Wayne County, Michigan, medical examiner determined the death was caused by suicide by hanging. A friend told People, “Chris seemed in really good spirits and everyone is in complete shock.” Another said, “He was an incredible family man. He loved his children…he had just completed a tour for “The Promise” and brought his daughter and wife [Vicky] with him…he was an incredible human.” He ended the set with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “In My Time of Dying,” reports CNN. He once described his music saying, “I think of [my songs] as children with strengths, weaknesses & secrets that reveal themselves over time.” RIP, Chris.

Steve Harvey’s second ex-wife is seeking a whopping $60 million in their divorce, noting he damaged her “soul.” Mary Harvey finalized her divorce with him in 2005, but appears to still be reeling from the alleged trauma he caused her. She says she’s suicidal and self-medicates to cope with their marriage and divorce. She claims she’s destroyed after losing her son, her businesses and the joy of Mother’s Days. “All was lost. Mary L. Harvey was dead.” She’s suing for child endangerment, torture, conspiracy against rights, kidnapping, murder, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress, reports TMZ. Ladies, steer clear of that one!

Marla Maples Times SquareAs you probably heard, it was a tragic day in Times Square yesterday. A man plowed into a crowd, killing an 18-year-old girl and injuring 22 more. Marla Maples, Donald Trump’s ex, rushed to the scene of the crash amidst a reading of a friend’s play nearby, and documented much of what she saw on social media. This photo, taken from her Snapchat account, shows her on the scene, as she was reporting recent developments. “Sending out so much love to everyone,” she said, panning the rescue scene. She also added this message, “XXX Times Square With Love.” The driver, Richard Rojas, 26, was taken into custody, thanks to Ken Bradix, 47, the Planet Hollywood bouncer who chased after him as he attempted to flee. He sat onto of Rojas as two others held his arms until police arrived. ‘Hope he got some days off or a nice bonus – nice work!

Halle Berry Instagram Naked 5-117Thinking about taking a racy selfie? Take a cue from Halle Berry, who nailed it with class (and she has the best Hollywood bod for it). The 50-year-old, who swears by meditation for her soul, posted this snap of her silhouette with what looks to be a bikini bottom. Rockin’ bod and shot!

Happy weekend! Put the missed emails and stress behind you and go out and have fun!!