Celebrity Scoops…updated Thursday, 7.20.17

Senator John McCainSenator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer on the heels of undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a presence of a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” a statement from May Clinic in Phoenix and John McCain read. Unfortunately that type of brain cancer is the most aggressive and is the same one that claimed the lives of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy and son of former Vice President Joe Biden, Beau Biden. His absence in Washington has postponed the vote on the Republican healthcare bill to replace Obamacare. His daughter, Meghan McCain wrote a touching tribute to her father saying, “…the one of us who is the most confident and calm is my father. He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him. The aggressions of political life could not bend him. So he is meeting this challenge as he has every other. Cancer may afflict him in many ways, but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has.” God speed, Senator McCain!

Things appear to be heating up between Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson…the two were spotted house hunting in L.A. yesterday, but to be fair, TMZ reports they are not looking to purchase together. He reportedly wants to rent a place in the Hollywood Hills area or the Valley. But he might as well buy a home at his monthly budget, which is a whopping $60K! Make it a down payment, Tristan!

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay photo by Josh Vertucci ABC
Being “The Bachelorette” can be stressful…just ask Rachel Lindsay, who handily sent men packing in the beginning of her reign, but when the contest came down to three potential grooms – chiropractor Bryan Abasolo, trainer Peter Kraus and motivational speaker Eric Bigger, she admitted to Us Weekly, “Honestly, I wanted to quit and run away rather than proceed.” But she persevered and said, “I knew what I wanted and I couldn’t quit.” So…she does nab a fiancé and a Neil Lane sparkler, but she has yet to reveal to all who she selected. Meanwhile, as the show continues onward, she and her future hubby have been secretly meeting and she “cannot wait to walk down the street hand in hand.” Catch up Monday at 8pm on ABC.

Have a super Thursday!