Celebrity Scoops…updated Thursday, 9.14.17

Bethenny, Twitter

Bethenny, Twitter

Bethenny Frankel announced she has skin cancer and will be undergoing surgery to remove it. “I had a growth on my face that was enlarged,” the “Real Housewives of New York City” star stated. “I guessed it to be basal cell carcinoma and had it lanced and removed. The doctor confirmed it is indeed basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and says while it is cancer, I am lucky to have it removed so it won’t affect my overall health. I am extremely lucky to have caught it in time, and it just goes to show you have to know your body and be very aware of any changes. This was a sharp reminder why it is so important that I religiously wear large hats to cover my face and reapply sunscreen. Always make sure to rub in spray-on sunscreen on your kids…Apply it thoroughly every two hours and check the expiration dates as sunscreen does expire, and sit in the shade whenever possible.” All good reminders, Bethenny! God speed.

Jessica Biel Oscars 2014 photo by ABC Rick RowellOuch! Nine employees at Jessica Biel’s restaurant, Au Fudge are suing her and her four business partners for $420,100 in tips they claim that were withheld. They also say they were gauged $31,549 for state-mandated rest breaks they did not take. The group claims they are ‘young adults new to the workforce and new to Los Angeles’ who were ‘ill-prepared to deal with the violations of their rights in the workplace.’ Per documents obtained by the Blast, Au Fudge charged a 22% gratuity to clients who held private events at the eatery, but employees say those funds were not passed down to them.

When season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on ABC, one famed dancer will be missing. Julianne Hough will not be returning as a judge, but the others – Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will all be back with more praise and criticisms.

Have a wonderful Thursday!