Celebrity Scoops…updated Wednesday, 11.8.17

Photo courtesy of the Phillies

Photo courtesy of the Phillies

Retired MLB pitcher, Roy Halladay, died in a plane crash yesterday at just 40 years old. His A5 sport aircraft went down 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, FL, and was recovered in the Gulf of Mexico. The County Sheriff confirmed he was the only one on board at the time. “I have dreamed about owning an A5 since I retired,” he had previously tweeted. “Real life is better than my dreams!!” Kenny Chesney paid tribute to him, posting a photo and caption that read, “I lost a great friend today. All love Roy!!!” The Phillies also made a statement saying, “We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halliday’s untimely death. There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game. It is with heavy hearts that we pass along our condolences to Brandy, Ryan and Braden.”

Dr PhilDr. Phil McGraw, 67, has found himself atop Forbes’ list of The World’s Highest Paid TV Hosts for 2017. Released yesterday, the report states he reeled in $79 million last year thanks to his talk show and his producing credits on CBS’ “The Doctors and The Bull.” He also does speaking engagements and has an endorsement deal with Astra Zenica. In second was Ellen DeGeneres with $77 million, followed by Ryan Seacrest with $58 million.

Maroon 5 frontman and “The Voice” coach Adam Levine revealed the gender of the baby he and his Victoria’s Secret model wife, Behati Prinsloo, are expecting yesterday. “it’s a girl. We’re having another girl,” he told Ellen Degeneres on her show. He and Prinsloo, 28, also have a 1-year-old daughter, Dusty Rose Levine. As for his wife, he noted, “She’s just like, a champion of the world. She’s killing it. You wouldn’t know she’s almost seven months pregnant.” Ellen responded, “Yes, I look like that now!”

Happy Hump Day!