Celebrity Scoops…updated Wednesday, 11.21.17

Photo courtesy of YouTube

Photo courtesy of YouTube

Teen idol David Cassidy, who starred in the 1970s sitcom, “The Partridge Family” and was the musical group’s lead singer, passed away in Florida yesterday at just 67 years old. He announced earlier this year that he was suffering from dementia, but no further details were released about the cause of his death. “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long,” his publicist stated. The show aired from 1970-1974 and although it didn’t crack the top 10 in TV ratings, the real-life musical hits, such as “I Think I Love You” and “I’ll Meet You Halfway.” were Billboard chart-toppers. This was in addition to David Cassidy bubble gum, coloring books, posters and stickers. “He was always so kind to me…such a pleasure to have had him on my show…sending love and prayers to his family,” noted Harry Connick Jr on Twitter. Gloria Gaynor, Larry King, Rick Springfield and many others also paid tribute him.

Backstreet Boys crooner Nick Carter is accused of sexual assault by former member of the 2000’s girl group “Dream,” Melissa Schuman. In a blog post on “Melissa Explains It All,” the singer says he assaulted her when she was 18 and he was 22. She said she and a friend were invited to his apartment on a day they were off from filming “The Hollow,” and they started kissing in a bathroom. She said he removed her pants despite her pleas to stop and performed oral sex on her and demanded the reciprocal. She added she was sickened by her reflection in the mirror getting assaulted, and that he took her to a bedroom and continued there. She claimed she feared jeopardizing her career if she spoke out and considered pressing charges against him, but was told she would likely be buried in humiliation. Carter has not yet responded to her claims.

chrissy teigen baby bump Credit: Chrissy Teigen

chrissy teigen baby bump
Credit: Chrissy Teigen

Congrats to Chrissy Teigen, who has announced she is expecting baby No. 2! The mom-to-be, 31, flaunted her bump in a selfie she shared on Snapchat. “Very excited to not have to hide this anymore,” she said. “Everyone I told first was like ‘uh, year, we knew, thanks.’” She and hubby John Legend are also parents to 19-month old Luna Simone.

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