Celebrity News Roundup: Kate Winslet ties the knot for a third time. Hope it’s the charm! “Rescue Me” singer Fontella Bass dies.
Page Six: Rumors are swirling that Rihanna is being flown in to St. Barts to perform at Russian billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich’s and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova’s New Year’s Eve bash, with a guest list that will include Harvey Weinstein, Naomi Campbell and Vladimir Doronin.
Oops, I did it with your bro! Brittany Speaks has been sued by Kevin Federline’s brother, Christopher Federline, who alleges he is the father of her seven year old son and the singer is using that to blackmail him.
NY Daily News Confidential: A week before Christmas Day, Kevin Federline’s brother Christopher Federline filed a petition seeking a restraining order against his ex sister-in-law Britney Spears, claiming he — not Kevin — is the father of 7-year-old Sean Preston Federline and that Spears is using that fact to blackmail him.
Whitney Houston: Private investigator claims Whitney Houston may have been murdered and that the LAPD didn’t do a thorough enough investigation. According to the Daily Mail, Paul Huebl says he has turned over evidence to the FBI that shows the 48-year-old singer was killed over a drug debt in February.
“Rescue Me” singer, Fontella Bass, dies from complications of a heart attack:
AP: Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with “Rescue Me” in 1965, has died. The singer’s daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. Bass had also suffered several strokes since 2005. Her younger brother, David Peaston, died at age 54 in February.