Olivia Newton-John revealed on Sept. 9 that she's battled cancer not twice, as previously believed, but three times over the last three decades. The "Grease" alum was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent a partial mastectomy and reconstruction. In 2017, she revealed that her cancer had returned after doctors found the disease in the base of her spine. This week, she revealed to Australian news program "Sunday Night" that in 2013, doctors confirmed that her cancer had resurfaced in her shoulder, but she decided at the time that she didn't want to publicly share the news of the recurrence. Since last year, she's been treating the disease with a mix of modern and natural therapies and is "doing really well," she said, adding that she's undergone radiation and uses cannabis oil for pain. "I believe I will win over it," she said.
TMZ reported on Sept. 13 that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin might have applied for a marriage license in New York City. Witnesses told the website that Justin appeared emotional at the courthouse where licenses are issued, saying, "I can't wait to marry you, baby." While the appearance has raised eyebrows, sources claim the two did not get married. In fact, they are still planning their wedding. "They have hired a wedding planner and have been looking at venues," a friend told People.com. "The plan for now is to have a real wedding." However, on Sept. 14, there was another report out on People.com claiming that the two had indeed gotten married in private but plan to have a full party at some point soon. Looks like we'll still have to wait on confirmation on this one!
Nick Carter had an emotional week. On Sept. 11, the Backstreet Boys singer found out that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will not pursue a sexual assault prosecution against him stemming from rape allegations made by Dream singer Melissa Schuman, who's claimed Nick forced a sex act on her in 2003 (the statute of limitations expired in 2013). "Nick Carter was vindicated today when the L.A. County District Attorney's Office rejected the charges against him," his attorney said. "Nick has denied these allegations ever since he first learned of them last year and was confident the district attorney would conclude that there was no basis to pursue charges against him." A day earlier, Nick publicly revealed that wife Lauren had suffered a miscarriage with their second baby. "God give us peace during this time. I really was looking forward to meeting her after 3 months," he tweeted. "I'm heart broken."
Pregnancy rumors engulfed Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas this week. Are they or aren't they? They speculation started after the New York Post quoted a "discerning source" who saw the actress and Joe at a restaurant in New York. "She looked pregnant. She had that glow," the source said, adding that she wasn't drinking any alcohol. The report came after the "Game of Thrones" star was seen playfully stuffing a seat cushion under her jacket to mimic a baby bump at the U.S. Open. The next day, at the tennis championships, she donned a baggy shirt, concealing her figure. Sophie and Joe got engaged last October.
Brandon Jenner and wife Leah Jenner have split. They were together for 14 years and married for more than six years. The former reality TV stars — Brandon is the son of Caitlyn Jenner — announced the news in a joint statement on Sept. 10. "Hi everybody, it is with love in our hearts that we feel it's time to share some personal news with you all. After celebrating fourteen beautiful years together, we have lovingly come to the decision to end the romantic aspect of our relationship," they said. "We are deeply proud of the life we've cultivated together and are truly grateful for the bond of friendship we hold and cherish today. It is stronger than ever." In the statement, they say they still have deep love for each other but implied that they have grown apart. "Here we openly share our truth with you all and, respectfully, we won't be commenting further so anything that might state the contrary of this message would, undoubtedly, be a fabrication." They share a 3-year-old daughter, Eva.
Funnyman Norm MacDonald raised a lot of eyebrows this week after telling the The Hollywood Reporter that he got disgraced pal Louis C.K. to call old friend Roseanne Barr after her racist tweet led ABC to cancel her sitcom and lamented that both comedians had "all their work in their entire life … wiped out in a single day, a moment." He also drew ire for saying he was "happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit." In explaining his thoughts on #MeToo, the former "Saturday Night Live" star said he doesn't believe all the women. "It used to be, 'One hundred women can't be lying.' And then it became, 'One woman can't lie.' And that became, 'I believe all women.' And then you're like, 'What?' Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there." Roseanne, Norm said, "was just so broken and just crying constantly. There are very few people that have gone through what [she and Louis] have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, 'What about the victims?' But you know what? The victims didn't have to go through [what they went through]." On Sept. 12, Norm expressed regret for even doing the interview and told Howard Stern that he was "confused." He again tried to explain himself on "The View" a day later.
Cardi B doesn't regret about the shoe-throwing altercation she had with Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week. TMZ reported on Sept. 11 that Cardi feels "zero remorse" about going after Nicki — who was unharmed as she was blocked by her security team — at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party on Sept. 7. Nicki called the incident "so mortifying and so humiliating" while talking about the incident on her Sept. 10 Apple Music "Queen Radio" show. Why did the fight happen in the first place? Cardi believed that Nicki had been trash-talking her child and her abilities as a mother. "I just want to let the world know that Onika Tanya Maraj would never — has never and will never — speak ill of anyone's child. I am not a clown," Nicki said, adding that Cardi needs an "intervention." A source close to Cardi told TMZ that Nicki "has some nerve saying SHE needs an intervention when Nicki is the one who incites people almost for sport."
We've apparently seen the last of Henry Cavill as Superman and the last of Ben Affleck as Batman. On Sept. 12, The Hollywood Reporter said that Henry is parting ways with Warner Bros. after playing Superman in three films in party because the DC franchise is going through some changes and in part because they couldn't lock down a Man of Steel cameo in their "Shazam!" film, allegedly because of scheduling issues with the British actor. Ben, meanwhile, "isn't expected to reprise his role" as Batman either, the report stated, and is "on the way out." After the report made headlines, Warner commented on Henry's potential departure, saying, "We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films." A source told THR that Warner is trying to hit a "reset" button with the DC universe.
Onetime couple Drew Barrymore and Justin Long were spotted at a hotel in New York City on Sept. 10 and people are buzzing about a possible reconciliation! The actors dated from 2007 to 2010. Drew went on to marry Will Kopelman — with whom she shares two daughters — but they called it quits in 2016. Justin's last relationship ended in 2016. Though it could have just been a friendly meet-up, a source told Page Six the duo "seemed romantic."
Maybe marriage isn't for Fred Durst. On Sept. 11, the Limp Bizkit frontman filed for divorce from his wife of six years, Kseniya Durst. This was Fred's third marriage. He and Kseniya, a Ukrainian makeup artist, got hitched back in 2012 but they kept the union under wraps for years. News of their secret marriage broke in 2015. Fred, who didn't have any kids with Kseniya, has now scrubbed his Instagram clean of any trace of her.