Malik Taylor, the rapper known as Phife Dawg whose nimble, clever rhymes helped launch A Tribe Called Quest to both commercial and critical success, died Wednesday at the age of 45. Rolling Stone has confirmed the rapper’s death, though an official statement has yet to be released.
JOHNNY DEPP’s daughter LILY-ROSE is dating a British model named Ash Stymest. Lily-Rose is 16 . . . Ash is 24. It’ll be interesting to see if the media cares about this as much as they did when 17-year-old Kylie Jenner started dating 25-year-old Tyga.
“People” magazine says SARAH PALIN has signed a production deal to star in a courtroom reality show like“Judge Judy”. It’s still in the very early stages . . . she hasn’t filmed a pilot, and no network has picked it up yet.
Rumor has it MARIAH CAREY doesn’t want to perform her old hits because she can’t hit the high notes anymore. She just kicked off a tour in Europe, and her set list doesn’t include one of her most popular songs,“Vision of Love”.
Wanna feel old? This month marks the 20th anniversary of HANSON’s “MMMBop”. And they claim nobody covers the song because they can’t sing the chorus right.
JUSTIN BIEBER is canceling all meet-and-greets on his “Purpose” tour. He says it’s because they leave him, quote, “mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.” TMZ says he’s been having security issues.