Freshly Brewed Gossip With American Idol Struggles

September 7, 2017 - 6:15am

BILL COSBY OWES CALIFORNIA $1.8 M: Bill Cosby and his wife Camille owe the state of California $1.8 million in unpaid taxes from 2015, according to The Blast. A tax lien was filed on August 2nd, just a day after the lead defense attorney in Cosby's sexual assault retrial asked to be removed from the case. The Cosbys have reportedly been blowing through cash since allegations that he abused dozens of women over several decades surfaced. He has also lost a number of deals as a result of the scandal, including a sitcom deal on NBC and a comedy special on Netflix. (The Blast)

REPORT: SCOTT DISICK PARTIES ON AFTER TRIP TO PSYCH-WARD: Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Scott Disick is still managing to fulfill his many social obligations following a stay at a pysch ward, according to Page Six. Disick was reportedly hospitalized in August and placed on an involuntary hold, but was been seen out at dinner with Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban last night at Milos in New York. (Page Six)

AMERICAN IDOL STRUGGLING OVER JUDGE BUDGET? After shelling out $25 million to have Katy Perry judge the rebooted competition and securing Ryan Seacrest to host for more than $10 million, American Idol producers are struggling with how to lure celebrity judges who also want a big payday, TMZ reports. Seeing as the talent budget is capped at $40 million, they are attempting to sweeten deals with Disney perks, including licensing and merchandising deals and theme park partnerships. AI is reportedly in talks with Luke Bryan, but the country crooner has yet to make it official. (TMZ)

LESLIE JONES CELEBRATES 50th BIRTHDAY WITH DANCE OFF: Leslie Jones celebrated her 50th birthday on Wednesday with a dance-off to Trap Beckham's "Birthday B++ch" with a pal. In the video, she dons a robe and dances around holding a plate with cake. Fans can next see the birthday girl on Saturday Night Live when season 43 debuts this fall. (People)

DANIEL-DAY LEWIS SPOTTED IN PUBLIC LOOKING WORSE FOR WEAR: The Oscar-winning Daniel Day-Lewis quit acting in June, and was seen in public for the first time since his announcement. His arm was in a cast, he was wearing pajamas, his head was shaved and he was wearing a hospital bracelet and what appears to be the cotton-ball cushioned Band-Aid remnants of an IV. Page Six reports that the 60 year old was involved in a motorcycle accident. (Page Six)