Price of Johnny Carson’s former home reportedly cut by millions

Johnny Carson fans flush with cash can reportedly score a deal of sorts on the late “Tonight Show” host’s former home after the price dropped more than $10 million.

The Malibu-based property in California, initially listed at $81.5 million, is currently available for just over $65 million, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.


The scenic estate, which spans roughly four acres, has five bedrooms and twice as many bathrooms, the report said.

Among the amenities reportedly included in the sprawling property are a wine cellar, a media room and an indoor arboretum.


Carson first purchased the property in 1984 for a fraction of its current price – about $9.5 million at the time, according to the Times.

The current owners – producer Sidney Kimmel and wife, Caroline, – reportedly bought the property in 2007 from Carson’s widow. Carson was 79 years old when he passed away in 2005.

The home was put up for sale last year, according to the New York Post.

Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley reveals shocking facial scars after falling down staircase

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Robyn Lawley shared shocking photos of her facial scars after suffering a nasty fall.

Lawley, 29, posted the before and after images of her face on Instagram and described how she fell down the stairs nearly two months ago. She wrote in the post that she was ready to get back to work soon but wanted to explain what happened.

The Australian supermodel wrote that she suffered a seizure on her staircase which caused her to fall more than seven feet. She landed on her face and suffered severe facial injuries. Lawley previously revealed that she was diagnosed with lupus and Antiphospholipid syndrome.


Lupus is an autoimmune disease that “attacks your own tissues and organs,” according to the Mayo Clinic. Antiphospholipid syndrome is a blood disorder that “occurs when your immune system attacks some of the normal proteins in your blood,” Mayo Clinicdescribes.

The model wrote she was thankful she didn’t break her neck and wasn’t holding her 3-year-old daughter at the time of the incident.

Lawley joked that she had a lightning bolt scar on her forehead like fictional character Harry Potter but said she would not be wearing makeup to cover her scars.


“As the scars fade, apart of me wants nothing to do with them and a part of me wants to embrace them. They make us who we are. Plus wearing daily makeup to cover my face is something I do not do,” Lawley wrote.

“Life isn’t all rainbows. I’ve found strength the past few months following people who are brave to share their physical and emotional ongoing battles,” she continued.

Lawley concluded her post by asking her followers to “feel free” to message her with any questions and thanking people for helping her with her journey, including pop star Selena Gomez who also has lupus.

Back in June, Lawley told Fox News she was worried how her famous figure would look like after she gave birth to her daughter in 2015.

"Oh, 100 percent! My body is my work," she explained at the time. "I was really nervous about how [the industry] was going to react to my body and how much it would change after having a baby. And it did. It dramatically changed. I just realized that I could either hide from the rest of the world or just embrace it because this happens to everyone. And that’s what I did."

Lawley insisted that not only did she feel confident to pose in front of cameras again, but her changing body didn’t prevent her from landing gigs in the fashion world.

"There’s no point in holding yourself back or not wear a bikini because you’re afraid to be seen at the beach," she said. "No one’s looking and no one cares that much. Even if they did, that’s their problem. Just have fun. You only have one short life. Don’t waste it on thinking people are going to stare at you in the corner. I think we waste too much time thinking about that."

Madonna turns 60, celebrating more than three decades of fame — and controversy

Madonna turns 60 on Thursday, and celebrates not only a birthday but a place in the celebrity spotlight that has spanned more than 30 years.

Her career has not been without controversy.

Just weeks ago, she told an interviewer that she moved her family from New York City to Portugal to escape Donald Trump’s presidency.

"I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute," the singer told Vogue Italia, according

During last year’s Women’s March, she said she’d considered "blowing up the White House" after Trump was elected.

The president reacted by calling Madonna "disgusting."

"Honestly, she’s disgusting," Trump said during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. "I think [Madonna] hurt herself very badly. I think she hurt that whole cause."

Trump added that what the Queen of Pop said along witha "couple of others" was "disgraceful to our country."

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrichtold"Fox & Friends" that Madonna "ought to be arrested" for her White House comment.

But Madonna clarified onsocial mediathat she "spoke in metaphor" and that her comments were "taken wildly out of context."

Previously, she toldHarper’s Bazaarin 2017 that Election Night in November 2016 "was just like watching a horror show," and prayed Trump wouldn’t get elected.

Whether fans approve or disapprove of her outspokenness, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records, making her the best-selling female recording artist of all time, according to the Guinness World Records.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits said pop superstar Madonna was 'merely harassing' fellow residents of her Upper West Side co-op for continuing to seek records from the board after she lost a legal bid challenging a rule on her lease.

She grew up in Michigan and moved to New York in 1977 to study dance and model.

In the early 1980s, she launched her music career with smash hits like "Holiday," "Lucky Star," and "Like a Virgin."

Then came the chart-toppers "Material Girl," "Into the Groove," and "Papa Don’t Preach" in the mid-1980s.

The early 1990s brought "Vogue," from her album "I’m Breathless," and her controversial book "Sex" in 1992.

In 1996, she landed the coveted role of Evita Duarte in the film "Evita" portraying the wife of Juan Peron, the Argentine president during the 1940s and 50s.

Her other films have included "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985), "Dick Tracy" (1990), "A League of Their Own" (1992) and "Swept Away" (2002).

The mega pop-star collaborated with pop icon in Britney Spears for "Me Against the Music" in 2003.

She continued to make music into the 2010s, including a recent collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

Trump supporter says he took beating after protesting Social Distortion singer’s politics

A supporter of President Trump claims that Mike Ness, lead singer of the rock band Social Distortion, spat on him and repeatedly punched him in the head after he protested Ness’s criticism of the president at a concert.

The confrontation allegedly took place July 17 at a show in Sacramento, Calif., when concertgoer Tim Hildebrand, 30, held up his middle finger to convey his disagreement with Ness.

The 56-year-old lead singer was “badmouthing President Trump and America,” Hildebrand toldCBS 13 Sacramento.

“I pretty much said, ‘I paid for your music, not your politics,’” Hildebrand told the station. “I stood pretty much with my silent protest with my middle finger up for the next two songs.”

But Ness didn’t seem to take kindly to Hildebrand’s nonverbal expression. Cellphone video appears to show the lead singer motioning toward a fan in the crowd, before removing his guitar and jumping off stage. He then repeatedly throws punches for a brief moment until the camera cuts out.

Hildebrand, a Republican, said Ness took “his guitar off, jumps off the stage and proceeds to punch me multiple times in the head.”

He told the station that the singer spat in his face and that the two argued before Ness attacked him, resulting in two black eyes, a busted lip and a concussion.

“I wasn’t able to defend myself because people in the crowd were holding me back,” he said.

Security dragged Hildebrand out of the venue, where he met with officers and filed a police report, according to the station.

Sacramento police said they were investigating the incident, the station reported.

Hildebrand told the New York Times that he wasn’t the only fan to express displeasure with Ness’ political statements during the concert, as others walked out and yelled expletives toward the stage.

“If you can speak your mind but you can’t take a response or rebuttal,” he told the paper, “it shows a lot about your character.”

Social Distortion did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

Aretha Franklin’s iconic moments, from ‘Respect’ to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

With a career spanning nearly six decades, Aretha Franklin proudly earned the title “Queen of Soul.” The legendary soul singer died Thursdayof advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, Fox News confirmed.

Franklin became an international sensation after releasing her hit song “Respect” in 1967.

Since then, Franklin has been nominated for 44 Grammy awards, winning 18 of them. Franklin’s other well-known classics include “Natural Woman,” “I Say A Little Prayer” and “Chain of Fools.”

Franklin set the stage for modern female singers, hitting milestones many artists only dream of.


From becoming the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to being the youngest-ever recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, here’s a look at some of Franklin’s history-making moments that will never be forgotten.

Record deal

Franklin scored her first record deal with Columbia Records in New York City in 1960.

Releases “Respect”

Seven years later, Franklin ditched Columbia Records for Atlantic Records, where she recorded her Grammy Award-winning hit “Respect.” The song dropped on Valentine’s Day in 1967. It skyrocketed to the top of the charts just four months later and became known as a feminist anthem.


"My sister Carolyn and I got together and — I was living in a small apartment on the west side of Detroit, piano by the window, watching the cars go by — and we came up with that infamous line, the ‘sock it to me’ line," Franklin told radio host Terry Gross at the time, according to NPR. "Some of the girls were saying that to the fellas, like ‘sock it to me’ in this way or ‘sock it to me’ in that way. It’s not sexual. It was nonsexual, just a cliché line."

Detroit mayor declares Aretha Franklin Day

Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanaugh dedicated a day to the Queen of Soul (a former Detroit resident) on Feb. 16, 1968, ahead of Franklin’s performance at the city’s Cobb Hall.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

“I don’t think there’s anybody I have known who possesses an instrument like hers and who has such a thorough background in gospel, the blues and the essential black-music idiom,” co-founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun said at the time, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame notes on its website. “She is blessed with an extraordinary combination of remarkable urban sophistication and deep blues feeling…The result is maybe the greatest singer of our time.”

Kennedy Center Honors

In December 1994, at the age of 52, Franklin became the youngest recipient ever of the Kennedy Center Honors.

“You could say that Hillary and I went to law school with Aretha, because there was hardly a day when we didn’t listen to one of her songs,” President Bill Clinton said during the ceremony, perBillboard.

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Franklin received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994, roughly three years after being honored with the Grammy Legend Award.

Presidential Medal of Freedom

In 2005, George W. Bush presented Franklin with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The singer was one of 14 icons — including famous boxer Muhammad Ali, actress Carol Burnett and actor Andy Griffith — to receive the award on Nov. 9, 2005.

Obama’s inauguration

Franklin sang "My Country, ‘Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20, 2009.

The singer told Larry King at the time she couldn’t properly articulate the feeling she had watching the first African-American president being sworn in.

"There’s a love affair going on with the country and Barack. I think it’s the age of Barack. People have just fallen head over heels in love with him. His ascent to the presidency was miraculous. But we have to remember that he’s not going to work miracles right off the top. It’s going to take time," she told King on Jan. 22, 2009.

First female to earn her 100th hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B chart

Franklin made history with her rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” in the fall of 2014, hitting No. 47 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song gave Franklin her 100th career title on the famed song chart.

"She’s on fire and vocally in absolutely peak form. What a thrill to see this peerless artist still showing the way, still sending shivers up your spine, still demonstrating that all contemporary music needs right now is the voice. What a voice,” Clive Davis told Billboard at the time.

Franklin praised Adele’s music style, specifically her "21" album.

"It’s what contemporary music needs more of," Franklin said of Adele’s album, according to Billboard. "I absolutely loved her CD. In addition to being a great singer, she’s a great writer, a deep, heavy writer. She doesn’t write the usual or the norm."

Longest national anthem ever?

Jaws dropped around the country as Franklin slowly belted the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings game on Thanksgiving Day in 2016.

Franklin’s performance lasted a surprising 4 minutes and 35 seconds — what many believe to be a record.


According to Fox Sports, Franklin’s performance was more than twice as long as the national average, which clocks in at 1 minute and 57 seconds.

‘House of Cards’ newcomer Cody Fern describes the mood on set during show’s final tapings

LOS ANGELES – The sixth season of “House of Cards” will be the show’s last, and Cody Fern, who joined the show for its final episodes, said the vibe on set was resolute as the cast filmed following the ousting of Kevin Spacey amid sexual assault allegations.

“We’ve finished filming and it’s all wrapped. The dynamic on set was extraordinary,” series newcomer and “American Horror Story” actor Fern, 30, told Fox News at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“I mean, it was a bunch of artists banding together to do something really important, and it was an incredibly welcoming environment. Everybody was putting their head down and doing the work. So, we had an extraordinary time and I can’t wait for fans to see it.”

The fate of the political thriller was unknown after "House of Cards" axed Spacey when several men accused him of sexual abuse. Actor Anthony Rapp first spoke out in October 2017 and claimed Spacey made a sexual advance toward him when he was 14, back in 1986. Spacey apologized and said he did not recall the encounter.

Netlfix has pulled the plug on their hit show 'House of Cards' amid allegations its star Kevin Spacey made sexual advances toward actor Anthony Rapp when he was only 14 years old. Netflix says the currently filming sixth season will be the last.

After some uncertainty, Netflix announced co-star Robin Wright would star in the sixth and final season.

“We have beautiful showrunners, Frank [Pugliese] and Melissa [Gibson], and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show,” actress Patricia Clarkson told “The Talk” in July. “It’s only eight episodes… I think it’s going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I’m thankful for it.”

Netflix Vice President of Original Series Cindy Holland has said the series is ending on a high note.

“I don’t have a date to announce for you today,"she told reporters last month at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. "We’re really proud of the show, and it’s a fitting end."

Mark-Paul Gosselaar says a ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot could only work if it was ‘worth everyone’s time’

LOS ANGELES – Could the beloved ‘90s show “Saved by the Bell” one day return to our television screens?

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played iconic character Zack Morris on the hit comedy series, is open to the idea of doing a reboot.

“I’d like to see a version that was worth everyone’s time,” Gosselaar told Fox News at the 2018 Television Critic Association’s Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“There’s a lot of versions that we see that don’t do it justice,” he explained of the current reboot trend. “But I’d like to see a version, yeah, I’d like to see a version that we’d all agree on.”

However, the star notes that he has “no idea” where he wants the show, which ran for five seasons and last aired in 1993, to go.

“I haven’t even thought about that,” Gosselaar admitted.

“I do like what ‘Cobra Kai’ has done. I think that that’s a very interesting way of doing a reboot,” he said of the “Karate Kid” reboot. “I don’t know if whether or not we could do that with our show, but I’d be interested in something that was along the lines of that.”

SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: (l-r) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Ed Alonzo as Max, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Myrtle Spano, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater  (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

(From left) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Ed Alonzo as Max, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Myrtle Spano, Dustin Diamond as Screen Powers, and Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater in “Saved by the Bell.”(Getty Images)

When the series first premiered Gosselaar was only 15 years old and just starting out in Hollywood, now the star, 44, is a seasoned actor with a long list of projects under his belt including his latest TV show, “The Passage,” which tells the story of a group of death row inmates turned vampires.

Asked if being a dad affects the roles he currently takes on, Gosselaar said “it really doesn’t” but where they film does.

“In 20 years I’ve never had to leave California for a show that I’ve started, this will be the first time we’re shooting in Atlanta,” the father of four shared. “It’ll will be a whole other obstacle to tackle because I’ve never been away from my wife and kids, we’re going to make it work. But role-wise, no. There isn’t too much because I can separate that. I can say, ‘I’m an actor.’”

As for if his children — sons, Michael, 14, Dekker, 4, and daughters, Lachlyn, 3, Ava, 12 — are interested in following in their father’s entertainment footsteps?

“No. Thank God,” Gosselaar said. “Only for the sake that I just don’t want to drive them to go to auditions.”

However, if they did want to act, the former child star says he’d “have a very long conversation to see if it was something that they absolutely wanted to do.”

“But I think there’s opportunities for people who are interested in the art to do it at a later age,” he explained. “My son is very interested in behind the camera, and there’s opportunities that he has in school, and my daughter too she’s a performer, but there’s opportunities in school.

"It hasn’t gotten to the point where they say, ‘I need to be on screen’ — where when I grew up, I wanted to be on screen and I wanted to entertain people.”

Jodie Sweetin says ‘Fuller House’ is ‘a little bit more adult’ than the original series

It may have taken 30 years, but Jodie Sweetin couldn’t be more thrilled that the "Full House" franchise finally received an Emmy nomination.

“It was huge for us,” Sweetin told Fox News during the Hallmark’s Summer TCA party at a private residence in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“This has been a show that has been a fan favorite for 31 years, and people love it, but it’s never really been recognized in award ways,” the “Fuller House” star, 36, explained.

In July, it was announced that the “Fuller House” reboot was up for an Emmy next month in the Outstanding Children’s Program category, marking the comedy series’ first major award nomination since the original “Full House” aired more than three decades ago in 1987.

“And now we’ve got a People’s Choice, and aTeen Choicethree years in a row, and Kid’s Choice awards, and now an Emmy nomination, it’s huge,” Sweetin continued. “It just feels like such a reward for putting in 30-something years of work on it.”

Jodie Sweetin, center, as Stephanie Tanner on “Fuller House.”(Netflix)

The star is proud of the show’s staying power and the loyal fan base the franchise has developed.

“I don’t think there’s probably a day that goes by that all of us aren’t incredibly aware of what it is that we do on ‘Fuller House’ and how unique it is, and the fact that it is decades later from the original show, [it’s] still immensely popular maybe even more so than it was originally. That’s pretty incredible,” Sweetin said, adding that the cast is also in “awe” of the “amazing popularity of the show.”

When asked why she thinks “Full House” didn’t see the same recognition that its reboot is getting today, the actress said it may have to do with the fact that the Netflix reboot is “a little bit more adult.”

“We have the audience of adults that are my age and[co-star] Candace [Cameron’s]age in their late 30s, 40s, who grew up watching us as kids, and now have kids of their own, we can be a little bit more adult,” Sweetin explained.

“We can get away with a little bit more,” she continued. “We got nominated as a children’s show, but it’s not completely sugary. I mean we’re silly, and we do stunts, and we do all kinds of crazy stuff on the show, but we have that ability to kind of walk the line a little bit, and I don’t think the original show ever did because it was almost purely kid and family programming, and it just didn’t have 20 years to build up this huge fan base that I think made it really popular today.”

Although most of Sweetin’s time is spent on the "Fuller House" set, the actress spends any time off with her daughters, Beatrix, 7, and Zoie, 10.

“When I’m not working I have kid time,” the mom-of-two shared, adding that her girls "are turning into such interesting creative people, so it’s fun to watch them become that.”

Along with hanging out with her girls, Sweetin is also a book aficionado, who enjoys reading in her spare time.

“I’m like a huge book nerd," Sweetin admits. "So [one] Sunday, I dove into a book for 3 1/2, 4 hours on my couch, drank some tea, and had quiet time — it was glorious. It doesn’t sound super exciting, but I love doing that, and also going to art shows and concerts. So any chance I get to do any outside cultural fun stuff, that’s what I like to do.”

As for if her little ones will follow in mom’s acting footsteps? Sweetin said despite them already appearing on “Fuller House,” she’s not sure. However, if they did choose to start acting regularly, Sweetin says she’d “absolutely” support them.

“I’d want them to be a little bit older just so that they could have a normal childhood,” she explained. “My younger one does martial arts. My older one is in soccer. They love those things. Just be a kid. Do that for a little while, find some other things. The business will always be there, and there will always be an opportunity to get in.”

Taylor Swift gets emotional while addressing groping trial verdict during concert

Taylor Swift held back tears on Tuesday at her concert in Florida while recalling her groping case in court one year ago.

Swift took a brief pause during the Tampa stop on her Reputation tour to talk about the trial, People reported. Last year, the 28-year-old singer was awarded a symbolic $1 after the jury ruled unanimously in favor of Swift and vindicated her claims that DJ David Mueller had groped her during a 2013 meet-and-greet.

“A year ago, I was not playing in a stadium in Tampa, I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado,” Swift told the audience on Tuesday, the anniversary of the verdict. “This is the day the jury sided in my favor and said that they believed me.

New court documents reveal superstar Taylor Swift will testify in court this summer against radio DJ David Mueller. A breakdown of what you need to know before the trial starts

“I guess, I just think about all the people that weren’t believed and the people who haven’t been believed, and the people who are afraid to speak up because they think they won’t be believed,” she continued. “I just wanted to say I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed because I don’t know what turn my life would have taken if somebody didn’t believe me when I said something had happened to me.”

The pop star, who was visibly emotional, thanked her fans for their support.

“So, I just wanted to say we have so much further to go, and I’m so grateful to you guys for being there for me for what was really a horrible part of my life,” the singer said. “I wanted to thank you for just kind of… I mean, I know when I meet you guys at meet-and-greets and after the shows, you guys tell me about the hard times that you’ve gone through in your lives, and I really appreciate you trusting me with that information.”


Swift said she’s happy to have fans who have seen her “go through so many ups and downs.”

“Sorry I just haven’t really talked about it, and so I’m just not composed at all,” Swift said.

Concertgoers held up $1 bills after Swift’s speech in honor of the compensation she was awarded a year ago.

Mueller was fired from his job at Denver radio station 98.5 KYGO after Swift reported in 2013 the DJ had placed his hand up her skirt and on her bare backside. Mueller sued Swift alleging that that the pop star, her mother and her radio liaison, Frank Bell, were deliberately trying to destroy his career. Swift countersued.

In court, Swift testified that Mueller grabbed her “bare ass.” She sought a symbolic $1 for her countersuit to serve as an example to other women who have been assaulted.

The judge ruled in her favor last year.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 actress Nathalie Emmanuel teases ‘minds blown’ by finale

HBO’s smash-hit “Game of Thrones” still has a lot of ground to cover with its story with just six episodes left before the series finale. However, according to one star, those six episodes won’t disappoint.

Speaking with Hindustan Times in a recent interview about the final season, actress Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei on the show, talked about wrapping up the many storylines on the show and teased a very satisfying conclusion.

“I think what we can expect from the final season of ‘GoT’ is just a real push. Like in the last couple of seasons, we have seen the pace of the show increase with the stakes getting higher and higher,” she said. “There are so many storylines that have to come to conclusion. We have to play them out, so the pace of the show is continuing on that sense.”

While the star noted that the ending will satisfy fans, she stopped short of saying that people’s favorite characters will make it to the end with a smile on their face.

“There are so many characters and stories that haven’t found their conclusion. So, this season is going to be incredibly satisfying for people,” Emmanuel teased. “It is going to be incredibly exciting and heartbreaking.”

The star concluded: “I feel like people will have their mind blown when they watch the final one.”

Emmanuel isn’t the first actress from the famed series to tease a good finale. Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the show, previously revealed that the finale took a personal toll on her emotions as she hopes her character doesn’t leave on a bad note with viewers.

Unfortunately, fans will have to continue to wait for the final six episodes of the beloved fantasy drama. HBO recently revealed that the eighth and final season of the show won’t drop until sometime in early 2019 despite Season 7 finishing its run in August 2017.