Chaz Bono Off DWTS But Not Before Being Ridiculed by Judges; Steven Tyler in Shower Fall; Michael Jackson Top-Earning Dead Celeb
10.26.11 by REELZ
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Chaz Bono was booted from Dancing with the Stars last night after performing a tango to a track from Phantom of the Opera. Judge Bruno Tonioli told Bono, "It was like watching a cute little penguin trying to be a big menacing bird of prey." In spite of that slam Bono said, "I'm not leaving the show bitter or angry or anything... It was a wonderful, life-changing experience."
Steven Tyler cut his face and lost two teeth after a shower fall in a hotel in Paraguay. Spokesmen for the 63-year-old Aerosmith frontman said the fall was the result of dehydration caused by food poisoning.
Doing less well is 92-year-old Andy Rooney, who is in serious condition after suffering complications from surgery last week. Rooney's last 60 Minutes essay, his 1,097th, aired on October 2.
Michael Jackson is the top-earning dead celebrity according to Forbes, raking in $170 million from the grave in the year ending in May 2011. A distant second to the King of Pop is Elvis Presley with $55 million. Rounding out the top 5 are Marilyn Monroe ($27 million), Peanuts creator Charles Schulz ($25 million), and John Lennon and Elizabeth Taylor tying with $12 million apiece.
Michael Lohan allegedly threatened to kill ex-girlfriend Kate Major after she refused to perform oral sex on him, according to a Tampa police report. The estranged father of Lindsay Lohan is still in jail, charged with domestic violence.