CASEY KASEM (born Kemal Amin Kasem) passed away early yesterday morning at the age of 82.  He died from “sepsis,” which was brought on by an ulcerated bedsore.  Casey was suffering from Lewy body dementia . . . a degenerative disease similar to Parkinson’s, and the second-most common type of progressive dementia, after Alzheimer’s

Kelly Clarkson has given birth to a baby girl named River Rose. She Tweeted: “Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)” Ellen Tweeted: “.@Kelly_Clarkson’s baby is here- River Rose! I’m so happy she had a girl. I’ve been texting my vote all night.”

The Sunday World and National Enquirer claim Simon Cowell has been offered $15 million to return to American Idol with Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. A source tells the sites: “In the past, the producers had always pooh-poohed the idea of asking them back. But after last season’s ratings debacle, execs felt they had to do something drastic. So they’re going with the tried-and-true threesome in hopes that the show can go out with a bang.”

Matt Lauer has renewed his contract with NBC and will continue to host The Today Show

Kathy Griffin is going to host the Daytime Emmys on June 22nd

Chelsea Clinton, who is pregnant, was spotted at a New York gala on Friday in leather pants and high heels

The Air Herald claims Adrien Brody may play The Joker in “Man Of Steel 2-Dawn of Justice”. Jason Momoa may play Aquaman in the film

Robert Pattinson won’t be playing Indiana Jones. He tells E!: “I don’t even understand where the story started from. I didn’t even know it was being made.”

Time magazine claims the average World Cup ref runs six miles per game. World Cup viewership in America is up by 8% from 2010

According to a new study, the average dog causes $392 worth of damage around the house every year, making them the MOST destructive pets.  Cats are second, and the least destructive pet you can have is a guinea pig. 

In April, a 46-year-old guy in Pennsylvania hired a hit man to kill his estranged wife’s boyfriend.  But the hit man ratted him out to the cops.  Then once he was behind bars, he tried to hire an inmate to kill the HIT MAN.  But the inmate ratted him out TOO.  So he was arrested AGAIN.

A 450-pound man in Florida was arrested on Friday after a cop pulled him over for not wearing a seatbelt.  Then a drug dog found nearly an ounce of marijuana hidden in one of his STOMACH ROLLS.

A 63-year-old man in Australia was arrested on Wednesday . . . after he spray-painted the phrase “Dumb Cops” on the side of a police station.  Then he tried to get away on a children’s SCOOTER, but police were able to catch up with him.

A bunch of guys were celebrating a bachelor party in New Mexico last week, and accidentally found a 10 million-year-old, 1,000-pound mastodon fossil . . . and actually contacted a professor at the University of New Mexico about it. 

A Chinese woman had an 8-foot-long tapeworm removed from her body. She went to the doctor after she fell ill. The woman got the worm from eating an undercooked holiday meal while on vacation.

The two sequels that hit theaters this weekend both had big openings and debuted to bigger numbers than their originals.  “22 Jump Street” topped “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, $60 million to $50 million.  That’s the second-biggest opening weekend for an R-rated comedy EVER, behind “The Hangover Part II”