Welcome to the Morning Brief. These are some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m.
When Lamar Odom fell into a coma in 2015 following a drug overdose, his condition was much, much worse than previously understood. The former NBA star explained Tuesday that he had 12 strokes and six heart attacks during the coma. Holy shit! — TMZ
When legendary singer Aretha Franklin died, she did not have a will or trust. Her four sons have filed a document listing themselves as interested parties. The Queen of Soul was said to be worth around $80 million at the time of her death. — The Root
So, Prince William and Kate Middleton don’t have full custody of children because of the Queen due to a 300-year-old royal law that gives custody to the sovereign. This law applies to all minor grandchildren and means that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have to deal with it, too, when and if they decide to have children. How utterly bizarre. — News.com.au
Love lives! Halsey and G-Easy are “working on their relationship,” a source told the outlet. “They consider each other family and are on good terms now, but not fully back together.” The couple was spotted holding hands while leaving a 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Monday night — E! News
Nicki Minaj and Future‘s co-headlining NICKIHNDRXX Tour was due to kick off a month from today in Baltimore on 9/21. As of tonight, the 28-date North American leg of the tour has been scrapped entirely. The duo is still set to tour Europe and the UK as scheduled, and Nicki Minaj will announce new solo tour dates for 2019. Rumors are that the tour is suffering from low ticket sales. — Pitchfork
Ooh, la la. Chris Pine was looking mighty fine while shirtless on vacation with his girlfriend Annabelle Wallis. — Just Jared
LOL! Maluma was supposedly a “mystery man” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. — Page Six