Welcome to the Morning Brief. These are some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m.
It was all about the lengthy negotiations. Entertainment Tonight reports that Pink was also in consideration as a possible Halftime performer, but negotiations between her team and the NFL ultimately broke down. [Entertainment Tonight]
A heartbreaking but inspiring post. Selma Blair has revealed she has multiple sclerosis (MS) in an Instagram post. [BBC News]
Happy Anniversary! Cher‘s “Believe,” her megahit that turns 20 on Monday, changed the way modern music is made, an amusing distinction for a song with vocals that bear more than a passing resemblance to Kermit the Frog. [USA Today]
People called him “fat and gross.” People are assholes. During a chat on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jonah Hill openly discussed his fluctuating weight and how it has inspired him to seek messages of community and acceptance in his directorial debut, Mid90s. [The Wrap]
Another one bites the dust. “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Netflix and Marvel announced the cancellation in a joint statement released Friday. [USA Today]
The power of Jamie Lee Curtis. Universal’s Halloween, the 11th film in the horror franchise, beat expectations and earned an estimated $77.5 million in North America this weekend. That’s the best opening ever for the 40-year-old slasher series. [CNN]
Kim Kardashian is now thankful for that hotel robbery in Paris. Kim says that she was “grateful for the experience. Even though it was horrific and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone, it really did deeply change me to where now I feel like I can get back to myself.” [E! News]
There she goes! Paula Abdul fell off the stage during a performance in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday. Fingers crossed that she’s okay!