■ Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” is sidelined again. The host is recovering from surgery for a burst appendix just a month or so after he got COVID-19 and had to cancel episodes in mid-October. The surgery scrubbed shows planned for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with guests including
Jennifer Garner, Baz Luhrmann, Patrick Stewart and Kelsey Grammer.
■ Canadian actor Joshua Jackson and British actor Jodie Turner-Smith have reached a custody agreement nearly two months after she filed for divorce. The pair, who wed in summer 2019, will share joint custody of daughter Juno, 3, and neither will pay child support.
■ Three years after jewelry designer Orianne Cevey split from Phil Collins for a second time, she’s selling some of the rock star’s stuff, including a Yamaha grand piano and a vintage Wurlitzer jukebox, apparently a wedding gift when they first married in 1999. The pair divorced in 2006 and reconciled 10 years later, until Cevey eloped with escort/musician
Tom Bates. It took months for Collins to evict them from his Florida home.
■ Jean Knight, a soul singer whose hits included “Mr. Big Stuff” and “Do Me,” has died. She was 80. “Mr. Big Stuff” earned Knight a Grammy nomination for female R&B vocal performance in 1972, but the award went to Aretha Franklin for “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
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