A 1989 file photo of Zsa Zsa Gabor arriving at court with husband, Prince Frederick von Anhalt, right, as fans show their support. (File photo/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Scoop: Hollywood ‘darling’ Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was mostly known for playing herself during her 60-year career, has died at age 99, according to Variety.

Gabor was known for her accented English, such as when she said “darling” and it sounded like “dah-link,” her antics off-screen, such as when she slapped a Beverly Hills cop, her jewelry and her nine marriages and ex-husbands, Variety reports.

Gabor’s cause of death was heart failure, according to the New York Times, who quoted Gabor’s longtime publicist Edward Lozzi.

Gabor’s career began in 1936 when she was named Miss Hungary. Her career went strong into the 1990s, outlasting her equally famous sisters, Eva and Magda, the New York Times reports. Eva died in 1995 and Magda died in 1997, according to Variety.

Zsa Zsa was often in the news over the years due to her increasingly failing health, Variety reports. She broke her hip in 2010 after being confined to a wheelchair after a 2002 car accident. In 2005, she had a massive stroke.

Gabor was also reported to have indirectly lost millions in the Bernie Madoff scandal, Variety reports. Gabor was survived by her husband.

‘Flip or Flop’ flap continues

A source tells People that Tarek El Moussa, co-host of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop,” had formerly dated a nanny of his children.

Tarek and his wife Christina, who is also co-host of “Flip or Flop,” announced that they were separating after an alleged incident regarding guns and a possible suicide attempt.

The couple had reportedly separated and continued living with each for months, with People reporting that they had also been dating other people during that time.

Christina’s relationship with a fellow design industry professional has become romantic, People reports.

The source that talked to People about the nanny emphasized that it wasn’t a nanny the couple had hire to help care for their two children, Taylor, 6, and Brayden, 1, but a nanny that Tarek had hired to help care for the children after their split when they were in his custody.

People reports that the two are no longer dating and have identified the former flame as Alyssa Logan, 23.

Michael Sheen focusing on activism

Welsh actor Michael Sheen wants to clarify remarks he made about quitting acting and dedicating more of his life to political activism that was reported by The Times, according to the BBC.

The Times originally reported that Sheen “was abandoning” his career in order to fight “far-right populism.”

The BBC reports that Sheen, in a blog statement, posted that in order to focus more on political activism in his home town of Port Harbor, he may have to scale back his acting work a bit.

In his interview Saturday with The Times, he said, “In the same way as the Nazis had to be stopped in Germany in the thirties, this thing that is on the rise has to be stopped.”

Happy birthday

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is 36. … Actress Alyssa Milano is 44. … Actress Kristy Swanson is 47. … Magician Criss Angel is 49. … Actress Jennifer Beals is 53. … Actor Mike Lookinland (“The Brady Bunch”) is 56. … Country singer Janie Fricke is 69. Actress Cicely Tyson is 92.

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