The Water Cooler: Jan. 18

‘Different Strokes’ actor dies at 89

Actor Conrad Bain, who starred in the TV sitcom “Different Strokes” as the adoptive father of two black brothers, died Monday.

According to his daughter, the actor died of natural causes at his home in Livermore, Calif.

Bain also starred in films such as “Bananas” and “A Lovely Way To Die.”

Elton John and David Furnish welcome child

Singer Elton John and his partner David Furnish have welcomed their second son, Elijah Joeseph Daniel Furnish-John.

The baby boy was born on Jan. 9 in Los Angeles, Calif.

The couple are currently parents to their 2-year-old son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was also born in Los Angeles through a surrogate mother.

Foster comes out during Golden Globes speech

Jodi Foster was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony. During her acceptance speech, Foster came out to the public, confirming longtime rumors that she is gay.

“Seriously, I hope that you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming-out speech tonight,” she said, “because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago – back in the Stone Age.”

Timberlake works on new tunes

Justin Timberlake has recently revealed via Twitter that he is ready to re-enter the music business.

He released his first single Sunday titled “Suit & Tie,” which features Jay-Z.

The album, “The 20/20 Experience,” is expected to drop later this year.

Information from The Associated Press.

Compiled by Savannah Sawyer, Assistant Features Editor