Woodstock 50 Threatens Lawsuit Against “Woodstock Experience” in North Carolina Woodstock 50 organizer Michael Lang is embroiled in yet another legal dispute. <i>Page Six</i> reports that he’s now threatened a trademark lawsuit against another would-be festival organizer who wants to mount a two-weekend “Woodstock Experience” next month in North Carolina. …Read More »
Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Meghan Markle Among TIME’s Most Influential People on the Internet for 2019
Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Meghan Markle Among TIME’s Most Influential People on the Internet for 2019 <i>TIME </i>is out with its annual list of the 25 most influential people on the internet, based on their global impact on social media and their ability to drive news. Here are 10 notables …Read More »
Jack White Praises “Old Town Road” & The Black Keys Jack White praises the success of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” and his former frenemies The Black Keys in a new interview with Rolling Stone. It’s beautiful. The song is only a minute and 47 seconds long or something–that’s …Read More »
Taylor Swift Launches New “Lover” Merch for Amazon Prime Day After headlining the Amazon Prime Day concert last week, Taylor Swift dropped a new line of merchandise for her forthcoming Lover LP on Amazon Prime Day Monday. <i>People</i> reports that Swift and Amazon teamed up to launch two new bundles …Read More »
Avril Lavigne Shares Haunting Music Video for “I Fell in Love With the Devil” Avril Lavigne has premiered a haunting new music video for her latest single “I Fell in Love With the Devil.” <i>Entertainment Tonight </i>reports that the visual was directed by Elliott Lester and opens with a glammed-up …Read More »
Hayden Panettiere’s Loved Ones Are “Begging” Her to Leave Abusive Boyfriend Friends and family of Hayden Panettiere are reportedly “begging” for the actress to leave her allegedly abusive boyfriend Brian Hickerson. “Her friends and family have been worried about her for quite a while, and things seem to have gotten …Read More »
Kylie Jenner & Sofia Richie Pose Nude During Girls’ Trip to Turks & Caicos Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie took a break during their Turks and Caicos girls’ trip to pose nude on Instagram this week. <i>Us Weekly</i> reports that 21-year-old Kylie posted a snap of herself Sunday in the …Read More »
Amber Heard’s Friend “Never Saw Amber Injured in Any Way” by Johnny Depp Johnny Depp may have received help from an unexpected source in his ongoing court battle with ex-wife Amber Heard. In legal documents reviewed by The Blast, a woman who describes herself as a Heard friend says “on …Read More »
Post Malone Announces Fall North American Tour Dates Post Malone has announced a North American tour that will kick off in Tacoma, Washingtonm in mid-September. Pitchfork reports that the Runaway Tour will feature supporting acts Swae Lee and L.A. based artist Tyla Yaweh, and will criss-cross North America with 29 …Read More »
Adam Rippon Says Taylor Swift Was “the Nicest” Shooting “You Need to Calm Down” Video Adam Rippon has revealed that it was “such a dream to work with” Taylor Swift on her music video for “You Need to Calm Down.” “As nice as you think she is, she is just …Read More »
Hailey Baldwin Claps Back at Tool Frontman Over “Hurtful” Justin Bieber Comment Hailey Baldwin is defending her husband against Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan after the latter said it was a “bummer” that Justin Bieber is a fan of his band. “He expressed he was a fan of your music. …Read More »
John Mayer Tells a Fan to “Google Me” When She Asks Why He’s Still SingleJohn Mayer had a hilarious response for a fan who recently asked him why he’s not taken. On Monday, the Instagram user commented, “Beautiful! How are you still single?” alongside a black-and-white pic of the 41-year-old artist …Read More »
Helen Mirren Cuts Her Own Hair With Kitchen Scissors Oscar winner Helen Mirren admitted on daytime television that she cuts her own hair at home, according to <i>Page Six</i>. The actress told the British show <i>This Morning</i> that she once told her stylist, “The cut I have right now, Stefan, is …Read More »
Ariana Grande Releases 1st Photos from Givenchy Fashion Collaboration The first glimpses of Ariana Grande as the face of Givenchy are here. As might be expected, the black-and-white photo collages–which the French fashion house shared on its Instagram over the weekend–are artsy, glamorous and (of course) show off her usual …Read More »
Paul McCartney Reunites With Beatles Bandmate Ringo Starr, Jams with Joe Walsh at L.A. Show Paul McCartney closed out his North American tour with a little help from his friends–and, more specifically, his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr. According to <i>Variety</i>, Macca introduced the affable drummer during the encore of his …Read More »
Oprah Winfrey Opens a Private Road So Maui Residents Can Evacuate from Brush Fire Talk about good neighbors: Oprah Winfrey is drawing kudos and thanks from Hawaiians for opening up a private road so Maui residents could evacuate from a nasty brush fire. The mogul’s benevolence came to light after …Read More »
Meghan Markle Sent DJ Idris Elba a Playlist for Her Wedding to Prince Harry When Idris Elba manned the decks for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018, he wasn’t DJing blindly. In fact, during a recent interview, Elba revealed that Markle sent him a playlist …Read More »
Lil Wayne Isn’t Quitting Blink-182 Tour, Says He’s “Having Too Much Fun” False alarm! As it turns out, Lil Wayne isn’t quitting the blink-182 tour after all, despite the fact he played a truncated set last Thursday in Virginia and point-blank said from the stage, “This might be my last …Read More »
“Heartbroken” Jennifer Lopez Reschedules Blackout-Interrupted NYC Concert Jennifer Lopez was forced to reschedule her Saturday night Madison Square Garden show to Monday night after her concert was interrupted by the New York City blackout. Fan-shot video (including from Oprah BFF Gayle King, who happened to be in attendance) showed that …Read More »
Kelly Clarkson Tells Taylor Swift to Re-Record Her Old Songs After Big Machine Drama Kelly Clarkson’s got a suggestion for Taylor Swift now that the latter’s sworn enemy, Scooter Braun, owns her back catalog. “Just a thought, you should go in and re-record all the songs that you don’t own the …Read More »
Scarlett Johansson Blames “Clickbait” Editing After Saying She Should Be Able to Play “Any Person, Tree or Animal”
Scarlett Johansson Blames “Clickbait” Editing After Saying She Should Be Able to Play “Any Person, Tree or Animal” <div>Scarlett Johansson is once again suffering from foot-in-mouth disease after once again insisting that she should be allowed to play a transgender character. “As an actor, I should be allowed to play …Read More »
Mariah Carey, Smash Mouth Reply to Lil Nas X’s Tweet About Making More “Old Town Road” Remixes Mariah Carey and Smash Mouth are among the artists who responded affirmatively to Lil Nas X after the phenom tweeted this past Friday, “Deep down inside I wanna release another ‘Old Town Road’ …Read More »
Cardi B & Offset Throw “Lit” $400K 1st Birthday Party for Kulture Despite NYC BlackoutCardi B and Offset threw what the former called a “lit” first birthday party for daughter Kulture in New York City on Saturday night, despite the fact that part of the festivities were marred by the …Read More »
In the past few years, Scarlett Johansson has taken some serious heat for a few roles she’s taken on, and it seems she is ready push back. First, she got slammed for accepting the role of Major Mira Killian in 2017’s Ghost in Her Shell, see...Read More »
Channing Tatum needs to get some stuff off his chest. He sent out a bizarre video via Twitter of his ruminations on the app The Pattern. The 39-year-old said he downloaded the app and put his birthday and time of birth in, and that’s when things ...Read More »
Avengers: Endgame is headed toward complete box office dominance. The Disney and Marvel megahit snagged an additional $2.8 million at the B.O. this weekend, for a total of $2.78 billion worldwide, just $7.16 million behind Avatar’s all-time recor...Read More »
HBO is responding to reports of behind-the-scenes drama of Big Little Lies, which stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep. According to reports (first published in IndieWire), HBO wrested control of the second season from director An...Read More »
Twitter has been heated over Stranger Things since the Netflix mega-hit dropped July 4th, and it seems like things are reaching a boiling point.
The main contention point is Police Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour), who seems to sacrifice himself in order to save the town of Hawkins from Russian spies and, of course, the dreaded Upside Down. Still, he spends most of the season before that terrorizing his daughter Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), screams at Joyce (Winona Ryder) like a loony while simultaneously courting her, and generally wreaking havoc and threatening folks with ultra-violence at every turn.
Fans are SPLIT. The most prominent member of the anti-Hopper camp is Evan Rachel Wood, who basically thinks his "extreme jealousy and violent rages are not flattering or sexy like TV would have you believe," while another user opines that his and Joyce’s relationship is "toxic and very unhealthy."
One observer summed up the conundrum thusly: "I’m 20 minutes into 'Stranger Things' and I’ve already learned that being a good father is about having a full-on psychotic break over the idea that your daughter might be horny."
Not so, argue others. One defender insisted: "hopper lost his daughter and el never had anybody that loved and cared for her, they filled the holes in both their hearts and became a family and i think that’s beautiful," while many others likened his character to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, saying more father should "be amazing" and "sacrifice " themselves to "save the world."Read More »
BLUMHOUSE & UNIVERSAL CAST INVISIBLE MAN: The Haunting of Hill House star Oliver Jackson-Cohen has snagged the title role in Universal/Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man, which beings production this month in Sydney, Australia. Originally, Johnny ...Read More »
JENELLE EVANS SAYS SHE DOESN’T KNOW IF DAVID EASON KILLED NUGGET: So many questions! Teen Mom 2 alum Jenelle Evans talked to TMZ to clarify questions about what, if anything, she knew about her dog Nugget, who she previously said husband David Ea...Read More »
Ed Sheeran Finally Confirms He’s Married to Longtime Love Cherry Seaborn Ed Sheeran may have just been “Thinking Out Loud” when he finally admitted in a Friday interview that he’s married to longtime love Cherry Seaborn. <i>ET</i> notes that Sheeran’s confession came as he was discussing his new 50 Cent …Read More »
Lil Wayne Announces Mid-Performance He May Quit Blink-182 Joint Tour Was Lil Wayne “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” when he announced in the middle of his Thursday night tour stop that he may quit his joint trek with Blink-182? <i>Us Weekly</i> reports that the rapper stopped his set at the Jiffy …Read More »
Meghan Markle & Prince Harry to Attend “Lion King”<i> </i>Premiere in London Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry will be attending the London premiere of the live-action <i>The Lion King</i>. According to <i>The Daily Mail, </i>the couple will travel to Leicester Square for the event, which will …Read More »
Miley Cyrus Felt “Ridiculous” Playing Hannah Montana After Having Sex Miley Cyrus admits in a new interview that she had a hard time portraying Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel after becoming sexually active. “I [wanted to stop being Hannah Montana] once I was 18 because it felt ridiculous,” Cyrus …Read More »
Lil Nas X Drops New “Old Town Road” Remix With Young Thug & Mason Ramsey Lil Nas X has premiered a new remix of “Old Town Road” that adds Young Thug and Mason Ramsey to the mix. While the new version keeps the Billy Ray Cyrus intro from the most …Read More »
Disney Releases Star-Studded “The Lion King” Soundtrack Beyoncé and Donald Glover are among the artists who put a fresh spin on Disney classics on the new soundtrack for <i>The Lion King</i>. Out now, the soundtrack features Queen Bey and Glover teaming up for a Pharrell Williams-produced version of “Can You …Read More »
R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Crime Charges in Chicago R. Kelly was reportedly arrested in Chicago on Thursday, this time on federal sex crime charges. NBC News reports that earlier that day, a 13-count indictment was handed down on charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction …Read More »
Cardi B Slams Jermaine Dupri for Calling Female Hip-Hoppers “Strippers Rapping”Cardi B is clapping back at Jermaine Dupri after the famous producer dissed today’s female hip-hop stars as “strippers rapping.” “I feel they’re all rapping about the same thing. I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper,” the …Read More »
A judge has approved yet another reorganization of Harvey Weinstein’s legal team, just 60 days before the accused rapist and former movie mogul is due in court to face assault charges. Lawyer Jose Baez, who rose to fame representing Casey Anth...Read More »
Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans told police that she fabricated the story about her husband David Eason killing their French bulldog "for the publicity," according to the Columbus County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office.
"Jenelle stated that the reason she filed the animal cruelty report was for the publicity and because she did not know where her dog was," officials said in a press release, obtained by Page Six.
The sheriff’s office went on to say that a search of their home found "no blood evidence or any other physical evidence to validate that an animal had been fatally injured on the property."
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Eason seemed to cop to Evans' original story, blaming the dog’s aggressive behavior around their 2-year-old Ensley on the fatal beating: "I dont give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face … whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I dont put up with that s–t at all."
He continued, "I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me."
Uproar over the alleged incident caused Teen Mom to fire Evans and for their three children to be temporarily taken away from them.
Social media didn’t buy Evans’ retraction. Wrote one person: "Didn’t the kids confirm that David did kill Nugget? The Sheriff can’t be this stupid. They know she’s covering for him. She should be charged with filing a false police report."Read More »
Amanda Seyfried knows how powerful images can be, and she is speaking out about one influencer’s impact on viewers. Earlier this week, Instagram influencer Arielle Charnas hit up social media to share a shot of herself in a bikini, saying she’s "proud" of her body after welcoming two kids into the world.
Several followers took issue with the pic, saying that she was promoting an "unrealistic" and "unhealthy" body image to the world. One of the commenters was a friend of Seyfried’s who said she should cop to how how her "wealth made your workouts/body possible." And if not, the pal noted, Charnas is "just perpetuating the patriarchal (totally unrealistic) notion that mothers should 'bounce back' after childbirth."
Seyfried then hopped on the gram and posted her own thoughts on her feed. "F--k it- this is feed material. My very smart friend (again-not tagging) wrote this on a semi-influencer's feed and she blocked both of us (even though I didn't tag her-at least she's getting the message)," Seyfried wrote. "If we're ready to get paid for flaunting our lifestyle (and inspiring some in the meantime) we have to be open to the discussions surrounding what we're promoting."
She continued: "We have to back ourselves up- not run away from the issues it presents. There are gray areas everywhere. Each of us has a chance to back ourselves- especially on this platform. If you know who you are- take a second to decide if what you're throwing out there is worth it- in the big picture."
But then the comment section lit up in both comment sections. One follower told Seyfried: "thank you for speaking up and sharing your thoughts and engaging in the conversation — it is exhausting and seems Sisyphean, but you do make a difference. You have changed minds or, at the least, made people think — even though it took so much of your energy. Thank you for this! And thank you for being you."
But Charnas fans backed her up too. Wrote one: "You look amazing, and more importantly you are feeling amazing."Read More »
While many people would be nursing serious doubts about the nature of romance following a split from a long-term partner you share a child with, in which there were rumors of infidelity splashed across front pages around the world, Irina Shayk has a re...Read More »
Suits alum Meghan Markle graced many red carpets in Hollywood, but she is about to walk her first as a royal. Meghan and Prince Harry are set to make their first royal red carpet appearance together on Sunday evening for The Lion King in London.
The new parents will leave baby Archie at home, according to reports. The Lion King is set to take its live-action bow in London’s West End. Harry will be there in part to promote his conservation work on behalf of communities near endangered wildlife in Africa. The remake of the Disney classic stars Beyoncé as the voice of Nala and Donald Glover as the voice of Simba. Harry and Meghan will reportedly meet some of the cast and crew, and mingle with representatives from organizations behind conservation efforts, before they all watch the film together.
In a few months, Harry, Meghan and Archie will leave for a tour of South Africa, where they will promote conservation and education initiatives.
SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM
Meanwhile, critics are hitting back at the royals for speaking out against social media, but then also having an Instagram account, @SussexRoyal.
One commentator told Sky News: "So we had Prince Harry telling a young audience 'stay away from social media, it can damage your mental health, please live lives in balance and stop worrying about how you look.'" She added, "Literally the very next day they launched their Instagram account. So I think there’s a little bit of management perhaps that needs to be improved."Read More »
ABC PULLS PLUG ON MURDER: The Viola Davis drama How To Get Away With Murder is getting killed after season 6, ABC says. The Shondaland-produced drama will wrap with 15 more episodes in the 2019-2020 season. "Viola Davis made television history with her...Read More »
OLIVIA CULPO OPENS UP: Miss Universe winner Olivia Culpo, 27, took to Instagram Thursday to discuss her current and past mental state. It has been a rough year for Culpo, who split from NFL star Danny Amendola after he was photographed out and about with CBS sports reporter Bianca Peters. On Thursday, she posted two shots of herself, writing: "2nd photo, a few months ago: I was depressed. I had no appetite, was drinking way too much, smoking, couldn't sleep, and couldn't eat. But I was still taking photos on social media and pretending everything was great. I was going through a difficult situation that left me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt and it had taken its toll physically. The feeling of despair is a relatable one, so I feel a responsibility to anyone else going through something difficult to say that it's ok to not be ok." Culpo continued: "1st photo is from the other day, and I am looking healthier. I have my appetite back and am treating my body correctly. We're all too familiar with the 'highlight REEL' of Instagram so I wanted to get REAL and tell you it's not always as amazing as it seems."
HEIDI KLUM, TOM KAULITZ ARE HITCHED: Surprise! Heidi Klum, 45, and Tom Kaulitz, 29, are married. Public records show they obtained a confidential marriage certificate and made it official in February, TMZ was first to report. The pair went public with their relationship in early 2018.
AHS: 1984 CAST REVEALED: Get ready, horror fans! American Horror Story: 1984 just dropped its first teaser, and revealed its cast, which will include Billie Lourd, Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Matthew Morrison, Emma Roberts, Cody Fern and Gus Kenworthy. Ryan Murphy made the big reveal on Instagram. American Horror Story: 1984 will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. on FX.
NICOLE KIDMAN GETS A POOCH: Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman reveals that she fulfilled a lifelong dream of hers with the acquisition of a purse-sized pup. "My first puppy... actually my first dog. Been waiting my whole life for this!" the 52-year-old star posted. Her bold faced-pals were just as excited as she was over her new poodle. "So cute!" wrote Isla Fisher, while Katie Couric mirrored the "cute" response. Country singer Kimberly Schlapman replied, "You’re gonna have a friend for life!"Read More »
Cardi B, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, and Lili Reinhart appear in a series of new mini-trailers for the upcoming film Hustlers. The Blast reports that all each mini-trailer features one stripper character from the upcoming film. The movie is based on real-life events that unfolded after a group of strippers started …Read More »
Irina Shayk may have given up on longtime baby daddy Bradley Cooper, but that doesn’t mean she’s given up on love. “Do I believe in marriage? Yes, of course,” the 33-year-old supermodel tells Harper’s Bazaar in her first interview since splitting from the 44-year-old Oscar nominee. “I’m not the kind …Read More »
Did Taylor Swift Call Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta “Dirty Cheats” During Amazon Prime Concert? When it comes to her Big Machine label drama, it seems Taylor Swift isn’t gonna “Shake It Off.” During her headlining performance on Amazon’s all-female Prime Day Concert on Wednesday, Swift made sure to emphasize …Read More »
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has been charged with three felonies after being arrested for domestic battery against boyfriend Andrew Glennon earlier this month. The 29-year-old is facing charges of domestic battery, criminal recklessness committed with...Read More »
Forbes released its list of the top 100 highest-paid entertainers on Wednesday, and 10-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift snagged the top slot. Forbes estimated that the 29-year-old’s pretax income was a staggering $185 million, a 131% increase over...Read More »