WEDNESDAY OCT 28, 2020
Kid Cudi Announces New Album
Kid Cudi has announced his upcoming album. The news came via Twitter when he posted a trailer video filled with mystery. His last two albums hit the top 5 on Billboard charts and sold Platinum.
Just last year, he and Kanye West along with Ty Dolla $ign were facing a lawsuit over their record “Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)” from the Kids See Ghost Album.
No release date mentioned, but he will be continuing the Man on the Moon theme… This one will be title Man on the Moon III.
THE TRILOGY CONTINUES… pic.twitter.com/4Umpj7Ohqr
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) October 26, 2020
Shawn Mendes made his first stop on the Wonder Residency tour last night (October 27th).
The singer’s live performance at The Palace Theater, aired on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. According to Mendes’s Instagram, the medley of “Intro” and “Wonder” was the first in a series of show sthat will take place at different theaters and clubs to help out venues shuttered by the coronavirus.
He is also selling a limited edition Wonder Residency poster with all proceeds benefitting the National Independent Venue Association.
Selena Gomez just voted for the first time.
The 28-year-old posted a photo to Instagram Thursday (October 22nd) that showed her “I VOTED” sticker, but she didn’t reveal until Tuesday (October 27th) that it was her first time casting a ballot.
Gomez told the Voting Power Hour YouTube stream with Loud Luxury, “Honestly, I’m not ashamed to say this, but I kind of, I kind of—this was my first time.”
Although she was eager to make her vote count, she also made sure to do it safely. The singer – who had a kidney transplant in 2017, following a her lupus diagnosis – said that she mailed in her ballot although she “would prefer to do it in person”.
Demi Lovato will host the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards.
The “I Love Me” singer/songwriter has dominated the music industry and racked up People’s Choice Awards over the past decade, receiving five wins and 12 nominations across top categories such as “Favorite Female Artist” and “Favorite Music Fan Following.”
Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events & Lifestyle Digital said in a statement, “Demi Lovato is an international icon and we cannot wait for her to host the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards. Her authentic presence and dynamic talents will make for an unforgettable night.”
The 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards will broadcast live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA on Sunday, November 15th from 9:00-11:00p.m. ET/PT.
We can keep a secret could you, @ddlovato? Any plans on Sunday, November 15th?
— E! News (@enews) October 27, 2020
New ‘Saved by the Bell’ Trailer Gives First Glimpse of Peacock Series
Good news for fans of the Bayside High gang from the late-1980’s/early 1990’s – the ‘Saved by the Bell’ gang is back! Well, most of them. A new trailer shows a first look at Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen reprising their roles of Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski—the lovebird couple we all remember. Also in the trailer in Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, who played A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano.
The trailer looks deeper into the story line, as well, where Zack has become the governor (that’s right!) who closes several underfunded high schools, leaving area students to attend Bayside, where his son Mac attends school. Who else is at the school? Jessie’ son, Jamie, who is a student – and AC is the gym teacher! Insert hilarity here. Notable omissions include the other two members of the gang – Lisa Turtle and ‘Screech’. The show premieres Nov. 25 on Peacock.
TUESDAY OCT 27 , 2020
Meghan Markle is trying to get a video removed from the Internet.
”The Ultimate Guy’s Girl” was shot by Men’s Health magazine in 2013. It shows Megan seductively grilling burgers while placing her fingers in her mouth and biting her lip.
A source tells the magazine, “Meghan can’t stand that video, it’s so cringe. She made it during a much different time in her life, when she was climbing the Hollywood ladder. A lot of actresses do things like this for publicity and to boost their resumes. She’s already having trouble getting people to take her seriously. Having such an erotic video out there is not going to help that. That video has had more than a million clicks and climbing. It’s a valuable advertising revenue stream for them, so they’re not in any rush to shut it down just because Meghan’s a duchess now!”
Drake is planning to drop his new album in January.
Justin Bieber And Taylor Swift Nominated for AMA Artist Of The Year
Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd will all compete for the Artist of the Year award at the 2020 American Music Awards.
Dua Lipa, who will perform at this year’s AMAs, announced the nominees in three categories live on Good Morning America Monday (October 26th).
The Weeknd and Roddy Rich each snagged eight AMA nominations, more than any other artist. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion earned five nominations, becoming the most nominated female artist this year. And in a six-way tie, Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, DaBaby and Doja Cat all earned four nominations each.
The 2020 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22nd at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.
Harry Styles Premieres Video For ‘Golden’
Harry Styles premiered the official video for his new single “Golden” Monday (October 26th). Directed by Ben and Gabe Turner, the video was shot against the backdrop of the Amalfi Coast. “Golden” is already certified Gold by the RIAA and is the follow-up single to “Watermelon Sugar” and “Adore You,” both of which are certified Multi-Platinum.
Ariana Grande Has Joined TikTok
Ariana Grande has joined TikTok. On Sunday (October 25th) the singer joined the social media platform in order to promote her newest single, “Positions.”
Her first to TikTok videos showed clips from the track’s new music video. One of the snippets, showing Grande rolling out pizza dough, has already received more than 1 million likes
MONDAY OCT 26, 2020
Ariana Grande Reveals Tracklist For ‘Positions’
Ariana Grande revealed more about Positions on Twitter Saturday (October 24th) night.
The fourteen-track album includes songs like “Motive” featuring Doja Cat, “Off The Table” featuring The Weekend and “Safety Net” with Ty Dolla $ign.
Her seventh studio album will be available on Friday, October 30th.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 24, 2020
Folklore Becomes The First Album Of 2020 To Sell A Million Copies
Taylor Swift’s foklore is having a great month. The album returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for an eighth nonconsecutive week (on the chart dated October 31st) and it became the first album of 2020 to sell a million copies in the U.S.
Folklore, released on July 24th, is Swift’s ninth album to sell at least 1 million copies in in the US.
- Folklore completed “the longest consecutive run at #1 since 2016” with six straight weeks atop the Billboard 200.
- Taylor Swift has achieved 48 cumulative weeks at No. 1 across all of her chart-topping albums which marks a record amongst women
- Swift stands out as the only artist to have seven albums each sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week (Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, reputation, Lover and folklore).
Justin Bieber Debuts Documentary Trailer
Justin Bieber shared the trailer to his forthcoming documentary, Justin Bieber: The Next Chapter.
In the trailer, Bieber reflects on his faith, saying that Christianity has made him more confident in his relationships. In addition to religion, the film will focus on the singer’s life during the coronavirus pandemic, his thoughts on fame and behind-the-scenes footage of Bieber with Chance The Rapper.
The YouTube Originals documentary will premiere on October 30th
Oprah Winfrey Told Kanye West Not To Run For President
During an interview with Joe Rogan, Kanye West revealed that Oprah Winfrey told him not to run for president after he announced that he would run during the 2015 MTV VMAs. He explained, “I remember running into Oprah two days or one day after that, and she’s like you don’t want to be president. One of the things Oprah said is she said, ‘you got to bone up on your foreign affairs.’ I remember this, because it’s Oprah talking, so I’m gonna remember a lot of what the conversation was, but that’s the first thing she said was foreign affairs and foreign policies.”
Kanye also revealed that he was medicated after his infamous 2018 appearance on TMZ. He explained, “They told me I was bipolar. I remember going on TMZ and saying, ‘Slavery is a choice,’ and they medicated me for saying that. For having that opinion and saying it out loud. As I put those contracts up, I’m saying, ‘This is a choice.’”
He also revealed that he registered for his presidential bid so late because of COVID-19. He explained, “Why did I register so late to run for president? COVID. I had the virus and I was sitting in quarantine in my house and my cousin texts me about being prepared to run for president. And I just completely put it off to the side ‘cause I was like shivering and having the shakes and taking hot showers and eating soup. … [Coronavirus] threw everyone off. It threw everybody’s plans off. And then it was just this calling on my heart.”
ORLANDO BLOOM’S SURPRISE FOR KATY PERRY:
Orlando Bloom wished Katy Perry a “Happy Birthday” with a special video message from the fictional reporter Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen). Dubbing her Katy Pepsi, he said: “It must be nice to see Orlando Bloom! You will have a very nice birthday. A lot of cream on your cake. Why not?”
FRIDAY OCT 23, 2020
Miley Cyrus Will Release 7th Studio Album In November
Miley Cyrus’s seventh studio record, Plastic Hearts, will be released on November 27th.
The singer made the announcement on Instagram early Friday morning (October 23rd).
In a lengthy post, Cyrus explained that she has been working on the album for the last two years but lost most of the music in house fire.
She wrote, “Just when I thought the body of work was finished it was ALL erased. Including most of the musics relevance. Because EVERYTHING HAD CHANGED.”
“Nature did what I now see as a favor and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes.”
The album is currently available for pre-order at mileycyrusplastichearts.com
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If you’re reading this… know that I fucking love and appreciate you on the deepest level. I began this album over 2 years ago. Thought I had it all figured out. Not just the record with its songs and sounds but my whole fucking life. But no one checks an ego like life itself. Just when I thought the body of work was finished… it was ALL erased. Including most of the musics relevance. Because EVERYTHING had changed. Nature did what I now see as a favor and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes. Luckily my collaborators still had most of the music that was burned up in journals and computers filled with songs for the EP series I was working on at the time. But it never felt right to release my “story” (each record being a continual autobiography) with a huge chapter missing. If it were a chapter in my book I guess I would call it “The Beginning” which usually when something is over we call it “The End”. But it was far from that. In triumph and gratitude I present to you my 7th studio record, Plastic Hearts. To be released Nov. 27th 2020. XXMC Pre Order in Bio. Photograph by: @therealmickrock
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Not Hiding Relationship Now
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson packed on a PDA at Kim Kardashian West’s 40th birthday party after reconciling amid the pandemic. Their reconciliation has frustrated some fans, who fear that she will fall into the same patterns where they’re back together, and then he’ll get bored and cheat on her again. As fans may recall, he publicly cheated shortly before she gave birth to their daughter True, then again after she took him back with Kylie Jenner’s then-BFF Jordyn Woods.
At the KKW founder’s surprise bash, featured on KUWTK, Thompson was spotted kissing Kardashian. The pair rekindled the romance during COVID. A source tells Us: “It is always a worry that Tristan can go back to his old ways, especially once he’s on the road and working again, but they have spent so much time trying to heal from past wrongdoings, so this isn’t her main focus at this point. She wants to move on and eliminate that chapter from their lives, but not forget about it at the same time.”
They added: “They have been acting like a married couple and are so comfortable with each other. Tristan has been being a great dad. Things are really coming around and Khloe is hopeful about their future.”
Justin Timberlake Encourages People To Vote
Justin Timberlake posted a throwback photo to Instagram in order to encourage fans to vote.
The “Man Of The Woods” singer posted the image from 2000 to show how old he was when he cast his first ballot and revealed that he will be voting for Joe Biden in the November election.
He wrote, “If you’re voting for the first time, or you’re still not sure if you even want to vote – because you think your voice won’t make an impact, or you don’t trust the process, or it all seems just like a headache…all I can say is, we really need you.”
Camila Cabello Debuts New Short Hairdo
Camila Cabello showed off her new, short haircut on Instagram Thursday (October 22nd). A photo taken by her boyfriend, Shawn Mendes, shows the singer in an alleyway, sporting a wavy, shoulder-length hairdo with bangs.
She wrote, “LOST MY SHORT HAIR VIRGINITY!!!! I’ve had long hair all my life it’s TIME TO FEEL THE AIR ON THESE SHOULDERS BABY.”
Beyonce and her daughter, Blue Ivy, have released a 60-minute workout video to promote Ivy’s new collaboration with Adidas.
THURSDAY OCT 22, 2020
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST TOASTS 40
Kim Kardashian West is ringing in a new decade with family and close friends at an island, ET reports. She flew everyone in private jets, “and is looking forward to celebrating with the ones who mean the most to her.” 30 people in total were flown to the top-secret location. Guests include Kanye West, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner and Jonathan Cheban. Everyone was tested for COVID pre-flight.
Amber Rose Opens Up About Kanye West Slut-Shaming Her
Amber Rose has opened up about her ex Kanye West slut shaming her. In an interview with No Jumper, when asked how she felt about Kanye saying he had to take 30 showers to wash Amber off of his body before his wife Kim Kardashian would date him, she said, “I don’t know if he says things to make his wife more comfortable, but to slut shame me and say that you needed 30 showers, it’s like, bro, you took me around the world. Like, since when do you need 30 showers? I could see if it was, you know, a one night thing and you wanted to shame me okay. But it’s like, you’ve done a lot for me. You’ve done a lot for me, you know.”
She also discussed ending her relationship with him, saying, “[He’s] just not my type of people. I like down to earth, cool people. I like compassionate people. I’m not vindictive. I’ve been offered book deals to talk about him and just wild sh** and I don’t want to do it. I don’t want money from stuff like that, that’s not good. Not all money is good money. I don’t live my life like that. That wouldn’t make me happy.”
She continued, “Even if somebody is picking on me, which he has for 10 years, he has picked on me for 10 years. He has bullied me for 10 years. But I’ve just moved on. I’m happy. I have an amazing husband. I have two beautiful kids.“
Ariana Grande Announces New Single
Ariana Grande’s new single, “Positions” drops tomorrow (Friday, October 23rd) . The singer made the announcement on Instagram, alongside a black and white image of herself in a long-sleeved crop top and matching skirt.
A second post shared a very brief clip of the song, played over the name of the single and an image of the singer, while a countdown clock appeared in her stories.
The singer first revealed on Oct. 14 that she was dropping her sixth studio album this month.
MEGHAN TRAINOR IS HAVING A BOY
Meghan Trainor is having a baby boy. The singer allowed her husband Daryl Sabara to share the news with Kelly Clarkson. According to an Instagram post, Trainor will share all of her “big baby reveals” Tuesday, October 27th on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
JESSIE J IS SINGLE
Jessie J is back on the market. The singer, who has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Channing Tatum since September 2018, revealed her status in an Instagram post Tuesday (October 20th). She captioned a video of herself twerking with, “Single life in a pandemic”. Billboard reports that the two broke up in December before getting back together in early 2020
WEDNESDAY OCT 21, 2020
All of Sam Mendes’s Songs Are About Camilla Cabello
The official trailer for the Shawn Mendes documentary, In Wonder, revealed that Camilla Cabello has been the inspiration for all of his songs.
At the end of the trailer, released Tuesday (October 20th) the Grammy nominated singer says, [“A song comes on the radio or something and I’m like everything is about you, they’ve always been about you. She goes, ‘What do you mean?’ I’m like, ‘They’re all about you. Like, every song I ever wrote.’”] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . I ever wrote.)
According to Page Six, the couple met in 2014 after touring together as opening acts for Austin Mahone and took their relationship public after collaborating on the songs “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Señorita’ in 2019.
The documentary will debut November 23rd on Netflix.
Miley Cyrus Is Working On An Album Of Metallica Covers
Miley Cyrus is working on an album of Metallica covers.
The singer told fashion designer Rick Owens during a conversation featured in Interview magazine, “We’ve been working on a Metallica cover album and I’m here working on that.” She also revealed that she was not at home and taking the call from “someone else’s bed.”
Cyrus previously covered Metallica’s “Noting Else Matters” at Glastonbury in 2019.
ARIANA GRANDE SWIPES BORAT CUTOUT, SENDS PIZZA TO VOTERS
Ariana Grande walked off with a cardboard cutout of Sasha Baron Cohen following the premiere of the Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Monday (October 19th). The singer gushed about the film in her Instagram stories before sharing a video of herself swiping the cutout. Subsequent stories showed the Borat display in various parts of the singer’s home. On the same night, Grande’s mother tweeted that she was proud of her daughter for sending pizza to voters in Florida who were waiting at the polls.
Beyonce, Rihanna & More Support #EndSARS
Celebs like Beyonce, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have spoken out in support of protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Reports say that Nigerians have been protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, after a video emerged online of officers allegedly killing a man.
Beyonce shared via Instagram, “I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria. There has to be an end to SARS.” She continued, “We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.”
She ended her post with, “To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.”
Rihanna tweeted, “My heart is broken for Nigeria man!! It is unbearable to watch! I’m so proud of your strength and not letting up on the fight for what’s right! #ENDSARS.”!”
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj tweeted, “Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. 🇳🇬 #EndSARS,” wrote the new mom.
Cardboard cutouts of BTS appeared in the front row of last night’s World Series game between the Dodgers and Rays
MONDAY OCT 19, 2020
Billie Eilish Teases New Music Coming Next Month
Billie Eilish made a big reveal when she went online to answer some questions on Instagram this past weekend. When one person asked, “NEW SONG??????” Eilish responded in tiny type, “November.” She followed that with a shush emoji. She didn’t stop there, another fan asked for a color that matches the song. The 18-year-old’s response was a background color of burnt sienna. No other information about the new song came after that.
Eilish won in 3 categories at last week’s Billboard Music Awards.
— billboard (@billboard) October 18, 2020
Adele Set To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ For First Time.
Adele says she is “absolutely terrified” about hosting Saturday Night Live next weekend (Oct. 24.) Adele has performed on the show before, but this will be her first time as host.
The announcement was made on Sunday (Oct. 18) and Adele posted about it and wrote: . “I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand-alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right?”
Adele last performed on the show 5 years ago. And her appearance as host will be nearly 12 years to the day since her first SNL appearance, which helped launch her career in the United States. The 15-time Grammy winner said that it felt – “full circle.”
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Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!! And also absolutely terrified! My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!! I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right? Itll be almost 12 years to the day that I first appeared on the show, during an election…which went on to break my career in America, so it feels full circle and I just couldn’t possibly say no! I am besides myself that H.E.R will be the musical guest!! I love her SO much I can’t wait to melt into a flaming hot mess when she performs, then confuse myself while I laugh my arse off in between it all. See you next week ♥️🤞🏻
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry To Present At CMT Music Awards
Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Diplo, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson, Tanya Tucker, and Rob Thomas have all been announced as presenters at Wednesday’s (Oct. 21st) CMT Music Awards. The show will be hosted by Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and actor Sarah Hyland. The CMT Music Awards airs live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.
Performers include Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey, Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn, Shania Twain, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, and Mickey Guyton.
Chrissy Teigen Speaks Out for the First Time After Losing Pregnancy
Chrissy Teigen is letting fans know she’s “okay.” Teigen and her husband John Legend were expecting a third child together, but after a rough pregnancy, the model and cookbook author lost the baby. They documented their pregnancy and loss for fans, who went into mourning with them.
“We are quiet but we are okay,” Teigen, 34, wrote in a brief note on Instagram. “Love you all so much.”
She also shared a screengrab of tweets from Legend, including one in which he shared a link to his performance of “Never Break” at the Billboard Music Awards. “This is for Chrissy,” he wrote, adding, “I love and cherish you and our family so much. We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling.”
He continued: “I wrote this song because I have faith that as long as we walk this earth, we will hold each other’s hands through every tear, through every up and down, through every test. We promised each other this on our wedding day seven years ago, and every challenge we’ve faced has made that promise more powerful, more resilient. Our love will remain. We will never break.”
Teigen and Legend share Luna, 4, and Miles, 2.
Cardi B Deletes Her Twitter After Fans Harass Offset
Cardi B deleted her Twitter page yesterday (October 18th) after calling out fans who have been criticizing her for reconciling with husband Offset. Before deleting her page, she shut down rumors that her husband was abusive.