It looks like Ariana Grande is James Corden’s next guest on Carpool Karaoke.

Corden tweeted out a picture of the lyric sheets for Ariana’s hits “No More Tears Left to Cry” and “God Is a Woman.” Ariana retweeted it and wrote, “Sick what for[?]”

The Late Late Show’s Instagram account re-posted Corden’s photo and captioned it, “That time James leaked the next #carpoolkaraoke.”  No word on when it’ll actually air, but Ariana’s new album Sweetener arrives August 17th.

ABC DETERMINED TO PREVENT PLOT LEAKS ON THE CONNERS: Everyone wants to know how ABC’s spinoff of the Roseanne reboot will handle the disgraced titular star’s exit (Roseanne Barr was famously ousted after posting a racist tweet, and the network also canceled her wildly successful show). ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey was tight-lipped at TCA, and said she’d remain so. According to Vulture, details are being so closely guarded, emails are verboten and all communications and scripts are being hand-delivered. One thing is clear: the show will go on, and the family will be depicted as it was, simply without Barr.


Lady Gaga is heading to Las Vegas for a residency in December and offering fans two kinds of shows. The singer announced Tuesday that she will kick off the first of 27 performances at the Park Theater on December 28th. Lady Gaga Enigma will highlight her biggest and upbeat hits, while Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano will feature more stripped-down songs as well as music from the Great American Songbook. Tickets go on sale August 13th.

Gaga posted artwork on Instagram for the residency, which features a dark neon rendering of her likeness alongside a logo for Enigma.

“I can’t wait to share ‘Enigma’ with all of my fans and with Las Vegas,” Lady Gaga said. “We’re creating a show unlike anything I’ve done before. It will be a celebration of all that is unique and different within us. The challenges of bravery can be overcome with creativity and courage that is grown out of adversity, love and music.”


Drake has filed a trademark for “God’s Plan” with plans to use the name for a TV game show and clothing merchandise. According to Rap-Up via TMZ, the trademark also includes other endeavors such as “downloadable music, music videos, audio recordings, marketing and promotion.” It is unclear if a “God’s Plan” game show is forthcoming. 

On another note, Drizzy’s album, Scorpion, remains at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth week. Meanwhile, “In My Feelings” tops the Hot 100 chart for the fourth week in a row.

ELLIE GOULDING ENGAGED TO CASPAR JOPLING: Ellie Goulding is engaged to her boyfriend, Caspar Jopling, after 18 months of dating. The couple made the announcement in the forthcoming marriages section of the British newspaper The Times. Goulding’s real name, Elena, was used in the newspaper. “The engagement is announced between Caspar, son of The Hon. Nicholas Jopling of Yorkshire and Mrs. Jayne Warde-Aldam of Yorkshire, and Elena, daughter of Mr. Arthur Goulding of Hertfordshire and Mrs. Tracey Sumner of West Midlands,” the announcement said. Jopling shared the happy news on his Instagram page, too. “I get to spend the rest of my life with this truly extraordinary and beautiful, beautiful person,” Jopling said. “No one has ever made me feel more full of life, knowledge, happiness, or love.” Jopling is an art dealer and former Youth Olympic rower who attended the prestigious Eton College in the U.K. Goulding and Jopling live together and divide their time between New York and London.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON, COBIE SMULDERS JOIN SPIDER-MAN: Samuel L. Jackson is starring as Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home, opposite Tom Holland. Cobie Smulders is also joining, where she will reprise her character Maria Hill, Fury’s frequent comrade. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming arrives July 5th, 2019. 


Pink was admitted to the hospital in Sydney, Australia, Sunday night for dehydration, forcing her to postpone a second show, her promoter said. Live Nation revealed that the mother of two was treated and discharged, but was readmitted to the hospital on Monday and diagnosed with a gastric virus.

The singer’s Beautiful Trauma world tour’s first concert in Sydney was scheduled for last Friday, but she canceled that show on doctor’s orders. She battled through a Saturday night show.

“Pink will remain in hospital overnight, continuing her treatment and recovery,” Live Nation said.

After the first concert was canceled, photographs surfaced of Pink and her kids – Willow Sage, 7, and Jameson Moon, 1 – at Byron Bay beach, leading some fans to speculate about whether Pink was actually sick. She defended herself on Instagram, writing: “I don’t need to clear this up, but out of respect for my fans I will attempt it. I scheduled this tour meticulously, trying to do what was best for my children, while also putting on the best and most physically demanding and beautiful show of my life. This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children.”

She then went into detail about her health: “I’ve already been sick twice (kids as well) on this Australian tour, but the first time we got sick, I was able to push through. This time, what these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine.”

She added: “What they don’t show you in this picture is me drinking water and lying down while my friends try to entertain my 7 year old who is asking me why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move.”

This is not Pink’s first bout of illness this year: In February, she sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl while she had the flu.

Pink’s Australian tour is scheduled to run through August 26th.


Imagine Dragons’ concert in Houston on Saturday began with a scary moment but ended up being a unique experience for fans.

According to the Houston Chronicle, frontman Dan Reynolds was unable to sing due to some sort of illness, so he asked the fans to sing for him. In between the songs, Reynolds explained the stories behind each track.

“Houston I’m so sorry for tonight,” Reynolds tweeted Saturday. “I thought I could sing through the sickness but I could not. And you sang for me. Thank you [with] all my heart.”

With a concert scheduled in New Orleans on Sunday, Reynolds visited a doctor, who told him that one of his vocal cords wasn’t moving for an “unknown reason.” “I literally thought my career was over,” Reynolds tweeted. “[The doctor] said it could be stress related but didn’t know.”

Nevertheless, Reynolds decided to give the New Orleans show a go, and was greeted with a very welcome surprise.

“My vocal cord vibrated & I could sing again and I feel so happy I could cry forever,” he wrote.

Imagine Dragons’ tour will continue tonight in Orange Beach, Alabama. The band is touring behind their new album Evolve, which features the singles “Believer,” “Thunder” and “Whatever It Takes.”


Kelly Clarkson’s getting ready to hit the court later this month to headline the opening night ceremony at this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York – and she’s issuing a challenge to Serena Williams.

Kelly’s August 27th performance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open, which started back in 1968. In her occasional web series Minute + a Glass of Wine, Kelly – in full tennis garb and swinging a badminton racket – says, “Serena, I’m sorry. I’m probably gonna beat you while singing ‘God Bless America.’”

She adds, “I am very excited about coming, though…I heard you never know who you’re gonna see there, all these crazy talented players…and I’m just looking forward to teaching Serena Williams how to play tennis, really, is what I’m looking forward to.”

She then laughs, “I’m totally scared of you, I’m just kidding. You are a beast, I think you’re amazing!”

So far, there’s no word on whether or not Serena is actually going to compete in the U.S. Open.

Meanwhile, Kelly has inked a deal with NBC Entertainment and is filming a pilot for a syndicated daytime talk show. There is no network attached to the project yet, but it is expected to debut in fall of 2019.

Details about the show are still being kept under wraps.

Kelly’s had some practice with daytime TV hosting: she interviewed Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show – turned The Kelly Show – earlier this year.


Demi Lovato is speaking out for the first time since being hospitalized after a reported overdose in late July. The 25-year-old penned a note posted to her social media on Sunday.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet,” Demi wrote.

“I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time.”

“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting,” she wrote.

The singer goes on to thank her family, her team and the hospital staff, adding, “Without them, I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.”

“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” she concludes. “The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”

At the end of June, Demi revealed that she’d fallen off the wagon after six years by releasing the song “Sober.” Following her overdose, it re-entered the charts.


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Pink is hitting back at critics after she was spotted on the beach following the cancellation of her Sydney concert

The singer announced Thursday that she’d postponed Friday’s show due to an upper respiratory infection, but some outlets posted photos of the singer on the beach in Byron Bay, Australia, with her kids, which some took to mean that she wasn’t as sick as she’d claimed.

Pink took to Instagram to clear up any misconceptions, saying, “This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children.”

She continued, “[What] these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine.”

Pink added that she has “never f****d off while disrespecting hard working people who spend money to come see me play.”

She notes, “I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest.”

Pink also explained that the picture doesn’t show that she’s drinking water and lying down resting while her friends entertain the kids.

Pink’s pal Justin Timberlake came to her defense in an Instagram comment on the post. Justin, who’s toured with her twice, wrote in part, “I’m here to tell you that you won’t find a harder working, more authentically talented, and more thankful for her place on that stage and her fans than this woman.”

The 37-year-old went on to say he related to what Pink was going through – as he struggles with his own health.

“And NOW… as a parent on tour as well, and an artist who LOVES their fans just as much and wants to give them an unprecedented experience… AND is currently battling an injury, a sinus infection, and trying to be the DAD I want to be too?? I say HATS OFF to you, my friend. I don’t know how Moms/Artists like you exist.”

He also criticized the paparazzi photographers who took the beach pictures and wished Pink a speedy recovery.

“Go make up some fodder about somebody who’s half-assin’ it. NOT a real one. “Wishing you full health and speedy recovery, Pink! Shine on, sis!!!!! – JT,” he ended.

CHARLOTTE RAE DIES AT 92 – (08/06/2018)

Charlotte Rae – the lovable Mrs. Garrett from iconic sitcoms The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes – has passed away at 92-years-old. She died on Sunday after being diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017, her reps said.

Rae is best known for her role as housekeeper Edna Garrett, first on the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes and then the spinoff The Facts of Life, with both shows launching in the 1970s and running several years into the ’80s.

She also starred in the TV comedy Car 54, Where Are You? in the early ‘60s. Rae won an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 1975 TV drama Queen of the Stardust Ballroom. She played the mother of Woody Allen’s character in the movie Bananas. She appeared in The Vagina Monologues in New York and was the voice of a character in Tom and Jerry: The Movie in 1992. Several of her co-stars and fans mourned her loss on Twitter.


With only two weeks to go until Ariana Grande’s album Sweetener is released, the singer has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.

In the clip posted to Twitter, Ariana is heard talking to her collaborator Pharrell Williams from inside the recording booth, describing how connected she feels to what she just recorded.

“These two I feel like sound like my DNA,” she’s heard saying. “Does that make sense? Or how I wish I felt. Not how I feel, but how I’m striving to feel.”

Pharrell tells her, “Listen, when you sing these songs on stage, okay, you will tell people the story of how you felt when we were doing this song. That is what’s so amazing. You will have this to look back on.”

“It’s an escape,” Ariana says.

Sweetener comes out August 17th.


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Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are responding to fans on social media speculating that their album release dates are indicating some sort of bad blood.

Nicki had to push her album, Queen, to August 17th, which is also the release date that Ariana’s album, Sweetener, will hit iTunes.

In response to a fan, Ariana wrote, “jesus is this what’s going on today? imma jus stop logging in at all lmfao. that’s my f*cking sister. she’s clearing a sample. buy and stream queen & sweetener aug 17 bye. these numbers don’t mean as much to the artist as they do to y’all. jus want y’all to listen to the project.”

In addition, Ariana wrote, “me n nicki laughed at dat.”

Nicki then responded to the tweet, writing, “I love this woman. Can’t wait for the fans to benefit from all the hard work on both ends. We love your passion. You guys will be VERY happy. Trust. That’s all I’ll say.”


Pink has been forced to postpone her concert in Sydney, Australia, Friday due to an upper respiratory infection. She announced the news and apologized to fans on Twitter.

“Hi my Sydney friends. It is with great frustration that I bring you this news 🙁 Friday’s show will be postponed,” she wrote. “I was hoping a couple of days of rest would help me kick this sick, but not at the speed I was hoping for. I appreciate your well wishes and understanding + I’m sorry.”

Pink is taking her recovery seriously and asking for suggestions for health and wellness shops in the area.

“Sydney friends: does anyone have a favorite place that makes wellness shots and fresh juices for when I get there? Thanks in advance,” she tweeted. “And how do we feel about Neti-pots. They scare me.”

Pink was supposed to play Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena Friday night as part of the Australian leg of her Beautiful Trauma tour. Her Saturday show at the same venue is still set to go on as planned.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE PRODUCING “SPIN THE WHEEL” GAME SHOW WITH HUGE CASH PRIZES: Justin Timberlake is producing a new game show with massive cash prizes. Spin the Wheel, set to air on Fox this fall, will offer contestants the chance to win more than $20 million per episode by tackling pop culture trivia and spinning a giant wheel. It’s one of the biggest game show prizes in primetime history. The players will answers trivia questions throughout the show; each right answer adds more prize money to the wheel’s wedges. Each incorrect answer adds wedges that could bring their total back to zero. The concept was created by Justin and Andrew Glassman of Glassman Media. The show will be hosted by Dax Shepard.

SHAWN MENDES, ARIANA GRANDE & LOGIC TO PERFORM AT MTV VMAS 2018: Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and Logic have all been confirmed by MTV as performers at the upcoming 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Logic will join Ryan Tedder for his performance of his new single “One Day” for the first time. Ariana will perform “God Is a Woman,” while Shawn will perform “In My Blood.” As previously announced, Jennifer Lopez will be hitting the stage to perform as this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient. The show airs on August 20th.

DEMI LOVATO REPORTEDLY LEAVING THE HOSPITAL THIS WEEK: Demi Lovato will be leaving the hospital in the coming days, according to TMZ. The 25-year-old overdosed last week and has remained in the hospital due to complications. Demi is reportedly doing much better after suffering from extreme nausea and a high fever. A source says Demi’s team is making plans for her to head to rehab, although the decision is ultimately hers. They added that Demi didn’t get help after breaking her sobriety several months ago but her overdose seemed to have scared her enough to seek treatment.

PARIS JACKSON SAYS DEMI’S OVERDOSE DID NOT TRIGGER HER: Paris Jackson took to Instagram Stories to deny reports that she’s headed to rehab after Demi Lovato’s recent hospitalization. “ummmm no?? I haven’t gone to a clinic..someone doesn’t have to almost die for me to know to be healthy, I’ve already had friends OD and die. that’s enough for me,” she wrote in response to a tweet alleging she was headed back to rehab. In 2013, Jackson overdosed on Motrin. 


Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds took on the Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Friday in support of Loveloud, the foundation Dan founded in 2017 to support LGBTQ+ youth and increase suicide awareness.

In the challenge, Dan had 50 minutes to complete 10 challenges in 10 games, including Halo 5: Guardians and Rocket League, throughout the Xbox Game Pass catalogue. For each challenge completed, he’d rack up $10,000 for the foundation.

In the end, Dan successfully won 10 out of 10 challenges, racking up $10,000 for the Loveloud Foundation. He also beat Usain Bolt as the reigning champion.

Meanwhile, in a series of videos posted to his Twitter, Reynolds jokes that he’s a member of the Illuminati, a secret society that supposedly controls the world.  

“The Illuminati’s real,” Reynolds declares. “I’m a member, that’s how Imagine Dragons got famous.”

In another video, Reynolds says he’s “in serious danger” for unmasking the Illuminati, before ticking off a list of famous people who are also members, including Nicolas Cage, Danny DeVito, country star Reba McEntire and the Olsen twins.


Camila Cabello joins Bazzi on a remix of his track, “Beautiful,” released today. Camila teased the collab on Twitter Wednesday, posting a snippet of the song and writing, “12 pm est tomorrow.”

The 10-second clip features Camila and Bazzi singing in harmony, “I just had to let you know/Swear to God you’re beautiful.”

After Camila said in an interview that she was a big fan of Bazzi’s hit “Mine,” he was tapped to open for her on her on select dates of her Never Be the Same tour this past spring. Camila is currently opening for Taylor Swift on her Reputation tour, as well as playing her own headlining dates. Bazzi’s Cosmic tour wraps next week.


A U.K. musical based on the works of Max Martin, the songwriter who’s penned 22 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles, is in the works.

A casting notice for the production reads, “AUDITIONS – NEW MUSICAL. Love Britney, Adele, Justin, Pink, Katy, Selena, Taylor, Robyn, Justin? This is for you. Music from the man behind their biggest hits – Max Martin.”

The musical, described as being in the “final stages of development,” will use Martin’s “incredible catalogue of songs as inspiration.”

Among the countless Martin co-writes or productions which might be used in the musical: Britney Spears’ “..Baby One More Time,” The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Katy Perry’s “Roar” and “Teenage Dream,” Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” ‘N SYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” and Pink’s “Raise Your Glass.”

Martin’s tally of 22 No. 1 makes him the third most-successful songwriter in U.S. chart history behind only Paul McCartney (32) and John Lennon (26).


Katy Perry made time on to visit the home of a young fan who was too ill to attend her concert in Adelaide, Australia.

According to Australia’s ABC, the girl, eight-year-old Grace, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April, and had to have brain surgery last week. She was supposed to go to Katy’s show on Monday, but wasn’t able to. Her sister tweeted about Grace’s plight, and after 20,000 retweets, Katy’s management reached out. Katy dropped by the family’s home yesterday.

Grace described the visit from Katy as “amazing,” adding, “She sang three of her songs and she looked at our bedrooms.”

Video on Facebook shows Katy playing with the family dog and singing her song “Chained to the Rhythm.” Katy also shared footage on her Instagram Story of Grace and her sister modeling Katy Perry Witness tour t-shirts.


Harry Styles and Camille Rowe are no longer together. The 24-year-old singer and the 28-year-old model and actress have parted ways.

The couple reportedly ended their relationship shortly after Harry wrapped his world tour in support of his debut solo album. Neither Harry nor Camille have yet to issue a statement or address the split themselves.

Rumors first swirled of their involvement around August of last year, when they were seen reportedly “all over each other” while watching Fleetwood Mac’s performance at The Classic East in New York City. Styles reportedly brought her to meet his family around December of 2017. The two never officially confirmed their rumored relationship.

The exes reportedly met through mutual friend Alexa Chung, and Rowe was spotted by fans attending several of his performances over the last few months.

The former One Directioner and Rowe were reportedly together throughout his entire tour. Styles’ first solo tour recently came to an end after a successful round of 89 shows. The singer posted a thank you to his fans on Instagram just after the tour ended to commemorate the end of the era.


Following news of her overdose and hospitalization, Demi Lovato’s “Sober” has re-entered the Hot 100 chart at No. 56, according to Billboard. It had previously reached No. 58 on July 7th, not long after it was released.

The song has seen a 199% increase in streams, and a more than 1,000% increase in downloads since the July 24th incident, which saw Demi rushed to the hospital after overdosing at her Hollywood Hills home.

“Sober,” which Demi described as “my truth,” was how she chose to announce that, after six years of sobriety, she’d fallen off the wagon.

Meanwhile, Demi’s other current single, “Solo” – a collaboration with Clean Bandit – has risen to No. 61 on the Hot 100.

Demi is reportedly experiencing “complications” and remains hospitalized. Those complications include “nausea, vomiting and a high fever,” sources say.

Although she’s expected to “make a full recovery,” there is no estimate as to when she will be released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Calvin Harris still reigns supreme as the highest paid DJ in the world, according to Forbes. He’s topped the World’s Highest Paid DJs list for six years in a row now. The Scottish DJ-producer raked in $48 million in 2017, thanks to six-figure paychecks for his shows in Las Vegas and seven-figure checks for his headlining festival gigs.

Calvin’s success continues into this year: He signed an exclusive performance contract with Vegas and produced a global hit with Dua Lipa, “One Kiss.”

Coming in at No. 2 on the list are The Chainsmokers with $45.5 million, followed by Tiesto with $33 million. Other DJs in the top 15 include Marshmello at No. 5, Zedd at No. 6, Diplo at No. 7, David Guetta at No. 8 and Kygo at No. 12.


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The Full List Of Forbes’ Top 15 Paid DJs:

  1. Calvin Harris ($48 million)
  2. The Chainsmokers ($45.5 million)
  3. Tiesto ($33 million)
  4. Steve Aoki ($28 million)
  5. Marshmello ($23 million)
  6. Zedd ($22 million)
  7. Diplo ($20 million)
  8. David Guetta ($15 million)
  9. Kaskade ($13.5 million)
  10. Martin Garrix ($13 million)
  11. Axwell & Ingrosso ($12 million)
  12. Kygo ($11.5 million)
  13. DJ Snake ($11 million)
  14. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($10.5 million)
  15. Afrojack ($10 million)

JENNIFER LOPEZ TO RECEIVE MTV’S VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD AT VMAS 2018: Jennifer Lopez is set to receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, the superstar will also perform on the show for the first time since 2001. Previous winners of the award include Madonna, Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Pink. The show is set to air live from Radio City Music Hall on August 20th on MTV.


Demi Lovato’s second YouTube documentary is still moving forward. The forthcoming doc, a sequel to 2017′s Simply Complicated, which addressed her struggle with bulimia and drug abuse, was confirmed to be in the works by YouTube exec Susanne Daniels during the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. However it will be pushed back. The doc was due to be released this fall but will now be delayed until at least until 2019, she said.

According to the official synopsis, the follow-up doc will follow the 25-year-old singer as she returns to show fans a side of herself beyond her music to raise awareness about issues that matter.

Meanwhile, the 911 call made on Demi’s behalf last Tuesday morning when she was discovered suffering from an apparent drug overdose has been released.

Lovato’s assistant can be heard in the recording calmly asking for help. “You’re with the patient now?” the dispatcher asks just as the assistant responds, “I was, I’m downstairs. There are other people went in. We just need to get somebody out here.”

As the call continues, the singer’s assistant asks the dispatcher for discretion. “Wait, no sirens please, right?” she asks, but the dispatcher replies, “No no, this is a medical emergency. I don’t have control over that. …This is definitely a medical emergency and we need to get there as fast as possible.”

Eventually, the caller says they can hear the sirens coming their way. “Good job. Good luck, ok?” the dispatcher says just before they disconnect.

Demi is currently hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. and has been visited by her family and ex Wilmer Valderamma. A source close to Lovato said the singer will seek drug abuse treatment following her hospitalization.

DEMI LOVATO’S BACKUP DANCER BREAKS SILENCE: Demi Lovato’s backup singer Dani Vitale is breaking her silence after being blamed by some fans for her overdose. Vitale and Lovato go back nearly a decade. She poted on Instagram Sunday night that she was  “not with Demi when the incident happened, but I am with her now, and will continue to be because she means the world to me just as she does to all of you.” She continued, “Like all of you, I have nothing but love in my heart for her. There is no need for negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time. I know you’re all feeling lost without her at this moment in time. Remember that you have always been a community of Lovatics who LOVE. Please remember that when you take out your phones and start typing. Remember that we all love her more than we can ever put into words. Please continue to send her love during her recovery.” Vitale’s family has also defended her, telling the Blast that she does not use hardcore drugs.


Tom Cruise delivered his best-ever opening weekend with $61.5 million in box office receipts for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. It’s also the best ever opening for the franchise, ahead of the $58 million launch of Mission: Impossible II. Film production for Fallout was $178 million. The first five films have produced $2.78 billion in global ticket sales. 

The Paramount Pictures blockbuster was No. 1 at the B.O. as well. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again brought in $15 million in its second week, and the Equalizer 2 came in third, with $14 million. 

Also debuting was Warner Bros.’ Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which placed fifth at $10.5 million in sales, shy of the $17.5 million expected. 

According to ComScore, overall box office is up 7.9% year-to-date. 


A viral dance challenge has catapulted Drake’s “In My Feelings” to No. 1, but it’s also caused thousands of fans to jump out of moving cars to show off their moves on video.

“When we saw this trend, we wanted to remind people what should be common sense, to not hop out of a moving vehicle,” Christopher T. O’Neil, National transportation Safety Board’s Chief of Media Relations tells USA Today. “The dance floor is the right place for dance moves, not our nation’s roads and highways.” “In 2016, more than 37,000 people were killed on our nation’s roads and 10 percent of those were related to distracted driving,” he adds.

“We understand people want to have fun but there are a lot of risks” O’Neil says. “Park your car some place and film your dance moves somewhere else.”

The Safety Board also tweeted, “We have some thoughts about the #InMyFeelings challenge. #Distraction in any mode is dangerous & can be deadly. Whether you are a #driver, #pilot, or #operator, focus on safely operating your vehicle.”

More than a few would-be participants took to social media to share their failed versions of the challenge, also known as the #KekeChallenge.

Will Smith said the challenge almost got him killed when he climbed to the top of a bridge in Budapest, Hungary to do the dance. He called his stunt “social media stupidity.” 

The comedian known as Shiggy started the trend when he posted a video last month. Since then, the “In My Feelings” challenge caught fire.

TAYLOR SWIFT DONATES ‘REPUTATION TOUR’ TICKETS TO GRIEVING POLICE DEPARTMENT: Taylor Swift is giving back to a grieving Massachusetts community. The 28-year-old singer donated “a significant number of tickets” to the town of Weymouth for her upcoming reputation Tour shows nearby. The tickets were distributed to the local police department, who recently lost Sgt. Michael Chesna, who was shot and killed while investigating a car crash earlier this month. Mayor Robert Hedlund said there were enough tickets to send “every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some.” He added that the extras were passed on to other nearby police departments. “My understanding is that they did it low-key and weren’t looking for publicity…The gesture was absolutely generous, significant and appreciated,” Hedlund said.