ARIANA GRANDE IS JAMES CORDEN’S NEXT ‘CARPOOL KARAOKE’ GUEST – (08/08/2018)
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 TO BEGIN LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY IN DECEMBER – (08/08/2018)
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 FILES ‘GOD’S PLAN’ TRADEMARK FOR TV GAME SHOW – (08/08/2018)
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.