ED SHEERAN’S ‘SHAPE OF YOU’ VIDEO IS THE SECOND EVER TO HIT FOUR BILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS – (01/11/2019)
Ed Sheeran’s video for “Shape of You” has become just the second music video in history to hit four billion YouTube views, following “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which hit that milestone in 2017.
Currently, “Despacito” has a total close to six billion views, and is the most-viewed YouTube music video of all time; “Shape of You” is No. 2.
The next video that might hit the four billion mark is “See You Again,” by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa – it currently has 3.9 billion views and is YouTube’s third most popular clip.
DUA LIPA GETTING OWN HER WAX FIGURE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS LONDON – (01/11/2019)
Dua Lipa has announced she’ll be getting her own wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London this year.
She joked on social media, “Excited for you all to seeee my body double that will now be taking all my bookings for private events.”
Madame Tussauds London made its own announcement on Instagram, featuring a video of fans in Dua Lipa jackets running to a rooftop and waving a pink Dua Lipa/Madame Tussauds London flag.
Dua’s wax figure will join other famous pop stars’ likenesses at the museum, including Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and the guys of One Direction.
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CHRIS PRATT’S FAST? – (01/11/2019)
Chris Pratt is keeping fans in the loop on his so-called Daniel Fast, a 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting. The 39-year-old Jurassic World star hit up Instagram Stories to explain his journey: “OK, hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out, it’s 21 days of prayer and fasting. And it’s gonna coincide also coincidentally with the Lego Movie 2 junkets, so by the time you see me, I’ll probably be hallucinating. Stay tuned.”
A website devoted to the Fast explains: “The Daniel Fast is based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet. It’s a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days.”
The guidelines are strict: water is the only beverage allowed and you can only eat foods from seed; whole grains and legumes are allowed, as are liquid oils. Nuts and seeds make the cut too.
On the banned list: all meat, animal and dairy products. Deep fried foods and sweeteners are also not allowed.
Pratt took a break from his Fast to thank police officers on National Law Enforcement Day Wednesday. He shared a text photo that reads: “Thank you to all police officers who keep our communities safe!”
In the caption, the 39-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy star also thanked his brother specifically: “Today on National Law Enforcement day I want to give a shout to my brother Cully who’s been a cop for 15 years after serving in the Army for eight. Love you bro! Thank you! He and his brothers and sisters in blue put their lives on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.”
OSCARS TEAM SCRAMBLING TO REUNITE AVENGERS CREW: After Kevin Hart stepped down as host of the Oscars, the Academy started asking superheroes to help save them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers plan to rely on a rotating cast of stars to introduce segments at the February 24thshow. Word is, the Acacemy is hoping it can tap Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and the rest of the crew to appear together. It would certainly be a handy promo for Avengers: Endgame, which opens April 26.
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