Celebrity Scoop – 02/26/2020


Singer Duffy said in her first public Instagram post on Tuesday that she left the spotlight almost 10 years ago because she had been kidnapped and raped.

Duffy, real name Aimee Anne Duffy, said opened up about the incident to a journalist who found her last summer and that it felt “amazing” to talk.

“The truth is, and please trust me I am OK and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days,” Duffy said. “Of course I survived. The recovery took time.”

Duffy rose to international fame in 2008 after the release of her song “Mercy,” which was featured in Grey’s Anatomy and the Sex and the City film. She won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2009.

It is unclear when or where the alleged kidnapping occurred or whether Duffy contacted the police. She said she plans on releasing a spoken interview in the coming weeks in an effort to answer any questions.


Full Story: CNN


The ChainsmokersAlex Pall and Drew Taggart – have announced a break from social media and have scrubbed their entire account in order to work on their new album.

“We are going to be taking some time to create our next chapter in music. We have never been more inspired and are already hard at work on TCS4 but we are going to be taking a break from social media (minus a few obligations) to give it the attention it needs,” they announced in a statement.

The guys will continue their Las Vegas residency at XS and have big deal festival sets including Electric Daisy Carnival and a headlining show at Creamfields on the horizon.

The guys dropped their last album World War Joy back in December.


Full Story: Billboard

KELLY CLARKSON TO HOST BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS IN APRIL: Kelly Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards for her third consecutive year. This year’s show will take place April 29th at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show airs live on NBC. Billboard praised Clarkson in a press release for helping to create “many iconic Billboard Music Awards moments.” Clarkson is just the third person to host or co-host the BBMAs three or more times. Comedian Kathy Griffin co-hosted the show three years running from 1998-2000. Rapper Ludacris hosted the 2014 show and co-hosted the show the following three years.

LADY GAGA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘STUPID LOVE’ ON FRIDAY: Lady Gaga announced she will be releasing a new single, titled “Stupid Love,” at midnight on Friday. A photo of a billboard promoting the single with artwork featuring a pair of pink lips accompanied the announcement. “Stupid Love” will be the first single released for Gaga’s sixth studio album. She last released Joanne in 2016. The track will be Gaga’s first song since 2018’s A Star Is Born. Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s song “Shallow” from the film won Best Original Song at the Oscars.

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