Celebrity Scoop – 03/06/2020
TAYLOR SWIFT DONATES $1 MILLION TO TENNESSEE TORNADO RELIEF – (03/06/2020)
After a string of tornadoes destroyed parts of Tennessee, Taylor Swift donated $1 million to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.
“Nashville is my home. And the fact that so many people have lost their homes and so much more in Middle Tennessee is devastating to me,” she wrote on her Instagram Story.
The two tornadoes that moved through Middle Tennessee on Tuesday killed more than two dozen people, and sent at least 150 to the hospital.
Swift joins some of country music’s biggest artists who are lending a hand to the recovery. Singer Chris Young announced that he would be donating $50,000 to the foundation, Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant donated $10,000 to relief efforts, and other top names directed their fans to various foundations and other relief efforts.
Other groups have donated funds to nonprofits on the ground, including the Tennessee Titans, which also chipped in $1 million.
This isn’t the first time Swift has donated money toward relief efforts. In 2016, she also donated $1 million to Louisiana flood relief.
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Full Story: Tennessean
KATY PERRY, ORLANDO BLOOM POSTPONES WEDDING DO TO CONORAVIRUS CONCERNS: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have had to postpone their wedding due to concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak. “It was all set for Japan with 150 guests. Katy was actually really excited about walking down the aisle pregnant,” a source told People. “They were both so elated that all the wedding details were finally coming together, but they are hitting pause because of coronavirus.” Another source told E! News that the pair is “considering moving the plans to the U.S.”
WILL CORONAVIRUS NIX CANNES? In a bid to contain France’s coronavirus outbreak, the health minister has extended the ban on large gatherings to May 31, raising concerns over the viability of the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes is set for May 12-23rd, and last year, 12,527 people attended. The outbreak in France has caused the cancellation of MipTV. Currently, France has at least 285 people who have tested positive for the virus, and four people who have died.
ARIANA GRANDE SWATTED: Ariana Grande got hit by another swatting hoax 911 call. Someone called 911 to report a shooting on the property of the singer’s Los Angeles home around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to TMZ. Police officers were sent to investigate the report, where they quickly ascertained that nothing was wrong and that the singer had been swatted. Cops reportedly just chatted with Ariana’s property manager after concluding she had been swatted once again. Law enforcement sources said officers were initially skeptical that a crime had been committed because Grande had been swatted in the past.
LADY GAGA ANNOUNCES ‘THE CHROMATICA BALL’ TOUR – (03/06/2020)
Lady Gaga has announced The Chromatica Ball in support of her new album, Chromatica.
The tour includes stops in Paris, France and London, United Kingdom, as well as a few stops around North America between July and August, including Boston, Toronto, Chicago, and New Jersey. It’s not known yet whether she’ll be adding more dates to the tour.
Every North American ticket includes a CD copy of Lady Gaga’s upcoming release Chromatica, which drops April 10th. For all shows in the U.S., $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the singer’s Born This Way Foundation, which she founded in 2012 with her mother Cynthia Germanotta.
Lady Gaga announced the release of Chromatica after dropping a new single, “Stupid Love.”
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Full Story: Rolling Stone
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