DEMI LOVATO EARNS STRIPE ON HER BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BELT – (03/22/2019)
Demi Lovato is celebrating a personal milestone after receiving her second stripe on her blue belt after diving into Brazilian jiu-jitsu following her near-fatal overdose.
Demi shared the proud moment on Instagram, posting a picture of her belt with the newest stripe addition. “2nd degree blue belt!!!!” Lovato wrote while tagging her professor, Chris Light.
For her accomplishment, she also received a handwritten note from Light with the famous jiu-jitsu saying, “Earned. Not Given.”
“This means the world to me and I couldn’t be happier. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a passion of mine and I can’t wait to learn more and more,” Lovato captioned the pic. “thank you @1chrislight for teaching me so much..I can’t believe how far I’ve come since working together. You’re a legend!!”
Demi Lovato received her second stripe the same month she knocked out Jay Glazer’s front tooth during a kickboxing session.
Demi previously earned her blue belt in August 2017. It’s the second level out of seven in the jiu-jitsu system.
Lovato has been focused on maintaining her healthy lifestyle and sobriety and isn’t planning on rushing back to work.
LADY GAGA REPORTEDLY ‘SPENDING TIME’ WITH JEREMY RENNER – (03/22/2019)
Lady Gaga has been hanging out with actor Jeremy Renner.
A source tells Us Weekly that Gaga and the Oscar-nominated actor have been “spending a lot of time together,” but they “don’t believe it’s romantic at this point.”
The source dishes that Gaga has been hanging with the Avengers star and his six-year-old daughter Ava, who he shares with his ex, Sonni Pacheco.
If Gaga’s pre-production behavior with Bradley Cooper is anything to go by, this could mean that Gaga’s lined up another acting job, and Renner’s part of the project.
Gaga’s legion of Little Monsters claim to have receipts that at least prove she and Renner are friendly. According to one fan, the two stars hung out at the Black Rabbit Rose in Los Angeles last week, where Gaga gave an impromptu jazz performance.
A Renner fan account on Twitter posted a video of Gaga’s performance and claims you can hear his voice in the background.
The news comes one month after the Oscar winner called off her engagement to Christian Carino. Since then, the songstress has been having a blast on her own. On March 17th, Gaga was seen hanging out with Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd at their Pump Restaurant.
MAROON 5’S ‘GIRLS LIKE YOU’ VIDEO HITS TWO BILLION VIEWS IN 10 MONTHS – (03/22/2019)
Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” is one of the band’s biggest hits, if not the biggest, and its innovative, star-studded video is one reason why. Now the video has reached an impressive milestone.
The video, with its message of female empowerment, released May 30, 2018, has now racked up two billion views across Vevo and YouTube. It reached that milestone in just 10 months, according to Billboad.
“Girls Like You” featured Adam Levine singing while surrounded by notable and accomplished women, among them Jennifer Lopez, Tiffany Haddish, Gal Gadot, Mary J. Blige, Chloe Kim, Aly Raisman, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Danica Patrick, Elizabeth Banks, Ashley Graham and more.
The song itself was No1 for seven weeks and spent 33 weeks in the top 10, and the video landed the song on the New York Times’ recent list of “The Top 25 Songs That Matter Right Now.”
The Times describe Levine in the video as “the ultimate embodiment of a stubbly, privileged white bro who belatedly realizes that he needs his partner.”
“I have two young daughters, and to think about them being mistreated at all – ever – made my blood boil,” Levine recently told Variety of the tune. “So we went for it because I felt that as long as I stayed close to my heart with this concept, I could never go wrong. … In the video, I was doing it for my kids and my wife. If anyone doesn’t understand the intentions, f*ck ’em.”
The band took to Facebook to thank everyone for watching.
DAVID LETTERMAN TELLS ELLEN DEGENERES HE STAYED TOO LONG ON ‘LATE SHOW’ – (03/22/2019)
Here’s there exchange: Letterman said: [“Here’s the mistake I made. I stayed on television way too long…” DeGeneres: “That’s not true.” Letterman: “Yes, it is true and I’ll tell you what happened. Turns out nobody had the guts to fire me. I should have left 10 years ago.”
Letterman then heaped praise on DeGeneres “energy” for life and projects outside of her TV. “All I cared about was myself, and then the show was gone and I had to realize, ‘Oh, I’ve been looking through the wrong end of the telescope. There’s more to life than, ‘So tell me about your pet beaver.’”
Letterman can next be seen in Netflix’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, which consists of interviews with one high-profile guest per hour-long episode. DeGeneres will appear as a guest in season 2. The premiere date of the second season has not yet been announced.
MICHAEL JACKSON WILL REMAIN IN ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: Despite Michael Jackson’s child abuse allegations, the icon will remain in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. According to TMZ, Jackson’s name and memorabilia will not be removed from the exhibit. A spokesperson for the Hall of Fame said that Jackson, as well as all of the other inductees, was recognized for musical excellence and talent, and will have a lasting impact on rock ’n’ roll.
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