ARIANA GRANDE WINS BIG AT ‘KIDS CHOICE AWARDS’ AS ‘FULLER HOUSE’ CAST REFERENCES CHEATING SCANDAL – (03/25/2019)
DJ Khaled hosted the 2019 Nickelodean Kids’ Choice Awards Saturday night, which broadcast live from USC’s Galen Center in L.A. The awards are voted on by fans and span a variety of categories, from movies to music social media.
Ariana Grande, who is currently on tour, shared a video thanking fans when she took home awards for best song (“thank u, next”) and favorite female artist. Chris Pratt earned the dubious honor of being slimed live after taking home the award for favorite butt-kicker for his work in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Other winners included Avengers: Infinity War, Adam Sandler and Hotel Translvania 3, Fuller House, Incredibles 2, Shawn Mendes and Zendaya.
Many celebs were in attendance, but Fuller House’s Lori Loughlin’s was notably absent. The 54-year-old is embroiled in a college admissions scandal and is not expected to return for the fifth season of Fuller House. (She is expected in federal court on April 3rd).
When Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber took to the stage to accept the award, they subtly referenced her saying a family “sticks together through the hard times.”
Here’s what they said: [Barber says: “Thank you for voting Fuller House as your Favorite Funny TV Show. You have been laughing alongside our family for four seasons and this family has a lot of heart.” Bure adds: “And where there’s a lot of heart, there’s a lot of love. And a loving family sticks together no matter what. They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that also sticks together, also celebrates the really good times.” Sweetin says: “This is one of those good times. You’ve stuck with us for 30 years and we love you all so much. We promise the fifth and final season is gonna be amazing.” (SOUNDCUE 0:47 OC: …“gonna be amazing.)]
Several celebs presented, including Jason Sudeikis, Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, Joey King, Liza Koshy, Paris Berelc, Caleb McLaughlin, Kiernan Shipka, Ally Brooke, Josh Peck, Lilly Singh and David Dobrik, along with cast members from Disney‘s Aladdin (Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott), Shazam! (Zachary Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Isabela Moner and Eugenio Derbez).
Migos also performed a medley of their hits. The group, who were nominated for their first Kids’ Choice Award in the category of favorite music group, were joined onstage by Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter DJ Mustard.
Nickelodeon favorites JoJo Siwa, Jace Norman and Riele Downs (Henry Danger), Ryan of Ryan ToysReview (Ryan’s Mystery Playdate), Scarlet Spencer and Dallas Dupree Young (Cousins for Life) and Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins and Lilimar (Knight Squad) also appeared.
Favorite Music Group: Maroon 5
Favorite Male Artist: Shawn Mendes
Favorite Female Artist: Ariana Grande
Favorite Song: “Thank U, Next”
Favorite Breakout Artist: Billie Eilish
Favorite Collaboration: “No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
Favorite Social Music Star: JoJo Siwa
Favorite Global Music Star: North America: Taylor Swift
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite Movie Actor: Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
Favorite Movie Actress: Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
Favorite Superhero: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
Favorite Butt-Kicker: Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Favorite Animated Movie: Incredibles 2
Favorite Male Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Female Voice from an Animated Movie: Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favorite Funny TV Show: Fuller House
Favorite Reality Show: America’s Got Talent
Favorite TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Favorite TV Judges: Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)
Favorite Male TV Star: Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
Favorite Female TV Star: Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)
Favorite Social Star: David Dobrik
Favorite Gamer: SSSniperWolf
CARDI B SUING TWO VLOGGERS FOR DEFAMATION – (03/25/2019)
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Cardi B is suing two vloggers who accused her of drug use and prostitution. According to TMZ, Cardi has filed a lawsuit against a vlogger named Latasha K, who posted 23 slanderous videos about her over the last 14 months. In one video, which was posted last April, Latasha said that Cardi’s baby might be born with intellectual disabilities, suggesting that she used drugs during her pregnancy.
Cardi is also suing Starmarie Ebony Jones, who posted a video back in September accusing the rapper of taking drugs including molly and cocaine, and engaging in prostitution. Jones also allegedly said, “Just a Grammy nominated prostitute running around spreading her herpes.”
In the lawsuit, Cardi said that she has never been a prostitute or used cocaine and molly. She also denied having herpes. The rapper said that she has given the vloggers a chance to retract their statements, but they’ve refused to do so. Cardi is suing for defamation and is seeking an injunction to delete the videos they posted.
On another note, according to Complex, the security crew that worked for Cardi and the Migos at last year’s Met Gala in New York is reportedly in the clear regarding potential charges stemming from an incident with an autograph hound. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that a would-be assault case from the alleged autograph hound has been closed.
CARDI B RESPONDS TO ‘OKURRR’ TRADEMARK CRITICISM
In other news, Cardi has responded to criticism she received after reports surfaced that she is trademarking her catchphrase, “Okurrr.” She said in a video posted to Instagram, “Wait, wait, wait… So you h*es is mad because I trademark ‘Okurrr?’ Let me tell you something, every single time I go to a corporate meeting these folks be like, ‘I can’t wait to hear you say okurrr.’ Every time I go to a TV show… ‘Hey, hey can you teach me how to say okurrr?’ Every time I go do a commercial, ‘Hey can you finish it off with okurrr?’ You think I ain’t gonna profit off this s***? B**** white folks do it all the motha f***in time. You wanna be mad at me because I wanna get some motha f***in money? While I’m still here I’m gonna secure all the f***ing bags.”
She added, “Let me give y’all a secret too. It’s 2019 b****es. It’s a lot of ways to get rich. Y’all just gotta get y’all selves some business, and stop minding motha f***ing others. I’m a get this bag while I’m here h*.”
KATE BECKINSALE SCRUBS INSTAGRAM AMID PETE DAVIDSON ROMANCE – (03/25/2019)
And …. refresh! Amid a budding romance with Pete Davidson, 25, which has turned a white-hot spotlight her way, Kate Beckinsale, 45, has scrubbed her Instagram. No word on why she purged her account, but her account is up and her 2.8 million+ count of followers is still there.
She and Davidson have gotten a ton of attention—much of it bemused—over their 20-year-age gap, and Davidson acknowledged the implicit sexism of the sitch in a recent SNL bit on “Weekend Update,” pointing out that dozens of male actors date much-younger female stars, and no one raises a brow to that. She has also poked fun at some of her detractors on social media.
Recently, Beckinsale introduced her mother to Davidson, and friends have said they’re serious.
JENNIFER LOPEZ ANNOUNCES DATES FOR ‘IT’S MY PARTY TOUR’; RECEIVES CONGRATULATIONS NOTE ON ENGAGEMENT FROM OBAMAS – (03/25/2019)
Jennifer Lopez has announced the concert dates for her upcoming North American It’s My Party tour which will take place over the summer.
Lopez will be kicking things off on June 7th in Los Angeles before wrapping things up on July 25th in Miami. Lopez will also be performing in cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta, among others. Tickets go on sale for the general public starting on March 29th. Lopez previously announced the tour in February while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The singer said the tour was in celebration of her 50th birthday, which takes place on July 24th. Besides performances by Lopez, the tour will also feature “The World of Dance Experience,” including surprise guest dance performances from Lopez’ NBC dance show World of Dance.
Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez showed off a note sent to him by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama after getting engaged to JLo. The ex-New York Yankees star posted an image of the note on his Instagram.
“Jennifer and Alex, Michelle and I just wanted to congratulate you on your engagement. After 26 years together, we can say that whatever challenges life may bring, sharing them with someone you love makes it all better. All the best, Barack Obama,” the note reads. Rodriguez said the note “means the world to us. #44”
The couple got engaged earlier this month and announced the news with a post on Instagram showing off the massive rock he got Lopez.
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