OLIVIA RODRIGO’S DEBUT ALBUM DROPS MAY 21ST – (04/14/2021)
Olivia Rodrigo will release her debut album, Sour, on May 21st.
The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star shared the album artwork on social media Tuesday (April 13th), along with the caption, “my debut album SOUR out may 21st ahhhh.”
The 11-track project includes her breakthrough debut single “Drivers License” and its follow-up, “Déjà Vu.”
LADY GAGA FANS RALLY FOR A SEQUEL TO ‘ARTPOP’ – (04/14/2021)
Lady Gaga fans have managed to get her 2013 album, Artpop, back into the Top 3 on the US iTunes album chart, and their efforts have warmed the star’s heart.
The Little Monsters have banned together to increase album sales in a bid to get the “Applause” singer to release the sequel.
Gaga tweeted Tuesday (April 13th), “The petition to #buyARTPOPoniTunes for a volume II has inspired such a tremendous warmth in my heart. Making this album was like heart surgery, I was desperate, in pain, and poured my heart into electronic music that slammed harder than any drug I could find.”
She continued, “I fell apart after I released this album. Thank you for celebrating something that once felt like destruction. We always believed it was ahead of its time. Years later turns out, sometimes, artists know. And so do little monsters. Paws up.”
In addition to the iTunes campaign, more than 43,000 people have signed a change.org petition calling for “the infamous ACT II.”
DEMI LOVATO SERIES GETS PILOT ORDER – (04/14/2021)
NBC has greenlit a pilot order for the Demi Lovato series, Hungry.
Deadline reports that the singer is set to star and executive produce the single-camera comedy about a group of friends who belong to a food issues group.
If it goes to series, it’ll be Lovato’s first television show since 2009’s Sonny With a Chance.
LIL NAS X SAYS STREAMING SERVICES WILL PULL ‘MONTERO (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME)’ – (04/14/2021)
Lil Nas X has revealed that his hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” could be pulled from streaming services today (April 14th). He tweeted, “Since call me by your name is no longer working on many streaming services i will be uploading the audio to pornhub at 3pm est. Not even joking. everybody stream call me by your name hard today because it may no longer be available tomorrow and there’s nothing i can really do about it. thanks for all the support tho!”
The artist’s record label Columbia released a statement saying that they were doing everything they can to keep the song on streaming services.
No word on why streaming services are planning to pull the song.
QUEEN WILL ‘NEVER’ ABDICATE AND UNDERSTANDS WHY MEGHANMARKLE CAN’T ATTEND FUNERAL – (04/14/2021)
Queen Elizabeth is turning 95 soon, but don’t expect her to step down, sources tell People, amid whispers that she could turn the throne over to her son Prince Charles after her husband Prince Philip’s death. She actually returned to public duties Tuesday, according to reports. She met with William Peel, 3rd Earl Peel, and hosted a ceremony to mark his retirement from the position of Lord Chamberlain. The Chamberlain oversees all public royal ceremonies and engagements, including royal weddings, state visits and the Queen’s famous garden parties; he has been replaced by ormer MI5 chief Andrew Parker.
A former aide tells People of her plans to be accompanied by family members at future engagements: “Her family will step up and be by her side, but she will carry on. She understands that she has a job to do, and [Philip] would have wanted her to crack on. She did do so when he retired from public life.”
A close royal insider adds, “She will never abdicate because of duty and honor and public service is so deep in her, as it was for him.”
Meanwhile, amid grumbling over Meghan Markle’s decision to stay in California as her husband Prince Harry heads to Philip’s funeral, the Queen apparently gets it. This week, a palace spokesperson said that she was advised “by her physician to not travel,” as she is pregnant. She will remain at home with Archie, who is 2.
“It was always a given that Harry would return to England for his grandfather’s passing,” a California source tells PEOPLE, adding that after Philip’s death both Meghan and Harry “were in contact with the Queen.”
“Meghan expressed condolences. The Queen understands why she can’t travel at the moment,” the source adds.
Harry is reportedly isolating at his and Meghan’s Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage. The funeral will be held on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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