BRUNO MARS & ANDERSON .PAAK’S SILK SONIC TOP BILLBOARD HOT 100 – (04/16/2021)
“Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic, is the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. It’s also the debut single from duo, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s upcoming album, An Evening With Silk Sonic.
A lot of fans had the chance to see the two perform together for the first time when they sang on the Grammy Awards earlier this year. The song becomes Bruno Mars’ eighth Hot 100 #1 and Anderson .Paak’s first.
REPORT: KANYE WEST WANTS TO DATE AN ‘ARTIST’ AFTER KIM KARDASHIAN DIVORCE – (04/16/2021)
Reports say Kanye West is looking to date “an artist and a creative person” after his divorce is final. According to Page Six, West is looking to date a person more like him so that “they can speak the same language to each other.”
Meanwhile, insiders also revealed that Kim Kardashian is also moving on but she is focusing on “remaking her image as a devoted mother” and plans to “eventually enter politics.” But she is single. The source said, “She’s not dating anyone because, if she were, it would be a career move. She can’t go to restaurants now on dates and have paparazzi [due to the pandemic]. She can’t date quietly; she doesn’t even understand what that would be like.”
She is also not looking to date anyone famous. The source added, “We’re talking about someone who is already one of the most famous people in the world … she doesn’t need anyone to make her more famous.”
LIL NAS X’S DAD DEFENDS HIM – (04/16/2021)
Lil Nas X‘s father has defended him after he was dragged online after a fan spotted his mom begging for money on the street. The artist’s dad, who goes by @rlstafford_sang, said, “Despite what people say @lilnasx is the greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with. Although his mom is in a struggle with an addiction she’s STILL a QUEEN and he goes through great lengths to make sure we’re taking care of.”
He continued, “Those who have family members and friends dealing with addiction understands that there ain’t enough money you can throw at this situation to make it right. I dont usually address personal issues publicly but felt like this need to be. Please join us in keeping her in your PRAYERS. And to those out there trying to create a false story you wont prosper. #controlthenarrative.”
SHOTS FIRED ON THE SET OF ABC’S ‘THE ROOKIE’ – (04/16/2021)
Shots were fired on the set of a Los Angeles location shoot for ABC’s The Rookie on Thursday (April 15th) afternoon.
According to Deadline, production of the Nathan Fillion cop drama was disrupted while police units responded to a possible shooting at around 3:30pm PT near Hartford Avenue and West 5th Street.
The outlet reports that eyewitnesses heard three gunshots hit the building above where crew members were working. Other sources say that the shots were fired about a block from the set.
No one from the show was hurt during the incident and at press time, no arrests had been made.
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THE OFFSPRING ALMOST STOLE ‘CHINESE DEMOCRACY’ FROM GUNS N’ ROSES – (04/16/2021)
Did you know that The Offspring almost stole the Chinese Democracy album from Guns N’ Roses? Back in 2003, Axl Rose had been working on Guns N’ Roses follow up to Use Your Illusion I & II and was spending a lot of money on a project called Chinese Democracy for the better part of the decade.
As a joke, The Offspring put together a press releasing announcing Chinese Democracy as the title of their seventh studio album. Dexter Holland said in a statement to MTV, “You snooze you lose. Axl ripped off my braids, so I ripped off his album title.” Axl Rose took the press release seriously and sent the band a cease and desist. At the time, Holland responded, saying, “I don’t think we ever seriously considered using that name. But we could have if we wanted because you can’t copyright or trademark an album title or a song title. Think of all the songs that are called ‘I Love You’ or ‘Baby, Baby.’ ”
The Offspring‘s upcoming album Let The Bad Times Roll is due out today (April 16th).
TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Hall Of Fame NBA center) (74)
- Jon Cryer (actor, Pretty in Pink, Hot Shots!, Two and a Half Men) (56)
- Martin Lawrence (actor and comedian, Do The Right Thing, Martin, Big Momma’s House) (56)
- Peter Billingsley (actor, Ralphie in the classic Christmas film A Christmas Story) (50)
- Akon (singer) (48, disputed)
- Gina Carano (former mixed martial artist, actress, Haywire, Fast & Furious 6) (39)