MASSIVE ‘AVENGERS: ENDGAME’ LEAKS REPORTEDLY HIT SOCIAL MEDIA – (04/17/2019)
Marvel fans should stay off social media if they don’t want to be assaulted by spoilers for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. Although Disney and Marvel have gone to heroic lengths to prevent any Avengers-related spoilers, it seems that a serious chunk of legit footage leaked online before the film’s premiere.
In a bid to protect fans’ sanity and our own bodily health, we won’t describe what leaked, but according to reports, the footage comprised about five minutes worth of footage from throughout the film, and it appears to divulge several plot points.
Avengers: Endgame premieres April 26th so fans who don’t want to be surprised until then should avoid the gifs, short clips and detail-filled posts on social media.
While Disney has not yet commented, observers say that the person behind the leak must have had clearance to view the footage. Experts say the leak may only drum up interest in the film, instead of suppressing fan turnout.
“If anything this scandal is only serving to ratchet up the level of conversation related to the film and raising the awareness of it to even higher levels,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst at Comscore, tells CNBC.
Endgame is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is expected to resolve events in the Infinity War, in which half of the heroes were destroyed. It may also be the last film for multiple Marvel heroes.
LAUREN JAUREGUI & TY DOLLA $IGN SPLIT UP? – (04/17/2019)
Lauren Jauregui and Ty Dolla $ign may have called it quits based off of what fans have noticed on social media.
Over the past few days, the 22-year-old singer and the 34-year-old rapper have posted a few things online that are making fans believe they broke up.
First, Lauren took to Instagram on Monday to share this cryptic message: “I know the truth before it’s given, I can read it in your feelins. Ladies, always listen to that little voice in ur heart.”
Later that night, Ty tweeted a broken heart emoji before deleting all of his past tweets.
Fans also noticed that Lauren unfollowed Ty on Instagram, but he still follows her as of right now.
Lauren and Ty have been dating for nearly two years after collaborating on Fifth Harmony’s hit song “Work From Home” back in 2016.
THE SONG LUKE BRYAN AND LIONEL RICHIE WILL SING AT KATY PERRY’S WEDDING – (04/17/2019)
Katy Perry has been so busy with American Idol that she claims she hasn’t even started planning her wedding to fiancé Orlando Bloom.
But when the wedding does take place, fellow Idol judge Luke Bryan says he knows exactly which song he and fellow judge Lionel Richie should sing at the event.
Asked about wedding plans, Katy told the EXTRA, “Oh, my God. I’m not even in the mode. I’m just worried about my Top 10 right now.”
To which Lionel replied, “No matter what, I’m there.” Katy then joked that because Lionel had invited himself, he and Luke would “have to sing for free” at the reception.
Luke chimed in, “‘Endless Love!’ I’ll be Diana. Lionel’s Lionel. ‘Endless Love,’ baby.”
“Endless Love” was Lionel Richie’s 1981 No. 1 duet with Diana Ross. Recorded for the Brooke Shields movie of the same name, the duet spent nine weeks on top of the chart and earned Lionel an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
KATY PERRY SPILLS ON WHICH ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ CONTESTANT ORLANDO BLOOM WANTED HER TO SAVE – (04/17/2019)
Katy Perry sent Alyssa Raghu to the Top 10 on Monday night’s episode of American Idol, but it was another performer her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, wanted her to protect.
“He was texting me and telling me who to save!” Katy told ET after the show. “He was like, ‘You better save Dimitrius [Graham], and I was like, ‘Don’t worry! We got this one .’”
Fellow judge Luke Bryan used his save for Graham, while Lionel Richie went rogue, saving Uche before his cue.
Perry confirmed that neither she nor Luke had any idea what was going on when it happened. “We had no idea, first of all, because I asked the producers during commercial break,” she said. “I was like, ‘Was that scripted? Did you guys plan that?’ And they were like, ‘None of this is scripted,’ … Lionel Richie just took it!”
“Lionel Richie pulled a ‘I’m Lionel Richie,’“ Bryan laughed. “He hadn’t pulled that card yet! He said, ‘I’m Lionel Richie! I don’t care what nobody says!’“
Richie – who initially passed on Uche during auditions – was so impressed by the singer’s performance of “Diamonds” that he couldn’t wait to get him in the Top 10.
The Top 10 are headed to Disneyland next week, where Rebel Wilson is the guest mentor.
GOT PREMIERE SURGES TO SERIES HIGH: HBO’s series premiere for its final Game of Thrones season broke previous records for viewership. The cabler estimates that 17.4 million viewers tuned in, beating the previous record by a half-million viewers.
ARIANA GRANDE’S LIMITED-EDITION ‘NASA’ MERCH NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: When Ariana Grande headlined Coachella on Sunday she went all out with her merch. Fans at weekend one of the festival spotted a “7 Rings” installation inside which a range of exclusive merch was being sold. The latest line of merch included T-shirts, sweatshirts, and glasses all inspired by Ari’s song “NASA.” The merch is all available online now, for a limited time period. Check out her online store for more details. Ariana returns to Coachella this weekend.
PINK, IMAGINE DRAGONS TO PERFORM AT FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX RACE: Pink, along with Imagine Dragons, will perform at the 2019 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix auto race, held on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Imagine Dragons will take the stage on November 1st, the first day of qualifying races, while Pink performs November 2nd. The three-day event will conclude on November 3rd. Tickets go on sale April 23rd via CircuitoftheAmericas.com.
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