Celebrity Scoop – 04/29/2019


Taylor Swift will open the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with her new single, “ME!”

The 29-year-old singer and Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie will kick off the awards show with their first TV performance of the song. The Billboard Music Awards will take place Wednesday in Las Vegas and air live on NBC. Swift and Urie released “ME!” and a music video for the song Friday.

“ME!” is expected to appear on Swift’s forthcoming seventh studio album. The singer released her last album, Reputation, in November 2017.

The BBMAs will also feature performances from Ciara, Dan + Shay, Madonna and Maluma, BTS and Halsey, the Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson and other stars. Mariah Carey will receive the 2019 Icon Award during the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Taylor officially broke a new YouTube record with the music video for “ME! the streaming service announced on Saturday night. “With 65.2 million views, congratulations @taylorswift13 + @taylornation13 on breaking the record for highest female and solo 24-hour debut for any music video on @YouTube,” the company announced.

In even more Taylor news – she has a brand new furry baby. Taylor revealed she got a new cat in her “ME!” music video and she has now shared his cute name. “This is Benjamin Button. He’s a good boy,” Taylor captioned a photo of the kitten on her Instagram.

During a live chat with collaborator Brendon Urie, Taylor also revealed how to came to be the owner of Benjamin. It turns out that the kitten was brought to the set of the music video as part of a program that puts animals that are up for adoption in film and television.

Benjamin joins Taylor’s two Scottish fold cats Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey. Taylor posted a video of herself cradling the kitten in her arms, saying, “I’ve never personally encountered a cat that preferred to be carried as if it was a human baby, but that’s what’s happening. This is how he prefers to travel.”


Justin Bieber and wife Hailey Bieber are putting those pregnancy and Selena Gomez rumors to rest. The 25-year-old singer and the 22-year-old model both took to social media to set the record straight.

It all started when Justin and Hailey came across a headline claiming that Hailey was pregnant and that Justin had walked out on her.

“How dare you walk out on me and my very pregnant belly…not,” Hailey jokingly said in an Instagram video he posted.

Meanwhile, Bieber poked fun at the Daily Telegraph’s headline, which incorrectly spelled his last name. “How are you gonna spell my name wrong after all these years ?? Haha,” he wrote on the video the posted of the headline.

Some fans also claimed they saw his ex Selena’s song with DJ Snake and Ozuna, “Taki Taki,” in Bieber’s search history open on the side of the article in the video.

According to photos of comments the Biebs reportedly left somewhere on social media, the star explained that a video of Gomez performing the song at Coachella played as a related video after he and Hailey watched a video of his own Coachella performance from last weekend. He noted he has nothing to hide and was glad Gomez did Coachella, too.

“Please stop reading into things so much and making something out of nothing. The point of the video was supposed to be funny that they were saying I walked out on Hailey and they spelled my name wrong this idea that I secretly plot on opening my history thing purposefully and zoom out just enough so you can see her name is crazy,” he added in another comment. “These are real lives you guys are talking about real emotions stop acting like you know anything about anything.. go to school read your books and focus on your own personal life.”

FALSE ALARM! A hospital near Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new home sparked a baby panic among royal watchers. The pair have said they want to keep the birth of their first child (due any day now!) private, but it hasn’t stopped anyone from peeping through the hedges at Frogmore Cottage to look for signs of the royal tot’s arrival.

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