SOPHIE TURNER, JENNIFER HUDSON AMONG BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2019 PRESENTERS – (05/01/2019)
The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will feature Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and The Voice U.K. coach Jennifer Hudson as presenters.
Kelly Clarkson, who will host and perform at the awards show, announced Tuesday the 23-year-old actress and 37-year-old singer will present awards at the event Wednesday in Las Vegas. Turner will take the stage with her Dark Phoenix co-star Tye Sheridan, who plays Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, in the upcoming movie. Hudson will present the Icon Award to singer Mariah Carey.
Eva Longoria, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, Asher Angel, Becky G, Cobie Smulders, Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, David Guetta, Erin and Sara Foster, Florida Georgia Line, Jesse Spencer, Julia Michaels, Julianna Hough, Kane Brown, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Denver, Ralph Macchio, Rob Gronkowski, Ross Lynch and Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina Carpenter, Terry Crews, and William Zabka will also present awards.
“Here are all of the amazing people who you’ll see presenting on the @BBMAs stage tomorrow night on NBC!” Billboard captioned a video of Clarkson listing the presenters.
The Billboard Music Awards will air live on NBC. Taylor Swift and Panic! at the Disco singer Brendon Urie will open the awards show with a performance of their single “ME!” with Ciara, Dan + Shay, Madonna and Maluma, and other acts to perform.
ED SHEERAN AND JUSTIN BIEBER COLLABORATING – (05/01/2019)
Justin Bieber appears to be teasing an upcoming collaboration with Ed Sheeran.
Bieber, who is currently still on hiatus from music, posted images of himself and Sheeran standing in front of a green screen backdrop. He captioned the snaps simply with the number “10,” which could point towards a single release 10 days from now.
Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, also shared an edit of the photos.
Bieber released his last album, Purpose, back in 2015. In January, Scooter Braun teased that its follow-up would arrive in 2019.
Despite announcing he was taking a break to “repair some deep rooted issues” last month, Bieber surprised fans recently by taking to the stage with Ariana Grande at Coachella.
Meanwhile, Sheeran – who released his last album ÷ (Divide) in 2017 – has also been in the studio with Tokyo band One OK Rock. The band described their time recording with the star as “amazing.”
Ed and Justin both recently lent their voices to Lil Dicky’s new charity single and music video, “Earth.”
Justin and Ed are longtime friends, and have teamed up before to co-write the hits “Love Yourself” and “Cold Water.”
TAYLOR SWIFT PERFORMING AT IHEARTRADIO WANGO TANGO 2019; SHARES MORE VIDEO OF NEW CAT – (05/01/2019)
Taylor Swift will perform alongside headliners including the Jonas Brothers and Halsey at the iHeartRadio Wango Tango on June 1st at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The lineup also includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Ava Max, Fletcher, Tomorrow X Together, Zedd, Ally Brooke and Tyga, and the day-long event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
Taylor is also set to perform “Me!” live for the first time with Brendon Urie at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards tonight.
Meanwhile, you can now see the moment Taylor fell in love with her new kitten, Benjamin Button. On Tuesday, the singer took a break from teasing the title of her upcoming album to reveal how she ended up adopting Benjamin on the set of her “Me!” music video with Brendon Urie.
In the behind-the-scenes clip, you can see the moment Taylor first met Benjamin, and it was love at first sight. Once Taylor found out that the kitten was actually available to adopt, the rest was history.
“I know kittens are cute, but that kitten’s special,” she says. She and Brendon couldn’t stop talking about the kitten throughout shooting, either. “I love that you got him, too,” Brendon says. “It’s the sweetest thing.”
Taylor revealed the new addition to her family, which also includes cats Meredith and Olivia, last Friday – the same day she released the new song and video.
HALLE BERRY REVEALS ICONIC SANDRA BULLOCK ROLE SHE ALMOST GOT: Halle Berry dishes that one of Sandra Bullock’s most iconic roles almost went to her. “I don’t know if you know this, but I was offered Speed before Sandra Bullock,” Berry told ET. “I stupidly said no. But in my defense, when I read the script the bus didn’t leave the parking lot.”
PETE DAVIDSON BAILS ON PERFORMANCE BECAUSE CLUB OWNER BRINGS UP ARIANA AND KATE – (05/01/2019)
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Pete Davidson has had a crazy year, between breaking off an engagement with Ariana Grande and recently splitting from Kate Beckinsale. After Vinnie Brand, the owner of the Stress Factory Comedy Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut about the SNL star’s exes, he left before performing as scheduled.
Page Six reports that Davidson was miffed because he asked Brand to not go onstage, but that he did anyway, and then made a sarcastic request that no one in the audience ask Davidson about Grande and Davidson.
Davidson took to Instagram stories to apologize. “I’m sorry that we had to leave the show before I got to go on. The owner, Vinnie Brand, disrespected me, and did something that I told him not to do,” Davidson said, “and I can’t perform under those circumstances.”
He is reportedly planning to perform a free show for ticket-holders.
Fans on social media seemed to support Davidson. “Yo the owner of the Stress Factory CT was wild, uncalled for and disrespectful to Pete so I don’t blame him for bouncing, I would’ve too,” tweeted one fan.
But TMZ reports that the owner played his IG video on the club’s screen, and viewers were angry. One yelled, “F**k you, Pete!!!”
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