PINK TO RECEIVE THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS ICON AWARD – (05/05/2021)
Pink will receive the Icon Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
The three-time BBMA winner, who joins only nine other artists to ever receive the honor, will also perform at the event.
The Icon Award recognizes outstanding artists who have achieved excellence on the Billboard Charts and have made an indelible mark on music itself. Pink joins previous honorees Garth Brooks, Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.
Pink said in a statement, “As a little girl, I always dreamed about being a singer and sharing my love of music with the world. Years later, to receive the Billboard Music Awards Icon Award is hard to fathom! I feel so honored to join the ranks of music idols like Cher, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder. It’s a true ‘pinch me’ moment and I feel humbled and blessed.”
Hosted by Nick Jonas, the BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23rd at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.
BILLIE EILISH BREAKS INSTAGRAM RECORD WITH VOGUE COVER – (05/05/2021)
Billie Eilish has broken another Instagram record.
The singer’s British Vogue cover has reached 1 million likes faster than any other image on the platform. She achieved the milestone in under six minutes.
It’s not the first time the 19-year-old superstar has broken the record. She previously snagged the crown from Selena Gomez’s in March, when she shared a photo of her newly blonde hair.
MARK WAHLBERG REVEALS 20-POUND WEIGHT GAIN AS WILL SMITH CLINCHES SERIES – (05/05/2021)
Ripping a page out of Will Smith’s playbook, Mark Wahlberg has revealed a body transformation. In three weeks, he revealed he gained 20 pounds. But unlike Smith’s admitted COVID-bod, this gain was for a film role.
He posted side-by-side shots of his ripped body, and three weeks later, a puffed-up pooch. “From left photo, three weeks ago to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking,” Wahlberg captioned the two shirtless pics.
No word yet on the role, but he’ll be packing on another 20.
His friends had his back. Mario Lopez wrote: “Yo. You wear mad chubby well homie!”
Smith, for one, is planning to get fit again, STAT. He announced a new six-part series from YouTube Originals, tentatively titled Best Shape of My Life, which will follow Smith’s efforts to get into, as the name suggests, the best shape he’s ever been in.
Smith said he spent the “entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry.”
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DID TRISTAN THOMPSON SEND SYDNEY CHASE A CEASE AND DESIST? – (05/05/2021)
After news broke that Khloé Kardashian allegedly reached out to IG model Sydney Chase over her claims that Tristan Thompson cheated on her with Chase, Page Six reports that Thompson has taken legal action against the podcast on which she first broadcast her claims.
Adam John Grandmaison, the host of the “No Jumper” podcast, told Page Six on Tuesday that he erased the initial video because of the cease and desist he received from Thompson’s attorney, Marty Singer.
“Yeah, we got a cease and desist and deleted it,” Grandmaison shared. “Honestly, I wouldn’t have posted it in the first place if I knew it was going to mess up a relationship.”
Singer also sent a cease and desist to Chase, but she hasn’t responded.
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CAITLYN JENNER LAYS OUT PRIORITIES, MISSPELLS NAME IN CAMPAIGN BID – (05/05/2021)
The former Olympian and reality star Caitlyn Jenner is running on the Republican ticket for governor of California. In her campaign material released Tuesday, she attacks Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom for failures during the pandemic, but in the material touting her stance, her name is misspelled as “Cailyn.”
She says a “thoughtful disrupter” is needed to put California back on track. Jenner brands herself as a “dreamer.” Interestingly, she omitted her famous last name in much of the marketing material as well, a bid, some say, to distance herself from her famous Kardashian-Jenner family members, none of whom plan to stump for her.
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MEGHAN MARKLE PENS CHILDREN’S BOOK BASED ON HARRY & ARCHIE – (05/05/2021)
The pregnant Meghan Markle is honoring the connection Prince Harry shares with their son Archie, in a book called The Bench. This will be the 39-year-old’s first children’s book. Bestselling artist Christian Robinson illustrated the book, and Meghan will narrate the audio version.
“The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” Meghan said in a statement. “That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens. My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”
The book documents the “special bond between father and son — as seen through a mother’s eyes.” The Bench will be published on June 8th by Penguin Random House.
Archie turns 2 this week, and their second child, a girl, is expected this summer.
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