Celebrity Scoop – 05/12/2021
DUA LIPA WINS BIG AT BRIT AWARDS & TAYLOR SWIFT MAKES HISTORY – (05/12/2021)
Dua Lipa won big at the Brit Awards Tuesday night, taking home the prize for both Female Solo Artist and Album of the Year for Future Nostalgia.
Winners for the international categories included Billie Eilish for Female Solo Artist, The Weeknd for Male Solo artist and Haim for Group.
In addition, Taylor Swift made history by becoming the first female and the first non-British star to accept the Global Icon Award.
The “Cardigan” singer said in her acceptance speech, “I want to thank my friends and family who know exactly who they are. Whose opinion of me never changed whether my stock was up or down. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that you have to look around every day and take note of the people who have always believed in you and never stop appreciating them for it.”
Jack Whitehall hosted the Brit Awards for the fourth straight year. The full list of winners included:
Female Solo Artist: Dua Lipa
Male Solo Artist: J Hus
Group: Little Mix
Breakthrough Act: Arlo Parks
Single of the Year: Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”
Album of the Year: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
International Female Solo Artist: Billie Eilish
International Male Solo Artist: The Weeknd
International Group: Haim
Rising Star: Griff
BTS TO PERFORM ‘BUTTER’ AT THE 2021 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS – (05/12/2021)
BTS will perform their new single, “Butter” at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
The K-Pop supergroup will give the debut television performance of their second English-Language single remotely from Korea.
The septet is also nominated for top duo-group, top song sales artist, top social artist and top selling song for “Dynamite.”
The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC, with Nick Jonas as the host.
BILLIE EILISH REVEALS WHY SHE WENT BLONDE – (05/12/2021)
Billie Eilish revealed the inspiration for her platinum blonde hair during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (May 11th).
The “Bad Guy” singer said she was inspired after seeing herself as a blonde in a fan edit video.
She didn’t think her hair was healthy enough to survive the transformation from black and green to platinum, saying, “So, I kinda thought of it as a dream. I didn’t think it was gonna happen because my hair went through so much. I thought I would burn it all off, but I did it.”
The trick, it turns out, was to take things slow. The 19-year-old superstar explained, “It took about six weeks. It was a lot because we started in January, and then it was two weeks of nothing, of healing and letting my hair take it in and digest and recover. And then again, and then two more weeks…it took a long time.”
She finally made the big reveal in March when she broke an Instagram record by getting more than a million likes in six minutes.
DEMI LOVATO’S NEW SHOW IS A UFO DOCUSERIES – (05/12/2021)
Demi Lovato is getting a four-part docuseries about UFOs on Peacock.
The singer tweeted Tuesday (May 11th), “SURPRISEEEEE!!! I’m hitting the road for an out-of-this-world adventure for my new show Unidentified & I’m taking you guys along for the ride.”
Page Six reports that the show will feature Lovato, her friend Matthew and her sister Dallas, visiting UFO hot spots, investigating eyewitness encounters and uncovering secret government reports.
Lovato is also set to executive produce and star in Hungry, an NBC sitcom about friends who belong to a food issues group.
TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:
- Tony Hawk (professional skateboarder) (52)
- Jason Biggs (actor, American Pie movies, Jersey Girl, My Best Friend’s Girl) (43)
- Stephen Baldwin (actor, BioDome, The Usual Suspects) (55)
- Emilio Estevez (actor, The Breakfast Club, Men At Work, Young Guns) (59)
- Ving Rhames (actor, Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible movies, Striptease, Con Air) (62)
- Malin Akerman (actress, The Heartbreak Kid, 27 Dresses, The Bang Bang Club, Couples Retreat, The Proposal, Watchmen) (43)