ARIANA GRANDE BREAKS DOWN DURING EMOTIONAL CONCERT IN MAC MILLER’S HOMETOWN – (06/14/2019)
Ariana Grande’s latest concert took an emotional turn.
Ariana paid special tribute to her late ex, Mac Miller, during her concert in his hometown of Pittsburgh Wednesday night. According to concertgoers, she played the rapper’s music over the speakers at PPG Paints Arena before she took the stage. She also reportedly had an empty seat reserved for him.
“At the Ariana Grande concert in pburgh and Mac’s album is playing throughout the stadium before the show <33,” one fan tweeted.
Another wrote, “Ariana really had a Mac Miller playlist for the music before the show and she had an empty seat reserved for him. she’s so strong.”
During her opening performance of “Raindrops (An Angel Cried),” which is thought to be about the end of her relationship with Mac, she broke down and was unable to finish the song. She choked up again when she tried to sing the line “Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm/’cause he was an angel” in “thank u, next” – Mac’s birth name was Malcolm McCormick. With the help of the crowd, she made it through the song.
Miller died in September at the age of 26 from an accidental drug overdose. He had fentanyl and cocaine in his system at the time of his death. The two had dated from 2016 to the spring of 2018.
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MILEY CYRUS RELEASES ASHLEY O’S ‘BLACK MIRROR’ VIDEO: Ashley O, the purple-haired pop star portrayed by Miley Cyrus in the new Black Mirror episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” on Netflix, stars in the new video for “On a Roll,” the song and video snippets seen and heard throughout the episode. “On a Roll” is a reworking of Nine Inch Nails’ classic song “Head Like a Hole.” In the clip, Miley as Ashley sings on a lit-up set while wearing a white vinyl two-piece outfit, surrounded by a troupe of backup dancers. It appears to be a normal pop video until near the end, when the picture appears to split and crack, like the graphic that opens Black Mirror. In between those cracks, the picture switches to black and white, and there are flashes of Ashley O looking upset and giving the finger. There are also scenes of Ashley O’s manager and aunt, Catherine, played by Susan Pourfar.
CHARLI XCX SHARES PLANS FOR NEW ALBUM, TOUR – (06/14/2019)
Charli XCX will return with a new album and tour in the fall.
The 26-year-old singer confirmed in an Instagram post she will release Charli, her first new album in nearly six years, in September.
“Angels, I am so so so happy to announce that my new album, Charli is out September 13th. You can pre order it now and I will also be going on tour to perform it for you,” she wrote.
Charli XCX, born Charlotte Aitchison, said she titled the album Charli because it is her most personal record yet. “I’ve put as many of my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings and my experiences with relationships into these 15 songs and I am so proud of them. Those of you who have been with me on my journey as an artist, i know you have waited for a new album for a long time, and I really hope Charli is all you can imagine and more,” she said. “I cry when I listen to it and I also wanna party when I listen to it so I KNOW ITS GOOD,” she added.
Charli features 15 songs, including collaborations with HAIM, Lizzo, Sky Ferreira, Troye Sivan and other artists.
Charli XCX will perform at Pitchfork Music Festival on July 21st before kicking off the North American portion of her tour September 20th in Atlanta, Georgia. The singer also will perform in the U.K. and Europe.
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GEORGE CLOONEY, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER? A group of LGBTQ supporters and activists were so inspired by George Clooney’s op-ed piece supporting the boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel over its anti-gay owners, they have launched a write-in campaign to convince the Nobel Peace Prize nominating committee to hand over an award to Clooney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
MTV TO HONOR DWAYNE JOHNSON: Dwayne Johnson is being honored with the Generation Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The award honors actors who diverse contributions to film and TV have transformed the industry. “Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation,” Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, said in a press release of the actor, who previously co-hosted the annual ceremony with Kevin Hart in 2016. “Throughout his career, Johnson has proven to be the ultimate bada** — an action star with a flair for comedy, one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and a true family man. He continues to captivate his audience worldwide and we are thrilled to celebrate him with the Generation Award.”
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