Celebrity Scoop – 06/18/2020
LIL NAS REVEALS WHY HE DENIED BEING A BARB, NICKI MINAJ RESPONDS – (06/18/2020)
Lil Nas X has revealed why he initially hid that he was a barb aka a Nicki Minaj fan. The “Old Town Road” tweeted at Minaj, asking for a collaboration. When one fan called him out for denying he was ever a fan, he responded, “i didn’t want people to know i was gay tbh.”
When another fan pointed out that being a Nicki Minaj fan doesn’t mean your gay, Lil Nas X responded, “it don’t but people will assume if you had an entire fan page dedicated to nicki u are gay. and the rap/music industry ain’t exactly built or accepting of gay men yet.”
Nicki actually responded, saying, “It was a bit of a sting when you denied being a barb, but I understand. 🎀 Congratulations on building up your confidence to speak your truth. @LilNasX.” Lil Nas X responded, ““the generous queen, i love u. and i’m sorry i did that in a time where u were already getting so much bandwagon hate. i felt so bad, hoping u wouldn’t see my denial. i was just so afraid of people finding out about me and losing everything before i even got a chance.”
NICKI ASKS FANS FOR BRA ADVICE
Meanwhile, furthering speculation that she is pregnant with her first child, Nicki Minaj asked her fans for bra advice. She said, “Oh hey if u wear a triple D cup/double E cup or bigger, what bra is actually comfortable on u? Asking for a friend.”
KELLY CLARKSON’S MARRIAGE ISSUES ‘EXACERBATED’ IN QUARANTINE – (06/18/2020)
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock’s marriage problems were “exacerbated” in quarantine, sources say.
The 38-year-old singer filed for divorce from music manager Brandon, 43, earlier this month after seven years of marriage and the Covid-19 lockdown reportedly deepened the cracks in the relationship. A source close to the couple told People: “It was a stressful time. Quarantining exacerbated any issues.”
Another insider revealed that work had put a lot of strain on their relationship and the pair – who have children River Rose, 6, and Remington Alexander, 4, together – had “been like friends for a while.” The source explained: “Things had changed in their marriage and the split was a while coming. They both work so hard. It’s nearly impossible to enjoy each other, especially with the children needing constant attention.
Kelly and Brandon had been quarantining together in Montana with their kids and his children, Savannah, 17, and 13-year-old Seth from a previous relationship, and Kelly previously admitted it was an “emotional rollercoaster.”
Meanwhile, Clarkson has finally learned how her name made it into that iconic 40-Year-Old Virgin scene. In the memorable scene, Steve Carell’s character is getting his chest waxed, and as the peel comes away he shouts in agony, “Aah … Kelly Clarkson!”
Clarkson chatted with director Judd Apatow during a remote episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show and got to the bottom of her name being used. “I”m gonna blame that Seth Rogen,” explained Apatow. “There’s a picture I think you have with a piece of paper with all the curses that we gave Steve to scream when he gets waxed and in the middle the column says ‘clean words’ — right in the middle, it says ‘Kelly Clarkson’.” The show then revealed that list, with the real swears blurred out.
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ARE MACHINE GUN KELLY AND MEGAN FOX IN LOVE? – (06/18/2020)
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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox appeared to confirm their romance when they stepped out Monday in L.A. holding hands and kissing, and now, the 30-year-old is hitting up social media to share a love-swept video. On Instagram Story, he shows a brunette woman in a leather jacket eating sushi on a blanket covered in roses, watching the sunset. He captioned it, “In love.”
He also recently tweeted out lyrics from the song “Bloody Valentine,” which starred Fox in its video. “‘I’m calling you girlfriend, what the f**k.’ Life imitated art on that one.”
A source told People of their romance: “They hang out at Megan’s several times a week. She only sees him when the boys are with Brian.”
Fox, 34, announced her split from husband Brian Austin Green last month. The pair share Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3.
Green, 46, has been spotted out with Courtney Stodden, 25. According to TMZ, they met online, and are just pals.
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JOHN LEGEND THANKS HIS DAD IN TEASER FOR FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL – (06/18/2020)
ABC has shared a teaser for John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father’s Day featuring the 41-year-old singer and his family.
The preview shows Legend spending time with his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and their two kids, daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2. Legend also shares an emotional moment with his dad, Ronald Stephens. “Thank you for being such a great example. I’m so grateful that you’re my father,” Legend says. “You’re going to make me cry,” Stephens responds.
A Bigger Love Father’s Day airs Sunday on Father’s Day at 9 p.m. [ET.] Legend will perform new songs from his forthcoming album, Bigger Love, due out Friday.
Anthony Anderson, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Michael Ealy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jim Gaffigan, Tony Gonzalez, Lil Rel Howery, Taran Killam, Ne-Yo, Shaquille O’Neal, Patton Oswalt, Scottie Pippen, Ahmad Rashad, Andy Roddick, Deion Sanders, Marlon Wayans, Stevie Wonder and Roy Wood, Jr., will also make appearances.
On a Zoom listening session for his Bigger Love album earlier this month, Legend said that the stirring 16-track project’s lyrics “feel different now, given the circumstances,” but views part of his duty as an artist to “lift people up.” “This album is more focused on joy, love, hope, and on optimism,” he adds. “I think my last album [2016’s Darkness and Light] was kind of an album about being worried about being concerned and I definitely feel both. I feel like the world needs some joy.”
Meanwhile, Legend and Alicia Keys will go face to face on Instagram Live for the Verzuz TV battle on June 19th. The two will battle with their most famous hits over the years.
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Full Story: UPI
KOBE BRYANT’S PILOT MAY HAVE BEEN DISORIENTED BY FOG PRIOR TO CRASH – (06/18/2020)
In new documents released yesterday (June 17th), NTSB officials said that Kobe Bryant‘s helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan was most likely severely disoriented by fog seconds before crashing into a hill back in January. According to TMZ, the officials also say they have evidence that show that Zobayan thought he was ascending when the chopper was actually going downward.
In the docs, investigators claim that just moments before the crash, Zobayan told air traffic control he was “climbing to four thousand,” and air traffic control asked him what he intended to do once he got to that altitude. The NTSB said that Zobayan never responded, he had crashed at that point.
Investigators added that they believe “the pilot could have misperceived both pitch and roll angles” due to the dense fog in the area.
Autopsy results showed that Zobayan was NOT high on alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash and in the new docs, investigators say that Zobayan’s girlfriend told them he was in great shape before the accident.
A final NTSB report with the official conclusion on the cause of the crash is expected to be released at a later date.
HELICOPTER CO. IN KOBE BRYANT CRASH TOUTS CANCELLATIONS: The company being investigated by the NTSB in Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash says it has a good track record on celeb cancellations, having pulled the plug on flights with Kylie Jenner and Kawhi Leanard, The Blast reports. In an email grabbed by the site, the director touts its record: “These weather decisions were made by Ramp Crew-members, Pilots and management and these decisions were never questioned. Management supported every one of these decisions and the company clearly lost revenue. Attached is a report of all canceled flights giving a lot of detail.” (The Blast)
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