Celebrity Scoop – 06/24/2019

‘TOY STORY 4’ TOPS THE BOX OFFICE WITH $118 MILLION OPENING WEEKEND: Toy Story 4 topped the box office this weekend with an $118 million opening. According to studio estimates, the film ranks as the fourth highest animated film opening ever. Above it are 2018′s Incredibles 2 ($182 million), 2016′s Finding Dory ($135 million), and 2007′s Shrek the Third ($121 million). It’s the year’s third largest debut, trailing only a pair of other Disney releases: Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel.


Christina Aguilera posted a tribute to her debut single, “Genie In A Bottle,” on its 20th anniversary on Saturday.

Alongside the artwork for her debut album, on which “Genie in a Bottle” was the lead single, she wrote: “Hi lovies! Today marks 20 years since #GenieInABottle was released… got me feeling all types of emotional!” At just 18 years old, I remember coming home from Japan and seeing that it had reached #1 on the Billboard charts and feeling so grateful and happy that you guys loved it as much as I did. Thank you thank you thank you for riding with me all these years. My fighters, I love you! 💋💋💋 #xxtina.”

Aguilera also relayed some interesting facts about the recording of the song, including that it was made in a tiny home studio and that she shot the scene on a beach in Malibu, in which she rocks a crop top and shorts, in “freezing” weather.

“OG dance clip. I can’t even…” she also tweeted, alongside a short video. In the video, Aguilera is seen perfecting her classic “Genie” moves and even showing off an impressive split.

“Genie in a Bottle” ultimately sold over seven million copies worldwide, was certified platinum in the United States and topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts. While Aguilera’s first career single was technically “Reflections,” from the 1998 soundtrack to the Disney film Mulan, it was “Genie in a Bottle” that landed her on the charts, made her a fixture on MTV’s Total Request Live, and began her ascendance to super stardom.

She recently kicked off her career-spanning Xperience residency in Las Vegas at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.


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TMZ reported on Friday (June 21st) that Cardi B has been indicted by a grand jury on 14 charges in connection to a New York strip club incident. The Bronx rapper’s charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, harassment, and assault, as well as two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. It was previously reported that Cardi rejected a plea deal related to the incident, where she was allegedly involved in a fight at a Queens strip club with two sisters. 

Cardi was arrested back in October for allegedly ordering an attack on bartender sisters, Rachel Wattley and Sarah Wattley aka Jade and Baddie Gi, during the August incident at Angels Strip Club. The women claim that they were injured when Cardi’s people threw bottles, chairs and a hookah after the rapper accused Jade of sleeping with Offset.

She was originally charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor account of assault, but the charges were overthrown by the grand jury indictment. 

Cardi has since slammed TMZ’s report of her indictment. According to Complex, in an Instagram post, which has since been deleted, Cardi took aim at Harvey Levin because apparently, her specific charges were not supposed to be revealed until her arraignment next week, per a ABC News report. Cardi called Levin a “wrinkle fake tan b*tch” and criticized the handling of her “misdemeanor court case” by the court and media alike. She wrote, “I never did jail time ,I don’t have NO CRIMINAL RECORD but they want to drag this case because they want fame and they want press .Waste people tax money on a bullsh*t case a MISDEMEANOR CASE. I don’t understand how I been to court 6 times for a misdemeanor a f**king MISDEMEANOR and now you try to upgraded to a FELONY E the lowest of the low cause I refuse to agree to ya terms !!!”

Cardi continued, “The prosecutors are in meetings talking about ‘she hangs with’ gang members’ but ya don’t MY CLEAN A** RECORD , talk about all the private donations I gave that are in my bank statements, the charity events I perform for or how I got the keys for MARLBORO ,Brooklyn that my ‘Gang member ‘ friends arranged to give out coats something you white motherf**kers don’t do for the community.Ya don’t do sh*t to better the community but harass and oppress !” 


On a lighter note, Cardi is the first female rapper to be awarded with Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP’s 34th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. According to Billboard, Cardi said in her acceptance speech, “Sometimes I gotta see it and feel it myself. Everybody always wants to say I made it because of this or made it because of that. I made it because I worked my a** off … Thank you very much, ASCAP. This is an honor for me.” 



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Nicki Minaj had some not-so-nice things to say about Miley Cyrus on the latest episode of her Queen Radio show on Apple Music. During the episode, Nicki called Miley a Perdue chicken and seemingly referred to the singer’s new song, “Cattitude,” where she said that she prefers to listen to Cardi B over Nicki. The Queens rapper said, [“A Perdue chicken can never talk sh*t about Queen. But I do notice a lot of Perdue chickens recently have been trying to say a queen’s name for clout, and that’s always been happening—and that’s what she did in the first place. And then she cried, you know, the White girl cry and made Black girls seem like she was a bad guy. In the first place, she disrespected me in a magazine article for no reason… I had just seen her after she was sucking Mike WiLL’s d*ck in the studio. Like, you sucked so much, you sucked all that d*ck. You sucked all that d*ck only to come out looking like a Perdue f**king chicken onstage and then got mad and went back to country music. Sit your stupid a** down.”] SOUNDCUE (:34 OC . . . stupid a** down)

Elsewhere on the episode, Nicki revealed that she is getting married to boyfriend, Kenneth Petty. She made the announcement saying, “We did get our marriage license.” She also spoke on plans to have a family, “I’m not saying I’m pregnant. That’s the end goal.” 

She continued about Petty, “I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness. It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I’m there I don’t want to compromise that for anyone of anything. Certain traveling things I don’t wanna do it. I’m just enjoying my downtime.” 


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