Celebrity Scoop – 07/19/2018


Ariana Grande may have taken a style cue from her latest music video.

The singer revealed a Sweetener-inspired hair transformation on Instagram Wednesday when she posted a Polaroid of her newly dyed tresses.

“Lavender,” Grande simply captioned the picture, adding, “Jus for fun,” on her Instagram Story.

Courtesy of hairstylist Josh Liu, the newly engaged pop star’s hair was dubbed “lavender dreams.” Also missing from the new ‘do was Grande’s signature ponytail.

Fiancé Pete Davidson also expressed his adoration for Grande’s hair, leaving five purple heart emojis in the comments section.

Lavender was the dreamy color predominantly featured in her “God Is a Woman” music video when she was bathing in a pool of pastel paint.

And the light purple shade is the latest hair treatment before Grande releases her upcoming fourth studio album on August 17th.

She previously went platinum blonde for the album art for Sweetener, which she revealed in June.


Shawn Mendes has revealed how he reacted to news that Hailey Baldwin was engaged to Justin Bieber.

The 19-year-old singer, who attended the Met Gala with Hailey, says he texted her a congratulatory message.

“I texted Hailey the day of, and I said congrats. That’s what it is. I think everybody wants there to be more – there’s not,” Shawn said on Australian show The Project.

Shawn and Hailey were the subject of dating rumors earlier this year but they shot down rumors that the Met Gala was their big debut.

Despite the duo being just friends, Hailey deleted photos with Shawn from her Instagram after she started dating Justin.

Meanwhile, actress Kim Basinger, who is mom to Hailey’s cousin Ireland, gives Us Weekly some new scoop about the impending nuptials.

“Oh, it’ll be fun,” Basinger says. “[Hailey’s sister] Alaia [Baldwin] and [cousin] Ireland, they’re in the wedding. So believe me, I just – it’s cool! I think it’s sweet. It’s a very sweet thing. Happiness … We’re living in some really dire times right now.”

She also expressed her approval of the pairing.

“I’m very, very happy for Hailey. I think it’s a good thing,” she says. “I think Justin’s a cool guy. I don’t really know him at all, but Ireland does, you know? I think he’s come through a rough road. He’s a really cool kid. I pray for them. I hope they’re cool. I hope they’re happy! It’s wild! I think it’s wild!”

Justin and Hailey got engaged in the Bahamas earlier this month. They began seeing each other again in June after previously dating from 2015 to 2016.

Justin recently reminded everyone that they are very into each other with an Instagram post. In the post, Justin and Hailey make out like no one is watching in a hot tub. But, like, obviously someone is watching – at very least the someone who snapped the photo.

John Mayer actually commented on the post with a shoutout to the awkward, unidentified photographer.

“Interesting dynamic with the photographer in the hot tub,” the musician wrote. “That’s gotta feel super third wheel. I see a lot of myself in this hot tub photographer. Imagine being in a hot tub on business.”


Charlie Puth was Jimmy Fallon’s musical guest on Tuesday’s The Tonight Show and performed “The Way I Am,” from his latest album, Voicenotes.

He also showcased songs from his supposed brand-new album Charlie Puth Sings 90s Punk Rock, and the bonus collection, Charlie Puth Sings Spice Girls.

Those last two weren’t real, of course, but part of a bit in which Puth crooned soft pop versions of 1990s punk rockers, such as blink-182’s “All the Small Things” and Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy.”

The bonus album featured Puth singing Spice Girls hits, including “Wannabe.”

After all the antics were over, Fallon finally introduced Puth, who is currently on tour and promoting his new single “The Way I Am” off of Voicenotes.


Ed Sheeran’s Songwriter documentary has an official release date.

The film, directed by Ed’s cousin Murray Cummings, will be available worldwide exclusively on Apple Music on August 28th. It will also be released theatrically in New York on August 17th at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 24th.

“Songwriter gives viewers a unique glimpse into the songwriting process,” Ed says in a statement. “Murray’s film brilliantly documents the hard work and DNA that goes into creating a song from start to finish.”

The documentary follows Ed has he creates his album Divide, while also showing never before-seen-footage from his family’s archives. The trailer shows him working with collaborators including Julia Michaels and Johnny McDaid, creating the song “Galway Girl,” and visiting his old high school.

Benny Blanco, Foy Vance, and Amy Wadge also make appearances.

“I decided to make something different,” Cummings says in a statement. “I wasn’t going to show fame. I didn’t want paparazzi, screaming fans or big stadiums. I didn’t want to have sit down interviews because I didn’t want to tell the audience how something came to be, I just wanted to show them. And I wanted the focus to be the songwriting.”

DUA LIPA RECORDING THE NEXT JAMES BOND THEME SONG?: Dua Lipa could be the next artist to record a James Bond theme song if the band Years & Years are to be believed. During an interview with the BBC, Years & Years’ Mikey Goldsworthy may have let the cat out of the bag. “I thought they’d ask us to do the theme song but alas I think it’s Dua Lipa doing it,” Mikey said. “Am I not supposed to say that? That’s what I heard…I feel bad now. Maybe I’ve ruined everything!” he added. The last couple of themes have been recorded by Sam Smith (“Writing’s on the Wall”), Adele (“Skyfall”), Jack White and Alicia Keys (“Another Way to Die”) and more. Bond 25, starring Daniel Craig in the title role, will hit theaters on November 8, 2019.