Celebrity Scoop – 07/30/2018
DEMI LOVATO’S FOLLOW-UP YOUTUBE DOCUMENTARY IS STILL MOVING FORWARD; 911 CALL ABOUT APPARENT OVERDOSE RELEASED – (07/30/2018)
Demi Lovato’s second YouTube documentary is still moving forward. The forthcoming doc, a sequel to 2017′s Simply Complicated, which addressed her struggle with bulimia and drug abuse, was confirmed to be in the works by YouTube exec Susanne Daniels during the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday. However it will be pushed back. The doc was due to be released this fall but will now be delayed until at least until 2019, she said.
According to the official synopsis, the follow-up doc will follow the 25-year-old singer as she returns to show fans a side of herself beyond her music to raise awareness about issues that matter.
Meanwhile, the 911 call made on Demi’s behalf last Tuesday morning when she was discovered suffering from an apparent drug overdose has been released.
Lovato’s assistant can be heard in the recording calmly asking for help. “You’re with the patient now?” the dispatcher asks just as the assistant responds, “I was, I’m downstairs. There are other people went in. We just need to get somebody out here.”
As the call continues, the singer’s assistant asks the dispatcher for discretion. “Wait, no sirens please, right?” she asks, but the dispatcher replies, “No no, this is a medical emergency. I don’t have control over that. …This is definitely a medical emergency and we need to get there as fast as possible.”
Eventually, the caller says they can hear the sirens coming their way. “Good job. Good luck, ok?” the dispatcher says just before they disconnect.
Demi is currently hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. and has been visited by her family and ex Wilmer Valderamma. A source close to Lovato said the singer will seek drug abuse treatment following her hospitalization.
DEMI LOVATO’S BACKUP DANCER BREAKS SILENCE: Demi Lovato’s backup singer Dani Vitale is breaking her silence after being blamed by some fans for her overdose. Vitale and Lovato go back nearly a decade. She poted on Instagram Sunday night that she was “not with Demi when the incident happened, but I am with her now, and will continue to be because she means the world to me just as she does to all of you.” She continued, “Like all of you, I have nothing but love in my heart for her. There is no need for negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time. I know you’re all feeling lost without her at this moment in time. Remember that you have always been a community of Lovatics who LOVE. Please remember that when you take out your phones and start typing. Remember that we all love her more than we can ever put into words. Please continue to send her love during her recovery.” Vitale’s family has also defended her, telling the Blast that she does not use hardcore drugs.
TOM CRUISE TOPS HIS BOX OFFICE RECORD WITH SIXTH ‘MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE’ – (07/30/2018)
Tom Cruise delivered his best-ever opening weekend with $61.5 million in box office receipts for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. It’s also the best ever opening for the franchise, ahead of the $58 million launch of Mission: Impossible II. Film production for Fallout was $178 million. The first five films have produced $2.78 billion in global ticket sales.
The Paramount Pictures blockbuster was No. 1 at the B.O. as well. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again brought in $15 million in its second week, and the Equalizer 2 came in third, with $14 million.
Also debuting was Warner Bros.’ Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which placed fifth at $10.5 million in sales, shy of the $17.5 million expected.
According to ComScore, overall box office is up 7.9% year-to-date.
FEDS URGE DRAKE FANS NOT TO JUMP OUT OF MOVING CARS TO DO THE ‘IN MY FEELINGS’ DANCE CHALLENGE – (07/30/2018)
A viral dance challenge has catapulted Drake’s “In My Feelings” to No. 1, but it’s also caused thousands of fans to jump out of moving cars to show off their moves on video.
“When we saw this trend, we wanted to remind people what should be common sense, to not hop out of a moving vehicle,” Christopher T. O’Neil, National transportation Safety Board’s Chief of Media Relations tells USA Today. “The dance floor is the right place for dance moves, not our nation’s roads and highways.” “In 2016, more than 37,000 people were killed on our nation’s roads and 10 percent of those were related to distracted driving,” he adds.
“We understand people want to have fun but there are a lot of risks” O’Neil says. “Park your car some place and film your dance moves somewhere else.”
The Safety Board also tweeted, “We have some thoughts about the #InMyFeelings challenge. #Distraction in any mode is dangerous & can be deadly. Whether you are a #driver, #pilot, or #operator, focus on safely operating your vehicle.”
More than a few would-be participants took to social media to share their failed versions of the challenge, also known as the #KekeChallenge.
Will Smith said the challenge almost got him killed when he climbed to the top of a bridge in Budapest, Hungary to do the dance. He called his stunt “social media stupidity.”
The comedian known as Shiggy started the trend when he posted a video last month. Since then, the “In My Feelings” challenge caught fire.
TAYLOR SWIFT DONATES ‘REPUTATION TOUR’ TICKETS TO GRIEVING POLICE DEPARTMENT: Taylor Swift is giving back to a grieving Massachusetts community. The 28-year-old singer donated “a significant number of tickets” to the town of Weymouth for her upcoming reputation Tour shows nearby. The tickets were distributed to the local police department, who recently lost Sgt. Michael Chesna, who was shot and killed while investigating a car crash earlier this month. Mayor Robert Hedlund said there were enough tickets to send “every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some.” He added that the extras were passed on to other nearby police departments. “My understanding is that they did it low-key and weren’t looking for publicity…The gesture was absolutely generous, significant and appreciated,” Hedlund said.