WIN A PRIVATE GUITAR LESSON FROM ED SHEERAN BY DONATING TO CLEAN WATER CHARITY – (08/09/2018)
Ed Sheeran has launched a fundraising campaign for Drop4Drop, an organization founded by Adele’s husband Simon Konecki, which works to alleviate the global water crisis.
When you donate money to the charity, you’ll be entered to win a trip to New York City to see Ed in concert at MetLife Stadium on either September 21nd or 22st and meet him backstage. You’ll also win a private guitar lesson from Ed, and he’ll teach you how to play one of his songs. He’ll also give you a signed guitar as a parting gift.
Adele posted about Ed’s involvement on Twitter, writing that “100% of donations raised will go directly into giving people clean drinking water who’ve never had it before which is something most of us don’t even think twice about.”
The campaign will be open until September 1st with the winner being chosen on September 7th.
ARIANA GRANDE ANNOUNCES ‘THE SWEETENER SESSIONS’ TO CELEBRATE ALBUM RELEASE – (08/09/2018)
After her album, Sweetener, is released on August 17th, Ariana Grande will be performing three exclusive shows dubbed The Sweetener Sessions.
“surprise. i’m doing a lil thing called the sweetener sessions to celebrate release week w @americanexpress,” Ariana tweeted. “On sale 10 am local tmrw #amexlife ! the first of the sweetener sessions will take place in ny after the vmas. be der.”
The New York City show will take place on August 20th. There will also be a Chicago show on August 22nd, followed by a Los Angeles show on August 25th.
Meanwhile, Ariana has revealed that she injured her hand while filming Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. She wouldn’t say how the injury happened, only telling fans, “You’ll see…it’s so…stupid.” Despite the accident, Ariana says she had the “best day ever” shooting the episode. She also added that she “loves” her bandage.
Ariana also shared a little about the incident on her Instagram story. In the first clip, she held up her bandage while walking as she said, “Well, Mr. Corden, today is off to a wild start.” She also wrote on the image, “bleeding ‘n smiling.”
PINK SETS SATURDAY RETURN TO STAGE AFTER HOSPITALIZATION – (08/09/2018)
Pink on Wednesday postponed a fourth Sydney show but vowed to be back on stage Saturday following a stomach virus.
Her Beautiful Trauma world tour’s first concert in Sydney was scheduled for last Friday, but she canceled that show on doctor’s orders. The 38-year-old battled through a Saturday night show.
Promoter Live Nation said Pink was admitted to a hospital on Sunday suffering from dehydration and was discharged. But she was readmitted and diagnosed with a gastric virus hours before her Monday concert was due to begin.
She was discharged from the hospital the next day, but Tuesday night’s concert was canceled. Pink said Thursday’s concert would be the fourth and last cancellation.
“I was discharged from hospital last night, and am following doctors orders of liquids and rest,” Pink wrote. “A lot of you know how physical my shows are, and that I don’t just stand in front of a microphone and sing,” she added. “Therefore, I need to be physically healthy and well in order to perform this show. I think all of you deserve the full show and me at my best.”
Pink defended herself in an Instagram post last week after she was photographed with her kids at a beach in Byron Bay after canceling Saturday’s concert. She referenced the beach photos in her new post. “Our next show will be Saturday, and until then I will be drinking green tea, and spending time with my kids. That’s a warning to paparazzi, you might actually see me walking upright outside of my hotel room cage with two little children, and another warning: I might even smile,” the singer said.
Pink’s Australian tour is scheduled to run through August 26th. Live Nation later said Pink would return to Sydney after the New Zealand leg of her tour to perform most of the postponed concerts. The new Sydney show dates are August 24th and September 17-19.
TAYLOR SWIFT LISTED AS PILOT’S EMERGENCY CONTACT BEFORE HE DIED IN CRASH – (08/09/2018)
A pilot who was killed in a crash in 2013 reportedly listed Taylor Swift as his emergency contact.
Michael Callan, 45, was obsessed with Swift and wrote her numerous letters that were said to “have the flavor [of] stalking,” WSMV-TV reported, citing NTSB internal records. In 2012, Callan underwent a mental health evaluation.
Callan was legally drunk when he tried to land a small plane at Nashville International Airport amid dense fog, the National Transportation Safety Board determined. Callan was the only person on the plane at the time of the crash. The plane, a Cessna 172R was said to have burst into flames when it crashed. Callan was reportedly supposed to travel to Pelee Island Airport in Ontario, Canada, but instead flew to Nashville.
The Canadian pilot also listed Swift as his emergency contact on his membership application to the Windsor Flying Club, where he rented the plane.
Callan had a criminal history in Canada and was a bank robber years before his fatal crash. He robbed five banks in eleven months in Windsor and was dubbed “Windsor’s most famous bank robber.”
At the time of the crash, Swift’s publicist said the singer did not know Callan.