THE WEEKND, RODDY RICCH & MALUMA TO PERFORM AT MTV VMAS – (08/12/2020)
The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma and CNCO have been added to the lineup of the MTV VMAs.
This will be The Weeknd’s second VMA performance; he last appeared on the show in 2015. He has six nods this year, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best R&B Video.
It’s Roddy Ricch’s first appearance on the VMAs – he has three nods, including Song of the Year.
Maluma has one nod, while CNCO has two.
All four acts join previously announced performers Doja Cat, J Balvin and BTS. Keke Palmer is hosting.
Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga are this year’s leading nominees, with nine each.
The MTV VMAs will not take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as previously planned. Instead, the performances will originate from outdoor locations around New York City. The show airs August 30th.
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LADY GAGA REVEALS SHE TAKES ANTI-PSYCHOTIC MEDICATION: Lady Gaga has revealed that she takes anti-psychotic drug olanzapine because she “can’t always control what her brain does.” Olanzapine is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar. She released a song about it on her latest album, Chromatica. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, Gaga explained: “I wrote a song on Chromatica called ‘911,’ and it’s about an anti-psychotic that I take and it’s because I can’t always control things that my brain does and I have to take medication to stop the process that occurs.” She added, “I know I have mental issues and I know that they can sometimes render me non-functional as a human.”
REPORT: NICK CANNON PLANS TO SUE VIACOM FOR $1.5 BILLION – (08/12/2020)
Reports say that Nick Cannon is planning to sue ViacomCBS for $1.5 billion — which is the estimated value of his hit show Wild’n Out. As previously reported, ViacomCBS severed ties with Cannon following statements he made about the Jewish community.
A member of Nick’s team told The Shaderoom about the upcoming suit, “It is just that simple, ‘Wild’N Out belongs to Nick! The show was created by Nick Cannon with his idea and original thought. Wild’N Out has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth.”
The source continued, “From the platforms he provides for other entertainers, the jobs he creates for black youth, the time he gives to mentoring incarcerated men and women, to the money he gives back and puts into communities, homelessness, and people less fortunate. He is constantly evolving both spiritually and mentally, as well as, taking action in learning, education and bridging the gap within the Jewish and African American communities, so that it will allow us to build relationships, work together and learn from each other in order to move forward in equality.”
Nick’s team said that he plans to use the money from the suit to invest in better education in underserved communities, as well as creating psychological programs, youth organizations, and developing inner city communities.
The source added, “If Viacom believes in growth, equality, education, then Viacom will do what is right and pay Nick what they owe, and giving him his $1.5 brand.”
THE FRESH PRINCE RETURNS: Will Smith is going to bring a very different version of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to the small screen, via Smith’s Westbrook Studios and Universal TV. He was inspired by a fan-made trailer that went viral in 2019. Morgan Cooper created the trailer, which reimagined the show as a drama with a darker undertone that portrayed a different side of a the story of a West Philly teen going to live with his uncle in Bel-Air after getting into trouble. Cooper is working on the show along with showrunner Chris Collins.
ZAC EFRON TO STAR IN 3 MEN AND A BABY REMAKE: Zac Efron has boarded a remake of Three Men and a Baby, a remake of the 1987 comedy being produced for Disney+. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson starred in the original, which chronicled their woes as bachelors caring for, and then falling for, a baby.
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