NICK JONAS, PRIYANKA CHOPRA CONFIRM ENGAGEMENT – (08/20/2018)
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra confirmed their engagement on social media Saturday.
“Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love,” Jonas captioned a sweet photo of him and Chopra face to face with Chopra’s hand on his chest and a large diamond visible on her ring finger.
“The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings,” Chopra wrote alongside an Instagram photo collage of her and Jonas praying and celebrating while wearing traditional Indian attire.
“Taken.. With all my heart and soul,” she wrote in another post. Reports began circulating in late July that the 25-year-old singer and 36-year-old “Quantico” star got engaged in London after two months of dating, but the couple did not publicly announce their intention to wed until this weekend.
The couple celebrated their upcoming nuptials with a party in Mumbai, India, that was attended by their respective families, who were meeting each other for the first time, and many from her Bollywood circle.
Chopra shared a gallery of photos from the bash –known as a roka ceremony – including a group picture of the new couple with her mother Madhu, her brother Siddharth, and Jonas’ parents Denise and Kevin, Sr. all smiling together in front of a custom “NP” logo, which represents the couple’s first names.
One of Chopra’s friends, MTV VJ Anusha Dandekar, posted a photo from the party as she celebrated the couple’s happiness. “I always knew one thing was certain, she deserved true love. Then her Prince came along for real… not to rescue her because god knows she does that all on her own and HOW!” she wrote.
Another friend, Indian screenwriter and producer Mushtaq Sheikh, also wasn’t shy about sharing just how happy Jonas has made Chopra. “Love just got a partner. @priyankachopra just found her man- @nickjonas They now are engaged to each other. The smile in her eyes tells a story…Yes, love stories still are alive & blushing red these 2 loverbirds confirm that for me. Happiness was the chief guest of the day!” he wrote.
ARE WINONA RYDER AND KEANU REEVES MARRIED? – (08/20/2018)
The characters Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves played in 1992’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula got married, but the stars may have unwittingly tied the knot as well (and if so, they’re still married!)
Reeves and Ryder played Mina and Jonathan Harker in the classic flick. “We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to God I think we’re married in real life,” she told Entertainment Weekly.
“In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola, the film’s director] used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.”
Reeves took it in stride, joking to Ryder that it was “lovely” to see her again. The pair have reunited for rom-com Destination Wedding, out August 31st.
LADY GAGA CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF DEBUT ALBUM – (08/20/2018)
Yesterday marked 10 years since Lady Gaga dropped her debut album, The Fame, which began her ascent to the top of pop stardom. Gaga marked that milestone with special merch for her fans, as well as a “digital time capsule” and a 10th anniversary limited version of the album.
The Fame spun off the hit singles “Just Dance,” “Paparazzi,” “Poker Face” and “LoveGame,” won Gaga a Grammy and has sold close to five million copies. The reissue, The Fame Monster, which came out in November of that year, featured eight new songs, including “Bad Romance,” “Telephone,” and “Alejandro.”
The $50 limited edition version of the album comes on a USB that’s shaped like a cartoon image of Gaga, packaged in a collectible display box. It features the original album The Fame and three bonus tracks, as well as The Fame Monster, both digital booklets, eight music videos and an early electronic press kit shot just as Gaga was beginning her rise to stardom. It’s now available for pre-order on Gaga’s website.
In addition, you can get The Fame and The Fame Monster on vinyl, as well as a number of t-shirts with The Fame artwork, Gaga’s former “electric bolt” logo, and images of her iconic sunglasses from the album cover.
As for the “digital time capsule,” it’s a collection of videos, images and quotes from Gaga around the time that The Fame and The Fame Monster were released. One sample quote: “I would not be able to breathe if I couldn’t make art.”
Fast forward a decade and Gaga is teasing a new era, setting up residency in Las Vegas and starring in a major studio movie with Bradley Cooper.
Gaga is expected to release the soundtrack of her movie A Star Is Born in the coming months; the film arrives in theaters in October.
ARIANA GRANDE BREAKS A RECORD ON ‘SWEETENER’ RELEASE DAY: Ariana Grande’s new album Sweetener, released on Friday, is already breaking records. She now holds the U.S. Spotify record for the biggest opening day for a female artist. Sweetener received 15.1 million album streams on August 17th. This is her fourth studio album following 2013’s Yours Truly, 2014’s My Everything, and 2016’s Dangerous Woman. You can watch Ariana perform a song from the album live tonight during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Meanwhile, Ariana included a subtle tribute to the Manchester bombing victims on Sweetener. Fans noticed that at the end of the album’s final track, “Get Well Soon,” Ariana included 40 seconds of silence, which brings the song’s run time to 5 minutes and 22 seconds. The significance? May 22 – 5/22 – is the date the terror attack took place last year. Ariana previously said “Get Well Soon” was a track about her anxiety following the attack – which took place after her concert in Manchester, England. 22 people were killed.