Celebrity Scoop – 08/24/2020


Katy Perry has made music history with her song “Firework,” 10 years after the song was released.

“Firework” is now “the highest certified track by a lead female artist in RIAA history,” according to the Chart Data page on Twitter.

The song was released on August 24, 2010, as part of Katy’s album Teenage Dream and it just received the 12x Platinum certification.

She is now the only lead female artist to achieve this. Only two other songs performed by a lead female artist have even hit 11x Platinum – Katy’s “Dark Horse” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.”

In response to the news, Katy tweeted, “why do I still feel like a plastic bag then,” referencing the opening lyrics of the song.


Full Story: Pinkvilla

BTS’ ‘DYNAMITE’ SETS NEW YOUTUBE RECORD: BTS has set a new record for most views of a music video on YouTube in its first 24 hours of release. Dance track “Dynamite,” BTS’ first English-language song, earned 98.3 million views in the 24 hours since it was posted Friday at midnight [EDT]. It had 122 million views as of Saturday morning. “How You Like That” – by K-pop group Blackpink – was the previous record holder, earning 86.3 million views in the first 24 hours when it was released in June.

SOFIA VERGARA STANDS BY ELLEN DEGENERES: Sofia Vergara is standing by the beleaguered host Ellen DeGeneres after old videos show DeGeneres teasing Vergara for her accent on a 2015 show. DeGeneres, as many will recall, is going through an internal investigation after toxic workplace allegations were made against her and senior producers on her eponymous shows. Three producers have been fired. On Twitter, Vergara responded to the clip, writing: “Two comedians having fun with each other to entertain. I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke.”

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNDER INVESTIGATION: WarnerMedia is investigating the Justice League production after actor Ron Fisher reported that filmmaker Joss Whedon’s “on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable.” He sent that tweet out in July. Fisher sent out an update Thursday on Twitter, saying that WarnerMedia has “launched an independent third-party investigation to get to the heart of the toxic and abusive work environment created during Justice League reshoots.”

DWTS STRUGGLING? The Dancing With the Stars celebrity line-up seems to be hurting after ABC replaced Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews with Tyra Banks, sources tell the Naughty But Nice podcast. “Part of the reason Tyra was hired was because it was assumed that she would be able to bring in big named stars to the competition. The show has always struggled to get top celebrities into the ballroom, with Kim Kardashian possibly being the biggest name ever to dance. Tyra implied she could call all her famous friends and get them to join the show, but so far it is not happening,” the sources said.

Brought to you by: