J BALVIN & RODDY RICCH DROP OUT OF MTV VMAS 2020 PERFORMER LINEUP – (08/25/2020)
J Balvin and Roddy Ricch are no longer performing at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.
Amid reports over the weekend that performers might be dropping out due to COVID-19 safety precautions, both artists are no longer part of the lineup for the event on August 30th, via Variety.
Ricch confirmed the news on his Instagram Story. “Unfortunately, I won’t be performing at this year’s VMAs as announced. My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID compliance issues at the last minute we had to call off the performance,” the rapper said. “My team and I are safe and everyone’s health is a main priority, as well as giving a quality performance. I appreciate MTV for the opportunity to perform and I hope I can see y’all next year. STAY SAFE.”
J Balvin confirmed earlier in the month that he tested positive for coronavirus.
Both J Balvin and Roddy Ricch are up for multiple awards. J Balvin is nominated for his collaborations with Anuel, Maluma, and the Black Eyed Peas, while Roddy Ricch got nods for Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop, and Song of the Year for “The Box.”
So far, performances from BTS, Lady Gaga, Doja Cat, Maluma, The Weeknd, CNCO, and Miley Cyrus are still on tap.
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ELLEN DEGENERES TO ADDRESS SCANDAL ON SHOW AS FIRST CANCELLATION ARRIVES – (08/25/2020)
As WarnerMedia reportedly neared the end of its investigation into The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen DeGeneres plans to discuss the allegations against her and other leaders directly. Among the charges are claims of sexual misconduct, racism and workplace bullying on set.
Three producers, executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman, have been ousted, and she said in a staff memo that she planned to make changes in the day-to-day management of the show.
The Daily Mail asked DeGeneres how she would handle the allegations when her show returns in September, and she said: “I will be talking to my fans.”
Meanwhile, Australia’s Channel Nine network is the first to officially pull the plug on the show following the viral reports of bad on-set behavior.
“We are resting Ellen repeats on Nine and have replaced with Desperate Housewives,” a spokesperson confirmed to news.com.au.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been airing on the channel since 2013.
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TAYLOR SWIFT FAN FINDS BOX OF SIGNED ‘FOLKLORE’ CDS, RETURNS THEM TO RECORD STORE – (08/25/2020)
Taylor Swift sent off surprise shipments of signed copies of her Folklore CD to select independent record stores last week and Swifties were eager to get their hands on one.
One of those fans ended up getting her hands on an entire box of them outside The Exclusive Co. by accident and did something store manager Tom Smith says “makes you have faith in human beings again.”
He learned on Friday his store in downtown Green Bay would be getting 30 of the coveted CDs on Saturday morning. But UPS delivered 15 minutes before the store was open. When he arrived to open the store, there were two Swift fans sitting on the ground in front of the shop. The delivery driver had asked one of them, Brandy Baenen, to sign for the box and drove off.
Baenen handed the box to Smith. “Out of curiosity, do you know what’s in the box?” she asked. When he told her it was the autographed Folklore CDs, she said, “I thought it was!” Smith said the fan could have easily driven off with the signed CDs and sold them online for thousands of dollars – but she said: “Taylor Swift wouldn’t want me to walk away with them.”
He said the entire box could have easily gone for $9,000 online. “It’s really endearing,” he said. “Taylor Swift does so much good with her celebrity, and you can see how it also trickles down to her fans.”
Smith said he received news on Monday that Swift’s reps now want to meet the devoted fan.
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