ED SHEERAN ANNOUNCES HE’S TAKING A LONG BREAK FROM PLAYING LIVE SHOWS – (08/29/2019)
Ed Sheeran is taking an 18-month break after wrapping up his Divide tour, a run he’s been on for almost two years.
Ed announced to the crowd during his final show in Ipswich, England, that he’s taking a much deserved break. “As you may or not know, I’ve been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the last day of the whole thing. There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months,” he told the crowd. “It’s been a wild one.”
He continued, “I was told before I came on that now at the end of this tour I’ve played to nine million people around the world. It is the biggest tour ever.”
“It’s been an emotional day for a lot of people backstage. It kind of feels like, in a weird way, that you’re breaking up with a girlfriend that you’ve been with for years,” he adds. “Thank you to everyone who has given me a chance.”
According to reports, Ed’s tour is on track to earn a record-breaking $750 million, making Sheeran the highest-paid solo musician of 2018.
Sheeran had previously taken time off after wrapping his mammoth x Tour in December 2015 to strengthen his connection with then-girlfriend – now wife – Cherry Seaborn. Sheeran confirmed that he and Seaborn had tied the knot in a video interview posted to his YouTube channel on the same day he dropped his most recent album, No.6 Collaborations Project, in June.
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TAYLOR SWIFT THOUGHT IT WAS ‘HILARIOUS’ THAT JOHN TRAVOLTA MISTOOK HER FOR DRAG QUEEN LOOKALIKE – (08/29/2019)
Todrick Hall is spilling on Taylor Swift’s reaction to John Travolta’s VMAs mix up.
During the show, Tavolta presented the award for Video of the Year but when it came time to hand the Moon Person to Taylor, he accidentally tried to hand it to her drag lookalike Jade Jolie.
Todrick, who was an executive producer on the video, says that everyone thought the situation was very funny. “He was so confident that it was her. I loved it!” Todrick said during an appearance on the Jerry O’ show.
He added, “I saw it, and we talked about it backstage. Taylor thought it was hilarious…Everyone knows Jade is the Taylor Swift doppelganger so I think that is the highest compliment he could have paid her.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jade Jolie posted about the moment on Instagram, joking, “Almost got my first award tonight thanks to @johntravolta.”
Travolta purposely refused to read the winner’s name at the VMAs because he was worried he might mess it up. At the 2014 Oscars, he mistakenly introduced Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem.”
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LIL NAS X GRATEFUL FOR CMA NOMINATION – (08/29/2019)
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” wasn’t allowed to appear on any of Billboard’s country charts, but the viral hit has been nominated for a Country Music Association award.
The record-breaking smash, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has been nominated for a CMA award in the category of Musical Event of the Year. The category features records by artists who don’t normally record together. Among the other nominees in the category are Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Maren Morris.
“Thank you guys for this nomination,” tweeted Lil Nas, captioning a photo of the nominees list.
Billy Ray tweeted, “Thank you @CountryMusic! Just found out we’re nominated for Musical Event of the Year! Woohoo!”
On Monday, Lil Nas X won his first-ever award, Song of the Year, for “Old Town Road.”
The CMA Awards air November 13th on ABC.
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PROFESSOR MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY? Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey is now a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin‘s Moody College of Communication, E! News reports. The 49-year-old actor will join the department of Radio-Television-Film, where he’ll continue his work as the Script to Screen instructor.
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