Celebrity Scoop – 09/17/2019

DID JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND COOKE MARONEY TIE THE KNOT?: Is Jennifer Lawrence a married woman? The actress and her fiance Cooke Maroney were spotted at New York City’s marriage bureau yesterday (September 16th). A social media user told Page Six that the couple looked casual at the courthouse, saying, “When you go get your marriage license and Jennifer Lawrence walks by to tie the knot before your eyes. Yeah, kids, City Hall is COOL. The place to go!” The publication reported that the pair could have gotten their marriage license and may not be married just yet.


NBC announced that Taylor Swift is returning to The Voice as the Mega Mentor.

A video shared on The Voice Instagram and Twitter shows Blake Shelton and John Legend sitting outside a trailer talking about a new superstar joining the show. They act like they have no idea who it could be, and then Swift emerges from her trailer and says hi. They greet her and realize that Swift is joining the show. Swift will work with coaches Legend, Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and Gwen Stefani and their singers to prepare them for the Knockout Round.

Swift served as a Mega Mentor on Season 7 of “The Voice” and performed her single “ME!” with Brendon Urie on the Season 16 finale. The coaches will still choose the winners of the Knockout Rounds to determine who will make it to the Live Performance Shows. This season, The Voice only gives each coach one chance to steal singers who the coaches do not select. The Voice returns September 23rd

Lover, Swift’s seventh studio album, released last month with a music video for the title track. Her Mega Mentor credentials include 10 Grammys, 23 American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards and 400 total career awards. She is performing in the film adaptation of Cats due in theaters December 20th.


Full Story: Hollywood Reporter


Meghan Trainor has been tapped to record a new version of “I’ll Be There for You,” the theme song from Friends.

Meghan cut the new version to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved NBC sitcom. On September 22nd at 8:30 p.m. [ET] – the exact day and time that Friends debuted back in 1994 – Meghan’s version of the song will debut as the soundtrack to a music-to-light show at New York’s Empire State Building. The building will be lit up in the red, yellow and blue colors of the Friends logo.

“I can’t believe Warner Bros. asked me to do this,” Meghan says in a statement. “I’m so honored! I’m so excited that I get to be a part of celebrating such a legendary and iconic show like Friends!”

Following the premiere, her version of the song will be available at all digital retailers at midnight.

Other famous landmarks around the world that will light up at 8:30 p.m. local time are The London Eye Ferris wheel; the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is the world’s tallest building; Chicago’s Willis Tower; New Orleans’ Superdome; Dallas’ Reunion Tower and AT&T Headquarters and L.A.’s U.S. Bank Tower.

The original Friends theme was recorded by the duo The Rembrandts. It was released as a single in 1995, and reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. 

Ironically, Trainor’s husband Daryl Sabara (best known for his role as Juni Cortez in Spy Kids) appeared as a guest star in the show’s 10th and final season. He played Owen, the child Chandler accidentally tells he’s adopted. “When he showed me that episode and I remembered it was him, I freaked out,” Trainor says. “It plays on airplanes when we travel, and we always pop it on and we still scream every time.”


Full Story: Rolling Stone


Rihanna has reportedly inked a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. According to Billboard, the announcement was made on Monday (September 16th), stating that the deal will cover Rihanna’s full songwriting catalog and future projects. 

Variety also reports that Rihanna has made history as the first entertainer to follow Jon Platt — chairman, and CEO of Sony/ATV, after he stepped into the executive seat in April 2019. Platt said about Rih’s new deal, “I’m proud to have known Rihanna since the beginning of her career. Music, fashion, philanthropy and a heart of gold have solidified Rihanna’s position as one of the biggest icons in the world.” 

According to VIBE, Rihanna as a laundry list of musical achievements including “14 Billboard Hot 100 No.1s, nine Grammy Awards, and seven RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums. 

Rih has not yet spoken on the deal.


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