LIL NAS X ANNOUNCES HE’S TAKING ‘A LITTLE TIME OFF’ – (09/30/2019)
Lil Nas X is taking some time for himself after a very successful year.
The 20-year-old star announced via Twitter on Friday that he’d be stepping away from the spotlight for awhile, which means he’s canceling two music festival appearances.
“It’s been a wild last 7 months and im ready to take a little time off,” Lil Nas tweeted. “Sorry to everyone attending twitchcon or the sandbox music festival, I will not be there. I love u guys and will make it up to you some way.”
His fans seem totally accepting of his need for some “me” time, tweeting messages such as, “take care of yourself baby,” “all good come back stronger” and “No worries homie get that rest.”
It’s been a busy year for Lil Nas.
After “Old Town Road” was controversially removed from Billboard’s Hot Country chart in April, the rapper recruited country star Billy Ray Cyrus to make a remix, and the revamped version went viral on the internet.
The remix made history by becoming the longest-running No. 1 single to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, and Lil Nas X released more remixes with BTS member RM, Young Thug and Mason Ramsey, and even an Area 51 raid version.
The rapper also dropped his first EP, 7, in June and performed at the MTV Video Music Awards last month. “Old Town Road” won Song of the Year at the awards ceremony, and Lil Nas X was also nominated in eight other categories including video of the year and song of summer.
In the middle of all that, Little Nas came out as gay.
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BILLIE EILISH ANNOUNCES 2020 WORLD TOUR – (09/30/2019)
Billie Eilish will be embarking on a worldwide arena tour in 2020 in support of her chart-topping debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Billie is partnering with the non-profit organization Reverb for the tour to help foster an eco-conscious environment backstage – and for her fans. As part of the effort, she’ll be allowing fans to bring their own re-fillable water bottles to the show and no plastic straws will be permitted.
The Where Do We Go? tour will begin in North America on March 9th in Miami. Eilish will also be performing in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle, among other cities. She will close out the North American leg on April 11th in Vancouver.
The singer will then move onto South America starting with a show in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 25th. She will also be visiting Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Santiago, Chile and then Bogota, Columbia on June 7th.
The European and U.K. tour dates begin on July 9th in Spain at an arena that will be announced at a later date. Eilish will also be holding concerts in Lisbon, Portugal, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Milano, Paris, Werchter, Belgium, Manchester and Birmingham, before she wraps things up with two shows at the O2 arena in London on July 26-27. Tickets go on sale for the general public starting on October 4th.
Meanwhile, the 17-year-old singer made her Saturday Night Live debut on Saturday. Billie performed her Billboard Hot 100 smash hit “Bad Guy,” as well as her When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? album track “I Love You” during the show. During “Bad Guy,” Billie performed inside of a rotating room that provided the effect of her climbing the walls. Billie was accompanied by her brother Finneas during her performance of “I Love You.”
Ahead of her SNL debut, Billie Eilish dropped by The Tonight Show to discuss her upcoming tour and to play a game of “True Confessions” with Jimmy Fallon.
After naming some of her musical influences – artists that range from Frank Sinatra to Tyler, the Creator – Eilish talked about her personal goal during the recording of her 2019 LP When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
“With the album, the one thing I was trying to do was, there were 14 songs on the album, and one of the goals I had was I wanted to make an album that I could put 14 people into a room that each had fully different tastes… and if I played them my album, each person would like at least one song.”
Eilish also stuck around to play a game of “True Confessions” with Fallon and Colin Quinn, with the singer revealing “I once farted in my friend’s mouth while she was yawning and she threw up”:
Eilish recently released a new music video for her song “All the Good Girls Go to Hell.”
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EDDIE MURPHY HORRIFIED BY SOME OF HIS OLD STAND-UP – (09/30/2019)
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Eddie Murphy is unafraid of cancel culture, but he would like to hit delete on some his older material, he tells The New York Times in a sprawling interview.
Murphy, 58, admitted in the profile that his 1987 standup special Raw was tough to watch now: “I was a young guy processing a broken heart, you know, kind of an a–hole.”
Murphy’s early work featured offensive racial, gender and homosexual stereotypes, and included jokes that mocked the AIDS epidemic. He apologized for his AIDS jokes in 1996, saying: “I deeply regret any pain all this has caused. Just like the rest of the world, I am more educated about AIDS in 1996 than I was in 1981. I think it is unfair to take the words of a misinformed 21-year-old and apply them to an informed 35-year-old man. I know how serious an issue AIDS is the world over. I know that AIDS isn’t funny. It’s 1996 and I’m a lot smarter about AIDS now.”
He can next be seen in Dolemite Is My Name, on Netflix, out October 4th. He’s proud of his new work.
“I didn’t want to just pop back up,” he said. “I wanted a funny movie to remind them that they liked me. This movie turned out so strong that I figured this is a great way to come back.”
Murphy can also be seen on SNL when he hosts October 25th…. And, much to fans’ delight, he’s working on a sequel to the 1988 megahit Coming to America.
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