Celebrity Scoop – 10/03/2018


Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards. The 28-year-old singer confirmed the news in an Instagram video Tuesday after announcing the news on Good Morning America.

“I’m opening up the American Music Awards with a performance of ‘I Did Something Bad’,” she captioned the post. “Meredith is not excited, but I am. #AMAs.”

The clip shows Swift lounging with her cat Meredith. “Good morning America, it’s Taylor. I just wanted to say I’m going to be opening up the American Music Awards with a performance,” the star says in the video.

The American Music Awards confirmed the news on its official Twitter account. “@taylorswift13 will OPEN the #AMAs with her first awards show performance in almost 3 YEARS…” the post reads. “…and she’s performing ‘I Did Something Bad.’ ONE WEEK at 8/7c on ABC. #TaylorSwiftAMAs.”

The 2018 American Music Awards will take place October 9th in Los Angeles. Swift is nominated for four awards, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for Reputation.

Cardi B, Mariah Carey, Halsey, Carrie Underwood, Ciara and Missy Elliott are among the other performers. Ciara said in a tweet last week that she has “something really special” planned for her performance with Elliott.

The show will also feature Panic! At The Disco paying tribute to Queen with a performance of the rock band’s iconic hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Tracee Ellis Ross will host the show, which will also feature a tribute to late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.


Taylor Swift invited a young fan with autism to her show in Houston Monday, two years after donating $10,000 toward helping the boy purchase his service dog.

The now-8-year-old Jacob, his therapy dog Reid, his mother Allison Hill and sister Jordan Fox were all given front-row tickets and got to meet Taylor backstage.

Jacob’s mom posted about Taylor’s kindness and generosity on the Autism Speaks Facebook page, and included several photos of their meet-and-greet.

“[Taylor] didn’t see my son’s disability she just saw him,” she writes. “She got down on her knees and looked him right in the eyes and said hello and that she was thankful HE came to her show even though she knew it was loud and there was so much going on.”

She adds, “After the picture was taken, the flash scared him so he snuggled right up to her and her sweet smile says it all…We feel so blessed! Taylor is such an amazing person for doing this for us…again! Jacob made it through almost the entire concert. Taylor is such an autism advocate, we love her!”

The meeting was made possible after Swift discovered Jacob’s 12-year-old sister and cousin Makaylee Duhon’s cover of her hit, “Blank Space,” in 2016.

The pair changed the lyrics and sang, “We got a long list of donations / But we don’t see your name / We got a blank space baby / So donate today.”

Nearly a month after the video was posted on Jacob’s GoFundMe page, Taylor and her mother, Andrea Swift donated $10,000 with the message, “Jacob, we hope you love your new dog! Please tell your cousins that they did a great job on the song! Love, Taylor and Andrea Swift.”

Since receiving his service dog in June, Jacob has been able to walk in grocery stores, cross busy streets and avoid dangerous situations.


It looks like Ariana Grande is getting ready to make more music.

She posted a picture of an empty recording studio, a picture of a microphone, and another picture of a studio with a Minnie Mouse statue on the console on Instagram. She also included a photo of what looks like some ancient ruins, with the words “I love music” written over the scene.

She also posted a tweet reading, “Music in the best medicine,” along with a microphone emoji.

Last week, Ariana posted a tweet saying, “It’s just been a tough month. i’m trying to get my work done and get back to normal and it’s hard and i’m human and tired.”

During a live stream in August, before her latest album Sweetener was released, she did hint that she’d start working on new music right away.

Sweetener dropped on August 17th and became her third album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.


Demi Lovato’s younger sister, Madison De La Garza, has given an update on the singer’s progress in rehab.

During an interview with Millennial Hollywood to promote her new film, Subject 16, Madison told host Dakota T. Jones that Demi is “doing really well” since recovering from an overdose in July.

“She’s working really hard on her sobriety and we’re all so incredibly proud of her,” the 16-year-old said. “It’s been crazy for our family. It’s been a lot.”

But Madison has no doubt that her family will get through it.

“Every time we go through something, we always come out on the other side a hundred times stronger than before,” she said. “So, we’ve just been so thankful for everything – for the little things.”

As for what “little things” she’s looking forward to doing with her sister again, Madison said, “It’s so small, but go to Menchie’s [Frozen Yogurt. Honestly, I’m more of a Pinkberry person, but she likes Menchie’s so we usually go there.”


Don’t Google this! Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned Ruby Rose the most dangerous celebrity online. No other star is more likely to send users to websites with viruses or malware. 

Behind Rose in order is Kristin Cavallari, Marion Cotillard, the original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, Rose Byrne, Debra Messing, Kourtney Kardashian, Amber Heard and Kelly Ripa. Actor Brad William Henke closes out the top 10. 

Rose, a model and MTV VJ, has seen her profile increase dramatically after being named Batwoman for an upcoming CW series. 

“In our hyper-connected world, it’s important for consumers to think before they click to be sure that they are landing on safe digital content and protecting themselves from cybersecurity threats that may be used to infect their devices or steal their identity,” writes Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee. “So whether you’re looking up what Ruby did on the latest Orange is the New Black episode, or what Kristin Cavallari wore at the latest awards show, make sure you’re searching the internet safely.”