Celebrity Scoop – 11/08/2018


Is Halsey cozying up to John Mayer following her split from G-Eazy? The longtime friends have been spending a significant amount of time together virtually and in real life.

Halsey, 24, recently Instagrammed a video of herself FaceTiming Mayer while out for a drive, captioning the clip, “7am carpool karaoke with John Mayer.” Fans have spotted Mayer, 41, in Halsey’s Instagram comments on several occasions.

He recently popped up among her fans to ask for a little IT support from Halsey on Monday after she posted an ad for a YSL Beauty Lipstick.

“It’s saying that my billing address doesn’t match with the one of my credit card? I’ve never had this problem before. Can you text me? Thanks,” he wrote. Halsey was quick to quip back, “@JohnMayer wrote u a song with the help hotline # in the chorus. Sending mp3 now.”

Even when he wasn’t commenting on Halsey’s photos, Mayer has hit the “like” button on several of her photos, including one of her sporting her Poison Ivy costume for Halloween and others.

Fans got especially curious about the flirtation between Mayer and Halsey on October 16th, when she shared a screenshot of the text she drunkenly sent him on what she thought was his birthday. In it, she gushed about how being “lucky to have dipped the smallest toe into your waters. Blessed to even watch your current from afar.”

The pair have long been rumored to be an item and have been quick to shut down speculation – and this time is no different. On Wednesday, Halsey tweeted: “I just had a ground breaking idea. What if…we let female artists…have friends…without assuming that they are sleeping together?” She added “I know I know. It’s like, completely ambitious but like, imagine if we like, tried?”


On Tuesday, Demi Lovato resurfaced on Instagram after 90 days in rehab. Now, her childhood friend and fellow former Disney star is reportedly out of her own treatment facility.

E! Online reported that Selena Gomez has left the psychiatric facility where she’d been treated since early October for what’s been described as an “emotional breakdown.” A source said, “Selena is out of her treatment program in NYC and is doing much better.”

The singer was reportedly hospitalized a number of times for medical issues related to her Lupus and subsequent kidney transplant. The stress of that led to the so-called “breakdown,” according to an insider. But now, dishes the insider, Selena feels “refreshed and is in a better head space.”

Still, Selena will continue consult with health care professionals, adds the source. She reportedly “wants to lay low for a while and isn’t ready to go full force into working yet.”

Prior to the incident, Selena had taken a break from social media, writing, “Just remember – negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings.” She’d also done an Instagram Live video in which she described feeling like “people were picking me apart.”

NOTE: E! has since removed their story on Gomez’s reported release. It was unclear at press time if she remains in treatment.

IS WILMER VALDERRAMA HELPING KEEP DEMI LOVATO SOBER? Demi Lovato is easing back into her life post-rehab, and her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama is helping her settle in, TMZ reports. While they haven’t been spotted out together, sources say they talk several times a week and meet up as well. The website claims nothing romantic is afoot; Lovato has also been spotted out with clothing king Henry Levy, whom she met many years ago in a previous rehab stint.


Ariana Grande performed her new single “Thank U, Next” on Ellen Wednesday morning, amplifying the song’s theme by appearing with two dancers on a set made up to look like a wedding reception.

Midway through the song, she climbed on top of a chair and stumbled as she stepped down from it, but she literally laughed it off, breaking up the verse with an “Oh my god” and laughing during a couple of the following lines.

Grande and her backup dancers, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monet, channeled the 1996 movie First Wives Club. The trio wore all-white ensembles on the stage, which was decorated to look like a wedding reception. Grande had shared a photo with Parx and Monet on Instagram prior to the performance.

“first wives club 2018 …… @thellenshow tomorrow,” she captioned the post. “i love you @victoriamoney @taylaparx … thank u, next.”

Grande released “Thank U, Next” last week. The song’s lyrics reference several of the singer’s ex-partners, including ex-boyfriend Ricky Alvarez, ex-fiancé Pete Davidson and late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.

Ariana has also released the stunning visual for her song “Breathin.” The 25-year-old surprised fans with the music vid, which was directed by Hannah Lux Davis. “thank u for this beautiful visual @hannahluxdavis 🖤 i love u always,” Ariana wrote on her Twitter.

In the video, Ariana can be seen walking through a busy train station as the world passes her by at high speed. It flashes to clips of Ariana with her head in the clouds and peacefully swinging through the air.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE POSTPONES FOUR MORE CONCERT DATES: Justin Timberlake’s recovery from a case of bruised vocal cords is taking longer than anticipated. He’s just to postpone four more concert dates on his Man of the Woods tour. Thursday and Friday’s shows at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. have been now been rescheduled for February 14th and 15th, with tickets being honored for the new dates. This follows the postponement of his two shows in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday and Monday – those shows will now take place on February 6th and 7th. In addition, two shows that were originally scheduled for November 12th and 13th at the Tacoma Dome in Seattle have now been bumped to February 10th and 11th. As of now, the Man of the Woods tour is scheduled to wrap up in February, but if additional shows are postponed it’s not clear when the final date will be.

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