Celebrity Scoop – 11/16/2018


How did the fires in California start? The Kardashian sisters think they know. Kim and Khloe Kardashian tweeted separately about the Santa Susana Field Lab, a former nuclear testing plant in Ventura County.

“Shocked & furious to learn smoke from the #WoolseyFire started at former nuclear testing site, Santa Susana Field Lab, & is potentially radioactive,” Kim shared. “Sign now to demand that incoming governor @GavinNewsom gets this site cleaned up.”

Kim linked to a change.org petition titled “No More Kids With Cancer: Clean Up The Santa Susana Field Lab.” 

The petition was launched by Melissa Bumstead, mother of 4-year-old Grace. Grace has a rare form of cancer that Melissa claims she developed from living 20 miles away from the site. 

“Our family lives ONLY 20 miles from a nuclear disaster site, Santa Susana Field Lab, and we didn’t even know it – the #WoolseyFire started there, and smoke could be carrying radioactive chemicals,” Kim tweeted. “We need @GavinNewsom to do something – sign the petition.”

The cause of the fire is not known, but it did start near the site. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said they found “no discernible level of radiation in the tested area.”

Hundreds remain missing in the fires, and the death toll has risen to at least 58. 


John Mayer has been honored by Billboard with the Legend of Live Award at their Live Music Summit and Awards. The ceremony took place at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Legend of Live award is the Summit’s highest honor.

Meanwhile, pals Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran had two of the biggest tours of the year, so it’s no surprise that both artists won Billboard Live Music Awards at a ceremony held Tuesday night.

Ed’s Divide tour was named Top World Tour, beating out both Taylor’s Reputation tour and Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s On The Run II trek. But Taylor won Top U.S. Tour, beating out Ed and Beyoncé and JAY-Z.

Ed also beat out Taylor and Bey and Jay to win Top Tour, as well as Top Draw. The Top Tour is for the highest-grossing tour of the year, while the Top Draw award is for the best-attended tour of the year – meaning the one that sold the most actual tickets.

Other honorees for the evening included Shawn Mendes, who accepted the Inaugural Artist of the Year award; Live Nation’s Kelly Stelbasky, receiving the inaugural Chip Hooper award; and first-ever Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco.


Full Story: Billboard

Winners include:

  • Legend of Live: John Mayer
  • Artist of the Year:  Shawn Mendes
  • Breakthrough Artist: Post Malone
  • Comedian of the Year: Sebastian Maniscalco
  • Top World Tour: Ed Sheeran
  • Top U.S. Tour: Taylor Swift
  • Top Tour & Top Draw: Ed Sheeran
  • Top Comedy Tour: Kevin Hart
  • Top Festival: Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
  • Top Agency: CAA
  • Concert Marketing and Promotion: Khalid x Hollister
  • Top Manager: Dre London
  • Top Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Top Venue (Under 10,000 Seats): Radio City Music Hall, New York
  • Top Venue (Under 5.000 Seats): The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
  • Top Club (Under 2,000 Capacity): Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn
  • Top Amphitheater: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
  • Top Promoters: Live Nation
  • Top Independent Promoter: OCESA-CIE
  • Top Boxscore: U2 – Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paolo, Brazil – Oct. 19–25, 2017 (4 shows)


Katy Perry is already celebrating the holiday season with a new yuletide tune, “Cozy Little Christmas.”

“For all my friends secretly buying their tree already… SURPRISE! Christmas comes early!” Perry tweeted.

The song is available to stream or download exclusively through Amazon Music – you can also say, “Alexa, play Katy Perry’s new holiday song.” According to Amazon, “Cozy Little Christmas,” co-written by Katy, was inspired by a holiday season spent with family in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Our love is something priceless/I don’t need diamonds, no sparkly things/’Cause you can’t buy this feeling,” Katy sings. “Nothing lights my fire or wraps me up, baby, like you do/Just want a cozy, a cozy little Christmas here with you.”


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Comedian Amy Schumer was hospitalized in Texas on Thursday, November 15th with hyperemesis gravidarum, or a severe form of nausea that can accompany pregnancy. 

“I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester,” the Emmy winner, 37, wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself resting in a hospital bed.

“I have hyperemesis and it blows,” she continued. “Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bulls–t! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell!”

Her severe symptoms have forced her to postpone several comedy shows until she recovers. One was scheduled for last night at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

“Texas I am so deeply sorry,” she wrote. “I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule. … I’ll be out there as soon as I’m better.”

She announced that she and husband Chris Fischer were expecting their first child in October. She and the Beetlebung Farm Cookbook author married in a surprise February ceremony after just a few months of dating. 


The Jack Reacher novels will be headed to a small screen sometime soon, but author Lee Child says Tom Cruise will not play the lead because he doesn’t have the character’s “physicality.” 

In the books, Reacher is described as 6 feet 5 inches; Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches. 

Cruise played the title character in the 2012 film original (which grossed $200M) and its 2016 sequel (which grossed $162M).  

“Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality,” Child told BBC Radio.

“The idea is that when Reacher walks into a room, you’re all a little nervous just for that first minute. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality,” he continued.

Child issued a call to readers who angry with Cruise’s casting to help find the perfect star for the TV adaptation. “I want all those readers who were upset about Tom Cruise to help me out – participate in choosing the right actor for the TV series. We’re rebooting and starting over and we’re going to try and find the perfect guy,” he said.

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