Celebrity Scoop – 11/18/2019
SCOOTER BRAUN ‘FRUSTRATED’ WITH SCOTT BORCHETTA OVER TAYLOR SWIFT MUSIC SITUATION – (11/18/2019)
Scooter Braun is reportedly unhappy with the way things are going with Taylor Swift’s music. The music producer is “frustrated” with how Big Machine Label’s Scott Borchetta is handling Swift and her music catalog.
“Scooter is frustrated because his name is being dragged in the mud,” a source told E! News. “He doesn’t run Big Machine or have operational control of company. He hasn’t taken part in these negotiations…This fight with Taylor is not something Scooter agrees with.”
Last week, Taylor shared that she was hoping to perform a medley of her hits at the upcoming 2019 American Music Awards, but claimed that Scooter and Scott are banning her from performing her music.
Big Machine Label then released a statement, discrediting Taylor’s claims, which her rep later slammed. The insider said Scooter has been trying to reach Taylor, but she hasn’t returned his calls. Scooter’s Nashville office was shut Friday following threats allegedly sparked by Swift’s claims. Braun’s company, Ithaca Holdings, was deluged with calls after Taylor asked her fans, “Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this.”
Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren are defending Swift.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez spoke out on Twitter Friday regarding Swift’s situation. “Private equity groups’ predatory practices actively hurt millions of Americans,” she tweeted. “Their leveraged buyouts have destroyed the lives of retail workers across the country, scrapping 1+ million jobs. Now they’re holding @taylorswift13’s own music hostage. They need to be reigned in.”
Presidential candidate Warren joined in on Saturday, tweeting that Swift is “one of many whose work has been threatened by a private equity firm,” connecting it to her presidential campaign. “They’re gobbling up more and more of our economy, costing jobs and crushing entire industries,” Warren wrote. “It’s time to rein in private equity firms – and I’ve got a plan for that.” The last line of Warrens’ tweet is her unofficial campaign slogan, reflecting her many policy positions.
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LIZZO SUED FOR DEFAMATION BY POSTMATES DRIVER: Lizzo is being sued for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress by a former Postmates driver after she accused her of stealing her food. The driver, Tiffany Wells, claims that she is concerned for her safety and no longer works for Postmates due to the incident. The suit claims Wells delivered a Postmates order from a Massachusetts lobster restaurant to the Revere Hotel in Boston in September. Wells says after arriving at the hotel, she attempted to contact Lizzo several times and, after not receiving a response, she left. An outraged Lizzo tweeted Wells’s name and Postmates photo, claiming, “Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food she lucky I don’t fight no more.” Lizzo later apologized writing, “I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could’ve put her in danger. I’m a really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door.”
ARIANA GRANDE AILING; REISSUING ALL HER ALBUMS AND CHRISTMAS EP ON COLORED VINYL – (11/18/2019)
Ariana Grande has announced via social media that she has been sick for the past three weeks and may have to postpone some dates on her Sweetener concert tour.
“Hi my loves so I’m still very sick,” the 26-year-old singer said in an Instagram Stories post Saturday. “I’ve been sick since the last London show. I don’t know how it’s possible but my throat and head are still in so much pain. I sound okay I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show. … I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out.”
She also responded to a fan on Twitter who praised her for trying to put on a good show even though she was feeling under the weather.
“Thank u my love. my head was literally beyond pounding. throat too. but this makes me happy to read. i love y’all and can’t tell u how much i appreciate your kindness. i’ll keep u posted,” Grande tweeted.
Grande said she is “doing everything i possibly can to pull through” by taking medication and is on IV drips.
She was scheduled to perform in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday but had to cancel. She shared another update on her condition: “Okay, so I woke up kind of ten times worse and it hurts SO bad to swallow. I’m not really sure what’s going on, but I unfortunately don’t think I will be able to push through tonight and I’m SO upset and sorry,” Ariana says in the video through tearful eyes.
“Ugh. I’m so upset, but of course, obviously you’ll be refunded and etc. I’m just really devastated. Thank you for understanding and sending love, etc whatever. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I know what’s going with my body, but thank you for understanding, and I am SO sorry,” she added.
Ariana’s fans also got #GetWellSoonAriana trending on Twitter, sharing their love and understanding, and sending get well wishes.
Her world tour is listed as ending on December 22 in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Ariana has a special Christmas gift for her fans: All her albums, and her Christmas EP, on colored vinyl. You can now pre-order Ari’s five studio albums on vinyl via her online store. Yours Truly comes in white and clear cloud swirl; My Everything is half opaque lavender and half clear; Dangerous Woman is smoky black and lavender swirl; Sweetener is peach and thank u, next is half opaque pink and half clear.
Ari’s holiday EP Christmas and Chill is green, with an exclusive etching on side B. Everything will ship December 6th. Each LP costs $35 and the EP is $20. You can also get all six of them for $167.
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NOAH CYRUS STOPS CONCERT MID-PERFORMANCE DUE TO ILLNESS – (11/18/2019)
Noah Cyrus stopped her performance on Saturday due to illness.
After getting off stage, the 19-year-old shared a photo of herself wearing an oxygen mask being treated by EMTs at the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City.
“I had to run off and throw up before my last song,” she wrote on Instagram. “Sorry I couldn’t finish my set but thanks so much @coronacapital. You guys were so loud….. #f–kyounoah ammmiiiriiiteeee”.
Among fans well wishes was Justin Bieber. “Hope ur okay. Check ur dm,” he replied to her Instagram post.
Noah shared the photo Bieber messaged her of the two when they were younger. “Ope suddenly I’m better thanks king,” Cyrus wrote over the screenshot of his direct message.
Cyrus poked fun at her sudden sickness by sharing a photo taken during her performance and adding, “before she yacked,” with three throwing up emojis.
The singer seems to have recovered, later sharing a photo of her and her team riding in a car. Cyrus does not have any other upcoming tour dates.
Noah’s health scare comes just days after her older sister Miley underwent vocal cord surgery. Miley’s latest procedure was unrelated to the tonsil surgery that she had to undergo last month after suffering from tonsillitis. She will reportedly have to remain silent for weeks while she recovers. She’s also gone silent on social media; Miley hasn’t posted anything on her Instagram account since she came home from the hospital last weekend.
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