Diddy Tops Forbes’ Highest-Earning Entertainers List
Forbes has named Diddy the highest-earning entertainer, bringing in $130M over the course of this last year. Beyonce comes in second with $105M, JK Rowling came in third with $93M, and rounding out top five are Drake and Cristiano Rinaldo. Taylor Swift was last year’s biggest earner, but she dropped to number 49 this year.
Chappelle Announces NYC Residency
Dave Chappelle has announced a 10-date residency at Radio City Music Hall, each night with a special guest. It kicks off in August and he’ll have guests like the Roots, Chris Rock, Trevor Noah, Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino and Ali Wong. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Tiger Woods Entering Rehab?
According to Radar Online, Tiger Woods is reportedly entering rehab again, in hopes of not losing custody of his kids. He’s been to rehab twice before: once for sex addiction and once for painkillers.
Lady Gaga Partnering with Starbucks
Lady Gaga has teamed up with Starbucks for an initiative called Cups of Kindness. For every Cups of Kindness beverage sold between today and the 19th at participating locations, 25 cents will be donated to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which spreads love and kindness and offers mental health resources.
DJ Khaled Explains “I’m The One”
DJ Khaled opened up to Billboard about how he got Bieber on his song I’m the One … he explained that he FaceTimed Bieber, told him he wanted to present something to him, and Bieber invited him over. He said Bieber was playing the piano for fun and then asked Khaled to pitch him the song in his truck. So they went to Bieber’s souped up truck with carpet and a huge sound system and Bieber totally dug the vibe so he was happy to be on the track. Khaled said that Chance the Rapper, Quavo and Wayne were happy to team up too. Khaled explained why I’m the One is such a great anthem.
Katy Performs Swish Swish & Changes Lyrics
Katy Perry performed “Swish Swish” last night on a YouTube concert (the song is reportedly about T.Swift ICYMI) but she changed the lyrics to make it seem as though she has buried the hatched with Taylor. Instead of singing “Don’t you come for me,” in the first verse, Katy changed it to a more positive “God bless you on your journey, oh baby girl.” (Eye roll.)
PS, American Idol is Coming to Boston
If you’re an American Idol hopeful, get prepared. You can now send in your audition tapes online… or you can try out when they swing through Boston on September 9th.
Nick Cannon to Auction Off $2M Shoes for Charity
Nick Cannon revealed that he wants to sell a pair of his uber-expensive shoes for charity. Nick has a pair of diamond-encrusted Tom Ford shoes that are worth $2M… and he intends to sell them in the future for charity – so start saving.
Chainsmokers Partnering with Tommy Hilfiger
Pretty cool news for the Chainsmokers. Alex and Drew are going to be the newest ambassadors for Tommy Hilfiger. The brand said that the guys are the perfect definition of a Tommy’s guy, with talent, optimism and effortless cool.
Bachelor in Paradise Statement Released
We have a little more information about Bachelor in Paradise being shut down for sexual misconduct reports. Corinne was hooking up with DeMario in the pool and was apparently too drunk to consent. While some reports say she seemed lucid, others say that perhaps she was at the beginning and then not so much at the end; she was reportedly seen falling over wasted after the encounter and says she doesn’t remember anything from that night. According to TMZ, she isn’t necessarily as upset with DeMario as she is with the show’s producers – apparently they did nothing to stop the incident and that’s why she has lawyered up. Chris Harrison has issued a statement:
“By now, no doubt, you have heard that we have suspended production on this season’s Bachelor in Paradise. I can confirm to you that this is sadly the case. Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time. Normally with a situation like this I would not say anything until the incident is fully resolved, but with all the rumors and misinformation being put out there, I don’t find that to be possible anymore. Let me start by saying the safety and care of the cast and crew of our show is of the utmost importance to us. It is with this thought in mind that we made the decision to suspend filming. An investigation into the situation was started immediately. Warner Bros. is handling the details of that investigation. They’re moving quickly to gather all the facts, and once that’s done, a clear, concise decision can be made about where we go from here. There are a lot of competing details in the various press accounts of the incident. And there’s a lot of misinformation out there too. We urge everyone to be patient until the investigation is complete.”
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