Loren’s LoDown 8/2/17: Beyonce’s $25M Lion King Deal

Kanye West’s Company Suing Insurance
Kanye West’s touring company is suing insurance company Lloyds of London to get its money back for the shortened Saint Pablo Tour. Apparently the company is refusing to pay out a claim because they believe Kanye’s breakdown, which is why he cancelled the tour, was caused by marijuana. Kanye’s company says that claim is false. Kanye spent 8 days at UCLA Medical Center in November after canceling.

Nick Cannon Hosting Lip Sync Battle Shorties
Nick Cannon has been tapped as the host of Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. It’s a spinoff of Jimmy Fallon’s Lip Sync Battle, and kids will lip sync their favorite pop songs. The 10-episode series is set to premiere in 2018, but Halloween and Holiday specials are slated for later this year.

Jason Derulo Doing More Country
Jason Derulo told TMZ that he is working on a new project with a country artist. He’s won a CMT in the past and is teaming up with Hank Williams Jr & Florida Georgia Line to do the Monday Night Football opening theme… but he won’t say who he’s collaborating with for this one.

Beyonce’s Reported $25M Lion King Deal
Beyonce is reportedly in final negotiations to portray Nala in the live-action version of the Lion King. Not only will she be part of the cast, but Beyonce will allegedly be producing and singing on the soundtrack. The songs are said to be African and tribal inspired, in addition to the traditional Lion King songs. The deal is reportedly worth $25M.

Jay Z Likens Chris Martin to Shakespeare
Jay Z had some pretty serious words for his friend Chris Martin of Coldplay, calling him a modern-day Shakespeare. Jay said he’s been in the industry long enough to know when he’s in the presence of a genius, and Chris is just that. Wow.

Sia Doing a Holiday Album
Sia just signed to Atlantic records and announced that her first album is going to be… drumroll please… a holiday album. She’s going to be writing original holiday songs. Sign me up, I’m intrigued.

Kesha Announces Rainbow Tour Dates
Kesha has announced her Rainbow tour dates, her first solo tour since 2013. She’ll be swinging by House of Blues on October 4th.

Drake’s Dad’s New Song
Somehow, I missed this the other day but man it’s too good to pass up. Drake’s dad put out a song called Kinda Crazy. It sounds like it’s from the 80s and I love every second of it.

Ryan Reynolds Pranks his Friends Really Well
Ryan Reynolds is apparently a big prankster, and told GQ that the best prank he ever pulled was painting everything in his friend’s office puce, which is a muddy, ugly red color. They didn’t just paint the office puce… literally, every single thing down to the pencils and the inside of the desk, was puce.

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