Loren’s LoDown 8/31/17: DiCaprio Donates $1M to Harvey Relief

Leo DiCaprio Donates $1M to Harvey Relief
The outpour of support for Hurricane Harvey from celebrities continues. Miley Cyrus announced a half a million dollar donation, while Leonardo DiCaprio announced a million dollar donation. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun is organizing a benefit show with rapper Bun B who is from Houston. No performers are announced yet, but it’ll air on multiple networks September 12th.

Kanye West’s Touring Company Counter-Sued
Kanye West’s touring company is now being counter-sued by the insurance company which is not paying him after he cancelled his tour. They claim he did not honor the part of the contract regarding drug and alcohol abuse. Kanye’s camp says this is a generic tactic the insurance company uses when they can’t find factual evidence to back up their desire to not pay out.

Kelly Clarkson Coming with New Music
Kelly Clarkson is reportedly coming back with some new music on September 7th. Her new single is called Love So Soft. This will be her first single in almost two years.

Taylor Swift Thanks Dancers for Keeping Secret
Pretty cool; I always wonder how artists are able to keep their songs and music videos so secret, and aside from what I assume is a hefty Non Disclosure Agreement that they must sign, Taylor sends her dancers flowers to thank them for their discretion. Taylor sent a note that said “Thanks for keeping our secret. I’m so proud of it and I hope you will be too. Sending my love and gratitude.”

Jay Z Releases Spoken Word Poem
Jay Z released a poem called Dream. On., about growing up in the projects and becoming as successful as he is. It’s about the American Dream, and it’s genuinely awesome.

Sam Smith Announces New Music
Sam Smith announced that the wait is nearly over — he is releasing new music very very very very soon. So I’m hoping that means either this week or next! His last single was the theme song for James Bond, back in 2015.

Lady Gaga Praises Pink
Lady Gaga is praising Pink for her awesome speech she gave at the VMAs. Gaga echoed Pink’s sentiment, saying “it’s important for women to feel like they can break away from any particular image…I really like what [Pink] said about her daughter.” BTW, she went bowling last night before heading up here for her shows at Fenway. But her dancers are in town because they grabbed some food at our favorite restaurant in the North End – Al Dente!

John Legend Dishes on Being a Husband
John Legend opened up about his marriage to Chrissy Tiegen, saying “I just want to support her. I want her to be happy and to live the fullest, most awesome life she can, and I want us to do it together.” Um, he is adorable.

Aly Raisman’s Book Sneak-Peek
Needham native Aly Raisman has given a sneak-peek of her upcoming book, Fierce. She revealed that she used to get made fun of when she was 10 years old, and that still stays with her, 13 years and six Olympic medals later. She wants to be deeply personal in her book in hopes of helping other people. The book is due November 14th.

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