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Celebrity Scoop – 05/18/2018

by Gino on May 18, 2018

in Celebrity Scoop

CHRISTINA AGUILERA DENIES SHE QUIT ‘THE VOICE’ DUE TO GWEN STEFANI – (05/18/2018)

Former The Voice coach Christina Aguilera says she didn’t quit the show because of Gwen Stefani.

The 37-year-old singer spoke out in an interview with W following reports she left The Voice because Stefani’s romance with Blake Shelton was dominating the NBC reality competition.

“No, it never had anything to do with any one person at all,” Aguilera told the magazine. “And I actually think it’s really cute Blake and Gwen found love in that chaotic environment.”

“I fought for a long time to get two females in the chairs,” she said of the show’s four coaching positions. “And for a long time, I was just told it wasn’t the demographic. But just know that I was a fighter behind the scenes.”

Aguilera explained she left The Voice after six seasons as coach because she came to see the show as a “hamster wheel.”

“It wasn’t a comfortable place for me to be, where I’m just part of a money-making machine. When I stop believing in something, then it’s like, What am I doing here?” the star said.

“I think I did choose to, no pun intended, take a chair for so long and so something very commercial for my little ones,” she said of her kids. “But at a certain point I felt like I’m not even doing them a service by cheating myself and what I’m here to do.”

Aguilera had shared similar sentiments about The Voice in the May 5th issue of Billboard.

“It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in Season 1,” she said. “You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story.”

Aguilera is focused instead on her eighth studio album, Liberation, which debuts June 15. She released the single “Fall in Line” featuring Demi Lovato from the album Wednesday.

KELLY CLARKSON RECORDS AMERICAN ‘WOMAN’ FOR NEW ALICIA SILVERSTONE FEMINIST DRAMA SERIES – (05/18/2018)

Kelly Clarkson is putting her own spin on the track “American Woman,” which serves as the theme song for the new Alicia Silverstone series of the same name.

In a behind-the-scenes clip, Kelly is seen recording the song in the studio as she explains the process.

“I got to see the whole trailer for [American Woman] and the vibe of it, which I love, and I kind of got together with Jason Halbert, the producer of this song, and we wanted to create this moody kind of vibe and kind of pay homage to that ‘70s classic sound of it, too,” Kelly says in the clip.

“American Woman” was originally recorded by Canadian rock band The Guess Who as an anti-war protest in 1969 and covered by Lenny Kravitz in 1998.

“There are all these things that we love and we felt we wanted to represent American Woman and the whole lyric of it,” Kelly adds. “The strength and the boldness and the powerfulness I feel like American women exude.”

American Woman, the series, stars Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels and centers on the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s. It premieres June 7th on the Paramount Network.

THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES ‘STARBOY’ MARVEL COMIC MERCH DROPPING TODAY – (05/18/2018)

In just a few weeks, The Weeknd will officially unveil his first ever comic book, The Weeknd Presents: Starboy, in collaboration with Marvel.

Today, The Weeknd will unleash a full range of Starboy-themed merchandise for fans to collect ahead of the comic book’s release in June.

The antagonist (Starboy) and protagonist (Jack “The Chef” Smiley) from the upcoming Starboy comic series are the main focus of The Weeknd’s Marvel x XO new collection, aptly titled Vol. 1 Issue 1. Fans can sport a hooded coach jacket with Marvel and The Weeknd’s respective logos on the front and a fiery image of Smiley on the back or a hoodie with a black-and-white portrait of Smiley.

Other standout pieces in the collection include a long-sleeved T-shirt with “The Hounds” on the front, a Starboy short-sleeved T-shirt, and a Marvel x XO baseball cap.

Prices for the new Starboy merchandise collection are not yet available but the full range will go on sale on The Weeknd’s site today, exclusively for U.S. and Canada customers.

The Weeknd Presents: Starboy is slated for release June 13th.

MAC MILLER ARRESTED FOR DUI AND HIT-AND-RUN – (05/18/2018)

Mac Miller was arrested for a DUI and hit-and-run accident in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles early Thursday morning (May 17th). According to Page Six, the rapper was driving while intoxicated when he struck a tree and hit an electrical pole around 12:50 a.m. The rapper and two passengers in his car took off on foot. He was arrested for DUI at his home an hour later and officially booked at 3:45 a.m.

Miller was held behind bars on $15,000 bail and was released just before 9:30 a.m.

  • He is set to appear in Van Nuys Municipal Court on June 7th.

THE CHAINSMOKERS, NICK JONAS AND HALSEY TO PRESENT AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS: The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Nick Jonas and Julia Michaels are among the presenters for this Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. Other stars who’ll be handing out trophies at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas include Simon Cowell; Hailey Baldwin, who’s dating Shawn Mendes; T.I.; Darren Criss; Tyra Banks; Ne-Yo; Grace VanderWaal; Rebel Wilson; Justin Hartley; Chrissy Metz; and Mila Kunis. Kelly Clarkson hosts the show and will also perform, along with ICON award winner Janet Jackson, Dua Lipa, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Khalid, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Zedd with Maren Morris and Grey, Kesha with Macklemore, Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue, and Christina Aguilera with Demi Lovato. Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar are the leading nominees, with 15 nods each. The Billboard Music Awards air Sunday night on NBC.

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Celebrity Scoop – 05/17/2018

by Gino May 17, 2018 Celebrity Scoop

CHRISTINA AGUILERA & DEMI LOVATO DROP ‘FALL IN LINE’ – (05/17/2018) Christina Aguilera’s new power ballad “Fall In Line,” featuring Demi Lovato, is out now. The new song is off of Christina’s upcoming album Liberation, which will be released on June 15th. “To anyone who’s ever felt silenced and repressed, the truth seekers and bold […]

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Celebrity Scoop – 05/16/2018

by Gino May 16, 2018 Celebrity Scoop

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Celebrity Scoop – 05/15/2018

by Gino May 15, 2018 Celebrity Scoop

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Celebrity Scoop – 05/14/2018

by Gino May 14, 2018 Celebrity Scoop

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Celebrity Scoop – 05/11/2018

by Gino May 11, 2018 Celebrity Scoop

ARIANA GRANDE CONFIRMS SPLIT FROM MAC MILLER – (05/11/2018) Ariana Grande has opened up about her split from boyfriend, Mac Miller. Ariana shared a photo of her and the rapper on social media, along with a message that said, “Hi! This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on […]

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Celebrity Scoop – 05/10/2018

by Gino May 10, 2018 Celebrity Scoop

TAYLOR SWIFT BREAKS SILENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA BACKLASH, TO STAR IN ADS FOR FUJIFILM INSTAX CAMERAS – (05/10/2018) Taylor Swift’s album Reputation seems inspired by the hits her image has taken over the past few years, from feuds with other celebs to online battles with her ex. But she hasn’t confirmed that until Tuesday night […]

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