Celebrity Sleaze – 05/18/2017

by Gino on May 18, 2017

in Celebrity Sleaze

SOUNDGARDEN SINGER CHRIS CORNELL DEAD AT 52 – (05/18/2017)

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell died Wednesday night (May 17th) at the age of 52, it was confirmed by his publicist. In a brief statement, the representative said, “(Cornell’s) wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

  • The musician was in Detroit where he performed with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre. The tour was slated to continue through the end of the month.
  • Soundgarden had been working on material for its seventh studio album and had tentatively planned to enter the studio later this year.
  • The band reunited in 2010 after a 13-year hiatus, first touring and then writing and recording King Animal, its first new studio album in 16 years.
  • In addition to Soundgarden, Cornell sang with Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog, while also recording four solo studio albums and one live set on his own.
  • He formed Soundgarden in 1984 with guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto, originally playing drums in addition to singing until drummer Matt Cameron joined the lineup.
  • Soundgarden became one of the first and most successful bands to emerge from the Seattle scene, alongside friends and contemporaries Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains.
  • Cornell told us not long ago that Soundgarden’s songwriting has always made the band unique: “We were never an easy band to mimic. There’s a lot of bands influenced by us, but I don’t think you could sit down and point to three or four bands over the history of the last 20 years that really just tried to cop what we did and then came out. ‘Cause it wasn’t possible.” The band first broke through to rock radio with its 1991 third album, Badmotorfinger, which featured the singles “Outshined,” “Rusty Cage” and “Jesus Christ Pose.” That paved the way for 1994’s five-million-selling Superunknown, which included “Black Hole Sun,” “My Wave,” “Spoonman” and “Fell On Black Days.”
  • Soundgarden split up in 1997 due to tensions within the band, with Cornell first starting a solo career than teaming in 2001 with the instrumental members of Rage Against The Machine to launch Audioslave. That band recorded three studio albums before splitting in 2007.
  • Cornell also collaborated in 1990 with members of what would become Pearl Jam to form Temple Of The Dog, making a self-titled album in 1991 in tribute to late Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood. Temple Of The Dog reunited last year for a short five-date tour, its first ever.
  • Cornell also contributed solo songs to a number of films, including Great Expectations, Machine Gun Preacher, 12 Years A Slave and the recent The Promise. He also sang the theme song, “You Know My Name,” to the 2008 James Bond adventure Casino Royale.
  • Cornell and his wife also started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.
  • He is survived by Vicky and three children, a daughter named Toni, a son named Christopher and a daughter named Lillian from his previous marriage to former Soundgarden manager Susan Silver.

TAYLOR SWIFT’S ALLEGED STALKER INDICTED – (05/18/2017)

Taylor Swift’s accused stalker Mohammed Jaffar is being held on a $20,000 bond, according to reports. Jaffar was indicted for loitering outside of her home for three months, according to Page Six.

Jaffar began lurking outside of her apartment in December of 2016. The 29-year-old even managed to sneak onto the roof of her luxury condo in his bid to get close to Swift.

  • Surveillance video caught him ringing the doorbell of her penthouse for an hour straight, the paper reports. He also reportedly called her management company 59 times asking to be connected to her.
  • He was arrested on March 6th for burglary and stalking. Jaffar is due back in court June 12th.
  • In other Swift news, she is reportedly dating the 26-year-old British actor Joe Alwyn (and has been for months). After a high-profile romance with Tom Hiddleston last year, Swift has been staying out of the limelight.
  • The relationship has reportedly been going on for several months.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE DOESN’T FEEL BAD ABOUT GOING TO A STRIP CLUB – (05/18/2017)

No shame here!

RadarOnline published a video of Jennifer Lawrence having a night out at an Austrian strip club, writing that she “seemed drunk” and describing her dancing onstage as “cutting loose like a low-rent gogo dancer.” The report added that by the end of the evening she was wearing “just a bra” and was “crawling on all fours.”

  • But the apparent intention to shame Lawrence didn’t pan out. She took to Facebook Wednesday, writing: “Look, nobody wants to be reminded that they tried to dance on a stripper pole by the internet. It was one of my best friend’s birthdays and I dropped my paranoia guard for one second to have fun. I’m not going to apologize, I had a BLAST that night.”
  • Lawrence also explained that she was wearing an Alexander Wang top—”not a bra.”

DWAYNE JOHNSON LEADS 2020 PRESIDENTIAL POLL – (05/18/2017)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is leading in the polls for the next presidential election in 2020. People’s Sexiest Man Alive recently sat down with GQ and hinted at a run for president, saying: “I think it’s a real possibility.”

The people appear to be behind him! A survey conduced by Public Policy Polling showed Johnson leading President Donald Trump 42 to 37 in a potential match-up. The poll also found that the Baywatch hunk would nab the support of 15% of Americans who voted for Trump in 2016.

  • According to the survey, 36% of voters see The Rock favorably, while 13% have a negative opinion of him. (The rest are unsure).
  • When People asked him if he would become the first Sexiest Man Alive to be voted president, he said: “If I were a betting man, which I’m not — I would say yes.”

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