Celebrity Sleaze – 10/10/2017

by Gino on October 10, 2017

in Celebrity Sleaze

TAYLOR SWIFT SURPRISES FANS WITH PERSONAL INSTAGRAM MESSAGES – (10/10/2017)

Some of Taylor Swift’s biggest fans were happily surprised over the weekend when the pop superstar jumped into their Instagram DMs.

The lucky fans were delighted to share their close encounter with Swift via social media, many in tears and still in shock by the personal messages from Swift.

“I refuse to believe this is something that happened to ME,” posted one fan. “Forever crying and forever thankful for my best friend Taylor Swift.”

“I honestly can never tell you how much I love this girl she means more than the entire worlds to me,” shared another fan.

“I got Taylurked,” raved a smitten devotee.

Meanwhile, Swift has announced two new live performances, her first in conjunction with her upcoming album Reputation.

Following the release of singles “…Ready For It” and “Look What You Made Me Do,” Swift is set to perform at two radio station-sponsored festivals: 99.7 Now!’s Poptopia in San Jose on December 2nd and the B96 Jingle Bash in Chicago on December 7th.

Taylor has already released singles in connection with college football games and partnered with brands like UPS and Target for exclusive rights to merchandise, and the move appears part of a radio promotion campaign following her album release this November 10th. 

JUSTIN BIEBER, ARIANA GRANDE FEATURED ON ‘NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MERRY CHRISTMAS’ – (10/10/2017)

If you are ready to get a jump start on holiday tunes, NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas is out now.

The compilation album features an updated mix of 20 holiday classics, old and new. There’s “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber and “Mary, Did You Know?” by Pentatonix, as well as Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and the Jackson 5’s “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Other artists on the album include Ariana Grande, Elvis Presley and Wham!, among others.

Here is the complete track list:

  • Justin Bieber – “Mistletoe”
  • Ariana Grande – “Winter Things”
  • Pentatonix – “Mary, Did You Know?”
  • Nat King Cole – “The Christmas Song”
  • Bing Crosby – “White Christmas”
  • Frank Sinatra – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
  • Johnny Mathis – “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
  • Andy Williams – “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”
  • Burl Ives – “Jolly Christmas”
  • Dean Martin – “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
  • Elvis Presley – “Blue Christmas” (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • The Beach Boys – “Little Saint Nick”
  • Gene Autry – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”
  • José Feliciano – “Feliz Navidad”
  • Bing Crosby/David Bowie — “Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth”
  • The Temptations – “Silent Night”
  • Donny Hathaway – “This Christmas”
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Christmas Canon”
  • Jackson 5 – “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
  • Wham! – “Last Christmas”

NICK CARTER VISITS SHOOTING VICTIMS AT LAS VEGAS HOSPITAL – (10/10/2017)

Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys spent some time visiting hospitalized music fans in Las Vegas over the weekend. The visit was in response to the deadly shooting at a country music festival last Sunday that killed 59 people and left more than 500 injured.

On Saturday, Carter traveled to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada to sign autographs and talk to patients injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. During his stay, Carter also posed for photos with patients and several members of the hospital staff.

The Backstreet Boys will kick off the second leg of their Las Vegas residency next month.

DIPLO DONATES $100K TO VEGAS VICTIMS’ RELIEF FUND – (10/10/2017)

After last week’s horrific shooting attack at the Route 91 festival in Las Vegas, Diplo made some strong statements in support of gun control, even posting a graphic image allegedly from the aftermath of the shooting.

Over the weekend, the DJ donated $100,000 to the victims’ relief fund to help those affected by the tragedy.

“My deepest sympathies are with the victims of this horrific tragedy and their families,” he said in a press statement. “It’s my hope that these events will start a long awaited and honest conversation about the importance of gun control in America. Las Vegas is my home, and it’s devastating to see this happen in such a vibrant city with an amazing community of people I consider my family.”

Diplo’s donation will go to the fund established by the Clark County Commission, to be distributed directly to victims and their families in partnership with state and local officials, GoFundMe, the Direct Impact Fund and the National Center for Victims of Crime. Fans wishing to make a donation can do so here here.

Diplo also went on Twitter to challenge his fellow DJs to match his donation, with such artists as Kaskade, Tiesto, Valentino Khan and Dillion Francis taking him up on the challenge.

At press time, more than $10,000,000 had been raised.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN HITS YOUTUBE MILESTONE: The video for Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has finally racked up one billion views on YouTube. The video for the hit, which topped the charts for nine weeks in 2012, passed the one billion mark on Sunday. The clip is still averaging over 250,000 views per day, but at its peak, it was grabbing just under two million views per day. While “Call Me Maybe” is Carly Rae’s best known video, it’s not the only YouTube success she’s had. Her 2016 clip for “I Really Like You,” starring Tom Hanks, has notched 200 million views, and her videos for other songs, like “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” and “Run Away With Me” have all attracted tens of millions of views.

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