Celebrity Sleaze – 10/16/2017

by Gino on October 16, 2017

in Celebrity Sleaze

 STARS UNITE FOR HURRICANE RELIEF IN PUERTO RICO – (10/16/2017)

Stars rallied Saturday night with big names such as Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Ellen DeGeneres and Stevie Wonder to raise more than $30 million for Puerto Rico.

As the residents of Puerto Rico continue to struggle to recover from destructive hurricanes Maria and Irma that hit within the past two months, Lopez, Anthony and others organized One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief, the benefit that was televised Saturday night on Univision, Telemundo and NBC from Miami and Los Angeles.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was among the celebrities who answered calls from viewers who were encouraged to pledge money toward the American Red Cross, Reach Out Worldwide, United Way, United for Puerto Rico and other aid groups during the telethon.

Lopez’s baseball star boyfriend Alex Rodriguez worked with her and her ex-husband Anthony on the event, which featured performances by the organizers as well as Ricky Martin, Chris Martin, Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige and others.

Lopez, who has family in Puerto Rico, told People.com that it was not difficult to work with the two men on this project.

 “There’s just no question about it when it comes to things like this,” she said. “The truth is, we are all one. We are all family. We are doing this because it’s the right thing to do. Our community needs us right now, and we are very aware that we are leaders in our community. If we step out and do something, hopefully people will follow and do the same.”

On Sunday, Lopez posted on Instagram a message of thanks to everyone who donated and said “Thank you for everyone who tuned in and donated…30 million and counting!! We are so grateful!! We are One Voice.”

RIHANNA TO HAVE A STREET NAMED AFTER HER IN BARBADOS – (10/16/2017)

Rihanna is set to have a street named after her in Barbados. According to Nation News, the Barbados Ministry of Tourism made the announcement, saying, “The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday 30th November, 2017 officially change the name of Westbury New Road located in St. Michael to Rihanna Drive in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road.” 

  • Rih will be in attendance for the two-hour unveiling ceremony, which will take place on Barbados’ Independence Day — November 30th, from 3 p.m.to 5 p.m.

JOE JONAS AND SOPHIE TURNER ENGAGED – (10/16/2017)

Joe Jonas is ready to settle down with the First Lady of House Stark. He and Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner – who plays Sansa Stark – are engaged.

  • Turner revealed the news on her Instagram over the weekend, posting a photo of her hand on top of Joe’s – she’s wearing a diamond engagement ring. The caption reads, “I said yes.”
  • Joe posted the same photo, with the caption, “She said yes.”
  • Joe’s brothers Nick and Kevin tweeted the same photo, along with their best wishes.
  • Joe and Sophie started dating in late 2016. In the past, he’s been linked to Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Greene, Camilla Belle and a number of other famous females.

‘DIVIDE’ A PIZZA WITH ED SHEERAN – (10/16/2017)

Ed Sheeran has teamed up with the fundraising site Omaze and the AIDS charity (RED) to offer fans the chance to win a backstage pizza party with him in Los Angeles on December 1st. He’ll sing the lucky winner a love song, then they’ll share some slices, drink some Coca-Cola and probably snap some selfies.

“We’re gonna share two of the most emotional experiences that the world has to offer: a private acoustic performance of a love song and pizza,” Ed says in a video announcing the opportunity.

The clip also featured Ed playing a game where he tries to tell the difference between love song lyrics and pizza reviews.

To enter to win, all you have to do is make a donation through Omaze.com/Ed. Proceeds go to the Global Fund, which helps provide life-saving medication to moms and their babies affected by HIV/AIDS. Coca-Cola will match every dollar up to $2 million. The more money you donate, the more chances you get to win.

Five winners will be chosen. The grand prize includes round-trip flights to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations.

JOHN MAYER CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY WITH DIAMOND ‘THE DUDE’ NECKLACE – (10/16/2017)

The Dude is helping John Mayer ring in his 40th birthday.

The singer-songwriter, whose birthday is today showed off a Ben Baller-designed diamond encrusted necklace in the likeness of Jeff Bridges’ character from the 1998 comedy The Big Lebowski. Both Mayer and Baller posted photos of the unique accessory on Instagram.

“If you’re asking me if I had @benballer make me a diamond encrusted chain bearing a likeness of The Dude for my 40th birthday, then I guess my answer would have to be you’re damn right I did,” Mayer wrote. “Anxiety and worry is canceled this week.”

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