Celebrity Sleaze – 11/13/2017

by Gino on November 13, 2017

in Celebrity Sleaze

2017 MTV EMAS – (11/13/2017)

Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the Best Artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed Global Icons. Mendes also won the Best Song trophy for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” at the city’s SSE Arena. He also took the prize for Best Fans.

The show, formerly known as the MTV Europe Music Awards, opened with a clip of Eminem performing his new single “Walk on Water” in a London pub. He then emerged onstage in jeans and a black hoodie to perform the number live, with Skylar Gray filling in on the duet duties Beyoncé performed on the recording. Eminem was also named Best Hip Hop Artist.

Sunday marked the awards’ return to London for the first time since 1996, and locally bred singer Rita Ora hosted.

The show featured plenty of dazzle, from the 50 dancers accompanying Demi Lovato on “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Tell me You Love Me” to the giant animatronic bird carrying Travis Scott onto the stage.

Camila Cabello, who won the Best Pop prize, performed “Havana” with a troupe of dancers dressed as bathing beauties around a realistic projection of a pool. London grime artist Stormzy arrived in a police car and left in a blaze of fireworks after performing the rousing “Big For Your Boots.”

Performers ranged across genres and generations, and included singer-songwriter Kesha, electronic act Clean Bandit, rapper French Montana, rockers The Killers and former One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne.

Kendrick Lamar won Best Video for “Humble,” a lavish clip laced with religious and art-history imagery.

The awards are held in a different European city each year, with winners selected by fans across the continent. Next year’s ceremony will be held in Bilbao, Spain.

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Winners Included:

  • Best Song: Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”
  • Best Artist: Shawn Mendes
  • Best Look: Zayn
  • Best New Artist: Dua Lipa
  • Best Pop: Camila Cabello
  • Best Video: Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
  • Best Live: Ed Sheeran
  • Best Electronic David Guetta
  • Best Rock: Coldplay
  • Best Hip Hop: Eminem
  • Best Alternative: Thirty Seconds To Mars
  • Biggest Fans: Shawn Mendes
  • Best Push: Hailee Steinfeld
  • Best World Stage: The Chainsmokers – Live from Isle of MTV Malta 2017
  • Worldwide Act Winners:
  • Lil’ Kleine – The Netherlands
  • Tangana – Spain
  • Babymetal – Japan
  • Alma – Finland
  • DaVido – Nigeria
  • Stormzy – UK & Ireland
  • Lali – Argentina
  • Global Icon: U2

TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘REPUTATION’ IS HOT! – (11/13/2017)

Taylor Swift is on track to have a massive opening week for her new album Reputation. The 27-year-old singer’s sixth studio album was released on Friday and Billboard is reporting that first day sales in the U.S. have reached 700,000 copies. The number may still grow.

Taylor’s album is on track to top one million copies in sales for its first week and this would extend her record to four albums with first week sales topping one million. She is currently the only artist to have three albums reach that sales mark: 1989 debuted in 2014 with 1.29 million copies sold, Red debuted in 2012 with 1.21 million copies, and Speak Now was released in 2010 to sales of 1.05 million copies.

This will also mark Taylor‘s fifth consecutive album to launch at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Meanwhile, Swift is planning a tour announcement and ticket sale around her December 13th birthday. She has targeted her 28th birthday as a key date for selling tickets to her 2018 trek in support of Reputation. It will be a big test of Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program, which is powering Taylor Swift Tix, a registration and rewards portal where Swift fans are encouraged to purchase Swift’s music and merchandise, watch her videos and share her content on social media, all in an effort to improve their chances of scoring tickets to one of her concerts. Registration for Taylor Swift Tix ends November 28th.

Taylor shared a heartfelt and poignant letter to fans in physical copies of Reputation. “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us,” she starts off.

“We may hear rumors about a person and believe those things to be true. We may one day meet that person and feel foolish for believing baseless gossip.”

She continues: “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us.”

Swift goes on to talk about how people today are the very first generation who will be able to look at their whole life in pictures on the web: “Ultimately we post photos online to curate what strangers think of us,” she says.

Swift adds that people are neither wholly good nor bad, but “mosaics of our worst selves and our best selves… existing somewhere between our well-lit profile photo and our drivers license shot.”

Swift says that she has been “so lucky” to make music for a living and look out to crowds of “loving” and “vibrant” people, but also explored the darker side of fame: “On the other side of the coin, my mistakes have been used against me, my heartbreaks have been used as entertainment, and my songwriting has been trivialized as ‘oversharing’,” she adds.

She concludes: “Let me say it louder again, louder for those in the back. We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us.”

In other Taylor news: Swift made her return to the spotlight this weekend with two musical performances on Saturday Night Live – and her stage accessory spoke volumes.

During her first number, “…Ready for It?,” Taylor used a microphone that had a glittery snake attached to it. It was the continuation of the “snake” theme she’s been using to announce her new era. She first teased her album Reputation with a series of snake videos, and has also posed for a photo wearing a snake-shaped ring.

The “snake” theme is Taylor’s attempt to reclaim the word after her socials were flooded with snake emojis last year following the Kim Kardashian Snapchat video scandal.

For “…Ready for It?,” Taylor and backup dancers did a choreographed routine while wearing black crop tops and shorts. For her second number, “Call It What You Want,” Taylor wore a black sweater and long skirt and played an acoustic guitar while seated, accompanied by a cello player and another guitarist.

GWEN STEFANI TO AIR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ON NBC – (11/13/2017)

NBC plans to air the hour-long, holiday special Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas on December 12th.

Stefani will perform several songs from her same-titled new holiday album along with holiday favorites including “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Santa Baby.” The special also will feature holiday sketches and guests including Stefani’s fellow The Voice star – and boyfriend – Blake Shelton, Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and Ne-Yo.

“Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year,” Stefani said. “I am excited to share my new holiday album with everyone and the joy of this holiday season. I look forward to giving audiences a peek into our family’s favorite Christmas traditions and enjoying some of the music, old and new, that makes the holiday so special.” 

Stefani is also set to perform under the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree later this month during the annual lighting ceremony.

The “Hollaback Girl” singer will be joined by country artist Brett Eldredge, Hamilton performer Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, country singer Jennifer Nettles, and classical/pop trio The Tenors.

The Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree lighting special will be hosted by Today anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.

The special will air on NBC November 29th.

CAMILA CABELLO DROPS ‘HAVANA (REMIX)’ FEAT DADDY YANKEE – (11/13/2017)

Camila Cabello has dropped the brand new “Havana (Remix)” with Daddy Yankee.

“soooo honored that king @daddy_yankee blessed HAVANA with his fiiiiiiiiire ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ alguien me pinche que no me lo creo !!!! 😩😩😩😩🦋🦋🦋🦋#HAVANAtheRemix,” the 20-year-old singer tweeted out.

The new version of the song with Daddy Yankee instead of the original feature Young Thug is also mostly in Spanish. Only the chorus is in English.

“Yooooooooooo… i have A #HavanaSurprise this is Not a drill and you will need some Kleenex because I know Each of u will be happy when your Ears hear it 👀,” she teased late Saturday night.

JENNIFER LOPEZ’S ‘AMOR, AMOR, AMOR’ GETS NEARLY 2.5M VIEWS IN LESS THAN A DAY – (11/13/2017)

Jennifer Lopez’s latest music video has gone viral. “Amor, Amor, Amor,” featuring Puerto Rican superstar Wisin, was seen nearly 2.5 million times in less than a day when it was posted on YouTube Friday. At press time, the view count was up to nearly 7 million times

The 4-minute clip for the uptempo, Spanish song shows the two singers meeting up and dancing with their friends through a New York subway station and in a nightclub.

“Amor, Amor, Amor” is the second single from her upcoming Spanish-language album, Por Primera Vez, (which means “For the First Time”).

There is currently no release date for Por Primera Vez.

J.Lo took to Instagram on Saturday to give fans a behind-the-scenes look of the making of the sultry video. Directed by Jessy Terrero, the clip shows J.Lo arriving on set and filming various scenes with Wisin. The music video was filmed at NYC’s Bowery subway station. 

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