Celebrity Scoop – 06/11/2018

by Gino on June 11, 2018

in Celebrity Scoop

VINCE VAUGHN ARRESTED FOR DUI – (06/11/2018)

Vince Vaughn was arrested for driving under the influence at 1 a.m. on Sunday in Manhattan Beach, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Sources tell the pub that the 48-year-old was taken into custody after failing a routine checkpoint set by local police. He was arrested and charged with DUI and resisting arrest.
  • Another passenger, who was not identified, was arrested on obstruction and public intoxication charges. 
  • Vaughn had a run-in with police in 2001 when he was arrested for a bar fight in Wilmington, N.C. Steve Buscemi got stabbed during the brawl. The assault charge against him was later dropped. 
  • Vaughn’s reps did not respond to requests for comments. Police released his mugshot Sunday afternoon. He was reportedly released on $5,000 bail. According to The Daily Mail, his wife Kyla Weber was seen entering the back of the police station with a police escort, and is believed to have left with Vaughn hiding in the back of her car. 

‘HARRY POTTER,’ ‘ANGELS IN AMERICA’ WIN BIG AT TONY AWARDS – (06/11/2018)

The 72nd annual Tony Awards were held last night. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two nabbed Best Play and The Band’s Visit was recognized as the Best Musical in an emotional Tony Awards that mixed Broadway razzle-dazzle with politically-charged calls to arms. Angels in America, a sprawling two-part drama about the AIDS crisis, was recognized as the Best Revival Of A Play.

Sunday was also a night of upsets. In one notable bracket-buster, Once on This Island was named Best Revival Of A Musical over the heavily favored My Fair Lady and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel.

Highlights From Last Night:

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hit the stage for the opening number, an original song they wrote, dedicated to the 90% of the nominated people attending who would not go home with awards.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School appeared on stage to perform the song “Seasons of Love” from Rent. The kids are survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting earlier this year, where 17 people were killed on Valentine’s Day.

The school’s musical theater instructor Melody Herzfeld was honored at the event with the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award. She saved 65 lives by barricading her students into a small closet during the shooting.

John Leguizamo had some choice words for President Donald Trump as he accepted his Tony Award: “I am a human, not an animal,” he said, referencing the president’s controversial comments about Latino gang members in May. The actor, who was born in Colombia, used his emotional speech to highlight the importance of diverse representation in media and theater, noting that Latinos are “the least-represented minority in Hollywood.” Leguizamo’s show, Latin American History for Morons, was a successful portrayal of diverse stories, recouping its capitalization in just 15 weeks to become the first play of the 2018 Broadway season to turn a profit.

Leguizamo also used his speech to make an emotional plea for people to “never forget the 1,500 missing Latin American babies in detention,” referencing the nearly 1,500 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended at the border and the government lost track of, according to recent reports from the Department of Health and Human Services. He also implored people, through tears, to never forget the estimated 4,645 Puerto Ricans who died in Hurricane Maria.

Robert De Niro kept the CBS censors busy, shouting, “F**k Trump” and pumping his fists. Walking on the stage of Radio City Music Hall to introduce a performance by special Tony winner Bruce Springsteen, De Niro shouted the obscenity and pumped both fists beside his head – eliciting a standing ovation from many in the audience. He then shouted the phrase again, to more cheers by the Broadway community gathered for the annual awards ceremony.

The legendary 70-year-old composer Andrew Lloyd Webber accepted the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. “I have to say I am completely overwhelmed…thank you Broadway, not just for this award, but for making a small boy’s dream come true. Thank you,” he said while emotionally accepting the award during the ceremony.

Winners

  • Best Book of a Musical: The Band’s Visit – Itamar Moses
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: The Band’s Visit – Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Andrew Garfield – Angels in America
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Glenda Jackson – Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub – The Band’s Visit
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Katrina Lenk – The Band’s Visit
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Nathan Lane – Angels in America
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf – Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ari’el Stachel – The Band’s Visit
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lindsay Mendez – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play: Christine Jones – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical: David Zinn – SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Best Costume Design of a Play: Katrina Lindsay – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber – My Fair Lady
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play: Neil Austin – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Tyler Micoleau – The Band’s Visit
  • Best Sound Design of a Play: Gareth Fry – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical: Kai Harada – The Band’s Visit
  • Best Direction of a Play:       John Tiffany – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Best Direction of a Musical: David Cromer – The Band’s Visit
  • Best Choreography: Justin Peck – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Best Orchestrations: Jamshied Sharifi – The Band’s Visit
  • Best Play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Best Musical: The Band’s Visit
  • Best Revival of a Play: Angels in America
  • Best Revival of a Musical: Once On This Island
  • Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Chita Rivera & Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Special Tony Award: Bruce Springsteen & John Leguizamo
  • Regional Theatre Tony Award: La MaMa E.T.C.
  • Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Nick Scandalios
  • Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:       Sara Krulwich, Bessie Nelson & Ernest Winzer Cleaners

DEMI LOVATO ONCE BOOKED AN ENTIRE ISLAND FOR A VACATION WITH HER FRIENDS – (06/11/2018)

In an interview with InStyle, Demi Lovato says she believes it’s OK to treat yourself every once in a while – and your loved ones.

“My stepdad has taught me how to be smart with my money,” she says. “But at the same time, I’ve also learned that you can’t buy experiences, and sometimes you have to spend a little to get an awesome vacation, or whatever it is. It’s like, you’re only on this planet once, so you might as well enjoy what you’ve worked hard for.”

Her biggest splurge so far, she says, has been booking a private island during a vacation with friends to Fiji and Bora Bora.

“We were the only people on this island. It was a lot,” she says. “It was a splurge because I wanted my privacy but it was really fun.”

Demi doesn’t encourage spending beyond your means, though. “My advice to [young women] would be if you work hard, then it’s OK to treat yourself, but just be smart with it,” she says. “Don’t buy shoes before you pay rent.”

Demi also a tip for saving money. “Sometimes, when I go online shopping, I just put things in the cart, and then I exit out of it so that I feel like I went shopping, but I actually didn’t buy anything,” she laughs.

As far as the first check she ever made, Demi said, “There was this place called Johnny High. It’s a country music hall in Dallas, Texas, and they gave you a dollar for every person that you brought. I brought 14 people, so, I made $14. That was my first check. I was so excited.”

In other Demi news, she was forced to call off her show in London, England, yesterday. The singer took to social media to explain and apologize to fans. “I write this through tears of frustration and sadness that I have to postpone my concert in London at the O2 tonight due to being very, very sick and with swollen vocal chords that were examined by an ENT (dr.),” she tweeted. “If I go on tonight and injure my vocal chords anymore I could potentially have to cancel the rest of my tour.”

“I’m so so so sorry to disappoint any of my fans in London that have traveled hours to be here by plane or car, and to all of the fans that got these tickets for their birthday, holiday or any other special occasion,” she continued. “It breaks my heart to let you down.”

“Just know I feel your frustration and I wouldn’t do this unless I absolutely had to. For everyone who bought a ticket to tonight’s show, I will see you for the rescheduled date on June 25th after Madrid and Rock in Rio. Thank you for understanding. I love you,” she finished with a heart emoji. She added a video apology in her Instagram Stories.

SHAWN MENDES CLOSES OUT HIS WEEK-LONG RESIDENCY AT ‘THE LATE LATE SHOW’ – (06/11/2018)

Thursday night was the last episode of The Late Late Shawn – or The Late Late Show with Shawn Mendes as the special guest.

Mendes closed out his weeklong residency at the late-night talk show with a moving performance of “Perfectly Wrong,” off his new self-titled album.

Before his performance, James Corden cut to Mendes’ dressing room, which was jokingly covered in all Canadian themed decor, including the flag, moose antlers, and a fully-dressed Canadian police officer.

The night before, Mendes performed a duet with Julia Michaels but also appeared in a sketch with Corden. In the bit, Corden and Mendes pretended to be dueling subway performers. It started with Corden singing James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful,” but Mendes interrupted him playing Oasis’ “Wonderwall.”

Eventually, the two kept upping the stakes by including a piano, a DJ turn table, and a full choir. Mendes ultimately wins the duel by descending from the ceiling, singing his own song “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.”

Mendes took to Instagram to commemorate the week at The Late Late Show with a still image from his debut TV performance of “Perfectly Wrong.”

“Thank you @latelateshow @JKCorden for such a wonderful week,” he wrote.

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