Jay Z was performing in Oakland, California, but stopped down the show when he saw a sparkly sign in the audience. The sign read: “I beat cancer 2x 2 see u! I love u!!! Selfie or hug?” He brought the woman, named ‘Christina’, onstage for a warm hug while fans screamed wildly in support.
NBC has announced that Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist John Legend has been cast as the lead in the network’s upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar Live! John says, “It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance.” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says, “This score demands a singer with an amazing range, not to mention an actor with enormous depth, and there isn’t anyone more exciting [than Legend] to bring this work to a new audience. His casting is also ground-breaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a whole new way.” Earlier this month, NBC revealed the production’s first cast member was rock god Alice Cooper in the role of King Herod. Jesus Christ Superstar Live! will air on April 1, 2018–a.k.a. Easter Sunday.
Michael Douglas has become a grandfather for the first time. The 73-year-old actor’s oldest son Cameron welcomed a baby girl on Monday. Cameron Douglas has had a troubled few years but has turned his life around since being released from prison in August 2016 after almost seven years behind bars on drugs charges, and he recently said being a father would “drive” him even further to do well.
Lady Gaga announced on Tuesday she will kick off a two-year residency in Las Vegas in 2018. “Get ready for a brand-new show!! It’s been my lifelong dream to be a Las Vegas girl, I’m so overjoyed!” Gaga tweeted. “LOVE YOU, LITTLE MONSTERS. WE DID IT, MEET ME IN Las Vegas!!” President of MGM Resorts International Bill Hornbucke added, “We have all been wowed by Lady Gaga’s raw talent, but the passion, commitment and creativity she is prepared to bring to this engagement will truly be transformational… Las Vegas, get ready to become the Entertainment Capital of the Universe.” Gaga’s residency will kick off at the 5,300-seat MGM Park Theater in December 2018. Tickets and additional information will be released in the coming months.
Meghan Markle has been named Woman of the Year by Hello! magazine. “Not only has Meghan, 36, captured the heart of husband-to-be Prince Harry, but she has also won the approval of fans around the world as she prepares to join the royal family and take her humanitarian work to a whole new level,” the publication writes. It goes on to note that Meghan will be the first non-married partner to ever attend the royal British family’s annual Christmas celebration in Sandringham, U.K., which includes present opening, lunch and a traditional walk to the church.
Meghan and Harry announced their engagement in November. Author Andrew Morton, who wrote the book Diana: Her True Story and is currently penning a biography on Meghan, says, “I can’t think of anyone who has come anywhere near her as the most talked about woman of the year.”
Who’s been the most consistently stylish male celebrity in 2017? Through several rounds of reader voting, GQ has narrowed the contenders down to four British semi-finalists: Harry Styles, David Beckham, Tom Hiddleston, and Zayn Malik. Readers have until noon today to vote and see who will move on to the final round.
Harry Styles vs. David Beckham. Style god David Beckham breezed through the previous rounds of this year’s showdown with no problem. But now the soccer great faces off against the king of crazy suits, Harry Styles. If there was one man who swerved harder than any other this year—at least in the tailoring department—it was the now-solo singer. Armed with an arsenal of Gucci and unreleased CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC gear, the former boy bander charted a style course all his own in 2017. Styles upset year’s Most Stylish Man Roger Federer in a nail-biting quarterfinals, but the question now is: does he have what it takes to knock out a hall-of-famer?
Tom Hiddleston vs. Zayn Malik. Never count out a good-looking man in a suit. Tom Hiddleston is cutting down every challenger that stands between him and the Most Stylish Man title. Hiddleston’s tailoring is as sharp as a sword and suits are his Excalibur. He takes on pop superstar Zayn Malik, whose style is much more streetwear-oriented: Gucci track jackets, his own bombers and every form of desirable designer outerwear in the world. They’re both masters of their craft—it really comes down to whom you prefer.
According to my source, Selena Gomez’s mother got so upset about Selena’s romantic reunion with Justin, she had to be taken to a hospital.
Details remain disputed and vague, what I’ve heard is that Selena’s family allegedly does not forgive Justin for what they believe he did to her years ago when they were first dating.
Police reportedly came and did a welfare check on Mandy Teefey at a family member’s request, and she voluntarily relinquished herself. She was reportedly released the same day, but she and the rest of the family are reportedly angling for Gomez and Justin Bieber’s separation. All that said, on Monday Mandy posted a heartbreaking message on Instagram talking about the miscarriage she had in 2011. That could have also contributed to her being checked in on.
The first trailer for Ocean’s 8, the female-driven spinoff of Ocean’s Eleven has been released. In the film, Sandra Bullock stars as George Clooney’s sister Debbie Ocean; she gathers a crew to pull off a heist of NYC’s annual Met Gala. Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson also star. Ocean’s 8 is set for a June 8th release.