Normani announced on Monday that she will be joining Ariana Grande on the first leg of her The Sweetener World Tour. Meanwhile, Ariana’s ex Ricky Alvarez has something to say about his mention in her new song “thank u, next!” Ariana gave a shout-out to her former tour dancer with the lyrics, “Wrote some songs about Ricky/ Now I listen and laugh.” Ricky – who knew about the line before the song was released – took to his Instagram Stories to post a video of himself listening to the song and zooming in when his name was dropped. Ariana replied saying, “HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH IM SORRY U GOT THE WORST LINE…It was meant lovingly.” Ricky wrote back and said, “Nothing but gratitude.”
Ariana was first linked to Ricky in the summer of 2015. Their split was confirmed a year later in 2016.
In related news, Ariana Grande has opened up about the important role that therapy plays in her life. A fan tweeted, “Who is Ariana’s therapist? Are they accepting new patients?” Ariana responded, “Lmaoaoo this is funny as f**k. But in all honesty, therapy has saved my life so many times. If you’re afraid to ask for help, don’t be. You don’t have to be in constant pain and you can process trauma. I’ve got a lot of work to do, but it’s a start to even be aware that it’s possible.”
The official coroner’s report on Mac Miller is in. He died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol.
Mac died at his home on September 7th. He was only 26. The coroner’s report says his assistant found him on his bed, kneeling with his face resting on his knees. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
There was an empty bottle of alcohol on the nightstand, and several pills were recovered from the home, including Xanax, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and generic Adderall.
Police also found a rolled-up $20 bill with “white powdery residue” on it in Mac’s pocket. There was also “linear white powdery residue” on an iPad in his home studio, and two baggies with white powder.
Like most of us, the royals are already working on their holiday plans, and this year it looks like Meghan Markle’s mom Doria Ragland will be staying with the royals at their Norfolk estate for Christmas. Apparently, Queen Elizabeth herself invited Doria to join them for the first Christmas since Meghan married into the royal family. Insiders say this is highly unusual and breaks royal precedent—Kate Middleton’s family has never been invited to stay with the royals for Christmas.
Rihanna is the latest artist to send a cease-and-desist letter to President Donald Trump after it was brought to her attention that Trump used one of her songs at a rally this week. Rihanna’s legal team wrote a letter to the White House that was obtained by Rolling Stone on Monday. It read: “As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.” Rihanna learned about the song being used on Twitter Sunday, when Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker tweeted about it. She responded by writing, “Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up, Philip!”
Brad Pitt and his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston are said to be enjoying a solid friendship of late. The pair, who were once regarded as Hollywood’s golden couple, announced their separation in 2005, with Brad quickly finding love again with Angelina Jolie. An insider reports that “Jen and Brad have been on good terms for years. But since their respective break-ups they’ve been supporting each other. It’s like two lost soulmates coming together years later as mature adults.”
“People” Magazine has told us who the Sexiest Man Alive is…this year the title goes to actor Idris Elba. How does he feel about it? He says it was a nice surprise and an ego boost.
Matthew McConaughey admits he still wishes he had starred in Titanic. “I wanted that,” he tells Hollywood Reporter’s podcast. “I auditioned with Kate Winslet. Had a good audition. Walked away from there pretty confident that I had it. I didn’t get it. I never got offered that.” He continues, “And as I’ve said before not even half jokingly if it’s true, if that was an offer and it didn’t come to me, I’ve got to go back and go, ‘I’ve got to meet in an alley with that agent.'” The 49-year-old actor also shares that he regrets turning down a role in L.A. Confidential. “I think it was the Guy Pearce role,” he recalls. “And that’s a movie I really, really liked. That one sticks out to me as one that I’m like, ‘Oh man, that would have been a really good one to be a part of.'”
A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found the GOOD GUYS in superhero movies are more violent than the BAD GUYS.
The good guys commit an average of 23 acts of violence per hour . . . while the villains commit just 18.
They looked at 10 different superhero movies . . . and looked at specific acts of violence by each character.
The authors of the study point out that kids see the superheroes as “good guys” . . . but they’re not role models, especially if they use violence to solve their problems.