Yesterday, Cardi B failed to show up to her court hearing over that strip club fight. Queens Criminal Court Judge Sean Dunn grew even angrier when Cardi’s laywer Jeff Kern claimed that the 26-year-old rapper was too famous to appear in court. “As you probably know, she is a fairly notable hip-hop artist. My client knew the date, but there was a previously scheduled commitment for today and tomorrow,” he said. The judge offered a new court date of Friday and warned that Cardi could be arrested if she fails to show up again. The rapper was charged in October with two misdemeanors for allegedly ordering her crew to attack two bartenders at Angels Strip Club because she suspected that they’d slept with her husband Offset.
Kanye West has apologized after being called out on Twitter for using his cell phone during the Broadway premiere of The Cher Show last night. Actor Jarrod Spector, who plays Sonny Bono in the production, pointed out Kanye’s bad behavior by tweeting, “Hey @kanyewest so cool that you’re here at @TheCherShow! If you look up from your cell phone, you’ll see we’re doing a show up here. It’s opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much.” Kanye later responded, “The dynamics of Cher and Sonny’s relationship made Kim and I grab each other’s hand and sing ‘I got you babe.’ Please pardon my lack of etiquette. We have so much appreciation for the energy you guys put into making this masterpiece.”
Colton Underwood spoofs The 40-Year-Old Virgin–and references his own virginity–in a new promotional poster for his upcoming season of The Bachelor. The creative is almost identical to the original movie poster, with Steve Carell replaced by 26-year-old Colton holding a red rose. Judd Apatow, who directed the 2005 comedy, wrote on Instagram, “The new poster for this season of @bachelorabc looks really familiar.” Colton replied to Judd by asking, “Hey @JuddApatow does this mean I have to wax my chest now?” The new season of The Bachelor premieres on Monday, January 7.
Pete Davidson shared a message on social yesterday after dealing with cyberbullying following his split from ex-fiancée Ariana Grande. He wrote: “I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything,” Pete, who is 25 continued, “I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s climate where everybody loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling.” He concluded the note by thanking the people who have been supporting him, adding, “To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is–I see you and I love you.” According to my source, Peter is “dating again” and recently joined a dating app.
Travis Scott said yesterday that he’s applying to Harvard University. “I’m applying to Harvard in a couple days.” Travis intends to apply to the university’s architecture program. In an interview last year Travis said that he and his buddy were supposed to go to Harvard and that he planned to apply after his third album.
MTV announced yesterday that its highly-anticipated Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club reality series will premiere on Tuesday, January 8. The show is centered around Lohan Beach House in Mykonos, Greece, and its staff. “I’ve gone through so much in my past,” Lohan says in a new teaser for the show. “People have always given me trouble for going to clubs, so why don’t I just open my own? Boss b**ch!”
Speaking of Lindsay, in a new interview with “Paper” magazine, Lindsay has a simple request. She says, “I would love to know why I get constantly clobbered in the press.” She says, “I could do 99 things right and one thing wrong, but it’s that one thing that will be focused on.”
She also says, “I love working with kids and I love giving back. But people don’t like talking about the good stuff. It’s really crazy to me and it makes me really sad.”
Katy Perry can get Orlando Bloom anytime she wants…. But on Sunday, she paid $50,000 just to hang out with him. To be fair, she did it for charity. And also, she might have been a little jealous.
Katy was a performer at the One Love Malibu benefit concert, to raise money for people affected by one of the California wildfires. And the festivities included auctioning off lunch and a motorcycle ride with Orlando.
She seemed to have mixed feelings about it from the beginning. She told the crowd, quote, “When you’re on the motorcycle with him, you’re holding him in a way that I am not excited about!
“You’re holding his pecs and his six-pack . . . and it’s so glorious!”
A woman named Laura bid $20,000 . . . and it seemed like that was going to take it. Until Katy jumped in and said, quote, “Laura, I’m sorry . . . I’m buying it for $50,000.”
Nicole Kidman has banned handheld electronic devices from her house. Kidman, who lives in Tennessee with her husband Keith Urban and their 7 and 10-year-old kids, says she’s made a conscious effort to ensure that her children are not obsessed with the internet and television. According to her, not only do they have periods at home where the TV is off-bounds, but their “no-devices” house includes their children’s guests. She said: ”I left home yesterday and my children were up in the tree house, with eight friends over. We have a no-devices house. Their friends can’t bring devices over. The general rule is: play, hard core and outside.”