Scooter Braun revealed it was Ariana Grande who pushed him to sign Demi Lovato.
The longtime manager, who also represents artists like Justin Bieber, Dan + Shay and Usher, opened up about his decision to represent the pop star as a new client last year during an interview with model Ashley Graham on her Pretty Big Deal podcast.
"I said Iâll take the meeting, but Iâm not going to do this we have too much going on. And I met her and I said, 'I have to do this. Sheâs special. I want to do it,'" he explained. "I told her I need to speak to the two big solo females we represent because I want to make sure they are OK with this."
The two female artists he's referring to are Tori Kelly and the Thank U, Next hitmaker, who made it very clear she wanted Braun to sign the "Anyone" singer after meeting with her in person.
"Demi and Ariana went for coffee, and Ariana called me and said, âYou have to do this. I want her with us. She's in our family. She'll be protected, she's my friend. I want her with us. I want you to help her,'" he recalled. "And I just thought that was really, really cool and very different from what you expect in today's music industry."
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Kylie Cosmetics may have recently closed its fulfillment center as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn't stop its founder Kylie Jenner from contributing a large sum of money to relief efforts.
On Wednesday (March 25), Dr. ThaÃ¯s Aliabadi â who delivered the makeup mogul's daughter, Stormi â took to Instagram to praise Jenner for donating $1 million to ensure healthcare works receive the protection and supplies necessary to combat the virus.
"I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. I made a wish to the Universe to gather protective masks for our brave healthcare workers and today my dream came true," Dr. Aliabadi wrote. "One of my patients, a beautiful Living Angel just donated $1,000,000 to help us buy hundreds of thousands of masks, face shields, and other protective gear which we will have delivered directly to our first responders, as too many masks at hospitals are disappearing before making their way onto the faces of our front line heroes."
"I have never felt more blessed to be a doctor, as helping our brave ER and ICU workers feels just as gratifying as helping my own patients," she continued. "From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU @kyliejenner. You are my hero. This generous donation will help save many precious lives. Our world is a better place with you in it. I love you so much.
Thank you X a million...."
The 22-year-old reality star left an equally sweet comment on the post. "i love you! and thank YOU for all the love and care you put into everything that you do! youâre an angel on earth"
See Dr. Aliabadi's emotional post below.
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Camila Cabello's Romance Tour has officially been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The "My Oh My" singer is the latest artist to suspend their 2020 world turn amid the COVID-19 crisis that is currently affecting nearly 200 countries. (BTS will most likely also have to make schedule changes, Lady Gaga has delayed the release of her new album Chromatica and so many other events have been cancelled or postponed.)
The former Fifth Harmony band member shared the news in a statement via Instagram Tuesday (March 24), writing, "With all the news constantly coming out and so much that is really unknown, we're also taking extreme precautions to protect ourselves, our team, our dancers, our band, our crew and ultimately you guys."
"I'm truly heartbroken to say that we've decided we need to postpone the tour," Cabello continued. "We can't start rehearsals without putting people at risk and with so much up in the air with no real and definitive end in sight, I feel this is the responsible thing to do."
Though she can't provide any details about rescheduling due to all the uncertainty, she said she'll update fans as soon as she has more information. âIâm so, so sorry, you guys. Iâm so sad at the thought of disappointing you," she wrote. "I promise I'll see you and cuddle your faces off when it's safe and this all passes."
"When the danger passes, all this love that we are putting into the world will heal us," the pop star concluded her message.
You can read her full statement, below:
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The world may be a scary place right now, but it's not all bad. On Monday (March 23), Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd welcomed their first child: a baby boy named Hayes.
The country star took to Instagram to introduce fans to her little bundle of joy. "Hayes Andrew Hurd. 3/23/20. Love of our lives," she captioned a series of precious photos from the hospital.
BTS' Map of the Soul tour will most likely be postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.
On March 24, Big Hit Entertainment released an announcement regarding possible schedule modifications to the group's 2020 world tour amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a lengthy statement, the company said they're "closely monitoring the situation" but that they anticipate they'll have to make changes
You can read Big Hit Entertainment's official statement in full, below:
This is Big Hit Entertainment.
We would like to provide you with an update of the preparations for BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR.
We are closely monitoring the situations in the countries and cities that are part of our upcoming tour. With the global spread of COVID-19, in some countries and cities, the level of unpredictability is becoming higher to prepare for the shows. As a result of the current global circumstances, we anticipate having to make changes to the current tour schedule.
Any cancellations or rescheduling will be based on a policy of full cooperation with the guidance and directives of national and local governments and concert venues to ensure the health and safety of everyone. We are making every effort to proceed with the planned performances where possible, however, details on any changes will be provided separately for each region.
We are also developing plans to secure dates and venues to hold BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR – SEOUL Concerts when the situation stabilizes. We ask for your understanding as we continue to strive to deliver a new and better-than-ever experience for the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR to all of our fans who have undoubtedly been disappointed by recent cancellations.
We will continue to place the highest priority on the health and safety of our artists and fans and do our utmost to keep the promises we made to our fans. Once again, we ask for your generous understanding and support from all our fans looking forward to the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR.
BTS' Map of the Soul tour was originally set to begin in the group's hometown of Seoul, South Korea on April 11, 12, 18, and 19, but the concerts were cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
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Netflix has confirmed it’s renewing popular reality show Love Is Blind for two more seasons.
The streaming service took to Twitter to share the exciting news of the renewal.
The first season of the programme aired in the US in February, appearing on Netflix UK a couple of weeks later.
The show caused controversy when it first aired, as viewers tensely watched the couples who had never seen each other before agree to get married, in a bid to find out if love really is blind or not.
The show has mixed reviews amongst everyone, but we’re very excited for season 2!
Like The Way I Do hitmaker Natalie Horler from Cascada, 38, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
She took to social media to confirm the news with her fans yesterday evening.
"I'm afraid I have been tested positive for the coronavirus.
"I'm still getting used to the thought, but saying that – nothing much changes about my everyday life really.
"I've been self isolating for ages now anyway and now I'll just not leave the house at all for the next 14 days and be in full blown quarantine."
She continued: "My case will most likely be mild, so the most important thing is to protect everyone else who may be at risk.
"So please continue to stay home! Lots of love, Nat x."
Movie buffs who are in isolation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will be getting Hollywood blockbuster films early thanks to video-on-demand services.
While society is self-isolating during CDC-recommended social distancing, the film industry will be releasing numerous films ahead of their intended release dates that you can watch from the comfort of your home. Some of the films recently hit movie theaters while many have yet to hit theaters altogether.
Here are all the movies coming to VOD and other streaming sites early due to the coronavirus crisis:
Frozen II: Available now on Disney+
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Available now on Amazon and iTunes
Emma: Available now on iTunes and Amazon
Jumanji: The Next Level: Available now on iTunes and Amazon
Onward: Available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon
Cats!: Available now on iTunes and Amazon
Bloodshot: Available now on iTunes and Amazon
The Hunt: Available now on iTunes and Amazon
The Invisible Man: Available now on iTunes and Amazon
Just Mercy: Available now on iTunes and Amazon
Big Time Adolescence: Available now on Hulu
Birds of Prey: Available for purchase on March 24
The Gentlemen: Available on iTunes and Amazon on March 24
The Way Back: Available on iTunes and Amazon on March 24
Dolittle: Available on iTunes and Amazon on March 24
I Still Believe: On-Demand on March 27
Sonic The Hedgehog: Available on iTunes and Amazon on March 31
Trolls World Tour: April 10
Arkansas: May 1
Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian-West have both seemingly reacted to the infamous 2016 leaked phone call between Swift and Kanye West.
On Friday (March 20) the full conversation between the rapper and the "Lover" singer concerning the lyrics to his song "Famous." The lyrics in the track include, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b---h famous (God d--n) / I made that b---h famous."
During the phone call, West only told Swift about the lyric "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex." Once the song debuted, Swift spoke out about how she felt disrespected and claimed that West never told her the full lyrics. In response, Kardashian-West shared video clips of West and Swift's recorded phone conversation, something that Swift didn't allow or realize that she was doing.
Once the entire conversation leaked, it was clear that Swift did not know about the other lines in the song and even mentioned that she thought the lyrics would be something mean like "b---h."
Kardashian-West liked a Twitter post on Saturday (March 21) that read, "The video showed nothing new. We all knew that. I’m so confused right now."
Meanwhile, Swift liked a handful of supportive Tumblr posts. "Taylor told the truth mood board," one post read. Another one stated, "How I sleep at night knowing we were right all this time and now we have the receipts to prove it,"
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Halsey and Yungblud's latest Instagram posts have fans convinced they're back together.
The reconciliation rumors all started this weekend after the "You Should Be Sad" hitmaker shared a photo of a meal on her Stories, which consisted of a traditional Yorkshire dish, including pudding and Banoffee pie. (Yungblud, whose real name is Dominic Harrison, was born in Yorkshire, England.)
"My first crack at making a Sunday dinner #YorkshireCertified," Halsey captioned the shot.
The 22-year-old artist then further fueled speculation after he re-posted Halsey's photo on his own Instagram account and wrote "can confirm" along with a checkmark and heart emoji.
Taylor Swift is the latest celebrity to urge fans to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lover hitmaker took to her Instagram Stories on March 15 to share an important statement with her followers. In it, she asks fans to self-isolate and expressed concerns after seeing that so many people aren't taking COVID-19 seriously. (As of right now, the virus and has killed at least 6,684 and infected 174,084 globally.)
"Guys — I follow you online and I love you guys so much and need to express my concern that things aren’t being taken seriously enough right now," Swift wrote. "I’m seeing lots of get togethers and hangs and parties still happening."
"This is the time to cancel plans, actually truly isolate as much as you can, and don’t assume that because you don’t feel sick that you aren’t possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable to this," she continued. "It’s a really scary time but we need to make social sacrifices right now."
See Swift's full message, below:
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Lizzo led a live meditation class for those who are feeling the anxiety and stress over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The "Truth Hurts" singer took to her Instagram account to perform a live meditation service on Friday (March 13). âThere is the disease, and there is the fear of the disease,â Lizzo told her audience. âI think that fear can spread so much hatred; fear can spread so much negative energy, and fear can spread the disease even quicker than the disease can.â
Watch the class below:
Lady Gaga may have just revealed her upcoming collaboration with Ariana Grande on Chromatica.
In a new interview with Paper, the "Stupid Love" singer teased a new song with a fellow female pop star, who has "similarly experienced immense trauma while in the public eye." Though she didn't identify the artist by name, fans are convinced it's the Thank U, Next hitmaker based on her description.
The magazine notes their "song together is a monster of a dance tune, but its message is about submitting yourself to devastation" and features the lyrics, "It's coming down on me, water-like misery."
"[It's a] celebration of all the tears," Gaga shared. "I sat with her and we talked about our lives. It's two women having a conversation about how to keep going and how to be grateful for what you do."
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Orlando Bloom was celibate for six months before he started dating Katy Perry.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star made some candid revelations about his sex life prior to his relationship with the "Never Worn White" singer. In a new interview with The Sunday Times, he explained how his friend, Laird Hamilton, suggested he try celibacy to help him get his priorities in check.
“Laird said, 'If you want to be serious about a relationship, go celibate for a few months and figure it out,'" Bloom explained. "It takes away the idea of going to a party and thinking, 'Who am I going to meet?’ I was suddenly, like, 'Oh, I can have a relationship with a woman that is just friends.'"
The actor originally planned to remain celibate for three months but found himself "enjoying the way I was relating to women, and to the feminine within myself."
He also said he avoided any form of sexual stimulation during this period. "It was insane," Bloom admitted. "I don’t think it’s healthy. I don’t think it was advisable. You have to keep it moving down there."
The 39-year-old eventually crossed paths with Perry at the 2016 Golden Globes and the rest is history. "She's very surprising," Bloom said of his fiancée, who is currently pregnant with the couple's first child. "She's witty and smart and intelligent. She's charismatic, but she's direct too, and this dynamic was intriguing to me."
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Disneyland in California has just announced that the park will be shutting down beginning this Saturday. Those currently with plans to stay at Disney hotels will be able to remain until Monday.
Disney released a statement following California's urge to ban large gatherings:
"While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort, after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the Governor of California's executive order and in the best interest of our guest and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, beginning the morning of March 14 through the end of the month. The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16 to give guest the ability to make necessary travel arrangements; Downtown Disney will remain open. We will monitor the ongoing situation and follow the advice in guidance of federal and state officials and health agencies. Disney will continue to pay cast members during this time.