Why Jennifer Lopez was initially furious about her 2020 Super Bowl Halftime show
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance was hailed as a massive success by critics and fans alike — but Jennifer initially slammed the collaboration as "the worst idea in the world." The singer's true feelings play out in her upcoming Netflix documentary, "Halftime," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on June 8. "This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl," J.Lo says in the film, according to Sports Illustrated. "This is something I have been working for and hoping for for years," she later explains, though that's just one of her issues with the concept. As she tells her music director in the film, six minutes isn't enough time for both singers to cover the ground they want to, musically, let alone convey a message about the immigration crisis the U.S. was facing at the time. "It was an insult to say you needed two Latinas to do the job that one artist historically has done," adds her manager, Benny Medina. J.Lo also reveals NFL "higher-ups" demanded she and Shakira "pull the cages" they planned to include onstage in protest of children being kept in cages at ICE detention centers at the time. She's later seen telling NFL execs, "We're not changing the show." (And they didn't.) "Halftime" hits Netflix June 14.
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Kourtney Kardashian calls out Hulu's editors on engagement coverage in 'The Kardashians'
Kourtney Kardashian was not happy with the way Hulu's editors portrayed her engagement to Travis Barker on "The Kardashians," the reality star reveals in this week's episode of the new series. "[Travis and I] film and have the best time ever," Kourt tells her pal Steph Shepherd in the June 9 edition of the show (via BuzzFeed) "And then we've been watching the edits, and it's been so annoying because they're swirling us in with this Scott drama." The "Scott drama" she's referring to is the way her ex, Scott Disick, felt about her plans to marry Travis. From Kourt's perspective, the initial cuts made too much of Scott's response and didn't focus enough on her engagement. "I am in one of the best places I've ever been in my life, and it's time for our show to catch up," she snaps. The night Travis proposed, Kourtney adds, she wasn't bitter at anyone for thinking about Scott's potential response "because it wasn't a part of the night — it was like two seconds of the night." She goes on to accuse the show's editors of "enabling this old narrative and buying into something that doesn't really exist," and says the episode should instead focus on "me getting out of toxic relationships and really having this fairytale love story that is my reality." Travis popped the question to Kourtney in October 2021. The couple said "I do" in Portofino, Italy, on May 22.
All the details on Britney Spears and Sam Asghari's star-packed wedding guest list
As of June 9, Britney Spears' teenage sons were not planning to attend their mom and Sam Asghari's wedding later in the day, their dad's lawyer told People. "They're happy for their mom and they are hopeful that Sam and Britney are starting a great future together," Kevin Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said of Sean Federline, 16, and Jayden Federline, 15. "It's their night and they didn't want to take away from them." Despite the boys' absence, Brit and Sam were reportedly expecting a star-packed celebration heading into their big day, with Madonna, Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow on the relatively small guest list, according to a People source. Britney, 40, announced her engagement to Sam in September 2021, a few months before her long-running and controversial conservatorship was terminated.
Bob Saget reflects on the meaning of his life and how John Stamos helped him find it in newly published interview
John Stamos recently told CNN his favorite part of the new special, "Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute," which hits Netflix on June 10, comes courtesy of Jim Carrey. In the scene, Jim suggests the late comic and "Full House" star is "floating above us, flanked by angels," as they tell him, among other things, he "made people laugh" and "created a cathedral of f****** love in this world.'" As it turns out, John helped Bob have some of those very same revelations while he was still living. In a newly published interview with Bob, one of his last before he died in January at age 65, the star reflects on how a birthday bash John surprised him with helped him begin to understand his contributions to the world. "Sixty hit me very hard, but a friend of mine threw a big party that I didn't expect," Bob says in the multi-part interview on Luminary's "Til This Day with Radio Rahim" podcast. "And I found out how much love that I had given to receive so much love from people. So that was the time, I think, at about 60, maybe in my late 50s — and this isn't without other hardships that were happening at the same time, just personal things — but I really started to go, 'You mean something.'" He goes on to say, "I know for a fact that I have helped people. I know that I have given a lot of love to people, because I have a lot. I have an extreme amount. I was raised with it. It's what helped me to survive and stay sane. It's what helped me not let myself die." Netflix's "Bob Saget Tribute" features appearances from John, Chris Rock, John Mayer, Michael Keaton, Jeff Ross, Bob's wife and daughters and more.
June 8 declared 'Katy Perry Day' on the Las Vegas Strip
ICYMI, happy Katy Perry Day! The singer got her very own official mini-holiday in Las Vegas on June 8, when the Clark County commission presented her with the Key to the Las Vegas Strip in honor of her successful "Play" residency at Resorts World Las Vegas. "If the demand is there, I'll just keep playing," she told Entertainment Tonight at the ceremony, noting that a Sin City residency is "kind of like the pinnacle for the pop star." Looking ahead though, Katy said she hopes to get back on the road at some point — and she wants to take Daisy, the 1-year-old daughter she shares with Orlando Bloom. "I want to put out new music that would support those world tours because as much as it is fun to be like on one stage and having all these people from around the world come and visit me, I still need to come and visit you. It's important for me," Katy said. "I love traveling and now I get to take my daughter and I want to have that experience once again through her eyes," she added.
Johnny Depp sings 'I won't believe in humans anymore' on new song
Johnny Depp and acclaimed guitarist Jeff Beck have released a new, Johnny-penned single from their forthcoming album, "18." And it sure sounds like the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star's thoughts were on his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard when he wrote the lyrics. On "This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr," Johnny croons, "I don't believe, I can't believe, I won't believe humans anymore … It's so hard to talk when no one will hear, and everyone stares as you quiver in fear," according to Guitar World, which notes the first verse references the 1940s actress who's referenced in the title. "Erased by the same world who made her a star," Johnny sings, "The light of her being, her exotic allure / was torn at the seams for daring to dream / it's so hard to speak when you're frozen in scream … Feels like a dream, but it's life and it's death." The new song comes on the heels of Johnny's controversy-stirring trial victory against Amber, and subsequent photos of the actor seemingly requiring assistance as he exited a hotel in England. According to a Page Six source, Johnny's been "getting mobbed by fans" overseas and the men helping him were security.
R. Kelly deserves 25-plus years in prison, prosecutors say
Federal prosecutors in New York City have recommended at least 25 years behind bars for R. Kelly ahead of his sex trafficking sentencing, CNN reported this week. In a sentencing memorandum filed June 8, prosecutors said their request was based on the singer's "decades"-long criminal past and his "callous disregard for the very real effects that his crimes had on his victims." In addition to prison time, they recommended a fine between $50,000 to $250,000, according to the outlet. In addition to sex trafficking, the 55-year-old was convicted last year of racketeering charges, including bribery, kidnapping and sexually exploiting a child. In the filing, prosecutors said the singer used his "fame, money and popularity" to "prey upon children and young women for his own sexual gratification" and has since shown no remorse. "While the government doubts that the defendant will be deterred, a lengthy sentence of imprisonment will serve to deter others — including those with wealth, fame and the outsized power such status brings — from engaging in similar crimes," the memo stated. R. Kelly's sentencing is reportedly slated for June 29.