Urine trouble

Kanye West urinates on Grammy while ranting about recording contract

In the midst of his ongoing Twitter war with the music industry — and specifically Universal Records — Kanye West gave his past music accolades a different kind of live stream.

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On Sept. 16, the rapper posted a video to Twitter that appears to show him urinating on one of his Grammys.

The video shows the award in a toilet. "Trust me … I WONT STOP," Kanye captioned the video, an apparent reference to his record label feud. He then continued, "TRUST ME I WONT STOP UNTIL ALL IS FAIR TRUST ME FROM NAT YE AKA BABY PUTIN."

He also asked fellow artists like Bono, Paul McCartney, Drake and even longtime nemesis Taylor Swift for support.

Kanye has been ranting for days about the music industry, even comparing it (and the NBA) to "modern day slave ships." He has been advocating for artists and athletes, especially Black artists, to free themselves from their contracts.

"I'm the new Moses," he tweeted on Sept. 14.

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On Sept. 16, he didn't slow down, claiming he should be able to own the master copies of his songs, while also arguing that Black entertainers and athletes aren't getting their fair share of profits. Kanye adds that people don't speak up for fear of repercussion, something he says he's not afraid of. He claims the reason that Universal won't sell him his master records is because the label knows he can afford them. 

The diatribe continued when he uploaded copies of his 10 Universal Records contracts and implored "every lawyer in the world" to look at them. 



The rant comes while many — including Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian West — suspect he's in the midst of a bipolar episode

Good Genes

Blue Ivy Carter, 9, takes after her aunt Solange in adorable dance class video

Genes work in mysterious ways!

A video of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, rocking out in dance class went viral this week after Blue's grandmother, Tina Knowles Lawson, marveled at how much the 9-year-old resembles Bey's younger sister, Solange.

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"Thi is Blue but I swear it looks like Solange dancing at this age ❤️," Tina captioned the adorable clip, which shows Blue pumping her arms and stomping her feet as she spins around slowly, checking out what the other girls in her class are up to.

By the end of the short video, a few of Blue's classmates start trying out moves that match hers as they watch her dance.

According to JustJared, the clip went viral as commenters compared notes on Blue's dance floor similarities to her famous mom, 39, and aunt, 34.

For some, like activist, author and teacher Rachel Cargle, Blue's Beyonce DNA was clearly centerstage.

"The way she looked around to VERIFY that no one was on her level," Rachel commented, "… then went back to work. … BABYYYYY! This is Beys child!"

Another user joked, "Blue said 'hold my Juicebox real quick '😂😂😂."

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Granted, not a lot of kids are on her level when it comes to music and performance.  

Blue was just 8 when she won an NAACP Image Award for outstanding duo, group or collaboration for her contribution to Beyonce's "Brown Skin Girl" and a Soul Train Award for video of the year for the song's video.

Last month, she was added to the list of Grammy nominees for Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl," an honor she shares with her mom and Beyonce's collaborators, SaintJhn and WizKid.


Dr. Dre released from hospital after brain aneurysm

After nearly two weeks in the hospital, Dr. Dre has been discharged and is headed home. 

On Jan. 15, the hip-hop mogul was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but TMZ reported that doctors are still monitoring him very closely, as he still needs constant attention.

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"There are medical professionals at his home who will monitor him 24/7 for the next few weeks to make sure he's okay," the webloid said.

Dre was rushed to the hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm on Jan. 4 — all but two days of his hospitalization were spent in the intensive care unit. 

Despite his release, doctors still don't know what caused his brain bleed. Still, there is hope that the worst is over, and sources told TMZ earlier in the week that a "bad outcome" isn't expected, but doctors have told Dre's family to stay cautiously optimistic.

It's not publicly known whether Dre had surgery, but it seems likely.

Of course, brain aneurysms are very serious and result in death about half of the time. The majority of those who survive a brain aneurysm suffer permanent neurological damage.

After news of hospitalization made headlines, the rapper posted an encouraging message on Instagram. 

"Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team," he wrote on Jan. 5. "I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!" 

Shedding the lb's

Blake Shelton plans to lose 10 pounds before wedding

Blake Shelton is looking to slim down before his wedding ceremony.

While speaking to his pal Luke Bryan on an episode of Party Barn Radio, the "Minimum Wage" artists said he's determined to get in better shape before tying the knot with fiancée Gwen Stefani. In fact, he's looking for double-digit weight loss.


"I feel like if I say 10, I have to do it. So, 10. It's out there now, I can't let people down," he said. "I've readjusted all the mirrors in the house. So they look like you when you're taking a selfie from up above, because you can't even stand and look at myself in the mirror."

"So I've rearranged them or they're kind of angled down, looking down at me," he added. "So I'm looking up and it's not so bad."

It's not known when Blake and Gwen will eventually get hitched, but she's indicated that she doesn't want to get married during a pandemic

"It's like, Blake, why couldn't you have done it before," she mused to Jimmy Fallon earlier this month. "Now we can't have a wedding with the pandemic. It's like sitting around going, OK, drag it out more!"

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During that same conversation, the "Hollaback Girl" singer spoke to Jimmy about the moment that her country singer beau finally popped the question after five years together

"Wasn't expecting it at the moment that it happened, at all," she said on "The Tonight Show" on Jan. 5. "Didn't have any idea, nobody knew. I think he had told my dad on my birthday about two weeks earlier, and I gotta tell you, I was sorta like, What's happening with us?"

She began to doubt that Blake would ever pop the question.

"It was kind of in my mind like, We've been together a long time now. What's going on? I was in that place in my head," she said.

Before the proposal, reports claim, Blake got the approval from Gwen's sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6, whom she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

Music is coming!

Adele's friend hints that new music is coming within weeks

We might be less than a month away from new music from Adele.

It's been over five years since Adele dropped "25," but the wait will be over soon, according to one of her friends.  

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In a chat with Grazia UK, comic Alan Carr said he's heard some of the unreleased music, and "it's amazing."

Adele's name was brought up when the "RuPaul's Drag Race" host was asked who of the following women would drop music in February: Adele, Cardi B or Rihanna.

"Adele, isn't it? I've actually heard some tracks on it," he said. "Oh my God, it's amazing — so amazing."

It's believed that Adele's album is finished, and it's been unofficially dubbed "32," as that's the age she was when it was recorded. Previous Adele albums have all been named after her age during recording.

Upon hearing the new songs, Alan recalled telling Adele, "That voice is like an old friend."

He continued, "There are some people in the charts who sound a bit like Adele and then when you hear Adele's voice, you go, 'Oh no, there's only one.'"


In referring to Adele's massive weight loss, Alan was asked if the songstress' voice had "gone skinny."

"No, no, no," he said. "She's still got a chunky but funky voice — don't worry."

Adele, for the record, has stayed mum on her plans to release music. Many wondered if she might tease a new song during her hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" last year, but that didn't happen. Likewise, she hasn't posted on Instagram since that appearance.

"Look after each other and go easy on yourselves," she wrote on social media after thanking the cast and crew of the NBC show. "I'm going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am! Peace out til next year."

Friends forever

Mario Lopez dishes on chat with Dustin Diamond after cancer diagnosis

Bonded by Bayside.

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On Jan. 14, Dustin Diamond's reps confirmed that the former "Saved By The Bell" star has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. A few hours later, one of Dustin's "Bayside High" classmates reveled that he reached to the ailing actor. 

"I connected with Dustin earlier this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he'll overcome this," Mario Lopez tweeted alongside two pictures from the nostalgic show. "Praying for him & his family and for a speedy recovery. God Bless."

On Jan. 11, multiple reports revealed that Dustin had been hospitalized after feeling uneasy and experiencing pain all over his body. He also discovered a lump in his throat. Dustin's medical team felt it was "likely" cancer, and on Jan. 14, TMZ reported that those fears were confirmed. Dustin, the webloid explained, has stage 4 cancer and is also experiencing pain from shingles. 

His rep later confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Dustin, who famously played Screech, had already started chemotherapy.

"It's serious, but we don't know how serious yet," Dustin's rep told EW. "He's at an undisclosed hospital in Florida and will probably go home after treatments. We just want him to get well soon."

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Dustin's health issues come amid the recent revival of the sitcom on Peacock. Several of Dustin's former castmates star in the new show, but the actor who played Screech wasn't offered a gig, perhaps given his fallout with the majority of the cast over the years. 

In 2009, he released a book titled "Behind the Bell" that painted a dark picture of the show, alleging drug use and backstabbing. Most of the cast spoke out against the book, calling it fiction. In 2014, Lifetime released a movie largely based on the book: "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story."

Dustin eventually said he didn't write the book and apologized for it.

There is buzz that Dustin might make an appearance on the revival. "They've been talking, so we're keeping our fingers crossed," his reps said.


Celine Dion honors late husband on 5th anniversary of his death

Celine Dion is paying tribute to her late husband, René Angelil, on the fifth anniversary of his death.

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On Jan. 14, the singer posted a photo to Instagram of her and René holding hands on the beach. 

"René, it's been 5 years already… There's not one day that we don't think about you," she sweetly captioned the image. "We're reaching out to you now more than ever, to guide us, protect us, and continue to watch over us. And we pray that you'll shine your love on the entire world, to all those at this very moment, who are facing incredibly difficult times."

She added, "You are in our hearts and in our lives forever. We love you, Celine, René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy xx…"

Celine often speaks about her late husband, who passed away in 2016 after a long battle with throat cancer. 

Celine often keeps René's spirit alive in Instagram tributes to her kids. She took the opportunity to reference René last October when their twin sons, Nelson and Eddy, celebrated their 10th birthdays. 

"Nelson and Eddy, you have been bringing so much joy, love and laughter into our lives every single day for the past 10 years," she wrote on Instagram at the time. "You make me, your big brother and your Dad, who is for sure watching over you, so very proud. Happy birthday my beautiful boys! We love you so very much… – Mom, RC and Dad xx…"

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She did the same when René-Charles' turned 19 years old in January 2020. 

"I want you to know that your father's guidance continues to support and protect you… as I do," she wrote on Instagram last year. "Keep being the best of yourself… strong, passionate, and wise, as you pursue all of your dreams in life – the sky's the limit!"

Name game

Anne Hathaway isn't a fan of her first name, says it 'doesn't fit'

Anne Hathaway wants to play the name game.

During a chat with Jimmy Fallon this week, the actress bemoaned the fact that people call her "Anne," despite that being her birth name. She's hoping that people can learn to call her "Annie."

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"When I was 14 years old, I did a commercial, and I had to get my SAG card and they asked me, 'Well, what do you want your name to be?'" she began. "And I was like, 'Well, it should be my name. My name's Anne Hathaway.' So that seemed like the right choice, but it never occurred to me that for the rest of my life, people will call me Anne."

For the most part, she says only fans and movie posters call her "Anne."

"The only person who ever calls me Anne is my mother, and she only does it when she's really mad at me," the "Locked Down" star continued. "Like, really mad."

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Anne, er Annie, said she always thinks she's in trouble when people call out her birth name.

"Every time I step out in public and someone calls my name I think they're going to yell at me," she said. "People are like, 'Anne!' And I'm like 'What? What did I do?!'"

Her co-workers even have "workarounds" when they address her because "the truth is nobody's comfortable with" calling her Anne.

"It doesn't fit," she said. "I'm an Annie. People call me H, people call me Hath, so feel free, call me anything but Anne."

Upbringing details

Elizabeth Olsen dishes on growing up in the shadow of famous twin sisters

Growing up as the younger sister of two global superstars, Elizabeth Olsen admits that her unbringing wasn't "average."

"It's definitely not a lot of people's average childhood, but I don't know if any of us look back at our childhoods and think of any of them as average," she said of her experience as the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

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"I guess it was unique to me and my sisters' experience," she told United Kingdom host Lorraine Kelly.

Mary-Kate and Ashley became known worldwide for starring in "Full House." They quickly began their own brand, as they released movies, clothing and merchandise. They were two of the richest women in the world as teenagers. 

Elizabeth followed her sister's footsteps into acting, and carved her own path. She's now a part of the Marvel universe, including Disney+'s new series "WandaVision."

"We have these characters, they are these super heroes that are just trying to fit in the suburbs, but things aren't what they seem and it will be revealed in every episode," she said. 


She's also about to start filming the "Doctor Strange" franchise in London.

"We love it here, we're so happy here, we love walking in the rain and bundling up. It's so nice to quarantine everywhere else, even if it's inside our home," she said of her United Kingdom pad. "Every opportunity I have to come here, I seize it. Even if I'm in Europe, I figure out how to swing to London. It's my home from home."

Elizabeth's interview comes as her sister Mary-Kate finalizes her nasty divorce from Olivier Sarkozy.

Nothing to see here

Chrissy Metz sets the record straight on engagement speculation

Chrissy Metz's much-discussed ring is not what it seems. 

The "This Is Us" star isn't engaged to her boyfriend Bradley Collins, despite being seen with a ring on her wedding-ring finger

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"So we went crystal shopping for a friend and I also love crystals as well, but I was like, wait, this is a ring that he bought me for Christmas," she said on SiriusXM's "The Covino & Rich Show." 

In discussing the design of the ring, she said, "It's a honeycomb. I'm obsessed with bees. I love bees. I'm like, 'Who thought that this was an engagement ring, first of all?' And like, 'What?'"

Trying to shift the topic, the actress added, "Let's talk about some real stuff. Okay? About like what's going on in our country as opposed to a ring that I might be wearing. I'm like, 'Y'all, goodness!' Anyway, thanks for clearing it up. It's a honeycomb ring and I love it very much, but it's not an engagement ring."

Chrissy and Bradley went Instagram official last September but later confirmed they actually began dating in May 2020.

"Happy #nationalboyfriendday to my dreamboat!" she posted on Instagram after confirming their relationship. "Bradley, from the first moment I laid eyes on you I wanted and needed to know you. Now I feel so lucky to love you. You can #Collinsmesmitten for sure! Thank you for being the absolute wonder that you are, I love you."

Bradley has gushed about her too, calling her "my love" on her 40th birthday.

In his first post with Chrissy, he wrote, "You're not the best thing that's happened during quarantine; you're the best that's ever happened to me. I love you."