Are Miley and Liam Re-Engaged and Living Together?
Not only does it appear to be on again between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, but it seems like they’re picking up right where they left off.Miley posted a picture of herself on Instagram, supposedly to show off her outfit. But she’s also very clearly showing off the fact that she’s wearing her old engagement ring again. She was also spotted wearing it at JFK airport in New York on Sunday. Not only are they possibly engaged again, they’re also living together. Miley and some friends brought a U-Haul full of her stuff over to Liam’s house in Malibu. See pics and get more here.
Miley Cyrus — U-Haulin’ Ass to Liam Hemsworth’s House (PHOTOS) https://t.co/f6R9MHbT6L
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 18, 2016
Steve Harvey Apologizes to Miss Columbia on His Show
Steve Harvey invited Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, to come on his show and clear the air. Ariana took to twitter to ask her fans if they thought she should do the show. 72% voted yes, so she did the show. She told Steve to stop beating himself up about it, and jokingly told him to learn how to read a card properly! Get more here.
Songwriter Linda Perry Says Lady Gaga Only Wrote One Line of Her Oscar-Nominated Song
Lady Gaga scored a Best Original Song Oscar nomination for “‘Til It Happens to You”, which Gaga and Diane Warren wrote for the college rape documentary “The Hunting Ground”. Songwriter Linda Perry Tweeted, quote, “Congratulations, Diane. You wrote a beautiful song, and Lady Gaga gave a powerful performance.” But that upset some Lady Gaga fans, who thought she was selling her short. So, Linda unleashed a long rant, where she claimed that Diane wrote the whole thing. She said that at most, Gaga only wrote one line, changing “‘Til you got a hole ripped in your soul,” to “‘Till you’re at the end, the end of your rope.” She went on, quote, “Gaga possibly ‘re-wrote’ a line . . . a few words. Is that writing? Not in my book.” Gaga hasn’t commented, although she did Re-Tweet a response from Diane saying it was a collaboration. Linda has since apologized . . . and said she didn’t mean to take a shot at Gaga, she just wanted Diane to get her due. Get more here.
More importantly, I wish the focus to remain on the great importance of the song and the message of the film.
— LINDA PERRY (@RealLindaPerry) January 18, 2016
Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith are Boycotting the Oscars
You can’t make the Oscars overwhelmingly white for two straight years and not expect backlash. Yesterday, both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced that they’re boycotting the show. Spike posted a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. and said, quote, “40 white actors in 2 years and no flava at all. We can’t act?! WTF!! It’s no coincidence I’m writing this as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.” He added that he meant no disrespect to the African-Americans taking part in the Oscars, including host Chris Rock and the president of the Academy, a black woman named Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Jada posted a video on Facebook saying she won’t be attending or watching the show. She said, quote, “Today is Martin Luther King’s birthday, and I can’t help but ask the question: Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence, that we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere? Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people, and we are powerful. So let’s let the Academy do them, with all grace and love. And let’s do us, differently.” But just like Spike, Jada let Chris Rock off the hook. She said, quote, “I can’t think of a better man to do the job at hand this year than you my friend, and good luck.” Get more here.
Glenn Frey of the Eagles Has Died
The winter of death has claimed another rock legend. Glenn Frey of the Eagles passed away yesterday, of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He was 67. He’d been battling intestinal issues for months and had major surgery back in November. His condition took a turn for the worse over the weekend. Glenn co-wrote and sang most of the Eagles hits, including “Take It Easy”, “One of These Nights”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, and “Heartache Tonight”, among others. He also co-wrote “Hotel California” and “Desperado” with Don Henley. After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Glenn had a string of solo hits, including “The Heat Is On” from “Beverly Hills Cop” and “You Belong to the City” and “Smuggler’s Blues”, both from “Miami Vice”. He also did some acting, beginning with an episode of “Miami Vice”. He was in seven episodes of “Wiseguy”, and starred in a short lived series called “South of Sunset” in 1993. He was also in a couple movies, most notably “Jerry Maguire”, where he played the general manager of the Arizona Cardinals the guy who finally showed Cuba Gooding Jr. the money at the end. As a member of the Eagles, Glenn won six Grammys, and five American Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Glenn first met Don Henley in 1970, when they played together in Linda Ronstadt’s backing band. They formed the Eagles a year later. In a long statement, Henley said, quote, “He was like a brother to me. We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved, it’ll be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But I’ll be grateful, every day, that he was in my life.”
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