Adam Levine Accidentally Hit a Fan with a Microphone
There were some sound problems during a Maroon 5 show in Toronto Monday night, so a frustrated Adam Levine threw his microphone to the ground. But it bounced and hit a woman in the face! Adam immediately went over to make sure the woman was okay, then he brought her onstage. The fan, Stephanie, got to enjoy the show from the side of the stage. Get the full story here.
James Franco Explains Why He Likes It When People Think He’s Gay
James Franco gets candid about his sexuality and seemingly gay persona in the latest issue of FourTwoNine magazine, in which he interviews himself as “Straight James Franco” talking to “Gay James Franco. “I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I’m straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay. If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I’m straight.” “I’m not this way for political reasons, although sometimes it becomes political, like when I voted for same-sex marriage, etc. But what it’s really about is making queer art that destabilizes engrained ways of being, art that challenges hegemonic thinking.” Read the full interview here.
Drake Boycotts His Own Movie, Then Gets Assaulted in Dubai
Drake has been trying very hard to kill his own movie. The singer just got hit with a big fat lawsuit from the company distributing the film. “Drake’s Homecoming: The Lost Footage” features concert footage from a 2009 show in Toronto, and new interviews with people like Jas Prince, who discovered Drizzy. Drake took to Twitter to clarify that the film is “not something OVO or Drake have any part in. I feel it is my responsibility to inform and protect my fans.” Rap-A-Lot Records honchos Jas and J. Prince are also boycotting the film. Get the full story here.
Drake was visiting Dubai as a guest of the royal family, when he was assaulted at a club. The attack triggered a melee that put the aggressor on the ground fast. Drake was partying at Movida nightclub Saturday night, along with a huge crowd. In the video you’ll see the guy grab the back of Drake’s head and shove it down. Drake is clearly pissed off, and gives the guy a death stare. But club security jumps in and gets the job done. It’s unclear if members of the royal family were on hand when Drake was assaulted. Get the full story here.
Singer Gwen Stefani ‘contacts police after obsessed fan threatens to meet her at her acupuncture clinic’
Gwen Stefani has reportedly contacted police officers in Los Angeles, after allegedly receiving a threatening message from an ‘obsessed’ fan. A mystery person sent the singer a stream of messages on Tuesday, saying that he’d be waiting for her at an acupuncture clinic she visited in the city’s Korea Town neighborhood. The website reports that, as she had her one-year-old son Apollo with her at the time, the former No Doubt front woman, 45, immediately called police, who are now on the lookout for the suspect. Get the full story here.
Paul McCartney Is Going to Induct Ringo Starr Into the Rock Hall
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed most of the presenters for their induction ceremony next month. Here’s the rundown: Paul McCartney is probably the biggest name. He’s inducting Ringo Starr, and there’s a chance he may even perform, but that’s unclear. Beck, Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Tom Morello, and John Legend are performing. Stevie Wonder is inducting Bill Withers, Patti Smith is handling the duties for Lou Reed, who passed away in 2013, Fall Out Boy is inducting Green Day, John Mayer is presenting for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band is inducting the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and blues guitarist Steve Cropper is ushering in The “5” Royales. The Rock Hall says more details about performances, additional presenters, and special guests will be announced at a later dat. The ceremony will air on HBO on May 30th. Get the full story here.
Liza Minnelli is in Rehab
You know that saying, “It’s never too late?” Well, that also applies to rehab, because 69-year-old Liza Minnelli has checked herself in. She didn’t say where, though. Her rep issued a statement saying, quote, “Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. “She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility.” Liza has been in rehab a few times before, for a dependency on alcohol and prescription drugs. Her problems go back to a Valium addiction she picked up after her mother Judy Garland died of an overdose in 1969. Get the full story here.