Zayn Pulls Out of Performance Citing Anxiety
Zayn Malik was set to preform in the UK this weekend, but cancelled the show last minute. He addressed the situation on instagram:
Capital FM confirmed the news, saying:
Guys, we’re absolutely gutted that @zaynmalik is unable to perform tonight due to illness. We know you’re with us in wishing him better.
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) June 11, 2016
Several artists took to twitter to defend and commend Zayn, including his main squeeze Gigi Hadid:
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) June 12, 2016
Anxiety is real… I know the feeling https://t.co/Tt18LZJWsU
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) June 12, 2016
@zaynmalik sending so much love to you man. We all understand
— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) June 11, 2016
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The annual Tony Awards went down last night, and host James Corden began the show with a tribute to the Orlando shooting victims. He said, quote, “Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity. All we can say is you’re not on your own right now. Your tragedy is our tragedy”. Here’s his full speech:
The rest of the show went on as usual, although the cast of “Hamilton” performed “Yorktown (World Turned Upside Down)” without prop guns. That song deals with the Battle of Yorktown, and it typically includes fake muskets. The cast also preformed an “Ode to James” that was pretty great:
By the way, “Hamilton” set the record for most Tony nominations with 16, but it only won 11 last night, meaning that it just missed tying the record for most Tony wins. “The Producers” won 12 trophies back in 2001. Get more here.
A Lot of People Turned Out for Muhammad Ali’s Funeral
Muhammad Ali’s funeral was on Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, where he grew up. And over 100,000 people turned out for the funeral procession. Will Smith, Lennox Lewis, and Mike Tyson were pallbearers. Will was nominated for an Oscar in 2001 for the movie “Ali”.
Apparently Mike almost didn’t make it, because he was so emotional. But Ali’s wife Lonnie convinced him to take a red-eye in from Las Vegas at the last minute. The actual memorial service was about three hours long, and happened at the ‘KFC Yum Center’ in downtown Louisville in front of about 15,000 fans. So it worked well for the turnout, but obviously the name stinks. Spike Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Whoopi Goldberg, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Beckham, and Don King were some of the celebrities who showed up for it. Bryant Gumbel gave a eulogy, Billy Crystal gave another one where he did his Ali impression, and Bill Clinton gave the final speech, where he talked about Ali lighting the Olympic torch in Atlanta in 1996.
President Obama didn’t make it, because his daughter Malia graduated high school the same day. But one of his advisors read a statement where he said Ali helped inspire him to “believe he could be anything, even President of the United States.” Get more here.
Rob & Blac Chyna Want Millions for Wedding Special
Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna have signed on to do a documentary series with E! The series will cover their pregnancy, and eventual birth of their child. It won’t however, cover their upcoming nuptials. Not that they don’t want it televised, they most certainly do, what they want is more money. They’ll be making millions from the docu-series, and they want the wedding special to be a separate, and equally lucrative event. Apparently the couple have turned things over to mom Kris, trusting her business savvy to get them the best deal. Get more here.
Ozzy & Jack Osbourne Have a New TV Series
Well, all the Ozzy & Sharron drama may have been orchestrated for this very moment. Ozzy and his son Jack have a new reality show! It’s called Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, and it’s debuting on the History Channel. The show will follow father and son as they travel around the world exploring history, and visiting important historical sites. There will be ten hour long episodes, the show premieres July 27th at 10pm. Watch the preview below, and get more here.
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