The Pussycat Dolls are working with their label, Interscope, to get the song “Out Of This Club”—which features R. Kelly—removed from all streaming services. The former girl group joins other celebs, such as Celine Dion, Chance the Rapper, Ciara and Lady Gaga who have all had their collaborations with the disgraced singer removed from streaming services.
MEANWHILE–R. Kelly is not fazed by singers, who he previously collaborated with, pulling their songs. His main concern is getting back at Lifetime for the docuseries that portrayed his alleged victims. He considers all of what was said “lies” and wants to follow through with the legal threat that was directed at Lifetime by his lawyers. The potential legal ramifications for the network were all laid out in a cease and desist letter that was sent before the docuseries aired.
According to a source, R’s team is trying to dig up dirt on Lifetime execs as he is “crazed about getting revenge and will leave no stone unturned until he gets it.”
R. Kelly’s birthday celebration in Chicago had some surprise guests. R was partying at the V75 Club early Thursday morning when police were called by an unknown caller stating that the singer was at the club and there was a warrant for his arrest. Per TMZ, the cops did show up at the club, but once it was determined there was in fact NO warrant, R was free to go. It is not clear if someone was playing a prank or really thought there was a warrant for his arrest.
MEANWHILE—Lady Gaga is apologizing for ever collaborating with the singer. She is pulling their 2013 track from iTunes and other streaming services as an act of solidarity with the women he sexually abused. Gaga spoke out on Thursday, saying the claims are “absolutely horrifying and indefensible.”
WHAT’S WORSE — The song R. Kelly appeared on was called was called “Do What U Want (With My Body).”
The Screen Actors Guild nominations for 2018 are out.
Lady Gaga, Sam Eliot, and Bradley Cooper all grabbed acting nominations for “A Star is Born,” which also earned a nomination for Ensemble — their equivalent of Best Picture. “Black Panter,” “Blackkklansmen,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” also picked up Ensemble cast nods.
Christian Bale got a nomination for playing Dick Cheney in “Vice” — he’s an awards-season favorite.
Emily Blunt is up twice — as a lead in “Mary Poppins” and as a supporting actress in “A Quiet Place.”
On the TV side, her husband John Krasinski picked up a nomination for playing Jack Ryan in the Amazon series of the same name.
Better Call Saul, The Americans, This is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Ozark picked up best Drama nods.
Atlanta, Barry, Glow, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Kominsky Method picked up best Comedy nods.
Megan Mulally will host the show on Sunday, January 27. Alan Alda will get the lifetime achievement honor.
Lady Gaga is engaged. The pop performer is set to marry 49-year-old Christian Carino. Gaga revealed the exciting news while at Elle’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration. The 30-year-old was previously engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney, but the two called it quits after five years. This will be the second marriage for Carino, who was previously married to Brooke Baldwin.
Taylor Kinney has nothing but love for his ex-fiancée Lady Gaga. The Chicago Fire star recently told E! News that he is “really proud” of the rave reviews of her performance in the new film, A Star Is Born. Kinney however, is not likely to see the film himself, saying “I don’t know” when asked about buying tickets. The couple, who were together for five years, ended their engagement in 2016.
Before she got famous, Lady Gaga was encouraged to get a nose job — but she said no, because it’s just not who she wanted to be. She told the story while promoting her new flick “A Star is Born,” in which her character’s appearance is regularly criticized. She drew from some real-world experiences for the role, she tells Sky News.
ZOMBIE BOY aka RICK GENEST fell to his death on Friday. He’s the alternative model with heavy facial tatoos who starred in LADY GAGA’s “Born This Way” music video. Family insists it’s not a suicide — there was no note left and he frequently smoked on his balcony and leaned dangerously far over the railing, they say. His manager also says he was very excited about a spate of upcoming projects.