Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Katy Perry may be one of Forbes' highest paid celebrities. But that won't stop the "Roar" singer from chowing down on some fast food!
Shortly after the publication announced the top earners of 2015, Perry revealed how she celebrated her spot at No. 3. Turns out a little Mexican food was in serious order.
"Don't think that I didn't celebrate this moment by going straight to Taco Bell and getting my crunch wrap supreme," she wrote on Instagram with a photo of her latest cover. "#OnTourBreak."
And no, guys. This isn't the first time Perry has enjoyed the fast-food destination. Back in April, the "California Gurls" crooner waited in a lengthy line just to get some tasty snacks.
"You can take the girl out of America but you can't take the Taco Bell out of the girl, okuurrr," she shared on Instagram. "Also there was an hour wait fer it…Tokyo knows what's up!"
Putting fast food aside, Perry really was deeply honored to be featured on the publication's cover.
"Before accepting the offer to be on the cover of Forbes, I was told that a lot of women have previously shied away from doing it," she wrote on Instagram. "I wondered if it was because they thought socially it would look like they were flaunting or bragging or it wasn't a humble decision."
She continued, "Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized. Hopefully this cover can be an inspiration to women out there that it's okay to be proud of hard earned success and that there is no shame in being a boss."
A boss she is! According to Forbes, Perry earned an impressive $135 million partly thanks to her hugely successful Prismatic World Tour.
It seems that both sides of Bobbi Kristina Brown's family are coming together, despite their differences, during this undeniably difficult time.
Bobbi Kristina's aunts, Tina Brown and Pat Houston, were seen leaving the hospice that the 22-year-old has been at earlier today, along with Uncle Ray, who was Whitney Houston's bodyguard.
Bobby Brown was seen visiting his daughter over the weekend as well, and all family members appear to be leaving the facility as a united front—which is a major shift in the mood since the two sides have been notorious at odds since Whitney's passing three years ago.
Tina's son, Shayne, explained to E! News that the Brown and Houston families are doing their best to put aside their differences given the tragic situation at hand.
"Everybody is in a peaceful place. There's no bad blood," he shares with us. "Everyone's just coming together in honor of Krissi. We're all family."
Nick Gordon, who has been in Florida with his family, was seen out and about looking understandably somber over the weekend.
Last week, Pat released a statement giving an update on her niece's medical condition, saying, "Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate. As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."
Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub on Jan. 31, and has been in a medically induced coma since then, despite different updates from family members.
In the meantime, the Roswell Police Department has turned over its investigationto the Fulton County District Attorney's office.
"In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest," District Attorney Paul L. Howard told E! News in a statement.
"An announcement regarding a charging decision, if any, will be made at the appropriate time."
You might not believe it because of how much he's dominated the press the last few years, but it's actually been quite awhile since Justin Bieber actually released a song. You know, his job? The thing he's famous for?
Today's release of "Where Are Ü Now" is his first new music video since "Confident" way back in early 2014. (And, if we want to get really nitpicky, we'd point out that "Where Are Ü Now" was done in collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo so it's not even his own solo project, but we'll let that slide.)
You would think some fans would be wary of the fact that the artist has been sliding by on his laurels for the better part of 18 months, but it seems his musical absence has only worked to make the Beliebers even hungrier for new material.
As Beliebers are wont to do, the fans took to Twitter immediately to flood the feed with reactions, praise and downright crazy sentiment. It's never a dull moment with these guys.
What really seemed to strike a chord with the Beliebers was the music video's use of seemingly fan-produced art. The public has deemed it as the "most creative music video ever" with observations like "this video is gonna get so many awards this year" and "THIS CLOSE UP OF HIS EYES MADE ME STARE RIGHT INTO HIS SOUL OMG."
It was truly hard to pick our favorite messages from the fans, since each was more sensitive, thoughtful and scary than the last. In the end we simply collected those that could only be most accurately described as Truth Bombs. We're so glad the Beliebers are back.
Amy Winehouse is being remembered in a new critically acclaimed documentary simply entitled Amy.
And new footage from the film shows Winehouse proving that her vocal abilities were obvious at an early age.
In a clip released today, the late singer is 14 years old and singing "Happy Birthday" at her friend Lauren Gilbert's birthday party in North London.
She hits an impressive high note with "to you."
Winehouse's signature black hair falls below her shoulders, she holds onto a lollipop and has a scrunchy around her wrist. She is wearing a simply black tank top.
Amy is in theaters in L.A. and NYC on July 3 followed by a nationwide release on July 10.
Paris Hilton is telling business associates ... she will sue the people responsible for putting her on a plane that appeared to be in crash mode ... just to get a rise out of her.
We're told Paris is furious over the stunt ... in which a TV crew got the pilot to pretend to shut down the engines in her plane, and then nose-dive to the ground. Paris says she was in mortal fear for her life ... something the video pretty clearly shows.
Our sources say she's "totally freaked out" over flying anywhere ... something she's required to constantly do. She's already called her lawyers to find out who's responsible, and they told her she has a solid case for emotional distress.
Paris tells them she had absolutely no clue this was a prank ... she wasn't in on it. She also doesn't believe anyone in her camp was involved.
An Egyptian TV show host engineered the prank as they flew over Dubai.
And Paris says ... it was a lot worse than it looked on video. She says the plane almost hit the water during the dive and then steeply pulled out of the dive, almost doing a loop as it ascended.
After headlining the Wireless Festival on Sunday, the rapper headed over to Chinawhite nightclub where he DJ'd and picked up the tab for fellow performer Kid Ink and 30 friends. Sources say the group included several famous Jenner pals -- Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas, Rita Ora, and racers Lewis Hamilton and Tommy Hill.
We’re told they tore through at least 25 bottles of booze -- including champagne, vodka, tequila, and cognac and Drake took care of the bill … which came out to $15,000, plus an additional $1,000 for tip.
Kendall Jenner -- started very far from the bottom ... and is still no where near it.
The next time you watch "Celebrity Apprentice," the probability is ... the person doing the firing will be a minority.
TMZ has learned, a minority host is being "seriously considered" in the wake of NBC's decision to remove all things Trump from the network. One thing is certain ... Trump will not be returning to the show.
The minority host idea we're told is an opportunity to make a powerful statement discrediting Trump's campaign platform on immigration. Toward that end, the most powerful statement would be making a Mexican or Mexican American the host. That's the most logical scenario, but all we know is that the likely scenario now is a minority at the head of the boardroom.
NBC has made it clear ... Trump is now persona non grata.
Donald Trump says NBC is "weak" for firing him, and he's threatening them in court.
Trump says NBC is a prime example of why our country is in serious trouble ... because it's so worried about offending, it is blinding itself to the immigration problem.
Trump says, "If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court."
Short story -- The Donald is threatening NBC the way he's threatened Univision, for allegedly breaching an iron-clad contract by pulling the plug on him.
And Trump took a parting shot, saying, NBC "will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won't stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be."
Donald Trump has been fired from NBC because of his recent comments about Mexicans, but hey, business is business, so there's a catch.
NBC just said, "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump."
The network says 'Miss USA' and 'Miss Universe' will no longer air on NBC.
As for "The Apprentice," the network notes Trump has already said he won't participate because of his presidential run.
BUT ... the network says, "Celebrity Apprentice" is a Mark Burnett production and "that relationship will continue." And guess who hosts that show? NBC did not say it would demand a different host.
As we said, business is business.
The song "Pretty Girls" bombed hard, despite a highly publicized music video. Iggy now says it's because Britney didn't get off her ass and promote it. Here's how she put it: "Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured."
Then Iggy goes in for the kill, saying, "My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls."
Here's the thing. Iggy never says what Britney was required to do. She also has to know ... doing promotional interviews isn't exactly Britney's strong suit ... as in she's a deer in headlights.
And the song got more promotion than most.
Waaaaa, waaaaa, waaaaaa.
Cinema Scoop - ''Terminator Genisys''
''Terminator Genisys'' opens tonight
''Terminator Genisys'' is the fifth Terminator movie
''Terminator Genisys'' cost $170 million to make
Two more ''Terminator Genisys'' movies are being developed
The film was primarily shot in New Orleans and San Francisco
Tom Hardy was the first choice for John Connor, but ended up doing ''Mad Max: Fury Road''.
Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't dye his hair for the film.
This is the first Terminator film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't die at the end
Cinema Scoop - ''Magic Mike XXL''
''Magic Mike XXL'' opens tonight
Joe Manganiello's body was photoshopped on the film's poster to make it look less defined
Matthew McConaughey did not reprise his role in 'Magic Mike XXL' because of financial reasons.
The movie was filmed in Jekyll Island, Georgia, Tybee Island, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Highest-Paid Celebrities List according to Forbes
1. Floyd Mayweather ($300 million)
2. Manny Pacquiao ($160 million)
3. Katy Perry ($135 million)
4. One Direction ($130 million)
5. Howard Stern ($95 million)
6. Garth Brooks ($90 million)
7. James Patterson ($89 million)
8. Robert Downey Jr. ($80 million)
9. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
10. Cristiano Ronaldo ($79.5 million)
The National Enquirer claims Caitlyn Jenner has no plans to do Dancing with the Stars. A source tells the tabloid: “When Caitlyn heard their lowball offer of $125,000 for the first episode, her eyes practically rolled back into her head, and she barked, ‘You’ve got to be JOKING!’ Producers explained that’s what everyone gets for their first episode, but Caitlyn – arguably the world’s most famous person – sneered and snapped, ‘Call me when your counteroffer’s over $1 million!’ The ‘DWTS’ producers, desperate to improve their sagging ratings with hot big-name celebs, are desperately mulling ways to beg, borrow or steal mega-cash for Caitlyn!”
Contact Music claims designers are begging Caitlyn Jenner to wear their clothes at the ESPY Awards. A source tells the site: ''Caitlyn has not decided on which designer to pick but every designer imaginable wants to dress her. The biggest designers in the world are literally begging to be the one she chooses. She wants to wear red because she feels that red compliments her skin tone amazingly, and it's also her favorite color of lipstick. The color is also very feminine and goes great on any carpet. She does not want to go with any designers that her ex-wife Kris has a close relationship with.''
Taylor Swift Admits "It's Impossible to Be Positive All the Time" While Reaching Out to Deserving Fan. Watch your Tumblr accounts Swifties because Taylor Swift may be responding to you next! After performing for a sold-out crowd at London's Hyde Park Saturday night, the "Style" singer headed to social media where she once again interacted with her fans. Turns out a young girl named Emily grabbed the 25-year-old's attention. "I want to let you know that I was born with a congenital heart defect, and as a result I've had holes and leaks in two of the valves in my heart," Emily wrote. "In light of all my confusion, I've found someone whose made all of these blurry lines become clear and I want to thank you for that. Taylor, you've made each and every long hospital visit, echo, ekg, iv, etc., easier, and I am so so incredibly grateful for that." She continued, "You allowed me to be accepting towards the condition that I have and I'm so unbelievably thankful for that." To nobody's surprise, Swift was moved by the honest words and was compelled to respond. "I think it's amazing that you're so honest about how it's affected you," the Grammy winner shared. "It's impossible to be positive all the time about something that completely terrifies and confuses you, and I'm glad you're not putting that kind of weird pressure on yourself." She continued, "Sending you the biggest hug from my hotel room, where I've just raided the snack bar and eaten everything in the style of a raccoon rummaging through a trash can." Swift has been known to keep an eye on her fans on all social media platforms. She has repeatedly shared photos of admirers at her concert and has even invited deserving attendees backstage. Perhaps Emily could be the next lucky one! "What she said to me was so incredibly kind and almost unbelievable, and I can't believe she replied with such empathy and understanding," Emily told E! News. "I'm so grateful for what she said. It means the world to me." She added on Tumblr, "You told me that you were 'sending me a hug' so let's make this picture and that hug real! I can't wait to see you on July 24th and 25th(:." (Eonline)
Justin Bieber and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez proved they won't be rekindling their romance anytime soon. The former lovers had a near run-in Thursday night at a private party celebrating the release of Tori Kelly's new album at The h.wood Group's The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, California. Hosted by Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, the crowd drew a who's who list of young Hollywood including Cody Simpson, Ashley Benson, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran-who never left Gomez's side. "Justin and Selena saw each other and didn't engage whatsoever," an eyewitness tells Page Six. "Selena was too busy enjoying herself with Ed and her girlfriends." The "Baby" singer, 21, sat front and center for the performance, during which Trainor jumped on stage for a surprise rendition of "All About The Bass." Bieber left with a crew of guys around 1 a.m., but Gomez, 22, and Sheeran-both of whom are close with Taylor Swift-planned their exit strategically. "Selena came with Ed and left with him shortly after Justin arrived," adds the eyewitness. "It was obvious she wanted to avoid any drama." (Page Six)