MAKE THAT $$: Dave Chappelle will host Rihanna's 3rd annual Diamond Ball, which is a fundraiser for education projects and scholarships around the world. Kendrick Lamar will perform at the event.
GET WELL SOON BABIES: Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins were born prematurely and are currently being treated for jaundice. The twins are undergoing phototherapy treatment which is common among preemies.
LOVE HER: Adele recently visited the firefighters who battled last week's blaze at the Grenfell Tower in Kensington, England. She hugged the firefighters and took pictures during her visit.
ON BROADWAY: A Martha Stewart musical is coming to New York City. ''The Rise and Fall and Rise of Martha Stewart'' will chronicle her life. The musical will debut on August 7th with tickets selling for $35.
TV FOR TI: T.I. will star in a new TV show called ''Atlanta's Most Wanted''. He'll play the son of an infamous crime kingpin, who's recruited to be a part of a new police squad that tackles the roughest criminals.
OH BABY: Kim Kardashian has a condition which makes another pregnancy life-threatening. So Kim and Kanye have found a surrogate so they can have a third child. The surrogate must agree to refrain from smoking, drinking and doing drugs during the pregnancy. No hot tubs or saunas, she can't handle or change cat litter, apply hair dye, drink more than one caffeinated beverage per day or eat raw fish, among other things listed.
PRAYERS: Weeks after being arrested on a DUI charge in Florida, Tiger Woods made a personal announcement to his fans "I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," he wrote on Twitter yesterday. "I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding, especially the fans and players on tour."
TROUBLE: Former Giants linebacker and Dancing with the Stars contestant Lawrence Taylor pled guilty to a DUI in Florida yesterday. His license has been revoked and he must serve 75 hours of community service
YES! Will & Grace will return to NBC on September 28th
OOPS: The Chainsmokers recently made a geography goof when they tweeted: ''Don't worry Asia got a lot of announcements coming soon... and you too India and Australia" Fans responded ...”@TheChainsmokers India is in Asia, looks like chainsmokers smoked something.”
PRICEY: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's Paris vacation cost an estimated $358,000. $94,000 on private jets. Dinner and a tour of Monaco $548. Rented a yacht for $160,575.
GOOD TO KNOW: Jay-Z is once again using the hyphen in his name.
SO SAD: A coroner's report has revealed that Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea, drug use, and heart disease.
DO BETTER: A judge has sentenced Chris Brown to a year of domestic violence classes for the way he treated Karrueche Tran. She got a five-year restraining order against him last week.
CONGRATS! Beyonce has given birth to twins- a boy and a girl. Sources connected with the family say the twins were born last Monday in LA. No word on names yet.
TIME WARP: Disney's reboot of DuckTales will premier with a special 1-hour movie on Saturday, August 12 airing consecutively for 24 hours. Like the theme song, the movie is titled Woo-oo! The series debut, with two new episodes, will be Saturday, September 23. It's the 30th anniversary.
SPINNY THING: Kim Kardashian has released her own fidget spinner. It costs $15 and looks like a money sign with 'Daddy' written in the middle.
CONGRATS: Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100 million Twitter followers.
WORK IT: Lady Gaga worked as a barista at an LA Starbucks on Friday, promoting her new line of drinks that benefit her Born This Way Foundation.
WOW: "American Idol" wants Lionel Richie as judge #2. Katy Perry has already been signed for $25 million and they're working on getting Ryan Seacrest locked in for between $10 and 15 million.
CHARITY: Simon Cowell is planning to record a charity single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in Kensington England. No word yet on which artists will record.
PRAISE: Jay-Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last night. He became the first Hip-Hop star ever to be honored. Bon Jovi posted: “WHAT TOOK SO LONG?”
HE LIVES ON: Adam West's voice will be featured in the new animated film ''Batman vs Two-Face''. He finished recording his vocals several months before his passing.
UGH: Mama June's daughters Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin have been approached about doing their own weight loss show.
WOW: A new study by Leichtman Research Group reveals that Netflix now has more subscribers than cable TV (50.9 million vs 48.6 million)
YES! CMT may revive Tim Allen's canceled ABC sitcom ''Last Man Standing''. Over 395,000 people have signed a petition to get it back on the air
FASHION: Celine Dion is launching a new lifestyle collection at Nordstrom. Her line will include leather handbags, luggage and small accessories. Prices range from $58 to $398 and will debut this fall.
OOPS: Jamie Foxx's 16 year old daughter Annalise recently got her first car and two weeks later, crashed it into a fire hydrant. She's ok, but the car is not. No word on how the fire hydrant is doing.
My grandma Ida turns 96 years old today. She is the most amazing woman. Grandma worked at JC Penny for 51 years. She still lives alone at home but my mom helps her out with being able to go and do things like play cards, visit her friends, go to church, get her hair done, go grocery shopping, and more.
She has been through a lot of heart break in her life. She lost an infant son to sickness, her husband died in a tragic accident on the same day that she gave birth to my mother (on September 1, 1946), and she lost her granddaughter Kathy and daughter Sharon, both to cancer. So much pain and heartbreak for one person to bear. But she is strong, stubborn, determined, and she is the most caring woman I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. She loves animals, especially dogs. Grandma Ida also has quite the sense of humor. She is one of a kind and I'm lucky enough to call her my grandma!
Here is the phone call from this morning when Ballzer and I called her. Good stuff.
THE BEYHIVE IS BUZZING: Rumors are circulating that Beyonce went into labor last night but nothing has been officially confirmed.
HONORING THE CAPED CRUSADER: The Bat Signal will be shown in LA to honor Adam West
LAWYERED UP! After ABC halted production on “Bachelor in Paradise” to investigate an alleged sexual encounter with DeMario Jackson, Corinne Olympios has broken her silence. She said in a statement that she's hired an attorney and added, “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality.”
CASH ME IN THE ARENA: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will fight August 26th in Las Vegas. The fight could make $600 million
SMELLS LIKE COMPRESSED WOOD: People magazine claims Ikea is developing their own cologne. The company says they are trying to replicate the smells in their stores. I just hope the bottles are as frustrating to open as their furniture is to assemble.
MORE COLD CASH: Disney released the trailer for their winter holiday short movie “Olaf's Frozen Adventure” yesterday. It will debut in theaters before Disney/Pixar's Coco in November.
YAAAS! Netflix renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a fourth season
CASH MONEY: Verizon has purchased Yahoo for $4.5 billion
#PRIDE: Skittles is celebrating Pride Month with limited edition bags of white Skittles. The bags are accompanied with the following message: “During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given up ours to show support.”
WHAT A WASTE: Someone threw a bottle of water at Justin Bieber after he said he couldn't perform Despacito at a Swedish festival this weekend because “I don't even know it.” That seems a bit extreme to me, bottles of water are like $10 at festivals!
HOT MESS: More information is slowly coming out about Bachelor in Paradise's latest scandal. Warner Brothers shut down production to launch an internal investigation into "allegations of misconduct" on the Mexico set. We now know those allegations are whether or not contestant Corinne Olympios was able to give consent for a sexual encounter with contestant DeMario Jackson due to her intoxication level. The contestants have been sent home during the investigation until further notice.
HELPING HAND: Jamie Foxx says that Ed Sheeran slept on his couch for six weeks before he made it big. So did Nick Cannon and many others who were on their way to stardom.
MIND BLOWN: In Katy Perry's recent live stream video, she told James Corden that her song, ''The One That Got Away'' is about Josh Groban. They're good friends.
FASHION: The Chainsmokers have signed a deal to endorse Tommy Hilfiger.
TELL ALL: If Kris Jenner and the Kardashians thought the worst that Caitlyn could throw at them was in the past, they better think again. Caitlyn is working to option her book into a movie project.
RIP: The original Batman has died. 88 year old Adam West, star of the popular 1960s "Batman" TV show, died Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said in a statement.
(LIGHTSABER SOUNDS) Luke Skywalker's original lightsaber is being auctioned off at the end of June. It's expected to sell for $250,000.
OH BOY: Filming on the new season of Bachelor in Paradise has been halted because of allegations of misconduct. Warner Brothers released a statement saying; “We have become aware of allegations of misconduct on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We have suspended production and we are conducting a thorough investigation of these allegations. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”
SCARY: Jennifer Lawrence's private plane had to make an emergency landing on Saturday after one of its engines failed at 31,000 feet. The jet landed safely in Buffalo, New York. Everyone is safe.
FAKER: Taylor Swift thinks Katy Perry is trying to reignite their feud in order to sell her new CD. Denis Leary Tweeted: “Easiest way to solve the Taylor Swift vs Katy Perry beef? Make them both listen to an @ArethaFranklin song and realize: holy sh*t, we suck.”
SHE ASKED FOR NO MORE DRAMA: Sadly, it looks like there will be more drama for Mary J. Blige. She's been ordered to pay her ex-husband $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. Her ex originally asked for almost $130K a month even though the pre-nup waived any spousal support.
CONGRATS: Ryan Lochte tweeted that his fiance, Kayla Ray Reid, gave birth to their son, Caiden Zane Lochte yesterday.
METHINKS THE BEEF IF STILL ON: Taylor Swift's music returned to a few streaming sites at midnight last night... interestingly enough that's exactly when Katy Perry's new album, Witness, was released.
IF DIDDY IS HAPPY WE'RE ALL HAPPY? Diddy and Suge Knight approve the Tupac biopic that comes out on Thursday... well, at least how they're portrayed in it. Suge is still in jail so he hasn't seen it but his lawyers said he's cool with it and Diddy is so pleased with how he's portrayed in “All Eyez On Me” that he's letting the pic to use Biggie's “Who Shot Ya?” Is the movie any good? Doesn't matter as long as Diddy thinks he looks good, right?
MRS. RIHANNA: Rihanna has a foundation that helps schools and students around the world. She recently traveled to a school in Malawi earlier this year to learn about their educational struggles and she taught a math class.
WOW: 230 Flint, Michigan high school graduates received the shock of their lives on Tuesday during their graduation ceremony when over the sound system they heard a special recorded message from Eminem congratulating them on their achievements. Eminem also supplied a set of Beats by Dre headphones to every graduating student in the auditorium. Last August, he also reached out through his Marshall Mathers Foundation to help bring school supplies to the community’s children.
SAD PANDA: Tiger Woods received the lowest ranking of his career yesterday. He is now ranked 899th in the world.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Hank Williams Jr. says Florida Georgia Line and pop star Jason DeRulo will record the new Monday Night Football theme with him.
SO SAD: Sadly, Ryan Lochte admitted recently that he contemplated suicide after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He said there were nights where he laid in bed and thought it would be ok if he didn't wake up the next morning. With the support of his family, and the positive news of his girlfriend expecting their child; Ryan has turned his life around.
OH BOY: ABC has announced the cast for season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise. Corinne Olympios and recently booted Bachelorette contestant Demario Jackson will be among those trying to find love on the island.
AWESOME: Ariana Grande got a bumblebee tattoo following the One Love Manchester concert. The bee is the city's unofficial symbol for sense of community. The bee is also featured in the city's coat of arms.
FANCY: Amal Clooney gave birth to twins yesterday in a $10,900 birthing suite. She had round-the-clock care and some of the best doctors in London. Alex and Ella are healthy and George is absolutely blown away by the twins!
THEORY: US Weekly claims Aaron Rodgers is still not talking to his family even though he and Olivia Munn are no longer dating. So, there goes that theory. Either way...get over it Aaron, and win us a Super Bowl!!
OUCH: Race car driver Jimmie Johnson underwent surgery yesterday to have some skin cancer removed. He Tweeted: ''Wear sunblock kids. I've spent the morning on a table having Basal Cell Carcinoma cut out of my shoulder.''
WHY? Tom Cruise says he is developing a TV series based on ''Interview with the Vampire''
SCANDAL: Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a new HBO movie about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal.
TRIBUTE: Producers of the Michael Jackson musical Thriller Live are working on a Prince musical called Purple Rain. The show will debut in the UK.
BELIEBER: Justin Bieber spent Monday morning skating with the Manchester Storm hockey team. Justin played in a scrimmage and donated his hockey stick to be auctioned off at a Storm charity game. All proceeds will go to bombing victims and their families. He shoots! He scores!
LOLZ: Pink's daughter is embarrassed by her. Pink Instagrammed: ''Headed to my kids kindergarten class to bring rice crispy treats for her sixth birthday. It's weird that she's embarrassed by me. Not like I wear a lot of bizarre colorful fun make up or anything like I'm pretending to be a popstar. Kids these days.'' #momproblems
AWESOME: Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert raised over $12 million dollars yesterday.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Katie Holmes has enrolled in Harvard's Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports program.
THAT'S WHAT I LIKE: Bruno Mars will perform at the 2017 BET Awards on June 25th in Los Angeles.
COUPLE ALERT: Taylor Swift and her new man, British actorJoe Alwyn were photographed sipping coffee and chatting on a balcony this weekend in Nashville.
STRAIGHT UP: Paula Abdul says if American Idol approaches her for the reboot, she doesn't want to judge but if they want her help with mentoring the kids, she's all about it!
REBOOT: MTV is rebooting Cribs. The show previously aired for 13 seasons. The reboot will target millennials on Snapchat.