July 17, 2015

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Hugh Jackman to be Co-Chair of Elton John’s Oscar Party

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party is turning 21! Can you believe it? Sir Elton and David Furnish just announced the arrival of their second child, Elijah Joseph Daniel, last week. Their older son is Zachary Jackson Levon. (You’ll notice the third name is familiar to Elton John fans.) Bravo! Mazel Tov!

But their actual “first child” is EJAF and the big annual Oscar dinner and show. This year’s event will be a big one since the co-chairs are a knock out list: they include Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra Lee Furness, Quincy Jones and his famous actress daughter Rashida, Sharon Stone,Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka. Heidi Klum, Katy Perry. director John Waters, “True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten, Tyler Perry, Chris Colfer, Miley Cyrus, Eric McCormack and his wife Janet, Bill and Tani Austin of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, plus Elton’s great managers Johnny and Edwina “Eddie” Barbis, as well as Joseph Blount, John Demsey, Alec Gores, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Diana Jenkins, Fred Latsko, “first Lady of New York” Sandra Lee, “Great Gatsby” director Baz Luhrmann and his wife costume designer Catherine Martin, Caroline Scheufele, and my pal from Pittsburgh and beyond, Ed Walson.

Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo, plus Audi, Grey Goose, and MAC Viva Glam are the sponsors. How do you attend? Tickets sell out pretty much as fast as I am typing. But you can also contact Matt Blinstrubas at 212.219.0670 or matt.blinstrubas@ejaf.org.
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Antonio “L.A.” Reid to receive the President’s Merit Award by the Recording Academy

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ( www.grammy.com ).
Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, this exclusive, star-studded celebration will feature special musical performances and will be attended by the world’s most renowned artists and top industry VIPs in music, film, television and new media. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys , www.facebook.com/thegrammys .
As part of the evening’s celebration, the 2013 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® will honor Epic Records’ Chairman and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid. The Recording Academy will present Reid with the President’s Merit Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the music industry and the impact his efforts have had on music and the business of music. Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Doug Morris, and Mo Ostin.
“We are thrilled to once again collaborate with Clive Davis on this legendary gala filled with unique performances and stories,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “With his keen ability to foster and guide young artists, Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has brought to the world some of the most accomplished and beloved musicians. We are delighted and excited to pay tribute to this luminary who has shaped the contemporary music landscape with his passion, diversity, dedication, and musical judgement.”
Before becoming the consummate executive, Reid was a recording artist, drummer, songwriter, and producer. In 1989 he co-founded LaFace Records with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, in partnership with Clive Davis and Arista Records and introduced a string of multi-platinum artists, including Toni Braxton, OutKast, TLC, and Usher. The label, which reshaped R&B and hip-hop, became one of the premier record companies of its time
In 2000 Reid was named president and CEO of Arista Records and brought successes to the label by signing such multi-platinum artists as P!nk, Ciara and Avril Lavigne. Additionally, during his tenure at Arista he oversaw OutKast’s GRAMMY-winning album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and executive produced Usher’s Confessions, which went on to win a GRAMMY and sell more than 10 million copies in the United States.
As chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, reins he took in 2004, Reid supervised the revitalization of […]

Taylor Swift getting cozy with Harry Styles in NYC

HollywoodNews.com: It looks like there might be some real romance going on between Taylor Swift and Harry Style as they were caught looking cozy in New York City.
The two reportedly went to Central Park Zoo where they smiled and laughed together throughout the day, states UsMagazine.com. Swift and Styles were linked after looking more than friendly at a taping of ‘X-Factor.’
Swift most recently split with Conor Kennedy.
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Taylor Swift might want love, but not young marriage

HollywoodNews.com: Taylor Swift might love being in relationships, but that doesn’t mean she is trying to fast track a marriage.
Swift recently opened up about not being interested in settling down while in her 20s despite how she might seem, states Hollyscoop. “People think I want to get married really young – I don’t know why. I’m a romantic person, but that doesn’t mean I want to miss out on being in my young 20s,” Swift commented.
However, that eventual marriage will be the sign that she’s found the right person: “If I end up getting married and having kids, that’s when I’ll know it’s real – because it lasted.”
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Chris Brown talks working on growing up

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Brown was involved in some major issues when he had a domestic violence incident with Rihanna a few years back, but he apparently thinks he is growing up from that.
Brown recently opened up to ‘XXL’ magazine about how he is changing these days, states UsMagazine.com. “I’m normal. I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up. I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression. I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions,” Brown commented in the magazine.
However, he recently gotten into a Twitter argument where he exchanged insults with comedian Jenny Johnson. He then deleted his Twitter account after that.
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Rihanna posts pic of hugging, straddling Chris Brown

HollywoodNews.com: Rihanna and Chris Brown are going to have a hard time denying a romance between them after she recently posted a picture of her hugging and straddling him.
Rihanna took to Twitter to post the affectionate picture where she is on his lap, states RadarOnline. She then wrote a message with it addressed to Brown: “@f***yopictures I don’t wanna leave!!! Killed it tonight baby!!!”
Things have been more and more suspicious between them as she has been posting pictures of Brown after visiting him on his tour.
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Selena Gomez not spending Christmas with Justin Bieber

HollywoodNews.com: Although they seem to be rekindling their romance, it looks like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are still taking their time.
The two will be spending Christmas apart this year as Gomez is focusing on being with her family, states UsMagazine.com. “No, no—that’ll just be me this year. I’m gonna go home. I want to go home, and sleep and eat a lot of food with my grandparents … It’ll be awesome,” Gomez said about how she’ll spend the holidays.
Gomez was recently spotted looking cozy with Bieber in New York after the two had a bit of relationship drama.
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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez allegedly strong after drama

HollywoodNews.com: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez recently dealt with some major relationship drama as they briefly split up, but it looks like it is smooth sailing now.
It is reported that Bieber and Gomez were spotted out to dinner in New York recently and couldn’t have looked happier, states UsMagazine.com. They were reportedly affectionate throughout the dinner as they laughed and smiled together.
The two recently reunited after much drama as it was rumored she was jealous of the way he acts with other women.
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Justin Bieber back in paternity drama

HollywoodNews.com: Justin Bieber thought he had put some paternity drama behind him after a young woman accused him of getting her pregnant, but now it is all back.
Mariah Yeater’s lawyer has reportedly renewed their demand for a paternity test to prove that Bieber is the father of her child, states RadarOnline. The lawyer claims he never saw DNA results despite Bieber claiming that he did take them.
However, there is no current court case for this matter, so the request by the lawyer does seem a bit strange.
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Justin Bieber talks Selena Gomez in pre-breakup drama interview

HollywoodNews.com: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been through a lot with their relationship in the last few weeks, but in a pre-split drama interview with Oprah, things seemed just fine.
It seems that Bieber might be right about all the night things he says about Gomez as they are now back together, states UsMagazine.com. “I am all about genuine people, and I feel like she’s just one of the most genuine people. She just has a good heart. And I can talk to her about anything,” Bieber says.
However, he might be rethinking his plans to marry young: “You are Oprah and you’re telling me not to get married at 25. I should probably listen to you. We’ll see when I get there, but I’m not there yet.”
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