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Justin Bieber Refuses To Apologize To Tour Crew After Cancelling Purpose Tour

bieberNot only were Beliebers upset after Justin cancelled the remainder of his Purpose Tour, his crew who were hired to work on the production were also caught off guard.  Employees at 14 different venues, along with the crew members that have toured with Justin for the entire tour, from setting up, catering, etc, will now be out of work. Justin refuses to issue an apology.  Justin was pretty defensive when a reporter mentioned that he let down a lot of people, including the crew members.  He even had his pal, Patrick Schwarzenegger, stop the car in the middle of the street so Justin could explain himself! “It’s not MY staff,” he insisted. “Somebody that works on the tour isn’t my staff!” He was adamant that people who work on the tour aren’t part of his payroll, so he has no reason to apologize to them. He did issue an apology to fans.  “Sorry to anybody who feels disappointed or betrayed,” he said. “It’s not in my heart or anything.” He also insisted that “everything’s fine,” and offered no specific reason for the cancellation. Stadium shows in Texas, California, Colorado, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore were affected by Justin’s decision to end the tour early. He has been touring for 2 years straight.

2017 MTV VMA Nominations Released

The MTV VMA nominations have been announced! Kendrick Lamar scored the most noms with 8 for his ideo “Humble.”  Katy Perry & The Weeknd are behind him with 5.  MTV set the precedent with non- gendered categories at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, &  are carrying that on with the VMA’s.   The network has done away with the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories for a combined “Artist of the Year” competition. Additionally, there’s another new category—”Best Fight Against the System”—to celebrate videos that “inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice.” The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Check out the full list of nominees…

VIDEO OF THE YEAR  Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR  Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records) Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records) Ariana Grande (Republic Records) The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records) Lorde (Republic Records)

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®) Khalid (RCA Records) Kodak Black (Atlantic Records) SZA (TDE/RCA Records) Young M.A (3D) Julia Michaels (Republic Records) Noah Cyrus (Records)

BEST COLLABORATION Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (Atlantic Records) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records) The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Columbia Records) Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (Republic Records)

BEST POP Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records) Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records) BEST HIP HOP Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam) Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC) D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records) Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment) DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One” (Epic Records/We The Best) BEST DANCE Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope) Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me” (Ultra/Interscope) Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records) Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent) Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records) BEST ROCK Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records) Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace” (Island) Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records) Green Day – “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records) Foo Fighters – “Run” (RCA Records)   BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM  Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Race & LGBTQ) (Def Jam) The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Immigration) (Atlantic Records) Big Sean – “Light” (Race) (Def Jam) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Body image) (Def Jam) Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” (Environment) John Legend – “Surefire” (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate) (Columbia Records) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham) Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) (Matthew Wise) Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) (Steve Annis) DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (Mass Appeal Records LLC) (David Proctor) Halsey – “Now or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol) (Kristof Brandl) BEST DIRECTION Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies) Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars) Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) (Aaron A) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael) BEST ART DIRECTION  Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado) Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce) DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti) BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall) A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel) KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi) Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA) Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez) BEST CHOREOGRAPHY  Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins) Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson) Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers) Sia – “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington) Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead) BEST EDITING  Future – “Mask Off” (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost) Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini) Lorde – “Green Light” (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit) The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy) The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)

Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder of Purpose Tour Because of Christ

Justin Bieber cancelled the remainder of his Purpose tour & no one knew why, until today.  Apparently, Biebs pulled the plug on his Purpose tour because he “rededicated his life to Christ” sources connected to Hillsong Church have said.  Bieber’s decision seemed to come out of the blue, but sources say it was squarely based on what Bieber believes is religious enlightenment. Bieber said he canceled due to exhaustion, but that’s simply not true.  We’re also told Bieber’s crew is “incredibly pissed off at him” because it has impacted their financial well-being without any warning. Bieber has been virtually joined at the hip with Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz over the last few months — including at a huge church event in Australia — but we’re told Lentz did not advocate for cancelling the tour.

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

I can’t even believe I’m writing this… Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington,41, committed suicide early this morning in his home in the Palos Verdes Estates in LA.   Bennington struggled with substance abuse in the past & was currently battling depression after the death of friend,  Chris Cornell.   Bennington is survived by his wife and six children. He wed Talinda Ann Bentley in 2005 following his split from Samantha Marie Olit in the same year. Linkin Park is currently on tour.

Aaron Carter Says He & Brother Nick May Never Reconcile

Aaron Carter was arrested this past weekend in Georgia on charges of DUI refusal, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and possession of drug related objects.  That was just the tip of the iceberg for the pop star. Following his arrest, his older brother, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, tweeted his concern & offered his help.  The 29 year old sat down with ET in an exclusive interview to discuss his arrest & his rift with his older brother, which he says is basically non- existent now.   “Nick made no efforts to call me, and he knows how to reach me,” Aaron shared.  Aaron wasn’t appreciative of his big bro’s gesture & released a statement through his rep after being released on $4,610 bail.  “If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum?” According to Aaron, his brother had a number of ways to get in touch with him — including calling him in jail — but opted not to pursue them.  Aaron admitted that he has no desire to accept any assistance from Nick for his personal or professional life. “I don’t need Nick’s help. I don’t need that. I don’t need help,” he insisted. “What I need is for people to understand that I’m human and I make mistakes just like every other human in this world.” The “Sooner or Later” singer also expressed doubt that he and Nick will ever be able to find peace between them. “I think there’s too much animosity,” he explained. “There’s too much conflict of interest.”  Aaron is not completely opposed to a reconciliation.  “I will always love you. And I will always have forgiveness in my heart for you. And before you read tabloids and you make assumptions, you should reach out to me.””A broken man. Broken. Heartbroken,” he said through tears. “Four days of no sleep. Guarding my girlfriend [Madison Parker] outside of a car, making sure she was safe. Driving all over the United States of America. Trying to get to my radio shows. Doing the best that I can. Trying to show up, so people don’t give up on me again.” Among those he says have given up on him the most, Aaron said his brother and “a lot of my fans.”  According to Madison, both Nick and Angel, Aaron’s twin sister, have been pushing for Aaron to undergo an intervention. “They think that he’s rotting and that he needs an intervention and he needs help and he’s gonna die soon and all these horrible things that are not true,” Madison said. “They [don’t] care to call or even check into see how he’s doing.” “They could call and say, ‘Hey, we’re worried about you. We love you. Can we see each other? Do you want to go grab lunch?’ Simple things,” she added.

Ed Sheeran Announces Latest TV Role

Looks like the TV bug bit Ed Sheeran in the butt! After his debut on Game of Thrones this past Sunday, Ed revealed his next role- a cameo  on The Simpsons.  Ed posted a picture of his character on Instagram & captioned it: “This year continues to be equally surreal and amazing. Watch out for this one, me and Lisa have a whole thing going on x”.  The Shape Of You star will voice character Brendan on the show in a musical-themed special. It will feature in the show’s 29th season, which begins in October.  Executive producer Al Jean told news website Entertainment Weekly that Sheeran’s part, which unsurprisingly includes singing, was recorded over the phone from the UK.  Commenting on the new face, who woos saxophonist Lisa Simpson with his music, Jean said: “We had a perfect part for him…So we said, ‘Oh, great, we’ll have him do this!’ And we recorded him over the phone from England.”

Ed Sheeran Makes His Game of Thrones Debut

Game of Thrones season seven premiered last night & there was a gingery surprise for viewers. Ed Sheeran made his premiere on the show last night in a scene with Maisie Willians, who plays Arya Stark, right after she made some badass moves.  Fans of the show had mixed reviews, but there’s a reason why he was chosen to be on the show to begin with.  Maisie is a huge fan of Ed’s & they wanted to surprise her.  “For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it,” co-creator David Benioff said at a SXSW panel in March.  I personally think he should hve been on the show from the beginning, but that’s just me… Other artists have made appearances on GOT, but none got sparked as much of a reaction- & not in a good way.  “Did Ed Sheeran win a contest or something?” @anniemebane tweeted. Here’s how the scene went down- His character, was singing a song Arya didn’t recognize. When she said that, he turned to the camera and said, “It’s a new one.” Which was a tad corny for diehard GOT fans.  “Audibly groaned when Ed Sheeran came on screen in #GameOfThrones because it was entirely unnecessary and not subtle in the slightest,” @Adam86Valentine tweeted. The cameo didn’t turn everybody off. “Ed Sheeran already a top 5 GoT character,” @sMILESw_ said. “I was not ready for this… #GameOfThones.  This show never disappoints. @edsheeran #BestCameoEver,” @MDG676 said.  To cleat the confusions, the song Ed sang was not his own.  It’s from George R.R. Martin’s  A Song of Fire and Ice book series. As Vanity Fair points out, it was used to blackmail Tyrion in the series.  We know Ed isn’t one to divulge in internet fodder, so we don’t think he really cares.  Regardless, it seems like Sheeran enjoyed his cameo. He took to Instagram and posted several photos celebrating his arrival in Westeros.  This isn’t Sheeran’s first acting gig. He appeared in an episode of Undateable (as himself), recurred on FX’s The Bastard Executioner and played himself in Bridget Jones’ Baby.

Fifth Harmony Talks Getting A New Member

fihtFifth Harmony got their name because there were 5 members, right? Now, they’re down to 4 after the loss of Camila Cabello, but still FIFTH Harmony, so the question lies… Do they add a member to uphold their name? “Heeeell naaaw!” the group told Billboard Magazine in unison. “The fans…are our fifth member,” Hernandez told Billboard in comments posted Wednesday.  Cabello departed in December 2016, which sparked lots of rumors & drama on social media & apparently between the girls.  Camila commented o the topic, “saying that they were just informed through my representatives that I was ‘leaving the group is simply not true…I did not intend to end things with Fifth Harmony this way.”   Kordei told  Billboard, “I get to sleep at night knowing we did everything in our power as friends, band mates and human beings [to make it work].”  “Let’s just say we’re in a better place now—here are no secrets in this circle,” Hansen added.  Hernandez told  Billboard there were “many therapy sessions” after Cabello’s exit.  “Honestly, in this very moment, we could not be happier,” she said.  Harmonizers, you can relax! Your girls aren’t changing anything up with newbies!

JayZ Admits His Relationship With Beyonce Has Been Tested

It’s not all rainbows s& butterflies when it comes to the Carter’s.  Beyonce let us in to the behind the scenes of her relationship when she released Lemonade, & now it’s Jay’s turn with his latest album, 4:44, which documents the couples marital issues- infidelity accusations, kids, etc.   On Monday, Jay was joined by other celebrities such as Chris Rock, Jesse Williams, Will Smith Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Anderson, Aziz Ansari & more. They spoke about relationships, love, & being in the public.   When he spoke of his almost decade long relationship with Beyonce, Jay mentioned “This is my real life. I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking.” “Things start happening that the public can see,” he recalled. “Then we had to get to a point of ‘OK, tear this down and let’s start from the beginning.’ It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”  He’s most likely referring to the elevator incident with Bey’s sister, Solange, at the 2014 Met Gala, where the infamous family released rare statements on their private lives.  He also recalls a time when he felt a “new emotion” for Queen Bey.   “I was on a boat, and I had the best time,” Jay described without mentioning Bey’s name. “I was like, ‘Man, this is great.’ Then she had to leave. I was, like, crushed. ‘Man, I don’t even feel like this. What is happening to my body right now?’ I don’t even feel like this. Did I just say, ‘Don’t leave?'”  Jay says that honesty is critical for their marriage (really any marriage) to survive, so he had his wife listen to the entire album long before it was released.   He explained, “We’ve been in that space where we just got to the place that in order for this to work, it can’t be fake—not once. I’m not saying it wasn’t uncomfortable because obviously it was, but because we’ve been doing it for so long it was less uncomfortable.”

Miley & Liam Wedding- Off!

Not so fast there, Miley! Looks like she & fiance, Liam Hemsworth won’t be taking the walk down the aisle as fast as they thought! Now before you go jumping to conclusions, they are NOT breaking up, but sources close to the couple have revealed that they have called of f their wedding for the time being, & no- it wasn’t mutual!  “Bottom line, Liam got cold feet,” says one insider. The stress of planning a wedding and their future “seemed to be taking over their life,” says another source.  Miley reluctantly agreed to put their nuptials on hold and slow things down. “Miley was really having fun imagining her wedding,” adds the source, “but she knows it’s important to put a hold on everything. She loves Liam and wants it to last forever when they take that step. But it can’t be now.”  Miley’s mom, Tish, confirmed the news in a recent interview with Mario Lopez, but made it seem like Miley was all good with the halt on the plans. “She is not getting married,” Tish said. “She’s always like, ‘I don’t know why everybody wants us to get married. It’s so perfect [as is].’ ” Miley & Liam met on the set on The Last Song in 2009 & announced their engagement in 2009.  They broke up in 2013, but rekindled their relationship in April 2016.   “People that break up and get back together — I think that’s awesome because you know it’s true, but also you get time to be yourself, you get time to grow up,” Miley said last month. “If you’re growing up attached to another person, you never really get solid as your own being. So I’m really solid and he gets to be really solid and together, we get to be two really grounded people — it’s not a half and a half making a whole.”  Hopefully these two make it down the aisle at some point!

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