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Sony Music Splits From Dr Luke Amid Ongoing Legal Battle With Kesha
Sony Music has cut ties with music producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, TheWrap has learned. After years of calls for Sony to drop the hitmaker following allegations of sexual assault and emotional abuse, court documents filed by Sony’s laywers last week show that Gottwalt is no longer the CEO of Sony’s Kemosabe Records imprint and “does not have authority to act on its behalf.” Gottwald established his Kemosabe Records label at Sony Music back in 2011, beginning a years-long relationship between the two companies that generated hits for stars like Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson and Kesha. The news comes »
- Reid Nakamura
‘Bachelor’ Star Chris Soules Arrested for Leaving Scene of Deadly Car Crash
According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Soules, who starred on Season 19 of the hit ABC reality series, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident — a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Soules, 35, was not charged with driving under the influence, although TMZ obtained court documents that indicate he was in possession of alcoholic beverage containers at the time of the collision.
Soules reportedly rear-ended a tractor with his pickup truck near Aurora in Buchanan County on Monday night around 8:20 p.m. According to local outlet Kwwl, both vehicles, going southbound at the time of the crash, ended up in roadside ditches. Soules allegedly fled the scene on foot, leaving his truck behind. The person driving the tractor was rushed to the hospital, where »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Scott Baio Defends Comments About Erin Moran’s Death: ‘Please Stop Assuming the Worse in Me’
Scott Baio has clarified comments he made about his former “Happy Days” costar Erin Moran on live radio, saying that he now truly understands “the meaning of ‘Fake News.'” “I was asked Only about Erin’s troubled past due to drug & alcohol abuse,” he wrote on Facebook on Monday. “I was still upset and said I felt that living that kind of a lifestyle will catch up with you and nothing good would come of it. This Was Before The Cause Of Death Was Announced Stating Stage 4 Cancer.” The actor, who also starred opposite Moran on spinoff hit “Joanie Loves Chachi, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Abigail Breslin Reveals Why She Stayed Quiet About Her Sexual Assault: I ‘Feared Not Being Believed’
Two weeks after Abigail Breslin opened up about her own sexual assault in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the actress responded to a comment written on her Instagram to explain why she didn’t come forward with the incident right away.
After posting an infographic showing the low number of assaults that are reported, Breslin received a comment that read, “Reported rapes are the only rapes that count.” The 21-year-old actress then candidly explained all the reasons she hesitated to talk about her personal experience.
“I did not report my rape. I didn’t report it because of many reasons, »
- Stephanie Petit
Emma Watson Explains Why She’s ‘So Passionate’ About Her ‘Private Identity’: ‘I Get Incredibly Overwhelmed’
Growing up in the spotlight has taught Emma Watson the importance of separating her public persona from her private life.
Cast as Hermione in the wildly successfully Harry Potter franchise at just 9 years old, there was nothing Watson or her young costars could do to prepare themselves for being thrust into the spotlight.
“Dan, Rupert , and I were kids when we got cast in this fairy-tale series, and what happened to us was kind of a fantasy story in itself,” Watson told Jessica Chastain for Interview Magazine’s new cover story.
“So the story of my life has been of public interest, »
- Mike Miller
Elton John Is 'Looking Forward to Getting Back on Tour' After Contracting Bacterial Infection
Sir Elton John has a spirit of gratitude, following news that he had contracted a potentially deadly bacterial infection.
The infection led to the 70-year-old musician having to cancel two months of performances in Las Vegas, Nevada. Et learned that John became violently ill recently during his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, following a tour of South America. Upon returning to the United Kingdom, he spent two nights in intensive care, followed by an extended stay in the hospital.
On Tuesday morning, the "Rocket Man" singer comforted fans by tweeting amid his recovery. "Woke up to an avalanche of well wishes," he wrote. "Thanks to everyone for reaching out. I'm resting well and looking forward to getting back on tour."
John then began retweeting some of the kind messages he was receiving from fans. "Hope you are »
Kelly Osbourne Reveals She Was Once Committed to a Mental Institution — How Drug Abuse Got Her There
Kelly Osbourne may be America’s purple-haired style guru, but she’s also received unglamorous attention for her drug and alcohol abuse. In her new memoir, There Is No F---ing Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch, the TV host delves into her painful past — including her three-day commitment to a mental institution.
“Mum once locked me in a mental institution for three days, and it scared the hell out of me. … I had to wear paper shoes, since I could potentially kill myself with a shoelace, and wasn’t allowed to have anything metal, not even a spoon,” she writes in her book, »
- Sam Gillette
Henry Cavill’s Dog Is the Most Huggable ‘Traveling Bear’ We’ve Ever Seen
Co-pilots don’t get much cuter than Kal.
Henry Cavill’s adorable pooch has been globetrotting with his master a lot lately, and photos of his “traveling bear” on Instagram are a vacation from your typical feed fodder.
“These past few days have been very busy with travel to new destinations for my next job. What seemed like an impossible task was made into less of a mission by my constant companion. #TheTravelingBear #MI6 #Kal,” wrote the actor in early April, sharing photos of Kal laying in the aisle of a plane and smiling from the tarmac.
It’s apparently »
- Amy Jamieson
Kourtney Kardashian and Her Abs Take a ‘Siesta’ in a Sexy Crochet Bikini
When you’re a Kardashian on a beach vacation, there are no limits to the number of bikinis you should pack. Breakfast bikinis, mid-morning swim bikinis, jet-skiing bikinis — and that’s just the beginning of a very curated, very sexy swimsuit wardrobe. No one knows this better than Kourtney Kardashian who just introduced her 56.4 million social media followers to the “siesta” bikini.
The 38-year-old star is currently on a girls getaway in Punta Mita, Mexico, and her squad is definitely keeping things sexy between their swimsuits and late-night parties. And with all the activity, Kourtney found some time today to »
- Brittany Talarico
Meet The Voice’s Brennley Brown: ‘I Never in My Wildest Dreams Thought I’d Be Able to Do This — Especially at My Age’
Brennley Brown might be one of the youngest contestants on The Voice season 12 , but she has consistently been a standout performer by making old classics feel new.
On Monday’s episode, the 15-year-old California native performed the Linda Ronstadt hit “Long, Long Time” and was met with standing ovations from her coach, Gwen Stefani, and this week’s key adviser Shania Twain.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Brown told People of the praise she received. “I’ve grown up with music from a very young age, I absolutely love her. Feedback from her and critiques, I will take with me the rest of my life. »
- Brianne Tracy
Jesse Williams’ Divorce: The Grey’s Anatomy Star and Wife Clashed over Living in L.A., Says Source
“None of us saw this coming,” a source close to the couple tells People exclusively. “Jesse lived for her.”
Williams, 35, wed Drake-Lee in 2012 after five years of dating and is father to their two young children: daughter Sadie, 3, and son Maceo, who was born in 2015. The source believes the Grey’s star was the one to actually file for divorce.
“If you knew the couple they were back in Brooklyn, when he had »
- Janine Rubenstein and Patrick Gomez
Selena Gomez Chops Off a Ton of Her Hair -- See the Dramatically Shorter Bob Cut!
Selena Gomez is taking a page out of her boyfriend's style playbook!
The "It Ain't Me" singer took to Instagram on Tuesday with a bold, new cut -- months after The Weeknd lopped off his unique locks in favor of a shorter 'do.
Gomez looked cool and confident while rocking the incredible new bob cut.
Short hair, don't care!
Watch: Selena Gomez Opens Up About Rehab and 'Difficult Time' Working on '13 Reasons Why'
It's not unlike the 24-year-old singer to experiment with her hair, and in 2015, Gomez got candid with Et about her biggest hairstyle missteps.
"My biggest hair mistake is when I was younger and I was figuring out how to use a flat-iron," Gomez admitted. "I used to think that just because visually I could see that this hair was straight that the back didn't necessarily have to be straight »
Selena Gomez Debuts a New Bob Haircut
It’s never too soon to start prepping for summer — or the Met Gala, for that matter — and Selena Gomez is getting a head start in the most major way: a bold, new haircut.
The star just revealed a brand new look on Instagram, posting a photo of two Polaroids which show off her new jawline-length, choppy bob. Unfortunately, she didn’t write a caption, leaving it up to us to figure out what inspired the new cut.
The singer has been experimenting a lot with her look. Before this major cut, Gomez cut her long, dark brown waves into a choppy, »
- Jillian Ruffo
Shania Twain Announces New Single, ‘Life’s About To Get Good’, Shares Info On First Album In 15 Years
Not only did Shania Twain serve as key advisor to the final 12 contestants when she made her debut on Monday’s edition of “The Voice”, she also became the first-ever fifth judge on the hit singing competition. For fans of the Canadian country icon, however, the big news came when she revealed we’ll soon be […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Hoda Kotb Can't Help But Gush Over Motherhood: ''I'm Exhausted and Overjoyed''
Hoda Kotb might be tired, but she's never been so happy. The Today Show host chatted with E! News and her co-host Kathie Lee Gifford at the 2017 Matrix Awards Monday night, opening up about the first few months of motherhood with her bundle of love, Haley Joy. "[I'm] happy as a clam! Exhausted and overjoyed," she told us with a massive smile permanently plastered across her face. "I mean, check with me in a couple weeks and see how I'm doing, but I'm feeling good." Hoda joked that she's squeezed in her "wine time" on the weekends as well as during and after her show with Kathie Lee. But her biggest motivation has come from her Today Show family who have »
Serena Williams on Ilie Nastase’s Alleged Comments About Her Baby’s Skin Color: ‘I Am Not Afraid, Unlike You’
Williams confirmed her pregnancy last week, and on Saturday, Espn reported that former world champ Nastase was overheard telling a journalist in Romanian, “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”
Watch: Surprise! Serena Williams Anounces She’s Pregnant in Swimsuit-Clad Snapchat
In a photo posted on Instagram, Williams, 35, called out her peer’s reported comments as “racist.”
“It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers,” Williams wrote.
“I have said it once and I’ll say it again, this world has come so far but yet we have so much further to go,” she continued. “Yes, we have broken down so many barriers -- however there are a plethora more to »
Sony Reportedly Ends Relationship with Dr. Luke Amid Kesha Legal Battle: What It Might Mean for the Singer
Sony Music has cut ties with Dr. Luke amid the mega-producer’s ongoing legal battle with Kesha, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
In 2011, Sony and Luke (aka Lukasz Gottwald) founded Kemosabe Records with the producer as head of the company; now, THR reports Luke is no longer CEO of the label “and the company asserts he no longer has authority to act on its behalf.” Furthermore, a bio page on Dr. Luke is no longer available on Sony Music’s website.
Reps for Luke, Sony and Kesha did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.
The parting of ways »
- Jeff Nelson
Ex-ufc Champ Frank Mir Says Screw Usada Doping Ban, I'll Fight In Japan (Video)
[[tmz:video id="0_b7n882c0"]] Ex-ufc heavyweight champ Frank Mir tells TMZ Sports he will probably Not fight the 2 year ban he just got from the Usada for a banned substance ... and will likely look to fight in another country instead. The United States Anti-Doping Agency says Mir failed a drug test following his Ufc Fight Night 85 bout with Mark Hunt and hit him with a retroactive 2 year ban that will end in about 11 months. But 37-year-old Mir tells TMZ »
- TMZ Staff
Snatched Stars Goldie Hawn & Amy Schumer Weigh in on People’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful
“We both felt very overlooked by the choice for Julia Roberts,” Schumer jokes to People Now.
“Were we even considered to be the most beautiful people in the world?” asks Schumer, 35, before settling on being tied for second place.
Echoed Hawn, 71: “I did look at that and I thought, ‘Well, gee-whiz.'”
The actresses, who play mother and daughter in the upcoming comedy, then shared their own definitions of beauty.
“I mean beauty »
- Mariah Haas
Scott Baio Says Erin Moran Drug Backlash Really About His Trump Support (Video)
[[tmz:video id="0_86h4dvne"]] Scott Baio thinks much of the backlash he's gotten for his comments about Erin Moran's drug issues is driven by his ties to Donald Trump. Scott told us liberals have been attacking him for linking his former co-star's death to a drug overdose during a radio interview -- but says his haters' political biases are seeping through. The attacks don't appear to faze him though. Although it turns out Erin died from cancer -- »
- TMZ Staff
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