12:08 p.m. PST, January 28, 2022
The last-minute postponement of Adele’s Las Vegas residency continues to cause a stir as rumors swirl about the reasons for the scrapping of the 11th Hour. When the singer abruptly canceled on the eve of her Caesars Palace premiere, she blamed COVID-19. However, following these claims, a report emerged alleging the singer balked at Caesars’ request to perform “Skyfall” with a 60-person choir. Page Six reported that Adele and her set designer were also at odds. Then, on Jan. 24, The Sun reported that one of the singer’s biggest sticking points centered on a pool set she allegedly used during “Easy On Me.” “When she saw the finished design, she refused to participate,” a source told the British media. “Adele described the pool as an ‘old pond’ and refused, at close range, to stand in the middle. The intention was to fill it with water on the tray as it was lifted on a type mechanism crane, creating the illusion that it was floating on water.” It is also suspected that Adele’s new boyfriend, Rich Paul, played a role in her decision to postpone the residency. “Adele has been crying and hasn’t been able to do a single full rehearsal in the last month,” a source told Page Six, adding that the top chart-topper was “constantly on the phone with Rich…screaming loudly and sobbing” and “barely rehearsed” because she was “constantly in the middle of an emotional gunfight”.
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‘Reservoir Dogs’ star Michael Madsen is calling for a full Army investigation after his son, Hudson Madsen, took his own life on January 23, 2022. Hudson – a U.S. Army soldier who had spent time in Afghanistan and lived on Oahu with his wife for over three years – was 26. “We are heartbroken and overwhelmed with grief and pain at the loss of Hudson,” Michael, his wife DeAnna and their family told Metro.co.uk in a statement. On January 26, Michael spoke about the tragedy in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “I’m in shock when my son, who I just spoke to a few days ago, said he was happy. My last text was ‘I love you daddy,'” the grieving actor said . “I haven’t seen any signs of depression. It’s so tragic and sad. I’m just trying to make sense of everything and understand what happened. He had typical life challenges that people have with the finances, but he wanted a family. He was looking to his future, so it’s mind-blowing. I just can’t understand what happened. The famous actor thinks ‘the officers and the base were shaming’ to Hudson — who is the godson of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino — for needing therapy, which made him give up seeking help for mental health issues.
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Jennie Nguyen is one and it’s over. After just one season on “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” Jennie was fired for controversial social media posts. In 2020, Jennie posted several memes and posts targeting the Black Lives Matter movement, even joking about running over protesters with her car. On January 25, amid a flurry of backlash, Bravo gave him the axe. “Bravo has ceased touring with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,'” the channel said in a statement. “We recognize that we did not take appropriate action once his offensive social media posts came to our attention. Going forward, we will work to improve our processes to ensure we make decisions about better informed and more thoughtful cast.” Just hours before the firing, “Housewives” executive producer Andy Cohen called BLM’s Jennie comments “upsetting…and disgusting.” In addressing the controversial January 26 posts, she took responsibility but also tried to blame it on her “team”.
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You will no longer find Neil Young’s music on the Spotify streaming service. On January 24, the folk-rock legend demanded that his music be removed from the service due to his issues with Spotify’s support of podcaster Joe Rogan. Neil thinks Joe is spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and that he didn’t want his music to share the same platform (he basically gave an ultimatum: his music or Joe’s podcasts.) January 26 , Spotify has confirmed that it is removing Neil’s music from the service. On his website, the “Harvest Moon” singer said he expects to lose 60% of his streaming revenue by pulling his catalog from Spotify. Still, he maintained that he “cannot continue to support Spotify’s potentially deadly misinformation for the music-loving public.” He continued: “I really want to thank the many, many people who have reached out to me to thank me for taking on this role – frontline healthcare workers, people who have lost loved ones to COVID or who are worried about their own children and families. I have never felt so much love from so many people. I sincerely hope that other artists and record companies will leave the Spotify platform and stop to support Spotify’s deadly disinformation on COVID.
The third time is the charm. Nicky Hilton Rothschild and husband James Rothschild are expecting their third child, her rep confirmed on Jan. 25. The couple are already parents to two daughters, Lily Grace Victoria, 5, and Theodora Marilyn, 4. 2022.
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are ready for their eternity. On Jan. 26, People magazine reported that the “Home Alone” actor and the Disney star were engaged. The news comes nine months after the duo welcomed son Dakota. A few days before the news broke, Brenda was photographed in Los Angeles wearing what appeared to be a diamond ring. Macaulay and Brenda have been together since 2017.
Kat Von D’s famous house is about to belong to someone else. The “LA Ink” tattoo artist owns the perfect home that was featured in “Cheaper by the Dozen” in 2003. That home is now on the market for $15 million (Kat and her family moved to Indiana). While the 12,000-square-foot property looked warm and family-friendly in the Steve Martin-directed film, the reality is a bit different. The estate, located in LA proper, features lush, manicured landscaping, a blood-red pool, and a vampire aesthetic. The estate also includes a main residence with 11 bedrooms and eight full bathrooms as well as a separate carriage house with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Fun fact: The house was built in the 1890s and moved to its current location in 1915. Got $15 million to spend?
Secret makeup session
Lady Gaga and Salma Hayek shared a steamy makeup session for a ‘House of Gucci’ scene, but the footage ended up on the editing room floor. During an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on January 24, the singer-actress – who plays Patrizia Reggiani opposite Adam Driver’s convict Maurizio Gucci – said the scene allegedly took place after Maurizio’s death. Pina (Salma’s character) was with Patrizia when she learned of the death. The whole scene was eventually cut for time reasons, “but it was an awesome scene,” Gaga said. “All [Pina’s pet] the cats were following her, and Salma, to get the cats to follow her, she put a bunch of catnip in her boot,” Gaga continued. “So Salma walks around the house and the cats follow her…and then we were surrounded by cats and we started kissing, and I kissed Salma Hayek!” As the scene didn’t make the cut, the “Bad Romance” singer joked that she felt like “that really annoying kid at school who brags about having made out with the popular girl but has no proof.”