Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Coldplay Sign Global Citizen Letter Calling For Action Against Poverty 

  • During the opening ceremony of Global Citizen NOW, the organization`s first leadership summit held in New York City on Sunday, May 22, a letter was signed by Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Shawn Mendes, and a host of other artists and celebrities urging the world leaders, billionaires, and private sector leaders to end poverty and climate change. 
  • According to the World Bank, approximately 100 million more people have fallen into extreme poverty in recent years.
  • COVID accelerated the call to action to make meaningful changes on issues like, “breaking systemic barriers that keep people in poverty,” taking climate action now, and “empowering young women and girls across the world.”
  • There were 200 speakers from the worlds of advocacy, activism, philanthropy, journalism, politics, science, and pop culture who spoke over the course of the two-day event.

Katy Perry & Leah Marlene Team Up For Show-Stopping Performance Of “Firework” During ‘American Idol’ Finale 

  • The pop superstar and Top 3 Idol finalist performed “Firework,” the third single from Perry’s third studio album, Teenage Dream, in a show-stopping performance on Sunday evening’s finale.
  • Marlene had sung the song at the tender age of nine, a clip of her performing as a child was shown prior to Marlene coming to the stage with Perry. 
  • Katy had surprised Marlene with the special invite to perform the song. ”Listen, I only save that song for inaugural events and Leah Marlene,” Katy told the finalist. 
  • The finale show was a star-studded event with other artists coming to the stage to perform including, Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett, James Arthur, Sara Bareilles, Michael Bublé, Deana Carter, Earth, Wind & Fire, Melissa Etheridge, Flo Rida, Ben Platt, Thomas Rhett, and Tai Verdes.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Star Letitia Wright Calls Film “Incredible Honor” for Chadwick Boseman 

  • Get excited MCU fans, we may get the trailer for Wakanda Forever in a matter of weeks. The Ryan Coogler-directed film is set to come to theaters in November. 
  • As the monumental moment draws near, cast member Letitia Wright gives insight into the “incredible honor” it has been to star in the film’s latest installment. 
  • “It’s an incredible honor for Chadwick Boseman,” she said. “It’s jam-packed with exciting stuff. November, it couldn’t come sooner so I’m excited for you guys to see it,” Wright toldVariety during the Kering Women in Motion dinner at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • “We honored him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy he started with this franchise, and We committed every day to working hard, no matter what circumstances we faced,” said Wright. “We faced a lot of circumstances. A lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team. We poured everything into this movie.”

It’s a Boy! Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Welcome First Child Together

It’s a Boy! Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Welcome First Child Together

  • According to TMZ Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their son into the world on May 13th.
  • The baby was born in Los Angeles.
  • They have not released their son’s name.
  • Rihanna was last seen publicly on May 9th.
  • This is a first child for both Rihanna and A$AP.
  • Do you think they will name their son something traditional or go with a creative Hollywood type name?

“Stranger Things” Season 4 Finale Will Be Over 2 Hours Long 

  • The “Stranger Things” season four finale will be extremely long. 
  • According to The Wrap, episodes seven and nine will both be like movies. 
  • The first volume of the new season comes out on May 27th. 
  • There will be nine episodes total in the new season. 

Justin Timberlake in Talks To Take Over for Hugh Jackman on Broadway 

  • Looks like Hugh Jackman may be stepping away from his role on Broadway.
  • Producers of The Music Man are supposedly in talks with Justin Timberlake to take over the role.
  • Jackman’s final performance will be on November 6th.
  • Neither Jackman nor Timberlake nor their people confirmed the rumor.

Nick Jonas Tells Jimmy Fallon He Got Priyanka Chopra A Tree, Calls Malti A ‘Gift’ 

  • Nick Jonas appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and he updated the host with news that his daughter was finally brought home on Mother’s Day. 
  • Jonas’ daughter spent more than 100 days in the NICU and fans finally got to see her when Jonas and his wife, Priyanka Chopra posted a picture of her on Instagram. 
  • “Yeah, it’s pretty wild. Our little girl’s home. She’s just amazing. What a gift,” Nick said. When asked if he was getting plenty of baby advice, Nick responded, “Turns out everybody I know is a newborn care specialist, all these PhDs I didn’t know they had.”
  • Jonas also revealed that he gave Chopra a citrus tree for Mother’s Day. 

Tom Brady To Get Roasted for Netflix Special 

  • Tom Brady is about to get roasted on Netflix.
  • The special is part of a series titled, Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT.
  • The Roast will tape in 2023.
  • Tom is also the executive producer of the multi roast deal.
  • Netflix’s VP of Stand-Up and Comedy formats said, we can’t wait to burn three time Super Bowl losing quarterback Tom Brady who only went back to the NFL in order to delay this roast.
  • Details like who will be roasting Tom will be revealed at a later date.

Camila Cabello Signs On As Coach For The Voice U.S. 

  • Camila Cabello made the announcement on her TikTok she would be the new coach for the 22nd season of The Voice. 
  • Cabello will replace Kelly Clarkson. She will join Blake Shelton, John Legend, and Gwen Stefani, who will return after a two-season break replacing Ariana Grande. 
  • “See you this fall,” Cabello captioned her TikTok. The music competition will return in September although a date has yet to be announced. 
  •  “Camila has all the experience she needs to be the perfect advisor for our team,” John Legend told Extra.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Married-For Real This Time 

  • Looks like it’s for real this time.
  • Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are married.
  • They were spotted on Sunday in Santa Barbara where they were seen in traditional bridal wear.
  • They exchanged vows at a courthouse.
  • Sources say they are legit married and have their legal paperwork this time.
  • They plan to have an actual ceremony in Italy in the future.