Lady Gaga compares Dr. Luke to Disney villainess
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has slammed music producer Dr. Luke and compared him to Ursula, the villainess who steals Ariel’s voice in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, after he reportedly banned Kesha from performing at the Billboard Music Awards.
The 30-year-old singer is horrified that Kesha — who claims the producer sexually abused her for years — has been banned from performing at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday after his label Kemosabe Records “rescinded its approval” following concerns she would speak out about their ongoing legal battle, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Comparing Luke to Ursula, Gaga tweeted: “Listen Ursula, we want her voice back. #FreeKesha (sic).”
Gaga — who has been one of Kesha’s most vocal supporters in her battle to be released from her contract by Luke’s label — also tweeted a link to a story about the controversy and wrote: “Isn’t it strange that it’s legal to own a woman this way?”
After it was reported that Kesha was planning a statement performance in which she would make “direct references” to her battle with Luke — who has denied all allegations against him — Kemosabe records banned her from taking to the stage.
Beyonce Knowles, father end feud
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Singer Beyoncé Knowles, who severed her professional ties with her father Mathew Knowles in 2011, seems to have ended her feud with him.
The “Run the world” hitmaker was joined by her “proud dad” backstage at her ‘Formation’ world tour concert at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, where they happily posed for a photograph together, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Beyoncé’s mother Tina, who is now married to actor Richard Lawson, posted the image on Instagram and wrote: “Houston concert proud dad! (sic)”
The 34-year-old singer fired Mathew, 64, as her manager in 2011 and their relationship was believed to have been strained ever since.
In 2010, Mathew acknowledged that he fathered a son named Nixon with actress Alexsandra Wright after being hit with a paternity suit. He was ordered by a court to pay $12,000 a month in child support.
His admission that he had fathered Nixon resulted in his 30-year marriage to Tina ending in 2010, but he remarried, to Gena Charmaine Avery, in June 2013.
He recently refused to speculate about the subject of Beyoncé’s latest album “Lemonade”, after she appeared to reference Mathew’s cheating.
Makers of ‘Anger Management’ owe Charlie Sheen $40 mn
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen has claimed that the makers of the TV show “Anger Management” owe him $40 million or even more.
The 50-year-old actor signed a deal for the TV show and is now questioning executives for not paying him the money he feels he is due to get, reports tmz.com.
Sheen owns upto 30 per cent of the sitcom, for which he made 100 episodes, before it ended. But the makers of the show have claimed that the show ran over budget and has yet to turn a profit.
He is reportedly planning to consult lawyers about the deal, which he believes could ultimately be worth up to $200 million.
I was raised to make a difference: Kanye West
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West says that he was raised to do something bigger in life, to “make a difference”.
During Making an appearance on the “The Ellen DeGeneres” show, the “Gold digger” rapper expressed disappointment at how the media portrays him.
“I care about people. My dad lived in a homeless shelter less than 5 years ago. To find out he’s a Psychology major, my mom is the first black female chair in the English Department of Chicago state University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference,” West said.
When asked about his tweet on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who had agreed to help him in his social cause, West said: “I have ideas that can make the human race existence within our 100 years, better. Period.”
He got upset because he isn’t able to execute those ideas because of lack of resources.
The episode featuring West on “The Ellen DeGeneres” show will air in India on Romedy NOW on Friday.
Cheetos, chocolates ‘staple’ for Selena Gomez
Los Angles, May 20 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez dines on pickles and water while on tour, and keeps chips and chocolates handy too.
The “Good for you” hitmaker, who is currently in the middle of her Revival world tour, says she likes to keep it simple backstage, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I keep things pretty simple backstage. Plenty of water and pickles. On the tour bus, hot Cheetos and chocolate are staples. I love a good plate of fried chicken,” Bon Appétit magazine quoted Gomez as saying.
The 23-year-old has earlier shared that she is obsessed with pickles as it is a regular ingredient in Texan diets.
“I am obsessed with them. That is my thing and I drink the juice from the jar too. They sell them at gas stations and movie theatres in Texas. I go to the movies and have popcorn and pickles. It’s not weird. It is a thing back home that I do,” she said.