G-Eazy: ‘Demi Lovato Is Just A Friend’

Rapper G-Eazy has insisted he is just friends with Demi Lovato after they were recently spotted holding hands.
The Me, Myself & I hitmaker and his girlfriend Halsey announced their split at the start of July, and almost two weeks later he was photographed holding hands with the Cool for the Summer star as they left the Warwick club in Hollywood over the weekend.
G-Eazy, real name Gerald Gillum, was asked about the dating rumors by Entertainment Tonight as he hit the red carpet at the 2018 ESPY Awards at Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and insisted she is “just a friend.”
Speaking about the interest in his private life, he added, “It’s just one of those things that comes with the territory. You trade in your anonymity in exchange for some of your success in the public eye. You have to remember the blessings and remember how grateful you are to be here in the first place and understand some of that is just what comes with the territory.”
Following the split, Halsey was linked to her rumored ex Machine Gun Kelly, after a picture surfaced online of the pair enjoying a day at the beach, but she swiftly shut the speculation down.
“I’m not at the beach. I’m on tour. Alone… Slow news week I guess,” she tweeted. “I’m not with anybody. That photo is 2 years old. Everyone mind they damn business (sic)”.
On Saturday, the Bad at Love singer reportedly told the crowd that she had been badly hurt by someone during a concert in New Jersey, and referenced her new single status as she dished out relationship advice.
“I learned recently it’s okay to be alone. Being alone is enough. The second lesson I learned is don’t sleep with your ex,” she said, before launching into her track Sorry.

JAY-Z Disappointed About Made In America Axe

Jay-Z has expressed his disappointment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Jim Kenney after he announced the rapper’s Made in America festival would need to find a new home.
JAY-Z launched the event in 2012 but Kenney recently revealed the weekend festival would not be held on the Benjamin Franklin Freeway in the city after this year.
In response to the news, the rap star has written a piece for the local newspaper, the Inquirer, which was published on Wednesday. In it, he suggests the Mayor is making a big mistake.
“We are disappointed that the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city, through a media outlet, without a sit-down meeting, notice, dialogue or proper communication,” the rap star writes.
“It signifies zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city.”
The festival’s main sponsor, Budweiser, has also backed out of this year’s event, which will features set from Nicki Minaj and her ex Meek Mill.

Daniel Caesar And Alvvays Lead Polaris Music Prize Short List

Singer Daniel Caesar and pop bands Weaves and Alvvays have made the short list for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.
Caesar is nominated for his Freudian album, while Wide Open and Antisocialites earned Weaves and Alvvays their respective nods, alongside the likes of Pierre Kwenders (MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time), Partner (In Search of Lost Time), and U.S. Girls (In a Poem Unlimited).
Arcade Fire and the late Gord Downie were among the acts to feature on the initial long list, released in June, but missed out on mentions as the 40 contenders were cut down to the final 10.
The winner of the annual album award, which celebrates the best in Canadian music, will be unveiled at the Polaris Gala in Toronto on 17 September.
Lido Pimienta won the Polaris Music Prize last year.

Faith Evans Weds Producer Stevie J – Report

R&B star Faith Evans has reportedly married producer and reality TV regular Stevie J.
The I’ll Be Missing You hitmaker and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas on Tuesday, giving them a year to tie the knot, but according to TMZ.com, they exchanged vows in their hotel room just hours later.
The producer, real name Steven Jordan, indicated the nuptials had already taken place as he shared a gushing message to Faith on Twitter on Tuesday night, using what would be her new married name.
“I love you Faith Renee Jordan,” he tweeted, with the singer, a mother-of-four, responding, “I love you back Steven Aaron Jordan.”
The stars have yet to confirm the marriage speculation, but if the news is true, it will mark Faith’s third trip down the aisle.
She was famously married to tragic rap icon The Notorious B.I.G. from 1994 until his murder in 1997, and went on to wed Todd Russaw in 1998. They divorced in 2011.
Stevie has never been married before, but previously dated rapper/actress Eve, and showcased his relationship ups and downs with his now ex-girlfriends Mimi Faust and Joseline Hernandez, the mother of his youngest child, daughter Bonnie, on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
He also has five other kids, and recently avoided prison time for owing $1 million in child support payments.
Faith and Stevie, who have been acquaintances for years, were first linked romantically in 2016. They broke up last year, but subsequently rekindled the relationship, and even recorded a song together, called A Minute.
Stevie teased the accompanying video for the track online last week, when he posted a steamy clip of the half-naked pair rolling around in bed. The tune is set for release in late July.

Cardi B Holding Off On Hiring Nanny To Learn How To Be A Mom

Cardi B has thanked her “amazing” family for helping her adjust to motherhood after choosing not to hire a nanny for her daughter’s first few months.
The I Like It hitmaker and her husband, Migos rapper Offset, welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus in Atlanta, Georgia on 10 July, and one week after giving birth, the hip-hop star has taken to Instagram to share her gratitude for her parents and her sister, who she has been relying heavily on as she settles into her new lifestyle.
“I’m a very blessed person…,” Cardi can be heard saying in the video, in which she uses a little monkey figurine as her mouthpiece. “I’ve been blessed since birth… because of my parents. Those are my biggest blessings, and I’m so thankful and I’m so grateful for them (sic).”
The 25 year old reveals her mother and sister, social media personality Hennessy Carolina, have not left her side since Kulture arrived, while her father has been “running errands” for her.
The helping hands have allowed Cardi to go without a professional childminder while she’s on maternity leave.
“I have not gotten a nanny yet,” she explained to fans. “I just want to learn how to be a mom. I want to enjoy every single second of it… since I’m going back to work, so I don’t have that extra… hand, and I’m just really, really grateful.
“I’m just sitting here like, ‘God, thank you so much for these great, amazing parents!’”
“I love my parents and my sister,” Cardi added in the video caption. “It makes me emotional to know how much they love me! Nothing in this world to repay all the love and help and support they give me (sic)”.
Cardi canceled her summer concerts after confirming her pregnancy in April, but she plans to be back onstage in early September, when she is due to join her Finesse (Remix) collaborator Bruno Mars on the final North American leg of his 24K Magic World Tour.

Cliff Richard Was ‘more Emotional’ Than He Expected Over BBC Privacy Case Win

Cliff Richard was “far more emotional” than he expected to be when he learned he had won his invasion of privacy case against the BBC on Wednesday.
The 77-year-old was awarded $274,000 in damages in London’s High Court on Wednesday, after Mr Justice Mann ruled that BBC officials had infringed the star’s privacy rights in a “serious and sensationalist way” by broadcasting footage of a police raid taking place at his Berkshire home in August 2014, after historical allegations of sexual assault were made against him.
The British singer was visibly emotional when he appeared outside the court after the verdict, and became choked up as he asked reporters to forgive him for not being able to give a statement.
He later sat down for an interview with ITV News and revealed that he never expected to be so emotional as such a long time had passed since the raid.
“I couldn’t speak for a start and it was very, very difficult. One of my friends were there saying, ‘Well done, well done’, my eyes were watering and it was far more emotional than I thought,” he said in a preview clip of Wednesday evening’s broadcast. “The break-in to my apartment was three years 11 months and four days ago and I thought, ‘I must be… I’m past all that now, it’s in my past’.
“I’m controlling myself at the moment but I’m sure when I speak to people about this again I shall be weeping again. It’s just the most wonderful relief – not just for me… my business manager, my secretary, my friends, my family, they’ve suffered it with me and I’m not sure that they deserved that,” he added, becoming emotional.
Richard was supported by good friend Gloria Hunniford at the High Court, and she appeared on Loose Women on Wednesday and revealed they were “shaking and excited” when the ruling was made. However, she doesn’t believe “he’ll ever truly get over” the four-year ordeal.
BBC’s director of news and current affairs Fran Unsworth apologised to Richard outside the court and said the corporation is considering an appeal.
The Living Doll hitmaker had always vehemently denied the allegation. He was never arrested, and it was announced that he would face no charges in June 2016.

Cliff Richard Wins Privacy Case Against The BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has won his invasion of privacy case against BBC bosses at Britain’s High Court.
The 77-year-old singer took legal action against BBC bosses, claiming they invaded his privacy by broadcasting footage showing police officers raiding his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, in August 2014, after historical allegations of sexual assault were made against him.
On Wednesday, Mr Justice Mann ruled that BBC officials had infringed the star’s privacy rights in a “serious and sensationalist way” and awarded the Living Doll hitmaker $274,000 in damages for the “general effect” on his life.
Mann also said Richard was entitled to receive further sums at a later date for the financial impact the case has had on him.
Richard was joined by his lawyer Gideon Benaim outside the High Court in London following the verdict and was visibly emotional, struggling to tell reporters he would speak about the outcome at another time, as it would take “a little time” to process.
Benaim spoke on his behalf, saying that the impact on Richard had been “profound” and his reputation had been “tarnished” because of the coverage. He insisted the legal case wasn’t for financial gain but to “right a wrong” so that “no other innocent person would have to endure what he went through”, and that they wouldn’t have gone to trial if BBC bosses had apologized and come to a settlement over damages.
Benaim concluded by saying Richard would “wholeheartedly like to thank everybody who supported him throughout” the ordeal.
During the High Court trial, which took place during April and May, BBC chiefs disputed the invasion of privacy claims, insisting their coverage was accurate and in good faith.
The court heard how a man told the Metropolitan Police in late 2013 that he had been sexually assaulted by the British singer during an event at a football stadium in Sheffield in 1985, when he was a child. The allegation was passed to the South Yorkshire Police in July 2014.
The singer vehemently denied the allegation and was never arrested, and it was announced that he would face no charges in June 2016.
He also sued South Yorkshire Police officials over their handling of the case, and both parties agreed to a settlement of $522,000 earlier this year.