Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 1:06pm PDT By X17 Staff
Kanye West is PISSED that R&B singer Frank Ocean might not be nominated for a Grammy this year and Yeezy's threatening to boycott the awards show if Ocean's album Blonde
isn't recognized by the Academy.
Apparently Ocean's management failed to submit both the full-length release Blonde
and Ocean's avant-garde visual album Endless
-- which were both released this year before the Sept. 30 deadline and eligible for Grammy nomination. But now, Kanye's taking it personally and told an Oakland, Calif. audience during his Sunday Saint Pablo
concert date there, "The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean's album. I'll tell you this right now: If his album is not nominated in no categories, I'm not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we've got to come together to fight the bulls--t."
West claims the Recording Academy previously made an exception for Lady Gaga in 2010: "[Gaga] wasn't nominated for best new artist, right? But they wanted her to perform at the show. They wanted her to open. So the Grammys secretly changed something about the nominations in order to nominate her, in order for her to perform in the show."
He went on to say: "Now Frank Ocean, on the other hand, is very vocal that his album wasn't nominated for the Grammys, right? Since he's vocal, no one wants to say nothing about it. No one wants to do nothing about it. And I'm saying this to y'all because a lot of people try to make a scene, like, 'I'm so self-centered.'"
Grammy noms will be announced Thursday, Dec. 8 and the ceremony airs on CBS Feb. 12, 2017. We're holding our breath to see if Kanye will show up! Guess there's no danger Life of Pablo
will be nominated!
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 12:03pm PDT By X17 Staff
Taylor Swift is sticking up for herself!
The singer's account of allegedly being groped by radio DJ David Mueller during a 2013 photo op has just gone public after the judge in the defamation case filed by the Denver radio host released a transcript of Swift's deposition.
The court documents reveal the pop star claimed she felt “violated” after the DJ put his hands on her backstage at a meet-and-greet after a June 2013 concert.
In the deposition Swift said:
“Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there … It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”
Mueller is suing the 26-year-old because he claims he lost his job at Denver’s KYGO station after she falsely accused him of groping her backstage. Apparently, Mueller claims he "accidentally" touched her.
Despite that claim, there's a report that later the same night, Mueller ran into a co-worker and bragged that he'd grabbed Swift's butt during the photo.
Swift has not taken this lying down -- the superstar counter-sued Mueller for sexual assault and battery in October 2015.
On Friday, a judge ruled that a photograph from the incident would not be made public because if he were to release it, it might taint the jury pool. However, the judge denied Swift’s request to withhold other evidence from the public, including her July deposition.
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 11:30am PDT By X17 Staff
When Drake turns 30, celebs come out of the woodwork to celebrate!
The rapper was feted by the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and John Mayer -- yes, ALL the exes were in the same room together! -- at an LA party Sunday night. Noticeably absent, however, was on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna!
About 150 of Drake's other friends were there, though, at h.wood group's Delilah, including Karlie Kloss and the Haim sisters. Sounds like TSwiz was Drizzy's party planner! Jamie Foxx, Zoe Kravitz and French Montana were also in attendance.
And the cutest thing EVER ... Drake's dad sang "Happy Birthday" to his son, with his mom standing by his side.
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 10:49am PDT By X17 Staff
Hold up -- could Kendall Jenner be dating her BFFs' bro?!
Supermodel Kendall Jenner -- who's 20 -- was hanging with Anwar Hadid -- who's 17! -- on Sunday, along with some other pals, including Tyler the Creator, at Barnes and Noble in Calabasas. No doubt, they were all stocking up on Shakespeare and Proust, enjoying their lollipops and looking forward to the book club reading they were about to do back at Kendall's crib ...
Anyway -- so Gigi and Bella's younger brother Anwar is also a model, a hottie and cool enough to hang with Kendall and her pals ... and maybe cool enough to date the "it" girl? We think so!
How did this random group end up together? Do you think Tyler the Creator sent a mass text and was like, "Hey, y'all -- who wants to go to Barnes & Noble on this beautiful Sunday afternoon?"
However this motley crew got together, it seems like there could definitely be something going on between Kendall and Anwar: Exhibit A -- if you notice in our photos, Anwar is carrying Kendall's keys (the pink pompom is hard to miss) and people let boyfriends (not friends) drive their cars. Exhibit B: we spied Kendall's Instagram from a few weeks back where she claimed "dibs" on Anwar. HELLO, THIS IS HAPPENING.
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 10:40am PDT By X17 Staff
Amy Schumer's back at it again! And this time, Beyonce appears to be her target ... or is Queen Bey really a target?
So the hilarious comedienne did this parody of Bey's "Formation" video with some unlikely partners like Goldie Hawn and John Cusack -- who happen to be her co-stars in the upcoming film Mother/Daughter. And now, apparently the internet is up in arms over the "parody" and we're just gonna call BS on that. Seriously, people? You fell for Bey and Jay's "Lemonade" scandal and Becky with the good hair and now you're gonna think that Schumer's "Formation" joke is a joke Bey and Jay aren't in on? Seriously? It's on Tidal, dumbasses!
Schumer tweeted about the video writing: "When on an island with @goldiehawn @iamwandasykes & Joan Cusack… you listen to @beyonce and get in formation." And then tons of people reacted with Tweets like: "I quit life" and "I'm definitely about to blow chunks" and the hashtag #AmySchumerGottaGoParty started trending -- which is a somewhat illiterate and non-sensical way of saying the comedienne has to go and we're gonna have a party to send the bitch off.
Oh, gawd -- people can't see beyond blatant PR tricks. You fell for it and now it's trending!
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 9:57am PDT By X17 Staff
Jessica Simpson knows how to work it!
The singer with the plumped-up pout strutted her stuff when she and her husband Eric Johnson arrived at LAX to jet out of town on Saturday.
Jessica, who had on some huge sunglasses, wore her hair in cascading waves and highlighted that perky kisser of hers with pink lip gloss. The bubbly star was clearly in a dark and stormy mood with her all-black ensemble, consisting of tight black pants, leather jacket, sky high boots and a very large black leather tote.
Her husband of two years was being oh-so-chivarlous, holding out his hand to his lady love as they exited their black SUV. We asked Jessica if she was pregnant while the twosome made their way through the airport -- the blonde responded, "Good Lord, no!" We guess they aren't adding to their blonde brood any time soon!
The couple appeared to be traveling without their two children, son Ace, three, and daughter Maxwell, four -- although the family of four was flying high aboard a private jet last week. Jessica posted a photo of the gorgeous quartet on Insta. Too cute!
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 9:00am PDT By X17 Staff
DJ Khaled documented his fiancee's entire labor and birth of the couple's baby boy, on Sunday, on Instagram and Snapchat, of course!
The uber-producer invoked his signature phrases, captioning pix, "Bless up" and "All praise to the most high." He also played tracks from his Major Key
album in the delivery room (bet the doctors loved that!). All while his fiancee Nicole Tuck suffered through contractions and finally brought their baby boy Ashad into the world.
Khaled's rep said in a statement (apparently typed on her cell phone): "DJ Khaled confirms, DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck welcome their son, a beautiful, healthy young icon, Asahd Tuck Khaled, born at 2:05 a.m., 7 lbs 14 oz., and 21.5 inches long, on October 23rd, 2016. The meaning of Asahd is Lion in Arabic. 🙏🏽🔑🙏🏽🦁🌞"
Congrats to the couple -- bless up!
Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 8:53am PDT By X17 Staff
Chris Hemsworth has a good sense of humor about rumors!
The hunky Australian took to Instagram on Sunday and responded to reports that he was having issues with his wife Elsa Pataky -- and he had a little fun while doing it!
Hemsworth posted a photo of the couple with the caption, "Looking for a new wife according to @womansdayaus and other misleading outlets! ... Honey you still love me right?! @elsapatakyconfidential #thanksfortheheadsup."
actor was commenting on story from Australian magazine Woman's Day
, which claimed that he and his wife of almost six years were on a break from their marriage and living separately.
Looks like all is well with the two of them, including their sense of humor!