BACKSTREET BOYS POSTPONE NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF ‘DNA’ TOUR: The Backstreet Boys are postponing the North American leg of their DNA tour due to the pandemic. The band shared the news alongside a video of Brian Littrell and AJ McLean at home. “The best thing we can do is take care of ourselves and our loved ones right now,” Littrell said. The Backstreet Boys initially kicked off the DNA world tour in May 2019. The new North American leg was slated to begin July 10th in Wantagh, New York, and end October 9th in Los Angeles. The DNA tour is in support of the Backstreet Boys’ album of the same name, released in January 2019. The album features the singles “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “Chances” and “No Place.”
MACHINE GUN KELLY & MEGAN FOX ARE LOVERS IN ‘BLOODY VALENTINE’ MUSIC VIDEO: Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are pairing up on screen amid speculation about the nature of their relationship. The 34-year-old actress appears in the 30-year-old musician’s new “Bloody Valentine” music video. The Michael Garcia-directed video portrays the two in a love story. Earlier in the week, the two made headlines after being seen heading out and picking up food together just before Brian Austin Green confirmed that he and Megan were splitting after nearly 10 years of marriage. “Bloody Valentine” is the first single off of MGK’s upcoming album, Tickets to My Downfall.
JASON DERULO APPEARS TO CHIP HIS TEETH EATING CORN WITH A POWER DRILL ON TIKTOK: Jason Derulo went viral on TikTok after posting a video of himself eating corn on the cob using a power drill on Monday. “Hey, have y’all seen this? I’ve always wanted to try it. Life hack!” he announces before attempting to eat the swiftly rotating cob on the drill. He then cries out in pain, and showcases his front teeth, seemingly chipped. Although fans are largely convinced the clip is a prank, the video has still gained major attention, bringing in over 9.5 million views in a day. However, according to TMZ, his dentist fixed him back up hours later.
THE WEEKND RESCHEDULES ‘AFTER HOURS TOUR’ AMID PANDEMIC: The Weeknd is rescheduling his tour amid the global health crisis. “see you when it’s safe 💔,” he captioned the announcement post. “The Weeknd is rescheduling his highly anticipated The After Hours tour until 2021. New dates for the tour…will commence in June of 2021 beginning in Canada and taking him through the US and EU with more dates to be announced soon,” the announcement reads. “All tickets will be transferable to the newly scheduled dates. The tour asks ticket holders to please hold onto your tickets as they will be honored for the new dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund.”
CHARLI XCX FEELS ‘LOST, OVERWHELMED & FRAGILE’ AFTER RELEASING HER ALBUM: Charli XCX posted an update for fans following the release of her album, how i’m feeling now, which was written and recorded within weeks while in quarantine amid the global health crisis. “Now I’ve come out the other side I feel very lost, overwhelmed and fragile. It seems I am unable to cope with even the most minuscule tasks without crumbling into panic or tears, and I constantly doubt myself and my purpose. I think it’s hit me so hard at this point in time because I have just let go of this body of work that was created in such an intense and emotional way, more so than anything I’ve ever made before,” she wrote in the update.
BEYONCÉ, TAYLOR SWIFT JOIN YOUTUBE’S ‘DEAR CLASS OF 2020′ SPECIAL: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez and more have joined YouTube’s upcoming graduation special, Dear Class of 2020. The livestream event, which will serve as a virtual graduation amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will air on June 6th at 3 p.m. EDT on the YouTube Originals channel. Beyoncé has signed on to be commencement speaker, joining former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, BTS, Lady Gaga, Malala Yousafzai, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Swift, Lopez, Demi Lovato, NBA star Kevin Durant, Bill and Melinda Gates, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland and more will be making special appearances. Lizzo, BTS, Camila Cabello, Chloe X Halle, CNCO, Doja Cat, Gaga, Maluma and Megan Thee Stallion are set to perform.
LIZZO COVERS THE BEATLES FOR NEW FACEBOOK MESSENGER AD: Lizzo has covered The Beatles’ 1969 song “All Together Now” for an ad for Facebook’s Messenger Rooms, a group chat that allows sharing and privacy options. Up to 50 people can participate in a single group video chat, with no time limit. The 30-second spot, called “Pictures,” was directed by brothers Michel and Olivier Gondry. Michel Gondry has directed numerous videos, as well as the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The ad shows still photos dissolving into images of people participating in a video chat.
KANDI BURRUSS WINS SEASON 3 OF ‘MASKED SINGER’: Recording artist and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, disguised as Night Angel, won Season 3 of The Masked Singer on Fox last night. She beat out her fellow finalists Frog – rapper/actor Bow Wow – and Turtle – singer/actor Jesse McCartney – for the honor. Previous stars who were voted off the show this season include Barry Zito, Jackie Evancho, Hunter Hayes, Bret Michaels, Jordyn Woods, Rob Gronkowski, JoJo Siwa, Bella Thorne, Sarah Palin, Tom Bergeron, Dionne Warwick, Tony Hawk, Chaka Khan, Drew Carey and Lil Wayne. Nick Cannon hosted the singing competition. The judges’ panel was comprised of Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger.
LIZZO ROCKS LACE BLACK PANTIES ON INSTAGRAM
Lizzo had the ‘gram talking yesterday after posting a picture with some black lace panties. She captioned the pic, “Put on some cute panties today and smack ur own a**.” Of course, she got some mixed reactions. One person wrote, “This post has nothing to do with confidence. …This is attention and seeking and validation. …she needs help….You will find a man…only to use you…cause you showed the world all of you….WAKE UP.” Another person wrote, “But Meg Thee Stallion can post similar and it’s cool. Y’all wild…do ya thing Lizzo.”