Since my first post about the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s show in Manchester last night, there’s been many more updates and each is awful than the last and has made some of us temporarily think to ourselves that we should use whatever is left in our checking account to build an underground bunker where we’ll stay the rest of our days. But that’s not going to happen, because that’s what the terrorist want and also because my checking account is filled with nothing but moth balls, empty wine bottles and overdrawn slips.
Last night, Greater Manchester police said that 19 people died so far and around 50 were injured. They later said that 59 people suffered injuries and 22 lost their lives, including a girl who was only 8 years old.
The bomber died in the attack, and the police arrested a 23-year-old man who have been involved. ISIS has claimed the attack, but well, ISIS would claim the fart I let out 10 minutes ago if they could.
Ariana’s Dangerous Woman tour was supposed to play the O2 Arena in London on Thursday night and Friday night, but that’s probably not going to happen. Those concerts haven’t officially been postponed or canceled yet, but sources tell CNN that those shows aren’t going to happen and Ariana’s team has also postponed dates in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Another source told Entertainment Weekly that the tour isn’t canceled and they’re not really thinking about that right now.
“Right now, the focus is on the victims and grieving for them. We’re not focused on the tour.”
Sources told TMZ yesterday that Ariana can’t perform right now and is “in hysterics.” She tweeted these simple words last night:
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
The details are pretty blurry and it seems like there’s all kinds of misinformation being thrown around on Twitter, but so far we know for sure that some kind of awful incident happened at Ariana Grande’s show at Manchester Arena in England tonight and multiple people have died.
Update: The BBC reports that witnesses say there was at least one big explosion that came from the back of the arena behind where everyone was sitting. It’s currently being treated as a possible terrorist attack. And in more even horrific news, Greater Manchester Police confirm that 19 have died so far and there’s around 50 injuries.
TMZ says that witnesses say they heard some kind of loud boom at the end of her show. Some described the “boom” as being explosions, others say it sounded like a speaker popping and some say they thought it was a balloon popping. Whatever it was, it caused people to freak out and stampede out of there. There’s videos on Twitter and YouTube of people running out of the arena. Greater Manchester Police tweeted out a note saying that anybody who doesn’t need to be in the area (aka nosy tricks) need to stay away .
Police statement on incident at Manchester Arena pic.twitter.com/gaKASukx9a
— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 22, 2017
Ariana had already left the stage and her rep said that she’s “okay.”
The live-action Beauty and the Beast (aka the upcoming movie that we at Dlisted have written about approximately 3,499 times) is finally coming out next week, and to further promote that mess (because it really needs more promoting), Disney has released the video for Ariana Grande Latte and John Legend’s karaoke version of the title song. You know, instead of clutching their bibles over something innocent and normal like a gay character, the crazy Christian conservatives should really be losing it over the strange dark-sided satanic ritual dance that happens in this video. If my feet didn’t catch on fire as soon as I stepped into a church, I’d run into one to dunk my head in holy water after seeing this scary video.
The video stars off with the anti-donut demon summoning fiery evilness out of a mirror while wearing what looks like a giant bloody shower puff. Ariana then walks into a ballroom and a chorus of over-used, raggedy maxi-pads dance around her and cover her. It’s supposed to look like a big rose, but instead, it looks like the humongous blood clot that falls out of your ear when you listen to a version of Beauty and the Beast that is not sung by Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion or Peabo Bryson.
Ariana joins John at the piano and as she mumble yodels, a human girl dances with the buffalo she’s trying to fuck. This shit is like a horror movie done by a film major who really wants to be the next Guillermo del Toro.
And the scariest part of that video is that Ariana isn’t wearing her hair up in her usual Charo-wannabe ponytail. I always thought that millions of evil spirits lived in Ariana’s ponytail, and now she’s set them free. We’re doomed.
Don’t scoff at that; it takes hours and hours of practice to pose like an undefeated toddler pageant queen. Earlier this week, Ariana Grande Instagrammed a black and white picture of herself looking like American Girl doll that just discovered weed and Joy Rich. But unlike the last time she got a little attention for something she posted to Instagram, this time it wasn’t about the picture. It was the caption that went along with it.
That last hashtag: #haventsleptinyears. That might explain why it looks like she’s taking a quick standing-up snooze in the middle of the sidewalk. If I hadn’t slept in years, I’d wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes open for a picture either.
Ariana Grande has a tour that’s starting next month. And what do you know? She just so happened to promote it this weekend with a couple pictures of her wearing a sparkly ring on that finger. Someone’s a graduate of Subtlety’s Finest School of PR Stunts.
Mariah Carey was on Watch What Happens Live (via ET) last night to push her mostly boring reality show, and whenever the Spanx-wrapped unicorn and the shifty Siamese Cat get together, the clubhouse floor gets covered with shadiness. Mimi didn’t totally disappoint last night.