Rick Fox, a man of many talents. Basketball. Looking handsome. Extra special guest judge of drag queen competition shows. And now, apparently, part-time publicist to the stars! Well, stars-slash-Presidential candidates-slash-Twitter nuisances. Kanye West has had the type of career that would make one fully understand why a publicist would quit, but that’s not to say Kanye’s publicist did quit. All we know is that Kanye’s friend Rick Fox has kindly stepped in to play publicist for his friend Kanye, and he’s here to let us all know that Twitter had grounded Kanye for 12 hours.
Nicki Minaj has faced many confrontations in her life, from Cardi B’s footwear to the laws of physics to those pesky laws that keep her husband from liking her Instagram posts, but for two years she’s been deep in a battle against singer, songwriter, and vehicular speed specialist Tracy Chapman. Nicki tried to sample music and lyrics from Tracy’s 1988 song, “Baby Can I Hold You,” for a song called “Sorry.” Tracy refused to sign off on the sample, and accused Nicki of stealing, which created a legal mess for both of them. But, a judge recently decided that Nicki wasn’t breaking any kind of copyright infringement laws when she sampled Tracy’s song.
I was about to call this situation between Brad Pitt, his new lady Nicole Poturalski, and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie a “love triangle.” But there needs to be at least two triangular angles of mutual love for that to be a correct statement, and we all know that Brad and Angelina are currently behaving more like two simultaneous line equations (aka they’re never going to meet in the middle). That’s all the math I can muster today, so let’s just get to the point. There’s a chance Angelina may have terrible feelings about Brad’s new casual girlfriend, but the feeling is not mutual.
If there has ever been a use for the tag “Love In The Time Of Corona,” this is it. Because the clock has barely done any ticking since we learned that Robert Pattinson reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. And now we’re seeing plenty of pictures of Robert and his girlfriend Suki Waterhouse engaging in a mask-wearing make-out session in a London park.
It’s starting to become pretty clear that Lady Antebellum probably should have had a plan B when they made the sudden decision to change their name to the less-problematic “Lady A.” Because there was already an established Seattle blues singer named Anita White, who goes by Lady A, and they’ve all been fighting over the rights to that letter for three months now. Lady A (Anita) was hurt that country band Lady A never reached out before announcing the name change. After an online meeting about sharing the name, the band decided to sue Lady A for the legal rights to the name. Now Lady A has decided to countersue, claiming the band’s messy fight over the name has cost her money and damaged her reputation.
Today will no doubt be a very confusing day for the Facetune app on Kim Kardashian’s phone. For the first time since it was downloaded from the app store, it won’t be opened every sixteen seconds to play fast and loose with reality, like it usually is. But it doesn’t have to worry, because there’s a very important reason for why Kim won’t be posting any selfies today. Kim and several other celebrities have vowed to stay off Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours today, to protest Facebook’s failure to address their hate speech problem.