There’s no greater honor (for a publicist) than landing a spot on the Time 100, Time Magazine’s publicist prom. Induction into the Time 100 comes with a fancy photo-shoot (for some) and a seemingly randomly assigned essay extolling the winner’s virtue. Ergo, Jimmy Kimmel was selected to write about this year’s cover boy for the Leaders category, Dr. Anthony Fauci when Dr. Phil would obviously have been a better choice. You know, Dr. to Dr. Sometimes it makes a little sense, like Marlon Brando Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, honoring Indigenous activist Nemonte Nenquimo who has worked to protect rainforests in the Ecuadorian Amazon, even though she’s way too old to fuck at 33. But then you have Kim Kardashian West waxing poetic about JoJo Siwa and you think to yourself, is it too early to start drinking?
Well, that solves the biggest Elton John-based mystery of 2020. Last month, Elton’s ex-wife Renate Blauel filed an injunction against him and she didn’t state why. We only knew her lawyers were probably trying to prevent Elton from publishing or talking about something that was meant to stay private. The legal move happened less than a year after Elton released his memoirs, Me, in which he spoke about their marriage. Page Six is saying that’s exactly the reason why Renate sued him.
Many moons ago, long before he was the Queen Bitch we know and love today, Elton John dabbled in heterosexuality. He even married a woman, German sound engineer Renate Blauel, in 1984. It ended in divorce just four years later, and Renate’s kept a low profile ever since. But last week she randomly re-appeared, filing paperwork to seek an injunction against Elton. Ah, of course, an injunction, which is, um… a… (wait for the Google) a legal action that forces someone to refrain from a specific act. Continue reading
The New Lady Gaga Album Tracklist Has Leaked, And Features Collaborations With Elton John, Ariana Grande, And Blackpink
I don’t know who’s in charge of keeping Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica on lockdown, but, so far, they’ve done a shit job. First the lead single, Stupid Love, leaked weeks early, and then, this morning, Target posted the album for pre-order on their site with the full tracklist visible. They’ve since removed that version. Dumb mistake, or dumb PR move?
Lady Gaga (seen above, three faces ago in 2016) previously posted Chromatica’s artwork to Instagram, but blurred out the tracklist and other info. But, thanks to Target, we now know the album features collaborations with Elton John, Ariana Grande, and South Korean girl group Blackpink.
The One World: Together at Home global concert event happened last night, featuring a ton of celebrities who, at some point, got tired of staring at the wall and instead decided to mic up, find the part of their house that looks the least opulent, and croak out some of your favorite karaoke tunes (mostly, sans fards) in real-time. It raised more than $127 million to fight coronavirus, and yes, Ellen DeGeneres found a way to piss people off… during a charity show. It’s a gift!
The iHeart Living Room Concert For America aired on Fox last night, and many famous yodelers sang from their houses, which are infinitely nicer than yours. But don’t worry, unlike Gal Gadot’s Concert For Attention Whores Who Need Attention, this concert benefited a good cause with proceeds from the sale of merchandise going to feeding the hungry and helping people fighting the coronavirus pandemic.