Meat Loaf collapses on stage in Canada… John Stamos is headed to Scream Queens… Leonardo DiCaprio to be deposed… Johnny Depp and Amber Heard postponed court hearing… and Kim Kardashian West’s GQ cover story
Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a concert in Canada last night. He was taken to the hospital, but we don’t have an update on his condition. Meat Loaf had recently canceled two other concerts because of poor health, and it looks like he should’ve taken another day off. Meat Loaf has said that he suffers from asthma and a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. He’s actually collapsed on stage before. It happened in Pittsburgh in 2011, but after medics checked him out, he got up and finished the show. And then in 2003, he collapsed on stage in London and had to be hospitalized. Hopefully this is something he can bounce back from quickly.
John Stamos is joining the cast of “Scream Queens” on Fox, which is leaving the college campus for a hospital setting. Coming back for the second season are Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Niecy Nash, and the blossoming Glen Powell. “Scream Queens” returns on Sept. 20. In other casting news, Wilmer Valderrama is joining “NCIS” for its 14th season. He’ll play an NCIS field agent who disappeared years ago after accepting a deep cover assignment, but resurfaces as an “unpredictable, charismatic loose cannon.”
Leonardo DiCaprio will be deposed in a $25 million defamation lawsuit over “Wolf of Wall Street.” Leo will be questioned by lawyers for Andrew Greene, who believes he was the basis for the character Nicky “Rugrat” Koskoff, a morally bankrupt, drug-abusing, bad toupee-wearing lover of prostitutes. Andrew worked for the infamous stock firm Stratton Oakmont from 1993 to 1996 and was a childhood friend of Jordan Belfort, whom Leo portrayed in the movie. Leo also co-produced the movie, which is why he is being deposed in the lawsuit.
Less than 24 hours before Amber Heard’s restraining order hearing against Johnny Depp was scheduled to begin, a judge has postponed the hearing. A source told E! News that despite reports that Amber wants to avoid giving a deposition with Johnny’s lawyer, she actually WANTS to go to court. But it was Johnny’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, who requested the postponement. So for now, Amber’s temporary restraining order against Johnny remains in effect until the next court hearing, which is now August 2.
The latest issue of GQ has Kim Kardashian and promises it’s “Kim as you’ve never seen her.” We’ve seen in her every form of naked so what’s left???? Actually, it’s not her naked boobies that are the most interesting part of this magazine, Kim actually calls out Taylor Swift for being a big, fat liar. Taylor had a conniption when Kanye West rapped about her in his song, “Famous,” “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b**ch famous.” But Kim says Taylor “totally approved that” and there’s video evidence to prove it. She said, “I swear, my husband gets so much s**t for things (when) he was really doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.” Kim said Kanye’s conversation with Taylor was filmed because he films everything when he’s recording an album, just in case there might be a documentary. But Kim says Taylor’s lawyers fired off a letter saying that the footage should be destroyed. Taylor’s rep has issued a statement in response to her GQ interview, saying, “Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”