‘Hocus Pocus’ sequel in development… Pete Davidson spotted dating model… Ben Affleck looking for love… Lizzo is suing… and Are you a fan of Selena Gomez’s new song?
Have you heard that “Punky Brewster” is getting a reboot? NBC has ordered a pilot, bringing Soleil Moon Frye back as a grownup, single-mom Punky with three kids. It was just announced that Freddie Prinze Jr. has been cast as Punky’s ex-husband — a musician who’s always popping in and out of town, but is still a great dad…and also a sexy ex!
Pete Davidson should be the poster child for hanging in there! When Ariana Grande dumped him, we were all very concerned for his mental health and feared he might do something really drastic. But since then, Pete has become quite the laddies man! First he dated Kate Beckinsale and then Margaret Qualley. But now it looks like Pete may be starting a little something-something with Kaia Gerber! People sneaked pictures of the two of them at a diner in NYC.
Ben Affleck is looking for love on Raya again. You’re not supposed to talk about who’s on Raya, but people just can’t help themselves. Right after his relationship with Jennifer Garner publicly fell apart — privately it was done way before we knew about it — he dated SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. He had a wild fling with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, but then she ran her mouth and that was done. A couple weeks ago, Ben actually went on a date with Steve Jobs’ widow, although people are saying it was strictly platonic. One source told Page Six that Ben seems to want a real partner and he’s not looking to date a celebrity.
Lizzo is ready to make it good. She’s finally crediting British singer Mina Lioness as a writer on “Truth Hurts” for the tweet that inspired it all — “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b—.” The poo really hit the fan when Lizzo tried to trademark that line earlier this year. That was just too much money for Mina to take the high road. At first, Lizzo tried to say she was inspired by a meme, not a tweet. And then a couple men came along and wanted credit, too, saying Lizzo actually got that DNA line from them when they helped her write a different song. Time to stop the madness. Yesterday, Lizzo tweeted, “Hey y’all…as I’ve shared before, in 2017, while working on a demo, I saw a meme that resonated with me, a meme that made me feel like 100% that b—. I sang that line in the demo, and I later used the line in Truth Hurts. The men who now claim a piece of Truth Hurts did not help me write any part of the song. They had nothing to do with the line or how I chose to sing it. There was no one in the room when I wrote Truth Hurts, except me, Ricky Reed, and my tears. That song is my life, and its words are my truth. I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme. The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with…not these men. Period. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my song. Xoxo.” Oh, and now Lizzo is suing those men.
Lizzo is suing 3 songwriters who claimed credit for her hit “Truth Hurts” and said she will instead share her success, credit and royalties with the woman whose tweet inspired its signature “I just took a DNA test” line. “Not these men. Period,” she said.https://t.co/B5oOcAxy9D— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 24, 2019
Are you a fan of Selena Gomez’s new song, “Lose You to Love Me”? Taylor Swift is. She posted, “This song is a perfect expression of healing & my absolute favorite song she’s put out yet. A triumph.” Shortly after Selena released the song — obviously about how Justin Bieber did her wrong — Hailey Bieber posted a song on her IG Story called “I’ll Kill You.” Selena’s fans pounced, thinking this was a direct response to her Justin diss. But Selena went on her IG Story to ask her fans to please be kind. She didn’t directly say this was about Hailey, but Selena said, “I do not stand for women tearing women down. I will never, ever be by that. So please be kind to everyone.” And then, Selena gifted her fans with another song — “Look At Her Now.” And yes, it’s also about Justin Bieber. Selena sings, “Of course she was sad / But now she’s glad she dodged a bullet / Took a few years to soak up the tears / But look at her now / Watch her go.”