Beyonce’s RENAISSANCE coming July 29

Kevin Spacey appeared in a London court… Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts… Liam Payne rekindles a romance… Zendaya denies viral pregnancy rumor… and Beyonce’s RENAISSANCE coming July 29

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Kevin Spacey was in a London court today for his preliminary hearing over sexual assault charges dating back to between 2004 and 2015. Several men claim Kevin assaulted them while he served as the artistic director of London’s Old Vic theater all those years. The alleged victims are all in their 30s and 40s now. When charges were officially filed against him last month, Kevin wasn’t in England. He couldn’t be formally charged until he was back on British soil. Kevin could’ve just avoided England for the rest of his life, but he said he would voluntarily appear to defend himself against the charges, and that he’s confident he will prove his innocence. At today’s hearing, Kevin wasn’t asked to enter a formal plea, but he was granted unconditional bail until his next court appearance in July.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away on March 25, shortly before the band was set to perform at a music festival. Sources say Taylor had complained of chest pains, but an investigation into his cause of death is still ongoing. Meantime, the Foo Fighters and Taylor’s family are organizing two tribute concerts in September. The first will take place in London on Sept. 3, with more than 2 dozen artists signed on to perform so far, Liam Gallagher, Chrissie Hyde, Mark Ronson, Van Halen, Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction, Stewart Copeland of The Police….more artists will be announced later. The second tribute concert will take place on Sept. 27 in LA. Several from the London show will fly to the US for this concert, as well. Miley Cyrus, Alanis Morissette, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Joan Jett, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx and more have signed onto the bill. The performances will include songs that Taylor loved, as well as songs he made with the Foo Fighters. Both concerts will benefit charities to be announced later.

Liam Payne may or may not have left his sweet 21-year-old fiancee Maya Henry for 24-year-old Instagram model Aliana Mawla. But did Liam leave Aliana for his ex-girlfriend Danielle Peazer? The two of them left a party at the Nobu Hotel in London at 3am Monday, and of course paparazzi was there to grab some photos. It looks like Liam had a bit of a nosebleed….Liam and Danielle met backstage at “The X Factor.” Even though she was 22 and he was 16, they ended up dating from 2010-2012. Liam’s travel schedule with One Direction made the relationship impossible to maintain. In an October 2012 interview, he admitted he was devastated by the breakup. But now, maybe these two are getting a second shot at love.

Did you hear Zendaya is pregnant? That’s the rumor that was trending on Twitter yesterday after a now-deleted TikTok video showed Zendaya sharing an ultrasound photo. The video then cut to a video of Kris Jenner dancing to “Lady Marmalade,” which is a new pranking trend known as getting “Krissed.” Some people may not have been aware of this new “Krissed” thing — because we were barely used to getting “Rick-rolled” — and the rumor Zendaya is pregnant took off. The noise got to be too much, so Zendaya responded in her IG Stories, “See now, this is why I stay off Twitter. Just making stuff up for no reason … weekly.”

The Bey Hive thought something was up when Beyonce wiped her social media clean last week. Then at 12:20 this morning, Beyonce’s website was updated to reveal the pre-order for her new album, “Renaissance: Act One,” implying that “Act Two” will be coming at some point. For now, “Renaissance: Act One” will drop on July 29 with 16 tracks. You can pre-order one of four special box sets now. Each box set includes a different T-shirt, a 28-page photo booklet, a mini poster, and the CD. This will be Beyonce’s seventh studio album and her first since her surprise 2018 project with Jay-Z, “Everything Is Love.” Back in August of last year, people are now picking up on the Easter Egg Beyonce dropped in an interview with “Harper’s Bazaar.” She said, “With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.”

 

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