‘Manifest’ saved with Netflix… Justin Bieber’s accomplishment… Taylor will focus on “evermore”… Tarek El Moussa goes off… and Chris Brown & Kanye West may have a collaborationListen to “Showbiz – July 21, 2021” on Spreaker.
NBC canceled “Manifest” after Season 3, leaving HUGE cliffhangers and devastating its devoted fans. But then Netflix started streaming the show and its ranked among its most-watch programs for weeks. Due to the passion for this show, fans just might get the closure they’re looking for. Show creator Jeff Rake told Entertainment Weekly last month that’s he’s been working on a proper finale and tweeted recently, “Lots of speculation out there. No comment. Other than, if the impossible happens and the dead rise again, it’s because of YOU. #SaveManifest” When Jeff first pitched the show to NBC, he said he laid out a six-season roadmap, with giant cliffhanger in the Season 3 finale. He had every intention of telling the rest of the story in three more seasons, but the network pulled the rug out from under him. And while he’s not sure if he can find another home for the show that’s willing to bankroll three more seasons, he’s working on doing one big two-hour finale to let us all know what happened to all those passengers who went up on a plane, landed five-and-a-half years later and hadn’t aged a single day.
Justin Bieber’s song “Stay” with The Kid Laroi debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Justin his 100th entry on this particular chart. And at the age of 27 years a 4 months, Justin is now the youngest artist in history to have 100 songs in the Billboard Hot 100. Drake held the previous record. He reached that milestone back in 2015 when he was one month shy of his 29th birthday.
.@JustinBieber becomes the youngest soloist to reach 100 career entries on the Billboard #Hot100, notching his 100th at 27 years and four months of age.https://t.co/xPIR65FDIo— billboard (@billboard) July 20, 2021
Billboard reported yesterday that Taylor Swift is pulling her re-recorded album “Fearless” from Grammy and CMA Awards consideration. A rep for Republic Records said, “Fearless has already won four Grammys including album of the year, as well as the CMA Award for album of the year in 2009/2010 and remains the most awarded country album of all time.” By removing “Fearless” from consideration, this will avoid a potentially sticky situation of forcing voters to choose between “Fearless” and “evermore,” which Taylor is submitting for ALL the awards.
“After careful consideration, @taylorswift13 will not be submitting #FearlessTaylorsVersion in any category at this year’s upcoming Grammy and CMA Awards,” according to a Republic Records rep. https://t.co/zB0K6KkM2l— billboard (@billboard) July 20, 2021
Exes Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack still work together on HGTV’s “Flip or Flop.” And like most divorced couples, tempers sometimes flare. Sources say Tarek exploded on his ex-wife on set last week. He apparently didn’t like the way Christina or the crew members signaled to him that they were ready to begin shooting, and he reportedly went off, calling Christina a “washed-up loser,” saying his fiancée — Heather Rae Young from “Selling Sunset” — is hotter and richer than she is, saying he “made” Christina and enjoys watching her fail. At one point, Tarek allegedly shouted, “Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! It’s called ‘winning’!” and told her, “The world knows you’re crazy!” A source told TMZ that Tarek wasn’t particularly thrilled when Christina told the press that she and her new boyfriend smoked toad venom and that he’s concerned for the safety of their two kids.
Chris Brown posted on his Instagram Story yesterday, “Dat Yeezy and Breezy,” which has fan thinking a collaboration with Kanye is coming. Would that be on Chris’ next album “Breezy” or Kanye’s next album “Donda”? We may find out this week. Thursday night, Kanye is hosting a listening party for “Donda” at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which can hold up to 75K fans. Kanye has set aside 5000 free tickets for several of the HBCUs in the Atlanta area. It’s rumored Kanye will drop “Donda” on Friday.