ESPY Award Winners

Disney+ will be releasing sing-along versions… Celebrity BravoTV news… THE IDOL is coming soon… Lizzo talks Beyoncé… and ESPY Award winners

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Warm up those pipes! Disney+ is about to release a whole bunch of sing-along movies. Starting this Friday, you and the kids can sing along to “Moana” AND “The Little Mermaid.” Then two weeks later on Friday, Aug. 5, Disney+ is dropping two more — “The Lion King” and “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.” Then wait another two weeks and on Friday, Aug. 19, Disney+ is dropping THREE sing-alongs movies — the original “Beauty and the Beast” from 1991, the remake from 2017 starring Emma Watson, and also “Tangled.”

If you’re a “Southern Charm” fan, you may be a little sad — or happy! — to hear that after two years of dating, Shep Rose and Taylor Ann Green have broken up. Sources told Page Six that Shep has a “real issue with monogamy.” It all boiled down to making a commitment, and the source said Shep refused, telling Taylor that he just doesn’t want to be with one person or change his lifestyle. By the way, Shep is 42 and Taylor is 27. And last night on “Watch What Happens Live,” Tamra Judge confirmed what we already knew because Jill Zarin has a big mouth. She IS returning to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” for Season 17. Tamra initially joined the OG of all the Real Housewives franchises in Season 3, way back in 2007. She was fired after Season 14 and after last year’s disastrously boring season, Bravo execs realized they need Tamra back.

In the trailer for The Weeknd’s steamy new HBO series “The Idol,” the show dubs itself as “the sleaziest love story in all of Hollywood.” According to IMDb, “The Idol” is about a “self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult who enters a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol.” The series stars Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd, with other big names including Troye Sivan, Anne Heche and Jennie from Blackpink. No official release date has been given. The Weeknd not only stars in “The Idol,” he created it along with Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson, the creator of “Euphoria.”

Lizzo is a HUGE Beyoncé fan, and her love goes back a long way. Twenty-four years ago, a then 10-year-old Lizzo moved with her family to Houston, the birthplace of Destiny’s Child. Lizzo said, “Growing up in Houston, the impact that Destiny’s Child had on me making a decision to become an artist was incredible, mostly because I felt like we were so close to it.” Lizzo said even skipped school once to attend Destiny Child’s album signing at a Walmart, where the girls sang a gospel medley. Speaking of Beyonce, she released the titles of the 16 songs on her upcoming “Renaissance” album, which comes out next Friday, July 29. They are “I’m That Girl,” “Cozy,” “Alien Superstar,” “Cuff It,” “Energy,” “Break My Soul,” “Church Girl,” “Plastic Off the Sofa,” “Virgo’s Groove,” “Move,” “Heated,” “Thique,” “All Up In Your Mind,” “American Has a Problem,” “Pure/Honey,” and “Summer Renaissance.”

At last night’s ESPY Awards, host Stephen Curry used the opportunity to acknowledge WNBA star Brittney Griner, who’s been held in a Russian prison for the past five months after police found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage. This past Thursday, Brittney pleaded guilty, telling the judge she had no intention of breaking any Russian law, but she was in a rush packing and the cartridges accidentally ended up in her bags. The Russian judge says she has to stay behind bars until her trial. If she’s convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison. Stephen said, “Brittney isn’t just on the Phoenix Mercury, she isn’t just a member of her team in Russia, she isn’t just an Olympian, she’s one of us — the team of athletes in the room tonight and all over the world, a team that has nothing to do with politics or global conflict.”

 

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