Meek Mill in court… The Weeknd is being sued… Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani don’t want “The Voice” to end… Ed Sheeran busted his eardrum… and Jared Leto sues TMZ over “stolen” video
Page Six is reporting that Meek Mill will be in a Philadelphia courtroom today for a hearing over whether his work travel violated his probation for a gun and drug conviction. His fiancé Nicki Minaj is expected to be by his side.
The Weeknd and his team are being sued by a British music publishing company that claims he ripped off some music from a 2013 movie called “The Machine” for his song “The Hills.” One particularly damning piece of evidence is a direct Twitter message producer Million Dollar Mano sent to the movie’s composer Tom Raybould which said, “I sampled your music might make it 2 the weeknd next album. Huge fan of what u did 4 the machine movie!” And “The Hills” was released a few months later.
Season 9 of “The Voice” is wrapping up in just a few short weeks and there are a couple of people who don’t want it to end — Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani! During an interview with Extra, Blake said, “I don’t want Gwen to not be on the show. Why can’t we have a fifth coach?” And when Gwen was asked who she will miss the most, she played coy about it, saying she’d miss the combination and the chemistry. But she says what she’s really devastated about is that she only has 3 more outfits to pick out for the show!
Ed Sheeran is wrapping up his final tour dates in New Zealand this weekend and then he’s being forced to take some time off. Ed has to have surgery on his busted eardrum. He told a radio station in Australia that while he was vacationing with friend in Spain, he jumped off a yacht really high up, landed wrong in the water and burst his eardrum. He’ll have surgery in January, which means he won’t be allowed to fly for a while, which he says is a good thing because he’ll be forced to stay home and rest.
Jared Leto is suing TMZ for publishing that video of him critiquing Taylor Swift’s “1989” album. He had a lot of positive things to say, but at the end, he said, “F*** her. I don’t give a f*** about her.” He later tweeted his apology, saying, “The truth is I think @taylorswift13 is amazing + an incredible example of what’s possible. If I hurt her or her fans my sincerest apologies.” Jared says the video was stolen. In his complaint, he says the footage was shot by a videographer retained by him. That guy reportedly sold the footage to TMZ for $2000 but Jared is saying it wasn’t his to sell.
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