DL Hughley has tested positive for coronavirus… Niall Horan’s new girlfriend… Cole Sprouse, Ansel Elgort and Justin Bieber denies accusations…

D.L. Hughley was booked at Zanies in Nashville Thursday and Friday nights. Thursday went fine, but during his set Friday night, D.L.’s speech began to slur and he passed out. He was rushed off the stage and taken to the hospital, and his rep released a statement saying D.L. was simply suffering from exhaustion. Well, it turns out, it was more than exhaustion. D.L. tested positive for COVID-19. D.L. said he was shocked by the diagnosis because he was asymptomatic. He says he plans to quarantine for the next 14 days and hopes that he’s already experienced the worst of it. Meantime, Zanies is shutting down temporarily for a thorough cleaning.

And Niall Horan’s new rumored girlfriend is…………….Jodie Comer! If you don’t know her name, she plays the assassin Villanelle in “Killing Eve.” One of Niall’s fans noticed that both he and Jodie have the same gold ring. It’s inscribed, “The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.” The fan tweeted, “Confirmed! Niall Horan’s new girlfriend is Jodie Comer.” Niall responded, “Confirmed?” with four laughing emojis. But when another fan claimed Niall didn’t even know who Jodie is, he responded, “He does.”

Cole Sprouse is livid about accusations made against him and some of his fellow “Riverdale” castmates, KJ Apa, Vanessa Morgan and Lili Reinhart. He tweeted yesterday, “Earlier today myself and three other cast mates were falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on twitter. I take these accusations very seriously, and will be working with the right teams to get to the root of it. False accusations do tremendous damage to victims of actual assault. Furthermore, I would never seek to silence anybody. I encourage that people look into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed were factually untrue. This seems to be the latest claim in a series of incidents seeking to baselessly cancel my cast mates and me.” His off-again girlfriend Lili also responded to the allegations, posting, “I have always taken sexual assault allegations seriously. But it was proven that this account was created specifically to create false stories about me and my cast. I can’t think of something more twisted than lying about sexual assault. It invalidates the men and women who are…brave enough to come forward with the truth. This kind of lie can ruin lives and careers- and I can call it a lie because the person who made the allegations already admitted that the stories were fabricated.” Lili went on to say that they are looking into taking legal action.

Ansel Elgort is also defending himself against an allegation of sexual assault. A woman named Gabby tweeted on Friday that back in 2014, she DM’d Ansel, telling him she was about to turn 17 and she was a huge fan. She never thought he’d actually see it, but he did. She claims he then gave her his private Snapchat account and asked her to send nude pictures. After she turned 17, she claims Ansel took her virginity, posting, “When it happened, instead of asking me if I wanted to stop having sex knowing it was my first time and I was sobbing in pain and I didn’t want to do it, the only words that came out of his mouth were ‘we need to break you in.” She said she didn’t tell anyone at the time because he said it would ruin his career, but she’s suffered ever since. She said, “I sat there for months wondering what I did wrong. Wondering why I felt so used. Years later, I have PTSD, I have panic attacks, I go to therapy.” She said she’s coming forward now so she can finally heal. Ansel has responded, saying, “…I cannot claim to understand Gabby’s feelings but her description of events is simply not what happened. I have never and would never assault anyone. What is true is that in New York in 2014, when I was 20, Gabby and I had a brief, legal and entirely consensual relationship. Unfortunately, I did not handle the breakup well. I stopped responding to her, which is an immature and cruel thing to do to someone.” He apologized for ghosting her back then, saying it was “unacceptable behavior” and that he is “disgusted and deeply ashamed” of the way he acted.

On Saturday, a woman named Danielle tweeted that back in 2014, she and her friends were at SXSW in Austin when she met Justin Bieber. She claims Justin invited them all back to his room at the Four Seasons, which is where he then sexually assaulted her. Justin wasn’t about to let this one slide. After first speaking with his wife and his team, Justin decided to address this rumor head on. He tweeted, “…Out of respect to so many victims who deal with these issues daily I wanted to make sure I gathered the facts before I made any statement.” Justin then proceeded to tweet TONS of proof that this never happened. He posted articles and photos proving that he was at SXSW with his then-girlfriend Selena Gomez. He then posted a tweet from March 10, 2014, where a woman named Erin tweeted that she’d seen Justin at Four Seasons, which he said was why his accuser claimed the assault happened there. But Justin said he never stayed at Four Seasons. Then he reposted a second tweet Erin posted in the wee hours this morning that said, “Hi I’m not sure what this all about and why I’m being tagged, but I was in the Four Seasons RESTAURANT. Don’t @ me.” But Justin said he wasn’t at the restaurant, either, which was confirmed by the hotel’s regional manager. FURTHERMORE, Justin posted receipts from the Airbnb where he and Selena DID stay before moving over to the Westin. Justin then posted, “Every claim of sexual abuse should be taken very seriously and this is why my response was needed. However this story is factually impossible and that is why I will be working with twitter and authorities to take legal action.”

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