Luke Bryan temporarily replaced by Paula Abdul… TikToker accuses Jake Paul of sexual assault… Madonna buys The Weeknd’s LA mansion… Kacey Musgraves sparks romance rumors… and Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s amicable divorceListen to “Showbiz – Apr 13, 2021” on Spreaker.
It was the first live episode of “American Idol” Season 19, and judge Luke Bryan was MIA because he tested positive for COVID-19. Good thing Paula Abdul is healthy and available because she was able to step in and help Katy Perry and Lionel Richie get through the night. Before the final 12 were announced, Ryan Seacrest announced that 20-year-old Wyatt Pike had dropped out. A rep for the show told “People” it was for personal reasons. We don’t know what that means, but last Wednesday, Wyatt posted that he was already back home in Park City, Utah.
‘American Idol’ judge Luke Bryan has contracted COVID-19 and will be temporarily replaced by Paula Abdul for the show’s first live episode. pic.twitter.com/qMIFqz3d6u— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 12, 2021
Twenty-four-year-old TikTok star Justine Paradise says she’s breaking her NDA to tell her truth. In a 20-minute video, Justine claims that she was sexually assaulted by YouTube star Jake Paul at his California mansion almost 2 years ago. Justine said that prior to entering Jake’s Team 10 home — which he shared with several friends who worked with him — she had to sign a non-disclosure agreement. She hung out there a few times and then one day, she claims they were hanging out in his recording studio when he pulled her in for a kiss. She was fine with that. He then led her to a bedroom and things escalated without her consent. Afterwards, she said Jake went cold on her and wouldn’t speak to her again after she tried to reach out to him. On her video, Justine said she never got an apology and she’s sharing her story hoping that Jake realizes what he did and doesn’t do it again.
The housing market is crazy right now and a few big celebrity homes just sold. The Weeknd just sold his mansion in LA to Madonna for $19.3M. He bought the plan back in 2017 for $18.2M, and then listed it last summer for $24.9M, so he didn’t make a real profit. Neither did Ellen DeGeneres. She bought Adam Levine’s home in Beverly Hills a couple years ago for $45M. She spent a ton of money remodeling it and then tried to list it for $53.5M. She ended up taking $47M.
Kacey Musgraves has gone Instagram official with her new man, Dr. Gerald Onuoha. According to his LinkedIn page, Dr. Onuoha practices internal medicine at HCA Healthcare in Nashville. According to his Instagram, Dr. O is a healer, an astronomer and an activist. As far as we know, this is the first person Kasey has dated she settled her divorce with Ruston Kelly back in September.
Kim Kardashian filed to divorce Kanye West about two months ago. Rumor has it things are very amicable and they both want a quick and easy divorce. Well, Kanye’s legal team just responded with their own legal filing and it looks like rumors of everybody playing nice are true. Basically, Kanye’s asking for joint legal and physical custody of their four kids and he is not requesting any spousal support. He also says they should also pay their own legal fees. And because they had the foresight to have a prenup, dividing assets shouldn’t be an issue.
Nearly two months after Kim Kardashian filed for divorce, Kanye West has given his official response: he’s requested joint custody of their four kids. https://t.co/0Uo4kqA6qh pic.twitter.com/YLVX8wgxkI— E! News (@enews) April 12, 2021