Weekend box office news… Quantasia Sharpton publicly shamed… Tamar Braxton final album… “American Idol” is scrambling… and Kylie Jenner shows a baby bump
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was number one at the box office, debuting with $39 million. The sequel made more in its debut than the original, which earned $36.2 million its opening weekend. Coming in second was “It,” which earned another $30 million in its third weekend. Third place belonged to “The Lego Ninjago Movie” with $21.2 million.
Quantasia Sharpton was the first of Usher’s accusers to show her face, and she paid the price for it. After being publicly shamed for her weight, Quantasia has decided to have gastric sleeve surgery, hoping to go from 420 to 160. According to The Blast, Quantasia has also hired Mama June’s manager…
Tamar Braxton says she’s giving up her singing career to save her marriage. Her fifth and final album, “Bluebird of Happiness,” will be released this Friday and after that, she says she will just write songs for other artists. Tamar has been married to Vincent Herbert since 2008 and they have one son together. She told Entertainment Tonight that her husband is her best friend, but working together has been very hard, so she said, “…Whatever I can do to eliminate all of the stress and problems off of my relationship, I would rather do that.”
With only Katy Perry signed, “American Idol” is scrambling at the last minute to get their remaining judges signed. Everyone is saying that Luke Bryan is the definite choice for the second seat, but the deal isn’t signed. However, that is expected to happen within days. They’re still battling it out over the third seat. Will it be Lionel Richie or Charlie Puth? Or will they throw us a curve ball with someone from behind the scenes? TMZ is reporting that ABC believes that with Katy and Luke on board, they’re going to need some racial diversity. That’s where Lionel would come in, right? But Lionel is demanding a lot of money that they really don’t have. So TMZ found out that producers had a meeting with Troy Carter, who’s successfully managed the careers or superstars like John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Miguel and Lady Gaga, and was also one of the initial investors in Spotify.
News broke on Friday that Kylie Jenner is pregnant. She hasn’t confirmed anything. In fact, she’s been teasing us with pictures showing little peeks of what looks like a flat belly. But when she’s not posing at just the right angle, paparazzi have pictures of her trying to hide her weight gain with baggy tees and sweats. Sources say that Kylie is about 4 months along with Travis Scott’s baby. They’ve been dating since April. He’s reportedly telling his friends that they’re expecting a girl. Sources say Kylie’s family isn’t exactly thrilled by the baby news. She’s only 20 and they think she’s way too young for this responsibility.