Ryan Reynolds’ investment… Nick Carter accused… Billy Porter’s Met Gala invitation ‘revoked’… Concert news… and Kylie Jenner visits Timothée Chalamet’s homeListen to “Showbiz – Aug 30, 2023” on Spreaker.
Ryan Reynolds sold his Aviation American Gin company for $610M. Will he have the same luck with beer? Ryan and his friend Rob McElhenney bought the struggling Welsh football club Wrexham AFC — which apparently was news to Ryan’s wife Blake Lively. Thanks to their investment in the team, after a 15 year absence, Wrexham won promotion back to the English Football League. It’s like real life Ted Lasso! Now to capitalize on the success of their soccer team, Ryan and Rob are launching a line of beer inspired by football/soccer. He’s already licensed the names “It’s Always Sunny in Wrexham,” which is based off his buddy Rob’s TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The second name is “R&R Lager,” which stands for Ryan and Rob. The third is “Max Effort Lager,” which is named after Ryan’s production company, Maximum Effort. On top of the new beer venture, over the summer, Ryan’s investment group — which includes Michael B. Jordan — acquired a 24% equity stake in F1’s Alpine Race team.
A third woman — who is remaining anonymous — is suing Nick Carter for a sexual assault. Back in 2003, when she was 15 and Nick was 23, the woman claims Nick got her drunk and then forced himself on her aboard a yacht and on a tour bus. Nick say it never happened. Apparently, this woman originally made these charges 20 years ago, but Nick’s lawyer said an investigation turned up nothing and no charges were filed. This would’ve been around the same time two other women say they were assaulted by Nick. The first woman to come forward was Melissa Schuman from the girl group Dream. She claims Nick assaulted her in 2002. The second was Shannon Ruth, who says she was assaulted on Nick’s tour bus in 2001. Melissa has been accused of coaching Shannon, and Nick says he has witnesses who will testify that Shannon is lying. Nick’s legal team told TMZ that he’s “looking forward to the evidence being presented and the truth about these malicious schemes coming to light.”
Nick Carter accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl in 2003 aboard a yacht in new lawsuit https://t.co/qO71WAfAT3— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 30, 2023
Harry Styles made history as the first man to grace the cover of Vogue magazine, and he did it wearing a dress. Billy Porter had a big problem with that, saying he felt like the only reason Harry was chosen for the cover because he’s white and straight when Billy is the one who made it possible for men in dresses to become acceptable. Billy’s still mad about it, too. He recently did an interview with “The Telegraph” and said that after he expressed his displeasure to Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, “That b**** said to me at the end, ‘How can we do better?’” Billy said, he was caught off guard by that and didn’t say what he should’ve said. Well, Billy, what you SHOULDN’T have said was the “B” word. A source told RadarOnline that calling Anna a “B” got his invitation to Met Galas revoked!
"The repercussions of Porter's big mouth have been swift and decisive," a source spilled. https://t.co/wUBMvmWfOI— Radar Online (@radar_online) August 28, 2023
In concert news — 50 Cent’s is on his Final Lap tour, but he’ll have to take another swing through Phoenix before he’s done. Extreme heat forced 50 to postpone his show at the Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater in Phoenix last night. He posted on his IG, “For anyone who would like a refund, please go to the point of purchase for instructions. I’ll be back in Arizona soon! 116 degrees is dangerous for everyone.” For now, 50 is headed to a much-cooler California. And Travis Scott has announced the dates for his upcoming Utopia tour. He’s got shows in almost every major US market. In his home state of Texas, Travis will perform in Dallas and Austin, but he’s skipping his hometown of Houston. That’s where his infamous Astroworld tour in 2021 left 10 people dead and dozens injured. While a grand jury declined to indict him on criminal charges, but Travis is still facing civil lawsuits.
50 Cent postpones Phoenix show over 116 degree temperatures.— Complex (@Complex) August 29, 2023
"I’ll be back in Arizona soon! 116 degrees is dangerous for everyone." pic.twitter.com/fxwopAByfX
Travis Scott shares dates for The Circus Maximus Tour.— XXL Magazine (@XXL) August 30, 2023
October 11 – December 29 🗓️ pic.twitter.com/1COWnDIP2I
Earlier this month, a source told “Life & Style” magazine that things between Kylie Jenner and Timothée Chalamet had fizzled out, but friends were whispering that he had actually dumped her. That rumor appears to be completely untrue. Paparazzi snagged photos of the notoriously private couple leaving Tim’s mansion in Beverly Hills separately. First Tim took off in his new Lucid electric car. About 5 minutes later, Kylie drove away in her luxury Cadillac Escalade.