Diddy is bring back “Making the Band”… Netflix edit “13 Reasons Why”… Kris Jenner wants more… Austin Butler will play Elvis… and Luke picks a fight with Bachelorette Hannah on Twitter
Yesterday was Decision Day. Diddy posted a video saying he’d been looking for something to inspire him, and he finally found it. He’s going back to the well and he’s bringing back “Making the Band” on MTV. Let’s take a look at this, Diddy. Way back in 2002 — during season one of “Making the Band” — Diddy put together a hip-hop group named Da Band. Yeah. That didn’t go so well. So for season two, Diddy took a stab at putting together a girl group which became Danity Kane. Those girls did better than Da Band. They had a couple of successful albums, but there was a lot of drama and Aubrey O’Day publicly blamed Diddy for all of it. And you may not remember this — because I sure don’t! — but for season 3 Diddy tried launching a boy band called Day26 and a solo singer named Donnie Klang. And THAT was the end of “Making the Band.” Until now. Diddy said this time, it’s going to be different. It’s all social this time around. And it’s not just about America this time. Diddy is holding a global talent search, asking for people around the world to upload their auditions using #MTBcasting. And the reboot of the show will air sometime next year.
After getting a bunch of backlash, two years after it first aired, Netflix is finally deleting the almost 3-minute scene where 17-year-old Hannah takes her life from the season one finale of “13 Reasons Why.” Netflix tweeted about their decision, saying that while they’ve heard that “13 Reasons Why” encouraged a lot of young people to have these tough conversations, they’ve also “been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show. So on the advice of medical experts… we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one.” Brian released his own statement saying, “We believe this edit will help the show do the most good for the most people while mitigating any risk for especially young viewers.”
Double or nothing. It’s a risky bet that could pay off big, and that’s exactly what Kris Jenner is counting on. Kris is currently negotiating a new deal to bring back “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” for another five seasons. For her current deal, she got a $150 million contract for all the kids to split. This time around, she’s asking for $300 million! A source told Radar Online, “The finale ratings were everything she was hoping for and more. So now it is all on the network.”
Baz Luhrmann has his Elvis. Austin Butler will play young Elvis, with Tom Hanks playing his manager Col. Tom Parker. The movie is mostly about their relationship, following along as Elvis goes from being dirt poor to the King of Rock ’N Roll. Now that he has his Elvis, Baz will need to find the perfect Priscilla. Lana Del Ray believes it’s her. According to Radar Online, Lana believes this is the role she was born to play, and she’s been badgering Baz about it for months.
There was a ton of drama on last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” but there was even more drama on Twitter! First, Luke P went on Instagram to explain himself. He said it was never in his heart to “judge or condemn Hannah.” Luke said he was just letting her know where he stood in his beliefs and what he expected from a relationship, but he mistakenly thought they were on the same page about sex. He also felt like he didn’t represent Christ the way he should have and now he wants to put God first above everything. Then after seeing Hannah joking around about having sex in the windmill…..twice! Luke popped over to Twitter to let her know how he felt about her reaction. He wrote, “@AlabamaHannah The difference in how we view sin is seen in the response, I’m weeping at mine and you’re laughing at yours. All sin stings. My heart hurts for both of us.” She responded that “Jesus loved and ate with ‘sinners’ who laughed. and time and time again he rebuked ‘saints’ that judged. where do you fall Luke?” He tweeted back, “There is a difference between eating with sinners who laugh and sinners who laugh at their sin. Sin is the very thing that put Jesus on the cross and that’s not a laughing matter.” Hannah’s turn. “I have never said that i find my sin funny. i’m not going to be lectured on appropriate emotional responses by a guy who threw deli meat in a guys lap.” Luke rebutted, “Your tweets about the windmill and the wood were enough, it’s not about the action it’s about the response. If you want to talk about it, you know how to get ahold of me.”