Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Brutally Beaten

Zachary Levi ‘biggest issue’… Guiness World Records update… Ed Sheeran’s documentary… Jewel claims her mother ‘embezzled’… and Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine brutally beaten

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“Shazam: Fury of the Gods” bombed at the box office this past weekend, earning just $30M on its opening weekend. Star Zachary Levi is putting the blame on poor marketing. Even though the movie studio reportedly dumped $100M to market “Shazam 2,” Zachary tweeted, “I think the biggest issue we’re having is marketing. This is a perfect family movie, and yet a lot of families aren’t aware of that. Which is just a shame.”

According to the people who determine these things at Guinness World Records, The Weeknd is now statistically the most popular musician on the planet. The Weeknd is the first artist to hit 100M monthly listens on Spotify, and he also holds the the record for having the most monthly Spotify listeners with 111.4M. Coming in second is Miley Cyrus with 82.4M monthly listens, followed by Shakira with 81.6M, Ariana Grande with 80.6M, Taylor Swift with 80.2M, Rihanna with 78.5M, and Ed Sheeran with 77.5M.

The trailer for Ed Sheeran’s docuseries “The Sum of It All” dropped Monday. The 4-part series follows Ed’s journey from stuttering little boy to worldwide superstar, with deeply personal behind-the-scenes drama. It debuts May 3 on Disney+. But Ed’s not the only one with a docuseries coming soon. “Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now” hits Netflix on April 5. It’s named after a song Lewis wrote about mental health, which he’s been struggling with for years. Lewis posted on social media that he was “extremely hesitant” to do the documentary, but “now that this film, two and a half years in the making, is finally coming out, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t wildly nervous.” Lewis admitted, “…The whole film became way more intimate than I’d ever imagined so it feels like a particularly vulnerable position to be in.” And finally, Demi Lovato makes her directorial debut with a feature-length documentary that promises to “deconstruct the highs and lows of growing up in the spotlight through the lens of some of the world’s most famous former child stars, including Lovato.” It set to debut on Hulu next year.

Jewel recently revealed on a podcast that her manager mother had embezzled over $100M from her throughout her career. Jewel said, “I didn’t really realize what my mom was until I was 30-something. I woke up and realized she embezzled all of my money, over $100 million. Thirty-four years old, realize I’m $3 million in debt, realize my mom stole it, realize everything I thought my mom was, isn’t what she was, very difficult psychological thing to come to terms with.”

Tekashi 6ix9ine got his butt whooped inside the men’s locker room at an LA Fitness gym in Miami last night, five years after testifying against the Bloods and Cardi B. Back in 2018, Tekashi was facing 47 years to life if he was convicted on charges that include racketeering, firearm possession, armed robbery and attempted murder. So he got on the witness stand and started ratting out gang members, which the judge rewarded with a 2-year sentence, giving him credit for the 13 months he’d already served. Then Covid hit, so after 4 months behind bars, Tekashi was allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. Since then, Tekashi has kept a security team around him in case anybody wanted to get even. But his lawyer told TMZ that Tekashi didn’t have any security with him last night when 3 guys jumped him at the LA Fitness. There’s video posted of the attack online, showing Tekashi curled into a fetal position as he’s getting pummeled. The video is captioned, “Not in the south you rat b**** got his a**.” Tekashi was taken to the hospital to be treated for his facial injuries.


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