MTV Video Music Awards… Johnny Manziel’s second agent dropped him… Kylie Jenner & Blac Chyna hanging out… Michael Strahan & Kelly Ripa don’t get along… and Justin Timberlake’s heartfelt Prince tribute
For the first time in its 33-year history, on August 28, the MTV Video Music Awards will be held at Madison Square Garden. Yes, it was way back in 1984 when the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall. The show was hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler. Herbie Hancock was the big winner that night, taking home five Moonmen. Michael Jackson won three. The Cars’ “You Might Think” won Video of the Year. But perhaps what most people remember from that first VMAs was Madonna’s writhing performance of “Like a Virgin.”
While a grand jury met in Dallas to decide whether or not to indict Johnny Manziel for beating up his ex-girlfriend, Johnny was sleeping off his partying from the night before at the Nice Guy in LA. By the way, Johnny’s second agent in just three months followed through with his threat and dropped him on Tuesday after he didn’t seek help for his very obvious problems. It was also revealed this week that Nike dropped him, too. A decision from the grand jury is expected Monday.
How shocked were you to see Kylie Jenner’s IG post yesterday showing her with Blac Chyna and captioning it, “We’ve been best friends the whole time..” The sentiment may not be true but the fact is, it looks like things are a WHOLE lot better between these two now former enemies. And TMZ says Kim Kardashian is the one responsible. Sources say Kim called her former best friend Chyna a few weeks ago to talk about all the family drama that went down after Rob proposed to her. Reportedly, they both agreed that there was no reason for everyone to be at war because, in all fairness, Blac Chyna is the one who got Rob out of the house and has him working out and eating better. A few days later, Kylie and Chyna talked on the phone, which ultimately led to yesterday’s meeting and the resulting face-swapping Snapchat.
So on Tuesday, Michael Strahan waited until a few minutes before news hit the press to tell Kelly Ripa that he was leaving “Live with Kelly and Michael” to join “Good Morning America” full time in September. Kelly hit the roof and no-showed for Wednesday and Thursday’s shows. She’s now on a pre-scheduled vacation in Turks and Caicos through Monday and is scheduled to return to “Live” Tuesday, but we’ll have to see if that happens. But, here’s the thing — insiders told Page Six that Kelly and Michael don’t get along off camera. All that smiling and laughing and joking around was for show. One source said, “They could not stand each other, and whenever they communicated off-camera, it was always through their reps.” And now Kelly feels insulted because, according to the source, “She got him started. He stepped over her without an FYI, and now a nice morning show has become ABC’s newest drama.” In Michael’s defense, another source says he was told in no uncertain terms not to tell anyone — even Kelly — until Tuesday that he was moving to GMA.
Prince Rogers Nelson passed away yesterday at the age of 57. There’s no need to hash through all the rumors and speculation right now. Instead, this is what Justin Timberlake had to say on Instagram yesterday:
It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist… Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols… That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music… It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES… #RIPPrince