Mike “The Situation” begins prison sentence… R. Kelly threatens Lifetime… Drake announcement coming soon… 50 Cent & Wendy Williams’ feud… and Selena Gomez back on Instagram
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino begins his 8-month sentence for tax evasion at a federal prison in upstate New York today. Mike was sentenced back in October, and knowing what was coming, he went ahead and married his high school sweetheart Lauren Pesce and had a huge Thanksgiving and Christmas with his family and friends. Mike knows it can get lonely behind bars, so he went on Twitter last night to ask us all to write him and he included his new prison address:
Michael Sorrentino #66910-050
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 1000
Otisville, NY 10963
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) January 15, 2019
R. Kelly is threatening to sue Lifetime for their documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.” In a shocking twist, streaming numbers for his music shot through the roof. But some artists who’ve collaborated with him don’t want to be associated with him anymore, and they’re working to have their recordings with R. Kelly removed from streaming services. They include Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Chance the Rapper, the Pussycat Dolls and Ciara. We’re waiting to see if other artists who collaborated with R. Kelly — including Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and many others — will follow suit.
R. Kelly's attorney hopes that he'll sue Lifetime: "We know those things didn't happen." https://t.co/1dnp8N2mNd
— E! News (@enews) January 11, 2019
Drake was doing a show for the Consumers Electronics Show at the XS Nightclub in Vegas last week when he told the crowd, “I’ll be back here at XS all year. You’ll have lots of chances to see me.” According to The Blast, Drake is locking in a multi-year deal with a minimum 10-show commitment at the XS Nightclub inside the Wynn Hotel. They’re hearing the deal is worth more than $10 million. The official announcement should be coming soon.
— Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) January 11, 2019
50 Cent and Wendy Williams have been feuding for forever. He goes at her on social media and she goes at him on her Hot Topics segment. But now that she’s extended her return to daytime TV to continue recovering from a fractured shoulder, 50 is still going hard. He went on Instagram and posted a side-by-side shot of Wendy next to E.T. the Extra Terrestrial wearing that little girl Gertie’s clothes and a blonde wig from the movie. 50 captioned it, “Wendy williams reported seen in Brooklyn creeping, trying to find her a Boo Thang. LOL “ This morning 50 posted another not-so-great picture of Wendy looking caught by surprise and captioned it, “b**** you think I’m playing, everybody that did some (BLANKETY BLANK) gone pay. get the strap LOL” He deleted it in less than an hour and posted a picture of himself, captioning it, “OK Let’s just start over, Good morning people. Positive Vibes only!!!” Will Wendy fire back when she returns to her talk show next Monday? WILL she be back next Monday? In the meantime, CNN’s Don Lemon is filling in for her.
The most savage man on the internethttps://t.co/gIECYdH7sj
— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) January 15, 2019
On September 23, Selena Gomez told us she was taking a break from social media, and she meant it! After completing treatment for her mental health, Selena’s been having some fun and getting back out there with her friends. And now, after an almost four month absence, Selena is back on Instagram! She surprised us yesterday with three artsy black-and-white photos, which she captioned, “It’s been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support. Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth. It’s always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it’s not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all.”
— billboard (@billboard) January 14, 2019