Colton Underwood’s wedding… Beyoncé’s hair-related business endeavour… “We Are Family” premiering in 2024… “Austin” dropping on July 28th… and Taylor Lautner on “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)”

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In April 2021, the same month he told Robin Roberts he was gay, former Bachelor Colton Underwood met political strategist Jordan C. Brown at a party in LA. Ten months later they were engaged and this past weekend, they had a 3-day wedding celebration in Napa Valley. Colton told People magazine that he and Jordan “wanted to break some of the traditional norms of what a ceremony and wedding look like.” For instance, Colton’s mom walked the couple’s dogs Zooka and Scout down the aisle. That was it for the wedding party. Then Colton and Jordan walked down the aisle together and then recited vows they wrote themselves. As guests exited the ceremony, the couple hired Stanford University’s artistic swimming team to perform and then had a disco-themed pool party. In keeping with the grooms’ wishes to break the rules, Olivia Wilde posted a photo in a white slip dress, captioning it, “Wore a wedding dress to a wedding just so I could make a joke about it in my toast.” She also added a picture of her hugging Colton while Jordan looks on. She said, “The grooms approved.” It turns out Olivia is a longtime friend of Jordan. Other celebrity guests included Chris Harrison and Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk.

Beyonce posted a picture of herself, casually curling her hair followed by a photo of Blue Ivy getting her braids done….WAIT! THAT’S NOT BLUE IVY! That’s a young Beyonce! The next slide is an announcement from Queen Bey herself, teasing what sounds like a new haircare line. She wrote, “How many of ya’ll knew my first job was sweeping hair in my mama’s salon? Destiny’s Child got our start by performing for clients while they were getting their hair done. I was exposed to so many different kinds of entrepreneurial women in her salon. I saw firsthand how the ways we nurture and celebrate hair can directly impact our souls. I watched her heal and be of service to so many women. Having learned so much on my hair journey, Ive always dreamed of carrying on her legacy. I can’t wait for you to experience what I’ve been creating. (Heart) B”

After rumors that the family is preparing for the worst, Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne posted that her dad’s been out of the hospital for weeks! In fact, she says he’s playing pickleball while he continues to recover from his “medical complication.” And even though he wasn’t well enough in time to film “Beat Shazam,” plans are still on schedule for Jamie and Corinne to host another game show for Fox that debuts next year. In the official description of “We Are Family,” it says, “Showcasing non-famous relatives of celebrities performing duets with their hidden famous family member, ‘We Are Family’ will feature a studio audience entirely comprised of 100 contestants playing through multiple rounds of clues and gameplay to win up to $100,000 each by correctly guessing which celebrity the performer is related to before they are revealed. Celebrities appearing on ‘We Are Family’ will range from musicians and professional athletes to actors and beyond.” Guessing celebrity relatives is also the premise of Kevin and Franklin Jonas’ reality competition series, “Claim To Fame,” which returns for Season 2 on ABC on June 26.

Post Malone went on Instagram to announce that his fifth studio album is coming out July 28, and he named it “Austin,” because that’s his real name. Post said he’s really trying to push himself with this album and he plays guitar on every song. He also announced his second single from the album, “Mourning,” will come out this Friday. The first single, “Chemical,” has been out 4 weeks. It got as high as No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is now ranked No. 21. Post then revealed the dates for his upcoming “If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying” tour. It kicks off July 8 in Noblesville, IN, and wraps up Aug. 19 in San Bernardino, CA. On Aug. 5, he’ll be on his home turf — Dallas, TX.

On May 5, Taylor Swift posted, in part, “It fills me with such pride and joy to announce that my version of Speak Now will be out July 7…I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness. I love this album because it tells a tale of growing up, flailing, flying and crashing… and living to speak about it.” Taylor also said she’s adding six extra songs from the vault, which is exciting for fans, but maybe not for her exes. “Speak Now” has a lot of songs inspired by her exes, including Taylor Lautner. He was on the Today show with his wife Taylor to promote their podcast, “The Squeeze.” Taylor was asked if there’s a possibility he’ll be the subject of one of Taylor’s six new songs, and he said, “Yeah, I feel safe. Praying for John!” That would be John Mayer, of course. While Taylor wrote the album’s sweet “Back to December” about her breakup with Taylor, she decimated John with “Dear John.” John was 32 when he dated 19-year-old Taylor, and she called him out, singing, “Don’t you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?” Taylor’s still working through her anger over that breakup. Her bonus track “Would’ve, Should’ve, Could’ve from “Midnights (3am Edition)” may be the darkest song she’s ever written, and it’s obviously about John. There’s a good chance these upcoming songs from the vault are about him, too, and he’ll have to deal with the wrath of Taylor’s fans all over again. Back in 2012, John told “Rolling Stone” that he felt “really humiliated” by “Dear John,” and thought calling him out by name was a “really lousy thing to do.” He said, “It made me feel terrible because I didn’t deserve it. I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that.”


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