Taylor Swift Thanks Sam Lansky

Tom Nitti leaving ‘The Voice’… Yellowstone sparks rumors… Daddy Yankee announced his official retirement… Fourth woman accuses Diddy of sexual assault… and Taylor Swift thanks Sam Lansky

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Reba McEntire entered the playoff rounds of The Voice with five artists instead of six, explaining that Tom Nitti had to go home because of personal reasons. Rather than make us all wonder what happened, Tom decided to let us know what’s going on. First of all, Tom is a former Airborne Cavalry Scout who received the Purple Heart after suffering a serious brain injury during combat in Afghanistan. When he came home, Tom followed in his father’s footsteps and joined law enforcement, becoming a New York State Trooper. But he always had dreams of singing and was actually supposed to appear on Season 23 of The Voice — which was Blake Shelton’s last season. But Tom ended up deferring to this year because he didn’t have enough time to clear a leave of absence from his job. Reba was the only judge who turned her chair for him during blind auditions. He went on to win his battles round and Reba saved him during the knockouts round, but back home, Tom’s life was falling apart. Five months before Season 24 of The Voice aired, he filed for divorce. Right before filming the knockouts round, Tom got a letter from his lawyer urging him to come home because his ex-wife was going for primary custody of their two kids. He said he had to make a fast decision, and he chose family. Tom said it was sad because being a singer wasn’t just his dream, but it had become a dream for his kids, too. He said, “I am happy with the decision I made, but should it have come to that point? Absolutely not.”

Yellowstone fans are thinking Walker and Laramie got married! Ryan Bingham – who plays Walker — was wearing a wedding band while promoting his bourbon on Instagram. A source told TMZ that he and Hassie Harrison — who plays Laramie — were secretly married in her hometown of Dallas back in early October. Hassie and Ryan confirmed their romance with an Instagram post back in April. Over the summer, they bought a 10-acre horse ranch in Topanga Canyon for $4.6M. Meantime Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s ranch is suing one of his stars over the logo of his coffee brand. Cole Hauser — who plays Rip Wheeler — owns Free Rein Coffee Company. Tyler Sheridan owns Bosque Ranch. Apparently, Tyler thinks Free Rein’s logo is a little too similar to his ranch’s registered trademark, which has the letters B and R intertwining.

After performing the final concert of his La Meta Tour in Puerto Rico, Daddy Yankee announced he is stepping away from his music career to serve the Lord. Despite being one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time and having shelves filled with awards, Daddy Yankee still felt empty inside. So, he said, “…Those days are over. Someone was able to fill that emptiness. That is why tonight, I recognize, and I am not ashamed to tell the whole world that Jesus lives in me and that I will live for Him….All the tools that I have in my possession, such as music, social networks, platforms, a microphone – everything that Jesus gave me – is now for His kingdom. Thank you very much, Puerto Rico, and I hope that you walk with me in this new beginning.” And for this new beginning, Daddy Yankee is going back to his birth name, Ramón Ayala.

A fourth woman has come forward to accuse Diddy and 2 other men of drugging, raping and sex trafficking her back in 2003, when she was only 17. “Jane Doe” claims she was at a Detroit club with some friends when she met Harve Pierre, who was president of Bad Boy Entertainment at the time. Harve is one of the other two men this woman has accused of the assault. Diddy has issued a statement saying, “Enough is enough. For the last couple of weeks, I have sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy. Sickening allegations have been made against me by individuals looking for a quick payday. Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth.” In the meantime, 50 Cent is producing a documentary about these allegations against Diddy, and he has promised to donate all the proceeds to victims of sexual assault.

Person of the Year Taylor Swift got three Time magazine covers, but her favorite? The one with her cat Benjamin Button draped over her shoulders. In an Instagram post, Taylor said she has “trust issues when it comes to interviews,” but she “couldn’t be happier” that she did this one. In the article, Taylor talks about EVERYTHING — including her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian that led her to hide in London for over a year…her dating timeline with Travis Kelce…and why — unlike her last relationship — she’s not hiding this one. The reporter also interviewed several celebrities who sang the praises of Taylor, including Stevie Nicks, Shonda Rhimes, Phoebe Bridgers and Greta Gerwig. Taylor said she was “blown away” by all the nice things they had to say.

 

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