‘Glee’ cast to reunite… TikTok stars Addison Rae & Bryce Hall split… Rihanna’s “Diamonds” was nearly an Eminem song first… Chris Harrison hires powerful lawyer… and The guy who found shrimp in his cereal is getting cancelledListen to “Showbiz – Mar 25, 2021” on Spreaker.
MOST of the cast of “Glee” will reunite at the “GLAAD Media Awards” to pay tribute to Naya Rivera, who passed away last summer in an accidental drowning. Lea Michele will not be a part of it. If you remember, she and Naya had a not-so-friendly relationship, which Naya wrote about in her tell-all book. But in Lea’s defense, fellow cast members Chord Overstreet and Diana Aaron weren’t listed as participating, either. Demi Lovato, who played Santana’s girlfriend on “Glee,” is confirmed to introduce the tribute. The “GLAAD Media Awards” will air April 8th on YouTube and Hulu.
Addison Rae and Bryce Hall have officially broken up AGAIN. We’d heard they broke up last month, but nothing was ever confirmed until now. When doing an interview about her new song called “Obsessed,” Addison broke the news. She said, “So the night recording this… I had dropped off my ex-boyfriend, my boyfriend at the time. I dropped him off at his house… He looked at me and was like, ‘I’m obsessed with you.’ And I was like, ‘Me too.’” The rumor is that Bryce cheated on Addison with another influencer in Vegas. Yesterday, Addison unfollowed Bryce but he still follows her.
One of Rihanna’s biggest hits almost wasn’t her song at all. Her 2012 song “Diamonds” was written by Benny Blanco, Sia, and a producer called Stargate. In a new interview, Benny said they originally wrote the song for either Kanye West or Lana Del Rey, and that Eminem even recorded a version of it. Eventually, it ended up with Rihanna, but Kanye did end up being on a remix.
Chris Harrison and Sharon Osbourne have one thing in common. They’ve both lawyered up after accusations of racism have threatened their jobs. After defending Rachael Kirkconnell for going to a plantation-themed party in 2018, Chris stepped down from hosting “After the Final Rose.” But then ABC announced Chris won’t be hosting the next “Bachelorette,” either. That job will be split between Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams. Perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, Chris hired the same attorney who represented Gabrielle Union in her recent dispute with “America’s Got Talent.” A source told Page Six, “Chris has always been the good company man, but, after the way he’s been treated by producers and executives over the past couple of weeks, he’s run out of cheeks to turn…Now he’s ready to tell the truth about how things really work over there — and he has plenty of evidence to back him up.” Sharon Osbourne has hired an attorney to deal with her mess on “The Talk.” She and co-host Sheryl Underwood got into a very heated, emotional dispute over Sharon’s defense of Piers Morgan and his opinion of Meghan Markle, which led to CBS putting the show on hiatus for two weeks. Since then, past hosts of “The Talk” have come forward to share their stories of Sharon’s abusive, racist comments. A source told Page Six that Sharon is fully expecting to be fired, but she’s not leaving without a huge payout from CBS. The source said, “The network will have to pay her a sizable settlement to keep her quiet after this…She knows where all the bodies are buried.”
My, how quickly things have turned. Jensen Karp became Twitter famous after allegedly finding cinnamon-coated shrimp tails in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It didn’t take long for people he’s wronged to come for him. It seems to have started with a basketball player named Melissa Stetten, who tweeted that Jensen is “a manipulative gaslighting narcissistic ex-boyfriend who once told me he was surprised I hadn’t killed myself because my life was so worthless.” She later posted, “Getting lots of texts from girls still in therapy over his terror.” Another woman retweeted a glowing article about Jensen’s cinnamon shrimp saga, adding, “That this is the most abusive person I have ever been with and I am crying as I type this.” Others are accusing Jensen of stealing their ideas. Comedian John Cullen tweeted, “Next thing you know shrimp man will claim that he found the podcast idea and name he stole from us in a bag of Cheerios.” And an artist added, “Just fyi, the shrimp tails guy is both a marketing professional and someone who’s lied to my face without flinching.”