Weekend box office news… Beyonce performs at a wedding… Grammy nominations were announced… Offset not taking breakup well… and Who is taking up for Kevin Hart?
It’s not three weeks at the top for “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which earned another $16.2 million over the weekend. “The Grinch” is still stuck at number 2 with $15.2 million. Coming in third was “Creed II” with $10.3 million. But we have a lot to look forward to in the next couple weeks! Next weekend, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “The Mule,” and “Mortal Engines” will be released, and the next weekend we get “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Aquaman,” and “Bumblebee.”
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) December 10, 2018
When the daughter of the richest man in India gets married, no expense is spared. Mukesh Ambani is head of the Reliance Industries conglomerate and is worth a reported $42 billion. So when his daughter Isha asked for a performance by Beyonce, he got her Beyonce. In addition to a ton of Bollywood stars, Hillary Clinton was among the wedding guests who got to enjoy Beyonce’s Beyonce-ness as she performed some of her biggest hits, including “Crazy in Love” and “Perfect.” We don’t know what Beyonce charges for these things, but the wedding is rumored to have cost one billion dollars.
Beyoncé performing at Isha Ambani-Anand’s wedding in India 💕 pic.twitter.com/38un0UD5Hf
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) December 9, 2018
The Grammy nominations were announced on Friday. Kendrick Lamar leads with eight noms, thanks to his work curating the “Black Panther” soundtrack. Drake is right behind Kendrick with seven and Lady Gaga has five nominations — four of them from the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack. Also getting five nominations was Cardi B, who found out about it as she was coming out of court on Friday, where she’s dealing with charges that she ordered her posse to attack two strip club bartenders. Cardi posted the video of a photographer giving her the news and captioned it, “This is not how I expected to find out I’m nominated for a Grammy! I need a do over!” with lots of crying and face-palming emojis. The biggest snub may be Taylor Swift. While “Reputation” was the top selling album of the year, Taylor only got one nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. “The Greatest Showman” was also largely ignored. It sold more that the soundtracks for “Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born,” but only earned one nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) December 7, 2018
Offset isn’t taking the breakup of his marriage very well. Apparently, he’s still blaming all of us for Cardi B dumping him. Yesterday he tweeted, “(BLANK) YALL I MISS CARDI.” TMZ is reporting that Offset believes that all the haters are keeping him from winning back Cardi’s love. Apparently, she reads all the social media posts that people write telling her how awful Offset is and how she’s better off without him.
Cardi B Switches Up 'Motorsport' Lyrics, Talks Divorce from Offset https://t.co/Exi2LE1XMK
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 10, 2018
Nick Cannon isn’t defending what Kevin Hart tweeted, but he is calling out the hypocrisy over the LACK of criticism other comedians haver received who’ve also tweeted homophobic messages. He called out three female comedians in particular — Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman — reposting tweets from 6 and 8 years ago, wondering where the backlash is for them. So far, none of these women have commented on Nick’s posts.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 9, 2018