Ed Sheeran has announced via Twitter he will release new music later this week. “Hello 2017,” Sheeran tweeted, along with a brief video clip showing him holding up a piece of paper that reads, “New music coming Friday.” No other information was immediately available.
Contact Music claims Ryan Gosling is going to play Neil Armstrong in a new movie about the astronaut’s life.
Britney Spears shared a peek into her New Year’s Eve celebrations, which were spent beside her rumoured boyfriend, Sam Asghari. Spears took to Instagram to share a photo in which the pair cozied up at a restaurant together as Asghari – who was her co-star in her “Slumber Party” music video – kept his arm tight around her shoulder.
George Michael’s boyfriend says he fell asleep in his car the night before he discovered the late singer dead inside his home. Fadi Fawaz, says he wasn’t with Michael on the night of his sudden passing and didn’t see his partner’s body until the next day. Michael, 53, was found dead on Christmas Day in his Goring, England home. His manager said the Wham! singer’s death stemmed from heart failure, but Michael’s autopsy report was inconclusive. Police said they were treating the death as “unexplained but not suspicious.” On Sunday, Fawaz denied posting a series of tweets to his Twitter account speculating that Michael committed suicide and claimed the distressing messages were posted by a hacker. “My Twitter account has been hacked and closed,” Fawaz told The Mirror. “It’s a bit scary to be honest. I did not send those tweets. I woke up at 11:30 a.m. to the news.” Fawaz began dating Michael in 2009.
Ben Affleck says he may not direct the upcoming standalone Batman film after all. “That’s the idea,” he told The Guardian, when asked in an interview if he would be directing the movie. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
Contact Music claims Lindsay Lohan has written a script for Mean Girls 2. She told CNN: “I have been trying so hard to do a Mean Girls 2. It is not in my hands. I know that Tina Fey and (producer) Lorne Michaels and all of Paramount (Pictures) are very busy. But I will keep forcing it and pushing it on them until we do it. I have already written a treatment for it. I just need a response.”
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells The Hollywood Reporter that The Bachelor is ruining romance. ”You’re not even in the running for love unless you fit a very narrow ideal of Ken and Barbie doll physical beauty. These shows promote the scorched-earth effects of raising females to be continually judged physically above all other attributes and then measured against impossible physical standards that has marginalized a majority of girls and women — and made billions for the beauty products, clothing, and cosmetic surgery industries.”
Drake and Jennifer Lopez fueled dating rumours Thursday by sharing a kiss at a winter party. The 30-year-old rapper and 47-year-old singer were spotted smooching at a “Winter Wonderland” formal where they were crowned king and queen. Drake and Lopez kissed and danced as their rumored musical collaboration appeared to play in the background. On New Year’s Eve, J.Lo attended Drake’s show at the Hakkasan Las Vegas nightclub. Lopez had recently canceled her own New Year’s Eve show at Miami’s E11even nightclub.