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  • BEYONCE TOPS POLLSTAR'S 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS OF 2016

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Beyoncé's Formation World Tour is out-earning every other tour in the world. Pollstar, which tallies the list, organizes entertainers by their average box office gross per city and date and includes the average ticket price for their shows globally.

    Beyoncé brought in more than $5.8 million, with an average ticket price of $125.18. By comparison, Justin Bieber brought in $1.77 million, with an average of $100.23 ticket price (he came in at #4) , and Rihanna brought in $1.19 million, with an average ticket price of $88.46 (coming in at #8).

    • In other Queen Bey news, the "Crazy in Love" singer was not feeling her wedding dress. But she was too nice to tell the designer, who happened to be her mother, Tina Knowles told the Today Show.
    • Said Tina: "She was so sweet to let me do that. She came back later one day and she said, 'You know, when my daughter gets married, I'm going to let her pick out her own dress.' Maybe she wasn't so excited about it at the time, but she's a sweetheart."


  • REPORT: IGGY AZALEA ENDED HER ENGAGEMENT BECAUSE NICK YOUNG GOT HIS BABY MAMA PREGNANT

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:00 EST

    The rumor mill has been buzzing that Iggy Azalea called off her engagement to Nick Young because he got his baby mama pregnant. According to Life & Style, a source said, "Nick waited until Keonna was four months pregnant to tell Iggy the news. He was drunk and had a lapse in judgment. He said it was a one-night stand and will never happen again. But it’s too late. He is having another son!" The insider went on to say, "Iggy was supportive of Nick’s friendship with Keonna. He took advantage of Iggy’s trust. Iggy seemed to blow everything off. This is something she can’t ignore, and it ruined their future together."

    Nick and Keonna have a four-year-old son together.

    • Fameolous also reported that Nick is a new father, saying, "Congrats to #Nickyoung on his new bundle of joy. 4 months to be exact. Him and his BM doesn't have to hide their relationship that never ended."


  • RIHANNA DROPS 'SLEDGEHAMMER' VIDEO

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Rihanna's Star Trek soundtrack single "Sledgehammer" is being unveiled today (Thursday) at Imax theaters at 9 am EST. Following that preview, "Sledgehammer" will be available on Vevo and TIDAL.

    While the song got a decent start at retail, it hasn't done any serious chart damage (on Wednesday it was #24 on U.S. iTunes). Observers think RiRi, who excels in the world of single streams, will find serious inroads with the video release.

    • She released a preview on Instagram on Wednesday to whet fans' appetites.


  • FANS SLAM CHER FOR USING BOMB EMOJI IN ISTANBUL TWEET

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Cher seems to be having trouble with the finer points of emoji etiquette.

    When the 70-year-old took to Twitter to extend her condolences to victims of the terrorist attack in Turkey's Ataturk airport Tuesday, she said: "We all pray for innocent ppl in turkey airport." She stepped into trouble by accompanying the kind thoughts with a bomb and explosion emoji.

    • Twitter users piled on, calling her use of emojis "hideously inappropriate" and "insensitive" with comments from @gvemeabreak like: "Really Cher? Bomb emojis? Grow up!"
    • At least 41 people died and 239 more were injured when three suicide bombers armed with AK-47s attacked Atakurk airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
    • Cher reportedly responded in a second tweet, saying she "didn't think" before posting with the emojis, adding: "Everyone who knows me knows I'm tender to people who are hurting."


  • LADIES: JOHN MAYER IS READY TO SETTLE DOWN

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Notorious ladies man John Mayer, 38, says he is finally ready to find a nice girl and settle down. His roster of previous romantic interests includes Jennifer Asiston, Katy Perry, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Taylor Swift.

    Speaking on What What Happens Live Tuesday night, the singer said he has "worked hard" to get to a place where he is truly read for love.

    • Said Mayer: "I'm ready to roll, I'm older and more mature than I've ever been and the stage is set. There's nobody on the stage, but I'm excited for a meet cute…because I feel ready…I'm very protective of that zone because I know how much I worked and how hard I worked to get that zone there."


  • QUICKIES

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:00 EST

    JUSTIN BIEBER IS NO LONGER ON PROBATION: Justin Bieber's probation has been lifted for good behavior. He was on probation throwing eggs (technically misdemeanor vandalism) at his Calabasas neighbor's home in January of 2014, TMZ reports. He was ordered to pay $80,000 in damages and carry out 40 hours of community service, as well as serve two years on probation.

    TAYLOR SWIFT, TOM HIDDLESTON HIT THE VATICAN: Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston continued their international love affair on Wednesday, this time hitting the Vatican for a PDA-filled tour.

    PHARRELL WILLIAMS HITS SESAME STREET: Grammy Award winning singer Pharrell Williams appeared on Sesame Street to share his love of books. In the episode, Pharrell teaches Elmo and Cookie Monster that, with a book, they can go anywhere and see anything. He also, naturally, sings an enchanting ditty called "B Is for Book."



  • TAYLOR WHO? CALVIN HARRIS LIVES IT UP WITH BOAT OF BABES

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:00:00 EST

    While ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have been very publicly canoodling all over the world, Calvin Harris has been laying low. Until now.

    The Scottish DJ hit the waters of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico on a yacht with some guy friends and a bevy of very happy looking, attractive women. He posted a selfie with the ladies on Snapchat with the cryptic caption: "I write songs."

    • Sources tell TMZ that "Calvin believes celebs are narcissistic, and all he wants is a normal girl. As for his type ... he's very, very clear — sexy latina ... a Sophia Vergara-type who is not famous."
    • Judging from the photographic evidence, mission accomplished!