Kevin Hart has stepped down from hosting next year’s Oscars ceremony, insisting he doesn’t want to be ”a distraction” on the night following the emergence of past homophobic tweets.
The 39-year-old comedian took to Twitter to confirm he will no longer front next year’s Oscars ceremony because he doesn’t want to ”be a distraction” following the emergence of past homophobic tweets, and he has said sorry to the LGBTQ community for his previous ”insensitive words”.
He tweeted: ”I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”
Kevin – who revealed just two days ago he was to host the 2019 Academy Awards, describing the moment as ”the opportunity of a lifetime” – also admitted he is hopeful he will be able meet Academy bosses again at some point.
He wrote: ”I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”
Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This is What you came for’ just joined the billion club on YouTube!
Psy was the first artist to cross the billion mark with Gangnam style, while Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, Adele, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony followed.
Little Mix have topped the UK albums chart with their fourth album Glory Days.
They beat new releases from both Metallica and Bruno Mars to claim the top spot, for the first time in their career.
The album has sold over 96,000 combined sales, meaning the girls have also broken two chart records.
Glory Days is now the fastest-selling number one album by any girl group in the past 15 years, since Destiny’s Child’s Survivor in 2001.
It also has the highest first week sales for a chart topping album by a UK girl group since Spice Girls’ Spiceworld sold 192,000 copies back in 1997.
There might be a possible Britney Spears and Tinashe collaboration in the future!
Brit shared a picture with Tinashe on Tuesday that she captioned “Neighbors say we’re causing a commotion…” That is a line from Spears’ song “Slumber Party,”
This got fans thinking that it might be an indication that a new version of the Glory track featuring Tinashe is on its way.
Lady Gaga’s much anticipated album ‘Joanne’ is dropping in a few days, and she just dropped a brand new track off the album named ‘A- Yo’.
The album has a pop vibe, but A-Yo seems to have more of a rock vibe with a catchy chorus.
Joanne is dropping on 21 October.
Tom Holland thinks he is the ”luckiest kid alive” to be able to play Spider-Man, and although he finds the suit ”uncomfortable” he doesn’t complain because he reminds himself of all the other actors who would jump at the chance of being in his place.
Tom also revealed that he has done most of his own stunts in the upcoming Spider Man movie, although he couldn’t undertake some of them for legal reasons.
Tom who appeared as Spider Man in Captain America: Civil War also teased that the fellow superheroes could reunite in the future for a follow up.
The European Music Awards announced the lineup of performances for its upcoming show.
Shawn Mendes, Zara Larsson, DNCE, Lukas Graham, who are all nominated for different categories will make their EMA debuts.
Meanwhile three-time EMA-winner Bruno Mars is also slated to perform, and will deliver the live debut of chart-climbing new single “24K Magic.”
Voting for the 2016 MTV EMAs is open until 5 November.
The Chainsmokers have earned an eighth week on top of the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Closer’ featuring Halsey.
In the meantime The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ featuring Daft Punk is rising to number 2 while Twenty One Pilots’ Heathens drops to number 3.
Major Lazer, Justin Beiber and Mo’s ‘Cold Water’ and DJ Snake and Justin Beiber’s ‘Let me Love you’ is rounding out the top 5.
Meanwhile D.R.A.M’s Broccoli is at number 6 while Shawn Mendes’ Treat you better’ is dropping to number 7 while Sia and Sean Paul’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ is at number 8 while The Chainsmokers’ and Daya’s ‘Don’t let me down’ and Gnash’s ‘I hate you, I love you’ is rounding out the top 10.
Finding Dory has become the fifth highest-grossing animated film in cinema history after hitting the $1 billion mark.
The family movie, which also stars Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, and Diane Keaton, topped the North American box office with $136.2 million upon its release and became the second biggest June opening of all time, behind Jurassic World.
It has since raked in $485 million in North America, making it the highest-grossing domestic release of 2016 to date.
Disney have been bringing the hits all year – three other releases in the past 12 months have also surpassed $1 billion in takings: Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Zootopia.
‘Closer’ by the Chainsmokers featuring Halsey tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, while it also tops Billboard’s Hot Electronic/ Dance chart for a seventh week as well.
Taking a look at the top ten on the Billboard 100, Heathens by 21 pilots are staying strong at number 2 while The Weeknd and Daft Punk jumps to number 3 with Starboy.
Meanwhile Major Lazer’s Cold Water and DJ Snake’s ‘Let me love you’ rounds out the new top 5.
Shawn Mendes is holding strong at number 6 with ‘Treat you better’ while Sia and Sean Paul drops to number 7 with Cheap Thrills while Broccoli by D.R.A.M is at number 8.
The Chainsmoker’s and Daya’s Don’t let me down’ and Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This is what you came for’ is rounding out the new top 10.