Here’s everything you missed in entertainment over the weekend and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged
Justin Bieber finally proposed to Hailey Baldwin
Justin, 24, and Hailey, 21, got engaged on Saturday evening in the Bahamas during dinner at a local restaurant, according to TMZ which was the first to report the news.
One of R. Kelly‘s former girlfriends is opening up about her time in the singer’s alleged “sex dungeon,” where she claims the music star had been “training” women to be his “pets” — including one girl from the time she was 14.
In a new BBC Three documentary, R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes airing Wednesday night, Kitti Jones recounts some of the darkest moments during their two years together — allegations the divorced mother of one first detailed in a profile for Rolling Stone published back in October.
Blackface calls out OAPs, Wizkid in new interview
Blackface, a former member of Plantashun Boiz, has chided on-air personalities for not playing his songs.
The singer told Punch:
“The so-called big OAPs like Freeze, who is always talking about pastors, are on the radio but they are not doing anything to push socially conscious songs that preach a message. But if Tekno sings a ‘Jogodo’, they will gladly play it. Their nonchalant attitude would destroy a lot of things and only bring more chaos,” he said.
Blackface also called out Wizkid for ‘taking’ his song without permission.
He said: “I have always advised the younger artists to seek the permission of older artistes before they use their songs but no one listened. Wizkid took my song, ‘Whine it,’ sang it with Banky W and put it on his album, ‘Starboy.’ That same song is on my album, ‘Dancehall business.’ When I raised the alarm, the whole media kicked against me and they stopped playing my music. Yet they say I am the bad one. How long would they keep sabotaging me?”
Chris Brown arrested on felony charge in Florida
Singer Chris Brown was arrested after his concert Thursday night on a felony battery charge stemming from an incident that occurred more than a year ago.
The battery charge was connected to an April 2017 incident in a Tampa club, according to Hegarty, where Brown allegedly punched a man who photographed him without his permission.
Yul Edochie now SSA to the governor of Anambra
Yul Edochie is now the Senior Special Assistant to the governor of Anambra on creative and entertainment media.
The Nigerian actor made this known on Instagram.
The former governorship candidate in Anambra said he is full of thanks to Governor Willie Obiano for trusting in him.
“I thank His Excellency Chief Dr. Willie Obiano (Akpokue Dike) Executive Governor of Anambra State for appointing me SSA to the Governor on Creative & Entertainment Media. Thank you, sir, for seeing the zeal in me to serve the people and believing in me. Special thanks to Ndi Anambra, Ndi youth for your support and prayers, I will not let you down.
I thank His Excellency Chief Dr Willie Obiano(Akpokue Dike) Executive Governor of Anambra State for appointing me SSA to the Governor on Creative & Entertainment Media. Thank you sir for seeing the zeal in me to serve the people and believing in me. Special thanks to Ndi Anambra, Ndi youth for your support and prayers, I will not let you down. Thank you to Senator Victor Umeh(Ohamadike), Chief of Staff of Anambra Primus Odili, Hon. Chinedu Obidigwe (Egbe ana agba Anyanwu), SSA on Project monitoring, parks and markets Hon. Chiejina Obieze(Onye rikanne) and many more. To all my fans and friends all over the world, thank you for your support, love and prayers. I got into politics so I can better the lives of the people. That vision will never change. Thank you Jesus!
Runtown brings an end to his contract with Eric Many
The relationship between the two parties which started in 2014 has officially been cut according to a press release made available by his management.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ leads global Box Office with $161m
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened at $161 million, including $85 million internationally. This makes it the 20th consecutive Marvel film to open No. 1 at the box office.
The sequel had the biggest debut in Korea with $20.9 million, followed by Mexico with $6.7 million, and Indonesia with $5.6 million. Other top territories were Russia ($4.9 million), Australia ($4.7 million), and Taiwan ($4.6 million).
Drake, Post Malone rule Nielsen Music mid-year charts
Drake and Post Malone had the highest volume of on-demand streams and Ed Sheeran has the top song in Nielsen Music’s mid-year report for the six-month period ending June 28, 2018, which was released Friday.
“The first half of 2018 has shown robust growth for the music industry, building upon the successes of the business in recent years,” said David Bakula, SVP of Industry Insights for Nielsen Music, in a statement.
“Fans have never before had access to music on the scale that we see today, and we expect even more gains for the industry in the six months ahead.”
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ crosses $1bn worldwide
The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise hit $1 billion at the global box office, making it the 35th movie to reach that milestone. “Fallen Kingdom” joins its predecessor, 2015’s “Jurassic World,” which ended its theatrical run with $1.7 billion.
Universal, the studio behind the film, now has released seven billion-dollar grossing movies.
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