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#CrapOnCelebrities: More Kevin Spacey allegations, most recorded holiday songs and #Spotify numbers for the year
Netflix fired Danny Masterson. He has been accused of sexually assaulting four women in the early 2000s. This a day after news that a Netflix exec unwittingly told a woman who accused him of raping her that it didn’t believe the accusations against him. Four women claimed that he raped them in the early 2000s, prompting an LAPD investigation in late 2016. The investigation is ongoing. Masterson has denied the accusations and issued a statement via his lawyer to the Huffington Post on Tuesday. The statement in part said: “In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all.” Masterson will appear in new episodes of The Ranch, set to premiere on Netflix December 15th. He will also reportedly appear in some of the episodes that have been filmed next season and are set to air next year. Ashton Kutcher also stars in The Ranch.
Dominick DeLuca, a former MTV VJ is sharing his own alleged story of sexual assault at Kevin Spacey’s hands. DeLuca posted his story, which detailed an encounter in 1997, on his private Instagram page. According to Page Six, DeLuca says he was bent over boxes in the storeroom of his L.A. shop when Spacey came up behind him and pulled his hair and slammed his pelvis into him. DeLuca said he isn’t down for that gay stuff and Spacey allegedly said everyone in LA is gay for pay at some point. Luckily for DeLuca his friend walked and “saved the day”
Meanwhile, Billy Bush went on “The Late Show” to talk about Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape, because of a report last week that Trump was telling people it wasn’t his voice. But Billy Bush came out and confirmed it was Trump’s voice.(AUDIO) And here’s Billy Bush talking about why he believes the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct.
Alec Baldwin is making a TV show for ABC based on his podcast “Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin,” He will begin taping episodes in New York next week. The production is said to be part of a deal he signed to continue hosting the ABC game show “Match Game.” Under the terms of the deal, his production company, El Dorado Pictures, is developing scripted and unscripted projects for ABC.
An autopsy report released on Tuesday reveals that late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington had alcohol in his system at the time of his death. Bennington’s blood also tested “presumptive positive” for MDMA (ecstasy). Two subsequent tests, however, did not detect the drug. The singer died of suicide by hanging this past July. It was previously reported that authorities found a prescription bottle of Zolpidem (generic Ambien) on his dresser, a pint glass of Corona that was less than half full and an empty bottle of Stella Artois near his body. A month before his death, Bennington told friends he’d been sober for six months.
JOHN MAYER was hospitalized yesterday for an emergency appendectomy. John is currently on tour with DEAD & COMPANY, but they had to postpone last night’s show in New Orleans. They haven’t announced a new date yet. There’s also no word when John will be ready to play again. Dead & Company have two more dates left on their current tour . . . tomorrow in Orlando and Friday in Fort Lauderdale. There’s been no announcement yet on those shows, but they could probably get along without him.
Tons of actors have played Santa Clause . . . from Fred Astaire to Ed Asner to Tim Allen. Even Hulk Hogan took a turn. (Santa with Muscles) Now Netflix is suiting up KURT RUSSELL!!! That’s right . . . Snake Plissken from “Escape from New York”will be Santa. The movie doesn’t have a title yet, but it’s a pretty basic family flick: Two kids try to prove Santa is real by catching him on camera, but they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash. So they have to help get Christmas back on track. Sadly, it won’t be out until NEXT Christmas
Here are the Top 15 most-recorded holiday songs, according to the music licensing company Music Reports
1. “Silent Night”, recorded 137,315 times
2. “White Christmas”, 128,276 versions
3. “Jingle Bells”, 89,681 versions
4. “The Christmas Song”, 80,064 versions
5. “Winter Wonderland”, 70,471 versions
6. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, 68,669 versions
7. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, 65,377 versions
8. “Joy to the World”, 59,767 versions
9. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, 56,552 versions
10. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, 54,446 versions
11. “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, 49,384 versions
12. “O Holy Night”, 48,665 versions
13. “Silver Bells”, 48,440 versions
14. “Blue Christmas”, 42,375 versions
15. “The Little Drummer Boy”, 37,150 versions
“Last Christmas”, which was originally recorded by WHAM!, came in at #27 with 17,806 versions.
And Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is 30th, with 13,419 versions.
Spotify just released a lot of ‘year-end’ data . . . like the most-streamed artists and songs, both domestically and worldwide. The Top Male Artist Worldwide was Ed Sheeran, with over 6.3 billion streams. That easily surpasses the 4.7 billion that Drake had last year when he was #1. And for the THIRD year in a row, the Top Female Artist was Rihanna.
The Most Streamed Song was Ed’s “Shape of You”, which became the most streamed track of all time on Spotify, now with over 1.4 billion streams.
The Most Streamed Album was his “Divide”.
The most-streamed GROUP was Coldplay.
The Top Five Male Artists in the U.S. were: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd, in that order.
The Top Five Female Artists in the U.S. were: Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Halsey.
The Top Five Tracks in the U.S. were: “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar, “XO Tour Llif3” by Lil Uzi Vert, “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran, “Congratulations” by Post Malone, and “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber.
The Top Five Albums in the U.S. were: “Damn” by Kendrick Lamar, “More Life” by Drake, “Stoney” by Post Malone, “Starboy” by The Weeknd, and “Divide” by Ed Sheeran.
The most-streamed DAY was June 13th . . . and they say that was “measured by most streams per user.”
And the “emerging genres” of 2017 were: Melodic Power Metal, Chaotic Black Metal, Chillhop, Trap Latino, Future Funk, Jumpstyle, Serialism, Cinematic Dubstep, Vintage Swoon, and Gamecore.
You a fan of Tupac? Get your cash out if you want to own a full frontal dong shot. The picture was taken in the middle of a 1990 house party in Marin County. He liked to get it out in front of friends for the shock value. His girl at the time was tired of it. Or possibly tired BECAUSE OF IT, so she said she would take a picture of it if he kept getting it out. He did and she did and now she is selling it. The picture, not his junk. She wants to privately sell it for $7,500. A rock ‘n’ roll auction house is accepting offers, but if she can’t get the asking price, she plans to let it go to the highest bidder.
LINDSAY LOHAN is now hanging out with an Asian billionaire bodybuilding arm wrestler who calls himself the Korean Hulk. His real name is Je-Yong Ha, and he might not actually be a billionaire. Maybe he’s trying to become Internet-famous by appearing richer than he is. Also, he’s a MONSTER, and he is indeed a competitive weightlifter and arm wrestler. He currently lives in Russia, which is where they might have met. She says they’re just friends. On a side-note, he posted one interesting video. A little girl came up begging, and he tried to give her money. But Lindsay explained to him that kids over there are USED as beggars, and she didn’t want to support that system. AND she still has the weird accent
And she apparently is back in the US I guess for the holidays and has been wanting to get back into film, and is using her time in New York to take meetings regarding potential projects. She says acting has always been her true passion, and she feels the experiences she gained traveling around the world over the past few years have helped refine her performing talents. She just taped scenes earlier this year for the second season of the British comedy, “Sick Note,” which hasn’t aired yet. She is willing to wait and attach herself to the right script and project available to her.
Director Bryan Singer has been fired from that Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody because of “a pattern of unreliable behavior on the set,”. It was reported last Friday that production of the film had shut down after Singer failed to return to the London set after Thanksgiving. He is all over social media saying he was fired for caring for his sick parent.
QUENTIN TARANTINO came up with an idea for what he thinks would be an awesome “Star Trek” movie. He pitched it to J.J. ABRAMS, and Paramount is putting it together, with Quentin possibly directing. Right now he’s working on a film about the Manson Family murders, with MARGOT ROBBIE possibly playing actress SHARON TATE.
Lionsgate is dropping John Travolta‘s upcoming John Gotti movie — just 10 days out. No explanation but they are selling “Gotti” back to the production company. It was set to come out on Dec. 15.
10 Best Movies of the Year,’ from Rolling Stone
2. “Get Out”
3. “Call Me By Your Name”
4. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
5. “The Post” . . . a Meryl Streep movie that opens Christmas week.
6. “Lady Bird”
7. “The Shape of Water”
9. “A Ghost Story”
10. “Phantom Thread” . . . a Daniel Day Lewis movie opening Christmas Day.
EMINEM has released the track list for his new album “Revival” . . . and it features a lot of non-rap guests. In addition to Beyoncé, they include: Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, X Ambassadors, Pink, Skylar Grey, and Kehlani. Eminem also worked with Pink on her song “Revenge”, off “Beautiful Trauma”. His album will be out NEXT Friday, the 15th.
The biggest tours of 2017 include Guns N’ Roses, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Stevie Nicks. DEPECHE MODE never had a #1 hit in the US but crushed in on the road in 2017. According to Bloomberg.com, they sold 1.27 MILLION tickets over the first nine months of this year . . . and that’s more than Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber or Bruno Mars. And in October, they became the first act to sell out four consecutive shows at the Hollywood Bowl.
Uproxx.com has a comprehensive list of ‘The 50 Best Songs of 2017,’ and it’s pretty diverse.
Here’s the Top 10:
1. “Praying”, Kesha
2. “Love Galore”, SZA and Travis Scott
3. “Bodak Yellow”, Cardi B
4. “Thinking of a Place”, The War on Drugs
5. “Liability”, Lorde
6. “Ballad of the Dying Man”, Father John Misty
7. “Wild Thoughts”, DJ Khaled and Rihanna
8. “If We Were Vampires”, Jason Isbell
9. “Smoking Section”, St. Vincent
10. “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me”, Fleet Foxes
• The 21st season finale of “South Park” on Comedy Central
• The fourth season finale of “Broad City” on Comedy Central
Johnny “Football” Manziel is 25.
Judd Apatow is 50.
Debbie Rowe is 59. Michael Jackson’s hired uterus.
Steven Wright is 62. Melancholy comedian with clown-hair.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…some of his work can be heard on albums like Shiny Happy People, Everybody Hurts, What’s the Frequency Kenneth, and Losing My Religion. Guitarist for R.E.M Peter Buck is 61 years old.
Today’s birthday girl has been on Santa’s naughty list for YEARS..and she’s shown why in her 339 fine films including:
- Thighs & Dolls
- Bringing Up The Rear
- Battlestar Orgasmica
- Anal Shame
- Mommy’s Got Huge Boobs
- Butt Bongo Babes
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…The Exit Is To The Rear
BRITTANY O’CONNEL is 45 YEARS OLD