Grapevine: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton divorcing
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton divorcing
TMZ is reporting that one of country music’s cutest couples, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, are divorcing after four years. “This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately,” the couple said in a statement. “We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
Eminem and Jake Gyllenhaal surprise fans
At a Sunday night screening of the film “Southpaw,” rapper Eminem and the film’s star, Jake Gyllenhaal, surprised the Livonia audience with an unannounced appearance. Eminem is the movie’s executive producer and has two original songs in the film, which hits theaters Friday. “Southpaw” is a comeback story about fictional boxer Billy “The Great” Hope and also stars Rachel McAdams and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Bronson apologizes to Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killah posted a six-minute video verbally tearing down fellow rapper Action Bronson this week. Bronson appeared on ESPN’s “SportsNation” earlier this month and when asked about the comparisons between the two rappers, Bronson said “he’s not rapping like this no more.” Ghostface took that as an insult and came back with a profanity-laden diatribe with a Teddy Pendergrass’ “Be For Real” playing in the background. “I was supposed to destroy you a long time ago,” said Ghostface, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. “Who gives you the right to even mention my name.” Bronson — who was nominated as Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards just two years ago — backed down and took to Twitter. “When ur (sic) wrong ur wrong and I was wrong,” he tweeted Monday. “I apologized for the comments. I’ll always be a stand-up human. Much love.”
Garrison Keillor retiring for sure this time
Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of the popular “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show, says he means it this time: He’s retiring. In an interview Monday with the Associated Press, he said he plans to step down after next season following four decades of entertaining listeners with his baritone voice and folksy comedy sketches about Lake Wobegon.
■“American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino married boyfriend Kendall Taylor on Sunday. She posted photos on Instagram of her and her new husband, as well shots of the decor at the reception, which was red, white and black.
■Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” is a million seller. HarperCollins announced Monday that its combined print, electronic and audio formats has sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S. and Canada, a figure which includes first-week sales and months of pre-orders.
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