Grapevine: ‘Dr. Luke’ may be out at Sony
Will Sony drop ‘Dr. Luke?’
Buzz is growing that Sony Music may end its relationship with music producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald a year early then their contract requires. This comes as public support grows for pop star Kesha, who has accused Gottwald of rape. So far, the only source on this is an anonymous insider who talked to entertainment publication the Wrap. “The fact that this hasn’t already been taken care of is confusing, especially for people in the building,” said a source. Adele, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkston and other big names have already spoken out in support of Kesha. TMZ reports that Dr. Luke’s lawyers say there’s no truth to this report. “Luke has an excellent relationship with Sony. His representatives are in regular contact with executives at the highest levels at Sony, and this has never come up,” his reps said to TMZ. The celebrity news outlet reached out to Sony and got a response of “no comment.”
John Goodman talks weight loss and Kristen Wiig
After losing significant weight for his role in “10 Cloverfield Lane,” actor John Goodman, 63, told the “Today” show that he’ll likely be “back to normal” in six moths. “That’s just the way it goes,” he said. Goodman revealed to Howard Stern on Monday that he embarrassed himself to Kristen Wiig by interrupting her at a party and he could never speak to her again. “I think she’s so great, and social barriers broke down and I interrupted the conversation,” Goodman told Stern. “And I would just hate for somebody to do that to me. And she goes ‘Yeah, I’ll talk to you in a minute.’ It was like the Atom. I shrunk down to Atom size ... I really like her and it was embarrassing, so I’ll never speak to her again.”
50 Cent tells bankruptcy court money is fake
A judge ordered rapper 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson III to make an appearance in court after he posted several photos of money on his Instagram account. He explained in court Wednesday that the money in the photos — including one where he’s sitting next to piles of cash that spell out the word “broke” — is fake currency. In spite of this, the judge appointed an examiner to take a closer look at the rapper’s assets. 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy protection last year after a woman was awarded $7 million in damages after 50 Cent was found guilty of posting her sex tape online without her permission.
■Pastor Joel Osteen and Victoria Osteen will bring their eighth annual “America’s Night of Hope” to Comerica Park on July 23. Tickets, $18.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at joelosteen.com.
■Robert Downey Jr.’s son, Indio Downey, had his felony cocaine possession conviction dismissed in Los Angeles this week. Downey, 22, completed a 20-month rehab program.
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