Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Deny Tekashi’s Claim

Hackers doubled their ransom… Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green split up… Tristan Thompson files libel lawsuit… Concern over Ryan Seacrest’s health… and Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber deny Tekashi’s claim

Last week, international hackers claimed they stole 750 gigs of data from a top entertainment lawyer and threatened to release private information on their A-list clients unless they got $21M. They then upped it to $42M. And now, the hackers claim they found a treasure trove of President Trump’s “dirty laundry” in those stolen gigs and they’re threatening to post it if they don’t get paid. Yesterday, the hackers posted some of their Trump dirt on the dark web, but people who’ve seen it say there’s not much to it. Trump was never a client of this lawyer and most of the emails and documents posted yesterday either just mentioned Trump or used the word “trump.” The hackers say they actually sold their Trump dirt for a high price, and now they’re demanding another $1M for their information on Madonna or they’ll sell that to the highest bidder, too. Experts say that it looks like the hackers are bluffing.

Brian Austin Green says it’s true…his marriage is over. Rather than have us all gossip about his wife running around on him with Machine Gun Kelly, Brian let us know what’s up on his podcast. Brian said Meghan came to him and said she realized that when she was away on a project without him, she liked herself better and wanted to try that for a while. really liked it better that way, so they’ve been trying to do this separation thing since the end of last year. As far as MGK, Brian said he and Meghan are “just friends at this point,” and he doesn’t want people to think that they’re villains and that he’s the victim of an affair. Brian and Meghan have been married almost 10 years. She filed for divorce 5 years ago, but they reconciled a year later.

Last week, Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian issued a cease and desist order to a woman named Kimberly Alexander who claims Tristan is the father of her five-year-old son. Kimberly has been posting about the situation a lot on her social media. Tristan admits he hooked up with her, but says it happened years before Kimberly claims they did. Tristan took a paternity test that came back negative and Kimberly says Khloe paid the lab off to falsify the results. Yesterday, Tristan filed a libel suit against Kimberly. In the documents, Tristan says Kimberly also publicly lied about him on social media, saying he’d taken an “at-home paternity test.” Tristan says the test was administered by one of the most reputable labs in the country. He also offered to take a second test, but only at another reputable third-party facility, but Kimberly didn’t take him up on it. Tristan says this is all a money grab. He claims Kimberly has fallen on hard times and has been evicted 5 times in the past 7 years.

Once the dust settled over Just Sam winning Season 18 of “American Idol,” people started turning their attention towards Ryan Seacrest. What exactly happened to him at the end of the live broadcast? He was slurring his words and his left eye started bulging out. Then yesterday morning, people got even more worried when he took the day off from “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” Social media users put on their doctor’s coats and determined Ryan had suffered a stroke. But in a statement to People, Ryan’s rep insists that is not the case. The statement said, “Like many people right now, Ryan is adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance, with the added stress of having to put on live shows from home. Between Live with Kelly and Ryan, American Idol, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, and the Disney Family Singalong specials, he has been juggling three to four on-air jobs over the last few weeks and he’s in need of rest. So today he took a well-deserved day off.”

Tekashi 6ix9ine fully expected his single “Gooba” to debut at the top of the Billboard charts yesterday. It did not. Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s single “Stuck With U” came in first, followed by Doja Cat’s “Say So” and then “Gooba.” Tekashi believes he the victim of a conspiracy and went on his Instagram to let the world know, “Billboard is a lie. You can buy No. 1s on Billboard.” Tekashi claims his team investigated and found out that Ariana’s team used six different credit cards to buy 60,000 units of her song, pushing it to number one. Ariana wasn’t about to keep quiet, posting, “OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE)…sales count for more than streams. u can not discredit this as hard as u try.” Without calling him by name, Ariana addressed Tekashi by writing, “to anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself.” Good point, Ariana! Why didn’t Tekashi call out Justin Bieber? It’s his song, too. In fact, on his IG Story, Justin said, “If you gonna say her name make sure you say mine because it’s our song.” He also countered Tekashi’s claim that stream don’t count. Justin wrote, “Yes they do but he is counting his global streams and this is a domestic chart so only domestic streams count. 60,000 units came because we don’t disclose our numbers until end of week. That’s called strategy.” He also said what Tekashi claimed about using six credit cards is a lie.

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