Amber Heard’s “Performance”

Emmy nominations… Harry Styles announces a new tour… Barmageddon is coming… Rihanna & A$AP Rocky update… and Amber Heard’s “performance”

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Nominees for the “2022 Daytime Emmy Awards” have been announced. For the first time ever, Beyoncé is on the list! She’s nominated for Outstanding Original Song for the theme song for her mama Tina Knowles-Lawson’s Facebook talk show, “Talks With Mama Tina.” Beyoncé’s three kids — Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir — are also on the song with their mama. In case you aren’t familiar, “Talks With Mama Tina” debuted on FB back in December. Mama Tina’s talk show wasn’t nominated for Outstanding Talk Show, but “The Drew Barrymore Show,” “Hot Ones,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” and “Today Show With Hoda & Jenna” all were. And everyone whose talk show was nominated got nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Host EXCEPT for Sean Evans from “Hot Ones.” The “2022 Daytime Emmy Awards” will air on June 24 on CBS.

Harry Styles announced the dates for the US leg of his “Harry’s House” tour. Unfortunately, he’ll only be performing in four cities. HOWEVER, he will be parking it in each city for a while. Between Aug. 28 – Sept. 21, Harry will perform 10 shows at Madison Square Garden. He’ll then pop down to Austin to perform 5 shows at the Moody Center between Sept. 25 – Oct. 2. After that, Harry takes on Chicago, with 5 shows scheduled between Oct. 6 – Oct. 14 at the United Center. After that, Harry has 9 shows at the Kia Forum in LA, starting Halloween night thru Nov. 15. Fans can register for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan presale until May 19, and tickets will go on sale to the general public starting May 26 at noon local time.

Blake Shelton and Carson Daly are teaming up for a new game show that is set at Blake’s Ole Red bar in Nashville. They came up with the idea based on what they know best — drinking! The show is called “Barmageddon.” According to the press release, Carson will be behind the bar while Blake is on the stage with his house band for live sing-alongs with the crowd. Each week, two celebrities will go “head-to-head in a series of classic bar games with a fun twist, including air cannon cornhole, keg curling, drunken axe hole, sharts (‘Shelton darts’) and many more.”

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky let us know they were expecting a baby by just walking around NYC for a photo shoot. Are they letting us know they got married in a new music video? Yesterday, A$AP dropped the video for his new single “D.M.B.” Around the 3-minute mark, A$AP proposes with a mouth grill that says, “Marry me?” Rihanna responds with her own grill that says, “I do.” At the end, a crowd of people showers them with rose petals and it certainly appears as if they just got married. Is this art imitating life? No comment from either of their representatives.

Amber Heard was back on the stand yesterday, testifying about horrific abuse she claims to have suffered at the hands of Johnny Depp. Now we press pause while court shuts down for the next week so the judge can attend a conference. Amber will pick up where she left off on May 16. Yesterday, Johnny’s spokesperson released a statement saying, “As Mr. Depp’s counsel correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Ms. Heard did indeed deliver ‘the performance of her life’ in her direct examination. While Ms. Heard’s stories have continued to grow new and convenient details, Mr. Depp’s recollections have remained exactly the same throughout the six painful years since her first allegations were made. His truth — the truth — is the same no matter the environment in which it has been presented. The upcoming cross examination from Mr. Depp’s team will be most telling, and will certainly highlight the many fallacies Ms. Heard has now attempted to pass off as fact throughout her convoluted testimony.” Amber’s side responded immediately, “As evidenced by the statement just released, Mr. Depp’s defamation claim is falling apart so rapidly that his counsel are turning from prosecutor to persecutor. They boast that Mr. Depp’s story has not changed. If so, since he lost the Domestic Violence Restraining Order and he resoundingly lost the libel case in the UK, perhaps he should consider a new strategy rather than the recycled approach of attacking the victim, and refusing to take responsibility for his own conduct. If Mr. Depp was truly innocent, why has he repeatedly apologized to Ms. Heard and promised to put the ‘monster away for good.’” The statement went on to say, “Small wonder Mr. Depp does not have the fortitude or courage to even look at Ms. Heard at all throughout the proceedings — as he could not in the UK trial — and, instead he doodles and snickers. Mr. Depp’s behavior in this trial has been as pitiful as it was in their marriage. Apparently, they feel they must double-down on their demonstrably losing two-part strategy: distract the jury and demonize the victim.”

 

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