Eminem makes history… Zoë Kravitz clarifies… Millie Bobby Brown & Drake update… Antonio Brown & Kanye are ‘extremely serious’… and Kelly Clarkson settles divorce
Eminem hit a music milestone yesterday with the Recording Industry Association of America. He is now the #1 awarded musician for singles in the 64-year history of their Gold & Platinum program. Eminem has 227.5M Gold and Platinum certifications — 166M for singles and 61.5M for albums. Eminem also now holds six RIAA Diamond awards, which are given after a song or album sells over 10M copies. Three of those Diamond awards are for his singles “Lose Yourself,” “Not Afraid,” and “Love the Way You Lie” with Rihanna. The other three Diamonds are for his albums “The Marshall Mathers LP,” “The Eminem Show,” and “Curtain Call: The Hits.” This makes Eminem one of only seven artists in any genre or era to have three or more Diamond albums. The six others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, and Whitney Houston.
With 73.5 million NEW certified units, @Eminem is now the #1 singles artist in Gold & Platinum history! 166 MILLION career Single Awards! @Interscope @ShadyRecords #Aftermath https://t.co/V4yPacatoW pic.twitter.com/dtnDwk41IO— RIAA (@RIAA) March 8, 2022
Zoe Kravitz is getting lots of love for playing Catwoman in the “The Batman,” which is now the #1 movie in the world. But Zoe wants to clarify some comments she made in a recent interview that led to some controversial headlines. In her interview with “The Guardian,” Zoe said she tried to audition for the 2012 movie “The Dark Knight Rises” – which was Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film — only to be told she was too “urban” for the part. On her IG Story, Zoe wrote, “ok – let’s talk about clickbait bad journalism. i was NOT told i was too urban to play catwoman in the dark knight. it would have made NO sense for me to even be considered for that role at that time. i wanted to AUDITION for a small part in the film and was told that they were not going ‘urban’ on the part. this is something i heard a lot 10 years ago–it was a very different time. i did not mention this to point any fingers or make anyone seem racist, namely Chris Nolan, the film’s producers or anyone on the casting team, because i truly do not believe anyone meant any harm. i was simply giving an example of what it was like to be a woman of color in this industry at that time….i’m very glad that we are attempting to evolve-let’s all calm down- as well as fact check before we write things that are untrue.”
#TheBatman star Zoë Kravitz took to Instagram to clarify the details of her #TheDarkKnightRises audition rejection, saying she wanted to try for a “small part” in the movie, not #Catwoman as many assumed.
Creepy guys do countdown clocks for child stars who are about to turn 18. “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown turned 18 a few weeks ago, and that brought back up a story from four years ago about Drake’s relationship with Millie. At the time, she would’ve been 14 and Drake was 31. Millie revealed that Drake invited her to a concert, where they exchanged phone numbers and started to “talk all the time.” She even said he would tell her he “misses her.” It’s also reported he would give her “advice about boys.” Many thought this was inappropriate. On her 18th birthday, someone posted a TikTok that had a picture of Millie and text over it that read “Drake on Millie’s 18th bday” with audio of a character from “SpongeBob” saying “I’ve been trying to catch you all day!” This week, Drake’s verified account actually commented on the video, writing “lool.” However, Drake’s reps said the verified account is not Drake and he is not on TikTok at all. But this brought up another story many have forgotten about. Drake dated Hailey Baldwin when he was 30 and she was 18…before she got Biebered. When they were dating, Hailey said in an interview she had known him for “about like four years” and he had been “super sweet.” So again, it was another 14-year-old Drake was getting close to.
Kanye West and his wide receiver buddy Antonio Brown are reportedly “extremely serious” about trying to buy the Denver Broncos. The Broncos officially went up for sale last month and the price tag is expected to be somewhere around $4B. But the thing is, whoever ends up owning it has to be approved by the NFL’s other 31 owners. Do you think Kanye and Antonio — who stomped off and quit the Buccaneers in the middle of a game — will win their approval?? TMZ’s cameras caught up with Antonio out in LA and he said, “Tell (NFL Commissioner) Roger (Goodell) to call me. We’re working it. We are extremely serious about working towards it and getting it done.”
Antonio Brown and Kanye are ‘Extremely Serious’ about purchasing the Denver Broncos
Nearly two years after she filed and a lot of back and forth negotiation, Kelly Clarkson is finally divorced from Brandon Blackstock. Their prenup will remain intact, and as part of the settlement, Kelly has to cut a check to Brandon for $1.3M. But that’s not all. While Kelly won primary custody of the kids and they’ll live with her most of the time in LA, she still has to pay Brandon $45,600 a month in child support until the kids turn 18. Their daughter River is 7, and their son Remington is 5. Kelly will also pay Brandon $115K a month in spousal support until the end of January 2024. While Kelly gets both of their properties in Montana, Brandon will pay her $2000 a month to live in one of them until June. He’ll have to find another place to fulfill his dream of being a rancher. To get him started, Brandon was awarded all the farm cattle, livestock, stock dogs and horses, as well as a couple of Ford trucks, an ATV, several snowmobiles and a golf simulator. Kelly keeps the family pets and multiple cars, including a couple Ford trucks, a Porsche Cayenne, and a flight simulator.
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