The Weeknd To Replace Kanye West In Coachella

“Killing Old People Club” movie… #SYTYCD returns… Justin Bieber offers therapy… Kardashian interviews… and The Weeknd to replace Kanye West in Coachella

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The creator of “Squid Game” says he’s working on a new project that will be even more violent and very controversial. Hwang Dong-hyuk says the working title is “K.O. Club,” which is short for “Killing Old People Club.” WTH????? Hwang joked that he may have to hide from the elderly after it’s released. In the meantime, Hwang told “Variety” that he’s returning to South Korea to write the second season of “Squid Game.” He’s hoping it can be released on Netflix by the end of 2024.

After being off for two years, Season 17 of “So You Think You Can Dance” returns to Fox on May 18. Cat Deeley is back as host. But we’re getting a new set of judges. Stephen ’tWitch’ Boss was actually a runner-up on Season 4 of the show, and he happens to have some free time now that his boss Ellen DeGeneres is walking away. Also joining as a judge is Broadway star Matthew Morrison, who we know best as Mr. Schuester from “Glee.” And rounding out the judges panel is JoJo Siwa, who got her start on “Dance Moms.” Nigel Lythgoe — who created the show — says he was asked not to return.

Justin Bieber is teaming up with BetterHelp to offer one month of free online therapy to anyone who sees him in concert. He’s also giving 18 months of free therapy to his touring crew, which is made up of over 250 people. The services Justin is offering are worth up to $3M. In making the announcement, Justin said, “The one thing I’ve learned over the years is that we all go through our ups and downs and we all need help sometimes.”

We’re seeing a lot of the Kardashians right now because they’re busy promoting their upcoming Hulu series, “The Kardashians.” On “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, we found out that Kim and Pete Davidson weren’t dating when she hosted “Saturday Night Live,” but they did share their first kiss while dressed as Aladdin and Jasmine for a sketch. Kim revealed that for their first Valentine’s Day together, Pete gave her the Jasmine costume, the magic carpet and the genie lamp from that sketch. And Hollywood Life is reporting that Kim and Pete plan to make their red carpet debut at the Met Gala, which happens on Monday, May 2.

On Monday Kanye West dropped out as the headliner for Coachella’s Sunday night shows, leaving them scrambling to find a last-minute replacement. Page Six was first to reveal that The Weeknd was the front-runner, and then yesterday, Coachella made the official announcement. But it turns out, they were still in negotiations over money at that point. Kanye was going to receive $8M for his performance, plus a $500K production fee. Coachella reportedly offered The Weeknd millions less. He refused their offer, saying he wanted the same amount Kanye was getting. Rather than risk having a second headliner pull out, Coachella agreed.


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