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Björk Delivers Rare Performance on U.K.’s ‘Later…With Jools Holland’: Watch

Björk delivered a suitably weird and wonderful performance when she made a rare TV appearance for BB2’s Later… With Jools Holland.  For her first televised performance in eight years, the legendary Icelandic artist and her merry team of flutists played “Courtship” from her latest album Utopia and “The Anchor Song” from 1993’s Debut. Check out the performances below. [embedded content][embedded content]

My Houston’s Arrest Was Motivated by Race, Says Actress Brittany Lucio

Houston’s Arrests Race Absolutely Was a Factor Says Brittany Marie Lucio 5/23/2018 12:40 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE One of the 3 actresses busted at Houston’s firmly believes her skin color played a role in the aggressive way the security guard took her down, and she says the restaurant’s track record proves it. Brittany Marie Lucio tells us Houston’s and cops are lying about what went down before she and her friends got dragged out of the Atlanta restaurant and put in handcuffs. She takes serious issue with what she believes was excessive force used to remove them. One of the friends, Asia’h Epperson, told us she was shocked cops arrested them instead of the security guard. Ditto for Brittany, who said she’s fully aware of the issues that prompted T.I. to boycott...

R. Kelly’s ‘Too Late’ Speech to Friends Was No Diss to Accusers

R. Kelly My ‘Too Late’ Speech Was No Diss, Just a Shout-Out to Me 5/23/2018 12:50 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE R. Kelly was recently filmed saying it’s “too late” for those trying to #MuteRKelly — but his speech was more about his strong legacy than it was anything else. A new video shows Kelly making a toast with friends, and him saying “it’s too late” as well as “They should’ve did this s*** 30 years ago.” While some took that to mean his accusers were too late, we’re told that’s not what he meant. So, remember that I told you about that random Antoine Walker FB Live video with R. Kelly last night? Well, here is partially slurring Kels proposing a toast declaring “it’s too late” to #MuteRKelly pic.twitter.com/a45z7ED...

‘Insecure’ Star Issa Rae Channels ’90s TV Stars For Photoshoot, Gets Shout-Out From Brandy

The ‘90s are gone but not forgotten. Issa Rae is making sure the decade is making a comeback. The versatile actor and producer posed for a GQ feature, in which she discusses her rise and life as the show runner and star of Insecure. During a behind-the-scenes-clip of her photoshoot, Rae is seen portraying Steve Urkel from Family Matters, Moesha from (what else) Moesha, Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dwayne Wayne from A Different World and “Have You Ever” singer Brandy. Not only is she dressed perfectly for each role, but her personality fits just as well for each classic character she’s acting as. Rae is so convincing, she got a special shoutout from Brandy, who tweeted, “You’re such a beautiful spirit.”  .@IssaRae you’re such a beautiful spirit. Thank you for por...

Vicente Fox Shades Obamas for Netflix Deal and Focusing on Money

Ex-Prez Vicente Fox Forget Netflix Money Grab, Obama … The World Needs You!!! 5/23/2018 1:00 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Barack and Michelle Obama are making a huge mistake with their Netflix deal … according to Vicente Fox, who says they should focus on helping people, instead of making money. We got the ex-Mexican Prez Tuesday in D.C. and asked him about the Obamas locking up a production deal to make films, series and documentaries for Netflix. He’s not on board. In fact, he fully challenged the former first couple. Fox says their jump into entertainment comes at the worst time, because their leadership’s desperately needed in other arenas. Vicente’s no fan of President Trump, and doesn’t call him by name, but watch — he urges Obama to help the Democrats w...

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Michael Avenatti’s Law Firm Slammed with $10 mil Judgment

Michael Avenatti’s Law Firm Slammed with $10 Million Judgment 5/22/2018 2:12 PM PDT Michael Avenatti is now on the receiving end of the legal system, because his law firm was just hit hard in bankruptcy court to the tune of $10 million. TMZ broke the story, Avenatti’s former law partner, Jason Frank, sued Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer last week for $2 million. Frank claimed when he left Avenatti’s firm, Eagan Avenatti, the firm agreed to pay him a settlement of $4.85 million, due in installments. The first installment was due May 14 and, according to the lawsuit, Avenatti’s firm missed it … thus the lawsuit. Avenatti’s firm was in bankruptcy at the time and, even though the case was dismissed, the judge held open the settlement between Avenatti’s fi...

Baker Mayfield’s GF Quits Her L.A. Job, Moving to Cleveland

Baker Mayfield’s GF Quits Her L.A. Job … Moving to Cleveland 5/22/2018 4:32 PM PDT Breaking News Baker Mayfield‘s girlfriend is following Khloe Kardashian‘s lead … picking up and moving out of Los Angeles to follow her superstar boyfriend to Cleveland.  Emily Wilkinson has only been dating the Cleveland Browns QB for a couple of months — but clearly, she feels the relationship is serious enough to move with him for his new job.  But that means, she’s quitting her own job — as a patient coordinator at a fancy plastic surgery center in Beverly Hills.  “I’m excited to say I’m only leaving Galanis Plastic Surgery because I’ll be starting a new adventure with this guy in Cleveland,” Emily said. She called the move ...

UFC’s Luke Rockhold Opens Bloody Gash On Shin, Gets Stitches

UFC’s Luke Rockhold Opens Gnarly, Bloody Leg Gash … So Many Stitches! 5/22/2018 4:52 PM PDT Breaking News UFC star Luke Rockhold banged his shin — and accidentally opened a gash on his leg that needed so many stitches, the guy lost count.  We spoke with Rockhold, who says his shin was surgically repaired after his fight with Yoel Romero back in February … but the wound reopened while he was training this past weekend.  So, Luke went back to the doctor who needed to sew his shin shut — and the whole thing was insanely graphic … we’re talking lots of blood and gore.  There’s bad news and good news …  The bad news … Luke says he can’t fight again until at least October, so the fight he was targeting with Alexander Gustafsson i...

Arby’s Gives Brandi Chastain a Saucy Hall of Fame Plaque Redo

Brandi Chastain Arby’s HOF Plaque Redo is Awesome Sauce!!! 5/22/2018 7:04 PM PDT Breaking News Soccer legend Brandi Chastain‘s Hall of Fame plaque left a lot to be desired, but luckily … Arby’s came to the rescue! The fast food sandwich chain went out and found a sauce artist that did a much, much better job capturing the former Team USA star’s likeness, saying … “it’s not made of gold, but we think you look much better in Arby’s Sauce.” We strongly agree. As we reported … Chastain was honored with a plaque at the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame induction Monday, but it was pretty horribly done — people said it looked more like Babe Ruth or Mickey Rooney than her. So, next time a soccer star is set to get a HOF plaque a...

Pop Shop Podcast: Lauv on the Slow Climb of the ‘Fastest’ Song He’s Written, Plus BBMA Highlights With J.Lo, Dua Lipa & More

Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, your one-stop-shop for all things pop on Billboard’s weekly charts. In addition, you can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard deputy editor, digital, Katie Atkinson, every week on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes. (Click here to listen to the previous Tuesday’s edition of the show on Billboard.com). On the latest show, we’re joined by rising pop singer-songwriter Lauv! The 23-year-old (real name: Ari Leff) has been climbing the Pop So...

Drummer Accused of Stealing From Fats Domino Won’t be Tried

Prosecutors won’t pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s office dropped the case against 65-year-old Ernest “Box” Fontenot. Connick’s office said Monday it didn’t have sufficient evidence. Adonica Domino reported her father’s silver coins stolen last July, and said she suspected Fontenot. He had been helping care for Domino. The singer and pianist born Antoine Domino Jr. passed away at age 89 seven months ago. A detective determined Fontenot sold an antiques firm more than 200 $1 silver coins and Domino’s 1986 passport. Fontenot’s attorney Michael Smith said the items were gifts from Domino, who Fontenot began playing d...

Kim Kardashian Stands Out at Disneyland with Her Kids

Kim Kardashian Takes Her Tykes to Disneyland … And You Can’t Miss Her 5/22/2018 4:59 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Kim Kardashian took her oldest 2 kids to the Happiest Place on Earth … and made no effort to keep it on the DL. Kim was spotted at Disneyland Tuesday holding her son, Saint, while rocking a bright neon yellow jacket that could light up the inside of Space Mountain. We’re told North was also with Mom, and Kourtney and her kids enjoyed the excursion as well … which included a family ride on It’s a Small World. The Kardashian crew hits up Disneyland a lot for special occasions — like Kourtney’s birthday last month or Kim’s bday in October — but it seems like this time was just for some random fun. No word yet if Kim’s jacket...