Written by KingCnote on August 14, 2023
Jeff Bezos will donate $100 million to help rebuild the Hawaiian town of Lahaina [pr: La-HIGH-nah]. FEMA estimates the final cost will exceed $5 billion. Bezos’s fiancée Lauren Sánchez Instagrammed from their half-billion-dollar super yacht (quote) “Jeff and I are heartbroken by what’s happening in Maui. We are dedicating $100 million to help Maui get back on its feet now and over the coming years.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Wednesday night’s “Fight for the Fallen” event in Nashville will benefit the Maui foodbank. TBS will air the AEW Dynamite fights from Bridgestone Arena. The main event features AEW International champ Orange Cassidy versus Wheeler Yuta.
Oprah Winfrey may finally get Britney Spears to sit down for a TV interview. She’s been trying since the end of Britney’s conservatorship. Discussions intensified this month once Britney announced her tell-all — The Woman In Me — arrives one week before Halloween. (The Sun, UK)
Katharine McPhee abruptly halted the tour with her 73-year-old husband, David Foster, accompanying her on the piano. They canceled a pair of shows due to “a horrible family tragedy.” Her 2-year-old son’s nanny died unexpectedly. McPhee posted to Instagram (quote) “Dearest Jakarta fans, it’s with heavy heart I announce I have to miss our final two shows of our Asia run.” (TMZ)
K-Pop hitmakers Blackpink joined Beyoncé and Taylor Swift as the only female artists to sell-out back-to-back MetLife Stadium shows. Each of them achieved the feat in New York City while touring this summer. Blackpink’s Born Pink World Tour wraps in two weeks in Los Angeles.
The highest bidder for Cardi B’s mic failed to follow through with a $100,000 payment. The auction of the mic that Cardi threw at a concertgoer was to benefit charity. (TMZ)
There’s an embarrassing headline about Sandra Bullock on the cover of Star magazine. The headline reads next to photos of Sandra and her late partner Bryan Randall: “Sandra and Bryan: It’s Over.” Technically, FACTS. Bryan Randall died six days after the magazine’s publication.