Taylor Swift, Lizzo, BTS to perform on Jingle Ball tour
NEW YORK — Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and BTS are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season.
IHeartMedia announced Friday that the 12-city tour kicks off Dec. 1 in Tampa, Florida. The lineup, which varies by city, also includes Lil Nas X, Sam Smith, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Halsey, Katy Perry and Jonas Brothers.
The tour will visit Inglewood, California; San Francisco; Philadelphia; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago and Atlanta. The tour wraps Dec. 22 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Dec. 13 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden will livestream on CWTV.com, the CW app and iHeartRadio stations. It will be broadcast Dec. 19 on the CW Network.
Other performers include 5 Seconds of Summer, Normani, Charlie Puth, French Montana, Dan + Shay and Monsta X.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 11.
Spike Lee shells out for Knicks memorabilia at auction
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction.
The family of late Knicks coach Red Holzman sold off 35 items that netted $319,341, according to SCP Auctions, which handled last week’s sale.
Among Lee’s acquisitions was the used original net from Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, won by the Knicks, and Holzman’s NBA coach of the year trophy that season.
Lee paid $69,184 for the net and $31,517 for the trophy, according to the auction house in Laguna Niguel, California.
Lee attended Game 7 at Madison Square Garden as a 13-year-old.
“It was a memory I will never forget,” he said in a statement from SCP Auctions. “Willis Reed coming back and the Garden went nuts. It was a very special moment in Knicks history.”
Holzman’s championship ring from 1970 went to a bidder for $107,482.
‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash charged with domestic battery
‘Clueless’ actress Stacey Dash charged with domestic battery
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Stacey Dash entered a written plea of not guilty Wednesday on a domestic battery charge, according to documents filed in Pasco County Circuit Court.
The actress and former political pundit was arrested Sunday after allegedly slapping and pushing her husband during an argument at a home in New Port Richey, Florida, the court documents state.
Her husband’s name was redacted in an incident report obtained by CNN.
According to the report, police were called to a home Sunday evening “to respond to a domestic dispute.”
“The victim sustained red scratch marks to his upper left arm from being pushed,” the report stated.
Dash was taken into custody and transported to the Land O’ Lakes detention facility without incident. She posted bail and was released Monday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Pasco County Sheriff.
CNN has reached out to Dash’s representatives for comment.
Dash came to fame for her role as high school student Dionne in the beloved 1995 teen comedy film “Clueless.”
A public defender was appointed to represent her after she told the court that she couldn’t afford to hire her own attorney, the court documents said.
Stars, Global Citizen founder outline 2020 concert
NEW YORK — The annual Global Citizen Festival is happening this weekend in New York but founder Hugh Evans is thinking bigger. He’s enlisted some of the world’s top talent including Hugh Jackman, Pharrell, Chris Martin and Metallica, to kick off a yearlong campaign called Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream.
“It is a massive movement,” said Jackman, who will co-host Saturday’s Global Citizen fest with his wife Deborra-lee Furness. Jackman said Thursday that Evans’ dream of eradicating extreme poverty seems achievable. “You get that feeling, this is going to happen.”
The initiative will culminate with a live 10-hour concert held across five continents on Sept. 26, 2020. Performers taking part include Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Eddie Vedder, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Usher and more. It will be broadcast live from New York, Lagos, Nigeria and other cities in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
“It just felt like an amazing, direct way of using what we do to help everyone use their own voice,” said Martin of “Coldplay.”
Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park will feature performances from Queen, Adam Lambert, French Montana and more. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan will also help keep the event moving.
The festival calls on government and businesses to fight infectious diseases, empower women and girls, combat plastic pollution and provide quality education. MSNBC will simulcast the festival, and iHeartMedia will broadcast the festival on radio.
Brosnahan said she’s excited because she hasn’t missed a Global Citizen Festival in six years.
“I’ve never been to something before where everybody is there because they believe in the kind of world that we could live in and the kind of world that we could collectively create,” she said. “I can’t wait.”
Wesley Snipes says he’s moving on from ‘Blade’
LOS ANGELES — The news that another actor was cast as vampire hunter Blade came as a surprise to Wesley Snipes, who portrayed the character in three successful films, but he says he’s moving on.
Marvel Studios announced at this summer’s Comic-Con that the Oscar winner Mahershala Ali would play the comics character in its blockbuster cinematic universe.
Snipes’ last turn in the role was 2004’s “Blade: Trinity.”
“People are very, very sneaky. They try to make it about the actors. And it’s not about me and him,” Snipes told The Associated Press in an interview. “Flattery — what do they say? Imitation is the best form of flattery.”
Snipes, who trained in martial arts, is working on a different action-focused project.
“So we did that (Blade). That’s all great. But we got something else that we going to rock,” Snipes said. “So all of that stuff that you saw in the ‘Blade’ franchise, we got something that’s going to come out that I think people will be pleasantly, pleasantly pleased.”
Snipes spoke to The Associated Press while promoting “Dolemite Is My Name,” which opens Oct. 4 . He plays the director and co-star of “Dolemite” in the Netflix movie about filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore and his creation of the 1975 Blaxploitation classic. Eddie Murphy portrays Moore.
—Compiled from Tribune News Services