The Daily Dish for April 16th

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JUSTIN BIEBER: Punches Jerk at Coachella Party


Justin Bieber to the rescue!

The pop singer reportedly punched a man in the face after the guy grabbed a woman by the throat at a Coachella party.

TMZ says, "Justin and a friend showed up at a party Saturday being attended by Patrick Schwarzenegger. Justin was talking to some people when a guy walked in, spotted a woman...and went ballistic. Sources at the party say he appeared to be on drugs -- and it looked as if the woman may have been his ex-[girlfriend]."

When the man grabbed the woman, Justin and a pal reportedly yelled at him to her go. The man refused to release the woman -- and that's when Justin walloped the assailant and pushed him against a wall.


JOHN CENA: Breaks Up With Nikki Bella


John Cena and Nikki Bella's relationship is down for the count.

The two wrestling stars have called off their engagement. In a statement, they say, “While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”

The two, who began dating in 2012, were last seen in public together at Wrestlemania 34 earlier this month.


R. LEE ERMEY: Full Metal Jacket Star Dies at 74   


Actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for playing the psychotic drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 74.

Ermey, who served as a U.S. Marine for 11 years, often played military men in the movies and on TV -- including Apocalypse Now, The Boys in Company C and Toy Story. His other films credits include Mississippi Burning, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Se7en. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Full Metal Jacket.

The verteran said he had been blacklisted from Hollywood in his later years for being a conservative. (Hollywood Reporter)


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Radio host Art Bell, best known for Coast to Coast AM, has died at the age of 72. The show's current host, George Noory, tweeted, "Art was a legend – a radio icon who went against the grain and developed an amazing show called Coast to Coast AM. His impact on my life is beyond words. He will be missed, but I know he is now on another journey."

Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died at age 86.

Donald Glover will serve as the host and musical guest on the May 5th episode of Saturday Night Live.

Emma Thompson will direct and write the lyrics for a Nanny McPhee musical. She starred in and wrote the screenplays for the two Nanny McPhee movies. The musical is expected to premiere on London's West End next year.

CBS has renewed NCIS for a 16th season, while Hulu has renewed Sarah Silverman’s talk show I Love You, America for a second season.

An auction of items once owned by the late Zsa Zsa Gabor brought in more than $900,000 on Saturday, according to Page Six.


BOX-OFFICE REPORT   


1. Rampage - $34.5 million

2. A Quiet Place - $32.6 million

3. Truth or Dare - $19.1 million

4. Ready Player One - $11.2 million

5. Blockers - $10.3 million

Rampage slipped past A Quiet Place at the weekend box office. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest action flick earned $34.5 million in its debut. That was only about $2 million more than A Quiet Place, which dropped to second after one week atop the list. The horror flick has made $99.6 million in 10 days.

Another horror flick, Truth or Dare, opened in third with $19.1 million.

Ready Player One fell from second to fourth with $11.2 million.

And Blockers also moved down two spots, landing in fifth with $10.3 million.


MARIAH CAREY: Sued by Former Manager


Mariah Carey is being sued by her former manager who claims the singer violated her civil rights.

Stella Stolper managed Mariah's career and her sometimes turbulent personal life until she was fired last year. She now plans to file a lawsuit which claims that Mariah still owes her a lot of money that she never paid. The suit also claims that her civil rights were violated, although it is not yet clear just how. Stella was by Mariah's side during her turbulent relationship with billionaire James Packer and also pushed the singer into a reality TV project with the E! network. She was let go last fall. (TMZ)


TAYLOR SWIFT: "September" Reveals Relationship Secret


On Friday, Taylor Swift revealed a secret about her romance with Joe Alwyn.

She released to Spotify her country-tinged cover of the classic Earth, Wind & Fire song “September.” Yet, Taylor tweaked the opening line. Rather than sing “Do you remember the 21st night of September” she changed it to the “28th night of September.”

Fans are confident that’s the date when Taylor and Joe Alwyn made a serious commitment. The song is special to them. The very first meeting, when Taylor co-hosted the Met Gala, they danced to “September.”

Later that same year, on the first week of September, Taylor confirmed she’d split from British actor Tom Hiddleston. A month later, she and Joe Alwyn attended a New York City concert by Kings of Leon. In between, the 28th night of September, Joe and Taylor made a love connection. (Billboard)


ED SHEERAN: Take That, You Tabloid


Sometimes you just have to fight back, and Ed Sheeran did just that when the British tabloid The Sun accused him getting ready to build a gate around his home to "keep out the homeless."

Sheeran posted this response on Instagram: "Dear Natalie Edwards from The Sun newspaper, your story is bollocks. I have done lots of work in the past for crisis and shelter and would never build railings outside my home for that reason. The reason was to keep the paps that you employ off of my doorstep. Have a good day." (NME)


BEYONCE: Slays at Coachella


Beyonce turned Coachella into Beychella on Saturday night.

The #BeyHive logged on en masse to watch their hero slay at the Indio, California music festival via live stream. The performance was historic since Beyonce is the first woman of color to headline Coachella. 

During a nearly two-hour set, Queen Bey pulled out all the stops, digging deep into her catalog and leaving everything out on stage. The biggest surprise was a Destiny’s Childreunion, which saw Kelly and Michelle come out to run through hits like “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.” Other highlights included Bey playing the Black national anthem (“Lift Every Voice and Sing”). She also brought out a New Orleans-style second line, who accompanied her during several “Lemonade” cuts. 

It was also a family affair, as she brought her husband, Jay-Z to perform “Deja Vu” and sister Solange, who came out to dance. 

About 125,000 were there to see Beyonce in the flesh, but the performance's impact reached much further than the Empire Polo Grounds. One look at Twitter's trending topics late Saturday night into Sunday morning proved that.



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