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Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018 @ 7:45 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Pink wasn’t going to let a flu diagnosis keep her from giving the performance of a lifetime at Sunday’s Super Bowl LII.
Just days before taking the stage to sing the national anthem, the singer shared on Instagram that her children gave her the flu.
“Trying to practice the flu away,” the singer wrote on Saturday. “I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come. And it just so happens that this chance comes when I have two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek. You can’t write this stuff I swear!”
Wearing a stunning silver cameo top and silky jacket, Pink nailed every note of “Star-Spangled Banner.” The camera panned over the Patriots and Eagles players, who all seemed to be blown away by her performance.
Before she belted the anthem, cameras caught Pink tossing something out of her mouth. It wasn’t missed by Twitter, most users of which assumed it was gum.
Did Pink just take her gum out on the field? Someone gonna pick that up before game start? #SuperBowl— Cynthia McLeod (@SunnyCynthia) February 4, 2018
I loved Pink already and then she slipped her gum out right before singing the national anthem and I loved her even more— Carly Lane (@carlylane) February 4, 2018
Pink just tossed that gum right on that field 😂— Carly.🥂 (@NOallegiance) February 4, 2018
So, who's going to pick up Pink's gum? Or are we just going to let it sit on the field?— Paul Vigna (@paulvigna) February 4, 2018
As it turns out, it was a throat lozenge, which Pink confirmed in a tweet.
It was a throat lozenge— P!nk (@Pink) February 5, 2018
It’s common for singers to have a lozenge before performing, and wouldn’t be unusual for someone battling the flu.
Watch Pink perform the national anthem at the big game below.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:56 PM
— Ariana Grande got candid about the end of her relationship with rapper Mac Miller in the form of a lengthy reply to a Twitter user. The singer, 24, split from Miller, 26, in April after two years together.
Although initial reports -- and an Instagram story from Grande -- indicated an amicable, mutual split, Grande said the relationship was a toxic one.
“Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood,” the fan wrote.
“How absurd you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn't the case (just Cinderealla is ab me),” Grande tweeted in a reply. “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his (expletive) together is a very major problem.”
Miller has not publicly commented on his arrest, but according to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department, he was arrested at his home when officers tracked his license plate to his house. He reportedly left the scene of the crash with two passengers.
“Let’s please stop doing that," she continued. "Of course I didn't share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well.”
People reported that the fan replied with an apology, saying, “I’m really sorry this is something you took he time to read and that upset you enough to make such a thoughtful reply. ... I in no way think that you are the cause of Mac’s short comings we all have our demons.”
“Thank you for hearing me,” Grande replied. “I appreciate your response v much. sending u love.”
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:07 PM
LOS ANGELES — Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said rapper Mac Miller was arrested on DUI charges Thursday morning.
Us Weekly reported that, according to Los Angeles Police Department officer Rosario Herrera, the 26-year-old rapper allegedly drove his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon over a curb, hitting a pole, around 1 a.m. He and two passengers reportedly got out the car and left on foot.
A Los Angeles Police Department public information officer told People that Miller, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, was tracked to his home when officers matched the vehicle’s license plates to Miller’s address.
Miller was arrested at home, where officers said he confessed to drunk driving and fleeing the scene, according to Us Weekly. KCBS reported Miller was booked in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. His bail was set at $15,000. He was released around 9:25 a.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. People reported Miller is due in court June 7.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 9:10 PM
According to an unnamed source, ET reported that Grande and Davidson, both 24, were seen sitting together at an “SNL” after-party on May 13 after Melissa McCarthy’s hosting stint.
“It just started and is casual,” an unnamed source told E! News.
The reported new couple comes after Grande and Davidson recently ended previous relationships.
Grande’s split from Mac Miller was confirmed May 10, although People reported that they broke up in April. Miller, 26, was reportedly arrested on DUI charges May 17 after authorities said he crashed his 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon into a pole and left the accident with two passengers.
Davidson confirmed he was no longer with his longtime girlfriend Cazzie David on May 17, saying, “We’re not together anymore.”
Published: Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 12:15 PM
— The Kardashian family is undergoing a schism as they divide to compete against one another on a special episode of “Celebrity Family Feud.”
Kim Kardashian West revealed in a series of Snapchats on Saturday that she and her rapper husband, Kanye West, and various members of the Kardashian clan had gathered to play on a taped episode to raise money for charity.
On one side is Team Kardashian-Jenner, comprised of Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kris’ mother Mary Jo Campbell and Cici Bussey, one of their cousins. The other team is Team West, comprised of at least Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West. According to photos and video uploaded by a Kanye West fan account, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are competing with three members of Kanye West’s family.
E! News reported that Kim’s best friend, Jonathan Cheban, was present backstage, but it is unknown if he is playing. TMZ reported that Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and North West would not be competing in the episode.
West, for his part, is excited to be on the show. A video posted by a fan Twitter page shows him saying “I waited my whole life for this moment.” Later, Kim Kardashian West tried to get her husband to say the same thing on her Snapchat.
TMZ reported that, in 2008, the Kardashians appeared on an episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” hosted by Al Roker. They lost to Deion Sanders’ family.