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Break-in at John Mayer’s
Previously on Tea Time we spoke about how John Mayer had released a song called ‘One Night’, and we have just found out he’s been burgled. Thieves broke a window and got into his home in the Hollywood Hills. Up to $200,000 (RO77,000) worth of musical equipment and personal items were stolen. The singer wasn’t home, and has yet to release a statement about
Dua Lipa gets keys to the city
Not only is the 22-year-old songstress Dua Lipa making No.1 hits and winning awards all around the world she is making history in her hometown of Pristina, Kosovo. Dua Lipa received the first ever key to the capital city of Pristina from its mayor.
Dua’s parents, who are Albanian from Kosovo, left Pristina in the 1990s, and in 2008 she moved back to the city to study. The ‘IDGAF’ singer has also said she’s been working on a second album, with Swedish songwriter and record producer Max Martin. The album, which she says is a new chapter in her life, is likely to be released next year.
Mel B to release Spicy tell-all
Over the past few months, there has been speculation over a possible Spice Girls reunion. Now it has been revealed that Mel B, aka Scary Spice, is releasing a tell-all book that could ruin any chances of a Spice Girls reunion happening.
The book will describe feuds between her and fellow band mates Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham. A source says that after the book comes out there’ll be no hope of the Spice Girls getting back together as it’s “going to dig up a lot of old dirt”.
Angelina Jolie divorce spat heats up
Earlier this week it was reported that Angelina Jolie’s lawyer is quitting the star’s divorce case (against Brad Pitt) because it has become impossible to represent her as the actress has become too vengeful and hostile.
Angelina is now back making headlines this time for accusing Brad for failing to pay child support. However, people close to Brad say this statement is far from the truth. He’s paid millions of dollars for the kids since the couple split. This hasn’t stopped Angelina from filing legal docs against him and demanding full custody of the children.
Lady Gaga heads to Vegas
Lady Gaga has become the latest singer to take up a Las Vegas residency. She’ll be launching it at the Park MGM Resort on December 28, and is set to take the stage for 27 dates where she’ll be performing two different concerts –‘Lady Gaga Enigma’ and ‘Lady Gaga Jazz and Piano’. Her ‘Enigma’ show will take you through her biggest hits and her jazz and piano concert will feature stripped-down versions of her songs.
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From the Drive with Huda
Nicki Minaj drops new album a week early!
Nicki Minaj surprised us by releasing her much-anticipated album ‘Queen’ one week early! The album dropped on Friday and it features previously-released singles like ‘Bed’ and ‘Chun Li’. It also has features from Eminem and The Weeknd. One song off the album that’s causing a lot of buzz is ‘Barbie Dreams’ because Nicki takes aim at many rappers including Drake, Desiigner and even her ex, Meek Mill. And although many think it’s a diss track, Nicki insists that it isn’t.
Chainsmokers team up with Emily Warren on ‘Side Effects’
The Chainsmokers are back with a new catchy track and this time they’ve enlisted the help of Emily Warren for the vocals. The guys from the group say ‘Side Effects’ is a funky, upbeat summertime record. It’s definitely a nice change from the slower, mellower songs they’ve released in the past year such as ‘Sick Boy’ and ‘Paris’.
Travis Scott’s new album dethrones Drake’s ‘Scorpion’
There’s a new No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart and it’s Travis Scott’s! ‘Astroworld’ has ended Drake’s five-week streak of holding down the top spot. This also means that Scott now has two No.1 albums under his belt. The album has 17 tracks including the previously released ‘Butterfly Effect’. It also has features from the likes of The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Drake and Pharrell.