One love: Razzing on ‘news’
Spin Cycle presents another installment of “All the News That’s Fit to Razz” …
■ The Grammy Awards are taking place today (7 p.m. on CBS). Among those performing: Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile.
If you just confused Brandi Carlile for Belinda Carlisle and got so excited because you loved the Go-Go’s back in the day, you might want to Go-Go watch something else more old-school tonight.
■ Actor Alec Baldwin recently told Ellen DeGeneres that his wife, Hilaria, wants to have another child. He said, “She wants to have a girl. She wants Carmen to have a little sister.” Now, Hilaria already has five children: the aforementioned Carmen, Romeo, Leonardo and Rafael. Wait, that’s only four children, you say? (And why so many with the same names as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?)
Don’t forget Hilaria’s biggest baby of them all: Alec.
■ Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine posted a message for fans and critics of his bare-chested Super Bowl Halftime Show performance on Instagram: “We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world’s biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better. One Love. (Heart emoji)”
Spoken by a guy who would give anyone the shirt off his back.
■ O say, there is some controversy o’er Gladys Knight’s Super Bowl rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” At least in the gambling community. After appearing to finish the song, Gladys then sang the word “brave” again, causing “over” and “under” headaches for sportsbooks and gamblers.
They weren’t so Glad(ys) about it.
■ Stardust, a forthcoming movie about late singer David Bowie, does not have the family’s blessing. Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, tweeted, “Pretty certain nobody has been granted music rights for ANY bio-pic … I would know. … If you want to see a bio-pic without his music or the families blessing, that’s up to the audience.”
We’ll have to wait and see if this situation ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.
■ Singer Ariana Grande recently got a tattoo on her hand, which she thought said “seven rings” — the name of her new single — in Japanese. Instead it apparently translates to small barbecue grill. With the help of her tutor, she had an additional character added to fix it. But BuzzFeed reporter Eimi Yamamitsu said the new tattoo now translates to “Japanese barbecue finger.”
There’s certainly a tattoo artist/ tutor that Ariana would like to give the (Japanese barbecue) finger.
■ Talk show host Wendy Williams, who has been on an extended leave due to a fractured
shoulder and complications from Graves’ disease (and then there are all those awful rumors about her husband, a mistress and a love child), has more substitute hosts scheduled through at least this week.
The “How you doin’?” host has not been doin’ so hot.
■ About the possibility of a
Two and a Half Men revival, actor Charlie Sheen told Us Weekly: “I would do it today.” Only he admitted, “I haven’t been in touch with anybody [from the show].” And, oh yeah, his character was killed off.
So probably don’t expect One and a Half Men and a Ghost anytime soon.
■ Actor Ashton Kutcher recently shared his phone number via social media. And not by accident. He said in a tweet: “I miss having a real connection w/ real people. My Community. From now on you can just text me. I won’t be able to respond to everyone but at least we can be real w/ each other & I can share the unedited latest & greatest in my world. Yes this is my #.” After being barraged by messages and deleting the tweet, he shared another: “I will repost soon… sms is a fragile beast.”
The former Punk’d host’s phone punk’d out.
Brandi Carlile — not Belinda Carlisle — will perform at tonight’s Grammy Awards.