Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Ariana Grande’s listening party leaves participants in tears

Ariana Grande‘s record label hosted a listening party for her new song and it left the room in tears. Ariana Grande‘s record label hosted a listening party for her new song and it left the room in tears. We’re told the star’s team had an exclusive listening party a few days ago in London for her new song, “No Tears Left to Cry.” According to The Blast that the event consisted of around 20 hand-selected people, which included members of BBC and Radio One. The single is debuting on Friday on Radio One. The song was so powerful, our source says people were “hysterically crying” b...

Idris Elba to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’

Netflix has ordered a comedy series starring Idris Elba called “Turn Up Charlie,” Varietyhas learned. Co-created by Elba and TV producer Gary Reich, the series follows Charlie (Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. Netflix has ordered an eight-episode first season of the half-hour series. Production will begin this May in the U.K. Elba and Reich...

Rapper Kodak Black to be released from jail in September

Rapper Kodak Black, who was arrested earlier this year after a video showed people handling marijuana and a gun around an infant, will remain in a Florida jail until September. The 20-year-old rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, reached a deal with Broward County prosecutors Tuesday. Octave had been on house arrest in January when he was jailed on several felony charges, including child neglect and d...

Mariah Carey’s Alarming Video Will Be Highlighted In Legal Battle

Mariah Carey‘s strange and “manic” Facebook Live video will be used in the upcoming legal battle between the singer and her former manager, Stella Bulochnikov. Mariah Carey‘s strange and “manic” Facebook Live video will be used in the upcoming legal battle between the singer and her former manager, Stella Bulochnikov. Back in 2017, we reported on the bizarre video that showed Mariah in her New York City apartment talking very quickly and rambling to the camera while running around in a silk robe. (see it below) Sources close to the situation tell The Blast that the video will be a major component of the upcoming lawsuit against the star to...

Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart headlining Just for Laughs comedy festival

The Just For Laughs comedy festival announced its first slate of performers for its 36th edition of the Montreal-based fest. Tiffany Haddish and Trevor Noah are set to join event along with Jo Koy, Jimmy Carr and previously announced guest Kevin Hart. This year marks a return to the festival for the Emmy and Peabody-Award-winning host of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah. He will host two of the five Just For Laughs Galas that will take place over five evenings. The multi-comic gal...

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores to give staff ‘racial-bias’ training

Starbucks said today it will close more than 8,000 company-own stores across the nation to train its staff on how to avoid "racial bias" after the arrest of two black men at one of its Philadelphia shops, an incident the coffee giant's CEO called "reprehensible." The training is scheduled for the afternoon of May 29 and will be geared toward "preventing discrimination in our stores,” Starbucks said. Nearly 170,000 Starbucks employees are expected to go through the training, which will be...

Lauryn Hill announces 20th anniversary tour for “Miseducation”

Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced a full tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her seminal album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She’ll performing the album in full on the road. The tour kicks off July 5 with a show at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and includes performances in Miami, Toronto, Portland, New Orleans, Atlanta, and more. Check out her full itinerary below. Ms. Lauryn Hill: 07-05 Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amp...