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Goodbye For Now: A Message From PopGoesTheArts

March 7 2011.

That day will forever stay with me, as it was the day that I started PopGoesTheArts with the intention of simply covering some of the topics that mattered to me.

Celebrity gossip, music, movies, BRITNEY JEAN SPEARS.

You know, the essentials.

And here we are now over 6 years later, with over 3 million all time page views, avid readers, and new friends, I cannot begin to detail the joy I've endured over the years, writing all of these articles, sharing my opinions and feelings on today's pop culture, and knowing that I've reached so many people.

This was always supposed to be an outlet for me to express myself and share with you my passion for this crazy world of entertainment. And it's been just that and I can't thank all of you enough.

The kind words and support I've received over the years have been extraordinary and I couldn't possibly even begin to put into words what it means to me.

Now to get down to the hard part.

As per the title, you …

Celebrities React To Donald Trump's "Blame Both Sides" Comments

Today.......was quite the day.

Following making a second statement on the horrific, white supremacy attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump doubled down on his initial statement.

During his press conference today, the President placed blame on both sides, and it's left the entire country furious:

Is anyone else watching this?!?'s like watching a train wreck!! 'Before I make a statement I need the facts'?! Since when?? — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 15, 2017 One good thing about that abomination of a speech: it's now impossible for any Trump supporter to pretend they don't know what he is. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 15, 2017 Impeach this bad man. — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 15, 2017 What...the...FUCK is happening in our country? Our president just...sided...with...Nazis and white nationalists. Holy. FUCK — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 15, 2017 I can NOT believe…

Pink To Receive Video Vanguard Award At MTV VMAs!!

What an honor!!

Pink is set to join the ranks of Madonna, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Justinm Timberlake and Rihanna at this years MTV Video Music Awards:

She's this years recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award!!

Pink is also set to perform her new single 'What About Us', and possibly a medley?


MUST WATCH: Seth Meyers Full Statement On Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Nothing I can say will do this clip justice except this:

Seth Meyers is THE BEST late night host right now. 
Now watch this: 

From tonight’s #LNSM: Here are @SethMeyers’ remarks about the Charlottesville terror attack. — Late Night (@LateNightSeth) August 15, 2017

WWE Legend Ric Flair Update: Out Of Surgery; Resting

Let's dive into what we know.

On Saturday, wrestling icon Ric Flair was admitted to hospital and today, the situation turned much more serious.

Earlier, Ric was placed in a medically induced coma, and prepped for surgery, and while it's not entirely known what it is for, reports are suggesting heart issues.

The 68 year old is now out of surgery and resting, although sources are saying that he's not out of the woods.

Thinking about you Nature Boy.

Hang in there.

Taylor Swift Wins Sexual Assault Trial

It's all over.

Today, a jury ruled that former DJ David Mueller did in fact reach up her skirt and grab her bare ass during a 2013 meet & greet.

A judge had previously thrown out Mueller's lawsuit against Taylor and her mother, who he claimed cost him his job with the allegations.

Taylor was suing Mueller for $1, simply making a point that no one should be able to get away with what he did, and it wasn't about the money.

Swift also released a statement following the win:

"I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration ... [my attorneys] and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support through this four-year ordeal..." "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard.  Therefore, I will be making donat…

Goodbye TGIT: Shonda Rhimes Lands Multi Year Netflix Deal

This is HUGE.

After turning Thursday nights in TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday) with smash hits 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Scandal', and 'How to Get Away With Murder', Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC.....

For Netflix!!

Her trademark Shondaland will begin producing new material for the streaming program, while her ABC deal ends in June of 2018.

While 'Scandal' will be saying farewell next season, there's no word on 'Grey's future (heading into its 14th season) as well as HTGAWM.

Congrats Shonda!!

Bruno Mars Drops 'Versace On The Floor' Video......Featuring Zendaya!!!

Two of my FAVES!!

Bruno Mars has just dropped his brand new video for 'Versace on the Floor' and it features one of our absolute favorites....


Check it out:

Fifth Harmony SHUT IT DOWN At Teen Choice Awards


Fifth Harmony walked the blue carpet at tonight's Teen Choice Awards, and they looked absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!



Nicki Minaj Tries To Break The Internet With Instagram Selfie

Damn Nicki!!!

Nicki Minaj put her body on display in a series of Instagram selfies, and we can't get over the 34 year old's body.

The rapper captioned the photo:

“New stripper boots, who dis? I love being a stripper,”

A post shared by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on Aug 12, 2017 at 10:47am PDT

'Jersey Shore' Reunion Trailer Is HERE!!

The gangs (almost) here!!!

Most of the cast of 'Jersey Shore' (we miss you Vinny and Ronnie) have been filming the reunion special to their classic MTV show, and we now have our first glimpse.

The 'Reunion Road Trip' finds Snooki, JWOWW, Sammi, Mike and Pauly D embarking on a road trip together, revisiting their old stomping grounds.

What we didn't know however, is how fast it was coming:


The series won't just be focused on our beloved 'Shore' gang though. The E! docu-series will be also reunite other classic reality shows in the road trip fashion. The 'Jersey Shore' gang will be in the pilot episode.

Check it out below:

Judge Dismisses DJ's Claim That Taylor Swift Was Responsible For His Firing; Sexual Assault Claim Moving Forward

Score one for Swift.

News has just broken, that the judge in the Taylor Swift/David Mueller case has dismissed the DJ's claims that Taylor's allegations against him got him fired from his job.

Mueller was suing Swift for $3 million in defamation of character and that her allegations got him fired from his job after the 2013 incident that Swift alleges Mueller grabbed her during a meet & greet.

While this is a win for Taylor and her team (it now means the first half of the lawsuit is over), the trial isn't over.

Taylor is still fighting back against Mueller and the sexual assault case is moving forward.

Stay tuned.

Watch John Legend & Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Luna See Her Father On 'Sesame Street'


Back in December of 2016, John Legend filmed a very special appearance on 'Sesame Street', knowing his daughter Luna would see it eventually.

When John filmed the spot, Luna was sick (and also much younger) and couldn't go to the filming.

Fast forward to August of 2017, and John and Luna sat down with Luna to watch the very special moment....

And it's too damn cute!!!

When John first posted this video to instagram, Luna had no idea what Sesame Street was. She was sick and couldn't go to set when John was filming so all the characters made this video for her. This is her first time watching it and knowing how freaking epic it is A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Aug 9, 2017 at 5:15pm PDT

Taylor Swift Fires Back During Testimony At Sexual Assault Trial

I give Taylor a lot of flack.....

But this?


Taylor Swift was having none of the cross examination during trial today, which sees Taylor alleging a DJ grabbed her bare ass during a meet & greet.

The allegation stems from 2013, and following the allegations, the DJ, David Mueller, sued HER for $3 million in defamation because he lost his job at the radio station.


To counter, Taylor is suing David for $1.

Yes, you read that right.


This trial isn't about the money for Taylor (obviously), it's about the fact that it is completely unacceptable for a man to grab a woman without her consent.

Now that we're all up to speed, here's where we pick up:

Taylor testified today, and by these official quotes?

She wasn't standing for ANY of what David's attorney was trying to do.

Responding to one question about being critical of her bodyguard for not stopping the alleging groping:

"I'm critical of your client sticking hi…

NEW Pink: "What About Us"

The new era  has officially begun!!

Following yesterday's album title, artwork and release date reveal, Pink has finally dropped her brand new single 'What About Us'.

Check it out:

Pink Reveals Album Cover, Artwork & Release Date


With Pink's brand new single 'What About Us' dropping tomorrow (!!!!), we've finally been gifted with more amazing news:

The release date/artwork and title of her upcoming 7th studio album 'Beautiful Trauma'!!

The singer revealed the news via her social media, announcing the album drops October 13th!!

I could not be more excited right now. My single comes out today "what About Us" and my new album "Beautiful Trauma" comes out October 13th. I'm certifiably, insanely proud of this album. It's been a while, and I'm grateful for all the years we've had. Looking forward to the next chapter with you. A post shared by P!NK (@pink) on Aug 9, 2017 at 2:15pm PDT

Aaron Carter Continues To Open Up About Being Bisexual

He's living his truth!!

Aaron Carter recently spoke with radio program 'The Bert Show', where the 29 year old singer continued to open up about his recent coming out as bisexual.

Carter said:

"I'm a single guy again, recently came out as bisexual, so that's who I am. And I'm just taking it one minute, and one day, and one comment at a time," 

"All I can say is that I'm really looking forward to the future right now, and whether I choose to be with a man or a woman is my decision, and no one else's."

Aaron continued to open up, revealing that he was in a relationship with a man back when he was 17, but described it as a "small relationship"

"To be honest, I’ve been thinking about it for many years,” 

“It was something that I just felt like was important and I needed to say. It was a part of a new chapter of turning 30, on Dec. 7 this year.”

More than that, Aaron also discussed his recent breakup from Madison Parker: 

“I had…

Kesha Gives Emotional Interview About New Music On 'Good Morning America'


Kesha stopped by 'Good Morning America' to perform two tracks off of her brand new album 'Rainbow' (which drops tomorrow) and became quite emotional while discussing the effort with Robin Roberts.

Kesha discussed 'Praying' in particular, while holding back tears.

Watch the interview below, plus her performances of 'Praying' and 'Woman':

Mariah Carey's Ex-Choreographer SPEAKS OUT: Criticizes Recent Performances

It all stems back to THAT New Year's Eve performance....

And you all know damn well what I'm talking about.

Anthony Burrell was fired by Mariah Carey following her much talked about (and PANNED) New Year's Eve performance, and now, he's speaking out.

Speaking with Complex, Burrell held nothing back about the performance as well as more recent ones that Mariah has been called "lazy" in:

“It’s just typical Mariah,” 

“Mariah is clear: When she doesn’t wanna do something, she doesn’t do it. She’s performing with lackluster and no f—s given, and it’s taking away her star.”

“Working with an artist like Mariah, who’s not a mover first, it’s always a challenge to get them to think physically and not just vocally,” 

“You always have to keep in mind that they’re a singer first. The priority is not teaching them 100 counts of eight, or endless routines. I wanted to give Mariah a modern push to revamp her, give her a fresher, more modern feel, make her more aware of her bod…

James Corden Reveals Chester Bennington Filmed 'Carpool Karaoke': Explains If It Will Air

Still so devastated at this loss.

James Corden has revealed that Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington and the band had filmed an episode of 'Carpool Karaoke' before his tragic death. 
Now, he's speaking out to the 'Associated Press', and revealing whether or not the episode will air: 
“We will approach in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled,”
“We consider it to be not our decision to make. We will navigate as delicately as possible and I’m just an ear to whatever wishes they would want because I don’t think there’s any other way we could deal with it, really. It’s completely up to them and that’s a conversation we haven’t even thought about having right now… It’s a tragedy.”
Chester's wife Talinda thanked James via Twitter: 

Thank you @JKCorden — Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) August 9, 2017

Chris Brown Angers Rihanna Fans After He Comments On Instagram Photo


After Rihanna shared an EPIC photo of herself from the Crop Over Festival in Barbados over the weekend, fans were thrown for a loop when they spied a certain name commenting on the photo:

Her ex Chris brown.

Brown kept it simple with his reaction to the photo, simply posting the staring eyes emoji, but fans didn't take too kindly to it.

They quickly responded with "STAY AWAY FROM HER".....among some other explicit ones:

the @aura_experience caught by @dennisleupold #BARBADOS #cropover2017 #culture A post shared by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Aug 7, 2017 at 1:44pm PDT

Legendary Country Singer Glen Campbell Dies At Age 81

What a career.

Legendary country singer Glen Campbell died this morning at the age of 81, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

The Grammy winning singer released many hit songs including 'Country Boy', 'Gentle on my Mind' and of course 'Rhinestone Cowboy'.

RIP Glenn.

David Letterman Returning With Netflix Talk Show

The late night legend is coming back!!!

David Letterman said goodbye to 'The Late Show' two years ago, but he's returning to our lives in a big way:

To host a talk show on Netflix!!

The untitled, 6 episode series will feature Letterman sitting down with a guest, as well as feature his own topics outside of the studio.

The show will drop onto Netflix in 2018.

Stephen Amell Responds To Haters Commenting On His Going To Vancouver Pride

I love this man.

'Arrow' star Stephen Amell has responded to critics, who are criticizing him for attending the Vancouver Pride Parade.

Stephen shared many photos from the event this past weekend, and while he says most comments were supportive, some of them weren't.

Read Stephen's response below:

You can also see some of Stephen's celebratory Instagram posts below:

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 A post shared by Stephen Amell (@stephenamell) on Aug 6, 2017 at 6:46pm PDT 🏳️‍🌈 with this one. A post shared by Stephen Amell (@stephenamell) on Aug 6, 2017 at 6:06pm PDT

Miley Cyrus Announces New Album Release Date


In an image posted to her official website, Miley Cyrus has officially announced the release date for her upcoming 6th studio album!!

'Younger Now' will drop September 29th!!

Who's excited??

'Bachelor In Paradise' Promo: The Moment Production Shut Down

Here it is.....

And you all knew the show would capitalize on this.

In a brand new promo for 'Bachelor in Paradise', we see the moment producers made the decision to shut down filming after what happened between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.

Watch the moment below:

Both Corinne and DeMario didn't return for filming after it resumed, but both will be present for the reunion special.

Rihanna Shuts It Down At Crop Over Festival In Barbados


Cate Blanchett's Lucille Ball Biopic Moves Forward: Javier Bardem In Talks To Play Desi Arnaz

It's happening!!

The upcoming Lucille Ball biopic, which will star Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as the legendary actress, has landed at Amazon.

The film/biopic is an authorized tale based on the career of Ball, with Lucille's children acting as producers. Aaron Sorkin is on board to helm the script.

Now, we've learned that Oscar winner Javier Bardem is in the mix to play Lucy's longtime co-star and real life husband Desi Arnaz!! The two were married from 1940 to 1960.

Producers are still searching for actors to portray William Frawley & Vivian Vance, who played Fred and Ethel Mertz.

FIRST LOOK: Josh Brolin As Cable In 'Deadpool 2'


Ryan Reynolds shared the first official look at his upcoming nemesis in 'Deadpool 2' today:

Josh Brolin as Cable!!

Josh also followed it up with a photo to his own Instagram!!

We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle from the future. #PremiumCABLE #MaximumAsshole A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Aug 7, 2017 at 8:22am PDT Now offering 25 percent off your next autopsy. ☠️ #youremine #deadpool A post shared by Josh Brolin (@joshbrolin) on Aug 7, 2017 at 8:33am PDT

Anna Faris & Chris Pratt SPLIT After 8 Years Of Marriage


After 8 years of marriage, and an adorable 4 year old son named Jack, Anna Faris & Chris Pratt have split.

Both of the actors took to their social media, to share the same joint statement about their separation, saying they still have love for each other and are only concerned about Jack.

Read their statements below:

A post shared by Anna Faris (@annafaris) on Aug 6, 2017 at 8:02pm PDT

'Scandal' Final Season: The White Hat Is Off?


On October 5th, 'Scandal' will kick off its 7th and final season, and we now have our first promotional poster for it.

Will Olivia put on the white hat one more time?

Or is she too far gone?


Taylor Swift To Testify Against Alleged Groper

A jury is going to decide.

Taylor Swift is set to testify in court, that a Denver DJ sexually assaulted her during a photo op.

The singer is alleging that David Mueller groped her during a meet & greet back in 2013, with Mueller saying are falsely accusing him.

In the photo obtained by TMZ, Mueller's hand is seemingly on Taylor's backside, and her legal team is saying that he reached under her skirt and grabbed her.

Mueller's defense was that he was trying to move in for the photo op, as he was representing his station KYGO radio.

You can see the photo below:

Trial kicks off tomorrow, August 7th.

Aaron Carter Opens Up About His Sexuality In Powerful Letter

Bravo Aaron.


Aaron Carter is opening up in a big way, in a letter he shared via his social media late last night.

The 29 year old singer reveals he's bisexual, stating that he's been in relationships with both men and women.

Read the entire letter below: — Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 6, 2017

MUST WATCH: Idina Menzel Blown Away By Young Boy Who Belts Out 'Let It Go'


Idina Menzel was given quite the shock, while performing in Grand Prairie, Texas last weekend, and it all came in the form of  a young boy named Luke.

Idina welcomed a group of young kids to join her onstage, and pointed Luke out as being the only boy. She then asked him if she knew what song she was about to sing.

"'Let It Go', obviously. What kind of question is that?" he responded, to thunderous applause from the audience. When Idina told him that most boys that join her onstage dislike the 'Frozen' song, Luke fired back:

"Heck to the no" and "I'm offended!"


Check out his powerhouse performance, which even got a request from Menzel for an encore!!

Hilary Duff Claps Back At Body Shamers With Instagram Post

'Will & Grace' News: Shelley Morrison NOT Returning As Rosario

Following the reveal that the 'Will & Grace' revival had already been renewed for a second season, we were also dealt some sad news: 
Actress Shelley Morrison will NOT be returning for the revival!!
Morrison played Karen's maid Rosario, for nearly the shows entire run. 
Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan revealed the news during the TCA panel, saying Morrison has decided to retire. 
However, Harry Connick Jr. who played Grace's husband Leo, will be returning in some capacity. The creators did also explain they are working to get other familiar faces back.

Whoopi Goldberg Renews Contract At 'The View'

She's sticking around!!

Whoopi Goldberg has renewed her contract with ABC, and will be returning for next seasons 21st season of 'The View'.

This will be Whoopi's 10th season with the show, after joining in 2007.

It also makes her the 3rd longest running host:

With her 10th, she'll surpass Star Jones and Meredith Vieira (9 each), but still behind Joy Behar and Barbara Walters.

No word on other co-hosts Joy, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila, and Paula Faris.

Meet Marwan Kenzari: Jafar For Live Action 'Aladdin'

You're all welcome.

Aisha Tyler Says Goodbye To 'The Talk'

This was quite the emotional moment.

Today, Aisha Tyler bid 'The Talk' farewell, in an emotional moment alongside Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood.

Check it out below:

Sean Spicer Says NO To 'Dancing With The Stars'!!

And the world collectively says....


Sources close to 'Dancing with the Stars' are now confirming that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will NOT be joining the series.

There were reports that the ABC show had approached Spicer, and even made a full out attempt to land him, but we've learned he's said no.

They're totally going to try and get Scaramucci or Priebus aren't they?

WHOA!! 'Will & Grace' Revival ALREADY Renewed For Another Season!!


Minutes ago at the TCA panel for 'Will & Grace', the revived NBC comedy, set to return September for 12 new episodes.....

Has already been renewed for ANOTHER season!!!

The next season will be 13 episodes.

The creators of the show also revealed that the original series finale will be completely ignored, with executive producers calling it "a fantasy".

'American Horror Story: Cult' Character Posters Revealed

These are intriguing!!

With 'American Horror Story: Cult' premiering September 5th, it was time for Ryan Murphy to give us some other teasers.....

And this time, it's in the form of a few character posters!!

Not much else is revealed, however we do get a glimpse of Alison Pill, Cheyenne Jackson, Colton Haynes, Billy Eichner and Billie Lourd.

And what do they have in common?

They're all being stalked by some scary looking clown!!

MUST WATCH: Kesha Delivers Showstopping 'Praying' Performance

And......I'm crying.

Kesha performed some of her brand new 'Rainbow' album tracks for YouTube, and we need to discuss one performance in particular.

The singer took the stage and belted out her smash hit 'Praying', and.....

Still crying.

The emotion.......the power.....the vulnerability.....


You can also see her performance of 'Woman' below: