Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she said she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. "After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest," Minaj said in a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press. "While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression," she said. Minaj was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18. Saudi organizers said the Jeddah World Fest will be broadcast globally. The kingdom is also promising quick electronic visas for international visitors who want to attend.
Casting for Walt Disney Pictures‘ live-action The Lion King continues today as reports confirm that John Oliver is set to voice Zazu. Oliver, who is best known for hosting HBO‘s Last Week Tonight, joins a cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and James Earl Jones reprising his animated role as Mufasa. Although still unconfirmed, director Jon Favreau has stated that Beyonce is his top choice to voice Nala. Favreau, who previously launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man, is bringing to The Lion King the same level of photo-real effects he brought to The Jungle Book. Look for The Lion King to hit the big screen July 19, 2019.
Camila Cabello's departure from Fifth Harmony in December left fans with a lot of questions -- including whether the group would keep their name as a foursome. According to the band, however, changing their name just wasn't the right choice. "It was obviously a thought, because it was a prevalent thing that there’s four of us, not five. Regardless, we were all very united in the fact that we didn’t want to change the name," Lauren Jauregui told MTV News on Wednesday. "Fifth Harmony is the name we grew up with and we worked for and it’s our brand," she added. "It’s who we are. It’s our entire moments. It’s what we spent five years on." As for whether the band considered replacing Cabello, Dinah Jane said they already have. "The fans named us Fifth Harmony, and now they're the fifth member," she explained.
Kylie Jenner has denied rumors she's pregnant with her second child. The 21-year-old reality star, whose daughter Stormi turns one next month (Feb19), sparked speculation she could be expecting another baby with boyfriend Travis Scott when she tweeted about an "exciting project" she has in the works. "I have something really exciting i get to share soon with you guys! I’ve been cooking this up for awhile i can’t wait to share my new project alreadyyy," she wrote. One fan was quick to jump to conclusions and tweeted Kylie, "Are you pregnant again?" But the Keeping Up With the Kardashians beauty shut down the question, and replied "Noooo lol (laugh out loud)." Despite Kylie's giggling response to the question, she admitted in a Snapchat Q&A session last October (18) that she is already thinking about further expanding her family. "Am I going to have another baby?" she mused. "I want another baby but, 'When?' is the question and I'm definitely not ready right this second. I don't know when I will be, but yeah, when I do, I would love to share more of that with you guys." Kylie famously kept her entire pregnancy a secret the first time around, and only confirmed the speculation when she announced Stormi's birth and shared pictures and video footage of her when she was expecting. A source close to the reality star previously said that while Kylie and Travis are keen to have another baby, the couple is planning to wait until the end of the rapper's Astroworld Tour in March before they start trying. "Kylie and Travis are going to wait until he's finished his tour before trying for another baby," the source told Entertainment Tonight. "They want to have another child soon so it's close in age to Stormi, but they do not want to do this while he's busy on the road."