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Ariana Grande may only be 25-years-old, but don’t for one minute think she doesn’t have a grasp on the politics of the music industry. Ariana is calling out the producer of the Grammys for falsely stating that the reason Ariana isn’t performing this Sunday is because she didn’t have enough time to prepare. The producer said they had had multiple conversations with her over the past two months but that Ariana “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.” Ariana was not going to take that! She tweeted, “i’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. i can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. it was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.” She added, “i offered 3 different songs. it’s about collaboration. it’s about feeling supported. it’s about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favors or playing games. it’s just a game y’all.. and i’m sorry but that’s not what music is to me.” She then wrote to her fans, “hope that helps everyone understand my decision. i am still grateful for the acknowledgement this year.”

Looks like Shia LaBeouf has found something he wants to do more than act. He now has a passion for teaching that he wants to pursue. A source close to the actor says that he wants to treat acting as more of a second career and teach full time. It appears that he’s been angling for this for some time. In fall 2018, Shia opened the Slauson R.C. Theater School in Los Angeles and posted, “You don’t have to be an actor. You don’t have to ever have thought about being an actor. You do, however, have to have a story that you’re willing to share.” Shia only has two films in post-production, “The Peanut Butter Falcon” and “The Tax Collector.” After that, he seems to have a clean slate, so plenty of time to spare.

Victoria’s Secret angel Lily Aldridge and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill are parents again! Lily recently announced that she gave birth to their second child on January 29, a boy named Winston Roy Followill. At first, Lily shared a photo of the baby on Instagram, but then she deleted it. Maybe the baby wasn’t quite photo-ready yet – the hair and make-up team wasn’t on standby.

We told you before that Jimmy Kimmel’s beach house was surrounded by police after a 911 call was made about explosives and that his friend, famed chef Adam Perry Lang, was arrested for it . Jimmy ended up bailing out Adam, who was arrested at the scene after a lengthy stand-off. Now, TMZ has released the arrest video, and sources are saying that Adam didn’t make the threatening call. The insiders claim his phone was checked and didn’t show a call to 911. On top of that, Adam has already said he was asleep at the time, which was apparently why it took so long for him to realize the cops were at the house. So, it looks like he’s been vindicated and that Jimmy made the right call bailing his bud out of jail.

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