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Did Jay Z and Beyoncé create marriage rumors to boost tour ticket sales?

 
Posted Monday, August 11th 2014 @ 7am

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Here’s the latest story surrounding Jay Z and Beyoncé. Word is they created rumors of their break-up with the hope it would spur concert ticket sales. If the split was imminent, fans would scramble to catch the final “On The Run” shows. Publicist Jonathan Hay made the claim “They are driving interest for the tour. If you look at the timing of these stories, I don’t think this is a coincidence. So then we had the elevator fight and ticket sales have increased.”  Maybe they thing there’s no such thing as bad publicity!

Kim Kardashian is publishing a 352-page hardcover book of her selfies -- and she's calling it Selfish. The photobook is set to come out from Rizzoli Publishing in April and it will cost $19.95. During an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim said she got the idea from a "sexy" Polaroid photo book she gave Kanye for Valentine’s Day. Kim said she took more than 1200 selfies on her family's vacation in Thailand last year. Her last venture, the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app, is expected to net her about 85 million this year alone.  

Wrestler and actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is certainly counting his blessings. During the week Johnson’s mother, Ata Johnson, and cousin, Savelina Fanene, were involved in a serious head on car collision that was caused by a drunk driver. The Rock showed on Instagram the horrific photo from the scene. He wrote: “My mom and cousin were hit head on by a drunk driver. They lived. This was 100% preventable. #ChoicesMatter.” Look at the crash picture here.

One Direction is hitting movie theaters for a second time with the cinematic release of concert footage from the band’s current tour, Where We Are. The 90-minute movie, One Direction: Where We Are — The Concert Film, will be on 3,000 screens October 11th and 12th only. OOOOO!

Last night there was a ton of Teen Choice Awards winners at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Here is the complete list of winners!

CHOICE SONG OF THE SUMMER - Demi Lovato - "Really Don't Care" 

CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR: DRAMA - Ansel Elgort - Fault in our Stars

CHOICE REALITY SHOW - Keeping Up With The Kardashians

CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR: SCI-FI / FANTASY - Josh Hutcherson - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

CHOICE FEMALE COUNTRY ARTIST - Taylor Swift

CHOICE MOVIE: DRAMA - Fault in our Stars

CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS: ACTION/ADVENTURE - Shailene Woodley -Divergent 

CHOICE MOVIE BREAKOUT STAR - Ansel Elgort - Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars

CHOICE TV SHOW: DRAMA - Pretty Little Liars

CHOICE SUMMER TV STAR: MALE - Tyler Blackburn - Pretty Little Liars

CANDIE'S CHOICE STLYE ICON - Zendaya Coleman

CHOICE WEB STARS - Bethany Mota & Tyler Oakley

CHOICE MOVIE VILLAIN - Donald Sutherland 

CHOICE TV ACTRESS: COMEDY - Lea Michele – Glee

CHOICE FEMALE ARTIST - Ariana Grande

CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR: COMEDY - Kevin Hart

CHOICE TWIT - One Direction 

OLAY FRESH EFFECTS BREAKOUT STAR - Odeya Rush

ULTIMATE CHOICE - Selena Gomez

Investigators have failed to access any video from Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr.’s race teams after Stewart struck and killed him Saturday evening in Canadaigua, NY. TMZ says neither car had mini-cam footage of the moment he ran into Ward (after Stewart struck him and Ward got out of his car), which is odd, as Stewart typically had a mini-camera mounted on his cars when he raced. Ward was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“True Blood” actor Jim Parrack got engaged to “Hunger Games” actress Leven Rambin. The two announced on July 31st they were taking a social media break during a trip to Austin, Texas.   Both have confirmed the big news on their respective Facebook pages. The couple began dating in the spring, and Parrack divorced his wife of six years in June after separating in September. This will be Leven’s first marriage.

When Season 4 of Arrested Development got picked up by Netflix fans were pleased and now they are even happier because there’s going to be a Season 5. Cast member Will Arnett is the first person from production that has given a straight answer. Arnett went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and gave a verbal confirmation that yes it is going to happen!

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are divorced after 17 years of marriage. Duchovny filed the paperwork in June. They married in 1997 and separated in 2008 and again in 2011. 2008 was when Duchovny got treatment for sex addiction. No word on what caused the divorce other than the “irretrievable breakdown of the relationship” cited in the filing, but Leoni will have primary physical custody of their two kids, ages 12 and 15, while the couple shares joint legal custody.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pulled in $65 million bucks. Guardians of the Galaxy came in 2nd and made $41.5 million. Into The Storm came in 3rd while The Hundred-Foot Journey came in 4th. Lucy rounds out the Top 5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was produced by Michael Bay and starred Megan Fox. On the strength of the $65 million-plus opening, Paramount announced that a sequel is underway with Bay producing again.

 

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