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Ariana Grande Sorry About 'Not at All Funny' JonBenet Joke

Singer apologizes after commenting on friend's Instagram post

(Newser) - Ariana Grande is facing backlash after making an ill-advised joke about a murdered child. As Page Six and Fox News explain, the controversy started when Grande's friend Doug Middlebrook posted a since-deleted Instagram photo of a tabloid featuring JonBenet Ramsey, who was murdered at age 6, with the caption:... More »

Why Ariana Cried at Concert: 'I'm Still Processing a Lot'

Fans were concerned after singer broke down during set Saturday in Missouri

(Newser) - The past couple of years have been rough ones for Ariana Grande: Ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died , she split with fiance Pete Davidson , and a suicide bomber killed nearly two dozen people at her May 2017 concert in Manchester, England. So when videos started circulating online showing Grande crying during the... More »

Ariana Professes Big Love for a Star. He Sweetly Responds

Grande, Jim Carrey bond over their thoughts on depression

(Newser) - Ariana Grande started a sweet back-and-forth with Jim Carrey of all people on Saturday, USA Today reports, when she posted an Instagram story showing a picture Carrey, alongside a quote of his on dealing with depression. "You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest,'... More »

Ariana Grande Opens Tour With ... Voter Registration

Star joins nonpartisan group that works with musicians

(Newser) - Ariana Grande launched her "Sweetener" world tour on Monday night with a concert that included singalong hits, wardrobe changes—and voter registration. Head Count, a nonpartisan organization that teams with musicians on democracy initiatives, is signing up new voters on the 51-show tour, CBS News reports. The nonprofit has... More »

Ariana Grande Isn't Just Queen of the Charts

Singer becomes most followed woman on Instagram

(Newser) - There's a new Instagram queen, and Selena Gomez doesn't care. Ariana Grande has nabbed the crown of the most followed woman on the social media site. Mashable puts her tally at more than 146,355,000 followers, with Gomez behind by about 60,000. Grande has added more... More »

Ariana Grande Wins First Grammy, Skips Ceremony

She deleted a tweet after Cardi B's win

(Newser) - Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer . Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for "Sweetener," beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn... More »

Ariana Grande Says Grammys Producer Is Lying About Her

He claimed she won't be performing because she can't 'pull something together'

(Newser) - Ariana Grande says she wasn't going to talk about why she isn't performing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday—until producer Ken Ehrlich started "lying" about it. In a tweet Thursday, the star slammed Ehrlich, who told the AP earlier in the day that there had been... More »

Ariana Grande's Tattoo 'Fix' Not Actually a Fix

'Japanese BBQ finger'? 'Ring seven finger'? 'Seven finger ring'?

(Newser) - Ariana Grande has now "fixed" her new palm tattoo ... kind of. Much drama ensued when the singer posted a photo of the tattoo, which was supposed to be the Japanese characters for "7 Rings" in honor of her latest single, only to find out a character was missing... More »

There's One Little Problem With Ariana Grande's Tattoo

It reads ... 'charcoal grill'?

(Newser) - Ariana Grande got a new tattoo that's supposed to read "7 Rings" in Japanese to honor her latest single. What it actually reads: shichirin. What does that mean? A small barbecue grill, the New York Post reports. Japanese fans noticed the error when Grande posted a picture of... More »

Pete Davidson in Stand-Up Set: Should I Get Louis CK Tattoo?

Not out of admiration, though, 'SNL' star jokes in 2 Mass. standup shows, which also covered Ariana

(Newser) - The last part of 2018 was a volatile one for Pete Davidson: He split with Ariana Grande , found himself at the center of controversy for mocking a former Navy SEAL , and deleted his Instagram account after a concerning post in which he hinted at suicide . The 25-year-old SNL star decided... More »

No. 1 Song of Year: the 'Anthem 2018 Deserves'

According to Digg, Ariana Grande rules the roost with 'Thank U, Next'

(Newser) - "Everyone" has weighed in, and they've told Digg what the best songs of 2018 are. The site confesses it didn't use a "super fancy algorithm" to figure out what tunes were resonating with the people at large. Instead, a "human Digg Editor" pored over a... More »

Ariana, Celebs Rally Around 'Suicidal' Pete Davidson

Saturday Night Live star posts grim Instagram message

(Newser) - Is Pete Davidson on the brink? The Saturday Night Live star posted online missives Saturday that touch on mental health and suicide, per TMZ . "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore," writes the 25-year-old on Instagram. "I'm doing my best to stay... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

Ariana Grande Takes Down Piers Morgan on Twitter

Brit criticized band for posing nude

(Newser) - Piers Morgan clashed with Ariana Grande and Ariana Grande's mother on Twitter Wednesday—and it did not go well for the British TV presenter. In what Cosmopolitan calls a "spectacular takedown," Grande stepped in after her mother criticized tweets from Morgan in which he accused the band... More »

Ariana Grande Pulls a Surprise 30 Mins. Before SNL

Singer drops a new single, 'Thank U, Next' before ex Pete Davidson goes on-air

(Newser) - The spectacle of the Ariana Grande-Pete Davidson breakup may outlast the actual relationship: Grande dropped a single Saturday night, 30 minutes before Davidson was to appear on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, reports BuzzFeed , and in a single verse of "Thank U, Next," called out to... More »

Without Baldwin, SNL Mocks Fox's Caravan Coverage

Plus, Pete Davidson mocks candidate who lost eye in war, addresses Ariana Grande breakup

(Newser) - With Alec Baldwin busy with legal trouble , Saturday Night Live used its final episode before the midterm elections to poke fun at Fox News and its coverage of the migrant caravan, with Kate McKinnon worrying as host Laura Ingraham about "a vicious caravan of dozens, maybe millions of illegal... More »

Ex's SNL Promo Seemed to Get Ariana Grande's Goat

Was Ariana subtweeting former fiance with 'relevancy' post?

(Newser) - Although it was "very sad," the breakup of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at least seemed to be civil. Apparently that tenuous detente has ended, at least per the buzz around the 25-year-old singer's recent tweets. People reports on an SNL promo that dropped this week featuring... More »

Another 'Bye Bye' as Ariana Grande Addresses Split

'Very sad' singer is taking a social media break

(Newser) - It's all "very sad." That's Ariana Grande's take on her recent split from fiance Pete Davidson, which she briefly referred to in a since-deleted Instagram post late Tuesday. "Time to say bye bye to the internet for just a lil bit. it's hard... More »

Love Is Dead: Ariana, Pete Split

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are apparently over, though maybe not forever

(Newser) - They were engaged within weeks of dating , and even got matching tattoos . Now, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson may have some ink to cover up. TMZ, which broke the news of their marriage plans in June, is now reporting on the demise of those plans, with sources telling the site... More »

No One Gets Chrissy Teigen's Name Right. She's Not Alone

'Ask about pronunciation when even a little in doubt': Rachelle Hampton

(Newser) - If you were to pronounce Chrissy Teigen's last name as "Tie-gen," rather than "Tee-gen," there's a good chance she'd correct you, even though you're technically right. As the Lip Sync Battle host and wife of singer John Legend revealed in a Sunday... More »

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