Loren's LoDown 9/10/18: John Legend Makes EGOT Status!

He's one of only 15 people to ever do it, and he's the first black man to do it!

September 10, 2018
John Legend

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Nick Jonas Talks Engagement on Fallon

Nick Jonas was on Fallon on Friday and talked about how he and his fiance Priyanka Chopra got together and were engaged after just a few months of dating. He then explained that their families got together and took part in a celebration of their engagement in India. Nick said it was really special to have the private moments with his family and then tell the world of their engagement afterwards. 

 

Kanye's Ready for 2024 & Watch the Throne 2 

ICYMI Kanye West tweeted out "2024" this weekend and his buddy John Legend said that Kanye is pretty serious about running. So, that's where we are in our political landscape, my friends. BTW, Kanye also tweeted that Watch the Throne 2 is coming soon. The first collaboration between Jay Z and Kanye was released seven years ago, and fans have been hoping for a part 2. 

 

John Legend Becomes an EGOT Winner!

John Legend just became an EGOT winner!!!! He's won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in his lifetime -- and he's the first black man to do it (Whoopi Goldberg is the first black person to have won in 2002). So cool. Last night he snagged an Emmy -- putting him in the EGOT category -- for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice also reached EGOT status last night for their work on the project as well. So cool! They're just three of 15 people who have ever reached that status. 

 

Cardi B Comes for Nicki Minaj 

Cardi B came for Nicki Minaj on Friday, in case you've been living under a rock and you missed it. They were at a fashion week party and Cardi tried to approach Nicki. Before you knew it, there was screaming and yelling and Cardi throwing shoes at Nicki. Nicki was surrounded by body guards and seemed really unbothered. Cardi was eventually escorted out with a huge bruise on her head, a ripped dress and a missing shoe. The bruise did not appear to come from Nicki as Nicki never made contact with Cardi at all. Cardi took to Instagram afterwards to accuse Nicki of coming for her daughter, writing "I've let a lot of BLEEP slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me…but when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter, is when all bets are BLEEPING off!" 

 

Kanye West Makes Big Stink Over Reporter

A little bit ago, Kim Kardashian made headlines for a comment she made toward Tyson Beckford, which people alleged was a homophobic comment. Fast forward to this past weekend when Kanye was at a Ralph Lauren party and a reporter asked him about that situation. Kanye lost it… he ran to the event organizers and demanded that the reporter be kicked out. He was basically like, if she doesn't go, then I go. GOOD LORD JUST MOVE ON TO ANOTHER REPORTER KANYE STOP BEING SUCH A LITTLE KID. 

 

Serena Williams Fined $17k for US Open Actions

Serena Williams has been fined $17k for her actions at the US Open this weekend. In case you missed it, the referee sort of accused her of cheating -- he said that her coach was coaching her from the sidelines. She flat out to the ref "I don't cheat to win. I'd rather lose." (Later her coach did admit he was coaching her and pointed out that every single other player's coach does the same thing. Anyway.) Serena got into a war of words with the ref and it sort of spiraled… she at one point broke her racket on the court. She called the ref a thief and he eventually penalized her even more by taking away a game, and Serena accused him of sexism. Serena eventually lost the match to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka. The crowd was booing and Serena made a point to tell the crowd to stop, and congratulated Naomi on a well-played match and win. After the match during a press conference, Serena said "I've seen other men call other umpires several things. I'm here fighting for women's rights and women's equality and for me to say 'thief' and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He's never took a game from a man because he said 'thief,'" Many other celebrities came to Serena's defense, including Andy Roddick who said it was the worst referring he'd ever seen. 

 

Post Malone Buys New Car, Old House is Targeted

Just days after totaling his Rolls Royce in a car accident on Friday morning, Post Malone got himself a new one! It's bigger… it's better… and it's worth a whopping $420k. PS, we just found out that about a week ago, thieves broke into Posty's house and pistol-whipped the person who was home at the time, and they were screaming "where's Post Malone?" Guess what? Post hasn't lived there in months! Ha! That poor homeowner, though! 

 

A-Rod Pays Bet Debt to Mark Wahlberg 

Mark Wahlberg made a bet with A-Rod that the Sox would win last time the Yankees were in town, and obviously, we won because we're amazing… so A-Rod had to flip burgers at Wahlberger's in Fenway as his punishment. Mark made a little video for the occasion. 

 

Mac Miller's Cause of Death Yet to be Determined

Mac Miller's cause of death hasn't been determined yet. The county medical examiner completed an autopsy on Saturday but they are deferring to name a cause of death until they get the toxicology report back. His body has been released back to his family. Meanwhile, it was reported this weekend that his home was reportedly scrubbed of all drugs before police showed up. 

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