Loren's LoDown: Charlie Puth Wishes He Could've Helped Mac

The two became close friends recently.

September 11, 2018
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Kelsea Ballerini Joining The Voice 

The Voice seems to be switching it up this year -- it was just announced that Kelsea Ballerini is going to be joining as fifth coach this season. She's going to be involved in something called the "Comeback Stage,"  which is where she'll mentor six artists who didn't get selected to be on a team during the blind auditions. They'll compete in battle rounds for a chance to re-enter the main competition in November. The Voice season premiere is Monday, September 24th. 

 

Ben Affleck's GF Visits Him in Rehab

Ben Affleck's rumored girlfriend Shauna Sexton was spotted visiting him in rehab the other day. Apparently she spent four hours there with him. BTW, his brother Casey gave us an update and says he seems to be doing well. 

 

Charlie Puth Wishes He Could've Helped Mac

Charlie Puth talked to E! News about the passing of his friend Mac Miller and said that he wished he could have saved him. The two became very close after sharing the same personal trainer, and Charlie says he wishes he could've helped Mac get sober. 

 

Gaga Gets Oscar Buzz, Standing O for Movie 

We learned a little bit more about Lady Gaga and her upcoming movie A Star is Born, thanks to her interview with Vogue. This movie has been made many times, and the last time it was made was in the 70s and Barbra Streisand played the part that Gaga is playing. Gaga said that Barbra actually came to the set of the movie and it really touched her because she felt like Barbra passed the torch. We also learned that for a lot of the musical performances, especially the ones with big crowds, they were real performances. Bradley Cooper - who directed it and stars with her - said that Gaga is such a good performer that if they didn't make it real, in front of those 80,000 people crowds, then the audience would see right through it. Oh, and in case you're curious - the movie is getting insane reviews already from critics. Like, Oscar-worthy reviews. Oh, and she got a standing ovation from an audience during a Q&A and she started crying because she was so overwhelmed.

 

Drake Once Asked Heidi Klum Out 

This is amazing. Heidi Klum is on Ellen and she revealed that Drake once texted her to hang out… this was after she had been on Ellen's show in the past and was playing Who'd You Rather and chose Drake over Joaquin Phoenix, and she never texted him back! 

 

Carrie Underwood Getting Hollywood Star 

Carrie Underwood is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will be taking place September 20th. Guest speakers will include Simon Cowell and Brad Paisley. 

 

Kanye Puts Wrong Info Out… Twice?? 

Very weird. Over the weekend Kanye said that Kim was in law school, but those reports were scrubbed from the internet pretty fast. Kim's rep clarified that she's not in law school, but she's doing a lot of work on prison reform and she's likening it to law school. Wouldn't your husband know if you're in law school or not? So odd. ALSO very odd: Kanye said this weekend that he is going to teach at a college… and the Art Institute came out and was like, there are no plans for Kanye to teach here. 

 

Mac Miller Public Vigil 

There's going to be a public vigil to celebrate the life of Mac Miller at Blue Slide Park, which is inside of Frick Park in Pittsburgh. Blue Slide Park is the name of Mac's first album. The vigil is taking place tonight at 5p. 

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