Kanye West’s hospitalization comes as no surprise after a string of incidents in recent days (years?) that for most people would have indicated some sort of emotional crisis might be in the works. This past Friday, West was booed at a show when he told his audience if he had voted for president, he would have voted for Donald Trump. Then he did a show on Saturday that he cut short after just a half hour — 10 minutes of which was taken up with a tirade about Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, radio and M-T-V. Then, he scrubbed Sunday night’s show in Los Angeles — and then cancelled the rest of the tour yesterday. That was followed by police being called to his home and him being hospitalized and placed on a psych hold. The picture used here was taken on November 15th, 2016.
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Metallica is about to get intimate and cozy with Toronto. Announced yesterday – the band will play a special one-off at Toronto’s Opera House next Tuesday, (Nov. 29.) Tickets go on sale today… Metallica, which just released its 10th studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, promises a “hot, sweaty old-school small show vibe” to the Toronto show. All ticket proceeds go to The Daily Bread Food Bank. Collection bins will also be at the venue, so Metallica is encouraging fans to bring non-perishables.
The “Hamilton” actor who spoke out to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence won’t be apologizing for his actions. Dixon says he “nothing to apologize for” after speaking up on behalf of diversity at Friday night’s performance of “Hamilton” – with Spence in the audience. Trump has insisted that Dixon apologize for his comments, saying they were disrespectful and aggressive. Pence himself says he has no problem with the way the comments were handled.
Add Dave Chappelle to the list of performers who will have a Netflix special. After his turn as host on “Saturday Night Live” he’s now about to do his first concert specials – 3 in all -in a 12 years. They will be released on Netflix, though no date for the specials has been set.
Laurie Hernandez could soon have a mirrorball trophy to go with her Olympic gold medals. Tonight, Season 23 wraps up on “Dancing With the Stars.” And the 16-year-old gymnast has been at, or near, the top in the judges’ scores all season. Race car driver James Hinchcliffe is right behind her by one point. Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is also in the finale.
It’s been a tough grind for the guy who replaced Richie Sambora in Bon Jovi, but he thinks he’s winning. Guitarist Phil X filled in for Sambora beginning in 2011 when Sambora went to rehab. He became a full member of Bon Jovi this year. Phil X says the first few shows, people held up signs saying, “Where’s Richie?” He says eventually, people started holding up “Phil X” signs. Phil X appears on the latest Bon Jovi album, “This House Is Not For Sale.”