Oct 21

Homeless man convicted of stalking Harry Styles in London

iStock/KLH49A 26-year-old homeless man has been convicted of stalking Harry Styles outside his London home, the BBC reports.

Pablo Tarazaga-Orero avoided jail time but has been banned from going near Harry, his home or business addresses, including anywhere where he is performing. He is also banned from posting about the singer on social media and must complete a 12-month community order and a 30-day rehab program.

During the trial, Harry said he first encountered Tarazaga-Orero sleeping outdoors in his north London neighborhood, and offered him money for food or a hotel.

Harry bought Orero food the following day, but said he then stopped interacting with him after that because his “odd” behavior made him feel “a little uneasy.”

After that, Harry said he began to see Orero almost every day.  He eventually started following Harry, leaving the singer feeling "scared" and "very uncomfortable.”

The defendant told the court he never intended to stalk Harry but “just wanted the money he offered me.”  He also claimed Harry had propositioned him.

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   Oct 21

Miley Cyrus clarifies “you don’t have to be gay” comments

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCMiley Cyrus is clarifying some comments she made in her Instagram Live video on Sunday.

In the live session, she gushed over new boyfriend Cody Simpson and told fans “you don’t have to be gay” because “there are good men out there.”

"I always thought that I had to be gay because I just thought all guys were evil, but it's not true," she told her followers, adding – in a presumed diss to ex Liam Hemsworth -- that Cody is the only good man she’s ever met.

Miley, an outspoken LGBTQ advocate and self-identified pansexual, received backlash for her comments; some fans objected to her implication that being gay is a choice.  She took to Twitter Monday to explain.

"I was talking sh** about sucky guys, but let me be clear, YOU don't CHOOSE your sexuality,” she wrote. “You are born as you are. It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of. Happy Monday!"

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   Oct 21

“Truth Hurts”: Lizzo ties record with seventh week at number one on Billboard Hot 100

Atlantic RecordsLizzo’s “Truth Hurts” has now tied the record for the most weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a rap song by a female artist.

“Truth Hurts” has now been number one for seven weeks, equaling the mark set in 2014 by “Fancy,” by Iggy Azaela featuring Charli XCX

“We... Are... Officially.... Tied w/ Fancy for longest female rap #1 thank you to everyone who streamed,” Lizzo commented on Instagram with a screen shot of the chart.  “IF WE GET ONE MORE WEEK TRUTH HURTS WILL BE THE LONGEST RUNNING FEMALE RAP #1 OF ALL TIME.”

The song from Lizzo’s third studio album, Cuz I Love You, returns to number one this week after it was replaced last week at the top of the chart by Travis Scott’s “Highest in the Room.”

“Truth Hurts” also remains at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for an eighth week.

Lizzo already holds the record for the longest solo female #1 rap song in history -- as opposed a song featuring another artist.  Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” had previously held that record.

As previously reported, Los Angeles songwriter Justin Raisen is accusing Lizzo of using his lyrics, melody, and chords in "Truth Hurts" without giving him credit or compensation, while CeCe Peniston is accusing Lizzo of appropriating her hit "Finally" for the "Good as Hell" rapper's track "Juice." 

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