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Lollapalooza lineup includes Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White — and no female headliners

Lollapalooza lovers, put your pinky rings up to the moon, because Bruno Mars is this year’s big headliner.

After sweeping the Grammys’ three main categories in January, Mars will join the Weeknd, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys and Travis Scott at the downtown Chicago festival.

But Lollapalooza didn’t book any women to headline its two biggest stages. (The other three headliners include the National, Vampire Weekend and Odesza.)

In the wake of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, the gigantic gender gap in the music industry has come under increased scrutiny, from criticism of male-heavy-festival lineups, to outrage that more than 90 percent of Grammy nominees between 2013 and 2018 were men, according to a recent University of Southern California study.

So to have no women headlining is a bad look for Lollapalooza, and it comes at a time when the festival might be in its most vulnerable state in years.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Lollapalooza four-day passes sold out within an hour in 2016 after going on sale, and in about two-and-a-half hours last year — and that was before the lineups were revealed.

But four-day passes ($386.23 including taxes and fees) went on sale Tuesday morning at lollapalooza.com — and are still available. One-day passes have yet to go on sale, and the daily lineups and schedule have yet to be released.

Female artists don’t even appear until the fourth line of the lineup poster. Women nevertheless will be some of the most-anticipated acts at this year’s festival, taking place Aug. 2 to 5 in Grant Park — including St. Vincent, Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello, Lizzo and teen punk band the Regrettes.

And fingers crossed Cardi B, whose not officially on the bill, shows up during Mars’ set to perform Mars’ Finesse (Remix) (and fingers crossed, some of her own songs).

But compared to their male counterparts, female artists are scarce on the 182-act bill.

Other big names include Post Malone, Logic, Khalid, Portugal. The Man, and Lil Uzi Vert (whose set was canceled due to storms last year). LL Cool J will also put on a rare performance.

The Lollapalooza lineup includes:

  • The Weeknd
  • Bruno Mars
  • Jack White
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Travis Scott
  • The National
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Odesza
  • Logic
  • Post Malone
  • Khalid
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • Chvrches
  • St. Vincent
  • Zedd
  • Excision
  • Walk The Moon
  • Dua Lipa
  • LL Cool J
  • Dillon Francis
  • Galantis
  • Camila Cabello
  • Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven
  • Gucci Mane
  • James Bay
  • Brockhampton
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • BORNS
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Tash Sultana
  • Illenium
  • Rezz
  • Rebelution
  • Lykke Li
  • Chromeo
  • Luke Combs
  • Tycho
  • Playboi Carti
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Lil Pump
  • Malaa
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • Daniel Caesar
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Blackbear
  • Jungle
  • Alina Baraz
  • Zomboy
  • Quinn XCII
  • Goldlink
  • Billie Eilish
  • Hippie Sabotage
  • A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  • Kali Uchis
  • Bazzi
  • Nav
  • Lizzo
  • Daya
  • Jessie Ware
  • What So Hot
  • All Time Low
  • LANY
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Rex Orange County
  • Cigarettes After Sex
  • Anderson East
  • Sabrina Claudio
  • Petit Biscuit
  • The Wombats
  • Kayzo
  • Parquet Courts
  • Alan Walker
  • Stars
  • ARIZONA
  • The Vaccines
  • Bomba Estéreo
  • Rusko
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Troyboi
  • Big Wild
  • Lauv
  • Shiba San
  • Valentino Khan
  • Ghastly
  • Terror Jr.
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Autograf
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Chris Lake
  • Herobust
  • G Herbo
  • Taylor Bennett
  • Knox Fortune
  • Gang of Youths
  • Tyler Childers
  • Frenship
  • Durand Jones & the Indicators
  • Basement
  • Cuco
  • London On Da Track
  • K?D
  • Two Feet
  • Ekali
  • Post Animal
  • Jessie Reyez
  • Welshly Arms
  • Goldfish
  • Alex Lahey
  • Pale Waves
  • Wallows
  • Yungblud
  • LOUDPVCK
  • Sir Sly
  • Charlotte Cardin
  • Madison Beer
  • Superorganism
  • The Coronas
  • The Regrettes
  • Curtis Harding
  • Allie X
  • 4B
  • Space Jesus
  • Slaves (UK)
  • Amy Shark
  • Sasha Sloan
  • Freya Ridings
  • Supa Bwe
  • Matt Maeson
  • The Him
  • Brohug
  • Nick Mulvey
  • Dream Wife
  • Clairo
  • Kuuro
  • Valee
  • Jesse Baez
  • LovelyTheBand
  • Femdot
  • John Splithoff
  • Buddy
  • R.LUM.R
  • Chase Atlantic
  • Droeloe
  • Medasin
  • Melvv
  • Virgil Abloh
  • Oshi
  • Gashi
  • Vera Blue
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Noizu
  • Blackgummy
  • LZRD
  • Davie
  • Nothing, Nowhere.
  • CKY
  • Cleopatrick
  • Wes Period
  • Morgxn
  • Bones (UK)
  • Tim Gunter
  • DJ Taye
  • Fletcher
  • Morgan Saint
  • Van William
  • The Wrecks
  • The Aces
  • Mainland
  • Grace Weber
  • Larkin Poe
  • Emilia Ali
  • Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
  • Mister G
  • KB Whirly
  • Big Don
  • Q Brothers
  • Aaron Nigel Smith
  • Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats
  • The School of Rock Allstars

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Rihanna’s Snapchat blast sends stock into another celebrity-driven skid

Don’t mess with Rihanna.

The pop star took aim at Snapchat Thursday, and Wall Street responded by pushing the stock in parent Snap, Inc. (SNAP) down 3.6%.

The singer blasted the social network for running an ad that made light of the 2009 assault of the singer by then-boyfriend Chris Brown, and suggested fans delete the app.

Snap apologized for the ad and said it removed it last weekend after it started to appear.

The ad for the “Would You Rather,” game asked Snapchat users if they would rather “Slap Rihanna” or “Punch Chris Brown.”

Brown pled guilty to assault after an altercation the night of the 2009 Grammys left Rihanna bloody and bruised, according to photos of her face that were leaked to the public. Brown was sentenced to serve five years probation and 1,400 hours of community service.

“You already know you ain’t my fav app out there!” said Rihanna on Snapchat-rival Instagram, addressing Snapchat. “You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV (domestic violence) victims and made a joke of it!!!…Shame on you.”

In a statement, Snap called the ad “disgusting,” and that it never should have appeared on the service. “We are so sorry we made the terrible mistake of allowing it through our review process. We are investigating how that happened so that we can make sure it never happens again.”

Rihanna isn’t the first celebrity to dis Snapchat. In February, reality star Kylie Jenner said she didn’t care for Snap’s re-design, and that comment sent Snap’s stock falling 6.1%. Like other social media platforms, Snap’s popularity is aided when A-list celebrities join, bringing their followers.

The app’s users have previously criticized the company for racism after it issued filters allowing users to don virtual “black-face” or “yellow-face” by pretending to be Bob Marley or an anime figure.

Rihanna is one of the most popular performers online, with over 86 million followers on Twitter, 81 million on Facebook and 61 million on Instagram.

The stock closed at $17.20 a share Thursday, down 65 cents a share, and 3.64% from the previous day’s trading. Its primary source of revenue is selling advertising.

Exclusive: Mary J. Blige Keeping Her NJ Mansion After Bitter Divorce From Kendu

When it comes to Mary J. Blige’s efforts to sell her multi million dollar New Jersey mansion, there’s no more drama.

The “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” has taken her eight bedroom palatial pile off the market now that she’s divorced from her ex husband and manager Kendu Isaacs, after she spent 10 years trying to sell it, BOSSIP has learned.

Last month, Blige settled her acrimonious divorce from Kendu out of court, and the settlement terms aren’t known. But it’s around that time when the house was no longer listed for sale, according to public records.

Blige bought the estate for $12.3 million in 2008, and the property boasts eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a studio, media room, library and staff quarters, according to the home’s listing.

The diva had steadily lowered the mansion’s price after she first put it on the market in 2008 for nearly $14 million. Last summer, she dropped the price again to $6.9 million from $8.8 million.

It’s not clear whether L.A.-based Blige decided to keep the estate, which lies outside of New York City, for herself, or give it to Kendu as part of their settlement. The taxes on the property alone are at least $85,000, so unemployed Kendu would have to cough up some big money in order to stay there.

SZA Might Not Be Making Music For Much Longer

Why must all good things come to an end? Especially so soon!!!

It looks like SZA isn’t planning on making music for much longer, and according to her, she might not make it past her sophomore album. In a new interview with Flaunt, TDE’s number one lady says that her upcoming follow-up to her smash hit Ctrl is going to be the end of her music career.

“I’m still miserable,” she told the publication. “My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like I’m in a cage. I’m making the best album of my life for this next album and I know that… because it’s going to be my last album.”

All we can hope is that that doesn’t end up to be true. As the article specifically notes, there’s an important specification along with her thoughts of calling it quits: “Let’s not take that ‘last’ part too seriously. She delivered it with a grin and has been known to flirt with the idea of early retirement. Even before Ctrl dropped, the stress of expectation got to her so much that she tweeted ‘I actually quit.’ Now she thinks, ‘God didn’t give me the Grammys, because he knows I would have quit, like ‘I have nothing else to do.’”

Like anyone who keeps up with Solana knows, her words need to be taken with a grain of salt–but it’s understandable that she’s experiencing a shock to her system rising to fame at lightning speed.

Whatever the case, we can at least expect one more album out of SZA, which she says she’s in the process of starting now.

Isaiah Washington Says Shonda Rhimes Blames Racism for His ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Firing

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Isaiah Washington insists he was ousted from “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2007 over false accusations fueled by an allegedly racist ABC exec … and he says Shonda Rhimes knows it too, and has his back.

The actor tells us Shonda — creator and exec producer of ‘Grey’s’ — has “nothing good to say” about ABC or its exec VP, Howard Davine. He also says Shonda believes Davine should be investigated for his “racist, biased behavior.”

What Isaiah’s suggesting is pretty explosive. First, that the stories about him making homophobic comments on the ‘Grey’s’ set were lies to get him blackballed in Hollywood. Second, Shonda, the queen of TGIT, taking a stand against ABC says a lot.

She’s the network’s biggest content creator, and if she’s calling out one of its execs … y’know she’s pissed.

Isaiah says a whistleblower tipped him off to Davine’s alleged actions, and now he’s hoping the Time’s Up movement or others get on board with his fight.

We’ve reached out to Shonda’s office several times, but so far no word back.

Aubrey O’Day: I Had a Sexual Relationship with Donald Trump Jr.

Aubrey O’Day is telling close friends she absolutely had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump Jr. for months, but she strongly believes it has nothing to do with Trump’s divorce.

Sources closely connected to O’Day tell TMZ, she had an affair with Trump Jr., but it didn’t start until AFTER she filmed “The Celebrity Apprentice.” She says she has “proof” of the affair. Our sources say Aubrey was told by Trump his marriage had fallen apart and he intended to leave his wife, Vanessa, and Aubrey believed it.

The sources say Vanessa knew about the affair when it was happening in 2012. We’re told Vanessa flew into a rage and eventually it got to Donald Trump, who told his son, in no uncertain terms, he had to end the relationship and “focus on his marriage to make it work.”

DJT Jr. swiftly cut things off with Aubrey.

We’re told Aubrey is “devastated” people are calling her a homewrecker. She says, first of all, she was told DJT Jr.’s marriage was over. Secondly, she says her affair did NOT trigger the divorce 6 years later.

John Mayer And Hailey Baldwin Grab Dinner Together

John Mayer and Hailey Baldwin hugged it out leaving dinner Thursday night … but it just seems super friendly.

The duo was joined by other friends including “Boy Meets World” star Danielle Fishel at dinner in the San Fernando Valley. Baldwin had congratulated Fishel who just got engaged, so it could’ve been the reason for the get together.

Baldwin has confessed she’s a huge John Mayer fan and knows his songs by heart. She even caught his L.A. show last year with pal Kendall Jenner, so talk about the ultimate fangirl supper.

There are rumors Baldwin was dating Shawn Mendes and Mendes is reportedly tight with Mayer, although Mendes wasn’t at the dinner.

The only person missing from the shindig who’s got connections to all of them … the Biebs.