The D-List: Friday

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Ariana’s ‘Sweetener’ Drops Today

It's been two years and months of hype since there's been a new album from Ariana Grande, but today that changes with the release of her new album, "Sweetener." Grande took a bit of a hiatus after the tragedy in Manchester, England, and she came back with the first song, "No Tears Left To Cry," in tribute to her fans. The album has features from Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams, a reworked Beyonce demo song, and a song dedicated to her fiancé, Pete Davidson. Fans are happy that this day has finally arrived.

Pete Davidson Can Only Afford Groceries in his and Ariana’s Apartment

Comedian Pete Davidson is now opening up about the lavish $16 million New York apartment he and Ariana Grande share in Manhattan. The state-of-the-art five bedroom, four and a half bathroom crib has access to a sauna, spa, pool, and IMAX THEATRE. Ariana purchased the crib, and Pete says he's responsible for something super important for their survival in the home and that's groceries. Pete also said the new crib is still a work in progress, "It's like we have six beanbags, but we have no forks. Know what I mean?" 

Ariana Grande Performs Emotional Aretha Tribute 

Ariana Grande is one of the many celebs affected by the loss of Aretha Franklin. Ariana Grande was scheduled to do a comedy skit on The Tonight Show last night but was instead asked to perform an emotional tribute. At first, she declined but powered through after some convincing from Questlove. Ariana broke down after she sang Aretha’s hit “Natural Woman”. Aretha was one of Ariana’s idols.

New Poll Says Idris Elba Is Frontrunner to Play Bond

According to a new U.K. poll, Idris Elba is the one fans want to see as the next James Bond. 1000 people took part in the poll and Idris got 26 percent of the vote, next came "Venom" star Tom Hardy with 22 percent. Tom Hiddleston was third. At 45, if Elba is the heir apparent, he will be the oldest person to take the role since Roger Moore who first played the secret agent at 46. Idris continues to play humble when it comes to playing Bond, even telling fans on Twitter the other day, "Don't Believe the Hype." 

What Does Calvin Harris Keep In His DJ Booth?

Calvin Harris has a strange item that he keeps behind the DJ booth. Fellow DJ Steve Aoki revealed Harris has a framed photo of Rod Stewart with him. Aoki posted the footage on Twitter with the caption, "When u realize calvin harris has a framed photo of Rod Stewart on his dj booth, Simply amazing." We don't know if this was a one time thing or if the Rod Stewart photo travels around the world with Harris.

Liam Payne Changing Album After Break Up

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole's relationship fell apart last month. That's causing Payne to reflect on songs from his upcoming album. While not specifically addressing the break up in a tweet, Payne did say that some changes have happened.Payne wrote, "As you may know, the last few months have seen some big changes for me. I looked at some of the songs on my album which were done a while ago and they felt from another age. I'm now back in the studio working hard to finalize the final new songs on the record." Payne did announce a 4 song EP called First Time which is coming soon.

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