The D-List: Thursday

Ariana Grande Performing at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande has been added to the list of performers for the funeral of Aretha Franklin. She'll be joining a heavyweight list of performers including Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, and more. "Aretha was fond of her," said Gwendolyn Quinn, the spokeswoman for the Franklin family. Her performance of '(You Make Me Feel Like)A Natural Woman' on Fallon solidified her spot Quinn went on to mention. The funeral for Aretha Franklin is Friday at 10 a.m. at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. The services will be televised and is rumored to be six hours long. 

 

Kanye West and Chance the Rapper Spotted in Studio

Kanye's trip to his hometown of Chicago has been eventful. First it was his interview on WGCI, and now he's been seen in the studio with Chance the Rapper to continue work on their joint album. Producer Zaytoven shared a picture of the three in the studio with the pretty cool caption, "ZAYTOVEN THE RAPPER." There are no other details on the project, but Chance did say that the three were "cooking up something special" in an interview earlier this summer. 

Ed Sheeran Takes First Big Acting Role

Not only is Ed Sheeran revealing he's married, but now he's revealed that he has landed a role in a new Danny Boyle film about The Beatles. There's no title for the film, but the film will be about a musician who wakes up and realizes that he's the only person on the planet who remembers The Beatles. Sheeran, who will be playing himself, finds the guy and takes him on tour with him. "So it was a very intense two months. Because I would have four  days gigging and then three days of filming," Sheeran said about the experience. "I was playing myself, so I don't think I did that bad." 

Enrique Iglesias Entertains His Twins

Enrique Iglesias posted a cute Instagram video of his 8-month old twins. In the video, Iglesias entertains his babies by running back and forth and making turkey-gobbling sounds. The twins, Lucy and Nicholas burst into laughter as daddy keeps their attention. The video is captioned, "Tough audience to entertain." Iglesias' wife Anna Kournikova gave the video a like.

 

Bruno Mars and Kodak Black Spotted In The Studio

Pictures of Bruno Mars and Kodak Black in studio together have piqued people's interest. Mars posted a couple of pictures of the two with the thinking emoji as the caption. We don't know if they are working on a new song or a remix. Stay tuned.Kodak was recently released from jail after serving seven months for multiple charges. Bruno kicks off the next leg of his 24k Magic Tour in Denver next week.

Shawn Mendes - Single But Not Looking To Mingle?

Shawn Mendes is a single man but he's not looking to fall head over heels in love just yet. In an interview with Variety, Mendes said, "I'm not currently dating anyone, but it's not because I don't have time — I don't know if I'd be dating anyone if I was home in Pickering, either." Mendes is from Pickering, Ontario in Canada. He continued about dating saying, "It hasn't stumbled across me, and I'm not chasing it."Mendes reflected, "Of course, seeing all those other artists and people in relationships, you think, 'Maybe it would be nice; who would be great for me?' And that's when you realize: 'This is wrong. Let it be. I'm not supposed to be with anyone right now.'"

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