Hollywood Live: Wednesday – September 6, 2023

No bathrooms, no food, just mud at Burning Man | Beyoncé's star-studded birthday bash | Diddy returns Bad Boy Publishing rights to artists


A woman walks between cars exiting the Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert, Nev., Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. The traffic jam leaving the festival eased up considerably Tuesday as the exodus from the mud-caked Nevada desert entered a second day following massive rain that left tens of thousands of partygoers stranded there for days. (AP Photo/Andy Barron)
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No bathrooms, no food and no performers, just mud at the yearly Burning Man festival in the desert

No bathrooms, no performers, no bathrooms, no food, lots of mud, no bathrooms. I’m talking about the Burning Man thing that happens in the desert every year.

In normal years, people at the festival have to contend with sweltering temperatures and dust storms. But this year, because of climate change, there was mud galore and many people tried to embrace the mud, even though they were getting flooded by it, by throwing some parties inside a recreational vehicle that perhaps wasn’t mudded out.

They were playing games, getting to know other people, and some celebrities even attended, like Chris Rock, Cindy Crawford and Diplo. And apparently they had to hitchhike out of the desert location. Not sure who they caught a ride with, since the traffic jam was eight hours long just to get to the two lane highway which takes you really out of there.

All of this begs the question, why are you out in the desert with 70,000 people and you don’t even get dinner and a show?

Beyoncé’s Star-Studded Birthday Bash: Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar and A-List Celebs Celebrate at SoFi Stadium Finale

FILE – Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2016. Beyoncé shined the brightest in a city full of Hollywood stars during the second night of her epic Renaissance Tour show on Saturday night, Sept 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Well, Beyoncé put on a show. She pulled out all the stops for her special birthday occasion and her third and final concert at SoFi Stadium here in Los Angeles. She’s been turning it up every night, all over the weekend.

At the show, Diana Ross led the crowd in a happy birthday sing-along. That was, of course, for Beyoncé’s birthday, which was on September 4. Kendrick Lamar, who joined Beyoncé on stage on the final date of her Lemonade tour back in 2016, actually came out about two hours into the show to perform “America Has a Problem.”

It was a heck of a weekend here at SoFi Stadium. In the house for the show were Adele, Lizzo, Zendaya, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Katie Perry, Brandi. Oh, and by the way, I think Chris Rock must have made it back, ’cause somebody saw him there too. Kate Hudson, Kim and Chloe Kardashian, along with Kylie Jenner, were also in attendance for Beyoncé’s big, big night.

She is doing so well. She probably won’t have to work in another 10 years ’cause her daughter, Blue Ivy, is out there on stage with her every night. I’m counting on that girl.

Diddy Returns Bad Boy Publishing Rights to Artists: A Multi-Million Dollar Labor Day Gesture

Sean “Diddy” Combs accepts the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

In what many are considering a ‘hmm’ moment and apparently themed for Labor Day, Bad Boy Records founder Sean “Diddy” Combs has decided to reassign his Bad Boy Publishing rights back to all of the Bad Boy artists and writers who helped build the company into a powerhouse it is today.

Artists in question include the Notorious B.I.G.’s estate, Faith Evans, Mase, Lox, 112 and many more unspecified creators.

Details are not available at the moment about all the assets, but everyone knows they’re worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And it has increased dramatically in recent years as the artists are really getting their music out there.

Now, the source notes that Combs has received multiple million dollar offers for the rights to Bad Boy Publishing, but instead has decided to reassign the rights to the songwriters. There are some people who are wondering why is he doing this? Maybe he just found God.

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