Welcome to the Morning Brief. These are some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m.
Aziz Ansari has announced a major 28-date tour for 2019 called the Road to Nowhere. This comes after he was accused of sexual misconduct by the anonymous subject of a report published on Babe.net. Ansari has maintained that the encounter “by all indications was completely consensual.”
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s new album DUMMY BOY is out now and the rapper is in jail. Possibly for good. The album’s tracklist includes Kanye West and Nicki Minaj on “MAMA,” with West also contributing to “FEEFA.”
The video for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani‘s Christmas song is finally here! The couple’s new collaboration, “You Make it Feel Like Christmas,” is all about love and romance. Miranda Lambert is going to hate it.
Ava DuVernay has scored a huge deal with a big nine-figure TV production deal. The Selma director has just signed a $100 million deal to develop projects for Warner Bros. TV.
Judge Judy is making bank! Judy was just ranked as the highest-paid TV host right now, beating out Ellen and Dr. Phil for the honor. She earned $147 million in pretax income last year.