We did it! Happy Friday, everyone. Start your weekend early with just a light dollop of some delicious pop culture headlines! A Britney Spears-themed best man speech goes viral, a Chicago Fire star takes his work home during an elevator scare, and Will Ferrell announces his next film project. Those stories and more in today’s celebrity headlines!
Here are the 6 stories you need to read today:
1. Oops, we watched it again! Take a look at this extraordinary Britney Spears-themed best man speech choreographed, that’s right choreographed, by the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show The Fosters, Bradley Bredeweg. [Crushable]
2.Joe Jonas admitted to Scene magazine recently that he believes he’s had it easier than pop star Justin Bieber. “I’ve had an easier route than most. The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope,” Jonas said. [Bieber] is having a very tough time finding balance. I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal — that’s going to sum it up pretty quick. There’s an equation for some sort of explosion.” [MTV]
3. In a touching story, Ed Sheeran called one of his fans, a 15-year-old with cystic fibrosis named Triona Priestley, and sang his song “Little Bird” to her minutes before she passed away. [Just Jared]
4. Life imitated art when Chicago Fire actor Jesse Spencer recently assisted real firefighters when he, his parents, and a group of tourists were stuck in a Springfield, Illinois elevator. The actor helped with the escape plan by prying open the doors enough to get a cell phone signal to dial 911 and keeping the group calm until the firemen arrived. [People]
5. The studio audience of the Late Show with David Letterman got quite the surprise Wednesday night: a free Lady Gaga concert! The “Applause” singer invited the audience to the Roseland Ballroom to watch her perform two songs from her Homecoming tour. [EW]
6. Racing, basketball, figure skating, and now tennis! Avid sports fanatic Will Ferrell will reported star in Match Maker, a tennis drama based on the 1973 Battle of the Sexes Match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. [Variety]
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