Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. The event is being observed throughout Britain, especially at Kensington Palace. People have been laying floral tributes, photos and personal messages at the palace gates. Diana’s sons, Princes William and Harry, are not expected to take part in any public events today.
The “Property Brothers” are making their next move to conquer all of television. Drew Scott has just been announced as the first cast member in the upcoming 25th season of “Dancing With The Stars”. The announcement came Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America” with dancer Emma Slater making the reveal as she pulled a disco ball off Scott’s head. Read more here.
When it was announced that Bruce Springsteen would be heading to the Broadway for a limited-run of performances, fans were overjoyed. But they’re not as overjoyed now – with tickets being resold for thousands of dollars online. While some fans were able to obtain tickets via Ticketmaster, many more found themselves shut out when tickets went on sale yesterday. Almost immediately, tickets for the shows started showing up on ticket-reselling sites for as high as $6,000 apiece, with the “cheap seats in the mezzanine” listed at $2,000. This happened despite Ticketmaster instituting its “Verified Fan” program intended to shut down scalpers. Find the details here.
And speaking of scalpers, Taylor Swift’s plan to apparently stop them from picking up tickets to shows on her next tour backfired. Swift is working with Ticketmaster to let fans earn “boosts” to improve their chance of getting tickets. A statement says, “Taylor Swift is committed to getting tickets into the hands of fans…NOT scalpers or bots.” The boosts include posting about the singer on social media, watching her new music video and buying her album or merchandise. Doing any of these activities will put fans ahead in an online queue when tickets to Swift’s latest live shows go on sale. But many are criticizing the singer, saying this feels like another money grab. Find out more here.