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Mike Posner Pauses Walk Across America After Getting Bit by a Rattlesnake

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On Thursday, the 31-year-old singer-songwriter shared a video of himself strapped to gurney while surrounded by medical personnel. Posner explained the situation in the Instagram caption, claiming he was airlifted to a Colorado hospital after he had sustained a rattlesnake bite.

“I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for eight more when I got bit by a baby rattlesnake!” he wrote. “That venom is no joke! I got to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time […] I’ll be here a few days and will not be able to walk for several weeks but enjoying the AC and the nice bed, haven’t had those in a while Hahahaha! Can’t wait to get back on The Walk! KEEP GOING!!!!!!”

Posner shared an update via Twitter on Saturday, informing fans he was recovering much faster than expected. The artist shared a clip of him back on his feet, taking small steps with the help of a walker. He also made sure to show love to the hospital staff and his “whole family in the ICU.”

Here’s hoping Posner makes a full and speedy recovery.

The “Cooler Than Me” singer kicked off his cross-country trek on April 15 in New Jersey with the plan to reach Venice Beach, California, sometime in the fall. Posner told Billboard he decided to embark on the journey following the death of his father and good friend Avicii.

“I feel everyone has a list of things they’d like to do in life and then a list of things they have to do,” Posner explained. “After (the deaths) I realized I couldn’t wait to do these things I had to do on that list. I’d been putting (the walk) off for years and years and years. The time is now.”

Posner said he hoped the trek would help his creativity as well as teach him lifelong lessons and skills.

“I’d like to fall in love with the present moment and not worry so much about how far I am from the goal,” he explains. “The first 30 years of my life, I’ve set a goal out in front of me and worked like hell to get it. I always felt like something is wrong until I get there. On this walk…I have to figure out how to be in love with where I am right now. That would be good and be a skill that would benefit my life ahead.”

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Rihanna Knows How to Throw a Party. One Successful Night at Her Diamond Ball Is Proof

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The women’s washroom at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan is a palatial marble space. In any case, the slows down are little. Rihanna, in a dark velvet outfit with an emotional trumpet-flared stitch that stood out a few feet, didn’t appear to be irritated by the requirements. The vocalist, design and magnificence tycoon and donor was facilitating her Fifth Annual Diamond Ball in the scene, and she realized exactly how to manage her awkward skirt in those restroom slows down. At the point when asked how she fit, she had a snappy answer: “This way — like a topsy turvy umbrella, sister,” she exhibited supportively to TIME, flipping her spruce up, before dancing out to impart a gathering of the psyches to Kehlani and Megan Thee Stallion.

It might be simply one more night in the life for Rihanna. In any case, for the 600-odd visitors at the Diamond Ball supporting her Clara Lionel Foundation, it was a checked starry night highlighting host Seth Meyers and entertainers including Pharrell Williams, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Ferg, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, and even Rihanna herself, coming in for a first-since forever live execution of the tune “Lemon” — to the astonishment and joy of everybody collected. (Indeed, even at her extreme Savage X Fenty style show prior in the week, Rihanna declined to sing, leaning toward just to move. What’s more, following a three-years-and-tallying sit tight for her next collection, the fans are ravenous.)

The objective of the night: fund-raising for the Clara Lionel Foundation, her altruistic association named after her grandparents, which spotlights on offering help to worldwide young ladies’ training projects and compassionate guide programs in her local Caribbean, with an overwhelming spotlight on environmental change versatility. The strategy for raising support: a robust passageway sticker price and a live sell off. Visitors offer on an all-costs paid excursion to see Serena Williams contend in her next Grand Slam shot ($60,000); a constrained version 60-lb. foot stool book of elite Rihanna photographs and custom 2,000-lb. etched marble platform ($111,0000, to a Cardi B who outbid herself); and an outing to Barbados highlighting supper with the Prime Minister and a submarine excursion, among different advantages ($275,000, twice). Live gifts were coordinated by Twitter prime supporter and previous gathering participant Jack Dorsey (piling on over a large portion of a million from the group in the room). At last, they brought over $5 million up in all out.

It got off to a moderate beginning: visitors fired topping off the huge scene, which was lit up with hot pink, turquoise and yellow botanical light projections, lime-green tablecloths and genuine, rich blossoms flanking the goliath (open) bar, a long time before 8:00 p.m. Yet, it wasn’t until half past nine that supper (heated tagliardi bolognese, hamburger or fish with potato dauphinoise, chocolate cake) was served. In any case, there was bounty to do during the deferral: at a Fenty Beauty stall, visitors — like models Karlie Kloss, Shanina Shaik and Slick Woods, or rappers A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and 2 Chainz (it was his birthday) — could speak to the ability of cosmetics craftsmen outfitted with what resembled the full line of items.

In the interim, stations around the room recounted to video accounts of a portion of the ladies around the globe that the Clara Lionel Foundation has bolstered. A tap of a table task card additionally skilled a $100 gift to the reason, affability of American Express. “It’s something other than the gathering, it’s the give-back,” rehash participant Biggs Burke, record executive and Roc-A-Fella fellow benefactor, reminded TIME. “As a matter of first importance it’s for a decent aim. Second, clearly, it’s an incredible gathering. There’ll be some D’usse spilling and Ace of Spades everywhere.” Added first-time visitor Saint Jhn: “It’s my preferred night as of now.”

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Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy announce ‘Hella Mega’ tour, new songs

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Here’s a declaration that is knocking the socks off of our mid-2000s selves: Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are going on visit together.

With U.S. dates beginning in 2020, the “Hella Mega Tour will include the trio of notorious musical crews playing arenas crosswise over North America. It commences July 17 at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park and wraps up Aug. 29 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Webstore presale tickets for the North American leg start at 10 a.m. nearby time Sept. 16, while mailing list presale tickets start at 11 a.m. nearby time, as indicated by Green Day’s site. General deal begins at 10 a.m. neighborhood time Sept. 20 on Ticketmaster.

Los Angeles ska-punk band the Interrupters will open each show.

Pause, there’s progressively uplifting news.

On Tuesday, the three main events each discharged singles to go with the visit declaration.

Green Day’s “Father of All…” is a foot-tapping single from the band’s forthcoming album of the same name due out Feb. 7.  The band described the new album in a Sept. 10 tweet as, “The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos.”

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Scarlett Johansson shields Woody Allen: Actress says she doesn’t accept claims made against executive

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Scarlett Johansson has stood up on the side of executive Woody Allen, saying she doesn’t accept the sexual maltreatment claims made against him and would “work with him whenever”.

Various big names, including Timothee Chalamet Colin Firth and Greta Gerwig, have removed themselves from the movie producer since his embraced girl Dylan Farrow made the charges against him.

But speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Johansson said: “I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”

Johansson, who worked with the executive on movies Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, included: “I cherish Woody, I trust him, and I would work with him whenever.”

Allen has consistently denied the claims, which have been examined twice by specialists and no charges brought.

“There’s other voices that have more to say on this subject that probably need a microphone, I think I’m done speaking on that subject.”

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