Mark Ronson Bieber's $200M Catalog Sale ... GREAT Move, Get That $$$!!!

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Mark Ronson says Justin Bieber's call to sell off his music catalog is a sweet decision, and he also says Bieb fans can chill ... this is not a sign the singer's ready to hang it up.

We got the producer/DJ Tuesday at LAX, and he doesn't see J.B.'s estimated $200 million catalog sale as a dead end -- noting it could be a good thing for fans, possibly showing Justin has a bunch more music to make, and is just looking to maximize profits off what he's done so far.

Obviously, Mark doesn't know exactly what's going through Justin's head ... but he notes money's got to be a big factor.

As we reported, Justin had his eyes on the big deal with Hipgnosis Songs Capital in December, which included his entire music catalog -- 6 albums over a decade, as well as all singles and collabs. Hipgnosis announced the closing of the mega sale Tuesday.

BTW, Mark gives us his 2 cents about this year's Coachella lineup, too ... and he thinks headliners Bad Bunny and BLACKPINK are fire choices.

Coachella 2023 Lineup Released ... Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, Frank Ocean Headlining

Coachella has dropped this year's highly anticipated lineup ... and some of the biggest artists are comin' to bring the house down.

Bad Bunny is set to hit the stage Friday, with Gorillaz, Metro Boomin, and Pusha T goin' all out throughout the day, amongst others. Idris Elba is also touching down on day 1, performing as a DJ for the crowd.

Saturday's headliner is K-pop group BLACKPINK -- while other performances that day will come from Rosalía, The Kid LAROI, and Charli XCX, to name a few.

Don't sleep on Sunday -- because Frank Ocean will finally be gracing the desert stage. For those unaware, he was set as a headliner for the 2020 concert before the whole thing got scrapped.

Other than Frank, Sunday's packed with artists like Björk, Dominic Fike, Latto, Rae Sremmurd, and lots more.

Fake lineups have circulated online, including one that said Justin Bieber would headline. Sources say Bieber was asked, but he turned it down in order to focus on his album. However, we're told there's a good chance he does it in 2024!

Remember, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd all headlined in 2022 ... and they surely didn't disappoint.

Despite putting on a great show more recently ... honchos working behind the scenes of the 2-weekend long festival have seen some hiccups over the last few years.

You'll recall, there was a bit of drama over who would fill the spot ... after Kanye West dropped out of the show a week before the festival began. He had plans to bring out Travis Scott, but of course, that didn't happen once Ye pulled the plug.

Coachella made its comeback that year ... after canceling the festivals in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.

Well, this year the show will go on ... and it seems like it will be a hell of a time!

It'll all go down April 14–23.

Kanye West Production Co. Sues ... You Screwed Us Out of $7M!!!

Kanye West and his team continued to string a production company along with unfulfilled promises of payment, which eventually swelled up to more than $7 million ... according to the company, which is now suing Ye.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Phantom Labs says they worked on multiple large-scale projects with Kanye between June 2021 to March 2022. Among the ventures were 4 weeks of Sunday Service, a listening event for "Donda 2," the "Free Larry Hoover" show with Drake and his canceled 2022 Coachella performance.

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Phantom, repped by attorney Howard King, says at first, Ye and team were good about making payments -- but it wasn't long before bills started to pile up -- and by February 2022, they say they were owed over $6 million.

The docs say Ye had allegedly promised to settle his debt with Phantom, using the reported $9 million he was supposed to make at Coachella, but when he unexpectedly canceled on the festival, Phantom says it became clear, Ye wasn't going to pay.

Phantom says in addition to the $6 million tab Ye already had with the company, they were hit with another $1.1 million in Coachella-related cancelation fees they also want Ye to cover.

TMZ broke the story, Kanye backed out of Coachella less than 2 weeks before the festival kicked off. While the reason behind his cancelation still isn't totally known, he made the decision after a rough few months which saw him lash out against Kim Kardashian.

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The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia eventually filled Kanye's headlining spot, and got a ton of praise for an incredible performance.

As for Phantom, they're suing for breach of contract, among other things, and want Ye to fork over the $7.1 million they say they're owed, plus more.

Coachella Weekend 2 Sees More Busts ... Rowdier Crowd, It Seems!!!

It looks like people came to Coachella ready to party and break the law even more so on the second go-around this year -- because cops slapped on way more cuffs than Week 1.

The second-weekend data is out ... and according to Indio Police, officers made a total of 133 arrests from Friday through Sunday -- which is about 20 more busts than what they'd done the weekend prior ... and a whopping 36% more than Weekend 2 in 2019.

As for how the alleged crimes break down, IPD says 106 of those arrests were drug/alcohol or intoxication-related, 17 of them had to do with fake IDs, 5 were possession of drugs for sale and another 5 were miscellaneous.

Their ticket handouts were higher on the 2nd weekend as well compared to the first -- cops say they gave out 96 citations (compared to last week's 72) ... and that figure, they say, is 81% higher than what they doled out in 2019.

Seems lots of people were eager to whip out handicap placards ... because IPD says they gave 91 citations for the unlawful use of those. Four people allegedly parked in handicap stalls and 1 person brought an unregistered vehicle into the desert ... so claim the police.

Like we said ... the numbers are higher than they were on the week of the 15th, so it appears folks came down looking to go out with a bang seeing how Coachella won't be back for a full year.

If that was their goal, they certainly succeeded

Billie Eilish Face Plants at Coachella Week 2 ... Hayley Williams Surprise Guest!!!

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Billie Eilish fell on her face Saturday night during week 2 of Coachella, making a joke of it before a crowd that was wildly impressed with every move she made.

Billie, as usual, did not disappoint, as she surprised fans with Hayley Williams to perform Paramore's "Misery Business."

At one point during the set, Billie fell flat on her face and joked with the crowd that she just "ate s***!" The stage had just gone dark when she fell, so fans could hear it but they didn't see it. She groaned, "Ouch! You guys, I just ate ass up here!"

Sounds like it did hurt ... Billie later repeated, "Ow," as she held her hand as if it was causing pain. She added, "You guys, I seriously ate s***. Seriously. It was pitch black. You see that square?: This f***ing thing? I went de-de-de-de-de and fell onto my face!"

Billie was undeterred, saying "I'm good. It was dark. Ouch, I tripped on the f***ing fire thing."

As for how Billie intro'd Hayley ... “Oh, look! An empty seat. Who’s that for? Everybody, can we please welcome my friend Hayley Williams!”

Hayley was stoked, telling the crowd, “This is my first Coachella, whoa. Thanks for sharing this with me. This is sick!”

Billie was equally excited, and after Hayley left she said, “Oh my fucking God. Absolutely what on earth could be cooler than that? I’m dead serious.”

Big success.

Megan Thee Stalion Pours Booze Down Fan's Mouth at Coachella Party!!!

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Megan Thee Stallion got a fan all liquored up during week 2 of Coachella, pouring booze into his mouth as she performed for a more-than-enthusiastic crowd!!!

Megan performed 5 songs Saturday night at the Shein.com event at the Zenyara Estate. During the short set, a fan handed her a bottle of booze, and MTS knew exactly what to do ... and the crowd loved it.

You clearly see in the vid Megan's having a great time, playing with the crowd and twerking for a couple minutes.

The event lasted most of the day. It was called Zeuphoria -- Ella Mai performed for the day party, Meg Thee Stallion for the after-party. Megan did double duty, also performing on the Coachella stage the same day.

During the first week, Megan debuted "Plan B," possibly about Tory Lanez, who is now accused of shooting her in the foot during an argument. The song goes in part, it was "veery motherf***ing personal" and it's dedicated "to whom it may the f*** concern."

Message received.

Coachella Weekend 2 Harry Styles Surprises Fans with Lizzo!!!

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Harry Styles did not disappoint during the kickoff of Coachella, Weekend 2 ... because his surprise guest made the crowd go crazy ... Lizzo!

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Harry headlined Friday night in the desert, and one of the songs he and Lizzo chose is a tried-and-true anthem -- Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."

They also paid homage to One Direction ... singing "What Makes You Beautiful."

Lizzo, fresh off her 'SNL' stint, gave Harry a social media shoutout after the set and thanked him for bringing her up ... "Proud of you @harrystyles. Thank u for having me."

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Billie Eilish, also a headliner, was just a fan Friday night, clearly feelin' it as she watched Harry perform. Billie will take the stage Saturday night for her own headlining set.

Big Sean also performed Friday ... he brought out the always awesome/adventurous Mike Posner. Lots of throwbacks, including Posner's "Cooler Than Me."

Mike posted after the show ... "From my mom's basement all the way to Coachella - what a journey it's been. Proud to have shared the stage with you again @BigSean. 🙏"

Sean also brought out GF Jhene Aiko.

And, let's not forget Daniel Caesar, who brought out Justin Bieber during Week 1. This time around the guest was Omar Apollo.

Coachella 2022 is getting mixed reviews, but all in all it seems like a blast.

The Weeknd Staying Loose For Coachella Weekend Two ... DJs and Sings At Star-Studded Party

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The Weeknd isn't about to lose his groove for weekend two of Coachella ... hopping onstage Wednesday night to DJ and sing at a big Hollywood bash.

Check out the video ... T.W.'s clearly feeling it, dancing around as he DJs. At one point, he jumps onstage and sings with Kaytranada and Zack Bia.

As for who hit up the party at the Terminal 27 party ... Leo DiCaprio, Timothee Chalamet, Willow Smith, YG, Alexander Wang, Hunter Schafer, Dominic Fike, Daniel Caesar, Beck and The Martinez Brothers.

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Abel had a pretty big weekend a few days back ... headlining Coachella last Sunday with Swedish Mafia House.

The Weekend and SMH had an epic night, performing for a massive crowd on night 3 ...  taking the stage together and each doing their own songs.

Screw the concept of resting up ... Weeknd's revved up for this coming Sunday, when he'll headline again in the desert near Palm Springs.

The Weeknd was a last-minute sub for Kanye, who bailed 2 weeks before Coachella, but fans don't seem upset at Ye's replacement ... not at all.

LSU Gymnast Olivia Dunne Someone Jacked My Phone!!! ... At Revolve Fest

Revolve Festival was a nightmare for a ton of influencers ... and social media star Olivia "Livvy" Dunne was no exception -- the LSU gymnast says someone made off with her phone!!

Of course, the complaints piled in about the super-exclusive bash during Weekend 1 of Coachella ... with folks claiming they were stranded in the heat at shuttle stops without water or any other way to make it to the venue.

Dunne says her experience wasn't all gravy, either ... sharing a pic in a pink outfit while breaking the bad news.

"To the person who pick-pocketed my phone, thanks I needed an upgrade anyways:) #revolvefestival," Dunne said on Instagram.

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The awful turn of events didn't completely ruin Dunne's time, though ... as she posted a TikTok from 'Chella in front of the iconic Ferris wheel.

Dunne is one of the best gymnasts in the country ... and was a Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association All-American in 2021.

On top of being an incredible athlete, Dunne also has a massive social media audience ... with 5.2 million followers on TikTok and another 1.7 million on Instagram.

The presence has helped her rake in a ton of dough ... as Dunne has earned more than $1 million in name, image and likeness deals.

So yeah ... she can afford the replacement, but whoever stole her phone is a Grade-A scumbag.

Coachella 2022 Weekend 1 Arrests Up Since 2019 ... Drug & Booze Busts, Etc.

Weekend 1 of Coachella 2022 is in the books -- and after a 2-year hiatus, it seems folks were itching to land in some trouble with the law ... turns out, arrests were up!

The Indio Police Dept. just released hard numbers describing the alleged scoundrels they encountered Fri-Sun -- the first time Coachella had happened since 2019 -- and wouldn't you know it ... they slapped handcuffs on quite a few more people than the last time around.

There were a total of 112 arrests this year -- up 13% from the 99 arrests they made during Weekend 1 in 2019 -- and they issued a helluva lot more citations in 2022 as well ... 72 of them, in fact, which is 41% more than what they handed out in 2019 for the same window.

If you're wondering how exactly that data breaks down -- well, IPD has that info for you too ... there were 85 drug/alcohol/intoxication busts this year, 15 false ID arrests, 3 instances of folks allegedly possessing drugs for sale and 9 property crimes for which they hauled someone in.

On the citation front ... 54 slips were written for people cops say used bogus handicap placards, and 18 that were drawn up for attendees actually parking in handicap spots.

Now, the upside ... Indio Police say traffic congestion was kept in check -- thanks to a team effort from neighboring law enforcement agencies and partners -- and there were no major concert-related incidents.

So, all in all ... a pretty successful first weekend in the desert, minus all these other arrests they're mentioning. While they're not ideal, it doesn't seem like there were any crazy assaults or crimes of the like ... seems as though people were mostly getting trashed on their own accord.

Success!(?)

Chanel Iman Goes IG Official W/ Patriots Player ... Amid Sterling Shepard Divorce

Chanel Iman is officially off the market ... 'cause the supermodel just went IG official with Patriots DT Davon Godchaux -- after estranged hubby Sterling Shepard recently filed for divorce.

The Victoria's Secret model was spotted with her new man at Coachella's Revolve Festival on Sunday ... and the couple looked happy-go-lucky.

Iman was smiling ear-to-ear in the new IG post, showing PDA with Godchaux, who was giving her smooches.

And, things must be pretty serious ... DG left a comment on her pic, writing, "I love you❤🤞🏾👅"

The 27-year-old Patriots nose tackle -- who signed with the Pats in 2021 after spending his first 3 seasons with the Dolphins -- also recently posted IG flicks of the new couple having a great time in Cali.

It's good to see Iman find love again ... remember, the 31-year-old is currently going through a divorce with Shepard, who filed last June.

Shepard -- who recently took a pay cut to remain with the Giants this upcoming season -- met Iman at Victor Cruz's birthday party back in 2016 ... before getting married to the model in March 2018.

Shepard and Iman have two kids together ... 3-year-old Cali and 2-year-old Cassie.

The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia Headline Coachella Night 3 ... Two Performances, One Killer Set!!!

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The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia wrapped up Coachella weekend 1 with an epic set on night 3, giving the massive crowd a night to remember.

SHM played solo for the first hour, with classics like "Don't You Worry Child" and "Save The World" -- easy to say the crowd was hyped.

The Weeknd joined the group onstage for remixes of songs like "Moth To A Flame" and "Sacrifice" off his latest album, Dawn FM. After their collab performance, the solo artist stuck around for the final hour to do some of his own chart-breaking hits like "Blinding Lights" and "The Hills."

The Weeknd headlined the Indio festival back in 2018, as well as held performances in 2015, and again in 2012 -- the same year SHM headlined.

The night was one to remember, but obviously was supposed to go in a different direction ... as we reported, Kanye West was set to headline Sunday, but backed out the week before the festival began -- catching Coachella's producers off-guard. We were told Ye left an $8M deal on the table after walking away.

Doja Cat First Official Coachella Performance ... Bringin' Out Tyga!!!

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Doja Cat had her first solo performance at Coachella, and she brought Tyga to the stage to perform one of their hits.

The recent Grammy winner got her own lineup spot Sunday, and the crowd was loving every minute ... along with her hits, she performed a new song, "Vegas," which is in Baz Luhrmann's new Elvis movie.

At one point, she started her song, "Juicy," but couldn't do it alone ... bringing fellow artist Tyga to the stage to collab. She also brought up Rico Nasty for their song, "Tia Tamera."

Doja joined Rico at the festival back in 2019, but this is the first year she's been given her own slot -- fitting to bring Rico back on the stage after she did the same for her years ago.

As you know, Doja claimed to be quitting music at the end of March after tweeting about her poor performance at Lollapalooza in Brazil ... her fans in Paraguay got upset that she never tweeted about missing their recent festival -- one that was canceled due to a deadly storm, so not really her fault.

A war broke out online between her and fans, even journalists, in Paraguay ... going off about leaving the music game, changing her handle to "I quit" and saying "This s*** ain't for me so I'm out. Y'all take care."

Looks like her quit wasn't immediate if at all ... she put on quite the show for her fans Sunday night as they packed the Indio festival.

Coachella 2022 Stars Swarm The Final Day Of The Fest

That's a wrap on the first weekend of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival ... and the celebs squeezed every last drop of day 3 with some wild shows, crazy looks and plenty of chill time by the pool.

Super model Shanina Shaik, rapper Quavo, Chloe Bailey and a bunch more stars soaked in the last day in Indio while musicians like Run The Jewels, Jamie XX, Doja Cat and The Weeknd with Swedish House Mafia closed out the Easter Sunday night.

A few stars took it slow on the last day by resting poolside and easing into the closing night ... Olivia Jade got a little R&R in a tiny black bikini and super model Allesandra Ambrosio floated into the day on butterfly pool floatie.

Now try to rehydrate and catch up on some sleep ... cause weekend 2 starts in just a few days!

Isaiah Rashad Talks Apparent Sex Tape Outing ... Gratitude at Coachella

Isaiah Rashad broke his silence this weekend about a sex tape that appears to out him as LGBT friendly -- and he's taking all the love and support he's received in stride.

The TDE artist -- who's had a solid and loyal fanbase for years, dating back to the 2010s -- performed Saturday at Coachella ... the first time he's taken the stage publicly since a private tape of his leaked back in February, showing him engaged in a sex act with two men.

The clip went viral, conjuring lots of reaction from the hip-hop community, including shock. Fact is, Isaiah had only ever indicated he was into girls ... at least in his music, anyway.

While there were some who chimed in with homophobic jokes and insults, there were just as many who spoke up having Isaiah's back -- including some prominent figures in the industry, like The Game, who said people's private lives were no one else's business but their own.

Isaiah was clearly keeping tabs on all the chatter that surfaced, as he compiled a lot of it into an intro video that he played before coming out to rock his set.

IR performed with tons of energy and didn't explicitly say anything about the sex tape until later on when he was nearing the end ... giving thanks to his fans for the solidarity, even indicating they may have saved his life with their messages of positivity and embrace.

It also appears the guy was getting emotional during one of his songs -- eagle-eyed viewers watching the live stream from home spotted what look to be tears coming down his face.

Tons of people are giving Isaiah props for tackling this issue head on at Coachella, the most public of spaces. Also ... him getting embraced like this is indicative of where we are as a culture ... namely, it ain't that big a deal if a rapper is anything but straight these days.

That hasn't always been the case, but the tide seems to be turning in that regard.

Megan Thee Stallion New Coachella Song ... Aimed at Tory???

Megan Thee Stallion might be taking a page out of Tory Lanez's book -- she seems to have addressed their legal battle/past relationship in song ... and she did it at Coachella.

The MC performed Saturday in Indio, and at one point during her set ... she took to a moment to debut a new track, while also touching on its significance to her as talked to the crowd. And she did it in not-so-subtle terms either, although refrained from naming names.

Meg says, "This song is very mf'ing personal to me, and it's to whom the f*** it may concern -- and I really feel like my ladies with f*** with me on this one," telling the DJ to drop it.

Listen to it for yourself ... it's all about Meg dissing dudes she used to mess with, and promoting the idea she's independent, etc. Empowering stuff, no doubt, and while it could be directed at anyone ... it's hard to shake the feeling this might be aimed at Tory too.

The reason we say that ... there's a telling lyric in there about how "d*** don't run me," and of course -- Tory himself used that very same term not too long ago on Twitter, which landed him in trouble with a judge, albeit temporarily.

You'll recall, TL suggested he was sleeping with both Megan and her friend (the other woman in the car) and that's what he apologized for ... not for shooting her in the feet.

Earlier this month, Tory was briefly remanded into custody for this tweet ... a judge found he was indirectly speaking to Megan, which violates her protective order against him as their case plays out. Tory was sprung the same day, however, and went on to drop a new song/music video within 72 hours of bailing out -- again, seemingly addressing the sitch.

Now, it sounds like Meg's taking the narrative back into her own hands ... and on the biggest of stages, no less. No word what the name of this new tune is, or when it officially drops.

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