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Scooter Braun Defends Ellen DeGeneres Amid Workplace Controversy: 'They Love to See People Fall'

Scooter Braun is defending Ellen DeGeneres.

The 39-year-old music manager of artists like Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato defended the Ellen DeGeneres Show host amid investigations into toxic workplace environment reports and allegations of misconduct by employees in the office.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ellen DeGeneres

“People love to take shots at people. They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget. @TheEllenShow is a kind, thoughtful, courageous human being who stands for what is right and highlights on her show the best of us. She has helped change the views for equality…needed to say this as I know first hand how she helps so many when we are watching and when we are not. She isn’t about what is popular she is about what is right. Sending love to Ellen today,” he wrote.

Ellen addressed allegations in a letter to staff. Here’s what she wrote…

Scooter Braun Didn't Originally Intend to Manage Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato and Scooter Braun are discussing how they came together as business partners.

Last May, the 27-year-old “Tell Me You Love Me” superstar inked a deal to make Scooter her new manager, and they recently opened up about how that decision came to be.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Demi Lovato

“In the past, I projected my own abandonment issues onto other people, especially male figures that I looked up to as father figures,” Demi told Bustle about switching up her managers. “I had to reflect on, ‘What do I want my relationship with my manager to look like without enmeshing my own father issues onto him?’”

“I’ve been through that with Justin … I’ve been through that with Ariana, you know?” Scooter added about going through trauma and mental health struggles with artists. “I felt like, because I’ve been through that a couple of times with people who started off very young, I can understand [Demi’s] struggles a little bit.”

Scooter then revealed that during their first meeting, he was ready to not take her on.

“My intention was to be respectful and decline,” he said. “She was nervous … What I saw is that she needed someone who didn’t need her. And about halfway through the meeting, [my partner Allison Kaye and I] both looked at each other and instinctually kind of laughed. And then Allison texted me and goes, ‘You’re thinking the same thing I am.’ I knew I could help her. I knew Allison could help her. I knew that we were in a position, in our lives and our careers, that if Demi needed to take three years off, she can do that. And if Demi needs us to go and have an honest conversation and get her out of something, it doesn’t affect my reputation.”

“I was nervous because I wanted him to manage me so bad, and I was terrified of rejection,” Demi said. “Also, having gone through such a public overdose, I didn’t know if anyone would want to manage me after that.”

Demi recently shared a sweet series of photos with her boyfriend. See the cute pics!

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Todrick Hall Says He Resorted to 'A Few Regina George Moments' Amid Scooter Braun Feud

Todrick Hall is on the cover of Billboard‘s annual PRIDE issue, out now.

Here’s what the 35-year-old Quarantine Queen entertainer had to say…

On why he still feels like an outsider in the industry: “People have put me on a pedestal and think that I am signed to a label and that I have management. I am blown away by their ignorance on how the industry works…I am flattered that my team and I have been able to make people believe that we are on that same level.”

On comments from internet “trolls”: “I feel that the hate I receive on the internet comes mostly from people of color and people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s almost like we like complaining about the fact that there isn’t enough representation, but then when the representation in there and it doesn’t come in the exact package or the exact size the we wished it had been, we bash that as well.”

Taylor Swift, on how Todrick Hall inspired her to be more vocal about LGBTQ equality: “From day one, Todrick has always been very honest with me about his life and his experiences as a gay man of color…he never felt the need to edit who he is around me or be a different version of himself. I think that unapologetic sense of self is also what people connect to in his work. He’s just Todrick. He’s never EVER going to even attempt to be anyone else.”

On his feud with Scooter Braun: “I don’t think that Scooter is a horrible villain the way that it may have been painted in the past — the way I have helped paint it in the past… I genuinely attempted several times to talk to him from a place of love, but with my wounds from being Black and gay in America, and his ego, it was difficult to get through. So I resorted to a few Regina George moments I’m not necessarily proud of.”

For more from Todrick, head to Billboard.com.

Justin Bieber & Scooter Braun Both React To Tekashi 6ix9ine's Comments About 'Stuck With U'

Just a few hours after Tekashi 6ix9ine accused Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of buying their #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, both singers have now responded.

Ariana issued a long statement about how she nor her team would ever do such a thing to buy that spot and claimed that getting #1 records was not her priority.

Now, Justin and Scooter Braun, who manages both musicians, have responded to the claims made by 6ix9ine.

“You never have to stand alone so let me be clear,” Scooter replied to her Instagram, adding he would always stand by her side. “Only domestic streams are counted for a domestic chart. If someone is counting their total they aren’t counting correctly.”

He continued, “Two…We never disclose our sales until end of week. That is called strategy and is and always has been our policy. Three… Nielsen and billboard rules state clearly one credit card can only buy max 4 copies. Anything above that the entire amount gets thrown out. They review that. All must be confirmed. Which is was. No one should discredit your amazing fan base with lies.”

Scooter does say that there was an investigation, but it wasn’t about which song was in what spot.

“Four…Yes there was an investigation this week but it was into a video that had 6 times the amount of paid bot activity than the normal video,” he explained. “That video was not ours.”

He added to his comment, “Ariana thank you for being so humble. Others should do the same.”

You can see Justin‘s response to 6ix9ine‘s claims in the gallery below.

You can also watch Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s reaction to all of their reactions, too…

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Lil Dicky Celebrates His 'Dave' Comedy Series Premiere - Watch Trailer Here!

Lil Dicky happily steps out of his limo while arriving at the premiere of his FXX comedy series Dave held at Directors Guild Of America on Thursday (February 27) in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old “Earth” rapper, whose real name is David Andrew Burd, was joined by his co-stars Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino, Christine Ko, Gata and Travis “Taco” Bennett, along with executive producer Scooter Braun.

The series is loosely based on the life of Dave Burd, the rapper and comedian known as Lil Dicky, centered on “a neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time,” said FXX. “Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he actually might convince the world.”

Among the cameos in the teaser are glimpses of Justin Bieber, Marshmello and YG. Dave starts on FXX March 4 – Watch the trailer here!

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Demi Lovato Will Host New Talk Show 'Pillow Talk' at Quibi!

Demi Lovato has a new talk show on the way!

The 27-year-old “Echame la Culpa” singer will host the show at Quibi, Variety reports.

Currently called Pillow Talk With Demi Lovato, the series will feature Demi conducting “candid, unfiltered conversations with both expert and celebrity guests.”

She’ll explore issues such as “activism, body positivity, sex, gender identity, relationships, social media and wellness.”

“I’ve always considered myself someone that speaks honestly about issues that face my generation,” Demi said in a statement. “We’re excited to bring those frank conversations to a public forum, where people can have the opportunity to relate to the topics and guests, while finding room for laughter and learning.”

Demi is also executive producing along with Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye and Scott Manson, JD Roth, and Adam Greener.

ICYMI, find out which rapper Demi Lovato has been hanging out with, sparking dating rumors.

Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, & More Attend Lucian Grainge's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony!

It was a star-studded event at Lucian Grainge‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony!

Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes stepped out to honor the 59-year-old Universal Music Group Chief with a star on the Walk of Fame on Thursday afternoon (January 23) in Hollywood.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Justin Bieber

Other stars stepping out for the ceremony included Sam Smith, Tori Kelly, Hailee Steinfeld, Beck, Lionel Richie, and celeb manager Scooter Braun.

During the ceremony, Lionel took to the mic to honor Lucian.

“It’s hard enough to get a Star as an artist, but to get a Star as an executive – you got to be a magician,” Lionel said. “Congratulations, my friend. I know this is a proud moment for you and your family. I love you to death.”

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the ceremony…More Here! »

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