Fyre Festival has released a statement following the chaos that ensued prior to its cancellation.
Founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland explained that they will be issuing full refunds to all attendees and offering them free VIP passes to the festival in 2018.
They also explained the circumstances that lead to the poor conditions and admitted to being under-prepared.
“They simply weren’t ready for what happened next, or how big this thing would get. Suddenly, they found themselves transforming a small island and trying to build a festival,” the statement said.
It continued, “We decided to literally attempt to build a city. We set up water and waste management, brought an ambulance from New York, and chartered 737 planes to shuttle our guests via 12 flights a day from Miami. We thought we were ready, but then everyone arrived.”
“The team was overwhelmed. The airport was jam packed. The buses couldn’t handle the load. And the wind from rough weather took down half of the tents on the morning our guests were scheduled to arrive. This is an unacceptable guest experience and the Fyre team takes full responsibility for the issues that occurred,” Fyre Fest added.
The group plans to revamp the festival for 2018 and host it at a United States beach venue.
Read the company’s full statement on Billboard.
Ciara and husband Russell Wilson have officially welcomed a baby girl!
Just hours after giving birth, Ciara took to her Instagram to reveal that they welcomed Sienna Princess on Friday (April 28) at 7:03 PM.
“Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You. Love, Mommy & Daddy,” Ciara sweetly wrote.
She also included a photo sitting on the beach that was taken by Russell.
Ciara is already mom to two-year-old Future.
Congratulations to Ciara and Russell!
Mick Jagger just posted a short but sweet tribute to his late girlfriend L’Wren Scott.
The 73-year-old musician took to his Instagram to celebrate what would have been L’Wren‘s 53rd birthday.
“Thinking of you on your birthday,” Mick captioned a photo of the designer holding a white rose.
Mick also remembered L’Wren on her birthday last year with a sweet note.
L’Wren and Mick dated for over 10 years until she tragically took her own life in 2014.
Mick recently welcomed his eighth child Deveraux with his current girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.
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Rapper DMX has reportedly checked into a rehab facility following a string of postponed tour dates.
Earlier this week, the 46-year-old rapper cited a “medical emergency” when announcing that three tour dates would be postponed.
According to TMZ, DMX willingly checked himself into a facility on Thursday night (April 27) with the support of his manager and ex-wife.
DMX reportedly made the decision to go to rehab an effort to make sure he stayed on the right path.
“It is important right now that he take some time off to focus on his health so that he can be a better father, friend and entertainer,” his manger Pat Gallo said in a statement.
He added, “We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of concern and support that has poured in. We ask that you please keep X in your prayers as he embraces your support.”
Christina Ricci is ready to share her new series, Z: The Beginning of Everything.
The 37-year-old actress stepped out at the show’s Emmy FYC screening on Friday (April 28) at Hollywood Athletic Club in Hollywood.
Christina was joined by her co-star David Hoflin at the screening, which also included a panel discussion.
The series is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, which is a fictionalized look at the extraordinary life and times of American socialite.
“I think that for me, what I really wanted was this idea of giving this woman who lives in myth – either adored or reviled – make her human, give her back her humanity,” Christina explained.
She added, “It’s sort of like pulling back the curtain a little bit, so the celebrity aspect of it and the iconic kind of aspect of it was something I didn’t even think of at all, except for the way that celebrity affected her behavior, and how she felt about herself.”
Ellie Kemper and the cast of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are celebrating their third season!
The 36-year-old actress attended a screening of the show as part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Friday (April 28) at BMCC Tribeca PAC in New York City.
Ellie was joined by her co-stars Jane Krakowski, Titus Burgess and Carol Kane as well as show creator Tina Fey.
In case you missed it, check out the trailer for the new season here.
Season three of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is set to premiere on Netflix on May 19.
The Kardashian sisters are known for their incredible style and on-point glam squad but it looks like they’re changing things up!
According to People, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe are parting ways with their longtime stylist Monica Rose.
Although Monica hasn’t confirmed the news herself, the sisters have reportedly been increasingly working with other stylists.
Monica, whose other clients include Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid, has worked with the Kardashians for almost 10 years.
In the past, Khloe has praised Monica for styling her at her heaviest.
“At my fattest, Monica would always come with racks of clothes and make me feel special. She never told me, ‘Oh, they don’t have that in your size,’” she explained to Harper’s Bazaar.
Pictured inside: Kourtney and Khloe leaving a studio on Friday (April 28) in Los Angeles.