2020 Grammys

Overheard: Inside the 'Get On Up' Afterparty, Kip Kouri's Alleged Eataly Scuffle, Kings of Leon Leave Big Hassle Media

Please, Jagger, Don't Hurt 'Em

Hollywood hit Harlem for the afterparty to the July 21 premiere of Get On Up. At a tent erected across the street from the Apollo Theater, film producer Mick Jagger worked up a cold sweat of his own, dancing to classic James Brown jams DJ'ed by one of the film's stars, Craig Robinson. Plenty got to see Jagger's moves as The Rolling Stones frontman boogied alongside actors Octavia Spencer and John Slattery, Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels and some local elders. All was going swimmingly until Robinson decided to take a piano solo and run through a medley of such hits as "Purple Rain" and "I Will Survive" and cleared out the room.


Kip Kouri, founder of Tell All Your Friends PR (Yoko Ono, Sylvan Esso), was allegedly involved in an altercation with staff at Mario Batali's Eataly food emporium in New York in which a plate glass window was shattered. Says a rep for Eataly: "Our staff has the duty and obligation to maintain our premises safe and orderly for all the other guests." Kouri declined to comment.

Lose Somebody

Kings of Leon have parted ways with Big Hassle Media, which had handled the band's publicity for 11 years.

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