RIHANNA’S HOME BROKEN INTO, AGAIN – (09/27/2018)
Rihanna’s Hollywood home was broken into for the second time this year. According to Complex, Captain Cory Palka of the Los Angeles Police Department told KCAL of the incident, “We were notified due to the sophisticated technology and security and surveillance systems here, of which her representatives have access to.”
TMZ reports that police responded to the burglary at Rihanna’s Hollywood Hills home after an alarm went off at around 10:30 p.m. Neighbors on the scene were able to tell police that they saw as many as three suspects fleeing in a silver vehicle after the alarm was triggered. It is unclear if the burglars made off with anything, but Rih was not home at the time.
Rih’s home was burglarized back in May and the suspect spent 12 hours inside of the home before being arrested and booked on residential burglary and trespassing.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA KICKS OFF TOUR WITH A FAN MARRIAGE PROPOSAL – (09/27/2018)
Christina Aguilera kicked off her Liberation tour in Florida Tuesday night with a sweet marriage proposal between two fans.
After singing “Unless It’s With You” at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, she invited Ben Lear and Mike Kontomanolis onto the stage.
“I want to share this with you guys,” the singer said to the audience. “I have a really special surprise that’s happening tonight.”
After thanking Christina for being such an inspiration in their lives, Lear got down on one knee and proposed to Kontomanolis.
“You’re kind, you’re beautiful, you’re loving,” he said. “Six years ago, you proposed to me and you gave me the opportunity to say yes. Tonight, in front of Christina, I’m going to ask you the same question.”
Kontomanolis accepted and Christina exclaimed, “Oh, my God! Congratulations!”
As they left the stage, Christina said, “Should we celebrate this? Should we celebrate the love? All right, guys: Let’s turn this into a wedding reception. Let’s have some fun tonight!”
Christina then launched into her song “Let There Be Love,” from her Lotus album.
Returning to the stage for the first time since her 2008 Back to Basics Tour, Christina was visibly emotional as she thanked her fans for their “love and support.”
“For a long time I have missed this so much,” she told the crowd, while she teared up. “I’ve missed you guys and it’s been too long… Being a mom is really important to me and I’m a very hands-on mom. I never want them to feel that they live in my shadow or that they are not important. I don’t wanna be that kind of mom, so I took some time off for them.”
“But Momma needs to go back to what she’s meant to do,” she added.
Her tour continues Friday in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
THE CHAINSMOKERS & KELSEA BALLERINI PERFORM ‘THIS FEELING’ ON ‘THE ELLEN SHOW’ – (09/27/2018)
The Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday to perform “This Feeling.” The duo and country star have joined forces for a brand new crossover hit.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart released the track earlier this month. It will also be featured on the deluxe edition of Ballerini’s Unapologetically album due out October 26th.
“I’m such a fan of these guys as people, artists, and songwriters. I’ve covered a few of their songs on different tours and as far as collaborators, they’ve always been at the top of my list! I’m really excited for people to hear our worlds blend in ‘This Feeling’,” Ballerini shared to her website.
The Chainsmokers will perform live on select dates through 2019 at the XS and Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas. Ballerini is currently a supporting act on Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour and will join Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life Tour next year.
BTS MAKE ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’ DEBUT – (09/27/2018)
BTS owned the show while making their first ever appearance on Good Morning America.
The hugely popular group – J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, rm, Suga and v – drew a massive crowd to the studio on Wednesday morning in New York City. During the show, BTS performed their smash-hit “Idol” and sat down for an interview.
BTS, short for Bangtan Boys, credits their fan base, the “BTS Army,” for their massive success. “It’s all because of [the Army],” RM told GMA. “We just practice hard, made our music to the best [of our ability]. We can’t pay [them] enough, but [the fans] send love and support and that’s how it happened. It’s all because of [the] Army.”
The seven members have connected with fans around the world with positive messages for young listeners. On Monday, the group made history as the first ever K-Pop group to address the United Nations.
“No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin color, gender identity: speak yourself,” RM said at the UN General Assembly with his bandmates at his side.
TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘CATS’ ROLE REVEALED BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: Andrew Lloyd Webber is letting the cat out of the bag on Taylor Swift’s upcoming movie role. Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical Cats is getting its own movie adaptation slated for a December 2019 release. The Broadway legend is now offering details about which role the 28-year-old singer may take on. “She’s going to play one or other of the ‘Macavity’ girls,” Lloyd Webber told Vulture, referring to the characters Bombalurina and Demeter. In the stage show, “Macavity the Mystery Cat” is performed by both felines. However, fans will have to wait to find out more. Webber noted he’s “not sure yet” what part Swift will actually take. American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson will reportedly play Grizabella, while Ian McKellen will play Gus the theater cat. James Corden is also set to appear in the project.
MEGHAN MARKLE CREATES CONTROVERSY BY CLOSING HER OWN DOOR: Can’t a princess close her own door? Meghan Markle created an uproar Tuesday night by (GASP!) closing her own car door. The Duchess of Sussex headed out on her first solo outing for an official engagement since becoming a royal, and all was going swimmingly until the pearl-clutching car-door closing incident. As CNN’s Victoria Arbiter put it: “Current state: Poking my own eyes out after reading Meghan ‘broke protocol’ by shutting her car door. Car door shutting does not fall under protocol!”
MACAULAY CULKIN SENDS JK ROWLING HIS RESUME: Macaulay Culkin is ready to hit the big time again. After laying low for a decade +, the former child star is trying to make things happen. Wednesday night, he tweeted out his support for JK Rowling’s upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald amid the Nagini controversy. Then he casually let drop: “Also, can you write me into the next movie? I’m Macaulay Culkin (From Home Alone: The Movie) and I was also a Pagemaster (experienced with magic)…”