FOUR SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR A STRING OF BURGLARIES TARGETING RIHANNA & MORE – (10/04/2018)
Four people have been arrested for a string of Los Angeles burglaries, including Rihanna’s and Christina Milian’s homes. According to Billboard, the four suspects, Tyress Williams, Jshawne Daniels, Damaji Hall and Hall’s mother, Ashle Hall, are believed to be behind as many as two dozen burglaries in the L.A. area, affecting properties owned by Rihanna, Christina Milian, Yasiel Puig and Robert Woods. Authorities have seized a number of items believed to have been taken during the series of break-ins, ranging from “expensive purses” to at least one vehicle. An estimated $50,000 in cash was recovered as well.
Lillian Carranza, captain of LAPD’s commercial crimes division, said during a press conference Tuesday (October 2nd), “During recent months, the Los Angeles Police Department has become aware of a series of residential burglaries targeting actors, producers, musicians, and professional athletes living in the Los Angeles area. Initially, it was believed that these homes were being burglarized at random. However, detectives learned that this was not the case.”
Carranza added, “The group continuously changed their attire and appearance, wearing button-down shirts and driving luxury cars, all while scouting the homes of known celebrities and athletes as potential targets.”
On another note, a separate report from USA Today noted that the police had also found a list of future targets including LeBron James, Matt Damon and Viola Davis.
TAYLOR SWIFT CONGRATULATES FAN WHO GOT ENGAGED AT HER CONCERT – (10/04/2018)
A Taylor Swift fan was proposed to by her boyfriend of five years at Taylor’s Reputation Stadium Tour stop in Houston, Texas, on Saturday – and received another surprise later: a congratulations from Swift.
The video, which has over four million views on social media, shows Alyssa Read’s boyfriend, Channing, dropping to a knee when Taylor sings, “He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring” during her performance of “Love Story.”
Read put her hands to her face in shock as concertgoers around her scream and celebrated the engagement. The two locked lips, and Read’s fiancé slid a diamond ring on her finger.
“CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Swift wrote under the couple’s video on Instagram, following her words with a collection of heart, ring and lip emojis. The 28-year-old also “liked” Read’s post, which has since gone viral.
CAMILA CABELLO, SHAWN MENDES & ZEDD ADDED TO AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS LINEUP: The American Music Awards’ lineup continues to expand. Camila Cabello has been added to the list of performers, as has Shawn Mendes, performing with Zedd. Shawn and Zedd recently teamed up to release a remix of Shawn’s song “Lost in Japan,” so it is a safe bet they’ll be performing that track. Camilla will be performing a song from her No. 1 debut album, Camila. Camila has five nods going into the awards, including Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and New Artist of the Year. Her friend Shawn is up for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, an award he won last year. Zedd has two nominations this year, including Collaboration of the Year for “The Middle” and Favorite EDM Artist. The three artists join a lineup that already includes Mariah Carey, Panic! At the Disco, Ciara with Missy Elliott; Halsey performing with Khalid and Benny Blanco; Cardi B with Bad Bunny and J Balvin; Dua Lipa; Post Malone with Ty Dolla $ign; Taylor Swift; and Carrie Underwood. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2018 American Music Awards will air live on October 9th on ABC.
LAUREN JAUREGUI ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO SINGLE ‘EXPECTATIONS’ – (10/04/2018)
Lauren Jauregui is getting ready to share her “Expectations” with the world.
After previewing it during her opening stint on the Latin American leg of Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour, the former Fifth Harmony member gave fans a brief preview of her upcoming single via an 18-second snippet of the video for the song.
The black-and-white clip features Jauregui slowly walking down a dimly lit hall and looking forlorn in a white dress while standing on a bridge in a park as a muffled snippet of the ballad plays in the background. The video promises that the full thing will be released on October 12th.
NEW SIGNATURE KICKS FROM IMAGINE DRAGONS: Imagine Dragons has teamed up with online shoe retailer Zappos and its charitable arm, Zappos for Good, to create two new pairs of signature kicks. The sneakers were designed by artist Tim Cantor, who created the artwork for Imagine Dragons’ 2015 sophomore album, Smoke + Mirrors. Proceeds will be donated to the band’s Tyler Robinson Foundation, which supports children battling pediatric cancer and their families. To order your own Imagine Dragons sneakers, visit Zappos.com/Imagine-Dragons.
VICE TRAILER DROPS: Christian Bale is in Dick Cheney mode in Adam McKay’s biopic Vice, and the resemblance is uncanny in the latest trailer. The film also stars Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as a George W. Bush. Vice drops at Christmas.