Rihanna suing her father over use of Fenty name
Rihanna filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, on Jan. 15 over the use of the brand name "Fenty." The superstar singer, who long ago trademarked the name that's on her popular Fenty Beauty line, claims that her dad and another man, Moses Perkins, created Fenty Entertainment to exploit her brand. The pair have allegedly been using the entertainment company to solicit business, acting as agents of the singer without her permission.
Alicia Keys to host the 2019 Grammy Awards
Alicia Keys announced on YouTube that she will be hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards. "I'm soooo EXCITED to announce that I'll be hosting the 61st Annual Grammy Awards !! There's so much in store and I CAN'T WAIT for y'all to see it ALL come to life Tune in on February 10th at 5PM PST / 8PM EST. Only on CBS," she captioned the video on Jan. 15.
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Gladys Knight to perform national anthem at Super Bowl LIII
Gladys Knight will be performing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next month, the NFL announced on Jan. 17. "I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," the legendary singer said in a statement. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform 'Inspire Change,' and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."
Selena Gomez returns to Instagram with new post
Selena Gomez is back on social media and doing great. A few months after she reportedly entered treatment for issues including anxiety and depression, the singer broke her silence on Instagram on Jan. 14, sharing three photos of herself with a heartfelt caption. "It's been awhile since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support," she wrote. "Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth. It's always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming. Trust me, it's not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead. Love you all."
Drake inks $10 million Las Vegas residency deal
Drake is heading to Sin City! The rapper signed a multi-year, $10 million deal to perform at XS Nightclub inside the Wynn Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, according to reports published on Jan. 15. The residency is reportedly a minimum 10-show commitment.
Travis Scott agreed to perform in Super Bowl Halftime Show after charity commitment from NFL
Travis Scott agreed to take the stage during the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show after the NFL agreed to donate money to a social justice charity, according to reports published on Jan. 13. The rapper will be joining Maroon 5 as a special guest during the show.
Ariana Grande to headline Lollapalooza 2019
Ariana Grande will reportedly be headlining Lollapalooza 2019 in Chicago's Grant Park from Aug. 1-4, according to reports published on Jan. 14. The news comes just a few weeks after it was announced that the pop star will be one of three headliners at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.
Germs bassist Lorna Doom has died
Lorna Doom, the bassist for the groundbreaking Los Angeles punk band the Germs, died on Jan. 16, bandmate Don Bolles confirmed on Facebook the same day. Her family and bandmates later revealed that the 60-year-old musician (real name: Teresa Ryan) passed away following a year-long cancer battle.