Jennifer Lopez to receive Video Vanguard Award at 2018 MTV VMAs
Jennifer Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV announced on July 31. The superstar singer — who's only the seventh woman to receive the award since 1984 — will be honored during the Aug. 20 telecast.
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Kanye West opens up about suicidal thoughts
Kanye West revealed in a series of tweets on July 27 that he's had suicidal thoughts. The rapper said he related to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who killed himself in 2010, after watching a documentary about his life. "I saw the Alexander McQueen documentary and I connected with his journey. I know how it feels to want to take your life back into your own hands even if it means taking your own life," Kanye tweeted.
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Beach Boy member David Marks arrested after domestic dispute
Beach Boys guitarist David Marks and his wife, Carrieann Marks, were both arrested after a domestic dispute at their San Fernando Valley home in Southern California in early July, according to reports published on July 27. Police have not yet released details about the incident, but it appears that Carrieann might have been the instigator. She was arrested for domestic violence against a spouse and David was arrested for resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor offense.
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George Michael's lover is challenging his will after being "left nothing," cousin says
George Michael's on-off boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, is challenging his will 19 months after the singer's death, according to George's cousin Andros Georgiou. The music legend reportedly left his fortune — which has been estimated at $137 million — to charities, sisters Yioda and Melanie and members of his staff, but excluded Fadi, who discovered the pop star's lifeless body on Christmas Day 2016. "Fadi is threatening to go all the way to High Court, but I think the estate will have to settle with him," Andros explained to The Sun on July 29. "He's been offered £500,000 [about $655,000] and I think the estate should pay a couple of million to get rid of him."
Bow Wow says he will give away all his money, wants to leave So So Def tour
Bow Wow plans to give away all his money and threatened to leave the upcoming So So Def tour in a series of tweets after being criticized by a fan on July 28. "Im cash apping all my money away today," the rapper wrote after the fan accused him of cheating on girlfriend Kiyomi Leslie. "So if you want some free money yall can have it… lets see if you think money makes you happy." He continued, "I really dont want to mess up the so so def tour so im thinking about not going. Im the one that stirs up stuff im always in the news jd nem dont need that. So if i have to fall back i will."
Paris Jackson responds to claims she's heading back to rehab in wake of Demi Lovato overdose
Paris Jackson denied rehab rumors on Aug. 1 after reports claimed the model was headed back to a treatment facility following Demi Lovato's overdose. "ummm no?? I haven't gone to a clinic.. someone doesn't have to almost die for me to know to be healthy, I've already had friends OD and die. that's enough for me," Jackson wrote on her Instagram Story.
Neil Diamond sings "Sweet Caroline" for Colorado firefighters in surprise performance
Neil Diamond surprised firefighters who've been battling Colorado's Lake Christine Fire with a performance of "Sweet Caroline" on July 27. The music legend performed the unexpected show while visiting Rocky Mountain Team Black's incident command post near Basalt, which is about 180 miles west of Denver.
Barack and Michelle Obama spotted dancing at Beyonce and JAY-Z concert
Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama might be known for their professional demeanors, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to party! They were spotted dancing the night away at Beyonce and JAY-Z's concert at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on July 28 — and a video capturing their moves quickly went viral.