Beyonce and JAY-Z reveal decoy babies
Beyonce and JAY-Z left fans pretty confused when they seemingly revealed their twins, Sir and Rumi Carter, in a new photo this week, only to later clarify that the photo did not depict their children after all. During the first stop of their "On The Run II" tour in Cardiff, Wales, on June 6, the hip-hop power couple flashed a photo on-screen of themselves each holding two babies. The infants were assumed to be the twins, but Beyonce's team later clarified that they were baby models. Later on, at-home video footage showed the couple's real twins (confirmed by Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles, on Instagram).
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Winners announced at CMT Music Awards
There were some big winners at the CMT Music Awards, hosted by Big Little Town, in Nashville on June 6! Blake Shelton took home the top prize for video of the year as well as the award for male video of the year. Carrie Underwood won for female video of the year. And Dan + Shay won for duo video of the year. Stars including Carrie, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Nettles hit the award show's red carpet looking their best, while others — like "Younger" actor Nico Tortorella and former reality TV star Brooke Hogan — made the worst dressed list.
David Cassidy was still drinking at time of his death, reveals new documentary
A new documentary reveals that "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy was still abusing alcohol at the time of his death. The former teen idol, who passed away in November 2017, told family and friends that he stopped drinking following a 2014 trip to rehab but never did, according to reports published on June 6. David also confesses in the documentary that he never suffered from dementia as he'd claimed and admitted he had liver disease from alcohol poisoning. "The fact is that I lied about my drinking," he said. "I did this to myself to cover up the sadness and the emptiness."
Prince's estate announces new album
Prince's estate announced on June 6 — which would have been the late music legend's 60th birthday — that it will be releasing a new album of his work. "Piano & a Microphone 1983," a collection of solo songs recorded at home by Prince at the start of his career right before he achieved international stardom, will include versions of "Purple Rain" and "17 Days" and be available for purchase on Sept. 21.
Trey Songz sued for allegedly assaulting police officer, photographer
A lawsuit filed in Detroit federal court on June 4 claims that Trey Songz assaulted a police officer and photographer after his December 2016 performance at Joe Louis Arena. The singer allegedly caused "serious head injuries" to Detroit Police Sgt. Robert Avery and photographer Andrew Potter after drinking and yelling at the men.
Music stars pass on
Sadly, this week in June saw quite a few artist deaths. Chicago bluesman Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater (pictured) died from heart failure on June 1 at age 83. Clarence Fountain, a founding member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, passed away on June 3 at 88. Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, a rap pioneer who worked with the spoken-word group the Last Poets, was lost on June 4 at 74. Jimmy Gonzalez, a Tejano music icon, died on June 6 at age 67 after his blood sugar dropped.
Ariana Grande says she feels guilty talking about about her PTSD after Manchester attack
On June 5, Ariana Grande spoke out about the PTSD she has suffered following the bombing after her concert in Manchester, England, in May 2017. The pop singer revealed that she feels guilty and struggles to talk about her own feelings out of respect for the 22 people who were killed in the terror attack as well as the hundreds of victims who survived. "It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it's a real thing," she said of her PTSD symptoms.
Chief Keef uninjured after shooting in NYC
Rapper Chief Keef walked away unharmed after an assailant fired shots at him on June 2 in front of the W Hotel in New York City. The shooters missed the hip-hop star and struck a hotel sign instead, according to reports.