KELLY CLARKSON DEFENDS HER DAUGHTER RIVER’S NEW HAIRSTYLE: Kelly Clarkson took to social media over the weekend and revealed that she had dyed a section of her six-year-old daughter, River’s hair a bold purple. “I put a purple streak in my daughter’s hair today and I swear to you she thinks she is as cool as Prince now 🤣,” Kelly wrote about the new style for River. “Full on air guitar, singing at the top of her lungs, that is what’s happening…” She noted later that “before I get attacked for being the worst mom ever, it’s safe, organic paint 🙄.”
STREAMING GIANTS IN MULTI-MILLION BIDDING WAR FOR ARIANA GRANDE’S TOUR DOCUMENTARY: Streaming giants are reportedly clashing over the rights to a film about Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour. The Sun reports that Netflix made a strong pitch to earn the exclusive streaming rights for the flick, offering a whopping $5.2 million dollars as their starting offer. YouTube also expressed interest in getting a hold of the documentary. Ariana’s manager Scooter Braun is among the team that is hammering out negotiations with a league of “big hitters.” The Sweetener tour entertained over 1.3 million people across the globe and ran for 97 days before wrapping on December 22, 2019. The documentary follows the singer both on stage and behind the scenes
SELENA GOMEZ ANNOUNCES LAUNCH DATE FOR RARE BEAUTY: Selena Gomez announced that her new beauty line Rare Beauty is officially launching September 3rd at Sephora and on RareBeauty.com. Selena previously announced that one percent of all sales from the makeup line will go to the Rare Impact Fund, which aims to raise $100 million over the next 10 years for mental health services. Selena revealed the creation of the cosmetics line, named after her latest album, Rare, back in February. She explained that Rare Beauty “isn’t about how others see you. It’s about how you see yourself.”
MARSHMELLO TEASES DEMI LOVATO COLLABORATION: Marshmello has seemingly teased a new collaboration is in the works featuring Demi Lovato. The DJ posted a snap of himself on the telephone and hinted that he’s either already recorded or has asked Lovato to feature on his new track. He simply captioned the post on Instagram, which he tagged the 27-year-old singer in, with: “hello? demi?” In what could be a clue about the themes of the track, the image shows Marshmello sitting in a dark room littered with liquor bottles and a knocked over lamp, with an obscured mystery woman lingering in the background. Back in 2017, a song by the pair called “Love Don’t Let Me Go” was registered to ASCAP, with Marshmello, Louis Bell, Brian Lee, Ali Tamposi, and Andrew Watt given songwriting credits, but it’s yet to be officially released.
KANYE WEST WITHDRAWS PETITION TO APPEAR ON NJ ELECTION BALLOT: Kanye West has withdrawn his petition to appear on New Jersey’s election ballots as a presidential candidate. According to the AP, Kanye’s campaign withdrew a petition to be included on the ballot through an email sent to a local judge. In the email, an unidentified person from a Kanye 2020 email address wrote to Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson, “At this time, Kanye 2020 has no further option than to regrettably withdraw from New Jersey and cease further efforts to place Mr. West’s name on the New Jersey ballot.” Cookson responded, “I will consider this email as a request for a withdrawal of your petition to be placed in nomination for the President of the United States in the State of New Jersey.”
ROC NATION LAUNCHES SCHOOL OF MUSIC, SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Roc Nation has teamed up with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. According to Rap-Up, the school will offer students undergraduate degrees in music; music technology, entrepreneurship & production; and sports management. Applicants can begin enrolling for the fall 2021 semester this fall. Roc Nation Hope Scholarships will be awarded to 25 percent of the incoming freshmen class. These scholars will graduate from the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment debt free, and will receive individualized support and mentorship.
CARDI B JOINS ONLYFANS: Cardi B has announced that she has partnered with OnlyFans. The rap star tweeted – and later deleted – “I’m doing a partnership with only fans. Every time some1 start a rumor I will be addressing it there ….. what else should I post besides rumors and behind the scenes? Maybe a video of me cleaning my home with my nails?”