Rihanna took part in the Kadooment Day parade in her hometown of Barbados, the final event in the Crop Over festivities. The singer wore an elaborate bikini while sipping a cup of fancy rum. She was spotted with Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One champ, whom she's been rumored to be dating. Kadooment Day marks the end of the sugar cane harvest in Barbados.
The Nirvana tune "Sappy," an outtake from the Nevermind sessions has found its way online. According to Alternative Nation, the cut was recorded at Sound City Studios during the sessions for the album, but not included on it. "Cobain played lead guitar while attempting to sing one live scratch vocal," writes the site. "He also made one formal vocal pass."
Monica made an appearance at the Atlanta stop on Nicki Minaj's PinkPrint tour, performing her 2003 hit "So Gone." "@nickiminaj the love be too real!!! Tonight's show was Epic . . Each and every time you show love ?? ATL . . . My City . . . My Heart Beat For U . . . . . #RealRecognizeReal," Monica wrote on Twitter after the gig. Monica is currently working on a new album.
Taylor Swift is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Vanity Fair, photographed in black and white formal attire for the September 2015 issue, along with the caption, "Captain of the GirlSquad and the Most Influential 25 Year Old In America. Why the World Is Her Apple." In the mag, Tay opens up on how Jay Z brokered a friendship between her and Kanye West.
Foreigner was joined on stage by the choir from Dallas' Booker T. Washington High School for a performance at the city's Gexa Energy Pavilion on July 23. The duet, says Mick Jones, highlights the band's dedication to promoting music in schools. "As far as I'm concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world," he began.
Jennifer Lopez has announced the launch of her charm bracelet collection, Endless Jewelry, which includes necklaces, rose gold charms, and more. "Everyone has their own unique sense of style and that style is a reflection of individual personality. That's what is so much fun about my collection for Endless and the other brands I work with," she said in a statement.
Weezer fronter Rivers Cuomo brought on stage his eight-year-old daughter, Mia, and three-year-old son, Leo, during the band's performance at Osheaga Music Festival over the weekend. Mia joined the band on keys for "Perfect Situation" while Leo mimed a guitar solo during "Back to the Shack." "Rivers Cuomo jamming with his son. Pure awesome," one fan captioned a pic.
Bruce Springsteen joined U2 on stage at the final of the band's eight night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Boss joined the Irish rock band for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for," and Ben E. King's "Stand by Me." "Earlier, when I busted myself up here in the city, we had a gig in Times Square for Red and this man showed up and delivered."
Hunter Hayes will make his acting debut in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's Bella and the Bulldogs, called "I Love You, Hunter Hayes." Hayes will appear in three or four scenes, which will be filmed over two days in Los Angeles, Entertainment Tonight reports. The episode's storyline involves the main character Bella being blackmailed by her teammates.
Frank Ocean fans are outraged after the singer failed to release his new album Boys Don't Cry this past July, when it was originally set to be released. There is no official word as to the reason for the delay, nor has a new release date been announced. French pianist Christophe Chassol recently revealed to BBC Radio 6 Music that Ocean asked him to record.
Cilla Black, an early protégé of the Beatles whose real name was Priscilla Marie Veronica White, was found dead at her home in Marbella, Spain. She was 72 years old. "I can confirm the death of British national Priscilla White, aged 72," police told The Mirror. "We are still awaiting autopsy results but everything at this stage is pointing towards . . . natural causes."
Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock have officially announced their separation after 26 years of marriage. In a joint statement, McEntire and Blackstock said that they have been separated for the past several months; however, a representative would not confirm whether or not the couple has filed for divorce.
U2 has announced a pair of HBO documentaries set to air this fall. First, on November 7, HBO will air a behind-the-scenes documentary about the band and its Innocence + Experience tour, helmed by Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim. According to a press release, the film will feature interviews with the band and its team.
Nile Rodgers has hinted at working with Beck and Sia in the near future. Rodgers, who will host his Fold Festival in New York this week with Beck among those performing, tweeted at the singer, "@Sia Hey Sia! @nilerodgers and @beck sending love from the studio. Hope to see you soon. Nx." The tweet was accompanied by a picture of Rodgers and Beck together.
Amy Schumer has opened up about her views on gun control during a recent edition of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." The topic came up in reference to a movie theater shooting that occurred during a showing of Schumer's current release "Trainwreck." "Man, what a bummer," Schumer said after Stewart addressed the shooting. "I was, like, legit heartbroken just to get that news."