LAWYER: R. KELLY ATTACKED IN JAIL
CHICAGO (AP) – R. Kelly was attacked by a fellow detainee in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to his lawyer. Attorney Steve Greenberg tweets he has received conflicting information on the extent of Kelly’s injuries, but he hopes Kelly was not seriously hurt. A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons will not confirm or deny Greenberg’s report for privacy reasons. Kelly is facing several state and federal sexual misconduct charges. He has denied abusing anyone.
KATY PERRY AND ORLANDO BLOOM HELP OTHER BABIES WITH THEIR BABY
UNDATED (AP) – Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom could have sold their baby announcement to a gossip magazine for big bucks. Instead, they gave the announcement of their daughter’s birth to UNICEF. Perry and Bloom announced the birth of their daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom, through UNICEF’s Instagram, with an appeal for people to donate to help other mothers and babies. Perry and Bloom are UNICEF goodwill ambassadors. They say they are “floating with love and wonder” with Daisy’s arrival. She’s Perry’s first child. Bloom has a 9-year-old son from a previous marriage to model Miranda Kerr.
TYRESE INSPIRED BY GEORGE FLOYD DEATH TO RECORD “LEGENDARY”
NEW YORK (AP) – Tyrese says his new song, “Legendary,” is the most uncomfortable thing he’s ever done in his life. Tyrese’s music usually focuses on love, but he says the death of George Floyd inspired him to create the song “Legendary” and an accompanying video called “8:46,” out today. Tyrese says Floyd’s death has lit a fire under him. Tyrese says he has no fear for his own life, but he’s aware he’s stepping into a realm where he’s never been. Proceeds from the song and video will be donated and managed by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the Floyd family, as well as the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake and others.
KEKE PALMER PROMISES MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM MTV VMAS
NEW YORK (AP) – Keke Palmer says there will be so many memorable moments at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards that the producers are hiding things even from her, and she’s the host. Palmer says it already will be a memorable show because they’re staging it during a pandemic. The VMAs will have performances on different stages throughout New York with no audiences or for just a few people, rather than in an arena. Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande (GRAHN’-day) are tied for the most nominations, with nine each.
SELENA GOMEZ’S COOKING SHOW IS RENEWED
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Selena Gomez’s cooking show is enough of a hit that she’s getting a second season. HBO Max says it has renewed “Selena and Chef” for more episodes. The show features Gomez in lockdown in her own kitchen being coached on recipes by master chefs in their kitchens. The final four episodes of the first season were released yesterday.