TYGA IS ARRESTED
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tyga is out of jail after posting $50,000 bond in a felony domestic violence investigation in Los Angeles. Police say Tyga was arrested after an incident yesterday. His arrest comes after his ex-girlfriend, fashion designer Camaryn Swanson, posted Instagram photos of her black eye. Tyga’s representatives could not be reached for comment.
CHRIS MARTIN’S CHILDREN GET CREDITS ON COLDPLAY ALBUM
NEW YORK (AP) – Among those who get credit on Coldplay’s new album “Music of the Spheres” are singer Chris Martin’s kids. His daughter, Apple Martin, gets a writing credit for the intro to the song “Higher Power.” His son, Moses Martin, gets a credit for singing on the song “Humankind.” Chris Martin says he had to give his daughter credit because she gave him “this amazing chord.” He says he gave his son credit because Moses knows how to “make choruses sound better.” “Music of the Spheres” comes out Friday.
PASADENA UNVEILS EDDIE VAN HALEN PLAQUE
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – A memorial plaque dedicated to Eddie Van Halen was unveiled Monday in his hometown of Pasadena, California. The Pasadena Star-News reports Mayor Victor Gordo and four city council members revealed the gold and black plaque outside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where the band Van Halen played many times. Van Halen died last year.
KANYE WEST IS SELLING WYOMING PROPERTIES
CODY, Wyo. (AP) – Kanye West is unloading a good chunk of his properties in northwestern Wyoming. He has put his six-square-mile West Ranch on the market for $11 million. The Cody Enterprise reports West also has listed seven commercial properties in Cody for more than $3.2 million. West bought the properties in 2019. In July 2020, he was approved to build a 52,000-square-foot home, which would have been the 45th largest in the country. It was never completed. It’s unclear if West is leaving Wyoming or just reorganizing his business.
JAMES BAY HAS A NEW BABY DAUGHTER
UNDATED (AP) – James Bay is a dad. He writes on Instagram that longtime girlfriend Lucy Smith gave birth last week to their first child, a girl. They’ve named her Ada Violet Bay. He says he and Smith are “in love and filled with gratitude and joy for this little miracle.”
BTS SUITS AMONG ITEMS BEING SOLD TO BENEFIT MUSICARES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The designer suits that BTS wore when they performed “Dynamite” at the Grammys in March will be auctioned off for charity. Julien’s Auctions will sell the seven Louis Vuitton suits in January to benefit MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s charity to support members of the music industry in need. The dress Dolly Parton wore in 2019 when she was honored by MusiCares is for sale, as is a silver snowflake ensemble that Katy Perry wore in 2010 during the Grammy nominees concert. The auction also includes guitars signed by Machine Gun Kelly, James Hetfield of Metallica, Jeff Beck, Tim McGraw and Depeche Mode.
TRACE ADKINS’ TV ROLE FORCES CONCERT CANCELLATION
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Trace Adkins is calling off a concert in South Dakota because he got a role playing a country singer on TV. The Rapid City Journal reports Adkins has canceled his Nov. 11 concert there because he’s been cast in the Fox TV series “Monarch.” Adkins will play a superstar country singer married to another superstar country singer, played by Susan Sarandon. The series premieres in January.
TO OLDLY GO: SHATNER, 90, INSPIRES WITH REAL-LIFE SPACE TRIP
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) – As William Shatner prepares to be beamed up at age 90 for his first real-life space flight, he’s bringing out the awe in people around a rural Texas spaceport. The mayor of Van Horn, the nearest town to the port where Shatner today will become the oldest person to be launched into space, says it’s about time the “Star Trek” star made the trip for real. Mayor Becky Brewster says Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock were the first to get her excited about space. She says she’ll be watching from her backyard as Shatner heads skyward on the rocket from Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.
DAMON AND AFFLECK PLAY WITH PERSPECTIVE IN “THE LAST DUEL”
NEW YORK (AP) – Matt Damon and Ben Affleck want to challenge the idea of a “guy movie” with the film “The Last Duel.” It’s based on a true event in 1386 in which a man challenges his wife’s rapist to a duel to defend her honor. It’s told from three different perspectives leading up to the duel, with the woman’s narrative coming last. Damon says they wanted to show how two people can have the same experience but different interpretations, especially men. Affleck says so many films center around a man with the female characters only showing the man’s needs or importance. He says he wants the audience to feel implicated in how the story unfolds. “The Last Duel” opens Friday.
‘INTO THE WILD’ BUS ON DISPLAY DURING PRESERVATION WORK
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – An abandoned city bus that people sometimes went on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus became famous in the book “Into the Wild” after Christopher McCandless died there in 1992. The bus located about 25 miles from Healy had been a beacon for people wanting to recreate McCandless’s steps. After two deaths and 15 rescue missions since 2009, the state removed the bus last year. Fairbanks TV station KTVF reports the bus is now on display while workers preserve it for eventual outdoor display at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks.
OPENING, TICKET PRICES ANNOUNCED FOR PEPPA PIG THEME PARK
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) – A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is scheduled to open Feb. 24. Park officials also announced ticket prices on Tuesday. A one-day ticket will be $34.99 at the gate and $30.99 online. An annual pass costs $79.99. The new park is also offering several combo deals for Legoland and its waterpark. The new park will be located near the main Legoland theme park and be separately ticketed. The Peppa Pig theme park will feature rides, interactive attractions, play areas and live shows. It’s based on the popular preschool animated television series, and families visiting the park will be able to meet Peppa and her friends.