Will Janet Jackson perform at the BET Awards this Sunday?… Kim and Kanye are having a baby boy… Bravo is cutting Housewives… Taylor Swift’s power play… and Charlie Sheen slams Denise Richards in Father’s Day rant
Page Six is reporting that the first stop on Janet Jackson’s comeback tour will be the BET Awards this Sunday. Janet’s last appearance at this awards show was in 2009 — 3 days after her brother Michael passed away. BET is trying to keep a lid on Janet’s appearance, but sources told Page Six that Ciara will be one of the performers paying tribute to her. Does that mean Janet herself isn’t performing? She just announced her “Unbreakable” tour kicks off August 31 in Vancouver. Tickets to the general public go on sale today.
Kim Kardashian celebrated Father’s Day by posting a photo of her hubby Kanye reading a book to their daughter North. She captioned it, “Precious moments like this when we were traveling on tour with you are what I live for. You’re such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!” So, there you have it! It’s a boy!
Bravo is cutting Housewives left and right! Last week, we learned Brandi Glanville is out at “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and now we find out that Claudia Jordan won’t return for a second season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Claudia came on the show guns blazing and decided to take down NeNe Leakes. But apparently, Claudia picked the wrong battle because now she’s out as a full-time Housewife. No word yet if she’ll return as a Friend of the Housewives.
Taylor Swift may be more powerful than any of us realize! During their 3-month free trial offer Apple Music made to new users, they weren’t going to pay artists. So Taylor wrote an open letter to Apple Music, saying their plan was “shocking” and “disappointing.” She’s not thinking about herself here, either, because she has plenty of money. She wrote, “This about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field… but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.” She continued, “Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing… Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” Her letter worked! Apple Music says they will now pay artists during their customers’ free trial period.
And how did YOU celebrate Father’s Day? Charlie Sheen went on one of his epic Twitter rants, unloading on one ex-wife while praising another. Of Brooke Mueller — the one who loved drugs so much that she couldn’t take care of their twin boys so Denise Richards ended up taking them in until it became too dangerous for her daughters — Charlie called her “a sexy rok star whom I adore.” Of Denise, Charlie says she’s a “heretic washed up piglet,” a “leaky diaper,” and the “worst mom alive.” From what we’re gathering, Charlie didn’t realize yesterday was Father’s Day until somebody mentioned it to him yesterday, so he called up Denise and made a last-minute request to take their daughters Sam and Lola to Mexico. Denise said no. So Charlie blew up on Twitter, calling her all sorts of names and then tweeting, “Father’s Rights! I INSIST we devour the mendacity of these ‘kidnapping’ D Richards ‘types’ & bring justice to ‘us.’” Denise responded to all this with her own tweet: “Happy Dad’s Day! @charliesheen have a great trip in Mexico! Kids were disappointed u weren’t here for it – Hey we’ll celebrate when u r back.”