Celebrity baby news… Lil Wayne refuses security check… OJ Simpson was released… American Idol judges are in place… and Las Vegas shooting leaves at least 50 dead
In celebrity baby news, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt welcomed their baby boy on Sunday. Gunner Stone was born weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz. and measuring 19” long. And despite the cheating scandal, Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko decided to go through with their baby shower, which they threw for themselves yesterday at the Calamigos Beach Club in Malibu. It was a $118K safari-themed extravaganza! Kevin and Eniko used the opportunity to reveal the name of their son — Kenzo.
Lil Wayne would rather blow off a performance, lose a lot of cash and disappoint his fans rather than go through a security check. That’s what happened in Columbia, SC, this weekend. A statement released by the venue yesterday says Weezy refused to enter the building when security workers attempted to go through standard safety procedures. The arena’s management said no, they wouldn’t make an exception for Lil Wayne, even if he was the headliner. And with that, he left. The rest of the show went on with 2 Chainz and Cardi B, but ticket holders are still being offered refunds.
At 12:08am Sunday, OJ Simpson walked out of Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada as a free man. He had served 9 years of a 33-year prison sentence for armed robbery and assault in a Las Vegas hotel room. The Nevada Parole Board decided he’d been rehabilitated, so they let him go. It’s unclear where OJ will ultimately end up. He’s staying somewhere in Nevada for now, but he wants to go to Florida. That’s not cool with the Attorney General there. She says they don’t want him. Meantime, the Bunny Ranch has offered to let OJ stay with them, all expenses paid.
The judges are in place! And it happened just in the nick of time because American Idol starts judges’ auditions this week. Joining Katy Perry on the panel are Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. The three of them will make their first appearance together on Good Morning America this Wednesday. Idol returns on ABC sometime in 2018.
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) September 30, 2017
It was a horrifying night in Las Vegas. A little after 10 last night, a lone gunman perched on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay began shooting into the crowd gathered for the closing night of a 3-day country music festival. Jason Aldean was the closing act and while he was performing, people heard what sounded like fireworks. But when everyone realized what was happening, there was panic. At the last report, at least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured. The gunman was killed by police. He’s been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock — a grandfather from Mesquite, Nevada. Early this morning, Jason posted a message on Instagram:
Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate