“The Real’s” Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Jeezy welcome their 1st child together

“The Real” co-host Jeannie Mai Jenkins and her husband, rapper Jeezy (real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins), have welcomed their first child together.  Jenkins, 43, wrote on Instagram: “I asked God for a life of love and happiness. He sent me my family. Baby Jenkins is here.”  She also shared a photo of the newborn’s hospital bassinet containing a swaddle blanket and a name card that reads “Jenkins” but did not disclose the child’s name or sex.

Jenkins and Jeezy, 44, tied the knot in March of last year, and shortly after their wedding, Jenkins experienced a miscarriage. Said Mai Jenkins: “I wondered if I was being punished. I wondered if I’d jinxed myself or cursed myself. My entire life, I never wanted children. When I say never, I’m talking a hard-stop.” Jenkins had a change of heart about having children of her own after she began dating Jeezy in 2018. He has three children from previous relationships.

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Kanye ‘Ye’ West named as suspect in Los Angeles criminal battery investigation

Kanye ‘Ye’ West was allegedly involved in a battery incident in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 12.  The 44-year-old “is a named suspect in a battery report,” the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Thursday, January 13. According to authorities, the report was taken around 3 a.m. after a supposed argument occurred at the corners of Santa Fe and Bay Streets.  Police were unable to specify the details of the investigation, however, they confirmed that no arrests were made. Police sources as saying the incident is being investigated as misdemeanor battery, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 6 months.

Reportedly, Ye allegedly punched a male fan who had asked him for an autograph, and knocked him to the ground. Multiple outlets report that Ye had already left the scene by the time officers arrived. TMZ posted its own video of the rapper “shot sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.”  In the clip, Ye is heard yelling, “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? ‘Cause that’s what happened right f–king now” to a couple of people.  Earlier that night, Ye was spotted with new flame Julia Fox at West Hollywood hotspot Delilah. The 31-year-old Fox stayed at the club after West left alone.

The news comes just one day after Billboard confirmed Ye, Billie Eilish and Harry Styles were the headliners for 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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Trivium vocalist/guitarist teams up with Testament frontman for new song

Trivium vocalist and guitarist Matt Heafy has teamed up with Testament frontman Chuck Billy for the brand new single called “Behold Our Power.” The song was created and released a theme for the upcoming Mythic Festival that will be taking place on June 2nd through 4th at the Gdansk Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.

Heafy says of the song: “Having had the privilege of playing the incredible Mystic Fest, I knew exactly what the theme of this festival needed to be. Mystic Festival’s energy is electric; its fans some of the best on the planet; its lineup uncanny; and the venue/ backstage/ food/ drinks… everything is perfect. Mystic took incredible care of Trivium and I – so it was easy to craft this behemoth of a song for Mystic. It is our pleasure to present ‘Behold Our Power’ for Mystic Festival.”

The festival will be headlined by Opeth, Judas Priest, and Mercyful Fate and will also feature performance from Killing Joke, Mastodon, Heilung, Saxon Katatonia, Mayhem, Mgła, Solstafir, Igorrr, Obituary, Baroness, Vader and Kvelertak. There will also be a special ‘Warm Up Day’ on June 1st. Warm Up Day acts include Carcass, Decapitated, Heathen, Gaerea, Urne, Lik, Skeletal Remains and Spectral Wound.

Check out the new song from Heafy and Billy – here.

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Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins and more to headline BeachLife Festival 2022

BeachLife Festival has announced its 2022 lineup, featuring headlining acts Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Steve Miller Band. The concerts will run May 13th -15th in Redondo Beach, California. The fest will also see performances by Sheryl Crow, Black Pumas, 311, Lord Huron, the current version of Stone Temple Pilots, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Allman Betts Band, Capital Cities, Cold War Kids, Vance Joy, and more.  For more information on the BeachLife Festival, head to their official website here.

BeachLife, launched in 2019, took a COVID-19 break in 2020, and returned in September 2021. Tickets start at $159 for single-day general admission and $419 for three-day GA.  For ticket information, head here.

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Full lineup for Coachella 2022 announced: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Kanye ‘Ye’ West to headline

The full Coachella 2022 has been announced, with Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye headlining.  Coachella announced the lineup on social media, tweeting: “Presale for Weekend 2 starts Friday 1/14 at 10am PT. Weekend 1 is sold out. Register now at http://coachella.com“.  Ye (formerly Kanye West) was the first headliner to return to the SoCal festival, which will be held back-to-back the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022.

Other performers include Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Big Sean and Daniel Caesar, who will perform alongside Friday headliner Harry Styles; Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, Anitta and Giveon joined Saturday headliner Billie Eilish; And Doja Cat, Run the Jewels, Karol G, Maggie Rogers and Ari Lennox to join headliner Ye on Sunday.

The last time Coachella was held was in 2019; the 2020 and 2021 iterations were canceled due to COVID-19. Rage Against The Machine had been announced as the headliner along with Travis Scott and Frank Ocean 2020, but none will be performing at the 2022 festival.

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Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye Kerr hospitalized due to pregnancy complications

After canceling all upcoming tour dates last month, Maddie & Tae revealed that Taylor Dye Kerr has been in the hospital experiencing pregnancy complications. The news was first shared by Kerr’s husband, fellow singer/songwriter, Josh Kerr, and later reposted by Maddie & Tae on Wednesday (Jan. 12).

Said the update from Taylor’s husband: “Today marks 1 month of being in the hospital. T went in for a routine check up at 24 weeks then we were immediately admitted, and we have been here since.” The couple shared that their daughter is “doing great” and thanked fans and friends for supporting them during this difficult time:  “This hasn’t been easy, but we’re leaning on God and trusting His plan. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.”

Josh and Taylor wed on February 21, 2020, in Nashville after getting engaged in the fall of 2019. Taylor announced her pregnancy in late November, revealing that she was expecting a baby girl with her husband.   Maddie & Tae were to headline the CMT Next Women of Country: All Song No Static Tour before the duo shared that Taylor was on “bed rest” and that they were postponing the dates “out of precaution.”

Maddie & Tae are also set to release Through The Madness Vol 1 on January 28. The project includes six new tracks, plus “Madness” and “Woman You Got.” Through The Madness Vol 1 is available for pre-order now.

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Turnpike Troubadours announce new 2022 tour dates

The Turnpike Troubadours reunited late last year after a two-year hiatus. Back in November, the band announced a now sold-out show at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 14; and now the group has announced additional 2022 tour dates.

Turnpike Troubadour will play two shows at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Okla. on April 8 and April 9, two shows at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas on April 22 and April 23 and a show at John T. Floore’s Country store in Helotes, Texas. Tickets for the Tulsa, Fort Worth and Helotes shows go on sale on Jan. 14.  You can find more information on ticketing via Turnpike Troubadours’ official website.

Turnpike Troubadours released their breakout album Diamonds & Gasoline in 2010, followed by Goodbye Normal Street. Their self-titled 2015 album featured “The Mercury” and “The Bird Hunters” and in 2017, the band released the critically-acclaimed album A Long Way From Your Heart.  During the band’s hiatus, Turnpike members created projects of their own. Fiddler Kyle Nix released Lightning on the Mountain & Other Short Stories, and bass player R.C. Edwards’ band, RC and the Ambers, released Big Country.

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Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet split after 4 years of marriage

Jason Momoa, 42, and wife Lisa Bonet, 54, announced their separation in a joint statement on Momoa’s Instagram Wednesday.

The statement read: “We have all felt the squeeze and changes of these transformational times… A revolution is unfolding and our family is of no exception… feeling and growing from the seismic shifts occurring,” the joint statement read. “And so we share our Family news that we are parting ways in marriage.”

“We share this not because we think it’s newsworthy but so that as we go about our lives we may do so with dignity and honesty,” the statement continued. “The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived. We free each other to be who we are learning to become…”

The statement concluded, “Our devotion unwavering to this sacred life our children. Teaching our children what’s possible. Living the Prayer. May Love Prevail✨ J & L.”

The couple started dating in 2004 after being introduced by mutual friends at a jazz club.  In July 2007, the pair had their first child, Lola, and welcomed their second child, Nakoa-Wolf, in December 2008.  Bonet also shares daughter Zoë Kravitz, 33, with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz, whom she was married to from 1987-1993.  While it was widely believed that Momoa and Bonet married in 2007, the couple actually were married in October 2017.

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly announce their engagement

Actress Megan Fox and musician Machine Gun Kelly are engaged.

On Wednesday, Fox wrote in the caption of an Instagram post announcing the engagement:  “In July of 2020 we sat under this banyan tree. We asked for magic. We were oblivious to the pain we would face together in such a short, frenetic period of time. Unaware of the work and sacrifices the relationship would require from us but intoxicated off of the love. And the karma.  Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him.  And just as in every lifetime before this one, and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I said yes … and then we drank each other’s blood.”

Kelly wrote on his Instagram along with a picture of the couple’s ring: “Beneath the same branches we fell in love under, I brought her back to ask her to marry me. I know tradition is one ring, but I designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love. 1-11-2022.”

The pair met in March of 2020 while filming “Midnight in the Switchgrass,” and the couple confirmed their relationship in June 2020. This will be MGK’s first marriage, and Fox’s second.  Fox was married to ‘90210’ actor Brian Austin Green for 10 years, with whom she shares three sons.

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Stevie Nicks, Tool, J. Cole to headline 2022 Bonnaroo music festival

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2022 has been revealed. The festival, taking place from June 16–19 in Manchester, Tennessee, will feature Tool, Stevie Nicks, Machine Gun Kelly, J. Cole, The Chicks, Flume, 21 Savage, Illenium, and Roddy Ricch.

The full lineup, which you can see here, also includes acts such as: Bleachers, Lord Huron, Disclosure, Porter Robinson, Indigo De Souza, The Weather Station, Kenny Mason, Disclosure, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The War On Drugs, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Isaiah Rashad, Denzel Curry, Japanese Breakfast, Arlo Parks, Claud, $uicideboy$, Porter Robinson, 100 gecs, slowthai, Herbie Hancock, Tinashe, and Tierra Whack.

This year’s Bonnaroo is the first installment in two years, after the 2020 and 2021 editions were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 13 at 1 PM EST.  For information, head here.

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