Celebrity superlatives: J. Lo, Justin Timberlake and Kesha


She may be a mother of two, but J.Lo Ain’t Your Mama. On Friday, the pop singer unveiled the music video for her women’s empowerment anthem, which features soundbites from women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem as well as a sampling of Hillary Clinton’s 1995 speech from the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Lopez later received a shout-out from the Democratic presidential candidate, who took to Twitter Friday, writing: “Thanks for this. Women are so much more than the roles they’ve been assigned.”
Can’t Stop the Feeling that Timberlake is working on new music? Your intuition is correct. Timberlake — who returned from a nearly three-year hiatus Thursday with his new earworm, Can’t Stop the Feeling — called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest Friday and revealed that his work on the forthcoming movie Trolls (DreamWorks, Nov. 4) precipitated his work on his latest album. “We started working on the soundtrack, and I don’t know, I just felt really inspired and it kind of worked its way into me working on another record,” Timberlake told Seacrest. The singer then clarified that the album “is in such an infant stage right now, so I don’t have any plans (to release it yet).
Get ready to keep up with another Kardashian! On the heels of their engagement, which they first announced in early April, Kardashian and his fiancée took to Instagram Friday to reveal that they are expecting a child. The pair posted matching emojis of a pregnant Chyna in promotion of the news and Chyna’s new emoji collection. Chyna’s lawyer and manager, Walter Mosley, confirmed the announcement to USA TODAY, noting that he has known for “quite some time now.” “Chyna shared it with me actually in the middle of a business meeting with a note,” he said. “It was shocking, but it was kind of typical Chyna. (She did it) in a very fun and playful way.” The child will be Kardashian’s first and Chyna’s second. She shares a 3-year-old, King Cairo Stevenson, with rapper Tyga.
Kesha isn’t letting anyone dull her True Colors. On Saturday, the singer performed at Hollywood’s Paramount Studios as part of The Humane Society of the United States’ To the Rescue Gala. After dedicating her performance to “every man, woman, child, animal that has ever been abused,” Kesha launched into a powerful rendition of the Oscar-nominated song Til It Happens to You, co-written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga for the campus sexual assault documentary The Hunting Ground. Gaga later took to Twitter to laud the singer, who has faced legal setbacks in her suit against producer Dr. Luke, whom she sued for sexual and emotional abuse back in 2014. “Killed it,” Gaga wrote of Kesha’s performance. “I could feel your pain. Girl these boys won’t be in charge forever. The wisdom of women is rising. Let’s get louder.”
On Sunday, Hill published an open letter to fans on Facebook, offering an apology for her weekend Atlanta show, which left many ticketholders frustrated. Hill reportedly showed up to the Friday concert nearly 2½ hours late, arriving at 10:20 p.m. ET — just 40 minutes before the venue’s strict 11 p.m. curfew. Hill’s mike was cut off promptly at 11, to the dismay of fans. In her lengthy address, the Miseducation artist stressed, “I have nothing but Love and appreciation for the fans in Atlanta, and regret not being able to give you a full show.” She maintained that “the challenge is aligning my energy with the time.” She later noted that she struggles to get in the head space for shows “because I care so deeply about the artistic process, I scrutinize, have perfectionist tendencies, and want space made for spontaneity, which is not an easy process, with the many moving parts on the road.”

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