SYDNEY (AP) — If Pink says she’s sick, believe her. She has been hospitalized in Sydney with a gastric virus hours after she was hospitalized with dehydration and discharged. Pink canceled her show in Sydney on Friday and managed to squeak through a show on Saturday. She came under fire after paparazzi caught photos of her on a beach with her family after she had canceled. Pink writes on Instagram it was scheduled time off and the photos don’t show how sick she is. She also says they don’t show her 7-year-old asking “why these creepy men are surrounding us and pacing back and forth and taking pictures of her every move.”
022662-w-314:16-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Promoter says Pink admitted to Sydney hospital, cancels show (6 Aug 2018)
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DEMI LOVATO CHECKS OUT OF HOSPITAL AFTER TWO WEEKS
NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato is out of the hospital. A person close to the singer says she was released from a Los Angeles hospital over the weekend. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to speak publicly about it. Lovato was rushed to the hospital July 24 for a reported overdose. She wrote on Instagram on Sunday she needs to focus on her sobriety and she promises to keep fighting.
TEEN DIES AT LOLLAPALOOZA
CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after attending Lollapalooza in Chicago this past weekend. Police and the medical examiner’s office identify the boy as Evan Kitz-Miller of Mundelein (mun-deh-LYN’), Illinois. He was found unresponsive Sunday night. No other details were released. His mother says Kitz-Miller had a seizure and his heart stopped.
LOLLAPALOOZA POSTS ITEMS FOUND ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS
CHICAGO (AP) — Did you leave one left shoe at Lollapalooza? They found it. Lollapalooza organizers say a men’s white and green size 11 Adidas shoe was among nearly 760 items found after Lollapalooza in Chicago this past weekend. They also found 39 pairs of glasses, 358 ID cards, 86 sets of keys, 69 mobile devices, 103 wallets and purses, and various chargers, umbrellas and phone cases. They also found a black hand fan, a Chicago Bears blanket, a pink inflatable chair and an Epi-Pen. Lost items can be claimed on Lollapalooza’s website.
WARPED TOUR SAYS FAREWELL IN FLORIDA
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Members of Pennywise say they were “honored” to close out the last show of the last Warped Tour in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday. Creator Kevin Lyman said this will be the final Warped Tour after 24 years because of declining ticket sales and a shrinking pool of bands. Pennywise was one of the bands on the first tour, which focused on alternative and punk music. Organizers urged fans, “Build each other up, engage in philanthropic endeavors, and never forget your roots.”
WOMEN SPOTS KEITH URBAN A FEW DOLLARS
MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — A substitute teacher bailed out Keith Urban when he was short a few bucks at a convenience store in Camden, New Jersey, on Friday. Ruth Reed says the guy ahead of her in line didn’t have enough money, so she helped him out. He said thanks and said his name was Keith. She said he looked like Keith Urban, and he said he was. His bodyguard was there to confirm it was indeed Urban, who was in town for a concert. Reed said she had made a resolution to help out customers who needed it but she felt like an “idiot” when she realized it was Urban.
022698-w-275:52-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Woman helps man short on cash, finds out he’s Keith Urban (6 Aug 2018)
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RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE TAKE TWO YEARS TO CREATE “FEVER PITCH”
CHICAGO (AP) — By all rights, “Fever Pitch” by Rainbow Kitten Surprise should not be a hit. Singer Sam Melo (MAY’-loh) says the song started with a bass riff, and he kept saying “holy roll” because he thought it felt “Pentecostal.” Then they forgot about it for two years. Melo says he tried reworking it and put a lot of ideas into it, but it never would come out right. He says they were sound-checking in the studio with that song and it ended up being the first track on their album. As for the rodeo theme in the video, Melo says they have no background in that and it wasn’t even their idea. He says director Jared Hogan kept saying the song made him think of rodeos so Melo told him to go with that.
022702-a-92:40-(Sam Melo (MAY’-loh), singer for Rainbow Kitten Surprise)-“really added up”-Rainbow Kitten Surprise explain the long history of “Fever Pitch” (7 Aug 2018)
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BEYONCE EMBRACES HER CURVES
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé acknowledges she has “a little mommy pouch” and she’s in no rush to get rid of it. Beyoncé tells Vogue magazine after having her first child, she “believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” so she knocked herself out to lose the baby weight in three months. It was a different story when she delivered her twins last year. She says she was 218 pounds and swollen from toxemia. She had to have an emergency Caeserean section, and she says not everyone realizes that’s major surgery. She says when she’s ready to get the six-pack abs back, she will “go into beast mode.”
LANCE BASS LOSES OUT ON “BRADY BUNCH” HOUSE
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance Bass is crushed that he thought he had bought the “Brady Bunch” house, only to find out someone else got it. Bass writes on Instagram the agent representing the sale of the house used for exterior shots on “The Brady Bunch” told him he had the winning bid. Bass says it was “way over the asking price.” The house was listed for $1.885 million. Bass says after a night of celebrating, he was told by the same agent that a Hollywood studio wants the house at any cost, and Bass’ bid was declined. Bass says he was willing to go higher but he was competing with a buyer with unlimited resources. Bass says he believes he was used to drive up the price. Realtor Ernie Carswell tells the Los Angeles Times the house got eight offers and he declined to buy the potential buyers.
by Margie Szaroleta