Grapevine: Kesha books a North American tour
Pop star Kesha books Fillmore date
For the first time in several years, pop star Kesha has booked a North American solo tour. The tour is named after her upcoming album, “Rainbow,” which comes out Aug. 11. “I’m so excited to be able to invite you all to come boogie with me on my new ‘Rainbow Tour,’ ” Kesha said in a statement, according to Billboard. “I would not have made it to this point without my animals and supporters so now come out and join the celebration with me.” Kesha’s tour hits the Fillmore Detroit on Oct. 15. Tickets, $32.50-$62.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday via LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster. In recent years the songstress has been tangled with lawsuits and record label issues after accusing her producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald of assault. Earlier this week, TMZ reported that Gottwald and council have attempted to subpoena Lady Gaga to get a copy of text messages between her and Kesha. Gaga’s rep told TMZ that she’s provided all relevant info to the court already.
Some R. Kelly concerts have been canceled
Controversial R&B singer R. Kelly has had four of his upcoming concerts canceled, TMZ reports. Kelly was recently accused of running a sex cult with young women. He also has a history of allegations involving underage women. His Saturday concert at Chene Park in Detroit is still a go, but dates the following weekend in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Dallas have been scrapped. Sources tell TMZ that a Los Angeles show was canceled because of scheduling conflicts, but gave no reason for the other three dates to be nixed.
Casey Affleck’s wife files for divorce
After nine years of marriage, Summer Phoenix filed for divorce from husband Casey Affleck on Monday in Los Angeles. She lists the date of separation as November 2015, potentially revealing that there marriage was rocky for years. In the filing, Phoenix — and actress and model who is the youngest sister of actor Joaquin Phoenix — cites irreconcilable differences and requests joint physical and legal custody of their two sons, who are ages 9 and 13.
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