If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. J Balvin welcomes his first child, The Weeknd announces a new HBO show, and Britney Spears’ battle to end her conservatorship continues—this is what you missed this week.
J Balvin Welcomes First Baby with Girlfriend Valentina Ferrer
The Colombian singer and his long-time girlfriend had their first baby together, making the announcement on Instagram. Details are limited but Valentina Ferrer’s Instagram post had the caption “4 days of the best love” suggesting that the baby was born on June 27th. Further reading into social media, Balvin also tweeted “Querido Rio [My dear Rio]” that same day—is the baby’s name Rio?
Zeds Dead Drops New House Single “Alive” With MKLA
Zeds Dead is back with a new single “Alive” ahead of their headlining performance at DeadRocks. Sticking to their house music roots, alive is a late-night jam with progressive melodies and ethereal vocals from MKLA.
The Weeknd To Star In and Co-Write New HBO Show
Can’t stop, won’t stop, The Weeknd is returning to the screen for a series he’s co-creating with Euphoria’s Sam Levinson called The Idol. He’s also co-writing the show and an executive producer, a low-key flex. The plot follows a pop singer who falls in love with an L.A. club owner who happens to be a cult leader too. The Weeknd is playing the L.A club owner.
Judge Denies Britney’s Request To Remove Dad As Conservator
An update on Britney Spears’ conservatorship; Judge Brenda Penny denies the request to remove Spears’ father from her conservatorship. This is not a direct response to Spears’ powerful statement but rather a request that was filed months prior. Judge Penny did approve adding a co-conservator, Bessemer Trust, to handle Spears finances with her father. However, Bessemer Trust requested to resign from the conservatorship because they were unaware that the legal arrangement was involuntary. After hearing Spears’ testimony, Bessemer Trust would like to respect her wishes to end the conservatorship altogether.
Bon Jovi Hit One Billion YouTube Views with ‘It’s My Life’
“It’s my life, it’s now or never” could be heard playing everywhere in the early 2000s and the Bon Jovi song just hit another milestone. Joining the ranks of BTS and Linkin Park, the single has reached one billion views on YouTube.
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