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Rihanna showcases hits, baby bump
Rihanna was pregnant with her second child as she performed her Super Bowl halftime show Sunday.
The singer’s representative confirmed the pregnancy shortly after she ended her 13-minute set at the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. Rihanna hovered high at times on a transparent rectangular platform that raised and lowered to a long stage as she performed 12 of her hits, including “We Found Love,” “Diamonds” and “Work.”
The baby bump that was visible in the tight clothes she wore under her baggy red jumpsuit set off a wave of social media speculation that she might be pregnant again.
Rihanna, 34, has a 9-month-old son with rapper A$AP Rocky, 34.
DJ Boss honored at memorial: Allison Holker, Ellen DeGeneres and other loved ones of Stephen “Twitch” Boss honored the late DJ and dancer Saturday during a memorial service in Los Angeles.
According to People magazine, the celebration of life event was attended by DeGeneres, Loni Love, Wayne Brady, Debbie Allen, Andy Grammer and Mickey Guyton, as well as Boss’ wife and dance partner, Holker, and their three children: Weslie, 14; Maddox, 6; and Zaia, 3.
The all-star “So You Think You Can Dance” alum and “Ellen DeGeneres Show” DJ-producer died by suicide in December. He was 40.
“He was the light,” Holker said of Boss in a speech, according to People. “He chose love, grace and kindness. And he deserves to be celebrated.”
Other speakers included DeGeneres, Love, Brady, Allen and Jeff Thacker. Singers Grammer and Guyton performed during the service.
The event also served as a fundraiser for the Move With Kindness foundation, which Boss’ family launched in his honor to shine a light on mental health.
U2 returning to stage, minus one member: U2 is returning to the concert stage later this year for the first time since 2019, but without one of the original quartet, as drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is on the injured list. The rock band has announced it will play a series of shows this fall to open the new MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas. The concerts will be focused on the band’s 1991 album, “Achtung Baby.”
“We need to get back on stage and see the faces of our fans again,” band members Bono, the Edge and Adam Clayton said in a statement Sunday.
Mullen will be replaced by Dutch drummer Bram van den Berg.
U2 didn’t detail Mullen’s health concerns, but a November report in the Washington Post said the drummer had issues with his neck and elbows that needed surgery.
Only twice before has the band taken stage without all four members — when Clayton missed a gig in Australia for health reasons in 1993, and after Mullen broke his foot in a motorcycle accident in 1978, according to Bono’s book, “Surrender.”
Feb. 14 birthdays: Saxophonist Maceo Parker is 80. TV personality Pat O’Brien is 75. Magician Teller is 75. Singer Renee Fleming is 64. Actor Meg Tilly is 63. Singer Dwayne Wiggins is 62. Actor Simon Pegg is 53. Singer Rob Thomas is 51. Actor Danai Gurira is 45. Actor Jake Lacy is 38. Actor Freddie Highmore is 31.