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Joe Jonas is hitting back at Sophie Turner’s bombshell lawsuit. The Jonas Brothers superstar issued a statement via his rep regarding allegations that he is keeping his two daughters from their mother, Sophie. The rep called the lawsuit a “harsh legal position” that goes against the “amicable co-parenting setup” he believed they were working toward as recently as last Sunday when they met to discuss custody.
“Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK. Thereafter, she demanded via this filing that Joe hand over the children’s passports so that she could take them out of the country immediately,” the rep said to Page Six. His rep also said the kids have been with Sophie in New York.
“Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the UK,” his rep says, adding that the children were born in the US and are American citizens.
Joe also hit back at the claim that Sophie found out about the divorce “through the media,” stating that she was “aware” he was going to file for dissolution following “multiple conversations.”
“This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. The children were not abducted,” the statement continues. (

Travis Kelce just confirmed he has at least made contact with Taylor Swift amid rumors the two have been hanging out recently, revealing he invited the pop superstar to an upcoming Chiefs game. Pat McAfee got the tight end to open up about rumors he’s been quietly seeing Swift the last few weeks on Thursday’s episode of the “The Pat McAfee Show,” and while Kelce didn’t exactly address any details head on, he did admit he’s been talking to the singer. Kelce said his brother, Jason, has been one of the main reasons the gossip has exploded recently, and he playfully scolded the Eagles star for it. “Please, everybody stop asking my brother about my love life.” (TMZ)

Taylor Swift’s social media post asking Swifties to register to vote was a huge success. Tay made her plea earlier this week, writing “I’ve heard you raise your voices, and I know how powerful they are. Make sure you’re ready to use them in our elections this year!” says they had a record response over the past few days. Exec Nick Morrow pointed out the very Taylor-like results, noting “Our site was averaging 13,000 users every 30 minutes. 13! Let’s just say her reputation for being a mastermind is very well-earned.”

Taylor Swifts “Eras Tour” documentary, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” is looking like it might put up some massive numbers in its debut weekend. The movie is projected to open with anywhere between $100 to $125 million dollars! Some analysts think that the movie will open lower at $85 million, but many feel that “this movie is a unicorn” and will perform closer to the $100 million range. Just last week presales for the movie had already hit $65 million. With the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes leading to studios pushing out movies into 2024, theaters are reportedly pretty happy that Swift’s film is coming out, acting as a different type of blockbuster. “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” hits theaters on October 13th. Source: Deadline

Ed Sheeran has given fans another sneak peak of a track off his new album, “Autumn Variations”… but this time, he did it with the help of one of America’s sweethearts. A video he posted to social media yesterday shows the singer going over to his pal Courtney Cox and playing a snippet of his new song “American Town” that he says was inspired by her mega-hit series “Friends.”
“Courtney, Courtney, Courtney. I wrote this song inspired by “Friends”, the show that you were on,” Sheeran remarked in the video before playing a chunk of the song on his acoustic guitar. The lyrics that hinted at the sitcom from two decades ago went, “We ate Chinese food in small white boxes/ Live the life we saw in “Friends/ Your room it barely fits the mattress/ Wake up, leave for work again/ The wind it seems to blow right through us / Down jackets are the trend.”
When the serenade finished, the two chatted briefly about song’s connection to the TV show before Cox quipped, “do I get paid?” Sheeran’s latest offering will drop September 29th. And as we previously reported, he even recorded a secret live series of songs played in fans’ living rooms that will come out at a later date. Source: Billboard

Lizzo and her team are facing another lawsuit — with some allegations that sound similar to the suits filed by her backing dancers. Fashion designer Asha Daniels says wardrobe manager Amanda Nomura bullied and harassed her, and she was fired when she complained. Daniels says Nomura would do stereotypical impressions of Black women and call the dancers “fat,” “useless” and “dumb.” She alleges Nomura also forced them to change in front of mostly white, male stage crew who would leer at them. Daniels says when she complained about what she alleges was going on, she was fired. The suit alleges sexual harassment, racial discrimination and failure to prevent a hostile work environment, among other accusations. Lizzo’s lawyer denies the charges, calling the filing “a bogus, absurd publicity-stunt lawsuit.” (NBC News)

Blink-182 has just released two new songs off their forthcoming album One More Time. The title track is a tear-jerking ballad while “More Than You Know” is more representative of the band’s classic sound. This pair of new tracks follow the single “Edging,” which came out last year and is also among the 17 songs that make up One More Time, Blink-182’s first album with Tom DeLonge since 2011. Look for One More Time to drop on Oct. 20. (

Put-in-Bay’s Bob Gatewood will be filming a music video for the Mix Certified Homegrown song, “Island in the Sun,” and fans are invited to be a part of the video. The filming will be done Saturday from 2pm-3pm at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall Opera House, 435 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay. The building is an actual opera house!
The theme for the video is having fun on an island in the sun, so wear something fun or be a Pirate or a Parrothead… whatever screams Island in the Sun FUN! Just don’t wear green. The video will employ the use of a green screen, like they do with the TV weather report. No alcohol is allowed at this historic island venue. (Bob Gatewood Songs And Shows on Facebook)

Some people are afraid of sharks, some get freaked out by dogs, but Olivia Rodrigo has a unique fear: birds. She told Rolling Stone, saying “Birds are so foreign to us — there’s not one body part that looks like ours. Everyone’s all afraid about aliens and [stuff]. They’re like, ‘What are the aliens going to look like?’ I’m like, ‘We have birds on our planet, and we’re not scared of them? We’re fine!’” Oddly enough, Olivia opened the 2021 track “1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back,” with the sound of singing birds.

Kelly Clarkson’s deluxe version of her breakup album, Chemistry, is out today, along with another American Idol champ, Carrie Underwood’s Denim And Rhinestones, and new albums from Doja Cat, Kylie Minogue and Staind.

• Bakar: Halo
• Will Butler + Sister Squares: Will Butler + Sister Squares
• Colbie Caillat: Along the Way
• Kelly Clarkson: Chemistry (Deluxe Version)
• Brent Cobb: Southern Star
• Dio: The Studio Albums- 1996-2004 (4CDs or 5 LPs + 7″ single box set)
• Doja Cat: Scarlet
• Drake: For All the Dogs
• Briston Maroney: Ultrapure
• Kylie Minogue: Tension
• Paul Rodgers: Midnight Rose
• Soccer Mommy: Karaoke Night EP (5 songs)
• Staind: Confessions of the Fallen
• Andy Taylor: Man’s a Wolf to Man
• Carrie Underwood: Denim and Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition)
• Soundtrack: Yellowjackets Season 2 (Alanis Morissette, Florence + the Machine)
• Various: More Than a Whisper- Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith (w. Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, The War and Treaty, others)

• Kelly Clarkson on Today (NBC)
• Maren Morris – Hozier edition of CMT Crossroads premieres.
• iHeartRadio Music Festival kicks off in Las Vegas, streaming live on Hulu. Artists include: Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Public Enemy, Lil Wayne, Kane Brown, TLC, Miguel, Travis Scott, Tim McGraw
• Life Is Beautiful festival kicks off in Las Vegas. Artists include: The Killers, The 1975, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Omar Apollo, Wilderado, Inhaler, Odesza, Kendrick Lamar, Khalid, Kim Petras, Bebe Rexha, Yung Gravy, Cannons
• Beachlife Ranch Festival kicks off in Redondo Beach, CA. Artists include: Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Shakey Graves, Chris Isaak, Yola, The Doobie Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Amanda Shires
• Talking Heads 1984 documentary Stop Making Sense hits IMAX theaters.
• Slash’s “Hunter Burst” Les Paul auction closes at

• GRETA VAN FLEET SET STARCATCHER WORLD TOUR, Cleveland, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with Surf Curse
• Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival kicks off in L.A. Artists include: Buddy Guy, Stephen Stills, ZZ Top, Gary Clark Junior, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayer Trio, Keb’ Mo’, Roger McGuinn, Santana, Jakob Dylan
• Farm Aid in Noblesville, IN. Artists include: John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, Lukas Nelson, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, Particle Kid
• Global Citizen Festival in NYC, streaming live on iHeartRadio. Artists include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, Jung Kook, Anitta
• Pilgrimage Festival kicks off in Franklin, TN. Artists include: The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, The Black Crowes, Better Than Ezra, Yola, Hailey Whitters, Margo Price
• Carlos Santana documentary Carlos screens in theaters.
• St. Paul and the Broken Bones tour kickoff in Hamilton, OH.
• Wilderado tour kickoff in Tempe, AZ.

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