Travis Barker & Kourtney Kardashian Bring Their PDA to Paris: ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are in the city of love.

The couple, who have been sharing snapshots from a European getaway, paid a visit to Paris and didn’t shy away from a romantic photo opportunity.

In a series of photos posted to Instagram on Friday (Sept. 3), Barker and Kardashian can be seen embracing at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. One romantic snapshot has the lovebirds kissing passionately in front of the famous landmark.

“Forever isn’t long enough,” Barker captioned the pictures.

Earlier in the week, they checked in from Italy on social media. In pictures, they shared a kiss on a boat, snuggled up in black sweatshirts. “That’s Amore,” read one of Kardashian’s photo captions.

See their photos from Paris on Barker’s Instagram.

Tom DeLonge Confirms Mark Hoppus Is Post-Chemo, Offers ‘Some Modest Advice’ to Former Bandmate

Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge has confirmed that the band’s founding member, bassist and singer Mark Hoppus, has completed his chemotherapy treatment, and is offering “some modest advice” for what to do next.

In a text exchange posted as a screenshot to Instagram on Friday, DeLonge asked Hoppus whether there are more treatments planned, to which Hoppus replied in a series of separate messages: “No more planned. Doctor said I can take my port out. I think because he thinks chemo did the trick and I’m done but also if the chemo didn’t work we do a different treatment entirely?”

DeLonge responded with, “Wow. That’s great news.” He then emphasized: “Time for LIVING.”

The musician then made a suggestion. “u need to f— as many things as possible. Shoes, gopher holes, golfers. Anything u can catch.”

In the caption, DeLonge described the reasoning behind his message. “I wanted to be a good friend to @markhoppus and just give some modest advice on what he should do next, now that his Chemo treatments have subsided and it looks like they may have worked wonderfully,” he wrote.

Hoppus, 49, announced his cancer diagnosis last June, revealing that he had been undergoing chemotherapy for three months at that stage. “It sucks and I’m scared, but at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this,” he said at the time.

He revealed during a Twitch stream later on that the type of cancer he was battling was stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the same type his mother had. “My blood’s trying to kill me,” said Hoppus in recordings captured by multiple YouTube accounts.

Over the past few months, Hoppus has referenced his condition via Instagram a handful of times, including one day sharing art he made before his first chemo session.

Earlier this week, the musician posted a photo of the top of his head, sharing that he was trying to grow back his hair. “Keep your chin up, fighter,” his caption included.

“Feeling terrible this week but trying to stay positive and count my blessings. I hope everyone is doing great, staying healthy, and being kind to each other. If anyone needs me, I’ll be on the couch for the foreseeable future.”

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

Jimmy Page Attends Venice Film Fest for Led Zeppelin Doc Premiere

Guitarist Jimmy Page says he turned down a lot of “pretty miserable” pitches over the years to make a documentary about Led Zeppelin. But he finally bit when he received a deeply-researched proposal focusing almost exclusively on the music and chronicling the band’s birth in 1968 and its meteoric early rise.

The result is Becoming Led Zeppelin, one of the most eagerly anticipated documentaries at the Venice Film Festival, which made its premiere Saturday (Sept. 4) with Page on the red carpet.

Producers Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty — avowed Zeppelin fans — obtained never-before-seen footage of some of the band’s early U.S. and British concerts as well as an astonishing audio interview that drummer John Bonham gave to an Australian journalist before he died in 1980.

The interview, concert footage and other archive material are spliced into contemporary interviews with the three surviving band members — Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones — to create a montage that maps the frenetic first two years of the band’s existence and its early musical influences.

MacMahon, who along with McGourty launched the PBS American Epic documentary series, said it took a year to locate the Bonham recording, after hearing a bootleg version of the interview on a vinyl record.

From the sound, he knew that it had been converted into a quarter-inch tape. He then “went to every Australian journalist that we knew from that era saying do you recognize this voice? Because the journalist doesn’t identify himself.”

“Eventually I tracked down someone who said, ‘We know who it was but he died.’”

MacMahon then drew on previous contacts he had with a sound archive in Canberra, Australia, which went through “30,000 unmarked reels” to find the one with the interview.

He went to similar lengths to get full concert recordings of the songs as performed, sometimes finding reels of uncut songs that had never before been seen. He said he went to such lengths because he wanted the film to essentially be a musical interspersed with interviews.

Page said he particularly appreciated the focus on the music — the songs are played at full-length, not just snippets. And it lets the band members tell their own story in their own words. There are no other on-camera interviews.

Page said he agreed to the producers’ pitch after he received a leather-bound storyboard mapping out the movie as they had researched it and envisaged it.

“When we first met we were probably a little nervous of each other. But the conduit was the storyboard,” Page said. “And I thought they’ve really got it, they really understand what it was about.”

He said he had received plenty of proposals over the years to tell Led Zeppelin’s story, but “they were pretty miserable. Miserable and also to the point where they would want to be concentrating on anything but the music.”

“This one, it’s everything about the music, and what made the music tick,” he said. “It’s not just a sample of it with a talking head. This is something in a totally different genre.”

Maluma Serenades L.A. Fans During Papi Juancho Tour Stop: ‘I Give You My Heart’

“My heart has been waiting for this moment,” Maluma told a roaring crowd at The Forum on Friday (Sept. 3). It was the second show of his Papi Juancho Tour, which he kicked off on Thursday in Sacramento, Calif., after not touring for 18 months.

Waiting until every single person made their way to their seat — the lines to get into the venue moved at an exceptionally slow pace — the Colombian star kicked off his 90-minute set at 10 p.m. Giving off Matrix vibes with an all-black outfit that included a long black coat and dark sunglasses, Maluma appeared onstage with a smile from ear to ear, taking in the cheers and applause from the thousands of fans that gathered to watch Papi Juancho perform.

He kicked off the performance with his global smash hit, “Hawái.” In the middle of the set, he stopped and let the more than 15,000 people in the crowd sing an entire verse from the song as he stood there in admiration. “I f—ing missed you guys,” he said, visibly emotional.

Working the in-the-round or 360-style stage, which allowed for more interaction with fans from every corner, Maluma went on to perform other chart-topping tracks such as “Corazón,” “Borró Cassette,” “Felices Los 4″ and “Chantaje.”

Here are five takeaways from Maluma’s sold-out show at The Forum from his Papi Juancho Tour.

Heart to Heart

Before Maluma took center stage, a pounding heart was projected onto a white rectangular canvas that was erected in the middle of the stage as a narrator told the story of Juan Luis (Maluma’s real name) and his journey that’s been filled with emotion, passion, joy and music: “He’s always been Juan Luis and has given you his heart. Now, it’s time to give him yours.” Then it was Maluma’s turn to speak: “My heart has been waiting for this moment. Today, I give you mi corazón.”

A Melancholic Maluma

Mid-concert, Maluma — by this point he had ditched the long black coat and opted for black slacks and a fitted black sleeveless T-shirt to show off his bulky arms — reflected on tough moments during the pandemic, asking fans to enjoy their loved ones while they’re still alive. “I have everything right now. I feel so blessed. But there were many lessons learned during this difficult time,” he said. “During the pandemic, many things happened and one of those things was this song that is so special. Without a doubt, it’s my favorite song from my Papi Juancho album. I want to sing it for all of you tonight.” With just a piano in tow, he serenaded fans with “AMDV,” the ballad that peaked at No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated July 10, 2020).

Jamaican Vibes

In an ode to his #7DJ (7 Days in Jamaica) EP, Maluma performed all seven tracks from the set while smoking hookah and surrounded by his troupe of dancers, who wore neon orange leotards. Following the exact order from his EP, the medley kicked off with “Tonika” and ended with “Peligrosa.”

Oldies but Goodies

Maluma may have kicked off the concert with some of his newer material — such as “Hawái,” “Parce” and “Madrid,” all off his 2020 Papi Juancho album — but fans also got to sing along to some of his slightly older anthems, such as “Felices Los 4,” “Vente Pa’Ca,” “Chantaje” and “Cuatro Babys.”

COVID-19 Mandates

Before entering The Forum, you had to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Once inside, staff and/or security walked around the venue with a sign that read “mask must be worn.” If you weren’t wearing a mask, they would promptly ask you to put it back on. In Los Angeles County, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask in all indoor public settings, including venues.

Maluma continues with his Papi Juancho Tour Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Andre 3000 Says Kanye West Collab ‘Life of the Party’ ‘Didn’t Have’ Drake Diss When He Wrote His Verse

André 3000 has responded to the “unfortunate” leak of his Kanye West collaboration, “Life of the Party,” the previously unreleased Donda outtake that seems to take shots at Drake.

Drake played “Life of the Party,” which had originally been previewed at one of Kanye’s Donda events but ultimately didn’t make the final cut of the album, this weekend in a guest DJ mix on SiriusXM.

In a statement obtained by Billboard, André 3000 explained that when he contributed his verse to “Life of the Party,” his intent was to support Donda’s concept in tribute to his own late mother, and that he was not a part of the diss that ended up on the song.

“A few weeks ago Kanye reached out about me being a part of the Donda album,” said the Outkast rapper, who was in Cleveland filming a Noah Baumbach film when they made contact. “I was inspired by his idea to make a musical tribute to his mom. It felt appropriate to me to support the Donda concept by referencing my own mother, who passed away in 2013. We both share that loss. I thought it was a beautiful choice to make a clean album but, unfortunately, I didn’t know that was the plan before I wrote and recorded my verse. It was clear to me that an edited ‘clean’ format of the verse would not work without having the raw, original also available. So, sadly, I had to be omitted from the original album release.”

He continued, “The track I received and wrote to didn’t have the diss verse on it and we were hoping to make a more focused offering for the Donda album but I guess things happen like they are supposed to. It’s unfortunate that it was released in this way and two artists that I love are going back and forth.”

“I wanted to be on Certified Lover Boy too,” he pointed out. “I just want to work with people that inspire me. Hopefully I can work with Kendrick on his album. I’d love to work with Lil’ Baby, Tyler and Jay-Z. I respect them all.”

On “Life of the Party,” Kanye says, “I put Virgil and Drake on the same text and it wasn’t about the matching Arc’teryx or Kid Cudi dress / Just told these grown men stop it with the funny shit,” referencing designer Virgil Abloh and the pre-pandemic fashion moment when Drake and Abloh posed together wearing the same camouflage Arc’teryx jackets. “Thought we was the new Abu Dhabi / Told Drake don’t play with me on GD and he sent that message to everybody / So if I hit you with a WYD, you better hit me with, ‘Yessir, I’m writing everything you need.'”

Certified Lover Boy, Drake’s just-released album, includes a track that seemingly targets Kanye. “7am on Bridle Path” has him rapping, “Get that address to your driver, make it your destination / instead of just a post out of desperation,” presumably referencing the incident when West shared Drake’s Toronto address on social media.

The same day Drake brought “Life of the Party” to SiriusXM, he left a comment about “waste removal” on Instagram.

‘Drag Race’ Winner Kylie Sonique Love Thought ‘All Stars 6′ Might Be Her ‘Last Time’ Doing Drag

When she entered the workroom on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 6, Kylie Sonique Love had one mission: to show the world just how hard she’d worked in the 11 years since her appearance on Drag Race season 2. “I just wanted to go and do my f—ing thing,” Love tells Billboard over the phone with a giggle. “I was gonna take all my stuff I learned about drag and apply it to what I was up there doing. And clearly, it paid off.”

On Thursday (Sept. 2), Love got to see that hard work finally come to fruition, when RuPaul declared her the winner of All Stars 6, and the latest addition to the Drag Race Hall of Fame. It’s a moment that not only meant a lot to Kylie, but to transgender fans watching at home — Love’s crowning made her the first transgender woman to win on any U.S. season of the show (Drag Race Thailand crowned the franchise’s first-ever trans winner, Angele Anang, back in 2019).

Love says she’s proud to be the first trans winner on All Stars, and that she’s even more proud that she’ll get to continue doing drag — she says that during the pandemic, she found herself questioning whether or not she would ever be able to perform at queer clubs again thanks to the after-effects of COVID-19.

“I didn’t think I was ever going to get to do drag again,” she says. “When I got called to do [All Stars 6], even then I didn’t know what was going to happen. Like, ‘I might just be sitting at home, watching myself on TV doing drag for the last time in my career.'”

Below, Kylie Sonique Love chats with Billboard about her historic win, her hopes for the future of drag performance, Dolly Parton, her now-iconic lip sync moment from the finale and much more.

You’ve just won All Stars 6! How are you feeling after getting to watch yourself win on national TV?

It felt really good! Honestly, I tried to disconnect myself from thinking about winning or losing since I got back from filming, because it felt like that was apart from everything I wanted to do. I was proud of everything I did on the show, and at the end of the day, it’s not my choice who takes home the crown and the money and all of that. So, I was like, “All right girl, win or lose we’re gonna be the same, so we don’t get caught up in our feelings. So, honestly, I feel the same — I don’t feel any different than I felt from when the show started, because I’ve just been working really hard, and I didn’t wanna get caught up in the game. That being said, I am so grateful for all of this. Plus, it’s like … “All right girl, we got this extra money that I wasn’t counting on!” So now I’m working my ass off to get Gizmo [Love’s dog] this house I promised him.

Can’t wait to see Gizmo in his new house, honestly. 

Yes, sir, we need to get him a yard! [Laughs.]

Your win is also historic — you are now officially the first transgender queen to win a U.S. season of the show! How does that feel, making history on the show as your true self?

Well, it’s really good to now know that there is a trans person on television winning. We haven’t really had that before — often, we see trans people fighting to be a part of things, fighting just to be in the Olympics, fighting to be able to just use the right bathroom. But to just go and do something where you don’t need permission from anybody, and you just need to be fierce and kill it, it feels really good. To be honest, I didn’t really go in think of myself as “the trans person.” I just am.

Honestly, during the pandemic, I didn’t think I was ever going to get to do drag again. When I got called to do [All Stars 6], even then I didn’t know what was going to happen. Like, “I might just be sitting at home, watching myself on TV doing drag for the last time in my career.” Who knew that we were finally going to be out and about by now? So I wanted to make every moment count, I wanted to make sure that I was very proud of what I did. I never tried to compare myself to anyone else in the room, because I didn’t want to limit myself. If I had a sister that was sad or upset, and I felt like I could say something to help make them feel better, I did that. We shared the room together, and the energy was super important. So when I felt there was a negative energy, I wanted to kind of flip the script on that. Like, I’ve let that energy get to me in my past, and it’s not good.

When you say you weren’t sure if All Stars 6 would be your last time doing drag — are you saying you were close to quitting, or that it had become nearly impossible to do because of COVID? Or was it both?

I absolutely did not want to quit, and I would never just quit doing drag. That being said, all of the queens lost our jobs because of the pandemic. We couldn’t go to clubs, and the few times that I saw queens manage to get back out, they were wearing face shields, like … what the hell, you know? Drag is about having fun, being around people, being carefree, and often being messy [laughs]It’s a place where you’re supposed to not worry about the chaos of the world, and we couldn’t do that for over a year. I was watching everything and thinking, “This is not what I fell in love with when I started, and I don’t know if this is something I’m willing to permanently adapt to.” I need to be in a room full of people and feel their energy — I don’t need to have defogger on my f—ing face shield so that when I lip sync there’s no condensation, you know? But when I got that magic call, honey, I said, “All right, time to get it together.” You know that movie The Incredibles, and the big workout montage in the train yard? That was me [laughs]. I had to get it together, and then I watched at home like, “Damn, I am a skinny b—-.” I worked my ass off, lemme tell you.

There was a moment in the finale that everyone has been talking about — in your final “Stupid Love” lip sync, you tripped over a piece of fabric and then fully turned it into a forward roll. What was going through your mind the moment that happened?

It felt crazy. I was in a dress, I didn’t think I was gonna be doing stunts, I thought I was just gonna be spinning around! Then all of a sudden, my foot catches this very slippery boa on the stage, and honey, my feet were flying out from underneath me. Everything went into slow motion, it was like the moment straight out of a movie — everything was moving slow, but your mind is still thinking at [and] moving at normal speed. It was just like, “B—-, do a f—ing dive roll, and pose when you land. Make it look good!” And that’s exactly what I did! All those years of gymnastics paid off, honey! There was a reason I wore a gown — because no one had seen me perform on the show without doing some kind of stunt. But I realize that’s what makes me unique on the stage. So it kind of felt like the universe made me do a roll [laughs]. I thought I had blown it, honestly, but I still was like, “Don’t stop, give it all you have.” Even watching it back, I was like “Oh god, they’re gonna see I slipped.” I have been thinking about this the entire time since we filmed! Like, “I fully f—ed up!” But it clearly worked out [laughs]!

Another performance of yours that fans can’t seem to stop talking about is your Dolly Parton impersonation on the Snatch GameWhen you’re in the moment, improvising with Ru, how do you come up with a full song and still offer perfectly in-character witty banter like that?

You know, I just made the song up! I don’t know what to tell you. I did say that it was going to be available on iTunes, so I’m still working on that [laughs]. But yeah, I mean, everything I said I came up with, for the most part, on the spot. Truly, there’s stuff that I said while in the game that I just don’t remember saying at all. Like the whole “Jurassic Park” bit? Don’t remember saying that!

That’s wild! I have to imagine doing so well in that challenge had to feel good, especially considering that you went home after Snatch Game in season 2.

Oh my god, girl [laughs]I was like, “Honey, whatever you do, we’re gonna make sure that we do our homework for Snatch Game.” I studied Dolly, I watched her do interviews and talk shows and looked at how she would respond to people. What I learned was that Dolly Parton listens a lot, and she speaks directly from the heart. So that’s exactly what I did — there were a lot of times where I wanted to jump in and say something, but then it was like, “No, don’t come across as stealing the spotlight. Wait for the right moment.” And it just turned into a conversation! I simplified what Snatch Game is supposed to be, instead of turning it into this big monster of a challenge that I have to defeat. I made it fun for myself, didn’t overthink it, and it worked out!

There are a lot of young fans at home who get to watch Drag Race and look up to the queer and trans people representing them on television — what would you say to the young folks that are looking up to you after this historical win?

It don’t matter who you are, how you identify, or where you come from — if you have a dream, and you have the passion and the will to survive, then anything is possible for you. And just know that there is no such thing as a perfect childhood, you know? I think that’s something that toughens us up and prepares us for the world — but the truth is, the world is only as scary as we all allow it to be. Perception is everything, so find the good in every situation. Whatever is meant for you will be for you, as long as you work hard and follow your truth.

Enrique Iglesias Says Forthcoming Album ‘Might’ Be His Last One

During a live Q&A on Friday (Sept. 3), Enrique Iglesias announced that his forthcoming album, titled Final, could be his last one.

The 46-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter revealed the news to Ricky Martin and Sebastián Yatra, and their millions of followers on Instagram, during a live chat promoting their upcoming tour set to kick off later this month. Final is set to drop on Sept. 17.

“It might be my final album,” the “Bailando” siner told them. “It’s not something that I have been thinking about for the past few months. It’s something that I have been thinking about for the past few years. There’s going to be Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, but they’re final. I’m in that moment in my life, that chapter in my life, where I think it’s the right time to put it out and I’ve been thinking about this since 2015.”

Although it might be his last album, Iglesias reassured fans that it doesn’t mean he’ll stop making music. “I’m never going to stop writing songs because I love writing songs, but I’m going to do it in a different way — meaning they don’t necessarily have to be packaged as an album — so this project to me is important.”

Final Vol. 1 will be Iglesias’ 11th studio album and will follow 2014’s Sex and Love, which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart (dated April 4, 2014).

Most recently, Iglesias teamed up with Farruko for the summer gem “Me Pasé,” which was released in July and became his first single since 2019. The reggaeton-infused rhythmic anthem is the first track off Iglesias’ Final Vol. 1, which will drop just days before his North American tour with Martin and Yatra kicks off in Las Vegas on Sept. 25.

In the meantime, check out Iglesias’ Final announcement below: