People: Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards; Village People co-founder dies; MSNBC's Nicole Wallace apologizes
Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.
MTV announced Wednesday that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Swift and Ariana Grande are the most nominated acts, competing for 10 awards each. Swift's nominations include video of the year, song of the year, best visual effects and more.
The VMAs will be three days after Swift releases her seventh album, "Lover." Her gay pride anthem, "You Need to Calm Down," is nominated for video of the year along with Grande's "thank u, next," Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' "Old Town Road," 21 Savage and J. Cole's "A Lot," and Jonas Brothers' "Sucker."
Village People co-founder dies
Henri Belolo, who co-founded Village People and co-wrote their classic hits "YMCA," ''Macho Man" and "In the Navy," has died. He was 82.
Scorpio Music, founded by Belolo, announced on Wednesday that Belolo died Saturday. No details about the death were provided.
Belolo was born in Casablanca, Morocco, on Nov. 27, 1936.
With Jacques Morali and lead singer Victor Willis, Belolo founded the six-member Village People. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 1977.
Nicole Wallace apologizes for remark on Trump and Latinos
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace has apologized for falsely saying on her show that President Donald Trump was "talking about exterminating Latinos."
She apologized Tuesday on Twitter for a comment she made on her show the day before. She tweeted that her mistake wasn't intentional and that she was sorry.
Wallace was responding to a remark by USA Today columnist Raul Reyes, who was a guest on her afternoon show. Reyes had noted that Trump has talked about an infestation through illegal immigration, and the natural conclusion is to attempt an extermination.
Today's birthdays: Singer Ronnie Bennett Greenfield (Ronnie Spector) of The Ronettes is 76. Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 72. Mandolin player Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio is 70. Singer Patti Austin is 69. Actress Rosanna Arquette is 60. Actor Antonio Banderas is 59. Drummer Jon Farriss of INXS is 58. Actress Angie Harmon is 47. Singer Nikki Bratcher of Divine is 39. Actor Charley Koontz is 32. Actor Jeremy Maguire is 8.
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