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Weekend Recap: iHeartRadio Music Fest, Bow Wow Engaged and More

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The weather is cooling down...

But Hollywood is heating up with music festivals, babies, and other news. Check out the top stories from this weekend!

iHeartRadio Music Festival

The biggest names in music performed this weekend in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Music Festival including like Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Megan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction, and Ed Sheeran.

Sophia Bush introduced Lorde on Saturday night. Her show was widely praised by fans who noticed her extra amounts of hair-flipping and head-banging.


Calvin Harris headlined Saturday night and was introduced by host, Ryan Seacrest. Megan Trainor sang her hit "All About That Bass" after being introduced by actress Hilary Duff.

Iggy was one of the most talked about performances of the night. She sang fan favorite "Fancy" and was supported by her sexy background dancers who helped compliment Azalea’s pink, black and purple outfit over her fit physique.

Bow Wow Put a Ring On It

Rapper Bow Wow and Love & Hip-Hop star Erica Mena have only been dating for about six months, but it seems it’s true love. The couple is engaged as announced over the weekend. Mena was walking the red carpet at Saturday’s 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards when she was asked if Bow Wow was her boyfriend still.

She responded, "Uhh…he’s actually my fiancé." Surprise! Her Instagram shared a photo of her engagement ring alongside Bow Wow’s Rolex.

Eric "The Actor" Dies

Howard Stern’s popular guest and caller to his SiriusXM radio show, Eric "The Actor" Lynch, died Saturday afternoon at the age of 39. Lynch’s manager, Johnny Fratto, confirmed the new via Twitter. "I am so sorry and so sad to inform that my friend Eric ‘The Actor’ Lynch passed away yesterday afternoon."

Lynch was loved by fans and comedians around the country who are mourning his loss. 

Star Gives Birth

Megan Hilty, actress from former television show Smash, is a new mom! Hilty and husband Brian Gallagher have been married for just over a year and have no started their family. The couple welcomed daughter, Viola Philomena, in New York City.

When deciding on a name for their newborn, the 33-year-old actress back in June assured that her baby girl’s name would be close to traditional. "There are no fruits or animals or food in general for her name," she joked to E! News. Congrats to the new family!

Jessica Simpson: Fashion and Family

Jessica Simpson along with husband Eric Johnson and children Maxwell, 2, and Ace, 1, headed to L.A’s The Grove shopping center on Saturday. Simpson was showcasing items from her Fall 2014 The Jessica Simpson Collection, which served as a perfect environment to celebrate her beautiful family. 

The two adorable kids (and Jessica’s mini-mes) were seen smiling and playfully running alongside their celebrity parents. As far as more children for the Johnson family? Don’t hold your breath.

Jessica revealed to Ryan Seacrest last week on his radio show that she is done having kids. "Oh, we are done. We’ve got the girl and we’ve got the boy."

And they’re perfect, Jessica!

Photo Credit: Andrew Swartz for iHeartRadio

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