RIHANNA PREPARES 3-CD BOX SET
Attention Rihanna fans! The Princess of Pop is gearing up to release a 3-CD collector’s package featuring the singer’s biggest hit songs. Rap-Up.com reports the box will include her first three albums Music of the Sun, A Girl Like Me, and Good Girl Gone Bad, with a slot for her fourth effort, Rated R. Fans can grab this exclusive package on December 15th — just in time for the holidays!
BRITNEY’S TWITTER AND MYSPACE PAGES HACKED
Britney Spears’ Twitter and MySpace accounts have apparently been hacked. According to the Associated Press, messages on her Twitter page late last week claimed Spears worshipped the devil, among other strange statements. A handful of unusual messages were deleted after Spears’ management regained control of the account. Her Twitter feed boasts more than 3.7 million followers and is updated by herself and her “team” of handlers. A message Thursday apologized for “any offense the hacker’s messages caused.” Spears’ MySpace account was also hacked right around the same time.
CHRIS BROWN RELEASES “SING LIKE ME”
Chris Brown has unleashed a new song “just for the ladies” titled “Sing Like Me” which is off his upcoming Graffiti album. According to MTV News, the new track is currently streamlining on his official site, MechanicalDummy.com right now. In addition, be sure to get you passes for Breezy’s much hyped Fan Appreciation tour — visit TicketMaster.com now!
DAUGHTRY SITS DOWN WITH BILLBOARD
All the guys of Daughtry recently took some time to sit down with Billboard.com to talk about their new album Leave This Town. See what the group has to say about how their hit effort came to be, at DaughtryOfficial.com.
ALICIA KEYS REVEALS COVER ART
Last week, several fake images of Alicia Keys’ album cover have popped up. However, the “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” singer has posted the official art work on all of her fan sites. Be sure to pick up Alicia’s Element of Freedom when it drops on December 15th.
MARIAH CAREY TIX ON SALE NOW!
We’ve just learned the tickets for Mariah Carey’s special New Year’s Eve performance at Madison Square Garden have just gone on sale. The “Obsessed” singer will perform new songs off her latest Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel album, including her newest single “HA.T.E.U.” If you want to attend, visit MSGNYC.com now to get your passes today.
ROB THOMAS DOES “THRILLER”
Halloween was a couple of weeks ago, but if you weren’t at Rob Thomas’s show in St. Louis that night then you missed out on quite a treat. The matchbox twenty frontman and his band all dressed up like they were in the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” — including Rob dressed as MJ – and they went on to perform a special rendition of the song. Head to RobThomasMusic.com to see some pics from the show, and to learn how you can get your hands on a copy of the entire thing.
GAGA ON GOSSIP GIRL
Can’t wait until tonight to see Lady Gaga on Gossip Girl? Well you can see a clip of the pop star performing on the hit show right now. Head to PerezHilton.com to check it out. Gossip Girl airs on the CW tonight at 9 Eastern.
LEONA LEWIS TALKS ABOUT LOVE LIFE
Being an international superstar and dating someone who’s not isn’t easy, and it’s something that Leona Lewis knows all about. The “Bleeding Love” singer has been going out with boy-friend Lou Al-Chamaa for a very long time, but acknowledges that “it’s difficult sometimes.” According to an interview with Company magazine, Lewis said she doesn’t see her and her beau “getting married for a long time” and that she doesn’t “believe you have to get married to be happy together.”
NO ROCK OF AGES FOR MILEY
There have been rumors that Miley Cyrus would star in a film adaption of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. And apparently, it’s not true. A representative for the pop star told GossipCop.com very simply, “No, she isn’t doing it.”
KATE VOEGELE ADDS MORE DATES
Kate Voegele has added 12 more tour dates to her trek in support of her most recent album A Fine Mess. Head to KateVoegele.com to check out where the singer-songwriter is playing, because if she missed your city the first time, maybe now she’ll be stopping by!
DAVID COOK DEBUTS NEW SONG
If you were at David Cook’s concert in St. Louis the other night, then you were fortunate enough to hear a brand new song from the former American Idol. The tune is called “Make Believe,” and that was the very first time that David had ever played it live. See a video from the performance at DavidCookOfficial.com.
DJ AM SHOE AUCTION
In honor of the late Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein, his estate will auction off 800 pairs of limited edition shoes from his personal collection on ebay. All proceeds will go to The DJ Am Memorial Fund, which aids organizations that help people struggling with addiction.
The auction at www.ebay.com/djamshoes is live now and runs until December 15th.
HERE WE GO AGAIN JOEY McINTYRE
After spending the past year with the New Kids on the Block reunion, Joey McIntyre is prepping a solo EP. According to Billboard, the seven-song set titled Here We Go Again will be released tomorrow via digital retailers. McIntyre plans to tour behind the effort early next year before regrouping with the New Kids for some shows on a cruise in May. He added there could be another New Kids on the Block album in the future.
JOHN MAYER SECRET SHOW
John Mayer will perform at a “secret” MySpace show at The Music Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn tonight at 8 PM. The free show is open to anyone over the age of 16. The show is first come first served and fans can begin lining up at 10 AM today. Mayer’s new album Battle Studies is out now. He will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday.
TING TINGS SIGN WITH JAY-Z
British duo the Ting Tings have signed with Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation. According to Spinner.com, the “That’s Not My Name” band will be working with the rap superstar on their next album as it’s been reported that Jay-Z will help produce their new disc.
SWITCHFOOT ON KIMMEL
Did you miss Switchfoot on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Check out a video of the band performing “Mess of Me” on the show over at AbsolutePunk.net.
SOULJA BOY PRODUCES FOR JAMIE FOXX
According to MTV News, Soulja Boy has not only completed three tracks for Kanye West’s upcoming album and written on Rihanna’s Rated R effort, but he’s also working with Jamie Foxx. The “Crank That” rapper told MTV he feels he has “grown tremendously” as a producer and he finished a beat for the Oscar-winner’s fourth studio disc. Soulja then stated that his “portfolio is only getting longer and longer.”
SGT. PEPPER’S ON ROCK BAND
Tomorrow, the entire Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album will be available as downloadable content for The Beatles: Rock Band. While some of the tunes from the record were already available on the original game, come tomorrow, the other eight tracks will be playable. Those include “A Day in the Life.”
SHINEDOWN ON VH1 BEST CRUISE EVER
Shinedown, 3 Doors Down and Lifehouse are on the lineup for the Vh1 Best Cruise Ever. The trip from Tampa, Florida to the Grand Cayman Islands sets sail April 15, going through the 19th. For more information, head to Vh1BestCruiseEver.com.
WYNONNA JUDD CLARIFIES COMMENT ABOUT TAYLOR SWIFT
Wynonna Judd has apologized for comments she made about Taylor Swift on the CMA Award Red Carpet that she feels “came across as a negative statement.” Last Wednesday night USA Today asked if she would give Taylor any advice and this is what she had to say. “Time is God’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. It’s just too much of a good thing too soon. Mom and I rode in a car for the first year of our career to visit radio stations. There was a making of the star, there was a rising-up, and the fans went with us. Now it’s over coffee breaks, the success, almost.” But last Thursday, she clarified her statement on her message board and through Twitter saying, “I understand that my comment about Taylor Swift’s Entertainer of the Year nomination came across as a negative statement,” she wrote. “My intent was not to take anything away from her talent and contributions to the country music industry, all of which are truly unprecedented for an artist of any age. Taylor is a beautiful, hard-working young woman that deserves the success she has had and I support her as an artist and as a woman in the business.”