LADY GAGA TO PLAY FOR THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND
Lady Gaga is all set to play this year’s Royal Variety Performance, which means that the “Just Dance” singer will be on stage in front of the Queen of England. NME.com reports that Michael Buble and Mika will also be at the event, and Katy Perry has been tapped to host. It takes place December 7th in Blackpool, England.
MORE CLASSIC GAGA
PerezHilton.com has posted more classic performances from Lady Gaga. The site has one from 2006, and it’s supposedly one of the first times that Stefani Germanotta is performing as Gaga. Head to PerezHilton.com to check out her singing two songs, “Wonderful” and “Fever,” the latter of which is sung by Adam Lambert on his forthcoming debut album.
LADY GAGA ADDS TWO MORE RADIO CITY SHOWS
Lady Gaga just added two more shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on January 23rd and 24th. The first two shows, set for January 20th and 21st, quickly sold out. Gaga will be joined by special guests Kid Cudi and Jason DerÃ¼lo when The Monster Ball tour hits New York.
WILL THERE BE NEW MUSIC FROM BRITNEY NEXT YEAR?
Will we be seeing some new music from Britney Spears soon? Well according to PerezHilton.com, even though Brit just released a singles CD, the “Toxic” singer is working on putting out an album of all new material in May. The gossip site says that Britney is expected to team up with producer Max Martin and songwriter Sean Garrett for what would be her seventh studio album.
LEONA LEWIS IS A “GOOD” DIVA
Leona Lewis admits to being a diva, she just insists that she’s of the “good” variety. In an interview with Petra magazine, the “Bleeding Love” singer said, “The term diva has such a negative connotation, but I see myself as a kind of good diva. I’m a next-door diva.” She admits that she has bought a few things since becoming famous, but one of her most extravagant purchases was a Toyota Hybrid, which Lewis assures is “very environmentally friendly.”
MADONNA WEARS A BULLETPROOF VEST
When you’re the Queen of Pop, you can’t be too careful. According to the New York Post, when Madonna was walking through a slum in Brazil, she decided to wear a bulletproof vest, even though she was with security. Apparently Madonna intends to build a school in Rio de Janeiro, similar to the one she is funding in a village in the African country of Malawi.
JORDIN SPARKS HAS AN APPENDECTOMY
Jordin Sparks had to cancel a trip down under where she was supposed to duet with Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian, because she got a case of acute appendicitis. The “Battlefield” singer had an appendectomy that apparently went very well. In fact, Sparks even took to her Twitter in the recovery room, thanking her fans for their “thoughts & prayers.”
JENNIFER LOPEZ DEBUTS NEW SINGLE
Rap-Up.com has gotten its hands on the “Louboutins” single Jennifer Lopez performed during the 2009 American Music Awards. The Tricky Stewart and Dream-produced track is the first offering off J. Lo’s upcoming love? Album, which will arrive early next year.
BIG BOI OWES 55K TO IRS
According to BallerStatus.com, Big Boi reportedly owes well over 55-thousand dollars in unpaid taxes to the state of Louisiana. The Outkast member is yet to comment on the situation, we’ll keep you posted.
The rapper’s upcoming album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, will drop next year.
RICKY MARTIN TEAMS UP WITH GERMAN TV FOR TELETHON
Ricky Martin is teaming up with German broadcaster RTL to support his foundation and build a youth center for children in his native Puerto Rico. According to the Associated Press, Martin is joining RTL for a telethon to raise money to build the center in Loiza, near the capital, San Juan. The youth center will be able to accommodate 150 children and will offer them art classes, meditation, martial arts and yoga. The singer said his own twin boys would be regulars at the center themselves. Martin said he’d be back in Germany on a tour next September. He’s currently in the studio working on a new album and expects a single, as well as a book he’s working on, to be released next spring.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.rickymartinfoundation.org
PREVIEW RIHANNA’S RATED R
You are cordially invited to an exclusive listening session for Rihanna’s much hyped Rated R album via Twitter! Yes, you can check out the full album and all you have to do is tweet to join the fun!
JANET JACKSON GETS NEW LABEL HOME
According to her official fan site, Janet Jackson has reunited with her first label home, A&M Records. According to the New York Daily News, the singer will release her greatest hits package, Number Ones, while CEO Jimmy Iovine has made it a priority to get Janet back to the top where she belongs.
Janet is working with mega producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins on her eleventh studio album, which will be out late 2010.
50 CENT CAN’T SELL CONNECTICUT MANSION
During a recent interview with HollyScoop.com, 50 Cent touched on the issues he’s having with selling his Connecticut mansion. You’d think the fact that Mike Tyson lived there previously would be a great selling point, but 50 believes his 19 bedrooms and 37 bathrooms is too “massive” to really call home. The mogul’s 50-thousand square-foot mansion is still on the market for a reduced price tag of 10.6-million dollars.
LIL WAYNE GETS DELAYED AGAIN!
Just when you thought it was safe to mark it in your calendars, Lil Wayne has delayed his Rebirth album yet again! Rap-Up.com reports the double disc project, which includes Young Money’s debut album, will no longer arrive on December 15th. Instead, fans can turn it into a great stocking-stuffer when it drops on December 21st.
EMINEM’S RELPASE: REFILL TRACKLISTING
Eminem has completed the finishing touches for his upcoming re-release, Relapse: Refill. According to RapRadar.com, the rapper has added seven new songs to the revamped album.
Here’s the tracklisting:
1. “People Make Me”
2. “Taking My Ball”
3. “Insult To Injury”
5. “Carrington Pool”
6. “Forever” featuring Drake, Kanye West & Lil Wayne
7. “Stainless Ego”
DEBORAH, KELLY PRICE, TAMIA FORM SUPERGROUP
Guess which R&B singers are forming a powerhouse group? Give up? We’ve learned Deborah Cox, Tamia and Kelly Price have formed a super group called The Queen Project and they’re currently working on a new self -titled debut album for 2010. On Friday, the ladies performed a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” on Good Day NY. <WM>
MELANIE FIONA TRIES ON STEVE MADDEN
Singer/songwriter Melanie Fiona has been selected to be the Featured Artist on SteveMadden.com. As the Featured Artist, the “Give It To Me Right” singer receives photo/bio/video placement on the Steve Madden site, which also helps promote her debut album, The Bridge. To watch exclusive interviews and video of Melanie, head over to SteveMaddenMusic.com today. <WM>
BAMBOOZLE IN CHICAGO FOR 2010?!
This might be a fake Internet rumor or it could be truth: Here’s what we’ve just learned about the Bamboozle festival. In 2010, the event is planning to hold a concert series in Chicago, Illinois on May 15th in addition to the festivals they hold in New Jersey and California. Check out the rumor over at AbsolutePunk.net now.
GREEN DAY RECORD NEW VERSION OF “21 GUNS”
Green Day headed back to the studio last week to re-record their single “21 Guns” with the cast of their musical, American Idiot. The new version will be available for digital download late this month. American Idiot premiered in California in September and is making its way to Broadway sometime in the near future.