MILEY’S 17TH BIRTHDAY SURPRISE
Miley Cyrus turned 17 yesterday and she celebrated over the weekend with family in friends in New York City. According to People magazine, the pop star was surprised with a performance from the cast of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages and had a special cake designed by the people from TLC’s Cake Boss.
RELIVE GAGA’S AMA PERFORMANCE
Lady Gaga had quite the performance at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Don’t worry if you missed it though, because PerezHilton.com has posted some footage from the show. Head to the gossip site now to see Gaga electrifying the crowd with her hit song “Bad Romance.”
TAYLOR SWIFT TALKS AMAS
Taylor Swift cleaned up at the American Music Awards that took place in Los Angeles over the weekend, taking home five, including the coveted Favorite Artist of the Year. Swift wasn’t able to be at the show because she was in London rehearsing, but the country superstar did take to her Twitter to express her emotions about being the big winner. Swift wrote at 5:30 AM local time that she “still [hasn’t] slept” and that her “feet haven’t touched the ground.” Follow Taylor at Twitter.com/TaylorSwift13.
MAYER TAKES IT EASY IN THE STUDIO
Just because being a musician is your job doesn’t mean that you’re always looking forward to work. According to ContactMusic.com, John Mayer said in an interview that he’s not one to choose his career over his lifestyle. The “Daughters” singer said, “I can definitely feel the pull. Do you wanna go into a room where you’re basically gonna excavate, emotionally, for 12 hours? It’s very, very difficult to want to give 14 hours a day to making a record, to continue to choose music over a lifestyle.”
ROB THOMAS IS IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
Rob Thomas is not one to pass on the opportunity to help a charity, and things will be no different this holiday season. The matchbox twenty frontman will be performing on the TV special Christmas in Washington, which is a musical celebration that benefits the National Children’s Medical Center. It’s usually attended by some of the most important people in Washington, including the President and the First Lady. Christmas in Washington tapes on December 13th and will air on TNT on December 20th at 8 PM Eastern. Learn more at RobThomasMusic.com.
PETE WENTZ’S SON TURNS ONE
Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and wife, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, celebrated their son Bronx Mowgli’s first birthday this weekend, The party included an appearance by “SpongeBob Squarepants” and featured a bounce house. Ashlee’s sister Jessica Simpson was also there to celebrate the occasion. Learn more at People.com.
JAY-Z HAS RESPECT FOR BEYONCE
Can you think of any man who wouldn’t want to pose with Victoria’s Secret models? PerezHilton.com reports Jay-Z declined the offer when he attended Victoria’s Secret after-party at M2 on Thursday night. Why? Well, Hova simply explained it was “out of respect” for Beyonce and he refused to walk the red carpet or pose with any of the girls.
BEYONCE READIES NEW ALBUM IN 2010
During her I Am… tour stop in the U-K’s Trent FM Arena, Beyonce revealed some big news. The entertainer announced that she’ll see her fans again “in a year with a new album.” According to her official fan site, Bey is also teaming up with hitmaker Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins on her fourth studio effort. We’ll keep you posted with further updates.
ARE AMY WINEHOUSE AND BLAKE ENGAGED?
It seems that the saga that is Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil will just never end. According to Web site NewsOfTheWorld.co.uk, the embattled singer proposed to her ex-husband, who supposedly said yes. The site also reports that Winehouse was seen out in London over the weekend flashing a ring on her engagement finger.
TRAVIS McCOY CATCHES PHISH
Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy attended a Phish concert in his hometown of Syracuse, New York on Sunday night. The singer took to Twitter to gush about the band, writing, “These dudes are BEASTS!” Travis went on to write, “Such a d**k for never giving this band an honest chance, such a great show.” He later added, “Most devoted fans I’ve ever seen, not a single soul standing still in the entire place.” McCoy got to see Phish cover Stevie Wonder, The Who and Led Zeppelin at Sunday night’s show. Phish’s fall tour rolls into Philadelphia tomorrow and Wednesday.
PHOTO: Travis McCoy posted this picture from the show on his Twitter page: http://twitpic.com/qlf7v
LEONA ATTACKER STILL NOT FIT FOR COURT
The man that attacked Leona Lewis at an October book signing had his court hearing postponed again. According to ContactMusic.com, 29-year-old Peter Kowalczyk was still considered too unwell to attend court on Monday in London, and the date was moved yet again. Now it’s set to take place on December 14th.
DIDDY SPENDS 3-MILLION ON BDAY PARTY
According to the New York Post’s Page Six column, Diddy reportedly spent a whopping three-million dollars on his birthday party. The rapper, who just turned 40, treated 500 guests to all kinds of luxury during his a fantasy Garden of Eden-themed party. The mogul spent 30 grand for an orchid display and he even had a black dance floor and black chandelier installed for the event.
LUPE FIASCO TO DROP THANKSGIVING MIXTAPE
According to MTV News, Lupe Fiasco has plans to unleash a new mixtape on Thanksgiving. Lupe’s new material will be recorded over other emcee’s beats and will help tide his fans over until his third studio effort drops. The rapper still hasn’t figured out a title for the mixtape and he told MTV he has “four days to figure it out. I’ve been dabbling with some names. I don’t know yet.” He is also finishing his upcoming Lasers album, which is scheduled to be released on December 15th.
ASHANTI LANDS TV DEAL
According to her official fan site, Ashanti has reportedly landed a major deal with Revielle LLC — the major TV production company behind Ugly Betty, The Biggest Loser, and It’s On With Alexa Chung. Ashanti will serve as an Executive Producer for a new music based competition television show — which she will also appear on. The singer said in a statement that she “can’t wait to begin production.”
PARAMORE PREMIERE “BRICK BY BORING BRICK”
Paramore have debuted the artistic music video for their tune “Brick By Boring Brick.” It shows a little child wearing butterfly wings as she travels through this fantasy land that soon turns dark and dismal. Check out the new video over at Paramore.net.
U2 TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY
It’s just been announced that U2 will headline the Glastonbury Festival next year. They’ll play the 40th anniversary of the festival on June 25th and it’ll be the first festival type gig for U2 in over 25 years. Tickets for the event went on sale last month and sold out in 25 hours. Hit up News.BBC.co.uk for more.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp talked with Spin magazine about the 1999 video that’s surfaced featuring Kid Rock and him receiving oral sex from women on a tour bus. Stapp is arguing that the clip shouldn’t be called a sex tape as it only features fellatio. Scott also talks about his friendship with Kid Rock, saying they used to be buds but haven’t seen each other since that night. Learn more at NYPost.com.
KELIS SURFACES WITH NEW MUSIC
It’s been a while since we’ve heard new material from Kelis; however the singer has emerged with a David Guetta-produced track called “Acapella.” According to Rap-Up.com, the “Bossy” singer is working on her fifth studio album which will drop in the spring of 2010.