BLACK EYED PEAS NEW IPHONE APP
The Black Eyed Peas have introduced a new iPhone App called Riddim Ribbon. The application features a spinning ball racing down a twisting ribbon that’s floating in a digital sky, all while the Peas’ music plays. The game features special remixes of “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling” and “Meet Me Halfway.” When you download the app, you also get a free download of the previously unreleased song “Meet Me Halfway (Jeepney Halfway Remix)” on iTunes. Download the app at iTunes.Apple.com.
THE VIEW TALK JOHN MAYER
You know you’ve made it when the ladies of The View discuss what’s going on in your life. On an episode last week, Whoopi Goldberg and company discussed John Mayer’s use of the N-word and his comments likening his relationship with Jessica Simpson to “crack-cocaine.” See what the ladies have to say on the subject at TheView.ABC.com.
LEAD PUSSYCAT DENIES JAY SEAN RELATIONSHIP
The rumors going around that Pussycat Doll frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger had been hooking up with Jay Sean are apparently very, very false. The “Buttons” singer took to her Twitter account and firmly denied anything happened between the duo, calling the story “BS” and saying that they met to do a song together and nothing is going on between them.
LEONA WANTS TO SEE GAGA
Lady Gaga has many fans and that includes pop star Leona Lewis. Lewis wrote to Gaga on Twitter, saying that she “cannot wait” to see the “Bad Romance” singer when Gaga brings her tour to Lewis’ home country of England. Leona went on, saying that she will unleash her “inner monster,” with monster of course being what Gaga calls her fans.
WIN A PRIZE FROM ONEREPUBLIC
OneRepublic wants to give you a special prize pack in honor of their hit single “All The Right Moves.” The band just wants to see if you have all the right moves, so simply snap a picture of yourself dancing or posing and send it to their official Web site. Learn more about the contest at OneRepublic.net.
KELLY CLARKSON LIKES THE FILM VALENTINE’S DAY
The new movie Valentine’s Day hit theaters on Friday and Kelly Clarkson was there to see it on opening day. The original American Idol took to her Twitter account to review it, saying that it was “so great” and “way better” than she expected. Did you go see the flick over Valentine’s Day weekend?
LUDACRIS SHOWS GROWTH ON BOS
It’s hard to believe that Ludacris has been in the game for over ten years and is still able to re-invent himself with every album. With the success of his “How Low” single, Luda reflects back on how far he’s come and how much he believes he’s grown as an artist (See Related Cut #4). Be sure to get the emcee’s upcoming Battle Of The Sexes album when it drops on March 9th.
JANET RECORDS THEME SONG FOR WDIGM2
According to Rap-Up.com, Janet Jackson and her former boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri, have recorded the theme song for her upcoming film, Why Did I Get Married Too?. Dupri confirmed that the track, titled “Nothing,” was co-produced by hitmaker Bryan-Michael Cox. Fans can expect Why Did I Get Married Too? to officially hit the big screen on April 2nd.
CHRIS BROWN REMIXES “HOW LOW”
One of the standout songs from Chris Brown’s latest 32-track mixtape, In The Zone, was his version of Ludacris’ smash hit “How Low.” On the revamped cut, Breezy replaces Pitbull’s original verse — which also features Ciara. Chris’ mixtape was released for free on Valentine’s Day via his official fan site. Download your copy today!
DRAKE TALKS SPRITE COMMERCIAL PROCESS
Drake recently told Billboard.com that for he needed his friends’ support while making his Sprite commercial. The rapper explained, “The day we were shooting they had generic extras in this beautiful set they had created. I told them, ‘Look, honestly, this is not really how I record. My recording sessions don’t look like a part –we actually come to work.’” Drake added, “To make it a genuine studio moment I asked if 40 and Boy Wonder could be a part of it– they are key elements behind my creative process. To have all three of us in the commercial was a glorious moment for me.”
GUN FIRE AT BEYONCE’S CONCERT IN BRAZIL
During the end of Beyonce’s performance in Brazil last week, the singers’ fans went crazy after gunshots were fired outside the venue. According to The Daily Star, concertgoers leaving the stadium, which can hold over 30-thousand people, were reportedly forced to run for cover as police shot at gang members who had earlier targeted fans waiting for taxis. Luckily, no one was injured during the incident. In related news, Bey shot the video for Alicia Keys’ “Put It In A Love Song.” It’ll debut in coming weeks.
DIDDY STARS IN GET HIM TO GREEK
We’ve just learned Sean “Diddy” Combs is making a comedic appearance in the upcoming film, Get Him to the Greek. Diddy portrays a record label boss who assigns Jonah Hill to go to London and escort a rock star, played by Russell Brand, to L-A’s world famous Greek Theater, for the first stop on his comeback tour. The flick hits theaters on June 4th.
U2 MAN CONTRIBUTES TO THE CLEVELAND SHOW
U2’s Larry Mullen, Jr. will lend his voice to a pair of characters on The Cleveland Show this season. According to the BBC, Mullen asked the show’s producers if he could take part in the Family Guy spin-off and they happily agreed. Larry will voice a mobster and a bad Elvis impersonator on upcoming episodes. Learn more at RollingStone.com.
HOPE FOR HAITI NOW ALBUM STILL FOR SALE
Hope for Haiti Now was purchased for download more than 171-thousand times in the U-S January 22nd, 23rd and 24th. The album sold an additional 60-thousand copies outside of America during that time as well. The Hope for Haiti Now album and the individual performances are still on sale at iTunes. You can do your part and get the amazing performances from artists like Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Bono, Rihanna and more, with proceeds benefitting the Haiti relief efforts. The album hit number one on iTunes in 18 countries, and Hope for Haiti Now is the first project to simultaneously reach the number one spot on the U-S iTunes album, song “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” by Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge and Rihanna), and television charts. Besides heading to iTunes, fans can head to HopeForHaitiNow.org.