GAGA ADDS TOUR DATES
Lady Gaga just doesn’t seem to want to leave her life on the road. According to Billboard.com, the North American leg of the pop star’s Monster Ball tour will now run from June 28th in Montreal, Canada through September 19th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets for the majority of the shows at the beginning of the trek go on sale on Friday. Head to LadyGaga.com for all the info.
GAGA ON GLEE
FOX’s hit show Glee could be getting their biggest guest star to date. According to ContactMusic.com, series creator Ryan Murphy reached out the “Telephone” singer who said that she would “love to be a part of it.” So what this means so far is that there will be an episode featuring her music this season, but an appearance by Gaga is yet to be confirmed. Murphy also praised Madonna, who allowed ten of her songs to be used in a forthcoming episode that will be a tribute to the “Like a Prayer” singer.
MTV DID NOT BAN GAGA’S NEW VIDEO
In the wake of reports that surfaced over the weekend claiming that MTV had banned Lady Gaga’s nearly ten-minute long video for “Telephone,” a spokesperson for the channel has clarified the situation. She explained, “MTV did not ban Lady Gaga and BeyoncÃ©’s ‘Telephone’ video – in fact, we premiered it on Friday, March 12th, on-air and online at MTV.com, two days before this story was falsely reported. Fans can continue to catch the video as we repeat it on-air and online.” The rumor appears to have begun with a segment that aired on CNN on Sunday in which reporters said that MTV had banned the clip. The “Telephone” video went live on MTV.com at 12:30 AM on Friday, an hour after it premiered on E!, and began airing on MTV that morning at 9:30 AM as part of the Lady Gaga Artist Collection, which ended with a full-length airing of the video. The clip has been viewed more than 14 million times on YouTube since its release late Thursday.
DEMI LOVATO & JOE JONAS ARE DATING
After months of speculation, Demi Lovato has admitted she’s dating Joe Jonas, her old friend and onscreen love interest in two Camp Rock movies. According to MTV News, the Disney star owned up to her relationship with the teen heartthrob in a recent interview and on Twitter. The actress wrote, “Yeah, he’s my best friend and he’s incredible. He’s a complete gentleman; he takes me to the most amazing places. … He’s perfect!” In the past, Jonas has been linked to Taylor Swift and Camilla Belle, while Lovato was said to be dating Trace Cyrus, Miley’s brother. Jonas and Lovato recently recorded a song and music video together for the charity single, “Make a Wave,” a part of Disney’s 2010 Friends for Change: Project Green. Read more at MTVNews.com.
KE$HA & ORIANTHI TO PERFORM ON IDOL
Ke$ha and Orianthi will take the stage on this week’s live American Idol results show on Wednesday at 9:00 PM Eastern on FOX. Ke$ha will sing her smash single “Blah Blah Blah,” while Orianthi will perform her hit “According to You.” The top 12 contestants will sing tonight at 8 PM on a brand new Idol stage. Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lacey Brown, Lee Dewyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Paige Miles, Katie Stevens and Tim Urban will perform songs by The Rolling Stones. Learn more at AmericanIdol.com.
JUSTIN BIEBER TWEETS FIRST RECORDING
Justin Bieber will release his new album, My World 2.0, one week from today. The 16-year-old singer is very active on Twitter and Sunday posted a link to the very first song he recorded called “Common Denominator,” which is a bonus track on his debut album. Late Sunday night, Bieber tweeted: “Goodnight world…this was the first song I ever recorded…Dreams do come true.”
MATT GIRAUD GETS JAZZY
Former American Idol contestant Matt Giraud returned to the Idol stage last week. He teamed up with fellow contestant Scott MacIntyre to perform an upbeat version of Billy Joel’s “Tell Her About It.” Giraud’s current single, “You Don’t Know Me,” which he recorded with jazz singer/songwriter Anna Wilson, is at number one on the iTunes jazz chart and will appear on Wilson’s new album, Countrypolitan Duets, later this year. Learn more at AnnaWilson.com.
KINGS OF LEON ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR!
Kings of Leon will be back on the road this summer! The boys are set to kick off their summer tour in Atlantic City on June 5th and wrap things up on September 23rd in Dallas. Kings are taking some time off right now and are getting ready to work on their fifth studio album, the follow-up to their smash album Only By The Night.
MADONNA’S BOYFRIEND FEELS MARRIED
Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz aren’t officially married, but that doesn’t mean much to the 23-year-old model and DJ. According to an interview he did with Brazil’s RG Vogue magazine, Luz said, “I consider myself a married man. I have a family. At my age, my father was also married. My mother gave birth to me when she was 15.” Madonna has said in the past that she doesn’t plan on marrying again, after a nasty divorce from director Guy Ritchie.
MADONNA ASKS THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND FOR HELP
Madonna is set to write and direct the film W.E, which is based on the life of late British King Edward VIII, and the “Material Girl” is apparently asking the Queen of England for some help. According to British paper the Daily Telegraph, Madge wants Elizabeth II’s blessing to go ahead with the project, and also wants to film some scenes in certain royal residences, for which she needs permission. Vera Farmiga and Abbie Cornish have reportedly signed on for leading roles in the flick.
DAUGHTRY IS BACK ON THEIR TOUR BUS
Daughtry are heading to Baltimore to kick off their tour with Lifehouse on Thursday night, and frontman Chris Daughtry just checked in from the road. The former American Idol contestant posted a video of himself on his tour bus, and believe it or not, he’s sporting hair on the top of his usually shaved head. Head to Twitter.com/Chris_Daughtry to check it out now.
RIHANNA APPEARS MATT’S TRAINING CAMP
According to TheYBF.com, Rihanna really knows how to support her man. The songstress was spotted at Matt Kemp and the Dodgers’ Spring Training game versus the Rangers on Sunday. The superstar traveled all the way to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona just to watch the game and cheer on her boyfriend.
LUDACRIS EARNS FIFTH NUMBER ONE
With the success of Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” Ludacris has tweeted his reaction to now holding five number one songs on Billboard’s Hot 100. Luda wrote: “Just received word that because of the fans we have made history yet again. Thanks to Taio Cruz, I’m the only rapper to have five number one Billboard hits.” Be sure to get the rapper’s newly released project, Battle Of The Sexes.
Ludacris’ number one songs:
March 11, 2010 — Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris “Break Your Heart”
March 24, 2007— Fergie featuring Ludacris “Glamorous”
October 28, 2006 — Ludacris featuring Pharrell “Money Maker”
March 6, 2004 — Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon “Yeah!”
December 6, 2003 — Ludacris featuring Shawnna “Stand Up”
JENNIFER LOPEZ DROPS “STORY OF MY LIFE”
It looks like Jennifer Lopez is still pushing the release of her upcoming album, love? The singer has just unleashed a new track called “Story of My Life.” The Stargate-produced song is scheduled to appear on Jenny’s disc, which is rumored to be released via Island Def Jam. Check out “Story of My Life” on YouTube now.
JESSICA SIMPSON TALKS JOHN MAYER
Jessica Simpson was on The View yesterday morning, and she really opened up about her relationship with John Mayer. The reality star said she thought he was “stupid” for breaking up with her, and as for Mayer’s comment calling her “sexual napalm,” Simpson said that Mayer will “never have (her) napalm again.” Jessica also said that she is ready to date a regular guy and that he could even be a plumber! See the interview now at TheView.ABC.go.com.
CHRIS BROWN FAN GETS TATTOO
Some people take being a Chris Brown fan very seriously. In fact, one of the entertainer’s loyal followers has inked her second, yes her second, “Team Breezy” tattoo on her arm. The “Crawl” singer posted the photo on his official Twitter account. Be sure to check it out now!
TREY SONGZ TO COLLAB WITH JAY-Z
Rap-Up.com has learned that not only is Trey Songz a fan of Jay-Z and loves touring with the rap general, but the “Say Ahh” singer wants to collaborate with him too. When asked about the possibility of recording with Hov, Trey explained, “We’ve spoken about collaborations–Jay, Jeezy, and I–and hopefully it all works out. I’mma do my part. I got a record to play [Jay]. We’ll see what it is.” The next stop on the BP3 tour is tonight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
LINKIN PARK FILE LAWSUIT
According to TMZ, Linkin Park has filed a lawsuit against the Lloyds of London insurance company. The band is suing the company for lost profits after they cancelled six concerts due to an injury singer Chester Bennington received to his back. The insurance company claims Bennington’s injury was preexisting, but the frontman doesn’t agree. We’ll keep you posted.
ARTISTS HELP HAITI
Kings of Leon, Daft Punk and others are taking part in the Crafts for a Charity auction. The auction will raise money for those affected by the Haitian earthquake and so far, Spike Jonze, Norah Jones, Mark Ronson and more have already donated items for the cause. For more information visit BiddingForGood.com.
U23D SHOWN FOR ST.PATRICK’S DAY
St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday and what better way to celebrate the Irish than with a bit of U2? U2’s 3D film, U2 3D, will be shown multiple times at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on Paddy’s Day, including a midnight show. Doors open at 3 PM and admission is free! Details can be found at BrooklynBowl.com now.
BONO TEAMS UP WITH AFRICAN SINGER
Bono has collaborated with an African singer named Angelique Kidjo. The U2 singer appears on her new album, OYO, along with John Legend. To check out Bono’s contribution, head to U2.com now.
LILY ALLEN BUYS A FORD
Lily Allen has just bought a new car. The pop star posted a picture of a brand new Ford on her Twitter account, and it’s painted a pretty interesting color — one that can really only be described as neon-green. Check out the “Smile” singer’s new ride now at Twitter.com/LilyRoseAllen.
WILL.I.AM GETS INVOLVED WITH U-K GOSSIP
The big gossip news coming out of the U-K has to do with the impending divorce between singer Cheryl Cole and her soccer-player husband, Ashley Cole, after news of Ashley’s infidelities were made public. And somehow, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas has gotten himself caught up in the whole mess. According to British paper The Sun, the BEP frontman, who has produced for Cheryl in the past, called her “beautiful” over the weekend, and even said that he would “move to London” to be with her. This reportedly has made Ashley very upset. Learn more at NME.com.
MICHAEL BUBLE WEB SERIES
Michael Buble is teaming up with Nordstrom to star in a Web series called 80 Suits. A trailer for the series is up now on the Canadian singer’s official Web site, so head to MichaelBuble.com and check it out now.
LIFEHOUSE LIKE’S BEIBER’S COVER
Justin Bieber recently covered Lifehouse’s hit song “You and Me.” Well the band wrote on their Twitter page that they “dug” his version, and can’t believe that he’s only 16. Check out Beiber’s performance on YouTube now.
KYLIE WANTS TO SPOIL SISTER’S KID
Kylie Minogue is planning to release her 11th studio album in the near future, and she really hopes it sells well once it’s released. Not so she can buy things for herself though — it’s because she wants to spoil her sister Dannii’s baby, who is due this summer. The “Love At First Sight” singer is quoted by Web site AbsoluteNow.com, saying that she hasn’t “bought anything yet,” but her album better make some money because she will be “getting so much stuff” for the baby.
BOY GEORGE AND GEORGE MICHAEL MAKE UP
The longtime feud between Boy George and George Michael has apparently come to an end. The fighting allegedly began in the ‘80s, with George criticizing Michael for not coming out as homosexual. According to ContactMusic.com, the duo then began insulting each other on and off in the press for years, but that has since stopped. George said they have recently “exchanged e-mails” and “spoken a couple of times,” and that things are “pretty good” between them. Learn more at ContactMusic.com.