LADY GAGA SPILLS MORE ON NEW ALBUM
Has Lady Gaga written “the anthem for our generation?” The pop star certainly seems to think so. In a post on fan site GagaDaily.com, the “Bad Romance” singer said that she has “already written the first single for the new album,” that the record will be the “greatest” of her career, and that “it is the anthem for our generation.” Gaga also revealed that she has chosen a title for the album, but that she doesn’t want to “spoil it yet.”
SHAKIRA HAS MINOR SURGERY
Shakira had to have some minor surgery late last week. According to PerezHilton.com, the Colombian singer injured her mouth on a microphone in Miami and had to go to dentist for three hours. Learn more at the gossip site now.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA TALKS NEW SINGLE
MTV News caught up with Christina Aguilera recently. The multi-GRAMMY-winner said her new single, “Not Myself Tonight,” is a good representation of her at the moment, even though someone else wrote the track. She explained she usually pens her own stuff but that one “kind of showed up at [her] doorstep.” “Not Myself Tonight” leads Aguilera’s anticipated Bionic album, which is set for a June 2010 release. It will be Aguilera’s first studio album since 2006’s Back To Basics.
BEIBER DOESN’T LIKE BRIE
Justin Bieber was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday night. There is video of Bieber hanging backstage with Chuck’s Zachary Levi. The clip shows the two discussing the strangest food they have ever eaten. Bieber jokes that he has eaten jellyfish and goes on to say he doesn’t like brie cheese, while Levi stuffs his face full of cheese and crackers.
RIHANNA STILL ON TOP
Rihanna tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third straight week with “Rude Boy,” the third single from her latest album Rated R. Holding at number two for a second week is “Nothin’ On You” by B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars. Train posts the best Hot 100 showing of their career as “Hey, Soul Sister” leaps four spots to number three, while moving up four spots to top the Digital Songs chart. The group’s “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” which had been the band’s biggest hit, stalled at number five back in June 2001. Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” drops two spots to number four and Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” falls two spots to number five.
MILEY TALKS NEW ALBUM
After her summer album release, Miley Cyrus wants to take a break from music. But her fans still have that next album to look forward to before she focuses solely on making movies. Miley spoke about the effort calling it “a little different” and “poppier.” For more check out MTV.com.
TAYLOR SWIFT ISSUES ANOTHER CHALLENGE
Taylor Swift has issued her second challenge for the two Auburn University guys who are vying for a hug from her. After they completed her first challenge of helping an older woman cross the street, Taylor posted a video with details of their next challenge. In the clip, the singer says, “So I think it would be fun to possibly try some other challenges … Since my lucky number is 13, and it’s always a good thing when I see the No. 13, maybe it would be cool to incorporate the most creative [use] of 13, like bake 13 cookies for someone who doesn’t expect it or plant 13 tulips in someone’s yard. But I know that you will probably think of something amazing, so I will give this one to you … I love you guys, thank you so much!” The two students have responded on their Twitter accounts saying, “Let’s just say we are accepting this challenge … ha ha!”
PREVIEW THE SCRIPT UNPLUGGED
The Script’s Vh1 Unplugged doesn’t premiere until Wednesday, but you can see a sneak-peek of the show online. Head to either Vh1.com or TheScriptMusic.com now to see the Irish rockers performing their smash hit “Breakeven.”
DR. CONRAD MURRAY TRYING TO KEEP LICENSE
Michael Jackson’s embattled doctor, Conrad Murray, is fighting to keep his medial license. His attorneys have responded to a bid by the California attorney general to suspend his license pending trial. According to the Associated Press, the lawyers said that the effect would be devastating to the doctor who already faces a slew of financial problems and is currently “hanging on by a thread.” The attorneys added that for the doc to pay his defense, he must be able to continue to treat patients. Murray, who was working as Jackson’s personal physician, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death from the anesthetic propofol and other drugs. He has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a court appearance today at which a judge may be assigned to his case and a preliminary hearing date selected.
GINGER SPICE IS IN THE STUDIO
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is going to be releasing some new music. The woman best known as “Ginger Spice” took to her official Web site to say that she’s “back in the studio” and “really enjoying” it. Read the whole blog entry at GeriHalliwellOfficial.com. No word on when we can expect to hear any of the new material.
SHERYL CROW ON THE MARRIAGE REF
Did you miss The Marriage Ref on Thursday night? Well if you did, then you didn’t get see Sheryl Crow dishing out advice, alongside Kirstie Alley and Jimmy Fallon. See the hilarious episode now at Hulu.com.
MISS ONEREPUBLIC ON LENO?
Last week, OneRepublic performed their song “All The Right Moves” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. If you missed the band rocking out on the late night staple, you can see it now at OneRepublic.net.
The group will be opening up for Bon Jovi at the brand new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey on April 29th.
KYLIE TO REPLACE DANNII ON X-FACTOR?
Dannii Mingoue’s pregnancy is going to force her to take some time off from Britain’s The X-Factor, and the show is working on getting a big name replacement. According to The Mirror, Kylie Minogue, Dannii’s sister, could be taking her place while she goes on maternity leave. Learn more at Mirror.co.uk.
BOW WOW’S LOTTERY TICKET FILM OPENS SOON
Are you ready for a hilarious summer movie that stars Bow Wow, Ice Cube, Naturi Naughton, Brandon T Washington, Teairra Mari, Charlie Murphy, Mike Epps and T-Pain? Well a new comedy called Lottery Ticket reportedly follows a character played by Bow Wow as he tryies to keep his 350-million lottery winnings a secret from his entire neighborhood during the July Fourth weekend. Fans can expect the Erik White-directed film to hit the big screen this summer!
WE ARE THE FALLEN TALK ALBUM
We Are the Fallen almost didn’t go the traditional route of releasing a full-fledged album. Band member Ben Moody told Billboard that they originally wanted to release two new songs every eight weeks. Their label, Universal Republic, convinced them to wait and release all of their tunes on their debut disc, which happens to be called Tear the World Down and hits shelves May 11th. In the article, Ben goes on to give high praise to his label, saying they’ve really helped We Are the Fallen become something more than what they were on their own.
LIL WAYNE SPEAKS FROM RIKERS ISLAND
Lil Wayne may be serving a year for weapons possession at New York’s Rikers Island, but he is still able to connect with fans via a new Web site called WeezyThanxYou.com. The emcee took time to thank his loyal followers for all their ongoing support and even revealed how he’s keeping busy while serving his time. Head over to WeezyThanxYou.com to keep up with all of the rapper’s posts.
MELANIE HEADLINES HAMPTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
According to SingersRoom.com, Melanie Fiona has been tapped to headline the 43rd annual Hampton Jazz Festival. The “It Kills Me” singer will perform alongside Joe, Gladys Knight, Keith Sweat, Charlie Wilson, Teena Marie and En Vouge during the concert event, which takes place on the weekend of June 25th. Ticket prices begin at $52.50. For more information visit HamptonJazzFestival.com now.