GAGA WILL SLEEP WHEN SHE’S DEAD
Lady Gaga reassured her fans on Friday that she will not be taking any time off in the near future. The pop star just added 2011 U-S tour dates, and she told a crowd in Sweden, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” because she knows she works hard and would “rather not die on vacation” anyway.
LADY A, TAYLOR, CARRIE ALL UP FOR THREE CMT AWARDS
The nominees for the 2010 CMT Music Awards have proven that it’s the year of the crossover star. Of the four artists leading the way with three nominations each, three have made waves outside the country world. They include Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood — with the fourth being Jason Aldean. Lady A, Taylor and Carrie are all nominated for Video of the Year, while Taylor and Carrie will be fighting it out in the Female Video of the Year category. The 2010 CMT Music Awards air live from Nashville on June 9th on CMT and CMT.com. Kid Rock is set to host the event.
KE$HA TO PREMIERE NEW DAY-GLO VIDEO
Ke$ha will premiere the video for her single, “Your Love Is My Drug,” on VEVO.com tomorrow at 12:01 AM Eastern. The clip, which was directed by Honey and filmed last month near Joshua Tree in the California desert, features both live action and animation. In it, Ke$ha frolicks through the sand, riding an elephant, and dancing with a python while covered from head to toe in day-glo paint.
BIEBER AND CYRUS HAVE DINNER!
Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus went out to dinner together at Ari-Ya Sushi in West Hollywood, California on Monday night. X17 is reporting that the two teens met to discuss a side project. Cyrus also told the site that she was not afraid of getting death threats from Bieber fans, as Kim Kardashian did after she spent time with the singer at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
DAUGHTRY TO PLAY “SEPTEMBER” ON IDOL
Daughtry have released some more information about their performance on American Idol tonight. The rockers will be playing their song “September,” off their hit sophomore album Leave This Town. Bon Jovi will also be appearing on the results show. Idol airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern on FOX.
TAYLOR SWIFT TO BE HONORED
Taylor Swift is receiving a very high honor. According to a press release, the crossover star will be getting the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 17th in New York City. The award honors young songwriters that “are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.” Previous winners include John Mayer, Jason Mraz and Rob Thomas, among others. Learn more about the prestigious event at SongWritersHallOfFame.org.
KATY PERRY’S ALBUM HAS A RELEASE DATE
Katy Perry has a release date for her highly anticipated new album Teenage Dream. According to a press release, the follow-up to her smash effort One of the Boys will be available in the U-S and Canada on August 24th, and in the rest of the world on the 30th. The first single is the song “California Gurls,” a sure to be summer smash featuring Snoop Dogg. Learn more about the new album at KatyPerry.com.
KATY AND RUSSELL WANT A “SMALL” WEDDING
Don’t expect a large and lavish affair when Katy Perry and Russell Brand eventually tie the knot. The pop star told People.com that she and her fiancÃ© want a “small” wedding, and that she has no interest in it being “a drunk fest.” The “I Kissed a Girl” singer said that the couple wants the nuptials to “be about the love.”
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KATY AND SNOOP
Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg surely have a hit on their hands with the new song “California Gurls” off her forthcoming album Teenage Dream. And if you wanted to see how the unlikely collaboration between the pop star and rapper came about, you can watch behind the scenes footage of the making of the song on YouTube now.
SELENA GOMEZ TALKS COVERS
Selena Gomez & The Scene will be heading out on tour this summer. Her first scheduled date is July 28th at the Delaware State Fair. Fans planning on seeing the young singer on tour can expect to hear a few covers like Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold” and the Backstreet Boys classic “I Want It That Way.” Selena spoke to us about those tunes (See Related Cuts #4 & #5). Selena Gomez & The Scene will join The Lilith Fair for two shows: July 31st in Holmdel, New Jersey and August 1st in Hartford, Connecticut.
GET PASSES TO SEE THE SCRIPT
Want to see The Script when they perform on the Today show on Friday, May 21st? Well you can send in an e-mail to the morning show for your chance to reserve a spot, maybe even in the front row! Head to TheScriptMusic.com to learn more.
LENNY KRAVITZ IS HELPING A GOOD CAUSE
Lenny Kravitz is doing his best to help those affected by the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the Associated Press, the “American Woman” singer will join Ani DiFranco and rapper Mos Def as headliners for an event this Sunday in New Orleans to help raise money for the fisherman and their families that rely on what they catch in the Gulf as their main source of income. Learn more at Twitter.com/GulfAid.
THE FRAY LEGAL DRAMA CONTINUES
The legal drama between The Fray and their former manager keeps on going and going. According to Billboard.com, Gregg Latterman says that the Denver band owes his company more then 750-thousand dollars, and that they tried to prematurely get out of their management contract with him as the band got more and more popular. On the other hand, The Fray say that Latterman failed to tell them that his company was getting ownership of part of the band’s music when they signed a deal with him in 2005. A conference to settle the whole deal is set for a week from today.
T.I TO APPEAR ON LARRY KING
According to MTV News, T.I. has chosen to speak on Larry King Live for his first television interview on since being released from prison. Last year, the rapper was sentenced to a year in jail for weapons possession, but he was lucky enough to serve a few months in a halfway house near his family. The “I’m Back” rapper will appear on Larry King Live this Thursday at 9 PM Eastern. Visit MTV.com to learn more.
KANYE WEST PUTS HOUSE FOR SALE
Rap-Up.com reports Kanye West has put his Los Angeles home on the market. Potential buyers will be able to enjoy Yeezy’s three bedroom, three and a half bath mansion located in the Hollywood Hills for 3.9-million dollars. The crib also boasts panoramic views and it’s a close proximity to the infamous Sunset Boulevard. In related news, ‘Ye is reportedly still in Hawaii working on his upcoming album, titled Good Ass Job. Fans can expect the disc to arrive in stores later this year.
JENNIFER HUDSON’S ALBUM TO INCLUDE “GO-GO”
According to SingersRoom.com, Jennifer Hudson’s forthcoming sophomore album will be inspired by Washington D.C.’s popular “Go-Go” sound and include production from Rich Harrison, Ryan Tedder, Ne-Yo and Stargate. While we’ll have to wait until this fall to hear the final project, the singer recently tweeted, “We gon’ kill the game come September, y’all.”
ALICIA KEYS’S SONG FOR SEX & THE CITY
Alicia Keys has leaked the song she contributed for the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack. The talented singer gets funky on a cut called “Rapture.” The track was sampled from pop icon Blondie, only this version includes a dope rap verse from A Keys! Be sure to check out the song on YouTube now. In addition, you can purchase the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack on May 25th.
BOBBY BROWN PROPOSES ON STAGE
During the Funk Festival in Jacksonville, Florida, Bobby Brown reportedly popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Alecia Etheridge, on stage. The audience cheered after she accepted and kissed the former R&B king in front of thousands. Bobby, who was previously married to Whitney Houston, jokingly asked the crowd, “What did I get myself into?” You can watch the footage on YouTube now.
DMX DECLINED TO ENTER CELEB REHAB
TMZ reports a judge has declined DMX the opportunity to be a part of Vh1’s reality series, Celebrity Rehab. Even though Dr. Drew personally requested the troubled rapper receive treatment from his Pasadena Recovery Center, the judge believes the emcee will do just fine with “the court appointed substance-abuse program.” X is currently in an Arizona prison, serving a six-month sentence for violating the terms on his probation.
EMERGENCY PLANS DURING A BRET MICHAELS TREK
It seems as though Bret Michaels will fully recover from his brain hemorrhage and be able to tour again. However, when Bret is able to hit the road again, his band plans to make arrangements to keep the singer safe. Sources told TMZ that for every stop the Bret makes during a trek, a crew member will have given the bus drivers a list of the nearest hospital so, in case of an emergency, they will have all the info. Publicists say Bret will be back onstage as early as May 26th but his sister feels that might be a little too soon. Stay up to date at BretMichaels.com.
A BON JOVI ACOUSTIC VIDEO
Bon Jovi have premiered a new video. It’s of the band performing the song “Saturday Night” acoustically. The clip was filmed during the group’s current Circle tour and you can check it out now on the social networking site Tagged.com.