JUSTIN BIEBER GETS A TATTOO?
Two photos making the rounds show what looks like Justin Bieber with a new tattoo. One is a shot of the teen sensation sitting in a tattoo parlor, shirt pulled up, with the tattoo artist finishing up his work. The other shows the young singer on a beach in Sydney, Australia, with a tattoo of what look like a bird in flight, visible on his pelvis. The Best Week Ever blog cites unspecified websites as saying the tattoo is part of a Bieber family tradition and that his dad, Jeremy Bieber, was with Justin when he got the ink at the Son of a Gun tattoo parlor in Toronto.
KE$HA TALKS NASHVILLE BENEFIT
Ke$ha is holding a fundraising benefit on June 16th at Limelight in Nashville to give back to the city that she says has given so much to her. The singer told MTV that she owes a lot to her hometown, explaining that Nashville nurtures artistic talent and in school, she played in rock bands and took guitar classes (See Related Cuts #4 & #5). All of the proceeds from her benefit show will go to the families and animals affected by the massive flooding in the city.
Ke$ha recently moved back to her hometown of Nashville from Los Angeles.
DREW LACHEY WELCOMES A BABY BOY
According to E!Online, Drew Lachey and wife, Lea, welcomed a baby boy named Hudson Nicholas on Saturday in their hometown of Cincinnati. The middle name is an homage to Drew’s brother. It is the second child for the couple, who have a four-year-old daughter named Isabella.
JENNIFER HUDSON FINALIZES WEDDING PLANS
While attending the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, Jennifer Hudson spilled on the status of her upcoming wedding. The singer told E News her big day is “coming up” and added that “everything’s all ready to go.” JHud wouldn’t spill on any further details, but she’s excited to marry her fiancÃ©, the father of her only child, David Otunga.
MARIAH CAREY PUTS OUT FIRE AT EGYPT SHOW
According to MTV News, Mariah Carey was able to put out a fire during a show in Egypt all by herself. The songbird tweeted: “In Egypt getting ready to go on stage and suddenly there was a surge of power and an electrical fire started under my feet! What the f**k?!” Mi Mi added, “Naturally, my emergency instincts kicked in and I put out the flames with a towel.” Don’t believe it? Check out the picture she posted to her account via Twitter.com/MariahCarey! <WM>
DIDDY: “I AM THE CHAMPION OF HIP HOP”
In the upcoming June issue of XXL magazine, Diddy graces the cover for the first time and makes some pretty bold statements. The mogul believes he is “the champion of hip hop.” Puff proudly calls himself the “undisputed heavyweight” because “there is nobody that can f**k with me with what I do, which is getting busy.” Diddy adds, “Across the board, as an entrepreneur, innovator, and motivator. Who was there first? Who traveled to Europe first? I was the first.” The full issue will hit newsstands on June 1st.
In related news, Last Train to Paris drops on June 29th.
JAY-Z AUCTIONS 200K WATCH!
According to Rap-Up.com, Jay-Z reportedly auctioned off a watch valued at over 217-thousand dollars for the Tony Awards’ Time to Give fundraiser for AIDS and breast cancer research. Out of all 27 luxury timepieces that were up for grabs, Hova’s watch was by far the most expensive. Head over to Rap-Up.com to see the pictures now.
CHIDDY BANG ANNOUNCE FIRST U-S TOUR
We’ve just learned Chiddy Bang is scheduled to headline their first U-S headline tour. The upcoming outing is being dubbed the Opposite of Adults tour and will kick off June 9th in Seattle and wrap June 23rd in San Francisco. To find out when the dynamic duo hit a town near you, visit MySpace.com/ChiddyBang.
YOUR CHANCE TO MEET ROB THOMAS
Ever wanted the chance to meet Rob Thomas? Well on his forthcoming solo tour, the matchbox twenty frontman is offering the opportunity for members of his fan club to win meet-and-greets. Four members will be picked at random for just about every show on his trek, so head to RobThomasFan.com to sign up now.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM JEWEL
Jewel has just released a new music video. It’s for the song “Satisfied,” and you can see the clip now at CMT.com.
COLBIE CAILLAT ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION
Colbie Caillat is offering some exclusive items up for auction to help benefit the GRAMMY Charity Spring Auction. If you head to eBay.com now, you can bid on a signed guitar, as well as a signed poster from the singer-songwriter. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation. Both auctions end tomorrow, so head to eBay now. Learn more at ColbieCaillat.com.
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COULD GLEE DO BRITNEY?
Could there be a Britney Spears-themed Glee episode in the future? According to PerezHilton.com, show creator Ryan Murphy said that he is “talking to” the pop star, but that the hit FOX program wants to be careful not to do too many tribute episodes. Murphy went on to say that Brit does have a “huge body of work to pull from,” and since most of the cast grew up listening to her, they are indeed considering using her music in an episode.
VH1’S BEHIND THE MUSIC IS BACK!
One of Vh1’s most iconic series is back. It was just announced that Behind The Music will be returning this summer with seven new episodes. BTM will take an in depth look at DMX, Christina Aguilera, Eve, Courtney Love, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and Usher. It all kicks off on Monday June 7th at 8 PM Eastern with DMX. Learn more about Behind The Music at Vh1.com.
HONOR SOCIETY DRUMMER IN D.C. TO FIGHT CROHNS & COLITIS
Honor Society drummer Alexander Noyes will participate in the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s annual Day on the Hill today and tomorrow in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with World IBD Day. Alexander lives with Crohn’s disease, a bowel disease which often brings on pain, fatigue, weight loss and frequent visits to the doctor for young adults. Noyes will speak to advocates from across the country at a dinner event and meet with local legislators and encourage them to pass the IBD Research and Awareness Act, which currently has 100 co-sponsors in the House and Senate. This important piece of legislation will help the 1.4-million Americans with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
NEW COLDPLAY IN 2011?
Will Coldplay be releasing a new album next year? According to a BBC interview with Glastonbury’s organizer, the band will likely play the English festival in 2011, indicating that they might have some new material by then. We’ll keep you posted.
MUSE HEAD TO ACL
Muse is heading to Texas this fall for the annual Austin City Limits festival. The band will headline the three-day event alongside The Eagles and Phish. Other bands set to play include M.I.A., The Strokes, The National, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses and more. The event gets underway on October 8th in Austin, Texas. For more info, visit ACLFestival.com.
A PREVIEW OF BRET MICHAELS ON OPRAH
Today, Bret Michaels will make his first televised appearance since being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage. The Poison singer will speak with Oprah Winfrey about his health scare and you can get a taste of what the rocker discusses right now. RadarOnline.com has posted a pair of preview clips of the show. Check your local listings for when The Oprah Winfrey Show airs in your town.
JAY-Z DOMINATES THE 2010 BET AWARDS
We’ve just learned Jay-Z scored the most nominations for 2010 BET Awards with five nods, including one for Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Following close behind with four nominations are Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Melanie Fiona. Confirmed performers at the big event include the “I Invented Sex” singer, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Diddy’s Dirty Money. You don’t want to miss this. The Queen Latifah-hosted show airs live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27th at 8 PM Eastern.