GAGA SPEAKS HER MIND
Lady Gaga held nothing back in an interview with British paper The Times. The pop star speaks about everything, saying things how “a little MDMA (ecstasy) once in a while never killed anybody,” how she doesn’t “touch cocaine” anymore, and how she doesn’t really smoke cigarettes, but will with whiskey once in a while, because it “frees” her mind. She also reveals that she’s been tested for lupus because her aunt died from it and it’s genetic. Read the whole interview now at TimesOnline.co.uk.
MEET THE NEW PUSSYCAT DOLLS
The new Pussycat Dolls have been unveiled, after they performed a private show in Los Angeles over the weekend. According to PerezHilton.com, there are four new girls joining lead singer Nicole Scherzinger in the group, and they include a former Laker Girl cheerleader, and a contestant from So You Think You Can Dance among others. See a picture of the ladies posing on the gossip site now.
NEW MUSIC FROM PCD LEAD SINGER
Just because Pussycat lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has been doing so well on Dancing with the Stars doesn’t mean that she’s forgotten her musical roots. According to Rap-Up.com, the original PCD just released a song called “Nobody Can Change Me.” It’s supposedly on her long-delayed solo album, originally titled Her Name is Nicole, which was due in 2008. The website reports that the project is getting reworked to be more pop-centered, as opposed to the urban feel it once had.
NE-YO SURFACES WITH “BEAUTIFUL MONSTER”
Ne-Yo has released the first single from his upcoming album titled Libra Scale. The first offering from his fourth studio disc is called “Beautiful Monster.” It’s a great example of what direction the singer is headed in. Look for Libra Scale to drop this fall. Head over to Rap-Up.com now for your first listen.
BUBLE’S DRUMMER RELEASES STATEMENT
Last week, Michael Buble had to cancel two European shows because his drummer and best friend, Rob Perkins, was having heart problems and had to go to the hospital. The kit-man wrote a statement on MichaelBuble.com, thanking everyone for their support, and that fortunately, Rob “did not suffer a heart attack” and is now in “good health.”
MADONNA GETS A TICKET
Just because you’re the Queen of Pop doesn’t excuse you from following the rules. PerezHilton.com has gotten their hands on some pictures of Madonna getting in trouble for double parking outside of a night club last week. The gossip site reports that she paid the ticket on the spot.
TAYLOR TAKES A SPILL
Even the best performers fall down sometimes. There’s a video online of Taylor Swift taking a pretty bad dive while performing at a recent show. The young singer-songwriter is resilient though, and jumps right back up and continues singing. See it on YouTube now.
SWIFT FASHION BEING FOLLOWED IN MAGAZINES
Two major magazines have picture albums dedicated to Taylor Swift and her fashion style at the moment. People has been documenting the amount of times Taylor wears a certain purse while Us Weekly has a gallery of Swift’s best style moments.
LIFEHOUSE WANT TO TOUR WITH KRIS ALLEN
Over the weekend, Lifehouse members took a little time to answer some questions submitted by fans, and they revealed some pretty interesting information. Someone asked what they thought of American Idol champion Kris Allen, and the guys wrote that “he’s great” and that they would “love to tour with him sometime.”
LIL KIM JOINS JAY-Z ROC NATION LABEL?
There are various reports circulating that Lil Kim has recently signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. What’s more interesting is that Hova is expected to executive produce her next solo album. Nothing is confirmed just yet, however if all holds up, the fem-cee will be signed to a company that’s currently managing Melanie Fiona and Wale, as well as upcoming artists like J. Cole and Bridget Kelly. We’ll keep you posted with further updates.
BEYONCE SURPASSES DESTINY CHILD’S SUCCESS
According to Billboard, Beyonce has nearly achieved more success than her former Destiny’s Child group. The hardest working woman in show business has more Billboard Hot 100 number one singles and more Hot 100 top ten hits than DC. In addition, the “Single Ladies” powerhouse also sold total of 23.3-million in digital sales, whereas the group moved just over 4.3-million. The only thing Knowles hasn’t accomplished is beating the band out in album sales. Bey has sold an impressive 11.2-million copies with her three solo projects while nearly 17-million Destiny’s Child albums have been purchased.
FAITH PREPARES NEW SINGLE AND ALBUM
HipHopNMore.com reports that Faith Evans is hard at work on her comeback album titled, Something About Faith. And to let everyone know she’s serious, the R&B singer recruited Snoop Dogg on the first single, “Way U Move.” Fans can expect the Chucky Thompson-produced record to debut next week. Her upcoming disc arrives this September.
DONNIE KLANG EXITS DIDDY’S BAD BOY LABEL
SingersRoom.com reports Donnie Klang has been released from his contractual ties to Diddy’s Bad Boy label. The former Making The Band 4 star has teamed up with Tyrrell Bing’s Eight72 Entertainment to record his sophomore album, titled Welcome to Heartbreak. While the disc won’t arrive until later this year, you can now check out the lead single, “Not Leavin’ Without U,” via SingersRoom.com.
JACK JOHNSON PREVIEWS NEW ALBUM
Next week sees the release of Jack Johnson’s fifth studio album. To the Sea comes out on June 1st but Johnson is previewing almost every track from the record on his YouTube channel in the week leading up to the release. Fans can check out clips of “To the Sea,” “The Upsetter,” “Red Wines, Mistakes, Mythology” and more now.
U2 will have to push back their upcoming tour due to Bono’s emergency back surgery last week. The band’s manager says U2.com will keep fans up to date with information as to when the tour will kick off. The shows, which are set to feature new material from the group, were set to get underway on June 3rd in Salt Lake City, Utah. So far that is the only show that is affected by Bono’s injury. We’ll keep you posted on updates as they become available. Pending any further postponements, U2’s 360 ° Tour will launch three days later than scheduled with a pair of shows in Anaheim, California’s on June 6th and 7th. <SH>
LIMP BIZKIT RESCHEDULE ENTIRE TOUR
According to their website, Limp Bizkit is rescheduling their entire U-S tour. Why? The band says they want to give fans the “best concert experience” and didn’t feel amphitheatres would best highlight their music. The group wants to move to indoor arenas where fans have more floor space for “jumping, dancing and moshing.” The band says they’ll be announcing a list of updated tour dates in the near future. Stay tuned for details.