NICK CANNON ADDRESSES MARIAH’S BABY RUMORS
Yesterday, RadarOnline.com reported Mariah Carey was expecting her first child with Nick Cannon. The currently unconfirmed news prompted her husband to write on his Twitter page, “If & when my wife is ready to make any announcements about private matters she will do it personally.” In related news, People.com reports the couple has already chosen baby names picked out. Cannon joked that no matter how many they have, they will all be named after Mariah.
IDOL CHAMP IS HAVING TROUBLE SELLING SINGLE
Recently crowned American Idol champion Lee DeWyze is having a little bit of trouble selling his first single, a cover of U2’s “Beautiful Day.” According to PerezHilton.com, it has only been downloaded 95-thousand times, while last year’s winner Kris Allen’s first single “No Boundaries” was downloaded 134-thousand times in its first week. Also, 2008 winner David Cook sold 236-thosuand copies of his single “The Time of My Life.”
JENNIFER HUDSON TWEETS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Jennifer Hudson recently tweeted about the status of her upcoming sophomore album and new Winnie Mandela biopic. The singer wrote to her fans: “Haven’t checked in with you guys in awhile. Working overtime in South Africa right now – Winnie movie by day, hot new album by night.” J-Hud adds she’s working with producers Larry Jackson and Harvey Mason “in Johannesburg cookin’ up somethin’ real hot” and she “can’t wait for [fans] to hear it.” Both projects will be released this fall.
NEW SONG FROM SHERYL CROW
Sheryl Crow’s new album 100 Miles From Memphis is out on July 27th, but you can already hear the first single off the forthcoming effort. It’s the song “Summer Day,” and you can start listening now at SherylCrow.com.
KELIS LAUNCH “ALL HEARTS” CO-HEADLINING TOUR
We’ve just learned Kelis will join Robyn for a joint summer outing called All Hearts tour. The trek kicks off on July 23rd at The Music Box in Los Angeles and wrap at New York City’s Webster Hall on August 5th. The show will include special guests Dan Black and Far East Movement, head over to CherryTreeRecords.com to learn more about the All Hearts tour.
All Hearts tour dates:
July 23rd – Los Angeles, CA
July 24th – San Francisco, CA
July 27th – Boston, MA
August 2nd – Washington, DC
August 3rd – Philadelphia, PA
August 5th – New York, NY
SEE DAUGHTRY AND BRAD ARNOLD PERFORM
Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson and Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down all performed in Nashville over the weekend to raise money for the people affected by the disastrous floods that hit recently hit the area. Chris Daughtry performed a cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” with Clarkson, and another duet has now surfaced on YouTube. Chris teamed up with Arnold to do a cover of the Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post.” Check it out now.
WEEZER PLAYS BUMBERSHOOT
Weezer is set to play the annual Bumbershoot Festival. The event celebrates its 40th birthday this year, and will take place on September 4th-6th in Seattle. Other acts confirmed include Bob Dylan, Hole, Rise Against and more. Bumbershoot.org has more details.
JOHN MAYER TOUR CANCELLATION DETAILS
Details are coming out as to why John Mayer had to cancel the remaining dates on his European Battle Studies tour. A source tells HollywoodLife.com that the singer-songwriter “is recovering from a horrible food poisoning episode” and that it was the “backstage catering” from his gig in Copenhagen on Monday that gave him the stomach issues. A rep for Mayer wouldn’t return the website’s request for comment.
COLLECTIVE SOUL GUITARIST’S SINGLE OUT NOW
The first single from Collective Soul guitarist Joel Kosche is available digitally now. It’s the song “Always Dreaming,” and is off his forthcoming album Fight Years, which is due out on June 15th. Get the song now at JoelKosche.com. <ZS>
GREEN DAY ANNOUNCE HOMETOWN SHOW
On September 4th, Green Day will wrap up their North American tour with a show in their home state of California. The trio finishes up their tour with AFI at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco. Then, the band is set to tour South America for the first time in nearly 10 years. Visit GreenDay.com for details.
A KRIS ALLEN PHOTO-SHOOT
MTV.com just had a new photo-shoot with former American Idol champion Kris Allen. See all the pics on the website now.
WHO IS AMY WINEHOUSE’S NEW MAN?
Does Amy Winehouse have a new man in her life? British paper The Daily Mail has pictures of the embattled singer holding hands and kissing with a man identified as movie director Reg Traviss. Even Winehouse’s father Mitch seems happy with the decision, saying that he seems like a “normal bloke.”
TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE SOUNDTRACK STREAMING
If you’re just dying to hear the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, the wait is over. The album, which features music from Florence and the Machine, Muse, The Dead Weather and more, is streaming right now on NME.com/Movies. The soundtrack is out officially Tuesday.
EMINEM COVERS RESPECT MAGAZINE
To further promote his forthcoming Recovery album, Eminem graces this month’s issue of Respect magazine. Slim Shady conducts an exclusive interview and gives insights on what people should expect of Recovery, which drops on June 22nd. The issue hits newsstands on June 9th.
GET NEW U2 DVD
Fans of U2 won’t be seeing the Irish band on tour this summer since Bono had to recently undergo emergency back surgery. But as the famous frontman recovers, fans can watch U2360 ° At the Rose Bowl, a DVD from the band’s massive show there last year. Over 97-thousand fans attended the show and it’s on sale now.
SHINEDOWN SELL FATHER’S DAY GIFTS
Looking for a cool Father’s Day gift for your Dad? Well if he’s a Shinedown fan you can get him a Shinedown work shirt and Beer Stein set for just 60-bucks. Details and photos can be found now at Shinedown.com.
DIDDY TO OPEN SEAN JEAN POP-UP STORE
According to the official Sean John website, Diddy will be on hand to open up a new Sean John pop-up store in Los Angeles today. This marks the mogul’s second sustainable and earth friendly shop. Located on Sunset Boulevard, the store will be named Shop Future. Visit SeanJohn.com to learn more. In related news, the rapper’s upcoming Last Train to Paris album will be available on June 29th.
NELLY PREPARES COMEBACK ALBUM
Nelly is currently recording a new album called Nelly 5.0. In addition to working with producers like Rico Love and Polow Da Don, the St. Louis rapper has secured features with T.I., Diddy, Akon and Kelly Rowland. According to Rap-Up.com, the first single off the project will be “Tippin’ in the Club” and fans can expect Nelly 5.0 to arrive later this year. In addition, the rap star intends to release an album, titled City Free, with his St. Lunatics group on July 27th.