WILL.I.AM HAS CAR TROUBLE
According to TMZ, will.i.am had over 10-thousand dollars of stuff stolen from his car in the Hollywood Hills on Monday night. The Black Eyed Peas frontman called police to file a report after he discovered his items missing from his Bentley, including jewelry and other personal items. Police have already recovered some of the items, but the crooks are still at large.
JUSTIN BIEBER KICKS OFF HIS FIRST HEADLINING TOUR
On Wednesday night, swarms of teenage girls took over the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut to check out Justin Bieber kick off his first headlining tour, in support of his album My World 2.0. Bieber dazzled the crowd with fan favorites like “Baby,” “Somebody to Love” and “One Time,” but it seems the moment that Bieber fans loved most was when he flew over the audience in a heart-shaped cage. Bieber later tweeted that he really owed his successful first show to his fans writing, “When u have the support of the greatest fans in the world. U just end up smiling. Thanks,” he wrote. “2nite was just…well…i was scared. Didn’t want to let anyone down but the energy and the fans were incredible. Cant wait to do this again!” Bieber’s tour rolls into Cincinnati, Ohio tomorrow.
LADY GAGA’S BIZARRE DREAMS
Lady Gaga graces the cover of the current Rolling Stone magazine. In her interview in the issue, she talks about a recurring dream she has where there’s a phantom in her home. This phantom takes Gaga into a room and leads her to a blonde girl with robes tied to all four of her limbs. The ropes start pulling the girl but she never gets ripped apart. The phantom says, “If you want me to stop hurting her and if you want your family to be okay, you will cut your wrist.” Gaga goes on to say she is confused by her dream and turned to other sources to find out its meaning. She looked it up and found out that it is an old illuminati ritual. She even consulted her good friend and mentor Deepak Chopra about these dreams and he was able to ease her fears. Gaga admits that her dreams and nightmares inspire her eccentric stage shows.
KATY PERRY STILL ON TOP
Katy Perry remains perched at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 for a third consecutive week with “California Gurls.” Usher’s “OMG” featuring will.i.am, holds at number two, “Airplanes” by B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams stands at number three, and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars stays at number four. Drake’s “Find Your Love” jumps five spots to number five.
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD’S NEW SINGLE
Natasha Bedingfield has been busy in the studio, working hard on her new album, which will be coming out later this year. Her first single off the upcoming record, “’Touch,” is available for download on iTunes now. Natasha’s third studio album will hit record shelves this year.
COMMERCIAL: “Touch” is being used in a commercial for Nivea Happiness. See the video at NatashaBedingfield.com.
KYLIE GOES GLASTONBURY THIS WEEKEND
Kylie Minogue will play at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday. The British newspaper The Sun is reporting that Kylie will be joining the Scissor Sisters during their set on the Pyramid Stage at the event on Sunday to perform her new single “All The Lovers.” Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has co-written several songs on her new album, Aphrodite. Kylie had to pull out of her appearance at Glastonbury back in 2005 after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
BE SURE TO CATCH 2010 BET AWARDS!
Based on the line-up for the 2010 BET Awards, the ceremony will be one that you don’t want to miss. Viewers will get to see the legendary Prince accept this year’s BET Lifetime Achievement Award — which previously went to the likes of Chaka Kahn and Whitney Houston. In addition, John Legend will receive the BET Humanitarian Award for his unrelenting “work to end poverty through education.” The 2010 BET Awards will also include performances from Eminem, Alicia Keys, Usher, Drake, Kanye West, T-Pain, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, T.I. and Diddy/Dirty Money. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will broadcast live from Los Angeles this Sunday at 8 PM Eastern.
To view a complete list of nominees, please visit BET.com.
B.O.B, N.E.R.D PREP 2010 BET AWARDS RED CARPET
Just before the 2010 BET Awards airs, artists like B.o.B, N.E.R.D, Roscoe Dash and Dondria are scheduled to perform during the red carpet pre-show, Live! Red! Ready! It’s hosted by Nick Cannon and 106 & Park’s Terrence and Rocsi and viewers can tune in for Live! Red! Ready! at 6 PM Eastern on BET.
THE DREAM READIES NEW REALITY SERIES?
SingersRoom.com caught up with The Dream to find out more about the new projects he’s working on. In addition to promoting his upcoming Love King album, the hitmaker is eying a reality show. While he couldn’t go into details, the singer said fans should expect to see “more depth and more honesty.” Christina Milian’s husband is also recording songs for Rihanna, Beyonce, Ciara and newcomer Kasha. Love King drops Tuesday!
SOULJA BOY REVEALS “PRETTY BOY SWAG” VIDEO
Soulja Boy is only getting warmed up in the video for his first single, “Pretty Boy Swag.” Rap-Up.com reports the clip only took a week to make which must have left the “Turn My Swag On” rapper with a lot of extra time. He’s apparently putting the finishing touches on his third project, tentatively titled Dre. Be on the lookout for Dre, which will hit stores in the coming months.
DR DRE, TIMBALAND SURPRISE GRADUATION PARTY
Dr Dre and Timbaland made an unexpected appearance at a Culver City High School graduation party. The mega producer introduced Timbo, who later performed fan favorites including “The Way I Are,” “Promiscuous Girl,” “Carry Out” and “Say Something” in the school’s gym. Visit Billboard.com to learn more.
MARIAH SUED FOR UNPAID VET BILLS
According to TMZ, Mariah Carey is facing a lawsuit for unpaid veterinarian bills. The singer reportedly owes over 38-thousand dollars for services provided to her three Jack Russell terriers. Dr. Cindy Bressler claims the pets were groomed and fed while Mi Mi shot her latest film, Precious, in Los Angeles. The singer is yet to respond to the allegations.
BRANDON FLOWERS RELEASES FLAMINGO ON SEPTEMBER 14TH
On September 14th, Brandon Flowers of The Killers fame will release his debut solo album. The record’s titled Flamingo and was produced by Stuart Price, Daniel Lanois and Brendan O’Brien. The album’s first single, “Crossfire,” is available now at BrandonFlowersMusic.com.