J.LO TEAMS UP WITH TAIO CRUZ
According to ThatGrapeJuice.net, Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with Taio Cruz on the remix of his new single “Dynamite.” Lopez is also set to appear in the video for the clip. Cruz’s “Dynamite,” is already number three on iTunes, behind only Eminem and Katy Perry’s latest. Taio Cruz will release the remixed single shortly.
LADY GAGA WOULD “NEVER CHEAT”
According to SingersRoom.com, Lady Gaga is setting the record straight when it comes to being in a relationship, stating that she would “never cheat” on a boyfriend because of her “strong moral code.” Gaga, who is rumored to have revived her romance with ex-boyfriend Matthew Williams, insists that although she often portrays herself as a wild woman on the stage, she is actually very committed when she is in a relationship.
QUOTES: Lady Gaga told Britain’s Daily Mail: “As a performer I’m outrageous and wild, but as a person I have a very strong moral code. I would never cheat on a man; I believe in honesty and integrity… Don’t be fooled by the way I look – underneath all this I know exactly who I am and what my boundaries are. They are all important to me.”
MIKE POSNER SETS RELEASE DATE FOR 31 MINUTES TO TAKEOFF
Mike Posner will be releasing his highly anticipated debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff on J Records on August 10th. His first single “Cooler Than Me” is rising the charts and sits at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. Posner co-wrote and co-produced every track on the album, which features collaborations with Boyz II Men and Travis Barker. For more, check out MikePosner.com.
RIHANNA AND LIL KIM TO COLLABORATE TOGETHER?
Lil Kim hasn’t released an album since 2005’s The Naked Truth, but she’s looking to make a comeback. The fem-cee has teamed with all kinds of artists, and told The Vine that she’d like to do a record with Rihanna. Kimmie stated, “She’s a friend of mine… I’m 90% sure that song is probably in the works.” Its unknown if Kim has already begun recording, we’ll keep you updated.
DRAKE DONATES 25-K TO JAMAICA
After recently shooting his “Find Your Love” video, Drake reportedly donated 25-thousand dollars to the Drake and Mavado Peace Center in Cassava Piece, Jamaica. The rapper told local newspaper, The Jamaica Star, “I just wanted to show back some love by helping out with Mavado’s project. It’s a very positive move and something I am very happy to be a part of.” Drizzy adds, “Education is the key to life so to be able to assist in that process is very fulfilling.”
We previously reported the rapper received major criticism for the video depicting Jamaica in a negative way.
ALICIA KEYS FALLS ON STAGE!
During the 2010 Essence Music Festival, Alicia Keys fell mid-way through performing “Love Is Blind,” off her latest album The Element of Freedom. The tumble was especially scary, since the signer is five months pregnant with her first child with fiancÃ© Swizz Beatz. The songstress and the baby weren’t harmed; check out the footage on YouTube now.
PRINCE DISSES THE INTERNET!
During an interview with the U-K’s Daily Mirror, Prince shared his feelings on the internet. The pop icon believes that like most technology, the internet is just a fad that will eventually become outdated. He stated, “The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” With his 33rd album on the way, the musician feels he doesn’t need digital retailers to succeed.
KATY PERRY WANTS TO BE ON GLEE
Katy Perry wants to be on Glee. The pop star told British paper the Daily Record that she would “love somebody to start that Facebook group and persuade them” to have her on. A similar strategy worked earlier in the year for Betty White, as the Golden Girls star used the social networking site to get the opportunity to host Saturday Night Live.
KATY PERRY TALKS ENGAGEMENT
Katy Perry opened up to Esquire about how she got Russell Brand to propose to her — she didn’t give him sex. The pop star said that “he was used to getting everything he wanted” but that she told him, “You’ve met your match.” Perry also said that living with the comedian has been great, and that they are “two divas in one house.”
GAGA HAS TEN-MILLION FACEBOOK FANS
Lady Gaga has become the first living person to have more than ten-million fans on Facebook. According to PopCrunch.com, the “Bad Romance” singer beat both President Barack Obama and actor Vin Diesel to the mark. Michael Jackson is the only person, dead or alive, who has more fans than Gaga.
WINEHOUSE AND RONSON RECORD
Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson have recorded a song together. According to NME.com, it’s a cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit “It’s My Party,” and it is set to appear on a tribute album to legendary producer Quincy Jones. Ronson told BBC Newsbeat that the track is a “very Amy-sounding record” and the embattled singer is “brilliant” on it. There is yet to be a release date given for the project.
JOHN MAYER CANCELS FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
John Mayer will not be performing at this weekend’s T in the Park festival in Scotland. A spokesperson for the singer-songwriter told the Daily Record that John had to cancel due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Mayer was set to perform alongside other big names such as Muse and Jay Z.
LEONA LEWIS TALKS NEXT ALBUM
Leona Lewis has spoken about what her third studio album may sound like. The pop star told Wales Online that the record will be a “bit different from what people have heard before,” and that she’s going to “create and just see what happens.” No word on when we’ll hear the new music.
COLBIE AND MAROON 5 HELP AT GRAMMY CAMP
This weekend marks the beginning of the sixth annual GRAMMY Camp, and some big names will be participating. Helping the selected high school students learn all about the music industry will be Colbie Caillat, Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5, and more. Learn all about the special ten-day event at GRAMMYCampBlog.Blogspot.com.
TAYLOR SWIFT ANITIQUING FOR APARTMENT
Taylor Swift spent her Monday afternoon in Tennessee shopping for new items for her first apartment. She tweeted, “Went antique shopping with my parents in downtown Franklin. Bought a compass and a knitted cat pillow. Both very necessary for my new place.” Taylor’s new apartment is located in downtown Nashville, and she has mentioned that it will include a human-sized birdcage, as well as a pond.
TAYLOR SWIFT RECALLS 4TH OF JULY AT THE JERSEY SHORE
Before becoming a country icon, Taylor Swift recalls spending her Independence Days at the infamous Jersey Shore. Taylor says, “There was a Fourth of July parade, and we lived on the bay. All these boats would pass our house and we would try to hit them with water balloons in a slingshot.” She insists her accuracy managed her to hit boats, “All the time!” Taylor says, “It was a yacht club parade, so all the elite were dressed in their best.” Taylor spent this July 4th in Nashville discussing American history with members of her band while eating barbeque. They posted pictures to her Twitter account of her festive attire complete with a red and blue star stickers stuck to her cheeks, a red, white and blue dress, red and white stripped knee highs and blue ballet slipper.
M.I.A. WANTS TO PRODUCE FOR JAY-Z
Jay-Z appears on a remix of M.I.A.’s tune “XXXO” off her third studio album, and now M.I.A. says she has a perfect song for Jay-Z to include on his next album. She told MTV News that the tune was left off of her upcoming album at the last minute and that Hov would sound perfect on it. Learn more over at MTVNews.com. M.I.A.’s third album hits stores this coming Tuesday.
KINGS OF LEON HOTNESS
Kings of Leon are a good-looking and sexy band, and thankfully, NME has put together a photo gallery that follows the Tennessee group from the beginning, to their massive stardom of today. Head over to NME.com to see pictures of the band performing, hanging out and posing for publicity photos, ranging from 2003 to today.
ROSS TEAMS WITH DRAKE, CHRISETTE MICHELE
Rapper Rick Ross, along with Young Money superstar Drake and R&B singer Chrisette Michele, have come together on a new track called “Aston Martin Music.” Ross says it’s a “real street, edgy song” and will appear on his Teflon Don album, which is set to be released on July 20th. Listen to this “special record” via RapUp.com today.
CIARA CHANGES ALBUM RELEASE DATE
Ciara took to her Twitter account to announce new updates about her upcoming album, titled Basic Instinct. Ci Ci wrote, “With the success of my single ‘Ride’, the video, everything, we’ve decided to put out my album earlier! We want for you to have the music we’ve been working so hard on earlier!!” She adds, “It’s time for [fans] to see [her] perform ‘Ride’! It’s time for us to have fun baby!” Fans can now expect Basic Instinct to land on August 17th. She will now go up against T.I.’s King Uncaged effort.
KEYSHIA COLE BEGINS RECORDING NEW ALBUM
SingersRoom.com reports Keyshia Cole is hard at work on her fourth studio album. The “Trust” singer linked up with Tank for a slow ballad that could potentially be a single. The R&B songbird’s upcoming effort will include production contributions from The Runners, Kanye West and Missy Elliott. No album title or release date is known at this time.