GAGA CAN NOT BE STOPPED
There is simply no stopping Lady Gaga. According to PerezHilton.com, the “Bad Romance” singer has managed to set yet another record, as her album The Fame is now the best selling digital record of all time. The website reports that the honor used to belong to Coldplay and their album Viva La Vida, but this week, Gaga surpassed their then-record of 782-thousand copies sold.
KELLY CLARKSON DROPS OUT OF LILITH FAIR
Kelly Clarkson will not be at Lilith Fair. The original American Idol, who was slated to headline a series of dates this month for the festival, announced that because of the trouble that Lilith is having selling tickets, and the fact that she’s hard at work on her next studio album, she made the decision to pull out. Kelly wrote on her official website that she’s going to “miss seeing ya’ll,” but that she’s “stoked” about the forthcoming record.
KATY PERRY ON THE COVER OF EW
The newest issue of Entertainment Weekly will feature Katy Perry on the cover. Head to KatyPerry.com to take a look before it hits shelves on July 16th.
JESSICA SIMPSON WANTS TO WORK WITH KATY PERRY
Jessica Simpson wants to be a pop star again, and she’s looking to Katy Perry for help. According to ShowBizSpy.com, a source said that the reality star is “busy working on new songs” and that Jessica has “a number of names she would love to work with and Katy is at the top.” In non-music Simpson news, she’s rumored to be dating former San Francisco 49ers tight end Eric Johnson.
TIDBIT: Tomorrow is Jessica’s 30th birthday.
LAMBERT GETS A NEW TATTOO
Adam Lambert has a new tattoo. The former American Idol runner-up posted a picture of the new ink on his Twitter page. Head to Twitter.com/AdamLambert to check it out.
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BEYONCE AVOIDS INJURY IN CAR CRASH!
ContactMusic.com reports Beyonce Knowles escaped serious injury after the door to her Mercedes was ripped off by a speeding taxi in London. The “Halo” singer was on her way to a romantic dinner with her husband, Jay- Z, right before the incident occurred. She was going to visit a Harrods store just before the taxi side-swiped the door from its hinges. On-lookers say the car missed Beyonce by just a few centimeters. A source spilled, “She seemed very shaken and was lucky to be alive.” Later in the day, the couple appeared to be relaxed and happy at a Japanese restaurant called Zuma.
NICKI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR DEBUT ALBUM
After appearing as a feature on multiple songs for numerous artists, Nicki Minaj is prepared to stand alone on her untitled debut album. The leading lady of Young Money just announced on Twitter that her upcoming disc will be available on November 23rd. Led by her number one single “Your Love,” the project will receive contributions from mega producer Swizz Beatz. The hitmaker recently told MTV News, “Nicki is an amazing writer. She wrote her own choruses, and she’s doing some amazing things.”
Nicki recently told MTV that she intends to introduce her alter ego, “Roman Zolanski,” on the project.
PERRY TOPS BILLBOARD HOT 100 FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg extends its reign at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 to five weeks. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna holds steady at number two. Usher’s “OMG,” featuring will.i.am stays at number three, B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams remains at number four while Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” also holds at number five, rounding out a completely unchanged top five. Mike Posner’s “Cooler than Me” is the first mobile song on the chart, climbing one spot to number six. Taio Cruz’s new single, “Dynamite,” leaps seven notches to number seven, Drake’s “Find Your Love” falls two spots to number eight, “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo climbs one spot to number nine and Eminem lands at number 10 with “Not Afraid.”
RIHANNA AND ALICIA KEYS ASK FANS TO HELP SAVE A LIFE
According to People Magazine, Rihanna and Alicia Keys are teaming up to help a girl who needs a bone marrow transplant to live. Eleven-year-old Shannon Tavarez played the young “Nala” in The Lion King on Broadway before being diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia. Keys says she was touched when she visited Tavarez on July 2nd in the Long Island hospital where she receives daily chemotherapy treatments. Rihanna seconds that sentiment, saying Tavarez should be back on the Broadway stage and not confined to a bed fighting for her life. Both Keys and Rihanna are urging their fans to register as bone marrow donors to give the gift of life.
RUNNER RUNNER TO MAKE NETWORK TV DEBUT
Runner Runner will make its network television debut on Tuesday, July 20th when the band guests on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band will perform their new single “So Obvious” as well as the track “Paper Cuts,” both from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released in September. Runner Runner will release their debut record on September 28th. The band kicks off a huge summer tour with Secondhand Serenade and White Tie Affair on July 17th in Utah. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs at 12:05 AM Eastern.
JASON DERULO’S NEW VIDEO
Jason Derulo, who scored hits with “Watcha Say” and “In My Head,” has debuted a trailer for his new music video for “What If.” The video looks like a feature film and was directed by Ethan Lader. You can see the clip at JasonDerulo.com.
KELLY ROWLAND SCORES NUMBER ONE HIT!
Kelly Rowland has just scored her first hit single from her upcoming self-titled album. The former Destiny’s Child singer’s track “Commander” has landed on top of Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart. The David Guetta-produced song is also sitting in the Top 10 on the U-K singles chart. Fans can expect her highly anticipated project to drop on September 21st.
LADY ANTEBELLUM’S WEBISODE WEDNESDAY
Lady Antebellum’s latest Webisode Wednesday features the band’s cover of Tom Petty’s song “Free Falling,” which they played during a recent tour stop in Kansas City, Missouri. Charles Kelley takes control of the lead vocals, as fans sing-along during the chorus. To view Lady A’s Webisode Wednesday, visit LadyAntebellum.com.
TAYLOR SWIFT ADDS SUMMER-THEMED CARDS TO AMERICAN GREETINGS LINE
Taylor Swift recently created a greeting card line through American Greetings, featuring holiday cards, and now she has added summertime cards as well. Taylor told Us Weekly, “I’ve always been fascinated by feelings and how we express them to each other. Getting to write and design these cards is a wonderful experience.” Taylor’s added an additional 14 summer-themed cards, which brings her total card collection to 43 different styles to choose from.
MADONNA’S BF GOES TO BRAZIL WITHOUT HER
Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz may seem inseparable, but they do manage to spend some time apart. According to the New York Post, the male-model was seen partying in his hometown of Rio, as Madonna was in London beginning filming on her forthcoming movie W.E. Luz said that he had to return to the South American country to renew his U-S visa.
LINKIN PARK ANNOUNCE ALBUM DATE
Linkin Park will release their new album, A Thousand Suns, on September 14th. The band’s latest effort was co-produced by Rick Rubin and L-P’s own Mike Shinoda. Fans should look out for their first single, “The Catalyst,” which hits radio on August 2nd. Head to LinkinPark.com for more.
BUCKCHERRY TO SUPPORT NICKELBACK
Buckcherry and Three Days Grace will be hitting the road in support of Nickelback this coming September and October. The two rock acts will join up with the next U-S leg of the Dark Horse World Tour starting on September 14th in Nashville, Tennessee and running through October 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out more over at Blabbermouth.net.
KANYE AND AMBER TAKING A BREAK
Kanye West is sacrificing his relationship with Amber Rose to deliver quality music on his upcoming album, Good Ass Job. The couple has reportedly taken a “break.” According to Us Magazine, a source spilled that ‘Ye “is consumed with recording his comeback record in Hawaii and had to shut it all off. When he’s in work mode, he can’t handle a relationship. He told Amber he needs to devote everything right now to his craft.” The source added that they’re “still good friends” and could potentially get back together soon.
The news comes just days after Rose allegedly made out with New Orleans Saint Reggie Bush over the Fourth of July weekend in The Hamptons.
CHRIS BROWN TO TEAM WITH KEYSHIA COLE
Chris Brown’s career is looking up ever since he performed the Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards. In fact, the crooner has linked up with Keyshia Cole to record a new song. He tweeted that they came together “in the studio” for their collaboration. It’s unknown if the track will appear on Brown’s nest effort or Cole’s forthcoming disc. We’ll keep you posted.
In related news, Chris Brown’s “Deuces” video with Tyga has been spoofed by comedian Affion Crockett. The funnyman, who previously parodied Jay-Z’s “Run This Town,” revamped the lyrics to the song and shot the clip in the exact same L-A River location as the original. Visit YouTube to see it now!
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BLAKE GOT NO MONEY FROM AMY
Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil didn’t get anything from her when they filed for divorce. Blake told British magazine New that he “never asked” for money, even though his lawyer said he was an “idiot.” Winehouse and Fielder-Civil split up last year.
NO WINEHOUSE ALBUM IN 2010
There have been rumors about Amy Winehouse releasing the highly anticipated follow-up to her hit 2006 album Back to Black sometime in 2010, but apparently, that’s no longer the case. Producer Mark Ronson told British paper the Daily Mail that “Amy hasn’t begun working on her next record yet. When she’s got 10 songs, we’ll go down to the studio together.” Looks like seeing a new album from Winehouse in 2011 is much more likely.
VANESSA CARLTON DOG ATTACK UPDATE
Vanessa Carlton was bitten by a nine-month-old pit bull named Bella in early May, and on Wednesday she went to court to try and have it put to sleep. In spite of Carlton’s testimony, in which she said the dog attacked her while she was out jogging in Milford, Pennsylvania, a judge ruled that the pup could have a second chance at life, saying that the animal should not be classified as dangerous. According to PAHomepage.com, Carlton said that she wanted to pursue the case because she wouldn’t be able to live with herself if the dog attacked someone else.
LENNY KRAVITZ TALKS OIL SPILL
Lenny Kravitz is going to be appearing on CBS’s The Early Show this morning. The singer-songwriter will be giving a tour of the Gulf Coast, which of course has been devastated by an oil spill. Kravitz’s segment will air at 8 AM Eastern.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIL KIM!!
On Sunday, Lil Kim will turn 35. The pint-size rapper has accomplished a lot in her years in hip hop. We’ve compiled a list of Kimmie’s greatest achievements!
TEAIRRA MARI SINGS ABOUT HER “BODY”
Despite numerous push backs of her At That Point album, Teairra Mari has released a new song called “Body” from her Sincerely Yours EP. The project will be available on August 17th. Visit Rap-Up.com to check it out now!
50 CENT LAUNCHES PETITION AGAINST DIDDY
RapRadar.com reports 50 Cent has launched an online petition against Diddy. The rap bully wants everyone to sign via Twitter to prevent Puff from exploiting his former artist, the late Notorious B.I.G. So far, nearly a thousand fans have signed. You can visit Twitition.com to learn more info. This the latest tactic 50 has used to further fuel his feud with Diddy. Time will only tell how this will play out.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S “UNDO IT” STILL BREAKING RECORDS
Carrie Underwood’s new single “Undo It” has not only become the most-played song of any American Idol vet, but the hit just surpassed the 500-thousand mark for digital downloads this week. She has something else to toast about during her wedding reception, which is rumored to be on Saturday.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD HINTS AT WEDDING DETAILS?
The days are winding down until Carrie Underwood’s rumored wedding date on July 10th, and many things are still unknown — including the color of her wedding dress and what her wedding decorations are. The bride-to-be did hint to Extra TV in May that a certain pattern seems to be popping up, explaining, “Everything in my life has a lot of yellow going on.” Kellie Pickler has confirmed she will be attending the wedding, but it’s still a mystery if American Idol judge Simon Cowell will show up. Carrie said, “I don’t know, I don’t want him to judge my wedding.”