P!NK LOVES HER FUNHOUSE TOUR
P!nk is still in the middle of the most recent leg of her European Funhouse trek, but the singer-songwriter is already calling it one of the “most incredible tours” of her life. She also wrote on her Twitter account that the places that she’s been thus far have left her “awestruck.” P!nk hits Nice, France tonight.
GAGA TOPS LIST OF LA SHOWS!
Lady Gaga is the number one requested concert in Los Angeles, according to StubHub.com. The website compiled a list of the top five most-requested tickets in the Los Angeles-metropolitan area. Gaga tops the list, followed by Muse, Kings of Leon, Justin Bieber and the Dave Matthews Band. Lady Gaga will perform two shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 11th and 12th, while Bieber plays the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live on July 20th. Kings of Leon played the Hollywood Bowl last night and head to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California tomorrow night. The Dave Matthews Band will take the stage at the Hollywood Bowl on August 23rd and Muse plays the Staples Center on September 25th.
ELTON JOHN GOES TO SEE GAGA
Lady Gaga and Elton John are friends, so it should be no surprise that the “Tiny Dancer” singer went to check out the pop star in concert. PerezHilton.com reports that Sir Elton went to Gaga’s show north of the border in Toronto on Sunday night.
J. LO MAY GET HIT WITH 40-MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT?
As reported last week, Jennifer Lopez canceled a planned appearance at a hotel in Cyprus due to reports that the appearance would make a political statement in support of human rights abuse. Lopez’s management insists a “full review of the relevant circumstances” resulted in her decision to cancel, noting “Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse.” However, according to ThatGrapeJuice.net, organizers plan to proceed with a 35 to 40-million dollar lawsuit if Lopez does not show for the July 24th gig. July 24th also marks Lopez’s 41st birthday.
KATY PERRY TRACKLISTING?
British website BangCD.com has posted the track listing for Katy Perry’s new album Teenage Dream. The album is set to arrive in the states on August 24th, but won’t hit shelves in the U-K until one week later. Katy’s single, “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, has been the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the past five weeks. Perry will take the stage at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas on Saturday night.
Teenage Dream Tracklisting
According to BangCD.com
1. “Teenage Dream”
2. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
3. “California Gurls” (feat. Snoop Dogg)
6. “Who Am I Living For?”
7. “The One That Got Away”
9. “Circle The Drain”
11. “Hummingbird Heartbeat”
12. “Not Like The Movies”
KATY PERRY TALKS SEX AND RELIGION
Katy Perry made it clear that she wasn’t the biggest fan of Lady Gaga’s video for her song “Alejandro” because of the use of religious imagery, and the pop star is going more in depth about her comments. The “California Gurls” singer told British magazine Star that she doesn’t care if it’s Madonna or her fiancÃ© talking, “If you put sexuality and religion in the same bottle and try to shake it up, it’s not cool.”
KATY AND RUSSELL DRESSING THE SAME?
Are Katy Perry and Russell Brand starting to dress similarly? The comedian told ASOS magazine that since they’ve gotten engaged, he’s started to “wear more colors,” while Perry has “started to go darker.” The couple is set to tie the knot later this year.
KELLY CLARKSON WANTS TO LEARN KUNG FU
Kelly Clarkson has a new goal in life. After seeing The Karate Kid, the original American Idol wrote on her Twitter account that she now wants to “learn Kung Fu.” She also said that she went into a “crying fit” during one of the scenes and that overall it was “a great flick.”
NASHVILLE RISING RAKES IN OVER 2.2 MILLION
According to Variety, the all-star June 22nd Nashville Rising concert which was organized by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville has raked in over 2.2-million dollars. All proceeds are going to the Nonprofit Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Response Fund. The show featured performances from Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top.
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 group’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on September 28th. Runner Runner will kick off a huge summer tour with Secondhand Serenade and White Tie Affair on Saturday in Utah. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs at 12:05 AM Eastern.
THE DREAM CHEATS WITH HIS ASSISTANT, SPLITS FROM WIFE!
Things have headed south for recent newlyweds’ The-Dream and Christina Milian. UsMagazine.com confirms the producer was spotted romping with his assistant, Melissa Santiago, on a beach in the Caribbean last week. He also wasn’t wearing his wedding ring. Dream’s wife tweeted: “Whatever you think…believe it” and “I’ve officially lost my appetite” after seeing the images of her husband frolicking with someone else. The news comes just five months after the couple gave birth to their first child together, a little girl named Violet.
UPDATE ON LIL WAYNE’S UPCOMING EP
Over the weekend, we reported Lil Wayne is looking to release an EP on his birthday called I’m Not a Human Being. The CEO of Young Money, Cortez Bryant, recently told Vibe.com, the project will include all new Weezy material to tide fans over until Wayne’s The Carter IV is completed. In addition to not putting the EP in stores, Bryant states, “We’ not about to roll out no three month set up. We just gonna put it out virally and maybe package it up for Christmas. Give ’em a hard copy later for fan appreciation.” Fans can anticipate I’m Not a Human Being to drop on September 27th.
LEONA HELPS ANIMALS TO GET OVER BREAK-UP
Leona Lewis has split from longtime boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa, and the animal lover is spending time with her furry friends to help herself get over the break-up. According to ContactMusic.com, the “Bleeding Love” singer spent last weekend at a bear sanctuary in Romania with the World Society for the Protection of Animals. She told British paper The Sun that the experience was “amazing.”
IS CLAY AIKEN SINGLE?
It appears that Clay Aiken is now a single man. According to PerezHilton.com, the former American Idol runner-up’s boyfriend, Reed Kelly, changed his MySpace to say “single,” and he also put that he was listening to Christina Aguilera’s song “You Lost Me.” These clues made the site deduce that the two split up.
JOHN MAYER POKES FUN AT LeBRON SITUATION
John Mayer decided to poke fun at the whole LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with the Miami Heat situation, by posting a video on his Tumblr. In it, the singer-songwriter talks about how he is going to take his talents to Cleveland, Miami, New York and New Jersey — or all the cities where LeBron was rumored to possibly be playing next season. But instead of talking about basketball, Mayer is talking about playing concerts, and at the end said you can see all his tour dates at JohnMayer.com. See the funny video now at JhnMyr.Tumblr.com.
WIN TICKETS TO SEE RIHANNA IN CONCERT!
Superstar Rihanna and Flyaway Sweepstakes are offering you the chance to see the singer during the Chicago stop of her Last Girl On Earth tour. You and a friend could win an exclusive round trip complete with concert tickets and a meet-and-greet with Ri Ri in person! To learn more, go to LiveNation.com now.
SNOOP TALKS DAUGHTER’S BATTLE WITH LUPUS
Snoop Dogg opened up to People magazine about his youngest daughter’s struggle with lupus. The icon says he “felt helpless” when doctors couldn’t explain why Cori was suffering from dramatic hair and weight loss. Snoop added “she went downhill” before finally being diagnosis with lupus. The hardcore rapper says the experience brought him closer to his wife, ShantÃ© Broadus. The emcee said that his child is “the toughest little thing I’ve ever met… In the beginning lupus was winning. But now Cori is.”
FAN ATTACKS 50 CENT IN BRAZIL!
Things got a little crazy when G-Unit touched down to perform in Salvador, Brazil last Friday. ThisIs50.com reports midway through “Ayo Technology,” 50 Cent was attacked by an over zealous fan. Security immediately tackled the unidentified man to the ground before he could reach the mogul. Check out the action on YouTube now!
M.I.A SAYS NICKI MINAJ RUNS HIP HOP
According to Rap-Up.com, M.I.A. has nothing but kind words for Nicki Minaj. The singer feels the rap newcomer “runs hip-hop” because “she works hard and …she’s focused.” The “Paper Planes” singer added, “It’s been a while since a female rapper has come up with that much… She’s got a really good work ethic, and I get her.” The two artists joined together on the remix for a song called “Teqkilla” from M.I.A’s upcoming album, /\/\/\Y/\ (Pron: Maya).
LABEL CONFIRMS NICKI MINAJ RELEASE DATE
Just days after Nicki Minaj tweeted that her debut album will arrive on November 23rd, a rep for her label, Young Money/Cash Money, has confirmed the date will stick. XXLMag.com reports her release date was intentionally designed to fall two days before Thanksgiving, especially since Black Friday marks the biggest shopping day of the year. Let the countdown officially begin!
The rep confirmed the next albums off the label will be from Bow Wow and Lil Twist.
DRAKE RELEASES “PATRON MORTON MUSIC”
Drake is featured on Rick Ross’ “Aston Martin Music,” but he recently released his own version of the song. Drizzy names the revamped song after model Paris Morton and provides new verses. Check it out via Rap-Up.com now.
SHE & HIM VIDEO
She & Him have released a video for their song “Thieves” off their Volume Two disc. The clip is very grainy and in black and white and stars Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, as well as kids who are meant to be child versions of the musicians. See the video over at Pitchfork.com.
SCOTT STAPP WELCOMES BABY
Creed frontman Scott Stapp and his wife welcomed their third child on July 4th. Scott and his wife Jaclyn named their new son Daniel and Stapp wrote on his Twitter account that “it is such a true blessing to be a father and husband.” The couple has a three-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son as well. Learn more at Twitter.com/ScottStapp and People.com.
SANTANA GETS ENGAGED ON STAGE
Carlos Santana had a very memorable show over the weekend. About four songs into his performance in Chicago on Saturday, 50-year-old jazz and rock drummer Cindy Blackman joined the 62-year-old singer on stage for a solo behind the kit. After, Carlos asked her to the front of the stage and then asked her to marry him. They kissed and the crowd cheered. Congrats Carlos and Cindy!
Cindy is best known for recording and touring with Lenny Kravitz.
In a statement, Carlos said, “Cindy and I are blessed to have found each other. Being in love is a gift from the universe, and the spirit and vibrations that come with it are infinitely powerful.”
BON JOVI INJURED DURING SHOW
Jon Bon Jovi played in his home state of New Jersey on Friday and during the encore, a rock cover of the Dave Clark Five’s “Glad All Over,” Jon jumped away from the mic and clutched his left leg in pain. The 48-year-old singer told the crowd he was hurt adding, “I’m old, but I’m still good looking.” Even with an injury, the rocker finished the song and the set and the next day, released a statement explaining he tore a calf muscle but that no future dates will be affected. Read more at Billboard.com.
BON JOVI, EAGLES HAVE TOP GROSSING TOURS
Now that we’re more than halfway through 2010, the numbers have been crunched and the top grossing tours of the year have been revealed. While the official Pollstar chart shows that Bon Jovi have the top tour after raking in 52.8-million dollars through June, the chart neglects to include the Eagles. Pollstar only reported on six of the band’s dates and had all of their shows been counted, the Eagles would come in at second since they made 48.7-million dollars so far in 2010. Pollstar has Carole King and James Taylor’s Troubadour tour in second place. It’s earned 41 million so far. Read more at Pollstar.com.
NO MORE POLICE
Fans of The Police hoping for another reunion shouldn’t hold their breath. According to ContactMusic.com, Sting said that the band’s 30th anniversary tour a couple years ago “wasn’t easy” since there were “no new songs, no new energy, no desire to take that as a platform and more somewhere else.” The singer compared the tour to a divorced couple reuniting and said nothing could make him do it again.