JUSTIN BIEBER 3D CONCERT FILM?
Justin Bieber took to Twitter to announce he will release a 3D concert film on Valentines Day. He also tweeted that the film will be directed by an Oscar-winning filmmaker and that his show in Madison Square Garden in New York City will be taped for the flick. Bieber will bring his My World Tour to the NYC on August 31st.
NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! VOL 35
NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 35 will arrive in stores at the end of the month. It features hits from Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, La Roux, Lady Gaga, Mike Posner, Travie McCoy, Jason Derulo, Shontelle, Jaron And The Long Road To Love, Nickelback, Miranda Cosgrove, 3OH!3, Carrie Underwood and more. The album will be released on August 31st.
JUSTIN BIEBER TO WRITE MEMOIR
According to Billboard, Justin Bieber is writing a memoir. HarperCollins announced the 16-year-old will write a book titled Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story. The memoir will reveal the teen sensation’s “amazing journey to stardom.” The book also will include previously unseen photos of the pop star. Bieber said that he is “excited to share just a little bit more of [his] world.”
LADY GAGA ADMITS TO DOING COCAINE?
In the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine, Lady Gaga confessed that she’s “mostly” experimented with cocaine and “terrified” of heroin. The pop star stated, “I won’t lie; it’s occasional and when I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year.” The singer warns fans that they shouldn’t “ever emulate that” or “think they have to be that way to be great. It’s in the past. It was a low point, and it led to disaster.” The 24-year-old icon revealed she recovered at her 82-year-old grandmother’s house in West Virginia after a scary incident. It’s not known if Gaga is currently still using. Head over to UsMagazine.com for more.
NEW ALBUM COMING FROM BEP
The Black Eyed Peas have announced that they will be putting out a brand new album, and it might even be released this year. According to Rap-Up.com, the “I Gotta Feeling” group are almost finished recording The Beginning, the follow-up to their double platinum effort The E.N.D. Member will.i.am said that it “symbolizes growth, new beginnings and starts, fresh new perspective.”
LADY GAGA PREACHES IN PHOENIX
Lady Gaga performed in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend, and took some time to speak to the audience about the state’s new immigration laws, and why she chose to not boycott playing there like many other artists have recently done. See video of Gaga’s speech to the people of Arizona now on YouTube.
GAGA IS ECCENTRIC
Lady Gaga is almost as well known for her crazy outfits and style of dress as she is for her music, and the pop star insists that her eccentric tendencies are not an act. According to the New York Daily News, rare photos from 2007 of Gaga were recently unveiled and they show the singer before she was Gaga and was still just Stefani Germanotta. In the pictures, she is wearing Gaga-esque clothing, and she told the paper that, “The assumption is that my eccentricity is not who I really am… but it is.” Learn more at NYDailyNews.com.
LADY GAGA OPENS UP IN VANITY FAIR INTERVIEW
Lady Gaga gave an extremely revealing interview in the September issue of Vanity Fair. In it, the pop star speaks about everything from drug use, to sex, to what really happened when was she photographed drunk at a New York Yankee’s game earlier in the year. Learn more at VanityFair.com.
JASON DERULO ANNOUNCES TOUR!
Jason Derulo will kick off his first headlining tour of the U-S beginning September 27th in Philadelphia. The tour, which features special guest Auburn, will roll across the country before winding up October 29th in Fairfield, Connecticut. This marks Derulo’s first trek of the States since his six-week stint on the road with Lady Gaga on her sold-out Monster Ball Tour of North America back in January. Derulo recently wrapped several support dates with Black Eyed Peas in Canada and will appear at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan this weekend, before headlining his sold-out U-K tour in August.
9/27 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9/28 – House Of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts
9/29 – Clark University – Worcester, Massachusetts
9/30 – Club Nokia – New York, New York
10/1 – Ram’s Head – Baltimore, Maryland
10/3 – House Of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
10/5 – Royal Oak – Detroit, Michigan
10/6 – Fieldhouse Arena – Allendale, Michigan
10/8 – MPC Ohio Performance Space – Indiana, Pennsylvania
10/9 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10/10 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, Minnesota
10/12 – McKay Events Center – Orem, Utah
10/13 – Moore Theatre- Seattle, Washington
10/14 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, Oregon
10/15 – The Regency – San Francisco, California
10/16 – Fresno Fairgrounds – Fresno, California
10/18 – House of Blues – Los Angeles, California
10/20 – Arizona State Fairgrounds – Phoenix, Arizona
10/21 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky
10/22 – Rider University – Lawrenceville, New Jersey
10/23 – Warehouse Live – Houston, Texas
10/25 – House Of Blues – Dallas, Texas
10/27 – Center Stage- Atlanta, Georgia
10/28 – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa. Florida
10/29 – Alumni Hall – Fairfield, Connecticut
SHAKIRA TO RELEASE PERFUME
According to People magazine, Shakria is the latest artist to release a fragrance. The Colombian superstar has bottled a new perfume called S by Shakira. The scent will hit stores in September and will range in price from 17 to 35 dollars. The fragrance’s signature notes are bright jasmine, sandalwood and an oriental dream housed in a luminous bottle that evokes an oriental dancer.
STATEMENT: Shakira said, “The type of women who feel a connection with this fragrance would be independent and strong, but also a woman with a great capacity to love and a strong sense of who they are. It’s for a woman who believes in herself.”
EM HOLDS OFF TOM JONES FOR TOP SPOT ON U-K CHART
According to Billboard, Eminem’s Recovery has topped the U-S Billboard album chart for six straight weeks, while the rapper has topped the U-K album charts for five non-consecutive weeks. Em held off a strong advance from Tom Jones, whose gospel album Praise and Blame bows at number two on the chart. Other hot artists in the U-K include, Plan B, Eliza Doolittle, Avenged Sevenfold, Michael Buble and Paolo Nutini. Meanwhile, Eminem scores his fourth non-consecutive week on top of the European album chart, while the number one song in Europe is Shakira’s FIFA World Cup anthem “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” featuring Freshlyground.
DAVID ARCHULETA ALBUM PUSHED
David Archuleta’s upcoming album, The Other Side Down, has been pushed back from a September release to one in October. A statement on his website explains the album will not be coming out on October 5th. His first single off the album, “Something About Love,” is out now.
STATEMENT: “We’d like you all to be the first to know that the release date for The Other Side of Down has changed. It will now be coming on October 5th. Like the last time we dealt with a date change, this one is definitely for the best. David would like to make sure he’s delivering the best possible album and he needs just a little more time to do it.”
GET NEW MAROON 5 MERCH
Maroon 5 have just put up some new band merchandise at their online store, including the official 2010 tour t-shirt with full itinerary on the back. Head to Maroon5.com now to get your new merch.
SPICE GIRL TO BUY EXPENSIVE HOME
It must be nice to have been a Spice Girl. According to ContactMusic.com, Geri Halliwell — probably best known as Ginger Spice — is looking into purchasing a ten bedroom home in southwest England that costs upwards of 7.5-million dollars. The website reports that the property features a croquet lawn, a tennis court and an indoor swimming pool.
MARY J’S FRAGRANCE DEBUTS ON HSN
Mary J Blige has finally released her very first fragrance line, but we’re sure she’s shocked with the response it’s received. The singer’s new perfume, called My Life, reportedly moved major units on the Home Shopping Network. After learning that 50-thousand bottles were ordered, the “No More Drama” songstress tweeted: “We did it!!! We broke records…and made history once again!!!” Blige also released a signature T-shirt that will benefit the FFAWN foundation. Check out the footage on YouTube now.
LAURYN HILL PERFORMS IN PORTUGAL
Rap-Up.com reports Lauryn Hill showcased classic material including “Killing Me Softly” and “Ready Or Not” during the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Republic at the Dos Oceanos Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. The reclusive singer performed for over 40-thousand fans at the free event, which also featured a performance from Estelle. The former Fugees member is scheduled to take stage during the Rock the Bells touring festival later this month. Visit Ticketmaster.com to get passes now.
DRAKE’S SURPRISE GUESTS DURING OVO FESTIVAL
Over the weekend, Drake surprised everyone with multiple surprise guests at the OVO Festival in Toronto. Drizzy shared the stage with respected emcees including Bun B, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous and Kardinal Offishall. In addition, Beyonce was even hanging out backstage during the event. However, the highlight of the night occurred when the Young Money stand out held his own alongside Eminem during “Forever,” and later rocked it with Jay-Z for “Run This Town.” Head over to RapRadar.com now for footage now!
WIZ KHALIFA SIGNS WITH ATLANTIC
MTV’s Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010, Wiz Khalifa, has landed a new recording contract with Atlantic Records. BallerStatus.com reports the young emcee, who gained widespread fame with his mixtape Kush & Orange Juice, is currently hard at work on his debut album. In addition to signing, Wiz has also announced his North American tour which will take off in September. Fans can expect the disc to be released next year.
TREY LEAKS OFFICIAL ALBUM COVER
We’ve just learned Trey Songz has released the artwork for his upcoming album Passion, Pain, & Pleasure. The follow-up to Ready will include “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj and will hit stores on September 14th via Atlantic Records. In addition, you can now pre-order the project, which comes with bracelets, posters and fan club membership for 55 dollars via TreySongz.com.
U2 SET TO PERFORM NEW SONG ON TOUR
Fans have captured U2 performing what sounds like a new song. The short video was shot outside an arena in Torino, Italy where the band is rehearsing for their tour kick off on Friday. The group said they recently recorded some new music while Bono recovered from emergency back surgery. To check out the video, visit NME.com now.
KOL SAY BIRD S**T IS THEIR SPINAL TAP MOMENT
During a recent press conference, Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill revealed that the whole pigeon feces incident that led the band to cancel a show early last week is “a lot funnier now than it was at the time.” Followill wants to be the incident behind them saying, “Hopefully Pigeon Gate can officially be put to rest.” But will the story live in the Kings history? Nathan stated, “I think us trying to be a real live Spinal Tap just got a little closer for us.”
M.I.A. TO JUDGE VIMEO AWARDS
Pitchfork reports that M.I.A. will serve as a judge at the first ever Vimeo festival and awards in New York City on October 8th and 9th. David Lynch, Morgan Spurlock and others will also serve as judges at the event. The deadline for submitting videos is today and you can do so at Vimeo.com.
TYLER PLANS TO BE A JUDGE ON IDOL
Will Steven Tyler be a judge on the upcoming season of American Idol? Possibly! The rocker spoke to reporters outside of a concert afterparty in Las Vegas and he revealed that his future plans include “recording an album and probably going to be a judge on American Idol.” According to People magazine, when the Aerosmith singer was asked further about his decision to join Idol, Steven stated, “I’m doing it. What do you think? I’m doing it.” There’s been no confirmation yet from the Idol camp but you can read more at People.com.
EMINEM AND DRE COVER VIBE
Eminem and Dr. Dre will grace the cover of the 15th Anniversary Juice issue of VIBE magazine. In the featured interview, Slim Shady openly talks about the unfortunate passing of his 8 Mile co-star, Brittany Murphy, and getting “creeped” out when he thinks about the his own inevitable death. The edition hits newsstands on August 16th.