JASON DERULO TALKS VMA NOMINATIONS
Jason Derulo was in Japan when he heard that he was up for two Moonmen at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Derulo was sleeping when he received a wake-up call with the news. He told MTV that it was a “pleasant surprise” and that he is “really excited.” Jason is up for Best Male Video and Best New Artist for “In My Head.” Tune in to the 27th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 12th at 9 PM. The show beams out live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
3OH!3 TALK “MY FIRST KISS” VIDEO
3OH!3’s video for “My First Kiss” featuring Ke$ha is nominated for Best Collaboration at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Ke$ha is also up for three other awards including Best New Artist and her song, “TiK ToK,” is nominated for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. See who wins when the 2010 MTV VMAs air live on September 12th at 9 PM.
SEE IT! Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYC2FUutdKA
NO NEW BRITNEY MUSIC
Britney Spears’ manager, Adam Leber, took to Twitter to clear the air and let fans know that it’s still going to be a while before we hear new music from pop singer. Producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins recently went on Ustream and said Britney fans are gonna be so happy in a few weeks, making it appear that a new single was around the corner. Leber tweeted on Spears’ official Twitter account: “No new music news right now….Wish people wouldn’t mislead you guys with BS info.” He added that those working on Brit’s new record aren’t talking about it. One thing Leber did tell fans to expect is a “sick” new magazine cover that’ll come out soon.
2010: THE YEAR OF THE COLLABORATION
In 2010, the charts have been dominated by collaborations: Justin Bieber’s “Baby” featuring Ludacris, B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” featuring Bruno Mars, Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg, Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna and so many more. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards are celebrating this collaborative year by handing out nominations that reflect the trend. Lady Gaga and Beyonce are up for many nominations for their “Telephone” hook up, B.o.B, who joined forces with Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Bruno Mars, was rewarded with noms for not only Best Male, Hip Hop and Pop Video, but Video of the Year too. Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg got together on “California Gurls” and earned nominations for Best Female and Pop Video. In fact, things were so collaborative in 2010 that the VMAs brought back the Best Collaboration category, last seen in 2007 under the handle Most Earthshattering Collaboration to mark the occasion. Check out to see which collaborations win when the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, September 12th.
JUSTIN BIEBER NOT WRITING MEMOIR
Earlier this week, we reported that Justin Bieber is writing a memoir. Well it turns out that that isn’t actually the case. The 16-year-old took to Twitter to clear the air, explaining that he is working on a book, but it is not a memoir. He said he is far too young to pen a story that encompasses his entire life. The book will focus on his current My World Tour and feature a lot of pictures of the teen star rehearsing and performing plus it’ll show his daily life.
TWEETS: Beiber wrote this over the course of four tweets: “It isn’t a memoir…I teamed up with this amazing photographer Robert and he has been taking pictures behind the scenes from before the tour. So the book will include all those pics and I’m going to tell the story of all that led up from rehearsals until the first night of the tour. pretty excited about it and think everyone will enjoy the story and the pics…but we can all agree im a little too young to write a memoir. but we can make a pretty great book with lots of exclusive stuff…but i just got a lot more life to live too :).”
SWIFT TO GIVE SNEAK PEEK OF SPEAK NOW
Taylor Swift will treat fans to a sneak peek of her third album, Speak Now, during the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock television special. The top-secret performance was filmed in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival. The show, which was hosted by Tim McGraw, will also feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and many more. It airs on September 1st at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.
TAYLOR SWIFT PORTRAIT MADE FROM CANDY
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! have acquired a portrait of Taylor Swift which is made from pink and white Good N’ Plenty candies. The picture will be on display in the spring of 2011 at Ripley’s Hollywood Odditorium. Taylor’s portrait is accompanied by other art including portraits of President Obama and Michael Jackson made from gumballs, ones of Eminem and Elvis made from M&M’s, a pair of Beyonce and Marilyn Monroe made from licorice and gummy bears, and one of Lady Gaga created from 60-thousand Airsoft BB gun bullets.
LADY ANTEBELLUM’S LATEST WEBISODE WEDNESDAY
Lady Antebellum’s latest Webisode Wednesday takes fans behind the scenes of Lady A on tour. The video is accompanied by Katy Perry’s new single, “Teenage Dream,” and even shares footage of the trio dancing and singing along to the tune. The video also includes Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley doing push-ups while Hillary Scott encourages the guys to keep going. Dave is also captured practicing his guitar in a shower stall. The video shares the trio performing in the rain, signing a fan’s shoulder blade, and waving to fans while leaving a venue on their tour bus. To view Lady A’s latest Webisode Wednesday, visit LadyAntebellum.com.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD END EMINEM’S RUN AT THE TOP
Avenged Sevenfold’s Nightmare debuts at number one on the Billboard album chart, selling over 163-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album bumps Eminem’s Recovery to number two, ending its five week run at the summit. Rick Ross’ Teflon Don drops one rung to number three in its second week, Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 climbs two spots to number four, while Drake’s Thank Me Later falls one spot to number five. The Kidz Bop 18 collection falls just one notch to number six, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now rises two to number seven and Sheryl Crow’s 100 Miles From Memphis drops five slots to number eight. Lady Gaga’s The Fame rises one spot to number nine and the Now 34 collection falls two notches to number 10.
EMINEM STILL ON TOP OF DIGITAL SINGLES CHART
According to Billboard, although Eminem drops to number two on the album chart, he still owns the top slot on the Digital Songs chart as “Love The Way You Lie” sells another 300-thousand downloads. The biggest movers into the Digital Songs’ top 10 are Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” which leaps seven spots to number four, and Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” which climbs five notches to number seven.
COLBIE CAILLAT AUCTION BEGINS TODAY
Colbie Caillat is teaming up with MyWorkButterfly.com to offer an incredible auction that will benefit Vh1 Save The Music. The auction, which begins today, offers you the chance to win tickets to a show in L-A, a meet-and-greet, an autographed acoustic guitar and much more. Colbie told us how she got involved with MyWorkButterfly.com (See Related Cut #4). The auction ends on August 15th so be sure to start bidding now.
SARA BAREILLES TO HEADLINE TOUR
Sara Bareilles has announced a headlining tour. It’s in support of her forthcoming album, Kaleidescope Heart, which features the hit first single, “King of Anything.” The still un-named trek kicks off September 25th in Portland, Oregon and will wrap up November 24th in Reno, Nevada. See when she’ll be coming to town near you at SaraBareilles.com.
TRAIN COMPLIMENT JOHN MAYER
Train are out on tour with John Mayer and apparently the San Francisco rockers think pretty highly of the guitar virtuoso. Frontman Pat Monahan took to the band’s Twitter account to say that he thinks Mayer is the “Springsteen of his generation” and that he gets inspired by the “Daughters” singer every night. Train and John Mayer play Mansfield, Massachusetts tomorrow.
ADAM LEVINE WHEN HE WAS 17
Maroon 5 fans don’t want to miss this Saturday’s brand new episode of When I Was 17 on MTV. That’s because band frontman Adam Levine is going to talk about what it was like for him as a teenager in high school. Be sure to check out the brand new episode this Saturday at 11 AM Eastern on MTV.
GAGA IS BEST DRESSED
Lady Gaga isn’t just on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair — she’s also made its annual International Best-Dressed list. The Associated Press reports that the pop star will be joining the likes of First Lady Michelle Obama, Helena Bonham Carter and David Beckham on the list. Learn more at VanityFair.com.
TOM JONES WANTS TO WORK WITH GAGA
The list of people that want to work with Lady Gaga seems to keep on growing. According to British paper the Daily Star, Tom Jones has said that he would love to collaborate with the pop star. No word on if and when the duo would team up.
KATY PERRY HAS OCD
Katy Perry has admitted to having a slight case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In an interview with Q magazine, the pop star said that she has an “OCD side” while out on tour, and that she will “freak out” if there’s broken make-up in her purse or if pet fur gets on her clothes, and that she can’t stand to see “a pair of sunglasses with fingerprints on them.”
KATY TO SING TO RUSSELL ON WEDDING DAY?
It seems that Katy Perry has something special lined up for Russell Brand on their wedding day. ContactMusic.com reports that the pop star “has written a love song” for her comedian fiancÃ©, and that “she’s planning to sing it to him right after they exchange vows.” A source told the site that Katy wants to express her love of Russell with “romantic lyrics.” The couple is set to tie the knot later this year.
DRAKE READIES UPCOMING R&B MIXTAPE
After gaining a strong fan base from his mixtapes, particularly So Far Gone, Drake told MTV News he’s currently working on a new project. The rapper, who recently went platinum for Thank Me Later, explained the tape will be a “great body of work.” Drizzy added, “I’m gonna do it like I did with all my other tapes…I feel the people deserve it.” He promises fans will be able to download the untitled mixtape for free “very soon.”
CHRIS BROWN READIES NEW ALBUM!
Chris Brown took to his Twitter page to announce some great news. After releasing his Graffiti album nearly nine months ago, the R&B singer tweeted: “My new album will come next year or sooner but in the meantime, ‘I MIGHT’ do something special for yall again!!!” Hmmm, perhaps he’ll release another mixtape before his fourth studio effort? In any case, the news comes just weeks before the fallen pop star’s new action film, Takers, is scheduled to hit theaters.
Do you think Brown’s forthcoming project will be greatly received?
NICKI MINAJ NAMES DEBUT ALBUM
According to her official Twitter page, Nicki Minaj has reportedly announced that her debut album will be titled Pink Friday. The “Your Love” singer’s disc is scheduled to arrive just three days before Black Friday, which is the biggest shopping day of the year. Lil Wayne’s protÃ©gÃ© will unleash her first effort on November 23rd.
NEW LIL WAYNE AND DRAKE COLLAB!
The first single off Lil Wayne’s upcoming I’m Not A Human Being EP surfaced late on Tuesday night. The new track is called “Right Above It” and includes a verse from Drake. While Weezy isn’t expected to be released from prison until late October, his highly anticipated project is slated to land on his birthday, September 27th.
FACT: Lil Wayne will be a free man in 92 days!
CHRIS BROWN REMIXES NICKI’S “YOUR LOVE”
After Rick Ross and Jay Sean laid down their own verses to Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love” single, Chris Brown is the latest to put his own stamp on the track. He tweeted: “I just smashed this beat!!! Your Love Remix Done!!! For the ladies.”
GO BEHIND THE SCENES FOR KANYE’S “POWER”
Just when we started wondering about the status of Kanye West’s “Power” video, the rapper has released a behind-the-scenes look of what fans can expect. The visual for Ye’s first single off his yet-to-be-titled fourth album was directed by Marco Brambilla. Check out the footage today on YouTube!
You can see the video for “Power” when it debuts tonight at 11 on MTV.
VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U53uaDbHL28
WYCLEF TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF HAITI
According to CNN, Wyclef Jean is expected to appear on Larry King Live tonight to announce his bid to run for the presidency of Haiti. We previously reported that the GRAMMY winner already completed the necessary paperwork for candidacy in the November 28th presidential election. Be sure to tune in to see for yourself if the entertainer will become a potential candidate. Check local listings for times.
NEW KINGS OF LEON ALBUM OUT IN OCTOBER
It’s official! Kings of Leon will release their new album on October 19th. The band’s highly anticipated disc is titled Come Around Sundown and was recorded at Avatar Studios in New York City. Kings have been playing tracks off the album live since they kicked off a North American tour in June.
PERRY TALKS ABOUT TYLER’S POSSIBLE IDOL GIG
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler recently told press outside of an afterparty following the band’s show in Vegas that he plans to be a judge on American Idol. It turns out that this was all news to guitarist Joe Perry. The rocker revealed to the Boston Herald that not only did he not know about the afterparty, but he had no idea about Tyler allegedly taking the gig. Joe stated, “I found out on the Internet like the rest of the world.” He added, “After working with me for 40 years, he couldn’t tell me about this?” Perry explained that if it is indeed a done deal, as Steven said it is, it would affect the group and the future plans of Aerosmith’s members. When Joe asked Steven about it, Tyler said he was instructed not to discuss it. There’s been no official word from Idol yet if the singer is doing the job, but you can read more about Joe at BostonHerald.com.