TAYLOR SWIFT IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Taylor Swift is featured in the new People magazine, discussing one of her new favorite instruments as well as her other personal interests. While recording her new album, Speak Now, Taylor tried out the cello, and describes the sound as, “So inspiring, so full. It can make you cry- it’s like it has feelings.” During her downtime, Taylor likes to attend the Nashville Predators hockey games, even though she gets stressed out when they start to fight. Taylor also said that although one of her favorite places is the beach, she is scared of seaweed. Swift explained, “If you get it on your face, you immediately think it’s a creature. And even after you realize it’s just seaweed it’s still slimy and gross.”
SELENA GOMEZ COVERS TAYLOR SWIFT
One of Taylor Swift’s best friends, Selena Gomez, has added one of Taylor’s hits to her playlist for her summer concert tour. This weekend, Selena covered “You Belong With Me” at the Musikfest concert in Pennsylvania, as well as at her show at the Indiana State Fair. Selena described her friendship with Taylor to M Magazine saying, “I feel like I’ve known her for ten years…Taylor is the only sister I’ve ever had.”
SWIFT’S DIRECTOR BLOGS ABOUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Roman White, the director of Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Mine,” blogged about shooting the clip in Portland, Maine and also wrote about how much fun he had on the video shoot. The video is officially done and apparently a lot of lobsters were eaten in the production process. The shoot took place on a private two-thousand acre estate, a private beach, and also in a small harbor town. Roman said, “I’ve honestly never had a better time on a shoot. Was it crazy hot? Yes. Were there tons of bugs? Yes. Was all of this offset by the insanely gorgeous scenery? 100-percent Yes!” Roman also shot Taylor’s music videos for “You Belong With Me” and “Fifteen.”
LADY ANTEBELLUM APOLOGIZES TO FANS
Lady Antebellum recorded a special message for fans in Springfield, Illinois after their Illinois State Fair concert was cancelled this past weekend. The band was told they weren’t allowed to take the stage due to severe weather. Charles Kelly said the festival was one of their favorite places to play, and this was the first time a show has been cancelled. They promise fans they will reschedule the show as soon as they can.
MADONNA CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY
Madonna was spotted out celebrating her 52nd birthday over the weekend in London. According to British paper the Daily Mail, the Queen of Pop was seen arriving at a party holding a purse with a crucifix on it and with daughter Lourdes and boyfriend Jesus Luz in tow. See some pictures now at DailyMail.co.uk.
GET YOUR JOSS STONE BOOTS
The wait to get a pair of Joss Stone designed boots is almost over. According to SingersRoom.com, the singer-songwriter is putting out two different models next month, which will sell for 209 and 149-dollars respectively. Stone has said that the inspiration for the boots came from being out on tour and needing something casual to go out in. The footwear is being released in conjunction with Nine West and all proceeds from sales go directly to the charity Soles4Shoes.
KATY PERRY CRASHES AN AUSTRALIAN PROM
Katy Perry made sure that some Australian high school students had the prom of a lifetime. According to RadarOnline.com, the pop star crashed Melbourne High School’s formal on Friday because it happened to be at the same hotel where she was staying while in Australia. Perry apparently heard her song “California Gurls” playing so she grabbed a mic and started singing along. A student told the website that Perry was “dancing and laughing with students until the end of the song” and that “everyone went nuts and it was the perfect ending” to the prom.
LILY ALLEN SAYS SHE DIDN’T CANCEL
British paper the Daily Mail said that newly pregnant Lily Allen didn’t show up for her appearance at the Vintage at Goodwood show to help launch her new clothing line, but the singer-songwriter begs to differ. It’s true that Allen was a no-show, but she wrote on Twitter that it’s because they cancelled the appearance “months ago.” Allen was apparently pretty busy on the social networking site, because later yesterday she asked for suggestions about which “mum car” she should get for her new baby.
KATY PERRY REVEALS HER ALIAS
When you’re as famous as Katy Perry, it makes sense that you have to use an alias while checking into different hotels around the world. But it seems that the one Katy has been using is a little strange. The pop star told The Sun that she’s been using the name “Jerri Blank,” who of course is the main character of the TV show Strangers with Candy starring Amy Sedaris. Perry joked that maybe it’s to get inspired to “follow her lead and end up back in school some time,” just as “Jerri Blank” did on the show. Perry also said that now that she’s revealed her alias, she’s “going to have to come up with a good one now to replace it.”
KANYE FOLLOWS JUSTIN BIEBER ON TWITTER
Kanye West has over 670-thousand followers on Twitter and hasn’t followed anyone for the past month, until now. The rapper has decided to follow only one person: Justin Bieber. The two entertainers have gone back and forth about loving each other’s music, even tweeting about wanting to collaborate with Raekwon. Head over to their official pages to read their posts now.
NICOLE FROM PCD ONLY WEARS VICTORIA BECKHAM
Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has been spotted wearing a few different dresses designed by Victoria Beckham while appearing as a guest judge on British TV show The X-Factor and one website seems to know why. GraziaDaily.co.uk reports that Nicole has come to an agreement to solely wear clothes made by the former Spice Girl for her entire time on the hit program.
WHEN KATY PERRY WAS KATY HUDSON
Before Katy Perry was a pop star, she was Katy Hudson, a teenage gospel singer. Mandy Collinger Parsons, who worked for the record label that put out Perry’s 2001 album Katy Hudson, told the New York Post that even though Katy is very different now, everything that Parsons has seen lately is “consistent with the girl” that she knew ten years ago. Parsons said that Perry was “always playful and into fantasy and glamour.” Read more at NYPost.com.
LINKIN PARK TO DEBUT “THE CATALYST” VIDEO
Next week, Linkin Park will debut the video for their latest single, “The Catalyst.” Bassist David “Phoenix” Farrell spoke to MTV News about the clip and said there is a lot of energy in the video and that it’s very different than their previous work. The group once again went in house, having member Joseph Hahn direct the video. “The Catalyst” is off Linkin Park’s upcoming new album, A Thousand Suns, which comes out on September 14th. The video for “The Catalyst” makes its debut on MTV.com on August 26th.
GREEN DAY TO PLAY HALFTIME SHOW AT JETS GAME
Green Day are set to hit the football field. The band is scheduled to play during the New York Jets’ regular-season opener against the Baltimore Ravens on September 13th at the new Meadowlands Stadium. Green Day will perform “Last of the American Girls” alongside the cast of their American Idiot Broadway show.
BEYONCE TALKS BEING A HOUSEWIFE
Beyonce recently sat down with People magazine to talk about the inspiration for her latest music video, “Why Don’t You Love Me.” Jay-Z’s wife said the concept reflects her slowing down “to take a break” and be at home. In the clip, Bey portrays “B.B. Homemaker” and explained, “It could be nice to give a little wink toward the things that I’ve been doing, so that’s why I’m a housewife in the video.” The song is being used for the fall campaign for Beyonce’s House of DerÃ©on clothing line.
JANET JACKSON TO WORK WITH GAGA?
In the latest issue of Metro magazine, Janet Jackson admits that she’s a big Lady Gaga fan. The 44-year-old explained, “What I love about Gaga is her story, where she came from. Before she made it, before anyone knew who she was, I knew who she was and, to see her finally make it, I was so happy.” Jackson also spilled that if she got the chance to “work together” with Gaga “that would be cool.”
TREY SONGZ’S SNEAK PEEK OF “BOTTOMS UP”
Rap-Up.com reports Trey Songz has leaked a teaser clip for his new single, “Bottoms Up” with Nicki Minaj. The R&B singer gives a lengthy preview of what fans can expect from the Anthony Mandler-directed video. Check out the sneak peek now!
The single is lifted from Trey’s upcoming Passion, Pain & Pleasure album, which will arrive September 14th.
VIDEO LINK: http://vimeo.com/14183974
STROKES SINGER TO TAKE ON METS THEME SONG?
The Strokes are supposed to be working on a new album, but it seems singer Julian Casablancas has his heart set on another project. Casablancas revealed that he’d like to write a theme song for the New York Mets. Keith Hernandez, who played on the team, said he’d “get a kick” out of hearing what Casablancas would do with the song. The Strokes singer also stated he’d like to produce a Pearl Jam song. We’ll keep you posted.
HOW ARCADE FIRE MADE IT TO THE TOP
Arcade Fire are on top of the world right now with their third album, The Suburbs, sitting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. So how did the little indie band that could make it all the way to the top? Rolling Stone reports that the Canadian band sold 62 percent of their first week in digital purchase, aided by an Amazon promotion offering downloads of the album for $3.99. Arcade Fire play the Leeds festival in England on August 27th.
LIL WAYNE DRINKS KOOL-AID IN JAIL?
TMZ has obtained Lil Wayne’s food order from Riker’s Island last month and reports the rapper is eating pretty well in prison. Apparently, Wayne is allowed to have Ramen soup, Ruffles potato chips and Kool-Aid! To get new updates on what life is like for the Young Money general, visit WeezyThanxYou.com today.
LIL WAYNE GETS SUED AGAIN!
According to TheBoomBox.com, Lil Wayne is facing a new lawsuit from his former manager, Melissa Philipian. Interestingly enough, this is the second time Philipian has sued the rap star — previously winning 375-thousand out of court for breach of contract. This time, Weezy is being accused of owing over 500-thousand in commissions, in addition to 15 percent of his total earnings in 2006. Further, Melissa claims that she was “blackballed” by Wayne since she hasn’t been hired by any other celebrities. The rapper is yet to respond to the allegations.