JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND FRIENDS BENEFIT!
Justin Timberlake will bring the Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special Evening Benefiting Shriner’s Hospitals for Children event back to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Theatre For The Performing Arts in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 23rd. The evening will feature performances from Christina Aguilera, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lady Antebellum, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena Gomez & The Scene, T-Pain and more.
TICKETS! Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM Pacific at Ticketmaster.com and range in price from 100 to 500 dollars.
GOLF TOURNAMENT! Justin Timberlake will also host a golf tournament, The Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open.
GAGA’S TOUR TO MAKE 200-MILLION BUCKS
Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour has been one of the most successful treks in recent history, but it’s pretty shocking to learn just how popular it’s been. According to estimates by Billboard, the “Bad Romance” singer’s world tour will have grossed almost 200-million dollars by the time she wraps it up. Fortunately for all the little monsters out there, it’s still going strong and Gaga has plans to keep the tour on the road well into 2011.
KYLIE MINOGUE RARE AND UNSEEN DVD
Kylie Minogue fans who want to gain new insight on the Australian singer’s life are in luck. The next title in the Rare and Unseen series features Minogue and chronicles her career. The DVD includes her first ever TV appearance, lost and now restored interviews and more. The Kylie: Rare and Unseen DVD is available October 19th.
BRITNEY SPEARS TO APPEAR ON GLEE
Britney Spears will appear on an episode of the hit show Glee during its upcoming second season. On her Twitter page Wednesday morning, Britney posted photos of herself from the set of Glee and tweeted, “Ehat’s up GLEEKS? Having so much fun on the set!! Can’t wait for you guys to see the episode!” The Spears-episode will be devoted to the pop star’s music, much like other Glee tribute shows like the ones to the music of Madonna and Lady Gaga, although neither of them appeared on the show. The date for the Britney Spears episode has not been announced.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEMI LOVATO
Demi Lovato turns 18 years old today! The singer and actress is out on the road with the Jonas Brothers and plays the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York tomorrow and Sunday night.
RICKY MARTIN MEMOIR
Ricky Martin will release his memoir in November. The book, which is titled Me, will be published in both English and Spanish. In it, Martin opens up for the first time about his early childhood, his experiences in the renowned boy band Menudo, the challenges of increased fame that came with the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” phenomenon, his continued growth as a musician, and his unique personal connection with millions of fans around the world. He also delves into coming to terms with his sexuality, becoming a father and devoting himself to helping children around the world. Martin has sold over 60-million albums worldwide.
STATEMENT! Ricky Martin released this statement: “Writing this book allowed me to explore the different paths and experiences that have led me to be who I am today. I’ve had to tie up loose ends that I’d never attempted to tie up before, to work deeply into memories that were already erased from my mind. Allowing myself to do this was not easy, but once I started an incredible spiritual healing began….. and I wanted to share my sense of discovery.”
PARAMORE BRINGS B.o.B OUT ON THE ROAD
Paramore singer Hayley Williams has a huge hit right now with rapper B.o.B. with the track “Airplanes.” The pair didn’t even meet before the song became so huge, but they’ll be spending lots of time together soon. That’s because B.o.B. is set to open for the rock band on their upcoming U-K tour. Fans can find out more right now at Paramore.net.
JOHN MAYER WANTS TO DATE HEIDI MONTAG?
Does John Mayer want to date Heidi Montag? According to Reveal, a friend of the MTV star said that “John has already started flirting and asking her out,” but that Heidi is hesitant because his “reputation is a bit of a turn-off.” The source also added that at heart, Heidi is “a very conservative, old-fashioned girl from Colorado.” Montag is reportedly in the process of getting a divorce from husband and reality TV co-star Spencer Pratt.
THE SCRIPT TALK ALBUM, NEW WEBSITE
The Script have a brand new website and to celebrate its launch, the Irish rockers posted a video blog and talked a little about their new album, Science & Faith. Guitarist Mark Sheehan even calls the effort “the best album” of their lives. Check out the blog and see the new site at TheScriptMusic.com.
MICHAEL FRANTI CHECKS IN
Michael Franti’s new album, The Sound of Sunshine, isn’t out until September 21st, but the singer-songwriter has been keeping his fans updated with video blogs throughout his whole time in the studio. He just posted another, which shows him and his band working on recording the tune “Shake It.” The song is available for download on iTunes now.
WILL.I.AM & CHERYL COLE NOT DATING
A little while back, there were rumors about British pop star Cheryl Cole dating Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, and now gossip sites are running rampant with the news that Cheryl is hooking up with Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough. But according to the paper the Daily Star, both stories are nothing more than diversions so that Cole can date one of her backup dancers without the paparazzi being in their business. Learn more at NME.com.
KATY PERRY FEELS LIKE ELVIS’ WIFE
Katy Perry has compared her relationship with Russell Brand to that of Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla. In an interview with USA Today, the pop star said that she’s “wildly attracted” to Brand, and that she feels a “little bit like Elvis Presley’s wife Priscilla. It’s been so lovely.” As if that weren’t enough, she also said that her relationship with the comedian is “a complete ongoing episode of I Love Lucy.”
LAMBERT MAKES OUT WITH FANS
Adam Lambert loves getting up close and personal with his fans — really, really close. At a recent show in Providence, Rhode Island, the former American Idol runner-up leaned over the front row from the stage and kissed two different audience members. He later wrote on Twitter that “TongueDiving is the new StageDiving.” See video of the kisses, as well as Lambert performing a cover of the Tears For Fears classic “Mad World,” on YouTube now.
DIRECT LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdOQV4pdX5I
COLBIE ON TV SUNDAY, TALKS TAYLOR SWIFT
This Sunday, Colbie Caillat will be performing on A&E’s Private Sessions. Not only does the singer-songwriter sit down for an interview, but she’s also playing a bevy of hits, including “Bubbly” and “Falling For You.” There are also special guest appearances by former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, who Colbie told us is one of her good friends (See Related Cut #4). Be sure to tune in to A&E’s Private Sessions this Sunday morning at 9 AM Eastern.
TIDBIT: Next Sunday’s episode features Natasha Bedingfield.
JOHN MAYER TO BE HONORED BY VH1
John Mayer is going to be honored by the Vh1 Save The Music Foundation. According to a press release, the singer-songwriter will be recognized for his service as an advocate for youth arts and music programs, as well as for his use of the spotlight to bring attention to the importance of arts education. The Vh1 Save The Music Foundation 2010 Gala will take place on Monday, November 8th in New York City. Learn more at Vh1SaveTheMusic.com/Gala2010.
MARIAH TO DROP HOLIDAY ALBUM SOON!
According to PerezHilton.com, Mariah Carey is expected to release a new Christmas album. The diva is reportedly preparing to record six new original songs as well as older material, including a new remix of her classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The project will arrive in stores on November 2nd.
The songbird’s last Christmas album was released on November 1st, 1994 and sold over 12-million copies worldwide. It’s considered to be one of the best-selling holiday records every released.
BEYONCE’S HOUSE OF DEREON STEALING DESIGNS?
Beyonce has been accused of stealing again, only this time it’s not over songwriting credits. The singer’s House Of Dereon fall line has similar leggings as ones designed by Iceland’s E-label. SingersRoom.com reports Bey is potentially facing a lawsuit after she was photographed purchasing the exact pair from the Topshop in London last November.
NE-YO WANTS TO MAKE HATS
According to MTV News, Ne-Yo is looking to capitalize on his signature accessory: hats. The “Champagne Life” singer explains that he’s been “talking to some people about doing a hat line, in that the hat is what I’m most known for. Weird, right? That the hat is more popular than the music?” Yesterday, we reported that Ne-Yo started to wear hats when he began losing his hair at age 13. In addition, fans can expect the entertainer to issue a fragrance line in the near future.
GEORGE MICHAEL ON GLEE UPDATE
There have been talks about George Michael appearing on the upcoming season of Glee, but it seems that it may only be his music and not the pop star himself. According to E! Online, show creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that they will indeed be using songs from the ‘80s icon, but that he doesn’t think “George Michael will be on per se.” On the other hand, Britney Spears will not only have an episode featuring her tunes next season, but will be appearing on the show as well.
COLDPLAY EXTENDS DEAL
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coldplay have extended their contract with Universal Music Publishing to cover the band’s upcoming music. The British group is currently working on a new album, expected out next year.
LINKIN PARK CELEBRATE ALBUM RELEASE IN NEW YORK
Linkin Park will be celebrating the release of their new album, A Thousand Suns, on September 14th. To mark the big day, the band will be playing a special show at the Best Buy Theatre in New York City. Fans can learn more about the special gig now at LinkinPark.com.
CHRISTINA DOING PRIVATE GIGS?
According to Yahoo’s U-K web site, Christina Aguilera will start doing private gigs at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs following the cancellation of her U-S tour and the debatable poor sales of her album Bionic. The album became the lowest-selling number one record in eight years in the U-K and soon dropped off of the charts. According to the site, sources told Now magazine that Aguilera is charging the equivalent of 250-thousand dollars per appearance. Aguilera’s Bionic album fell one spot to number 83 on the Billboard album chart and has sold 224-thouand copies since its release ten weeks ago.
LAURYN HILL ON BILLBOARD CHARTS
According to MTV News, Lauryn Hill’s new song, “Repercussions,” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — the first time one of the singer’s tracks made the list in over a decade. The previously unreleased song, which entered at number 94, is rumored to be the first offering from the Hill’s long-awaited comeback album. 1999’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low” was the last song to appear on the Billboard chart.
EMINEM ADDRESSES WHEN HE’LL RETIRE
In Vibe’s new Juice issue, Eminem spoke on when he’ll consider retiring from hip hop. The rapper, who just went double platinum for Recovery, stated that he “honestly [doesn’t] know how much longer [he] has in this game.” Em said he’ll “always love hip-hop,” but “the day that this is not better than the last will probably be the day I stop.” Slim Shady concluded with: “You don’t know how long people are going to want you around…Realistically, if I don’t rap, what the f**k am I going to do? It’s too late to be unfamous at this point.”