JUSTIN BIEBER UPDATE
As we reported over the weekend, Justin Bieber was forced to cancel his concert at the New York State Fair in Syracuse due to illness. According to the fair’s website, Bieber rescheduled the show for Wednesday. Because of the switch, promoters were also forced to push Wednesday’s previously scheduled Bieber show at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire to December 9th. The New York Daily News reported that the singer’s spokesperson vowed that tonight’s Madison Square Garden show will go on, which is good news for fans who were hoping to be part of Bieber’s 3-D movie, which is slated to take place at the concert.
TWEET: Monday afternoon Beiber tweeted that he is still not feeling well, “Not 100 percent but gonna see the doc again and try and get the go ahead. Wish me luck.”
NEW KANYE, BIEBER AND RAEKWON!
The most unlikely collaboration between Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Raekwon has just surfaced online. The triple threat comes together on a remixed version of the pop star’s “Runaway Love” from My World 2.0. ‘Ye produced the cut, which samples “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit.” Check it out now!
SONG LINK: http://usershare.net/09tqnfix18qc
CEE-LO’S “F**K YOU” HITTING THE AIRWAVES
After over 2.8-million YouTube views since it was uploaded back on August 20th, Cee-Lo Green’s viral hit “F**k You” is making its way to radio. According to Billboard, Elektra/Roadrunner Records has serviced a profanity-free version of the song to stations. The song is the first single from the Gnarls Barkley and Goodie Mob member’s forthcoming third solo album, The Lady Killer, due in December. The tune was co-written and produced by the Smeezingtons, featuring Green’s Elektra labelmate Bruno Mars. The song is available at all digital retailers now, a CD single will follow exclusively at independent record stores September 21st and the clean edit will arrive at retail later this fall. The Lady Killer is set to arrive in stores on December 7th.
JOJO READIES NEW MIXTAPE!
Rap-Up.com has learned that JoJo has issued a new song called “In The Dark” from her mixtape, Can’t Take That Away From Me. While the project won’t surface online until September 7th, you can download the first offering today! The mixtape is designed to tide people over until the singer’s third studio album, All I Want Is Everything, drops later this year.
SONG LINK: http://usershare.net/Rap-Up/29twlx3a0flo
MADONNA & GAGA TO TOUR? PROBABLY NOT
There is almost no chance of it actually happening, but wouldn’t it be amazing if it did? According to British paper News of the World, Madonna is “absolutely obsessed” with Lady Gaga — so much so that she’ll do anything to get the pop star to come out on her next world tour. A source said that “basically Gaga can name her price.” But according to PerezHilton.com, Madonna’s publicist has unfortunately denied the paper’s claim.
KATY PERRY, TV STAR?
Katy Perry, TV Star? According to DigitalSpy.com, the “California Gurls” singer is a “target” for British TV station ITV2. A representative from the channel said that Katy is “brilliant, a bulls-eye person,” and that they are talking to her management about “various shows.”
GAGA DOESN’T WANT TO BE RICH
Some artists make music because it will make them rich, but Lady Gaga definitely isn’t one of them. According to ContactMusic.com, the pop star was recently quoted as saying that she has “spent every dollar” that she’s made from music and that if it’s not being used to help her on-stage performance she doesn’t want it. Read more at ContactMusic.com.
ROSH HASHANAH GAGA
The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner, and what better way to get ready than by doing a little dance number to Lady Gaga’s hit song “Telephone.” Check out the video of some synagogue members getting down on YouTube now.
LIFEHOUSE LOVE TWITTER
Lots of bands enjoy using Twitter to keep in touch with their fans, and Lifehouse are no different. Frontman Jason Wade told us that the rockers are huge fans of the social networking site (See Related Cut #2). Follow the band at Twitter.com/LifehouseMusic.
BONAS JONAS BACK IN CAMP ROCK 2!
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam premieres this Friday on the Disney channel. Fans who tune in will get some “Bonus Jonas,” as the fourth Jonas brother, nine-year-old Frankie, has a part in the sequel to the hit 2008 flick Camp Rock. His co-star, Demi Lovato, says that the kid has some serious swagger. She stated, “He’s got swag like Justin Bieber and he rocks out like Mick Jagger, so he’s kind of a combination of the two. He’s kind of like the ultimate rock star. Watch out, Justin Timberlake!” Frankie Jonas voiced a lead character in the Disney film Ponyo, which was released two years ago. He would love to pursue more acting and – of course – a music career. You can see more of Frankie Jonas in Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam this Friday on the Disney channel.
SLASH FILMS VIDEO WITH FERGIE
Slash spent Friday with singer Fergie, filming the video to his song with her, “Beautiful Dangerous.” The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist tweeted that the concept of the clip is “twisted” and was actually Fergie’s idea. He later wrote that Fergie “is pulling out all the stops” for the video and shows a side of her “not too often seen.” No word on when the visual will be available but you can stay up to date by following Slash at Twitter.com/Slash.
T.I. TALKS TAKERS FILM
If you didn’t get a chance to see Takers over the weekend, you are missing out. We caught up with T.I. to find out how he was able to deliver such a convincing performance and what it was like working with Chris Brown, Idris Elba and the rest of the cast (See Related Cut #5 & #6). The action flick, which also stars Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Jay Hernandez and Zoe Saldana, came in at number two on this weekend’s box office, earning 21-million dollars. Be sure to check it out today!
In related news, you can watch Vh1 Storytellers: T.I. when it airs Friday, December 10th at 11 PM Eastern on Vh1.
BRANDY AND RAY J RETURNING SOON!
Here’s a friendly reminder: the second season of Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business begins later this fall. If you couldn’t get enough of the Norwood family, be sure to catch the premiere of the Vh1 reality show on Sunday, October 24th at 10:30 PM Eastern.
YET ANOTHER SONG FROM SARA BAREILLES
Sara Bareilles just can’t stop previewing songs from her new album. You can already hear three tracks from Kaleidoscope Heart — which comes out a week from today — and now you can hear a fourth: a tune called “Gonna Get Over You.” Listen now at SaraBMusic.com.
BAREILLES’ VIDEO IS MOST VIEWED
If what Sara Bareilles says on her Twitter account is true, then yesterday was a pretty cool day for the young singer-songwriter. The “Love Song” singer wrote that the video of her cover of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” has become Billboard.com’s most viewed ever. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out on the website now.
LILY ALLEN LOVES MICHAEL BUBLE
Michael Buble has another singer-songwriter that is a pretty huge fan. Lily Allen wrote on Twitter over the weekend that she is quite fond of the Canadian crooner, writing simply, “I love Michael Buble.” Follow Lily at Twitter.com/LilyRoseAllen.
U2 AND MORE FEATURED IN IRISH MUSIC DOC
Rolling Stone reports that U2, Glen Hansard and Damien Rice are set to appear in the second installment of an Irish documentary series. Part one of the series, which is titled Music of Ireland — Welcome Home and Welcome to America, aired back in February. Part two is set to air this fall on PBS. Fans can buy the series and its soundtracks starting today.
U2 TEAMS UP WITH NASA
U2 are known for always pushing the boundaries and their latest project finds them in space. Well, sort of. The Irish superstars have teamed up with NASA to record a video segment for their current 360 º tour. NASA say the out-of-this-world video piece shown at U2 concerts helps people learn more about the International Space Station. The astronauts featured in the clip even had the chance to meet the band in Moscow at a show last week. Learn more at U2.com now.
PARAMORE HEAD TO VMAS
Just in case you haven’t heard, Paramore is set to rock the VMAs. The band will perform at the show alongside Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Florence and the Machine and more. The guys are also up for Best Rock Video for their “Ignorance” clip. Be sure to check it all out when the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards air live from Los Angeles, Sunday, September 12th at 9 PM Eastern on MTV.
SWIFT DISCUSSES NEW SONGS ON SPEAK NOW
Taylor Swift is known for writing lyrics that address her personal life, and her third album, Speak Now, is no exception. Taylor dished to Entertainment Weekly about the story behind the lyrics of two songs we can expect on the disc. She wrote 30 songs for the record, but only 14 made the cut. Taylor says “The Story Behind Us” describes “the anxiety, conflict, and awkwardness you feel when running into an ex in public.” “Back to December” is the first song Taylor has written apologizing to a boy. She says, “I was careless with a boy’s heart, and I shouldn’t have been.” Taylor reportedly broke-up with Valentine’s Day co-star Taylor Lautner in December. Speak Now will be released October 25th.
NICKI LIKES CHARLIZE THERON
During an interview with People magazine, Nicki Minaj confessed that she has a crush on actress Charlize Theron. The “Your Love” rapper explained, “She’s a bad bitch” adding, “She’s really, really perky.” The Young Money leading lady also spilled that she had a fondness for Die Hard actor Bruce Willis and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. Visit People.com to read the full interview now!
MEL B AND HUSBAND GETTING DIVORCED?
Could Melanie Brown’s relationship with husband Stephen Belafonte be over? According to British paper the Mirror, the Spice Girl’s spouse spoke to a lawyer in L-A about a divorce. He reportedly said that Brown will be returning to the U-K soon and that he won’t be with her. Learn more at Mirror.co.uk.