GAGA BREAKS UP A FIGHT
Lady Gaga doesn’t just perform onstage — she breaks up fights from there too. According to ContactMusic.com, at her show Tuesday night in Washington, D-C, a fight broke out while she was performing her tune “Just Dance.” Gaga halted the music and said, “Stop fighting. Do not fight at this show.” This got cheers from the audience and apparently stopped the tussle. Gaga has a few days off before doing a pair of shows in Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday.
GAGA ANGERS PETA
Lady Gaga has angered PETA. According to Billboard, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are upset that the pop star posed for the cover of Japanese Vogue wearing nothing but raw meat. PETA issued a statement saying, “No matter how beautifully it is presented, flesh from a tortured animal is flesh from a tortured animal.” Read more at Billboard.com.
NEW ALBUM FROM NATASHA BEDINGFIELD
Natasha Bedingfield has just announced details regarding her new album. It’s going to be titled Strip Me and is due out on November 9th. The record will contain 13 tracks and includes production from Ryan Tedder among others. Learn more about Strip Me at NatashaBedingfield.com.
JUSTIN BIEBER A TON OF TWITTER TRAFFIC
Justin Bieber is responsible for three percent of the infrastructure on Twitter, according to Dustin Curtis, a designer for the website. Curtis added that there are racks of servers dedicated to the teen sensation. Bieber has over five-million followers on Twitter and he is often a trending topic on the site. Other stars that get a lot of Twitter traffic include Ashton Kutcher, who famously was the first to have one-million followers, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian. Bieber will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night at 9 on MTV.
KATY PERRY DETHRONES EMINEM ON HOT 100 CHART
Katy Perry scores back-to-back number one songs, as “Teenage Dream” tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The last female artist to post successive chart-topping singles was Lady Gaga, who took her first two entries, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” to the summit in the first half of 2009. According to Billboard, Perry spent six weeks at number one with her last single, “California Gurls.” Perry’s return to the top ends Eminem’s seven week reign at the summit as “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna slips to number two.
MILEY’S NEW TATTOO!
A new photo has surfaced showing Miley Cyrus sporting a new tattoo. The singer now has a heart tattooed on her pinky finger on her right hand. It is the third tattoo for the 17-year-old, who also has “Just Breathe” on her chest and “Love” tattooed on her ear.
DISTURBED TOPS ALBUM CHART
Disturbed’s Asylum tops the Billboard album chart selling over 179-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the rock band’s fourth consecutive chart-topping album, which ties a record set by both Metallica and Dave Matthews Band. The Now 35 compilation comes in at number two, selling over 105-thousand copies. Eminem’s Recovery holds at number three, last week’s number one album, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, slips to number four and Fantasia’s Back To Me drops three spots to number five.
WILLOW SMITH DEBUTS
According to Rap-Up.com, Willow Smith has release her first single as she enters the music business. The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith channels her inner-Rihanna on a song called “Whip My Hair.” It’s unknown if the up-tempo club record is off an upcoming mixtape or studio album. We’ll keep you posted!
BRUNO MARS DROPS NEW VIDEO
According to Rap-Up.com, Bruno Mars has released the video for “Just the Way You Are,” which served as the lead single from his upcoming debut album, titled Doo-Wops & Hooligans. While the effort won’t land until October 5th, you can watch the Ethan Lader-directed clip via Bruno’s official fansite now. In related news, you can expect the Hawaiian native to perform during the 2010 VMAs, which air live at 9 PM Eastern this Sunday.
NICKI MINAJ EXPLAINS BARBIE MOVEMENT
Ever since Nicki Minaj exploded on the scene, she’s gained a large fanbase in a short amount of time with the Barbie movement. Similar to Lady Gaga’s “little monsters,” the leading lady of Young Money affectionately calls all her followers “Barbie’s.” We caught up with her to find out how she came up with the label (See Related Cut #8). The fem-cee has over a million people following her on Twitter and even has a site dedicated to all of her Barbies. You can join it today via NickiMinajBarbies.com.
COLBIE IS IN REHEARSALS
Colbie Caillat is going to be taping a concert for a DVD special next week in New York City, and the singer-songwriter isn’t going into the show ill prepared. The “Bubbly” singer wrote on her Twitter account that she’s having “rehearsals” for the gig, and that even though she’s excited, she’s “not ready to leave” her home in Malibu, California quite yet. Learn more about the DVD taping at ColbieCaillat.com.
LIFEHOUSE ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS
Lifehouse bassist Bryce Soderberg was up late on Tuesday night and decided to answer some fan-submitted questions on the band’s Twitter account. Bryce spoke about many topics, including what they are thinking about adding to their set-list the next time they hit the road, what they have on their rider, and much more. Read it at Twitter.com/LifehouseMusic.
KATY PERRY WANTS TO PERFORM AT SIMON COWELL’S WEDDING
Katy Perry wants to perform at Simon Cowell’s wedding. The two became close when she filled in this summer on The X-Factor, and the pop star told British magazine Now that she would “love to perform” a duet with Cheryl Cole when the former American Idol judge ties the knot with Mezhgan Hussainy. She said, “What else do you get the man who has everything?”
USHER ANNOUNCES OMG TOUR
We’ve just learned Usher is gearing up to hit the road for what’s being dubbed the OMG tour. To further promote his Raymond v. Raymond and Versus EP, the “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” singer is expected to kick off the outing on November 10th at Seattle’s KeyArena. He will hit major cities including Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta and New York before wrapping up on December 18th in Hartford, Connecticut. Visit his official website to view a complete list of tour dates today!
SEE NEW KINGS OF LEON VIDEO NOW
The wait is over for Kings of Leon fans. The band has uploaded the song and video for their brand new single. The track is called “Radioactive” and is the first single off the Kings’ upcoming new album, Come Around Sundown. The clip can be seen now at KingsOfLeon.com. Come Around Sundown comes out on October 19th.
LIL WAYNE GETTING SPECIAL TREATMENT?
Lil Wayne is serving a one-year sentence for gun possession charges, however he may have it easier in prison than we think. According to the New York Post, a Rikers prison corrections officer named Latanya Brown is currently under investigation for allegedly giving the rap icon preferential treatment. The female captain is rumored to have allowed Weezy to remain inside his cell instead of going to the yard with other inmates. She’s also being questioned about the significant amount of time she’s spent with him. We’ll keep you posted with more information.
Last April, a Rikers guard was fired for allegedly spying on Lil Wayne.
CHRIS BROWN SPOTTED WITH NEW BOO
Chris Brown was recently spotted at Miami Beach with friends earlier this week. What’s more interesting is the new blonde lady friend he was snapped frolicking in the ocean with. Gossip sites report the girl is Deanna “Miss Dade County” Pena and the same female he’s tweeted about. She’s also said to have appeared in the R&B singer’s “Kiss Kiss” video with T-Pain. Visit TheYBF.com to see photos of Breezy and his new girlfriend.
RIHANNA’S TATTOO NOT REAL!
According to UsMagazine.com, the new ink on Rihanna’s right thigh is not real. There was rumor that the pop singer’s massive pistol tattoo was permanent, but a source close to Ri Ri explained she was wearing the temporary tat for her role in the upcoming action movie Battleship — which is being shot in Hawaii. Mystery solved.
MICHAEL BUBLE TURNS 35
Michael Buble has a new song out called “Hollywood,” a European tour that’s about to kick off, and if all that weren’t enough, it’s also his birthday. Today, the crooner turns 35 years old, so if you happen to see him wandering around Canada, be sure to give a shout and wish him a happy 3-5.
GOO GOO DOLLS OPEN AT NUMBER 7
The Goo Goo Dolls’ new album, Something For The Rest of Us, will debut at number seven on next week’s Billboard 200 chart. The rockers’ first album in more than four years sold 34-thousand copies, and actually will bow higher than their last effort, 2006’s Let Love In, which debuted at number nine despite selling 83-thousand units.
SARA BAREILLES WORKS WITH PHARRELL — SORT OF
On her new record Kaleidoscope Heart, Sara Bareilles tried working with a couple of different people, including super-producer Pharrell — but apparently, it didn’t work out quite as well as she had hoped. The singer-songwriter told the Associated Press that she got extremely “nervous” and that she may have been “star-struck” being around the N.E.R.D. member. Learn more at News.Yahoo.com.
MARY J. ANNOUNCES MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE TOUR
We’ve learned new details regarding Mary J. Blige’s upcoming Music Saved My Life tour. In addition to bringing special guests Jazmine Sullivan, El DeBarge and Miguel, the trek kicks off October 2nd in Atlanta and will hit ten major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Visit Ticketmaster.com now to experience the Queen of Hip Hop Soul this fall.
The singer is also working on a new album that will receive contributions from Swizz Beatz.
Music Saved My Life Tour Dates:
October 2nd – Atlanta, Georgia
October 3rd – Virginia Beach, Virginia
October 7th – Washington, D.C.
October 11th – New York, New York
October 12th – New York, New York
October 15th – Detroit, Michigan
October 16th – Chicago, Illinois
October 19th – Los Angeles, California
October 20th – Los Angeles, California
October 23rd – Oakland, California
HEAR A NEW SONG FROM MICHAEL BUBLE
Michael Buble has a brand new song available for download. It’s called “Hollywood” and you can listen for free at the singer-songwriter’s Facebook page, or purchase it on iTunes. Check it out now at Facebook.com/MichaelBuble.
50 CENT AND DRAKE RECRUIT B.O.B
After unleashing his debut The Adventures Of Bobby Ray, B.o.B. is said to have already begun working on his sophomore effort. RapRadar.com reports the rapper’s manager, B Rich, spilled on Twitter last week that 50 Cent approached the Grand Hustle artist with the idea that they should collaborate soon. In addition, the hip hop rookie is finishing a joint record with Drake that should be out in January. It’s unknown when fans will get to hear Bobby Ray’s forthcoming disc — here’s to hoping we’ll at least get a mixtape soon!
50 CENT TALKS TWITTER
MTV News caught up with 50 Cent to learn more about his new obsession with Twitter. The rapper, who tweeted about lusting after Stacey Dash and taking out the garbage for his grandmother, feels the site is “another place to express yourself in a different way, to entertain.” 50 added, “When other people used it, it was boring because they were trying to be safe, be politically correct. They gave you the presentation they were taught to give you after they were prepped for publicity. What I gave you was some of the things I’ve seen that were entertaining topic-wise – things that made me laugh.”