LADY GAGA: PRESIDENT?
Could Lady Gaga become President of the United States? According to British paper the Daily Star, a professional handicapper in England has set the odds at 100 to 1 on the pop star one day becoming Commander in Chief after her efforts to repeal the U-S military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Rupert Adams says he would have given Ronald Reagan the same odds in the 1960’s, 20 years before he actually became President.
WILL.I.AM WORKING WITH CHERYL COLE?
Are will.i.am and Cheryl Cole getting ready to team-up again? According to British paper the Daily Star, the rumored couple is planning on working on the British pop star’s next solo album. The Black Eyed Peas’ member already appeared on four tracks on Cole’s debut effort, 3 Words. The new album, tentatively titled Messy Little Raindrops, is set to be released before the end of the year.
WILL.I.AM WANTS TO COLLAB WITH KANYE, KRS-1
According to BallerStatus.com, will.i.am expressed interest in wanting to collaborate with Kanye West because he’s confident that if they “did something together that would be crazy.” He added that their song could “give us a license to do … just creative! No boundaries, no laws, just go out and do things to get applause. That’ll be fresh.” In addition, the Black Eyed Peas member also would like to create a joint effort with A Tribe Called Quest or even better: “make a record with KRS-1 and go to Harvard for a month.” Visit BallerStatus.com to learn more about Will’s dream projects.
SARA BAREILLES IS READY TO HIT THE ROAD
Sara Bareilles has been gearing up for her new tour in support of her number one album, Kaleidoscope Heart. The “King of Anything” singer wrote on her Twitter that she’s “beyond pooped” from rehearsals, but that she can’t wait for everyone to see what she has planned for the shows. The trek kicks off tonight at Idaho State University.
TRAIN AND SPECIAL GUESTS ON A&E
This Sunday, Train are going to be performing, as well as sitting down for an interview, on A&E’s Private Sessions. The San Francisco rockers will be chatting with host Lynn Hoffman about their three-year hiatus and the comeback it produced, and will be performing a number of songs including their hits “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Drops of Jupiter,” among others. If all that weren’t enough, there are going to be two special guests dropping by — Rob Thomas and legendary Hall & Oates frontman Daryl Hall will be in attendance. Be sure to watch Train on A&E Private Session Sunday morning at 9 AM Eastern.
NEW NICKI SINGLE?
According to HipHop-N-More.com, Nicki Minaj sings on a new song called “Right Through Me.” The track is rumored to be the next offering from her upcoming debut effort, Pink Friday. Be sure to get your copy when it goes up against Akon’s Stadium Music project on November 23rd.
SONG LINK: http://usershare.net/vfz61f1y9t06
TREY SONGZ ENTERS BILLBOARD 200 CHART
Trey Songz took the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart after his Passion, Pain & Pleasure disc sold over 240-thousand copies. The “Bottoms Up” singer recently told us that thanks to the gradual success of his previous albums, he had foreseen great things this time around (See Related Cut #4). The project also claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
DIDDY COLLABS WITH LIL WAYNE AND TIMBERLAKE
Rap-Up.com confirms Diddy, Lil Wayne and Justin Timberlake have joined forces for a new single called “Shades,” which is off Puff’s long-awaited Last Train to Paris. Similar to previous singles from the project, Sean sings throughout the track with backing vocals from JT. The song is sure to get fans re-interested in the Diddy-Dirty Money album Last Train to Paris, which is slated to arrive sometime in December.
WHAT CAUSED 50 CENT’S TWITTER OBSESSION?
In addition to revealing 50 Cent and Kanye West’s possible tour plans, DJ Whoo Kid told Vibe.com what prompted Fif to become a Twitter-junkie. The G-Unit member revealed that Curtis started tweeting heavily after “he got the new iPhone and they put the [Twitter] app on there.” Kid explained, 50 “just started wildin’ out, once he saw how easy it was, that was it. Because before, he had a Blackberry, he didn’t really care too much about going online.” If you thought 50 would eventually calm down his tweets, the DJ added, “Now that he has three-million followers, I’m assuming he’s trying to break the five-million follower capacity.”
NELLY READIES FITNESS DVD
RapRadar.com reports Nelly is expected to release his first fitness DVD, Celebrity Sweat. The work-out tape will reportedly include routines to follow, various celebrities offering advice on how to stay fit and great tips for guys to build up their chest and triceps muscles. If you need to get in shape, be sure to pick up Celebrity Sweat on Tuesday.
MICHAEL FRANTI KICKS OFF TOUR
Michael Franti’s The Sound of Sunshine tour kicked off a couple of days ago in Portland, Oregon, and the singer-songwriter posted a video blog from the concert. It includes a message from Michael, as well as some footage from the show. Check it out now at MichaelFranti.com.
MICHAEL FRANTI — LOPEZ TONIGHT BONUS SONG
On Tuesday night’s episode of Lopez Tonight, Michael Franti performed his current single, “The Sound of Sunshine,” the title track of his new album. If you missed it, you can see it now at LopezTonight.com, and not only that, but you can also see the singer-songwriter performing his biggest hit to date, “Say Hey, I Love You.”
MAN STALKING MADONNA ARRESTED
An ex-firefighter was arrested for the second time in four days for stalking Madonna. According to the New York Post, Robert Linhart was picked up outside of Madonna’s Upper West Side apartment with a sign reading, “Madonna, I need you” and asking her to make his dream “come true.” He’s been charged with criminal weapons possession because he had two knives on him. Other charges include disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Learn more at NYPost.com.
DAVID COOK’S SINGLE GOES GOLD
David Cook’s single “Come Back to Me” off of his self-titled debut album has just been certified Gold for selling over 500-thousand copies. The former American Idol took to his Twitter account to thank his fans for helping him reach the mark, calling them “incredible.” Learn more at Twitter.com/TheDavidCook.
KANYE RESPONDS TO OBAMA’S “JACKASS” REMARK
In the new issue of XXL, Kanye West recalled his feelings when he heard that President Barack Obama called him a “jackass” for interrupting Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV VMA’s. ‘Ye stated, “Obama was supposed to be speaking off the record” and “has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception.” West added, “If he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up, then I’d be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission.” He understands that he’s “a soldier of culture” and very “resilient.”