EXCLUSIVE BRITNEY SPEARS GLEE CLIP
Britney Spears has posted an exclusive clip from her episode of Glee on her web site. The short video features a performance of Brit’s song “Me Against The Music.” You can see Britney’s Glee episode tomorrow night at 8 PM Eastern on FOX. In the meantime, check out the clip at Britneyspears.com.
SNEAK PEEK AT SHAKIRA’S NEW CLIP
Shakira has released a 30 second clip of her new video for “Loca.” The song is the first single off her upcoming album, Sale El Sol (The Sun Comes Out), which will arrive in stores on October 19th.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA EXTENDS HER BIONIC FAN EDITION
Fans of Christina Aguilera have something to look forward to. The pop singer has extended her Bionic Fan Edition sale through October 8th with free shipping. The fan edition includes a Bionic deluxe CD featuring exclusive tracks not found on the standard edition, a limited -edition poster and more. The fan edition can be ordered on her official website, ChristinaAguilera.com. Bionic, which is Aguilera’s fourth studio album, was released June 8th and debuted at number three on the Billboard album chart, selling 110-thousand copies. The album has since fallen off the chart.
JUSTIN BIEBER’S CSI DEBUT
Justin Bieber made his acting debut last week on CSI. He played a troubled kid named “Jason McCann” who is questioned after a bombing at a police officer’s funeral. In the episode, police search for “Jason’s” brother “Alex,” who is found buying bomb-making supplies and is killed after he pulls a gun on the cops. At the end of the episode, another bomb goes off in an abandoned building being investigated. With “Alex” dead, could Bieber’s character “Jason” be keeping the family business alive? You’ll have to wait until the singer stars in another episode this February to find out.
CARIBBEAN COOKING WITH SHONTELLE
Shontelle, who scored a hit with “Impossible,” went into the kitchen at Sur La Table in Los Angeles with Chef Martin Gilligan. According to Rap-Up.com, the two made an island-inspired meal including pineapple cole slaw, lobster curry, mahi mahi, conch fritters, banana rice pudding and more.
Check out Shontelle in the kitchen:
LINKIN PARK TOP EURO CHARTS
Linkin Park’s new album, A Thousand Suns, is not only number one here in the States, but around the world as well. The record is number one in Germany, Austria, Portugal and elsewhere. Linkin Park are not touring the album here in the U-S till next year but play Buenos Aires on October 7th.
NICKELBACK TO START NEW ALBUM IN SPRING
It looks like Nickelback will begin work on a new album next spring, although some members of the band would be happy to put it off for a while. Singer Chad Kroeger told Billboard that the other guys in the band are enjoying their lives and their families at the moment and aren’t rushing into the studio to make the follow up to Dark Horse. Kroger said he’s already got four songs ready, but won’t likely be laying them down until spring 2011. The band is on tour right now and play Uncasville, Connecticut tomorrow night.
WIN ADAM LEVINE’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Maroon 5 fans are getting an amazing opportunity. It was just announced that singer Adam Levine will be giving one lucky fan his personal Harley-Davidson motorcycle if the band’s new record, Hands All Over, debuts at number one the Billboard album chart. Head to Maroon5.com/Harley for all the details, and be sure to pick up the band’s latest effort to ensure that someone gets a chance to win the bike.
ADAM LEVINE STANDS UP FOR JAKE GYLLENHAAL
Adam Levine is speaking on behalf of his buddy, Jake Gyllenhaal, who sometimes is the focus of speculation about his sexual orientation by the media. The Maroon 5 frontman told Out magazine that it’s very “immature” of people to perceive the actor as gay, and that “it has to be because of Brokeback [Mountain].” Read more at Out.com.
NO DATING FOR MADONNA’S DAUGHTER
Madonna’s risquÃ© past has been well documented, but it appears that the Queen of Pop doesn’t want her daughter Lola to repeat some of her actions. According to the New York Daily News, while at a red carpet for the debut of her fashion line Material Girl in New York last week, Madonna was asked if her 13-year-old daughter was dating, to which she “recoiled and shook her head in a way that suggested, no matter what the answer was, she wasn’t ready for her baby girl to start seeing boys.”
MICHAEL FRANTI BACKSTAGE AT ELLEN
Last week, Michael Franti performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on the day he released his new album, The Sound of Sunshine. The “Say Hey (I Love You)” singer filmed a video blog from backstage, where he talks about his love for the talk show host and a few other topics as well. Watch now at MichaelFranti.com.
KATY AND RUSSELL TAKE A TRIP
Katy Perry and fiancÃ© Russell Brand took a little vacation. Late last week, both put up pictures on their respective Twitter accounts from Graceland, the famed home of Elivs Presley. See the pics on Twitter now.
ADAM LAMBERT TALKS MADONNA, GAGA
Adam Lambert spoke to Australian website News.com.au about a number of topics, including his sexuality, and perhaps more interestingly, advice he received from both Madonna and Lady Gaga. The former American Idol runner-up said that Madge told him that “you can’t get wrapped up in all the media and message boards, that everyone’s going to have an opinion” and that Gaga said that “there’s no glamour, you don’t get a lot of sleep, you don’t get a lot of stability in your social life – you just have to count on yourself and go for it.” Lambert performs in Australia next month.
JENNIFER LOPEZ FAILED TO GIVE BACK?
According to the New York Daily News, Jennifer Lopez is being slammed for failing to donate money to her Bronx high school. The Holy Family School principal, Claire La Tempa, stated, “Jennifer hasn’t even sent us a CD!” Tempa added that “the recession has hit parents hard. Many of them are single mothers. A lot have lost their jobs. It’s hard for families to make the tuition… I keep praying she’ll donate the pink diamond engagement ring Ben Affleck gave her.” The singer, who just received 12-million dollars for signing on to American Idol, is yet to respond to the claims.
CIARA TALKS KERI HILSON COMPARISONS
During an interview with Vibe.com, Ciara opened up about her rumored beef Keri Hilson. Even though many see similarities between the two artists, the “Ride” singer explained, “There’s a very, very strong difference between myself and Keri. So I’m not even in that space to go there. I’m way past that mentally and creatively.” Ci Ci added, “I honestly don’t feel like my spot has ever been taken. If you place Rihanna and BeyoncÃ© aside of each other, you would be able to see clearly that there’s a difference…I’m just pushing to be the best in my own world.”
In related news, Ciara’s long-awaited Basic Instinct album will arrive later this year.
FAT JOE RESPONDS TO LINDSAY LOHAN IN JAIL
Lindsay Lohan was taking into custody Friday morning and will remain in jail until October 22nd. The judge in her case didn’t set bail for the starlet, so according to E! News, Lohan will likely remain behind bars for the full sentence. After that time, she’ll appear in court once again in front of Judge Elden Fox. Lindsay went before the judge Friday because she failed two of her court mandated drug tests. Fat Joe recently gave us his opinion on the troubled actress (See Related Cut #4).
DRAKE AND RIHANNA RECORD TOGETHER
According to MTV News, Drake and Rihanna have reportedly collaborated together. Drizzy told MTV, “I just did this great song with Rihanna so I hope we get to shoot a video for that too.” He added that he’s “really excited about that song.” The untitled track is likely to appear on Ri Ri’s upcoming album, Loud, which is due November 16th. No further details are known at this time.
Drake previously told The New York Times that he felt Rihanna used him like “a pawn.” He explained, “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, ‘Wow, this feels terrible.’”
NELLY RELEASES “JUST A DREAM” VIDEO
RapRadar.com reports Nelly has unleashed the video for his new single “Just A Dream.” The record, which sits at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is the first serving from the rapper’s comeback effort, Nelly 5.0. You can get your copy when the disc lands on November 15th.
BID ON SEATS AT THE GRAMMYS
Do you ever watch the GRAMMYS and wish you could be seeing them in person? Well now you can! The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares are auctioning off some amazing packages including two of the best seats in the house at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards this February, passes to the Mosh Pit at the awards show and even a seatfiller experience. Accommodations are also provided and all proceeds benefit MusiCares, which helps musicians in financial, medical and personal emergencies. The auction runs through Thursday so get busy bidding at Ebay.com/GRAMMY.
FOUR-MILLION “DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’” DOWNLOADS
It’s seems like fans haven’t stopped downloading Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The song has now been downloaded more than four-million times. It’s the first track released before 2000 to hit the mark, and was the first pre-2000 song to hit three-million downloads as well when it passed that milestone a year ago. The resurgence in the track’s popularity began in August 2007 after it was used in the series finale of The Sopranos. The latest surge is because it was used on the hit show Glee.