NKOTBSB TOUR DATES!
As we previously reported, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have announced a tour. The NKOTBSB Tour has confirmed shows in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Los Angeles with additional dates to be announced soon. The two groups will share the stage at the American Music Awards on November 21st, which airs at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.
TICKETS! Tickets for Toronto, New York and New Jersey go on sale on November 19th, Chicago tickets go on sale on November 20th, while L-A tickets will be available on November 22nd.
THE NKOTBSB TOUR DATES:
6/9 — Air Canada Center — Toronto, Ontario
6/11 — Nassau Coliseum — Uniondale, New York
6/12 – Izod Center — East Rutherford, New Jersey
6/17 – United Center — Chicago, Illinois
7/1 – Staples Center — Los Angeles, California
JT TO OPEN ANOTHER RESTAURANT IN NYC
According to the New York Post, Justin Timberlake, along with restaurant partners, will open the second outpost of their Memphis-style barbecue joint, Southern Hospitality, at Ninth Avenue and 45th Street in Manhattan. The two-level eatery and lounge will be twice the size of the original on Second Avenue at 76th street. The Post is also reporting that OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder is among the investors for the new property.
RIHANNA TOPS U-K SINGLE CHART
Rihanna scored her third solo chart-topping single in the U-K, as “Only Girl (In The World)” climbed to the summit, trading places with Cheryl Cole’s “Promise This.” According to Billboard, Ri Ri previously topped the U-K singles chart with “Umbrella” in 2007 and “Take A Bow” in 2008, and also featured with Kanye West on Jay-Z’s chart-topper “Run This Town” last year. Plus, Rihanna has had five number two hits in her five-year U-K chart career. Cheryl Cole’s new album, Messy Little Raindrop, debuts at number one on the U-K album chart, followed by Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits at number two, while Kings of Leon’s Come Around Sundown, which was number one for two straight weeks, falls to number four.
NEW MJ SONG DEBUTS
The new Michael Jackson song “Breaking News” debuted yesterday morning. The four-minute track will be featured on the first posthumous album of original material from the King of Pop, which will be released on December 14th. “Breaking News” will stream for one week on MichaelJackson.com, where the new album, titled Michael, is now available for pre-order. The news of the album release follows last week’s announcement of Cirque du Soleil’s forthcoming show Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, set to begin in October 2011.
DETAILS ABOUT MJ’S CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW
With a new song released on Monday, a posthumous album on the way and a Cirque du Soleil show set to hit the road next fall, Michael Jackson’s pop-culture influence is stranger than ever. MTV News spoke to writer/director Jamie King, who is helming the Cirque du Soleil Immortal World Tour, and he made it clear that when fans come out to see the show, Jackson’s presence will be felt. Without giving away too much about the 90-minute Jackson spectacular, King teased a bit about what Jackson maniacs can expect, saying, “Michael’s songs are the score for the show, and they guide us and lead us. … Essentially, it’s about following several characters as they get transported through a portal into Michael’s world. This place is Neverland. In that world, we discover all kinds of things about Michael. Things we know … and secrets.” The Michael Jackson: Immortal World Tour kicks off in Montreal, Quebec on October 2nd, 2011.
NO PLAYBOY SHOOT FOR KATY PERRY
Katy Perry may like to dress up in skimpy outfits, but that doesn’t mean that the pop star is going to someday take it all off. In an interview with British Cosmopolitan, the “California Gurls” singer said that she’s “like a Burlesque girl,” and that although she’ll definitely show off some skin, she’s won’t “be doing a Playboy spread.” She added that she likes to dress the way she does because “it’s fun” and definitely in her “deck.”
IS GAGA FIGHTING WITH EVA LONGORIA?
Lady Gaga wasn’t on hand to accept her European Music Award trophies over the weekend in Madrid, but that doesn’t mean that the pop star can’t be upset at something that happened at the show. According to British paper the Daily Mirror, Gaga didn’t like host Eva Longoria Parker coming on stage dressed as a giant ham — an obvious nod to Gaga’s now infamous meat-dress worn at this year’s Video Music Awards. The paper reports that Gaga didn’t find it very funny and said that Parker needs to “stop stealing” her ideas.
GAGA SURPASSES SEVEN-MILLION FOLLOWERS
There a lot of people on Twitter who care about what Lady Gaga has to say. The pop star has just surpassed seven-million followers on the social networking site, giving her almost 800-thousand more than her closest competition, Britney Spears. Gaga surpassed Britney as the most followed person on the site earlier this year.
IS BRAHIM OFFICIALLY MADONNA’S NEW MAN?
Madonna’s rep may be denying that the Material Girl is in a relationship with 33-year-old dancer Brahim Rachiki, but Brahim’s mother has a different point of view. She told British paper the Daily Mail that her son recently called to tell her that he had a new, older girlfriend, and that her “mouth fell open” when she realized it was Madonna. She called the whole situation “very strange indeed – surreal even.”
LILY ALLEN IS RECOVERING
Lily Allen’s terrible past week is hopefully getting a bit better. Just days after confirming that she and boyfriend Sam Cooper suffered a miscarriage, the singer-songwriter was rushed to the hospital for treatment of a potentially fatal blood-poisoning condition called septicaemia. Thankfully, a rep for Allen says that she “is responding well to treatment and her condition continues to improve.”
MATCHBOX TO PLAY SHOW ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
The first matchbox twenty show of 2011 has just been announced. It’s taking place on New Year’s Day in Thackerville, Oklahoma and tickets will be going on sale tomorrow. Head to RobThomasMusic.com to learn how you can ring in the New Year with MB20.
TAYLOR SWIFT TALKS BULLIES
Did Taylor Swift become the international superstar that she is today because she was bullied? In an interview with You magazine, the singer-songwriter, who has the number one album in the country this week, said that “you can let it destroy you, or you can use it as fuel to drive you: to dream bigger, work harder.” She also stated that some of the same people now go to her shows, but she feels no need to confront them. She explained, “they were there for a reason” and she’s “happy about it.”
NELLY AND KELLY COLLABORATE FOR “GONE”
After experiencing great success with 2002’s “Dilemma,” Nelly has recruited Kelly Rowland on his upcoming album, Nelly 5.0. The entertainers try to recreate magic with a new song called “Gone,” which serves as a sequel to one of Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. You can check out the Jim Jonsin-produced record via Rap-Up.com and look for Nelly’s new disc on November 16th.
DRAKE CONCERT TO AIR FOR HOLIDAYS
According to XXLMag.com, Drake’s first ever televised concert is scheduled to air just in time for the holidays. Drizzy’s performance at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall was recorded so that you can watch it from the comfort of your own home on November 24th at 9 PM Eastern on Fuse. Visit his official website to learn more!
SONG LINK: http://hulkshare.com/1t3fogalaev4
LIL KIM DISSES NICKI MINAJ…AGAIN
If you’ve heard Nicki Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge” featuring Eminem, you’d know that there are questionable verses that could apply to Lil Kim. Even though the Young Money standout has claimed that the song isn’t about anyone in particular, the Queen Bee decided to respond back. While performing at nightclub in Queens, New York, Kimmie said to the crowd, “I got more love for Queens than this bitch do. I kill this bitch with my own s**t — I got a catalogue.” You can check out a video of Kim’s five minute rant on YouTube now.
JAY-Z REGRETS “BIG PIMPIN”
During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Jay-Z admits that he strongly regrets creating one of his biggest singles, “Big Pimpin.” Hov said of the record, “I can’t believe I said that. And kept saying it. What kind of animal would say this sort of thing? Reading it is really harsh.” The mogul was promoting his upcoming Decoded book, in which he breaks down the lyrics in his biggest songs. Hov’s first literary project will be available on November 16th.
BEYONCE IN COMIC BOOKS?
SingersRoom.com reports Beyonce’s successful career will be chronicled in a new 32-page comic book. The project is dubbed Fame: Beyonce and according to comic writer CW Cooke, it reveals how “she’s accomplished so much in so little time.” The comic will be released in January for $3.99 via Bluewater Comics.
LISTEN TO RIHANNA, NICKI MINAJ SINGLE
Need another reason to go out and purchase Rihanna’s Loud LP? The singer has just leaked her highly anticipated Nicki Minaj-assisted song, “Raining Men.” The club-ready track can be heard via Rap-Up.com. Loud lands on November 16th.
SONG LINK: http://hulkshare.com/8ryudmsa997i
DIDDY’S FLAGSHIP STORE CLOSING DOWN
On December 30th, Diddy’s Fifth Avenue Sean John flagship store is scheduled to close its doors. Why? Well, a spokesperson for the clothing line told Women’s Wear Daily that the location was deemed an “inadequate selling space.” Apparently, the scaffolding on the building was blocking the name of the store and hurting business. The mogul plans to open a new branch soon.
LIL WAYNE’S FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE RIKERS
MTV News caught up with Lil Wayne on the red carpet of the King of Diamonds welcome-home bash in Miami to find out how he feels to be out of prison. The mogul stated, “I just wanna thank everybody. Not only MTV fans, but the fans across the whole world. Most of all, my family. I couldn’t do it without them and I would never do it without them.” To show his appreciation even further, Weezy later posted a video on his official blog and said in the clip, “Thanks for the support. Couldn’t do it without you and I won’t do it without you,” says the shaded rapper. “Love. Young mula, baby!”
KELLY CLARKSON AND HAYLEY WILLIAMS LOVE MUMFORD & SONS
Mumford & Sons have earned plenty of fans in the U-S and among them are Kelly Clarkson and Paramore singer Hayley Williams. Clarkson took to her Twitter over the weekend to say that the British band’s music “makes her happy” while Williams has been posting lyrics from the band’s debut album, Sigh No More, for months now. Mumford & Sons play Philadelphia tonight.
HAYLEY WILLIAMS SAY “IGNORANCE” SAVED THE BAND
Hayley Williams tells U-K outlet The Guardian that the song “Ignorance” off their latest album Brand New Eyes saved the band from splitting up. Williams, who was going through a break-up with guitarist Josh Farro back in 2007, found it difficult to write music with him, but reveals the song was a “turning point.” She states the band talked through their issues for two hours after she played the song for them and it ended up saving the group.
GEORGE MICHAEL TO RERELEASE FAITH
George Michael is commemorating the release of his hit debut solo album Faith in style. According to a press release, the former Wham! singer is putting out three different editions of the 1987 album, including a Deluxe Edition, which features two remastered CDs and a DVD. All three versions of Faith, including the Deluxe Edition, will be available on February 1st. Pre-order it now at Amazon.com.