CHRISTINA AGUILERA TURNS 30 IN FRANCE
After being spotted in Berlin just the day before, Perez Hilton is reporting that Christina Aguilera spent her 30th birthday in the French alps with her rumored boyfriend, Matt Rutler. Witnesses saw the couple arrive at a posh French ski resort and immediately head out in a two-horse-drawn sleigh. They reportedly shared some wine and allowed the sleigh to take them all around the village.
NEW SONG FROM NKOTBSB
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys fans have a lot to look forward to in 2011. The guys have announced they’ll be hitting the road for a tour, and now comes a little preview of a song the groups recorded together. On Monday, Perez Hilton posted a video of the Backstreet Boys debuting “Don’t Turn Out the Lights” for fans during their cruise earlier this month. The up-tempo jam features vocals from AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Jordan Knight about still being in love with someone. The NKOTBSB tour will kick off on June 2nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
GAGA SAYS BORN THIS WAY GOING THROUGH “FINE TUNING”
While in London for her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga stopped by BBC Radio’s Newsbeat to share more updates on her much-anticipated next album, Born This Way. The star said that the album, which is currently going through “fine tuning,” features “anthemic style melodies with really sledge-hammering dance beats.”
GAGA WANTS HER FANS FOR CHRISTMAS
All Lady Gaga wants for Christmas is her fans. The pop star posted a YouTube link on her Twitter page of a tribute video that some young ladies from Spain made for her. About the three-minute video, Gaga said that her “Little Monsters are the greatest xmas gift of all.” See what made the “Bad Romance” singer “cry” at Twitter.com/LadyGaga.
GAGA TALKS MORE ABOUT BORN THIS WAY
Lady Gaga is opening up a bit about her forthcoming album, Born This Way. In an interview with BBC Newsbeat while in England on her Fame Monster tour, the “Bad Romance” singer said that the effort will be a little “more poetic” than her previous work, and that she’s “fine tuning” it before its release. There’s been no set date for when the album will be available, but most speculation is that it’ll be out sometime early next year.
KATY PERRY AS “WONDER WOMAN?”
Who do sci-fi fans want to play “Wonder Woman” should a new movie ever get made? Well TotalSciFiOnline.com took a poll and Katy Perry led the way with 20-percent of the vote. The singer, who is lending her voice to the forthcoming Smurfs movie, beat out Megan Fox, who had 19-percent. Brazilian actress Morena Baccarin, a sci-fi vet who currently stars as “Anna” in V, came in third with 18-percent.
HOW DID RUSSELL WIN KATY’S HEART?
How did Russell Brand win Katy Perry’s heart? Apparently, it was by giving her a black diamond necklace, as well as a copy of his autobiography. The pop star told Britain’s Grazia magazine that Brand gave her a diamond Hindu Hand of Peace necklace after they had dinner, and it was her who asked for a copy of his book, which just happened to be in his car. Obviously she liked the gift and enjoyed what she read, because now the pair will be spending their first Christmas together as husband and wife.
KATY PERRY WANTS BABIES!
Katy Perry is ready for babies! Well perhaps not quite yet, but she definitely wants them in the future. In an interview with Britain’s Grazia magazine, Perry said that she doesn’t “want to miss out on any experience,” so she “wants lots of children. It’s all very possible.” Just hope that husband Russell Brand is aware of her plans!
NICOLE SCHERZINGER COVERS DIANA ROSS
Nicole Scherzinger took the stage on the finale of The Sing-Off last night. The singer performed the Diana Ross classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” alongside The Persuasions.
VIDEO! Check out the performance here:
JAMIE FOXX TALKS CHRISTMAS AND NYE
We caught up with Jamie Foxx to see if his hectic promo tour for his latest album, Best Night Of My Life, will conflict with going home for the holidays. The singer explained that there’s a family tradition that he simply can’t miss out on (See Related Cut #5). We also asked Foxx about his New Year’s resolution (See Related Cut #6). Be sure to go out and buy Best Night Of My Life, in stores now!
CYRUS FAMILY PUTS HOUSE ON THE MARKET
TMZ is reporting Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus have put their Toluca Lake, California home on the market. The couple filed for divorce in October, but the papers have expired since it’s been past 30 days since they have been filed. The home is expected to sell for seven million dollars, and Tish has reportedly looked at a home in Encino, California.
BRET MICHAELS IS ENGAGED
Bret Michaels is engaged. On the finale of the Poison singer’s Vh1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It, he popped the question to his on and off girlfriend of the last 16 years, Kristi Gibson, who said yes. After, the pair broke the good news to their daughters, ten-year-old Raine and five-year-old Jorja. Bret said to the girls, “We’ll all be together forever! Family Hug!” Check out clips at Vh1.com.
TYLER THINKS J-LO IS “STREET”
Steven Tyler has already begun his new job as a judge on American Idol, alongside Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez. So what does the Aerosmith singer think of J-Lo? The rocker told Us Weekly, “She’s a lady and she’s not afraid to show that at any given time.” He went on to say, “She’s ridiculous. You know, she’s exactly what I thought she’d be. She’s street.” Read more at UsMagazine.com and check out the premiere of American Idol on FOX on January 19th.
KRIS ALLEN’S SEASONS GREETINGS
Kris Allen has posted a special holiday message for his fans on his official website. The former American Idol is hanging out by his Christmas tree, and is even joined in the clip by his new puppy Zorro. Check it out now at KrisAllenOfficial.com.
VIDEO OF AMY WINEHOUSE’S PRIVATE SHOW
Last weekend, Amy Winehouse performed a private show in Russia and was reportedly paid right around 1.5-million dollars for the short set. Well according to NME, the embattled singer was “a bit shaky” at the gig, and actually had her backup singers do most of the performing on her song “Cupid” while she put in a “half-hearted” effort. Watch the video on YouTube and judge for yourself.
DETAILS ON GREEN DAY LIVE ALBUM
There are now more details about Green Day’s live album. Online retailers say the two-disc set will come out in mid-March. The release is reportedly titled Awesome as F**k (well we can’t say that on radio, but you get the idea.) We’ll keep you posted on details.
U2 PLAY “LOVE RESCUE ME”
U2 gave Australian fans to a special treat on Monday night. The band performed “Love Rescue Me” off their 1988 album Rattle and Hum. It’s the first time the Irish group has performed the song since 1990. U2 bring their 360 º tour back to the States on May 21st.
MADONNA’S “HOLIDAY” PRODUCER SUED
John “Jellybean” Benitez, a longtime producer of Madonna who was behind her single “Holiday,” is being sued for ten-million dollars because of the hit 1983 track. According to the New York Post, people at the Spirit One Music Group have filed a claim against the producer, saying that he owes them millions in royalties after Benitez agreed to split the proceeds from the song with them years ago. Learn more about the suit at NYPost.com.
NO X-FACTOR CONFIRMATION FROM CHERYL COLE
Cheryl Cole may be coming from England to the U-S to be a judge on the American version of Simon Cowell’s The X-Factor — but she’s not letting us know for sure quite yet. The singer told a British TV station that “there have been conversations but who knows what will happen.” It was rumored last week that Cowell is interested in bringing on George Michael as a judge as well.
CHRIS COMPLETES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURSE
According to Billboard.com, Chris Brown has completed the domestic violence counseling sessions that he was ordered to serve for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. The singer posted the certificate on his Twitter page and wrote, “I have enough self respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class. Boys run from [their] mistakes. Men learn from them.”
KEYSHIA TALKS NICKI MINAJ-ASSISTED SINGLE
According to The Associated Press, Keyshia Cole has admitted that her first single, “I Ain’t Thru” featuring Nicki Minaj, was not the best choice. The singer explained that her label felt fans would want “a more intense, soulful record” but Keyshia “wanted that to be a statement record.” She is happy that more people are “gravitating” to her follow-up single, “Long Way Down.” In related news, be sure to purchase her latest Calling All Hearts album in stores now.
50 CENT’S MANSION BROKEN INTO
According to TMZ, 50 Cent’s mansion in Farmington, Connecticut was recently broken into! Luckily, authorities have found and arrested the two suspects responsible, Alexander Hernandez and Santos Padilla.