BIEBER’S MOVIE HAS A WEBSITE
There’s a new website dedicated to Justin Bieber’s forthcoming movie, Never Say Never. You can watch the trailer in High Def, get wallpaper for your Twitter, and much more. Check it all out now at JustinBieberNeverSayNever.com.
BIEBER WANTS A GRAMMY
What is Justin Bieber wishing for in 2011? How about taking home a GRAMMY? The pop star told Billboard.com that a GRAMMY win is his “goal” for the year. He’ll have two chances to do it, as he’s nominated for Best New Artist, while his album, My World 2.0, is up for Best Pop Vocal Album. The GRAMMYs take place February 13th at 8 PM Eastern on CBS.
TAYLOR SWIFT AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL MAY BE OVER
A source has revealed to People magazine that the relationship between Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal came to a close last month. In December, the two reportedly spent the holidays and their birthdays apart. They were last seen together publicly on December 9th in L-A. No reason was given for the alleged break-up and neither of the stars has commented on the story.
GAGA SELLS MAGAZINES
If you want to sell magazines, then be sure that Lady Gaga is on the cover. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, biweekly and monthly mags with the pop star on the front sold best in 2010. For example, Gaga’s Rolling Stone issue in July sold 245-thousand copies, three times the magazine’s average circulation. She also was on the cover of Cosmo’s best selling issue of the year. Learn more at WWD.com.
GAGA IS MOST “LIKED” ON FACEBOOK
A lot of people “like” Lady Gaga. In fact, GagaNews.com reports that the “Bad Romance” singer was the most “liked” person on Facebook in 2010. She was given the thumbs up 24.7-million times last year, one-million more than her closest competitor, Eminem, and 7.5-million times more than President Barack Obama.
GAGA, MAYER AND KE$HA’S NEW YEAR’S EVES
Want to know what some of your favorite stars did to ring in 2011? Well according to the New York Post, Lady Gaga had a low key celebration in New York City with boyfriend Luc Carl at a restaurant before having to leave at 11:30 because people started to recognize her, while the New York Daily News says that John Mayer was seen walking through a hotel lobby in Las Vegas, “playing the guitar by himself.” Ke$ha on the other hand got a little wild, and according to the Daily News, was seen drinking vodka straight from the bottle in NYC and dancing wildly to Miley Cyrus music at a bar downtown.
MADONNA RULES THE U-K GOSSIP SCENE
Madonna rules the U-K. According to British paper the Daily Star, the Queen of Pop was the most written about celebrity in all of England and its neighboring countries since the year 2000, being mentioned 46-thousand times. That’s 15-thousand more times than Simon Cowell, who landed at second place on the list. Other names making the top ten included Britney Spears and Michael Jackson.
CHRISTINA IS NOT ENGAGED
Christina Aguilera has been spotted sporting a fancy ring, but people shouldn’t go jumping to the conclusion that she and new boyfriend Matt Rutler are now engaged. A source told People.com that it was just a present that he gave her for her birthday, and that “it’s not an engagement ring.” That’s not to say the two aren’t serious, as the website reports Christina did introduce Matt to her mother over the holidays.
MORE NKOTBSB DATES
NKOTBSB mania is taking over. It was just announced via press release that due to popular demand, New Kids On the Block and Backstreet Boys have added 16 shows, giving them a total of 41 shows in 2011. See all the dates now at NKOTBSB.com.
PREORDER THE SCRIPT’S ALBUM NOW, GET SPECIAL OFFERS
The Script’s new album, Science & Faith, hits shelves on January 18th, and if you pre-order it now through the band’s official website, you can get some cool stuff along with it. You’ll receive the U-S Special Edition of the Irish rockers’ latest effort, an instant download of their hit single “For The First Time,” and a code that allows you to be one of the first people to buy tickets to their spring tour. Get yours now at TheScriptMusic.com.
DAUGHTRY TO PERFORM FOR CHARITY
Daughtry are going to be performing at a special event in New York City, and they want you to be in attendance. The band will be participating in the Hard Rock CafÃ©’s Musicians on Call Benefit Concert in Times Square, and tickets can be purchased by the general public. You’ll get to see the show and score some free food, free drinks and more. It takes place on Wednesday, February 16th. Learn more at MusiciansOnCall.org.
TRAIN ARE READY TO WRITE NEW MUSIC
Train are gearing up to write some songs in the New Year. Frontman Pat Monahan wrote on the band’s Twitter page that they are “so ready” to get started and also for “the next series of life events.” Stay up to date with what the San Francisco rockers are doing at Twitter.com/Train.
SOME REPUBLICANS ADOPT “UNDO IT” AS ANTHEM
In a recent article in the New York Times, one country artist is mentioned as a player in an unlikely world: politics. According to the Times, “Many seem to have latched on to ‘Undo It,’ the hit by the country singer Carrie Underwood, as the refrain for their planned attack against legislation that grew out of the 111th Congress, when the Democrats were at the helm in both chambers.” Carrie, herself, has been known to stay away from politics and hasn’t ever officially backed any candidates or parties.
50 CENT TO RELEASE WIRELESS HEADPHONES
According to XXLMag.com, 50 Cent has announced that he intends to release his own line of wireless headphones. The mogul has partnered with Sleek Audio to create Sleek by 50 Cent, which will debut during a special event for the Consumer Electronic Show on January 6th.
RICK ROSS ANNOUNCES ALBUM TITLE
According to HipHop-N-More.com, Rick Ross has revealed that his upcoming fifth studio album will be titled God Forgives, I Don’t. The Miami rapper has also leaked a buzz single called “Made Men” featuring Drake. There’s no word yet when the follow-up to 2010’s Teflon Don will be released but we’ll keep you posted.
RICK ROSS TO MODEL SEAN JOHN CLOTHING?
According to Examiner.com, Rick Ross has revealed that he’s landed a new deal where he’ll promote Diddy’s Sean Jean clothing. The rapper explained, “Being a big guy that’s fashion conscious, Sean John is definitely a brand I rock wit.” He added, “It’s a great opportunity for me. I mean Sean John represents hip hop. He is a Hip Hop mogul.” So far, Rozay has recently promoted the line at Macy’s.
DIDDY WANTED TO PLAY IN NFL?
During a recent interview with Tim Westwood, Diddy shared his previous aspirations before he became obsessed with music. The mogul, who was promoting his newly released Last Train To Paris LP, stated that he wanted to become an NFL player. Puff explained, “I never had any aspirations to become a recording artist, producer, music mogul or anything like that. I loved American football. So throughout grade school and high school I was pursuing dreams to become a professional American football player.”
BOW WOW LEAKS “SHE WANNA F***”
According to RapRadar.com, Bow Wow has unleashed a new tune called “She Wanna F**k.” It’s not yet known if the track will appear on the Young Money artist’s upcoming album, Underrated, which will mark his first release off Cash Money Records. In related news, the rapper is currently working on a documentary about his life called Who Is Shad Moss? Expect the film to drop later this year.
WAKA FLOCKA RETURNS TO JAIL
Billboard.com reports Waka Flocka Flame is being held behind bars on a 32-thousand dollar bond. On Monday, the rapper surrendered himself to authorities on alleged drug and weapons possession charges, which reportedly stem from his home being raided in November. We’ll keep you posted with further updates!
PARAMORE: THE LAST WORD
Hayley Williams and the remaining members of Paramore, guitarist Taylor York and bassist Jeremy Davis, have opened up to MTV News about their split with Josh and Zac Farro. In the exclusive interview, Williams says she wants fans to know that “We’re ok, you know? The three of us are still here, we’re not going anywhere.” Williams denied online break up rumors saying, “There’s a future and we’re stoked for it.” The interview was a reaction to Josh Farro’s “Exit Statement,” a post on his blog that blasted the band’s actions over the past few years. MTV News will examine the band’s past and future in Paramore: The Last Word, a live stream on Friday, December 7th at 4 PM on MTV.com.
TOP ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2011
We’re only five days into the New Year and people are already wondering which albums to look forward to in 2011. We’ve compiled a list of projects from some of the biggest names in music that are slated to drop sometime this year. From Dr Dre’s long-awaited Detox LP to Lil Wayne’s much anticipated Tha Carter IV, we’ve got you covered:
Other Upcoming Albums in 2011:
Jeezy — Thug Motivation 103
Chris Brown — F.A.M.E.
Lupe Fiasco — Lasers
Lloyd — King Of Hearts
J. Cole — TBD
Willow Smith — TBD
Lady Gaga — Born This Way
Raphael Saadiq — Stone Rollin’
T-Pain — RevolveR
Mary J. Blige — TBD