BIEBER DISAPPOINTED BY GRAMMY LOSS
Justin Bieber fans, if you think you were upset that he didn’t win Best New Artist at the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night, you are not alone. Bieber told MTV News that he was disappointed adding, “I had no clue what was going to happen; I worked really hard these past few years and you know. But, you know, I’m gonna come back (next year) and we’ll take a few home.” Bieber’s shocking loss to jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding in the Best New Artist category was surprising. Earlier in the night, Bieber had teamed with Jaden Smith and Usher for a performance on the GRAMMY stage that got a standing ovation from the Staples Center crowd.
GAGA’S SINGLE DOES WELL ALL OVER THE WORLD
Lady Gaga’s new single “Born This Way” burst onto the scene in a very big way. According to GagaNews.com, the song went to number one on the iTunes charts of 23 different countries over the weekend, including the U-S, Canada, Mexico, Ireland and the U-K.
GAGA TALKS MARIJUANA WITH ANDERSON COOPER
Lady Gaga was very revealing in her interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes that aired Sunday before the GRAMMYs. One topic in particular that was discussed was the pop star’s love for marijuana, as she told the CNN host that, “I still smoke a lot of pot when I write music. So I’m not gonna, like, sugar coat it for 60 Minutes that I’m some, like, sober human being, ’cause I’m not.” Gaga took home three GRAMMY’s on Sunday night, and wrote on Twitter that she was “honored and grateful” for it.
GET A FREE SONG FROM THE SCRIPT
The Script are giving away a brand new song for free. It’s the tune “Dead Man Walking,” and it’s off of their hit sophomore album Science & Faith. Download it now at Amazon.com.
KATY & RUSSELL’S “ORDINARY MARRIAGE”
Katy Perry and Russell Brand have an “ordinary marriage.” According to ContactMusic.com, the comedian said that it’s “nice to be married” to the pop star, and that “you’d be surprised how ordinary the marriage is.” He then told a story about Katy forcing him to change out of a shirt because she didn’t like it. Read more at ContactMusic.com.
LEONA LEWIS WANTS TO JUDGE THE X-FACTOR
There has been plenty of talk about who will be a judge on the American version of Simon Cowell’s The X-Factor, and a former winner of the British version wants to throw her hat in the ring. Leona Lewis told Extra TV that she would “do a good job” on the show because she’s “been through it,” so she knows what to look for. Learn more at ExtraTV.WarnerBros.com.
JAMES BLUNT COVERS KATY PERRY
James Blunt was feeling in a gutsy mood recently, and decided to try out a cover of Katy Perry’s hit song “California Gurls.” See James’ unusual version of the tune at PerezHilton.com.
LAMBERT WARNS AGAINST USING TWITTER DRUNK
Adam Lambert has some advice for all the people who love to use Twitter — be careful if you do it while drunk. The former American Idol runner-up told the Hollywood Reporter that “drunk tweeting is not good” and especially for famous people, because “newspapers will quote you from your tweets.” Be sure to read all of Adam’s sober tweets at Twitter.com/AdamLambert.
J.LO AND MARC ANTHONY’S GRAMMY FUMBLE
Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony were on hand at the GRAMMY’s on Sunday night. The couple gave the award for Record of the Year to Lady Antebellum for “Need You Know.” Before they gave the Nashville group the GRAMMY, the two stumbled through their introduction of the category. Anthony was singing lyrics from previous Record of the Year winning songs and Lopez seemed be getting annoyed with him. At one point it looks like there may have been trouble with the teleprompter. Both Lopez and Anthony look confused at times, and you can see it on YouTube.
NEW DETAILS ON TUPAC BIOPIC
According to AllHipHop.com, Tupac’s upcoming biopic is scheduled to begin production Los Angeles, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas this spring. Production company Morgan Creek announced the film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua and executive produced by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur-Davis. There’s no word on who will portray the late rapper in the Universal Pictures film.
DIDDY MAKES HISTORY
According to AllHipHop.com, Diddy has made the list of the largest minority-owned business in New York, being ranked third. The mogul said of his accomplishment, “Hard work, determination and an unfettered desire to succeed helped me build this company to what it is today.” Puff’s business ventures, including his Sean John clothing line, have raked in 300-million annually.
SNOOP INVESTS IN WEED DEODORIZER
According to TheBoomBox.com, Snoop Dogg has reportedly invested in a product called Blunt Magic, which helps eliminate the smell of marijuana. Users will be surprised to know that Blunt Magic is FDA-approved and also improves the taste of your rolling paper. All you have to do is spray the product, which comes in blueberry or grape flavors, on your weed and enjoy “smoke with no smell.” Visit BluntMagic.com to learn more.
WAKA FLOCKA RECORDS WITH SPENCER PRATT
XXLMag.com reports Waka Flocka Flame has revealed that he’s collaborated with reality star, Spencer Pratt. The Hills star told the site that he can’t believe their song could actually turn into a full length album and stated, “I’m just waiting for Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber to come Punk me MTV style.” No further information is known at this time.
EVE TO CO-HEADLINE EME AWARDS
AllHipHop.com has learned Eve is scheduled to appear and co-headline with Lady Saw at the annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards. The event, which is also honoring Trina, will take place March 12th in Kingston, Jamaica. In related news, the fem-cee is also working on the follow-up to 2002’s Eve-olution.
CHRIS BROWN DROPS F.A.M.E. ALBUM COVER
Next month, Chris Brown is scheduled to release his much anticipated F.A.M.E. LP. To get fans more excited, the singer has just issued the artwork for his fourth studio project, which will arrive on March 22nd. Do you plan on supporting C. Breezy?
CIARA PENS OPEN LETTER ABOUT LABEL SITUATION
Ciara just posted a message on her official Facebook page to dispute rumors about Jive Records dropping her. The “Speechless” singer spills on what lead to her asking the label to release her of her contract. Here’s the full post:
“This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label. At this point that rumor is false… It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes like all great things, its at that point where I feel we don’t share the same views on who I am as a artist. The past two albums have been very frustrating for me. At times there were songs I chose to lead a project and I was ignored! This project, I even tried to get Gimmie Dat started I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio PD’s tell me my label didn’t want the song played. I even spent more than one hundred thousand dollars out of my pocket on the video to bring my vision to it and still no label support. I do understand that some labels are not financially supporting their artists and I have become one of them. You, my fans, know that I strive to do my best to deliver to my you the best songs and creative vision I possibly can. I’m dedicated to my music, performance and to my fans! I’ve tried to be a team player with the label only to have compromised what I truly believed.. And was not given the right opportunity to promote and inform my fans of the release of this album..I have so much of me as a artist I still want to give to the world and my fans. A release would allow me to go be creative with people who care and understand me as a artist. In a short time, I will be able to bring to you a new music energy and a visual excitement! Thank you so much for standing by me through the good, bad, and the confusion. I love you all. Love Ciara”