KANYE’S NEW VIDEO CAUSES SEIZURES?
According to AllHipHop.com, Kanye West’s new video, “All of the Lights,” could be a hazard to your health. A U-K based company called Epilepsy Action sent the visual to be tested at Cambridge Research Systems, which concluded that the video could trigger seizures “in some people with photosensitive epilepsy.” Before we could even double check the clip ourselves, the video had already been removed from YouTube and Vevo. The rapper has yet to respond to the allegations.
WIZ KHALIFA, LUPE READY MTV SPRING BREAK
We’ve just learned Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khaflia, Jason Derulo and Pitbull are scheduled to headline MTV and mtvU’s Spring Break 2011 at the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Taking place from March 6th through March 9th, DJ Pauly D will be on the turntables for the afternoon pool parties with his Jersey Shore castmate, Deena Nicole. You don’t want to miss this — visit Palms.com to learn more!
GAGA WINS AN NME AWARD
Lady Gaga has gotten yet another honor. The pop star received the Hero of the Year Award at the Shockwaves NME Awards in the U-K. She beat out Kanye West, Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to win the trophy. Learn more at NME.com.
PLAIN WHITE T’S OCSCAR PICKS
This Sunday is the Oscars, and everyone has their ideas of who is going to be taking home an Academy Award. Plain White T’s frontman Tom Higgenson gave us his picks (See Related Cut #3). See if Tom has it right when the Oscars air Sunday night on ABC.
EMINEM IS THE MOST LIKED ARTIST ON FACEBOOK
We previously reported that Eminem was getting close to becoming the most liked artist on Facebook and now he’s done it. Slim Shady has just outdone Lady Gaga on the social networking site by receiving over 19-thousand more likes than the singer’s 28.8-million thumbs ups. We’re not sure how long he’ll hold this lead, but it marks the first time his fans have helped his achieve the feat. Let the Facebook battle begin!
NEW BATTERED RIHANNA PICTURES SURFACE!
Even though Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna happened over two years ago, a new picture of the singer’s battered face has surfaced online. Visit MediaTakeOut.com if you want to be reminded of the tragic incident.
J.LO WANTS FANS TO HELP WITH HER VIDEO
We’ve just learned Jennifer Lopez needs help deciding how her upcoming video for “On the Floor” should end. The singer is asking her fans to choose between two different endings and the winning visual will premiere March 3rd on American Idol and Vevo. Visit her official website to learn more!
MADONNA TO OPEN ANOTHER GYM IN RUSSIA
Madonna has already opened a gym in Mexico City and announced plans to open one in Moscow, Russia, and now, we apparently know where her next will be. According to PerezHilton.com, the third Hard Candy Fitness Center will also be in Russia, but in St. Petersburg. The Queen of Pop also has plans to open gyms in Italy, the U-K, France and elsewhere.
MADONNA’S BIG OSCAR PARTY
Just like it was last year, it seems that Madonna and Demi Moore will once again be hosting the Oscar after-party that everyone will want to be attending. PerezHilton.com reports that the shindig will take place at Madge’s manager’s house, and a bunch of A-list celebs are expected to attend, including Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Justin Timberlake and more.
MADONNA BORROWS HER DAUGHTER’S CLOTHES
Madonna’s daughter Lourdes is spilling some family secrets — like the fact that her mom enjoys borrowing her clothes. ContactMusic.com reports that Lourdes said in a recent interview that Madonna likes to wear her daughter’s “shoes” and “accessories” and that she’s “always taking things without asking.”
MICHAEL FRANTI’S BUSY WEEK
Michael Franti is going to have a very busy week coming up. We already mentioned that he’ll be hosting a live chat on his website on Tuesday, and in addition to that, the singer-songwriter will be performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, and then on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday. Also, on Friday, Michael will be performing at the 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards, where he’s nominated in the category of Outstanding World Music Album. Learn more at MichaelFranti.com.
50 CENT’S THINGS FALL APART TO DEBUT IN MIAMI
Remember the film 50 Cent lost over 50 pounds for? Well, that flick, Things Fall Apart, has just been scheduled to make its premiere during the Miami International Film Festival next week. Hard work pays off.
KINGS OF LEON KNEW THEY HAD A HIT WITH “USE SOMEBODY”
Kings of Leon will be out on the road this spring and will no doubt be playing the crowd favorite “Use Somebody.” Guitarist Matthew Followill says he knew the song would be a hit right after they recorded it (See Related Cut #4). Kings of Leon play Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 8th.
NEW LINKIN PARK VIDEO
Linkin Park just debuted their video for “Burning in the Skies.” Fans can view the clip at LinkinPark.com. The song is off the band’s A Thousand Suns album, out now.
NE-YO WRITES FOR BEYONCE’S NEXT ALBUM
Rap-Up.com caught up with Ne-Yo to find out about the progress of Beyonce’s fourth studio effort. The singer/songwriter revealed, “It’s coming along nicely. I did a couple sessions with BeyoncÃ©. I don’t know what she’s going to keep.” He added, “I know that BeyoncÃ© is one of those artists that always tries to push the envelope, so nothing is ever good enough, but that’s what makes BeyoncÃ© BeyoncÃ©.” In related news, he’s also begun working on the follow-up to last year’s Libra Scale.
DAUGHTRY HAS ONE OF THE WORST BEARDS?
Chris Daughtry actually hasn’t had a beard for a very long time, but the people at Men’s Health magazine seem to remember when he did. The mag recently put out a list of the Best & Worst Celebrity Beards, and coming in at number four on the “Worst” side of things was the former American Idol contestant. So which celeb had the worst beard of them all? Well that honor went to Al Pacino.
KYLIE TO HAVE A VEGAS RESIDENCY?
There have been rumors floating around for a long time that Kylie Minogue could someday have a Las Vegas residency, and she’s doing nothing to dispel that talk. According to StarPulse.com, the Aussie pop star said that her Aphrodite tour would “definitely” translate to a Vegas show.
KYLIE TO ADOPT?
Kylie Minogue may be looking into adoption. In an interview with British magazine Grazia, the pop star said that she fears her battle with breast cancer might prevent her from ever having kids of her own, so she may adopt of use a surrogate. She said that she would definitely “look into those options” because “children and family are important” to her.
SNOOP LEAKS OFFICIAL TRACKLIST
Next month, Snoop Dogg is slated the drop his eleventh studio album, Doggumentary. The upcoming effort will surprisingly include 21-tracks and boasts numerous collaborators including Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, John Legend, T-Pain, R. Kelly and many more. Get your copy on March 29th.
UNDERWOOD DONATES TO SAVE THE CHILDREN
This week, Carrie Underwood presented a big check to Save the Children, an organization that responds to children in communities that have been hit by natural disaster, poverty, disease and civil conflict. During the fall leg of her Play On tour, Carrie saved 36 cents from every ticket sold to donate over 140-thousand dollars to the charity. The amount donated was inspired by the lyric, “36 cents,” from her song, “Change.”
GREEN DAY PLAY GOING ON TOUR
Green Day’s American Idiot musical is going on tour this fall. Open call auditions will take place this spring in L-A, Toronto, Boston and Chicago. Details of the auditions will be announced at Facebook.com/AmericanIdiotBoradway very soon.
MCR’S DANGER DAYS ON THE BIG SCREEN SOMEDAY?
My Chemical Romance say they could see their Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys album converting to a movie someday. The group told NME they think the album’s content would translate into film well. That would be exciting! For now we’ll just have to make do with the fantastic new videos from the band, which can be viewed at MyChemicalRomance.com.
IS LIL KIM JEALOUS OF NICKI MINAJ?
Lil Kim has taken the Nicki Minaj beef one step further by providing video evidence of the Young Money rapper stealing her image and style. Kim has posted a 15-minute documentary called Carbon Copy on Twitter. In the clip, there are back-to-back images of Nicki posing, smiling, dressing and rapping just like Notorious B.I.G.’s protÃ©gÃ©. There’s also footage of Kim using the “Black Barbie” term back in the 90’s as well as interviews with fans on how they feel about Minaj “swagger-jacking” Lil Kim.