ANOTHER BRITNEY SNIPPET!
Another snippet of a new Britney Spears song hit the web over the weekend. “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” is the latest song to make its way online. It was produced by Benny Blanco, Ammo, JMike and Billboard. Spears’ Femme Fatale album arrives on March 29th.
Take a listen to the clip here: http://goo.gl/bbgCw
BIEBER TWEETS TO GOMEZ
Justin Bieber, who is currently in Europe, took to Twitter to reach out to some friends over the weekend. On Sunday night, he tweeted at his rumored girlfriend, Selena Gomez, and wrote: “I miss you.” Selena publicly responded to the online note a few hours later, writing: “I miss all of y’all.” Bieber also spent time tweeting some of his favorite lines from Drake songs. The 17-year-old singer also revealed that he is growing a moustache and is not going to shave for a month.
DEMI LOVATO RELEASES VIDEO MESSAGE TO FANS
Demi Lovato released a video message on Monday, thanking fans for standing by her while she sought out treatment for personal issues. Lovato left rehab at the end of January and is looking forward to getting back to work soon. Look out for some announcements coming soon.
Here is a portion of the message posted on Cambio.com: “Hey guys, it’s me, Demi. I wanted to send you guys a message ’cause I know that you’ve seen me out and about and I wanted to let you know that I am back and home. Welcome to my home. But I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the support that you’ve given me along the way. I can’t tell you how much light you brought into my life in probably the darkest time of my life. Without you guys I wouldn’t be here today.”
ARE YOU PART OF TAYLOR SWIFT’S ONLINE ARMY?
While Taylor Swift is jetting around Europe for the latest leg of her Speak Now World Tour, she’s keeping her fans in the loop with pictures and online updates. Taylor’s social media presence is exploding with more than 5.5-milliion Twitter followers and 18-million Facebook friends. What’s behind these record numbers? Branding specialist Pinky Gonzales told NPR it’s because Taylor makes it personal. The expert explained Taylor is “having a conversation with her friends. And that is the magic.”
KATY PERRY CLOSE TO CHART HISTORY
Since the release of “California Gurls” in May of last year, the first single off of her most recent album Teenage Dream, Katy Perry has had a song in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That tune, along with “Teenage Dream” and “Firework,” have ensured that Katy has kept a top-ten spot for 42 consecutive weeks, and according to PerezHilton.com, Perry is now tied with Mariah Carey and Santana for the second longest streak ever. The record is 48 weeks, set by Ace of Base in 1993 and 1994.
KATY PERRY’S NEW JOB
Katy Perry is the face of a new product. According to British magazine Grazia, the pop star will be in ads for hair styling brand GHD. In a statement, Perry said that she’s “so excited” to be working with the company, and that she’s been using their products during her California Dreams tour. Learn more at Grazia.co.uk.
GAGA ON UNICORNS
Lady Gaga is gaga for unicorns. The pop star told an English radio show that she’s “quite obsessed” with the mythical creatures because they’re “born magical,” and that she played with My Little Ponies while growing up.
SOME INFO ON GAGA’S NEXT VIDEO
Lady Gaga’s next single off of her forthcoming album, Born This Way, is the song “Judas,” and her creative director, Laurieann Gibson, is speaking a bit about the video. She told MTV that they’re “getting ready” to begin rehearsing for the shooting of the clip, and that it’s “going to be a rollercoaster ride.” Learn more at MTVNews.com.
NUDE PHOTO OF CHRIS BROWN LEAKS
Billboard.com reports a nude picture that appears to be Chris Brown has surfaced. In the image, Breezy stands in front of a mirror taking the full frontal shot. The singer is rocking his newly bleached-blond hair. While he hasn’t officially denied it’s actually him in the picture, MTV News reports Brown tweeted “WTF! Here we go again!” but later removed that post. The leaked image comes as Chris is prepping his latest album, F.A.M.E, which will be released on March 22nd. Visit MediaTakeOut.com for the image!
USHER ISSUE NEW VIDEO FOR “MORE”
It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, everybody counted Usher out. Well, the crooner continues to promote his platinum selling Raymond vs. Raymond album by releasing the visual to his latest single, “More.” The video was filmed during his European tour. Check it out on YouTube now.
BEYONCE TO HELP CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Beyonce has teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation to help fight childhood obesity. The singer has reportedly recorded a new version of one of her songs to help support the Let’s Move! Flash Workout campaign. Participating school districts will get an instructional video with Beyonce showing kids how to exercise with a new dance routine.
DIDDY-DIRTY MONEY’S DAWN RICHARD GOES SOLO
We’ve just learned that Dawn Richard of Diddy-Dirty Money has begun recording her highly anticipated solo debut album. While it’s unknown when the disc will be completed, you can get a free download of the former Danity Kane singer’s first mixtape, Prelude To A Tell Tale Heart, at DawnRichardBlog.com.
HUDSON RECORDS BROOKS & DUNN HIT FOR NEW CD
Jennifer Hudson will include a song by country singers Brooks & Dunn on her next album, Remember Me. Last year, Jennifer sang the Brooks & Dunn hit, “Believe,” during their ACM Presents TV special and she told Entertainment Weekly that she loved the song so much she recorded a cover of the tune for her new project. She also said the song was one of her favorites on the new album and made it feel “complete.” Remember Me will be released March 22nd.
CHARLIE SHEEN TALKS AMY WINEHOUSE
It’s getting difficult to keep track of everything Charlie Sheen has been saying these days, but apparently during one of his many interviews, the actor paid tribute to Amy Winehouse and her partying ways. According to British paper The Sun, Sheen believes the embattled singer is “pretty radical,” and that “she was partying Charlie-sheen style” in her heyday a few years back. Learn more at TheSun.co.uk.
GEORGE MICHAEL TALKS JAIL
George Michael is opening up a bit about his stint in jail. The former Wham! singer told BBC Radio that he signed autographs for “every single one” of his fellow inmates on “prison paper,” so that they could sell it “years down the line” and get a little money. Michael also noted that while on the inside, he received e-mails from Elton John, Boy George and Paul McCartney.