GAGA RELEASES COUNTRY SINGLE FOR CHARITY
Lady Gaga has decided to officially release the country version of her hit song, “Born This Way,” with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the charity, GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. According to a press release, the tune is available for download right now. Learn more at LadyGaga.com.
DEMI LOVATO FOR X-FACTOR?
Has yet another name entered the running to become a judge on the forthcoming American version of The X-Factor? Sources have told PerezHilton.com that Demi Lovato is “being considered” to be a part of the show, and that “she would love to do it.” We’ll keep you posted.
L.A. REID DIDN’T CONFIRM CHERYL FOR X-FACTOR
British paper the Daily Mail recently reported that at a recent red carpet, American X-Factor judge L.A. Reid “let it slip” that Cheryl Cole will indeed be joining him on the show. But apparently, he said no such thing. The music industry vet told FOX All Access that he doesn’t know where that quote came from, and that picking the right judges has “been quite a process” for Simon Cowell. Reid added that he will “support” any decision that Simon makes.
BRITNEY’S ALBUM HAS BIG INTERNATIONAL DEBUT
Britney Spears has already had a big international debut for her new album, Femme Fatale. According to PerezHilton.com, the album is number one in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico, although official numbers aren’t yet available.
BRITNEY TO RELEASE TWO VIDEOS FOR “TTWE”
Britney Spears’ video for her latest single, “Till The World Ends,” is out today (4/6), but apparently another clip, a director’s cut, is not too far behind. Billboard reports that Britney was so pleased with the footage that was shot that she’s decided to turn it into two. Check out the first version of the vid now at BritneySpears.com and on YouTube.
ADELE MAKES U-K CHART HISTORY
Adele has made U-K chart history. According to the BBC, the singer-songwriter’s latest album, 21, has set the record for longest time at number one by a female solo artist, after being at the top for ten-consecutive weeks. It breaks the record of nine set by Madonna’s Immaculate Collection back in 1990.
GAGA NOMINATED FOR THREE O MUSIC AWARDS
You can’t have an award show for the Internet and not include Lady Gaga. Social media’s biggest star has been nominated for three O Music Awards — MTV’s new web-based award show that focuses on digital music. According to a press release, she’s nominated in the categories of Most Innovative Artist, Must-Follow Artist on Twitter, and Favorite Animated GIF. The awards will be presented on a webcast on April 28th. Learn more at MTV.com.
WINEHOUSE TO MARRY? WANTS BABY?
Amy Winehouse is in the news, and it seems like it’s actually for the right reasons. Apparently, the embattled singer’s boyfriend, Reg Traviss, told English paper The People that the pair has “been talking about getting married,” and that they are “looking to book something very soon.” Perhaps this could all have something to do with having kids, as a source told Reveal magazine that Amy is “obsessed with having children,” and that “she is desperate to have a baby within the next year.” But as is the case with Amy, you never know what’s fact and what’s fiction.
CHRIS BROWN TALKS F.A.M.E.
Chris Brown has experienced great success with his latest album, F.A.M.E. We recently caught up with the “Look At Me Now” singer to find out what he hopes people will appreciate about his new material (See Related Cut #2). Brown’s F.A.M.E. LP is available in stores now.
TRAILER FOR KINGS OF LEON DOC REVEALED
The trailer for Kings of Leon’s upcoming documentary is online now. Based on the clip, the film will be incredibly revealing and features footage of the band members’ childhoods, interviews with their parents and never-before-seen video of private moments like weddings and the tough times on the road. The movie is called Talihina Sky: The Story of the Kings of Leon and although it doesn’t have a nationwide release date yet, it will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this month.
VANILLA ICE LANDS NEW FILM ROLE
According to AllHipHop.com, Vanilla Ice will join Adam Sandler’s upcoming comedy, I Hate You, Dad. The “Ice, Ice Baby” rapper will portray a gay wedding planner in the flick that follows Sandler moving in with his son, played by Andy Samberg, and fiancÃ©e, portrayed by Leighton Meester. You can expect the film to hit theaters on June 15th.
GAME DYES HIS HAIR RED
According to his official Twitter page, Game has uploaded a picture of his new hair style. The hardcore rapper is now donning a bright red Mohawk. The timing couldn’t be any better as his long-delayed record, the aptly titled R.E.D. Album, will be released later this year.
JAY-Z EXPANDS ROC NATION AND BLOGS
Jay-Z has reportedly expanded his Roc Nation imprint by acquiring overseas label, Block Starz Music LLc. Hova’s new deal will allow him the opportunity to recruit potential acts in Europe. In related news, he’s now a lifestyle blogger for his newly launched website, LifeAndTimes.com. Jay has included posts about art, fashion, design and much more. Check it out today.
JESSIE J IS “OBSESSED” WITH LIL WAYNE
Rap-Up.com reports Jessie J has a healthy obsession with Lil Wayne. While recording her debut album, Who You Are, the singer revealed that the rap star inspired a track called “Rainbow.” Jessie approached the song with the same delivery Wayne is famous for and added that the song is “one of [her] favorites.” The songbird said it would a “dream” to one day collaborate with Mr. Carter. In the meantime, fans can expect her first studio effort to hit shelves on April 12th.
KERI, AKON TEAM WITH H&M FRO AIDS CAMPAIGN
SingersRoom.com reports Keri Hilson and Akon have been tapped to promote and support H&M’s Fashion Against AIDS campaign. A special H&M collection will be available this spring with 25 percent of all sales being donated to select charities and international HIV/AIDS prevention projects. To learn more, visit HMFAACollection.com now.
PICS FROM BUBLE’S WEDDING
Yes, Michael Buble’s house was broken into while he and wife, Luisana Lopilato, were tying the knot over the weekend, but that shouldn’t take away from their special day. PerezHilton.com has gotten their hands on some lovely pictures from the nuptials, so head to the gossip site now to check them out.
AUBREY TO DROP NEW SINGLE
Billboard.com reports Aubrey O’Day has a new single called “Automatic” that will be released via iTunes on Tuesday. The song is the first offering from her upcoming solo debut album for SRC/Universal Motown.