WATCH THE PEAS LIVE FROM CENTRAL PARK TONIGHT!
The Black Eyed Peas concert in Central Park tonight will be streamed on the internet for fans, who can’t make it to the star studded benefit show. The Black Eyed Peas and Friends Concert 4 NYC, is a benefit concert to raise money for the 1.8 million New Yorkers who live in poverty. The show is free and will feature the Peas along with some of their friends, including Taylor Swift, Natasha Bedingfield and a lot more performing in front of over 60-thousand people. The concert will be streamed live on VEVO.com starting at 7:30 Eastern.
GAGA STAYS ON TOP, ADELE HITS TWO-MILLION
Lady Gaga is at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with her album Born This Way for a second week in a row. She sold right around 175-thousand copies, which is, of course, far less than her first week sales of 1.1-million, but she’s now just shy of 1.3-million total units moved in two weeks in America, which is a pretty impressive number. It was also a big week for Adele, who moved up to second on the chart with 21, and sold another 120-thousand copies, putting her over two-million copies sold America, and officially double-platinum.
GAGA STANDS UP FOR A FAN
Lady Gaga makes it clear every chance she gets how much she loves her fans, so it should come as no surprise that she came to the aid of one on Monday night in New York City. According to the New York Post, a source said that an “over-protective” security guard took the camera of a fan taking a picture of Gaga at the Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, and she proceeded to chastise the man for it. The source said that Gaga told her guard to leave the fan alone, and “looked embarrassed” about the whole situation. Read more at NYPost.com.
SEE P!NK’S NEW BABY!
The first picture of P!nk and husband Corey Hart with their new baby has surfaced online. UsMagazine.com got themselves a picture of the two parents walking on the beach with their newborn daughter Willow, so head to the site now to check it out.
P!NK AND ALYSSA MILANO MAKE A PLAYDATE
P!nk just gave birth last week to a baby girl and actress Alyssa Milano is currently pregnant, but is yet to deliver. However, that doesn’t mean the two friends haven’t already started planning activities to do with their kids, born or not. The pop star wrote to Milano that she’s “so excited” for her to give birth, and that “playdates are as fun to plan as BBQ’s used to be.” Milano’s baby is due in the fall.
BEYONCE’S 4 LEAKS EARLY
According to MTV News, Beyonce’s highly anticipated album, 4, recently leaked online. The singer’s fourth studio project surfaced in its entirety before it was scheduled to arrive on June 28th. Even though most links were removed by her label, lucky fans were able to check out the 12-track disc, including the Boyz II Men-sampled track called “Countdown,” three weeks before everyone else!
BEYONCE RESPONDS TO ALBUM LEAK
Wednesday was a pretty eventful day for Beyonce. After her upcoming album, 4, leaked online, the singer issued a statement via her Facebook page about the matter. The diva wrote, “My music was leaked and while this is not how I wanted to present my new songs, I appreciate the positive response from my fans. When I record music I always think about my fans singing every note and dancing to every beat. I make music to make people happy and I appreciate that everyone has been so anxious to hear my new songs.” The disc arrives on June 28th.
ASHLYNE HUFF ON LET IT OUT
This week, Ashlyne Huff released her new album, Let It Out. She told us the record has something for everyone (See Related Cut #3). Ashlyne has an in-store appearance at the Wal-Mart in Roseville, California on Saturday. She will fly across the country to perform at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night, opening for New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys.
GREYSON CHANCE IS READY TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
In August, Greyson Chance will release his debut album, Hold On ‘Til the Night. The 13-year-old just got off his first tour with Australian pop singer Cody Simpson. Chance will release his Hold On ‘Til The Night album on August 2nd. His latest single is called “Unfriend You.”
Listen to Chance’s new single, “Unfriend You,” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNIhjzU7IbM\.
REBECCA BLACK IN KATY PERRY’S NEW VIDEO?
Could Rebecca Black be making an appearance in the video for Katy Perry’s forthcoming single “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)?” According to PerezHilton.com, at the 16-second mark of the just released teaser clip, you can see Rebecca smiling in the background. Could it actually be her, or just a look-a-like? Watch the teaser and judge for yourself.
CHRIS BROWN TO PERFORM AT BET AWARDS
According to reports, Chris Brown is scheduled to perform during the 2011 BET Awards. If it’s true, the singer, who has received six nominations, will join other confirmed performers Alicia Keys and Jill Scott. Viewers can also anticipate Patti LaBelle to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Kevin Hart-hosted event airs live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 26th at 8 PM Eastern.
NICKI MINAJ WANTS TO BE AN ACTRESS
What’s next for Nicki Minaj? During the red carpet for the MTV Movie Awards, the Young Money standout told Entertainment Weekly that she “went to school to be an actress” and “never expected to be a rapper.” Nicki added that she wants “to get an acting gig. I hope that when I am done with the tour I can go back and do some acting. That is my long-term goal.” The Queens native hopes to eventually star opposite Will Smith and work with director Tim Burton. In the meantime, she’s gearing up for Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale outing, which begins on June 16th in Sacramento, California.
NICOLE TALKS ABOUT BEING X-FACTOR JUDGE
Nicole Scherzinger has officially been named a judge for the forthcoming American version of The X-Factor, and apparently, she found out about it in the paper. On an English TV show, the Pussycat Doll said that she’s thrilled for the “amazing opportunity,” but that she only found out when she read it in a “newspaper.” The X-Factor is set to premiere in September.
THE BLACK KEYS BATTLE THE LITTLE MONSTERS
If you follow Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney on Twitter then you know about his ongoing battle with Lady Gaga fans. Carney made some jokes comparing Gaga to Madonna, which resulted in tons of hate tweets from the “Little Monsters.” Carney responded by re-tweeting all of their insults. Very funny stuff so be sure to check it out now at Twitter.com/PatrickCarney.
COLDPLAY ACCUSED OF PLAGIARISM AGAIN
Coldplay are once again denying plagiarism accusations. According to New York Magazine, Coldplay’s new single, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” has been likened to Mystic’s “Ritmo de la Noche,” but Coldplay actually paid songwriters Pete Allen and Adrienne Anderson for using “I Go to Rio,” the song both Mystic and Coldplay borrowed from. Coldplay say they were inspired by the Mystic song after hearing it in the film Biutiful.
ADELE HAS A CRUSH ON PRINCE HARRY
Adele has a crush on Prince Harry. The singer-songwriter told Britain’s Glamour magazine in a recent interview that she’s “after” the red-headed Prince, even though she’s said in the past that she would never “go out with a ginger.” She added that she’s been out on a few dates with some celebrities, but that she didn’t like it because everyone kept staring.
LAURYN HILL TALKS PREGNANCY IN OPEN LETTER
We recently reported Lauryn Hill announced during a concert in Detroit that she is pregnant, and now she’s written an open letter to fans about it. Here’s what the singer wrote: “Coming back home after several months of extensive reconnecting with supporters and music lovers. We thank you for your continued appreciation. The majority of these dates were planned in advance of me knowing about the continued growth of my family (wink, wink). There were some shows that we started late. We apologize and thank you for your patience. That said, I can’t wait to re-engage with you, and give you a musical experience worth coming back for. Let’s do it real soon.”