GAGA TALKS NEXT TOUR
Lady Gaga is already talking a little about her next tour. The pop star told MTV.co.uk that she is plans to kick off the next trek at the “top” of 2012 and that she’ll begin rehearsing for it at the end of this year. She likened touring to being in a marathon, saying that she wants to see how many in a row she can run. Read more at MTV.co.uk.
LADY GAGA TWEETS FOR CLEMONS
Famed saxophonist Clarence Clemons is reportedly “responsive and in stable condition” after two brain surgeries, according to Bruce Springsteen fansite Backstreets.com. The E Street Band member suffered a stroke on Sunday and is now reportedly on the mend. Clemons performed on Lady Gaga’s latest album, Born This Way. He played the sax on her single, “The Edge of Glory,” and Gaga took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.
CLARENCE CLEMONS SHOWING SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT
While there hasn’t yet been an official statement on Clarence Clemons’ condition following his stroke, there is some good news that is being reported. A “close friend” to the E Street Band saxophonist posted on the Bruce Springsteen fan site Backstreets.com that the Big Man is improving. The insider wrote that after the stroke “it did not look good at all” but now “miracles are happening” and Clarence’s vital signs are improving. Clemons was apparently paralyzed on his left side for a bit but can now squeeze with his left hand. However, the next few days are critical. We’ll keep you up to date.
SELENA GOMEZ WAS “MALNOURISHED”
Selena Gomez has bounced back after going to the hospital last week. The singer performed at Santa Monica Place yesterday to make up for the gig she had to postpone on Friday, after being rushed to the hospital following her Tonight Show appearance. Gomez told Us Weekly that she was “very malnourished and low on iron and exhausted.”
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TALKS ABOUT POT SMOKING & MORE
Justin Timberlake opened up to Playboy magazine recently about smoking pot. The 30-year-old singer told the magazine that he lights up to help turn off his brain. He added, “Some people are better high.” JT went on to say he is contemplating taking some time off to sit and enjoy the fruits of his labor so it could be a while before we hear new music from Timberlake. His last album was 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds. You can see Timberlake opposite Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Bad Teacher, which opens June 24th.
QUOTE: Justin on smoking pot: “The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”
QUOTE: JT on wanting to take time off: “I feel I’m just getting to a point in my life where I’m looking around, going, There’s a lot to enjoy if I can just sit still, actually stop and take more time.”
QUOTE: Timberlake on not making new music anytime soon: “People keep asking me when a new song or album is coming out, and I don’t know what to say. Music is not my focus right now. It may be someday. It could happen next month or next year but right now it’s not where it’s at for me.”
EMINEM AND ROYCE ARE NUMBER ONE!
Even though the sales figures for Nielsen Soundscan are not in just yet, Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ must feel great knowing that their joint EP, Hell: The Sequel, is listed at number one on the iTunes Album Chart. We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out if the disc will claim the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
MADONNA TO ENTER THE STUDIO NEXT MONTH?
Great news for fans of Madonna — it seems that the Queen of Pop will be getting into the studio to record some new music pretty soon. If her manager Guy Oseary’s Twitter is to be believed, then Madge will begin work on an album “next month.” Read more at Twitter.com/GuyOseary.
MADONNA’S FILM GETS A U-S DISTRIBUTOR
Madonna has found a U-S distributor for her new film, W.E., which means it will be coming out in America. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Weinstein Co. bought the rights to the film that Madge co-wrote and directed. It tells the story of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. No word on when exactly the movie is set to hit theaters.
ADELE HASN’T LET THE FAME CHANGE HER
Adele hasn’t let becoming rich and famous change her. The pop star told Britain’s Glamour magazine that since she didn’t “come from any money,” so she’s been helping spread her wealth around to “charity and to friends and family.” She added that she does have an assistant, but she still insists on doing her own laundry.
BRUNO MARS MAKES CHART HISTORY
Bruno Mars has just made history. According to Billboard.com, the singer’s tune “Just The Way You Are” became the longest reigning number one debut single from an artist on the Adult Contemporary chart after being at the summit for 20 weeks. He’s now surpassed both Colbie Caillat’s “Bubbly” and Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day,” which each spent 19 weeks at number one.
NKOTBSB ROCK NEW JERSEY
NKOTBSB performed at the Izod Center in Newark, New Jersey on Monday night. The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys kept the audience on their feet through the show performing their bevy of hits. The groups took turns performing and also performed together with mash-ups. BSB performed “Summertime,” “The Call,” “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely,” “Bye Bye Love,” “I Want It That Way,” “Larger Than Life” and more, while New Kids got the crowd moving with “Right Stuff,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind),” “Please Don’t Go Girl,” “Step by Step,” “Cover Girl” and “I’ll Be Loving You Forever.” The NKOTBSB Tour rolls into Pittsburgh tonight.
ADAM LEVINE WILL NOT GO SOLO
Lots of lead singers leave their bands to go solo for a while, but don’t expect Adam Levine to do anything like that. The Maroon 5 singer told People magazine that he has zero interest in ever becoming a solo artist, and that he thinks its “nerdy.” Maroon 5 are heading out on tour this summer with Train. See all the dates at Maroon5.com.
ESTELLE EYES SEPTEMBER RELEASE
According to UrbanBrigez.com, Estelle plans to complete her album just in time for the fall. The singer’s forthcoming effort, All of Me, will be completed and released this September. The disc will reportedly include contributions from Jerry Wonda, No I.D., Common, Ne-Yo and Janelle Monae. In addition, the visual to her lead single, “Break My Heart” featuring Rick Ross, is expected to premiere very soon.
WANNA WIN A DATE WITH MYA OR JANELLE MONAE?
We’ve just learned which celebrities have decided to participate in CharityBuzz.com’s latest auction. Mya is giving one lucky bidder a chance to have dinner with her, which is valued at 25-hundred dollars. If the price seems steep it’s because all proceeds will benefit the North Shore Animal League America. In addition, you can also bid on the opportunity to meet Janelle Monae backstage at one of her concerts. All proceeds from that will benefit the I’m Still Here Foundation, an organization that helps people with Alzheimer’s. Visit CharityBuzz.com
DRAKE GETS REMIXED BY JO JO
If you enjoyed Drake’s new song, “Marvin’s Room,” you gotta check out the newly revamped version recorded by Jo Jo. The songbird completely changes the lyrics and warns her ex-boyfriend that she’s better than his new girl. In related news, her third studio album is expected to arrive later this year.
DAVID COOK COVERS BON JOVI
David Cook was recently in New York promoting his forthcoming album, This Loud Morning. And while in the Big Apple, he took a little trip to visit the kids of the PS 22 Chorus to sing Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.” And after, he even hangs out with the kids to speak a little about the music biz. Watch the video online now.
WINEHOUSE PERFORMS SOBER, GETS RAVE REVIEWS
Amy Winehouse is out of rehab and gearing up for a European tour, and if you judge by how she sounded at her “comeback” show in London on Sunday night, the trek should be a roaring success. A source told British paper The Sun that the embattled singer performed seven songs, including “Rehab” and “Valerie,” for a small crowd, and was in “fine form.” Apparently, she “looked and sounded great,” and perhaps most importantly, “didn’t touch a drop of alcohol all night.”
TWEET OF THE DAY
From former American Idol David Cook (@TheDavidCook) — “Just got settled into the hotel here in Vietnam. Thank you so much, everyone, for the amazing reception at the airport! Beyond flattered.”
HIP HOP TWEET OF THE DAY: LIL JON
Check out what Lil Jon recently tweeted: “Just saw six motha f**kas on the corner playing hackey sack!! People still do that? #LASh**”
SOULJA BOY WAS HACKED ON FACEBOOK
Soulja Boy upset a lot of fans after he allegedly posted a rant on Facebook that read: “I’m gonna keep talking s**t to these white f**gots until they unlike my page. f**king weirdo stalkers!” However, the rapper released a statement to TMZ that reads, “I wanted to clear the air and let everyone know that my Facebook got hacked.” He added, “I had administrators on my account that no longer work with me. The hackers used these old accounts to post hateful messages. This was not done by me or anyone on my team and I’m upset that I am being labeled as a racist and homophobic person.” There you have it.
KANYE LEAKS “MAMA’S BOYFRIEND”
A new Kanye West song called “Mama’s Boy” has surfaced online. Even thought the track did not make the final tracklist for Yeezy’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, you can check it out now:
BRANDY RETURNS TO TV
Brandy will be making her TV comeback this summer on the third season of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva. The singer will reportedly play a nurse who is having trouble claiming money from her late father’s life insurance company. B-Rocka said of the opportunity, “Drop Dead Diva is on my favorites list and I am so thrilled that I get to be on it for at least three episodes. And such a juicy role!” The season premiere of Drop Dead Diva airs this Sunday at 9 PM Eastern.