Archive: Nov 2009

Simon Cowell Invites Eminem to Judge ‘The X Factor’ Because Hey, Why Not

Simon Cowell has reportedly offered to give Eminem a guest spot on The X Factor after the disparaging comments Em made last week towards the show. Hey, it doesn't make any less sense than naming Quentin Tarantino a guest judge (and mentor) on American Idol.
By: Becky Bain / November 30, 2009

Kelly Clarkson Adds ‘Rock With You’ To Her Endless List of Cover Songs

Last night at her stop in San Jose, Kelly Clarkson teamed up with her tour opener Eric Hutchinson to sing Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You.” Though this duet doesn’t rank up there with our favorite Kelly Clarkson covers—they’re mainly just having some fun, dancing around the stage, rockin' out to some MJ—it's another example of…
By: Becky Bain / November 30, 2009

The ‘This Is It’ DVD Release Will Cap Off Two Months Of Jackson Overload

Oh, Michael Jackson Death Profiteers. Don't stop 'til you get enough, isn't that how it goes? Even as This Is It continues to play in theaters, Billboard reports that the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the Kenny Ortega-directed movie will be released on January 26, 2010. (D'oh! How'd they miss Christmas?) Both versio…
By: Robbie Daw / November 30, 2009

UPDATED: Timbaland Sounds Bran’Nu With Brandy… And Miley

UPDATE: By now, most of Timbaland's Shock Value II has leaked online (happy hunting!) but we'll do you a solid and post one more track—Tim's collaboration with Miley Cyrus, titled "We Belong To The Music." Miley's hyper-treated vocals adorn what turns out to be a repetitive, mostly innocent track (although she does threaten to put…
By: Robbie Daw / November 30, 2009

George Michael Is Giving ‘December Song’ For The Holidays

It's been 25 years (!!) since both Wham!'s "Last Christmas" and the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" first nipped at our nose. So if you were moping around thinking what the world really and truly needs now is another holiday tune from George Michael, then bust out the egg nog and…
By: Robbie Daw / November 30, 2009

Chris Brown Not Performing Anymore on GMA, Will Talk About Rihanna Instead

False alarm, folks. Chris Brown won’t be causing any (additional) double-standard controversy by singing on Good Morning America right after the ABC morning news show nixed a performance by non-babysitter Adam Lambert. Chris will now be promoting his album Graffiti by—what else—talking about his beating of Rihanna. Again.
By: Becky Bain / November 30, 2009

Jason Derulo Slows Down ‘Whatcha Say’

Jason Derulo isn't quite ready to move on. Yes, the singer and songwriter has a new single, "In My Head." But Derulo recently took to Twitter to trumpet the MySpace-exclusive acoustic version of his monster #1 hit, "Whatcha Say." Of course, Derulo's use of the term "acoustic" is a…
By: Robbie Daw / November 30, 2009

Paramore to Headline Bamboozle

After years and years of slowly making their way up the lineup, Paramore is finally taking the headlining reins at Bamboozle Music Fest this May. The pop-punk kids will take headlining duties on Day 1, while Weezer will headline Day 2.
By: Becky Bain / November 30, 2009

British People Don’t Like Mimi or RiRi

What’s wrong with you Brits that you don’t fancy divas from this side of the pond? Rihanna’s Rated-R and Mariah Carey’s Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel are certified flops in the UK, entering the charts at a lowly #16 and #23, respectively (well, not so respectively). Looks like those X Factor appearances didn’t…
By: Becky Bain / November 30, 2009

The Soul Train Awards Return

The 2009 Soul Train Awards aired last night on Centric. The ceremony was scrapped last year following the writer's strike. Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson hosted, Michael Jackson won Entertainer Of the Year, Keri Hilson (also a winner, for Best Collaboration) performed a medley of her hits and Beyonce pretty much swept things u…
By: Robbie Daw / November 30, 2009

Cheryl Cole’s ‘3 Words’ Is Perfect Sleepy Holiday Muzak

Girls Aloud minx/X Factor judge Cheryl Cole debuted the music video for "3 Words" today, the second single off her same-titled U.K. solo album. Quite frankly, Cheryl and guest warbler will.i.am aren't breaking any new visual ground here, nor is the song as catchy as Cole's previous offering, "Fight For This Love." That…
By: Robbie Daw / November 27, 2009

Adam Lambert Too Controversial For ABC, But Chris Brown Is Just Right

The New York Post reports that Chris Brown has been booked by ABC for a Good Morning America appearance in December, which will include a "tell-all" interview with the network's Robin Roberts (who recently chatted up Janet Jackson in a one-hour prime time special). So, let's get this straight (pun definitely…
By: Robbie Daw / November 27, 2009

Lady Gaga Does ‘Ellen’ On Black Friday

Lady Gaga swung by The Ellen DeGeneres Show and performed "Speechless" and "Bad Romance" in the episode that airs today. And this being Black Friday, maybe Gaga is hoping to at least boost sales of The Fame Monster enough so that she can remain somewhat competitive with the sales juggernaut that is Susa…
By: Robbie Daw / November 27, 2009

Esmée Denters’ New Music Vid For ‘Admit It’

Esmée Denters released the cover art and music video for her second single "Admit It," and while it's no "Outta Here," the track still has a good beat for all your workout needs. In the vid, Es dances around with her two gals pals on either side of her—unfortunately, in a much more…
By: Becky Bain / November 27, 2009

Katherine McPhee and Others ‘Sing’ During the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

While you were stuffing your gourd with turkey yesterday, Katherine McPhee was earning a paycheck at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kath performed "Have It All" off her upcoming album Unbroken, standing on a colorful Jimmy Dean float that other Idol runner-up Adam Lambert would probably have felt more at home on. And if you…
By: Becky Bain / November 27, 2009

Fall Out Boy Members Kick Off Hiatus By Forming Metal Supergroup

Just a few days after we posted our item chock full of suggestions for how the members of Fall Out Boy should spend their hiatus comes the news that FOB's Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman have teamed up with members of Anthrax and Every Time I Die to create their ow…
By: Becky Bain / November 25, 2009

‘Glee’ Takes a Break Till 2010 As We Cry Into Our Jazz Hands

Attention Gleeks: If you haven't already picked up the first soundtrack or pre-ordered Volume 2, do it now, because there’s gonna be a lot less Glee in your life for awhile. After the December 9 episode, the beloved Fox series ain't coming back on the air till April 2010, says Entertainment Weekly. What’…
By: Becky Bain / November 25, 2009

The Five Classiest Quotes From Ke$ha’s ‘Billboard’ Interview

Oh, Ke$ha. Forget your current Top 10 hit "TiK ToK" or the one with Flo Rida that spent a bazillion years (i.e., six weeks) at #1 earlier this year—you had us when you started spelling your name with a dollar sign, using "Keshasuxx" as your Twitter monicker and taking classy sna…
By: Robbie Daw / November 25, 2009

Pussycat Dolls’ Melody Thornton Says It’s Just A ‘Break,’ Not a Break Up

Are the Pussycat Dolls really breaking up because of feuding within the group? New York Post's Page Six reports that Nicole Scherzinger (who previously tried sailing away from the five-piece pop act to unspectacular results) has sparked irreparable ire with the other members, and they’re breaking up for good. However, one…
By: Becky Bain / November 25, 2009

The Sounds Are All Wet In Their ‘Beatbox’ Video

Sweden's The Sounds amp their rad factor up an extra notch with their new vid for "Beatbox." The clip starts off with singer Maja Ivarsson and the rest of the band being chased through a dark jungle by an angry tribe. They then jump off a cliff and spend the rest of the time underwater.
By: Robbie Daw / November 25, 2009
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