Posts tagged "Justin Bieber"

Adam Levine Wants You To Know That He Didn’t Sleep With Lindsay Lohan: Morning Mix

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:: Adam Levine wants you to know that he did not sleep with a certain celebrity. “That’s not true,” he told Howard Stern. “I did not have sexual intercourse with Lindsay Lohan. I will swear on anything that you ask that I have never had sex with Lindsay Lohan!” Ok, ok. We believe you. [Just Jared]

:: The bad news never ends for Justin Bieber. According to news reports a car he was traveling (but not driving) had an accident in Beverly Hills, while trying to evade paparazzi. Thankfully, no one was injured. [MTV]

:: Madonna is surprisingly traditional when it comes to education. It looks like daughter Lourdes is following in her footsteps and will take classes at the University of Michigan. How do we know? She posted pics on Instagram like any proud mother. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: This is a relief. Paul McCartney has finally shaken the mystery virus he contracted in Tokyo, Japan and has rescheduled the North American tour dates he had to cancel because of it. “I’m feeling great!” he declared in a YouTube video announcing the new shows. [Billboard]

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Trey Songz’s ‘Trigga’: Stream The Full Album Featuring Justin Bieber And Nicki Minaj

Trey Songz has claimed (convincingly) that he invented sex. In his new album Trigga, now streaming ahead of its July 1 release, the young R&B crooner’s behavior tends to be just as bold. He and Juicy J pal up in the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Late Night” to lay down one-night-stand terms as explicitly as possible. Following 2010′s “Bottoms Up,” he reunites with Nicki Minaj – a last-minute feature – in “Touchin’, Lovin’,” for a woozy pop-R&B number that inspires them to lay down an important ground rule for bedroom behavior – in the words of the Pink Print star, “Real n—-s let real b—–s come first.” And he and Justin Bieber fantasize of a Miami vacation in his “Foreign” remix, complete with a short and succinct list of priorities: F—, drink, sleep.

Songz would repeat that sentiment later on, just as he features not one, but two version of “Foreign” in the album’s standard edition – moves that seems a bit excessive. But the somewhat long wait for the tender “SmartPhones,” dubious title and all, is worth it. There he imagines being caught cheating, and as he attempts to figure out how to beg for an apology, his anguished voice coasts into a falsetto with little to no effort. For all the times he’s sing-rapping and being blunt in Trigga, it’s stunning to hear him meander and sigh of being speechless.

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Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Are Back Together: Morning Mix

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:: The greatest love story of our time is back on. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez partied together earlier this week and there’s video evidence of the on-again/off-again couple getting cozy. Maybe they will finally release that duet now? [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Kesha, Brad Paisley, Ludacris and Josh Groban have opened up about their roles on interactive reality show Rising Star. They also kindly explained how the format works and why it’s different to other talent shows. [Billboard]

:: Never let it be said that Canadians don’t have a great sense of humor. Electro-pop duo Chromeo pranked journalists into believing that they had become major investors in a bogus airline by sending out a fake press release. [Stereogum]

:: Watain surprised fans (in a bad way, we hope) by splattering them with pigs’ blood at a recent concert in New York. As it turns out, the Swedish metal band didn’t technically break the law. Dousing people in animal blood is a legal activity. So there you go. [TMZ]

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Justin Bieber’s Protege Madison Beer Drops “Unbreakable” Video: Watch

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Justin Bieber's Protege Takes Off
Madison Beer initially gained Justin Bieber‘s attention with her mash-up of Bruno Mars covers posted to YouTube. Already, his co-sign has boosted the 15-year-old singer’s profile significantly: She signed with Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun. Bieber himself appeared in her debut “Melodies” video (“That’s a smash. She’s gonna be a star, trust me,” he says). And on June 16, Beer debuted her new song “Unbreakable,” to have its video viewed nearly 100,000 times less than a day later.

“Unbreakable” isn’t geared for block parties like her debut single, “Melodies.” Instead the midtempo pop number aims to uplift anyone who’s ever felt insecure or broken down, with its faint electro flourishes and encouraging hook. In the video, Beer and a crowd wanders aimlessly until they find a field, dance around and send black balloons with messages scrawled on them (“I matter,” “I’m scared,” “I love”) into the sky. Like Bieber to his millions of Beliebers, Beer does her best to seem approachable. More »

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Surprised Students At The Frank Sinatra School Of Arts: Morning Mix

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:: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett surprised students on the last day of class at the Frank Sinatra School of Arts in New York City yesterday. They even performed a duet version of the classic song “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”. [Walb]

:: Talk about great casting! Execs at Lifetime have chosen rising Disney diva Zendaya to play Aaliyah in a new biopic. It makes sense especially given that her breakthrough hit “Replay” sounded like a lost Baby Girl demo. In a good way. [Vulture]

:: Chris Brown has hit the studio with Justin Bieber to record a collaboration for their loyal fans. This doesn’t sound like a particularly wise move for either of them but there you have it. [Rap-Up]

:: Well, this is kind of sweet. Casper Smart, who has been accused of cheating on Jennifer Lopez with a transgender Instagram model, took it upon himself to plug his famous ex’s new LP A.K.A. online. At least he’s trying. [Radar Online]

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Justin Bieber And Cody Simpson Are Collaborating Together: Morning Mix

:: Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson are collaborating on a new project together.How do we know? Their sound engineer posted a picture of the teen heartthrobs jamming in the studio on his Instagram. [Gossip Cop]

:: They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Irish band Kodaline should actually be kind of happy that Kellog’s “copied” their breakthrough hit “All I Want” in a new commercial. That is if they’re getting paid. [Digital Spy]

:: Robin Thicke is clearly hoping to bring some good vibes into his life. He recently spent thousands of dollars buying a two-foot high chunk of Amethyst, which is used for protection and purification. It’s also rather pretty. [TMZ]

:: You’re probably pretty excited to see new talent show Rising Star, which features Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley as expert judges. If you want to take part in live voting, simply download their new app. [Rickey]

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Miley Cyrus Performed “FU” While Holding A Cardboard Cut-Out Of Selena Gomez: Morning Mix

:: Well, this was uncalled for. Miley Cyrus performed “FU” while holding a naked cardboard cut-out of pop rival Selena Gomez at a recent concert in Milan, Italy. She hasn’t revealed her motivation for the unkind gesture yet. [MTV]

:: Morrissey has cancelled the remainder of his US tour due to a worsening respiratory infection. Moz has been promoting new LP World Peace Is None Of Your Business, which is due July 15 on Harvest Records. [Billboard]

:: This is kind of sweet/creepy. Justin Bieber is trying to rehabilitate his image in the wake of those recent racist videos by releasing a sappy home video with his family. He can be seen asking his younger brother for hugs and kisses, while his dad narrates. [Mirror]

:: Sia has confirmed her engagement to filmmaker boyfriend Erik Anders Lang. She posted a pic on instagram with the caption “that’s an engagement ring folks”. Congratulations! [Just Jared]

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Usher Defends Justin Bieber Following Racist Jokes

Last week, TMZ spotted Usher exiting a Los Angeles restaurant — to the outlet, the perfect time to ask about newly surfaced videos of his protege, Justin Bieber, making racist jokes. (Then 15, Bieber used the n-word in one and of sang of joining the Ku Klux Klan in another.) In response, Usher boarded his Hummer without saying a word. TMZ’s takeaway?  He missed an “opportunity to join the growing list of BFOJBs.” (Is BFOJBs supposed to stand for “Black Friends of Justin Bieber”? If so, sigh.)

Over the weekend, Usher took to Instagram instead to defend the pop star. On June 7, he posted a photo of the two, where Bieber looks the same age as he did in those videos. With it, he issued a statement far more nuanced than TMZ would have allowed. (Side note: The outlet reportedly blackmailed Bieber with those same clips for years.) “As I have watched Justin Bieber navigate difficult waters as a young man, I can tell you that he hasn’t always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist,” Usher said.

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Austin Mahone Thinks It’s Obnoxious To Compare Him To Justin Bieber: Morning Mix

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:: Austin Mahone thinks it’s obnoxious to compare him to Justin Bieber. “You don’t know me,” he said in a recent interview. “You don’t know my music. You’re just making assumptions.” Fighting words! [MTV]

:: A man and a woman have been arrested for breaking into Miley Cyrus‘ home and stealing her car and jewelry. Police recognized them from security footage while they were taking a stroll in North Hollywood. [TMZ]

:: Kylie Minogue fans will, no doubt, be able to recite Jazzi P‘s rap on ’90s classic “Shocked” by heart. The femcee seemingly fell off the face of the earth but she has resurfaced as a contestant on Big Brother UK. Time for a comeback? [Digital Spy]

:: Some people have more money than sense. A replica of Kanye West‘s mustard stained polo short is now selling for the not-so-bargain price of $400. And people are actually buying it. Go figure. [Daily Mail]

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Justin Bieber Was Reportedly Blackmailed By TMZ With Racist Video

When TMZ posted video of Justin Bieber, then 15, making a racist joke using the n-word, the site claimed that it first obtained the footage four years ago, but didn’t post it because, well, he was 15. What TMZ didn’t say is that the outlet reportedly also blackmailed Bieber’s camp with the video for years – “using it as essentially ransom” for appearances and cooperation with stories, an unnamed source tells Gawker.

In the meantime, TMZ did report new details surrounding a second video that surfaced yesterday (June 4), one that Bieber singing of joining the Ku Klux Klan to the tune of his 2009 hit “One Less Lonely Girl.” An unnamed person working on one of the pop star’s video projects had allegedly stolen the footage, then tried to sell it back to Bieber’s camp two months ago for $1 million. (This price is said to have then dropped to $500,000.) According to Gawker’s report, Bieber’s camp decided that, because the footage looks dated at this point, negotiations weren’t worth having. More »