Begin shaking and crying now, Angels and Beliebers: Cody Simpson
and Justin Bieber
‘s majorly anticipated collaboration is nearly upon us.
Although the frequently headline-making Biebs didn’t have time to finish that duet with Ariana Grande, he did manage to hop in the studio with the Aussie teen heartthrob back in June.
Late last night, Cody tweeted about their upcoming music and uploaded an Instagram video teasing the new tune. And, although it sounds a little muffled, the heartfelt guitar-led ballad still sounds like a promising collaboration. “You tell me love is blind, but baby, I can see it all…”
Are you ready for Cody and Justin’s collaboration? Check out the teaser after the jump, and ;et us know what you think in the comments below. More »
Remember when Ariana Grande
and Justin Bieber trolled us
into thinking they were recording a duet by sharing a behind-the-scenes studio pic on Instagram? Well, someone kindly asked Ari about the missing collaboration in a recent interview and she put its conspicuous absence from My Everything
down to being busy. Sure, that sounds likely.
“We were working on it. We were in the studio together… We were going to do it, but then we both got busy,” the 21-year-old told the Associated Press. “I had to focus on my stuff and he was focusing on his, and it just sort of didn’t really get done.” Ariana promises that the duet will emerge “one day” but it’s probably in the trash folder on her laptop next to her Chris Brown collab “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”. More »
It’s safe to say that Orlando Bloom
According to Page Six, Bloom and Justin Bieber got into a heated brawl leading up to an attempted punch in the general direction of Bieber’s face at Cipriani in Ibiza early this morning, and it all had to do with girls — namely Orlando’s ex, Miranda Kerr and Bieber’s on-again, off-again sweetheart, Selena Gomez.
And now for a brief #drama history lesson between the two, courtesy of Page Six: “The bad blood between the two began in 2012 when Bieber was seen getting flirty with Kerr after a Victoria’s Secret fashion show, which reportedly led to tension between the model and her Hollywood star husband, Bloom. The married couple then separated in October 2013. Then newly single Bloom was seen spending time with Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, in April.”
According to the tabloid, some sources say the punch came after Bieber “made a rude comment” about Miranda Kerr, while other sources say that only happened post-punch. Either way, there is now video evidence. Watch up top. More »
, more famous these days for drag racing
, egging houses
and making racist jokes on camera
than for his music, has revealed that he’s actually been cobbling together songs for what one would assume is a new album. He did so via the time-tested news outlet of Instagram, where the tatted-up heartthrob posted a grand total of 11 new song snippets last night.
Many of them are R&B slow jams, one is a dance number, there’s a dash of reggae-lite, two are cutesy guitar-pop ballads and one prompted a certain Belieber to comment, “Fvck me Justin!!”
If you yourself would like Justin to fvck you, that’s probably not going to happen. But at least you can listen to bits of his new baby-making music below. More »
:: “Break Free”
songstress Ariana Grande
paid tribute to her late grandfather with a series of tweets. He passed away from cancer on July 22. [MTV
:: To celebrate her golden 22nd year on Earth, Selena Gomez went to St. Tropez for her birthday vacation with gal-pal and model Cara Delevinge. The paparazzi followed suit, getting too close for comfort and causing Selena to demand some much-needed R-E-S-P-E-C-T. [Gossip Cop]
:: After dumping rapper Big Sean back in April, Naya Rivera just got hitched to actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. What can we say — girl moves quick. [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: Justin Bieber has reportedly signed on to become the next celebrity spokesmodel for Calvin Klein underwear, completing his inevitable Marky-Mark spiritual journey. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Sheezus singer Lily Allen lashes out against BBC Radio 1 after getting dumped from their playlist and talks music-industry sexism. [NME]
Want to catch some of your favorite musical acts on TV today? Find out whose playing below. More »
Did You Hear?
:: A minor-league baseball team plans to destroy Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus records due to their “musical disease.” The event has been dubbed “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It,” as inspired by the 1979 event in Chicago. [Los Angeles Times]
:: David Bowie hints that he will release new music soon. His last album, 2013′s The Next Day, was his first in a decade. [Pitchfork]
:: T.I. performed in the premiere episode of VH1′s new Soundclash series, produced by Questlove and hosted by Diplo. When the Atlanta rapper performed “Live Your Life,” Fall Out Boy and London Grammar filled in for Rihanna. [Stereogum]
:: Rihanna apologized for a contentious tweet she sent with the hashtag “#FreePalestine.” She says that she sent the tweet out on accident, without intending to take sides on the international conflict. [Billboard]
:: Girls creator Lena Dunham has one nagging question about MAGIC!‘s #1 hit “Rude” – has the girl mentioned “even consented to marrying a Canadian reggae singer?” Ingrid Michaelson‘s got answers. [Billboard]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
must complete five days of community service and attend an anger management program, due to egging his neighbor’s house
last spring. He has also reportedly been ordered to pay his neighbor $80,900 and stay away from him and his family for two years.
Bieber was charged with one count of misdemeanor vandalism. When the singer’s neighbor first reported the incident, he claimed that the pop star threw 20 eggs to cause $20,000 worth of damage. The two live in Calabasas, a gated California suburb that’s popular with mainstream stars. “It became like a scene from Caligula at Bieber’s house in Calabasas,” an unnamed source recently said to Vulture, of how disruptive “Joffrey Bieber” and his bodyguards were in the gated community. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Miley Cyrus has been dating producer Mike WiLL Made It for nine months, according to multiple (unnamed) sources. The two have been rumored to be seeing each other since Bangerz lead single “We Can’t Stop” dominated radio, though they’ve maintained that they’re just friends. [Us Weekly]
:: fun. will appear on Beck‘s long-awaited Song Reader, out July 29 on Capitol. Beck previously released the sheet music to Song Reader in 2012, with hopes that fans would record their own versions of those songs. [Stereogum]
:: Weezer will release its ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on September 30. The band teamed with Ric Ocasek, the producer behind Weezer’s landmark records The Blue Album and The Green Album. [EW]
:: Justin Bieber was charged with one count of misdemeanor for allegedly egging his neighbor’s Calabasas home. Other neighbors have since accused Bieber of throwing loud parties and driving recklessly. [Rolling Stone]
:: Nicki Minaj will appear on Home Shopping Network on July 11 at midnight to promote her latest fragrance, Minajesty Exotic. Fans will also be able to call in to speak with the Pink Print star herself. [Instagram]
:: When Jay Z asks if his two-step is off, Beyonce will speak the truth. [Instagram]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
Clearly, Justin Bieber
had a great time at manager Scooter Braun‘s wedding
. He hung out with Ed Sheeran
. He sang “Call Me Maybe” with Carly Rae Jepsen
. (Rather, he sang while Jepsen giggled
.) Best of all, though, he was standing next to award-winning actor Tom Hanks
, dressed inexplicably as a rabbi, when Braun’s wedding band launched a cover of Montell Jordan
‘s 1995 hit “This Is How We Do It.”
With the band’s lead singer behind him, Hanks led the sing-along. He raised his arms as if basking in the song’s glory, before he did the robot out the dancing circle. Stars, they’re just like us – they pick up their dry cleaning, head to Starbucks and sing their praises of Montell Jordan’s Friday (and Saturday and, evidently, Sunday) night staple whenever they get the chance to unwind. Watch Bieber’s clip of Tom Hanks – yes, that Tom Hanks – singing and dancing to “This Is How We Do It” after the jump. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Scooter Braun, manager of Justin Bieber, PSY and The Wanted (RIP), was married over the weekend in Canada. His wedding was attended by Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ed Sheeran, Tom Hanks, Asher Roth and Usher, among others. The important thing: “Call Me Maybe” was performed. [Rap-Up.com]
:: Speaking of Usher, he’s set to debut a new song today (July 8) titled “She Came To Give It To You,” and it features Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams. [PopJustice]
:: Taylor Swift wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, stating, “Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album’s price point is. I hope they don’t underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Grammy winning producer William Orbit has defended Britney Spears‘ vocals. [Pink Is The New Blog]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »