Posts tagged "Justin Bieber"

Avril Lavigne’s “Hello Kitty” Gets Positive Reviews In Japan: Morning Mix

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:: While Western outlets criticized Avril Lavigne‘s “Hello Kitty” video for being “Japan fetishization,” Lavigne’s Japanese audience responded positively. “The people who are blaming the artist for racism are non-Japanese,” a social media expert says. [Billboard]

:: Hilary Duff is teaming with Ed Sheeran and songwriter Savan Kotecha (Britney Spears, Ariana Grande‘s “Problem”) for her comeback album. Meanwhile, Duff promises that her new music will have an “earthy, indie-pop vibe.” [Popdust]

:: Carrie Underwood, your prayers have been answered. While NBC’s The Sound of Music special aired to negative reviews, Julie Andrews praised it. “You know, it’s 50 years ago since that wonderful film was made – I think it was time someone else took a crack at it,” she said. [Popdust]

:: Katy Perry, Weird Al Yankovic and Tyler, the Creator all cover the same 1892 song for The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell. The record was put together by Mark Ryden, the artist behind Tyler’s Wolf album artwork and a similarly surreal portrait of Perry, titled “Katy Aphrodite.” [THR]

:: Perhaps it’s for good luck: Justin Bieber walked undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather out for his winning May 2 match, after doing so in 2012. This time, Lil Wayne joined them. [Twitter]

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Justin Bieber Teases Ariana Grande Duet With Photo Of The Pair In Studio

The Justin Bieber studio carousel/cyclone of destruction spins ceaselessly, this time sweeping Ariana Grande up into its spiral. Last night (May 1), while some of his pop colleagues were at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Bieber was at home twiddling away on his social meats (which was seriously such a better use of time), and posted a photo of himself in the studio with of-the-moment diva-in-training Grande. “Congrats @arianagrande on your number 1 song,” he wrote, throwing in a major teaser by signing off with “#arianabieberduet ??”

While fans of the doe-eyed “Problem” singer may cringe at the prospect of her linking up with grizzled old Biebs, it’s pretty clear a collab between the two has potential to be killer. And since Grande has already collaborated with Chris Brown, this is actually the first time Bieber could be presented as The Sensible Alternative.

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Naya Rivera Has Been Dumped By Columbia Records: Morning Mix

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:: It hasn’t been a great week for Naya Rivera. First, (incorrect) rumors circulated that she had been fired from Glee and now it has been confirmed that she has been dumped by Columbia Records after her debut single “Sorry” flopped. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Mariah Carey might be an elusive chanteuse but she’s a more accessible mom. She celebrated Dem Babies‘ third birthday (and her wedding anniversary with husband Nick Cannon) with friends and family. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: This is a step in the right direction as far as the rehabilitation of Justin Bieber is concerned. He jumped on Twitter to apologize for visiting a controversial war shrine in Japan. Good for him. [Digital Spy]

:: Everyone knows that Craigslist is home to its fair share of weirdos but this guy actually sounds kind of cool. A Beyonce fan gave away a signed poster of his heroine to the person who called him up and sang the best rendition of “Single Ladies”. [Billboard]

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Beyonce Takes You Behind The Scenes Of “Pretty Hurts” Video: Morning Mix

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:: Beyonce goes behind the scenes of her “Pretty Hurts” video, with help from director Melina Matsoukas. Fun fact: The childhood photo used for Beyonce’s “Bow Down” artwork directly inspired one of the video’s most heartbreaking moments. Watch above.

:: DJ Snake and Lil Jon nabbed Juicy J, 2 Chainz and French Montana for a posse cut remix of their surprise smash “Turn Down for What.” The line-up is (mostly) fitting – the song’s named after a saying Lil Jon would hear while still based in Atlanta. [Complex]

:: Ricky Martin kicks off the April 28 episode of Dancing With The Stars with a performance of his 2014 World Cup anthem, “Vida.” He will also appear as a guest judge. [ABC]

:: Katy Perry chatted with The Breakfast Club to talk the surprise crossover appeal of “Dark Horse.” What may be more surprising, though, is how she calls Drake “soft” and host Charlamagne Tha God starts singing “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” to greet her. It’s all bonkers. [Power 105.1]

:: Is Justin Bieber guilty of egging his neighbor’s home, amounting to $20,000 in damages? A recently surfaced police affidavit only knows for certain that a “white male” is responsible, but then refers to the culprit throughout as “Suspect Bieber.” Hmm. [MTV]

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Justin Bieber Debuts Surprise R&B Ballad “Hard2FaceReality”: Listen

Justin Bieber debuted a new song, “Hard2FaceReality,” April 26 on SoundCloud. In the ’90s-inspired R&B ballad, he and singer Poo Bear exchange wounded verses of a long-distance relationship, slowly falling apart. “Relationships over the phone, talking to your significant other all night long,” Bieber sings in the first verse.

“Hard2FaceReality” was posted to Bieber’s new SoundCloud profile, “sirbizzle.” Earlier this year, the pop star temporarily switched his Instagram handle to “bizzle,” before U.K. rapper Lethal Bizzle protested (“I guess he realized there’s only one Bizzle after all,” he said). The attempted name change, in addition to his new material, makes clear that Bieber’s trying to transition out of teen-pop status as he was in his 2013 digital-download LP Journals.

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American Express Teams Up With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis For Concert Series: Morning Mix

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:: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Florida Georgia Line have teamed up with American Express for an exclusive concert series. Members will be able to see the two very different acts strut their stuff live, starting with the rap duo’s New York gig on May 21. [StupidDope]

:: It’s not easy being Justin Bieber. The Canadian superstar was held up by customs at LAX yesterday (April 24) for over two hours due to his pending criminal cases. [TMZ]

:: Madonna is being criticized by LGBT activists for calling kale “gay”. While I share the diva’s dislike for the leafy vegetable, perhaps she should choose her words more carefully given her large and loyal gay following. [Gossip Cop].

:: Someone had the genius idea of making the cast of animated movie Frozen perform the choreography to Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller”. It’s fun and slightly creepy way to waste two minutes of your day. [Pink Is The New Blog]

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The White House Responds To Justin Bieber’s Deportation Petition: Morning Mix

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:: The White House has finally responded to a petition to deport Justin Bieber which attracted 273,968 signatures. In short, they refused to comment to the pop star’s case but waxed lyrical about the need for immigration reform. [E! Online]

:: Robin Thicke has a lot to celebrate. He’s rich, handsome and now has the highest selling download in UK history with iTunes-conquering “Blurred Lines”. It has sold 1.54 million copies to date. [ABC]

:: It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from “Somebody That I Used To Know” songstress Kimbra. Her soon-to-be-released second album features Muse frontman Matt Bellamy on guitar as well as cameos from John Legend and Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns. [NME]

:: Chance The Rapper cancelled his appearance at Coachella on Sunday (April 20) due to a mystery illness. However, his team assures us that he is expected to make a full recovery. Get well soon. [Rap-Up]

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Justin Bieber Crashed Drake Bell’s Album Release Party And Then Dragged Him On Instagram

For someone with an increasingly battered reputation, Justin Bieber usually keeps it cute on social media. Which makes last night’s (April 17) outburst against Drake Bell all the more memorable. Sick of constant Twitter jabs from the former Drake & Josh actor, the “Confident” singer crashed his nemesis’ album release party and then documented it on Instagram.

As far as beefs go, this one is actually pretty funny. Justin pulled up outside Mixology at The Grove in Los Angeles — the venue where Drake was holding his party — and basically stole his thunder. (Not to mention the attention of his overwhelmed fans). To rub it in, Selena Gomez‘ on-again/off-again boyfriend then posted a pic of the 27-year-old peering over the balcony to find out what was going on with the caption: “Why is @justinbieber sprinter van getting more attention than my album release party.”

Justin quickly deleted the post but uploaded a video of the frankly hilarious incident with the smug comment: “So nice seeing my fans at the grove tonight.” It might sound like overkill but Drake has been baiting the troubled star for a while now with tweets about his (allegedly) fake followers and lack of talent. See Biebs’ deleted Instagram post, subsequent video and his enemy’s response. More »

Selena Gomez Has A Justin Bieber-Referencing Song/Video On The Way According To Ryan Seacrest

Selena Gomez has been unusually quiet on the music front since “Slow Down” was sent to radio in August 2013. The shimmery pop perfection that is Stars Dance never got a third single despite selling well and rumors began to swirl that the 21-year-old was shopping for new management and even a new label. (The former turned out to be true, there’s still no word on the latter).

Given all these developments, fans were happily surprised when Ryan Seacrest revealed that Sel has a new song/video on the way in a recent radio segment about Kim Kardashian‘s wedding. “I saw Selena the other night and she’s got a big new song coming out and a really cool video,” he said. But here’s where it gets really interesting. “The video will get people  talking about whether or not it’s about she and Justin [Bieber]“.

Could this be a belated Stars Dance single or the lead single from Selena’s next LP? Ryan doesn’t mention Justin singing on the song, so it’s probably not their long hoped-for duet. Listen to the radio mogul spill the beans about the diva’s next move after the jump. He starts talking about Sel at the 2:35 minute mark. More »

Adam Lambert Dyed His Hair Green: Morning Mix

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:: Adam Lambert joins Katy Perry as the latest pop star to dye his hair green (above) – effectively rendering seapunk irrelevant or, as he says, “Green Hair Don’t Care.” Does he pull it off? [Popdust]

:: Pharrell has talked about his surprise hit “Happy” at length before, but he has yet to cry over its success as he did on Oprah Prime. “I don’t know why I’m crying!” he said,  after host Oprah Winfrey played a clip of fans around the world dancing to the song. [Rap Radar]

:: Speaking of hits: Mac Miller debuted a few new songs at a April 12 concert in Pittsburgh, and one line stuck out to fans in particular. “I did it all without a Drake feature,” he rapped. Thoughts, Future? [MTV]

:: Jhene Aiko exacts revenge on a cheating love in her new “Comfort Inn Ending” video. She steals his jewelry and scratches his car with keys before she sets fire to it all, making for a compelling follow-up to “The Worst” while proving she can hold her own, with or without Drizzy. [Rap Radar]

:: Justin Bieber skipped the latest hearing for a high-profile incident in December 2013. Bieber is charged with assaulting a limo driver after leaving a Toronto nightclub. [Billboard]

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