Did You Hear?
:: Wendy Starland, a talent scout who helped to find Lady Gaga, just won a major lawsuit! She filed against former Gaga producer Rob Fusari, claiming that he failed to share the profits in discovering the “female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes.” Starland is now walking away with $7.3 million in her pocket! [Billboard]
:: It turns out that Bono‘s injuries from his cycling accident are very serious. The U2 frontman suffered from various fractures — including a facial one, a shoulder fracture and one on the humerus. He had to undergo five hours of surgery. [Billboard]
:: Justin Timberlake just got even richer! The singer is now the co-owner of audio technology company, AfterMaster. The business focuses on re-mastering and enhancing the quality of songs. [Entrepreneur]
:: Watch out, #Directioners! Taylor Swift is still friends with her ex-boyfriend, One Direction‘s Harry Styles. The pair split last year, but have recently been talking again. Maybe their conversations began with the songs she wrote about him on 1989? [Just Jared]
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So, so many girls (and boys) will be devastated to hear this news, but it’s reportedly real: Justin Timberlake is having a baby…with someone who isn’t you.
The 20/20 Experience Pop Prince and Motherlover‘s first child with Jessica Biel is on the way, according to an exclusive from Us Weekly. “Right now they are just enjoying the news for themselves…they just want a happy baby,” says ‘an insider’ to the magazine. In the meantime, Justin’s still touring through the next few months, while Biel recently just guest-starred on The New Girl with Zooey Deschanel.
No word yet on whether it’ll be a Señorita or the future heir to JT’s pop throne, but in any case…congratulations, you two lovebirds! We’re already excited to see the inevitable playdate photos with Blue Ivy. More »
Beyonce has been rumored to be releasing a four-disc reissue of her 2013 self-titled album. Now, a photo of that release’s tracklist has surfaced online. If this is to be believed, then the reissue’s physical release, here titled BEYONCE – The Complete Edition, will feature ten new songs with accompanying visuals, plus a DVD of her and Jay Z‘s On The Run special. Featured artists would include Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.
Complex points out that this document appears to be fake for few reasons. It says that the reissue’s release date, November 25, falls on Monday — it’s actually a Tuesday. Plus, a song called “Good In Goodbye” is already a lyric from 4‘s “Best Thing I Never Had.” What’s also worth noting, though, is that two of this reissue’s songs are registered on ASCAP: “DONK,” co-written by Pharrell and The-Dream; and “Cherry,” written by Timberlake, Timbaland and Jerome Harmon.
See the alleged tracklist for Beyonce’s rumored four-disc reissue below. More »
At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell
will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce
, Miley Cyrus
, Iggy Azalea
in the Video Of The Year category
. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco
once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day
nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears
emerged victorious in the category?
Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »
Pop stars are really getting behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
, which raises money for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants donate $100 or have a bucket of extremely cold water poured over their head. (To their credit, most celebrities have elected to do both). As a result, social media is buzzing with videos of soaking wet divas and shirtless singers. Bless.
As a part of the challenge you have to nominate three other people to take part. Taylor Swift picked Selena Gomez before undertaking her group-soaking with a bunch of friends and Drake passed the baton to Beyonce, who is yet to participate. (It’s surely only a matter of time). He used the opportunity to show off his rippling six-pack, as did Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris. Watch a selection of the best ice bucket challenges after the jump. More »
paused his set during a recent 20/20
concert when he heard the crowd yelling at him. One fan in particular, an autistic boy named Julian
, was turning eight years old – and all he wanted was for Timberlake to wish him a happy birthday, as a recent video shows.
The video was first posted by Julian’s mother, writer Marika Rosenthal Delan. “Things started to unravel quickly in my mind as I looked around, giving way to my worries about Julian’s obsessions, his volume, his repetitiveness, his clumsiness, if he would spill someone’s drink and if they would be unkind to him…. basically all the things a parent worries about when they have a child that is easily misunderstood,” she wrote, in a concert recap for the blog The Manifest Station.
Throughout the show, Julian tried to capture Timberlake’s attention: “It’s my birthday! This is my present!” As the video shows, and despite Delan’s initial worries, the crowd of 25,000 didn’t mind. On Timberlake’s count, everyone joined in to sing “Happy Birthday” to Julian. Watch the adorable footage below. More »
:: Nominated by Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, Justin Timberlake
along with The Tennessee Kids
take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and elect Jimmy Fallon
and The Roots
to be next in line. [Billboard
:: Heavily pregnant Christina Aguilera gives her unborn daughter a sneak peak at some of her new music. How much do you wish you were that baby right now? [Daily Mail]
:: 2 Chainz is being called “the baby whisperer” after his song “I’m Different” is the only thing that stopped a little girl from crying. [MTV]
:: Jessica Simpson threw sister Ashlee Simpson a “bohemian pool party” for her marriage to Evan Ross and also managed to show off her bangin’ bikini bod, yet again. [People]
:: After spending around $100,000 dollars on a scrapped album, Ryan Adams reveals that he is “too old to care” who likes his records. [NME]
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:: UK songstress Lily Allen
will open for the latest leg of Miley Cyrus
tour and defends Miley for being a “fearless bitch.” [Billboard
:: EDM DJ David Guetta totally tripped out at his latest Tomorrowlands Festival set in Belgium this past weekend. Kids, what did we say about doing drugs?!? [Gawker]
:: Legendary beatmaker Swizz Beats shared two Instagram snippets of Jay Z, Timbaland and himself during the making of the Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Verses.” [MTV]
:: Justin Timberlake revealed that his solo career was largely inspired by Radiohead’s fourth LP Kid A. [Stereogum]
:: “Hideaway” singer Kiesza and Diplo are working together on a track called “Take You There,” which will be featured on the beatsmith’s upcoming mixtape. [Pop Justice]
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tops Pollstar’s list of 2014′s highest-grossing tours so far. The UK boy band’s Where We Are trek has raked in more than $131 million, besting sales of landmark tours by The Rolling Stones
($115 million), including the legendary rock band’s first-ever concert in Israel
. Justin Timberlake
ranks third on the list ($110 million), though with his 20/20 world tour
now returning to the United States
his sales are bound to go up.
Other acts didn’t come close to selling as much as the top three. The ever-reliable Bruce Springstreen & the E Street Band (Timberlake is a fan) has brought in $64 million. Meanwhile, save for 1D, Timberlake and Bruno Mars and his Moonshine Jungle Tour rounding out the top ten, the year’s biggest sellers so far have been legacy acts, like George Strait and the Eagles. As Popdust points out, Cher is the only female in the top ten, though with Beyonce (Mrs. Carter Show) and Miley Cyrus (Bangerz) not trailing far behind.
Head on over to Pollstar for the full list. After the jump, see a fan-made compilation of the best moments from One Direction’s tour, set at the start to The Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men.” More »
Did You Hear?
:: Jamie Lynn Spears revealed that she would love to tour with big sister Britney Spears in a recent interview. This sounds great. Not only could we finally hear “Chillin’ With You” live (-ish) but it would introduce the rising country diva’s music to a whole new audience. [Pop Sugar]
:: Surely someone can make this happen? Selena Gomez really, really wants to record a duet with Justin Timberlake. She’s a big fan of how he made the leap from teen idol to well-respected music artist. [Yahoo]
:: Beyonce is returning to HBO. The game-changing diva has lined up a new 10-part series called Beyonce: X10. The episodes run for 10 minutes each and include one song from The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. [Vibe]
:: The voice behind Frozen theme song “Let It Go” Idina Menzel had a disturbing costume malfunction during a recent show. Her breast fell out from under her bra but she calmly fixed the situation while continuing to sing. True professionalism! [MTV] More »