Posts tagged "Selena Gomez"

Selena Gomez Asked Siedah Garrett To Write Songs For Her New Album

Talk about an unlikely bedfellows. Selena Gomez has asked R&B veteran Siedah Garrett to write tracks for her new LP. The woman who co-wrote Michael Jackson‘s “Man In The Mirror” (and sang with the King Of Pop on “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”) tweeted a picture with Sel and wrote: “Listening closely to [Selena] as she invites me to write new pop songs for her next album.”

What now? First of all, the 21-year-old is rumored to be putting out a greatest hits compilation later this year with three new tracks but they have already been recorded — so this must be for the follow-up to Stars Dance. Also, Siedah specializes in soulful ballads, which would represent a rather staggering change of pace for Selena. At least we know she’s still serious about music. See the tweet after the jump. More »

Backstreet Boys Postpone Israel Concerts: Morning Mix

:: Backstreet Boys have postponed their three sold-out concerts in Israel due to the ongoing international conflict with Palestine. The group is hoping to reschedule the shows for spring 2015. [Billboard]

:: Meanwhile, Selena Gomez became the latest pop star to face criticism for even speaking up on the conflict. She urged fans to pray for casualties at the volatile Palestinian region of Gaza, resulting in threats to un-follow her. [MTV]

:: A Beyonce fashion exhibit will debut July 22 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Featured pieces include her “Single Ladies” black leotard and Super Bowl body suit. [AP]

:: Zendaya did not feel “morally okay” to move forward with Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, she says. Among other reasons, one main one was that she tried, but failed, to reach the late singer’s family for consent. [Billboard]

:: Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst has directed not one, not two, but three eHarmony commercials. The first stars a child, age 5, who’s trying to sign up for the online dating service. [Ad Age]

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Lady Gaga’s “Hood Rat” Ex-Assistant Gets Tell-All Deal: Morning Mix

Fame Monster?
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:: Lady Gaga‘s ex-assistant has struck a tell-all deal for her book titled Fame Monster. She took Gaga to court last year seeking unpaid overtime, claiming that she was expected “to be working and available 24/7,” while Gaga reportedly called her a “fucking hoodrat.” [Page Six]

:: Jeezy nabbed Jay Z to record a verse for his new album Seen It All, out September. According to Jeezy, shit got real – the task at hand brought tears to Hov’s eyes, because of how he was reminded of his Marcy Projects upbringing. [MTV]

:: Jack Antonoff, of fun. and now Bleachers, opens up in comedian Marc Maron‘s latest podcast how about a “world-shattering” event informs every decision he’s made in his career. Perhaps he’ll talk more about Taylor Swift and Katy Perry as well. [WTF Podcast]

:: Iggy Azalea‘s boyfriend Nick Young says that when she initially heard of Nicki Minaj‘s apparent BET Awards diss, she didn’t take the news well. “When she got home and was going through her phone and hearing all the things and people talking trash about her, you know I had to be there for her,” he said. “But you know what, Iggy is doing big things and it’s scaring a lot of people!” [Us Weekly]

:: Selena Gomez reveals that she got a new tattoo. She decided to get the words “Love Yourself First,” translated into Arabic, according to the artist Bang Bang. [E!]

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Cheryl Cole Married Her Boyfriend Of Three Months: Morning Mix

There's A Ring On It
:: Cheryl Cole revealed that she married boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on July 7 by posting a photo of her wedding ring. The two had been dating for just three months. [Facebook]

:: Jessica Simpson offers a peek inside her July 5, Great Expectations-inspired wedding with retired NFL player Eric Johnson. The two married July 5 at Montecito, Calif.’s San Ysidro Ranch. [PEOPLE]

:: Jay Z joins director Spike Lee, actor Billy Crystal and famed NBA player Michael Jordan in tipping their caps to New York Yankees Derek Jeter. Jeter is about to enter his last season. [MTV]

:: Selena Gomez criticized a fan for going too far in the comments section. While the original remark was deleted, Gomez re-posted her response: “The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman.” [MTV]

:: Rap Genius has changed its name to simply Genius, in efforts to spell out its new ambitions: “Annotate the world.” The crowd-sourced site has already branched out to encompass rock, news and poetry, though not without courting controversy. [Okayplayer]

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Girls Take It Off: 16 Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q2)

The second quarter of 2014 delivered a veritable onslaught of sexy pics from our favorite pop divas. Leading the charge was the holy queen of unnecessary nudity Rihanna. She posed topless (and bottomless) for French men’s magazine Lui and then posted the pics on Instagram, which led to her account being temporarily deleted. She never reactivated it and we’re still in mourning.

Seasoned attention-seekers Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus got in on the act, losing their clothes for multiple photo shoots, but they were put in their place by pop veteran Madonna. Her nipples took pride of place in Italian Vogue and she proved that there’s no age limit for shameless publicity stunts. Bless her heart. While not as rowdy as the previously-mentioned divas, good girls Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato posted bikini pics, while pop legend Mariah Carey wore a pearl necklace (let’s not go there) and little else for sleazy snapper Terry Richardson. See all the sexy pop star antics up top. More »

Adele Is Reportedly Plotting A ‘Beyonce’-Style Album Release: Morning Mix

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:: Adele has reportedly finished her third album, with hopes of pulling off a Beyonce-style surprise release. “Theoretically it could be released tomorrow if she wanted,” a source said. [Daily Star]

:: Jessie J performed her part in DJ Cassidy‘s “Calling All Hearts,” which also features Robin Thicke, at this year’s Capital Summertime Ball. Instead of the Paula crooner, though, The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes joined her on stage to help sing the song. [Popdust]

:: Kelly Clarkson has shared the first photo of her newborn girl, River Rose. “6lbs 6oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet :)” she says. (River Rose is adorable.) [Instagram]

:: A homeless man who stalked Selena Gomez was ordered to undergo psychological treatment. He went to the Stars Dance star’s house twice, then was arrested for breaking into her guest house. Yikes. [AP]

:: As the world waits for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, Katy Perry has already volunteered to write her a campaign song. Wouldn’t “Firework” suffice? [Instagram]

:: Lorde responded to Iggy Azalea‘s recent comments about her participation in an all-girl tribute to Nirvana, which was part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “I had a good time. That’s all that mattered,” Lorde said. Meanwhile, Azalea re-focused her energies on criticizing the media. [Pitchfork]

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Jamie Lynn Spears Would Like To Tour With Sister Britney Spears: Morning Mix

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:: 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 »

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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Miley Cyrus Accuses MuchMusic Video Awards Of Vote Rigging After Losing To Selena Gomez

Miley Cyrus just won’t let Selena Gomez be great. After singing “FU” to a cardboard effigy of Justin Bieber‘s on-again/off-again girlfriend in Milan last week, the 21-year-old fired off a thinly-veiled accusation of vote rigging after losing to her rival for Favorite International Artist at last night’s (June 15) MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada.

“Wigged woting wis wack wust wayin,” tweeted Miley after learning that she didn’t win the fan-voted category. That translates as “rigged voting is wack just sayin”, which came across as a face-saving maneuver after actively campaigning for the award. As for Selena? She remained graceful and thanked fans via Instagram. “Canada! Why the heck are y’all SO amazing?!” she wrote. “Thank YOU, thank YOU. Ill be right back..” See the dueling divas’ very different social media updates after the jump. More »

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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