Friday, July 29, 2011
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Later in the evening, she caused chaos on the streets of Hollywood during her visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” She chatted with her fellow Italian about what she likes to cook, getting nominated for five Emmys, bowling in heels, and starting a family, and once again performed “The Edge of Glory” and “Yoü and I” on the outdoor stage.
According to TMZ, Soulja dropped the staggering amount on a private jet. A member of his management team tells the website that the G5 was purchased as a birthday present to himself.
The ride cost a reported $35 million, but he is spending an additional $20 million to upgrade it with 12 custom Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, four liquor bars, a travertine-tiled floor, and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.
If that’s not enough, he is replacing the in-flight lavatory with a luxurious bathroom and giving it a custom paint job to include his logo.
He also reportedly spent $300,000 on a blowout birthday bash at a Miami nightclub with guests including Dwight Howard, Bow Wow, and Sean Kingston.
Labels: Soulja Boy
Kelly Rowland — Here I Am Photo Shoot (Behind The Scenes)
Kelendria’s fab makeup is thanks to Latasha Wright, and the pop star’s fierce hair is the work of stylist Kim Kimble.
If you haven’t already, you can get your hands of the “Motivation” songbird’s new LP here.
When asked about the passing of Amy Winehouse, Katy notes that she has greater insight to the power of addiction through her husband, Russel Brand, a former addict whom wrote a touching tribute to Amy the day following her death. “I see how much work it takes to be clean and sober when you have addiction on your hands. It gave me a gratefulness for my husband who got clean when he was 27.”
In regards to her plans after she concludes her California Dreams tour, she just might pull a Beyonce. “I think I have to live a little bit after this tour,” Katy says. “The living will give me greater material for the next record.”
Labels: Katy Perry
Gaga’s passion during this intimate performance seems totally out of place in such a sparsely-attended, brightly-lit space. But still, we can’t get enough of this song and all the leaked details about the Middle America-set video. (Plus, this is bound to continue being a crowd-pleaser on her next tour when she replaces “Nebraska” with whatever city she’s currently in.)
“I thought I had you on a leash, like I could do whatever I wanted to / whenever I wanted to and you was gonna wait for me baby /And now the tables are turned and now I feel like you’re the master and I’m on the strings/ You’re in control of me,” sings Breezy.
The vaguely Asian melody in the background gives this sorrowful love song an interesting sound, and Chris’ control of his vocals is at its finest. “Open Road (I Love Her)” is definitely worthy of having an official release if Brown is in the mood for a downtempo number between his inevitable dance singles — maybe he’ll decide to release it on Fortune after all.
CiCi, who is currently on the Malibu Rum Station Invasion Concert Tour, previously expressed her love for MJ. “It’s important for me to share with my generation the importance of Michael and what he was to music because to me there will never ever be another Michael,” “He’s as big as big gets.”
Winehouse ignored doctors' advice to step back gradually from her heavy drinking and went cold turkey in the past month, an unnamed family friend tells Britain's Sun. Her family believes that was too much of a shock to her system, the source adds.
"Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death," says the source.
Our friends over @PEOPLE has confirmed that this is the family's belief.
The cause of Winehouse's death won't be known for weeks, pending the completion of toxicology tests.
There have been reports that Winehouse went on a bender during her final days. But the family source tells the Sun that her father, Mitch Winehouse, said in his eulogy at his daughter's funeral that he believed it was just the opposite.
"He said doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs. Amy told him she couldn't do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely," says the source.
"Mitch said the shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take."
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Rohan Marley, the father of Hill’s five previous children, was rumored to have left the singer during her pregnancy for Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana. While some believed he was the father of the sixth child, his tweet suggested otherwise. “I’m forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son,” he tweeted. “I’m sure she’ll appreciate the love being sent to her RASTAFARI R.M.”
Ms. Hill blasted back at the reports. “Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child,” she wrote. “We have had long periods of separation over the years, but our 5 children together remain a joy to both of us.”
Read her full letter below.
Labels: Lauryn Hill
Jesse James and Kat Von D have called off their engagement and broken up.
"I'm so sad because I really love her," James tells our friends over @PEOPLE exclusively. "The distance between us was just too much."
James, 42, and the LA Ink star, 29, were engaged in January and had been planning a summer wedding around the one-year anniversary of when they started dating.
But the commute between Los Angeles, where Von D shoots her reality show, and James's home outside of Austin, Texas, where he lives with his kids, Chandler, 16, Jesse Jr., 14, and Sunny, 7, proved to be too much.
Von D confirmed the split on Twitter.
"I am no longer w Jesse," she writes, "and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that."
“The premise of the video is that I’ve walked all the way from New York City to Nebraska to get [my boyfriend] back,” Gaga told KAT. “I’m walking with no luggage, no nothin’. It’s just me, and my ankles are kind of bleeding a little bit and there’s grass stuck in my shoes. I’ve got this outfit on — it’s real sort of New York clothing. It’s wooly.”
Gaga continued to talk about the video for the Robert John “Mutt” Lange-produced power ballad.
“The idea that when you’re away from someone that you love, it’s torture,” the mermaid-loving songstress noted. “It’s a very powerful and awful and strange feeling when you’re away from the person that you love. I knew I wanted the video to be about me sprinting back and walking hundreds of thousands of miles to get him back.”
When later speaking with Voice host Carson Daly for Amp Radio, Gaga also noted, “There’s this fork in the road and it’s four different ways that I can go, but there’s lots of other things that can happen. All sorts of strange things that occur and it has a lot to do with bridging my past and my future as an artist.”
At the very least, it sounds like there will be more of a narrative plot line for the “You And I” vid than there was for “The Edge Of Glory.” Are you looking forward to Lady Gaga’s latest visual foray?
And where does “You And I” rank for you among your the four singles released so far from Born This Way?
“When I was growing up, I would listen to all kinds of music,” said the Oakland artist, who recently directed a video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “My mom was like a music fiend, so she was playing everything from salsa to hardcore rap music to rebel punk music, so I got a little bit of everything.”
Kreayshawn will compete against Tyler, the Creator, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, and Foster the People for Best New Artist at next month’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Though no performers have been named yet, the show will feature artists Jackson admired. “When I was told some of the names of the artists performing, I knew it would be fit for a king,” said Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, at a press conference in Beverly Hills. She was joined by her sons Tito, Jackie and Marlon and daughter LaToya.
Missing from the press event were Michael’s brother Randy and Jermaine, who are not on board with the concert. In a statement, the two said, “While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael’s death. As everyone knows, those proceedings commence September 20.”
Janet Jackson was also not in attendance, though no reason was given for her absence.
The lineup will be announced on August 3. We bet Chris Brown is crossing his fingers for an invite.
In addition, his singles “Black and Yellow” and “Roll Up” were certified platinum. “These Platinum Plaques Got me Thankful For Every Positive Person In My Life,” tweeted a humbled Wiz, who is currently on tour with Big Sean.
Labels: Wiz Khalifa
She has been in the studio with big names including Dr. Dre, Game, and Lil Wayne, and is expected to drop a new single in the next month. The new body of work was inspired by her time in Los Angeles and real-life experiences. Tracks include “Paradise” and “She Can’t.”
Are you excited for Ashanti’s comeback?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Six years after the release of his debut album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, the rapper they call the Snowman proved that he hasn’t lost his cool. After getting a late start, he kicked things off with “Standing Ovation” before delving into more of his street anthems.
Jay-Z joined him for the “Go Crazy (Remix),” he “Put On” for his city with Kanye West, and shared the stage with his peers Fabolous, Bun B, and The Lox during the 75-minute set.
Before capping the momentous evening, he announced a release date for his next project, TM103.
If you missed it, catch Jeezy’s entire set below.
“The video is kinda walking back through the days when I didn’t have anything, taking my son with me and showing him how we used to live,” Game said while on the Los Angeles set.
The introspective visuals end with a powerful quote from Game: “Materialism lives outside the lines of my reality.”
Hey boo, ur fav song is the brand new #LOUD single ‘CHEERS’ to u being an A&R #RihannaNavy,” the oft-pantsless singer tweeted to gossip blogger Perez Hilton on Sunday.
“Uhm, RiRi. Just heard #Cheers on the radio (yay!), but they made inaudible the word ‘bastards’,” wrote Hilton. “Since when is that offensive? Grrr!”
RiRi’s reply: “WtF???? Ugh, hate that!”
We hate that, too. We can’t remember anything being censored when Fat Bastard was a main character in the child-friendly Austin Powers franchise. Anyway, Rihanna, don’t let those bastards get you down!
Monday, July 25, 2011
B will chat with the ladies of “The View” on Thursday and perform “Best Thing I Never Had” and “1+1” off her chart-topping album 4, which is currently No. 5 in the country.
Later that same evening, she will stop by NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to once again sing “Best Thing I Never Had,” but this time she will be backed by house band The Roots.
The 29-year-old singer, who is nominated for three awards at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, will star in the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born directed by Clint Eastwood.
“I’m slightly a bit intimated, I have to say,” she told PrideSource of her latest film role. “I feel a bit overwhelmed, and I’m still in shock. But the studio and Clint believe in me, and I feel like I’ve been really selective and I’ve waited and worked really hard and I’ve done different types of movies—from comedies to thrillers to drama when I played Etta James—and I really wanted to make sure I was ready.
During the live chat, Mimi showed off the floral fashions inspired by her visits to Capri and joked about the name for her fragrance Lollipop Bling. “No, I didn’t select that name,” she said. “Sorry, it was something I couldn’t undo. It wasn’t my favorite name but people love it.”
She also plugged her latest fragrance collection named after her songs. “There’s a version with a very popular singer named Trey Songz and we kinda did a duet with this song,” she said of “Inseparable.” “So it’s ironic that I have this remix of the song ‘Inseparable’ and I think my label Universal Records should put it out.”
Nick paid his wife a visit and the proud parents gushed about their twins Monroe and Morrocan. “I believe our son looks just like Mariah and I think our daughter looks like me,” said Nick.
Watch footage from Mariah’s appearance below.
Labels: Mariah Carey
The Harajuku Barbie will star along with Latin superstar Ricky Martin in the cosmetics company’s 2012 campaign, set to launch in February. All sales from VIVA GLAM lip products will benefit the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Famed photographer David LaChapelle is shooting the ads with the duo today in Miami. “Viva Glam Photo Shoot. Ur gonna GAG!!!!!” wrote an excited Nicki. “Can’t wait for my barbz & ken barbz to wear this new shade of lipstick! Wait til u see it! Sickening!!!!”
Minaj follows past VIVA GLAM spokesmodels including Lady Gaga, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, Eve, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, and Fergie. The fund has raised $224 million to date.
This is not the first time the two have worked together. Last year, the Young Money raptress teamed up with M.A.C to release a limited edition “Pink 4 Friday” lipstick
Labels: Nicki Minaj
Labels: Katy Perry