BLACK EYED PEAS TALK CONCERT 4 NYC
The Black Eyed Peas have announced they are exploring options to reschedule their benefit concert that was canceled due to inclement weather last week. The show was set to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City, and would have taken place on Central Park’s Great Lawn. Besides the Peas, a bunch of special guests were also set to perform, such as Taylor Swift and Natasha Bedingfield.
STATEMENT: “The heat couldn’t stop us. The rain couldn’t stop us. The lightning…it stopped us. As much as we hate poverty, we hate the idea of putting anyone’s safety at risk. Which was why, due to inclement weather, the Concert 4 NYC presented by Chase was officially cancelled by the City of New York. At Robin Hood we aren’t quitters. We’ll never stop fighting poverty. And we’re not about to give up on the Concert 4 NYC. We are exploring our options and hope to announce to you soon what our next plan will be. So stay tuned. Stay involved. Together we can accomplish anything. Thanks for coming. Thanks for caring. Thanks for understanding.”
SELENA GOMEZ BLAMES ILLNESS ON POOR EATING HABITS
Selena Gomez is doing much better after being rushed to the hospital last week. On a radio show in her home state of Texas, the young singer blamed her illness on her poor eating habits. Gomez said she’s trying to get her diet back on track and has her mother making sure she is taking vitamins and eating right. Selena says she is a stubborn kid and would rather eat M&Ms, Kit Kats, Snickers and Goobers instead of eating veggies.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA ON THE JULY ISSUE OF W MAGAZINE
Christina Aguilera appears on the July cover of W magazine, where her tell-all interview gives narrative to the ups and downs of her recovering career. She talks about her recent divorce, her much-discussed botched lyrics while singing the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl in February and she attributes her comeback to her role as a coach on NBC’s The Voice.
BEYONCE ANNOUNCES NEW PERFUME
During an interview with Elle magazine, Beyonce talked about unleashing a new fragrance called Pulse. The singer said of the upcoming line, “Pulse represents the woman I am on stage. When I think about excitement, it makes me think about my heart racing and a pulsating beat, it’s my stage persona.” The new scent comes two years after Bey launched her extremely successful Heat perfume.
BEYONCE SIGNS ON FOR BET AWARDS
According to MTV.com, Beyonce has officially joined the list of performers for the 2011 BET Awards. In addition, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and Ace Hood will also perform during the event. They join previously confirmed performers Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys. Be sure to tune in on June 26th at 8 PM Eastern when the ceremony airs live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
TIMBERLAKE DOESN’T WANT TO WORK WITH JAY-Z?
During an interview with Vanity Fair, Justin Timberlake explained why he no longer has any interest on wanting to work with Jay-Z. After Hova turned down a feature for JT’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” the singer got tired of the rapper making empty promises. Justin stated, “Jay-Z has put out 11 albums, and I was talking about doing collaboration with him, and he said, ‘I can’t do it right now, but I’ll get you on the next album.’ I was like, ‘No, man, I don’t work like that.’” He added, “I won’t be putting an album out next year; these aren’t a dime a dozen to me.’”
ADELE: BEHIND THE NUMBERS
We all know that Adele’s sophomore album, 21, is doing great on the charts, but just how well it’s doing is really fascinating. MTV.com put up an in-depth look at the numbers, and 21 has been in the top three of the Billboard 200 chart for 16 weeks, and at number one for ten. Also, she’s managed to sell 2.2-million copies of the effort while only releasing one single thus far. That song, “Rolling in the Deep,” has done really well of course, and it’s been the number one tune in the country for eight consecutive weeks. Read more at MTV.com.
JT LIKES GAGA
Lady Gaga has a fan in Justin Timberlake. In an interview with Playboy, the singer/actor said that she’s a “force,” “beyond awesome” and “legitimately talented.” Interestingly, he also added that he’d like to see her come out with an album a few years from now that sounds “completely different,” maybe a little bit like “Tori Amos.”
MORE INFO ON JOSS STONE’S SCARY SITUATION
More information is coming out after two men, 30-year-old Junior Bradshaw and 33-year-old Kevin Liverpool, were arrested earlier in the week for allegedly planning to kidnap and murder singer Joss Stone. It was already revealed that the guys were stopped with a sword and a body bag, but according to British paper the Daily Mail, the men had notes in their vehicle referring to Stone by name, with one having a detailed plot about “finding a river to dump her in.” Very scary stuff. Fortunately, their request for bail has been denied. We’ll keep you posted.
RIHANNA TO ATTRACT TOURISM IN BARBADOS
Rihanna has signed a three year deal with the island of Barbados to become an official spokesman for her native country. The singer will reportedly promote tourism though a series of public appearances, concerts and an extensive advertising campaign which will launch this summer.
The island of Barbados has a population of only a little less than 300-thousand people – making it 30 times smaller than the city of New York.
TWEET OF THE DAY: LEONA LEWIS
From Leona Lewis (@LeonaLewis) – “Luving the new @KatyPerry vid! So Fun.”
TWEET OF THE DAY: RIHANNA
This tweet comes from a Rihanna fan who wrote to her, “My 47-year-old mom isn’t your target audience, but she came home screaming like a little girl about your Chi-town show.” Ri Ri responded by re-tweeting the message and wrote, “Thanks boo!”
NE-YO SPILLS ON NEXT ALBUM
During an interview with OK! Magazine, Ne-Yo revealed new details about the follow-up to last year’s Libra Scale. The singer plans to recruit a lot of talent on the disc and spilled that he “reached out to new friends, from Busta Rhymes to Drake, to Lil Wayne, to Chris [Brown].” The crooner added, “Don’t know exactly what will be on the album yet because we’re still in the process of putting it together.” While there is no release date for the disc, he promises that the material is “all about listening to the music and vibing out.”
LINKIN PARK TACKLE SERIOUS MATTERS ON NEXT ALBUM
Linkin Park says their next album will “polarize” people. Singer Chester Bennington told Kerrang! that they’ve been working on the record for the past two months and says, “It will probably get a very polarized reaction. Which pleases me. As an artist, I want a reaction.” He says the band is writing about serious matters this time out like politics and faith. But he explains the group’s goal is not to be preachy saying, “You need to learn to talk to people and not at people.”
SEE MUMFORD AND SONS VH1 UNPLUGGED SESSION
Wanna see Mumford and Sons’ amazing Vh1 Unplugged Session? The set will air first online at Vh1.com on Thursday, June 23rd at 8 PM Eastern, then on Vh1 on Friday, June 24th at 11 PM Eastern. During the set, the band does an incredible cover of The National’s “England,” so be sure to check it out.
50 CENT PUTS ALBUM ON HOLD
50 Cent vented his mounting frustrations with Interscope Records via his Twitter account. The mogul wrote that he “tried to be cool with [his] record company” but after having a meeting he feels like everyone is “moving in slow motion.” He added, “I’m sorry to announce I will not be releasing a new album this year if we don’t get on the same page.” 50 doesn’t want to drop a new project “without a plan the whole system is executing.” Making reference to Dr Dre’s long-awaited Detox LP, he joked that he’ll leak his next LP when he “feels like it.”