Carly Rae Jepsen is about to become a princess ” on Broadway, that is. Taking the role of Cinderella in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” Jepsen will make her debut beginning February 4 for a 12 week run. Jepsen is no stranger to theater, having starred in classics such as “Grease” and “Annie” in high school before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts. For her upcoming role, she will perform alongside Fran Drescher, who will play Cinderella’s stepmother.
“Broadway has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and I look forward to working with this incredibly talented cast to tell this classic tale,” said Jepsen, “These last few years have been a real fairy tale come to life for me, so I feel especially blessed to play this part and be reminded that you must never stop dreaming!
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“Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen has hung up on The Boy Scouts of America after backing out of a scheduled concert appearances over her disagreement with the organization’s views on homosexuality.
Jepsen had been booked to perform at the National Scout Jamboree in Mount Hope, West Virginia in July, but announced this morning over Twitter that she had pulled herself from the performance. In a post to fans, Carly wrote “As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer.” She continued, “I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level … and stay informed on the ever changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe.”
The Boy Scouts of America has yet to comment on the situation. Jepsen was scheduled to appear alongside fellow Top 40 artist Train, who have also opted to not perform at the event.
This New Year’s Eve was nothing short of spectacular in Times Square, with a broad range of talent gracing the stage, and embracing hundreds of thousands of screaming fans eager to take in the New Year. Justin Bieber gave us an acoustic rendition of “Boyfriend,” Taylor Swift embraced fans new and old while tackling “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and Carly Rae Jepsen took the stage singing “Call Me Maybe” and “This Kiss.” Check out all the performances after the jump. (more…)
This past Sunday, Nov. 11, we saw performances by The Killers, Taylor Swift, PSY, fun., and several others at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. While Swift’s performance donned circus stunts and ringleaders, and fun. hung on stage with a few mannequins, Carly Rae Jepsen shared the stage with fans, before diving into the crowd herself for a bit of body surfing.
Check out the performance right here.
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No. 1 with a bullet: Ah, that once-relatively elusive and exclusive room at the top. The holy grail for the pop single, it used to be as high an honor and as highly desirable as gold and platinum albums. But what does it mean when a star as marginally talented as Katy Perry can hit No. 1 five times on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the space of one album (six times in one and a half albums, if you count Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection)? Or when Rihanna, who still hasn’t scored a chart-topping album in six tries, can do in less than six years what took Madonna a dozen (hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 one time short of a dozen)?
Does Teenage Dream have, well, a dream of ever being as iconic as Michael Jackson‘s Bad (which spawned five No. 1 hits and thus shares the record for most No. 1 singles from one album with Teenage Dream), George Michael‘s Faith (which produced four) or even Adele‘s 21 (a contemporary that launched three), none of which had to be re-released as a special expanded edition in order to pad its hit list and sales tally? For all her No. 1 singles, will any Rihanna album thus far ever be considered as landmark as Madonna’s 1983 self-titled debut through 1989’s Like a Prayer, which covered a comparable career time frame? Rihanna’s yet to even break through the double-platinum glass ceiling.
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