Beyoncé remembers MJ on 3rd anniversary of death
Beyoncé may be a mom who moshes, but she’s also a mom who remembers. To honor the 3rd anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing, the singer posted a letter on her website, saying, Michael Jackson changed me, and helped me to become the artist I am. Read the whole thing here.
Lana Del Rey goes back to Camelot in National Anthem
In the video for National Anthem, Lana Del Rey reimagines what Camelot might be like if Jacqueline Kennedy got her nails did in Queens and JFK had more swag. The cinematic video features vintage looking shots of Del Rey and rapper A$AP Rocky sailing, playing on the beach with their children, and grinding on each other during cocktail receptions. Enjoy.
Paris Hilton tries to DJ, fails
Paris Hilton debuted her new single, Last Night at a Sí£o Paulo club this week. But instead of playing the track, DJ Butterfingers played Rihanna’s We Found Love. Finally a real DJ stepped in to fix things while Hilton fist pumped a glitter mic. Somebody make it stop.
Nas pays tribute to failed marriage on new album cover
When Kelis and Nas split up back in 2009, all she left in the house was her wedding dress. Now Nas has used the frock as a prop on his album cover. Name of the record? Life is Good. Kelis responded that she thinks the cover is awesome. Now that’s how you play nice.
Ke$ha gets her lips inked
Do not, we repeat, DO NOT do as this tattoo instructs until you’ve gotten a tetanus shot.
- The Spice Girls musical launches
- Obama sings Bieber’s Boyfriend
- Billy Ray Cyrus to perform in Chicago
- Kings of Leon drummer to be a dad
- Jack White may produce next Stones album
- Courtney Love sued by ex-lawyer
- Muse’s Survival named official Olympic theme song
- Jessie J sued for copyright infringement
- Justin Bieber sings Call Me Maybe
- Watch B.o.B. and Taylor Swift in Both of Us video
- Justin Bieber hits No. 1 on Billboard
- 50 Cent injured in car accident
- Rihanna evacuates burning hotel
Pop stars join “I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” campaign
Famine in East Africa has resulted in millions of starving children, and performers like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears are using their star power to help put a stop to it. As part of Save the Children’s “I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” campaign, these guys will be tweeting info on how you can donate. Or you can cut out the middle man and go here to download an exclusive video to Bob Marley’s High Tide or Low Tide. All proceeds will benefit relief efforts in East Africa. Go tell famine to eff off.
Watch The Throne expected to sell 500,000 in first week
The richest rapper in the world and his H.A.M. buddy Yeezy delivered their long-anticipated LP, Watch the Throne this week. The record is expected to sell 500,000 its first week, according to Billboard, meaning Jay-Z will likely keep his hip hop heavyweight title for another year. We think they should buy a couple Bob Marley downloads with all that money, don’t you?
Kelly Rowland perfects double nip slip
Not to be outdone by Nicki Minaj’s single nip slip on Good Morning America, Kelly Rowland revealed both of hers during a performance in New Jersey. After busting out of her bustier, the singer sent a sheepish tweet to fans, saying, Hope you enjoyed the show and didn’t mind the peekaboo LOL!!! We’re sure no one did.
And then this happened
Daniel Edwards, the artist known for his nude sculptures of Britney Spears giving birth and Angelina Jolie breastfeeding, has turned his iconoclastic eye on a new target: lovebirds Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Nice sculpture. It’s missing a tattoo, though.
M.I.A. offers Mars bars and tea to London rioters
Mistress of inflammatory statements, M.I.A. put her foot in it again this week by cheekily tweeting that she was going to hand out Mars bars and tea to rioters in London. It’s clear the singer wants desperately to be anti-establishment, but seriously”rewarding people for their violence? For shame Maya Arulpragasam. For shame.
Gavin DeGraw gets a beat down
Gavin DeGraw was hospitalized this week after being attacked in the wee hours of Monday morning in New York’s East Village. DeGraw suffered a broken nose and facial cuts at the hands of several unknown assailants. Honestly I don’t remember much, he tweeted to concerned fans afterwards. Police have made no arrests, but whoever did it is probably getting a Milky Way from M.I.A.
- Chris Brown and Kelly Rowland going on tour
- Spice Girls musical in the works
- Sune Rose Wanger of Raveonettes hospitalized with herniated disc
- Steve Albini and Odd Future scrap
- M5’s Moves like Jagger debuts
- Big Boi arrested, released
- Eminem, Deadmau5, Coldplay more rock Lollapalooza
- Steve Urkel cast in Cee Lo Green’s Cry Baby video