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  • Paparazzi Playground

    Posted by Kate

    WHERE HAS SANDRA BEEN!? According to TMZ, the media has finally figured out where Sandra Bullock has been camping out since the infidelity scandal hit her marriage. The outlet is reporting that Bullock has been living in the Hollywood Hills home she owned before her marriage to Jesse James in 2005. It’s also being reported that she’s not been back to the mansion she shared with James in Orange County since reports of Jesse having a mistress first broke.

     

    WHITE HOUSE CRASHERS KEEPING BUSY! Tareq and Michaela Salahi, the couple who made a name for themselves by crashing the state dinner at the White House, will reportedly star on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of D.C., which debuts in July. According to The Daily Beast, the White House crashers are scheduled to promote the series in an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC on May 27th. The pair is also writing a tell-all book in which they plan to set the record straight about their alleged gate-crashing.

     

    REAL HOUSEWIFE GETS MARRIED! Bethenny Frankel is officially married. According to People, the Real Housewives of New York City star wed her fiancé of five months, businessman Jason Hoppy. The cameras were rolling for the ceremony, as the seven-months pregnant reality star had it filmed for her forthcoming Bravo spin-off, Bethenny’s Getting Married.S

     

    CHWIMMER MAD AT ANISTON! Some sources are telling the New York Daily News that David Schwimmer is pretty upset with his former Friends co-star, Jennifer Aniston. Schwimmer is mad that while on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jen said she didn’t know who David was engaged to. A person close to Schwimmer’s longtime girlfriend, Zoe Buckman, explained that David is hurt one of his “supposed friends” doesn’t know who he is marrying. He reportedly hasn’t been taking calls from Aniston. Read more at www.NYDailyNews.com.

     

    BABY’S DADDY! Earlier this month, the identity of Padma Lakshmi’s child’s father was revealed to be venture capitalist Adam Dell. According to People, the Top Chef host wants nothing to do with Adam and doesn’t want him to have a big part in raising the child. A source told the magazine that Padma and Adam’s relationship was basically an on-again, off-again fling.

     

    JOLIE IN NEW DISNEY FILM? Could Angelina Jolie be starring in the forthcoming Disney film Maleficent, a live-action take on its classic film Sleeping Beauty? According to the L-A Times, sources say that the actress would like to sign on the play the title villain, but that it may hinge on whether director Tim Burton decides to be a part of the project or not. Read more at www.LATimes.com.

     

    “BLOSSOM” IS HEADED BACK TO TV! Mayim Bialik, best known for starring as the title character in the hit show Blossom, is making her way back to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bialik will be appearing on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory as a love interest for “Sheldon,” played by Jim Parsons. Bialik will first show up in the season finale, which airs on May 24th, with the possibility of her character getting a recurring role.

     

    CELEBS HELP THE RED CROSS! Eight new celebrities have been named to the American Red Cross’ Celebrity Cabinet. Among the do-good celebs are Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley, Alyssa Milano, LL Cool J and David Spade. As members of the cabinet, the stars will donate their time to helping people prepare for emergencies and respond to disasters. Check out www.RedCross.org/CelebrityCabinet for more.

  • All Things Music

    Posted by Kate

    TRAIN, BON JOVI TO OPEN MEADOWLANDS

     

    It’s been known for a while now that Bon Jovi are going to play the first ever concert at the new Meadowlands Stadium when it opens on May 26th, but now some more information has become available about the show. According to Train’s official Web site, the San Francisco rockers will be opening the show for Bon Jovi. Learn more at www.TrainLine.com.

     

    TRAIN GOES TO NUMBER ONE ON iTUNES

     

    The guys in Train had a pretty good weekend. They posted on their Twitter account that their song “Hey Soul Sister” went to number one on iTunes. They wrote that “it’s a big day for Train” and thanked their fans “for the love.” Read more at www.Twitter.com/Train.

     

    JASON WADE JOINS DAUGHTRY ON STAGE

     

    Daughtry and Lifehouse are out on tour together, so it’s no surprise that the bands are joining each other on stage to play some songs together every now and again. Over the weekend, Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade came out to sing Daughtry’s ballad “Home” with the group. See pictures at www.Twitter.com/LifehouseMusic.

     

    GAVIN ROSSDALE IS HARD AT WORK

     

    Gavin Rossdale has been hard at work. The former Bush frontman took to his Twitter account to update his fans, saying that his new album will begin getting mixed in April, and that he’ll also be featured on two forthcoming albums, one from a “band you know” and one from “a legend you know.” Unfortunately, the singer-songwriter wouldn’t give any more information than that.

     

    MADONNA DVD OUT TODAY

     

    Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour is coming to DVD today. The disc features performances of all of Madge’s hit songs that were filmed over four different nights in Argentina. Not only does it include tracks like “Ray of Light” and “Like a Prayer,” but it also boasts 30-minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Sticky & Sweet is in stores now.

     

    MADONNA CASTS DAUGHTER IN FILM

     

    Madonna has added yet another cast member to her forthcoming film W.E. According to British paper The Sun, Madge’s daughter Lourdes has been given a small part in the movie. A source said that the role is “not a significant part, but it will give her a good taste of life in the movie business.” Madonna’s eldest child recently expressed an interest in following in her mother’s footsteps of having a career in entertainment.

     

    GAGA CELEBRATES HER B-DAY DOWN UNDER

     

    Lady Gaga turned 24 over the weekend, and the pop star was surprised with an enormous birthday cake from her whole crew in the middle of her show in Melbourne, Australia. They even serenaded her with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” www.PerezHilton.com reports that fans in the audience also got a piece of cake on their way out the door after the show!

     

    FERGIE FALLS DOWN!

     

    It happens to the best of us! Black Eyed Peas’ lead singer Fergie took a little tumble while performing their song “Let’s Get It Started” in Kansas City, Missouri last week.

     

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYCtRk6xbKk

     

     

    SIMON STILL MAKES LEONA LEWIS NERVOUS

     

    Even international pop stars get nervous when it comes to Simon Cowell. According to ContactMusic, Leona Lewis has always sent her work to Cowell for approval ever since she came to fame after winning on his show The X Factor. Lewis said that for her sophomore album Echo, she got “really, really nervous” about submitting her songs, and that in the future, she’s thinking about sending them in anonymously to “see how it goes.”

     

    PEARL JAM HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT

     

    Pearl Jam has announced that they are teaming up with an urban forest restoration company to help offset the carbon emissions they created during their 2009 world tour and their current tour. The band is supplying the funding for 33 acres of native trees and plants to be grown around the Puget Sound area to help mitigate their CO2 emissions. Learn more about how you can help at www.CascadeLand.org.

     

    KYLIE MINOGUE HELPS CANCER CHARITY

     

    Kylie Minogue is going to be the new face of a breast cancer campaign. According to ContactMusic, the pop star, who is a survivor of cancer herself, will be joining actress Sienna Miller and model Claudia Schiffer to help raise funds for the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Learn more at www.Breakthrough.org.uk.

     

    KINGSON & BIEBER TEAM UP FOR “EENIE MEENIE” VID

     

    Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston shot the video for “Eenie Meenie” yesterday in Los Angeles. Kingston tweeted “Me and lil bro Justin bieber looking flyer then ever!! on The set of the amazing ‘EENIE MEENIE’ video.” Kingston added the video is gonna be “A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!”

     

    TIDBIT: Click for a photo: http://twitpic.com/1bsk1c

     

    HAYLEY WILLIAMS & JARED LETO COVER LADY GAGA

     

    Paramore’s Hayley Williams and 30 Seconds to Mars just so happened to have independently cover Lady Gaga’s tune “Bad Romance” this week. Williams posted a video on her Twitter account where she’s shown playing the piano and singing the song in someone’s home. The nearly three minute long clip really displays Hayley’s vocal range and vocal ability. The Jared Leto sung 30 Seconds to Mars version is a more produced effort and adds a darker, moddier edge to the tune. See Hayley’s version over at www.Twitter.com/YelYahWilliams.

     

    FIRST ANNUAL MJFANVENTION

     

    The first annual MJFanvention will take place at the Radisson Hotel and Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. This is the first tribute event endorsed by the family of Michael Jackson and it is expected to attract thousands of people from around the world for a four-day celebration honoring the late singer’s life and music. The MJFanvention2010 will be held August 26th to the 29th and members of the Jackson family will be in attendance and participate in question and answer sessions, sign autographs and take photos. Artists like David Nordahl, who painted several commissioned portraits of Michael, and musicians including guitarist Jennifer Batten, who played with Michael on tour, and others will all participate in discussion panels and question and answer sessions.

     

    TIDBIT: Tickets to the First Annual MJFanvention2010 are on sale now at www.MJFanvention.com.

  • Paparazzi Playground

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    FOURTH WOMAN TIED TO JAMES! According to USA Today, a fourth woman is now being tied to Jesse James. The woman has hired attorney Gloria Allred to represent her and is deciding whether she wants to go public with her identity and disclose details about the three year relationship she’s claiming she had with Sandra Bullock’s husband. According to Allred, the woman has hundreds of e-mails, texts and photos from the relationship she had with James.

     

    THE THREE BEFORE! Here are details on the three previous women claiming to have had affairs with Sandra Bullock’s husband, Jesse James. According to the New York Daily News, a photographer from Los Angeles named Brigitte Daguerre says she had a short-lived affair with James back in 2008 and has almost 200 texts from the motorcycle man to prove the relationship. James married Bullock in 2005. Stripper Melissa Smith has also come forward, alleging she had a two-year affair with James and Michelle McGee was the first woman to come forward and say she’d had an affair with James while Sandra Bullock was filming The Blind Side. Learn more at www.TMZ.com.

     

    JESSE CALLED SANDRA “BEST LOVER”! Right about the time Michelle McGee is claiming she had a romp with Jesse James, the motorcyclist bragged to Howard Stern on his radio show that Sandra Bullock was the best lover he has ever had. James told Stern back on May 20th, 2009 that Bullock was “absolutely, hands down” his best sexual partner. He also told the radio host that when they first started dating, all of Bullock’s friends tried to convince the actress not to date him, saying he was no good for her. Learn more at www.UsMagazine.com.

     

    TIGER WOODS AD! It looks like Tiger Woods’ infidelity didn’t impact all aspects of his career. The golfer was caught by TMZ filming a Nike commercial late last week. Woods was on hand at Isleworth Country Club, near his Florida house, shooting the commercial. There is no word when the public will get to see the ad.

     

    SNOOKIE TANS NEW YORK! Jersey Shore’s Snooki was roaming the streets of New York this past week spray tanning innocent bystanders. Why you ask? The pint-sized reality star was filming a commercial for Sunlove, a spray tanner. Her boyfriend, Emilio Masella, was at her side the whole time. Check out www.NYDailyNews.com for more.

     

    OSCARS 2011! The 2011 Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 27th, 2011. Nominations for the 83rd Oscars will be announced on January 25th.

     

    TOP 10 AMERICAN IDOL FINALISTS

     

    Didi Benami – 23, from Hollywood, California

     

    Crystal Bowersox – 24, from Elliston, Ohio

     

    Siobhan Magnus – 19, from Barnstable, Massachusetts

     

    Katie Stevens – 17, from Middlebury, Connecticut

     

    Lee Dewyze – 23, from Mount Prospect, Illinois

     

    Andrew Garcia – 24, from Moreno Valley, California

     

    Casey James – 27, from Fort Worth, Texas

     

    Aaron Kelly – 16, from Sonestown, Pennsylvania

     

    Michael Lynche – 26, from Astoria, New York

     

    Tim Urban – 20, from Duncanville, Texas

  • All Things Music

    Posted by Kate

    SOMEONE GOES AROUND TOWN AS GAGA

     

    Lady Gaga is in Australia for her Monster Ball tour, and someone took advantage of that fact to play a little trick on the public. According to www.PerezHilton.com, an imposter dressed up like the pop star and was actually able to fool quite a few people on the streets of Melbourne. Head to the gossip site now to see pictures of the fake Gaga strolling around Down Under.

     

    CATCH MICHAEL FRANTI ON TOUR

     

    Were you not able to see Michael Franti while he’s been out on the road with John Mayer? Well don’t worry if you missed him, because the Spearhead frontman will be heading out this summer for a series of headlining dates. Check out www.MichaelFranti.com now to see when the “Say Hey” singer will be heading to a town neat you.

     

    BEYONCE IS NOT PREGNANT

     

    While rumors broke out on Friday afternoon that Beyonce and Jay-Z were expecting their first child together, a rep from the singer’s camp says otherwise. Knowles’ publicist from her Sony record company stated that the report is simply “untrue,” adding that she is 100 percent not pregnant. There you have it!

     

    IS BONO THE WORST INVESTOR IN AMERICA?

     

    It seems Bono and his company, Elevation Partners, are not lucky in the world of investments. According to 24/7 Wall Street, the Irish singer is being described as the “worst investor in America.” With large investments in Palm, Forbes and Move.com, the site describes the famous singer’s company’s choices as “an unprecedented string of disastrous investments which even bad luck could not explain.” Seems that Bono should stick to the day job.

     

    JORDIN SPARKS WANTS A NEW TATTOO

     

    Jordin Sparks already has plenty of tattoos, but apparently she’s in the market for another. The former American Idol wrote on her Twitter account that she’s thinking about getting a new tat, and she wants her fans to help her out with ideas. Sparks wrote that she wants to get it on her foot. Send your ideas to Jordin at www.Twitter.com/TheRealJordin.

     

    CHRISTINA DROPS "NOT MYSELF TONIGHT" SNIPPET

     

    Christina Aguilera is creating a huge buzz by teasing her fans with her comeback single, “Not Myself Tonight.” The singer has just unleashed a 15-second preview of the lead offering from her forthcoming studio album, Bionic – which drops on June 8th. Fans will get to hear the song in its entirety on Tuesday at 6 PM Eastern via her official Web site.

     

    SNIPPET: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid10172910001?bctid=73915318001

     

    GRAMMY CAMP

     

    The deadline to apply for this year’s GRAMMY Camp is on Wednesday, and it is something that high school students are sure to be interested in. The camp offers kids the chance to work with GRAMMY-winning and nominated artists, and wannabe campers can apply now at www.GRAMMYInTheSchools.com.

     

    SAVE THE MUSIC WITH ED BEGLEY JR.

     

    Ever wanted to hang out with Ed Begley, Jr.? Well now is your chance! You can win the opportunity to get flown out to Los Angeles to have lunch with Ed and his wife Rachelle, and all proceeds raised will help benefit the Vh1 Save The Music Foundation, which aims to support music education in public schools. Bid now at www.MyWorkButterfly.com.

     

    DOES AMY WINEHOUSE WANT KIDS?

     

    Is Amy Winehouse thinking about having kids? According to ContactMusic.com, the embattled singer’s dad Mitch thinks that Amy is getting geared up to do just that. The elder Winehouse said his daughter has “been talking about having a baby and is now at the age where she wants to have a baby,” but that he “can't see her settling down with 15 children just yet.”

  • Paparazzi Playground

    Posted by Kate

    JESSE JAMES’ SEX LIFE! A third woman has come forward claiming she had an affair with Sandra Bullock’s husband, Jesse James. According to the New York Daily News, a photographer from Los Angeles named Brigitte Daguerre says she had a short-lived affair with James back in 2008 and has almost 200 texts from the motorcycle man to prove the relationship. James married Bullock in 2005. Earlier this week, stripper Melissa Smith came forward, alleging she had a two-year affair with James and Michelle McGee was the first woman to come forward and say she’d had an affair with James. Learn more at www.TMZ.com.

     

    SANDRA TALKED TIGER! Back before rumors were swirling that Sandra Bullock’s husband had cheated on her, Bullock commented on the alleged affairs Tiger Woods had participated in. Bullock told The Insider that if she were Elin Nordegren, she would have hit Tiger more times than Elin did. Read more of Bullock’s ironic comments, over at www.EOnline.com.

     

    SIMON COWELL TO GET EMMY! Simon Cowell is going to be receiving the International Emmy Founders Award this year for his work as a producer, show creator and American Idol judge. He’ll receive the honor November 22nd during a gala in New York City. Past winners include Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Al Gore. Learn more at www.EOnline.com.

     

    KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS! First lady Michelle Obama will be honored during Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Lady Obama will be receiving the Big Help award at the show for her work to help kids get physically fit. The first lady taped a message of thanks for all the little viewers tuning in. Check out the Kids’ Choice Awards live, this Saturday at 8 PM.

     

    MARRIAGE NOT FUNNY! Comedian Sarah Silverman doesn’t want to get married. Silverman talked with Playboy about the institution, saying that while she doesn’t mind other people doing it, she can’t see herself walking down the aisle. Learn more at www.NYPost.com.

     

    DIRECT QUOTES: “I’m not against marriage, but it’s just not for me. I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t have a problem if you want a hamburger. Marriage to me is like eating meat. I think it’s gross and [bleep]ing crazy.”

     

    · ON GAY RIGHTS AND MARRIAGE: “If you’re getting married today, it’s the equivalent of joining a country club that doesn’t allow blacks or Jews.”

     

  • All Things Music

    Posted by Kate

    GAGA’S BEEN VIEWED MORE THAN A BILLION TIMES

     

    Lady Gaga has made history yet again. According to Mashable.com, the pop star has become the first artist to get her music videos viewed online over one-billion times. The Web site reports that the combined views for three of Gaga’s videos – “Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance” – all add up for her to be the inaugural member of the billion-views club. Learn more at www.Mashable.com.

     

    TIDBIT: “Just Dance” was viewed more than 272-million times, “Poker Face” more than 374-million and “Bad Romance” more than 360-million times.

     

    KE$HA ON SNL

     

    Ke$ha will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on April 17th. Ryan Phillippe will be the host that episode. Ke$ha’s debut album, Animal, has sold over 491-thousand copies since its release just under three months ago. The album has spawned the number one single “Tik Tok,” and the hit “Blah Blah Blah,” her collaboration with 3Oh3!

     

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA GOES BIONIC

     

    Christina Aguilera has announced her fourth studio album, Bionic, will be released this summer. The first single is “Not Myself Tonight,” produced by Polow Da Don. The song will premiere on www.ChristinaAguilera.com at 5 PM on Tuesday, will be released to radio on April 5th and will be available for download on iTunes on April 13th. Bionic features songs co-written by Aguilera and collaborations with Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don, Le Tigre, Hill & Switch, and many others. The album also boasts Aguilera teaming up with Linda Perry again – the two scored a huge hit with “Beautiful,” off Christina’s 2002 album Stripped. They collaborated on another ballad titled “Lift Me Up.”

     

    MANDY MOORE TALKS WATER

     

    Mandy Moore was in Washington D-C earlier in the week for World Water Day. According to Perez Hilton, the singer/actress spoke about how important it is to have clean water all over the world. Moore said, “Here on Capitol Hill, it's hard for us to imagine what it's like to face illness every time we're thirsty but it's a reality in Southern Sudan. It is an overwhelmingly tragic situation but the good news is we can do something about it.” Learn more at www.PerezHilton.com.

     

    MEET COLBIE CAILLAT

     

    Ever wanted the chance to meet Colbie Caillat? Well now you can when she heads out on her forthcoming tour. All you need to do is sign up to be a member of the pop star’s official Web site, and then you’ll be entered for a chance to have a meet-and-greet. Head to www.ColbieCaillat.com now to sign up.

     

    SAVING ABEL TO RELEASE MISS AMERICA THIS SUMMER

     

    Saving Abel is coming out with a new album on June 8th. The record is titled Miss America and is the follow-up to their self-titled debut, which was released in 2008. The first single is a track called “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood)” and it’ll be out on April 8th via download. Guitarist Scott Bartlett spoke about the album saying, “We are creating the new Southern Rock. Not to say we are pioneers but it’s VERY exciting.”

     

    KATY PERRY KICKS IT WITH SNOOP

     

    Katy Perry is in the studio working on the follow-up album to her hit debut One of the Boys, and she had a special guest stop in for a visit. The pop star posted a picture on her Twitter account with none other than Snoop Dogg, who Perry referred to as her “swagger coach.” See the pic now at www.Twitter.com/KatyPerry.

     

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    LENNON AND DYLAN TALK IN A CAB

     

    Back in 1966, John Lennon and Bob Dylan shared a cab and the experience was videotaped. During the trip, the two legendary musicians discuss music and riff on Johnny Cash. Dylan also tries to convince John to live in Texas. The guys might have been under the influence of something but you be the judge. Check it out at www.PopMatters.com.

     

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    http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/122909-john-lennon-and-bob-dylan-chew-the-fat-in-a-taxi-cab-video/

  • Paparazzi Playground

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    SANDRA BULLOCK UPDATE! Three more news items have come out surrounding Sandra Bullock and the alleged affair her husband, Jesse James, had with a stripper.

     

    · JESSE WANTS HER BACK! People.com reports that Jesse is doing everything he can to reconcile with Sandra and save their marriage.

     

    · NO DIVORCE LAWYERS YET! Contrary to previous reports, neither Bullock nor her representatives have contacted any divorce lawyers at this point to discuss divorce proceeding against James.

     

    · PRENUP! According to www.OkMagazine.com, Bullock and James’ signed a prenuptial agreement before they wed in 2005. The details of the financial arrangement are unknown at this time.

     

    CANCER BATTLE. Dennis Hopper is still battling cancer. According to documents filed by Hopper’s lawyer, the 73-year-old actor is down to just over 100 pounds right now after his cancer treatment, and is spending all of his money on the procedures. Hopper is in the process of divorcing his fifth wife, Victoria Duffy, and the documents were filed as part of those proceedings. Check out www.TMZ.com to read more.

     

    PAULA ABDUL’S NEWS JOB? Another day, another rumor about what Paula Abdul will do next in her career. The newest hypothesis is that Adbul is teaming up with dance guru Kenny Ortega to launch a new dance-themed show for NBC. No official announcement has been made but you can learn more over at www.EOnline.com.

     

    OFFICAL NEWS! This news shouldn’t blow your mind, as it’s been reported in one way or another for the past year, but it’s now official. Katherine Heigl has left Grey’s Anatomy. Heigl told Entertainment Weekly that the main reason she wanted to leave the show is because of her new family. Back in September of 2009, Heigl and her husband, Josh Kelley, adopted a daughter from South Korea. It’s unclear how many more episodes she will be featured in or how she’ll exit the show, but regardless, her days are numbered.

     

    BRAD’S BORED BEARD! Finally, some answers we really need!! Brad Pitt talked with Britain’s tabloid The Sun recently and told them that the reason he’s been sporting that grayish, long beard recently is because he’s bored. Learn more over at www.People.com.

     

    TYLER PERRY’S NEW MOVIE! Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? flick hasn’t even hit theatres yet, but the filmmaker has already announced his next project. According to the New York Daily News, Perry will be adapting the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf into a film. Janet Jackson, who stars in Why Did I Get Married Too?, will also appear in the new film, as will Whoopi Goldberg, Mariah Carey, Kerry Washington and Macy Gray.

     

    REALITY STAR INJURED. According to TMZ, Real World: San Francisco cast member Puck and his son were severely injured in a car accident this week, and it seems like he was driving drunk at the time. Puck said the wreck happened when he swerved around a deer in the road, but police plan to arrest him for DUI. Puck’s eight-year-old son suffered damage to his liver and bruised several internal organs in the accident, but has been released from the hospital. Puck, however, broke six bones and will stay hospitalized for another week, but when he leaves, authorities will slap the cuffs on him. Puck was on the third season of the Real World, which aired in 1994.

     

    SNL GETS POLITCAL! Minnesota’s Senator and former Saturday Night Live writer Al Franken has enlisted current S-N-L head writer and star Seth Meyers to help raise money for his political action committee. Meyers will perform in Minnesota this Saturday and all proceeds from the event will go towards Franken’s Midwest Values Political Action Committee. Check out www.MidwestValuesPAC.org for more.

     

    CELEB DOES GOOD! Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover is doing his part to try and prevent an Ohio factory from shutting down. Glover was in Brooklyn, Ohio this past week at a Hugo Boss factory that is set to shutdown next month. Glover is urging the German based company to reverse their decision to close the factory and leave 375 employees without jobs. Check out www.News.Yahoo.com for more.

  • All Things Music

    Posted by Kate

    DAVID COOK IS HEADING TO ETHIOPIA FOR IDOL

     

    As part of Idol Gives Back, former champion David Cook is heading to Ethiopia to meet with some members of the United Nations. The “Light On” singer will be learning about the work that the U-N is doing to help empower and educate adolescent girls in the African country. Learn more, and see a video of David explaining what he’s doing in more detail, at www.DavidCookOfficial.com.

     

    O.A.R. TO HIT THE ROAD THIS SUMMER

     

    O.A.R. will be heading out on the road this summer. According to a press release, the ever-touring band will kick off their latest trek on July 8th in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will wrap up on August 15th in Alpharetta, Georgia. The group is currently in the studio working on their forthcoming seventh studio album. Learn more about the tour at www.OfARevolution.com.

     

    STING, ELTON, GAGA TO PERFORM TOGETHER

     

    Sting has called in some heavy hitters to help him out at his annual Rainforest Fund benefit. Reuters reports that at the 21st edition of the event, Sting, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Dame Shirley Bassey all plan to perform a rendition of “Hey Big Spender” together. The benefit, which also promises additional surprise guests, takes place on May 13th at New York’s Carnegie Hall and you can learn more at www.RainforestFoundationFund.org.

     

    PREVIEW ROB THOMAS’ NEW EP

     

    Rob Thomas’s new Someday EP will be available online on Tuesday, but in the meantime, you can hear a few of the tunes before it comes out. The matchbox twenty frontman and Yahoo Music are making that possible, so head to www.New.Music.Yahoo.com to start listening now.

     

    JAY SEAN GAVE UP MEDICINE FOR MUSIC

     

    Jay Sean recently sat down with USA Today to talk about his quick rise to fame. The “Down” singer told the paper that he was actually getting ready to pursue a career in medicine before he got a record deal. When asked if he would ever return to school to become a doctor, Jay laughed and said, “Hell no. I've seen the world now. I can't imagine going back and cracking books with a bunch of 18-year-olds.” Jay Sean’s album All or Nothing is in stores now.

     

    SING ON STAGE WITH INGRID MICHAELSON!

     

    Ever dream of performing onstage with Ingrid Michaelson? Well that dream can now become a reality. The singer-songwriter wants you to send in a video of yourself singing her latest single “Everybody,” and if she likes it, you will get the opportunity to join Ingrid at one of her shows on tour and perform the tune with her on stage. Videos must be submitted by Monday, and Ingrid posted a vid of her explaining all the rules on her official Web site. Head to www.IngirdMichaelson.com now to check it out.

     

    BEP GO GREEN ON TOUR

     

    The Black Eyed Peas have teamed up with Rethink, Green For All, and the League of Conservation Voters to help make their huge 2010 The E.N.D. Tour green. The trek features a unique recycling initiative that focuses on producing sustainable fabric from plastic bottles. The Peas’ will.i.am said: “From creating new sustainable products out of recycled bottles to capping harmful global warming pollution, the actions and policies that protect the planet for future generations are the same as those that create new jobs and economic opportunities.”

     

    TIDBIT: For more check out www.RethinkFabrics.com, www.BlackEyedPeas.GreenForAll.org/Splash and text GREENFORALL to 41411 to get a message from Taboo.

     

    MICHAEL FRANTI AT HANGOUT FESTIVAL

     

    Michael Franti just announced that he will be a part of this year’s Hangout Festival. It takes place from May 14th through the 16th in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and will also feature Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes and others. Learn more at www.HangoutMusicFest.com.

     

    TROUBLE IN PARADISE FOR KATY AND RUSSELL?

     

    Is there trouble in paradise for Katy Perry and Russell Brand? According to British paper the Daily Mail there very well might be. A source said that “Russell adores Katy, but he's not sure he's capable of being tied down” and that “everyone who knows him isn't really that surprised.”

     

    ORIANTHI’S SIGNITURE PRS GUITAR

     

    Orianthi’s Paul Reed Smith signature guitar will be released in June. The glittery red guitar features an “O” on the 12th fret and the guitarist picked out her specific neck shape for the instrument. The guitar will hit stores in June.

     

    PHOTO: Orianthi posted this picture on her Twitter page: http://twitpic.com/1aniz9.

     

    · VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To0R8jYMHOI.

     

    AMERICAN IDIOT MOVIE “DEFINITELY IN THE WORKS”

     

    There are more details on Green Day’s American Idiot musical coming to the big screen. Michael Mayer, the director of the play, told Rolling Stone that something is definitely in the works. He said they want to deal with the opening of the Broadway show next month first before delving into the film project.

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