AYLOR SWIFT HANGS WITH THE KENNEDYS ON THE FOURTH
Taylor Swift reportedly spent her Fourth of July in Massachusetts with several members of the iconic Kennedy family. The country star has been a long-time fan of the family and earlier this year, attended the premiere of Rory Kennedy’s movie, Ethel, at the Sundance Film Festival. Boston’s WCVB-TV shared pictures on their website of Taylor and the Kennedys in Cape Cod, enjoying the day on a boat. That same day, TMZ reports Taylor spent time on the beach with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Patrick.
APL.DE.AP PREPS SPECIAL HOLLYWOOD BOWL CONCERT
On Sunday, Black Eyed Peas’ apl.de.ap will perform at the Hollywood Bowl for a one-of-a-kind concert honoring his Filipino heritage. Apl will be joined by fellow bandmates will.i.am and Taboo, as well as Nicole Scherzinger, Lou Diamond Phillips, Vanessa Hudgens and more. The show takes place this Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California.
PINK SPILLS DETAILS ABOUT NEW ALBUM
Pink just released a video of herself detailing her new album, including its title and release date. She told fans that her sixth record will be called The Truth About Love and is set to drop on September 18th. The new single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” is available on YouTube and PerezHilton.com.
- TIDBIT: Pink was born Alecia Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In addition to her singing career, she’s also an actress, having starred in eight movies including Get Him To The Greek and Happy Feet Two.
LINKIN PARK’S TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO TOP OF THE CHARTS
With their fifth studio album, Living Things, Linkin Park have just dethroned Justin Bieber and denied Maroon 5 the top spot on the album charts. . Linkin Park recently performed at the X-Games in Los Angeles and will be heading out on a U-S tour with Incubus in August.
MADONNA BREAKS DOWN CRYING DURING “LIKE A VIRGIN” PERFORMANCE
Madonna got emotional during a relaxed version of “Like a Virgin” on her MDNA Tour stop in Berlin, Germany and ended up crying before the song was finished. A shirtless back-up dancer quickly came to her rescue by helping her to her feet, fixing her corset and assuring the iconic singer. Madge then gasped dramatically from the constricting corset, regained her composure and finished the song. Other memorable moments from the MDNA Tour include when she flashed a boob in Istanbul and mooned the audience in Rome. The trek is expected to be extended into 2013.
COLDPLAY HONOR FANS ON NEW TUMBLR PAGE
Coldplay launched a new Tumblr page recently and are displaying a ton of fan art on the site. Check out the gifs, artwork and photos over at Coldplay.Tumblr.com now.
KELLY CLARKSON WORKS HARD TO BE COMFORTBALE
When you’re in the spotlight, it can be hard to deal with everyone’s opinions and criticisms. For Kelly Clarkson, she makes it her mission to stay comfortable in her own skin. Kelly Clarkson spent her July 4th in Fort Hood, Texas. She played in front of a huge crowd that included military and their families.
- TIDBIT: Check out Kelly’s photo here: http://www.whosay.com/kellyclarkson/photos/198495
NAS AND AMY WINEHOUSE HAVE “CHERRY WINE” TOGETHER
On his upcoming album, Life is Good, Nas performs a posthumous duet with the late Amy Winehouse. The song, which is called “Cherry Wine,” premiered on BBC’s Radio 1 on Tuesday night. It was produced by Salaam Remi, who helped the two artists collaborate on Amy’s 2008 record Lioness: Hidden Treasures. Unfortunately, the album wasn’t released until 2011, after Amy’s death. You can hear “Cherry Wine” and the rest of Life is Good when it comes out on July 17th.
KELLY CLARKSON GIVES CARRIE UNDERWOOD COMPETITION
It’s the battle of the American Idol winners! Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” has officially surpassed Carrie Underwood’s hit, “Before He Cheats,” in sales. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Stronger” is now the best-selling American Idol single of all time –by just one-thousand copies! Kelly’s song has sold 3.51-million copies, while Carrie’s 2006 hit is closed behind with 3,509,000 copies sold.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN & OWL CITY GO CAMPING FOR “GOOD TIME”
Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young were recently spotted at a campground in upstate New York to film the music video for their new song, “Good Time.” The clip for the feel good summer anthem captures Jepsen and Young embarking on a summer romance under the trees and by a lake. Young described the video as “really hot,” while Jepsen said it was “fun and spontaneous.” "Good Time" is the lead single off Owl City's August album, The Midsummer Station. The track will also be featured on Jepsen's debut album, dropping in September.
RIHANNA, DRAKE, DEADMAU5 TO HEADLINE LONDON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rihanna, Drake, Deadmau5, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull are among the headliners set to perform at the 8th annual Barclaycard Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park that takes place today through Sunday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will also feature sets from Wiz Khalifa, Kaskade, Calvin Harris and more.
CALL ME(MES) MAYBE
“Call Me Maybe” has quickly become the summer song of 2012, but its popular chorus is invading a new territory – the Internet. Many memes have begun using the beginning lyrics of the chorus to suit their own purposes. There are versions featuring “Y U NO,” “Success Baby” and “Joseph Ducreux.” The Internet wasn’t satisfied with only standard memes though and began adapting the chorus for popular TV series and movies – “Darth Vader” asks “Luke” to “join me maybe” and “Cookie Monster” asks his reader to “give me [cookies] maybe.” Just google “Call Me Maybe Memes” to see which of your favorite memes, tv shows and movies have adapted the song!
- TIDBIT: “Success Baby”:
- TIDBIT: “Darth Vader”: http://www.procrastingnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/This-is-crazy.jpg
- TIDBIT: “Zoidberg”: http://cheezburger.com/6399009280
RINGO STARR TURNS 72
Tomorrow (7/7), Ringo Starr turns 72 years old. For almost all of those years, the Beatle has been playing the drums. But why does he do it? He filled us in.
“I do it cause it goes back a long, long time where as a kid, I wanted to play drums, I wanted to play with good players and that’s what I do, I love to play.”
72 is a pretty high number, yet Ringo has been a grandfather since he was 44. However, the numbers and titles mean nothing to the rocker.
“You know, we live in that past where grandfathers were very, very old, you know what I mean, and now, it’s not the case. People keep themselves together, which I do.”
Ringo isn’t slowing down and still spends massive amounts of time on the road. So does he ever think about retiring?
“No. I used to think retirement, probably when I was 40. Now, I don’t think about it at all. I’m just rocking on.”
Ringo will be spending his birthday on stage in Nashville with his All-Starr Band. Get all his dates at RingoStarr.com.
- TIDBIT: Ringo’s granddaughter, Tatia Starkey, is also a performer who goes by the stage name Veronica Avant. Her dad is Zak Starkey, the sometimes drummer for The Who.