ELLIE GOULDING GOES PLATINUM
Ellie Goulding is not only a blonde, now she’s gone platinum. The singer announced that her song “Lights” has gone platinum in the United States. The Brit tweeted her thanks to fans calling the news “badass” and sending her adorers “much love.” Follow Ellie at Twitter.com/EllieGoulding.
NICKELBACK ADD DAUGHTRY TO THEIR TOURING LINE-UP
Daughtry will be opening up for Nickelback on their European tour dates. The bands announced the news on Friday and both seem really excited about it. Beginning September 6th, Chris Daughtry and the guys will be trekking around Europe with Nickelback. You can head to Nickelback.com for a full list of their European dates. Currently, the “Lullaby” performers are playing throughout the U-S and Canada. They perform in Toronto tomorrow.
ADAM LEVINE TO JOIN AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Last fall, American Horror Story dominated the ratings as the biggest new cable series of the year. So what do fans have to look forward to next season? According to show creator Ryan Murphy, nothing remotely similar to last year. Season two will have a whole new setting and storyline, all revolving around completely new characters. One of these new figures comes in the form of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Murphy shared with Rolling Stone that Levine’s new role will be “really gritty,” noting that he’ll play one half of a couple known as “The Lovers.” According to Ryan, the singer immediately accepted the role after hearing all the details. Murphy explained, “I pitched him the part and he listened, slackjawed, and simply said, ‘I’m in.’” Shooting is set to begin in July, just in time for a spooky, mid-October premiere.
SELENA GOMEZ GIVE DETAILS ON TAYLOR SWIFT & JUSTIN BIEBER SONG
Taylor Swift’s best friend and actress Selena Gomez is spilling details on the duet between Taylor and Justin. She confirmed that Taylor and Justin wrote the song after MTV’s Punk’D episode, and she says it’s beautiful. Selena’s “not sure if it will make the album,” but she thinks they will release it at some point. She also mentions it’s “kind of an upbeat song, but it’s very acoustic.” Rumors have been circulating that it will be featured on Justin’s new album.
GAVIN DeGRAW REMEMBERS DICK CLARK
Gavin DeGraw took time out from touring to remember Dick Clark and his legacy. The singer called the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host “a visionary and a rock and roll music icon.” DeGraw went on to say Dick is “a friend to generations of young people and someone truly worth celebrating.” Clark passed away on April 18th after suffering from a heart attack.
- TIDBIT: Follow Gavin on Twitter at Twitter.com/GavinDeGraw
ADELE, KATY PERRY, MAROON 5, COLDPLAY GET BILLBOARD NODS
Adele, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Coldplay and more are all up for a 2012 Billboard Music Award. Adele snagged 18 nominations, including Top Artist, where she’ll compete against Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lil Wayne. Maroon 5 and Coldplay are going head-to-head at the show, competing against each other in the Top Duo or Group category, alongside The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum and LMFAO. Check out the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20th at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.
QUEEN TO PERFORM ON AMERICAN IDOL
Queen will be on American Idol this week. Brian May and Roger Taylor will take the stage on Wednesday to perform alongside the show’s top six finalists. Then, on Thursday, Idol will host a performance from The Queen Extravaganza, the upcoming touring concert show that gives audiences the music and live experience of Queen using band members selected from an online competition. See it all on FOX.
- TIDBIT: Queen will perform four shows this year with Adam Lambert, who was a runner-up on season eight of American Idol.
LMFAO SUED FOR $7-MILLION BY FORMER MANAGEMENT
LMFAO is being sued a whopping seven-million dollars by their old management, but they’re clearly not worried about it. According to TMZ, LMFAO’s RedFoo took time out to take a picture with the process server after receiving the lawsuit outside of the set of American Idol last week. Although he’s still smiling, the matter is nothing to be taken lightly – the management company is suing the group for breach of contract. They claim they’re responsible for taking LMFAO’s career to great heights, only to be dropped after the money started coming in.
JUSTIN BIEBER’S NEW DUCATI
Justin Bieber has added to his ever-growing car collection with a new bike – a limited-edition Ducati. Sources have told TMZ that Biebs dropped 20-thousand dollars on the Ducati Superbike 848 Evo, and it was delivered to him late last week. Justin picked out the bike at the L-A dealership Beverly Hills Ducati and opted for the white model based off of a suggestion from Usher, who owns the bike in black. However, the 18-year-old singer doesn’t have his motorcycle license yet – apparently he’s working on it.
- TIDBIT: Justin Bieber already has a Cadillac CTS-V, a Smart Car that he renamed “Swag Car” and a Fisker Karma.
VARIETY: TAYLOR SWIFT MAY BE EYEING ROLE IN BIG-SCREEN DRAMA
Taylor Swift is reportedly considering a part in a movie adaptation of the Sheila Weller book Girls Like Us. The film, which hasn’t yet been green lit, explores the careers of legendary singers Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King. According to Variety, Taylor may be auditioning for the Joni Mitchell role. As yet, she hasn’t received an official offer. Sony Pictures hopes to begin production later this year.
- TIDBIT: Taylor recently lent her voice to the animated flick Dr. Suess’ The Lorax.
GET READY FOR A ROCKING SUMMER
Today announced their summer concert lineup and it’s one of the best lists they’ve had for the series. Maroon 5, Train, Jason Mraz and more are all set to perform Friday mornings, throughout the summer, in New York City.
FULL LIST OF DATES:
1 The Band Perry
8 Chris Brown
15 Justin Bieber
22 Kenny Chesney
29 Maroon 5
6 Flo Rida
13 Zac Brown Band
20 Hot Chelle Rae
31 Jason Mraz with special guest Christina Perri