VOTE FOR FUN.
Fun. were nominated for an MTV Video Music Award this week and need your help. The band took to Twitter to ask their fans to vote for them in the Best New Artist and Best Pop Video categories. The 2012 MTV VMAs air on Thursday, September 8th on MTV.
- DIRECT LINK: Here’s a direct link to cast your vote for Fun:http://on.mtv.com/NJnl5n
KATY PERRY MIGHT MARRY AGAIN
Katy Perry’s marriage to Russell Brand ended in heartbreak, but that doesn’t mean the singer won’t marry again. In an interview with Elle magazine, the Katy said that she’ll “never say never” and that she’ll “let love take the lead on that.” Check out the full interview from Perry when the September issue of Elle hits newsstands on August 14th.
- TIDBIT: Interested in dating Katy? She told Elle she’s a lady that likes to be courted, strongly, so you better start pulling out all the stops.
ADAM LAMBERT FEELS LIKE A POPULAR OUTSIDER
Adam Lambert came in second on his season of American Idol and his most recent album, Trespassing, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. You’d think Adam would feel accepted with those kinds of stats, but he told us that at times he still feels like an outsider. Adam is heading to Japan this month. He plays in Tokyo on August 18th.
KATHERINE JACKSON PREPARING MJ BIRTHDAY EVENTS
Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine is planning to mark what would have been her son’s 54th birthday. The Jackson family matriarch is returning to Gary, Indiana for events including a candlelight vigil, a tribute concert and more. Fans can head Facebook.com/JacksonStreet2012 for more information. Michael would have been 54 on August 29th.
CEE LO GREEN JOINS ADAM LEVINE IN NEW FILM
Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine are currently shooting a film alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo called Can a Song Save Your Life? Green has a small role in the film, playing “Trouble Gum,” a once down-and-out musician who is now basking in the warmth of his success after being discovered and cleaned up by a music producer, played by Ruffalo. Can a Song Save Your Life? is currently shooting in Staten Island, New York.
BIEBER GETS A BEAT DOWN IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Justin Bieber is certainly a polarizing figure, but those who dislike him may actually enjoy his latest music video. In the brand new “As Long As You Love Me” video, the pop star gets a beatdown from none other than Michael Madsen. It also features a love story, some typical Bieber dance moves, and a verse from rapper Big Sean. Haters and fans alike can check out the video now on YouTube.
KENNEDY MATRIARCH PLAYS MATCHMAKER WITH GRANDSON AND TAYLOR SWIFT
When Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy met on the Fourth of July, sparks flew. Now, ABC News reports that the rumored love story was set up by Kennedy’s grandmother, Ethel. The 83-year-old widow of Robert F. Kennedy is a big fan of the country star and decided to set her up with her grandson. The two were seen out sailing and at church over the weekend, and they’ve been spotted multiple times over the past month. For Conor, it’s simply proof that grandmas never stop spoiling you.
KE$HA TEASES NEW ALBUM FOR FANS
One thing’s for certain, Ke$ha’s next album won’t be called “Vegan,” but the pop star informed fans her follow-up to Animal and Cannibal should be coming very soon. She posted a handwritten note online, saying she’s been “working 24 hours a day 7 days a week” to have it released as soon as possible. She added that five songs have already gone to mix, meaning new singles could be coming soon.
SCOTTY McCREERY SHOWS HIS SUPPORT FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS
It seems like Scotty McCreery is a fan of a certain Olympic gold medalist! The singer first tweeted Missy Franklin, a 17-year-old American swimmer, telling her that he was happy she decided to stay in high school – despite all of her accomplishments. He even added that “those were the best four years of [his] life.” Scotty followed with another message, making sure she knew he was rooting for her. Missy let the singer know “that means the world to [her].” Scotty isn’t the only one congratulating Missy – Justin Bieber sent the Olympian a tweet as well!
SPRINGSTEEN AND E STREET BAND PLAY FOR FOUR HOURS
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band really like to give fans their money’s worth, and concertgoers at The Boss’ gig in Finland this week learned that in person. The concert was the final one on the European leg of the group’s Wrecking Ball tour and they made it last – playing for a record-long four hours and six minutes. And that’s not even counting the handful of songs Springsteen played acoustically as a treat for pre-show early birds. Among the 33 tunes performed were almost all of his hits and some covers like the final two songs of the night – “Higher and Higher” and “Twist and Shout.” See the full set list at Billboard.com.
- TIDBIT: It isn’t the only long show the guys put on overseas. Their June 17th gig in Madrid, Spain went on for three-hours and 48 minutes.
- TIDBIT: Bruce and the band will be back stateside starting with a show on August 14th in Boston. They’ll be on the road here until December and you can get all their dates at BruceSpringsteen.net.
STEVEN TYLER TALKS ABOUT HIS IDOL DAYS
Steven Tyler plans to focus on Aerosmith in the coming years and won’t be returning to the judges’ panel on American Idol, but the singer is talking about his experience on the reality competition show. Steven told Rolling Stone, “I loved it and hated it. It was a great job, I sat next to J. Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life.” However, Steven explained that working on the band’s new album, Music From Another Dimension, while appearing on the show was very difficult and in the end, the rocker admitted that Idol was not his “cup of tea.” Read more at RollingStone.com.
- TIDBIT: Music from Another Dimension is due out on November 6th.