LADY GAGA TO WORK WITH LINDSAY LOHAN?
It’s been rumored that Lady Gaga has asked Lindsay Lohan to star in her next music video. If Lohan agrees, the visual will be for the lead single from Gaga’s upcoming album ARTPOP. While a rep for Lindsay has not confirmed the chatter, we hope the collaboration does indeed happen. Check out MTVNews.com for more.
ELLIE GOULDING’S SLOW AND STEADY CLIMB UP THE CHARTS
Ellie Goulding’s breakthrough hit, “Lights,” is up three spots to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been steadily rising the chart for a year and peaks at the number two this week, just behind Carly Rae Jepsen’s debut single, “Call Me Maybe,” which has topped the chart for nine straight weeks. “Lights” is the title track off Goulding’s debut album, which was released back in 2010. The song has sold over 2.7-million copies and has slowly and steadily inched up the charts in the U-S, much to her surprise. The ironic twist is that U-K singer is now focused on her new single, titled “Anything Could Happen,” which was released last week. It is the first single off her new album, Halcyon, which arrives on October 9th.
- TIDBIT: Elena Jane Goulding was born on December 30th, 1986 in Herefordshire, England.
- TIDBIT: Goulding is dating GRAMMY-winning dubstep producer Skrillex.
NOW 43 EXPECTED TO TOP BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART
The latest installment of the Now That's What I Call Music! franchise, Now 43, is expected to top the Billboard album chart next week. According to Billboard, the effort is expected to sell between 110-to-120-thousand copies. It would mark the 16th number one album for the series. The last one to hit the top of the charts was Now 37, which arrived back in February 2011. The Now 43 album includes Katy Perry’s “Part of Me,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and other contemporary hits.
JORDIN SPARKS EYES IN THE HEIGHTS
Jordin Sparks made her Broadway debut in the musical, In The Heights, back in 2010. There have been rumors swirling about a possible feature film version of the Tony Award-winning play and Sparks told us she would jump at the opportunity to play “Nina” on the big screen. Jordin Sparks will make her feature film debut opposite the late-Whitney Houston in Sparkle. The flick also stars Omar Epps and Derek Luke and features a cameo from Cee Lo Green. It opens in theaters on August 17th.
- TIDBIT: In The Heights won four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography.
JESSICA SIMPSON’S FATHER ARRESTED
Jessica Simpson’s father spent a night in jail last week. According to PerezHilton.com, Joe Simpson, a 54-year-old minister, was booked for driving under the influence on August 4th. It’s his first offense, so the celebrity dad will likely face no more than a fine if charges are filed. Police pulled him over on Ventura Boulevard in L-A at around 10 at night, citing erratic driving. He posted bail the following morning.
BEASTIE BOYS FILE SUIT AGAINST MONSTER ENERGY DRINK
Last Tuesday, the will of the late Adam “MCA” Yauch was filed in a New York court. One of the stipulations of his will was that none of his artistic property, including his music, could be used in any advertisements of any sort. Later on that day, the Beastie Boys filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink for doing just that. MTV News is reporting that Monster Energy Drink was never granted a license to use the tracks "Sabotage," "So What'cha Want" and "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" in their 2012 Ruckus in the Rockies promo video and are now faced with the prospect of paying hefty damages for the alleged copyright infringement.