CARLY RAE JEPSEN HAS A BOYFRIEND
Carly Rae Jepsen definitely got that call back from her special guy, no maybe about it. The 26-year-old singer has a new beau: singer-songwriter Matthew Koma. Carly calls her new guy “great” and “talented.” And Jepsen doesn’t just have a new boyfriend, she has a new album coming out too. The effort is called Kiss and it hits shelves on September 18th. People.com has more.
JOHN MAYER CUTS HIS HAIR
Since the release of his newest album, Born and Raised, John Mayer has been sporting long brown hair, but that all changed this weekend. The “Shadow Days” singer chopped off his brown locks and is once again sporting a short hairstyle. The change came a few days after it was reported that John and Katy Perry had broken up. Check out photos of John’s new style over at People.com.
P!NK HANGS WITH HER DAD
P!nk had a great family day this past weekend. The singer, her one-year-old daughter Willow and her father all hung out together. P!nk was so grateful for the experience saying, “Nothing like seeing your baby girl light up the same way you used to with the same guy.” Keep up to date with P!nk at Twitter.com/P!nk.
- TIDBIT: P!nk refers to her dad as the “baby whisperer” because of the way he acts with her daughter.
ALANIS MORISSETTE WILL LIVE TWEET TODAY
Alanis Morissette releases her new album, Havoc & Bright Lights, today (8/28). In celebration of the new release, the singer and her team will be live tweeting throughout the day. Make sure to follow @Morissette on Twitter to get all the live updates.
MADONNA: SORRY AUSTRALIA!
For any Australians hoping to see Madonna on her MDNA Tour, you’re in for a disappointment. The singer issued an apology to all Australians, but said she had to put her children before her career and will end her tour at the end of this year, when she was schedule to go “down under.” She promised to make it up to her loyal Aussie fans though, and to give them the world’s greatest show when she finally makes it down there. You can hear the apology now on Perez Hilton.
WILL.I.AM TO PREMIERE NEW SONG ON MARS
will.i.am was at Cape Canaveral when Curiosity landed on Mars earlier this month. Now, the rapper is set to make history again with NASA. According to Digital Spy, will.i.am’s new song, “Reach for the Stars,” will debut on Mars. NASA officials will hold a listening party in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Tuesday evening, and the song will play through the speakers of Curiosity. Will is currently getting ready to release his new album, #willpower, and to hit the road with Cheryl Cole on her A Million Lights Tour.
LADY GAGA’S NEWEST OUTFIT: NOTHING
Lady Gaga is known for her crazy outfits – leotards, metallic masks, and of course the dress made of meat – but she has a new outfit specifically for recording her new album, ARTPOP. According to Digital Spy, the pop star is laying down the tracks for her newest album in the nude, claiming it makes her voice sound better. It’s not the first time that Gaga has gone nude – she posed naked for the cover of Vogue’s September issue and posted a naked picture of herself curled up on an armchair just over a month ago.
RIHANNA AND FRANK OCEAN TO PERFORM AT THE VMAS!
Rihanna and Frank Ocean have been added to the stellar list of performers at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Meanwhile, The Wanted, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, 2 Chainz and Ke$ha have been added to the list of VMA presenters, which also includes Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the “Fierce Five,” the U-S Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team that won the team gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will be hosted by Kevin Hart and will also feature performances from Taylor Swift, Green Day, P!nk, Alicia Keys and One Direction. The big show airs live from The Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 6th at 8 PM Eastern.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS TO TOUR SOUTH AFRICA
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be bringing the “funk” to South Africa in 2013. South Africa’s Big Concerts has confirmed that the band will be making the trek to South Africa for two dates, one on February 2nd at in Johannesburg, and the second on February 5th in Cape Town. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
BRITNEY SPEARS, JUSTIN BIEBER POP UP ON WILL. I. AM’S #WILLPOWER TRACK LIST
Will.i.am revealed the track list for his October album release and it is full of A-list collaborations. The standard issue version of the album features Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Chris Brown, David Guetta, Eva Simmons, Redfoo, Nicole Scherzinger and Britney Spears. The deluxe version includes the track “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” with Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger and “It” with Cheryl Cole. Will also collaborated with the Biebs on a track called “Flyin.” The Black Eyed Peas frontman said he wanted to work with Bieber because he knows he’ll be around for a long time and “he’s really talented.” #willpower drops October 15th.
JUSTIN BIEBER PAPARAZZI CHASE: PHOTOGRAPHER TO FIGHT CHARGES
Justin Bieber was chased down the 101 Freeway last July by paparazzi trying to snap a picture of him in his car, a Fisker Karma. Bieber was then pulled over for driving recklessly, and in response, filed a harassment complaint against the main paparazzo for forcing him to drive the way he did. That man was Paul Raef, the first pap due to be charged under a new law that penalizes the paparazzi for driving dangerously in order to obtain photos of celebs for commercial purpose. Raef, who was charged with four misdemeanor counts, is challenging the law by stating his first amendment rights. Raef’s lawyers say the law is a violation of freedom of the press. According to PopSugar, the motion will go before a judge September 24th.