RUMOUR HAS IT: IS ADELE ALREADY MARRIED?
Tabloid magazine Life & Style is reporting that Adele may have already gotten married. There are rumors going around that Adele and her man, Simon Konecki, tied the knot in a quickie ceremony and Adele isn’t helping squash the reports. She’s been spotted wearing a gold band on her ring finger. Head to PerezHilton.com for more.
BACKSTREET BOYS REGROUP TO PERFORM ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA ON FRIDAY!
Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new album, a world tour, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The celebration kicks off this Friday with the group’s first public performance since their reunion. It’ll be on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson make up the best-selling boy band of all time with more than 130-million albums sold worldwide. Tune in at 8 AM Eastern to watch the group perform some of their greatest hits.
ONEREPUBLIC “FEEL AGAIN”
OneRepublic just released the video for their latest song, “Feel Again.” The clip features beautiful, colorful strings of lights moving and pulsing to the beat of their song, while the band performs. Have you seen the clip? If not, check out YouTube and head to the channel “OneRepublicVevo.”
NOTHING CASUAL ABOUT ALANIS MORISSETTE
Alanis Morissette just released her new album, Havoc And Bright Lights. Her last effort came out more than four years ago, but the singer was busy living life during her downtime. Alanis got married, had a child and “wore a lot of sweatpants.” She says motherhood, commitment and empathy are definite themes on her new record because of her time off. Head to MTVNews.com for more.
OWL CITY’S TOUR HAS A NEW FLAVOR
Owl City will kick off his tour September 5th in Nashville and the “Good Time” singer is promising that he’s bringing it on this tour. He told MTV News that his motto for this trek is “go big or go home.” He said his set list will be a mix of old and new songs. Hit up MTVNews.com for more.
SAFETYSUIT ON EP
SafetySuit’s new EP, Hallelujah, came out this week. It includes the title track – the band’s cover of the popular Leonard Cohen song, which serves as the preview for the group’s next album. SafetySuit will reportedly release their third studio album sometime next year.
- DIRECT LINK TO BUY ALBUM: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hallelujah-ep/id555023509
TAYLOR SWIFT DEBUTS NEW VIDEO TONIGHT!
Taylor Swift will premiere the highly anticipated music video for her new single tonight (8/30) on CMT, MTV and Vh1. The video for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was shot in one continuous take. CMT will air a 30-minute special tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern leading up to the video’s debut. The special features Taylor talking about her new single with fans in studio. CMT will also air the video every hour during music hours throughout Labor Day weekend.
- RELATED NEWS: At 8 PM Eastern, the music video will also debut on CMT.com, MTV.com and VH1.com.
DEMI LOVATO TALKS “SKYSCRAPER”
Demi Lovato will take the stage for a performance of her single, “Give Your Heart A Break,” at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show. Lovato is also nominated for Best Video with a Message for her clip for “Skyscraper.” Lovato is nominated against Kelly Clarkson, Gym Class Heroes, K’Naan, Lil Wayne and Rise Against for Best Video with a Message. See who wins the Moon Man when the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards air live from The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, September 6th at 7 PM.
- TIDBIT: The MTV News VMA Pre-Show kicks off at 6 PM.
MADONNA BRINGS MDNA TOUR TO NORTH AMERICA!
Madonna's MDNA Tour arrived in North American on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, after wrapping the European leg of the outing last week in Nice, France. According to Billboard, the tour, which began May 31st in Tel Aviv, Israel, has grossed over 115-million dollars and has been seen by just under one-million people over the course of 33 shows. In North America, Madonna has sold over 111-million dollars-worth of tickets for 44 shows in the U-S and Canada. Madge will wrap her current tour with two shows at Foro Sol in Mexico City on November 24th and 25th.
ELVIS’ DIRTY UNDERWEAR UP FOR BIDS
How much would you pay for a pair of Elvis Presley’s stained underwear? Well according to the BBC, one such pair is going up for bids next month and is expected to sell for nearly 16-thousand dollars. The King wore the drawers at a 1977 show and soon after, an auction house acquired them from Elvis’ dad, Vernon. The auction will stream live on September 8th at OmegaAuctions.co.uk.
- TIDBIT: Also going under the gavel is Elvis’ personal Bible with handwritten notes and a 16mm home movie shot by Priscilla Presley.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA: NEW ALBUM IS A “REBIRTH”
Christina Aguilera is coming out with a new album soon that she describes as a “rebirth.” According to Christina, the album contains many different musical styles, but is all “feel good.” Since her last album, Aguilera has become a host on NBC’s The Voice and has gone through a divorce with now ex-husband, Jordan Bratman. The first single from the new album, “Your Body,” is expected to come out next month, but a demo version has already leaked onto the Internet.
- TIDBIT: Christina’s last album, Bionic, only sold 310-thousand copies in the U-S, making it her all-time worst-selling album.
IF ADELE CAN’T GO TO THE PARTY, HER BF WILL BRING THE PARTY TO ADELE
The Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most famous in London and superstar Adele is a big fan of it. However, Adele is supposedly due to give birth to her first child in a matter of weeks and was therefore unable to attend. Her boyfriend and baby daddy, Simon Konecki, wanted to do something to make up for missing the carnival, so he threw Adele a Caribbean-themed party with her favorite food and reggae music. The couple has been dating for over a year and announced they were having their first child in June.
TAYLOR SWIFT TOPS DIGITAL SONGS CHART FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK
One week after setting a record for most Digital Songs sold in a week by a female artist with 623-thousand copies, Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” holds at the top spot on the chart moving another 307-thosuand units. The song has sold over 930-thousand copies and will go platinum over the next few days. Meanwhile, Maroon 5 are up two spots to number two with “One More Night,” Flo Rida’s “Whistle” falls one spot to number three, fun.’s “Some Nights” slips one notch to number four, while Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen's "Good Time" climbs three spots to number five, selling over 144-thosuand copies.
BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL TO LIVE STREAM ON YOUTUBE AND PANDORA
The Budweiser Made in America Festival has partnered up with YouTube and Pandora to deliver live webcasts and music streams of the music festival. By visiting YouTube.com/BudMadeInAmerica or Pandora.com/BudMadeInAmerica on Sept 1st and 2nd from 2 to 11 PM Eastern, fans can experience a live stream of their favorite artists. The fest will feature performances from Jay Z, Run-DMC, The Hives, Miike Snow, Rita Ora, Jill Scott, The Passion Pit and more. This will mark the first time that Pandora will live stream a music festival experience. The event in Philadelphia will be the culmination of a series of music parties in cities across America where Budweiser invited its Facebook fans to experience local bands and artists. The concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Lancaster, Pennsylvania and positively impact the education, income and health of the most needy citizens in these communities.
NICKELBACK'S CHAD KROEGER ACCUSED OF CHEATING
The news of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger’s engagement to singer Avril Lavigne took everybody by surprise, including his former girlfriend, Kristen Dewitt. According to the AlternativePress.com Chad’s former muse states that the two had been dating since 2002 and that they had just split back in May. So when he announced his engagement to Lavigne and told the press that the two had been dating for over a year, Dewitt was shocked. She took to Twitter to express her outrage with the following post, “The moment u find out ur ex of four months engaged the girl he was cheating on you with! #classic (sic)."
NEW TWITTER FEUD: JOAN RIVERS VS. RIHANNA
An unlikely Twitter feud occurred last Friday between Joan Rivers and Rihanna. Rivers tweeted that it was “[her] time to slap [Rihanna]” for admitting to still loving Chris Brown. Rihanna replied by asking Rivers if she was getting slower as she got older, and Rivers tweeted right back that “if he hit you once, he’ll hit you again” followed by an invitation to be on Rivers’ TV show Fashion Police. Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne came to the aid her co-star, tweeting that Rivers “paved the way 4 all us opinionated ladies!” Rihanna has yet to respond to the invitation.