GAGA FANS SHOWER HER WITH GIFTS ON STAGE, INCLUDING A VIBRATOR
It’s almost a testament to Lady Gaga’s outlandish and outrageous actions that a fan giving her of all people a vibrator doesn’t seem that out of the ordinary. While on her world tour’s stop in Brisbane, Australia, the “Mother Monster” took a moment from performing to receive some gifts a group of fans brought her. The gifts included the aforementioned sex device, which she commented on by saying, “Are you telling me I’m not getting enough action?” She also received a box full of notes written by fans, a custom-made leather vest, as well as a home-made electric monster hand.
“ROLLING IN THE DEEP” WAKES GIRL FROM COMA
After strokes and a brain hemorrhage put seven-year-old Charlotte Neve’s into a coma in mid-April, chances of her survival were diminishing. However, when Adele’s hit song “Rolling in the Deep” came on the radio, Charlotte began to smile. According to Gawker.com, her mother explained, “Charlotte started smiling and I couldn’t believe it…It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the hemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again.” After a few days, she began to speak again and is now attending school again.
AMY WINEHOUSE’S DAD REMEMBERS DAUGHTER IN NEW BOOK
Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has had a difficult time listening to her hit album, Back to Black, because the songs are about her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. The Huffington Post reports that Mr. Winehouse blames Fielder-Civil for her drug abuse. He writes about Amy’s decline in his memoir, Amy, My Daughter, where he also slams Fielder-Civil, saying that Blake “did not bring much good to into her life.” Mitch also writes about Blake being the cause of her performing drunk and you can read it when his book comes out on June 26th.
JUSTIN BIEBER AND KATY PERRY DOMINATE 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
Justin Bieber and Katy Perry dominated the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards on Monday. Bieber won International Video of the Year by a Canadian for his big hit, “Boyfriend” and Perry scored the International Video of the Year by an Artist for her song “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”
ADELE DUET WITH…KERMIT THE FROG?
Legendary muppet “Kermit the Frog” recently told OK Magazine that “It would be fun to do a duet with Adele someday.” Unfortunately, “Kermit’s” longtime belle, “Miss Piggy,” disapproves of him pairing up with the singer, stating, “Sorry Adele, the frog isn’t available anytime soon.” “Kermit” has also expressed interest in collaborating with dubstep artist Skrillex, even though “Kermit” has never heard his music, saying, “We don’t get electronic music in the swamp.”
- · TIDBIT: The Muppets were first created by Jim Henson in 1954.
ONE DIRECTION TO PERFORM AT OLYMPICS
One Direction will reportedly perform at the Olympics. The British boy band is rumored to be opening the closing ceremony in London on August 12th. Sir Paul McCartney has already confirmed as a performer at the Games, with Adele, Elton John and Muse rumored to appear as well. The London Olympics kick off on July 27th on NBC.
THE X FACTOR TO DEBUT IN SEPTEMBER
USA Today is reporting that FOX will premiere the second season of The X Factor on September 12th. It will give fans their first look at Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as the new judges and coaches. Glee will premiere on September 13th, while Bones and new drama The Mob Doctor will bow on September 17th.
JUSTIN BEIBER BLOWS UP THE APOLLO THEATER!
Justin Bieber took the stage at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem in New York City on Monday night. During the end of his set, the power went out in the building and Beiber was forced to finish his performance acoustically. Manager Scooter Braun told The Associated Press that Bieber literally, “blew up the Apollo.” He added that it was “one of the most special nights I have ever been part of.”Bieber’s Believe album is out now.
THE WANTED GO ICE AGE!
The Wanted’s latest single, “Chasing The Sun,” will be featured in the new animated film Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift features the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Drake, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj. It will freeze into theaters on July 13th.
- · TIDBIT: “Chasing The Sun” is available for download at iTunes now.
RASCAL FLATTS CHANGED TOUR KICKS OFF WITH A BANG
Rascal Flatts opened their Changed Tour this past weekend with sold-out performances in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. Over 45-thousand fans attended the shows, and Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus hopes everyone enjoyed every detail on the stage. The Changed Tour consists of an all band set up, featuring openers Little Big Town, the Eli Young Band and Edens Edge. The tour will head to Washington D.C. on Saturday.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD SEES HERSELF IN REESE WITHERSPOON
Carrie Underwood is busy in the U-K prepping for tomorrow’s (6/21) show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and managed to answer a few fans questions with London’s The Sun. Carrie was put on the spot about “a movie based on her life.” She admits it’s entirely too soon for a movie on her life, but if she had to, she would choose Reese Witherspoon to portray her. Carrie believes they “have the same stature” and they are about “the same height and [Reese] can sing!” Carrie is no stranger to the big screen, as she appeared in last year’s film Soul Surfer. After performing in London, Carrie will head to Australia for a few performances kicking off on June 26th.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS LULLABY
The latest Rockabye Baby album features lullaby renditions of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ catalog. The CD arrives in stores next month and will feature kid friendly versions of classic Chili Peppers songs like “Under the Bridge,” “Scar Tissue,” “Snow (Hey Ohh),” “Higher Ground,” “Californication” and “Breaking the Girl.” In the last six months, Rockabye Baby has released records with lullaby versions of Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band and The Smiths. Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Red Hot Chili Peppers is out on July 31st.
- · TIDBIT: RHCP will headline Lollapalooza on Sunday, August 4th in Chicago.
HOW NICKELBACK DEALS WITH HATERS
Nickelback have sold millions of albums and sell out arenas all over the world, yet it seems hipsters and many bands love to hate the hard rocking Canadian group. They were recently mocked by an Idaho newspaper that suggested fans spent 45 dollars on a bag of hammers to hit themselves with instead of paying to see the band live, and The Black Keys also took a jab at the band recently. Frontman Chad Kroger told the Edmonton Journal that they take the criticism in stride and “laugh” while they do it. He added that he doesn’t think the band will receive any awards for their music, saying, "We may be dead by then but I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will probably show up the same time as our first GRAMMY." Nickelback have been nominated for six GRAMMYS including Record of the Year for “How You Remind Me,” back in 2003, but the group has yet to win the coveted award. The band will take the stage in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday night.