ONE DIRECTION SING “MORE THAN THIS” TO THEIR FANS
One Direction’s live tour DVD comes out on May 29th and it contains some sweet touring footage of the band. This past week, the group released a clip of them singing “More Than This” and it’ll be included on their Up All Night: The Live Tour DVD. The video features close-ups of each band member and b-roll of their teenage girl fans going crazy. Head to OneDirection.com to check out the live video.
LADY GAGA APPEARS IN THE SIMPSONS’ SEASON FINALE
Lady Gaga is making a cartoon cameo on The Simpsons’ season finale episode on May 20th. In the episode, Gaga comes to town to cheer up “Lisa,” and in the process, wears her signature meat dress and flame-shooting bra. The Simpsons celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Check out the season finale on FOX at 8 PM Eastern.
OWL CITY’S NEW SINGLE
Owl City had a hit single in 2009 with the tune “Fireflies,” and now, the singer is back with more. This summer, Adam Young will release his fourth album, but first he’s dropping a new sampler EP called The Shooting Star. The EP hits stores tomorrow (5/15), and contains four songs, including the title track. The effort is meant to be a preview of the full length disc he’s releasing later in the summer. Head over to Billboard.com to stream Owl City’s latest song, “Shooting Star,” which is on the EP.
TV: CEE LO WANTS ADAM LEVINE AND CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO STOP FIGHTING ON THE VOICE
Cee Lo is sounding off about his fellow Voice judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine and their ongoing feud. Cee Lo tells Us Weekly, “It's getting a little old and a little inconvenient for everyone.” He hopes the arguing will end saying, “It's not something that we should carry over into season three. I want the integrity of the show intact." Host Carson Daly also weighed in, “It's frustrating in the same way when you're just with your family on Thanksgiving and the conversation over Monopoly gets heightened for a second – I'm looking at my sister going, 'Is my blood really boiling over the fact that you have Park Place?' Then it goes away." He added, "It's nothing new for us."
JUSTIN BIEBER RELEASES NEW SONG!
Justin Bieber has released a new song off his upcoming album, Believe, called “Turn To You.” The 18-year-old dropped the song last week in time for Mother’s Day as a tribute to his mom, who worked hard to raise him. Believe arrives in stores on June 19th.
- TWEET: Bieber took to Twitter last week and gave a shout out to all mothers, writing, "Help moms in need. Give them strength. thank u mom. it's on ITUNES. Happy Mother's Day Weekend. this is for my mom and all those moms out there. here is #TurnToYou."
JOE JONAS JOINS KATY PERRY AND NICKI MINAJ FOR PEPSI!
Pepsi has tapped Joe Jonas for its new Live for Now campaign. Jonas, who joins Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj on the campaign, told MTV News that he is happy to work with the soft drink giant. He added that he relates to the campaign, saying, "It's, I think, a good match. A lot of stuff that I love to do is spontaneous, last minute and living in the moment." Earlier this month, Pepsi announced that Michael Jackson, who struck a deal with the brand in 1984, will be featured on its soda cans, which will in stores later this month.
MTV PRESENTS DEV
MTV will give viewers an inside look at Dev’s journey to pop stardom in the new documentary, DEV, which airs on Wednesday. The special will follow her rise to fame while balancing family and a high risk pregnancy, all surrounding the release of her debut album, The Night the Sun Came Up. DEV airs Wednesday, May 23rd at 11 PM Eastern.
- TIDBIT: Dev is the voice behind the hits “Like A G6,” “In the Dark” and “Naked,” a duet with Enrique Iglesias.
- STATEMENT: Dev released the following statement: “I am so excited to share these very personal and crazy moments from the past year of my life with viewers, I hope I inspire everyone to keep it pushin, and to do YOU, no matter what! The road to the release of my album was F***in insane, but my passion and love for making music made every bump completely worth it."
- TRAILER! To view the trailer for DEV click here.
U2 EXHIBIT OPENS IN DUBLIN
A new U2 exhibition opened up at the Little Museum in Dublin, Ireland this week. The show features rare photos of the Irish band from their early days, which were taken by photographer Patrick Brocklebank. U2: 1978-81 will run at the Little Museum of Dublin until September 2nd. Visit U2.com for details.
DAVID GUETTA BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER THROUGH MUSIC
David Guetta is constantly travelling the globe, spinning for fans of dance music. The French DJ and producer told us he loves to bring people together through music. David will spin in his home country of France on June 8th.
- TIDBIT: David Guetta’s latest single is “Titanium” featuring Sia. It has sold over 324-thousand copies in just four weeks.
- TIDBIT: Guetta will perform the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival, which takes place on June 8th to the 10th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
SAMBORA WORKING ON NEW BON JOVI AND NEW SOLO ALBUMS
Bon Jovi might not be touring right now but that doesn’t mean they aren’t keeping busy. Guitarist Richie Sambora told Rolling Stone that the band is in the studio and he’s working on his first solo album in 14 years. The rocker revealed that a new Bon Jovi record will be out early next year since they just “started laying down basics a couple of weeks back.” He added that it “sounds great.” As for his own album, the self-titled effort comes out this summer and Sambora says it will surprise fans since they probably don’t see him as a vocalist, even though he was the lead singer for every band he was in before Bon Jovi. Read more at RollingStone.com.
- TIDBIT: Bon Jovi will play a one-off, hit-filled show at this year’s Bamboozle Festival on May 20th in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
BEASTIE BOYS ALBUMS RE-ENTER THE BILLBOARD 200 CHART