DEMI LOVATO JOINS THE X FACTOR
Demi Lovato will join Britney Spears on The X Factor. The announcement was made Monday at FOX’s upfront presentation. Last week, Spears inked a 15-million dollar deal for one season on the show. Lovato and Spears will join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid for the second season of the series this fall.
CARRIE UNDERWOOOD TAKES OVER DANCING WITH THE STARS
Carrie Underwood plans to blow viewers away with her performance during ABC’s Dancing with the Stars’ semifinals results show tonight (5/15). She will perform her current single, “Good Girl,” which, as she told us, allows her to transform her personality. Catch Carrie perform “Good Girl” tonight on Dancing with the Stars at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.
BUY ADAM LAMBERT’S NEW ALBUM, TRESPASSING, TODAY
Adam Lambert’s new album, Trespassing, is out today (5/15). We caught up with the American Idol finalist recently and he told us about his new disc (See Related Cut #3). Buy or download Trespassing today!
KATY PERRY TO DEBUT A NEW SONG AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Katy Perry will debut a new song called “Wide Awake” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. The tune was written specifically for Perry’s upcoming 3D flick, Katy Perry Part of Me, which will come out on July 5th. Tune in to the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday on ABC at 8 PM Eastern. Billboard.com has more.
THE VOICE COMING BACK IN THE FALL
The Voice is coming back sooner than you think. The singing competition show just wrapped but Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green will be back on your TVs this fall. Billboard has announced that the show will air on Mondays and Tuesdays. We’ll keep you updated on the exact date of the fall premiere when we know more.
ADELE DOESN’T WANT TO BE A CELEBRITY
According to NME, Adele isn’t interested in fame. The singer told NBC, “I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to be in people's faces.” Adele goes on to explain, “I've managed to stay out of the public eye. The other day I walked through Trafalgar Square on a Sunday afternoon, a tourist haven. I was a bit worried. I was in my pajamas as well because I had been working the day before. [But] nobody recognized me. A couple of people looked round, but they were like 'What would she be doing walking through Trafalgar Square in pajamas?'" So how would Adele like to be remembered in 10 years time? She says, “I just want to make music. I mean, I still hope I have a little bit of clout in 10 years. But all I've ever wanted to do was sing."
TAYLOR SWIFT PUTS A SMILE ON A FAN’S FACE
Taylor Swift is supporting a fan once again, as the singer lifted the spirits of a 13-year-old girl named Summer. According to CBS Sacramento, Summer and her mother were hit by a drunk driver on their way to Taylor’s concert this past September, forcing the two to be pulled from a smashed SUV instead of attending the show. Officer Mike Lowry, who arrived on the scene was changed by the event, and really wanted to make sure Summer saw her favorite singer. The officer was finally able to get in touch with Taylor’s camp through a local radio station, and they promised Summer would see Taylor if the singer stops in Sacramento on her next tour. Until then, Summer received some Taylor Swift memorabilia.
- RELATED NEWS: Taylor Swift’s hit “Mean” will be featured as a duet on FOX’s Glee tonight (5/15) at 8 PM Eastern.
RASCAL FLATTS WILL NOT TOLERATE TEXTING AT DINNER
Rascal Flatts are venting on one of their biggest pet peeves – texting at dinner! Band member Jay DeMarcus says he can’t stand eating a meal around people who won’t put down their cell phones. Luckily for Rascal Flatts, they have something to take their minds off of their text messaging pet peeve. The band is gearing up to release their new single, “Come Wake Me Up,” off of their album, Changed.
CMT MUSIC AWARDS BRINGS COUNTRY FANS A STAR STUDDED LINEUP
The first round of performers have been announced for the 2012 CMT Music Awards. The lineup is full of country music’s favorites as Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band. The 11th Annual CMT Music Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 6th at 8 PM Eastern on CMT and CMT.com. Tickets for the show will go on sale May 21st at 11AM Eastern.
- RELATED LINK: Fans can purchase tickets for the 2012 CMT Music Awards starting May 21st at 11 AM Eastern here: http://bit.ly/IUkCyu.
WILL.I.AM DROPS NEW SINGLE!
Will.i.am has released a new single titled “This Is Love.” The record was produced by Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and features Eva Simons. The Black Eyed Peas frontman, who is currently serving as a judge on the U-K version of The Voice, finished the song a couple days ago and premiered it on Capital FM in London. Will is still working on his solo album, #willpower. His first single off the effort was “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever),” which features Jennifer Lopez and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
FLO RIDA TALKS DR. DRE
Dr. Dre has been working on his Detox album for over 10 years and we still don’t know when it will arrive in stores. Dre has dropped two singles off the effort, “Kush” and “I Need a Doctor” featuring Skylar Grey and Eminem. We caught up with Flo Rida, who is just like the rest of us and can’t wait to hear the album. While we wait for Dre, Flo Rida will release his new album, Wild Ones, on July 3rd.
- TIDBIT: Dr. Dre was born Andre Romelle Young on February 18th, 1965.
SANTANA’S SPIRITUAL SONGS
Today (5/15), Carlos Santana releases his latest album, Shape Shifter. The record features 13 instrumental songs that he’s written since the late ‘90s and held on to for a project just like this one. Here’s what the legendary guitarist told us when we asked him if he tries to make his music spiritual.
“When you paint with watercolors and you dip the brush into the color, it won’t work unless you dip it in water first. So I love to play music that is like you dip yourself into this water to be as holy, sacred and divine. All of us have those essence in us.”
Pick up Shape Shifter today and be sure to catch Carlos live this summer. You can see all of his tour dates at Santana.com.
- TIDBIT: Shape Shifter is Carlos’ 36th album.
SEE BRUCE CHECK SOUND
Ever wonder what a Bruce Springsteen soundcheck looks like? Well now you can find out. The Boss has released some footage of himself and the E Street Band warming up before their first European date this year in Seville, Spain this weekend. Check it out at BruceSpringsteen.net.
TIDBIT: The stadium where the concert took place is called the Estadio Olimpico de Sevilla, however, no Olympics where ever held there. Seville bid for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Games but didn’t win them.