GAGA AND RIHANNA TO TEAM UP?
Could we soon be seeing a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Rihanna? Well if it was up to the “Umbrella” singer we sure might. According to www.PerezHilton.com, Rihanna said that a duet between the two would be “really cool” and that she’s sure that the song would have “a hot video.” Ri-Ri also mentioned Taylor Swift as someone she could see herself working with.
GAGA GETS TESTED
Lady Gaga recently took an AIDS test and the pop star is urging all her fans to do the same. In an interview with www.MarieClaire.com, the “Bad Romance” singer said that because she’s on the road so much, she doesn’t often get to see the doctor as much as she’d like to, but since she had a couple of days off in New York City, she went to see her gynecologist and got tested.
JOHN MAYER MAKES A FAN’S DREAMS COME TRUE!
John Mayer’s been taking a lot of heat lately, but he’s not entirely a bad guy! The “Daughters” singer made an 11-year-old fan’s day when he pulled him up on stage to play the song “Belief,” gave the kid a guitar, and then told the crowd “that’s my man.” The child’s mother wrote a note to John’s management team, thanking the singer-songwriter and saying he made her son’s “dreams come true.” See the video on YouTube now.
VIDEO OF A YOUNG KE$HA SINGING RADIOHEAD
A video of a 13-year-old Ke$ha has popped up online. The clip features the “Tik Tok” singer as a middle schooler singing Radiohead’s “Karma Police” in a school talent show. The young musician is rocking her natural brunette hair color, a far cry from her current blonde locks.
MUSE TAKE TWO AT NME AWARDS
Muse took home two awards at this week’s NME Music Awards. The group won Best British Band and Best Web Site at Wednesday’s awards show. Paramore also took home a statue for Best International Band during the night. Rage Against The Machine, Blur and Radiohead were also big winners. Head to www.NME.com for more.
LEONA LEWIS SHOWS OFF HER TATTOO
Leona Lewis was sporting a new tattoo while at a charity fundraiser in London on Tuesday. It’s a poem that runs vertically from her neck down to the base of her spine, and www.PerezHilton.com reports that it has to do with the pop star’s love of horses. See pics of the tat on the gossip Web site now.
CLAY AIKEN AT GAY-RIGHTS RALLY
Clay Aiken came out as gay just over a year ago, and now the former American Idol runner-up is speaking at a gay-rights rally in his hometown. According to the Associated Press, Aiken will be making a speech over the weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, trying to urge Americans to support equal rights for all. Aiken also told the AP that it’s even more important to him now because he’s a parent and wants his son to grow up in a world where everyone is treated fairly.
THE PEAS AND COMPANY ROCK THE GARDEN
The Black Eyed Peas hit the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City Wednesday night. Just before the group performed, David Guetta stirred things up as a surprise guest. The DJ announced to the crowd that he arrived from Paris to make it to the concert. He cued up his Kelly Rowland-assisted song "When Love Takes Over" and walked off, still on his turntables, as a crew collected his equipment and pulled Guetta offstage while the music was still playing. Ludacris and LMFAO helped kick things off prior to that. The rowdy "I'm in Miami, Trick" party rockers did a brief set, including their hot track "Shots." Ludacris pulled out a number of hits throughout his set, from "Move" to "Stand Up." The Peas opened the show with “Let’s Get It Started” and steam-rolled through hits like “I Gotta Feeling,” “Boom Boom Pow” and their latest, “Imma Be.”
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LILY ALLEN TO LEAVE MUSIC FOR FIVE YEARS
Lily Allen has been saying for a while that she intends to take a break from music after next month, and now the “Smile” singer explains that she could be gone for up to five years! Allen spoke at the NME Awards in England on Wednesday, saying that she will “maybe” make another album in five years, and wants to use this time to possibly have children. Learn more at www.NME.com.
MACY GRAY RETURNS WITH SELLOUT
Macy Gray is reportedly putting the finishing touches on her upcoming album, tentatively titled The Sellout. Fans can expect the GRAMMY Award-winner’s first disc in over three years to include collaborations with T.I., Bobby Brown, Slash, Duff McKagan and many others. In a statement, Gray revealed that the project “tells the story of how I found my salvation in just being myself instead of who other people thought I should be.” The LP will officially hit stores on May 8th.
ELTON TO APPEAR ON THE VIEW
Elton John will make his fifth appearance on The View on March 11th. The Rocket Man will take part in the “Hot Topics” discussion on the ABC show. Check your local listings for airtimes.
AEROSMITH ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR
Well after a rocky patch, it seems all is well with Aerosmith. The band has announced their Cocked, Loaded and Ready to Rock Tour, which will take place overseas this summer. It kicks off on June 10th at the Sweden Rock Festival and runs through July 3rd when it wraps at Italy’s Venice Festival. No word yet if the guys will be playing in America this year but you can see a video of the band announcing the tour on YouTube. In it, singer Steven Tyler says, “I just auditioned and I got the gig,” referencing the fact that the band was considering new singers to replace him while he took time off. Search YouTube for “Cocked, Loaded and Ready to Rock Tour” to see the clip.