NEW ALBUM FROM SARAH McLACHLAN
Sarah McLachlan has just announced via press release that she will be releasing a brand new studio album, her first in seven years. It will be called The Laws of Illusion, and is set to hit stores on June 15th. And not only that, but if you head to Sarah’s official Web site now and pre-order the effort, you will have exclusive access to purchase tickets for Lilith Fair when they go on sale. Learn more and order now at www.SarahMcLachlan.com.
LADY GAGA GETS ANOTHER TOP TEN SINGLE
Lady Gaga’s latest single “Telephone,” which features Beyonce, is at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This gives the pop star her sixth career top ten single. If you haven’t seen the almost ten-minute long video for the tune, check it out now at www.LadyGaga.com.
RIHANNA TO THROW KATY PERRY’S BACHELORETTE PARTY?
Katy Perry is going to have a bachelorette party before she ties the knot with fiancé Russell Brand, but is it being planned by Rihanna? According to MTV Europe, and source said that the “I Kissed a Girl” singer wants to have as “wild” a party as Russell, and that “Rihanna has offered to plan a girls' getaway and also help out with anything else Katy needs for the wedding.”
ORIANTHI’S TOP ROCK MOVIES
Orianthi is featured as the lead guitarist in the film Michael Jackson: This Is It, so perhaps it is fitting that she just selected her five favorite rock movies of all time. Her top films include Almost Famous and This Is Spinal Tap. See which other movies made the cut at www.Orianthi.com.
MILEY FEELS “CLAUSTROPHOBIC” ON HANNAH SET
Miley Cyrus is happy that her hit TV show Hannah Montana is coming to a close because she feels “claustrophobic.” According to www.ContactMusic.com, the Disney star said, “When they're putting me in sparkles and in pink this final season, I have to grit my teeth. I can't breathe looking like that anymore. A friend came by the set one day and said, ‘You don't look very happy.’ I said, ‘I'm feeling claustrophobic in all these frills.’” Watch the final season of Hannah Montana on the Disney channel.
AMY WINEHOUSE’S NEW WORKOUT ROUTINE
Amy Winehouse has a new workout routine. According to www.ContactMusic.com, the embattled singer has taken up the Brazilian martial-art of Capoeira. A source says that Amy “loves it because it's good for strength, toning and great for working up a sweat. It is also helping her focus.” Amy is supposedly focusing on recording the follow-up album to the enormously successful Back To Black, which came out in 2006. Still no word on when it will be released.
BEYONCE'S MILLION DOLLAR SALES FOR HEAT
Everything Beyonce touches turns to gold. We’ve just learned her signature fragrance, Heat, has reportedly sold over three-million dollars worth of merchandise since its debut in February! According to www.WomensWearDaily.com, Bey’s perfume has quickly become America's top-selling beauty counter product. During its initial release in Macy’s, over 70-thousand bottles were sold.
MAN ASKED TO LEAVE TRAIN FOR WRITING SONG TITLES
NME reports that a man was asked to leave a train in England recently after the staff became concerned when they saw him writing song titles by bands including The Killers on a piece of paper. The man wrote down “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers as well as “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand. The staff thought this was suspicious and asked him to leave the train. The man, 25-year-old Tom Shaw, says he was writing down songs for his band to cover.
SHAKIRA ON DISNEY CHANNEL SHOW
Disney’s hit show Wizards of Waverly Place is going to feature some special guest appearances when it premieres on April 16th. It was just announced via press release that Shakira will be guest starring on the program, alongside comedian Jeff Garlin. The new season begins Friday, April 16th at 7:30 PM on the Disney Channel.
ALICIA BRINGS OUT JAY-Z AND BEYONCE AT MSG
Alicia Keys surprised thousands of fans on Wednesday night when she brought out surprise guests during her Madison Square Garden show. The singer performed “Put It In A Love Song” with Beyonce for the very first time and also rocked with Jay-Z for their smash hit, “Empire State Of Mind.” In addition, Alicia shared the stage with her boyfriend, Swizz Beatz, who performed the intro to “On to the Next One.”
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KEANE SINGER SAVED BY GOLF?
Keane singer Tom Chaplin has battled drug and alcohol addiction in the past, but he recently revealed that golf has helped him stay sober. According to NME, Alice Cooper introduced the British singer to the game of golf and now he is “obsessed” with it. Keane release an eight-track EP titled Night Train on May 10th.