Monthly Archives January 2008

Leona Lewis in the US

Leona Lewis in the US

X-Factor champion Leona Lewis has already taken the UK by storm and is even one of the best selling artists of 2007 on that side of the pond. Now, she’s set to release her debut album ‘Spirit’ in the US on April 28th. And she has some extra things in store.

Sources say that the singer is currently busy in the studio recording two brand new songs for the US release. One song, ‘Forgive Me’, is by singer/producer Akon and another is ‘Misses Glass’ by cutting edge producers/writers Madd Scientist and Rock City. Additionally, Leona has also re-recorded the video for ‘Bleeding Love’.

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Lenny Kravitz wants to duet with Beatle

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz wants to duet with Sir Paul McCartney. Well who wouldn’t?

The ‘American Woman’ singer, who owns a mixing desk from London’s Abbey Road Studios, famously used by The Beatles, wants the legendary musician to fly out to his Miami home to record a song with him.

Lenny said: “All the Beatles’ albums were recorded on that mixing desk and I got it when my first album ‘Let Love Rule’ came out in 1990, as I came into a bit of money. I’d seen a documentary in England made about it by one of the sound engineers and I knew I had to have it. It’s an incredible piece of gear. At the time I blew all of my money on it but if you offered me $10 million for it today I wouldn’t take it.

“When you see pictures of John Lennon sitting at the desk it’s just priceless...

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Celine Dion at NRJ Music Awards

Celine Dion at NRJ Music Awards

Celine Dion snuggles up to manager husband Rene Angelil at the 2008 NRJ Music Awards held at the Palais des Festivals on Saturday in Cannes, France. Earlier in the day, the Canadian singer was seen arriving at an airport in Nice on her way to the awards show.

Celine is about to have her first concert in China on April 13 and it will be party of Beijing’s official celebration of the Olympic Games. The singer also submitted an entry for the Beijing Olympics theme song competition and I think she’s a shoe-in. She did sing the theme song for the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

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Pharell Crashes Wedding

Pharell Crashes Wedding

Drop it like it’s hot! Drop the knish like it’s hot! Rapper and producer extraordinaire Pharell was just driving his car around Miami when he happened to pass a big Jewish Orthodox wedding going on. I guess he smelled a party because he decided to get in on it.

The wedding between Rachel and Tuvia Lind took place last month at a private residence in Miami Beach. Pharell spotted men dancing in the front yard and stopped to watch but was later invited to participate. Who knew that hip hop was big with the Jewish people? It’s a fact now – hip hop is universal!

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Charges on Lil Wayne

Charges on Lil Wayne

It is being reported that rapper Lil’ Wayne is facing some big time charges after his most recent arrest. He’s now facing possession of cocaine, possession of ecstasy and possession of drug paraphernalia. The rapper, real name Dwayne Carter, was arrested with two others who have been charged with possession of marijuana. Cops found 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of ecstasy pills when the rapper’s tour bus got stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint. Police also found over $20,000 in cash and a 40-caliber pistol but Wayne says that he has a permit to carry it in Florida. They’re checking if it carries over to Arizona. If not, that’s another charge on him.

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Lenny Kravitz on Abstinence

Lenny Kravitz on Abstinence

There was this 16-year old cheerleader who auditioned for the newest season of American Idol and she also happens to preach on abstinence. I’m not sure which came first but it appears that Lenny Kravitz has taken it to heart. The rocker told Spin magazine about giving up sex saying “[It's] just a promise I made until I get married. Where I’m at in life, the women have got to come with something else, not just the body, but the mind and spirit. It usually trips them out, but that’s the way it’s going to be. I’m looking at the big picture.”

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Mary J. on Amy Winehouse

Mary J. on Amy Winehouse

Mary J. Blige is on the new issue of Interview magazine and in her, pardon the pun, interview, she talks about none other than fellow singer Amy Winehouse. She says that “Someone like Amy Winehouse is so important to the music business right now. It’s very painful (to see her battle drugs). I hope she makes it. I think it (the music industry) kind of got lost and we ended up in a drought for a while, but I see it making a turn, so instead of music being just synthetic, we’ll see it going back to actual instruments. That’s what I’m hoping for anyway.” We’re all hoping for it.

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Madonna for Sunsilk

Madonna for Sunsilk

Madonna was spotted wearing a pair of Ed Hardy sweatpants on Monday as she exited the Claridges Hotel in London. It must be hard earning all that money going in her pockets that she has to keep in shape.

The Queen of Pop has recently teamed up with hair care brand Sunsilk in hopes to inspire women around the world to take the leap up off of their couches and live life to the fullest with the debut of a massive ‘Life Can’t Wait’ campaign. The campaign will debut during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLII on February 3 and will feature such iconic stars like Madonna, Shakira and Marilyn Monroe.

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Bobby Brown’s Cocaine Charges

Bobby Brown’s Cocaine Charges

Bobby Brown could wind up slapped with possession charges next month. While the piece of news isn’t exactly shocking for the R&B singer, I’m just wondering how this flew under the radar. Whitney’s ex-husband is due in a Boston area court on February 19th for a closed-door clerk’s hearing on whether he should get charged or not. The hearing stems from an incident in Brockton, Mass., on December 1st.

Authorities were called to a hotel for a report of a disturbance. When they arrived, troopers found Brown outside of a vehicle. Sources say that troopers found some drugs and Brown asked if he could “use discretion” and not charge him. That was when state police filed paperwork for the clerk’s hearing.

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Stylin’ Brothers – Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers — Kevin, 20, Joe, 18, and Nick, 15 — work it out at the Disney premiere of Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert held at the El Capitan Theatre on Thursday in Hollywood.
The Jo Bros toured with Miley Cyrus on the blockbuster Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus arena tour. And tickets are very hard to come by!
According to TV Guide, “Tickets went on sale Dec. 1, but the buzz is heating up as opening night draws closer. Miley’s flick, which highlights her performances from her recent 54-date tour, accounted for 30 percent of Thursday’s sales at Fandango.com. The site’s CEO said that the teen phenom’s film has been ‘the best-selling concert movie in Fandango’s history.’”

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