Day in Pop Report for 04/25/2011
(Billboard) Britney Spears has called an impressive pop music summit by inviting Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj onto a remix of her latest "Femme Fatale" single, "Till the World Ends." The track leaked online late Friday (Apr. 22). Listen here
(BBC) Lindsay Lohan is sentenced to 120 days in jail for violating probation on a 2007 drink-driving conviction more
(Jam!) A Lady Gaga concert in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday was marred by drama as an audience member suffered a cardiac arrest during the show. more
(Billboard) After originally pegging "Tha Carter IV" with a May 16 release, Lil Wayne will release his next album on June 21, according to Young Money president Mack Maine more
(NME) Mel Gibson has said he doesn't care if he never acts again - although he is planning to work with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace again. more
(AP) Miley Cyrus has royal wedding fever and says she'd love to be a flower girl because she knows their dresses will be amazing. more
(Antiquiet) Listen To Beastie Boys' Entire New Album: 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two' The Beastie Boys played their entire new album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two at MSG for fans this morning. Watch/listen here
(Billboard) LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian tied the knot at an intimate wedding ceremony on Friday more
(BBC) The first episode in the new series of Doctor Who was watched by an average audience of 6.5 million viewers, according to overnight viewing figures more
(BBC) Tracy Chapman's Fast Car is back in the singles chart after featuring on Britain's Got Talent, while as Adele reclaims the UK number one album. more
(Billboard) While performing in New York City on Thursday (April 21), Kid Cudi announced the name of his new record label, "Wicked Awesome Records." more
Robert Kazinsky will no longer appear in The Hobbit after quitting the role of dwarf Fili in the JRR Tolkien adaptation more
Jason Pfeiffer -- who once worked as Klein's office manager -- tells TMZ he's sticking to his story -- that he had a sexual relationship with the King of Pop -- despite Dr. Klein's recent Facebook post, calling MJ's gay affair a lie.
Jason insists, "The story is true. We had a relationship with sexual aspects, but I'm not going to make it into some grand love affair."
As we previously reported -- Klein himself had told TMZ that Michael Jackson had a gay relationship with Jason ... even calling Jason "the love of [Michael's] life." But the good doc has since changed his story, writing on Facebook recently, "Allegations about ... Jason being Michael Jackson's lover are ridiculous. That story was made up ... " but...
Lindsay was sentenced to 120 days in jail yesterday by Judge Stephanie Sautner she was bailed out of Lynwood Correctional Facility after spending five hours inside.
Sources close to Lindsay tell us she was under the impression she'd be going home after the hearing ... and was "blindsided" when she got sentenced. We're told Lindsay described the situation as "ridiculous" and "f**ked up." more on this story
The appearance drew a crowd of over 500+ screaming fans who waited over 10+ hours to meet the star.
According to the official Glee music site, Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers features the following tracks: 1. Teenage Dream 2. Hey Soul Sister 3. Bills, Bills, Bills 4. Silly Love Songs 5. When I Get You Alone 6. Animal 7. Misery 8. Blackbird 9. Candles 10. Raise Your Glass 11. Somewhere Only We Know 12. What Kind Of Fool 13. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
The digital version of the album will be offered on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers on June 3.
"A Woman Falling Out Of Love," features eleven tracks including the debut single "How Long I've Waited" plus one bonus track. It's Franklin's 38th studio album. more on this story
Flav tells TMZ he had his attorney pull the license yesterday. He tells us, "I had a licensing agreement with Nick Cimino and that's all we had. It was his business to run from there and the business was not run right."
As we previously reported, employees were claiming their payroll checks were bouncing, which Cimino blamed on "a credit card glitch."
Flav also said the food was a problem too, telling us, "Let me be straight up with you, I went up inside there on April 2 and I found potato salad that expired on February 28. And it's then when I realized I can't do business with this man and I really hope no one ate those potatoes." Us too. more on this story
Mars is now getting ready to kick off his "Hooligans In Wondaland Tour" with Janelle Monαe.
The North American co-headlining tour begins Wednesday, May 4th with a long-sold-out show at New York City's Roseland Ballroom and then continues through mid-June more on this story
The former Idol contestant, one of the youngest ever, will take the stage at Lipscomb University's Allen arena in Nashville, TN, on Monday, April 25th, to raise awareness and funds to end Africa's longest running war. Mumford & Sons was announced earlier this week as the featured performer in Austin, TX.
The event will be in 18 venues across the country and requires participants to raise at least $25 for The Protection Plan, Invisible Children's work to protect people from Lord's Resitance Army violence in central Africa. A live video feed of select performances will allow participants who are not able to attend events in person to connect with the thousands of others who will be simultaneously breaking the silence across the country. more on this story
Smith filed a request for a restraining order against Jennifer Del Rio this week -- stemming from an incident in which she allegedly punched Josh in the face.
In the docs, Smith claims his baby mama is a "compulsive liar" who concocted a diabolical scheme to get pregnant -- allegedly telling him she was knocked up (even though she wasn't) so he wouldn't wear a condom.
Smith explains ... "She was giving me sonogram pictures ... that she claimed was 'our baby' when in actually [sic] it was her friend's sonogram pictures she was copying. She lied to me and my parents for 3 months saying she was pregnant. She wanted so desperately to be on 'Sixteen and Pregnant'." more on this story
w h o k i l l. Choreographer Sonia Reiter explains the unique and captivating movement in the colorful music video, which was directed by Mimi Cave.
tUnE-yArDs is the singular musical project of New England native Merrill Garbus. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren. Recording herself using a digital voice recorder and assembled using shareware mixing software. Check out the clip here
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