Day in Pop Report for 11/11/2011
Check out The Troubletones' debut performance, a mash up of Adele's 'Rumour Has It' and 'Someone Like You' from her album 21 (the biggest selling album in the world this year) on Vevo.com.
The performance also marks Glee's 300th musical performance. "Rumour Has It/Someone Like You" will be available on iTunes 11/15. Watch it here
TMZ has obtained photos of Sasha reading children's books at Emerson Elementary School in Compton on November 2nd ... participating in the Read Across America program.
Sasha tweeted about the experience -- calling the students the "sweetest" ever. Howeveer, not everyone saw it that way ... some angry parents complained to the PTA -- which then contacted the school's principal ... but there's one problem.
A rep for the school district is flatly denying Sasha was ever inside one of its classrooms -- telling TMZ, "We have several celebrities who read to our students each year. The actress you have indicated [Sasha] was not present."
Clearly, the photos we obtained show otherwise. See the photos here.
Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, tweeted his - and her - reaction to the news."The plan was for new music to come out in the new year... and yet someone leaked a demo version of a song yesterday," he wrote. "I'm very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song!!!!!!!!
"We are asking that the fans please help us police any more leaks.. we have a lot in store for you.. but please respect the process..," added Oseary. more on this story
The Los Angeles Times reports that items from the home that Jackson was renting will be up for bid in December at a Julien's Auction event.
Julien's Auctions will reportedly re-create several rooms from Jackson's rental home, "so people can view the rooms as they were," said Darren Julien, the company's president. more on this story
Ellen congratulates Katy on her one-year wedding anniversary to her husband, Russell Brand and finds out if they want to start a family anytime soon.
Plus, Katy announces she will hosting a free concert at Staples Center on Wednesday, November 23rd for all her fans to wrap up her "California Dreams" Tour. And, Ellen gives everyone in her studio audience two tickets to attend. Read some of the q and a from the show.
For the past few months Jessie has been on the road to recovery, working hard on rehabilitation with a team of devoted doctors in the UK. This progress has led to Jessie now being able to travel to the USA for two one-off appearances - X Factor this week and VH1 Divas in mid-December.
"During this whole recovery process, my U.S. fans have been on my mind," she says. "All I can think about is coming back to America and giving those loyal fans who have supported me so much something really wonderful. I promise you it's just around the corner and it starts with The X Factor. I've been gone for too long. I'm feeling a bit better, but I'm not there yet. As soon as I'm fully healed, I'll be back for a proper run. Until then, thank you for the support. I'm here because of you and I'll heal because of you." Check out the performance here.
La Toya tells TMZ ... MSNBC Prez Phil Griffin responded to La Toya's plea directly, but she says, "due to their first amendment rights, I am unable to prevent its airing."
La Toya wants viewers to put anything Murray says in perspective, saying, "What I would encourage the public to take away from the situation is that Michael is an irreplaceable artist and human, whose talent and love for the world will forever go unmatched." more on this story
Set in Scottsdale Arizona, the home of baseball's spring training, the show features the wives and girlfriends of talented baseball players from various teams.
These divas of the diamond make their pitch to be the next homerun smash as they prepare for their rookie season this November on VH1. The cast of VH1's "Baseball Wives" includes Anna Benson (wife of Arizona pitcher Kris Benson), Tanya Grace (ex-wife of retired Chicago's Mark Grace), Chantel Kendall (ex-wife of Kansas City's Jason Kendall) and Brooke Villone (wife of big-league veteran Ron Villone). more on this story
After her October 30 show in Oslo, Norway, Rihanna hangs out with production team Stargate, while talking about the work they've done. "We've pretty much been on this journey together," says Rihanna. "Since the beginning of my journey. We've worked on every album together, so far; and, every time, they keep getting better, which helps to make me better."
There's also some cool footage of Rihanna doing a Bob Marley classic at the afterparty. Check out the video here.
An all-new group of single women will learn to shed their bad dating habits to find Mr. Right in 2012. Additionally, VH1 will air the one-hour docu-special "Tough Love: The Wards Get Real" on Sunday, November 13 at 8 PM ET/PT.
In the hour-long special, Steve and JoAnn Ward will open up their business Master Matchmakers to VH1 cameras for an inside look into the daily lives of a family of matchmakers. With over 25 years of experience in matchmaking and coaching, JoAnn's business, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA now faces fierce competition from the world of online dating. Steve along with his sister Monica (Director of Client Services), plays an integral part in differentiating their business from the rest and keeping the company afloat. In the special, both men and women will learn what works in terms of dating and what they're doing wrong when they see Steve, JoAnn and Monica dissect their dates and tell them the truth about why they're still single. Although their brutal honesty has made them famous, the real sparks fly when the family's liberal doses of tough love are administered to each other. "Tough Love: The Wards Get Real" premieres Sunday, November 13 at 8 PM ET/PT on VH1. more on this story
18-year-old Whitney -- who was featured on the MTV show in 2009 -- tells us, she was living with her boyfriend and their son in an apartment in Georgia up until a couple of weeks ago -- but she decided to call it quits.
According to Whitney, she ended things because her man -- Weston Gosa -- "was gone all the time. He wouldn't come home until 3AM in the morning ... I was home with the baby and he was nowhere to be found."
But Whitney doesn't believe Weston was cheating -- telling us, "You know when someone is cheating on you. He was just out with his friends all the time getting messed up ... I don't want that around my kid."
Whitney claims the couple was fighting constantly and she just couldn't take it anymore, so she moved back in with her parents -- and took their son with her.
Attempts to reach Weston were unsuccessful. more on this story
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