Day in Pop Report for 12/04/2012
(TMZ) TMZ has obtained new video that shows Nick Lachey getting aggressive with a Chargers fan who was wearing an Igor Olshansky #99 jersey (Igor played for SD from 2004 to 2008) during a San Diego Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday
We spoke to the guy in the jersey ... who tells us Lachey and his buddies -- all die-hard Bengals fans -- had been talking trash to him about the jersey for most of the 2nd half of the game.
The Chargers fan says Lachey made one particularly offensive comment about Olshansky that crossed the line ... and that's when the fan's wife shot back to Nick, "Well, he lasted longer than your boy band."
We're told Lachey flipped out and called the wife a profanity ... along with "a host of other profanities."
Tensions exploded ... and the Chargers fan says Nick lunged towards him ... grabbed him by the throat and shoved him to the ground. The fight can be seen in the footage obtained by TMZ.
As we previously reported, stadium security quickly responded and ejected Nick and his buddies. The Chargers fans were NOT asked to leave.
After the incident, Nick went to Twitter and BRAGGED about the situation -- saying, "Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and couldn't be prouder! Go Cincy Bengals."
He later acknowledged the altercation ... tweeting, "i simply don't appreciate someone turning around and putting their finger in my face. call me crazy, but that deserved a reaction."
We're told the Chargers fan plans to file a police report against Lachey.
Nick's rep tells TMZ, "This is a gross misrepresentation of what happened. It was nothing but a spirited debate between fans of opposing teams. At no point did Nick say anything derogatory to the man's wife and anything to suggest the contrary is simply untrue." Watch video here.
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(popmusiclife) Lady Gaga bought 55 items and spent almost a million dollars on Michael Jackson memorabilia on Sunday.
Auctioned at Julien's in Los Angeles, Jackson's gear sold for more than $5 million, with some proceeds to benefit Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.
The Mirror reports Gaga's purchases included Jackson's studded leather "Bad" jacket and his spangly white glove. more on this story
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(TMZ) Lindsay Lohan's friends are trying to make her go to rehab, but she's saying NO! NO! NO! ... telling them she doesn't believe she needs it ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, Lindsay has become so stressed out by her impending probation violation, she's reportedly been hitting the bottle hard ... drinking as much as two liters of vodka per day.
According to our sources, close friends of Lindsay have been urging her to go to rehab BEFORE she goes to court ... hoping the move might win her favor with the judge.
But we're told Lindsay is having none of it ... telling friends she does not think she has a problem with alcohol. Our sources say Lindsay points to the fact that she recently completed three movies as proof she does not need rehab.
We're told Lindsay is worried about the upcoming hearing, but maintains she will not check into rehab as a way to try and avoid jail time. more on this story
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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be hitting the road in March for a North American tour.
The tour kicks off on March 14 in Dallas and currently runs through April 3 in Denver and will feature support from Sharon Van Etten.
The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming album, Push the Sky Away, which will be released on February 19, 2013 on CD, vinyl, digital download and as a deluxe edition. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Bruno Mars has just released "When I Was Your Man" as the third track from "Unorthodox Jukebox," following the first single, "Locked Out Of Heaven," and "Young Girls."
Fans will be able to stream the album in its entirety starting today. Due December 11, the project was produced by Mars along with his songwriting/production team the Smeezingtons. Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson and Diplo also worked on the album.
"This is me locking myself in the studio and being free recording whatever it is I want to record," Mars told VH1 about the record. "Just being inspired by all different styles of music, and isn't that what music should be?" Listen to the new song here.
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Astralwerks have set a January 1st US release for the Pet Shop Boys' new single "Memory of the future".
The track is the third single to be taken from their album Elysium which was released in September this year and produced by Grammy-winning producer Andrew Dawson. You can watch a lyric video for the track here.
The single will be available as two digital bundles. The first will include a brand new mix of "Memory of the future" by ace dance-pop producer Stuart Price (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, The Killers), and three brand new Pet Shop Boys bonus tracks. The second - "remixed" - will feature a multi-flavored array of new mixes from Stuart Price, German ambient-techno maven Ulrich Schnauss, upcoming Brazilian 'Technobrega' DJ Waldo Squash and the prolific London duo Digital Dog. more on this story
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Andrea Bocelli reunited with producer David Foster to record his new studio album, "Passione," which will be released on January 29th.
"Passione" is a collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf.
Foster produced Bocelli's 2006 release "Amore," which sold more than 4.2 million copies. "Andrea continues to be my favorite singer of all time," Foster declares. "I pride myself on working with great voices, but he transcends that. He's a singer for all people, from the common man to the Pope." more on this story
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Gavin DeGraw has released the music video for this song "Soldier," the third single off of his fourth studio album "Sweeter."
Written by DeGraw and produced by Butch Walker, "Soldier" is a song that jumped out at director Carl Diebold the first time he heard it. "I always look for songs and projects that allow me to tell a story and to inspire people to move and do something," Diebold says. "When I first heard "Soldier," I could see the potential for weaving several stories into an epic video. Fortunately the song was released as a single, and Gavin shared my vision."
DeGraw echoes those sentiments. "It was time for me in my career to release a song that had a sentiment like this one
It's something that people from different backgrounds, with a lot of different stories can relate to. It's about love and sacrifice - stepping up to the plate when no one else does. I think people really understand that - and those stories and emotions are what make this song and video so powerful." Watch the video here.
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(TMZ) A week after nuclear war at Halle Berry's house which left Gabriel Aubry's face a bloody mess, they have figured out a path to peace ... and the clearest evidence is that Gabriel's lawyer just went to court and dropped his restraining order against Olivier Martinez.
On Friday, Shawn Holley, Gabriel's lawyer, told the judge her client no longer needed to keep Olivier away from him.
As TMZ first reported ... the parties struck an agreement Thursday to end their mega-dispute, which revolves around 4-year-old Nahla.
The remaining issue ... Olivier made a citizen's arrest after the fight and the case is going to the L.A. City Attorney for review. We're told it's "highly unlikely" Gabriel will be prosecuted. more on this story
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alt-J are following up their current North American tour and recent Mercury Prize win with plans to launch another North American tour this spring.
The tour will kick off on March 2nd in Boston, Ma and will conclude on April 10th in San Francisco, CA.
The band will touring in support of their debut album, An Awesome Wave, and will be hitting major cities across the US including Washington DC, Nashville, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and more. more on this story
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Alabama Shakes will be hitting the road in March for a North American headline tour that will feature support from Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing.
The short tour will kick off on March 1, 2013 in Boise, ID and will wrap up on March 16th in Jackson, MS.
Alabama Shakes will be touring in support of their debut album, Boys & Girls and will begin 2013 with a tour of Australia and New Zealand followed by dates in Japan and South America. more on this story
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Jimmy Nash will be hitting the road this weekend to kick off a California tour with Stevie Tombstone.
The 2 week tour kicks off December 8th in San Francisco and will conclude on December 20th in San Diego.
Portions of the money raised on this tour will go directly to Nash's charity Champion Kids Camp and towards buying presents for children in need this holiday season. The children who are apart of this organization have all survived some sort of traumatic event in their lives. more on this story
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Chrishan The Prince's new mixtape "Money & Liquor" is now available for download.
Chrishan is best known for tracks he's penned for Kid Ink, Letoya Luckett, OMG Girlz, Little Mix (UK), & K MAC (Chris Brown), just to name a few and has been steadily building his online buzz. With over 12 million in viral impressions and 70k twitter followers worldwide, Chrishan is quickly growing to be one of the largest underground R&B artists on the scene.
"Money & Liquor" is hosted by DJ Tech. The project features cuts from hit producer KE (Future, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross), Megaman (Lil Wayne), Young Jerz (Meek Mill) and Upcoming Producer 247. Check it out here.
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(popmusiclife) Two more tracks from Kesha's acoustic EP, "Deconstructed," have surfaced online.
"Blow" and "The Harold Song" off Kesha's previous release "Animal + Cannibal," have appeared online in advance of the project's release Tuesday (December 4).
"Deconstructed" will include acoustic versions of 2 tracks from Kesha's upcoming sophomore album, "Warrior" - "Die Young" and "Supernatural". Check out the new songs here.
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(TMZ) Hayden Panettiere was involved in a BMW vs. Geo Prism car crash in Tennessee earlier this month ... TMZ has learned ... and a witness told cops it all could have been prevented if Hayden hadn't run a red light.
The crash occurred on November 14th in Nashville -- where Hayden films her show "Nashville" -- and according to the crash report, the accident occurred for two reasons ... 1) Hayden ran a red light ... and 2) the other driver turned into Hayden's lane.
According to the report, Hayden was driving in the right lane through an intersection when the other driver made a left turn into her lane -- instead of into the left lane.
A witness reported Hayden had a red light at the time of the accident.
According to the report, both vehicles were towed from the scene -- but thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. Calls to Hayden's people were not returned. more on this story
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(TMZ) A former pilot who claims to have had a secret gay relationship with John Travolta is suing the actor ... claiming he NEVER signed a confidentiality agreement that would stop him from talking to the media ... but Travolta's camp says he did.
The man behind the lawsuit is Doug Gotterba -- who claims he served as Travolta's pilot from 1981 to 1987. Gotterba made headlines recently when he reportedly spoke to the National Enquirer about his "steamy affair" with the actor.
Gotterba does not go into detail about his personal relationship with Travolta in the lawsuit ... but says after the media tidal wave that ensued, he received a threatening letter from Travolta's attorney Marty Singer.
In the suit, Gotterba claims Singer threatened to sue him for violating a confidentiality agreement he signed when he stopped working for Travolta.
Gotterba claims he DID sign a termination agreement ... but it didn't include anything about confidentiality. Therefore, Gotterba says he did nothing wrong ... and should be allowed to talk about Travolta without fear of a lawsuit.
But Singer tells TMZ Gotterba's lawsuit is "ridiculous" ... because he DID sign a contract that contains a confidentiality agreement ... and he even included the document in his lawsuit.
Singer adds, "Mr. Gotterba obviously filed this lawsuit to get his 15 minutes of fame. We plan to get this meritless case promptly dismissed." more on this story
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(TMZ) A crazed fan has been stalking Kat Von D ... showing up at her L.A. home and sending her creepy messages on the Internet -- this according to Kat Von D, and now, a judge has hit the guy with a restraining order.
Kat just filed her request for the stay-away order in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming a man named Michael Nunn has been contacting her relentlessly on Twitter -- talking about her personal business and even posting her home phone number on the web.
Kat says she's had multiple close encounters with Nunn over the last seven months -- first in April, when he showed up at her house and called her phone ... and again in June at a public event.
Kat says the scary messages have continued on Twitter non-stop -- and she believes Nunn exhibits "delusional and paranoid tendencies, including the belief that the FBI is watching him."
The temporary restraining order required Nunn to stay 100 yards away from Kat at all times -- and stop contacting her on the Internet. A hearing has been scheduled for later this month to decide whether to make it permanent. more on this story
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(TMZ) Former NBA star Allen Iverson's about to lose his massive Atlanta mansion -- because the bank is gearing up to sell the house at auction next week, TMZ has learned.
Iverson purchased the home back in 2010 for $4.5 million -- but according to official records, he defaulted on his mortgage and the bank foreclosed. Now, the home is set to be sold at auction on December 4th ... along with all the crap inside.
Iverson's currently going through a nasty divorce with his estranged wife, and he's famously been dealing with money problems ... including a nearly-million-dollar debt to a Georgia jeweler.
A.I. still has a chance to save it if he comes up with the cash before auction time ... but the clock's ticking ... fast. more on this story
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(TMZ) Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins were an extremely happy couple ... this according to Kasandra's family, who says news of the alleged murder/suicide came as an "utter shock."
Members of Kasandra's family tell TMZ ... Jovan and Kasandra always seemed to be in love. In fact, we're told when Kasandra got pregnant, she and Jovan were "ecstatic." The family says ever since the baby was born in September, the two couldn't have seemed happier together.
The 22-year-old's family says they have NO IDEA why the relationship took a tragic turn -- when Jovan allegedly shot and killed Kasandra before taking his own life -- and news of their deaths was both devastating and unexpected.
Jovan started playing with the Chiefs in 2009 -- and Kasandra, who is originally from Texas moved to Missouri to be with him. more on this story
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(TMZ) When L.A. Lakers star Steve Nash joined the team, he said one of the benefits was that he could be closer to his kids ... which is why his legal fight to keep his children out of California is bizarre.
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Nash's ex-wife Alejandra wants to move the former couple's three children from AZ to L.A. We're told Nash has objected and is waging a legal war to prevent it from happening.
Our sources say Alejandra hired one of the biggest divorce lawyers in L.A., Lance Spiegel, to fight Nash in both AZ and California courts.
As for why Nash doesn't want his kids moving closer to him, we called his rep but haven't heard back.
Based on our research, one thing's for sure ... Nash will get socked for WAYYY more child support in CA than AZ.
We're told there is a gag order in place ... so no one can talk about the case.
Spiegel told TMZ, "I can't comment on the information you attribute to sources connected with TMZ."
He adds, "I confirm that I have been retained by Alejandra, that I cannot comment because of the reasons described and that Alejandra is not available for comment." more on this story
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(TMZ) Chris Brown will not be prosecuted for allegedly snatching a cell phone from a female clubgoer outside of a Miami nightclub back in February ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... a police report was filed against Brown for "robbery by sudden snatching" after he allegedly grabbed an iPhone from a woman outside Cameo nightclub and said, "Bitch, you ain't going to put that on no website."
But after a thorough investigation, the Miami-Dade State Attorney tells TMZ ... "The Miami Beach Police Department and my prosecutors have reviewed all of the evidence and taken the statements of numerous witnesses, many of whom were interviewed in California, and have determined we are not taking any type of criminal action regarding the incident."
"We have forwarded our findings to Los Angeles for the probation case review after conducting the same process that every criminal case in Miami-Dade County undergoes."
Officials say the rapper Tyga was interviewed as a witness in the case -- because the phone ultimately ended up in the hands of Devon Blanche -- the head of Tyga's head of security team.
According to police, Blanche told investigators, "Brown may have taken [the phone] because Brown is known to be especially concerned that if photographs of himself with two females got out, it might cause him problems with Rihanna."
Blanche's statement was made in February -- when Brown was still dating Karrueche Tran.
Tyga also spoke with police ... but according to the report, he told investigators Brown DID snatch the phone from the woman.
Tran also issued a statement to police during the investigation -- in which she said the woman who owned the cell phone had stuck the phone into Brown's car ... and struck Karrueche in the front of the head. During the incident, Tran claims the woman dropped the phone in the car ... and it was eventually tossed out the window. more on this story
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