Day in Pop Report for 12/13/2012
Lohan has been on probation for a 2011 jewelry theft case and she was arraigned for several misdemeanor charges stemming from a traffic accident in June, according to MTV.
In the accident, Lohan struck a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway while driving her Porsche. She told police that she was not driving but investigators believe that she was and she has been charged with reckless driving, giving false information to a police officer and obstructing or resisting a police officer in the performance of his duty.
Due to the new charges, her probation has been revoked and she is now facing up to 245 days in jail as a result.
Now it seems that some have been getting a good laugh out of a new viral video, where she appears to be singing along to Katy Perry's "Firework."
In fact, the performance was originally a cappella, someone added the "Firework" piano chords to the original video. Watch videos of both versions here.
Bieber will join the also newly announced Jason Aldean, Greyson Chance, Ellie Goulding and The Wanted at the West Coast portion of the event which will also feature Black Eyed Peas member Fergie, Brandy, Flo Rida, Karmin, and OneRepublic.
Psy is set to perform at the East Coast event in New York City's Times Square and will join Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees. More details here.
Spears faced stiff competition from the No. 2 star on the list Taylor Swift who brought in $57 million.
The rest of the top 5 features Rihanna at No. 3 with $53 million, Lady Gaga at No. 4 with $52 million and Katy Perry at No. 5 with $45 million. More details and see who else made the list here.
Hollyscoop asked Louis Tomlinson and Zayne Malik at Jingle Ball in New York over the weekend if they would ever write a song with Taylor, "Yeah!" Says Louie, "I mean, she's amazing at what she does, but there's no talks of anything at the moment."
"There's no plans as of yet and we've only just released our second album, so no," adds Louie. more on this story
"I'm a big fan of Rick James," The Game told Jenny Boom Boom from Hartford's 93.7. "I thought I would put him on my album cover and put a rag around his neck and put him in Jesus's clothes. Everybody thinks that's Jesus but that's Rick James. Why are you offended?"
While Game is known to be controversial and flex a sly sense of humor, he was making a greater point with this latest revelation. Find out what that was.
Ne-Yo is already working on his follow up to R.E.D. Although he gave no hints on what we can expect genre-wise, he assured us it will be quality as always.
"With this next album I am just going to go in and do whatever I feel like. Whatever comes out, comes out. The music is who I am," he said. "I am never gonna give anything to you that is crap
I am always gonna give you quality. It will just be quality of whatever genre I feel like. At the end of the day I don't do music for white people, black people, whatever. I do music for people who enjoy music." more on this story
The 18-year-old track re-entered the chart at No. 29 this week, topping it's previous showing.
The track, from the 1994 album "Merry Christmas," didn't actually make the Hot 100 chart when the album was released since it wasn't released as a commercial single that year. Read Billboard's report for details.
Adele is on the list for her James Bond "Skyfall" theme. The Black Keys for "Baddest Man Alive" from The Man With the Iron Fists and Arcade Fire for "Abraham's Daughter" from The Hunger Games soundtrack.
The Academy Awards will announce the final nominations during an event on January 10. See some of the other songs they are up against here.
Billboard carried a statement from Ross where he explains, "I canceled the rest of the tour due to the promoter was really not handling his business. He canceled a date of mine. I was going to Tuscon, Arizona and I was really a few hours outside of the market when I heard. I believe it was Tuscon, this was a week and a half ago," he said.
"And I let the dude know how we move and just to communicate a little better. So I woke up and realized that two more dates had been canceled. I felt like that was some power I needed to take away from homie, so I canceled the rest of the dates." There was also big news about his record label.
"It'll come," she told E!. "Yes, that's a promise," she said about making another album.
"Now when is something I can't promise, but when it's ready. I just want it to be great. I don't want to rush anything out. I don't want to put anything out just because I want to get things out there. I just want to do something that's real and that feels organic and feels good that I'm proud of."
Read the E! report and find out what she wants from her husband for Christmas here.
The sets feature 23 full-length episodes and 46 original Jackson 5ive Songs with two complete songs in each episode.
The band will be supporting Mumford & Sons at two shows this February, on the 5th at TD Garden in Boston, MA and on the 6th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
These will be their first shows of 2013 and will follow a three-date run of headlining shows around New Year's Eve later this month: December 29th at StageOne in Fairfield, CT; December 30th at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ (SOLD OUT); and December 31st at the Mercury Lounge in New York, NY (SOLD OUT). more on this story
Always an important event in the community, the annual holiday toy drive will carry special significance this year taking into account the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused throughout the state of New Jersey.
Fans can purchase the new digital single at iTunes and they can preview it with the official lyric video here
This is Eric Benet and Faith Evans' second collaboration, after their first hit "Georgy Porgy", which reached #15 in 1999 on the U.S. Billboard R&B Chart, and was also featured on Eric's platinum certified album, A Day In The Life. more on this story
The new special will premiere on Wednesday, December 19 at 9pm. Here is synopsis: It's time to get "Insane in the Membrane" and pour out some "Gin N Juice" as VH1 looks back on the 1990's and a decade of unforgettable Hip Hop music by counting down the "40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the 90's".
Take a walk down memory lane with Jay-Z, LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys and all your favorite artists as we open the vault for two bass-thumping hours of classic music videos and archival footage. The special will also feature new, original interviews with some of Hip Hop's most memorable faces and hit makers, sharing the stories behind the songs and updating you on what all your favorites are doing today. Check out the Flava Flav On Clocks preview clip here.
"I'm most thankful for my family and my friends, and music," Hunter told CBS Local. "I love what I do. Music is what I live for, but everything that has happened to me is nothing if you can't share it with the people you love."
Despite his busy touring schedule, Hunter says he's had time to go home and "rejoice with my mom and dad." Read more and find out what his favorite Christmas song is.
The effort was recorded at the private studio of their long time collaborator and producer Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Mary J. Blige, Tegan and Sara).
The band will be supporting the album release with a 60-date world tour which kicks off with a North American leg on February 27th in Portland, ME. more on this story
The understated performance was the culmination of the extremely exclusive event, with a majority of the music industry-heavy audience seemingly oblivious to Ocean's nod towards Thom Yorke's famous band, given the audible din of conversations in the background.
The cover continued in Ocean's tradition of performing abbreviated cover versions in concert. more on this story
Jeff Lane, the musician and songwriter behind The Lane Project, has gathered an extraordinary group of musicians to record and perform his music.
The first featured song is "Moments Of Mercy" sung by Kevin Campos. While it has been more than a month since Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, many are still picking up the pieces of their lives. Purchase the single "Moments of Mercy (featuring Kevin Campos)" on iTunes or CD Baby and the first $10,000 in downloads will be donated directly to the American Red Cross. "We wanted to join the effort to help our East Coast friends recover and rebuild," says Lane. "We could think of no better way to do so than to donate to the American Red Cross. This is what we can do through our music. Join the movement with us by purchasing the song today and together we can make a difference."
Future releases from The Lane Project will be issued throughout 2013 beginning in January when Kevin Campos will be featured on both English and Spanish versions of the next single "The Fingerprints Of Love" ("Las Huellas del Amor"). You can find more details here.
The album landed the high debut after selling over 141,000 copies during its first week in U.S. stores.
The album also claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. more on this story
The tour is set to feature vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist and musical director Christian McBride, pianist Benny Green, drummer Lewis Nash, saxophonist Chris Potter, and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.
The tour will include 45 shows and will kick off on January 10, 2013 in Santa Cruz, Calif., and will make stops in 40 cities across North America through April 28. more on this story
The Stafford Brothers, the Australian EDM team, are the latest members of Cash Money family.
Matt and Chris Stafford have been snapped up by the label that is known for its rap acts to help expand their brand. In a statement, Bryan "Baby" Williams said there was more to the relationship than music. more on this story
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