Day in Pop Report for 06/25/2012
(popmusiclife) A rare, unreleased studio track by Lady Gaga has surfaced online. "Glitter & Grease" was the only unreleased song that Gaga performed on her 2010 Monster Ball tour.
The lyrics of the song describe the relationship Gaga had with Lüc Carl in 2007 and, in particular, the love he had for his car (Nadine), a watermelon green Chevrolet El Camino.
Gaga sings "He tells that he loves me / And even though I'm real sexy / He loves his car, car, car / He's always with his car / Car / Car / So I rub that glitter and grease around." Listen here.
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(TMZ) Flo Rida is learning the hard way -- it's never a good idea to lie in court ... and now a judge is ordering him to cough up $7k for his deceitful ways.
If you recall, Flo is being sued by his former assistant Mahogany Miller -- who claims he worked her to the bone for a measly $3.08 / hour and then fired her when she complained -- which Flo's told us was BS ... alleging she was just an unpaid intern.
Problem is, Flo originally didn't respond to the suit in time and later told a judge it was because he was never served papers -- claiming they went to a woman named Stephany Nelson, whom he didn't know -- and the address listed for him was incorrect.
Turns out, his excuses were big, fat LIES ... Flo later copped to the address originally listed and admitted that Nelson was actually an employee of his. In other words, his original statements were total fabrications.
Caught red-handed, the judge said the rapper's deception was "premeditated" and ordered him to pay Mahogany $7k for her attorney fees.
The rest of the case is still ongoing. more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Justin Bieber's "Believe" has topped the UK album chart. The Official Charts Company reports Bieber scores his first UK #1 album in a close race, holding off competition from Cheryl Cole's "A Million Lights" and outselling it by just over 3,000 copies.
Paloma Faith's "Fall To Grace" is up two places to Number 3, followed by Emeli Sande's "Our Version Of Events" at 4, while Amy MacDonald's "Life In A Beautiful Light" completes this week's Official Albums Chart Top 5.
In the US, Bieber's "Believe" it is expected to sell 410,000 copies this week - the largest first-week sales of any album this year. more on this story
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(TMZ) The husband of the other driver in Saturday night's Soulja Boy car crash tells TMZ -- there's no two ways about it ... the accident was all Soulja's fault.
TMZ spoke to the other driver's husband moments after the crash, and he tells us, he and his wife -- who's pregnant right now -- were waiting at a red light in the turning lane, when the rapper's red Bentley swerved across a double yellow line and collided with their vehicle.
The footage appears to back up the man's story. Because the other driver is pregnant, her husband says she was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital as a precaution following the crash.
As we reported, the other driver said Soulja Boy was driving the Bentley -- but people close to the rapper are saying it was Soulja's bodyguard behind the wheel.
The crash is still under investigation. more on this story
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(TMZ) There are 2 bands called One Direction and the unfamous One Direction sued the famous One Direction for allegedly taking the name.
Now the famous One Direction is countersuing the unfamous One Direction, saying the famous band had the name first.
The famous band now claims it has achieved "global fame and success" and some local knock-off is now trying to ride its coattails. The unfamous One Direction begs to differ. more on this story
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(Sub) Katy Perry recently sat down with Yahoo! Screen's Michael Yo for his online web series, The Yo Show, for an exclusive video interview about her new 3D Concert documentary "Part of Me," premiering July 4th weekend in theaters everywhere.
In the exclusive interview, Katy talks about her earlier roots and what drove her to become the artist she is today. Check out the video to find out all the scoop from her parents reluctance to watch her on MTV, her Christian music roots, and her sassy grandma who makes a special cameo in the film.
Also find out about her lookalike sister, Angela Hudson, who appears in the film and has been a shoulder of support throughout the rough times in Katy's life. Watch it here.
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(Gibson) The Daily Express is reporting that veteran country star George Jones has recovered enough from his March and May hospitalizations for a respiratory infection to sing again.
Jones' wife posted on Facebook: "George saw his doctor today and the doctor said it was time to hit the road and start singing to his fans.
"So, Possum will be seeing you all soon. He is so excited. Once again, we want to thank everyone for your prayers and love shown to us." more on this story
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(TMZ) DMX just caught a $630,000 break -- TMZ has learned, a booking agency has dismissed its enormous lawsuit against the rapper over a botched 2011 comeback tour.
TMZ broke the story ... an agency called Heavy Rotation sued DMX in March claiming it struck an exclusive year-long deal with DMX in 2011 to book a string of comeback concerts -- but the rapper was a pain in the ass to deal with ... and torpedoed the entire tour.
HR said it lost nearly $750,000 on the deal gone bad. But the booking agency appears to have had a change of heart -- because HR has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.
It's unclear why -- calls to both sides weren't returned -- but either way, it's good news for X. more on this story
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(TMZ) The Dream has been slapped with a major lawsuit by the victim of a brutal car crash in Georgia and what really makes it a nightmare for the R&B star ... he wasn't driving at the time ... or even there!
Elaine Nowells filed a suit in Georgia, claiming one of Dream's record label employees, Patrick Thrall, T-boned her car while running a red light at a four-way intersection back in June 2010. Nowells claims the accident was so brutal, the car was knocked on its side and slid down the street.
Nowells claims she broke her back in the accident and suffered mental and physical pain due to "the shock, fright and terror she experienced." She claims she suffered permanent injuries and says her medical expenses are through the roof.
In her suit, Nowells claims the accident was all Thrall's fault ... because she says Thrall was distracted by his GPS at the time.
Nowells filed her suit against Thrall ... but added The Dream and his company as defendants as well. She alleges that since Thrall was on-duty at the time, they can all be held financially responsible.
The Dream himself dropped TMZ an email to say, "Pat Thrall Is NOT an EMPLOYEE of Radiokilla Records, IDJ, or any of its affiliate companies. He is an independent contractor (engineer) who was on the way to his hotel when the accident occurred. We are sorry to hear about her injuries and we hope she gets better."
He added, "We are almost certain that her attorneys put pressure on her to file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, that's the NEW American Dream. Can't win in life, sue someone who can." more on this story
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(TMZ) Ann Curry will get her walking papers from the "Today" show this week, and NBC will pay dearly for its blunder -- because network sources tell us she's under a contract that guarantees her $10 million a year.
Our sources tell us Ann signed a new contract almost a year ago to the day, when she took over as co-anchor of "Today." Under the deal, Ann gets a cool $10 mil, and it's a long-term contract. We're told she's guaranteed that amount for 3 years.
Network sources tell us ... the likely scenario is that Ann will become a foreign correspondent for NBC News.
Short story ... she'll be the first foreign correspondent who will rake in an amount equivalent to the gross national product of some of the countries she will cover. more on this story
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(TMZ) TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed moments before paramedics rushed to Lindsay Lohan's side last week at a Ritz-Carlton in L.A. -- and according to the caller, the emergency was life-threatening.
The caller -- a male nurse who works for the production company behind Lindsay's new movie -- called the situation a "Code 3" ... which is emergency lingo for "life-threat response."
Ambulance protocol for a Code 3 is lights and sirens. Translation: the nurse thought Lindsay was in serious trouble when he made the call.
TMZ broke the story ... Lindsay informed someone from the "Liz & Dick" production team she wasn't feeling well Friday morning -- and producers dispatched a doctor to the hotel. Before arriving, the doctor called the hotel and asked someone to check on Lindsay.
Someone from the hotel went to Lindsay's door, checked on her, and determined she was "unresponsive." That's when the 911 call was placed.
Paramedics eventually arrived and decided nothing was wrong. They left without transporting Lindsay to the hospital. more on this story
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(TMZ) Octomom -- the woman who said she's been celibate for the last 13 years ... and planned to stay that way until her kids reached 18 -- now has her very own BOYFRIEND ... and TMZ has the video evidence.
36-year-old Nadya Suleman arrived at LAX on Sunday and her new boyfriend Frankie G picked her up outside. Frankie -- a 23-year-old amateur bodybuilder -- even gave her a peck on the lips when she arrived.
Sources tell us the couple's been dating about two months and it's getting serious -- but the best part ... when we asked Octo how they met ... the burgeoning porn star replied, "Through church." She wasn't kidding either.
It's all pretty crazy -- because back in March, Octomom told Closer magazine, "I've been celibate for 13 years and plan to remain so until the octuplets are 18." She insisted, "Men love me, but I will be celibate for the next 15 years." more on this story
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(TMZ) Florence Griffith-Joyner's daughter is following in her mother's famous Olympic footsteps ... heading to the U.S. Track and Field trials later this month ... but the only thing she'll be running is her mouth.
Mary Joyner -- a 21-year-old aspiring singer -- recently competed on "America's Got Talent" ... and impressed some of the honchos who run the Team USA Olympic Track and Field Team.
In fact, a rep for the org. tells TMZ ... they were so blown away by her performance, they extended her an offer to sing the national anthem at the U.S Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon later this month.
The rep says, "It's great to see that Mary is achieving her goals and dreams just as her mother did."
In case you didn't know ... Mary's mother -- who passed away in 1998 -- won 3 Olympic gold medals in the 1988 Seoul games and was considered the fastest woman on the planet ... she holds the world record for both the 100 m and 200 m sprints.
Mary might strike gold herself ... she got 3 yes votes on "AGT," and will advance to the next round. more on this story
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(TMZ) Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams has lost about 4,000 lbs ... because her super swanky Bentley just took a one-way trip to the repo yard, TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, Williams was sued by the Toyota Motor Credit Corporation after they claimed she stopped making payments on the sweet ride.
Sources tell TMZ, the Bentley was repossessed earlier this month with no-return order on the car ... which means Williams ain't gettin it back. We're told the car is already scheduled for auction.
Sources connected to Williams and her estranged husband Eric tell TMZ ... the repo isn't Jennifer's fault. We're told Eric was the one who stopped making payments and when Jennifer found out ... she asked him to come pick up the ride himself. Seems the repo man showed up first.
The lawsuit is still ongoing as is Williams' divorce case. more on this story
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(TMZ) Kris Humphries told his ex, Myla Sinanaj ... he KNEW Kim Kardashian hooked up with Kanye West because he was mysteriously absent from the big wedding ... sources close to Myla tell TMZ.
We're told Chris groused to Myla about how Kris Jenner suspiciously referred to Kanye as "a close family friend" -- someone Kim knew for a long time. Kris H told Myla, "If he was such a close family friend, why wasn't he invited to the wedding?"
We're told Kris confided in Myla he "felt played" by the whole thing and was genuinely devastated when news of Kim's new relationship broke.
Our sources say Kris was with Myla the day Kanye's song about dating Kim (and dissing Kris) was released -- and Kris was "visibly upset." more on this story
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(TMZ) Bubba Sparxxx once rapped, "I ain't choose to rhyme, rhymin' chose me" -- now you can add "paying his taxes" to the list of things Bubba has chosen not to do ... TMZ has learned.
According to documents filed in Georgia, the former Timbaland protege -- whose biggest song, "Ugly," came out in 2001 -- owes $29,266.88 in back taxes from the year 2006. It was originally only about $15k ... but interest and fees have nearly doubled his debt.
The State of Georgia is now garnishing Bubba's wages through BMI, a music company that dishes out royalties to artists. From March through May of this year, the state has already grabbed $3,622.45 ... which represents all the money Bubba was owed by BMI.
Sounds like Georgia is in it for the long haul.
Calls to Bubba's rep have not been returned. more on this story
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(TMZ) W.i.P. nightclub feels it's absurd that Tony Parker is suing them over the Chris Brown/Drake fight ... saying there is no way they could have predicted what went down ... sources directly connected to the club tell TMZ.
Parker filed a $20 million lawsuit against the club on Thursday, claiming the club should have known "there was bad blood between Drake and Brown" and only fueled matters by selling them and their posse alcohol.
But sources close to the club tell TMZ that Drake and Chris Brown are not prone to such violence, with one source saying, "Chris Brown and Drake are not Biggie and Tupac."
We're told the club feels the fight was out of their control and they did everything they could to stop it as quickly as possible.
Our sources say the club finds Tony's allegation they were understaffed to be ridiculous ... saying they had around 15 security guards working that night and the owners personally choose who goes in the club and who doesn't.
So far, no charges have been filed related to the brawl, but the case is still under investigation by the NYPD. more on this story
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(TMZ) The drummer for the band Cake -- who recently stood trial for child molestation -- is getting some serious support from his soon-to-be ex-wife ... who claims she trusts the guy around their young kids.
As we previously reported, Peter McNeal was accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl at a Thanksgiving dinner back in 2009. A judge declared a mistrial last month after a jury was deadlocked 11-1 against McNeal.
It's possible McNeal will be retried on the molestation charges. Now, his estranged wife Jill has filed new court docs in their ongoing divorce ... hoping she and Peter can share joint physical and legal custody of their two children, ages 10 and 8. Lisa had originally asked for sole physical custody, but apparently, she's had a change of heart.
Lisa's lawyer tells TMZ ... Lisa has "no problems or concerns" about Peter and doesn't believe he is guilty of the molestation charges. "She is perfectly fine having joint custody with him." more on this story
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(TMZ) Did Trey Songz and 'Storage Wars" star David Hester settle their dueling lawsuits over the phrase YUUUP? YUUUP!
Did TMZ first report that Songz and Hester each filed dueling complaints in New York, because each wanted the right to sell merchandise with the aforementioned phrase of affirmation? YUUUP!
Did lawyers for both parties file docs this week dismissing their lawsuits? YUUUP!
Were the terms of the settlement made public? NOPE! more on this story
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(TMZ) The Artist actress Penelope Ann Miller -- who played Doris in the Academy Award-winning film -- has changed her mind about splitting from her husband of 12 years ... yanking her recent request for legal separation.
TMZ broke the story 48-year-old Miller filed for separation from her husband James Huggins back in March, citing "irreconcilable differences." The couple was married in 2000 and has two children.
But Miller has had a change of heart -- and just filed papers in L.A. dismissing her separation request.
It's unclear why Miller flip-flopped -- her camp declined to comment. more on this story
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