First he was DJing for Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour, now a Pauly D and 50 Cent album is on the way. Man, seeing a Jersey Shore cast member go legit is going to make Ronnie‘s Xenadrine commercials even more heart-breaking to watch. “I’m focusing on music. That’s my passion. I’m working with 50 Cent now,” DJ Pauly told Billboard after the VMAs. “I’m gonna do an album with him.” This collabo makes a lot of sense to us; we bet Fiddy’s been down the Jersey Turnpike more times than the NJTA.
Pauly discussed his upcoming album with 50 Cent earlier this month in XXL Magazine, confirming that duo will soon be helping America celebrate each day as if it was our nation’s birthday. “It’s going to be a little bit of everything,” Pauly says. “It’s almost like DJ Khaled and kind of David Guetta but my own DJ Pauly D style.” The only downside, of course, is how many arms will spontaneously snap due to too much fist-pumping.
What a nice treat to get on this Thursday morning! The lovely Kristen Stewart makes an appearance in Marcus Foster‘s new video for “I Was Broken,” which debuted on the web today. (Yep, Rob’s sung it before!) You may know Foster as a member of The Brit Pack — the group of musicians and actors that makes up Robert Pattinson‘s BFFs. The guys have been friends since they were kids, and Rob is often spotted at his shows with Kristen in tow. She’s now an honorary member of the Pack and hey — she’s doing a British accent in Snow White and the Huntsman, so she surely fits right in.
We do not know why this is happening, but it’s a sad day in music history. Jack White is going to produce Insane Clown Posse’s new release. Jack White. ICP. Together. WHY, God, why? They’ve also roped in JEFF the Brotherhood (from Nashville) as their backing band on a track that’s an interpretation of a little-known Mozart piece called Leck Mich Im Arsch. Which translates to “Lick me in the arse”. Who knew Mozart was so saucy? This is seriously, the weirdest story we’ve posted in a LONG time.
White and ICP’s version, according to their press release, melds “Mozart’s melody and lyrics sung in operatic German with ICP’s poignant lyrical addition in English and Jeff the B’s monster-riffs” and will be out September 13. In case you’re interested, the B-side of the single is called Mountain Girl which has ICP rapping about about their version of a sedentary country life. You know — shotgun weddings, meth addiction, moonshine and the like. Check out their teaser video which informs us that we’ve been waiting for this collaboration as it’s been “230 years in the making.”
This is a bit of lucky karma for Chris Brown. The singer had a bit of a heart attack at the recent VMA’s when he lost hisÃ‚Â $22,000 diamond encrusted Rolex. Chris accidentally tossed it into the crowd. How you “accidentally” toss your $22 K watch is beyond us, but the story is that it came loose while he was performing and he tried to toss it aside safely, but missed his markÃ‚Â drastically. But, regardless of his poor aim,Ã‚Â the powers that be felt it was fit to reunite him with the watch.
Post Chris’ performance, his bodyguard went into the audience. Hoping against hope that someone would be honest enough to hand it over. And guess what, they did. A fan — and good SamaritanÃ‚Â — gave it over immediately. There’s still light in the world, people! We wish that Chris would’ve come over to say thanks personally, but his rep said, “Although Chris did not get to meet the fan, he is very appreciative of the fan’s actions.” Still, an autograph and picture would’ve been nice? We’re not saying that the fan did it for those reasons at all. We’re saying Chris should’ve mosied over to say hi in return for that $22,000 watch! It’s the least he could have done!
Some days it’s hard to find inspiration in the ol’ celebrity gossip world. And other days, Solange Knowlesgets in trouble with the cops for trying to enter a club carrying a 5-foot long inflatable banana. THIS is why we love our job, internet! Amazingly this all went down while Beyonce was onstage rubbing her beautiful Beyonce baby belly and shimmying in a sequined tuxedo jacket. Ugh, that alone gives us second child syndrome.
According to TMZ, Solange got upset when she was turned away from Miami’s Club Cameo (because of the banana, apparently), and complained to cops that “she was turned away for racial reasons.” Then, according to the po-po, “Knowles became unruly with off-duty officers, who took her across the street to try and calm her down.Ã‚Â Solange claims that’s when cops pulled a “weapon” on her — we’re told she claimed it was a knife — and threatened to deflate the banana.”
It does not get better than this, people. The last thing we want is for the lovely Solange to earn the title of “crazy auntie” before her niece or nephew is even born. Just pack that banana up and head home, girl!
See guys, it was all just a misunderstanding: it turns out that Pitbull’s Lindsay Lohan lyrics were actually an homage the actress, not a joke about how’s she’s spent more time behind bars than a parakeet. So if Lindsay could call off her lawsuit, that’d be great. “I was very surprised when I found out about the lawsuit … at first I read it and I thought, ”his has got to be a joke,’” the rapper explained in a video for his official fan site. “For me mentioning it … on the number one record in the world … I thought it would be helping someone’s career and keeping them relevant.” It might have made Lindsay more relevant to give a shout-out to her excellent acting abilities or impressive sobriety, but maybe he was saving that for the next album.
Lindsay Lohan’s Pitbull lawsuit focuses on the rapper’s lyric, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan” in the song “Give Me Everything,” which, to be fair, seems more like a factual statement than an insult. The suit also cites the song’s writers Ne-Yo and Afrojack, citing New York civil rights law that prevents people’s names from being exploited for commercial gain. Maybe Pitbull can pen an apology song titled “That Lindsay Lohan Sure Has Had A Legal Trouble A Lot, Am I Right?” just so Lilo can know how relevant he thinks she is.
It is difficult to describe what Aaliyah meant to us back in 2001, when her life was tragically taken so abruptly on August 22. She was the epitome of understated cool, of raw talent mixed with genuine humility and effortless, chameleon-like style. She was both hard and soft, edgy and adorable, the it girl who wasn’t interested in wearing the crown. She was stunning, always, as evidenced in the red carpet pics below. But most importantly she was a massive musical talent who owned the industry during her short life. On the verge of a movie career, Aaliyah was posed for mega-mega-stardom when her plane crashed after taking of from the Bahamas, following the video shoot for her hit single “Rock the Boat.” There is no doubt that she lives on in legacy of performers — Beyonce, Gaga, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Katy — who have followed in her footsteps, mixing style with serious singing skills.
RIP, baby girl.
Check out 15 of Aaliyah’s most iconic looks, from the red carpet to the stage and everywhere in between, below.
When Taylor Swift fans packed Staples Center for a sold-out concert yesterday in L.A, they didn’t know they were in for a treat. They would’ve been more than happy to watch their idol sing her way through her set, but hello, double whammy. Taylor brought Justin Bieber on stage! No report yet on the damaged ear drums due to the decibel level of screaming.
The two have been friends for a while now and Justin has opened for her in the past, but no one expected this. Taylor introduced the Biebs who swaggered on to stage and proceeded to sing “Baby.” And to add to the experience, Taylor joined in and sang harmonies during the song as well. And then just like that, he was gone. The Lord giveth and he taketh away too.
Here’s some underage groupie drama for you. A Canadian teen named Sarah (who goes by Sisi) vaguely claimed via Twitter and Facebook that something went down between her and Lil Wayne. After driving to Montreal to see his concert, the 16-year-old met the Weezy and appears to have hung out with him in his tourbus. Things get fishy from there. There are texts, Facebook comments and tweets that all seem to point to some smexin’ going down (which would possibly violate LW’s parole, as Media Take Out notes), but Sisi took to YouTube (of course) on Saturday to post a video in which she denies the rumors. She also calls the rapper “one of the greatest people out there” and “the absolute best rapper alive,” which are nice things to say about someone whether you boned them or not.
We can’t quite tell what the real story is, but we’re really connectin’ with the words of wisdom her Snookified friend drops in their video. She says, “F*ck what you heard, recognize what you see.” Confusing, because what we see are photos, texts and comments that seem to point to something more than just a fan meet n’ greet. But hey, way to stick up for your friend, gurl!
Looks like the atmosphere will be experiencing a rapid influx of Big Willie Syle in the next year or so. While theMen In Black III actor is currently still filming the movie’s threequel, Will Smith’s new album is allegedly also on the way. Producer La Mar Edwards told XXL that he and the freshest of princes are currently collaborating on some new jams, explaining “We’re working on Will Smith, bringing him back. That’s actually him on the other line right now.” Hmm, let’s see, everyone already feels completely welcome in Miami. Where to go from here…
Some people, like music blog Playlist, have postulated that perhaps Will Smith’s first single might be recorded for the MIB3 soundtrack, just as the original Men In Black spawned Will’s smash hit “Men in Black” and Men In Black II brought us…that other one, “Nod Ya Head (Black Suits Comin’).” Our thoughts? It’s time cue the dancing aliens! More! More dancing aliens!