Justin Bieber is pretty much the king of the Twitter world as the pop star has consistently been in the top 140 most popular Twitter users and is almost always a trending topic on the micro blog site. The singer is also averaging 11,000 new followers daily and is poised to enter the Top 100 by next month. I wonder if he will be able to beat Ashton Kutcher and take the number one spot. Only time will tell if Justin can overthrow Ashton but I wouldn?t be surprised if he does. If you don?t know what I?m saying, try reading the stats again.
Kanye West is being serious with his latest blog post. I can tell because the rapper didn?t type in all caps and I could actually read it. He seems a little bummed that people believe a story that he demanded to be seated in first class and has taken to his official blog to complain. Kanye said ?I feel bad that people believe this kind of stuff or any random rumor that is taken as fact because ‘it’s on the internet.’ This rumor is particularly ironic because I was actually happy with a business class seat and was offered a seat in first class. A friend of mine was sitting in coach so asked if they could bump him up to business instead of putting me in first. There was absolutely no altercation in any way? I really could care less about where I sit on the plane? As a good person with a warm heart, it does bother me? Thank you to all my fans who still love and support me even though it’s not the trend right now! I’m sleeping in the studio and I won’t let you guys down!?
Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta recently defended Taylor Swift?s Grammy performance as it has been on the receiving end of some criticism. The music exec blamed a technical difficulty but also said ?This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator. It’s not about that technically perfect performance.? The original AI champ, Kelly Clarkson, isn?t going to take that comment lying down and she wrote Scott an open letter on her blog in response to his comment. The singer said ?Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better. I have been criticized left and right for having shaky performances before and what my manager or label executives say to me and the public is ?I?ll kick butt next time? or ?every performance isn?t going to be perfect??I bring this up because you should take a lesson from these people and instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ?humble? opinion lack true artistry).?
Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz has sparked internet rumours after posting pictures of his bloodied and bruised face online.
The musician looked as if he had been beaten up in the snapshots, which he shared on his blog.
Pete, 30, penned a multiple-choice quiz for fans to guess what happened to him.
He wrote: “My face was badly bludgeoned because….”
Included in the list of reasons were: Latenight game of “face jousting” gone horribly right; I was wasted. You should see the other guy; Forgot to thaw turkey before deep-frying; Realised my sex appeal was getting in the way of my art, like Brad Pitt and Matt Damon; Watched ‘Fight Club’ in like, super hi-def dude; Bathroom door; Lease up on old face… you decide.”
He then took to his Twitter page and said: “Weirdness is happening in my life right now.”
An hour later, he wrote: “Holy f, I look like Frankenstein.”
Pete has been snapped in recent days in New York Christmas shopping with 13-month-old baby son Bronx.
It?s not like any of us thought otherwise but the butt-to-mouth incident between Eminem and Sacha Baron Cohen?s character Bruno at Sunday night?s 2009 MTV Movie Awards was all for show. Head writer Scott Aukerman confirmed on his blog that ?Yes, the Eminem-Bruno incident was staged. They rehearsed it at dress [rehearsal] and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show.? Insiders who attended the awards thought that ?There’s no way it was an accident? You don’t let two stars collide without a detailed plan.? Of course it wasn?t! As far as Eminem walking out after the skit, most of the big names at the show bailed after they did their part presenting/accepting/performing.
Radiohead?s free release may have been a one-time thing but that?s not the case for Nine Inch Nails. Front man Trent Reznor hassurprisingly posted the new full length album ?The Slip? online as a DRM-free digital download. A physical product will be available in July. On the band?s official site, Trent says ?thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years – this one’s on me.? This is their second surprise album released by Trent since his band?s contract with Interscope expired last fall. He has been a vocal opponent of corporate music?s so-called traditional practices. He has been quoted in the past saying ?As a reward for being a ‘true fan’ you get ripped off.?
Smashing Pumpkins are taking their former label, Virgin Records, to court over their use of the Pumpkins brand. The label, with whom the band split in 2000, allegedly, used the band?s name for promotional activities linked to Pepsi without their permission.
Virgin were allowed rights to sell digital downloads of the Chicago alt-indie rockers, but should not have compromised the band?s artistic integrity by using their name for promotional activities.
Oh dear ? they are in trouble?
The Pussycat Dolls recently got back front woman Nicole Scherzinger but then lost the redhead? Carmit something. Who would have thought that the first time that the new lineup would perform would be at the 30th birthday bash of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton? And when you have such a gossip around, you can tend to get some details out. Nicole says that her album has been put on hold indefinitely but that the new PCD record will come out before her solo album does. Considering that Nicole has been featured in not-so-flattering articles on PH, I?m surprised that she actually agreed to perform. What do you know? She?s not a complete diva after all.
Paramore has just cancelled the remainder of their European tour and after posting an ominous message on their official blog, rumors are circulating that they may be breaking up. Let?s hope not!
Here?s what they had to say: ?There are a lot of internal issues that have been going on in this band for quite a while now. A lot of it started right around the time we were gearing up for the RIOT Tour in the US. We were able to fight through all of it for this long but unfortunately we weren?t able to keep it together long enough to make it through ?til the end of this tour. We really feel that taking this time is going to give us a chance to get away and work out our personal issues at home and on our own terms. We just aren?t willing to risk the life of our band over one tour.?
John Mayer is very well known for being a douche bag on the internet but very few knew that it can translate in real life. The singer was spotted at LAX airport on Monday. Before he went through airport security for a flight out, a photographer asked him just how he found LA. His smartass answer was funnier than him dating Jessica Simpson. He said that a friend told him that it?s somewhere between Santa Monica and Anaheim. Right. And some people still wonder why he?s being called a douche bag. And by some people, I mean John Mayer himself.