Friday, August 30, 2013

Made in America

In keeping with its documentary push, the premium cable network has acquired Made in America, the star-studded documentary that chronicled Jay Z’s two-day music festival of the same name. The doc, which is directed by Ron Howard and executive produced by the music mogul, Howard and his Imagine Entertainment producing partner Brian Grazer, will have its television debut Friday, Oct. 11.

"As soon as we saw this film we knew it was a perfect fit for Showtime," Showtime’s entertainment president David Nevins said in a statement announcing the news Friday. “Ron Howard and Jay Z have crafted an inspirational portrayal of American resilience, drive and creativity, interwoven with an incredible showcase of musical talent. We are proud to bring Made in America to Showtime where it joins our impressive roster of provocative and compelling documentaries helmed by award-winning filmmakers."
The film, which is produced by RadicalMedia and Participant Media, features performances and interviews with a diverse roster of musicians, including Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Run D.M.C., Jill Scott and Kanye West, among several others. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept

Cowell - "very attached"

Simon Cowell is already feeling "very attached" to his unborn baby.

The music mogul is expecting his first child with American socialite Lauren Silverman. Although Simon previously ruled out having a family, he is looking forward to his new role as a parent.
"I have changed my mind," he told Mail Online''s Baz Bamigboye. "Once it's happened, you feel completely different. Once I heard the news about the baby... little bit of a shock, then I got used to it, and then I became incredibly paternal and protective and I feel very attached to the baby already."
Simon is 53 and admits he thought the chance to have kids had passed him by.
The famously sarcastic talent show judge is clearly overcome by the prospect of welcoming the new addition into his life next year.
"The fact that it can happen at this time of my life is fantastic, maybe a miracle..." he smiled.
Lauren, who recently divorced Simon''s friend Andrew Silverman, is believed to be due to give birth in February.
Simon and Lauren have been spotted in London this week looking very loved-up as they enjoyed a series of romantic dates.
Although Simon has never been married, it seems he may be ready to finally settle down.
"That's a very leading question," he laughed when asked if he is considering marrying the mother of his child. "You'll just have to wait and see."
Earlier this week it was reported that Simon is eager to name the baby after his father Eric if it''s a boy, or Erica if he has a daughter.
The X Factor boss' dad passed away after suffering a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 81.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fergie & Josh

Fergie is reportedly in labour with her first child.
The 38-year-old singer arrived to a Los Angeles hospital with husband Josh Duhamel Thursday morning, according to TMZ.
The website reports the star will undergo a previously-scheduled C-section to deliver their baby boy.
"We're told Josh is being super chill about the whole thing... and was seen chatting it up with the staff while Fergie gets ready to deliver their first child," the outlet claims.
A spokesperson for the couple had not replied to Cover Media's request for comment at press time.
Fergie will reportedly recuperate afterwards in a V.I.P. suite famously used by new mom Kim Kardashian.
The reality star and boyfriend Kanye West welcomed their daughter North into the world in June and Josh recently revealed he and Fergie had to reconsider their favourite name for their unborn child as a result.
"I grew up in North Dakota so we were going to name it North but Kim and Kanye took that," Josh told E!
The couple have been tight-lipped about the new name for the baby but say it will be more "traditional" than their first choice.
"It's a fairly traditional name but you don't hear it very often," Josh said. "It means a lot to both of us and part of it is a family name. We're not telling anybody because we don't want to hear it. No matter what you choose, people are going to have their comments."

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jessie J - "no bOObs" for Robin

Jessie J insists there will be 'no boobs' in her video with Robin Thicke.

The British star is teaming up with Robin on track Calling All Hearts, which means a music video is sure to follow.

Robin's summer hit Blurred Lines, which also featured T.I. and Pharrell Williams, shocked with a raunchy promo.

The unrated version featured topless girls, but Jessie won't be quite as quick to take her clothes off.

'No boobs. Not doing that,' she assured British newspaper The Sun.

'Even though Robin is really cool and I was thrilled he wanted to duet with me. I'll be getting paid a lot of money if they want me to dance around like the girls in the Blurred Lines video.'

Calling All Hearts will be released on an album by DJ Cassidy.

The star revealed what fans can expect from the collaboration.

'It is such a terrific sound. Earth, Wind & Fire play, along with musicians who worked on the biggest hits of Chaka Khan and Michael Jackson,' she teased.

'It has a real '80s vibe to it.'

While Jessie might not be ready to get raunchy, it seems Robin still has a taste for sexy performances.

The singer shocked audiences with his stint at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, which saw him take to the stage as Miley Cyrus gyrated on him provocatively.

Michael Buble & Luisana Lopilato Welcome Baby Boy

The 37-year-old Canadian singer and the 26-year-old Argentine actress were married in 2011. The couple met in 2009 during a South American concert tour.
The Grammy-winning pop singer has sold millions of albums, including "Crazy Love" and 2011's "Christmas." Lopilato made her name as a model and in Argentine sitcoms and soap operas

Selena Gomez - Spunky

Selena Gomez 'gets' what it's like to crave independence.
The actress-and-singer stars in Getaway, an action film about a young woman whose car is commandeered by a former race-car driver.
Selena plays The Kid and while her name might be ambiguous, the 21-year-old can really relate to the way her character feels.

'The Kid is spunky and edgy and really cool. I get her angst and why she's that way.. with her dad and the frustration of her wanting to be on her own,' she mused to Flicks and Bits.
'She knows a lot about cars and technology, which I know nothing about [laughs], so that was interesting for me and a big challenge to familiarise myself with.'
Ethan Hawke takes the lead role in the movie.
Spring Breakers star Selena learnt a great deal from working with the Hollywood actor.
'He probably doesn't realise it, but every time Ethan speaks I take away so many pearls of wisdom. I had my first script, the first draft, when we were rehearsing. I would put 'Ethan' on the side and just write down quotes of what he would say because he just has so much knowledge [laughs]. I had so much fun working with him and I learned so much,' she gushed.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

N0.1 Madonna still managed to top the list

Madonna 55, is the world's top-earning celebrity, according to a Forbes list.

Pop diva Madonna 55, is the world's top-earning celebrity, according to a Forbes list released on Monday, raking in an estimated $125 million in the past year, mainly from her $305 million-grossing MDNA tour, but helped by sales of clothing, fragrance and various investments.

MTV Video Music Awards 2013 - The most beautiful picture



Taylor Swift sitting next to BFF Selena Gomez at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The 23-year-old singer is ready to get back in the recording studio and says her new tracks will be far from boring.

Taylor Swift wants to kick it up a notch with her next album.
The 23-year-old pop star, who won Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday for "I Knew You Were Trouble," gave some insight on the red carpet as to what (or who) will be featured next on her followup to the mega-hit album "Red."

$20 Million Injury Lawsuit

Grammy-winning reggae musician Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is suing several organizations after he was injured during a May concert in Richmond.

Hibbert has filed the $20 million lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against Venture Richmond and Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc.

The suit also names security-provider Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. and another company that provided concessions for the concert.

“The 20/20 Experience" - Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake likes to do things by halves.

Ahead of the Sept. 30 U.S. release of part two of “The 20/20 Experience,” the pop star has issued a second “open letter” to his fans.
The pop artist -- still basking in the afterglow of a starring performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday -- has also dropped a short video documenting the new album’s creation.
The two-minute clip features behind-the-scenes studio footage, and captures Timberlake and Timbaland goofing about and chatting on how they went about tackling “20/20.”
The album, we’re told, was recorded at a brisk pace. Timberlake and his team cut 20 songs in just 20 days.
"We usually take our time,” he says to Timbaland, “and I felt like it would drive the creativity in a different way to feel like we had to sprint every day, and it would hyper-focus us."

In the accompanying letter, Timberlake explains that the songs were written “over a year ago” and that “it’s been so hard to wait this long to release them.”
Of the recording sessions, he enthuses, “It was like no other time I’ve ever had in the studio.”
Timberlake shared the track-listing for "The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2" earlier this month. Its predecessor, "The 20/20 Experience," bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 968,000 copies.

Drake romancing Rihanna ...???

Drake acted like "a gentleman" on a dinner date with Rihanna at the weekend.
The rapper was involved with the pop star in 2010 and 2011. They reportedly rekindled things in July this year after Rihanna called time on her relationship with singer Chris Brown.
On Friday night Rihanna and Drake apparently enjoyed an intimate dinner date in New York City, which ended with a kiss.

'He gave her a hug and kissed her on the cheek,' an onlooker told 'It... was just Drake being himself. He was such a gentleman. He had one of his muscle [bodyguards] scoot her chair back, he stood up after she did and he told her she 'looked beautiful as always.''

The New York Post first reported the news about Drake and Rihanna's Friday night meet-up.
'They were in very good spirits and were dancing and singing. Drake and Rihanna seemed to be just friends enjoying a fun night out,' a source told the paper

Miley Cyrus Hits '23' Set, And Brings Her VMA Foam Finger With Her

Just 24 hours after taking the stage for what became the buzziest performance of the 2013 VMAs, Miley Cyrus hit up the video set for Mike Will Made It's "23." And it appears she brought along a prop from the shocking performance along to the video shoot: her foam finger.

In addition to taking photos with Wiz, Mike and Juicy, Miley also shared a photo of herself wearing the now "infamous" foam hand she rocked on stage at the VMAs.

Eminem Goes 'Berzerk' On New Single!!!

If Eminem was looking to get his old stroke back on his upcoming eight solo album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, he's right on target with the album's first single, "Berzerk."
Joining the likes of Jay Z and Kayne West in tapping old school hip-hop legend Rick Rubin to produce his music, Slim Shady employed the Buddha of Beats to give the song, which dropped Monday night, his signature mix of booming beats and classic rock samples.

"Now this s---'s about to kick off, this party looks wack/Let's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch/I'm 'bout to bloody this track up, everybody get back/
That's why my pen needs a pad cause my rhymes on the raaag/Just like I did with addiction I'm 'bout to kick it," rhymes Em over a spare, rock and roll beat enhanced by a sample of the "kick it" hook from the Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right (To Party)."
The song also samples Billy Squier's 1981 hit "The Stroke," which makes total sense given the Rubin connection. The former Def Jam co-founder helped Run-DMC and the Beasties blow their careers up with songs that melded rap and hard rock and "Bezerk" unquestionably has the feel of one of Rubin's 1980s classics. And, after a more somber mood on his post-rehab Relapse and Recovery albums, "Berzerk" brings Em right back to the fun-filled, loose and playful vibe of such early efforts as the original Marshall Mathers LP from 2000.
Even the placeholder video for it takes you back, as it features a brief glimpse of Slim Shady's tattooed arm reaching into frame and popping a cassette of the song into a giant boombox.
In typical Em fashion, there are also some bricks tossed at tabloid figures (Britney Spears' ex, Kevin Federline, the Kardashians and troubled NBA star Lamar Odom) and props offered to his rap brethren, including Kendrick Lamar, Birdman, Dre's old N.W.A. buddy MC Ren and Public Enemy.
On the hyped-up bridge, Em sings, "Take your shoes off, let your hair down and go berzerk all night long/Grow your beard out, just weird out and go berzerk all night long."
The rapper shocked everyone on Sunday night when he announced the release date (November 5) and title of the new album in a pair of commercials that aired

 during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. During the brief Beats by Dre commercial, Shady announced the release date and title of the new album, as well as the fact that was executive produced by Rubin and longtime mentor Dr. Dre.
It's the second piece of new music we've heard from Shady this month, coming on the heels of the more aggressive "Survival," which debuted in the trailer for the "Call of Duty: Ghosts" game.

Eminem Goes 'Berzerk' On New Single