Wednesday, 31 August 2011
While chatting with E! News, the 19-year-old heartthrob couldn't help but gush about his "Twilight" co-star, in which he said Kristen is "going to be cool and edgy and dark" while adding that he thinks her lead in "Snow White and the Huntsmen" is "really exciting."
Not to be left out, Taylor also commented on his "Abduction" cast member, Lily Collins, who stars in yet another rendition of "Snow White."
?I can root for both of them. They?re so different? Lily?s also going to be great, but in a completely different feel," Lautner explained.
Chris Brown thought his $22,000 diamond encrusted Rolex was LOST FOREVER when he accidentally tossed it into the crowd at the MTV VMAs ... but lucky for him, he thought wrong.
TMZ has learned ... Brown's watch -- a gold Rolex with a white oyster face and diamond-encrusted bezel -- came loose at the beginning of his performance ... so he took it off and tried to toss it to a safe place ... all while dancing his face off.
But Brown missed his target and the watch ended up in the crowd.
After the performance, Brown's bodyguard went into the audience and asked if anyone had found the watch -- not really expecting anyone to come forward ... but to his surprise, the watch was in the possession of an HONEST person, who returned it to its rightful owner.
A rep for Brown tells TMZ, "Although Chris did not get to meet the fan, he is very appreciative of the fan's actions."
Still, we gotta ask ...
Looking to maintain her fabulous figure, Nicole Richie was spotted paying a visit to her local gym yesterday afternoon (August 30).
The ?Simple Life? babe strolled up to the Studio City fitness center carrying a bottle of orange juice and a black handbag.
Nicole is gearing up for Fashion?s Night Out on September 8th when she?ll cohost an event at the Beverly Center with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Vogue?s Lisa Love.
Meanwhile, Nicole?s hubby Joel Madden is focusing on his music. He tweeted, "Finally back in the studio. Nothing feels better than creation."
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Producer Announces New Position At Def Jam
Producer No I.D. has been named an executive VP of Def Jam Recordings. The Chicago native made the announcement at ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul pre-VMAs Bowling Mixer. "I'm (now) executive VP of Def Jam," he said. "I'm going to keep on doing what I'm doing and take it to another level."
"Def Jam is a cultural staple," he continued. "It's not just a label, it's part of the culture that I came up in and that I've been involved with for 20 years. It's very important that the next generation of executives grab it by the horns and keep it on track as it grows."
This year alone, No I.D. has worked on tracks for Big Sean, Jay-Z and Kanye West and others. He's working with longtime collaborator on the rapper's upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer.
Back in June, we were pleased to hear that George Clooney's political drama Ides of March would be opening up the 68th annual Venice Film Festival, which starts up tomorrow.
Now, we've got all the deets on the festival, and it looks like it'll be a fantastic [...]
Heiress Petra Ecclestone blew part of her billions having a MULTI-million dollar wedding -- while Facebook genius Mark Zuckerberg spent his on dog poop bags! So which filthyrichionaire is REALLY living the life?
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Few artists have left as lasting an impression on music as the King of Pop. Michael Jackson was an all-around attention grabber, and in addition to recording the top-selling album of all time, 'Thriller,' he set new standards for dancing and showmanship, inspiring such artists as Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears. Sadly, Jackson's personal troubles often overshadowed his music, and in later years, he grew to be as reviled as he was revered. He died before getting one last chance to entertain us.
In honor of what would have been the pop legend's 53rd birthday today (Aug. 29), The BoomBox takes stock of Michael's many eyebrow-raising career decisions, personal misadventures and musical triumphs and boils them down to a list of his 10 most memorable moments.
Michael Jackson's Acting Debut in 'The Wiz'
These days, it's common for musicians to jump into acting, but that wasn't always the case. In 1978, Jackson tested his acting skills in the film adaptation of the Broadway play 'The Wiz,' playing a scarecrow without a brain. A nearly unrecognizable Jackson wobbled his way down the yellow-brick road, alongside singer Diana Ross, who starred as Dorothy. Jackson sang, danced and even cracked a few jokes in a performance that showed off his artistic range.
Monday, 29 August 2011
Q: What are the stars of the series Supernatural doing now? I just found the series on TNT and wondered when it first aired.
Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, was among those gathered yesterday at the Jackson family home in Gary, IN to celebrate Michael's birthday.
He would have been 53 today.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
The ?Ramona & Beezus? babe was playing host for the pre-show festivities when her bigger-than-life-boyfriend showed up for an interview.
Bieber planted a sweet smooch on his ladyfriend and introduced his slithery reptilian pet to the world.
Justin shared, ?I have my snake.? Selena asked, ?What?s your snake?s name?? to which he replied, ?My snake?s name is Johnson.?
When asked if he was pumped about his Best Male Video nod, Bieber gushed, "You know, I'm just excited to be in the category with such amazing people. I'm just happy to be here."
And as it turns out, Justin ended up taking home the MoonMan for Best Male Video for his clip ?U Smile.?
Rapper Was Speeding On A Suspended License
Rapper DMX was arrested last night in Arizona. The recently-released X was taken into custody for driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone. DMX also was arrested for driving on a suspended license. This is the latest in an endless string of minor and major scrapes with the law.
According to TMZ, he has been released on bond.
The rapper/actor served eight months of his previous twelve month sentence for violating his parole. He has been arrested in Arizona at least seven times.
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Saturday, 27 August 2011
Rappers Honored In Los Angeles
Drake won his first Songwriter of the Year Award at the BMI Urban Awards held last night at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California. The celebration honors songwriters, producers and music publishers of BMI R&B and Hip Hop songs.
“I really want to dedicate this award real quick to my mother, who never gave me the definition of a word in my life," Drake said in acceptance of his award. "I would always ask her what this meant, she’d always make me look it up. And I would have to look up all these words and I’d have to learn words and build a vocabulary.”
B.o.B also became the youngest songwriter ever to win the BMI Urban Song of the Year for his track “Nothin’ on You” featuring Bruno Mars and producer Lex Lugar was the youngest BMI Urban Award recipient.
Polow Da Don, Kane Beatz, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and others also were honored.
''I Know There Won't Be Any Repercussions''
Lil Wayne knew that there would be a huge reaction to him dissing Jay-Z on his new track "It's Good." But the rapper is saying that he isn't worried about the reaction from Jay-Z himself. Wayne says he couldn't worry about it when he recorded the song and he isn't worried about it now.
“I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did,” he said. “I know for a fact music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. I know that for a fact. So I can’t ever be upset about someone’s reaction.”
“I’m not going to say I don’t know what would happen before I even say [something on record],” he continued. “I do know what will happen. I’m aware of it. But it is what it is."
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With Kreayshawn handling red-carpet hosting duties and Beyonce announced as a performer to the star-studded lineup, which already includes Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars and Jessie J, this year's VMAs is sure to be one of the most hip-hop heavy events in recent memory. However, will hip-hop nominees be front and center or relegated to the nosebleeds?
"Tony Bennett: This guy is a baller, and whoever is behind him is going to have the craziest contact high," Cantiello jokes, before turning over the card behind the 85-year-old singer to reveal who else but Wiz Khalifa.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Smoke DZA has released the Christopher Schafer & Kory Smith directed video for “4 Loko” off his upcoming �”Rolling Stoned”�album.
But before the big night rolls around, it's [...]
Q: I am curious why The Mentalist star Robin Tunney always wears a chain with a cross. Her character doesn?t seem to be overly religious. Is this a personal thing?
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Royce and Eminem have released a video for their radio�friendly single from Bad Meets Evil: Hell The Sequel. Video directed by�Rich Lee.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Christina Aguilera is furious over an Internet report implying that she beat her son Max and gave him a black eye ... and now TMZ has learned she's threatening to sue.
Aguilera's attorney, Eric Greenspan, fired off a letter to MediaTakeOut.com ... after the site published a story under the headline, "CHILD ABUSE???? CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S SON IS PHOTO'D WITH A BLACK EYE!!!"
Greenspan writes, "Christina is a wonderful mother and was not present in the park when Max fell and hurt himself."
He adds, "To imply that she had something to do with this incident, without any investigation on your part whatsoever, is reckless and unconscionable."
After threatening to pursue legal action against the site, Greenspan concludes, "HAVE YOU NO SHAME!!!!"
MTO has since removed the child abuse reference from the headline.
The "300" hunk and the talk show host, both clad in button down shirts and khaki pants, were all smiles as they headed for their sunny midday meet-up.
In related news, Gerard is gearing up for the Toronto Film Festival debut of his latest project, the much-talked about action/biography "Machine Gun Preacher."
With its TIFF release scheduled for September 11th ahead of its September 23rd theatrical unveiling, Butler plays out the story of Sam Childers, a former drug dealer who turns his life around and ends up working to save hundreds on kidnapped orphaned children.
Directed by Corey Davis. I Know Who You Pimped Last Summer out now.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Apparently, Bar Refaeli has started a trend ... because just a few weeks after the Israeli model dipped herself in mud at the famous Dead Sea ... some smokin' hot Brazilian model tried to show her up.
Model Suelyn Medeiros (left) -- whose butt you may recognize from the SEXIEST DUI EVER -- mucked around in Israel this week ... and fortunately for the rest of the world, she brought along a bathing suit and a camera.
So we gotta ask ...
Topping off his highly-anticipated performance at the VMAs, Lil Wayne has announced that the release of his new album, "Tha Carter IV," is set for midnight on August 29.
Elated about the timing, the "How to Love" rapper told press, "I am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea. I hope that I can open the door for others."
Ronald ?Slim? Williams, CEO of Cash Money Records, seemingly echoes that excitement, as he added, ?The MTV Video Music Awards are one of the most watched and respected shows in the industry. Wayne is one of the most respected and prolific artists in the industry. By pairing the release of Tha Carter IV with the VMAs, it will certainly add to the overall anticipation and excitement for fans everywhere for what will surely be an unforgettable evening.?
As for the official debut, "Tha Carter IV" will be released digitally on iTunes, Amazon and other legal MP3 downloads immediately following the VMA's at 12 a.m., with physical versions of the long-awaited record set to drop in stores when they open on Monday.
Monday, 22 August 2011
Plus, who's got the most violent fans in professional sports?
Ryan Gosling risked his handsome face in the streets of New York recently ... by stepping in between two brawlers and breaking up a street fight ... and it was all caught on tape!
The best part ... listen to how EXCITED the woman behind the camera becomes when she realizes the good guy in the striped tank and blue cap was in "The Notebook."
What a stud.
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Sunday, 21 August 2011
It's officially fashion month, which means debutante faces for major designer fragrances will grace the ad pages of every September issue. One of our upcoming favorites? Imogen Poots and French model Camille Rowe Pourcheresse for Chlo�. First of all, don't forget the name Imogen [...]
Country singer Chely Wright married her partner Lauren Blitzer in a family member's home in Connecticut on Saturday.
Both of the blushing brides wore white wedding gowns, but nixed the idea of wearing veils because "we like our hair too much!" according to Chely.
The couple [...]
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Couple Earned $72 Million In the Past Year
Rapper Jay-Z and pop/R&B superstar Beyonce have been named music's highest-paid couple by Forbes. They are the second overall highest-paid celebrity couple, behind NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
According to Forbes, Jay and Bey made close to $72 million over the past year. Beyonce earned $35 million from business deals like her Dereon clothing line and endorsements for L’Oreal, General Mills and others. Jay-Z's $37 million came from his 10-year $150 million deal with Live Nation and investments in the New Jersey Nets, 40/40 Club franchise and ad agency Translation.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (No. 3, $50 million), David and Victoria Beckham (No. 4, $45 million) and Twilight’s Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (No. 5, $40 million) rounded out the top five.
Despite how we feel about him personally, we cannot deny that this movie looks nothing short of AH-MAZING!
Watch some our favorite actors, including Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, and John C. Reilly go to TOWN on on one another in the trailer for the upcoming Roman Polanski-directed Carnage, based on the play God of [...]
Rapper Touring North America, Europe
J. Cole is planning to tour across the U.S., Canada and Europe in support of his upcoming debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. The album drops September 27th and the tour begins August 23rd in Vancouver and ends in Paris in December.
This will be Cole's first headlining tour after being a featured artist on tours with stars like Rihanna and Drake.
The tour will make stops in Toronto (Sept. 3rd), Los Angeles (Sept. 22), Atlanta (Oct. 2), Chicago (Oct. 9), New York (Oct. 25), London (Nov. 4) and several other major venues.
After attending a House of Fraser meet and greet to launch her Reb'l Fleur perfume, Rihanna took to the town for a bite to eat in London, England on Friday night (August 19).
Clad in a white t-shirt and jeans with a bright yellow jacket, the Barbadian beauty headed to Beauchamp Place's restaurant Nozomi to nosh on sushi until she left at 12:30AM.
Set to remain in the UK over the weekend, Rihanna is among the many performers slated to perform at the annual Virgin Media sponsored V Festival.
The "Cheers (Drink to That)" singer will be performing at the Weston Park stage in South Staffordshire on Saturday (August 20) and the Hylands Park stage in Chelmsford on Sunday (August 21).