On Friday, the boys from The Wanted were asked to help divulge which acts would be performing at this year’s highly anticipated Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City. The show is always a big party drawing some of the year’s biggest artists on one stage to perform their biggest hits. I’ve seen the list and let me tell you, this year is good!
After the quintet performed, one by one, the artists who will be joining them on stage on December 7 at Madison Square Garden were drawn from a hat as if to make it look random. As each artist was revealed, the crowd went nuts. I wish I could be in New York for this concert and I’m sure it’s going to sell out in minutes. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 23 but you can listen to Z100 to try and snag a few on air. Ready to find out who’s hitting the stage? The revealing video is below.
It was all a hoax. Earlier this week, there was this story that Justin Bieber’s personal laptop had been stolen while on tour, with a clip showing Justin at a pool party being released by the supposed thief… but that was all part of the plan. As the video begins, it reads: “In October of 2012, three hours of personal footage was stolen from musician Justin Bieber. The following footage was illegally uploaded by an anonymous blogger.”
This morning, Justin Bieber (who just left Vancouver onto the next stop on his tour) released his music video for “Beauty And A Beat” featuring Nicki Minaj. Coincidently, both artists have recent experience in the song competition business, with Minaj working on American Idol as a judge and Justin Bieber as L.A. Reid’s guest celebrity mentor on The X Factor.
The new music video is a personal footage / home video style compilation, showing Justin Bieber behind the scenes and Justin Bieber partying it up at a pool party, where Nicki Minaj occasionally joins him. Although it sounds like it could be boring, the video does actually have choreography, dance breaks, and even a splash of synchronized swimming.
The video is actually a lot of fun and makes me in the mood for a pool party myself. Unfortunately, the only splash I’ll be getting today is the rain that is falling down in Vancouver. Anyway, enjoy the video below. Mystery solved!
Too bad Lisa Kudrow didn’t think of reaching out to Justin Bieber for her NBC genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? Had she done so, she could’ve scored a jackpot with all the celebrities related to the “Boyfriend” singer. Ancestry.com began tracing Justin’s family lineage last year and discovered interesting family connections. As it turns out, the Biebs is distant cousins with three very famous Canadian entertainers- two are singers and one is an Oscar-nominated actor.
“The great thing about family history is that you never know what you’re going to find,” says Ancestry’s researcher Michelle Ercanback. “It was a very pleasant surprise.”
“Discoveries like this are rare, so the fact that some of the top entertainment industry stars are all related is especially fascinating,” says Lesley Anderson, Canadian genealogy expert with Ancestry.com. “There’s something special about discovering a shared connection. And to be able to go so far back in history while making that connection is one of the most satisfying aspects of family history research.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely excited about the Judges Homes Round on The X Factor this week. We’ll finally know for sure (despite the Top 16 Spoilers) who has made it through and who has which judge as their mentor.
This week, we get to see the superstar guest judges stop by the judges homes to help them analyze the contestants and provide their own feedback and opinions on each of them. At Will.I.Am is at Britney Spears’ house, Justin Bieber & Scooter Braun are at L.A. Reid’s house, Marc Anthony is at Simon Cowell’s house, and Nick Jonas is at Demi Lovato’s place. Based on the preview below, it looks like it’ll be a good episode.
Also, at the beginning of the preview, we see L.A. Reid storm off after hearing some disappointing news on the phone. Watch all the drama and discussion in the preview belw.
December is my favorite time of year, and not just because of Christmas, New Year’s Eve and all the parties. The month also brings me one of my favorite annual television events… the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Yup, I love me some supermodels sashaying on a glittered runway in their bra, panties and bedazzled outfits. I’ve been a religious viewer for as long as they’ve been airing them. Last year brought the show their best Nielsen ratings since 2002. Coming off that success, I expect the 2012 show to be the most fabulous ever.
Every year, musical acts are brought in to provide some “live” singing interspersed with all the wicked mashups. Last year brought Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Jay-Z. While Katy Perry and Akon, along with the Black Eyed Peas booked the gig for the 2010 and 2009 shows respectively. This year, the honor goes to Rihanna. The “We Found Love” singer is scheduled to perform at the upcoming event which will be taped in November and air on December 4, 2012 at 10pm on CBS. The Bajan beauty singer won’t be alone. She’ll be joined by two male solo acts as well. Care to make any guesses?
Last night, Justin Bieber hit the stage in Arizona for the debut of his Believe tour. Promised to be a rocking show with tons of dancing and crazy video interludes, fans were ready for the show of a lifetime. However, the Canadian popstar had a little situation on stage which caused the show to come to a screaming halt for a few minutes. What was the cause of the delay? Just a little throw up from Bieber himself.
After returning from his quick hiatus, the Biebs managed to finish the concert leaving the stage momentarily twice more without stopping the show, presumably to puke some more. Afterwards, the Biebs explained the cause for his sudden illness… MILK! Apparently, milk doesn’t do the body good. He tweeted to his followers, “Milk was a bad choice! Lol.” He continued on by saying, “Great show. Getting better for tomorrow’s show,” and posted a photo of him resting in bed. Watch the video below.
Last night, Dancing With The Stars kicked their all-star season off with a bang. The returning celebs didn’t hold anything back as they hit the ballroom to show the judges and America why they deserved to be back. Returning NFLer Emmitt Smith took the top score of the night while Pamela Anderson failed to impress the judges receiving he lowest score of the night. Will America’s votes completely flip the script.
For the first prolonged hour of tonight’s two-hour elimination episode, the couples were introduced individually with each star revealing why they returned to the show. YAWN! No one cares. The second hour finally kicked off with an impressive routine featuring the pros and this year’s troupe. You can watch it below if you missed it. Time for the first set of results of the night. Let’s meet the first four couples.
Joey & Kym: SAFE
Apolo & Karina: SAFE
Bristol & Mark: IN JEOPARDY
Shawn & Derek: SAFE
Will.i.am has a new album called #willpower that was supposed to be coming out next week, but it has since been delayed because he is angry about song leaks so he’s been writing new ones to replace them. He tweeted, “I’m trying to finish #willpower…& now because of all the leaks I have push the album back to make new songs…I will give you updates soon (sic). If you know anyone that knows the people responsible #stopthem (sic)”
This new song is called “You And Me” and it’s a collaboration with the one and only Justin Bieber. This isn’t the only collaboration on the album. Others include Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger, and even one with Britney Spears! Anyway, this song features Justin Bieber (with him singing in the chorus). Not sure if this is one of the ones that will be replaced on the album.
The full album comes out on October 15. Check out the new track below.