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In anticipation and support of the April 18 world premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie William & Kate, Lifetime Digital has put together an unprecedented collection of designs from more than 50 alumni of Project Runway. Contestants from all eight seasons of the hit unscripted program have drafted sketches of the wedding dress they envision the future Princess Kate Middleton should flaunt on her big day.
“Since Price William and Kate Middleton’s engagement was announced, the world has been abuzz about what Kate will wear on her big day,” said Evan Silverman, Sr. Vice President, Digital Media for A&E Television Networks. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the possibilities through the eyes of some of Project Runway’s most talented and creative designers.”
Miley Cyrus is not a Rebecca Black fan. In a recent interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, the 18-year-old slammed Black for becoming famous overnight for her Youtube music video ‘Friday.’
“It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn’t just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour,” said Cyrus, who shot to fame on the Disney show ‘Hannah Montana.’
Although ‘Friday’ gained attention for all the wrong reasons – the video has sparked numerous parodies and jokes, and recently beat Justin Bieber for the most dislikes for a Youtube video with more than 1.2 million thumbs down – Black is pushing her career forward with a follow up single called ‘LOL.’ The 13-year-old is apparently learning to ignore all the criticism that came with ‘Friday.’ She recently admitted she was hurt by all the negative comments.
“Those hurtful comments really shocked me,” she told Good Morning America earlier this month. “At times, it feels like I’m being cyberbullied.”
Black may not have Cyrus as a fan, but she has received support from other celebrities including Lady Gaga, Simon Cowell and Chris Brown.
Enrique Iglesias has reportedly pulled out touring with Britney Spears this summer. Iglesias apparently pulled the plug Tuesday night just hours after the tour was announced by Spears during a pre-taped Good Morning America appearance.
A source close to Iglesias tells Us Weekly magazine the 35-year-old felt it was better for him to continue doing his sold out ‘Euphoria’ tour. “At the end of the day it was better for him to just continue his own tour,” the insider claims.
Spears, who released her seventh studio album ‘Femme Fatale’ this week, reportedly plans to continue with all 26 tour dates. The tour kicks off in Sacramento, California at the Power Balance Pavilion on June 17 and ends in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on August 13. Tickets will be sold on Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
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Katy Perry has become part of an elite chart club in America after scoring her fourth number one single from the same album.
Robbie Robertson will perform his Top 10 single “He Don’t Live Here No More” on “Late Show with David Letterman” on April 5th, coinciding with release of his new album, How To Become Clairvoyant (Macro-Biotic Records/429 Records). He’ll also appear on “The View” on April 6th. The shows will mark the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s first television appearances in more than 10 years.
NPR Music is giving fans an exclusive “First Listen” to How To Become Clairvoyant, streaming the album in its entirety for a week, beginning today. This Saturday, April 2nd, Robertson will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF). In June, Canada Post will issue a stamp with Robertson’s likeness as part of its Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. He will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” on April 6th and tape “World Café with David Dye” in May while at WXPN’s Non-COMMvention.
How To Become Clairvoyant features Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor, Tom Morello and Robert Randolph along with vocalists Angela McCluskey, Rocco Deluca, Dana Glover and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes). The collection was co-produced by Robertson and long-time collaborator Marius de Vries (Massive Attack, Björk, Rufus Wainwright).
“This soulful record is Robertson’s best yet,” observed Goldmine. “For all of the now-legendary songs that Robertson penned, he tended to shy away from writing about himself, which makes the revealing nature of his first album in more than ten years such a wonderful surprise,” said Relix. “How To Become Clairvoyant finds Robertson tackling personal topics such as his breakup with The Band (‘This Is Where I Get Off’), the guitarists who inspired his innovative sound (‘Axman’) and his early days backing Ronnie Hawkins (‘When the Night Was Young’).”
In addition to the CD, three special editions of How To Become Clairvoyant will be available. The deluxe edition, available exclusively at Best Buy for a month beginning April 5th, will include a second CD with demos of five of the album’s tracks – “The Right Mistake,” “He Don’t Live Here No More,” “Fear of Falling,” “This Is Where I Get Off” and “Madame X” – and an outtake of “Houdini,” a song that does not appear on the album. Starting April 5th, fans can pre-order a two-disc, gatefold edition of How To Become Clairvoyant on 180-gram vinyl and a limited edition collector’s set at http://www.robbie-robertson.com.The collector’s set includes the vinyl and CD editions of the album plus 10 bonus tracks, provided in both CD and vinyl formats, a DVD with three multi-track mixes, a 70-page, full-color book with album artwork, lithographs and additional art, and other cool extras such as a set of tarot cards designed especially for the collection.
In recognition of his work as a philanthropist and environmentalist, Nickelodeon will honor actor and musician Justin Timberlake by presenting him with The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast). Timberlake will be honored during the star-studded telecast, hosted by Jack Black at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.
Timberlake’s ongoing charitable work led him to a partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a health care system consisting of 22 Hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. He has been a dedicated supporter of the organization since 2008 and hosts the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a PGA TOUR golf tournament featuring a week-long series of events that raises money for their gracious programs and services benefitting children in need.
Justin’s commitment to the environment can be seen at his Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, TN. Mirimichi is the first golf course in North, South or Central America to receive Golf Environment Organization (GEO) certified status. It is the also the first in the United States to be designated as a Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary, making it the only course in the world holding both designations. At Mirimichi, ecologically responsible methods are utilized throughout to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as well as reduce water and energy consumption.
“Justin’s ability to seamlessly incorporate helping into his life embodies the true spirit of the Big Help,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. “In true Big Help fashion, he combined his passion for helping kids with his love of golf and through his annual golf open benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children, came up with a way for people to have fun while helping kids get medical care.”
“I was inspired at a young age by my parents and family to do everything possible to give back to the world around us,” said Timberlake. “And it has become a mission of mine to help kids of all ages understand the importance of getting involved in their communities and local charities and doing their part to preserve the planet. I couldn’t be more thankful to Nickelodeon for their recognition.”
Bolstered by the success of hit original series “Hot in Cleveland” and “Retired at 35” as well as the modern classic acquisition “Everybody Loves Raymond,” TV Land scored its highest rated quarter in primetime since First Quarter 2006 among its target audience of Adults 25-54, according to The Nielsen Company. TV Land posted double-digit increases in rating and delivery in prime among its target Adults 25-54 demo as well as Women 25-54, Adults 40-54 and total viewers.
For the quarter in primetime, TV Land posted a 0.4/401,000 among its target demo of Adults 25-54, up +27% in rating and +26% in delivery over YAGO. Among Women 25-54, TV Land scored a 0.4/228,000, with double-digit gains of +34% in rating and +33% in delivery over last year. The network attracted 943,000 total viewers in prime, up +35% over 1Q2010 in prime.
Russell Brand has confirmed he’s in talks to join the cast of upcoming movie musical Rock of Ages, but will only sign on if the filming schedule allows him enough time to spend with his wife Katy Perry.