Month: December 2011

LMFAO Score Second Single

2011 was quite a year for LMFAO and they’re wrapping it up with another hit! The party rocking duo’s second single “Sexy And I Know It” climbs to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart after a seven week reign at #2.  The track maintains the #1 spot on the Digital Songs chart for the fourth week in a row while the video approaches 200 million views on VEVO. “Party Rock Anthem,” Billboard’s official “Song of the Summer” spending six weeks at #1, jumps back into the Top 10 climbing from 15 – 9.
The electro hip-hop duo’s sophomore album Sorry For Party Rocking (Party Rock/will.i.am/ Cherrytree/Interscope) is making a run for the Top 10 as it jumps from #24 to #16 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The album has produced two #1 singles which the band has performed on numerous television shows including Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and The American Music Awards.  LMFAO will perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest this Saturday, December 31st, 8pm EST on ABC. The duo recently appeared in a national BudweiserTV ad counting down the Twelve Gifts of the First Day of the NBA Season with co-stars Luke Wilson, Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloan from Entourage), Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, NBA announcer Steve Kerr, the Chicago Bulls cheerleaders and Go, the Phoenix Suns Gorilla..
LMFAO’s ”Party Rock Anthem” has surpassed  10 million units in total sales worldwide!  “Party Rock Anthem” was the #2 most selling song of 2011 on iTunes in the U.S. behind Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” and it was the #1 selling song on iTunes in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.  The video has seen over 330 million views on VEVO, was featured by KIA in their award winning KIA Hamster advertising campaign and has been licensed by movie and television shows, including 20th Century Fox’s holiday hit “Chipwrecked,” Fox’s TV hit “Glee” and the top charter game “Just Dance 3.”
Earlier this month LMFAO had to postpone three dates of their sold out Cherrytree Pop Alternative Canadian Tour due to a severe back injury sustained by Sky Blu.  A doctor has diagnosed Sky with three herniated discs and prescribed a full month of rehabilitation with no travel or performances. The Canadian dates have been rescheduled for February 2012 when Sky will regain his wiggle.  Visit www.lmfaomusic.com for info on the rescheduled Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver dates. The Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour will continue on to Europe in February and March 2012.  For dates and ticket info visithttp://www.cherrytreerecords.com/profiles/blogs/the-cherrytree-pop-alternative-tour-comes-to-europe.


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Russell Brand and Katy Perry Split

On the heels of rumors of a breakup, Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry. The actor cited irreconcilable differences in court papers filed Friday in Los Angeles. He confirmed the news in a statement to People magazine.
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending out marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends,” Brand, 36, said.
Perry, 27, has not commented. Rumors of a split began circulating this week after the pair was spotted in separate countries without their wedding rings. Perry spent the Christmas holiday in Hawaii while Brand was in London.
Brand and Perry dated for four months before becoming engaged in December 2009. They were married 10 months later in a tradition Hindu ceremony in India.

Wynonna Judd Engaged

Country singer Wynonna Judd has become engaged to her boyfriend, musician Cactus Moser, according to a new report.

The couple, who tour together under the moniker Wynonna and the Big Noise, have been dating for two years.

People.com is reporting the pair became engaged when drummer Moser proposed to the star on Christmas Eve.

It will be the third marriage for Judd, who divorced her second husband in 2007 after four years.

Brett Michaels Auctioning Off Cars

Bret Michaels is giving fans the chance to buy one of his vehicles after placing three cars from his personal collection on the auction block.

The Poison frontman will sell off the items at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona next month.

His 2004 Bentley Continental GT will be up for bids, as well as two cars formerly featured on his hit reality shows Rock of Loveand Life as I Know It – a 2004 Lincoln Navigator and a 2011 Ford Explorer.

The Every Rose Has Its Thorn hitmaker, who will also perform at the auction’s opening ceremony on January 15, is becoming quite a regular at the annual show – his 1969 Camaro sold for $220,000 at the event earlier this year.

President of Barret-Jackson, Steve Davis, says, “Bret Michaels is known to fans around the world as a rock star and a television celebrity. But what we’ve come to appreciate even more as we get to know Bret is the personal side of this rock ‘n’ roll icon. He is a devoted father, active philanthropist and a passionate automotive enthusiast. We are honored to have him with us again.”


Robert Pattinson Named ‘Celebrity Of The Year

Robert Pattinson has been voted the Celebrity of the Year for a second time by fans of Eonline.com.

After five weeks of voting, the Twilight star kept his crown by beating 63 other top stars, including his girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

Stewart and royal newlywed Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge came close to grabbing the title but a late surge from the British actor’s fans secured the top spot for Pattinson.

Jim Carrey is Officially a Sugar Daddy, Says SeekingArrangement.com Creator

Jim Carrey was spotted holding hands with a new mystery woman in Los Angeles this week. Less than 24 hours ago,New York Post revealed that the mystery lady is in fact Anastasia Vitkina, a 23 year old college student from New York who began dating Jim Carrey after his split with Jenny McCarthy last year. According to New York Post, Vitkina has been flying back and forth from New York to Los Angeles to see the actor.

Since the two were spotted together at a Guns N’ Roses gig in Los Angeles this past week, the media has been quick to analyze their relationship. So, how does one classify Jim Carrey’s relationships with Anastasia Vitkina?

Brandon Wade, the creator of SeekingArrangement.com, the largest sugar daddy dating website, announced today that the relationship between Jim Carrey and Anastasia Vitkina as described by the New York Post article is similar to the hundreds of thousands of romantic relationships formed between older Sugar Daddy and younger college Sugar Baby members of his website.

“If media coverage of their relationship is accurate, that would make Jim Carrey a Sugar Daddy, and Anastasia Vitkina his College Sugar Baby,” says Wade, who is also the author of The Definitive Guide to Sugar Daddy and Mutually Beneficial Relationships. “A Sugar Daddy is a successful, wealthy and usually older man who is willing to pamper a Sugar Baby in return for friendship, companionship or romance.”

Cheetah, Chimp Who Starred In Tarzan With Johnny Weissmuller, Dies

In a statement posted on their website this week, the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Florida announced the death of Cheetah, a chimpanzee who appeared alongside Johnny Weissmuller in the Tarzan movies in the early 1930s. According to the sanctuary, Cheetah suffered kidney failure and died Saturday, December 24. The chimp was believed to be around 80-years-old.

“It is with great sadness that the community has lost a dear friend and family member on December 24, 2011. Cheetah, star of the Tarzan films, passed away after kidney failure during the week of December 19, 2011,” the statement said. “The Sanctuary’s residents and volunteers would like to thank all of the community members for their continued support as the Sanctuary continues to expand on the legacy and foundation Cheetah continues to oversee as he watches over his supporters, friends, and family.”

Cheetah was one of several chimps to play “Cheeta” in 1932’s “Tarzan the Ape Man” and 1934’s “Tarzan and his Mate.” He retired to the primate sanctuary in 1960 after living at Weissmuller’s Florida estate. Weissmuller died in 1984 at the age of 79.

COUNTDOWN OF THE TOP 40 PERFORMANCES IN LAST 40 YEARS ON “NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY"

“New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party” will be hosted from Times Square by Jenny McCarthy and from Los Angeles by Fergie this SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, kicking off ABC’s night of New Year’s celebrations. The special will look back at the amazing moments from four decades of ringing in the New Year, counting down the biggest names in the world of music and entertainment.

Here is the complete list of performers in the anniversary special, in alphabetical order:

Christina Aguilera “Candyman” 2007

Baha Men “Who Let the Dogs Out” 2001

Bangles “Walk Like an Egyptian” 1987

Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” 1975

Justin Bieber “One Time” 2010

Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” 2010

Blondie, “Heart of Glass” 1980

Boyz II Men “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye” 1992

Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” 2006

Culture Club “Karma Chameleon” 1984

Miley Cyrus “Girl’s Night Out” 2008

Daughtry “Home” 2010

DJ Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince “Girls of the World Ain’t Nothing” 1989

Far East Movement “Like a G-6” 2011

Fergie “Fergalicious” 2007

Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” 1983

Hall & Oates “Maneater” 1983

Hootie & the Blowfish “Hold My Hand” 1995

Billy Idol “White Wedding” 2005

Jonas Brothers “S.O.S.” 2008

KC & The Sunshine Band “Get Down Tonight” 1976

Jennifer Lopez “Let’s Get Loud” 2010

Barry Manilow “Just Another New Year’s Eve” 1981

Miami Sound Machine “Conga” 1987

Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” 1975

NKOTBSB “Medly”-(“Larger Than Life”) 2011

Pink “Get the Party Started” 2002

Pussycat Dolls “Don’t Cha” 2006

Lionel Richie “All Night Long” 2009

Rihanna “Unfaithful” 2007

Salt-N-Pepa “Shoop” 1995

Spice Girls “Wannabe” 1998

Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl” 1982

Donna Summer “Last Dance” 2004

Taylor Swift “Picture to Burn” 2009

Tears for Fears “Shout” 1986

Three Dog Night, “Celebrate” 1973

TLC “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” 1993

Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats” 2008

Village People “Y.M.C.A.” 1993

John Mellencamp: It’s About You—New Indie Film

It’s About You is a new musical documentary that offers a rare and intimate look at the life and music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp. The film premiered at this year’s SXSW festival and follows Mellencamp on his summer 2009 concert tour and during the recording of his most recent album, 2010’s universally acclaimed No Better Than This, the sessions for which took place at American musical and historical landmarks, including Sun Studios in Memphis and the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, GA. We see Mellencamp recording – with a single mike and mono tape recorder more than half a century old – in the same hotel room where legendary bluesman Robert Johnson created some of his most memorable work. Along the way, Mellencamp reveals a side not often seen by the public, in a film that becomes a soulful, highly personal meditation on small-town America.
   
Kurt Markus’ photography has appeared in such leading publications as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, GQ and The New York Times Magazine, and he has shot cutting-edge ad campaigns for BMW, Armani, Nike and other companies. His unique vision has been brought to bear on IT’S ABOUT YOU, which was shot on Super 8 and whose vintage Americana look is the cinematic equivalent of a well-worn pair of jeans.




Lady Gaga’s Former Aide Files Lawsuit

Lady Gaga‘s former assistant is suing the pop superstar’s touring over allegations she’s owed money for unpaid overtime.

Jennifer O’Neill was employed as Gaga’s aide for 13 months while the singer toured, and claims she was required to be at the star’s beck and call at her “earliest waking hour.”

In her legal papers, O’Neill alleges she had to make herself available to the Poker Face hitmaker in “stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses,” with her tasks including “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep (Gaga) on schedule.”

But she is not suing her demanding ex-boss. O’Neill has filed suit against the star’s representatives at Mermaid Touring Company instead.

She is demanding the $380,000 she is reportedly owed for 7,168 hours of overtime during the 13 months of her employment.

However, a spokesperson for Gaga has dismissed the allegations, telling the New York Post the lawsuit is “completely without merit.”