Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
DSON FANS RUN TO SAMPLE SEXY SINGLE “WALK IT OUT”
Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson has been hard at work in the studio recording her next set of songs, but on Monday she served up a taste of what followers can expect. The Grammy and Academy Award winner and former American Idol contestant premiered hew new single (NOTE CONTENT) “Walk it Out” featuring Timbaland, which displays the throwback 70s sound her as-yet untitled third studio album is supposed to spotlight. Rumored guests on Hudson’s next record include Pharrell, R. Kelly and Babyface.
GRANDE GROSSES FANS OUT WITH MISLEADING TWEET
Pop star Ariana Grande most certainly got some of her Twitter followers in a panic after sending out a bewildering tweet Monday that began with this: “I just had a bone taken out of my skull how’s ur day?” After grabbing everyone’s attention with that mystifying message, Grande went on to explain that she’d just had her wisdom tooth pulled. She wrote: “Could only get one wisdom tooth out cause I have to sing and they didn’t wanna risk anything but…laughing gas didn’t make me laugh.”
SHEERAN SHARES NEWS OF UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will promote the June 23 release of his sophomore album, x(pronounced “multiply”), with his inaugural headlining arena tour of North America, starting August 22 in Seattle. Right now the run includes shows in Las Vegas (2), Kansas City, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and Toronto, with more dates to be announced soon. The first single off xis “Sing,” which Sheeran recently debuted on Saturday Night Live.
SWIFT SURPRISES SUPER FAN AT BRIDAL SHOWER
In recent weeks, Taylor Swift has been surprising young cancer patients at hospitals, but on Sunday the superstar shocked a super fan by showing up at her bridal shower. Swift swept in unannounced at bride-to-be Gena Gabrielle’s special day in Columbus, OH and gave Gena soe cookware and a KitchenAid mixer. Gabrielle later tweeted: “I had no idea Taylor was coming…it was a complete surprise. She’s an incredible person and amazing friend.”
FOSTER THE PEOPLE FOSTERS MORE FAN GOODWILL; ADDS TOUR DATES
Fostering a super model for making their fans super happy, Foster the People has added several new dates to their world tour in support of its recently released Supermodel album. The trek takes flight tonight in Tempe, AZ, and now includes new shows in Hampton Beach, NH, Maplewood, MN, Council Bluffs, IA, Denver and the U.S. leg tour closer in Troutdale, OR on August 9. Following a couple of weeks off, Foster the People will head to England to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festivals August 22-24.
MILEY GIVES AWAY NEW DOG
Miley Cyrus has decided she’s not ready for another dog. Following the death of her beloved dogFloyd earlier this month, Miley’s mother Tish gave her a dog named Moonie, but Miley revealed Sunday that she has decided to say goodbye to the pooch. “Moonie, thank you for giving me so much love, comfort, & peace. It's just too soon for me right now #missingmoonie,” Miley tweeted. Apparently Floyd was killed by a coyote while Miley was on tour, leading her to worry about having another small dog. When asked what Miley did with Moonie she explained, “my friends mom who has a tiny pup 4 him 2 play with Molly... After wht happened Im scared 2 have a tiny dog #moonieandmolly.”
PHELPS COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT
He just couldn’t stay out of the pool. Michael Phelps’ longtime coach Bob Bowman announced yesterday that the 22-time Olympic medalist is coming out of retirement. The 29-year-old will compete at a meet in Arizona, April 24th-26, racing in three events - the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly . “I think he's just going to test the waters a little bit and see how it goes," Bowman said. "I wouldn't say it's a full-fledged comeback." Phelps’ last competition was the 2012 London Olympics, where he won four gold medals and two silver medals, and then announced he was retiring from the sport.
SELENA’S MOM FOUND OUT SHE WAS FIRED ON THE WEB
TMZ broke the news last week that Selena Gomez fired her mom Mandy Teefey as her manager, but apparently she hadn’t quite told her mom yet. According to the gossip site, Mandy didn’t know she was fired until she read it on the internet. After reading the news, Mandy and her husband sat down with Selena to make sure the story was true and Selena confirmed it. Selena’s mom and stepdad have managed her since she was a child, but now Selena feels she has outgrown them.
JERSEY SHORE STARS’ DIFFERENT PREGNANCIES
Pregnant Jersey Shore stars Snooki and JWoww hit the red carpet together at the MTV Movie Awards, and it sounds like they are having very different pregnancies. "She loves being pregnant right now and I f--king hate it," JWoww, who is expecting a baby girl in July, told Us. "I'm not a fan of pregnancy right now with my thighs touching and my boobs changing but I know it will be worth it and hopefully I get back to that really quickly." Snooki, who is expecting her second child in the fall, says pregnancy is “better” this time, and adds that she’s confident JWoww has what it takes to be a great mom. “She took care of me for four years on Jersey Shore,” she said. “The whole labor thing she is really nervous about but anybody is nervous about that."
CRUZ TO BE NEXT BOND GIRL?
Penelope Cruz is once again linked to a James Bond film. Last summer, there were rumors Cruz was offered a role in the next 007 flick, but previous commitments got in the way. Now the French film magazine Premiere claims the 39-year-old Oscar winner’s name was listed on a press release for Bond 24 that circulated through Sony Pictures’ French offices. Industry sources insist the claims are just rumors.
- Gossip Cop claims JLo was involved in a Twitter death hoax yesterday that started with the Tweet: #RIPJenniferLopez
James Cameron tells MTV that he plans to film the next three Avatar movies simultaneously. "The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously. They're essentially all in pre-production now because we are designing creatures, settings and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks. There's always pressure, whether it's a new film or whether it's a sequel, to entertain and amaze an audience. I've felt that pressure my entire career, so there's nothing new there. The biggest pressure I feel right now is cutting out things I love to get the film down to a length that is affordable. There hasn't been a problem finding new and wonderful things to include in the movie."
Sofia Vergara tells Closer magazine that her hobby is eating. "I love to eat and that's like my hobby. That's what I do with my friends, my fiancé [Nick Loeb, 38], with my son [Manolo, 21]. So eating is a very important part of my social life. I try to do the right thing during the week but then do whatever I want during the weekend.''
Donald Trump tells the Buffalo News that he is interested in buying the Buffalo Bills. “I’m going to give it a heavy shot. I would love to do it, and if I can do it I’m keeping it in Buffalo. I live in New York, and it’s easier for me to go to Buffalo than any other place. Where am I going to move it, some place on the other side of the country, where I have to travel for five hours?”
InTouch Weekly and Female First claim Lindsay Lohan drank at the Coachella Music Fest. A source tells the sites: "She looked completely out of it. She couldn't stand up straight and she was frantically chain-smoking cigarettes. In one of her hands she had a plastic cup with a clear liquid in it. The group was standing in a small cabana, booth type thing and one of the friends was making regular trips to the bar. I overheard the friend order four vodka sodas and when he carried them back to the group. He handed one to Lindsay and she started drinking it. She didn't seem to care who saw and none of the group seemed concerned."