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HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

In January, Madonna made an appearance on Miley Cyrus’ MTV Unplugged special. It’s possible that their collaboration didn’t end there.

Madonna has posted onto Instagram lyrics to a song that may be titled “Rebel Heart.” She wrote, “Wash all over me................. #rebelheart.”

The most interesting aspect of the post is that Miley and a songwriter with whom the “Wrecking Ball” singer has worked, MoZella, were initially tagged on it, according to MTV. However, the tags have since been removed.

Miley may have dropped another hint regarding a potential duet by uploading a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt that features a naked Madonna. She tagged Madge on the post, too.

Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” post includes the following lines: “All of my illusions/could be shattered in a second/You can thread a needle/with a teardrop from my eye.”

Earlier this month, Madonna teased on Instagram another song that may be titled “Messiah.” She's currently focusing on the follow-up to her 2012 album MDNA.

 

You may have noticed that Taylor Swift has a nice smile. Victoria’s Secret certainly has.

The lingerie retailer has released its “What Is Sexy? List,” honoring women in Hollywood who embody a “simple, casually confident lifestyle.” Taylor is on the list, earning the title of “sexiest smile.”

The categories on the list range from “sexiest legs” -- Johnny Depp’s fiancée, Amber Heard, received that distinction -- to “sexiest short hair, don’t care” -- congratulations, Jennifer Lawrence.

There aren’t many musicians on the list aside from Taylor. Ellie Goulding was named “sexiest songstress,”Jessica Simpson was honored as the “sexiest mom,” and New Girl star/folk-pop singer Zooey Deschanelwas deemed to have the “sexiest sense of humor.”

The full list is available on VictoriasSecret.com.

 

The CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory has been forced to delay production of the upcoming eighth season because the five main cast members still are without contracts.  Stars Jim ParsonsJohnny GaleckiKaley CuocoSimon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar have still not reached new deals with Warner Bros. Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC News obtained a statement Wednesday from Warner Bros. Television that read, "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory­ -- which was originally scheduled to begin today -- has been postponed."

The cast was scheduled to participate in their first "table read" of a new episode script on Wednesday.Deadline.com reports there will be no table read for The Big Bang Theory on Thursday as well.  Industry observes note production will likely be delayed until a new deal is secured.

Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are negotiating together and are asking $1 million per episode along with a percentage of the show's profits.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trio currently earns $325,000 per episode.  Helberg and Nayyar are negotiating together and are also asking for significant raises. Co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch have already agreed to new deals with Warner Bros. Television.

 

Justin Bieber apparently has no plans to back down from his reported feud with Orlando Bloom.  On Wednesday night, the 20-year-old singer posted than quickly deleted an Instagram photo of the actor appearing to be crying.

According to E!Online, the photo was snapped last year at the opening night of the Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet.

The photo counterpunch follows reports that Bieber and Bloom had a confrontation at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain, Wednesday morning, and the actor allegedly threw a punch at the singer, but missed.  Bieber fled the restaurant after the confrontation and took a jab at Bloom via social media by posting and quickly deleting a photo of the actor's lingerie model ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, in a bikini.

The apparent bad blood between Bieber and Bloom reportedly began when the singer cozied up to Kerr at her Victoria's Secret show in 2012, and Bloom reportedly got close to Justin's on-again-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez in April, while she and Biebs were on one of their many breaks.

 

- Showbiz 411 claims the Neverland Ranch is going to be sold and has been appraised at $30 million

 

  • Now we're hearing that the problems between Jay-Z and Beyonce have to do with the affair that Jay-Z had... with Rihanna.

 

Here's Victoria's Secret's 2014 "What Is Sexy? List":

  • Sexiest Actress: Margo Robbie
  • Sexiest Bikini Body: Jenna Dewan Tatum
  • Sexiest Curves: Gabrielle Union
  • Sexiest Eyes: Emma Stone
  • Sexiest Hair: Lily Collins
  • Sexiest International Import: Lily James
  • Sexiest Legs: Amber Heard
  • Sexiest Lips: Emilia Clarke
  • Sexiest Mom: Jessica Simpson
  • Sexiest Natural Beauty: Nina Dobrev
  • Sexiest Sense of Humor: Zooey Deschanel
  • Sexiest Short Hair Don't Care: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Sexiest Smile: Taylor Swift
  • Sexiest Social Star: Beyonce
  • Sexiest Songstress: Ellie Goulding
  • Sexiest Sporty Style: Jessica Biel
  • Sexiest Street Style: Alexa Chung
  • Sexiest Summer Glow: Blake Lively
  • Sexiest TV Cast: "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Sexiest Up-and-Comer: Jhene Aiko

Scarlett Johansson Waiting on Wedding Until Baby Is Born. Scarlett Johansson's due date may be quickly approaching. But the actress's plans to get married appear to be moving at a much slower pace. "She is telling friends that she is not getting married until after the baby," a source reveals to E! News. Instead, the mom-to-be is enjoying her pregnancy with fiance Romain Dauriac constantly by her side. Just last week, the happy couple enjoyed a quiet dinner at Jonathan Morr's new Cherry Izakaya restaurant in Williamsburg, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. A source tells E! News the pregnant star was snuggling with her fiance as they enjoyed a tasty meal with close friends. The group had such a great time that their table was the last to leave on opening night. E! News was first to report the star's pregnancy back in March. The exciting news came just six months after The Avengers star got engaged to her French journalist beau. They are both "very happy," Johansson's rep said shortly after the news broke. "They haven't chosen a date for the wedding." Let the waiting game continue! (Eonline)

 

Yes! Taylor Swift to Perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Taylor Swift may be spending most of her time in New York these days, but she'll be heading west at the end of next month. I've just learned that the pop music superstar will perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in L.A.! Swift is planning an "explosive" performance for the Moonman extravaganza, one source said. Exact details are being kept under wraps, but I do know that Swift will be hitting the stage by herself. "It's not a collaboration with another singer," the source said. So will Taylor be debuting a new song? We sure hope so! Previously announced performers include Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer. Beyonce leads this year's nominees with eight nominations, followed by Eminem and Iggy Azalea with seven apiece. The top Moonman award, Video of the Year, will be a battle between Beyonce's "Drunk In Love," Azalea's "Fancy," Pharrell Williams' "Happy," Sia's "Chandelier" and Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Beyonce is also up for Best Female Video for "Partition" and Best Collaboration for her work with hubby Jay Z on "Drunk in Love." British crooner Sam Smith is nominated for Artist to Watch for "Stay With Me." His competition includes 5 Seconds of Summer ("She Looks So Perfect"), Charli XCX ("Boom Clap"), Schoolboy Q ("Man of the Year") and Fifth Harmony ("Miss Movin On"). Swift picked up a VMA in 2009 for Best Female Video for "You Belong to Me" and another last year in the same category for "I Knew You Were Trouble." The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on MTV on Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Eonline)

 

It's Official! Demi Lovato to Appear on Nick Jonas' New Album! Nick Jonas is taking his relationship with Demi Lovato to another level. Following his stint as the musical and creative director of the "Skyscraper" singer's Neon Light Tour, I can exclusively reveal that a duet with Lovato will appear on Jonas' upcoming solo album. "We did one for my record," Jonas told me of the untitled song and album (set for release in the fall). "It's a great song that we both love. Her voice is just amazing on it. She's the real deal. It's the perfect fit for this record." Jonas actually made a surprise appearance during Lovato's opening night performance of Neon Lights in Vancouver, Canada to perform three songs together. Lovato revealed last month that the two wrote a song together, but they weren't sure what they were going to do with it. While we have to wait to hear the Jonas-Lovato collaboration, we're happy to report that the video for Jonas' first single, "Chains," is finally here. Shot in downtown L.A. earlier this month, the steamy video features Sean Penn and Robin Wright's daughter Dylan Penn in her music video debut. "Dylan and I have mutual friends and we were looking for someone for the video," Jonas said. "We were wracking our brains for someone interesting and cool and our friends said, 'Dylan would be great.' "We were all floored by the idea," he continued. "She came in and she killed it." Jonas said he was careful not to go overboard in the sex department. "I think the important thing for the video is that is has an underlining tone of sexiness that isn't gratuitous and in your face," he explained. "There's more to the song than that." In the song, he sings, "Gave you my heart, but you took my soul. You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love." While Jonas didn't write "Chains," he said, "I found my way to connect to the song. I found it was really true and real. For me, it embodies that feeling of being trapped in a love that is kind of doomed." And yes, Jonas said he plans on touring in support of the album. Plans will be firmed up once he finishes shooting the first season of his new DIRECTV series, Kingdom. (Eonline)

 

Beyonce and Jay Z might be headed for a split, but hip-hop's royal couple has an $84 million reason to stay together for now. That's how much their "On the Run" summer concert tour is paying them, Page Six has learned. With breakup rumors swirling, the duo is rocking through a 21-stadium tour, and music industry sources tell us they're being paid $4 million per gig, guaranteed and independent of ticket sales -- totaling $84 million for the couple to share. Meantime, their tour is expected to bring in more than $100 million in ticket sales. By comparison, the Rolling Stones raked in $126 million from 23 shows last year in what was the sixth-highest-grossing tour of 2013. The Post reported that Beyonce was shopping for a $21.5 million apartment in Chelsea without her husband last month, but the asking price will be chump change once her tour with Jay Z ends Sept. 13. They're scheduled to play Seattle on Wednesday. Some stops on the tour are expected to hit $5 million in sales. Buzz over a possible split between Bey and Jay began after the rapper got into an epic, embarrassing elevator fight at the Standard High Line with Beyonce's little sister Solange in May. Rumors swirled that the fight might have kicked off because Solange thought Jay had strayed. On Monday, The Post reported Beyonce was secretly looking at a 4,045-square-foot apartment on West 19th Street without Jay Z. Ironically, word of their marital strife seems to be fueling interest in the couple's current tour. Chicago critic Greg Kot wrote after a July 24 Soldier Field show in front of 60,000: "Maybe it's all just a plot hatched by Beyonce and Jay Z to keep the media's ongoing fascination with their lives and careers at a fever pitch." The couple will wrap up their tour with two shows in Paris' Stade de France, which seats more than 81,300. So they'll presumably be motivated to stay together 'til late summer. Reps for the couple didn't get back to us. (Page Six)

 

Hilary Duff is following in the footsteps of today's roster of top female pop acts like Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus by stripping down for her fans -- except she stops at a bikini. The music video for "Chasing the Sun," Duff's first single in six years, features the former Disney Channel star dreaming about prancing around on the beach instead of working in an office. And who can't relate to that? Duff, best known for her music and being "Lizzie McGuire," has returned to the spotlight this year after a hiatus spent raising her first child. Beyond the new song off an album dropping this fall, the 26-year-old actress has a new half-hour comedy called "Younger" premiering in September on TV Land and co-stars with comedian Chris D'Elia in upcoming comedy "Flock of Dudes." The post Hilary Duff Dreams of Bikinis and Beach Days in 'Chasing the Sun' Music Video appeared first on TheWrap. (Launch)

 

Previously announced performers include Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer. Beyonce leads this year's nominees with eight nominations, followed by Eminem and Iggy Azalea with seven apiece. The top Moonman award, Video of the Year, will be a battle between Beyonce's "Drunk In Love," Azalea's "Fancy," Pharrell Williams' "Happy," Sia's "Chandelier" and Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Beyonce is also up for Best Female Video for "Partition" and Best Collaboration for her work with hubby Jay Z on "Drunk in Love." British crooner Sam Smith is nominated for Artist to Watch for "Stay With Me." His competition includes 5 Seconds of Summer ("She Looks So Perfect"), Charli XCX ("Boom Clap"), Schoolboy Q ("Man of the Year") and Fifth Harmony ("Miss Movin On"). Swift picked up a VMA in 2009 for Best Female Video for "You Belong to Me" and another last year in the same category for "I Knew You Were Trouble." The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on MTV on Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Eonline)

 

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