Gwen Stefani Releases New Single, “Baby Don’t Lie”

Interscope RecordsGwen Stefan released her new single, “Baby Don’t Lie,” late Sunday night.

In the song, from her upcoming solo album, Gwen sings, “You love me good sometimes/But there’s something behind those eyes, those eyes/That you can’t disguise, disguise/Baby don’t, baby don’t, baby don’t lie/I don’t want to cry no longer/Baby don’t, baby don’t, baby don’t lie/I need a love that’s stronger.”

A sneak peek at the video for the song will air on Monday night’s edition of NBC’s The Voice.

The full video for “Baby Don’t Lie” will debut Tuesday on Vevo.


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Birthday Girl Katy Perry May Shame Betty Crocker Into Reinstating Her Favorite Frosting

Capitol RecordsKaty Perry‘s turning 30 on October 25, but instead of pondering what reaching this milestone truly means to her life and career, she’s preoccupied with making sure her birthday cake is perfect.  Luckily, the folks at Betty Crocker seem willing to reverse their product plan to make it happen.

“YO WHY WOULD U DISCONTINUE RAINBOW CHIP FROSTING? WHAT DA HECK AM I SUPPOSED 2 PUT ON MY FUNFETTI CAKE? HOW CAN I TURN 30 NOW?”

It seems the company stopped making Katy’s preferred rainbow chip frosting back in January, replacing it with rainbow sprinkle frosting instead.  This has sparked outrage among die-hard fans of the original frosting — they even set up a Facebook page demanding its reinstatement.  Others started a petition calling for the frosting to come back on the market, while prices for cans of the sweet, creamy treat soared on eBay.

Of course, Betty Crocker isn’t about to ignore the wishes of a global pop superstar who had a hit with a song called “Birthday” and made a lyric video for the tune featuring nothing but cakes, candy, frosting, sprinkles and cupcakes.

“Katy! One more week! Bringing the RC Frosting back is definitely being explored,” the company tweeted back to Katy, adding, “[Direct message] us. We’d like to send you a Bday gift!”

Stay tuned: Betty Crocker has until Saturday to make Katy’s birthday cake wishes come true.


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Jessie J Nixed “Superhero” Movie Roles, Part in “Kick-Ass 2″ Due to “Ridiculous” Schedule

Matt Irwin/Republic RecordsMost pop stars would jump at the chance to be involved in a major Hollywood movie, but Jessie J says she’s turned down several attractive acting offers…because she was just too busy.

Speaking to the British paper The Daily Star, Jessie says, “I’ve been offered superheroes. I was also offered a part in the last Kick-Ass movie. There was a role written for me in the film. I went and met with them but I couldn’t do it. My schedule is ridiculous. I’ve been approached again about another film but I’m somebody who definitely likes to focus on one thing so it doesn’t get diluted.”

Jessie, who acted onstage as a child, says she doesn’t want to get so distracted by a movie career that her music suffers.

“My pet hate is when an album and a film suffers because everyone is trying to do too much at once,” she tells the paper. “So maybe next year or the year after, if the right role comes along.”

Jessie also defended the fact that she’s been spending a great deal of time in the U.S. promoting her new album Sweet Talker.  Apparently, her British fans aren’t too happy about that, but she says that’s the way it goes.

“I’m not abandoning anyone,” Jessie said. “I’m a 26-year-old woman and if I want to live in L.A. I can. I’m British-born and bred. Whether I live in L.A., Paris or Taiwan, it’s my choice. I love my fans in the U.K.;  I just feel like they’ve had me for a long time. Any change is hard for them to get used to but they’re gonna have to get used to it a little bit.”

Jessie performed Friday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Look for her on The Queen Latifah Show on October 27.


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The Fray’s Joe King Marries “Vampire Diaries” Star Candice Accola

Andrew Toth/Getty ImagesHe and his girlfriend got engaged back in May of 2013, but now Joe King, guitarist for The Fray, has finally said “I do.”  E! Online reports that he tied the knot with Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola in New Orleans on Saturday.

Joe posted a photo of himself and Candice dancing together on their wedding day, captioning the photo, “My wife, she makes me wanna dance.”  Candice, who plays Caroline Forbes on The Vampire Diaries, posted a photo of the two kissing on her Instagram, with the caption, “Officially Mr. and Mrs. King! Best night ever!”

According to E!, the two tied the knot at the Montegut House in the Big Easy, walking down the aisle to famed New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty.   Shorty was a featured musician on Joe’s 2013 solo release.  Then, the two paraded down New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street, leading guests to the reception, where they celebrated with Candice’s Vampire Diaries co-stars Paul Wesley, Kat Graham and Michael Trevino.  Star Ian Somerhalder couldn’t make it, but he sent the happy couple his best wishes on Instagram.

Joe, who has two children from his first marriage, first met Candice at a Super Bowl event in 2011 and proposed to her in Florence, Italy, last May.  The band wrapped up a tour in support of their most recent album Helios in Switzerland this past week.

Back in December of 2013, Joe told ABC News Radio that his New Year’s resolution was to plan his wedding, so it’s been in the works for quite some time.


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Can Taylor Swift Move a Million…Again?

Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift’s last two albums — Speak Now and Red — both sold over a million copies in their first weeks of release.  That’s an almost unheard-of feat these days — and one that any artist, including Taylor herself, is unlikely to repeat.

Billboard reports that digital sales are down 11.5% for the first nine months of 2014, and initial sales projections of her new album, 1989, due October 27, have been revised downward.  They were initially projected at 1.1 million, which would be just about equal to what Red and Speak Now sold in their first weeks.  Now, Billboard says, the projections are closer to 750,000.

A top retail sales executive tells Billboard, “I don’t know if anybody can do it, except maybe Adele,” adding, “I was shocked that Justin Timberlake came so close.”  Justin’s album The 20/20 Experience sold 968,000 copies in its first week last year.  Adele’s next album won’t be out until 2015, by which time the music landscape will no doubt have changed again.

However, a senior Nashville executive tells Billboard, “If anyone can still do it, Taylor can. But it will be very difficult, even for her.”


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Pink’s Afraid Her New Musical Partner Will Fall in Love with Her Husband

Eliot Lee Hazel/RCA RecordsWhen Pink announced that she was teaming up with singer/songwriter Dallas Green for an intimate duo project called You + Me, some wondered if their respective spouses would mind all the time that the two were spending together.  But Pink says she’s not worried that Green has a crush on her: she’s worried that he has a crush on her husband.

Pink’s married to motocross racer Carey Hart, while Green is married to a Canadian TV personality named Leah Miller.  Speaking to Australian journalists, Pink joked, ““My thing is, I’m worried about Carey and [Dallas] falling in love because Carey is already his biggest fan. I am pretty in love with Leah.”

“I feel Leah and I will be shopping one day for face soaps and we’re going to come home, and they’re going to be spooning, one big tattoo, listening to records,” she laughed.

Green says that’s pretty accurate, saying that the night before he and Pink were scheduled to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and do their first-ever gig, he told his wife “I’ve got one goal for tomorrow.”  When she asked what it was, he replied, “‘I’m going to get Carey’s phone number!”

“And I did!” he adds.

To further demonstrate that Carey isn’t jealous of Green, Pink posted a photo of the two men hugging, with the caption, “Looks like the spouses are okay.”

Asked if the two will tour together, they say it’s a “possible maybe.”


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Celebrity Real Estate: Lady Gaga’s Buying, John Legend Is Selling

ABC/Rick PowellLady Gaga‘s a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, but apparently, she’s also a California girl.  TMZ reports that the star has just dropped $24 million on a huge mansion in Malibu.

Sources tell TMZ that the home sits on six acres, and features his-and-hers walk-in closets, a pool, gym, wine cellar, bowling alley, bocce ball court, a stable big enough for eight horses and even a “safe room.”

If you’re looking for someplace a bit more modest in La La Land, though, you may want to check out John Legend‘s house.  He and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, are selling their L.A. home for $1.995 million.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the house includes three bedrooms, including one that was converted into a studio, where Legend wrote and recorded songs for his Love in the Future album. The couple purchased it as a second home in 2007; their primary residence is in New York City.  But now, according to John, they feel it’s a bit too small.

“We’re ready to expand a little bit,” Legend says. “If we could have the twice-as-big version of this place, we would get it. We love the feel of this home.” He personalized the house by inscribing lyrics from his songs on a light fixture.


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Listen to a Preview of Gwen Stefani’s Collabo with Calvin Harris

Art Streiber/NBCGwen Stefani is one of the many guest stars on Calvin Harris‘ upcoming album Motion, and now the superstar deejay has posted a snippet of their collabo on Instagram.

Calvin captioned the video, “Little preview of my song with Gwen Stefani ‘Together’ from my new album Motion which u can preorder now!”

On the mid-tempo track, Gwen sings, “”We’re gonna wake up together/you won’t wanna go home/we’ll find love here together/and it feel so good in my” — we assume the word is “arms,” but the song cuts off there.

Motion comes out November 4. Gwen’s own single, “Baby Don’t Lie,” from her upcoming solo album, is supposed to arrive Sunday night at 9 p.m. PT, according to an ad on the music industry website AllAccess.

 

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Report: Mario Lopez’s Pop Star “One Night Stand” Was Britney Spears

Michelangelo Di Battista/RCA RecordsEarlier this month, Mario Lopez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and discussed the fact that he’d once had a one night stand with a “mega pop star,” but didn’t reveal her name.  Now, Us Weekly reports that they have it on good authority that the pop star was Britney, b***h.

Multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly that it was Britney Spears who Lopez romanced in Las Vegas “six…seven or eight years ago,” according to what he told Ellen.  At that time, Britney was single, having split from her husband Kevin Federline in 2006.  According to Us Weekly, Lopez was also unattached at the time; he was on a break from his then-girlfriend, Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff.

Lopez also told Ellen that he and the unnamed pop star are still friends.  Well, if it is indeed Britney, he’s telling the truth that they’re friends: he appeared onstage with her this past December during the opening night performance of her Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me.



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Iggy Azalea Takes to Twitter to Dish Deets on Ex Who’s Suing Her for “Divorce”

Grand Hustle/Def Jam RecordingsIggy Azalea is on a roll, and she’s not holding back.  After taking to Twitter to call out Snoop Dogg for dissing her, and then her record label for allegedly letting magazines publish unapproved images of her, she’s now revealing some of the behind-the-scenes details of her legal battles with her ex-boyfriend, Maurice Williams, aka Hefe Wine.

As previously reported, TMZ broke the story that Williams filed the divorce documents in an attempt to end what he calls a common-law marriage between himself and Iggy.  Williams had been battling the rapper over the rights to her early music, which she created during the years the two were in a relationship.  According to TMZ, if the judge recognizes the marriage, the music she made during the time they were together becomes their joint property, and proceeds would be split 50/50.

Referring to Williams’ attempts to claim a financial stake in Iggy’s early recordings based on an old contract, Iggy wrote on Twitter, “I’ve settled 2 old contracts privately. Both got a very fair sums & went on about their lives. Real cases are handled in court, not the press.  My lawyer agreed to be served ‘divorce’ papers but they want to hire someone to serve me in person, probably so it can be another TMZ story.”

“I also was told yesterday via his lawyer if i do not settle out of court they will go to the press and say i gave him an STD, whats next?,” Iggy added.

Addressing how Williams can possibly claim that they had a common-law marriage, Iggy continues, “Unfortunately to file common law ‘divorce’ all you need is three of your friends to sign a statement swearing the person’s story is true. Actually proving it in court is another story i’m just waiting to get in front of a judge so it can be disproven & obtain a restraining order.”

Iggy then goes on to reveal a sordid, alleged detail about Williams’ personal life.

“The thing that i find awfully sad about this whole story is that the mother of this mans 3 year old child is in court right now…saying he stalked, headbutted and tried to strangle her in january after their 7 year relationship ended,” she tweeted.  “Why is her truth being overlooked in favor of sensationalism? It makes me so sad & my heart goes out to [her].”

The rapper concludes by saying she’s confident that this whole matter will be cleared up soon.

“Since this whole ‘common law divorce’ thing has gone public thankfully I’ve had so many women support me and come fwd with info,” she tweeted. “I have such a great collection of witnesses now and I’m really excited to get my day in court and see justice prevail.”


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