Actress Natalie Portman has made a cameo appearance as a ghost in Paul McCartney’s ”Dance Tonight” video which premiered on You Tube yesterday. The track is taken from Paul’s upcoming 21st solo album – ”Memory Almost Full”. The album is slated to hit stores on June 5 (United States) and will be the first release for Hear Music, Starbuck’s Corporation’s record label. The video was directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and also stars Mackenzie Crook (The Office). Click on to watch the video…
R&B singer Rihanna has made it to the top of the UK Charts, and has made history doing so. The Barbados-born babe, who was busy performing at Radio One’s Big Weekend in Preston this weekend, scored the success with her single “Umbrella”. What’s special about this achievement is that the single hasn’t even gone on sale in physical format yet – the single is due to be released in stores next week (28th May). However, download sales for this track have been so strong that she was able to knock McFly from the top spot and soar to number 1 on downloads alone. This is the very first time that this has been done since rules changed to make downloads eligible for the chart. What a success story!
Read on to watch the video Umbrella:
In news that will shock many fans, British pop group Liberty X have announced that they will not be recording any further songs together. In a statement on the Official Liberty X Website they said: “We want to let the fans know that Liberty X won’t be doing any more recording together. All of us have separate projects we’re working on, and are excited about.
“We’re still the best of friends and we’ll still be doing all the dates on the current club tour. Also, we still intend to come together sometimes as Liberty X for one-off special events”.
The group were formed in 2001 on the UK TV Show ”Popstars”, originally calling themselves ”Liberty” but later changing to ”Liberty X” following a clash with another group of the same name. As well as many hit singles (including a UK number one for “Just a Little” in 2002) the band released 3 albums: Thinking It Over, Being Somebody and X.
British ‘Back to black’ singer Amy Winehouse married her fiance Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami on Friday. The singer (who has a tattoo of Blake’s name above her left breast) wed in a top secret ceremony on Miami beach. The pair met in 2005 and became engaged last month, after Winehouse took a day to consider her boyfriend’s proposal. However, the wedding came as a surprise to her family – her Dad was devastated at not being at the ceremony – reported to have cost just GBP 60.
Amy is currently on tour on the US – details are available on the Amy Winehouse website.
In a revealing interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, Beyonce told of her messy hair days and her nibbling on snacks.
“I like to walk around my house with bare feet and messy hair, but that can be sexy, too. I have an old-fashioned view on sexuality, in that I don’t think it should be in your face. It’s the opposite of who I am on stage.”
She also revealed how she used to enjoy eating pork skins whilst on the set filming Dreamgirls. “It is so tempting on film sets. They have these tables with every kind of food. I’d eat pork skins because that’s the closest thing to chips.”
Sounds like she’s a real down to earth girl. During an interview with the Daily Mirror she was quoted as saying that she prefers the curvy look to size zero. “You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun, not how much you weigh,” the Mirror quoted her, as saying. “My song Bootylicious is a celebration of curves and a woman’s natural body,” she added. We agree. Good for you Beyonce!
The nominations for the 2007 BET Awards were announced yesterday, with Beyonce Knowles leading the pack with a total of six nominations. Her nominations include nods for top female R&B artist, video for “Irreplaceable” and duets with Jay-Z on “Deja Vu” and “Upgrade U.”
This year’s awards will be hosted by Mo’Nique and air live in the US on Tuesday, June 26 from Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium (8 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (CT), tape delay to Mountain and Pacific Time Zones) and will honor the best in 15 categories in music, film, video and sports.
Other nominees at the ceremony include P Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara and Akon. Full List Of BET Nominations.
Britney Spears is continuing her comeback and fans in Florida will be able to see her this weekend. After performing with her act “The M+M’s” in San Diego, Anaheim and Los Angeles, she’s now taking the tour to the East Coast. She’s due to perform in Orlando on Saturday and Miami on Sunday. Tickets are already reportedly sold out for the 15-minute show in Orlando, however tickets for Sunday’s 8 p.m. show at Mansion Nightclub are still available for $40.
So get your tickets for the M & M Special Live Performance at Mansion Sunday May 20th fast before they sell out!
Girls Aloud kicked off their UK Greatest Hits Tour in Newcastle last night, and judging from these Girls Aloud concert photos they did so in wow style! The girls are set to play another 14 dates across from the UK which will see them perform their hit singles such as Something Kinda Ooh, Sound Of The Underground, The Show and I Think We’re Alone Now. Good things are planned for the Girls following the tour – they are currently working on their 4th studio album (due for release in October) and then in 2008 they’ll all make a cameo appearance in the re-make of the St. Trinians movie.
For more on the girls and to buy tickets for their remaining tour dates, check out the Girls Aloud Official Site.
Friends and fans of 22-year old Brit pop star Lily Allen have been bombarding her MySpace site with online messages of support following one of Lily’s recent postings in which she claimed she was fat, ugly and worse than fellow Brit act Amy Winehouse.Lily who is currently touring the US and promoting her debut album “Alright, Still” seems to have fallen into the trap that makes celebrities believe they need to flawless to make in the US. We know that’s nonsense and you only have to look at her successful album sales to know she’s a success! Her blog went on to say that she had been crying in her hotel room as a result of her weight and was considering gastric bypass surgery and laser liposuction. Well, here at Pop-Music.com we hope that Lily realises her natural beauty and pulls through this episode stronger than before.
Send Lily your support and read her original posting at The Lily Allen MySpace page.
Mariah Carey and Jon Bon Jovi will join in celebrating the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Gala on September 20th at Lincoln Center in New York City. Jon Bon Jovi will perform as part of a special tribute to VH1 Save The Music founder John Sykes during a ceremony that will also honor Mariah Carey for her unyielding support of the Foundation’s mission.
During the elaborate 10th anniversary celebration, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will honor Mariah Carey for her outstanding dedication to the organization over the years. Since 1998, Mariah Carey has been instrumental in helping the VH1 Save The Music Foundation achieve their goals by volunteering her time and efforts in various ways. Mariah has performed at several benefit shows including the very first “VH1 Divas” in 1998 and has been active in raising public awareness about the benefits of music education during events such as NBC’s “VH1 Save The Music Today! Week.” In 2006, Mariah donated the Escada dress she wore in her Intel Centrino Duo commercial, which later sold at auction to benefit The Foundation. For more on the VH1 Save The Music Foundation click here or head on over to MariahCarey.com for more Mariah news.