There were reports a few weeks ago that Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose had gotten marriage certificates and that a wedding was upcoming. Well, clear to form, the date has arrived and the two have made it legal.
Via Twitter, Amber Rose alerted her fans about the wedding:
“Yay me and my baby are officially married!!!”
The official wedding was small according to reports and Kahlifa, 25, wanted his fans to know that he was going all out for their expensive wedding, which they are currently planning.
“Me and Amber got married today. Weddings this fall. Thought I’d let yall know.”
Their son, Sebastian Thomaz, was born on February 21st.
Now all the gold diggers can cross Wiz’s name off their lists…
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS announce today their fall North American tour that will kick off this September in Atlanta (September 27th). This will be the first US tour in support of the new album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS. The tour will run through October where it will end in Los Angeles with a headlining performance at the historic Hollywood Bowl amphitheater (October 12th).
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, July 12th at 10am. Presale will begin Wednesday July 10th at 10am with purchase of LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS. Check Thirtysecondstomars.com for links. VIP tickets will be available and include a meet and greet with the band and side of stage access during their performance. Purchase VIP tickets at AdventuresInWonderland.com
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS have performed at festivals across Europe all summer, including Rock am Ring, Download Festival, and Rock Werchter. During their two-year tour in support of their previous album This Is War, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS played over 311 shows in nearly 60 countries on six continents to an astounding three million people, breaking the Guinness World Record® for most shows played during album cycle.
Thirty Seconds to Mars – North American Fall Tour
Date City Venue On Sale Date
9/27 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle 7/12
9/29 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 7/12
10/1 Montreal, QC Metropolis 7/12
10/3 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy 7/12
10/4 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion 7/12
10/8 Denver, CO The Fillmore 7/13
10/9 Magna, UT The Great Saltair 7/12
10/11 San Jose, CA Event Center at San Jose State 7/12
10/12 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Available Now
As they put the finishing touches on their second album GOING TO HELL, the TAYLOR MOMSEN-fronted THE PRETTY RECKLESS will kick off an extensive nationwide fall North American tour September 20 in Huntington, New York through November 11 in Boston, MA (see dates below, with more to be announced). MOMSEN and her bandmates are primed to deliver nothing short of killer performances on this tour, with many shows promoted by Live Nation.
“To say we’re psyched to get back out on the road is an understatement,” says MOMSEN. We’re ready to cause some serious damage, and it’s now at a whole new level for us.”
The Live Nation pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, July 10 at 10:00 am. The password is “canuck” and for more information click here. The public onsale will begin Friday, July 12 at 10:00am. VIP package options with meet and greets will be available.
THE PRETTY RECKLESS are coming off tours with Guns N’ Roses, Evanescence and Marilyn Manson, and their new set list will include new material from GOING TO HELL due out in late 2013. It will follow the group’s debut LP Light Me Up which went on to sell over 1,000,000 units in combined singles and album sales worldwide.
The band has previewed two songs off GOING TO HELL on their new website Goingtohell.xxx that was launched with a haunting album trailer, followed by the lyric video for the bracing “Follow Me Down” and a teaser for “Burn.” The latter song shows another side of the hard rocking band. Against a lone acoustic guitar, MOMSEN vocally digs deep into her lyrics about a dark, fractured relationship.
“This is not a new chapter in the life of the band; it’s a new book,” says MOMSEN. “The band has matured and our sound has evolved dramatically. The record took almost a year to make. It’s gratifying knowing it’s nearing completion. I’m very excited to get new music out for our fans very soon.”
Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson seems to be in a stomping mood. As in stomping women with his shoe. The rapper/actor has been charged with domestic violence for allegedly kicking his babymama and destroying her condominium. The woman in question is his on and off piece for three years, model Daphne Joy.
On June 23rd, it seems that the two got into an altercation and things started flying around her Toluca Lake, California residence. The police were summoned and when they got there, the woman was locked away in a bedroom away from 50′s happy feet. But 50 huffed, puffed, and knocked that door down, as well as breaking a few chandeliers, furniture, a television, and a lamp. Before the police could arrive, 50 Cent was gone with the wind, but the police tallied up everything and charged him with five misdemeanors: 1 count of domestic violence and 4 counts of vandalism.
50 Cent faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.
No, not that Diana! Buckingham Palace would go into hysterics otherwise!
The other Diana!
As in Diana Ross!
Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson have been seen before together only once before. Two times means it’s love in Hollywood, apparently. Two weeks ago they were seen in Cabo and on Monday they were spotted at Teddy’s Nightclub in West Hollywood. This is a bit of cougarage for Ashlee, since she – at 28 – is 4 years older than Evan Ross’ 24.
Since breaking up with her former husband (and father of her 4 year old son Bronx) Pete Wentz in December 2011, Simpson has kept her loins warmed over, dating Boardwalk Empire star Vincent Piazza until as recently as last November. Evan is no slouch in linkage contests either. The actor has been spotted out with Brittany Snow, Hayden Pannettiere, and even Lindsay Lohan.
She allegedly made over $1 million dollars singing for the President of Turkmenistan over the weekend, but now that the check has been cashed, accusations are coming fast and furious about why Jennifer Lopez is singing for a man that represses and tortures his people. For a stupid famewhore like J.Lo, the answer is simple…
she doesn’t read!
Human Rights Watch and other groups came after J.Lo and her asses this weekend after learning what the singer did for a check. But did J.Lo return the money, donate it to charity?
Hell to the naw!
J.Lo and her people had a (free) excuse: they claim not to know about any human rights being committed in the country.
So, you mean to tell me that with her all her money, J.Lo cannot google that and find out?
Well, all you Bey stans will be super pumped to know that another new song has been leaked. Ahem. And by leaked, I mean that Bey’s record label more than likely secretly released the track and then said, oh em gee someone leaked the song, oh dammit! I’m not gonna lie, but the song is pretty good.
At any rate, Bey’s song “Standing on the Sun” is out there for your listening pleasure and you can check it out via our friends at Hollywood Hiccups here. Enjoy!
After infamously divorcing her ex and a nasty custody battle over their twins, rock star Melissa Etheridge just announced plans to marry following the Supreme Court rulings overturning DOMA.
Her partner, Linda Wallem, 52, is the creator of the television hit Nurse Jackie. The two have been together since 2010 following Etheridge’s separation from former actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. Etheridge has two other children from a previous relationship. The couple are planning to marry in California.
Beijing has made big waves in short time. Since debuting their own special brand of alternative rock just a few years ago, this American band from Connecticut has achieved national success and plenty of indie buzz. Compared to such popular acts as The Smashing Pumpkins and Kings of Leon, Beijing is steadily climbing its way to worldwide acclaim.
Forming in mid-2011, Beijing (Eric Thornberg – vox, Bill Pruchnicki – drums, Jack Hoppingarner – bass, vox, Thom Smith – guitar, synthesizer, vox) released their debut EP, “It’s Not So Simple’. Four tracks of tricked out grunge set off by Thornberg’s vocal prowess that buzzed and burned over each song. This album set the band on a course they are presently still on. They are ramping and rocking…
2013 brings their latest effort for release. ‘Night‘ is the dark and edgy album that fans have been waiting for and it delivers. “Wax Wings” begins with a staccato guitar and then builds into a melding of vocals and melodies featuring lyrics that go over and under the chorus. “Broken Glass” is probably the band’s standout. If you like pure rock Americana-style, this is it. Another track worth mentioning is the track “Standing”, a mid-tempo song about love and loss. Beijing is currently on tour in support of the release, with a follow-up album set for early 2014.
NYC artist Tomas Doncker is on a journey to spread global soul to a worldwide scale. The sound of his latest album elicits rhythms from both East and West Africa, as well as the Carribean. The album diverges across several genres of music, giving listeners a snapshot to music from all over the world.
For over twenty years, Doncker has made a name for himself in the New York City music scene. He has worked with a long list of heavyweights in the industry, including artists Yoko Ono, Bonnie Raitt, and Me’shell N’degeocello to name a few. His latest release finds him paying tribute to Howlin’ Wolf, the great blues legend. “The Tomas Doncker Band’s Howlin’ Wolf E.P.”, was released this month on True Groove Records.
This summer, Tomas will create the score to Diablo Love, from playwright Mando Alvarado. Directed by Alfred Preisser and presented by Time Warner, the premiere was at NYC SummerStage Theatre. The new EP will feature “Shook Down”, a piece co-written with the Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Yusef Komonyakaa. The album focuses on the legacy of classic blues and Howlin’ Wolf. Rounding out the Tomas Doncker band are: Dave Barnes – harp, Nicke Rolfe – piano, James Dellatacoma – guitar, Josh David – bass, and Damon Duewhite – drums.
The five tracks have a distinct Doncker touch on them, channeling a classic blues production, with a bit of edginess and raciness thrown in for added measure. For those that enjoy Tomas’ prominent vocals, they are clearly evident on tracks like Spoonful and Smokestack Lightning. The latter, written by Howlin’ Wolf himself is the funk fans are expecting, delivered full throttle in a moving tribute.
Add Katy Perry to the list of celebrities to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s hard to believe that Perry has been in the business THAT long to get a star, but I’m not sure what the stipulations or qualifications really are to GET an actual star on the Walk of Fame.
On Thursday various celebrities were announced as future recipients of the coveted Hollywood tradition.
Perry, along with late rapper Tupac, ’80s MTV star and General Hospital actor Rick Springfield and Ray Parker Jr., (you know, the guy who sang the Ghostbusters movie theme), Orlando Bloom, Claire Danes, the late Phil Hartman, Sally Field, Jessica Lange, Dabney Coleman and Liam Neeson were named as soon to be star recipients.
So when will these celebs get their stars?
Well they have five years to arrange a ceremony for their honor. Whether Perry is washed up or still relevant in five years, she’ll still have her star y’all!
Are you ready for an amazing summer music festival???!!!
Each year the ESSENCE Festival combines culture, community, music, and empowerment for an action-packed weekend of fun for the whole family. Hosted in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, July 4th – 7th, the 2013 ESSENCE Festival kicks off with a free-to-the-public “Family Reunion Day” for all ages. The event includes advice and motivational stories of success; cooking competitions and demonstrations; family games with prizes; and musical performances (Biz Markie, the Brass-A-Holics, CUPID, Doug E Fresh, Gina Brown & Anutha Level, Tweet and the Stooges Brass Band)—all capped off by a dazzling fireworks display.
There’s much more in store for the rest of the weekend, including The ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage, the very core of the ESSENCE Festival. There, attendees can listen to notable icons, newsmakers, national leaders, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, celebrities, journalists, educators, and experts as they showcase the many dimensions of the African-American community including a central focus on information to improve women’s day-to-day lives. There will also be notable panels to discuss jobs and the economy, education, gun violence in our cities, the mortgage crisis, immigration, relationships, and images on reality television.
And of course, the 2013 ESSENCE Festival headliners are better than ever, with performances by Beyoncé, New Edition, Maxwell, Blackstreet, LL Cool J, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, Solange, Brandy, Faith Evans, Janelle Monae; and speakers such as Steve Harvey, Rev. Al Sharpton, Iyanla Vanzant, Marc Morial, Lisa Nichols, and Dr. Steve Perry.
Iggy Azalea recently chatted it up in various interviews about her life before stardom, how she fell in love with hip hop at the age of 12 (and it was all because of Tupac…see video below), writing rhymes to impress a boy and how she felt alone growing up in Australia because of her parents’ unstable relationship.
It’s always kind of interesting to see where stars came from, albeit crazy. It brings them down to our level…a tad.
Check out highlights from Azalea’s recent interview with Nylon below.
ON WHETHER SHE WAS ALWAYS INTO HIP HOP AND RAP GROWING UP:
I’ve always been into it. Not from birth, but I think nobody is really into a same type of music until, probably, they hit puberty and decide to do their own thing. And you want to wear not the clothes your mother gave you, and you want to listen to your own music and have your own style and be your own person. So from that point, I’ve always loved rap music.
ON HER DEBUT MIXTAPE’S TITLE, “IGNORANT ART”:
I see an ongoing theme in my music as experimenting with rap and different styles of sounds and blending them. There’s this funny kind of culture in rap music of hip-hop purists who believe that rap music should sound one way, and that’s the correct or right way for it to sound–the “real rap” sound versus something else–and I think that something else sometimes gets labeled as ignorant. I think art can be ignorant or really crude. Basquiat was an artist that I based my cover off because I think his art was very crude and sometimes misunderstood. Crude not in a rude way, but in a raw way. Not polished. If I tell a story, then that’s real rap, but if I talk about vaginas, then that’s not art anymore. What is real rap? What is art?
ON HER “THE NEW CLASSIC” COMING OUT IN SEPTEMBER:
It’s a bit more story telling. It’s stuff that you can dance to. Definitely high-energy things, but I talk a bit more about relationships and stories that I have about different relationships that I’ve had with guys. Or, I talk a lot about chasing your dreams or chasing my dreams. Dreams, men, and twerking are the three subjects.
ON WHAT ROLE FASHION PLAYS IN HER ART:
I think that it’s really important–fashion. But, I love fashion in the costume way. Not to say that how I dress is a costume, but I love movie characters, and I love the fashion of costumes and characters more than I like to look at a runway.
ON HER STYLE ICONS:
I really like Grace Kelly. I just think she’s so chic and she had great classical tailoring. I like characters. I like Grease. I like Lola Bunny from Space Jam because she’s always wears high-waisted shorts and a crop top when she plays basketball, which I wear quite often. I have her bang. My ponytail could be her rabbit ears. I like The Nanny girl Fran. She’s my style icon, Fran Drescher. I love her suits! They’re so gaudy and awesome.
ON CHALLENGES OF BEING A FEMALE RAPPER:
I think it’s hard to be aggressive and not be masculine. It’s very hard to balance that and still be feminine. And to have people want to listen to you, sonically: your tone and also your message. When somebody is too masculine as a woman I even think it’s a bit cringe-y. It’s a difficult tightrope walk.
ON WHAT DIFFERENTIATES HER FROM OTHER WOMEN IN HIP-HOP:
We have our own story to tell or things that we want to say. Some of us just want to say that we dress well or that we’re the baddest bitch. Everybody is something. Sometimes people don’t necessarily have a story. For me, I just always feel like I want to be powerful, and that’s what my music is about, whether it’s telling a story–like “Work,” about how I got to where I am and for that to hopefully make other people feel motivated to follow their dreams or just making a badass song like “Pu$$y,” where it makes you feel confident. My reoccurring theme is just trying to make you feel like you’re powerful.
IN THREE WORDS HOW SHE WOULD DESCRIBE HER SOUND:
I think it’s energetic, probably experimental–it’s not crude–but it’s taboo. It’s like, ‘Did she really just say that?’ Yeah, I said it.
IN THREE WORDS, HOW HER MOM WOULD DESCRIBE HER SOUND:
Hey it can happen to the best of us and especially to those who live in the spotlight and under a microscope on the daily. But a celebrity male to have an eating disorder? Yes, it can happen (and could very well be happening right before our eyes)! Rumors are floating around that One Direction boyband member Zayn Malik is losing weight rapidly as a result of an eating disorder!
An insider close to the singer claims that Zayn began eating very healthy and working out regularly recently to try and get in shape for the band’s tour, but now he may have taken things too far.
Check out a recent photo of Zayn looking eerily thin via our friends at Girls Talkin Smack here.
Okay this is just plain weird. Kanye West has teamed up with none other than Scott Disick to promote his new album “Yeezus”.
First of all, why??
Second of all, WHYYYYYYYY???!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Third of all, yep, Ye is brainwashed. He’s gotta be. There’s no other explanation for this!
Today the rapper premiered an American Psycho-inspired short film for his new album and in case you are interested to see what this hot mess is all about, we’ve got the video clip below.
Check out Disick as he plays a character (as in attempts acting) who brutally murders Kim Kardashian’s BFF Jonathan Cheban.
I do not know what the purpose of this promotional video is. What I do know is he isn’t going to need any promotion for Yeezus as it has already hit number one in the UK on iTunes and is sitting pretty at the number two spot in the US just HOURS after it was released.