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More than just celebrity gossip

Lauryn Hill’s Tax Evasion Tour In the Works

As we predicted, Lauryn Hill is about to start singing for her supper again!

The recently sprung ex-Fugees member was recently released from the clink for tax evasion and now that her three months is up, Hill is looking to make some cash to pay off the balance and feed her children (she had 5 the last time we counted).

According to sources, Hill was set to have home detention for the next three months, but she has asked the judge presiding over her case to give her permission to perform and make some money and he bought it. With that out of the way, Lauryn is busy trying to promote her new single and book venues to promote it.

Hey, it’s either this or sing ‘No Woman, No Cry’ on the sidewalks and we cannot have our hip hop legends doing that, right?!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

SNEAK PEEK: MACHETE KILLS – Lady Gaga “Aura” Trailer

Lady Gaga makes her acting debut in the upcoming movie MACHETE KILLS alongside an all-star cast featuring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson. Check out this new trailer for MACHETE KILLS featuring a sneak preview of Lady Gaga’s never-before-released song “Aura” — from her forthcoming album ARTPOP, available November 11. To celebrate the song, MACHETE KILLS created a special lyric video featuring the entire “Aura” song that will launch Tuesday, October 8. Stay tuned to @MacheteKills for the launch of the lyric video!

Celine Dion Welcomes Britney Spears to Vegas

With Britney Spears about to set Las Vegas on fire with her amazing, death-defying Audiotune vocals and paint-by-numbers dance moves, Celine Dion is taking the high road and giving the performer some words of advice before her residency begins in December. Celine, who is now one o the most acclaimed Vegas performers of all time, had these nuggets of advice to give to Britney:

“What I wish for her, especially as a mother, is for her to find wonderful people who can help her find a balance between the artist that she is and the mother, and to try and find an emotional balance to cope with those two and be the best of both worlds. I think she can really do it!”

Silly Celine. Doesn’t she know that with AudioTune anything is possible?!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Ring In The New Year With Bruno Mars In Vegas!

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas once again sets the standard for unforgettable performances with two intimate New Year’s Eve shows by Grammy Award-winning recording artist and critically-acclaimed performer Bruno Mars. Yessssss!

Mars will perform in the resort’s new performance venue and event space, The Chelsea, on Dec. 29th and Dec. 31st. These shows will inaugurate the new venue and offer a peek at what’s to come for a series of exclusive Bruno Mars concert dates at The Chelsea in 2014.

The Cosmopolitan has a strong reputation of bringing world-class performers to intimate venues that stand out from the arenas where artists of this caliber typically perform.

“Bruno Mars is a perfect fit for The Cosmopolitan as he has a natural affinity for Las Vegas and is a true performer,” said John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan.

“Get ready, Vegas,” said singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Bruno Mars. “Me and the Hooligans are bringin’ live music to The Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea on New Year’s Eve. It’ll be our first time, but not our last.”

Mars will return to The Chelsea Feb. 15th and 16th, May 23rd and 24th and Aug. 22nd and 23rd. Tickets for all shows will go on sale Friday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. PDT.

The Chelsea will offer guests a more avant-garde approach to entertainment than currently exists in Las Vegas. The 50,000 square-foot venue will feature cast glass chandeliers, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a decorative grand staircase. In addition, remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props and the latest technology seamlessly woven throughout will come together to create a brilliant backdrop for concert-goers. The Chelsea can accommodate 3,000 guests, presenting Mars’ talent in an exciting up-close setting.

The New Year’s festivities commence with two shows by Bruno Mars on Dec. 29th and 31st. Each celebration will begin at 9 p.m. inside The Chelsea, offering revelers the opportunity to soak in the unique atmosphere of the new space. For the Dec. 31st performance, Mars will not only take the stage, but will count down and commemorate the midnight hour, officially marking what is sure to be a groundbreaking year of entertainment in the new venue. Tickets for Dec. 29th and New Year’s Eve shows start at $150 while tickets for 2014 shows start at $95. Tickets for all shows will be released for sale Friday, Sept. 29th at 10 a.m. PDT, available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.

Louis Tomlinson Has Voice Problems, Y’all

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So, super sad news in the music world came with a tweet from One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson. Yes, Louis took to Twitter to announce that he’s suffering from voice problems. His exact tweet?

“I have lost my voice.”

Cue the ‘oh noes!’…

Super sad times, guys and gals. Super sad times.

It seems Louis has had several health problems recently, including one that caused him to pull out of a charity football match due to another injury that happened when he was at another match in honor of former footballer Stiliyan Petrov. Which, in case you haven’t heard, involved getting physically injured and then proceeding to limp to the sideline, only to throw-up on the sidelines. That would be in front of 60,000 plus.

I have officially decided, by the way, that Louis Tomlinson is my favorite One Direction member. Take note. I love him.

 

Rihanna Doesn’t “Order Out” For Men While On Tour

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Rihanna has been keeping it down low on the dating front (thank gawd), but she sure has been busy with photo shoots. She covers the November 2013 issue of Glamour looking au natural.

I think she looks fab! We don’t have any highlights from the interview yet, but we do have some of Ri’s interview with BBC’s Alan Carr and yes, they are worth sharing. Check them out below.

On Barbados Carnivale:

Barbados carnival is a part of our culture. That’s how we dress – in as little as possible – and we just party. Party for miles on the road. We get a truck and then we get off and on and we… It’s fun. You just party for hours. All day long.

If she gets mad that people think all she does is party:

It doesn’t piss me off because they don’t know me. So it’s easy for them to draw their own conclusion, it’s their right to. How can they know any different. But I just try to be as honest with myself as possible, be realistic with who I am. It’s not just partying. I’ve become a square, I hate partying. Maybe because it’s the same music every night. I don’t know, ya’ll feel me? Maybe we need some new DJs or something.

Whether she “order outs” for men while she’s on tour to get her “womanly needs” met:

I’m such a bootleg rockstar. I literally do…nothing. I’m embarrassed to say that. It’s disgusting, pathetic. I tell you, I’m a bit of a square recently.

Paulina Rubio Is Crazy!

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So says her ex-husband.

The X Factor judge and her ex, Nicolás Vallejo-Nájera, are battling it out in court in a bitter custody over their son and he claims that Rubio still hasn’t undergone a court mandated psychological examination.

If Rubio doesn’t go to the shrink soon, her ex may have their previous decision overturned and she may have to hand over their son, who has been with the singer in America as she tapes her television show.

Maybe Paulina can get a 5150 hold placed on her during the show and spike up the ratings? Simon Cowell couldn’t get any crazy out of Britney Spears as she was too medicated to bring her A-game of crazy. And they certainly could use a bit of a boost!

Stay tuned…

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Gilt City’s Exclusive Album Launch Party for Gloria Estefan in Hollywood

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Last night, Gilt City hosted the official launch party for Gloria Estefan’s new album, “The Standards,” featuring an artist Q&A hosted by television personality and comedian, Kathy Griffin, at Bardot in Hollywood. During this intimate, Gilt City members-only event, guests got a chance to personally meet and take photos with the legendary recording artist and hear firsthand what “The Standards” is all about.

Taking cues from some of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time, “The Standards,” which debuted September 10th, includes covers of Estefan’s favorites from the Great American Songbook. She recently told Billboard Magazine, “I chose songs that had special meaning and relevance in my own life so that I could dig deep and share the emotions that accompany these songs in my heart and soul.” Tracks will include Estefan’s English translation of her wedding song, “The Day You Say You Love Me,” and classics such as “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Smile.” The album also features collaborations with artists such as Laura Pausini, Joshua Bell and Dave Koz.

Photo via Vincent Sandoval

Jason Derulo’s Marry Me Video IS Adorable

Jason DeRulo recently released his video for Marry Me and let me just say, it is THE cutest thing ever…cute if you like to see a young couple in love, wanting the entire world to know how much they adore each other.

Yes, Jordin Sparks is in the video. Yes, Jason dances in the video. Yes, the couple makes out and canoodle through most of the video.

Ahhh, young love.

Miley Cyrus Says She’s In A Different League Now

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Miley Cyrus is everywhere and she’s just not going to stop. Miley has been quite busy with the magazine cover shoots with her latest being Fashion magazine’s November issue. And in the issue, it is quite surprising to hear her talk about her relationship with Liam Hemsworth and how she wanted to leave him back in February!

Check out the highlights from the interview below:

ON HER SONG CALLED “DRIVE”:

“I wrote it while I was working on Valentine’s Day— emotionally it was such a hard time. It is about needing to leave someone but not really wanting to completely cut yourself off from the relationship. It’s a time when you want to leave but you can’t. It’s also about moving on.”

ON THE COMPETITIVE NATURE OF THE INDUSTRY:

“At an office, everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same. What I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with. Fashion is what separates me from everyone else.”

ABOUT THE VMA PERFORMANCE (YES, AGAIN):

“I was trying to slap Robin [Thicke’s] a** but no one saw it! Believe me! MTV edited so much. They cut almost everything I did. I’m proud of that performance. I feel like music is really stale right now. I could have guessed what a lot of artists would have done that night. The reaction to what I did has been insane. I think it was a breath of fresh air! For the people that don’t get it, you weren’t meant to.”

ON COMPETING AGAINST OTHER POP STARS:

“I feel like I’m in a different lane now. When it comes to critics, I have my blinders on and I don’t really feel like I have to compete with other pop artists. I never think, ‘oh this performance is going to make her look bad or out-shadow her’ either but if there is no competition, there would be no reason for any of us to show up for work. At an office everyone is trying to be boss. Pop music is the same. What I wear adds a factor that other girls can’t compete with.”

K. Michelle Called Out by IRS!

We thought we were going to get through another week without another hip hop star getting called out by Uncle Sam, but how silly of us! Just when we were about to throw in the towel, the IRS picked it up and slapped one in the mouth. So who is up next in the latest line of broke down wannabe rich hip hop stars?

Well, it’s not exactly a hip hop star yet but close enough!

Love & Hip Hop star K. Michelle is somewhat infamous for slapping people, but let’s see her try to do the same to the IRS! According to documents, K. Michelle didn’t pay all of her monies in 20078 ($47,710) and 2009 ($4,700). And a bit of change.

She broke out in 2009 with a song featuring Missy Elliott and less than three years later, she is broke down.

When will these celebrities ever learn that Uncle Sam don’t play when it comes to his payday?!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

We Almost Lost One of the PopTarts Over the Weekend

Rihanna.

Remember her?

Let us refresh your memory.

She’s the one that used to be known for stunt queen partial nudity before Miley Cyrus decided hat clothes are for losers. Well, over the weekend, she was almost killed by wildlife. Unfortuntely, for the entire world, the animal had pity on her and let her make it.

Ri-ho-ho was in Phuket over the weekend trying to get freaky with a loris and of course, she just had to run to one of her social media accounts to let everyone know where she was and what she was doing. Rihanna posted photos with a cute furry animal. As it turns out, the cute furry animal is known as a loris, which can be deadly if it releases its poison. Basically, if it comes into contact with humans, the poison would have had Rihanna twerkin’ until nothing was workin’.

As in death.

But Ri-Ri, ever the survivor, managed to live another day and now that loris is being seen as a heel for not carrying out the deed.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

HOLLA: New Kanye West Yeezus Tour Dates Added!

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21-time Grammy Award-winner (and 52-time Grammy nominee…yes, REALLY) Kanye West will return to the road this fall for THE YEEZUS TOUR. The 23-city North American tour, presented by AEG Live, is in support of his gold album YEEZUS, the most critically acclaimed new album of 2013 and the 6th consecutive #1 album of his storied career. West – a legendary live performer – combines state-of-the-art staging, production, and lighting design with his unmatched aesthetic, visionary creative mind, and an increasingly impressive catalogue of hits spanning his decade-long career. To date, Kanye West has sold over 21 Million albums and over 66 Million digital tracks worldwide. They don’t call him Yeezus for nothing.

HONDA CENTER – ANAHEIM, CA – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10AM PST
Tickets and VIP Experiences for the Anaheim, CA show will go on sale on Friday, September 27 at 10am PST.

NATIONWIDE ARENA – COLUMBUS, OH – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10AM EST

Tickets and VIP Experiences for the Columbus, OH show will go on sale on Friday, September 27 at 10am EST.

BELL CENTRE – MONTREAL, QUE– THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT 10AM EST
Tickets and VIP Experiences for the Montreal, QUE show will go on sale on Saturday, September 28 at 10am EST.

WELLS FARGO CENTER – PHILADELPHIA, PA – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10AM EST
Tickets and VIP Experiences for the Philadelphia, PA show will go on sale on Friday, September 27 at 10am EST.

VERIZON CENTER – WASHINGTON D.C. – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10AM EST
Tickets and VIP Experiences for the Washington D.C. show will go on sale on Friday, September 27 at 10am EST.

PHILIPS ARENA – ATLANTA, GA – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 12PM EST
Tickets and VIP Experiences for the Atlanta, GA show will go on sale on Friday, September 27 at 12pm EST.

Joining Kanye in exclusive support on THE YEEZUS TOUR will be Top Dawg Entertainment’s own Kendrick Lamar, who has emerged as one of the-brightest young talents in hip-hop today. Lamar’s debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city, released in October of last year, was recently certified platinum by the RIAA.

THE YEEZUS TOUR is Kanye West’s first major itinerary since his WATCH THE THRONE tour with JAY Z in 2011 – the highest grossing tour in hip-hop history – and his first solo tour since 2008’s critically acclaimed GLOW IN THE DARK tour. Recently, the Washington Post hailed West as “a visionary who’s managed to tweak the serial rhythms that dictate so much of our pop culture diet. He doesn’t do cliffhangers. He jumps off…We gasp, gawk and wonder, ‘Where will he land?’”

OH EM GEE: Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 Streaming NOW!

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Just because I really have no words at the moment, I’m going to cut to the chase. Here’s the tracklisting for JT’s 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 and there’s the link below for you to stream the ENTIRE album in full. You’re welcome.

1. Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want)
2. True Blood
3. Cabaret (feat. Drake)
4. TKO
5. Take Back the Night
6. Murder (feat. Jay-Z)
7. Drink You Away
8. You Got It On
9. Amnesia
10. Only When I Walk Away
11. Not A Bad Thing

You can now stream the album in its entirety on iTunes here.

Miley’s Stylists Spare NO Expense

Being Miley Cyrus is hard work.

Really.

When you are one of the richest poptarts in the world, it takes tons of money to make you look a certain way.

Tons.

So do not even question Miley’s mission when she turned to her stylists and said with her most serious face:

“Spare no expense! Make me look like a Polish hooker working near the back fields of Krakow.”

Mission accomplished.

Haters may scoff, but Miley is a sinspiration to young hookers girls everywhere! Not only is she saving households tons of money with her lack of clothing that influences what all girls under 25 buy, but she is bringing back whore core values to America! It’s almost enough to make us shed a tear here at CelebrityVipLounge. Miley Cyrus is a national treasure that must be celebrated!

And if you are wanting to steal this look, it’s quite easy and quite cheap. All you need are some cotton swabs, some dental floss, and a dead baby rabbit. Mix, stir, skin it, and blur the lines of common sense, taste, and decency simultaneously!

And before you hate on her, let us remind you who has the #1 single in the country right now? Who is the envy of every girl this side of the ho stroll equator right now? Who has one of the hot Hemsworth brothers on her arm right now?

Eiza Gonzalez?

Oops.

Wait.

I guess those classy get-ups can only carry a poptart so far!

additional reporting: A Neff. King