Saturday, April 30, 2011
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Jared Leto and company are headlining the New Jersey fest Friday night and sharing the weekend with the likes of Lil Wayne and Mötley Crüe.
By James Montgomery
You'd think, given the worldwide tour in support of their This Is War album, that 30 Seconds to Mars would have logged at least a half-dozen New York City-area shows by this point. But you'd be wrong: To date, they've played exactly one NYC concert (an April 21, 2010, gig at Roseland Ballroom), which is just part of the reason they're looking forward to Friday night's (April 29) headlining slot at the Bamboozle Festival in nearby East Rutherford, New Jersey.
"Bamboozle is going to be insanity. I mean, insanity," frontman Jared Leto told MTV News during Thursday night's "30 Seconds to Mars: State of the Union" live stream. "We've only played one New York City-area show in this record cycle, so I think it's going to be madness."
30STM will share the weekend with an assortment of artists, including Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Mötley Crüe, Taking Back Sunday and the Gaslight Anthem, to name just a half-dozen. And, to hear 30 Seconds to Mars tell it, that's half the fun. Sure, they've been playing to sold-out arenas of their own fans for more than a year now, but nothing compares to the thrill — and the challenge — of trying to win over an audience of other people's fans.
"Nothing can really beat your own show, but festivals are really great too," guitarist Tomo Milicevic said. "At festivals, you play in front of other fans too."
The 2011 Bamboozle Festival takes over the New Meadowlands Stadium parking lot in East Rutherford, New Jersey, all weekend. MTV News will be on hand to bring you all the madness!
Which act would you most like to see at Bamboozle? Let us know in the comments!Related Videos
Friday, April 29, 2011
What's the latest casting news out of Simon Cowell's new singing competition, The X Factor? The show's cohosts are close to being locked in.
If Entertainment Weekly's sources are correct, then the hosting gig will be shared by Pussycat Dolls singer (and Dancing with the Stars winner) Nicole Scherzinger and High School Musical star Corbin Bleu. (If your age doesn't have a 'teen' on the end of it, you might be more likely to recognize Bleu from his guest appearance on The Good Wife, playing Alicia's DJ client last fall.)
Bleu and Scherzinger have yet to fully commit to the show, but both are said to be close to signing deals. And why wouldn't they? Everything Cowell touches turns to gold; with his erstwhile Idol costar Paula Abdul rumored to be joining him on the X Factor judging panel and a role of some sort lineu p for Mariah Carey, this series has H-I-T written all over it.
"The idea is to have a guy and a girl hosting the show, because funny enough I like working on shows with two hosts," Cowell told TV Guide last month.? "I want (Scherzinger) to do it, but we've got to get the deal done and find someone she has chemistry with."
Well, feisty is good! Steven Tyler's already proven that on American Idol.
- Artist: Beyoncé
- Label: Columbia, Music World Music
- Director: Hype Williams
- Album: I Am...Sasha Fierce
'You can only spit on a certain level in order to even keep up,' Royce tells MTV News about Bad Meets Evil EP.
By Rob Markman
When it comes to SoundScan, it's no secret that Eminem is a juggernaut. His 2010 album, Recovery, is fast approaching 4 million copies sold and earlier this week, his sophomore album, The Marshall Mathers LP, was certified diamond.
But according to Royce da 5'9," when he and Slim Shady began recording their upcoming Bad Meets Evil EP, the only thing on their minds was creating raw hip-hop.
"Me and Em, when we started hangin' again — he don't go anywhere — so we were hangin' at the studio," Royce recalls. "And we just started making records, just making 'em because we were both in the lab and we had free time."
The casual recording led to some serious heat, Royce said. So much heat, in fact, that Shady Records decided to release an EP rather than let the songs fall by the wayside.
Nickel Nine and Em first teamed up to form Bad Meets Evil more than a decade ago, releasing the songs "Nothin' to Do," "Scary Movies" and "I'm King" on Game Recordings in 1999. The pair had a falling out, but eventually reconciled. In January, it was announced that Eminem had signed Royce's rap quartet, Slaughterhouse, to his Shady Records label. And earlier this week, the duo revealed plans to release an a-yet-untitled Bad Meets Evil EP in June.
The reunion forced the already well-regarded Royce to step his game up lyrically.
"To me, [Eminem is] one of the greatest rappers ever. So if you're standing in there with him and watching him create, you can only spit on a certain level in order to even keep up," Royce said. "With me, I feel like it's good for me because I get pushed. It brings more out of me."
In the end, the veteran lyricist insisted that, with Bad Meets Evil, there's no pressure to make hits. "We went in and did actually 11 records, two of 'em leaked, so we're gonna use the other nine and that was it," he explained. "We didn't go do 15 records and try to pick the best. We didn't make it an Eminem album so Eminem is under the same pressure of selling what he normally sells. We're not really thinking about that.
"We just wanted to do a raw hip-hop record that's put out on a bigger stage," Royce added. "I think that's what hip-hop is missing."
What are you expecting from the Bad Meets Evil EP? Let us know in the comments!Related Artists
Thursday, April 28, 2011
If you can?t get enough of the ?Glee? cast and their beautiful voices ? you're in luck. It was recently confirmed that the FOX hit show is releasing a Christmas album featuring the cast singing covers of 12 holiday classics, which will be out on November 16. The complete list of the featured holiday songs on the album is as follows: 1. We Need A Little Christmas (Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer) 2. Deck The Rooftop (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, and Jenna Ushkowitz) 3. Merry Christmas Darling (Lea Michele) 4. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss) 5. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year (Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris) 6. Last Christmas (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chris Colfer) 7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz) 8. O Christmas Tree (Matthew Morrison) 9. Jingle Bells (Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Kevin McHale) 10. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (k.d. lang and Morrison) 11. Angels We Have Heard On High (Amber Riley) 12. O Holy Night (Lea Michele) [gallery=743]
The girls travel to Morocco and Molly blames her everpresent stinkface on being adopted. Brittani talks about killing snakes in the trailer park. Alexandria is freaked out by a monkey that jumps on her back... she must have seen that 90210 episode with Annie getting bitten by one. ALT meets them at Noureddine Amir's studio and the girls have to walk in some of Amir's sculptural creations.
Then ALT packs them in a van, and takes them to tea on a rooftop desk so they can all have a little chat. Then they get to see their new house, which is stunning, but a bunch of them have to share a bed... which Molly gripes about incessantly.
A demo version of the girl-power track hit the Net late Monday.
By Jocelyn Vena
A version of Beyoncé's forthcoming single "Girls (Who Run the World)" has hit the Internet, and as you might guess from the title, it's a thumping girl-power anthem. It samples Major Lazer's "Pon de Floor" and serves as B's lead single off her forthcoming new album, set for release later this year.
A rep for the singer had not returned MTV News' request for comment regarding the leaked track or the final version's release date as of press time.
The song opens with a keyboard and a heavy club beat as Beyoncé chants, "Girls!/ We run this mutha/ Girls!/ Who run the world." The club banger delivers on what Beyoncé has teased about the album: "I'm mixing every type of genre that I love and I'm inspired by every type of genre. ... I'm not in a box. It's not R&B. It's not typically pop. It's not rock. It's just everything I love all mixed together in my own little gumbo of music."
Beyoncé sings in her signature staccato style on the track. "It's hot up in here/ DJ don't be scared to run this, run this back/ I'm repping for the girls who taking over the world/ Have me raise a glass for the college grads," she sings.
"Boy you know you love it/ How we're smart enough to make these millions/ Strong enough to bear the children/ Then get back to business/ See, you better not play me/ Don't come here, baby/ Hope you still like me/ If you hate me," she goes on to declare. "My persuasion can build a nation/ In this hour/ Our love we can devour/ You'll do anything for me." Her vocals fade out as the song closes. But the song's message is clear.
"It'll be big. It'll probably be one of the bigger Beyoncé music videos ever done," director Francis Lawrence said of the video for the song. "And I can say that I think the song is unbelievable." He added, "It is a fantastic song, so I really hope that song catches for her, and I think the video's gonna be really fun and cool and different for her."Related Artists
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Photos and reports surface of a B video shoot featuring couture fashion and 200 dancers.
By Jocelyn Vena
Last week a photo appeared on NYMag.com of Beyoncé, dressed in a blue Roberto Cavalli jumpsuit and a funky maroon fur coat, reportedly shooting a video in New Jersey for her forthcoming studio album.
A rep for the singer never returned MTV News' request for comment and now, nearly two weeks later, details about the video shoot are being revealed. According to Ace Showbiz, the video will be directed by music video auteur Francis Lawrence, who has gone behind the lens for Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Pink and Bey's former girl group, Destiny's Child.
Rumor has it that 200 African dancers and eight choreographers were hired for the clip. According to several online message boards, auditions for dancers were held in Los Angeles. Fan sites such as BeyonceDaily.com have posted blurry pictures that appear to show the singer on the set of the video, which is reportedly for the song called "Girl."
In the snapshots, Beyoncé's hair is done up in a faux-hawk, and she's wearing a white jumpsuit and sunglasses. The outfit is reportedly Givenchy couture.
The song is a "female empowerment/girl power type of song that is a definite club banger with Top 40/Worldly appeal," according to one commenter who talked about the open call after his friend attended. "The beat is driven by a sample of a popular club song that a lot of you will probably recognize. There's a breakdown in the song that is described as absolutely disgustingly sick! Definitely an anthem in the style of her singing." The post also backs up the claim that there will be upwards of 200 dancers in the video.
Rumors are floating around that Beyoncé's new album may drop this June. Sony Music Australia boss Denis Handlin told The Telegraph in Australia that "it was just amazing." He added that while he was in New York, the star herself was on hand to play some of the new music.
"She came in and played us six tracks from the album. She wants to do a big tour off the back of this record, which will include Australia," he explained. "These songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking; she's gone to another level."
Over the course of recording the new album, Beyoncé has been rumored to hit the studio with a number of big industry names like Diplo, Sleigh Bells and Kanye West's producer S1. When she spoke to MTV News last November, she made it clear that sonically she was thinking outside the box.
"Well, I wouldn't say I'm inventing a new genre," Beyoncé explained. "I'm mixing every type of genre that I love and I'm inspired by every type of genre. ... I'm not in a box. It's not R&B. It's not typically pop. It's not rock. It's just everything I love all mixed together in my own little gumbo of music."Related Artists
Katie Holmes has settled her lawsuit with Star magazine over a cover story that suggested she was addicted to drugs. We don't know the monetary terms of the settlement (probably not as much as these extravagant celebrity weddings cost), but Star will be issuing an apology in its May 9 issue (and on the cover!), according to EW.com. Here's what the celeb gossip magazine has to say about its story:
"In a recent issue of Star, we published headlines about Katie Holmes that could be read to suggest that she was addicted to drugs. Star did not intend to suggest that Ms. Holmes was a drug addict or was undergoing treatment for a drug addiction. Star apologizes to Ms. Holmes for any misperception and will be making a substantial donation to charity on Ms. Holmes' behalf for any harm that we may have caused."
This is a big turnaround from the magazine's earlier statement, which announced they would "vigorously defend" their story entitled "Addiction Nightmare: Katie Drug Shocker! The real reason she can't leave Tom." In contrast to the headline, the article didn't actually claim that Holmes was using drugs, but that her use of Scientology's "e-meter" tool was having a drug-like effect on her. (Was that perhaps a little deceptive? Yeah, we think so, too.)
In addition to printing an apology and the confidential money settlement, Star publisher American Media has made a "substantial contribution" to the Dizzy Feet Foundation, the nonprofit charity Holmes co-founded to support dance education for underprivileged young people.
The actress responded to the settlement with tact, saying that she's "pleased that this lawsuit could be resolved amicably" and she's looking forward to "once again focusing my attention on my family and career." Holmes' lawyer was less diplomatic, saying that the story "should never have been published in the first place."
"Her lawsuit should serve as a lesson to other tabloids that if they print false and defamatory stories about Katie, she will stand up for her legal rights," said Holmes' lawyer. In other words, don't mess with Katie -- she's one tough mama!
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American Idol might be a heck of a lot of fun to watch, but things aren't always as pleasant when you're the sitting in the judge's chair. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show Tuesday morning, Grammy-nominated songwriter and former Idol judge Kara DioGuardi opened up about her new memoir, A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love and American Idol (in stores now), and her experiences on the top-rated show.
In the book, DioGuardi describes her two-season stint on American Idol as "torture," elaborating to Lauer: "It took viewers awhile to understand why I was there. It was like I broke up the Beatles." Comparisons to Yoko Ono aside, DioGuardi says on Today, "(The producers) wanted the chemistry to be fresh, but it was difficult to come into something that was so established." Watch the interview below!
In the interview, Lauer repeats the speculations that DioGuardi was brought on the show to "keep Paula Abdul in line, so that she wouldn't go cray in contract negotiations" -- and DioGuardi demurs, saying: "I don't know that that was completely true. They wanted to mix it up." She adds the Idol experience -- which, in the book, she calls "mentally, physically and emotionally challenging" -- was ultimately a growing experience, and she hopes that sharing her story might "help others." In fact, DioGuardi says, "I have to say I have nothing but love for American Idol. I came through it. I'm stronger for it. I got to face some really big fears."
DioGuardi also reveals in the book that she was repeatedly molested by a teenage family friend when she was young, and her mother did nothing about it. DioGuardi tells Lauer, "It was a time when there were no Oprahs ... I think it was very hard for her to deal with."
The traumas continued in adulthood when she was date-raped by a "fairly well-known" producer. DioGuardi writes in the book, "The thing about date rape is you don't know it's happening until it's too late." Again, DioGuardi told no one, in the fears that she might hurt his career. Of her decision to include these traumatic experiences in the book, DioGuardi tells Today: "These are all things that affected my songs. Going through an experience like that is so difficult... a lot of those experiences ended up in kind of angry songs. For me, it was important to express why I got into these bad relationships. But... following my dream is what saved me."
As for why she doesn't name the producer who date-raped her, DioGuardi says: "It's not about that person. I don't want it to become about that person. I want it to become about all the other people who have been through this experience and tell them that you can get through it and you can be stronger for it."
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Cast as mutant Angel, Kravitz chats with MTV News about doing dangerous stunts, donning CGI wings and more.
By Eric Ditzian
MTV News' Summer Movie Preview roars ahead today, following up Monday's "Captain America" exclusive with even more comic-book movie goodness in the guise of "X-Men: First Class." Our exclusive photo captures many of the core mutants — James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and others — looking very suspiciously at ... well, something. (We'll have to wait until the film hits theaters on June 3 to find out for sure.)
Additionally, "X-Men" star Zoë Kravitz, who plays the insect-winged mutant Angel, called up MTV News to chat about the film's devoted fanbase, her less-than-sexy audition, and what it's like to be strung up on wires over a freezing cold beach for a week — all in the name of movie magic.
MTV: Have you gotten a sense yet about how passionate people are about comic book properties like "X-Men"?
Zoe Kravitz: Yes, it's crazy! I've never been into comic books, so I was never in that world. When the trailer came out, I looked at it on YouTube and there were pages and pages and pages of comments. People were getting heated. And all the blogs — it's crazy! This is really near and dear to a lot of people, so I hope we don't disappoint them!
MTV: Well, the reaction so far has been very positive, but was there that added pressure on set to get it right, based on how intense the fanbase is?
Kravitz: When we were filming it, we didn't have that sort of energy. We were just focused on what we were doing. We tried to focus on the drama in the material and approach everything as actors. Now that we're done, we're seeing that people are reacting strongly to what they've seen.
MTV: What was your audition process like?
Kravitz: I was actually one of the last people cast. It happened really quickly. They were being really secretive about the script and the characters that were going to be in the film, so I didn't even know who I was auditioning for. I didn't think I had a shot. I didn't even take it seriously. It wasn't with [director] Matthew [Vaughn]. It was with the casting director in New York. I got the call at the last minute and I'd gone out the night before and I was hungover and tired and not the prepared person that I usually am. I was wearing a big hat and totally not being a sexy "X-Men" character. I went in and had a good time with it. They called back and said, "Matthew really responded to your tape, but can you come back and maybe wear something a little more sexy?" I didn't know until later the character was a go-go dancer. I went back in and in the next two weeks, I was on plane to London.
MTV: So you didn't have to strap on the insect wings?
Kravitz: Nope! They flew me out and there was a full month of preproduction of making decisions about the wings — and putting them on — and the different shapes and colors. And there was a lot of training. I did do a lot of wire work, so I had to get pretty strong.
MTV: Angel isn't one of these super well-known characters, but she's got a cool backstory where she runs away from home and discovers her mutation. Do we get any of those origins in the movie?
Kravitz: She has such a cool background, but that is not in the film. You meet her later when they're recruiting these mutants to form the first group of X-Men. But it was really helpful for me to know all that information to form the character. But who knows what will happen in the future. Hopefully, they'll continue with her.
MTV: What's going on with that shot of you, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in the trailer? You've got your top off in some kind of red, velvet-covered room.
Kravitz: It's really funny. They come to find me, knowing about my mutation, and I'm working at a go-go club. I don't know what they're there for, so I take them in back for a private dance and then we show each other our powers.
MTV News: Are the wings totally CGI?
Kravitz: Yeah. The tattoos are really there and they make them come out of the tattoos with CGI.
MTV: Was there was one stunt or scene that was particularly difficult or that you're proud of?
Kravitz: I never got hurt, so nothing was too scary. There is this big scene on the beach at the end, and they shot it in Georgia. They had me wired up and really high in the air and zooming around the beach. It was really cold and I was wearing these leather shorts and this backless top. I was up there for a week, zooming around and freezing my ass off. And then there was this one stunt I didn't get to do. They hung my stunt double out of this helicopter over the ocean. I was like, "Why can I do that?" And they were like, "Um, no."
Check out everything we've got on "X-Men: First Class."
Monday, April 25, 2011
Nominees will be cut from 10 to five before our debate streams live at 4 p.m. ET on OMusicAwards.com and MTV.com.
By MTV News staff
We started with a terrific 10, and now we're down to a formidable five. After thousands of votes, the list of nominees for the O Music Awards' Most Innovative Music Video is about to be cut in half.
At noon ET on Monday, voting in the Most Innovative category will close, and only the top five vote-getters will survive — a list that, right now, includes Robyn's "Killing Me" clip, the Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait," OK Go's "Back From Kathmandu," Andy Grammer's "Keep Your Head Up" and Au Revoir Simone's "Knight of Wands."
From there, the five favorites will move on to the O Music Awards debate for the Most Innovative Music Video, a roundtable discussion hosted by MTV News' James Montgomery and featuring producer/ Global14.com creator Jermaine Dupri, legendary music-video director Wayne Isham and Mashable's Brenna Ehrlich.
The Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, My Chemical Romance and more will also take part in the discussion about just what makes a video truly innovative. And during the show, the artists who are nominated for the award will Skype in to make the case for why their video deserves to win the award.
During the debate, the roundtable will whittle the top five down to a final two and then will crown one video as Most Innovative. Don't worry, your votes will still get an equal say; and if you want to take part in the discussion, you can have your voice heard by using the hashtag #MTVOMA.
The O Music Awards debate will stream live on OMusicAwards.com and MTV.com at 4 p.m. ET on Monday. Of course, if your choice for Most Innovative Video isn't in the top five, well, there's still time to get it there. Voting for the award closes at noon ET.
The inaugural O Music Awards will stream live from Las Vegas at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT Thursday on OMusicAwards.com. Tune in to see who will reign supreme in categories like Most Viral Dance, Funniest Music Short and NSFW Music Video!Related Videos
British songstress talks stage fright and body image in Rolling Stone cover story.
By Gil Kaufman
While she was besting Britney Spears on the American album charts and helping to lead a new British invasion, U.K. soul pop diva Adele also landed the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
And though the cover marks yet another milestone of her rising fame, Adele isn't immune to some of the same fears as the rest of us, say, stage fright. Despite her calm assurance in the studio and apparent ease at coping with her sudden success, the Grammy winner told the magazine that she still has nervous nights.
"I'm scared of audiences," she said. "One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous, I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot."
And it's not just audiences that freak her out, it's other celebrities. But the singer revealed that she has drawn some strength from an unlikely source: Beyoncé. "I was about to meet Beyoncé and I had a full-blown anxiety attack," Adele said. "Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.' "
When she later found herself on a balcony, crying hysterically, Adele asked herself, " 'What would [Beyoncé's alter ego] Sasha Fierce do?' That's when Sasha Carter was born." The composite of Sasha Fierce and late country icon June Carter is pulled out whenever Adele needs to give herself a shot of confidence.
The 22-year-old also said that in a world of size 0-2 pop divas, she has no problem being a bit more voluptuous than her peers. "My life is full of drama, and I won't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like," she said. "I don't like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine."
That said, Adele noted that while she's not likely to do any nude photo shoots anytime soon, she can totally appreciate the sight of her fellow female pop stars' naughty bits.
"Even if I had a really good figure, I don't think I'd get my t--- and a-- out for no one," she said. "I love seeing Lady Gaga's boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry's boobs and bum. Love it. But that's not what my music is about. I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears."Related Artists
Don't miss the Peas' performance tonight at midnight ET on MTV.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Sway Calloway
For latest single "Just Can't Get Enough," the Black Eyed Peas ended up making a video love letter to Japan. The group had shot the clip — complete with glitzy shots of the Asian country — just before an earthquake and tsunami struck. The sentiment they feel for the video very much mirrors the emotion that went into making the song.
"We're emotionally attached to it because we recorded the video in Japan five days before this whole thing went down, and it's like the type of song that gets to you in your heart," Taboo told MTV News when we caught up with the group at Terminal 5 in New York, where they were taping a show set to air tonight at midnight ET on MTV.
The song is a sugary-sweet dance track about being infatuated with that special someone. "The message is knowing that when you're gone from somebody, especially when you're on tour, you can't get enough of them or you're just thinking about them and you just want to let them know that you're always there for them," Taboo explained.
The band released the video last month, and they say they could never have known how much it would mean to them. "It was the easiest video I ever shot, because it was us living our lives," Fergie said at the time. "I love that it's showing a true perspective of how it can sometimes be lonely on the road away from our loved ones. It also demonstrates the love and connection we have with Japan. Our heart goes out to all of the Japanese people who have been affected by this natural disaster."
Don't miss the Black Eyed Peas' performance tonight at midnight ET on MTV.Related Artists
The "Teenage Dreams" darling, Katy Perry took time out for a photo spread to adorn the November 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. In the accompanying interview, Miss Perry chatted about music and her man, as she said, "My record is like an airplane's black box. That's where all the information is. If you want to know what happened or what my viewpoints are, it's all right there. All the walls come down in my songs. Songwriting is like an anvil lifting off my chest." As for fiance Russell Brand, the soon-to-be 26-year-old tells, "He tells me I'm the most beautiful girl in the world every day. He constantly reminds me. He never lets me forget it." Perry has also just recently released her 2011 European tour dates, with the full listing as follows: Sunday, February 20 Lisbon, Portugal: Campo Pequeno Wednesday, February 23 Milan, Italy: Palasharp Friday, February 25 Zurich, Switzerland: Hallenstadion Saturday, February 26 Munich, Germany: Zenith Sunday, February 27 Vienna, Austria: Gasometer Friday, March 4 Berlin, Germany: Columbiahalle Sunday, March 6 Offenbach, Germany: Stadthalle Monday, March 7 Paris, France: Zenith Thursday, March 10 Brussels, Belgium: Forest National Friday, March 11 Cologne, Germany: Palladium Monday, March 14 Hamburg, Germany: Sporthalle Tuesday, March 15 Amsterdam, Holland: HMH Thursday, March 17 & Friday, March 18 London, UK: HMV Hammersmith Apollo Monday, March 21 & Tuesday, March 22 Manchester, UK: Apollo Monday, March 28 Dublin, Ireland: O2 Arena Wednesday, March 30 Nottingham, UK: Trent FM Arena Thursday, March 31 Bournemouth, UK: BIC Friday, April 1 Cardiff, UK: Cardiff International Arena Sunday, April 3 Newcastle, UK: Metro Radio Arena Monday, April 4 Birmingham, UK: LG Arena Tuesday, April 5 Glasgow, UK: SECC Hall 3 [gallery=741]
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Prince William may be royalty and all, but if he orders his wife to bring him the newspaper, whip up a fancy meal or iron his shirts, she can simply ignore him if she chooses. That's because Kate Middleton has decided to eliminate the word "obey" from her wedding vows next week and instead will simply promise to "love, comfort, honor and keep" her husband.
The couple is said to have ditched "obey" because after knowing each other for a decade, they treat each other as equals, according to The Daily Mail newspaper in London.
In omitting the word, Middleton will follow in the footsteps of the prince's mother, Princess Diana, who disregarded royal protocol and refused to utter the word when she married Prince Charles in 1981. Others, however, took the traditional route and kept in the word when they married other sons of Queen Elizabeth II. Sarah Ferguson did, when she married Prince Andrew in 1986, as did Sophie Rhys-Jones, when she wed Prince Edward in 1999. The Queen herself, as well as her daughter, Princess Anne, also vowed to obey their husbands when they married, as both used the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, which requires women to promise to "love, cherish and obey," according to the Mail.
The prince and princess-to-be will be married at Westminster Abbey on April 29 in an Anglican ceremony presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who has supported a Church of England report saying 'obey' is outdated.
His position is not universally accepted, however, as the Bishop of Norwich, who conducted Prince Edward's wedding, says, "It is a mistaken assumption that when a bride says she will obey it means she is going to be subservient. It is to do with trust, and with listening, and to recognize that in a family you have different functions."
He went on to say that, "There are times when the husband will rightly obey the wife because she knows better and is the lead in that area … I think obey means, 'I trust you to make decisions that are for the good of the family.' It’s no big deal."
Still, "obey" traditionally is not among the groom's vows, and that disparity is what can cause many a bride not to say it.
"I suppose if Pat had to say it too -- if we had to obey each other, that might make sense," my friend Kristy says of her wedding day. But since he didn't, she didn't either. "In these times, it sure doesn't make sense," she says. "Women have as many responsibilities as men do."
Middleton must agree. But looks like she's still on the hook for bringing him soup when he's sick; after all, she is vowing to comfort him.
Looking ever-so-sexy, Doutzen Kroes posed for a sexy shoot for Canada's Flare magazine prior to the emergence of her burgeoning baby bump. While she's currently in the midst of her first pregnancy, the Victoria's Secret beauty donned numerous stylish ensembles including a drool-invoking leopard print bodysuit as photographers captured each and every moment. In the interview accompanying the spread, Miss Kroes talked about how she goes against the mold for models with her curvier, fuller body. She said: "I was told to lose weight in the beginning. I could be considered really skinny by some women in the country, but I think I am one of the [models] who is very close to representing a body more people can relate to. It's important that we are aware of what kind of message we are putting out. There are girls who are eight or 10 years old who are watching what they are eating! I wasn't even thinking about those things at that age. I was eating all the candy I could get my hands on!" Enjoy the pictures of Doutzen Kroes in Flare Canada and posing for a new Victoria's Secret shoot! [gallery=740]
All set for afternoon hosting duties, AnnaLynne McCord was front and center at Wet Republic in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (April 23).
The "90210" hottie was joined by her sister Angel, with the two young ladies enthusiastically showing off their svelte bikini bodies at the Sin City hotspot.
The Sin City excursion comes as Miss McCord appears to have reunited with ex-beau Kellan Lutz - as the pair were spotted traveling together last week from Los Angeles to Vancouver.
Of the on/off couple, a source told Us magazine, "They were playful with each other. Laughing and smiling at everything!"
Saturday, April 23, 2011
At a preliminary hearing, judge also rules that the alleged necklace theft was in violation of Lohan's probation.
By MTV News staff
Lindsay Lohan received some slightly good news today: Her original felony charge stemming from the alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace back in January was reduced to a misdemeanor. The problem-plagued actress will still have to stand trial, as Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that the theft was in violation of Lohan's probation.
According to TMZ, the reduced charge indicates that Lohan might not face jail time; the punishment will be determined after the verdict in the trial.
The Associated Press reports that, in reducing the charge, Sautner said she was giving the actress "an opportunity." The misdemeanor still has a potential penalty of a year in jail.
Late last month, Lohan turned down a plea deal offered by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office after being told by Judge Keith Schwartz that had she accepted the DA's deal — reportedly six months of jail time — she would have been found in violation of her probation and could serve more time.
Lohan allegedly lifted a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, California, jewelry store on January 22. The owner reported the theft to the Los Angeles Police Department, which later investigated the accusation and presented evidence to the District Attorney's office. Up until Judge Sautner's ruling, the actress had been officially charged with one count of felony grand theft and faced up to three years in prison.
Lohan's trial date was set for June 3 and a pretrial date for May 11. Lohan must be present at both hearings.Related Photos
On Thursday (December 30), Kim Kardashian was spotted out at the local gym in Los Angeles, CA. Showcasing an interesting hairstyle, the E! reality babe was clad in a black bodysuit as she passed by paparazzi upon finishing off the morning workout. Enjoy the pictures of Kim Kardashian out for her day's workout. [gallery=747]