Katy Perry is definitely riding high this summer. Her California Dreams Tour is one of the best selling of the summer. Her album Teenage Dream has gone platinum in the U.S. and sold over five millions copies worldwide. And now she appears poised to join the ranks of Michael Jackson, with five number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100!
So far she has already broken the record for number one singles from a single album on the Pop Charts with those five singles (“California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T”, and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)). Previously Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga had shared the record with four, Justin Timberlake off FutureSex/LoveSounds and Lady Gaga off The Fame.
Now, Perez Hilton jumped the gun in congratulating Perry for matching Jacko’s record, but it appears she is well on her to reaching number one. She finished number two behind the LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”.
Supposedly, this is the last single from the album, but if she does end up tying the King of Pop, the question beckons, should she throw another song out there or let MJ share her place in Billboard music history?
This is something that could set off a generational debate in the next coming months – the young kid looking to knock off the music idol. Imagine that fight and just how ugly it could get. It would be dancers vs. divas across the nation! Alas, all this publicity is good for Katy as she continues to see Katy Perry tickets for her California Dreams Tour.
Which major concert tickets are available for shows this week? We have that answer here at OnlineSeats. This week Taylor Swift continues her journey across the South, U2 will be nearby, Sade and John Legend will be on tour up north, and Katy Perry will be in the neighborhood.
A crazy concert rider and domestic partner kicked out of the country later and Katy Perry has arrived, embodying both the denotation and connotation of that wonderful term diva. Yes, the weekend began with a buzz in Japan as the first Katy Perry tickets of her brief Asian tour leg were about to be good for a concert in Nagoya at the Zepp Nagoya.
Then things on the Katy Perry front began to get weird. It began with Smoking Gun’s release of Perry’s 45-page tour rider that included demands for flowers (absolutely sans carnations), a no contact policy for her driver, and the right to resell a block of her concert tickets on the secondary ticket market.
OK, so the seemingly relatable singer has a secret list of demands. This is nothing new, nor nothing too terrible. She is still far from Mariah Carey territory. Some of her demands extended the lavish gifts and meals to her tour staff, so her PR team has something to work with to turn this into a non-story.
Well, just a day later her husband Russell Brand is deported from the isle nation of Japan. Reportedly, he was kicked out of the country for an incident that occurred over a decade ago when he embodied teh term diva in every sense of the word. Still, all this can hardly have made this the best weekend for the pop star. She still has three more concert dates in Japan but luckily she will get to put this leg of the world tour behind her by Friday, when she gets to return to the U.S. and take a break before her first North American concert date on June 7, 2011 in Duluth, Georgia at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
The media savvy will be expecting to see the singer and her hubby embarking on an extensive PR tour, hitting the late night talk shows and allowing MTV an insider look, all the while Perry and Brand should be making little jokes and maybe even posting a Funny or Die video to ensure her fans that she is as down to Earth as anyone, anyone with a mutl-platinum album and a world tour under her belt, or her black and white checkered suspender skirt.
“Star Wars” fans get ready for your very own concert! For the first time ever “Star Wars” is kicking off a world tour in October. George Lucas is planning to bring the franchise alive in a concert venue featuring a symphony orchestra playing music from all 6 movies. In addition to the music, Anthony Daniels, who plays C3PO, will narrate the production, along with clips that will be shown from all the movies on the largest mega screen ever to go on tour. There will also be an exhibit that includes props from all 6 movies as well, including costumes and some never before seen items. Tickets go on sale in August and will be a treat for young and old.
Another star is getting ready to launch her own jewelry line…who is it this time? Lilly Allen. The line will launch in September and Allen is very excited about it. She says,” I love jewelry, always have. I feel it completes on outfit.” Allen feels her designs are unique and her mantra is, “Wearing something out that you probably won’t see another person wear is a pull for me. All of the designs stem from anything whether it’s the surroundings of places I’ve been to around the world objects I’ve seen…anything. The list could go on forever.” Some of the designs you will find include animals, like pandas and flamingoes, as well as flowers, fruit and traffic signs. Everyday items turned into beautiful silver, gold or crystal pieces. Sounds nice. Good luck with your new endeavor. This is totally unrelated but has to do with Katy Perry and well you know the two just go together. Guess who was spotted at Katy Perry’s concert in New York tonight? Donald Trump and Melania, his wife. Hard to imagine The Donald at that concert. In other concert news Tim McGraw had yet another unruly fan evicted out of his concert, this time in California. Tim is quite the gentleman and he expects his fans to behave the same way. It is still unclear what upset the country star but he would not continue the show until the fan had been taken out of the venue by security. A similar situation happened just about a year ago when Tim had another unruly fan ejected from one of his concerts. He is a stand up guy, I love that! McGraw has a new album coming out October 20th; it will be his first album in over 2 years.
The DEA is all over Dr. Conrad Murray the physician that was with Michael Jackson at his house when he died. The DEA have searched his home as well as his office in Las Vegas. The DEA is looking for medical records of Michael Jacksons’ and it is said that he could have had as many as 19 aliases as a way for him to get drugs. The DEA has also confiscated the doctor’s cell phones and hard drive. Dr. Murray is currently under investigation for manslaughter. It is being said that he was the one that gave Michael Jackson the fatal dose of Propofol. This drug is a heavy duty drug that is administered through an IV and should only be used in hospitals under supervision. It is a sedative and it is said that Michael was desperately in search of the drug even though he knew the dangers. This is all still speculation and the autopsy report has not been completed yet. Also Dr. Murray has not been named a suspect and has been cooperating with law enforcement. We will just have to continue to wait and see.
I hate to be harsh…but have you seen K – Fed recently? He is hardly recognizable. He needs to take some pointers from his ex- wife Britney Spears and get his act together and get back in the game. Granted raising two young boys doesn’t leave a lot of time to focus on yourself but he has let himself go. He is still young and at one point quite a looker but now he looks like a middle aged old man. Take some of that $20,000 a month you are getting from Brit, hire a chef and personal trainer and take care of yourself.
I will admit this is not exactly gossip but why not start your morning out with a bit of almost naked David Beckham in his new Emporio Armani Underwear ad? In the photos I have included you can check out the before and after or rather dressed and undressed picture of the guy. I mean really…is that body for real??? You can catch the real thing hanging at the Selfridges department store on Oxford Street in London. You can also catch Beckham and other stars in the new controversial Addidas TV commercial. David, along with Katy Perry and Missy Elliot are in this commercial that people feel is “condoning antisocial behavior”. Some parts are a man inhaling on the nozzle of a leaf blower, painting graffiti, riding a scooter in a crazy manner and someone smashing a light. Adiddas says the ad promoted “social activities and inclusion and that the celebrities’ and ordinary people were celebrating together throughout the ad in a safe, respectful and inspirational way.” You can watch it and judge for yourself. For now the commercial has been cleared to air although it will stay away from children’s programs.
So do you think David Letterman went too far this week when he made a joke about Sarah Palin’s younger daughter? Letterman is not a big Palin fan and he seemed to make that perfectly clear at all the jabs he took at her this week during her visit to New York. The joke in question that has Sarah and her husband and others upset went like this….In his monologue on Tuesdays show he joked that while “visiting Yankee Stadium and sitting in far far right field with Rudy Giuliani, they had a wonderful time. The toughest part of her visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter.” If you remember he was the New York Governor that was caught with the hooker, so you can imagine as parents the Palin’s were none too pleased about the “joke”. In fact the couple posted this comment on Facebook…”Any jokes about raping my 14 year old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it too.” Palin was also in Dave’s Top 10 list on Monday which was listed as “Top Ten Highlights of Sarah Plains Trip to New York”. It was pretty harsh (although funny). #7 was “Keyed Tina Fey’s car”, #2 was “bought makeup from Bloomingdales to update her slutty flight attendant look” and #1 “Especially enjoyed NOT appearing on Letterman”. Other “Late Night with David Letterman” controversy this week was when Howard Stern showed up for a visit. He is a big Dave Letterman fan but whoa…look out Jay Leno and even Conan O’Brien. Stern slammed Leno on several occasions during the interview even seemingly enough to make Dave squirm a bit. It was a great interview though! Dave who currently earns $30 million a year is in negotiations to extend his contract for 2 more years through 2012.
If you can’t get enough of 65 year old Joy Behar from “The View” during the morning….good news…you will be able to see her nightly in her own cable show titled “The Joy Behar Show” on the HIL network. The show is scheduled to air this fall and Joy says it will be “topical and fun”. I am sure it will be with the very opinionated Behar at the helm giving us her own view on things.
Sad news for a CW actor…Johnny Palermo, 27 and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident on June 8th. Although his career started recently just in 2004 he has been in more than 30 TV shows in that time and was a real up and coming actor. You may have seen him in “Everybody Hates Chris”, “How I Met Your Mother” or even “CSI Miami”. He even had an Indie film coming out this fall called “Pizza with Bullets.”
Lance Armstrong is truly the superhero of cycling. Lance was in a pile up in Spain during a race on Monday and broke his collarbone in several pieces. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday where he will have a metal plate inserted to stabilize the bone. He plans to take about 72 hours off to rest and then back to his workouts. Although obviously it will take some time to get back up to speed, Armstrong is planning on participating in the Giro d’Italia race May 9 – May 31. That is the second most important race next to the Tour de France which he is also planning on participating in this July. Armstrong’s longtime manager feels the same and that all this is doable. HE feels Lance is in great shape and if anyone can pull it off and make it happen, it is Lance Armstrong. Right now everyone is optimistic and just hoping the surgery goes well and Lance makes a speedy recovery.
Another injury to talk about is poor Matt Lauer who ended up with a separated shoulder after slamming on his bicycle brakes to avoid hitting a deer this weekend. Matt had surgery on Tuesday and hopes to be back on the “Today Show” towards the end of the week. Matt could have held off on the surgery to see if his shoulder would heal on its own but since Matt is an avid golfer he didn’t want to risk any pain with his golf swing. His doctors agreed and they expect Matt to make a full recovery.
This just in…. Katy Perry and Josh Groban are not, I repeat not dating according to Grobans rep. The two are definitely friends and have been hanging out but that is the extent of it. Katy is currently on tour and Josh did attend her show in LA in February but he is busy working on his own career. They would have made quite the interesting couple though don’t you think?
And last but not least, the Octomom has fired her free nurses from the agency, Angels in Waiting. Well that didn’t take long. You can find out all the details on the Dr. Phil show Wednesday and Thursday when he will be speaking to all involved. Nadya says she just felt that instead of helping her with the babies, she felt the Angels in Waiting nurses were waiting for her to make a mistake. Nadya didn’t even feel comfortable in her own home or with her babies. She has gone back to her original plan, with her own nannies, which are helping her care for the babies and are being paid by Nadya. Hmmm….I think it is going to get pretty ugly on the Dr. Phil show if you ask me. I can’t wait to tune into the drama.
How sweet are the President and First Lady who headed back to Chicago for Valentine’s Day? The two dined at Chicago’s TABLE Fifty – Two where dinner was prepared by Chef, Art Smith. The couple dined on crispy catfish and pistachio chicken, and they may have even snuck in a piece of gooey crunchy pecan pie. It seems that in order to stay in touch with friends and keep the family grounded the First Family plans to fly home about every 6 weeks to Chicago. Hmmm… I wonder who pays for those trips home on Air Force One. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy for the love birds to have a romantic dinner together in their home town, and I love the Obama’s, I was just curious.
So did cupid’s arrow hit Katy Perry and Benji Madden this past Valentine’s Day? IT seems that the couple was spotted getting pretty cozy after Katy’s show at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Wasted Space. Hmmm…I wonder what Paris Hilton was up to last night? Stay tuned to see if there might be more to this budding romance.
Although he wasn’t sharing the specifics, Tom Cruise was feeling the love while he shared that he had something very special planned for his wife this Valentine’s Day. In fact he shared that news 3 weeks ago at his premier for his new movie, Valkyire. I just can’t wait to hear what he did for Katie. As soon as I hear anything I will be sure to share. And then Jessica Simpson was finally all smiles after a difficult few weeks. She had her #1 man, Tony Romo, in the audience at her Valentine’s Day show in Rochester, NY, and on several occasions she gave him a few, I Love You shout outs. Good for you Jess!