It is over yet again for Twilight couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Sources say the on-again/off-again pair has called it quits after three years of dating, although the insider adds that it is possible they could get back together again. The couple was last seen together at the Met Gala earlier this month, but recent reports claimed not long after, Pattinson cancelled plans to celebrate his 27th birthday with Stewart.
SOURCES SAY BEYONCE PREGNANT WITH SECOND CHILD
Laying rest to the rampant rumors, E! News confirmed Friday Beyonce is indeed expecting her second child with husband, Jay-Z, according to multiple sources, though Beyonce is yet to confirm the news. Speculation that the 31-year old superstar was expecting shifted into high gear last Tuesday when she cancelled a planned concert in Antwerp, Belgium, citing “dehydration and exhaustion” as the reason for the nixed show. Beyonce and Jay-Z share their one-year old daughter, Blue Ivy.
The wait is over: Britney Spears’ sugary sweet The Smurfs 2 song “Ooh La La” made its debut online Friday. You’re bound to get a cavity or two after just one listen. The Smurfs 2 arrives in theatres of July 31. Last week, will.i.am told Billboard he and Spears would begin working on her next studio album this week. The Black Eyed Peas mainman will serve as executive producer for Britney’s next release.
Pop singer Rihanna is determined to put a stop to UK retailer Topshop selling unlicensed t-shirts bearing her image, but according to some, that may be harder that one would imagine. A source told the New York Post, “(Topshop’s owners) buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist… (Rihanna) has spent over $1 million in litigation at this point. She says it’s the principle, and wants to make a statement about it.” So far, both sides have failed to reach an out of court settlement.
In a new interview with Billboard, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis attempt to explain how two white guys from Seattle became the biggest names in hip hop. Macklemore says you can start by thanking (or blaming) 90s act Digital Underground and their huge hit “The Humpty Dance” off their album, Sex Packets. He said, “I was only 7 at the time. I dubbed the tape from a friend who was older than me and became obsessed. I would sit outside and listen to music all day long.” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ second single, “Can’t Hold Us,” has been No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks running.
LINKIN PARK SINGER FRONTS STP AT L.A. RADIO STATION CONCERT
Fans attending Saturday’s annual concert put on by a Los Angeles radio station were treated to a huge surprise when Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington appeared onstage with surprise guests Stone Temple Pilots. Bennington, filling in for the recently fired Scott Weiland, kicked off the set with “Vasoline” and kept the greatest hits-packed performance going with spot-on versions of “Interstate Love Song,” “Sex Type Thing,” and “Wicked Garden,” among others, plus the band debuted a new song, “Out of Time,” which can be downloaded for free at stonetemplepilots.com. In an attempt to dispel any rumors of Bennington defecting LP to join STP, guitarist Dean DeLeo said in a statement, “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.”
EX-NINE INCH NAILS GUITARIST FINCK REJOINS BAND FOR TOUR
No more than 48 hours after Nine Inch Nails announced bassist Eric Avery was leaving the band, the group welcomed back former NIN and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Robin Finck. Though he plays both guitar and bass, it’s not clear whether Finck will replace Avery on bass. In a recent photo, Finck is playing guitar in the studio, while Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv is seen handling the bass.
GROHL GOT TO GROWL AND GRIND WITH THE ROLLING STONES
The Rolling Stones Saturday played the second of their two-nights at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, and as with every show on their 50 and Counting tour they counted on a couple of special guests to share the stage. On Saturday, former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman and guitarist Dave Grohl got to trade guitar riffs with Keith Richards and share vocals with Mick Jagger on the band’s gritty rocker “Bitch.” Also, former Stones axeman Mick Taylor aided his former mates on “Midnight Rambler” and “Satisfaction.” The tour moved back to the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight.
STANLEY SAYS ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CAN KISS HIS…
According to frontman Paul Stanley, longtime Kiss fans should not feel sorry for their heroes who have yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stanley told the Huffington Post, “Look, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing.” However, he did say if the band got the nod, he would gladly accept the honor on behalf of the fans, saying, “I would certainly accept on their behalf because it seems to be a major sore spot for them, but I don’t need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
SNIDER CHIDES FORMER VP GORE OVER CENSORSHIP AND DIVORCE
During a recent appearance on host Joy Behar’s Say Anything show on Current TV, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider took full advantage of the program’s title to get back at former vice president Al Gore, whose ex-wife, Tipper, launched a campaign against his music back in the 80s. Reacting to news of the Gore’s 2011 divorce, Snyder said, “I was stunned and very happy. They went after me big-time in the 80s, pointing a lot of fingers.” Snyder later reloaded, taking direct aim at Gore, saying, “Al, a) I’m still married, and b) none of my kids have been busted for possession. So don’t throw stones.” Side note: Gore co-founded Current TV in 2002, and this past January, sold the network to Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, which announced it plans to shut down Current TV.
YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE TO HEADLINE INAUGURAL INTERLOCKEN FEST
The first-annual eco-friendly Interlocken Music Festival will boast a bounty of jam bands on its lineup, starting with headliners Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Other jam fan-favorites set to perform September 5-8 at Arrington, VA’s Oak Ridge Farm include Further, featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, the Black Crowes, the String Cheese Incident, and the Zac Brown Band. Visit interlockenfestival.com for more information, including tickets and lineup updates.
OZZY & SHARON HIT RED CARPET TOGETHER
Rumors claimed they were headed for divorce, but Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were back together this weekend, joining daughter Kelly Osbourne on the red carpet at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s “An Evening with Women” in Beverly Hills. Ozzy was even seen planting a kiss on his wife. Split rumors began last month after Sharon allegedly moved out of the couple’s home. Ozzy then publicly admitted he had fallen off the wagon, but insisted that he and his wife were not ending their marriage.
ROWLAND & RUBIO IN TALKS FOR X FACTOR
Looks like Simon Cowell has found his next set of X Factor judges. According to TMZ, former Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland and Latin singer Paulina Rubio are in final talks to join the judging panel next season. The pair will replace Britney Spears and L.A. Reid, who both opted not to return for the new season.
LOHAN GAINING WEIGHT IN REHAB
Lindsay Lohan is not having a good time in rehab. Sources say that ever since doctors took away her Adderall last week, she’s been complaining that she can’t stop eating, causing her to gain five pounds. Sources say the 26-year-old has been “extremely emotional this past week and finding comfort in food.” Adding to the problem, insiders say the food at Betty Ford is “really, really good,” explaining, “meals are elaborate affairs, featuring lots of delicious desserts. Lindsay just can’t say no to the food.”
BROOKE OVERDOSED SIX TIMES IN PAST TWO YEARS
Brooke Mueller is currently in rehab for the twentieth time, but according to reports she’s lucky to be alive. Sources tell Radaronline Charlie Sheen’s ex overdosed on drugs six times in the past two years. Most recently she overdosed on crystal meth, but in the past has had issues with Adderall as well. “It’s amazing Brooke is still alive. The only thing that has saved her when the overdoses occur, is that someone has always been with her, and able to call 911,” said a source. “Brooke doesn’t seem to grasp that her drug addiction and overdoses are going to kill her.”
GEORGE MICHAEL AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING CAR ACCIDENT
Singer George Michael was airlifted to a hospital Friday after sustaining a head injury in a car crash in England. Michael was a passenger in a Range Rover that crashed in a single car accident. "[George] sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilization and immobilization by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to the hospital for further care,” said a rep for the singer, who added that Michael only suffered “superficial cuts” and is expected to be okay.
FURLONG ARRESTED AGAIN
Terminator2 star Edward Furlong was arrested again last week after getting into a verbal argument with his ex-girlfriend. Furlong’s ex has a restraining order out against him, and called the police Thursday when he came to her West Hollywood home. When cops arrived, the 35-year-old was hiding under a stairwell near her place. He was arrested for violating the restraining order, which is a felony.
LING’S DAUGHTER MAKES MAG DEBUT
Lisa Ling’s ten-week-old daughter Jett makes her public debut in the pages of this week’s Us Weekly. After suffering two miscarriages, Lisa says she and husband Paul Song were surprised when she got pregnant last summer. "We weren't trying," said Ling, 39. "My travel schedule is erratic, and I only saw Paul once a month, so it was a shock. We had considered adoption, but we got very lucky. We believe this is the child we were supposed to have." As for the inspiration behind their daughter’s name, Lisa explains, “I'm a huge fan of martial arts and Jet Li, so I loved the name Jett. It also reminds me of Joan Jett and badass women rockers."
30 ROCK STAR WEDS
30 Rock star Katrina Bowden married musician Ben Jorgensen Sunday at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York. The couple got engaged in January 2012.
MISCELLANEOUS MOVIE NEWS
● Sounds like the next James Bond film may be a really, really dark one. The Daily Mail reports producers have talked to Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan about taking over directing duties for the 24th 007 film. Sam Mendes, who directed Skyfall, already said he won’t return for the next one.
● Uma Thurman will play anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in the biopic Anita. The film will focus on Bryant’s notorious 1977 anti-gay campaign in which she fought to repeal a Dade County, Florida ordinance that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In addition to being an activist, Bryant was a former recording star and beauty pageant winner.
● Syfy has renewed Warehouse 13 for fifth and final season, consisting of six episodes. The one-hour drama, starring Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly, airs Mondays at 10 pm.