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  • Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Lady Gaga doesn’t think she should be compared to Madonna. During Gaga’s recent interview with Zane Lowe, she explained, "Madonna and I are very different. I wouldn't make that comparison at all. And I don't mean to disrespect Madonna, she's a nice lady. She's had a fantastic huge career, she's the biggest popstar of all time. But I play a lot of instruments, I write all my own music. I spend hours in the studio, I'm a producer. What I do is different."

    • Gaga switched gears and addressed the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, "I can only pray on that. That my voice & the lyrics will reach people. It's also a complicated thing, I'm not a black woman so how do you speak on certain things... but It feels impossible not to say something. How can I possibly make an album about twerking my a** in the club? I can't reckon it. It feels empty, It feels irrelevant... At this moment in my career, I can't possibly just sit and think of 'Oh what would be just fun.' The more that we mask the shade of this anxiety, the harder it's going to be to heal. I cannot write anything that does not have a voice or a purpose in the universe. Why have this voice? Why have this platform?"
    • The singer also spoke of a record she has about Trayvon Martin. She said, "I wrote this song about Trayvon Martin a couple years ago and the epidemic of young black people being murdered in this country. I was overwhelmed at the fact that people just stood around and the justice system continues to not seek justice for these families. Also listening to my fans, young black women and men who are terrified... This is something I care about, this is something that has to stop."


    • @wefoundvogue tweeted, "Someone tell @ladygaga that Madonna is on the rolling stone's 100 greatest songwriters list she isn't. Madonna is the way better songwriter."
    • @BiancaEnRogue tweeted, "It's always a messily good day in pop when Lady Gaga slams the Madonna comparisons for the 142nd time"
    • @CommonMadgeFan tweeted, "Excuse me, but this woman plays instruments, writes her songs and even produces her music. Anger doesn't fit you @ladygaga #chill "
    • @DitaElectronica tweeted, "Teah you're right Lady Gaga. You and Madonna are very different. Madonna was still hugely successful 8 years into her career."
    • @MajorPhilebrity tweeted, "Without Madonna, Lady Gaga would be auditioning for non-equity regional productions of A Chorus Line. For the role of BEBE."
    • @heavymetaIovers tweeted, "I think Gaga meant ‘I'm a writer I'm a producer please just call me that…I'm sick of being compared to Madonna’ rather than ‘Madonna doesn't’"
    • @taylxre tweeted, "Madonna has been coming for Gaga since her career started. The old hag deserves it"


  • Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Joe Jonas previously revealed that he lost his virginity to his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Greene. The singer has now opened up about watching pornography as a teen. During a recent interview with Notion magazine, he said, "I would use my address to log into the websites, and I did this for seven days straight. A month later — and by the way, my dad was a pastor at the time — for a week or two straight there was a postcard with a naked woman on it saying ‘Come join us again Joe’ or ‘We really miss you’ or ‘You naughty boy, come visit us again.’"

    He went on to share that sex wasn’t a topic that was talked about during his Disney days. Joe continued, "Hollywood Records, who were under Disney, working a lot with Disney Channel and obviously just the age we were, we had to be careful with the certain things we wrote and said. We couldn't be too sexual or romantic in certain ways. And that's tough, because at the same time you're growing up and you want to write about these experiences you're having as a young adult."

    • The singer later discussed how fellow Disney star, Vanessa Hudgens’, leaked nude photos affected him. He said, "We were working with Disney in 2007 when the Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal happened. We'd hear execs talking about it, and they would tell us that they were so proud of us for not making the same mistakes, which made us feel like we couldn't ever mess up. We didn't want to disappoint anyone—our parents, our fans, our employers—so we put incredible pressure on ourselves, the kind of pressure that no teenager should be under."
    • The JoBro added, "I wouldn't wish it upon anybody, but it molded me to where I am today. At the same time, it's tough to say that it's a bad thing because I feel pretty open, and there's not much I won't talk about now, you know? There is a lot of obsession over secrecy in this day and age, and you're a kid living in a grown up's world. I definitely feel for a lot of young artists going through a lot of similar things."


  • Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Looks like Kesha is back to making music. According to via The New York Times, Kesha’s lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, has revealed that Kesha is looking to continue working. Petrocelli said, "Kesha intends to continue participating in the creative process in the hopes she can meaningfully return to work. Sony Music and Dr. Luke’s team confirm the album is in development, with representatives for RCA, another Sony subsidiary, facilitating the process along with Kemosabe staff — and without Dr. Luke’s direct involvement. A list of outside producers has been approved, they said, and a recording schedule was in the works."

    Sony Records has also said in a statement, "Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high-quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon."

    • As previously reported, a judge denied Kesha’s injunction to record music outside of Sony and Kemosabe Records. The New York Supreme Court later said that the singer is "already ‘free’ to record and release music without working with Dr. Luke as a producer if she doesn’t want to. Any claim that she isn’t ‘free’ is a myth."


  • Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:00 EST

    An excerpt from Zayn Malik’s upcoming autobiography, Zayn, has has surfaced the net, and in the snippet the singer reveals that his dad inspired his record, "Flower." According to Rolling Stone, the book says, "One day when I was working with Malay, we got to talking about my dad. I was telling Malay about my relationship with him and how important it was for me to do well for him, to earn his approval. I wanted to show him, as much as everyone else, that I could do it, and once the tracks started coming together with Malay and a number of other producers I'd been working with, I began to feel that I was really able to express myself vocally and I hoped my parents were going to see it from my side."

    • The excerpt continued, "As we were chatting, Malay picked up the Martin backpacker and began playing a little riff, based on an idea I’d shown him earlier that day – a melody I'd been playing with. He added a few twists and, immediately, it sounded amazing. I was like, 'Man, this is so cool. We should record some of this. And I think I want to sing this one in Urdu, like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan."


  • Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Ariana Grande has announced that she’ll be taking her "Dangerous Woman Tour" overseas. According to NME, the European leg of Ariana’s tour will kick off in Stockholm, Sweden on May 8th, 2017. The singer will make stops in Amsterdam, Dublin, Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris and Barcelona before wrapping up in Turin, Italy on June 17th, 2017.

    Tickets for the tour go on sale next Friday (October 28th) at 9 a.m.

    Check out the dates below:

    • Mon May 08 2017 – STOCKHOLM Friends Arena (Sweden)
    • Wed May 10 2017 – OSLO Telenor Arena (Norway)
    • Fri May 12 2017 – HERNING Jyske Bank Boxen (Denmark)
    • Sun May 14 2017 – AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome (Netherlands)
    • Thu May 18 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena (United Kingdom)
    • Sat May 20 2017 – DUBLIN 3Arena (Ireland)
    • Mon May 22 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena (United Kingdom)
    • Thu May 25 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena (United Kingdom)
    • Sun May 28 2017 – ANTWERP Sportpaleis (Belgium)
    • Thu June 01 2017 – LOOZ Atlas Arena (Poland)
    • Sat June 03 2017 – FRANKFURT Festhalle (Germany)
    • Mon June 05 2017 – ZURICH Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
    • Wed June 07 2017 – PARIS AccorHotels Arena (France)
    • Fri June 09 2017 – LYON Hally Tony Garnier (France)
    • Sun June 11 2017 – LISBON Meo Arena (Portugal)
    • Tue June 13 2017 – BARCELONA Palau Sant Jordi (Spain)
    • Thu June 15 2017 – ROME Palalottomatica (Italy)
    • Sat June 17 2017 – TURIN Palapitour (Italy)


  • Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:00 EST

    REPORT: HILARY DUFF AND HER NEW BOYFRIEND SHACKING UP?: Rumor has it that Hilary Duff and her new boyfriend, Jason Walsh, are looking to move in together. A source reportedly told Us Weekly that the singer/actress "would see him four to five nights per week and he had a drawer at her place." The source added, "They’re talking about him moving in with her."

    RITA ORA’S ‘ANTM’ GETS A PREMIERE DATE: The reboot of America’s Next Top Model, which features Rita Ora as a judge, will premiere this winter. According to That Grape Juice, the 14-episode season will kick off on December 12th on VH1.

    JAY Z NOMINATED FOR THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME: Jay Z has been nominated for the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame. According to, the other nominees to be inducted at the awards gala includes Madonna, Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Max Martin, Gloria Estefan, Kool & the Gang, George Michael, Vince Gill, Cat Stevens and Sly Stone.

    KATY PERRY PERFORMING FOR HILLARY CLINTON RALLY IN PHILLY: According to, Katy Perry will be performing for presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton’s, rally next month. Katy will be performing as part of Clinton’s "Love Trumps Hate" concert on November 5th. In other news, Katy revealed in a tweet that she is working on new music with Max Martin and Shellback. She said, "MAKE LYRICS GREAT AGAIN❗️ cc Max Martin & Shellback."