Selena Gomez has been forced to cancel her concerts in Russia after the country denied her request for a visa, reportedly as part of a larger effort to tighten restrictions on artists who support gay rights.
The pop star had been scheduled to perform in St. Petersburg on September 23 and in Moscow on September 25.
According to The Moscow Times , authorities in Russia have decided to make entry more difficult for foreign performers following Madonna and Lady Gaga ’s open advocacy for LGBT equality in the wake of that country’s controversial law banning the promotion of “nontraditional sexual
Gaga slammed the Russian government for its “criminal” stance on gay citizens, and Madonna is being sued for her
support of the LGBT community there.
Advocates have warned that the regime would take measures to keep celebrities perceived as pro-gay out of the country, and it appears that Gomez’s visa application has been rejected for that
Organizers must now scrap her shows.
Jay Z and Beyonce top the latest Forbes list of “Highest Earning Celebrity Couples.”
The music superstars made an estimated $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013, according to the outlet.
They finished well ahead of the No. 2 couple on the list — Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen — who Forbes says combined to earn about $80 million in the same timeframe.
You can go to Forbes site for the full list.
Watch out, One Direction — Stone Martin is coming for you.
The 14-year-old singer charmed the “X
Factor” judges on Thursday with his cover the boy band’s ballad “Little Things,” also driving the young girls in the audience wild.
“Wow, wow, wow,” said Simon Cowell , who put together 1D on the British version of “X Factor.”
The music producer went on, “I think you’ve got an incredible likability about you, but I think you’ve also got this kind of star glow about you. I really, really, really like you.”
“I love you,” declared Kelly Rowland , noting, “I think since you’re 14, you’re still getting to know your voice. You’ve only scratched the surface.”
Demi Lovato told the young singer, “I think that you’re so cute. You’re so charming,” pointing out the “powerful” connection he had with the audience.
“I think there’s something special about you,” she added.
And Paulina Rubio predicted, “Stone Martin, I think your life is about to change forever. Truly believe it.”
Billy Ray Cyrus praised his daughter Miley for leaving “Hannah Montana” behind and evolving” during his Thursday appearance on “ Piers Morgan Live.”
Asked how, as a dad, how he feels watching his daughter twerk and go nude in music videos , the “Achy Breaky Heart” singer initially deflected, but then commended Miley for her choices.
“For me to think how hard she’s worked to get to his point, and what a risk — just the fact that she went and cut her hair off . That was huge,” said Billy Ray.
He continued, “She could’ve stayed Hannah Montana forever and made a great living doing that, but she’s more of an artist than that, and she wanted to make a living and evolve.”
Noting that Miley is “very smart” and had her latest controversial career moves all “thought out in advance,” Billy Ray pointed out that “the shock factor is tremendously higher than it used to be.”
“She’s really very focused and loves what she’s doing. And that’s the main thing for me as a dad, seeing my little girl doing what she loves and making the music that she loves to make and
hanging out with some incredibly talented producers, singer-songwriters, musicians,” he told Morgan.
Billy Ray also discussed Miley’s fame reaching “a whole new level” the last few weeks, offered perspective on her VMAs performance, and gave his thoughts on criticism from Parents Television Council.
Ellen DeGeneres is the most likeable woman in Hollywood, according to an iHeartRadio survey.
The popular talk show host received 35.1 percent of the vote, beating Jennifer Lawrence (17.7%) and Emma Stone (13.4%).
In fourth place was Jennifer Hudson with 12.5 percent, followed by Natalie Portman (10.2%), Zooey Deschanel (8.5%), and Anna Kendrick (2.6%).
The survey also asked respondents to name the “song of the summer” — Robin Thicke ’s “Blurred Lines” crushed the competition with 30.4 percent of the vote.
As for the “best actor/actress turned
musician”? Drake (25.3%) topped Johnny Depp (21.8%) and Jack Black (19.4%) for the title.
Bruce Jenner has reportedly undergone a second operation for skin cancer.
The Olympian-turned-reality star was spotted this week with a bandage covering his nose, where he is said to have had cancerous tissue removed.
Monday’s procedure entailed receiving 30 stitches, according to TMZ , and is likely to leave a scar.
Doctors reportedly attribute Jenner’s cancer to sun exposure.
A rep did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation.
As previously reported at the time, Jenner previously had a cancerous growth removed from the side of his face in January 2012.
I wish him a speedy — and lasting — recovery.
Pink says baby Willow is Carey Hart ’s “first” love — not her.
The singer told Ellen DeGeneres on
Thursday’s “Ellen Show,” “I watched him just fall in love the day we brought her home. It’s like watching the person you love fall in love for the first time.”
“I’m not jealous,” Pink added, before the
host interjected, “It sounds like you are!”
The pop star explained, “Well yes, because our love is complicated.”
Pink and Hart separated in 2008, and
reconciled two years later.
“Glee” returns next week with a two-part season premiere event celebrating the music of The Beatles.
Among the highlights will be Demi Lovato ’s debut on the series, a Chris Colfer-Darren.Criss duet, and Lea Michele ’s cover version of “Yesterday.”
“Glee” kicks off its new season on
Some of the tracks list below!
Lea Michele “Yesterday” :
Darren Criss and Chris Colfer “Got To Get You Into My Life” :
Naya Rivera and Demi Lovato “Here Comes The Sun” :
Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in the highly anticipated film, Batman vs. Superman , directed by Zack Snyder.
There was a backlash on social media when the announcement was made that Affleck would play the caped crusader.
Affleck talked to Jimmy Fallon about the backlash.
Affleck said the studio warned him about a possible backlash. He says he told them he could handle any snub. Affleck said he could handle the negative feedback. He said, “I’m a big boy.” Then he saw the Internet reactions and the first comment he saw was “Noooooooooo!” After that he told his family, “We’re going to be luddites for a while.”
Christina Aguilera stopped by The Tonight Show to talk about the new season of The Voice with Jay Leno.
Christina wore a short black dress for the appearance. Christina says the guys on the show make her laugh.
She says Adam is the prankster. She talked about Blake Shelton winning three times in a row. She says Blake has been boasting about his trophies and showing them off. Christina is ready to be the first female coach to
win The Voice .