Avril Lavigne had no idea what to title her new album.
The 29-year-old singer is currently promoting her fifth record and resorted to a self-titled release because she couldn’t think of anything better. “I didn’t know what to call it. I really couldn’t find a title to sum it up,” she told Bello magazine.
Avril chose a simple headshot for the album cover and said dreaming up a title to compliment the image felt forced. She’s more concerned with what fans think about the contents of the record.
“At the end of the day, I didn’t want to give it a title. I’m just really excited for my fans to hear it. I think they’ll be surprised,” she said.
Avril also spoke about her other business ventures. The singer launched a fashion label, Abbey Dawn, back in 2008, and her first perfume, Black Star, hit shelves the following year. She says all of her side projects are connected to her work as a singer/songwriter.
“I like to be busy. Everything that I do outside of music is tied into my music. So it’s all about good management and multitasking and keeping everything together. Making it all go hand in hand,” she explained.
“When it comes to designing and making fragrances, I tie it all in with my current album. The colors, the theme, and the vibe.”
Avril’s new album is scheduled for release November 5.
Justin Bieber’s “reckless” driving has improved, according to a neighbour.
The 19-year-old pop star was let off the hook by the Los Angeles District Attorney earlier this month after facing charges of driving recklessly through his Calabasas, California neighbourhood.
Multiple residents reportedly complained Justin had reached speeds up to 100mph in his gated community, leaving many in fear for their children and pets.
TMZ spoke with American football star Eric Dickerson at the weekend about the issue and the athlete said Justin’s driving hasn’t been a huge problem lately.
“I live in the area. Let’s just say it’s gotten better… it’s gotten better,” the NFL player repeated.
Asked if Justin continues to speed through the neighbourhood, Eric replied: “No.”
The comments come just weeks after the DA rejected charges of reckless driving and assault against Justin.
Prosecutors cited insufficient evidence in the reckless driving case stemming from an alleged incident on May 27.
The singer also avoided a charge of criminal assault, stemming from accusations he spat on a neighbour during a confrontation about his driving on March 26. Justin denied the claims.
According to CBSLA, Deputy District Attorney Alan Yochelson wrote in a charge evaluation the singer’s actions in the latter incident were “disproportionate and immature”.
However, “since the neighbour had entered the property without invitation, Bieber’s actions did not rise to the level of a criminal threat,” the report stated.
Jennifer Lopez is reportedly concerned the “spark is gone” from her romance.
The 44-year-old star has been dating her backing dancer Casper Smart, 26, since October 2011. They haven”t been seen out much lately and haven”t been photographed together either, with Jennifer apparently worrying about whether they have a future together.
“Jennifer is pretty private about the relationship, but she’s been hinting that the spark is gone,” an insider told RadarOnline.com.
“She’s having a hard time ignoring the fact that her head has been telling her for a while that this thing with Casper isn’t forever. And now her heart’s saying the same thing.”
Jennifer began her relationship with Casper just a few months after she split from her third husband Marc Anthony. She has a reputation for diving into romances and is said to be determined to make the right choices and love going forward.
The star is said to be concerned she and her beau want different things from their lives. It is claimed she has even tried to end it in the past, but then rekindled the love affair as she couldn”t be without Casper.
In June, the star shot a campaign for cell phone company Viva Móvil in New York City and it is alleged she had split from Casper at the time.
“Everyone on set was whispering about the news,” a source claimed.
“She seemed down and looked tired, like she hadn’t slept well. She holed up in her trailer for hours when she wasn’t needed for her scenes, and asked for vanilla Häagen-Dazs ice cream and white flowers. It was obvious she was a million miles away.”
Jennifer and Marc have five-year-old twins Max and Emme, who get along well with Casper. One of the reasons she is apparently struggling with what to do is that she doesn”t want to upset the little ones. She has reportedly vowed to stay on good terms with Casper even if they aren”t romantically involved any more.
Justin Timberlake thinks collaborations are the key to success.
The star has appeared in popular films such as Friends with Benefits and The Social Network and has also produced four albums.
Having worked with the likes of Jay Z in music and Ben Affleck in the film industry, Justin knows how important it is to team up with the right people.
“Collaboration,” he answered Refinery 29 when asked what the key to a long-lasting career is.
“Sometimes a producer and an artist get together and they make magic, like Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson, and sometimes a director and an actor like Marty Scorsese and Robert De Niro get together and they make magic.
“I do think a lot of it is about chemistry. I do think movies are a director’s medium and music is a producer’s medium. You could liken my chemistry with Timbaland to Scorsese and De Niro. I don’t want to sound conceited but I do believe that the chemistry is there.
Every time we get together we make something I’ve never heard. I think it’s always interesting. I’m going to have to pay for that comment. I know somebody’s going to have to throw it in my face.
Everything we’re talking about is collaboration. One person doesn’t make a movie great, but a bunch of people can make a movie sh**ty.”
Justin plays a college student desperate for money in Runner Runner, which also stars Argo director Ben.
Working with the Hollywood star felt like a successful collaboration to Justin, 32.
“He’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world and now one of the top directors in Hollywood. Working with him was a lot of fun and extremely informative,” Justin gushed.
“I learned a lot. He’s very disarming in that sense. I feel like we’re kind of the same way in that sense. He’s experienced being the biggest movies stars in the world at one time and now to be considered a great filmmaker; it’s a whole new career for him.”
Barnardos Australia will team up with Beyoncé and her #BeyGood charity during her Mrs Carter Show World Tour.
Beyoncé’s #BeyGood campaign encourages people to be charitable, kind to one another and to #BeyGood to each other.
Barnardos Australia in partnership with #BeyGood will set up mobile donation centres at each concert venue hosting Beyoncé’s Australian tour. They will be collecting clothing and donations to
support children and families in need.
Those donating or visiting the donation centres on the night will have the chance to win prizes including a personally signed photo of Beyoncé and even seat upgrades.
Fans can also bid on special VIP ticket packages to the event via the Charity Buzz website.
Beyoncé will be playing across the country throughout October and November.
Beyoncé Mrs Carter Australian Tour Dates 22, 23, 25 & 26 Oct Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 28 & 29 Oct Entertainment Centre, Brisbane 31 Oct, 1, 2 & 3 Nov Allphones Arena, Sydney
5 & 6 Nov Entertainment Centre, Adelaide 8 & 9 Nov Perth Arena, Perth
Mariah Carey says she is about ready to get back to work after being sidelined with a shoulder injury while filming a music video earlier this year.
Carey was hospitalized in July after suffering the injury while filming the video for her song ‘Beautiful’. She expected to be out of action for eight months but says now she is ready to work again after three months off.
‘The last three months of my life have not been easy,’ she posted to Facebook. ‘Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life. It took me three months to get to this point
but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It’s a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can’t believe it. It’s been a long journey, the physical therapists have been incredible and I am very grateful to all of them for helping me’.
‘When people expected me to go ‘Here I am, I’m back and everything’s great!’, it didn’t happen because my hand was still in tremendous pain and it took this long for it to heal. I’ve been working day and night, and it took a lot of rest (though I did sneak in to the studio a couple o’ times!) but I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery’.
The good news for Carey fans is that the new album will be coming soon after being delayed because of the injury. ‘There’s a lot of excitement that I’m going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you’re going to understand why but more than
that, you’re going to feel what I’ve been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years,’ she said.
Mariah Carey has also announced that Jermaine Dupri, who she collaborated with on ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Don’t Forget About Us’ and ‘We Belong Together’ has joined her management team.
Dave Stewart is about to launch his own web TV show called The Ringmaster.
The Ringmaster will be a bi-weekly show featuring ‘music and bizarre things’ with special guests.
The first guest will be actor Andy Garcia (The Untouchables, The Godfather Part III). ‘He is a real mad Cuban music fanatic,’ Dave tells Noise11.com. ‘When he heard I was doing it he wrote a theme tune ‘The Ringmaster’ and he comes on the show and he plays it on
It will be a show where anything can happen. ‘Then I have a guest called Elijah Kelley who is in a movie called The Butler with Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker,’ he says. ‘He is a great actor but also a great musician and record producer. Then he brings on these two girls from Somalia that he has produced’.
‘The Ringmaster’ will also have its own regular house band. ‘I have a band on the stage with Sheila E playing drums and the band Ozomatli,’ he says. ‘I can do what I want and invite whoever I want.
It is really good fun. It has music and bizarre things.’
Dave Stewart will premiere of the first episode on the BiteSize Network soon.
The former ‘NYNC member and fiancé Michael Turchin’s big day is still a year away, but it’s never too quick to begin thinking about the ceremony.
He has confessed he already knows just what kind of wedding would be perfect and is busy with the plans.
“There are a few wedding plans,” Lance tells People magazine.
“We’re doing it probably next fall.”
Because gay weddings are still a new thing, Lance is having to do a lot of research into what would be best for everyone. The singer wants to have a day to remember, and is determined to get it right.
“It’s interesting because there’s so many traditions that have just not been set yet for gay weddings,” he explained. “So when we’re starting to plan we’re like, ‘Well, what is the dress attire?’
“We’ll definitely be wearing tuxedos. We got to be looking fly in our tuxedos. It will definitely be an event that will be high fashion,” he said.
Lance and Michael also put just as much effort into choosing their rings, picking out very stylish David Yurman pieces for last month’s proposal.
Lance revealed that the ring he used to propose in New Orleans “was just for the moment.”
“Both of us picked them out together. We were down in New Orleans and it was last-minute. I ran from lunch one day and got a ring that we’re not even using any more,” he said.
The 34-year-old posted a picture of the rings on Instagram, saying, ‘I’m really excited about them.’
Mariah Carey has announced that her new single The Art of Letting Go will be released on her Facebook page.
Mariah aptly shared the news on Facebook earlier today to her 13million fans, stating that the release will be November 11.
The announcement comes later than expected, after the singing superstar suffered a serious shoulder injury in July whilst on set for her #Beautiful video.
‘Hi everyone!! I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that my brand new single “THE ART OF LETTING GO”, will be released here exclusively on my Facebook page on 11.11.2013!!
‘This song is so personal to me and I’m very excited to share this experience with you in such an intimate way (sic),’ she gushed to fans.
She then changed her cover photo to artwork of the new single, with the hash tag Letting Go.
The photo also invited her fans to an exclusive listening party on Facebook, where they’ll get to hear her eagerly anticipated new single for the first time.
“I can’t even know what to say”!!! We’re less than a month away and I can’t wait to answer all your questions and share this experience with you.
‘Be sure to check back here every day for updates and all there is to know about “THE ART OF LETTING GO. LYM!! –MC #LettingGo (sic),’ she finished the post with.
Last week the It’s Like That singer took to her social media page to update her ‘lambs’ on the progression of her injury.
She also assured them that her new album is a ‘complete+total classic (sic).’
‘Hiiii lambs!! The last three months of my life have not been easy.
Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life.
‘It took me three months to get to this point but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It’s a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can’t believe it,’ she revealed.
Now, who did this to Beyonce? Queen Bee recently revealed she’d shot her first ever calendar and the calendars would be available for sale only on Beyonce’s website for $15.00 but someone went and leaked the pics from the calendar online.