The pop star is believed to have recorded the new song a few weeks ago. She is set to release the tune in early December ‘ shortly after Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry have unveiled their new albums.
‘Many in the music industry have gotten intel that Beyoncé will put out a single in the fourth quarter, sometime from late November to early December,’ a source told New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l.
‘It’s an official single and it’s timed perfectly to push out all the others. It will be out before the end of the year.’
Beyoncé had apparently wanted to release a big song earlier in the year, but decided to wait until there was some real chart competition.
She is determined to keep the tune under wraps, and it was only played a few times while she shot the video in August. The promo was directed by celebrity photographer Terry Richardson and filmed in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
According to insiders, the new song and video will be released on December 3 ‘ the same day as Britney Spears’ eighth album Britney Jean is available.
‘There is a noticeable hole in Columbia Records’ Q4 release schedule and it’s going to be Beyoncé’s release,’ a source explained.
It has been claimed that Pepsi have funded the entire project.
Representatives for the star confirm Beyoncé is working on something, but insist there are ‘no confirmed dates’ for its release.
Beyoncé isn’t the only one gearing up for a fresh assault on the music charts.
Mariah Carey has been busy working on her new album The Art of Letting Go. The release was postponed after Mariah dislocated her shoulder while shooting a music promo during the summer.
23 year old rising star John Newman whose critically acclaimed debut album ‘Tribute’, released this week and vying for the number 1 spot on the album chart, has announced a major UK tour for January/February 2014.
The tour follows hot on the heels of Newman’s recent triumphant homecoming show in Settle and his sold-out UK tour which kicks off at the end of this month. John and full band will be bringing the ‘Tribute’ album to life from January 27.
Mon 27 Jan 2014 UK Southampton Guildhall
Tue 28 Jan 2014 UK Bristol O2 Academy
Wed 29 Jan 2014 UK Birmingham Institute
Fri 31 Jan 2014 UK Manchester Academy
Sat 01 Feb 2014 UK Newcastle O2Academy
Mon 03 Feb 2014 UK Glasgow O2 Academy
Tue 04 Feb 2014 UK Leeds O2Academy
Thu 06 Feb 2014 UK London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sun 09 Feb 2014 UK Nottingham Rock City
Mon 10 Feb 2014 UK Sheffield O2 Academy
Tue 11 Feb 2014 UK Norwich UEA
Tickets go on exclusive pre-sale to members of John’s database from Wednesday 16th October at 9am. http://www.johnnewman.co.uk
Katy Perry has admitted that she thinks Ariana Grande is the ‘best female vocal in pop today’.
The Firework singer didn’t hold back on her admiration for fellow pop star Ariana, when she heaped praise on the singer during a radio interview.
20-year-old Ariana released her debut album Yours Truly in September, which went straight in at number one on the Billboard 200.
“I don’t know if you know this girl named Ariana Grande. I love her. I love her so much. I think she has the best female vocal in pop music today.
‘She has literally the best voice, the best voice live. She kills it. She’s so good. And she’s the sweetest girl and I just wish her the best,’ Katy told Sirius XM.
Ariana recently confirmed that she’s dating Nathan Sykes from British boy band The Wanted, and even admitted that she’s already met his parents.
28-year-old Katy was on air to promote her upcoming album Prism but when asked about her friends in the music industry she couldn’t help but compliment the young pop star.
“I got to hang out with her and listen to her record before it came out,’ Katy elaborated. ‘I wanted to reach out to her and be like, ‘Hey girl, you’re just about to go through a whirlwind. Let me give you
some tips if you ever need anything – a hairstylist, makeup artist, whatever.”
Katy also revealed that she has recently become close to Stevie Nicks too, and that she likes to see what singing veterans have to say.
She commented that she was honoured that Stevie would make time for her.
‘I actually just became friends with a fantastic woman named Stevie Nicks. She is a beautiful woman and I hope to have tea with her in London.
‘She just has so many little nuggets of wisdom and you know, kind of sees straight through my soul. She’s very kind and a sweet woman,’ Katy shared.
Remember when Ke$ha said her vagina was being haunted by a ghost?
Well, the singer opened up about that — and much more — on Monday’s “ Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Ke$ha told the host, “I know it sounds
ridiculous… but I was told I have dead people in me.”
The pop star said her hypnotherapist then “exorcised my body… and I got a ghost meter to read [my vagina] and it beeped.”
“I’ve been going through a dry spell,” Ke$ha explained.
The “exorcism” will be featured on the new season of her MTV documentary series “My Crazy Beautiful Life.”
Ke$ha also told a bemused Kimmel about her “past lives” as a man and warrior princess.
Kris Humphries finally got rid of Kim Kardashian’s massive engagement ring.
The NBA player auctioned off the sparkler for $749,000 at Christie’s in New York on Tuesday.
A rep for Christie’s confirms the sale to me .
Kardashian’s onetime Lorraine Schwartz ring features a 16.21- carat center diamond flanked by two 1.8-carat side diamonds.
The jewel was once reported to be worth $2 million.
Ashton Kutcher tops the new Forbes list of TV’s Highest-Paid Actors.
The “Two and a Half Men” star is said to earn $24 million for his work on the hit sitcom, beating out co-star Jon Cryer , whose $21 million estimated salary puts him in second place.
Ray Romano , whose “Everybody Loves Raymond” left the air nearly a decade ago, is #3 with $16 million, mostly from the show’s syndication deal.
Avril Lavigne has debuted the music video for “Let Me Go,” featuring her husband Chad Kroeger .
The song will be on Lavigne’s upcoming self-titled album, which comes out in November.
She and Kroeger wed in July.
Lea Michele has a new “love” in her life—an adorable dog named Pearl.
“Today I would like to introduce you to
Pearl. She’s 8 years old and is my new little love.. Welcome Pearl!” tweeted the “Glee” actress on Tuesday, along with a picture of the pooch ( see below ).
She followed up the first pic with an image of Pearl hanging out with Michele’s cat (“My girls :)”) and then a more glamorous shot in which Michele poses her the furry companion ( see above and below ).
“Pearls first photo shoot!” she tweeted.
Given Michele’s difficult recent months, it’s nice to see Pearl lifting the actress’ spirits.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will return as
Golden Globes hosts for the next two years.
A spokesperson for NBC said in a statement on Tuesday, “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”
And Poehler’s rep tweeted, “Sorry
@taylorswift13 but Amy & Tina will be back for the next two @goldenglobes,” referencing a joke last year that didn’t sit so well with the pop star.
The 2014 Golden Globes will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 12.
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are NOT dating, despite a new report from In Touch that was published Tuesday and spread by equally gullible outlets.
The stars were first linked in August when the pair danced on stage together at a party.
The requisite “hooking up” claims soon followed, but as Gossip Cop reported at the time, the two were nothing more than longtime friends.
Foxx and Holmes weren’t dating then, and they still aren’t dating now.
“[The rumors] are one hundred percent not true,” the actor himself tells “Entertainment Tonight.”
Foxx adds, “In fact, it’s quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people.”
In other words: Enough!