Beyoncé Knowles is waiting to put her new record out because she’s “the queen”.
Pharrell Williams has been working with the singer on her upcoming album, which doesn’t have a release date yet. She has previewed a few tracks, including Bow Down/ I Been On, but Pharrell explained she has no intention of making her music public until it’s perfect.
“B’s album is crazy. Let me tell you what it is. She’s very particular. She’s a Virgo. And she’s not going to put it out until it’s ready and feels like it’s right to her,” he told Billboard. “She’s got a very specific taste. I guess that’s the reason she’s Beyoncé. Her name is recognisable around the globe and that’s huge. That comes from someone that has very particular taste. When you know what you want, you won’t stop until you get it. [Other people are hearing her album] and are like, ‘Whoa!’ And she’s like, ‘Yeah, I’m almost done.’ And she’s the queen.”
Pharrell has been involved with a number of 2013’s biggest tracks, including Daft Punk’s Get Lucky and Robin Thicke’s song Blurred Lines.
He’s pleased with his success, but doesn’t take anything for granted. Apart from anything, the 40-year-old star can never tell when he has a winning song on his hands.
“Everything in this life is numbers and cause and effect. The music is the cause. But the effect is not guaranteed. There’s been a lot of songs where I think ‘Man, I don’t know why this never blew up!'” he admitted. “There are a lot of factors that need to kick in. And the biggest one is the people. So if they don’t vote for the song, purchase the song, stream the song, then there’s no ‘big’.”
One thing the star is proud of is his ability to push musical boundaries. He is inspired by change and always thinks about what is “missing” in the charts when he starts laying down songs.
The son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne starred in Emmy-winning show The Osbournes with his parents and his sister Kelly from 2002 to 2005.
Jack reveals the famous clan is interested in returning to the small screen soon.
‘We’ve talked about it,’ he told Access Hollywood.
‘It’s been thrown around a little bit.’ The Osbourne family has changed dramatically since the show first aired, as Jack, 27, is now a married father and Kelly, 28, is engaged to wed.
Jack warns fans not to get too excited about a potential reality show reboot.
‘It’s just a different vibe. We don’t all live together anymore, we all kind of have our own things going on,’ he explained. ‘So, it’s a different dynamic.’
Jack often relies on his parents to care for his 17-month-old daughter Pearl if he and wife Lisa are busy.
Although Ozzy, 64, and Sharon, 61, are loving grandparents, Jack says his dad was afraid of babysitting when Pearl was a newborn.
‘First he. kind of kept his distance,’ Jack recalled.
‘[But now,] I’ll leave her with [my dad and mom] for a few hours on a Sunday or something. If I’ve got stuff to do, I’ll drop her off at the house and they hang out with her.’
Jack’s spouse Lisa announced in September she miscarried in her second trimester.
At the time she spoke authentically about how the couple were dealing with the painful news.
“I have been dreading this announcement… I needed some time before being able to say it. Jack and I lost our baby boy last week,”
Lisa wrote on her Raddest Mom blog. “Having a late term miscarriage is by far the hardest thing either of us have ever had to go through.’
The 36-year-old Blurred Lines singer and rapper Snoop Dogg were some of the latest acts to be added to next month’s 2013 MTV EMAs lineup.
And while he is happy Snoop is a fellow performer, Robin jokes he won’t be dancing with the hip-hop star onstage.
“I don”t think we”ll twerk on each other if that”s what you”re hinting towards,” Robin laughed to E! News.
“But I”m very excited to be part of the EMAs and it should be a great time in Amsterdam, which is an amazing city.”
Musicians like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea will grace the stage and Snoop is set to perform a new rendition of his classic hit Gin and Juice.
Robin didn’t divulge much about the details of his own show, but he does want the audience left with good vibes after he sings.
“Well, a true gentleman spreads love and positivity and laughter wherever he goes,’ he smiled.
Earlier this month Robin commented on the controversy over his twerk performance with Miley at the MTV VMAs in August.
He told Oprah Winfrey he thought the whole situation was laughable.
“It was funny to me. It”s silly. I was walking out towards Miley, I”m not thinking sex. I”m thinking fun, you know?” he said.
“Just remember, I”m singing my butt off. So I”m sitting there, I”m looking up at the sky, and I”m singing. I”m not really paying attention to all that. That”s on her. People ask me, ”Do you twerk,” I
go, ”Listen, I”m the twerkee. I”m twerked upon. I don”t twerk myself.”” 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards will take place in Amsterdam on November 10.
Snoop Dogg who has won two EMAs before will be performing a funked-out rendition of ‘Gin And Juice’ joined by 7 Days of Funk to celebrate the 20th anniversary of record-breaking album ‘Doggy-Style’!
Afrojack returns to Amsterdam in his home country for the EMAs and announces they are using his new single ‘The Spark’ as the theme tune for the event on Nov 10th, the same day it’s released.
Afrojack says: ‘It’s really cool to be nominated for two EMAs and perform at the EMAs!’
‘The EMAs are one of my favourite award shows and the fact they’re happening in Amsterdam makes it even more special. Best Electronic and Best Dutch Act are two categories that mean a lot to me. Whatever happens, I feel fortunate to be nominated and I can’t even explain how dope it is to have my new track, “The Spark,” as the official theme song to the EMAs!’
Taylor Swift has co-wrote the song with Fun guitarist Jack Antonoff and it went on sale on 21st October.
To mark the release Taylor has made a special video of the track, including her discussing the project with clips from the film One Chance.
The Weinstein Company had screened the film for Swift, along with her family, at the suggestion of executive producer Simon Cowell.
Taylor had a very strong emotional response to the film, which inspired her to write Sweeter Than Fiction.
Taylor Swift said: ‘I’m flattered to have been asked to be part of One Chance. This is truly a touching and inspirational story.’
One Chance producer, Harvey Weinstein, on Taylor’s involvement: ‘After Taylor screened One Chance, she went right into the studio and sent us what she’d recorded. We instantly felt that she’d really connected the essence of its message, which is about never giving up on one’s dreams. We’re beyond thrilled to have a musician of her stature supporting the film.’
Lady Gaga thrilled fans by debuting new song Gypsy in Berlin on Thursday.
The singer was at an intimate listening party, and played the ballad from upcoming album ARTPOP.
Gaga has promised she will be giving teasers of the album in a very unique way ‘ by debuting a song in each country she travels to, reports MTV News.
“I’ll be debuting a new song in every territory I travel to over the next 3 weeks! An exclusive for each country! Any guesses for Berlin?” the singer tweeted on Wednesday.
Gpysy is the first song Gaga is showcasing. The eccentric pop star also held a Q & A session where she spoke in a German accent and explained why she likes to sing in different languages.
“Because I’m a gypsy. It’s so funny because I actually I have not yet bought a home. I haven’t bought a home because I am never in one place for very long,” she said.
Before singing, Gaga talked about her loneliness and the feeling she has of not belonging anywhere. She said the track best describes her independent spirit.
“So I wrote this song when I was traveling around the world and it was about this exact thing you said to me when you said, ‘They say that a gypsy doesn’t have a home, but I do have a home – I have a home with you always,’ ” she said.
Lea Michele, Dakota Johnson , and Lily Collins were some of the stars on hand at Wednesday’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event.
Held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the fashion show and luncheon is part of the organization’s grant competition for up-and-coming designers.
The 10 finalists for 2013 got to present their creations in front of such famous faces as Olivia Wilde, Rachel Bilson, and Diane Kruger .
David Beckham, along with wife Victoria, was one of the lone male guests, but we don’t think anyone minded.
Feeling blue? Not the colorfully coiffed Demi Lovato, who greets her fans with a big grin on Thursday while heading to the N.Y.C. Good Morning America studio.
Katy Perry rang in her 29th birthday on Friday, Oct. 25, by channeling the kind of teen spirit her songs so often evoke.
The hitmaker gave a mini-concert for more than 2,000 students and staff at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colo., a performance which aired live on Good Morning America as part of its “Roar” With Katy Perry Contest.
Talk about a pep rally! Dressed in a cheerleading outfit, Perry took the stage to sing her mega-hit “Roar,” her new single “Walking on Air,” and her classic “Firework” amidst a throng of excited students, all of whom wore orange and black, the school’s official colors.
NEWS: Katy Perry promises upcoming Prism tour will be “magical” Katy selected Lakewood from a slew of entries sent in from around the country after the singer put out the call for high schools to submit videos showing off their school spirit by lip-syncing to “Roar.”
“It was thousands of kids coming together to ‘Roar’ and that’s what this competition means to me,” Perry told GMA .
Considering the school’s mascot is a tiger, it was a good choice. Lakewood’s clip, which went viral, was filmed in a single take and was an elaborately choreographed affair involving the entire student body. Their rendition beat out four other high schools from Ohio, Texas, Nevada and Arizona for the honor of hosting this special birthday gig.
Kris Jenner is enjoying the single life! The Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality star is in great spirits since her future son-in-law got down on bended knee. Just two days after Kanye West proposed to her daughter Kim Kardashian at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., the matriarch of the family caught one of the rapper’s shows in nearby Oakland on Wednesday, Oct. 23, alongside good friend Ben Flajnik.
PHOTOS: Ben’s days on the Bachelor “Fun night @johneddy83 here we go YEEZUS tour. #oaktown @benflajnik,” the 57-year-old wrote via Instagram. Alongside the caption, Jenner posted a picture of herself and friend John , but opted out of sharing one with the former Season 16 Bachelor.
Flajnik, 30, denied that he’s dating Jenner just last week after a snapshot of Jenner enjoying his winery in Sonoma, Calif., stirred up romance rumors. ( Us Weekly exclusively broke news earlier this month that Kris and Bruce Jenner have separated after 22 years of marriage , with no immediate plans to divorce.)
“I did Kris’ talk show a few months back, brought my wines on the show. Of course I offered her a visit to the winery whenever she had a chance,” the reality star told Us . “That’s how we met. Recently, she ended up contacting me about a month ago or so and asked me if they could film an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians at the winery. I of course obliged.”
He added that Kim’s best friend Jonathan Cheban was also a part of the getaway. “I showed them around Sonoma. Who doesn’t want to ride bikes and drink wine? That’s where one of those photos were from.”
Indeed, Flajnik already has himself a girlfriend anyway. “She’s local, she’s in the wine business,” he revealed to Us . “We’ve been dating, she’s super great and super smart. It’s been a few months at this point.”