If you can?t get enough of the ?Glee? cast and their beautiful voices ? you're in luck. It was recently confirmed that the FOX hit show is releasing a Christmas album featuring the cast singing covers of 12 holiday classics, which will be out on November 16. The complete list of the featured holiday songs on the album is as follows: 1. We Need A Little Christmas (Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer) 2. Deck The Rooftop (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, and Jenna Ushkowitz) 3. Merry Christmas Darling (Lea Michele) 4. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Chris Colfer and Darren Criss) 5. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year (Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Heather Morris) 6. Last Christmas (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chris Colfer) 7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz) 8. O Christmas Tree (Matthew Morrison) 9. Jingle Bells (Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, and Kevin McHale) 10. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (k.d. lang and Morrison) 11. Angels We Have Heard On High (Amber Riley) 12. O Holy Night (Lea Michele) [gallery=743]
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Good Charlotte's Joel Madden and his 3-year-old daughter Harlow - who was rocking a cute pair of black boots - were spotted on their way to a birthday party in Los Angeles, California yesterday (February 26).
The party had a star-studded guest list - Joel and Harlow were joined by Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani and their boys, and Kourtney Kardashian and her son Mason.
Today (November 23), Miley Cyrus is celebrating her 18th birthday at Trousdale. The ?Party in the USA? songstress is sure to have a fabulous day filled with family, friends, and tons of awesome gifts. [gallery=745]
DAS Communications' lawyer claims producer Dr. Luke convinced her to breach contract.
By Jocelyn Vena
Ke$ha is being sued by her former managers at DAS Communications for upwards of $14 million, Ken Freundlich, who is representing DAS in the case, confirmed to MTV News.
"DAS was Ke$ha's manager since the beginning of 2006, and there was a written agreement, and they worked closely, and sometime in September 2008 [producer] Dr. Luke, for his own personal gain, somehow induced her to breach that contract," Freundlich said. "And she unceremoniously terminated DAS without justification and then ended up with Luke, basically. So we sued Ke$ha for breach of contract and Luke for interference, and that was last year, and the defense's reaction was to try and delay us. They made motions.
"The judge denied all their motions, and now we're going forward. We're going to have our day in court," he continued. "And we're going to prove that Dr. Luke induced her to breach the contract. She had no right to do so, and we're gonna get damages from her."
Freundlich explained how he and his team came to the $14 million sum, explaining, "We don't know exactly how much, but we assume it's in that range. She's been quite successful. The case is set. It's gonna go on the rest of this year. We're gonna go straight to the trial if we have to."
Ke$ha has filed a suit in California against the management team, but Freundlich is confident nothing will come of her claim that they acted as an "illegal talent agent." "That's pending out in California. Even though that case is still pending, I don't think it has any merit," he said.
Calls to Ke$ha's legal team and rep were not returned to MTV News by press time.Related Artists
Closing out the weekend with a romp around the beach, Bethenny Frankel proudly flaunted her bikini body in Miami Beach, Florida on Sunday (February 27).
The reality TV star was joined by husband, Jason Hoppy, as the twosome took a loved-up stroll along the sandy shoreline in the sunshine state.
The sighting comes as Miss Frankel is gearing up for the premiere of her new unscripted series ?Bethenny Ever After? - which premieres on Monday (February 28) at 10PM on Bravo.
Talking about the gig during a recent conference call, Frankel told,?Will I be doing this forever? No. Without getting into the details of my relationship with Bravo, I have a commitment. It?s not like you get to be, like, ?I want to do one season, and then, you know, you?ve spent all this money on advertising and crew and all of that and we?re done.? And there are many things I do love about it. I think it?s a great message for women. I have developed a strong relationship with my fans.?
She added, "It?s not me and six other women, where you can split the time between us. It?s just really me. I?m pretty much in every scene of the whole show, so it?s just a lot of work."
Making for a family-friendly weekend gathering, the stars were out in full force for a Pre-Oscar party in Beverly Hills, CA on Saturday afternoon (February 26).
The Academy Awards fete also drew out pregnant actress Jessica Alba and her adorable daughter Honor Marie, as well as celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe.
With happy couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi smiling for paparazzi, the guest list was rounded out by hotel heiress Nicky Hilton and her longtime beau, David Katzenberg.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Little monsters gush about pop star outside Madison Square Garden.
By MTV News Staff
On Tuesday night, Lady Gaga's little monsters filed into Madison Square Garden for her second of two nights at the storied New York venue. Her fans talked to MTV News about the impact Mother Monster has had on their lives, and many said she gives them the courage to be who they truly are.
"I think that Lady Gaga, for me, has given me a new source of inspiration. And she's so creative ... you have to have some sort of reaction to that," Frank said outside MSG. "And, for me, it's a positive one."
Donning an outrageous outfit, little monster Ricky joked that Gaga has recently done two things for him: "She made us broke, and she reminds us to be ourselves."
Kevin explained that in a world as vapid as pop can be, Gaga serves as a reminder that true art can be created. "As a music fan, I think it's fantastic that we finally have someone else now to be, like, all about a great message and great music," he said. "She writes her own music, which you don't get anymore."
"Lady Gaga's fantastic," Michael chimed in. "Again, as an artist, she's really proven that you can be who you want to be and do what you wanna do and really succeed with it."
Gaga's connection to her art is what seems to really stick with some fans. "I think Lady Gaga has affected everyone personally," Garrett explained, "because I think she's shown the whole artistry of it and making pop culture and art one and one again."
In between all the chatter about her devotion to her music and her craft, one fan noted that Lady Gaga just makes it fine to wear wacky wigs. "She totally made me buy this yellow wig," Gabriella said. "Without her, I never would have bought it. I'm not even lying."
Has Lady Gaga affected your life? Tell us how in the comments section below!Related Videos
Spears and producer Dr. Luke post 10-second audio clip for second single off new album Femme Fatale.
By Shawn Adler
Just two days after Britney Spears released her highly anticipated video for "Hold It Against Me," the 29-year-old diva is back to give fans another treat with a brief snippet from her next single, "Inside Out."
"C'mon! Won't you give me something to remember," Spears sings in the barely 10-second clip, revealed by the singer and her producer, Dr. Luke, on Twitter.
"Baby shut your mouth and turn me inside," she crescendos.
For fans, the brief snippet is a welcome treat, but hardly a surprising one, considering that Spears teased "Hold It Against Me" in similar fashion for several weeks.
In an interview with MTV News, Spears' longtime manager himself, Larry Rudolph, indicated that fans were likely to hear another song before the March 29 release of Femme Fatale, the Mississippi native's first album in three years.
Of the song itself, which he would only speak of obliquely on Thursday, Rudolph had high praise.
"I don't think I've been this excited about releasing a Britney single in many, many years," he said. "It's that good. That's all I'm gonna say about it at the moment. I haven't heard a final mix of it, but I should get it in the next day or two. So far, what I've heard is just extraordinary. It really is amazing. Her fans will be very happy with it. I'm trying hard to get it out before the album comes out."
What do you think of the new snippet? Will "Inside Out" be another Britney hit? Share your thoughts in the comments below!Related Videos
All signs point to a decisive victory for Colin Firth, who delivered a masterful turn as a stuttering king-in-the-making in Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech," on Sunday night (February 27) at the 2011 Oscars. As a veritable king himself [...]
Friday, February 25, 2011
Christina Applegate might have gotten her acting career started at a young age, but the new mom insists her baby will not be a child star. In an interview with E! Online, Applegate gave a definitive "No!" when asked whether her 1-month-old daughter Sadie Grace would be following in mom's footsteps.
"She's allowed to study, and if she wants to take acting or dance classes she's allowed to," the first-time mom said. "But I have a very strong 'no' when it comes to monetary exchange for your talents until she's 18."
At just 3 months old, Applegate made her TV debut opposite her mother, Nancy Lee Priddy, on the popular soap opera Days of Our Lives. The actress continued to work through childhood, taking her first movie role (in the awesomely named Jaws of Satan) at age 7, and tackling guest-starring roles in '80s sitcoms like Charles in Charge, Silver Spoons and Family Ties. At 16, Applegate got her big break, landing the role of ditzy Kelly Bundy on Married... With Children.
Today, the 39-year-old actress says that the birth of Sadie -- whose name is part of a growing trend of Granny-chic baby names -- "healed me" and "opened my whole soul." Applegate also credits Sadie with helping her move past the trauma of being diagnosed with breast cancer and having to get a double mastectomy.
When the glowing new mom was asked whether or not she's already making plans to expand her family, she quickly answered: "No! I'm a month in. This is all I can handle right now!"
Hall Pass is the big comedy this weekend, but is it actually worth seeing? Or should you just stay home and catch the Oscars instead? The answer is pretty clear. Just read our review of the film, then watch this.
Trump said: 'To me she was the sweetest thing. Everyone else -- she treated like s**t.' "
Trump also said Carrie has refused to appear at about 30 events as Miss California, despite being contractually bound to appear.
And after all that drama! What in the world is Carrie thinking???
Update: Click on the click here to continue reading link below to see Carrie's and Shanna's responses to the firing!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Showing off her undeniable hotness, Megan Fox is featured in a newly released video as part of her 2011 Armani underwear ad campaign.
The "Jennifer's Body" babe entices viewers in the short clip as she provocatively strips down to an itsy bitsy ensemble with flashes of her posing in nothing but a pair of skinny jeans, as well.
Making for her second year working with the esteemed designer, Giorgio Armani previously said of Miss Fox, "Megan is young and sexy and has a lot of spirit."
As for her movie making efforts, Megan has most recently been working on the Jennifer Westfeldt directed comedy "Friends with Kids" - which co-stars "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm with a release date slated for 2012.
Spears tweets link to song clip, produced by Max Martin and Shellback.
By Jocelyn Vena
As fans get closer to the March 29 release of Britney Spears' latest album, Femme Fatale, more teasers of tracks off the Dr. Luke/Max Martin executive-produced album are hitting the Web.
On Tuesday (February 22), Spears tweeted a link to a 29-second clip of "I Wanna Go," calling Martin "amazing." The song kicks off with a thumping beat, as the melody plays lightly over it. Brit's staccato vocals — "I wanna go-o-o all the way-ay-ay" — enter as the teaser fades out.
The song was co-produced and written by Shellback, who recently worked with Spears on "If U Seek Amy" and "3." He also hooked up with Usher for "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love," Robyn on "Time Machine" and Avril Lavigne for "What The Hell."
Thus far, all the tracks Spears has revealed in anticipation of the release of Femme Fatale have been club bangers. Last week, she released the dark, sleek video for her lead single, "Hold It Against Me," and days later, she teased her next single, "Inside Out."
"In my opinion, this is her strongest album ever," her manager, Larry Rudolph, told MTV News about the March 29 release. "It's somewhat of a departure from what she's done. It's more mature. It's more of a dance record."
Are you looking forward to the release of Femme Fatale? Tell us below!Related Videos
He?s the object of affection for millions of teenage girls, and Justin Bieber is speaking his mind on the topic of sex in the new issue of Rolling Stone. The ?One Less Lonely Girl? singer explained, ?I don?t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.? He continued, ?I think you should just wait for the person you?re... in love with,? noticeably leaving out the whole marriage thing. As for abortion, Justin says he?s definitely Pro-Life. "I really don't believe in abortion. It's like killing a baby?" And he?ll keep his Canadian healthcare. "We go to the doctor and we don't need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you're broke because of medical bills. My [American] bodyguard's baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby's premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home." [gallery=751]
Star unveils new 'do on 'That Should Be Me' video set.
By Jocelyn Vena
After months of teasing that he might cut his famous hair, Justin Bieber debuted a shorter 'do Monday.
TMZ got the lowdown from the pop sensation on his new look. Photos of the cropped cut — courtesy of his hair stylist, Vanessa — appeared on the website Monday. In one photo, Bieber is with Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts, on the set of the video for their duet, "That Should Be Me," from Bieber's Never Say Never - The Remixes.
Biebs explained that he "wanted to change it up" and that he thought the cut was "kind of a mature look." He will turn 17 next month, so perhaps the new 'do is a step in an older direction for the teen star.
Check out the famous former hair of Justin Bieber.
So, what will happen to the remains of his famous former swoop? Well, TMZ reports the clippings will be given to charity to raise money for various causes, including animal rights.
Last year, Bieber's pal and maybe girlfriend, Selena Gomez, admitted that she wanted to shear off his locks. "Everybody wants to cut his hair. I want to cut his hair!" she revealed in October. "You're with him and you have, like, a 45-second conversation and it's like, [he's flicking his hair the entire time], and I'm like, 'Why are you doing that?!' "
What do you think of JB's new 'do? Sound off below!Related Artists
It's no secret that David Arquette has been struggling with addictions, but the actor, who was released from rehab earlier this month, is coming clean on how far back his relationship with drugs and alcohol goes.
In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Thursday, the Scream 4 star reveals he was just a preschooler when he had his first encounter with alcohol. "When I had my first drink of beer, I must have been four-years-old," Arquette, 39, says. "I was down in the basement with my dad and beer was there and I just grabbed it and drank it. And I remember that. It's one of my earliest memories."
As the years went on, Arquette's experimentation expanded. "I seriously started drinking probably when I was about 12," he reveals. "I stole pot from my father when I was eight years old."
The actor says he voluntarily checked himself into rehab after a literal wake-up call from his sister Patricia and his estranged wife, Courteney Cox.
"I came back from Miami and I had taken a nap. I woke up and Patricia and Courteney were at my bed," he recalls. "Courteney had a cup of coffee. I was like, 'What are you two doing here together?' I already knew."
"Courteney's like, 'Do you mind coming out to the living room for a minute?' I said, 'Sure, let me get dressed.' I put on this white outfit and came out. I peeked my head out [I saw] and my best friend Hartwell and my business partner and some guy I don't know. I go 'What up, Turkeys? I guess this is my intervention!'"
Now, sober since December 29, Arquette and Cox continue to raise their daughter, Coco, 6, together, and insiders say the parents are still close.
A source tells UsMagazine.com: "[They] are still great friends and getting along really well."
Sharpay and her pet dog, Boi, travel to New York City for a role in a Broadway hit, only to discover the part wasn't what she expected.From the wardrobe, I'm guessing this is a campy-type of comedy that's meant to appeal to the Disney crowd (and I don't mean that in a snarky way). I'm tempted to see it just for the dog: what a cutie :)Photos by INF Continue reading →
�??She better get the hell out. If she goes back, she�??s a loser, and she doesn�??t deserve to have any future success.�?�
-- Donald Trump talking about Rihanna's personal issues with Chris BrownContinue reading →
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This week's standout caller on Dan Savage's "Savage Love" podcast was the kind of guy you hope you never encounter, the kind of dude you hope your son never becomes. This gentleman had recently had sexual relations with a girl in his bed and when she left, he noticed that she had gotten some period blood on his white sheets. He wanted Dan's opinion on whether it was her responsibility to replace them. The kicker? They were flannel sheets. Not 800-thread count Egyptian cotton. Flannel. Sigh.
"Sometimes I give in to my cravings but if you're a size 4, you have to watch what you eat most of the time. It's a nightmare!"The 20-year-old �?? who has fronted ad campaigns for Neutrogena and Candies �?? admits that all her favorite foods contain carbs, so she tries to cut down to prevent herself from gaining more weight.She added to Closer magazine:
"I've got this voice in my head saying, 'Carbs, carbs, carbs! Pizza and pasta are best!' and I'm always fighting to turn it off."Even though she battles with her cravings, Hayden had previously shared that she loves to wander around the house in the nude and doesn't mind if her roommate sees her.She said:
"She sees me buck-naked all the time. She walks in and I'm like, 'Look, I'm naked! Naked girl!' "Would you say that carbs a big weakness for you? What is it the one craving that is the hardest for you to fight?Photos by WENN Continue reading →
With his passion for political activism and his presidential charisma, George Clooney seems like a natural to run for office. Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura have paved the way, will we soon be able to cast our vote for Governor (or perhaps POTUS) Clooney?
Not a chance.
"I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you know," says Clooney, 49, in the new issue of Newsweek. "I f***ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth."
Clearly, he's too honest for politics! But Clooney has turned himself into a major force for change by advocating for peace in Sudan. He's now what Newsweek calls a "freelance diplomat," serving as a liason between the war-torn region, the White House and the United Nations. Ironically, it's because he was sick of campaigning that George got involved with Sudan in the first place.
"I had just come out of Oscar season (in 2005)," recalls Clooney. "I had two movies up -- and you really do campaign, like kissing babies. So by the time it's over, you sort of feel unclean. You want to do something that makes you feel better."
After traveling to Sudan, Clooney realized that its people needed more than money; they needed an influential voice to speak for them.
"My job is to amplify the voice of the guy who lives here and is worried about his wife and children being slaughtered," Clooney says bluntly. "He wants to shout it from the mountaintops, but he doesn't have a very big megaphone or a very big mountain. So he's asking anyone who has a mountain and megaphone to protect his family, his village. And if he finds me and asks, 'You got a big megaphone?' and I say, 'Yes.' 'You got a decent-size mountain to yell it from?'' 'Yeah, I got a pretty good-sized mountain.' 'Will you do me a favor and yell it?' And I go, 'Absolutely.'"
Okay, now we're tempted to put Clooney on the ballot ourselves! But it looks like we'll have to settle for seeing it in the movies: Clooney plays a flawed presidential candidate in his next film, The Ides of March.
Would you vote for George Clooney if he ran for political office? Chime in below!
Reality TV starlet Bethenny Frankel and her 9-month-old daughter Bryn spent some quality time on the beach in Miami on Wednesday (February 23). Later in the day, the mother-daughter duo were spotted out for a stroll where they browsed the Max Azria store and bought gelato before heading back to their hotel.
Last week, Bethenny opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her sweet girl: "We?re best friends. She?s definitely a mommy?s girl. She?s a mommy?s girl and that?s such a good feeling."
'There's so much anticipation for this song when he comes out,' Miguel says of MTV News' Song of the Year.
By Vaughn Trudeau Schoonmaker
MTV News just named Usher's "OMG" the #1 song of 2010, and clearly we're not alone in our admiration. But what is it like to watch it performed night after night? Miguel, who is currently opening for Usher's OMG Tour gave us a little insight.
"There's so much anticipation for this song when he comes out, and he really gives the fans what they want," Miguel laughs. "He kills it every night."
Before his latest string of hits, Usher was out of the spotlight for a period of time in 2009, when he was dealing with personal issues including a divorce. Miguel finds his 2010 comeback inspiring.
"There was a period of time, when a lot of people didn't believe in Usher and thought he was finished ... just kind of going to ride off into the sunset and disappear," the up-and-coming singer noted.
With the release of Raymond vs. Raymond and its extended, companion EP, Versus, in 2010, Usher proved the skeptics wrong with chart-toppers including "OMG" and "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love."
"He's such a tremendous example of perseverance and determination," Miguel beamed. "I was there throughout this album, so I've seen the adversity that he's had to overcome perception-wise."
MTV News' Top 25 Songs of 2010 have all been counted down. But the fun isn't over yet: We still want to see your picks in the comments below!Related Photos
It?s hard to believe it?s been two years since that horrific night when Chris Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna. And the ?Kiss Kiss? singer was shown some grace by a Los Angeles court yesterday.
During his hearing, Brown?s restraining order was reduced to a level one, making it possible for him to have contact with the ?Take a Bow? songstress.
Of course, the level one restraining order prohibits Chris from harassing, annoying or molesting Rihanna.
Since his conviction, Chris has completed a court-ordered domestic violence program. he was also sentenced to five years probation and 1,400 hours of labor-intensive community service.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Stepping out with his latest squeeze, Charlie Sheen enjoyed a romantic boat cruise in Marina Del Rey, CA on Monday night (February 21).
The ?Two and Half Men? star and his new lady, who goes by the name Natty, looked to be having a marvelous night as they held hands and shared a few kisses on their way back to the car.
Earlier in the day, the new couple smooched for the photogs outside of an office building in Calabasas, CA.
When asked how he?s been, Charlie responded with a grin and said, ?Winning.?
Martial-arts expert Steven Ho talks to MTV News about working on the new video.
By Jocelyn Vena
Last week, fans were treated to the premiere of Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" video. The sleek, dark look at celebrity life was a new aesthetic for the star, who hooked up with Jonas Åkerlund on the clip.
"I've been very fortunate to have worked on a wide range of high-profile projects, and the video's producer, Hagai Shaham, thought my style would be a good fit with Jonas and Britney. I was brought in to train Britney, choreograph the fight and set up wires for the levitation shots," he told MTV News about joining the project.
"I've always wanted to work with Jonas," he continued. "I knew that a stylized fight would translate well with his trademark visuals, so I was thrilled about doing this project. Jonas wanted a superhuman fight with elements of brutality — that's right up my alley of how I approach an action scene, so we were definitely all on the same page throughout the process."
Not only were Åkerlund and Ho onboard for some mortal combat, but the star herself warmed up to the idea of battling a clone. "Britney was really excited throughout the whole process. It was a grueling shoot of dance and stunts, but her passion for the video and professionalism never wavered," he explained. "There were some pretty tough insert shots where we needed Britney to actually get hit in the face by 'herself.' We did several consecutive takes of this, and she had a lot of fun with it and was a great sport.
"Britney was very enthusiastic about learning how to fight; she's an athlete," he added. "I got that Jonas' concept was partially about the duality of self — we all deal with that, so who wouldn't have fun fighting their alter egos?"
The key, it seems, was making Ho's fight moves work with Friedman's dance routine. "It was really great working with Brian; he's an absolute professional. He was diligent about our fight style being cohesive with the dancing, and that's why it worked so well," Ho recalled. "Our rehearsals were on the same stage, so it was very helpful to have Brian's feedback from a dancer's point of view."
It seems that one of the most memorable moves in the fight, Spears' quickstep during the smack-down, was all her own.
"Britney was fantastic about incorporating what we had practiced in rehearsal, and as a consummate performer, she was able to take ownership by adding her own flavor to the fight. There's a quick cut in the video that features Britney taking a series of small shuffle steps in her heels. This is something she came up with herself that I thought added a nice break of 'cuteness' in the fight," he said. "Jonas drowned out the music here to highlight the tapping sounds, and it's really one of my favorite beats of the video."
Aside from the two Britneys, the other main characters in the fight were her sky-high heels and flowing gowns. "The wardrobe was one of the stars of the fight," he explained. "At first I was concerned about how to approach the long trains. There were discussions with Jonas and [stylist] B. [Åkerlund] and [fashion assistant Renelou Padora] about possibly shortening the train for safety issues. After I showed my wife [designer Nina Petronzio] the pictures of the dresses, she literally said, 'I will kill you if you cut those trains down.' We ended up incorporating the trains as 'weapons.' We treated them as if they were sharp blades, giving Britney reason to jump and evade around them."
What did you think of the Britney battle in "Hold It Against Me"? Share your thoughts in the comments!Related Videos