Michael David Barret, the stalker, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. Barret, a 48-year-old insurance executive, pleaded guilty in December for one count of interstate stalking.
Previously, on three occasions, Barret had got adjoining rooms in hotels, to that of Andrews. Then, he would drill a peephole into the door and take videos. Barret was caught after he tried to sell his camerawork online.
As rollingstone.com reports, Gaga is embarking on a 31-date North American summer tour, starting June 28 in Quebec.
Gaga describes the tour as the first ever “pop-electro opera.”
“The theatrics and story elements are in the style of an opera,” Gaga told Rolling Stone in an interview last year. “Imagine if you could take the sets of an opera, which are very grand and very beautiful, and put them through a pop-electro lens. The design of the show is very, very forward, very, very innovative. I’ve been thinking about ways to play with the shape of this stage and change the way that we watch things.”
We get in at midnight. There’s an unmistakable energy buzzing throughout Austin Bergstrom International airport on the eve of SXSW. The baggage carousels are full of guitar cases. The air smells of leather. All you see are tattoos and tambourines.
Every year dreams are made and lost here at the world’s biggest showcase for new music. Over the next five days there will be more than 1900 musical performances, featuring countless genres and boundless excitement. Every single square inch of the capital of Texas will be filled with artists with a dream, looking for their moment to shine.
It’s a land full of showcases and secret parties. It’s the kind of place where you have to be in the know, to really know what’s going on. Lineups form outside massive events thrown by Perez Hilton and Rachael Ray. Complimentary drinks flow freely at parties thrown by corporate sponsors and the music industry illuminati. Arguably some of which have outshined the official festival itself. At the annual Levis/ Fader Fort event, it’s become commonplace for big name artists to appear by surprise. Last year’s appearance and secret set by Kanye West featured Common, Eryka Badhu and made headlines around the world. The year before had Lou Reed come out onstage beside Moby. Twitter’s buzzing with the possibilities of who will appear this year. Will it be Thom Yorke? Is Lady Gaga hiding out behind the curtain? Is Die Antwoord going to make their North American debut here?
TMZ posted the following statement from Tiger Woods about playing in The Masters. “The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.
“The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though it’s been a while since I last played.
“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment. Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.
More details to come soon!
“1,000,000 for Meryl Streep to Star in Lady Gaga’s next vid!” currently has 5,097 members and continues to grow rapidly. Created by a young UCLA graduate, the group description reads:
“This group is a petition to encourage a Meryl Streep/Lady Gaga collaboration. If Meryl Streep stars in Gaga’s next video many of us will be able to die happy. Let’s see if we can get a MILLION people to join this group and send a strong message to Meryl Streep & Gaga: ‘We are madly in love with both of you. Please work together.’”
It’s amazing when you can make millions of dollars when you’re dead. TMZ is reporting that the Michael Jackson Estate has signed the biggest deal ever in music, worth up to $250 Million with a guarantee of $200 Million.
The MJ Estate inked the deal with Sony Music which will create 10 projects over seven years.
According to funeral director C.A Reid, the soul legend’s body is still resting in peace in South Carolina, NME.com reports.
Brown’s daughter LaRhonda Pettit claimed that her father’s body had been moved from his grave.
But, a spokesperson for the channel cleared up the situation, reports MTV News.
“MTV did not ban Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s ‘Telephone’ video – in fact, we premiered it on Friday,” MTV Executive Vice President of Music and Talent Amy Doyle said. “Fans can continue to catch the video as we repeat it on-air and online.”
For those wondering, MTV typically airs music videos between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. on weekdays.
On Tuesday, March 16, “South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season Uncensored” DVD and Blu-Ray will be released nationwide by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. All fourteen episodes from South Park’s thirteenth season are available in this exclusive three-disc set. Roll with the boys as they save the economy, the whales, and a bunch of dead celebrities, all while discovering the joys of fish sticks. For them, it’s all part of growing up in South Park!
For the first time ever, the DVD and Blu-Ray will include exclusive deleted scenes and the bonus features include “Inside Xbox: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of South Park Studios” and free codes to unlock character and challenge levels in the “South Park: Let’s Go Tower Defense Play” game on xBox Live Arcade. Episodes on the DVD version will be presented in widescreen format and the Blu-Ray version will be in full HD (1080p). Read more…