When we look back years from now, we will know that on this day, March 1, it wasn’t any sort of world issue that was trending online… it was Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday.
Something to be proud of people.
The newest, crazy thing
groupies fans are doing for Beaver’s birthday is setting him a Guinness World Record, because apparently he doesn’t already have enough accolades. Bieberites are trying to set a record for the most social media messages in 24 hours.
Messages can be sent via Facebook and Twitter and there’s an online countdown to ensure you make the time cut. If you are so inclined, you can retweet the following message: “Setting a world record for @justinbieber! #leggo http://bit.ly/jb18th.”
Also, cougars…. Justin is 18 now! And he knows he’s legal (wink).
Scott McCreery can add another accomplishment to his list besides winning American Idol. McCreery is the youngest male in history to open at number 1 on the Top 200 chart.
McCreery told RadarOnline: “My hopes were just to go out there and have fun and let people know that the album was out there. Everybody hopes for the number one, but you never really expect it.”
Scott is also the first AI winner in eight years to land his debut album in that spot.
Gregg Wattenberg, Wind-up’s Chief Creative Officer, said “When the possibility of signing James Durbin to Wind-up Records came up, we knew it was a no-brainer. James is a rock star. We’re all excited to have him as part of the family and can’t wait to let his fans hear his debut album.”
The album is due for November.
It’s kind of like Amy Winehouse is more successful dead than she was alive. Amy’s album “Back To Black” is the U.K.’s top selling album of the 21st century, reports Billboard.
Reports say her second album has sold 3.26 million copies in the U.K.
Although her album has performed well since its 2006 release, sales have surged since her death.
The exact cause of her death is still under investigation.
So Perry is officially a music record holder, and unquestionably pop culture royalty. Love her or hate her – you need to respect her.
Harry Potter keeps breaking records, and now it has taken the top spot of the most important box office record. Harry Potter has officially overtaken Star Wars as the top grossing franchise in domestic box office history.
Harry Potter has grossed $2.223 Billion throughout the entire franchise, compared to Star Wars’ $2.217 Billion, reports EW. These are the only two movie franchises in history to surpass $2 Billion.
However, Star Wars continues to be the most viewed movie franchise in history, which has sold twice as many tickets at the box office. Because of inflation, Harry Potter earned the top spot for ticket sales.
It was released only four months ago, selling 2.5 million copies in the U.S., and 9 million globally.
Pretty amazing accomplishment, considering a couple of years ago Adele was basically unknown.
Columbia Records likes Naya Rivera on ‘Glee,’ so much that the 24 year old has grabbed a record deal, according to EW.com.
It’s not surprising as Rivera has demonstrated her vocal range, covering BBA to Amy Winehouse. But there’s no word yet on the musical style she’ll aim for when she enters the studio for her debut album.
Understandably, this is a dream come true for Rivera, who said in an interview, ”I would love to release my own album someday….I can die happy when that happens.”
Greyson Chance, the teen singer/songwriter who became a YouTube sensation with a cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi,’ has announced that his debut album will be released in August.
The album, titled ‘Hold On ‘Til the Night,’ will be released on Aug. 2 through Ellen DeGeneres’ eleveneleven record label, in tandem with Maverick/Geffen.
Chance stopped by ‘Ellen’ today to announce the release date and perform his new single, ‘Unfriend You.’
“When all this first started… they started putting me in the studio and I was cutting records, and it was a mixture of being excited and being very nervous,” says Chance. “I didn’t really know who I was at this moment, so I took this record to evolve into myself and put myself in my music. And also, I was going through a heartbreak at the time, and that’s where most of the lyrics come from. This record really helped me gain courage and strength, and for the fans, I hope they gain courage and strength from it as well.”
Chance recently wrapped a co-headlining tour with fellow teen star Cody Simpson, and recently shot a music video for ‘Unfriend You’ that he says will include “an artistic piano scene” as well as a lot of silly string. Chance says that he has a few things left to tweak on the full-length, and will return to Los Angeles next month to finish it up with producers The Matrix and Ron Fair.
“I’m gonna be yelling at the producers going, ‘Noo, turn that drum up, turn that drum down!’ and they’re gonna be going, ‘No, you’re 13, shut up!’” he says with a laugh. “It’s all in good fun… we have so much fun in the studio and they really respect what I’m trying to do with my music, and I respect them as well.”
Am I the only one who finds it ridiculously funny that he’s writing about “heartbreak” at the age of 13? It seems like we have another Justin Bieber on our hands – prepare yourself, world.
This just shows what a huge phenomenon “The Hills” really were to pop culture and TV. The finale of the series which aired Tuesday night was the most watched program in MTV history, attracting nearly a half a million viewers.
So let’s think about this for a second. Of all the programming MTV has produced since 1981, “The Hills” is the most watched program out of all of them. That’s pretty astonishing and quite a reflection on today’s society. It turns out what really gets youth excited is watching “mockumentary” programming of a bunch of young and rich 20 somethings run around L.A., and hear them talk about their “devastating” social problems.
So well done for MTV on delivering what their audience wants, and here’s hoping the next generation of youth are looking for something a tad more thought provoking.
So along with “American Idol” and “Glee,” Fox is looking pretty.
In an interview with the Sun, the actor says that 2011 maybe his breakout year for an album. Pattnson does have some experience in the area, after contributing to the song “Never Think” for the original “Twilight” soundtrack.
Avatar has done it! Avatar hit $1.29 Billion at the international box office. The movie beat James Cameron’s other film Titanic, which was previously the highest grossing film, which was at $1.24 Billion.
The studio is estimating by the end of the weekend, the box office tally should be $1.848 Billion, making it the Earth’s biggest money maker of all time.
As if the line-ups outside movie theatres didn’t give it away, the official reports are in: The Twilight Saga: New Moon topped the box office this weekend with $140. 7 million. New Moon now sits at number three in the list of highest ranking box office weekends of all time, alongside The Dark Knight ($158.4 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million).
“New Moon proves not only that the importance of teen girls at the box-office cannot be overstated, but also that going out to see a movie like this in a theater creates a communal event that can become a cultural phenomenon,” Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box-office division of Hollywood.com, told The Wall Street Journal.
New Moon posted the largest opening-day box office record with $72.7 million, beating out The Dark Knight‘s first day.
When Twilight opened in 2008, it grossed $192.8 million after about 19 weeks in theatres, but as the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, critics are speculating New Moon will beat those numbers within a few days. More than 2,000 theatres in the US re-screened Twilight for a one-day teaser for fans, and grossed a total of $1.3 million.
After Star magazine reported Canadian funnyman Michael Cera had dumped his “girlfriend,” comedian Charlyne Yi after dating for three years, Yi set the record straight to Moviefone.
“We weren’t dating at the time … or ever,” Yi said of the time her and Cera spent together shooting the mockumentary “Paper Heart.” “I also heard that we broke up. Someone sent me an article that said I was really sad. It says that I’m sad that we’re touring together. But he’s actually in Toronto right now filming a movie called ‘Scott Pilgrim.’ So that’s interesting.”
On Friday, Fall Out Boy will make an attempt to enter the “Guiness Book of World Records” by trying to claim the “most radio interviews by a pair within 24 hours.”
Fall Out Boy’s attempt at the record for playing a concert on all seven continents fell short due to a canceled trip to Antarctica.
Although they may not be facing weather-related challenges this time, current record holders Alastair Galpin and John Stanfield from New Zealand completed a whopping 57 interviews in a span of 24 hours, leaving the band with big shoes to fill.
At 3 a.m. PT, bassist Pete Wentz and frontman Patrick Stump will settle down at Premiere Studios in Los Angeles and begin taking questions from radio stations around the world.
“I have a big mouth, lots of teeth and am filled with hot air. Sometimes I feel like I could talk forever,” Wentz said to MTV News. “In all seriousness, we’ve been watching YouTube videos of that Micro Machines guy for speed, then a bit of Sarah Palin to study up on how to answer any specific question with whatever vague answer we want.”
Angelina Jolie has finally lived up to her pay check and delivered a hit.
Her new action flick “Wanted” opened this past weekend to record numbers. In fact, Deadline Hollywood reports that it was the biggest opening weekend ever for an R-rated movie in June. It took in $51.1 million, surprising Universal Studios, who were only expecting $35 million.
“Wanted” was also the sixth biggest opening for an R-rated film of all time, and the third biggest R-rated action film.
This all looks very good on Jolie, who was on of the main reasons that audiences wanted to see the film, according to the studio’s polls. It was Jolie’s biggest opening ever for a live-action film.
Jolie’s last couple of films, like “Beowulf” and “A Might Heart,” have only had lukewarm receptions.
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man’s ? daughter?
Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of singer Billy Joel and model Christy Brinkley, has decided she wants to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a singer, the Toronto Star reports today.
There’s only one problem ? she doesn’t have a record deal yet.
However, the Star says she has embarked on her career with money and support from her parents, and her MySpace page, which has become very popular. She has begun touring to get the word out
Joel will hit the Hard Rock Caf? tomorrow in Toronto to perform some of her songs.