One of Jimmy Kimmel’s funniest sketches comes courtesy of all the negative posts people send across Twitter about celebrities then having said celebrities go on his show and read them out loud (some of them having laughing fits along the way).
This week, we got a new all-music edition of the sketch in honor of the Grammy Awards set to take place this upcoming weekend.The cast of musicians include some of pop’s biggest artists and some fellow Grammy nominees as well.
Musicians like Josh Groban, Drake, Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, and more take a crack at reading the mean tweets because nothing shows you have a sense of humor about those “haters” than reading those hateful messages out loud and laughing (all the way to the bank) about them in the process.
Check out the new edition below.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air live this Sunday, Feb. 8, beginning at 8 P.M. EST on CBS.
Good news for Britney Spears and her fans who have no been able to head out to Sin City to see her residential stay; she’s reportedly in talks to extend her show.
The show which is titled “Britney Spears: Piece of Me” began its residential stay at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Axis theater back in December and now the pop star is being given the opportunity to extend her two-year stay to three years. If she chooses to stay in Vegas performing her 90-minute shows, Spears will reportedly make $12 million.
According to both New York Daily News and TMZ, she is about to close the deal extending her stay until December 2016.
“Britney Spears has been a great success for the company and will be extended, if she wants to do it, and I cannot see why not,” Caesars Palace president Gary Selesner told the New York Daily News. “She has been filling out the place every night, and she is enjoying it and is in good health.”
According to TMZ, Spears made $30 million when she signed on for the “Piece of Me” show, which by contract means she will perform 50 shows between 2014 and 2015. As of now, no other details have been given about the impending contract especially how many show she will have to perform with the addition of another year.
Britney Spears is definitely letting fans know how much they mean to her and how personal her upcoming album, Britney Jean, means to her.
Today, the pop star unveiled the cover art for her new album which can be seen above as well as a handwritten letter thank her fans for sticking with her throughout all her career. The letter was posted on her officially website, but the actual message can be read here:
I haven’t sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We’re all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes its nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal. I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, “Britney Jean” over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do. I can’t believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I’m really proud of that.
I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course Will.i.am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys 😉
I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.
Hope you love my labor of love!
Britney Jean is scheduled to be released on December 3, just in time for fans to learn the new songs before checking out her residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood for the next two years.
It’s been a few weeks since Britney Spears released the music video for her new song “Work Bitch” and over a month since she announced tat she would be releasing a new album later this year.
Up until now, we have not had the official name of the album so for all purposes it had been called Britney’s eighth untitled album. Today, while paying a visit to Capital FM, the pop star revealed the name of the new album and it looks like it’s similar to 2001’s title.
Spears revealed that her upcoming album which is schedule to be released on December 3 will be titled, Britney Jean. Spear’s explains in the interview with the radio station that the album is “more personal” which led to her to name it after what her family and friends call her.
“It’s a personal album,” says Spears, “and all my family, they always call me Britney Jean — it’s like a term of endearment, and I just wanted to share that with my fans.”
Check out the reveal right here:
Britney Jean will be the pop star’s follow-up to 2011’s Femme Fatale. But while the new album was big enough news for fans, some are still reeling about the fact that she has taken a residency in Las Vegas; signing on to perform at the Planet Hollywood.
Her show, Britney Spears: Piece of Me is slated to start in December 27, 2013, just enough tine for audience members to learn all her new songs, and will run for two years, so if you want to check out her show in Vegas, head on over and get some tickets before they sell out.
Like it was predicted last week, this has so far been Britney Spears’ week even though it looked like it might have been doomed when some leakers got their hands on a low quality version of her new single, “Work Bitch.” But a little leakage didn’t kill anyone, if anything it made her loyal fans even more excited for the new track that was officially released through iHeartRadio’s many stations Sunday afternoon.
This morning during a broadcast of Good Morning America, the 31-year-old pop star announced another round of big news for her fans; the residency that had been speculated for months, had been confirmed.
This morning, Spears arrived in the Mojave Desert, joined by hundreds of school girls via a helicopter to announce her new career move. The “Stronger” star announced that she will be heading to Las Vegas for a two-year residency at the Planet Hollywood with an expected 50 shows each year. In the end, she is estimated to make about $15 million per year for the shows.
“I’m going to definitely do the greatest hits but I’m going to have to put some of my new material in it to just keep it fresh,” Spears said while being interviewed on Good Morning America.
The new show will be called, “Piece of Me” which for those of you not familiar with the pop star’s catalog is actually the name of one of her songs from 2007’s Blackout. Tickets for Britney: Piece of Me go on sale September 20 and prices range from $59 to $179.
But wait, there a little bit of other information; her eight studio album which still does not have an official title (at least to the public) is set to be released on December 3.
Britney Spears sadly joined a long list of pop stars who have had their anticipated new song leaked online before the scheduled premiere date. First, it was Lady Gaga followed by Katy Perry and now Spears’ new song, “Work Bitch” had been leaked early this morning in a low quality format.
Spears took to Twitter to announce that due to the badly leaked version (and one bad apple), the new song would premiere a full 24 hours before its originally scheduled time, which would have been tomorrow, Monday, September 16 at 3 PM EST.
Instead of taking the “threatening legal action” for the leaked song, the poo star’s camp decided to just let the fans have the song ahead of time. For weeks, Spears had been hyping the new song with tweets from set of the new music video and the cover art for the single, but now the full song can be heard here, in its clear and normal quality.
What do you guys think of the new track?
“Work Bitch” is the first single off of her new album which rumor has it should be making its debut sometime in the upcoming months. The album will be her eight album, following 2011’s Femme Fatale and revealed a “recipe” for the upcoming album which apparently includes some of the best parts of her previous released projects.
Previously, it was revealed that Spears would be lending her vocals to a song titled, “SMS (Bangerz)” which will be featured on Miley Cyrus’ upcoming album, Bangerz. The last new song that she released was “Ooh La La” which was featured in this summer’s film, The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.
Looks like fans of Britney Spears won’t have to wait any longer for new music from the pop star. Her new single which will be titled, “Work Bitch” is set to be released next week. Spears took to Twitter to reveal the news that the song will be making its debut on September 16th at 6 p.m. EST through iHeartRadio and local radio stations. The song will then go on to be released at 12:01 a.m. EST on September 17th through iTunes.
While the song will be released to the world on Monday evening, Spears had already gotten a head start on making the video for the song which was filmed in a desert. The video will be directed by the mastermind behind Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” video, Ben Mor. This won’t even be the first collaboration that the video director and the singer had worked on; Mor also worked on the music video for her song featuring will.i.am, “Scream and Shout.”
Spears, being pretty good at keeping secrets at the time, revealed a cryptic countdown on her website last week which was counting down until September 17th. At the time, the speculation was that it would be the day that she would release a new song which ended up being accurate. Earlier this year, will.i.am did reveal that he would be producing the new album. The last original song that had been released from the star was this Summer’s “Ooh La La” which was featured on The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.
Britney Spears has premiered her new song, “Ooh La La,”which has now been confirmed to be featured on this Summer’s movie, The Smurfs 2.
The follow-up to 2011’s somewhat flop continues the story of the blue, little people as they head out to save Smurfette, who has been smurf-napped by Gargamel due to a secret that she currently possesses.
Earlier this morning, the Spears tweeted her many followers about the world premiere of the new song on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show:
“Morning tweople! Getting ready to call @OnAirWithRyan – Ooh La La premiering in 10… U all ready & listening??”
Check out the song below and tell us how you feel? Anything’s got to be better than that awful “Scream and Shout,” right?
Many were speculating that pop star, Demi Lovato would be leaving The X-Factor after the season ended. Fellow judges, L.A. Reid and Britney Spears both said, ‘see you later’ to the series once the season had come to an end.
Spears was apparently voted out because she was too boring of a judge and thought that it was time to concentrate more on what she is famous for, putting out decent albums (let’s pretend that Scream and Shout song doesn’t exist, okay?). L.A. Reid on the other hand, decided to leave on his own accord to concentrate on his day job, being the chairman of Epic Records.
Lovato was believed to be following in her fellow judges’ path, but it looks like she will once again be joining Simon Cowell at the judges’ table for season three of the show.
“She’s a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year,” Cowell said in a press release. “Even though she can be really, really annoying – I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists.”
No definite date has been given for the return of The X Factor, but the show will be back sometime in the Fall.
Earlier today it was reported that there was a video of rapper Eve making indirect comments that Britney Spears did not sing on her latest single, Scream & Shout which features Black Eye Peas’ Will.i.am. When asked by Andy Cohen on his Bravo show, “Watch What Happens Live,” what she thought about the song, she responded with a cryptic “I heard that might not be Britney. That’s what I heard, but you know, I don’t know… it could be Britney. But I heard it wasn’t.”
Now, the pop star’s PR firm is calling BS on the claim against her. Jeff Raymond, Spears’ publicist, was quoted saying, “It’s absolute BS. Britney sang the song. Will.i.am wanted her for this song and she sang on it.” The song met lots of mixed reviews, mostly negative when it first came out with many fans not believing that it was Spears behind the horribly fake British accent and ten seconds of the same lines in the song.
Watch the video before and see for yourself if you agree with what Eve says or if Britney has seriously lost it: