Justin Bieber’s birthday party was ‘ruined’ because the mean ol’ bouncers did their jobs and didn’t allow a bunch of underage kids into the singer’s chosen venue. And I guess it sucked that no one bought him a new watch to go with his other watches because he actually ruined a concert people paid money for by turning up late. According to RadarOnline.com, the 19-year-old arrived to his own concert two hours late on Monday because I guess not even he really wants to go to a Justin Bieber concert. When he eventually took the stage, he was booed because many of his young fans had been kept out so late (10:30 p.m. by the time it started) many of them had to go home.
Not realising that the title was supposed to be literal but suddenly reminded that I need to get my own eyes checked, Justin Timberlake flat ironed his hair for nothing since his government name and his new hair are redacted on his own album cover for The 20/20 Experience that’s released in about a month.
Since the shootings last week (there were a BUNCH, right, it wasn’t even one incident in one town?) people have been suitably testy about things like mindless gun crime, gun hoarding, and the glamourisation of gun violence. For example, the kind that’s in television shows like the ones that were pulled, postponed, censored, or broadcast with a disclaimer along with a bunch of movies over the weekend because people were still reeling from the mental image of someone harming those little kids. Which is also the reason why Ke$ha’s song Die Young started to tank over the weekend losing millions of listeners on radio and garnering hate mail on Twitter. The lyrics include: ‘Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young. We’re gonna die young. We’re gonna die young.’ So… yeah. Responding on Twitter to the criticism, she wrote: ‘I had my very own issues with Die Young for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.’ To Lohansplain: her song’s bad and she feels bad but it’s someone else’s fault.
Taylor Swift is probably going to write a song about Harry Styles from One Direction’s lack of commitment after they held hands backstage at X Factor, she introduced him to her mother during her sound check, she set a wedding date in her head and he never called her again. And she probably promised him that she wouldn’t write a song about him but then wrote one anyway because that’s a thing she does. For example, during her interview with The New York Times, Swift casually mentions that she once promised a swain he’d stay out of her dream journal but she put him in there anyway: ‘The only time [being written about] has ever crossed someone’s mind was when we were in the process of breaking up. Of course I was like, ‘Oh, don’t worry, I won’t’ And then I did. Look, it’s not like it was written somewhere in the fine print that I write songs about my life. If we break up, I’m going to write about it. But I’m probably also going to write about when I fell in love with you. So there’s an upside.’
Christina Aguilera insists to this day that if you don’t love Bionic and you’re one of the everyone who didn’t buy it you’re not a real music fan. At least that’s what she told every magazine during a recent promotional tour when asked why Bionic didn’t sell. But she’s going to have to come up with another phrase aside from ‘The album’s ahead of its time’ to explain why Lotus isn’t selling either because it looks like she’s got another flop album on her hands. In this week’s charts, One Direction is expected to take the number one slot selling 525-575k, The Weeknd from XO/Republic is expected to sell 95-105k; the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 soundtrack is expected to sell around 85-90k; while Aguilera is predicted to come in at number four on the Billboard chart with 75-80k albums sold.
Taylor Swift writes albums by tapping emoticon surprise faces into her iPad. Because that’s what her real face looks like whenever she gets an ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ Post-It Note on her pillow when another of her suitors decides to dump her for someone less clingy and crazy. And she released an entire album full of surprise faces that everyone who’s not me bought this week because it sold 1.2 million copies. For comparison, the biggest first week sales for a female singer is Britney’s Oops, I Did it Again! which sold 1.319 million copies in 2000. And the biggest first week sales ever is NSYNC’s No Strings Attached which sold 2.416 copies in 2000. Photos below of Swift on her promotional tour of New York City.