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As reported by Spinner
, after lashing out
at a Scottish Cardinal for his views on same-sex marriages earlier this month, Rufus Wainwright took aim at pop star Lady Gaga
for her songs and presentation in an interview with Music Week.
When asked about some of the lyrical content on his upcoming album 'Out of the Game' ("Look at you suckers/Does your mama know what you're doing?"), Wainwright said, "I think a lot of it has to do with Lady Gaga, to be honest
. I totally admire her tenacity, her ambition and her strength of vision. There's just not one good song there
Gino DePinto, AOL
Scottish rock group Snow Patrol
got more than they bargained for yesterday after a photo surfaced of singer Gary Lightbody and guitarist Paul Wilson posing with a dolphin at a Dubai resort.
According to Deadline News, the group was at the 'Atlantis the Palm
' resort for a headlining slot at Dubai's 'Sandance Festival' on March 9. Both Lightbody and Wilson took advantage of the photo op before the concert, one that is taken by many people frequenting the five-star resort.
The picture, which appears in the article and was tweeted by Gulf News Tabloid
, caused a backlash amongst animal rights activists. "Very disappointed that @snowpatrolband
would support dolphin captivity," one tweeted.
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As reported by Spinner
, Elton John has some advice for Madonna
concerning this Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show: "Make sure you lip-sync good
." Yes, the Rocket Man chose that pearl of wisdom when asked by 'Good Morning America
' host Chris Connelly if he had any insight for Madge.
"I've never seen a decent one -- never ever," he told Connelly Jan. 30. "Of course you have to play live, but I don't think you can. In all fairness to everyone who's done one before, you may be able to sing live but it's really hard to play live. Actually, to be honest with you I saw the Stones
[the Rolling Stones] and I saw Prince
and I thought they were pretty good."
Evan Agostini, AP
After a man was arrested late last month (Dec.) in Spain for leaking a demo
of Madonna's upcoming single 'Give Me All Your Lovin','
Madge is mounting an investigation into how the man got his hands on the song in the first place. She reportedly believes the culprit comes from within her own inner circle.
According to a report by U.K.'s The Sun, sources believe the "source of these leaks comes from within Madonna's camp.
" The report goes on to claim that several of the pop icon's tracks "have been exchanging hands for well over $1,000." Additionally, hundreds of hours of video footage and photographs of Madonna have been obtained illegally in exchanges for tens of thousands of dollars. "It is all part of the same deal made by a few unscrupulous characters to line their pockets," a source said.
The investigation follows the recent leak of the reported 14-song track list from Madonna's forthcoming studio effort
, along with the album title itself, 'Luv.' The album is expected drop in late March, 2012.
Evan Agostini, AP
Police in Spain have reportedly arrested a man for leaking a demo version of 'Give Me All Your Lovin',' an unreleased Madonna
reports that a 31-year-old man with the initial J.M.R. was nabbed in Zaragona, Spain in a police operation dubbed "Madonnaleaks." The man was arrested and then later released according to a police statement, which also described him as a big Madonna fan.
Fan site DrownedMadonna.com
reported that British lawyers representing the pop star made initial inquiries as to where the leak originated. The site also said they found a hard drive containing several demos of Madonna songs.
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fans are seriously concerned about the superstar's safety following death threats via Facebook regarding an upcoming show in Lima, Peru.
A Facebook page
titled 'Matar A Justin Bieber el 17 de octubre en el Estadio Nacional' ('Kill Justin Bieber on October 17 at National Stadium') was created earlier this year and has received over 1,800 "likes." The page -- which warns: "Justin Bieber better not come to Peru, you will spend most of your life in shame" -- was apparently removed earlier this week, but there are a handful of copy cat pages, one of which shows a photo
of a bloodied Bieber, a shot taken from his appearance
on the television show 'CSI
' earlier this year.
In response, fans have created a "#BiebsStayOutOfPeru" Twitter hashtag while one do-gooder has created an online petition with over 900 signatures to encourage Bieber to not perform.
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Days after Grammy-winning singer Bryan Adams
announced he would become a father
later this year, the Canadian was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
According to the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce site, Adams was given the 2,435th Star yesterday in a special ceremony in front of The Musician's Institute. The event also featured hockey legend Wayne Gretzky as a guest speaker.
"I remember being in Hollywood at the age of about 16 and marveling at the stars and looking at the stars on the pavement," Adams said at the event. "The idea of being part of it never entered my mind; It was too far-fetched. Today, I'm humbled at the induction of my name into the pavement. It's fantastic."