Liam Payne of ‘One Direction’ Says New Album is “Quite Retro”

onedLiam Payne of One Direction reveals details about their much-anticipated follow-up to “Take Me Home.” In an interview with “MTV,” Liam Payne says the group is going for a new sound for their third studio album. Liam says the album has them going in a “rock direction” and that it’s “very live sounding” and “quite retro.” He says that they “spent a lot of time writing” as the toured the world, with the help of the same songwriting team that’s responsible for the success of their past two number one albums. He adds that the group is hoping their devoted fan base will be able to “kind of adjust to the music with us.” The still-untitled album is expected out by the end of the year.

Meantime, One Direction will not be performing at November’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, despite rumors that surfaced earlier this week. The company released a statement saying the reports are “untrue” and that the performers will be announced in early October.

 

Lady Gaga Gives One Direction Motherly Advice

Lady Gaga gives One Direction a pep talk at the VMA's

Lady Gaga gives One Direction a pep talk at the VMA’s

A backstage camera at the MTV VMA’s caught a special moment between One Direction and Lady Gaga. After the group won the Best Song Of The Summer award on Sunday night, they were met with some boos while accepting the award. MTV had a “thank you cam” set up backstage at the Barclays Center where the boys stopped to thank fans again for their votes. They then turned around to see the Mother Monster herself approaching them from behind. It’s unclear whether she knew the camera was rolling, but she’s seen lining the five of them up for a quick pep talk.

Gaga is heard saying “don’t you dare let those people boo you” and “you deserve every bit of success that you have.” The camera also caught Gaga saying she felt like leaving the show because she didn’t “want to be in a room like that.” She mentioned her own performance of “Applause,” which included pre-recorded boos was because she “wanted to make a comment about that” herself.  Check out the Clever Music Video recap of this story here.

Justin Bieber Allegedly Has a Spitting Problem Accused Of Being a Snot

JustinBieberSnotThe number of people who have officially accused Justin Bieber of spitting on them is growing like a huge loogie! An Ohio man who recounted an alleged altercation with the singer has filed a police report against him. The man, Addison Ulhaq, is a student at Ohio State University who works as a DJ at a club called the Social Room in Columbus. That’s where the incident supposedly took place. According to “TMZ,” the police report filed against Bieber accuses him of spitting in Ulhaq’s face after cursing him out. The report also notes that Ulhaq “does not want anything done at this time” and “just wants to document the incident.”

It’s unclear how the man intends to proceed with his allegations, but no criminal charges against Bieber have been filed. Earlier this year one of Bieber’s neighbors also accused the singer of spitting at him during an alleged dispute.  What a snot.

Teen Choice Award Nominations Are In

teen-choice-awards-2013-nominationsThe final round of nominations for the Teen Choice Awards are in. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars are among the stars picking up more nods for next month’s ceremony. The awards are locking into the artists buzzing during the summer season, with songs like Miley’s “We Can’t Stop,” Robin’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” all going head-to-head for “Choice Summer Song.” Miley, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Pink are all nominated for Choice Summer Music Star: Female as well. Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Legends of the Summer” tour is up for Choice Summer Tour, going up against Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter Show,” One Direction’s “Take Me Home” and Taylor Swift’s “Red.”

The Teen Choice Awards will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 11th on Fox.

Final Round of Teen Choice Awards Nominations:

Choice Summer Song:
“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke Feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I
“Cruise (Remix),” Florida Georgia Line Feat. Nelly
“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
“Teasure,” Bruno Mars
“We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus

Choice Summer Music Star: Female:
Miley Cyrus
Ariana Grande
Selena Gomez
Pink
Rihanna

Choice Summer Music Star: Male:
Jay-Z
Bruno Mars
Pitbull
Robin Thicke
Justin Timberlake

Choice Summer Music Star: Group:
Daft Punk
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Maroon 5

Choice Summer Tour:
Beyonce, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Bruno Mars, The Moonshine Jungle Tour
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, Legends of the Summer Tour
One Direction, Take Me Home Tour
Taylor Swift, Red Tour 2013

Choice Summer TV Show:
Teen Wolf
Pretty Little Liars
So You Think You Can Dance
The Fosters
Under The Dome

Choice Summer TV Star: Male:
Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Jake T. Austin, The Fosters
Jean Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy
Avan Jogia, Twisted
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Star: Female:
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Maddie Hasson, Twisted
Chelsea Kane, Baby Daddy
Katie Leclerc, Switched at Birth
Maia Mitchell, The Fosters

Demi Lovato’s Strong Connection To The Afterlife

2013-demi-lovato-400When she’s not busy being a pop star, Demi Lovato is apparently an avid ghost-hunter. In an article she wrote for the website “Buzzfeed,” the singer revealed her fascination with the paranormal, which she says started with her friendship with the spirit of a little girl who haunted her childhood home in Texas. Demi says her mother used to catch her talking to someone as early as age three, and that several mediums later revealed to her that the ghost’s name was Emily. The singer wrote about several paranormal experiences that she’d had in the past, saying she feels she has a “really strong connection to the afterlife.”

She says it’s given her the ability to walk into a room or hotel in her everyday life and know if it’s haunted because she is “sensitive to energy” and has an open mind.

No Financing For Taylor Swift! Buys Mansion With Cash

Taylor_Swift_GMA_2,_2012Taylor Swift is adding to her list of properties. TMZ.com says the country-pop superstar has purchased Rhode Island’s famed Harkness House. The mansion itself measures more than eleven-thousand-square-feet, and sits on more than five acres of land. Taylor and her family took a tour of the property just two weeks ago, and were reportedly impressed. The asking price was said to be more than 20-million-dollars, but Swift got the house for 17-point-75-million. In addition, she reportedly didn’t get any financing but made the purchase with cash. Ballin!

New One Direction Album Out Before Christmas

one_directionOne Direction’s Louis Tomlinson has dropped a huge piece of news! In an exclusive interview with James Ingham of the “Daily Star,” Louis confirmed that the British boy band has been recording an album that “will be out before Christmas.” It looks like the group has been up to quite a bit of multi-tasking, as Louis says that they started working on the new album “about a month ago” in their hotel rooms as the trek through the U.K. on tour. Louis says that all five members have been involved in the writing process as well, adding that they are all “pretty shattered,” but “having a great time.” One Direction’s past two albums “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home” both debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in March and November of 2012, respectively. The boys will make their way to the U.S. in June and their concert documentary “This Is Us” hits theaters in August.

 

Mac Miller Kicks Off Reality Series Tonight

mac-milleMac Miller fans can finally catch the first episode of his reality show, “Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family.” The six-episode series kicks off tonight on MTV2. The show revolves around the rapper and his friends as they leave their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and embark on their first trip to Los Angeles. Fans will also get a peek into Mac’s time in the lab as he puts the finishing touches on his sophomore album “Watching Movies With the Sound Off,” which will hit stores some time this year. Check out Mac and his boys trekking across the U.S. tonight at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on MTV2.

 

Update: Lady Gaga’s Hip Injury and Tour Cancellation

ladygagaLady Gaga’s “Little Monsters” should rest assured knowing that the star’s recently announced hip injury isn’t as serious as it sounds. An orthopedic surgeon is talking to “MTV News” about Gaga’s condition. The expert, Dr. Alexis Colvin, who specializes in sports medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is not treating the star – but says the injury is “not uncommon” and it’s possible she “could go back to performing within three to six months.” Gaga announced on Wednesday that the remaining half of her “Born This Way” would be canceled because she is in need of surgery for what is called a “labral tear of the right hip.” Colvin says that the injury could have been caused from dancing, and is common among athletes, particularly those whose have to twist and turn their hips. She also said that it was highly doubtful that the injury was caused by Gaga’s fondness for high heels.

She tweeted on Tuesday breaking the news that she would have to postpone four shows, confessing that she’d been hiding the injury from her staff but that it had reached a point where she couldn’t walk.

The cancellation of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” tour is expected to have a major financial impact on the concert business. According to the “Chicago Tribune,” promoters estimate the scratched dates could cost the industry more than 35-million-dollars in revenue this year. Gaga’s tour was the fifth most-successful trek of 2012, bringing in an estimated 161-million dollars. On Wednesday, a day after announcing the cancellation of four concert dates citing inflammation of the joints, the singer said she had to scrap the remainder of her tour as well, as she would eventually need surgery on her hip. Tickets for the remaining dates on Lady Gaga’s tour are being refunded at point of purchase.

Justin Timberlake Releases Video For “Suit & Tie”

justin-timberlake-600x337Justin Timberlake has released the official video for “Suit & Tie.” The star tweeted the video early Thursday as a special Valentine’s Day treat for fans. Justin reteamed with his “The Social Network” director David Fincher, as well as fashion designer Tom Ford, who provided its many suits and ties. The new video follows the lead of the lyric video released last month. The clip was filmed in black and white and features a cigar-smoking Justin busting out his dance moves behind a mic. Jay-Z also made an appearance in the five-and-a-half minute video. Justin’s “The 20/20 Experience” is out on March 19th. “Mirrors” is the second single off the album, which the singer released last week.