Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine On Britney/Christina

In an interview with Metal-Sludge.com, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine gave his opinion of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera saying, ” I think that Britney has blown more things than the gearbox on her Ferrari lately and Christina is living proof that you can polish a turd.”

Beyonce Glad Mariah Doing Better

Beyonce sent her best wishes to Mariah and lamented about the work stars must do nowadays saying, “So many people want so much from you that it’s very hard to find time for yourself. It’s really important to surround yourself with people who love you and tell you when to slow down because it’s so easy to just want to work, work, work.” Beyonce adds, “I’m very happy that Mariah’s doing well.”

Howie: Backstreet Will Remain Boys

Despite some wishing the Backstreet Boys should change their name to Backstreet Men because of their ages, Howie Dorough revealed, “I feel we’re definitely growing. Boys for us will always be in the name of Backstreet Boys, because boys to us is a name for, just friends.”

Howie points out other bands with the name ‘boys’ never changed their monikers saying, “There’s the Beach Boys, the Pet Shop Boys. They never changed their names to the Beach Men or the Pet Men. So we decided to keep it boys.”

Carson Daly Suing Motorola

Carson Daly Thursday filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit accusing Motorola of breaking a promise to renew a contract with the host of Total Request Live because of troubles in the economy.

Daly’s suit says Motorola was “motivated by declining earnings and the effect of the same on its advertising budget, reneged on its agreement.”

Julie Cordua, a spokeswoman for Motorola, denied the claims of the suit saying, “We did not feel that bringing Carson on board would be the right decision for Motorola. A contract between Carson Daly and Motorola did not exist.”

Jamie Foxx Interviewed Ahead Of VMA Hosting Gig

The New York Daily News interviewed Jamie Foxx ahead of his role as MC for the Video Music Awards on Thursday. Foxx will have to be the funny man while acknowledging the grief people are feeling over the tragic death of Aaliyah.
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NSYNC Back On The Michael Jackson MSG Concert Lineup

Thanks MARK, who in his well known all CAP style updated us on Joey’s phone call into TRL today announcing a series of *NSYNC info.

NSYNC IS BACK IN THE MICHEAL JACKSON TRIBUTE CONCERTS!!!

THEY JUST FINISHED FILMING GONE LAST NIGHT IN LA!

THE VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY HERB RITTS!

IT WILL WORLD PREMIER ON MTV’S TRL ON SEPT 17TH WHEN THE GUYS BRING IT TO KICK OFF THE NEW SEASON OF TRL!

THERE VMA PERFORMANCE WILL BE ALONG THE LINES OF THERE PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR WITHOUT THE TV SCREENS!

THEY ARE GOING TO BE FILMING A CONCERT SPECIAL FOR CBS!

POP WAS RETIRED TODAY AT #1!

ALL OF THIS INFO CAME FROM JOEY DURING A PHONE BETWEEN HIM AND CARSON BEFORE THEY SHOWED THE VIDEO!

Pop Scarce In This Week’s Top 10, *NSYNC Continues Lower

August 29, 2001 – SoundScan figures for the week show *NSYNC’s Celebrity continue lower as rock and R&B acts litter the top 10, including Maxwell in the #1 position with Now. *NSYNC sold 138,555 albums for the week putting them in the #5 position, down from #3 last week. Jennifer Lopez rounded out the top 10 selling 91,657 records for the week.

Dream Talk To MTV About 2nd Album

Dream apparently is catching the wanting to write and produce bandwagon following the success of the Puffy backed groups first album.

Melissa Schuman tells MTV, “We want to write a lot on this album and produce. We got a taste of that on our last album a little bit, but we’re gonna take advantage of it this time.”

The group says they aren’t finished on their first album’s work though, as they’ll shoot a video for In My Dreams in a few weeks.

BSB Greatest Hits Track Listing Revealed

RollingStone.com reports the Backstreet Boys new greatest hits album, titled Chapter 1, will have a different set of tracks in the various countries it will be released in on October 23rd, though all versions will have the Drowning tune included.

The Drowning song is set for a September 17th release and the US/Canada version of the album will include the following tracks:

Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

I Want It That Way

As Long as You Love Me

I’ll Never Break Your Heart

Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely

Larger Than Life

Shape of My Heart

More Than That

The Call

The One

Drowning

Michael Jackson Taps Marlon Brando For Video

After Robert DeNiro turned Michael down to star in his newest video for You Rock My World, Jackson turned to Brando, according to The Sun. The video is said to be more of a short film in the same respects as Thriller was, though an insider says it will be even better…

The insider revealed, “This will be a video like no other – with some of the top names in showbiz. Michael wants to come back with a bang and he knows people will expect a great video. It will also show Michael in a new light and should even blow Thriller away.” Video making delays have set the release of the short film to October 8th instead of the original September 3rd release date.

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