Katy Perry tells Steppin’ Out magazine her dream lesbian kiss would be with 15-year-old Miley Cyrus. “She’s the lucky girl,” Perry said of the ‘Hannah Montana’ star. “It’s cool to hear through the grapevine that Miley Cyrus has my song as her ring tone.” Perry, 23, could have her moment with Cyrus when she appears at the Teen Choice Awards next month, which Miley is hosting. “Maybe we’ll have another Britney-Madonna moment on stage,” Perry joked. “How hilarious would that be? Although I don’t think it would help her career. However, it would definitely help mine!”
MTV Buzzworthy caught up with Lisa and Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas, where the Brisbane twins talke about how with ‘Hook Me Up’ being a big hit in Australia, what are they expecting fur its U.S. release. “In Australia, our first album went four-times platinum,” Jess said. “It was massive. We didn’t have expectations, I guess, for the second record, even over there. It was a little bit of a different sound, it was a little bit of a risk. We’re just really lucky that Australian fans loved it, and it actually grasped an even bigger fanbase than the first album.” Proving the twins share the same brain, Jess added, I guess over here we just want to get our music out there and hope that people…”, prompting Lisa to finish for her with, “Can relate to it and get something from it.” Read more.
Goldfrapp appeared at the latest in World Cafe’s ‘Lillywhite Sessions’ series from Avatar Studios.
On the group’s British sensibility, Will Gregory said, “It’s difficult to kind of know how other nationalities regard one. It’s very interesting. One’s always intrigued to hear what Englishness is. I suspect it’s moved on a bit from bowler hat and a copy of the Times. We can’t help but be English because we are. It think that we do have a sort of quirky sense of humor probably and also I think we like an eccentric.. I think that is something that English people like to do their own thing and go from their own nutty directions and not follow the trends.”
Alison Goldfrapp suggested there were American influences on the new album, explaining, “Sunshine is quite a foreign thing. I mean we talked about a lot of ’70s American films and kind of that hazy Californian sunshine and I suppose maybe more of an atmosphere was the sound that we were kind of (aiming for).”
Listen to a replay of the show aired Wednesday (July 9), featuring performances of ‘A&E’, ‘Road to Somewhere’, and ‘Eat Yourself’, as well as a discussion with host David Dye, via NPR.org below the cut. (more…)
Daniel Powter has been invited as the exclusive international performing artist to attend and perform at The Golden Melody Awards ceremony in Taiwan on Saturday (July 5). Powter will perform his brand new song ‘Whole World Around’, from his forthcoming album ‘Under The Radar’ as well as other hits. In addition, Ford has picked up ‘Whole World Around’ for their latest commercial campaign in Taiwan and China, and the song quickly became the #1 ringtone in Taiwan.
At a fund-raiser over the weekend in memory of ‘Nashville Star’ judge Jeffrey Steele’s 13-year old son Alex LeVasseur, who died last year in an ATV accident, Miley Cyrus made a surprise appearance. Steele was shocked to see Miley come out after her father Billy Ray performed ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ at the second annual Alex LeVasseur Memorial Skate Festival at Jim Warren Park in Franklin, Tennessee. The ‘Hannah Montana’ star asked to perform ‘Simple Song’, which Alex had on his iPod when he passed away. Read more from People.
Annie is set to release her sophomore album ‘Don’t Stop’ in October on Island Records, and the Bergen, Norway pop artist is offering a sampler featuring songs from the disc. Listen to the 11 1/2 minute sampler here.
Former Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon’s people checked in with her MySpace friends on Tuesday (June 24) with the following bulletin:
Next week sees Liz McClarnon swapping her microphone for a chopping board and pots and pans as she joins a host of celebrities for this years’ Celebrity Masterchef.
The show starts next Wednesday 2nd July at 8pm on BBC1, and will be shown Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week.
Make sure you tune in and watch Liz battle it out against the likes of Clare Richards, Chris Parker and Andi Peters, and see whether she really can boil an egg and roast a chicken!!
‘American Idol’ sesaon two finalist Kimberley Locke checked in with her MySpace friends on Tuesday (June 24) with the following bulletin:
I am sending this email to announce that as of June 23rd, I am no longer represented by Jerry Sharrell. As of right now I do not have anyone on board but I am actively looking and taking meetings. If you have anyone in mind that you think maybe a good match for me I would appreciate any contact information that you can pass along. I am still working with Curb Records and William Morris Agency, should anyone need to contact me for bookings.
Charlotte Church’s official web site posted the following update on Wednesday (June 18): “Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson are delighted to announce that they are expecting another baby. The couple are thrilled, as are their immediate families. Meanwhile, Charlotte has confirmed that she will fulfill her commitment to Channel 4 to present the third series of The Charlotte Church Show in July and August of this year.”
Billy Ray Cyrus visited the ‘Today’ show on Tuesday (June 17), where the country singer talked about the controversy surrounding his daughter Miley Cyrus’ Vanity Fair photo spread, where the ‘Hannah Montana’ star appeared to be topless. “I wasn’t there when that picture was taken,” Cyrus told Meredith Vieira. “I had just finished a movie down in Florida. I flew in because Annie had asked that I come in and do a shot with Miley. I’d worked with her before, she’s a great lady. She’s just a good person and a great photographer. I had finished the film. I was actually scheduled to be in Washington state the next day to play for the troops returning from Iraq and the next day in Anchorage, Alaska. But they asked if I could stop by. So I flew into LA, did my picture with Miley, then I headed on up to Washington state to play for the troops. So I wasn’t there at the time, so I was surprised when I saw it. Again, stuff happens, you know. That’s life. Things happen and things get a little out of control and you’ve just gotta deal with life. It’s peaks and valleys and ups and downs.” Watch the segment below.