Pop Artists React To Supreme Court Ruling DOMA Unconstitutional

Luciana Caporaso celebrates SCOTUS DOMA ruling

Several pop artists are reacting positively to the news Wednesday that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and declared that gay and lesbian couples who are legally married get benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples. The 5-4 SCOTUS ruling said DOMA was unconstitutional. Among the reactions on Twitter:

Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): Today is history!!! One that makes me proud of #SCOTUS #DOMA and equally proud of @TheFostersABCF #history #loveforall

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): Proud to hear The Supreme Court made the right decision to overturn DOMA! #NOH8 Read more at @GLAAD http://www.glaad.org/marriage

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): #PROP8 IS GONE! #DOMA IS GONE! #SCOTUS #LoveIsLove … Que parte de “DOMA ES INCONSTITUCIONAL” no entienden los fundamentalistas? :0) #IglesiaYEstadoLosQuieroSeparados!

Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): Can’t quite believe the good news today. Been hoping & wishing for this for so many years had begun to almost give up #equalmarriage #doma

Kylie Minogue smiles while shooting 'The Abbey Road Sessions'Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): #loveisloveislove Farewell #Prop8 #DOMA #lovers

Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Today is a big day! No mo DOMA! Have any of these moronic tea party sociopaths actually read the constitution?

Moby (@thelittleidiot): congratulations EVERYONE! … #MarriageEquality

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): It’s a beautiful day! DOMA is held unconstitutional!! #MarriageEquality #Marriage4all #loveislove

Luciana Caporaso (@LucianaCaporaso): DOMA struck down, Marriage equality here in California again. Progress is happening, such a historic and emotional day

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud

Kimberley Locke (@KimberleyLocke): Feel the love surrounding us, there’s really no way to stop it. Buy-bye #DOMA !!!!! Historic day!

Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): come on America, time to step out of the dark ages. #Prop8 #doma .. it’s been a real good 24 hours for the things I believe in.

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): I don’t know what to wear to all the gay weddings I will now be attending. Good job Supreme Court!!! xo,C

Rebecca Black in your wordsRebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): #DOMA IS DEAD! Incredible. #marriageequality

Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): CONGRATS to all my gay brothers and sisters who are one step closer to having the same rights to happiness as anyone.

Jason Mraz (@jason_mraz): Dear Supreme Court, You Rule. Thanks for seeing that we, The American citizens, a unified tribe of people on Earth, are treated equally.

Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson): The LBGT Community has reason to celebrate the Supreme Court recognizing their marriage rights laid down but the Constitution! YAY progress!

Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic): Good job Supreme Court.

Nick Carter (@nickcarter): Congratulations on the Supreme Court ruling in California. You deserve it!

Demi Lovato warriorDemi Lovato (@ddlovato): Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality.

Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): We stand tall today. #DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority. pic.twitter.com/teni7GREDY

Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): Yeah, marriage equality!!!! On our way! #PeopleLikeUs #TieItUp

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): BYE BYE BYE Prop 8 and DOMA!! (Had to!) Today we celebrate this huge victory. Tomorrow, we continue the fight for the rest of the states!!

Sia Furler (@Sia): Yayayayayayayay!!! Equality!!!

Ke$ha (@keshasuxx): YES. EQUALITY. #PrideConnectsUs

Jessie Malakouti (@JessieToyBoys): LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS #downwithDOMA #equality http://youtu.be/98WU7CoxqyA

Nick Jonas acneNick Jonas (@nickjonas): We are all equal and have the right to love. So proud to be an American. #equality

Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKee): Hearing #PropHATE was overturned makes me ESPECIALLY proud 2 be a #CaliforniaGurl- hoping it’ll be ALL #AmericanGirl soon #Equality #Pride!

Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Congratulations to all my friends in the #LGBT community. Today we’ve gone one step in the right direction to #EQUALITY in America. RAD NEWS

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): What a beautiful day!! #equality

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): Good job #supremecourt. It’s a great day! #equality

Kylie Minogue On Her 2012 Career Milestone, Embraces 2013

Kylie Minogue celebrates the end of 2012 at the Opera House in Sydney, talking about being the fireworks show's creative ambassador and calling the event 'Embrace'

WIN Television caught up with Kylie Minogue on New Year’s Eve at the Sydney Opera House, talking with the Australian pop singer about contest winners that got to meet her, her role in the fireworks celebration at the venue, having the show theme called “Embrace” and her review of the past year, which saw Kylie celebrate 25 years in the music business.

On being the creative ambassador of the New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration, Kylie said, “It’s so surreal. It’s really such an honor and here we are. It’s actually happening.”

As for why the celebration was dubbed “Embrace”, Kylie hugged the interviewer and explained, “Because doesn’t it feel good? I love the theme embrace, as in the physicality of it and embracing new concepts, possibilities, the old and the new. I am really glad that was the theme for this year.”

Talking about her 2012 what she’s looking forward to in 2013, Kylie said, “It was a big year, celebrating a milestone in my career that 25 years ago I didn’t even dream of even having a second single, so it’s been amazing.”

Watch the brief interview via YouTube below.

Kylie Minogue Talks Career Highlights, ‘The Abbey Road Sessions’

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue visited ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ recently to talk with the chat show host and perform one of her hits featured on her compilation album ‘The Abbey Road Sessions’.

Talking about the highlights of her 25-year career, Kylie said, “Firstly getting a record deal. I mean I was on ‘Neighbours’ as you know. So ‘Locomotion’ being a hit, which led to so many other things. Maybe performing at the Olympics.”

On the new greatest hits album, she said, “I think it’s just timely being in my 25th anniversary. It’s a greatest hits, but all of the songs were recorded at Abbey Road. It’s reinterpretations of a bunch of hits, either orchestral or very simple acoustic with piano or guitar.”

Asked if she ever gets grumpy, Kylie said, “Is there not a woman sitting in front of you? Do I get.. girls, even if you are the sweetest person on earth, yeah you get grumpy.” She cited running late as an example of something that made her grumpy.

Watch the interview and performance ‘Never Too Late’ via YouTube below.

‘The Best Of Kylie Minogue’ Out Next Month

Kylie Minogue in a spacesuit outfit on stage

July 28th will be the 25th anniversary of the release date for Kylie Minogue’s debut single ‘The Loco-Motion’, and to celebrate the occasion, the Australian pop singer is releasing a greatest hits album ‘The Best of Kylie Minogue’ on June 4th internationally and June 19th in the U.S. The songs selected for the ‘Best Of’ album were chosen by fans through extensive market research conducted by her record label EMI late last year. The 2 disc set includes the 21 tracks on CD and the music videos on DVD.

'The Best of Kylie Minogue' CD/DVD artwork

‘The Best of Kylie Minogue’ Tracklisting (CD/DVD sequence is identical):
1. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
2. Spinning Around
3. I Should Be So Lucky
4. Love At First Sight
5. In Your Eyes
6. Kids (with Robbie Williams)
7. Better The Devil You Know
8. All The Lovers
9. Give Me Just A Little More Time
10. Celebration
11. Slow
12. Red Blooded Woman
13. I Believe In You
14. On A Night Like This
15. Confide In Me
16. Get Outta My Way
17. The Loco-Motion
18. Tears On My Pillow
19. Wow
20. In My Arms
21. Never Too Late

Pop Artists React To Steve Jobs’ Death On Twitter

Several pop artists are reacting to the death of Steve Jobs, the co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., who lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer earlier today. Jobs, who was 56, helped revolutionize the music industry with the introduction of the iPod and iTunes, followed by the iPhone and the iPad. Among the Tweets:

Natalie Warner (@natwarner): So sad to hear about Steve Jobs!!! :0(

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): OMG! Steve Jobs. :(

Emmy Rossum in a carEmmy Rossum (@emmyrossum): Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs. A true genius and kind man. I was lucky to meet him and his family when I was a young child. He will be missed.

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): holy sh**. That’s so sad. What an incredible loss for everyone. Thoughts and prayers to his family and thanks for all he did. #RIPSTEVEJOBS

Evan Taubenfeld (@EvanT): RIP Steve Jobs, the most brilliant artist of all of our lifetimes

D.A. Wallach of Chester French (@DAChesterFrench): Saddened to hear of Steve Jobs’ passing. His relentless vision and principle always inspired me even when I’ve disagreed with him.

Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): R.I.P. Steve Jobs. You revolutionized the world for artists and creative people. You will be sorely missed.

Kerli (@kerlimusic): Thank You for sharing Your Vision and Genius with us. Rest in Peace. <3 #RIPSTEVEJOBSKina Grannis (@kinagrannis): :( RIP Steve Jobs. so sad.Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): RIP Steve Jobs. :-( SO sad.Wynter Gordon (@wyntermusic): R.I.P STEVE JOBS ... 56 years young. He changed the way we hear music .Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Wow! Steve Jobs. What a legend. You really can change the world. :(Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): From my Mac to all Lovers... RIP Steve JobsMarion Raven (@marionraven): R.I.P Steve Jobs. I love my Apple.Richard Vission (@richardvission): You made us 'Think Different' - Thank You forever RIP Steve JobsLights wearing a tanktopLights (@lights): My timeline is filling up with blessings for the late Steve Jobs. How much one person can affect so many lives is incredible. #RIP

Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey): Best wishes to the family of #stevejobs. What an amazing man and amazing life! Certainly, his legacy will be with us all forever. #RIP.

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Wow!….RIP Steve Jobs!… You changed the game FOREVER!!

Katie Rox (@KatieRoxMusic): A dreamer, believer, doer, achiever RIP Steve Jobs

Natalie Walker (@nataliewalkeris): #RIPSteveJobs thanks for everything.

Avery (@AVERYofficial): RIP Steve Jobs. :( thank you for changing the world

Aly & AJ Michalka (@78violet): Grieving over Steve Jobs. What an incredible mind and talent. His passion is an inspiration. Xo 78violet

Hanson (@hansonmusic): Mr Jobs, you were a visionary and you left our world better off through your pursuit of the future and perfection. You will be missed. RIP

Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): I’m sad about Steve Jobs. He was a visionary. Life is short. Do what you love when you can.

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Where is the excitement gonna come from. We won’t see another you in this lifetime. Thank you for everything Steve! :o(

Luciana Caporaso (@LucianaCaporaso): The world has lost a genius today. RIP Steve Jobs, Thanks for bringing the Mac Magic into the world. x

Marie Digby (@mariedigby): Very saddened to hear the news about Steve Jobs…his incredible contributions to the world will be forever remembered..

Victoria Justice wearing a tank topVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): On set filming & I just heard the sad news… RIP Steve Jobs . You’ve changed the world & inspired SO many people. #iSad

Moby (@thelittleidiot): So very, very, very sad that Steve Jobs died so young. His death is our huge loss. Very sad.

Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): RIP Steve Jobs.. thanks for all the amazing things you brought to this world.. Your legacy lives on forever.

Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Thank you for connecting all of us Mr. Jobs. RIP

Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): Steve Jobs was a genius. A visionary. RIP. you changed the way I live, truly. #RIP #apple

Kylie Minogue Collects Honorary From Anglia Ruskin University

Kylie Minogue signs a beachball

Kylie Minogue collected an honorary Doctorate of Health Sciences from Anglia Ruskin University at a ceremony in Chelmsford today, which was being given for her work promoting breast cancer awareness after the Australian pop singer battled the disease.

“We make honorary awards to individuals of extraordinary talent who have made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field of endeavour,” said professor Michael Thorne, vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University. “We hope that the recipients of these honorary awards will serve as examples to our graduates.”

Kylie Tweeted her followers after receiving the doctorate: “Thank you Anglia Ruskin for such an honor!”

Kylie Minogue Considers Intimate “Anti-Tour”

‘Dannii asks, Kylie answers: Part 3’ has been posted, where Dannii Minogue asks a series of questions to her sister Kylie Minogue. The elder Minogue talked about putting together a musical, if she’s considering a duets album, which song of each other’s they would do, doing an anti-tour of non singles or new material and stripped down production, and wanting to be in a great British drama.

“I really like the idea of an anti-tour. The opposite of this,” the 43-year-old said, referring to her ‘Aphrodite’ tour. “I don’t think I can get bigger than this production. It would be really great to do tiny, intimate shows: no dancing, no lights. There’s nothing flash about it. (I’d be) performing songs that would never ever, ever have a hope in hell of being in a show like this. (It would be) only fan-known B-sides or songs that I’ve just done once.”

The sibling chat at AOL.com has since been removed.

Kylie Minogue Credits U.S. Sell-Out Tour To Loyal Gay Audience

May 25, 2011 – Kylie Minogue talked with ITN about fame in America after finishing a sell-out tour of the States.

“Here, my core fan base has been my gay audience,” the Australian pop star said of the American support. “They’ve really been with me through thick and thin. They are the ones raising the roof each night with the show.”

Watch the report via Muzu below.

Pop Stars Celebrate New York Legalizing Gay Marriage

Lady Gaga and her crew celebrate New York legalizing gay marriage

Several pop artists are reacting to the news Friday night that the New York state Senate passed a measure to legalize gay marriage in the state by a vote of 33-to-29. The measure was then signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Among the messages on Twitter:

Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): I can’t stop crying. We did it kids.
The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice+equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Historic moment happening right now in NY!!!! We are so close!!!!
Watch @andersoncooper on CNN to follow best coverage of this historic moment!
BIG BIG DAY FOR OUR FAMILIES 33-29 it passed!!!! Now lets educate people and make sure we make them feel comfortable with why this happened!

Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters heads to Twitter to respond to news New York has legalized gay marriageAna Matronic of Scissor Sisters (@scissorsisters): I’m so proud to be a New Yorker, where marriage equality has been realized! Who wants Minister Matronic to officiate their gay wedding? xANA

P!nk (@Pink): CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! ABOUT TIME! RT @nytimes NYT NEWS ALERT: Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senate

Ricki-Lee Coulter (@THErickilee): Two years ago the world lost one of it’s brightest stars…the king of pop & my biggest inspiration :( His legacy will last forever! X

Wynter Gordon (@wyntermusic): New York just passed the law to allow gay marriage!!!! Who’s getting hitched!!!!!! :)?!?!

Allison Iraheta (@AllisonIraheta): Woo! RT @outmagazine: We Do: GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN NEW YORK: Start dieting for that dress fitting, gals!!!!!

Christina Perri (@christinaperri): Yay NYC!!!! finally!!!! start proposing lovers!!! #equality

Sia Furler (@siamusic): Congratulations to new york for getting with the program and passing the bill to allow same sex marriage! We deserve nothing less!

Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): I think that what is happening in NY tonight is an incredible thing… NOH8 fingers crossed
GO NY!!!!
Nice work to Gov. Andrew Cuomo*
Proud to be FROM NY!

Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic): wonderful news! @nytimes NYT NEWS ALERT: Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senate

Kimberley Locke smiles over news that New York has legalized gay marriageKimberley Locke (@KimberleyLocke): Happy Pride NYC!!!! What a gift!!!!! #gaymarriage

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Time to celebrate!!! Marriage Equality for NYers! Its about… love! nyti.ms/iW3CZr #humanrights #LGBT

Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): Divorce lawyers all over New York State are celebrating tonight! YAY!

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): You did it NYer’s! Everyone deserves to be with who they want. Love Is Love. #equality

Tiffany Giardina (@TiffanyGiardina): Just another reason why NY is the best! #eastcoast #SSM #loveislouder

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): MARRIAGE EQUALITY in NEW YORK! What a win and what a way to start the weekend!! California: time to follow suit….

Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): Good for you New York!! #tolerance

Kylie Minogue, seen here performing in Madrid, reacts to the legalization of gay marriage in New YorkKylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): Go NYC!!!!! #equalityforall Love is love is love!!!!!

Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel): proud to be a new yorker today! #MarriageEqualtiy

Nadine Coyle (@NadineWorldwide): This weekend and forever in NYC we are celebrating a human right that should always have been. Now.. Who is getting married? Xx

Kylie Minogue Tears Up Recounting Breast Cancer Battle

Kylie Minogue does the splits

Kylie Minogue shed tears during an interview with Seven’s Molly Meldrum, talking about her breast cancer ordeal and how her family was the source of her strength and positive attitude. “You might have seen the bravery, I don’t think the public really saw … I stayed indoors and it was my family who supported me through really rotten, dark moments,” Minogue said. Read more and watch a clip at SMH.com.au.

Kylie Minogue On Touring, Musical Passion & Acting

Kylie Minogue Twitter

Kylie Minogue took part in a ‘Ask:Reply’ feature on Vevo, fielding questions from Twitter users. The Australian pop singer discussed whether she’d be performing unreleased songs on her current tour, if she’s got a different outlook on “conquering” America, what she’d do to change one thing with the world, if she still has a passion for her profession, and acting plans.

Asked if she’s changed her opinion about conquering the U.S. this time around, Kylie said, “I don’t think so. I think I’ve always come to the states when the opportunity has presented itself and when the requests have come in. I love being here. I love the excitement of introducing people to my music. There’s a lot of very loyal fans here. I love you guys immensely, but it’s fun seeing new people come as well.”

Quizzed about what she would change in the world if she could, Kylie said, “If I could change one thing, it would just have to be goodness. More goodness in the world.”

As for whether she still has passion for the music biz, Kylie said, “Passion? Absolutely. I don’t think I would put myself through half the things I’ve put myself through if I didn’t have passion for this job and this career. I’ve been doing it for quite a long time now but in many respects I feel I’m just starting to learn and just starting to get my stride, which might sound crazy, but there’s always more to learn and it’s amazing to be able to use the experience, what I have, so I feel like I’m in a really good place.”

Watch it below.

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