JoJo, The Veronicas & Sabi Attend WMG BET Awards After Party

WMG BET Awards party attended by JoJo and Leah LaBelle | Photo by Hiltron Bailey

WMG hosted a BET Awards after party on Sunday (July 1), presented by Coke Zero, Smart Water and Crown Royal Black at at Cecconi’s in Los Angeles. Among the attendees were Boston pop singer JoJo, ‘American Idol’ alum Leah LaBelle, Australian pop twins The Veronicas, and Inglewood, California pop newcomer Sabi. Check out the images of Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, as well as Sabi after the cut. (more…)

Jessica Origliasso Relieved By West Memphis Three Freeing

Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas is reacting to news that the West Memphis Three have agreed to a plea agreement which resulted in the immediate release of all three men, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin. The Australian pop singer tells her Twitter followers (@Jessicaveronica):

Just heard the ‘West Memphis Three’ have finally been released. Sad that these, now men, had 18 years of their lives raped by the US Justice system. Now maybe they can put their efforts into finding the real monsters of this crime.

My heart goes out to the these 3 men who have endured 18 years of hell from a system that should have protected them.

@BrotherPeter Its a fu**ing joke that they would have to plead guilty so that the system isn’t mocked upon for locking up 3 innocent men

My heart breaks for these 3 boys, now men. May they now be able to live their lives freely.

The Veronicas Offer A Look At Rehearsals, Recording & Fighting

The Veronicas are out with the first video update showing fans what they’ll be seeing from Australian pop rock group over the next few weeks leading up to a single release. “In the next few weeks you guys are going to be getting a look into our rehearsals, recording, our fighting. We’re going to be playing new music to you guys through the videos,” the Brisbane twins said.

“The Awakening” video at YouTube has since been removed.

Jessica Origliasso’s Late Night Scare

Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas checked in with her Twitter followers (@Jessicaveronica) last night after having a scary encounter in Los Angeles. The situation prompted a protective reaction from her twin sister Lisa. Jess writes:

@Lisa_Veronica I got to my apartment.. I was confronted with 3 guys, who were hiding behind a bush near the pool ;( But I’m ok.

LA you suck at 3am..

Lisa responded:

@Jessicaveronica I’m actually going to kill them. Wait no, better idea… I’ll get Tyler to fly on it with his shot gun:) He’ll protect us!!

Lisa Origliasso Isn’t Feeling Katy Perry’s Plastic Bag Metaphor

Lisa Origliasso took to her Twitter (@Lisa_Veronica) to tell followers she’s apparently not impressed with lyrics in Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ single ‘Firework’, which Perry and several others wrote. Before quickly deleting the comment, The Veronicas singer Tweeted:

‘Do you ever feel, like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind’………. um.. no I don’t. Do you ever feel like a moron singing that?

Update: Lisa has since Tweeted:

For real guys. I’ve been in a silly mood all day. It was a stupid joke. I absolutely adore Katy. She is freaking killing it and I love her x

Nothing but love… no more stupid jokes. Just gonna write like everyone else, and promote stuff and edit everything I say x

The Veronicas Speak Out Against Fur & For Veganism

Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas talked with about their stance against the use of fur in fashion and in favor of a vegan lifestyle. The twin sisters recently shot a brand-new anti-fur ad for peta2, the world’s largest youth animal rights organization. In the ad, Jess and Lisa each hold a very realistic skinned “rabbit” behind the caption, “Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat.” Jess and Lisa were in Sydney, Australia, today to unveil a similar ad for PETA Australia. The campaign, which is available at, was shot by top celebrity photographer Joseph Cultice. Watch an interview with Jess and Lisa below the cut.

Michael Paynter ‘Love The Fall’ Video Ft. The Veronicas

Michael Paynter and The Veronicas in 'Love The Fall' video

Michael Paynter is out with the music video to his new single ‘Love The Fall’, featuring The Veronicas, the title track off the Melbourne, Australia singer songwriter’s EP, out July 9th on Sony Music. Watch the Darren McFarlane directed video via YouTube below.

The Veronicas Check In While Working On New Album In LA

Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas checked in with their YouTube followers while holed up in their apartment in Los Angeles writing songs for a new album with their band. The Australian twins are working on a follow-up to their 2007 album ‘Hook Me Up’.

The video at YouTube has since been removed.

Lisa & Jessica Origliasso React To Brisbane Boy Being Stabbing To Death

Lisa and Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas are reacting to the stabbing death of 12-year-old Elliott Fletcher of St Patrick’s College at Shorncliffe in her hometown of Brisbane, Australia. The 13-year-old charged for the murder was remanded in custody after an appearance in the Brisbane Children’s Court. Lisa told her Twitter followers (@Lisa_Veronica)

Is completely heart broken by the news of Elliot Fletchers passing. Although I didn’t know him, my heart is crying out for him..
and my thoughts are with his family. Im praying that God gives them great strength and courage to get through this
We need to live in hope, that an absolute tragedy like this will never happen again. God bless to the Fletcher Family. R.I.P Elliot

Jess writes on her Twitter (@Jessicaveronica):

Just heard about a 12 year old boy being stabbed to death at a Brisbane school, this saddens me to no end. What are we doing wrong, where our youth feel the need to inflict such violence on each other.. So sad.

Lisa Origliasso Recovering From “Some Crazy Stomach Flu”

Lisa Origliasso checked in with her Twitter followers (@Lisa_Veronica) after being hospitalized due to a stomach flu. The Veronicas singer tells readers:

Sorry I’ve been MIA on here loves.. I’ve been sick and had a little emergency room hospital visit :( Not feeling so crash hot right now
needles are NOT my friend
@Reevecarney is the best IV drip holder ever.. Not only is he tall, but he’s incredibly gorgeous ;( xx
P.S I’m absolutely fine guys.. Just went to the hospital because you can never be too careful! Turns out I’ve got some crazy stomach flu ;(
Been in bed all day resting up + being pampered.. already feeling ALOT better :) Can’t wait for @Pariscarney’s show tomorrow at The Mint!!xx
luvtheveronicas @Lisa_Veronica A get well card from some of your fans from around the world :)
My card is the sweetest thing EVER. U’ve touched my heart so much, I wish I could single handedly hug every one of you beautiful creatures x