On TV: Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, The Veronicas

Pop acts on television this week include:

Kelly Clarkson performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday.

St. Vincent perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

Demi Lovato visits ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Wednesday.

Eric Hutchinson performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

The Veronicas perform ‘Take Me On The Floor’ on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (FOX) on Thursday.

Regina Spektor performs on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Friday.

Chairlift perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Friday.

Highlights Of The Veronicas’ London Visit

While in London, Lisa and Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas documented their entire trip on video. The twins travel around the city, express shock at being recognized, hang with fans, drink at an English pub, do a photo shoot, ogled at naked pictures of Vikki Blows in Loaded magazine, and more in the video clip. Watch via Twitvid below.

The Veronicas Preview Third Album

The Veronicas talked with Billboard about their international tour, their hit ‘Untouched’, the evolution of their collaboration with one another in music and fashion, and what fans might expect from a third album. “We’ve grown up a lot in the last two years since we’ve made even the last record,” Jessica Origliasso said. “I know that right now we’re listening to quiet different music, so maybe we’ll come together and bring both of our influences.” Lisa added, “I feel that with our next record, we’ll do a lot of different stuff and see what works.” Watch the interview below.

Jessica Origliasso Slaps Cosmetic Companies Who Do Animal Testing

Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas urged fans to purchase cosmetic products by makers who do not test on animals. The animal writes activist writes on her Twitter (@Jessicaveronica):

Every few days I’m going 2 write up the Makeup brands which DO, and DO NOT test on Animals.. So you know what NOT to support…

We’ll call it.. Boycotting Brands with Jess <3 There is NO NEED for these companies to test on Animals. There are new effective methods. :D Boycotting brands #1 DO NOT buy Covergirl & Maybelline (L'Oreal), THEY TEST ON ANIMALS! This is sick. DO NOT SUPPORT THESE EVIL COMPANIES OK guys.. I'm hearing that ALOT of you use COVERGIRL. STOP! In my next tweet I am going to give you a list of Makeup brands that DO NOT test! My FAV foundation brand that DO NOT test on Animals.. ALMAY! They are the best! & also REVLON DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS! Support these brands <3

Seymour Stein On Discovering Madonna, The Veronicas & More

Seymour Stein, the man who discovered Madonna and more recently The Veronicas, appeared on Seven’s ‘Sunrise’ morning show, talking about his secret to finding singing stars. “They had a lot going for them too,” Stein said of the Brisbane twins. “They were too little, young little vixens. They’re fabulous and great performers. Their songs are excellent. It’s taken us a bit of time to replicate what you’ve done in Australia, but the band are breaking very, very big here now.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Madonna & Jesus Luz Look To Adopt Nigerian Baby

June 6, 2009 – Madonna and boyfriend Jesus Luz are attempting to adopt a baby from Nigeria after the 50-year-old’s attempt to adopt a second child from Malawi was rejected by a court in April. “She’s determined not to make the same mistakes and feels that the only way to do this is to get Jesus involved from the off,” a source close to the Material Girl told News of the World. “Madonna always thought she would eventually win her battle to adopt Mercy, but that hasn’t been the case. She thinks this will bring her and Jesus together as one big happy family.”

The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

The Veronicas Document New Zealand Concert Trip

Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas in New ZealandLisa Origliasso of The Veronicas and friend Rowen posted some behind the scenes footage from their headlining show in New Zealand with opening act Metro Station, and afterwards at the airport in Christchurch, where Jess was sporting “suck it” sunglasses.

“Hey guys, we’re about to go on and play in New Zealand, craziest fans every,” Lisa said introducing the video. “Christchurch. So we’ll tape a little bit of it on stage so you can see how nuts they are.”

Watch via YouTube below.

Jess Origliasso Turns Her Nose Up To Inferior Musicians

Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas had a lot of fans speculating after writing on Twitter (@Jessicaveronica) about some industry peers who should look for another means of employment. Jessica did specify that she wasn’t talking about the Jonas Brothers or Demi Lovato. The blonde twin writes:

I don’t think I can lie anymore about bands that I don’t think deserve to be making music..

They might be the sweetest people, and friends of mine.. but I want the music industry to EVOLVE.. So I cant lie anymore. I just really can’t.

Guyss, 4 the record, Jo Bros, and Demi are insanely talented.. & I was NOT talking about them!

They are much more talented and credible then alot of ‘tattooed poser bands’ etc.

haha guys there is alot of them out there.. and I’m not going to bad mouth people, because Its tacky….!

The Veronicas Discuss LA, Australian Rock & Utah

Lisa and Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas are interviewed about Los Angeles, classic Australian rock influences, and wanting to experiment with the new album instead of copying their firstLisa and Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas recently sat down with Shockhound.com for a candid interview. The Brisbane twins explained their love for Los Angeles – calling the city their home away from home, listening to classic Australian rock like AC/DC and INXS growing up, and performing before an unexpected fan base in Utah.

“It’s funny now that we go home, Brisbane is a lot quieter, obviously, so it will be a Wednesday night and we’re like ‘What’s going on?’ Everyone’s like, no we’ll just stay at home and watch the sport. Oh, let’s go out to LA,” Jess said about the difference in nightlife.

“We actually grew up listening to a lot of Aussie rock and roll,” Lisa said of their early influences. “So bands like Rose Tatto, Skyworks, AC/DC, INXS, those kind of bands we grew up listening to in our household and mom and dad always played that. As far as our live show goes, we like to bring that live rock and roll element to the show.”

As for their new record and how they’ve grown, Jess said, “With our last record, we knew what we wanted to do but we were more than happy to give ourselves the space and time. We didn’t want to make a record the same as the first, even though there was a lot of people that wanted us to. We were like no, no, no. We want to experiment and take our time and we kind of created this sound for us that became our signature thing.”

Watch it below.

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