Paris Hilton Finishes Up Recording Second Album

Paris Hilton in the studio

Paris Hilton checked with fans on Twitter (@ParisHilton) on February 20th with an update to her follow-up album to her 2006 debut ‘Paris’. The 33-year-old socialite writes:

Love being back in Miami to finish recording my album. Fun session in the studio tonight with @TheRunnersMusic. Excited to record our new song tomorrow. #YMCMB

Sky Ferreira Hospitalized After Concert Fall

Sky Ferreira injury

Sky Ferreira checked in with fans on Twitter (@skyferreira) moments ago, talking about her injury the previous night while performing as an opening act for Miley Cyrus at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The 21-year-old singer, touring in support of her debut studio album ‘Night Time, My Time’, writes:

I fell during the intro of the 1st song of the set. I ended up with 60 stitches & at the hospital for 7 hours. I didn’t even notice the injury until 10 mins after I played because I had so much fun. I just figured it was some blood. I’m so excited to do the LA show tomorrow (despite the not so cool bandage around my leg).Thanks @mileycyrus for having me. Love u xoxoxo #ThePowerOfAdrenalin

Biggest thank you 2 @grant_singer for staying with me the entire night & taking care of everything. For real for real.

Sky Ferreira foot

Hilary Duff Makes A Cheese Purse, Awards It To A Fan

Hilary Duff crafts

Hilary Duff had some arts and crafts fun with her Twitter followers (@HilaryDuff), giving away a purse made to look like a block of cheese to one of her fans on the micro blogging web site. Duff tweets:

Hand made this cheese purse for my mouse costume this weekend. Anyone want it when I’m done?

Y’all are amazing! This is so fun! I’m going to enjoy my cheese purse Friday night. But will pick a winner tomorrow! Let’s keep up this fun!

Who’s being a mouse for Halloween? got a cheese purse to give away! or if you live in Wisconsin could go to you ;) #cheesepurse

hey girl @hilarywithlove3 I wanna send YOU my #cheesepurse! Please DM @lowenban to get your info! squeak squeak!

Hilary Duff cheese purse

Did Paparazzi Phone Anonymous Fake Tip On Bieber’s Crew Carrying Drugs?

Justin Bieber video

Paparazzi are known to be ethically challenged, and it appears the sleazy snappers would be the obvious source of an anonymous tip that someone in Justin Bieber’s entourage had drugs in their luggage. When plain clothes officers and a dog squad approached Bieber’s SUV at the curb of the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, paparazzi were conveniently there to record the proceedings. After searching the bags of the Canadian pop star and his crew, police found nothing. Check out pictures here.

Cody Simpson Single Featured In ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2’

Cody Simpson 'La Da Dee'

Cody Simpson’s new single ‘La Da Dee’ will be heard as the end credits song in Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’. The Australian pop singer is shooting a music video that will incorporate footage from the film. ‘La Da Dee’ was written by Keinan Warsame, Wayne Wilkins, Antwoine Collins, Cody Simpson, Roman Ramirez, Kevin Anyaeji and Rich King, and produced by Wayne Wilkins.

‘La Da Dee’ is the leadoff track on Simpson’s Atlantic Records sophomore album, ‘Surfers Paradise’, which recently debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 200, marking Simpson’s best week of sales and his highest-charting release.

Commenting on the announcement, Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures said, “‘La Da Dee’ is a bright, fresh, fun song that strikes the perfect tone to end ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’. Cody is a wonderful and talented recording artist who appeals to kids and their parents alike – he’s a perfect fit with the world of the film.”

Lindsay Lohan Gets A Lift From Shaq

Lindsay Lohan and Shaq

Lindsay Lohan, recently finished with her court ordered rehab, checked in with her Twitter followers (@lindsaylohan) on Thursday (August 8) after an encounter with former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal at an undisclosed location, presumably in Florida. The singer and actress writes:

This just happened right now! @SHAQ #shaqattack love! Such a gentleman ;) What a gift after a good cycle!

Demi Lovato Performs Live Set, Talks ‘Demi’ & Songwriting

Demi Lovato Walmart teeth

Demi Lovato performed songs from her latest album ‘Demi’, in a live concert from Greystone Manor in Hollywood. The singer and actress also discussed songwriting, collaborations, and her album in an interview on Walmart Soundcheck.

On her album ‘Demi’, she said, “It’s just a representation of who I am and where I am today and the music I wanted to create for a long time, and I finally got the courage to do so. It kind of goes back to the roots of my first two albums and it’s different because I’m also speaking about some pretty heavy issues and opening up a lot.”

Explaining how she creates her music, Demi said, “My writing process is going into the studio and either having something to say and telling who I’m writing with, ‘Hey, this is what I want to write about. I have to get this off my chest.’ That’s kind of how we start the song, and also trying to personalize it as much as possible.”

Watch the interview, performances of ‘Skyscraper’, ‘Heart Attack’, ‘Give Your Heart a Break’ and ‘Love Like a Star’ at Check out additional pictures from the appearance after the cut. (more…)

Cody Simpson Talks Sightseeing In Paris With Justin Bieber

Cody Simpson, Justin Bieber at Eiffel Tower

Cody Simpson spoke with E! about touring Europe with Justin Bieber, which featured a bit of sightseeing in Paris, France, calling the Canadian pop star a “really good guy”.

“I just got back from Paris with him the other day,” the Australian pop star explained while at the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles. “It was amazing. It was really good. My first time in Europe. I had an incredible time.”

Talking about their visit to see the most famous sight in the city, Simpson dished, “We went to the Eiffel Tower and stuff at 1 AM, so we didn’t have anyone bother us. It was a lot of fun. He’s a great guy to tour with. I had an awesome time in Europe.”

Ed Sheeran Talks Grammy Nomination, Influences & Music Videos

Ed Sheeran soundboard Walmart

Ed Sheeran sat down for an interview with Walmart Risers, where the British singer songwriter discussed the inspiration behind hit singles ‘The A Team’ and ‘Lego House’, wanting the music to be the focus on his videos, being influenced by Bob Dylan and Eminem, living in London and the not having a home for four years.

“When I found out about the Grammy nomination I was on a bus on the way from Philadelphia to Boston,” Ed said regarding the Song of the Year nomination for ‘The A Team’. “I got a text from my manager saying we hadn’t got the nomination, because the only one we were expecting was Best New Artist, because I’m relatively new. I haven’t done much over here. So I got a text saying we haven’t got best newcomer, so I was like okay, fair enough, we’ll just work harder next year and try and get it. Then my phone started blowing up and getting a Song of the Year nomination, and that was the last thing on my list to tick off, so hopefully it goes well out there.”

Talking about taking a back seat in his music videos, Ed said, “I’m always involved with my videos, but sometimes I think videos shouldn’t be adverts for the artist as a person, they should be adverts for the music, and they should add to the song rather than add to the artist’s persona. I think because you have interviews and you have Twitter and all of that to add to your persona, so on ‘The A Team’, if I was to dress up in a wooly fur coat with a hood and a chain and sing that song, it wouldn’t really work. Telling the story of the song works better.”

Discussing his musical influences, Sheeran explained, “I think the tie-in factor for all the artists I listen to are the lyrics. I’d say all the artists I’m influenced by are very good storytellers, whether it be Bob Dylan or whether it be Eminem. They’re both very two similar artists even though they’re in two different genres, they both tell stories in a very particular way that draw the listener in, so I guess that’s how I’m influenced by those sort of people.”

As for his struggling early days as a singer songwriter, Ed said, “I wasn’t homeless. I think it’s cheesy to say I was homeless. I didn’t have a home for four years, but I had a lot of fun. I had a lot of cool experiences. I had a lot of awful experiences but it just made me in a non kind of ‘X Factor’ sad song montage way made me who I am. I’m very grateful for the position that I’m in now.”

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Cody Simpson Meets ‘Wish He Was’ Contest Winner Baleigh Tolar

Contest winner Baleigh Tolar smiles after meeting Cody Simpson at Culver's Restaurant in Eau Claire, WI

Cody Simpson surprised contest winner Baleigh Tolar at Culver’s Restaurant in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Thursday (December 13). The Australian pop star challenged fans to instruct the singer via Instagram where they “Wish He Was”, and Cody would fly out to meet one lucky fan at that location. Cody selected the photo he thought best represented his hit single ‘Wish U Were Here’. Check out additional pictures from Cody’s appearance after the cut. (more…)