Calling all Little Monsters!
We need you to be a part of our live special "MTV First: Lady Gaga!" On Thursday August 18, Mother Monster will debut the video for “You and I” on MTV and LOGO at 7:49 PM ET.
She also has a huge announcement to make after the video premiere and will also sit down with MTV News for an interview where she’ll answer fan questions.
This is where you come in! There are two ways to get your questions to Lady Gaga:
1) Tweet your question to @mtvnews and tag it #mtvgaga
2) Tweet a video question from to @mtvnews and tag it #mtvgaga
We all know Gaga loves to see the beautiful faces of her beloved fans, so go with option two if you can! Please remember that we can’t use any video that includes profanity, nudity or copyrighted music.
So get those paws moving to write/record your questions and tune in Thursday, August 18 at 7:49 PM ET to see if your question gets answered and to hear some major news from Gaga!
We want you to be a part of our "MTV First: Red Hot Chili Peppers!" The Chili Peppers are debuting their new video, “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie,” on MTV, MTV2 and MTV.com at 7:53 PM ET/4:53 PM PT on Wednesday, August 17.
Afterwards, the band will sit down with MTV News for an interview and will answer fan questions. This is where you come in! There are two ways to get your questions to Anthony, Flea, Chad and Josh:
1) Tweet your question to @mtvnews and tag it #AskRHCP
2) Tweet a video question from Twitvid, Twitpic or other video sites to @mtvnews and tag it #AskRHCP
We want to see your faces, so we hope you choose option two! Please remember that we can’t use any video that includes profanity, nudity or copyrighted music. So get writing/recording those tweets and tune in Wednesday, August 17 at 7:53 PM ET/4:53PM PT to see if your question gets answered!
During a recent “Ridiculist” segment on CNN’s “AC 360,” anchor Anderson Cooper, who is currently in Mogadishu, Somalia, reporting on the devastating famine in the African nation, tore into hip-hop star Chris Brown over his involvement in the adaptation of comedian Steve Harvey’s book, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man.”
“I, for one, cannot imagine why this did not happen sooner, because if there's one thing you can say about Chris Brown, who's currently on probation for viciously assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, he just oozes romance,” Cooper said sarcastically.
The LA Times reports Cooper went on to bring up other incidents from Brown’s past, including reports of troubles on the set of a “Good Morning America” interview and Brown’s use of a gay slur. “He called a bunch of photographers 'gay' because he thought they called the police to give him a parking ticket,” Cooper deadpanned. “You know, just like in 'Sleepless in Seattle.’”
Brown, who apologized for his use of the slur as well as behavior on “GMA,” took to Twitter to respond. Read on to see what he said. Read More...
We want YOU to be a part of our "MTV First: Evanescence!" Evanescence is going to perform their single, "What You Want" on Monday for the first time ever and afterwards they’ll sit down with MTV News for an interview and will answer fan questions.
This is where you come in! There are two ways to get your questions to Amy Lee and the band:
1) Tweet your question to @mtvnews and tag it #EVMTV
2) Tweet a video question to @mtvnews and tag it #EVMTV
We hope you choose option 2 because Evanescence would love to see the faces behind the fans. But please remember that we can’t use any video that includes profanity, nudity, or copyright music.
So get writing/recording those tweets and tune in to MTV on Monday August 8, at 7:54 p.m. ET/PT to see if your question gets answered!
Over the weekend, things got a little testy at a Kings of Leon show in Dallas, Texas, after singer Caleb Followill walked off stage complaining of voice problems related to the heat in the Gexa Energy Pavilion. Followill told fans he was going to vomit and grab another beer, after which he would return to the stage to perform three more songs.
When Caleb didn’t come back, brother and KOL bassist Jared Followill informed the crowd that Caleb was “a little unfit” to perform and that fans should “F**king hate Caleb, not us.” After the show, Jared apologized on Twitter, saying, “Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words.”
A show at Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion the following night was also cancelled, prompting yet another response from Jared. “I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren't stupid,” he tweeted. “I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”
While the band certainly owed disappointed fans a reason for the truncated and cancelled shows, making a band’s private troubles public is rarely a good idea. In the past, public tensions have led a variety of bands, including Guns N’ Roses and Oasis, to the brink and ultimately stained their legacies because their legendary troubles are remembered as much as their music. Read More...
Lady Gaga, unofficial headmistress of Twitter, has reached yet another milestone on the ubiquitous social network. The “Born This Way” songstress now has over 12 million followers. (Justin Bieber is hot on her heels with about 11.3 million.)
So congrats to Mother Monster on amassing one of the biggest fan communities on the Internet. In the spirit of having a little fun, we decided to crunch the numbers and see where else in the larger culture that big total arises.
Gaga’s Twitter following tops the populations of Cuba (11.204 million) and Greece (11.283 million), and there are only six U.S. states that have populations exceeding 12 million (California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas).
While 12 million is a towering number, it represents just 3 percent of the total number of views for her “Bad Romance” video on VEVO.
When you apply the figure to money, you get to have all sorts of fun. For example, when you go back to your tiny apartment this evening to spray cheese out of a can onto a cracker for dinner, think of Nicole Kidman, who was paid $12 million for a two-minute Chanel No. 5 directed by her “Moulin Rouge” helmer Baz Luhrmann in 2004. Take a minute (or two!) and let that sink in.
Timbaland and Missy Elliott are kind of a dream team, having put their spastic, edgy stamp on artists like Aaliyah and Destiny's Child. So when Demi Lovato tweeted on Monday night that she was hitting the studio with them, her fans responded with delight that the "Skyscraper" singer was working with the two masterminds on her September release.
"@ddlovato Nice meeting u at the studio tonight! I know ya gonna do ya thang! Working the late hrs! Lol Have fun!" Missy tweeted after the late night jam fest, before taking some questions from fans about what it was like working with the singer.
"@DaRealsebastian she cool peeps! Like we go way bk! Lol! Sweet person! Very talented! Thanks 4 introducing us G!" she told one fan. She also shared, "@ddlovatofan55 Thank u LOVATICS! I C yall *BIGHUGS* 2 all yall!" And had this nugget, "@ddlovatofan55 yes she is very talented. And cool peeps!"
Timbaland was equally enchanted by the singer and what she brought to the session, even sharing that the pair had recorded vocals for the track. "4 this demi and timbo duet yall really need 2 thank my brother @darealsebastian and @byrd757 4 makin this happen. now lets make history," he wrote on Twitter. "yo @ddlovato you killed dat song i gave u. i just pick 2 more for you from one of the producer out my camp @wizz_dumb for u to do 2morrow."
So, how did the song turn out? Read More...
Lady Gaga is ready to get back out on the road!
Mother Monster only wrapped up her years-long Monster Ball tour in May and she’s already talking about her next tour on Twitter. Here’s what we know so far: She has been calling it the Born This Way Ball and it will kick off early next year. Gaga has already said she views the tour as a continuation of the enormously successful Monster Ball.
Yesterday Gaga tweeted, “I miss the Monster Ball. Can't wait for the next tour.” So it’s no surprise that when she began soliciting fan questions on Twitter earlier today, many were about the tour. Asked by fan HoneybgagaBTW what she wanted to do visually with the Born This Way Ball, Gaga responded, “BTWBall dates announced soon, and I know EXACTLY what I want it to look and feel like down to every detail. Time to build.”
She even answered fan questions about what songs will make the set list! Read More...
Chris Brown is the latest celebrity to issue a Twitter mea culpa to the LGBT community after using a gay slur. On Tuesday, the singer lashed out at photographers in Los Angeles after getting a ticket for parking illegally, saying, "Y'all n***as is weak. Did you call them to try and film me. Y'all n***as is gay!"
He joins The Voice judges Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, both of whom have had to do that same thing in the last month or so.
In his apology, Brown said, “I have total respect for gay community and my intention was not to insult anyone in it.” We might even almost believe Brown if we hadn’t been down this road with him before. In late December, Brown attacked former B2K singer Raz-B on Twitter after he made a critical comment, saying, “N***a you want attention! Grow up n***a!!! D**k in da booty ass lil boy.”
He apologized then too, and all was forgiven. Whatever.
Because there’s no more modern way to convey that you didn’t mean to reinforce hate and encourage violence against an entire segment of the population like a 140-character or less explanation of your actions, the Twitter apology is the new thing. Read More...
Evan Rachel Wood Twitter followers, beware: The actress is not on the micro-blogging site. So if you faithful Evan followers think you're Tweeting with or even getting the latest news from the "Wrestler" and "Whatever Works" star, think again. The user who goes by evan_wood is not your girl.
"People ask me that! And I'm like, 'Is it a thing that I'm doing that I don't realize that I'm doing?' " she asked MTV News.
Wood does hope that whoever is pretending to be her has a killer CD collection.
"Hey everyone, I'm not on Twitter. I don't have a Twitter account," she said, laughing. "I'm not Twittering around! I didn't even know what it was. Its' not me! I hope you have good taste in music." Read More...