Saturday, 30 April 2011

Beyonce No Longer Managed By Father, Mathew Knowles

'I've only parted ways with my father on a business level,' singer says.
By Gil Kaufman


Mathew Knowles and Beyonce
Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

Artists cut ties with managers all the time. But when your shot-caller is your dad and he's helped you climb the ladder of fame to the very top, things can be a bit trickier.

After years of rumors, Beyoncé confirmed on Monday that she is parting ways with the man who helped make her an international pop diva: dad Mathew Knowles. According to CNN, the split was amicable and both sides said it was a mutual decision. "I've only parted ways with my father on a business level," Beyoncé, 29, said in a statement released on Monday. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me ... I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hardworking entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps."

Mathew Knowles began managing Beyoncé's career when she was a teenager and shepherded her through her mega-success with Destiny's Child in the late 1990s and into her even bigger career as a solo artist, which has garnered her 16 Grammy Awards and millions in sales for her three post-DC albums. Her mother, Tina, is Beyoncé's stylist and is heavily involved in their clothing line, House of Dereon.

"The decision for Beyoncé and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual," Mathew Knowles said in a separate statement also released on Monday. "We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment."

It was not announced who would take over management duties for Beyoncé, but Knowles said his record label would instead focus on gospel and inspirational artists. "Business is business and family is family," Knowles continued. "I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success."

Among the artists who are listed on the Music World Entertainment site are Juanita Bynum, From Above, Pastor Rudy, the Bamaz, Beyoncé's younger sister, Solange, and Trin-I-Tee 5:7. Knowles also used to manage former Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, but they parted ways with him, respectively, in 2009 and 2010.

Mathew and Tina Knowles divorced in 2009 after 29 years of marriage. Beyoncé is reportedly close to finishing work on the follow-up to 2008's I Am ... Sasha Fierce, which could include contributions from Sia and Sleigh Bells, along with Ne-Yo, S1, Jim Jonsin, Sean "The Pen" Garrett, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart.

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Justin Bieber Vintage Video: His First Meeting With Usher

Justin Timberlake also wanted to sign Bieber, 'Never Say Never' star said in 2009.
By Jocelyn Vena


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Photo: Brian Phares/MTV News

Just as the world was learning who Justin Bieber was, MTV News caught up with the shaggy-haired singer in September 2009. He was gearing up to release his debut album, My World, and plotting his pop-world domination. In the year and a half since that interview, Bieber has done the nearly impossible, launching himself into the pop mega-sphere.

In the chat, Bieber recalled how he and his manager, Scooter Braun, met and eventually got big names interested in signing the teen.

"My manager found me on YouTube. He flew me out to Atlanta for the first time — I'd never actually been on a plane before. He flew me to Atlanta where i was going to the studio to meet some people," he recalled.

"And Usher happened to roll up in his Range Rover. I ran up to him, and I was like, 'Usher, I love your songs. Want me to sing you one?' The politest possible way he could say no, he did. ... I took the hint. I didn't get to sing for him: He had to run into a studio session."

But later, Usher was beckoning the teen back to the ATL. "He actually watched my videos — after my manager got to talking to him — and was like, 'I should have let this kid sing,' and flew me back to Atlanta where I got to sing for him in a proper setting. A week later, I had a meeting with Justin Timberlake, who also wanted to sign me, so they both kind of wanted me."

As the story goes, Bieber went with Usher, and the two never looked back.

"As far as Usher being my mentor, he's definitely given me words of wisdom. I hear it from everybody, but definitely to hear it from Usher is great, just to stay humble and grounded is very important," he explained.

"There's a lot of people, especially young stars, that have gone down the wrong path, and I definitely plan to stay humble and stay grounded and keep my family first, because that stuff really is important in life."

On Friday, Justin Bieber's 3-D documentary, "Never Say Never," opens. The film takes a look at how the teen star worked to hit it big. MTV News has been chatting with him along the way, from the time he first burst on the scene in 2009 until now, as he embarks on a huge 2011 that will include a tour and more new music.

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The Massive Royal Wedding Cake

They celebrated their love for each other today in a lavish Royal Wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey and this is the extraordinary cake that they enjoyed at the reception. Prince William and his bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, cut the first slice of the magnificent eight-tiered wedding cake this afternoon as they celebrated their marriage [...]

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'The Office' Recap: Season 7, Episode 21

'The Office' Recap: Season 7, Episode 21

It's the day before Michael's last day, which is weird because this show doesn't usually stretch episodes out more than one day. But it turns out that today is Michael's last day; he just didn't tell anyone. This way he figures he can spend a drama-free day saying his goodbyes and giving his farewell gifts, most of which are pretty amusing.

In other news, Gabe is doing a pretty poor job of holding it together after being dumped by Erin at the Dundies, Andy has been given the biggest clients despite being the worst salesman, and Deangelo is beginning to come unglued.

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Audrina Patridge, Ke$ha, Adam Lambert Share Prom Memories

'Me and my gay best friend just danced until 8 a.m.,' Ke$ha tells MTV News.
By Jocelyn Vena


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Photo: MTV News

It's prom season, and that means high schoolers across this great land will be renting tuxes, buying fancy dresses and negotiating the details of their curfews with parents. So, before you take your pictures and get in your limos, we asked some Hollywood A-listers to recall their fondest prom memories.

"I had a great prom," Ne-Yo told MTV News. "I didn't get to go with who I wanted to go with. I got my second choice, but my second choice turned out to be the one I was supposed to be there with, so it turned out good."

Ke$ha, never one to say no to a party, had the best night of all her friends. "I went to prom with my gay best friend, and let me tell you, I had way more fun than anybody else at a prom with their boyfriends," she recalled. "Everybody else was, like, crying and drama and breaking up, and me and my gay best friend just danced until 8 a.m."

"Hellcats" star Aly Michalka doesn't have a favorite prom memory — because she never went to prom. "I was homeschooled, so I don't even think we had a fake prom," she lamented. "Like, maybe we had a home-school prom and I wasn't invited?"

While everything always seems to be in peril on "The Vampire Diaries," star Nina Dobrev had a less tumultuous night: "Having everyone get together and such a final celebration [is what I remember]."

Romeo went big for his prom. "My senior prom, I remember I pulled up in my red Ferrari. I was feeling like James Bond," he said. "And it was one of the best nights of my life."

"My favorite prom memory was probably going shopping for a dress, and our boyfriends at the time dressed up as 'Dumb & Dumber,' " Audrina Patridge laughed. "And so we were like, 'We can't dress up dorky ... we have to look good.' "

Roots drummer ?uestlove made a big decision on the night of his prom: "June 2, 1989, was my very last haircut; prom haircut, totally butchered my hair. He butchered my hair, and I vowed never again to ever get in a barber chair, so I grew that Afro on my prom night."

Adam Lambert said his prom date was a 10, so he definitely had a fun night. "I had a great prom. I had an awesome time," he said. "I went with one of my best friends in high school. Her name was Lauren, and she was really hot. She wore a really hot red dress, so I felt like I had arm candy."

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Lara Logan Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted in Cairo

Lara Logan Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted in Cairo

CBS News chief foreign correspondent and 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan finally breaks her silence in a 60 Minutes interview airing this Sunday night, opening up about the prolonged sexual assault she suffered in Tahrir Square in Eqypt two months ago.

On Feb. 11, Logan, her producer Max McClellan, cameraman Richard Butler, a bodyguard and an interpreter were in Cairo's Tahrir Square to cover the celebration following the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, when the joyful celebration of the country's successful revolution suddenly turned terrifying. In the 60 Minutes interview, Logan tells Scott Pelley that her interpreter heard some words in Arabic that made him realize their group was suddenly in a dangerous situation. He advised Logan that they should get out of there, but at that moment Logan was separated from her team and then assaulted by a crazed mob.

"There was no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying," Logan says. "I thought not only am I going to die, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever and ever and ever."

Logan's assault has generated a lot of conversation, some of it having to do with the perilous position journalists (especially female ones) find themselves in when reporting in dangerous areas of the world. Logan, however, states that she vows to return to work as soon as she can, revealing that thinking of her two children back home helped her endure the assault -- before she was rescued by the nearby group of Egyptian women and soldiers.

Coming home to her kids, Logan says, "I felt like I had been given a second chance that I didn't deserve... because I did that to them. I came so close to leaving them, to abandoning them." Logan's 60 Minutes interview airs Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Friday, 29 April 2011

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The single Mad Men star has a baby on the way! See more expectant stars and their growing baby bumps

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Kate Moss, who seems to be quite as ease both fully clothed AND fully nude, is quite the latter on the cover of the new issue of Brazilian Vogue magazine. Moss, who was photographed by Mario Testino (who, you may know, photographed the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Wills and Kate for all [...]

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Justin Bieber & Mark Wahlberg Teaming for a Basketball Movie?

Justin Bieber & Mark Wahlberg Teaming for a Basketball Movie?

Is Mark Wahlberg the latest celebrity to catch Bieber fever? A few months ago, Ashton Kutcher was talking about making a TV show with the teen sensation, and now Wahlberg has revealed that he and Justin Bieber are pitching a movie. Specifically: a basketball movie.

Wahlberg told Vulture on Wednesday that he and Bieber were in talks with Paramount to make a drama about a "reluctant mentor in an inner-city environment." Deadline then revealed that the story would center around street basketball. So if we had to venture a guess, we'd say that Wahlberg will play a grizzled former hoops champion, and Bieber will play an unlikely up-and-comer who teaches him how to love the game again. Valuable lessons will no doubt be learned. More importantly: Bieber will get to show off his real-life basketball skills.

"The tone of the project is described as The Color of Money meets The Karate Kid," says Deadline's reporter, "and it came out of Wahlberg and (producer Stephen) Levinson seeing Bieber play ball in February during a celebrity game held during NBA All-Star Game weekend."

During that game, the 5-foot-five Canadian teen played surprisingly solid ball, earning him the title of team MVP!

Kind of makes sense that Wahlberg, 39, would see something in Bieber, 17 -- after all, "Marky Mark" Wahlberg was once a teen MTV sensation himself. But if you're hoping the two of them will rap together during pick-up games, then you're in for a let-down.

"I will not (sing and dance) and neither will he," Wahlberg says emphatically. "(I could if) I had to, but I've, you know, that's the last resort. I've worked really hard to get away from that whole thing, but you never know. I may just end up coming back full circle."

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Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash Light Up Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show

Foursome is joined by special guests and tons of lights for smash-hit medley.
By Mawuse Ziegbe


Black Eyed Peas perform during the Super Bowl XLV halftime show
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The Black Eyed Peas promised a party at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (February 6), and the pop supernovas definitely delivered, with a performance teeming with lights, dancers and surprise appearances from celebrity pals.

Following a Chatter.com commercial that showed animated versions of the Peas showing off their social-media skills, the group kicked things off with their 2009 smash "I Gotta Feeling," descending from the ceiling on illuminated platforms onto a stage surrounded by a cluster of dancers clad in white bodysuits. The foursome led the team of fist-pumping troops in "Tron"-like getups, with Taboo sporting an outfit covered in flashing lights, will.i.am rocking a shiny hairpiece, Apl.de.ap wearing huge bright studs and Fergie vamping it up in bling-laden shoulder pads.

When the speaker-busting bass of "Boom Boom Pow" dropped, the dancers dispersed across the field to create arrow-shaped formations as the glow-in-the-dark lights on their suits illuminated the stadium. Then rumored surprise guest Slash of Guns N' Roses rose from below the stage for a "Sweet Child O' Mine" duet with Fergie. The GNR great rocked a finger-searing solo in a studded version of his signature black top hat as more angular platforms and dancers moved across the gridiron. The platforms were bearing scores of marching-band musicians who blasted their horns and pounded away on their drums as the Peas went into "Pump It" and blue lights splashed across the production.

Quick streams of fog heralded the arrival of the Peas' second surprise guest, Usher, who swooped in on a long chain to bust out his will.i.am-assisted joint "OMG." Rocking a sparkly collar on an otherwise all-white ensemble, the R&B hitmaker cranked out several counts of energetic choreography, enlivening moves from his "OMG" video and at one point jumping over Will and landing in a split.

A spray of pyro ushered in the collective's breakout 2003 hit "Where Is the Love?" as the oddly shaped platforms spelled out the word "Love" in bright-red letters. The team of dancers, which appeared to have multiplied to over 100, formed hearts across the field as will updated the lyrics of the smash with lines like, "Obama, let's get these educated."

Then the group jumped ahead to their most recent single, 2010's "The Time (Dirty Bit)," as several back up hoofers rocking cubed helmets joined the Peas onstage and dancers lined up along the gridiron to simultaneously bust out the Running Man, a move which drew cheers from the crowd.

The platinum-selling Peas wrapped up the performance with a reprise of "I Gotta Feeling," as the quartet triumphantly signed off amid of blitz of fog, firepower and flashing lights.

Ripping the halftime show was clearly a touching moment for will, who tweeted beforehand, "Me and apl started the peas when we were 16 yesterday we were dreamin now were livin it. Wow. I'm not crying out of sadness or nervousness its joy and pride and memories and the journey."

And once the crew left the stage, the frontman was not only proud, but pumped. "That was so freakin sick," he wrote. "Wow...!!!"

What did you think of the Black Eyed Peas' Super Bowl performance? Let us know in the comments!

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Lady Gaga To Donate $1 Million For Homeless Youth

Charity will be announced at Robin Hood Foundation benefit concert.


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Do you want to help Lady Gaga give away $1 million dollars to charity? Well, little monsters, here's your chance! Mother Monster is hooking up with the Robin Hood Foundation to help homeless youth in New York, her hometown.

Fans can go to Gaga's Facebook page to weigh in on which organization — The Door, Hetrick-Martin Institute, Lawyers for Children, Safe Horizon or SCO Family of Services — will be gifted the sum ($500,000 a year over two years).

The results will be announced May 9 at a special concert benefiting Robin Hood. "I'm thrilled to be working with the Robin Hood Foundation to distribute funds to help the youth of New York City," Gaga said in a statement. "NYC is my hometown and I think investing in these kids' future will go a long way."

Days before Gaga attends the Robin Hood gala, her HBO special will air. While it is a concert special, it also serves as a love letter to the Big Apple. Shot during her time in New York for two tour stops at Madison Square Garden earlier this year, the documentary shows the singer opening up about her love for the city and how it helped shape her as an artist.

"There was never a question in my mind that I was gonna make it and that this is my destiny and that we were all gonna make it as the kids of this city, as the New York generation," she says, driving through the streets of New York to MSG. "My faith in my creativity and my artistry has nothing to do with making it," she continued. "We kind of had already made it when we were playing for nothing downtown. ... We still felt like we were superstars."

Which organization do you hope Gaga's money goes to? Sound off below!

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MTV Movie Awards Host Jason Sudeikis: Everything You Need To Know!

'Saturday Night Live' regular and star of 'Horrible Bosses' has bona fide comedic chops.
By Kara Warner


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Congrats are in order for "Saturday Night Live" star Jason Sudeikis, who has just been announced as our newest MTV Movie Awards host. Sudeikis will be hosting the consistently star-studded and unpredictable event live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 5. So for those who haven't been following the comedic actor's every move since he began his successful career, here's a few handy Sudeikis facts and figures to help explain why he's the perfect choice to lead our 20th annual Movie Awards.

Before getting his big break on "SNL," Sudeikis performed in several improv troupes in Kansas City, Chicago and Las Vegas. In fact, he was a founding member of Second City Las Vegas, where he was eventually snatched up by "SNL" to be a sketch writer in 2003. He became a full-fledged castmember in 2006 and had memorable turns impersonating the likes of "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks and Vice President Joe Biden.

In recent years, Sudeikis has been carving a name for himself outside of the comforts of his "SNL" family. In addition to a guest appearance on "30 Rock" as ("SNL" alum) Tina Fey's love interest Floyd, Sudeikis has appeared in a slew of feature films: "What Happens in Vegas," "The Bounty Hunter," "Going the Distance," "Hall Pass" and the upcoming flicks "Horrible Bosses" and "A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy." He also currently lends his voice to "The Cleveland Show," as Holt Richter and Terry Kimple. With all these eclectic acting tricks in his bag, Sudeikis is guaranteed to keep the MTV audience entertained come June 5.

"I'm sincerely flattered that the folks from the Mostly Teenage Viewers network have invited me to host this year, and I look forward to keeping the streak of flawless and critically lauded Movie Awards show hosting in 2011 alive," Sudeikis said about the gig.

The MTV Movie Awards nominees — based on your votes at MovieAwards.MTV.com — will be announced on May 3, at which point you'll be able to vote for your favorite films and stars in categories like Best Fight, Best Kiss, Biggest Badass Star, Best Villain and, of course, Best Movie. Voting will continue through June 4, though Best Movie will remain open throughout the live ceremony on June 5 — meaning you'll have a chance to affect the night's biggest prize until the very last minute.

The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET.

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com.

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Guide to British Noble Titles

Guide to British Noble Titles

A Who's Who of royal dignitaries is attending the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, but with all those pedigrees it can get confusing as to who does what. To help out, here's a handy guide to British royal titles:

King: Male ruler of a kingdom.

Queen: Female ruler of a kingdom.

Prince: Ruler of a principality, which is a sovereign state; the title is granted (and can be revoked) by the sovereign.

Princess: A title generally held by either the daughters of a British sovereign, the male-line granddaughters of a British sovereign or the wife of a British prince.

Duke: A member of the nobility, historically of highest rank below the monarch, and historically controlling a duchy, which is a specific territory.

Duchess: The wife of a duke. (However, Camilla Parker Bowles is known as a duchess, a choice she made to avoid confusion with Prince Charles' first wife, Princess Diana.)

Marquess: A member of the nobility, traditionally a rank below duke. Though now obsolete, the distinction between an earl and a marquess used to be that a marquess' land, called a march, was on the border of the country, while an earl's land, called a county, often wasn't. A woman with the rank of marquess, or the wife of a marquess, is a marchioness.

Earl: A member of the nobility who ranks below a marquess and above viscount. In the 5th and 6th centuries, an earl collected fines and taxes and in return was entitled to a third of the money collected. Present day titleholders take their names from towns, mountains or surnames.

Viscount: A member of the nobility who ranks below an earl. The title originally referred to a person who served as a deputy or lieutenant of a count, or the sheriff of a county. Current titleholders usually take their name from a place, a surname or a combination of both.

Lord, Lady: Generally, any noble member except a duke or duchess is referred to as a lord (male) or lady (female) as are the children, former wives and other close relatives of the nobility.

Master: At one time used for men of rank, it now primarily is used for boys generally younger than 13 in formal correspondence, particularly invitations to formal events.

Sir: The formal reference for a knight and used with the full name, but not with the surname alone ("Sir Elton John," but not "Sir John"). A knighthood today recognizes significant contributions to national life and includes such people as actors, scientists, school leaders and industrialists. The female equivalent is a dame.

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Britney Spears Tour Invite 'Is Such An Honor,' Nervo Say

Aussie DJ duo tell MTV News they're ready to 'spread the Nervo love' on Femme Fatale tour.
By Jocelyn Vena


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Nervo's Mim and Liv will be joining Britney Spears this summer for her highly anticipated Femme Fatale tour, alongside Nicki Minaj and Jessie and the Toy Boys.

When the Aussie twins spoke to MTV News on Tuesday, the same day the tour lineup was announced, they seemed genuinely surprised by the news, calling the slot "such an honor."

"We have worked with her team of people for songwriting camps and stuff like that, but we've never met Britney. It's been a dream to have one of our record productions on her album, but we didn't get there this time," Mim said.

All the acts on the tour are female, so Liv thinks "it's going to be ladies night every night. I imagine we'll be playing some of our club releases," she added of Nervo's set. "It'll be a DJ set and very electronic and house-based. We're really excited to be able to warm everyone up with some sexy house music."

The girls are also excited about the prospect of meeting Britney. "I wonder if I'll be starstruck? I just love her. I just love her records. She always releases great pop records. I really respect her," Mim said.

"You hear rumors that [the openers] never really get to meet [the main acts]," Liv said. "I hope we get to hang out. We've been told we're going to be on an RV for a lot of it. I love the whole experience of being on a tour bus. I love the road."

Since the tour seems to be all about girl power, the two sassy ladies explained what makes them such femme fatales. "I guess we have a no-fear attitude," Mim said. "We don't let our being girls stop us. Certainly DJing is a very male-dominated [field], and we haven't let us being girls stop us."

Bottom line: They're hoping through their house-music set they can "spread the Nervo love."

Are you excited to see Nervo on Britney Spears' tour? Let us know in the comments!

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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Lady Gaga To Donate $1 Million For Homeless Youth

Charity will be announced at Robin Hood Foundation benefit concert.


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Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Do you want to help Lady Gaga give away $1 million dollars to charity? Well, little monsters, here's your chance! Mother Monster is hooking up with the Robin Hood Foundation to help homeless youth in New York, her hometown.

Fans can go to Gaga's Facebook page to weigh in on which organization — The Door, Hetrick-Martin Institute, Lawyers for Children, Safe Horizon or SCO Family of Services — will be gifted the sum ($500,000 a year over two years).

The results will be announced May 9 at a special concert benefiting Robin Hood. "I'm thrilled to be working with the Robin Hood Foundation to distribute funds to help the youth of New York City," Gaga said in a statement. "NYC is my hometown and I think investing in these kids' future will go a long way."

Days before Gaga attends the Robin Hood gala, her HBO special will air. While it is a concert special, it also serves as a love letter to the Big Apple. Shot during her time in New York for two tour stops at Madison Square Garden earlier this year, the documentary shows the singer opening up about her love for the city and how it helped shape her as an artist.

"There was never a question in my mind that I was gonna make it and that this is my destiny and that we were all gonna make it as the kids of this city, as the New York generation," she says, driving through the streets of New York to MSG. "My faith in my creativity and my artistry has nothing to do with making it," she continued. "We kind of had already made it when we were playing for nothing downtown. ... We still felt like we were superstars."

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Ke$ha Wants 'Till The World Ends' Remix To 'Take Over Airwaves'

Singer says her collaboration with Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj made a 'supergroup of three hot, strong women.'
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Matt Elias


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Earlier this week, Britney Spears, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj dropped their femme-fatale-friendly remix of the Spears club track "Till the World Ends." The already fun song got super-charged thanks to Minaj's cutting verses and Ke$ha's recognizable vocals.

"I'm a massive fan of both the ladies I share the track with," K told MTV News on Wednesday at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. "I wrote 'TTWE' for Britney with [producers] Dr. Luke and Max [Martin] and she killed it and I loved it, but I just thought a supergroup of three hot, strong women could just take over the airwaves."

Ke$ha went on to give props to both the ladies. "I'm such a massive fan of Britney and I'm such a massive supporter of Nicki and a fan, and chicks sometimes don't team up. I don't know why, but I'm, like, huge on the girl power, so I just wanted to make a power girl track take over."



The remix quickly won praise from fans who seem to think the new features step up the song's game. "You know, with the three of us, I wasn't necessarily surprised [people like it] because I'm such a massive fan of Nicki Minaj and obviously with Britney I'm a fan of it, [taking] myself out of the equation," she said. "I'm just happy people like it."



So did Ke$ha (who once sang backup for Spears) feel any pressure writing a song for Britney? "There was no pressure. Writing for somebody else is really fun 'cause I consider myself a songwriter first and foremost," she explained. "So it was so much fun to put my brain in the sexy Britney Spears brain and express myself almost as if I were possessed by her."

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Celebrate 'Moulin Rouge' 10 Years Later With MTV Live Stream

Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and Baz Luhrmann will remember the influential film live on MTV.com.
By MTV News staff


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Ten years ago, Baz Luhrmann brought us into the world of the "Moulin Rouge," a sexy, musical take on the subculture of turn-of-the-century Paris based on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. It starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman and featured over-the-top costumes and reinventions of modern songs from "Lady Marmalade" to "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

To commemorate that movie's 10th anniversary, MTV News reunites Luhrmann, Kidman and McGregor to celebrate "Moulin Rouge at 10: A Spectacular Spectacular MTV News Event" on Monday, May 2, at 3 p.m. ET on MTV.com. The director and stars will be joined by co-star John Leguizamo, who played artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and Catherine Martin, who won the Oscar for costume design and art direction. Hosted by MTV News' Josh Horowitz, the live stream will include special appearances and live interviews while looking back at how the film came to be and how its legacy continues to grow.

To get in on the fun, fans can submit questions for the "Moulin Rouge" director and talent via the @MTVNews Twitter handle with the hashtag #AskMoulin.

The film premiered in 2001, quickly permeated pop culture and reinvented the modern movie musical. Its influence can still be seen today with the success of musical television shows like "Glee" and "American Idol." It's also had an impact on fashion, graphic design and style. 

The film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, and it won two, for art direction and costume design. It was the first musical nominated for Best Picture in 22 years. "Moulin Rouge" also took home two MTV Movie Awards for Best Musical Sequence (Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor) and Best Female Performance (Nicole Kidman).

Check out everything we've got on "Moulin Rouge."

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com.

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Exclusive: Kris Allen And Matthew Morrison Talk 'Still Got Tonight' Collabo

'Glee' star tells MTV News he didn't know the 'American Idol' champ co-wrote the pop/rock tune when he received it.
By James Dinh, with reporting by Jim Cantiello


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We knew from his team-ups with Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow that Matthew Morrison was intent on making his debut solo album one to remember. Now, the "Glee" actor has one more surprise up his sleeve for the May 10 release: a collaboration with "American Idol" winner Kris Allen.

On Wednesday (April 27), MTV News' Jim Cantiello was busy chatting it up with the "Idol" alum via Skype when the singer surprised us with a special appearance from Morrison.

"I am in a special place that only one person can tell you where I'm at," the singer teased from inside a trailer before a smiling Morrison popped in front of the webcam, decked out in his traditional Mr. Schuester getup.

Sitting side-by-side, the singers discussed how the Allen-penned tune Still Got Tonight" found its way into Morrison's lap.

"It's actually a funny story. I got my hands on the song. It was an amazing song, and I didn't find out until a little later on that Kris was a writer on it," Morrison said, adding, "It was kind of strange, 'cause he didn't know either that I had done it."

Allen, who co-wrote the tune with Andrew Frampton and Stephen Allen Kipner, shared a similar story. "I had no idea," the singer admitted. "I got an email from the other writers saying 'Urgent, urgent,' and then I read it, and it said that Matthew Morrison was going to sing the song, and I was pretty stoked about it. That's why we're here today. We thought we'd hang out."

While the two did not collaborate in the studio on the track, Morrison revealed that they shared nothing but cool vibes with each other upon their first meeting.

"We thought we'd hang out and actually meet each other and say, 'Hey, you're cool,' and he said, 'I'm cool,' so we're cool with each other," Morrison said.

Asked why he wasn't with his fellow "Glee" castmates filming an upcoming episode in New York, Morrison, assured fans that he'll be there later in the week. "Well, I'm actually shooting all day today, and then I fly on the red eye tonight and I start shooting there tomorrow morning," he said.

Don't miss "Idol Party Live" every Thursday at noon on MTV.com for analysis, celebrity guests and even some karaoke — get in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #idolparty! In the meantime, get your "Idol" fix on MTV News' "American Idol" page, where you'll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.

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Justin Guarini Welcomes Son William Neko

The American Idol alum, 32, and wife Reina Capodici welcomed a son, William Neko Bell Guarini, at 6:26 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. and joins big sister Lola, 6, from Capodici's prior relationship.

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Jason Sudeikis To Host 2011 MTV Movie Awards

'SNL' star will take the stage when the show airs live June 5 at 9 p.m. ET.
By MTV News staff


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When the 2011 MTV Movie Awards swoop into the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on June 5, "Saturday Night Live" star Jason Sudeikis will be front and center to take on hosting duties for the 20th annual ceremony.

"I'm sincerely flattered that the folks from the Mostly Teenage Viewers network have invited me to host this year, and I look forward to keeping the streak of flawless and critically lauded movie awards show hosting in 2011 alive," Sudeikis said.

In addition to his exploits on "SNL" — where over six seasons Sudeikis has portrayed everyone from Vice President Joe Biden to "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks — the comedian and actor stars in this summer's "Horrible Bosses" opposite Jason Bateman and Charlie Day.

"Smart and funny is the new rock and roll for our audience — and that combo pretty much sums up Jason. He is a smartass and a gentleman who never goes for the easy or obvious joke," said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV. "Because of that, he is the ideal Movie Awards host, and we are confident with him anchoring the show, our audience is in store for unexpected and crazy moments with Hollywood's biggest stars and musicians."

The MTV Movie Awards nominees — based on your votes at MovieAwards.MTV.com — will be announced on May 3, at which point you'll be able to vote for your favorite films and stars in categories like Best Fight, Best Kiss, Biggest Badass Star, Best Villain and, of course, Best Movie. Voting will continue through June 4, though Best Movie will remain open throughout the live ceremony on June 5 — meaning you'll have a chance to affect the night's biggest prize until the very last minute.

The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET.

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com.

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Beyonce No Longer Managed By Father, Mathew Knowles

'I've only parted ways with my father on a business level,' singer says.
By Gil Kaufman


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Artists cut ties with managers all the time. But when your shot-caller is your dad and he's helped you climb the ladder of fame to the very top, things can be a bit trickier.

After years of rumors, Beyoncé confirmed on Monday that she is parting ways with the man who helped make her an international pop diva: dad Mathew Knowles. According to CNN, the split was amicable and both sides said it was a mutual decision. "I've only parted ways with my father on a business level," Beyoncé, 29, said in a statement released on Monday. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly. I am grateful for everything he has taught me ... I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hardworking entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps."

Mathew Knowles began managing Beyoncé's career when she was a teenager and shepherded her through her mega-success with Destiny's Child in the late 1990s and into her even bigger career as a solo artist, which has garnered her 16 Grammy Awards and millions in sales for her three post-DC albums. Her mother, Tina, is Beyoncé's stylist and is heavily involved in their clothing line, House of Dereon.

"The decision for Beyoncé and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual," Mathew Knowles said in a separate statement also released on Monday. "We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment."

It was not announced who would take over management duties for Beyoncé, but Knowles said his record label would instead focus on gospel and inspirational artists. "Business is business and family is family," Knowles continued. "I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success."

Among the artists who are listed on the Music World Entertainment site are Juanita Bynum, From Above, Pastor Rudy, the Bamaz, Beyoncé's younger sister, Solange, and Trin-I-Tee 5:7. Knowles also used to manage former Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, but they parted ways with him, respectively, in 2009 and 2010.

Mathew and Tina Knowles divorced in 2009 after 29 years of marriage. Beyoncé is reportedly close to finishing work on the follow-up to 2008's I Am ... Sasha Fierce, which could include contributions from Sia and Sleigh Bells, along with Ne-Yo, S1, Jim Jonsin, Sean "The Pen" Garrett, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart.

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Lady Gaga Is Godmother To Elton John's Son, Singer Confirms

'There's a real simple person under there who loves her parents,' Elton says of Mother Monster.
By Jocelyn Vena


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He said as much while hosting "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month, but now Elton John has officially confirmed that Lady Gaga is his son's godmother. In an interview with Barbara Walters that was teased during "Good Morning America" Friday morning (April 22), the British music superstar, with his husband David Furnish by his side, opened up about his decision to name Gaga godmother to their son, Zachary.

"Yes, yes she is. When you get to the real person under there, there's a real simple person under there who loves her parents," he explained.

Furnish added, "Zachary's going to inherit an incredible musical legacy from his father one day, and she will be a good person to guide him through the ins and outs of the music business, 'cause she sure knows everything about the business now."

Talk of Gaga's involvement in Zachary's life began to surface earlier this year, but the couple wasn't in a hurry to confirm the reports. In a February interview, Furnish wouldn't confirm or deny whether Gaga was the godmother.

"We haven't publicly confirmed that yet but your sources are very good!" he said. "I prefer not to comment on it because we are going to make a statement about godparents later on."

When John hosted "Saturday Night Live" on April 2, he joked about Lady Gaga being his son's godmother. "For those of you concerned that we are unusual parents, do not worry. It's not like we are the only two people involved in the child's life. His godmother is Lady Gaga. That's true, that's not a joke ... which is ironic because I've always said that Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids. And Gaga loves Mars. She says Mars has good schools and great discos."

Elton was at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this week to promote "The Union," a Cameron Crowe documentary about John's Grammy-nominated collaboration with fellow music legend Leon Russell.

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Kate Hudson Is Engaged!

Kate Hudson was on the Today show this morning to promote her new movie Something Borrowed when Matt Lauer noticed a very big ring on her finger.

"Could you place your hand in my hand for a second please?" Lauer asked. "I just want to see something."

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Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Video To Premiere On 'American Idol'

Interscope Records announces clip coming 'the week of May 2.'
By Jocelyn Vena


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Let the cultural baptism begin, little monsters. Lady Gaga is set to release her "Judas" video the week of May 2 on "American Idol." Interscope Records made the announcement on its Twitter account, adding that more details would be on the way.

The video was co-directed by Mother Monster and her creative director, Laurieann Gibson. And, Gibson has made it clear that this video will have everyone talking.

"It's a phenomenal video: really powerful, really impactful," Gibson commented. "She's such a strong, committed artist. Her loyalty to me is something I will be forever grateful for. We're spiritually connected.

"We need each other ... and 'Judas' is ultimately a representation of our true bond."

Gaga will play Mary Magdalene, with Norman Reedus as Judas.

"I will tell you now, first off, I'm Christian, and my career is evidence of God in my life," Gibson said. "And I think that most people are already thinking that Gaga and the blasphemy and they're premeditating the approach, and I think they'll be very shocked to find out how huge and really groundbreaking the message is and how freeing the message is for all the right reasons. And it's really going to shock the world."

For those who can't wait that long, Gaga is set to perform the track on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday. It's not the only TV performance Gaga has lined up to get her fans excited for the May 23 release of Born This Way: Last week, it was announced that Gaga would perform on the May 21 episode of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Justin Timberlake.

She'll also make a May 27 appearance on "Good Morning America" that will kick off the show's summer concert series, and the premiere of Gaga's highly anticipated HBO special, which was taped at New York's Madison Square Garden in February, will be May 7.

"JUDAS is about forgiveness and perseverance through struggle," Gaga tweeted on Easter Sunday. "Persevere today!"

Which of Gaga's upcoming TV appearances are you most excited for? Tell us in the comments below!

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