"I was not planning on announcing this, but ..."
Last night my friend Austin and I went to the Staples Center to see Kelly Clarkson live in concert as her Piece By Piece Tour rolled into town. We were present when Kelly announced, mid-song, that she is pregnant with her second child! Kelly began her performance of her new album title track Piece By Piece and she started crying and had to stop the song … she started laughing and apologized to the audience, telling them that she was OK … and then she blurted out the news that she is pregnant for the second time. The audience erupted in cheers, Kelly laughed and cried some more … then she apologized to her husband Brandon Blackstock from the stage because she told us she wasn’t supposed to announce her pregnancy in this way. Everyone was so happy at hearing the news that I don’t think anyone blamed her one bit for the happy slip up. Click below to watch video of Kelly making her impromptu pregnancy announcement last night. More »
As Kelly Clarkson‘s Piece By Piece Tour continues to roll across the US, she keeps blessing her audiences (and the rest of us watching from afar) with brilliantly beautiful cover songs. So far, we’ve heard her renditions of Prince‘s Purple Rain, Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space, *NSync‘s Bye, Bye, Bye and Rihanna‘s Bitch Better Have My Money. Today we hear her spin on Bryan Adams‘s classic ballad Heaven. Heaven, as you may know, is also featured in Magic Mike XXL but I think Kelly‘s version featured above is the far superior tribute to the song (tho, Matt Bomer does give her a run for her money). Click the embed above to watch Kelly Clarkson sing the Hell out of Heaven by Bryan Adams and instantly re-fall in love with the song all over again.
She refers to Meek Mill as her "baby's father"
For the past few weeks, Nicki Minaj‘s boyfriend/tour mate Meek Mill has been in a very public diss track feud with Drake but it would appear that Meek has had time for other activities as well. Last night, Nicki Minaj announced to the world from the concert stage in Pittsburgh, PA that Meek Mill is her “baby father”. It’s unclear if Nicki was just kidding around or using the title as a term of endearment (eg. “baby daddy”) or if she was seriously letting us know that A.) she is pregnant and B.) Meek Mill is the father of her baby-to-be, but in either instance … Nicki‘s comments are getting a lot of attention today. Click below to watch video, shared on Twitter by a fan in the audience of Nicki‘s show, of Minaj‘s possible pregnancy announcement and see for yourselves what she has to say about her “baby father”. More »
"Today I'm dirty / I want to be pretty"
Tori Amos performed a concert this week in Belgium and decided to perform her rendition of the Marilyn Manson song The Nobodies. As Tori tends to do with her covers, the song was completely transformed from its original version into a version more suited for Amos‘s piano-playing style. Click the embed above to hear Tori‘s rendition of The Nobodies and have a listen for yourselves. Marilyn Manson himself caught wind of Tori‘s cover and shared the video above with his followers on Twitter, which sounds like a ringing endorsement to me. After you hear Tori‘s version of MM‘s song, you can click below to hear his original version of The Nobodies. More »
BUT, nothing official has been announced just yet
Early last year, we started hearing new rumors that the Spice Girls were planning to get back together or either a new concert tour OR a concert residency in Las Vegas but nothing really came from any of those rumors. It was suggested that the Girls were planning to reunite without Victoria Beckham and she gave them their blessing … but, again, nothing came from those particular rumors. Today we have a NEW rumor making the rounds that the Spices are ready to reunite for a new tour sans Beckham next year to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Altho nothing has been officially announced, a report from The Sun claims that an official announcement will come by year’s end and on Twitter, some of the Spices are having fun with this new reunion talk. There has been a lot of talk about a Spice Girls reunion in recent years but with their 20th anniversary year looming, I have a feeling that their much-rumored reunion will become a reality. More »
"Don't judge me", she says
In the past few months we have heard live concert video of Kelly Clarkson covering songs by other artists — including Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna, Bye, Bye Bye by *NSync and Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Last night, during her concert stop in Prince‘s hometown of Minneapolis, MN, Kelly performed her rendition of his legendary song Purple Rain. Before she performed the song, Kelly asked the audience not to “judge her” for putting her spin on the classic track and then she sang the Hell out of the song. I’m not sure if Prince will be very happy that video recordings of Kelly performing his song are now on the Internets but I think he might be impressed with Kelly‘s version of his song nonetheless. Have a listen above, see what you think.
"My fans are so diverse. Love that #Detroit"
Maybe today will be day I use my liquid eyeliner and a photo of Nicki Minaj on Instagram, and just go at it. Maybe today. But it’s also laundry day so, maybe not. Either way, these new photos of Nicki on her Pinkprint tour are so gorgeous, I expect someone will be inspired to put on some makeup today, or where an incredibly flattering bra under a sheer top. All that to say, Nicki has been showing major lurve to her fans in Detroit, and looking absolutely gorgeous whilst doing so. Click inside for more!
Are you ready to be saved?
Madonna has released two short videos that were filmed during rehearsals for her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour and as you can see above and below, she and her troupe of dancers are working very hard to put together what looks to be an amazing show. In these videos, we see dance steps being choreographed, traditional dance steps being blocked out and religious iconography at almost every tour … which looks very much like the vibe that Madonna has expressed in her most recent world tours. Click the embed above to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #1 and then click below to watch Rebel Heart Tour – Teaser #2. More »
Cuz you know they've got 'Bad Blood'
It would appear that the “bad blood” between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry remains resolved in the wake of an apparent dig on Taylor‘s part at Katy over the weekend. As you may know, Taylor and Katy have reportedly been “feuding” for some time now stemming from drama that resulted from Taylor‘s previous relationship with John Mayer, who ended up dating Katy afterward. Most recently, Katy interjected herself in the Twitter feud that erupted between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj by taking a swipe at Taylor and siding with Nicki. Over the weekend, an image of a shark “curiously” appeared on stage during Taylor‘s performance of Bad Blood during her concert performance in Foxborough, MA which many perceive as a reference to the Left Shark that famously stole the show during Katy‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show performance back in February. If so, it would seem that the catty back and forth fighting between these two adult women is still in full effect. More »
Just a few days ago we got to see live video of Kelly Clarkson performing Bye, Bye, Bye by *NSync live in concert. Today, we are blessed with a new video of Kelly performing her rendition of Taylor Swift‘s hit single Blank Space. Now that Kelly is on tour, these kinds of cover song performances will be the norm so it’s going to be a fun summer. Her cover of Bye, Bye, Bye was pretty perfect but I am truly living for her take on Blank Space. I guess the only thing I don’t love is that the way Kelly sings the song, it actually sounds like she is singing “got a long list of ex-lovers” instead of the way Taylor sings “got a long list of Starbucks lovers“. Ah well, can’t win ‘em all ;) Enjoy the video, Kelly is amazing.