"[Those people] were not there to support me"
Last week Madonna performed a very short club show concert at the Olympia Theater in Paris, France and was met with a considerable amount of criticism from angry fans in attendance. As you may recall, a number of dissatisfied people voiced their anger at Madonna after she performed what they considered an unsatisfactory concert. The disgruntled were upset that they had camped out for days and spend a considerable amount of money for a 45 minute concert. Shortly after the controversy came to light, Madonna‘s publicist issued what some would call an insulting official statement basically telling fans they were lucky to get what they got. The video above features Madonna commenting personally on the controversy during the Vienna, Austria stop last night of her MDNA World Tour. As you can hear for yourselves, Madonna maintains that the people who criticized her club show performance are “not her fans”. Maddy also issued a response in addition to this impromptu one made on the concert stage. Click below to read what else she has to say on the matter. More »
Warning: Excessive Use Of The 'V' Word
Oh boy. Remember a few months back when Courtney Love‘s own daughter (Francis Bean Cobain) suggested that twitter ban her mother from further use of the site? Well, they didn’t take her advice and Mama Courtney didn’t take the hint. But at least this time she’s not spreading vicious rumors about Dave Grohl hitting on her daughter. And, in fact, you could argue that these are helpful tweets; tweets that offer lyrical clarification from one musician to another. But then again, it’s Courtney Love… tweeting in reaction to Lana Del Rey‘s cover of Nirvana‘s Heart-Shaped Box. So yeah. She probably wasn’t trying to be all that helpful. But I’ll let you be the official judge of that! Take a listen to Lana‘s cover (which I thought was quite good) and the check out the twitter madness inside.
Back in April, when Kelly Clarkson brought her Stronger Tour here to LA, we saw video of Kelly performing a kickass cover of the Britney Spears song ‘Til The World Ends. And just when you thought that Kelly covering Britney couldn’t get any better, she goes and outdoes herself. Last night, at her concert stop in Las Vegas, NV, Kelly performed another Britney Spears cover … this time, she took on the Britney classic Everytime. As you can hear for yourselves, Kelly managed to sing the HELL out of the song, putting her own spin on Britney‘s melancholy ballad. As you can tell from Kelly‘s intro to the song, she is a big fan of our dear Britney … which means she will likely sing more Britney songs in the future. Bless her precious and very talented heart <3
And Apparently, KILLED
As many of you know I recently became somewhat obsessed (in a completely healthy way) with Emeli Sandé. The Scottish songstress won my heart with her smash single Next To Me, and I’ve been listening to all of her many other amazing songs, as recommended by some of our faithful PITNBrs, who also go pretty hard for Emeli. Which is why I was thuh-rilled (sound it ouuut) to hear that she opened the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Somehow, that news just made perfect sense to me. Her voice is all things victory and glory and human spirit and strength so yeah. Danny Boyle is the mastermind behind the Olympic Games ceremony– which I’m watching as I type and yes– he’s a mastermind (we also knew this from his films, Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting). He was so right to involve Emeli in this extravaganza of UK pride. Deets and pics inside!
Sacre Bleu! Fans Demand a Refund! -- MADONNA RESPONDS!
Yesterday we learned that Madonna would be live streaming her intimate club performance at the Olympia Theater in Paris, France for fans online but today we are hearing about the experience for fans inside the venue in Paris. Those of us who watched the live stream know that the show lasted only 8 songs long and was over in about 45 minutes. I assumed that the rest of the concert would proceed in person for fans at the Olympia Theater in Paris … I was wrong. 45 minutes is all the fans got in person as well … and many of them were angry because of how expensive the concert tickets were for such a short show. Yikes! UPDATE: Madonna‘s publicist has issued an official statement about this controversy, read it in full below. More »
Welp, Queen Elizabeth, II’s Diamond Jubilee celebration came and went … and the Spice Girls did not reunite to perform. In June, the Spices got together in London to make a big announcement … that their music was being adapted into a musical. Fans everywhere were crushed that the announcement was NOT for an actual Spice Girls reunion. Today, however, we hear that there are secret plans to have the Spice Girls perform at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Naturally, we know of this “secret” because of a leak … SO take this information with a huge grain of salt. It is possible that we will get a Spice Girls reunion this year after all. More »
She is Accused of “[distracting] students who were writing exams at the time”.
Another day, another celebrity indecency charge being filed! This time, it’s Katy Perry‘s turn up at bat. In April the pop princess was playfully fooling around on stage with Australian cricketer Doug Bollinger in India, but her little stunt may cost her big bucks. She has not been officially charged yet with indecency, but the papers have been filed and the case is in the hands of Indian courts. Deets and possible, obscene sexual innuendo inside.
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The TV Guide
Last night my friend Josh and I made our way to The Wiltern to see Frank Ocean live in concert. Because I am a new fan, I was really interested to see what Ocean‘s live performance would be like. I was very happy to learn that his beautiful music takes on a new life when performed live. The Wiltern was packed to the rafters with screaming fans, most who knew every single lyric to every single song he sung. The line to get into the venue was wrapped almost all the way around the very large block — it was the longest line I have ever seen at The Wiltern. I think it’s safe to say that every single person who packed into the theater was thoroughly entertained by Frank Ocean‘s live performance last night. Click below to see some photos and video from the show. More »
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The TV Guide
Last night I had the extreme pleasure of seeing the amazing Azealia Banks LIVE in concert for the first time and let me tell you, the girl was spectacular. Thus far, the only time Azealia has performed in SoCal was at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival last Spring … so last night’s concert at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA was her first proper LA show. Dubbed The Mermaid Ball, Azealia headlined a night of live performances from artists like Kingdom, Gita, Charli XCX, Rye Rye (with special guest Robyn) and more. As the final act, Azealia BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE! I managed to snap some photos at the show last night, which you can check out below. More »
"They Traumatized Me"
Did you know that Nicki Minaj used to work at Red Lobster? Yeah, neither did I. The superstar was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night and her interview is adorable. Leno embarrasses her a bit when he brings up her pre-Young Money days, but still gets her to open up about the experience. Apparently, she really wants all of us to stop ordering the bread. Watch the full interview and a performance of Pound The Alarm (pasties included) inside.