Adam Lambert Leaves Record Label

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Adam Lambert is walking away from his deal with 19 Records. But don’t worry — though his style and attitude are fierce, his relationship with the label is perfectly friendly, and he’s still got another deal.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Lambert’s contract with 19 expired and he simply chose not to renew it. It won’t affect his musical output much, as he will still be signed to RCA, of which 19 is a subsidiary. Lambert left 19 Management in August 2011, but remained on the label until this month.

A source close to the dealings says the split is mutually beneficial. “It’s good for both sides,” an insider said. “Adam can move forward with his plans and 19 isn’t stuck in the middle.”

Lambert’s rep confirms that it was a mutual decision and that Lambert and 19 Records left “amicably and with the utmost respect for each other.” He’s not signed to RCA Records and to Direct Management Group, which also names Lambert’s pal Katy Perry as a client. 19 Records is still home to many ‘American Idol‘ alumni, including current champ Phillip Phillips.

Lambert’s publicist also pointed out that the move is part of his “evolution.” We can’t wait to see what else he’s got in store for us!

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Beyonce + Jay-Z Drop $200,000 on Blue Ivy’s First Birthday Party

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Must be nice to be Blue Ivy! The beautiful baby daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce marked her first birthday on Jan. 7, and her proud parents celebrated in a big way.

Hov and Bey plunked down $200,000 in total on Blue’s birthday soiree. Nothing is too good for their little princess! Where did that cash go?

The Sun reports that the power couple spent $95,000 on pink and white roses for the party (why not blue ones?!), which had a princess theme. The birthday cake cost over $2,000, while the pair spent a mint on gift bags for their young guests, featuring toys, princess outfits, personalized engraved gold pens, playhouses and jewelry to the tune of $30,000.

A source told the tab, “Nothing’s been too big or expensive for their little princess. They wanted her first birthday to set the tone for the rest of her life. They work hard for their money and the first thing they want to spend it on is their baby girl.” The sourced added, “It’s hard to imagine how they can top this next year — or what her Sweet Sixteen will be like.”

Aside from the party, what was Blue’s gift? A cool $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie doll. And, you know, that $1 million nursery.

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Nicki Minaj Loses Her Wig Stylist

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As famous for her insane style and rainbow weaves as she is for her hooks and rhymes, Nicki Minaj is turning over a new wig — er, leaf. The ‘Freedom’ MC has kicked her wig stylist to the curb, which may be why she’s been sporting sleeker, more subdued styles as of late.

Celebuzz reports that her longtime wig man, Terrence Davidson, has bowed out of working with the sometimes temperamental starlet. “Terrence Davidson most recently served as the celebrity hairstylist, wig creator and creative director for Nicki Minaj,” a press release stated. “After creative differences, he has decided to pursue other opportunities.”

Davidson released his own statement, writing, “It has been an amazing experience offering me a chance to express my creativity and exhibit my love for the art form of wig design. I have decided to part ways from Nicki Minaj because I would like to explore other opportunities within my own brand and re-energize my creativity through work in fashion editorial, beauty consultations, media personality, ‘how-to’ lectures and hair show development. I am very proud of the body of work built with Nicki Minaj and I appreciate the support over the years from fans who’ve expressed love for my craft. Look forward to seeing me larger than life in 2013.”

However, a source says that there was more behind Davidson’s resignation that just a desire to give lectures on wig making, claiming that Minaj unleashed a torrent of “derogatory statements” against the stylist. No details were given as to what those statements are, but they had to have been pretty bad for him walk away from one of the biggest stars on the planet … if it’s true.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to watch Minaj snatch Mariah Carey‘s wigs on the ‘American Idol‘ set.

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Pharrell Williams Says Miley Cyrus Is an ‘Old Soul’ + Compares Her to Justin Timberlake

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Between her country roots and covers and her ‘Rebel Yell’-ing, no one really knows what to expect from Miley Cyrus‘ new record — except the people working on it with her. Pharrell Williams compared the project to Justin Timberlake‘s transformation from N’SYNC heartthrob to solo superstar and sang the praises of Cyrus not only as a singer, but also as a person.

At first glance, it’s hard to see exactly what (well, other than a paycheck) would compel Williams and Tyler, the Creator to work with teen pop tart Cyrus, but when Williams explains it, it makes a lot more sense. “What we all have in common is that we like new stuff, we like making music that doesn’t exist,” the former half of the Neptunes told HypeBeast. “That’s what Tyler has in common with me and what I have in common with Miley.” He added, “Put it this way, he heard her music and next thing you know he’s in the picture with her. That’s not what you would expect, but that’s what I love doing: totally surprising people.”

Despite their differences, Williams said it wasn’t too hard to get a good vibe going with the ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ singer. “Yeah, at times people were difficult, but it’s all part of the process,” he explained. “She is an old soul that was trapped in a younger situation who just bursted [sic] at the seams, and I was just happy to be there during that transformation.”

Williams pointed out that he faced similar criticism and questioning when he first started working with Timberlake, who’s “ready” to release new music himself. “I remember when they use to ask me about the same questions with Justin [Timberlake]; people be like why you going in with N’SYNC? Because there’s somebody in there that you don’t know,” he insisted. “Wait till you see what Miley’s done. Oh man!”

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One Direction to Begin Filming Their 3D Movie

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Get ready, Directioners! Morgan Spurlock will begin shooting the One Direction 3D film this week!

TV NZ’s One News reports that filming is set to start in Tokyo — and that Spurlock is convinced 3D is the way to go for the movie. (And not just because it’s as close as a lot of us will get to reaching out and grabbing Harry Styles’ sex-scented hair.)

“Once they can crack that nut of having a true 3D experience where you don’t have to have those glasses or sit at a certain angle, it will become a conversation again,” Spurlock said of the medium. As for why he wanted to document 1D, well, why wouldn’t you? Still, he has a legit explanation, too. “These guys have gotten so huge in such a short amount of time — why?” (Um, listen to their songs and look at their beautiful faces.) He added, “What makes them more special than any other people?”

The guys are just as excited to work with Spurlock as he is to work with them. Niall Horan said of the ‘Super Size Me’ auteur, “Morgan works well because … he did a lot of documentary movies. It’s going to be a concert movie, but with a documentary side than concert side so we wanted to get our personalities across because the fans know us, but we want them to know us deeper.”

And don’t forget — the Directioners are the real stars, so get camera ready!

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Was Justin Bieber Too Needy for Selena Gomez?

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Another day, another detail in the Jelena split drama. The latest? Apparently Justin Bieber may have been too needy for Selena Gomez. Wait, what?!

The pair, whose most recent split went down on New Year’s Eve in Mexico, was reportedly initiated by Gomez. If you recall, she stormed off from their vacation early. In a private jet. Must be nice!

It wasn’t just Biebs’ “neediness” that bugged her. Apparently he also had a wandering eye, something that’s been reported more than once. A pal told Radar Online, “Justin is super needy and can be a big baby around Selena. It’s hard for him to make real friends because he likes the temporary attention of strangers, but didn’t realize how it hurt Selena. Selena didn’t feel Justin was respectful of their relationship,” the friend added. “She was constantly catching him in positions with other girls that would make her uncomfortable. She would get super jealous.”

Yikes! Sounds like this breakup may be the one that sticks … maybe. The friend insisted, “Selena absolutely won’t get back with Justin unless he makes some drastic changes in his life.”

Last week it was revealed that the pair tried just about everything they could to work it out, but it just wouldn’t. “Selena is Justin’s first love and he’s still young enough that he desperately tries to make it work,” a source said. “But Selena is mature enough to just know when to end it and be realistic that it isn’t working.”

That won’t stop us from crossing our fingers. We love these two!

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Bruno Mars Brings ‘Treasure’ + Reworked ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Bruno Mars can play, sing and perform just about anything, and he never bores anyone. Why? Because even when he performs his own songs, he finds ways to mix it up. On his second night of performances for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday (Jan. 11), Mars performed his inescapable, ubiquitous hit ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ — and surprised everyone with it.

Instead of the garage, Police-type feel we’re used to hearing on the track, Mars busted out reggae. As a result, the song had less of an urgent and more of an island feel. It sounded similar to his song ‘Show Me,’ another catchy tune from ‘Unorthodox Jukebox.’

Mars, rocking a conductor-style cap, brown leather jacket and aviator shades, also performed his retro-style jam ‘Treasure.’ He even broke away from his guitar and mic stand to dance! The dude is smooth.

On Thursday night (Jan. 10), Mars performed ‘When I Was Your Man,’ a ballad, so it was smart of him to mix it up and get moving for his Friday night jaunt.

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Why Did Britney Spears + Jason Trawick Break Up?

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Even though there have been rumors that Britney Spears and Jason Trawick were on the rocks for a while, it was still a bit of a shocker to hear that they split. The pair seemed to genuinely care about one another a whole lot, and it bummed all of us out when they broke up. Now, more details around the ended engagement have surfaced, and it’s starting to make a little bit more sense.

TMZ reports that the pair had disagreements over starting a family of their own. Trawick reportedly adored Spears’ two sons by ex husband Kevin Federline, Sean Preston and Jayden James, but didn’t want to have kids of his own with the singer and erstwhile ‘X Factor‘ judge. That was a sticking point for Spears, who was eager to expand her brood.

Another issue? Trawick felt like being with Spears and her “empire” took away his own identity. Further, Spears and her camp were apparently uncomfortable with Trawick — an agent — taking on more clients.

Radar Online reports that Trawick is no longer Spears’ co-conservator, and that problems were brewing for a long time. “Britney doesn’t think Jason is any fun and resents him because he acts more like a second father than a romantic partner or equal. Britney and Jason have been sleeping in separate bedrooms for a very long time.”

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Rubin Singer Reveals Why Fashion Designers Love Beyonce

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You know Beyonce always seems so classy and humble even though she’s one of the biggest stars ever on the planet? It’s because she is.

There’s a reason Queen Bey is the queen — she treats everyone around her with respect and is super gracious all of the time. Fashion designer Rubin Singer recently revealed that Beyonce is his absolute favorite celeb to work with.

Singer dressed Bey for her Las Vegas New Year’s Eve engagements, and he couldn’t have been more impressed with her. He told Glamour that Bey and her sister, Solange, are “the only celebrities that always dry clean and send clothes back in a box, with a hand-written thank you note. They are true ladies.”

“When you do a fitting with her, she doesn’t keep you waiting half a day like some celebrities do,” Singer added. “When she’s there, she’s present and honest and grateful.” Love. That. Bey.

Not only does Beyonce respect designers’ time, she also repays them for the time they spend working with her. “She and I have had a working relationship now for about five years,” Singer said. “In that time, I’ve been invited to every concert she’s had in New York, she’s introduced me to people she thinks I should work with, she and her team are just incredibly generous people.”

Sounds like she’s setting a mighty fine example for Blue Ivy!

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Destiny’s Child to Join Beyonce Onstage at Super Bowl Halftime Performance

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Are you ready for this jelly?

Beyonce will be joined by Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland for her highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance. Destiny’s Child is back!

Us Weekly reports that Bey will begin the show solo, with Rowland and Williams joining about midway through. The legendary girl group will perform a medley of their biggest hits before launching into their new single, ‘Nuclear,’ off of their upcoming greatest hits compilation album. Afterward, Rowland and Williams will bow out, leaving Queen Bey to take over the rest of the show.

Beyonce announced that Destiny’s Child would release their  first new material in nine years earlier today (Jan. 10) on her website. The track will appear on ‘Love Songs,’ which will hit shelves on Jan. 29. Beyonce’s solo album is expected to land this spring. To quote the Queen herself, “I don’t think they can handle this!

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Taylor Swift Is Back in the Studio After Breaking Up With Harry Styles of One Direction

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And so it begins!

Taylor Swift revealed that she’s back in the studio, fresh off her split with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles.

Swift tweeted about it, the same way she tweeted cryptically post-breakup with Styles:

This is probably bad news for Styles, who is supposedly very sensitive and upset over the bust up. The couple’s whirlwind romance came to an end right around the time most of Swift’s relationships do: About the three month mark.

“They are both really busy and never in one place for long. Harry’s really upset about the split and is really sensitive about it,” pals said. “Loads of [Harry’s] friends told him to be careful and that it was never going to last, and he feels a little foolish now that it’s fallen apart so quickly.”

The pair broke up during a vacation in the British Virgin Isles — after which Styles consoled himself with Hermione Way, but ultimately nothing came of it. The couple reportedly had a huge fight, but no one knows over what … but we bet we will when the song comes out.

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