Justin Bieber Tweets About Justin Timberlake’s New Music

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On Thursday (Jan. 10), Justin Timberlake teased the world about his plans to release new music in the following days, and now Justin Bieber is chiming in on the conversation.

Following JT’s buzzworthy announcement, the 18-year-old singer replied-all in a tweet that revealed: “@jtimberlake @Timbaland i have heard some stuff. u got a good reason to be ready.#greatmusic.”


The world has been waiting years to hear new music from Timberlake, whose last album, ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds,’ was released in 2006. The singer posted a minute-long video yesterday, teasing that he’s set to come out of hiatus. “To whom it may concern…I think I’M READY! #JT2013,” he wrote.

Bieber has long been compared to the former ‘NSYNC star, and even paid homage to the thrilled 31-year-old by covering his hit song ‘Cry Me a River’ on his Believe tour. There are many reasons why the Canadian sensation admires JT, as he explained to MTV News last year.

“He was young, and he did it and he was really amazing and had such amazing music,” Bieber said when asked about Timberlake’s influence on his sound. “I can’t say I would be upset when someone compares me to him — I just feel like my music is going a completely different route. But definitely, hat goes off to him.”

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Demi Lovato’s Current Home Is a Sober Living Facility

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Demi Lovato has gone through some major ups and downs, but while her career is soaring, she’s still focusing on her sobriety. In fact, the singer even resides in a sober living facility.

According to TMZ, the ‘X Factor‘ judge has been living in a Los Angeles area recovery home for over a year. Different facilities have varying rules in place, but sober housing usually offers a supervised living environment that enforces structure, accountability and responsibility.

The news comes after the recent rumor that Lovato is back in rehab. The 20-year-old was fingered as the subject of a blind item from Blind Gossip, which said that the reason behind the celeb’s Twitter hiatus was her return to treatment.

In 2010, the ‘Give Your Heart a Break’ singer admitted that she suffered from bipolar disorder and went to rehab for issues with anorexia, bulimia and cutting. A source tells TMZ that Lovato moved into the sober living facility shortly after her inpatient rehab stint, despite owning a home in L.A.

While on hiatus from ‘X Factor,’ Lovato is refocusing on her music career, and is getting ready to release a new single soon. She also just won a 2013 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Celebrity Judge, beating out ‘The Voice’s’ Adam Levine, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez.

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Nicki Minaj + Mariah Carey Make Up… By Watching Minaj’s Sex Tape

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Sometimes your enemies become your friends, and in Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey‘s case, sometimes that happens by watching a sex tape together.

During a press conference for ‘American Idol‘ with Minaj and Carey, the ‘Starships’ rapper claimed that she and the R&B diva have declared a truce. According to The Sun, when asked how the two judges made up, Minaj said: “I put on my sex tape.” Carey then said: “Time heals all wounds.” Minaj quickly added, “And we watched my tape … We’re professionals.”

Minaj also added that Carey is one of her “favorite artists of all time.” She continued, “She’s really shaped a generation of singers. To be on a panel with her, it’s kind of crazy.”

Let bygones be bygones! Last October, a video from the auditions taping surfaced, showing Minaj yelling at Carey and threatening to “knock out” the singer. However, the stars claim everything is A-OK between them now.

It has yet to be determined when the casual sex tape viewing went down. Just as recently as earlier this week, Carey said she had to hire extra security on set because her altercations with Minaj made her feel “unsafe.”

“Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, that’s just not appropriate. Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not gonna take any chances, so yeah I did hire more security,” she said. The two-part season premiere of ‘American Idol’ will air on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17 on FOX at 8PM ET.

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Britney Spears Is Quitting ‘X Factor’

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Well, it’s (almost) official. Britney Spears will not be returning to the ‘X Factor,’ but she wasn’t fired. The 31-year-old star has quit.

Although early reports claimed that Simon Cowell was leading the charge to get Spears canned, the pop star actually left the show out of her own volition. The singer is focusing on her music career, with plans to release an eighth studio album and launch a supporting tour. A TMZ source said, “Britney loves Simon, she likes Demi Lovato but her thing is music.”

Us Weekly also has two sources confirming that the femme fatale has left the show, however, she may have walked away before getting the impending axe. In December, an insider told the magazine, “Britney will get the boot. Producers wanted her for the long haul, but it isn’t working.”

Spears was paid a whopping $15 million for the single season, but another source says she didn’t earn her paycheck. “They paid all that for her to say ‘amazing’ and offer half-claps,” the source said. Brit-Brit didn’t exactly fall flat on the show, though. She coached 13-year-old contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar to a second place victory.

In addition to her music career, Spears has her eyes set on the small screen. The star, who has already amassed a list of on-screen credits, is reportedly looking for a recurring role on a TV sitcom this year.

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Willow Samples Radiohead on New Track ‘Sugar and Spice’

Willow Smith has released a new track called ‘Sugar and Spice’ in which she samples Radiohead’s ‘Codex,’ and steps further away from the days of whipping her hair back and forth.

The melodramatic piano-driven song was released on Jan. 8 via Willow’s Soundcloud profile. The singer goes by the name Arbre Mort (French for “dead tree”) on the platform. The tune showcases Willow’s ethereal vocals, as she sings about her general malaise:

I tried to be sugar and spice, but I’m melancholy and can’t do anything right / The monsters under my bed keep making noise at night, I just want silence.”

Talk about a 180! We still believe Willow is a 21st century girl, but she’s tapping into a whole new creative side that, yet again, proves she’s wise beyond her 12 years. Just six months ago, she was all about sending a message to her haters, but now Willow is going introspective.

The pensive ballad, aided by the dreamy sounds of Radiohead’s ‘King of Limbs’ track, follows Willow’s reflective ‘I Am Me,’ which was released last summer. Last year, the pre-teen star explained that she has a soft spot for slower tunes, “because when you sing ballads, people can see more of your voice and I like that.”

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Beyonce + Kelly Clarkson to Perform at President Obama’s Second Inauguration

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Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson are both heading to Washington, D.C. this month as featured performers at President Obama’s second inauguration.

According to USA Today, Beyonce will sing the national anthem at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, and Clarkson will sing ‘My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.’ James Taylor is also on the bill, scheduled to perform a rendition of ‘America the Beautiful.’

Obama officially take the oath of office at the White House on Jan. 20, as mandated by the Constitution, but the repeat swearing-in ceremony, inaugural parade, inaugural balls and star-studded performances will take place on Monday, Jan. 21. The president will also deliver his second inaugural address.

Although A-listers like Beyonce and Clarkson are set to appear at the inauguration, experts say that the events will be more low key this year, given the state of the economy. An estimated 1.8 million people attended the 2009 ceremony, but officials expect just over 1 million this time around.

“Second term inaugurals can be more difficult since they lack the newness or excitement of a first-term new beginning,” Republican operative Brad Dayspring said. “That is especially the case this year with President Obama, who lacks the excitement of 2008 and still presides over a lackluster economy and unconfident country.”

Kelly tweeted about the upcoming ceremony, below:

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Forget ‘X Factor’: Britney Spears Wants a Recurring Role on a Sitcom

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Although her ‘X Factor‘ days are numbered, Britney Spears isn’t letting the potential pink slip affect her career. The pop star is reportedly looking onward and upward at the possibility of starring in a TV sitcom.

According to RadarOnline, a source says that the singer and her team are looking at scripts for recurring roles. “Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph, is reading television scripts that the singer could accept,” the insider says. “Britney’s dad, Jamie feels that having his daughter on a sitcom would be a good fit for her. Britney needs to be kept busy, and a structured environment such as a television sitcom would be a natural fit for her.”

Spears is no stranger to the small screen. The 31-year-old got her start on the ’90s revival of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’; starred in her own reality series, ‘Britney and Kevin: Chaotic;’ and has since made guest appearances on ‘Glee‘ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.’

In addition to the potential TV role, Spears is also keeping busy by working on her next full-length album. In a recent Twitter chat, the singer told fans that she’s “collaborating with some new inspiring producers” on the follow-up to ‘Femme Fatale,’ adding that she’s “working hard.”

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Forget ‘X Factor’: Britney Spears Wants a Recurring Role on a Sitcom

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Although her ‘X Factor‘ days are numbered, Britney Spears isn’t letting the potential pink slip affect her career. The pop star is reportedly looking onward and upward at the possibility of starring in a TV sitcom.

According to RadarOnline, a source says that the singer and her team are looking at scripts for recurring roles. “Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph, is reading television scripts that the singer could accept,” the insider says. “Britney’s dad, Jamie feels that having his daughter on a sitcom would be a good fit for her. Britney needs to be kept busy, and a structured environment such as a television sitcom would be a natural fit for her.”

Spears is no stranger to the small screen. The 31-year-old got her start on the ’90s revival of ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’; starred in her own reality series, ‘Britney and Kevin: Chaotic;’ and has since made guest appearances on ‘Glee‘ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.’

In addition to the potential TV role, Spears is also keeping busy by working on her next full-length album. In a recent Twitter chat, the singer told fans that she’s “collaborating with some new inspiring producers” on the follow-up to ‘Femme Fatale,’ adding that she’s “working hard.”

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Kanye West + Kim Kardashian Bought $11 Million Home

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian haven’t tied the knot yet, but with a baby on the way, the two stars are making it official — via real estate that is. The couple have reportedly purchased an $11 million home in Bel-Air, Calif.

According to TMZ, Ye and Kim K have plunked down serious cash for a 10,000-square-foot mansion in the posh gated community. A source says the A-listers have owned the palatial house for weeks, and are currently renovating and reconstructing it into a 14,000-square-foot Italian-style villa. Their new neighbors include Jennifer Aniston, Chris Paul and Joe Francis.

Naturally, the not-so-humble abode will include a gym, a movie theater, a bowling alley, a basketball court, and an indoor and outdoor pool. Of course, a full service hair and makeup salon will be on the premises, too. We can only imagine what Baby Kimye’s nursery is going to look like.

Although she’s just 12 weeks into her pregnancy, Kardashian stands to make a cool paycheck from the birth of her first child, which will help to decorate her new home. “The first images of Kim’s baby could sell for as much as $3 million,” an editor-in-chief of a weekly tells the Huffington Post. “But just like she did on her wedding, Kim will be able to make money from TV specials, gifts, baby showers and baby parties.” Cha-ching!

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Justin Bieber Meets With Leukemia Patient Before Concert

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Justin Bieber‘s personal life might be up in smoke, but the pop singer is still making time to give back. Over the weekend, the 18-year-old took time to visit 7-year-old Millie Flamm, a young girl who has been battling leukemia for three years.

According to ABC4.com, the meeting took place at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, before his Utah tour stop. The two became fast friends, and posed for photos together, which the Biebs tweeted with captions like, “Look at this bundle of joy.. Love her.” In addition to the treasured time with the star, Millie was also serenaded by the ‘Beauty and a Beat’ singer.

Bieber found out about Millie through an online campaign that got the singer’s attention. “A friend posted a picture on Facebook and it’s been shared thousands of times,” Brady Flamm said. “I’ve had so many people calling offer to help.”

The star couldn’t stay all night, though. He had a scheduled concert date at Energy Solutions Arena. Unfortunately, Millie could not attend the show, because she was too sick. Perhaps in light of his recent pot-smoking controversy and possibly reinvigorated by his connection with the young girl, Bieber tweeted before the concert: “Back home on stage today. Focused.”

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Beyonce + Jay-Z Rent $1 Million Nursery at Barclays Center for Blue Ivy

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When it comes to Jay-Z and Beyonce‘s baby Blue Ivy, it’s clear that money is no object. The couple reportedly rents a swank nursery at Barclays Center for a cool $1 million per year.

According to Us Weekly, the luxurious lower-level accommodations are outfitted with plenty of goodies for the baby girl. “Jay rents a luxurious basement suite for $1 million a year,” the source says. “It has an area for Blue filled with toys.”

Of course, Blue Ivy doesn’t get to have all the fun. The magazine also reports that the rapper has his own VIP space, which is the most expensive of 11 boxes for rent. Just to give you an idea, the average space goes for $550,000. “It’s all glass with a champagne bar and TV screen,” says the source. “Jay lets friends use his digs when he’s not there.”

Blue Ivy has experienced much of the luxe life, and there’s no doubt that her parents will throw her the party of the year since she turned 1 today (Monday, Jan. 7). A word to invited guests, don’t even think about getting her a pair of kicks. The tiny tot allegedly already has a pair of Swarovski-encrusted sneakers specially designed by Ruthie Davis.

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