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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Frank Ocean on New Year’s Eve Weed Bust: ‘Hi Guys, I Smoke Pot. OK, Bye.’

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Frank Ocean was busted for having marijuana in his vehicle on New Year’s Eve, and to his credit, he’s not running from the charge. In fact, he’s owning up to his illegal drug use.

Though his lyrics can be deep and moving, Ocean tends to be a man of few words when it comes to interviews and social media. So his Twitter response to the bust was characteristically short and matter-of-fact:

The R&B singer was stopped on Dec. 31 in his black BMW in Mono County, California for going 90 MPH in a 65 zone. Officers searched the car when they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Though voters in some states have begun legalizing pot for personal use, the drug is still off-limits in California, so Ocean was cited for possession and for having tinted windows and an expired driver’s license.

ABC reports that Ocean was ticketed for speeding in the same area on Dec. 30 as well. Frank might want to just slow down to avoid any future run-ins with the law. He’s 25 and has an acclaimed album, six Grammy nominations, and the rest of his career ahead of him. He has all the time in the world!

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Azealia Banks Goes to War with Rap Newcomer Angel Haze on Twitter

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Azealia Banks is Twitter beefing again — this time against up-and-coming rapper Angel Haze. According to The Drop.fm, the bickering is over a tweet the ’212′ rapper made about Haze not being a native New Yorker.

“Seriously, if you were not born and raised in NY…. DON’T CLAIM NY. YOU ARE NOT A NEW YORKER,” wrote Banks. This prompted Haze, who is a Detroit native, to respond with several tweets threatening to physically hurt Banks, which, unceremoniously, have been deleted from her feed.

The cat fight on the social media network continued with each rapper taking shots at each other’s physical appearance, lyrical skills and who is the bigger lesbian.

Although Haze denies getting rid of her tweets, she did, however, drop a scathing diss song just hours after their Twitter feud. The Diplo-produced ‘On the Edge’ features Haze ripping into Banks. “B—- I got ammo on you / B—-, you don’t want war,” she warns.

Back on Twitter, Banks seems unfazed by Haze’s diss song. “YOU WANT THE P—- SOOOO BADDDDDD @ANGELHAZE LOLOL..this diss track is not even hot!!! lmfaooooooooooo !!!!!!” she tweeted.

In addition, Diplo has distanced himself from the fracas. “Diplo just calls me and tells me she wrote that track months ago and he had nothing to do with it,” Banks revealed on her feed.

Banks also added that she will drop a new song, ‘No Problems,’ today (Jan. 4) in response to Haze’s song. “Lol I def used that energy to write a fly new jam tho. It’s not even really a diss anymore! Haha !!!” she writes. “Just straight fly uptown NYC s—!!”

To be continued…

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Miley Cyrus Hits Up the Recording Studio With Meek Mill

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Miley Cyrus is exploring her hip-hop roots, yo!

The singer, whose punk rock pixie hair gets shorter and shorter, hit up the studio with rapper Meek Mill, who has a thing for divas, having contributed to Mariah Carey‘s “went nowhere” comeback single ‘Triumphamt.’

Cyrus tweeted that she was in the studio getting her record on with Mill, and she also gave a shout out the other producers she is working with.

Having collaborated with EDM artist Borgore on ‘Decisions,’ Cyrus is more determined than ever to shed that onetime, long-ago, good girl Disney image of hers – and no, she won’t throw tweet heat or shade at Taylor Swift in order to do it, even if an entertainment writer tried to make it seem so. Cyrus shut that nonsense down, quick.

With her short her, that all-leather, bondage-like ensemble she wore to the ‘VH1 Divas’ special, and the fact that she has teamed up with Mill, Cyrus continues to show us her edge.

She also celebrated her birthday last month by paying homage to rapper 2 Chainz and cavorting with, uh, exotic dancers. She goes right for the booty, in this shot!

We’re starting to forget that Cyrus ever played Hannah Montana.

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Instagram Changes Privacy Policy: Pink, B.o.B + More React

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What is Rihanna, a notorious Instagrammer who loves using the service to post topless photos, going to do? With the announcement that the photo company will be changing its privacy policy and now claims the right to be able to sell user photos without any notification or payment, celebs have taken to Twitter –- how ironic! — to announce that they will be canceling their accounts or abandoning them. 

It’s a double whammy for the celebs who have embraced digital cultural and share lots of intimate images with their fans due to social media as a way to connect and communicate. They obviously don’t want a corporation to profit from those photos they are sharing freely. 

It’s also a blow to fans, as well, who have come to enjoy and expect images of new tattoos, newborns, clothes, kisses and other intimate moments via the service. It’s certainly a bridge that connects artist to the fan. Or at least it was. 

Pink announced she is quitting the service and warned fans to read the rules, while B.o.B. threw shade about it on Twitter. 

One of Instagram’s selling points is its celeb users. If there is a mass exodus due to the privacy policy change, it could cause more Average Joe and Jane users to vacate, too. 

Here is a roundup of what pop stars are saying about Instagram’s new rules. Judging from their angry tweets, we’ll be seeing a lot less of ‘em.


what are we going to do about our instagram accounts?




So pretty much everyone’s gonna stop using Instagram now, huh? I know I am…


Interesting move, instagram.


Y’all know y’all still gon be on Instagram tryna flex! Lol


When is this new @instagram policy going to be in effect? Need to know when to cancel my account…


Instagram played themselves.All it would take is a small fee paid 4 photos used.That’d b incentive for most.Greed=ruin http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/


☝Hold up! : that’s me possibly breaking up with Instagram…

Demi Lovato Tweets Support to Miley Cyrus Over Lila’s Death

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The onetime Disney gals support each other through thick and thin. Losing a furry, four-legged loved one is incredibly hard. Any animal lover will tell you that much. So it’s no surprise that ‘X Factor’ judge and pop diva Demi Lovato tweeted a note of love and support for her pal Miley Cyrus, who mourned the loss of her beloved dog Lila.

Cyrus was so sad about Lila’s passing that she even tweeted about not having a reason to get out of bed. Cyrus is a notorious dog lover, often sharing photos of her latest rescue with her millions of Twitter followers. It’s clear she is a canine devotee and Lila’s passing has hit the singer/actress particularly hard.

The kind-hearted Lovato swooped in to offer her words of love and support to her friend, who is obviously hurting.

Lovato posted:

Everyone please send your love and prayers towards @MileyCyrus. She lost one of her beautiful babies.. RIP Lila.❤

Last year, Cyrus took to Twitter to defend Lovato, saying she would destroy anyone who bullied her pal and called her fat during a rant about the the unfair standards that society places on curvy women. It turned into a Twitter lovefest between the ladies. We’re glad to see that they still have each other’s backs.

One good tweet turn deserves another.

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Jenni Rivera Dead After Plane Crash: Artists React on Twitter

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The Latin pop community was rocked to its core over the weekend, when news that a plane transporting popular singer Jenni Rivera from a show in Monterrey, Mexico had gone missing early Sunday morning (Dec. 9). The wreckage was discovered later in the day and there were no survivors, meaning the beloved Rivera had perished in the crash.
There was an outpouring of love and support for Rivera, her fans, her family and those who died along with her on that plane, via Twitter in the wake of the news that the wreckage had been found.Jennifer Lopez shared her sadness for the singer’s family, while Pitbull tweeted about his love and respect for Rivera due to the fact that she was real and set a great example for others. Ricky Martin expressed his shock with a tweet, while Gloria Estefan shared her sympathy for all who died in the crash.
Alicia Keys also comforted a fan via Twitter, who shared the news that their favorite singer had died.
Clearly, this tragedy has touched many music fans. Rivera was universally loved for her talent and her character, and at least friends and fans can congregate via social media to share stories and to mourn her loss.
R.I.P., Jenni Rivera.

So sad!! Praying for Jenni Rivera’s children and family and the passengers families. Que dios los bendigan!! Descansen en paz…


I highly respected #JenniRivera 4 being a gr8 performer but more then tht being real & gr8 example 4 us all que dios la bendiga &may she RIP


Esto es triste. Un poco en shock. Mucha paz para su familia. RT @ElNuevoDia: Desaparece avión en q viajaba Jenni Rivera http://end.pr/U6TMch


I’m so sorry:-( “@babe4g: @aliciakeys Im a lil sad. 1of my favorite Mexican singers died in a plane crash..her name was Jenni Rivera! :-(


R.I.P. Jenni Rivera . Prayers and condolences to her friends, fans & family. #f—planes


Let’s pray for @jennirivera and for the ones that were on her plane. God please give her family strength during this moment.


Our deepest sympathy to the family & fans of @jennirivera & those that accompanied her on what was to be her last voyage. Rest in peace…


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Chris Brown Posts His First Tweet

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Chris Brown recently took his Twitter down after a harsh online feud with comedian Jenny Johnson, but now his account has been reactivated and features one solitary tweet (so far).

The short message simply reads “#CarpeDiem,” a hashtag promoting his current tour of the same name. The tweet was sent on Monday, Dec. 3, one day after reactivating the Twitter profile.

Droves of superfans at-replied the R&B star, welcoming him back to the Twitterverse. User @BeIsTheWay excitedly wrote, “OMG! YOU BACK ON THIS ACCOUNT AGAIN!! LOVE YOU CHRIS <3.” Meanwhile, in two separate tweets, @NiickkiMMinnajj posted, “LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT” and “YAAASSSSSS” to Brown.

It wasn’t exactly a virtual ticker-tape parade for the rapper, though. Some users like @thelindsayellis, used the comeback to give Brown a piece of their minds. “@chrisbrown Despite what someone might have told you, ‘diem’ doesn’t actually mean ‘a young woman’s neck,’” she wrote.

Although he’s keeping things mellow on Twitter, Breezy is still intriguing his fans and the media with eyebrow-raising photos on Instagram, mainly with snapshots of him and Rihanna. In December alone, Brown has put up 30 images, many of which show him partaking in plenty of smoky activities.

Brown wraps this leg of his Carpe Diem tour on Friday, Dec. 7 in Paris.

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One Direction Had a Twitter Fight With Piers Morgan + David Beckham Is to Blame

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Oh those Brits! So cute and so cheeky. One Direction‘s Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson got into a bit of a row — that’s a Brit slang word for “fight” — with talk show host Piers Morgan and it’s all soccer star David Beckham’s fault.

There was quite a bit of back and forth over Twitter with these British brats. Morgan apparently made fun of Beckham after Styles sent out a tweet. Tomlinson quickly jumped to the defense of Styles and Beckham — which makes us think New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, who is a member of 1DB, needs to worry about his “gig.”

Morgan was clearly having a little fun at the expense of 1D and Beckham, saying that boy band “types” stick together.

Styles summoned Simon Cowell, via tweet, saying that Morgan was being nasty, which lead to Niall Horan joking that all Morgan does is hang out on Twitter all day long. He even asked what else the gabber does, to which Morgan responded with the zinger of all zingers: He listens to the Wanted. Ouch! We could give game, set and match to Morgan with that one. It’s a shame that he had to go there and drag the Wanted boys into this heated war of tweets.

It’s also worth mentioning that in between exchanging barbs with 1D, Morgan tweeted that he was preparing for an interview with Israeli president Shimon Peres, who is dealing with real strife in his region of the world.

To go from 1D b—-slaps to a chat with the leader of Israel? Oh Piers, pick better battles!

Enjoy the comedy here. And trust us. It is comedy.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Faces Death Threats From Directioners After AMA Victory

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This year’s American Music Awards may have set an all-time ratings low for the 40-year institution, but some fans were still heavily invested in who won and lost — as Carly Rae Jepsen discovered after beating out One Direction for New Artist of the Year.

As Zimbio reports, Jepsen’s victory provoked an immediate outburst of the sort of melodramatic insanity that will be immediately, sadly familiar to anyone who’s ever lived with a teenager. The article quotes a trio of progressively more caps-infested tweets from rabid One Direction fans, starting with “carly rae jepsen more like carly rae kill yourself,” moving along to “CARLY RAE JEPSEN I’LL KILL YOU MAYBE,” and concluding with the epic social media tantrum, “IM SCREAMING SO LOUD WHO VOTED FOR CARLY RAE JEPSEN I WILL KILL YR FIRSTBORN.”

While these are clearly the words of people who need to enter internet detox while sorting out their personal priorities, they’re also nothing new — pop stars have always provoked passionate responses from their young fans, and now that free outlets like Twitter have made it so much easier to vent one’s frustration or excitement with the world, these regrettable moments are preserved in public rather than remaining trapped in the furiously scribbled pages of one’s diary.

Carly Rae isn’t the only one who’s felt the wrath from Directioners recently. Taylor Swift was also targeted by fans of the boy band after news broke that she and Harry Styles might be a romantic item.

Anyway, with all that being said, we’re sure Carly doesn’t actually need to worry about protecting herself from hysterical One Direction fans. Coming up with another ‘Call Me Maybe’-sized hit, on the other hand? That could be a problem.

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Christina Aguilera’s AMA Wardrobe Sparks Twitter Frenzy About Her Weight

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Christina Aguilera has been the victim of attacks on her weight ever since she gained a few pounds. Now mind you, the girl looks healthy, and there should be no reason why people should have anything to say regarding it.

But leave it to the haters to take to Twitter after Aguilera’s appearance at the 2012 American Music Awards this past Sunday night.

Rocking a curvy figure and short blonde bob on the red carpet, and sporting a leotard and long locks during her performance, the singer looked perfectly pretty. However, some are saying otherwise, and are yet again attacking Aguilera for her weight.

Here are a few tweets from some of the unhappy strangers:

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