Who would ever have the gall to turn down a record deal proffered by star-maker Simon Cowell? Well, according to internet rumors, "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, that's who. A story today in the British newspaper The Sun claims Rob turned down an offer from the former "American Idol" judge saying, "I play according to my mood, and sometimes that can come across as very depressing in music. He is a clever guy and he created artists that he knows the public will like, that's why I don't think he could ever launch my music career." However, when MTV News reached out to Robert's management for comment, we were told there was no truth to this story. It's just "another headline generated by the internet," his manager wrote in an email.
It's not surprising rumors of a record deal would follow Robert. After all, he did score two songs in the first "Twilight" movie, "Never Think" and "Let Me Sign," and played a fledgling band boy in "How to Be." However, the actor has always been a bit evasive about a potential music career, telling the L.A. Times in 2008, "Music is my backup plan if acting fails. I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket." With the success of "The Twilight Saga" and upcoming turns in "Water for Elephants" and "Bel Ami," it doesn't look like Rob will have to sing for alms any time soon.
Do you hope Robert will one day pursue a music career?
If your favorite part of the new "Karate Kid" was Justin Bieber's ballad "Never Say Never," then the title of his upcoming 3-D flick is going to leave you singing... Cause it's the same thing! After sending fans on a two-day internet scavenger hunt, piecing parts of the one-sheet together, Justin revealed the full movie poster at midnight via USA Today.
Justin looks pensive and philosophical in a profile shot, wearing his classic letterman jacket (this time with a few rhinestones) and his hair casually swept to the side. A tagline instructs fans to, "B a part of it." Somehow, we don't think an invitation is necessary.
Who wants to bet his first single will be called "Vampire Sweetheart"? After months of speculation, E! Online has confirmed that Joe Jonas will be following in the footsteps of younger bro Nick, as he plans to release a solo album sometime in 2011. Who would have thought the singer had any time to pen tunes with all that Ashley Greene lovin' going on?
E! Online spoke to a source at Hollywood Records who said Joe is working with "various writers and producers on music," adding, he "wants a more dangerous sound," much like a "sexier, Justin Timberlake" vibe.
In fact, it sounds like Joe will be changing his look to match his new sound, eschewing the band's dapper suit-and-tie ensembles for a rougher T-shirt and leather jacket look.
Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with staff members. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.
New York City's Lower East Side got a special treat Sunday when Rihanna filmed her new music video for "What's My Name?" We're not quite sure what look she was going for with her nude tights, colorful short-shorts, black corset and zebra-striped jacket, but she's definitely decided on her bright red hair and is sticking with it.
We saw the new look for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month, and it divided fans. Some of you loved it, and others memorably compared it to the Mozilla Firefox logo. Maybe she is just keeping it around for her music video, but we have a feeling this is the look Rihanna is going to be wearing for a while.
Click on the photo above to see the full, head-to-toe look and who else MTV Spotted!, including Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino showing off his "situation" at a Men's Fitness photoshoot and Lindsay Lohan at the Ana de Costa jewelry show.
by Kristen Shalbinski
Whose tunes will be filling the Top 40 during the coming year? If Billboard is right, it'll be a bunch of pretty young things. The magazine just released their "21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Minors," list, and it's a mishmash of radio staples (Sean Kingston), fresh faces (Willow Smith) and a few we've never even heard of (Never Shout Never).
Country sweetheart Taylor Swift, 20, took the top spot on the list, with 16-year-old Justin Bieber hot on her heels at No. 2. With Bieber Fever sweeping the nation, we're a bit surprised JBiebs didn't claim No. 1. Though, we guess it's good to leave a little room for growth, right? Keep reading after the jump to see whose ranking surprised us the most!
What's better than one of our favorite artists rocking a stellar new song? How about TWO of our favorite artists rocking a stellar new song? For her just-released album A Year Without Rain, Selena Gomez went to great lengths to get Katy Perry's song "Rock God" on her latest EP.
"Katy Perry gave me a song called 'Rock God.' It's one of my favorite songs ever," Selena told MTV News of the tune, which also features Katy's backup vocals. "I actually had to fight for that song. I wanted it so bad. It's kind of funky, and I think I used her style and we kind of mixed it up with the producers that I worked with with my style, so we made it a little bit more techno."
Selena fans! Today is the day! No, Selena Gomez is not finally accepting a date with "Jersey Shore"'s Vinny. No, the 18-year-old's brand new album, A Year Without Rain, drops today, and when we caught up recently with the singer, she dished all the deets on her sophomore recording.
"[I named the album after my single] because it's the name of the first song I recorded to put on the record. I feel like that song has a lot of meaning, and it also kind of was the start of what I wanted to base all the other songs around," she told MTV News. "I mean, even down from putting the track listing and numbering it, I wanted to make sure I envisioned [fans] putting it in their car or putting it on their iPod and how I wanted them to listen to the record."
In addition to "Glee" returning tomorrow, there's another big release due Tuesday: Selena Gomez's new album, A Year Without Rain. And, as it is with most industries, there's no better person to give their impression of your work than one of your peers.
Fortunately for Selena, that person is her good friend Taylor Swift, who also has a new album, Speak Now, set for release in October. Taylor has already picked out her favorites from Selena's tracks, preferring "Rock God" and "Ghost of You" to the already-released track "Round & Round."
There's really nothing Lady Gaga can't do, right? Carry handcuffs through airport security? Check! Don meat like it's classic couture? Check! Win a bajillion VMAs? Check! Now Lady G can mark one more accomplishment off of her to-do list: create a perfume line. According to Women's Wear Daily, the singer has inked a deal with Coty Inc. to release fragrances under her name. The first Lady Gaga perfume is expected to hit store shelves in spring 2012.
With Gaga's busy schedule, recording her new album, Born This Way, and hatching her usual Lady Gaga shenanigans, she might have a hard time penciling in perfume brainstorming. Which is where Hollywood Crush comes in! Though we have yet to be asked to pitch in, we're the proactive sort and have already thought of a few signature scents we think are million dollar ideas. Check them out and tell us if you agree!
Music is as integral to " The Vampire Diaries" as Damon's quippy dialogue. So when we found out that The CW was releasing an album of music from the show, we were pretty psyched.
"The Vampire Diaries" soundtrack doesn't come out until Oct. 12, but since we are a bunch of lucky ducks here at Hollywood Crush, we got an early listen. How do the tracks fit into the Mystic Falls universe? And how does the music stack up to the soundtrack of another teen vampire franchise?