By George Loomis
Wasn’t Tuesday night’s “Glee” kind of a tearjerker? The show’s regular pep was replaced this week by moving renditions of classic Burt Bacharach and Barbara Streisand tunes, and Adam Anders, the hit show’s busy music producer, couldn’t be happier about it (even though you were reaching for Kleenex).
“One of the most amazing moments in this episode is the duet between Matthew Morrison and Kristin Chenoweth, a mash-up between Burt Bacharach and [sung by] Barbra Streisand [of the 1971 Bacharach/ Hal David medley, ‘One Less Bell to Answer’/ ‘A House Is Not a Home’],” Adam told MTV News at his recording studio in Hollywood. “It was shot as one scene that never breaks. It’s stunning. I was blown away when I saw it and had chills and tears.”
By George Loomis
Sparks will fly among “iCarly” fans everywhere when they pick up a copy of Miranda Cosgrove’s debut album, which just came out yesterday! Just don’t expect more of the same Miranda, because this time around the “Despicable Me” star — who co-wrote several of the songs — got personal in a way she hasn’t before. Sparks Fly is a follow-up to Miranda’s five-song EP About You Now, but only now is she finding her musical style.
“Pretty much all of the songs are pop-rock,” Miranda told MTV News of her sound. “I got to co-write on a lot of the songs. I was trying to find my musical style. I’ve been playing guitar since I was little.”
By George Loomis
Miley Cyrus is ready to hit radio once again with her new track, “Can’t Be Tamed,” so if you’re planning a listening party in the U.S.A., mark your calendars for THIS Friday, April 30! The world premiere for Miley’s new single — off the album of the same name — will occur on MySpace Music at 12pm EST/9am PST that day.
What’s the story behind “Can’t Be Tamed,” you wonder? The song is intended as an ode to staying true to oneself in a relationship and not changing for another person. Fans worldwide are bound to appreciate that Miley hasn’t changed, but that doesn’t mean her sound hasn’t.
By Dana Kasser
So now that we have all felt Madonna’s power, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy plans to hit us baby one more time — but with a different blonde headed pop-star in mind. After solely dedicating an episode of “Glee” to perhaps the biggest pop-diva on the planet, the show plans to pay homage to the original teen-idol herself, Britney Spears.
“I’m interested in the Britney Spears idea. I’ve always loved her,” Ryan told EW.com, “I’m entertaining it. I think young kids would like that.” Ryan’s comments came to surface following Britney’s manager, Adam Leber’s, mention about the idea via Twitter and lets not forget about Hollywood Crush’s wise words and Photoshop skills for that matter…
Last month, Jessalyn Gilsig (a.k.a. Mr. Shuester's pregnancy-faking estranged wife, Terri), told Hollywood Crush that she would be getting her very own musical number on "Glee." At the time, she kept mum on what song she would be singing, but like most celebrities, we've managed to wear her down!
At the spring premiere of "Glee" on April 12 in L.A., Jessalyn confirmed, "It's a Beck song," adding, "Isn't that cool? It's a little departure for the show and in a very unexpected location, and with a very unexpected grouping of cast members."
Julianne Hough had the incredible chance to film the movie "Burlesque" alongside pop culture icon, Cher, and pop diva, Christina Aguilera. And, admittedly, she says, she almost forgot that the two women she was working with are really, really, really famous.
"It was phenomenal! Cher is unbelievable! It's crazy though cause you get to know people on set and you just kind of forget who they really are," Julianne told MTV News about her very famous co-stars. "It's pretty unbelievable and the movie's going to be great. I'm really excited for it."
FROM SPLASH PAGE: From Lady Gaga to Kristen Stewart, Bluewater Productions' new line of "Fame" biography comics has put the spotlight on a host of pop-culture celebrities — and now we have your first look at a new cover for their latest subject: award-winning musician Taylor Swift.
Hitting comic book shops in July, "Fame: Taylor Swift" promises to chronicle the musician's "rise from young singer/songwriter to mega-selling recording artist." The 32-page comic is written by CW Cooke and PR McCormack, and features interior art by Erick Adrian Marquez and covers by Marquez and JuanMar Studios.
To see the full cover, continue reading "EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift 'Fame' Comic Book Gets A New Cover!" at SplashPage.MTV.com.
Need some music to strut, shop, or (if you're Samantha Jones) shag by? Well, here you go! The "Sex and the City 2" official movie soundtrack has finally been announced (it will be for sale May 25), and HOLYOMG, it's everything we'd hoped for and more. Rump-shaking girl jams by Erykah Badu and Leona Lewis? Check! Brand new music from "SATC" veteran Jennifer Hudson? Check! An all-male choir singing classic love-song standards? Check! And... Liza Minelli doing a jazzed-up cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies"?
...No, seriously. CHECK! (Now please, please just let there be a photo somewhere of Liza wearing Beyonce's robot glove.)
The soundtrack, like the movie, looks to be equal parts sentimental and sexy — and it's pretty much a start-to-finish showcase of top female talent, with the exception of a final track by Aaron Zigman that, per the movie's desert setting, is hilariously titled "Divas and Dunes."
By George Loomis
Still humming Madonna tunes after last night’s “Power of Madonna” episode? Keep it up, Gleeks. You’re not the only one, which is exactly why reports of a sequel have already arrived!
Entertainment Weekly confirms that “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has spoken with Madonna’s camp — regarding the show’s next Madge-based episode — and a follow-up is already in the works.
By Tina Warren
We’ve seen Joe making waves with Demi and we’ve heard Nick with his administration, but we’re missing the third Jonas Brothers' solo talents. Kevin appears to be the only JoBro who is yet to step out on his own. So should we be expecting something from him soon?
At the annual charity event Family Day, MTV News talked with Joe, Kevin and Nick about their plans. When asked about a solo venture, Kevin seemed indifferent about the idea, telling us, “I don’t know about that. Possibly,” also adding that, “…It would be cool.” Still, don't despair Jonas fans: while we may not be seeing Kevin solo anytime soon, we’ll definitely be seeing the boys together again.