Pop star Lance Bass is planning to see in 2015 as a married man after booking a Christmas (14) wedding, according to a U.S. report. The former 'N Sync star has been engaged to his partner Michael Turchin since last year (14) and recent reports suggested they would be tying the knot in January (15) after Bass proposed for a second time in August (14).
However, the New York Post's Page Six gossip column reports the singer-turned-media personality has booked the wedding for 20 December (14) in Los Angeles.
The wedding is to be filmed for a special on America's E! network.
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Rapper Nicki Minaj is to host the MTV Europe Music Awards for the ceremony's 20th anniversary this year (14).
The Super Bass hitmaker announced the news in a post on her Instagram.com page, revealing she will be hosting and performing at the event in Glasgow, Scotland on 9 November (14). She writes, "So excited to announce that I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of hosting this year's MTV European Music Awards (sic)!!!!!!! Aaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! (sic) The show will shoot in Glasgow, Scotland for its 20th Anniversary on November 9th!!!!"
Minaj accompanied the message with a promotional picture showing her sitting on a throne, wearing a crown and clutching an EMA award.
The rapper is up for a number of prizes at show including best Female and Best Hip-Hop. Katy Perry leads the charge with seven nominations, while Ariana Grande is a close second with six.
Former 'N Sync star Lance Bass has marked the first anniversary of his engagement to fiance Michael Turchin by asking his beau to marry him again.
Bass, 35, presented his partner with a new gold and black ring in honour of the happy occasion on Sunday (31Aug14) - and then posted a photo of Turchin wearing his new jewelry online.
Turchin wrote, "Who gets proposed to a second time on the first anniversary of the first proposal?? This guy!!!"
The couple plans to wed in early 2015.
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You probably had your share of reactions to the 2014 Video Music Awards, ranging from entertained and ecstatic to snide and sarcastic. But logical dictates that Twitter has you beat in the snark department. Of course, not all of the social media world's reactions were riddled with irony. Check out everything Twitter had to say about the VMAs' list of winners.
Why does Lorde sound like the girl with the nose spray from Neds Declassified school survival guide
— Danielle Russo (@Daniellerussoxo) August 25, 2014
its so crazy how katy still out here winning awards when i dont know a single katy perry fanatic
— gr*ce (@teenbloggr) August 25, 2014
Like it or not, Taylor Swift's dancing is what we all look like when we're home alone haha
— Mac Faoro (@macfaoro) August 25, 2014
Drake isn't at the VMAs because he's still sitting in that chair pic.twitter.com/O6ypjlKhyX
— Chuck Bass⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@lostsvxl) August 25, 2014
Last year she twerked on Robin Thicke and this year she accepted a Moonman on behalf of a homeless youth foundation. Miley Cyrus y'all.
— ayah (@cyruscake) August 25, 2014
Ummmmm of course Beyoncé killed it she is Beyoncé she had to there is no other way for Beyoncé to do things she doesn't know how to not
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 25, 2014
@edsheeran you are such a genuine legend, So good to see ya, and congratulations x
— Ashton Irwin (@Ashton5SOS) August 25, 2014
I WAS ABOUT TO SAY I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD BUT THIS HAS SERIOUSLY TOPPED IT OFF @ArianaGrande pic.twitter.com/j1CjMDI0xZ
— Emi (@MistyAriana) August 25, 2014
Some musicians from Down Under have made a real mark on the United States this summer. While on tour with One Direction, pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer, otherwise known as “5SOS” (five-sauce), includes members Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin. Getting their start on YouTube, this group has quickly gained fame as the singers of this years hit “She Looks So Perfect."
Although they’re known as the typical boyband-that-has-an-insane-amount-of-passionate-female-followers, these guys also appeal to the male audience. Their songs are catchy AND they play their own instruments. That’s something you don’t see all the time with other famous boybands nowadays. If you just haven’t been able to jump on the 5SOS bandwagon, then maybe this will help convert you:
Ladies and gents, we introduce to you, 5 Seconds of Summer:
They have superb taste in music…
… and fashion…
… and especially dance moves.
When Calum smiles, the whole world melts.
When Ashton smiles? Angels casually rejoice.
Has their beauty overwhelmed your body yet?
Luke has a mysterious side.
Then he gets all giddy and we just want to squeeze him.
They’re tough when they need to be.
There's nothing like a good lip bite.
Are you in love yet?
Michael’s inability to make a finger heart is adorable yet heartbreaking.
So Calum and Luke help him because that’s what boybands do. Teamwork!
Their bromance is a glorious one.
They know how to work a crowd.
Like… they really, really know how to work a crowd.
So have we convinced you that being a 5SOS fan is a right of life? Yes? Then our mission is complete and it’s time to celebrate.
Now go see these four in concert and I promise you wont regret it. Farewell Aussies, we’ll see you boys in our dreams.
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Actor Michael Cera unexpectedly released his first full-length album on Tuesday night (12Aug14).
The Juno star surprised fans with his unannounced debut, titled True That, by posting it on music streaming site BandCamp.com. The record is a mix of cover songs, original pieces and short instrumentals, with track titles such as 2048, Gershey's Kiss and Sexy Danger.
Cera's friend and Superbad co-star Jonah Hill took to his Twitter.com account to promote his pal's new project, and wrote, "My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music. Check it out."
true that by Michael Cera
This isn't Cera's first foray into music - he has provided instrumentals and background vocals for songs on the soundtracks to his films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and even served as the touring bass player for indie rock band Mister Heavenly.
Ted Nugent has attacked Idaho casino bosses who have axed his upcoming show at the Worley venue over his outspoken views. Coeur d’Alene Casino owners cited the rocker's "history of racist and hate-filled remarks" when they pulled his upcoming date (04Aug14), and now Nugent is firing back, claiming he has become a victim of America's liberals over his anti-Barack Obama and pro-hunting beliefs.
He tells Radio.com, "They literally have an army assigned to destroy Ted Nugent. To call me a racist is a clear act of desperation. Because everybody knows I’m not a racist!
"My bass player Johnny Gunnel happens to be a black guy. My bass player Marco Mendoza was born in Mexico! Are you kidding me? I pay tribute to Martin Luther King in my songs, I’ve always said my music is a direct result of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, and all the black musical heroes of my life."
Further attacking what he calls the "sick, stoned, hygiene-challenged (director) Michael Moore fans", the Cat Scratch Fever rocker adds, "They call in and complain that I’m a racist, they claim I’m a paedophile, that I dodged the draft. They call all the promoters, they call all the venues, they call all my sponsors, every day. Meanwhile, what am I doing? I’m going to rock my a** off tonight. And tomorrow night. And the next night."
Nugent is currently touring to promote his new album Shutup & Jam!
Pop star Demi Lovato stunned the audience at a prizegiving in New York City on Monday (23Jun13) by revealing her late grandfather was gay.
The Skyscraper hitmaker was among the celebrity presenters at Logo TV's Trailblazers ceremony, which honours those who have championed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, and took to the stand to announce hit show Orange Is the New Black as the winner of one of the night's awards. Lovato then shared her own experiences with the LGBT community, explaining how her own grandfather had 'come out' in the 1960s.
She told the crowd, "I've never spoken about this before, but my grandfather was a trailblazer himself. He was brave enough to come out in the 1960s, and I feel that a lot of my spirit has come from him. He passed away a few years later and I only wish he could have been able to see all the progress that has been made. "It's such an honour to be welcomed and embraced by the LGBT community, so thank you very much."
Others honoured at the event included U.S. basketball's first openly gay player Jason Collins, who was presented an award from pop star Lance Bass, and Ugandan gay rights activist John Abdallah Wambere, who received his prize from rocker Michael Stipe.
Lady Gaga is parting ways with her red Rolls-Royce Corniche III convertible to benefit the MusiCares charity. The luxury vehicle, in which she travelled to Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum for an event in September, 2012, is to be auctioned off at the upcoming Julien's Auctions Music Icons, Legends and Rebels sale in New York.
The car is expected to fetch between $30,000 (GBP19,000) and $50,000 (GBP31,250) when it goes under the hammer on 17 May (14) at the Hard Rock Cafe auction, where one of Gaga's Philip Treacy hats and a stage worn headpiece are also among the lots.
The auction highlights also include George Harrison's 1962 Rickenbacker guitar, a Paul McCartney-used Hofner Bass guitar, Elvis Presley's onstage jumpsuit, U2's With Or Without You MTV Award and Michael Jackson's handwritten lyrics to Billie Jean.
Former 'N Sync star Lance Bass will be inviting fans to celebrate with him as he ties the knot with fiance Michael Turchin as part of a televised special. The singer-turned-TV and radio personality and his actor/model beau have yet to set a date for their nuptials, but Bass has revealed that they will get married before the end of the year (14).
He tells website GayStarNews.com, "We're filming it for an (U.S. network) E! wedding special. It will probably air around Valentine's Day (14Feb15), so it has to be before Valentine's Day I know that." Bass admits that he is eager to watch his big day on TV, because when he was growing up as a closeted gay man in conservative Mississippi, he never imagined same sex marriages would exist, let alone be played out on TV.
He explains, "Growing up in the South, all you think about is family and who you were going to marry. At that time, of course, I was kidding myself that I was going to marry a girl and I always dreamed of that wedding and starting a family. Never in my lifetime did I think that I'd be able to get married legally. "It's just amazing how fast everything is going right now and I'm just honoured to be able to share my wedding with the world. As a little gay kid growing up in Mississippi, I would have loved to have turned on the television and see that happen and say, 'Oh my gosh, there's nothing wrong with me and I can have that'."