We’re less than two months away from the premiere of The X Factor . On September 21, Fox will finally air this much-hyped singing competition, which reunites Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, while introducing L.A. Reid to viewers and also letting us drool over Nicole Scherzinger. In anticipation of the monumental television event, the series has released the following, skyscraper-themed promotional photo of the show’s cast: Are you excited for The X Factor?
Jennifer Lopez may have split from Marc Anthony last month, but tabloids have never been more in love with this singer. She’s been featured on numerous covers since the divorce announcement, with one claiming there’s a plan to reunite J. Lo with ex-fiance Ben Affleck , his kids and wife be damned! The latest coverage, sadly, is not nearly as scandalous. Us Weekly claims that Lopez has vowed to make Anthony “pay,” while Life & Style is perpetuating the rumor that there’s a romance brewing between Jennifer and Rodrigo Santoro… What’s the true scoop? We may never know. But Lopez actually spoke to Vanity Fair for its latest issue. She says she’s sad her relationship is over, but she still believes in love and hasn’t given up just yet on happily ever after.
NBC is firing back at reports that it is involved in a major bidding war for Casey Anthony – and leading the pack no less – denying that it ever offered money. An NBC rep says: “NBC News has not and will not be in a bidding war for a Casey Anthony interview. No money has or will be offered, no licensing or other arrangements.” “If we were to conduct an interview it would be under our standards.” The network doesn’t deny interest in landing a sit-down with Anthony. In fact, the rep confirms NBC paid for Jose Baez ‘s hotel in NYC last week. Baez, Casey’s attorney, was believed to be holed up and negotiating for interviews on her behalf, and talking about a “big price tag” for them. Sources connected with ABC insist there was indeed a bidding war between all three major networks for Anthony, and even Anthony’s parents. While networks don’t pay for interviews, technically, they frequently get around this by licensing photos and videos – such as this alleged one Casey Anthony drinking – at whatever price they want, effectively the exact same thing.
In addition to the week’s So You Think You Can Dance results , viewers were treated to a performance by the Mother Monster herself last night. Having served as a guest judge the previous night, the hardest working woman in Hollywood taped an elaborate segment that aired Thursday. Here’s Lady Gaga doing “The Edge of Glory” and “You and I” … Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory (Live on SYTYCD)
Her royal hotness. Lord of the arse-tocracy. Queen of the booty. She may be a commoner and not a Duchess like sister Kate, but ever since April, Pippa Middleton has become the style princess of the UK and beyond. Thanks to a form-fitting Alexander McQueen maid-of-honor gown, Pippa’s captivated couture critics, workout fanatics and plastic surgery lovers alike. “The latest craze here in the U.S. and across the world is to get the ‘Pippa Butt Lift,’” Miami-based celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta said. Whether women go the surgical route or not, “Once the breasts reigned supreme, now it’s the buttocks that are considered the best asset,” he adds. The giant badonkadonk is also out. While it was once trendy to boost a booty to mimic Kim Kardashian , “booty calls” for those two have been bumped for something Pippa-esque. Mendieta explains : “The buttocks has been an increasing and escalating interest over the last 4-5 years, but the iconic figure was Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.” “Both have tremendous curves and large buttocks. While lots of people love their overall shape, many felt those derrieres were just a bit too big.” “But ever since the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton has become the new queen of the booty! She opens the doors to those who did not know you could have this small, shapely and perky backside without the large size.” There are also entire websites and blogs now dedicated to the younger Middleton’s posterior, not to mention appreciation pages on Facebook . Photographer Alison Jackson told the Daily Mail that she is working to create a Web series called, “How To Create The Perfect Pippa Bottom.” On the fitness front, Pippa’s Pilates instructor Margot Campbell has inked a book deal to detail just how one shapes up like her famous client. But it’s not just Middleton’s bottom half that has folks talking. “I am definitely seeing a rise in Pippa-like features,” Constantino said. “People want their clothes and body to look sexy, elegant and petite overall.” [Photos: Fame Pictures]
David Guetta, Kaskade, Steve Angello talk to MTV News about why they couldn’t get enough of the Brit’s VMA-nominated ‘Rolling in the Deep.’ By Akshay Bhansali Adele Photo: Paul Bergen/ Redferns Now in its seventh year, the Tomorrowland Festival kicked off again in Boom, Belgium, this past weekend, and MTV News was there for the entire spectacle. The dance music event started small but over the years it has ballooned into one of the most popular electronic dance music fests in existence. The Tomorrowland of 2011 had a fairy-tale theme and was made up of 14 colorfully dressed stages, which included set pieces like enormous replicas of mushrooms and trees; two of the stages were even dominated by an oversize skull and a sun. TL accommodated 30,000 campers on its “Dreamville” grounds, bringing the total draw for the weekend to upwards of 180,000, a figure that beat out Miami’s Ultra Music Festival. (And what American festival can claim a Church of Love, where couples are encouraged to get some … quality time ?) But perhaps what set this colossal European festival apart from the others this year was the sheer awesomeness of the talent flown in for it. Blockbuster dance music brands like David Guetta , Swedish House Mafia and Ti
‘I wanted to take everybody back,’ Jeezy tells MTV news of staging album-anniversary concerts in NYC and ATL. By Rob Markman, with reporting by Rahman Dukes Young Jeezy Photo: MTV News Young Jeezy sure knows how to throw a birthday bash. To celebrate the six-year anniversary of the release of his 2005 debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, Jeezy staged a pair of concerts , one in New York City on Monday, and a second on Tuesday, which was actually the anniversary of the album, in Atlanta. “It felt good to see the city out, givin’ everybody something to dress up for, get out have a good time,” the Snowman told MTV News on Tuesday while backstage at his ATL show. “It was definitely a lot of thug motivatin’ going on. Everybody was there for one reason: We were celebrating. It was a celebration. “I just wanted to put somethin’ together that was special,” he said of the tribute shows. “Music is so different nowadays from when I came out. An album would last two or three years, especially when you have a classic like I do,” he added with a chuckle. In NYC, Jeezy thrilled concertgoers as he ran through the TM 101 track list, bringing out special guests like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Bun B, Fabolous and the LOX during the 80-minute show. And for Atlanta, Jizzle brought out Yo Gotti and Lil Scrappy. “I got a lot of what I call family in this industry. It’s a lot of cats that came from the same walk of life that I came from and we really rock like that,” Jeezy said about his star-studded guest list. “We just show that support for each other. I’ve been on tour with a lot of these cats and kick it on the phone with them daily, so it’s phone calls, two, three phone calls,” he said of getting his rap-star friends to participate. When it was released in 2005, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 helped usher in a brand of drug-related, trap rap that has become prevalent in hip-hop in the past six years. Things have definitely changed since Jeezy made his first splash, but he believes his album represents a specific time in hip-hop that may never return. ” ’05 was a beautiful year — for the economy, for the people, for the hood, just working-class, even if you were a street hustler,” Young Jeezy said of his rookie year in rap. “The world is a different place now, so I wanted to take everybody back and give them that feeling, because it’s hard out here. At the same time, just that in the back of your head, knowing when this music was playing what you were doing, help you get through your day again, still motivation.” During his set in NY, Jeezy announced that his long awaited TM 103 will be released on September 20, and on Tuesday, he announced a 26-ctiy tour that will begin in New Orleans on July 31, concluding in Seattle on September 2. Share your memories of Jeezy’s TM 101 in the comments below! Related Artists Young Jeezy
Co-star Daniel Craig had to ‘look me up and down,’ actress explains. By Terri Schwartz, with reporting by Eric Ditzian Olivia Wilde in “Cowboys & Aliens” Photo: Universal Pictures Olivia Wilde might have been covered in dust and dirt while shooting “Cowboys & Aliens,” but that didn’t make shooting a mostly nude scene in front of her co-star Daniel Craig any less awkward. “It was kind of strange because I was half-naked in front of a bunch of people, including the crew, a bunch of Apache warriors, a bunch of cowboys, and Daniel Craig, who I had to stand in front of basically naked,” Wilde explained to MTV News. “He had to take a moment to sort of look me up and down before covering me in a blanket. And I was like, this is crazy.” It didn’t help that after the long night of shooting, Wilde and the rest of the “Cowboys & Aliens” cast had to take an overnight flight to San Diego Comic-Con to make their Hall H presentation . So if fans remember her being a little frazzled, it probably has something to do with the fact Wilde had no sleep after filming a scene in which she was partially nude for the majority of it. As fans will find out come Friday’s release of “Cowboys & Aliens,” the scene Wilde is talking about — which has been teased in the film’s many trailers — happens at the climax. She said filming the sequence was an “honor” because it is such an important moment in the movie. “It was really exciting because we knew we were creating something kind of spectacular in that scene,” Wilde said. “It was a really cool effect happening, as people will see.” The actress said she didn’t wear much make-up and required little hairstyling while filming because the style of the flick was “very bare.” She said it was a very dirty shoot, and not just because she was almost naked. “We were literally dirty because we were riding all day long out in the desert, and you get very dirty. But the dirtier everybody looked, the hotter they looked. It was a really good look, I think,” she said. “The people in the Old West were very dirty. The thing that’s unrealistic about our movie is all our teeth: We have good teeth; they didn’t have good teeth. So, logic police will call BS on that.” Check out everything we’ve got on “Cowboys & Aliens.” For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com . Related Videos MTV Rough Cut: ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ Related Photos ‘Cowboys & Aliens’
Mary-Kate and Ashley will announce the lucky winner of a year-long StyleMint membership (that’s 12 free T-shirts!) on their Facebook page on August 5. Go get inspired and start shopping now at stylemint.com! For the first time since they were 18 years old, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are together again onscreen for StyleMint with a monthly series of videos appropriately called the “T Moment.” In case you haven’t checked it out yet, StyleMint is the designing duo’s members-only site, offering
“I just left the hospital and the baby is beautiful. [Ivanka#39;s] doing great,” Trump, 65, tells Fox Friends. “Arabella Rose is the baby#39;s name – I just found that out by the way.” Why announce a name yourself when your famous father can do it for you? After delivering a daughter Sunday morning, Ivanka Trump is resting up – while Donald Trump shares some happy news. Shortly thereafter, Ivanka announced the name herself via Twitter. “Jared and I are having so much fun playing with our da