Lady Gaga showed off her Alexander McQueen armadillo boots which she purchased at a Christie's auction to benefit UNICEF. The Mother Monster purchased three pairs, totaling $295,000. "When a gift comes to you from Heaven . . . photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancée ever," Gaga wrote on Instagram, adding the picture of her with the boots, while wearing a flesh colored body suit.
R. Kelly has revealed that he will release Buffet, his 14th studio album, on September 25. Kelly made the announcement on HLN. "Expect the unexpected," he told Rocsi Diaz on HLN. "I'm very proud of it. I'm having a lot of fun in the studio as I've always had. It's not just another day at the office though. It's just something very special."
Jewel has announced that she will release Picking Up The Pieces this fall, her first new non-holiday album since 2010, an album she says returns her to her roots. "My focus for this CD was to forget everything I have learned about the music business the last 20 years and get back to what my bones have to say about songs and words and feeling and meaning," she says.
Easton Corbin has selected "Yup" as the third single from his recently released About to Get Real album. The song was written by Shane Minor, Phil O'Donnell and Wade Kirby.
A new Janis Joplin documentary is scheduled to make its theatrical debut at the Venice Film Festival in September. NME reports that the film, titled Janis, directed by Amy Berg, will include narration from Chan Marshall, better known as singer Cat Power, who "will read letters Joplin wrote to her friends and lovers."
Tyler Farr has chosen "Better in Boots" as his next single, the third to be released from his recent Suffer in Peace album. "I was more excited to make this second album because, from my freshman album to my sophomore album, the last year and a half, I've been able to grow so much as an artist and really hone in on who I am as an artist," Farr tells The Boot.
Ashanti was reportedly hit with a bottle during her performance in Australia after she showed up late and cut her performance short. "Concert-goers have targeted Ja Rule and Ashanti who were scheduled to hit the stage at 11:30pm, three hours after doors opened, did not come on until 12:30am and only performed for half an hour," Boom 92 Houston reports.
Metallica's biography has been released in comic book form. Titled Orbit: Metallica, the new 28-page comic was written by Michael L. Frizell and illustrated by Jayfri Hashim and tells the story of the band's formation and career.
The Rolling Stones reportedly earned over $100 million from their recently wrapped Zip Code Tour, according to Billboard. As Billboard reports, the band sold 628,733 concert tickets throughout the tour, with gross earnings from the live stint adding up to $109.7 million. It was previously reported that the group have made $360 million from touring since 2012.
A portion of Travis Tritt's property caught fire recently, according to TMZ. TMZ reports that Tritt's mother-in-law called 911 after returning from the grocery store to a fire in the backyard of his Georgia house.
After a photo of Billy Corgan at Disneyland went viral earlier this month, the Smashing Pumpkins fronter responded in a Q&A with his fan club. The pic sees Corg looking upset on a kids rollercoaster. "I literally had somebody say to me the other day, I think it was at Disneyland: 'Hey, you don't seem that into this,'" he explained.
Foo Fighters fans will go to great lengths in order to get the band to play in their hometown, the latest fanbase being in the small town of Cesena, Italy, where 1,000 fans learned to play the Foo's track "Learn To Fly" in a bid to get them to play there.
Katy Perry's bid to purchase a Los Angeles-area convent has been delayed and will not happen anytime soon. Perry has wanted to buy the hilltop convent to be her personal residence for several years. A group of elderly nuns and the archbishop of Los Angeles are in the middle of a legal fight over who has control of the sale and its proceeds.
Valerie Harper was hospitalized prior to a performance of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" at a Maine theater, the Ogunquit, earlier this week. Harper, 75, has battled cancer in the past. On Thursday, Valerie's rep released a statement saying she's "resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being."
Joe Jackson, father and former manager of Michael Jackson, is currently in stable condition after suffering a stroke. Jackson is being treated in a Sao Paulo hospital. Jackson's associate Paulo Andre Silva has told Billboard that he "remains in the intensive care unit" but is "in stable condition."