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."
FOX has canceled "Knock Knock Live," the Ryan Seacrest door-to-door surprise show, after two episodes. The premiere pulled in a disappointing 1.7 million viewers, while the follow-up dipped to 1.6 million, including a 0.5 rating among the 18-49 demo. The program featured Seacrest, along with his correspondents - Kellie Pickler and Ross Matthews - surprising home owners with custom gifts.
Judas Priest have announced a new North American trek in support of their latest album, Redeemer Of Souls. They will be joined along the way by Mastodon. The mostly West Coast tour features a number of stops throughout California and Canada, including stops in San Francisco and San Jose, as well as Vancouver and Winnipeg.
U2's Bono claimed John Lennon and all the other members of the Beatles as Irish during an event in New York City on Wednesday, July 29. The frontman attended a ceremony on Ellis Island to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lennon receiving his U.S. green card. While at the event Bono addressed the 1974 iconic portrait of Lennon at Ellis Island holding up a peace sign.
Jessie J says she'd like to have a baby sometime in the future. Speaking with Business Standard, the U.K. star, who is currently dating R&B star Luke James, stops short of committing. "Have a baby - not today! But that's something that I hope that I'm blessed with in my life," she began. "I would love to build a school in Africa. I would love to write a book."
Carly Rae Jepsen will play two shows in South Africa in support of her EMOTION release. The dates come at the Grand Arena, Grand West, Cape Town on October 21 and the Monument Amphitheatre, Pretoria on October 24. EMOTION is the follow-up to Jepsen's debut album Kiss. "Call Me Maybe," the mega hit from Kiss climbed to number one on the iTunes singles charts.
Madonna continues to announce additions to her upcoming Rebel Heart Tour, this time revealing that her stage show will feature pole dancing nuns. The nuns can be seen in a new teaser video for the tour that has surfaced online. Another teaser clip shows scores of dancers doing their thing during rehearsals, giant wooden staffs and a giant cage as well as a drum team.
After releasing the diss track "Charged Up" earlier this week, Drake is again taking aim at Meek Mill in the new freestyle "Back to Back." On the new three-minute track, Drake dives right in and addresses the ghostwriting charges from Mill head on, rapping, "This for ya'll that think that I don't write enough / They just mad 'cause I got the Midas touch."
Dierks Bentley and his wife have put their Nashville home on the market, listing it for $1.7 million. According to Village Real Estate, the 4,428-square-foot home was built in 1930. Photos show a fully renovated and modernized house, with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, full formal dining room, fireplace and finished basement.
Justin Bieber has announced "What Do You Mean?" the lead single from his upcoming album. The pop phenom announced the release while being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. "It's fun, it's summery . . . Definitely the first single is amazing. I worked really hard on it with a guy named Poo Bear," he revealed.
Morrissey says that he was sexually assaulted by security at San Francisco International Airport. Posting on the fan site, True To You, Moz detailed the alleged incident. "I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual," he began.
Dr. Dre is prepping the release of the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, according to former NWA member Ice Cube, who dished to Philly radio station Power 99. The new film, directed by F. Gary Gray, will feature a companion album of new music by Dre, added Cube. "Dre is dropping an album inspired by the Compton movie."