Rita Ora has suggested recently that she and Prince have been collabing lately, leading to speculation that the two have a song together on Rita's upcoming album. Speaking with the Mirror, Ora said that the pair had "definitely done some music together." She added that she has recorded a track with No Doubt's Gwen Stefani.
B.o.B. is currently streaming his third album, Underground Luxury, at MTV's website. The LP includes 15 tracks with appearances from Chris Brown, T.I., 2 Chainz, Juicy J and Priscilla Renea. "I . . . have the best musical album out this year, like hands down," the Hustle Gang rapper told MTV News.
Patrick J. Adams ("Suits") will make a guest appearance on the second season of "Orphan Black." The actor tweeted in July that he was "hooked" on the show. "From my first viewing of the first episode I knew there wasn't another show on television that I wanted to be part of more than 'Orphan Black.' Tatiana Maslany is doing some of the best work on TV. Period," said Adams.
Justin Bieber has visited victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Bieber arrived in Manila on Tuesday, played a game of basketball and performed a short concert for children at an elementary school in Tacloban, one of the worst-affected areas by the storm. Said Kate Donovan, a UNICEF spokesperson at the school: "He played a very beautiful set."
Actor Ben Whishaw has been tapped to play the leading role in the upcoming biopic of Queen legend Freddie Mercury. Whishaw most famously starred as Q in the most recent James Bond film, Skyfall. Whishaw will step into the void left by Sasha Baron Cohen after the latter exited the project earlier this year.
Following the success of "Sound of Music Live!" NBC has committed to airing another holiday music special during the next holiday season. Speaking with the New York Times, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said the network is "circling a couple of titles" for next year's production. "All weekend, people have been calling us and emailing us," he added.
Nine Inch Nails have hooked up with VEVO to release a new live video from their 2013 Tension tour. The show, currently streaming on VEVO, is titled VEVO Presents: Nine Inch Nails Tension 2013, and features a selection of tracks from the band's most recent release Hesitation Marks, as well as many classic tracks.
Billy Currington has announced that he will be embarking on his "We Are Tonight" tour next year. The trek kicks off in Tulsa (OK) on March 3 - with shows in cities including Little Rock (AR), Biloxi (MS), De Kalb (IL), Milwaukee (WI), Bethlehem (PA), and Austin (TX) - before wrapping on May 3 in Fort Smith (AR).
Lee Brice welcomed his second son, Ryker Mobley Brice, into the world this week. The 33-year-old country crooner and his wife, Sara, revealed news of the baby's arrival earlier this week via Twitter. Brice later explained the unusual name choice to Country Weekly: "Mobley was my great-granddaddy's middle name, my daddy's and mine."
Stephen "Twitch" Boss and Allison Holker of "So You Think You Can Dance" have tied the knot in a private ceremony. They kept the event small, only inviting family, opting to wed at Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles, California which is owned by the show's producer Nigel Lythgoe. "The moment I saw him in the first rehearsal, I had a crush on him," Allison told Access Hollywood.
Robin Thicke teamed up with Will Ferrell's Anchorman character, Ron Burgundy, for a cover of the Christopher Cross cut, "Ride Like the Wind." The song will appear on the soundtrack to the film Anchorman 2: the Legend Continues.
George Strait sold out the final show of his upcoming farewell tour in less than an hour. The show is scheduled to take place in Arlington, Texas on June 7, and will cap off not only Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away tour, but also his touring career. "Wow. To see this response from the fans to our final show is humbling and exciting at the same time," Strait said in a presser.
NBC will go ahead with the reboot of "Rosemary's Baby," remaking it into a four hour mini-series. Scott Abbott ("Introducing Dorothy Dandridge") and James Wong ("The X-Files") have been tapped to write the script, while Agnieszka Hollad ("Treme") directs. The series, adapted from the 1967 book by Ira Levin, will be set in Paris, unlike the Roman Polanski version, which was set in New York.
Mick Jagger says he will appear on Concertina Jack, the upcoming studio album from his brother, Chris Jagger. "My brother Chris Jagger has a new album called Concertina Jack, & I'm singing on the title track," wrote Mick on his Twitter page. According to Chris, the album, his ninth solo effort since 1973, marks an anniversary for him.
The National have been announced as one of the headliners at next year's Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London. The ten day fest runs throughout July, and will feature the National and Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Jul. 12. Others acts scheduled for the same day include Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte.