ABC/Fred LeeLMFAO's Redfoo suffered a gash on his forehead Wednesday after an unidentified man allegedly threw a glass bottle at the singer in a suburban hotel bar outside Sydney, Australia, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The 38-year-old Redfoo, who was born Stefan Gordy, was partying at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay when the incident happened.
“We were sitting in the back area with my mates, surrounded by some thangs. We are dancing, having a good time, we’re taking some pictures, taking the snapchats,” Redfoo said, according to the Telegraph. “All of a sudden out of nowhere a glass hits me in the head and I look over to see who might have thrown it and I see kind of a dodgy fella trying to flee the scene." Redfoo said he did not know anything about the man who allegedly struck him.
Redfoo suffered a cut over his right eye and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack and charged with malicious wounding.
Redfoo has been serving as a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor.
ABC/ Lorenzo Bevilaqua Taylor Swift's new #1 hit "Shake It Off" is an invitation to do your own thing and not worry about fitting in or looking cool. Easier said then done, right? Well, as Taylor explains in a newly released outtake from the song's video, even she doesn't feel cool, and she's a massive superstar.
"A lot of people who I think will relate to the song are people who are dealing with not ever really feeling cool with themselves because other people make them feel like they don't fit in," Taylor says. "When, one thing I've learned in this whole process is, you can get everything you want in life without ever feeling like you fit in."
"Like, selling millions of records doesn't make me feel cool," she insists. "It makes me feel proud, and like I have a lot of people on my side and I worked really hard, but I don't think it's the most important thing in life to fit in."
OK, Taylor, so what is the most important thing in life?
"To dance to the beat of your own drum," she says. "And to look like you're having more fun than the people who look cool [and] like they fit in!"
In the outtake, you can see Taylor filming the "cheerleader" section of the video, and explaining that she trained for the grueling three-day shoot by running non-stop -- "which I hate," she adds -- to build up her cardio. No wonder she was photographed all summer coming out of the gym.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCAriana Grande certainly looks sweet and demure, but things aren't always as they appear. The 21-year-old singer says she "absolutely" curses a lot, claiming, "I wish I could less!...I have the sense of humor of a 14-year-old boy."
Speaking with Time magazine, Ariana says, "I...think that people have a misrepresentation of me as a person because I’m friendly and I like to meet people and I like to talk to people and make people laugh. Sometimes people can confuse my niceness for weakness in a way -- or ditziness or stupidity. But it doesn’t go hand-in-hand in that way."
"When people are shocked when they see me curse, I wish they knew my sense of humor," she adds. "I have the sense of humor of a 14-year-old boy. It’s very crude. When I was seven years old, my mom took me to see Rocky Horror. That’s just how my family is. We’re just this Italian family that loves slightly raunchy humor."
Ariana also reveals that, while her current hit "Break Free" is about cutting yourself loose from a bad relationship, she interpreted the lyrics in a different way.
"It is a great breakup song, but for me, personally, I didn’t have a boy to sing it about because I’m not breaking up with anybody," she tells Time. "I sang it about my personal things that are holding me back, my fears, certain negativities in my life that were holding me back. Things I was afraid of like, ego and fear and all of that."
"I wanted to break free from all that I felt like was making me enjoy my life a little less," she adds.
Finally, Ariana reveals that when she goes to Starbucks, she doesn't always order the "grande" size. "Sometimes I get that venti, you know? Some days that’s what you need in your life," she says.
John Paul Filo/CBSWhen it comes to music, Americans apparently prefer an English accent. A new unscientific Harris poll reveals The Beatles are America's favorite musician or band.
The online poll of over 2300 Americans found that the Fab Four are #1 on the list, followed by the late King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Beyonce,who wasn't even on the list the last time the poll was conducted back in 2010, places third this time around. Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin are also new to the list, debuting at #4, while country icon George Strait is #5.
Yet another newcomer to the list: Bruno Mars, who debuts at #6. Rounding out the top 10 are four artists who all tied for the #7 spot: Neil Diamond, The Eagles, Garth Brooks, and Celine Dion. Only Celine was on the list in 2010.
Whose fortunes have fallen? Artist who were in the top 10 in 2010 but failed to make the list this year include Lady Gaga, U2, the late Frank Sinatra, and country stars Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, and Alan Jackson.
Breaking down the poll demographically, we find more men cited The Beatles as their favorite band, while women chose Beyonce. Among younger fans aged 18-37, it's Beyonce, while Gen-Xers aged 38 to 49 say Metallica is their top group. Baby Boomers, aged 50-68, choose the Beatles, while those 69 and over say country icon Willie Nelson is their favorite.
When it comes to politics, there's one thing on which all parties can agree: when asked to name their favorite musical acts, Republicans, Democrats and Independents all chose The Beatles, while Republicans also chose Willie Nelson, and Democrats also chose Bruno Mars. East Coast and West Coast respondents, as well as Southerners, chose the Fab Four as well, while Midwesterners voted Bruno Mars as their #1 pick.
Republic RecordsColbie Caillat has revealed the full track list for her new album Gypsy Heart, but it's a bit anticlimactic, since we already knew about five of the 12 songs.
The list shows that the first five tracks on the album are the songs included on her EP Gypsy Heart -- Side A, which she released in early June. In addition to her current single "Try," there's "Live It Up," "Blaze," "If You Love Me Let Me Go" and "Never Gonna Let You Down."
The rest of the album's songs are as follows:
"Land Called Far Away" "Nice Guys" "Floodgates" "Just Like That" "Break Free" "Never Getting Over You" "Bigger Love"
As previously reported, Gypsy Heart is the album that Colbie made with after her record company rejected the first batch of songs she wrote for not being "poppy" and commercial enough -- an experience that partially inspired the song "Try." She then went back into the studio with a variety of collaborators, including Babyface, and came up with a whole new selection of songs.
Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift's "Shake It Off" has shaken up the Billboard Digital Songs chart with a massive debut.
The song, the first single from Taylor's upcoming album, 1989, has not only debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it tops the digital songs chart with first-week sales of 544,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Soundscan. That's the biggest sales week for any song this year, and the fourth-biggest debut sales week in history.
The only songs that started with more downloads in their first weeks are Flo Rida's "Right Round," with 636,000; Katy Perry's "Roar," with 557,000; and Taylor's own "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," with 623,000 copies. That song became Taylor's first #1 on the Hot 100; "Shake It Off" is now her second.
"Shake It Off" is only the 22nd song in history to debut at #1 on the Hot 100. Considering that in the chart's 56-year history, there have been 1,038 number-ones total, that's pretty notable.
"Shake It Off" is Taylor's 60th song to chart on the Hot 100. Only one female artist has racked up more: Aretha Franklin, with 73.
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj's latest hit, "Anaconda," has snaked its way up to #2 on the chart from #39. This is now Nicki's highest ranking ever on the Hot 100; "Super Bass" reached #3, as did Britney Spears' 'Til the World Ends," on which Nicki was featured. "Anaconda" is Nicki's 11th top-10 hit, the most among female rappers. Missy Elliott ranks second, with nine.
Def Jam RecordingsMariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon recently confirmed that the two are living apart, and now a source tells People magazine that their six-year marriage "has been bad for a while." One big issue, it's claimed, is the poor performance of Mariah's recent album.
"When things don't go well career-wise, sometimes you turn on your other half," the source tells People, referring to the disappointing sales of Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse.
The source also notes that while Mariah "can be very down-to-earth and hilarious, she can also be high-maintenance."
According to People, Mariah is staying with the couple's three-year-old twins in their New York apartment, while Nick has been "living in hotels." A second source tells the magazine that their split "could get contentious" because "there is a lot to fight over."
In other Iggy news, the new remix of Jennifer Lopez's song "Booty," featuring Iggy, is out now. Iggy's teased the track's forthcoming video on Instagram, writing, "can't wait till you see the video, j killllllllled it. She is perfection."
On the remix, Iggy raps, "They beggin' me to drop down on 'em/but right now, Iggy on the top/last time the world seen a booty this good was on Jenny from the block." Iggy posted the single's artwork, captioning it, "pinching myself."
Andrew Zaeh/Island Def JamAmerican Authors spent the summer opening for OneRepublic and The Script on tour. The band says while they would've loved to have had OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder write them a hit song, they had to content themselves with him offering them hunks of meat.
Speaking to Fuse, Authors singer Zac Barnett says, "There'd be so many nights on the tour where we'd all be out kickin' it, behind the venue, and he's always barbecuing, grilling up steaks. It's cool, y'know, 'cause he's a good cook. He's really good at grilling up steaks and burgers and brats and whatnot."
Sounds great, right? But as Zac explains, there was a downside. "There would be multiple times where I just had dinner a couple hours before," Zac explains. "And then when Ryan Tedder hits you up and he's like, 'Yo, dude, I just cooked you up this ribeye steak! Here, have it! And you're like, 'Well, I just had dinner...' [And he's like] 'No, dude you should totally try this!' You can't really tell Ryan Tedder, 'No, dude I don't want your ribeye!'"
Zac laughs, "Four ribeye steaks and brats later, you're getting the meat sweats, bro!"
Next up for the "Best Day of My Life" band: dates in Europe, followed by a headlining spot on the fall leg of the annual Honda Civic tour, kicking off in October.
Trae Patton/NBCLady Gaga's stage name came from "Radio Gaga," a song by legendary rock group Queen, of which Gaga is a huge fan. So it's no wonder she was over the moon after she joined them onstage Tuesday night in Sydney, Australia.
"I just played with Queen I'm the happiest girl alive!" tweeted Gaga, after singing "Another One Bites the Dust" onstage with her friend Adam Lambert, who's currently serving as Queen's frontman. Their much-loved, flamboyant lead singer, Freddie Mercury, died of AIDS-related complications in 1991.
Gaga also posted several Instagram photos of herself onstage, writing, "Tonight I felt alive in a way I have not before. I returned to the Radio GaGa mothership to pay homage to my leaders. It was emotional and wild." She captioned another pic with the hashtag "#dreamscometrueItellYou." Queen guitarist Brian Mayposted a photo of himself with Gaga, calling her "our great and lovely pal."
Musical chameleon that she is, Gaga can go from singing with one of the biggest rock bands in the world to singing jazz standards with Tony Bennett. She's just announced that she and Bennett will be the stars of H&M's holiday campaign, as a tie-in with their forthcoming duets album, Cheek to Cheek.
Kurt IswarienkoColbie Caillat's new album Gypsy Heart will be in stores September 30, but she'll preview the record when she launches an intimate headlining tour starting tonight in Denver, Colorado. Colbie says she's excited about adding her new material to her set, especially her latest hit, "Try."
"I'm excited to go out there and see my fans. I haven't played for a while," Colbie tells ABC News Radio. "I love freshening up the set. And it's fun to be able to play 'Try' -- you know, I take out an old, slow song and I replace it with 'Try' and I play piano on the song now, so that's really a fun addition to the set."
Having already released the five-song EP Gypsy Heart -- Side A, Colbie says fans will already be familiar with some of the new songs she plans to perform, and they'll make for a more dynamic performance.
"Having more up-tempo songs like 'Live It Up,' 'Blaze,' 'If You Love Me Let Me Go,' that'll help out the set," she explains. "Because I tend to write more mid-tempo or slower songs. So I think it'll be fun for the audience to have [that upbeat material]."
While Colbie enjoys performing for her fans, she's still having to deal with stage fright. It's something that's plagued her for years, and about which she sings in her song "Live It Up."
"A thousand people stood in line/To hear a couple words of mine/Afraid I would miss a beat/And everyone's watching me," she sings. "I don't know why I'm still afraid/It's not like it was yesterday/I'm the one stopping me/From all that I want to be."
"Yeah, it's still a struggle," she tells ABC News Radio. "Like, every time I do it, it gets a little easier and a little better and I watch back, I'm like, 'Oh, OK, it wasn't as bad as I thought in my mind.' But no, it's still there. I think it'll be there forever, and that's just something I'm learning to accept."
Colbie's tour wraps up September 28 in San Diego, California.
RCA RecordsTuesday night, Miley Cyrus helped Chelsea Handler bid farewell to Chelsea Lately, the comedienne's E! talk show.
Handler announced previously that she was leaving E! and heading to Netflix to create "docu-comedy specials" and also host Netflix's first talk show, which does not yet have a premiere date.
Miley performed Roy Orbison's appropriate torch song, "It's Over." She also took part in a celebrity "We Are The World" spoof called "Goodbye to E!." The sing-along also featured Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Bobby Brown, Alanis Morissette, country singer Trace Adkins, and many others.
In the show's closing moments, Handler asked people to donate to Cyrus' charity, My Friend's Place, the shelter in Hollywood that benefits homeless teens and helps them build self-sufficient lives. "Y'all are rich," Miley said of her fellow celebrity chorus members, "so everybody here should donate, that's all I'm saying." Chelsea insisted she'd "make" her wealthy friends pony up, but implored regular people to do so, too.
Matt Irwin/Republic RecordsJessie J's currently riding high with her hit "Bang Bang," and is anticipating the October release of her new album Sweet Talker. But the British singer is also looking forward to moving from England to the U.S. permanently. Why? She feels that America cares more about her singing than her personal life.
"Home is where the heart is and my heart is with my family so I’ll always be coming back here," she tells the Daily Mail's Event magazine during an interview in London. "But America, at present, is where the work is. I’ll just pack a big bag and fly a lot."
"In America, they see me as a singer, whereas here I feel that people don’t appreciate my voice," she explains. "'I’ve dedicated my life to singing and I want it to be taken seriously. Here it seems that all people want to know is what I’ve had for breakfast and who I’m sleeping with."
The interest in her sex life, Jessie admits, is partly her own fault, since she's spoken so openly in the past about being bisexual. "Sometimes I’m an idiot. Sometimes I don’t know when to stop," she says about her tendency to over share on social media. Now, though, she keeps her love life under wraps.
"Last year I was in a relationship for quite a long time," she reveals. "Not in secret, but I chose for it not to be in public. And I had to leave the relationship because I was doing my best but I wasn’t being let in. I’ve written a song about it...I really needed to get it all out. It felt amazing. My music feels like it’s on the right path now."
Def JamIggy Azalea and Rita Ora put on a show-stopping performance of "Black Widow" at Sunday night's MTV VMAs, but their performance could have been even hotter, if Iggy had gone along with Rita's plans for a girl-on-girl makeout session.
Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Rita reveals, "I said to Iggy we should just make out on stage, kiss during our performance. She told me that would be crazy because it’s already been done. Britney Spears and Madonna kissing was my favorite VMA performance ever.”
Rita admits that they were lucky to even be able to do their performance Sunday, since on Friday night, Iggy fell off stage at a pre-VMA concert. "Bless her. I was just happy she was OK because, God forbid, we couldn’t perform after all that. Can you imagine?" Rita says.
As far as "Black Widow" goes, Rita says, "To us, this is a duet about female empowerment. We wanted to do a song where it’s two blondes coming together as a unit.”
Iggy isn't Rita's only pal in the industry. The British singer, who'll be releasing her own album next year, says she pals around with fellow Brits Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding and model Cara Delevigne because "there aren’t that many real people in this industry," adding that those stars are "just the simplest, purest, funniest people you’ll ever meet.”
One Brit she's not hanging out with, though, is Scottish DJ and artist Calvin Harris, with whom she had a bitter breakup. Regarding rumors that the release of her album is being pushed back because they're arguing over songs on the record that he produced, she tells The Sun, "It was always meant to have been released early next year. That’s never changed. I don’t understand why people said anything different."
Her current solo single, "I Will Never Let You Down," was written and produced by Harris.
Image credit: Ben WattsIt's been an eventful 24 hours for Justin Bieber.
On Tuesday afternoon, Justin reportedly was involved in an accident in West Hollywood. TMZ reports Justin was driving his Ferrari when he noticed a photographer trailing him in another vehicle.
Justin was so upset, the website states, that he hit the brakes, resulting in the shutterbug rear-ending the Ferrari.
It appears to have been a minor accident; the Ferrari was only scratched. Still, Justin was not pleased, tweeting, "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana. I don't have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."
The accident came just hours after TMZ published a report claiming that Justin attempted to snatch a phone away from a fan at a Dave & Buster's location in Hollywood on Monday night, because the fan took photos and video of him and Selena Gomez. However, police have told the Los Angeles Times that "no crime occurred."
Credit: Giuliano BekorDemi Lovato turned heads at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards wearing a fire-engine red gown with an extremely plunging top that showed off her assets. The singer then took to Instagram to explain that her outfit reflects her new positive body image, after years of torturing herself with insecurities.
Posting a series of photos of herself on the VMA red carpet over the years, including the one from Sunday, Demi wrote, "This picture makes me feel so many mixed emotions.. I remember the day I wore the dress in the very first picture. I remember asking for Spanx to flatten my stomach because I use to feel so heavy and 'fat.' Now looking at this picture, you can clearly see my hip bones."
"It makes me sad because I wasted so many years ashamed of my body when I could've been living the happy and healthy life I live today," she continues. "It TRULY just goes to show you that your perceptions can lie to you. OR they can make you learn to enjoy life."
"Fortunately looking at the picture of myself in the red dress...I not only feel so grateful for the love and support I've had from fans, friends and family, but... I also feel.. beautiful," she concluded. "I'm so excited to live my life the way I deserve to and to the complete fullest. Thank you guys once again.. I'm so thankful for my Lovatics. I love you... And never forget that staying strong is worth it."
Demi entered rehab in 2010 for eating disorders and self-harm, and also has battled substance abuse, but these days, she's doing fine. She'll launch her world tour at the beginning of September.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTVThe Cinderella story of the homeless youth who Miley Cyrus sent to accept her MTV VMA award on Sunday night now has an ugly twist: the 22-year-old, Jesse Helt, has a police record and is currently a wanted man.
Helt was arrested for attempting to break into an apartment in Oregon in 2010; he was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief and was placed on probation. A few months later, his probation officer stated that Helt had skipped a check-in appointment, failed a drug test and violated other requirements of his probation.
In March of 2011, Helt signed a statement stating that he'd stopped smoking pot and wouldn't violate his probation anymore. But in April of 2011, his probation officer recommended that a warrant be issued for his arrest due to continued violations. In November of 2011, the warrant was issued, and all his violations were listed. For example, Helt didn't complete his court-ordered, community service; didn't report for scheduled check-ins; and still owes the court more than $1,800. That warrant is still in effect.
Helt's mom told The Oregonian newspaper that he moved to L.A. a few years ago "to make it on his own," and has been homeless on and off since then. He met Miley when she visited My Friend's Place, an L.A. center for homeless youth.
At the VMAs, Helt gave a powerful speech raising awareness of L.A's growing population of homeless young people, and asking fans to join Miley in helping the cause.
On Tuesday, perhaps in response to the report, Miley tweeted, "People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included. I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it. Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?"
She later added, "The media never fails to disappoint. You've chosen to go after Jesse instead of covering the issue of youth homelessness :(. While they obsesses over one homeless mans legal issue lets help the other 1.6 million homeless youth."
Credit: Ben WattsEd Sheeran and Courteney Cox are pals -- such good pals, in fact, that he introduced her to her current fiance. So it's no wonder she enlisted him to help her complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
In Cox's video, she's sitting on the edge of a pool while Ed stands next to her holding a pail. She acknowledges that her old Friend,Jennifer Aniston, challenged her, tells everyone to make donations, and then nominates her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol. She also nominates Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody and actress Isla Fisher, a friend of hers.
Then, Ed pours a pail of water on her, and two additional guys come running up and dump two more pails on her.
Getty Images for MTVTaylor Swift is a few months away from releasing her new album, 1989, but she says she's already imagining what the songs on the disc will sound like onstage when she launches her next tour.
Speaking to London's Capital FM radio, Taylor says, "I'm always thinking about the tour. As soon as I write a song, I start thinking about...'Would this be in the set list? Where would we put this?' So I'm always thinking about that, 'cause it's my favorite element of things."
She adds, "When you put out a song, and then you get to out into the crowd...and just see everybody singing the words back [to you], it's a pretty surreal moment."
Taylor gave us a preview of what her tour might look like on Sunday night's MTV VMAs, when she performed "Shake It Off" in a number that's been described as a cross between Madonna's "Material Girl" video and The Great Gatsby.
The singer will certainly be going non-stop for the next few months, gearing up for the album release and planning the tour, so it's no wonder she recently told the British paper The Guardian that romance is the farthest thing from her mind.
Asked if she values her close female friendships -- with the likes of Lorde and Lena Dunham -- over having a boyfriend, Taylor says, "Without a doubt. Because the other alternative isn’t really possible right now. It just doesn’t seem like a possibility in the near future. It doesn’t ever work. What works is having incredible girlfriends who I can trust and tell anything.”