DAILY DIRT - June 20, 2011
BRITNEY SPEARS KICKED OFF U-S TOUR LAST WEEK
Britney Spears kicked off her Femme Fatale Tour on Thursday night in Sacramento, California. Spears donned glitzy costumes for her high production show and performed new songs like "Hold It Against Me" and "Big Fat Bass," as well as old-school hits like "Toxic" and "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know." The Femme Fatale Tour rolls into Los Angeles tonight. The U-S leg wraps in August and then Spears will take the show to Europe through November.
REVIEWS! Rolling Stone called the show "her flashiest, fastest moving, and most entertaining production yet.” The magazine added, “The night belonged to Britney: She managed to prove that she's still progressing as a showgirl. Not only that, she's doing it better than even die-hard defenders would've predicted."
BRITNEY TO DEBUT NEW VIDEO ON WEDNESDAY
Britney Spears will premiere her new video for “I Wanna Go” on MTV Wednesday. Fans who want to catch the first glimpse of the clip will have to get up early as the singer plans to debut the video at 6 AM Eastern Wednesday morning. The eligibility period for the MTV Video Awards closes on Friday, so many artists will be releasing videos over the next week. Other artists dropping new videos before the deadline include New Boyz, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Cobra Starship and more. The MTV Video Music Awards will be handed out August 28th at the Nokia Theatre at L-A Live in downtown Los Angeles.
GAGA GETS KATE MOSS AN ACCORDION FOR HER WEDDING
Lady Gaga won’t be able to attend Kate Moss’ wedding to The Kills frontman Jamie Hince on July 1st, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t send a present. According to British paper the Daily Star, the pop star sent the model an accordion as a wedding gift after the two had previously discussed how much they like the instrument. A source said that “Kate was so touched that Gaga sent her such a thoughtful present.”
TIDBIT: Apparently Gaga isn’t able to attend the nuptials due to her “busy work schedule.”
MADONNA ON INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO
Madonna is going to be appearing on a forthcoming episode of Inside The Actors Studio on Bravo with host James Lipton. According to MadonnaTribe.com, it will be to promote her recently-wrapped film, W.E., but there’s still no word on when exactly the show will tape or air.
TIDBIT: W.E. stars Abbie Cornish.
JESSE JAMES & KAT VON D ARE GETTING HITCHED!
Jesse James and Kat Von D are still getting married. Despite some Internet rumors, the pair is saying they are still very much in love and told People magazine they’re hoping to get married this summer. James was previously married to, and cheated on, Sandra Bullock.
TIDBIT: James and Kat announced they were engaged in January.
TIDBIT: Jesse has three kids from a different relationship, Chandler, Jesse Junior and Sunny.
ANTHONY WEINER OFFERED A ROLL ON ENTOURAGE!
Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been offered a guest spot of Entourage. Weiner, who resigned from his post last Thursday, was approached by the creator of the hit HBO series to play himself in an episode during the show’s eighth and final season.
TIDBIT: A ton of celebrities have made guest appearance on Entourage including Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera.
NO MORE FRIDAYS ON YOUTUBE!
Rebecca Black has pulled her infamous “Friday” video from YouTube. Why the removal? Well apparently Black’s people are angry that ArkMusic, the company that produced the song and clip, started offering the music video as a $2.99 YouTube video rental. Rebecca’s camp is arguing that ArkMusic doesn’t have the right to profit from Black’s song. TMZ.com has more.
TIDBIT: You can see Black make a cameo in Katy Perry’s music video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” now.
OPRAH WANTS MEREDITH VIEIRA FOR OWN!
Meredith Viera recently left her gig as the Today Show anchor and now, Oprah Winfrey is trying to swoop her up for her network. Perez Hilton is reporting that Oprah wants Vieira to head over to OWN where she can host a show.
TIDBIT: It’s being reported that a deal is very close to being signed between Meredith and Oprah’s company. We’ll keep you updated.
KELSEY GRAMMER AND BEEF JERKY!
Kelsey Grammer’s e-mail account was recently hacked and a prankster sent out an e-mail to everyone in his address book about Grammer’s ex-wife, Camille. The note read, “Camille smells like beef jerky, goodnight.” Head to NYPost.com for more.