Kelly Rowland’s career seems to be in overdrive these days with her new album Talk A Good Game hitting stores next month, and now the announcement that she has been named a judge on the X-Factor USA panel. Here is Simon Cowell’s statement:
Simon Cowell said today, “It’s taken more than a decade but I’m delighted to finally be on a panel with three girls (I think!). Paulina and Kelly both have great taste and massive experience in the music industry and together with Demi, this is going to be a fun panel. It just feels like the time to do something different.”
“I am very excited to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and THE X FACTOR family,” said Rowland. “It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states!”
Check out the newly released movie poster for Idris Elba’s next starring role Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. We definitely want to see this when it comes out. Here is some more info:
The film will be directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) from a screenplay by William Nicholson. It will bite off a large chunk of Mandela’s life story, starting with his childhood in South Africa and tracing the man’s steps all the way to his election as the first black president of South Africa in 1994. The equally fantastic Naomie Harris (Skyfall) is on board as Winnie Mandela. The film is looking at a Nov. 29 release date in the U.S.
Legendary actor Brad Pitt talks about his family making him happy in the new issue of Esquire magazine.
On missing his kids when they’re not around: “I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house… there’s constant chatter in our house, whether it’s giggling or screaming or crying or banging. I love it. I love it. I love it. I hate it when they’re gone. I hate it. Maybe it’s nice to be in a hotel room for a day – ‘Oh, nice, I can finally read a paper.’ But then, by the next day, I miss that cacophony, all that life.”
On his family making him happy: “I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven’t known life to be any happier. I’m making things. I just haven’t known life to be any happier.”
Gucci is celebrating 60 years of their iconic Horsebit loafer by releasing a variety of styles and colorways of the shoe. Robb Report gives some more details:
One thing that hasn’t changed is the shoe’s tubular construction, which lacks an insole to give the shoe its pliable, lightweight feel. Each pair of Horsebit loafers is still handcrafted in Italy, where it undergoes two and a half days of construction, and is printed with the year of the design’s original release—1953—inside.
Barbara Walters’ adopted daughter Jacqueline Danforth was arrested Sunday night in Naples, Florida under suspicions of a DUI. She was released on $1,000 bond. Check out her mugshot after the jump. [click to continue…]
[YouTube Link] Will Smith briefly talks about working with Kanye West in the studio while making the promotional rounds for his new film After Earth that also stars his son Jaden Smith. What would a Kanye West and Will Smith song sound like? Hmmmm…..
Fresh off the release of her first single “Gangsta” Kat Dahlia releases a new track entitled “Fireman” while fans wait for her debut album this summer. Let us know what you think of the song in our comments section.
The baby shower for Kim Kardashian will go down on June 2nd according to E! that has some details on the invitations that were sent out. They arrived at their intended destinations in music boxes that, when opened, played Kanye’s tune, “Hey Mama,” the tribute track he wrote for his own mother, as a wind-up [...]
Check out “Where Have You Been” featuring Kelly Rowland from The-Dream’s upcoming IV Play album. Let us know what you think of the track in our comments section. The two head out on tour this summer as well!
Looks like singer Mary J. Blige owes a whopping $3.4 Million in back taxes according to documents released this morning. TMZ reports: The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the Grammy winner, claiming she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 ($574,907.30), 2010 ($2,203,743.53) and 2011 ($647,604.60). Tax bill grand [...]
Jay-Z shut down E! News report that Beyonce is expecting her second child with an email to Hot 97′s program director Ebro saying – “It’s not true, the news is worse than blogs,’ so no baby yet.” Stop waking up on Beyonce’s womb and eat some breakfast first guys! Ha.