Andre 3000 tells Complex magazine that he is okay if he never records another Outkast album. ”As I get older, I start to see myself move more back from it—the hustle and bustle of putting out an album, the pressure of being in the studio trying to come up with something. Now it’s more like a hobby for me, so I don’t think about it in that way. Even with Outkast — if we never do another album, I’m totally fine with that. When I was 25, I said I don’t want to be a 30-year-old rapper. I’m 42 now, and I feel more and more that way. Do I really want to be 50 years old up there doing that? When I watch other rappers that are my age I commend them, but I just wonder where the inspiration is coming from. At this stage I’m really more focused on what I am going to be doing 10 years from now. And I hope to God it won’t be rapping.”
The NY Daily News claims Justin Bieber recently performed for a man inside an elevator at the Montage Hotel in L.A.. A source tells the paper; “He was by himself wearing a black satin bomber jacket with an embroidered pattern on back. He was super polite and engaging — then he spontaneously started breaking into dance moves! It was certainly eccentric behavior.”
Bloomberg claims Houston native Beyonce may be interested in purchasing a stake in the Houston Rockets. Current owner Les Alexander paid $85 million for the team in 1993. The current team is expected to sell for more than $2 billion.
GV News claims Sia is releasing a Christmas CD.
People magazine claims Andy Grammer and his wife Aajia are the proud parents of a new baby girl named Louisiana K. The couple will call their new daughter Louie for short. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 oz.
Jay-Z tells Metro UK that Coldplay’s Chris Martin is a modern-day Shakespeare.”I have been in the industry long enough to know when I’m in the presence of a genius and Chris Martin is just that. In years to come, Britain will look back at him as a modern day Shakespeare. He is an incredible recording artist, an incredible songwriter, but where he really comes alive is performing live. If you get the chance to see Coldplay live, do it – you ain’t gonna regret it.”
Music-news.com claims Rihanna is going to spend the next five years providing bikes to school children in Malawi. She traveled to the country earlier this year before making the commitment to help students with bikes.
Joe Jonas tells Entertainment Tonight that one of his dates once fell asleep while with him. “That was a true story and it was one of those kind of experiences that you can’t make up, right? Like, it was so wild that you can’t make that up. It definitely was my worst date and I hope it will be my worst date of all time and nothing crazier will happen, you know what I mean? Like, all jokes aside I’m kind of glad that it happened because it makes for a great story, but at the same time, I think I was pretty close to being sent to jail that night. Luckily, one of my most embarrassing moments is also one of my favorites.”
Julia Michaels tells radio.com that she is suffering from stage fright ahead of her first tour. “I’m nervous because it’s my first tour and I have a problem with stage fright. That’s going to really new for me but I’m excited. Because I have so much anxiety I feel like this year has been a lot of fear conquering and this is just going to be another thing that I conquer.”
Hollywoodlife.com claims Blake Shelton loves the new pictures of Gwen Stefani in a bikini. A source tells the site that the shots were posted online on Tuesday. “Blake knows that he is batting way out of his league by dating a smoking hot rockstar like Gwen. He can’t believe how insane her body looks for a mother of three pushing on hitting 50 in a few years. Blake feels blessed to be with Gwen, whom he knows is the hottest chick of his dating career. As beautiful as Miranda is, Blake feels like Gwen is even sexier.”
Jon Bon Jovi says he has never thought about becoming a solo act. “Why should it be to the detriment of Dave and Tico — what did they do? This was Richie’s unfortunate personal choices that led him to a place he didn’t want to work anymore. That was never a consideration, never. With all due respect to Richie — I’ve never said a bad word about him, nor has he about us — but I’ve always said that being in a band is not a life sentence. Now, the way he left wasn’t appreciated, but I don’t begrudge him for it.”
Rollcall.com claims a new Michigan Senate poll reveals that Kid Rock is leading the Republican field there, but trails Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow 50-42