James Blunt stops by the Peak studios for a chat with Jackie, Tony & Donnie, some breakfast and to perform a private acoustic set for some of our listeners!
Here are the pics from Acoustic Christmas featuring Sara Bareilles, Plain White T's, Big Head Todd, Ryan Star, Christina Perri, Hope and Hedley!
Kate Upton will be on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue for the second year in a row.
Upton's super-secret cover was leaked online just ahead of the official unveiling on “The Late Show with David Letterman” tonight (Monday).
The popular Swimsuit Issue comes out on Tuesday.
Tiger Woods sent his private jet to Austria to pick up his rumored girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and bring her back to the US so she could have surgery.
The skier tore two knee ligaments during a nasty crash at the World Championships last week. Vonn was spotted getting into the golfer’s private plane in Austria to fly back home.
Vonn underwent surgery on her right knee yesterday (Sunday) in Vail, Colorado and is recovering. She is expected back in time for the Olympics next year.
Sources say Woods and Vonn have been dating for several months but her rep says they are just friends.
RELATED: Tiger & Lindsey 'Spending More Time' Together
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are getting closer and spending more time together.
Sources say the two started off as friends but it’s now a romance. The sources say the golfer has been spending more and more time talking to her and talking about her.
The two athletes talk and text frequently.
Vonn isn’t freaked out about Tiger’s past.... and he finds that appealing.
Lindsay Lohan just moved back home with mom Dina and their home is being foreclosed.
Chase Bank served the Lohnas court papers intending to foreclose the home on Long Island last week. The notice apparently was due to a mortgage issue.
The actress returned to her childhood home last month because she has no money left to continue renting her home in Beverly Hills.
MEANTIME: Lindsay Lohan Living In $6 million Apartment For Free
Lindsay Lohan is now living in an apartment building in New York City for free.
The actress moved back to her childhood home with her mom on Long Island last month but they received a foreclosure letter last week.
Sources say Lindsay is now living in a $6 million apartment for free in the same building where Lenny Kravitz, Nicole Kidman and Ben Stiller have apartments.
**Rumor has it, Lindsay was so “humiliated” after reports broke that due to her dire financial situation she had been forced to live at home with mom, that she begged a wealthy pal to let her temporarily crash at their New York apartment.
At Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy event, 20-year-old Miley Cyrus had a hard time keeping herself covered in her halter gown.
The sheer dress was so narrow at the top that Miley had to keep adjusting the thing to keep from showing off more side-boob than she was already flashing.
Leonardo DiCaprio was overheard saying that everyone wants to be him.
During a dinner conversation with his buddies, Leo dished on everything from whom he’s sleeping with to how people want to be him.
He recently enjoyed a meal with his longtime pal, actor Kevin Connolly, and 12 women at a SoHo restaurant.
A witness said, “Leo talked about the fact that he is sleeping with ‘multiple women’ right now. He was totally open about it. Kevin looked at Leo and told him, ‘I want to be you.’"
Leo then reportedly said, “Everyone does.”
He also promised Connolly a vacation after he said he wanted to tag along “somewhere crazy” with his famous friend.
The witness added that he was acting very nice, but also seemed very arrogant.
When the group finished, he picked up the bill for everyone, and hit a nightclub where he “partied all night” and had a huge after-party with Connolly and “a ton of girls” at a hotel.
Michael Lohan is writing a tell-all book about his life including his famous daughter Lindsay and ex-wife Dina.
Lohan admitted that the book is to get one over on Dina-- but the focus will explain he became a “Bible-quoting minister, drug interventionist and successful business man.”
The book's working title is I Am Not Daddy Dearest ... If I Can Turn It All Around, You Can Too!
Mark Wahlberg appeared on Britain's "Graham Norton Show", and viewers say he seemed intoxicated.
The rapper-turned-actor sat on the TV host's lap and played with his nipples.
Wahlberg was also getting rather flirty with guest, Sarah Silverman.
One viewer tweeted, ‘On a scale of one to Mark Wahlberg, how drunk are you right now? #thegrahamnortonshow.’
The appearance even inspired a new expression for one funny Twitter user who wrote, ‘"I was absolutely Mark Wahlberg'd the other night" could be a legit saying now.’
A few weeks ago, Bill Maher made a late night TV joke about Donald Trump possibly being the son of an orangutan. He followed it up by asking Donald to provide his birth certificate to prove that he’s not, and if he did provide it, Maher said he would donate $5 million to charity.
Well, Donald provided the certificate and filed a lawsuit to force Maher to pay up.
The other night on Real Time, Maher blasted Trump for making a mockery of our legal system and said, “Donald must learn two things: what a joke is and what a contract is.”
Check out these crazy celebrity hook ups!
“Knocked up” and "Grey’s Anatomy” star, Katherine Heigl dated '90s heartthrob Joey Lawrence.
Anne Heche dated Steve Martin.
Pamela Anderson in 2006, dated Kim Kardashian's sex tape partner, Ray J.
TRL host Carson Daly dated Ashlee Simpson in 2003.
Before he married Beyonce, Jay-Z dated Rosario Dawson in 2000.
Funnyman Jack Black very briefly dated not so funny lady…Kathy Griffin.
Liam Neeson's relationship with Helen Mirren lasted four years in 1981
Check out the full list below.
The following stars once represented the golden arches:
Liberty Ross has moved on from her unfaithful husband, Rupert Sanders, to music honcho Jimmy Iovine.
Liberty and Jimmy were seen leaving a NYC hotel together. Sources say they've been dating for the past couple of weeks.
** Liberty filed for divorce from Rupert last month, 6 months after the movie director cheated on her with actress, Kristen Stewart.
~~Actress, Jennifer Aniston is 44 (Friends' Rachel Gellar, She's The One, Picture Perfect, The Good Girl, Bruce Almighty, Along Came Polly, Derailed, Rumor Has It, Friends With Money, The Break-Up, Marley and Me, He's Just Not That Into You, Management, Love Happens; many more)
~~Actor, Burt Reynolds is 77 (Deliverance, Longest Yard, Smokey & the Bandit, Semi-Tough, Hooper, The End, Cannonball Run, Win Lose or Draw, Evening Shade's Wood Newton, Boogie Nights, Bean, The Crew, Driven, Dukes of Hazzard movie (2005)
~~Former Alaska Gov., Sarah Palin is 49
~~Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is 60 (George W's brother; George HW's son)
~~Actress Tina Louise (Ginger on "Gilligan's Island") is 79.
~~Actor Matthew Lawrence ("Boy Meets World") is 33. (Mrs. Doubtfire)
~~Actor Taylor Lautner is 21. (Jacob in the "Twilight" movies)
~~'Homeland' star Damian Lewis is 42
~~English actress Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones"; "Captain America: The First Avenger") is 31
~~Actor, original 'Old Spice Man', Isaiah Mustafa is 39 (Horrible Bosses; Madea's Big Happy Family)
~~Actress, Q'orianka Kilcher is 23 (The New World)
~~Actor, Sonny Landham ("Predator") is 72 (48 Hours; Lock Up; The Last Stand)
~~Actress Catherine Hickland ("One Life to Live") is 57.
~~Actor Brice Beckham ("Mr. Belvedere") is 37.
~~Surfing legend Kelly Slater is 41MUSICALLY:
~~Singer Sheryl Crow is 51
~~Vocalist Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park and of Fort Minor) is 36.
~~Singer-actress Brandy ("Moesha") is 34.
~~Singer Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child) is 32.
~~Singer Aubrey O'Day (Danity Kane) is 29.
~~Singer, D'Angelo is 39
~~Singer, Leon Haywood is 71 (1975 hit single "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You", was sampled by Dr. Dre for 'Nuthin' But A G Thing')
~~Drummer David Uosikkinen (of The Hooters) is 57.
~~Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 74.
~~Musician Sergio Mendes is 72.
~~Singer Don Everly (The Everly Brothers) is 76
“Identity Thief” was the biggest movie in America over the weekend-- and it wasn’t even close.
The Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy opened in first place with $36.6 million… the most made over the weekend so far this year.
Last weekend’s number one “Warm Bodies” fell to second with $11.5 million and “Side Effects” opened in third with $10 million.
Top 10 Movies
1. Identity Thief, $36.6 million
2. Warm Bodies, $11.5 million
3. Side Effects, $10 million
4. Silver Linings Playbook, $6.9 million
5. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, $5.8 million
6. Mama, $4.3 million
7. Zero Dark Thirty, $4 million
8. Argo, $2.5 million
9. Django Unchained, $2.3 million
10. Bullet to the Head, $2 million
Bradley Cooper will star in a movie about former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who was shot and killed last week by a mentally ill Iraq war veteran.
Cooper has become an advocate for mental-health issues after starring in “Silver Linings Playbook,” and he will also produce the upcoming movie.
Kyle was killed at a shooting range in Texas, allegedly by Eddie Ray Routh, who’s been charged with murder.
Kyle and a friend, who was also slain, had taken Routh to the range to help him cope with PTSD.
Cooper’s production company last year bought the rights to Kyle’s book, “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History,” and will now re-work the script to include his death.
Justin Bieber gave a bouquet of roses to Whoopi Goldberg during his opening monologue on "Saturday Night Live" while hosting the show.
The 18-year-old singer sang a song about Black History Month during the monologue.
During some of the later sketches in the show, Justin was impersonated by cast members who were posing as his body doubles and he participated in a Californians sketch.
Bieber he hit the stage to perform an acoustic version of the Backstreet Boys "As Long As You Love Me".
A "Grease" sketch was a big hit of the night; with the Summer Nights fun and talk about 'sweater puppies.'
Then Justin played the president of the Miley Cyrus fan club, who just happens to hate... Justin Bieber.
Justin later sang, "Nothing Like Us", the song he wrote about his split with Selena Gomez.
And he apologized for “smoking weed!”
ShowBiz: TV News: CHRISTINA APPLEGATE NO LONGER "UP ALL NIGHT"... QUITS TV SHOW [2013-02-11 01:00:00]
Christina Applegate is leaving “Up All Night” after two seasons.
The actress released a statement saying that the show has taken a different creative direction and she decided it was best for her to move on to other endeavors.
Applegate was one of the main characters on the show. There is no word from NBC if the show will continue, or be canceled.
Simon Cowell banked some $90 million thanks to small screen favorites like "American Idol" and "The X Factor".
At a reported $3 million for each episode of "The Apprentice, Donald Trump continues adding to his earnings from his business to his books, and his growing line of Donald products.
Ryan Seacrest's biggest paycheck comes from "American Idol", which makes him $15 million per year. But he also produces "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", its spinoffs and "Shahs of Sunset".
Kim Kardashian has earned $18 million from reality TV.
Thanks to her "X Factor" hosting gig, Khloe Kardashian made some $11 million.
Britney Spears reportedly banked $15 million for her first and only season of "The X Factor".
Bethenny Frankel’s third and final season of "Bethenny Ever After" earned her a reported $40,000 per episode -- that's $600,000 in TV earnings alone.
Just from the sixth and final season of "Jersey Shore", Snooki made a reported $150,000 per episode, bringing her season earnings to just under $2 million.
Pauly D also banked just under $2 million from the final season of "Jersey Shore", but the reality star also earned a chunk of change from DJ gigs, averaging at $40,000 per show.
And at $750,000 per season, Nene Leakes makes the most out of all the "Housewives". And now she's got a new gig on "The New Normal".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show—James Spader, Lior Suchard, Far East Movement
Late Show with David Letterman— Bill O'Reilly, a Top Ten List presented by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue models, the Avett Brothers
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon— John Goodman, Carmelo Anthony, Gary Allan
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson—Julie Andrews, Grace Park
Last Call with Carson Daly-- Superhumanoids perform.
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'— Mindy Kaling, Carl Reiner, Family of the Year
Today Show— Naomi Campbell; actress Julianne Hough; Blake Shelton; Valentine's Day gifts.
Good Morning America— TBA
CBS This Morning— Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.); TV host Nancy O'Dell; former professional baseball player Mike Piazza.
Live With Kelly and Michael— Emmy Rossum, Jane Lynch
The View— Julianne Hough, Guillermo Diaz, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw
The Talk— Grace Park, Jill Blakeway
The Ellen DeGeneres Show— David Spade
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central—George Stephanopoulos
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central—Garry Wills
Chelsea Lately — Tim McGraw, Michael Yo, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Mo Mandel
CONAN, TBS — Don Cheadle, Bill Burr, Ed Sheeran
ARTIST WINS LEADERBOARD
The Black Keys - 3 wins (5 nominations) *plus the Producer Of The Year award for member Dan Auerbach
Gotye - 3 wins (3 nominations)
Jay-Z & Kanye West - 3 wins (4 nominations)
Skrillex - 3 wins (3 nominations)
René Clausen - 2 wins (2 nominations)
fun. - 2 wins (6 nominations)
Mumford & Sons - 2 wins (6 nominations)
Frank Ocean - 2 wins (6 nominations)
Carrie Underwood - 2 wins (2 nominations)
Best Alternative Music Album: "Making Mirrors", Gotye
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra
Best Rock Album: "El Camino", The Black Keys
Best Rock Song: "Lonely Boy," Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney
Best Country Song: "Blown Away," Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins and Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: "Pontoon," Little Big Town
Best Rap Song: "N****s In Paris," Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis and Kanye West
Best Rap Performance: "N****s In Paris," Shawn Carter and Kanye West
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Best R&B Album: "Black Radio", Robert Glasper
Best Dance/Electronica Album: "Bangarang", Skrillex
Best Dance Recording: "Bangarang", Skrillex featuring Sirah
Best Comedy Album: "Blow Your Pants Off", Jimmy Fallon
Best Reggae Album: "Rebirth", Jimmy Cliff
Best Long Form Music Video: "Big Easy Express" Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
Best Short Form Music Video: "We Found Love" Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Best Pop Solo Performance: "Set Fire to the Rain" Adele
Best Country Solo Performance: "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood
Song of the Year: "We Are Young," fun. and Janelle Monáe
Best Urban Contemporary Album: "Channel Orange", Frank Ocean
Best Rock Performance: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
Best Pop Vocal Album: "Stronger", Kelly Clarkson
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "No Church in the Wild," Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The Dream
Best Country Album: "Uncaged", Zac Brown Band
Best New Artist: fun.
Record of the Year: "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye & Kimbra
Album of the Year: "Babel", Mumford & Sons
Music News: Pop: VIDEO: CHRIS BROWN TOTALED HIS CAR, BLAMES THE PAPARAZZI [2013-02-11 01:00:00]
Chris Brown crashed his car into a wall in Beverly Hills over the weekend and told police officers he was trying to get away from aggressive paparazzi.
The crash came the night before the Grammy Awards, almost exactly four years after he assaulted Rihanna, which happened the night before the awards in 2009.
Chris told officers that photographers were chasing him right up until the crash. He wasn’t cited or arrested, but his black Porsche was towed away.
A rep for Chris said: "Chris Brown was in a car accident this afternoon after being ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi. He was in his vehicle by himself headed to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy for a Symphonic Love Foundation event when two vehicles cut him off. The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and agressively approached his vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles. Chris' vehicle was totaled due to this agressive pursuit by the paparazzi. He is okay. We plan on seeking criminal charges and holding them civilly liable."
Taylor Swift opened up the 2013 Grammy Awards with a white-and-red circus-themed performance of her hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and she seemd to take a jab at her British ex, Harry Styles.
In the middle of the tune, Taylor uses a British accent as she performs: "So he calls me up and he's like, 'I still love you,' and I'm like, 'I'm sorry, I'm busy opening up the Grammys'. And we're never getting back together, like, ever."
Bruno Mars & Rihanna's 2013 Grammy Tribute: Bob Marley's All-Star Set With Sting and Ziggy Marley!
The set kicked off with Bruno Mars doing "Locked Out of Heaven". Then Sting popped out and the duo transitioned into "Walking on the Moon" by The Police.
Finally, Rihanna and Marley's son, Ziggy Marley, joined them for "Could You Be Loved." The tribute had the entire Staples center on their feet (especially,Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, who were dancing throughout the entire set).
Chris Brown and Rihanna Cuddle... Fans Cringe
Chris Brown Disses Frank Ocean
Chris Brown was nominated for best urban contemporary album, and was caught by CBS' camera staying in his seat as the audience stood for the category's winner, Frank Ocean.
Brown and Ocean were involved in an altercation over a parking spot at a West Hollywood recording studio on Jan. 27.
According to US Weekly, Taylor Swift doesn’t like Carrie Underwood.
In fact, they dislike each other so much, they avoided each other at the Grammys last night.
A source said that Grammy producers were ordered to keep Taylor and Carrie "from crossing paths" at the show because "they hate each other!"
Taylor apparently feels Carrie is always rude to her, so she has decided to stay away as much as she can.
Justin Bieber saw fans camped out in line waiting for tickets to his "Saturday Night Live" show so he bought them all pizza.
After seeing his Beliebers braving wind, rain and freezing temperatures for the chance to see him perform, the "SNL" Twitter page wrote: "It's a standby line pizza party courtesy of @justinbieber and the awesome people on his team!"
There was also a pic of smiling fans holding a box of pizza.
Justin also Tweeted: "Everyone outside be safe. Enjoy the pizza ;) #BIEBERonSNL"
After weeks of rumors, Caesars Entertainment confirmed they are trying to get Britney Spears to go to Las Vegas for a gig at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
A spokeswoman said the company is in negotiations to get Britney on the Las Vegas Strip soon.
No comment from Britney or her camp.
Kelly Clarkson admitted she didn’t shave her armpits or legs and was "so not a girl" when she tried on wedding dresses.
She told People magazine she found her wedding dress during a visit to Vera Wang's boutique in West Hollywood, California, but dress shopping didn't go as she imagined.
She said: "I was in the changing room, and I looked at my armpits, and I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I look like a cave woman!' And then I took my pants off, and I was like, 'Oh my God, my legs match!' My nails looked like a hot mess; my eyebrows looked like bushes. I was so not a girl. I started tearing up because I'm like, 'This is not me. I'm usually not this gross. I'm just so busy!'"
Kelly said that the dress she chose is "nothing like a princess thing" and that it's more like her "personality in a dress--sweetly damaged. A little rock and roll. A little tattered."
Justin Bieber is making sure every one of his fans can see every tour he goes on for the rest of his career.
His manager, Scooter Braun, said: "The concerts sell out so quickly, which has really been a blessing. But Justin and I were talking about how there's so many kids out there who are in a position like he was growing up who don't have a lot of money, who aren't able to go to concerts. He wants to put each one of his tours for the rest of his career in theaters for at least one weekend so that kid can to the theater, pay their $10 and have that experience."
"This is more about just giving them the concert and letting all the kids around the world for one weekend go to the concert together and then go back home and go online and share their experience."
More details will be announced soon.
Adele is apparently very rich.
According to the UK's Sun, she makes about $65,000 a day. Company accounts show that she has $16.3 million in her pocket and $7.3 million that she's owed in royalties and “other payments”.
One Direction's Harry Styles admitted he "doesn't care" whether Taylor Swift writes songs about their breakup.
A source told Hollywood Life: "Harry doesn't care that songs are being written about him! If they are about him, he is in no rush to hear them. He's moved on. The only thing related to Taylor and him is that his band mates are joking with him that he is the next victim of her songs. He is taking everything in stride, and in his eyes, she can do whatever she wants."
Clive Davis used his pre-Grammy party to pay tribute to Whitney Houston on the one-year anniversary of her death.
Jon Voigt, Dianne Warren and David Foster hung out with Melanie Griffith, Johnny Depp Tyra Banks, Kelsey Grammer, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and more.
Joni Mitchell made a rare appearance and sat with Alice Cooper and Paul Stanley of Kiss. Miley Cyrus hung out at the patio a lot to smoke.
Frank Ocean, Carly Rae Jepsen, Miguel, The Lumineers, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, Ne-Yo and Katy Perry (with John Mayer) showed up.
Quincy Jones, The Foo Fighters, Jill Scott, Ciara, Brandy, Sting and wife Trudie Styler also attended.
The tribute of Whitney Houston's death started with a 1991 video of her "All the Man That I Need" before troops and their families at a Naval Air Station. It was from her first solo TV concert. Clive Davis talked about the 2012 party and thanked Sean "Puffy" Combs for the healing speech he delivered to mourning guests.
Houston's mother, Cissy, was a no-show after saying that she considered the invitation "the most obscene thing."
She said: "I don't know why they would want me to come to the party in which she died, you know? Unheard of. I guess maybe Clive just sent me a copy for remembrance sake."
The concert opened with DJ Afrojack's medley of "Take Over Control", "Turn Me On" and "As Your Friend".
Patti Smith did through "Gloria" and "People Have the Power".
Miguel performed "Sure Thing" and "Adorn", followed by The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love".
Usher sang "U Got It Bad" and "Climax", then turned things over to soulful British star Emeli Sandé.
Jennifer Hudson sang Gladys Knight's "Where Peaceful Waters Flow". Knight joined Hudson for a duet of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" then took over for a medley of her hits.
WARNING: One F-BOMB in below video.
Lady Gaga's debut-fragrance FAME has sold 30 million bottles since last year.
That gave Gaga the 8th spot on the list of most-successful perfume sellers ever and the second-highest celebrity perfume seller, after Elizabeth Taylor.
Gaga Tweeted: "Wow! FAME the fragrance had officially sold 30 million bottles and is the 8th most successful brand for the year! Thank you."
With so much going on, Beyonce's No. 1 priority remains 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
Beyonce says,: "She's my road dog. She's my homey, my best friend."
Of being a mother, Beyoncé says she feels "like I have something that has grounded me so much more. Family has always been important. I've always had my mother and my father and my husband. But it's just. ...life is so much more than. . . . It's not defined by any of this (fame)."
Soon after his Grammy Awards performance, Justin Timberlake released a new single off his upcoming album, "The 20/20 Experience".
The song is titled, "Mirrors".
Justin also confirmed that he would be going on tour soon, although he didn't reveal much more information about the shows he'll be doing, including the acts that would be joining him on tour.
Will Smith's daughter, Willow, decided to take a break from her career and dropped out of the new "Annie" musical, even after Will promised her she would get to be friends with Beyonce!
Will said: "Willow was supposed to be doing Annie. We got Jay-Z to do the movie and got the studio to come in. But Willow had such a difficult time on tour with 'Whip my Hair' and she said, 'You know Daddy, I don't think so.' I said, 'Baby, hold up! I said no, no, no. Listen, you'll be in New York with all of your friends and Beyonce will be there. You will be singing and dancing.' And she looked at me and said, 'Daddy, I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.'"
"I'm really learning through Willow the necessity that we have to snap ourselves back and refocus on the emotional needs of the people that we love. Someone's emotional needs can be very different from your dreams and what you think they should be doing and where they are supposed to be. The thing that had become very clear to me is the danger of a material world and focusing so hard on coming up with money or a house or a job. You focus so hard on those things, and sometimes you can lose focus on why you are doing it in the first place. The only reason to do any of that is to have love."
1. Born February 20, 1988 in St. Michael, Barbados -- her mom was an accountant and her dad worked as a warehouse supervisor.
2. After she arrived in the U.S. at age 16 to pursue a music career, she auditioned for Jay-Z and hours later was signed to Def Jam Records.
3. Growing up her mother wouldn't let her wear makeup, so it's ironic that she later landed a contract as a Cover Girl spokesmodel.
4. Is picky when it comes to eating and is said to dislike Mexican, Chinese, Japanese and Indian food. She also hates vegetables, but says she makes herself eat some of them to maintain a balanced diet.
5. Has turned down several offers to pose for Playboy, but has said she's not completely opposed to posing nude in the future if the photos are done "in a classy way."
Britney Spears's 2011 hit "Hold It Against Me" was inspired by Katy Perry's body.
Songwriter Bonnie McKee came up with the song while she was working with Katy in the studio and commenting on her good figure.
She said: "'Hold It Against Me' was a happy accident. It was actually inspired by Katy because I was writing with her at the time and I went in the other room where I was working on Britney in between."
"She came into the room in some tight, sexy little dress and I jokingly said, 'Damn Katy, if I told you you had a nice body would you hold it against me?' I was like, 'Bingo!' and I wrote that song. I don't think Britney knows about it. I never actually got to meet her when we worked on the album but she knows who I am, and she's been really sweet about praising me. Britney Spears is just all sex, all day. It's like, how many sexual innuendos can I come up with?"
Dame Shirley Bassey will make her first appearance at the Academy Awards this month. She is famous for having recorded the theme songs for the James Bond films "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Moonraker".
Bassey will perform at the show on February 24th, along with Adele, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.
The 76-year-old Brit has recorded more than 44 albums, has sold more than 135 million records and has performed in concert halls across the world.
The Academy Awards will air on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.