Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift 'Believe' in new collaboration
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon collaboration with the pop-culture world finds, well, a collaboration, another collaboration, many other things, and the mystery music video.
TAYLOR BIEBER: Or perhaps Justin Swift, per Vulture, “So far, the big names rumored for Justin Bieber's new album include Kanye, Drake, his mentor Usher, Big Sean, and maybe even Lil Wayne. How many more very famous musicians can young Bieber crowd onto Believe? One, at least: Biebz told the U.K.'s Capital FM that noted "Baby" fan and Punk'd victim Taylor Swift contributed to the album as well.” http://bit.ly/HzoYL4
MEANWHILE: Man, Taylor gets around, per PerezHilton, “Rapper B.o.B.'s track with Taylor Swift has been leaked and will appear on B.o.B.'s forthcoming album, Strange Clouds, due out May 1! Take a listen to the single for yourself.” http://bit.ly/I61KOL
POTUS DECIDES: So, Mr. President, are you a Kanye guy or a Jay-Z guy? Per The Atlantic, “The president smiles. “Jay-Z,” he says, as if the answer should be obvious. When it comes to the most meaningful pop-cultural divide of the moment, the question of whether you prefer Kanye West or Jay-Z—the top two hip-hop artists in the world, who recently joined forces for a national mega-tour called Watch the Throne—Barack Obama is clearly a Jay-Z guy.” http://bit.ly/HCQ1e4
REBUTTALS ALREADY STREAMING IN: After all, it’s quite the charge, per TheWrap, “Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is accusing Mel Gibson, his recent collaborator on a movie about Jewish revolt, of “hating Jews” and using him to deflect his anti-Semitic reputation.” http://bit.ly/IxWWTB
WINNING: OK, OK. It’s a tired line. Anyway, per TV Line, “Charlie Sheen thinks his ex-wife Denise Richards is in need of some Anger Management. Sheen has tapped his former spouse to guest star in his new FX comedy series, which is set to debut June 28 with back-to-back episodes.” http://bit.ly/HETe8P
FOR THE ANIMALS: Pun intended, per toofab, “Lisa Edelstein has lost her scrubs! The former "House" star is the latest to get naked for PETA -- stripping it all off to pose with a ton of vegetables for a "Eat Green to Go Green" ad.” http://bit.ly/IXXuhT
A NAKED NO: Sorry, comrades. Not gonna happen, per Offbeat China, “What is the biggest difference between Titanic 1997 and Titanic 2012 except for the 3D part? Well…in China, while Jack was able to draw a portrait of Rose’s naked body in 1997, he will only end up with a neck-and-above close-up in 2012. China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television decided to censor out painting scenes that reveal Rose’s naked body.” http://bit.ly/HusK9w
KRAFTWERK: The latest presentation began Tuesday and runs through the 17th, but it’s sold out. Even so, an informative read, per the Museum of Modern Art, “Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the Museum's Marron Atrium. . . Their compositions, which feature distant melodies, multilingual vocals, robotic rhythms, and custom-made vocoders and computer-speech technology, almost single-handedly created the soundtrack for our digital future.” http://bit.ly/I60ScK
SEND LAWYERS, GUNS AND ROSES: And get me out of this. Axl just can’t bury the haxl and make nice, per the Los Angeles Times, which “received a letter from Guns N' Roses co-founder Axl Rose, through his publicist, announcing his decision to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday in Cleveland. Written under the greeting, "To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N' Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern," Rose explained specifically why he was declining his induction into the Cleveland music institution.” http://lat.ms/HEApm2
LAKERS/CELTICS: Rather, “Magic/Bird” at the Longacre Theatre, per the New York Times, “Written by Eric Simonson and directed by Thomas Kail, the team behind the modest popular hit “Lombardi,” about the celebrated football coach Vince Lombardi, “Magic/Bird” represents another workmanlike attempt to colonize a small patch of Broadway for the underserved straight male constituency, which now has something to drag wives and girlfriends to in exchange for attendance at, say, “Wicked.” http://nyti.ms/HCVpOi
REALLY, KIRK?: This is pretty funny, per Radar, “A group of former child stars of the 80s and 90s have teamed up for a hysterical PSA spoof on the comedy website Funny or Die, lampooning the recent homophobic comments made by Kirk Cameron.” http://bit.ly/HDbofu
JAMMIN’: Not-so-retro Rasta, per the AP, “The Bob Marley documentary "Marley" will stream on Facebook simultaneously during its theatrical opening, a signal that social media may also play a role in shifting movie release windows. The film will be available for a $6.99 rental beginning April 20th, the day it opens in theaters.” http://apne.ws/IiEETX
DAYS OF GREEN: Three of them, no less, per Consequence of Sound, “How does Green Day plan to follow up two straight concept albums? With a trilogy. According to an issued press release, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! will be released by Reprise Records on September 25th, November 13th, and January 15th, respectively.” http://bit.ly/IDUSLb
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/HzurpX
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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