Celebrity Buzz: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood rock new video; Shia LaBeouf popped
BAD LADIES: And a trending video, per the Los Angeles Times, “ “Somethin' Bad," the just-released video for Miranda Lambert’s duet with Carrie Underwood, is heating things up online, much as the single has done on country radio — not surprising given the individual firepower of the two country stars. But the collaboration was anything but a slam dunk. There was a time after Lambert asked Underwood to join her on the track that she was convinced the answer would be no.
“ “I was nervous,” Lambert told Pop & Hiss recently. “After I sent her the track, she wanted to live with it for a few minutes, and rightly so.” For a few tense days, the 30-year-old Texan had convinced herself that Underwood wasn’t interested. Then came the reply. “She was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it!’ ” Lambert said.” http://lat.ms/1pH0bLU
LaBEOUF BUSTED: Play it again, Sam, per Variety, “Is Shia LaBeouf “Sorry” or just plain sorry? On Thursday night, the 28 year-old actor was arrested at the Broadway musical “Cabaret” in New York for raucous behavior. He was later booked and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal trespassing.
“Police said the “Transformers” actor was smoking inside the Studio 54 theater and acting “loud and disruptive” during the first act of the Tony-nominated musical starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming. Law enforcement officials handcuffed the thesp during intermission and escorted him out of the venue.” http://bit.ly/1yT25iO
MEANWHILE: There’s this, per TMZ, “Before Shia LaBeouf got arrested and thrown out of a Broadway show ... he argued with a homeless guy on the streets of New York ... over a hat. According to an eyewitness, a few hours before his arrest ... Shia confronted a homeless guy on the street. It appeared to the witness as if Shia thought the hat was his and Shia was trying to get it back.” http://bit.ly/1pHmh0S
DIGITAL KATY: And D.C., per The Hollywood Reporter, “On June 25, Katy Perry was presented with yet another award in her record-setting three-album career. The Recording Industry Association of America named Perry its highest-selling digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in a ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center.
“Perry currently boasts 72 million digital singles to her name, counting downloads and on-demand streams. She is the first artist to surpass 70 million and is currently 20 million ahead of any other artist. Her catalog contains 18 Gold, 16 Platinum and 56 multi-Platinum digital single awards.” http://bit.ly/1lw6pPu
THE VIEW: From them, per Us Weekly, “Who needs The View? Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy weren’t letting news of their shock departure from the popular daytime TV show get them down on Thursday, June 26, as they shared a snap of themselves, smiling brightly and posing with McCarthy’s finace Donny Wahlberg, via Instagram.
“. . .News of the co-hosts' departures broke on Thursday. "The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively," the network said in a statement to Us. McCarthy and Shepherd's departures leave Whoopi Goldberg as the sole remaining cast member, following the talk show creator, Barbara Walters' retirement in May. She still serves as the series' executive producer.” http://usm.ag/1iNbiEf
MEANWHILE: Reaction from the former resident conservative, per The Wrap, “Elisabeth Hasselbeck, now a host on “Fox and Friends,” gave an honest appraisal of her friend and former “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd‘s departure from ABC's daytime talk show. “I was shocked, in some ways,” Hasselbeck said, responding to an inquiry from her co-host, Brian Kilmeade.” http://bit.ly/1pWRIq2
COURTNEY COX: Engaged, per People, “Jennifer Aniston isn't the only former Friend who's on her way to the altar. Courteney Cox shared her happy news on Thursday night, Tweeting simply, "I'm engaged to him!" "Him" is her musician boyfriend of six months, Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid, 37.” http://bit.ly/1qhoaFk
HAIM: Of a new album, per Rolling Stone, “Fans may not have to wait long for Haim’s second album, as singer and guitarist Alana Haim revealed that the Los Angeles sister trio’s next LP is already underway. "This is the first time we’ve ever written on the road," she told BBC 6 Music at the Glastonbury Festival. "We’re going home in a month to start recording. I promise record two won’t come in six years - it’ll come very soon." ’’ http://rol.st/1iC5UnH
JEFF KOONS: Good read, per the New York Times, “There are so many strange, disconcerting aspects to Jeff Koons, his art and his career that it is hard to quite know how to approach his first New York retrospective, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s largest survey devoted to a single artist.
“First there are the notorious sex pictures from his “Made in Heaven” series of 1989-91, big paintings printed in oil inks on canvas that depict the artist in stagy foreplay, and beyond, with his wife then, the angelic Ilona Staller, known in her porn-star days as La Cicciolina. There is the automaton-like presence of the artist himself, as freakish as Andy Warhol, but far wordier, seemingly more extroverted and given to a slightly nonsensical Koonsspeak that casts him as the truest believer in a cult of his own invention. Like his art, he is completely sincere.” http://nyti.ms/UO5KhZ
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/1js9ThB