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Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' To Resume Performances After Injury


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'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' To Resume Performances After Injury

Following fourth injury, the Broadway musical is canceling only its Wednesday matinee.
By Terri Schwartz


"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"
Photo: Marvel

After a fourth person was injured during the Broadway preview run of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the Wednesday matinee show has been postponed, but all subsequent shows will proceed as scheduled, a spokesperson for the production told MTV News.

Stunt double and aerialist Christopher Tierney, 31, was hurt on Monday during the final moments of a preview performance. The cable he was attached to snapped, and he fell approximately 8 to 10 feet. He was taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital with multiple broken ribs and substantial bleeding, BroadwayWorld.com reported. He is being held in serious but stable condition.

Rick Miramontez, the spokesperson for the $65 million musical, told MTV News that representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Actors Equity and New York State Department of Labor met with the "Spider-man" company on Tuesday (December 21) to discuss additional safety protocols to prevent more injuries.

"It was agreed that these measures would be enacted immediately," he said.

That agreement prevented the show from being delayed anymore than it already has been. Producers for "Turn Off the Dark" recently announced the opening of the musical would be delayed from January 11 to February 7. Previous injuries on the set included actress Natalie Mendoze being hit on the head with a rope and suffering a concussion.

The musical, a creative brainchild of "Across the Universe" director Julie Taymor and U2 band members Bono and The Edge, involves telling the story of Spider-man in a musical fashion and incorporates acrobatics and cable work so the actors can fly across the stage like Spidey with his web. The Edge explained to MTV News last month that "it's elements of rock and roll, it's elements of circus, it's elements of opera, of musical theater. It is so many different things, and when we started the process, we promised we'd do something that hasn't been done before. And really, we, I think, have managed to do that."

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Prince Brings The Party To New Jersey Concert


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Prince Brings The Party To New Jersey Concert

The Purple One delighted the Izod Center crowd at his Welcome 2 America Tour stop on Friday with a career-spanning set and some special guests.
By Hillary Crosley


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What man can make three-inch gold heels and a glittering top work? Only Prince, of course.

On Friday, the Purple One performed at New Jersey's Izod Center for his Welcome 2 America Tour before a packed crowd, seated well into the nose-bleeds. Drawing from his early catalogue, the icon began the show with a medley of "Let's Go Crazy" and "Delirious."

Working a stage shaped like the symbol he was "formerly known as," Prince strutted in a black suit detailed with gold trim while sporting his signature short haircut. His band included three background singers -- dressed in everything from feathers to polka dots -- a female bassist, two keyboardists and a drummer.

Maintaining the energy, the Minneapolis native kicked off "1999" with a question, "What'd y'all come to do . party?" Then, with a spotlight focused on him alone, Prince squealed a slow rendition of "Little Red Corvette" that sped up during each chorus only to smooth out again when it returned to the verses. Taking his jacket off, he threw the garment on the ground to reveal a bejeweled scarf slung around his neck as the fans screamed and the Grammy award winner disappeared below the stage.

In the following act, Prince, now wearing a mustard-colored silk pantsuit with a ruffled top, returned to the stage alongside ballerina . Copeland is the first African American female soloist in the American Ballet Theatre. As she twirled around the stage, the two created a sensual high-art version of "The Beautiful Ones," where each danced atop the stage's purple piano.

During "Controversy," famed funk saxophonist took the stage for a worthy solo as Prince directed the audience.

"I don't care what they told, wave your phones side to side!" he said, just before asking the crowd, "What shall we do? Can I do some for me?"

Breaking into "Take Me With You," as confetti began to pour from the ceiling and onto the stage, the singer and his band moved seamlessly into "Guitar," from Prince's 2007 LP, Planet Earth. The lights then dimmed and became purple as the band strummed the introduction to perhaps the biggest song of the artist's career, "Purple Rain." Walking around the stage, the petite performer encouraged his New York and New Jersey fans to sing the cut's bridge before he belted out the lyrics himself. As the song came to an end, Prince disappeared below the stage once again.

Talented drummer Sheila E then arose, flanked by a drum kit, as the Izod Center shook with applause. The "Krush Groove" star, sporting a sequin tank top, pants and over-the-knee boots, banged out her 1984 hit, "The Glamorous Life," before Prince joined in for their duet "Love Bizarre." To the delight of Sheila's enthusiasts, who were standing in their seats with excitement, she performed an impromptu drum solo and then Prince invited audience members to the stage for the Morris Day & the Time cuts "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Waving goodbye, Prince, Sheila and the band disappeared backstage.

But the crowd would not accept their departure.

Wooed by applause and cheers, Prince returned for an encore and ran through "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Insatiable" and "Scandalous" before finally wishing everyone a good night.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lauryn Hill Set To Perform String Of East Coast Concerts


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Lauryn Hill Set To Perform String Of East Coast Concerts

The reclusive singer will hit the stage for stops in Boston, New York and Miami beginning December 20.
By Rebecca Thomas


Lauryn Hill
Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Lauryn Hill is inching closer to a comeback. At this summer's Rock the Bells, the reclusive raptress emerged for four tour stops, giving front-to-back performances of her classic debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, almost a dozen years to the day after its release. Now, L-Boogie is set to meet her hungry public again with a grip of shows along the East Coast.

According to Brooklyn Vegan, Hill will hit Boston, New York and Miami for a string of shows beginning December 20. She'll make stops at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg at the end of the month, and the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on New Year's Day. The "Ex-Factor" singer will then resume the jaunt in the spring with a pair of performances in the Magic City as part of Miami's Jazz in the Gardens Festival. Tickets for the first trio of shows went on sale on Friday (December 10); no additional dates have been announced.

At this summer's Rock the Bells, Hill chuckled when we asked her about a due date for fresh material, but told MTV News, "We're getting closer. That's all I can say."

The ex-Fugees frontwoman, who became something of a voice for a generation of pre-millennium girls drawn to her cerebral brand of rap&B, shunned the limelight not long after the jaw-dropping success of her debut. But in August, she remarked that the industry had changed in recent years, adding that she was feeling sparked by how eclectic music in the age of MP3s was sounding.

"You got a lot of young talent out there," Hill observed. "Because we don't necessarily have the same sort of industry complex that used to exist, people don't always give, I want to say, proper respect to. But they're doing it in a really kind of unusual, unique and hard-core way."

Lauryn Hill tour dates, according to Brooklyn Vegan:

» 12/20 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
» 12/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
» 1/1 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
» 3/19 - Miami, FL @ Jazz in the Gardens Festival
» 3/20 - Miami, FL @ Jazz in the Gardens Festival

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Teaser For Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Video Released


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Teaser For Michael Jackson's 'Hold My Hand' Video Released

A 30-second preview of MJ's duet with Akon promises epic images.
By Gil Kaufman


Michael Jackson
Photo: Ebet Roberts/ Redferns

It's hard enough to finish a song by a noted perfectionist such as Michael Jackson after the singer's death, but the challenge of filming a video for the first posthumous single from the most celebrated video maker in music history has got to be even more daunting.

So MJ fans must have been eager to check out a 30-second teaser of the clip for the Akon collaboration "Hold My Hand," that was posted on Jackson's website over the weekend, just over a week before the King of Pop's first posthumous studio album, Michael, is slated to hit stores.

The quick-cut preview opens with Jackson, bathed in a spotlight on stage and dressed in a black leather jacket, black pants and a gold lame unitard, blowing a kiss to unseen fans and spreading his arms wide. With the song's swelling, cinematic strings and Jackson and Akon's vibrant vocals on the chorus pumping behind, we then see a succession of images, including a mother holding a smiling baby, MJ on stage during his prime, a lit-up Ferris wheel, a grade-school girl stretching her arms toward the sun, a baby in a diaper learning how to walk and the track's title graffitied on a cement wall.

The action then moves inside to a dark venue, as a blinding light emerges in the distance from the point of view of an ecstatic, clapping crowd. It quickly becomes clear that the audience is awaiting Jackson's arrival on stage, as his unmistakable profile appears in shadow on the curtain. More quick cuts reveal a b-girl in a gold lame top busting a few moves while swinging chains and a child MJ impersonator shuffling his feet amid classic images of Jackson on stage at various points in his career.

Those clips are then interspersed with shots of a huge chorus singing the song's refrain while waving their arms in the air on a set that looks like a reservoir or a dam. The teaser ends with a montage of children's hands and a close-up of a grand piano cued to the tune's haunting keyboard break.

The duet with Akon was recorded in 2007 and, as a message on MJ's site points out, "a handwritten note from Michael belonging to his estate indicated his desire that 'Hold My Hand' be the first single on his next project."

After an unfinished version leaked in 2008, Akon recently went back into the studio to complete production on the track.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore Salute Troops At 'VH1 Divas'


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Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore Salute Troops At 'VH1 Divas'

Keri Hilson, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals rock tribute-show stage.
By Matt Elias


Keri Hilson, Grace Potter, Kathy Griffin, Jennifer Nettles, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry onstage during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops"
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Who says there's no room for divas in the military? On Friday night, VH1 brought out the big guns in female music — plus their male backed bands — for "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops," taped at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Paramore, Sugarland and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals all performed for the troops, along with special celebrity appearances.

Set in a large air hangar, hostess Kathy Griffin made a grand entrance atop a missile flanked by Marines, wearing nothing but a camouflage bikini. She set the tone for the night by reading the official USO rules for entertainers, and then proceeded to break every single one. Of course, the sharp-tongued comedian pointed out the divas that couldn't be there: Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber. "Turns out he's a dude," Griffin joked.

The night's first performance actually took place across the globe. Paramore taped their portion at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Hayley Williams (rocking cotton candy-colored hair) and company belted out "The Only Exception."

Back in San Diego, the show really got started with pop pinup Katy Perry. Hanging from a harness that looked like an American flag parachute, Katy floated over the crowd while performing "California Gurls." Decked out in full patriotic gear, Katy followed with "Teenage Dream" and "Hot and Cold."

Next up were Sugarland, who were introduced by supermodel Marissa Miller and a special serviceman, Sugarland vocalist Jennifer Nettles' brother. The country duo performed "Stuck Like Glue" with MC Lyte, and continued with "Tonight" and "All I Want to Do."

Griffin returned with the biggest crowd favorites, "Jersey Shore" stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Griffin dubbed Snooki "Agent Orange" and made Mike agree to stay away from grenades. But really, they were there to introduce one of the standout performers of the night: newcomers Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

Grace and her band started with the opening licks of the "Top Gun" theme song — after all, this was the same base where the classic '80s flick was filmed. Decked out in a shimmery short dress and commanding a creamy flying V guitar, Grace jumped into "Paris (Ooh La La)" and "Medicine" before being joined by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart for their classic "Crazy on You." They closed out the set with a rousing rendition of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."

Next was Nicki Minaj, straight from the pages of an anime comic book. Rocking a curly pink wig, red and blue graphic dress and matching mint-green leggings and heels, the diva MC tore through her Pink Friday hits "Moment 4 Life," "Right Thru Me" and "Roman's Revenge."

But before Nicki was finished she was joined by Perry for a playful performance of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Following the cover theme, Paramore were back in Kuwait with an epic rendition of the Foo Fighters' anthem "My Hero."

Keri Hilson kept the energy high with an aggressive performance of "Turning Me On," following with "Knock You Down" and "Pretty Girl Rock." She then joined Sugarland to cover Aretha Franklin's "Think."

Perry closed out the show in true diva form, with an explosive performance of "Firework," complete with a massive spectacle of, well, fireworks. She dedicated the song to everyone serving in the military around the world. And just at that moment the camera spotted a Marine hoisting a sign that read "Katy, you're our firework."

"VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" airs Sunday, December 5, on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jamie Foxx Recruits Justin Timberlake, Drake For Best Night Of My Life


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Jamie Foxx Recruits Justin Timberlake, Drake For Best Night Of My Life

Rick Ross, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. and Ludacris are also on the December 21 album.
By Gil Kaufman


Jamie Foxx
Photo: David Livingston/ Getty Images

When Jamie Foxx throws a party, you can be sure he's going to have a star-studded guest list. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with a new studio album from the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning double threat, on which he brings his A-list pals along for the ride?

Slipping in just under the 2010 wire on December 21 will be Foxx's third studio album for J Records, Best Night of My Life, led by the first single "Fall for Your Type" featuring Drake. According to his label, the follow-up to Foxx's multiplatinum 2008 album Intuition, which spawned the club staple "Blame It," will feature his same patented mix of R&B ballads and club tracks.

Among the songs on the 15-track album are "Best Night of My Life" (featuring Wiz Khalifa), "Living Better Now" (featuring Rick Ross), "Freak" (featuring Rico Love), "Hit It Like This," "Yep Dat's Me" (featuring Ludacris and Soulja Boy Tell'em), "Gorgeous," "15 Minutes," "Sleeping Pill," "Rejoice," "All Said and Done" and the hidden bonus track "Sex on the Beach."

Foxx recently promised "Extra" that "there's a song on there for every woman," making sure his favorite constituency knows he hasn't forgotten about them.

The album will also feature "Winner," which MTV reported in March will celebrate a reunion of T.I. and Justin Timberlake, who were last heard together on Tip's "Dead and Gone."

The track was leaked last year with just JT and Foxx's voices on it, but just as he was prepping for release from prison earlier this year, the new version with T.I.'s verse hit New York radio. "I'm the fresher, go ask whoever that," Tip raps on the song. "King back, money long as an old Cadillac." It's unlikely the trio will be able to perform the song live anytime soon, though, as the King of the South is back behind bars for 11 months for a probation violation.

Among the producers who worked on Foxx's new album are Eric Hudson (Trey Songz, Brandy), Bink! (Kanye West, Rick Ross), Danja (Snoop Dogg, Pink), Rico Love (Beyoncé, Usher), Noah "40" Shebib (Drake, Lil Wayne) and Malay & KP (Fantasia).

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Grammy Nominations 2011 ANNOUNCED!


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Grammy Nominations 2011 ANNOUNCED!

See who picked up the most Grammy nominations this year. Did your favorite artist get a shot?

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