No Reunion Tour For 98 Degrees

Posted in Celebrity, Music on April 13, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Nick Lachey has confirmed that former boy band 98 degress will not be hitting the road for a summer tour this year.

A report by Rumorfix picked up traction from several outlets in late March after the band’s formerly stagnant website reportedly posted an update regarding a 15-city reunion tour. At the time, band member Jeff Timmons tweeted: “Look, you can never believe rumors, but I’d be open to it for sure!”

Lachey ended those rumors on Thursday, tweeting that he was “So psyched to see all the excitement for a 98 degree tour, but the only tour I’ll be doing this summer is at baby’s ‘r us!” The singer does appear to be open to the idea in the future, adding the hashtag “#neversaynever.”

98 Degrees is best known for their pop hits “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing” and “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).” The group released five albums, including one holiday disc, between 1996 and 2002. The band has yet to reunite over the past 10 years, but all have pursued additional projects.

Marc Anthony Files For Divorce From JLo

Posted in Celebrity, Music with tags , , , , on April 12, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Latin pop singer Marc Anthony has filed for divorce from singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, ending their seven-year marriage.

Anthony filed the petition under his real name Marco Muniz on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple announced in July that they were splitting up.

Anthony also filed for joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s 4-year-old twins, Max and Emme.

Nicki Minaj’s “Roman Reloaded” Debuts at No. 1

Posted in Music with tags , , , on April 11, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” is not a reissue of the original “Pink Friday” album — despite its confusing title. It’s an all-new release, led by its official first single “Starships.” The track has already sailed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album that “Roman Reloaded” replaces, Madonna’s “MDNA,” falls to No. 8 with 48,000 (down 86.7%) It debuted at No. 1 last week with 359,000. Its steep drop is the largest second-week percentage decline for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

It surpasses the record set by Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” when it fell 84.27% in its second week on the chart dated June 18, 2011. “Born This Way” bowed the previous frame at No. 1 with 1.11 million, and then sold 174,000 in its second week at the top of the chart.

Selena Gomez Talks New Album, New Ethan Hawke Movie

Posted in Celebrity, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

In an online video Q&A with her fans, Selena Gomez opened up about her edgier movie roles, including her next film with Ethan Hawke.

“I’m doing another movie called ‘The Getaway’ with Ethan Hawke. It’s really, really exciting,” she shared. “I go to Bulgaria and then I start filming. It’s more of an action movie, which is also different. So we’re doing that and then hopefully another movie, but that hasn’t really been confirmed yet. Then I’ll start working on my fourth album, which will be the best album I’ll ever do! But I’m just kind of halting music for a bit.”

She added that she’s “been really focused on more acting. For me it’s been fun to take risks and do things that are completely different. To be honest maybe some of you guys might not be comfortable with it. … I’m still the same person. Things that challenge me really excite me.”

Selena Gomez will also get the small-screen treatment on “Glee.” According to E! News, in the prom episode, shot last week, Lea Michele reportedly sings Selena’s track “Love You Like a Love Song.”

Nicki Minaj on Top of UK Charts

Posted in Celebrity, Music, Music news, New Music with tags , , , , on April 9, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Nicki Minaj scored her first U.K. bestseller as “Pink Friday — Roman Reloaded” opened at the top of the charts. The album now has the leading spot.

Minaj’s first album “Pink Friday” debuted at No. 34 in the U.K. in December 2010 and climbed as high as No. 16 last August. It’s still on this week’s Official Charts Company survey, falling 30-40, but is eclipsed by Minaj’s sophomore set, which opened at the summit ahead of Labrinth’s “Electronic Earth,” with Adele’s “21” leaps back up another place at No. 3.

Katy Perry Says Madonna Was Inspiration for “Part of Me” Film

Posted in Celebrity, Music with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

Katy Perry has cited Madonna as a big influence, especially on her “Part of Me” 3-D concert movie, which hits theaters July 5. Perry says the film was partially inspired by the Queen of Pop’s 1991 film “Truth or Dare.”

In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, the always-colorful starlet spoke about her upcoming big-screen adventure and how “Truth or Dare” led to its creation.

“Madonna is everything to me, and that movie is amazing, because it caught her at a time when she was a bit more vulnerable,” Perry said of the film, which chronicled the icon’s Blond Ambition Tour. “I wanted to do that too, to capture a snapshot of who I am now so that I can remind myself what I’ve lost if I ever do become totally jaded.”

On Tuesday, the trailer for the anticipated flick surfaced. In the two-minute preview, Katy’s rise to stardom remains a key theme of the film as flashback footage and photos of the singer’s younger days is shown.

Whitney Houston’s Final Autopsy Report Revealed

Posted in Uncategorized on April 5, 2012 by thebestmusicnow

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The final autopsy reports for late singer Whitney Houston have been confirmed and announced. The official cause of Whitney Houston’s death was recently announced as accidental drowning, and the L.A. County coroner released its final report Wednesday (April 4) that provides new details about Houston’s condition when authorities arrived on the scene at the Beverly Hilton on February 11.

According to the report obtained by People and E! Online, Houston complained of a sore throat so she decided to take a bath before getting ready for Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.

When Houston’s assistant returned to the hotel room after running an errand, the singer was face down in the bathtub in 13 inches of “extremely hot” water, which caused a burn on Houston’s back. When police arrived on the scene, they found an open bottle of champagne, bottles of prescription drugs and loose pills scattered about the room. In the bathroom, they found an ashtray with several cigarette butts and a small spoon with a “white crystal like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper.” The report also states that the white substance was found on a small mirror.

Kristy McCracken of the Beverly Hills Police Department wrote in her final report that she reasoned Houston “possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol” and noted a “bloody purge” coming out of Houston’s nose, as well as minor abrasions on her face, arms and legs.

Aside from the traces of cocaine, Benadryl, the muscle relaxer Flexeril, marijuana and Xanax found in the toxicology screening, the report cited Houston’s body as being “well built, muscular and fairly well nourished.”