BEYONCE SURPASSES $100 MILLION MARK IN TICKET SALESBillboard Biz has reported that Beyonce has surpassed the $100 million mark in ticket sales. The site said, "Beyonce earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking with $44.9 million in box office grosses from her fall tour through cities in Latin America and Australia, taking the "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour past the $100 million mark in box office sales since launching in April. The overall gross from the ongoing tour is $104.3 million from more than 883,000 sold tickets at 59 performances, based on box office stats reported to Billboard." The site continued, "Kicking off on April 15 in Serbia, the tour played 23 venues in Europe and 24 in North America through the end of August before beginning tour legs in Latin America and Australia in early September."
The top-grosser of Bey's 19-concert trek this fall were her four shows in Sydney, Australia. The singer earned $9.4 million at the box office, topping revenue from performances by Pink, Bruce Springsteen and One Direction. FAMED ARCHAEOLOGIST CALLS BEYONCE 'RUDE' Famed archaeologist, Zahai Hawass has said that he didn't allow Bey to tour the pyramids of Egypt because she was "rude." Hawass told the publication The Independent, "She said she would come at 3pm but she came late. I said 'You have to say I'm sorry I'm late.' But she didn’t open her mouth."
He added, "I brought a photographer and she also had a photographer and a guard. When my photographer started to shoot, he said 'No, Stop! I am the one who says yes or no, not you.' I said 'In that case since you almost hit my photographer and you are not polite -- out! I am not giving you the privilege of having you on my tour.' I said Beyonce was stupid and I left." Back to top
CHRIS BROWN'S REQUEST TO NOT ATTEND D.C. COURT HEARING APPROVEDThe judge in Chris Brown's D.C. assault case has approved his request to not attend the court hearing. TMZ has reported that Breezy asked the judge to allow him to not attend court today (November 25th), so that he can stay in inpatient anger management rehab. Breezy's lawyer, Mark Geragos filed the legal docs asking the judge for the break. Apparently, D.C. criminal courts require a defendant to be present, even in misdemeanor cases.
The singer has been ordered to stay put at the rehab facility for 90 days. Back to top
JAY Z CHEATED ON BEYONCE WITH BELGIAN MODEL?
There's a rumor going around that Jay Z allegedly cheated on Beyonce with a Belgian model. According to Sandrarose, Jay Z routinely spends and untold amount of cash on discreet women who are paid for their silence. Rumor has it that Beyonce had a baby to pressure Jay Z to leave other women alone.
According to The UK Mirror, the Belgian, model Claudia Scheelen, 27, said that Jay spent $8,000 on champagne while partying with her in Antwerp's Magic nightclub last month. She told publication, "I was with my girlfriends and he sent over a drink to us – he had this huge bottle of Ace of Spades champagne, it must have been six or ten liters. "He told me ‘I’ve been all over the entire world, but the girls in Antwerp are the prettiest girls.’"
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- She added, "He did’t mention Beyonce or Blue once."
NIALL HORAN HONORED WITH MUSEUM IN HOMETOWNRumor has it that Niall Horan of One Direction is set to have his own museum. According to The Sun, the 1D star reportedly gave his local council permission to set up a tribute in his honor. The singer's local councillor, Aidan Davitt said, "Of course we want to honor one of our leading lights. Niall is always promoting Mullingar around the world and has said it's something he would support, as did his mother Maura. Fans come here every day looking for Niall's house - they also go to Tesco looking for his dad Bobby - so it would be great to have somewhere for them to go." Davitt added, "Niall would be the star of the show as our most famous son. We would love to get some of his items to display there for fans, as well as interactive footage of his performances around the town."
The museum is said to pay tribute to several musicians from the area, but it will focus on Niall. It is expected to open in the summer of 2014. Back to top
SELENA GOMEZ TALKS FIRST WORLD TOURSelena Gomez has given the inside scoop on her first-ever world tour. The singer told E! News, "It's my first world tour, so actually being able to experience these places while I'm there alone, all by myself, it's great. I feel like a big girl." She then mentioned that once the tour is over, she's going to focus on acting, saying, "I'm gonna take some time for myself and get back into movies."
Selena later gushed about being a big sister, adding, "Gracie is five-months-old, she's adorable. I'm obsessed with her and becoming a big sister . . . I know I've had the responsibility to be a role model for girls but, when you have a little sister of your own, you kinda think, 'OK, this is legit.'" Back to top
BRITNEY SPEARS' NEW ALBUM PROJECTIONS AREN'T VERY HIGHReports have said that Britney Spears' upcoming album, Britney Jean may have a lukewarm debut. Hits Daily Double has predicted that the album may sell between 150,000 to 200,000 units in the first week. And apparently, that isn't very well considering Britney's past debuts. Although the singer's first album, ....Baby One More Time debuted at number one with 121,000 units in the first week, her other six albums all debuted at more than 200,000 units in the first week.
Britney Jean is scheduled to hit stores on December 3rd. Back to top
KANYE WEST SEEKING ROYALTIES FROM NIKEKanye West has revealed that he has not received the royalties from his Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. In a D.C. radio interview, Ye said, "Man, just not making decisions for myself and making sure I made decisions for my family. Like if it’s for myself, I would have been cool just sitting in Nike not getting no royalties. Letting people line up for the Yeezy's and not -- you know. When I’m having negotiations and then I go and look in my daughter’s eyes and when I go and negotiate after that I’m like ‘Oh y’all ain’t finna talk to me like that. We finna get this money right.'" According to the Daily News, Ye's sneaker collab with Nike that was released back in 2009, followed by the release of the Air Yeezy 2 sold for as much as $80,000.
Ye is set to release a new pair of Yeezy 2's called the "Red Octobers," however a release date has not been unveiled as of yet. Meanwhile, rumor has it that Kanye has signed a new deal with Adidas and their Y-3 Line. Back to top
LADY GAGA SPILLS THE BEANS ON BOYFRIEND, TAYLOR KINNEYLady Gaga has called her boyfriend, Chicago Fire star, Taylor Kinney a hidden weirdo. During the singer's interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show -- which is set to air today (November 25th), she said, "Well, he's a hidden weirdo. He is extremely strange, actually, and we complement each other's weirdness. That's actually one of the first things he ever said to me. It's a Dr. Seuss quote that you find in someone else a compatible weirdness. And it was one of the first things he's said to me. It was so...and you know it's funny. The first time he met me it was one the set of the 'You & I' video." Gaga continued, "So I've got these pins sticking out of my head and I'm wearing cork and I got no hair and I'm bald. And I mean, why he found me attractive just completely behooves me. And we were in the middle of this scene and I remember that he kissed me and it wasn't scripted for him to kiss me and I was sort of like was, 'Um, you know, was that real or was that fake?' And he didn't really say anything and that was fine by me and we kept filming. And you know, at the end of the day he's my best friend and having your lover be your best friend. I mean, it's the best thing ever. It's the best thing I can say about it."
She added, "We're boys. I wear his flannels, we eat pizza, we watch TV and then I play him my next single and ask him if he likes it. And that's our normal life." Meanwhile, Gaga has been announced as the face of Versace's Spring 2014 campaign. The brand took to their Twitter account and wrote, "#Versace proudly confirms @LadyGaga as the face of SS14 campaign shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott #VersaceLovesGaga." Back to top
MILEY CYRUS' HOME BURGLARIZED JUST BEFORE HER 21ST BIRTHDAYMiley Cyrus' house was burglarized this weekend right before her 21st birthday. The LAPD confirmed to E! News that a victim -- whom they couldn't confirm to be Miley, discovered that property was missing from the home at around 4:30 p.m. on Friday (November 22nd). The incident apparently occurred sometime in the afternoon, but no one was injured and there were no signs of forced entry.
The investigation is ongoing. MILEY CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH FOUR BEST FRIENDS In other news, the singer celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday (November 23rd) and apparently she spent it with her four dogs. Miley tweeted a picture of the pups with a caption that said, "All I could want on my birthday."
Miley's dad, Billy Ray Cyrus also dropped about $24,000 on a new set of wheels for his daughter. According to TMZ, he bought her a Can Am Spyder with custom Miley flair. Back to top
SHAKIRA PREPS FOR NEW ALBUMShakira has opened up about her forthcoming album. The singer told Elenco magazine, "I figured out how to make songs again with attitude, more rock and roll sounding, the kind of sound I first began experimenting with during the first stage of my musical career. Of course, evolving and hopefully making progress."
She added, "I am happy with this (new) material. It took me some time to reach it, with some interruptions, the pregnancy." Back to top
QUICKIESBRUNO MARS' FIRST HIT TOPS SIX MILLION MARK: Bruno Mars' first hit record, "Just The Way You Are" from back in 2009 has sold it's 6 millionth copy this week. According to That Grape Juice, the record is certified two times Platinum in the U.K. and six times Platinum in the U.S. JOSH GROBAN LISTS MALIBU MANSION: Singer Josh Groban has placed his Malibu mansion on the market. According to Radar Online, the abode has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a game room and a kitchen with an island and a breakfast nook. The 37-year-old Tuscan-inspired home also sits on 1.8 acres. Josh purchased the home back in 2005 for $4.125 million, but he is selling it for $5.475 million. 'GQ''S LEAST INFLUENTIAL LIST REVEALED: Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and President Obama are among some of GQ's picks for the "Least Influential" celebs of 2013. According to the mag, Miley came in at number six for "basically trying every inane strategy she could think of to rile up America’s few remaining pearl clutchers." Meanwhile, President Obama is number 17 for not getting anything done. Bieber landed at number four for being "a little sh*t for pissing in buckets and cursing out Bill Clinton and writing the exact wrong thing in the guest book at the Anne Frank house and spitting on people and having your monkey confiscated." REPORT: 'SPOTIFY' VALUE WORTH $4 BILLION: According to the Wall Street Journal, Spotify has reportedly been valued at $4 billion after securing $250 million in financing for global expansion. The music service's current value has given it's rival Pandora competition as Pandora is currently worth $5.7 billion. The service has about 24 million active users. Back to Top