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According to the latest entertainment news, SELENA GOMEZ had been forced to cancel her upcoming shows in Russia after the country allegedly bans her for supporting gay rights.
Some bad news for you Russian fans.
Just days before the 21-year-old American singer was scheduled to perform at Russia’s St. Petersburg (September 21) and Moscow’s Olimpiisky Stadium September 25), she has no choice but to cancel the concerts after the country refused to grant her a visa.
As for why, it is reportedly rooted in her support for gay rights.
The Moscow Times reports:
“Gomez failed to secure a Russian visa after the government tightened the visa regime for foreign musicians in response to Madonna‘s and Lady Gaga‘s decisions to openly support gays during their shows in Russia last year, the organizers told RIA Novosti.”
According to the outlet, Russian conservatives continue to ban the promotion of “nontraditional sexual relationships” to minors by actually filing lawsuits against international performers who support them.
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Hollywood celebrity gossip reports that *NSYNC are going to “reenact their greatest videos in a medley” for their rumored MTV Video Music Awards performance this Sunday.
It’s really happening!
A day after they joined Twitter, we finally hear that *NSYNC will in fact be reuniting on stage-for the first time in 10 years-at tonight’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards… and it’s going to make you feel very nostalgic!
According to a report by Us Weekly, the disbanded group will be performing their hits like “Bye Bye Bye” before Justin Timberlake accepts an award. A source reveals to the magazine:
“They will reenact some of their greatest videos in a medley. Then Justin will sing his new song ‘Take Back the Night’ and get his [Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award].”
The former members have refused to address the question directly, but Joey Fatone‘s father caved and confirmed the rumor. Joseph Fatone Sr. told Radar Online:
“They’re doing a performance. I think it’s exciting. I couldn’t even say why [Joey]’s doing it though. Why, at this point in his life. Now he’s his own man.”
“It’s more to the face that MTV has made then all somewhat of stars, and also made Justin a star.”
So, will you be watching out for *NSYNC at tonight’s VMAs?
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Entertainment news has learned that JOHN MAYER and KATY PERRY have finally debuted their first ever recorded duet, “Who You Love.”
Bring on the cheese!
Just a few days after it was announced that Katy Perry will be featured in John Mayer‘s new song, “Who You Love,” the reunited musical couple have released it online.
The sweet song, which will be included in Mayer‘s upcoming album “Paradise Valley,” has the pair trading verses and singing “you love who you love who you love.”
Listen to it below:
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In recent Hollywood news, WENTWORTH MILLER has admitted that he tried to commit suicide several times when he was young… due to the hardships of keeping his sexual orientation a secret.
One month after officially coming out as a gay man to the public, the actor has once again opened up about his personal struggles with being gay, and how it led to him attempting to commit suicide on multiple occasions when he was a teenager.
Speaking at Saturday’s Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle, Miller shared:
“The first time that I tried to kill myself, I was 15. I waited until my family went away for the weekend and I was alone in the house and I swallowed a bottle of pills.”
The “Prison Break” star continued:
“When someone asked me if that was a cry for help, I said no, because I told no one. You only cry for help if you believe there’s help to cry for. I wanted out.”
At the height of his fame as tattooed hottie Michael Scofield, Wentworth was constantly hounded by gay rumors, but he denied them. He also revealed that had “multiple opportunities to speak” out about his sexual orientation, but “chose not to.”
The actor explained:
“When I thought about the possibility of coming out and how that would impact me and the career I worked so hard for, I was filled with fear.”
It wasn’t until last month, of course, when he finally saw an opportunity to come out of the closet-it was after he received an invitation to the St. Petersburg Film Festival in Russia, which he declined due to the country’s strong anti-gay stance.
“I thought, ‘Let me be to someone else what no one was to me.'”
Watch videos of Wentworth‘s moving speech HERE.
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No Doubt has just pulled their “Looking Hot” music video off their newest album for allegedly being offensive to Native Americans.
After being album-less for more than a decade, No Doubt finally gave birth to another album titled “Push and Shove” last September 21 and they also released a music video for its third single, “Looking Hot.”
Unfortunately, the American rock band had to pull their latest video out-which featured two-time mom, Gwen Stefani, and her band mates with headdresses and teepees-on Saturday after it received criticisms for being offensive to Native Americans.
No Doubt stated on their official website:
“As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history.”
The band continued:
“Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately.”
“The music that inspired us when we started the band, and the community of friends, family, and fans that surrounds us was built upon respect, unity and inclusiveness. We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video.”
Finally, they concluded:
“Being hurtful to anyone is simply not who we are.”
No, erm, doubt about that…
Let’s hope they come up with a replacement music video soon!
Check out the cancelled vid below:
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First, a lux Beverly Hills makeup company named Chroma threatened to sue the reality stars for stealing their name and now, another cosmetics company called Kroma is following suit.
The thing is, the second one-Kroma without the “H”-claims they’ve already trademarked the name since January, this according to documents they filed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
TMZ reports the Kroma (no “H”) people were “pissed” and has already sent a cease and desist letter to stop the Kardashians from using the name.
As for the Kardashians’ own attempt to trademark their Khroma Beauty name (with the “H”), the site also reports the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office “rejected” their request in September because it was “too similar” to Kroma (no “H”).
Kroma reportedly met with the Kardashians to settle the issue but did not come to an agreement so the former is reportedly “exploring its legal options.”
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The newly single singer-songwriter, who is infamous for writing songs about her exes, has reportedly reached the top spot in Billboard Top 200 and has had the highest number of albums sold in just 7 days with her latest album.
In short, no other album has sold as much as far back as a decade, when Eminem released his 2002 album, “The Eminem Show.” Both artists sold more than 1 million copies, with Taylor being short of just .114 million from the rapper’s sales.
After all, “Red’ sold as much as 465,000 electronic copies and reached the #1 spot on iTunes alone within 36 minutes of its release last October 22.
If that’s not enough excuse to grab a copy, we don’t know what is!
Check out Taylor performing her biggest single from “Red,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”:
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