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Pink, Selena Gomez Fight Over Pink Ponies
Selena Gomez was spotted using pink-painted ponies while shooting the music video for her latest single, "Love You Like a Love Song," in California yesterday, and another pop star, Pink has spoken out against the act. "If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame," Pink posted on Twitter on Thursday (May 19). After Gomez's fans reportedly defended the pop singer, Pink later added, "Whether u r a fan of mine or whomEVER'S, i won't stop speaking out about animal cruelty.i've taken responsibility in the past,so should she." ( Pop Eater)
"Glee" Finale Songs Hit the Web
The tracks that will be featured on "Glee's" season finale, "New York," have hit the web. Some highlights include Charice singing "As Long As You're There," Rachel and Finn tackling "Pretending," and the All Girls' Show Choir taking on "Yeah!" (Oh No They Didn't!)
Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley Form Supergroup
Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman have teamed up for a new supergroup called Super Heavy. "It's different from anything else I've ever been involved in," Jagger of the project, which began 18 months ago. "The music is very wide-ranging - from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu." ( Rolling Stone)
Diddy Changes Name to 'Swag'
Diddy, whose Twitter handle used to read @iamdiddy, has changed his name to @iamswag. "Allow me to reintroduce myself- I AM SWAG," the rapper formerly known as Puff Daddy and P. Diddy posted on Twitter Thursday night. (@iamswag)
Foo Fighters Performing at MTV Movie Awards
After Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco were announced as performers at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, the Foo Fighters have joined the bill for the June 5 ceremony. The rockers recently notched their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, "Wasting Light," and will headline Lollapalooza later this summer. ( MTV)
Ricardo Villalobos to Perform at Detroit's Movement Fest
Acclaimed electronic artist Ricardo Villalobos will perform in the United States for the first time in nine years when he takes the stage at Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival on May 29. He will perform on the main stage and participate in the Voyage Royale: I'm on a Boat 3 afterparty.
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz)