Billboard Bits: Keri Hilson, Ashley Tisdale Pose Nude for Allure

Billboard Bits: Keri Hilson, Ashley Tisdale Pose Nude for Allure

Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.

Keri Hilson, Ashley Tisdale Pose Nude for Allure

R&B singer Keri Hilson and "High School Musical" star Ashley Tisdale are among the female celebrities to bare all in the latest issue of Allure. Hilson says that posing nude allowed her to block out all of the beauty advice she receives and be herself. "We do a lot of things to seek validation: I have to get more expensive handbags or fake lashes or fake boobs," she says. "This shoot was about dropping all that." ( Allure)


Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire Among Webby Awards Nominees

Pop sensation Justin Bieber, Grammy Award winner Arcade Fire and the Angry Birds mobile game are among the nominees for the Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web content. Bieber was nominated for the video "Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny Or Die," while Arcade Fire were noted for the video "We Used to Wait" for the 15th annual awards where nominees were revealed on Tuesday. (Full story at Billboard.biz)


Lil B Releases "Charlie Sheen" Song

Having previously written raps about celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres and Paris Hilton, Lil B has debuted a viral video and song dedicated to Charlie Sheen. The track, which sports the hook "Winning, swag, Sheen," is now available on iTunes. ( Rap Radar)



Beastie Boys Release New "Hot Sauce" Track

A new song from the Beastie Boys' upcoming album, "Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2," has leaked online after it was premiered on BBC Radio yesterday (Apr. 11). The two-minute track, titled "Tadlock's Glasses," has an unusual sound with highly processed vocal tracks over a drum loop and distorted synthesizers. ( Rolling Stone)

Coldplay Fans Unlikely To Have Sex On First Dates

A survey performed by the music-based dating website Tastebuds.fm revealed that, on average, Coldplay fans were the least likely to have sex on a first date, while fans of artists like Nirvana, Metallica and Kanye West were the most likely. The site's users were asked how far they'd go on a first date and their answers were matched with their tastes in music. (NME)


John Lennon Correspondence Being Released in 2012

Yoko Ono has opted to release John Lennon's previously unpublished correspondence, including his letters, postcards and doodles, in an anthology that will be edited by official Beatles biographer Hunter Davies. Lennon's letters will be printed in chronological order in the collection, which will be released in October 2012. ( The Guardian)

(Reporting by Jazmine Gray, Jason Lipshutz and Ricardo Gomez)