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Beyonce To Release New Album In June?
Only a few days after Beyoncé's professional split from her father as her manager, a source at Sony Music Australia has revealed that the singer's forthcoming fourth album has been targeted for a June release. According to Sony Music Australia head Denis Handlin, who has heard six songs from the new album, Beyoncé has "gone to another level" with her new material. ( Daily Telegraph)
Justin Bieber Sets Mom's Hair on Fire
While celebrating his mom's birthday in Berlin on April 2, Justin Bieber brought her onstage to blow out some birthday candles, but as she leaned over the cake, a few strands of her hair caught on fire. Bieber helped put out the flames and later tweeted, "Brought @studiomama on stage 2 sing her happy bday but she lit her hair on fire with the candles. lol. i saved her." (People)
Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry Among The 2011 Kid's Choice Awards Winners
Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas were among the music winners at Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards on Saturday (Apr.2). Justin Bieber won two awards, for favorite song and favorite male artist. The Jack Black-hosted event also featured performances by Big Time Rush and Willow Smith. ( THR)
Miley Cyrus Returns to Twitter for Charlie Sheen
After shutting down her account in 2009, Miley Cyrus returned to Twitter yesterday (April 3) for two important reasons: her fans, and Charlie Sheen. ""Do not fear...the Sheenius is here!" she wrote. "I'm not gonna lie. I came back to twitter for 2 reasons. My fans and to follow @charliesheen #winning." ( @gypsyhearttour)
Justin Timberlake Dances, Flirts with Olivia Wilde
Justin Timberlake and "House" star Olivia Wilde were spotted at Los Angeles' Roxbury club dancing and canoodling over the weekend. "They were dancing, whispering, he had his hand on her back and shoulders and they were together all night," says a source who spotted the couple. Timberlake recently split with actress Jessica Biel. ( Us Magazine)
The Cars Announce Spring Tour Dates
With long-awaited new album "Move Like This" set for a May 10 release, the Cars have announced the initial dates for their North American spring tour. The run will kick off May 10 in Seattle.
(Reporting by Katie Morgan, Jason Lipshutz and Ricardo Gomez)