Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Dating?
After sharing a laugh over pancakes at IHOP just a week ago, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted hanging out over the weekend in Miami, where Bieber was performing at the American Airlines Arena. Paparazzi snapped photos of the two strolling outside and hanging out on his tour bus, and for those aspiring body language analysts out there, it should be noted that Bieber appears to have placed his hand on Gomez’s back at one point. If that doesn’t prove that they’re officially boyfriend and girlfriend, we don’t know what will. (TMZ, INF Daily)
Gaga Says ‘Born This Way’ Going Through ‘Fine Tuning’
While in London for her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga stopped by BBC Radio’s Newsbeat to share more updates on her much-anticipated next album, “Born This Way.” The pop star said that the album, which is currently going through “fine tuning,” features “anthemic style melodies with really sledge-hammering dance beats.” (BBC)
New Green Day For Release in March 2011?
Rumors of a new Green Day live album came back in August, when the band suggested as much on its Twitter account, saying, “We’ve been recording our live shows since the beginning of tour. Possible live album coming.” Now Amazon.co.uk has a listing for a two-disc Green Day album, titled “Awesome As Fuck,” which has a release date of March 15. No word from the band confirming the material on “Awesome As Fuck.” (NME)
Beyonce Gifts Jay-Z with $2 Million Bugatti
Jay-Z had better start racking his brain over what to give wife Beyonce for her 30th birthday next year. According to U.K.’s The Sun, the rapper’s wife gifted him with a $2M Bugatti for his 41st birthday, which was on Dec. 4. A source tells the paper, “Jay-Z has one of the most enviable collections of bling motors in the world — but even for him the Bugatti is special.”
Ex-Paramore Drummer Launches New Band?
Zac Farro, Paramore‘s drummer whose departure (along with brother Josh) was just officially announced on Saturday (Dec. 18), isn’t wasting any time before moving on to new musical projects. A song (titled “Hide your Eyes”) from Tunnel, his rumored band with musician Jason Clark, hit the ‘Net today. ( Alternative Press)