FYI/TMI: Beyoncé Runs The Twitterverse, Adele Has Stage Fright
Beyoncé Most Talked About Artist On Twitter
Beyoncé set the Super Bowl stage and Twitter on fire during her halftime performance on Feb. 3. The current 55th GRAMMY nominee generated 275,633 tweets on Super Bowl Sunday, according to Billboard and Boston.com's Brand Bowl. Alicia Keys' performance of the national anthem generated 30,395 tweets, followed by Fun. (23,774 tweets), thanks to a Taco Bell commercial that featured a Spanish version of the band's 55th GRAMMY Record and Song Of The Year nominated song, "We Are Young." Other tweeted about artists during the game included Quiet Riot, Calvin Harris and Stevie Nicks.
Adele Chasing Hypnotherapists
GRAMMY-winner Adele may have survived vocal cord surgery and childbirth, but British tabloid The Sun reports the pop star is now deathly afraid to hit the Oscar stage on Feb. 24. Adele, who is set to perform the James Bond theme "Skyfall" at the Oscars, is reportedly receiving intensive hypnotherapy treatment to curb her stage fright.
AKB48 Singer Shaves Head And Apologizes For Dating
In the '60s, the Rolling Stones couldn't sing the sexually charged line "Let's spend the night together" on live American television, but we've come a long way since then, right? Well, maybe not in Japan, where Minami Minegishi, a member of the girl group AKB48, has shaved her head and issued an apology for, yes, spending the night with her boyfriend. Apparently, needing her boyfriend now more than ever is against band management's policy. Though some fans thought her traditional Japanese act of contrition was over the top, there's no word yet whether Minegishi will be allowed to remain in the 88-member troupe. Will the group's managers come to her emotional rescue?