The Week In Music: Adele Is Rolling In The Diapers
In February she was rolling in the gold, taking home six trophies at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Now, Adele will be rolling in the baby formula, teething toys, onesies, and everything else a little person could possibly need given today's news that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki are expecting their first child. As any true pregnant star should, Adele broke the news to her fans first, writing a blog on her website titled "I've Got Some News." "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me," she wrote. "Obviously we're over the moon and very excited, but please respect our privacy at this precious time." Rumor has it Adele is giving up sad songs and chasing pavements for up-beat melodies and changing diapers.
Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling like you want to tell the world to "suck it"? If not, kudos to you for being a morning person. For bad-girl-gone-bad Ke$ha, the sentiment was worthy of some new ink on the inside of her bottom lip. Earlier this week, Ke$ha posted a pic of her new tattoo to Instagram. We here at TWIM don't mind a little pain, but we think the new tat looks almost as torturous as brushing your teeth with a bottle of Jack. The ink reportedly brings Ke$ha's tattoo total to six, including two do-it-yourself pieces she applied with a safety pin and pen — an art she's practiced on others, including the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne. "When she offered to give me a tattoo, I knew I'd be the one missing out if I didn't say, 'F*** it, sure, let's go for it,'" Coyne told MTV. While Coyne's Ke$ha-penned tattoo wore off after a few days (it was only done with a ballpoint ben), it looks like the "Sleazy" singer will be telling the world to "suck it" for much longer.
Though he's been known to make use of a video camera, Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee despises photos. Especially when fans ask him to take one with them. In an open Twitter letter, the tattoo-covered drummer did not mince words for his hatred of cameras and photos. "Taking pictures! I hate it!" wrote Lee. "Irritates the f*** out of me when people say ... you owe it to your fans, they put you where you are, etc etc! I certainly dont owe anybody anything!" Lee went on to cite the undoubtedly uncomfortable situations where he has been asked to take photos, including the men's room and while at a restaurant with family. Fans can rest easy knowing they are appreciated ("I f***ing LOVE my fans!" Lee opened wrote), but they shouldn't plan on getting camera-happy with him. "The fastest way to get me to leave is whip out a camera!" Of course, Lee may need to reconsider his photophobia for fans purchasing the Crüe's VIP packages for their upcoming tour with Kiss, especially since they include a "photo op with band members."
The theater and music will soon become one to the tune of "2 Become 1" in the form of "Viva Forever," a musical celebrating the music of '90s female pop group the Spice Girls. Produced by Judy Craymer, whose résumé also includes the ABBA musical "Mamma Mia," "Viva Forever" will not be a biography of the band, but will address spicy themes such as fame and friendship. "It's better than we could ever have imagined," said Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm. As for the tunes, fans can expect favorites such as "Wannabe," "Too Much," "Say You'll Be There," and Spice Up Your Life," only new and improved. "They sing it better than us," said Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown. Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham said the show will "be introducing a whole new generation to Girl Power." The musical is set to debut in London in the fall.
The University of California Los Angeles football team hasn't won a bowl game since 2009, or a Pac-12 title since 1998, but that's not stopping the Bruins from bringing out the Benjamins to recruit their new class of players. On the list of latest recruits is Justin Combs, the son of rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, who recently accepted a football scholarship to UCLA for this fall. The Bruins also have their eyes set on another rapper's spawn — Snoop Dogg's youngster Cordell Broadus, a sophomore wide receiver at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif. With three years of high school remaining, Broadus has plenty of time to lay back, but we bet his mind is on his money and his money is on his mind. Aside from the stresses that come along with sending your kid off to college, Diddy has other things to consider, like what 27-time GRAMMY winner Quincy Jones thinks of him. In a recent interview with TheWrap.com, Jones said Diddy "couldn't recognize a B flat," and that instead he has a "doctorate in marketing," referring to his ventures outside of the music biz. But who knows, Diddy could be trading in fresh beats for field goals this fall.
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is tops on the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes singles charts.
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