Beyonce has been accused of wearing a prosthetic baby bump during her recent appearance at the MTV VMAs. Mediatakeout.com has accused the star of 'faking' the size of her baby bump, quoting a 'top media insider'.
Rapper The Game has said that he thinks "several rappers" are in the closet, adding they "are the only type of gay people that I have a problem with". He reaffirmed his point saying: "Game don't have a problem with gay people. Game has problem with people who are pretending not to be gay."
PJ Harvey has won this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The winner was announced this week (September 6) at a ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. This was the first time in the competition's history that every one of the nominated artists was scheduled to perform at the ceremony itself, although Adele had to pull out due to illness.
Queen guitarist Brian May has paid tribute to Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 65th birthday. May wrote first of how he was introduced to the singer, writing: "I was first introduced to Freddie Mercury, a paradoxically shy yet flamboyant young man at the side of the stage at one of our early gigs. He told me he was excited by how we played, he had some ideas and he could sing!"
My Chemical Romance have sacked their drummer Mike Pedicone after he was allegedly caught stealing from the band. The group, who headlined the Reading And Leeds Festivals last weekend where they performed with Brian May [pictured], said they were "heartbroken" after the sticksman was caught "red handed" after their gig in Auburn, Washington last week (September 1).
Muse have been voted the winner of NME's poll of the best performance at this summer's Reading and Leeds Festivals. The Devon trio, who headlined the event with a set that featured them playing their 2001 second album 'Origin Of Symmetry' from start to finish, scored an average score of 7.87 in the poll, which saw over 800,000 votes cast.
Mark Ronson has married French actress Josephine de la Baume in the south of France today (September 3). The couple tied the knot in Aix en Provence, with guests at the two-day ceremony including Lily Allen and supermodel Kate Moss, who also recently married The Kills' Jamie Hince, reports Holymoly.com.
A short film showing Kate Moss drumming along with The Vaccines before getting naked has gone online to promote Rimmel make up. The four-minute clip shows Moss entering Spring Studios in north London and going to a studio in which The Vaccines are playing their single 'If You Wanna'.
Creation Records founder Alan McGee has revealed he thought that the fire, which destroyed the Sony DADC warehouse last month "was funny". Speaking at BigSound, a music industry conference in Australia, McGee, who signed the likes of Oasis and Primal Scream during his spell in charge of the label, said he believed the fire was "a result" and it had destroyed "lots of shit music."
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was ejected from a US flight recently after a dispute over his pants. The frontman was booted off a Southwest Airlines flight in Oakland bound for Los Angeles, after being told to hike up his trousers by an air stewardess, reports Reuters.
Kasabian, Noel Gallagher and Radiohead have been named as early favourites for the 2012 Mercury Prize by bookmakers. William Hill has published an extremely early list of potential nominees for the prize in 2012, with the Leicester band's fourth album 'Velociraptor!' named as the favourite, just ahead of the former Oasis man's solo debut 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds'.
Jessie J confessed to never having heard a note of PJ Harvey’s music following her victory at the Mercury Music Prize. Speaking ahead of a private gig she said: "I didn’t see the ceremony, no, I was jet-lagged after a flight back from America so I had an early night. I live in a bubble. Could I be up for a Mercury next year? Possibly. I should probably find out what it is before then, ha ha."
Noel Gallagher's second solo single 'AKA…What A Life!' is now streaming online in full. The track will be released formally on Sunday (September 11) and will be accompanied by a brand new B-side 'Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me'. The former Oasis guitarist has described is as a "dance track" in interviews.
Amy Winehouse's fortune was worth just over £2 million when she died. Although the late singer made The Sunday Times Rich List in 2008 with an estimated fortune of £10 million, the accounts for two companies she owned that were published yesterday suggested her financial value had decreased in the last few years.
Pulp ended their summer reunion tour at Ireland's Electric Picnic festival at the weekend (September 4) with Jarvis Cocker hinting that the 90-minute set may have been their last ever gig. Cocker declared: "This may be the last time we're ever all on stage together again." Earlier in the set he said: "This is the last gig of the tour, so if we start crying or get emotional, you'll understand."
My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way recorded a special video tribute to Queen singer Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 65th birthday. Speaking backstage Way said: "Freddie Mercury to me was probably the most important frontman to me growing up. I'm here to wish Freddie a happy 65th birthday from everyone in the My Chemical Romance family and to say that we love you and miss you."
Smashing Pumpkins have announced a UK tour for November. The band, who now consist of singer Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder on guitar, Nicola Fiorentino on bass and Mike Byrne on drums, will play seven dates on the tour. These begin in Manchester at the O2 Apollo on November 11 and end at the O2 Academy Birmingham on November 19.
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he wants his feud with his brother Liam to end in the future and hopes that "time will heal" their current spat. The former Oasis guitarist conceded that he and the Beady Eye singer would have to settle their dispute at some point, but insisted there was "not a fucking chance" it would be in time for this Christmas.
Red Hot Chili Peppers knocked Will Young off the top of the Official UK Album Chart on Sunday (September 4) with their new LP 'I'm With You'. The band shot straight to Number One with their first record since 2006's 'Stadium Arcadium'. The four-piece recently debuted seven tracks from their new album at an intimate Radio 1 show at London's Koko.
New Order have announced that they will play two benefit gigs in October but that bass player Peter Hook will not be part of the line-up. The Manchester band will play gig is Brussels and Paris to raise money for film-maker Michael Shamberg, who is struggling with a debilitating illness. They will be joined at the gigs by Gillian Gilbert, who hasn't performed with the band for over 10 years.