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This week on the charts!

Katy Perry's "California Gurls" just won't give up its spot as the most played song in the country, as it stays at #1 for the 6th consecutive week.  Katy also has the week's highest debut in the top 40, at #25 with her new track, "Teenage Dream."   Katy's long run at #1 has prevented B.o.B from having back-to-back #1's to begin his career, as "Airplanes" begins to fall this week after spending 5 frustrating weeks at #2. Enrique Iglesias this week scores his first top 10 hit in 8 years (since 2002's "Escape" hit #7), as "I Like It" jumps up to #9.  The other new song in the top 10 is "Find Your Love" by Drake, the second time the former Degrassi star accomplishes this feat (after last summer's "Best I Ever Had" hit #10). Besides "Teenage Dream," two other songs debut in the top 40 this week.  "Animal," the first ever hit by alternative band Neon Trees, and Train's "If It's Love," their 5th top 40 hit, and the follow-up to the biggest hit of their career "Hey, Soul Sister." This week's biggest jumper belongs to Ke$ha, who climbs from #33 to #27 with her 4th hit off of Animal, "Take It Off." Eminem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" will most likely be the next #1 song on the airplay charts, as they climb to #2 this week.  They have already reached #1 on the Hot 100 (which combines airplay and downloads), where they are now spending their 2nd week.  If it does reach #1 on the airplay charts, it will be Eminem's first #1 since his 8 Mile soundtrack hit, "Lose Yourself," in 2002.
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Does the world need a Justin Bieber 3-D film??

Teenage hearts everywhere are beating just a little bit faster today upon the announcement that Justin Bieber is making his debut on the big screen. That's right, Bieber, in the movies!  OMG!  Well, sort of.  He's starring in a movie about himself.  And he's playing himself, which shouldn't be too much of a stretch (Justin will be honing his budding acting skills on the small screen in next month's season premiere of NCIS).  Okay, so I guess it's more of a documentary then.  Potential moments to catch on film: What's it like backstage with Justin before one of his shows??  What does Justin eat for breakfast??  How does Justin escape the constant throngs of adoring fans which surround him seemingly wherever he goes??  It all sounds fascinating, doesn't it?  Oh yeah, and did I mention that it's in 3-D?  Double OMG!! Alright, I admit I'm being a little sarcastic about all of this.  I mean, c'mon, did NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys have a movie during their heyday?  What about the Jonas Brothers, who until only recently were on the receiving end of many of the same screams that the Bieber is currently getting.  Sure, Jonas had their campy Disney Channel movies, but that's not exactly big screen material.  Hilary Duff and Miley Cyrus both had their concert movies, but I'm thinking, based on what I've heard about Justin's movie so far, that this is going to be oh so much more.  Here's the facts: the Bieber is teaming up with Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and his record label, the Island Def Jam Music Group, to release a 3-D film currently scheduled to hit theaters on Valentine's Day weekend 2011.  Oh yeah, and Justin is also starting his own production company to work on the film.  Sure he is.  Because... he's so good at movie production?  Please rise everyone, the Bieber would like to speak, "When the idea for a movie first came to us, we knew immediately this was our chance to give something very special back to the all fans who have been a huge source of inspiration and support throughout my entire career thus far (editorial note: that's been about 10 months so far).  They simply make my dreams come true every day.  I cannot wait to share all the great experiences I've had over the last few years with them."  Me neither. Now I don't mean to demean the Bieber, after all, he was one of the big stars at our Jingle Ball last year, and he seemed like a nice kid.  No doubt he is currently object of affection #1 for teenage girls around the globe.  I guess I'm not sure why this all strikes me as odd.  I mean, I suppose we should be used to this by now, right?  People trying to cash in every possible dollar while the Bieber is still hot.  They've even got a "big name director" attached to the project, one Davis Guggenheim, who also produced and directed Al Gore's propaganda, err, documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.  I see that he also directed the pilot for the already canceled Melrose Place revival last year, which begs the question...  which was the bigger pile of crap? So the countdown is on, just over 6 months until Justin is unleashed upon us in 3-D.  Who knows, maybe this will be cinematic brilliance.  But then again, it probably won't.
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La Roux on Good Morning America!

In case you missed it this morning, check out La Roux singing their hit "Bulletproof" on Good Morning America.  It's worth the view just to see Ely's hair!  Wow!
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More bad news for Chris Brown!

Yet another reason you shouldn't have beaten your girlfriend, Chris Brown! Officials in Great Britain have denied Chris entry into their country due to his criminal record.  That wouldn't be such a big problem, except for the fact that he was en route to scheduled tour dates in the UK!  Guess that tour is off!  Captain Obvious Chris Brown later tweeted, "my tour is canceled."  Something else perhaps you should have thought about before you opened up a can on Rihanna.
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Who you gonna call???

So here's an odd one for you.  Over the weekend,  Lady Gaga dropped $5,000 on a special high-tech ghostbusting machine.  Umm, what?  Where does one buy such a device?  Evidently Ms. Gaga believed evil spirits were haunting her, so she wanted to do a "spirit sweep" of one of the London venues before she performed there!  The owner of the ghostbusting firm, Dan Webb, told the Sunday Mirror, "Her aide said the gear had to be robust, as they were ­taking it on the road, so they must be doing this every­where Lady Gaga is performing.”  All I can say is wow. But wait, there's more confusing celebrity behavior!  Vanessa Hudgens apparently has also had some ghostly encounters lately. According to OK! Magazine, Hudgens is in fact so scared of said ghouls that she is leaving her $2.75 million dollar mansion and temporarily moving back in with her parents!  After hearing doors slamming and footsteps in an empty bedroom, Hudgens says she cannot spend another night in her house.  First of all Vanessa, perhaps a 6 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath house is not the smartest purchase for a single girl!  I don't care how much money you have.  And I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall hearing the conversation where she explained to her folks that she was moving back in with them because her house was haunted.  Good times!
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Shaved Bieber!

An application developer by the name of Greg Leuch is learning just how obsessed Justin Bieber fans really are. Mr. Leuch came up with the quite funny idea of creating an application that completely blocks Justin Bieber from your computer!  He named his creation "Shaved Bieber" (charming, I know) which allows internet users to have the option of hiding photos of the singer, as well as any related articles displaying his name.  He says he created the app all is good fun, mostly as an amusement to his buddies.  Well, ever since the release of this app, Leuch has recieved tons of hate mail and even a few death threats from crazed Bieber fans!  One girl even claimed she would run away from home if her mom installed the software on the family computer.  In an interview with Canada's QMI Agency, Leuch said that he came up with the idea after hearing buddies complain about the "Bieber fever" which has been sweeping the nation and world.  Friends claim that Leuch is taking the hate emails and death threats in stride and has been posting comments he has recieved on his twitter.  He hopes to create further apps in the future blocking artists such as Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears.  Funny.
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Bono released from the hospital

You may have heard me mention on last Friday's show that Bono (lead singer of U2) had to undergo emergency spine surgery at a Munich hospital. I'm starting to hear more details about his injury, but the good news is that he was released from the hospital today. The bad news, U2 will have to postpone the US portion of their world tour, which was supposed to begin next month, until next year. Evidently Bono was suffering a severe compression of his sciatic nerve and had a herniated disc. I have no idea what that means, but it sounds painful. So much so in fact that Bono was actually having some paralysis in his lower legs. The doctor expects a full recovery, but the singer of the biggest band in the world has to relax for several weeks, forcing the postponement of their tour. Heal well, Bono!
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Jingle Ball 2009!

Wow, another memorable Jingle Ball yesterday at Memorial Auditorium! Justin Bieber crashing the stage during Cobra Starship’s set and rocking a drum solo was way cool. Boys Like Girls inviting pretty much the entire crowd on stage with them during “The Great Escape” also a time capsule moment. This is only the 2nd time Jingle Ball has been at Memorial (all the rest have been at Arco Arena). We actually held our very first Jingle Ball there way back in 1998! Of course you can see all the videos (including my interview with Justin Bieber) on a link from our main page, and if you’d like to see my personal photos from backstage and all around the show, check them out on my facebook page:. I had a great time meeting everybody before and after the show, and I’m still waiting to see lots more of my pics with you tagged on facebook!
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Adam Lambert and The Kiss… too soon?

adamBreaking news… Adam Lambert is gay! Oh yeah, we had kind of already processed that tidbit months ago. And were fine with it. But lest it slip our minds, Adam made sure to remind us of that fact on Sunday night at the American Music Awards by locking lips with his keyboard player, a man! Shock! Shame! Confusion! Let’s all take a deep breath. Now that we’ve had a day for our feelings to simmer regarding The Kiss Heard Round The World, not to mention the Pelvic Thrusts Heard Round The World, and the Odd Pulling Of That Chick By Her Feet Round The Stage, how do we feel about Mr. Lambert’s performance? First things first, it’s not like there most of that hasn’t been done on stage before. Britney has made a good living out of doing pretty much exactly that. Second, it’s not like there has never been any gay artists before. That’s fine. If you make music we like to listen to, I don’t think anyone cares about your orientation. But when you start making out with other dudes on stage, we’re kinda forced to take notice and evaluate. Suddenly, it’s not about your music anymore, it’s about you being gay. And that’s where you, Adam Lambert, are treading dangerously. You’re too good for this. You don’t need to resort to shock value to get people to notice you. Your voice does that for you. You risk alienating a large amount of people who very well might have bought your CD or enjoyed your music on the radio (if it ever gets there) by shoving your orientation in their faces. We’re all happy that you’re comfortable with your sexuality, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be, but the problem is that there are people who aren’t quite as comfortable with watching you being so comfortable with it. ABC is certainly uncomfortable, and has now dumped him from his Good Morning America appearance and performance that was scheduled for Wednesday morning. CBS, who could use the publicity, has immediately snatched him for their Early Show or whatever it’s called. I’ll be honest, I was very much looking forward to Adam’s first single and how it might sound. With his amazing voice, I legitimately thought he could come out with some sort of game-changing tune, and really take pop music to the next level. Then “For Your Entertainment” arrived, his debut single (the song he performed at the AMA’s), and I sighed. It was nothing special. His record company has already realized that song is a dud, and has now begun focusing on another track (written by Pink) called “Whattya Want From Me.” So Adam, I’ll consider that strike one. You saw your first pitch as a Potential Rock Star, and you took a healthy swing at it. But you swung and missed. Please step out of the box and reconsider before you take your next swing, because there’s a lot of us who would very much like to enjoy your music. I hope you give us that opportunity.Breaking news… Adam Lambert is gay! Oh yeah, we had kind of already processed that tidbit months ago. And were fine with it. But lest it slip our minds, Adam made sure to remind us of that fact on Sunday night at the American Music Awards by locking lips with his keyboard player, a man! Shock! Shame! Confusion! Let’s all take a deep breath. Now that we’ve had a day for our feelings to simmer regarding The Kiss Heard Round The World, not to mention the Pelvic Thrusts Heard Round The World, and the Odd Pulling Of That Chick By Her Feet Round The Stage, how do we feel about Mr. Lambert’s performance? First things first, it’s not like there most of that hasn’t been done on stage before. Britney has made a good living out of doing pretty much exactly that. Second, it’s not like there has never been any gay artists before. That’s fine. If you make music we like to listen to, I don’t think anyone cares about your orientation. But when you start making out with other dudes on stage, we’re kinda forced to take notice and evaluate. Suddenly, it’s not about your music anymore, it’s about you being gay. And that’s where you, Adam Lambert, are treading dangerously. You’re too good for this. You don’t need to resort to shock value to get people to notice you. Your voice does that for you. You risk alienating a large amount of people who very well might have bought your CD or enjoyed your music on the radio (if it ever gets there) by shoving your orientation in their faces. We’re all happy that you’re comfortable with your sexuality, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be, but the problem is that there are people who aren’t quite as comfortable with watching you being so comfortable with it. ABC is certainly uncomfortable, and has now dumped him from his Good Morning America appearance and performance that was scheduled for Wednesday morning. CBS, who could use the publicity, has immediately snatched him for their Early Show or whatever it’s called. I’ll be honest, I was very much looking forward to Adam’s first single and how it might sound. With his amazing voice, I legitimately thought he could come out with some sort of game-changing tune, and really take pop music to the next level. Then “For Your Entertainment” arrived, his debut single (the song he performed at the AMA’s), and I sighed. It was nothing special. His record company has already realized that song is a dud, and has now begun focusing on another track (written by Pink) called “Whattya Want From Me.” So Adam, I’ll consider that strike one. You saw your first pitch as a Potential Rock Star, and you took a healthy swing at it. But you swung and missed. Please step out of the box and reconsider before you take your next swing, because there’s a lot of us who would very much like to enjoy your music. I hope you give us that opportunity.
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Back on Good Day Sac, with Jingle Ball BACKSTAGE PASSES!

I was on Good Day Sacramento this morning talking about the Jingle Ball, and giving away Backstage Passes, which you can still win! Watch this video to find out how!
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Cobra Starship's "Hot Mess" music video!

One of our favorite Jingle Ball artists just finished off their new video! Enjoy some "Hot Mess"!
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