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.
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! Â OMG! Â Well, sort of. Â He's starring in a movie about himself. Â 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). Â Okay, so I guess it's more of a documentary then. Â Potential moments to catch on film: What's it like backstage with Justin before one of his shows?? Â What does Justin eat for breakfast?? Â How does Justin escape the constant throngs of adoring fans which surround him seemingly wherever he goes?? Â It all sounds fascinating, doesn't it? Â Oh yeah, and did I mention that it's in 3-D? Â Double OMG!!
Alright, I admit I'm being a little sarcastic about all of this. Â I mean, c'mon, did NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys have a movie during their heyday? Â 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. Â Sure, Jonas had their campy Disney Channel movies, but that's not exactly big screen material. Â 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. Â 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. Â Oh yeah, and Justin is also starting his own production company to work on the film. Â Sure he is. Â Because... he's so good at movie production? Â Please rise everyone, the Bieber would like to speak,Â "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). Â They simply make my dreams come true every day. Â I cannot wait to share all the great experiences I've had over the last few years with them." Â 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. Â No doubt he is currently object of affection #1 for teenage girls around the globe. Â I guess I'm not sure why this all strikes me as odd. Â I mean, I suppose we should be used to this by now, right? Â People trying to cash in every possible dollar while the Bieber is still hot. Â 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,Â An Inconvenient Truth. Â I see that he also directed the pilot for the already canceled Melrose Place revival last year, which begs the question... Â 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. Â Who knows, maybe this will be cinematic brilliance. Â But then again, it probably won't.
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. Â That wouldn't be such a big problem, except for the fact that he was en route to scheduled tour dates in the UK! Â Guess that tour is off! Â Captain Obvious Chris Brown later tweeted, "my tour is canceled." Â Something else perhaps you should have thought about before you opened up a can on Rihanna.
So here's an odd one for you. Â Over the weekend, Â Lady Gaga dropped $5,000 on a special high-tech ghostbusting machine. Â Umm, what? Â Where does one buy such a device? Â Evidently Ms. Gaga believed evil spirits were haunting her, so sheÂ wanted to do a "spirit sweep" of one of the London venues before she performed there! Â The owner of the ghostbusting firm, Dan Webb, told theÂ Sunday Mirror, "Her aide said the gear had to be robust, as they were Âtaking it on the road, so they must be doing this everyÂwhere Lady GagaÂ is performing.â Â All I can say is wow.
But wait, there's more confusing celebrity behavior! Â Vanessa Hudgens apparently has also had some ghostly encounters lately. According to OK! Magazine, Hudgens is in factÂ so scared of said ghouls that she is leaving her $2.75 million dollar mansion and temporarily moving back in with her parents! Â After hearing doors slamming and footsteps in an empty bedroom, Hudgens says she cannot spend another nightÂ in her house. Â First of all Vanessa, perhaps a 6 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath house is not the smartest purchase for a single girl! Â I don't care how much money you have. Â 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. Â Good times!
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! Â 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. Â He says he created the app all is good fun, mostly as an amusement to his buddies. Â Well, ever sinceÂ theÂ releaseÂ of this app, Leuch has recieved tons of hate mailÂ and even a few death threats from crazed Bieber fans! Â One girl evenÂ claimed she would run away from home if her mom installed theÂ software onÂ the familyÂ computer. Â In an interview with Canada's QMI Agency, Leuch said that he came up with the idea afterÂ hearing buddies complain about the "Bieber fever" which has been sweeping the nation and world. Â Friends claim that Leuch is taking the hate emails and death threats in stride and has been postingÂ comments he has recieved on his twitter. Â He hopes to create further apps in the future blocking artists such as Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears. Â Funny.
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!