Looks as if Britney Spears may have “The X-Factor” after all. Entertainment Reporter Jill Wilderman talked about the alleged $15 million deal to bring the pop star aboard Simon Cowell’s show.
Wilderman also chatted about a recent singer that Elton John discovered while vacationing in Hawaii – and she’s only 12 years old!
Check out Jill’s blog here and follow her on Twitter here.
Life & Style Weekly reports in the magazine’s latest edition that Kim Kardashian may be rekindling her romance with NFL Running Back Reggie Bush. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also talked about the forthcoming babies for Jessica Simpson and Beyonce, along with Britney Spears’ engagement ring on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”
Life & Style Weekly reports in the magazine’s latest edition that Kris Humphries plans on suing Kim Kardashian for $10 million! Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also chatted about future wedding plans for Kristin Cavallari and Britney Spears on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”
Boston-born singer Michael Africk has been around the block a few times, and by block, I mean world. The former teen superstar opened for N’Sync, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys. How in was the singer with these acts? None of them made him sign a confidentiality agreement. Africk also made a huge name for himself in Japan, playing sold out shows and becoming a sushi connoisseur of sorts in the process.Now, Africk is marking his return with “Make it Loud” – an uplifting dance track that he called in to chat about on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”
Last June, Cobra Starship lead singer Gabe Saporta divulged on “The Ralphie Radio Show” that for the band’s last album, Hot Mess, he wanted to work with Sabi. His record label had other plans (read: Leighton Meester).
Sabi, who would eventually link with Cobra for the single, “You Make Me Feel…”says she knew about this… after Saporta also told her the same story.
“I was like, ‘Word? Nobody told me about anything!’” Sabi responded after Gabe filled her in. The singer, born Jenice Sab-bion Portlock, recently called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “I was just happy that we eventually got to work together, because I was a fan of theirs. I had no idea they even knew I existed.”
But thanks to the Internet, Cobra Starship not only knew she existed, but saw her dance and heard her sing. And thankfully for Sabi, the Cobras aren’t her only famous friends: super-producer Dr. Luke is the executive producer on her debut album. The hit-maker linked Sabi with Britney Spears, and it yielded the track “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” off of Femme Fatale.
“Just watching how hard (Britney) works; there’s always people watching her and stuff like that and she still just does her own thing,” remarked Sabi about what she has admired about Spears after both recording and touring with her. “(She) dedicates herself to working out and sleeping and eating right and getting out there every night and doing this amazing show that’s like, 20 songs or something crazy like that.”
Sabi was also super complimentary of another “Femme Fatale” tour-mate, Nicki Minaj.
“She’s friggen bananas,” responded the singer when I asked about the rapper. “I love watching her show. I literally go and watch Nicki’s show, and then the first half of Britney’s show, because I don’t go on until the middle of the show, every night.”
And when she’s not living the life on tour with two huge stars, Sabi is flying back to Los Angeles to work with Dr. Luke on the rest of her solo LP. She recently released the first single, “Wild Heart.”
Lynne Spears, Britney’s mom, has a new gig and TMZ’s Nicki Fertile filled you in about it on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”
Catch Nicki on TMZ TV, local listings here.
Imagine you’re a 23 year-old up-and-coming pop star that once did a talent show routine in school to Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time.” Now imagine that you’ve been told that you’re going to open up for Spears this summer on the “Femme Fatale” tour. That’s basically what happened to Jessie Malakouti – and I’m sure you could only imagine how she took the news.“This is no joke, I cried,” Jessie revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” She fronts Jessie and The Toy Boys. “I’m tremendously honored to be a part of the ‘Femme Fatale’ tour. Britney is an icon, especially for my generation.”
That talent show routine wasn’t a joke either – Malakouti was in fifth grade when she choreographed a dance with her friends to “…Baby One More Time.”
“Someone has a video of it somewhere, I did it with four other kids in my class,” she said. “I want to try and find them on Facebook. I’m sure one of their parents taped it, and I would love to see it.”
Malakouti actually wouldn’t mind if the video went viral on YouTube – which is refreshing given that most artists would probably dread any video from their teens hitting the net. The 23 year-old is currently promoting her single, “Push It,” an electro-synth heavy dance track that she worked on with Tony Kanal of No Doubt fame and frequent Black Eyed Peas collaborator Jean Baptiste. Yelawolf, a rapper discovered and signed by Eminem, raps a verse on the song as well.
Jessie and The Toy Boys already have a bunch of tracks in the hole and a second single in mind – with aspirations to release an album before the end of the year.