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Jason Derulo’s Girl Jordin Sparks Approves

Jason Derulo’s girlfriend Jordin Sparks says she couldn’t be happier that her man is showing off his dirty side.

“Yes! Yes, I was all for it!” Jordin told news sources when asked if she was in favor of Jason’s sexy new image. “I was like, ‘Babe, you do what you need to do.’ ‘Cause the good thing about our relationship is that we do the same thing.  So, I understand, artistically, there’s gonna be things that you have to do”

“Now, of course there are lines and all of that,” she continues. “But, for the most part, I’m like, ‘You need to do what you need to do.’”  Her attitude even extends to Jason’s videos, where he’s often seen frolicking with hotties who aren’t her.

“For the videos, I’m usually there and I’m, like, ‘I hope this girl makes it look real or else the video’s not gonna sell!’” she laughs. “I get it, because I’m an artist on the other side as well.  girlfriend, yes —  I gotta put that aside for a second, and just be like, artist to artist, go ahead and do what you need to do.”

Jordin appears on Talk Dirty herself, singing with Jason on the song “Vertigo.”  Jason kicks off his first-ever U.S. next month.


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U2 Was Paid by Apple for Album Giveaway

U2 is offering its new album, Songs of Innocence, for free on iTunes. But the band didn’t do it for free.

U2 frontman Bono tells Time magazine he and his band mates were paid by Apple for the giveaway, though he wouldn’t say how much. He says, “I don’t believe in free music. Music is a sacrament.”

As for why U2 went the digital route to debut their new songs, Bono declared, “The charts are broken,” meaning there are many ways for listeners to consume music nowadays.

Songs of Innocence was posted on iTunes following Apple’s announcement of the Apple Watch and iPhone 6.  The physical version of the album is due out October 13.


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Lady Gaga Says Tony Bennett Saved My Life

In a recent interview with British paper The Telegraph about the upcoming release of Cheek to Cheek, Gaga says of legendary crooner Tony Bennett, “He has made me so happy in the way that I really needed to feel. He’s really, like, saved my life. He really has.”

Explaining her comment, Gaga tells the paper, “I really love music, and I really love being a singer, but I really hate being put in a box. And when I get put in a box I get very like a wild animal. And he let me be free. And I get to be with him while I’m doing it, and he’s teaching me all these life lessons, and I’m singing music I’ve loved my whole life.”

“And I feel a sense of confidence about myself as a musician that I always felt in the beginning,” she adds. “And…now I’m like: ‘That’s right, you’re a cat. You got this. This is who you are.’ And it’s ’cause I got him by my side.”

Gaga also says that making Cheek to Cheek with Bennett allowed her to use a side of her voice that many people haven’t seen yet.

“There’s a part of me that has been quiet for a long time that is now being reawakened, after years of producers and record label people telling me to make my voice sound more radio-friendly,” she says, adding that on hit albums like The Fame Monster and Born This Way, her voice was Auto-Tuned so she sounds “like a robot.”

“My vocal presence has been kind of the smallest presence about me for a long time. So everything else becomes the focal point,” she adds. “A lot of people don’t know where I am because it’s so eccentric to them, the way that I am. But [Tony] just sees an artist. And he hears the voice. I think the way I am is actually more old-school than people realize.”

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Cee Lo Green Cut From Navy Concert

Cee Lo Green’s controversial tweets about rape have caused the singer to be dropped from Freedom LIVE, a U.S. Navy-sponsored concert taking place September 20 in Washington, D.C. Event organizers have confirmed that Cee Lo’s insensitive comments go against the Navy’s core values.

“Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20 September recently posted comments on social media that we consider to completely inconsistent with Navy core values,” Freedom LIVE posted on its official Facebook page. “Regardless of intent or context, the lack of sensitivity towards an issue that is one of the great challenges facing our Navy is unacceptable.”

Although his replacement has yet to be announced, ticket holders will be able to receive a full refund if need be.

The news comes after Cee Lo wrote and deleted a series of tweets on August 31, in which he questioned if a woman can claim to be raped if she doesn’t remember the rape transpiring.

“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent,” he wrote just days after pleading no contest to to a felony count of dosing a woman with ecstasy at a dinner in 2012.

He later apologized for his comments. “I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter,” he wrote. “Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe.”


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As Seen On TV: Train on QVC Tonight

Train will promote their upcoming album Bulletproof Picasso with a performance on QVC Friday at 5 p.m. ET.  During Train: Q Sessions Live, the band will perform their hits as well as new material, and viewers will get a chance to get some exclusive items.

QVC viewers who pre-order Bulletproof Picasso will also receive a bonus CD, exclusive to QVC.  Called Train: Live in San Francisco, the disc features in-concert renditions of five of Train’s biggest hits, including “Drops of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels.”  In addition, QVC will be selling both six-bottle and 12-bottle packages of the band’s latest signature wine, Bulletproof Picasso Sauvingnon Blanc.  You can buy everything via QVC.com, or by calling 800-345-1515.

One of the songs viewers will no doubt hear Train perform on QVC this evening is “Angel in Blue Jeans,” the lead single from Bulletproof Picasso.  Train frontman Pat Monahan says it was difficult to decide on which song to release first from the album, because they’re all so different.

Bulletproof Picasso arrives September 16.


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