Jay Z interacted with his fans via a question and answer session on his official Twitter account yesterday to promote his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. One fan asked the rap mogul about his reference to Miley Cyrus on his track “Somewhereinamerica,” which The DailyBeast.com calls "the worst song on the album."
On the track, Jay Z raps: “They see I’m still putting work in / Cause somewhere in America / Miley Cyrus is still twerkin’.” The fan, who obviously has no clue about hip hop metaphors, asked Jigga, "You really think Miley Cyrus still twerking somewhere in America?"
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Lovebirds Halle Berry, 46, and fiance Olivier Martinez posed on the red carpet at The Champs Elysees Film Festival 2013 in Paris, France today. In an interview with People magazine, Martines, 47, confirmed his first child with Berry will be a boy. "My son will remain an American, but I will remain French."
"I remain a Frenchman in America, but I adapt to American culture," Martinez added. "I feel good there -- but I'm still a foreigner. My son will be an American."
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Tyler the Creator and Pharrell Williams like singer Miley Cyrus so much they wanted to take a picture with her. Pharrell tweeted this pic on Twitter.com Tuesday night.
The unlikely photo session is odd since everyone thought Miley and Tyler didn't like each other. The Odd Future frontman had nothing nice to say about Miley's new haircut in a recent tweet on his account.
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The big story in entertainment news today is teen actress Miley Cyrus has quit Twittering.
The Hannah Montana star quit Twitter today because her new boyfriend asked her to. Miley left a final tweet saying, “FYI Liam doesn’t have a twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason,” then she deleted her account leaving her 2 million followers in a panic.
It seems the 16-year-old has discovered what a lot of other people already know: that Twitter is literally for the birds. As a wise woman recently pointed out: most celebrities have poor impulse control. They often end up posting a damaging tweet leaving their publicists to cover their asses by lying and claiming the Twitter account isn't theirs.
There is no really good reason for established celebrities to have a twitter account other than to see how many "followers" they can gain. For that reason, Twitter is a narcissist's playground. For the insecure celebs with low self esteem, it provides a forum to exercise their false superiority over others.
There's really no surprise that the three biggest narcissists in the industry: Oprah Winfrey, Sean Combs and Ashton Kutcher, have millions of followers yet, only follow a few hundred back -- if that many.
The other end of the spectrum are the non-celebrities who sit up on Twitter day and night hoping celebrities will respond to their tweets. Or the Twitter addicts who tweet randomly about every mundane aspect of their lives in the hopes that some other sad Twitter addict with no life will follow them.
I Look To You, Whitney Houston’s first new Arista/RMG studio album of original material in seven years, debuts at #1 on this week’s HITS sales chart, with a total topping 300k. Her last album (aside from a 2003 Christmas release), Just Whitney, debuted at #9 with 205k back in 2002.
Hollywood’s Miley Cyrus, last week’s #2 after her Wal-Mart exclusive album, The Time of Our Lives, went on sale before release date, remains in the same spot, with a total of 162k, a whopping 154% increase, thanks to the runaway smash, “Party in the U.S.A.”
Atlantic R&B smoothie Trey Songz is the week’s other Top 5 debut, nestling in at #3 with 136k for Ready, while Epic’s Chevelle (#7) and J/RMG’s Pitbull (#8) are the other Top 10 newcomers.
Epic’s late superstar Michael Jackson continues to hold down a pair of Top 10 slots, with Number Ones at #4 and Thriller at #9, the latter up another 59%.
No surprise here: "Run This Town" is simply awful -- even with Superstar Rihanna's supporting vocals.
When three artists who have all had 10 or more top 10 hit singles and are arguably all at the top of their game collaborate for a high profile single, you might think it would be the biggest new release of the week. However, when you go up against the hottest teen artist with a little bit of the wind of controversy at her back, then you'll just have to sit in the back seat and watch. That's the story behind the first week sales battle between "Run This Town" by Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West and Miley Cyrus' latest "Party In the USA."
The hottest new song in the country is Miley Cyrus' latest "Party in the USA" [with] an expected 200,000 copies sold.
"Run This Town" is the second single from Jay-Z's upcoming album The Blueprint 3. Billboard estimates the song will sell a total of 150-170,000 copies in its first week... Not shabby at all, but not good enough to be the hottest new single around.