September 17, 2014
This Weekend: Stream the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival!
It’s been a few years since I’ve covered the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but I am back this year… in a big way!
The extraordinary lineup, which features artists across all genres, includes Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Mötley Crüe, Zac Brown Band, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Steve Aoki, 50 Cent and Weezer, this year’s Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Before You Exit, and other special surprise collaborations. (more…)Read More
February 8, 2013
Clive Davis: Billboard Power 100 Issue “Record Breaker”
To know Clive Davis is to love him. And most of America’s top selling artists have worked very closely with him, including the late Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Usher and many more!
The legendary music man was celebrated this week at an event at L.A. hot spot The Redbury, where Billboard revealed their 2013 Power 100 List at an exclusive event, presented by Citi®, with leading music industry professionals.
The evening culminated with Clive Davis being honored with the Billboard Musical Visionary Award for his A&R work. The award will be renamed to Billboard’s Clive Davis Musical Visionary Award for future recipients.
This weekend, at the annual GRAMMY Awards, Clive will hold his annual party and will honor the life of Whitney Houston. After the jump, the Power 100 list and video of Clive and R&B artist Miguel talking about about Whitney.Read More
August 30, 2012
Usher Premieres HOT New Music Video For “Drive” Featuring Supermodel Chanel Iman!
If you haven’t seen pop legend Usher‘s brand spankin’ new Titanic-inspired music video… you must must must watch it now!!!!!!
The music video, which features lustful supermodel Chanel Iman, is seriously just too sexy for words!
We give it 10 stars and a high-five!Read More
June 25, 2012
From Country To Chicago: Billy Ray Cyrus Is Heading To Broadway!
Billy Ray Cyrus is taking his Achy Breaky Heart all the way down to Broadway!
The singer is set to play lawyer Bobby Flynn (played by Richard Gere in the Chicago movie). Cyrus will be playing his role for seven weeks starting on November 5th! He will join a roster of celebrities who have gotten on the Chicago stage, including Sofia Vergara, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Ashlee Simpson, Usher and Jerry Springer.
As we know Cyrus is no stranger to the stage. In 2005, Billy Ray was featured in “Annie Get Your Gun”. ”l love acting, and I’m always up for learning new things,” Cyrus, 50, told USA Today, adding, “I get a little nervous thinking about it. Maybe a lot nervous.” Wonder if Miley will be in the front row on opening night! So what do you think? Tell us @MicahJesse!Read More
June 13, 2012
VIDEO: Usher Releases Music Video for “Scream!”
Usher has released the video for his hit single “Scream.” “Scream” is the second single off his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself, available now in stores. In the video, Usher busts-a-move in a white suit and runs from scene to scene. Eventually he ends up dancing with a beautiful woman.
Last month in New York, Usher starred in the the off-Broadway show ”Fuerza Bruta” as the show’s Running Man and it turns out this is the inspiration for the new video! The video is based on the whole “Fuerza” performance and mixed in with the video is footage taken from his actual off broadway show performance… How cool?
Check out Usher‘s dance movies here:Read More
April 16, 2012
Usher & Gerard Butler Among Celebs At The Annual Neon Carnival At Coachella!
For the last three years at music festival Coachella, the A|X Armani Exchange and T-Mobile Neon Carnival is the place to be for all the big stars to have a little fun in between shows!
The Brent Bolthouse-produced bash featured carnival games and thrill rides including bumper cars, an enormous ferris wheel and a giant slide, and a big central dance floor, which stayed packed well into the morning hours thanks to sounds spun by “Project X” hit man DJ Jesse Marco.
Celebs spotted enjoying the fun festivities of the Neon Carnival included Usher, Emma Roberts, Gerard Butler, Paris Hilton, Glee’s Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Cory Monteith and Harry Shum Jr., Twilight’s Kellan Lutz, Breakaway’s Camilla Belle, Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill, Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson, Revenge’s Ashley Madekwe and Christa B. Allen, Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr, Michelle Trachtenberg and Penn Badgley with girlfriend Zoe Kravitz, Shenae Grimes, Kevin Connolly, Inception’s Lukas Haas, supermodel Chanel Iman and designer Alexander Wang.
More “HOT SHOTS” from photographer Seth Browarnik (WorldRedEye.com) of the A|X Armani Exchange and T-Mobile Neon Carnival… coming soon! (more…)Read More
November 30, 2011
VIDEO: Usher & David Guetta Perform “Without You” On Ellen! — Watch It Now!
We can’t stop listening to “Without You” by David Guetta and Usher! It’s so addictive!
Watch the tremendous twosome perform their smash hit, from David’s album “Nothing But The Beat,” on Ellen!
Be sure to pick up your copy of “Nothing but the Beat,” in stores and online now!Read More
October 19, 2011
Stars “Cool Off” At President Clinton’s Weekend Long 65th Birthday Celebration!
It may feel like the end of Summer in most places in the country, but in sunny Los Angeles, things are still H-O-T! And this past weekend was no exception — especially having the former President of the US-of-A, Bill Clinton, in town!
Bill had a heck of a lot to celebrate: not only was it the 10th Anniversary of The Clinton Foundation, but, it was also his 65th birthday party!! (Cue, “Happy Birthday, Mister President…”)
The festivities went all weekend long but the “peak-of-the-week…end” was the Clinton Foundation “Decade of Difference” concert at the Hollywood Bowl. With outrageous performances by Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, U2′s Bono, Usher, K’Naan, and Kenny Chesney, and appearances by Ashton Kutcher, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DiRossi, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Jason Segel, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, and so many more, this was a fitting celebration for one of the most celebrated Presidents of our generation!
Millions of people, who were not in attendance, were able to watch the concert, live, streaming exclusively on Yahoo! (Ah, the future!)
Throughout the weekend, MJ was “on the scene” getting all the scoop, from scorching “hot” moments like Lady Gaga changing her hit song “Bad Romance” to “Bill Romance” — to super “cool” moments like Jane Fonda and Bonnie Rait posing for a pic together while indulging in premium Magnum Ice Cream bars, well into the night at the official after party.Read More
October 7, 2011
Gaga, U2, Usher & Juanes All Slated To Perform At Clinton Foundation 10th Anniversary!
Lady Gaga, U2′s Bono and the Edge, Usher, and just-announced Kenny Chesney, K’naan and Columbian superstar Juanes, are the first crop of artists slated to help ring in the 10th anniversary of former President Clinton‘s foundation with a concert.
(Pssssst! It also happens to be Bill’s 65th Birthday! Can you say “Happy Birthday, Mister President?” Hope Gaga does the honors!)
“A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation” will take place next Saturday night, Oct. 15, at the Hollywood Bowl. If you can’t make it, lucky for you — you can catch a live-feed of the show on Yahoo!
The event is said to be gathering “the most influential and socially responsible artists in music, film, and television.”
“In the past decade, commitments to my Clinton Global Initiative have improved the lives of more than 300 million people around the world,” Clinton said in a statement. “We’ve lowered the cost of AIDS and HIV treatment, combated climate change, strengthened economies, increased access to education and healthcare, provided financing and mentoring for small businesses. This celebration marks ten years of these efforts and demonstrates how much we can do to make a difference in the years ahead.”
Micah Jesse will be in the house (backstage, on the red carpet & inside the show) live-Tweeting all the star-studded action, so be sure to follow along in real time on Twitter @MicahJesse!Read More
September 26, 2011
Five Best “HOT SHOTS!” From The iHeartRadio Music Festival!
Missed the iHeartRadio Music Festival over the weekend?
MJ was in the house and on the red carpet backstage at the MGM Resort and “peach picked” these five photos until our video footage is ready for your viewing pleasure.
The music fest, which was dubbed “the biggest live music event in radio,” was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and brought out some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Steven Tyler, The Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Sting, Carrie Underwood, Jane’s Addiction, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Rascal Flatts, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Sublime with Rome and Jeff Beck.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival weekend was filled with exclusive performances from a star-infused lineup, with many special guest attendees and presenters including Emmy and Grammy Award winning superstar Justin Timberlake (who introduced Lady Gaga); Twilight’s Ashley Greene; Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D; “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson and others.
Video footage from the red carpet coming soon!
[ALL PHOTOS: Christopher Polk/GettyImages]Read More
September 22, 2011
Can’t Make It To The iHeartRadio Music Festival? Watch It Online!!!
They’re calling it the “biggest live music event in radio history” so if you can’t make it, you won’t want to miss it!
We have all the deets for you so that you don’t miss any of the action. In fact, MJ just landed in Las Vegas and will be live tweeting all the action (from backstage!) so be sure to follow @MicahJesse for live #sweeTweets!
To view the live stream, go to www.iHeartRadio.com/vegas to catch the live stream during the two-day festival!
Friday, September 23rd @ 7 pm PST
Performers Include: Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Jane’s Addiction, Jay-Z & Kelly Clarkson
Saturday, September 24th @ 7 pm PST
Performers Include: David Guetta, Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts, Steven Tyler & Sublime with Rome
Special Guest Performances By: Sting, Usher and Jeff BeckRead More
September 7, 2011
Is Evident Future One Of The Most Anticipated Shows This Fashion Week?
Last week MJ confirmed that Leo Velasquez, who counts celebs like Usher, Miguel, Lamar Odom, and Kid Cudi as some of his styling clients, would be debuting his very first collection this Fashion Week, on September 9th, with an exclusive presentation.
In tune with the digital media age and his insight into the future, the designer just released this little 30-second teaser video for Evident Future and it leaves us wanting more.
So…much…more… We’re the very first to post this! Take a look:Read More
September 6, 2011
God Bless America! Celebrities Come Out To “Werk” On Labor Day!
Celebrities are so silly!
Never ones to miss an opportunity to make a quick buck, celebrities made appearances from The Hamptons to Hollywood, and we have the lowdown for y’all!
Supermodel Marisa Miller got the VIP treatment from a group of soldiers at a two-day Labor Day weekend event. Fellow celebs including Terri Hatcher, Maria Shriver, Jack Osbourne, and Amber Tamblyn and approximately 5,000 gorgeous guests got to enjoy a live performance from Kanye West to celebrate the world premiere and first look of the hotly anticipated video game of 2011, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which releases on November 8.
‘Jersey Shore’ star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi celebrated Labor Day Weekend by hosting a blowout bash at PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. The petite reality star arrived to the mega-club just before midnight with her boyfriend, Jionni LaValle, and an entourage of friends. While on the red carpet, she talked about her year long relationship with LaValle saying, “It’s our second time to Vegas together and we might be going to the chapel — it’s that serious.” Polizzi continued reassuring she was only joking saying that she’s ‘not ready yet, but in the future definitely.’
Fellow JS star Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola was also in Vegas, partying at Gallery nightclub with some of her girlfriends.
Pauly D celebrated Labor Day Sunday at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Over 4,000 partygoers fist pumped while The Jersey Shore star DJ’ed and hung with costars Deena Nicole Cortese & Vinny Guadagnino also stopped by the party to show their roommate some love!On Friday night, New York City-based and “hip hop’s favorite DJ”, DJ Cassidy returned to Las Vegas for for a special live set, celebrating the end of the summer, at The Bank Nightclub at Bellagio Resort & Casino. DJ Cassidy, who spun at Kim Kardashian‘s wedding two weeks prior, treated the packed house to a showcase of his signature mixed hits behind the turntables. Afterwards, Cassidy gave shout outs on the mic before chatting with excited female fans including Christina Milian and other fellow club-goers near The Bank’s DJ booth.KEEP READING FOR MORE LABOR DAY WEEKEND STAR SIGHTINGS! (more…)Read More
August 24, 2011
Justin Bieber Surprises Taylor Swift Fans! – VIDEO
Taylor Swift fans got a surprise at her Los Angeles show this week — from none other than her celeBFF Selena Gomez‘s mega star boyfriend Justin Bieber!
Surprise guests at concerts or surprise concerts for guests seem to be all the rage lately!
We’re kind of really into it! Love surprises!
Watch the Belieber madness ensue at The Staples Center in this video…after the jump! (more…)Read More
August 17, 2011
Usher’s Stylist Leo Velasquez To Debut Premiere Collection At New York Fashion Week!
The fashion world is abuzz about designer and stylist-to-the-stars Leo Velasquez debuting his collection, Evident Future, for the first time this September, at New York Fashion Week.
Micah Jesse can exclusively confirm that the 27-year-old stylist to stars like Miguel, Usher, Kid Cudi, Lamar Odom, and more, will debut his collection with an invite-only presentation.
The futuristic “men’s only” presentation will be the talk of the town come September. “He’s going to have a female supermodel incorporated in his show…that’s all I can say,” an insider tells MJ exclusively.
Follow @LVtheStylist on Twitter to stay up-to-speed on his fashionable travels and for news alerts regarding his 2011 Fashion Week debut!Read More