Rumor Bust: Kelly Clarkson, Cyrus and Swift, Madonna, Amy WinehouseBy davidhall
After another day of playing rumor police for Breatcrave, here are the latest denied and confirmed stories that hit today’s headlines:
- In all her infinite wisdom, “American Idol” premier superstar Kelly Clarkson told the press on Tuesday that she was not a lesbian, but sometimes wanted to be one because “often times men are very hard for me,” she said. Apparently, Clarkson reported to AOL’s pop culture site, PopEater.com, that most recent interviews keep bringing up the gay question. Meanwhile, the singer maintains that she “could never be a lesbian,” but she would “rather have quality than quantity.” Could it be that all this time ‘Since U Been Gone” and “My Life Would Suck Without You” are ballads designed to woo women? Sounds like Clarkson has some soul-searching to do.
- Word has just been confirmed that the 51st Annual Grammy Awards will feature a one-time collaboration with Hannah Montana‘s Miley Cyrus and 16-year-old country crooner Taylor Swift. The duo will join an all-star lineup that includes Adele, Chris Brown and Sugarland on stage this Sunday (Feb. 8). If you’re a music fan that follows what I like to call the ‘mainstream dream,’ this is the show for you. They even through in Kanye for all the super-yuppies out there…
- After topping tour sales in 2008, Madonna has confirmed Euro dates for an extension of her Sticky and Sweet Tour this summer. The your kicks off on July 4 in London and wraps up Aug. 20 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It seems that there is no corner of the globe that Madonna won’t be able to sell out. Maybe her next tour should be called the ‘Empress of the World’ tour… At any rate, UK and European fans will have the pleasure of seeing Paul Oakenfold open as Madonna’s special guest. Oakenfold is slated for a Bonnaroo appearance… perhaps the pop queen will make a cameo? Check out the full list of dates here.
- At 2007′s Coachella fest, a freshly-drugged-up Amy Winehouse delivered an inspiring (maybe a tad frightening) performance on a tent stage. But Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival founder, Paul Tollett, confirmed today that the singer will be playing on the main stage on April 18. Tollet said: “Seems like Amy’s doing well now, from all accounts. The last show she did out here was at Coachella in 2007 in a tent. She’s too big for that now. She’ll play on the main stage before The Killers.” Thanks Paul, for the latest ‘Winehouse Alert’. Now I know which stage to avoid at all costs.