Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Shuts It Down on Amazing Fashion Tour

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeoufReplacing Megan Fox in the blockbuster Transformers franchise was no easy feat, but newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley caused a sensation when she stepped out looking stunning in nearly every...


Gretha Cavazzoni Paris Hilton Jennifer Sky Kelly Clarkson Tina Fey

Kaskade To Headline 20 Dates On First-Ever IDentity Tour

Skrillex, Avicii, Steve Aoki and more join first all-EDM touring festival in the States.
By Adam Stewart

Photo: IDentity Tour

For the DJ, touring is a way of life: late nights, early flights and long bus rides. For Kaskade (born Ryan Raddon), however, it's also his upcoming summertime adventure.

Kicking off in early August, the inaugural IDentity Festival is the first-ever "EDM only" tour, combining massive beats, A-list talent and an al fresco sound experience all (hopefully) in your neck of the woods.

"IDentity came to me and said, 'We've got an interesting idea. We want to take a touring electronic music festival on the road,' " Kaskade told MTV News recently in Las Vegas. "Electric Daisy is popping up in all of these other cities, Bonnaroo has got an EDM tent, and Coachella's tent is bigger every year. So it was just a matter of time before someone said, 'Let's get one of these parties together and just move it around.' So they came to me, and I thought the idea was awesome."

It's no surprise that, sometimes, Middle America gets the short end of the stick when it comes to hosting big-name acts, especially in the EDM world. But IDentity aims to change all that, bringing three massive stages to each city: the Skullcandy Main Stage, the Dim-Mak Festival Stage and the Underground stage, each with its own crowd-pleasing lineups and state-of-the-art sound that promises to leave the masses' senses properly tingled.

"It's not only New York and L.A. who love this music," he said. "There's all these places around the country that might not get the opportunity to see everyone."

Including the likes of Skrillex, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Pete Tong, LA Riots and the Manufactured Superstars, among others, IDentity is suitable for EDM fans of every ilk. The massive bus tour kicks off August 11 at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, and then snakes throughout the rest of the lower 48 — 20 cities in all. Next up, the tour heads back east, hitting the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, on August 14, Charlotte, North Carolina, on the 16th and New York's Jones Beach Amphitheater on the 21st. The caravan then heads south, darting through Atlanta's Lakewood Amphitheatre, then Tampa and Miami's Bayfront Park and finally heading to the Left Coast by way of Texas, New Mexico, California and ultimately the Pacific Northwest.

"These are like 10,000-person outdoor amphitheaters, which is cool," Kaskade said. "The venues, like the Gorge in Seattle, are these beautiful, really cool outdoor amphitheaters that typically have never housed anything like this, so I think it's a really interesting opportunity. You Google them [to see], like, 'Who else has played here? Dave Matthews and Phish!' — all of these really cool touring bands that do these types of things in the summer."

In preparation for the tour, Kaskade has kicked off his second year of residency at Las Vegas' sprawling day club Encore Beach, in addition to giving a little extra love to his upcoming album, being produced in his brand-new Santa Monica studio — sans the porcelain.

"For many years, I actually had my computer in my bathroom — for noise purposes — and I drilled a hole through the wall into the studio and ran the chords through it," he recalled with a laugh. "People were always like, 'Why was the computer in the toilet? What if it overflows?' People were always concerned about that. Anyway, I'm not in the bathroom anymore. ... It's like my first truly proper studio!"

Will you check out Kaskade if the IDentity Festival comes to your town? Let us know in the comments!

Related Artists


Amber Brkich Leslie Bega Lisa Snowdon Shannon Elizabeth Marisa Tomei

Mila Kunis & Mark Wahlberg Tie the Knot for "Ted"

Nearing the end of production on their sure-to-be-entertaining project, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg got "married" on the set of "Ted" in Boston on Thursday (June 30).

The former "That 70's Show" beauty gave a glimpse of what she'll look like when she walks down the aisle while dressed in a flowing white gown as she held the arm of her tuxedo clad co-star, who already is happily married with children.

Directed by Seth MacFarlane, the upcoming comedy is described as "a story centered on a man and his teddy bear, who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish."

Due in theaters on July 13, 2012, "Ted" also stars Laura Vandervoort, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale ad "90210" hottie Jessica Stroup.


January Jones Aubrey ODay Vanessa Hudgens Lorri Bagley Christina Ricci

Greyson Chance's "Unfriend You" Music Video

Making a name for himself at just 13-years-old, Greyson Chance just released his new music video for his song called ?Unfriend You.?

The young singer and pianist, famous for his rendition of Lady Gaga?s ?Paparazzi,? recently spoke with MTV about the lead single off his upcoming album ?Hold On Til The Night.?

He said, ?I think ?Unfriend You? is an amazing record because, one, it?s a breakup song, which breakup songs are always fun, and two, it?s referencing social media, especially in this day and age, I think it?s very important to reference social media in music.?

Earlier today, Mr Greyson tweeted a special thanks to the lovely lady featured in his video, ?Thanks for being in the video @ArianaGrande! It was hard having to "unfriend" you(:?


Cindy Crawford Katharine McPhee Brooke Burns Evangeline Lilly Vanessa Marcil

6 Sneaky Tricks to Get Your Body Bikini Ready


Desiree Dymond Pamela Anderson Gretha Cavazzoni Paris Hilton Jennifer Sky

Would You Rock Rose Byrne's Plum Lips?


Vinessa Shaw AnnaLynne McCord Kelly Carlson Tara Reed Hilarie Burton

'Marriage Ref' Star Raises $$$ for Greg Giraldo's Fam

Filed under: Greg Giraldo, Tom Papa

Greg Giraldo had some pretty famous friends -- including Jeff Ross, Daniel Tosh and "Marriage Ref" host Tom Papa -- and last night, they all performed in L.A. to raise money for the late comic's kids. 063011_tom_papa_still

Papa -- who was pretty tight with Giraldo -- organized the "Big Time Comedy Show - A Giraldo Family Benefit."

According to the Huffington Post, all of the show's proceeds went to Giraldo's wife Maryann Giraldo and their four children.

Giraldo -- who was LEGENDARY on the Comedy Central "Roasts" -- died last year after overdosing on prescription medication.



Rachael Leigh Cook Danneel Harris Tamala Jones Freida Pinto Tara Conner

Pam Anderson: Don't Blame Me For Condo Collapse!

Filed under: Pamela Anderson, Laurence Hallier, Celebrity Justice

Pamela Anderson is lashing out at a real estate bigwig who claims her alleged flakiness cost him $22.5 mil ... and she's also pissed about rumors that she was sleeping with him.


TMZ broke the story ... Laurence Hallier filed a countersuit against Pam, claiming she signed a contract to promote the sale of condos in Panorama Towers, a Las Vegas development owned by Hallier.

The countersuit claims Pam bailed on a number of personal appearances and, as a result, Hallier lost numerous condo sales.  He wants Pam to pay him $22.5 million.

Pam's lawyer, A. Douglas Mastroianni, tells TMZ, "Pamela Anderson is not any more responsible for the failure of this real estate project than she is responsible for the 2008 real estate downturn or the collapse of Lehman Brothers."

Mastroianni goes on:  "The counterclaim is an attempt at publicity, filed by a defendant who reveled in utterly false rumors that he was romantically involved with Ms. Anderson while she was promoting his failed real estate project in London, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas."

For her part, Pam is suing Hallier for her $1 million fee.



Veronica Kay Tila Tequila Marisa Miller Mena Suvari Marley Shelton

Halle Berry's Charitable Nature

Doing her part to give back, Halle Berry was spotted doing some charity work in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles yesterday (June 29).

The ?Monster?s Ball? babe got a hug from a hunky male co-worker as she showed some love to the residents of low-income housing projects.

And it seems the folks at Trixan Body have ranked Ms. Berry?s work in ?Die Another Day? as among the top 10 best swimwear scenes in their new poll.

Coming in at #2, Halle is only beaten out by Ursula Andress who played Honey Ryder in ?Dr No.? Angelina Jolie?s Lara Croft scored the #3 spot.


Michelle Branch Moon Bloodgood Heidi Montag Simone Mütherthies Haylie Duff

Justin Bieber Previews Next Album

Don't worry, fans: Justin Bieber won't be promoting perfume forever.

The singer is already planning his next album, although it's unlikely to hit stores any time soon. In an interview with MTV, Justin said of the eventual CD:

"I want to] write a lot myself. I will be working with a lot of other producers and stuff like that, but I'm just writing a lot, writing on tour."

Greetings, Justin Bieber

Fans have plenty of options to listen to until Bieber does take over the charts with his next release, of course. He's already come out with (deep breath...) My World, My World 2.0, Never Say Never - The Remixes and My Worlds Acoustic.

Expect to hear more of the latter down the road.

"I've done a lot on my acoustic guitar, so it's gonna have that vibe. I'm not gonna really limit myself... I know there's country music, there's rock music, but my music is different. My voice is not meant for any style. I just want to make music."

Should we bother to ask: Are you excited for a new album from Justin Bieber?



Anna Paquin Jennifer Gareis Zhang Ziyi Audrina Patridge Leeann Tweeden

Would You Wear: Feather Hair Extensions?

Photo of feather hair extensions

Way back in January, Julie wrote about the awesomeness of feather hair extensions. I've always thought they were cute, but wasn't totally sold on them until I saw them in action at my friend Becca's wedding. Becca's sister was wearing a simple black bridesmaid's dress and a few strands of striped feathers in her blond hair. The feathers added such a cool bohemian vibe to her outfit, and I've been scouring Etsy shops for a similar look ever since. So I was wondering: how do you guys feel about this trend? Would you wear feather extensions? [$22, Etsy]


Teri Polo Jolene Blalock

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Say "I Love You"

Justin Bieber, Selena GomezSelena Gomez may have just met her longtime crush Shia LaBeouf, but boyfriend Justin Bieber is still the No. 1 guy in her life. In fact, the teen twosome are so totally in...


Amanda Swisten Brooke Burke Bridget Moynahan Claudette Ortiz Luján Fernández

Joe Jonas Spills on Going Solo

Joe talks about the musical styles he explores on his new album, working with Chris Brown, the ups and downs of acting, and more!


Melania Trump Rachael Leigh Cook Danneel Harris Tamala Jones Freida Pinto

Tom Hanks Reveals That Pixar Is Working On ?Toy Story 4?

While promoting his new film Larry Crowne, which held its Hollywood premiere here in LA last night, Tom Hanks dished to the BBC that Pixar is “working … now” on the sequel film Toy Story 4. As you may recall, Toy Story 3 was a HUGE hit last year and just last weekend, the animated [...]


Emma Stone Brittny Gastineau Giulianna Ramirez Blu Cantrell Rebecca Mader

Hailee Steinfeld's Miu Miu Debut

She's certainly one of young Hollywood?s fastest rising stars, and Hailee Steinfeld's ad images for ?Miu Miu girl? have just been released.

The ?True Grit? star makes her debut in Miu Miu?s Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign, which was shot by photographer Bruce Weber, Abercrombie & Fitch?s ad manager.

Ms Steinfeld may be the brand's new face, but she?s been a fan before that, too.

She sat front row at Miu Miu's fall runway show during Paris Fashion Week in March, and sported the line's designs on the red carpet at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards in May, the Berlin Film Festival in February, and the 2010 BAFTA Awards in 2010.


Kate Mara Tricia Helfer Lacey Chabert Megan Fox Maggie Grace

"Toddlers & Tiaras" Peek 6/29

Little Caylee gets a sugar-induced case of the giggles as mom Jaime helps her get ready for a pageant.


Carmen Electra Missi Pyle Michelle Behennah Jennie Finch Jessica White

?Material Girl? Releases A New Batch Of Kelly Osbourne Promo Photos

Back in February, Madonna and daughter Lourdes Maria unveiled the new 2011 campaign for their juniors clothing line Material Girl which featured celebrity spokesmodel Kelly Osbourne. Today, MG unveils the Summer campaign with Kelly O as the featured spokemodel. Click below to see the new promo images for the line, available excuslively at Macy’s, along [...]


Diane Kruger Bonnie Jill Laflin Alicia Keys Raquel Alessi Sarah Wynter

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni Separate...Again

David Duchovny, Tea LeoniWe just hate when it doesn't work out. A rep for David Duchovny confirms to E! News that the X-Files star and wife T�a Leoni have separated. This isn't exactly new...


Larissa Meek Jenny McCarthy Izabella Miko Xenia Seeberg Melissa Howard

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni Separate...Again

David Duchovny, Tea LeoniWe just hate when it doesn't work out. A rep for David Duchovny confirms to E! News that the X-Files star and wife T�a Leoni have separated. This isn't exactly new...


Anna Paquin Jennifer Gareis Zhang Ziyi Audrina Patridge Leeann Tweeden