In The Newz #3
Which boy band member is available? What Bootylicious girl group will hit the basketball court? What's the latest chapter in the Napster saga? Read on to get the 411 on all your faves.
Destiny's Child released the second single, Bootylicious, from their latest CD Survivor. The sexy Bootylicious video is running on MTV and Much Music. "It celebrates being bootylicious, and being bootylicious is all about feeling good about your body," Beyonce told MTV.com. "There's everybody from a skinny girl to a skinny guy to a 350-pound woman (in the video) all just dancing and having fun and partying and feeling sexy and good about themselves."
The video also features a cameo by ex-Fleetwood Mac'er Stevie Nicks, whose song Edge of Seventeen is sampled in Bootylicious. Destiny's Child hopes their latest song will get people psyched about old school funk and dance.
U2 rocked the court during half-time
opening night of the 2001 NBA finals. They performed their latest single, Elevation in Boston (from the upcoming Tomb Raider movie) and it was broadcast via satellite during the half-time in Los Angeles. Destiny's Child is set to perform during half-time of game four on June 13, 2001 and Sugar Ray is the entertainment for the June 15, 2001 game.
Hottie Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees and long-time girlfriend, singer Jessica Simpson, have gone their separate ways (for now.) Access Hollywood reported the two are on "a break." Apparently Jessica said she needs to focus on her career. Nick confirmed they are taking a break when a fan asked him on Much Music. I hope the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" will hold true in their case. They seemed like the perfect couple.
Good news for Napster lovers. The company announced that music labels EMI Recorded Music and the Warner Music Group reached a tentative agreement to provide Napster with music. EMI and Warner both said they would only make their music available to Napster if they were satisfied with the new service's copyright-protection measures. This means that if Napster meets their requirements - three of the five major labels will license music for the company's upcoming subscription service. At first, it looked as if only BMG would join forces with the music service. This recent turn of events is a definite step in the right direction. Still no official word on how much the subscription service will cost, though.