Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am., Gary Vaynerchuk to mentor on Apple's Planet of the Apps
Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, and Gary Vaynerchuk have joined Planet of the Apps, Apple’s new reality series about app developers, it was announced Thursday.
The series, produced by Apple and Propagate, will follow a yet-to-be-cast group of tech entrepreneurs hoping to launch their careers with new apps. Superstars Paltrow and will.i.am, who will also executive produce the series, join digital mogul Vaynerchuk to mentor and advise the crop of up-and-coming developers.
Will.i.am takes a kaleidoscopic tour of L.A. in new video for 'Boys & Girls'
Will.i.am is finally back, and he’s brought the closest thing to a young Fergie with him. The former Black Eyed Peas frontman’s newest single, “Boys & Girls,” features the streamlined production he’s famous for, plus some meta finger-pointing (“any second, any minute, we about to sing the chorus”) and strong guest vocals from Guam singer Pia Mia.
will.i.am working with Apple on unscripted TV series about apps
Following months of speculation about the company’s intentions to produce a slate of original programming, Apple announced Thursday its first official television project, a collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas hitmaker will.i.am.
Black Eyed Peas sign with Scooter Braun
Scooter Braun’s roster just got bigger. The manager best known for working with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen just signed the Black Eyed Peas at SB Projects. The band’s logo first appeared on SB Projects’ website, and EW confirmed the news.
Braun will not, however, handle management for the band’s solo artists, will.i.am and Fergie. EW can also confirm that Fergie is busy working on new music.
Iggy Azalea responds to criticism after receiving support from will.i.am, Lupe Fiasco
After receiving criticism and even threats from a group of hackers, Iggy Azalea has responded to her fellow rappers’ comments about her place in hip-hop. And she’s got the support of a few other artists to back her up.
Jimmy Fallon teams up with Will.i.am for 'Ew' music video
Britney Spears commands 'Work Bitch' on new single -- listen now
A lot has been made of the Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga chart face-off this fall, but music fans shouldn’t count out OG pop queen Britney Spears in that fight. Spears dropped her new single “Work Bitch” on Sunday, a day earlier than planned, after a low-quality version of the song leaked online.
Pharrell Williams requests ruling in trademark feud with Will.i.am.
Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his “I am OTHER” company is not infringing on Will.i.am’s “I AM” trademark.
Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He’s seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.
The two artists have been in dispute for the past several months over the issue.
A lawyer for Will.i.am declined to comment.
Britney Spears talks new album, single: 'I think people will be surprised'
Yesterday, Britney Spears formally unveiled her new single “Ooh La La,” from the soundtrack to the movie The Smurfs 2 (which is a thing that is happening, for some reason).
She pulled back the curtain on the extra-Smurfy pop track on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, and that also gave her the opportunity to reveal some details about her current music project.
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