This Is Us is the name of the seventh studio album from American Grammy-nominated international pop boy band Backstreet Boys. As becoming a four-piece band (Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean), this album will be the second album and will be released on October 5, 2009 in the UK through RCA Records, October 6 in the US through Jive, and later all over the world through Sony Music.

They have reunited with previous collaborator and producer Max Martin  Ryan Tedder, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Jim Jonsin, RedOne and T-Pain for the album as well.

Backstreet Boys plan on spending the second half of 2009 and all of 2010 on the road. A European tour has already been announced and a full North American headlining tour will be announced shortly. Tour dates can be found on the group’s official website

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Les Paul, the pioneer guitarist and inventor of electric guitars has died from complications of pneumonia in New York at the age of 94.

Les Paul is recognized with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, multi-track recording, overdubbing, and contributed to the birth of rock.

He’s also credited with inventing the eight-track tape recorder and guitar hero who set a standard for musicianship.

Guns N’ Roses star Slash described him as an exceptionally brilliant man.

Rest in peace Les Paul.

Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice) attempts to work his gothic magic over one of the best loved stories of all time… Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There’, which first told the story of a young girl, who after following a rabbit down a hole, is transported to a strange world. Whilst the Disney version of the tale relied on sweetness and light to delight the audience, Burton fans can be sure to look out for the same cartoon traits as earlier masterpiece ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’.”

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Linda Woolverton (screenplay) | Lewis Carroll (novels)
Release Date: 5 March 2010 (USA) more
Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy more
Tag line: You’ve got a very important date
Plot: 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old  friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

Out in March 2010, the movie stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway, as well as 19-year-old unknown Mia Wasikowska as Alice and it’s in 3-D.

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VMAs has announced the list of performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Jay-Z and Lady Gaga have been booked to perform at VMAs stage. Other performers include Green Day, Pink, Taylor Swift and Muse.

Jay-Z is up for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video for his song “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune). He will perform a song from upcoming album The Blueprint 3.

Lady Gaga (with Beyonce) leads with nine VMA nods – will take on a stage with her hit songs from album The Frame.

And again! Russell Brand will host the particular evening “2009 MTV Video Music Awards “ that will air live on Sunday, September 13 2009.

Source: Mtv


Kate Gosselin, appearing on NBC’s “Today” Monday, discussed her separation, which was announced in June.

Despite their divorce, They will be continued with the hit show, which documents the challenges of raising twins and sextuplets.

“In everybody’s life, you make sacrifices,” Gosselin said, referring to her staying with the show. “Everybody has to work. Everybody has a job. Ours is a very unique job.

“I still feel like this is a good thing. It’s healthy. And the kids would agree.”

Gosselin told “Today” host Meredith Vieira that she still wears her wedding ring for the sake of her eight children, but feels a lot of failure that the marriage is over.

“This is not what any mother sets out for, for her children,” Gosselin said, adding, “It’s necessary. It has to take place.”

She greeted inquiries from Vieira about Jon Gosselin’s alleged cheating during their marriage with a mix of vagueness and diplomacy, and said she couldn’t recall exactly when he moved out of their Pennsylvania house.

“I think it’s very clear that we are two different people at this point, with two different sets of goals,” she summed up.

She repeated her past rejection of media reports that she had an affair with a bodyguard assigned to protect her for the show.

“There is no affair. There has never been an affair,” declared Gosselin. “It’s just another crazy rumor. It sells tabloids.”

Source: People