Pope Francis Celebrated with Special Korean Musical Tribute

Pope Francis is getting a special musical tribute as he prepares for his trip to Asia in August.

The director of Psy‘s “Hangover” music video, Cha Eun-taek, has gathered a number of Korean stars to honor the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff in time for His Holiness’ South Korean tour. Top local stars have also taken part in the charity project.

Pope Francis

The director made a music video for “Koinonia,” a song composed by K-pop veteran Noh Young-shim, the title of which means camaraderie and communion in Greek.

The video premiered this week at Myeongdong Cathedral, the country’s highest Catholic prelate, ahead of the Pope’s visit to South Korea from August 14-18.

Won Dong-yeon, known for the 2012 hit Korean film Masquerade, produced the project that features A-list actors Ahn Sung-ki, Kim Tae-hee, Kim Ha-neul and Kim Woo-bin, among other celebrities known to be devout Catholics. Prima ballerina Kim Joo-won and Olympic short track speed skater Park Seung-hi also make appearances. All proceeds from the video project will go to charity.

“We created this music video in order to help the underprivileged, which is a main concern for the Pope,” said Won. “All of the celebrities felt it was a great honor to take part in such a project.”

“We will dedicate this video to the Pope as a gift,” said Huh Young-yeop, a spokesperson for the committee.

The video, which already has more than 100,000 views on YouTube, will be screened during some of the key events set to be carried out during His Holiness’ stay in Korea.

Diaz to Appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night”

It’s game on for Cameron Diaz

The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress will appear during Jimmy Kimmel’s primetime editions of Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night.

Cameron Diaz

For the seventh consecutive year, in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC will air the late night talk show host’s primetime specials, which will air every night of the NBA Finals beginning with Game 1 on Thursday, June 5.

Broadcasts will feature basketball editions of Kimmel’s signature comedy bits Mean Tweets and Lie Witness News.

In addition to Diaz, guests for these shows include Jason Segel, Tracy Morgan, Mila Kunis, Martin Lawrence, Snoop Dogg, Psy, Ice Cube and more.

Previous JKL: Game Night guests include President Barack Obama, Adam Sandler, David Beckham, Liv Tyler, Magic Johnson, Will Ferrell, Matthew McConaughey, Ashton Kutcher, Drew Barrymore, Chris Rock, Danny DeVito and Denzel Washington.

Previous JKL: Game Night  specials have premiered comedy pieces featuring Mike Tyson, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Dwyane Wade.

Gomez’s “Come & Get It” One of YouTube’s Top Trending Music Videos of 2013

Selena Gomez is quite convincing…

In the debut single from her latest album, the 21-year-old half-Mexican American singer sings “Come & Get It.” And, that’s apparently what millions did, making it one of YouTube’s Top Trending Music Videos of 2013.

Selena Gomez

Registering nearly 184 million views, Gomez’s “Come & Get It” video ranks at No. 9 on the chart, behind clips from PSY, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pink, Robin Thicke, Rihanna and Naughty Boy.

Gomez is the only Latino artist on this year’s list.

Here’s a look at the top music videos of 2013:

Top Trending Music Videos of 2013

1. PSY – “Gentleman”
2. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
4. Katy Perry – “Roar”
5. Pink – “Just Give Me a Reason” ft. Nate Ruess
6. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” ft. T.I., Pharrell Williams
7. Rihanna – “Stay” ft. Mikky Ekko
8. Naughty Boy – “La La La” ft. Sam Smith
9. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It”
10. Avicii – “Wake Me Up”

Walsh’s “The Starving Games” Hitting Theaters In November

Maiara Walsh will be starving for box office attention this November…

Ketchup Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to The Starving Games for a November 8 theatrical release.

Maiara Walsh

The film, which stars the 25-year-old Brazilian American actress, is a satire of the blockbuster-hit film The Hunger Games.

From spoofmeisters Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer –the masterminds behind Scary Movie, Epic Movie and Date Movie – follows a young girl named Kantmiss (portrayed by Walsh) as she participates in a barbaric annual competition against fellow youngsters.

In addition to Walsh, the film also stars Cody Christian, Lauren Bowles, Brant Daugherty and Diedrich Bader.

The parody pic will also take aim at other pop culture phenomenons including The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Psy and Taylor Swift.

Walsh’s credits include Desperate Housewives, Cory in the House and Switched at Birth.

Lovato Receives MuchMusic Video Award Nomination

Demi Lovato is getting much love in Canada…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and The X Factor star has received a MuchMusic Video award nomination.

Demi Lovato

Lovato is nominated in the International Video of the Year – Artist category for the clip for her latest single “Heart Attack.”

Lovato’s video, which was directed by Chris Applebaum, is up against Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Phillip Phillips, Pink, PSY, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and will.iam featuring Britney Spears.

Pop-rock band Marianas Trench leads the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards with six nominations, followed by Drake with five and rapper Classified with four.

The awards show will take place on June 16 in Toronto, on a giant main stage in the MuchMusic headquarters’ parking lot and on the adjacent street’s smaller stage, surrounded by an estimated 10,000 fans. The presentation will air live at 9:00 pm on Fuse in the U.S. and MuchMusic in Canada.

Here’s a look at the nominees in the International Video of the Year – Artist category:

Demi Lovato “Heart Attack” — Director: Chris Applebaum
Ed Sheeran “Give Me Love” — Director: Emil Nava
Justin Timberlake “Mirrors” — Director: Floria Sigismondi
Nicki Minaj “Va Va Voom” — Director: Hype Williams
Phillip Phillips “Home” — Director: Joseph Toman
P!NK “Try” — Director: Floria Sigismondi
PSY “Gangnam Style” — Director: Bo Young Lee
Rihanna “Diamonds” — Director: Anthony Mandler
Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Director: Declan Whitebloom
will.i.am f. Britney Spears “Scream & Shout” — Director: Ben Mor

Aguilera to Appear on “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly”

She may be taking a break from The Voice next season , but Christina Aguilera is planning to spend one last night with Carson Daly before she does…

The 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian singer, who has been named the People’s Voice, has been added to the lineup of NBC’s annual New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.

Christina Aguilera II

The two-hour special, live from New York City’s Time Square and hosted by The Voice host Daly (late night’s Last Call With Carson Daly), will be headlined by Train and The Voice‘s latest winner Cassadee Pope on December 31, first from 10-11 p.m. and then 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. to ring in 2013.

Train will perform “Mermaid” and John Lennon‘s “Imagine.”

A music retrospective will also highlight the year’s top performances, featuring Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Madonna, PSY, Beyonce, Adele, The Spice Girls and David Guetta.

Daly, who has hosted the event since 2003, will be joined by his Voice colleagues Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green.

Additionally, Amy Poehler, Donald Trump, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Parenthood cast members and The Office‘s Angela Kinsey, who will bring live reports from the ground in Times Square, are set to appear on the program.

Lovato to Perform on TNT’s “Christmas in Washington” Special

Demi Lovato will be spending Christmas in our nation’s capital…

The 20-year-old half-Mexican singer and The X Factor judge, who will be performing in VH1’s annual Divas concert, will headline the annual Christmas in Washington special airing December 21 on TNT, along with “Gangnam Style” sensation PSY and the Supreme Diana Ross.

Demi Lovato

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien will host the telecast, which will be taped in Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum, for the second consecutive year.

Additional performers include former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, who recently released an album of holiday music, as well as Smash star Megan Hilty and former The Voice finalist Chris Mann.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend.

This is the 14th year TNT will be broadcasting Christmas in Washington to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center.

Pitbull to Perform at the MTV European Music Awards

Pitbull will bring global warming music to this year’s MTV European Music Awards show in Frankfurt next month.

The 31-year-old Cuban American rap superstar, who will be releasing his latest album Global Warming in November, has signed on to perform along three other high-profile late additions to the lineup, including Alicia Keys, The Killers and YouTube sensation PSY.


The lineup for the night already includes previously announced acts Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Rita Ora.

Pitbull is nominated for two EMAs – one for best male performer and one for best song for “International Love” featuring Chris Brown.

No word on what music Pitbull will perform at the awards show, which will take place on Sunday, November 11 at the historic Festhalle Frankfurt arena.