When will.i.am's car was stolen at a promo party earlier this summer, something more valuable was thefted -- his laptop, which contained his new album '#willpower.' Since the thieves began leaking tracks from the solo platter, originally due out Oct. 15, the rapper/producer has been left with no choice but to craft new songs and push the album back.
Will.i.am is straying from the typical reality show formula that we've come to know, love, and eventually tire of. Instead of using his talents to create a singing or music-based competition show, he's planning to develop a technology-based competition show where geniuses will come to compete! Don't let the 'wizards' part fool you. Harry Potter wannabes need not apply.
What is it with will.i.am, beautiful pop stars who are big in the U.K. and cars lately? His limited edition, custom ride, in which he squired Nicole Scherzinger, was stolen after he valeted it at an L.A. nightclub a few weeks ago. Now, early this morning (Aug. 30), at around 3:30, will and Cheryl Cole sustained minor injuries in a fender bender in Los Angeles.
Lindsay Lohan has been making quite the name for herself recently, and it doesn't involve her being late to sets or crashing Porsche's. Instead, the troubled actress/singer has been hanging out with Lady Gaga and Lana Del Rey and scored herself a role in Gaga's upcoming video. But does she have will.i.am on her list of people to help with her comeback?
will.i.am has a massive guest list for his '#willpower' solo album, but the one featured performer he is most psyched about is Justin Bieber. So why is The Biebs so high on the Black Eyed Peas' singer's list? Because he thinks that the teen has some serious longevity. Think The Biebs is a flash in the pan, flavor of the month, soon-to-be-forgotten teen idol? Pft! Will heartily disputes that notion.
Hip-hop/pop dignitaries Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Questlove and will.i.am and will invade the small town of Stoolbend, Va., next fall on 'The Cleveland Show.' The group will appear on an episode titled 'Menace II Secret Society,' in which the five celebrities are supposedly part of the secretive "rap illuminati."