Dec 14

First Weezer, now Pitbull remakes Toto’s “Africa”

ABC/Eric McCandlessEarlier this year, Weezer scored a huge hit with their version of Toto's 1982 soft-rock classic "Africa." Now Pitbull is trying his hand at the same song.

Pitbull's version is actually called "Ocean to Ocean," and it appears on the soundtrack of the upcoming superhero flick Aquaman.  However, the pre-chorus and chorus, performed by a singer named Rhea, are identical to those of Toto's original hit.

In the movie, the song plays during a scene where Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, crosses the Sahara Desert.  Which is -- y'know -- in Africa.

"They tried to get rid of me/But from ocean to ocean/They are gonna have to deal with me," Pitbull raps. "From ocean to ocean, sea to sea/I'm something that you gotta see."

In a statement to People magazine, Pitbull explains why his version of the tune is called "Ocean to Ocean."

"The ocean, the sea and any body of water, to me, is true freedom," says Mr. Worldwide. "The ocean has always been the border from where my parents came from Cuba and the United States, which gives us freedom. That’s why I respect water. Bottom line: water gives us freedom.”

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   Dec 14

Ed Sheeran-designed shirts now on sale to benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation’s program

Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran has designed a limited-edition t-shirt to raise funds for a campaign to help a program in Nairobi, Kenya, that encourages young men to test themselves for HIV.

Kenya's population has the fourth largest percentage of HIV/AIDS-infected people in the world.  Many aren't aware that they're HIV-positive. The program, sponsored by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, is called "Chukua Selfie," and it encourages young people to seek treatment and help stop the spread of the virus.

In a statement to the U.K. paper The Independent, Ed says, "I’m completely behind the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s goal to end the AIDS epidemic once and for all."

"To do this, I firmly believe we need to make young men part of our efforts, not only to bring them into consciousness about their own risk and vulnerability to HIV, but also to empower them to protect the women around them,” he adds.

The t-shirt features an image of Ed onstage, raising his guitar above his head.  It says "Ed Sheeran #ChukuaSelfie."  Available at Represent.com, they cost $26 bucks but are only available through December 21.

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   Dec 14

Nick Jonas says being a father is “a real dream” of his

Getty Images via ABCNick Jonas just married Priyanka Chopra but he’s already thinking about becoming a dad.

“I definitely want to be a father someday,” he tells Spotify’s The Rewind with Guy Raz. “I think that’s a real dream.”

He says that finding fame at a young age with the Jonas Brothers has helped prepare him for parenthood in certain ways.

“I think I’ve had to grow up pretty quick. With that, you could look at it two ways,” he explains. “You could say that was unfair or you could say it’s given me some real perspective at an early age and I’ve seen a lot of life at an early age, and I hope to be able to share that with a kid of my own someday.”

Nick and Priyanka married the first weekend in December with two extravagant ceremonies in India.

Prior to their wedding, a source told Us Weekly, “[They] keep talking about starting a family together. They have amazing chemistry and can’t wait to have kids.”

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