SINGERSROOM ROUNDS: Ne-Yo Snags Tour, Aretha Live, Cee-Lo Goodie and Leona’s Nose

Singer/Songwriter Ne-Yo has postponed tour dates in Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle to continue working on his next album. The shows, which were scheduled to take place in late February and early March, are now moved to fall 2011. “With work on his fifth studio album going so well the American singer songwriter could not interrupt the creative process,” a press statement said. His gigs in Manchester and London will still go ahead. The London shows at the O2 Arena will feature Chipmunk and US R&B star Trey Songz as support.

After overcoming a life threatening health issue, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will return to the stage in May for a still-to-be announced tribute show. According to Franklin, the May gig will be “a network special with a lot of artists coming in to do a tribute for me.” In addition, Franklin’s first proper tour dates will be a three-night stand from June 3-5 at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin still has not revealed details about the recent health scare.

Lady Killer Cee-Lo Green is planning to reunite with his former hip-hop group Goodie Mob. He tells Britain’s Daily Star, “I really want to go back to my roots and do a little rapping. It’s been a fabulous experience reuniting with Goodie Mob after 15 years and seeing how we all turned out,” adding, “Plus it’s interesting to see how I’ve developed as a rapper after so long out of practice.” Green previously reformed the group for a one-off concert in Atlanta, GA in 2009.

Leona Lewis’ spokesperson has dismissed reports that the “Bleeding Love” hitmaker has undergone a nose job, after she unveiled a dramatic makeover on the red carpet earlier this week. Lewis was virtually unrecognizable when she stepped out in a long, dark wig at the LA premiere of Justin Bieber’s new concert movie “Justin Bieber” Never Say Never” on Tuesday (Feb. 8), prompting rumors she had opted for cosmetic surgery. The rep tells Britain’s The Sun, “Suggestions she has had cosmetic surgery are total rubbish.”


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