Backstage at Z100′s Jingle Ball Concert
By traceya December 14,2007
Glam was just hobnobbing backstage at the Z100 Jingle Ball Concert in New York City. The sold-out show, which benefitted Autism Speaks, featured artists like Fall Out Boy, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, the Backstreet Boys, and others! We’ve got the behind-the-scenes scoop from your favorite performers…
Alicia Keys looked slamming hot in skinny pants, an eggplant top, and a green leather jacket. While the gorgeous girl didn’t do any interviews, she did stop in the press room for a couple quick photos. When she hit the stage, she had the audience on their feet.
Adorable newcomer Colby Caillat announced that she’ll join John Mayer on his cruise tour. “I’ve never been on a cruise before, so I’m very excited!” She’s also thrilled to get some time off for the holidays. She plans on spending some QT with her grandparents and parents. And how does she overcome a case of the winter blues? “Go to California â€“ where it’s sunny!”
Avril Lavigne didn’t do interviews, but she looked chipper and cute as ever bouncing up and down on stage.
Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz, who was dressed in a tight purple striped hoodie, admitted to journalists that anytime he’s wearing something stylish, it probably belongs to his girlfriend, Ashlee Simpson.
Menudo talks about the biggest challenge creating their album… “Being able to blend the styles together because we’re a new group and we just put together a lot of different styles.”
Ashley Tisdale didn’t make it to the press room, but she did debut her post-rhinoplasty look on stage…
Perez Hilton tells us his highlight of 2007. “Everything with Britney Spears.” And though we ask him to divulge the craziest rumor he’s ever heard about himself. Instead, he tells us something nutty about Dolly Parton. “I interviewed Dolly Parton recently for my VH1 special that airs in February. And I ask her, ‘what’s the craziest rumor you’ve ever heard about your self?’ So I said ‘Dolly, what’s the craziest rumor you’ve ever heard about yourself?’ ‘Well I heard that I had Burt Reynold’s baby and that I’m a leeeesbian.’ And I said ‘really because I heard that you, Dolly, have your entire back covered in tattoos.’ And it’s true. You’ll never see her in sleeveless or a backless gown. [And she says] ‘Oh no no… I mean I do have some pastels here and there.’ [And I say] ‘What are pastels? Oh a rainbow here or there.’ She didn’t call ‘em tattoos.”
Singer Keri Hilson who wrote Gimme More for Britney Spears tells us “I actually was summoned to write for Britney. When I write a song for someone, I write what I feel is right for that person.” And what’s it like working with Timbaland: “Working with Timbaland is definitely â€“ it’s so inspiring. He is so energetic, and he’s eccentric really, I suppose. And experimental. All the “e’s.”
Special presenter and Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford appeared backstage for a few minutes. He allowed the photographers to snap some photos but neglected to do any interviews. (I guess he didn’t want any more Carrie Underwood inquiries.)
“Backstreet’s Back, Alright!” Sadly the Backstreet Boys declined interviews… They had to save all their energy to performe their “classic” dance moves on stage. They did joke around and act goofy with each other for the cameras though.
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