Ed Sheeran still has some more work to do on the follow-up to his breakthrough 2012 album, +. Despite the fact that he’s managed to write a ton of songs, the VMA-nominated singer hasn’t quite figured out the right combination of tunes to make the final cut, tentatively slated for release in January . “I haven’t finished recording it yet, so you see I can’t really tease it if it’s not properly finished,” he told MTV News on the VMA red carpet Sunday night. “It was, but then I had to go back in. I kept writing songs. I’ve probably written like 70 songs over the past year. I did like 30 … and then I did another 40, so I’m going to go back in and record some more.” Sheeran has spent part of 2013 touring with his pal Taylor Swift on her Red tour, and he shared, “I’ve met a lot of people whilst being on tour.” But he noted that as of right now, Swift, who enlisted him to appear on her 2012 album track “Everything Has Changed,” won’t be returning the favor. Why? “No, ’cause I think that would be not imaginative.” Well, his video for “Lego House” was imaginative enough to earn the ginger-haired singer/songwriter a VMA nomination for Best Male Video. While he went home without a Moonman (he lost to Bruno Mars), he explained how “Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint (who will next appear in the flick “CBGB” ) ended up in the clip.
Selena Gomez Talks ‘N Sync Reunion, Drake’s Cuteness & Bestie Taylor Swift’s F-Bomb—Watch!
by Bruna Nessif and Will Marfuggi Tue., Aug. 27, 2013 7:34 PM PDT Loading… Selena Gomez still had the Video Music Awards on the brain. During a busy 24 hours, the singer (who won a Moonman on Sunday) flew from the MTV awards in New York to Los Angeles to attend her premiere for Getaway, and although her schedule can seem exhausting, Gomez was able to let loose and have a good time at the show. “It was fun, it was good,” she told E! News. “I had Taylor Swift , my cousin actually visited me, so it was good that I had her with me. It was cool that it was actually in New York because it’s never been in New York and to win it in New York was great so I was excited.” LOOK: Selena Gomez pulls a Miley and poses with her tongue out MTV And like most fan girls, the anticipated ‘N Sync reunion was one of her highlights of the night, along with Lady Gaga ‘s half-naked performance. “I mean, completely. I lost my mind,” she said about the boy band performing together again. “I also actually loved Lady Gaga’s performance, I thought it was very artsy, very cool.