Bruno Mars has landed a spot on the upcoming series of Sesame Street. The 25-year-old musician has penned tracks for many well-known artists, including Travie McCoy, Cee Lo Green and Flo Rida. He's now enjoying success in his own right after releasing his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans last year. The singer has been booked on the iconic children's show alongside a host of stars including Nicole Kidman, Seth Rogen and George Lopez. The American star reached a deal with prosecutors to pay a $2000 fine, serve 200 hours of community service and undergo drug abuse counselling after being caught in possession of the class A substance. Bruno is one of more than three dozen celebrities who are lined up to appear on Sesame Street this series, with the 42nd season beginning in the US on September 26. It will focus on science, maths and engineering education, and will see the orange monster Murray conduct science experiments in a regular feature.
Massive congratulations to Bruno Mars & The Smeezingtons today! He has been nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards including “Best Male Video”, “Best Choreography”, “Best Pop Video” and “Video Of The Year”. We all know Bruno deserves each & every one of these awards – so I know all of you will be VOTING NON-STOP!
Bruno Mars was enlisted by Eminem and Royce Da 5'9″ for their Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel track “Lighters”. The sweeping, inspirational track mixes Em's penchant for spitting fire, Royce's keen pop-culture eye and Bruno's smooth pop sensibility. The trio was spotted shooting the song's video at the tail-end of July. When MTV News caught up with VMA nominee Mars this week, he shared that the Rich Lee-directed clip will certainly leave fans as inspired as the song does. “We shot the video ... that should be coming out very, very soon,” he said. “But that's their baby, so I'm not going to blow the lid.” Instead of revealing any actual video details, Mars decided to show off his comedic side about what he is doing in the video. “I'm doing handstands, and I'm juggling naked,” he joked, laughing. “No, I'm not doing all that, but I am naked.” Fans will have to wait to see if that promise is true (we're guessing it's not), and it seems that Mars will too, since he has yet to see the video. “It's a very beautiful [video]. I haven't even seen it yet, but I think it's going to be beautiful,” he said. Bruno certainly has racked up quite the pedigree over the past two years to appear on such a high-profile track, and he joked about how the project came his way: “It was a freestyle battle. I said, 'Yo Em, if I beat you, you're gonna have to do a song with me.' I shut him down right then and there.” The song has Bruno wondering who he wants to work with next, including a man who famously declared “F— You.” “I would love to get back into the studio with Cee Lo [Green]. I'd love to work with Lil Wayne. There's so many people out there,” he said. “I'm so proud of this Eminem song with Royce Da 5'9″. I'm happy with the way that's going, but this is just the very beginning. There's a lot more to come
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