Thursday, 31 July 2014

Snapshots: Lady Gaga covers September Icon issue of Harper’s Bazaar...

Photographed by Sebastian Faena, the ever vibrant Lady Gaga graces the cover of the latest Icon issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. In the issue, Gaga discusses her unique fashion choices, recording jazz music with Tony Bennett, and her latest 'ARTPOP' tour.
Hooker meets stepford wife? Not a fan, but kudos to her for scoring her second Harper’s Bazaar cover in so little months. Fans can get their hands on this issue when it hits newsstands in August and you can read the interview over at Harper’s Bazaar. The entire spread is inside.

Watch: Rihanna snaps at fan...

While making her way through JFK airport, Rihanna was asked for an autograph by a passing fan. The fan caught Rihanna on a bad day because she snapped. “Give me a minute, Jesus Christ!” she is heard saying. 
Her bad mood was further fueled when she discovered her car wasn’t waiting for her at the bottom of the stairs. Rihanna's arrival came fresh off of a flight from Detroit, following rehearsals with Eminem for their upcoming 'Monster' tour. After a long flight, sometimes feeling cranky can't be helped. So to some extent, I can sympathize.

Rita Ora reveals Jay Z collaboration for new album...

During a recent interview with German magazine ‘Bravo’, Rita Ora confirms that she has snagged her dear ol' Roc Nation boss Jay Z to collaborate on her new album. "There are people on it who I would never even have dreamed of: Jay Z and Prince for example" she reveals. 
The news follows Rita's claim that the vibe of the album will be like a "white girl going hood." Rita has been billed a cross between Jay Z's two main chicks Rihanna and Beyoncé, but he has never cosigned Rita in the same way that he has cosigned Rih and Bey.

Janet Jackson's new album is coming...

In a new interview with Barefoot magazine, vocal producer and engineer Ian Cross confirmed the news that we have all been waiting for! Janet Jackson has not quit the music industry as previous reports had suggested. In fact, a new album is definitely in the works! But... we kind of knew that already.
"The new album is going to be great" says Cross. "It’s a process. There’s a lot in store, yet to come. I can’t go into too many details but I think Janet Jackson’s fans are going to be very excited about the new album, and I think people who don’t know her as fans are going to be excited about it, too." Too right!

Alicia Keys announces second pregnancy...

On her fourth wedding anniversary, Alicia Keys took to Instagram to announce that she is expecting her second child with husband Swizz Beatz. She posted several photos of her growing baby bump.
"We’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!" she wrote. The couple welcomed a son named Egypt in October 2010. Swizz also has three children from previous relationships. I love that she returned to her oldschool look with the braids. She looks lovely. Congrats!

Watch: Keyshia Cole discusses new album, domestic violence & more on Breakfast Club...

During a visit to The Breakfast Club Morning Show yesterday morning, Keyshia Cole discusses her upcoming visual album 'Point of No Return', her current relationship status, and estranged husband Daniel 'Boobie' Gibson's cheating.
Further more, she name drops WHO he is sleeping with and weighs in on domestic violence. She also compliments Beyoncé and Jay Z's marriage. On a positive note, Boobie and KC appear to keep things civilised which is for the best given that they now have a child together. Watch the very insightful interview inside.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Snapshots: Chris Brown goes shirtless in St. Tropez...

TMZ has taken aim at Chris Brown's 'beer' gut with the titled headline, 'These Rolls Ain’t Loyal.' Hmmm... Nice way to make someone feel good about themselves considering that we are so use to seeing CB's washboard abs. Yes, celebrity females receive the most critique over their cellulite-ridden bodies especially if she's overweight, but headlines like these are just really low regardless of how you may feel about the individual.
Since leaving jail, CB's weight gain has gone without notice, but I doubt he gives a shit since he's living life up partying on a yacht in St. Tropez. More importantly, he looks healthy and appears to be in a better place in his life. So, good for him I say.

Video Premiere: Janelle Monáe – ‘Electric Lady’

Sorority house parties, marching bands and several R&B cameos are all featured in the brand new visuals for the title track off Janelle Monáe's latest album ‘Electric Lady.’
There's no ladies party like an electric one. Hop along for the ride and check out Androids leader Janelle and her girlfriends T-Boz, Estelle and Monica get down in the energetic and fun visuals inside!

Video Premiere: Lana Del Rey – ‘Ultraviolence’...

Lana Del Rey gets married in a garden and peels oranges in the “homemade” clip for the 'Ultraviolence' title track. The grainy, VHS-style video was directed by Francesco Carrozzini. It was shot in soft-focus colours and appears to capture the singer's dream-like state, as is the case with many of her visuals.
This song is suited to lazing around on a sunny afternoon on the beach with an ice-cold beer. But on a visual tip, it's getting to a point where if you've watched one Lana video, you've pretty much watched them all. Check it out.

Snapshots: Rihanna & Eminem rehearse for ‘The Monster’ tour...

There's one week to go for Rihanna and Eminem's joint 'The Monster' tour. The two superstars are seen fitting in some final rehearsals for their stadium shows. The three-city trek will see the pair making stops next month in Eminem's native Detroit, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. She also announced that Trapstar teamed up with them for the official tour merchandise. The pair are expected to perform their solo hits and collaborations including 'Love The Way You Lie', 'The Monster' and 'Numb.'
I know a lot of fans are bitter that this tour is pretty reclusive. Bear in mind, Eminem is a father to several teenagers now and he clearly wants to tone things down. Nevertheless, I'm sure they will pull out the stops to make this one memorable. Does anyone know Ri's shoe size? I have to say, her feet look like 'monsters' compared to Eminem's.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Snapshots: Christina Milian and Lil Wayne enjoy a dinner date in LA...

Still just making music together aye Christina? Over the weekend, she was spotted with her rumoured new beau Lil Wayne during a date night at Mastro's Steakhouse in Los Angeles.
Whether this new-found closeness between them is a publicity stunt, Christina seems to be basking in it. Sadly, her music career never seems to gain as much interest as her consistency to jump from one relationship to another in record breaking time.

Behind the scenes + new promo pic: ‘The Intimate Collection’ By Britney Spears...

Following the release of this new promo image for her new lingerie line 'The Intimate Collection', Britney Spears unwraps a short behind the scenes video that was shot on the set of the campaign photoshoot.
Ms. Spears is giving some serious boobage here and looks... different? Hmmm... These photos are so reminiscent to the shoots that she did during her so-so 'Femme Fatale' era. The line looks nice from what I can see and I can actually see this doing really well.

Full documentary: Tulisa discusses suicide bid in 'Tulisa: The Price of Fame'...

Looks like someone is trying to save their career, but the damage may have already been done. Tulisa Contostavlos appeared in a tell-all documentary last night, called 'Tulisa: The Price of Fame.' The doc follows 12-months of her life consisting of self-shot diary footage as she discusses the nature of celebrity culture and how it feels to be a major celebrity facing public ruin.
Her contemplation into suicide occurred when she found out she was to be charged with conspiring to supply drugs. It also follows the collapse of her drugs trial at London's Southwark Crown Court last week prior to a cocaine sting arranged by Sun investigative reporter Mahzer Mahmood. Since the show, she's embarked on a damage limitation PR campaign, doing multiple interviews at the request of not being asked to discuss her conviction for assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan. 

Listen: Jessie J performs acoustic version of 'Bang Bang', song hits #1 on iTunes USA...

Promo for Jessie J's new single 'Bang Bang' has just begun. Following her arrival in New York this morning, Jessie J visited Z100’s 'The Elvis Duran Show' where she performed an acoustic version of the song sans Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. She announced that the video shoot will be taking place in Los Angeles tomorrow on July 30th and 31st.
Getting Ariana and Nicki on a song was the smartest thing Jessie J could ever have done in her career. The song has just topped the main U.S. iTunes chart! Now how's that for some serious girl power? I bet Rita Ora is kicking herself for not coming up with this idea as a lead single. Sure, she's got a song with Iggy Azalea but she needed her own smash to kick off her album since the last one was shelved over there. How did Jessie J fair with her first live performance of the song? Find out inside!

Video Premiere: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - 'Anything Goes'...

Eccentric chanteuse Lady Gaga swaps her electro-charged pop melodies for the Great American Songbook, hooking up with Tony Bennett for a joint album of jazz standards. 'Cheek to Cheek' was slated to drop January 1st, 2014 but Interscope Records postponed it to this fall. The first song off the album, 'Anything Goes' unexpectedly went to iTunes today.
Bennett, 88, covered the song more than 50 years ago on his 1959 album 'Strike Up The Band.' They will promote the new album with a PBS Great Performances concert special, 'Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!' This will be filmed in New York on Monday night and slated to air October 24th.

Rita Ora describes her upcoming album as "white girl gone hood"...

The owner of Britney's biggest fansite Breathe Heavy managed to score an interview with Rita Ora over the weekend. Interestingly, she referred to her upcoming new album as "white girl going hood." This puts to bed the racial ambiguity that many folks have categorized her as.
When I referred to her and Iggy Azalea as the white Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, I was called "ignorant." Why is it so hard to believe that Rita is white Albanian? Anyone with eyes can see that BOTH her parents are white so I'm not understanding why anyone would think she is still black or mixed. Now that this is coming from the horses mouth, perhaps any confusion about her race can finally end.

Monday, 28 July 2014

New Music: Jessie J – ‘Bang Bang’ (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande)...

A collaboration between Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande sounds good on paper. But once executed, the result is just... okay. The three of them appear on 'Bang Bang,' which has just surfaced, and let's just say, it's not as amazing as it could have been.
The retro-inspired song consists of a clap-heavy beat, massive power pop production, and blaring horns, all courtesy of Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya. The track serves as the first single from Jessie J’s third album, and will also be included on the deluxe edition of Ariana’s sophomore album, 'My Everything', due August 25th.

Teyana Taylor plots October release for debut album...

Other than her much publicised spat with Rihanna, 'Google Me' singer Teyana Taylor has yet to make any kind of big impact in the music industry. She's been trying to drop an album since 2008, and none of her singles have performed particularly well. This is the reason why I find it baffling that she has just announced her new album 'VII' (or simply '7'), dropping on October 21st. The likelihood of that date sticking holds as much chance as Ciara and Rihanna recording a duet together.
As for the album, this is preceded by lead single 'Maybe' featuring Pusha T and Yo Gotti, as well as 'Sorry.' It will be released through Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label and Def Jam. A music video for 'Maybe' is slated to drop shortly. Next month, she joins August Alsina on his 20-date 'Testimony Live' tour, kicking off in Seattle, WA on August 14th.

Watch: Elle Varner slays US National Anthem at Barclay Center...

Sang it girl. Elle Varner sure blew us away with her powerful rendition of the US National Anthem at last night's EBC Celebrity Basketball Challenge. That chick has vocal chops for days and she certainly delivered on that front. The game took place in Brooklyn at the Barclay Center.
Elle is hard at work recording her sophomore album 'Four Letter Word', which she briefly spoke about after the performance. Elle says the project is all about the artistry and being authentic. Check out the performance below.

Cheryl Cole scores fourth UK #1 with ‘Crazy Stupid Love’...

Now it's official. Cheryl Cole's new single ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ has hit the #1 spot on the Official UK Singles Chart, selling 118K copies. Can't say I'm too surprised at this though. Worse songs have made it to number one here.
As a solo artist, this serves as her fourth British chart-topper, tying with Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora as the only females to achieve this in the history of the Official UK Singles chart. As pants as this song may be, a hit song is a hit song at the end of the day. Congrats to the newly-wedded X Factor judge. I guess.

Watch: Beyoncé performs ‘Blow’ on HBO miniseries...

Beyoncé effortlessly pops her cooch during a performance of 'Blow' without looking like trash. There are ways to flaunt your sexuality without crossing the line, Nicki Minaj. The crowd was really getting into the groove singing along to "turn that cherry out."
This performance serves as the fifth installment of Beyoncé's HBO special X10. Not a favourite of mine on the album, as it is typical Pharrell production, but I really do love the editing in these performances.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Snapshots: More from Chris Brown & Usher's 'New Flame' video set...

Check out more photos from Chris Brown and Usher's 'New Flame' video shoot. Chris looks delicious in these pics. He's lost the right amount of weight and really needs to stay like that. Usher looks nice too. Forgive a chick for having her dirty little thoughts.
Surfboard.

Snapshot: Jennifer Lopez celebrates 45th birthday...

This week, Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 45th birthday in style. On Thursday, she threw an expensive $100K party for herself at Greek restaurant Nammos Estiatorio in Southampton. Guests included collaborators Fat Joe and French Montana. Also in attendance was Khloe Kardashian, Scott Disick, and her rumored new beau Maksim Chmerkovskiy and that's just to name the few.
MILF alert! Wow. 45 and passing for 10 years younger?! Now that's a gift. Even her ex Casper Smart tweeted her a happy birthday. The celebrations included a gourmet dinner and dancing, and continued right up until 4AM yesterday.

Snapshot: Beyoncé & her surfboard...

"I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard!” Taking to Instagram, Beyoncé delivers a literal nod to her hit single 'Drunk In Love', but luckily for the kiddies, this is strictly PG! Fun times, while the rest of the world continues to speculate about the state of her marriage.
Gotta love the irony!

Snapshots: Ashanti joins ever growing box braids trend...

We've seen box braids make an epic comeback among some of our favourite R&B singers. The latest to rock the popular style is Ashanti. The braids are for her character Eve, which she plays in her new movie 'Stuck.'
Ashanti uploaded her new look to her Instagram over the weekend. She is such a natural beauty and the box braids look great on her. Inside, we take a look at all the R&B singers who have rocked box braids recently. 

Snapshots: Rita Ora pays homage to Aaliyah...

The boss's wife may have done it first, but at least Rita Ora recognizes greatness. She is seen here tributing Aaliyah by wearing a T-shirt dedicated to the late singer. She was making her way across New York’s JFK International Airport yesterday rocking the shirt, which she matched with a pair of unique jogging bottoms. 
Following her 'Rock The Boat' video shoot, Aaliyah was just one year younger than Rita when she tragically died in 2001 prior to her plane crashing in The Bahamas. The Aaliyah Babygirl T-shirt is available to order from Coke Magic for just £23.56. In related news, Rita has just been confirmed to perform at 'Fashion Rocks' alongside Usher and Jennifer Lopez on September 9th, courtesy of CBS.

Snapshot: Chris Brown & Usher on the set of 'New Flame' video...

I knew this was coming when I saw them in the 'Loyal' video and I have to say, it's been a long time coming! Chris Brown and Usher are shooting their video for 'New Flame', which Chris is reportedly directing. I've waited far too long to see an official dance-off between these two. Now I just think they left it too late, so Chris will most likely cane Usher. The shoot took place yesterday in Cali and here is the first photo:
The song is a definite feature on CB's upcoming new album 'X' but no word on whether Usher will feature it on his new album (due September). Usher is 10 years older than Chris and his dancing is no longer what it use to be. Overall, CB may be the better dancer but Usher is STILL the better performer. He sings live (and in key) while dancing at the same time.

Album Cover: Keyshia Cole – ‘Point Of No Return’...

Taking to Instagram last night, Keyshia Cole unwrapped the official artwork for her new album 'Point Of No Return.' As she sits on the doors of a vintage car, Keyshia gazes into the distance near a deserted highway, rocking ripped jeans, a white tank top, and some shades. Too bad the songs have been underwhelming as this is by far one of Keyshia's best album covers. She looks pretty boss!
The album cover was shot by photographer MarQuest Edwards who also shot the cover for her current single, 'She' (produced by DJ Mustard.) Earlier this week, the singer, set to divorce Daniel 'Boobie' Gibson, kicked off her 'Point Of No Return' tour, which wraps August 25th in San Diego. What are your thoughts on KC’s cover art?

Friday, 25 July 2014

Snapshots: Tulisa's shocking new face...

Tulisa Contostavlos was today found guilty of assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex, last August. She was ordered to pay £3,020, including £2,700 of legal costs, a £200 fine and £100 compensation. She adamantly denies the assault and says she will appeal against the verdict. But her guilty verdict is not the reason why these aftermath photos have trended worldwide on Twitter.
It's the fact that she dramatically messed up her face with some botched up plastic surgery. Not that she needed to, because she was actually pretty. In 2012, she was voted FHM's Sexiest Woman In The World, so even if she never gets this vote again, at least she has THAT to hold onto.

Video Premiere: Nina Sky - 'Stoners' (featuring Smoke Dza)...

Nina Sky debut the trippy visuals for their brand new single 'Stoners' featuring pothead enthusiast Smoke DZA. The video doesn't have a concept but for the viewer it does give off some portrayal of what it's like to be stoned. The Sky NDGO-produced track, which samples oOoOO’s 'Break Yr Heartt,' was released in April.
The song was also previously featured as a snippet on their latest mixtape '#Currently, Vol. 1.' Whether or not the video intoxicates you in some way, it's good to see the sisters back in action again.

Producer Boots talks reworking Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’...

Many of us have become so infatuated with Beyoncé’s new version of 'Crazy In Love' that the play button to the '50 Shades of Grey' trailer has been used and abused aplenty! Get that ish on iTunes NOW!
Producer Boots spoke to Complex mag about the process in remaking the song. It is actually a big deal that he and Bey managed to score this gig for one of today's most anticipated films.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Beyoncé remixes ‘Crazy In Love’ for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer...

The full two-and-a-half-minute trailer for the hotly anticipated film, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has just debuted. For the clip, Beyoncé exclusively recorded a breathy, sensual remix of her 2003 hit 'Crazy In Love.' The music was crafted by Boots, who co-wrote and produced a large portion of her self-titled album.
This new Beyoncé mix is cool. A little sinister but the film has some really dark undertones so it works. MY Christian Grey would have been Matt Bomer/Henry Cavil. In the books, this guy is suppose to be some sort of God in the looks department. No offense to Jamie Dornan but he is not hot enough to play Grey and physically, he's too boyish.

Snapshots: Mariah Carey attends 'Hercules' premiere...

Mariah Carey attended the Hercules premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night. The Rock plays the lead role, and Mariah was there to support her good friend Brett Ratner (he directed it). The film is adapted from the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars by Steve Moore.
Mariah's weight loss is quite commendable. However, wearing a dress two sizes too small is not the way to go. She obviously tried to suck in her gut for dear life only to achieve less favorable results. On a positive note, at least (for a change), she got kissed by a REAL man. My Rock is so sexy! Now, instead of helping to promote somebody's movie, go and start promoting your own damn album! Really, is that too much to ask? Jeez...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Snapshot: Britney Spears announces lingerie line, 'The Intimate Collection'...

Not that Victoria's Secret has anything to worry about, but, Britney Spears is launching a new lingerie line! She announced the news today with this very photo of herself rocking a bra and panties. The line, titled 'Britney Spears: The Intimate Collection', includes feminine lingerie sets, vintage inspired bustiers and kimonos, as well as relaxed lounge-wear such as jersey camisoles, shorts and sweats.
The collection also features detailed shoulder straps and stunning embellishments, in addition to crochet edges, satin ribbons, and lace trim. Everything will be reasonably priced with items ranging from $17-$79! The collection will launch September 9th at an exclusive event in New York City, with an appearance by Britney.

Video Premiere: Tiny – ‘What You Gon Do’...

Karrueche girl, if you are watching this, be very aware. This could very well be your future. Released on her own imprint Pretty Hustle records, Tameka 'Tiny' Harris drops the video for her new song, 'What The F*ck You Gon Do.' The visuals seemingly addresses her tumultuous marriage to rapper T.I. and even the man playing her love interest resembles T.I. 
In the song, she threatens to walk out of their relationship, and there's also a scene where she rocks her wedding dress and visits her man in jail. It's all very biographical as Tiny became the ride or die chick that supported T.I. throughout his stint in jail for gun charges. 

New Music: Michelle Williams previews three new songs...

Taking to Instagram and Facebook, Michelle Williams has posted samples of three new songs, called ‘Yes’, ‘Need Your Help’ and 'Everything.' The tracks will appear on her upcoming new album 'Journey to Freedom', which has also spawned previous singles 'Fire' and 'Say Yes.' 
The album will be out on September 9th and it's pre-order starts from July 25th. Michelle refers to her new sound as gospel inspired pop and hopes fans will feel the love she incorporated into each single. Good for her. No matter how much people clown her, she keeps her head up and stays trying. I respect her perseverance.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Lana Del Rey annoyed none of the 'industry' men she slept with got her a record deal...

Out of all the things you can be annoyed at, this one takes the biscuit! Lana Del Rey, who released her new album 'Ultraviolence' in May, has a new song on it called 'F*cked My Way to the Top.' Speculation has been rife that she was referring to herself, but in a new interview with Complex magazine, she lets us know that she in no means f*cked her way to the top.
Weirdly, enough she is annoyed by it. “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals which is annoying,” she says. All that f*cking and no benefits from it? Well, at least she could say her career was down to the merit of talent and not due to her bedroom hopping antics.

Snapshot: Mya covers 'Women’s Running' magazine...

Double-platinum recording artist, Mýa, shows off her fantastic form on the August cover issue of 'Women’s Running' magazine. The 34-year-old marathon finisher spills on going vegetarian, completing a marathon and her desire to continually challenge herself.
Reading about her health regime is all good in my book, but how about she serves us an album please and thanks? I think she looks great but they clearly photoshopped her body especially the gap between her thighs. As recent photos show (and in a good way), she is thicker than a snicker. This issue became available on newsstands today!

Beyoncé announces premiere date for ‘On The Run’ HBO special...

Taking to Facebook just moments ago, Beyoncé announces that her HBO special, which will broadcast the upcoming Paris dates of her Jay Z-assisted 'On The Run' tour, will premiere September 20th!
On top of that announcement, a brand new 14-second teaser has just been released. Check it out inside!

Mariah Carey hints at upcoming tour...

Brace yourselves dahhlings! Mariah Carey may very well be going on tour! Last night, the five-time Grammy winner launched her new website MariahCarey.com, and unwrapped a recorded audio message to her lambily. She is heard saying: "I can’t wait to see you when I hit the road, starting very soon and I’m very excited about it!"
Um, most people tour at the back of a successful album because it serves as confirmation that demand is actually there. Sadly, this has not been the case for Mariah. This era has been so horrific I am shocked her people would even let her tour. Despite her fourteenth studio album 'Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse' only selling 99,500 copies to date, the wonder lies in whether or not she will be able to sell an arena tour, at all.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Rihanna's title as the most viewed YouTube channel has now been snatched...

Unfortunately, Rihanna having the most viewed YouTube channel has now become a thing of the past. A Lady Gaga fan that runs the YouTube channel 'PewdiePie' has now stolen her thunder (1, 2). For those not knowing who PewdiePie is, he is the biggest YouTuber of all time. He snags around 2 million views per hour and earns $4 million dollars per year, uploading gaming walk-throughs or reactions to them.
Although he's only famous on YouTube, fair play to him for his amazing YouTube hustle and managing to dethrone one of today's biggest pop phenomenons. No skin off Rihanna's back though. I'm sure she will reclaim her throne once she drops her eighth studio album later this year.

Watch: Tinashe performs ‘2 On’ on ‘Wendy Williams’...

R&B newcomer Tinashe has been steaming up the airwaves with her breakthrough single '2 On.' In promotion of it, she performed the DJ Mustard-produced hit on 'The Wendy Williams Show' today. The track is currently number one on Rhythmic Radio and will feature on her debut album 'Aquarius', due September.
She's cute, though I'm not seeing much variation from Ciara or the other vocally challenged R&B chicks that likes to do a two-step on stage. However, the song IS an actual bop. See what she served up with one of her first televised performances inside.

Snapshots: Rita Ora & Iggy Azalea shoot restaurant scenes for 'Black Widow' video...

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea serve another glimpse at what's in store for their upcoming 'Black Widow' music video, which was filmed over the weekend. It looks like these two are pulling out the stops as the pair were seen shooting restaurant scenes with Hollywood actor Michael Madsen!
At this point, Madsen may have lowered his stock but work is work at the end of the day. For the samurai themed clip, it appears both Iggy and Rita have alternative aliases with the rapper appearing as a waitress in one shot and a sword-welding fighter in the next.

Cheryl Cole tops UK iTunes chart in 42 minutes...

It's amazing what a gimmicky marriage announcement can do for a really shit song. In just 42 minutes of its release, Cheryl Cole's new single 'Crazy Stupid Love' (featuring Tine Tempah) stormed straight to the top of the UK iTunes chart yesterday. 
If the single snags the number one spot on the Official Singles Chart next Sunday (July 27th), Cheryl will join Rita Ora and Geri Haliwell as only the third British female solo artist to achieve four UK number one singles. Granted, this would not have happened if the song wasn't available for pre-order during the last two months and had radio not have supported it.

Watch: Beyoncé performs ‘Get Me Bodied’ on HBO miniseries...

Heyyyyy Mrs. Carter! Check out the fourth installment of Beyonce’s HBO special X10. This week, she delivers a high octane performance of 'Get Me Bodied' during her 'Mrs. Carter' world tour.
As expected, she kills it effortlessly.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Video Premiere: Ashanti – 'Just Believe'...

Having partnered with Beyoncé previously, Michelle Obama teams up with Ashanti to encourage kids to be more active. The premiere of Ashanti’s music video ‘Just Believe’ aired last night on Entertainment Tonight. Ashanti’s ‘Just Believe’ song is featured on the album ‘Songs For A Healthier America,’ which serves as a hip-hop album for Mrs. Obama's ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign.
In doing so, she partners with a Healthier America and Hip-Hop Public Health for the project. The empowering clip features Artie Green, Gerry Gunn, Robbie Nova and Chauncey Hawkins and comes with an inspirational message: Be a leader, use your strengths, chase your goals and dreams. Don't look back. You can download the song for free on iTunes!

Watch: Jessie J duets with Smokey Robinson for 'Live At Edinburgh Castle'...

Now this is some TV Gold! Motown legend Smokey Robinson took to the stage last night during the BBC broadcast of 'Live At Edinburgh Castle' in Glasgow. Old Smokey Boy got embarrassingly confused by the order of his setlist shouting: "Excuse me, excuse me, is this supposed to be 'Tracks Of My Tears?'" And then Jessie J comes out singing his old-time classic 'Cruisin' instead!
Smokey delivered some tight vocals which totally matched his tight facelift. For 75-years-old, he was looking... not so 75. Jessie sounded good too, and it was nice to see she fully recovered from her runny toilet issues prior to a concert cancellation this week because of it.

Snapshot: Usher, Drake & Nicki Minaj in the same pic? Very appealing...

When three of today’s biggest music stars pose together for a quick snap, it can only be assumed that something major is popping off. Earlier today, Nicki Minaj hit Instagram and posted this photo of herself with Drake and Usher.
We do know that all three of them have impending new albums dropping later this year, and both Minaj and Usher have already moved on to their second collaboration with 'She Came To Give It To You.' Music video in the works perhaps? Another musical collaboration being negotiated? Only time will tell.

Christina Milian denies dating Lil Wayne: ‘We’re just making music’...

This week, Christina Milian and Lil Wayne both sparked rumours that they are a couple after attending the ESPY's together and leaving there holding hands. When TMZ caught up with Christina at Chris Brown & Quincy’s celebrity kickball game they asked her if she was dating Lil Wayne — who was also in attendance. She responded with, “We’re just making music.” When asked if she could date someone who is also her manager/producer she replied, “You just never know.”
Seeing as this is Christina, who has built up a notorious repetition for dating (and breeding with) her producers - we actually "do know" for sure. It is one of the reasons why she gets a lot of flack for being one of those chicks that "f*cks for tracks." Not a nice way of putting it. So, I'll just say she dates men with fat wallets whom she feels can advance her career in some way. Unfortunately, she never seems to pull it off.