New Snaps From Jennifer Lopez’s Sizzling ‘Latina’ Magazine Spread Prove That She Is Utterly Perfect: 6 Pics

Jennifer Lopez Sizzles In 'Latina'
Jennifer Lopez Sizzles In 'Latina'
Jennifer Lopez looks typically flawless in 'Latina' magazine with 'Boy Next Door' co-star Ryan Guzman.

Another day, another flawless photo shoot from Jennifer Lopez. The “I Luh Ya Papi” diva recently showed off her killer curves in Self, before serving serious glamor on the cover of Latina magazine. She poses with The Boy Next Door actor Ryan Guzman (they co-star in the sexy thriller) in the stylish spread and reminds everyone that she is still/will forever be the sexiest woman on the planet.

New pics from the shoot have surfaced online and they are just as gorgeous. Jenny rocks a figure-hugging pink dress in one snap, while Ryan shows off his killer abs and tries not to drool. The “Booty” hitmaker wears a sheer dress with blue neck detail in another pic and closes her eyes as her co-star stares at her dreamily. He obviously can’t believe his luck that he not only got to make a movie with J.Lo but also got to serve as a handsome accessory in a fancy magazine. See all the pics up top. More »

Lady Gaga Hits The Studio With Diane Warren And Nile Rodgers: Is She Already Working On Her Next Solo Album?

Lady Gaga's 'The Fame Monster' Turns 5
Lady Gaga's 'The Fame Monster' Turns 5
Fans revisit every track on 'The Fame Monster' to commemorate the EP's fifth anniversary.

Lady Gaga never sleeps. After wrapping up the ARTPOP era, Mother Monster moved straight on to Cheek To Cheek — her chart-topping duets album with jazz legend Tony Bennett. They have a mini-tour in early 2015, but it looks like the pop diva is already working on new music music. The “Applause” hitmaker recently spent some time in the studio with producer Nile Rodgers and songwriter Diane Warren.

“Gaga read and sang the chart perfectly,” the disco pioneer tweeted. “She killed it.” Diane was similarly full of praise: “Lady Gaga doing vocal exercises outsings just about any singer in pop music.” It’s all very exciting, but what exactly are these heavy-hitters working on? It could be new music for Gaga or a track for the upcoming Chic album, which Nile has been promising for a while now. Regardless, it’s a pretty exciting assembly of talent! See their tweets after the jump. More »

Bebe Rexha Debuts Powerful Ballad, “Gone”: Idolator Premiere

Bebe's "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" Cover Art
Bebe's "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" Cover Art
If seasonal fare makes you gaga, Bebe Rexha's new single "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" is the perfect antidote.

This year in music is not over just yet: Bebe Rexha has an early Christmas surprise for you!

We know and love the moody pop singer-songwriter best for her incredible work scribing “The Monster” for Eminem and Rihanna and supplying her powerhouse vocals on Cash Cash‘s “Take Me Home,” as well as her thunderous electronic break-up anthem, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You.” And while she’s served up some big emotion over huge beats in the past, she’s decided to break it all down on an unexpectedly fragile ballad with her new song, “Gone,” which we’re premiering right here on Idolator this afternoon. More »

Katy Perry And Ferras Take Us Behind The Scenes Of The ‘Prismatic’ World Tour: Watch The ‘Exposed’ Documentary

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Legends Never Die
Katy Perry For 2015 Super Bowl
Katy Perry For 2015 Super Bowl
It's been rumored for a while now but Katy Perry finally announced that she will perform at 2015 Super Bowl.

Katy Perry just wrapped up the record-breaking Australia/New Zealand leg of her Prismatic world tour and is taking a little break before kicking off a string of European dates in February 2015. If you’re worried about suffering from withdrawals, never fear. The pop icon has just released a mini-documentary, Exposed, about the live extravaganza that takes you behind the scenes of her dazzling show.

The “Dark Horse” hitmaker explains the different segments of Prismatic, before passing the baton to opening act Ferras (the first artist she signed to her label). He takes us on a tour of Katy’s dressing room, where tour mascot/Instagram icon Butters is waiting. From there, the diva introduces us to key staff members like the production manager and head of wardrobe. It’s an exciting glimpse into the superhuman effort involved in putting the whole thing together. Watch up top. More »

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Star In Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign

Who Broke The Internet More In 2014?
Who Broke The Internet More In 2014?
Breaking The Internet isn't for everyone. Did Kim Kardashian or Nick Jonas do more breaking in '14?

Well, this might not break the Intenet quite like that booty-baring Paper Magazine shoot, but who knows? When it’s a Kardashian West event, anything is possible.

Yeezus king Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian are featured in Balmain’s Army Of Lovers Spring/Sumer 2015 menswear campaign.

The announcement came earlier this morning, when Kim tweeted out their campaign photo, along with an enthusiastic “BALMAIN!!!!!!” (Not everyone is quite as excited on social media: Kanye hasn’t tweeted since December 15.) The couple is seen closely embracing, with Kim grabbing Kanye’s head for a kiss.

On a related note, still no news on that upcoming Yeezus follow-up apart from the “Awesome” Kardashians teaser in September and his recent performance at the World AIDS Day (RED) Concert in December, although Rihanna‘s recent charity auction semi-confirmed that the rapper will be touring in 2015. In the meantime…fashion! Check out Kim K’s Instagram of the campaign shot after the jump. More »

Iamamiwhoami Closes ‘Blue’ LP With “Shadowshow” Video: Watch The Final Chapter

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Iamamiwhoami Says Goodbye
14 Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014
14 Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014
These are the 14 best under-the-radar synth-pop acts to appear this year.

There is perhaps no more fascinatingly beautiful, strange and ambitious project in pop music than iamamiwhoami, the multi-dimensional, nature-meets-machine brainchild of Swedish songstress Jonna Lee.

After supplying us with stunning visuals and dreamy synthesized tunes over the course of the year, from the magnificent “Fountain” to “Hunting For Pearls,” the left-of-center leaning diva is bringing the latest chapter in her ongoing saga to a close with “shadowshow,” the final chapter of Blue, her latest LP.

Set at first in a dark forest, the songstress trudges her way through before coming across a river, playing a violin-like string instrument before pulling strangely entrancing shapes in a full mirrored outfit, resembling a human disco ball. Later on, those shadow men — a constant in her videos — make their (final?) appearance in the hypnotizing clip.

Watch “shadowshow” up top, and let us know what you think about the conclusion of the Blue era in the comments below. More »

T.I. Defends Iggy Azalea In Regard To Azealia Banks’ Criticism In Twitter Statement: Read The Tweets

15 Pop Music Shade-Fests Of 2014
15 Pop Music Shade-Fests Of 2014
Oh boy, did the shade ran rampant this year in music! These are the biggest beefs of 2014.

This ongoing fued between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks is not dying down any time soon. In fact, it’s only growing larger by the day.

Following Banks’ emotional interview with Hot 97, in which she expressed a frustration and anger regarding cultural appropriation and the recognition of white artists over black artists in reference to Iggy’s recent Grammy nominations (“The Grammys are supposed to be accolades of artistic excellence. Iggy Azalea is not excellent,” she explained), the Australian rapper decided to fire back on Twitter, calling Banks “petty and spiteful.”

In response, Q-Tip sent a long, thorough explanation of the history of hip-top to Iggy Azalea via Twitter. And now, T.I. is jumping into the ring as well.

In a stream of tweets last night, the “No Mediocre” rapper shared his own thoughts on the matter, responding to Q-Tip’s history lesson sent to Iggy, as well as Banks’ criticism: “…ok…,” he began, “Yes @IGGYAZALEA @QtipTheAbstract all these facts are true. This is useful info to absorb as U find yourself in da midst of several people who U may not share many things in common with besides #HipHop. Understanding the plight assists U in knowing how to accept,respect & live in harmony even without a boatload of similarities.” Read the rest of his tweets after the jump. More »

Sky Ferreira Premieres “Omanko” Video: Watch The Personal Clip

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Seasons Greetings From Sky
14 Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014
14 Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014
We've rounded up some of the best under-the-radar synth acts of the year.

Sky Ferreira might have nicely tied together the remaining strings of her Night Time, My Time era with a set of tour dates on the West Coast back in November (along with premiering a new song called “Guardian” live!”), but she’s decided to give her fans just a little more from her debut album campaign.

Over the weekend, the “You’re Not The One” singer-songwriter unveiled the grainy-looking home video for album track “Omanko,” shot by her boyfriend, DIIV‘s Zachary Cole Smith, and it’s probably the closest thing to festive that we’re getting from the brooding songstress this holiday season. “Happy Holidays from Cole and Sky,” the video’s caption reads.

The intimate clip follows Sky both on tour and behind-the-scenes with her boyfriend, smiling and kissing in a mirror, jokingly fanning herself with money — even ice skating at one point. Considering the dark and moody visuals of the campaign, it’s nice to see her looking so happy in this very personal glimpse behind-the-scenes. More »

The 15 Best Pop Music Shade-Fests Of 2014

The Claws Are Out!
2014'S BEST POP SINGLES
2014'S BEST POP SINGLES
Idolator editors pick their 20 favorites from the past 12 months.

Oh boy, did the shade run rampant this year in music! Blame social media or blame the artistic ego, but whatever the reason, we got our fair share of beef happening in the streets. Sometimes it’s fun to witness — especially when it comes down to picking sides. But what happens when two of your favorites are going toe-to-toe with the insults? Whatever do you do? Events like the recent Diddy/Drake drama (who are apparently fighting over the reportedly stolen “0 To 100″ track) got us thinking about all the other beefs that ran through this year!

The more famous feuds involved the dueling of prominent pop stars, so chances are you felt torn at least once this year when it came down to the now infamous brawls. Regardless of the side you were on, you were at the very least entertained. So we at Idolator have compiled a list of 15 Shade-Fests-slash-Beefs from 2014. From sassy pop divas to hip-hop legends, there was a ton of erratic behavior going on. You know you loved it all, though (and so did we). Check out our shadiest picks below! More »

Madonna Talks ‘Rebel Heart’ Lead Single “Living For Love” And A “Possible” Grammy Awards Performance

Madonna Releases 'Rebel Heart'
Madonna Releases 'Rebel Heart'
Surprise: A new Madonna album arrived on iTunes — and 6 songs are available now!

Everyone’s favorite #UnapologeticBitch Madonna is also quite the #UnapologeticBusyBitch as of late, having taken a break from taking those Instagram selfies to push out 6 freshly mastered songs from her upcoming thirteen studio album Rebel Heart, all in an emergency response to an out-of-control stream of leaked demos over the past weeks…which, sadly, only seem to keep coming.

But! There’s nothing else to do but forge ahead with the campaign anyway, including the three Q&A pieces released yesterday with The Guardian, Rolling Stone and Billboard in which the Material Girl talks about those unexpected demo leaks, the meaning behind Rebel Heart (equal parts rebellious and romantic!), and new songs including lead single “Living For Love,” a glorious nod to those halcyon ’90′s House days backed by Diplo and company.

In her interview with Billboard, the Queen Of Pop gave us some new insight into the euphoric break-up anthem — as well who is and isn’t on the track…yet. More »