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Hayley Williams Covers ‘Cosmopolitan’ (PHOTOS)

Firey-haired Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams is Cosmo’s latest cover girl. The photogenic, pint-sized pop rocker sports a sassy strapless blue polka-dot dress for the mag’s May issue (which hits stands April 12th). Inside, the “In The Mourning” singer opens up about being bullied in school, her band’s regrouping and being completely comfortable in her own skin. Check…

Erika Brooks Adickman / April 4, 2011

Hayley Williams Unveils Chorus Of New Song “In The Mourning”

Despite the happy fortune of Hayley Williams and her band Paramore being up for awards at next month’s Grammys, the Tennessee rockers have had to endure the messy exit of brothers Josh and Zac Farro recently and, therefore, damage control in the aftermath. But that hasn’t squashed photo-friendly Hayley’s creativity one bit. Head below to…

Robbie Daw / January 12, 2011

Gorillaz Debut A New Character — The Evangelist

While Paramore are losing band members, Gorillaz are gaining them. The hip-pop-electronic-funk outfit, who recently released their iPad album The Fall for free online, have a brand spankin’ new character, thanks to a fan’s imagination. The group held a contest to come up with the design of their new character, the Evangelist. And the desig…

Becky Bain / January 11, 2011

Paramore Dig Deep In MTV’s ‘The Last Word’ Livestream

After posting a series of videos all week long about Paramore’s shake-up, MTV livestreamed an interview with the remaining members of the pop-punk band. In the sit down, Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Jeremy Davis discussed their fallout with Josh and Zac Farro, how they’re feeling about the rift, and what lies ahead for the…

Becky Bain / January 7, 2011

“American Idol” Power Voters Angle For The Record Books, Make One Weep For Humanity

A Connecticut family is in the news today thanks to the 18,000 votes they cast over the course of the most recent American Idol season–a total that they are allegedly “hoping” will land them the world record for doing so. (I think it’s listed in the Guinness Book Of Pathetic Phone/TV-Related Achievements right under “Most…

Maura / June 3, 2009

Surely One Of You Out There Wants To Try Out For “American Idol”

Sure, it’s not like the whole kerfuffle over people being taught how to use their cell phones’ directory functions is even cold in the ground yet, but the next round of auditions for America’s No. 1 singing-talent-slash-freak-show starts next weekend in Boston. The next six weeks will also feature tryouts in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver,…

Maura / June 2, 2009

One More List Before We Go: The Top 12 Idolator Posts Of 2008

As you may have gathered, I’m raring to close the book on 2008, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t run down some of the site’s highlights during what was a pretty dreary year overall. After the jump, behold a pretty subjective top 12 of the year (thanks to our technological limbo I can’t ru…

Maura / December 31, 2008

The Soft, Sanctified Sounds Of The Lord: We Listen To The Christian AC Hits, So You Can Read Along

Since apparently I have “no soul”, I’ve decided to embark on a journey to better myself. But since the likelihood of finding a replacement soul at my local Target is dicey at best I’ve decided to do the next best thing: I’m going to listen to the top five songs at Christian adult contemporary radio,…

Dan Gibson / September 16, 2008

50 Cent’s Latest Collaborators Not Really Helping Elevate His Status

Oh, 50. We know you want to get a lot of exposure before Curtis’ Sept. 11 release date, and we’re sure that the idea of doing a song for ESPN’s Saturday night college-football telecasts seemed like a good way to pump up your “brand awareness” among the jock-jam crowd.

Maura / August 14, 2007

Tomorrow’s New Releases Revealed Today

Welcome to On The Shelf, Idolator’s weekly look at new releases hitting store shelves on Tuesday. Like it or not, the big album coming out tomorrow is Linkin Park’s 98% rap-free effort, Minutes to Midnight; after the jump, we give that album a once-over, along with new efforts from Wilco, Megadeth, Gretchen Wilson, and Rufu…

Maura / May 14, 2007

Ne-Yo Loves (Going Crazy About) The Ladies

Every week, we round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. Today’s entry is Ne-Yo’s Because Of You:

• “… He’s got a silky voice and a clear knack for chronicling obsessive love and lust; maybe one day he’ll create a half-crazed R&B masterpiece. (‘Leaving Tonight,’ a perfectly pulpy duet…

Maura / May 1, 2007

Where Will Bright Eyes Open On The Charts?

Conor Oberst is as introspective as ever on Bright Eyes’ new album, Cassadaga, which was released last week. Right now, it’s sitting at No. 5 on the iTunes Store’s charts and No. 6 on Amazon, but where will it reside when this week’s final sales tallies are counted?

Maura / April 16, 2007

Where Will Timba Land On The Charts?

Last week, Timbaland released the tepidly received Shock Value, his first album since becoming high-profile pals with Justin Timberlake. The album is currently No. 1 on the iTunes Store and No. 37 on the Amazon charts–but how will it fare when the final sales figures come in?

Brian Raftery / April 9, 2007

Outro: Looking Back At A Week In Which We Were Constantly Under Siege

- The music industry is doomed: Awesome! – The music industry is doomed: Aw, shit! – David Wright tries to pick the perfect baller anthem. – Don’t fret: Our next Guitar Hero III wishlist will include more Sabbath. – You can teach an old blog new tricks.

Brian Raftery / March 23, 2007