Katy Perry ushered in her dirty 30s by hosting an elaborate party in Morocco. The Queen of Pop celebrated the milestone birthday on October 25 with a bunch of her nearest and dearest including fellow diva Ellie Goulding, “Legends Never Die” duet partner Ferras, songwriters Bonnie McKee and Sarah Hudson, and designer Jeremy Scott.
The “This Is How We Do” hitmaker kept the event largely under wraps but a few of her friends couldn’t help sharing pics on their Instagram accounts. (Can’t blame them, I’d be printing t-shirts to commemorate the occasion). Katy then jetted into Paris for some much-needed rest and relaxation before she takes her blockbuster Prismatic tour Down Under for a whopping 25-show run in Australia and New Zealand. More »
It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.
The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »
Pharrell kicked off and closed CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” concert, held October 24 at the Hollywood Bowl. As an unofficial host of sorts (the real host was The Voice‘s Carson Daly), he took it upon himself to remind fans of the event’s cause, to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. “When we sing this next song, I want you to put your best efforts, your prayers, your energy into believing that we can beat this cancer,” he said.
Still, the event’s featured acts made sure to keep the mood light. Taylor Swift performed songs from her new (and soon-to-be-smash) album 1989. Surprise guest Jennifer Lopez stormed Iggy Azalea‘s set for their A.K.A. team-up “Booty.” (She even spanked the rapper’s booty in the process — oh my!) Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Lady Antebellum and Paramore brought their own respective hits, while to close the concert, Pharrell brought out comeback kid, noted collaborator and fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani. More »
Nick Jonas and his crazy, envy-inducing abs made another appearance today (October 23). The 22-year-old stripped off for Details magazine and proudly displayed all the muscle he gained for hit TV show Kingdom. (He plays an MMA fighter). The “Jealous” hitmaker posed for workout pics and flexed for the camera. It’s not as raunchy as his underwear shoot for Flaunt but close enough.
And how do you get a body like Nick’s? “When I was getting in shape for the show, I was doing three sessions a day: one fight-training with Kingdom‘s coach, Joe ‘Daddy’ Stephenson, and two strength-building with [my trainer],” he revealed. Sounds like too much effort, so I’ll pass. Check out all the pics from the pop star’s new shirtless shoot up top. More »
We’re one day away from the premiere of the video for One Direction‘s “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the UK boy band’s upcoming album Four (out November 17). And to tease Directioners to the point of experiencing an absolute cuteness-overload, the guys threw some photos from the Los Angeles set out there today, including ones showing Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and video guest star Danny DeVito playing around with a chimp.
In another pic posted on One Direction’s Facebook wall this morning, Liam Payne is shown being filmed while wearing a marching band jacket. What could all this random fun in the sun mean, as far as a cohesive plot for the video? (Remember, there’s also the whole bit with the sumo wrestlers!) Silly Directioners — you’ll just have to wait a full day to find out! More »
It looks like Fergie‘s weed-referencing, DJ Mustard-produced comeback single “L.A. Love” is getting an official remix featuring YG. The “My Hitta” rapper even appears in the video — along with a bunch of other famous residents of the City of Angels. Sevyn Streeter, Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog and Kelly Osbourne all make cameos in the seemingly raucous visual.
How do I know? The 39-year-old Black Eyed Peas frontwoman posted a bunch of happy snaps from the shoot on her Instagram account, which reveal more than the line-up of guest stars. For starters, the concept appears to be a joyride across Los Angeles in an extremely pimped-out bus and Fergie’s wardrobe includes an eye-popping thong/skirt combination. See all the pics up top. More »
Last year Restless Road formed on the US version of The X Factor, under the guidance of Simon Cowell. The country-pop trio wound up in fourth place by the end of the series’ third season, and earlier this month, they found themselves reuniting with onetime X Factor judge Demi Lovato by opening for her and Christina Perri in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Moline, Illinois.
“Being able to perform on the same stage as Demi and Christina in itself was an amazing experience,” the guys tell Idolator. “We’re huge fans of both of their work. But going into the tour, we weren’t sure how a pop audience would receive our music with us being a country-rooted act. But as soon as we started performing, the crowd immediately started getting into it and having a good time.”
Today we’re premiering a gallery of exclusive backstage photos from their shows with Demi and Christina that the guys provided us, which you can flip through above. (You might notice that a new member, Jared Keim, has replaced Colton Lane Pack since the band were on The X Factor.) And below, is a short Q&A with did with the three of them — Jared, Andrew Scholz and Zachary Beeken — where they discuss their upcoming album and some of their biggest music influences. More »
Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato provided the entertainment for the first ever Vevo CERTIFIED SuperFanFest in Santa Monica, California last night (October 8). In addition to performing all their big hits to an arena full of fans, the chart-conquering superstars were also honored with awards for dropping videos that have racked up 100,000,000+ views.
The Australian rapper achieved the rare feat with Charli XCX-assisted smash “Fancy”, while the Disney diva did the same with 2013 top 10 hit “Heart Attack”. Given the view count on “Black Widow” and “Neon Lights”, it’s only a matter of time before they do it again. Peruse pics from the evening up top. Pay particular attention to Iggy’s killer outfits and Demi’s sick fade! More »
Nicki Minaj went topless for “Pills N Potions” before conquering YouTube with her ass-tastic “Anaconda” video. When you throw her raunchy Instagram antics into the mix, it’s fair to say the rap diva spent a considerable chunk of 2014 (semi-)naked. That makes her chic L’Uomo Vogue spread something of a surprise. Sure, the 31-year-old shows plenty of cleavage but her famous curves are largely hidden by a series of fashionable suits.
The femcee also shows a different, more vulnerable side in the accompanying interview. For starters, Nicki reveals she had a panic attack after performing “***Flawless” in Paris with Beyonce. “I was flying in a private jet, tired from the performance and the jetlag, but instead of sleeping, I worried about all of the deadlines waiting for me in Los Angeles,” she admits. “I got really scared – I had a sort of panic attack”.
However, the frightening experience did have one positive side-effect. “Seeing Beyonce with her daughter and husband was so tender,” Nicki says. “It showed me that it is possible to be an animal on stage and a caring mother at the same time.” Peruse the hitmaker’s stylish L’Uomo Vogue shoot above. More »