Chris Brown‘s sixth studio LP X dropped this week and it’s predicted to debut at number two on the Billboard 200 with an extremely healthy opening bow of 130,000+ copies. (The only thing standing between the 25-year-old and another number one album is Barbra Streisand‘s duets LP Partners, believe it or not). Not bad considering promo was interrupted by a stint in jail!
Not only does the album boast a batch of hits (“X”, “Loyal” and “New Flame”) and some high-profile collaborators (Usher, Kendrick Lamar and Jhene Aiko), it also has a pretty wicked booklet full of black-and-white Breezy pics. He incorporates crosses into each snap and shows off his impressive six-pack, which happily survived prison food intact. More »
In August, Grammy winner Kimbra
released her sophomore LP The Golden Echo
(see our review of the album here
, and purchase on iTunes here
). Expanding her project beyond just music, the New Zealand singer commissioned a series of artists to create artwork inspired by each song on her new album. The pieces were first shown at small event in Los Angeles recently, and now Idolator is premiering the work online.
Flip through the gallery of all of the artwork above, along with a corresponding track-by-track, art-piece-by-art-piece commentary from Kimbra herself. More »
Now we know why Miley Cyrus
was Instagram-ing these crazy pics of herself
wearing tiny toys, key chains and various other knick knacks back in July — she was prepping for her very first art installation, Dirty Hippie. The event took place during designer Jeremy Scott
‘s New York Fashion Week show on Wednesday (September 11), and drew the likes of Kris Jenner
, one of those other Kardashian
girls, 2 Chainz
, Tish Cyrus
, a giant plastic alien and Miley’s ever-present tongue.
The art and fashion worlds were likely rocked to their cores by this Very Important moment. Don’t believe us? Just check out 2 Chainz’s evident awe as Miley shows him “the #dirtyhippie dildo.” That gem and several others can be found in the gallery above. More »
“Sometimes this little raver likes to play sophisticated swan” is the caption Katy Perry
gave her ravishing Harper’s Bazaar
cover on Instagram and she wasn’t lying. The pop queen brings old Hollywood glamorous to a serene Asian setting in the stunning shoot. Apart from looking absolutely gorgeous, the Prism
diva opened up about the benefits of therapy and the prospect of turning 30.
“What I’ve learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away,” she says. “I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others.” Therapy has also changed what Katy is looking for in a man. “As I’m heading into my 30s I have less time for bullshit,” the 29-year-old admits. “A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. They say they’re not, but it comes out in the long run.” More »
has been unusually quiet since winding up her Monster tour
. It’s strange because the prolific diva’s annual album is already a year overdue and, with the exception of upcoming LPs from Taylor Swift
and Nicki Minaj
, there’s not a lot of happening in the pop world right now. Maybe her new shoot with the wonderfully-titled Tush
magazine is the first sign that she’s about to relaunch.
The 26-year-old serves up one of her kookiest pictorials yet, channeling Halle Berry‘s X-Men character Storm with a splash of Kerli‘s trademark Baby Spice-on-acid look thrown into the mix. RiRi always delivers the goods visually but she’s been taking things in a darker, more interesting direction lately. Hopefully, that’s a sign of where she’s going musically for R8. Peruse the pics up top. More »
busted out her boobs (again) over the weekend when she turned up at designer Alexander Wang
‘s warehouse-themed New York Fashion Week party wearing ice cream cone-shaped nipple tassels/pasties. She completed the look with pill-covered sunglasses and, according to sources
, spent most of the party twerking and making out with guests.
The frequently-topless diva kindly shared pics from the event with her Instagram followers, thus ending the great Miley Cyrus nude drought of September 2014. She kept the NSFW material coming today (September 8) by posting another quirky topless pic — this time with baked beans covering her breasts and vagina. Peruse all the pics up top and watch a raunchy video from Alexander’s party after the jump. More »
and Jay Z
‘s touching Video Vanguard Award
moment on stage together at the MTV Video Music Awards
in late-August didn’t do much to dispel those divorce rumors
for you, then perhaps these pics of the couple at this past weekend’s Made In America Festival in Los Angeles will do the trick? Artists such as Imagine Dragons
, John Mayer
, Kendrick Lamar
headlined the Los Angeles extension of the 2014 fest (Made In America also takes place each year in Philadelphia). Bey and Jay were seen attending Steve Aoki
‘s set at Los Angeles Grand Park — with LA mayor Eric Garcetti
, no less — and looking quite happy together at the American Eagle Outfitters Celebrates The Budweiser Made In America Music Festival event later in the day.
Flip through the gallery of photos above to see Beyonce and Jay Z smiling and looking quite lovey-dovey while taking in the music festival over the Labor Day weekend. More »
Just when you thought Beyonce
would slay the MTV Video Music Awards
and then disappear until it’s time to collect her next batch of Grammys, the game-changing diva posed for CR Fashion Book
and even wrote them a poem. Shot by Pierre Debusschere
(he also helmed her stunning “Mine”
video) and styled by Carine Roitfeld
, the shoot is one of Bey’s best. Hell, she even has a Chanel surfboard strapped to her back in one pic!
The issue arrives on September 4 (a date which also happens to be Queen Bey’s 33rd birthday), so the shoot chronicles her life and career. There are references to her self-titled album, music videos and even past photo shoots. As for the commentary? Well, Beyonce writes about Blue Ivy and the inspiration she gets from children in general.
“There’s someone, we all find out soon, more important than ourselves to lose,” she muses. “I feel a deep bond with young children — all those photos in my dressing room — especially those who’ve been stricken. Children I’ve met across the years — they uplift me like pieces of moon and guide me, whispering in my ear.” How lovely. Peruse all the pics up top. More »
When it came to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
last night, only one thing was certain: Everyone
was Taylor Swift
‘s biggest fan.
While the 1989 country pop-turned-regular pop diva tore it up on stage to the sound of her breezy new single “Shake It Off” on stage, she was equally busy off-stage courting her shaking and crying Swifties from all over — from Jessie J to Jennifer Lopez to Ed Sheeran to Fifth Harmony‘s Camila Cabello. She’s got her fair share of haters, sure…but it seems like there’s way, way more love for Miss Swift.
Check out our gallery of celebs fangirling for Tay Tay at the 2014 VMAs above. Are you excited for 1989? Let us know in the comments below. More »
Has Jennifer Lopez
ever looked in a mirror and not been greeted with a vision of flawless perfection? The stunning diva tore up the red carpet in a revealing (but still classy and sophisticated) metallic dress that showed off her famous curves and then some. She is basically a red carpet zen master and the other girls should all be taking notes.
The striking 45-year-old (how is this possible?) released some amazing visuals over the past 12 months but somehow failed to get any nominations. Obviously, they missed the camp brilliance of “I Luh Ya Papi” and the gorgeous black-and-white “First Love” video. Whatever. Jennifer still gets to wake up every morning looking like that. She wins. More »