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‘Glee’ Cast Remembers Cory Monteith One Year After His Death

Jul 14th, 2014 // Comment
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Glee‘s goodbye last year to star Cory Monteith was emotional. In the tribute episode following his death, the McKinley High School student body reacted to the passing of Monteith’s character Finn, as each original cast member sang a song dedicated to him. On July 13, the one-year anniversary of Monteith’s death, members of the Glee cast paid tribute in a similar fashion, by taking a brief moment on Twitter to remember him.

“I personally believe Cory was reborn into some other beautiful form a year ago today. I celebrate him and his life… Wherever that may be,” star Matthew Morrison said. Lea Michele quickly followed suit, by posting two photos of them from when they dated for a year and a half. “We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always,” she said.

See other tributes from Glee cast members after the jump. More »

Ariana Grande Bids Farewell To Nickelodeon’s Canceled ‘Sam And Cat’

Jul 14th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Nickelodeon has announced that it will be canceling Sam And Cat, one of the live-action comedies (along with Victorious) that catapulted Ariana Grande to fame before she became known as a pop star.

Even while she was promoting her 2013 debut Yours Truly, and certainly when the show went on a months-long hiatus, Sam And Cat started to feel like a footnote in Grande’s career. But in an extended post on Facebook and Twitter, Grande (who played Cat, the show’s “seemingly developmentally challenged redhead” according to some) remembers the show fondly.

“As we grow up we become more and more jaded and fearful of how we come across,” Grande says. “We hold back a little more, protect ourselves a little more and although Cat goes through the same ridicule as anybody else does growing up, she never changed or lost her childlike wonder. To me that’s the bravest, most special thing about her.” More »

La Roux’s Elly Jackson Sets The Record Straight On Split With Ben Langmaid

Jul 14th, 2014 // Comment
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Five years ago La Roux released their brilliant, Grammy-winning self-titled debut, scored a massive global hit with “Bulletprooof” and then seemingly disappeared. Of course, you only had to do a bit of digging here and there over the past half-decade to see that Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid at least attempted to knock out their sophomore LP. “Good news, La Roux fans — there are finally a few scraps of info about the duo’s upcoming endeavors,” we wrote rather hopefully back in December 2011. “It seems Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid are holed up in a studio in the English countryside working on the follow-up… We’re guessing we probably won’t be hearing the album until sometime in late 2012.”

Now Jackson has done an interview with The Sun where she details the why recording came to a halt and says that the only time the former duo have spoken since was during a bit of legal wrangling a month ago.

“The moment I realised it wasn’t working was one afternoon in the barn studio we worked in. We had been desperately trying to record the guitar part of ‘Kiss And Not Tell’… It was frustrating,” Jackson tells the British newspaper. “Then we finally got this great sound and I did the best guitar performance I’ve ever done. But Ben didn’t want it and that turned into a huge argument.” More »

Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

Jul 12th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of seminal punk band The Ramones, died July 11 in Queens, New York, after struggling with bile duct cancer. He was 65.

While clad in black leather jackets, The Ramones would become the first New York punk band to release a major-label debut with 1976′s Ramones on Sire. The band wouldn’t experience commercial success, though thanks in part to songs like “Blitzkrieg Bop” and “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” they would help shape the rock to come, from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana and Green Day.

As co-founder and drummer, Tommy Ramone played a large part in why such songs, often clocking in at two minutes (if that) still hit hard today. “Tommy is the drummer whose pulsating playing launches the throbbing sound of the band,” an early one-sheet said of his style. Check out that must-see artifact and revisit the video for another Ramones classic, “I Wanna Be Sedated,” after the jump. More »

Whatcha Say: Fifth Harmony, Paris Hilton And G.R.L Got Our Readers Talking

Jul 11th, 2014 // Comment

Happy Friday, Idolator Readers! What a week in pop it’s been. Let’s recap, shall we?

The pop darlings were out to play: X Factor alums Fifth Harmony released their latest banger “Bo$$,” as well as the sass-filled video. Fellow girl group G.R.L. teased the tracklist and cover art from their self-titled debut EP, while Queen Paris Hilton dropped new single “Come Alive,” and pop hit-maker Sia released her highly anticipated studio album, 1000 Forms Of Fear. Plus, Canadian beatsmith Cyril Hahn unveiled his daring remix for British soulstress Jessie Ware’s ”Tough Love,”  and fellow Canadian Kiesza dropped her infectious new EP, Hideaway.

Here on Idolator, we not only premiered  The Girl With Dark Eyes’ new single, “Her Baby,” but also chatted with Dutch artist Mr. Probz about his recent success with his hit track, “Waves.”

As usual, you guys had plenty to say. Read some of this weeks best comments after the jump. More »

Nicki Minaj Reveals She Will Tour In 2015

Jul 11th, 2014 // Comment
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Nicki Minaj has yet to reveal when she will release her new album, The Pink Print. However, she recently assured fans that their patience will be rewarded. During a brief chat with Home Shopping Network, she revealed that she plans to tour at the “top of 2015.” The “Pills N Potions” star last toured in 2012 to promote her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and its Re-Up re-release.

Minaj stopped by HSN twice today (July 11), once at midnight and again at noon (Usher called in!), to promote her latest fragrance Minajesty Exotic. While the bottle features the same metallic face and bright hair from her previous scents, Minaj hints that a black-haired version is in the works – and adding, of course, that she’s in the studio wrapping The Pink Print when she isn’t testing out her fragrance. “It’s nothing like I’ve ever done before,” she says of her new material, which is to come “before the end of the year.”

Watch Minaj talk her latest fragrance and speak to fans live – she even gives a birthday wish – during her first HSN stop after the jump. More »

‘Clueless’ Director Talks Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Katy Perry’s Possible Role In Musical Adaptation

Jul 11th, 2014 // Comment
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Could Katy Perry be starring in a Clueless musical? Director Amy Heckerling recently revealed that, while she’s in the early stages of planning a Broadway adaptation of the classic 1995 film, she has already decided that the Prism star would be her ideal Cher Horowitz. “Katy Perry has expressed interest, and I love her to death,” Heckerling says to Vulture.

She has also thought of another possible star, in case Perry’s schedule conflicts with her own. “Maybe Iggy wants to do it!” she said – of course, referring to Iggy Azalea. Turns out, Heckerling loves how Azalea paid tribute to Clueless in her “Fancy” video. “It looked like they had more money for the video than I had for the movie,” she said. “But I was extremely flattered and I thought she was amazing.” More »

Drake And Chris Brown Return To The Studio

Jul 11th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Drake and Chris Brown recently hit the studio, as shown in a new photo. (TMZ says that Drake posted it, although it doesn’t appear on the rapper’s social media accounts.)

To most, this new snapshot serves as proof that the two have reconciled after their lengthy, ugly beef. Funny enough, a behind-the-scenes photo posted last October seemed to say the exact same thing. At the same time, though, it’s tough to blame fans for forgetting the first time they appeared to have moved on. Their beef dates back to 2012, which culminated into a massive brawl at a New York City nightclub, allegedly over Rihanna, that resulted in a $16 million lawsuit. More »

Beyonce And Jay Z Bring ‘On The Run’ To HBO

Jul 11th, 2014 // Comment
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Beyonce and Jay Z‘s first-ever joint tour is coming to HBO in September – meaning, the hysteria will be televised. HBO’s On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z special will tape Sept. 12 and 13 at the Stade de France in Paris, the only international leg of the tour, the network announced July 10.

With On the Run, the hip-hop royal couple has fully established its landmark relationship with HBO. Early last year, the network aired Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream, which marked the TV debut of Blue Ivy Carter. Later, it debuted Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film – Jay Z’s extended “Picasso Baby” video filmed inside Chelsea’s Pace Gallery, as further proof of his still-growing crossover appeal. More »

Justin Bieber Sent To Community Service, Anger Management For Egging Neighbor’s Home

Jul 10th, 2014 // Comment
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Justin Bieber must complete five days of community service and attend an anger management program, due to egging his neighbor’s house last spring. He has also reportedly been ordered to pay his neighbor $80,900 and stay away from him and his family for two years.

Bieber was charged with one count of misdemeanor vandalism. When the singer’s neighbor first reported the incident, he claimed that the pop star threw 20 eggs to cause $20,000 worth of damage. The two live in Calabasas, a gated California suburb that’s popular with mainstream stars. “It became like a scene from Caligula at Bieber’s house in Calabasas,” an unnamed source recently said to Vulture, of how disruptive “Joffrey Bieber” and his bodyguards were in the gated community. More »