Archive for the ‘Highlights’ Category

Justin Bieber Celebrated This 20th Birthday In The Bahamas: Morning Mix

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment

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:: Justin Bieber celebrated his 20th birthday with a quick getaway to the Bahamas. Joining him on the trip were Lil Za and  Khalil Sharieff, both of whom were recently arrested alongside the superstar. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Forbes certainly releases a lot of lists. Topping the magazine’s Korea Celebrity List (just go with it) is girl band Girls’ Generation. They finish one spot ahead of boy band BIGBANG. So there you go. [Billboard]

:: John Travolta has apologized (kind of) for butchering Idina Menzel‘s name at the Oscars. ”I’ve been beating myself up all day,” he said in a statement. ”Then I thought…What would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, ‘Let it go, let it go!’” Cute. [MTV]

:: Speaking of the Oscars. Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto is returning to his music career. 30 Seconds To Mars has announced dates for its Carnivores tour over the summer with co-headliners Linkin Park. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Cody Simpson, Big Time Rush’s James Maslow Headed To ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Mar 4th, 2014 // Comment
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For its upcoming 18th season, Dancing With The Stars will fill its pop star quota with Australian crooner Cody Simpson and Big Time Rush member James Maslow. Simpson will find himself paired up with former So You Think You Can Dance contestant/current DWTS troupe dancer Witney Carson when the ABC series begins again on March 17. Maslow will be sharing his fancy footwork with Peta Murgatroyd.

Other cast members this time around include comedian-turned-Price Is Right host Drew Carey, actor Billy Dee Williams, Real Housewives Of Atlanta/Glee diva NeNe Leakes, Olympians Charlie White and Meryl Davis and — gasp!Wonder Years child star Danica McKellar. More »

Robin Thicke Is Still Talking About Paula Patton At Concerts: Morning Mix

Mar 4th, 2014 // Comment

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:: Poor Robin Thicke. He’s still trying to win back wife Paula Patton by declaring his love for her at shows. A couple of days after telling concertgoers in Virginia of his romantic woes, he performed Al Green‘s “Let’s Stay Together” in her honor at a gig in Atlantic City. Aww! [Billboard]

:: Here’s the sequel we’ve all been waiting for (or not). R. Kelly has announced that his will be following up his highly explicit collection of bedroom anthems Black Panties with a sequel called White Panties. Can’t wait. [Vibe]

:: Kanye West‘s music think tank DONDA will be managed by Jay Z‘s Roc Nation moving forward. Hov’s company will be in charge of DONDA’s recording, branding and touring initiatives. Get money. [Rap Radar]

:: Here’s some bad news for rap giant Lil Wayne. It turns out he owes the government a whopping $12 million in unpaid taxes. That’s got to hurt! Although, the MC is worth upwards of $100 million, so he’ll bounce back. [Vibe]

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RuPaul’s “Geronimo” Video Features Proper Twerking: Morning Mix

Mar 3rd, 2014 // Comment
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:: RuPaul‘s “Geronimo” video stars Julian Serrano, the YouTube sensation best known for twerking in his apartment. RuPaul sings, Serrano shakes and America wins for this proper display of twerking. [Buzzfeed]

:: Beck performed March 1 on Saturday Night Live, to celebrate his third album Mellow Gold (and single “Loser”) turning 20. He also played “Wave” and “Blue Moon,” off his new album Morning Phase. [Stereogum]

:: Lupe Fiasco released “DopeBoysAtAllStarWeekend,” a high-octane rap track that nods to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston. Will it be included in his new album Tetsuo & Youth? [Rap Radar]

:: Gwen Stefani gave birth to a baby boy on February 28. Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale is her and Gavin Rossdale‘s third son. [NPR]

:: Juicy J offered some sage advice for attending the Oscars. “Just don’t be drunk. Be sober the whole show.” He should know — in 2006, Three 6 Mafia won the Best Original Song award for Hustle & Flow‘s “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” [MTV]

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Whatcha Say: Shakira, Kylie Minogue And Beyonce Got Our Readers Talking

Feb 28th, 2014 // 2 Comments

TGIF, Idolator readers! This week, Pharrell pulled a Beyoncé-lite and surprise streamed his new album G I R L, which we’ve been buzzing about all week. And speaking of Bey, the “Diva” dropped her “Partition” video on VEVO, which had our tongues wagging all over again. Shakira released her rock-tinged new single “Empire,” while Eminem and Rihanna announced a joint tour. (Count us in!)

Plus, we sat down with The Vamps and the fabulous Miss Kylie Minogue, and launched our bangin’ Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour merch giveaway. We’ve been LOVING all the photos you’ve been sending us. Seriously. (Have you decided to #SMOOCHMILEY yet?)

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Ibrawlator: What Was The Best Album of February?

Feb 28th, 2014 // 4 Comments

Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled.

While February wasn’t exactly the most jam-packed month for pop record releases, we did see a few major contenders — all of which we just happened to love.

The nominees for Best Album this month? Katy B‘s love letter to ’90′s House Little Red, Candice Glover‘s powerful debut Music Speaks, Toni Braxton and Babyface‘s Valentine’s Day treat Love, Marriage & Divorce, Phantogram‘s chilly Voices and RuPaul‘s sickening new record for the catwalk, Born Naked.

But we want to know: Which one takes the crown for February’s best album? It’s time for you to decide. More »

Katy Perry Delivered A Baby In Someone’s Living Room: Morning Mix

Feb 28th, 2014 // Comment

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:: Katy Perry is a woman of many talents. The singer/dancer/fabulous grill-wearer can now add midwifery to her resume. After all, she helped deliver a baby in someone’s living room and then tweeted about it. [MTV]

:: Speaking of the Prism diva, she recently came under fire for burning an allah pendant in her “Dark Horse” video. An apology hasn’t been issued but Katy did blur the object in a re-edited version of the video. [Spin]

:: Pharrell has a project on the horizon with Usher. He was overheard talking to the R&B superstar in a recent interview, encouraging him to film a horse-themed video for a new song. Sounds interesting! [GQ]

:: It’s been a minute since we heard from Mutya Keisha Siobhan (aka the original Sugababes) but they came out of hiding with an appearance at last night’s NME Awards. Hopefully this is a sign that new tunes are on the way. [Pop Justice]

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Katy Perry And John Mayer Call It Quits: Morning Mix

Feb 27th, 2014 // 1 Comment

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:: Katy Perry has parted ways with musician boyfriend John Mayer, according to new reports. No details have been given for the break-up but it can’t be easy when both of your day jobs involve traveling around the globe. [E! Online]

:: Now this is touching. Chris Brown has been honored for his community service by 2ndCall — an organization that works with ex-felons. At this point Breezy will take any kind of good publicity. So, congrats! [TMZ]

:: Speaking of pop stars in need of some positive headlines, Justin Bieber‘s failed sobriety test in a Miami prison has found its way online. To be honest, the 19-year-old looks fairly sober to me. [MTV]

:: Avicii and Calvin Harris will headline this year’s Creamfields festival in the UK. Joining the EDM heavyweights on the bill are Tiesto, Afrojack, Martin Garrix and Alesso. What a line-up! [NME]

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Oscars 2014: Who Will Win The Academy Award For Best Original Song?

Feb 26th, 2014 // 5 Comments

Music and movies go together like macaroni and cheese. Trust us, we’ve done our research. In vats upon vats of Kraft and Velveeta. Movies just wouldn’t be the same without their music. So, of course, we get all worked up when it comes to the movie awards shows honoring amazing music amidst the Amy Adamses and the Meryls of the world (okay, there’s only one Meryl). Today we’re breaking down the Academy Award nominees for you in the category of Best Original Song, ahead of the Oscars this Sunday (March 2). More »

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Video Has Been Declared Blasphemous By Petitioners: Morning Mix

Feb 26th, 2014 // Comment

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:: Katy Perry has come under fire for burning an Allah pendant in her high-camp “Dark Horse” video. It turns out that one of the characters she zaps is wearing religious jewelry and now 44,000 offended Muslims have signed a petition to get the video removed from YouTube. [Spin]

:: Could there be love in the air? Rihanna joined former flame Drake on stage in Paris to belt out their 2011 hit duet “Take Care”. Drizzy would certainly be an upgrade from Chris Brown. [Rap-Up]

:: Kanye West sure knows how to keep busy. The in-demand MC/shoe designer has signed on as executive producer of Tyga‘s new LP The Gold Album. Ye always delivers so this should be something special. []

:: A not always reliable website is speculating that Robin Thicke‘s MTV VMA performance with Miley Cyrus is one of the reasons for the crooner’s separation from wife Paula Patton. I’m sure they had bigger problems than a foam finger. [Hollywood Life]

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