Archive for the ‘Highlights’ Category

Lily Allen Dedicates “F*ck You” To FIFA President: Morning Mix

Jun 30th, 2014 // Comment
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:: Lily Allen dedicated George W. Bush burn song “F*ck You” at Glastonbury to FIFA president Sepp Blatter: “…one of the most — well, actually not the most corrupt person — but annoyingly corrupt person there is in the world.” (Skip to 22:40 above.) [Vulture]

:: Speaking of the World Cup, Shakira is confirmed to perform her own tournament anthem, “Dare (La La La),” during the closing ceremony performance. She will join Santana, Wyclef Jean and Avicii in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. [Billboard]

:: Rick Ross was arrested on June 27, following his 2014 Superjam performance in Greensboro, N.C. Why? He failed to show up for a court date, regarding another arrest related to marijuana possession. [TMZ]

:: A Michael Jackson documentary, Michael Jackson: The Last Photoshoot, has triggered a lawsuit. The production company is suing Jackson’s estate, in attempts to prove it acquired the rights to use footage from an Ebony interview and photo shoo. The estate claims that said footage is private. [THR]

:: Miley Cyrus revealed that she has adopted a new dog, a Shetland sheepdog named Emu. “He’s here and here to say,” she says — and there’s plenty of photographic proof. [Billboard]

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NSFW: Watch Madonna’s Most “Unapologetic Bitch” Moments On Stage & In Interviews: Idolator Instant

Jun 27th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Whether she’s trying to make #ArtForFreedom happen or posting pictures of her 14-year-old son Rocco (possibly) doing underage drinking or herself wearing a traditional Muslim veil, there’s no doubt that Madonna has livened up Instagram since she joined the photo-sharing social media hub. Though, really — hasn’t the Queen Of Pop livened up every corner of media she’s waded into over the years?

Speculation has run rampant over the Material Matriarch’s current penchant for using the hashtag #UnapologeticBitch on Instagram. Is she planning to release a single soon with that title? Will it be the name of her MDNA follow-up album? Is that Lourdes‘ pet name for dear ol’ mom? Whatever the case may be, Madonna, those two words do not excuse your terrible use of grammar in your captions! More »

Lorde Thinks We Should Spend Less Time Thinking About Sexy Pop Stars: Morning Mix

Jun 27th, 2014 // 2 Comments

:: Lorde thinks we should stop worrying about sexy pop stars like Rihanna. “I don’t see a female without clothing as a terrible influence,” she said in a recent interview. “There are worse things. Shooting people.” Good point. [Gossip Cop]

:: They certainly have an affinity with grass. The boys of One Direction popped up at Wimbledon and politely watched a couple of tennis matches. Looks like a fun day out! [Digital Spy]

:: Daft Punk is the subject of a new documentary. There is no word as to what the film will cover but it promises to delve deeper into the men beneath the helmets. Sounds like a blockbuster. [Spin]

:: This sounds a little dubious. In Ja Rule‘s new autobiography he claims that he once hit 50 Cent with a baseball bat and, here’s the kicker, with a crutch. There’s a lot of bad blood between the former rivals but this is a little bit far-fetched. [MTV]

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Frank Ocean Has Reportedly Fired His Publicity Team And Manager: Morning Mix

Jun 26th, 2014 // Comment

:: Frank Ocean has fired his publicity firm, Life Or Death PR, and his manager. In an unrelated move, Mac Miller has signed up with Life Or Death. Even swap, right? [Buzzfeed]

:: Thirty-eight people were hospitalized for dehydration after taking drugs at an Avicii concert in Boston. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Beyonce typed out a four-paragraph letter honoring Michael Jackson on the five-year anniversary of the King Of Pop’s death: “For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.” [Beyonce.com]

:: “Would it be really easy to assume that I was a douchebag? Definitely. One hundred percent. But that doesn’t mean that I am. Or maybe I am, I don’t know,” Adam Levine tells GQ in their profile on the clearly conflicted Maroon 5 rocker.

:: Prince‘s Purple Rain album was released 30 years ago (!!!) this week. Its parent movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, but was also up for two Razzies: Worst New Star and Worst Original Song (“Sex Shooter”). [Pink Is The New Blog]

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Adam Levine Wants You To Know That He Didn’t Sleep With Lindsay Lohan: Morning Mix

Jun 25th, 2014 // Comment

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:: Adam Levine wants you to know that he did not sleep with a certain celebrity. “That’s not true,” he told Howard Stern. “I did not have sexual intercourse with Lindsay Lohan. I will swear on anything that you ask that I have never had sex with Lindsay Lohan!” Ok, ok. We believe you. [Just Jared]

:: The bad news never ends for Justin Bieber. According to news reports a car he was traveling (but not driving) had an accident in Beverly Hills, while trying to evade paparazzi. Thankfully, no one was injured. [MTV]

:: Madonna is surprisingly traditional when it comes to education. It looks like daughter Lourdes is following in her footsteps and will take classes at the University of Michigan. How do we know? She posted pics on Instagram like any proud mother. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: This is a relief. Paul McCartney has finally shaken the mystery virus he contracted in Tokyo, Japan and has rescheduled the North American tour dates he had to cancel because of it. “I’m feeling great!” he declared in a YouTube video announcing the new shows. [Billboard]

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’: Review Revue

Jun 24th, 2014 // 4 Comments
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Ed Sheeran's "Sing"
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He's reliving his journey, from the beginning to x. Read More »

In his hour-long MTV documentary, Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran, British singer-songwriter du jour Ed Sheeran said that the sophomore record is usually an artist’s “make or break” moment. And after such a successful run with his debut, , it seems that the UK crooner has pretty high stakes riding on his second release, x.

However, this time around, Ed strays away from slow-burning acoustic love songs  and dips his toes into uncharted waters, dabbling in hip-hop and even enlisting producer legends Rick Rubin and Pharrell to help with some of the tracks.

So, now the question stands, did the risk pay off? Here is a round-up of what the music world had to say about x below. More »

Magazine Melee: Which Pop Princess Has The Best July 2014 Cover?

Jun 24th, 2014 // 1 Comment

Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!

Summer’s in full swing once again, and our favorite pop princesses are flaunting their sun-kissed best on the magazine racks! Last month, #unapologeticbitch duo Katy Perry and Madonna snagged the crown with their fierce, S&M-inspired shoot for V. Who’s up for the title in July?

Katy Perry sizzled her way across all 62 international editions of Cosmopolitan, Jennifer Lopez — A.K.A. J.Lo, A.K.A. Jenny From The Block — flaunted her stuff on InStyle UK, Lana Del Rey gave us all of her Ultraviolence on the cover of Clash, Tamar Braxton gets up close and personal for Upscale and Come & Get It Queen Rachel Stevens makes a surprise return as FHM‘s Sexiest Woman Of All Time.

Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »

The New Aaliyah Biopic Will Examine Her Annulled Marriage To R. Kelly: Morning Mix

Jun 24th, 2014 // Comment

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:: As if the upcoming Aaliyah biopic hasn’t been controversial enough (a war is still raging on Twitter about the casting of Disney star Zendaya), new details reveal that the movie will examine the late R&B star’s annulled marriage to R. Kelly. They tied the knot when she was 15 years old. Gross. [MTV]

:: Prince has a new solo album on the way, which is exciting enough but it seems he is really moving with the times by including a song called “This Could Be Us” based on the popular internet meme #ThisCouldBeUsButUPlayin. Can’t wait. [Stereogum]

:: Nobody can decide if the ratings for new talent show Rising Star are really bad or just a little disappointing. The show’s first episode came second to America’s Got Talent with 5.1 million viewers, which sounds grim but apparently is something of a win for ABC based on certain metrics. Perhaps we should give it a couple of weeks before writing it off? [Deadline]

:: Expect Lana Del Rey‘s next album to be even more depressing. The death-obsessed diva has now parted ways with long-term boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill, saying: “there are some things with which he has to deal.” [Just Jared]

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Iggy Azalea And Charli XCX’s “Fancy” Crowned Song Of Summer 2014 By Idolator Readers

Jun 23rd, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Did you feel the sudden tilt that happened and notice the sun stayed out longer than it has all year on Saturday? That’s because this weekend brought with it the first official day of summer. (We hope you took advantage of it, because the sunlight will start dwindling a minute a day during the inevitable slide toward winter. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and start with the sum-sum-summertime sadness already!)

This all means it’s time for us to tally up the results of our 2014 Song Of The Summer poll. There were seven strong contenders vying for the title this year: Ariana Grande‘s “Problem,” Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy,” MAGIC!‘s “Rude,” Nico & Vinz‘s “Am I Wrong,” Jason Derulo‘s “Wiggle,” Calvin Harris“Summer” and Ed Sheeran‘s “Sing.” Alas, there can only be one official champion, and, per our readers, that is I-G-G-Y’s Charli XCX-featuring “Fancy.”

Votes for all seven songs shot up into the thousands, with “Fancy,” the inescapable radio jam that’s been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the past four weeks, being the clear-cut winner after capturing just over 28% of the clicks. Head below to see how the rest of the poll played out. More »

Adele Is Reportedly Plotting A ‘Beyonce’-Style Album Release: Morning Mix

Jun 23rd, 2014 // Comment
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:: Adele has reportedly finished her third album, with hopes of pulling off a Beyonce-style surprise release. “Theoretically it could be released tomorrow if she wanted,” a source said. [Daily Star]

:: Jessie J performed her part in DJ Cassidy‘s “Calling All Hearts,” which also features Robin Thicke, at this year’s Capital Summertime Ball. Instead of the Paula crooner, though, The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes joined her on stage to help sing the song. [Popdust]

:: Kelly Clarkson has shared the first photo of her newborn girl, River Rose. “6lbs 6oz, 18 inches, and the greatest thing on the planet :)” she says. (River Rose is adorable.) [Instagram]

:: A homeless man who stalked Selena Gomez was ordered to undergo psychological treatment. He went to the Stars Dance star’s house twice, then was arrested for breaking into her guest house. Yikes. [AP]

:: As the world waits for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, Katy Perry has already volunteered to write her a campaign song. Wouldn’t “Firework” suffice? [Instagram]

:: Lorde responded to Iggy Azalea‘s recent comments about her participation in an all-girl tribute to Nirvana, which was part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “I had a good time. That’s all that mattered,” Lorde said. Meanwhile, Azalea re-focused her energies on criticizing the media. [Pitchfork]

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