Archive: Feb 2010

New Rihanna Song “Goodbye” Recalls A Good Girl Gone Sad

We had barely digested the news that Rihanna might be prepping a more upbeat pop album for summer when we came across the maudlin piano ballad “Goodbye”. A previously unreleased track, it’s evidently a Good Girl Gone Bad-era holdover, but it’s worth a listen — think of it as a prequel to a few of…

Idolator Staff / February 28, 2010

LMFAO Reenact Sky Blu’s Airline Fight With Mitt Romney

If you think disqualified Idol contestant Chris Golightly is seriously incapable of just letting it go already, LMFAO are still bitching about (re:milking) their scuffle last week with former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney—but at least they have a sense of humor about it. During an interview with MTV, the party rock duo reenacted the…

Becky Bain / February 26, 2010

Macy Gray Shows Us The “Beauty In The World”

We haven’t heard Macy Gray’s distinctive baby-girl rasp in awhile—her last album, Big, dropped in 2007, and unfortunately, failed to live up to its name. But we were recently treated to a new track from the singer, the cheery “Beauty in The World.” Was the song worth the wait? Listen to it below.

Becky Bain / February 26, 2010

PHOTOS: Love Angel Music Twitter, Gwen Figures Out How To TwitPic

“how do I tweet a pic??” Gwen Stefani asked her more than 23,000 followers on Twitter not too long ago. It’s moments like this we should remember that Gwen is not just a taste-making pop icon, she’s also a 40-year-old mother of two who’s trying to juggle a Fashion Week show and – oh yeah…

Erika Brooks Adickman / February 26, 2010

Everyday Is Crazy Hat Day In Lady Gaga’s World

Lady Gaga exits Zuma restaurant in London and makes her way to the audition for Pan’s Labrynth 2.
Anything else Ms. Gaga’s headpiece reminds you of? An enchanted coat rack, perhaps? Tell us in the comments. [Via Celebuzz]…

Becky Bain / February 26, 2010

Rihanna Plans To Drop A Dance-Pop Album This Summer

Rihanna no longer feels quite so “Hard.” In lieu of a re-release of Rated-R, Rihanna is reportedly working on a new album of all new tunes to drop as quickly as this Summer. So why the warp-speed turnaround between albums?

Becky Bain / February 26, 2010

Today In ‘Idol’: Funny, We Always Thought Simon Cowell Would End Up Marrying His Own Reflection

:: Simon Cowell is officially engaged to Idol makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy. His publicist says, “He’s probably the happiest I have ever known him in the nine years I’ve been working with him.” Simon Cowell, happy? Does this mean he’ll be the cheerful, supportive judge on The X Factor while somebody else gets to be…

Becky Bain / February 26, 2010

Listen To Prince’s Bizarre Musical Rollercoaster “Cause And Effect”

Twin Cities radio station 89.3 The Current debuted a new song from their favorite son today—Prince’s “Cause and Effect.” We had to play this song three times before we could believe it actually exists. There’s no way to prepare you for the traffic jam of surf-rock-funk-metal magic that’s awaiting you behind the jump, so just…

Becky Bain / February 26, 2010

Nicki Minaj Slips Into Bobby Valentino’s “Stilettos & T-Shirt”

Bobby Valentino implores that he wants to see his girl stripped down to the bare essentials in “Stilettos & T-Shirt.” But something tells us he doesn’t know what he’s in for by asking Twitter phenom Nicki Minaj to try on that sexy getup. Give the spicy tune from Valentino’s upcoming Fly On The Wall album…

Robbie Daw / February 26, 2010

The Supposed Official Usher ‘Raymond V. Raymond’ Tracklist…No, Seriously

With as many stops and starts as Usher’s forthcoming seventh studio album Raymond v. Raymond has had (not to mention how many tracks have found their way online), forgive us if we have a hard time believing that any tracklist that touts itself as being official is indeed the real thing. The LP is said…

Robbie Daw / February 26, 2010

Ahoy! Have A Listen To New Gorillaz Tune “Superfast Jellyfish”

Gorillaz team up with former Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys and De La Soul on wacky hip hop jam “Superfast Jellyfish,” which Damon Albarn & Co. premiered via the cartoon group’s official YouTube account yesterday. Dive below to give the watery anti-consumerism track a listen.

Robbie Daw / February 26, 2010

PHOTOS: Ke$ha Wakes Up In The Morning, Doesn’t Brush Hair

Thanks to the trashy smash “TiK Tok”, which spent nine straight weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100, America has discovered the talent of Ke$ha Sebert. Now it’s her turn to make a discovery: Ke$ha, can we get you some shampoo and conditioner? By all means, keep on brushing those pearly yellows with a bottle of Jack…

Erika Brooks Adickman / February 26, 2010

Shakira Gets Down And Dirty With Tennis Star Rafael Nadal In “Gypsy”

Nine times out of ten, Shakira’s videos involve sex. Or at least being sexy. Thankfully, the Colombian diva’s new clip for “Gypsy” has both elements. The intricate plot involves Shakira roaming the desert in skimpy garb, meeting up with a jeans and T-shirt type dude (played by Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal) and bedding dow…

Robbie Daw / February 26, 2010

‘American Idol’ Says Goodbye To Ashley Rodriguez And Three Others

Once Ashley Rodriguez learned she was getting the boot from American Idol last night, she had to endure performing Leona Lewis’ ironically-titled “Happy” one last time before saying goodbye. (Note to contestants: do not take on a song by one of Simon Cowell’s proteges unless you seriously have the vocal chops to do so—which, sadly,…

Robbie Daw / February 26, 2010

The Morning Mix: Miley Cyrus And Bret Michaels Sing A Sad, Sad, Song

Good morning everybody! We’ve finally reached the end of the week — let’s get straight to the mix before we ride into the sunset!

Did You Hear?

:: Another dream collaboration come true: 17-year-old Miley Cyrus and 46-year-old Bret Michaels duet on a song, “Nothing to Lose,” in which…

Becky Bain / February 26, 2010

‘American Idol’ Bluntly Reveals Its Season 9 Exit Song: “Leave Right Now”

When choosing the exit song played during each week’s results show, American Idol producers typically favor the inspirational home-themed ballads of their alumni—Daughtry’s “Home,” Ruben Studdard’s “Celebrate Me Home,” and Carrie Underwood’s cover of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home.” (Daniel Powter’s phenomenal one-hit wonder “Bad Day” being the one exception.) Most of those tunes create…

Becky Bain / February 25, 2010

PHOTOS: The B.E.P. Perform At Madison Square Garden

Photos like these help explain why there’s no E.N.D. in sight for the Black Eyed Peas, who blew the roof off of Madison Square Garden last night. Some famous celebs came out to see the futuristic pop music spectacle including Matt Damon and Kanye West (with his main squeeze Amber Rose). While the concert ended…

Erika Brooks Adickman / February 25, 2010

Justin Bieber Tours Paris, Tweets Next Single

Justin Bieber has taken it upon himself to act as his own publicist, tweeting that his next single will be the yearning ballad “Never Let You Go.” The track is off his My World 2.0 album, to be released March 2, the day after Bieber’s 16th birthday. You know what Justin would love to get…

Becky Bain / February 25, 2010

How Did Cypress Hill Team Up With Marc Anthony For “Armada Latina”? We Need To Know

Cypress Hill is returning to the music scene after a six-year break, and we think they’ve gone truly insane in their collective membrane after listening to “Armada Latina,” a new track from their upcoming album Rise Up. The only thing more bizarre than featuring Marc Anthony crooning en español and Pitbulll spitting verses on the…

Becky Bain / February 25, 2010

Estelle’s New Video Promises To Be A Real “Freak” Show

In this day and age, it seems every pop minx is trying to out-freak, out-fake and out-sass the next one. And in a bid to leave the other gals in the glossy glitter dust, Grammy-winning British babe Estelle will soon unveil her aptly-titled “Freak” video. “It’s a very sexual song,” the singer says in a…

Robbie Daw / February 25, 2010
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