Archive: Apr 2010

‘Glee’ Manages To Fit In Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” In A Very Home-ly Episode

To say last night’s episode of Glee, “Home,” was appropriately titled would be a massive understatement—the episode, concerning the home lives of Kurt, Finn, Mr.Schuester and high-pitched spitfire guest star Kristin Chenoweth, featured what felt like every song ever written with “Home” in either the title or the lyrics (and the show even managed to…

Becky Bain | April 28, 2010 - 1:13 pm

Asia Is Going Completely Gaga, And It’s A Total Drag

The term OMG? So yesterday—at least in China, apparently. The New York TimesSchott’s Vocab blog has noted that young Chinese Internet users have taken to replacing the SMS slang abbreviation for “Oh my God” (or “gosh”) with “Oh my Lady Gaga.” Uh—so OMLG? But wait! Things get are getting a whole lot sexier just…

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2010 - 12:53 pm

There “Ain’t No Doubt About It” That Justin Timberlake Has Guested On Enough Songs Already

Justin Timberlake has been featured on so many tracks in the past year, it’s almost like he’s gifted us with a new album. (We can dream, anyway?) Well, let’s throw another track on the stack — Game brought Timberlake and Pharrell out for the funky “Ain’t No Doubt About It”, the first single from his…

Becky Bain | April 28, 2010 - 12:32 pm

Shakira Plays Harmonica, Keeps Hip-Shaking To A Minimum On ‘Ellen’

Shakira unleashed her inner folk singer by whipping out her harmonica during her performance of her single “Gypsy” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this morning—sadly, she left her music video hottie Rafael Nadal back on the tennis court. Don’t be too upset, the Colombian-born singer still gives a rave-worthy performance. Catch it below. …

Becky Bain | April 28, 2010 - 11:36 am

Alexandra Burke And Pitbull Party “All Night Long” In Their New Video

Nearly two months after first hearing Alexandra Burke’s reworked “All Night Long” (which now features a Pitbull rap in the mix), along comes the music video. It’s an affair that’s not too dissimilar from Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” video—think glitter, drunken revelry and splashing around in a swimming pool during a house party. And, hey—here’s…

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2010 - 11:05 am

‘Idol’ Guest Blog: Anoop Desai Has The Top 6 On His Mind

Soulful and savvy, Anoop Desai emerged from a University of North Carolina acapella group to become one of the standout competitors on American Idol’s Season 8. With smoky vocals that fit neatly with his longstanding love for 90s R&B, Anoop charmed Idol fans and overcame numerous obstacles along the way to finishing in last season’s…

Idolator Staff | April 28, 2010 - 10:30 am

‘Glee’ Uses The Power Of Madonna To Take Over The Chart

A ray of light has ripped through the Billboard Top 200 Albums, as Glee’s soundtrack to last week’s The Power Of Madonna episode debuts at #1 following sales of 98,000. This bumps last week’s chart champ Justin Bieber down to #3 with My World 2.0. Sorry, Bieb—but this is what happens when you leave the

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2010 - 9:45 am

Courtney Love Discusses Past Demons On ‘Letterman,’ Keeps Her Clothes On

As well as going through some hard times (to say the least!) over the past six years, Hole’s lone survivor Courtney Love has also gone through some rough looks. Still, with surprisingly solid new album Nobody’s Daughter out this week, Love is proving that she’s able to now trudge onto gigs like The Late Show

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2010 - 9:03 am

Kelly Rowland Is Your Dance “Commander” On Her New Single

Last year David Guetta took Kelly Rowland, spun her around on the dancefloor a few hundred times and made her see the disco light via their collaborative Grammy-winning club smash “When Love Takes Over.” And if you think Ms. Kelly is taking the go-go boots off anytime soon, then you’d best go lean against the…

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2010 - 8:18 am

‘American Idol’: The Top 6 Impress Us Much

We’re officially knighting Shania Twain as the American Idol mascot of Season 9—the country star was a guest judge during the audition rounds in Chicago (where she let loose her inner Abdul while salivating over long ago favorite John Park) and the Top 6 contestants rifled through her songbook last night as she acted as mentor.

Becky Bain | April 28, 2010 - 6:43 am

The Morning Mix: ‘Glee”s Matthew Morrison Does Not Have Bieber Fever

Did You Hear?

:: Glee folks sound off on having Justin Bieber possibly guest star on their show: Matthew Morrison doesn’t get The Bieb’s appeal, whereas Cory Montieth thinks “Everyone needs to be a little infected by the Biebonic plague.” All Justin Bieber episode of Glee, anyone? [E! Online]

Becky Bain | April 28, 2010 - 5:35 am

Watch Out For Falling Letters In The New B.o.B Music Video, “Bet I”

Mr. Fantastic, B.o.B, is back again with “Bet I” featuring T.I. and Playboy Tre. The music video was the vision of director Gabriel Hart (director of B.o.B’s “I’ll Be In The Sky”). Hart takes a simple and clean approach with “Bet I”. Visually, it’s the perfect blend of Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”, Rihanna’s…

Erika Brooks Adickman | April 27, 2010 - 6:37 pm

J. Cole Explains Himself With First Single “Who Dat”

Talk about pressure. North Carolina rapper J. Cole has been wrestling with — and mostly exceeding — expectations since Jay-Z offered him a verse on the Blueprint 3 track “A Star Is Born”. Now, after releasing two (strong) mixtapes and countless rhymes on other artists’ songs, J. has dropped his own official single “Who Dat”.

Idolator Staff | April 27, 2010 - 5:23 pm

‘Glee’ Brings Christina Aguilera “Home”

With their Madonna fantasies now fully expressed, Glee’s producers seem more than open to the idea of honoring the other ambitious blondes of pop (and we have a few candidates of our own). Tonight they’ll pay tribute to one of the best: Bionic woman Christina Aguilera, who should take a few minutes out of her…

Idolator Staff | April 27, 2010 - 3:45 pm

Eminem’s New Freestyle Joint Is Called “Despicable” And Guess What—He’s Angry

“Not Afraid,” Eminem’s upcoming single off next studio album Recovery, will premiere this Friday, according to MTV. “It’s not a dark song, it’s an uplifting song,” Em’s manager Paul Rosenberg told Billboard. But to whet the appetites of his fans—and perhaps incite a bit of controversy (this is Eminem, after all)—the Detroit-based rapper offered up…

Robbie Daw | April 27, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Kris Allen Finds “The Truth” With Train’s Pat Monahan

Kris Allen’s song “The Truth” will be the Idol winner’s second single off his debut album, but it’s not the version you may be familiar with—the single remix of the song features Train frontman Pat Monahan (who co-wrote the track). Take the jump to discover which “Truth” you prefer. …

Becky Bain | April 27, 2010 - 3:16 pm

Popping Up: Cara Salimando

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey, Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

Cara Salimando says she’s been inspired by the confessional songwriting of Fiona Apple ever since she was in grade school, but this 18-year-old singer-songwriter has her own hell…

Becky Bain | April 27, 2010 - 2:00 pm

7 Artists That Need To Be “Madonna’d” On ‘Glee’ Right Now!

While we think it’s great that Glee creator Ryan Murphy sees some seriously potential in an all-Britney Spears episode of his hit musical dramedy, why stop at kooky blondes? We figured there must other artists who would be a perfect fit for New Directions. We got our Glee-gears spinning and came up an all-star list of pop…

Erika Brooks Adickman | April 27, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Kelly Clarkson Is Not Pleased About Her “Cleopatra” Demo Leak

A rough demo for a song called “Cleopatra” featuring Kelly Clarkson on vocals surfaced on YouTube today, and let’s just say the First Lady of American Idol is not happy about it. Birthday girl Kelly tweeted the following this afternoon: “‘Cleopatra’ is NOT a song on my next record! It was written for another artist!

Robbie Daw | April 27, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Christina Aguilera Celebrates S&M In Latest “Not Myself Tonight” Fashion Sneak Peak

It’s Day 2 of Team Aguilera releasing photo stills from Christina’s “Not Myself Tonight” music video, which will have its debut this Friday on VEVO. This pic finds Xtina swamped by a flock of hot, leathered-up men while wearing a super-sparkly 1930s bathing suit. But this isn’t the only fashion sneak peak we’re treated to…

Becky Bain | April 27, 2010 - 1:08 pm
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