Archive: Aug 2010

Usher Makes ‘Good Morning America’ Say, “Oh My God”

Usher, The Best Dancer In Pop , thrilled the enormous crowd at New York’s Bryant Park today as part of Good Morning America’s summer concert series. It looked like the “Hot Toddy” crooner had picked up some fashion tips from his protege Justin Bieber, as he donned a pair of white jeans and high tops—Bieb’s signature…

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 20, 2010 - 10:12 am

Drake’s “Miss Me” Video: Yet Another That Lil Wayne Shot Before Prison

Drake’s Anthony Mandler-directed “Miss Me” video is far less of an epic than the one for “Find Your Love,” but it does feature Lil Wayne in yet another of his from-beyond-the-clink appearances. We also get to hear budding mogul Drizzy sort-of propose to his Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj. Watch below—and warning: Wayne’s bit is…

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2010 - 9:35 am

Kanye West, Jay-Z And Swizz Beatz Offer Up A Mighty “Power”-ful Remix

Loaded chairman Jay-Z takes the intro rap on Kanye West’s much-anticipated “Power” remix (yes—it’s finally here). At the onset, Hova weaves his rhymes around the extended track while Kanye intones the chorus, and manages to namecheck Axl Rose, Norman Mailer and even—oh, yes he did—Taylor Swift. Listen below!

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2010 - 8:44 am

Preview Taylor Swift’s “Mine” Video

Taylor Swift sifts through the memories of her relationship with her beau (played by handsome Brit Toby Hemingway) in her upcoming video for “Mine” (listen to the song here). Swift and Roman White co-directed the clip, which as Buzzworthy notes, features one lovely wedding dress. Head below to watch a 20-second preview of the lovey-dovey…

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2010 - 7:53 am

The Morning Mix: Ricky Martin To Publish His Memoirs

Did You Hear?

:: Ricky Martin will release a memoir titled Me. (Or Yo, for the Spanish edition.) Um, couldn’t have come up with anything better than that, Ricks? We only assume you’re saving Livin’ La Vida Loca: The Ricky Martin Story as the title for your big-screen biopic. [Billboard]


Becky Bain | August 20, 2010 - 5:12 am

CAPTION THIS: Britney Against Britney

Britney Spears uploaded another twitpic of her visit to the set of Glee, but this time she’s getting into character—and that character would be Madonna. Brit and Heather Morris, who plays Glee’s dimwitted Cheerio Brittany, recreate the “Me Against The Music” video, with Spears stepping into Madonna’s all-white outfit. The celebrated pop star captioned this…

Becky Bain | August 19, 2010 - 5:28 pm

PHOTOS: Shakira Dances, Skates And Bikes Around Barcelona In New Music Vid

When we last laid eyes on Shakira, she was standing in the fields of Ibiza, Spain. Now, the beautiful World Cup anthem singer has moved her truthful hips inland to Barcelona for the set of her new music video. We can’t quite tell the concept of the vid for her upcoming album Sale El Sol.,…

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 19, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Watch Pink’s Alternate Videos From Her Funhouse Tour

Pink, ever the generous performer when it comes to giving back to her fanbase, recently tweeted “I made three videos exclusive for my tour and just for my fans because I love you so much and appreciate all your support.” Aww! The gal’s a giver. We’ve already seen one of the retro-styled clips—catch the other…

Becky Bain | August 19, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Eminem Ponders Retirement To ‘VIBE’, Says He’s “Better Than Ever”

Kanye West might call Eminem the “number one rapper” of all time, but Em doesn’t look at himself that way. “I don’t rap to be the absolute best rapper in the world because I think there is no such thing,” he tells VIBE in an introspective new interview. Jump below to hear a self-aware Marshall…

Becky Bain | August 19, 2010 - 3:35 pm

PHOTOS: Mariah Carey’s Getaway To Brazil

It’s been a quiet summer for Mariah Carey, that is until the divalicious songstress touched down in São Paulo, Brazil yesterday. The face of Lollipop Bling perfume signed autographs and posed for pictures with her adoring cordeiros—that’s Portuguese for lambs. Why the trip? Was Mrs. Nick Cannon inspired by Julia Roberts’ Eat Pray Love and…

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 19, 2010 - 2:48 pm

Lee DeWyze To Drop Debut Album This November

We’ll finally get a clue as to whether Lee DeWyze’s post-Idol career will mirror that of Carrie Underwood or Taylor Hicks when his debut album drops on November 16. “It’s gonna be like a whole rock/pop sort of deal… It’s gonna be very chill rock, a little harder stuff,” Lee told Neon Limelight as to…

Becky Bain | August 19, 2010 - 1:50 pm

7 Classy Quotes From Katy Perry’s ‘New York Times’ Profile Piece

If you think freshly-bobbed pop starlet Katy Perry is everywhere these days—you’re right! Perry’s nostalgic “Teenage Dream” video premiered last week, and her same-titled sophomore album will be released August 24. Additionally, Perry’s label has been releasing a single a week on iTunes leading up to the LP’s drop date. And now the New York

Robbie Daw | August 19, 2010 - 1:39 pm

PHOTOS: Dinner With Kelly Rowland, Brandy And—Paris Hilton?!?

Idolator Cover Art Diva-Off winner Kelly Rowland dined with gal pal Brandy last night at L.A.’s Katsuya restaurant, and the songbird—who recently got the Glee treatment for her classic hit “The Boy Is Mine”—tweeted, “Me and my bestie @kellyrowland !! Dinner IN Hollyweird:)” Weird, indeed—immediately after Brandy walked “Commander” Kelly to her car, she bumped…

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 19, 2010 - 12:44 pm

Brandon Flowers Talks Las Vegas, Previews New Solo Tracks

If you weren’t lucky enough to experience one of Brandon Flowers’ first-ever live solo sets this week, Spin is currently previewing six tracks from his debut solo album, Flamingo. And on first listen, the epic-sounding record appears to center around similar subject matter The Killers have tackled on each of their LPs—the dual nature of…

Becky Bain | August 19, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Antoine Dodson Lands Year’s Unlikeliest Chart Hit With “Bed Intruder Song”

Antoine Dodson features on a bona fide hit single, and all it took was for his sister Kelly to be assaulted—and two knuckleheads known as the Gregory Brothers to remix his news soundbites—to happen. Yes, viral video fans—”Bed Intruder Song,” which has been available on iTunes for two weeks now, debuted on the new Billboard

Robbie Daw | August 19, 2010 - 11:49 am

Kanye West’s “Power” Gets Usurped By A Frat Dude Parody Vid

We knew a parody of Kanye West’s “Power” video was inevitable, but we still weren’t prepared for how damn funny (and well-made) it would be. Jump below to watch the frat-boy version of Yeezy’s “living painting”, complete with keg stands, beer pong and a bunch of drunk college students. Awesome, bro. …

Becky Bain | August 19, 2010 - 11:05 am

Keri Hilson Has T.I.’s Back On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Comeback kid T.I.’s forthcoming King Uncaged album may have suffered a release date push-back, but he can always look on the bright side—he’s got a feature film called Takers coming to theaters in one more week and a hit single in the form of “Got Your Back.” Head below to watch Keri Hilson join Tip…

Robbie Daw | August 19, 2010 - 10:50 am

Single Cover Diva-Off: Ciara’s “Speechless” Vs. Ciara’s “Gimme Dat”

For today’s Single Cover Diva-Off, we’ll be playing the Deluxe Ciara Edition—which single cover art from the hip-hop songstress tickles your fancy more, the sleek silhouette for “Speechless”, or the euphoric mania of “Gimme Dat”? Check out both sleeves behind the jump and give us your vote!

Becky Bain | August 19, 2010 - 10:30 am

PHOTOS: Donna Summer Feels Love From South Florida

Last night, “To Paris With Love” singer Donna Summer was all about showing her love to a different city: Hollywood, Florida. The disco legend looked as stunning as ever in a dramatic purple gown (covered with stars, naturally) and matching elbow-length gloves as she brought the Hard Rock Live! arena to its feet. In the…

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 19, 2010 - 9:57 am

John Legend And The Roots Preach Positivity In Their “Wake Up Everybody” Vid

Earlier this week we posted exclusive photos from the Brooklyn set of John Legend and the Roots’ “Wake Up Everybody” video, and now the actual clip is here. Step back in time with John, the Late Night house band and guests Melanie Fiona and Common in the Gil Green-directed vid after the jump.

Robbie Daw | August 19, 2010 - 9:40 am
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