Archive: May 2011

Rihanna Shoots To Kill In Her “Man Down” Video

Rihanna flew down to Kingston, Jamaica to shoot the video for her fifth Loud single, “Man Down”, though the video wasn’t the only thing that ended up getting shot. In the opening scene of the visually stunning Anthony Mandler-directed video, RiRi takes out a pistol and kills a man walking in the middle of a…

Becky Bain / May 31, 2011

Jennifer Lopez’s New Reality Show To Search For Talent In 21 Countries

Now that Jennifer Lopez is fully branded as a respected nurturer of new talent, she’s broadening her TV credits past American Idol. New details have emerged regarding the pop star’s forthcoming singing competition show, ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen, which will begin its search for emerging artists this July. Lopez, along with her musician husband Marc Anthony…

Becky Bain / May 31, 2011

Amber Rose Is Furious With ‘VIBE’ Magazine

Clearly, Amber Rose will be driving ’round town blasting Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You” and picturing VIBE this week. The model, who recently covered the mag’s Sexy Issue, was on the warpath this week after reading her published interview with the music publication. Wiz Khalifa’s main squeeze took to her Twitter account, angrily calling out the magazine…

Erika Brooks Adickman / May 31, 2011

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Contestant Ronan Parke: The Next “Next Justin Bieber”?

There have been a slew of tweenage boys who’ve come along in the last year and threatened to steal away tattooed crooner Justin Bieber’s pop crown — Waiting 4U tourmates Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson are probably the most famous of the mop-topped crew. But move over, lads, because there’s a new kid on the…

Robbie Daw / May 31, 2011

Laryngitis-Stricken Adele Cancels Tour Dates, Talks INXS Cover For Next Album

Reigning chart queen Adele (until this week, of course) has been hit where it hurts the most — her voice. The 23-year-old Q cover girl is suffering from a bout of laryngitis, which has caused her to cancel five of her North American tour dates — in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.

Robbie Daw / May 31, 2011

Lupe Fiasco Rocks UCLA’s 25th Annual JazzReggae Fest

Yesterday, Lupe Fiasco took to the stage at UCLA’s 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival. The “Out Of My Head” MC flexed his freestyle skills, rapping: “So if there’s anybody out there from the The L.A. Times/ when you write up this show/ you better tell ‘em that my rhymes was cold, and they was dope/ and…

Erika Brooks Adickman / May 31, 2011

Katy Perry’s #1 Fan Is A Cute British Man

It would be an understatement to say that Jack Moore is a fan of Katy Perry. It would even be a misnomer to call him an obsessive fan of the pop star. With over 4,000 photos and an entire room coated in magazine cut-outs of the “Last Friday Night” singer, it’s hard to adequately describe…

Becky Bain / May 31, 2011

Coachella To Expand To Two Weekends In April

Were you one of the unlucky music fans who didn’t score a Coachella ticket last year? You were one of many, since the annual desert-set fest sold out in a record-breaking six days. Perhaps next year you’ll have a bit more luck scoring tix, as Coachella 2012 will be held over two separate weekends i…

Becky Bain / May 31, 2011

Tinie Tempah And Eric Turner Write In The Stars On ‘The View’

The ladies of The View treated their, uh, viewers to a performance of “Written In The Stars” by UK rapper Tinie Tempah yesterday. As a bonus, Eric Turner, who sings the chorus on the Top 20 hit, tagged along for vocal and piano duties.  Conservative View host Elisabeth Hasselbeck called the song “one of my…

Robbie Daw / May 31, 2011

Taylor Swift Is ‘Girlfriend’ Magazine’s Cover Girl

Taylor Swift has earned herself the cover of Girlfriend’s June issue, after being voted highest in the magazine’s reader poll. For the Aussie teen publication’s “U Make The Mag” edition, fans voted the “Story Of Us” singer as their number one choice (just edging out Gossip Girl Blake Lively) for summer cover girl. If…

Erika Brooks Adickman / May 31, 2011

Sean Kingston’s Passenger Speaks On Jet-Ski Accident

Sean Kingston remains in critical but stable condition following his jet-ski accident from this past weekend, and the “Beautiful Girls” singer’s longtime friend Cassandra Sanchez, who was Kingston’s passenger, is speaking out about their crash, telling TMZ that Sean was driving “really fast”. More details below.

Becky Bain / May 31, 2011

Christina Aguilera Drops More Details On Her Upcoming Album On ‘Regis & Kelly’

Christina Aguilera already piqued our interest in her Bionic follow-up while dishing with Jimmy Kimmel, and yesterday The Voice coach stopped by Live! With Regis & Kelly for more talk of her new album. “I’m diving in right now as I’m shooting the show,” she told the two talk show hosts. Jump below to see…

Becky Bain / May 31, 2011

Scotty McCreery Does Disney World (PHOTOS)

While Justin Bieber was off fishing in Texas, newly crowned American Idol winner Scotty McCreery spent his Memorial Day at Walt Disney World. The Season 10 champ thrilled fans at Hollywood Studios as he rode in a parade alongside Mickey Mouse, and performed his new hit “I Love You This Big” at the theme park’…

Erika Brooks Adickman / May 31, 2011

Scotty McCreery On Lauren Alaina: “We’re Like Brother And Sister”

Whether there was something to that kiss Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina shared on last week’s American Idol finale or not, the Season 10 winner is playing it cool. He appeared on this morning’s Live! With Regis And Kelly, and naturally the two hosts tried to pry some info on his relationship with Lauren out…

Robbie Daw / May 31, 2011

Justin Bieber’s New Star Tattoo: Real Or Fake? (PHOTOS)

Wait a second, did Justin Bieber get another tattoo while we weren’t looking? While deep in the heart of Texas this past Memorial Day weekend, the fragrance mogul uploaded photos to Twitter of himself fishing. We were less interested in the Billboard Music Award winner’s catch of the day and more focused o…

Erika Brooks Adickman / May 31, 2011

Kelly Rowland Heading To UK, Joining Gary Barlow As New ‘X Factor’ Judge

For whatever reason, British pop star Cheryl Cole was axed from the upcoming American version of Simon Cowell’s TV singing competition The X Factor. Both Cole and Cowell had been judges on the original UK edition, along with Dannii Minogue and Westlife manager Louis Walsh. But it looks like Cheryl won’t be taking back her…

Robbie Daw / May 31, 2011

Coldplay Announce New Single “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”

Coldplay are feeling decidedly weepy these days, but that’s good news for fans of the UK quartet. Will Champion, drummer for the Austin City Limits-headlining act, announced on the official Coldplay site today that a new song titled “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” will be released digitally this week.

Robbie Daw / May 31, 2011

Kylie Minogue Offers The Sound Of “Silence” On New B-Side

With the U.S. leg of Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour now wrapped up, the Billboard Music Awards presenter has one more musical treat up her fashionable sleeve for fans in the form of her “Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)” single. We first heard the retro-’80s Pete Hammond mix of the Aphrodite

Robbie Daw / May 31, 2011

The Morning Mix: Lady Gaga’s Fashion Essentials Include Pantyhose

Did You Hear?

:: Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts interviewed Lady Gaga for MTV UK, and received a polite thank you for letting Mother Monster borrow a pair of pantyhose in an emergency. Wonder if Nicola also packs backup metal headdresses. [DirectLyrics]

:: “Jars Of Hearts” singer Christina Perri —…

Idolator Staff / May 31, 2011

Sean Kingston Hurt In Jet-Ski Accident

Sean Kingston, who heated up the charts with summery hits like “Beautiful Girls” and spread sunshine on Yo Gabba Gabba, suffered serious injuries in a jet-ski accident Sunday evening, according to news reports. Kingston, 21, is listed in critical condition in a Miami Beach hospital. Full details — and the latest update from Kingston’s “Wont’

Idolator Staff / May 30, 2011
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