Kylie Minogue Debuts ‘Sleepwalker’ Mini-Film: Watch

Kylie Sleepwalker
Kylie Gets Dreamy

The glimmering, glamorous Mizz Kylie Minogue has been teasing us with the promise of a mini-film called Sleepwalker ever since she first surprised us with those four Fernando Garibay tracks just before kicking off her Kiss Me Once Tour.

Today, the Sloggi-produced short has finally made its debut on Vogue UK. With chic outfits designed by famous fashion friends like Dolce & Gabbana, Meadham Kirchhoff, Christian Louboutin and Jean Paul Gaultier, the pop goddess dramatically poses, dances and creates lovely silhouettes (along with her hunky dancers) to the tune of three of those Garibay collaborations. The artsy, ethereal production is a unique visual turn for the “Into The Blue” diva, giving fans a nice new treat to enjoy as the tour continues on into the New Year.

What do you think of Sleepwalker? Watch up top, and then sound off in the comments below.

Band Aid 30′s “Do They Know It’s Christmas”: Review Revue

Band Aid 30's "Do They Know It's Christmas": Watch
Band Aid 30's "Do They Know It's Christmas": Watch
See Sam Smith, One Direction & other UK pop royalty sing for charity.

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure assembled a Who’s Who of British and Irish pop this past weekend to record a slightly revised version of holiday charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” this time to provide aid to the ebola crisis in Africa. Billed as Band Aid 30 and featuring such artists as One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith, Sinead O’Connor, Chris Martin and Seal, this marks the fourth rendition of the song to be made since 1984 (with Bono being the only singer from the original to take part).

Below, we’ve rounded up a smattering of critics’ opinions on the new (and improved?) “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” a single that’s now riding high on iTunes around the globe (it’s #1 in England and #2 in the States) and raising funds to battle the deadly ebola disease. More »

Roses & Revolutions’ “It’s Christmas Time”: Idolator Premiere

With the weather’s temperature dropping and the year’s end just around the corner, it is the perfect time to bask in the holiday spirit. Today (November 18), we at Idolator are premiering a song from Roses & Revolutions that will do just that! Called “It’s Christmas Time,” the tune strays away from the typically upbeat (and often cheesy) production found in most yuletide songs.

Instead, it provides velvety vocals (courtesy of lead singer Alyssa Coco) that is laid over a warm piano-and-guitar combination. The lyrics are also quite romantic: “The snow, the snow looks lovely as I kiss it off your nose/I love the feeling that no one can hear us.”

When the singer/songwriter duo (comprised of Coco and Matt Merritt) aren’t recording Christmas songs, they are busy promoting their self-titled sophomore EP — which was released in April 2014. The record features the lead single, “Take Me With You.” But in the meantime, grab a mug of hot cocoa and take a listen to “It’s Christmas Time” after the jump! More »

Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame Monster’ Turns 5: Stan & Deliver

Stan & Deliver gives fans an opportunity to shake, cry and sing the praises of the albums they love from their faves.

Rah rah, ah-ah-ah…

Five years ago today (November 18), Lady Gaga tore our clothes right off, ate our hearts and then proceeded to eat our brains. Does it feel like only yesterday? Or, in the current age of Cheek To Cheek, does it feel more like decades ago? Perhaps somewhere in between.

While The Fame had already propelled Gaga to pop stardom a year prior thanks to her inescapable, syllable-happy electro-pop earworms like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” (muh-muh-muh-mah!), it was The Fame Monster that saw Gaga effectively take over the world.

By the time her Fame re-release arrived in November of 2009, Gaga had her monster paws securely gripped around pop culture: She was the biggest pop superstar at the time, armed with a newly minted fan base (the Little Monsters were born), over-the-top ensembles that had the world ga-gagging (from her sensible Kermit The Frog carcass top to those perilously impractical sky-high stilettos to that infamous Meat Dress…hey Cher, hold my meat purse!), undeniably next-level music videos, unforgettable award show performances and, oh right, yes: The year’s best pop record in hand.

The start-to-finish immaculate 8-track EP, produced by RedOne, Fernando Garibay, Ron Fair, Darkchild and Teddy Riley, was said to represent Gaga’s 8 different “monsters” she encountered on the road (“Fear Of Loneliness Monster,” for example). And throughout, the disco stick-wielding pop princess navigated chilly synth-pop pulsations and dark lyrical themes (oh so many Hitchcock film references!) with a pristine, pop radio-friendly gloss to tackle those fears: From “Bad Romance,” one of the greatest pop records of the past decade, to a club-thumping mini-epic with Yoncé, to the campy, gothic glamour of “Dance In The Dark.” Simply put, Halloween has never sounded the same ever since.

Five years later, we’re now looking back and rattling the Fame Monster’s cage once again. Do you dare? More »

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & Ed Sheeran To Perform At 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The performance lineup for the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been announced, and it includes one familiar pop star — Taylor Swift, that is! The singer (who is BFFs with Victoria’s Secret angel Karlie Kloss) will return to the lingerie party’s stage this year, along with Ariana GrandeEd Sheeran and Hozier. They join the rankings of past performers like Justin TimberlakeMaroon 5 and Rihanna.

In 2013, Swift performed alongside Fall Out Boy in an over-the-top Union Jack costume. We think she should bring it back for this year’s event — it will take place in London, after all! The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show plans to run on December 2 and airs on December 9 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. More »

‘The Voice’: Watch Chris Jamison Belt Out Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” & Matt McAndrew Do Hozier’s “Take Me To Church”

You're so sexy/beautiful...

Getting through a whopping 12 performances proved to be quite a challenge on Monday’s episode of The Voice. Typically verbose coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani had to keep it brief, both for fear of Carson Daly’s wrath, and for the sake of ending the show before the barely anticipated premiere of State Of Affairs.

Ultimately, they made it through all 12 — along with a requisite promotional appearance by Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard — with what appeared to be only one skipped commercial break. More »

U2 Cancels ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ Residency Following Bono Injury: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Following Bono‘s injuries from a cycling accident, U2 has cancelled their performances for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In a statement, the band said: “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.” [CNN]

:: It was previously announced that Disclosure would be a part of the Band Aid 30‘s recording of their charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014).” But a rep for the electronic duo states otherwise: “No planned remix or involvement of any kind unfortunately.” Sorry guys! [Stereogum]

:: Nick Jonas took his talents to NYC’s subway underground over the weekend! The “Teacher” singer performed with his acoustic guitar at the West 4th street station, to many people’s surprise. [Popdust]

:: Azealia Banks sure is a talker! The entertainer is now discussing booties — fake ones, to be exact. In an interview with The Daily Beast, she said: “I like butts. But I like the real butts. With the fake butts, you can always see the ‘shelf.’ I can see the implant in there, and see where the muscle is snatching that implant up. Butt technology needs to come a little bit further.” We totally agree. [Celebuzz]

Find out what music you can catch on TV below. More »

Selena Gomez Posts American Music Awards Rehearsal Pic: “Wasn’t Prepared For How Nervous I’d Be”

Selena Gomez's 10 Cutest Instagram Pics
Selena Gomez's 10 Cutest Instagram Pics
Justin Bieber unfollowed Selena Gomez on Instagram. Here are 10 pics that prove it's his loss.

Selena Gomez shocked a lot of people when she returned to the music after an extended break with gritty break-up anthem “The Heart Wants What It Wants”. The Rock Mafia-produced anthem proved to be an instant success — selling 100,000+ downloads in its first four days of release. That was enough to debut at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not bad for a deeply personal song that was dropped with no forewarning or promotion.

The 22-year-old will perform the bad boyfriend-referencing anthem for the first time at the American Music Awards on November 23. Sel has been busy preparing for the hit’s live debut and posted a pic from rehearsals on Instagram this afternoon (November 17). “Rehearsing for the AMAs,” she wrote told her 17.7 million followers (of whom Justin Bieber is no longer one). “Wasn’t prepared for how nervous Id be, I mean I’ve done this before. But now it’s just me. All of me.” See Selena’s Insta update after the jump. More »

Bella Thorne Drops ‘Jersey’ EP: Listen To Charli XCX-Penned “Boyfriend Material” & Bebe Rexha Co-Write “One More Night”

Bella Thorne's "Call It Whatever" Video
Bella Thorne's "Call It Whatever" Video
Disney diva Bella Thorne takes it back to the '50s in her candy-colored "Call It Whatever" video.

Disney has an incredible track record at turning teen actresses into genuine pop stars — hello Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez — but their attempt to do the same for Shake It Up starlet Bella Thorne fell flat when debut single “Call It Whatever” came and went without denting the Billboard Hot 100 (or any other chart). It was disappointing but the 17-year-old hasn’t throw in the towel. In fact, she released her debut EP Jersey today (November 17) and there are some familiar names in the songwriting credits.

For starters, Charli XCX contributes a track called “Boyfriend Material”. And it has the “Boom Clap” hitmaker’s fingerprints all over it, from Bella’s spoken delivery (she even appears to be imitating the Brit’s accent at times) to the icy electro arrangement. The song doesn’t quite work — there’s more autotune on it than T-Pain‘s last album — but kudos for trying something different. Much more successful is Bebe Rexha‘s co-write “One More Night”. It’s a cute bubblegum-pop song with fluttery synths and a killer chorus. This is a much better fit for the teenager and should be used as the blueprint moving forward. Check out both songs after the jump. More »

Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Body For The “Only” Video Shoot: See All 7 Behind-The-Scenes Photos

Nicki Minaj is holding nothing back for her upcoming video for “Only,” as seen with the revealing photos she recently posted on her Instagram! The rapper took fans behind-the-scenes of the shoot, which also included song collaborators (and YMCMB labelmates) Drake and Lil WayneChris Brown, the tune’s other feature, wasn’t present. It’s too bad, though, his rock-hard abs could’ve added something extra.

For the shoot, Minaj dons a super-seductive mesh bodysuit with only black lingerie underneath. She completed the outfit with intensely-high platform heels and black veil. The men kept their outfits more tame, rocking a simple jeans-and-t shirt combination. More »