Barbra Streisand put her new (and already iconic) Instagram account to good use earlier this week when she announced her second duets LP. The appropriately-titled Partners teams the enduring diva with the some of the best male vocalists in the business, ranging from John Legend and Josh Groban to fellow legends like Stevie Wonder and Elvis Presley.
The feisty 72-year-old unveiled the album’s tracklist today (August 13) and it features covers of her own classic hits — Babs and Babyface singing “Evergreen”, anyone? — and a selection of timeless standards like Irving Berlin‘s “How Deep Is The Ocean”, which she sings with son Jason Gould. Prepare yourself for the set’s September 16 release date by checking out all the song titles after the jump. More »
I literally have no idea what Miley Cyrus is doing anymore, and clearly one look at the hardcore animal lover/pop nudist‘s Instagram account in recent weeks underscores that she has nil fucks left to give. And that, in and of itself, makes me love her harder than ever.
Anyway, here’s a nice photo of the “Wrecking Ball” stripper‘s adorable new piglet Bubba Sue standing on Miley’s semi-naked, Calvin Klein thong-clad crotch, which she posted along with the hashtag #mycalvins.
There’s not really much else you can say about that, so see the image in full size below, sickos. More »
Are you ready to spice up those Midnight Memories, Directioners?
While the boys of One Direction are currently out on the Where We Are Tour (the #1 selling tour of 2014!), the boys stopped by The Today Show to chat with Carson Daly about their tour, their new fragrance and, most exciting of all, their upcoming music.
“I think it’s going to be a little bit more edgy…we feel like we’ve got some really good songs,” Niall explained to Carson when asked about working on their upcoming album. Hey, edgy is good! (We think, anyway.) Plus, it sounds like the music’s getting a little bit more personal this time around: “We’ve all taken a hand in the writing this time. We’ve literally written almost every song,” Liam continued.
Are you ready for the next era of 1D? Check out the troupe talking it up with Carson after the jump. More »
Before finding fame as a rapper, Iggy Azalea briefly tried her hand at dance-pop. The Australian hitmaker recorded a sexy club-banger called “Nothing Like Me” prior to signing with Grand Hustle and probably forget all about it. Until someone posted the Britney Spears-channelling video on YouTube. (Think “Womanizer” filmed on an iPhone).
Of course, bloggers are falling over themselves to call it embarrassing but I think it’s awesome for several reasons. Firstly, Iggy still has that southern drawl. Which means that, for whatever reason, she’s been using it since landing on American soil and didn’t just adopt it to sound “more urban”. Secondly, those buns are still outrageous — meaning they are most likely real. (How many unsigned divas can afford major surgery?) Last but not least, it underlines the fact that everyone has to start someone. Just ask Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey. Watch up top. More »
Calvin Harris blocked Rita Ora from performing “I Will Never Let You Down” (which he wrote and produced) at the recent Teen Choice Awards. Rita Ora told Ryan Seacrest about the DJ’s seemingly petty decision in a radio interview yesterday (August 12), which prompted a cryptic response from the “Summer” hitmaker via Twitter. Because 2014.
“You’ll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life,” Calvin tweeted to his approximately 4.6 million followers. “But just know I had a damn good reason”. He then used the “bye” emoji. Cold. To be honest, the Scot’s response doesn’t make him look any better. Unless Rita emptied his bank account or killed his cat, this still feels mean-spirited. See his tweets after the jump. More »
With sci-fi romp Guardians Of The Galaxy currently making a killing at the box office (the film has earned $188 million in just under two weeks), the accompanying Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack hops up two positions to #1 on the Billboard 200, after selling another 109,000 copies. Looks like Frozen, which has been hanging out in the Top 10 since last November, finally has some fresh, new movie-music competition.
Behind the Guardians soundtrack, a trio of new entries hit the chart in the forms of the 51st NOW That’s What I Call Music compilation (#2), Godsmack‘s 1000HP (#3) and Spoon‘s They Want My Soul (#4). That leaves the Somebody To You EP from UK boy band The Vamps to go in at #10 after selling 20,000 copies out of the gate. More »
Ariana Grande believes one of her ex-boyfriends cheated on her with another guy and references the event in My Everything cut “Break Your Heart Right Back”. (Is this Jai Brooks shade?) “Originally it was going to be about a boy who cheats with a girl,” the pint-sized diva told Attitude magazine recently. She then decided to make the song about “a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy.”
Here’s where it gets really juicy. “It’s one of my favorites on the album and it’s really funny because I believe it has happened to me,” Ariana reportedly told Metro. “I’m not 100 percent positive, but I’m 99.9 percent positive.” Don’t worry, the loyal Mariah Carey fan isn’t pressed about being dumped for a dude. “I would rather he cheats on me with a guy than with a girl any day!” she declared. “If I found out my boyfriend was gay… I’d be so relieved.”
And just when you thought the must-hear anthem couldn’t get any camper, Ari confirmed that “Break Your Heart Right Back” samples Diana Ross‘ classic 1980 hit (and enduring gay anthem) “I’m Coming Out”. Given the overwhelming success of singles “Problem” and “Break Free”, it’s only a matter of time before we hear the delightfully twisted track on the radio. More »
Upon meeting her, it becomes clear very quickly that Meghan Trainor is one of the most personable individuals walking among us. Idolator premiered the video for her instant smash hit “All About That Bass” in June, and when she breezed into New York for a recent performance on Live! With Kelly & Michael, we scheduled a little one-on-one time with the soulful 20-year-old.
That’s right — she’s only 20, which is something you forget when you hear her powerful vocals at work or take in the vintage aesthetic of the Fatima Robinson-directed “All About That Bass” video. “My whole life I wanted to be an artist, and the fact that this is my first opportunity and ['All About That Bass' is the] first [thing] I get to say to the world, I couldn’t be happier about it,” Trainor, who cut her teeth writing songs for others, says while we talk about her seemingly overnight success and her upcoming album in lobby in the lobby of the Ace Hotel.
Head below to catch Idolator’s full interview with the on-the-rise singer, and to enter our contest to win an autographed bag of exclusive Meghan Trainor cotton candy. (Yes, that’s right — cotton candy!) More »
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora‘s venomous tag-team “Black Widow” remains one of the shining highlights from The I-G-G-Y’s The New Classic, so it was only a matter of time before the two gave it a proper visual. Iggy tackled Clueless for “Fancy,” and now she’s gone completely Kill Bill.
Following an extended intro in which Rita and her beau (actor Michael Madsen) amusingly order from Waitress Iggy at a diner, the two divas team up to combat their foe — over, I guess, a cheesy bacon sandwich? From there, Iggy heads to Japan to train in swordfighting, giving us her best Uma Thurman impression. Meanwhile, Rita’s acting like a BO$$ (alongside head honcho T.I.), kicking ass and taking names (and chips) at a poker table. It all leads to a final showdown — featuring a cameo from the song’s namesake! — completing Iggy’s second killer film-inspired video.
Watch the “Black Widow” video above, and let us know what you think in the comments below! More »
Celine Dion has put her career on hold “for her health and family reasons,” a statement on the beloved singer’s Facebook page notes. Dion had an upcoming fall tour of Asia in the works, not to mention her longstanding Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but that has all been paused indefinitely.
Dion and husband Rene Angelil, parents to three children, have been dealing with Angelil’s ailing health since he had surgery this past December to remove a cancerous tumor from his throat. “Celine has also been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29th,” the statement reads. “She has still not recovered from this condition.” More »