Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” Gets A Monsieur Adi Remix: Listen

He’s churned out stellar remixes for the likes of Beyoncé‘s “XO” and “Blow,” Madison Beer‘s “Unbreakable” to Neon Jungle‘s “Trouble,” and now, remix mastermind Monsieur Adi has set his sights on Queen Lana Del Rey‘s most recent Ultraviolence single, “Brooklyn Baby.”

Adi’s gone and hollowed out the breezy contents of the original, supplying warm synth textures, twerk-friendly beats and a subtle College & Electric Youth-like ’80′s sheen. Lana’s voice has been given a makeover as well, fluttering fast above the dreamy remake. It’s the kind of remix that doesn’t entirely betray the structure of the original, but provides just enough of a beat to motivate Lana to step away from her beat poetry and go twirling out on the dance floor.

Listen to Monsieur Adi’s remix of “Brooklyn Baby” after the jump. More »

‘The Voice’: Ricky Manning Performs Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Gets Stolen By Gwen Stefani

It is a strong crop this year on The Voice. Sure, there have been a few ill-advised song choices in this Knockout Round (looking right at you, Griffin and your Justin Bieber misstep) but rarely has there been either a clear victor or deadweight in these performances. This trend continued on Tuesday night, as Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton coached some of their contestants toward the live rounds, and sent others back to their pre-Voice beginnings.

Livening up the scene with her bright-eyed take at mentoring was Taylor Swift. While she couldn’t dry the tears of the ousted contestants, she offered much advice on connecting with an audience (hint: it requires a lot of arm movements). More »

Pitbull Has Two New Reality Shows In The Works: Morning Mix

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Did You Hear?

:: Mr. Worldwide, also known as Pitbull, will be coming to your small screen! The entertainer is getting two new reality shows: Pitbull: The Lyfe and The REAL Change ProjectThe former will focus on his music career, while the latter will be about fundraising for educators. No word on when either is set to premiere, but Harvey Weinstein is backing the projects so they must be good…we hope. [Deadline]

:: Joan Jett was honored at New York City’s Little Kids Rock Benefit Gala, which took place on October 23. The legendary musician was gifted with the “Rocker of the Year” award. Other artists who attended the gala were Alice Cooper, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna and former Beastie Boy Ad-Rock. [Brooklyn Vegan]

:: After the whole drama between Tyga and Drake was unveiled in a recent Vibe interview, Young Money’s bossman Birdman decided to step in. During his stop at Hot 97′s radio show, the rapper said: “He might be in his feelings. And I got all love and respect for Tyga, that’s been my lil’ bro, but my intake is, I’m family oriented — either you in or you out. If you’re out, you’re an outcast to me. If you’re in, you’re family.” Well, that cleared everything up! [MTV]

:: Is there anything Pharrell can’t do? The entertainer has been named to the Apollo Theater’s Board of Directors, along with five new members. Their main duty is to develop the theater through fundraising, strategic planning and education. [Complex]

:: In other weird news, Sia plans to auction off her breath in a jar. Yes, you read that correctly. The singer will auction it during the Adelaide Film Festival. Here is what the festival organizers had to say about it: “Gorgeously and magnificently, she breathed into a jar for us. Her breath is in a Mason jar with silver sealing wax, so no one can accidentally open it. Whoever wins it will be able to break the seal— or just let it be.” Okay…? [Pigeons & Planes]

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Jessica Mauboy Channels Beyonce In “Love On Top”-Tributing “Can I Get A Moment?” Video: Watch

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Retro Soul Diva Realness

Jessica Mauboy is currently heating up the charts in Australia with new Babyface-penned/produced single “Can I Get A Moment?”. The latest cut from the pop diva’s third LP Beautiful, which is being rereleased on November 21, debuted at number five on the ARIA singles chart after a promo blitz that included a sizzling performance on the finale of X Factor.

The 25-year-old is hoping to build on that momentum by dropping the cute (but familiar) video. “Can I Get A Moment?” obviously draws inspiration from Beyonce‘s “Love On Top” visual, which was a cute reworking of New Edition‘s “If It Isn’t Love” clip. It’s hardly surprising given Jessica’s love for all things Queen Bey and the format fits the song perfectly. Watch up top. More »

Jennifer Lopez Is Still Flaunting Her Flawless Bikini Body In Late October. Because She Can.

Jennifer Lopez continues her one-woman war against ageism in the entertainment industry by posting a flawless bikini pic on Instagram. The game’s hottest triple threat was roasted by some commentators for cavorting with Iggy Azalea in her sexy “Booty” video, while younger artists like Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus were lauded for similar antics.

Jenny’s message is clear. She’s 45, she looks incredible and will wear as much (or as little) clothing as she likes. Apart from heating up Instagram, rumors about the diva getting her own Las Vegas residency (a la Britney Spears) continue to gather momentum. Sounds like a no-brainer to me. Who wouldn’t want to spend the night with J.Lo in Sin City? See her bikini pic after the jump. More »

Brooke Fraser Gets Her Synth-Pop On In Shadowy “Kings + Queens” Video: Watch

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Dancing At Dusk

Taylor Swift isn’t the only singer/songwriter switching genres in 2014. Brooke Fraser is leaving behind the gentle acoustic-pop of breakthrough albums Albertine and Flags in favor of synth-pop on fourth LP Brutal Romantic. The 30-year-old introduced her new sound on kooky buzz track “Psychosocial” before perfecting it on superb lead single “Kings + Queens”.

The New Zealand superstar, who landed a global hit in 2010 with “Something In The Water”, unveiled the video this week and it finds Brooke singing in and around an abandoned warehouse. It’s not the most glamorous setting for a pop video but the gritty locale somehow feels appropriate for the leather-clad diva’s low-key approach to electronica. Watch her in action up top. More »

Iggy Azalea And Rita Ora’s “Black Widow” Soundtracks The Halloween Episode Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’: Watch

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This Twisted Cat And Mouse Game

If I knew that soap stars were going to throw down to Iggy Azalea songs, I’d tune into Dancing With The Stars religiously. The Australian rapper’s recent hit “Black Widow” was the soundtrack of choice for Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish and resident stud Val Chmerkovskiy this week, and their spooky Halloween interpretation soon became an online sensation.

There’s so much to love about this, from the spider-inspired choreography to the creepy costumes and corny facial expressions. I could watch it all day! The Rita Ora-assisted anthem is featured on Iggy’s re-release of The New Classic (now called Reclassified) due November 24. Other tracks include controversial collaboration “Beg For It” and killer buzz track “Iggy SZN”. Watch up top. More »

Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ Is On Track To Sell One Million+ Copies This Week: Find Out How She Made History

Hats off, Swifties. You go harder for your Queen than any other fanbase! According to sales predictions, Taylor Swift‘s 1989 is on track to sell more than one million copies in its first week of sale — making it the second best-selling album of 2014 after Disney’s chart-conquering Frozen soundtrack. The 24-year-old will also become the first artist in history to have three albums cross the million mark after seven days of release (2010′s Speak Now and 2012′s Red also achieved the feat).

So what’s Tay Tay’s secret? Well, her military-like promo blitz certainly helped. As did the innovative roll-out (live stream announcement, secret sessions and Instagram countdown) and goodies-filled Target deluxe edition. She also said girl, bye to Spotify and had every celebrity she’s ever met promote 1989 on their social channels. All is fair in love and first-week album sales, and the “Shake It Off” diva knows what it takes to get your coins. Well played and game over. More »

Danity Kane Inexplicably Drop “Rhythm Of Love” Video (Which Does Not Feature Danity Kane): Watch

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Rhythm Of What?

The lid on the Danity Kane coffin isn’t being lowered down quietly — it’s being shut with a giant thud.

For those not following along for the mayhem: The newly reformed quartet suddenly became a trio when Aundrea Fimbres announced she would be leaving the band in the midst of their #NoFilterTour this year. Nonetheless, the trio soldiered on, only to be torn apart once again by a physical altercation during a business meeting between Dawn Richard and Aubrey O’Day. After some time, all three remaining members (or their lawyers) miraculously settled on releasing their final record, DK3, for the fans this week.

To make matters even more ridiculous, the group’s label (or someone) just uploaded an official video to one of the album’s best bangers: “Rhythm Of Love,” which just so happens to feature none of the members of Danity Kane. Instead, it’s a bunch of randoms lip-syncing to the fierce dance track around town.

What? Why? Who would possibly care to watch if Dawn, Aubrey and Shannon aren’t even in the video? Just a complete mess, through and through. If you care to see what is likely the final, lazy shred of the DK3 legacy, watch the video up top. More »

Rita Ora Rocks A Sexy Leotard On The Cover Of ‘Cosmopolitan’, Spills The Beans On Her Break-Up With Calvin Harris

Rita Ora lands on the cover of the December issue of Cosmopolitan under the headline Why She’s Everywhere. Unfortunately, the magazine can’t give an adequate answer to that question/statement but at least they get the gorgeous Brit to talk about her acrimonious break-up with Calvin Harris. “It was the right guy at the wrong time,” she says of the DJ. “I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place. There’s only so much you can do when you don’t see each other.”

That’s pretty kind when you consider that the Motion hitmaker wouldn’t let her perform “I Will Never Let You Down” on TV and took back all the songs he wrote for her sophomore LP — effectively delaying it for at least six months. Rita also talked about her breakthrough US hit “Black Widow”. “As soon as I heard it, I was like, ‘This is the fucking song,’” she says of Iggy Azalea‘s smash. “Katy Perry cowrote it — it felt nice to have all women involved.” See the “Grateful” diva’s sexy Cosmo cover and another pic from the shoot after the jump. More »