Did You Hear?
:: Jennifer Lopez, already a triple threat, has become a New York Times best-selling author with her first-ever book. True Love, a memoir, divulges intimate details of her high-profile relationships with the likes of Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony. [NYT]
:: Britney Spears hosted a #6SecondsOfSpears Q&A over the weekend. Fans learned what she orders at Starbucks, what she keeps in her purse, and what she wants for Christmas this year. [Twitter]
:: Rihanna‘s #R8 could be arriving “closer than anyone realized,” according to music industry insider DJ Skee. He also claims that a new Beyonce single will arrive this week. [SPIN]
:: Prince invited rising R&B auteur FKA Twigs to his Paisley Park studios to perform a surprise show on November 15. “Words cannot express my feeling right now,” a spectator said. [Okayplayer]
:: Pitbull is among several Latin acts performing at the Calibash festival, January 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale November 21. [Billboard]
:: Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B debuted over the weekend, to a slew of criticism from viewers. (Star Alexandra Shipp‘s singing was just one of their many concerns.) The biopic’s producers admitted that the fury “was hard to ignore, but you can’t dwell on it.” [The Washington Post]
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Yesterday night, “Jam (Turn It Up)” chanteuse and Mrs. Kanye West herself Kim Kardashian set the Internet ablaze with her Jean-Paul Goude-shot Paper Magazine. It is, in a word, bootyful.
And, with that particular cover, Kim also successfully Konfirmed that 2014 truly was The Year Of The Booty: From Kylie Minogue‘s sexy “Sexercize” to Yoncé‘s good grips on her azz with “Partition” to Nicki Minaj‘s A$$-tastic “Anaconda” to Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea‘s “Booty” (obviously), the backside got all the lovin’ this year.
But now, we must determine something very serious: Who’s booty reigns supreme among them all?
Check out our gallery of some of the year’s most booty-tastic moments from our fave pop stars, and place your vote below — and be sure to leave us a cheeky message in the comments. More »
Here we go again: It’s now a week after the election and one day before Veterans Day, so it’s time for pop-loving readers to take advantage of their democratic privileges and vote! November is nearly halfway over — trust, we’re as shocked as you are — and we’re calling on Idolator readers to take a look back at 2014′s album releases so you can have a say in our annual Readers’ Poll roundup of the best ones. As usual, the editors here at Idolator are tirelessly compiling their own list of what they consider to be the best popular music had to offer over the past year. But we’re also eager to let you have your say.
Below you’ll find our readers’ poll containing 15 of the top pop albums released between January and June in 2014. In a few weeks we’ll also do one up for the key albums that arrived in the latter half of the year. And when all is said and done, we’ll boil it all down to what Idolator readers deem to be their 10 favorite records from 2014.
Note: As this is a two-part poll, it’s also a two-part process. Once you vote, we also want you to leave your thoughts in the comments box below on why you chose that particular album. We’ll be reading all of your feedback and including some of it when we post the Best Albums Of 2014 Readers’ Poll results.
So get to voting below, then voice up on why your fave deserves to be in our year-end roundup of 2014’s best albums! More »
Happy Monday, Idolator readers! We hope you all had an appropriately spook-tacular (groan) Halloween weekend, and hopefully, a far less spooky recovery the day after.
As always, our favorite pop stars were out in full force for Halloween, with costumes ranging from good, bad to downright ugly (in taste, anyway): From Rihanna‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles throwback to Katy Perry‘s spot-on Cheeto ensemble, to Justin Bieber‘s adorable buddy costume to Iggy Azalea‘s hater-baiting White Chicks look to Lily Allen‘s controversial, erm, “joke” of an outfit. They’re all here!
Flip through the gallery up top, and let us know your faves in the comments below. More »
Jennifer Lopez has been a tabloid fixture thanks to her high-profile relationships with Puff Daddy, Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony, among others. (See her “Jenny from the Block” video for proof.) However, she has yet to open up about these relationships as she apparently has in her forthcoming memoir True Love, out November 4. “I’ve never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I’ve felt abused in one way or another: mentally, emotionally, verbally,” she says, according to PEOPLE.
While Lopez doesn’t say who was responsible for such abuse, she did mention that Anthony, her third husband and the father of her two children, found True Love to be revealing. “He read it and said, ‘Wow, I didn’t realize you were going through this whole journey,’ ” she says. “We try to be supportive of each other. We feel that’s the best thing for our kids.” Anthony had filed for divorce in 2012, shortly after the couple’s seventh wedding anniversary.
See a trailer for True Love below. More »
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 »
It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.
The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »
Pharrell kicked off and closed CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” concert, held October 24 at the Hollywood Bowl. As an unofficial host of sorts (the real host was The Voice‘s Carson Daly), he took it upon himself to remind fans of the event’s cause, to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. “When we sing this next song, I want you to put your best efforts, your prayers, your energy into believing that we can beat this cancer,” he said.
Still, the event’s featured acts made sure to keep the mood light. Taylor Swift performed songs from her new (and soon-to-be-smash) album 1989. Surprise guest Jennifer Lopez stormed Iggy Azalea‘s set for their A.K.A. team-up “Booty.” (She even spanked the rapper’s booty in the process — oh my!) Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Lady Antebellum and Paramore brought their own respective hits, while to close the concert, Pharrell brought out comeback kid, noted collaborator and fellow Voice coach Gwen Stefani. More »
What a week in pop!
With 1989 just days away, it’s been all Taylor Swift all the time: From “Welcome To New York,” to Target commercials, to secret sessions and everything in between. So! Much! Taylor! But Tay’s not the only artist with new stuff out: Gwen Stefani made her grand comeback with “Baby Don’t Lie”! Plus, Sound Of A Woman siren Kiesza kept us dancing through the week, while Jessie Ware came in for a softer approach on the gorgeous Tough Love.
At the same time, Mariah Carey notched yet another achievement with her current China tour and Jennifer Lopez is all-but-confirmed for Vegas.
Around here, we premiered t.A.T.u. darling Lena Katina‘s “Who I Am” video, celebrated the 20th anniversary of Madonna‘s under-appreciated Bedtime Stories and spoke to Jasmine V and Kiesza. Phew!
As per usual, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments after the jump. More »
Britney Spears, Shania Twain and Celine Dion have been dazzling audiences for months (and years!) now in Las Vegas. Will Jennifer Lopez soon be following suit?
It’s purely speculation at this point, but the “Booty” pop diva was spotted living it up at Brit Brit’s Piece Of Me show and Shania’s showcase at Caesars Palace in Vegas over the weekend, which she attended alongside her manager Benny Medina, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. But was the trip purely for pleasure, or was there some business at hand behind-the-scenes?
A residency could just be a perfect match for the A.K.A. pop veteran, considering her endless run of hit singles and fiercely loyal fanbase. And, considering the fact that Celine and Shania are due to leave town soon, there are some major diva-sized stilettos to be filled — Louboutins, perhaps.
Update: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: According to a new report from TMZ this morning, Jenny From The Block was indeed in Las Vegas to secure a residency deal, which is being finalized right now — and if the money’s right, she’ll be performing right where Britney’s show is happening at Planet Hollywood!
“Jennifer Lopez is in the final stages of making a deal to perform in Vegas … and according to the contract — obtained by TMZ — she’ll rake in more per show than Britney Spears. Jennifer is being offered a whopping $350,000 per show at The Axis, Planet Hollywood … the same place Britney is performing. Britney is making a paltry $310K a show. But Britney will ultimately score more than JLo because her contract provides she’ll do 96 shows over 2 years. JLo will do 72shows, 3 times a week for 24 weeks over a 1 or 2 year period — the contract leaves that open.”
Assuming the deal does goes through, will you be heading to Vegas to see La Lopez in action? Sound off in the comments below. More »