B is for Britney Spears! K is for Kylie Minogue! J is for Justin Bieber! The stars are spelling it all out for you right on their scarves this year…and it’s all for a really good cause.
British retailer Matalan has created line of scarves called Alphabet Scarves, a perfectly fashionable and charitable line of lettered scarves for the winter season. According to the store, 100% of the profits from the sale of each of these scarves will go to the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Charity in order to raise awareness and funds for the Liverpool-based children’s hospital.
To help support the cause, a whole crew of pop stars are getting in the action and posting photos wrapped in their own alphabet scarves, including Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Girls Aloud darling Nicola Roberts, Spice Girls icon Mel C, Glee‘s Lea Michele and Foxes. Now that’s one way of putting your selfies to good use!
Check out the full gallery of stars in scarves up top, and if you want to get in on the action, you can order your very own Alphabet Scarf too. 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 »
After news broke out yesterday (October 16) that Kylie Minogue is featured on a reprise of Flight Facilities‘ 2010 breakthrough “Crave You,” the Australian dance duo has now released a teaser video for the single.
The shaky, ominous clip finds Minogue on top of a bed in a messy bedroom, as she begins to sing the opening verse a capella-style. Once the camera creeps near to the singer’s face, the video then goes completely fuzzy – sort of like an old television from the ’80s that has a broken antenna.
“Crave You” is off Flight Facilities’ debut LP, Down To Earth, is set for an October 24 release. As for Minogue, the diva is currently performing on her Kiss Me Once tour. More »
Kylie Minogue loves to keep us guessing. The pop icon delighted fans with surprise Kylie + Garibay EP, dropped a random (but awesome) cover of Kim Carnes‘ 1981 smash “Bette Davis Eyes” and now makes an unexpected cameo on Flight Facilities‘ debut LP Down To Earth. Yep, that’s her singing on a reprise of the Australian dance duo’s 2010 hit “Crave You”.
The flawless 46-year-old, who is currently touring the globe with her blockbuster Kiss Me Once tour, delivers a sultry a cappella intro to the Giselle Rosselli-voiced chill-out anthem. Flight Facilities tried to keep Kylie’s involvement under wraps (“it’s something that we’re really excited about but we didn’t want to be a gimmick,” the band said in a recent interview) but it’s already arrived online and that voice is unmistakeable. More »
Nominations for the 2014 ARIA Awards — the Australian equivalent of the Grammys — were announced today (October 7) and a number of familiar faces were well represented. Bearded producer/shirtless Instagram heartthrob Chet Faker leads the field with 6 nods for breakthrough LP Built On Glass but he’s closely followed by Brisbane band Sheppard and Billboard 200-conquering singer/songwriter Sia.
Other internationally renowned acts in contention include Iggy Azalea and 5 Seconds Of Summer. They both got nominated for Song Of The Year (“Fancy” and “She Looks So Perfect”) and Best Breakthrough Artist. The rap diva is also in the running for Best Urban Album and Best Female Artist. As for the snubs? “Riptide” hitmaker Vance Joy and synth-pop maestro Andy Bull were largely overlooked in the major categories, while Kylie Minogue was completely subbed. See the list of nominees after the jump. More »
In celebration of their BBC Music launch, the BBC managed to gather some of the biggest names in music to create an epic cover of The Beach Boys‘ classic – “God Only Knows.” Pharrell ascends down a flight of stairs as he kicks off the song. He is followed by features from artists like Emeli Sandé, Sir Elton John, Lorde, Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Geri Halliwell, Brian May, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, The Beach Boys’ own Brian Wilson and a handful of others!
The video has an old-Hollywood theme thanks to its theater setting, which is complete with an orchestra and fairytale-like effects (see Minogue floating in a bubble). The end result is a dreamy visual that will lift your spirits. All proceeds from the song’s release will going to the charity, Children In Need. More »
Here’s something to brighten up your work day! Kylie Minogue tackled Kim Carnes‘ 1981 smash “Bette Davis Eyes” for BBC Radio 2′s Sounds Of The ’80s, transforming it into a bubbly synth-pop anthem that walks the line between cheesy and cheerful with the skill of an acrobatic. The camp cover wouldn’t sound of place on the diva’s Light Years LP, which is a really big compliment.
After missing the mark somewhat with Kiss Me Once, the pop icon is turning things around with a well-received world tour and that unexpected-but-very-welcome Kylie + Garibay EP. In fact, all of the 46-year-old’s non-album tracks have been great this era. Maybe it’s time to repackage her latest with “Golden Boy”, “Crystallized” and “Bette Davis Eyes”? Listen after the jump. More »
Catching Kylie Minogue live in London? I should be so lucky — and in fact, I was!
Last night, the iconic pop diva discoed down to London Town for the first of three headlining nights at the O2 Arena on her Kiss Me Once Tour, which kicked off last week in Liverpool.
As opposed to the grand Grecian architecture of the Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour or the futuristic flashing screens of KylieX2008, the Kiss Me Once Tour is a vastly stripped-down affair in comparison: The stage consists of a single series of structural beams and, apart from the use of a few key props — a light-up pair of lips, a bathtub (more on that later), and of course, some sexercize balls — stays stationary the entire time.
Then again, Kiss Me Once was also a markedly quieter era for Kylie, who spent a majority of the time acting as a judge on The Voice UK as opposed to engaging in heavy promotional duties for her latest LP. But while this particular tour might be less of a visual extravaganza (no water fountains this time around, sadly!), the production stayed true to the very essence of Kylie: Campy smash hits, coquettish cooing and loads of confetti and glitter. More »
Kylie Minogue‘s Kiss Me Once Tour kicked off in Liverpool this evening, and as a celebratory gesture, the singer has offered up four somewhat experimental dance-pop tracks as free downloads through SoundCloud. Produced by Fernando Garibay (Lady Gaga), the EP-like release is being billed as Kylie + Garibay. And, hey — we’re always all for Kylie veering off the pop path and trying out new things!
The tracks included are moody dance jam “Glow,” mid-tempo reggae-pop cut “Wait,” clubby “Break This Heartbreak” and futuristic surf rock track “Chasing Ghosts.” Give a listen to all four below, then download each one for free! More »
Today’s the day! Queen Kylie Minogue is about to embark on her Kiss Me Once Tour across Europe, starting in Liverpool tonight.
Just ahead of the show’s premiere this evening, the glittering “Into The Blue” diva has been supplying us with some tantalizing teases of what to expect from the show on her Instagram, from costume designs by chic designers to a quick video teaser showcasing the set.
The wardrobe will be made up of designs from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana and Julien MacDonald, consisting of a playful spread of heart-shaped baby-doll dresses, glittering long sleeve leotards, lush blue (into the bah-loo-oo) gowns and a little collar and tie action. And as for the sneak peek at the stage? Well, grab your “Sexercize” balls — they’re coming along on the road with Kylie. More »