:: Iggy Azalea celebrated her first anniversary with basketball player boyfriend Nick Young by shopping at Target. The couple famously went there on their first date. Congratulations! [Instagram]
:: I’m not sure how impressive this is given that it downloaded to your phone whether you wanted it to or not but Apple is bragging U2‘s free Songs Of Innocence LP was accessed by 33 million users. They didn’t say how many people realize they own it. [Billboard]
:: Nick Jonas convinced his girlfriend Olivia Culpo to strip down to her lingerie for his upcoming “Jealous” video. She plays a scantily-clad cellist. The things we do for love. [MTV]
:: It’s time to let this song rest in peace before everyone starts to hate it. Lea Michele revealed that much-performed Frozen ballad “Let It Go” will be interpreted on the new season of Glee. Yay? [Pink Is The New Blog]
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A representative for Ariana Grande
has denied the authenticity of leaked nude photos that are said to be of the singer, following of a major hack involving several celebrities that occurred August 31. “The photos are completely fake,” Grande’s rep stated to BuzzFeed
Grande was among more than 100 celebrities targeted in the leak. Nude and risque photos purported to be of her, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice and Kate Upton initially surfaced August 31 on online bulletin board 4chan. After confirming that the photos of Lawrence are indeed real, reps for the Silver Linings Playbook actress say that her team has taken action: “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.” More »
:: We all know that hip-hop is a competitive game, but Childish Gambino
’s Donald Glover
went on a full-on rampage at a show in Australia, calling out Drake
, Kendrick Lamar
and claiming the title of “the best rapper” for himself. [Billboard
:: French electronic-music legends Daft Punk announced that they will be releasing a documentary on BBC France in 2015, where they might finally reveal — you guessed it — their actual faces! [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: Kanye West emerges victorious in his lawsuit against bitcoin alternative, Coinye, who used Ye’s name and image as their logo. [NBC News]
:: Glee star Lea Michele will feature as a special guest on the upcoming final season of hit FX show Sons of Anarchy. [Billboard]
:: DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith expressed serious remorse when recalling his and girlfriend Sky Ferriera‘s 2013 arrest for drug possession, stating “She literally didn’t do anything wrong.” [Stereogum]
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‘s goodbye last year to star Cory Monteith
was emotional. In the tribute episode following his death
, the McKinley High School student body reacted to the passing of Monteith’s character Finn, as each original cast member sang a song dedicated to him. On July 13, the one-year anniversary of Monteith’s death, members of the Glee
cast paid tribute in a similar fashion, by taking a brief moment on Twitter to remember him.
“I personally believe Cory was reborn into some other beautiful form a year ago today. I celebrate him and his life… Wherever that may be,” star Matthew Morrison said. Lea Michele quickly followed suit, by posting two photos of them from when they dated for a year and a half. “We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always,” she said.
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Just when it seemed Glee
was recovering during the past season from the loss of actor Cory Monteith
and moving in a direction that focused more on the original cast members and less on late-in-the-series new ones, the Fox musical dramedy appeared today to have taken another blow. In the early afternoon, Chris Colfer
tweeted the following: “Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…” Or did
Colfer has been a series favorite since the show’s 2009 pilot episode, and this past season, his character Kurt Hummel became engaged to Darren Criss’ Blaine Anderson. Shortly after the above tweet that went out on the actor’s account, however, E! Online senior editor Marc Malkin posted on Twitter that Colfer’s Twitter had been hacked, per Colfer’s manager. “[W]hew! he will be back for more glee,” Malkin typed.
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have described the way that Sam Smith
came out via his “Leave Your Lover”
video clip as “amazingly classy”. The British duo worked with the crooner on rapidly rising hit “Latch”
. [Pride Source
:: Ever wondered what Rihanna would look like if she were an animated child? (I really hope you answered no). On the off chance you have, check out the trailer for Home. RiRi voices the lead character and she manages to keep it surprisingly child-friendly. [MTV]
:: Rita Ora has finally commented on her break-up with Calvin Harris. The rising diva tweeted: “I’ve had an incredible time w Calvin & i will treasure the memories.” It’s nice to see that they are both taking the high road. [Billboard]
:: Well, this is an unusual statement to have to make. Lea Michele assures fans that her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz is not a gigolo. Rather, he set up a website teaching gigolos how to date. I’m not sure how much better that is. [TMZ]
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With Season 5 of Glee now wrapped up
, Lea Michele
has been out and about promoting new book Brunette Ambition
. And naturally a stop by Chelsea Lately
last night turned into an opportunity for the actress-singer to speak off the cuff about a few topics, such as her family-approved underage drinking as a kid.
“I’m Italian, so it was like at the dinner table it would be Pellegrino, like a huge jug of soda and a huge thing of wine,” Lea explained to host Chelsea Handler. “Then growing up, I’d be having dinner with my boyfriend and his parents, and I’d be like, ‘Where’s the wine? Like, pass the wine!’”
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Happy Friday, Idolator readers! We hope you’re all about to enjoy a nice long weekend away. As always, there was much to talk about in this week of pop.
We kicked off with a bang on Sunday with the Billboard Music Awards, featuring performances from the likes of everyone from Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez to Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande. Plus, Mariah Carey, Robyn & Royksopp and Cher Lloyd ALL debuted the full streams for their long awaited albums.
Whips and chains evidently excite pop divas Madonna and Katy Perry, who tag-teamed on the surprise cover of V Magazine this week. Lea Michele got sultry in the video for “On My Way.” Michelle Williams got us holy twerking with Kelly, Solange and Beyonce on “Say Yes.” And the winners were officially crowned this week on both The Voice Season 6 and American Idol Season 13!
Right here on Idolator, we had the pleasure of debuting Richard Marx‘s stunning comeback track “Whatever We Started.” Our monthly Magazine Melee is in full swing between Beyonce, Rihanna, Lily Allen, Madonna and Katy Perry and Solange. (Have you voted yet?) Plus, we launched a giveaway for tickets to The Thank You Festival in DC. As always, you guys had plenty to say. Read the week’s best comments below! More »
Did You Hear?
:: Katy Perry‘s tour rider includes the usual array of snacks both healthy (fresh fruit and vegetables) and not-so-healthy (tortilla chips and wine) but she gets diva points for demanding a servant to cater to her needs, at least according to one gossip site. [Radar Online]
:: It’s a shame this wasn’t captioned on film. Barbra Streisand made Lea Michele cry while waiting in the line for valet after the Grammys. She thanked the Glee star for introducing her music to a new generation of fans. [Just Jared]
:: Six young Iranians were arrested by Tehran police for making a video dancing along to Pharrell‘s “Happy”. They were charged with “offending the public morals” and made to apologize on state television. [The Wire]
:: News of the above arrests garnered international condemnation from human rights activists including Pharrell. “It is beyond sad that these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness,” he wrote on Facebook. [Billboard]
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tried to prove with her debut album Louder
that she has the potential to become a pop star in her own right. There she took baby steps, as she balanced her Broadway-inspired roots with modern EDM leanings, the best example of the latter being the Fernando Garibay
-assisted “On My Way.” (The Mexican producer had worked
with Natalia Kills
, Lady Gaga
and Britney Spears
.) With her new “On My Way” video, debuted today (May 19), she takes a huge leap in that same direction. More »