Posts tagged "Rihanna"

‘The Voice’: Alessandra Castronovo And Joe Kirk Do Battle With Rihanna’s “Stay”

The Battle Round of The Voice continued on Tuesday, and the coaches really started to fall into their grooves. Gwen Stefani complimented all.the.things, and was filled with regret letting any contestant go. Blake Shelton basically called something from each battle “The most/best/perfect-est [FILL IN THE BLANK] that we’ve ever seen on this show!” Adam Levine celebrated the tremendous growth of just about everyone in such a short period of time (lives changed, people) and Pharrell Williams was all chill, all the time.

It would be remiss not to point out that Pharrell also managed to wear a sweater straight from The Cosby Show (Theo’s, though, not Bill’s) and looked super cool doing it. For this, he is the true winner of the Battles. More »

Iggy Azalea Fires Back At Snoop Dogg’s Insults On Twitter: Morning Mix

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:: After Snoop Dogg posted a not-so-nice picture of an Albino woman on his Instagram with the caption, “Iggy Azalea no make up,” the “Fancy” star went to Twitter to slam the rapper. She wrote, “And everytime I’ve spoken to you, you’ve always been nice as hell. I’m disappointed you’d be such an ass for no reason.” [E! News]

:: Courtney Love is always reliable for fun musical drama! She is now claiming that Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan wrote a number of songs about her. When the band’s frontman “stopped writing about me, he stopped having hits.” Whatever you say, Court! [Billboard]

:: There’s some good news for XXL magazine! The publication announced it will not be ending its print edition after all. They plan to release another issue by year’s end. The news comes after Harris Publications sold XXL to digital-based Townsquare Media. [MTV]

:: Not everyone is a fan of Rihanna‘s sexual image, including Mel C. The former Spice Girl told Radio Times the singer needs to have more dignity: “My five-year-old loves Rihanna. But she has no idea what her idol looks like because there’s little footage that I’m happy for her to see. It’s a shame that a talented, successful woman expresses herself in such an overtly sexual way.” [Refinery 29]

:: One Direction member Zayn Malik may be coming to a theater near you! The singer has reportedly been asked to star in a Bollywood film, since he apparently has a huge fanbase in India. [Digital Spy]

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Rihanna And Gwen Stefani Tap Charli XCX To Write New Songs

Boom Clap!

Charli XCX plans to write new music for Rihanna and Gwen Stefani as she preps the release of her own sophomore album, Sucker.

Such collaborations, particularly the latter, are rather fitting for the budding pop songwriter behind Icona Pop‘s “I Love It,” Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” and her own summer hit “Boom Clap,” off the Fault of Our Stars soundtrack.  Eve‘s 2001 smash “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” featuring the No Doubt frontwoman and Voice coach, has served as a major inspiration to Charli XCX’s work so far. [It's] my favorite female collaboration that has been released over the past 20 years,” she says to Billboard. More »

Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna And More To Perform At Concert for Valor On Veteran’s Day

Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna and other superstars will perform a Veteran’s Day concert on November 11 at the Mall in Washington, D.C. The event, dubbed the Concert for Valor, will be free and open to the public. HBO, one of its hosts, will even open up its signal so that non-subscribers can watch a telecast from home.

Other featured performers include Dave Grohl, Metallica and Carrie Underwood, who just released new single “Something In The Water.” Hollywood figures like Jamie Foxx, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will also make appearances. Overall, the star-studded event is an earnest attempt by the concert’s other host, Starbucks, to raise awareness for war veterans. More »

Diddy Still Praises Jennifer Lopez’s Booty: Morning Mix

Throwback Thursday!

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:: Diddy and Jennifer Lopez may have broken up a while ago (try almost 15 years!), but the hip-hop mogul still can’t get over that booty! During a visit to Access Hollywood Live, he said this about the singer’s new music video: “Oh my God. I’m so lucky to have that great woman in my history,” he raved. “She is one of the greatest I’ve ever seen! Show them, J! Go girl! Go girl!” [Celebuzz]

:: Law & Order: SVU re-created the infamous Jay Z/Solange elevator fight in this week’s episode (which aired yesterday, October 1) – titled “American Disgrace.” Harsh much? The show previously aired an episode heavily influenced by Rihanna and Chris Brown‘s domestic battle. [MTV News]

:: Michael Jackson keeps promoting his work, even from the grave! The iconic entertainer’s “Thriller” video will be transformed into 3D. It it set to be released on Blu-Ray/DVD next year, and possibly in theaters as well. [Complex]

:: On the last leg of his “Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour,” Drake threw some humorous shots at his former nemesis Chris Brown. The singer joked that if he had Breezy’s smooth dance moves, then maybe things could’ve worked out with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Let’s hope this remains a joke. [MTV News]

:: Yesterday, Prince officially joined Facebook for the sole purpose of chatting with fans for a live Q&A. It took him three hours to begin the Q&A, and he only decided to answer one question. Leave it to Prince! [Consequence of Sound]

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Rihanna Reunites With Ester Dean In The Studio, Working On New Album

Reunited & It Feels So Good!

With her Instagram presence gone and her lack of steady (and shady) tweets, Rihanna has surprisingly been under the radar over the past few months – save for a few scandalous photo shoots here and there. But the pop star hasn’t shown any public signs of working on new material – until now!

Rihanna’s been spotted in New York City over the last few days in and out of the recording studio, prepping for her pending eighth studio album (or #R8, as the Navy calls it). Her recent session turned into a reunion, as the singer met up with frequent collaborator Ester Dean. More »

Rihanna’s Infamous/Legendary Nude ‘Lui’ Magazine Shoot Just Got Hotter: See Two Topless Outtakes

Rihanna‘s Lui photo shoot is already the thing of pop culture legend. Not only did the Barbadian babe kill her iconic Instagram by posting a string of extremely NSFW pics but it also raised the bar for celebrity nudes. Miley Cyrussexy antics with Terry Richardson looked like stills from Hannah Montana in comparison to RiRi’s poses for the French men’s magazine.

Well, praise the internet gods because a pair of eye-popping outtakes have arrived. Rihanna poses with her back to the camera while perched on a diving board in one sultry pic and goes topless (well, shows one boob) in another sexy poolside moment. There’s not much else to say. She looks amazing and probably gives zero fucks about the snaps surfacing online. Check out the racier image after the jump. More »

Nicki Minaj’s Butt Might Be Padded: Morning Mix

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:: Breaking news. Nicki Minaj‘s iconic butt might not be 100 percent authentic! Do photographs taken during her Fashion Rocks performance (above) reveal that she’s possibly using some kind of padding? My anaconda don’t want none. [TMZ]

:: Rihanna and Jay Z‘s “Run This Town” has been bumped as the theme song of CBS Thursday Night Football — at least for one week. The network didn’t think it would be a good fit for a segment about disgraced player Ray Rice. [Just Jared]

:: He might be gone but his star shines as brightly as ever. Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson the Immortal world tour wrapped up recently and was declared the 8th highest grossing live show of all time. [Billboard]

:: Iggy Azalea wants you to know that she doesn’t have a sex tape. Vivid Entertainment thinks otherwise and offered the rapper a seven figure deal to distribute it. She is now threatening to sue. [TMZ]

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Rihanna Covers ‘Tush’ Magazine, Channels X-Men’s Storm In Kooky Shoot: 9 Pics

Rihanna has been unusually quiet since winding up her Monster tour with Eminem. It’s strange because the prolific diva’s annual album is already a year overdue and, with the exception of upcoming LPs from Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj, there’s not a lot of happening in the pop world right now. Maybe her new shoot with the wonderfully-titled Tush magazine is the first sign that she’s about to relaunch.

The 26-year-old serves up one of her kookiest pictorials yet, channeling Halle Berry‘s X-Men character Storm with a splash of Kerli‘s trademark Baby Spice-on-acid look thrown into the mix. RiRi always delivers the goods visually but she’s been taking things in a darker, more interesting direction lately. Hopefully, that’s a sign of where she’s going musically for R8. Peruse the pics up top. More »

Ariana Grande Denies Authenticity Of Leaked Nude Photos In Massive Hack

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 »