Let’s just cut the bullshit and stop tip-toeing around the obvious: Award shows, by nature, are self-congratulatory, three-hour slogs through the banal, and that’s why it’s best to down a bottle while watching (and reporting on) them. Because NAVY OR DIE!!!!!!!!!
and Austin Mahone
thanking God for his super awesome Instagram just aren’t aspects of life most people can sugar coat without wanting to jump into a pit filled with upright bayonets afterwards. Right? Right?
Maybe I’m alone there. Who knows.
iHeartLosAngeles iHeartRadio Music Awards took place last night, and, to be fair, it was the very first time this particular do happened. So we should be forgiving of the fact that the night was a 70% terrible thing to behold. Actually, it was probably 89% terrible, but, again, alcohol cures many award-show ills.
So in the spirit of helping out this budding young televised franchise in its infancy, let’s take a look below at the moments that were good and the moments that were not so good. Consider them like life lessons to grow by. You have to stumble — or open your show with Pitbull — before you can run, no? (Unless, of course, NBC yanked the option for this thing ever happening again. In which case — read no further!) More »
stole the show at last night’s (April 1) iHeartRadio Music Awards. She won the most awards (including artist of the year), caused a stir with her Matrix
-inspired hairstyle and threw legendary shade at Ariana Grande
. Her now iconic reaction
to Miley Cyrus
‘ rubber finger-waving display at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards pales in comparison to the diva’s hysterical laughter during Ari’s awkward performance
The camera cut to RiRi several times during Ariana’s rendition of “Problem” and she literally couldn’t stop laughing at the newcomer’s clumsy dance moves. Rihanna wasn’t the only one clocked for mocking the 20-year-old. Country crooner Blake Shelton‘s unimpressed face quickly became a meme and he, rather amusingly, made the photo his Twitter background. Watch Rih’s reaction after the jump. More »
Friends, here we are again with yet another
awards show on the plate: it’s the inaugural broadcast of the iHeartRadio Music Awards! Yayyyyyyyy!
Presenters tonight include Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert and Hilary Duff. Hitting the stage to perform will be Drake, Shakira, Pharrell, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande, while nominees include, among many, many others, Justin Timberlake (whose collab with Michael Jackson, “Love Never Felt So Good,” will premiere during the show), Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Lorde.
Crack a bottle (unless you’re underage — in which case, crack a Snapple) and stick around here through the night. The big pop music event kicks off at 8 p.m. on NBC and promises to drag on for three thrilling hours , and we’ll be updating the list of winners in real time. More »
. Remember the good ol’ days when it only took one skilled tunesmith to write a hit single? Yeah — our minds don’t stretch back that far, either. In fact, if you have to travel in time, to “Somebody That I Used To Know” in 2012, to find the last single to top the Billboard Hot 100 with only one writer credited to it. (That would be Mr. Gotye
himself, Wally de Backer.)
These days, it takes a small army to craft what we naive listeners would deem to be the simplest of songs. Remember Flo Rida‘s “Whistle”? You know — the chart-topping oral sex jam disguised as a radio-friendly, sing-song trifle for the whole family to purse their lips and blow to in the car? That one took no less than half-a-dozen writers to put together.
Below, we rounded up another 10 such pop smashes that required a team of musical geniuses — or at least Pitbull — to pen. Some may surprise you and even shatter the illusion of your favorite artists as unique jacks-of-all-trades, able to dash out catchy hits all by their lonesome.
Carry on to find out the wicked truth behind all the glitter, pop fanatics! More »
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!
Summer is just around the corner, and our favorite pop princesses are doing a fine job of making sure we’re all were aware. How so? By stripping down and sizzlin’ up the covers of today’s hottest fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazines. In fact, this just might be the hottest, most skin-baring Magazine Melee set to date.
Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »
It’s a day that ends in “day,” so here we are with another NSFW photo shoot of Rihanna
baring her boobs. This time the “Diamonds”
diva whipped out her drill bits for French men’s mag Lui
, which could well be this shoot TMZ stumbled upon
earlier this month. (Could be, but who knows — RiRi has a habit of losing her clothes at the drop of a hat
The singer most recently went breasts-out for the Brazilian edition of Vogue. All of this begs the question: does she have something big on the way, music-wise, to warrant all this skin-baring promo? Let’s hope. It’s been a whole year-and-a-half since the release of Unapologetic…which in Rihanna years is like a quarter of a century.
Catch even more of nude RiRi from Lui below, you pop perverts, you. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Pop stars from the southern hemisphere stick together! Lorde took umbrage at publications that put Iggy Azalea on the cover and then trashed her debut LP The New Classic in a recent blog post. The Australian femcee then chimed in on Twitter. [Gossip Cop]
:: Lily Allen claims she was simply paying tribute to Beyonce when she performed a drag routine to “Drunk In Love” at a London gay bar over the weekend. Sounds like she just wanted some attention. [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Don’t shop under the influence of painkillers. Miley Cyrus learned that lesson the hard way when she went on an online shopping spree while in hospital. Purchases included a pink mini-skirt. [MTV]
:: Rihanna is being sued by a former bodyguard for defamation. He is alleging that RiRi made offensive statements about him in an email and even went as far calling his sister. The matter will be heard by a judge in Ireland. [TMZ]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »
is up to her usual attention-grabbing antics in the latest issue of Vogue
Brazil and for that we are forever grateful. The hit machine posed topless
for the tropical pictorial, showing just enough side-boob to spark a little controversy but generally keeping it surprisingly classy. (At least, in comparison to this eye-popping shoot
As a woman of the people, RiRi kindly posted a bunch of pictures from the steamy spread on her Instagram account this afternoon (April 28). It’s impossible to pick a favorite because she looks impeccable in all of them but nobody does the From Here To Eternity sandy beach pose better than Rihanna. Peruse the Barbadian babe’s sexy social media spree up top. More »
Another week, another round of topless pop star pics
. Wait, let’s revise: Another week, another round
of topless Rihanna pics
. This time the Barbadian sometimes-singer, full time boob mistress has whipped out her umbrella holders for Vogue
Brazil, so it’s totally legit and not soft porn at all. Photographer Mariano Vivanco
had the honor of shooting shirtless RiRi for the publication’s May issue double-cover, the first front pic of which you can see above, and the second below.
Also down under: one of Rihanna’s NSFW topless snaps. Shine bright like a diamond, everyone…it’s pop tits! UPDATE: You can now see all of her photos from the shoot here. More »
took The New York Times
through her songwriting process in a recent article
and casually revealed that “Pretty Hurts”
, a self-help ballad on Beyonce
‘s game-changing visual album, was originally offered to Katy Perry
and then Rihanna
, whose manager sat on the future hit for eight months before ultimately passing on it.
The Australian singer/songwriter first emailed the song to Katy but got no reply. (More about that later). Next on the “Chandelier” diva’s list was RiRi. Her manager held on to it for eight months but didn’t pay the fee to secure the soaring song. “When Beyonce heard it, she slid into home base and just closed the deal,” Sia explains.
Interestingly, Dr. Luke got his hands on Bey’s version before it was released and played it for Ms. Perry. “I’m pretty hurt you never sent me this song,” was the message she apparently texted Sia, who, in turn, told the frequent chart-topper to check her email. Her reply? “It was meant to be with Beyonce.” The moral of the story is clear. When Sia sends you an email, open it! More »