Posts tagged "Rihanna"

Alicia Keys Is Pregnant With Her Second Child: Morning Mix

:: R&B legend Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz are pregnant with their second child! Congratulations are in order! [Billboard]

:: By now, everyone knows the story about Memory Map‘s Michael Bridavsky and his ridiculously adorable cat Lil Bub. Or, at least,they should. [Spin]

:: DJ Mustard has confirmed that he produced three songs on Rihanna’s upcoming album. [Pop Justice]

:: Canadian DJ Deaudmau5 goes takes his Nyan Cat-wrapped Ferrari out for  a “coffee run” with Rob Ford, the current Mayor of Toronto. [TIME]

:: The trailer of  DirectTV’s new drama Kingdom, starring Nick Jonas, is officially out, and, let’s just say, he looks more ripped than ever. [Gossip Cop]

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Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Is The Most-Watched Music Video Of 2014

Katy Perry‘s blockbuster “Dark Horse” visual is the most-watched music video of 2014 (thus far) with just under 500 million views. It’s hardly surprising given the dazzling special effects and iconic choreography. The rest of the countdown contains a bunch of familiar faces including Shakira, who appears twice with “Can’t Remember To Forget You” and “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, and Iggy Azalea.

More surprising is the YouTube slayage of Enrique Iglesias. He also has two entries in the top 10 with current smash “Bailando” and Spanish language hit “El Perdedor”. The high ranking of The Chainsmokers‘ “#Selfie” underlines its online popularity, while Pitbull cements his status as Mr. Worldwide by racking up hundreds of millions of views for “We Are One”. See the full top 10 after the jump. More »

Tinashe Threw Serious Shade At Rihanna (Five Years Ago) And The Navy Isn’t Very Happy About It

Tinashe is one of the hottest new divas in R&B thanks to breakthrough hit “2 On” but she better watch her back after The Navy uncovered a bunch of shady tweets about Rihanna — from five years ago. “I’m not much of a Rihanna fan.. and I definitely don’t particularly like the song, but the ‘Russian Roulette’ video is dope!” she shared with followers in 2009.

Pretty innocuous, right? Well, the 21-year-old went a bit harder by retweeting: “#uknowitsarecession when Rihanna finally talks about ‘that night’ near a damn year later to help her albums sales.” I don’t see any lies but The Navy was not impressed and immediately started dragging. Given RiRi’s habit of demolishing opponents in Twitter beefs, Tinashe should consider sprinkling some holy water on her timeline or apologizing in advance. See her tweets and the reaction they caused after the jump. More »

‘Disco Demolition 2′ To Destroy Miley Cyrus And Justin Bieber Records: Morning Mix

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:: A minor-league baseball team plans to destroy Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus records due to their “musical disease.” The event has been dubbed “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It,” as inspired by the 1979 event in Chicago. [Los Angeles Times]

:: David Bowie hints that he will release new music soon. His last album, 2013′s The Next Day, was his first in a decade. [Pitchfork]

:: T.I. performed in the premiere episode of VH1′s new Soundclash series, produced by Questlove and hosted by Diplo. When the Atlanta rapper performed “Live Your Life,” Fall Out Boy and London Grammar filled in for Rihanna. [Stereogum]

:: Rihanna apologized for a contentious tweet she sent with the hashtag “#FreePalestine.” She says that she sent the tweet out on accident, without intending to take sides on the international conflict. [Billboard]

:: Girls creator Lena Dunham has one nagging question about MAGIC!‘s #1 hit “Rude” – has the girl mentioned “even consented to marrying a Canadian reggae singer?” Ingrid Michaelson‘s got answers. [Billboard]

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Rihanna Recorded A Song Written By Kiesza: Morning Mix

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:: Kiesza says that she wrote a few songs that Rihanna decided to record. “The one that Rihanna has cut is one that I never in a million years expected her to pick out, so it was super interesting,” she says. [Digital Spy]

:: Ciara has shared the best photo of her and Future‘s newborn son, also named Future. While on a blanket with bunny ears sewn onto it, baby Future sported an Air Jordan onesie that says, “RISE ABOVE ALL.” [Instagram]

:: Pop hitmaker The-Dream released a free seven-song EP, Royalty:The Prequel. One song is titled “OutKast.” Another is called “Pimp C Lives” – but of course. [Pitchfork]

:: Meek Mill recently announced his sophomore LP, Dreams Worth More Than Money, only to lash out at his own Maybach Music Group labelmate. “Wale just ain’t gone tweet a thing about my album,” he said, adding, “#UNOTMMG.” [MTV]

:: Big Sean took a break during a studio session to catch Miley CyrusBangerz special on NBC. “That chain so hard,” he said, while staring at one of the tour’s oddest props: a life-size Big Sean bobblehead. [Instagram]

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T-Boz Isn’t Scared Of A Confrontation With Rihanna After Their Beef: “You Know Where To Find Me”

T-Boz was minding her business outside a nightclub in West Hollywood last night (June 26) when TMZ put a camera in her face and grilled her about TLC‘s supposed beef with Rihanna. (In a recent interview they said they didn’t need to get undressed to sell records, which RiRi interpreted as a dig. So she changed her Twitter header to picture of the girl group naked and fired off a stinging tweet).

The 44-year-old kept it real and denied having any issue with the Barbadian babe. “I wasn’t talking about her then, I’m not talking about her now,” she explained. When asked about their Twitter war, the R&B icon pointed out that it was one-sided and said she didn’t have time to worry about because she’s “a grown ass woman”. However, T-Boz did invite Rihanna to track her down personally if she wants to take it further: “You know where to find me… I ain’t that far!” More »

Lorde Thinks We Should Spend Less Time Thinking About Sexy Pop Stars: Morning Mix

:: Lorde thinks we should stop worrying about sexy pop stars like Rihanna. “I don’t see a female without clothing as a terrible influence,” she said in a recent interview. “There are worse things. Shooting people.” Good point. [Gossip Cop]

:: They certainly have an affinity with grass. The boys of One Direction popped up at Wimbledon and politely watched a couple of tennis matches. Looks like a fun day out! [Digital Spy]

:: Daft Punk is the subject of a new documentary. There is no word as to what the film will cover but it promises to delve deeper into the men beneath the helmets. Sounds like a blockbuster. [Spin]

:: This sounds a little dubious. In Ja Rule‘s new autobiography he claims that he once hit 50 Cent with a baseball bat and, here’s the kicker, with a crutch. There’s a lot of bad blood between the former rivals but this is a little bit far-fetched. [MTV]

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Rihanna Finally Skips Going Nude, Puts Her Boobs Away & Throws Clothes On For ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Arabia (No Sexy Porn Here, Folks — Move On)

At this point we’ve become so accustomed to seeing Rihanna nude with her breasts flopping to and fro, from one magazine shoot to the next, that it’s somewhat of a shock, then, to find her all covered up for her latest jaunt, in Haper’s Bazaar Arabia. And yet there RiRi is in photos shot by Ruven Afanador that depict her as a veiled, mysterious being on a mission to tout “the new modesty” (per the publication’s cover line).

If orange is the new black, then perhaps actual clothing is the new sexy in Rihanna’s current world. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll move the game ahead by rocking a more mature and demure look when her follow-up album to Unapologetic rolls around, while all the other ladies of pop continue to toss pics of their naked goods online. Or not.

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Girls Take It Off: 16 Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q2)

The second quarter of 2014 delivered a veritable onslaught of sexy pics from our favorite pop divas. Leading the charge was the holy queen of unnecessary nudity Rihanna. She posed topless (and bottomless) for French men’s magazine Lui and then posted the pics on Instagram, which led to her account being temporarily deleted. She never reactivated it and we’re still in mourning.

Seasoned attention-seekers Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus got in on the act, losing their clothes for multiple photo shoots, but they were put in their place by pop veteran Madonna. Her nipples took pride of place in Italian Vogue and she proved that there’s no age limit for shameless publicity stunts. Bless her heart. While not as rowdy as the previously-mentioned divas, good girls Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato posted bikini pics, while pop legend Mariah Carey wore a pearl necklace (let’s not go there) and little else for sleazy snapper Terry Richardson. See all the sexy pop star antics up top. More »

Disclosure Praise The “Amazingly Classy Way” Sam Smith Came Out: Morning Mix

:: Disclosure 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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