- It’s been a slow [entertainment] news day, so let’s just take a second to appreciate God’s gifts.
- The Game donates $10,000 to pay for funeral of slain 6-year-old girl. He shared a photo of Tiana with a touching caption.
- A$AP Rocky acted ignorantly while standing next to openly gay former NBA player Jason Collins at the VMAs, and he’s apologetic for seeming homophobic. He says he isn’t homophobic because he knows gay people and “don’t give a fuck if you gay or you not.” (Isn’t this equivalent to white racists running to the “I have black friends”-defense?)
- Alicia Keys has unveiled her new, Fall 2013 line of Reebok Classics AKW (dubs).
- Alicia isn’t the only R&B diva with a shoe line; Keyshia Cole teamed up with Steve Madden for a collection of heels.
- 35-year-old rappers Fabolous and 2 Chainz team up for “When I Feel Like It,” a contender for “Weakest Tracks of 2013.” The music video has a lot of half-naked models in it, so that’s a plus.
- Neon Hitch is such a unique character, so it would behoove many as to why she’d cover Miley Cyrus’ generic hit, “We Can’t Stop.” However, give the gypsy pop princess’ rendition a spin. It’s awesome.
- Speaking of covers and unique artists, Mateo put a lot of work in his “kitchen cover” of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
- Kendrick Lamar fired shots at Meek Mill at his New York show.
- Mac Miller and Big Sean were surprise guests at Ariana Grande’s Club Nokia show in Los Angeles. They performed “The Way” and “Right There” respectively.
- Jimmy Fallon and his good boy friend Justin Timberlake have teamed up for yet another potential viral video—”Evolution of End Zone Dancing.”
- This ambiguous photo paired with this vague Daily Mirror interview is indisputable proof that Pharrell will definitely maybe be on One Direction’s Midnight Memories album.
- Rita Ora is trying really hard to get in your good graces. Accept her shine.
- Caitlin Heller was trying to make a sexy twerk video for her boyfriend and things to a little too hot. The 37-second clip is spreading like wildfire across the web, and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until someone remixes it with Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire.”
- The “Feds Watching” 2 Chainz, and he’s assisting them in finding dirt on him by appearing on popular broadcasts with the black Benjamin Button, Pharrell. Their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was just that—live!
- When you’re as wildly popular as Eminem, you don’t need superficial deals with phone companies to convince the world you’re still a force. Em is previewing the video for the No. 3 song in the country, “Berzerk,” during halftime of the Notre Dame/Michigan game.
- M.I.A. is an artist’s artist. From her Windows 95 graphics to her randomly epic videos, the unhinged singing rapper is nothing less than interesting. The lyric video for her latest single, “Come Walk With Me,” looks like Sri Lanka’s version of Reboot.
- Mike WiLL Made It’s upcoming single “23″ features Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. Molly Cyrus “kind of” raps on the track and dropped low in an MJ-inspired outfit to bring attention to it.
- Sir Ian McKellen likes ‘em young—One Direction young. Some of his dollars helped their documentary, This Is Us, rake in $17 million on opening weekend. Check out Magneto in this fabulous pic.
- The release date for the new line of iPhones is merely a rumor, but people are already lining up to buy them.
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ isn’t quite ready to bring the runaway success of The Heist to a halt. The album’s sixth single, “White Walls” featuring ScHoolboy Q and Hollis is set to impact radio on October 8th. The video arrives on Monday, September 9th.
- Sunshine Anderson isn’t the only singer that paid tribute to Brandy; D. Woods, formerly of Danity Kane, performed “I Wanna Be Down” for her favorite singer.
- Against better judgement, Naya Rivera is moving forward with this singing thing. The official single cover for “Sorry” finds the sexy Glee star nearly in the buff, a la Miley Cyrus. It just screams basic. Sexy, but basic.
- Keyshia Cole filmed a video for “I Choose You,” the best song from her Woman To Woman album. She shared these photos from the set.
- Coldplay’s contribution to The Hunger Games: Catching FIre soundtrack exceeds every expectation you had for the song. I haven’t seen the movie yet, of course, but the song and accompanying lyric video is haunting, grim and commanding—all fitting descriptors for the sci-fi series.
- Simon Cowell & Co. is still milking the overnight success of British boy band One Direction. Supported by “Best Song Ever,” Midnight Memories, their third album in three years, is set to come out on November 25th via Syco and Columbia Records.
- This pic of Rihanna and Ariana Grande at the 2013 MTV VMAs will convince you that they’re destined to be bffs.
- “Don’t Turn On Me,” a song intended for 50 Cent’s Street King Immortal, has leaked prematurely under the name “Warning You” and the “Wanksta” rapper is furious. So furious that he declined BieberSupreme’s offer to ‘f*ck her hard’. He recorded the Alex Da Kid-produced track with Eminem in Detroit.
- Let’s take another look at Alicia Keys’ new haircut styled differently.
- Kanye West is coming to a city near you, and he’s bringing hip-hop’s pride and glory, Kendrick Lamar, with him. The “Yeezus” tour—’Ye’s first solo tour in five years—kicks off on October 19th in Seattle. Peep the dates here.
- They say, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you,” but Emeli Sandé begs to differ. She brings this concept to life in an alternate video for RedOne and Alex P’s remix of her brilliant song, “My Kind of Love.”
- Katlynn Simone of BET’s The Game chatted with Megan Thomas, Kevin John and Fallon Mercedes of AfterBuzz TV to speak on her role as Brittany “Britt-Bratt” Pitts, her new single “Beautiful Lie” and more.
- Big Sean sneeringly asked, “Who’s Papoose?” on The Breakfast Club, and Remy Ma’s husband responded by mentioning Kanye West’s skirt-wearing ways, Sean’s speaking voice and Pusha T’s delayed album in a scathing diss. Honestly, it’s pretty decent. The cover art is so 2007, though.
- Rick Ross calls himself a “mastermind,” but everything he makes sounds like everything he’s already made. “Reductive” is a more fitting word for the Biggest Bawse. Listen to “No Games” featuring Future.
- Chrisette Michele hasn’t adjusted to the modern way of promoting an album, so Better isn’t receiving the proper attention it deserves. Still, though, the jazzy singer is delivering quality videos. The latest is “Love Won’t Leave Me Out,” and the stunning clip bears a striking resemblance to Khia’s “Been A Bad Girl.” Models included.
- And we thought Kobe Bryant was alone in unfollowing ex-teammates… Steelers coach Mike Tomlin unfollowed players that were cut last week.
- Katy Perry wants to be India.Arie so badly. After becoming one with nature in her visually enthralling “Roar” video, the artificial pop star poses topless in a field of sunflowers for the Prism album cover. Sorry, Mrs. Tarzan, I’m not buying it.
- Speaking of earthy women, Alicia Keys speaks on what it means to be powerful, vulnerable, elegant and tough simultaneously in Originmagazine.
- Meek Mill is doing all he can to make people care about Dreamchasers 3. He recruits Nicki Minaj, Fabolous and French Montana for “I B On That,” a song included on the project. A video will accompany the track.
Paris Hilton hangs with her Cash Money boss Birdman.
Kanye Kardashian performed at a wedding in Kazakhstan, and nobody cared. He was reportedly paid $3 million dollars to perform for the uninterested crowd.
Celine Dion’s new single “Love Me Back To Life,” penned by Sia, would be a hit if it was recorded by a better singer like Rihanna.
Simon Cowell, one of the many vultures feeding off One Direction, thinks he’ll be a good dad.
Miley Cyrus is under the delusional impression that she made history at the 2013 MTV VMAs. I’m sure Hayley Williams of Paramore doesn’t agree with this.
Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro found hanged in his prison cell.
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Alicia Keys and Maxwell played their hot and fiery duet “Fire We Make” for a swooning Central Park audience during her Good Morning America concert. The sultry duo plan on packaging their Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell-esque chemistry into an EP.
The decorated musician also performed a revamped version of “Girl On Fire,” along with “Listen To Your Heart,” “No One” and “You Don’t Know My Name.” However, something blinded onlookers from noticing her surprisingly sturdy vocals, and it wasn’t her fuchsia pants. It was—you guessed it—her bizarre bowl cut. Read More
R. Kelly is “’bout to put that crown back on.”
20 years after his debut record, the undisputed King of R&B is still producing heavy-hitting anthems. The latest is Robert’s rags-to-riches story featuring 2 Chainz.
Kellz, who played Pitchfork last month, has been making rounds in New York in support of “My Story.” He told DJ Prostyle of Power 105.1 that it came “out of nowhere.” However, the album’s title, Black Panties, certainly derived from inspiration. Read More
If seeing Jay “No Hypen” Z and Alicia Keys perform “Empire State of Mind” in New York’s Yankee Stadium was on your bucket list, you missed a chance to mark it off this past Friday night. The New York natives reunited at the ballpark for Jay Z’s “Legends of the Summer” tour. Read More