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Chris Brown is apparently using a new collaboration with Game and other artists to slam hip-hop (and possibly romantic) rival Drake … what else is new.
On Drake’s recent collaboration with 2 Chainz, “No Lie”, he raps, “If I take you out of the picture/I know real real gon’ miss ya/No lie, no lie, no lie-ee-i-ee-i.”
Now, in what would have to be quite a coincidence, Chris borrows those lyrics to hammer Drake on a track with Game and Wiz Khalifa called “Celebration.”
CB raps on the new track: “And if you wanna roll, have theMore >
It’s already a huge hit.
The track is on pace for 600,000 downloads in its opening week, meaning it will challenge Flo Rida (and “Right Round”) for the largest debut of all-time and shatter the female record-holder: Lady Gaga with “Born This Way.”
The song also broke in to the Billboard Hot 100 at number-72, but its initial seven days of sales, combined with its overwhelming airplay, make it a strong favorite to hold the top spot laterMore >
Adam Lambert has expanded on his new look.
Fresh off dyeing his hair blonde, the former American Idol runner-up and rumored future American Idol judge has freshly inked his forearm, getting a new tattoo that reads “Musica Delenit Bestiam Feram.
The Latin sentence translates to “music soothes the savage beast.”
Lambert is a busy man these days.
Aside from permanently marking his body and promoting his new album, the artist also filmed an upcoming guest-starring spot on Pretty Little Liars over the weekend. He’ll appear on that ABC Family drama’s special Halloween episode.
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The CMT Music Awards announced its nominations this morning, and Carrie Underwood led the way with five nominations.
Video of the YearJason Aldean — “Dirt Road Anthem”Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter — “You and Tequila”Toby Keith — “Red Solo Cup”Lady Antebellum — “We Owned the Night”Miranda Lambert — “Over You”Brad Paisley With Carrie Underwood — “Remind Me”Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield — “Easy”Blake Shelton — “God Gave Me You”Taylor Swift Featuring the Civil Wars — “Safe & Sound”Carrie Underwood — “Good Girl”
Male Video of the YearJason Aldean — “Dirt Road Anthem”LukeMore >
Kelly Clarkson delivered the ever-rare Britney Spears live cover last night in concert, belting out a rendition of the pop queen’s “Till the World Ends.”
The inaugural American Idol winner has been performing covers of other artists, a la Taylor Swift, during her Stronger tour, and Brit Brit was on tap.
“I thought this would be a fun one you’ll enjoy,” she told an L.A. crowd before singing. “I know you know this song … I expect everybody on these ‘Os!’”
Kelly did an awesome job, even if she has mixed feelings about the song.
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Taylor Swift will be featured on tomorrow night’s installment of 60 Minutes and, in a few excerpts released from the upcoming interview, the star makes it clear that she’s open to her status as a role model.
“I definitely think about a million people when I’m getting dressed in the morning, and that’s just part of my life now,” Swift tells the news magazine. “I think it’s my responsibility to know it and to be conscious of it.”
While other artists may have gotten into trouble over the years for drunk driving or the smoking of substances, Swift won’t ever use her age as an excuse for anyMore >
It’s not exactly far-fetched when you think about it, but did you know that Kat Von D once tattooed the Mother Monster? Well, now you do – and can watch it!
The L.A. Ink finale was last, but far more noteworthy than anything that took place on the show is this footage of Kat Von D and Lady Gaga back in 2008.
You know Gaga wasn’t a global superstar just yet because she’s still wearing pants (albeit metallic blue spandex ones) as she converses with the tattoo artiste:
“You’re from New York, right?” Von D asks. “Yeah, I was born and raised in Manhattan, and IMore >
With a new album on the way, Joe Jonas is about to embark on a solo career.
But an insider tells Us Weekly the singer wants to make sweet music again with another famous artist: ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift!
Might we soon witness the return of Toe?
“He wants her back,” the tabloid claims. “He wants to show her he’s a changed man and would love to see what’s possible between them.”
Swift recounted the split in “Forever and Always” and then wentMore >
Michael Pedicone is no longer the drummer for My Chemical Romance, a decision the band arrived at today after the musician allegedly stole a bunch of items from the group following its show in Washington on Thursday night.
A message on the artists’ website said Pedicone was caught “red handed” and that he even confessed to police later that evening.
“The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives,” My Chemical Romance members wrote.
No word yet on just what Pedicone ganked,More >
Nick Ashford, who helped establish a gold standard for R&B duets with wife Valerie Simpson, died Monday in New York of throat cancer. He was 69.
Ashford & Simpson penned and produced many ’60s hits for Motown’s Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
“You’re All I Need to Get By,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” and “Your Precious Love” were also among the twosome’s creations.
Nick Ashford also wrote hits for Chuck Jackson, The Shirelles, Maxine Brown, the Fifth Dimension and numerous other artists of the era.
Ray Charles’ 1966 No. 1 R&B hit “Let’s GoMore >
A record 122 million votes were cast this week on American Idol. And, after all were tallied, who did viewers crown the champion?
Following an evening that included special performances by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Bono, The Edge, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett, Steven Tyler and more, Ryan Seacrest made the announcement that led to screams and cheers from the crowd.
“Never in my wildest dreams,” Scotty said upon being crowned victor. “I gotta thank the Lord. He got me here.”
So, THG readers, you tell us: Did America get it right?
“We want to journey through the ’80s and all the artists who influenced us,” Tiffany told the Post.
Bitter rivals in their prime the two girls are now mulling a tour that will showcase their own hits, plus covers of songs by talented people like Stevie Nicks, Reba McIntyre and even Guns N’ Roses.
They’ve also promised a few Broadway tunes just in case that list didn’t cause enough pain.
Now 39,More >
After extensive talks, Nicki Minaj has officially joined Britney Spears’ upcoming summer tour, replacing Enrique Iglesias as the star’s opening act.
A source close to the 26-year-old Minaj confirmed to E! that she’s aboard and tour organizers expect the tandem should be a big concert draw.
More so than the Spanish crooner who pulled out last month? Probably.
1-2 PUNCH: Two Femme Fatales. One horribly pricey ticket.
Indeed, the choice of the Trinidad and Tobago-born hip-hop diva is probably for the best, given how foolish Iglesias’ camp just made Ms. Spears look.
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Justin Timberlake, who turns 30 today, has done the impossible.
His career is so impressive and wide-ranging that one almost forgets it began with *NSync. Since those days, he’s won six Grammy Awards as well as two Emmys.
A pair of successful solo albums, numerous collaborations with other artists and a versatile foray into acting have proven his talents and established him as a star.
As far as his personal life goes, The Social Network star remains refreshingly guarded, though he has dated Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel.
Among others. Not a bad track record.
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Matty B is eight years old. Eight.
Kid likes to rap/sing covers of other artists’ material, and is actually petty decent considering the number of years he’s been alive don’t exceed one digit.
His latest track, a rendition of Britney Spears’ hit “Hold It Against Me,” serves as a homage to the pop princess and a message to Matty B’s own haters.
Defiantly posting some negative comments his efforts have received online, the youngster vows, while frolicking in some freshly-fallen snow, to sing on …
Don’t hold it against Matty that he’s eight years old andMore >