Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Music » Pitbull & Ne-Yo Tear Up the 2011 MTV VMA Stage

Music » Pitbull & Ne-Yo Tear Up the 2011 MTV VMA Stage 
Pitbull & Ne-Yo


It was definitely one of the highlights of the gig, and Pitbull and Ne-Yo rocked the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards audience last night (August 28).

The Cuban-American rapper continued his successful year with a not-soon-to-be-forgotten rendition of his first #1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Give Me Everything.”

And he wasn’t alone- Pitbull was backed up by Ne-Yo as well as singer/songwriter/model Nayer and a bunch of beautiful background dancers.

Prior to the big moment, Ne-Yo told press, "This is my first time performing at the VMAs, so this is going to be big."

Enjoy the pictures of Pitbull and Ne-Yo at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (August 28).

Music » Pitbull & Ne-Yo Tear Up the 2011 MTV VMA Stage 
Pitbull
Music » Pitbull & Ne-Yo Tear Up the 2011 MTV VMA Stage 
Pitbull
Music » Pitbull & Ne-Yo Tear Up the 2011 MTV VMA Stage 
Pitbull
Music » Pitbull & Ne-Yo Tear Up the 2011 MTV VMA Stage
Pitbull

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Music » Lil Wayne Closes Out MTV Video Music Awards

Music » Lil Wayne Closes Out MTV Video Music Awards 
Lil Wayne

He’s always up for a good time, and last night (August 28) Lil Wayne was on fire at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

The “Mrs. Officer” rapper took the Nokia Theatre stage and sang an auto-tune heavy version of his hit “How to Love.”

From there, he busted out into a heavy-metal flavored performance of “John,” showing his impressive range as an artist.

Wayne’s musical director Gil Smith told press, "You know, he always comes different: One day he's a rock star, one day he's a skater; he's singing R&B. I think we can expect a little bit of everything in this performance."



Enjoy the pictures of Lil Wayne at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (August 28).

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Lil Wayne
Music » Lil Wayne Closes Out MTV Video Music Awards 
Lil Wayne
Music » Lil Wayne Closes Out MTV Video Music Awards
Lil Wayne


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Music » Nicki Minaj & Rihanna's "Fly" Video Debut

Music » Nicki Minaj & Rihanna's  
Nicki Minaj

It was an evening of fabulous performances, memorable moments, and tons of trophies, and the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards also included a killer debut video from Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

The “Pink Friday” rapper and the “Russian Roulette” songstress joined forces for the brand-spanking-new “Fly” music video, and it’s quite the wild ride.

According to MTV, “The video plays out like some post-apocalyptic fashion magazine photo shoot in which Nicki Minaj and Rihanna stand near a plane wreck in couture outfits, mugging for the camera.”

“Fly” was actually filmed way back in January and was directed by Nicki’s “Super Bass” helmsman Sanaa Hamri.



Enjoy the pictures of Nicki Minaj at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (August 28).

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Nicki Minaj 
Music » Nicki Minaj & Rihanna's  
Nicki Minaj 
Music » Nicki Minaj & Rihanna's  
Nicki Minaj
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Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance

Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance 
Jessie J

It was one of the music industry’s biggest nights, and Jessie J wasn’t about to let her foot injury keep her home from the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

The British songstress broke her foot when she fell off of a stage almost 3 months ago, so she had to get creative for her appearance on the big show.

She told the audience, “I got the offer to come here and I thought, 'You know what, I'm not gonna sit at home feeling sorry for myself.’”

Prior to her arrival in the US, Jessie told press, “I’ve watched the VMAs every single year and always wished I could be there. So I’m going to be singing a lot and people seeing me and every single person I’ve ever looked up to in the music industry is going to be in the same room at once. Broken foot or not, I’m still going to wild out and do my thing.”



Enjoy the pictures of Jessie J at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (August 28).

Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance 
Jessie J
Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance 
Jessie J
Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance 
Jessie J
Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance 
Jessie J
Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance 
Jessie J
Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance 
Jessie J
Music » Jessie J’s Bling-Laden VMA Performance
Jessie J


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Music » Britney Spears Talks New Single “Criminal”

Music » Britney Spears Talks New Single “Criminal” 
Britney Spears


She had quite a night at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, and Britney Spears leaked the news that her next single will be “Criminal” while speaking with press backstage.

The “Till The World Ends” songstress played it coy at first but then revealed that she’s already conceptualized the music video.

When asked about the single, Britney teased, “I don’t know if I”m at liberty to tell... But I will anyways. It’s ‘Criminal.’”

She added, "Actually the song, when I first heard it, it's really different and it's not anything I've heard like this before. So I really wanted to deliver this song. I was thinking of a really cool concept for the video just to make it interesting. You'll have to see."


Music » Britney Spears Talks New Single “Criminal” 
Britney Spears
 
Music » Britney Spears Talks New Single “Criminal” 
Britney Spears
 
Music » Britney Spears Talks New Single “Criminal” 
Britney Spears
 
Music » Britney Spears Talks New Single “Criminal” 
Britney Spears

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Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch "Tha Carter IV"

Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj


She’s always a sight to see, and Nicki Minaj added her colorful ways to Lil Wayne's record release party of “Tha Carter IV” on Sunday (August 28).

The “Your Love” songstress sported a bright pink ensemble as she posed for pictures on the red carpet before heading inside Boulevard3 for the post-VMA shindig.

Joining in on the festivities, Ciara, Drake, Keri Hilson and Seth Rogen all made it to the party, as well, which lasted until the wee hours of the morning.

Wayne’s album hit iTunes at midnight today while it will make its official store release tomorrow (August 30).

Enjoy the pictures of Nicki Minaj at the Lil Wayne album launch party (August 28).

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Nicki Minaj 
Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj 

Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj 

Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj 

Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj 

Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj 

Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj 

Music » Nicki Minaj Helps Launch  
Nicki Minaj 

Music » Jackson Rathbone Rocks Sin City

Music » Jackson Rathbone Rocks Sin City 
Jackson Rathbone

Switching gears from movie star to guitar god, Jackson Rathbone was spotted rocking out with his band 100 Monkeys in Las Vegas on Friday night (August 26).

The “Twilight Saga: New Moon” stud looked intense as he strapped on his Gibson Les Paul Standard and stomped on his array of boutique effects pedals while singing his heart out.

Jackson and the rest of the crew were jamming for a good cause- the Flightlinez Fundraiser raised money for the Fender Music Foundation.

All proceeds from the gig went to a grant created by Fender to help provide equipment and instruction for Las Vegas music programs.



Enjoy the pictures of Jackson Rathbone and his 100 Monkeys at the Flightlinez Fundraiser (August 26).

Music » Jackson Rathbone Rocks Sin City 
Jackson Rathbone
Music » Jackson Rathbone Rocks Sin City 
Jackson Rathbone
Music » Jackson Rathbone Rocks Sin City 
Jackson Rathbone
Music » Jackson Rathbone Rocks Sin City 
Jackson Rathbone

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Music » JoJo Debuts "Disaster": Listen Now!

Music » JoJo Debuts  
JoJo


Giving her fans another dose of her soulful vocals, JoJo has debuted her highly-anticipated new single "Disaster."

The 20-year-old singer says the tune, the first track from her forthcoming album "Jumping Trains," is "in the family" of her breakout hit "Too Little Too Late," but notes that the song a very "distant, edgier cousin" when talking to The Grape Juice.

While her latest musical offering is set for a September 6 release on iTunes and other digital retailers, there is yet another exciting career venture the "Leave (Get Out)" songstress will be kicking off that day - a 19-city North American tour with Joe Jonas and Jay Sean.

The concert series will commence in JoJo's hometown of Boston before hitting various other venues including scheduled stops at the Wiltern in Los Angeles and the House of Blues Chicago.




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JoJo
Music » JoJo Debuts  
JoJo
Music » JoJo Debuts  
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Music » JoJo Debuts
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Gossip » Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys: Glamour Girls!

Gossip » Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys: Glamour Girls! 
Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys


Making for a trifecta of hotness, Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, and Demi Moore cover the October 2011 issue of Glamour magazine.

Set to hit newsstands on September 6th, the lovely ladies opened up about the crucial women’s health crusade that brought them together, as well as families and friendships, husbands, boyfriends and babies.

Check out the highlights from their interviews below. For more, be sure to visit Glamour!

What Jennifer Aniston shared with Glamour:

On wanting to bring the Five project to life...
“We were intrigued by the challenge of creating short stories that would defy audiences’ expectation of the subject. We wanted to balance the drama with humor and irreverence because that’s what’s helped our friends who’ve faced this get through their treatment. We wanted stories that were informative without being heavy-handed. Oh, and they needed to be brilliantly written. Other than that, our goals were small. [Laughs.]”

On putting her feet and handprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…
“It was a milestone in my career, which was surreal because I still think I’m at the beginning of it. I remember when they told me about the honor, I thought, Really? I’ve never lost that feeling of ‘oh God, I hope I get this job!’ I don’t want to get too used to any of this because then entitlement sets in, and that’s the kiss of death.”

On what she looks for in a relationship…
“I would say I couldn’t be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness.”

On not believing what you read in the tabloids…
“There’s not nearly as much stealing and obsessing and middle-of-the-night secret calls to ex-boyfriends and scheming and cheating [as they lead you to believe]. Most of it’s just bull--t, however entertaining.”

What Demi Moore shared with Glamour:

On raising awareness through her Five film Charlotte...
“I think that so often there is that ‘out of sight, out of mind’ feeling, like breast cancer is happening to other people, not you. Before this project came up. Even I really didn’t want to pay attention. I feel that this came to me to make me pay attention.”

On the power of Twitter…
“I saw Twitter as this opportunity to connect with people and actually show a side of myself that is much lighter. And all of a sudden people were getting to know me, and I was connecting with people. At its core, Twitter is about sharing, and I think that in life we never feel better or more energized than when we’re giving to someone else.”

On what she gets giddy about…
“I’m an old-school romantic, so I get giddy when Ashton shows me another way of saying ‘I love you’—any little thought or gesture that’s playful or sweet. We leave Post-it notes for each other; some have been sticking up for five or six years! For me, it’s the small things.”

What Alicia Keys shared with Glamour:

On choosing to direct her Five film Lili...
“After I read the scripts, I felt like this was something important, and I wanted to be a part of it. I chose Lili because she’s close to my age and I understood the family dynamic. I had an immediate idea of what I could bring to it.”

On reality music shows like American Idol…
“Initially, I felt like it was showing people that to be an artist you’re just supposed to get on TV. But as time passed, and the industry changed, I started thinking of it as an outlet for people who otherwise wouldn’t have any opportunity to be heard. Now I think it’s a good thing. When you’re talented, you’re talented.”

On the breakthrough moment she had while in Egypt (it inspired her son’s name too!)…
“It was a time of transition. There were certain people [I was working with] who weren’t right. I had friends who weren’t right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too.”

Gossip » Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys: Glamour Girls! 
Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys
Gossip » Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys: Glamour Girls! 
Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore & Alicia Keys


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Gossip » Kim Kardashian's Hot "Jam" Video Clip: Watch Now!

Gossip » Kim Kardashian's Hot  
Kim Kardashian


While it's been mostly forgotten since the song's release back in March, a clip from Kim Kardashian's never-released "Jam (Turn It Up)" music video has hit the web.

The 55-second offering packs in plenty of sexiness, with the E! beauty flaunting her curvaceous figure during some not-to-be-missed camera shots.

The video clip release comes just over a week after Miss Kardashian took over headlines upon tying the knot with NBA player Kris Humphries.

As of now, the 30-year-old is situated in NYC to shoot season two of her reality spinoff "Kourtney and Kim Take New York".





Gossip » Kim Kardashian's Hot  
Kim Kardashian
Gossip » Kim Kardashian's Hot  
Kim Kardashian
Gossip » Kim Kardashian's Hot  
Kim Kardashian
Gossip » Kim Kardashian's Hot
Kim Kardashian