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Grammy Nominations Winners, Losers: Kendrick Lamar, Rap Reigns Supreme 2

Grammy Nominations Winners, Losers: Kendrick Lamar, Rap Reigns Supreme

Grammy nominations tilted heavily toward rap music in an unprecedented shift that has been a long time coming. Kendrick Lamar led the way with 11 nominations, including “Album of the Year” for his rap masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly. Rihanna among others were snubbed. Taylor Swift, a perennial favorite tied for second with another rapper, Canadian The Weeknd. Each had seven nominations. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences awards Grammys in 78 categories....
Taylor Swift Breaks Bad With Help From Some Pals in Bad Blood Video 4

Taylor Swift Breaks Bad With Help From Some Pals in Bad Blood Video

Taylor Swift debuted her much anticipated “Bad Blood” video with a supporting cast of music and fashion pals last night at the Billboard Music Awards. She’s show off some surprising martial arts skills as her alter-ego Catastrophe, but she’s no train wreck. She doesn’t even muss up her lipstick. “Bad Blood” features Kendrick Lamar and Taylor pals Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne, Zendaya, Hayley Williams, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay and nearly a dozen others. (see photos)...
Azealia Banks in Playboy: Is Rapper the New Face of Black Racism? 6

Azealia Banks in Playboy: Is Rapper the New Face of Black Racism?

Azealia Banks, rails against everything from America to “fat white men” in an explosive new interview in Playboy magazine. But she saves some of her harshest criticism for black artists who play “non-threatening black men.” "A lot of times when you’re a black woman and you’re proud, that’s why people don’t like you," she says....
Anne Hathaway Busts Rhymes Broadway Style on Tonight (See!) 8

Anne Hathaway Busts Rhymes Broadway Style on Tonight (See!)

Anne Hathaway showed off her singing talent in a hilarious spoof of rap music on “The Tonight Show” last night (Apr. 8). With Jimmy Fallon at the piano, she sang Broadway interpretations of the songs. Hathaway may be better known for acting, but she showcased her singing talent in the 2012 movie musical “Les Miserables.” The duo glided through Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” 50-Cent’s “In Da Club,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe.”...
Eminem New 'Berzerk' Video an Ode to Sucker Punching (watch!) 10

Eminem New ‘Berzerk’ Video an Ode to Sucker Punching (watch!)

Eminem is the Miley Cyrus of violence. The new video for his latest single, “Berzerk,” is a paean to free-swinging, knock-down, drag-out, we-own-the-night sucker-punching. Because, well, life is too short for anything else. Marshall Mathers features Kid Rock and Kendrick Lamar in the video the first single of his eighth studio album, Marshall Mathers LP 2....
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Adam Levine Tees Up Saturday Night Live: Acting Next? (Watch!)

Adam Levine, the hunky frontman for Maroon 5, puts aside his musical chops and gears up to host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Is he auditioning for movie roles? Last year he appeared in three episodes of TV mini-series “American Horror Story: Asylum” and filmed “Can a Song Save Your Life?” The latter is in post production and slated for release this year. Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo also star....