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Rihanna Kisses It Better With Raw Sexuality in New Video (Watch!)

Rihanna takes a minimalist approach to her new “Kiss It Better” video. She’s featured solo against a black background writhing and turning as she strokes herself seductively as she sings about “giving it up all night.” It’s voyeuristic to the max. The Barbadian singer has never been shy about her feral sexuality and she pushes the limits on exposing herself without actually being naked. ...

Rihanna Gets Back to Work With Two New Single Releases (Listen!)

Rihanna is still the most powerful and beguiling pop princess in music and she reveals herself a little more in two singles released this morning on radio. Both are from her new album Anti and they are equal parts rebellious and soulful. The album marks her return to music after nearly a four-year hiatus. Her last album was 2012’s Unapologetic....

New, Unimproved! Why Grammys Underwhelmed as Usual This Year

With only a handful of actual awards handed out on television, The Grammys did their utmost best to convince us there’s nothing wrong with the music business. Again, it’s kind of like the orchestra on the Titanic–if the Titanic took 20 years to sink. As much as I loved The Eagles and the late Glenn Frey, they looked sorely out of place on last night’s telecast. Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy Schmit, Joe Walsh and Jackson Brown looked like your grandfather’s band jamming in the middle of your bar mitzvah....

Lana Del Rey New Single, Honeymoon, Out; Covers Rolling Stone (listen!)

Lana Del Rey, the moody, much derided singer, has gone from her disastrous “Saturday Night Live” debut to the cover of Rolling Stone, which has proclaimed her “Rock’s Saddest, Baddest Diva.” It was a long-time coming. Although landing on the music magazine’s cover doesn’t mean as much as it used to, it’s still a signal that an artist has arrived. Oddly, it wasn’t something she was looking comfortable with....

Say What!? Paul McCartney Is Still Dissing Long-Dead Beatle John Lennon

Paul McCartney, one of two surviving members of the iconic ’60s group The Beatles, sounds like he still grinds an ax for band-mate John Lennon, who died tragically more than 35 years ago. In a new interview, he grouses that Lennon was “martyred and subject to “revisionism.” McCartney, 72, made the comments in the new UK issue of Esquire Magazine, which he also covers....

Fall Out Boy Falls In on Today Show to Promote New Album, Tour (video)

Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz, also known as “Fall Out Boy,” stormed Manhattan this morning for a performance on the “Today” show. Rockefeller Center was overrun by their fans. The band played three songs off their new album American Beauty/American Psycho. They'll tour this summer with rapper Wiz Khalifa. ...

Katy Perry Feels Bullied After Taylor Swift, Pals Gang Up in Bad Blood Video

Katy Perry is feeling picked on and bullied by Tayor Swift and her posse of pals after Swift’s “Bad Blood” video aired at the Billboard Music Awards. The song and video were a thinly veiled attack on Perry as part of an ongoing feud. Perry felt singled out and humiliated because the video premiered at the Billboard Music Awards, in front of the entire music industry, according to a source. Hayley Williams, Ellen Pompeo, Jessica Alba and Selena Gomez help Swift’s character. Gigi Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld, Lena Dunham and Kendrick Lamar also appeared....

Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea New Pretty Girls Video a Romp in the Valley (see!)

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea use their best valleyspeak in Spears’ new “Pretty Girls” video. They pay homage to the 1980s with big hair, lots of curls, skimpy clothes and all night partying. The tune is a pure pop confection with a slight urban edge. Iggy plays a space alien who drops in on Brit while she’s doing her nails by the swimming pool. Iggy gets a directing credit along with Cameron Duddy. ...

Katy Perry First Look Rocking New Platinum Blonde Hair Do (photo!)

Katy Perry is known for her chameleon-like looks on stage, but she’s never rocked a new hair color quite like this one. Katy goes platinum blonde in a new photo spread for in Wonderland magazine. She looks so good, it’s a wonder she hasn’t tried this before. New hair colors, of course are nothing new for Katy. Last year, she dyed green stripes into her normally dark brunette hair. ...

Heidi Klum Subs for Maddie Ziegler in New Sia ‘Fire Meet Gasoline’ Video

Heidi Klum has a tough act to follow. The arresting supermodel stars in Sia’s new “Fire Meet Gasoline” video, the first since 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler danced provocatively in a flesh-colored leotard in two of the Aussie singer’s earlier clips. Klum, 41, needed no body suit to conceal her modesty as she peeled off he clothes down to her black bra and panties. She was paired with “Game of Thrones” actor Pedro Pascal, 40, to act out Sia’s searing, aptly titled love story....

Maddie’s Back in Blonde Wig, Flesh-Colored Leotard in New Sia Video (see!)

Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old sex siren and dance phenom. is back in yet another music video for Aussie singer Sia. This time, she’s all face and hands and no body, will almost none, in a wild pantomime to Sia’s hit “Big Girls Cry.” Maddie wears the same blonde wig and nude-colored bodysuit that caused an uproar when she danced with 28-year-old Shia LaBeouf in Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video. Daniel Askill, who also co-directed the first two Maddie videos, lets Ziegler’s hands and face do all the work....

Justin Bieber Survives Comedy Central Roast: Now For the Real Test

Justin Bieber survived his Comedy Central roast. No surprise there, but whether it took the edge off his abrasive personality remains to be seen. The real test will come when he releases a new album, his first in nearly three years. Will his fans still buy his music? For someone with superstar status, Bieber has only produced three studio albums. But that was before his dubious run of juvenile delinquency that polarized his imaged and painted him as a boyish lout....

Aussie Singer Sia Soars on Wig and a Song in Interview Mag (photos!)

Sia, the Australian singer who put 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler on the map in controversial music videos, sits for a rare chat in Interview magazine, and reveals why she stopped showing her face on stage. (Hint: Not because she’s ugly, she says) Sia, 39, full-name Sia Furler, hasn’t shown her face during an interview or performance since 2013. And, that’s just the way she wants it. She’s the lyrical poet behind hits by Beyonce, Rihanna and Britney Spears. She has six studio albums of her own and is getting ready to release her seventh this year, titled This is Acting....

Taylor Swift, Madonna Play Surprise Duet at iHeart Radio Awards (watch!)

Madonna got a little help from her new friend, Taylor Swift last night (Mar. 29) at the iHeart Radio Awards Show. She appeared onstage to backup Madge on the guitar while she sang her song “Ghosttown.” Swift was scheduled to appear as a presenter, but was not scheduled to play because she’s rehearsing for her 1989 Tour. Madonna planted a kiss on Swift’s cheek after they finished. It wasn’t quite as dramatic as Madge’s full-on kiss with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards....

Zayn Malik Figured Out the Problem With Boy Bands; The Boys Grow Up

Zayn Malik’s departure from boy band One Direction in the middle of its Southeast Asia tour is following two story arcs at the moment and there could be a grain of truth to both of them. Either way, he probably got out while the getting was good. One story line hyped by tabloids is that Malik was so deep into drugs and alcohol that he was essentially kicked out of the band. The other is Malik’s own take on the situation. ...

Zayn Malik, One Direction’s Sickly Singer, Drops Out of Tour; What Gives?

Zayn Malik, who has been plagued by various ailments since joining boy band One Direction, has dropped out of the band’s current tour and has flown back to England. The official reasons was “stress.” Could it be more? Malik bandmates, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles, will carry on without him. The band is currently touring Southeast Asia and is scheduled to perform in Manilia and Jakarta, Indonesia....

Zac Brown Band Plays SNL In Rare Departure for Comedy Show (watch)

The Zac Brown Band brought their Atlanta-style country sound to “Saturday Night Live” last night (Mar. 7) and played two songs off their upcoming album, Jekyll + Hyde. The performance marked a departure for the comedy show for a couple of reasons. Although the band has been a top performer on country charts since the mid-2000s, it was their first appearance on SNL. ...

Carly Rae Jepsen Has New Hairdo, Sings Spunky New Song on GMA (see!)

Carly Rae Jepsen is back, trying to prove she’s not a one-hit wonder. She appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today (Mar. 2) and debuted her new song “I Really Like You.” Jepsen, 29, still looks like a baby-faced teen. But she returned with a new, more mature looking hairdo and a polished pop stage act. Justin Bieber took her under his wing, and she signed with his manager, Scooter Braun's, record label....

Miley Cyrus Kills (In a Good Way) Paul Simon Classic on SNL40 (watch!)

Miley Cyrus was more country than pop when she sang Paul Simon’s classic “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” on the “Saturday Night Live” 40th Anniversary show last night, drawing both praise and scorn on social media. NBC said she destroyed it. In a good way? Cyrus is a controversial and somewhat polarizing singer, who veered sharply from her country and Hannah Montana roots in her transition to an adult pop star. Cyrus was a worthy choice to sing the song. She's both host and perform on the show....

Maddie Ziegler, Kristen Wiig Swing to Sia’s Chandelier at Grammys (watch!)

Maddie Ziegler, the Dance Moms pre-teen sensation, jumped back into her flesh-colored leotard to perform at the Grammys to Sia’s “Chandelier” in a controversial dance that mocked itself with a surprise appearance by Kristen Wiig. Ziegler danced wildly in videos for the Sia song and another of her hits, “Elastic Heart.” The 12-year-old dancer’s appearance in the “Chandelier” video raised eyebrows because of its sexual nature. But Sia’s “Elastic Heart” video caused an uproar on social media because Maddie danced with 28-year-old actor Shia LaBeouf....

Kim Kardashian Grammy Gown: Is She in a Bathrobe? (Gotta See This!)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were a power couple at the 57th Grammy Awards, but all eyes were on the reality television personality. Her shocking gown was split from top to bottom, like she was wearing a bathrobe. Kim’s fashion taste has been over-the-top for years, but her latest outfit broke the sound barrier it was so loud. The gold sequined gown with copious beading was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and left plenty of room to show off Kim’s ample cleavage and slimmed down thighs. Liberace would have been proud....

Neil Young Meets… Neil Young for Iconic ‘Old Man’ Duet on Fallon (see!)

Neil Young, the last rocker in the world singing socially responsible songs, has an admirer in… Neil Young. That is, Jimmy Fallon impersonating the iconic rocker. They finally met up last night (Feb. 3) on the “Tonight show. Fallon is known for his impersonations of famed musicians like Bruce Springsteen and his Neil Young always seemed pretty good. But next to the actual rocker last night, Fallon’s voice paled compared with the gravely-toned tenor, who has one of the most distinctive voices in music....