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Joe Cocker, Woodstock Icon Best Known for Singular Style, Dies

Joe Cocker, who went from and English pub singer to international fame after his moving performance at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in 1969, has died from lung cancer, according to his agent. He was 70. Cocker sang a Beatles cover, “With A Little Help From My Friends” at the music event. His performance became an anthem for Woodstock and the counter-culture generation. His other mega-hits included “You Are So Beautiful,” and a moving duet with Jennifer Warnes on the song “Up Where We Belong.”...

Iggy Azalea Shakes Off Rap Beef With Hot Y100 Jingle Ball Show

Iggy Azalea has weathered a nasty rap beef and threats from hackers to expose her supposed sex tape, but it didn’t show in her knockout performance at the Y100 Jingle Ball in Florida on Sunday (Dec. 21), where she performed her top hits. Azalea, who is white and Australian, has been the target of a nasty Twitter feud with rapper Azealia Banks. Banks accused Iggy of not caring about black issues following the protests over Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both of whom were killed by police....

Gwen Stefani a Koolaid Acid Test in New ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ Video

Gwen Stefani, who is glorious as a judge on “The Voice,” is leveraging her visibility on the show into what looks like another solo album, marked by the release of of a new video for her first song “Baby Don’t Lie." Stefani, 45, will be replaced on the show when singer Christina Aguilera returns for the next season. Stefani and Benny Blanco wrote the song with Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella. Sophie Muller directed. ...

Taylor Swift Releases ‘Welcome to New York’ Hear It, Plus Full Lyrics!

Taylor Swift has created an Internet frenzy in anticipation of her new song, “Welcome To New York.” Get a jump on your friends and read the full lyrics here. Be ready to sing a long as soon as it hits! Swift unveiled the new song on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and it supposed to be released tonight (Oct. 20) at midnight. A number of gossip sites, such as EntertainmentWeekly and GossipCop have already dropped link bait claiming to have the song. But it’s just a set up....

Chris Brown Launches Comeback After Jail on Jimmy Fallon (see!)

Chris Brown launched his musical comeback on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night after his career was sidelined by a stint in jail. He performed two songs from his upcoming album X, which could make or break his career. Brown, 25, has been dogged by troubles ever since his 2009 beatdown of then girlfriend Rihanna, for which he’s still serving probation. ...

Iggy Azalea Falls on Stage; Watch Other Artists Who Tumbled, Too!

Iggy Azalea endured another rite of passage on her way to rap stardom. She fell off the stage last Friday during a performance leading up to the MTV Video Music Awards. But don’t call her clumsy. She follows a long line of artists who tumbled while performing. In fact, stage veteran Jennifer Lopez warned her a while back that it was bound to happen. Now, she joins Steven Tyler, Lady Gaga, Shakira and a slew of others. ...

Justin Timberlake Keeps Rockin’ at Staples Center in LA (watch!)

Justin Timberlake drew a celebrity studded crowd for his return to Los Angeles as part of his 20/20 tour last night (Aug. 12). He played to a sold out Staples Center that included Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello and other celebs among his fans. Among the celebrities spotted in the VIP suite were Glee’s Naya Rivera and husband Ryan Dorsey. Colleague Lea Michele and Sofia Vergara and her boyfriend Joe Manganiello. ...

Dianna Agron Acts in Sam Smith’s New ‘I’m Not The Only One’ Video

Dianna Agron plays one-half of a very stale marriage in Sam Smith’s new “I’m Not the Only One” video. Her cheatin’ husband is played by Chris Messina. But would anyone really walk out on the Glee star? As somebody once said: “Show me the most beautiful woman in the world and I’ll show you someone who is tired of screwing her.” So it goes in Smith’s ode to marital dysfunction. ...

Miley Cyrus Strips in the Desert, Topless, Very Much Alive (pics!)

Miley Cyrus, who had to endure yet another death hoax on the Internet this week, showed she is very much alive and still topless in new photos posted on her Instagram account. In fact, she never looked so alive. Miley didn’t help matters much. The normally snap-happy singer hadn’t posted on her Instagram page since July 18. But she came back like a wrecking ball today (July 22) by posting the topless photo. ...

Taylor Swift Is All Legs in Latest Campaign for Keds Shoes (pics!)

Taylor Swift is back in another campaign for Keds shoes, featuring her long, long legs, and the brand’s signature sneakers, of course. The new campaign is called “The Making of an Icon.” That’s no idle boast. Over the years, the brand says Ked’s shoes have been wore by Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and even former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Swift makes her feature film debut in "The Giver" which includes an all-star cast led by Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush and Katie Holmes....

Ellie Goulding Unloads on Boob Job Critics in Glamour Mag (pics!)

Ellie Goulding has had to develop a thicker skin ever since she vaulted into the public eye three years ago. But rumors that the voluptuous blonde has had a boob job are a little too much for her to bear. being rumors that she’s had a boob job. “I’m petrified of anything like that,” she discloses. Goulding shot to fame in the UK after she won Critics’ Choice honors at the 2010 Brit Awards, the equivalent of the Grammys in the United States. ...

Rita Ora Goes Down on Iggy Azalea in Wild Duet (video, pics)

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea may not be the biggest names in pop music, but they are giving Rihanna and Miley Cyrus a run for their money. Iggy wore next to nothing on stage at the Wireless Festival in London, while Rita got raunchy. Rita, 23, was all over Iggy during the performance. At one point she bit the Australian rapper on her bare thigh....

Lorde Latest Singer to Fall Ill on Tour; Vomits on Stage (video)

Lorde, the teenage New Zealand singing sensation, has become the latest singer to fall ill in the face of heavy tour schedule. She bailed on her concert in Perth, Australia today (July 5) just 25 minutes into her set. Lorde, like most pop stars, has been working almost non-stop while on tour, which includes traveling through several time zones. Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Lady Gaga have all suffered from illness or bouts of exhaustion on the road. ...

Ariana Grande All Hips, Butt in Crop Top at iHeart Party (video!)

Ariana Grande was all hip wiggles, butt thrusts and leg splits in a sexy crop-top dress at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party in Miami Beach. She’s no Miley, but she gives Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato a run for their money on stage. Ariana performed some of her hits and paired up with Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea for their duet on “Problems.” The 21-year-old ingenue is best known as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom “Victorious.” ...

Elton John Classics Recorded Live Featured on Million Dollar Piano DVD

Elton John’s classic songs, from “I’m Still Standing,” “Rocket Man,” and “Philadelphia Freedom,” to “Crocodile Rock,” are featured on Eagle Rock’s new DVD release “The Million Dollar Piano.” Footage for The Million Dollar Piano was captured over multiple nights in 2013 at John’s residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Among some of the other DVD hits are “Your Song,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Circle Of Life,” “Blue Eyes,” “Bennie And The Jets,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” and “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.”...

Lana Del Rey Rules in France at La Fete De La Musique in Paris (video)

Lana Del Rey’s French love affair continued at La Fete De La Musique in Paris where she performed for free in keeping with the spirit of the event. Lana was the headliner and guest of honor for the event which went on for more than ten hours. She sang “Blue Jeans,” “Born to Die” and her breakout hit “Video Games.”...

Nicki Minaj Takes Off Her Top in New Pills & Potions Video (watch!)

Nicki Minaj takes a minimalist approach to her new “Pills and Potions” video. It’s mainly just her against a blank screen, but who needs more with the way she moves, writhes and pulls on her clothes? Nicki dropped the video Monday (June 9). Rapper The Game plays her love interest. Nicki sings about love and double dealing with her nig*a. ...

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Gets R-e-s-p-e-c-t From Harvard Univ.

Aretha Franklin, who demanded r-e-s-p-e-c-t in her hit 1967 song, won the ultimate respect from Harvard University. The esteemed institution bestowed her with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. The university announced this year’s honorees today (May 29) on its Web site. The list includes Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (Doctor of Laws), Former President George H.W. Bush (Doctor of Laws) and novelist Isabel Allende (Doctor of Letters)....

Lea Michele New ‘On My Way’ Video Lacks Her Own Music Style (watch!)

Lea Michele’s new video for her song “On My Way” features her signature look, but doesn’t really establish a musical style she can call her own. It’s pretty much homogenized pop in look and feel. Michele is sexy enough. She’s honed her moves for the camera during five seasons on the hit Fox television show “Glee.” She’s drawn comparisons to Cher Lloyd and even to Lana Del Rey, although we don’t see it. Other artists drawing mentions are Iggy Azalea and Christina Aguilera....

Bilal Finally Steps Out of the Wings With New Album ‘A Love Surreal’

Bilal’s list of collaborators reads like most people’s playlists: The Roots, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Common, John Legend, J Dilla, and Robert Glasper. But to get to this point in his career, it took a lot of waiting. Late 2013 brought the release of A Love Surreal, distributed by eOne Music. In support of the album, Bilal played at Stage 48 in Manhattan last weekend (May 9), with more touring to be expected....