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Kelly Clarkson New Single Don't Rush' Overshadowed by Cover (listen) 2

Kelly Clarkson New Single Don't Rush' Overshadowed by Cover (listen)

Kelly Clarkson has released the second single, “Don’t Rush” off her new album and caused some very raised eyebrows over the cover art. She looks pounds lighter and years younger in the heavily altered image. Clarkson is gearing up to release Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 next month and is in the middle of a promotional campaign for the new album....
Cheryl Cole Saucy to Sexy Siren in Hot New Calendar (14 photos!) 4

Cheryl Cole Saucy to Sexy Siren in Hot New Calendar (14 photos!)

Cheryl Cole has moved on from her “Girls Aloud” days to become a sexy singer and model in her own right and she’s turned into a saucy page-turner once again in her new calendar for 2013. Cole, 29, manages to sex it up, but also keep it clean in a variety of poses to keep the upcoming year, 2013, interesting. The five-member Girls Aloud, includes Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh....
Katy Perry Thumbs Nose at Parents; Sings at Vegas Obama Rally (watch!) 6

Katy Perry Thumbs Nose at Parents; Sings at Vegas Obama Rally (watch!)

Katy Perry was a headliner at a rally in Las Vegas for President Obama, but her parents couldn’t have been happy about it. They are fundamentalist Christians, and hard right politically, who think Obama is the Great Satan. But Katy, 28, has a mind of her own when it comes to politics and has been an avid supporter of the President’s. To show that support, she wore a skin-tight latex dress during the show that was a facsimile of an election ballot. A big box was marked for the Obama, Joe Biden ticket. ...
Taylor Swift Debuts Dreamy Paris Video for 'Begin Again' (watch!) 8

Taylor Swift Debuts Dreamy Paris Video for 'Begin Again' (watch!)

Taylor Swift jetted to Paris, France, to find just the right romantic backdrop for a new video featuring her song “Begin Again,” which was almost certainly inspired by her breakup with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The song was the second released off her new album Red. The haunting ballad is about someone who just doesn't seem to measure up in so many ways to her boyfriend’s expectations....
Taylor Swift Rocks Out Times Square to Support New Album 'Red' (watch!) 10

Taylor Swift Rocks Out Times Square to Support New Album 'Red' (watch!)

Taylor Swift played New York’s Times Square this morning as part of her “Good Morning America” promotional appearances for her new album “Red.” After talking about how she wrote the songs, she sang two of her new hits to a throng of fans. Swift has been previewing songs for the album for the past several weeks in a run up to the album’s release yesterday (Oct. 23). She performed new singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Red,” both of which are controversial because they were reportedly inspired by her breakup with movie actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The two dated last year for about three months....
Micky Dolenz Showcases Distinctive Rock Voice at B.B. King's (video) 12

Micky Dolenz Showcases Distinctive Rock Voice at B.B. King's (video)

Micky Dolenz, riding a newfound wave of popularity since his Monkee days, headlined a show at New York’s landmark B.B. King Bar and Grill that ranged from favorites like “I’m a Believer” to songs from his new album Remember. Dolenz, a multi-talented child actor, vaulted to pop culture icon with his two-year stint on ’60s comedy show “The Monkees,” about the antics of a band based on The Beatles. The show’s stars Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones were all musicians in their own right, and The Monkees became a musical force all its own after the show ended. Dolenz has remained active ever since, either as a Monkee in reunion tours or with his own band. Last night it included Wayne Avers, Dave Alexander, Rich Dart, Coco and David Billings....
Alicia Keys Honors Everyday Women in Girl on Fire Video (watch!) 14

Alicia Keys Honors Everyday Women in Girl on Fire Video (watch!)

Alicia Keys delivers a power video to go with her girl-power anthem “Girl on Fire.” The song is the first off her fifth studio album by the same name and the first since she gave birth to son Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean in 2010. Keys, 31, said the song was inspired by her son’s birth with husband Swizz Beatz. She said she hoped it would empower women. But it’s focused on everyday women who must cope with raising children, keeping the house clean and in some cases working to support the family, typically all three. Music his her escape....
Taylor Swift Wonders Why Her Music Causes Such a Fuss (video, photos) 16

Taylor Swift Wonders Why Her Music Causes Such a Fuss (video, photos)

Taylor Swift is fast becoming the queen of breakup songs, but her music resonates with her largely female fan base like few artists. Swift is out promoting her next album Red and opening up like never before about her music and her life. She says even she’s often surprised by the fuss caused by her music. Often it’s the message she sends. “I’m excited about telling the beginnings of stories, like the story of this song called “Ours,” where I wrote it about this guy nobody thought I should be with,” she tells MTV....
Nicki Minaj, Cassie Paint the Town Pink in 'The Boys' Video (Watch!) 18

Nicki Minaj, Cassie Paint the Town Pink in 'The Boys' Video (Watch!)

Nicki Minaj challenges Katy Perry as the queen of candy-colored videos with a new release for her song “The Boys.” The rapper gets lost in a world of pink polka dots, streets cars and boys dressed in pink suits. And she has her very own Barbie Doll. Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, Cassie for short, is featured in the video, helping Nicki tease the boys. Cassie, 26, an R&B singer, model, dancer and actress, provides an interesting contrast to diminutive rapper. As eye-candy goes, she’s the Jeff to her Mutt....
Chris Brown Adds New Tattoo Next to Mistaken Rihanna Tat (photos) 20

Chris Brown Adds New Tattoo Next to Mistaken Rihanna Tat (photos)

Chris Brown has found a way to draw attention from an eerie tattoo on his neck that resembles Rihanna’s bruised and battered face. He got another tattoo right next to it. This one is slightly more heroic. Brown, 23, jumped on Twitter last night (Oct. 16) and posted photos of a new tattoo in the middle of his neck under his chin. It’s the head of a male lion. Does that represent him? The R&B singer didn’t have a lot to say about it. “Just posted a photo,” he tweeted....
Taylor Swift Looks at Love's Upside in New Song 'State of Grace' (listen!) 22

Taylor Swift Looks at Love's Upside in New Song 'State of Grace' (listen!)

Taylor Swift is best known as the scourge of ex-boyfriends because of all her spiteful breakup songs, but she also sees an upside to love in her latest song “State of Grace.” The song went viral today to coincide with its release on iTunes. Despite the title, the latest tune off her upcoming album Red is up-tempo to the point of being almost a rock anthem. It opens with a driving beat and a guitar riff. Swift, 22, who is happily dating Kennedy clan offspring Conor Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., says the song is about the moment two people fall in love...
Taylor Momsen Takes It All Off in 'The Words' Video (watch!) 24

Taylor Momsen Takes It All Off in 'The Words' Video (watch!)

Taylor Momsen routinely flashes her breasts during music performances so it should come as no surprise that she finally takes it all off for her new “Under the Water” video. But is it art, or artifice? Shock and decadence have always been a big part of her act, and Momsen, who played Jenny Humphrey on TV’s “Gossip Girl,” tries hard to be the bad girl of rock. That’s no simple task with rivals like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and even 53-year-old Madonna, all working nudity, or near nudity, into their stage shows for sometime now....
Jonas Brothers 'Wedding Bells' Song Rings Up Miley Cyrus Rumors (listen!) 26

Jonas Brothers 'Wedding Bells' Song Rings Up Miley Cyrus Rumors (listen!)

The Jonas Brothers are following a formula perfected by Taylor Swift… maybe. The set off a Internet buzz after one of the songs played last night in New York City sparked rumors it was about Miley Cyrus. Or, Maybe not. Swift is notorious about writing not-so-flattering songs about relationships that result in bad breakups, including Joe Jonas. The 23-year-old singer dated Swift from July to October 2008 and blew her off with a telephone call after hooking up with actress Camilla Belle. Swift supposedly wrote songs “Forever and Always,” “Last Kiss” and “Better than Revenge” based on the breakup....
Kelly Clarkson Releases Personal Anthem 'Catch My Breath' (listen) 28

Kelly Clarkson Releases Personal Anthem 'Catch My Breath' (listen)

Kelly Clarkson calls her new single “Catch My Breath” a song that represents who she is and she dedicated to her fans, who have stuck by the artist since her win on “American Idol.” The single is off her upcoming Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 album. It debuts Nov. 19. “To celebrate the strength and longevity that my fans, friends, and family have supported me with I wrote this song ‘Catch my Breath’ with one of my best friends that has seen me through everything,” she said in a statement....
Taylor Swift Covers Rolling Stone's Hot List Issue (photo) 30

Taylor Swift Covers Rolling Stone's Hot List Issue (photo)

Taylor Swift, has landed on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s yearly “hot issue.” Already the queen of country music, she’s fast becoming the queen of heartbreak. Swift spins her own special brand of teen angst over makeups, breakups and finding true love. Her music has catapulted her to the top of the charts and made her today’s biggest cross over artists. Despite the histrionics, fashion flamboyance and cooked up melodrama of other singers like Rihanna and Lady Gaga, Swift’s down-home sexuality and girly girl persona is proving to be just as captivating....
Taylor Swift Full Version of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' Out (Listen!) 32

Taylor Swift Full Version of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' Out (Listen!)

Taylor Swift’s full-version of her new single “I Knew You Were Trouble,” has gone viral on the Internet after it was released on iTunes at midnight. It looks like ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal takes another shot in the kisser for doing her wrong. She might as well dedicate her entire upcoming album “Red” to him, or at least give him a co-writing credit. Swift previewed the third single from the album yesterday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It’s another broken heart song like her two previous releases from the album. ...
Chris Brown's Bizarre Video Love Letter to Rihanna, Karrueche (watch) 34

Chris Brown's Bizarre Video Love Letter to Rihanna, Karrueche (watch)

Chris Brown is suffering from an embarrassment of riches, and he expresses himself in a new video. “I’m stressed out… when you share history with somebody, then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it’s kinda difficult. Is there such thing as loving two people?” he asks. That’s a question for the ages. It’s probably been a dilemma since the dawn of humankind. I don’t know if that’s possible, but for me, I feel like that,” he says in the video, a 90-second meditation on “the real Chris Brown.”...
Miley Cyrus Soars With New Backyard Session Standard (watch!) 36

Miley Cyrus Soars With New Backyard Session Standard (watch!)

Miley Cyrus is showing growing maturity in her singing style with the release of another standard, “Look What They’ve Done With My Song, Ma.” It’s part of her “Backyard Sessions,” recorded over the summer, “BH,” i.e. before haircut. Cyrus, 19, sings backed by an acoustic band. The music is stripped down and she sails on the power of her voice and her emotional delivery. Miley recorded the songs during the early summer with Stacy Jones on drums, Mike Schmid on piano, Jamie Arentzen on guitar, Jaco Curaco on Guitar and Vashon Johnson on Bass. Paul Hager engineered the sound....
Priyanka Chopra Brings Bollywood to NFL With 'In My City' (listen!) 38

Priyanka Chopra Brings Bollywood to NFL With 'In My City' (listen!)

Priyanka Chopra, the hot Indian singer, actor and writer is crashing the National Football league like an outside linebacker. She was just named the new face of Thursday Night NFL Football. The Bollywood beauty, 30, who is also a beauty queen, Miss India and Miss World 2000, before launching her singing and acting career, will be featured on the broadcast singing her song “In My City” featuring the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am. Unless you are a Bollywood fan, her film work may not be all that recognizable. So, check her out here!...
Taylor Swift Sees Red in New Song from Upcoming Album (listen) 40

Taylor Swift Sees Red in New Song from Upcoming Album (listen)

Taylor Swift is beating up on her ex-boyfriends again in the latest song from her upcoming album “Red.” Released today, the song, aptly titled “Red,” is about getting over a guy who treats you badly. Is this another jab at Jake Gyllenhaal? Taylor sings about the thrill of falling in love and likens it to driving a Maserati down a dead-end street. Ouch! You guessed it; the relationship ends abruptly in a major crack up....
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