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Demi Lovato Back to Scene of Crime in South America for Show (watch)

Demi Lovato must have had bitter-sweet feelings about returning to South America for Brazil’s Z Festival. She was touring South America in November 2010 when she slugged a dancer in a rage and landed in rehab. Lovato, then 18, was opening for the Jonas Brothers Band on their South American tour. The singer was furious after Jonas’s Dad, Kevin, found out about her late-night partying after a tour curfew. Lovato, now 20, believed dancer Alex “Shorty” Welch had “ratted” her out. She confronted Welch and turned violent....

Christina Aguilera Ramps Up Vamp in 'Your Body' Video (watch!)

Christina Aguilera goes back to her dirrty gurl X-Tina ways in what can only be described as ’80s trailer-tramp style in the new video for her song “Your Body.” Is a throwback anyway to make a comeback? Aguilera has been trying to find her footing in a comeback fueled by her dramically increased visibility on the hit show “The Voice,” where she’s a judge. Kristina released “Your Body” as the first single off her upcoming album Lotus....

Celine Dion, Usher To Perform at Whitney Houston Tribute

Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher will headline a special tribute concert in memory of pop icon Whitney Houston, who died in February on the eve of the Grammy Awards from complications related to drug abuse. The one-hour CBS Entertainment special will tape Oct. 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. and air on CBS Nov. 16 at 10pm. It’s titled “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston.” The special will include interviews and clips from Houston’s most memorable performances, including never-seen-before footage. During her career, the six-time Grammy winner sold more than 170 million albums, songs and videos....

Rihanna Soars Skyward in New Single ‘Diamonds (in the Sky)’ (listen!)

Rihanna looks skyward for the inspiration for her latest song, “Diamonds (in the Sky).” It’s a love ballad with a thumping bass set against piano and synthesizers. She implores her lover to “shine bright like a diamond.” Almost every move the singer makes these days is interpreted by the trashier tabloids as some kind of gesture involving her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. It seems likely the same interpretation will be applied to this song. Although the title is also a play off The Beatles’ 1967 song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” The song was widely interpreted to be about the drug LSD, although The Beatles denied it. So maybe Rihanna is just singing to her blunt....

Taylor Swift's 'Begin Again' Laments Another Love Lost (listen!)

Taylor Swift has released the second single “Begin Again,” from her upcoming album. It’s another haunting ballad about love gone bad that has been spawned by one of her soured relationships. The question is, which one? Swift, whose music is often inspired by her real-life relationships, is known for her songs that sting her ex-boyfriends for doing her wrong. Her first single off the album, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” touched off speculation, once again, over the target of her venomous putdown, with ex-flame Jake Gyllenhaal emerging as the odds on favorite....

Lana Del Rey Goes Downtown on New Up-Tempo 'Paradise' (listen)

Lana Del Rey has released a new track, possibly off her upcoming reworked Born to Die album, “The Paradise Edition.” Titled “Paradise,” it’s up-tempo while still adhering to her big band orchestration and mood-instilling echo chamber. The 26-year-old singer must have finally gotten the message that her songs were stuck in a rut. She ditches the breathy lyrics and Adagio pacing for something closer to Allegretto, which is a fancy way to say she speeds up the beat. The tune is also appears to be dance influenced. Del Rey sing-speaks the lyrics, something less than a rap, and sings the mellifluous choruses....

Billie Joe Armstrong iHeart Rage Aftermath; Rehab, Apology (watch)

Billie Joe Armstrong left the stage in a rage at the iHeartRadio concert in Las Vegas and landed in rehab for unknown substance abuse. Green Day will postpone some of its upcoming appearances as a result. Armstrong, 40, went ballistic after the band’s 45-minute set was cut to 30 minutes to make more room for a performance by Rihanna. iHeartRadio host, Clear Channel Communications, was also reportedly trying to makeup time for Usher’s set, which ran 25 minutes over....

Miley Glams Up Punk Look at IHeartRadio Festival (photos, video)

Miley Cyrus was a standout at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last night (Sept. 22). She added a touch of glamour to her punk-pop look and showed off her trim body. Cyrus, for once, balanced just the right amount of skin with a daring ensemble. The two-day music festival has pulled together 20 acts from across the music spectrum. Performers include Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Green Day, Usher, Lil Wayne and No Doubt among other groups and artists....

One Direction: Boy Band Antics in Live While Young Video (watch!)

band created by Simon Cowell from contestants on his UK show “The X Factor,” are priming the pump for their upcoming album with the release of a new video for “Live While We’re Young,” their bouncy pop anthem. The band, made up of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson debuted in the United States earlier this year on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Their 2011 debut album Up All Night made chart history by debuting at No. 1 on U.S. pop charts. It was the first British group in history to debut at No 1 with their first album....

Monkee Micky Dolenz Drops Song From Upcoming Album (Listen!)

Monkees singer Micky Dolenz has dropped a track from his upcoming album Remember. Titled “Randy Scouse Git,” it’s the first song he ever wrote that made it onto the charts in 1967. Bandmate Peter Tork calls it one of his favorite Monkees songs. Dolenz, 67, wrote the song after a party the Beatles threw for Monkees band members, which also included lead singer Davy Jones and guitarist Michael Nesmith. The song was also featured on “The Monkees” tv show and was originally a track on the band’s album Headquarters....

Randy Newman Scores Racism in Presidential Election (listen!)

Randy Newman, a singer-songwriter known for his sarcasm, is speaking the unspeakable about the current presidential election. Or rather, he’s singing it. His new song, “I’m Dreaming” is an ode to those longing for a white president, again. Newman has written the soundtracks for more than a dozen films, including “Ragtime,” “The Natural,” “Leatherheads” and “Meet the Parents.” ...

Justin Bieber Touts DJ AcE's New 'Find You Somewhere' Video (watch!)

Justin Bieber is promoting a new music video for “Find You Somewhere,” a song featuring DJ AcE and Willow and Jaden Smith, the children of Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. For the uninitiated, AcE is Will and Jaden’s older brother Trey Smith, making this production a true family affair. Since Trey it’s his tune, “Find You Somewhere” has a dance heavy bass line and a Euro disco beat. Jaden, in contrast, is more into rap, while sis Willow is all power pop. The song is officially classified as rap....

Frank Ocean Builds Pyramids in New Video for Song (watch!)

Frank Ocean continues his sold run on “Saturday Night Live” with a new video for his song “Pyramids.” Ocean’s rising career follows years when he worked as a songwriter for such artists as Brandy, Justin Bieber and John Legend. Ocean, 24, had his coming out party, so to speak, on SNL last weekend. He performed two songs, “Thinking About You” and a shortened version of “Pyramids.” His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released in July as a digital download exclusively on iTunes and was released as a CD the following week. Three songs off the album have charted as singles, the two he performed on SNL and “Sweet Life.”...

Christina Aguilera New Single 'Your Body' Reaches High (listen!)

Christina Aguilera leaped feet first into a market crowded with power pop princesses with the release of the first single “Your Body” off her upcoming album Lotus. Say what you will about the competition, there’s no denying the power of her vocals. Aguilera, 31, has lifted her profile considerably on NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” which premiered last year, but she’s still struggling to make a comeback. She stared in 2010 movie “Burlesque,” with an all-star cast that included Cher, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci. ...

Carly Rae Jepsen Second New Single Out; Is She One-Hit Wonder? (listen!)

Carly Rae Jepsen is facing the one question all singers face with a hit record. Is she a one-hit wonder? The second single off her upcoming album Kiss is out. So how does it measure up to “Call Me Maybe?” Sadly, it doesn’t. Her latest tune is produced by LMFAO’s RedFoo falls in the same category as her first single off the album–pop pablum. Jepsen’s boyfriend, singer-songwriter Matthew Koma also had a hand in crafting the song, but it’s as saccharine as it gets. ...

Pink Gets Party Started on Ellen DeGeneres; Flashes Panties! (video)

Pink is back. How did the party ever started without her? She sat for a raucous interview with Ellen DeGeneres Monday (Sept. 10) that included some mommy talk, champagne toasts, a ribald song and surprise appearance by U.S. Olympic gymnasts. Ellen is definitely loosening up the format now that she faces major competition from Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show. Pink, real name Alecia Beth Moore, just turned 33 last weekend and has spent the past 15 months giving birth to, and raising, daughter Willow, who was also featured on the show in photos....
Behati Prinsloo and Mark Lavine from Maroon 5 are "nasty" hot. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)

Adam Levine’s Hot Model Behati Prinsloo Super Nasty (photos)

Maroon Five frontman Adam Levine fell head over heels for exotic model Behati Prinsloo, even though he was dating another supermodel, Anne V, aka Anne Vyalitsyna,. It’s not hard to see the attraction judging from Behati’s new photo shoot. When you’re paid to be a model, sometimes you turn up in magazines called “Super Nasty.” But Behati is anything but in the stunning pictorial. Prinsloo, 23, who grew up in Namibia after being born in South Africa, models casual street wear for the magazine. ...

Miley Cyrus Rocks Rebel Without a Cause Look; Tired of It Yet? (photos!)

Miley Cyrus wore her hair swept up like the front grill of a ’56 Buick at the MTV Video Music Awards and collided head-on with Pink’s doo-wop updo. But no harm done. Now she’s fronting the look on her new Web Site in a new photo shoot that takes her out of the South and into the South Bronx. Her urban, young-tuff-girl look isn’t just for the streets. Miley also showed she could go glam with it at the VMAs in an Emilio Pucci gown, black of course, with a plunging neckline that bared her ample cleavage. But like anything Miley does, she always get pushback, whether it’s disillusioned Hannah Montana fans (they should know better by now) or some b-grade gossip site ...

Rihanna Domestic Abuse Comes Full Circle at MTV VMAs

Rihanna kissing Chris Brown was the dramatic highlight of the MTV Video Music Awards, and some reports claim the got it on even more backstage. Rihanna had just won Video of the Year, but Chris was the big winner. The cycle of domestic abuse came full circle at the stellar event, just like it started in 2009 when Brown beat Rihanna unconscious and left her for dead on the eve of the Grammys. Sure, he was arrested and later convicted and still endures some scorn. But make no mistake Chris won....