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Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Duet on 'Beautiful' (Listen!)

Carly Rae Jepsen continues to get a big push from mentor Justin Bieber, who duets on her track “Beautiful,” released over the weekend on YouTube. But is the song too close to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful?” The song will debut on her new album Kiss, set to be released Sept. 18. But is the song too close to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful?"...

Lady Gaga, Popeye Now Share Something in Common (photo)

Lady Gaga has gone nautical with her latest tattoo. Although likely unintended, it’s a tribute to the most famous seafarer of all Popeye the Sailor Man. Both now have sea anchors adorning their skin. Gaga posted a photo of her new tat on her Web site, littlemonsters.com. And let her fans in on the development over Twitter. “Thanks Hank and @amstattoomuseum for my New Ink!!” she wrote. “We miss you already, see you at the ball!”...

Britney Spears Posts Hot New Bikini Photo: Just How Crazy Is She?

Britney Spears’ body is together, even if her head isn’t on quite straight. The newly minted X-Factor judge posted a bikini photo of herself on Twitter and has looked as good since her “Oops!… I Did It Again” days back in the 1990s. So what gives with her mental condition? In a shocking decision earlier this week, Judge Reva Goetz decided after a hearing to continue a conservatorship she was placed under four and a half years ago. Since then, father Jamie Spears, has had complete control over the 30-year-old singer’s career, personal life and finances....

Miley Cyrus Shares Some Love With Mom Tish in Twitter Photo

Miley Cyrus is hanging out with mom Leticia "Tish" Cyrus, while fiancé Liam Hemsworth is off on his latest film in Philadelphia. Miley is dressed in a hot little cropped top, while mom looks much more down to earth. "Photoshoot withhhh mommmmmyyyyy," Miley tweeted along with a photo of her in sky-high heels towering over her petite 45-year-old mom....

Chris Lighty's Death a Sign of Hip Hop's Fading Presence

Chris Lighty was at the center of the hip-hop revolution and his shocking suicide is one more sign that the music genre is fading in importance among a key constituency… white suburban kids. Lighty, 44, was a key player early on as hip-hop and rap rose to prominence in the 1990s. At his height, he’d managed such artists as 50 Cent, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Soulja Boy, L.L. Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey and rapper Ja Rule....

Rita Ora Locked, Loaded, Ready in GQ Mag (photos, video)

Rita Ora wants to be the real deal and she’s got the goods to make it happen: Exotic looks, a shockingly good voice and the right attitude. The UK songstress is on the verge of breaking big in the United States and makes a stunning debut in GQ magazine. So far, she’s best known in the UK. Her self-titled debut album, ORA, will be released by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label in Great Britain Aug. 28. It will get a U.S. release date sometime after that, likely in the fall....

B.o.B., Nicki Minaj Off on Tangent in Out of My Mind Video (watch)

Rapper B.o.B. goes head-trip to head-trip with Nicki Minaj in the insane new video for B.o.B’s “Out of My Mind.” It’s hard to tell who’s crazier, B.o.B, who plays a mental patient, or Nicki who plays a doctor. That’s right, say it… Dr. Minaj. Nicki is known for her frenetic raps, and B.o.B, real name real Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., matches her rhyme for rhyme in rapid fire sequences that take place in an off-the-wall mental institution....

Carly Rae Jepsen Hot Cute on Today Summer Stage (watch!)

Carly Rae Jepsen sang the song of the summer “Call Me Maybe” on the “Today Show’s” Summer Stage this morning. She got the Rockefeller Plaza crowd on their feet and rocking to the catchy tune, which began as a YouTube viral sensation. Jepsen, 26, is a protege of fellow Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber, who also got his start as a YouTube phenom. “Call Me Maybe” is the first song by a Canadian artist to reach the top of the digital chart since Bieber’s “Baby” in January 2010. ...

Mariah Carey Pulls No Punches in Triumphant Video (watch!)

Mariah Carey, the newly minted “American Idol” judge, has given up on her music career. She showed off her svelte post-baby body in a new video for her latest single “Triumphant.” It features heavyweight (literally) rapper Rick Ross. Mariah, 42, plays a front-row glamour girl sitting at money-man Rick Ross’s side and a stunning ring girl, who announces the rounds. Rapper Meek Mill plays a fighter and also raps on the track....

Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney Have White Wedding Day (photos, video)

Lady Gaga turned performance art into a dry-run for her wedding day with boyfriend Taylor Kinney standing in as the groom. The video, the fifth in her series of fashion films, is set to her song “You and I.” Move over Bride of Frankenstein. Gaga, 26, started out in bondage gear and ripped fish nets writhing on the floor and tossing her unwashed hair unrepentant. Then the scene cuts to Gaga in a white dress and back again to her leather straps, halter and ripped stockings. ...

Green Day's 'Oh Love' Video an Ode to the Crotch (watch!)

Green Day caves in to materialism in its first video from rock trilogy ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! It’s fill with hot babes, eating hot pasta. Or is this just a parody? You never know with Billie Joe Armstrong. Just call the video an ode to the crotch. The band, so long identified with hard rock and revolution for the hell of it, offers a taste of sartorial splendors in the clip for single “Oh Love.”...

Lady Gaga Dishes Up Raw Meat for Animal Rights Activists

Lady Gaga is the new poster girl for anti-fur activists. Move over Kim Kardashian. The 26-year-old singer, who professes to be a humanitarian, apparently draws the line at skinning animals alive. Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta,, scolded animal rights activists, calling them "childish" and even gave a shout out to Kardashian....

Nicki Minaj Battles Vocal Cord Injury to Appear on Today (watch!)

Nicki Minaj talked about her alter-egos, Barbie and Roman, on NBC’s the “Today Show” this morning, but it was all Nicki on stage. She belted out “Starships” and what she described as a “grittier” song. Minaj also revealed that she is suffering from a bruised vocal cord. “Doctors orders. Out for the count now,” she tweeted....

Adam Lambert Crafts New Look, Stunning Tattoo (photos!)

Adam Lambert has always had a flair for the flamboyant, to say the least, and he’s ever experimenting with his look. He showed off two different styles on twitter just this week, plus a new tattoo. Lambert, 30, who was the runner up on American Idol’s eighth season in 2009, finishing behind Kris Allen. Some critics say his over-the-top gayness cost him the crown....

Frank Ocean European Tour Sidelined by Vocal Problems

Frank Ocean has been forced to curtail his European tour, including a much anticipated paring with British band Coldplay, because of unspecified vocal problems. Ocean worked as a songwriter for such artists as Brandy, Justin Bieber and John Legend before launching his own career in 2010....

Jaden Smith Skates Through 'Pump Up Kicks' Video (watch!)

Jaden Smith does a little shopping for skateboards with a posse of friends in the new video for his song “Pumped Up Kicks (Like Me),” which can only be described as pop hip-hop, much the same musical style of dad Will Smith. He samples Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” in the rap. Sister Willow Smith has been carrying most of the load for the family musically. She’s dropped videos for her debut “Whip My Hair,” “Do it Like Me (Rockstar)” and “I Am Me.”...

Marvin Hamlisch, Award Winning Music Composer, Dies at 68

Marvin Hamlisch, whose distinctive music style earned Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, a Tony and the Pulitzer Prize over his career for such hits as A Chorus Line, and songs “Life Is What You Make It” and “The Way We Were,” has died. He was 68. Hamlisch died Monday (Aug. 5) in Los Angeles after a brief illness, said Jason Lee, a spokesman for the family. No other details about his death have been released....

Jennifer Lopez Boy Toy Dogged by Gay Rumors, Again

Jennifer Lopez’s hot boy toy Casper Smart may be batting for both teams. The 25-year-old backup dancer was reportedly spotted ducking into a gay-oriented peep show the day before Lopez’s 43rd birthday. It’s not the first time. Joshua Lee Ayers, also a dancer and a reported friend of Smart’s, wrote on Twitter in June that Smart was gay and was only using JLo to help further his career....