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Rita Ora, UK's Hot Sex Bomb, About to Hit U.S. (video!)

Rita Ora is fast becoming the next big import in the new British Invasion. She has an even more exotic background than Rihanna and her hip-hop style recalls old school rappers like Missy Elliott, with looks rivaling her Barbadian colleague. Ora, 21, debuted in Las Vegas last night hosting Stereo Saturdays at Lavo Nightclub in the ritzy Palazzo Hotel-Resort Casino. It’s part of a whirlwind tour leading up to the release of her first album....

John Coltrane, Jazz Classics Released In High Definition Audio

Six classic jazz albums, featuring John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver and Larry Young are being re-released by Blue Note/EMI in high definition audio, digitally remastered from their original analog master tapes. All of the albums include original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays....

Sacré Bleu! Madonna Irks Paris Fans After Walking Out of Show

Madonna cut short a special performance in Paris last night (July 26) and was roundly booed and hooted by the audience made up mostly by her most ardent French fans. Sacré Bleu! The show was meant to be an intimate peformance in the l’Olympia club, a 2,700 seat venue. On her current tour the Material Girl, 53, has been playing to large arenas....

Jennifer Lopez 'Goin In' Video Goes All Over Map Visually (watch)

Jennifer Lopez draws on fantasy and urban street scenes to craft her latest video for new single “Goin’ In,” including a Red Riding Hood sequence that strays into Katy Perry territory. Boyfriend Casper Smart is missing in action, however. Back-up dancer Smart is nowhere to be seen in the video. He’s been dating Lopez almost since her split from husband Marc Anthony last year and has been featured prominently in other videos....

Carly Rae Jepsen Sex Tape Real; Will Justin Bieber Drop Her?

Carly Rae Jepsen is getting called, maybe, on her denial that photos from an alleged sex tape are her. Will the religious Justin Bieber drop her. A hacker has been trying to sell photos of the singer nude that he claims were lifted from her site.The photos are grainy and hard to decipher, but the woman in them bears a resemblance to the “Call Me Maybe” singer, who is a Bieber protege....

Lana Del Rey Ode to Love Lost on Summer Sadness Video

Lana Del Rey stars in another dreamy, sepia-toned video that’s a symbolic portrayal of her song “Summertime Sadness.” The tune is based on a supposedly true story about two lesbian lovers who taken their own lives. Del Rey looks stunningly fashionable as she plunges off a bridge. The images of her could have been culled from a high-fashion photo spread. Although the video has a story line, it’s more a collection of images or video postcards. Jaime King stars as Del Rey’s lover; her husband Kyle Newman, a filmmaker co-directs with Spencer Susser, who belongs to the Australian filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films....

Kelly Clarkson Finds Can't Go Home Again; Selling Texas Manse

"American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson is pulling up roots in her Texas hometown and selling her sprawling 56-acre estate in nearby Mansfield, Texas, although there is some question over the price and listing details. Clarkson, 30, has priced the 6,880-square-foot, traditional style home either at $1.495 million or $3.545 million, depending on the listing site. Web site zillow.com estimates the price at a more modest $1.27 million....

Will Bob Dylan Tap Folk/Protest Roots for 50th Anniversary Album?

Bob Dylan is marking the 50th anniversary of his first Columbia records album, 1962's eponymous Bob Dylan, with the release of a new album that will feature ten new songs. Will he go back to his folk/protest roots? The new album, produced by Jack Frost, is Dylan's 35th studio set and follows 2009's worldwide best-seller, Together Through Life, according to the label. Musically Dylan has transcended generations....

Green Day Debuts 'Oh Love,' First Song Off Album ¡Uno! (listen!)

Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day new song, “Oh Love,” is sure to please the band’s power-pop fans. The tune (June 16) off the first album in its trilogy ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, dropped today (July 16). It’s back to basics, according to the band. “The first one is power pop,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone....

Steven Tyler Beats Jennifer Lopez to Punch; Quits American Idol

Steven Tyler is done as an American Idol judge after two seasons, just when his squawking, screams, yelps and effusive love for contestants were finding a groove on the show. Wait, is this about money? Because if money is the issue, they should pay Tyler, 64, what he wants. He started off a little slowly, but provided much needed color, personality and humor to a show that's showing its age....

Stevie Nicks Confirms Fleetwood Mac Tour Still a Go in 2013

Stevie Nicks, who looks remarkable for 64, is ready to hit the road again with Fleetwood Mac. She confirmed that the “everyone is on board” for the reunion tour in 2013 today in a new interview. Nicks appeared on “CBS This Morning,” and invariably the topic came up whether the ’70s super group would play together again. “It’s the plan,” she said. “Because that’s what we do. I do my thing. And Lindsey [Buckingham] is out doing his thing now.”...

Country's Luke Bryan Sorry About National Anthem (watch)

Country singer Luke Bryan didn’t flub the National Anthem last night (July 10) at the All-Star Baseball Game, but he’s apologizing nonetheless for repeatedly referring to crib notes during the song. That’s far better than Christina Aguilera, Scotty McCreery and Steven Tyler, who all sang the challenging song at major sports events and flubbed the lyrics....

Denise Rich, Socialite Songwriter, Flees U.S. Over Taxes

Denise Rich, the wealthy New York socialite who bought her way into the upper echelons of American entertainment and politics has decided it no longer pays to be an American citizen. She’ll reportedly save millions in taxes. In a stunning move that is sure to embarrass her political friends, which include Hillary and Bill Clinton, the ex-wife of rogue billionaire trader Marc Rich, has renounced her U.S. citizenship in favor of becoming an Austrian....

Bruce Springsteen Dances in Dark With Daughter (watch!)

Bruce Springsteen put his daughter Jessica on the map, pulling her on stage for “Dancin’ in the Dark,” just like he did for Courtney Cox in his 1984 video for the song. Springsteen, 62, is in Europe on his Wrecking Ball tour and was playing at the Palais Omnisports Bercy arena in Paris....

Pink in Scandalous See-Thru Top to Tout New Album (watch!)

Singer Pink hasn’t made a record in four years, but she’s up on the latest pop star trends. She announced her sixth studio album in a YouTube video in revealing see through sheer top that exposed her breasts. Her modesty was only protected by some strategically placed tape in two big crosses across her nipples. She also wore a white tuxedo jacket with skinny black lapels....

Muse's Olympic-Themed 'Survival' Video Is In Your Face (watch)

There’s nothing humble about the Olympic-themed video for “Survival,” the official song of the 2012 games. British rock band Muse delivers in-your-face lyrics and a pulsating beat. “I am gonna win, Yes, I am gonna win,” lead vocalist Matthew Bellamy sings. What ever happened to how you play the game?...

Willow Smith Dials It Down in 'I Am Me' Video (watch)

Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has released a new video for her song “I Am Me,” and for once she was age appropriate throughout. Smith, 11, unveiled the video for the simple ballad at the BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles over the weekend....