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Nicki Minaj Woos Two Lovers in 'Right By My Side' Video (watch!)

Nicki Minaj gets friendly with rappers Nas and Chris Brown in the new video for her song the “Right By My Side.” But Nas seems to nab the leading lady. Chris Brown sings the male part of the song, while Minaj woos the brooding Nas. The rapper doesn’t sing but they exchange glances, he gives Nicki a car and takes her shopping. In exchange, Barbie gives him a dainty kiss....

Ke$ha Takes On Club Queens in New Song 'Pretty Lady' (listen!)

Ke$ha is still getting it on in the clubs. That’s the latest inspiration for her new song “Pretty Lady.” She takes on club queens in all their cross-dressing glory. The song reportedly “leaked” online today (May 11), and may not be the final version. But it’s probably a pretty good approximation of where she’s going with it....

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart Sex Up American Idol (watch!)

Jennifer Lopez is drawing mixed reactions for her performance last night on American Idol that featured boyfriend Casper Smart. Did she look too old for the dancer? It’s rapidly becoming known as the Madonna syndrome, where aging female performers hook up with boyfriends young enough to be children....

Nicki Minaj Rocks Out Ellen With Two Song Medley (watch!)

Nicki Minaj is taking her Barbie queen image seriously. She performed a medley of her new songs “Right By My Side” and “Starships” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show atop a huge white throne. The rapper debuted “Right By My Side” on the show wearing a long pink skirt, vest and platinum blonde wig. The video for the song will premiere next week....

Adam Levine Auditions for Action-Hero in 'Payphone' Video (watch!)

Adam Levine is bucking for his own action-adventure movie. He makes a damn fine anti-hero in the new video for Maroon 5′s song “Payphone.” He also enlists rapper Wiz Khalifa, for some mid-song spit. The video opens with one badly beaten band frontman under a desolate big-city underpass where there just happens to be an old-style telephone booth....

Beach Boys Still Surfing Sounds After Half Century (watch!)

Brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson joined with cousin Mike Love and a classmate Al Jardine a half a century ago to create the Beach Boys and popularized what was then known as the California surf sound. The group has endured its ups and downs since then, including the death of Dennis in 1983 and Carl from brain cancer in 1998, but proved it’s still relevant last night in concert at New York’s Beacon Theater....

Nelly Furtado Jumps Through 'Big Hoops' in New Video (watch!)

Nelly Furtado shows what big… really big, really means in a new video for her single “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better).” She not only means big earrings but also growing into the 50-foot woman, and maybe some other, ahem, big things as well. The video is directed by “X” who has also helmed clips for Drake and Justin Bieber....

Gwen Stefani, No Doubt Open Album Sessions on Video

Gwen Stefani and No Doubt have begun promotion on their first new album in more than a decade with a series of “webisodes” that go behind the scenes of their recording sessions in their Santa Monica studio. The first in a series of short videos leading up to the album's release Sept. 25 previews a brand new track called "Push & Shove." ...

Coldplay Salutes Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (watch)

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sang a poignant tribute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, turning the group’s raucous anthem “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” into a soulful ballad. Celebrities filled the Hollywood Bowl for the concert. Yauch created the group with Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz in the 1980s. ...

Justin Bieber New Boyfriend Video a Pimp Dream World (watch!)

Justin Bieber’s definition of a more adult look and sound is a teenage boy’s vision of fast cars, lots of scantily clad girls and money to burn. Bieber has been going to the max to promote the video for “Boyfriend,” the first song off his new album Believe. He said it marks a departure from his teen roots to a more grown up look and sound....

Bruce Springsteen Pays Moving Tribute to Levon Helm (watch)

Bruce Springsteen went acoustic last night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ to pay tribute to The Band’s Levon Helm, who died Apr. 19 from throat cancer. Helm, 71, had one of the most distinctive voices in rock. Bruce picked up a six-string to cover The Band’s hit song “The Weight,” which Helm had sung with the group....

Ke$ha Sexes Up Old Glory in V Magazine (photos!)

Ke$ha not only flies the American flag, she is the American flag in a new photo shoot for V Magazine’s “Americana” issue. So this is what America has come to… dirty blonde hair and freckles. The 25-year-old singer isn’t afraid of the raunchier side of rock....

Kanye West Sparks Beef Over 'I Don't Like' Remix (listen)

Kanye West has ignited a hip-hop beef over his remix of Chief Keef’s rap “I Don’t Like.” The remix dropped last night (May 1) and already Keef’s producer Young Chop is threatening a lawsuit. West must be giving girlfriend Kim Kardashian second thoughts. He brags about bagging three women in one night. “Soho or Tribeca/ three hoes, trifecta/dope money, coke money…”...

Willow Smith Whips It in New ‘Do It Like Me’ Video (watch!)

Willow Smith takes on the world in her new video for song “Do it Like Me (Rockstar)… literally. The 11-year-old globe trots as only the daughter of Hollywood power couple Will and Jada Pickett Smith can for the upbeat tune. Willow has been dabbling in music ever since her catchy tune “Whip My Hair” vaulted her into the spotlight. But it may be a little too premature to call the pre-teen a full-fledged pop star....

Carrie Underwood Makes Pickups Sexy in Glamour (photos)

You can take Carrie Underwood out of the country but you can’t get the country out of Carrie, even when she’s posing for high-fashion Glamour magazine. The frills are one thing, but a pickup truck? Underwood has undeniable model good looks and even flashes a little cleavage in a football jersey for the magazine’s May issue. And, yes, she poses with a rusty old pickup truck....