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Rihanna Hottest, Sexiest Moves Yet in Sydney (photos, video!) 2

Rihanna Hottest, Sexiest Moves Yet in Sydney (photos, video!)

Rihanna showed off her hottest, sexiest moves on stage at Allphones Arena in Sydney last night. She stepped up her game and put Miley Cyrus to shame for even thinking she could twerk. RiRi’s stripper lessons definitely paid off. The Barbadian singer is on the Southeast Asian leg of her Diamonds Tour and has been hitting all the stops in Australia....
Rihanna Barbados Homecoming; As Naked as She Can Get (photos) 4

Rihanna Barbados Homecoming; As Naked as She Can Get (photos)

Rihanna shed most of her clothes and whatever inhibitions she may have had on her return to her home country of Barbados. She’s been posting a steady stream of the most tantalizing photos as she kicks back for some fun in the sun. The 25-year-old pop star looked fit and toned in the tiniest of bikinis in several of the photos. She also posted a shot of her dazzling costume for the island nation’s “Crop Over” festival. ...
Jordin Sparks Back to Music With New 'Skipping a Beat' (listen!) 6

Jordin Sparks Back to Music With New ‘Skipping a Beat’ (listen!)

Jordin Sparks, who has largely lived up to her “American Idol” billing, has released her first new song, “Skipping a Beat,’ in four years. She’s set to refocus on music after her solid outing in the 2012 film “Sparkle” with the late Whitney Houston. The track has an easy listening R&B vibe as she sings about true love, presumably inspired by boyfriend and singer Jason Derulo. The singer released her sophomore album, Battlefield” in 2009....
Rihanna Strips, Bares Emotions in Bath for New Video (watch!) 16

Rihanna Strips, Bares Emotions in Bath for New Video (watch!)

Rihanna takes minimalist music videos to a new level with her latest release for her song “Stay.” The video captures the spirit of what she says is a “very emotional” and “very personal” song. Rihanna spends the entire song nude in a bathtub, without makeup. She looks lost in thought as she sings to a piano accompaniment....
Beyonce, Destiny's Child Go 'Nuclear' With New Single (listen!) 18

Beyonce, Destiny's Child Go 'Nuclear' With New Single (listen!)

Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams show they haven’t lost their touch, harmonizing as sweetly as ever on the new single, “Nuclear,” off their upcoming compilation album. The song will be the only original off the trio’s upcoming Love Songs. But if the album does well, who knows? It could lead to something even bigger....
Rihanna Stellar on 'The Voice,' Despite Chris Brown Drama (watch!) 20

Rihanna Stellar on 'The Voice,' Despite Chris Brown Drama (watch!)

Rihanna may be dealing with a lot of Chris Brown drama, but it didn’t show on NBC’s The Voice last night (Dec. 19). The five-time Grammy Award winner sang her 12th No. 1 hit “Diamonds,” wearing a black, sleeveless pantsuit that plunged at the neck. The Barbadian singer is planning to spend the Christmas holiday in her home country and has rented a splashy $21 million penthouse apartment to host her friends and relatives. She can use the rest. The singer has been going almost non-stop since the release of her new studio album Unapologetic. In between performances she’s been chasing R&B singer Brown, who infamously beat her seriously on the eve of the 2009 Grammys....
Rita Ora Shoots Into Space for New 'Radioactive' Video (watch!) 22

Rita Ora Shoots Into Space for New 'Radioactive' Video (watch!)

Rita Ora takes off into space in the video for her song “Radioactive.” It’s part “Tron,” part “Star Trek” and unfolds in what looks like a rocking ride through the galaxy. Someone should have told her Katy Perry used the same intergalactic theme for her “E.T.” video. The video also has a decided post-Apocalyptic vibe, which seems so popular these days. Rita does some dance moves in front of something that looks like a high-tech compass, Then, she spins slowly in a floating chair wearing a tiger-striped coat against a backdrop of space junk and industrial waste....
Rihanna Defines Perfect Evening at Home in Racy New Pics (see!)  24

Rihanna Defines Perfect Evening at Home in Racy New Pics (see!)

Rihanna got frisky with her BFF Melissa Forde, who released new photos of the singer doing one of the things she does best; shedding her clothes in front of a camera. The 24-year-old singer keeps the photos just this side of appropriate because she doesn’t reveal any private parts. She’s wearing a black bra, but no panties, revealing the bare lines of her legs and thighs. The photos were posted to Instagram and are quickly going viral....
Melanie Amaro Rides X-Factor Fame to Second Single; Album Due (listen!) 26

Melanie Amaro Rides X-Factor Fame to Second Single; Album Due (listen!)

Melanie Amaro is trying to capitalize on her win on the premiere season of X-Factor USA with the release of her second new single “Long Distance.” It’s just another peppy pop tune, but her distinctive voice does set it apart. Amaro, 20, released her debut single “Don’t Fail Me Now” in August, laying the groundwork for her upcoming album, Truly, which is expected to drop next year. The judges at the time were Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid....
Peter Gabriel: Insights Into His Genius on New 'So' DVD  28

Peter Gabriel: Insights Into His Genius on New 'So' DVD

Peter Gabriel’s classic album So was featured in a compelling behind-the-scenes documentary in October and has just been released on DVD by Eagle Rock Entertainment. I have to say, it’s one of the best behind-the-scenes compilations I’ve ever seen. Gabriel’s smash album contained many of his most beloved songs including “Sledgehammer” and “In Your Eyes.” Released in 1986, it was his fifth studio album and seventh album overall. So became the best-selling album of Gabriel’s career and went five-times platinum in the U.S., selling more than 5 million copies. It was also his first experiment with pop music, albeit “on his own terms,” he once said....
Rihanna Teases Chris Brown Duet 'Nobodies Business' (Listen!) 30

Rihanna Teases Chris Brown Duet 'Nobodies Business' (Listen!)

Rihanna is giving her fans a taste of her new duet with Chris Brown. A teaser audio track of the song “Nobodies Business” hit the Internet this morning (Nov. 8). It’s an upbeat R&B song and a strong statement about her personal life. Rihanna has been working at a breakneck pace to wrap up her seventh studio album in as many years. It will be released this month (Nov. 19) and is already causing a stir. The 24-year-old singer released a track list earlier this week and revealed that she and Brown would duet on the song. Rihanna reportedly tweeted the teaser clip herself, according to E! News....
Beyonce's Kid Sis, Solange, Reprises 'Fro for Rika Mag (photos!) 32

Beyonce's Kid Sis, Solange, Reprises 'Fro for Rika Mag (photos!)

Solange Knowles, the kid sister of music icon Beyonce Knowles, is establishing a footprint in fashion with her funky photo shoot for Dutch magazine Rika. She stepped out of the spotlight as a teen after getting married and having a baby. But the 26-year-old singer and fashion maven is working on a comeback. She’s always had an interest in fashion and has modeled for the family’s clothing line, House of Deréon, named after grandmother Agnéz Deréon. She also helped launch a junior apparel line within the brand and has modeled clothes along with her big sis....
Cee Lo Facing Sex Battery Probe; Is 'Voice' Job in Jeopardy? 34

Cee Lo Facing Sex Battery Probe; Is 'Voice' Job in Jeopardy?

R&B singer Cee Lo Green, who stars as a judge on “The Voice,” has been hit with another sexual assault allegation and this time, he may have a tough time dodging formal charges. A woman filed a police report claiming that Green, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, claiming the singer drugged her, took her back to his place and had sex with her while she was unconscious. Green has denied the allegations. ...
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