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Justin Bieber Splurges on $10M Hollywood Manse

Justin Bieber has scored remarkable success early in his career, and now that he’s 18, the high living has begun. He just spent $10 million on a sleek Hollywood Hills mansion. Will he regret it later. The teen sensation has rocketed to success ever since he began posting YouTube videos on the Internet. But fame is fleeting. He wouldn’t be the first high-flying star to crash financially if his career wanes....
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Avril Lavigne Ramps Up Sexuality in New Goodbye Video (watch!)

Avril Lavigne graduates from the school yard to the boudoir in her new video for her song “Goodbye.” She told fans she would have a surprise for them, and she does, a hot sexy new look. The video includes a opening shout out to fans who turned out for her “Black Star” tour and to her four million Twitter followers. “Here it is #LittleBlackStars! My special video to thank you for an amazing Goodbye Lullaby year! Love you! xo,” she wrote....
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Katy Perry Sultry, Sexy Like Never Before in Interview (photos)

Katy Perry has the power to transform. She did it in her video for her song “E.T.” But this time, she’s gone in a whole new direction, with a sultry, sexy look as a cabaret girl in Interview magazine. Katy’s image up to now has been sexy and bubbly like a teen queen. But she ditches her candy-color clothes and florescent-blue helmet hair for a totally new look....
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Rihanna Snaps at Fans Dismayed Over Chris Brown Hookup

Rihanna is rapidly going from one of the hottest singers in pop to one of the most dismayed as a result of her hook up with the rap star who beat her unconscious three years ago on the eve of the Grammys. She snapped at a fan on Twitter over her decision to renew her relationship with Chris Brown, who was convicted of assaulting her and sentenced to five years probation....
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Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez Give Props to Carly Rae Jepsen (watch!)

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez lead a passel of young Hollywood friends in a campy homemade shoutout to an up-and-coming Canadian singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen for her song “Call Me Maybe.” It’s not that Carly is entirely unknown. Since she posted the video for her song on YouTube last December she’s gotten more than 3.4 million views. But the Justin/Selena version has gotten 3.4 million views in just three days....

Rihanna, Cris Brown Birthday Cake Remix Ignites Uproar (listen!)

Rihanna and Chris Brown tweaked the noses of do-gooders, moralizers and scolds everywhere by releasing a remixed version of her song “Birthday Cake,” featuring new sexually charged verses by her and her abusive ex-boyfriend. Rihanna who turned 24 yesterday (Feb. 20) has apparently been seeing Brown on the sly although the extent of their relationship is unknown. Brown is supposed to be dating model Karrueche Tran....
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Beyonce Brings Heat in New Photos; Albums in Works (see!)

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have another mouth to feed with the arrival of baby Blue Ivy Carter, and both are back at work. Beyonce appears in a new spread in the February issue of Spain's DT magazine, and the duo are reportedly mapping out new albums. Lady Bey is already hard at working shedding her pregnancy pounds, and both she and Jay-Z are reportedly anxious to get back in the studio and crank out some new tunes....

Chris Brown Redeemed by Grammys; Does He Deserve It?

Rapper Chris Brown is getting no peace from critics, despite his impressive performance at the Grammy Awards and his win for Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. Does he deserve a second chance? It was three years ago on the eve of the 2009 Grammys when Brown violently assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna, leaving her battered and bruised while he fled the scene....
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Taylor Swift, Eddie Redmayne End It; What Went Wrong?

Love struck Taylor Swift appears to have struck out again. British actor Eddie Redmayne apparently has ended his relationship with the country singing queen. The catalyst: she reportedly missed getting a part in a movie. Redmayne and Swift were set to star together in new movie adaptation of "Les Miserables." But Swift, who was set to play Eponine, lost the part to stage actress Samantha Barks....

Jay-Z, Kanye Blast ‘N—-s in Paris’ in Strobe Blinding Video (watch!)

Jay-Z and Kanye West reprised their hit “N—-s in Paris,” from their Watch the Throne tour with a video made up of concert footage. It’s so loaded with kaleidoscopic effects and strobe lights it carries an epilepsy warning. The duo dropped the four-minute video on Vevo.com today (Feb. 9). West handled the direction and a run of live shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was used to generate the footage. Fans at the concerts had to watch them perform the song 10 times in a row....
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Kelly Clarkson Gives Anthem its Due at Super Bowl (watch!)

Kelly Clarkson, winner of American Idol’s first season, sang the Star Spangled Banner to open Super Bowl XXXXVI tonight (Feb. 5). She hit every note and sang every word and finally gave the song its proper due. Clarkson must have felt some pressure given last year’s performance by Christina Aguilera, who muffed the lyrics....
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Lana Del Rey First Look Vogue UK Cover! Record Sales Soar

Lana del Rey makes her first foray into fashion in a big way, grabbing the cover of the March issue of Vogue’s UK edition. England is going wild for the songstress even as she still trying to establish herself at home. Her album Born to Die was released on iTunes Jan. 27 and as a CD on Jan. 31. The music establishment trashed it. Rolling Stone gave it only two stars out of five, but may live to regret the review....
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Britney Spears: Behind Her 55-Hour Vegas Marriage (watch!)

Britney Spears seems finally to have found her match with agent/fiance Jason Trawick, but one ex-husband, Jason Alexander, says he was Brit’s real love, even if it was for only 55-hours. Spears and Alexander famously tied the knot in 2004 before following a Las Vegas romp. Their union was annulled after Brit’s management team stepped in and nipped the nuptials in the bud....
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Coldplay Takes on Teen Angst in Charlie Brown Video (watch!)

Chris Martin and Coldplay seem like an odd band to channel teen angst. But the new video for “Charlie Brown” is all about a restless, devil-may-care world where nothing matters but the music… and love. If the rave scene is a little clichéd, so be it. The point is about getting lost in the moment, forgetting the real world and its dismal reality and letting loose like there is no tomorrow....
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Lana Del Rey Does Letterman; Love Her? Hate Her? (watch!)

Lana del Rey is on the bubble after her spotty performance on “Saturday Night Live,” but seemed to redeem herself on David Letterman last night (Feb. 2). She seemed to recapture the haunting melodic sound of “Video Games” that was missing on SNL. Del Rey, 25, real name Elizabeth Grant, followed in the footsteps of Justin Bieber. She became an Internet phenomenon before she came to the attention of the music industry. That may be a strike against her....

Taylor Swift Squeaks in Beat Box Spot for Grammys (watch!)

Country queen Taylor Swift has been known to cross over audiences with her music, but she should draw the line on rap. Despite LL Cool J’s best efforts, Swift squeaks her part in a new Grammy commercial. Still it looked like it was good fun, and Taylor, 22, seems to have no problem laughing at herself at the end of the 30-second spot. Cool J, 44, will be hosting the 2012 Awards show, and Swift will be one of the feature performers along with Katy Perry, Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj ....
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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Wedding Behind the Scenes (watch)

Kristen Stewart was in the spotlight as Bella Swan during the the wedding scene with Robert Pattinson in Breaking Dawn Part 1. Director Bill Condon reveals how he filmed the penultimate scene in a new video. The behind the scenes Breaking Dawn video is part of the DVD package. It went viral today and provides some new insights into the scene that captured the imagination of Twilight fans....