Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kris Allen Welcomes Baby Boy With Wife Katy

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'American Idol' winner Kris Allen can now officially add the title of "dad" to his lengthy list of accomplishments. On Tuesday, July 30th, the 28-year-old crooner and his wife Katy welcomed their first child, a son named Oliver Neil Allen.

"Happy day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people," the singer tweeted to his followers. The delivery was just what the doctored ordered for the singer, who released his stellar 'Thank You Camilla' album to dismal sales last year and was involved in a car crash in January that resulted in the multiple surgeries for the star.

The accident happened right around the time the couple announced they were expecting, with Allen saying: "I am really excited. I’ve always wanted to be a dad. My wife already started buying him clothes like me. He’s already got some [fedoras]." Congrats!

Carrie Underwood Offers A Preview Of Her NFL 'Sunday Night Football' Theme

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Back in May, Carrie Underwood announced that she was replacing Faith Hill as the new 'Sunday Night Football' opener and after a lengthy wait, the first preview of her take on the track, "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night", has been released.

Putting her own spin on the tune, Underwood shows off her unmatched vocals and fiery attitude on the 45-second preview that leaves you wanting more in the best possible way. The full version can be heard when 'Sunday Night Football' kicks off on September 8th with the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, but until then, listen to the preview.

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Artist Of The Month: Robin Thicke

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With his new studio album 'Blurred Lines' currently in stores, Robin Thicke, who is on track to score his first No.1 album on the Billboard 200, earns the honor of becoming Celebrity Bug's Featured Artist of the Month for August 2013.

The set has already produced the biggest single of summer in the form of its title track, "Blurred Lines", which hit No.1 on Billboard Hot 100 and has remained there for the eight consecutive weeks. Watch the multi-platinum single's music video beneath:

Video: Nelly Featuring Nicki Minaj - 'Get Like Me'

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Nelly has not had a easy time scoring a hit big enough to warrant the release of his seventh studio album 'M.O.', so after two failed singles, the St.Louis rapper recruits Nicki Minaj and Pharrell for his latest release, "Get Like Me".

The black-and-white video, which was directed by Collin Tiley, is more about the energy between the three stars, at least according to the Nelly, who has penciled in his album for a September 30th release. Watch the newly-released video and sound off beneath:

Jennifer Aniston Gets Gorgeous For 'Glamour'

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Jennifer Aniston, who will next be seen in the comedy 'We Are the Millers' on August 7th, get dressed up and shows off her gorgeous legs for the September 2013 issue of Glamour magazine, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, August 6th.

For the interview, the 44-year-old beauty participates in a Q&A session with her co-star Jason Sudeikis and opens up about her fiance Justin Theroux, his paternal instincts and why she now believes that happiness is a choice. Read some excerpts beneath:

On Happiness:
"You can undo a lot of things. If you're not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That the thing I really feel."

On Her Fiance, Justin Theroux, & His Paternal Instincts:
"Justin has extremely amazing paternal instincts. Because [growing up] he had to sort of become the parent. I think when you have to become a parent when you're a younger person, you learn those instincts."

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Robin Thicke Brings 'Blurred Lines' To 'Today'

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You can't help but be happy when a guy as talented as Robin Thicke finally breaks through and has a team behind him strong enough to capitalize on the singer's first No.1 single, "Blurred Lines", which has spent seven weeks at the summit.

The crooner stopped by 'The Today Show', where he performed the biggest song of the summer from his newly-released album of the same name, as well as, "Take It Easy On Me", another cut from his sixth studio set. Watch both of his performances beneath:

"Blurred Lines"

"Take It Easy On Me"

Ashanti Announces Another 'BraveHeart' Delay

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The approach for Ashanti's fifth studio album, 'BraveHeart', has been one big giant mess from the beginning and has shown that her team clearly isn't competent enough to launch an album, but today (July 30th), the campaign sunk even further into the ground with an untimely announcement by the Grammy-winning songstress.

"Hey y’all! So Braveheart is NOT coming out today we have clearances & legalities to take of… It costs to be the boss!!! This CEO sh*t is Not A Game! Lol looking like September," the 32-year-old wrote on a new Instagram post featuring a newly-released and absolutely stunning promotional photo for the much-delayed set. The album may be one big joke at this point, but the artwork this era, ranks as the best of her career.

Watch her video and think about all of the decisions she "Never Should Have" made:

RC Ashanti

Video: Justin Timberlake - 'Take Back the Night'

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Despite 'The 20/20 Experience' still occupying a place in the top 10 and standing as the biggest-selling album of 2013, Justin Timberlake is ready to move on to the second installment and as a result, he has released the video for "Take Back the Night".

The Michael Jackson-inspired single is the first lifted from 'The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)', which will be released on September 30th, and the video also seems to play on some of his idol's past work. Watch the new video and spot the MJ similarities beneath:

Album Stream: Chante Moore - 'Moore Is More'

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R&B vocalist Chante Moore returned to records stores today (July 30th) with 'Moore Is More', her sixth solo studio album (eighth overall, given she released two with ex-husband Kenny Lattimore), but if you were on the fence about purchasing it or not, the full album has been made available to help you come to a final decision.

The album, which is preceded by the single "Talking In My Sleep", is a therapeutic process for Moore, who told Soul Music: "I am having fun being able to sing about things that I can’t talk about. There are break-up issues and emotions that I feel regarding my last marriage. There’s lots of things that just aren’t even proper to even say out loud, except I can sing about them because it just makes more sense". Listen beneath:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Katy Perry Unveils Album Title & Release Date

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Katy Perry knows how to make a big statement. Instead of using the traditional methods to announce her new album, the 28-year-old superstar utilized a giant golden truck to reveal the album title and the forthcoming disc's release date.

The giant golden truck with "Katy Perry - Prism - 10-22-13" bolstered on its sides, top and back was spotted in Los Angeles, California on Monday, July 30th, and was pointed out on Twitter by the singer's pal Adam Lambert. In April, Perry revealed that she was hard at work on the 'Teenage Dream' follow-up, with Max Martin, Dr. Luke and Greg Wells. More details on the project are scheduled to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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New Music: R. Kelly Feat. 2 Chainz - 'My Story'

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Normally when singers choose to tell the story of their rise from rags to riches some lyrical substance is involved, but leave to R. Kelly, who stands as one of R&B's greatest, to take the formula and completely water it down on his new single, "My Story".

Featuring rapper 2 Chainz, the single, which he previewed during his performance at the 2013 BET Awards, is set to be featured on his forthcoming album 'Black Panties', which follows his 2012 misfire 'Write Me Back'. Listen to the generic single beneath:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Single Cover: Lady GaGa - 'Applause'

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Shortly after confirming that the title of her new single is "Applause", Lady GaGa issued her fans yet another gift by revealing the accompanying artwork, which was shot by the video's directors Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Of the single, which was co-written by DJ White Shadow and will premiere on August 19th, the 27-year-old superstar says: "In my heart of hearts as I was writing, I knew that if I asked [the fans] to cheer for me before I sang or if I alluded to the fact that they would cheer for me before I sang....They do that all the time for me; before I even open my mouth, the fans start cheering for me. And so this exclamation, 'Give me that thing that I love. Give it to me. I’m ready, start the music.' I'm from New York. I've worked since I was a five-year-old to be a performer. All my life. I deserve to be here. I'm ready."

The singer has already lined up her first performance of the single at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th and her third studio album, 'ARTPOP', will be massively rolled out into stores on November 11th courtesy of Interscope Records.

Ashanti Performs 'Never Should Have' On 'Katie'

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It has been nearly two years since Ashanti announced that her fifth studio album, 'BraveHeart', would be released independently and now, the singer is learning the hard way that to be a factor in the industry you need a major label behind you.

For her appearance on 'Katie', the struggling songstress performed her latest single, "Never Should Have", which has failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 despite being featured on seventh season finale of 'Army Wives'. Watch her performance beneath:

TLC Bring Out Lil Mama At VH1 Mixtape Festival

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The surviving members of TLC welcomed Lil' Mama, who portrays fallen member Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes in the upcoming television movie 'CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story', to the stage for their performances at the VH1 Mixtape Festival.

After T-Boz and Chilli lip-synced their way through some of their past material, the 23-year-old appeared during "No Scrubs", where she mimed the part originally rapped by Lopes and out danced both of the founding members. While she fits in with the group nicely, it simply does not make any sense to have her there if she is just going to pretend to do her Left Eye's parts. Watch their odd showing at Mixtape Festival beneath:

"FanMail", "Come Get Some", "Hat 2 Da Back" & "Ain’t too Proud To Beg"

"No Scrubs"


Lady Gaga Poses Nude For New 'ARTPOP' Promo Photo, Books 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

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Mother Monster is gearing up for her grand return and as usual, she is pulling out all the stops for her forthcoming studio album, 'ARTPOP', for which, she poses in the nude for the latest promotional photo to aid the disc's brewing campaign.

Additionally, Lady GaGa has been announced as the first performer for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, where she will perform the first single, which is rumored to be titled "Applause". The show will be held at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on August 25th, and Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will each vie for six Moon-Men. Watch her get bloody with her first VMA performance in 2009 beneath:

Track List: Chante Moore - 'Moore Is More'

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If there was a list of underrated vocalists, Chante Moore would be at the head of the class, given the 'R&B Divas LA' star has shown that her voice is refined enough to handle the tender moments and strong enough to evoke power.

With her new album 'Moore Is More' set to be released on Tuesday (July 30th), the stunning 46-year-old has issued the official track listing for the forthcoming studio set, which will be independently released through Shanachie Entertainment. Peep the titles of the disc's eleven songs and listen to the first single, "Talking In My Sleep", beneath:


01. Baby Can I Touch Your Body
02. Talking in My Sleep
03. Alone
04. Don’t Make Me Laugh
05. Doctor Doctor
06. Mrs. Under, Stood
07. On and On
08. Giving You My Always
09. Jesus, I Want You
10. Cry Me a River

Lil' Kim Readies 'Hard Core: Back 2 Da Streetz'

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Lil' Kim has yet to release a follow-up to her critically-acclaimed 'The Naked Truth' album and it doesn't seem like she plans to anytime soon. Instead, the iconic female emcee has announced a new mixtape, 'Hard Core: Back 2 Da Streetz'.

The newly-announced mixtape plays off of her legendary debut album 'Hard Core', which was released in 1996 and made history at the time as the highest debut for a female rap album on the Billboard 200. The album debuted at No.11 on the all-genre chart and went on to be certified double-platinum by the RIAA.

Sneak Peek: 'CrazySexyCool - The TLC Story'

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When Drew Sidora, Lil' Mama and Keke Palmer were initially cast as TLC, the most successful R&B group of all-time, it left a bad taste in the mouth of a bulk of the trio's fans, but if the first preview is any indication, the casting was spot on.

The original television movie, which will air on VH1 in October and sees surviving members Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozanda 'Chilli' Thomas serve as executive producers, will chronicle their success, bankruptcy, illness, fights and the unexpected death of original member Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes. Watch the first preview beneath:

Album Cover: Mary J. Blige - 'A Mary Christmas'

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The Queen of Hip-Hop-Soul, Mary J. Blige, has enlisted mega-producer David Foster for her first holiday collection, 'A Mary Christmas', which is scheduled to be released in October. Foster has previously helmed yuletide albums for Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli.

The holiday set featuring her interpretations of classic holiday tunes will be the diva's 11th studio album, and is expected to feature appearances by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Barbra Streisand ("When You Wish Upon a Star").

J. Cole Performs 'Power Trip' On 'The View'

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Continuing to defy the odds of a sophomore slump with his 'Born Sinner' album, J. Cole stopped by Tuesday's episode of 'The View', where he performed his single "Power Trip" and apologized for using offensive lyrics about autism.

"As rappers, sometimes we try to play with words and be so clever and we take pride, but in this particular instance, it wasn’t clever, it was actually offensive," Cole said to co-host Sherri Shepherd, who happens to have an autistic. "The more I educated myself, the more embarrassed I got about it." Watch his performance of the show beneath:

K. Michelle Sings 'V.S.O.P.' On 'Wendy Williams', Issues 'Rebellious Soul' Album Sampler

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With the August 13th release date of 'Rebellious Soul' looming closer, K. Michelle stopped by 'The Wendy Williams Show' last week to perform her single "V.S.O.P", and during her visit, the songstress also dropped a couple of other bombshells.

Aside from confirming the current season of 'Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta' will be her last, the star also revealed that she has her own reality show in the works and that she is dating Indiana Pacers player Lance Stephenson. Peep her performance beneath:

This past week also saw her release an five-track sampler of material from her forthcoming debut studio disc, 'Rebellious Soul'. Listen to the soulful previews beneath:

Video: Kelly Rowland - 'Dirty Laundry'

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R&B songstress Kelly Rowland tells her story, which includes jealously over Beyonce's solo success and being involved in an abusive relationship, in the official music video for "Dirty Laundry", the most-personal single of her solo career.

The song was written by The-Dream and is featured on her recently-released album 'Talk A Good Game', while the dramatic video, which sees her washing her pain away, was crafted by Sarah McColgan. Peep the video for the candid single beneath:

Saturday, July 27, 2013

New Music: Chris Brown Featuring Nicki Minaj - 'Love More' | Announces 'X' Release Date

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After debuting the track in his opening performance at the 2013 BET Awards, Chris Brown has finally issued the official studio version of "No Love", which features Nicki Minaj and is the latest single to be released from his new album 'X'.

Produced by The Fr3shmen, the single follows "Fine China" and the Aaliyah-assisted "Don't Think They Know", and aside from Minaj, he has an all-star guest list on board from the album's August 26th release date including Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, B.o.B. and Wiz Khalifa. Take a listen to his latest single release beneath:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominations

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Neil Patrick Harris and Aaron Paul joined forces to announce the nominations for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, July 18th, and for the second consecutive year 'American Horror Story: Asylum' leads the field of nominees with an astonishing 17 nominations.

Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Kevin Spacey, Don Cheadle, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Claire Danes and Kerry Washington were among the stars that heard their names called and the later, who became the first black woman to be nominated in the Lead Actress category since Cicely Tyson for 'Sweet Justice' in 1995.

"I am endlessly grateful to Shonda Rhimes and the entire cast and crew of Scandal," Washington told Us Weekly in a statement. "It is humbling to be nominated in the company of such extraordinarily talented and accomplished women and I am thankful to the Academy for this honor and privilege." Peep all of the major nominees beneath:


Outstanding Drama Series:
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Homeland" (Showtime)
"House of Cards" (Netflix)
"Mad Men" (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire"
Jonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Comedy Series:
"30 Rock" (NBC)
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Girls" (HBO)
"Louie" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Veep" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Adam Driver, "Girls"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
Tony Hale, "Veep"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:
"American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX)
"Behind the Candelabra" (HBO)
"The Bible" (History)
"Phil Spector" (HBO)
"Political Animals" (USA)
"Top of the Lake" (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
Toby Jones, "The Girl"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade's End"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter"
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Zachary Quinto, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Scott Bakula, "Behind the Candelabra"
John Benjamin Hickey, "The Big C: Hereafter"
Peter Mullan, "Top of the Lake"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Imelda Staunton, "The Girl"
Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals"
Charlotte Rampling, "Restless"
Alfre Woodard, "Steel Magnolias"

Outstanding Variety Series:
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC)
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (NBC)
"Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program:
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
Tom Bergeron, "Dancing with the Stars"
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program:
"The Amazing Race" (CBS)
"Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)
"The Voice" (NBC)

Outstanding Reality Program:
"Antiques Roadshow" (PBS)
"Deadliest Catch" (Discovery Channel)
"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (Food Network)
"MythBusters" (Discovery Channel)
"Shark Tank" (ABC)
"Undercover Boss" (CBS)

Outstanding Animated Program:
"Bob's Burgers" (Fox)
"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (Nickelodeon)
"Regular Show" (Cartoon Network)
"The Simpsons"
"South Park"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Bob Newhart, "The Big Bang Theory"
Nathan Lane, "Modern Family"
Bobby Cannavale, "Nurse Jackie"
Louis C.K., "Saturday Night Live"
Justin Timberlake, "Saturday Night Live"
Will Forte, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Molly Shannon, "Enlightened"
Dot-Marie Jones, "Glee"
Melissa Leo, "Louie"
Melissa McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live"
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
Elaine Stritch, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Nathan Lane, "The Good Wife"
Michael J. Fox, "The Good Wife"
Rupert Friend, "Homeland"
Robert Morse, "Mad Men"
Harry Hamlin, "Mad Men"
Dan Bucatinsky, "Scandal"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Margo Martindale, "The Americans"
Diana Rigg, "Game of Thrones"
Carrie Preston, "The Good Wife"
Linda Cardellini, "Mad Men"
Jane Fonda, "The Newsroom"
Joan Cusack, "Shameless"


Fifth Harmony Light Up 'The Today Show'

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Fifth Harmony, who placed third on the sophomore season of 'The X Factor', lit up the stage in their first televised performance of their brand new singles, "Miss Movin' On" and "Me & My Girls", on 'The Today Show', on Thursday, July 18th.

Both singles are expected to featured on their upcoming studio album, which has yet to be titled and will hit stores via Epic Records later this year. Performances beneath:

US Charts: Jay-Z Takes 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' To No.1, Ciara's Comeback Falls Short

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Despite his unorthodox approach, uncounted Samsung sales and not a single televised performance, Jay-Z defied the odds and sold a whopping 528,000 copies of 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' in its first week of release to land his 13th leader.

Ciara, on the other hand, lands at No.2, but with measly sales that only totaled 59,000 copies, which does mark a vast improvement over the 37,000 that bought her last album, 2010's 'Basic Instinct'. Still, the low figure is quite disappointing considering her heavy promotional campaign that included a week-long residency on '106 & Park'.

Billboard 200

01. Jay-Z - 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' (528,000)

02. Ciara - 'Ciara' (59,000)

03. J. Cole – 'Born Sinner' (40,000)

04. Florida Georgia Line - 'Here's To the Good Times' (33,000)

05. Imagine Dragons – 'Night Visions' (33,000)

06. Kanye West – 'Yeezus' (29,000)

07. Wale - 'The Gifted' (28,000)

08. Skylar Grey - 'Don't Look Down' (24,000)

09. Daft Punk – 'Random Access Memories' (23,000)

10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 'The Heist' (23,000)

2013 MTV Video Music Awards: Nominations

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As if Justin Timberlake's musical comeback wasn't already an undeniable success, the crooner, who will issue the second part to 'The 20/20 Experience' on September 30th, has just scored 6 nominations for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

The "Suit & Tie" stud leads the nominees with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who also racked up 6 nominations, while Bruno Mars follows closely behind with 4 nods.

Pink, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and Thirty Seconds To Mars each picked up three, and the complete list also saw Taylor Swift, Drake, Calvin Harris and Fun nab multiple nominations heading up to the big show, which is set for Sunday, August 25th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Peep the complete list of nominations for the show beneath:


Video of the Year
» Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
» Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
» Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Best Hip Hop Video
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
» Drake, "Started From The Bottom"
» Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"
» A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, "F--kin' Problems"
» J. Cole feat. Miguel, "Power Trip"

Best Male Video
» Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
» Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
» Ed Sheeran, "Lego House"
» Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"

Best Female Video
» Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"
» Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
» Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"
» Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"

Best Pop Video
» Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
» Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
» Fun., "Carry On"
» Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
» Selena Gomez, "Come and Get It"

Artist To Watch, Presented by Taco Bell
» Twenty One Pilots, "Holding On To You"
» Zedd feat. Foxes, "Clarity"
» Austin Mahone, "What About Love"
» The Weeknd, "Wicked Games"
» Iggy Azalea, "Work"

Best Collaboration
» Justin Timberlake, feat. Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"
» Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, "Feel This Moment"
» Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, "I Need Your Love"
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"

Best Video With A Social Message
» Kelly Clarkson, "People Like Us"
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love"
» Snoop Lion, "No Guns Allowed"
» Miguel, "Candles in the Sun"
» Beyoncé, "I Was Here"

Best Rock Video
» Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"
» Fall Out Boy, "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
» Mumford & Sons, "I Will Wait"
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"
» Vampire Weekend, "Diane Young"

Best Art Direction
» Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"
» Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N"
» Lana Del Rey, "National Anthem"
» Alt-J, "Tesselate"

Best Choreography
» Chris Brown, "Fine China"
» Ciara, "Body Party"
» Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull, "Live It Up"
» feat. Justin Bieber, "#thatPOWER"
» Bruno Mars, "Treasure"

Best Cinematography
» Thirty Seconds To Mars, "Up in the Air"
» Lana Del Rey, "Ride"
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
» A-Trak & Tommy Trash, "Tuna Melt"

Best Direction
» Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, "Suit & Tie"
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
» Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sacrilege"
» Fun., "Carry On"
» Drake, "Started From The Bottom"

Best Editing
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"
» Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, "Sweet Nothing"
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, "Can't Hold Us"
» Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
» Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"

Best Visual Effects
» Capital Cities, "Safe and Sound"
» Duck Sauce, "It's You"
» Flying Lotus, "Tony Tortures"
» Skrillex feat. the Doors "Breakn' a Sweat"
» The Weeknd "Wicked Games"

Your Thoughts?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Couples Of 2013

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President Barack Obama and his leading lady Michelle have publicly shown their love with both their actions, words and undeniable support for each other, so it should come as no surprise that the couple regain their spot at the top of our Top Couples list.

Other couples featured on the annual list include Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, music's top couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, newlyweds Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, parents-to-be Josh Duhamel and Fergie, and more. Peep the complete list beneath:


01. President Barack & Michelle Obama
02. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
03. Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman
04. Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter & Beyonce Knowles-Carter
05. Olivier Martinez & Halle Berry
06. Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively
07. David & Victoria Beckham
08. Josh Duhamel & Fergie
09. Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
10. Kobe & Vanessa Bryant

Video: K. Michelle - 'I Don't Like Me'

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'Rebellious Soul' singer K. Michelle takes a long and hard look at her insecurities in the emotional video for "I Don't Like Me", the third of eleven tracks featured on her forthcoming album, which is scheduled to hit stores on August 13th.

"Cause all that I can see is she’s prettier than me / Damn, I wish I had her body / I can hear my self-esteem / I don’t like me," the red-haired star sings as not suitable for work scenes tell the story of a girl suffering from low self-esteem. Watch beneath:

Beyoncé Adds 'Bow Down' To The 'Mrs. Carter' Set List In Houston, Previews New Video

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Beyoncé brought 'The Mrs. Carter Show: World Tour' to her hometown of Houston, Texas, on Monday, July 15th, and as a special treat, the superstar performed her controversial "Bow Down" single for the excited audience.

The performance started with sounding bites playing concerning the rumors of her excessive wigs, outrageous tour demands and that she didn't give birth to Blue Ivy, before she blazed into choreography. Watch her first performance of the track below:

Earlier in the day, the self-proclaimed King B also posted a very short snippet of the video for the Hit-Boy-produced anthem with her sporting gold grill. Check it out beneath:

K. Michelle Bares 'Rebellious Soul' Cover Art

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Soul songstress K. Michelle is wisely using her role on 'Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta', to plug her debut studio album, 'Rebellious Soul'. The reality starlet unveiled the album cover and track listing for the set during Monday's episode of the show.

Preceded by the lead single "V.S.O.P.", the absolutely atrocious artwork features her in a sexy black gown surrounded by roses, candlelight and a few glasses of wine, while the track list features production from Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly and more.


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Video: Fifth Harmony - 'Miss Movin' On'

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Yesterday (July 15th), Fifth Harmony kicked off their 'Harmonize America Mall Tour' and the quintet also premiered the official video for "Miss Movin' On", the lead single taken from their forthcoming debut album, which is due later this year.

The standouts from the sophomore season of 'The X Factor' elect to simply have fun in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed music video as they hang out, share laughs and rides, and begin to move forward with their life. Watch the newly-released video beneath:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Rihanna Entertains The Crowd At 'T In The Park'

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Performing for a packed crowd, Rihanna delivered a entertaining set at 'T in the Park', which aired on BBC on Saturday night and saw the Barbados-born superstar perform several songs from her first No.1 album 'Unapologetic'.

She opened her set with "What Now", before transitioning into "Stay" and her No.1 single "Diamonds", as the crowd held on to her every word and sung along.

Mariah Carey Accessorizes Her Injury At 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert

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There are divas and then, there is Mariah Carey. Despite her arm injury, the singer and her declining five-octave vocal range took to the stage with the New York Philharmonic at the MLB's All-Star Charity Concert in Central Park on Saturday, July 13th.

"This is us being creative. We don't wanna be seen in a sling," the 43-year-old singer said about one of the three fashion accessories she wore. "Is this working? Do we like it? Is it too much fullness? I'm doing the best with what I got - seriously."

For her four-song set, she performed "My All", "Hero", "#Beautiful" and surprised the audience with a standout from her classic 'Daydream' album, "Looking In".

"I'm gonna sing a song from the 'Daydream' album I've never sung before," Mariah said as she introduced the emotional song. "Do we have anyone from the Lambly in the house? I wrote it in about 15 minutes, and it requires a bit more stability than I have right now. I kinda got in trouble for writing this song so I'm gonna try." Watch it all beneath:

"My All"



"Looking In"

New Music: Fifth Harmony - 'Me And My Girls'

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Fifth Harmony is gearing up for the kickoff of their Harmonize America Mall Tour on Monday, July 15th, but before the quintet hits the road, they have released a brand new song, "Me & My Girls", which follows their debut single "Miss Movin' On".

The group name checks some of pop music's brightest stars including Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, One Direction and Justin Bieber on the cut, which is expected to be featured on their upcoming as-yet-untitled debut studio album. Take a listen beneath:

Halle Berry Marries Olivier Martinez In France

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Marking her third trip down the aisle, Academy Award-winning actress and expectant mom Halle Berry, 46, married French film star Olivier Martinez, 47, at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France on Saturday (July 13th), her rep confirms.

The actress was previously married to baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet, and after both marriages ended in divorce due to infidelity, the jaw-dropping beauty vowed to never walk down the aisle again, telling Oprah Winfrey in a 2004 interview, "I will never marry again", and repating those comments to InStyle in 2007.

Read more about Berry's trip down the aisle to her leading man of three years beneath:

Halle Berry Is Married

Never say never. Halle Berry is a bride once more.

The expectant Oscar-winner, 46, wed French film star Olivier Martinez, 47, Saturday at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France, her rep officially confirms to PEOPLE.

The ceremony took place in a small chateau, where, in accordance with French law, a civil union was held (at 4 p.m.), followed by a religious ceremony at 5:30 at the chapel in the village.

Among the 60 people, mostly close friends, in attendance were the groom's mother Rosemarie and brother Vincent. Dinner was held under an arbor, and there was a fireworks display.

Six years ago the Oscar winner told InStyle, "I will never, never get married again." But four days ago the duo boarded a flight to Paris with Berry's daughter, 5-year-old Nahla.

The pair met in 2010 while co-starring in Dark Tide. Although the movie was a flop, their chemistry has been red-hot ever since their romance spilled off-screen.

"She has called him 'The One,' " says Sophie Dulac, president of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, which the couple attended together in Martinez's native Paris last month. "She's said she never expected to meet this Frenchman, to fall in love like she has."

"They seem truly in love," Dulac also said. "I've known Olivier very well and have never seen him like this."

The crinkle-eyed Frenchman proposed in early 2012 and presented Berry with an emerald engagement ring by Paris designer Robert Mazlo.

In April, the couple revealed they're expecting their first child together – a boy – early this fall, an unexpected joy Berry has called "the biggest surprise of my life." The baby will join big sister Nahla, Berry's daughter with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey.

This marks Berry's third trip down the aisle. She was previously married to baseball player David Justice in the early 1990s and to singer Eric Benét in the early 2000s.

This is a first marriage for Martinez, who previously dated singer Kylie Minogue.

Video: Luke Bryan - 'Crash My Party'

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Country cutie Luke Bryan plans a special night for his real-life wife and mistakenly alters another couple's path in the official video for "Crash My Party", the lead single and title track from his forthcoming fourth studio album, which is due on August 13th.

The single currently sits atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart and the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year's video was directed by Shaun Silva. Watch the video below:

Behind The Scenes

Album Cover: John Legend - 'Love In The Future'

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Soul crooner John Legend has revealed the cover art and track listing for 'Love in the Future', his fourth solo studio album, which is scheduled to arrive in stores and online on September 3rd courtesy of on G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records.

The album, which is produced by nine-time Grammy winner with Kanye West and Dave Tozer, will include the Rick Ross-assisted first single "Who Do We Think We Are", and the soundtrack to the 2014 Chevy Impala, the second single "Made to Love".


01. Love in the Future (Intro)
02. The Beginning…
03. Open Your Eyes
04. Made to Love
05. Who Do We Think We Are (Featuring Rick Ross)
06. All of Me
07. Hold on Longer
08. Save the Night
09. Tomorrow
10. What If I Told You? (Interlude)
11. Dreams
12. Wanna Be Loved
13. Angel (Interlude Featuring Stacy Barthe)
14. You & I (Nobody in the World)
15. Asylum
16. Caught Up

Deluxe Edition
17. So Gone
18. We Loved It (Featuring Seal)
19. Aim High
20. For the First Time

Watch the official video for "Who Do We Think We Are", featuring Rick Ross, beneath:

Ciara & Future Have A 'Body Party' On 'Fallon'

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After ending her week-long resident on '106& Park', Ciara made her way over to 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon', to deliver a sexy performance of "Body Party", the hit single from her newly-release studio album, which is headed for a Top 5 debut.

With the assistance of her boyfriend, Future, and The Roots, unleashed her best Janet Jackson impression as she put on a seductive performance and gave the audience a slight preview of them as a couple. Watch their "Body Party" beneath:

Ciara Guests On '106 & Park', Day 5

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On Friday (July 10th), Ciara ended her week-long residency at '106 & Park' as a part of the promotional efforts for her newly-released album, 'Ciara'.

For her fifth and final day on the show, the singer get showered with love from the crowd including an overly-emotional fan, as well as, issued a video preview and the first live performance of "Super Turnt Up". Watch all of the action from the show beneath:


Video Preview: "Super Turnt Up"

Performance: "Super Turnt Up"

Album Cover: Chante Moore - 'Moore Is More'

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R&B songbird Chante Moore is truly one of music's most underrated voices and although her success doesn't match that of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Toni Braxton, it definitely isn't indicative of her immense talent.

While out promoting the inaugural season of 'R&B Divas LA', the singer, who has unveiled the album artwork for her new 'Moore Is More' album, talked with ABC 7 Chicago about her projects and performed her new single "Talking In My Sleep".

Rest In Peace: Cory Monteith Dies At 31

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Cory Monteith, who is best known for his portrayal of Finn on 'Glee', was found dead at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouveron Saturday, July 13th, at the age of 31. Although the actor has admittedly dealt with substance addictions, the cause of death has yet to be revealed. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, July 15th.

"We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate," his representative said in a statement. "We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss." Read the full report on his heartbreaking death via People beneath:

Glee Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday. He was 31.

"We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate," his rep said in a statement. "We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."

The cause of death was not immediately apparent, and an autopsy was set for Monday. Police said there were no indications of foul play but would not discuss what, if anything, was found in room.

According to police, the actor was out Friday night with friends and returned to his 21st floor room in the early morning hours.

"There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier (Friday) night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died," said Acting Police Chief Doug LePard

Monteith had checked in July 6. He was due to check out Saturday.

"When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body," said LePard.

It was also said that he had been dead for several hours by the time his body was discovered.

"We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions," said the acting chief. "Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation."

LePard added: "On behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith. As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death."

Born in Calgary, Monteith began his acting career in Vancouver, and was cast as Finn Hudson on the Fox musical series when it debuted in 2009.

Earlier this year, Monteith admitted himself into a facility for substance addiction. He was released in April.
Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Music: Justin Timberlake - 'Take Back The Night' | Performs At 2013 Wireless Festival

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After teasing fans with a 10-second preview of his new music, Justin Timberlake has stopped torturing us and finally unveiled the full studio recording for "Take Back the Night", the lead single from 'The 20/20 Experience, Part 2 of 2'.

The single sees the superstar doing his best Michael Jackson impressive and despite its familiarity, it is a complete and utter winner, and only makes us more anxious to see what he will be serving up on September 30th. Listen to the studio recording beneath:

On Friday (July 12th), just hours after its debut, the 32-year-old stud performed the new single at the 2013 Wireless Festival in London. Watch the performance beneath:

Lady GaGa Announces 'ARTPOP' Release Date

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Little monsters put your paws up, because your leader has announced her return. After taking some time out of the spotlight, Lady GaGa will release her brand new album, 'ARTPOP', on November 11th, with its lead single arrive on August 19th.

The massivecampaign for the forthcoming album has already begun with the singer revealing details about the project and its release, which will include a innovative app that will present users with a new interactive interface. Read all the details beneath:

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Ciara Guests On '106 & Park', Day 4

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On Thursday (July 10th), Ciara continued her week-long residency at '106 & Park' as a part of the promotional efforts for her newly-released album, 'Ciara'.

For her fourth day on the show, the 27-year-old dancer performed a medley of hits from her first two albums, 'Goodies' & 'The Evolution', including "Goodies", "Promise" and "Oh", the latter with assistance from Ludacris. Watch her performance beneath: