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Kris Allen Sings 'Better With You' For Gnome Studio Sessions

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With his band and a cute puppy in tow, 'American Idol' champion Kris Allen performed "Better With You", from his criminally-unrated 'Thank You Camellia' album, as part of his bi-weekly series for Gnome Studio Sessions. Watch the ridiculous cute performance beneath:


Top 10 Couples Of 2015

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Power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West lead our seventh annual list of the Top 10 Couples, in a successful year that saw the duo land their first joint fashion campaign.

This is the couple's second consecutive year at the summit and some of the other celebrity couples featured on the list include new parents Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston, Jay Z and Beyonce, and more. Peep the full list beneath:

CELEBRITY BUG'S TOP 10 CELEBRITY COUPLES OF 2015

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian - *** Top Couple of 2015 ***

Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union
Justin Theroux & Jennifer Aniston
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Mike Fisher & Carrie Underwood
Olivier Martinez & Halle Berry
President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama
Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively
Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter & Beyonce Knowles-Carter
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith

'Southpaw' Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Buffs Up For Knockout Boxing Pic



After completely transforming his body for 'Nightcrawler', a superb performance and film, Jake Gyllenhaal digs deep yet again and gains 15 pounds of pure muscle to play Junior Middleweight champ Billy 'The Great' Hope in 'Southpaw', which just released its first trailer.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and slated for release on July 31st by The Weinstein Company, the film is a gritty story of redemption that sees his character slowly lose control of his life and custody of his daughter after experiencing personal tragedy. Watch the exceptional trailer below:

Kerry Washington Covers 'The Edit'

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Kerry Washington is racking up the magazine covers. After stunning covers for Marie Claire and Ebony, the star is white-hot as she covers Net-A-Porter's The Edit this week and talks about how she gets into character to play Olivia Pope on 'Scandal'.

"The biggest thing for me are the shoes," she says. "I’ll wear Uggs around set, but I can’t rehearse a scene in them because I don’t feel like Olivia until I put the shoes on. Shoes define how you walk in the world and how you stand, like: what is your posture in life?"

As for her day-to-day life, she says there is much more balance and depends on her mood. Adding, "For the red carpet, I’m totally a stiletto girl. But in the rest of my life, I'd say I'm 50/50. I love a good heel, but I also have a really great sneaker collection. That's the Bronx girl in me."

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Idris Elba, Robert Pattinson & James Franco To Star In 'The Trap'

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Talk about star power!!! Idris Elba has closed a deal to co-star opposite Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Al Pacino in 'The Trap', a film that will be directed by Harmony Korine (second from the left above) and is in negotiations with Focus Features to distribute.

The film, which is expected to be released in 2016, is set against the backdrop of the Miami music scene and see Benicio Del Toro playing an ex-con out for revenge against a rapper and former friend (Elba) who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.

Franco will play the role of Elba's drug-addled manager and Pacino will play Del Toro's parole officer, while Pattinson is in line to play a surfer who helps Del Toro exact revenge. Interesting!!!

New Music: Rihanna - 'Bitch Better Have My Money'



Pop superstar Rihanna makes the rules and turn up on her brand new single "Bitch Better Have My Money", also referred to as "BBHMM", which premiered today.

The club banger, which see RiRi boasting about her dominance, was produced by Deputy and serves as a drastic shift from "FourFiveSeconds", her acoustic collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Both songs hail from her as-yet-untitled eighth album and she will perform the song for the first time at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. Listen beneath:

Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction



Zayn Malik, one-fifth of super-group, One Direction is going in a different direction than his bandmates and announced today (March 25th), that he will be leaving the group.

"My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world," he said in a statement posted on the boy band's official Facebook.

The remaining four members will continue as a quartet and supported Malik's decision, saying: "We’re really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future. The past five years have been beyond amazing, we’ve gone through so much together, so we will always be friends. The four of us will now continue. We’re looking forward to recording the new album and seeing all the fans on the next stage of the world tour."

Simon Cowell, who formed the boy band on 'The X Factor' in 2010, echoed the guys' words with his statement. "I would like to say thank you to Zayn for everything he has done for One Direction. Since I first met Zayn in 2010, I have grown very, very fond – and immensely proud – of him. I have seen him grow in confidence and I am truly sorry to see him leave."

He continued, "As for One Direction, fans can rest assured that Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis are hugely excited about the future of the band." Best of luck to Zayn and One Direction!!!

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Video: Christina Milian - 'We Ain't Worried'

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With her reality show 'Christina Milian Turned Up' now wrapped, Christina Milian is turning her focus to music with the release of the official music video for "We Ain't Worried", the new single from her upcoming album, which is set for release later this year.

Opening with "we are pop culture" tagline, the video, directed by Mykel Monroe, shows Milian in the kitchen baking, before she is joined by her girls for a dance party. Watch it beneath:


Kendrick Lamar Earns First No.1 Album

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Compton MC Kendrick Lamar rules the chart this week as his newest studio album, 'To Pimp A Butterfly', which was released a week early, races to the top of the Billboard 200 with 363,000 equivalent album units including 324,000 in actual sales.

The set, which is his second full-length major label effort and the first chart-topper of his career, was released through Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Records and set a first-day streaming record on Spotify with 9.6 million listens. Take a look at this week's Top 10 Albums beneath:

Billboard 200

01. Kendrick Lamar, 'To Pimp a Butterfly' – 363,000
02. Empire Soundtrack – 110,000
03. Modest Mouse, 'Strangers to Ourselves' – 77,000
04. Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack – 60,000
05. Taylor Swift, '1989' – 56,000
06. Drake, 'If You're Reading This It’s Too Late' – 52,000
07. Ed Sheeran, 'x' – 49,000
08. Marina and the Diamonds, 'Froot' – 46,000
09. Sam Smith, 'In the Lonely Hour' – 46,000
10. Maroon 5, 'V' – 44,000

Britney Spears & Her Boys Cover 'People', New Single Set For May



After some personal struggles, Britney Spears has spent the past few years reclaiming her life and admits in the April 6th issue of People magazine, which she covers with her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, that she is finally in a really good place.

"I'm the happiest I’ve ever been," Spears, 33, tells the publication in this week's cover story, where she also talks about Charlie Ebersol, her producer boyfriend of six months.

While she admits that her two boys are her top priority, the 33-year-old singer is also gearing up to release her new music. "Pretty Girls", her new single with rapper Iggy Azalea, is slated to premiere on May 5th with a music video and hopefully, an album, set to follow. Exciting news!

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Evelyn Lozada Lands New Reality Show On OWN

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Evelyn Lozada, who rose to reality stardom with her fiery temper and slick one-liners on 'Basketball Wives', will return to reality television with a new docu-series that is slated to premiere this July on OWN and she is bringing her children along for the ride.

The series, which has the working title of simply 'Evelyn', follows the title reality star and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece. Having recently welcomed a new child into the family with her baseball player fiance Carl Crawford, the project will revolve around Lozada’s new found life as a mom again and her relationship with her daughter. Read complete details about the show below:

“Evelyn” (Working Title – Premieres July 2015)

“Evelyn” (working title) follows the lives of Evelyn Lozada, of “Basketball Wives” fame, and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece. Evelyn is engaged to big league baseball player Carl Crawford and the couple just welcomed their first child, Carl Leo Jr., to the family last March.

Between learning to be a mom all over again, setting up a new home in Los Angeles for her and her family, running several businesses as well as dealing with issues surrounding her family back East… Evelyn has a lot going on! Not to be outdone, her daughter Shaniece’s modeling career is taking off resulting in a flood of business opportunities with no clear choice of which to pursue, leaning on her mom for advice which she (sometimes) takes. Each episode is filled with close friends and relatives in the ladies’ lives who help round out a world filled with laughter, support, encouragement and tears as we follow Shaniece carving out the new life before her and Evelyn finally feeling like she has the life she deserves. The series is produced by Shed Media with Pam Healey, John Hesling, Lisa Shannon, Russ Heldt and Evelyn Lozada as executive producers.

Julianne Hough Covers 'Allure'

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You live and you learn. Julianne Hough, who is now in her second season as a judge on 'Dancing With the Stars', opens up about the blackface controversy she faced in 2013 in the April issue of Allure, which hits newsstands on March 31st.

The 26-year-old star says she "learned a big lesson" after creating a scandal when she showed up at a Halloween party dressed up as Uzo Aduba's loved character Crazy Eyes from 'Orange Is the New Black' in a orange prison suit, hair knots and dark makeup.

"Ignorance is sometimes not bliss; I really had no idea what I was doing, and it was all out of fun and respect for the character," she said. "I don't even know how to talk about it because it's such a sensitive topic. It makes me so sad to think that I was that dumb. I learned a big lesson."

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Jon Hamm Talks Post-'Mad Men' Plans In 'GQ' Magazine

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With the seventh and final season of 'Mad Men' premiering on April 5th, Jon Hamm, the show's leading man, covers the April 2015 issue of GQ magazine and he tells the publication that end of the show, which has garnished him seven Emmy nominations, is liberating and scary.

The star, who recently completed an alcohol abuse rehab program, says: "Look, the one constant thing I've had in my career is now removed. And that's an eye-opener: Are people still going to take me seriously? Am I just going to do romantic comedies for the rest of my life? What's next? And I don't know, you know? I wish I was smug enough to have had a grand plan. I guess some people would say, 'Okay, the last three years of Mad Men is going to be like this: I want to do a play. I want to do this. I want to do that.' I was just like, 'I want to do something that seems cool.'"

While he has been careful about the projects he has chosen since the show wrapped last year, he will appear in the upcoming Netflix series, 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp', and his signed on to star opposite Zach Galifianakis in 'Keeping Up With Jones'.

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Video: Jason Derulo - 'Want To Want Me'

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Pop singer Jason Derulo turns up the heat and takes off his clothes in the steamy music video for "Want To Want Me", which made its debut on Tinder and serves as the the first release from his forthcoming fourth studio album (due later this year).

Directed by Colin Tilley, the video features the 25-year-old laying in bed with just a red sheet covering his private parts, showing off his footwork on stage and partaking in a heavy make-out session in the rain with his beautiful co-star. Sounds hot, right? Watch it beneath:

Video: Tyrese Feat. Snoop Dogg - 'Dumb Shit'

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R&B stud Tyrese throws it back to the Hype Williams era of classic black-and-white videos in the video for the Snoop Dogg-assisted "Dumb Shit", the first single from his forthcoming album 'Black Rose', which will be released July 7th via his Voltron Recordz label.

"Director Matt Alonzo and I had a ball making it. It's spring and as we warm up, I wanted to drop this dumb shit to get some energy going. This song ain't for saints, it's for real people who have made mistakes in relationships and did some dumb shit," the singer reveals. Watch it beneath:


Kerry Washington Delivers Moving Speech At GLAAD Media Awards

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On Saturday (March 21st), Kerry Washington was on hand to accept the Vanguard Award at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards and used the moment to deliver a powerful and moving speech in support of the fair treatment of everyone that garnished standing ovations.

"I'm going to say some stuff and I might be preaching to the choir, but I'm going to say it. Not just for us, but because on Monday morning people are going to click a link to hear what that woman from 'Scandal' said at that award show, and so, I think some stuff needs to be said," Washington told the audience, which included Channing Tatum and Ellen DeGeneres, to applause.

"Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people — we have been pitted against each other and made to feel there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of 'other.' As a result, we have become afraid of one another," the star continued. Watch the entire moment beneath:


Blake Lively Glows In New 'Age Of Adaline' Poster

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Stunning actress Blake Lively is gearing up to hit the promotional trail for her new film, 'The Age of Adaline', and ahead of its April 24th release date, Liongates has released a new poster for the romantic drama, which also stars Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman.

Per the film's synopsis, "After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever." Sounds interesting!

Video: Sam Hunt - 'Take Your Time'

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Newcomer Sam Hunt, who has written for everyone from Kenny Chesney to Keith Urban, has made a big splash with his debut album, 'Montevallo', a stellar disc that infuses multiple genres and has already produced a No.1 single in the form of "Leave the Night On".

The handsome crooner follows up that success by releasing the music video for "Take Your Time", the album's second single and one of my personal favorites off the disc. Watch below:

Kerry Washington Covers 'Ebony'

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'Scandal' actress Kerry Washington rocks a bob and opens up about her decision to discuss Michael Brown's tragic shooting at the 2014 Emmy Awards in the April 2015 issue of Ebony magazine, which hit newsstands on March 20th.

"I was really broken that morning," she explains. "Watching [Brown's] funeral, I was just broken. And I take all of who I am into a room. That's where my mind was that day. I'm not going to let anyone segment me or make me exclude parts of who I am because they may be threatening."

Still, Washington admits that although she wants to be a voice, a future in politics is not something she desires. "Absolutely not," she says. "I wouldn't be able to handle what it takes to get approval in politics. I have a hard enough time seeking approval in Hollywood." Lovely woman!

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Video: Jennifer Lopez - 'Feel The Light'

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Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez lights up the screen in the futuristic music video for "Feel The Light", the newly-released song that she recorded for the 'Home' soundtrack.

Set to hit theaters on Friday (March 27th), the film features the voices of Rihanna, Jim Parsons and the 45-year-old mom, who provides the voice of Lucy Tucci. Watch the video beneath:

Jennifer Lopez Performs 'Feel The Light' On 'American Idol'



In between critiquing the remaining finalists on 'American Idol' on Thursday's episode, Jennifer Lopez also hit the stage for a white-hot performance of "Feel the Light", from her upcoming animated film 'Home', which hits theaters on March 27th.

Dressed in a flowing white gown, the 45-year-old superstar captivated the crowd as visuals from the DreamWorks' film, in which she voices Lucy Tucci, flashed off her elaborate and almost never-ending circular train. Watch the beautiful performance and sound off beneath:

Halle Berry Takes 'Extant' In Sexier Direction For Season Two

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Halle Berry returns to television later this summer for the second season of 'Extant', but according to the star and the show's producers, the new season will be very different from the first as new cast members join and it takes a sexier direction. Read the details beneath:

'Extant' Producers Promise 'Sexy Warrior' Halle Berry, 'Soapier' Stories

When CBS’s Halle Berry sci-fi drama Extant returns on July 1, some faces will remain the same, some Season 1 players will soon exit, and some major new characters will join the fray as Berry’s astronaut, Molly Woods, tries to save the world from the threat she inadvertently unleashed on it — her alien son.

“I think Season 2 is a little sexier, a little soapier,” new executive producer Liz Kruger, who will share showrunning duties with fellow EP (and real-life husband) Craig Shapiro, tells Yahoo TV. “It’s a substantial reboot, in that we’re going to come in, in this time and place, several months [after the Season 1 finale], and that puts Molly in a completely different head space. Her mental stability is potentially in question, and we’re going to find out how that happens. There is a significant amount of new casting that changes the landscape of what we’re doing, and it’s less about Molly as mom, and more about Molly as warrior. Molly as a sexy warrior.”

Her co-warrior? Grey’s Anatomy and Supernatural alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who will play J.D. Richter, a cop who meets Molly in a “very unlikely way” Kruger says. And, despite the fact that they’re at cross-purposes, sparks do fly.

“[Morgan] plays, essentially, the cop of the future, and we’re approaching policing in the future a little bit like Uber approaches taxi driving,” says Shapiro. “It’s been privatized to some degree, and you work by the piece… You can accept or decline different crimes, and they pay different amounts. He and Molly cross paths in the first episode. They are classic opposites: Molly is an astronaut, a scientist, she’s been to space, she has a dual PhD in things that most people can’t pronounce. He’s your everyman. It’s something that I think a lot of us thought the show was sort of missing last year, the audience perspective, the audience everyman in the situation, who is looking at these extraordinary events and saying, ‘”Holy hell, there are aliens!’”

And what about that robotics engineer husband of Molly’s, the one who created their humanoid robot son, Ethan (Pierce Gagnon, who will return for Season 2)? Goran Visnjic’s John Woods will appear in the beginning of Season 2, and then will exit the series, under circumstances the producers don’t want to spoil. Ditto Camryn Manheim as Molly’s doctor pal, Sam.

But another new face — one very familiar to fans of The Walking Dead — will step in as another Molly cohort. David Morrissey, who recently returned for a guest appearance as The Governor on TWD, will play Tobias Shepherd, head of the Global Security Commission.

“He’s going to wear a patch on his other eye,” jokes Kruger. “He and Molly actually do know each other. They’re old friends. He and John are old friends.”

Adds executive producer Mickey Fisher, “[Shepherd] is a former general, a Marine general, and in some ways he is the polar opposite of Jeffrey Dean’s character, because Jeffery Dean is the consummate outsider, a guy who lives outside the system and is not fond of the system. Shepherd is totally a man of the system… You don’t get to be a general without being a man of the system, and those two world views are completely different approaches to everything and cause a lot of conflict. It puts Molly in the middle.” Ah, the soapiness Kruger promised.

“We took a page out of the Battlestar Galactica book in the sense that the things we loved so much about that show was… the fate of the human race hangs in the balance, and they look at the moral and ethical issues that arise in that context,” says Kruger, who, with Shapiro, was most recently an executive producer and writer on Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. “And it’s about exploring love in desperate times. That’s kind of the nature of what’s happening in the backdrop, but we’re getting into the reality of: What would life really be like under these circumstances? How do you go about your daily life of living and loving? Those relationships in desperate times take on a whole new level of urgency.”

With these new characters joining the storyline, and so many Season 1 characters MIA in Season 2 — Michael O’Neill as Molly’s old boss, Alan Sparks, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Yasumoto Corporation owner Hideki Yasumoto will not appear in the sophomore season at all — will viewers feel like they’re watching a different series? And can new viewers easily jump into the action?

“There’s definitely a shift in the tone,” Fisher says. “And the pacing, the individuals, all of it kind of speaks to: The world is changing, and so the tone of the show is changing. It’s a little more soapy, but it’s a little more pulpy and fun, too. The stakes were so high with the themes we were dealing with last season… It was about this pregnant woman, and she had her baby taken from her, and this year the characters have little left to lose, and in going for it, there’s a little more fun. A little more gallows humor, too.

“When we were coming to the end of Season 1, we weren’t sure if we were getting picked up again, and we really just wanted to go for broke and give it a big ending, something that felt like a satisfying conclusion,” Fisher continues. “I think we’ve calibrated it really well for people who are fans of the first season. It’s going to pick up and escalate, and they’re going to see a lot more of the things that they loved. And for [new viewers], they’re going to be able to strap in and go along for the ride, too.” Extant Season 2 premieres July 1 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Ratings: 'Empire' Ends Freshman Season With 16.7 Million Viewers

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Last night, 'Empire' capped off its television-defying freshman season with a two-hour finale and just like it has every week since its January 7th debut, the show soared to a new viewership high with 16.7 million viewers and a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49.

Starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the show, which also has the No.1 album on the Billboard 200, ends the season as the top show on the broadcast networks, having officially passed 'The Big Bang Theory' in the key demo. The show, created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, has already been renewed and is expected to return in the fall for a second season.

New Music: Ameriie - 'Out Loud'

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Ameriie reunites with Rich Harrison, the guy behind her Grammy-nominated hit "1 Thing", on "Out Loud", a new song taken from the recording sessions of her new albums.

While her last release, 'In Love & War', was released way back in 2009, the singer has been busy working on her new two albums, 'BILI', a nod to her stellar 2007 album 'Because I Love It', and 'Cymatika, Vol. 1', and judging by this, the final results just might be worth the wait.

Kerry Washington Pretties Up April Issue Of 'Marie Claire'



As 'Scandal' continues to engage viewers on a weekly basis (See: the fantastic episode entitled 'The Lawn Chair'), leading lady Kerry Washington strikes a pretty pose as she fronts the April 2015 issue of Marie Claire, which will hit newsstands on March 24th.

In the issue, the 38-year-old actress, who recently signed on to play Anita Hill in a HBO movie, dishes on why she is so private about her personality, her respect for Shonda Rhimes' vision and of course, fashion. Read some excerpts from her interview with the publication beneath:

On Privacy: "Earlier in my career, I was much more super-sharey. There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn’t have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they’re in and you don’t get to say, ‘Oh, I want this for myself.'"

On Fashion: "I just put myself in a boot camp of figuring it out—and realized that I really loved it. I guess because I came to it later in life, I realized, ‘Oh, going to a fashion show is like going to the opening of Degas at the Met or going to see Swan Lake.'"

On Shonda Rhimes: "I’m very respectful of Shonda’s vision of who Olivia [Pope] is, but she has said that she is informed by the choices I make. If we were waltzing, she’s definitely leading. And she picked the song, and she probably dressed us, but it is a waltz."

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Kris Allen Brilliantly Mashes Up Sia, Hozier & Sam Smith

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Kris Allen delivered his share of memorable covers during his 'American Idol' run ("Falling Slowly" and "Ain't No Sunshine" are two of my favorites), and for his latest stop by Gnome Studios, he delivered an acoustic mash-up of three Grammy-nominated hits.

The former champion mashed together "Chandlier" by Sia, "Take Me To Church" by Hozier and "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, and it results in one of the best set of covers he has ever done. Emotional, stunning and brilliant are just a few of the words that come to mind. Watch below:


Kelly Rowland Debuts Baby Titan On Gorgeous 'Essence' Cover

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Kelly Rowland finally feels like she has it all: a successful career, a supportive husband in Tim Weatherspoon and a beautiful baby boy named Titan Jewell Weatherspoon.

In the April issue of Essence magazine, Titan makes his cover debut and she dishes on her difficult journey to happiness. "My road to my happiness hasn't been an easy one. It hasn't been peachy all the time, but I am so, so happy," she says, while reflecting on a year that saw her walk down the aisle, give birth to her son and suddenly lose her mother. Peep another shot below:

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Britney Spears Dishes On New Music In 'Billboard' Magazine

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As she continues to take Las Vegas by storm with acclaimed 'Piece of Me' residency, Britney Spears is featured on the March 21, 2015 issue of Billboard magazine, where they analyze the reward of her big risk and she dishes on her next studio album.

In the exclusive interview, Spears reveals that she's "slowly but surely" working on a ninth studio album — her last studio disc, 'Britney Jean', was released in 2013 — adding, "There's a lot going on with my kids and schools and, you know, adding new sports and stuff like that. I'm gonna try to do my best to do an amazing album, but it's not my full priority right now." Well, we can't wait!!!

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Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant & Kevin Love Suit Up For 'GQ'



Despite an suffering a season-ending injury in January, NBA legend Kobe Bryant is one of three superstar players featured on the March covers of GQ magazine, alongside Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love.

In the issue, the Los Angeles Lakers god talks about being a veteran of the game and his relationships with Phil Jackson and Shaquille O'Neal, while Durant talks about becoming a bad boy and Love dishes on trying to build the ultimate team with LeBron James. Interesting reads!

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Kendrick Lamar Releases 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Album Early

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SURPRISE!!! One week ahead of its scheduled release date, Kendrick Lamar has dropped his highly-anticipated sophomore album, 'To Pimp A Butterfly', on iTunes.

The early release serves as a tribute of sorts to the late and eternally great Tupac Shakur, who released 'Me Against the World' album, on March 14th, two decades earlier.

"Yesterday. March 14th. Was a Special Day," tweeted the Compton rapper. "20 yrs. Later."

Composed of 16 tracks, including the Grammy-winning "i", the set, which follows his critically-acclaimed 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' debut, features appearances from Snoop Dogg, Ronald Isley, Bilal, James Fauntleroy, George Clinton and a host of others. Take a listen beneath:


Video: Miranda Lambert - 'Little Red Wagon'



Country superstar Miranda Lambert shows off her slimmed down figure and sizzles in the red hot video for "Little Red Wagon", the third single lifted from her 'Platinum' album, which was named Best Country Album at last month's Grammy Awards.

Directed by Trey Fanjoy, who was also at the helm of her brilliant "Somethin' Bad" video, the clip shows Lambert checking into a remote motel, chilling by the pool in a vintage-inspired one piece and posing on one of the motel beds. Watch her head-turning visit to the deserted motel beneath:

Kelly Clarkson Claims Third No.1 Album With 'Piece By Piece'

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Final sales figures are in and Kelly Clarkson has scored her third chart-topping on the Billboard 200 as her newest studio album, 'Piece By Piece', debuts in the summit position with with 97,000 units, which includes 83,000 in traditional albums sales.

As the first winner of 'American Idol', she becomes only the second contestant from the show to score three No.1 albums. Carrie Underwood, the fourth season winner, who notched No.1 debuts with 'Carnival Ride' (2007), 'Play On' (2009) and 'Blown Away' (2012), was the first.

Rounding out the top 5 on this weeks chart are: 'The Fifty Shades of Grey' soundtrack at No.2 (96,000 units), '1989' by Taylor Swift in third (77,000 units), 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' by Drake in fourth (73,000 units) and 'x' by Ed Sheeran in the fifth spot (63,000 units).

Video: Big Sean Feat. Drake & Kanye West - 'Blessings'

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Big Sean is one blessed man!!! After scoring his first No.1 album with the recently released 'Dark Sky Paradise', the rapper releases the dark and symbolic video for "Blessings", which features Drake and Kanye West and serves as his latest single from the set

Crafted by DONDA, the video sees him reflecting on his life as he visits a confessional and walks under dark and stormy clouds, while meeting up with his two featured guests along the way.

First Photo: Matthew McConaughey In 'Free State Of Jones'



With 'Interstellar' behind him and 'The Sea Of Trees' set to be released later this year, Matthew McConaughey is already filming his next project, 'The Free State Of Jones', and the first official still has been unveiled from the project.

STX Entertainment released the still you see above, as well as, plot details about the Gary Ross-directed historical adaptation, which puts the Academy Award winner into the role of real life deserter Newton Knight. Set during the Civil War, 'The Free State Of Jones' tells the story of the defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. By banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight was able to launch an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to Rachel, a former slave, and his establishment of a mixed race community was unique to the post-war South.

McConaughey will have two lovely ladies by his side as Keri Russell is set to star as Newton's wife, Serena, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, one of last year's breakout stars, will play Newton's lover and eventual second wife, Rachel. The film is scheduled for release on March 11, 2016.