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5/31/10

MILEY CYRUS ROCKS OUT AT 'RIO'

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Teen star Miley Cyrus was one of the performers at 'Rock in Rio', where she performed hits from her previous album and songs from her upcoming record 'Can't Be Tamed'. Peep all the action below by clicking 'Read More'.

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T.I. RELEASES TWO NEW SINGLES

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Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has released two new singles from his upcoming album 'King Uncaged', which will hit stores on August 17th. The first, "Yeah Ya Know (Takers)", hails from his forthcoming movie 'Takers', and the Keri Hilson-assisted "Got Your Back", will serve as his official radio single.

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Produced by DJ Toomp, the edgy cut features the rapper aggressively attacking the music with a fiery of passion in his belly as he supplies what is definitely the better cut of the two singles (Listen Below).



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Toasting the ladies that stand by their man, the cut has a radio-friendly quality that should guarantee it has a successful run on the charts. By no means, is it great, but overall, a nice offering from Tip (Listen Below).


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5/30/10

BEYONCE KNOWLES - 'ME, MYSELF AND I' [ALTERNATE VIDEO]

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Another unreleased video from Beyonce, has surfaced in the form of an alternate version of "Me, Myself and I", taken from her debut album 'Dangerously In Love', which hit No.1 and won 5 Grammys in 2004.

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T.I. CHATS WITH 'WENDY WILLIAMS'

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The self-proclaimed King of the South, T.I. stopped by 'The Wendy Williams Show' to talk about his stint in prison and his family life.


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MILEY CYRUS COVERS 'BILLBOARD'

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Teen starlet Miley Cyrus, who will release 'Can't Be Tamed' on June 22nd, covers the latest issue of Billboard, where she talks about making the often-murky transition from teen star into adult recording artist.

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA ON 'STORYTELLERS'

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Although her 'Storytellers' set won't air until June 13th, a clip of Christina Aguilera performing "Fighter" has been released by VH1.


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5/29/10

EMINEM - 'RECOVERY' [TRACK LIST]

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Official Track List:

1. Cold Wind Blows
2. Talkin' 2 Myself (featuring Kobe)
3. On Fire
4. Won't Back Down (featuring P!nk)
5. W.T.P.
6. Going Through Changes
7. Not Afraid
8. Seduction
9. No Love (featuring Lil Wayne)
10. Space Bound
11. Cinderella Man
12. 25 To Life
13. So Bad
14. Almost Famous
15. Love the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna)
16. You're Never Over
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5/28/10

MOVIE REVIEW: 'SEX AND THE CITY 2'

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SYNOPSIS & DEVELOPMENT

Throughout the history of television, hundreds of female ensemble shows have come and gone, some of them were great and some of them should have never made it on air, but few (if any) of them have connected with viewers in the vain of 'Sex and the City', which ended its run on HBO in 2004.

Women loved that these women were fearless and dealt with real-life situations in ways that a bulk of them could only dream, and men were given a glimpse into the heads of four totally different women and how each of these women reacted to different things regarding the opposite sex.

Unfortunately, for those die hard fans, that magical allure has failed to transition from the television screen onto the big screen, as the once slick writing and intelligent character development have all hit the door to make room for the sparkly and at times, hideous fashion.

Led by writer Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her gal pals Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon), the film picks up approximately two years after the original, which saw Carrie finally wed the love of her life Big (Chris Noth).

Fast forward two years and the ending is still not very happy for Bradshaw, as she feels the two have become a little too settled in the traditional bounds of marriage. She desires some sense of spontaneity, but he would prefer to order in takeout and sit in the bed and watch old black and white movies.

Samantha is engaged in a fight against menopause, Miranda quits her job after having her voice silenced and Charlotte deals with pressures of motherhood.

A luxurious escape is provided for the ladies when Samantha gets an all expenses paid publicity trip to an Abu Dhabi resort and brings her pals along for the ride.

It is there that Bradshaw runs into the counterpart of her second most significant relationship on the show, Aidan (John Corbett), and what was marketed as the year's biggest secret turned out to be nothing more than a dull kiss, that fails to ignite any sparks into the already bland script.

That along with their blatant disrespect for the culture of the foreign land, can almost make the film unbearable and the two and half hour run doesn't help.

By the sagas end, the ladies are exactly where they were before, Carrie in the arms of Big, Miranda successful at work, Charlotte enjoying her family life and Samantha on her back screaming at the mercy of her latest conquest, Rikard (Max Ryan).

PERFORMANCES

The ladies have not lost an ounce of the chemistry they shared during the show's run and furthermore, each and every one of them brings something significant to their characters. They are over the top and annoying (at different times), but no matter how it plays out, they always provide a sense of believability.

DIRECTION & VISUAL

Michael Patrick King, who wrote and directed the flick, once again proves to be mediocre (at both jobs) as the transitions lack fluidity or a sense of true skill. That said, he is very conscious of the aging women and does his best to paint them in a positive light, which works for the most part.

FINAL VERDICT

In parts, 'Sex and the City 2' is exactly what you want it to be glamorous, fun and flashy, but when all the spectacular and grand sparkle finally wears off, the film is clearly missing the primary ingredient of substance.

2 out of 5

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NICKI MINAJ & ERYKAH BADU COVER 'VIBE'

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Female rapper Nicki Minaj and soul diva Erykah Badu grace the cover of two different issues of Vibe, which serves as the June/July 2010 issue.

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RIHANNA - 'TE AMO' [VIDEO]

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Beautiful starlet Rihanna gets cozy with a female companion (French supermodel Laetitia Casta) in the official video for "Te Amo", the new international single taken from her platinum studio album 'Rated R'.


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ALICIA KEYS: ENGAGED & EXPECTING

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After much speculation, reps for Alicia Keys have confirmed that the singer is expecting her first child with producer Swizz Beatz and that the two will exchange vows in a private ceremony by the end of the year.

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5/27/10

TREY SONGZ - 'YO SIDE OF THE BED' [VIDEO]

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R&B stud Trey Songz has released the video for "Yo Side of the Bed", which features Keri Hilson as his wife and hails from his album 'Ready'.



Filmed last November, the clip is touching as Trey portrays a husband that stays at home with his daughter, while his wife serves her country. Unfortunately, the tale would badly for them as she would never return home safely. Aside from being a great video, it stands as a personal best for Songz.

On a completely different note, the "Say Aah" crooner also appears in Ludacris' video for "Sex Room", from his 'Battle of the Sexes' album.


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COVER: DIDDY - 'LAST TRAIN TO PARIS'

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Bad Boy trio Dirty Money, which is lead by founder Sean 'Diddy' Combs, has unveiled the official album artwork for their upcoming album 'Last Train to Paris', which pulls into stations everywhere on June 28th.

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AMERICAN IDOL [FINALE PERFORMANCES]

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Top 12 with Alice Cooper - "School's Out"



Kris Allen - "The Truth"



Top 6 Guys with Hall & Oates



Carrie Underwood - "Undo It"



Top 6 Girls with Christina Aguilera



American Idol winners - "Together We Are One"



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TONI BRAXTON PERFORMS ON 'LOPEZ'

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R&B veteran Toni Braxton continued her promotional trail with an appearance on 'Lopez Tonight', where she chatted with funnyman George Lopez and performed "Hands Tied", from her latest studio album 'Pulse'.



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'SEX AND THE CITY 2' LANDS IN LONDON

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Leading ladies Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon arrived and walked the red carpet at the London premiere of their new film 'Sex and the City 2', earlier today (May 27th).

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5/26/10

JANET JACKSON PERFORMS ON 'IDOL'

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Music icon Janet Jackson made a splash on the finale of 'American Idol', to perform "Nothing", the theme taken from her latest movie 'Why Did I Get Married Too?', and her classic female anthem "Nasty".



First and foremost, Jackson looked absolutely stunning (loving the new short hair) and delivered what appeared to be completely live vocals.

As for the performance, words can not express just how great it was and if there was ever any concern that Jackson was losing her ability to captivate an audience, well this performance resoundingly lays those concerns to rest.
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LEE DEWYZE WINS 'AMERICAN IDOL'

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As we predicted earlier, Lee DeWyze was crowned the new 'American Idol' champion on Wednesday, beating front-runner Crystal Bowersox.

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50 CENT LOSES 54LBS FOR NEW MOVIE

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In preparation for his dramatic role in the forthcoming film 'Things Fall Apart', rapper 50 Cent lost an unbelievable 54 pounds over a nine week period, to play the role of a football player stricken with cancer.

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REBA MCENTIRE COVERS 'IF I WERE A BOY'

5/26/2010 1
Country legend Reba Mcentire put a new spin on Beyonce's hit "If I Were A Boy", at her appearance on the 'Unplugged' concert series for CMT.


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AMERICAN IDOL RECAP: CRYSTAL VS. LEE

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After months of intense competition, Crystal Bowersox or Lee DeWyze will be crowned the ninth American Idol tonight, and the show's standout judge Simon Cowell will say his final goodbyes to the hit television show.

ROUND 1: FAVORITE FROM THE SEASON

Lee DeWyze - "The Boxer": Originally performed during 'Inspirational' week, DeWyze delivered another solid take on the song, but he failed to blow us or the judges away like he did when he originally performed the track.

Simon Cowell didn't feel there was enough passion or excitement, and dubbed the performance as "a kiss on the cheek when I wanted a kiss on the lips".

Crystal Bowersox - "Me and Bobby McGee": Reprising her take on the Janis Joplin classic, Bowersox started off extremely shaky, but around the halfway mark, she really kicked it into overdrive by delivering some great moments.

As a whole, the performance was far from great, but as the old saying goes 'where you end up is what counts' and Bowersox ended on a good note.

All of the judges loved her performance with Kara telling her "you have fire in your belly tonight" and Simon saying that it reminded him of why they originally fell in love with her and her voice. Round one goes to Crystal.

ROUND 2: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER'S CHOICE

Lee DeWyze - "Everybody Hurts": While I normally object to the notion of anyone other than the contestants having a choice in the selection of the songs, the producers picked a brilliant song for Lee with the REM classic. It showcased that raspy and slightly soulful tone in his voice, and all in all, he did a good job.

Ellen thought he held back when he was on the right path and Simon could feel his nerves, while Kara loved how "emotionally accessible" he was.

Crystal Bowersox - "Black Velvet": The producers picked another stunning choice with the Alannah Myles hit "Black Velvet", that easily match the composition of Crystal's voice. Still, like Lee in the previous song, she struggled by dishing out flat notes and attempting to scream the rest of the song.

Randy Jackson chanted "Mamasox is in it to win it", Ellen called it "fantastic" and Simon thought she "absolutely nailed it". The judges would undeniably declare Crystal the winner of round two, but we're thinking Lee.

ROUND 3: UPCOMING FIRST SINGLES

Lee DeWyze - "Beautiful Day": A cover of the U2 smash, DeWyze delivered some great moments and some moment that were on the other end of the spectrum. Ellen loved the he took the moment in and Kara thought he got "swallowed up", while Simon thought he "made an effort".

Crystal Bowersox - "Up to the Mountain": Obviously, the better song choice and more importantly, it actually made the performance before hand seem like nothing more than a karaoke performance.

Randy Jackson rightfully dubbed it 'incredible', Kara loved that she finally let the world inside and Simon labeled it the performance of the night.

CELEBRITY BUG'S CHOICE TO WIN

In the end, it comes to down to how America chooses to vote and whether they strictly look at last night's performances or the competition of as a whole.

My problem with Crystal is that she fails to possess a single connective thread to the current music industry and being different, which she is, is not always a great thing (see: Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks and his non-existent career).

One might argue, Lady GaGa, but her connective thread is the actual music, which is really just an extension of what Britney Spears and Madonna had already done in the past. Bowersox is lacking in this capacity.

On the other hand, Lee has a great voice, a thread that connects him to the current landscape of industry and most importantly, you can already see him fronting a group of guys in the lane of past rocker Chris Daughtry.

Therefore, we endorse Lee DeWyze as our choice to win the ninth season.
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NICOLE SCHERZINGER WINS 'DANCING'

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As we predicted, Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough was crowned the champions of 'Dancing with the Stars', where she bested her competitors Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews by collecting 115 out of 120 points.

Peep her final two dances and her moment of triumph below:




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NEW MUSIC: NE-YO - 'BEAUTIFUL MONSTER'

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R&B star Ne-Yo is hopelessly in love with a "Beautiful Monster", on the lead single from his forthcoming fourth studio album 'Libra Scale'.

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Produced by Stargate, the electro-friendly track sounds more like an 'ugly disaster' as it simply fails to work on all fronts. It's lazy, lacks creativity and quite frankly, stands as his worst single release to date (Listen Below).

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5/25/10

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TRIBUTES BROOKS & DUNN | 'TEMPORARY HOME' PSA

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The night after Carrie Underwood made ACM history, the singer performed "Neon Moon" on the CBS special 'Brooks & Dunn: The Last Rodeo'.



Stunning performance. The country starlet also film a PSA for her newly launched 'Temporary Home Fund', which aids the victims of the Nashville flood.


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ALBUM COVER: EMINEM - 'RECOVERY'

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Hip-hop star Eminem has unveiled the official album artwork for 'Recovery', which will be preceded by his No.1 hit and lead single "Not Afraid". Peep the standard and deluxe artwork, respectively below:


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JAMIE FOXX INTERVIEWS T.I.

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Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx went from being asked the questions to asking the questions in a new in-depth interview with T.I.. The troubled rapper reflected on his time in prison and talked about his upcoming projects.





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'DANCING WITH THE STARS' (FINALS)

5/25/2010 0
Last night, Nicole Scherzinger, Evan Lysacek and Erin Andrews competed for the mirror ball trophy in the final week of competition on 'Dancing with the Stars'. Peep their performances (including the freestyles) and our prediction for who will take the crown tonight by clicking 'Read More'.

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NEW MUSIC: NICOLE SCHERZINGER - 'NOBODY CAN CHANGE ME' [LEAD SINGLE]

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Hoping to capitalize on 'Dancing with the Stars', which she is highly favored to win, Nicole Scherzinger gives her solo career another shot with "Nobody Can Change Me", the new single from her upcoming debut.

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After listening to the single, one can only come to one conclusion, Scherzinger has to return to the drawing board because this cut simply isn't cutting it.

A lead single makes the opening argument for an album and should pack a punch that makes the audience look forward to what that album entails. Sadly, this is forgettable and in no way, shape or form a first single (Listen Below).


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RIHANNA - 'ROCKSTAR 101' [VIDEO]

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Pop starlet Rihanna impersonates Slash and finds her black guitar in the video for "Rockstar 101", the fourth single from 'Rated R'.



The Melina-directed clip, which sees the singer re-embracing the dark theme that she briefly abandoned on "Rude Boy", is right on the money as it embodies the nature of the song and also provides some fun moments.
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'SEX AND THE CITY 2' SPARKLES IN NY

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Sex returned to the city at the star-studded New York premiere of 'Sex and the City 2', with the film's stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis headlining the silver carpet.

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The foursome will premiere the film in London on Thursday (May 27th).

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(Above) Leading man Chris Noth, who plays Carrie's husband and longtime love Big, brought his lady love Tara Wilson along for the screening of the movie, which was held at the famous Radio City Music Hall.

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(Above) Grammy winner Ashanti strutted in a tacky black dress with silver detailing, while actress Jennifer Love-Hewitt was fabulous in figuring hugging mini that brought her curves to life and sparkly heels (Below).

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Other celebrities at the female affair included iconic entertainer Liza Minelli, Michelle Trachtenberg, Whitney Port, Jessica Szohr, Gabourey Sidibe and Becki Newton (respectively below, left to right).

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