November 2013 - Celebrity Bug


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Sandra Bullock: Celebrity Bug's Woman Of '13

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Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock is one special lady. Possessing the innate ability and talent to make us laugh, break our hearts and leave us with tears streaming down our face, she did all three convincingly in 2013.

As a result of her success and forthcoming nominations (Yes, she will score her second Oscar nomination for 'Gravity'), the 49-year-old mom has been an undeniable and age-defying force and rightfully earns her title as Celebrity Bug's Woman of the Year.

Major Accomplishments of the Year
  • Highest-Grossing Lead Actress of 2013
  • 'The Heat' Grosses Nearly $230 Million
  • Won Teen Choice Award including Choice Female Summer Movie Star
  • 'Gravity' Debuted At No.1 With $55.8 Million
  • 'Gravity' Holds Record For Biggest October Opening Weekend
  • 'Gravity' Has Grossed Over $585 Millon Worldwide (& Counting)
  • Recipent of the Hollywood Film Award for Actress ('Gravity')
  • Recipient of the Desert Palm Award, Actress ('Gravity')
  • Named 'Entertainer of the Year' by Entertainment Weekly

As the sixth honoree, she becomes the first non-music winner and follows in the footsteps of past Woman of the Year including Alicia Keys (2008), Lady Gaga (2009), Carrie Underwood (2010), Katy Perry (2011) and last year's winner, Adele.
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Justin Timberlake: Celebrity Bug's Man Of 2013

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2013 has truly belonged to Justin Timberlake!!! The 32-year-old superstar pulled off the biggest comeback in recent years as his third solo release, 'The 20/20 Experience', soared to unparallelled heights and sales on the charts.

As a result of his success, the crooner has surpassed the accomplishments of any other male star in 2013 and rightfully earns her title as Celebrity Bug's Man of the Year.

Major Accomplishments of the Year
  • Two No.1 Albums (The 20/20 Experience, Part 1 & 2)
  • Highest Opening Week Sales of 2013
  • Best-Selling Album of 2013 (The 20/20 Experience, Part 1)
  • Hosted 'Saturday Night Live' & Joined The Five Timers Club
  • Won 4 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year
  • Received Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
  • Won 3 American Music Awards including Favorite Male Artist
  • "Mirrors" Certified Triple-Platinum by RIAA
  • 'Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour' with Jay-Z Sold Out Every Date

Having previously being bestowed with the title in 2011, the star becomes the first man to earn the title twice with past Men of the Year including Zac Efron (2008), Michael Jackson (2009), Leonardo DiCaprio (2010) and Channing Tatum (2012).
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Victoria & David Beckham Cover 'Vogue Paris'

11/30/2013 0
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Fashion darling Victoria Beckham not only serves as guest editor for the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Vogue Paris, but the 39-year-old stunner covers the issue with her equally as gorgeous husband, David Beckham.

The couple, who married in 1999, were photographed for the magazine by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and inside the glossy pages, fans are giving up preview into her life as a mom of four and a budding fashion designer.

"Being asked to be the guest editor of the Christmas issue of Vogue Paris this year was an incredible honor," Beckham said in a statement. "Working with Emmanuelle Alt and her team was both exciting and inspiring and I am so proud of what we have created."

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Carrie Underwood Guests On 'Jimmy Fallon'

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Country superstar Carrie Underwood made an appearance on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon', where she along with the host and actress Rashida Jones hilariously turned some of today's most popular tunes into holiday songs.

In addition to putting a unique spin on "Wrecking Ball", the 30-year-old talked her husband's (hockey star Mike Fisher) loud singing, getting to sing with Mick Jagger and her starring role in the upcoming live production of 'The Sound of Music', which will air on December 5th via NBC. Watch her hilarious spoof and interview after the cut:
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New Music: Ashanti Feat. Rick Ross - 'I Got It'

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R&B songstress Ashanti continues her bid for independent success and boasts about her accolades on the newly-released single, "I Got It", which is now being billed as the official first single from her serially-delayed 'BraveHeart' album.

Produced by L.T. Hutton ("The Way That I Love You") and featuring rapper Rick Ross, the seductive single, which is currently available on iTunes, sees the beauty ride the hypnotic beat with undeniable ease. Take a listen to the track and sound off beneath:

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New Music: Candice Glover - 'Cried'

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With the new season of 'American Idol' slated to debut in January, Candice Glover, who the show's most recent champion, has premiered "Cried", the first single from her forthcoming debut album, which will be released on February 18th.

On the ballad, she sheds tears and attempts to pour out her heart. Still, the song, despite being better than her previous release "I Am Beautiful", limits her and comes off a little too old-fashioned for a singer that is only 24 years old. Take a listen beneath:

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2013 American Music Awards: Winners

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Continuing his successful foray back into music, Justin Timberlake emerged as one of the biggest winners of the night at the 2013 American Music Awards, taking home three trophies including Favorite Album, Soul/R&B for 'The 20/20 Experience'.

Other big winners include Taylor Swift, who took home four awards including Artist of the Year, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who won two awards including Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop. Peep the complete list of winners for the annual show beneath:

2013 American Music Awards : List Of Winners

Artist of the Year
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly - "Cruise"

New Artist of the Year
Ariana Grande

Favorite Album, Pop/Rock
One Direction - 'Take Me Home'

Favorite Male Artist, Pop/Rock
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Pop or Rock
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album, Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake - 'The 20/20 Experience'

Favorite Male Artist, Soul/R&B
Justin Timberlake

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B

Favorite Album, Country
Taylor Swift - 'Red'

Favorite Male Artist, Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist, Country
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album, Rap/Hip-Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - 'The Heist'

Favorite Artist, Rap/Hip-Hop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite Artist, Latin
Marc Anthony

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist, Adult Contemporary
Maroon 5

Favorite Artist, Contemporary Inspirational
Matthew West

Favorite Artist, Electronic Dance Music

Top Soundtrack
Pitch Perfect
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2013 American Music Awards: Performances

11/24/2013 0
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Pop superstar Katy Perry kicked off the 2013 American Music Awards with a geisha girl-themed performance of her latest single "Unconditionally", before the star-studded crowd at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 24th.

Other performers at the 41st annual event included: One Direction, Justin Timberlake, Lady GaGa with R. Kelly, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Pitbull with Ke$ha, TLC with Lil' Mama, Luke Bryan and more. Watch all the performances beneath:

Katy Perry - "Unconditionally"

One Direction - "Story of My Life"

Ariana Grande - "Tattooed Heart"

Imagine Dragons - "Demons" & "Radioactive"

Pitbull with Ke$ha - "Timber"

Justin Timberlake - "Drink You Away"

Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise" & "Ride Wit Me"

Rihanna - "Diamonds"

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us

Jennifer Lopez Tributes Celia Cruz

Great Big World & Christina Aguilera - "Say Something"

Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)" & "Poetic Justice"

Lady GaGa & R. Kelly - "Do What U Want"

Luke Bryan - "That's My Kind of Night"

TLC with Lil' Mama - "Waterfalls"

Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Ball"

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2013 American Music Awards: Carpet Arrivals

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Geared up to take part in celebrating the past year of music at the 2013 American Music Awards, singer Miley Cyrus and a host of other entertainment stars gathered up in full force at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, November 24th.

Some of the other celebrities that hit the red carpet for the annual event included Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lady GaGa, Ariana Grande and more. More arrivals beneath:

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner
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Zoe Saldana
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Naya Rivera
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Jennifer Hudson
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Ashanti Talks Single Life On 'Bethenny'

11/24/2013 0
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Grammy Award-winning star Ashanti made an appearance on Friday's episode of 'Bethenny', where she dished on her upcoming television film 'Christmas in the City', her new single "I Got It", and embracing her life as a single woman.

"I am happy because there is so much going on and now I can focus on what I need to focus on which is my career, my music and speaking to women very powerfully," the beauty reveals. "[Relationships are] a distraction. It's kind of a distraction because it's like, 'Where are you? What time are you coming home?' Alright, but I have to go to studio. Okay, but I'm going to. You know what I mean?" Watch their girl talk beneath:
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Toni Braxton & Babyface Perform On 'Arsenio'

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Nearly 21 years after their first performance on 'The Arsenio Hall Show', R&B veterans Toni Braxton and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds returned to the newly-relaunch platform to perform their latest single, "Hurt You".

The single, which recently hit No.1 on the Urban Adult Contemporary charts, is the first track lifted from their collaboration album 'Love, Marriage & Divorce', which is set for release on February 4th, 2014. Watch their interview and performance beneath:

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Britney Spears Films Personal 'Perfume' Video

11/20/2013 0
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Pop superstar Britney Spears has posted the first shot of her on the set of her forthcoming music video for "Perfume", the second single lifted from her eighth studio album 'Britney Jean', due in stores on December 3rd.

The shot, which was posted on her Facebook page, shows the blonde bombshell kissing a guy that resembles her ex-fiancee Jason Trawick and her team are counting on its release to spark more interest in the single, which currently sits outside the Top 100 on iTunes. Filming continues through Thursday with director Joseph Kahn .

"So stoked to be working w/@JosephKahn again. We've had a lot of success together & there is nobody I trust more w/ this super personal song," the superstar tweeted.

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Adam Levine Is People's Sexiest Man Alive

11/19/2013 0
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Maroon 5 front-man Adam Levine is accustomed to battling to make it to the top of the charts and with his team as a coach on 'The Voice' without breaking a sweat, and its that cool, confident and seductive nature that has helped the 34-year-old crooner land the covet title of Sexiest Man Alive from People magazine.

Justin Timberlake, Chris Hemsworth (Most Beautiful Man 2013), Idris Elba, Chris Pines and David Beckham are among the other studs featured on the list.

Upon learning of the honor, he says: "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table. I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool."

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Video: Phillip Phillips - 'Where We Came From'

11/19/2013 0
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Phillip Phillips, who will continue to tour with John Mayer through December, lets the scenery shine in the official live performance video for "Where We Came From", which was shot during his recent visit to Alaska in October.

"The Alaskan background was a perfect complement to 'Where We Came From'," Phillips said of the video for the third single from 'The World From the Side of the Moon'. "I hope everyone enjoys the scenery and music as much as I enjoyed making it."

With today (November 19th) marking the one year anniversary of his debut album's release and to commemorate the occasion, the crooner has re-released the set today three live recordings including "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Where We Came From", and "Man on the Moon", which can also be purchased as a EP. Watch the video beneath:

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Video: Kanye West - 'Bound 2'

11/19/2013 0
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Hip-hop superstar Kanye West only seems to have eyes for his fiancee Kim Kardashian and recruits his real life leading lady to star in the video for "Bound 2", the official second single lifted from his unconventional 'Yeezus' album.

Directed by Nick Knight, the newly-released clip sees the rapper and a topless Kardashian riding along on a motorcycle as an array of visual landscapes flash across the screen behind them. Take a ride with one of the most talked about couples beneath:

RELATED: Kanye West Excites With 'Bound 2' On 'Fallon'
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New Mixtape: Chris Brown - 'X Files'

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R&B star Chris Brown may have delayed his forthcoming studio album, 'X', but he delivers of gift of 5 free songs for his fans in the form of his newly-released mixtape, 'The X Files', which was released via his via Mechanical Dummy website.

The six tracks including one bonus will not appear on his upcoming album, but feature appearances from Ludacris ("Fantasy 2"), Busta Rhymes ("Sweet Caroline") and Kid Ink ("Main Chick"). Wet your appetite in preparation for the new disc beneath:

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Duo Debut Sexy 'EW' Cover

11/18/2013 0
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Rising stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson get into character as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, from the book phenomenon 'Fifty Shades of Grey', on the sexy November 22nd, 2013 cover of Entertainment Weekly.

In the upcoming film adaptation, which will hit theaters on February 13, 2015, the little known stars will play the kinky billionaire and the naive college who falls for him, and in the new issue, they open up about preparing for the intense sex scenes.

For Johnson, who dyed her hair brown, that will include trips to the gym. "Obviously, I want to look good naked," she says. "I totally understand now why people exercise, because it kind of fucking feels awesome." Meanwhile, Dornan, who has modeled for Calvin Klein, the sex scenes isn't as big of a deal for him as the trilogy's fans.

"I'm a fairly worldly guy," Dornan said. "I grew up in a very liberal place. I'm not saying we had a playroom, but I'm not shocked by [the sex in the book]. It's essential to tell the story. I can't believe films that don't invoke the sexual side of it. So it works for me."

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Carrie Underwood & Stephen Moyer Spill The Beans On 'Sound Of Music' Revival

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Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer, who co-star in the forthcoming live NBC broadcast of 'The Sound of Music', participated in a couple of media interviews for the upcoming production, which is scheduled to air on December 5th.

The country cutie and handsome actor talked about the difficultly of taking on one of the most-beloved musicals, bringing the story to a new generation, helping each other out in their known fields and more. Watch their interviews and rehearsal footage beneath:

'Good Day LA'


Rehearsal: 'The Sound of Music, Live!'

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New Music: K. Michelle - 'Christmas Night'

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R&B songstress K. Michelle nurses a broken heart instead of getting into the holiday spirit on "Christmas Night", a new original song, which is available for purchase on iTunes along with her cover of "O Come All Ye Faithful".

The song is reportedly set to be featured on an upcoming re-release of her debut album 'Rebellious Soul', slated for release later this month, and is one of two new original songs on the new holiday-laced version, which also features three Christmas covers.

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Lady GaGa Gets Racy With R. Kelly On 'SNL'

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Over the weekend, pop superstar Lady GaGa made her debut as host on 'Saturday Night Live' and delivered a couple of hilarious skits, but it was her racy performance of "Do What U Want" with R. Kelly that got everyone talking. One word... Slay!

The 27-year-old is hot on the promotional trail for her newly-released studio album 'ARTPOP', which left me unimpressed and disappointed, and returned later in the show for a piano and guitar-laced performance of "Gypsy". Watch both showings beneath:


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Album Cover: R. Kelly - 'Black Panties'

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R&B veteran R. Kelly is gearing up to release his twelfth studio album, 'Black Panties', and more tidbits about the forthcoming project have been revealed in the form of its standard and deluxe album covers, as well as, the track list and featured guests.

Slated to arrive on December 10th, the star says the disc places him back where he started: "I'm on a Benjamin Button-type of mission. I'm going back to the old school R. Kelly days where he did the 12 Play, the sexual songs mixed with the hip-hop songs."

Official 'Black Panties' Track List

01. Legs Shakin' (Featuring Ludacris)
02. Cookies
03. Throw Money On You
04. Interlude
05. Marry the Pussy
06. You Deserve Better
07. Genius
08. All The Way (Featuring Kelly Rowland)
09. My Story (Featuring 2 Chainz)
10. Right Back To My Niggas
11. Spend That (Featuring Jeezy)
12. Crazy Sex
13. Shut Up

Deluxe Edition
14. Tear It Up (Featuring Future)
15. Show Ya Pussy (Featuring Migos & Juicy J)
16. Every Position

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Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert Premiere 'We Were Us' Video, Top Country Charts

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Country superstars Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert join forces and put on a performance for an excited crowd in the official video for "We Were Us", the second single released from his No.1 studio album 'Fuse'.

The single raced to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and sold 74,000 downloads after the stars, who are the first male and female duet partners to top the chart since Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood with "Remind Me" in 2011, performed it live at the 2013 Country Music Association Awards last week.

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Video: Rihanna - 'What Now'

11/16/2013 0
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Alluding progression and reverting back to her 'Rated R' era, pop music superstar Rihanna has finally premiered the dark and eery video for "What Now", the official fifth single lifted from her platinum 'Unapologetic' album.

In other laughable news, the pop superstar is scheduled to receive the first-ever Icon Award and perform at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 24th in Los Angeles, California. Watch the dark video for the new single beneath:

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Celebrity Bug's Most Beautiful Man Of 2013

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He has a body that resembles a gladiator, the best head of hair in Hollywood and piercing blue eyes that could melt anyone's heart, in fact, when it comes to Chris Hemsworth, who currently stars in 'Thor: The Dark World', it is pretty obvious why he was chosen as the Most Beautiful Man of 2013.

This marks the sixth time that we have given out the annual title and the stud joins five of the most alluring men on the planet: David Beckham (2008), Gilles Marini (2009), Robert Pattinson (2009), Ryan Gosling (2011) and Brad Pitt (2012).

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Celebrity Bug's Most Beautiful Woman Of 2013

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She is celebrated for both her talent (See: Oscar win for 'Monster') and beauty as an actress, and it is that combination that makes South Africa-born beauty Charlize Theron, who chopped off all of her hair earlier this year and still wowed with every appearance, our selection as the Most Beautiful Woman of 2013.

This marks the sixth time that we have given out the annual title and the new selection joins an elite group of stunning women that includes: Halle Berry (2008 & 2010), Megan Fox (2009), Jennifer Lopez (2011) and Carrie Underwood (2012).

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