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2015 Academy Awards: Lady GaGa Steals The Spotlight With Dazzling Medley From 'The Sound Of Music' [Video]

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Delivering perhaps the best performance of her career, 6x-Grammy winner Lady GaGa stole the 87th Academy Awards, which were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with a stunning performance that celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of 'The Sound of Music'.

She sang four tracks from the film's soundtrack — "The Sound of Music", "My Favorite Things", "Edelweiss" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" - and by the end, even Julie Andrews was impressed as she was seen mouthing the words, "You were amazing". Watch her amaze beneath:

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2015 Academy Awards: Rita Ora, Jennifer Hudson, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Common & John Legend Perform [Video]

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Last night (February 22nd), the 87th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and aside from the award speeches, Rita Ora, Jennifer Hudson, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Common and John Legend were among the night's performers.

Aside from Hudson, who performed during the telecast's In Memoriam segment, the other performers sung the Best Original Song nominees as Ora took on "Ungrateful" from 'Behind the Lights', Adam Levine and crew performed "Lost Stars" from 'Begin Again', McGraw gave a heartfelt performance of Glen Campbell's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You", and Common and John Legend earned a standing ovation from their uplifting performance of "Glory" from 'Selma'.

Rita Ora - "Ungrateful"

Jennifer Hudson - "I Can't Let Go"

Maroon 5 - "Lost Stars"

Tim McGraw - "I'm Not Gonna Miss You"

Common & John Legend - "Glory"

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2015 Academy Awards: Complete List Of Winners

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'Birdman' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' came into the night with the most nominations with 9 each, but the former took home the top award of the night for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 22nd.

Eddie Redmayneand Julianne Moore were named Best Actor and Best Actress for 'The Theory of Everything' and 'Still Alice' (respectively), while in the supporting categories, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette were awarded for their work in 'Whiplash' and 'Boyhood' (respectively).


Best Picture

Best Director
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Best Actor
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6

Best Original Song
“Glory”, Selma

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida, Poland

Best Documentary - Feature

Best Documentary - Short Subject
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Live Action Short Film
The Phone Call

Best Animated Short Film

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper

Best Sound Mixing

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography

Best Makeup And Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Film Editing

Best Visual Effects
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2015 Academy Awards: Red Carpet Arrivals

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Wowing on yet another red carpet, Jennifer Lopez, who is scheduled to present at the ceremony, turned heads as the belle of the 87th Academy Awards in a stunning  Elie Saab creation.

Held in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 22nd, the stunning actress was just one of many stars on the red carpet as a bevy of Hollywood elite including Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Kerry Washington and more were all in attendance. View all of the red carpet arrivals from the event beneath:

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2015 Epitome Of Film Awards: Complete List Of Winners

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It is only a few hours before the winners of the 2015 Academy Awards are announced, but before that big reveal, the winners of the 2015 Epitome of Film Awards are here.

Honoring outstanding achievement in motion pictures, the complete list of winners see the top three performers in each category bestowed with first, second and third place labels.

'Birdman' sneaks out a victory over 'Boyhood' for Outstanding Feature Film and tops the list of winners with four victories including Outstanding Ensemble, followed by 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Boyhood' and 'The Theory of Everything' with two wins each.

Eddie Redmayne beats out Michael Keaton to win Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything', while Julianne Moore claims Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in 'Still Alice'. In the supporting categories, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette win for 'Whiplash' and 'Boyhood', respectively. Peep the full list of winners beneath:


Outstanding Feature Film
1st: ‘Birdman’
2nd: ‘Boyhood’
3rd: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Outstanding Lead Actor
1st: Eddie Redmayne, ‘The Theory of Everything’
2nd: Michael Keaton, ‘Birdman’
3rd: Bradley Cooper, ‘American Sniper’

Outstanding Lead Actress
1st: Julianne Moore, ‘Still Alice’
2nd: Marion Cotillard, ‘Two Days, One Night’
3rd: Jennifer Aniston, ‘Cake’

Outstanding Supporting Actor
1st: J.K. Simmons, ‘Whiplash’
2nd: Edward Norton, ‘Birdman’
3rd: Robert Duvall, ‘The Judge’

Outstanding Supporting Actress
1st: Patricia Arquette, ‘Boyhood’
2nd: Keira Knightley, ‘The Imitation Game’
3rd: Emma Stone, ‘Birdman’

Outstanding Ensemble
1st: ‘Birdman’
2nd: ‘Boyhood’
3rd: ‘The Imitation Game’

Outstanding Direction
1st: Richard Linklater, ‘Boyhood’
2nd: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, ‘Birdman’
3rd: Wes Anderson, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Outstanding Screenplay
1st: ‘Birdman’
2nd: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
3rd: ‘The Imitation Game’

Outstanding Visual Affects
1st: ‘Interstellar’
2nd: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’
3rd: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Outstanding Animated Film
1st: ‘The Lego Movie’
2nd: ‘Big Hero 6’
3rd: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

Outstanding Score
1st: ‘The Theory of Everything’
2nd: ‘Birdman’
3rd: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Outstanding Song
1st: “Glory” from ‘Selma’
2nd: “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’
3rd: “Lost Stars” from ‘Begin Again’

Outstanding Costume
1st: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
2nd: ‘Into the Woods’
3rd: ‘Inherent Vice’

Outstanding Make-Up & Styling
1st: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
2nd: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
3rd: ‘Into the Woods’

Outstanding Cinematography
1st: ‘Birdman’
2nd: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
3rd: ‘Interstellar’
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Drake Tops Billboard 200 With 535,000 Surprise Albums Sold

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Congratulations are in order for Drake. After only three days of sells, the rap heavyweight moved an astounding 535,000 units of his unexpected mixtape, 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late', to land the fourth chart-topping release of his career.

With the surprise release, he becomes only the second rapper in the history of the charts to watch their first four full-length albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (DMX was first), and scores the second-largest opening week of the past year, behind only the debut of Taylor Swift's monster '1989' album (1.27 million). Get more details on the charting via Billboard beneath:

Drake's Surprise Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Drake's surprise album If You're Reading This It's Too Late blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as expected, easily scoring the hip-hop star his fourth chart-topper.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). If You're Reading This It's Too Late moved 535,000 units in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music, with pure album sales comprising 495,000 of that figure -- all from digital downloads.

Industry forecasters had projected the set to sell over 500,000 copies, but it fell just short of that half-million threshold. Still, it's a remarkable start for an album that arrived with no notice, was sold only through digital retail, is termed a mixtape by Drake (and not a proper studio album) and only had a little more than three days of sales powering its debut. The new set was released in the evening of Thursday, Feb. 12 through Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records. The tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday, Feb. 15. A physical release for the album on CD or vinyl has not been announced.

If You're Reading This It's Too Late follows Drake's three earlier No. 1-debuting albums, which also happened to be his first three full-length efforts: Thank Me Later (released in 2010), Take Care (2011) and Nothing Was the Same (2013).

Drake's fourth studio album, Views From the 6, announced last July, is due out later this year.
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Kobe Bryant Goes One-On-One For NBA TV Interview

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who is the NBA's third all-time leading scorer, recently sat down for a one-on-one interview with Ahmad Rashad, which aired Monday on NBA TV, to talk about his nineteen year career on the court and his hopes for the future.

In the in-depth interview, the 36-year-old player, who is out for the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff, talked about winning championships, his much-envied drive, his relationships with Shaquille O'Neal, Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan, the toll the dealing with injuries and how he adjusts his game as he age. Watch the informative chat from the Lakers' superstar beneath:

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Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Babyface, Lady GaGa & More Give 'A Grammy Salute' To Stevie Wonder

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The stars gathered to tribute a living legend in the CBS special, 'Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute', which aired on Monday, February 16th and featured performances from some of today's top recording artists.

Those artists included Beyoncé, who teamed up with Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr., Ariana Grande with Babyface, Lady GaGa, Pharrell and Ryan Tedder. Watch performances beneath:

Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran & Gary Clark Jr.
("Fingertips", "Master Blaster" & "Higher Ground")

Ariana Grande & Babyface - "Signed, Sealed, Deliverd"

Lady GaGa - "I Wish"

Pharrell & Ryan Tedder - "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing"

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Reba McEntire Announces New Album, 'Love Somebody'

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Reba McEntire fans rejoice! The country music icon has announced that her first album in five years, 'Love Somebody', her twenty-seventh studio album and first for the newly formed Nash Icon Records, a division of the Big Machine Label Group, will arrive April 14th.

The album is preceded by the lead single, "Going Out Like That", and for the forthcoming set, the singer gathered an impressive list of writers including Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt, Rhett Akins and Lori McKenna. Peep the track list and hear her new single beneath:

Official 'Love Somebody' Track List
01. Going Out Like That
02. Enough (featuring Jennifer Nettles)
03. She Got Drunk Last Night
04. Livin' Ain't Killed Me Yet
05. That's When I Knew
06. I'll Go On
07. Until They Don't Love You
08. Promise Me Love
09. Just Like Them Horses
10. Love Somebody
11. Love Land
12. Pray For Peace

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13. Whatever Way It Hurts the Least
14. More Than Just Her Last Name

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Video: Omarion Feat. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko - 'Post To Be'

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After releasing the single last November, R&B singer Omarion has finally premiere a video for "Post To Be", the Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko-assisted lead single from his fourth studio album 'Sex Playlist', which was released digitally in December.

In the white-laced and simple clip, which he co-directed with Jay Ahn and Taz, the former B2K front-man and his two R&B peers have a good time and show off some of their footwork, while delivering their verses for the camera. Watch the video for the DJ Mustard-produced cut below:

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2015 NBA All-Star Game: Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Queen Latifah, Nas & Tamia Perform

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On Sunday (February 15th), the stars came out for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in New York City, which saw the West defeat the East for the fourth time in five years, and it also featured performances from Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and more.

Aguilera opened with a medley of iconic New York-themed songs and brought Nas out to deliver a rap verse, Tamia and Queen Latifah performed the national anthems for Canada and the United States (respectively), and Grande was the halftime performer and performed a medley of her hits including "Bang Bang" with Minaj. Watch all of the performances from the 64th game beneath:

Christina Aguilera - New York Medley (with Nas)

Tamia - "O Canada"

Queen Latifah - "The Star Spangled Banner"

Ariana Grande - Medley Including "Bang Bang" (with Nicki Minaj)

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Halle Berry Sells 'Mother' Pitch To Universal As A Star Vehicle

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In a competitive situation between multiple studios, award-winning actress Halle Berry, who is currently in production on the second season of 'Extant', has sold an action comedy pitch entitled 'Mother', to Universal Pictures to be developed as a star vehicle for her.

The plot is being keep underwraps, but Pablo Fenjves has been hired to write the screenplay and Berry will produce the feature film with her partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas through their 606 Films Production banner. Aside from 'Extant', the actress wrapped 'Kidnap', a thriller that Relativity will roll out on October 5th, and is rumored to be reuniting with her 'Boomerang' co-star Eddie Murphy for a Miles Davis biopic, which has not been officially announced yet.
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Will Smith Reveals Most Painful Failure To 'Esquire' Magazine

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Academy Award-nominated actor Will Smith returns to the big screen next weekend with 'Focus', a con-man thriller co-starring Margot Robbie, and he is certainly hoping for different results than his last effort - the cataclysmic disaster of 'After Earth', which he cites as the most painful failure of his career in the March 2015 issue of Esquire magazine.

"Wild Wild West was less painful than After Earth because my son [Jaden Smith] was involved in After Earth and I led him into it. That was excruciating. What I learned from that failure is how you win. I got reinvigorated after the failure of After Earth. I stopped working for a year and a half. I had to dive into why it was so important for me to have number-one movies. And I never would have looked at myself in that way," the 46-year-old stud tells the magazine.

Before continuing, "After Earth comes out, I get the box-office numbers on Monday and I was devastated for about twenty-four minutes, and then my phone rang and I found out my father had cancer. That put it in perspective—viciously." Wow! Peep two more shots from his shoot below:

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Whips Up Record $93 Million Weekend

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'Fifty Shades of Grey', starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, owned the box-office over the weekend with over sixty percent of moviegoers opting to see E.L. James' raunchy novel play out on the big screen. The film, which cost about $40 million to make, shattered February records with a $93 million opening in the United States and $266.6 million worldwide.

It took in $85.17 million over the first three days and not only did it destroy weekend records for Valentine's Day and Presidents Day, but the film has also became the highest February debut ever, replacing 'Passion of the Christ', which raked in a robust $83.9 million in 2004.

Internationally, the film also played well with a massive $173.6 million from 58 territories, which saw it open at No.1 in 54 locations and set records in 13 of those. Get more details beneath:

'Fifty Shades' Hits $93M Over Four-Days; Final B.O. Actuals

Rentrak has reported box office actuals for Presidents Day weekend of February 13-16 with Universal Focus Features’ Fifty Shades Of Grey coming in a hair higher with a 3-day of $85.17M, and a slightly lower four-day of $93M. Among R-rated 3-day openings, Fifty Shades owns the fourth best of all-time, with 2003’s Matrix Reloaded still tops with $91.77M, and as mentioned previously, the feature adaptation of E.L. James bestselling novel is the top opening ever for a February release. 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman: Secret Service maintains its $36.2M three-day, but is slightly below its 4-day prediction yesterday with an actual of $41.76M. Final total tickets sales to date for 2015 for the period of January 1-February 16 is $1.489B, +10% over the same frame in 2014. Total four-day domestic weekend tally: $246.16M, still an all-time record for the holiday, that +18% over the same four-day frame a year ago.

'Fifty Shades' Higher In Global Bow At $266.6M; Record R-Rated Opening Overseas

Final overseas update by Universal for Fifty Shades Of Grey shows a global weekend through Monday of $266.6M with $173.6M coming from 10,979 screens in 58 territories. It’s still the biggest February opener overseas of all-time and the second best for Universal behind Fast & Furious 6‘s $160.3M overseas bow. The E.L. James feature adaptation is No. 1 in 54 territories. Updated top weekend results include UK and Ireland $20.8M; Germany $14.1M; France $12.3M; Russia $11M; Italy $10.1M; Spain $8.7M; Brazil $8.3M; Mexico $8.1M; Australia $8M; Poland $4.7M and Argentina $3.5M. The film remains the biggest bow of all-time in 13 markets: Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Paraguay, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela. Also for an R-rated film –or an equivalent — Fifty Shades touts the biggest opening abroad ever for an adult film, beating the previous record holder The Matrix Revolutions at $117M.

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Kanye West Debuts 'Wolves' On 'Saturday Night Live' Special

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On Sunday (February 15th), 'Saturday Night Live' aired its special fortieth anniversary episode and hip-hop heavyweight Kanye West was one of the featured musical guests for the star-studded celebration, which was three and half hour long.

Lying down on the floor in a crucifixion pose, the 21x-Grammy winner delivered a standout performance of "Jesus Walks", before transitioning into "Only One" and debuting his new track, "Wolves", which features Sia and Vic Mensa. Watch his killer performance beneath

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Rihanna Heats Up 'W' With Three Insanely Beautiful Covers

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Rihanna has been slaying cover after cover as she continues to ready her eighth studio album, which will be released later this year, and for the tenth anniversary issue of W Korea, she is featured on three insanely beautiful covers for the international publication.

Shot by Dennis Leupold in Koreatown, Los Angeles, the bombshell, who will celebrate her 27th birthday on Friday, models three different looks from the Spring 2015 collection of Dior.

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Kenya Moore Goes Topless For 'Rolling Out' Magazine

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Say what you want to about Kenya Moore, but she is one beautiful woman and in the newest issue of Rolling Out, the 44-year-old beauty, who stirs up drama weekly on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta', shows off her softer side and gets candid with the magazine.

In the first excerpts released from the interview, she dishes on being a businesswoman and producer, dealing with being as loved as she is hated, and her desire to have a family.

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Rolling Out... The Softer Side of Kenya Moore:

We’ve watched you navigate the entertainment industry across multiple platforms; whether it’s being a businesswoman, personality, model, actress or producer. How have you been able to juggle all of that?
Juggling is definitely not easy, but I think that I have a really busy mind so I’m always thinking about what is the next project, or what is the next venture that I want to explore. I’m always thinking about my future, and so for me it’s a part of just the way I think and the way I move. I just try to stay focused and see one thing through at a time, but always have things in development all the time. And as an independent film producer, I’m used to juggling a lot of different things. It’s just sort of natural for me, I think.

As a producer, give us some insight as to what it takes to make a film.
Well, that’s a really loaded question. The hardest part if you’re doing an independent film is raising the money. If you’re doing a studio film, it’s to get a studio to want to buy it amongst thousands of scripts and producers and directors that they may already know or are already looking at. It’s nearly impossible. Only about 200 to 250 movies get made per year in the studio world. In terms of indies, with the new cameras that they have now, a lot of people will go out and make their own project but they are not really theater quality or they don’t have high production quality but they can be made. So there are other outlets for production now [as far as] distribution, I mean. The Internet is a great resource to get your product out there, but the hardest thing is to actually get someone to say yes or actually get someone to give you money for your film.

How do you use your celebrity to help support your other projects?
It’s an excellent question, actually. I think that whenever you are very visible and in high demand, everybody wants to work with you, so you can get into any door. You can make one phone call and people always return your call and people want to meet with you. They want to be in business with you because you’re already successful and they know that the more visible that you are, [the more likely it is that the] eyes on you are potential supporters of yours and of your products and of your projects, so it helps tremendously. It opens every door imaginable for you.

So do you also have to be careful with your visibility?
Any celebrity or any person that is known, you’re always going to be a target to a degree for people. Number one, your haters, they’ll come out in droves just to say I didn’t like that, which they probably never even saw it to begin with. … I’ve seen it all, and for me it’s just always [about] keeping your own integrity and that’s just the best you can do.

As a celebrity, how do you reconcile that there are some people that will love you, and some people who will hate you, no matter what you do?
You can’t obsess about it yourself either, that is just who those people are. You can’t obsess about people who obsess about you in a negative or a positive way. Of course, it feels good when people support you and they’re positive. When they are negative you just have to be of the mindset that you know what, those people have their own issues and they’re just looking for someone to lash out at and you just happen to be the one that they picked today or that year or that month. I don’t think there’s anything that you can do about it. You can’t change how other people behave, perceive, treat you. You just have to worry about yourself and that’s all I really do.

Has it ever gotten to you?
Of course. I mean you know I’m one of those people especially [before] I started “Real Housewives” I was never attacked in the press or no one ever said negative things about me, I was just kind of like a version of America’s sweetheart. No one really bothered me and I never bothered anybody else, and then that changed when I came on board such a powerful machine like “Real Housewives.” There are people and our fans that are very invested in the show and they make up their mind about you right away, and unfortunately, it can go either way and I’ve been someone in the beginning that was very polarizing — either you love me or you hate me. … In the beginning, yeah, it did really bother me because I wasn’t used to it and I just had to stop reading the blogs, stop reading the comments, I just stopped all of that and it was a lot better for me. Now I feel like I’ve just come into my own and so many amazing things are happening for me. … I have all these calls from people who want to work with me who don’t care about all of that stuff that they read; they just know that I’m doing what I can do and that I’m a talented girl. That is what I focus on and that is what the really biggest reward has been in this whole process.

Talk about your future as you come into your own and work on the next stage of Kenya’s life. What are your next steps?
For me everything is about the future of my family. Every decision that I’m making right now is about securing my brand, parlaying that into what that means to family down the road. When “Real Housewives” is over … when the last show is over, what will I have left? At the end of the day, I am an aspirational brand that people want to buy into. People want beautiful hair, beautiful skin and they want to feel good about themselves — you know, workout gear and workout videos and things that just make you feel good when you see more products, and that’s just what I’m building to — and that’s not only securing a future for myself but for my family and my kids.

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Video: Ariana Grande - 'One Last Time'

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Pint-size powerhouse Ariana Grande watches as the world comes to an end with a comet is headed toward Earth in the official music video for "One Last Time", the fourth single lifted from her Grammy-nominated sophomore album 'My Everything'.

The single follows "Problem", "Break Free" and "Love Me Harder", and in the Max Landis-directed video, she fights her way through some pretty catastrophic events to get to love.

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New Music: Mario - 'Fireball'

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R&B singer Mario is back!!! After previously giving fans a preview of his brand new single, "Fireball", on social media, the full-length version of the single has now leaked.

"We spendin' all our Benjamins tonight | We drinkin' Fireball Cinnamon tonight," he sings on the record, which serves as the first release from the follow-up to 2009's 'D.N.A.' and his first with new independent label Rivers Media Group (RMG). Listen to the newly-released track beneath:

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Video: Taylor Swift - 'Style'

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With some subtle references (See: Airplane Necklace), leggy singer Taylor Swift makes it clear that "Style", the third single from her multi-plainum '1989' album, is about her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles of One Direction. As if the title didn't already give that away.

The video, which was directed by Kyle Newman and stars model Dominic Sherwood as her love interest, is one of her most cinematic visuals to date and the skillful play with various images here is enthralling to watch. It also goes hand-in-hand with the single as it serves as sort of a recollection of past memories and a love that will always remain relevant in some form.

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Rihanna Swims With Sharks In Golden 'Harper's Bazaar' Shoot

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Rihanna plays golden goddess and swims with sharks for the March 2015 issue of Harper's Bazaar, where she dishes on learning to swim with sharks, how she developed thick skin and her glamorous red carpet style. Read some excerpts for her gorgeous cover feature beneath:

On Swimming With Sharks: "I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them, and in those cases I just have to handle them accordingly. But I do not swim with sharks … sharks swim with sharks."

On Developing Thick Skin: "This skin has been developing since my first day at school. It didn’t happen after fame; I couldn’t survive fame if I didn’t already have it. So sometimes the toughest thing in life is to be vulnerable. I’m not generally a sensitive person, but I tend to be more sensitive toward others and what they’re going through. I don’t know if that’s the healthiest thing, but it’s the truth."

On Her Red Carpet Style: "The way I dress depends on how I feel. I never have to psych myself up. Usually it just feels like it works. My favorite red-carpet looks are usually the ones I get to help design: the Adam Selman Swarovski crystal dress at the CFDAs, the Stella McCartney all-white dress at the Met Gala, and the Adam Selman white jersey dress from the VMAs. But the red Azzedine Alaïa at the Grammys is also one of my favorites. I have a job that requires quite a lot of glam, and I have a great team that helps me."

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Movie Trailer: Channing Tatum Returns For 'Magic Mike XXL'

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After grossing more than $167 million worldwide on a $7 million budget, Channing Tatum and the guys of 'Magic Mike' will return for sequel, which is entitled 'Magic Mike XXL', on July 1st and sees Mike come out of a three year retirement for one final blowout performance.

As the trailer shows, Matthew McConaughey will not reprise his role as Dallas, but Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Adam Rodriguez are all back and they are bringing Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard and Elizabeth Banks along for the road trip. Watch the first trailer beneath:

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2015 Epitome Of Film Awards: Complete List Of Nominations

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The nominations for the 2015 Epitome of Film Awards, which honors outstanding achievements in film, are finally in and 'Birdman' leads the field with 9 nominations, followed by 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' with 8 nominations and 'The Imitation Game' with 7.

The three films are among the nine contenders for Outstanding Feature Film, a stacked category that also includes box-office juggernaut 'American Sniper', 'Boyhood' and 'The Theory of Everything', and all of these films score additional acting nominations for their stars.

Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne are the five nominees competing for Outstanding Lead Actor, while Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon will vie against two others for Outstanding Lead Actress.

The winners for the second annual awards show will be announced on Saturday, February 21st, the day before the Academy Awards. Peep the nominees in all fifteen categories after the cut:


Outstanding Feature Film
‘American Sniper’
‘Gone Girl’
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
‘The Imitation Game’
‘The Theory of Everything’

Outstanding Lead Actor
Bradley Cooper, ‘American Sniper’
Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘The Imitation Game’
Jake Gyllenhaal, ‘Nightcrawler’
Michael Keaton, ‘Birdman’
Eddie Redmayne, ‘The Theory of Everything’

Outstanding Lead Actress
Jennifer Aniston, ‘Cake’
Marion Cotillard, ‘Two Days, One Night’
Felicity Jones, ‘The Theory of Everything’
Julianne Moore, ‘Still Alice’
Reese Witherspoon, ‘Wild’

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, ‘The Judge’
Ethan Hawke, ‘Boyhood’
Edward Norton, ‘Birdman’
Mark Ruffalo, ‘Foxcatcher’
J.K. Simmons, ‘Whiplash’

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, ‘Boyhood’
Jessica Chastain, ‘A Most Violent Year’
Keira Knightley, ‘The Imitation Game’
Emma Stone, ‘Birdman’
Meryl Streep, ‘Into the Woods’

Outstanding Ensemble
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
‘The Imitation Game’
‘The Theory of Everything’

Outstanding Direction
Wes Anderson, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Ava DuVernay, ‘Selma’
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, ‘Birdman’
Richard Linklater, ‘Boyhood’
Morten Tyldum, ‘The Imitation Game’

Outstanding Screenplay
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
‘The Imitation Game’

Outstanding Visual Affects
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Outstanding Animated Film
‘Big Hero 6’
‘The Book of Life’
‘The Boxtrolls’
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’
‘The Lego Movie’

Outstanding Score
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
‘The Imitation Game’
‘The Theory of Everything’

Outstanding Song
“Lost Stars” from ‘Begin Again’
“Grateful” from ‘Beyond the Lights’
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’
“Yellow Flicker Beat” from ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’
“Glory” from ‘Selma’

Outstanding Costume
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
‘Inherent Vice’
‘Into the Woods’
‘The Theory of Everything’

Outstanding Make-Up & Styling
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
‘Into the Woods’

Outstanding Cinematography
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
‘A Most Violent Year’
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2015 Grammy Awards: Complete List Of Winners

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Newcomer Sam Smith turned heartbreak into glory as he emerged as the night's top winner at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, collecting four trophies including wins for Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Other winners included Beck, who won Album of the Year, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem, who all collected multiple wins, and a slew of other single award winners.


Album Of The Year
Beck, "Morning Phase"

Record Of The Year
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

Song of the Year
Sam Smith, "Stay With Me"

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar "i"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Eminem feat. Rihanna, "The Monster"

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar "i"

Best Rap Album
Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, "Something In The Water"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry, "Gentle on My Mind"

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert, "Platinum"

Best Country Song
Glen Campbell, "I'm Not Going To Miss You"

Best Americana Album
Roseanne Cash, "The River & The Thread"

Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith, "In the Lonely Hour"

Best Pop Solo Performance
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Great Big World with Christina Aguilera, "Say Something"

Best Traditional Pop Album
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, "Cheek to Cheek"

Best Dance Recording
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, "Rather Be"

Best Rock Performance
Jack White, "Lazaretto"

Best Rock Song
Paramore, "Ain't It Fun"

Best Rock Album
Beck, "Morning Phase"

Best Metal Performance
Tenacious D, "The Last in Line"

Best Alternative Music Album
St. Vincent, "St. Vincent"

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Pharrell Williams, "GIRL"

Best R&B Performance
Beyonce feat. Jay Z, "Drunk In Love"

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Robert Glasper feat. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm Jamal Warner, "Jesus Children"

Best R&B Song
Beyonce feat. Jay Z, "Drunk In Love"

Best R&B Album
Toni Braxton & Babyface, "Love, Marriage & Divorce"

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley, ""Fly Rasta"

Best Spoken Word Album
Joan Rivers, "Diary of a Mad Diva"

Best Comedy Album
"Weird Al" Yankovic, "Mandatory Fun"

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Various, "Frozen"

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Alexandre Desplat)

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Let It Go" from "Frozen" (Idina Menzel)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Beck, "Morning Phase"

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Max Martin

Best Music Video
Pharrell Williams, "Happy"

Best Music Film
20 Feet From Stardom

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2015 Grammy Awards: Beyoncé Goes To Church With 'Precious Lord' | Common & John Legend Close With 'Glory' [Video]

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After adding three more Grammy Awards to her mantle for a total of 20 awards, Beyoncé took the crowd to church as she performed "Take My Hand, Precious Lord", before introducing Common and John Legend, who closed the show with "Glory".

While her take on the classic didn't even come close to Mahalia Jackson's immaculate version, the diva showed her versatility by delivering a beautiful performance, and the guys, especially Legend and THAT voice, excelled with their Oscar-nominated song. Watch it beneath:


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2015 Grammy Awards: Pharrell Williams | Ed Sheeran With John Mayer | Hozier With Annie Lennox | AC/DC [Video]

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The Grammy Awards, which are considered music's biggest night and were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles earlier tonight, featured performances from Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Hozier, Annie Lennox and AC/DC.

Williams served up a bizzare performance of his winning hit "Happy", Sheeran joined up with Mayer to perform "Thinking Out Loud", Hozier and Lennox delivered a showstopping duet of "Take Me To Church" and "I Put A Spell On You", and AC/DC opened the show. Watch below:

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2015 Grammy Awards: Lady GaGa Sings 'Cheek To Cheek' With Tony Bennett | Usher Tributes Stevie Wonder [Video]

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The Grammy Awards, which are considered music's biggest night and were held at the Staples Center, featured performances from Lady GaGa, Tony Bennett and Usher.

GaGa and Bennett, who won earlier in the day for Best Traditional Pop Album, delivered a solid performance of "Cheek To Cheek", while Usher, who was nominated for four awards, performed a tribute to Stevie Wonder with a performance of "If It's Magic". Watch both performance below:

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2015 Grammy Awards: Sam Smith Teams Up With Mary J. Blige For Soulful 'Stay With Me' Performance [Video]

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Teaming up for a soulful performance of "Stay With Me", which won Song of the Year and Record of the Year, Sam Smith and his good friend Mary J. Blige performed at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 8th.

Dressed in a matching suit and gown, the British crooner and the 9x-Grammy-winner complimented each other well and it made for a delightful performance. Watch it beneath:

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2015 Grammy Awards: Katy Perry Takes On Domestic Violence With 'By The Grace Of God' Performance [Video]

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After tackling the Super Bowl last Sunday, Katy Perry was back on stage at tonight's 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, and she used her performance of "By The Grace of God" to tackle the continually troubling issue of domestic violence.

The song is one of the highlights from her nominated album 'Prism', but the 30-year-old superstar, who looked stunning in white, struggled with the performance and her less than stellar vocal showing overshadowed the important issue that she was trying so hard to drive home. The effort is applauded though. Watch her performance and judge for yourself beneath:

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2015 Grammy Awards: Maroon 5 Team Up With Gwen Stefani For 'My Heart Is Open' | Sia Dazzles With 'Chandelier' [Video]

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The Grammy Awards, which are considered music's biggest night and are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, featured performances from Maroon 5 and Sia.

For their performance, Adam Levine and the guys of Maroon 5 called on his fellow 'The Voice' judge Gwen Stefani for their "My Heart Is Open" duet, from the group's 'V' album, while Sia delivered a captivating performance of her nominated hit "Chandelier". Watch both beneath:

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2015 Grammy Awards: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Deliver First Performance Of 'FourFiveSeconds' [Video]

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Teaming up for the first performance of their recently-released collaboration, the powerful trio of Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney were front and center (and dressed in menswear) for their debut showing of "FourFiveSeconds" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

The Barbadian beauty, who collected an award earlier in the day for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, looked absolutely gorgeous and sounded similar to the actual record as she jammed out with the iconic Beatles member and the 21x-Grammy-winning rapper. Watch their performance beneath:

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2015 Grammy Awards: Eric Church Performs 'Give Me Back My Hometown' | Miranda Lambert Rocks 'Red Wagon' [Video]

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Country was well-represented on music's biggest night with Eric Church and Miranda Lambert, both nominees for Best Country Album, taking the stage to perform their latest hits at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 8th.

Church delivered a spot-on performance of his No.1 single and nominated hit "Give Me Back My Hometown", from his album 'The Outsiders', while Lambert rocked out in black leather to her latest single, "Little Red Wagon", from her 'Platinum' disc. Watch their performances beneath:

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Miranda Lambert
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2015 Grammy Awards: Kanye West Performs 'Only One' Solo | Madonna Slays First 'Living For Love' Performance [Video]

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Two geniuses. That accurately sums up living legends Kanye West and Madonna, and while they remain two of the most polarizing figures in music, there performances at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards also showed why they remain two of the best.

West, back on the stage for music's biggest night for the first time in six year, delivered a performance of his Paul McCartney-assisted hit "Only One" alone, despite the legendary Beatle being in the building, but even with minimal props, he captivated.

Madonna, on the other hand, showed that there can only be one queen and she isn't quite ready to relinquish that title as she showed with her eye-catching performance of "Living For Love", from her upcoming studio album. 56 and still killing it. Watch their performance beneath:

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2015 Grammy Awards: Ariana Grande Performs 'Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart' | Jessie J Duets With Tom Jones [Video]

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They were nominated together for their monster collaboration "Bang Bang", but Ariana Grande and Jessie J hit the stage separately at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Dressed in a purple gown, Grande belted out "Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart" from her nominated album, 'My Everything', and Jessie teamed up with legendary singer Tom Jones for a duet of the Righteous Brothers' classic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin". Watch their performances below:

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Jessie J & Tom Jones

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2015 Grammy Awards: Red Carpet Arrivals

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Ahead of her performance at tonight's show, Madonna commanded the red carpet in an interesting Givenchy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, which are being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, February 8th.

Other stars that hit the red carpet included: Beyonce, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Usher, Kim Kardashian, Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and more. Peep the arrivals beneath:

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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas & More Attend Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch

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Kanye West, who is scheduled to perform twice tonight, was surprisingly all smiles as he and his wife, Kim Kardashian, who was hot and elegant in red, attended a pre-Grammy brunch, hosted by Three Zero and Roc Nation, in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 21st.

Other celebrities in attendance included Roc Nation boss Jay Z and his wife Beyoncé, Rihanna, Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Kelly Rowland, Big Sean, Paris Hilton, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Janelle Monae, Nicki Minaj and more. Take a look at photos from the celebration beneath:

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