October 2015 - Celebrity Bug


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Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez Ending Marriage After Two Years

10/28/2015 0

Another one bites the dust!!! After two years of marriage, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are calling it quit on their marriage and have each filed divorce papers.

Citing irreconcilable differences, the former couple, who met in 2010 on the set of 'Dark Tide', released a joint statement, saying: "It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children's privacy as we go through this difficult period."
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Carrie Underwood To Embark On 'The Storyteller Tour' In 2016

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Carrie Underwood is taking her show on the road!!! The country superstar has announce 'The Storyteller Tour - Stories in the Round', a 40-date trek with a 360-degree setting that kicks off in January and runs through the end of May. Peep the press release and dates beneath:

Carrie Underwood Announces 2016 Tour

Nashville, TN – (October 27, 2015) – Seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood, who just released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, will launch a new arena tour in 2016 to take her new music on the road. The Storyteller Tour -Stories in the Round, in association with award-winning cosmetics brand ALMAY, will kick off on January 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, playing 40 arenas across the U.S. and Canada.

“I can’t wait to play new music from Storyteller for the fans,” shares Underwood. “I am so blessed to have this career and get to do to the things I do, but there is nothing like that moment when I get to step onto the stage to sing and all the fans are singing along with me.”

The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round will be Underwood’s first tour “in the round.” With the stage in the middle of the arena floor, the 360-degree setting will allow fans on all sides of the arena to get a very intimate and unique concert experience. Barry Lather (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Usher, Michael Jackson) is the tour’s Creative Director and Butch Allen (Metallica, The Eagles, Eric Church, No Doubt) is Production Designer.

The North American tour, promoted by AEG Live, will include special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers. Tickets will be available forThe Storyteller Tour beginning Friday, November 6 at 10am local time at www.aeglive.com. Fans who buy Carrie’s new album, Storyteller, through her online store, www.carrieunderwood.fm, will receive a code for early access to tour tickets. Please go to www.carrieunderwood.fm for up-to-date information including on-sale timing and soon-to-be-announced VIP packages.

Underwood has arranged for a donation of $1 from each ticket sold at the U.S. dates of The Storyteller Tour to be contributed to the C.A.T.S Foundation to help aid its causes including Checotah, Oklahoma’s education and literacy programs. Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation helps with general causes, needs, and services in the area of Checotah, Oklahoma, Carrie’s hometown, to directly impact the community.

Underwood also has previously-announced festivals scheduled in 2016, including international dates in Ireland, England, and Scotland for the C2C Festival.

The Storyteller Tour:
Jan-30: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb-01: Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena
Feb-03: Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Feb-05: Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
Feb-17: Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
Feb-20: Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
Feb-22: Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Feb-23: Boston, MA - TD Garden
Feb-25: Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Mar-11: Glasgow, Scotland - C2C/ Clyde Auditorium*
Mar-12: London, England - C2C/ O2 Arena*
Mar-13: Dublin, Ireland - C2C/ 3 Arena*
Mar-17: Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
Mar-19: Allentown, PA - PPL Center
Mar-22: Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
Mar-24: St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
Mar-26: Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
Mar-29: Colorado Springs, CO - Broadmoor World Arena
Mar-30: Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Apr-01: Las Vegas, NV - ACM Party for a Cause Festival*
Apr-05: Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Apr-08: Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
Apr-10: Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Apr-12: Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
Apr-14: Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
Apr-16: Las Cruces, NM - Pan American Center
Apr-18: San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Apr-19: Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Apr-22: Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
Apr-24: Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
Apr-27: Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Apr-28: N. Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
Apr-30: Indio, CA - Stagecoach*
May-03: Madison, WI - Kohl Center
May-05: Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
May-07: Grand Forks, ND - Ralph Engelstad Arena
May-10: Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
May-12: Billings, MT - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
May-15: Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
May-17: Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
May-18: Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
May-24: Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
May-27: Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
May-28: Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
May-30: London, ON - Budweiser Gardens

Each of Carrie’s three previous headline arena tours, 2008’s Carnival Ride Tour, the Play On Tour in 2010, and 2012-2013’s Blown Away Tour played for over one million fans. When the “Blown Away Tour” wrapped in 2013, Carrie had performed 112 shows in 110 cities across three continents and six countries, including sold-out shows at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, and two nights at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Carrie’s new album, Storyteller, has been heralded by Rolling Stone as “the most anticipated country album of the year.” The album was produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell with six of its 13 songs co-written by Carrie, including the record-breaking first single, “Smoke Break.”
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Video: Demi Lovato - 'Waitin For You'

10/27/2015 0
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Although her 'Confident' album narrowly missed out on the top spot, pop star Demi Lovato keeps the train rolling by releasing the official music video for "Waitin' For You", an empowering visual that sees her take a stand against bullies. Watch the video and sound off beneath:

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Adele Graces 'i-D' Magazine

10/27/2015 0
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Her comeback has garnished raved reviews and with her '25' album on the horizon, Adele amps up some promotion by appearing on the new issue of 'i-D' magazine.

In the newly-released issue, the British songstress opens up about her life, saying: "I feel like there’s been a massive change in me in the last couple of years, having become a parent, and me and all my friends suddenly living grown-up lives and having responsibilities we haven’t had before. I feel like how I feel about myself is how I’m going to feel about myself forever."
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Carrie Underwood Performs On 'Ellen'

10/27/2015 0
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Promoting her 'Storyteller' album, country superstar Carrie Underwood made an appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', where she talked about being a mom and hit the stage to perform her hit single "Smoke Break". Watch her hilarious interview and performance beneath:

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Matthew McConaughey To Host 'SNL' With Adele As Musical Guest

10/27/2015 0

Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Adele are returning to 'Saturday Night Live' on November 21st as the featured host and musical guest, respectively.

The handsome actor, who will next appear in this spring’s 'Sea of Trees', last hosted in 2003 and this will also be the first time that the British songstress appeared on the show since making her debut in 2008 with a performance of "Chasing Pavements". Mark your calendars!!!

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Video: Sam Hunt - 'Break Up In A Small Town'

10/25/2015 0
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His 'Montevello' album has already produced three No.1 singles and rising country stud Sam Hunt is headed for a fourth with "Break Up In A Small Time", for which he just released a new music video that sees his ex moving on with somebody he knows. Watch the video beneath:

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Angelina Jolie Covers 'Vogue'

10/25/2015 0
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Her on-screen reunion with husband Brad Pitt in 'By the Sea' is set to hit theaters next month, and Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie, who directed and wrote the film, talks about the project as she brings her beauty to the November issue of Vogue.

"As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones. Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short," the actress says, while insisting that their real life relationship doesn't mirror the movie. "It’s not autobiographical. Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters’ were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film."

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Carrie Underwood Shines On 'Today'

10/24/2015 0

Yesterday (October 23rd), country superstar Carrie Underwood released her new album, 'Storyteller', and stopped by 'The Today Show', to perform for a crowd of fans.

During her four-song set for the show's concert series, the songstress performed "Smoke Break", "Choctaw County Affair", "Blown Away" and "Before He Cheats". Watch below:

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Video: One Direction - 'Perfect'

10/24/2015 0
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Pop quartet One Direction have premiered the official music video for "Perfect", the second single lifted from their forthcoming fifth studio album 'Made in the A.M.', which drops in stores on November 13th. Watch the video, which was directed by Sophie Muller, beneath:

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Video: Demi Lovato - 'Confident'

10/24/2015 0
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With her newly-released 'Confident' album in stores and headed towards No.1 on the Billboard 200, pop singer Demi Lovato has premiered the video for the title track and it is a bad ass clip that features a sizzling cameo from actress Michelle Rodriguez. Watch the video beneath:

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Video: Adele - 'Hello'

10/24/2015 0

Vocal goddess Adele thinks back on a past relationship with her ex, played by Mack Wild, in the haunting video for "Hello", the first single lifted from her forthcoming third studio album '25', which hits stores on November 20th. Watch the video, directed by Xavier Dolan, beneath:

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Adele Details New '25' Album

10/24/2015 0
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She's back!!! Four years after releasing her blockbuster '21' album, Adele has confirmed that she will release her third studio album '25' on November 20th and the set will be preceded by the first single, "Hello", which is currently available for purchase and streaming.

For the forthcoming 11-track disc, the golden voice songstress worked with Bruno Mars, Danger Mouse, Max Martin, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. Track list below:

Official '25' Track List

01. Hello
02. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
03. I Miss You
04. When We Were Young
05. Remedy
06. Water Under The Bridge
07. River Lea
08. Love In The Dark
09. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion

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12. Can’t Let Go
13. Lay Me Down
14. Why Do You Love Me
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Video: Gwen Stefani - 'Used To Love You'

10/22/2015 0
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Sometimes heartbreak brings the best out of an artist and that appears to be the case with pop singer Gwen Stefani, who has just released her first song since announcing her shocking divorce from Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage.

The newly-released single, which is titled "Used To Love You" and stands as her best song in years, is clearly inspired by her split, as 'The Voice' mentor sings on the chorus, "I don't know why I cry / But I think it's cause I remember for the first time / Since I hated you / That I used to love you." Watch the boring video, which is directed by Sophie Muller, beneath:

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Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj Stop The World With 'Feeling Myself' Performance

10/22/2015 0

Talk about SHOWSTOPPING!!! Global superstars Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj teamed up for an unforgettable performance of "Feeling Myself" at the 'TIDAL X: 1020' concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Tuesday, October 20th. Watch their epic performance beneath:

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Video: Miguel - 'Waves'

10/22/2015 0
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R&B crooner Miguel makes "Waves" in the music video for the latest single lifted from his 'Wildheart' album, which was released earlier this year to good reviews from critics.

Featuring short cameos from his pals J. Cole and Wale, the newly-released clip starts with the singer performing in a club and soon ends underwater. Take it in and sound off beneath:

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Video: Drake - 'Hotline Bling'

10/22/2015 0

Hip-hop superstar Drake has debuted the hilarious and sure to be spoofed video for "Hotline Bling", a single that is expected to featured on his forthcoming album 'Views From the 6', which he is still hard at work on. Watch the rapper show off his dance moves beneath:

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Beyoncé Gets Patriot On 'BEAT' Cover

10/22/2015 0
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Beyoncé gets patriotic and shows of her much-envied figure on the Winter issue of BEAT, where she gives her first print interview in years and still manages to say nothing at all.

The Grammy-winning superstar was shot by photographer Ryan McGinley in the Hamptons for the cover and accompanying spread, and dishes on minimal things like fear leading to her success, what she sings in the shower and which version of herself she would dress up for as Halloween. Peep a few more shots from the cover shoot, which is available now, beneath:

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New Music: Carrie Underwood - 'What I Never Knew I Always Wanted'

10/19/2015 0

Before the Friday release of her 'Storyteller' album, Carrie Underwood gifts her fans with the most personal offering from the set in the form of "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted", a song that she co-wrote for her husband Mike Fisher and their son Isaiah. Listen beneath:

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Selena Gomez Takes 'Revival' To No.1

10/19/2015 0

Pop starlet Selena Gomez is back of top on the Billboard 200 for the second consecutive as her new studio album, 'Revival', sells 117,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release including 85,000 in pure album sales (her second-largest sales week).

The album is preceded by the hit singles "Good For You" featuring A$AP Rocky and "Same Old Love", and marks her first release for Interscope Records, after charting four studio efforts and a greatest hits set for Hollywood Records (between 2009 and 2014). Congrats!!!
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Carrie Underwood Covers 'Shape'

10/19/2015 0
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With her 'Storyteller' album in stores on Friday, country superstar Carrie Underwood stands tall and shows on her toned post-baby figure on the November issue of 'Shape' magazine, where she dishes on one of her secrets to keeping a flat stomach.

I'm vegan and I love bread, but recently, I started making dinner a breadless meal," she says. "I'll have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and I'll make a sandwich on Ezekiel bread for lunch, but in the evening I'll have protein and vegetables and no bread. When I wake up, my belly is flat!"

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Abum Cover: Chris Brown - 'Royalty'

10/19/2015 0
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R&B singer Chris Brown cuddles up to his 16-month-old month daughter on the adorable artwork for his seventh studio album 'Royalty', which is preceded by the singles "Liquor" and "Zero".

Slated to arrive in stores on November 27th, the album comes just fourteen months after his last solo effort 'X', which debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200, and only nine months after he dropped his 'Fan of a Fan' collaboration album with Tyga, which peaked at No.7 on the same chart.
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Carrie Underwood Covers 'PEOPLE' & Gets Real About Motherhood

10/18/2015 0
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In what is being referred to as her most candid interview ever, Carrie Underwood graces the October 26th issue of 'PEOPLE' magazine and dishes on the pressures of balancing her marriage to Mike Fisher with a successful career with a new baby.

"You feel guilty about every single thing, every decision you make, everything you do," she tells the magazine. The country star, who gave birth to son Isaiah Michael Fisher in February, also opened up about breastfeeding, noting that she plans to nurse her baby “as long as I can take it."

"It’s hard," the co-host of the 2015 Country Music Association Awards added. "My supply is pretty nil. We have to supplement with formula. I’m doing the best I can, you know?”

The Grammy winner also admits that she never saw marriage or motherhood as her future. "I never dreamt of my wedding day and the perfect guy," she says. "Then I met Mike, and I was like, ‘Wow, so now I know what I was missing.’ And the same with my son. I was never like, ‘I want kids so bad.’ And now that I have Isaiah in my life, I’m like, ‘What did I do before?’"

Underwood's brand new studio album, 'Storyteller', will be released on Friday, October 23rd.

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New Music: Carrie Underwood - 'Renegade Runaway'

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Carrie Underwood sings about a girl who "looks like an angel" but is really a "devil in a satin dress" on "Renegade Runaway", the third track (and so far, the best track) that has been released from her 'Storyteller' album, which will be released on October 23rd. Listen beneath:

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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Celebrity Kids Of 2015: North, Royalty & More

10/17/2015 0
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After her parent were named the Top Celebrity Couple for the second consecutive year, North West, the adorable product of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, also remains atop our seventh annual countdown of the Top 10 Celebrity Kids of 2015.

Joining the toddler on the list include the offspring of Chris Brown, Halle Berry, Jay Z and Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson, Usher Raymond, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Britney Spears, Evelyn Lozada and more. Peep the complete list of top 10 celebrity kids beneath:


North West - *** Top Celebrity Kid of 2015 ***

Royalty Brown
Blue Ivy Carter
Carl Leo Crawford Jr.
Mason, Penelope & Reign Disick
Moroccan & Monroe Cannon
Nahla Aubry & Maceo Martinez
Usher V & Naviyd Ely Raymond
Maxwell Drew & Ace Knute Johnson
Sean Preston & Jayden James Federline
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America's First Family: Kardashians & Jenners Stun On 'Cosmopolitan'

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The Kardashian and Jenner sisters, who are referred to by the magazine as "America's First Family", grace the November cover of 'Cosmopolitan' to celebrate the magazine's 50th anniversary, which is the first time they have all appeared on a cover together since 2011.

"No one could have predicted the Kardashians' and Jenners' success. But when you spend time with them, what resonates is the family unit. There are so many things about them that are glamorous, crazy, and unlike our lives, but the sense of family is universal. They love and stand by one another no matter what," says Ryan Seacrest, the executive producer of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' and the family's self-described "big brother".

The producing mogul continues by saying, "Their unvarnished candor reveals how close they really are. What's more, they present acceptance. You look at Bruce and now Caitlyn — you see the power of a family to come together when it would be so easy to fall apart. There's comfort in viewing that steadfastness of love."​ The new issue is currently available on newsstands.

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Review: Janet Jackson - 'Unbreakable'

10/15/2015 0
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Seven years after the release of her underrated ‘Discipline’ album, Janet Jackson makes a triumph return to the scene with ‘Unbreakable’, her eleventh studio album.

As evidence by her world tour, which kicked off in August and shares the album’s title, Jackson has once again reinvented herself by opting for a more demure approach this time around. Whether this change is tied to the conservative views of her billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana or simply Jackson embracing her position as a 49-year-old woman instead of trying defy it like some of her peers (Mariah Carey and Madonna), it is a welcomed change and sonically, it produces some rewarding results. Here are our top 5 moments and overall thoughts beneath:

Top 5 Moments from ‘Unbreakable’

5. “After You Fall”: With just a piano and her voice, Jackson captivates on the disc’s most minimal moment. Her voice has never soared or amazed like Whitney Houston or Celine Dion, but her success has rivaled (and maybe even surpassed) them because of her and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ awareness of what her voice is and what it does best. Whether it be a defiant anthem like “Nasty”, an overly-sexualized rampage like “Any Time, Any Place” or a traditional love ballad like “Again”, they always craft songs that bring out the best parts of her voice and that is undeniably evident here.

4. “Unbreakable”: Serving as the album’s opener and title track, it arises as a moving tribute to the fans that have stuck with her through thick and thin as she describes a love that survives the test of time and defies the odds in a way that doesn’t feel cliché. It stands as a humbling moment for the iconic singer, who openly gives her supporters credit (“The truth is I wouldn’t be here without the love I stand on”) and admits that for her it is the greatest love. It’s a connection that much like Jackson herself has proven to be “Unbreakable”, and while I think this would have been a poignant way to close out the set, the message still resonates.

3. “Dammn Baby”: Imparting her wisdom on the younger generation, here she seems to challenge artists to create their own trends instead of following them and to “get up off that grey line”. The message is cleverly wrapped in the midst of an infectious beat and hook that keeps it from coming off as cocky or rude, but it is a message that needs to be heard and her delivery is spot on.

2. “The Great Forever”: Utilizing her voice in a style that is reminiscent of her late brother Michael Jackson, she addresses the rumors surrounding her relationship with Al Mana and insists that the unsolicited opinions “don't mean nothing at all” and “doesn't change who I love”. The overall message is not simply to defend her relationship, but to encourage people to live their lives in a way that makes them the happiest and leads them to “The Great Forever”. Whatever that means to them.

1. “BURNITUP!”: The dance floor ready jam is equipped with the classic sound that we are accustomed to hearing from her, while simultaneously being current enough to fit in with today’s musical landscape. As always, Missy Elliott adds a fun and flirty fare to mix and it cultivates into one of, if not, the disc’s most enjoyable moment – certainly the most radio friendly.

Honorable Mention

“Broken Hearts Heal”: While “The Great Forever” may borrow vocal stylings from her brother, this is actually the song that is about him. She reflects on their childhood and references growing up with an abusive father (“We danced and sang our way through most anything”), while also acknowledging the bond that they shared as adults. But, it’s not a sad song and instead sees Jackson finding solace in the fact that one day they will see each other again.

“Night”: This funky groove recalls vintage Prince in the best way and Jackson is arguably the only artist besides the man himself that could effectively pull this off. It is a blast from the past of sorts, but still feels current and will undeniably find its place as a dance floor staple.

Final Verdict

With ‘Unbreakable’, Janet Jackson has accomplished just what she set out to do, which is to simply make music that continues to push boundaries and embody who she is as an artist. There is no need or desire to chase trends, because she created them, and while there are not a lot of commercial ambitious songs here, it still results in her most fulfilling set since the Super Bowl scandal.

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Rihanna Stuns On 'T' Magazine Cover

10/15/2015 0
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Pop superstar Rihanna gets recognized as one of 'The Greats' in the October 25th issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, where she gets candid with author and filmmaker Miranda July on how being a black woman has affected her career.

"People are judging you because you’re packaged a certain way -- they’ve been programmed to think a black man in a hoodie means grab your purse a little tighter," she told July.

"For me, it comes down to smaller issues, scenarios in which people can assume something of me without knowing me, just by my packaging." She added that when she began to "have [her] race be highlighted," it had the most impact on the business end of her work. "That never ends, by the way," she said. "It’s still a thing. And it’s the thing that makes me want to prove people wrong. It almost excites me; I know what they’re expecting and I can’t wait to show them that I’m here to exceed those expectations.’" Read the full interview here and peep more photos beneath:

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2015 American Music Awards: Full List Of Nominations

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On Tuesday (October 13th), the nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards, which will be hosted by Jennifer Lopez, were announced and as expected, Taylor Swift leads the way with nominations in six categories, including Artist of the Year.

The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran trail closely behind with five nominations each, while others like Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and Meghan Trainor scored four chances at a trophy.


Luke Bryan
Ariana Grande
Maroon 5
Nicki Minaj
One Direction
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
The Weeknd

Fetty Wap
Sam Hunt
Tove Lo
Walk The Moon
The Weeknd

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift “Blank Space”
The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”

Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again”
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!”
Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now”
Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Bad Blood”

Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith

Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Maroon 5
One Direction
Walk The Moon

Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift – 1989

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood

Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town

Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes
Sam Hunt – Montevallo

Fetty Wap
Nicki Minaj

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Chris Brown
Trey Songz
The Weeknd

Mary J. Blige

Chris Brown X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard Black Messiah
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

Fall Out Boy
Walk The Moon

Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor

Enrique Iglesias
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

Casting Crowns
Hillsong United

Calvin Harris
David Guetta

Fifty Shades of Grey
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1
Pitch Perfect 2
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Video: Chris Brown - 'Liquor / Zero'

10/13/2015 0
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Last month, Chris Brown premiered the official music video for "Liquor" and "Zero", the dual singles lifted from his upcoming studio album 'Royalty', which is named after his stunning daughter and is set to be released on November 27th. Watch the video and sound off beneath:

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Janet Jackson Scores Historic Seventh No.1 Album With 'Unbreakable'

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Janet Jackson is back on top of the charts as 'Unbreakable' debuts atop the Billboard 200 and her reign at the top puts her in the history books as only the third artist (and the first black artist) to have No.1 albums in each of the last four decades

Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen are the other two. Additionally, the album, which old 109,000 in pure album sales, marks her seventh chart-topper and among women that places her in third place for the most leaders behind Streisand (10) and Madonna (8).

The set, which is Jackson's first to be independently released by her Rhythm Nation label through BMG, also begins at No.1 on the Independent Albums chart and it should be noted that she accomplished all of this without any televised performances or media interviews. Congrats!!!
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Taylor Swift Seduces On 'GQ' Cover

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Pop superstar Taylor Swift is on top of the world and the climb continues as she plays cover girl on the sultry November issue of GQ magazine, where she will dish on a wide range of topics including Kanye West in her first-ever cover of the publication.

The cover story itself, which will be released next week, was written by noted critic and novelist Chuck Klosterman, and in the article he writes, "If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously. There’s simply no antecedent for this kind of career: a cross-genre, youth-oriented, critically acclaimed colossus based entirely on the intuitive songwriting merits of a single female artist. It’s as if mid-period Garth Brooks was also early Liz Phair, minus the hat and the swearing. As a phenomenon, it’s absolutely new." Like it or not, he has a point!!!
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Justin Bieber Reveals 'Purpose' Cover

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Pop heartthrob Justin Bieber has been revealing a lot of himself lately (See: Leaked Nude Pics) and now, he releases the Retna-designed cover artwork for his forthcoming studio album 'Purpose', which hits stores and digital retailers on November 13th.

The album, which puts him in a direct chart show down with One Direction, is preceded by the No.1 single "What Do You Mean" and features contributions from Skrillex, Kanye West, and Rick Rubin. Peep the black and white accented alternate covers beneath:

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New Music: Ciara - 'Paint It, Black'

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R&B singer Ciara embraces her inner rock star on "Paint It, Black", a cover of the Rolling Stones' classic that is featured in the upcoming action film 'The Last Witch Hunter'.

“I had never thought to cover this song,” the 29-year-old shared with Rolling Stone. “It was never on my radar to cover it, but when the opportunity came along, I was very thrilled, because I love what the producer Adrianne Gonzales did.” Listen to her foray into a new genre beneath:

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Halle Berry Agrees To Cancel 'Extant'; Readies New Legal Drama For CBS

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After two seasons and a creative revamp, CBS and Halle Berry has pulled the plug on the sci-fi drama series 'Extant' and simultaneously put into development 'Legalease', a legal drama that the Oscar winner will executive produce (and possibly star in).

"CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the Extant story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion," said Glenn Geller, President of CBS Entertainment. "Extant played an important role in expanding CBS’ lineup of original scripted programming in the summer. We are proud of the show’s success on the network, as well as its popularity on Amazon Prime Video. We also want to thank the incomparable Halle Berry for her commitment and support for the series and look forward to working with her on our next project together."

Berry, who will next be seen on the big screen in 'Kidnap', echoed his statement saying, "I am so proud of what we accomplished on Extant. This season seemed such a natural place to end Molly’s journey that I, along with CBS, felt it best served the story to leave it there. ‎It was my first foray into episodic television, and I’m excited to continue my relationship with CBS, producing more compelling stories through my 606 Films production banner."

As for 'Legalease', the projetc, written by Steven Lichtman, centers on a biracial lawyer from Chicago who follows a case to New Orleans, where she finds herself partnering with a good ol’ boy white attorney while working in a very particular justice system that will ultimately expose the biases we all harbor. Berry is currently just set to produce, but it sounds like perfect fit for her.
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New Music: Carrie Underwood - 'Heartbeat'

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Carrie Underwood takes a page out of Sam Hunt's book by utilizing Zach Crowell, the producer behind his hit 'Montevallo' album, for "Heartbeat", a new romantic mid-tempo lifted from her upcoming album 'Storyteller', which will be released on October 23rd. Listen below:

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Rihanna Announces New 'Anti' Album

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It has been nearly three years since the release of a Rihanna album and after releasing three singles, it looks like her eighth studio album is finally right around the corner.

On Wednesday, October 7th, the 27-year-old superstar held a private viewing for fans and press at Mama Gallery in Los Angeles, where she debuted the album's official artwork and title for her her upcoming eighth studio album. The project, produced by Kanye West, is entitled 'Anti'.

The album cover art was designed by Israeli artist Roy Nachum, and was described by Rihanna as her "favorite album cover". The album's front cover shows an image of Rihanna, which was taken on her first day of day care, holding a black balloon, with a gold crown covering her eyes, the majority of the artwork is black and white with a "smattering" of red paint. Speaking about the cover arts concept, Nachum stated that he painted a young Rihanna to represent her "bringing something new" to music. Peep the official cover above and sound off with your thoughts beneath:

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