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Ciara Slams Record Label For Not Supporting Her

February 15th, 2011 8:41am EST
R&B singer Ciara has opened up about her desperation to leave her record label, blasting bosses for not financially backing her music career.

The Goodies star has been at the center of rumors she is on the brink of being dropped by Jive Records, but she has taken to her page to explain her side of the story.

The beauty claims she has struggled to receive any financial support from label chiefs before the release of her single Gimmie Dat, revealing she has had to pay for the song and its promo with her own cash. She goes on to insist she has now personally asked to be freed ...

Fashion At The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards - Who Looked The Best?

February 14th, 2011 8:43am EST
Grammy Awards fashion
As we previously reported, the ladies ruled the Grammy Awards last night. And several stars stood out on the red carpet with their fashionable attire.

Katy Perry showed up with her grandmother wearing angel wings, while Lady Gaga made an appearance in an egg.

Cee Lo Green performed with muppets and Gwyneth Paltrow in a bird-like costume, while Rihanna teased with a ruffled number that strategically hid her softer parts.

Check out the fashion below, and tell us who your favorites are. (See the list of winners here!)

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga arriving in an egg

Jennifer Lopez

Justin Bi...

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

February 13th, 2011 3:37pm EST
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The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...

Ciara Shows Some Skin In A Brown Cut-Out Dress

February 11th, 2011 8:00pm EST
Ciara showed up to the 7th Annual Peapod Foundation Benefit Concert Featuring The Black Eyed Peas wearing a very provocative brown dress. What do you think - is it over the top or smoking hot?

The R&B star in on a crusade to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. Earlier this month on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day she encouraged her fans to regularly get checked for the virus.

In January Ciara and her ex-boyfriend 50 Cent got into a feud on twitter. The rapper tweeted about a party at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion, and his remarks appeared to set off a firestorm from his former girlfr...

Ciara Backs HIV/AIDS Awareness Crusade

February 8th, 2011 12:15pm EST
R&B star Ciara is urging her fans to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS by regularly getting checked for the virus.

Monday marked America's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which was dedicated to instilling the importance of testing and treatment within African-American communities.

Ciara is backing the drive by the Lifebeat organization, and she's reached out to her fans to urge them to get tested for the disease.

In a post on her page, she writes, "Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Get educated, get tested and get involved!!"

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Exes 50 Cent & Ciara Have Feud On Twitter

January 31st, 2011 9:32am EST
50 Cent
Former hip-hop couple 50 Cent and Ciara sparked controversy over the weekend when the pair became embroiled in a vulgar online feud on Twitter.

The rapper logged on to the microblogging website after a party at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion on Friday night, and his remarks appeared to set off a firestorm from his former partner.

He wrote: "I just left the play boy mansion. I think I want to be a pimp now. Sh*t I have strong pimp qualities. Lol... I'm looking for girls to start my new line of work. Are there any strong potential hoe's on tweeter right now. Lol."

Minutes later, Ciara tweet...

Justin Bieber Trying To Emulate Justin Timberlake

January 21st, 2011 5:26pm EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is aiming to become the next Justin Timberlake and he's hired superstar songwriter Sean Garrett to help reshape his sound.

The teenage pop star is currently working on the follow-up to his hit album My World 2.0. and he's collaborating with Garrett, who has written songs for Usher, Ciara and Britney Spears.

Garrett admits 16-year-old Bieber is aiming for a more grown-up sound on the new record, and they are looking to Timberlake for inspiration.

He tells Billboard, "What we're trying to do with Justin is to segue him into young adulthood. The one great thing about Justin...

Kanye West Encouraged Kim Kardashian To Launch Music Career

January 20th, 2011 8:50am EST
Kanye West
Kim Kardashian has credited Kanye West with kick starting her new-found music career - because the rapper encouraged the socialite to step into the recording studio.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star teamed up with R&B producer The-Dream last year to work on her debut album, but admits she wouldn't have considered the studio sessions without West's words of wisdom.

She tells, "OK, I'm not a singer, this isn't what I do. I have too much other stuff going on. (I thought) 'Is this really something safe for me to do?'"

"Kanye was actually one of the people who really talke...

Young Jeezy Drawn Into Phony Concert Lawsuit

December 14th, 2010 4:47pm EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has found himself at the center of a concert fraud lawsuit after a man allegedly posing as his agent accepted $50,000 to stage a bogus show in Texas.

Carlos Godspeed from Top Agent Booking is facing legal action from live promoters Chris Moreno, Sonny Manila and Roger Manila after allegedly misrepresenting himself as a booking agent for the hip-hop star. He reportedly agreed to set up a Jeezy gig in Houston in 2008 in exchange for an advanced payment of $50,000.

However, the concert never materialized and Godspeed only returned $23,000 of the cash, prompting the three...

Alicia Keys Dominates Soul Train Awards

November 29th, 2010 11:26am EST
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Alicia Keys was the big winner at the Soul Train Awards, picking up prizes for Record Of The Year for Unthinkable (I'm Ready) and Best Female R&B/Soul Artist.

The singer was the toast of the Atlanta, Georgia ceremony, which was broadcast on Sunday, while Usher also landed two awards. He shared the Best Male R&B/Soul Artist trophy with Trey Songz, and his Raymond vs. Raymond record was named Album Of The Year.

Other big winners included B.o.B., whose hit track Nothing on You with Bruno Mars took the Song Of The Year honor, while Eminem and Rihanna's Love the Way You Lie was named Best Hi...

Who Is The Best Dancer In Music?

November 17th, 2010 9:00am EST
Who is the best dancer in the music game today? Well, the answer to that question is open for discussion, and up to you to decide. The art form of dance however, aside from the creation of music, has remained the secondary form of artistic expression of main importance in music entertainment. Used primarily to liven up stage performances, music videos, and as an added extension to the visual platform. Here are a few of today's top performers in music for whom the medium of dance has become second nature.


Singer NE-YO, in his latest video for single "One In A Million,"embodi...

Spotted: Ciara, Kate Beckinsale, Snooki & Other Celebs In Halloween Garb (Photos)

November 1st, 2010 9:02am EDT
Celebs on Halloween
Of course celebrities like Halloween. Actors and actresses dress up for a living, and reality stars love the attention! We spotted a slew of stars over the holiday weekend channeling their inner child in a variety of costumes.

"Girl Next Door" Kendra Wilkinson opted for a sexy mobster outfit, while Ciara looked freakish in a one-piece leather suit and spooky contact lenses.

Snooki wore a strange green ensemble and carried what looked like a pickle on a stick.

Christina Aguilera was a sexy cop, and Amanda Seyfriend wore a large, fluffy dog costume.

Check out the pics below!

"90210" sta...

Ciara's Private Audition For Fan

October 30th, 2010 8:10am EDT
Ciara helped out an aspiring singer at a charity event in New York on Tuesday night by taking her to one side and giving her some advice on breaking into the music industry.

The pop star made an appearance at the Lord & Taylor store in Manhattan for a party benefiting VH1's Save the Music Foundation and the night saw performances from a number of music students.

And when Ciara spotted one hopeful "looking upset," she took the girl to one side and allowed her to sing a song in private, before handing out some words of wisdom.

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "She no...

Fergie Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year

October 28th, 2010 6:11pm EDT
The Black Eyed Peas singer and solo music artist Fergie has been crowned Woman of the Year by Billboard magazine.

The My Humps hit-maker will be handed the honor - which pays tribute to a trailblazing female music artist - at a ceremony in New York on December 2nd.

Fergie tells the Associated Press she is "humbled" to accept the award, which she called a "great career achievement."

Previous honorees include Beyonce, Ciara and country music veteran Reba McEntire.

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Akon Cancels Australian Concert

October 27th, 2010 12:37pm EDT
R&B star Akon has been banned from performing at a gig in Melbourne, Australia after his 2009 concert in the city was marred by violence.

The singer was due to play at the Summerbeatz festival at Rod Laver Arena on November 25th, but bosses at the venue have forbidden the star from going ahead with the show following last year's gig brawl. Akon was performing at Melbourne's HiSense Arena as part of his co-headlining show with T-Pain last October when rival gangs began fighting, prompting Akon to halt the event.

At least 18 people received medical treatment, including two security guard...

Sexy Black Stars Rock The 'Colored Girls' Red Carpet (Photos)

October 26th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Kerry Washington
Ntozake Shange's Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women makes the leap from stage to screen in "For Colored Girls," an ensemble drama directed by Tyler Perry.

The film stars Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.

Many of the actresses showed up to the New York City premiere last night (including Kerry Washington, above), looking lovely on the red carpet.


Janet Jackson

Thandie Newton


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Spotted: Kim Kardashian & Ciara Hanging Out In Tribeca

October 26th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Kim Kardashian & Ciara
Kim Kardashian and Ciara attracted a lot of attention when they left Cosmopolitan Cafe in Tribeca yesterday. The two friends squeezed together out of the revolving door and were greeted by a swarm of photographers and fans outside.

They were all smiles, so it looks like they were enjoying the spectacle!

Kim recently opened up to W magazine about tabloid rumors: "I've learned to ignore everything. In the beginning I thought I was too sensitive for this. I'd Google myself and it would freak me out. Now I could care less if they say I'm pregnant with twins by my brother."

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Missy Elliott Honored At Black Girls Rock! Ceremony

October 18th, 2010 9:21am EDT
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott was honored as a positive role model for the African-American community at the 2010 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Saturday.

The Get Ur Freak On hit-maker accepted the Visionary prize from singer Ciara while actresses Ruby Dee, Keke Palmer and Raven-Symone were also celebrated for their achievements at the ceremony.

Elliott later took to her page to thank DJ Beverly Bond for organizing the event, held in the Paradise Theater in New York City's Bronx borough.

She wrote:, "Beverly Bond u are so Amazing! I honer (sic) u! A inspiring (sic) event! Thanks to BlackGirl...

Neil Patrick Harris & Lance Bass Reach Out To Bullied Gay & Lesbians

October 3rd, 2010 5:39pm EDT
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Gay stars Neil Patrick Harris and Lance Bass are the latest celebrities to reach out to their homosexual fans and urge them to stand up to bullies following a string of alleged suicides in the U.S.

Lesbian comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, R&B singer Ciara and rapper Nicki Minaj have all spoken out following the death of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, who last week jumped from the George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey after his college roommate allegedly posted footage of him having sex with another man online.

Now actor Harris and singer Bass have called for a stop to the trage...

Nicki Minaj Urges Gay Fans To Stay Strong And Fight Against Bullies

October 2nd, 2010 1:15pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Rap newcomer Nicki Minaj has reached out to her gay fans and urged them to stand up to bullies, insisting suicide is "never the answer."

The "Your Love" hitmaker was left devastated after learning of four separate incidents in which gay American teenagers had taken their own lives after being bullied for their sexual preferences.The tragic death of one boy, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, hit the headlines this week when he jumped off the George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey after his roommate allegedly videotaped him having sex with another male and posted the footage on t...

Nicki Minaj Urges Gay Fans To Fight Against Bullies

October 1st, 2010 3:15pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Rap newcomer Nicki Minaj has reached out to her gay fans and urged them to stand up to bullies, insisting suicide is "never the answer."

The Your Love hit-maker was left devastated after learning of four separate incidents in which gay American teenagers had taken their own lives after being bullied for their sexual preferences. The tragic death of one boy, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, hit the headlines this week when he jumped off the George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey after his roommate allegedly videotaped him having sex with another male and posted the footage on t...

Ellen DeGeneres 'Devastated' By The Suicide Of Rutgers Student

October 1st, 2010 8:20am EDT
Ellen Degeneres
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has spoken of her devastation over the death of a gay teenager who killed himself after he was 'outed' on the internet.

Tyler Clementi, 18, took his own life after a roommate allegedly videoed him having sex with another male and posted the footage on the web. The news comes after three similar incidents in which gay American teenagers have committed suicide after being bullied. Openly gay talk show host DeGeneres has expressed her sadness at Clementi's death and made a public appeal to prevent any more tragedies.

She says, "I am devastated over the death of 1...

Promoters Sued Over Drake No-Show

September 17th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Two music promoters have been hit with a $50,000 lawsuit alleging they reneged on a deal to arrange concerts starring rappers Drake and Soulja Boy.

Bosses at show organizers 80s Baby claim they booked several acts, including R&B singer Ciara and hip-hop star Plies, to perform at two gigs in Texas last year.

They handed over a total of $47,500 as deposits to secure the artists - but claim promoters Carlos Goodspeed and Jason 'DJ J Rudd' Rudd failed to deliver and then refused to hand back the cash.

According to, papers were filed at Dallas District Court, Texas on Monday all...

Short, Sexy Black & White Dresses Dominated The 2010 VMAs Fashion (Pictures & Video)

September 13th, 2010 8:24am EDT
Video Music Awards Fashion
The MTV Video Music Awards were rocking last night, and Lady Gaga took home eight awards, including "Best Female Video," "Best Pop Video" and the night's biggest accolade, "Video Of The Year."

Move over, Gaga, there's something even more important than your trophies -- the fashion!

The dominating theme of last night's event was black and white, which coincided nicely with the white carpet! Pop stars, reality stars, and actresses went short, sexy and strapless, although some bucked the trend with longer gowns.

Scroll down to take a look at the lovely ladies, and tell us which star stood o...

Fist Pumping For Love – 5 Celebrity Hotties For Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

August 27th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
Last night brought us yet another Jersey Shore episode on MTV and the cast continues to keep us glued to our television sets with their antics. What is going on with Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino’s love life? Will he get past his run of ‘grenade’ (not so attractive girl) encounters?

We guess we’ll have to keep on tuning in to find out. Until then, Sitch, since you can’t seem to catch a break with the girls so far while hanging in SoBe, we’ve decided to play celebrity matchmaker for you.

Karissa and Kristina Shannon – Two for one deal

No longer Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, if Mike has ...

Missy Elliott Pays Tribute To Aaliyah

August 25th, 2010 11:47am EDT
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott has paid tribute to her late friend Aaliyah on the ninth anniversary of the R&B star's death.

The Try Again hit-maker was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25th 2001 at the age of 22, shortly after the release of her third album and just as she was launching herself as a Hollywood actress. Elliott collaborated with Aaliyah many times throughout her tragically short career and insists she still misses her friend nearly a decade after her death.

She tells, "There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of (Aaliyah) or watch a video or play her musi...

Ciara Looks Fierce In New York

July 12th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
Ciara looked toned and tantalizing in a short pink one-shouldered dress over the weekend. We can see why a group of onlookers is staring at her - she looks great! What do you think?

The R&B star showed up at New York's Cipriani restaurant for the wedding of former MTV VJ LaLa Vasquez and her basketball beau Carmelo Anthony.

Ciara recently confessed she spends $11,000 a month on fancy footwear. The "Get Up" hitmaker loves spending big on "extravagant shoes" and has a staggering 1,000 pairs in her closet.

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Ciara Spends Thousands Of Dollars Each Month On Shoes

July 7th, 2010 8:37am EDT
R&B star Ciara has a shoe addiction - she spends $11,000 a month on fancy footwear.

The "Get Up" hitmaker loves spending big on "extravagant shoes" and has a staggering 1,000 pairs in her closet.

And the singer admits she can easily blow a huge amount every month just to keep up with the latest trends.

She tells Pride magazine, "When I go shopping, my most extravagant purchases are normally going to be shoes. I just love shoes and go for what's hot. I like everything from Louboutin and Dr Martens to Versace and Fendi. A person should always be able to afford to extravagant shoes.

"I thi...

Chris Brown Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson & Cries At BET Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Video & Photos!

June 28th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
R&B star Chris Brown stole the limelight at the 2010 BET Awards on Sunday night when he performed a showstopping dance tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker was introduced to the stage by Jermaine Jackson to mark the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

The young singer showed off his fancy footwork to "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal" and "Billie Jean" but struggled to complete his tribute segment as tears streamed down his face while trying to sing Jackson classic "Man in the Mirror."

His surprise addition to the show's line-up came a year a...

Ciara Urges Fans To Take HIV Test

June 28th, 2010 8:20am EDT
Singer Ciara is backing a campaign encouraging young Americans to get tested for HIV - so they will "know what's going on" with their bodies.

The Get Up hit-maker is fronting the Get Yourself Tested drive to help young people across the U.S. combat sexually transmitted diseases.

Speaking at Sunday's National Annual HIV Testing Day as part of the campaign, she tells MTV News, "You gotta do it. Knowing is greater than doubt. You'll feel so much better if you know what's going on with your body, and you don't want to be surprised."

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