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Billboard Music Awards Fashion: Check Out The Sexiest Red Carpet Looks

5/18/2015 9:39am EDT
The Hottest Looks At The 2015 Billboard Music Awards: JLo, Taylo
Las Vegas was the place to be on Sunday night as stars turned out for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Taylor Swift showed up on the red carpet with a posse of gal pals, including (from left) actresses Zendaya Coleman and Hailee Steinfeld and models Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt.

These ladies all appear in the pop star's "Bad Blood" music video, which premiered last night during the broadcast.

Swift rocked a white jump suit with side cut outs and took home a staggering eight awards: Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top ...

New Music Releases To Check Out

3/10/2015 8:00am EDT
The 'Empire' Soundtrack Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In
Another week, more new music – that’s one way too look at it! This week, all five of the releases gracing this list are interesting. There is indeed something for everybody, but many who have been watching a certain show named Empire will want to sink their teeth into the soundtrack that has been music to their ears since it bowed. Then others may want to hear what Madonna sounds like in 2015. And of course, there’s nothing wrong with a little spring break with Luke Bryan. Here are five albums to check out this week!

1) Empire Cast, Original Soundtrack From Season 1 of Empire (Columbi...

Imagine Dragons Lead Albums To Check Out

2/17/2015 8:30am EST
Imagine Dragons Lead Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
February 2015 has been a music release month without a homerun you might say. Sure, there have been some solid newbies such as Now 53 and Fifth Harmony’s Reflection, but there hasn’t been that big-time hit with staying power as yet. Maybe that changes this week with the release of Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album Smoke+ Mirrors, not to mention the surprise pre-Valentines Day Drake album, If You’re Reading This Its Too Late. Here are six albums to check out!

1) Imagine Dragons, Smoke + Mirrors (Interscope)

Imagine Dragons’ sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors ranks among the year’s most hi...

Review: Estelle Shows Off Impressive Vocal Prowess On 'True Romance'

2/16/2015 6:00pm EST
Review: Estelle Shows Off Impressive Vocal Prowess On 'True Roma
When the name Estelle comes to mind, there is one song most will cite without question: “American Boy.” “American Boy” was the British singer/rapper’s breakout hit, winning her a Grammy along the way. That said there is more to Estelle’s than “American Boy,” and on her fourth studio album True Romance, Estelle shows off immense artistic versatility. True Romance has a bit of everything, oscillating between boldness and conservativeness, all the while finding the Estelle on top of her game. Throughout its course, Estelle’s vocals are always on-point.

“Time After Time” initiates True Roma...

Estelle Shocks A Little Too Much On 'Make Her Say (Beat It Up)'

4/23/2014 3:45am EDT
Something has clearly happened to my girl Estelle. Even that statement is an understatement. Estelle’s new single “Make Her Say (Beat It Up)” is nothing short of shocking and I do mean NOTHING short. Estelle has fooled around (no pun intended) with being risqué on songs such as “Wait A Minute (Just A Touch)” (Shine), but nothing to the extent of “Make Her Say”. “Make Her Say”, like the majority of contemporary R&B these days, relies on its explicitness. Perhaps what’s more shocking about this is that a female rather than a male leads the blunt, hypersexual approach. There is a clear do...

D'Angelo Announces First Live Concert In 10 Years

5/3/2012 4:20pm EDT
Reclusive soul star D'Angelo is set to return to the stage for the first time in a decade to perform at the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

The Brown Sugar singer will make his live comeback on the first night of the New Orleans, Louisiana event, which takes place in early July.

D'Angelo has not released an album since 2000's hit Voodoo, but reports suggest he's working on new material and is ready to make his chart return after a troubled few years away from the spotlight.

The singer, real name Michael Archer, has spent time in rehab battling drug addictions and, in March, he pleaded gu...

Estelle And Annie Lennox Turn To Online Fans To Raise AIDS Awareness

12/1/2011 12:40pm EST
Annie Lennox, actor Jamie Bell and singer Estelle have called on their online fans to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

American Boy hit-maker Estelle is a longtime supporter of the Virgin Unite initiative, which aims to help young people stop the spread of the diseases. To mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, she's penned a special message on her website calling for her followers to highlight the issue.

She writes, "My darlings... Join me, and millions of RED and ONE supporters, to fight for an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. Add your voice. Make a pledge. Get a song from The Killers for...

Sandra Bullock's Son Gets His First Andy Warhol Print

10/28/2011 4:00pm EDT
Sandra Bullock & son
Sandra Bullock's talent agents have gifted the actress' one-year-old son with his first Andy Warhol print after paying $14,000 for it at a charity auction.

The Oscar winner attended the 2011 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont hotel on Thursday to pay tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, alongside guests including Colin Farrell, Selma Blair, Rose McGowan and British singer Estelle.

The night included a special sale to raise money for the AIDS charity founded by the late acting icon and Bullock's reps decided to dig deep to win a print of Warhol's famous Peaches artw...

Taraji P. Henson & Tatyana Ali Win 'Black Girls Rock' Awards

10/18/2011 8:53am EDT
Taraji P Henson
Taraji P. Henson and singer/actress Tatyana Ali were among the honorees at Saturday night's sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards.

Henson picked up the "Star Power Award" while Ali was named the "Young, Gifted & Black Award" recipient.

The New York City party, which was hosted by Diana Ross' daughter Tracee and Regina King, featured performances by Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Sends Home Reality Star Kristin Cavallari

10/5/2011 9:39am EDT
Kristin Cavallari Sent Home

Monday night had me sniffling off and on throughout the show, so I was crossing my fingers that Tuesday night’s elimination show wouldn’t also make me sad. Going into it, I was pretty sure it would be fine, and not just because Len was reported to be dancing on the show. It also just seemed obvious to me that Chaz would got home. Maybe Nancy. No big loss either way. But was I right?

Here’s where the leader board stood after Monday night’s show:

1. Ricki and Derek - 27
2. Chynna and Tony - 26
2. J.R. and Karina - 26
3. Rob and Cheryl - 24
3. Kristin and Mark - 24
3. Hope and...

Celebrities Tweet Prayers & Well Wishes To Japan Earthquake Victims

3/11/2011 9:10am EST
Melanie Brown
Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown is terrified she will be caught up in a tsunami horror following Friday's earthquake in Japan.

The singer and her husband Stephen Belafonte are currently on a trip around the Far East and travelled to Malaysia from Singapore earlier this week.

She took to Twitter soon after the 8.9-magnitude tremor hit Japan on Friday - but her concerns turned to terror when a tsunami warning was issued for more than 20 countries and islands, including Malaysia.

In a series of posts, Brown writes, "My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Japan I can not believe ...

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

10/26/2010 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


Kimberly Elise

Chris Tucker To Accept Michael Jackson's Award

6/14/2010 8:27am EDT
Chris Tucker
Actor Chris Tucker will accept an award on behalf of late superstar Michael Jackson at the Apollo Theater's annual benefit concert in New York on Monday night.

The late King of Pop and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be named Apollo Legends at the gala on June 14th, at the venue where Jackson launched his career with the Jackson 5 at the Apollo's Amateur Night in the late 1960s.

Organizers had initially planned to hand Jackson's trophy to the late star's family, but it has now been confirmed that Rush Hour star Tucker will take the stage in their place to accept the prize, according ...

Naomi Campbell Planning Another Haiti Fundraiser

2/17/2010 7:00pm EST
Naomi Campbell Planning Haiti Fundraiser For London Fashion Week
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is building on the success of her charity fashion show in New York on Friday - by staging a follow-up event to kick off London Fashion Week.

The British beauty organized the Fashion for Relief Haiti show as part of New York Fashion Week to raise money for aid efforts in the earthquake-hit Caribbean nation, roping in pals including Chris Brown, Malin Akerman and singer Estelle.

Campbell is now planning a second gala with star names to raise funds for mothers and new babies in Haiti.

She says, "I am deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Haiti. So many ...

Slideshow: Celebs At US Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Celebration

4/23/2009 4:26pm EDT
US Weekly Style celebrity pictures
Lots of stars were at US Weekly's Hot Hollywood Style Celebration in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Click through the pics and let us know who you thought looked best by leaving a comment below!

Holly Madison

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Estelle And The Ting Tings Medley At The 2009 Brit Awards

2/19/2009 12:12pm EST
The Ting Tings
Although The Ting Tings didn't win an award at The Brits (they were beaten by Duffy twice), it didn't sour their live performance featuring Estelle.

Kudos to the group for pulling off an actual live performance (or a fantastic pre-recording, but let's assume the former).

Estelle and The Ting Tings

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Slideshow: Babes Of The 2009 Brit Awards

2/18/2009 4:57pm EST
Brit Awards pictures 2009
Kylie Minogue, Duffy, Girls Aloud and Katy Perry were among the hot female artists at the Brit Awards this evening. Check out pics of the ladies here. Who looked hottest? Leave a comment below!

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Chris Brown-Rihanna Drama, Kanye West Mullet, And Old People Rule This Year's Grammys

2/9/2009 10:51am EST
Neil Diamond
For the 2009 Grammy Awards, contributing writer Simbarashe keeps a blog as everything happens live! Time for this year's Grammys. Since I'm doing this live I'll have no choice but to post only my initial gut-reactions as things happen, so hopefully this will be to your reading benefit. If someone is hot, I'll let you know. If someone is not, I'll let you know that too. I'm just wondering if anything I blog can or would be used against me.

8:00pm - I'm excited! The Grammys have started!

8:00pm - U2 kick things off with their new single "Get On Your Boots". It's like ZooT...

Grammy Fashion: The Best, The Worst & The In-Between

2/9/2009 9:39am EST
Grammy Fashion
Last night's Grammy Awards were full of drama, and the stars made dramatic statements with their fashion attire. We picked the best & worst of the night, but what do you think? Do you agree with our picks? Click through our fashion slideshow, and let us know!


Bai Ling

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Jordin Sparks

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2009 Grammy Award Predictions

1/30/2009 12:05pm EST
My Morning Jacket
What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Grammys and the Oscars, and after a few years of real yawners, the Grammys in particular are back with a vengeance! The performances lineup is Coachella-esque impressive, with U2 and Coldplay joining the likes of Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne(!), Paul McCartney(!!) and Radiohead(!!!). But just as important as the performers are the award winners, and if you're in an office pool somewhere or on your way to Vegas and need a little help predicting the winners, you've come to the right place! (Well actually, if you're on your way to Vegas you ...

Seal Discusses His Album 'Soul', His Love For Music And America

11/25/2008 10:49am EST
The gorgeous 45 year old crooner from the UK is at it again. Grammy award winning soul artist Seal is back with his 6th studio album "Soul." It is a 12 track collection of classic soul songs where he covers such greats as Sam Cooke's 'A Change Gonna Come,' James Brown's 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World,' and Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' just to name a few.

Some may refer to him as 'Mr. Heidi Klum,' but be assured that Seal can hold his own in the spotlight. His self-titled album released in 1991 was the beginning testament to that fact and his first single 'Crazy'...

Slick Rick Among Honorees At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

10/6/2008 3:46pm EDT
Slick Rick
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though he's considered one of rap's all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn't mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like "Children's Story" or even his most recent accolade - getting saluted as a pioneer at the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors."

Instead, he cites: owning a home. "I guess my biggest accomplishment would be to purchase some real estate in the Bronx ... to have something to fall back on a rainy day," Slick Rick, who's now a landlord, said in a recent interview. While that may seem rather mundan...

Gym Class Heroes Announce North American Tour With The Roots And Estelle

8/14/2008 6:30pm EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes have announced details of their upcoming co-headline tour with The Roots.

The North American schedule – which features support from Homeschool/Atlantic Records R&B sensation Estelle – will begin on October 3rd at Baltimore's Rams Head Live! and then traverse the continent through a November 1st finale at Albany, New York's Washington Avenue Armory.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on August 15th and 16th. Furthermore, one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva...

Gym Class Heroes Roll Out 'The Quilt' Sept. 9

7/4/2008 9:00am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated third album, "The Quilt." The collection – which follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified breakthrough, As Cruel As School Children – arrives in stores and at online retailers on September 9th.

The Quilt will be preceded by the album's first single, "Cookie Jar." Produced by The-Dream (Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown), the track will be available for digital purchase on July 8th. Gym Class Heroes recently wrapped production on a companion video for "Cookie Jar" with dire...

Solange Knowles To Release, 'SoL-AngeL And The Hadley Street Dreams,' Aug. 26

5/4/2008 9:00am EDT
Solange Knowles
Talented singer, songwriter, artist, and entrepreneur, Solange Knowles AKA SoL-AngeL, is ready to set the world on fire with a sound that is sure to breathe life into a sometimes stagnant music scene. With her sophomore set, SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams, on her new label home of Geffen Records through Music World Entertainment, Solange takes us through a walk in yesteryear with an uber modern twist. SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams is due for release on August 26th.

On SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams, SoL-AngeL enlisted help from producers and songwriters that ...

Estelle Discusses Her Album 'Shine,' American Boys And Her Sense of Fashion

4/28/2008 9:00am EDT
UK sensation Estelle has been dubbed John Legend's protégé. She's been compared to Lauryn Hill and has collaborated with a number of great artists (Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Wyclef Jean,, Mark Ronson and Cee-lo & Jack Splash) to come up with an amazing album called "Shine," which drops in the states tomorrow.

This 28-year-old dynamo is one artist who is comfortable in her own skin. She is willing to take risks to further her career, which characterizes an extreme sense of self-determination that cannot be ignored. Being the first artist to be signed to John Legend's new lab...