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Nelly Furtado 'challenged' working with husband

February 24th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado admits it can be "challenging" working with her husband.
The 'Say it Right' hitmaker has worked with her sound engineer spouse Demacio 'Demo' Castellon - who she married in 2008 - on two albums, 'Loose' in 2006 and 2009's 'Mi Plan' and though they share "healthy tension", their studio sessions usually result in "good things".
She told PEOPLE magazine: "It's a healthy tension working together. It doesn't always go smoothly, of course, and it can be really challenging when there are differences of opinion, which of course happens. But good things always tend to come out of it, a...

Timbaland's wife files for divorce

October 17th, 2013 4:20am EDT
Timbaland's wife has filed for divorce.
The music producer - who is a regular collaborator of Justin Timberlake - has been served divorce papers by his wife of five years Monique Mosley, and his estranged spouse is seeking child support for their five-year-old daughter, as well as her 10-year-old child that he didn't father.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Monique claims the 'The Way I Are' hitmaker has "publicly and privately proclaimed this child as his own".
The star's spouse is also petitioning the court to grant her alimony, life insurance, private school and summer camp ...

Nelly Furtado Unveils Official Video For 'Spirit Indestructible'

July 18th, 2012 4:49pm EDT
Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado has just unveiled the official video for "Spirit Indestructible," the Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins produced second single and title track from her upcoming album. The video was shot on beautiful Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, and captures the song's empowering and spiritual message. The clip follows up the inspirational lyric video, which featured footage from Spencer West's climb up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and financial support for clean water projects in Africa.

Nelly also recently released the 'Home Made' video for "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)," The Spirit Inde...

MMVAs Highlights: Katy Perry With Wings, LMFAO In Underpants, Justin Bieber & More!

June 18th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Katy Perry
Canada's Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs) were held in Toronto on Sunday night, and some of our favorite popstars came out in full force on stage and off.

Katy Perry walked the red carpet in a flowing Egyptian-inspired black and gold gown, and later she took the stage and transformed into a colorful butterfly. She took home trophies for "UR Favorite International Artist" and "International Video Of The Year" for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)."

Justin Bieber carried his baby brother Jaxon on the red carpet and posed for photographs with his protegee Carly Rae Jepsen, who picked up three awa...

Nelly Furtado Suffered From Writer's Block While Making New Album

May 8th, 2012 11:39pm EDT
Nelly Furtado
Singer Nelly Furtado was reluctant to film the making of her latest album because she struggled to write new music with cameras in the studio.

Record label bosses sent a videographer to document Furtado as she made The Spirit Indestructible so fans could watch her progress in weekly 'webisodes' posted on

But the "Maneater" hitmaker admits the cameras interrupted her creative process.

She explains, "It's become a content-hungry universe. The most important person on your team nowadays is your videographer because they're constantly filming you. But I'm quite private, so I get...

Nelly Furtado's New Single Is An Ode To Hip-Hop

May 7th, 2012 9:30pm EDT
Nelly Furtado
Singer Nelly Furtado has quoted lyrics by Salt N Pepa and A Tribe Called Quest in a new song documenting her teenage love affair with hip-hop.

The "Maneater" hitmaker admits she stayed up at night to listen to American radio stations while growing up in the suburbs of Victoria, Canada, where rap music was rare.

She says, "Hip-hop was super-exotic to us in Canada. Because we were near the south, we could get some of the radio stations from Seattle.

"I remember attaching a wire clothing hanger to the antenna of my radio in my bedroom, so I could get the frequency and get that station and l...

Happy 30th Birthday, Britney Spears!

December 2nd, 2011 8:15am EST
Britney Spears
Happy birthday, Britney Spears - the pop princess turns 30 today.

Britney's come a long way since breaking into showbiz on "The New Mickey Mouse Club," releasing seven best-selling albums, scooping a Grammy Award, launching a multi-million dollar perfume empire and becoming a mum to two boys.

She suffered a public meltdown in 2008 and has two failed marriages behind her but the singer has turned her life around after settling down with boyfriend Jason Trawick and hitting the road with her "Femme Fatale Tour," which grossed more than $6 million in its first 10 shows.

To mark her latest mi...

Nelly Furtado Donates $1 Million To Free The Children Charity

September 28th, 2011 12:46pm EDT
Nelly Furtado
Singer Nelly Furtado has shown off her generous side by donating $1 million to help poverty-stricken young girls around the world.

The Maneater hit-maker has offered the funds to Free The Children, which helps girls in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya, as well as the Middle East and North Africa, who are in need of support.

Furtado announced the pledge while she was onstage performing at the Free The Children's We Day event in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday.

The singer recently visited the charity's development projects in Kenya for a documentary, Nelly Furtado: The Road To Kisaruni.


Timbaland And Nelly Furtado Cleared In Copyright Lawsuit

June 20th, 2011 3:37pm EDT
Producer Timbaland and singer Nelly Furtado have been cleared of any wrongdoing in a two-year old copyright lawsuit.

Bosses at Finnish label Kernal Records launched a legal battle against the stars, alleging the duo stole elements of one of their artist's song to create the hit Do It.

However, a Florida judge has now tossed out the claim, freeing Timbaland and Furtado from the $20 million suit, according to

Karen Stetson, Timbaland's representative, says, "We're very happy. We thought from the beginning that this issue was an important one and followed the plain langu...

Nelly Furtado Urges Young Canadians To Vote

April 7th, 2011 1:32pm EDT
Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado has rallied fellow Canadian stars including Justin Bieber and Avril Lavigne in a bid to persuade young people in the country to vote in the upcoming election.

The singer is determined to boost youth turnout numbers when Canada goes to the polls on May 2nd to elect a new prime minister and she has started campaigning on her page to encourage more youngsters into the voting booths.

Furtado has been handing out advice to confused fans and answering their questions about the upcoming election, as well as reaching out to other stars, asking them to join her campaign...

Usher Follows Beyonce, Mariah & Nelly Furtado and Gives Gaddafi Money to Charity

March 6th, 2011 9:30am EST
Usher has become the latest celebrity to hand money to charity after accepting a hefty fee to appear at a concert connected to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

A number of stars, including Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado, have admitted being paid to sing for the dictator's relatives.

Following the uprising in the country and controversy over Gaddafi's refusal to stand down as leader, all three singers have promised to hand their fee to good causes.

Usher has now confirmed he was paid to appear at a 2009 New Year's Eve party hosted by the dictator's son, Muatassim Gaddafi, on the Ca...

Mariah Carey 'Embarrassed' Over Gaddafi Concert

March 3rd, 2011 4:21pm EST
Mariah Carey
Red-faced Mariah Carey has offered to hand over profits from her next single to a human rights charity after feeling "horrible and embarrassed" about performing a private concert for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family.

Superstars including Beyonce and Nelly Furtado have handed over the $1 million fees they received for playing gigs at parties hosted by the dictator's son and entourage to charity in protest over the way the leader has handled the growing unrest in the Middle Eastern country.

Carey and Usher also faced calls for them to hand over their payments to charity, and now a r...

Beyonce Donated Private Concert Fees From Gaddafi to Charity Last Year

March 2nd, 2011 10:48pm EST
A publicist for Beyonce has silenced critics attacking the R&B superstar for accepting $1 million from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for a private concert by revealing the singer has already donated the funds to charity.

The Crazy In Love hitmaker was one of the headliners at a 2009 New Year's Eve party hosted by the dictator's son, Muatassim Gaddafi, on the Caribbean island of St. Barts.

She came under increasing pressure to hand over her performance fee to a good cause last week as civil unrest grows in the Middle East.

Other artists, including Usher, Nelly Furtado and Mariah Carey, wh...

Nelly Furtado Gives Up Money She Received From Muammar Gaddafi

March 1st, 2011 8:39am EST
Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado is so appalled by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's refusal to step down amid growing rebellion in the Middle East she is planning to donate the $1 million he paid her for a 45-minute concert to charity.

As the world's leaders impose strict sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya in the hope of ending the defiant dictator's reign and the country's unrest, the Canadian singer insists she wants no association with him.

And that means giving away the cash she received for performing at a party.

She tweets, "In 2007, I received 1million$ from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. Show for g...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

January 1st, 2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Simpson
February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...

'The Best Of Nelly Furtado' Out Nov. 13; Features All Her Hits & Three New Songs

October 6th, 2010 10:30pm EDT
Nelly Furtado
Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning global superstar, actress, philanthropist and recent Canadian "Walk of Fame" inductee, Nelly Furtado, will celebrate her first 10 years of recording with her first greatest hits compilation, "The Best Of Nelly Furtado" (Geffen Records). The album, to be released November 16th, features #1 Pop smashes, collaborations and three previously unreleased recordings and will be available in standard and double-disc deluxe editions.

Of the previously unreleased recordings, "Night Is Young," the album's first single, was co-produced by Salaam Remi (Nas, The Fu...

Celine Dion Skipped Olympics Ceremony Because She Thought She'd Be Pregnant

February 16th, 2010 9:13am EST
Celine Dion
Celine Dion skipped the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in her native Canada because she thought she'd be too pregnant to perform.

Dion's absence raised questions because many fans expected her to be part of the spectacular in Vancouver on Friday. Instead, Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams and k.d. Lang took top billing.

Dion's representative has since cleared up the confusion, explaining that the singer was forced to pull out of a planned performance when she got pregnant last year. The singer suffered a miscarriage just weeks after confirming the baby news.

But ...

Canadian Celebrities Dazzle At Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

February 13th, 2010 9:42am EST
Donald Sutherland
Canada's brightest stars including Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, k.d. Lang and Joni Mitchell teamed up to help launch the Winter Olympics in the country on Friday, putting on a stellar show at the opening ceremony.

The games kicked off with a spectacular show in Vancouver and the ceremony brought together the nation's best-loved musicians to perform at the BC Place stadium.

The event was narrated by legendary actor Donald Sutherland, and opened with a duet by Adams and Furtado, who sang Bang The Drum to the crowd.

Lang, Mitchell and singer Sarah McLachlan also took to the stage durin...

Canadian Celebrities Plans Haiti Telethon

January 21st, 2010 11:54pm EST
Celine Dion
Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, moviemaker James Cameron and Nelly Furtado are to compliment George Clooney's Haiti telethon on Friday night with a Canada For Haiti special.

While Clooney and Haitian superstar Wyclef Jean lead Help For Haiti Now, a host of celebrity Canadians are planning their own TV benefit.

The one-hour, commercial-free special will air live across Canada from Toronto.

The impressive line-up also includes The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Simple Plan, acclaimed songwriter David Foster, Chantal Kreviazuk, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Reynolds, William Sh...

2009 Music Quiz!

January 2nd, 2010 10:11am EST
2009 was the year of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, the Black Eyed Peas, Susan Boyle - and Rihanna's punch up with Chris Brown. And, as we embark on a bright, shiny New Year, here's your chance to look back at the past 12 months and test your memory at the same time.

Are you a music mastermind or a tone deaf dimwit? Turn off your iPod, put down your MP3 player and give the ultimate 2009 pop, rock and rap quiz your full attention.

Have fun...(answers on the last page!)

1. Which rapper infuriated Mariah Carey and her husband with 2009 lyrical claims he romanced her nine years ago?

Timbaland Insists He's Leaving Hip-Hop For Good

December 13th, 2009 2:00pm EST
Superproducer Timbaland has turned his back on hip-hop for good - insisting the genre is "just not the same" as when he started out.

The Grammy-winning beatmaker began his career working for hip-hop superstars Ginuwine and Missy Elliott, but has moved away from his roots to focus on more pop-sounding tracks.

And after working with Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and the Pussycat Dolls, the star believes he's found his niche - insisting there are only a few of his hip-hop contemporaries who are still relevant.

He tells, "I was done with hip-hop a long time ago. Once my g...

Hot Photos From The 2009 American Music Awards

November 23rd, 2009 9:57am EST
Rihanna AMAs
Rihanna looked hot in a skintight, bandage-like ensemble when she performed at last night's American Music Awards. Check out tons more sexy photos after the jump!

Pop sensation Taylor Swift stole the show last night, scooping up five awards. Swift won the coveted Artist of the Year award and was also named Favorite Pop/Rock Female, Favorite Country Female and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. Her album Fearless was also named Favorite Country Music Album.

Adam Lambert has defended his same-sex kiss onstage after angry viewers complained about his risqué performance. The openly gay ...

Taylor Swift Dominates American Music Awards

November 23rd, 2009 8:18am EST
Taylor Swift AMAs
Pop sensation Taylor Swift stole the show at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, scooping five AMAs.

Swift won the coveted Artist of the Year award and was also named Favorite Pop/Rock Female, Favorite Country Female and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist. Her album Fearless was also named Favorite Country Music Album.

The singer stayed up late to continue her recent winning streak, collecting the prizes via a satellite link from London, after rehearsing for a forthcoming show there.

Click the pics for a huge American Music Awards gallery!

Late King of Pop Michael Jac...

Slideshow: Los Premios MTV Awards

October 16th, 2009 9:52am EDT
Los Premios MTV Awards
The stars were out at the Los Premios MTV Awards in Los Angeles last night. Although big winner Lady Gaga was a no show (she won the "Song of the Year" prize for "Poker Face" and the "Best New International Artist trophy), many other celebrities made appearances. Check out their photos after the jump...

Bosses at MTV split the ceremony between a string of cities including Bogota, Colombia, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mexico City, with performances from the regional shows broadcast at the L.A. leg, held in the city's Gibson Amphitheatre.

Gaga took to her page to thank her f...

MTV Latin America Awards Go Gaga (See Photos)

October 16th, 2009 9:15am EDT
MTV Latin America Awards
Pop sensation Lady Gaga was the toast of the Latin American music scene on Thursday night, winning two honors at the Los Premios MTV Awards in Los Angeles.

Bosses at MTV split the ceremony between a string of cities including Bogota, Colombia, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Mexico City, with performances from the regional shows broadcast at the L.A. leg, held in the city's Gibson Amphitheatre. Canadian-Portuguese singer Nelly Furtado opened the L.A. show with a song from her Spanish-language album Mi Plan.

Lady Gaga was a big winner on the night, picking up the Song of the Year prize f...

Nelly Furtado Wants To Pose For Playboy

October 9th, 2009 2:48pm EDT
Nelly Furtado To Pose For Playboy
Nelly Furtado is calling on Playboy boss Hugh Hefner to offer her a big money deal to pose naked on her 40th birthday.

The sexy singer was offered a huge sum to strip nude at the beginning of her career, but she was scared it would tarnish her chances of musical success.

Now she's older, the Canadian/Portuguese star feels more confident with her looks and career - and is inviting Hefner to make her a new offer.

Furtado, 31, says, "The magazine was even prepared to offer me $500.000, (but) I didn't want Playboy on my resume at the age of 22. If they ask when I'm 40, I'll probably...

Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...

Weekly Fashion Wrap Up For The week Of September 14, 2009

September 18th, 2009 12:12pm EDT
Weekly Fashion Wrap Up for the week of September 14
There were so many losers this week we didn't have room for all of them, and so our winner list got cut a bit short. Was it the MTV Awards or Fashion Week in NYC that brought out the worst in people (or their stylists)? You decide!


Holly Montag: It's not even a question. Holly Montag is definitely our worst dressed of the week.

Image © PR Photos

Adrienne Bailon: We get it, you used to be a "Cheetah Girl." Stop it with the outfits already..

Image © PR Photos

Stephanie Pratt: Is is the shoes? Or the overly injected face?

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Nelly Furtado Hits #1 With Original Spanish Song

September 7th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Nelly Furtado Hits Number One With Original Spanish Song
Grammy Award winning Canadian-Portuguese superstar Nelly Furtado has made history by reaching Number One on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart with her single "Manos Al Aire," the lead single off of "Mi Plan," her fourth studio album which is her first completely recorded in Spanish. This is the first time that a North American artist makes this achievement with a song that was originally written in Spanish, not a translated version of an English language song.

Nelly Furtado has sold over 18 million albums in her career, with close to 10 millions in sales were from her most last album "Lo...

Caitlin Crosby's Debut Album, 'Flawz', Released

June 26th, 2009 9:45am EDT
Caitlin Crosby
Meet up-and coming LA singer/songwriter Caitlin Crosby, a fresh new voice on the pop music scene! The charismatic 23-year-old songsmith with a compelling raspy vocal style, has crafted her debut album, "Flawz", filled with irresistible, thought-provoking and guitar-driven songs produced by Marshall Altman.

Crosby's first track is the sweet and infectious number "Still Have My Heart," which is also currently available on iTunes. The video for the track was directed by Walter May (who also directed Katy Perry's "Ur So Gay") and features Zachary Levi from "Chuck", Albert Reed from "Dancing ...

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