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Lady Gaga's Meat Dress Named Top Fashion Statement Of 2010

12/15/2010 10:50pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga's meaty ensemble at this year's MTV Video Music Awards has been lauded by Time magazine editors as the number one Fashion Statement of 2010.

The "Poker Face" hitmaker shocked at the September event when she donned a dress made from hide and cuts of meat, complete with a matching head piece and purse.

And Gaga's innovative dress has landed her on top of Time's annual countdown, beating weird and wonderful outfits by M.I.A., tennis superstar Venus Williams and Rihanna.

Editors write, "If making fashion statements is your primary raison d'être (reason for existence), it's easy to ...

Vampires Win Big At Scream Awards (Hot Pics!)

10/18/2010 7:56am EDT
Scream Awards
Vampires ruled at the 2010 Scream Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night with "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart and the cast of TV drama "True Blood" winning big prizes at the city's Greek Theater.

Stewart picked up the Best Fantasy Actress honour at the event, held to applaud all things sci-fi, and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was named Best Fantasy Movie. It was also a big night for "True Blood," which picked up Best TV Show from number one fan Marilyn Manson.

The drama also claimed the Holy Sh--! Scene of the Year accolade for its much-publicized head-twisting sex encounter, while "True Bl...

M.I.A. Confirms Free NYC Concert

9/27/2010 10:30am EDT
Rapper M.I.A. is set to fulfill her promise of a free show for New Yorkers - she's lined up a mystery gig in Brooklyn.

The Paper Planes hit-maker was forced offstage early at the Hard NYC event on Governors Island in July when a huge thunderstorm broke out; sparking fears she could be electrocuted.

The early finish prompted criticism from some fans - and the British star responded by promising to play a free concert in the Big Apple for all ticketholders. And now M.I.A. has made good on her vow - she's lined up a show at the Brooklyn Bowl venue but has yet to reveal the date.

In a pos...

M.I.A. Faces Pay Cut Over Stage Invasion

8/10/2010 11:30am EDT
M.I.A. could miss out on her pay check for performing at a British music festival after she breached her contract by inviting fans onstage, according to a U.K. report.

The hip-hop star - real name Mathangi Arulpragasam - was headlining the Big Chill festival in Herefordshire, England on Saturday when she asked fans to join her for her hit Paper Planes.

More than 200 eager revelers jumped the security barriers and leaped onstage, forcing organizers to cut short the gig. And festival bosses could legally refuse to pay the rapper for her show because she broke the terms of her contract and...

Music's 'Trash Chic' Trend - Hot Or Not?

8/3/2010 9:49am EDT
Music trash chic trend
Trash chic, which should really be a faux pas, is the here and now fashion trend in the music industry. We’re not sure when it will end, but it seems many music entertainers are embracing the look.

What do you think of all this trashiness going on in music today? See the pics, and take the poll below!

Lady Gaga

Whether it is to be believed or not, for Lady Gaga "trash chic" is an artistic statement.


New singing sensation Ke$ha has been vocal about the way she looks and is very proud of her new "trash chic" lifestyle.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is a singer who really knows h...

M.I.A. Hopes To Finish Immigration Woes Before Wedding

7/18/2010 4:00pm EDT
M.I.A. refuses to have a "quickie wedding" to mend her immigration woes in America - because she dreams of a grand ceremony when she marries fiance Benjamin Bronfman.

The London-born hip-hop star has previously been locked out of her adopted America over visa issues, brought about by controversial comments she has made about conflict in her parents' native Sri Lanka and her father's alleged links to terrorist group the Tamil Tigers, but now she's back in New York she has been advised not to leave until the immigration problems are solved.

And she's not taking the easy route to get ...

Courtney Love Still Upset Over Vanity Fair Article

6/23/2010 7:53pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has taken aim at the journalist M.I.A. attacked last month for the 1992 Vanity Fair article she wrote which vilified her and husband Kurt Cobain and suggested they were unfit parents.

Now a New York Times columnist, Lynn Hirschberg hit the headlines herself in May when M.I.A. listed her direct phone number and criticised her in the lyrics of an online tune after the writer penned an unflattering profile piece about the hip-hop star.

And it wasn't the first time Hirschberg has upset a music star - Love has lashed out at her in a new Behind The Music special.

The journalist's...

M.I.A. Threatened To Become A 'Crackhead Prostitute'

6/4/2010 8:42am EDT
Outspoken hip-hop star M.I.A. won a place at esteemed London arts college Saint Martins after threatening to become a prostitute if she wasn't accepted.

The hitmaker was one of only 20 students selected to study film at the exclusive school, and she admits she used her street smarts to get her place.

She tells Nylon magazine, "I said, 'If you don't (accept me), you're going to change my life completely, because I'm going to go outside and get on the bus, and I'll be a crackhead prostitute and go to jail. And three years from now, I'll come out of jail and make the best film.'"

Her tough ...

M.I.A. Airs Out Feud With New York Writer In Song

5/31/2010 1:00pm EDT
M.I.A. Airs Out Feud With New York Writer
Angry singer/songwriter M.I.A. has stepped up her feud with New York writer Lynn Hirschberg by taking aim at her in a new song, days after she posted the journalist's telephone number on

The star, real name Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, took offence to an unflattering profile Hirschberg had written about the Paper Planes hitmaker for this weekend's New York Times Magazine and decided to take revenge by publishing her contact details online.

In a post on her blog on Thursday, M.I.A. wrote, "CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b (sic) ...

M.I.A. Gets Even With New York Times Writer

5/27/2010 10:55pm EDT
Spiteful singer/songwriter M.I.A. has posted a journalist's telephone number on her account after the writer penned an unflattering profile about the "Paper Planes" hitmaker.

The star was so appalled when New York Times Magazine writer Lynn Hirschberg took aim at her in a lengthy critique she decided to get her own back.

M.I.A. took to her blog on Thursday and posted Hirschberg's personal phone number, writing, "CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day b**ches."

Hirschberg laughed off the feud, stating, "It's a fairly...

M.I.A. 'Baffled' By Video Controversy

5/12/2010 3:00pm EDT
Rapper M.I.A. is "baffled" by the controversy surrounding her video for new single Born Free - joking that Justin Bieber's promos are "more violent" than her own clip.

The footage shows military police rounding up red-headed boys in a series of violent raids, transporting them to a remote desert location and then forcing them to run through a minefield. The survivors are then shown being beaten to death. The video was immediately banned by bosses at for its graphic violence and nudity, but the Paper Planes hit-maker can't understand why the film has caused so much outrage.


There Is Little Originality With Lady Gaga's Shtick, Except She's A White Woman

5/10/2010 11:21am EDT
Lady Gaga
It is hard to believe that in two short years, Lady Gaga has gone from being an underground artist in New York City, trying to find her way after graduating from a prestigious prep school, to an internationally known pop-culture icon. In China, "OMLG" (Oh my Lady Gaga!) has replaced "OMG."

Her popularity has less to do with the quality of her music (as fun and danceable as it is) and more to do with her audacious image and the fact that she considers herself a "performance artist." And boy, does she commit. There is never a time when we see her out of costume, not playing the part that she...

Child 'Killed' In Video Defends Rapper M.I.A.

5/1/2010 11:00am EDT
The 12-year-old boy who meets a bloody end in M.I.A's controversial new music video has stepped up to defend the rapper after the violent promo was banned on YouTube.

M.I.A. premiered the video on her official website on Monday, but the clip was immediately banned by YouTube bosses for its graphic violence and nudity.

In the promo, military police round up red-headed boys in a series of violent raids, transport them to a remote desert location and then force them to run through a minefield, beating those who make it to death.

Child actor Ian Hamrick, whose character is shot in the head a...

M.I.A. Asks Fans To Name Record

4/28/2010 11:00am EDT
British rapper M.I.A. is asking fans to help pick a title for her upcoming album - she's launched an online appeal for help naming the record.

The Paper Planes hit-maker has posted a computer screen grab of the album's tracklist on her page, along with a note urging devotees to help her think of a name ahead of the record's release date in June.

The message reads, "MIA tracklist for LP coming June 'Yet Untitled'. Open to suggestion."

Producer Rusko, who worked on the songs with the hip-hop star, admits they previously considered calling the album Complications, because the...

M.I.A.: 'Lady Gaga Is A Good Mimic'

4/8/2010 8:45am EDT
Rapper/singer M.I.A. has blasted critics who compare her to Lady Gaga - because she doesn't think the pop star is very original.

The Paper Planes hit-maker is impressed by the singer's ability to "mimic" her heroes but insists Gaga hasn't done enough to establish herself as an innovator.

M.I.A. tells Britain's NME, "People say we're similar, that we both mix all these things (influences) in the pot and spit them out differently, but she spits it out exactly the same! None of her music's reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is. She models herself on Grace Jones and Madon...

Christina Aguilera's 'Dutch Boy' Hairdo & Black Cocktail Dress - Hot Or Not?

1/4/2010 5:30pm EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera and Nicole Richie hosted New Year's Eve at TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas on Dec 31. Do you think Christina's pageboy haircut suits her? See more photos after the jump...

We definitely like the pop star's choice of a simple black cocktail dress and dazzling diamond necklace, but we're not so keen on her red and black arm tattoo. What do you think?

The star recently confirmed her upcoming album will be released in March. It's her first full-length studio album since 2006's "Back To Basics." She released a greatest hits collection in 2008. The untitled CD will involve c...

Leighton Meester Teams Up With Robin Thicke On Debut Single, 'Somebody to Love'

10/19/2009 7:48pm EDT
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Superstar actress Leighton Meester, best known for her starring role on the CW's 'Gossip Girl', is taking on the music world and she's doing it full-throttle! Fresh off the heels of her smash collaboration with Cobra Starship, "Good Girls Go Bad", she teamed up with R&B crooner Robin Thicke for her official debut single, "Somebody to Love".

"Somebody to Love" is the first single for her untitled debut album, which is due for release in Winter/Spring 2010. Citing artists such as Gwen Stefani and M.I.A. as musical influences, Meester describes her new music as having an "electro-pop edge"...

DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

10/15/2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...

Celebrity Lifestyles: Our Favorite Unusual Baby Names

8/3/2009 12:01pm EDT
Sylvester Stallone
You might not be a celebrity, but you can name your child like one. With babies being all the rage right now in Hollywood, we compiled a list of interesting (to say the least) names that celebrities picked for their offspring. Here are some of our favorites:

Rapper M.I.A and Ben Brewer

Son: Ickhyd

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Beth Riesgraf and Jason Lee

Son: Pilot Inspektor

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

Son: Zuma Nesta Rock

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It's Summertime: A List of Great Summertime Songs

6/19/2009 12:32pm EDT
Billy Joel
Like Corrine Bailey Rae sang, "Go put your records on." The song of the same title is the perfect piece of advice for summer. Sunday marks the official first day of summer, and in case you need some new songs for those trips to the beach, barbeques, and even for still being stuck at work, here's our picks for the best summer songs.

The Beach Boys, "Come and Go With Me" (1978) - No group better embodies the spirit of summer than The Beach Boys, so picking just one of their songs isn't an easy task. Rather going for the more obvious, kitschy beach themed songs like "Surfin' Safari," "Calif...

'Gossip Girl' Leighton Meester To Release Debut Album Later This Year

4/24/2009 5:00pm EDT
Leighton Meester
Universal Republic Records has signed celebrated actress/singer-songwriter Leighton Meester, star of the CW's hugely popular drama Gossip Girl, through an agreement with Time-Act Music to release her debut album this fall. Possessing a self-described "passion for music for as long as I can remember," the multi-talented 23 year old star has been recording the new album in Los Angeles with some of today's hottest producers including Harvey Mason Jr. (Justin Timberlake, Pink), Polow Da Don (Usher, Fergie, Kelis) and Spencer Nezey (Jupiter Rising).

"Leighton Meester's tremendous presen...

Some Of Our Favorite Music Mash-Ups

4/14/2009 11:30am EDT
The idea of mashing is synonymous with potatoes. However, there's another type of "mash-up" that has nothing to do with traditional cooking methods. The music mash-up is where two completely different songs are synced together to create a new sonic feel of popular songs. The music mash-up has been around for a couple years, and thanks to the internet many DIYers are showing off their mash-up expertise publicly. Here's some of our favorite mash-ups. Let us know what songs you think would make for a great mash-up.

1. Britney Spears (Circus) Vs. Lady Gaga (Poker Face)

When you m...

Ick! M.I.A. Names Her Son Ickitt

3/6/2009 12:04pm EST
M.I.A. has exclusively revealed the name of M.I.A.'s newborn baby. He was born February 11, just days after M.I.A.'s Grammy performance, and his name is...Ickitt.

Yes, you read that right. Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam may have come up with the most original celeb baby name ever.

What do you think of the name Ickitt? Let us know in the comments!

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Mega Oscar Diary

2/23/2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...

2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

2/20/2009 10:42am EST
After months of speculation, it's finally time to man up and throw down with some hardcore Oscar predictions. But before we tell you who will and should win the Oscar on Sunday night, let's address the whole secrecy notion surrounding this year's event.

You may not have heard (which is probably part of the point) but the Academy has decided to surround this year's ceremony in mystery. Mainly, they've refused to reveal who will be presenting Oscars this year and have gone so far as to forbid its presenters from appearing on the red carpet. Why? Because they think fashionistas will b...

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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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 ...

Hoobastank's Highly Anticipated New Album 'Fornever' In Stores Jan. 27

1/25/2009 9:00am EST
Hoobastank's highly anticipated new album Fornever (Island Records),arrives in stores on January 27th. The band will celebrate the album's release with a January 27th performance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." On Monday, January 26th, the band will host KROQ's "Loveline" with Dr. Drew and Stryker during a two-hour segment featuring and talking about the new album.

Produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson, Fornever sees a rejuvenated Hoobastank (lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin and drummer Chris Hesse) returning to the amped rock roots of thei...

Overrated People & Things In 2008

12/30/2008 1:18pm EST
Guns N Roses
2008 was a year of extreme highs (like a history making presidential election) and lows (take your pick from finical crisis to Guns N Roses bomb.) Unfortunately for us it also had some very overrated moments. Here is an in depth list of the most overrated people and things of 2008.

Britney Spears - From winning pretty much every VMA she could, to having an hour long MTV special this girl's life has been forced on us all year. From crazy, to getting better, to almost there now, we know more about what her day to day life is like than our own.

M.I.A. - For someone with suc...