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Pharrell Launching A Youth Center In Virginia

7/7/2011 3:44pm EDT
Hip-hop superstar Pharrell Williams is opening his own youth center in his native Virginia to provide youngsters with an outlet for their creativity.

The N.E.R.D. rapper/singer has recruited renowned architect Chad Oppenheim to create a modern tree house-style space in Virginia Beach that local youngsters can escape to and receive support in nurturing their artistic talents.

Williams tells design magazine Wallpaper, "I wanted to provide people with the same opportunities I got. My teachers didn't let me go until I had realized my potential. They taught me to fight my way out of a paper ...

Vanessa Minnillo Will Get You Bikini-Ready In The New SELF (Hot Pics!)

6/24/2010 6:30pm EDT
Vanessa Minnillo
ABC True Beauty host Vanessa Minnillo shows you the moves to slim down, firm up and show off your body!

About the workout, Minnillo says:

-"When I lift weights I feel more confident in a bikini and as a person."
-"This workout burns calories and tones. What girl doesn't love a two-for-one deal?"
-"I love songs that get me pumped and ready to go workout."
-HOW TO DO IT Choose any heart-pumping activity you enjoy (like jumping rope).
-Did you know Minnillo was actually a jump rope phenom back in the day? "When I was living in Turkey as a kid, I was on a traveling team and performed all over...

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...

Samantha Ronson To Guest Star On '90210'

9/24/2009 8:38am EDT
Samantha Ronson
The producers of 90210 have confirmed that Samantha Ronson, the celebrity deejay and on-and-off again girlfriend of Lindsay Lohan, has filmed an episode of the CW show.

Ronson’s scenes take place in a club where hip-hop star Pharrell and his group N.E.R.D. also perform. Her role also has her advising the character, Navid, played by Michael Steger, on matters of the heart.

There is no word yet on whether or not Ronson will be return to the famous zip code for another stint. Her episode will air the CW on Nov. 3.

See more photos of Samantha Ronson here!

Image © CW

N.E.R.D. To Tour With Kanye West

3/24/2008 6:00pm EDT
N.E.R.D. are currently on tour in the US, and will be teaming up with Kanye West's Glow in The Dark Tour in April to storm the rest of the country.


-Everyone Nose (from N.E.R.D.'s upcoming album "Seeing Sounds" - Summer '08 release)


- Live at the Levis/Fader Fort in Austin Texas 3/13

Tour Dates:


3/26/08 Knoxville, TN The Valarium

3/28/08 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live

With Kanye West's Glow in The Dark Tour

4/16/08 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center

4/18/08 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena

4/19/08 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At S...

Feist Wins Shortlist Music Prize

2/5/2008 4:12pm EST
Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year. Feist was chosen by a panel of five Listmakers: recording artists Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ronnie Vannucci (the Killers), journalist Rev. Moose (CMJ), radio DJ Chris Douridas (KCRW) and the hosts of Hunnypot Internet Radio.

In a statement, Listmaker Gary Lightbody called The Reminder “the album of the year for 2007 or any year I can think of: it’s modern and classic...

Check Out Two New Singles From Lenny Kravitz' Upcoming Feb. 2008 Release

10/29/2007 4:03pm EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into an 18-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk.

Kravitz's multiple talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through seven studio albums into a timeless catalog, all of which have been certified either platinum or multi-platinum. From 1999 to 2002, he won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" category for h...

Pharrell To Release "In My Mind" July 25

7/14/2006 12:44pm EDT
Pharrell Williams
Multi-platinum Star Trak/Interscope recording artist Pharrell Williams will release his debut solo album, In My Mind, on July 25, 2006. "Number One," a collaboration with fellow producer-extraordinaire Kanye West, is Mr. William’s new single. It follows "Can I Have It Like That," the album’s hugely successful first offering which features Gwen Stefani.

Mr. Williams is perhaps best known as one half of The Neptunes, the virtuosos whose limitless talents and diverse interests have carried them into virtually every corner of music. As producers and songwriters, they are responsible for a...

"The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" Soundtrack Features Juelz Santana and Don Omar

6/16/2006 3:31pm EDT
Don Omar
Dropping next week, June 20th, is the dynamic soundtrack to The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. The soundtrack features the Teriyaki Boyz, DJ Shadow, N.E.R.D., Juelz Santana, Don Omar and others.

Win a copy of the Tokyo Drift soundtrack from! (ends 7/26)

Listen Here:

Teriyaki Boyz/ Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)



Teriyaki Boyz/ Cho Large



Don Omar / Bandaleros



Don Omar/Conteo



Ringtones from Don Omar, Juelz Santana & more

Lenny Kravitz Helps Sell Absolut Vodka

1/17/2006 12:33pm EST
Lenny Kravitz
Absolut Vodka is proud to announce the launch of Absolut Kravitz -- a new music project which sees Lenny Kravitz creating an exclusive new track based on his interpretation of the Absolut brand.

"We are thrilled to have Lenny Kravitz with us on our creative journey and in this, our first high-profile music project," says Michael Persson, Global Brand Director for Absolut Vodka. "Not only is he supremely talented; his output, inspired by so many genres and eras of music, defies categorisation, making him truly individual -- a quality which means he is perfectly at home with the creativi...

Music Snippets: Pharrell Williams, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz

12/13/2005 10:43am EST
Pharrell Williams pretended to break up his rap group N*E*R*D to scare bosses at his record label Virgin.

Earlier this year, the rapper/producer claimed he and Chad Hugo had dismantled the group.

But he now confesses N*E*R*D are very much alive and will resume activity next year. Williams says, "(I was) pissed with Virgin and wanted to teach them a lesson."

Shakira has set up home in the Caribbean, after buying property in the Bahamas.

The sexy singer, 28, and her fiance Anonio De La Rua bought homes in the Bahamas two years ago, and they're now spending much of their t...