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What Did We Think Of Ciara’s Latest Album?

5/11/2015 1:45pm EDT
Review: Ciara Sticks To The Script On ‘Jackie’
Six albums into her career, Ciara seems to be at a comfortable spot in her career. No her albums aren’t flying off the shelves, but Ciara essentially has remained in her lane with some tweaks here and there. She elevated her game beginning with fourth album Basic Instinct album, but her ‘makeover’ wasn’t a total redesign. Latest album Jackie, named after her mother, mixes dance, hip-hop, pop, and R&B together with enjoyable, if predictable results.

“Jackie (B.M.F.)” opens Jackie with a combination of three distinct songs. Throughout the course of the three parts of “Jackie,” Ciara ...

12 Songs Using The D-Word

1/10/2015 4:00pm EST
12 Songs Using The D-Word
No folks, we’re not talking about the closing track off of Toni Braxton & Babyface’s collaborative album Love, Marriage & Divorce. Nope, we’re referring to that earth shattering, intensifying baby curse word. Justin Bieber used it on his Believe album – albeit subtly on “Die In Your Arms” – to exercise his burgeoning manliness. Other artists use it for emphasis – a pronounced, less harsh variant on the f-bomb. Some truly terrific songs have embraced being ‘damnable’, so here’s a list that’ll have you “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” as you read it, Nickelback.

1) Mary J. Blige, “Whole D...

2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here!

11/23/2014 10:00am EST
2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here
As we approach the end of 2014 Hollywood reminds us that we need one more award show to close out the year, right? So, on to the AMAs we go! Each year the American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted show, celebrates great musical talents of the year.

The preshow action at this year's American Music Awards starts at 5:00p.m.ET/2:00p.m PT. The preshow will be hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Taryn Manning, Frankie Grande and feature the world's hottest music artists, nominees, presenters and VIP attendees, including Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, 5SOS, Magic Dragon, Jennife...

Pitbull To Host 2014 American Music Awards

10/21/2014 11:24am EDT
Pitbull To Host 2014 American Music Awards
For the second year in a row, Pitbull will host the American Music Awards. The singer/songwriter will front the 41st annual ceremony, set to air on Nov. 23.

Stated the singer in a statement, "World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row. The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you ABC and Dick Clark Productions for the amazing opportunity -- more than anything let's get ready to have fun. Dale!"

Pitbull will also perform a song from his upcoming album release Globalization.

The American Music Awards had seen a ratings slump in the past several years. When...

Music Friday : Ten Party Anthems To Fit Your 4th Of July Extravaganza

7/4/2014 11:00am EDT
Music Friday : Ten Party Anthems To Fit Your 4th Of July Extrava
Happy 4th of July! Get out your BBQs, crack open a cold one and ready the fireworks, it's time to celebrate the great holiday commemorating American Independence. No doubt friends and family will be flocking to your place for a grand ol' time.

But wait? What about the music? Every party needs to music. "But what music nest fits my party?" you might be asking. Well, we're here to help. So fear not - here are ten musical suggestions to help you find a fit that's right for the shin dig of your choosing.

Party Hard - Andrew W.K.

The type of party you're probably having : A banger with a...

Jennifer Lopez Re-Commits To World Cup Opening Ceremony

6/11/2014 4:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Two days after apparently dropping out of the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Jennifer Lopez has re-committed to the performance.

A representative for the singer/actor told MailOnline, "Jennifer has always wanted to participate in the World Cup opening ceremonies. We have been trying to work out scheduling and logistics. Any statements to the contrary were premature. Jennifer would not want to disappoint her fans or fans of futbol. She will be there."

Lopez confirmed the news to the Associated Press, saying, "I'm coming. I leave tonight. We always were going. I think peo...

Pitbull And Jennifer Lopez Release World Cup Song 'We Are One'

4/8/2014 8:33pm EDT
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has its official song, courtesy of Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez.

The two singers teamed up with Brazilian pop star Claudia Leitte for We Are One (Ole Ola). The tune is the single off an album created to commemorate the soccer tournament. The Official 2014 World Cup Brazil album will also feature Shakira, Ricky Martin, Sergio Mendes, The Isley Brothers, and Baha Men.

We Are One is the latest in World Cup song collaborations. How does it stack up with the others? Take a listen to some of the past songs below and let us know.

2010: South Africa

2006: Germany

Review: Pitbull, ‘Meltdown EP’

1/7/2014 12:00am EST
Pitbull Meltdown

As Pitbull and Ke$ha Suggest on "Timber," "It’s Going Down!"

One might say that I have a love-hate relationship with Pitbull – or rather his discography.  Sometimes I enjoy the Latin-Pop rapper, while other times I find his music less appealing.  I was high on Pitbull during his “Dammit Man” days, where the rapper seemed to have a bit more edge about him.  On that same album, M.I.A.M.I. (aka Money Is A Major Issue), Pitbull also managed to show his fun side on “Culo”.  Later, Pitbull would be back on my good side with perhaps his poppiest single ever, “I Know You Want Me (Calle Oche)”, ...

Pitbull And Ke$ha Cancel Australia Tour Weeks Before First Show

10/14/2013 1:03pm EDT
Pitbull and Ke$ha have nixed a trip to Australia for five concerts, and now some claim the two pulled out due to low ticket sales.

Pitbull tweeted the news, "The promoter is cancelling the Australian Tour, refunds will be available at point of purchase. We hope to return to Australia soon. Thanks."

Ke$ha wrote later on Twitter, "im so so bummed that our aussie tour was cancelled!! aussie animals, i love you very much and im working out how to come see you again asap!"

The Australian speculated the sudden cancellation was due to low ticket sales in the country, and even pointed the finger...

Jennifer Lopez Flashes Her Bikini Body On 'Live It Up' Music Video Set

5/6/2013 9:30am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
We spotted Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull filming their new music video "Live It Up" on Fort Lauderdale Beach in Miami, Fla., over the weekend.

Lopez showed off her incredible 43-year-old body in a black string bikini covered by a green, animal-print caftan. She also wore a peach, one-piece swimsuit with yellow lipstick.

Her boyfriend Casper Smart was also on set and kept tabs on his sweetie, strolling around shirtless in the hot Florida weather.

According to USA Today, gun shots were heard while the crew was filming the video. ET's Rob Marciano was talking with the star when they heard a co...

Kids' Choice Awards Highlights: Slimings, Kristen Stewart, Winners, Fashion & More!

3/24/2013 7:58am EDT
2013 Kids Choice Awards
Kristen Stewart and One Direction dominated Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday night, landing two top awards each. The winners received special orange blimps as trophies.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" star won Favorite Movie Actress, and she also picked up the Favorite Female Buttkicker award for "Snow White and the Huntsman." The 22-year-old was inadvertently covered in green goo after hugging award presenters Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris, who had been slimed.

U.K. boy band One Direction was unable to attend the ceremony because they were performing a ...

Pitbull Takes a Shot At Lil' Wayne For Trash Talking Miami During Miami Heat Game

2/26/2013 7:03pm EST
Rapper Pitbull has taken aim at his chart rival Lil Wayne for disrespecting his home city of Miami, Florida in a recent rant.

The hip-hop hitmaker, who also lives in Miami, appeared in the headlines earlier this month after lashing out at Miami Heat basketball stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh after he had been forcibly removed from their home venue during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The reason? He began cheering for the visiting team.  He continued his rant, screaming "I f**ked Chris Bosh's wife!" Allegedly, Lil Wayne is now completely banned from all NBA Events.


'Exiled' Pitbull Given A Warm Welcome At His Alaskan Concert

7/31/2012 8:41am EDT
Rapper Pitbull was given a warm welcome when he arrived at a small town in Alaska after internet pranksters hijacked an online promotional campaign and sent him to one of the country's most inaccessible areas.

The star asked fans to vote for their local Walmart store on, and he promised to perform at the place which got most 'likes' on the site.

However, the campaign was picked up by comedy website and users were urged to send him to the tiny town of Kodiak in Alaska.

Pitbull kept his promise and was greeted by hundreds of fans when he arrived there on ...

Pitbull To Play Alaskan Walmart After Internet Promotion Goes Awry

7/18/2012 8:35am EDT
Miami based rapper Pitbull is preparing to play a concert at a remote town in Alaska after internet pranksters hijacked an online promotional competition.

The star encouraged U.S. fans to vote online to get him to play in their local Walmart store, but the campaign was picked up by comedy website and readers were urged to send Pitbull to the most remote location in America.

The joke played out on and on under the heading "Exile Pitbull" and he has now been booked to play at a small store in the tiny, north Alaskan town of Kodiak.


Beyonce, Steven Tyler And Pitbull Get Animated For New Film

5/31/2012 8:21pm EDT
R&B superstar Beyonce, rocker Steven Tyler and rapper Pitbull are getting animated for a new out-of-this-world 3D film project by Ice Age director Chris Wedge.

The three musicians have been cast to voice characters in Epic, joining actors Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson and comedian Aziz Ansari.

The movie follows the fortunes of a teenage girl who has to save the earth after she is transported into another universe.

Epic will be Beyonce's first new film job since becoming a mother to daughter Blue Ivy in January. She is also due to begin production on Clint Eastwood's upc...

'American Idol' Finale Mega-Diary: A Note-by-Note Account of Phillip Phillps' Big Win

5/24/2012 11:07am EDT
Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez
Welcome to the American Idol finale Mega-Diary! Our annual blow-by-blow recap of what used to be the third-biggest night in television and is now somewhere between the 14th Monday Night Football game and the 15th Monday Night Football game.

But no bother! We’ll press on. And here’s a prediction before the show even starts: The contestants will start singing a song and mid-way through they’ll introduce the original artist to join them onstage. Sorry if I just ruined the show for you.

8:03 – What more could I want to start off the finale than my favorite contestant from this year, Heejun Ha...

Prince Royce and Don Omar Dominate the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards

4/27/2012 11:13am EDT
Prince Royce
Puerto Rican singer/rapper Don Omar and singer/songwriter Prince Royce were the big winners at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday after scooping eight prizes each.

The stars' massive haul included the Artist of the Year prize for Prince Royce and Best Album for his self-titled debut, while Omar's accolades included 2012 Song of the Year for his hit Danza Kuduro.

The prizegiving, held at the BankUnited Center in Miami, Florida, also featured success for Colombian singer Shakira, who collected four awards, and rocker Mana, who scored five.

Other winners included pop duo L...

Pitbull Honored In Vegas

4/2/2012 10:15pm EDT
Rapper Pitbull was the toast of the BMI Latin Awards on Friday as he was presented with the prestigious President's Award.

The "Give Me Everything" hitmaker, who was honored for his career achievements and influence on the music industry, was also named the joint winner of the Songwriter of the Year title, alongside Wisin & Yandel and Espinoza Paz.

The BMI Latin Song of the Year was awarded to Horacio Palencia for writing La Arrolladora Banda El Limon's popular track, "Nina de mi corazon".

Previous recipients of the President's Award - the Las Vegas event's highest trophy - include Juane...

Justin Bieber & Ryan Seacrest To Host Wango Tang Festival

3/27/2012 9:08am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber will co-host the upcoming Wango Tango 2012 pop festival in Carson, California.

The singer will join DJ Ryan Seacrest to front the event at the Home Depot Center on May 12.

Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.o.B, J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean and The Wanted are among the big names lined up for the show.

Carly Rae Jepsen, the new signing to Bieber's record label, will also perform at Wango Tango.

Lindsay Lohan's Defamation Case Against Rapper Pitbull Takes Strange Turn

3/25/2012 6:30pm EDT
Pitbull's legal battle with Lindsay Lohan is heating up - the rapper's lawyer has accused the actress' attorney of plagiarizing legal briefs.

Lohan is suing Pitbull for defamation after he rapped about her in his 2011 club anthem "Give Me Everything", but the case has taken a bizarre turn after Marcos Daniel Jimenez claimed Stephanie Ovadia stole her arguments from internet reports.

According to the latest court documents obtained by, Jimenez insists Ovadia's latest filing "reflects the frivolous nature of Ms. Lohan's claims".

Citing examples of the alleged appropriation, he ...

Don Omar And Pitbull Lead 2012 Latin Music Awards Nominations

2/28/2012 2:33pm EST
Don Omar
Don Omar and Pitbull are set for a big night at the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards after landing 30 nominations between them.

Omar leads the way with 16 nods in 14 categories, including Songs Artist of the Year, Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year and Latin Rhythm Albums Artist of the Year, while rapper Pitbull is only two behind with nominations for Songs Artist of the Year, Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year and Tropical Songs Artist of the Year.

Also chalking up double figures among nominees: Prince Royce with 12, rockers Mana with 11 and Romeo Santos and Shakira with 10.

The cov...

Shakira And Prince Royce Dominate The 2012 Lo Nuestro Awards

2/17/2012 2:30pm EST
Pop stars Shakira and Prince Royce dominated Latin music's Premio Lo Nuestro Awards on Thursday, taking home four awards each.

The Hips Don't Lie hit-maker scored gold in the Pop categories for Artist of the Year - Female, Album of the Year for Sale El Sol, and Song of the Year for Rabiosa, while she was also presented with the prestigious Premio Lo Nuestro Artist of the Year honor.

Bachata star Prince Royce triumphed in the Tropical awards, earning Artist of the Year - Male, Tropical Traditional Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for El Amor Que Perdimos, and Collaboration of the Yea...

Fergie Teams Up With Pitbull To Launch Voli Light Vodkas (Valentine's Recipes)

2/9/2012 4:36pm EST
This girl can seriously do it all! Fergie has taken on a new role as co-owner with Pitbull of the new spirit brand Voli Light Vodkas. Starpulse scored these exclusive photos (scroll down for more) as Fergie stars in the newest ad campaign, which will hit everywhere tomorrow.

Voli Light Vodka is the world's first low calorie fruit and fusion flavored vodka being an average 25-40% lower in calories per serving than leading brands. Voli Light Vodka's natural ingredients achieve the perfect balance of natural fruit flavors and vodka distilled from superior French wheat and pure spring water. ...

The 37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2011

12/20/2011 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars of 2011
Let's hear it for the boys! It's that time of year again when we honor the "37 Hottest Male Stars." Our list includes the usual suspects (Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and George Clooney), as well as a younger crew (Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron).

Robert Pattinson dominated the big screen with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and Ryan Gosling impressed critics with "Drive." We can't decide between who's the sexier magical creature on "True Blood" - Alexander Skarsgaard or Joe Manganiello.

Let's not forget the musicians: Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, Drake and other heartthrobs also make...

Pitbull To Guest Star On 'Glee'?

12/9/2011 11:24am EST
Pitbull is set to make his TV debut - the rapper is in talks to star in Glee.

The Give Me Everything hit-maker has been approached to play the big brother of lesbian cheerleader Santana, who is played by Naya Rivera.

According to, Pitbull will make his debut in the same episode as Cuban superstar Gloria Estefan, who will play his mother.

Pitbull and Estefan aren't the only Latin stars who have recently been cast in the hit TV musical - Ricky Martin has signed up to play a high school Spanish teacher.

Taylor Swift Dominates The 2011 American Music Awards

11/21/2011 8:10am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Adele dominated the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday after walking away with three trophies each.

The Love Story hit-maker ruled the country music categories, taking home the Favorite Female Artist accolade and Favorite Album for Speak Now, as well as the coveted Artist of the Year honor.

Accepting her award, a stunned Swift told the audience, "I wrote this album while I was on the Fearless tour and so I ended up writing lots of these songs at four in the morning in hotel rooms... And the fact that you would honor it in this way, you just have no idea what this mean...

Pitbull Countersues Lindsay Lohan Over 'Give Me Everything'

11/8/2011 3:27pm EST
Rapper Pitbull is countersuing Lindsay Lohan over a defamation lawsuit she filed against him, insisting his reference to her legal problems in the lyrics of hit single Give Me Everything is justified considering her recent multiple jail stints.

In the suit, filed in August, the Mean Girls star accused Pitbull of exploiting her name in the tune, in which he rhymes, "Hustlers move aside, so I'm tiptoeing, keep flowin'/I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan."

The actress took offense to the lyrics, claiming they were defamatory and destined to cause irreparable harm, and she filed legal doc...

Adele Tops American Music Awards Nominations

10/11/2011 2:40pm EDT
Adele leads this year's American Music Awards nominees with four nominations. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry follow with three nominations each.

Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Jason Aldean, Kanye West, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull collected two nominations, respectively.

This year's 2011 Artist of the Year nominees are: Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.

For the fifth year, winners will be determined by online voting. Fans can vote at the Coca-Cola AMA voting website,, as well as Artists wi...

Celebrities Sizzle At American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards

9/12/2011 11:00am EDT
2011 Alma Awards
Demi Lovato and Jessica Alba were among the big winners at Saturday's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards.

Lovato bounced back from her recent personal troubles by claiming the favorite comedy actress on TV title for her role in "Sonny With A Chance," coming ahead of her pal Selena Gomez and Naya Rivera to win the prize.

In a post on Twitter, she writes, "YAYYYY!!!! I can't believe it!!! Thank you guys so much!!!!!"

Other winners at the event, which salutes Latino artists in films, music and TV, included Alba, who took home the favorite drama/adventure actress trophy for her "Machet...

Pitbull Settles Paternity Lawsuit

9/12/2011 8:35am EDT
Rapper Pitbull has settled a paternity lawsuit with his former girlfriend.

The hip-hop star has been paying monthly $3,000 child support payments for his nine-year-old daughter with ex-partner Barbara Alba.

However, Alba claimed the cash wasn't enough because she wanted to live in a gated community after her Miami, Florida home was targeted by burglars.

Alba launched a lawsuit against Pitbull, real name Armando Perez, but the pair has now reached an agreement out of court.

Her attorney Jason Setchen tells The Miami Herald, "Pitbull is a gentleman. This was resolved amicably."