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August 12th, 2011 1:44pm EDT is pushing Justin Bieber to take control of his career by learning to write and produce his own songs.

The Black Eyed Peas star is producing the follow-up to Bieber's debut album My World 2.0 and he wants the 17 year old to do more work behind the scenes to ensure long-term success.

He tells Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest, "I want to get Justin Bieber into writing his own music and producing his own songs... Justin as an artist has to fight. Michael Jackson fought, Prince fought, the ones that stood around for a long time are the ones that are always fighting for something."


Prince Cancels Norwegian Concerts After Terror Tragedy

July 25th, 2011 11:31am EDT
Pop superstar Prince performed a surprise show in Holland on Sunday after scrapping concerts in Norway in light of the terror attacks.

The Scandinavian country has been plunged into mourning after more than 90 people were killed on Friday in a bombing in Oslo and a massacre on the island of Utoya.

The Purple Rain hit-maker was due to perform at the Oslo Spektrum on Friday and Saturday but the gigs were called off after news of the killings broke. The singer then announced a last-minute gig at Melkweg in Amsterdam and delighted fans with a two-hour set of his hits.

The most poignant ev...

Prince Ordered To Pay Former Lawyers

July 24th, 2011 10:45pm EDT
Soul superstar Prince has been ordered to hand over more than $700,000 to his former attorneys for unpaid legal fees.

Lawyers at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler sued the Purple Rain hitmaker in March, accusing him of failing to pay for their handling of cases in Ireland, California and New York.

A judge at the Manhattan Supreme Court ruled last week that Prince must shell out $708,687 to the firm, plus nine per cent interest dating back to 2008.

According to the New York Daily News, the star had paid just $125,000 of his bill.

Russell Brand & Kristen Wiig Named 'Sexiest Vegetarians' By PETA

June 27th, 2011 11:59pm EDT
Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig
Funnyman Russell Brand is having a great June - just 10 days after he was was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Brit has landed the World's Sexiest Vegetarian title alongside Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig.

The actor/comedian - a vegetarian since age 14 - beat out Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Harrelson and Prince to land atop the male countdown.

"You shouldn't eat animals, it's mean to them," he tells PETA.

Bridesmaids star Wiig finished ahead of new mom Natalie Portman, Olivia Wilde, Joy Bryant and Anne Hathaway on the women's poll.

The meat-free cel...

Prince Refuses To Make Another Album; Is Angry About Digital Music

June 24th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Pop superstar Prince is refusing to record another album because he is so disappointed with the online music industry.

The hitmaker released his last record, "20TEN," last year as part of an innovative scheme which saw him give away free copies with a British newspaper.

Prince insisted the deal was done to circumvent internet piracy and would cause him "no stress," but the musician is adamant he won't be releasing any more new material due to ongoing problems with illegal downloads.

He tells Britain's The Guardian, "The industry changed. We made money (online) before piracy was real craz...

David Arquette Kicked Out Of Prince Concert

June 7th, 2011 9:18pm EDT
David Arquette
Actor David Arquette was kicked out of a recent Prince concert at The Forum in Los Angeles for arguing with a security guard about taking photos of his hero onstage.

The Scream star was asked not to take shots on his cell phone while Prince was performing, but challenged the bouncer when a fellow concertgoer was kicked out of the venue for taking snaps after the headliner invited fans to do just that.

The actor says, "Prince was like, 'Alright, I'm about to play my hits, so get out your phones'. I didn't take any more pictures but the kid next to me was taking pictures and I still had my ...

Rihanna Wows Concertgoers In Baltimore With Sexy Stage Outfits, Lap Dancing & Spanking

June 6th, 2011 9:39am EDT
Rihanna is snubbing critics who have taken aim at her over-the-top sexy image in recent weeks, by giving fans a saucy spectacular at her live shows.

The defiant R&B star launched her "Loud" tour in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday night and showed fans she's not about to tone down her act as a result of criticisms of her videos and awards show performances.

Rihanna has been attacked by parents groups for sexing up the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last month with Britney Spears, while her video for "S&M" has caused a storm of controversy for its twisted sexual imagery...

Prince And Mary J. Blige Rock L.A.

May 30th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Pop superstar Prince thrilled fans in Los Angeles on Saturday night by performing with Mary J. Blige during his show.

The Purple Rain hitmaker sang his hits at The Forum venue and midway through his set he invited Blige, his warm-up act, to team up with him for a rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U, a track he wrote in the 1980s and which was later made famous by Sinead O'Connor.

And the duet went down well with the crowd, which included actor Russell Crowe.

In a series of posts on his page on Sunday, he writes, "Went to see Prince at The Forum in LA last night... I did go c...

Pregnant Alyssa Milano Dances With Prince

May 29th, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano is refusing to let pregnancy slow her down - the actress took to the stage in Los Angeles on Friday night to dance with her idol Prince.

The Charmed star and her husband David Bugliari are expecting their first child together later this year, and her partner took her on a mystery date on Friday.

Milano explained to her fans on, "My husband is taking me on a surprise date! I have no idea where we are going but I'm in heels."

Bugliari took his wife to see Prince in concert at The Forum venue and the actress showed off her fancy footwork by dancing with the singer ...

Prince Reaches Out To Whitney Houston

May 12th, 2011 10:22am EDT
A representative for Prince has reached out to Whitney Houston as the troubled singer undergoes rehab treatment, dismissing rumors she has been banned from the star's shows and insisting he will "love her always."

The I Will Always Love You hit-maker recently enrolled in an out-patient rehabilitation program to seek treatment for substance abuse issues.

She was subsequently hit by rumors she had been banned from future Prince shows after allegedly behaving bizarrely at two concerts in Los Angeles this year, but a representative for the Purple Rain hit-maker is adamant the gossip is not ...

Prince Reluctant To Part With Gold Guitar

April 14th, 2011 10:55pm EDT
Pop superstar Prince insists it's going to be hard to hand over one of his prized guitars to racing driver Lewis Hamilton - because so many of his favorite instruments have been stolen.

The Brit, who is Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger's boyfriend, claimed the gold guitar at a charity auction, paying $100,000 for the signed axe.

Prince showed off the gold guitar on Lopez Tonight! on Wednesday and confessed, 'It's gonna be hard to part with this."

The Purple Rain hit maker revealed on the show that he finds it hard to keep hold of his treasured instruments.

He explained, "A lot of ...

Prince's Rep Clears Up L.A. Residency Reports

April 10th, 2011 9:01pm EDT
Prince's representative has clarified reports the soul superstar will perform a 21-date residency at Los Angeles' The Forum, insisting the venue will simply serve as the starting point.

The Purple Rain icon phoned in to late night talk show Lopez Tonight on Thursday night to announce he was continuing his Welcome 2 America trek with a long stint at the popular hotspot.

He said, "I will be starting a 21-night stand next Thursday the 14th at the L.A. Forum with the New Power Generation and a whole gang of special guests. I'm gonna blast the roof off that place, I promise!"

But it appears P...

Check Out 'Glee: The Music, Volume 5'

March 8th, 2011 7:18am EST
Glee the music
"Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features 16 exciting tracks from season two of the hit TV show. For the first time ever, "Glee" premieres two new and original songs including "Loser Like Me," an energetic ensemble track co-written by pop mastermind Max Martin (Britney Spears, P!nk) and "Get It Right," a moving ballad brought to life by Lea Michele's immense voice.

In addition to these new tracks, "Glee: The Music, Volume 5" features the "Glee" cast's take on such classics as Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," Katy Perry's "Firework" and Justin Bieber's "Baby."

Gwyneth Paltrow makes a triumphan...

'Glee' Cast To Release Two Exclusive Songs On New CD

February 22nd, 2011 1:19pm EST
Almost 24 million "Glee" songs have been downloaded with nearly 9 million albums sold and now, for the first time ever, Fox's smash series "Glee" will release two original songs on the show's upcoming CD Glee: The Music, Volume 5. Available on March 8th, you will get the chance to listen to the tracks "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right" before the rest of America hears these tunes for the first time on the March 15th episode.

Volume 5 also includes "Glee" remakes of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Katy Perry's "Firework" and Justin Bieber's "Baby". Plus, you can get even more of one of th...

Prince Kicks Kim Kardashian Off Stage (Video)

February 8th, 2011 7:00pm EST
Prince and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was kicked off stage by Prince on Monday night at his concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Purple one looked through the crowd in the front row, spotted Kim and asked her to come up on stage to dance with him - only problem is Kim was so starstruck she could barely move!

"I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!" She exclaimed via Twitter.

Prince danced around the frozen socialite for about 15 seconds before shouting, "Get off the stage!"

Kim was given a second chance later in the evening though and didn't let the "1999" singer down.

"Went up...

Prince Donates $1.5 Million To New York Charities

February 8th, 2011 3:28pm EST
Soul superstar Prince has handed out $1.5 million to charitable causes during his string of concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The Purple Rain icon wrapped up his residency at the fabled venue on Monday, with stars including Whoopi Goldberg, The Roots drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson and socialite Kim Kardashian among the fans in the audience.

The singer has marked the end of the gigs by donating $1 million to educational charity the Harlem Children's Zone, and a further $250,000 to both the American Ballet Theatre and the Uptown Dance Academy in the Big Apple.

And Prince...

Kim Kardashian: 'I was so Nervous I Froze When Prince Touched me!'

February 8th, 2011 11:31am EST
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was left red-faced when Prince pulled her onstage in New York on Monday - she was so starstruck she couldn't dance.

The reality TV star was in the crowd at the legendary singer's Madison Square Garden show, and she got a special surprise when he plucked her from the audience and brought her up onstage. Prince tried to dance with Kardashian but the brunette beauty was unable to show off her moves because she was so shocked.

In a post on her page, she explained to fans, "I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me!!!!"

However, the Purple Rain hit-maker ga...

Prince's Super Bowl Show Axed

February 6th, 2011 11:23am EST
A Super Bowl benefit show starring Prince and Erykah Badu was canceled shortly before it was due to begin on Friday after financial backing for the concert collapsed.

Fans flocked to buy tickets for TheEvent fundraiser, organised by The Goss-Michael Foundation, an arts group founded by British singer George Michael and his longtime partner, Kenny Goss.

Organisers of the gig, in Dallas, Texas, announced that the show had switched venues, before stunning concertgoers by axing the show altogether late on Friday.

Joyce Goss, executive director of the foundation, tells the Dallas News, "We fa...

Madonna & Prince End Long-Running Feud

January 20th, 2011 3:30pm EST
Prince and Madonna have ended their decades-long feud after the pop star turned up to one of his recent New York concerts and cheered him on from the crowd.

The pop idols were close friends throughout the 1980s and briefly became lovers before teaming up to record the track "Love Song," from Madonna's 1988 album "Like a Prayer."

But they suffered a mystery fall-out and their relationship turned bitter as they took shots at one another through the media.

In subsequent interviews, Madonna blasted Prince as a "little troll" and criticized his refusal to eat during one dinner date.

She said...

Prince Serenades Leighton Meester Onstage

January 19th, 2011 3:27pm EST
Actress Leighton Meester had the time of her life when she attended Prince's concert in New York on Tuesday after the soul superstar pulled her up onstage to serenade her.

The Gossip Girl star was one of the hit-maker's many celebrity fans in attendance at the Madison Square Garden show, but she got a special surprise when he plucked her out from the audience and brought her up onstage.

And Meester couldn't contain her excitement as Prince and funk saxophonist Maceo Parker began to sing to her.

Blogging about the gig, The Roots drummer Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson, who was also at the s...

Lauryn Hill: 'I Personally Know I'm Worth The Wait'

January 4th, 2011 5:24pm EST
Lauryn Hill
Hip-hop diva Lauryn Hill showed no remorse after keeping devotees waiting for almost four hours at a recent comeback concert in New York, telling disgruntled fans she was "worth the wait."

The reclusive singer was due to return to the stage to kick off her first U.S. tour in years on December 27th, but the show at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom had to be postponed after a heavy snow storm brought transport in the Big Apple to a standstill. She went ahead with her second scheduled gig, at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, on December 28th, and drew a crowd including soul superstar Prin...

Black Eyed Peas To Headline Super Bowl Half-Time Show

November 27th, 2010 10:19am EST
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas have crushed Kenny Chesney's hopes of headlining the 2011 Super Bowl half-time show after football bosses named the pop stars as next year's main act.

Earlier this year, Chesney threw his cowboy hat in the ring for consideration as a performer for the big game in Arlington, Texas after fans created a Facebook page online, called Kenny Chesney for Super Bowl 2011.

He told reporters: "I would love to do half-time at the Super Bowl. That'd be fun."

However, it's the Black Eyed Peas who will run the show at Super Bowl XLV on February 6th, National Football League (NFL)...

Prince Symbol Removed From Michael Jackson Album

November 8th, 2010 11:15am EST
Representatives for Prince have demanded record label bosses remove the superstar's famous symbol from the cover of an upcoming Michael Jackson album.

The symbol, which the Purple Rain hit-maker once used as his stage name, mysteriously featured in the original artwork for Michael, which features a painted collage of pictures and icons.

Artist Kadir Nelson claims he based the design on "key moments and important people in Michael Jackson's life." But the glyph has now been removed after a request from Prince's camp.

A statement from Prince's rep on reads: "No permiss...

R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts' Makes Most Men Cry

September 30th, 2010 12:12pm EDT
R.E.M.'s Everybody Hurts is the song most likely to make men sob, according to a new British survey.

The tune beat Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton's heartfelt tribute to his dead son - to top a new poll conducted by PRS for Music, an organization which collects royalties.

Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was third and Sinead O'Connor was the only woman on the list at four with Prince-penned song Nothing Compares 2 U.

Also making the top 10: With or Without You by U2, The Verve's The Drugs Don't Work and Candle in the Wind by Elton John.

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Style Watch: Celebrities Fragrances Dominate The Market

August 4th, 2010 6:05am EDT
Celebrity Fragrances
Jennifer Aniston and Mary J. Blige recently joined the ongoing list of celebrities who launch their own personal fragrances. It seems you haven't really made it unless you make an attempt to market your scent in a bottle (or publish a book).

Celebrities have the power to create, or at least have someone else create, anything to promote their name and rake in more money. Clothing, shoes, bags, restaurants and perfumes are just a few ways celebrities brand themselves.

But who started the celebrity fragrance trend? It certainly wasn't Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton.

Elizabeth Taylor has lau...

Prince: 'I Want To Live In France'

July 8th, 2010 2:37pm EDT
Soul superstar Prince is on the move after revealing he's eager to live in France.

The Purple Rain hit-maker currently resides at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, but admits he's enthusiastic to move abroad - and he's got his sights set on Paris.

He tells Le Parisien newspaper, "I want to live in France. Paisley Park, my center in Minneapolis, I use for my business but I really want to stay here (in France)."

A source tells the publication the pop star is a big fan of all things French, especially movie star Marion Cotillard and late singer Edith Piaf, who the actress portrayed i...

Chris Brown Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson & Cries At BET Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Video & Photos!

June 28th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
R&B star Chris Brown stole the limelight at the 2010 BET Awards on Sunday night when he performed a showstopping dance tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker was introduced to the stage by Jermaine Jackson to mark the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

The young singer showed off his fancy footwork to "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal" and "Billie Jean" but struggled to complete his tribute segment as tears streamed down his face while trying to sing Jackson classic "Man in the Mirror."

His surprise addition to the show's line-up came a year a...

Carmen Electra's Sweater Puppies Are Too Strong For Buttons

June 17th, 2010 7:31pm EDT
Carmen Electra
After a business meeting in Glendale, Calif., yesterday, Carmen Electra was all smiles in a busty pink sweater held together by safety pins. She's all business but still sexy.

Did you know...the twice-divorced star originally wanted to be a singer and released a self-titled album for Prince's label 18 years ago. She also toured as his opening act for his "Diamonds and Pearls" tour.

Her breakout role was as lifeguard Lani McKenzie on "Baywatch."

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Prince Lands BET Awards Honor

June 15th, 2010 11:33am EDT
Prince is set to follow in the footsteps of James Brown, Whitney Houston and Diana Ross at the upcoming BET Awards - the pop superstar will be honored with a lifetime achievement honor.

The Purple Rain hit-maker is set to receive the coveted award at the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 27th, as the event celebrates its 10th year. Organizers will use the ceremony to pay tribute to the singer's long running career and his contribution to music over the years.

Stephen G. Hill, president of programming, music and specials for BET, tells the Associated Press, "Prince is dynamic. Prince is ge...

And The Best Albums Of The Last 25 Years Are...

April 26th, 2010 9:13am EDT
Achtung Baby
U2's "Achtung Baby" has been named the best album of the last 25 years in a new magazine poll.

Editors of Spin are celebrating the monthly magazine's 25th year with countdowns of their top moments and concert highlights from the quarter-century, and they've crowned U2's 1991 album the best release.

Prince's "Sign O' The Times" came in second and The Smiths' "The Queen is Dead" is third.

"Nevermind" by Nirvana and Radiohead's "OK Computer" complete the top five.