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Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...

Adidas Executives Drop Deal With Teyana Taylor Over Rihanna Twitter Feud

December 6th, 2013 9:39am EST
Teyana Taylor
The head honchos at Adidas have decided to end their partnership with  Teyana Taylor following her contentious online feud with Rihanna.

The 22 year-old singer collaborated with the German multinational corporation earlier this year, and after her successful debut in February, a second release was expected last Friday but never made its way into retailers.

Speculation arose that Taylor's recent scuffle with Rihanna was to blame, as the two sniped at each other via Instagram and Twitter in September.

The feud went public after Rihanna posted a video mocking the singer on her Instagram ...

Top 5 AMA Moments: Katy Perry As A Geisha, Miley Cyrus' Odd Cat Performance, More

November 25th, 2013 9:09am EST
Katy Perry AMAs
There were several ah-ha! moments at the American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday night. Katy Perry opened the awards show by singing her hit song "Unconditionally" as a Japanese Geisha.

The pop star channeled the best selling book "Memoirs of A Geisha" during her performance, which was extraordinarly colorful and included bright parasols and Asian dancers flitting around the stage as cherry blossoms dropped to the floor.

Perry wore a pale pink kimono covered in a flower print and polka dot socks. Her hair was plated in the traditional Japanese Geisha style.

She wasn't the only stand-out p...

10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

November 17th, 2013 1:08pm EST
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...

Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian Crashes Into Parking Space, Ginnifer Goodwin Pregnant, More

November 16th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Kim Kardashian
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim Kardashian Crashes: Kim had to send her $200,000 Mercedes G63 SUV to the shop after it was damaged. But is it true the reality star got into a fender bender with an empty parking space?

Verdict: True. Kim tried to squeeze the big vehicle into a parking space in a Beverly Hills garage, only to find a metal beam over the spot was too low. It scraped along half of her roof before her SUV literally gri...

Drake And Rihanna Make It Rain In Houston Strip Club

November 15th, 2013 11:29pm EST
Rihanna and Drake may be rekindling their romance.

The two music stars were spotted together in a Houston strip club following a performance by Drake in the city on Thursday night. Rihanna was in attendance at the show, and the two stars reportedly hooked up afterward, hitting the V Live Gentlemen's Club together.

Rihanna and her entourage arrived at the club first and the rapper joined them afterward.

The pair reportedly "made it rain" in the club, showering the dancers with $17,000, according to E! News.

Dancer Jhonni Blaze told E! that the two "looked like a couple" while together an...

20 Celebrities With Pixie Cuts

November 9th, 2013 9:00pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Celebrities spend hours in hair and make-up chairs and are used to switching up their looks for a new role or concert tour.

Those who are truly daring opt for the infamous pixie cut, made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s and model Twiggy in the 1960s. It's a classic look that some stars have tried, and failed, to pull off. Others have successfully made the transition from long hair to short.

Jennifer Lawrence is the latest star to chop off her locks. She posted a pic of her new look on Facebook, which was snapped on an airplane while she was on route to promote her upcoming film The ...

Rihanna Goes Topless For A Mythological Makeover As Medusa

October 29th, 2013 11:58pm EDT
Rihanna has left little to the imagination in a new photo shoot for British GQ magazine.

Despite the issue being the December 2013 issue, the new shoot comes at the perfect time as the singer shows off her sexy curves dressed up as Medusa, wearing reptilian contact lenses, and accessorizing with plenty of slithering pals. The new issue, which celebrates the magazine's 25th anniversary in the UK, fittingly hits stands on halloween.

"Medusa head on me like I'm 'luminati!!!! She," she wrote with a shot of the cover on her Instagram page.

The singer also shared a few photos from inside the ...

Rihanna Sunbathes In Greece & Posts Sexy Bikini Photos Online

October 24th, 2013 9:00pm EDT
Rihanna showed off her sexy body in new bikini photos via her Instagram page this week, including one in which she drapes herself over a railing with her backside in the air. Perhaps she was twerking upside down?

The pop star has been traveling the globe during her "Diamonds" world tour and took a brief break with a sunbathing session in Greece on Wednesday.

She posed for several photos wearing a tiny black bikini. In one shot, she sits in front of the water with a pink rose hanging out of her mouth. She is also photographed chilling out in various poses next to a swimming pool.

Check ou...

15 Stars Who Got Naked In Music Videos

October 22nd, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus took it all off for her "Wrecking Ball" video, swinging nude -- save for a pair of work boots -- on the title object. She received plenty of flak for the racy video, most likely because of her age and the fact that she's a role model for millions of young girls.

But she's definitely not the first to bare all in a music short, plenty of other artists have either gone nude or had a model, a girlfriend -- even a model girlfriend -- strip down for one of their videos.

See who else shed their clothes in the name of art after the jump...

Miley Cyrus in "Wrecking Ball" and rapper ...

Rihanna Posts Naked Photos Following Mosque Controversy

October 22nd, 2013 7:00pm EDT
Rihanna naked bathtub
Rihanna is notorious for sharing sexy selfies, and on Monday she uploaded naked photos of herself in her bathtub. The Barbadian beauty posted the images on Instagram.

The singer is featured sitting naked in a bathtub, blowing bubbles and covering up her parts with her bare legs.

Rihanna also published some pictures from her clothing line photoshoot. She wrote: "RihannaForRiverIsland Winter 2013 collection!! PRE ORDER available October 31st!!!!"

She posted the snaps, which were taken in Greece, just days after she was ordered to leave the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Rihanna p...

Rashida Jones Bashes Female Celebs For Showing Way Too Much Skin

October 21st, 2013 8:49pm EDT
Rashida Jones
Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones has criticized female celebrities who show off too much skin, telling them to "stop acting like w**res" on her twitter page.

Without naming names, the actress summed up how she feels stars like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, who constantly post images to their social media pages showing way too much skin.

"This week's celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular," she writes.

Jones reiterated her comment shortly after, writing, "Let me clarify. I don't shame ANYone for anything they choose to do wi...

Rihanna Removed From Abu Dhabi Mosque Following Forbidden Photoshoot

October 21st, 2013 11:00am EDT
Rihanna stirred up controversy over the weekend after she posed for a photoshoot at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the United Arab Emirates without getting permission.

UAE is an Arab country on the Persian Gulf, boardering Oman, Saudia Arabia, Qatar and Iran.

During the photo session, the singer wore a head-to-toe black ensemble and covered her hair, which the mosque requires. She jazzed up her look with bright red lipstick and fingernail polish.

However, the pop star and her crew reportedly didn't follow the rules and were forced to leave the premises.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque C...

Eminem Reteams With Rihanna For New Single On 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'

October 17th, 2013 9:02pm EDT
Rihanna and Eminem
Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated again on a new single from his upcoming album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2".

The two stars first teamed up in 2010 for smash hit "Love The Way You LIe", and the success of the song led them to pair up once again for new track "The Monster".

Last month, RiRi hinted at the collabo, keeping it a secret but promising fans that something was up.

"Just left the studio... Recorded a #monster hook for one of my favorite artists! And that's all I can give you...," she wrote.

Now the secret's out.

Eminem's new album features 16 new tracks and features the likes...

Rihanna's Tweets Lead To Arrest Of Thai Bar Owner

October 14th, 2013 11:40am EDT
After Rihanna posted about a lewd sex show she attended in Thailand, officials in the country arrested a bar owner there and charged him with obscenity and operating an entertainment venue without a permit.

The crackdown was part of an operation targeting shows illegally featuring naked dancers. The man was arrested Saturday. He faces one month in jail and may be forced to pay approximately $2,000 in fines.

This isn't the first time Rihanna's tweets have resulted in an arrest in Thailand. After she posed with a protected primate in September, she inadvertently helped police make several a...

Rihanna Compares Photographers To Nazis

October 9th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Rihanna has come under fire for comparing the paparazzi in New Zealand to Nazis. She lashed out after she was photographed earlier this week in the window of her hotel room in Auckland with just a towel around her body.

She posted the same image on Instagram on Tuesday with the caption: "I hate these n**gaz more than the Nazi."

Several people were offended by her comments.  One fan wrote: "You hate some people who snap a few photos more than people who killed six million," and another added, "When you're standing in the window in the view of people, don't blame paparazzi for doing their j...

Music Wrap-Up: Big Sean & Naya Rivera Engaged, Drake Ends Robin Thicke's Billboard Chart Reign, And More

October 4th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Big Sean and Naya Rivera
Time for your end of the week news recap! Here is the news you may have missed while adding Sinead O'Connor to your list of people who you should never offend.

Naya Rivera and Big Sean Engaged

What a year it’s been for rapper Big Sean and actress/singer Naya Rivera when it comes to their relationship, and it is clear they are trying to go out with a bang...or should I say a ring. A rep for Naya confirmed with Just Jared that Big Sean loved it so much, he decided to put a ring on it. That's right, after six months of dating, the cute couple are engaged. It was just last week Big Sean sat a...

Rihanna Pole Dances And Twerks In New Video 'Pour It Up'

October 3rd, 2013 11:31pm EDT
Rihanna is back to showing as much skin as she can without actually revealing anything in her latest video, "Pour It Up".

The singer wears a blonde wig, fishnets and a diamond studded bra that's more of a combination bra and pasties as it barely covers only her nipples and part of the bottom of her breasts.

The new video also features the singer engaging in some pole dancing, which she spent time learning earlier this week from a woman we can only assume is a professional exotic dancer (and with a very nice derriere, we might add).

The video also features RiRi and lots of dancers in thon...

Rihanna Entangled In Online Feud With Singer Teyana Taylor

September 25th, 2013 9:02am EDT
International pop star Rihanna has become embroiled in a vicious online feud with rising singer Teyana Taylor.

The two female rappers began sniping at each other after Rihanna posted a video mocking the 26 year-old singer on her Instagram page.

Taylor, who could be mistaken for Rihanna's doppelganger, recently uploaded a video of herself singing a cover of Anita Baker's Caught Up In The Rapture, and the Barbadian star countered by posting a clip of her male hairstylist, dressed in a wig, performing the same song badly.

The apparent jibe appeared to provoke Taylor, who subsequently sen...

Rihanna Poses With Protected Primates In Thailand, 2 People Get Arrested

September 22nd, 2013 10:10am EDT
After Rihanna posed with a protected primate in Thailand, she inadvertently helped police make several arrests of individuals involved in illegal animal trading.

Last week, the singer visited Phuket during a break from her "Diamonds" world tour, and she posted images of her vacation on Twitter and Instagram.
On Friday, she uploaded an image of herself with a slow loris, a local squirrel-like creature that is considered a protected species. The photo prompted a police investigation into whether the animals are being illegally used as a tourist attraction.

According to the Associated Pres...

Chris Brown Wants The Same Kind Of Respect That Jay-Z Gets

September 21st, 2013 4:12pm EDT
Chris Brown Jet Magazine
Chris Brown feels like he's been treated unfairly.

The singer has taken issue with the public for failing to look past all of his legal and anger issues and support his music career in the same manner they do for rapper Jay-Z, who's had his own share of problems in the past.

Brown tells Jet magazine that ever since he was convicted of beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 he's struggled to regain his popularity.

"Jay Z... is accepted by White America because he shakes hands and kisses babies," Brown tells Jet. "No disrespect, because I'm a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that he stabb...

Style Watch: Rihanna Rocks Blue Lipstick, A Sheer Blouse In London

September 11th, 2013 11:00am EDT
We spotted Rihanna leaving Nozomi Restaurant after having dinner in London, England, on Tuesday. The singer wore a sheer blouse that revealed her black bra underneath it, a baseball jacket, and dark jeans.

The Barbadian beauty, who is currently sporting a pixie cut, opted for slate blue lipstick. While some gals would look like a corpse in that color, she managed to make it work.

Rihanna also wore several pieces of jewelry, including a chunky chain necklace and multiple rings on her fingers.

The pop star has recently been linked to rapper A$AP Rocky. The pair have been friends for a whil...

Taylor Swift Is A Guinness World Record Breaker

September 9th, 2013 1:35pm EDT
Taylor Swift
According to the 2014 Guinness World Records, Taylor Swift is officially a world record breaker! People Magazine reports, Ms. Swift will enter the new edition of the book with the awkward, yet true title, “First Solo Female with Two Million-Selling Weeks on the U.S. Albums Chart.”

Taylor Swift isn’t the only pop star to hold a spot in the legendary book: Rihanna has earned the title “Most ‘Liked’ Person on Facebook,” while Justin Bieber is officially the “Youngest Solo Artist to Have Five U.S. #1 Albums” and “Youngest Musician with a Music Channel Viewed Three Billion Times!” Another reco...

Weird Celebrity News: Rihanna's Alien Updates, Sly Stone's Albino Band & More

September 8th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Rihanna reportedly believes aliens will land on Earth, so she pays someone to keep an eye on possible incidents in the skies above the Mojave Desert in Nevada.

An unidentified flying object (UFO) watcher gives the singer regular updates on extraterrestrial activity, according to Britain's Daily Star.

Check out more weird celebrity news...

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen recorded a song for H&M's latest campaign. Tom Brady's wife stars in the 2013 TV advert...

Rihanna Receives Regular Updates About Alien Activities

September 3rd, 2013 1:22pm EDT
An unidentified flying object (UFO) watcher gives Rihanna 24-hour updates on extraterrestrial activity, according to Britain's Daily Star.

The singer reportedly believes aliens will land on Earth, so she pays a person to keep an eye on possible incidents in the skies above the Mojave Desert in Nevada.

A source told the tabloid, "Rihanna has always been convinced aliens will land on Earth in her lifetime. So she started using the man, who calls himself a sky scanner, to give her information from Nevada on anything that relates to sightings.

"He keeps in touch with her from the Little A'Le...

Boy George Warns Justin Bieber And Rihanna Over Their 'Disruptive Behavior'

August 29th, 2013 2:19pm EDT
Boy George
Ever the moral compass, Boy George has advised international pop stars Justin Bieber and Rihanna to moderate their wild behavior for the sake of their legion of fans.

The former Culture Club star is convinced both stars will eventually suffer from their outlandish rock 'n' roll lifestyles and has urged them to set a better example to their supporters.

The 52 year old tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "I look at Justin and think, you're gonna learn that all of this is such a waste of time. It's so difficult to do all your learning in public though, I'm surprised young celebrities aren...

Rihanna To Portray Josephine Baker In Upcoming Biopic

August 26th, 2013 12:05pm EDT
Rihanna is rumored to be close to landing a role as legendary jazz singer Josephine Baker in a new film.

The biopic will document the troubled life of the iconic perfomer, and the 25 year-old singer is reportedly first choice to star in the lead role.

Producer Lance W. Reynolds says in a statement, "Rihanna is one of the most talented performers of this millennium and with her unique acting and performing abilities, I have no doubt she will bring Josephine back to life on the big screen."

The film about the life of Baker, who became infamous for dancing naked apart for a tutu of fake ...

Rihanna Shares More Bikini Photos With Her Fans And Shows Off Her New AK-47 Grill

August 10th, 2013 8:11pm EDT
Rihanna has been flaunting her body lately, sharing lots of new photos of herself while wearing bikinis at the beach following shots of her almost there outfit at her homeland Barbados' Crop Over Festival.

She simply wrote "#wednesdayz" in her black bikini top and snakeskin bottoms when she shared the sexy shot on hump day this week; and she also showed off her new grill, styled in the shape of an AK-47. "she + AK," she captioned the photo.

The singer recently won a lawsuit against British clothing retailer Top Shop for selling t-shirts with her likeness on it.

A judge ruled in her favor...

Rihanna Leaves Little To The Imagination In A Tiny Bikini Made Of Crystals And Feathers For Barbados' Crop Over Festival

August 6th, 2013 5:05pm EDT
Rihanna celebrated this year's Crop Over festival in her native Barbados over the weekend, and on Monday she wore a very skimpy outfit and danced in the streets on the final day of the festival.

The singer is no stranger to the annual harvest celebration, having shown her curves there in the past in similar skin-baring outfits.

The island's traditional festival began in 1688 and is celebrated with Calypso music and dancing in the streets along with eating and drinking contests.

The festival began as a celebration of the end of the sugar cane harvest, but in modern times the festival is o...

Rihanna Responds To Katy Perry's Comments, Re-Signs With Roc Nation

August 3rd, 2013 10:07am EDT
Rihanna has addressed the comments that Katy Perry made stating that RiRi has a "detrimental" entourage and that she’s tired of saving celebrities.

Katy Perry hinted at Rihanna's entourage when she told Elle UK, "I know a lot of people out there with the most detrimental entourages—they are the root of their demise. It's really unfortunate but you can't save these people. My days of celebrity saving are over."

A source told Hollywood Life, “Rihanna doesn’t need to be saved by anyone. The man upstairs is to whom she owes everything. That’s who brought her here and that’s who she’s leaving ...