Toby Keith Continues Reign As Highest-Paid Country Star

July 29th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Toby Keith Continues Reign As Highest-Paid Country Star
For the second year in a row, Toby Keith is the highest-paid singer in country music, according to Forbes. The singer has earned a total of $65 million since June, 2013, and more than $335 million over the last six years.

Taylor Swift is second on the list with earnings of $64 million in the past year. She is followed by Kenny Chesney ($44 million), Jason Aldean ($37 million) and Luke Bryan ($34 million).

Keith's income is due to profits from his record label, Show Dog - Universal, as well as collaborations with Ford, his restaurant I Love This Bar, and his Wild Shot liquor range.

The co...
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New Summer Hit: Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Ariana Grande

July 29th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
New Summer Hit: Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' With Nicki Minaj And Aria
Jessie J was able to get together two other leading ladies of music to create the new summer hit we've been waiting for.

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, who have releases coming out later this year, teamed up with Jessie J to produce a catchy tune that would serve as the first single off her upcoming and untitled third album. The song will also appear on the deluxe version of Ariana's album My Everything.

"She got a body like an hourglass / But I can give it to you all the time / She got a bootie like a Cadillac / But I can send you into overdrive (Stop and wait, wait for that, stop, hol...
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Is Beyonce Secretly House Hunting Without Jay Z?

July 29th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Is Beyonce Secretly House Hunting Without Jay Z?
Rumors have been circulating for months that Beyonce and Jay Z are on the verge of splitting up and are just waiting until the end of their "On The Run" tour to make it official.

According to The Post, Queen B is in the midst of looking for a new apartment in New York City without her husband.

In June, the singer reportedly checked out digs worth $21.5 million in Chelsea. An insider said: "She was very quiet, as if she was looking on the sly."

This is unusual because in the past the rapper has always been super involved in picking out real estate and he was not around, the source added.
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One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#FreePalestine' Post

July 29th, 2014 5:57pm EDT
One Direction Singer Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After '#F
It was the tweet heard around the world as One Direction's Zayn Malik caused a firestorm of controversy after his comments on the Middle East went viral.

Showing his solidarity for Palestine, Malik tweeted the message #FreePalestine to his more than 13 million Twitter followers. Malik is of mixed Middle Eastern descent, as his father Yaser Malik is British-Pakistani and his mother Patricia is British. Malik's post couldn't have come at a worse time with Israel's military assault on Gaza ramping up in full force, which has seen more than 1,000 Palestinians and 50 Israelis killed. Malik want...
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David Duchovny: My Russian Beer Commercial Wasn't Political

July 29th, 2014 5:05pm EDT
David Duchovny
David Duchovny is feeling the heat after appearing in a Russian beer commercial.

In the commercial Duchovny, whose father's father is from Kiev, wonders what life would be like if he was born in the country. He is shown in several roles, including astronaut and ballet director, in the country. At one point he auditions for a film in Russian.

"This is the country where I was born and raised. But there is another country, where I got my family name from. And sometimes I wonder: What if things turned out differently? What if I were Russian?" He asks in the spot for Siberian Crown.

David, ...
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Ohio Music Festival Drops R. Kelly From Its Lineup

July 29th, 2014 4:20pm EDT
R. Kelly
Organizers at the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, have dropped R. Kelly from the lineup after listening to complaints posted on Twitter and Facebook and bands who decided not to play at the festival because of the star's controversial past.

In 2002, Kelly was indicted on child pornography charges after he was accused of having sex with a minor and a video surfaced of him allegedly urinating on an underage girl. Although Kelly was acquitted in 2008, that didn't stop people from objecting to his presence at the Ohio festival.

In addition, local bands Damn the Witch Siren and...
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Wouldn't Say 'No' To A Joe Manganiello Cameo On 'Modern Family'

July 29th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
If a relationship with Modern Family star Sofia Vergara helps Joe Manganiello get a part on the show, Jesse Tyler Ferguson's all for it.

Ferguson, who stars on the ABC sitcom as Mitchell Pritchett, talked exclusively with E! News's Marc Malkin at Emmy Awards Performers Peer Group Celebration. The actor knew quickly the two could form an inseparable pair. "I will say that they're extremely comfortable around one another and that's a sign of them just having a really nice time," he said.

What about getting Joe to strip off his shirt for a cameo in Jesse's hot tub, a la James Marsden (abov...
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Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Other Spanish Stars Denounce Israel's Actions In Gaza

July 29th, 2014 3:31pm EDT
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, and Pedro Almodovar
Spanish film industry representatives have publish an open letter denouncing Israel and their recent actions in Gaza. The group, which includes stars such as Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Pedro Almodovar, asked for an immediate ceasefire to help civilians.

As referenced in The Hollywood Reporter, Bardem and others plea in the letter for Spain and other European Union members to condemn the bombing and to "open border crossings to facilitate the mobility of the population, the entry of medical equipment, medicines and food."

"Palestinians' homes are being destroyed, they are being deni...
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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's Jazz Album To Drop In September

July 29th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's Jazz Album To Drop In September
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have collaborated on a new jazz album that will be released early this fall. The pair announced the news on top of the GE Building on the "Today" show this morning.

The pop star, wearing a black gown with a plunging neckline, explained: "The collaboration has been so wonderful. It's so natural singing with Tony. I just learn so much from him every day. I'm so happy."

Bennett, in a slick tuxedo, commented: "She sings so wonderful and she's actually really a great jazz singer. She improvises every time we do a song. We do it over and over and it's different every ...
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Hilary Duff Kicks Off Music Comeback With First Single In Seven Years

July 29th, 2014 1:20pm EDT
Hilary Duff Chasing the Sun
Hilary Duff has begun her music comeback with a new single and video "Chasing The Sun," which was released on Tuesday.

The singer's first single since 2007, when her fourth album, "Dignity," was released.

The 26-year-old is currently putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming fifth studio album, which is due later this year.

The singer wallows in a daydream about being at the beach while sitting cooped up in an office building where she can't seem to get her things in order.

"I took a break from music for quite awhile, but it gave me the power to choose my next steps carefully and...
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