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Backstreet Boys Documentary Trailer Released (Watch)

December 18th, 2014 4:05pm EST
Backstreet Boys
The new documentary about The Backstreet Boys poses the question, "What do you do when you’re a full-grown man in a boy band?"

"From 1999 to about 2002, we were the biggest band in the world," said Brian Littrell in the new trailer for the documentary.

It was originally conceived as a way to record the band’s reunion, but soon turned into a story about the band's success as part of the Lou Pearlman-helmed boy band craze.

"Lou had seen the success of Boyz II Men, New Kids on the Block, and he was like, 'Well, I can do this. I can put together a group,'" BSB member A.J. McLean says in the...
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J. Cole Debuts Big On Billboard 200

December 18th, 2014 10:21am EST
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive
For J. Cole, the number one spot is a familiar one. For the third time in his career, J. Cole sits atop the Billboard 200. This time, he earns the largest sales of his career as 2014 Forest Hills Drive sold a robust 354,000 copies. Translated to the Billboard 200’s new formula of ‘units’, J. Cole’s latest impacted 375,000. Even more remarkable about J. Cole’s numbers is the lack of a single to drive album sales – “Apparently” was issued upon the album’s release as a single. Initially, the album was forecasted to sell more than 300,000 copies.

So with the debut of J. Cole, Taylor Swif...
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Madonna: Leak Of Unfinished Album Is 'Artistic Rape'

December 18th, 2014 9:09am EST
Madonna: Leak Of Unfinished Album Is 'Artistic Rape,' 'A Form Of
Surprise! Madonna has a new album in the works, something she's been writing and recording in secret with a planned release in 2015.

We know this not because Madonna deigned to tell us herself, but because an unfinished version of the album leaked online on Wednesday.

Madonna, understandably, was upset- and she took to Instagram to vent her frustrations, calling the leak of her surprise album both "artistic rape" and "a form of terrorism."

If you'd like to read Madonna's angry screed in its entirety... well, she's already gone ahead and deleted it from Instagram. But this is the age of t...
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How And Why Did A 10 Year Old Boy Make Justin Timberlake Cry? (Watch)

December 17th, 2014 1:44pm EST
Young Fan Makes Justin Timberlake Cry (Watch)
In a sea of fans, one young boy caught Justin Timberlake off guard in front of a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In the middle of his performance, the pop star stopped to take a small gift from a 10-year-old fan sitting in the front row who was dressed in a white suit and bow tie.

“For me?” Timberlake asks the young fan. “How old are you man?”

“You’re 10, and you’ve been watching me since you were two?” he questioned.

The gift was a bowtie which led JT to tear up. He told the boy, "A gentleman can't have too many bow ties."

“I might have to wear this on Christmas Da...
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Why Was Mariah Carey Crying At New York Christmas Concert (Watch)

December 17th, 2014 11:46am EST
Mariah Carey Cries, Loses Shoe At New York Christmas Concert (Wa
Mariah Carey took the stage in New York City last night for the first of six shows at the Beacon Theatre titled, "All I Want for Christmas Is You: A Night of Joy And Festivity." The problem was, Carey just wasn't feeling so festive due to a series of malfunctions.

Ranging from shoe to earpiece issues, Carey attempted to keep going but was clearly frustrated at some points, and it was all caught on video.

During one of her tunes, Carey lost her shoe. Instead of struggling with it, the singer held it in her hand throughout the tune.

Later, she began crying when she performed her hit "Hero,...
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Immortalized: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2015 Announced

December 16th, 2014 4:03pm EST
Green Day, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan Top
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 was officially announced on Tuesday morning, revealing eight new bands and artists who will be immortalized in Cleveland, Ohio (is that really a good thing?)

Although they received only 2.59% of the fan vote, Green Day was elected to the Hall in their first year of eligibility, while bands like Yes, The Moody Blues, Chicago and Warren Zevon -- all eligible for the Hall for at least two decades now -- were snubbed yet again, the four combining for just one nomination in the past quarter century.

"I had to go for a walk," Green Day singer Billi...
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J. Cole Is Fiery On ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’

December 16th, 2014 3:12pm EST
J. Cole Forest Hills Drive
Sometimes the best musicians don’t receive the recognition that they should – call it the ‘underrated bug.’ For rapper J. Cole, being underrated seems to be his middle name. Sure, he’s racked up two number one albums, but the über talented rapper still feels less heralded than some of his contemporaries. 2014 Forest Hills Drive, much like previous effort, Born Sinner, exemplifies why J. Cole ranks among the best in the game.

Following the mysterious “Intro,” “January 28th” finds Cole is on autopilot – cocky and confident from the jump. “The real is back, the 'ville is back,” Cole spi...
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Mama-To-Be Carrie Underwood Flaunts Baby Bump

December 16th, 2014 11:30am EST
Carrie Underwood Shows Off Baby Bump At American Country Countdo
Carrie Underwood looked stunning at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday. The singer showed off her baby bump in a white flowing gown embellished by gold accents on the shoulder, hip and sleeve.

Underwood and her NHL star husband Mike Fisher revealed they were expecting a baby back in September.

During a recent interview on "The Tonight Show," she told Jimmy Fallon that she sings to her unborn son all the time but feels pressured to get the notes right.

"He hears me singing whether he would like that or not. I mean, that's what I do, he doesn't have ...
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Did Beyonce Illegally Take Music From A Hungarian Folk Singer?

December 16th, 2014 9:19am EST
Folk Singer Sues Beyonce Over 'Drunk In Love'
A Hungarian folk singer is suing Timbaland, Jay Z and Beyonce, claiming they illegally used her vocals in Queen B's hit song "Drunk In Love."

Monika Miczura Juhasz, known as Mitsou, filed papers in New York, claiming audio of her singing a traditional Roma folk song she learned from her grandmother, called "Bajba, Bajba Pelem," was taken and "digitally manipulated without her permission" and used for "Drunk in Love."

The original recording of "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" was released as "Gypsy Life on the Road" by Mitsou's group Ando Drom in 1997.

Did Beyonce steal a sample from this song?

Ac...
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Does Teresa Giudice's Daughter Have Star Power? Watch & See

December 16th, 2014 8:59am EST
Gia Giudice
Teresa Giudice's daughter Gia has set her sights on stardom outside the "Real Housewives Of New Jersey" franchise. The 13-year-old girl and two of her friends, Alexa Maetta, 16, and Cristianna Cardinale, 14, just released a new music video for "Season Of Joy." The trio is known as 3KT.

The video was filmed in the Big Apple and includes shots of Bryant Park and New York's Sweet Shop.

YouTube commenters were pretty supportive of the girls' effort. One wrote: "Congratulations 3KT, Love your video, lovely voices, pretty young ladies! Wish you the best. Remember! always follow your dreams even...
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