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Jimmy Fallon Nails 1944 Spike Jones Hit To Beat Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton In Latest 'Tonight Show' Lip Sync Battle

September 18th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani On The Tonight Show
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani joined "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon for the the comedian's latest epic Lip Sync Battle on Wednesday night.

The two stars, who are team mentors on NBC's hit singing series "The Voice," were both the house to promote the upcoming seventh season of the show, which premieres on Sept. 22.

Shelton starts things off with his version of Taco's "Puttin' on the Ritz," complete with a champagne glass and a tap dance solo, and after Fallon's turn singing Ellie Goulding's "Burn," Stefani stepped up to the mic for Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

With no clear sta...
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Taylor Swift's Impeccable Style Lands Her Top Spot On People Magazine's 'Best Dressed' List

September 18th, 2014 10:12am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been named "Best Dressed of the Year" by People magazine in the publication's latest issue, it's annual Style Special.

When she's not dazzling in ball gowns on the red carpet at the biggest events and award shows, the 5'11" singer's day-to-day style is nothing short of impeccable.

Taylor describes her dress code as "feminine, leggy and ever-changing," and she says that she was "more willing to take a risk than ever before" in 2014.

Perhaps her getting more adventurous with her style goes hand-in-hand with her move from a country-crossover artist to mainstream pop, as evi...
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Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend

September 18th, 2014 9:42am EDT
Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend
Pop superstar Iggy Azalea filed a lawsuit against former boyfriend Maurice Williams, claiming copyright infringement and theft.

Back in 2008, 17-yaer-old Azalea was known by her real name, Amethyst Kelly, and lived in Houston, Texas where she was trying to eke out a recording career. She met Williams, much older than her, who took care of her and got her an apartment. The two began a relationship but Williams had a secret he didn't tell his younger girlfriend, that he was married with a family.

The two were still a couple into 2009 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.The lawsuit claims that...
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Christian Rapper Lecrae Takes ‘Anomaly’ To The Top Of Billboard 200

September 18th, 2014 8:31am EDT
Lecrae Anomaly
It’s rare that the Christian rapper debuts atop the Billboard 200. How rare – well it never happens – like “never ever.” Anyways, Lecrae made it happen this week as Anomaly outperformed early prognostications and sold 88,000 copies. Lecrae was able to hold off a strong second week from Maroon 5’s V (80,000 copies, #2) as well as what was thought to be a tight race with Jhené Aiko (Souled Out sold 70,000 copies, good for #3).

While Lecrae’s debut is celebratory, it is also another week where no albums moved 100,000 copies. Throw in the fact that besides Lecrae and Jhené Aiko, the top ...
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Miley Cyrus To Be Penalized For Twerking With Mexico's Flag?

September 18th, 2014 8:21am EDT
Miley Cyrus To Be Penalized For Twerking With Mexico's Flag?
Miley Cyrus is in trouble with Mexican officials for dancing provocatively with the country's flag. The pop star performed in Monterrey on Tuesday night, and video shows her wearing a large prosthetic butt, flouncing around the stage, and dancers whipping her with a Mexican flag.

The performance took place during Mexico's Independence Day, and authorities from the state of Nuevo Leon are trying to determine whether the singer broke the country's law regarding the protection of the national flag.

According to Reuters, local official Francisco Trevino said Nuevo Leon approved a warrant for...
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Ariana Grande's Latest Diva Behavior Reportedly Includes Hoping Fans 'Die'

September 17th, 2014 6:36pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Singer Ariana Grande has been criticized for her alleged diva demands after a list of dos and don'ts from her recent press tour in Australia surfaced last week.

The singer's demands included photographing her only from her left side and not asking questions pertaining to the cancellation of her Nickelodeon show "Sam & Cat" or asking her about her love life, the recent death of her grandfather or Mariah Carey. The list also asked that natural light not be used while photographing her.

The singer, who is managed by Scooter Braun (that explains a lot), also reportedly walked out of a meet-an...
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Beyonce & Jay Z Plan Joint Album

September 17th, 2014 3:47pm EDT
Beyonce & Jay Z Plan Joint Album
While rumors persist that Beyonce and Jay Z's relationship is on the rocks (or conversely they are expecting another baby), it has emerged that the power couple is working on a joint album.

The pair just completed their "On The Run" tour in Paris, France, and are now setting their sights on their next project - a full-length album.

Dash Radio DJ Skee revealed the news on Tuesday. Insiders say the couple hopes to release the album later this year or in early 2015.

This isn't the first time the pair has collaborated in music. Over the years they have produced several songs together.
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Rihanna Blasts CBS For Pulling Her Thursday Night Football Song In Wake Of Ray Rice Story

September 16th, 2014 10:32pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna has finally addressed CBS' pulling of a song she's featured on for the premiere of its "Thursday Night Football" broadcast last week, and she's steaming mad over it.

Because of the recent footage of Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then girlfriend in an elevator, the network opted to cut the song from its inaugural broadcast in order to address the serious domestic issue.

The song is a version of Jay-Z's "Run This Town," which features Kanye West and Rihanna, who sings the song's chorus, and actor Don Cheadle provides a voiceover to open the show. Inste...
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Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album

September 16th, 2014 9:34pm EDT
Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album
Apple has created a special removal tool for iTunes and iPhone users who don't want to keep U2's latest album, "Songs Of Innocence," which the company released for free to all of its users when they announced the release of the iPhone 6 last week.

Following the release of the latest version of the iPhone, U2 took the stage to play songs from the new album and announce that the entire LP was being given away for free to all Apple users and that the album was already in their cloud.

Unfortunately, for those who aren't fans of the band, they were stuck with the album and no way to remove it ...
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Robin Thicke Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'

September 16th, 2014 2:54pm EDT
Robin Thicke Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'
While being interrogated for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up" to make "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke confessed to being so high he couldn't have written the hit track.

Gaye's family filed a lawsuit against Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I., accusing them of ripping off the song. Thicke gave a deposition in April, saying he took more credit for "Blurred Lines" than he should have, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The singer explained, "To be honest... I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I...
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