Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kelly Clarkson Performs "Mr. Know It All" On The X Factor Australia

Kelly Clarkson performed "Mr. Know It All" yet again on The X Factor in Australia & did a fine job with the first single off Stronger (October 24th) as always. I'll tell ya though, that interview at the end... I could listen to The New! Kelly Clarkson (Now With Extra Hick!) talk all day long, y'all!

Kelly Rowland Performs On Jimmy Kimmel

"Lay It On Me" (w/ Big Sean)


Kelly Rowland took a break from The X Factor UK to promote that lil ol' Here I Am (there you are) album she has out on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Hopefully the "Lay It On Me" video will premiere soon!

Christina Aguilera "World Hunger Relief" PSA

Christina Aguilera again stars in this year's World Hunger Relief campaign. Gotta love her!

The Vonzell Project

By now, I'm sure you know that I love me some Vonzell Solomon. It may have been over six years since she was on American Idol, but unfortunately, we still haven't gotten an album, let alone an EP, from the talented songstress. Come January 24th, all that is set to change with the release of her debut EP--but Vonzell needs our support! She'll tell you the rest & when she does, you just might find this HERE link worth taking a look at.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All" Video Premiere

"Mr. Know It All" is the first single off Kelly Clarkson's upcoming fifth album Stronger (October 24th). I like how the video turned out. She actually looks really good!

iHeartRadio Music Festival Performance Highlights

Jennifer Lopez "Papi"

Jennifer Lopez "Jenny From The Block"

Jennifer Lopez "Ain't It Funny (Remix)"/"All I Have"/"I'm Real (Remix)"

Jennifer Lopez "Get Right"

Jennifer Lopez "On The Floor"

Jennifer Lopez "Let's Get Loud"

Nicole Scherzinger "Don't Hold Your Breath"

Nicole Scherzinger & Steven Tyler "(It) Feels So Good"

Usher & David Guetta "Without You"

Nicki Minaj "Roman's Revenge"

Nicki Minaj "Till The World Ends"/"Hello Good Morning"/"Bed Rock"/"Bottoms Up"

Nicki Minaj "Did It On'em"

Nicki Minaj "Where Them Girls At"

Nicki Minaj "Y U Mad"/"Moment 4 Life"/"Super Bass"

Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All"

Kelly Clarkson "My Life Would Suck Without You"

Kelly Clarkson "Since U Been Gone"

Kelly Clarkson "Walk Away"

Kelly Clarkson "Because Of You"

A slew of music's finest were on hand in Las Vegas this weekend at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival. The highlight for me was definitely J.Lo! She sounded incredible too, don't cha think? ... My only complaint is that they need to hire someone who doesn't have a lead finger to man the censor button (see: Nicki Minaj). I mean, c'mon, the stars were already warned & if you're gonna allow someone like Nicki to perform something like "Did It On'em" anyway...

Jennifer Hudson "Winnie" Poster

The not-entirely-impressive poster art for Jennifer Hudson's upcoming film "Winnie" has made its way online. Still no word on when we can expect the movie to come out.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Adam Lambert Guest Judges On Project Runway

The Glamorous One himself Adam Lambert found himself in the special guest judge's seat recently on Project Runway. Start at the 37-minute mark to see Adam & you won't miss anything.

Billboard Update

^#1 Album #1 Single^

Lady Antebellum rules the most recent Billboard 200 album chart with Own The Night, while Christina Aguilera & Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" continues its reign atop the Hot 100 singles chart. Rihanna moves 10-8 with "Cheers (Drink To That)", giving it a new peak, while Usher & David Guetta's "Without You" earns Digital Gainer honors (23-15).

See full charts HERE

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Ashlee Simpson Guest Judges On America's Next Top Model

If you've been wondering where Ashlee Simpson's been too, I found her... on the most recent episode of America's Next Top Model.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

*UPDATED* Kelly Clarkson On Ellen

"Mr. Know It All"


Kelly Clarkson brought joy to my day with her appearance & performance of "Mr. Know It All" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Her new album Stronger comes out on October 24th!

UPDATE: Kelly gave a web-exclusive performance of "Since U Been Gone" while she was thurr:

New Melanie Fiona Promo Pics

Check out these new promotional photos of Melanie Fiona & her gorgeous self. Get excited about her sophomore album The MF Life (December 6th)!

Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All" Video Preview

Don't blink or you'll miss one of the numerous exciting set-ups that make up the upcoming video for Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All", the first single off her fifth album Stronger (October 24th).

Adam Lambert Album Update

Adam Lambert has revealed that he will receive an executive producer credit on his second album, which drops early next year with a single set for later this year. One song to look out for on the album is titled "Outlaws Of Love", while Adam also recently hit the studio with Pharrell Williams! I wish it were coming sooner, but... it's gonna be good, I can tell!

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Kelly Clarkson Performs "Mr. Know It All" On Leno

Kelly Clarkson gave her first performance of "Mr. Know It All" from Stronger (October 24th) on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. And a fantastic one it was! I needed that voice back in my life.

Jennifer Lopez & Ashanti "Boys & Girls Clubs Of America" PSA

Jennifer Lopez is among the many stars included in a new Ron Howard-directed PSA for the Boys & Girls Clubs Of America that features Beyonce's "I Was Here". And, oh look, Ashanti pops up in there too!

New Jennifer Hudson "Weight Watchers" Commercial

Here's Jennifer Hudson looking fabulous in the fall campaign for Weight Watchers. "I Got This" is said to be the third single off her sophomore album I Remember Me.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mary J. Blige "My Life II" Update

Another Mary J. Blige album update, another pushback! Pay attention: My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act I) (because she can get the FIRST "act" out...) has a final release date of November 21st. Alright, I'll stop being negative now because I'm excited to report that Brook Lynn, MJB's rap alter-ego, will return on the track "Midnight Drive", which was produced & written by Rico Love! My Life II will also feature a song called "Masterpiece"... if it ever comes out (I'm done, I swear!).

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Jennifer Lopez "Papi" Video Premiere

"Papi" is the third single off Jennifer Lopez's latest album Love? Finally the video premieres--& it was worth the wait! Entertaining? Check! Dancing? Check! Is J.Lo BACK? Yup!

*UPDATED* Rihanna Album Update

Uh... ya, Rihanna (<--not her brother) has decided to release her sixth album before year's end. The first single, "We Found Love", was produced by Calvin Harris & is set to drop early next month. *Pause* Chick realizes she'll still be on her Loud tour with her NEXT album IN STORES, right?! "Cheers" JUST hit the top 10--she NEEDS to perform the thing--& she's just gonna let the smash-in-waiting "Raining Men" go to WASTE by releasing what will probably be some second-rate "Only Girl", which was second-rate itself?! No ma'am.

UPDATE: 's what my a$$ gets, because "We Found Love" (listen below) is pretty much incredible! Oh, & the album drops on November 21st.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Avril Lavigne Performs "Wish You Were Here" On NRJ

Avril Lavigne gave a chill performance of her third single "Wish You Were Here" from Goodbye Lullaby ...internationally, on NRJ in France.

Billboard Update

^#1 Album #1 Single^

Lil' Wayne remains atop the Billboard 200 album chart this week with Tha Carter IV, while Christina Aguilera & Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" returns to the summit of the Hot 100 singles chart! Kelly Clarkson scores the week's highest debut & her second-highest debut @ #18 with "Mr. Know It All", while Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink To That)" becomes her fourth top 10 single from Loud (11-10). JoJo also debuts with "Disaster" @ #87!

See full charts HERE

Kelly Clarkson "Mr. Know It All" Behind-The-Scenes

Check out Kelly Clarkson on the set of her new video for "Mr. Know It All", the first single off her upcoming album Stronger (October 24th). Sounds like somebody might've been spending a little too much time back in Texas!

Friday, September 16, 2011

OneRepublic Performs On America's Got Talent

OneRepublic performed their hit singles "Secrets" & "Good Life" off Waking Up on the America's Got Talent finale. Ryan & co. know how to make an album LAST!

Mary J. Blige "Ebony" Magazine Covers

Mary J. Blige is featured on the cover & an alternate cover of the October issue of Ebony. This apparently puts me in the minority, but I think she looks good! Stay on the lookout for her next album My Life II... The Journey Continues.


Keri Hilson On AOL Sessions

"Let Me Down"/"Beautiful Mistake"

"Lose Control"

"All The Boys"


"Pretty Girl Rock"


Ashanti "Never Too Far Away" Song Premiere

Ashanti has managed to score the theme song to the upcoming film "Dream House" called "Never Too Far Away":

Technically, the ballad is nice, but it does absolutely nothing for me.


Nicki Minaj Guest Stars On America's Next Top Model

Nicki Minaj was a guest judge on the premiere of the first all-star season of America's Next Top Model. Above is the full episode & Nicki appears beginning at the 18-minute mark. Longtime readers might recall that I watch this show regardless & maybe it's because having an "all-star" season with a bunch of previous losers seems... off or maybe it's because these fan-fav personalities aren't the best models the show has seen that deserve a second chance, but this season doesn't seem like it will be quite as good as the idea of it. Anyway, Nicki Minaj's debut album Pink Friday is out now.

Kelly Clarkson "Stronger" Tracklisting

The leak-filled tracklisting for Kelly Clarkson's forthcoming fifth studio album Stronger (October 24th) has been revealed:

1. Mr. Know It All
2. What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)
3. Dark Side
4. Honestly
5. You Love Me
6. Einstein
7. Standing In Front Of You
8. I Forgive You
9. Hello
10. The War Is Over
11. Let Me Down
12. You Can't Win
13. Breaking Your Own Heart

14. Don't You Wanna Stay (w/ Jason Aldean)
15. Alone
16. Don't Be A Girl About It
17. The Sun Will Rise

Bonus EP:
1. Hello (Smoakstack Session)
2. The War Is Over (Smoakstack Session)
3. You Love Me (Smoakstack Session)
4. The Sun Will Rise (Smoakstack Session)
5. If I Can't Have You (Smoakstack Session)
6. I Can't Make You Love Me (Smoakstack Session)

I haven't spent a lot of time listening to her many unfinished leaks (mainly because I wasn't very impressed), several of which made the final cut, so I won't use that as an excuse to be too negative re: my outlook for this. This, of course, is what I'm telling myself.


The Caffeine Patch: Ice Age: Continental Drift Teaser Poster

Our first look at "Ice Age: Continental Drift" has arrived! Interesting. The fourth installment in the series, which is set to include the voice talents of Jennifer Lopez & Nicki Minaj, among others, hits theaters next summer on *drumroll please* July 13th.


Britney Spears "Femme Fatale" Tour Sneak Peek

Electrifying performer (...) Britney Spears has unleashed this attack on the senses - otherwise known as a teaser for the upcoming showing of her Femme Fatale tour on EPIX. It airs November 12th @ 8/7c, but chances are you don't have the channel unless you have some kind of deluxe package from your satellite provider & this certainly isn't justification to upgrade, especially when you can just wait for the DVD. For a further peek at what Brit will have to offer, check out this video that starts off the show:

The Caffeine Patch: New Puss In Boots Poster

This spiffy-looking poster for "Puss In Boots" has just been unveiled! Save the date: November 4th.


Mariah Carey Collaborates With Tony Bennett

Mariah Carey shows off her angelic post-baby voice on "When Do The Bells Ring For Me", a collaboration with Tony Bennett that closes out his upcoming album Duets II (September 20th):


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Jennifer Lopez "Kohl's" Commercial

Check out the TV spot for Jennifer Lopez's new clothing line, exclusively at Kohl's. Is it wrong that I Love? seeing J.Lo everywhere? (Don't answer that.)

Fergie Performs National Anthem On Monday Night Football

Fergie sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a game featuring the Miami Dolphins, a team she is part-owner of, on Monday Night Football & did surprisingly well, if I do say so myself.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Jennifer Lopez "Fiat" Commercial

Jennifer Lopez's latest endorsement deal is for the Fiat 500, which looks as if it'll make an appearance in her upcoming video for "Papi", the third single off her latest album Love? Should be hot!

Jordin Sparks To Star In "Sparkle" Remake

Jordin Sparks is set to star as the title character in a remake of the 1976 film "Sparkle" that will be executive-produced by Whitney Houston, who is also in talks to star as Sparks' mother. Mike Epps has also signed onto the movie, which is being directed & written by Salim & Mara Brock Akil (respectively), the couple behind The Game. T.D. Jakes will also serve as a producer on the film, which is loosely based on The Supremes. Some will recall that about a decade back, a certain Aaliyah was set to star in a remake of the very same movie--with even Houston attached to produce--so this news should come with its fair share of controversy. That said & no disrespect to Aaliyah of course, but I think this is a huge opportunity for Jordin to... shine & will especially be if Whitney decides to star in it as well!


Monica ft. Rick Ross "Anything (To Find You)" Video Premiere

"Anything (To Find You)", featuring Rick Ross, is the first single lifted from Monica's upcoming album New Life (November 29th...or 2015, whatever). The Chris Robinson-directed video is certainly a pretty one.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Avril Lavigne "Wish You Were Here" Video Premiere

"Wish You Were Here" is the third single off Avril Lavigne's fourth album Goodbye Lullaby. Well, if RCA's gonna do a cheap video, this is the way to go *side-eyes "Smile"*. Dave Meyers (really?!) directed. I don't think they gave "Smile" enough of a push, the way it was riding up the iTunes chart there for a while, but "Wish You Were Here" should've been the second single anyway & I plan on seeing you perform this ERRwhere, Av!

Britney Spears "B In The Mix: The Remixes Vol. 2" Cover & Tracklisting

Britney Spears will be releasing B In The Mix: The Remixes Vol. 2 on October 11th. Why they stuck to the tack-tastic theme of the first one for the cover art of this second one, I do not know. Maybe you'll find the tracklisting below more intriguing?

1. Gimme More (Kaskade Club Mix)
2. Piece Of Me (Tiƫsto Club Mix)
3. Radar (Tonal Club Remix)
4. Womanizer (Benny Benassi Extended)
5. Circus (Linus Loves Remix)
6. If U Seek Amy (U-Tern Remix)
7. 3 (Manhattan Clique Club Remix)
8. Till The World Ends (Alex Suarez Club Remix)
9. I Wanna Go (Gareth Emery Remix)
10. Criminal (Varsity Team Remix)

(They know that "Hold It Against Me" was a #1 single, right?!) I'm not nearly as negative about this release as most seem to be..! The "Till The World Ends" remix with Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha should be a bonus track though.


Monica "Anything (To Find You)" Behind-The-Scenes

Check out this footage from the set of Monica's new video for "Anything (To Find You)", the first single lifted from her upcoming album New Life (November 8th). The video is set to premiere on Monday!

JoJo On Q102


"Too Little Too Late"

Interview (Pt. 1)

Interview (Pt. 2)

JoJo gave great performances of her new single "Disaster" & old favorite "Too Little Too Late" while stopping by the Q102 studio at a tour stop in Philadelphia. So glad to have that voice back in my life! Look out for JoJo's third album Jumping Trains to drop... whenever Interscope judges a single successful enough.

Kelly Rowland "Lay It On Me" Behind-The-Scenes

Some footage of Kelly Rowland (finally!) making her cheap-but-sexy-looking video for "Lay It On Me", the second single off her fantastic new album Here I Am, has surfaced.

Billboard Update

^#1 Album #1 Single^

Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter IV tops the Billboard 200 album chart this week, while Adele returns to the top of the Hot 100 singles chart with "Someone Like You" & Beyonce scores her second-highest (to "Ring The Alarm"'s #12) debut with "Love On Top" @ #20 following 113,000 downloads sold. Nicki Minaj & Usher join David Guetta in debuting with "Turn Me On" @ #37 & "Without You" @ #39, respectively. Nicki also re-enters alongside Rihanna @ #64 with "Fly".

See full charts HERE

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Jordin Sparks Performs National Anthem On NFL Opener

Queen of "The Star-Spangled Banner" Jordin Sparks sang her rendition for the sixth time, by my count, at the kickoff of the NFL season between the Green Bay Packers & the New Orleans Saints. If she's gonna sing it that incredibly, she can do it as many times as she'd like!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kelly Clarkson "Stronger" Cover + More

The cover art for Kelly Clarkson's upcoming fifth album Stronger, which has been pushed up a day to Monday, October 24th, was revealed today! Pre-order it HERE via her official site to get an exclusive EP & instant download of "Mr. Know It All"!

Wynter Gordon "Buy My Love" Video Premiere

"Buy My Love" is Wynter Gordon's latest single off With The Music I Die. Wynter loves me, she really loves me! This turned out cute. It's definitely her best video to date. Look out for a cheesy cameo from 90210 "The Secret Life Of Bees"' Tristan Wilds at the end.

New Tiffany Evans Promo Pics

With an EP on its way that even has a title--On My Way--it's possible that Tiffany Evans might find herself with something to promote in the near future, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to post some new promotional photos (& a couple not-so-new ones) of her. Our lil' Tiff is growing up!

Melanie Fiona "The MF Life" Update

Not only did Melanie Fiona release her new single "4 AM" this week, she also dropped more names of those with whom she collaborated while recording her forthcoming sophomore album The MF Life (October 25th). They include The-Dream, Drake, & B.o.B. Someone please buy this talented woman's single so the album will actually come out on time!

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Katharine McPhee "You May Not Kiss The Bride" Posters

A pair of posters for Katharine McPhee's unfortunately titled upcoming movie "You May Not Kiss The Bride" have emerged. Not that I'm holding my breath, but is this ever going to come out?


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wynter Gordon "Buy My Love" Behind-The-Scenes

The lovely & talented Wynter Gordon previews what looks like a thankfully promising video for "Buy My Love", the latest single off her debut album (or EP if you like in America like myself...) With The Music I Die, in this footage from the video set. I canNOT wait for this video to premiere!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Jordin Sparks & Celine Dion Perform On 2011 MDA Labor Day Telethon

Jordin Sparks "The Cure"

Celine Dion "Open Arms"

Jordin Sparks & Others - Finale Medley

Jordin Sparks & Celine Dion participated in this year's MDA Labor Day Telethon, with the former performing an appropriate tune of her own & the latter sharing a cover from her Las Vegas show, & both sounded phenomenal!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Leona Lewis Performs "Collide" On Red Or Black

For her first performance of "Collide", Leona Lewis took the stage on (shocker!) Simon Cowell's new game show Red Or Black. Yes, game show. LOL & to explain the briefcases (which I thought were cool enough to begin with), I had to post this video... are they really gonna have a musical guest every episode JUST to choose a briefcase?! Only Simon... Leona sounded & looked GREAT though! "Collide" is the first single off her upcoming third album Glassheart, which drops on November 28th in the UK.

Friday, September 2, 2011

*UPDATED* Leona Lewis "Glassheart" Cover + More

Leona Lewis, in all her gorgeousness this era, has chosen this shot, star stickers & all, for the cover of her third album Glassheart, which she has the audacity to give a UK release date of November 28th with no US date to speak of. The project is set to include work from the likes of Claude Kelly, Andrea Martin, & Chuck Harmony.

UPDATE: Tracks we can expect to appear on Glassheart: "Trouble", "Sugar" (an "orchestral soundscape"), "Fire Flies" (an "eastern-tinged 80's electro" track), & "Blank Page", "a soaring reverie over mournful piano & strings."


Mary J. Blige On GMA


Interview + "The Living Proof"

"Just Fine"

Mary J. Blige gave her first performances of "25/8", the second single lifted from her upcoming album My Life II... The Journey Continues, & "The Living Proof", her theme song from "The Help", on Good Morning America Friday & did a darn good job too!

Britney Spears Does Glamour UK Magazine

Britney Bot Spears is the cover girl for Glamour's October issue in the UK. Her latest album Femme Fatale is out now.

Billboard Update

^#1 Album #1 Single^

Game's The R.E.D. Album tops this week's Billboard 200 album chart, while Christina Aguilera earns her fifth #1 alongside Maroon 5 with "Moves Like Jagger" atop the Hot 100 singles chart! Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink To That)" earns Digital Gainer honors with a 17-11 jump & Jennifer Hudson debuts @ #81 with David Guetta & "Night Of Your Life".

See full charts HERE

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, & Flo Rida Perform "Where Them Girls At" On America's Got Talent

Nicki Minaj joined David Guetta & Flo Rida for the first time to perform their collaboration "Where Them Girls At" off David's way too good new album Nothing But The Beat on America's Got Talent.

Mary J. Blige "My Life II" Update

We've got ourselves an update on the producer lineup for Mary J. Blige's upcoming album My Life II... The Journey Continues (October 4th November). Rico Love, Eric Hudson, Jerry Wonda, Jim Jonsin, & Jermaine Dupri have all contributed to the project, the second single from which is the mediocre "25/8". I'm sure we can anticipate yet another week-before-Christmas release from MJB, the way they keep pushing this thing back...

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