Kelly Rowland Does Nude Pregnancy Shoot for Elle Magazine

Kelsey McNeal/FOXKelly Rowland is showing it all off. To celebrate her impending arrival, the pregnant singer posed nude in the new issue of Elle magazine, in a picture shot by actor Lance Gross.

In the accompanying story, the singer reveals what she's looking forward to the most when she delivers her first child with husband/manager Tim Witherspoon.

"I can't wait until he gets here. I just have a couple more weeks," she tells the mag. "I'm excited to bring a child into the world, and sharing that experience with my husband is probably the most beautiful part."

Rowland adds that among her food cravings she loves "cherry pie and chocolate ice cream with peanut butter mixed in it." She adds, "I had a week straight where I was obsessed with nachos."

So what inspired the nude shoot? The 33-year-old revealed she's been amazed watching her "body carry a human." She adds, "I took a birthing class and I was amazed by all the things this woman was saying to me about birthing and what the body does naturally. Why wouldn't you want to celebrate that? The body should be celebrated."

The full interview can be read on

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Tamar Braxton Unveils New Single, "Let Me Know"

Image Courtesy Epic RecordsTamar Braxton is back with new music. The singer has released her new single “Let Me Know,” which features a guest verse from Future.

" hits iTunes TOMORROW! Get your LIFE & listen to it NOW!" she tweeted before adding a link to the song on SoundCloud.

On the track, Tamar expresses her undying love over samples of Aaliyah's classic "At Your Best (You Are Love)."

"We’ve been through so many things, ups and down and in-betweens / If you need more love from me, I’ll give you more, just let me know,” sings Tamar.

Tamar's upcoming album will serve as the follow-up to last year's Love and War.

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Angels and Airwaves Premieres New Song, "Paralyzed"; Talks Upcoming Concept Album

Image Courtesy of Johnny BuzzerioTom DeLonge has debuted "Paralyzed," the newest song from his band Angels and Airwaves. "Paralyzed" is the first single off of The Dream Walker, the band's upcoming, fifth studio album, which is due in December.  The song is streaming now on the Rolling Stone website.  

"Lyrically, the song is about sleep paralysis," DeLonge tells Rolling Stone. "I think we needed something that would turn heads and ignite a fan base of post-hardcore punk-rock kids that might still be lingering there from my earlier years."

DeLonge wrote, recorded and produced The Dream Walker with Nine Inch Nails multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin.  One might call The Dream Walker a concept album, but it is more of a concept project. The record tells the story of fictional character, Poet Anderson, a Seattle orphan who learns how to control his dreams and nightmares. In addition to the actual album, the band will release an animated short film, a comic book series, novels and even a live-action feature film to tell Poet's tale.

DeLonge's label, To the Stars, will begin releasing the accompanying multimedia elements on October 31. They will continue to trickle out into 2015, which also marks Angels and Airwaves' ten-year anniversary.

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Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert Headlining 2015 Stagecoach Festival in California

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are among the stars playing Stagecoach Festival 2015 in Indio, CA April 24, 25 and 26. The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Sara Evans, and Frankie Ballard are among the other stars set to appear at Stagecoach.

Go to for the complete artist lineup and ticket information.

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Scotty McCreery Calls on Fans to Donate to Newton, CT Charity on His 21st Birthday

Image Courtesy Russ Harrington/UMGScotty McCreery celebrates his 21st birthday Thursday, but he doesn't want his fans to send him any presents or cards to mark the occasion. Instead, Scotty is calling on people to consider making a donation to the 12.14 Foundation. The organization was founded in the wake of the December, 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting to raise money for a multi-purpose performing arts and education center in Newtown, CT. The foundation hopes the facility will serve as "a beacon of hope and change."

Scotty is the National Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation and has visited families in Newtown several times since the shooting. He says, "Together we can support a great organization doing positive things in a town that is still recovering. Let’s help them reach their goal of building a state-of-the art performing arts and education center. That would be the best birthday gift I could receive.”

Fans looking to donate to the cause can visit

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Kelly Clarkson Shoots New Video, Gets Visit from Daughter on Set

Credit: Jeremy CowartHere's the good news:  Kelly Clarkson has posted a new photo of her daughter, River Rose.  Here's even better news: the photo was taken on the set of Kelly's new music video.

"River is visiting me on the set of my new music video shoot for Wrapped In Red!" Kelly captioned the photo, adding the hashtag "#babysfirstvideo."

"Wrapped in Red" is the title track of Kelly's holiday album, which she released last year.  It was one of several original tunes on the album, but was never officially released as a single.  Kelly performed it on her NBC Christmas special Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale.

An email to Kelly's record company requesting more information on the video went unanswered at press time.


River is visiting me on the set of my new music video shoot for Wrapped In Red! #babysfirstvideo

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Taylor Swift to Recreate "People" Magazine's Very First Cover Photo

ABC/ Lorenzo BevilaquaTaylor Swift has been tapped to help People magazine marked its 40th anniversary later this month. 

According to the New York Times, the singer will appear on the cover of the mag's anniversary issue, which hits newsstands in L.A. and Wednesday before it arrives in the rest of the country on Friday.  On the cover, Taylor will be re-creating the picture that appeared on the very first issue of People, back in March of 1974. 

That photo showed actress Mia Farrow as the character Daisy Buchanan, in what was then her latest movie, The Great Gatsby. Since both Farrow and Taylor are blonde and have similar-length hair in the photo, it won't be too much of a stretch to style Taylor to resemble her.

Speaking of style and magazines, Taylor also covers British Vogue.  In a behind-the-scenes video, she's seen telling photographer Mario Testino about how her short hair is "a big theme" on her new album, 1989.  She also says that the style inspiration for the album involves "playing with around with more kinda '80s and '90-inspired styles, mixing them with classic."

Taylor is also seen singing a snatch of "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)" in the video.  A remix of that song, which originally came out in 1975, became a hit in 1993.

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Billy Idol Announces 2015 North American Tour; Schedules NYC Appearances to Promote New Memoir

Image Courtesy of Michael MullerWith a new autobiography titled Dancing with Myself about to be published Tuesday, Billy Idol has announced plans for a North American tour leg that will visit theaters across the continent in early 2015.  The trek, which will support the punk-rock pioneer's upcoming studio album, Kings & Queens of the Underground, will get under way on January 21 in New Orleans and is plotted out through a February 18 show in Los Angeles.

Other major cities Idol will visit during the tour include Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Vancouver, Seattle, and Oakland.  Tickets for all of the U.S. shows except Denver will go on sale this Friday, while tickets for the Canadian concerts will be available starting a week later, on October 17.

The North American dates follow a previously announced fall European tour that kicks off November 5 in Birmingham, U.K.  Kings & Queens of the Underground, Idol's first album of original material since 2005's Devil's Playground, will be released on October 21.  Most of the 11-track album was produced by former Buggles/Yes singer Trevor Horn, although two of the songs were produced by Greg Kurstin, including lead single, "Can't Break Me Down."

Meanwhile, Idol has lined up a few events in New York City this week in conjunction with the arrival of Dancing with Myself.  Tuesday morning, he'll appear on NBC's Today show, and at noon ET the following day he'll visit the Barnes & Noble store on Fifth Avenue for a book-signing appearance.  Then on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, the singer will be interviewed and give a brief acoustic performance as part of the keynote event launching the 2014 CBGB Music and Film Festival.

Here are all of Idol's confirmed North American tour dates:

1/21 -- New Orleans, LA, House of Blues
1/22 -- Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
1/24 -- Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre
1/25 -- Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
1/28 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
1/31 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
2/3 -- Montreal, QC, Canada, Metropolis
2/4 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
2/7 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
2/9 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
2/12 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2/13 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
2/15 -- Oakland, CA, The Fox Theatre
2/18 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern

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Ciara Shows Off Post-Baby Body Via Instagram

Epic RecordsCiara has officially gotten her body back. After delivering her son, Future Zahir Wilburn, four months ago, she revealed that she's lost over 60 pounds since giving birth.

The singer posted a picture of her physique via Instagram, in which she poses in Calvin Klein underwear, black bra and a knit sweater.

"I feel so proud to say that 4 months after delivering a 9 lbs. 10 oz. baby, I can finally rock My Calvin's! #mycalvins," she wrote int he caption.

In another shot, Ci Ci glad shows off her toned abs in matching gray undergarments. "After Delivering My Son I Feel Like There's Nothing I Can't Do. I Feel Like I Can Conquer The World. #ANewMe #NewMusic. So Proud To Rock #mycalvins 60lbs later!!"

The singer previously revealed that she's working on sixth studio album, which will arrive later this year. So far, she's logged studio time with famed producer Dr. Luke and Grammy-winning hit songwriter Diane Warren for the upcoming album.

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Muse Returns to the Studio to Record New Album

Image Courtesy of Gavin BondOne does not simply create an Instagram account -- unless you're recording a new album.

Over the weekend, Muse created an account on the photo-sharing social network and proceeded to post pictures and videos of the band in a recording studio. The posts suggest that the British trio are recording their seventh studio album. They also more than suggest that the album will feature some "FAT bass distortion," given that one of the photo captions declares just that.

Other than those three Instagrams, no further details about the album, such as a release date, have been released. Muse's last record was 2012's Grammy-nominated 2nd Law, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.

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Psychedelic Rockers Blues Magoos Releasing First Album in More than 40 Years

Kayos ProductionsTalk about a flashback: Legendary New York psychedelic rock band The Blues Magoos are set to release Psychedelic Resurrection, their first new studio album in more than 40 years, on October 14.  The group currently features three members from its classic late-'60s lineup: frontman/keyboardist Ralph Scala, singer/guitarist Peppy Castro and drummer Geoff Daking.

The Blues Magoos are best known for their 1967 top 5 hit "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet," which appeared on their debut album, Psychedelic Lollipop.  That record also included the band's memorable cover of the John D. Loudermilk tune "Tobacco Road," which also was featured on the famous 1972 garage-rock compilation Nuggets.

Among the songs on Psychedelic Resurrection are the title track and an updated version of "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet."  Rounding out the Blues Magoos lineup are guitarist Mike Ciliberto and bassist Peter Stuart Kohlman.  The new album also includes cameos by the band's original bassist, Ronnie Gilbert, and lead guitarist Mike Esposito, who joined the group before the recording of Psychedelic Lollipop.

The Blues Magoos will play an album release party on October 16 at the Bowery Electric club in New York City, and are planning to follow that gig up with more shows.

"The Magoos have a well-rounded legacy and we appreciate the opportunity to perform again," says Scala.  "We play and sound good even after all the time in between."

Adds Daking, "After a lot of years with many commitments, we are all loose now to go back on the road.  It's a good feeling.  I love to travel anywhere."

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Adele Still Rolling in the Dough 

Cliff Lipson/CBSAdele hasn't released any new music since her "Skyfall" single in 2012, but her bank account doesn't seem to have been negatively affected by her lack of activity.

The U.K. paper The Sun reports that according to earnings reports from the singer's company, Melted Stone, Adele earned 54 million pounds in the 22 months leading up to December 31, 2013.  That's over 86 million dollars.  Of those earnings, reports The Sun, Adele paid herself a dividend of around eight million dollars, and a salary of about 4.6 million.

Adele's most recent album, 21, was released in the U.K. in January 2011, and one month later in the U.S.  It's the second-biggest selling album in British history, after The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  It's not clear when Adele's next album will be released.

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New Calvin Harris Album "Motion" to Feature Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, Big Sean and More

Columbia RecordsMotion, the new album from Scottish deejay/producer Calvin Harris, will be in stores November 4 and it features a slew of guest artists, among them Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, and Big Sean.

Others featured on the disc include Tinashe, HAIM and British vocalist John Newman, who sings on Calvin's current single, "Blame."  If you pre-order the disc today, you'll get "Blame" instantly, as well as the triple-platinum hit "Summer," and another track titled "Under Control."

Calvin, the world's highest-paid deejay, will headline the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend. You can view a live stream of the performance Sunday at 9:15 p.m. CT via Redbull TV.  He'll also be playing on and off throughout October at Las Vegas' Hakkasan club, and will ring in the New Year there as well.

Here's the track listing for Motion:

"Under Control" (w/ Alesso Feat. Hurts)
"Blame" (feat. John Newman)
"Love Now" (feat. All About She)
"Slow Acid"
"Outside" (feat. Ellie Goulding)
"It Was You" (w/ Firebeatz)
"Overdrive" (w/ Ummet Ozcan)
"Ecstacy" (feat. Hurts)
"Pray To God" (feat. Haim)
"Open Wide" (feat. Big Sean)
"Together" (feat. Gwen Stefani)
"Burnin" (w/ R3hab)
"Dollar Signs" (feat. Tinashe)

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Keyshia Cole Readies Five New Music Videos from "Point of No Return"

Image Courtesy Interscope RecordsTo celebrate the release of her album Point of No Return, Keyshia Cole has announced that she's releasing multiple videos from the CD.

The singer revealed Monday via Instagram that she'll appear on BET's 106 & Park to unveil her accompanying visuals. "Starting tonight! #5NewVideos will be aired! One new Video everyday! #ALLWEEK ?????? everyday????" she writes in the caption.

KC recently teased two 15-second clips for a song called "Heat of Passion," in which she's lounging in the Versace mansion in Miami before speeding off in convertible to confront her unfaithful lover.

"I helped direct all these videos! #HeatOfPassion," Keyshia wrote.

Point of No Return will be available Tuesday, October 7.

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Vevo Premieres Beyonce & Nicki Minaj Performing "Flawless (Remix)"

Robin Harper/Sony Music; Howard Huang/Universal MotownIn case you missed Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run HBO special, VEVO has premiered official video from Queen Bey's unexpected performance of her “Flawless (Remix)” with with Nicki Minaj.

"Can I do something new for y'all?" Beyonce asked the 80,000 fans in attendance at Paris’ Stade de France. She then introduced the rapper by her birth name, Onika, as Nicki walked out in a matching Versus Versace outfit.

The showcase marked the first time the pair have ever performed together.

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New Radiohead Song in "Inherent Vice" Actually Performed by Supergrass

Image Courtesy of Sebastian EdgeThat new Radiohead song that's in that new Paul Thomas Anderson film, Inherent Vice?  Turns out, it's not Radiohead at all.

Slate, which attended a screening of Inherent Vice on Saturday, reported that an instrumental song by Radiohead, titled "Spooks," is featured in the film and is listed in the credits.  Guitarist Johnny Greenwood contributed the scores to previous Anderson films There Will Be Blood and The Master, so the news wasn't surprising. However, in a Twitter reply to Pitchfork, Greenwood writes of "Spooks," "except it's really a half idea we never made work live. I rewrote it and got supergrass to play it. It's good, but not very [Radiohead]!"

Supergrass is a British rock band best known for their hit "Alright."

Inherent Vice, based on the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, opens in limited release in December before expanding nationwide the following month.

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Jack White Announces Shows at Madison Square Garden and Bridgestone Arena

Image Courtesy of Third Man RecordsJack White has announced two huge additions to his tour in support of his latest album, Lazaretto. The singer and guitarist will begin 2015 with headlining shows at the Bridgestone Arena in his adopted hometown of Nashville, TN January 28, and at New York City's Madison Square Garden on January 30.

If you're a subscriber to White's Vault subscription service, you'll be able to purchase tickets October 7 at 10 a.m. local time. General on sale will begin  October 10 at 12 p.m. local time. You can find ticket info on White's website.

Before he plays those shows, White will be playing the Madison Square Garden of daytime television, The Ellen Degeneres Show. He'll perform songs from Lazaretto on the October 9 show.

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Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett & More Salute Newest Inductees into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Josh Turner and Trisha Yearwood were among the stars honoring the newest inductees to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Sunday night in Music City. The organization held its 44th Anniversary Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction ceremony at the Music City Center, with Thomas Rhett performing a medley of inductee Paul Craft's compositions "Brother Jukebox" and "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life."

Tim McGraw performed "My Little Girl" in honor of new Hall of Fame member Tom Douglas. Brandy Clark sang inductee Gretchen Peters' "You Don't Even Know I Am" and "Independence Day," which were hits for Patty Loveless and Martina McBride, respectively. Trisha Yearwood also saluted Peters singing "On a Bus to St. Cloud," a single from Trisha's 1994 album, Thinkin' About You.

John Rich inducted John Anderson into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Josh Turner performed Anderson's signature song, "Swingin'."

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Drake Passes The Beatles on Billboard Hot 100 Chart 

Image Courtesy Eric McCandless/CBSDrake continues to dominate the charts. The rapper has officially surpassed The Beatles' entry record on Billboard’s Hot 100 with his remix to iLoveMakonnen’s “Tuesday.”

According to the publication, Drizzy's banger is currently at #90 on the chart, marking his 72nd Hot 100 entry. That now puts him in eighth place on the list of artists who have cracked the Hot 100, right above The Beatles, who have 71.  Drake's still got a way to go, however, to catch label mate Lil Wayne, who's entered the Hot 100 122 times

Drake seemed to acknowledge that there's still more work to be done via Instagram. He posts a screengrab of the story, with the caption, "Bigger fish to fry my G #SOUND," he wrote in the caption.

Drake's currently is working on his forthcoming album Views from the 6, arriving later this fall.

Here are the ten artists with the most Hot 100 entries:

1. Glee Cast -- 207
2. Elvis Presley -- 149
3. Lil Wayne -- 122
4. James Brown -- 91
5. Jay Z -- 82
6. Ray Charles -- 74
7. Aretha Franklin -- 73
8. Drake -- 72
9. The Beatles -- 71
10. Elton John -- 68

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett to Ring in 2015 in Las Vegas 

Credit: Steven KleinWhat are you doing New Year's Eve?  Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have made their plans, and would like you to join them.  The chart-topping duo will perform December 31, 2014 at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

The show will take place at the hotel's performance space, The Chelsea, and tickets start at $125.  The all-ages show begins at 9 p.m. ET.  VIP table reservations are also available, but you have to be 21 for that.

Las Vegas entertainment journalist Robin Leach reports that in addition to performing, Gaga and Bennett will do the countdown to midnight together for the crowd that night.

Cheek to Cheek, Gaga and Bennett's joint album of jazz duets, debuted at #1 last week.

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