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Wednesday
Jun292016

The Real Reason Iggy Azalea Called It Quits With Nick Young?

ABC/Fred LeeThe will they/won't they saga of Nick Young and Iggy Azalea's romance appears to have turned completely sour.

Life & Style reports that the real reason behind the termination of Young and Azalea's engagement is because Young's baby mama, Keonna Green, is pregnant with their second child! 

"Nick waited until Keonna was four months pregnant to tell Iggy the news," an insider told .  

Green allegedly told the magazine that the pregnancy was an accident with a "yes," followed by a "no comment."  

On June 27, Iggy retweeted a fan's video message coupled with the quote, "We are always here for you. #WeLoveYouIggy #LeaveIggyAlone." 

Also recently, Young was spotted on his Instagram account singing the words to Drake's song, "Redemption." 

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Searching for these words to say to you...

A video posted by Nick Young (@swaggyp1) on Jun 23, 2016 at 3:17pm PDT

 

Wednesday
Jun292016

Rihanna's Music Video for New Single, "Sledgehammer," Will Debut Exclusively in IMAX

Lester Cohen/Getty Images via ABCIf you love Rihanna and her new single, "Sledgehammer," then get ready -- the music video is coming to IMAX theaters Thursday!  

"#SLEDGEHAMMERVIDEO tomorrow! 1st ever #IMAX music video debut at 9AM EST," Rihannatweeted, along with a nearly thirty-second clip from the video.

The music video for "Sledgehammer" marks the first of its kind shot only with IMAX cameras. "I have been a fan of Star Trek since I was a little girl. Being able to be the first director to shoot a music video entirely with IMAX cameras and use this revolutionary technology to explore a different type of new territory was a dream come true," says director Director Floria Sigismondi

"Sledgehammer" was written for the Star Trek Beyond movie, set to debut in theaters July 22. 

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Take That, Taylor! Calvin Harris Parties with Ladies on a Private Yacht in Mexico

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCIt seems Calvin Harris is doing just fine since his breakup with Taylor Swift. While Taylor gallivants around Europe with her new beau Tom Hiddleston, Calvin is enjoying a Mexican getaway with a bunch of beautiful babes.

The DJ-producer posted some Snapchat photos of himself with the group of women on a private yacht in Cabo San Lucas. “I write songs,” he captioned it. His pick-up line, perhaps?

Calvin was traveling with his longtime friend Emil Nava, who directed the video for his Rihanna collab “This Is What You Came For.”

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Sheila E. Continues to Honor Prince with New Song, Music Video

Steve Grayson/WireImageFollowing her electrifying Prince tribute performance at this year's BET Music Awards, singer and percussionist Sheila E. has continued honoring the late music icon with a new song and accompanying music video. 

Titled "Girl Meets Boy," the ballad is a heartfelt homage to Prince. Both shared an intimate relationship as lovers, friends and creative partners.

Sheila E. posted the music video for "Girl Meets Boy" on her Twitter page, with the message, "From my heart, to you." 

In other news, Sheila E. is hosting a three-night "Glamorous Life Latin Cruise" from Miami, Florida to CocoCay and Nassau in the Bahamas. Set to depart February 2017, other special guests include actor George LopezDebi NovaOzomatli, and Sheila E's father and legendary percussionist, Pete Escovedo.  

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Jermaine Dupri to Partner with L.A. Reid for The Rap Game

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesSo So Def label owner Jermaine Dupri is partnering up with Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid to release new music for the Lifetime network reality series, The Rap Game. Dupri is a host on the show.

Both Dupri and Reid will come together to release music from the contestants during the show's second season, which will premiere July 22.

"LA and I have had the biggest hits together; we belong together again, to make magic with this collaboration!," says Dupri in a statement. 

The Rap Game highlights aspiring teen musical artists vying for a shot at stardom. Throughout their journey on the show, the young hopefuls will be mentored by music industry icons, such as Mariah CareyMonicaTimbaland and Snoop Dogg.  

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Kanye West + Adidas = Monumental Creative Partnership

BBC Worldwide/SHOWTIMEConsidered "the most significant partnership ever created between an athletic brand and a non-athlete," athletic brand Adidas has just announced a new creative union with Kanye West

The brand entity, called Adidas + KANYE WEST, will encompass footwear, apparel and accessories for all genders in need of streetwear or sportswear. 

Adidas CMO Eric Leidtke said of the partnership, "Kanye is a true creator who has the abilities to see things others don't.  With Adidas + KANYE WEST we are exploring new territories by opening up the sports world to Kanye's creativity. This is what adidas has always been about, empowering creators to create the new." 

Kanye added, "These past two years Adidas and YEEZY have given a glimpse into our future. This partnership illustrates that anyone with a dream can dream without limitations." 

West and Adidas have enjoyed past success with the rapper's many creative efforts produced with the German sporting goods brand. West's Adidas YEEZY line has produced some of the most sought-after shoes in footwear history. 

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Wednesday
Jun292016

John Mayer Says He’s “Single and Excited About the Future”

ABC/Randy HolmesJohn Mayer is single and ready to mingle. The singer dished on his romantic life -- or lack thereof -- on Watch What Happens Live Tuesday.

"I'm ready to roll,” he said of his relationship status. “I'm older and more mature than I've ever been. The stage is set, I’m excited for a meet cute at some point. So I’m single and I’m excited about the future.”

John’s most recent high-profile relationship was his on-again off-again romance with Katy Perry, which ended for good last year. Katy has since moved on with Orlando Bloom.

For now, John is just enjoying being able to spend more time with his friends. He even talked about hitting some gay clubs with WWHL host Andy Cohen.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith Jams with Street Musicians in London

Credit: Steve KerosChad Smith took a break from drumming with Red Hot Chili Peppers this week to jam with some busking musicians on the streets of London. You can watch footage of the Red Hot Street Buskers now on YouTube.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring Europe in support of their new album, The Getaway. The band will return to the U.S. next month to headline Lollapalooza in Chicago.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Slipknot's Corey Taylor Rocks a Neck Brace at First Show Back from Spinal Surgery

Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty ImagesSlipknot's tour with Marilyn Manson kicked off Tuesday night in Nashville. The trek was originally scheduled to begin three weeks ago, but it had to be delayed after Corey Taylor underwent unplanned spinal surgery. For his first show back from surgery, Taylor didn't need a throne, but he did wear a black neck brace.

You can view footage from Tuesday's show, and watch Taylor safely rock with a stabilized neck, now on YouTube.

Slipknot and Manson's tour, which features additional support from Of Mice & Men, will conclude August 27 in Austin, Texas.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Metallica Poses for Italian Luxury Menswear Brand's Ad Campaign

Credit: Ross HalfinHaving already conquered the world of music, Metallica has turned their attention to the world of high fashion. The legendary metal band stars in a new ad campaign from Brioni, an Italian luxury menswear brand.

The ads feature James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo wearing tuxedos while positioned in a way inspired by the cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" single. You can view photos from the campaign on Metallica's Facebook page.

"We are beyond thrilled to have been invited to be the face of Italian luxury menswear powerhouse Brioni as they kick off their first creative campaign under the direction of newly appointed creative director, über cool style star Justin O'Shea," Metallica says.

Metallica has been unusually involved with the fashion industry lately -- Ulrich was recently tapped to take photographs for a new fashion line starring his wife, Jessica Miller.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Maren Morris Wants to Take You on a Sunday Drive in Her "80's Mercedes"

Columbia NashvilleThis weekend, you’ll get the chance to know newcomer Maren Morris a little better. CBS News Sunday Morning will profile the “My Church” hitmaker, tracing her career from her beginnings in Texas through the gold-selling, top-ten success of her debut hit.

Maren has just released her second single, “80’s Mercedes,” from her debut album. Hero recently emerged atop the Billboard Country Albums chart, while also tallying an impressive number-five debut on the all-genre Billboard 200.

You can catch Maren July 3 on CBS News Sunday Morning, starting at 9 a.m. ET.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Keith Richards Starring in New UK TV Documentary About His Early Years

Credit: Mark SeligerThe Rolling Stones' Keith Richards will be featured reminiscing about growing up in post-World War II England in a new U.K. television documentary that will premiere in July. The 60-minute program, titled Keith Richards -- The Origin of the Species, was directed by award-winning filmmaker Julien Temple and is part of the BBC Two channel's My Generation season, celebrating the history of U.K. pop music.

The documentary will focus on Richards' life before The Rolling Stones, and will tie in his recollections with a look at how the conditions in the postwar U.K. led to the cultural changes exemplified by the 1960s music scene that included The Stones and The Beatles.

"There was a feeling late '50s/early '60s that there was a change coming," says Richards in the film. "I certainly felt that for my generation, what was happening and the feeling in the air was -- it's time to push limits. The world is ours now and you can rise or fall on it."

In a video preview of the flick, Richards recalls his childhood interest in airplanes, revealing that he used to enjoy putting together model airplanes and joking that he "liked the glue."

Temple says of Keith Richards -- The Origin of the Species, "This film sets out to explore how both [Richards] and the '60s in England came about."

Meanwhile, Richards is set to host a special TV programming block in September that will air on the BBC Four channel. Keith Richards' Lost Weekend will feature various films, programs and/or concert movies chosen by the guitar legend. Each show will include an introduction by Keith, in which he discusses why he picked the program.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock1996 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Patty Loveless scored her most recent Billboard number one that same year with this song. Can you name it? ANSWER:  "Lonely Too Long."

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Wednesday
Jun292016

What's the Number-One Most Popular Song Played at Weddings?

RCA RecordsNo wedding reception is complete without a spin of Kool & the Gang's classic "Celebration," but in a new survey of wedding DJs conducted by Billboard magazine, that song ranks right at the bottom of the most popular tunes played at weddings across the country.

Billboard asked wedding DJs in 13 different cities, including Las Vegas, New York, L.A. and Washington, D.C., for their lists of their most frequently played songs.  The publication then compiled a list of the 100 most popular tunes, and surprisingly, "Celebration" is #100.  So what's #1?  "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

The list includes nearly every musical genre, from classic rock, to country, to pop, to new wave, to Latin, to hip-hop.  The top 10 is a cross-section of eras and styles, and includes some surprisingly recent tunes.   Two songs you'd think would rank higher -- Pharrell's "Happy" and Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" -- came in at #15 and #16 respectively.

Here's the top 10:

10. Isley Brothers -- "Shout Part 1," a.k.a. "That song from Animal House"
9. Michael Jackson -- "Don't Stop til You Get Enough"
8. Journey -- Don't Stop Believin'"
7. Usher, Lil Jon & Ludacris -- "Yeah"
6. Earth, Wind & Fire -- "September"
5. Whitney Houston -- I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
4. Justin Timberlake -- "Can't Stop the Feeling!"
3. WALK THE MOON -- "Shut Up and Dance"
2. Taylor Swift -- "Shake It Off"
1. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars -- "Uptown Funk"

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Keith Urban: "I Grew Up Sippin' on Some Nasty Stuff!"

ABC/Image Group LAEven though Keith Urban’s latest number one, “Wasted Time,” contains the line “sippin’ on the Lokos,” he confesses he had to Google exactly what that is, after one of his co-writers introduced him to his teen drink of choice growing up in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

While Keith may not have had Lokos, he confesses there was an Australian equivalent.

“I didn't grow up sippin' on Lokos, but I grew up sippin' on some nasty stuff! We had UDL, which stood for United Distilleries Limited, and it was a prepackaged mix of bourbon and cola -- cola wanna-be and bourbon wanna-be -- jammed into a can. And you could get vodka and something else. And it was like the worst -- awful, just awful, but it was cheap and it would do the trick. Lokos sang better than UDL!” Keith laughs.  

"Wasted Time" is the 21st number one of the Ripcord singer's career.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Graham Nash Hosting Rock Documentary Marathon on the HDNet Movies Channel in July

Credit: Amy GranthamGraham Nash will serve as host of a special multi-day rock-themed movie marathon on the HDNet Movies channel that will kick off on Saturday, July 9, and run through Sunday, July 17.

"Graham Nash Presents 9 Days of Rock Docs" will feature the folk-rock legend sharing stories about and insights into the various artists featured in each film, including Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Prince, Rush and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The marathon will include 13 documentaries, several of which will be getting their TV premieres. Among them are The Allman Brothers Band: After the Crash, which focuses on the group's career after the death of founding lead guitarist Duane Allman; Rush: The Rise of Kings, about the Canadian prog-rock trio's path to stardom; Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review, which delves into the first decade of the guitar legend's solo career; Van Morrison: Another Glorious Decade, a documentary about the lauded Northern Irish artist's music from 1977 to 1987; and Bob Dylan: In & Out of the Folk Revival, which takes a look at the influential singer/songwriter's emergence as a folk icon.

"Graham Nash Presents 9 Days of Rock Docs" will feature two films screened during primetime each night from July 9 through July 16, and culminating with an all-day nine movie marathon on July 17.

In conjunction with the film series, HDNet Movies has launched an online contest offering fans the opportunity to win an electric guitar autographed by Nash. To enter, visit HDNetMovies.com and choose an image of one of the rock documentaries being shown on the channel to make as your Facebook cover photo.

HDNet Movies is the sister channel of AXS TV.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Aaron Neville Has a New "Stompin' Ground"

Scott Dudelson/WireImageR&B singer Aaron Neville premiered his new track called "Stompin' Ground." 

Laden with horns and spotlighting the smooth vocals of Neville, the head-swinging jam will appear on the Grammy Award winner's new album, ApacheApache which will be released on July 15 through Tell It Records and Kobalt Label Services.   

Neville is set to go on tour in America this July into December.  

Here are the full list of dates to watch and hear Neville in action:  

7/14-15 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery
7/22-23 -- Atlanta, GA, City Winery
8/4 -- New York, NY, Apollo Theater, 75th Birthday Concert Celebrating 50th Anniversary of “Tell It Like It Is” 
8/6 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Golden Nugget
9/16 -- Cincinnati, OH, Live at Ludlow Garage
9/23 -- Durham, NC, Baldwin Auditorium  
9/24 -- Wilmington, NC, CFCC Fine Arts Center
10/7 -- Brownfield, ME, Stone Mountain Arts
10/8 -- Lincolnville, ME, Cellardoor Winery
10/22 -- Reno, NV, MontBleu Resort & Casino 
11/11 -- Austin, TX, Paramount Theatre
12/3 -- Bossier City, LA, Margaritaville Resort & Casino
12/9 -- Baton Rouge, LA, L’Auberge Casino
12/10 -- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Lewis Family Playhouse
12/11 -- Orange, CA, Musco Center
12/13 -- Redding, CA, Cascade Theatre
12/15-16 -- San Francisco, CA, SFJazz Center
12/17 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center 

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Wednesday
Jun292016

'N SYNC, John Legend & More to Get Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kevin Mazur/WireImage for MTV'N SYNC, get ready for people to walk all over you.  The top-selling boy band -- Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez -- is just one of the musical acts who'll be receiving their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

Along with 'NSYNC, another famous boy band, New Edition, will get a star, as well John Legend, rap legend Ice Cube, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Hall & Oates and the late Latina singer Selena, who was murdered by her former employee in 1995.  Jennifer Lopez portrayed Selena in a 1997 biopic, and Selena Gomez was named after her.

Exact dates for the Walk of Fame ceremonies have not yet been scheduled.  After a celebrity has been selected to receive a star, they have two years to schedule their appearance in Hollywood to attend the ceremony.

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Rivers Cuomo to Guest on "Brave Enough," New Album from Violinist Lindsey Stirling

ABC/Randy HolmesRivers Cuomo will collaborate with electric violinist Lindsey Stirling on her new album, Brave Enough. The Weezer frontman guests on a track called "Don't Let this Feeling Fade."

Brave Enough also includes contributions from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, who's featured on the song "Something Wild," and Robert DeLong, who produces the track "Prism."

Stirling previously collaborated with Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale on the song "Shatter Me," which appears on the violinist's sophomore album of the same name.

Brave Enough will be released August 19. Here's the track list:

"Lost Girls"
"Brave Enough" (ft. Christina Perri)
"The Arena"
"The Phoenix"
"Where Do We Go" (ft. Carah Faye)
"Those Days" (ft. Dan + Shay)
"Prism"
"Hold My Heart" (ft. ZZ Ward)
"Mirage" (ft. Raja Kumari)
"Don’t Let This Feeling Fade" (ft. Rivers Cuomo & Lecrae)
"First Light"
"Love's Just a Feeling" (ft. Rooty)
"Something Wild" (ft. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness)
"Gavi's Song"

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Wednesday
Jun292016

Paul Simon Says He's Mulling Retirement

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of FamePaul Simon is one of the most prolific songwriters and performers of his generation and at 74 he's still making new music. His most recent album, Stranger to Stranger, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 earlier this month, the highest debut of any solo album of his career.  But, Simon tells The New York Times, he may be "coming towards the end."

"Showbiz doesn't hold any interest for me," Simon tells the paper. "None."

Simon is gearing for the final shows of his current North American tour in Queens, New York, this week, where his career with Simon & Garfunkel began.

"It's an act of courage to let go," Simon says. "I am going to see what happens if I let go.  Then I'm going to see, who am I? Or am I just this person that was defined by what I did?"

Simon explained that he struggles to write songs but suddenly finds himself thunderstruck by breakthroughs.  "I was 21, maybe 22, when I wrote 'The Sound of Silence,' which seems to me like quite a big jump from where I was before that," he says. "I thought the same thing when I wrote 'Bridge over Troubled Water' -- whoa, that song is better than what I've been doing."

But he says the moments that lead to those breakthroughs don't happen very often.

So will he actually retire after his European tour this fall?  He's not saying definitively yes or no, but, he tells the Times, "I don't have any fear of it."

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