Ed Sheeran explains the reason he’s quitting Twitter

July 6, 2017

Ed Sheeran is fed up with Twitter trolls ruining his day.Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock If you’re wondering why Ed Sheeran isn’t particularly active on Twitter the majority of his recent posts have been links to Instagram, and he doesn’t post a whole lot else there’s a reason for that. From the sounds of it, Sheeran is pretty much done with the little blue bird altogether. SEE ALSO: Twitter responds to Ed Sheeran’s…

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JAY-Z’s mother just came out musically on a beautiful track on his new album

July 3, 2017

The lyrics are moving.Image: Angela Pham/BFA/REX/Shutterstock In case you haven’t heard yet, JAY-Z is seriously opening up on his new album, 4:44. He seems to cover everything, from his former friendship with Kanye West, to his relationship with Beyonc. But the album wouldn’t be complete without a shoutout to his mom, and one track in particular sees her share some personal news. SEE ALSO: JAY-Z’s much-anticipated new album ‘4:44’ is…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda pairs up with The Roots to freestyle in new video

July 3, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking his shot with a new #Ham4Ham video, which involves some well-known faces and lots of freestyling. #Ham4Ham shows were a special part of the daily lottery system set up for people to score highly coveted tickets to Hamilton: An American Musical. Miranda and special guests used to do the performances pretty regularly, but there hasn’t been a video in awhile until now. SEE ALSO: Lin Manuel-Miranda’s…

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Do the lyrics of Jay-Z’s new album respond to Beyoncs ‘Lemonade’?

July 3, 2017

Bey & Jay 1.0Image: francis specker/CBS via Getty Images Jay-Z’s much anticipated 10-track album, 4:44, has just been released on Tidal and people are already dissecting the lyrics, finding ‘confirmation’ that he cheated on Beyonce. “I promised I cried I couldn’t hold. I suck at love, I need a do-over.” -Jay (4:44) “I made you cry when I walked away.” -Bey (Sandcastles) pic.twitter.com/00B4BS9e59 . (@beyupdates_) June 30, 2017 “And you…

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There’s no way to defend Chance The Rapper pressuring MTV News to remove a story

July 3, 2017

Chance The Rapper at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 10, 2017.Image: Michael Hurcomb/REX/Shutterstock Damnit, Chance. Chance the Rapper’s long been known as a rap iconoclast, with a persona largely centered around humility. He’s a rapper with a bashful embrace of fame, but bars he can’t help being famous for. He raps about his relationship with God, about the grit of Chicago’s South Side violence, and the bores of…

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Notorious B.I.G.’s mom calls Kendall and Kylie’s T-shirt line ‘exploitation’

July 1, 2017

A lot of people are extremely unhappy and offended by Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s new line of t-shirts, featuring their faces and initials plastered over the album covers of iconic, largely dead, musicians. Those among the offended is Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Volleta Wallace. The famous sisters featured her son’s face on one of their, now pulled, shirts. Girls, you havent earned the right to put your face with musical icons….

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Jamie Foxx’s impression of a young Kanye West is pretty spot-on

June 27, 2017

In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Jamie Foxx described his first encounter with Kanye West during the rapper’s backpack days. Foxx explained that while at a house party, West showed up. Naturally, Foxx made him performand it went extremely well. West then asked Foxx to sing the hook on a song that later turned out to be the Grammy-nominated “Slow Jamz,” West’s 2004 hit off of his debut…

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Jay Z is going by something other than Jay Z now

June 20, 2017

Image: kevin mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation Apparently fatherhood will change you. That, and the announcement of a new album. In preparation of his upcoming visual project 4:44, Shawn Carter aka Hov aka Beyonc’s husband aka JAY-Z has officially made a name change. SEE ALSO: Jay Z calls out bail bond industry in Father’s Day column That’s right, the hyphen is back. It’s officially been re-added to his name, following…

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The Bey-bies have arrived

June 19, 2017

Image: Kalaidjian/BFA/REX/Shutterstock The queen of the Bey-hive is now officially a mother of three, according to the Daily News and Us Weekly. Us Weekly cited multiple sources for the news but included no other details. The couple are already parents to Blue Ivy, age 5. SEE ALSO: Ok, so what’s the deal with Beyonc’s twins? A ranking of the rumors. And it’s quite the Father’s Day for Jay-Z, who earlier…

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 18, 2017

Katy Perry wants to fight the good fight. She'll have to learn how first.Image: Picturematt/REX/Shutterstock In Katy Perry’s haphazard and controversial rebranding as a woke pop star, she seems ready to admit she’s often out of her depth. These days only three words now comprise her Twitter bio: “i know nothing.” It’s a refreshing dose of humility from a celebrity who seems constantly torn between her good intentions and ego….

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Katy Perry on how Lady Gaga comforted her after Hillary lost the election

June 16, 2017

Image: Amanda Edwards/WireImage Who would have thought that even after an endless press tour in support of her fifth album Witness, there’s still a bit more to learn about the pop star Katy Perry. In a New York Times profile written by Caryn Ganz, Perry opens up about a lot of things she didn’t get to during her four-day livestreaming experimentincluding Hillary Clinton’s loss, sexuality, and the false nature of…

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Katy Perry’s livestream isn’t over yet, but we’re over it

June 13, 2017

A face I have been watching for 72 hoursImage: neilson barnard/Getty Images Did you watch Katy Perry cry this weekend? If you’ve tuned into her livestream, you might have. It’s part gameshow, part wellness bootcamp, and certainly unlike any other album rollout for a major pop star. Perry apologized to Taylor Swift. She did yoga with Jesse Tyler Ferguson. She addressed her cyclical cultural appropriation. She ranked her famous exes…

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Katy Perry is livestreaming her entire album release weekend

June 10, 2017

What’s going on with Katy Perry? Well, it’s just a click away. Perry is livestreaming her entire weekend to celebrate the release of her new album, Witness, and it’s basically a new age Celebrity Big Brother. “How old would you be if you did’t know how old you are?” Perry asks Jesse Tyler Ferguson, an acquaintance, who joins her yoga session. “That’s how old your soul is.” She begs for…

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Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ is a bleak crusade for intimacy in the digital age

June 7, 2017

Email my heart? Imagine your terror of tweeting a joke that doesn’t quite land or even a careless typo. Multiply that pressure millions of times, and you’re in Katy Perry’s social media hell, where the weirdly defensive Witness was born. The album plays out like the “Can you hear me now?” Verizon commercials a meme before we knew to call it that as Perry wanders aimlessly in search of a…

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Listen to Lorde’s latest single, ‘Perfect Places’

June 2, 2017

Image: Andre Csillag/REX/Shutterstock Lorde’s latest single, “Perfect Places,” is a good reminder to soak in the scene wherever you are right now and find your rhythm. It starts out reminiscent of Pure Heroine, with a minimalist digital beat before a rush of textures fill in the landscape. She’s excavating small moments to find big feelings, but now that she’s a little older, she knows she’s not always going to like…

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Brad Pitt, Courtney Love Among Mourners At Chris Cornell’s Funeral

May 29, 2017

Cornell, 52, was found dead in his hotel in Detroit last week hours after his band played a concert in the city. The Detroit Medical Examiners Office determined he had committed suicide by hanging himself. ROBYN BECK via Getty Images Actor Jeremy Renner attends the funeral and memorial service for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, May 26, 2017 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. ROBYN BECK via Getty Images…

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Gillian Anderson impersonates this late rock legend for ‘American Gods’

Gillian Anderson is one of the most charismatic, magnetic, talented actresses around so it feels just right that she would impersonate David Bowie. SEE ALSO: ‘American Gods’ is blessed with a Season 2 renewal after two episodes Anderson stars as the New Media God on American Gods, a powerful entity which “assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively and is often personified by iconic celebrities,” according to Starz….

May 27, 2017
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Taylor Swifts Bad Blood Hypocrisy: An Anthem Fit for Regina George

Sunday nights VMAs promise to be chock full of delightful surprises. Who will wear a dress made entirely of zippers? Which Teen Wolf will be spotted pawing at which Disney starlet? Are we old? And is Harry Styles even coming? But one thing is for sure: Taylor Swift, who is nominated for nine Moonmen, is sure to take home at least one award for her Katy Perry power pop fatwa,…

May 22, 2017
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Chris Cornell funeral to be held May 26 in LA, sources say

(CNN)Chris Cornell, the lead singer for Soundgarden, will be laid to rest on May 26 in Los Angeles, two people with knowledge of the plans told CNN Saturday. Cornell’s body will be flown from Michigan to Los Angeles on Sunday, and Cornell will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the sources said. One of the sources told CNN, “The family is thinking about a (public) memorial for fans, but…

May 21, 2017
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Nicki Minaj Finally Comes for Remy Ma, With Help from Drake and Lil Wayne

In the hip-hop world, not all beef is created equal. There are gradations of drama, with bad blood ranging from a nasty tweet to a decade-long turf war between two feuding labels. And when it comes to the art of the diss track, theres a difference between coming for someone directly and shading the hell out of them (if you dont know what shade is, take two hours to watch…

May 21, 2017
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The Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud Just Saved the VMAs

And here everyone was saying the VMAs were irrelevant Its been years since MTV has regularly played music videosthe medium it built its brand and its popularity onand its been years of mockery when the network unveils its annual list of Video Music Award nominations. As the award show evolved into a trolling pop spectacle with waning cultural influence and shrinking viewership numbers, the cultural grand jury made its ruling:…

May 21, 2017
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Ellen completely forgets Katy Perry was once married, awkwardness ensues

Katy Perry may be single at the moment, but do you remember her two-year marriage to Russell Brand back in 2010? Ellen clearly doesn’t. SEE ALSO: Ellen has the best reaction to 5-year-old’s unexpected Trump burn Perry appeared on her show on Tuesday to promote her new album, and the two played a game called “Will You Perry Me?” (basically Perry was shown a sequence of male celebrities side-by-side, and…

May 18, 2017
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One thing is certain: Harry Styles loves giving vague answers

Oh, tell me something I don't already knowImage: mike coppola/Getty Images Harry Styles is a handsome cloud of a boy softly slipping through the ether. Heralded as mysterious and “enigmatic,” Styles is, indeed, difficult to read. That’s why he’s the perfect white sheet billowing in the wind to project your fantasies on. His debut album, Harry Styles, emphasizes the need for direct, honest communication and, in its quietest moments, the…

May 17, 2017
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