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 his Magna Carter Holy Grail days without the …

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The Bey-bies have arrived

June 19, 2017

… Songwriters Hall of Fame. If the initial reports turn out to be true, it’ll be the second major announcement Beyonce has made on a Saturday nighther game-changing concept album Lemonade also dropped on a Saturday night. Members of Beyonce’s infamous online fanbase, The Bey Hive, remained skeptical on Twitter. More than a few were waiting for confirmation from Beyonce herself, with others positing that the twins were actually born weeks ago. The twins ain’t here until BEYONC …

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 18, 2017

… Perry is staging that struggle before millions of people. The resulting spectacle isn’t about what’s righteous. Perry’s gestures of solidarity instead seem all too often about her spiritual crisis of piecing together her own fragmented identity. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry’s new songs have been pretty terrible, and that’s a problem When she spent last weekend live streaming her life for 96 hours to promote her new album Witness, a tearful session with a therapist …

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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 award shows. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry chooses to rank her sexual …

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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 sexual prowess to James Corden to avoid eating what …

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Justin Bieber’s Instagram finally reflects how bizarre it is to be Justin Bieber

June 11, 2017

… Grammy opened the door for Purpose, an ambitious album that carved out a new place for him in the pop world. Kanye loved it. That the album’s catchiest song is named “Sorry” seemed like kismet Bieber was in a constant cycle of screwing up, apologizing, and reminding us why he’s a superstar all over again. After the album came out, Bieber was struggling. His actions ranged from bizarre (wandering barefoot through the streets of Boston) to troubling (yes, he continued …

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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 a fan (a literal fan) as she and her co-stars overheat …

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What we know about the potential new Jay Z album so far

June 9, 2017

Specifically, ads bearing a simple 4:44 in black text against a pink background cropped up on Complex.com,, and Hypebeast. The ads also appeared in New York City subway stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Los Angeles, and even New Zealand. Jay Z is rumoured to be releasing an album titled "4:44" pic.twitter.com/Bkc2jG7oy0 — Plug Society (@ThePlugSociety) June 6, 2017 4:44 billboards have now been spotted in New Zealand. This is a worldwide campaign. Where have you seen …

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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 connection. “Can I get a witness?” she pleads. Feeling like the …

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When Is Selena Gomez Dropping A New Album? Here’s Everything We Know

June 7, 2017

Selena, girl, where you at? Selena Gomezrecently brought her latest hit into all of our lives and we are HUNGRY. FOR. MORE. The single dropped at midnight on Wednesday, May 17, and has been soaring on Spotify ever since. Now, fans are left wondering, When is the next album? and, Is she writing music as we speak? and, Selena, do you use a deep conditioner? Asking for a friend. The star had a series of annual album releases between 2013 and 2015 respectively, with , and coming out in rapid …

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

June 2, 2017

… perfect places, anyway?” SEE ALSO: Lorde surprises lucky NYC cashier with free concert tickets Lorde will play Governors Ball music festival in New York City this weekend. Her sophomore album, Melodrama, is out June 16. WATCH: Capture perfect Insta-worthy underwater selfies with this bionic fish More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEmail Tools – The 4-in-1 Email Tool Suite Timer, Video, Survey, and Personalized Email Images for your email marketing. Email Tool …

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

May 29, 2017

… Images Cornell had spoken openly of his drug and alcohol addiction in the past, as well as periods of depression and agoraphobia. In an emotional open letter published by Billboard this week, she said she was sorry she was not with her husband the night he died. After Soundgarden broke up in 1997, Cornell in 2001 joined members of Rage Against The Machine to form Audioslave, which released an acclaimed self-titled album. Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and the band embarked on its latest tour …

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

… actress plays the late rock legend in the Ziggy Stardust-era persona. And the results are astonishing: Image: starz Compare it with this Bowie pic: English model Twiggy poses with David Bowie in Paris for the cover of his ‘Pin Ups’ album, 1973. Image: Getty Images Here’s a sneak peek, where you can see Anderson/New Media in action while she confronts Technical Boy and give him hints on how to enhance his image with the New Gods: Perfection. WATCH: Scuba dive …

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, Bad Blood. When Bad Blood first debuted on Swifts album 1989, it was immediately clear that the aural F-you was …

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

… family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions,” Pasich said. Cornell began his career in the Seattle rock scene. In 1984, he formed the band Soundgarden, which was influential in the grunge-rock movement of the early 1990s. The group hit its commercial peak in 1994 with its breakout album, “Superunknown,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award for best rock album. A hit song from …

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

… album sales last month, she probably wasnt expecting the rapper to immediately clap back with a vivid portrait of her explosive ass implants. As Remy astutely notes in ShETHERyes, next to the slut-shaming and past the unnecessary ass digs, theres some pretty smart stuff in hereNicki hasnt exactly been picking on girls her own size. From Miley Cyrus to Taylor Swift, Minaj is essentially on a beef-lite diet, starting feuds she knows she can win with women she easily outranks. Remy, on the other …

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

… ambition has returned to the art of the music video and that ambition merits being taken seriouslysomething the award show, which has undeniably lost its way over the last 15 years, needs to do once again. Part of this evolution may have been spurred by the Billboard Hot 100s decision to count YouTube plays in its chart algorithm. Part of this may be owed to a decline in album sales and radio influence, and the necessity of event music videos to bring attention to singles. And part of it may …

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 she had to pick which she preferred in each round). Before the game …

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 famous man of mystery tells you …

May 17, 2017
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