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Jordin Sparks & Idina Menzel Join Charli XCX & FOB for Tonight’s "VH1 Super Bowl Blitz"

Courtesy VH1Jordin Sparks and Idina Menzel have joined the lineup of VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops, which will air tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Nick Lachey, the concert will feature headline performances by Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX.  Arizona native and football fanatic Jordin will

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Hozier Rocks Out with Ariana Grande’s "Problem" on British Radio

Alex LakeThe music of Hozier and Ariana Grande couldn’t be more different, and that’s why it’s so much fun to hear the Irish singer/songwriter put his own spin on the pop diva’s smash hit “Problem.” Hozier covered Ariana’s hit for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge program, which features artists doing cover versions of other artists’

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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Rihanna’s New Video with Kanye West & Paul McCartney

Westbury Road Entertainment/Roc Nation RecordsRihanna has debuted a behind-the-scenes look at at the upcoming video for “FourFiveSeconds,” her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. In the video, we don’t hear from Paul or Kanye; they just walk around, and Paul strums a guitar.  But speaking directly to the camera, a nearly make-up free Rihanna,

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Christina Aguilera Collaborating with Pharrell on Next Album

Brian Bowen Smith/NBCThose Voice coaches stick together. We know Pharrell Williams collaborated with his season seven The Voice co-star Gwen Stefani, but now he’s teaming up with Voice veteran Christina Aguilera. Christina tells Extra TV that Pharrell is helping her realize her vision for her next album. “During my pregnancy, I had a meeting with

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J. Lo Selling L.A. Mansion for $17 Million

Matthias Vriens-McGrath/FOXAnyone in the market for a $17 million Hidden Hills, California mansion? Jennifer Lopez just put her nine-bedroom property up for sale, according to Variety. Records show J.Lo and her third ex-husband Marc Anthony paid $8.2 million for the 17,129-square foot property in late 2010. The main house has an unassuming brick facade, but

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Sia Reveals She’ll Perform on Grammy Awards

RCA RecordsNow we know there will be at least one completely strange and unexpected performance on this year’s Grammy Awards telecast. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Sia revealed she’ll be taking the stage February 8 for the 57th annual Grammys.  Since the Australian singer/songwriter never shows her face publicly, her performance will no

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Sam Smith Reveals How He Stays "Normal"

Theo Wenner for Rolling StoneIn the past year, Sam Smith has managed to hit career highlights that some artists who’ve been around for 20 years have yet to do: he’s appeared on Saturday Night Live, graced the cover of Rolling Stone, sold out Madison Square Garden, duetted with Mary J. Blige, partied with Taylor Swift

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Katy Perry Talks Relationships, Taylor Swift "Feud" & More in "Billboard" Super Bowl Cover Story

Miller Mobley for BillboardOn the eve of her Super Bowl halftime performance, Katy Perry graces the cover of the new issue of Billboard magazine.  Inside, she talks about the Super Bowl gig, as well as her alleged “feud” with Taylor Swift and the status of her love life. There have been plenty of rumors that

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T.I. Weighs In on Iggy Azalea’s Steven Madden Beef

ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Azalea seems to have no problem venting her frustrations via social media. Following beefs with Snoop Dog and Azalea Banks, the rapper has called out designer Steve Madden for releasing unauthorized modeling images for their latest shoe collaboration. Although she’s since apologized via Instagram, her mentor T.I. feels the rap rookie is handling

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Taylor Swift Gushes About Sam Smith to "Rolling Stone": "I Had This Feeling We’ll Be Friends for Life"

Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCPSam Smith graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, but the publication also contacted his pal Taylor Swift to get her thoughts on why he and his music have taken the world by storm.  She knows what she’s talking about, because she realized a year ago that he was a potential

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New Promo Teases "Epic" Season of "The Voice"

Courtesy NBCIf the new promo is any indication, season eight of The Voice is going to be epic. The commercial for the new season, set to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday, shows the four judges arriving for a gritty, underground cage battle, clearly inspired by the 1985 action movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

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Shakira and Partner Welcome Second Son, Sasha

worldbabyshower.org/Jaume de la IguanaShakira is a mother for the second time.  The singer confirmed on her website that she and her partner, soccer star Gerard Piqué, have welcomed their second child, a boy. “We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at

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Hozier “Never Thought” Radio Stations Would Play His Music

Alex LakeHozier’s “Take Me to Church” is being worshipped around the globe. It hit number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, gained admiration from famous fans like Taylor Swift and Adele, landed the Irish singer gigs on Saturday Night Live and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and nabbed him a Grammy nomination for Song

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"American Idol" Recap: Four Teens Head to Hollywood

FOXAmerican Idol‘s auditions concluded Thursday night with tryouts in San Francisco. Seven contestants, including four teenagers, advanced to the next round of the competition on Thursday’s show, bringing the total number of contestants going to Hollywood to over 200. Back behind the judges’ table were Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. During the

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Backstreet Boys’ New Documentary Shows the Guys at Their "Most Vulnerable"

Francesca FoleyThe Backstreet Boys give fans a behind-the-scenes look at their band in a new documentary, out Friday in theaters and on video-on-demand platforms. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson were filmed over two years for Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, opening up their personal and professional

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One Direction Working with Rapper Juicy J?

Jeff Daly./NBCA future One Direction tune might involve some rap. Rapper Juicy J posted an Instagram photo Thursday that seems to suggest he’s working with the boy band. In the photo, One Direction member Liam Payne is sitting with Juicy J in what appears to be a studio. “We working!” the rapper captioned the pic.

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Fun.’s Nate Ruess Featured on Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s New Album

Monty Brinton/CBSFun.’s Nate Ruess collaborated with Pink on the song “Just Give Me a Reason” in 2013, and it became a massive number-one hit. Now, the indie pop group’s lead vocalist has teamed up with a legendary rock-and-roll hall of famer. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson personally invited Nate to record with him on his

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Katy Perry Says Playing Super Bowl Will Be a "Spiritual Experience" for Her, Reveals She Texted Bruno Mars for Advice

Kevin Mazur/WireImageThe only religious experience most people have at football games is when they pray that their team will win.  But Katy Perry says the prospect of sharing her music with millions during the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday is so profound, it borders on the spiritual. At a Thursday press conference, Katy revealed

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Idina Menzel Doesn’t Mind You Betting on Her Super Bowl Anthem Performance

Rob Carr/Getty ImagesIdina Menzel knows that in addition to betting on who wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, people are also placing fun bets — so-called “prop bets” — on things like how long it’ll take her to sing the national anthem or if she’ll forget the words.  And she’s fine with that — in fact, she’s

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Katy Perry Teases Lions, Sharks, Surprise Female Guest for Halftime Show, Wants to Make 100 Million People "Smile in Unison"

Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesKaty Perry‘s Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday will feature wild animals, plenty of costume changes and a surprise female guest, she told reporters at a press conference on Thursday in Phoenix.  She also hopes to leave ‘em smiling when she’s done. “I think I’m gonna play on my strengths, which I think

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