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Charli XCX Wants to Sell Feminine Hygiene Products on Tour

Bella Howard/Atlantic RecordsCharli XCX is obviously not shy. In her new cover story in Complex magazine, she discusses how, when she goes on tour, she’d like to sell feminine hygiene products along with the usual array of t-shirts and posters. “I’m kind of obsessed with [my period] right now,” Charli tells the magazine. “Periods are

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Ariana Grande’s Mom Wouldn’t Let Her Record Song She Wrote at 14: Too Sexual, Said Mom

Tesh/Marie ClaireAriana Grande seems a lot younger than she actually is — she’s 21, for the record — but she’s actually wise beyond her years.  Maybe a little too wise.  In the new issue of Marie Claire magazine, the singer says she wrote a song when she was 14 that her mom wouldn’t let her

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Whitney Houston Live Album Arriving This Fall

PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsWhitney Houston’s fans will soon be able to purchase the late singer’s first-ever live album, titled Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances. Almost three years after the singer’s death, Legacy Recordings has announced the posthumous release which will include 16 live songs on CD and 18 performances on DVD.  The albums will assemble performances from events and TV appearances

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Robin Thicke Admits Drug Abuse, Says He Didn’t Co-Write "Blurred Lines"

Image courtesy ABC/Kelsey McNealRemember last year, when Robin Thicke and Marvin Gaye‘s family got involved in a legal dispute over whether or not Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” borrows from Gaye’s hit song, “Got to Give It Up?”  Both Thicke and co-writer Pharrell Williams gave testimony about it during depositions in Los Angeles federal court — testimony

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Taylor Swift Gushes over Bethany Mota’s "Dancing with the Stars" Performance

ABC/Adam TaylorMonday night on the season premiere of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, YouTube star Bethany Mota danced with pro Derek Hough to Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off.”  And Taylor was just a tiny bit excited over it. Posting a video of the performance on Twitter, Taylor gushed, “Oh my God, LOVE HER, oh

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Katy Perry Leads MTV EMA Nominations with Seven; Ariana Grande Has Six

Photo Credit: Jake Bailey It hasn’t even been a month since the MTV VMAs happened, but it’s already time for the MTV EMAs — the European Music Awards.  The nominees have now been revealed, and Katy Perry leads all comers with seven nods. Katy, who’s hosted the MTV EMA ceremony twice and has won four

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Icona Pop to Headline REVERB Campus Consciousness Tour

Fredrik EtoallSwedish duo Icona Pop will headline this year’s REVERB Campus Consciousness tour, which supports environmental efforts at colleges across the country. This year’s tour will also support female student leaders. During the tour, before each night’s show, five female leaders and their friends from each campus will be invited to join a panel discussion

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Colbie Caillat, fun.’s Jack Antonoff Encourage Students to Support Music Ed. Through the Grammy Foundation

Andrew Southam/Republic RecordsColbie Caillat and fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, as well as Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker, are serving as ambassadors for the Grammy Foundation’s new initiative with Jostens, the yearbook and class-ring company. Through the partnership, students can opt to have a music icon placed on their yearbooks and class rings with

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Angry Rihanna to CBS: "[BLEEP] You" for Pulling Song from "Thursday Night Sports"

Credit: Ellen Von UnwerthRihanna is not pleased about the fact that CBS Sports last week didn’t use her song “Run This Town” to kick off Thursday Night Football — and she now appears to be threatening to stop them from using it this week. She tweeted, “CBS you pulled my song last week, now you

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Train, Still Rolling After 20 Years, Releases New Album "Bulletproof Picasso"

Columbia RecordsTrain‘s new album Bulletproof Picasso is in stores today, and considering that 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s existence, lead singer Pat Monahan says the album’s unusual title is an apt description of their staying power. “The whole album is stories of venturing from a small town to San Francisco,” Pat tells

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Adam Lambert Filling In for Keith Urban as "American Idol" Judge at NY Auditions

Lee Cherry/RCA RecordsAmerican Idol is bringing back a former contestant to serve as a guest judge during auditions, while Keith Urban steps away due to the death of wife Nicole Kidman‘s father. The show has announced that season-eight runner-up Adam Lambert will join Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. this week during auditions at the

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Kiesza to Release Debut Album Oct. 21

Lokal Legend/4th and B’way/Island RecordsKiesza, the Canadian singer/songwriter who’s climbing the charts with her hit “Hideaway,” will release her debut album, Sound of a Woman, on October 21. The album’s pre-order goes live on iTunes on September 22, and those who pre-order it will get a brand new song. Meanwhile, Kiesza, whose birth name is

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Jennifer Hudson Enlists Iggy Azalea for “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”

Image Courtesy Renato Sampaio/ RCA RecordsJennifer Hudson has released another new offering from her upcoming album, JHUD. The singer teams with Iggy Azalea on a song called “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” which was produced by Pharrell. Hudson serves up sexy advice on the disco-inspired song: “Whisper in his ear it makes it hotter / Don’t

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Mary Lambert Announces Headlining Tour in Support of Debut, "Heart on My Sleeve"

Capitol RecordsMary Lambert, best known for co-writing and singing on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ smash “Same Love,” will launch a headlining tour of North America on October 10 in Toronto.  The tour comes in support of her debut album Heart on My Sleeve, due October 14. The first single from the album, “Secrets,” is already

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Tony Bennett Joins Lady Gaga Onstage in Israel

Steven KleinLady Gaga offered her Israeli fans a taste of her duets album with Tony Bennett on Saturday night, when she performed at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv. Tony joined her on stage for a live rendition of “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” one of the tracks from their upcoming album, Cheek to

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Ellie Goulding Sends Congrats to William & Kate via Pal Prince Harry

Louie Banks/InterscopeWhen it was announced this past week that Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William, is expecting a second royal baby, many people tweeted their congratulations. But Ellie Goulding didn’t have to — she personally sent her best wishes to the couple through a friend…who just happens to be William’s brother. Speaking to US Weekly,

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Mariah Carey’s Friends Fear a Breakdown, Claims Report

Image Courtesy ABC/Donna SvennevikMariah Carey has had a rough summer. Following her commercially disappointing album and divorce rumors regarding her six-year marriage to Nick Cannon, friends of the diva reportedly are concerned Mariah may experience another meltdown. “She has a history of mental health issues,” an unnamed source tells Life & Style, referring to Mariah’s

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Amy Winehouse Memorialized with Statue in London

Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesA statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in the North London neighborhood of Camden Sunday, on what would’ve been the singer’s 31st birthday. The Guardian reports the bronze sculpture depicts the “Rehab” singer with her hand on her hip and sporting her signature beehive hairstyle, a star of David necklace, and a

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Kanye West Asks Handicapped Fans to Stand at Australian Concert

Def Jam RecordsKanye West had an awkward moment at his concert Friday night in Sydney, Australia, when he insisted that everyone in the audience stand up, including two handicapped people in wheelchairs. A YouTube video of the incident shows the 37-year-old rapper ordering everyone in the audience to stand up for the next song.  Kanye

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One Direction Announces First "Four" Single, "Steal My Girl"

RJ ShaughnessyLast week, when One Direction announced their new album Four, they released one of the songs from the album, “Fireproof,” as a free download for their fans.  But that’s not the album’s official first single — according to a tweet from 1D’s Liam Payne, it’s a track called “Steal My Girl.” According to the

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