Earlier today we focused on Rihanna‘s curious decision to channel Lil’ Kim at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night and right now, we get to see Ri Ri in action on the performance stage debuting her new single Bitch Better Have My Money LIVE for the first time ever. I like the song, I liked it from the first time I heard it last week so … I’m still digging the track. I’m not sure I’m all that crazy with Rihanna‘s green overload look but she sang the Hell out of that song last night. Click above to hear BBHMM live. Do you love it or what?
Zayn-less and Painless
Just a few days after Zayn Malik broke the hearts of One Direction fans around the world with his announcement that he was leaving the group, the remaining members of 1D performed their first concert sans Zayn in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend and wonder of wonders — the world didn’t come to a crashing end. In the days following Zayn‘s departure from the group, there was a lot of exaggerated weeping and such but Saturday night’s show in Johannesburg proved that One Direction can carry on just fine as a four member group. Click below to see a photo and video of the smaller version of 1D doing what they do in concert in South Africa. More »
*ugly cries forever* - Taylor Swift
A new BFFship was born right before our eyes on the iHeart Radio Music Awards stage last night when Madonna and Taylor Swift teamed up to perform Maddy‘s new single Ghosttown together. It was reported earlier in the week that Madonna would be performing at the awards show but I don’t think anyone guessed that she would be performing with Taylor Swift … tho, it does make sense if you think about it. Madonna has a long history of teaming up with the hot It girls of the day when she performs at awards shows (you will recall that she very famously performed with our dear Britney Spears and some other chick whose name escapes me right now at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2003). It would appear that it is Taylor‘s time to shine by Madonna‘s side. Click the embed above to watch Madonna perform Ghosttown with Taylor Swift on guitar at the iHeart Radio Music Awards last night … then click below to read their back and forth tweet lovefest on Twitter just after their performance. More »
I get a little warm in my heart when I think of 'Winter'
We are just over 2 weeks away from the much-anticipated re-release of Tori Amos‘s debut album Little Earthquakes and her sophomore album Under The Pink on April 14 and to get fans excited, live audio of Tori‘s song Winter from LE has been released. The double-cd reissues of Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink will include b-sides and live tracks from the early ’90s era so this beautiful rendition of Winter, embedded above, will be included on the LE release. I’ve owned these recordings for many, many years now but I’m so excited by these reissues that I plan on purchasing them on release day. Have a listen of Winter above and tell me you don’t want to buy a copy of Tori‘s re-released albums even if you own them already ;)
I think this lasted longer than their Super Bowl performance
The women of Destiny’s Child returned to their roots last night and reunited at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards. I can’t even imagine how shocked the gospel fans in the audience must have been, and they are surely giving thanks today for the surprise of a lifetime. Michelle Williams won her first Stellar Award for Best Music Video for her song Say Yes, which Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined her to perform. Click inside for more!
The TV Guide
In the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing about and falling in love from afar with a new band out of the UK called Years and Years and last night I got to see them make their official debut here in LA at their sold out concert at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA (Y&Y made their unofficial LA debut at Bardot on Monday night at a last-minute surprise show that I missed). I’ve been really anxious to hear this band live so I was very excited to see the show. I got to meet up with Darion for dinner before the show last night for the first time in forever so that was a lot of fun too. After we got caught up over dinner, we made our way to the Troub to see Years and Years play their first LA show. More »
Posted under: 'King', Years and Years
I LOVE THIS!!
British comedian James Corden took over as host of The Late Late Show this week and has been doing everything he can to get people to watch the show. Last night, he did a bit with Mariah Carey that totally caught my attention. The set-up is that James, being new to LA, needs someone to drive around with him so he can acclimate to traffic here and he got Mariah Carey to be his carpool buddy. The two sing together, trade accents together, crack wise together … it’s great! Check out the Carpool Karaoke bit with Mimi above and think about tuning in to watch James Corden as the new host of The Late Late Show, maybe?
And the young 'Idol' contestants had no idea what was going on
Remember back in December when I shared that hilariously brilliant Geico commercial that features Salt-N-Pepa and their classic song Push It? Well, last night, SNP brought Push It to the Millennial masses on American Idol to perform the song and it was only EVERYTHING. I believe it was ’80s night on Idol last night (which is why Boy George was randomly in the building) and Salt-N-Pepa were asked to school the children on what’s what by performing their classic hit song … the only problem is that most/all of the very young Idol contestants likely had no idea who Salt-N-Pepa are (and it’s possible that they only know Push It from the Geico commercial on TV right now). For the rest of us, tho, SNP‘s performance is pretty damn sweet. Click the embed above to watch and lurve.
Don't cry, Harry ... please, don't cry :(
Yesterday the world was SHOCKED with the news that Zayn Malik has decided to quit One Direction, leaving the group as a sad Zaynless four piece. No one was hit harder with the news that Zayn has left 1D than the members of One Direction themselves. Last night, the remaining members of 1D performed a concert in Jakarta without Zayn and at one point, Harry Styles was seen crying sad tears on stage over the departure of his 1D group mate. That’s right … tears fell from Harry‘s sweet face … and as they hit the ground, sweet little flower blossoms sprung up … and then quickly withered and died :( If you think you can handle the sight of Harry crying over 1D‘s loss of Zayn then click below and have a look. Brace yourselves, this isn’t easy to see. More »
"Really, really, really CRAZY"
Earlier this month, we saw that actor Jared Leto started his physical transformation for his upcoming role as The Joker in the new DC Comics movie Suicide Squad and today we get another Joker transformation tease. First he cut and bleached his hair, then he shaved off his eyebrows … today, we get to hear his possible Joker voice. Jared performed recently with his band 30 Seconds to Mars and as he introduced one of the songs that night, he gave the audience a sneak preview of the voice he will likely use as The Joker in the film. He didn’t say he was using his Joker voice but have a listen below and you decide if he is teasing his Joker voice in this new video. More »