Just two days before her tragic and untimely death yesterday, Whitney Houston made an on stage appearance at a pre-Grammy Awards party in Hollywood, CA where she jumped up to give an impromptu performance of the church hymn Yes, Jesus Loves Me with singer and friend Kelly Price. Little did people in attendance at the time know that it would prove to be Whitney‘s final musical performance ever. Altho the vocals aren’t her best and yes, she appeared to be a bit … off … I find it ironic, touching and a bit sad that Whitney‘s last song performed ever was Jesus Loves Me (which she originally recorded for the soundtrack of The Bodyguard). Click below to watch video of Whitney‘s final performance ever. More »
"Whitney would have asked that the music go on."
As was reported earlier, it appears that Whitney Houston passed away by drowning yesterday afternoon just hours before she was scheduled to appear and reportedly perform at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis Annual Pre-Grammy Party that famously takes place annually each night before the Grammy Awards. Because the event was so beloved by Whitney, her mentor and friend Clive Davis decided that the show would go on despite her death and would, instead, be turned into an impromptu memorial for the late Whitney Houston. Clive Davis opened the show last night with remarks about Whitney‘s passing and then led the assembled audience in a respectful moment of silence … and then the party got underway. Click below to see photos and watch video from last night’s somber yet celebratory event. More »
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'Born This Way' Is Coming Your way
Lady Gaga has announced the dates for her Born This Way Ball world tour kicking off in Seoul on April 27th, and then onto Australia before heading off to Europe, Latin America and North America. She wont be here in the U.S. until the end of 2013 unfortunately, but she has shared on Twitter a sneak preview of her stage setup. Check it out below.. More »
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'Crazy For You'
Yesterday we watched video of Kelly Clarkson performing The Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XLVI but right now we get to watch video of another fantastic Kelly performance. During her concert stop in Bossier City, LA last Saturday night (before she flew up to Indianapolis, IN to perform at the Super Bowl), Kelly performed a cover of the classic Madonna ballad Crazy For You. It should come as no surprise that Kelly gave a beautiful rendition of the song. Click below to check out her Crazy performance in full. More »
Heat of the Moment?
Yesterday the National Football Association and NBC issued apologies for the middle finger that singer M.I.A. threw up during Madonna‘s Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on Sunday. Today, we are hearing that M.I.A. is apologizing as well … er, sort of. M.I.A. hasn’t actually issued an apology herself but sources close to her are reportedly saying that she is sorry for the incident, revealing that the “unfortunate incident” was the result of “adrenaline and nerves”. Click below to read the deets of M.I.A.‘s kinda sorta non-apology. More »
International Rapper Gets Emotional
Last night in NYC was JAY-Z’s concert… we already saw some AMAZING pics of Beyonce at the iconic Carnegie Hall. There were thousand dollar tickets, amazing music and one hell of a performance it sounds like. The highlight of the night seems to be when Jay-Z did his first live performance of his latest hit, “Glory,” about his daughter with Beyonce, Blue Ivy. Read on for the detail, photos and video from last night… More »
Behold the The Queen's Raiment
So, okay, yes … there has already been a LOT of Madonna talk today … from her stellar Super Bowl performance, to that dumb middle finger thing, to an inside look at her locker room full of HAWT gladiators in their underwear … but I have one more bit of fun Maddy Super Bowl stuff to share. The French fashion house Givenchy was responsible for the creation of Madonna‘s beautifully regal costumes yesterday and they happily share the design sketches of Madge‘s stunning raiments. Click below to see the Givenchy design sketches and take another look at the final pieces as worn by the Queen of Pop herself. More »
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Is 'Fingergate' Really Gonna Be a Thing?
Madonna’s performance last night during the Super Bowl half-time was completely amazing, “epic” as Trent called it. It was mind-blowing! This morning, in the light of day, there is much talk about M.I.A.’s “obscene gesture” of flipping her middle finger up at the camera (see photo below). Now the NFL and NBC are releasing apologies for her action. What do you think of what M.I.A. did? More »
Nashville Stage Sees Keith's Return
The country music star and Aussie export, (have to get that in :P) Keith Urban has been off singing for 3 months since he had to undergo throat surgery to remove a polyp on his vocal chords. On Friday he made his debut performance since then, returning to the stage in Nashville. By all accounts he delighted his audience and wowed them. Read on for the details… More »