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Watch: Mariah Carey Wants To Show The World She Can Still Hit The High Notes

Qween
Sing mama

Mariah Carey doesn’t have time to listen to the haters who think she can’t sing or hit her trademark high notes any longer cuz she’s too busy living her life. Mimi uploaded a video online that was filmed while she was tidying up her hotel room and as you can hear, she was singing all the while. Haters gonna hate but Mimi is still gonna sing, sing sing.

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#ThrowbackThursday: It Was 10 Years Ago Today That Ashlee Simpson Got Busted Lipsyncing On ‘SNL’

Relive the secondhand embarrassment all over again
Not Live from New York

Earlier today, Shannon shared some #ThrowbackThursday love for Crime Mob and Knuck If You Buck specifically but right now, I’d like to share some #TBT love myself. It was 10 years ago today that Ashlee Simpson “performed” on Saturday Night Live and got busted trying to lipsync her performance. You may recall that on that fateful night, someone in her camp accidentally started playing the vocal track for her song Pieces of Me when she wasn’t ready and it was plainly obvious to everyone watching on LIVE TV that she had no intention of singing the song live at all. In a panic, Ashlee busted out a silly dance and then she ran off the stage, leaving her band to strum their instruments in embarrassing horror. Ahh, the good ol’ days. Back in 2004, there was no real social media to speak of … can you imagine if Twitter or Instagram existed back then? Click the video above to relive the moment that Ashlee Simpson torpedoed her music career on live TV. Can you believe it’s been 10 years already?

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First Listen: Bette Midler Has Covered ‘Waterfalls’ By TLC For Her New Album

Not Bad
The Divine Miss TLC

Aretha Franklin has released an album of cover songs where she pays homage to some of the diva classic songs that we all know and love and today we learn that the Divine Miss M is also releasing an album of cover songs as well. Bette Midler is releasing next month an album titled It’s The Girls! which features Bette‘s covers of girl group songs … and included on the album is her rendition of TLC‘s Waterfalls. Click the embed above to hear Bette Midler‘s poignant version of Waterfalls and see what you think. I must admit, it’s a bit weird to hear Bette sing about Little Precious et al. but overall, I think her rendition is pretty darn good.

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2 Concerts, 1 Night

The TV Guide

Last night was a pretty busy, very fun night for me. After I ran around taking care of a couple of errands, I made my way to the Hotel Café to see All American Rejects play an intimate acoustic show that featured hit after hit song. After the AAR show was over, I hightailed it over to Echo Park to see Fever The Ghost play their first headline show here in LA at The Echo with my friend Amelia. The two shows were very different but were both very fun experiences. More »

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Watch: Here Is Video Of Jessica Lange Performing ‘Gods And Monsters’ On ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

"Fuck yeah give it to me this is heaven"
Elsa does Lana Del Rey

Last night’s episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show was the part 1 of this year’s 2-part Hallowe’en episode and it featured another musical performance by Jessica Lange. Before the season started, Ryan Murphy teased that Lange would be performing a Lana Del Rey song on the show and last night she delivered a fun performance of LDR‘s song Gods and Monsters. Click the embed above to watch the performance in full and see how fun Jessica‘s performance of Lana‘s song is. I’m loving this gimmick that AHS is doing this year with the musical performances, aren’t you?

As a refresher, HERE is Sarah Paulson‘s performance of Fiona Apple‘s Criminal and HERE is Jessica Lange‘s performance of David Bowie‘s Life on Mars?

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#ThrowbackThursday: Here’s Why I’m Listening To Crime Mob All Weekend

#KnuckIfYouBuck is now 10 Years Old!!!
The only way to celebrate a child-free weekend

So, here’s what’s going on with me. My youngest son just turned, one and ever since he was about 3 months old, I’ve been talking to his Dad about this upcoming weekend. I’m going to let you all in on what my life has been like for the past 12 months: insane. Dark. Exhausting. Terrifying. All things I’ve been carefully concealing when I post these kinds of Instagram photos, LMAO. I’M TIRED! And I could tell when Josev arrived that I was going to have to do something I’ve never done before, and take a weekend off of motherhood. Yes, I’m done. For one weekend. And that weekend is this weekend, during which I’m going to be playing this video (and the dirty version with ya boy Lil’ Scrappy) all. Effing. Weekend. And drinking wine by the bottle. And TAKING LIKE 3 NAPS BACK TO BACK (then waking up to Knuck if You Buck) BECAUSE OMG my partna-in-babymaking is taking the kids away for the weekend! Nobody call meeee! And listen to Crime Mob (I love Crime Mob… and—fun fact—the only college dorm party I ever threw/the only party I’ve ever thrown in my life was called Knuck if You Buck—shouts-out to my roommate Ángela—because that is how much this song defined my college years. Sort of.)

#KIYB4eva

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First Listen/Look: Taylor Swift Previews Her New Song ‘Style’ In A New Target Commercial

Lots of talking then, music
"We never go out of Style"

Last week we got to see a Diet Coke commercial that stars Taylor Swift (and a horde of adorable kittens) and doubles as an ad for her new album 1989. Today we get to see a Target commercial that stars Taylor Swift and is an outright ad for her new album 1989. Target will be selling an exclusive version of Taylor‘s album and as you can hear above, this new commercial features a snippet of her new song Style. Click the embed above to watch the commercial and hear her new song … but be warned, Taylor does a lot of talking before the music kicks in at the :35 mark of the clip. Enjoy.

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Stop The Presses! S Club 7 Is Reuniting!!

One Night Only

For the first time in over 10 years, the pop group S Club 7 will reunite for a performance at a Children In Need charity event in the UK next month … which means that ALL OF YOUR DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE! The official Twitter profile for S Club 7 broke the news first and then outlets like the BBC provided more information about this much-anticipated, much-prayed for reunion. Learn all about it below. More »

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Nine Inch Nails’s Debut Album ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ Turns 25 Years Old

“That whole first album was me in the studio, just messing around"

Last week we learned that Nine Inch Nails has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the class of 2015 in its first year of eligibility. Yesterday, NIN‘s debut album Pretty Hate Machine turned 25 years old, which is why NIN is eligible this year for induction into the Rock Hall. 25 years. Again I am floored by how quickly the time has passed. Earlier this year, I marveled that two of my all-time favorite albums — Tori Amos‘s Under The Pink and NIN‘s The Downward Spiral — turned 20 years old this year. Now that I’m faced with the fact that another of my all-time fave albums is celebrating a milestone anniversary, I find myself floored with wonder again. More »

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First Look: Here Is Gwen Stefani’s Music Video For ‘Baby Don’t Lie’

Strut Your Stuff, Gwen
Baby Don't Baby Don't

A few days ago the world was blessed with the first solo song from Gwen Stefani in 6 years and today we get to see the music video for that new song. Just a short time ago, Gwen dropped the music video for Baby Don’t Lie after she previewed the vid on The Voice last night. TRUTH BE TOLD, I’m not at all blown away by this video. It’s colorful, yes, but it’s not really all that interesting. Without the green screen, there’s not much to this video. But, that being said, I really love Baby Don’t Lie the more I hear it and now that Gwen is releasing music videos and is teasing OTHER NEW SONGS, I can’t help but be super excited for what’s to come from Ms. Stefani. What do you think of this music video for Baby Don’t Lie? Do you love it … or nah?

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