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One Direction Announce The Release Of Their Next (Final?) Album

5th and Final?

Back in August word starting going around that One Direction is planning to break up next year after the release of their next album and today, we learn that 1D‘s next album is titled Made In The A.M. and it will be released in November. You may recall that 1D members Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson insist that the group is taking “a break” and are not “breaking up” but there is a very real possibility that this new album might be the last 1D album ever. Click below to learn more about Made In The A.M., listen to the group’s new single Infinity and prepare yourselves for the next/possibly the final era of One Direction. More »

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Toni Braxton Is Producing A Biopic Based On Her Memoir For Lifetime TV

The AUTHORIZED Toni Braxton Story

Lifetime TV has made a name for itself by producing cheesy made-for-TV movies that have, in recent months, focused on telling unauthorized tales of beloved TV shows like Saved By The Bell, Full House, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. Today we learn that they have partnered with singer Toni Braxton to produce an authorized biopic film that will be based on her 2014 memoir Un-Break My Heart. With Toni executive producing the film, there is a slight chance that the production value of this particular biopic TV movie might be elevated above the rest of Lifetime’s TV movie programming but … I’m not holding my breath. But, in all honesty, if Toni is cool with letting Lifetime tell her story, I’m totally cool with it, too. More »

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First Listen: Fox Releases 2 New Songs From ‘Empire’ Season 2, ‘No Doubt About It’ & ‘Ain’t About The Money’

A new 'Empire' soundtrack cometh
Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 2 Volume 1'

In early August, we got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming second season of Empire on Fox and today we get something even better. Fox has released two new original songs that will be featured on the show when Empire returns on September 23. The first song, No Doubt About It, was written by Ne-Yo and features Empire actor Jussie Smollet and rapper Pitbull on vocals. The second song, Ain’t About The Money, features Empire co-stars Smollett and Bryshere Yazz Gray. Click the embed above to hear No Doubt About It and below to hear Ain’t About the Money. Additionally, read on to learn more about these songs and their availability on the forthcoming soundtrack album Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 2 Volume 1. More »

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Janet Jackson Announces The Release Date & Reveals The Tracklisting For Her New Album ‘Unbreakable’

The album is out in one month

Yesterday we got to see the (what we now know to be) official album artwork for Janet Jackson‘s much-anticipated and long-awaited new album Unbreakable and today we learn when Unbreakable will be released and what songs will be included on the album. At last, Janet has released a press release announcement giving us more information about Unbreakable, including the revelation that it will be released on Rhythm Nation Records, so that we know when we can get our hands on her new release. I noted in yesterday’s post that I was hopeful that Janet‘s album would be released by the time I see her in concert next month and I got my wish! Unbreakable will be released on October 2! Click below to learn which songs will be featured on the album and read the text of her press release announcement in full. More »

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Watch: Kanye West Will Be Honored With The Video Vanguard Award At The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears & Beyoncé

MTV will air their annual Video Music Awards LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday August 30 and, as we learned last month, Miley Cyrus will be hosting this year’s affair. Today we learn that rapper Kanye West has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award which celebrates excellence in music, art, fashion and culture. Previous Video Vanguard winners include Michael Jackson (for which the award was renamed after his death), Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and last year’s recipient Beyoncé … so Kanye is now in very good company. MTV has produced a promo video announcing Kanye‘s Video Vanguard award, which you can watch in full below along with more information about the MTV VMAs in a newly issued press release. More »

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Britney Spears Will Guest Star On ‘Jane The Virgin’ This Season

"See u at the Marbella Hotel soon"

Last weekend we learned that our dear Britney Spears is back in Las Vegas, NV hard at work entertaining audiences with her concert residency Britney: Piece of Me at the Axis Theater inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. Today we learn that Britney‘s hard work will continue this fall with a guest appearance on the hit CW series Jane the Virgin. The CW announced yesterday that Britney will be making an appearance on Jane the Virgin, a fact that Britney confirmed via Twitter after the initial announcement was made. Click below to read what was said about Britney‘s upcoming guest appearance on Jane the Virgin and see a really cute photo of Britney and her mom Lynne at brunch yesterday, right around the time news of her guest spot was announced. More »

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Zayn Malik Has Signed A Solo Record Deal With RCA Records

#REALME

Earlier this month we learned that former One Direction member Zayn Malik possibly “broke up” with his new producer BFF Naughty Boy after the two got into a very public Twitter feud (you may know that Zayn and Naughty had been inseparable since Malik left 1D earlier this year). Today we learn that Zayn‘s aspirations to become a solo artist are moving forward, even without Naughty Boy at his side. Zayn signed a record deal with RCA Records in an attempt to show the world who he “really is”. Zayn happily shared a photo and his new record deal news on his official Twitter profile, all of which you can see below. More »

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Janet Jackson Reveals A Set Of New Dates For The 2nd Leg Of The ‘Unbreakable’ Tour

Due to OVERWHELMING DEMAND

Last month, Janet Jackson unveiled the first set of concert tour dates in support of her forthcoming new album, which is set for release this Fall. As some of you may recall, the first set of dates was not all inclusive and many folks were worried that Janet might not be coming to their town on tour. Fear not, fans, because Janet is coming. Janet has revealed a new set of tour dates for the 2nd leg of her Unbreakable World Tour that will span the first 3 months of 2016. Click below to read the official press release announcement and see the set of dates for the 2nd leg of JJ‘s new tour. More »

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Janet Jackson Will Be Honored With A Special Award At The 2015 BET Awards

The inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual Award

Now that Janet Jackson is back among us with her new single No Sleeep (and with a new album due out this fall and a new world tour to follow), it looks like she is ready to get back on the music scene in a big way. Janet will be honored this Sunday night at the 15th annual BET Awards with a very special award. Janet has been announced as the first recipient of the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award and, as such, should be in attendance at the BET Awards to collect her trophy. Might she perform as well? We’ll have to wait and see. Click below to read the press release announcement about Janet‘s award and make your plans NOW to watch the BET Awards this weekend. More »

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Annie Motel Presents ‘Tabloid BLVD.’

The TV Guide

My good friend Annie Motel will debuting a short film she wrote, directed and stars in at Ham & Eggs Tavern in DTLA tonight and if you’re free, she’d love for you to attend. I have been a fan of Annie‘s work for much longer than I’ve known her personally. She is very skilled illustrator, tattoo artist and, now, filmmaker. For the past few months, Annie has worked on her film, Tabloid BLVD., as a labor of love and tonight she will finally be able to share the project with the public. Click below to see the flyer art for tonight’s event and learn more about Tabloid BLVD. More »

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