"If it happens the other way, I'm alright."
Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s grandmother, Cissy Houston, made an appearance on the radio so Middays with Shaila on WBLS in NYC today to give listeners a bit of an update on BK‘s condition. Unlike the grossly exploitative other members of Bobbi Kristina‘s family, this update from Cissy seems more genuine … more poignant. Unfortunately Cissy has confirmed what we already know already (that BK has been moved to a rehab center for long-term care and that her condition hasn’t changed) and says that altho she is hoping for a miracle, she is at peace with reality that Bobbi Kris might never recover. Click below to watch a portion of Cissy‘s interview today to get work on BK straight from the source. More »
"I never said I was Joan Rivers ... I’m just trying to be me"
Kathy Griffin only quit as co-host of Fashion Police on E! just a few days ago but today she went on the interview circuit to talk about her reasons for quitting. As you may recall, Kathy posted a lengthy message on her Twitter profile announcing some of the reasons for quitting Fashion Police (saying she didn’t want “her comedy to be used to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference“) but today paid a visit to The Howard Stern Show and The View to discuss the matter further. In her chat with Stern, Kathy confesses that she probably shouldn’t have taken the FP gig in the first place. In her chat with ladies on The View, Kathy flat out calls Fashion Police an “anti-feminist … dog pile”. Click below to hear and read Kathy‘s scathing comments about Fashion Police. More »
This is truly one of Madonna's greatest interviews of all time
Madonna paid a visit to The Howard Stern Show today today chat about things in support of the release of her new album Rebel Heart, which was officially released yesterday. Over the course of her 1 1/2 hour chat with Stern, Madonna candidly and very honestly talks about a wide range of things. Among other topics discussed, Madonna confirmed that she dated Tupac Shakur in the early ’90s, she revealed she went on a double date with then husband Sean Penn and then married Mike Tyson & Robin Givens, she talked a bit about her “casual friendship” with Michael Jackson and much, much more. In case you missed hearing it live earlier today or just want to hear it all over again, you can listen to Madonna‘s full interview with Howard Stern below. More »
"My speech would have been like, 'Fuck this. I don’t want it'"
Iggy Azalea was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards last month and had she won, she would’ve been the first female artist to win the awards. Iggy did not win the award (the trophy went to Eminem) which is a good thing, she says, because in a new interview with LA radio station Power 106 FM, Iggy claims that she didn’t want to win the award in the first place. Yeah, right. Had she won the award, she says, she would’ve refused the award saying, “Fuck this! I don’t want it! Take it! Get away from me!” Yeah, right. Iggy also talks about her haters and she takes issue with the fact that people hate her as a white rapper but they love Eminem as a white rapper. Click below to watch video of Iggy Azalea‘s revealing new interview with Power 106. More »
"I'm sorry, Beck"
Kanye West, the man who arrogantly called for Beck to “respect artistry” on Grammy night earlier this month, just formally apologized to Beck on Twitter for his disrespectful behavior. The apology was posted on Kanye‘s official Twitter profile shortly after he gave a long interview to Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 earlier today. Kanye also tweeted an apology to Bruno Mars for disrespecting him as an artist as well. Click below to read Kanye‘s apology tweets and watch video of Kanye‘s interview on BBC Radio 1 and see for yourself the part of the interview where West broke down in tears. More »
"Wanna get rowdy / Gonna get a little unruly"
Earlier today we saw amazing video of Christina Aguilera doing her best singing impression of Britney Spears and right now, we get to hear Ed Sheeran put his spin on a Xtina song. Ed stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today to perform a cover of Xtina‘s 2002 song Dirrty and as you can hear above, he was able to transform the song into his own style of music. A few days ago, we saw video of Chvrches covering Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake in the Live Lounge and I’d say Ed‘s cover of Xtina‘s song is just as transformative. Check out the video above and hear Ed singing about sweatin’ til his clothes come off as he gets a little Dirrty with Xtina‘s pop hit.
"They were playing the Beck album… I was like this is kind of good."
Now that the hype has died down from Kanye West‘s antics on Grammy night earlier this month (when he demanded that Album of the Year Grammy winner Beck “respect artistry” and give his award to Beyoncé), Kanye is eating a tiny bit of crow in a new interview with the Power 105.1 FM radio program The Breakfast Club. In the interview you can watch above, Kanye confesses to being a hypocrite — imagine that. When asked about the Beck controversy, Kanye reveals that he hadn’t even listened to Beck‘s album before he lambasted it on Grammy night. He also shares that he accidentally heard some of the album this week during his dinner date with Taylor Swift and confesses that he actually liked the music. None of this is at all surprising me, I said it two weeks ago that Kanye probably didn’t even listen to Beck‘s album before he made his idiotic comments about its merit. Kanye offers a lot of silly ridiculousness in this interview … he even says that Beyoncé is “inspired” by his wife! LOL. I can’t help it, I find Kanye and the dumb shizz he says entertaining. I don’t ever take him serious, how can I? If you give Kanye West enough rope, he’ll eventually hang himself. Mark my words.
Chvrches paid a visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to do a bit of performing and as you can hear above, they put their own spin on the Justin Timberlake song Cry Me A River. I know that many folks will bristle at the notion of anyone covering JT‘s classic break-up song but as a huge Chvrches fan, I must admit that I really love this cover. I love Chvrches‘s brand of pop music and I really love singer Lauren Mayberry‘s voice. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of this Justin Timberlake song but now that I hear it done by Chvrches, I can honestly say I love it.
"I feel like I have the plague, or leprosy"
In a new interview with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1‘s Breakfast show in the UK, Kelly Clarkson confessed that she can’t get anyone to collaborate and record music with her, even tho she says she has reached out to many people. Kelly‘s revelation came after she was asked which artists she would like to collaborate with. After Kelly shared that she would love to collaborate with artists like Adele and Lady Gaga, she revealed that she has asked “several people” to collaborate with her and they have all said No (except for John Legend, who appears on her new album Piece By Piece). Kelly says that after being rejected by so many artists, she feels like she has “the plague or leprosy”. Click below to read exactly what Kelly has to say about how she can’t get anyone to collaborate with her. More »
"She wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in"
Kanye West gave his first interview since the Grammy Awards to On Air with Ryan Seacrest earlier this morning and, of course, he talked at some length about the controversy surrounding his outrageously offensive attack on Album of the Year Grammy winner Beck. Additionally, Kanye revealed that he and Taylor Swift (the artist he previously disrespected back in 2009 when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards) are now BFFs and announced that the two are going to hit the studio to record new music together. There were other things discussed in this new interview, including mention of Kanye‘s fugly new adidas shoes called Yeezy Boost, but it’s the bits about Taylor and Beck that are the most interesting. Read on, won’t you? More »