'Home' is colorfully inoffensive.
Fox's new animation Home may not be earth-shatteringly original or ground-breaking but it packs enough star power in the form of Rihanna, Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez and its likeable tale will be a hit with families this weekend.
Rihanna plays the fearless 'Tip' in Fox's animated movie Home
It tells the story of Oh, a cute misfit from another planet who, when landing on Earth, finds himself on the run from his own kind. He soon forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.
Continue reading: Silly, Charming 'Home' Has Star Power In Rihanna
Chris Brown's probation, from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, is over.
Chris Brown's probation is over, a judge ruled on Friday (20th March). The L.A. District Attorney's office confirmed Brown has ended his probation after completing 1000.5 hours of community service since he was sentenced on assault charges in June 2009. Brown has also undergone rehab and domestic violence counselling.
Chris Brown's probation is over.
Continue reading: Chris Brown's Probation Is Over - Case Closed On Rihanna Assault Case
DreamWorks Animation have released 'Home' a week early for Mother's Day, leading to a successful box office before it's official release.
While 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' held on to the top spot on the British box office chart for the third straight week, the real champion last weekend was the riotously enjoyable DreamWorks animated adventure 'Home', which played a series of preview screenings in advance of it opening across the country this weekend.
'Home' hits US theatres on 27th March 2015
While 'Second Best' took an impressive £1.4m in its third weekend of play, 'Home''s previews brought in £2.45m on Saturday and Sunday alone. Cleverly marketed as a UK Mother's Day treat, the film drew families to cinemas in huge numbers. This preview income will be added to 'Home''s tally this weekend for next week's box office chart, which means it could beat the second 'Divergent Series' movie, 'Insurgent', to the top of the chart.
Continue reading: 'Home' Is A Hit Even Before It Opens
A sharp script and especially colourful imagery make this animated romp a lot more fun than expected, entertaining grown-ups just as much as the kids. It may be the usual frantic action comedy, but there's an edge to the humour and a continual stream of knowing gags and witty references that keep us laughing. As a result, the busy plot is surprisingly involving, and the action scenes are genuinely thrilling.
It opens in outer space with the Boov, a race of blobby creatures that are only good at one thing: running away from their sworn enemy the Gorg. Their leader Captain Smek (Steve Martin) has selected Earth as their next hiding place, so they swoop in and corral mankind into Happy Humantowns in the Australian Outback while the Boov occupy the cities, hilariously trying to make sense of everything they find there. But a Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons) sticks out from the hive-like community. Friendlier and more curious than he should be, he inadvertently alerts the Gorg to their location. So he goes on the run, meeting up with the human teen girl Tip (Rihanna), who has managed to hide out with her chubby cat Pig and now wants to find her mother (Jennifer Lopez). Pursued by Smek and top cop Kyle (Matt Jones), Oh and Tip must dart around the globe to solve both of their predicaments.
Based on Adam Rex's novel The True Meaning of Smekday, the story is packed with lively twists and turns, and the filmmakers bring it to life with energy, humour and some real emotion. The animators pull out all the stops as they play with outrageous colours and eye-catching action, while the Boov's ability to selectively control gravity adds plenty of scope for additional mayhem. For example, Oh and Tip travel the globe in a car that Oh soups up Back to the Future-style so they can fly to Boov central command in Paris and then on to Australia. These kinds of knowing film references flit across the screen all the way through their adventure.
Continue reading: Home Review
Rihanna is the new face of Dior!
Rihanna has signed as the new face of Dior. The French fashion house confirmed the news on Friday (13th March). Rihanna will star in Dior's Secret Garden campaign. The series of campaign videos, shot by Steven Klein, feature models cavorting around the Palace of Versailles. Rihanna will star in the fourth instalment of the Secret Garden films, which Dior has reinvented since 2012.
Rihanna has signed as the new face of Dior.
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Two members of Nicki Minaj's road team have been stabbed in Philadelpia. The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of Wednesday (18th February) morning.
A member of Nicki Minaj's road team has reportedly been killed in an altercation in Philadephia. The 'Anaconda' singer announced the news on Wednesday (18th February) via Instagram. Roadies De'Von Pickett and Eric Parker were reportedly involved in an argument which turned violent at a Philadelphia bar at approximately 2am on Wednesday morning. The argument, according to reports by NBC Philadelphia, spilled out on to the street where Pickett and Parker were stabbed by an unknown perpetrator. 29-year-old Pickett died of his injuries but 27-year-old Parker is expected to survive his injuries.
Two members of Nicki Minaj's road team have been stabbed following an altercation in Philadelphia.
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Can we talk about Rihanna and Blue Ivy at the Grammys for a second? You’ve probably already seen the pictures and if not, kudos to you for managing to avoid them for so long. Now go and look at the adorableness that were those two in their matching pink outfits.
Rihanna and Blue Ivy basically had a backstage tea party, sans tea.
Rihanna rocked a massive, little girl-tea party style Giambattista Valli gown, which took up three seats and was visible from the arena’s overhead cameras. That’s how you rock the Grammys right there.
His new site 'Yeezy Supply' simply features a countdown with no explanation - but what is it for?
Kanye West has launched a mysterious new website that features only a countdown and nothing else. The site, called Yeezy Supply, has been the cause of a great deal of speculation as to what it’s there to promote.
At the time of writing, the countdown will expire in a little over five days – or, more precisely, at 9pm on Thursday 12th February. The most likely explanation is that this is the same day as the start of New York Fashion Week, and that the countdown is connected to some sort of live show or announcement about a new fashion range.
Kanye West unveiled a mysterious new website this week - new album?
Continue reading: So, What Is Kanye West's New Website All About?
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will be performing their new track 'FourFiveSeconds' at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game.
Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will cement their new musical collaboration by performing at a Super Bowl party on Saturday night (31st January). Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game. Joined by her two new collaborators, Rihanna is likely to perform their track 'FourFiveSeconds' on which McCartney plays acoustic guitar and Rihanna and West provide the vocals.
Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV Party on Saturday.
A week after the single’s surprise release, Rihanna has teased the video for ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
We’ve had a week to listen to 'FourFiveSeconds', Rihanna’s collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney but now the singer has previewed the single’s forthcoming video with a denim-tastic behind the scenes look.
Rihanna has collaborated with Kanye West and Paul McCartney on 'FourFiveSeconds'.
In the video Rihanna explains that 'FourFiveSeconds' is the first song that her fans are going to hear from her new album and that this video will be their first visual.
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The latest collaboration between Paul McCartney and Kanye West is another acoustic piece, backed by Rihanna.
Remember that Paul McCartney/Kanye West collaboration they teased with the release of Only You last year? Well, it’s happening – this week saw the creative duo drop FourFiveSeconds – an acoustic offering in the vein of their previous track. FourFiveSeconds was made available on RihannaNow.com over the weekend.
Could the West/McCartney partnership evolve into a full album?
The track is an anti-negativity anthem in the same vein as West’s 2014 album Yeezus, with him and Rihanna providing all the vocals as McCartney backs them on piano. It’s a smooth track, and definitely should make it on your weekend playlist (maybe in between Kedrick Lamar’s I (Love Myself) and Chance the Rapper’s No Better Blues). It’s Kanye’s second crack at the acoustic, minimally-produced, no beat genre and we’re pretty into it.
Listen to Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney's collaborative new track: 'FourFiveSeconds'.
Rihanna has suddenly released a new song featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West. The 'Diamonds' singer released her new track, entitled 'FourFiveSeconds' on Saturday (24th January). West appeared at the iHeartRadio Summit on Wednesday (21st January) and used the opportunity to debut the new track. West performs vocals with Rihanna and McCartney provides acoustics for 'FourFiveSeconds'. The event was primarily for those working within radio but the trio's song is now available online.
Rihanna has teamed up with West and McCartney for 'FourFiveSeconds'.
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Team Up For 'FourFiveSeconds'
Launching a new award ceremony can't be easy, so for The Daily Front Row's inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards, a host of celebrities were on-hand to ensure it was a success.
Fashion lovers and Hollywood fans were desperately checking in to the Sunset Tower Hotel to watch The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards on 22nd January 2015. For those of you that have never heard of the Fashion Los Angeles Awards, don't worry; you aren't at fault as Thursday night's award show was the first of what is hoped to be annual event. An event which, apparently, honours the finest contributions to the style of Hollywood from the world of fashion.
Miley Cyrus with a t-shirt reading "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress" (Credit Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images)
For the inaugural event, a host of celebrities flocked to the Sunset Tower to present awards, or just watch the action unfold before them. Drew Barrymore and Ciara were called upon to present some of the prestigious awards, with stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kanye West taking up the front row of seats for the show. Miley Cyrus also presented an award. Whilst wearing an oversized t-shirt emblazoned with the statement "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress", Cyrus presented the awards for 'Womenswear Designer of the Year' to Jeremy Scott.
Rihanna has defeated Topshop in a long running court-case.
Pop star Rihanna has won a significant legal case over retail giant Topshop over the selling of T-shirts displaying her picture. The victory reinforces the ability of high profile names to control their own public image.
Rihanna has won a landmark case against Topshop
The three judges, Lords Justices Richard, Kitchin and Underhill ruled that Topshop's unauthorised use of the singer's photograph on a range of t-shirts amounted to "passing off". Though affirming that there was no English law allowing anyone to restrain reproduction of their name or image, but the judgement provided further legal grounds for the famous to limit the circumstances with which commercial advantage can be achieved.
Continue reading: Rihanna Defeats Topshop In Court Battle Over T-Shirts
Instagram's decision to purge its website of millions of fake accounts has left a number of celebrities a million or so short of 'friends'. Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have been the worst hit, but which other celebrities have also been affected by the 'Instagram rapture'?
The photo sharing site Instagram has decided to remove millions of profiles which were believed to be posting spam. The website's action, dubbed the 'Instagram rapture', has left a number of legitimate users disgruntled at their seeming lack of online popularity and the purge has seriously affected celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Akon.
Kim Kardashian is now the second most followed Instagram user.
A solid cast bodes well for this unnecessary remake of the 1982 movie (based on the 1970s musical), but the filmmakers' decision to turn the catchy songs into bland pop numbers is the real mistake. It leaves the entire film feeling empty, highlighting director Will Gluck's clunky direction, which includes coaxing Cameron Diaz to a squirm-inducingly over-the-top performance. Young children probably won't mind, but as the movie lurches awkwardly from one messy set piece to the next, the lack of a decently arranged musical number makes everything look dull and witless.
In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) is an orphan living in a foster home with four other girls, run by the greedy Miss Hannigan (Diaz). Smart and quick-witted, Annie longs for a day when she can be reunited with her parents. Then she has a run-in with Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), a workaholic mobile phone executive who's running for New York mayor. Will's advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale) suggests that he take Annie in temporarily to boost his poll numbers, and once settled in his spacious penthouse apartment she immediately charms Will's assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and driver Nash (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). And she begins to work her way into Will's heart as well.
From here, Gluck completely misses the point of the play, trying desperately to crank up a ridiculous scam subplot into some big final-act action mayhem. But this never gains any traction at all because it's clear what has to happen in the story. Indeed, the best thing on screen is the strong chemistry between Foxx and Wallis, who find moments of genuine humour and connection even in the silliest slapstick. And they seem almost reluctant every time they have to dive into yet another insipidly revamped song. Pop star Sia worked on them, but loses all the charm in the attempt to turn each one into a chart-topping clone. Fans of the original music will enjoy the brief riffs of the originals audible here and there, and they'll leave the cinema wanting to revisit the old numbers instead of these Frankenstein versions.
Continue reading: Annie Review
Sportswear by Ri-Ri is coming our way…
While we’re still waiting on her 8th album to drop it seems Rihanna has gone out and got herself a whole new job! The 26 year old singer has just been named as the new creative director for sports brand Puma and will be overseeing the brand’s whole women’s line, including apparel and footwear.
Rihanna is Puma's new creative director
Ri-Ri will also be acting as a brand ambassador, alongside sprinter Usain Bolt and footballer Mario Balotell and will feature in next year’s autumn/winter ad campaign. The singer will be in good company as Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles has also recently collaborated with the brand, on a footwear range.
Continue reading: A New Role For Ri-Ri: Rihanna Named Creative Director For Puma
The overly-confident alien race, the Boov, have faced some difficulties in their time, but they've just discovered a new planet that they can call home. The only drawback? The planet's name is Earth, and it already has inhabitants. But when, arguably the source of their problems, Oh ('The Big Bang Theory''s Jim Parsons) is abandoned by his race, he runs across a new friend. Tip (Rihanna), is a renegade, and after escaping from the occupation of the Boov with Oh, the two begin a road-trip with a difference as they try to find their way in the world and make their own home.
Continue: Home Trailer
Fans of the singer are eagerly awaiting the follow up to 2012’s ‘Unapologetic’
It seems a new Rihanna album could be on its way sooner than expected, after producer DJ Skee revealed the singer has recorded ten songs for a new record which could even arrive before the end of the year.
Could Rihanna have a new record up her sleeve?
“That project is a lot closer than anyone realised, including her own record label,” The Source reports Skee as saying. “She’s trying to put out a project to capitalise off the fourth quarter.”
Continue reading: Could A New Rihanna Record Be About To Drop?
Turns out Ri-Ri’s a big ‘Scandal’ fan
Continue reading: Rihanna Visits The White House And Finds Her Inner Kerry Washington
The former Destiny's Child star topped the Forbes list for the second consecutive year, more than doubling her earnings from 2013
For the second year in a row, Beyonce has been unveiled as the highest-earning female in the music industry, according to the annual Forbes list. With the help of her most recent album, her enormously successful world tour and a host of endorsement deals, she’s more than doubled her earnings from the previous year.
Beyonce came top of the Forbes rich list of female music stars for the second year in a row
The artist referred to in the list as Beyonce Knowles Carter was top of 2013’s list with an income of $53 million, and this year she’s into nine figures with $115 million. Yikes!
Continue reading: Beyonce Revealed As Highest Earning Female Music Star
Many people may have found the 26 year-old singer's response surprising when being asked, "what's the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?"
Ever wondered what kind of man Rihanna is attracted to? Well anyone trying to woo the 26 year-old singer should know that she recently revealed in an ideal relationship her man wouldn't be afraid to be the boss.
Rihanna thinks it is "sexy" when a man tells her what to do
In Rihanna's cover story in the December issue of Elle magazine, hitting newsstands on November 18th, which aims to introduce "the real Rihanna: strong, uncompromising, and radically beautiful," she is asked "What's the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?"
Continue reading: Rihanna Admits She Finds It "Sexy" When A Man Tells Her What To Do
The 26 year-old singer fired back at the television network for replacing her song with a pre-game report on the NFL's dealings with Ray Rice's domestic abuse case.
Rihanna isn't happy with CBS and she is letting everyone know about it. The beef between the television network and the 26 year-old singer began after her theme song was pulled from its Thursday Night Football broadcast last week.
Rihanna says "F--k you" to CBS
CBS were supposed to play RiRi's hit track 'Run This Town' in the opening of the sports broadcast ahead of Baltimore Ravens' home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the network decided to drop the song due to the ongoing domestic violence case that involves former Ravens player Ray Rice.
Continue reading: Rihanna Slams CBS For Dropping Her Song Amidst The Ray Rice Scandal
The singer also revealed he still talks to his therapist twice a week.
Chris Brown has weighed in on the controversy surrounding footballer Ray Rice, offering advice and drawing on his own experiences following his 2009 assault conviction. During an interview with MTV, Brown was asked for his opinion on the former Baltimore Raven, who was cut from the team and suspended by the NFL this week after a video emerged showing him hitting his then-fiancee.
Chris Brown offered advice to Ray Rice
"I think it's all about the choices you make," Brown said to MTV’s Sway. “With me, I deal with a lot of anger issues from my past - not knowing how to express myself verbally and at the same time not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they are.”
Continue reading: Chris Brown Offers Advice To Ex-Baltimore Raven Ray Rice
Chris Brown explained that he just wanted to grow up and put his beef with Drake behind him after jail stint.
Chris Brown has opened about wiping the slate clean with Drake after their highly publicised feud which involved a nightclub brawl back in 2012. Now not only have they made up, but they're working together!
Chris Brown is putting the past behind him
Brown explained to MTV how there was no real 'make up' moment for the pair, it was just a mutually mature decision to put the past behind them. 'We're young, so it's not like [we had] a pow wow over tea or nothing', he revealed. 'It didn't need to be explained. It wasn't no problem.'
Nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Winstead and others have leaked onto the internet, but given the sentence of Michael Chaney - the man who hacked Scarlett Johansson - the person behind the latest leak may be on borrowed time.
Hundreds of explicit images of celebrities including nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence leaked onto the internet on Sunday (August 31, 2014) via the 4chan website. Images of more than 100 well-known actors, singer and celebrities were part of the leak, which is rumored to be part of a major hacking of Apple's iCloud service.
Jennifer Lawrence confirmed the nude pictures were real [Getty/MIke Coppola]
As well as the Hunger Games actress - the most high profile - the list also included Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst, Winona Ryder and Aubrey Plaza. 4chan quickly removed the thread but the images have been circulating since.
Continue reading: Nude Pictures Of Jennifer Lawrence Leak, But Hacker Is On Borrowed Time
Rapper Chris Brown was seen participating in the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Centre in New York City. He was seen practicing ahead of the game's start, with his ex, Rihanna, sat in the front row, using her phone.
The game appears as one of the few times the ex-couple have been seen together, after Chris Brown was issued a restraining order following assault charges against Brown after he domestically abused Rihanna in 2009. The order forbade Brown from being within fifty yards (later reduced to ten) from Rihanna, before it was announced they were allowed to appear together at award shows together.
Following her recent tour with Eminem, Rihanna was seen attending a charity basketball game in New York City with friends.
At 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Centre in New York City, Rihanna and friends were seen making a grand appearance. While attending the charity basketball game (in which Rihanna's ex, Chris Brown, was participating) the group were given front row seats. Rihanna was seen wearing denim shorts and a RUN DMC jumper, as she met with friends and received a gift at one point. She was then given a drink, and spent some time talking to, and hugging, children.
Rihanna has recently returned from her tour with Eminem entitled 'The Monster Tour', named after their 2013 collaborative song, 'The Monster'.
Besides Rihanna, what are some other celebs that have been involved with owning sports teams?
You're a multi-platinum selling recording artist, people know you everywhere you go, and you can pretty much buy anything in the entire world. You have it all, so what do you do next? Buy a football club, of course - especially if you're Rihanna.
Rihanna is looking to buy a UK soccer club
According to reports, the 'Diamonds' singer is looking into buying a football club in the UK after she's finished creating a soccer academy in her homeland of Barbados. Rihanna took a trip to Brazil to watch the last few matches of the World Cup - so are her aspirations something she's really going to pursue, or is it just a case of the highly addictive World Cup fever? "We figured she was still on a high from the World Cup. But now it's becoming clear she really is serious," a source told the Daily Star. At the World Cup, Rihanna supported Brazil throughout until going for Germany in the final.
Continue reading: Rihanna Wants To Buy A Football Club - Which Team Suits Her Best?
Two music superpowers, rapper Eminem and singer Rihanna, have kicked off their joint tour in California.
As far as musical collaborations go, Eminem and Rihanna have given us some of the best. Between 'Love the Way You Lie' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Numb' and 'The Monster', every time the pair team up it seems to work, and it's no surprise really, considering they're two acts at the top of their game. No surprises then that their six date joint tour is something just a bit special.
A throwback photo of Eminem on stage at Lollapalooza in 2011
Rolling Stone had the scoop on the first night in Pasadena California, which saw the pair collaborate not only on their familiar tracks, but also duet on some others, such as a cover of B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams' 'Airplanes'. Rihanna also sang Dido's part in a rendition of Eminem classic 'Stan'.
Continue reading: Eminem And Rihanna Kick Off U.S Tour
The duo perform 'Stan' as well as their own collabs 'Love The Way You Lie' and 'The Monster'
Eminem at Lollapalooza 2014 (Getty/Theo Wargo)
In addition to reprising her choruses on ‘Love The Way You Lie’ and ‘The Monster’, the Barbadian singer also provided Dido’s vocal parts for ‘Stan’, which drew enormous cheers from the packed-out crowd. It’s not the first time that Eminem has snagged another superstar to duet with him on the 2000 hit single – he performed it with Elton John at the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Continue reading: Eminem Joined Onstage By Rihanna At Lollapalooza 2014
Which singers have tried their hand at acting recently?
It seems if you can sing, you should be able to act with a whole host of super singers putting down their microphones and picking up a script instead. Justin Timberlake has made one of the most impressive transferences from stage to screen with exciting supporting roles in hits including The Social Network and the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis and taking the lead role opposite Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits.
Beyoncé successfully combined both singing and acting in the musical drama, Dreamgirls, and also tried her hand at pure acting in everyone's favourite detective film, The Pink Panther and in American thriller, Obsessed.
Of course, there are some popstars that are unlikely to ever find themselves in Oscar contention, such as Justin Bieber following his role in two episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation back in 2010, and Joss Stone's slightly more substantial TV role as Anne of Cleves in The Tudors. But which serious fan of The Spice Girls didn't love their whirlwind musical comedy Spice World? And who didn't enjoy Britney Spears' turn in the girls on tour comedy Crossroads?
Rihanna is the latest victim of the celebrity stalking phenomenon.
What is it with all the celebrity stalkers lately? The latest star to fall victim to an overeager “fan” is Rihanna, who had handwritten letters allegedly delivered to her SoHo apartment. Think that sounds romantic? Well, the details make it considerably less so. To pop star’s not-so-secret admirer was a 53-year-old homeless man, who took it upon himself to stalk and harass RiRi.
This treatment put Rihanna "in fear for her physical safety."
And his letters were definitely on the wrong side of emotional. According to the New York Daily News, he repeatedly called Rihanna a b---h in his missives, and threatened to “bum (rush) in her apartment”.
Continue reading: Rihanna's Stalker Put Her "In Fear For Her Physical Safety"
Drake has announced his fourth album, "Views From The Six", though recording is yet to start.
The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO Sound, Drake’s own label. Although he’s announced the album, according to Rolling Stone recording won’t begin until after his tour with Lil Wayne concludes on September 27th, 2014, and the album itself likely won’t drop until spring of next year. Drake is currently set to perform his sold-out OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada alongside Outkast and mystery guests, beginning August 3rd, after which he’ll move on to his international tour and then the studio.
Drake, pictured here at the JUNO Awards, is up for another award - The Polaris
Though theories abound about the vague title, one popular speculation as told by Billboard.com claims it as a reference to his hometown of Toronto, where the primary area codes are 416 and 647. Friend and fellow OVO Sound musician Jimmy Prime reportedly gave Toronto the nickname of “The 6” due to the codes’ common digit. Coupled with his video for “Started From The Bottom” which depicted him working in Canadian chain Shoppers Drug Mart and rapping in the snow, “Views From The 6” lies naturally within the same vein as his frequent Toronto shoutouts.
Continue reading: Everything You Need To Know About Drake's 'Views From The 6'
Eminem becomes the first artist to receive two Digital Single Diamond awards from the RIAA. Which songs do you think landed him the honor?
After thirteen Grammy Awards, six number one albums, and a billion other accomplishments to his name, rapper Eminem is still going strong. This is because he’s the first artist ever to receive two Digital Single Diamond Awards from the RIAA. It’s impressive mostly because “Diamond” in music certification means that something sold ten million, and ten million is kind of a lot. Also because he’s apparently the first ever to do it. Even though Eminem’s had his fair share of popular singles in his day, he’s not the first that comes to mind when you think of huge songs, is he?
Eminem is the first artist to earn two Digital Diamond Single awards
So, which were the ones to nab him the title? It shouldn’t come as a surprise when ‘Love The Way You Lie’ featuring Rihanna was the first Diamond track, because that song was absolutely everywhere when it was first released back in 2010. Since then, it has gone on to sell over eleven million copies digitally. The lead single from that same album (Recovery) was the one to give Eminem the honor, as ‘Not Afraid’ just recently passed the ten million mark. When you think about the success he’s had with singles, you have to wonder what made ‘Not Afraid’ his big seller instead of his more radio-friendly tracks, but as catchy as they were, none of them comes close to what those two have sold.
Continue reading: Eminem Lands Second Diamond Single Award - A Look At His Biggest Singles
Sandra Bullock isn’t the first celeb to have crazed fans sneaking around her house
Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock has just recently discovered how far some fans will go to come into contact with their idols as a man broke into her Beverly Hills home in the early hours on Tuesday. Since being arrested, the man who has been identified as Joshua Corbett who is aged 39 and resides in the San Fernando valley, Los Angeles.
A man broke into Bullock's Beverly Hills home while she was inside.
Despite the apparent exclusivity and subsequent security that Beverly Hills affords inhabitants, Bullock’s run-in with the obsessive fan proves that they will often go to ridiculous measures in order to gain recognition from the subject of their adoration. It also presents a worrying security concern as a lapse in mental health often fuels these celebrity obsessions. Most famously, John Hinckley Jr’s assassination attempt on then President, Ronald Raegan, was seen by Hinckley as a way of courting the attention of actress Jodie Foster. But to have a fan invade one’s personal space and most intimate of dwellings is a unsettling notion for most people, never mind those of the celebrity calibre. Here are a selection of unfortunate celebs who’ve been subject to break-ins, robberies and warped fans who got a little too close for comfort.
Rihanna stole the show at the 2014 Cfda Fashion Awards in a sparkling mesh dressunder which her modesty was preserved solely by a G-string. She teamed it with a fur boa and sparkling head-piece that gave her the look of a rude 1920s pin-up.
Rihanna has become embroiled in an online row with TLC's T-Boz after the veteran singer allegedly criticised Rihanna's regular nudity.
Don’t nobody criticise Rihanna for putting her “boobycakes" on display! On a recent interview with Australian talk show Sunrise, TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins made a comment, allegedly about Rihanna, that the “Monster” singer is clearly amused by. In the interview, which featured T-Boz and fellow band member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, a voice over claims the singers singled out Rihanna and her penchant for getting nekkid in public.
Lil Mama and TLC at the LA Live American Music Awards
“Every time I see you you don’t have to be naked,” T-Boz said, adding, “We became the biggest selling group of all time with our clothes on…it’s easy to sell sex.” Now, the first thing we noticed is that T-Boz didn’t directly use Rihanna’s name in the interview, or at least isn’t shown to use it herself. It’s the voiceover that actually singles out Rihanna, although we can’t imagine the show would have so intentionally gone out of their way to have a bit of a celebrity sh*t stir…or would they?
Continue reading: The Boobycake Drama: Rihanna Vs. TLC
The 26 year-old singer took to Twitter to post a snap of TLC posing topless, just after members of the girl group slammed her for doing the same exact thing.
Rihanna isn't backing down!
The 26 year-old singer was recently blasted by TLC's Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for using the "sex sells" tactic to promote herself.
The band members made the criticisms when appeared on Australia's Sunrise 7 on Thursday (June 5th), ahead of their gig in Sydney.
The pop star made sure all eyes were on her at the CFDA Fashion Awards last night.
Rihanna has yet again proved her status as a style icon by wowing in the most daring of ensembles at Monday evening's CFDA Fashion Awards ceremony. The 26 year-old pop star attended to collect the Fashion Icon Award at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night (2nd June) in New York City.
Rihanna already had the award in the bag therefore she had to do little to prove her eligibility but the 'S&M' hitmaker decided to cement her reign in the fashion kingdom by wearing an outfit no one could take their eyes off.
The custom made, Adam Selman-designed sheer gown comprised of 216,000 Swarovski crystals and left little to the imagination. In a soft shade of pink and with a flapper girl-inspired headscarf and stole, the outfit was part Jessica Rabbit and part futuristic space goddess.
Justin Bieber has apologised for using a racial slur in the punch line of a joke in 2011, but he's not the only celebrity that has been accused of racism.
There’s a lot of words we’d use to describe Justin Bieber, but “racist” wasn’t one of them. That was, until a video emerged of the pop star over the weekend, in which he tells a joke which includes the N-word in the punchline. In the video, Bieber asks, “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” Before simulating the sound of a chainsaw, but using the N-word, “Run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****.”
Bieber has apologised for using the racist word in the punchline of a joke
The video was taken from footage that was filmed for Bieber’s 2011 documentary, “Never Say Never.” Unsurprisingly, it didn’t make the final cut, although that didn’t stop The Sun newspaper from finding and releasing it. Bieber is said to be “frustrated and sad,” and has released a statement regarding the leaked video: “I’m very sorry. I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour. I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn’t realise at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.”
Continue reading: Will Justin Bieber's Racist Joke Damage His Career?
Rihanna has responded to Charlie Sheen's furious rant via Twitter in which he accused the singer of rejecting his fiancé when he requested they be introduced. Rihanna posted a comment on Twitter which was evidently aimed at Sheen.
Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to complain about Rihanna.
The couple appear to have been dining at a restaurant to celebrate Ross' birthday when they noticed Rihanna was also present. As Sheen explained on Thursday (22nd May) via Twitter, "I sent a request over to her table to introduce my fiancé Scotty to her, as she is a
The 48 year-old actor was very annoyed with the pop star for allegedly refusing to meet his fiancé when they were all eating at the same restaurant.
Charlie Sheen is known for taking to Twitter to air any grievances or verbally attack another individual, but the 48 year-old's latest target is quite surprising.
"So, I took my gal out to dinner last night with her best friends for her Bday. We heard Rihanna was present as well," the former 'Two and a Half Men' star wrote.
Continue reading: Why Charlie Sheen And Rihanna Began A Twitter Feud
Rihanna took to twitter to give her thoughts on a fan's homemade prom dress and let's just say she wasn't feeling complimentary.
Rihanna is certainly no stranger to controversy, but this time she just might have gone a little too far with her response to a teenage fan on twitter. The singer has been accused of ‘cyber bullying’ after she appeared to mock a teenage fan who emulated one of her red carpet looks for her school prom. A cruel joke or a bit of harmless fun? Rihanna might be giving Joan Rivers a run for her money with this one.
Rihanna on the red carpet
16 year old Alexis Carter decided that for her Hollywood themed prom night she wanted to make a dramatic fashion statement and took inspiration from one of idols, Rihanna. With the help of her aunt, Carter created a winged sleeve dressed which was pretty close to Alexandre Vauthier’s creation that Rihanna sported at the 2010 Echo awards. Wether or not you like the outfit, for a homemade creation it is pretty impressive copy and Carter’s classmates seemed to agree on prom night. The student said that on the big night she received many compliments about her dress, including friends telling her that they "loved it".
Continue reading: Rihanna The Cyberbully? Singer Gives Cruel Response To Fan's Prom Dress
As usual, it was more complicated than we all thought.
The story of how Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z after the Met Gala was bizarre enough on its own, but it sounds even stranger since Rihanna’s name was mentioned. According to the New York Daily News, the younger Knowles sister lashed out at her brother in law after he said he was going to Rihanna’s after party without his wife. Apparently the tension had been brewing for a while, but it boiled over when Solange, Beyonce and Jay Z entered the now infamous Standard Hotel elevator.
Solange Knowles - the plot thickens.
According to the Daily News’ source, that was when Jay Z announced that he would attend Rihanna’s party, instead of going home with his wife.
Continue reading: The Plot Thickens: Rihanna's Involved In Jay Z/Solange Knowles Fight?
MAC cosmetics are launching a 'Maleficent' collection later this month, while they have just announced they will also release a 'The Simpsons' inspired range. Here's our top five MAC cosmetic collaborations.
There’s a reason why MAC is consistently considered the most current and coolest cosmetics manufacturer. They regularly produce the most coveted seasonal shades, as well as limited edition celebrity and themed collections. We can’t wait for the MAC Maleficent collection which is due to hit stores sometime this month, and equally exciting, news has come through that MAC will be launching a The Simpsons collection to celebrate the animated show’s 25th anniversary. As is with all MAC collections, the colour palette will be inspired by the theme, so we’re assuming a lot of yellow! Blue hair dye at the ready!
MAC cosmetics are launching a Simpsons-themed makeup collection
MAC have produced some fun and trendy collections in the past. Here are our five favourite MAC collections.
The R&B singer will remain caged as trial is delayed for the second time.
Chris Brown has just been hit with some pretty bad news: not only has his Washington D.C. assault trial been pushed back to June but he'll also have to stay in jail after his bid for freedom was rejected. The R&B singer is charged with punching a man in the face in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27, 2013.
Chris Brown Will Remain In Jail As His Assault Trial Is Delayed Until The 25th June.
Brown, who famously dated singer Rihanna, was arrested early on Sunday (27th Oct.) morning after a man, named as Parker Adams, accused him and his bodyguard of breaking his nose outside the W Hotel. Adams told police he'd tried to push his way into a photograph Brown was taking with a woman and her friend.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Stays Jailed As Assault Trail Delayed Until June
Chris Brown's assault trial in Washington D.C. will begin on Monday (21st April). Brown and his bodyguard are facing assault charges resulting from an incident in October 2013 in which they allegedly attacked a man after he jumped in on a picture fans were taking of Brown.
Chris Brown's assault trial will begin on Monday (21st April) a judge ruled on Friday (18th April). Brown has been accused of, alongside his bodyguard, assaulting a man in Washington D.C. last October.
Brown made a brief court appearance on Friday where a judge ruled, with onlookers including Brown's mother and rapper Bow Wow, Brown's trial will begin next week. Brown is not only facing penalties resulting from an assault, should he be found guilty, but may face jail time as a result of his previous convictions and issues with the law. At the time of the alleged assault in Washington, Brown was on probation thus he may be jailed as a result of breaking this. Brown's probably was the result of his conviction for assaulting his assault then-girlfriend Rhianna in 2009. Brown still has a number of hours of community service left over from this conviction, something which has also caused him legal troubles over the last year.
Continue reading: Chris Brown's Assault Trial To Begin On Monday In Washington
Music fans have named Ozzy Osbourne the hardest artist to understand, a poll reveals.
Music fans have named Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest artists to understand lyrically. 2000 people took part in the poll, which was created by Blinkbox music, a music streaming service. The poll aimed to find out which artist's lyrics fans find the hardest to decipher.
Music fans have named Ozzy Osbourne the hardest artist to understand
Ozzy Osbourne bagged first place as the artist whose music is hardest to make out. Fans are often left confused about what the Black Sabbath frontman is saying in his songs. It’s unclear whether they are able to understand him when he isn’t singing, as demonstrated by his bizarre Grammys intro speech.
Long time fans of Eminem feel the rapper has sold out in recent years. But what's led them to believe this and is it true?
Fifteen years ago Eminem was associated with his shocking, subversive lyrics as well as his utter disdain for the pop world and everyone in it. His basic view on the industry can be summed up neatly by these lyrics from his 2000 track The Real Slim Shady, “You think I give a damn about a Grammy? Half of you critics can’t even stomach me, let alone stand me. “But Slim, what if you win, wouldn’t it be weird?” Why? So you guys could just lie to get me here? So you can, sit me here next to Britney Spears?”
Fans of the old Eminem feel that he has sold out in recent years
Sadly, in more recent years Eminem seems to have sacrificed his single-minded agenda to stay true to his underground rapping roots. While Em’s early work was outrageous, intentionally offensive, satirical and down right hilarious, these days he opts to collaborate with artists that would have made his diss list a decade ago. In recent years Eminem has released tracks with Rihanna, Lil Wayne and Pink, riling up old fans who feel as though the rapper has sold out.
Continue reading: Has The Real Slim Shady Sold Out?
Eminem and Rihanna will unleash 'The Monster' at the MTV Movie Awards
Eminem and Rihanna will perform their smash hit collaboration 'The Monster' live at the Mtv Movie Awards 2014 on Sunday night (April 13). It will be the first time the pair have performed the single, which spent four weeks atop the Hot 100 chart.
Eminem and Rihanna Will Perform 'The Monster' At The MTV Movie Awards
The superstar duo join a line-up that already includes Ellie Goulding and Zedd, who will combine for a medley of 'Beating Heart' and 'Find You'. Conan O'Brien will host this year's show from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater.
Continue reading: Eminem, Rihanna Performing 'Monster' For First Time At MTV Movie Awards
Just another reason to look forward to Sunday night.
Eminem and Rihanna have signed on to perform at the MTV Movie Awards this year, MTV has just announced. They will step out on stage together to perform their chart-topping hit The Monster at Sunday’s event, before embarking on their summer tour together. This will be their first live performance of the Marshall Mathers LP 2 single. On its release, the album reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
Rihanna will join Eminem onstage for the first time this Sunday.
The duo join previously announced performers Twenty One Pilots with their new single Car Radio and Ellie Goulding and Zedd, who will join forces to perform Beating Heart and Find You. The full list of performers is yet to be revealed.
Continue reading: Eminem And Rihanna To Perform "Monster" Duet At MTV Movie Awards Sunday
Captain Smek is the leader of a group of aliens called Boov who are stranded in outer-space on their spaceship with no home planet to speak of. Determined to find themselves a permanent planetary home and desperate to evade their arch enemies, they travel across the universe in search of the perfect place. Unfortunately, every planet they land on seems to pose a threat - from monstrous, bloodthirsty predators to unbearably sweltering heat. One day, however, they discover the ideal dwelling for them; Earth. And so, the takeover of the human-inhabited world begins, with Smek under the impression that he is saving the humans. However, one young girl manages to escape their grasp and discovers one Boov who is exiled from his clan after accidentally informed their dreaded nemeses of their location. The pair thus become an unlikely duo, setting out to rescue their earthling and alien counterparts from the incoming menace.
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There's nothing we love more than finding out when celebrities are best friends, some of them aren't a secret, others will blow you away. We bet you never knew about Bette Midler and 50 Cent's budding best friendship...
Unlike Jennifer Lawrence and her rather normal best friend, Laura Simpson, celebs often pick other famous people to have as their BFFs. They all probably bump into each other at so many events that it’s difficult not to end up practically joined at the hip. Some of these celebrity BFFs you’ll already know about, some you’ll be totally surprised to hear have even met! The phrase chalk and cheese comes to mind.
Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have been BFFs since their Monica and Rachel days. The pair have seen each other through weddings and divorces, children and various film/TV projects. “We just have fun, we laugh, we’re inseparable and it’s great”, Cox said of Aniston, while her best friend in turn dubbed her “the most dependable and loyal”. Mutual appreciation society, or what? We love it! That's how all best friends should talk about each other in our opinion.
Continue reading: 50 Cent And Bette Midler? Our Favorite Celebrity BFFs
The rapper is certainly down with his pop culture.
Drake has delighted his fans by unexpectedly dropping new track, 'Draft Day,' which apparently refers to next month's NFL draft. The pop-infused rap track keeps ahead of the curve by namechecking other contemporary stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Chicago MC Chance The Rapper, over a Lauryn Hill sample.
Drake Has Dropped Brand New Track, 'Draft Day.'
The new song follows another new Drake song, 'Days In The East', played for the first time during a gig at Birmingham's NIA last month (March 21), which could indicate that, like Kanye West, Drake has a follow up to his 2013 album scheduled for release this year. Sampling Lauryn Hill's 1998 hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)," the tune opens with a nod to 21-year-old college football star Johnny Manziel.
Chris Brown is in police custody again after he was thrown out of the rehabilitation centre he has been in for the past four months.
Chris Brown may once again be facing jail time after he was thrown out of his court-ordered Malibu rehabilitation centre.
Brown is still suffering the repercussions from his assault on his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The 24-year-old has failed to complete to his five year probation sentence and has, on numerous occasions, neglected to serve his mandatory 1400 hours community service. He has also been involved in at least one violent assault when Brown allegedly attacked a man outside the White House.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, speaking to CNN, confirmed Brown was in custody after he was asked to leave the rehab facility. As of Friday (14th March) Brown was being held without bail at Los Angeles County men's central jail.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Jailed After Being Thrown Out Of Rehab Centre
Are they or aren't they? Rihanna and Drake spotted on dates all around Europe.
The Rihanna Drake love story seems to have picked up right where it left off back in 2012. Remember when Drake was involved in the nightclub argument with Rihanna’s bad boy ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, in a brawl that was allegedly over the Bajan babe?
Well, the pair have been inseparable for weeks now and have been papped on dates together all over Europe. It seems more than a bit of a coincidence to us that they have so regularly been in the same place at the same time! Drake once said of Rihanna: “She’s the ultimate fantasy. I mean, think about it. Like ‘Man, that would be good’. We have fun together, she’s cool and s**t. But we’re just friends, she’s my dog for life”. If that's not a hint, then we don't know what is!
Earlier this week Drake was spotted arriving at Cirque Du Soir with Rihanna
Continue reading: Are Drake And Rihanna The Hottest New(ish) Celebrity Couple?
What's your favourite type of celebrity Instagram pic?
Instagram is fast becoming the best way to get a get inside the lives of our favourite celebrities, where are they going, what are they wearing and who are they hanging out with? are all questions that Instagram has given us the answer to. Now it seems however much each celeb might be wanting to put their own personal touch on photo sharing, there are a few types of pics that we just can’t escape seeing on our favourite celebrity feeds.
Miley Cyrus Is A Fan of the Selfie
There’s no better place to start than the image of 2013, the selfie. As if the endless stream of photo shoots and paparazzi pics weren't enough for them, celebrities have now resorted taking pictures of themselves to share with the world. Just like with regular people the celebrity selfie comes in all different varieties, but unlike the rest of us, their's get a lot more likes.
Continue reading: Selfie? Throwback?: The Varying Form Of The Celebrity Instagram Picture
Celebrities get pretty much whatever they want, whenever they want. What do celebrities like Rihanna and Kanye West demand in their dressing rooms?
Being a celebrity comes with a lot of perks. The main one being wherever you go you get to send ahead a list of things you want waiting for you in your hotel or dressing room. Most of the celeb requests are fairly straightforward but some of them...well, just take a look at what the Business Insider uncovered.
Rihanna requests a plush animal print rug to walk around barefoot on
Rihanna apparently asks that any brick or lockers be concealed with white drapes, along with mood lighting for her to feel relaxed. Sure, we get that, no one wants to perform in front of thousands of people if you’ve been feeling a bit tense. She also requests a large, plush, animal print rug that must be clean as she plans to walk around on it in her bare feet. Do non-animal print rugs not feel as luxurious?
Continue reading: A Plush Animal Print Rug For Rihanna? Celebrity Dressing Room Demands
The diagnosis brings some context to Brown's violent behavior.
Chris Brown has had some infamous bouts of aggression and unpleasant behavior over the past few years. According to the rehab facility he recently checked into, the singer has been suffering from bipolar disorder and PTSD, contributing to his outbursts.
The diagnosis would explain, but not excuse Brown's violent behavior.
E! News has obtained court documents, which confirm that the facility has diagnosed Brown with both psychological disorders. Apparently his violent behavior was caused by a combination of factors beyond his disorders – sleep deprivation and self-medication are also on the list.
Continue reading: PTSD, Bipolar Disorder Behind Chris Brown's Agressive Behavior
The Bajan singer is also starring in the DreamWorks animation
Rihanna is reportedly following up her 2012 album Unapologetic with a concept album for an animated film, Home. This is according to Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who revealed the news in a conference call announcing the studio’s fourth-quarter and 2013 year-end results, Variety report.
Rihanna will be starring and providing the musical backdrop for Dreamworks' 'Home'
“In addition to her starring role, Rihanna will record the score for the movie and release an original concept album with songs from the film,” Katzenberg said. Rihanna will voice the main protagonist, Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci, in the film, and will likely perform some of the songs on the album within the movie itself. Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin also star.
Continue reading: Rihanna Working On A Concept Album For Dreamworks Animated Feature
A Motley Crue announcement, an out-of-this-world Grammys gig and an angry Quentin Tarantino: there wasn't a dull moment in the news this week.
Grammy Awards Glory: Last Sunday's Grammy Awards proved probably the most spectacular ceremony in living memory. The most enviable of all performance line-ups entertained a near-record 28.5 million viewers, with Madonna, Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Ringo Starr, Sir Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl all showing off their skills.
As for the small matter of the actual awards, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the evening's big winners whilst newcomer Lorde picked up two gongs and Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kacey Musgraves and Black Sabbath were also prominent victors. This, year, perfect pop princess Taylor Swift went home empty-handed, which made for some pretty funny videos.
The superstar unveils her plans to combat AIDS.
In the latest Rihanna news, the pop superstar has detailed her plans to combat the AIDS epidemic by launching a new line of lipstick for her make-up brand of choice, MAC Cosmetics. The 25 year-old singer announced her charitable plans and explained her motives in an interview with ABC's Good Morning America.
Rihanna Has Unveiled Her Philanthropic Plans To Combat The Spread Of AIDS.
The American Music Awards' first ever 'Icon Award' recipient was humble in her latest achievement, winning the Best Urban Contemporary Album for Unapologetic. "It was quite emotional [...] I was in shock, I'm excited. It's a good feeling to be that excited at this point in my career," Rihanna smiled.
The veteran rockers may have suffered some turbulence in their ranks, but that hasn't stopped them bringing in the Benjamins
Bon Jovi made over $205m (£125m) collectively over the last twelve months of being on tour; an impressive amount by all means, ensuring they finish 2013 as the highest grossing touring group of the year. Since January, the band have performed 90 sets to over two million fans, according to Billboard's yearly rankings, with each show a sell-out, making them easy victors in this year's rankings.
Bon Jovi performed to millions of people across the globe and made millions back in return
The Michael Jackson-inspired 'Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour' by Cirque Du Soleil came in second and despite not scoring a single sell-out performance, they contortionists still managed to bring in $157m Third and fourth place was decided by a few (hundred) thousand, with Pink edging out Bruce Springsteen for the No. 3 spot. Her 114 shows in 2013, 111 of which sold out, earned the singer $147.9m as she performed to over 1.5 million people across the globe. Springsteen saw his 53 tours sell out in 36 locations, with over 1.3 million people paying a combined $147.6m to see The Boss.
Continue reading: Bon Jovi Record Highest Earning World Tour Of 2013
Eminem's upcoming video features soldiers, a cage, a therapist and a look back on Marshall Mathers' best and worst moments - and that's just the promo.
Eminem has just released a teaser for his upcoming video with Rihanna, Monster, and it’s… well, it’s intense. Judging from the 56-second clip, this is going to be another introspective video by the rapper, where he takes a look back at his life and career with the help of RiRi as a sexy therapist.
Eminem has joined forces with RiRi on what looks to be a very dark video.
The video opens with aMr Mathers watching a playback of his life in a darkened room to the sound of a metronome and a Newton’s cradle. It’s a therapist’s office presumably and Rihanna soon steps in as that the therapist – a rather elegant one at that, sporting vampy red lips and a sleek bob. As she observes Eminem (she even has a yellow notepad and everything), the TV flashes frames alluding to his family issues, battles with drug addiction (the rapper entered rehab in 2005), etc. etc.
Continue reading: Eminem Is "The Monster" And Rihanna Is A Therapist In New Video Promo
Check out the 80s throwback video for Eminem's 'Rap God', below.
He’s sold over a million copies, is destined to stay in the Top 10 throughout the festival holiday, and now he has a new video for his controversial, multi-referential single Rap God, which you can watch below.
Eminem thinks he's a rap god
Eminem makes several pointers to his rapping style being robotic in the song – something he presumably takes as a compliment – and this is evident in his video.
Continue reading: Eminem Channels Max Headroom In New Video For 'Rap God' [Video]
The Dutch DJ scored his first No. 1 at the first time of asking
Lily Allen couldn't secure her place at the top of the UK Singles Chart this week, as her cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' was pipped to the podium by a school kid from The Netherlands. Garrix managed to secure the top spot ahead of Allen with his dancefloor anthem 'Animals,' beating Allen's holiday number to the top of the chart.
Allen's cover, which serves as the soundtrack for the much-applauded John Lewis Christmas advert, was unable to earn the singer her first number one since returning to music a few weeks ago. Still, the success of the single and the advert have gone on to spark renewed interest in the Keane original, which has returned to the chart at No. 29.
Garrix could have had the honour of being the youngest artist to reach No. 1 this year were it not for the infectious 'Royals' by 16-year-old Lorde reaching the top spot three week ago. Regardless, reaching the No. 1 spot overseas must be a pretty extraordinary feeling, especially when you're just 17! Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, the Dutch wunderkind said, “I didn't expect this success at all! I made Animals as a club record and seeing it chart so high worldwide and especially a Number 1 in the UK was really beyond my expectations. I will definitely celebrate this with my parents, friends and at school!"
Continue reading: Lily Allen Pipped To The No. 1 Spot By Martin Garrix' Debut
Chris Brown is out of rehab and is set to continue with community service. He is also facing charges relating to an alleged assault in Washington DC.
Chris Brown has checked out of rehab.
Brown checked into rehab on 30th October, after he was involved in an alleged fight in Washington in which he reportedly assaulted a man. Brown was in the rehab centre undergoing anger management treatment.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Checked Out Of Rehab But Facing Community Service
The Bajan singer has joined the likes of Elvis Presley and The Beatles by scoring her seventh number one in as many years
Rihanna made chart history this weekend when her latest collaborative effort with rapper Eminem entered the chart at number one, meaning she's hit the top spot for seven years running, at some point or another. The feat has only ever been matched by The Beatles and Elvis Presley and has etched her into the history books alongside those two recording greats.
'The Monster' - her second number one collaboration with Eminem following their massively successful link up on 2010's 'Love the Way you Lie' - continues a run of form that began in 2007 with 'Umbrella' and it looks as though she could even break the eight year mark.
Rihanna has now had 8 number one singles over a period of 7 consecutive calendar years. But let's put that into perspective: alongside her fellow 'Club 7' record breakers, The Beatles had 17 number one singles in the same period, more than double that of Ri-Ri. She's got a long way to go.
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