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Ariana Grande Was Writing Sexually Mature Song Lyrics At Age 14

September 20th, 2014 3:01pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is finally sitting on top of the world right now with her smash-hit second album "My Everything," and the 21-year-old sat down to discuss her rise to fame in the October issue of Marie Claire magazine.

Following a successful stint on Nickelodeon's "Victorious" and then a season of spinoff "Sam & Cat," the singer is finally where she wants to be with her career.

"I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album," she explains. "I was like, 'Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I'm ready. L...
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10 Of The Most Controversial Songs Of The 10s

September 20th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
10 Of The Most Controversial Songs Of The 10s
Controversy has become commonplace in music, particularly in the 10s. Musicians are certainly taking more liberties, pushing the envelope more than ever before. Often, the weapon of choice is sex, but ultimately, there are few limitations to controversy anymore. Below are 10 of the more controversial songs of the 10s. Perhaps these don’t necessarily rank as the biggest offenders, but they have all raised eyebrows and/or drawn skeptics for some reason or another.

1) Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I., “Blurred Lines” (Blurred Lines, 2013)

“Blurred Lines” has controversy ...
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Judge Throws Out $30 Million Wig Lawsuit Against Nicki Minaj

September 19th, 2014 10:41am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has landed a big win after a lawsuit filed against her was thrown out of court earlier this week.

The rapper was being sued for $30 million by her former hair stylist, Terrence Davidson, who accused her of stealing his wig designs and backing out of a deal she had with him to start their own business venture selling the multi-colored hairpieces.

Minaj dumped Davidson last year because of "creative differences" and she says he's just suing her because "he lost his most famous client."

The singer asked Atlanta, Georgia, District Judge Harold Murphy to dismiss the case, and he a...
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Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Shake Things Up In New Music Video 'Booty'

September 19th, 2014 9:30am EDT
Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Shake Things Up In New Music Vide
After being mesmerized by Jennifer Lopez' backside for three full minutes on Fashion Rocks last week as she werked and twerked her way through her new tune "Booty," you may have had enough of the one thing that made her J Lo in the first place.

Or, maybe not! That famous posterior is on full display in her new video featuring Iggy Azalea, "Booty." In a montage that does nothing but glorify the booty, Lopez and Azalea get steamy in swimwear and twerk, dance and grind against each other in some seriously sexy sequences. La Lopez teased fans with a sneak peek of the video on Instagram in ear...
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Ariana Grande Blasts Diva Rumors, Says They Have Her 'Laughing Out Loud'

September 18th, 2014 11:41pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has dismissed rumors that her recent alleged diva behavior included an incident earlier this summer during which she bashed fans after signing autographs.

The 21-year-old singer took to her twitter page earlier this week to set the record straight, saying that "some of these rumors that have been coming out" about her have her "laughing out loud."

"Really can't take em seriously," she wrote.

According to a source who spoke to the New York Daily News, Ariana was at a New York City radio station earlier this summer and signed some autographs for fans on her way in for her int...
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Review: After Many Delays Chris Brown's 'X' Is Stronger Than Expected

September 18th, 2014 3:30pm EDT
Chris Brown - X
What’s a deadly disease that damages a musician’s career? The correct answer is the delayed album. Sure, controversy does the same (Chris Brown might know something about that), but the delayed album can be truly devastating. Brown’s sixth studio album X has been delayed several times. That said, even at its most imperfect, X is better than previous LP Fortune. Not only was Fortune filled with curse words, it also incited curse words…

"X" opens the effort mysteriously, gradually evolving into electro-R&B. It sports repetition and gimmickry commonplace to contemporary R&B and pop. Eve...
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Jimmy Fallon Nails 1944 Spike Jones Hit To Beat Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton In Latest 'Tonight Show' Lip Sync Battle

September 18th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani On The Tonight Show
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani joined "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon for the the comedian's latest epic Lip Sync Battle on Wednesday night.

The two stars, who are team mentors on NBC's hit singing series "The Voice," were both the house to promote the upcoming seventh season of the show, which premieres on Sept. 22.

Shelton starts things off with his version of Taco's "Puttin' on the Ritz," complete with a champagne glass and a tap dance solo, and after Fallon's turn singing Ellie Goulding's "Burn," Stefani stepped up to the mic for Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

With no clear sta...
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Taylor Swift's Impeccable Style Lands Her Top Spot On People Magazine's 'Best Dressed' List

September 18th, 2014 10:12am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been named "Best Dressed of the Year" by People magazine in the publication's latest issue, it's annual Style Special.

When she's not dazzling in ball gowns on the red carpet at the biggest events and award shows, the 5'11" singer's day-to-day style is nothing short of impeccable.

Taylor describes her dress code as "feminine, leggy and ever-changing," and she says that she was "more willing to take a risk than ever before" in 2014.

Perhaps her getting more adventurous with her style goes hand-in-hand with her move from a country-crossover artist to mainstream pop, as evi...
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Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend

September 18th, 2014 9:42am EDT
Pop Star Iggy Azalea Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend
Pop superstar Iggy Azalea filed a lawsuit against former boyfriend Maurice Williams, claiming copyright infringement and theft.

Back in 2008, 17-yaer-old Azalea was known by her real name, Amethyst Kelly, and lived in Houston, Texas where she was trying to eke out a recording career. She met Williams, much older than her, who took care of her and got her an apartment. The two began a relationship but Williams had a secret he didn't tell his younger girlfriend, that he was married with a family.

The two were still a couple into 2009 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.The lawsuit claims that...
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Christian Rapper Lecrae Takes ‘Anomaly’ To The Top Of Billboard 200

September 18th, 2014 8:31am EDT
Lecrae Anomaly
It’s rare that the Christian rapper debuts atop the Billboard 200. How rare – well it never happens – like “never ever.” Anyways, Lecrae made it happen this week as Anomaly outperformed early prognostications and sold 88,000 copies. Lecrae was able to hold off a strong second week from Maroon 5’s V (80,000 copies, #2) as well as what was thought to be a tight race with Jhené Aiko (Souled Out sold 70,000 copies, good for #3).

While Lecrae’s debut is celebratory, it is also another week where no albums moved 100,000 copies. Throw in the fact that besides Lecrae and Jhené Aiko, the top ...
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