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8 New Albums To Check Out This Week

8/4/2015 9:57am EDT
Dr. Dre & Luke Bryan Leads Albums To Check Out This Week
August looks to start with a bang considering a jam-packed new music release week. In other words, Friday, August 7 should be an awesome time for music buyers, who have a lot to choose from. Luke Bryan ranks chief amongst new releases, but a surprise release from Dr. Dre – a LONG time in the making – cements the soundness of the first releases of August 2015. Here are eight newbies to check out this week!

1) Dr. Dre, Compton: A Soundtrack (Aftermath/Interscope)

After a 16-year hiatus, Dr. Dre releases his third studio album, Compton: A Soundtrack. So what happened to the long-await...
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Jill Scott’s 'Woman' Is A Triumph For R&B

8/4/2015 8:47am EDT
Jill Scott Makes It Two Consecutive No. 1 Albums On Billboard
R&B has triumphed atop the Billboard 200 for the second time this year! Is it a total change of pace for commercially ailing genre? Jill Scott follows her first #1 album, 2011’s Light Of The Sun with a second one with Woman. Woman didn’t match the higher-flying sales of Light Of The Sun, but Scott’s first album in four years certainly has performed better than most of her contemporaries’ R&B efforts. 62,000 units is by no means “the second coming,” but it’s respectable considering the number of albums that have tanked this year (yeah you Jamie Foxx and Ciara).

Jill Scott wasn’t the sol...
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Cilla Black, Beloved British TV Host, Dies

8/4/2015 7:52am EDT
Cilla Black, British Singer & TV Host Dies At 72, Stroke Likely
British TV star Cilla Black died at her home in Marbella, Spain, on Saturday. She was 72.

The TV host's body was discovered by her son Robert, who had to break down her bedroom door after she had gone for a nap and didn't respond when he went to wake her. He found her body on a terrace adjacent to her bedroom, and after an inconclusive autopsy investigators believe the extreme temperature change in going from her air conditioned bedroom to the warm solarium may have caused her to get dizzy and fall, according to the London Evening Standard.

A source told the newspaper, "Cilla's son found ...
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Rita Ora Takes To The Sea In A Very Tiny String Bikini

8/3/2015 11:39pm EDT
Rita Ora
Rita Ora spent the day out on the Mediterranean on Monday, showing off her curves in a white string bikini while hanging out with some friends on a boat off the coast of Formentera.

The 24-year-old enjoyed some down time after a weekend in nearby Ibiza for BBC Radio 1's Ibiza Weekend, where she showed some support for pal Nick Grimshaw, who broadcasted his morning show from the Balearic island.

Grimshaw is set to join Ora on the judges panel for the upcoming 12th season of Britan's "The X-Factor," and the two British A-listers have co-hosted BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards for the past two year...
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Demi Sizzles In The September Cosmo!

8/3/2015 4:49pm EDT
Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Relapses, Praises Boyfriend Wilm
Her latest hit single may be titled "Cool For The Summer," but Demi Lovato is looking pretty hot on the September issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

The singer, 22, opens up about her relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama in the issue, revealing that the reasons the couple called it quits in the past five years were due to her drug relapses.

"The only times we ever broke up were when I was relapsing," she says, "whether it was drugs or in a bad place and rebelling against everybody, not just him...

"People say that relapses happen before you use. Your mind starts setting up the relapse ...
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One Direction’s New Single ‘Drag Me Down’ Rocks!

8/3/2015 11:57am EDT
One Direction Begins The Post-Zayn Era Off Right With 'Drag Me D
The post-Zayn Malik One Direction era has officially begun. That’s not to say that the mourning has ceased from Directioners everywhere hoping Malik’s exit was the nightmare of the 2010s, but the quintet now reduced to a quartet have to move on. Honestly, historically, a huge change in personnel for a band – rock or pop-oriented – can be a fragile time. In other words, One Direction’s fifth studio album is a very important.

Producers and the Brit-Irish band must get it right and prove that One Direction will be fine sans Zayn. That sounds cruel perhaps – maybe even belittling to a band tha...
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Would You Leave Chris Brown Alone With A Baby?

8/2/2015 6:14pm EDT
Chris Brown's Baby Mama Wants His Visits With Daughter Royalty S
The mother of Chris Brown's lovechild says that she's not comfortable leaving her daughter alone with the singer.

Nia Guzman has filed documents asking that Brown only be allowed to see his daughter Royalty under supervision, according to TMZ.com, after Brown filed for joint custody.

Guzman feels that Brown isn't responsible enough to care for the one-year-old and that many in his entourage have substance abuse issues and she doesn't want her child around any of that.

Brown thinks Guzman's battle for custody is being waged in order to get more child support from him.

Last month TMZ repo...
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Memorable And Outrageous VMA Moments

8/1/2015 2:30pm EDT
The Most Outrageous Moments From The MTV VMAs
Love'em or hate'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are one of the most iconic award shows in all of pop-culture. Ever since its inception in 1984, the show has been a juggernaut in showing just who told the best visual story with their music. Aside from the music videos, though, there's been a great number of crazy antics and wacky moments that have taken place, too. That's what we're here to celebrate.

Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift (2009)

Nothing represents the craziness of the VMAs more than when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her “Best Female Video" win. It was u...
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Amy Schumer Shares Bikini Shot Of New BFF Jennifer Lawrence

7/31/2015 3:19pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Amy Schumer shared a handful of photos from her summer vacation, revealing that she's spending her down-time with new pal Jennifer Lawrence.

The comedienne shared a shot of lawrence at the top of a "human pyramid" wearing a colorful Mara Hoffman string bikini, and a shot of the two riding a jet ski. "#maniac," she captioned the image.

A third shot of the 34-year-old shows her, Lawrence and eight other pals piled onto a trio of floats in the ocean. She captioned it, "Binders of women," a reference to one of the quotes made by 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney nearly three years ago.
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Katy Perry Could Be America's Next Top Supermodel

7/30/2015 10:44pm EDT
Katy Perry Vogue Japan
Katy Perry rocks her short pixie-do in the September issue of Vogue Japan, showing that if she ever gives up on music she's definitely got what it takes to be a supermodel.

The singer, who posed in a number of shots ranging from lingerie to sweatsuits to furs, shared a series of three images across the top of her Instagram page on Tuesday. Unfortunately, from now on she'll have to keep posting three shots at a time to if she wants to keep the triptych intact:

Katy's playful pink cover is a far cry from what's on the pages inside the issue, where she holds her own in a spread styled by C...
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