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Albums To Check Out This Week

April 14th, 2015 8:30am EDT
Tyler, The Creator Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, another week which means new music to sink one’s teeth in. Much like last week, the cupboard isn’t exactly full – there’s few notable newbies. Even so, a few is better than none and this week that few includes an underground rapper, an up-and-coming Canadian teen pop sensation, a veteran country artist, and a hard rock band. Here are four albums to check out this week.

1) Tyler, The Creator, Cherry Bomb (Odd Future)

Underground rapper Tyler, The Creator returns with a surprise fourth studio album, Cherry Bomb. Cherry Bomb follows Tyler’s 2013 album Wolf, which debuted at #3 on ...

So This Kiss Happened At Coachella...

April 13th, 2015 5:23pm EDT
Madonna Kissed Drake At Coachella & He Definitely Wasn't Thrille
Madonna stunned fans with a surprise appearance at the Coachella music festival in California over the weekend. She shocked them even further when she made out with Drake in front of an audience.

On Sunday night, the pop star, 56, appeared on stage as Drake, 28, performed a song named after the singer. She wore a tank top with the words "Big As Madonna" (a line from his song), fishnet stockings and knee-high boots.

She belted out a medley of hits, such as "Human Nature" and "Express Yourself," before leaning over behind him and kissing him -- really passionately on the mouth.

Drake looke...

An Emotional Bobby Brown Makes Public Appearance

April 13th, 2015 3:55pm EDT
Bobby Brown Makes First Public Appearance Since Bobbi Kristina's
Singer Bobby Brown has spent almost all of his time since his daughter Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized in February at her bedside. Bobbi Kristina has been in a medically induced coma since being found unresponsive in the bathtub January 31.

But that changed, at least briefly, this past weekend when Bobby Brown made an appearance at the Soul Food Festival in Downtown Los Angeles. That doesn't mean, however, that Brown didn't still have his daughter on his mind Saturday night.

He reportedly became emotional while addressing the crowd and thanking everyone for their support.

"I must tell y'...

Meghan Trainor Likes British Men?

April 13th, 2015 3:21pm EDT
Meghan Trainor Looking For Love While On Tour In U.K.
"All About That Bass" singer Meghan Trainor is currently on tour in the United Kingdom. While the 21-year-old is a native of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Trainor is reportedly smitten with England and more specifically, with the British men she's met while on tour.

She was quoted in the Daily Star as saying that she would "love a British man."

"I'd love a British man as you all seem to have nice manners. My album is about respect, and that's something that UK men have."

Trainor's comments seem sincere, but they are also not going to help stop the recent rumors that she is dating a famous Br...

Kanye West Gets Wet During Impromptu Concert (Watch)

April 13th, 2015 12:02pm EDT
Kanye West Jumps Into A Lake In Armenia During Performance (Watc
Kanye West treated a crowd of fans in Armenia to a surprise concert that his wife Kim Kardashian tweeted about only twelve hours earlier.

The rapper treated the crowd to some of his hits including "Stronger" and "Jesus Walks" at Swan Lake in Yerevan before he jumped into the lake during the performance of "Good Life."

West has been in Armenia with wife Kim Kardashian and her family for a vacation to understand her family's heritage. The free show was announced by Kardashian on Twitter just hours before it took place on Sunday night at Karapi Lich in Yerevan.

Fans by the thousands Numerou...

Keep Your Day Job -- Madonna Fails Miserably At Stand Up Comedy Attempt (Watch)

April 12th, 2015 5:22pm EDT
Madonna and Jimmy Fallon
After years of producing elaborate stage shows where "no one makes any money," Madonna told Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night's episode of The Tonight Show that it would be nice if she didn't have to deal with all the expensive productions and could just walk out on stage and tell jokes, like a stand up comedian.

Naturally, Fallon's show was the perfect place to make this happen, as the host was more than willing to let her give it a try.

Once the two broached the subject of her dream job, she said she's "kind of a closet comedian" -- but, unfortunately, she should probably stay there (along...

Singer's Family Has Some Anger Management Issues

April 12th, 2015 11:28am EDT
John Mellencamp's Two Sons Sentenced Over 2013 Assault In Indian
John Mellencamp's two sons stood before an Indiana judge on Friday and were sentenced for their part in a 2013 fight after a party that left a 19-year-old in the hospital.

The singer's sons pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges for their part in the Bloomington, Indiana, fight, and Mellencamp's youngest son Speck, 19, was sentenced to spend one year in jail (he'll only serve five days). Mellencamp's other son, Hud, 20, was handed a suspended sentence and 50 hours of community service. Both men received a year of probation as well.

The two avoided longer sentences when felony batte...

'Hot In Herre' Busted For Drug, Firearm Possession In Tennessee

April 12th, 2015 11:02am EDT
Rapper/reality TV star Nelly was arrested in Tennessee on Saturday morning after his tour bus was pulled over by a state trooper for not having a required sticker.

During the traffic stop, the officer smelled marijuana smoke, according to TMZ, and found a number of illegal drugs, including marijuana and crystal meth, along with drug paraphernalia and a cache of firearms.

Nelly was booked on felony drug charges for the meth, along with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

TMZ reports that the handguns found included a .45 caliber pistol, a .50 caliber pistol, and a Smith and We...

Garth Brooks: 'Family More Important Than Fame'

April 12th, 2015 8:43am EDT
Garth Brooks
With a new album and a world tour, Garth Brooks makes a triumphant return to country music by embarking on a world tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood.

The superstar, 53, opens up in this week's issue of PEOPLE about taking time off in 2000 (14 years!) and trading the spotlight for the chance to be a stay-at-home dad to raise his three daughters.

"People said, 'How could you walk away from music?'" Brooks tells PEOPLE. "But being a dad - there's nothing that can touch that."

At the time, much of Brooks' life was in turmoil. His mom, Colleen, had recently died from cancer, his marriage to...

Gruesome News For Solange Knowles

April 11th, 2015 3:58pm EDT
Solange Knowles
A friend and business partner of Solange Knowles is in a critical condition after being stabbed in New Orleans, La., on Wednesday.

Armina Mussa was allegedly attacked by a friend of her roommate. Mussa reportedly had an argument with Arronesia Christophe, who is accused of pulling a knife and repeatedly stabbing the 24 year old.

Police arrested Christophe, 26, who was arraigned on charges of attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery. She is being held on $50,000 bail. Christophe claimed she acted in self-defense.

Knowles's rep told USA Today that the singer traveled from Los...