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Oh Na Na, What’s My Name? 15 Of The Best Music Videos By Rihanna

April 17th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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Rihanna Top 15 Music Videos

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Rihanna has decided to quench the thirst of Navy fans by releasing her latest video for the song “American Oxygen” to the masses.

Rihanna’s videos are always fresh to death. She takes big chances and is not afraid to twerk it out in a jean thong to get her point across: she’s the baddest gyal. Never forget it!

Let’s revisit 15 of Rihanna’s hottest music videos while we impatiently wait for the release of R8.

Dynamic Duos: Musical Duets We Would Love To See

May 13th, 2014 - By M A
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Musical Duets Would Love To See

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What’s better than a musical powerhouse taking the stage before thousands of screaming fans? Two musical powerhouses taking the stage before thousands of screaming fans. It is all too rare an occurrence that singers join forces for an epic concert experience for the fans that adore them. But the union of Mr. and Mrs. Carter “On the Run” together has given us renewed hope that there are years of superstar-duo tours in our future. Here are the musical duets we would love to see.

Mommy Mash Up: New Video – Shakira Gets Sexy With Rihanna

January 31st, 2014 - By Kweli Wright
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“Can’t Remember To Forget You” from Shakira’s upcoming album is also her first video since having her son Milan a year ago with long-time beau soccer star Gerald Pique. The steamy clip was shot in a sprawling Los Angeles mansion, and Shakira, 36, says Rih Rih, 25, was the perfect collaborator for this song.  Shakira and Rih writhe around on a bed while smoking cigars in matching black bathing suits and sky-high Louboutins, and they’re not shy about sharing affections with each other.

“This song ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’ combines both the reggae and the rock spirit,” The Voice judge explains in footage from the video shoot. “That’s why I thought that Rihanna was perfect and thought that she was the other half for this.”


The Colombia native says motherhood is inspiring her. “Since my last album I’ve entered one of the happiest phases of my life,” the Grammy-winning singer told People. “It was definitely a time of change, of rebirth, of self-discovery and of course, becoming a mother, which turned my world on its head in the best of ways.”

Are we in the middle of a mom movement where new mothers (especially celebrity mothers) feel the need to show off their snapback and sexiness at a whole other level? Once upon a time, new motherhood was all about the babies and the gadgets and getting back to work, and yes, getting their bodies back, but these days it seems mothers are out to prove that they can be even more sexy that pre-baby.

We’re not mad at a fabulous mom who is in touch with who she is as a woman, but it made us think: is this a new trend or is it just something that’s more in our faces as more celebrities have babies and get right back to working it out, so to speak.

New moms, and established moms, do you (or did you) feel pressure to come back after baby with a “bigger and badder” image after becoming a parent? Was there pressure from your girlfriends, your partner or spouse, even your own mom, to get back to looking great? Do celebrity snapback photos and stories have any influence on how you feel after baby?

Rihanna And Shakira Glam Up On New Single, “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Cover Art

January 10th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From StyleBlazer 

The lovefest between Rihanna and Shakira, after recording the single “Can’t Remember to Forget You”, better make for a good song.

The ladies released the cover art for the song that has them looking quite seductive and glamorous– decked into tons of gold jewels.

We’re loving the look too, but seriously. This song better go hard.

Read more on Rihanna and Shakira’s new single at 

Are They Thieves? Artists Accused Of Stealing Music

September 6th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Many feel all great artists get their inspiration from other great artists but there’s a thin line between using someone’s song as a muse and outright ripping them off. These 15 musicians have been accused of stealing another artist’s music.

Artists Accused Of Stealing Music


Alicia Keys

R&B singer Alicia Keys took a break from making music to start a family. Returning to the scene with a brand new image and a new album, the New York native lit up the charts with her single “Girl On Fire.” Too bad the song that helped re-launched her career would lead her right into a courtroom. Songwriter Eric Shurman has accused the “Foolish” singer of using his 1962 song “Hey There Lonely Girl” that was used by Eddie Harmon for her hit song. Last December Shuman filed a lawsuit against Keys, who is now a girl getting sued.

Celebrity Smarties Whose Brains Are As Big As Their Bucks

June 11th, 2013 - By M A
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We usually applaud celebrities for their beauty, their skill on screen or on the stage, or their penchant for getting into mischief. But this time around we’re actually singling out some very special celebrities for their accomplishments on another front: Intellect. These 14 famous folks have not only soared to the tops’ of their respective crafts but have never felt the need to dumb themselves down.

Big Things Come In Small Packages:15 Celebrity Women 5’2″ And Shorter

May 24th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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They may be the shortest person in any given room but don’t get it twisted, these 15 celebrity women prove that big things come in small packages.

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Misty Copeland

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland is considered by many to be the first Black female soloist in the American Ballet Theatre. Even though she didn’t start dancing until the age of 13, in just two years Copeland, considered a prodigy, was fielding numerous professional offers. Standing at a petite 5 feet and 2 inches, Copeland was appointed a soloist in 2007. A standout among her peers, she impressed the legendary musician Prince during a two-day video shoot for in 2009 so much, the purple one became her mentor and friend.

BOOOO! Despite Higher Ratings On “The Voice,” Usher And Shakira Are Out For Next Season And Cee-Lo And Christina Aguilera Are Back In

May 15th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Is it just me, or can these reality competition shows not keep a steady set of judges to save their lives?

Despite major success, especially in the ratings, since coming on as new judges for The Voice, both Usher and Shakira say that they will step down from their comfy red spinning chairs due to other commitments. According to Us Weekly, Usher is said to be working on a new movie around the time the new season would be filming, so he had to pass, and as for Shakira, she just gave birth to son Milan four months ago, and would like to take a break so that she could just be home with her new family instead of flying back and forth.

“Shakira wants to take a season off to take care of the baby,” the source explained. “She has an option to come back too. And Usher is doing a movie, so he couldn’t do season 5 if they wanted him to.”

Sources say that there’s a possibility that the two will return to the show in the future, but for now, the always interesting Cee-Lo and divalicious Christina Aguilera will return to their chairs for the fifth season. If you forgot, Aguilera stepped away from the show for this season so that she could concentrate on promoting her album, Lotus (don’t think anyone bought it though…), and Cee-Lo also left to focus on a deal he made to do a residency in Las Vegas for this year, but they were always expected to return. But so soon??? We’ve barely got adjusted to Usher and Shakira, who seem to have really good and genuine chemistry with Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Ah well, it was interesting enough while it lasted, time to get that old thing back.
Did you prefer Usher and Shakira in the spinning red chairs, or the originals, Christina and Cee-Lo?

You Can Save All That, Bruh: Wyclef Jean Says He Would Be Happy To Help Lauryn Hill With Tax Troubles (“My Door Is Always Open”)

April 24th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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While I’m always for people lending a helping hand to folks, and Lauryn Hill could definitely use some help paying off her tax debt (and with a few other things), the idea that Wyclef Jean would offer out of all the people in the world just seems…odd. But that’s what he has done.

In an interview with DJ Green Lantern and Boss Lady on the Sirius radio show Invasion Radio, ‘Clef acted as if he wasn’t aware of her tax troubles or that she was even facing sentencing (which was postponed this week until early May), but he wanted to make it clear that despite their past squabbles, he wouldn’t want to see her end up in jail, or to see anything bad happen to her at all.

“That’s deep. What I could say to that is that at the end of the day, my heart goes out to her. I’m realizing…I have not been following that news at all…But I definitely wish her the best. That’s definitely a serious issue. Once again, if she’s listening, at the end of the day, my door is always open. I never closed my door to her in a sense of, if she ever needed anything, I was never the one to block–but she had mad people around her. But at the end of the day it’s one thing I learned about life. We could beef as much as we want, but if something was to really happen to her, I would feel bad. My arms is open…This is the first that I’m hearing about this news…but if she’s listening, I’m open.”

Hmmm. And on top of that, ‘Clef discussed the attempts in the past to get the Fugees back together and why each time was futile. A lot of if had to do with a lack of trust between members he claims, and he talks about how it led to him creating the very epic “Hips Don’t Lie” with Shakira–one of the best selling singles of all-time:

“Dave Chappelle got the Fugees together. He came and met us individually, and he didn’t have a deep story. He was just like, ‘I love the band. I think you guys should come rock with me.’ He’s funny, he’s pure, and he’s honest, and I felt other people were trying to get the band back together so that they could make billions. It’s hard with the Fugees because money never came first for us, integrity always come first. We ended up doing that, I thought it was great. When we went to the studio, keep in mind, when we did The Score, or when I met L and Pras when I was little…it was clear what everybody did in the group. What I am to the Fugees is like what is to the Black Eyed Peas, it’s clear. I felt like once we came back, I felt like that trust was lost. I didn’t have that title no more…So then I went on and I worked with Shakira and I gave her the biggest song of all time. Written by Wyclef Jean, get it straight. I felt sad about the Fugees thing though.”

“There has to be a level of trust on what is it that every individual is doing. Like me, I’m a producer. What I’m best at doing is, I know how to create artists. I know how to blow up artists. I do it over, and over and over again…The time that  I worked with Lauryn and the amount of stuff I put together with her, I haven’t come across a female remotely close. When she’s focused the talent is the most ridiculous. It sounds like four aliens in one. For me, I respected her in that sense and she respected me as a producer. But I think what hapened was, so much time had passed and so much new groups were coming out so it was like, “Does this dude still got it?” And then I went on and tapped that thing for Shakira, but I was more wanting to do it for the Fugees, but if I went to the Fugees I wouldn’t have had “Hips Don’t Lie.”

Seems ‘Clef and Lauryn have just been at odds for too long. But I wouldn’t encourage her to take this man’s offer, seeing as how he’s been dogging her in public for the last few years. Especially after that whole issue he brought up for his memoir claiming she told him that her son, Zion, was actually his. Just seems like another thing for him to throw back in her face in the future. Run Lauryn, RUN!

What do you think about his comments?


New Faces On This Season Of “The Voice” Help Increase Ratings Big Time; Why Not The Same Results For “American Idol”?

April 1st, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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Usher The Voice

Just last week The Voice premiered, and like many reality show singing competitions out there, they had new faces on the judging panel with Usher taking over for Cee-Lo and Shakira taking the chair from Christina Aguilera for the time being. So far, Usher seems to be off to a good start on the show. He fits in with the banter the judges always engage in and many of the contestants find themselves under his spell and on his team with his bribes of the chance to meet Justin Bieber and straightforward pleas about their talents as opposed to why it would be so cool for them to be on his team. Shakira also holds her own well and doesn’t seem thirsty to turn her chair for every decent voice she hears. All in all, it seems they fit in nicely, and fans agree. The premiere of The Voice was a big winner ratings wise, increasing in viewership by 12 percent compared to last year’s season premiere, bringing in more than 13 million viewers.

This is happening while over on Fox, American Idol ratings continue to decrease to an all-time low, as the show did last Thursday when it only eeked out 11 million viewers. So why are the new faces on The Voice working well for ratings but the same can’t be said for Idol?

Honestly, The Voice ratings could dip just like Idol‘s have as the show continues. However, checking out reactions from different sites like E! and more, it seems that people actually seem to find Usher and Shakira very entertaining, maybe even more so than Cee-Lo and Aguilera, who are allegedly supposed to return to the series next season. But I think a fresh face is needed from time to time just to make people tune in. Yet at the same time, people will tune out if the new face isn’t necessarily a positive change. Many commented on The Voice premiere saying that Shakira and Usher seemed to have their egos in check, while we know from these last few months of American Idol that Nicki and Mariah were caught up in an ego-driven cat fight for a while there. The show has basically been based around the new judges over the contestants and the drama they may or may not have going on. It’s tired.

I tune into both shows and I can say that I like the Usher I see (his character has been in question since all that custody battle drama, but when he’s focused on music, he’s gets a boost), Nicki isn’t bad at judging, and Mariah is actually coming off a little stale in the judge’s seat for me. Keep it positive and about the talent of the contestants, and people seem to want to come back. All in all, reality show talent competitions are a dime a dozen these days, so for both of these juggernauts to keep their ratings on the up and up, I have a feeling they will need more than just new judges.

What do you think of the new season of The Voice so far? What about the new season of Idol?