Forde and Rihanna. (SPW/Splash News)Has Rihanna found love with a woman? "I'm on my first date in almost 2 yearz," the "Talk That Talk" singer tweeted on Thursday night — and then she showed up at Santa Monica, California, restaurant Giorgio Baldi hand-in-hand with a gal pal, Melissa Forde. After dinner, the ladies partied on at Hollywood nightclub Roxbury. Throughout the "date," Rihanna, who wore a long white flowy dress, kept her more than 17 million Twitter followers up to date on all the action with cryptic posts. In her first, along with a photo of herself and Forde cheek to cheek, she wrote, "My lover for the night." An hour later, she tweeted, "I'm not living right, if you're not by my side."Read More »from Rihanna Goes on First Date in 2 Years … With a Woman
- Kathleen Perricone | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Fri, Apr 20, 2012 3:14 PM EDT
- Suzy Byrne | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Fri, Apr 20, 2012 10:13 AM EDT
Levine filming the video for "Payphone" (Pedro Andrade/KVS/PacificCoastNews.com)Adam Levine has the reputation for being a very well-groomed man. Whether he's sitting in his spinning chair on "The Voice" or walking on the red carpet, wearing a white T-shirt or something straight off the runway, the 33-year-old Maroon 5 frontman always looks … perfect. So we got a little giddy when we saw new photos of him, looking battered and bloody, while filming band's latest music video, "Payphone."Read More »from Adam Levine Gets Battered and Bloody in the Name of Music
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Thu, Apr 19, 2012 3:47 PM EDT
Former "The Hills" stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt must be so proud. Actor Doug Hutchison, 51, and his teen bride, 17-year-old aspiring singer Courtney Stodden, have found a way to attract attention that even Speidi hasn't tried. Doug, who's had roles in "Lost" and "The Green Mile," and Courtney, whose parents granted permission for her to marry a man three and a half decades her senior last year, have launched their own reality show on YouTube called — are you ready to get creeped out? — "Courtney's Countdown" that counts down to her 18th birthday on August 29. The single five-minute episode currently available is, of course, terrible in many, many ways. It's called "My Foot Hurts ...," and is all about how Courtney's injured her foot (probably, as Doug helpfully points out while wearing stilettos as she dressed like a sexy bunny for Easter, a common holiday problem, as you know). Special effects, including a film strip on the outer edge of some scenes and subtitles when Courtney's on the phone in an obviously staged conversation, also contribute to the episode's lameness.
Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden in action. (David Tonnessen/PacificCoastNews.com)Read More »from Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden Are the New Spencer and Heidi
- Lizbeth Scordo | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Tue, Apr 17, 2012 7:02 PM EDT
Splash NewsNicki Minaj has had it with all this newfangled Internet stuff! The 29-year-old singer got so frustrated with a fansite that was leaking some of her new songs on the Web recently, she punished her whopping 11 million Twitter followers by closing down her account on the social networking site on Monday.Read More »from Nicki Minaj Leaves 11 Million Twitter Followers in the Lurch
Perry at Coachella (Chris Weeks/WireImage)Katy Perry has officially moved out of her blue phase. The singer — who, following her split from husband Russell Brand, colored her famous locks the color of her character in "The Smurfs" — has gone in another bold direction: purple!
Over the weekend the "California Gurls" singer debuted her new look at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California. Her purple locks glowed in the sunlight as chatted with friends. At an event for Lacoste, she accessorized her hair with a crown of flowers.Read More »from Katy Perry Dyes Her Hair Purple!
- Kathleen Perricone | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Fri, Apr 13, 2012 4:48 PM EDT
Grohl played drums for Nirvana until 1994. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Cobain and Love. (Adrian Varnedoe/ PacificCoastNews.com)
Smells like teen angst! Frances Bean Cobain, the 19-year-old daughter of the legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is slamming her estranged mother Courtney Love after the Hole singer publicly accused Dave Grohl of being intimate with her only child, who he has known since she was born, in a series of bizarre tweets. "While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," Cobain said in a statement. "I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way."Read More »from Frances Bean Cobain Reacts to Courtney Love’s ‘Gross’ Accusations Against Dave Grohl
- Kathleen Perricone | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Thu, Apr 12, 2012 4:10 PM EDT
Depp and Manson. (Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)Johnny Depp debuted a new character on Wednesday night: Marilyn Manson's new guitarist. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star hit the stage with Manson's band for a performance at Revolver magazine's Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Depp, 48, mostly kept his head down as he strummed along to "Sweet Dreams" and "The Beautiful People" on his low-slung white electric guitar. He was so incognito on the dark stage, fans probably would not have even noticed the black-clad Oscar nominee if it weren't for Manson putting his arm around him as he sang — and then introducing him to the crowd. "If you don't recognize my personal friend ... my personal savior, my personal guitar hero ... Johnny Depp!"Read More »from Johnny Depp Joins Marilyn Manson Onstage at Golden Gods Awards
- Kathleen Perricone | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Wed, Apr 11, 2012 7:48 PM EDT
Wendy, Chynna, and Carnie. (Bennett Raglin/WireImage)It wasn't just the world that Carnie Wilson kept in the dark about her January weight loss surgery — she didn't even tell her Wilson Phillips bandmates, Chynna Phillips and sister Wendy Wilson, until just before the procedure, her second in a matter of 13 years. And the aftermath of that bombshell was evident in the April 8 premiere episode of their TV Guide Channel reality show, "Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On." The pop trio had to cancel a tour date because Carnie was still recovering from the lap band surgery — and it was clearly frustrating to her fellow band members, especially Chynna. "Carnie actually waited a really long time before she broke the news to us that she was going to be getting the surgery," she tells omg!. "It took me by surprise, it was a little bit of a shock. Listen, I had to do 'Dancing With the Stars,' that kind of came out of nowhere, and they understood. I should have had a little more patience with Carnie."Read More »from Carnie Wilson’s Weight Loss Surgery ‘Shocked’ Wilson Phillips Bandmates
Usher is alive and well. (Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)What do Usher, Jackie Chan, and Luke Perry have in common? They have all been the victim of an Internet death hoax. The R&B singer is the latest to "die" via an untrue online report. On Tuesday, a Global Associated News article broke the "news" that the 33-year-old perished in a car accident near his native Atlanta — and even included a photo of an overturned car. According to the article, Usher "was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics" after he rolled his friend's car while speeding at 95 miles per hour down Georgia's Interstate 80. Worse yet, GAN reported that the crash was so gruesome, Usher's funeral was going to be closed casket due to his head trauma. Nice, right?Read More »from Usher Is Not Dead, Despite Internet Hoax
- Kathleen Perricone | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Tue, Apr 10, 2012 7:00 PM EDT
Monica and Brandy. (Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup/Getty Images)Fourteen years ago, Monica and Brandy were the two biggest names in R&B and when they joined forces for the chart-topping "The Boy is Mine," it was pop music perfection. But the warring divas persona they played up in the #1 hit song — about two young women fighting over the same man — turned out to be the case outside of the recording studio as well. But over the years, the feud mellowed and the two ladies, who are now both in their 30s and mothers, have become close friends — with a new duet, "It All Belongs to Me." "Over the process of 14 years, she and I both experienced a lot of the same things: love, losses, becoming parents, a lot of the things that brought us full circle," Monica, 31, tells omg!. "Six years ago, she said, 'Monica, I want to do another song together, you and I as adults, let's make it happen.' The hard part was actually finding a song that made sense to the both of us because we didn't want people to think we were trying to tamper with the history of what 'The Boy is Mine' was. We were trying to make a continuation … where you could hear that we were reunited and we had grown as women and as artists … because we kind of stand together in this song."Read More »from Monica: How Brandy and I Went From Being Enemies to Friends