Rihanna covers Elle. (Tom Munro/ELLE)Rihanna has no apologies. When the pop star made her reconciliation with abuser Chris Brown public in February — she released a duet on the remix of her song, "Birthday Cake" — the backlash was loud, but she wasn't listening. "I respect what other people have to say," the "We Found Love" singer, 24, tells Elle in its May cover story. "The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It's very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that's all right. I don't hate them for it. Because tomorrow I'm still going to be the same person. I'm still going to do what I want to do."Read More »from Rihanna Defends Chris Brown Reconciliation: ‘I’m Still Going to Do What I Want to Do’
- Kathleen Perricone | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Wed, Apr 4, 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Want to own a piece of pop music history? The seven-bedroom Holmby Hills, California mansion where Michael Jackson died in June 2009 is on the market — for a cool $23.9 million! The 17,000-square-foot property boasts 13 bathrooms, a wood-paneled library, a theater, pool, wine cellar, and game room, not to mention the honor of having caught the eye of the King of Pop. "When he walked in here, this was the house he fell in love with," notes The Agency's Maurico Umansky, who also happens to star on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." "I think it's so much fun for someone to own a piece of history, a piece of an icon who really changed our lives."Read More »from Take a Tour of Michael Jackson’s Last Home
- Kathleen Perricone | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Mon, Apr 2, 2012 2:15 PM EDT
Houston with Sparks. (Tristar Pictures)Whitney Houston may be gone, but her legend is certainly not forgotten. And it lives on in the movie she completed just before her February 11 death, "Sparkle," in which she plays a single mother of three young daughters who are trying to break into the music business — something she had failed to do in her own youth. The trailer for the Motown musical, which hits theaters August 17, has just been released, and in it, Houston's final performance really resonates, especially the heart-tugging scene where she performs the gospel hymn "His Eye On The Sparrow" in an empty church as her daughter, who's in an abusive relationship, nurses a black eye.Read More »from See Trailer for Whitney Houston’s Final Film, ‘Sparkle’
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Steve Granitz/WireImageModels and rock stars go together like limos and champagne, until, of course, they break up. And they so often do. The latest duo to bite the dust? Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his Russian-born girlfriend of two years, Anne Vyalitsyna.Read More »from Adam Levine and Anne V Call it Quits
Lewis walked down the aisle yet again. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)Has Jerry Lee Lewis finally found true love with his seventh wife? The "Great Balls of Fire" singer, 76, got married once again on March 9 in Mississippi — and for the second time, his choice of a bride is raising eyebrows. Lewis, who infamously wed his 13-year-old cousin in 1958, said "I do" with his caretaker Judith Ann Coghlan Brown, 62 … who also happens to be his cousin's ex-wife. "She's real happy," Brown's sister Carolyn Coghlan Gremillion told The Associated Press. "They have a really very loving relationship. I guess she's probably really taken better care of him than anybody."Read More »from Jerry Lee Lewis Weds Cousin’s Ex-Wife
Gaga, the birthday girl. (London Entertainment/Splash News)Lady Gaga may have told Oprah Winfrey that she didn't "intend to speak to anyone for a very long time," but she's certainly commanding attention in other ways. Her latest "look at me" moment occurred on Wednesday (her 26th birthday) — a mere 10 days after her comment to Winfrey — when the pop star stepped out in West Hollywood in a rhinestone-covered crown, studded motorcycle jacket … and no pants. Instead, Gaga, who also carried around a little dog in a white T-shirt, opted for a pair of black sheer tights over her brief-style panties. She even posted a photo of her kooky getup on Twitter, with a message to her more than 21 million followers: "I can be, the Queen that's inside of me. You guys are the best."Read More »from Lady Gaga Wears Crown, No Pants for Her Birthday
Clay Aiken at an appearance in 2009 (Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)And in a recent Celebrity Apprentice promo photo (Mitchell Haaseth/NBC)
If you thought something different about "American Idol" alum Clay Aiken when he returned to reality television in January with a stint on "Celebrity Apprentice," well, you were right.Read More »from Clay Aiken Admits to Plastic Surgery
SWAP/Splash NewsWhitney Houston couldn't shake her addictions, and it seems neither can her ex-husband Bobby Brown. The New Edition singer, 43, was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Monday afternoon in Reseda, California, according to TMZ. Brown was pulled over at 12:20 p.m. for a simple traffic infraction — he was talking on his cell phone — but police soon determined he was under the influence of a substance after allegedly failing the sobriety test and was taken to the Van Nuys jail. When reached for a comment by "Access Hollywood," Brown's manager revealed that the singer has been released on bail and is now at home following the incident.Read More »from Bobby Brown Arrested for Suspicion of DUI
Houston at the 2000 Grammys. (Starstock/Photoshot/Everett Collection) At a party the night before she died. (Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)Read More »from Why Whitney Houston Couldn’t Stay Off Drugs
Toxicology results released on Thursday determined that Whitney Houston had cocaine in her system when she drowned in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton hotel room February 11. The news is sad, but it doesn't come as much of a surprise. The question many are asking themselves now is: Why couldn't Houston get clean?
Pop star Rihanna is known for her sometimes questionable taste in clothes, and often even ends up on our "What Were They Thinking?!" list. Still, there's no doubt she's interested in style. So it's no surprise to hear that the 24-year-old is "pursuing a fashion line," according to an interview on Ryan Seacrest's L.A.-based radio show. "I'm working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect," she said. "I want people to really trust me before I just say 'Buy it, because it's mine."Read More »from Would You Wear Rihanna’s Clothing Line?
Rihanna hits LAX after a visit to NYC. (SPW/Splash News)SPW/Splash News