One would think that Rihanna, who was named this year's "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine, could have just about any man she wants, but on Monday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the music superstar revealed that isn't the case.Read More »from Rihanna: ‘It Sucks’ to Be Single
- Raechal Leone Shewfelt | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Thu, Nov 3, 2011 5:42 PM EDT
It was inevitable that the media would use Justin Bieber's massive hit "Baby" to mock him for the paternity suit filed against him last month. Mariah Yeater, 20, says that she took the Biebs' virginity after a concert at L.A.'s Staples Center on October 25, 2010, and that he left her with a little one, who's now three months old. But who knew that a "Baby" joke could be so funny? (Well, probably to everyone but the Biebs.)Read More »from Jimmy Fallon Performs Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ — Sort Of
Beyonce jams onstage. Samir Hussein/Getty Images
With only a few months left before she becomes a mom, Beyonce is throwing a backyard bash for the ages. The songstress, 30, tries on three very different looks -- including a bikini -- as well as licks a lollipop and hangs out in a pool in her new video for the retro track "Party" from her album 4. The clip debuted on BET's "106 and Park" Wednesday. What do you think?Read More »from Beyonce Throws a ‘Party’
- Rebecca Detken | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Thu, Oct 20, 2011 5:07 PM EDT
Rihanna debuted the music video for her new single, "We Found Love," on her website Wednesday -- and it's intense to say the least. The 4.5-minute vid, which was shot in Northern Ireland -- remember when RiRi was kicked off of an Irish farmer's field for being scantily clad during filming? -- takes you through the highs and extreme lows of one couple's relationship. Interestingly enough, Rihanna cast Chris Brown lookalike Dudley O'Shaughnessy to portray her love interest. Think that was intentional? Check out the video below and judge for yourself.Read More »from Watch Rihanna’s Heartbreaking ‘We Found Love’ Video
Nicki Minaj is known for Nicki Minaj Gets an Elegant New Lookher colorful and often wacky ensembles, but recently the "Super Bass" singer traded in her neon, bizarre getups for flowy, feminine vintage gowns during a W magazine photo shoot by renowned artist Francesco Vezzoli, who wanted to portray the hip-hop star as an 18th-century courtesan.
"During my entire career, I have always been fascinated by powerful women in history," explains Vezzoli, who has snapped Lady Gaga and Eva Mendes to name a few. "I have spent a lot of time researching the ways they were represented in art and how their images were used to mold the public imagination -- and to convey aesthetic and philosophical ideas about beauty and sexual desire."
While her wardrobe is often questionable, Nicki, 28, is definitely a force in the music industry. After releasing her debut album, Pink Friday, in 2010, she became the only artist ever to rack up seven singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.Read More »from Nicki Minaj Gets an Elegant New Look
will.i.am talked to omg! about his upcoming solo career and why he thinks Fergie will make a great mom. - Jason Howard/jasonhowardphotography.comBlack Eyed Peas front man will.i.am may have disappointed fans over the summer when he confirmed via Twitter that the group will betaking a temporary break, but never fear ... will.i.am's solo career is about to take off. After the band recently performed in New York's Central Park to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, the 36-year-old stopped in at Manhattan club Pacha to spin a few tunes and chat with omg! about his next move.
Although rumors have been swirling that the singer has been working on a solo album called Black Einstein that he will release after the Peas go their separate ways, will.i.am says that he's not ready to unveil it just yet.
"Yes, I've been working on BlackEinstein since 2005, but I put it on hold because I don't want to release [it] next," he notes, adding he's got another new album up his sleeve, which will feature "some cool sh--."
The name of this mystery CD hasn't been disclosed yet, but fans can trust that will.i.am's upcoming musical effort -- slated toRead More »from will.i.am: Fergie ‘Will Be a Great Mom’
Music icon Barry Manilow may be 68, but he doesn't seem at all familiar with the word "retirement." The singer/songwriter currently has a running gig in Las Vegas, just released a new album, recently launched his own wine label, and is just as comfortable updating fans on Facebook as he is playing tunes on the piano for them. He's also begun lending his voice to something other than singing, working to raise awareness of a chronic heart disease called atrial fibrillation, which he was diagnosed with 15 years ago. The "Copa Cabana" crooner talked to omg! to share his thoughts on everything from "American Idol" to Twitter to how he's become an unlikely indie rocker.
Your career has spanned more than 40 years.What's been the biggest change you've seen in the music industry?
It's a double-edged sword. Because what they've come upwith -- these brilliant machines -- it's like heaven for a musician like me. I know all about ... Pro Tools and Digital Performer, and all the modules that you canRead More »from Barry Manilow: Indie Rocker?
Jason's newest album, Future History , was released on Tuesday. - Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesPop singer Jason Derulo's sophomore album FutureHistory is hitting shelves this week, but his fans seem to be more concerned with photos from his birthday bash on Sunday, where he was spotted popping a pose with "American Idol" alum Jordin Sparks in LosAngeles.
So, is Jordin Jason's "It Girl"? Well, it depends on who you talk to. The two were spotted having a romantic dinner over the weekend and media reports have surfaced that they're indeed dating, but Derulo is sticking with his story. "We're just friends," he insists to omg!. "But she's an absolute sweetheart." (Several media organizations reported that Jason's rep confirmed the two singers were dating, but a rep for him later told omg! they are "friends.")
In fact, the Miami-born hit maker says it's his ongoing search for a lucky lady that inspired him to write "It Girl," the chart-soaring second single from his latest collection. "I haven't found that special somebody. I would love to have somebody who made me feel that way," heRead More »from Jason Derulo Denies Dating Jordin Sparks
- Jenny Depper | Jam: Spotlight on Music Stars – Thu, Sep 8, 2011 8:08 PM EDT
Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine made headlines last weekend after he blasted MTV with a tweet saying, "The VMAs. One day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand. F*** you VMAs.' Despite his aggression towards MTV, Levine and his bandmate, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, were all smiles when omg! caught up with them to talk about their summer tour with Train, plans for their next album, and the new flavored tea -- "Tea Will Be Loved" -- they created with Snapple, which benefits Feeding America.
"It is nice to be in the position to help in whatever way we can," shares Levine, 32. "We teamed up with Snapple, made this amazing flavor, and we are going to wind up raising a lot of money for charity -- $250,000!"
But putting together the perfect flavors for their special beverage was no easy feat. "It was a crazy day at the Snapple factory!" laughs Carmichael. "Our memories are a bit hazy. We sampled a lot of juice and a lot of different punch."
"TheRead More »from ‘Lightning Is Kind of Striking Again’ for Maroon 5
Singer Kelly Rowland attends the Boy & Girls Clubs' Back to School season kick-off in New York on August 4. - Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImagesKelly Rowland may be best known for her powerful voice and stellar songs, but this fall she wants kids to pay attention to something she has to say -- not sing. She recently talked to Self.com about her role as spokesperson for BE READY, a new initiative with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
"Last year, over a million students failed to graduate with a high school diploma," Rowland tells the website. "The BE READY initiative is all about really getting the kids excited about goingback to school and really going out this year and being completely headstrong about getting their high school diploma."
It's a tall task for sure, but one she feels strongly about. "I feel like I'm kind of nurturing a part of me as a kid,"says Rowland, 30. "It felt there was a void, like there was something missing. And when I'm actually out doing philanthropic work right now, I feel like I'm just kind of healing myself of all of those things asRead More »from Kelly Rowland Fights to Keep Kids in School