photo courtesy of FoxDavid Cook parted ways with BMG last year--after releasing two albums for the label--announcing the split backstage at last season's "American Idol" top four results show. But the Season 7 "Idol" winner, who's now 30 years old and recently relocated to Nashville, is hardly laying low: He's back on "Idol" this week to play this season's top four results show, and today he released his comeback single, ironically titled "Laying Me Low."Read More »from David Cook Returns With New Single, “Laying Me Low”
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- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Tue, Apr 30, 2013 2:50 PM EDT
- Stop The Presses! – Tue, Apr 30, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
By Jon Wiederhorn
It’s too early to tell if the romantic reconnection between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez will transport the couple back into a lucrative Disney-like love story and help repair their public profiles, or if the two are destined to end up more like Sid and Nancy. But one thing’s clear: As they both grow further into early adulthood, they continue to stray from their squeaky-clean teen-pop pasts.Read More »from Is Selena Gomez Back With Justin Bieber Just in Time to Boost Both’s Careers?
- Wendy Geller | Our Country – Tue, Apr 30, 2013 2:04 PM EDT
However, even if one didn't know Krystal Keith's starry lineage, it would be hard to ignore her powerhouse vocals and unique style--one she's honed with her dad, both in the studio and part of his Show Dog label roster, but also one that is unquestionably her own product.
Toby fans first became widely aware of his extraordinarily talented daughter when she blasted out the classic "Mockingbird" with him at the 2004 Country Music Association Awards. Just 19 at the time, she wowed the audience with her fiery stage presence and self-confidence.
Keith, who released her first EP earlier this month, already has plans lined up for her full-length debut, Whiskey And Lace--which should be out this summer. The album includes three of her own compositions (also a few from her dad), including the touching "Daddy Dance With Me," which she wrote as a special present for the elder Keith on her wedding day.
We had theRead More »from Yes, She’s Toby’s Daughter! But Krystal Keith Stands Out on Her Own Merit
- Grace Stanisci | Sound Check – Tue, Apr 30, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
The adorable duo of Sophia Grace and Rosie appeared on the April 29 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and treated the audience to a surprise cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ No. 1 hit “Thrift Shop.”
The performance was full of the pair’s signature “princess swagger” and featured verses written by Sophia Grace’s father Dominic Brownlee, which sounded much more child-friendly than the original’s lyrics.Read More »from Sophia Grace and Rosie perform ‘Thrift Shop’ on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Apr 30, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
(BlackImages Archives, Getty Images)Rapper and actor LL Cool J’s fashion sense has earned him nearly as much notoriety as his music.
The hip-hop legend that releases his 13th album, "Authentic," Tuesday, was influential in popularizing a curious 1990s style trend; he used to roll up the left leg of his pants.
LL’s impact in the rolled-up-pant-leg movement earned him top-20 ranking on Complex magazine’s "The 50 Greatest Fashion Moments in Rap Video History" countdown, which spotlights his video for “Hey Lover.”
Though some online rumors suggested that the “Mama Said Knock You Out” rapper began altering the length of his left pant leg as a means to bring attention to his shoes -- at the time, he was a spokesperson for clothier FUBU -- he offered a more humble explanation during a 2010 interview with the Guardian.Read More »from LL Cool J Wasn’t the First to Roll Up One of His Pant Legs
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Tue, Apr 30, 2013 8:26 AM EDT
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Age is nothing but a number to Mariah Carey, 43, and Nick Cannon, 32, who haven’t let their 10-year age difference get in the way of their relationship. The celeb couple celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary Tuesday.
Cannon’s dream meeting with the “Hero” singer occurred in 2005 when they shared a moment as presenters during the Teen Choice Awards.
But it wasn’t until March of 2008 that they secretly began dating. In a 2009 interview on "The View," Carey said she and Cannon immediately connected.
“One of the first things, I said, ‘I’m going to call you Mr. C,’ and he said, ‘I’m going to call you Mrs. C.’ From there we had a whole bunch of little things. We started naming our children. We started all of this stuff on the first day, so we really clicked,” Carey told Barbara Walters.Read More »from Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
They say that rock ‘n’ roll is a young man’s game, but of course “they” are inadvertently sexist—I’m told that chicks rock as well!—and clearly weren’t living in Los Angeles this week, where two of the hottest concert tickets came via private shows by one Rod Stewart (current age: 68) and the Rolling Stones (average age two years older than that of the US Supreme Court).
Unexpectedly, neither artist covered “Walk, Don’t Run” because they dug the fab irony!
But it drove home the point that with occasional exceptions, the old-school rockers, the ones whose careers were well in bloom ages before MTV came to be, still generate the most personal excitement among their fans. Which couldn’t be better illustrated than this year’s rather dreary Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Awards, largely celebrating a batch of post-MTV artists well past their commercial shelf life—with the notable exception of Rush, never a media favorite, who garnered the most vocal and notable support among observers, perhapsRead More »from The Mystic Saga Of The Eagles!
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:56 PM EDT
Did Midas Whale get knocked out?This week, "The Voice" began its dreaded Knockout Rounds, the awkward and at times unfair process that'd determine which 16 semifinalists (four from each team, as opposed to last season, when it was five per team) would move on to Season 4's Live Playoffs. The contestants all sang solo songs of their own choosing, squaring off against their own team members in sudden-death showdowns, and none of them knew whom they'd be competing against until the very last minute.
I am sure once they found out, however, they were as shocked--or annoyed--as I was.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Knockouts, Pt. 1: Apples vs. Oranges, Rotten Decisions
- Lyndsey Parker | Stop The Presses! – Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:34 PM EDT
TV Mania's Nick Rhodes & Warren CuccurulloWay back in 1996, when the Interweb was scarcely more than a jumble of ones and zeroes, visionary Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo, who was Duran Duran's guitarist at the time, started a surprisingly prophetic experimental/electronic side-project called TV Mania. It took 17 long years, but finally TV Mania's first proper album, Bored With Prozac and the Internet?, got an official release this year--and the music's sonics and subject matter resonate even more now than they would have during the 1990s' startup era. A pastiche- and loop-heavy concept album about a pharmaceutical- and video-game-addicted family that "gives away their freedom to scientists in exchange for reality show fame," TV Mania's Bored… is anything but boring, and it sounds shockingly of-the-moment in 2013.
Yahoo! Music is excited to premiere the fascinatingly arty video for TV Mania's "Beautiful Clothes," a song exploring the aforementioned fictional family's daughter's "obsession withRead More »from Video Premiere: Nick Rhodes Makes Directorial Debut with TV Mania’s “Beautiful Clothes”
- Wendy Geller | Our Country – Mon, Apr 29, 2013 6:39 PM EDT
Willie Nelson has taken his share of beatings through the decades: In his 80 years, he's been through three divorces, an allegedly unscrupulous accounting team, numerous brushes with the law, and a number of non-musical ventures yielding varying amounts of success.
Through it all, there's been a constant companion that's shared the ups and downs, and visibly weathered a beating of its own--Nelson's beloved, battered guitar, which he calls "Trigger" (after Roy Rogers's famous horse) and has credited with giving him his signature sound.
Read More »from Willie Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday With Old Friend by His Side
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- Takei says Cho good choice for latest 'Star Trek'
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