Nicki Minaj + Scotty McCreery to Perform on ‘American Idol’
Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery are performing on ‘American Idol‘! Not together, unfortunately, but hey — even if we have to keep waiting for our long-held dream of seeing a Minaj/McCreery duet, this news is still pretty awesome.
Whitney Houston Funeral to Stream Live on the Internet
All things considered, it’s highly unlikely that you received an invitation to Whitney Houston‘s funeral. However, you can still pay your respects when she’s laid to rest on Saturday, Feb. 18, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your chair. According to the Associated Press, Houston’s funeral service will be streamed live over the Internet via the AP’s official website.
Newly Reformed Pussycat Dolls Featured on 2012 GoDaddy Super Bowl Ad
We all thought the Pussycat Dolls were finished when Nicole Scherzinger departed the group to pursue her solo career — but they’re back with brand new members, and they’ll make their national television debut during the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.
LL Cool J Signs on as First Grammy Awards Host in Nearly a Decade
Perhaps you hadn’t noticed, but the Grammy Awards have been operating without a host for the last seven years. That’s long enough as far as the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences is concerned, and to prove it, they’ve gone out and enlisted the services of all-world MC LL Cool J, who has spent the last four years hosting the Grammys’ live nominations concert show.
‘X Factor’ Star Drew to Perform With Justin Bieber + Stevie Wonder on Finale
She’s only 14, but ‘X Factor‘ alum Drew Ryniewicz has already gotten further in the pursuit of her dreams than some people manage in a lifetime. Although she was voted off the show in Week 6, she’s about to enjoy a triumphant return in the season finale — while making one more dream come true in the bargain.
Amy Winehouse Tribute Planned for 2011 ‘VH1 Divas’ Special
Amy Winehouse passed away in July, but her music is still very much in our hearts, as evidenced by the strong chart showing enjoyed by her recently released posthumous album ‘Lioness.’ Since Ms. Winehouse was nothing if not a diva, it’s only fitting that she’ll receive the tribute treatment during this year’s ‘VH1 Divas’ telecast.
Security Firm Suing Britney Spears for $140,000
The ongoing saga of the legal battle between Britney Spears and her former bodyguard just gained another chapter. According to the security firm he worked for, she gypped them out of half a year’s worth of fees, and now they’re taking her to court for more than $140,000.
Rihanna Is 2011′s Most ‘Liked’ Artist on Facebook
With a new hit album, a record-setting string of No. 1 singles, and a role in one of 2012′s big-budget blockbusters to her name, it’s pretty obvious that a lot of people like Rihanna. Now we know that a lot of people also ‘like’ her — on Facebook, that is.
Beastie Boys Announced as 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
It seems like just yesterday that they were urging us to fight for our right to party. Now — as of this morning (Dec. 7), in fact — the Beastie Boys are among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s latest inductees.
Rihanna Booed by Angry Fans at London Concert
Rihanna might have the No. 1 spot on the British album charts, but that doesn’t mean she can show up late to her U.K. gigs — as she learned last week, when an angry crowd booed her after she took the stage at London’s O2 Arena an hour after the concert’s scheduled 9PM start time.
Peanut Butter Price Hike Could Make Things Sticky for Consumers
Peanut butter has been a staple for frugal food lovers for years, but a looming price increase could make it more of a luxury item before the end of the year. Facing shortages after a dismal peanut harvest, producers have begun implementing steep price hikes, and consumers will start feeling the pinch this week — adding to a general rise in the cost of food throughout 2011.
Cast Your Vote for the Hottest Young Stars [PHOTOS]
Emma Watson, Willow Smith and Vanessa Hudgens are some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars — and now they’ve got the People’s Choice Awards ballot to prove it. The photogenic trio are among the nominees for this year’s Favorite Movie Star Under 25 award, a crowded list that includes some of the film industry’s freshest faces.