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HBO teases Beyonce doc with fierce trailer -- VIDEO

The countdown to B’Doc’Day 2013 has officially begun.

On Feb. 16, 2013, HBO will air an “intimate feature-length” documentary directed by Beyoncé, about Beyoncé, and for Beyoncé superfans. (The film was originally supposed to air Feb. 13, but clearly Bey wants to give you the option of watching it while eating discounted Valentine’s chocolate.)

And while this newly released, 25-second teaser doesn’t really reveal anything explosive about the movie — did you suspect B would dance and wade through crowds of adoring fans? — it does give us a taste of some very Sasha Fierce-ian narration: “I always battle with, how much do I reveal about myself?” Beyoncé intones over footage of one of her eyes slowly opening. “If I’m scared, be scared. Allow it. Release it.” Then you and your boo and your boo boo can go ridin’. Watch the clip below:

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TV Jukebox: 'Nashville,' 'Glee,' 'Covert Affairs,' and more music-on-TV moments

December may have ushered in the cold, but Jukeboxers and shippers alike were feeling the heat these past two weeks — as were fans of dueling divas and devilish solos by scantily clad nuns.

So, if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)
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Steven Tyler apologizes to Nicki Minaj for 'cornfield' comment, which almost certainly wasn't racist

Not only is Nicki Minaj starting trouble with the American Idol judges sitting next to her, but she has also started beef with people who are no longer with the show.

Last week, Aerosmith frontman, former Idol judge, and scarf industry propper-upper Tyler gave Minaj—and the rest of her Idol cohorts—what for during a conversation with MTV News. “I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel, [and] it shouldn’t be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called camaraderie,” he said.

“They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The f— is that all about?”

Tyler took particular umbrage with Minaj’s approach, saying, “These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best. If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”

Obviously, Tyler was continuing his “Midwest” riff when bringing up the idea of a “cornfield.” But Minaj didn’t see it that way: READ FULL STORY

R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet' premiere: On the scene

Last night, R. Kelly introduced the new chapters of Trapped in the Closet wearing bright red leather gloves. Why? Because he can.

But that’s part of Kels’ draw as an artist: Most of the time, it’s impossible to tell his motivations for anything. Kelly is the rare artist who seems to exist completely outside of the realm of irony, thus making his motivations almost entirely mysterious. When it comes to one of his albums or the never ending fountain of joy and weirdness that is Trapped in the Closet, it’s best to just let it wash over you.

Such was the case Monday night at New York’s Landmark Sunshine Cinemas, where Kelly pulled back the curtain on the newest chapters of Trapped in the Closet (which air this Friday, November 23, at 9 PM on IFC). In front of a theater full of people eager to cast their eyeballs on a fresh batch of insanity, Kelly introduced the program by once again calling it “an alien,” as though the ideas visit him from another plane of existence. “I’m glad to be one of the astronauts to take this trip to a place unknown,” he told the rapt crowd.

After thanking everyone for coming out and apologizing for the five year gap between episodes of Trapped in the Closet (“I had to save up my money! A dollar a day!” he joked), he unveiled the new chapters. READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Parenthood,' 'Bones,' 'Private Practice,' and more music-on-TV moments

Zombie cage match. Need I say more? Yeah… didn’t think so.

If you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows this week, we’re here to tell you which tunes really struck a chord. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

Pink on VH1 tonight: Sneak peek at 'Behind the Music' episode and 'Storytellers' performance -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Looking for a fix of Pink? Look no further than VH1 tonight.

If you haven’t already OD’d on her latest album The Truth About Love, the singer is getting some royal treatment over on VH1 with an updated Behind the Music: Pink at 10 p.m. and her new episode of Storytellers airs at 11 p.m. EW has an exclusive clip from each show below.

The first clip details the changes in Pink’s life since she had her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, in June 2011. The second is a special treat — a stellar performance of Pink’s moving song “Who Knew,” which was taped in L.A. in August for her episode of Storytellers.

Enjoy the full episodes of Behind the Music and Storytellers at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight, respectively, and get prepped with these exclusive sneak peeks here on EW.com now:

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'American Idol' roundup: Phillip Phillips releases song previews, Jessica Sanchez goes 'Glee,' and 'Skyfall' gets a killer cover by... Syesha?

Over the past 11 years American Idol has played host to 133 different finalists vying for a shot at belting out a coronation anthem at the Nokia. As such, keeping track of all the goings-on of American Idol alumni can be a daunting task — but hey, that’s what we’re here for!

Here’s what’s going on with your favorite American Idol stars:

PHILLIP PHILLIPS: The reigning champ’s album, The World From the Side of the Moon, won’t be available until Nov. 19, but 90-second previews of all the album’s songs have surfaced on iTunes. Though many of them reflect Phillips’ personal style while on Idol, there are more than a few that resemble his double-platinum smash “Home.” Come back to EW for a review of the disc later this week, but in the meantime, check out these snippets below. (“Gone, Gone, Gone” is my personal fave.) READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'CSI,' 'The Good Wife,' and more music-on-TV moments

This week, Jukebox saw a break-up, a set-up, more than a few pulse-pounding murders, and a musical middle finger at the idea of blending into the crowd. So if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you which tunes really resonated. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

OMFOGG! 'Gossip Girl' plans Frank Ocean-only soundtrack

Keep your ears perked, Upper East Siders. The dulcet tones of R&B crooner Frank Ocean will wash over Monday’s episode of Gossip Girl. Underscoring one of the show’s signature big-event eps (playfully titled “Monstrous Ball”), Ocean’s hit “Thinkin Bout You” will be featured alongside other Channel Orange tracks “Lost,” “Super Rich Kids,” “Pyramids,” and “Sweet Life.” It’s not only the first time The CW tentpole has exclusively featured a single artist during a broadcast, it’s also the first time one of Ocean’s songs has been featured on a TV series.

Gossip Girl‘s all-Ocean ep airs Monday, Nov. 12, as 9 p.m. ET.

Read more:
‘Gossip Girl’ recap: Keeping it in the family
Frank Ocean plays NYC synagogue, releases new song ‘Blue Whale': Hear it here
Frank Ocean drops NSFW ‘Pyramids’ video: Watch it here
TV Jukebox: ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Arrow,’ and more music-on-TV moments

No Doubt pull 'Looking Hot' video, apologize for offending Native Americans

Did you catch the video for No Doubt’s new single “Looking Hot,” which premiered online on Friday? If you didn’t, it’s gotten harder to find. Shortly after the premiere, the band pulled the clip because of negative reactions to their use of Native American imagery.

In the video, Gwen Stefani dresses up in a fashion-Pocahontas head-dress and is saved from a pair of cowboys (band members Tom Dumont and Adrian Young) by bassist Tony Kanal (who also dresses up in stereotypical teepee-living garb). Though it seemed no more culturally insensitive than Stefani’s melange of Asian imagery during her solo period or No Doubt’s well-documented appropriation of Jamaican ska and reggae culture, it was deemed beyond the pale by YouTube commenters who bombarded the clip with negative comments.

On Saturday, the band issued a long apology on their website. READ FULL STORY

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