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Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” video: ‘Inception’ orgy in a perfume bottle?

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The video for J. Lo’s newest sweaty, synthy club-banging pop anthem premiered last night on American Idol, and although the song is relatively harmless and catchy, the video is…confusing.

A stream of vodka flowing in zero gravity alerts us at the beginning that this isn’t your madre‘s J.Lo video — a fact further validated when she starts going at it with her tattooed paramour in a zero-gravity hotel corridor.

Whether it’s Lopez dancing like a glittering Latina Silver Surfer or the dramatic St. Elsewhere-like twist at the end (did we mention that the entire thing takes place inside a perfume bottle? Because it does), the video for “Dance Again” is something worth checking out, even if you’re not a Lopez fan. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lopez once again joins forces with Pitbull for new single 'Dance Again': Hear it here!

This season of American Idol has been weak on water cooler moments and breakout performances.

The biggest newsmakers are still the people sitting behind the judges’ table: Steven Tyler just announced that a new album and tour from his band Aerosmith, and now Jennifer Lopez has dropped a new single called “Dance Again.”

Lopez (who totally didn’t flash any of her naughty bits during the Oscar telecast) got her great career resurrection last summer with the single “On the Floor,” featuring a guest verse from Pitbull and production by RedOne. Clearly operating in the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” idiom, Lopez once again sings over a buttery disco groove with an assist from Miami’s favorite bilingual MC.

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Madonna debuts 'Give Me All Your Luvin',' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.: Watch it here

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Unbate your breath, Madge fans: it’s here.

After sprinkling around a string of promotional hints and teasers, Madonna is now allowing us to witness her sports-crazed video for “Give Me All Your Luvin’” in all its glory.

Surrounded by cartoonish, Dick Tracy-esque imagery and an (unbranded) football team, Madge runs around in various costumes while Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. — dressed as cheerleaders — goad her on.

The trio, as the video suggests, are psyched about their Super Bowl halftime duties this Sunday. Not even an anonymous gangster with a tommy gun can stop them now!

And as a bonus, one of the three outré personalities in the video attempts to nurse a plastic baby doll through her leopard-print brassiere. Which lady is it? Watch the video below to find out:

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Watch 'Parks and Rec' star Aubrey Plaza go crazy in new clip from ex Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman -- VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

Once upon a time, many months and Lana Del Rey posts ago, we asked Aubrey Plaza what was on her iPod.

The Parks and Recreation actress tipped us off to the then-unreleased “Hollywood Forever Cemetery” from J. Tillman, formerly of the Fleet Foxes, and mentioned that she’d be starring in its video.

And Aubrey Plaza is not a liar!

Under the moniker Father John Misty, Tillman has released the song (now titled “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”) as the lead single off his forthcoming debut Fear Fun (out May 1), as well as a video to match. Named for one of L.A.’s oldest burial grounds, the droney psych-rock dirge is a bit of a departure from Fleet Foxes’ fey forest-folk, but one that will likely please old fans nonetheless.

As for the video: “We created this trippy funeral scene in Laurel Canyon,” Parks and Rec‘s deadpan doyenne told us back in September. “I play a crazy person who destroys the funeral.”

Watch Plaza go certifiably H.A.M. — eating flowers, smashing turntables, smoking apples — in the video below:

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Jack White announces solo album, debuts new song 'Love Interruption': Hear it here

We’ve seen Jack White do a lot of things. First came the White Stripes, of course, and then the seemingly endless list of side projects and collaborations, some (the Raconteurs, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, the Dead Weather, John C. Reilly) better than others (okay, mostly just Insane Clown Posse). We’ve even seen the man take home an elephant head!

This spring, though, we’ll get see him do something new: go solo.

White announced today that he’ll be releasing his solo debut Blunderbuss on April 24 via Third Man Records, the label-record-store-recording-studio he runs out of Nashville.

“I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time, but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name,” White says of the new album. “These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”

And if his album’s very, very good lead single is any indication, Blunderbuss will be worth the wait. Check out the short, strummy “Love Interruption” below:

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Jay-Z commemorates Blue Ivy Carter with a new song, 'Glory': Hear it here

Well, that was fast.

If Beyoncé’s news-making weekend delivery isn’t exciting enough, her husband now has one of his own: “Glory,” which Jay-Z released on his blog Life+Times.

The soul-inflected song is an ode to newly born daughter Blue Ivy Carter, who actually makes her own guest appearance, despite being only two days old. Credited as B.I.C., the baby closes the Neptunes-produced track with a bit of gentle crying.

The song’s other, non-infant guest vocalist is Pharrell Williams, who coos over the silky-smooth hook as Hov drops adoring (nursery) rhymes like, “I’ll paint the sky Blue, my greatest creation is you.”

Check out the world’s greatest baby present below!

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Jennifer Lopez stars in another ad, this time for expensive stereos

While her album Love? won’t be showing up on Entertainment Weekly‘s list of the 10 best albums of 2011 (you can see that list in the issue that hits newsstands this Friday, by the way), Jennifer Lopez has ultimately had more ups than downs this year.

Sure, her marriage ended and she got involved in this debacle with Mick Jagger and will.i.am, but Love? sold well, “On the Floor” shot her back up the charts, and she received consistently high marks for her run on American Idol.

She also cashed quite a few checks from the likes of car manufacturer Fiat, cosmetics company L’Oreal, and now fancy home-theater masterminds Harman/Kardon. In the new commercial, Lopez presides over a symphony of destruction that somehow acts as a metaphor for sonic self-improvement and contemporary comfort. Or something.

Watch it for yourself below: READ FULL STORY

Shakira Live in Paris: 'Whenever, Wherever' -- An EW Video Exclusive

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Perhaps you are familiar with the hips that cannot lie?

They continue to tell truths in Shakira’s upcoming Live from Paris DVD/CD, out today. Watch below, in an exclusive EW clip of her performing her international 2001 smash “Whenever, Wherever,” as they also tell Gay Paree how to do pelvic contortions typically seen only in Cirque du Soleil, and certain Gumby films perhaps not meant for childrens’ eyes: READ FULL STORY

Latin Grammys: Calle 13 cleans up, Demi Lovato gets revealing

Last night in Las Vegas, the Latino music community gathered together at the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Though the word “Grammys” is in there, the Latin Grammys tends to be a way looser show than its counterpart.

They’re a lot more diverse too: The big winners during last night’s show were Puerto Rican hip-hop collective Calle 13, who walked away with nine prizes (out of 10 total nominations) tied to their fourth album Entren Los Que Quieran. In fact, the only thing that kept them from scoring a clean sweep on their nominations was the fact that they were nominated twice in the same category.

The rest of the show, which aired on Univision and almost certainly clobbered that truly atrocious episode of The Office in the ratings, was a healthy mix of crossover performers and acts like Calle 13 who seem one big English-language single away from a massive break.

Shakira took home two awards (for Person of the Year and for Best Female Pop Album) and also performed a trio of tunes in the evening’s liveliest performances. Pitbull and Marc Anthony re-created their hit “Rain Over Me,” with Pit dropping some of the evening’s few English verses on stage.

However, the evening’s most eye-popping performance might have belonged to Demi Lovato. While the newly red-haired pop star did actually sing on stage, she did most of her head-turning on the red carpet, where she wore a pantsuit the completely redefined the idea of a plunging neckline. That’s an awful lot of cleavage, even for Las Vegas.

Check out the full list of nominees (with the winners in bold italics) after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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