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Madonna to appear in live Facebook chat with Jimmy Fallon to promote album release

Madonna will kick off the release of MDNA by sitting down with Jimmy Fallon for a livestream chat on Facebook on Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m. EST.

The interview will take place before a live audience and will feature Madonna sharing sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes snippets of rehearsals for her upcoming tour. The news of the interview was confirmed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and both Fallon and Madge will be sharing posts on Facebook in advance of the interview.

MDNA is scheduled to be released Monday, March 26, through Interscope Records. Lead single “Give Me All Your Luvin'” hit number one on Billboard’s Dance/Club chart and marked Madonna’s 41st number one dance hit in her career.

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Lana Del Rey drops sexy, cologne-y new video for 'Blue Jeans': Watch it here

What’s your favorite perfume commercial? Ours used to be the magical “Someday by Justin Bieber,” but now it’s probably this new clip for “Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey.

Oh, what’s that? It’s a music video featuring the same tattooed model from the singer’s “Born to Die” music video? Our bad. We were a little confused because, you know, Del Rey already had a music video for the song. (And seriously: Blue Jeans is also a real fragrance.)

Either way, the new one’s fun, too: more polished, less colorful, all Lana. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments:

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Beyonce books first post-birth concerts in Atlantic City

Just three months after the birth of Blue Ivy, Beyoncé is ready to get back to the business of being a pop star.

It was announced today that the star will be part of the grand opening of the Revel Resorts in Atlantic City, playing a trio of shows over Memorial Day weekend that will represent her first time onstage since she and husband Jay-Z welcomed their first-born back on January 7.

The shows are May 25-27, and tickets go on sale April 6.

Parenthood has not kept Jigga down, either — he’s played two high-profile shows since adding a new member of his family: One a historic concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the other just last week at the annual South By Southwest Festival.

The last time Beyoncé performed a full concert was in August of last year during a run at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, just before she officially announced her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

These Atlantic City shows should answer a lot of questions: Has motherhood changed her voice? Does she still look great in all those shimmery dresses? Will she team up with Sleigh Bells to run through “Irreplaceable”? And what’s on Blue Ivy’s list of rider demands? (Our guesses: No, yes, highly unlikely, and hand-strained organic pears.)

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Jay-Z burns through SXSW set, requires police escort to get there — see his performance

Get ready for Katy Perry in 3-D, 'Part of Me' in theaters this summer

Get your 3-D glasses ready, Katy Perry fans. The pop star is bringing blue wigs and whipped-cream bras to a theater near you. The singer is teaming up with Paramount to make the leap to the big screen with 3-D documentary-style film on her life on and off screen. We can only assume it will be a hybrid of her recent California Dream world tour, life on the road, and snippets of her personal life.

The “Teenage Dream” singer tweeted: “Finally, my movie coming out with Paramount this summer! It’s called Katy Perry: Part of Me Presented In 3D! #KP3D.’ READ FULL STORY

Rihanna feuding with Chris Brown's girlfriend? Let's examine the evidence

Is she a good Twitter girl gone bad? Rihanna has taken to the 140-character site to offer up a steamy image of herself on Wednesday — in which she strikes a strategically covered-up topless pose with the message, “Where have you been all my life?!”

The post has sent already-wagging tongues into overdrive, wondering if this is just another part of her alleged feud with Chris Brown’s current girlfriend, model Karreuche Tran.

Last week, the songstress tweeted a feasibly harmless but potentially offensive picture of a packet of rice cakes dressed up in hoop earrings and shades with the caption, “Ima make you my b****.” Rihanna’s followers made the obvious link to Tran, who is half-Vietnamese.

Then, when one of Rihanna’s followed asked her to save him some rice cakes, she responded with, “Kinda DRY.” Was it all a thinly veiled dig? Maybe. Maybe not.

On her “Birthday Cake (Remix)” single with Chris Brown, she does sing, “Come and get it / Sweeter than a rice cake / Cake worth sipping.” And anyone who has ever eaten a rice cake knows that yes, they can be dry.

While we were busy decoding Rihanna’s twitpic game, Karreuche retaliated with Nicki Minaj lyrics on her Facebook. “I win you loose!!! [sic] *nicki voice* I mean I got him, you got pictures of him” with a friend posting adding, “I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. C’mon, you see where Brad at.” Jab? Again, maybe. Maybe not.

Karreuche tweeted that she doesn’t even have a Facebook page, but that retreat didn’t seem to phase Rihanna, who fire back song lyrics from Minaj’s rival, Lil Kim: “I’m a leader, yall on some followin s—, comin in dis game on some modeling s—!”

Is this a full-on feud? It’s all still a mystery. Either way, it’s clear these two won’t be trading friendship bracelets and braiding each others’ hair anytime soon.

What do you think? Is this a war of words or is just some silly social-media back-and-forth?

Read more:
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The-Dream says Rihanna asked to collaborate with Chris Brown  

Miranda Lambert tells Chris Brown to ‘take notes’ during ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ performance 

Mariah Carey returns to the stage for the first time since the birth of #DemBabies: See the video here

Throughout her career, Mariah Carey has rarely done anything that could be described as “understated” (you need look no further than her legendary episode of MTV Cribs for proof).

But for her grand return to the stage last night– her first performance since giving birth to twins — Carey kept it small.

Her performance was part of a series called “Plot Your Escape: Four Concerts. Countless Celebrities,” at New York’s tiny Gotham Hall. The evening simulcasted four shows from four different cities: Carey and Diddy in New York, Lil Wayne and Cee Lo in Los Angeles (is that why Weezy bagged on Jimmy Kimmel Live?), Sara Bareilles and Maroon 5 in Chicago, and Mary J. Blige and Gavin DeGraw in New Orleans.

A be-gowned Carey kept the whole thing pretty loose, even joking with the audience that she wasn’t entirely prepared for the evening. (Such was the case when she ran into a bit of trouble on her 1996 hit “Always Be My Baby,” when she seemed to have forgotten where she was supposed to come in). Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

Whitney Houston biopic reportedly already in the works, Rihanna's name mentioned for lead role

Only two weeks after Whitney Houston’s passing, rumors are already circulating about a tell-all book to be penned by her ex-husband Bobby Brown and a biopic being put together by longtime mentor Clive Davis.

In fact, the U.K.’s Daily Mail thinks that Rihanna is the favorite to play Houston, with Jennifer Hudson, Vivica Fox, and Jordin Sparks also apparently on the short list.

All of those ideas remain simply rumors—and pretty flimsy ones as well; the names largely seem less like genuine casting news than an arbitrary collection of black actresses.

So let’s assume that Rihanna, whose first film role will come this May in the board-game-turned-big-screen-action-flick Battleship, is not exactly a lock for the part, despite the fact that the two women share a pop-star background and complicated relationships with guys named Brown.

However, Houston’s biography is so rich that it seems inevitable that it will end up on the big screen one of these days. Assuming that, who should take on the title role in The Whitney Houston StoryREAD FULL STORY

Adele raises middle finger at the Brit Awards

You’re gonna wish you never had cut her off! In an act of defiance against “the suits” who interrupted her acceptance speech for British Album of the Year — and perhaps to show solidarity with Super Bowl pharaoh bitch goddess M.I.A. — Adele flipped the bird to the crowd at tonight’s Brit Awards. The 23-year-old, who won six Grammys last week, had also picked up the Brit for Best Female Artist of the Year earlier in the evening.

Adele explained after the awards that the gesture wasn’t intended for her fans and that she wished nothing but the best forrrrr youuuuu (as long as you weren’t the one responsible for telling host James Corden to cut her off). “I was about to thank the British public for their support and they cut me off, and I’m sorry if I offended anyone,” she said. “But the suits offended me, so thank you very much for all of your support.”

Watch this international tragedy below. It actually seems like bloody good fun to me (this isn’t America; there aren’t rules) but I’m sure some people are about to freak the eff out!

Judge for yourself, then vote in our poll…. READ FULL STORY

Grammys 2012: An on-the-scene report from inside the Staples Center

Partially designed as a live concert for 28,000 fans, the Grammy Awards are truly made for their much larger TV audience.

So when it comes to the annual kudos-fest, what you see on your screen at home is largely what you get inside the show at the Staples Center in downtown L.A., too. There isn’t much fanfare during the commercial breaks or off-screen activities happening, and — since the Staples Center is so huge — it’s overwhelming to zero in on what little delights could be happening around the arena.

But, I was there last night, and since I was, I thought I’d share with you the few little tidbits that you might not have seen on your own televisions, like which classic Grammy performances they played for the Staples audience during the commercial breaks, and how the crowd reacted to various performances and moments. Here’s the tick-tock of the night from inside:

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Whitney Houston's isolated vocal track on 'How Will I Know': A true once-in-a-generation voice

It should go without saying that Whitney Houston had a once-in-a-generation voice, the kind of soaring, peerless pipes that somehow made the highest, piercing notes sound effortlessly sung. But sometimes a reminder of such things is still helpful. Within hours of the news of Houston’s death hitting the Internet, a recording of her isolated vocal track on her number one charting hit “How Will I Know” went viral after comedian and radio host Jake Fogelnest posted it to his blog on Tumblr. Check out the recording below, and try not to get goosebumps:  READ FULL STORY

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