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Ne-Yo on Nickelodeon's 'The Fresh Beat Band': Doing it for the kids -- EXCLUSIVE

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His six-month-old daughter may not quite be in The Fresh Beat Band‘s demographic yet, but Ne-Yo stopped by Nickelodeon’s pre-school music series to reimagine their theme song, “Great Day.”

Watch an exclusive sneak preview of the R&B smoothie’s on-set performance some two weeks before its premiere on May 27 at 1pm EST/PT: READ FULL STORY

Kings of Leon on Vh1's 'Storytellers': Watch them perform 'Knocked Up' here in a sneak preview -- EXCLUSIVE

“Whoah-oh-oh-oh!”

That’s the noise Kings of Leon fans should be making when they watch the band performing their spiraling 2007 Because of the Times tune “Knocked Up” (and, yes, it’s also the sound frontman Caleb Followill makes in the course of said number).

The clip is an exclusive outtake culled from a two-hour set the band performed for their VH1 Storytellers show, which kicks off a new season this Friday, May 13 at 11 p.m. ET. Check out it out here: READ FULL STORY

Matthew Morrison officially confirms duet with Sting -- EXCLUSIVE

Matthew Morrison has already announced collaborations on his upcoming album with an eclectic group of artists, including Elton John, Gwyneth Paltrow, and American Idol winner Kris Allen. Now, the Glee star is confirming a duet with one of music’s biggest stars: Sting. While it’s been rumored about for months, Morrison now tells EW exclusively, “I am happy to confirm that the final duet on my album is with one of my icons, a musical genius, Sting.  I was honored that he agreed to do the duet and allow me to sing with him on one of his most incredible songs, ‘Let Your Soul Be My Pilot’.” Morrison’s self-titled album drops next Tuesday. Listen to Sting’s original version below…

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'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to host weeklong tribute to Bob Marley with Jennifer Hudson, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz and more - EXCLUSIVE

Last year, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon invited a handful of bands to pay tribute to the Rolling Stones in honor of the re-release of Exile on Main Street. It was a tremendous week of music, featuring performances by the likes of Green Day and Phish tackling classics like “Loving Cup” and “Rip It Up.”

Starting on Monday, May 9, the musical guests on Late Night will all tip their (giant, dread-covering) hats to reggae legend Bob Marley in honor of the 30th anniversary of the great one’s passing.

Monday night’s show features Bob’s son Ziggy, while Tuesday night’s (May 10) episode welcomes Chris Cornell. Jennifer Hudson checks in on Wednesday (May 11), Jakob Dylan pays his respects on Thursday (May 12) and Lenny Kravitz wraps things up on Friday (May 13). Each artist will perform a classic Marley tune that pays tribute to his revolutionary spirit and deep influence on music.

“Big up Jimmy Fallon for honoring the memory of my father,” said son Ziggy, who will also spend time on the couch discussing his father’s legacy with Fallon. “Much respect.”

Though Fallon is still a relative newcomer to the late-night scene, his show has rapidly grown into the best place to see after-hours performances from some of the greatest names in music.

He shrewdly hired the Roots as his house band, and since the show’s inception has played host to a number of huge musical moments, from the drum-off between Ringo Starr and Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson to Fallon dressing up as Neil Young to perform Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” (with assistance from a very game Bruce Springsteen) and bananas hip-hop collective Odd Future’s first network appearance.

The weeklong tribute to Marley promises to be yet another notch in Fallon’s ever-expanding musical belt. So tell us, readers: What Bob song would you like to see each slated artist get irie on?

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New Carla Bruni song for charity disc with Sheryl Crow, Roseanne Cash, and more: Hear it here -- EXCLUSIVE

In the ’90s, glamazons Carla Bruni and Christy Turlington stalked the high-fashion catwalks and dated rock stars like it was their job—which, as supermodels, it sort of was.

Today, Turlington is a documentary filmmaker and activist for maternal health through her Every Mother Counts foundation, and Bruni is, famously, the First Lady of France, and also a platinum-selling singer-songwriter.

Now the two are reunited via Turlington’s (now Turlington Burns’) upcoming No Woman No Cry, a film following four at-risk pregnant women around the world.

Bruni, along with Patti Scialfa, Sheryl Crow, Angelique Kidjo, Roseanne Cash, and Martha Wainwright, contribute to the album, a companion piece to the documentary, which is set to premiere on the OWN Network on May 7.

Find Bruni’s gentle, lovely  “Le Loup, La Biche et Le Chevalier (Une Chanson Douce)” after the jump:

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Hear Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow duet on 'Over the Rainbow' -- EXCLUSIVE

EW was the first to tell you about Matthew Morrison’s duet with his Glee co-star Gwyneth Paltrow for Morrison’s upcoming album.

Now we can offer you a sneak peak at the results with this exclusive taste of their collaboration on the classic, “Over the Rainbow.” The tune has become somewhat of a staple for Morrison as he performed it during his Glee audition and has also tackled it on the series.

Paltrow, meanwhile, is reportedly working on her own record deal and will be back as Holly Holliday on Glee‘s April 19th episode. The pair’s “Over the Rainbow” will be available to download tomorrow on iTunes and Morrison’s album is scheduled for release on May 10 (you can find the dates for his summer tour here).

Listen below to Morrison and Paltrow’s cover: READ FULL STORY

Lykke Li performing 'Possibility' for the first time ever, on' Unplugged': Watch it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Fresh off her excellent second album Wounded Rhymes, Swedish songstress Lykke Li will be the guest of honor this Thursday on Unplugged.

Amongst her seven-song set will be Wounded tracks “Sadness Is a Blessing,” “I Know Places,” and “Jerome,” along with Youth Novel’s  “Dance Dance Dance,” and a cover of Big Pink’s “Velvet”—and a song she’s never performed live before, “Possibility,” from the New Moon soundtrack.

The show premiers in full on April 7 at 9 p.m. ET, but you can see “Possiblity” here exclusively first: READ FULL STORY

The Ready Set and Pete Wentz parody 'The Godfather' in new video-EXCLUSIVE

Has The Ready Set—a.k.a. Jordan Witzigreuter, the artist behind the clap-your-hands-and-sing-along “Love Like Woe”— allowed his Top 40 success to go to his head?

Probably not, but he has let his obsession with The Godfather run rampant in a new video guest-starring pop-punk poster boy Pete Wentz that is exclusively available at EW: READ FULL STORY

Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow to duet on his upcoming album -- EXCLUSIVE

Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow have already proven they have great onscreen chemistry as lovestruck teachers Will Schuester and Holly Holliday on Glee. (The actress pops up again on the April 19 episode.) Now the pair are hoping that energy translates to the recording studio. EW has learned exclusively that Morrison and the Country Strong star will duet on his self-titled adult-contemporary album, scheduled to drop this May 10. Morrison asked Paltrow to sing on the album during her work on Glee, but admits the conversation was slightly awkward. “The hardest part of doing this album was asking these people favors, like Elton [John] and her,” says the actor. “I’m so not that guy.” Luckily, choosing the song for their collaboration was much easier. The pair will be covering a tune very familiar to Morrison and his Glee fans: the classic “Over the Rainbow.” The actor auditioned for Glee with the song and performed it on the series’ season 1 finale. “People kind of know me for that song now,” says Morrison. “I wanted to do a duet with a female. I thought that was a good song to do, and we really did a different arrangement of it. It’s a lot of strings, and it’s beautiful.”

For more on Morrison’s duet with Paltrow, pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands this Friday.

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Rising rapper Wax debuts his new video, 'Dispensary Girl' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Wax, the Maryland-bred rapper who’s become an internet star with videos that are funnier than most SNL digital shorts, is a man of no small ambition—he describes his own sound “as a mix of Johnny Cash and Jay-Z.”

Tomorrow, he debuts his new mixtape, Scrublife, on his website, but today he’s exclusively given EW.com the new (warning: NSFW) video for his lead single, “Dispensary Girl.” Check it out…and, please, watch your step. (Or, skip ahead to 1:16 if you’re squeamish): READ FULL STORY

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