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Celebrities mourn Etta James via Twitter, internet

The legendary Etta James succumbed to leukemia this morning, and people all over are remembering the singer’s 73 years of life in different ways.

Beyonce, who famously played the star in 2008′s Cadillac Records — and ran into some static with the older star later — took to her website with the following statement:

“This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time. I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed.”

For many, Twitter provides a natural outlet to mourn and pay tribute. Celebrities as varied as Questlove, Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill, and Nancy Grace have already tweeted about James; we’ve included many of them below: READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry releases another 'The One That Got Away' remix: Will this finally push the song to No. 1?

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Katy Perry will not rest until “The One That Got Away” becomes her sixth straight No. 1 single.

The pop star’s album Teenage Dream has already matched Michael Jackson’s Bad as the second album in history to produce five No. 1′s, and a few weeks ago, Perry came thisclose to topping the King of Pop with “The One That Got Away.”

A remixed-version of the song featuring B.O.B. boosted the pop lament from No. 5 to No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in December, but Perry couldn’t muscle her way past LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” or Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” and last week, she dropped down to No. 6.

Now, Perry has released another remix — this time a stripped-down acoustic take — perhaps in hopes that it can boost sales and get the sometimes-pink-sometimes-blue-haired diva that sixth No. 1 (that got away). Give it a listen below: READ FULL STORY

Nicole Scherzinger performs new song 'Pretty' on 'The X Factor'; will she finally catch her break?

On the one hand, it must be sort of a drag being Nicole Scherzinger — her post-Pussycat Dolls career has been a series of false starts, stalled singles, and bumped release dates.

(Consider this: Can you hum the melodies to “Baby Love,” “Poison,” “Don’t Hold Your Breath,” “Right There,” or “Try With Me,” all of which have been released as radio songs and turned into videos in the lead-up to Scherzinger’s still AWOL debut in the United States?)

Then again, Scherzinger keeps getting opportunities to redeem herself — not a luxury every would-be pop star gets. Which brings us to Thursday night’s episode of The X Factor, and her performance of a new song, “Pretty.”

The Internet reaction has been pretty positive so far, so does this mean that the tide will finally turn for her as a solo star? Judge for yourself after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Lana Del Rey's moody, blood-soaked, tiger-filled 'Born To Die' video: What do you think?

Lana Del Rey, the bewitchingly pouty indie-ballad goddess whose debut single “Video Games” garnered her a crazy amount of internet ink this year, has just released a video for her second single, “Born To Die,” and true to polarizing form, it’s already got people worked up.

The video for the beautifully dour tune features an array of striking images: A shirtless Del Rey standing in front of an American flag with a tattooed man; a pale-skinned, red-lipped Del Rey, wearing a flower crown and sitting on a throne in a French cathedral between two tigers, and finally, harrowing image of Del Rey’s bloodied corpse in the arms of her man in front of a fire.

It’s all very shadowy and very moody. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga releases 14-minute-long video for 'Marry the Night': Watch here!

One of the beautiful things about most music videos is that you can watch them in just a few — or maybe four or five — minutes, max.

But leave it to Lady Gaga to unspool a mini-movie that’s half the length of a sitcom episode. Folks, Little Monsters, and everyone else: Gaga has released her epic, 14-minute-long music video for her latest single “Marry the Night.”

And, as ever, the clip is a trip to Total Crazyville, population: 1, Lady Gaga — filled with a surreal visit to the ER, ballerinas, Cheerio-hording, naked bathtub writhing, Fame-style dance sessions, and cars catching fire.

Settle in for 14 minutes and watch the “Marry the Night” video below, but note that if you want to, you know, get right to the song, you’ll need to skip to about the 8-minute mark:

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December's 'VH1 Divas' adds Chaka, Eryka, Estelle, and -- yes -- some boys

Divas, make way! VH1 has added a bevy of other ladies — and, yes, some dudes, too — to the line-up for its annual special VH1 Divas, including Chaka Kahn (pictured here), Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius. The non-diva entities –i.e. those who have a Y chromosome — added include Boyz II Men and Travie McCoy.

The seven new acts join the previously announced divas, which include Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Florence Welch, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, and Jill Scott. The Roots will serve as the house band for the engagement.

VH1 Divas will celebrate soul this year, honoring so-called “soulful cities” — Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis, and Philadelphia — that inspired the participating divas and their art. The special airs Monday, Dec. 19, at 9 p.m. on VH1.

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‘VH1 Divas’: See Kelly Clarkson’s promotional poster — EXCLUSIVE
Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Florence Welch, and Jennifer Hudson to headline this year’s ‘VH1 Divas’

'VH1 Divas': See Kelly Clarkson's promotional poster -- FIRST LOOK

A few weeks back, Kelly Clarkson, Florence Welch, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, and Jill Scott were all announced as the headliners at this year’s VH1 Divas, which is set to celebrate soul music this year when it airs Dec. 19 at 9 p.m.

As we steamroll closer to that date, VH1 has shared with EW the first look at fave Kelly Clarkson’s poster promoting the big night. In it, Clarkson is, in a word, looking Stronger, mostly because the photo used is taken from the artwork from her latest album. Clarkson has been in bed with VH1 quite a bit lately, as she also recently did an Unplugged special for the network to raise awareness for Stronger.

Anticipate Ms. Clarkson’s return to the Divas stage by taking a gander at the poster here:

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Ingrid Michaelson's new single 'Ghost': Hear the premiere here -- EXCLUSIVE

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has cobbled together four albums’ worth of charming, hook-filled pop that revolves around her effervescent melodies and easy, sweet voice.

Her songs have made her a mainstay both on pop radio and on television — see appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, and So You Think You Can Dance, among many others. She made a crazy-cool video for her song “Parachute,” and most recently, scored a fresh victory with her swoony cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” which appears in the trailer to the critically-acclaimed film Like Crazy.

She’ll continue her movement forward on her upcoming fifth album Human Again, which drops on January 24, 2012. The new collection, by far Michaelson’s most upbeat, features the passionate single “Ghost.” You can listen to the exclusive premiere of that single after the jump (and click here to preorder): READ FULL STORY

Courtney Love freaks out when concert-goer holds up photo of Kurt Cobain -- Watch the video here

Certain things in life are inevitable. Everybody gets sick. We all die. Andy Reid will mismanage the clock. Ron Paul will make this face. These things are so common that they should seem unremarkable, and yet every time they happen we think, “How could this possibly have happened again?”

Such is the case with Courtney Love, who turned a concert in Brazil into one of her signature freak-outs. According to multiple reports, Love began her odd outing at the SWU Festival by showing her boobs (ho-hum), then requesting some lip balm “for her herpes sore.” She continued to espouse her philosophy on the microphone, announcing her status as a gay icon and taking credit for being the inspiration for Smashing Pumpkins albums Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. (Based on the reissue of Siamese Dream we’ve been listening to, she shouldn’t be too proud of that one.)

The fireworks really got started when Love spotted a poster of her late husband Kurt Cobain in the crowd. “I don’t need to see a picture of Kurt, a–hole, and I’m going to have you f–ing removed if you keep throwing that up,” she shouted at the fan holding the poster. “I’m not Kurt. I have to live with his s—, his ghost, his kid every day. Throwing that up is stupid and rude and I’ll beat the f— out of you if you do it again. You weren’t f—ing married to him. I f—ing was! Go see the f—ing Foo Fighters and do that s—!”

Now that’s a rant! READ FULL STORY

Pitbull countersues Lindsay Lohan for that 'Give Me Everything' lyric

Lindsay Lohan just can’t seem to get out of her own way. After doffing her clothes for a Playboy payout and spending a handful of hours in jail, she came out finding that she had been countersued by Pitbull in response to a defamation suit she filed against him.

Back in August, Lohan filed against Pitbull because of a lyric in his hit “Give Me Everything” that went “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan.” The beleaguered actress felt that it was an unjust knock against her character (even though she had already been in jail once already), saying “the lyrics, by virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the defendants about the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plaintiff.” The suit was filed in New York, which has a civil rights law protecting a person from having his or her name exploited for commercial gain.

Since the suit was filed just prior to the MTV Video Music Awards, Pitbull did the gentlemanly thing and invited Lohan to join him at the show, where he was performing the song in question. He even left her a ticket at will call.

Lohan didn’t show up, and apparently Pitbull is done playing games, as he has filed a suit of his own against Lohan. His claims that he did in fact have just cause to write that lyric (because, of course, she actually spent time in jail) and also noted that she was ineligible to file the suit in the state of New York, as she clearly lives in California (or at least does time there).

What do you think? Will everybody drop their suits and walk away friendly? And do you agree with Pitbull and believe the lyric is fair? Give us everything in the comments.

Read more on EW.com:
Pitbull invites litigious Lindsay Lohan to the VMAs, says lyric about her is positive: Watch the video statement here
Lindsay Lohan to pose nude for ‘Playboy’
Rap beef! Lindsay Lohan sues Pitbull, Ne-Yo, and Afrojack for ‘irreparable harm’

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