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Carrie Underwood drops new single 'Good Girl', fully embraces her rocker side: What do you think?

It’s been almost three years since her last album, and Carrie Underwood is ready to make her comeback.

This morning, the country superstar released her new single “Good Girl,’ the lead track from her upcoming fourth album (set to arrive on May 1), exclusively on iTunes, where it’s already holding strong in the Top 10. READ FULL STORY

Lana Del Rey did fine on 'SNL,' says Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is certainly no “gangster Nancy Sinatra” (or gangster anything, really), but the lady does know how to brush that dirt off her shoulder.

Her album Born to Die finally dropped today, yet many people are still having trouble getting past her much-maligned showing on Saturday Night Live, which 22.53 percent of you thought was SNL‘s worst musical outing of all time. (Ashlee Simpson “won” the poll with 54.85 percent.)

Del Rey, however, has no idea what you’re talking about.

“I actually felt good about it. I thought I looked beautiful and sang fine,” she told Rolling Stone, presumably with a straight face. “It felt OK.”

“The cast and crew said they loved it,” she added. “I know some people didn’t like it, but that’s just the way I perform, and my fans know that.”


50 Cent agrees to tweet nude pics of himself if the Giants lose the Super Bowl


If you don’t already have a team to root for in this year’s Super Bowl, and depending on how you feel about the guy who brought the world “Candy Shop,” you might want to pick up a Patriots jersey this week.

Why? Because 50 Cent’s crotch says so.

Following in the great football tradition of taking pictures of your junk to send out into the world, the “Outta Control” rapper recently raised the Super Sunday stakes by making an unusual bet: to tweet a picture of his private parts if the New York Giants lose.

The wiener wager was prompted by an overeager Twitter follower with the handle MyBestAssets, who tweeted at Fiddy:

“Lets bet. If the Giants lose the Superbowl, u must post ur [d—] on the twitter. If they win, I’ll post my boobs & face on here. Bet?”

After careful consideration, the rapper — whose penchant for Twitter flirtation is well documented — replied with the following:


OK! Don’t mess this one up, Tom Brady!

But Fiddy isn’t just putting his dignity on the line, either. He also told rapper and Cash Money CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams that he would throw a cool million dollars behind Eli Manning’s team, having already scored a half million bucks betting on Big Blue in the playoffs.

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


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

Daniel Radcliffe swoops in to Lana Del Rey's 'SNL' defense

Call it Harry Potter and the Cold-Blooded Critics.

After hosting last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, Daniel Radcliffe is publicly coming to the defense of the episode’s musical guest Lana Del Rey, whose performance has inspired the first Great Music Debate of 2012.

“It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly,” Radcliffe said to the British press of Del Rey, who sang “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” on that fateful night.

“I also think people are making it about things other than the performance,” the actor continued. “If you read what people are saying about her online, it’s all about her past and her family and stuff that’s nobody else’s business.”

Added Radcliffe, “I don’t think it warranted anywhere near that reaction.”


Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars debut their 'Hunger Games' song live at the Ryman -- VIDEO


Last night country-folk duo (and 2011 EW breakouts) the Civil Wars made their Ryman Auditorium debut to a sold-out crowd in Nashville.

The twosome were clearly well-received — at one point garnering a standing ovation, after a performance of “Barton Hollow” — but that affectionate outburst wasn’t the only surprise last night.

Between tunes, Joy Williams jokingly introduced a guest performer who “hasn’t had much time on stage” and “is really new at writing songs,” and into the spotlight stepped a faux-shy Taylor Swift, with whom the Civil Wars recently collaborated on “Safe and Sound,” the haunting ballad from the upcoming Hunger Games movie.

Upon taking the stage, Swift, in very T-Swifty fashion, remarked, “Man, this is so sold out right now — do you know that?”

For the first time ever, the three singers performed “Safe and Sound,” and except for one slightly flat high note (via Swift, whose lilt was otherwise lovely and very much in tune) in the first chorus, they sounded terrific.

Swift, an expert at channeling the feeling of a song, stood solemnly with hands clasped and head low, while Williams and John Paul White brushed their crescendoing harmonic flourishes throughout. Watch the collaboration below: READ FULL STORY

Kanye's ex Amber Rose waxes poetic about paparazzi, ropes in boyfriend Wiz Khalifa on new single 'Fame': Hear it here!

There are plenty of people who are famous for reasons nobody can really decipher.

The Kardashians have carved out their whole existence based on this principle, though they surely have to tip their sweatshop-wrangled hats to the Paris Hiltons and Heidi Montags who came before them.

What do all of those parties have in common? They all eventually took a shot at pop stardom, with results ranging from terrible to vile to the worst single of 2011.

So it was probably inevitable that Amber Rose, the Kardashian of hip-hop, would go the same route. If you know Rose at all, you probably recognize her either from a low-level modeling gig, those ads for marshmallow-flavored vodka, or as a rapper’s red-carpet plus-one (she’s currently linked to Wiz Khalifa, and was on the arm of Kanye West the night he began his now-legendary beef with Taylor Swift).

Now you can know her as a woman who coos about the overwhelming nature of her particular brand of fame in a way that sounds simultaneously oblivious, smug, and whiny. But judge for yourself below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber talks Michael Jackson comparisons, relationship with Jesus, and more in new interview

He’s coming up on his 18th birthday in March, and Justin Bieber wants you to know he’s a baby (baby baby-oh) no more.

The singer recently chatted with V magazine in a wide-ranging interview about his work ethic, his relationship to God, and comparisons to another teen idol who grew up in the public eye. Find some of the most noteworthy quotes after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Van Halen release 'Tattoo,' first new song with David Lee Roth in 16 years: Hear it here


When Van Halen invaded New York City’s tiny Cafe Wha? last week, they played one “new” song over the course of their one hour set.

The song in question, “She’s the Woman,” was kind of a cheat; it’s been kicking around since around 1976 but was never recorded. (It will finally get a proper release when the band drops A Different Kind of Truth, their first David Lee Roth-led album in 28 years, on February 7.)

But what of actual new music written in this century? [UPDATE: Or possibly not.] This morning, the band let loose the first official single from A Different Kind of Truth: A groovy little ditty called “Tattoo” that contains all the requisite elements for a Van Halen single—huge honking riff, rugged backbeat, blistering guitar solo, and enough room for Roth to do his talking-blues thing with the lyrics, which focus on a woman who goes from “mousewife to momshell in the time it took to get that new tattoo,” a lyric both charmingly inexplicable and almost alienating in its smugness. But then Diamond Dave smiles and winks and everything is all right again.

It’s not going to replace “Jump” or “Dance the Night Away” in the great VH pantheon, but it’s a pretty solid first step for a group of guys who haven’t recorded together since Roth lent his vocals to “Me Wise Magic” and “Can’t Get This Stuff No More” for 1996’s Best of Volume 1. (For the record, this is way better than either of those songs.) Give it a spin below. 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

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