Taylor Swift releases a new track off her forthcoming Red LP called ‘I Knew You Were Trouble.’ Swift said of the song:
”The song we’re releasing tonight … it’s a song that’s one of my favorite songs on the album because it sounds just as chaotic as the feeling was when I wrote it. It’s a song about kind of being frustrated with yourself because you have your heart broken and you knew when you first saw that person you saw all these red flags and you just went for it anyway.”
Nominations for the 2012 MTV European Music Awards have officially been revealed, with some of pop music’s heavyweights scoring multiple nominations. Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, No Doubt, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Jessie J, Kanye West, and Jay-Z all scored multiple nominations. Newcomers A$AP Rocky, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen, One Direction and Rita Ora were also shown love. The 2012 EMAs, hosted in Frankfurt, Germany, will air November 11 and voting is currently open to the fans.
Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson will be joined on the American Idoljudging panel by polarizing rap phenom, Nicki Minaj, and country star, Keith Urban. This news comes after weeks of speculation about the pair signing on and was officially announced moments ago from Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoeand via a press release.
“I am thrilled about this year’s judges’ panel! We’ve got global icon Mariah Carey and IDOL’s heart and soul Randy Jackson, who will be joined by Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to IDOL – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”
“We’re ecstatic to welcome Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban to the AMERICAN IDOL family, joining Mariah and Randy at the judges’ table,” said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia. “Nicki is someone who represents a different side of the music industry, who has now crossed into mainstream culture with her unique artistry, style and flair. Keith is one of country music’s true stars who brings with him charm, wit and knowledge about the industry.” Executive producer Simon Fuller noted, “With the exciting addition of Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, alongside Randy Jackson, AMERICAN IDOL’s star power has never been so great. For this we have to thank the ongoing commitment and belief of FOX and the dedication and focus of the IDOL production team. We have all been together since the very beginning and we are focused on making IDOL Season 12 the best ever.”
Season 12 of American Idolpremieres this January. Props to MJBB.
Earlier this evening, Oprah’s interview with Usher aired on OWN’s Next Chapter. In the candid chat, the Grammy winner revealed the details of his divorce and resulting custody battle and came clean about cheating during the marriage.
Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton, also discussed her thoughts on her sons marriage and explained why she didn’t attend the wedding.
R&B Diva, Brandy is a mere month away from the release of her sixth studio album, Two Eleven, and in preparation of its debut, she’s been performing spot dates throughout various cities across the country. Most recently, the Grammy winner rolled through V103′s For Sisters Only, where she performed two tracks off the album – ‘Put It Down’ and ‘Wildest Dreams’ – and of course some of her classics.
Today is pop princess Britney Spears’ 30th birthday, and many celebs including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera and many more have taken to Twitter to wish the icon a Happy Birthday. Catch some of their well wishes below, and make sure to send her a happy b’day as well!
Epic and iconic to be honest. Watch Glee’s newest addition, The Troubletones slay your life. This is seriously one of the best things that Glee has ever done! New Directions who? The episode, ‘Hold On To Sixteen’ will be on this Tuesday, December 6th at 8/7c!
Check out a slightly altered version of Beyonce’s”Countdown” video off her latest album, 4. You start seeing major changes around :49 as shots of Bey in the dance studio are replaced by solo clips of her dancing in the sheer black top and purple heels.
Also, many of the shots inspired by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeke, are completely gone. If you recall, the choreographer is possibly seeking legal action after accusing Beyonce of plagiarizing her dance moves.
Check it out below and tell us if you can spot the changes!
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