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Pia Toscano And Jared Lee Collaborate For A Good Cause

15 November 2012 6:32 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Hurricane Sandy may have left thousands devastated across the East Coast, but Pia and Jared are doing their part to help with the relief efforts! Check out what these pop stars are doing to raise money for a good cause! Pia Toscano and Jared Lee are using their voices for good! The two joined forces to record a special cover of Coldplay's "Fix You" to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. Pia, former American Idol Season 10 contestant, was personally affected by the terrible hurricane that ravaged the Eastern Coast. "I have been devastated by the destruction that Hurricane Sandy caused in my hometown and equally inspired by all of the amazing people who have come together to help those affected," the star posted on her Facebook page. The 24-year-old singer teamed up with singer-songwriter Jared Lee to lend both of their voices to the touching Coldplay song. Pia then »

- Caitlin Miller

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Kelly Clarkson Drops New Country Single!

29 October 2012 2:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kelly's gone country ... again!Kelly Clarkson just dropped her new single "Don't Rush," and it's a departure from her usual pop style. The song features country superstar Vince Gill. Listen below:This is Kelly's second foray into country; she and Jason Aldean recorded the ballad "Don't You Wanna Stay." "Don't Rush" is definitely more uptempo, and even has an '80s easy listening vibe.Still, Kelly's voice shines through."Don't Rush" is one of two new singles on Kelly's "Greatest Hits -- Chapter One" album due out November 19 -- the other being "Catch My Breath." The album also features a slew of the original "American Idol" winner's songs, including "A Moment Like This," "Since U Been Gone," and "My Life Would Suck Without You."If you ask us, Kelly should also release a greatest covers album, including her renditions of Adele, Eminem, Coldplay and fellow "Idol" Carrie Underwood. Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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Kelly Clarkson Talks Cowboys, Covers & Country

14 August 2012 8:12 AM, PDT | | See recent The Insider news »

When Pepsi asked lifelong Cowboys superfan Kelly Clarkson if she'd be interested in writing a song to echo through Cowboys Stadium, she jumped at the chance ... and then used her gut reaction to pen Get Up, a highly infectious new single for the Pepsi & NFL Anthems program (Kid Rock, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa and Travie McCoy also recorded new tunes for their favorite teams).

But trusting her gut has been working to Kelly's advantage for over a decade as she's continued to turn lyrics into anthemic mission statements thereby cementing a insanely loyal fan following. This year, we were rewarded like never before as every stop on her Stronger Tour featured Kelly slaying a fan-requested cover -- many of which have gone viral and led to deafening demands for a proper album.

Whether or not that's truly in the cards was just one of the subjects I broached while chatting with Kelly about drawing inspiration from her »

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“I want to compose, write and sing my own songs” – Armaan Malik

4 August 2012 7:47 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The last few years we have been witnessing this trend of young talented singers who hope to get noticed by putting up videos on YouTube singing their own version of several current hit songs. Think of Sam Tsui, Nataly Dawn and Esmee Denters, and of course one of the most famous examples, who now has a succesfull singing career, is that of teen idol Justin Bieber, who got noticed by Usher.

It seems that now in India we have found one young talented boy named Armaan Malik. Malik gained a lot of curiosity and a lot of views in the last few months when he released his version of Bruno Mars’ song ‘Just the Way You Are’.

The video went viral on Twitter and Facebook, after actress Priyanka Chopra praised the 16-year old and has since then been viewed more than 60000 times. Armaan is really happy with the response he »

- Charla Manohar

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The Newsroom Review: “I’ll Try To Fix You” (Season 1, Episode 4)

16 July 2012 8:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Taking its name from a Coldplay song and with the excellent Hope Davis guest starring, this week’s episode of The Newsroom sees the show truly getting into its stride. After viewing the first four episodes, I can safely say that this is truly becoming one of the must see shows on television. It’s not perfect by any means and this episode in particular shows just how good, and how bad it can be. There are better shows out there, that’s for sure, but for the pure entertainment of seeing this ensemble cast speaking Aaron Sorkin‘s dialogue, there truly is nothing better.

It starts out at Acn’s New Year’s Eve party and predictably romance is in the air. Jim and Maggie still won’t get it on because Don is still getting in the way, despite the fact that Maggie would rather be with Jim. »

- Will Chadwick

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Top 10 Music Videos directed by The Amazing Spider-Man’s Marc Webb

28 June 2012 4:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With The Amazing Spider-Man slinging its way onto the big screen on the 3rd of July I thought the time was perfect to take a look back at some of director Marc Webb’s earlier work.

Webb made his feature directorial debut back in 2009 with one of the most memorable indie films this side of the millennium, (500) Days of Summer. It turned a budget of $7.5m. into $60m. at the box office – and no doubt huge sums since its DVD/Blu-ray release – and really put stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel on the big screen mainstream radar.

Before that, though, he’d long since made a name for himself directing some of the biggest and best artists around, working predominantly with rock bands, but also with the likes of Fergie, Regina Spektor, and P. Diddy.

Webb clearly has a great taste in music, with Coldplay’s ’Til Kingdom Come (the »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Coldplay's "Princess of China"

15 June 2012 6:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kelly Clarkson singing Coldplay? This is a match made in team toofab heaven!The Season 1 "American Idol" champ -- and current star of ABC's "Duets" -- recently paid a visit to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and killed a performance of the Coldplay and Rihanna hit single "Princess of China."The stripped down song features acoustic guitar, mandolin and Kelly's raw vocals. Chris Martin's part? Nailed it. Rihanna's part? Nailed it. What can we cay, we love this performance!Click below to watch the newly-blonde Kelly bring it!And here's the original Coldplay and Rihanna version: Which version do you like better -- the original or the cover? Let us know below! Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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2012 Teen Choice Nominees: 'New Girl' And 'Secret Life' Take Lead In Second Wave

14 June 2012 9:50 AM, PDT | Celebsology | See recent Celebsology news »

The second wave of nominations have been announced for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards! While Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Snow White and the Huntsman lead for film, its the television categories that fans are talking about. With New Girl taking the lead with five mentions, other shows that are a step closer in winning that coveted surfboard include The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Teen Wolf, Revenge and The Vampire Diaries.

But what categories will be the most exciting to stay tuned for? How the competition pans out between New Girl's Max Greenfield and Revenge's Gabriel Mann for Male Scene Stealer and the TV Breakout Show category alone will be worth the watch.

The big show will air live Sunday, July 22 on Fox.

 |  Related: First Round Of Teen Choice Nominations  |

Take a look at the complete list of nominees:


Choice Movie: Romance

"The Lucky One"

"Think Like A Man »

- Stephanie Webber

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2012 Teen Choice nominees: 'Breaking Dawn' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman' lead second wave

14 June 2012 9:18 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The next set of nominations have been announced for the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, which air live Sunday, July 22 on Fox. "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" lead the pack with seven noms apiece.

Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category at Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Pt on Saturday, July 21. Check out the first set of nominees here.

The nominees are:


Choice Movie: Romance

"The Lucky One"

"Think Like A Man"

"This Means War"

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

"The Vow"

Choice Movie Actor: Romance

Michael Ealy, "Think Like A Man"

Zac Efron, "The Lucky One"

Robert Pattinson, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1"

Chris Pine, "This Means War"

Channing Tatum, "The Vow"

Choice Movie Actress: Romance

Miley Cyrus, "Lol"

Meagan Good, "Think Like A Man"

Rachel McAdams, "The Vow"

Taylor Schilling, "The Lucky One"

Kristen Stewart, »


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The Voice final: live blog

2 June 2012 1:27 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Join me from 7.20pm on Saturday as Leanne, Tyler, Bo and Vince sing it out for £100,000 and a record deal

Good evening, and welcome to The Voice final: the liveblog. These last three months have been a rollercoaster - albeit one of those rollercoasters where everyone jumps off halfway through because they're so incredibly bored - and it's all been leading up to this point. Tonight we'll discover who'll win The Voice and receive a record company contract. Given that nobody actually watches The Voice any more, it'll probably be a contract to clean windows, but beggars can't really be choosers at this point.

So who'll win tonight? Well, it won't be favourites Jaz Ellington, Ruth Brown or Becky Hill -  because they all got booted off on Sunday during a genuinely shocking results show. So it's either going to be Bo, Vince, Leanne or Tyler. It's anyone's game. Except for Tyler's. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Rita Ora loaned private jet by grateful X Factor

30 May 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Rita Ora was flown by private jet to a Coldplay gig after working on 'The X Factor' yesterday (29.05.12). The show's boss Simon Cowell - who is no longer on the panel of the UK show - was said to be so impressed with her performance as a guest judge on the show he chartered her a plane so she could get to her support slot in Coventry quicker than by helicopter. A source said: ''Simon and the show's producers were really impressed by Rita. She was warm and funny and gave everybody constructive criticism. ''When they asked her to stay »

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Ricky Gervais doesn't understand Coldplay "backlash"

29 May 2012 10:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ricky Gervais has defended Coldplay against an apparent "backlash" among certain sections of the public. The Office comedian, a long-time fan of the 'Princess of China' indie band, believes it is impossible to criticise their desire to be successful. Speaking about "straight down the line" bands, he told Q magazine: "Coldplay. There's obviously a backlash against them." While acknowledging that the Mylo Xyloto group are "not the coolest in the world", Gervais insisted (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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The Voice first semi-final live show: live blog

26 May 2012 11:50 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The remaining eight contestants battle it out for a place in The Voice final. Join me from 6.30pm as we find out which singers will make it through

Good evening, and welcome to The Voice semi-final liveblog. This is where things get serious - for the first time this series, all the acts from all the coaches will take their turn to sing live on stage. Which of these plucky young upstarts will make it through to bask in the glory of next week's big final? Well, Jaz, Ruth, Becky and Bo, obviously. But don't let that put you off.

There are other questions to be answered tonight. Questions like "How many songs will Jessie J pull to standstill this week?", "Will Tom Jones ever be able to think up a word that rhymes with 'cow'?" and "How tall will Holly Willoughby be this week? Eight feet? Nine?". Hopefully we'll »

- Stuart Heritage

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Nominated as Favorite Hotties at Teen Choice Awards 2012

18 May 2012 9:06 PM, PDT | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth are both nominated for Hottie awards at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards. While Cyrus competes against Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Kate Upton in Female Hottie category, Hemsworth faces off the likes of Justin Bieber, Robert Pattinson, Ian Somerhalder and Ryan Gosling in Male Hottie category.

The former "Hannah Montana" star is also nominated for Choice Fashion Icon: Female. Her rivals include such high-fashion celebrities as Perry, Nicki Minaj, Zooey Deschanel and Jennifer Lopez. As for Male Fashion Icon, Bieber, Chris Colfer, Cee-Lo Green, Justin Timberlake and are all set to face against one another.

In Music, Bieber has to face strong contenders like Drake, Bruno Mars, Pitbull and Blake Shelton for the coveted Choice Male Artist award. Meanwhile, the likes of Perry, Lopez, Adele, Rihanna and Taylor Swift are all vying for the top prize of Choice Female Artist. »


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'Vampire Diaries' and Justin Bieber lead Teen Choice 2012 nominations first wave

18 May 2012 12:42 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The Teen Choice Awards has released its first wave of nominees for the 2012 awards show, which will air Sunday, July 22, on Fox. The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" leads the pack of nominees with six nominations, while "Boyfriend" singer Justin Bieber and Fox's "American Idol" each got five nominations.

And just when you thought they couldn't come up with any more categories for the already lengthy list, the show has added Choice Book and Choice Electronic Dance Music (Edm) Artist.  

Starting Friday (May 18), fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite nominees on the Teen Choice Awards site.


Here are the categories and nominees so far: 


Choice Movie: Action


"Act of Valor"

"Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol"

"Red Tails"

"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"  

Choice Movie Actor: Action

Tom Cruise, "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol"

Robert Downey, Jr., "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"

Tom Hardy, »


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London's Free iTunes Festival Boasts Usher, Jack White, One Direction And Norah Jones

15 May 2012 10:31 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

By Zachary Swickey

It appears that three of the most in-demand artists around will be congregating at the same music festival in the U.K. this fall with impalpable Jack White, tween heart-throbbers One Direction, and R&B megastar Usher all signing up to perform at this year’s iTunes Festival, taking place in London in September.

The festival runs as a series of absolutely free shows taking place throughout the month (in past years it's taken place in July), and all performances will be taking place at the same venue, London’s iconic Roundhouse.

Interestingly, all three acts have performed on this season of “Saturday Night Live” with Usher being the most recent. (He even helped out host Will Ferrell with a sketch and appeared in the all-star 100th digital short).

Usher will be the first artist to perform at the festival during night one on September 1 with Jack White »

- MTV News

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The Voice second live show: live blog

7 May 2012 4:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Join Stuart Heritage from 7.10pm for The Voice's second live show as Jessie and Danny's teams go head to head, fighting for survival

Hello, and welcome to The Voice liveblog. Can you believe it's only been one week since we were last here, watching Thingy competently sing that song and The One With The Hat competently sing that other song? It seems like a different time, man. A different time.

You might remember that last week The Voice dismissed Sophie Griffin, who sang a song that nobody had heard of in a way that nobody wanted to pay attention to; and Sam Buttery, who reacted to his elimination in the precise manner of an old lady watching her house burn down. With her cats in it. But forget those two, because tonight we've got ten more singers to plough through.

Last week was dedicated to the acts coached by Tom Jones and Will. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Six Degrees Of Wayne Coyne: Flaming Lips' Frontman Is The Master Of The Celeb Photo Op

25 April 2012 6:24 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

By Zachary Swickey

Few musicians of today have reached the revered, iconic status of the Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne – the zany, free-spirited entity who somehow slipped his way into the mainstream pop culture strata. His group has only one genuine hit to their name, yet they’re one of the most popular “underground” bands to ever exist. (Although, being on Warner Bros Records, they were never truly “underground” – more like out of place).

It’s rather surprising that the band hasn’t curated a music festival of their own considering the wealth of critical acclaim – and well, love – they receive from fellow musicians, which helps explains how they recruited so many friends for their new album. When I saw Coldplay perform in Coyne’s hometown of Oklahoma City back in ’03, Chris Martin donned a Lips shirt and they performed a cover of the Lips’ “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, »

- MTV News

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'American Idol' Top 8: Duets surprisingly great on '80s night

4 April 2012 8:22 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Typically, an '80s night of any TV show would have us very excited, especially one that is musically-inclined. However, considering how poorly Billy Joel night went, we have our reservations about this batch of "American Idols" tackling '80s mus- oh dear God in heaven, what is Steven Tyler wearing tonight? He's like Josephine, the Amazing Technicolor Drag Queen. And Randy looks like he's attending a clown funeral after the show wraps.

Seacrest welcomes us by saying this music will take some of us back to our high school prom. Well, sure. And for some of the viewers, they're at home asking their parents what the "eighties" are.

1. DeAndre Brackensick, "I Like It," DeBarge

We're running out of ways to critique this guy. He picks boring songs, his falsetto is not as good as everybody acts like it is and he's so milquetoast on stage that we need toothpicks to prop our eyes open. »


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The Voice launch episode: live blog

24 March 2012 1:24 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Join Stuart Heritage as he liveblogs the debut of the BBC's brand new talent show – featuring the coaching talents of Tom Jones, Danny O'Donoghue, Jessie J, and

Good evening, and welcome to our first ever The Voice liveblog. Over the next couple of hours, we'll discover the answers to several questions. Questions like "What is The Voice?", "Is The Voice an X Factor killer?" and "Oh bum, this is going to be exactly like Fame Academy, isn't it?".

As you're probably aware, the main gimmick of The Voice is that the judges - no, sorry, the Coaches - can't see the singers. Everything is based on vocal talent alone. That could mean we're about to uncover the next Susan Boyle. Alternatively, it could mean we're about to uncover an army of blandly uncharismatic backing singers who we'll never hear from again. But let's wait and see.

I'd suggest playing »

- Stuart Heritage

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