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Pam Anderson, The Pop Star?

Pam Anderson managed to do the impossible and strike the sweater-knitting grandma connotation from the name “Pamela.” But I just dunno if she has much of a shot at being a pop star at this point. That, however, won’t stop her from trying. Pam is currently recording her first single with Richie Rich, designer for Heatherette, called “High,” about drugs high fashion. “Pam says she wants to sing, but nothing too difficult, so she’s just going to sing the word ‘high’ over and over,” Richie said. This is, of course, in addition to Pamela’s other-other career—designing a clothing line called A*Muse. (Get it? Like ” to amuse” or “I’m a muse.” Doh.) Though, honestly, Pamela couldn’t sound much worse than Britney on this microphone feed. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Will.i.am Signs Kelis To His Label

Kelis has had one crazy year. First, she got pregnant with then-husband Nas‘ baby. Then, she filed for divorce and had to fight him for spousal support. After that, she gave birth with her mother and sister by her side. We’re pretty sure she’s looking forward to the new possibilities that come with a new year. “2010 is around the corner and I can’t wait to put out new music and spend time with real music fans on tour again,” she said in a released statement. And the stars are already lining up for her. Keep reading »

Adam Lambert Courts “Eclipse” Soundtrack

Adam Lambert has garnered heaps of attention lately, what with his on-stage gay kiss, the blurring out of said kiss by CBS’s “Early Show,” dis-invitation to “Good Morning America,” and subsequent media frenzy. If he gets his way, he’ll triangulate even more focus his way. In an interview with MTV, he explained that he’d really love to see an unused track from his new album find its way to “maybe Twilight.” The reason the song was discarded — “too campy, too theatrical.” The Twi-hards are gonna love that. Lambert’s frothy sexuality and “Twilight”‘s hot, girl-focused abstinence could be perfect together, though I’m not too sure the sparkly vampire set would agree. [MTV UK] Keep reading »

Ladies Looking Good For Grammy Gold

Last night was the Grammy nomination special, featuring performances by the likes of Nick Jonas (solo for the first time, though his brothers did introduce him), Maxwell (who is hard to listen to when all I can think of is this picture), and LL Cool J. (How is he not around more? I love this guy, “Deep Blue Sea” aside.) But the real story of the night was the ladies of music land. Beyoncé led the pack, with ten nominations. Taylor Swift followed her with eight nominations. And Lady Gaga picked up four. Let’s just hope that the world has been so fully saturated with Taylor-Kanye-Beyoncé jokes and recreations that they won’t try to do any more come the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Top Pop Albums Of The Decade 2000s

As the decade nears its end, one thing that will be missed is the music. Remember those albums we left on repeat because they really were worth listening to? From the catchy dance tracks to the political rock records that defined the 2000s, we saw artists like Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse grow up and deliver pinnacle records we never saw coming. When it came to the Top 40 set, this was a great time to love music. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Pop albums of the ’00s. Read more Keep reading »

Those Australians Wouldn’t Have Boycotted If They Knew Britney Sounded This Bad Live


We all know that Britney Spears is a seasoned pro. Like all “Mickey Mouse Club”-launched superstars, she’s been singing onstage since childhood. Which makes this video kind of baffling. Supposedly, it’s Britney’s microphone feed isolated during a concert in Vegas, though we know the “original audio” could have easily been doctored. While my first instinct was to plug my ears and laugh, it does make me squirm a little when I think of how I would sound, taken out of context, singing while dancing my ass off. I have the shower stall acoustics and appreciative backup vocals by my cat, though, so I know I always sound hilarious fab. [Live Leak] Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From The Bravery to Allison Iraheta

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week it’s all about the booty—but isn’t it always, ladies? Amid the constant stream of Christmas music, there’s a ray of hope, and that ray is a DJ light pointed right at the dance floor, girl. So put on your high heels, ’cause R. Kelly’s socking it to ya; Allison Iraheta gets Idol-worthy; Juvenile backs it up; and The Bravery break out their skinny jeans. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »

Quickies: Sade To Release First Album In 10 Years & Racist Image Of Michelle Obama Taken Down

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Frisky Q&A: Norwegian Pop Star Annie On Her Tunes, Clothes, And Guys

Norwegian singer/songwriter/DJ Annie is the kind of woman who looks like an off-duty model, but also has a huge record collection and likes wearing a sweater with a penis print on it to business meetings. In other words—she’s just cool. So it’s not too surprising that her new album, Don’t Stop is supremely addictive. But what is a little shocking is that it almost didn’t happen.

After her first album, Anniemal, was lavished with critical acclaim, Annie was signed to Island Records. Things went fine for a little while—until the guy who signed her left the label and she was left with executives who just didn’t get her high-energy electropop tunes with their oddball flourishes. After stalling release of the album for more than a year, Annie decided to take matters into her own hands and release the album on her own, with the help of label Smalltown Supersound. The result is a sophomore effort that breaks the curse, with songs that range from the wistful, indie-tinged “Bad Times” to the best insult song ever penned, “I Don’t Like Your Band.” We sat down to chat with Annie about writing almost 400 songs for the album, getting the right album cover, picking out stage ensembles, and what she thinks of American guys. Keep reading »

Hints Of Chris Brown On Rihanna’s Rated R

Rihanna has been in the news a lot over the past year, thanks to the Chris Brown assault back in February and, finally, yesterday’s release of Rated R, her first new album in two years. Some of the lyrics on the record seem to tie these two big events together. Let’s take a look … Keep reading »

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