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Jennifer Lopez Copies Beyonce And Releases A New Song Under An Alter Ego

Beyonce turned a few heads when she released her album last year under her alter ego, Sasha Fierce. But Jennifer Lopez is turning even more heads now because people are asking themselves: “WTF, didn’t Bey do this last year?” J.Lo has released her new single, “Fresh Out the Oven,” under the alias “Lola,” which is Marc Anthony’s pet name for her. And Lola, similar to Sasha, has her own website too. The song really isn’t original; it’s Jennifer’s typical dance music. While I could do without rapper Pitbull on it, the song itself is kind of catchy and in step with most pop music out now — it’s Autotuned within an inch of its life, but J.Lo still sounds like she’s screeching when hitting the high notes. I’m happy Jennifer is working again because those twins of hers have to eat. Keep reading »

Thanks For The Band Recommendation, Target!

Earlier this week, I was watching “Gossip Girl,” and during a commercial break, an ad for Target came on. I’m not really sure what the Bullseye was promoting though, because all I could focus on were the words being sung in the background. “One day I woke up, and there was more to love…” I quickly jotted down a few lines from the lyrics, then turned to my computer and Googled the phrases. A couple minutes later, after scrolling through a page or two of search results, I found what I was looking for: “More to Luv” by Minnutes. Keep reading »

Carrie Underwood Dons A Corset And Shimmies To “Cowboy Casanova”


Carrie Underwood‘s new video for “Cowboy Casanova” is a bit of a departure for her. For some reason, I think this song sounds the way Pink might if she went a little country — this ain’t sweet and pop-y like Taylor Swift. But maybe I get this feeling because Carrie’s sporting some scandalous corset costumes and the lyrics sound a little aggressive. Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Gossip To Backstreet Boys

Every once in a blue moon, a Tuesday will roll around when the album releases are so good that you think about ditching work just so you can download everything and give it all a good listen, with no spreadsheets or TPS report to kill your buzz. Today, my friends, is one of those Tuesdays. After the jump, check out the new offerings from Air, Gossip, Built To Spill, The Raveonettes and, yes, the Backstreet Boys. Keep reading »

Lady Gaga (With A Thumbs Up From Madonna) Kills It On “SNL”


If Lady Gaga didn’t end up winning over some of her haters last night, after performing on “Saturday Night Live,” then they’re a lost cause. The pop diva absolutely knocked it out of the park, performing both “Paparazzi” and a medley of her songs, including “Poker Face” (in a gyroscope-enabled dress, natch) — showing off not only her ability to put on an entertaining show, but also her singing talent. Madonna showed up to join Gaga in one of my personal favorite regular skits, “Deep House Dish,” which came off a little awkward, but still was a nice little endorsement from the Queen of Pop. Clip of that, after the jump. Keep reading »

Crave: Madonna “Celebration” T-Shirt (Win One!)

Madonna has been a part of our life basically since we were born. We didn’t listen to her as babies, of course, but back in the ‘80s when we came into the world, the original pop star had already begun to make the music we’ve been enjoying since we got our first Walkman. Madonna’s greatest hits album, Celebration, hit stores this week, and it’s got all the good stuff on there – from “Papa Don’t Preach” to “4 Minutes” featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Put on one of these shirts that hearken back to Madge’s earlier days, throw on a few black jelly bracelets and maybe a rosary necklace, then gyrate around to your favorite tune. [Celebrate/Madonna, iTunes]

We’re giving away five Madonna Celebration T-Shirts, but you have to work if you want the Material Girl in your closet. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Oct. 2 through Thursday, Oct. 8 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Liza Minnelli To Cover “Single Ladies” In “Sex And The City 2″

I know, I know. If you see one more send-up of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” you’re going to slit your wrists. After seeing the versions done by football players on “Glee,” Justin Timberlake on “SNL,” and indie rockers Pomplamoose, what else could possibly be done to add new intrigue to this poor, copycatted tune? Well, someone very dear to my theatre-loving heart is rumored to be having a go at the ditty. In perhaps the best “Sex and the City 2″ spoiler news ever, Us Weekly reports that Ms. Liza Minnelli herself will be performing the song in a wedding scene during the film. OK … I’m so giddy I forgot to wonder who is getting married. I seriously can’t wait to see Liza turn that bitch out. I wonder if she’ll do it in full Fosse getup? [MSN] Keep reading »

Mariah Carey Revisits The ’80s On “Today”

Mariah Carey visited “Today” this morning to promote her just-released album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. She even brought along her own crystal-encrusted microphone and mic stand, as only a true diva does. Listen to her piercing high notes (and watch the accompanying hand gestures) in the video above. She sings the 1984 classic “I Want to Know What Love Is” with a children’s choir. [Today] Keep reading »

Chris Brown Releases “I Can Transform Ya”

Chris Brown has released his first single since assaulting Rihanna in February. “I Can Transform Ya” features Lil Wayne and Swizz Beats, who produced the track. You can hear it in the video above, but skip to 2:17 if you don’t want to hear Chris try to figure out how to work his computer. “I Can Transform Ya” sounds like the man’s version of Beyonce‘s “Upgrade U” on B’Day. Even though his version is rather late — “Upgrade U” was released in 2006 — I don’t think this should have been his first release after the assault. Each time the hook plays, I think about how he transformed Rihanna’s face. Let us know what you think about the single in the comments. Keep reading »

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Mariah Carey To Karen O

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, Mariah Carey continues to emancipate Mimi, Karen O knows where the wild things are, the Avett Brothers steal our hearts, Paramore makes us yawn, and Dizzee Rascal gets us dancing real funky at our desks. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump.

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