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Rihanna, Drake Officially Together

Plus more in the world of celebrity romance

(Newser) - Rihanna and Drake have long been an item , but, as TMZ puts it, they were just "casually hooking up"—until now. Sources say they're now an exclusive couple, and that Rihanna is spending all her free time with Drake because he treats her so well. Currently, they'... More »

13 Big Celebrity Feuds

Let's just say these stars don't get along

(Newser) - Admit it: Celebrity feuds are kinda fun. Radar rounds up 26 of the juiciest. A sampling:
  • Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston and thus no fan of Angelina Jolie, although she once insisted, "It has nothing to do with Jennifer." She just thinks Jolie "seems like
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Drake Apologizes for Hoffman Tweets

He clarifies his anger with 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - Drake has apologized for yesterday's ill-advised tweets about Rolling Stone and Philip Seymour Hoffman, kinda. On his Twitter page, the rapper had lashed out because the magazine replaced his cover image ... with one of Hoffman , after the actor's unexpected death. Drake first slammed the magazine for allegedly misquoting... More »

SNL's Zamata Makes Debut

And Drake puts on a really good show as guest host

(Newser) - Sasheer Zamata, the much anticipated first black female to join Saturday Night Live's ranks since Maya Rudolph's 2007 departure, made her debut on last night's show, and the AP describes it as "low-key but notable." Zamata played a teenage Rihanna in a Blossom knockoff and... More »

Drake Gets Odd Canada Gig

Rapper is new 'global ambassador' for Toronto Raptors basketball team

(Newser) - Drake started at the bottom floor seats, but now he’s here … atop the Toronto Raptors efforts to rebrand the team. The basketball team announced the Toronto native rapper is now a "global ambassador" for the franchise. Defining Drake's role is kind of tough, but he's... More »

30 Celebs Who Spend Like Crazy

If you would never spend $60K on fish, you are probably not a celebrity

(Newser) - Celebrities: They are not just like us. Unless, of course, you're the type of person who spends $50,000 at a North Carolina strip club, like rapper Drake recently did. The Huffington Post lists 30 stars who spend so lavishly, they may be headed to Nicolas Cage Town :
  • Lady
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Top Artist of 2012 Is...

Adele ... again, according to Billboard

(Newser) - Adele is the top musical artist of the year for the second year running. She snagged the top artist spot and the top album spot (for 21) on Billboard's year-end lists —and she also got both honors last year, the AP reports. More highlights from the charts:
  • Top
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6 Artists Tie for Most Grammy Nods

Nominees announced during live CBS special

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, and fun. Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the... More »

In Chris Brown-Drake Feud, Score One for Brown

And he gets a kiss from Rihanna, too, at VMAs

(Newser) - Chris Brown won Best Male Video over rival Drake at last night's MTV Video Music Awards , but no bottles or punches were thrown afterward. The two hip-hop stars, who used to be friends, turned enemies after Rihanna dated them both . Their entourages were recently involved in a bar brawl... More »

Celebs Who've Been Bashed in Songs

Chris Brown, Drake not the first to feud via music

(Newser) - Chris Brown burned Drake via rap after the recent nightclub brawl between their entourages (sample lyric: "They throwin' bottles, I'm throwin' models"), and if that's the sort of spiteful gossip you can't help but love, you're in luck: The Huffington Post rounds up 14... More »

Tony Parker Sues Club for $20M Over Hip-Hop Brawl

Says owners should have known better than to allow both Drake, Brown inside

(Newser) - The fallout from Chris Brown's throwdown with Drake's entourage continues: Now Tony Parker is suing the New York City nightclub where it happened for a cool $20 million. The NBA star says the club, WiP, should have known that allowing Brown and Drake—who've both been involved... More »

Chris Brown, Drake in Bar Brawl Over Rihanna

Brown tweets, then removes, photo of injury

(Newser) - Chris Brown and Drake reportedly started fighting over Rihanna last night, and it ended up with their respective entourages in a nightclub brawl. Five people were injured in the New York City fight, TMZ reports. Brown tweeted a picture of his chin—apparently slashed after someone threw a bottle at... More »

Rihanna Out Hand-in-Hand With Gal Pal 'Lover'

Melissa Forde: RiRi's new thing?

(Newser) - Rihanna turned heads in Los Angeles this week by going out hand-in-hand with gal pal Melissa Forde, Radar Online reports. "I'm on my first date in almost 2 yearz," Rihanna tweeted during the date—and her tweets got hotter as the night went along:
  • "Beautiful is
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Fried Chicken and Pickles: 14 Celebrity Food Demands

Concert riders reveal what performers like to eat

(Newser) - Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez certainly aren't the only divas in Hollywood: Nicki Minaj's concert rider, recently revealed in a magazine interview, show that she has some pretty involved backstage demands as well. Those include three 12-piece buckets of spicy fried chicken, no thighs, and scented candles... More »

Grammys: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Eminem bound to score at Sunday's awards show

(Newser) - The Grammys are Sunday, and it’s inevitable that you won’t agree with the winners in every category. In Entertainment Weekly , Leah Greenblatt and Simon Vozick-Levinson let us know who will win … versus who should win:
  • Album of the Year: Eminem will win for Recovery, but Arcade Fire’
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Rolling Stone's 30 Best Albums of 2010: Kanye's on Top

Eminem enjoys a comeback, too

(Newser) - Kanye West's comeback must be complete: Rolling Stone awarded him the top slot in its list of 2010's 30 best albums. The top 10:
  1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: "Music as sprawlingly messy as his life," these songs are "hip-hop epics ... full of the kind
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Say Hello to GQ's Men of the Year

After the year he's had, James Franco is no surprise

(Newser) - The 2010 Men of the Year are here. GQ honors James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Stephen Colbert, and Drake in its latest issue. Click through the gallery to see the titles they earned—or try to match the man with the title before you peek; the four options: Breakout, Patriot, Icon,... More »

Rascal Flatts Gets $702,500 Per Gig—Really

Concert booking fees might surprise you

(Newser) - In the world of concert bookings, you probably wouldn’t be shocked to hear KISS commands a $500,000 fee. You might be surprised, however, by who comes in ahead of KISS. The Smoking Gun runs down contracts from the 2010 US summer concert season:
  • Rascal Flatts: $702,500
  • KISS:
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Drake/Hanson Concert Sparks NYC Riot

Free gig called off after pandemonium erupts

(Newser) - Police pulled the plug on a free concert by up-and-coming rapper Drake and former teen sensations Hanson yesterday after the overflow crowd got rowdy. The 25,000-strong crowd at the South Street Seaport was more than double what organizers expected. Fights had already broken out amid the crowd when fans... More »

2010's Most Anticipated Albums

Amy Winehouse and Blink-182 are back, plus more hot releases

(Newser) - Forget Susan Boyle and Taylor Swift: This year promises to be a great one for music, with comebacks by big names and exciting follow-ups from breakthrough artists. MTV takes a look at the most anticipated albums of 2010:
  • Amy Winehouse : The troubled singer will, supposedly, finally complete the sequel to
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