May 25, 2018

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Rihanna’s ‘Styled To Rock’: Big Sean And Naya Rivera Dress Each Other Up

Always on the cutting edge, Rihanna is bringing her signature sense of style to TV this week for her Bravo series

While a version of the show aired in the U.K. last year, Bad Gal RiRi is taking it Stateside for the first time, and she's doing it with fashionistas Pharrell Williams, supermodel Erin Wasson and her own stylist Mel Ottenberg. The show gives 12 wannabe designers a shot at fashion stardom, a slot on Rihanna's design team, a cash prize of $100,000 and a spread in Glamour magazine.

If that weren't enough, the chart-topper also invited celebs Kid Cudi, Miley Cyrus, Carly Rae Jepsen, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Osbourne, the Band Perry, Naya Rivera, Big Sean, Nervo and Ne-Yo to make appearances.

Naya and Sean caught up with MTV News the day they filmed their appearance, set to air later this season. "Well, the concept of the show, it's a design/fashion competition show where contestants design outfits for clients, and this week they're designing a couple's outfit for Sean and I and we get to pick the winner," the "Glee" actress teased, with her real-life beau by her side.

"They're making the outfits for us for one of my album release parties, for the release of Hall of Fame, and if it's good, we'll wear it," Sean added.

During the set visit, the music- and fashion-minded couple shared how they get ready for events with each other, even if they are not together during the primping process. "Me and Naya just get ready for events and ...

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Is Demi Lovato Bringing Back The Spice Girls? Fifth Harmony Explain

Demi Lovato is gearing up to hit the road for her 2014 Neon Lights Tour, and she's bringing along a little "X Factor" help.

The girls of Fifth Harmony, along with "X Factor" U.K. contestant Cher Lloyd and season eight winners, girl group Little Mix, will be Lovato's opening acts.

During , where they performed two songs including the fivesome — Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui — said they're "super-excited" to hit the road and believe Demi may have hinted at the tour invitation a few months ago when she sent a cryptic text.

"She said we should perform a Spice Girls song," Camilla said. "And we were like, where are we going to perform it?"

"She said at a concert. What concert?" Lauren added.

Well, it seems they will get that opportunity when the tour kicks off on February 9 in Vancouver, Canada, before making stops in Atlanta, New Jersey, and Toronto and wrapping up March 30 in Indianapolis.

Yet the girls, who are preparing for the road trip with their own headlining tour, which kicks off Friday (October 25) in Boston, Massachusetts, admit they haven't talked to Demi about any of the tour logistics as of yet, or even their new EP Better Together, since they have much more humorous things to discuss.

"We haven't talked about the EP, but I did send her this GIF on Tumblr once. It was one where she was [dancing]," Camilla said before demonstrating the dance move. "And the Tumblr caption was, 'When ...

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Britney Spears Debuts Stripped-Down <i>Britney Jean</i> Cover: See It Now!

Britney Spears has said that her December 3 album release, Britney Jean will be her "most personal record," and that seems to apply to the artwork, which Britney released on Friday (October 25).

The black-and-white art features the singer topless, with a close-up mostly on her shoulders and face. Across the front of the photo is the album's title in blue neon with a pink neon heart around it. There is very little to distract fans from the artist herself.

The same day she released the art, she also wrote a letter to her fans, revealing a bit more about the album's meaning.

"I poured my heart and soul into this album, and it's been an incredible journey. I've learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years," she wrote in the handwritten letter. "I can't believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but it's true and I'm really proud of that."

The album's release will come just weeks before the is slated to take the stage in Las Vegas for her two-year residency, at Planet Hollywood on December 27.

In her post Friday, she also thanked many of the folks who helped her work on the album. "I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs ...

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Katy Perry Roars In a Cheerleader Outfit For Lucky Colorado High School

How did Katy Perry celebrate her 29th birthday
 on Friday morning (October 25)? Not by popping bottles and wilding out with friends in Las Vegas (that might come later), but by slipping into a cheerleader outfit and performing a five-song mini-set for some high school students in Colorado. The special appearance at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colorado, was seen by 2,700 students and staff and aired live on "Good Morning America." The lucky high schoolers earned the honor over four other finalists after winning a contest for the best lip dub of "Roar." Oh, and, not for nothing, but the school's mascot is a Tiger, so that worked out pretty well.

"I'm 29 and I feel great," Perry told GMA's Sam Champion. "I still feel like I'm 13 sometimes. Obviously you can tell by my music and my spirit ... I just loved all the participation and the unification ... of all you guys coming together and roaring in one shot! That was so cool!"

Their winning, elaborate one-shot contest-winning video began with a student escorting the school's mascot into the gym and then through a gauntlet of the field hockey team, the pep squad, cross country and basketball teams, as well as the debate society, ultimate Frisbee club, volleyball crew and just about every other extracurricular at the school.

Wearing a spangly Tigers cheer outfit, Perry punched, flexed, jump roped and shuffled through "Roar," telling the students, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, "Let me tell you how much I appreciate your ...

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One Direction Premiere ‘Story Of My Life’: Hear It Now!

One Direction slowed things down on Friday (October 25) when they premiered their new single, off their upcoming album, Midnight Memories.

While they opted for a peppy lead single, to set the tone for their November 25 release, the guys went for a completely different sound for their ballad "Story of My Life," which opens with a folkie guitar arrangement and some heartbreaking lyrics.

"Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain/ I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days/ She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones/ It seems to me that when I die, these words will be written on my stone."

The song builds to the chorus, which swells with an almost tribal beat as the guys sing, "The story of my life, I take her home/ I drive all night to keep her warm/ And time is frozen (the story of, the story of)/ The story of my life, I give her hope/ I spend her love until she's broke inside/ The story of my life (the story of, the story of)."

Prior to the release, Niall Horan spoke to radio station Capital FM in the U.K. about the single, which was written with Graffiti6's Jamie Scott.

"He's written a lot with us on this album too. We were in Nottingham on tour when we were touring the U.K. back in February and March, and we just came into a room one day and he was like, ...

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Justin Bieber Gets Advice From Usher: ‘Don’t F— It Up’

Justin Bieber is really giving his fans a behind-the-scenes look at his life in his upcoming concert flick/documentary, In a new sneak peek from the Christmas Day release, some of Bieber's inner crew offer the 19-year-old some sage advice.

The preview features cameos from his dad, Jeremy Bieber, and little siblings, Jazmyn and Jaxon, as well as his mom, Pattie Mallette, who has a typical motherly message for her superstar son. "Justin, I'm so proud of you, and you are turning into an amazing young man," she says, as Bieber's duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, "Beautiful," plays in the background.

Other folks who make appearances in the clip include onetime Bieber swagger coach, Ryan Good, who tells his former mentee, "My advice is just to always just try to be the best person you can be. Stop worrying about being the voice of a generation."

Manager Scooter Braun reveals what he wants most for the teen star. "I just hope he ends up being a happy, kind, content person."

But perhaps it is mentor Usher who has the most grounding advice for the singer, who has faced criticism and growing pains with the entire world watching. "When I first met you, I told you, you can have all of this, if you believe in it," he says in the clip. "And now it's happened. Don't f--- it up."

In a previously released clip from the Jon Chu-directed flick, Bieber opened up about the pressures of fame. "You always gotta keep a smile on your face. Through ...

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Katie Holmes Joins Twitter, Posts Pic With Pal Taylor Swift

Katie Holmes is clearly getting very comfortable with her castmates on the set of The actress re-tweeted an image of her "Giver Family" on Friday (October 25), which included co-stars Taylor Swift
 and Jeff Bridges.

In the pic sent out by film producer Nikki Silver and re-tweeted by Holmes, the 34-year-old actress has her arm around Swift on one side and co-star Odeya Rush on the other.

The movie tells the story of a boy named Jonas who grows up in a Utopian community free of war, pain and emotion and whose life changes when he is chosen to store all past experiences as the Receiver of Memory. It is currently shooting in Cape Town, South Africa and is slated for release on August 15. In addition to Bridges and Holmes, it also stars Academy-Award winner Meryl Streep and up-and-coming Australian actor Brenton Thwaites.

Swift was reportedly offered a supporting role in the film by Weinstein Company boss Harvey Weinstein, who introduced her to Thwaites during the Toronto International Film Festival.

Holmes' first-ever official tweet was about the shoot ("loving South Africa!!!"), and it sounds like it's off to a good start. "So happy to be on twitter!!!!!!" she wrote. "Sending first tweets from South Africa!!!!!"

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