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Lil Wayne’s Reps Deny Pixar Movie Rumors
Lil Wayne playing an animated character in a movie may sound good on paper, but, unfortunately, it's not going to happen anytime soon. Weezy's managers told MTV News that the Young Money honcho is not starring in any Pixar movie about dinosaurs.
Beyonce Rings In the New Year With Las Vegas Performance
While her husband Jay-Z celebrated the new year with Coldplay at their New York concert, Beyonce was ringing in 2013 at her private show at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
Cee Lo Green’s Backstage Rider Is a Buffet That Will Destroy His Diet
Cee Lo Green made a New Year's pledge to adopt a healthier lifestyle with the help of his partnership with eDiets. Well, judging by his backstage rider (the big reveal by TheSmokingGun.com), he's not going to make good on his promise.
Cee Lo Green Getting Healthy with eDiets Partnership
Cee Lo Green is a huge star both literally and figuratively. So the former 'Voice' judge is getting on the health kick in 2013 with his new partnership with eDiets. "My goal for #2013 is to make #health a habit -- who's gonna join me?" tweeted the crooner.
Frank Ocean Debuts Unreleased ‘Django Unchained’ Track ‘Wise Man’
Early Sunday morning (Dec. 23), Frank Ocean released the ballad 'Wise Man,' which originally was supposed to appear in Quentin Tarantino's western/slavery flick 'Django Unchained.' The Odd Future crooner doesn't seem upset by the omission. "django was ill without it," he wrote on his Tumblr page.
Kanye West in a Career Slump Because of Kim Kardashian?
Has Kanye West lost his mojo? According to New York Daily News, the mercurial producer is losing his star status because of his boo Kim Kardashian. The newspaper asserts that Yeezy's popularity has become tainted ever since he hooked up with the celebrity debutante.
Nicki Minaj One-Ups Beyonce with $5 Million Hosting Gig in Las Vegas
Nicki Minaj may be the queen of rap, but she's also the queen of getting paid. The 'Freedom' rapstress is hosting a New Years' Eve party at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas for a reported $5 million. The fee tops Beyonce's paycheck of $4 million for her invitation-only Sin City show at the Wynn hotel.
Dido Partners with Kendrick Lamar on ‘Let Us Move On’
Many of you are probably familiar with Dido as the singer who Eminem sampled on his classic 2000 song 'Stan.' The pop chanteuse is back and she enlisted in-demand rapper Kendrick Lamar for the haunting tune 'Let Us Move On.'
Usher Shares Pictures While Skydiving in Dubai
Usher is certainly fearless when it comes to his music -- just listen to his genre-bending album 'Looking 4 Myself.' The R&B superstar recently showed his fans how much of a risk taker he really is on Instagram.
Nicki Minaj’s Manager Calls Grammy Snub ‘Bulls—‘
Not only was Justin Bieber shockingly shut out for Grammy Awards nominations, but his 'Beauty and a Beat' co-star Nicki Minaj was no where to be found on the nominations list, as well. Cortez Bryant, who co-manages the Young Money starlet, wasn't happy about the snub and voiced his frustration on Twitter.
Veteran Songwriter Might Sue Alicia Keys Over ‘Girl on Fire’ Song
Alicia Keys might be on fire right now but there's a songwriter looking to extinguish her flame. Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com is reporting that veteran composer Earl Shuman is considering filing a lawsuit against the R&B singer for her song 'Girl on Fire.'
Wendy Williams on Beyonce: ‘Sounds Like She Has a Fifth Grade Education’
Talk-show diva Wendy Williams is known for her sharp tongue, but this time she might have been too sharp with her opinion about Beyonce. According to Perez Hilton, Williams was overheard dissing Mrs. Carter during a recent taping of her show.