As MTV‘s revived TRL tries to find its footing, the show scored quite the coup by securing Fifth Harmony for a takeover.

The Pop outfit, who are no doubt aligned with the audience of the original show, featured for the entire hour.

During their appearance they performed current single ‘He Like That’ and smash in waiting ‘Don’t Say You Love Me.’

Watch both below…


Rita Ora is on the road to the release of a brand new new single.

Following the chart success of ‘Your Song’ (which has become her biggest European release), the 26-year-old is gearing up to premiere ‘Anywhere’ this Friday (October 20th).

To whet appetites, the multi-hypenate star has shared behind the scenes snaps of the track’s video.

Directed by Declan Whitebloom, the clip was filmed in New York City and saw Ora shoot in location such as Times Square, the Meatpacking District, the Hudson River, and China Town. The Brit-bred singer, who hosts the MTV EMAs on November 12th, wears 9 different outfits in the video.

Ahead of the visual’s arrival, peep pics below…

Fifth Harmony have sprung an early holiday gift on their legions of fans.

The Pop quad have unwrapped new song ‘Can You See The Star.’

A rousing anthem, the release is lifted from the soundtrack of motion picture ‘The Star.’

The animation retells the story of “the first Christmas” for the contemporary audience and features material from many others besides 5H – including Mariah Carey.

Listen to the group’s musical contribution below…


“Love is the only way. You can hate yourself while someone else is saying, ‘You can’t. You won’t. You never will.’

These are the words of a certain Mary J, Blige in her feature spread in November’s ESSENCE magazine.

The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul covers the publication in support of current album ‘The Strength of A Woman’ and new Netflix movie ‘Mudbound.’

Due on the streaming service November 17th, the flick explores racial division in post World War II Mississippi.

Hotly tipped for Oscar glory, you can check out the trailer by clicking here.

We’re totally here for MJB making her mark in multiple arenas. She’s long established herself as an insurmountable force; hence it’s awesome to see her working it (and werking it) during this trying time (see: divorce).

Your thoughts?

It goes without saying that it’s been an exceptional year for both Solange and Bruno Mars. 

Hence, it’s fitting that the singers lead the pack of talent in the nominations for the 2017 Soul Train Awards.

Solo stands tallest with 7 honors, while Bruno blazes the scene with 6.

Both have achieved gargantuan success with their projects ‘A Set At The Table’ and ’24k Magic’ projects respectively.

Toni Braxton will also be bestowed with the coveted  Don Cornelius Legend Award, while SWV will receive the third annual Lady Of Soul Award.

The prizes are set to be handed out on November 5th at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena, with the ceremony itself airing on BET on November 26th. 

Peep the full list of nominees after the jump…


The pressure is finally on the entertainment industry to name and shame the meticulous predators who use their power and influence to molest and manipulate vulnerable artists.

Today, Robin Antin has denied that she is one of those predators after a former member of her group the Pussycat Dolls claimed that she forced her employees to sleep with men in exchange for money she would pocket.

Full story below…


Ever wondered why Pink and Mary J. Blige are yet to collaborate?

Well, today brings with it the answer to your question.

Details below…


It’s no secret that MTV’s 2017 reboot of ‘TRL’ has been a miss with critics and viewers.

As reported here, the daily series premiered to a staggering 166,000 viewers on October 2nd.  To put that into context, that figure is less than half of the viewership that led it to its 2008 cancellation.  While some blamed the unfortunate Las Vegas terrorist attack (which also happened on Oct. 2) for the cause of the low ratings, others pointed to the show’s new format, hosts, time slot, and so much more.

Whatever the cause, ‘TRL’s ratings have only declined since its premiere.  As of Friday (October 13th), only 123,000 tuned in.

Despite the discouraging figures, execs at MTV – namely its president, Chris McCarthy – are “incredibly optimistic” about its future.  Read about this and more from his telling sit-down with Billboard inside:


If the commercial performance of ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is anything to judge by, it’s apparent P!nk did not come to play.

The singer-songwriter, hot on the promo trail in support of her 7th studio album, has already seen the project greeted with critical acclaim from the likes of the industry’s top critics.  As we reported here, that fanfare was set to be reflected commercially as well as the project was initially predicted to impact charts with a whopping 300-360,000 units moved its first week.  If proven true, ‘Trauma’ would have already come in as the year’s best premiere numbers for a female.

Now, with a little help from her promo run (including stops on ‘SNL’ and ‘GMA’), industry insiders have revised that projection upward as its sales activity has outpaced their original forecast.

Details inside:


Bow Wow just can’t catch a break.

After finally living down that “private jet” fiasco from earlier this year, the rapper/actor is now the brunt of another joke after he included himself in a photo of Death Row Records’ iconic roster photo.  Including the likes of hip hop legends Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, and more, Bow took to Twitter earlier today to proclaim:

From there, all hell broke loose:


New Nicki Minaj music is on the way.

How she’s whipping up excitement for her esoteric and experimental set?

A brilliant and beautiful spread with ‘The New York Times.


The world of film awaits the February 16th arrival of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther.’

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the movie’s all-star cast is led by Chadwick Boseman in the main role of the Afro hero [T’Challa].

The hotly anticipated clip also features Lupita Nyong’o [Nakia], Michael B. Jordan [Kilmonger], Forrest Whittaker [Zuri], Daniel Kaluya [W’Kabi]and Angela Bassett [Ramonda].

Following the debut of the much-discussed teaser, an extended trailer has been unleashed.

Really though, what are you waiting for? Watch below…


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