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The internet can occasionally be murky place. Just ask Aretha Franklin.

Music’s reigning Queen of Soul was the victim of death rumors, which were perpetuated by various Twitter and Instagram accounts.

With the semi-recent losses of legends such as Prince and George Michael, folk have naturally been on tender-hooks – especially as the murmurs begun to gather momentum.

However, Ms. Franklin is asserting that there’s nothing to worry about.

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Fifth Harmony and Pitbull look set to heat up the holidays with new single ‘Por Favor.’

Embracing the flavoursome sound that’s dominated the charts for much of the year, the collective are gearing up to debut the track’s accompanying video.

Ahead of its arrival this week, MTV’s TRL aired an exclusive preview on today’s episode.

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Frank Ocean sparkles a-front of the newest issue of 032c magazine.

It marks a rare appearance for the uber reclusive singer, who – even after the release of two albums last year – has largely shunned the spotlight.

He did resurface last month when he hosted an elaborate vogue-ball to mark his 30th birthday.

With next year bringing with it the 2nd anniversary both ‘Endless’ and ‘Blond,’ the timing sure would be apt for new music. We know we’re thirsty for it, especially as both of the aforementioned still left us parched. That and the reality that the spot releases he’s dropped since have largely been better than anything present on either project.

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Tamar Braxton isn’t letting her split from Vince Herbert keep her out of the spotlight.

Tonight, the R&B belter makes her return to the live circuit on ‘The Great Xscape Tour’ alongside Monica, June’s Diary, and headliners Xscape.

Before then, she styled and profiled for Vulkan Magazine.

Beyond blazing the pages of the Canadian publication, she also sat down for an interview.

Interestingly, she seized the moment to reveal that – despite touting recent release ‘Bluebird Of Happiness’ as her “last album” – it may very well not be.

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When one’s star shines as bright as Rihanna‘s copycats are a dime a dozen.

Alas, that fact came as no comfort to the star when she touched in Barbados and was horrified to see her fans sporting “alternative versions” of her widely successful Puma collection.

What happened she launched a mission to find out where said knock-offs came from?

A surprise not even Miss Cleo could have foreseen.

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N.E.R.D have officially tossed their hat into the fourth quarter release melee.

The eclectic collective – comprised of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley – exploded back onto the scene this month with lead single ‘Lemon’ featuring Rihanna.

In the time since, they’ve previewed the entirety of new albumNo_One Ever Really Dies’ at ComplexCon – revealing in the process that the set also features the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Future, Andre 3000 and Ed Sheeran.

Now, they’ve confirmed the project’s official release date.

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Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to endorsements and the latest looks set to line her (jeans) pockets lavishly.

For, the multi-hyphenate maven has just nabbed a major partnership with GUESS. 

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Tonight sees Xscape hit the road on their much anticipated ‘Great Xscape Tour.’

The trek forms part of a 360 reunion for the R&B ensemble, who are also starring in a Bravo reality show and prepping a biopic.

Xscape are also recording new music – but not every member will be taking part.

Indeed, as confirmed during a tense interview on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Kandi revealed that other commitments will not free her up to record with Tiny, Tamika, and LaTocha. 

Nonetheless, the ladies have tapped hitmaker Tricky Stewart (Beyonce, Rihanna) to mould their new material.

And it seems like it’s coming soon.

Sear (and hear) what we mean below…

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Nick Carter, a member of the 90s supergroup The Backstreet Boys, has been accused of raping a member of the girl group DREAM.

The allegations below…

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Current battles with former beau David Otunga haven’t robbed Grammy & Academy Award winning diva Jennifer Hudson of her holiday spirit it seems [click here to read more on that].  The songstress, who’s been winning over new fans with her stint as judge on NBC’s hit reality singing competition, ‘The Voice,’ used her awe-inspiring voice to accompany fellow Grammy winners/vocal group Pentatonix for their holiday special titled, ‘A Very Pentatonix Christmas.’

Before you tune in to catch the show in full when it airs Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 p.m., look inside for a jaw dropping preview of their performance with Hudson as they took to the stage to sing the gospel classic, ‘How Great Thou Art.’

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In news that should come as no surprise, Eminem & Beyonce‘s surprise collaboration – ‘Walk On Water’ – is making quite the splash on the Hot 100.

Debuting at #14 on this week’s Hot 100, the song’s top 20 arrival came on the wings of handsome streaming and download figures (18.3 million U.S. streams and 64,000 first-week downloads respectively).  That number may very well increase next week thanks to some solid promo on both sides of the pond from ‘Water’s leading act.

The premiere on the Hot 100 not only made it the highest debut of the week (ahead of its highly anticipated music video), but also gave both Em and the Queen Bey a very unique placement alongside another music royal:  Queen of Pop Madonna.  Get the detail below:

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Reunited and it looks so good!

Such was the case the case for Janet Jackson and ‘What’s It Gonna Be’ collaborator Busta Rhymes. 

The rapper is the latest celebrity to attend the diva’s ‘State Of The World Tour’, which pulled into Newark recently.

His appearance comes after the likes of Naomi Campbell, Gabrielle Union, Stevie Wonder, and Maxwell stopped by the much praised show.

In other Janet news, her father claims she is indeed likely be taking to the stage at the Super Bowl next year with Justin Timberlake.

Time will tell if that comes to fruition. But in there here and now let’s re-live this epic moment below…

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