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Hot Shot: Ciara Unwraps New ‘Sorry’ Promo

Having notched up over a million views in a matter of days, it’s fair to say Ciara is onto a winner with comeback single ‘Sorry‘. 

Hence, so as to keep her buzz a’buzzin, the 26 year old has shared a new promotional shot with her ever-adoring “C-Squad”.

Needless to say, stunning stuff.

We literally can’t wait to see the promotional push for the singer’s fifth studio album ‘One Woman Army’ – which is presently slated for a Fall release. Bring on the performances, pictures, and the whole shabang. We’re amped!

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Little Mix Unmask ‘DNA’ Album Cover

Pop quad Little Mix have unveiled the official cover for their debut album, ‘DNA’.

Due in November, the LP is set to feature the group’s two chart-toppers, ‘Cannonball’ and ‘Wings’, as well as the album’s title-track, which also dubs as their next single.

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Having scored two #1’s with two singles, the ladies are off to the best of starts. The true test, however, will come with their album sales. The X Factor winners have both the show and Holiday-release window as big boosters to their campaign; whether or not that’ll be enough to blast them out of “talent show” territory into “credible artists” will be interesting to see. Roll on November.

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Hot Shots: Christina Aguilera Stuns At ‘ALMA Awards’

Christina Aguilera put her best foot forward last night, arriving at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards in this flattering Michael Kors number.

Taking to the Latino event, where she was honored for her contributions to the arts, Aguilera hit the red carpet two nights after the official release of her new song ‘Your Body’ and two months before the launch of her seventh studio album, ‘Lotus’.

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Hot Shots: More From Lil Kim’s ‘New York Fashion Week’

Before announcing the release of new material during an interview with Fashion News Live, Lil Kim took to Betsey Johnson‘s outing, where she enjoyed the company the Fashion Police’s Kelly Osbourne and the designer herself.

While you’ve seen some snaps from her night here, last night saw the former MAC girl share more pics from the event with fans on Twitter.

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Nicki Minaj & Rita Ora Score Major ‘MTV EMA’ Nominations

This year’s MTV European Music Awards is undoubtedly set to be one the industry’s grandest nights- that is, if even half of this year’s nominees show up.

Indeed, though yet to confirm any of the night’s performers, this morning did see the event release its full list of nominations marking phenomenal news for many a chart staple- more specifically though, Pop Princesses Rita Ora and Nicki Minaj.

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Watch: Madonna To Lady Gaga: ‘Imitation Is the Highest Form of Flattery’

 

While still at war with fellow diva Elton John, Queen of Pop Madonna is still finding time to make digs at pop princess Lady Gaga.

As fans long know, the ‘Vogue’ hitmaker notoriously referenced Gaga as being ‘reductive’ in her ‘Born This Way’ spin on Madge’s 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’ – later claiming its the 2011 track was inspired by Whitney Houston.

A statement which led the pop icon to include a thinly veiled attack to her young counterpart by performing a ‘She’s Not Me/Express Yourself/Born This Way’ mash-up in her own show.

Last night, at a stop in Atlantic City on her highly successful ‘MDNA World Tour’, Madge dedicated a performance of the Golden Globe-winning song ‘Masterpiece’ (from ‘W.E.’) and sent the crowd into a frenzy when she made this announcement:

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Hot Shot: New American Idol Judges Take Their Seats

It’s the shot the world has waited for and moments ago it finally arrived.

The conundrum surrounding the new American Idol panel is officially over. As earlier reported and per the shot above, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson are officially this year’s talent judges.

Today saw the quad take what will be their seats for the next seven months at the show’s first auditions in New York. Shooting is underway now, with the show finally hitting screens in January, going on to wrap in May.

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Watch: ‘The X Factor UK’ / (Season 9 – Episode 6 – Auditions)

The latest series of the X-Factor UK continued tonight. Unsurprisingly, with this being the audition phase, the talented and talent-challenged came out in equal measure for a crack at progressing to the next stage. Judging the hopefuls are new additions Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, original panelist Louis Walsh, and newcomer Nicole Scherzinger.

{An international phenomenon, local versions show now air in the US, Italy, France and beyond. The brain-child of Simon Cowell, the show is responsible for birthing the careers of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Cher Lloyd and JLS.}.
The Best and worst of the 6th and final week of auditions below…

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From The Vault: Beyonce – ‘Diva’

This week, That Grape Juice salute a breed that we’re particularly fond of. Without an ounce of doubt we are talking DIVAS {www.SheIsDiva.com}! What better way to honour these iconic figures than to give a nod to today’s most pronounced ambassador of the cause?

Needless to say, today’s From The Vault comes courtesy of the legend-in-the-making Beyonce and her aptly-titled ‘Diva’ release.

Helmed by TGJ favorites Bangladesh and Sean Garrett, the 2008 cut (lifted from the multi-Platinum ‘I Am…’ LP) sees Ms. Knowles’ alter-ego, Sasha Fierce, take center stage for an unapologetic ego-trip. If you didn’t know it before, the then-27 year old left no uncertainty that she was “the number one diva in this game”.

The Hip-Hop soaked cut, which for many was an estrogen equivalent to Lil’ Wayne’s infectuous ‘A Milli’, peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart (sidenote: the single was only sent to Rythmic and Urban radio, a shame if you ask us). Without ever being officially released outside of the US, it still managed to chart at #40 in Australia and #72 in the UK based on downloads alone.

In the black and white music video, directed by longtime collaborator and friend Melina Matsoukas, Sasha amps it up with attitude-filled choreography accompanied by her ever reliable dancers and rocking Thierry Mugler designs with both sass and class.

As Bey drills home in the song, “a diva is a female version of a hustler”. Although we concur with her definition, we definitely feel there more, which begs the question…

What is your definition of a diva?

BONUS: Check out Ms. Knowles blazing the stage at her Revel comeback concert earlier this year below. We can’t wait for the DVD when it arrives this Fall!

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Hot Shots: Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Begin ‘American Idol’ Search

 

 

No more than two hours after confirming the cast for this season’s ‘American Idol’, Mariah Carey arrived to the show’s NYC auditions with fellow judge Nicki Minaj to begin their search for the nation’s next phenom.

In fact, as you read this very article, the pair are now being joined by Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, who make up the second half of this season’s quartet.

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