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Hailed as a “music bible” by some and dismissed as an “Urban” detester by others, Rolling Stone – love them or loathe them – are undoubtedly one of the most renown and respected music outlets standing.

As such, their recent compilation of the ‘Top Female Albums Of All Time’ was always going to me a “must see”.

Using a loose metric of critical and commercial success, the publication’s tally (inclusions, omissions, and positions) makes for a fascinating read.

Hence without further adieu…

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With Pooch Hall waving goodbye to The Game, it’s a touchdown for actor Jay Ellis who has been cast as the BET show’s new male lead.

According to The YBF, the NCIS star, will play hot shot Bryce -the love interest of recently cast female lead Lauren London (who replaces the departing Tia Mowry).

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Like the masses, we’ll be keen to see how (or if) the changes to the Game are a score or a bore. Season 6 of The Game kicks off early next year.

Your thoughts?

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Jennifer Lopez was all smiles earlier t0day, arriving in Rio De Janeiro with alleged boyfriend Casper Smart and a team of minders.

You’d never guess, just by looking, that she had been robbed just hours before. Robbed, minutes before she took to the stage in Buenos Aires as part of her ‘Dance Again‘ world tour.

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Now that her feud with Nicki Minaj has been put to rest, Rap punchline Lil Kim has seen her brand come under fire from a number of directions in recent months.

Last month, she was billed as ‘a shadow of her former self’ by ‘212’ genius Azealia Banks and last Christmas, she found herself in hot water when a former ghostwriter exposed contracts between the pair.

This, confirming age old reports that she does not pen her own material.

Today, ‘My Neck/My Back’ MC Khia has launched an attack on the former star, mocking her alleged addiction to cosmetic surgery and her ‘ghostwritten’ material.

Remarks below…

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Ever the fitness fanatic, yesterday saw Ciara out and about in LA following what appears to be an intense workout.

Well- at least it was for her nail technician.

For, despite being dressed in training gear, the ‘One Woman Army‘ belle was actually on her way to get her nails done at Marie’s Nail Salon, two days after she was spotted leaving ‘The Ivy’, also in the city.

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One of the event’s headlining acts, minutes ago saw Rita Ora perform her #1 single ‘RIP‘ at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend.

Joined by a live band and those ever in tune vocals, peep her performance below…

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Breaking briefly from the (re)recording of her ‘Glassheart’ LP, Leona Lewis took front stage centre at Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend moments ago, where she debuted a new song.

Christened ‘Come Alive’, the cut was cooked up by Fraser T. Smith and is set to feature on ‘Glass’ – which is reportedly now set for a Summer release.

Take a listen after the jump…

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Since bursting onto the scene in the early 90’s, Usher has established himself as Pop music’s premier forces. As such, it’s only fitting that the 33 year old’s 15 year (plus) career is rewarded with a star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame – and next year it will be.

The ‘Scream’ singer, whose new album ‘Looking 4 Myself’ hit #1 this week, leads the pack of inductees for 2013. Find out who’ll be joining him after jump…

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The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul, Mary J. Blige, lived up to her billing yesterday when she rocked Good Morning America.

In the house to promote her new movie ‘Rock of Ages’, the soul-filled songstress served up a stirring medley of material from the movie, as well as performances of some of her much loved hits including ‘Real Love’ and ‘Just Fine’.

Watch Blige in action below…

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Earlier this year,the Sugababes faced reports that the group’s original line up were to reunite, months after former lead Keisha Buchanan was booted from the trio.

Sparking a legal battle which saw original member Mutya Buena win a number of rights to the band’s name, this week saw Amelle Berrebah weigh in on the reunion, which is set to launch a comeback LP later on in the year.

Her comments below…

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After her latest single ‘Call My Name‘ shot straight to #1 in the UK last week, Cheryl Cole took to Germany this week to promote its supporting album ‘A Million Lights’.

Snapped on her way out of Berlin’s 104.6 RTL, the vocal wonder’s appearance at the station came hours before she released footage from her time in the studio, crafting the dance LP.

Watch below…

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The ever-elusive Frank Ocean is gearing up to step out from beyond the shadows with his Def Jam debut ‘Channel Orange’ – the cover and tracklist for which was revealed today.

Check what 17 gems the ‘Thinkin’ ‘Bout You’ singer will be serving up come the LP’s release on July 17th below. Andre 3000 and John Mayer feature…

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