The X Factor 2012 Boot Camp stage (part 1) aired this evening. With the pre-recorded stage of the show drawing to a close, all eyes are on who’ll be making it through to the live shows.

Judging the hopefuls are new additions Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, original panelist Louis Walsh, and newcomer Nicole Scherzinger.

{An international phenomenon, local versions of the show show now air in the US, Italy, France and beyond. The brain-child of Simon Cowell, The X Factor is responsible for birthing the careers of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, One Direction, Cher Lloyd and JLS.}.
The Best and worst of Boot Camp (part 1) below…


Feast your eyes on these snaps of ‘American Idol‘ judge Nicki Minaj, on the set of her new video… ‘The Boys‘.

Sans her collaborator Cassie, the Rap Queen’s visual is set to be just as whimsical as herself, shot earlier this week at an undisclosed set.

More below…


It might just be us, but Lil Kim seems to be a lot more ‘together’ since parting her ways with ex Mr. Papers recently.

Indeed, after a number of unfortunate appearances, the Rap Royal took to New York City’s ‘Bounce Sports Club‘ with Jim Jones and Salt & Pepa‘s Pepa to celebrate its first anniversary.

Undeniably upbeat, Jones also enjoyed the event with a number of fans who turned up to support both she and the  upmarket venue.

Peep her in action below…


Stage blazer Jennifer Lopez lived up to her billing today at the Opening Ceremony of the FIFA Under 17’s Women’s World Cup.

Backed by her trusty troop of dancers, the 42 year old electrified the Tofig Bahramov Stadium in Azerbaijan with a showstopping medley of ‘Dance Again’ and ‘On The Floor’.

Watch La Lopez score in a big way after the jump…


The fall-out from Ev Vogue‘s not-so-subtle split shows no signs of subsiding.

Since dividing into two “versions” earlier this year, both camps have kept much of the discourse surrounding the split confined to Twitter and Facebook. Until now.

This week members Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones  sat down with Access Hollywood this week for a candid chat. The pair, who claim they too will press on under the En Vogue alias, dished the deets surrounding their departure and the dissension that has seen the group implode.

Interview after the jump…


In what may come as a surprise to many Pop Culture spectators, it seems Mariah Carey‘s joining of FOX‘s ‘American Idol’ has been overshadowed by the arrival of ‘Va Va Voom‘ songstress Nicki Minaj.

Striking up a debate as to whether she is qualified to judge fresh talent, despite being one of Pop’s more celebrated stars, Minaj’s ‘Idol’ role has now won the approval of Season 11 staple Jessica Sanchez.

Full story below…


 Keyshia Cole gave one of the best performances of her career last night, when she joined Lil Wayne at the iHeart Radio Music Festival.

Delivering a stunning rendition of their joint smash ‘Enough Of No Love‘, the pair hit the stage in support of the number which has thus fur peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/ Hip Hop songs tally.

Watch below…


 Leona Lewis is on a roll!

Wowing fans with the launch of her ‘Glassheart‘ single last week, today saw the unveiling of the Maiday penned ‘Stop The Clocks‘.

We’ve given it a couple spins and love it, so get into it below and let us know how you feel about it…


It’s been less than a year since Rihanna released her last album ‘Talk That Talk’, yet the Pop puppet is gearing up for its follow-up – and has now unwrapped details about its lead single. 

Details after the jump…

Last night saw Rihanna rocks Las Vegas’ MGM Grand for her stint at this year’s ‘I Heart Radio Fest‘.

Whipping up a set of her more recognizable releases, her performance now awaits your viewing below.

Find out how she fared…


 It was supposed to be one of the year’s greatest releases- following the epic launch of Lady GaGa‘s ‘Telephone’ outing with Beyonce.

However, despite recording the single and travelling to Brazil to shoot its big budget video, nothing came of Alicia Keys’ duet with the ‘End Of Time‘ singer, despite the frenzy whipped up by Keys in support of her 2010 LP ‘The Element Of Freedom‘.

Now, one year after being quizzed by That Grape Juice on the video’s absence, and two years after it was due for release, Alicia has finally revealed why fans will not be seeing the Melina piece.

Her statement below…


This month brings with it the release of two of the year’s most anticipated albums courtesy of Pop stars Pink and No Doubt. Hence in a bid to whip up heightened excitement for both, the popular entities joined forces tonight at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

The magic moment came during No Doubt’s performance of the classic ‘Just A Girl’, when Gwen invited the ‘Blow Me’ singer onstage to join in on vocal duties.

Watch the electric performance after the jump…


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