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Watch: Behind the Scenes With Lady Gaga and Vanity Fair

‘Marry the Night’ maestra Lady Gaga has definitely made her fair share of headlines for her latest union with Vanity Fair.  The issue, set to be the magazine’s first for 2012,  mostly includes shots by famed American photographer Annie Leibovitz as well as an eye-popping photo with/by ‘The Lady Is a Tramp‘ co-star Tony Bennett.

In the magazine, the singer also outlines the highly anticipated visual for ‘Night’ – the fifth single from her latest LP ‘Born This Way’.  Set for an exclusive premiere tomorrow on E! Network, the 13-minute video will be part of a 30-minute special dedicated to the singer.  Chatting with Vanity Fair, the singer went into great detail about its inspiration.

See that interview and the behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot after the jump:

 

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Nicole Scherzinger: Product vs Promotion

To say that former Pussycat Doll frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger may be nearing the end of her 9 musical lives would be a fair assessment.  For a singer whose bids to fame have boasted killer looks, discernible talent, and (not to mention) multiple sturdy platforms for lift off yet no solid launch, begs a striking question:  where is the miscalculation with Miss Scherzinger?

Initially brought to the public’s eye during the infancy stages of the now-common ‘reality talent show’, Scherzinger was one of 5 finalists for the American Idol copycat ‘Pop Stars’ (on WB).  The pop collective, called Eden’s Crush, saw an impressive beginning on Billboard with both a top 10 single and album. Yet, after a record label folding and no follow-up in sight, Scherzinger fell from public view until landing her next (and most successful gig to date) – Pussycat Doll frontwoman.  ‘Doll Domination’ would prove to not only be an understatement, but also the purr-fect set up for its leader as the pop composite conquered Billboard charts with hit after hit.  Millions sold and in the bank (not to mention a real lick of ‘celebrity’), Scherzinger leaped from her sturdiest post yet to pursue a solo career.

2007 saw the Hawaiian beauty attempt to make her first solo splash on charts with ‘Her Name Is Nicole’.  Led by the thunderous T.I.-assisted, Polow Da Don-produced ‘Whatever You Like’, the debut single from ‘Her Name’ surprisingly left her name nowhere to be found on Billboard charts.  With the record later shelved, Scherzinger seemed to have lost yet another footing on Billboard charts.

…until 2010 saw yet another attempt to return to charts with ‘Killer Love’.  Marked as the official debut album of her solo career, the album boasted production from heavy hitmakers like RedOne and others and lifted the sex kitten to her highest heights on UK singles charts (#3 and #1 for singles ‘Poison’ and ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath‘).  And, joining media mogul Simon Cowell‘s judging panel for the (once) highly anticipated ‘X Factor USA’, Nicole finally looked to board the vehicle that relaunched Jennifer Lopez’s once failing career.  That is…until the ‘Try It With Me’ maestra actually…umm…tried it.  ‘Poison’, ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, and ‘Wet’ barely made splashes on the ‘Bubbling Under Charts’ in the U.S. and quickly fizzled out.  Add their parent album’s ‘Killer Love’ pushback after pushback, these shortcomings collectively all but indicated ‘Love’s’ death sentence.  And, of course, Scherzinger is slipping right back into a wash, rinse, and repeat of album #1.

With killer looks, dance moves, marketable music, stage presence, and three major platforms, the singer may have hit the nail on the head when she sang ‘I got that poison’ as U.S. record buyers are sleeping on this beauty’s every musical venture.  Could Nicole simply be missing the very X Factor she hopes to help Simon Cowell find?

Now you weigh in:  Has Nicole’s career been just a monstrous musical misstep or a mixture of marketing mishaps?

Your thoughts?

 

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Watch: Michelle Williams Rocks OK TV

Following another successful acting stint with the play ‘What My Husband Doesn’t Know’, Michelle Williams is back.

The Destiny’s Child alum has teamed up with European DJ’s Electric Giant Beatz as the guest vocalist on their single ‘On The Run’.

Aptly, then, the 30 year old is currently here in the UK doing the media rounds in support of the release. Check out her energetic showing on Channel 5’s  OK! TV today.

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Hot Shots: Rihanna Shoots ‘You Da One’ Video

Bright colours, bright wig, dim talent. Needless to say, Rihanna‘s shooting a new music video.

The model, whose Navy spent so much time defending her they forgot to buy her poorly selling new album, hopes to keep the record’s flame ablaze with its second single ‘You Da One’ – the video for which she shot in London today.

Being the fair and unbias site we are, we won’t judge the clip until seeing it in its entirety. However, we just hope she and director Melina have conjured up something original. We wouldn’t want a repeat of the plaguirsm which marred their most recent efforts.

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Lil Kim Loses TV Role To Rival Female Rapper

 

Some time ago, That Grape Juice reported that Lil Kim was to serve as judge on the upcoming televised TV show ‘America’s Next Top Rapper‘, alongside Director X and the producer Rockwilder.

Now, in what will come as a shocking blow to her fan base- who understandably were hoping the gig would help kick start her ailing career- today saw confirmation that she has been replaced by a rival female Rapper.

 

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Monica Visits ‘Wendy Williams’


R&B maestra Monica stopped by The Wendy Williams Show this morning, where she discussed many a topic with the former shock-jock. Included in the candid chat is news of her forthcoming ‘New Life’ album, the pregnancy rumours, married life, and a whole lot more.

Peep te interview after the jump…

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Blacklisted; Has The World Been Too Harsh On Chris Brown?

 

As was to be expected, it is apparent that Chris Brown‘s team have found restoring his public image to be an tough and tedious struggle.

For despite enjoying a number of commercial successes with his latest album ‘FAME‘ and receiving critical acclaim for a number of well choreographed award show appearances, ‘the incident‘ remains an inconvenient stain that neither he or his publicists know how to get rid of.

Now we want you to weigh in.

Hasn’t Chris Brown suffered enough?

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Behind The Scenes: Beyonce – ‘Dance For You’ Video

Beyonce dazzled with the video for ‘Dance for You’, the latest visual offering from the her ‘Elements of 4’ DVD.

Check out a behind the scenes look at how the sassy video was conjured up…

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Hot Shots: Beyonce Braves The Rain in NYC

 

With over $80 million made this year, Pop royal Beyonce is no stranger to making it rain.

However, even she needed help braving New York’s tumultuous weather today as she made her way through the city with stylist Tyrone and bodyguard Julius.

More snaps below…

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Watch: Usher And David Guetta Thrill On ‘Kimmel’

 

Seemingly eager to turn their release ‘Without You‘ into a US smash hit, Pop duo Usher and David Guetta to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live‘ to deliver the cut, hours after performing the number hours earlier on ‘The Ellen Show.

Check out the illuminated showing below…

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