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The streets are really anticipating J. Cole's sophomore project, Born Sinner -- so much that he's pushed the release up from June 25th to June 18th. One little detail -- that's the day Kanye West's album is rumored to be dropping.
A source tells the Hollywood Reporter, "J. has been working non-stop to put out his album a week earlier -- living in the studio, bringing in full orchestras and a choir." And J. says, "I wanted to come out earlier, but I kept hitting these creative zones where I couldn't finish. 'Cause I kept making more and more and more. It…was effortless, how I made this album."
Singers Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are reportedly joining the next season of X Factor.
According to TMZ the pair will be replacing Britney Spears and L.A. Reid and joining returning judges Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell.
TMZ says Kelly and Paulina "are in final negotiations to join the show, with only minor details left to be hammered out before they sign on."
Mary J. Blige's financial woes have QUADRUPLED -- on top of the $900k she allegedly owes the Garden State, TMZ has learned MJB has been slapped with a $3.4 MILLION bill from Uncle Sam.
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We reached out to Mary's team for comment -- so far nada. We also alerted them to TurboTax.
The “Gucci Gucci” rapper expanded upon this thought on her tumblr:
Yeah, I’m pregnant! It sucks. If your not pregnant don’t get pregnant for a while because there’s all these symptoms that make you feel weird and hurt and are uncomfortable and 9 months is really really long especially towards the end. You have to pack away all your slutty crop tops and high waisted shorts. Your stressed all the time and in pain and bored on top of that because, at the end of the day if your friends cant smoke with you or even around you they will find something better to do. And when you do ge to go out with some friends your feet and back usually hurt within an hour. Hopefully I will be doing the post in a few months saying how it was all worth it but, I am sure I will be dead from lack of sleep and breastfeeding and changing poopie diapers that I won’t have time to post that. So holla.
Kanye West had a bizarre request for the sales staff at New York City's Atrium clothing store -- play his new album while he shopped.
According to the New York Post, Yeezy even sang along to several of the tracks from the still untitled disc while he browsed earlier this week. The store didn't seem to mind, as an Atrium rep later tweeted, “Mr. West gave...a little taste of his new album at the store this morning. Nice way to start the day.”
The hologram trend predicted to take off following Tupac's virtual performance at Coachella in 2012 is happening now -- it just took a year.
The line-up for the 10th anniversary of the Rock The Bells festival was announced Tuesday night and it includes "virtual performances" by the late Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E.
The virtual O.D.B. will likely perform with his former crew-mates in the Wu-Tang Clan, while the virtual Eazy-E will join his reunited one-time protégés Bone Thugs N Harmony.
Others on the bill include Common, Currensy, Dilated Peoples, Too Short, Earl Sweatshirt, Jurassic 5, Kid Cudi, Rakim, Tyler The Creator and others.
The fest is set to hit the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California on September 7th and 8th; the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on September 14th and 15th; the Festival Grounds @ RFK in Washington, D.C. on September 28th and 29th; and the Meadowlands Racetrack in Rutherford, New Jersey on October 4th and 5th.
Madonna has picked a new Material Girl -- and named Rita Ora the face of her best-selling fashion line.
Glamour magazine reports that Rita will pocket nearly a million bucks as part of a year-long deal that will place her in print and TV ads and have her do public appearances to promote the line. A source close to Madonna says that "Lourdes has been a fan of Rita for a while and has been to many of her gigs. She persuaded her mum to see her. They met at the Met Ball in New York and Madonna admired Rita's attitude so signed off on the idea."
The Englishwoman hopes the Madonna connection will help her crack the United States.