Madonna announces 2012 world tour dates
February 7th, 2012
12:54 PM ET

Madonna announces 2012 world tour dates

If you thought Madonna was going to strip off those high-heeled boots and put her feet up after the Super Bowl halftime show, think again. (This is Madonna we're talking about, after all.)

Instead, the pop star is gearing up for a world tour that will launch in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 29.

Madge is taking her tour to "arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sights" around the globe, a statement says. She'll also head back Down Under, where she hasn't held a concert in 20 years, to wrap the tour up in early 2013.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Madonna • Music
Drake sued over 'Marvin's Room'
February 7th, 2012
12:48 PM ET

Drake sued over 'Marvin's Room'

It's not often one can say they're looking forward to court, but rapper Drake has done just that.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the artist is being sued by an alleged ex-girlfriend over the single "Marvin's Room" from his album "Take Care." A woman by the name of Ericka Lee, who says she had a business and personal relationship with Drake between early 2010 and the middle of last year, is reportedly seeking co-writer royalties.

Lee reportedly claims in paperwork filed in Los Angeles that Drake agreed to work on the song with her and split the proceeds. She says she's the voice of the woman Drake speaks with on the track.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
New 'Amazing Spider-Man' trailer arrives
February 7th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

New 'Amazing Spider-Man' trailer arrives

Between the spots that aired during the Super Bowl and today's fresh clip for "The Amazing Spider-Man," it's beginning to feel a lot like trailer season.

The new clip for Marc Webb's take on the comic book hero begins with Gwen Stacy (a blonde Emma Stone) asking Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker how he got outside of her window. He tells her the fire escape - but "it's 20 stories," she replies. "The doorman's intimidating," he fires back.

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Filed under: movies • Trailer Park
Chris Brown to perform at the Grammys
February 7th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Chris Brown to perform at the Grammys

Three years after the infamous pre-Grammys incident that still makes headlines, Chris Brown is returning to the Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy has announced that Brown, 22, has joined the lineup for Sunday's awards show, along with new additions Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, and Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt.

According to MTV, this appearance will mark the first time Brown has been present at the ceremony since the altercation with his then-girlfriend Rihanna, the night before they were scheduled to perform at the 2009 Grammy Awards.

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Beyonce dons red for first post-baby event
February 7th, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Beyonce dons red for first post-baby event

A month after giving birth to Blue Ivy, new mom Beyonce is back on her feet. Or, should we say, back in her Louboutins.

The 30-year-old star singer made her first public appearance since Blue Ivy's arrival in New York City last night, when she attended her husband Jay-Z's first performance at Carnegie Hall.

The rapper and industry mogul, 42, is performing there to benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, with proceeds going to help fight poverty, boost on-time graduation rates in underserved NYC schools and help low-income students across New York's five boroughs go to college.

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Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities
'Smash' strikes the right note
February 7th, 2012
09:32 AM ET

'Smash' strikes the right note

Let's get this out of the way right now: "Glee," this is not.

After months of hype (not to mention online streaming), NBC's "Smash" premiered on Monday night, and it was easy to see that while plenty of singing is involved, the show has a very different tone from the Fox hit series. (Worth noting: "Smash" was originally pitched to Showtime in 2009, the year "Glee" premiered.)

"Smash" – as anyone who saw the endless promos probably knows – revolves around a musical adaptation of the life of Marilyn Monroe.

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