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Shakira's new album is going to expand her "Empire" according to critics who've taken it for a spin.
The self-titled release, led by a duet with Rihanna called "Can't Remember to Forget You" and the aforementioned sultry single, arrived on Tuesday.
There are some undeniable hits, and some very noticeable misses as the Colombian superstar stretches herself with producers like Dr. Luke and Max Martin. The mostly English-language disc packs an array of styles in its 12-tracks, from rock to reggae to a hint of country thanks to a much-despised pairing with Blake Shelton. At one point, the 37-year-old's son with Spanish athlete Gerard Piqué, Milan, makes a guest appearance.
Multi-hyphenate Madonna is putting on her director's hat once again.
The music legend is going to helm an adaptation of Rebecca Walker's first novel, "Adé: A Love Story," according to Deadline.
Chris Evans is ready to hang up his cape.
The Marvel star, who leads the studio's "Captain America" movies and plays the patriotic superhero in the "Avengers" franchise, tells Variety magazine that he's looking forward to quitting acting altogether.
As soon as Kim Kardashian and her fiance, Kanye West, were unveiled as Vogue magazine's latest cover stars, loyal fashion fans demanded to know how it happened.
Vogue's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, has already explained that she believes the reality star and rapper warrant the cover because of the influence they wield. But what does Kardashian have to say about it? (Other than it's a dream come true?)
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